Lexus ES manuals

Lexus ES: Doors

Unlocking and locking the doors from the outside

■ Smart access system with pushbutton start Carry the electronic key to enable this function.

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

  1. Grip the driver's door handle to unlock the door. Holding the driver's door handle for approximately 2 seconds unlocks all the doors. Grip the passenger's door handle to unlock all the doors.*

Make sure to touch the sensor on the back of the handle.

The doors cannot be unlocked for 3 seconds after the doors are locked.

*: The door unlock settings can be changed.

  1. Touch the lock sensor (the indentation on the upper part of the door handle) to lock all the doors.

Check that the door is securely locked.

■ Wireless remote control

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

  1. Locks all the doors

Check that the door is securely locked.

  1. Unlocks all the doors

Pressing the button unlocks the driver's door. Pressing the button again within 5 seconds unlocks the other doors.

Press and hold to open the windows and moon roof.*

*: This setting must be customized at your Lexus dealer.

■Switching the door unlock function It is possible to set which doors the entry function unlocks using the wireless remote control.

1. Turn the power switch off.

2. When the indicator light on the key surface is not on, press and hold , or for approximately 5 seconds while pressing and holding .

The setting changes each time an operation is performed, as shown below. (When changing the setting continuously, release the buttons, wait for at least 5 seconds, and repeat step 2.)

Multi-information display/Beep Unlocking function

Exterior: Beeps 3 times

Interior: Pings once

Holding the driver's door handle unlocks only the driver's door.
Holding a passenger's door handle unlocks all the doors.

Exterior: Beeps twice

Interior: Pings once

Holding a door handle unlocks all the doors.

To prevent unintended triggering of the alarm, unlock the doors using the wireless remote control and open and close a door once after the settings have been changed.

(If a door is not opened within 60 seconds after is pressed, the doors will be locked again and the alarm will automatically be set.) In a case that the alarm is triggered, immediately stop the alarm.

■Impact detection door lock release system In the event that the vehicle is subject to a strong impact, all the doors are unlocked.

Depending on the force of the impact or the type of accident, however, the system may not operate.

■Operation signals A buzzer sounds and the emergency flashers flash to indicate that the doors have been locked/unlocked. (Locked: once; Unlocked: twice) Windows and moon roof: A buzzer sounds to indicate that the windows and moon roof are opening.

■Security feature If a door is not opened within approximately 60 seconds after the vehicle is unlocked, the security feature automatically locks the vehicle again. (However, depending on the location of the electronic key, the key may be detected as being in the vehicle. In this case, vehicle may be unlocked.)

■When the doors cannot be locked by the lock sensor on the upper part of the door handle When the doors cannot be locked even if the lock sensor on the surface of the door handle is touched by a finger, touch the lock sensor with the palm.

If you are wearing gloves, remove them.

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

■Open door warning buzzer If an attempt to lock the doors is made when a door is not fully closed, a buzzer sounds continuously for 5 seconds. Fully close the door to stop the buzzer, and lock the vehicle once more.

■Setting the alarm Locking the doors will set the alarm system.

■If the smart access system with pushbutton start or the wireless remote control does not operate properly Use the mechanical key to lock and unlock the doors. Replace the key battery with a new one if it is depleted.

■If the 12-volt battery is discharged The doors cannot be locked and unlocked using the smart access system with pushbutton start or wireless remote control.

Lock or unlock the doors using the mechanical key.

■Customization Settings (e.g. unlocking function using a key) can be changed.

WARNING

■To prevent an accident Observe the following precautions while driving the vehicle.

Failure to do so may result in a door opening and an occupant being thrown out of the vehicle, resulting in death or serious injury.

■When opening or closing a door Check the surroundings of the vehicle such as whether the vehicle is on an incline, whether there is enough space for a door to open and whether a strong wind is blowing. When opening or closing the door, hold the door handle tightly to prepare for any unpredictable movement.

Unlocking and locking the doors from the inside

■ Door lock switches (to lock/unlock)

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

  1. Locks all the doors
  2. Unlocks all the doors

■ Inside lock buttons (to lock) Push down the inside lock button to lock the door.

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

■ Inside door handles (to unlock)

For the front doors

Pull the handle to unlock and open the door.

When the door is unlocked, the inside lock button will pop up.

For the rear doors

Pull the handle to unlock the door. Pull the handle a second time to open the door.

When the door is unlocked, the inside lock button will pop up.

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

■Locking the front doors from the outside without a key

1. Push down the inside lock button.

2. Close the door.

The door cannot be locked if the power switch is in ACCESSORY or ON mode, or the electronic key is left inside the vehicle.

However, the key may not be detected correctly and the door may be locked.

■Open door warning buzzer The hood, one or all of the doors, or trunk is not fully closed. If the vehicle reaches a speed of 3 mph (5 km/h), the master warning light flashes and a buzzer sounds to indicate that the door(s) are not fully closed.

Make sure to close hood, all doors and trunk.

Rear door child-protector lock

The door cannot be opened from inside the vehicle when the lock is set.

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

  1. Unlock
  2. Lock

These locks can be set to prevent children from opening the rear doors. Push down on each rear door switch to lock both rear doors.

Automatic door locking and unlocking systems

The following functions can be set or canceled: For instructions on customizing.

Function Operation
Speed linked door locking function All doors are automatically locked when vehicle speed is approximately 12 mph (20 km/h) or higher.
Shift position linked door locking function All doors are automatically locked when the shift lever is shifted to a position other than P.
Shift position linked door unlocking function All doors are automatically unlocked when the shift lever is shifted to P.
Driver's door linked door unlocking function All doors are automatically unlocked when driver's door is opened within approximately 45 seconds after turning the power switch off.

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