Gas Lexus GX460 2021 / LEXUS 2021 GX460 (OM60T19U) Owner's Guide
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GX460_OM_OM60T19U_(U)6-1. Maintenance and care
■Cleaning the areas with satin-finish metal accents
The metal areas use a layer of real metal for th
e surface. It is necessary to clean them reg-
ularly. If dirty areas are left uncleaned for lo ng periods of time, they may be difficult to
■Caring for leather areas
Lexus recommends cleaning the interior of the vehicle at least twice a year to maintain
the quality of the vehicle’s interior.
■Shampooing the carpets
There are several commercial foaming-type cl eaners available. Use a sponge or brush to
apply the foam. Rub in overlapping circles. Do not use water. The excellent results are
obtained when keeping the ca rpet as dry as possible.
Clean with mild soap and lukewarm water using a cloth or sponge. Also check the belts
periodically for excessive wear, fraying or cuts.
■Water in the vehicle
●Do not splash or spill liquid in the vehicle.
Doing so may cause electrical components etc. to malfunction or catch fire.
●Do not get any of the SRS components or wiring in the vehicle interior wet. (P. 38)
An electrical malfunction ma y cause the airbags to deploy or not function properly,
resulting in death or serious injury.
■Cleaning the interior (especially instrument panel)
Do not use polish wax or polish cleaner. Th e instrument panel may reflect off the wind-
shield, obstructing the driver’s view and leading to an accident, resulting in death or
●Do not use the following types of detergent, as they may discolor the vehicle interior
or cause streaks or damage to painted surfaces:
• Non-seat portions: Organic substances su ch as benzene or gasoline, alkaline or
acidic solutions, dye, and bleach
• Seats: Alkaline or acidic solutions, su ch as thinner, benzene, and alcohol
●Do not use polish wax or polish cleaner. The instrument pane l’s or other interior part’s
painted surface may be damaged.
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4696-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Maintenance and care
When recharging, the battery produces hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive.
Therefore, observe the following before recharging:
●If recharging with the battery installed on the vehicle, be sure to disconnect the ground
●Make sure the power switch on the charger is off when connecting and disconnecting
the charger cables to the battery.
■After recharging/reconnecting the battery
The engine may not start. Follow the procedure below to initialize the system.
Shift the shift lever to P
Open and close any of the doors.
Restart the engine.
●Unlocking the doors using the smart access system with push-button start may not be
possible immediately after reconnecting the battery. If this happens, use the wireless
remote control or the mechanical key to lock/unlock the doors.
●Start the engine with the engine switch in ACCESSORY mode. The engine may not
start with the engine switch turned off. However, the engine will operate normally from
the second attempt.
●The engine switch mode is recorded by the vehicle. If the battery is reconnected, the
vehicle will return the engine switch mode to the status it was in before the battery was
disconnected. Make sure to turn off the engine before disconnect the battery. Take
extra care when connecting the battery if the engine switch mode prior to discharge is
If the system will not start even after mult iple attempts, contact your Lexus dealer.
■Chemicals in the battery
Batteries contain poisonous and corrosive sulfuric acid and may produce hydrogen
gas which is flammable and explosive. To reduce the risk of death or serious injury, take
the following precautions while working on or near battery:
●Do not cause sparks by touching the battery terminals with tools.
●Do not smoke or light a match near the battery.
●Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothes.
●Never inhale or swallow electrolyte.
●Wear protective safety glasses when working near the battery.
●Keep children away from the battery.
■Where to safely charge the battery
Always charge the battery in an open area . Do not charge the battery in a garage or
closed room where there is not sufficient ventilation.
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GX460_OM_OM60T19U_(U)6-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
■If the tread on snow tires wears down below 0.16 in. (4 mm)
The effectiveness of the tire
s as snow tires is lost.
■Situations in which the tire pressure warning system may not operate properly
●In the following cases, the tire pressure warning system may not operate properly.
• If non-genuine Lexus wheels are used.
• A tire has been replaced with a tire that is not an OE (Original Equipment) tire.
• A tire has been replaced with a tire that is not of the specified size.
• Tire chains etc. are equipped.
• An auxiliary-supported run-flat tire is equipped.
• If a window tint that affects th e radio wave signals is installed.
• If there is a lot of snow or ice on the vehi cle, particularly around the wheels or wheel
• If the tire inflation pressure is extr emely higher than the specified level.
• If the spare tire is in a location subj ect to poor radio wave signal reception.
• If a large metallic object which can interfere with signal reception is put near the
• If tires not equipped with the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters are used.
• If the ID code on the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters is not registered
in the tire pressure warning computer.
●Performance may be affected in the following situations.
• Near a TV tower, electric power plant, gas station, radio station, large display, air-
port or other facility that generates st rong radio waves or electrical noise
• When carrying a portable radio, cellular phone, cordless phone or other wireless
If tire position information is not correctl y displayed due to the radio wave conditions,
the display may be corrected by driving and changing the radio wave conditions.
●When the vehicle is parked, the time taken for the warning to start or go off could be
●When tire inflation pressure declines rapidly for example when a tire has burst, the
warning may not function.
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4936-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Maintenance and care
■Use a CR2032 lithium battery
●Batteries can be purchased at your Lexus dealer, loca l electrical appliance shops or
●Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
●Dispose of used batteries according to the local laws.
■If the electronic key battery is depleted
The following symptoms may occur:
●The smart access system with push-button start and wireless remote control will not
●The operational rang e will be reduced.
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.
●Do not swallow the battery. Doing so may cause chemical burns.
●A coin battery or button battery is used in the electronic key. If a battery is swallowed,
it may cause severe chemical burns in as li ttle as 2 hours and may result in death or
●Keep away new and remove d batteries from children.
●If the cover cannot be firmly closed, stop using the electronic key and stow the key in
the place where children cannot reach, and then contact your Lexus dealer.
●If you accidentally swallow a battery or put a battery into a part of your body, get
emergency medical attention immediately.
■To prevent battery explosion or leakage of flammable liquid or gas
●Replace the battery with a new battery of the same type. If a wrong type of battery is
used, it may explode.
●Do not expose batteries to extremely low pressure due to high altitude or extremely
●Do not burn, break or cut a battery.
■For normal operation after replacing the battery
Observe the following precautions to prevent accidents:
●Always work with dry hands.
Moisture may cause the battery to rust.
●Do not touch or move any other component inside the remote control.
●Do not bend either of the battery terminals.
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GX460_OM_OM60T19U_(U)6-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Maintenance and care
Adjustment bolt A
Adjustment bolt B
Make sure the vehicle has a full tank of gasoline and the area around the
headlight is not deformed.
Park the vehicle on level ground.
Sit in the driver’s seat.
Bounce the vehicle several times.
Vertical movement adjusting bolts
Before checking the headlight aim
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5527-2. Steps to take in an emergency
■Avoiding battery fires or explosions
Observe the following precautions to prevent accidentally igniting the flammable gas
that may be emitted from the battery:
●Make sure the jumper cable is connected to the correct terminal and that it is not
unintentionally in contact with any other than the intended terminal.
●Do not allow the + and - clamps of the jump er cables to come into contact with each
●Do not smoke, use matches, cigarette lighters or allow open flame near the battery.
The battery contains poisonous and corrosive acidic electrolyte, while related parts
contain lead and lead compounds. Observ e the following precautions when handling
●When working with the battery, always wear safety glasses and take care not to allow
any battery fluids (acid) to come into cont act with skin, clothing or the vehicle body.
●Do not lean over the battery.
●In the event that battery fluid comes into contact with the skin or eyes, immediately
wash the affected area with water and seek medical attention.
Place a wet sponge or cloth over the affected area until medical attention can be
●Always wash your hands afte r handling the battery support, terminals, and other bat-
●Do not allow childre n near the battery.
■When handling jumper cables
When connecting the jumper cables, ensure that they do not become entangled in the
cooling fans or belt.
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The engine number is stamped on
the engine block as shown.
*: The engine oil capacity is a reference quantity to be used when changing the engine
oil. Warm up and turn off the engine, wait more than 5 minutes, and check the oil level
on the dipstick.
Model4.6 L 8-cylinder (1UR-FE)
Type8-cylinder V type, 4-cycle, gasoline
Bore and stroke3.70 3.27 in. (94.0 83.0 mm)
Displacement281.2 cu.in. (4608 cm3)
Valve clearanceAutomatic adjustment
Drive belt tensionAutomatic adjustment
Fuel typeUnleaded gasoline only
Octane rating91 (Research Octane Number 96) or higher
Fuel tank capacity (Reference)23.0 gal. (87 L, 19.1 Imp.gal.)
(Drain and refill — reference*)
Without filter8.2 qt. (7.8 L, 6.9 Imp.qt.)
7.8 qt. (7.4 L, 6.5 Imp.qt.)
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In very few cases, driveabilit
y problems may be caused by th e brand of gasoline you are
using. If driveability problems persist, try ch anging the brand of gasoline. If this does not
correct the problem, consult your Lexus dealer.
■Recommendation of the use of gasoline containing detergent additives
●Lexus recommends the use of gasoline that contains detergent additives to avoid the
build-up of engine deposits.
●All gasoline sold in the U.S.A. contains minimum detergent additives to clean and/or
keep clean intake systems, per EPA’s lowest additives concentration program.
●Lexus strongly recommends the use of Top Tier Detergent Gasoline. For more informa-
tion on Top Tier Detergent Gasoline and a lis t of marketers, please go to the official
■Recommendation of the use of low emissions gasoline
Gasolines containing oxygenates such as et hers and ethanol, as well as reformulated
gasolines, are available in some cities. Thes e fuels are typically acceptable for use, pro-
viding they meet other fuel requirements.
Lexus recommends these fuels, since the form ulations allow for reduced vehicle emis-
You must only use unleaded gasoline.
Select premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 (Research
Octane Number 96) or higher requir ed for optimum engine performance
and fuel economy. If the octane rating is less than 91, damage to the engine
may occur and may void the vehicle warranty.
At minimum, the gasoline you use shou ld meet the specifications of ASTM
D4814 in the U.S.A..
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■Non-recommendation of the use of blended gasoline
●If you use gasohol in your vehicle, be sure that it has an octane rating no lower than 91.
●Lexus does not recommend the use of gasoline containing methanol.
■Non-recommendation of the use of gasoline containing MMT
Some gasoline contains an octane enhancing additive called MMT (Methylcy clopenta-
dienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl).
Lexus does not recommend the use of gasoline that contains MMT. If fuel containing
MMT is used, your emission control system may be adversely affected.
The malfunction indicator lamp on the instru ment cluster may come on. If this happens,
contact your Lexus dealer for service.
■If your engine knocks
●Consult your Lexus dealer.
●You may occasionally notice light knocking for a short time while accelerating or driv-
ing uphill. This is normal and there is no need for concern.
●Use only gasoline containing up to 15% etha-
DO NOT use any flex-fuel or gasoline that
could contain more than 15% ethanol, includ-
ing from any pump labeled E30, E50, E85
(which are only some examples of fuel con-
taining more than 15% ethanol).DO NOT use gasoline con-
taining more than 15% ethanol.
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■Notice on fuel quality
●Do not use improper fuels. If improper fuels are used, the engine will be damaged.
●Do not use leaded gasoline.
Leaded gasoline can cause damage to your
vehicle’s three-way catalytic converters
causing the emission control system to malfunction.
●Do not use gasohol other than the type previously stated.
Other gasohol may cause fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems.
●Using unleaded gasoline with an octane numb er or rating lower than the level previ-
ously stated may cause pe rsistent heavy knocking.
At worst, this may lead to engine da mage and will void the vehicle warranty.
■Fuel-related poor driveability
If poor driveability (poor hot starting, vaporization, engine knocking, etc.) is encoun-
tered after using a different type of fuel, discontinue the use of that type of fuel.
■When refueling with gasohol
Take care not to spill gasohol. It can damage your vehicle’s paint.