Toyota Yaris: Service reminder indicators and warning buzzers - Gauges, Meters and Service reminder indicators - Toyota Yaris XP90 2005–2010 Owner's ManualToyota Yaris: Service reminder indicators and warning buzzers

If the indicator or buzzer comes on...

Do this.

(a) If parking brake is off, stop immediately and contact Toyota If parking brake is off, stop immediately and contact Toyota dealer.
(b) Fasten driver’s seat belt. Fasten driver’s seat belt.
(c) Fasten front passenger’s seat belt. Fasten front passenger’s seat belt.
(d) Stop immediately and contact Toyota dealer. Stop immediately and contact Toyota dealer.
(e) Take vehicle to Toyota dealer. Take vehicle to Toyota dealer.
(f) Fill up tank. Fill up tank.
(g) Stop and check. Stop and check.
(h) Take vehicle to Toyota dealer. If brake system warning light Take vehicle to Toyota dealer. If brake system warning light is also on, stop immediately and contact Toyota dealer.
(i) Close all side doors and back door. Close all side doors and back door.
(j) Take vehicle to Toyota dealer. Take vehicle to Toyota dealer.
(k) Take vehicle to Toyota dealer immediately. Take vehicle to Toyota dealer immediately.
(l) Add washer fluid. Add washer fluid.
(m) Replace engine oil. Replace engine oil.
(n) Stop and check. Stop and check.
(o) Remove key. Remove key.
(p) Turn off lights. Turn off lights.

(a) Brake System Warning Light

This light comes on in the following cases when the ignition key is in the “ON” position.

When the parking brake is applied...

Vehicles with anti-lock brake system— This light comes on for a few seconds when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position even after the parking brake is released.

When the brake fluid level is low...

CAUTION.

It is dangerous to continue driving normally when the brake fluid level is low.

Have your vehicle checked at your Toyota dealer in the following cases:

The light does not come on even if the parking brake is applied when the ignition key is in the “ON” position.

Vehicles with anti-lock brake system—

The light does not come on even if the ignition key is turned on with the parking brake released.

A warning light turning on briefly during operation does not indicate a problem.

CAUTION.

If either of the following conditions occurs, immediately stop your vehicle at a safe place and contact your Toyota dealer The light does not turn off even after the parking brake is released while the engine is running.

In this case, the brakes may not work properly and your stopping distance will become longer. Depress the brake pedal firmly and bring the vehicle to an immediate stop.

Vehicles with anti-lock brake system — The brake system warning light remains on together with the “ABS” warning light.

In this case, not only the anti-lock brake system will fail but also the vehicle will become extremely unstable during braking.

(b) Driver’s Seat Belt Reminder Light and Buzzer

The light and buzzer act as a reminder to buckle up the driver’s seat belt.

Once the ignition key is turned to “ON” or “START”, the reminder light flashes and buzzer sounds if the driver’s seat belt is not fastened. Unless the driver fastens the belt, the light keeps flashing and the buzzer stops after about 6 seconds.

If the vehicle speed rises above 20 km/h (12 mph) with the seat belt unfastened, the buzzer will sound for 10 seconds.

Then, if the seat belt is still unfastened, the buzzer will sound in a different tone for 20 seconds. Even if the vehicle speed drops below 20 km/h (12 mph), the buzzer will continue to sound. To stop the buzzer, fasten the seat belt. If the buzzer still sounds, make sure the front passenger’s seat belt is fastened.

The buzzer can be disabled. For details, contact your Toyota dealer.

(c) Front Passenger’s Seat Belt Reminder Light and Buzzer

The light and buzzer act as a reminder to have the front passenger buckle up the seat belt.

Once the ignition key is turned to “ON” or “START”, the reminder light flashes if a passenger sits in the front passenger seat and does not fasten the seat belt.

If the vehicle speed rises above 20 km/h (12 mph) with the seat belt unfastened, the buzzer will sound for 10 seconds.

Then, if the seat belt is still unfastened, the buzzer will sound in a different tone for 20 seconds. Even if the vehicle speed drops below 20 km/h (12 mph), the buzzer will continue to sound. To stop the buzzer, fasten the seat belt. If the buzzer still sounds, make sure the driver’s seat belt is fastened.

If luggage or other load is placed on the front passenger seat, depending on its weight, the reminder light may flash and buzzer to sound.

The buzzer can be disabled. For details, contact your Toyota dealer.

(d) Charging System Warning Light

This warning light comes on when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position, and goes off when the engine is started.

When there are problems in the charging system while the engine is running, the warning light comes on.

NOTICE.

When the charging system warning light comes on while the engine is running, malfunctions such as the engine drive belt being broken may have occurred. If the warning light comes on, immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and contact your Toyota dealer.

(e) Malfunction Indicator Lamp

This lamp comes on when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position and goes off after the engine starts. This means that the warning light system is operating properly.

If the lamp remains on, or the lamp comes on while driving, first check the followings.

- Empty fuel tank.

If the fuel tank is empty, refuel immediately.

- Loose fuel tank cap.

If the fuel tank cap is loose, securely tighten it.

These cases are temporary malfunctions.

The malfunction indicator lamp will go off after taking several driving trips.

If the lamp does not go off even after several trips, contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible.

If the fuel tank is not empty or the fuel tank cap is not loose...

- There is a problem somewhere in the engine, emission control system, electronic throttle control system, automatic transmission electrical system or warning light system itself.

Contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible to service the vehicle.

If engine speed does not increase when the accelerator pedal is depressed, there may be a problem somewhere in the electronic throttle control system.

At this time, vibration may occur. However, if you depress the accelerator pedal more firmly and slowly, you can drive your vehicle at low speeds. Have your vehicle checked by your Toyota dealer as soon as possible.

Even if the abnormality of the electronic throttle control system is corrected during low speed driving, the system may not be recovered until the engine is stopped and the engine off.

CAUTION.

Be especially careful to prevent erroneous pedal operation.

Emissions Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) programs

Your vehicle may not pass a state emission inspection if the malfunction indicator lamp remains on. Contact your Toyota dealer to check your vehicle’s emission control system and OBD (On-Board Diagnostics) system before taking your vehicle for the inspection.

For details, see “Emissions Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) programs”.

(f) Low Fuel Level Warning Light

This light flashes when the fuel level in the tank becomes nearly empty. Fill up the tank as soon as possible.

On inclines or curves, due to the movement of fuel in the tank, the low fuel level warning light may flash earlier than usual.

(g) Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light

This light warns that the engine oil pressure is too low.

If it flickers or stays on while you are driving, pull off the road to a safe place and stop the engine immediately. Call a Toyota dealer or qualified repair shop for assistance.

The light may occasionally flicker when the engine is idling or it may come on briefly after a hard stop. There is no cause for concern if it then goes out when the engine is accelerated slightly.

The light may come on when the oil level is extremely low. It is not designed to indicate low oil level, and the oil level must be checked using the level dipstick.

NOTICE.

Do not drive the vehicle with the warning light on—even for one block.

It may ruin the engine.

(h) “ABS” Warning Light

The light comes on when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position. If the anti- lock brake system works properly, the light turns off after a few seconds. Thereafter, if the system malfunctions, the light comes on again.

When the “ABS” warning light is on (and the brake system warning light is off), the anti-lock brake system does not operate, but the brake system still operates conventionally.

When the “ABS” warning light is on (and the brake system warning light is off), the anti-lock brake system does not operate so that the wheels could lock up during a sudden braking or braking on slippery road surfaces.

If either of the following conditions occurs, this indicates a malfunction somewhere in the parts monitored by the warning light system. Contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible to service the vehicle.

- The light does not come on when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position or remains on for more than 6 seconds or flashes.

- The light comes on while you are driving.

A warning light turning on briefly during operation does not indicate a problem.

CAUTION.

If the “ABS” warning light remains on together with the brake system warning light, immediately stop your vehicle at a safe place and contact your Toyota dealer.

In this case, not only the anti-lock brake system will fail but also the vehicle will become extremely unstable during braking.

(i) Open Door Warning Light

This light remains on until all the side doors and back door are completely closed.

(j) Electric Power Steering System Warning Light

The light comes on when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position. If the electric power steering system warning light works properly, the light turns off after a few seconds. If the system has malfunctions, the light comes on again.

If the following conditions occur, this indicates a malfunction somewhere in the parts monitored by the warning light system. Contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible to service the vehicle.

- The light does not come on when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position or remains on.

- The light stays on while you are driving.

The warning light turning on while racing the engine for a long time may not indicate malfunction. To turn off the light, restart the engine and start driving.

(k) SRS Warning Light

This light will come on when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position.

After about 6 seconds, the light will go off. This means the system of the airbags and front seat belt pretensioners are operating properly.

The warning light system monitors the airbag sensor assembly, front airbag sensors, side and curtain shield airbag sensors, curtain shield airbag sensors, driver’s seat position sensor, driver’s seat belt buckle switch, front passenger occupant classification system, “AIRBAG ON” indicator light, “AIRBAG OFF” indicator light, front passenger’s seat belt buckle switch, seat belt pretensioner assemblies, inflators, interconnecting wiring and power sources.

If either of the following conditions occurs, this indicates a malfunction somewhere in the parts monitored by the warning light system. Contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible to service the vehicle.

- The light does not come on when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position or remains on for more than 6 seconds or flashes.

- The light comes on or starts flashing while driving.

(l) Low Windshield Washer Fluid Level Warning Light

The light warns that the windshield washer fluid level is too low. Add washer fluid at your earliest opportunity. (For instructions, see “Adding washer fluid”).

The light operates to warn that the engine is almost overheating.

(m) Engine Oil Replacement Reminder Light (Except for Canada)

This light acts as a reminder to replace the engine oil.

This light will come on when the ignition key is turned to “ON” and will go off after about a few seconds.

When you drive for about 7200 km (4500 miles) after the engine oil replacement, this light illuminates for about 3 seconds and then flashes for about 12 seconds with the ignition key turned to the “ON” position. If you continue driving without replacing the engine oil, and if the distance driven exceeds 8000 km (5000 miles), the light will come on. The light will remain on thereafter.

If the light is flashing, we recommend that you replace the engine oil at an early opportunity depending on the driving and road conditions. If the light comes on, replace it as soon as possible.

The system must be reset after the engine oil replacement. Reset the system by the following procedure:
1. Turn the ignition key to the “OFF” position with the trip A reading shown. (For details, see “Odometer and two trip meters” in this Section.)
2. Turn the ignition key to the “ON” position while holding down the trip meter reset knob.

Hold down the knob for at least 5 seconds. The indicator light flashes and the bars displayed in the odometer disappear gradually. The odometer indicates “000000” and the light goes off.

If the system fails to reset, the light will continue flashing.

(n) High Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light

The light operates to warn that the engine is almost overheating.

The high engine coolant temperature warning light will come on when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position. After a few seconds, the light will go off.

If your engine coolant temperature is cool with the ignition switch on, the low engine coolant temperature indicator light comes on. If it keeps lighting on with the engine fully warmed, contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible to service the vehicle.

If the high engine coolant temperature warning light flashes, your engine is too hot. If your vehicle overheats, stop your vehicle and allow the engine to cool.

Your vehicle may overheat during severe operating conditions, such as: - Driving up a long hill on a hot day.

- Reducing speed or stopping after high speed driving.

- Idling for a long period with the air conditioning on in stop-and-go traffic.

NOTICE.

Do not remove the thermostat in the engine cooling system as this may cause the engine to overheat.

The thermostat is designed to control the flow of coolant to keep the temperature of the engine within the specified operating range.

Do not continue driving with an overheated engine. See “If your vehicle overheats”.

(o) Key Reminder Buzzer

This buzzer acts as a reminder to remove the key when you open the driver’s door with the ignition key in the “ACC” or “LOCK” position.

(p) Light Reminder Buzzer

This buzzer will sound if the headlight switch is left on and the driver’s door is opened with the key removed from the ignition switch.

CHECKING SERVICE REMINDER INDICATORS (except the low fuel level warning light and low windshield washer fluid level warning light)

1. Apply the parking brake.

2. Open one of the side doors or back door.

The open door warning light should come on.

3. Close all the side doors and back door.

The open door warning light should go off.

4. Turn the ignition key to “ON”, but do not start the engine.

All the service reminder indicators except the open door warning light should come on. The “ABS” warning light, engine oil replacement reminder light, high engine coolant temperature warning light and electric power steering system warning light goes off after a few seconds. The SRS warning light goes off after about 6 seconds.

If any service reminder indicator or warning buzzer does not function as described above, have it checked by your Toyota dealer as soon as possible.

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