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Toyota Camry Owner's Manual (2023): Engine (ignition) switch (vehicles without a smart key system)

Toyota Camry Owner's Manual (2023) / Driving / Driving procedures / Engine (ignition) switch (vehicles without a smart key system)

Starting the engine

1. Check that the parking brake is set.

2. Check that the shift lever is in P.

3. Firmly depress the brake pedal.

4. Turn the engine switch to the "START" position and start the engine.

Changing the engine switch positions

  1. "LOCK"
    The steering wheel is locked and the key can be removed. (The key can be removed only when the shift lever is in P.)
  2. "ACC"
    Some electrical components such as the audio system can be used.
  3. "ON"
    All electrical components can be used.
  4. "START"
    For starting the engine.

Driving procedures

■Turning the key from "ACC" to "LOCK"

1. Shift the shift lever to P.

2. Push in the key and turn it to the "LOCK" position.

Driving procedures

■If "Not Ready to Drive" is displayed on the multi-information display

Depress the brake pedal and then turn the engine switch to the "START" position to start the engine.

■If the engine does not start

The engine immobilizer system may not have been deactivated. Contact your Toyota dealer.

■When the steering lock cannot be released

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.

Driving procedures

■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.

WARNING

■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 when 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

Driving procedures
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