Lexus ES manuals

Lexus ES: Brake Hold

The brake hold system keeps the brake applied when the shift lever is in D, S or N with the system on and the brake pedal has been depressed to stop the vehicle. The system releases the brake when the accelerator pedal is depressed with the shift lever in D or S to allow smooth start off.

Enabling the system

Turns the brake hold system on The brake hold standby indicator (green)  A comes on. While the system is holding the brake, the brake hold operated indicator (yellow) B comes on.

Lexus ES. Driving procedures

■Brake hold system operating conditions The brake hold system cannot be turned on in the following conditions:

Malfunction Visit Your Dealer" is displayed on the multi-information display.

If any of the conditions above are detected when the brake hold system is enabled, the system will turn off and the brake hold standby indicator light will go off. In addition, if any of the conditions are detected while the system is holding the brake, a warning buzzer will sound and a message will be shown on the multi-information display.

The parking brake will then be set automatically.

■Brake hold function

■When the parking brake is set automatically while the system is holding the brakes Perform any of the following operations to release the parking brake.

Make sure that the parking brake indicator light goes off.

■When an inspection at your Lexus dealer is necessary When the brake hold standby indicator (green) does not illuminate even when the brake hold switch is pressed with the brake hold system operating conditions met, the system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle inspected at your Lexus dealer.

■If "Brake Hold Fault Depress Brake to Deactivate Visit Your Dealer" or "Brake Hold Malfunction Visit Your Dealer" is displayed on the multi-information display The system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer.

■Warning message and buzzers Warning messages and buzzers are used to indicate a system malfunction or to inform the driver of the need for caution. If a warning message is shown on the multi-information display, read the message and follow the instructions.


■When the vehicle is on a steep incline When using the brake hold system on a steep incline exercise caution. The brake hold function may not hold the vehicle in such a situation.

■When stopped on a slippery road The system cannot stop the vehicle when the gripping ability of the tires has been exceeded. Do not use the system when stopped on a slippery road.


■When parking the vehicle The brake hold system is not designed for use when parking the vehicle for a long period of time. Turning the power switch off while the system is holding the brake may release the brake, which would cause the vehicle to move. When operating the power switch, depress the brake pedal, shift the shift lever to P and set the parking brake.


 Operating the lights and wipers

 Headlight switch

The headlights can be operated manually or automatically. Turning on the headlights Operating the switch turns on the lights as follows: U.S.A. Canada The side marker, parking

 Automatic High Beam

The Automatic High Beam uses an in-vehicle camera sensor to assess the brightness of streetlights, the lights of vehicle ahead, etc., and automatically turns the high beam on or off as necessary.



DISASSEMBLY PROCEDURE 1. REMOVE MOTOR COVER (a) Disconnect the connector. (b) Disengage the 2 clamps. (c) Disengage the 4 claws to remove the motor cover as shown in the illustration. Remove in this Direction 2. REMOVE SWING GRILLE ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY (a) Remove the swing gril

 Dtc Check / Clear

DTC CHECK / CLEAR CHECK FOR DTCS (a) Connect the Techstream to the DLC3. (b) Turn the power switch on (IG). (c) Turn the Techstream on. (d) Enter the following menus: Powertrain / Hybrid Control / Trouble Codes. Powertrain > Hybrid Control > Trouble Codes (e) Check the DTCs and freeze frame da

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