Lexus ES manuals

Lexus ES: Key information


Key types

The following keys are provided with the vehicle.

Lexus ES. Key information

  1. Electronic keys
    • Operating the smart access system with push-button start
    • Operating the wireless remote control function
  2. Mechanical keys
  3. Key number plate

■When riding in an aircraft When bringing an electronic key onto an aircraft, make sure you do not press any buttons on the electronic key while inside the aircraft cabin. If you are carrying an electronic key in your bag etc., ensure that the buttons are not likely to be pressed accidentally.

Pressing a button may cause the electronic key to emit radio waves that could interfere with the operation of the aircraft.

■Electronic key battery depletion

You can replace the battery by yourself. However, as there is a danger that the electronic key may be damaged, it is recommended that replacement be carried out by your Lexus dealer.

■Confirmation of the registered key number The number of keys already registered to the vehicle can be confirmed. Ask your Lexus dealer for details.

■If "A New Key has been Registered Contact Your Dealer for Details" is shown on the multi-information display This message will be displayed each time the driver's door is opened when the doors are unlocked from the outside for approximately 10 days after a new electronic key has been registered.

If this message is displayed but you have not had a new electronic key registered, ask your Lexus dealer to check if an unknown electronic key (other than those in your possession) has been registered.


■To prevent key damage

■Carrying the electronic key on your person Carry the electronic key 3.9 in. (10 cm) or more away from electric appliances that are turned on. Radio waves emitted from electric appliances within 3.9 in. (10 cm) of the electronic key may interfere with the key, causing the key to not function properly.

Wireless remote control

The electronic keys are equipped with the following wireless remote control:

Lexus ES. Key information

  1. Locks the doors
  2. Unlocks the doors
  3. Opens the windows and moon roof*
  4. Opens the trunk
  5. Sounds the alarm

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

■Theft deterrent panic mode When is pressed for longer than about one second, an alarm will sound intermittently and the vehicle lights will flash to deter any person from trying to break into or damage your vehicle.

To stop the alarm, press any button on the electronic key.

Lexus ES. Key information

Using the mechanical key

To take out the mechanical key, push the release button and take the key out.

The mechanical key can only be inserted in one direction, as the key only has grooves on one side. If the key cannot be inserted in a lock cylinder, turn it over and re-attempt to insert it.

After using the mechanical key, store it in the electronic key. Carry the mechanical key together with the electronic key. If the electronic key battery is depleted or the entry function does not operate properly, you will need the mechanical key.

Lexus ES. Key information

■When required to leave the vehicle's key with a parking attendant Turn the trunk opener main switch off, lock the glove box and armrest door as circumstances demand.

Remove the mechanical key for your own use and provide the attendant with the electronic key only.


 Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk


Unlocking and locking the doors from the outside ■ Smart access system with pushbutton start Carry the electronic key to enable this function. Grip the driver's door handle to unlock th


The trunk can be opened using the trunk opener switch, entry function or wireless remote control. If the vehicle is equipped with a power trunk lid, the trunk can be closed using the trunk clos


 On-vehicle Inspection

ON-VEHICLE INSPECTION CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT The necessary procedures (adjustment, calibration, initialization or registration) that must be performed after parts are removed and installed, or replaced when repairing air leaks in the intake system are shown below. Necessary Procedures After Parts R



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