Toyota Yaris: Engine (ignition) switch - Driving procedures - When driving - Toyota Yaris XP130 2010–2021 Owner's ManualToyota Yaris: Engine (ignition) switch

■ Starting the engine

Vehicles with an automatic transmission

Check that the parking brake is set.

Check that the parking brake is set.

Check that the shift lever is set in P.

Check that the shift lever is set in P.

Firmly depress the brake pedal.

Firmly depress the brake pedal.

Turn the engine switch to the “START” position to start the engine.

Turn the engine switch to the “START” position to start the engine.

Vehicles with a manual transmission

Check that the parking brake is set.

Check that the parking brake is set.

Check that the shift lever is set in N.

Check that the shift lever is set in N.

Firmly depress the clutch pedal.

Firmly depress the clutch pedal.

Turn the engine switch to the “START” position to start the engine.

Turn the engine switch to the “START” position to start the engine.

■ Changing the engine switch positions

“LOCK”

The steering wheel is locked and the key can be removed. (Vehicles with an automatic “LOCK”

The steering wheel is locked and the key can be removed. (Vehicles with an automatic transmission: The key can be removed only when the shift lever is in P.)

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

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

All electrical components can be used. “ON”

All electrical components can be used.

For starting the engine. “START”

For starting the engine.

■Turning the key from “ACC” to “LOCK”

Shift the shift lever to P (vehicles with an automatic transmission) or N (vehicles

Shift the shift lever to P (vehicles with an automatic transmission) or N (vehicles with a manual transmission). (→P. 127, 129)

Push in the key and turn it to the “LOCK” position.

Push in the key and turn it to the “LOCK” position.

■If the engine does not start (vehicles with an engine immobilizer system)

The engine immobilizer system may not have been deactivated. (→P. 72)

■When the steering lock cannot be released

When starting the engine, the engine switch may seem stuck in the “LOCK” position.

When starting the engine, the engine switch may seem stuck in the “LOCK” position. To free it, turn the key while turning the steering wheel slightly left and right.

■Key reminder function

A buzzer sounds if the driver’s door is opened while the engine switch is in the “LOCK” or “ACC” position to remind you to remove the key.

CAUTION

■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.

■Caution while driving

Do not turn the engine switch to the “LOCK” position while driving. If, in an emergency, you must turn the engine off while the vehicle is moving, turn the engine switch only to the “ACC” position to stop the engine. An accident may result if the engine is stopped while driving.

NOTICE

■To prevent battery discharge

Do not leave the engine switch in the “ACC” or “ON” position for long periods of time without the engine running.

■When starting the engine

●Do not crank the engine for more than 30 seconds at a time. This may overheat the starter and wiring systems.
●Do not race a cold engine.
●If the engine becomes difficult to start or stalls frequently, have the engine checked immediately.

    Driving the vehicle
    The following procedures should be observed to ensure safe driving: ■ Starting the engine → P. 124 ■ Driving Vehicles with an automatic transmission With the brake pedal depre ...

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