Driving the vehicle

The following procedures should be observed to ensure safe driving.

Driving

1. With the brake pedal depressed, shift the shift lever to D.

2. Release the parking brake.

3. Gradually release the brake pedal and gently depress the accelerator pedal to accelerate the vehicle.

Stopping

1. With the shift lever in D, depress the brake pedal.

2. If necessary, set the parking brake.

If the vehicle is to be stopped for an extended period of time, shift the shift lever to P.

Parking the vehicle

1. With the shift lever in D, depress the brake pedal.

2. Set the parking brake.

3. Shift the shift lever to P.

If parking on a hill, block the wheels as needed.

4. Press the POWER switch to stop the hybrid system.

5. Lock the door, making sure that you have the electronic key on your person.

Starting off on a steep uphill

1. Make sure that the parking brake is set and shift the shift lever to D.

2. Gently depress the accelerator pedal.

3. Release the parking brake.

Driving in the rain

Drive carefully when it is raining, because visibility will be reduced, the windows
may become fogged-up, and the road will be slippery.

Drive carefully when it starts to rain, because the road surface will be especially
slippery.

Refrain from high speeds when driving on an expressway in the rain, because there may be a layer of water between the tires and the road surface, preventing the steering and brakes from operating properly.

Breaking in your new Lexus

To extend the life of the vehicle, observing the following precautions is recommended:
For the first 200 miles (300 km): Avoid sudden stops.

For the first 500 miles (800 km): Do not tow a trailer.

For the first 1000 miles (1600 km): Do not drive at extremely high speeds.

Avoid sudden acceleration.

Do not drive continuously in low gears.

Do not drive at a constant speed for extended periods.

Drum-in-disc type parking brake system

Your vehicle has a drum-in-disc type parking brake system. This type of brake system
needs bedding-down of the brake shoes periodically or whenever the parking brake shoes and/or drum are replaced. Have your Lexus dealer perform the bedding down operation.

Operating your vehicle in a foreign country

Comply with the relevant vehicle registration laws and confirm the availability of the
correct fuel.

For efficient use

Shift the shift lever to D when driving.

In the N position, the gasoline engine operates but electricity cannot be generated.

The hybrid battery (traction battery) will discharge, requiring unnecessary engine power to recharge.

Drive your vehicle smoothly.

Avoid abrupt acceleration and deceleration. Gradual acceleration and deceleration
will make more effective use of the electric motor (traction motor) without having to use gasoline engine power.

Avoid repeated acceleration.

Repeated acceleration consumes hybrid battery (traction battery) power, resulting in poor acceleration. Battery power can be restored by driving with the accelerator pedal slightly released.

Shift the shift lever to P when parking.

In the N position, the hybrid battery (traction battery) does not recharge.

Leaving the shift lever in the N position for an extended period of time may discharge
the hybrid battery. The vehicle cannot run if the hybrid battery is discharged.

Environment-friendly driving

During environment-friendly acceleration


During environment-friendly acceleration operation (Eco driving), Eco Driving Indicator Light will turn on. If the accelerator pedal is depressed more than necessary, the indicator will turn off.

Eco Driving Indicator Light will operate when the vehicle is being driven with the shift lever in D. The indicator will not operate when the vehicle is in snow mode or EV drive mode.

Customization

Setting of Eco Driving Indicator Light can be changed.

CAUTION:
When starting the vehicle Always keep your foot on the brake pedal while stopped with the hybrid system operating. This prevents the vehicle from creeping.

When driving the vehicle Do not drive if you are unfamiliar with the location of the brake and accelerator
pedals to avoid depressing the wrong pedal.

Accidentally depressing the accelerator pedal instead of the brake pedal will result in sudden acceleration that may lead to an accident that could result in death or serious injury.

When backing up, you may twist your body around, leading to a difficulty in operating the pedals. Make sure to operate the pedals properly.

Make sure to keep a correct driving posture even when moving the vehicle only slightly. This allows you to depress the brake and accelerator pedals properly.

Depress the brake pedal using your right foot. Depressing the brake pedal using your left foot may delay response in an emergency, resulting in an accident.

The driver should pay extra attention to pedestrians when the vehicle is powered
only by the electric motor (traction motor). Because there is no engine noise, the
pedestrians may misjudge the vehicles movement.

Do not drive the vehicle over or stop the vehicle near flammable materials.

The exhaust system and exhaust gases can be extremely hot. These hot parts may cause a fire if there is any flammable material nearby.

Do not let the vehicle roll backward while the shift lever is in a driving position, or
roll forward while the shift lever is in R.

Doing so may result in an accident or damage to the vehicle.

If the smell of exhaust is noticed inside the vehicle, open the windows and check
that the back door is closed. Large amounts of exhaust in the vehicle can cause driver drowsiness and an accident, resulting in death or a serious health hazard.

Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer immediately.

CAUTION:
Do not under any circumstances shift the shift lever to P while the vehicle is moving.

Doing so can cause significant damage to the driveline and may result in a loss of
vehicle control.

Do not under any circumstances shift the shift lever to R while the vehicle is moving
forward.

Doing so can cause significant damage to the driveline and may result in a loss of
vehicle control.

Do not shift the shift lever to N while the vehicle is moving.

Doing so may cause insufficient engine braking, resulting in an accident.

Do not turn the hybrid system off while driving.

The power steering will not operate properly if the hybrid system is off.

Use engine braking (downshift) to maintain a safe speed when driving down a steep hill.

Using the brakes continuously may cause the brakes to overheat and lose effectiveness.

When stopped on an incline, use the brake pedal and parking brake to prevent the vehicle from rolling backward or forward, causing an accident.

Do not adjust the position of the steering wheel, the seat, or the inside or outside
rear view mirrors while driving.

Doing so may result in a loss of vehicle control that can cause accidents, resulting
in death or serious injury.

Always check that all passengers' arms, heads or other parts of their body are not
outside the vehicle, as this may result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION:
Do not drive in excess of the speed limit. Even if the legal speed limit permits it, do
not drive over 85 mph (140 km/h) unless your vehicle has high-speed capability tires. Driving over 85 mph (140 km/h) may result in tire failure, loss of control and
possible injury. Be sure to consult a tire dealer to determine whether the tires on
your vehicle are high-speed capability tires or not before driving at such speeds.

On vehicles with an electronically modulated air suspension, if you drive through
water, such as when crossing shallow streams, first check the depth of the water and the firmness of the river bed. Put the vehicle in HI (high) mode with the height selector switch and then turn off the electronically modulated air suspension
by pressing the height control off switch. Drive your vehicle at 19 mph (30 km/h) or lower.

When driving on slippery road surfaces Sudden braking, acceleration and steering may cause tire slippage and reduce your ability to control the vehicle, resulting in an accident.

Sudden changes in engine speed, such as engine braking caused by up-shifting and down-shifting, may cause the vehicle to skid, resulting in an accident.

After driving through a puddle, lightly depress the brake pedal to make sure that
the brakes are functioning properly. Wet brake pads may prevent the brakes from functioning properly. If the brakes on only one side are wet and not functioning properly, steering control may be affected, resulting in an accident.

When shifting the shift lever Be careful not to shift the shift lever with the accelerator pedal depressed.

This may lead to unexpected rapid acceleration of the vehicle that may cause an accident and result in death or serious injury.

If you hear a squealing or scraping noise (brake pad wear limit indicators) Have your Lexus dealer check and replace the brake pads as soon as possible.

The rotor damage can result if the pads are not replaced when needed.

It is dangerous to drive the vehicle when the wear limits of the brake pads and/or
those of the brake discs are exceeded.

CAUTION:
When the vehicle is stopped Do not depress the accelerator pedal unnecessarily.

If the vehicle is in any gear other than P or N, the vehicle may accelerate suddenly
and unexpectedly, causing an accident.

Do not leave the vehicle with the hybrid system on for a long time.

If such a situation cannot be avoided, park the vehicle in an open space and check that exhaust fumes do not enter the vehicle interior.

Always keep a foot on the brake pedal while the hybrid system is operating to prevent an accident caused by the vehicle moving.

When stopped on an incline, use the brake pedal and parking brake to prevent the vehicle from rolling backward or forward, causing an accident.

When the vehicle is parked Do not leave glasses, cigarette lighters, spray 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 cause the plastic lenses and plastic material 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 circuit 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 windshield or windows. Do not place containers
such as air fresheners on the instrument panel or dashboard. Adhesive discs or containers may act as lenses, causing a fire in the vehicle.

Do not leave a door or window open if the curved glass is coated with a metallized
film such as a silver-colored one. Reflected 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 hybrid system
and lock the vehicle.

Do not leave the vehicle unattended while the hybrid system is operating.

CAUTION:
Do not touch the exhaust pipes while the hybrid system is operating or immediately
after turning the hybrid system off.

Doing so may cause burns.

Do not leave the hybrid system operating in an area with snow build-up, or where
it is snowing. If snowbanks build up around the vehicle while the hybrid system is
operating, exhaust gases may collect and enter the vehicle. This may lead to death or a serious health hazard.

Exhaust gases
Exhaust gases include harmful carbon monoxide (CO) that is colorless and odorless.

Inhaling exhaust gases may lead to death or a serious health hazard.

If the vehicle is in a poorly ventilated area, stop the hybrid system. In a closed
area, such as a garage, exhaust gases may collect and enter the vehicle. This may
lead to death or a serious health hazard.

The exhaust system should be checked occasionally. If there is a hole or crack caused by corrosion, damage to a joint or abnormal exhaust noise, be sure to have the vehicle inspected and repaired by your Lexus dealer. Failure to do so may allow exhaust gases to enter the vehicle, resulting in death or a serious health
hazard.

When taking a nap in the vehicle Always turn the hybrid system off. Otherwise, if you accidentally move the shift lever or depress the accelerator pedal, this could cause an accident or fire due to
hybrid system overheating. Additionally, if the vehicle is parked in a poorly ventilated
area, exhaust gases may collect and enter the vehicle, leading to death or a serious health hazard.

When braking the vehicle 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 power brake assist function 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 distance will increase.

CAUTION:
The brake system consists of 3 individual hydraulic systems; if one of the systems
fails, the others will still operate. In this case, the brake pedal should be depressed
more firmly than usual and the braking distance will increase. If this happens, do
not continue to drive the vehicle. If the brake system warning light (red indicator)
comes on together with the buzzer sound while driving, immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and contact your Lexus dealer.

If the vehicle becomes stuck Do not spin the wheels excessively 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 vehicle forward or backward, causing an accident.

NOTICE:
When driving the vehicle Do not use the accelerator pedal or depress the accelerator and brake pedals at the same time to hold the vehicle on a hill.

When parking the vehicle Always shift the shift lever to P. Failure to do so may cause the vehicle to move or the
vehicle may accelerate suddenly if the accelerator pedal is accidentally depressed.

Avoiding damage to vehicle parts Do not turn the steering wheel fully in either direction and hold it there for an
extended period of time.

Doing so may damage the power steering motor.

When driving over bumps in the road, drive as slowly as possible to avoid damaging
the wheels, underside of the vehicle, etc.

If you get a flat tire while driving A flat or damaged tire may cause the following situations. Hold the steering wheel
firmly and gradually depress the brake pedal to slow down the vehicle.

It may be difficult to control your vehicle.

The vehicle will make abnormal sounds.

The vehicle will behave abnormally.

Replace a flat tire with a new one.

NOTICE:
When encountering flooded roads Do not drive on a road that has flooded after heavy rain etc. Doing so may cause the
following serious damage to the vehicle: Engine stalling.

Short in electrical components.

Engine damage caused by water immersion.

In the event that you drive on a flooded road and the vehicle is flooded, be sure to
have your Lexus dealer check the following: Brake function.

Changes in quantity and quality of oil and fluid used for the engine, hybrid transmission,
etc., and, for AWD models, the rear electric motor (traction motor).

Lubricant condition for the bearings and suspension joints (where possible) and
the function of all joints, bearings, etc.

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