Toyota Camry: Battery
Check the battery as follows.
■ Battery exterior
Make sure that the battery terminals are not corroded and that
there are no loose connections, cracks, or loose clamps.
- Hold-down clamp
When recharging, the battery produces hydrogen gas which is flammable and
explosive. Therefore, observe the following before recharging:
- If recharging with the battery installed on the vehicle, be sure to
the ground cable.
- Make sure the power switch on the charger is off when connecting and
the charger cables to the battery.
■After recharging/reconnecting the battery (vehicles with a smart key
- Unlocking the doors using the smart key system may not be possible
after reconnecting the battery. If this happens, use the wireless
remote control or the mechanical key to lock/unlock the doors.
- Start the engine with the engine switch in ACCESSORY mode. The engine
may not start with the engine switch turned off. However, the engine will
operate normally from the second attempt.
- The engine switch mode is recorded by the vehicle. If the battery is
the vehicle will return the engine switch mode to the status it was in
before the battery was disconnected. Make sure to turn off the engine
before disconnecting the battery. Take extra care when connecting the
if the engine switch mode prior to discharge is unknown.
If the system will not start even after multiple attempts, contact your
■Chemicals in the battery
Batteries contain poisonous and corrosive sulfuric acid and may produce
hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. To reduce the risk of death
or serious injury, take the following precautions while working on or near the
- Do not cause sparks by touching the battery terminals with tools.
- Do not smoke or light a match near the battery.
- Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothes.
- Never inhale or swallow electrolyte.
- Wear protective safety glasses when working near the battery.
- Keep children away from the battery.
■Where to safely charge the battery
Always charge the battery in an open area. Do not charge the battery in a
garage or closed room where there is insufficient ventilation.
■How to recharge the battery
Only perform a slow charge (5 A or less). The battery may explode if
charged at a quicker rate.
■Emergency measures regarding electrolyte
- If electrolyte gets in your eyes
Flush your eyes with clean water for at least 15 minutes and get immediate
medical attention. If possible, continue to apply water with a sponge or
cloth while traveling to the nearest medical facility.
- If electrolyte gets on your skin
Wash the affected area thoroughly. If you feel pain or burning, get medical
- If electrolyte gets on your clothes
It can soak through clothing on to your skin. Immediately take off the
and follow the procedure above if necessary.
- If you accidentally swallow electrolyte
Drink a large quantity of water or milk. Get emergency medical attention
■When disconnecting the battery
Do not disconnect the negative (-) terminal on the body side. The
negative (-) terminal may touch the positive (+) terminal, which may
cause a short and result in death or serious injury.
■When recharging the battery
Never recharge the battery while the engine is running. Also, be sure all
accessories are turned off.
Add washer fluid in the following
A washer does not work.
"Windshield Washer Fluid Low"
is displayed on the multi-information
■When adding washer fluid
Replace or rotate tires in accordance with maintenance schedules
Check if the treadwear indicators are showing on the tires. Also check
the tires for uneven wear, suc
Your vehicle is equipped with a tire pressure warning system that uses
tire pressure warning valve and transmitters to detect low tire inflation
pressure before serious problems arise.
To minimize the risk of fuel leakage when the engine stalls or
when an airbag inflates upon collision, the fuel pump shut off
system stops the supply of fuel to the engine.
Follow the procedure below to restart the engine after the system is
Vehicles without a smart key system
INSPECTION PROCEDURE 1. INSPECT FRONT NO. 2 SPEAKER ASSEMBLY (for 6 Speakers)
(a) With the speaker installed, check that there is no looseness or other abnormalities.
(b) Check that there is no foreign matter in the speaker, no tears on the speaker cone or other abnormalities.