Service reminder indicators and warning buzzers

If the indicator or buzzer comes on...

Do this.

(a)

BRAKE or ((D)

If parking brake is off, stop immediately and contact Toyota dealer.

(b)

(Indicator and buzzer)

Fasten driver's seat belt.

(Indicator and buzzer)

Fasten front passenger's seat belt.

(d)

a

Stop immediately and contact Toyota dealer.

(e)

•O) or U-**"! CHECK "K—fJ

Take vehicle to Toyota dealer.

(f)

f

Fill up tank.

(g)

Stop and check.

If the indicator or buzzer comes on...

Do this.

(h)

ABS or (0)

Take vehicle to Toyota dealer. If brake system warning light is also on, stop immediately and contact Toyota dealer.

(i)

Close all the doors and trunk.

(j)

Close all the doors and trunk.

(k)

P/S

Take vehicle to Toyota dealer.

(l)

Take vehicle to Toyota dealer immediately.

(m)

Add washer fluid.

(n)

MAI NT REQD

Replace engine oil.

If the indicator or buzzer comes on...

Do this.

(o)

Stop and check.

(p)

Key reminder buzzer

Remove key.

(q)

Light reminder buzzer

Turn off lights.

(a) Brake System Warning Light

This light comes on in the following cases when the ignition key is in the "ON" position.

• When the parking brake is applied...

Vehicles with anti-lock brake system—

This light comes on for a few seconds when the ignition key is turned to the "ON" position even after the parking brake is released.

Have your vehicle checked at your Toyota dealer in the following cases:

• The light does not come on even if the parking brake is applied when the ignition key is in the "ON" position.

Vehicles with anti-lock brake system—

• The light does not come on even if the ignition key is turned on with the parking brake released.

A warning light turning on briefly during operation does not indicate a problem.

/l\ CAUTION

If either of the following conditions occurs, immediately stop your vehicle at a safe place and contact your Toyota dealer

• The light does not turn off even after the parking brake is released while the engine is running.

In this case, the brakes may not work properly and your stopping distance will become longer. Depress the brake pedal firmly and bring the vehicle to an immediate stop.

Vehicles with anti-lock brake system—

• The brake system warning light remains on together with the "ABS" warning light.

In this case, not only the anti-lock brake system will fail but also the vehicle will become extremely unstable during braking.

(b) Driver's Seat Belt Reminder Light and Buzzer

The light and buzzer act as a reminder to buckle up the driver's seat belt.

Once the ignition key is turned to "ON" or "START", the reminder light flashes and buzzer sounds if the driver's seat belt is not fastened. Unless the driver fastens the belt, the light keeps flashing and the buzzer stops after about 6 seconds.

If the vehicle speed rises above 20 km/h (12 mph) with the seat belt unfastened, the buzzer will sound for 10 seconds. Then, if the seat belt is still unfastened, the buzzer will sound in a different tone for 20 seconds. Even if the vehicle speed drops below 20 km/h (12 mph), the buzzer will continue to sound. To stop the buzzer, fasten the seat belt. If the buzzer still sounds, make sure the front passenger's seat belt is fastened.

The buzzer can be disabled. For details, contact your Toyota dealer.

(c) Front Passenger's Seat Belt Reminder Light and Buzzer

The light and buzzer act as a reminder to have the front passenger buckle up the seat belt.

/l\ CAUTION

It is dangerous to continue driving normally when the brake fluid level is low.

Once the ignition key is turned to "ON" or "START", the reminder light flashes if a passenger sits in the front passenger seat and does not fasten the seat belt.

If the vehicle speed rises above 20 km/h (12 mph) with the seat belt unfastened, the buzzer will sound for 10 seconds. Then, if the seat belt is still unfastened, the buzzer will sound in a different tone for 20 seconds. Even if the vehicle speed drops below 20 km/h (12 mph), the buzzer will continue to sound. To stop the buzzer, fasten the seat belt. If the buzzer still sounds, make sure the driver's seat belt is fastened.

If luggage or other load is placed on the front passenger seat, depending on its weight, the reminder light may flash and buzzer to sound.

The buzzer can be disabled. For details, contact your Toyota dealer.

(d) Charging System Warning Light

This warning light comes on when the ignition key is turned to the "ON" position, and goes off when the engine is started. When there are problems in the charging system while the engine is running, the warning light comes on.

NOTICE

When the charging system warning light comes on while the engine is running, malfunctions such as the engine drive belt being broken may have occurred. If the warning light comes on, immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and contact your Toyota dealer.

(e) Malfunction Indicator Lamp

This lamp comes on when the ignition key is turned to the "ON" position and goes off after the engine starts. This means that the warning light system is operating properly.

If the lamp remains on, or the lamp comes on while driving, first check the followings.

If the fuel tank is empty, refuel immediately.

If the fuel tank cap is loose, securely tighten it.

These cases are temporary malfunctions. The malfunction indicator lamp will go off after taking several driving trips.

If the lamp does not go off even after several trips, contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible.

If the fuel tank is not empty or the fuel tank cap is not loose...

• There is a problem somewhere in the engine, emission control system, electronic throttle control system, automatic transmission electrical system or warning light system itself.

Contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible to service the vehicle.

If engine speed does not increase when the accelerator pedal is depressed, there may be a problem somewhere in the electronic throttle control system.

At this time, vibration may occur. However, if you depress the accelerator pedal more firmly and slowly, you can drive your vehicle at low speeds. Have your vehicle checked by your Toyota dealer as soon as possible.

Even if the abnormality of the electronic throttle control system is corrected during low speed driving, the system may not be recovered until the engine is stopped and the engine off.

/l\ CAUTION

Be especially careful to prevent erroneous pedal operation.

Emissions Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) programs

Your vehicle may not pass a state emission inspection if the malfunction indicator lamp remains on. Contact your Toyota dealer to check your vehicle's emission control system and OBD (On-Board Diagnostics) system before taking your vehicle for the inspection.

For details, see "Emissions Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) programs" on page 248 in Section 6.

(f) Low Fuel Level Warning Light

This light flashes when the fuel level in the tank becomes nearly empty. Fill up the tank as soon as possible.

On inclines or curves, due to the movement of fuel in the tank, the low fuel level warning light may flash earlier than usual.

(g) Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light

This light warns that the engine oil pressure is too low.

If it flickers or stays on while you are driving, pull off the road to a safe place and stop the engine immediately. Call a Toyota dealer or qualified repair shop for assistance.

The light may occasionally flicker when the engine is idling or it may come on briefly after a hard stop. There is no cause for concern if it then goes out when the engine is accelerated slightly.

The light may come on when the oil level is extremely low. It is not designed to indicate low oil level, and the oil level must be checked using the level dipstick.

NOTICE

Do not drive the vehicle with the warning light on—even for one block. It may ruin the engine.

(h) "ABS" Warning Light

The light comes on when the ignition key is turned to the "ON" position. If the anti-lock brake system works properly, the light turns off after a few seconds. Thereafter, if the system malfunctions, the light comes on again.

When the "ABS" warning light is on (and the brake system warning light is off), the anti-lock brake system does not operate, but the brake system still operates conventionally.

When the "ABS" warning light is on (and the brake system warning light is off), the anti-lock brake system does not operate so that the wheels could lock up during a sudden braking or braking on slippery road surfaces.

If either of the following conditions occurs, this indicates a malfunction somewhere in the parts monitored by the warning light system. Contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible to service the vehicle.

• The light does not come on when the ignition key is turned to the "ON" position or remains on.

• The light comes on while you are driving.

A warning light turning on briefly during operation does not indicate a problem.

If the "ABS" warning light remains on together with the brake system warning light, immediately stop your vehicle at a safe place and contact your Toyota dealer.

In this case, not only the anti-lock brake system will fail but also the vehicle will become extremely unstable during braking.

(i) Open Door Warning Light (vehicles without tachometer)

This light remains on until all the side doors and trunk are completely closed.

(j) Door indicator light

(vehicles with tachometer)

This light remains on until all the doors and trunk are completely closed.

The light consists of a base light (shape of the vehicle) and 5 separate lights. Each light indicates which door is open.

(k) Electric Power Steering System Warning Light

The light comes on when the ignition key is turned to the "ON" position. If the electric power steering system warning light works properly, the light turns off after a few seconds. If the system has malfunctions, the light comes on again.

If the following conditions occur, this indicates a malfunction somewhere in the parts monitored by the warning light system. Contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible to service the vehicle.

• The light does not come on when the ignition key is turned to the "ON" position or remains on.

• The light stays on while you are driving.

The warning light turning on while racing the engine for a long time may not indicate malfunction. To turn off the light, restart the engine and start driving.

If the electric power steering system warning light comes on, take your vehicle to Toyota dealer as soon as possible. In this case, more effort is required for the steering wheel to turn than usual. Drive your vehicle while firmly gripping the steering wheel.

(l) SRS Warning Light

This light will come on when the ignition key is turned to the "ON" position. After about 6 seconds, the light will go off. This means the system of the air-bags and front seat belt pretensioners are operating properly.

The warning light system monitors the air-bag sensor assembly, front airbag sensors, side and curtain shield airbag sensors, curtain shield airbag sensors, driver's seat position sensor, driver's seat belt buckle switch, front passenger occupant classification system, "AIRBAG ON" indicator light, "AIRBAG OFF" indicator light, front passenger's seat belt buckle switch, seat belt pretensioner assemblies, inflators, interconnecting wiring and power sources.

If either of the following conditions occurs, this indicates a malfunction somewhere in the parts monitored by the warning light system. Contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible to service the vehicle.

• The light does not come on when the ignition key is turned to the "ON" position or remains on for more than 6 seconds or flashes.

• The light comes on or starts flashing while driving.

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