Gas Lexus GX460 2021 / LEXUS 2021 GX460 (OM60T19U) User Guide
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1734-1. Before driving
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.
■When the vehicle is stopped
●Do not race the engine.
If the vehicle is in any gear other than P or N, the vehicle may accelerate suddenly
and unexpectedly, causing an accident.
●In order to prevent accidents due to the vehicle rolling away, always keep depressing
the brake pedal while the engine is running, and apply the parking brake as neces-
●If the vehicle is stopped on an incline, in order to prevent accidents caused by the
vehicle rolling forward or backward, alwa ys depress the brake pedal and securely
apply the parking brake as needed.
●Avoid revving or racing the engine. Running the engine at high speed while the vehi-
cle is stopped may cause the exhaust system to overheat, which could result in a fire if
combustible material is nearby.
■When the vehicle is parked
●Do not leave glasses, cigarette lighters, sp ray cans, or soft drink cans in the vehicle
when it is in the sun.
Doing so may result in the following:
• Gas may leak from a cigarette lighter or spray can, and may lead to a fire.
• The temperature inside the vehicle may cau se the plastic lenses and plastic mate-
rial of glasses to deform or crack.
• Soft drink cans may fracture, causing the contents to spray over the interior of the
vehicle, and may also cause a short circui t in the vehicle’s electrical components.
●Do not leave cigarette lighters in the vehicle. If a cigarette lighter is in a place such as
the glove box or on the floor, it may be lit accidentally when luggage is loaded or the
seat is adjusted, causing a fire.
●Do not attach adhesive discs to the windsh ield or windows. Do not place containers
such as air fresheners on th e instrument panel or dashboard. Adhesive discs or con-
tainers may act as lenses, ca using a fire in the vehicle.
●Do not leave a door or window open if th e curved glass is coated with a metallized
film such as a silver-colored one. Reflecte d sunlight may cause the glass to act as a
lens, causing a fire.
●Always apply the parking brake, shift the shift lever to P, stop the engine and lock the
Do not leave the vehicle unattend ed while the engine is running.
If the vehicle is parked with the shift leve r in P but the parking brake is not set, the
vehicle may start to move, possibly leading to an accident.
●Do not touch the exhaust pipes while the engine is running or immediately after turn-
ing the engine off.
Doing so may cause burns.
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GX460_OM_OM60T19U_(U)4-1. Before driving
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.
■When taking a nap in the vehicle
Always turn the engine off. Otherwise,
if you accidentally move the shift lever or
depress the accelerator pedal, this could cause an accident or fire due to engine over-
heating. Additionally, if the ve hicle is parked in a poorly ventilated area, exhaust gases
may collect and enter the vehicle, leading to death or a serious health hazard.
●When the brakes are wet, drive more cautiously.
Braking distance increases when the brakes are wet, and this may cause one side of
the vehicle to brake differently than the other side. Also, the parking brake may not
securely hold the vehicle.
●If the brake booster device does not operate, do not follow other vehicles closely and
avoid hills or sharp turns that require braking. In this case, braking is still possible, but
the brake pedal should be depressed more firmly than usual. Also, the braking dis-
tance will increase. Have your brakes fixed immediately.
●Do not pump the brake pedal if the engine stalls.
Each push on the brake pedal uses up the reserve for the power-assisted brakes.
●The brake system consists of 2 individual hy draulic systems: If one of the systems fails,
the other will still operate. In this case, the brake pedal should be depressed more
firmly than usual and the bra king distance will increase.
Have your brakes fixed immediately.
■If the vehicle becomes stuck
Do not spin the wheels excessive ly when any of the tires is up in the air, or the vehicle is
stuck in sand, mud, etc. This may damage the driveline components or propel the vehi-
cle forward or backward, causing an accident.
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GX460_OM_OM60T19U_(U)4-1. Before driving
■Things that must not be carri
ed in the luggage compartment
The following things may cause a fire if loaded in the luggage compartment:
●Receptacles containing gasoline
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may prevent the pedals from being depressed properly, may block the
driver’s vision, or may result in items hittin g the driver or passengers, possibly causing
●Stow cargo and luggage in the luggage compartment whenever possible.
●Do not stack cargo and luggage in the luggage compartment higher than the seat-
●Do not place cargo or luggage in or on the following locations.
• At the feet of the driver
• On the front passenger or re ar seats (when stacking items)
• On the luggage cover (if equipped)
• On the instrument panel
•On the dashboard
●Secure all items in the occupant compartment.
●When you fold down the rear seats, long items should not be placed directly behind
the front seats.
●Never allow anyone to ride in the luggage compartment. It is not designed for pas-
sengers. They should ride in their seats with their seat belts properly fastened. Other-
wise, they are much more likely to suffer de ath or serious bodily injury, in the event of
sudden braking, sudden swerving or an accident.
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GX460_OM_OM60T19U_(U)4-2. Driving procedures
■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 resu
lting in death or serious injury.
■Caution while driving
If engine 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 cir-
cumstance may lead to an accident, re sulting in death or serious injury.
■Stopping the engine in an emergency
●If you want to stop the engine in an em ergency while driving the vehicle, press and
hold the engine switch for more than 2 seco nds, or press it briefly 3 times or more in
succession. ( P. 509)
However, do not touch the engine switch wh ile driving except in an emergency. Turn-
ing the engine off while drivin g will not cause loss of steering or braking control, but
the power assist to these systems will be lost . This will make it more difficult to steer
and brake, so you should pull over and stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so.
●If the engine switch is operated while the vehicle is running, a warning message will be
shown on the multi-information display and a buzzer sounds.
●When restarting the engine after it was turn ed off while driving, shift the shift lever to
N and press the engine switch.
Exhaust gases include harmfu l carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odor-
less. Observe the fo llowing precautions.
Failure to do so may cause exhaust gases to enter the vehicle and may lead to an acci-
dent caused by light-headedness, or may le ad to death or a serious health hazard.
●If the vehicle is in a poorly ventilated area or a closed area, such as a garage, stop the
●Do not leave the vehicle with the engine ru nning for a long time. If such a situation
cannot be avoided, park the vehicle in an open space and ensure that exhaust fumes
do not enter the vehicle interior.
●Do not leave the engine running in an area with snow build-up, or where it is snowing.
If snowbanks build up around the vehicle while the engine is running, exhaust gases
may collect and enter the vehicle.
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Opening the fuel tank cap
●Turn the engine switch off and ensure that all the doors and windows are
●Confirm the type of fuel.
■Fuel tank opening for unleaded gasoline
To help prevent incorrect fueling, your Lexu s has a fuel tank opening that only accommo-
dates the special nozzle on unleaded fuel pumps.
■If the malfunction indicator lamp illuminates
The malfunction indicator lamp may illuminate erroneously if refueling is performed
repeatedly when the fuel tank is nearly full.
Perform the following steps to open the fuel tank cap.
Before refueling the vehicle
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GX460_OM_OM60T19U_(U)4-5. Using the driving support systems
■Panoramic view display range
●In the panoramic view, the system processe
s and displays images acquired form the 4
cameras under the assumption that the vehicle is on a flat road surface. Therefore, the
display may appear as follows.
• Three-dimensional objects may appear to have fallen over, and be long and thin or bigger than they actually are
• Three-dimensional obje cts at a point higher than the surface of the road may appear
further away than they actually are, or may not appear
• Tall objects may appear to emerge from the image processing seams
●Inconsistencies in th e brightness of images from each camera may occur depending on
●The displayed image may not be aligned when the tilt or height of the vehicle changed
due to the number of passengers, cargo we ight or remaining quantity of gasoline.
●The displayed image may not be aligned when the vehicle is in other than “N” (normal)
height mode. (P. 339)
●Images and guide lines may not be properly displayed when the doors are not com-
●The relative distances between the vehicle ic on and road surface or an obstacle dis-
played in the panoramic view may differ from the actual state.
●If an illuminated license plate is used, it may appear on the screen.
●The black area around the vehicle icon is an area that is not appear in the camera.
Check these areas directly.
■Wide front view display range
●Certain areas at the front of the vehicle ha ve a different sense of distance, and are
masked in black so that they do not appear on the screen.
●There are limits to the range displayed on the screen. Objects at either corner of the
bumper or directly below the bumper are not displayed.
●The perceived distance in images displayed on the screen differs from the actual dis-
■Images displayed on the screen
Cameras of the Multi-terrain Monitor system use special lenses. The distance of the
image that appears on the screen differs from the actual distance.
●The circled areas shown in the illustration may
be difficult to see, as these are points where
images are combined.
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3925-1. Using the air conditioning system and defogger
■Automatic mode for air intake control (vehicles with rear air conditioning system)
In automatic mode, the system detects exhaust gas and other pollutants and automati-
cally switches between outside air and recirculated air modes.
When the dehumidification function is off, and the fan is operating, turning automatic
mode on will activate the dehumidification function.
■When the outside temperature is low
The dehumidification function may not operate even when “A/C” is touched.
■Ventilation and air conditioning odors
●To let fresh air in, set the air conditioning system to the outside air mode.
●During use, various odors from inside and outside the vehicle may enter into and accu-
mulate in the air conditioning system. This may then cause odor to be emitted from the
●To reduce potential odors from occurring:
• It is recommended that the air conditioning system be set to outside air mode prior
to turning the vehicle off.
• The start timing of the blower may be dela yed for a short period of time immediately
after the air conditioning system is started in automatic mode.
■Air conditioning filter
■Air conditioning system refrigerant
●The meaning of each symbol on the label are as follows:
●A label regarding the refrigerant of the air
conditioning system is attached to the hood at
the location shown in the following illustration.
Air conditioning system
Air conditioning system lubricant type
Requires registered technician to ser-
vice air conditioning system
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GX460_OM_OM60T19U_(U)5-3. Using the storage features
List of storage features
Cup holders (
Auxiliary boxes ( P. 408)
Bottle holders/door pockets ( P. 407)
Glove box ( P. 404) Console box (if equipped)
Cool box (if equipped) (P. 417)
Coin holder (if equipped) (P. 406)
●Do not leave glasses, lighters or spray cans in the storage spaces, as this may cause
the following when cabin temperature becomes high:
• Glasses may be deformed by heat or cracke d if they come into contact with other
• Lighters or spray cans may explode. If they come into contact with other stored
items, the lighter may catch fire or the spray can may release gas, causing a fire
●When driving or when the storage compartments are not in use, keep the lids closed.
In the event of sudden braking or sudden swerving, an accident may occur due to an
occupant being struck by an open lid or the items stored inside.
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4436-1. Maintenance and care
Maintenance and care
■Front side windows water-repellent coating
●The following precautions can extend the effectiveness of the water-repellent coating.
• Remove any dirt, etc. from the front side windows regularly.
• Do not allow dirt and dust to accumulate on the windows for a long period.Clean the windows with a soft, damp cloth as soon as possible.
• Do not use wax or glass cleaners that contain abrasives when cleaning the windows.
• Do not use any metallic objects to remove condensation build up.
●When the water-repellent performance has become insufficient, the coating can be
repaired. Contact your Lexus dealer.
If dirt cannot be removed, clean the parts as follows:
●Use a soft cloth dampened with an approxim ately 5% solution of neutral detergent and
water to clean the dirt off.
●Wipe the surface with a dry, soft cl oth to remove any remaining moisture.
●To remove oily deposits, use alcohol wet wipes or a similar product.
■When washing the vehicle
Do not apply water to the inside of the engine compartment. Doing so may cause the
electrical components etc. to catch fire.
■When cleaning the windshield (vehicles with rain-sensing windshield wiper)
●When the upper part of the windshield where the raindrop sensor is located is
touched by hand
●When a wet rag or similar is held close to the raindrop sensor
●If something bumps against the windshield
●If you directly touch the raindrop sensor bo dy or if something bumps into the raindrop
■Precautions regarding the exhaust pipe
Exhaust gasses cause the exhaust pipe to become quite hot.
When washing the vehicle, be careful not to touch the pipe until it has cooled suffi-
ciently, as touching a hot exhaust pipe can cause burns.
■Precautions regarding the Blind Spot Monitor (if equipped)
If the paint of the rear bump er is chipped or scratched, the system may malfunction.
If this occurs, consult your Lexus dealer.
Set the wiper switch to off.
If the wiper switch is in “AUTO”, the wipers may
operate unexpectedly in the following situa-
tions, and may result in hands being caught or
other serious injuries and cause damage to the
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GX460_OM_OM60T19U_(U)6-1. Maintenance and care
■To prevent paint deterioration and corrosion
on the body and components (aluminum
●Wash the vehicle immediatel y in the following cases:
• After driving near the sea coast
• After driving on salted roads
• If coal tar or tree sap is present on the paint surface
• If you see dead insects, insect drop pings or bird droppings on the paint
• After driving in an area contaminated wi th soot, oily smoke, mine dust, iron pow-
der or chemical substances
• If the vehicle becomes heavily soiled in dust or mud
• If liquids such as benzene and gasoli ne are spilled on the paint surface
●If the paint is chipped or scratched, have it repaired immediately.
●To prevent the wheels from corroding, remove any dirt and store in a place with low
humidity when storing wheels.
■Cleaning the exterior lights
●Wash carefully. Do not use organic subs tances or scrub with a hard brush.
This may damage the surfaces of the lights.
●Do not apply wax on the surfaces of the lights.
Wax may cause damage to the lenses.
■To prevent damage to the windshield wiper arms
When lifting the wiper arms away from the windshield, pull the driver side wiper arm
upward first, and repeat for the passenger side. When returning the wipers to their
original position, do so from the passenger side first.
■When using an automatic car wash (vehic les with rain-sensing windshield wiper)
Set the wiper switch to the off position.
If the wiper switch is in “AUTO”, the wipers may operate and the wiper blades may be
■When using a high pressure car wash
●Do not bring the nozzle tip close to boots (rubber or resin manufactured cover), con-
nectors or the following parts. The parts may be damages if they come into contact
with high-pressure water.
• Traction related parts
• Steering parts
• Suspension parts
●Keep the cleaning nozzle at least 11.9 in. (30 cm) away from the vehicle body. Other-
wise resin section, such as moldings and bumpers, may be deformed and damaged.
Also, do not continuously hold the nozzle in the same place.
●Do not spray the lower part of the windshield continuously. If water enters the air con-
ditioning system intake located near the lo wer part of the windshield, the air condi-
tioning system may not operate correctly.
●Do not wash the underside of the vehicle using a high pressure car washer.