GX460_OM_OM60T19U_(U)7-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If the vehicle battery is discharged
If you have a set of jumper (or booster)
cables and a second vehicle with a 12-volt
battery, you can jump start your Lexus by following the steps below.
Confirm that the electronic key is
When connecting the jumper (or
booster) cables, depe nding on the situa-
tion, the alarm may activate and the
doors locked. ( P. 80)
Open the hood. ( P. 458)
Connecting the jumper cables accord ing to the following procedure:
Positive (+) battery terminal on your vehicle.
Positive (+) battery terminal on the second vehicle.
Negative (-) battery terminal on the second vehicle.
Connect the jumper cable to ground on your vehicle as shown in the illus-
The following procedures may be used to start the engine if the vehicle’s bat-
tery is discharged.
You can call your Lexus dealer , or qualified repair shop.
5517-2. Steps to take in an emergency
When trouble arises
Start the engine of the second vehicle. Increase the engine speed slightly and
maintain at that level for approximatel y 5 minutes to recharge the battery of
Open and close any of the doors of your vehicle with the engine switch off.
Maintain the engine speed of the second vehicle and start the engine of your
vehicle by turning the engine switch to IGNITION ON mode.
Once your vehicle’s engine has started, remove the jumper cables in the exact
reverse order in which they were connected.
Once the engine starts, have the vehicle checked at your Lexus dealer as soon
■Starting the engine when the battery is discharged
The engine cannot be started by push-starting.
■To prevent battery discharge
●Turn off the headlights and the audio system while the engine is off.
●Turn off any unnecessary electrical components when the vehicle is running at a low
speed for an extended period , such as in heavy traffic.
■Charging the battery
The electricity stored in the battery will disc harge gradually even when the vehicle is not
in use, due to natural discharge and the draini ng effects of certain electrical appliances. If
the vehicle is left for a long time, the battery may discharge, and the engine may be
unable to start. (The battery recharges automatically during driving.)
■When recharging or replacing the battery
●In some cases, it may not be possible to un lock the doors using the smart access system
with push-button start when the battery is discharged. Use the wireless remote control
or the mechanical key to lock or unlock the doors.
●The engine may not start on the first attempt after the battery has recharged but will
start normally after the second attempt. This is not a malfunction.
●The engine switch mode is memorized by the vehicle. When the battery is recon-
nected, the system will return to the mode it was in before the battery was discharged.
Before disconnecting the battery, turn the engine switch off. If you are unsure what
mode the engine switch was in before the battery discharged, be especially careful
when reconnecting the battery.
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.