Toyota Camry: Cleaning and protecting
the vehicle interior
The following procedures will help protect your vehicle's interior
and keep it in top condition:
Protecting the vehicle interior
Cleaning the areas with satin-finish metal accents
Cleaning the leather areas
Cleaning the synthetic leather areas
- Remove dirt and dust using a vacuum cleaner.
- Wipe it off with a soft cloth dampened with neutral detergent diluted
to approximately 1%.
- Wring out any excess water from the cloth and thoroughly wipe off
remaining traces of detergent and water.
■Caring for leather areas
Toyota recommends cleaning the interior of the vehicle at least twice a year
maintain the quality of the vehicle's interior.
■Shampooing the carpets
There are several commercial foaming-type cleaners available. Use a sponge
or brush to apply the foam. Rub in overlapping circles. Do not use water.
Wipe dirty surfaces and let them dry. Excellent results are obtained by keeping
the carpet as dry as possible.
Clean with mild soap and lukewarm water using a cloth or sponge. Also
check the belts periodically for excessive wear, fraying or cuts.
■Water in the vehicle
- Do not splash or spill liquid in the vehicle.
Doing so may cause electrical components, etc., to malfunction or catch
- Do not get any of the SRS components or wiring in the vehicle
An electrical malfunction may cause the airbags to deploy or not function
properly, resulting in death or serious injury.
- Vehicles with wireless charger:
Do not let the wireless charger get wet. Failure to do so may
cause the charger to become hot and cause burns or could cause electric
shock resulting in death or serious injury.
■Cleaning the interior (especially instrument panel)
Do not use polish wax or polish cleaner. The instrument panel may reflect
off the windshield, obstructing the driver's view and leading to an accident,
resulting in death or serious injury.
- Do not use the following types of detergent, as they may discolor the
interior or cause streaks or damage to painted surfaces:
- Areas other than the seats and steering wheel: Organic substances
such as benzene or gasoline, alkaline or acidic solutions, dye, and
- Seats: Alkaline or acidic solutions, such as thinner, benzene,
- Steering wheel: Organic substances, such as thinner, and cleaner
- Do not use polish wax or polish cleaner. The instrument panel's or
interior part's painted surface may be damaged.
■Preventing damage to leather surfaces
Observe the following precautions to avoid damage to and deterioration of
- Remove any dust or dirt from leather surfaces immediately.
- Do not expose the vehicle to direct sunlight for extended periods of
Park the vehicle in the shade, especially during summer.
- Do not place items made of vinyl, plastic, or containing wax on the
as they may stick to the leather surface if the vehicle interior heats
■Water on the floor
Do not wash the vehicle floor with water.
Vehicle systems such as the audio system may be damaged if water comes
into contact with electrical components such as the audio system above or
under the floor of the vehicle. Water may also cause the body to rust.
■When cleaning the inside of the windshield
Do not allow glass cleaner to contact the lens. Also, do not touch the
■Cleaning the inside of the rear window
- Do not use glass cleaner to clean the rear window, as this may cause
damage to the rear window defogger heater wires or antenna. Use a cloth
dampened with lukewarm water to gently wipe the window clean. Wipe the
window in strokes running parallel to the heater wires or antenna.
- Be careful not to scratch or damage the heater wires or antenna.
To ensure safe and economical driving, day-to-day care and regular
maintenance are essential. It is the owner's responsibility to
perform regular checks. Toyota recommends the following maintenance:
Listed below are the general maintenance items that should be
performed at the intervals specified in the "Owner's Warranty
Information Booklet" or "Owner's Manual Supplement/Scheduled
The garage door opener can be programmed to operate garage
doors, gates, entry doors, door locks, home lighting systems,
security systems, and other devices.
The HomeLink wireless control system in your vehicle has 3 buttons
which can be programmed to operate 3 different devic
Carry out the following procedures if the tires spin or the vehicle
becomes stuck in mud, dirt or snow:
1. Stop the engine. Set the parking brake and shift the shift lever to P.
2. Remove the mud, snow or sand from around the front wheels.
3. Place wood, stones or some other material under the f