The following procedures may be used to start the engine if the battery is discharged.
You can also call your Toyota dealer or qualified repair shop.
If you have a set of jumper (or booster) cables and a second vehicle with a 12 volt battery, you can jump start your Toyota following the steps below.
Connecting the jumper cables.
Start the engine of the second vehicle. Increase the engine speed slightly and maintain at that level for approximately 5 minutes to recharge the battery of your vehicle.
Open and close any of the doors with the “ENGINE START STOP” switch off.
Maintain the engine speed of the second vehicle and start your vehicle’s engine.
Once the vehicle’s engine has started, remove the jumper cables in the exact reverse order in which they were connected.
Once the engine starts, have the vehicle checked at your Toyota dealer as soon as possible.
The engine cannot be started by push-starting.
The electricity stored in the battery will discharge gradually even when the vehicle is not in use, due to natural discharge and the draining effects of certain electrical appliances. If the vehicle is left for a long time, the battery may discharge, and the engine may be unable to start. (The battery recharges automatically during driving.)
Make sure the key is not inside the vehicle when recharging or replacing the battery. The key may be locked in the vehicle if the alarm is activated.
Observe the following precautions to prevent accidentally igniting the flammable gas that may be emitted from the battery.
The battery contains poisonous and corrosive acidic electrolyte, while related parts contain lead and lead compounds. Observe the following precautions when handling the battery:
Be careful that the jumper cables do not become tangled in the cooling fan or any of the belts when connecting or disconnecting them.