Toyota Camry owners & service manuals

Toyota Camry (XV70): If the engine will not start

If the engine will not start even though correct starting procedures are being followed consider each of the following points:

The engine will not start even though the starter motor operates normally.

One of the following may be the cause of the problem:

  • There may not be sufficient fuel in the vehicle's tank.

    Refuel the vehicle.

  • The engine may be flooded.

    Try to restart the engine again following correct starting procedures.

  • There may be a malfunction in the engine immobilizer system.

The starter motor turns over slowly, the interior lights and headlights are dim, or the horn does not sound or sounds at a low volume.

One of the following may be the cause of the problem:

  • The battery may be discharged.
  • The battery terminal connections may be loose or corroded.

The starter motor does not turn over (vehicles with a smart key system)

The engine starting system may be malfunctioning due to an electrical problem such as electronic key battery depletion or a blown fuse.

However, an interim measure is available to start the engine.

The starter motor does not turn over, the interior lights and headlights do not turn on, or the horn does not sound.

One of the following may be the cause of the problem:

  • One or both of the battery terminals may be disconnected.
  • The battery may be discharged.

Contact your Toyota dealer if the problem cannot be repaired, or if repair procedures are unknown.

Emergency start function (vehicles with a smart key system)

When the engine does not start, the following steps can be used as an interim measure to start the engine if the engine switch is functioning normally:

1. Set the parking brake.

2. Shift the shift lever to P.

3. Turn the engine switch to ACCESSORY mode.

4. Press and hold the engine switch for about 15 seconds while depressing the brake pedal firmly.

Even if the engine can be started using the above steps, the system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.

    READ NEXT:

     If the electronic key does not operate properly (vehicles with a smart key system)

    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

     If the vehicle battery is discharged

    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 b

     If your vehicle overheats

    The following may indicate that your vehicle is overheating. The needle of the engine coolant temperature gauge enters the red zone or a loss of engine power is experienced. (For example, the

    SEE MORE:

     Poor Sound Quality in All Modes (Low Volume)

    PROCEDURE 1. CHECK AUDIO SETTINGS (a) Set treble, middle and bass to the initial values and check that the sound is normal. OK: The sound returns to normal. HINT: Sound quality adjustment measures vary according to the type of amplifier. OK END NG

     Installation

    INSTALLATION PROCEDURE 1. INSTALL NO. 5 ANTENNA CORD SUB-ASSEMBLY (w/ Manual (SOS) Switch) (a) Engage the 5 clamps to install the No. 5 antenna cord sub-assembly. (b) Connect the connector. 2. INSTALL NO. 2 ANTENNA CORD SUB-ASSEMBLY HINT: Butyl tape and adhesive tape are not available as suppl

    © 2023-2024 Copyright www.tocamry.com