If the shift lever cannot be shifted from P

If the shift lever cannot be shifted with your foot on the brake pedal, there
may be a problem with the shift lock system (a system to prevent accidental operation of the shift lever). Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer immediately.

The following steps may be used as an emergency measure to ensure that the shift lever can be shifted:

1. Set the parking brake.

2. Turn the POWER switch to ACCESSORY mode.

3. Depress the brake pedal.

Pry the cover up with a flathead


Pry the cover up with a flathead screwdriver or equivalent.

Press the shift lock override button.


Press the shift lock override button.

The shift lever can be shifted while the button is pressed.

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