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Toyota Camry Owner's Manual (2023): If a warning light turns on or a warning buzzer sounds

Toyota Camry Owner's Manual (2023) / When trouble arises / Steps to take in an emergency / If a warning light turns on or a warning buzzer sounds

Calmly perform the following actions if any of the warning lights comes on or flashes. If a light comes on or flashes, but then goes off, this does not necessarily indicate a malfunction in the system. However, if this continues to occur, have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.

Warning light and warning buzzer list

Brake system warning light

Indicates that:

Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and contact your Toyota dealer. Continuing to drive the vehicle may be dangerous.

Brake system warning light

Indicates a malfunction in the electric parking brake

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

High coolant temperature warning light (warning buzzer)*1

Indicates that the engine coolant temperature is too high

Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place.

Handling method

Charging system warning light*1

Indicates a malfunction in the vehicle's charging system

Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and contact your Toyota dealer.

Low engine oil pressure warning light (warning buzzer)*1

Indicates that the engine oil pressure is too low

Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and contact your Toyota dealer.

Malfunction indicator lamp

Indicates a malfunction in:

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

SRS warning light

Indicates a malfunction in:

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

ABS warning light

Indicates a malfunction in:

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

Inappropriate pedal operation warning light (warning buzzer)*1

When a buzzer sounds:

Follow the instructions displayed on the multi-information display.

When a buzzer does not sound:

Brake Override System is operating.

Release the accelerator pedal and depress the brake pedal.

Parking brake indicator (warning buzzer)*2

It is possible that the parking brake is not fully engaged or released

Operate the parking brake once again.

This light comes on when the parking brake is not released. If the light turns off after the parking brake is fully released, the system is operating normally.

Brake hold operated indicator

Indicates a malfunction in the brake hold system

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

Electric power steering system warning light (warning buzzer)

Indicates a malfunction in the EPS (Electric Power Steering) system

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

LTA indicator (warning buzzer)*1

Indicates a malfunction in the LTA (Lane Tracing Assist)

Follow the instructions displayed on the multi-information display.

PCS warning light

When a buzzer sounds simultaneously:

Indicates a malfunction has occurred in the PCS (Pre-Collision System).

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

When a buzzer does not sound: The PCS (Pre-Collision System) has become temporarily unavailable, corrective action may be necessary.

Follow the instructions displayed on the multi-information display.

If the PCS (Pre-Collision System) or VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) system is disabled, the PCS warning light will illuminate.

PKSB OFF indicator

When a buzzer sounds:

Indicates a malfunction in the Parking Support Brake system

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

When a buzzer does not sound: Indicates that the system is temporarily unavailable, possibly due to a sensor being dirty or covered with ice, etc.

Clear the dirt, etc.

Intuitive parking assist OFF indicator*1

Indicates a malfunction in the intuitive parking assist function

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

Indicates that the system is temporarily unavailable, possibly due to a sensor being dirty or covered with ice, etc.

Clear the dirt, etc.

RCD OFF indicator*1

When a buzzer sounds:

Indicates a malfunction in the RCD (Rear Camera Detection) function

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

When a buzzer does not sound:

Indicates that the function temporarily cannot be used due to the camera being dirty, etc.

Clear the dirt, etc.

Slip indicator

Indicates a malfunction in:

The light will flash when the VSC or the TRAC system is operating.

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

Low fuel level warning light

For 2WD models

Indicates that remaining fuel is approximately 2.4 gal. (9.1 L, 2.0 Imp. gal.)

For AWD models

Indicates that remaining fuel is approximately 2.2 gal. (8.2 L, 1.8 Imp. gal.)

Refuel the vehicle.

Driver's and front passenger's seat belt reminder light (warning buzzer)*3

Warns the driver and/or front passenger to fasten their seat belts

Fasten the seat belt.

If the front passenger's seat is occupied, the front passenger's seat belt also needs to be fastened to make the warning light (warning buzzer) turn off.

Rear passengers' seat belt reminder lights (warning buzzer)*4

Warns the rear passengers to fasten their seat belts.

Fasten the seat belt.

Master warning light

A buzzer sounds and the warning light comes on and flashes to indicate that the master warning system has detected a malfunction.

Tire pressure warning light

Indicates the following:

Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place.

Handling method

*1: This light illuminates on the multi-information display.

*2: Parking brake engaged warning buzzer:
A buzzer will sound if the vehicle is driven at a speed of approximately 3 mph (5 km/h) or more.

*3: Driver's seat belt warning buzzer:

Vehicles without a smart key system:
The driver's seat belt warning buzzer sounds to alert the driver that his or her seat belt is not fastened. Once the engine switch is turned to the "ON" position, the buzzer sounds. If the seat belt is still unfastened, the buzzer sounds intermittently for a certain period of time after the vehicle reaches a certain speed.

Vehicles with a smart key system:
The driver's seat belt warning buzzer sounds to alert the driver that his or her seat belt is not fastened. Once the engine switch is turned to IGNITION ON mode, the buzzer sounds. If the seat belt is still unfastened, the buzzer sounds intermittently for a certain period of time after the vehicle reaches a certain speed.

Front passenger's seat belt warning buzzer:
The front passenger's seat belt warning buzzer sounds to alert the front passenger that his or her seat belt is not fastened. If the seat belt is unfastened, the buzzer sounds intermittently for a certain period of time after the vehicle reaches a certain speed.

*4: Rear passengers' seat belt warning buzzer:
The rear passengers' seat belt warning buzzer sounds to alert the rear passenger that his or her seat belt is not fastened. If the seat belt is unfastened, the buzzer sounds intermittently for a certain period of time, after the seat belt is fastened and unfastened and the vehicle reaches a certain speed.

■SRS warning light

This warning light system monitors the airbag sensor assembly, front impact sensors, side impact sensors (front door), side impact sensors (front), side impact sensors (rear), driver's seat position sensor, driver's seat belt buckle switch, front passenger occupant classification system (ECU and sensors), "AIRBAG ON" indicator light, "AIRBAG OFF" indicator light, seat belt pretensioners, airbags, interconnecting wiring and power sources.

■Front passenger detection sensor, seat belt reminder and warning buzzer

■If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on while driving

First check the following:

The light will go off after several driving trips.

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

■Electric power steering system warning light (warning buzzer)

When the battery charge becomes insufficient or the voltage temporarily drops, the electric power steering system warning light may come on and the warning buzzer may sound.

■When the tire pressure warning light comes on

Inspect the tires to check if a tire is punctured.

If none of the tires are punctured: Turn the engine switch off then turn it to the "ON" position (vehicle without a smart key system) or IGNITION ON mode (vehicle with a smart key system). Check if the tire pressure warning light comes on or blinks.

If the tire pressure warning light comes on

1. After the temperature of the tires has lowered sufficiently, check the inflation pressure of each tire and adjust them to the specified level.

2. If the warning light does not turn off even after several minutes have elapsed, check that the inflation pressure of each tire is at the specified level and perform initialization.

If the warning light does not turn off several minutes after the initialization has been performed, have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

If the tire pressure warning light blinks for 1 minute then stays on

There may be a malfunction in the tire pressure warning system. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

■The tire pressure warning light may come on due to natural causes

The tire pressure warning light may come on due to natural causes such as natural air leaks and tire inflation pressure changes caused by temperature.

In this case, adjusting the tire inflation pressure will turn off the warning light (after a few minutes).

■When a tire is replaced with a spare tire

The compact spare tire is not equipped with a tire pressure warning valve and transmitter. If a tire goes flat, the tire pressure warning light will not turn off even though the flat tire has been replaced with the spare tire.

Replace the spare tire with the repaired tire and adjust the tire inflation pressure. The tire pressure warning light will go off after a few minutes.

■Warning buzzer

In some cases, the buzzer may not be heard because of noisy place or an audio sound.

WARNING

■If both the ABS and the brake system warning lights remain on

Stop your vehicle in a safe place immediately and contact your Toyota dealer. The vehicle will become extremely unstable during braking, and the ABS system may fail, which could cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

■When the electric power steering system warning light comes on

When the light comes on yellow, the assist to the power steering is restricted. When the light comes on red, the assist to the power steering is lost and handling operations of the steering wheel become extremely heavy. When steering wheel operations are heavier than usual, grip the steering wheel firmly and operate it using more force than usual.

■If the tire pressure warning light comes on

Be sure to observe the following precautions. Failure to do so could cause a loss of vehicle control and result in death or serious injury.

■If a blowout or sudden air leakage should occur

The tire pressure warning system may not activate immediately.

■Maintenance of the tires

Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label (tire and load information label). (If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label [tire and load information label], you should determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.) As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS-tire pressure warning system) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale (tire pressure warning light) when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale (tire pressure warning light) illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly underinflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.

Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle's handling and stopping ability.

Please note that the TPMS (tire pressure warning system) is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver's responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale (tire pressure warning light).

Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS (tire pressure warning system) malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly. The TPMS (tire pressure warning system) malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale (tire pressure warning light). When the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for approximately one minute and then remain continuously illuminated.

This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists. When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure as intended.

TPMS (tire pressure warning system) malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons, including the installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the TPMS (tire pressure warning system) from functioning properly. Always check the TPMS (tire pressure warning system) malfunction telltale after replacing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS (tire pressure warning system) to continue to function properly.

NOTICE

■To ensure the tire pressure warning system operates properly

Do not install tires with different specifications or makers, as the tire pressure warning system may not operate properly.

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