If communication between the electronic key and vehicle is interrupted or the electronic key cannot be used because the battery is depleted, the smart key system and wireless remote control cannot be used. In such cases, the doors can be opened or the engine can be started by following the procedure below.
Locking and unlocking the doors and key linked functions
Using the mechanical key in order to perform the following operations.
Turning the key once again unlocks the other doors.
*: This setting must be customized at your Toyota dealer.
Starting the engine
Shift the shift lever to “P” and apply the brakes.
Touch the Toyota emblem side of the electronic key to the “ENGINE START STOP” switch.
An alarm will sound to indicate that the start function cannot detect the electronic key that is touched to the “ENGINE START STOP” switch if any of the doors is opened and closed while the key is touched to the switch.
Press the “ENGINE START STOP” switch within 10 seconds after the buzzer sounds, keeping the brake pedal depressed.
In the event that the “ENGINE START STOP” switch cannot be operated, contact your Toyota dealer.
Shift the shift lever to “P” and press the “ENGINE START STOP” switch as you normally do when stopping the engine.
As this above procedure is a temporary measure, it is recommended that the electronic key battery be replaced immediately when the battery depletes.
Using the mechanical key to lock the doors will not set the alarm system.
If a door is unlocked using the mechanical key when the alarm system is set, the alarm may be triggered.
Within 10 seconds of the buzzer sounding, release the brake pedal and press the “ENGINE START STOP” switch. Modes can be changed each time the switch is pressed.