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Lexus ES: If the electronic key does not operate properly

Lexus ES (XZ10) Owner's Manual / When trouble arises / Steps to take in an emergency / If the electronic key does not operate properly

If communication between the electronic key and vehicle is interrupted or the electronic key cannot be used because the battery is depleted, the smart access system with push-button start and wireless remote control cannot be used. In such cases, the doors and trunk can be opened and the hybrid system can be started by following the procedure below.

■When the electronic key does not work properly

NOTICE

■In case of a smart access system with push-button start malfunction or other key-related problems Take your vehicle with all the electronic keys provided with your vehicle to your Lexus dealer as soon as possible.

Locking and unlocking the doors, opening the trunk and using the key linked functions

Use the mechanical key in order to perform the following operations:

■ Unlocking the door

1. Pull the driver's door handle and insert the mechanical key.

Lexus ES. Steps to take in an emergency

2. Unlock the door.

Lexus ES. Steps to take in an emergency

3. Remove the key, return the handle, and then pull the handle again.

■ Locking the door

1. With the door open, push down the inside lock button.

Lexus ES. Steps to take in an emergency

2. Close the door.

■ Opening the trunk

Turn the mechanical key clockwise to open.

Lexus ES. Steps to take in an emergency

■Key linked functions

Lexus ES. Steps to take in an emergency

  1. Closes the windows and the moon roof (turn and hold)
  2. Opens the windows and the moon roof (turn and hold)

These settings must be customized at your Lexus dealer.

WARNING

■When using the mechanical key and operating the power windows or moon roof Operate the power window after checking to make sure that there is no possibility of any passenger having any of their body parts caught in the window or moon roof.

Also, do not allow children to operate the mechanical key. It is possible for children and other passengers to get caught in the power window or moon roof.

Starting the hybrid system

1. Ensure that the shift lever is in P and depress the brake pedal.

2. Touch the Lexus emblem side of the electronic key to the power switch.

When the electronic key is detected, a buzzer sounds and the power switch will turn to ON mode.

When the smart access system with pushbutton start is deactivated in customization setting, the power switch will turn to ACCESSORY mode.

Lexus ES. Steps to take in an emergency

3. Firmly depress the brake pedal and check that is shown on the multi-information display.

4. Press the power switch shortly and firmly.

In the event that the hybrid system still cannot be started, contact your Lexus dealer.

■Stopping the hybrid system Set the parking brake, shift the shift lever to P and press the power switch as you normally do when stopping the hybrid system.

■Electronic key battery As the above procedure is a temporary measure, it is recommended that the electronic key battery be replaced immediately when the battery is depleted.

■Changing power switch modes Release the brake pedal and press the power switch in step 3 above.

The hybrid system does not start and modes will be changed each time the switch is pressed.

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