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 following the steps below.
1. Confirm that the electronic key (vehicles with a smart key system) or key (vehicles without a smart key system) is being carried.
When connecting the jumper (or booster) cables, depending on the situation, the alarm may activate and doors locked.
2. Open the hood.
3. Vehicles with 3.5 L V6 (2GRFKS) engine: Remove the engine cover.
Make sure to pull the engine cover straight up when removing it.
4. Connect the jumper cables according to the following procedure:
2.5 L 4-cylinder (A25A-FKS) engine
3.5 L V6 (2GR-FKS) engine
5. Start the engine of the second vehicle. Increase the engine speed slightly and maintain at that level for approximately 5 minutes to recharge the battery of your vehicle.
6. Vehicles with a smart key system: Open and close any of the doors of your vehicle with the engine switch off.
7. Vehicles without a smart key system: Maintain the engine speed of the second vehicle and turn the engine switch to the "ON" position, then start the vehicle's engine.
Vehicles with a smart key system: Maintain the engine speed of the second vehicle and turn the engine switch to IGNITION ON mode, then start the vehicle's engine.
8. Once the vehicle's engine has started, remove the jumper cables in the exact reverse order from which they were connected.
Once the engine starts, have the vehicle inspected at your Toyota dealer as soon as possible.
■Starting the engine when the battery is discharged
The engine cannot be started by push-starting.
■To prevent battery discharge
■When the battery is removed or discharged
■When removing the battery terminals
When the battery terminals are removed, the information stored in the ECU is cleared. Before removing the battery terminals, contact your Toyota dealer.
■Charging the battery
The electricity stored in the battery will discharge gradually even when the vehicle is not in use, due to natural discharge and the draining effects of certain electrical appliances. If the vehicle is left for a long time, the battery may discharge, and the engine may be unable to start. (The battery recharges automatically during driving.)
■When recharging or replacing the battery (vehicles with a smart key system)
If you are unsure what mode the engine switch was in before the battery discharged, be especially careful when reconnecting the battery.
■When replacing the battery
The case size, 20 hour rate capacity (20HR) and performance rating (CCA) are specified on the label attached to the battery.
- If the sizes differ, the battery cannot be properly secured.
- If the 20 hour rate capacity is low, even if the time period where the vehicle is not used is a short time, the battery may discharge and the engine may not be able to start.
■When removing the battery terminals
Always remove the negative (-) terminal first. If the positive (+) terminal contacts any metal in the surrounding area when the positive (+) terminal is removed, a spark may occur, leading to a fire in addition to electrical shocks and death or serious injury.
■Avoiding battery fires or explosions
Observe the following precautions to prevent accidentally igniting the flammable gas that may be emitted from the battery:
The battery contains poisonous and corrosive acidic electrolyte, while related parts contain lead and lead compounds. Observe the following precautions when handling the battery:
Place a wet sponge or cloth over the affected area until medical attention can be received.
■When handling jumper cables
When connecting the jumper cables, ensure that they do not become entangled in the cooling fan or engine drive belt.