Lexus ES manuals

Lexus ES: Power (ignition) switch

Performing the following operations when carrying the electronic key on your person starts the hybrid system or changes power switch modes.

Starting the hybrid system

1. Press the parking brake switch to check that the parking brake is set.

Parking brake indicator will come on.

2. Check that the shift lever is in P.

3. Firmly depress the brake pedal.

and a message will be displayed on the multi-information display.

If it is not displayed, the hybrid system cannot be started.

4. Press the power switch shortly and firmly.

When operating the power switch, one short, firm press is enough. It is not necessary to press and hold the switch.

If the "READY" indicator turns on, the hybrid system will operate normally.

Continue depressing the brake pedal until the "READY" indicator is illuminated.

The hybrid system can be started from any power switch mode.

Lexus ES. Driving procedures

5. Check that the "READY" indicator is illuminated.

The vehicle will not move when the "READY" indicator is off.

■Power switch illumination According to the situation, the power switch illumination operates as follows.

■If the hybrid system does not start

■If the 12-volt battery is discharged The hybrid system cannot be started using the smart access system with push-button start. Refer to P.390 to restart the hybrid system.

■Steering lock function

Lexus ES. Driving procedures

■If there is a malfunction in the smart access system with push-button start If "Access System with Elec. Key Malfunction See Owner's Manual" is displayed on the multi-information display, the system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer immediately.

■If the "READY" indicator does not come on In the event that the "READY" indicator does not come on even after performing the proper procedures for starting the vehicle, contact your Lexus dealer immediately.

■Operation of the power switch

■Customization If the smart access system with push-button start has been deactivated in a customized setting.

WARNING

■When starting the hybrid system Always start the hybrid system while sitting in the driver's seat. Do not depress the accelerator pedal while starting the hybrid system under any circumstances.

Doing so may cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

■Caution while driving If hybrid system failure occurs while the vehicle is moving, do not lock or open the doors until the vehicle reaches a safe and complete stop. Activation of the steering lock in this circumstance may lead to an accident, resulting in death or serious injury.

NOTICE

■When starting the hybrid system If the hybrid system becomes difficult to start, have your vehicle checked by your Lexus dealer immediately.

■Symptoms indicating a malfunction with the power switch If the power switch seems to be operating somewhat differently than usual, such as the switch sticking slightly, there may be a malfunction. Contact your Lexus dealer immediately.

Stopping the hybrid system

1. Stop the vehicle completely.

2. Set the parking brake, and shift the shift lever to P.

3. Press the power switch.

4. Release the brake pedal and check that "ACCESSORY" or "IGNITION ON" is not shown on the meter.

■Automatic hybrid system shut off feature

■Locking the door from outside with the hybrid system operating

1. With the driver's door open, pull the driver's door handle and insert the mechanical key.

Lexus ES. Driving procedures

2. Turn the mechanical key counterclockwise.

Lexus ES. Driving procedures

3. Pull out the mechanical key and close the door.

WARNING

■Stopping the hybrid system in an emergency

WARNING

■When parking Exhaust gases include harmful carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless. Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may cause exhaust gases to enter the vehicle and may lead to an accident caused by light-headedness, or may lead to death or a serious health hazard.

Changing power switch modes

Modes can be changed by pressing the power switch with the brake pedal released. (The mode changes each time the switch is pressed.)

Lexus ES. Driving procedures

  1. Off*
    The emergency flashers can be used.
  2. ACCESSORY mode
    Some electrical components such as the audio system can be used.

    "ACCESSORY" will be displayed on the meter.

  3. ON mode
    All electrical components can be used.

    "IGNITION ON" will be displayed on the meter.

*: If the shift lever is in a position other than P when turning off the hybrid system, the power switch will be turned to ACCESSORY mode, not to off.

■Auto power off function If the vehicle is left in ACCESSORY mode for more than 20 minutes or ON mode (the hybrid system is not operating) for more than an hour with the shift lever in P, the power switch will automatically turn off.

However, this function cannot entirely prevent the 12-volt battery discharge. Do not leave the vehicle with the power switch in ACCESSORY or ON mode for long periods of time when the hybrid system is not operating.

When stopping the hybrid system with the shift lever in a position other than P

If the hybrid system is stopped with the shift lever in a position other than P, the power switch will not be turned off but instead be turned to ACCESSORY mode. Perform the following procedure to turn the switch off:

1. If the parking brake is in manual mode, set the parking brake.

2. Shift the shift lever to P.

3. Check that "Turn Power Off" is displayed on the multi-information display and then press the power switch once.

4. Check that "Turn Power Off" on the multi-information display is off.

NOTICE

■To prevent 12-volt battery discharge

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