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Toyota RAV4 (XA50) 2019-2024 Owners Manual: Engine (ignition) switch (vehicles with smart key system)

Toyota RAV4 (XA50) 2019-2024 Owners Manual / Driving / Driving procedures / Engine (ignition) switch (vehicles with smart key system)

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

Starting the engine

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

The parking brake indicator will come on.

2. Check that the shift lever is set 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 engine cannot be started.

4. Press the engine switch shortly and firmly.

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

The engine will crank until it starts or for up to 30 seconds, whichever is less.

Continue depressing the brake pedal until the engine is completely started.

The engine can be started from any engine switch mode.

Driving procedures


■If the engine does not start

■If the battery is discharged

The engine cannot be started using the smart key system.

■If there is a malfunction in the smart key system

If "Smart Key System Malfunction" is displayed on the multi-information display, the system may be malfunctioning.

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

■Operation of the engine switch

■Customization

If the smart key system has been deactivated in a customized setting.

WARNING

■When starting the engine

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

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

NOTICE

■When starting the engine

■Symptoms indicating a malfunction with the engine switch

If the engine switch seems to be operating somewhat differently than usual, such as the switch sticking slightly, there may be a malfunction. Contact your Toyota dealer immediately.

Stopping the engine

1. Stop the vehicle completely.

2. If the parking brake is in manual mode, set the parking brake. Check the parking brake indicator is illuminated.

3. Shift the shift lever to P.

4. Press the engine switch shortly and firmly.

The engine will stop, and the meter display will be extinguished.

5. Release the brake pedal and check that "ACCESSORY" or "IGNITION ON" is not shown on the multi-information display.

■Automatic engine shut off feature

WARNING

■Stopping the engine in an emergency

■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 engine switch modes

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

Driving procedures


  1. "ACCESSORY"
  2. "IGNITION ON"
  1. OFF*
    The emergency flashers can be used.

    The multi-information display will not be displayed.

  2. ACC
    Some electrical components such as the audio system can be used.

    "ACCESSORY" will be displayed on the multi-information display.

  3. ON
    All electrical components can be used.

    "IGNITION ON" will be displayed on the multi-information display.

*: If the shift lever is in a position other than P when turning off the engine, the engine switch will be turned to ACC, not to OFF.

■Auto power off function

If the vehicle is left in ACC for more than 20 minutes or ON (the engine is not running) for more than an hour with the shift lever in P, the engine switch will automatically turn to OFF. However, this function cannot entirely prevent battery discharge.

Do not leave the vehicle with the engine switch in ACC or ON for long periods of time when the engine is not running.

NOTICE

■To prevent battery discharge

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

If the engine is stopped with the shift lever in a position other than P, the engine switch will not be turned to OFF but instead be turned to ACC. Perform the following procedure to turn the switch to OFF:

1. Check that the parking brake is set.

2. Shift the shift lever to P.

3. Check that "ACCESSORY" is displayed on the multi-information display and then press the engine switch shortly and firmly.

4. Check that "ACCESSORY" or "IGNITION ON" on the multi-information display is off.

NOTICE

■To prevent battery discharge

Do not stop the engine when the shift lever is in a position other than P. If the engine is stopped in another shift lever position, the engine switch will not be turned to OFF but instead be turned to ACC. If the vehicle is left in ACC, battery discharge may occur.

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