Toyota Camry: Changing engine switch modes
Modes can be changed by pressing the engine switch with the brake
pedal released. (The mode changes each time the switch is pressed.)
The emergency flashers can be
The multi-information display will
not be displayed.
- ACCESSORY mode
Some electrical components such
as the audio system can be used.
A message indicating how to start
the engine will be displayed on the
- IGNITION ON mode
All electrical components can be used.
*: If the shift lever is in a position other than P when turning off the
the engine switch will be turned to ACCESSORY mode, not to off.
When stopping the engine with the shift lever in a position other
If the engine is stopped with the shift lever in a position other than P,
the engine switch will not be turned off but instead be turned to
ACCESSORY mode. Perform the following procedure to turn the
1. Check that the parking brake is set.
2. Shift the shift lever to P.
3. Check that "Turn Power Off" is displayed on the multi-information
display and then press the engine switch once.
4. Check that "Turn Power Off" on the multi-information display is
■Auto power off function
If the vehicle is left in ACCESSORY mode for more than 20 minutes or IGNITION
ON mode (with the engine is not running) for more than an hour with
the shift lever in P, the engine switch will automatically turn off. However,
function cannot entirely prevent battery discharge. Do not leave the vehicle
with the engine switch in ACCESSORY or IGNITION ON mode for long periods
of time when the engine is not running.
■If the engine does not start
- The engine immobilizer system may not have been deactivated.
Contact your Toyota dealer.
- Check that the shift lever is securely set in P. The engine may not
start if the
shift lever is displaced out of P.
■When a message requesting the smart key system be inspected is displayed
on the multi-information display
The system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle inspected by your
Toyota dealer immediately.
■Operation of the engine switch
- If the switch is not pressed shortly and firmly, the engine switch mode
not change or the engine may not start.
- If attempting to restart the engine immediately after turning the engine
switch off, the engine may not start in some cases. After turning the engine
switch off, wait a few seconds before restarting the engine.
■When starting the engine
Always start the engine while sitting in the driver's seat. Do not depress
accelerator pedal while starting the engine under any circumstances.
Doing so may cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.
■Stopping the engine in an emergency
- If you want to stop the engine in an emergency while driving the
press and hold the engine switch for more than 2 seconds, or press it
briefly 3 times or more in succession.
However, do not touch the engine switch while driving except in an
Turning the engine off while driving will not cause loss of steering
or braking control, but the power assist to these systems will be lost. This
will make it more difficult to steer and brake, so you should pull over and
stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so.
- If the engine switch is operated while the vehicle is running, a
message will be shown on the multi-information display and a buzzer
- When restarting the engine after it was turned off while driving,
shift lever to N and press the engine switch.
Exhaust gases include harmful carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless
and odorless. Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may cause exhaust gases to enter the vehicle and may
lead to an accident caused by light-headedness, or may lead to death or a
serious health hazard.
- If the vehicle is in a poorly ventilated area or a closed area, such
garage, stop the engine.
- Do not leave the vehicle with the engine running for a long time. If
situation cannot be avoided, park the vehicle in an open space and ensure
that exhaust fumes do not enter the vehicle interior.
- Do not leave the engine running in an area with snow build-up, or
is snowing. If snowbanks build up around the vehicle while the engine is
running, exhaust gases may collect and enter the vehicle.
■To prevent battery discharge
- Do not leave the engine switch in ACCESSORY or IGNITION ON mode
for long periods of time without the engine running.
- Do not stop the engine when the shift lever is in a position other
than P. If
the engine is stopped in another shift lever position, the engine switch
not be turned off but instead be turned to ACCESSORY mode. If the vehicle
is left in ACCESSORY mode, battery discharge may occur.
■When starting the engine
- Do not race a cold engine.
- If the engine becomes difficult to start or stalls frequently, have
checked by your Toyota dealer immediately.
■Symptoms indicating a malfunction with the engine switch
If the engine switch seems to be operating somewhat differently than
such as the switch sticking slightly, there may be a malfunction. Contact
your Toyota dealer immediately.
Shifting the shift lever
Vehicles without a smart key
While the engine switch is in the "ON" position and the brake
pedal depressed*, shift the shift lever while pushing the shift
When the shift lever is in the S position, the shift lever or paddle shift
switches (if equipped) can be operated as follows:
Paddle shift switches (if
Lane change to the right (move
the lever partway and release
The right hand signals will flash 3
Lane change to the left (move
REPLACEMENT CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT
CAUTION: Do not remove the radiator cap sub-assembly or radiator drain cock plug while the engine and radiator assembly are still hot. Pressurized, hot engine coolant and steam may be released and cause serious burns.
1. DRAIN ENGINE COOLANT CAUTI
The following procedures may be used to start the engine if the
vehicle's battery is discharged.
You can also call your Toyota dealer or a 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 vehicle by foll