Toyota CH-R Owners Manual: If a warning light turns on or a warning buzzer sounds

Toyota CH-R Owners Manual / 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

Warning light

Warning light/Details/Actions

Brake system warning light (warning buzzer)

Indicates that:

  • Low brake fluid; or
  • The brake system is malfunctioning.

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

Continuing to drive the vehicle may be dangerous.

Low engine oil pressure warning light (warning buzzer)

Indicates abnormal engine oil pressure

The warning light may come on if the engine oil pressure is too low.

A buzzer also sounds.

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

Continuing to drive the vehicle may be dangerous.

Charging system warning light

Indicates a malfunction in the vehicle's charging system

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

Malfunction indicator lamp (warning buzzer)

Indicates a malfunction in:

  • The electronic engine control system;
  • The electronic throttle control system; or
  • The electronic continuously variable transmission.

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

SRS warning light

Indicates a malfunction in:

  • The SRS airbag system; or
  • The seat belt pretensioner system.

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

ABS warning light

Indicates a malfunction in:

  • The ABS; or
  • The brake assist 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.

Slip indicator

Indicates a malfunction in:

  • The VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) system;
  • The TRAC (Traction Control) system; or
  • The hill-start assist control system.

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

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

Brake system warning light

Indicates a malfunction in the electric parking brake

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

PCS warning light

Indicates a malfunction in the PCS (Pre-Collision System) or that the system is temporarily unavailable due to the vehicle being extremely hot/cold, or dirt around a front sensor, etc.

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.

Toyota CH-R. Steps to take in an emergency Parking brake indicator (warning buzzer)

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

Operate the parking brake switch 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.

Low fuel level warning light

Indicates that remaining fuel is approximately 2.0 gal.

(7.5 L, 1.6 Imp.gal.) or less

Refuel the vehicle.

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

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

Fasten the seat belt.

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

Toyota CH-R. Steps to take in an emergency Rear passengers' seat belt reminder lights (warning buzzer)

Warn the rear passengers to fasten their seat belts

Fasten the seat belt.

Tire pressure warning light

When the light comes on: Low tire inflation pressure such as

  • Natural causes
  • Flat tire

Adjust the tire inflation pressure to the specified level.

The light will turn off after a few minutes. In case the light does not turn off even if the tire inflation pressure is adjusted, have the system checked by your Toyota dealer.

When the light comes on after blinking for 1 minute: Malfunction in the tire pressure warning system

Have the system checked by your Toyota dealer.

High engine coolant temperature warning light (warning buzzer)

Indicates that the engine coolant temperature is too high

Brake Override System

Indicates that the accelerator and brake pedals are being depressed simultaneously, and the Brake Override System is operating.

Release the accelerator pedal and depress the brake pedal.

Indicates a malfunction in the Brake Override System (with warning buzzer)

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

Drive-Start Control Indicates that the shift position was changed and Drive- Start Control was operated while depressing the accelerator pedal.

Momentarily release the accelerator pedal.

Indicates a malfunction in the Drive-Start Control system (with warning buzzer)

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

*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: 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 (vehicles without smart key system) or IGNITION ON mode (vehicles with smart key system), the buzzer sounds for 6 seconds. If the vehicle reaches a speed of 12 mph (20 km/h), the buzzer sounds once. If the seat belt is still unfastened after 24 seconds, the buzzer will sound intermittently for 6 seconds. Then, if the seat belt is still unfastened, the buzzer will sound in a different tone for 90 more seconds.
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. The buzzer sounds once if the vehicle reaches a speed of 12 mph (20 km/h). If the seat belt is still unfastened after 24 seconds, the buzzer will sound intermittently for 6 seconds. Then, if the seat belt is still unfastened, the buzzer will sound in a different tone for 90 more seconds.

Rear passengers' seat belt warning buzzer: The rear passengers' seat belt warning buzzer sounds to alert the rear passengers that his or her seat belt is not fastened. If the vehicle reaches a speed of 12 mph (20 km/h), the buzzer will sound intermittently for 6 seconds.

Then, if the seat belt is still unfastened, the buzzer will sound in a different tone for 24 more seconds.

■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, "AIR BAG ON" indicator light, "AIR BAG OFF" indicator light, front passenger's seat belt buckle switch, seat belt pretensioners, airbags, interconnecting wiring and power sources.

■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.

■If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on while driving For some models, the malfunction indicator lamp will come on if the fuel tank becomes completely empty. If the fuel tank is empty, refuel the vehicle immediately.

The malfunction indicator lamp will go off after several trips.

If the malfunction indicator lamp does not go off, contact your Toyota dealer.

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

  • If luggage is placed on the front passenger seat, the front passenger detection sensor may cause the warning light to flash and the warning buzzer to sound even if a passenger is not sitting in the seat.
  • If a cushion is placed on the seat, the sensor may not detect a passenger, and the warning light may not operate properly.

■Warning light operations for unfastened rear passenger seat belts

  • When opening and closing the rear door, the warning light comes on for approximately 34 seconds.
  • When any of the rear seat belts are unfastened, the warning light comes on.

    When the rear doors are opened and closed while the warning light is on, the warning light will turn off after approximately 34 seconds.

■When the tire pressure warning light comes on Inspect the appearance of the tire to check that the tire is not punctured.

If the tire is punctured.

If the tire is not punctured: Carry out the following procedure after the tire temperature has lowered sufficiently.

  • Check the tire inflation pressure and adjust to the appropriate level.
  • If the warning light does not go out even after several minutes, check that the tire inflation pressure is at the specified level and carry out initialization.

The warning light may come on again if the above operations are conducted without first allowing the tire temperature to lower sufficiently.

■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.

■Conditions that the tire pressure warning system may not function properly

■If the tire pressure warning light frequently comes on after blinking for 1 minute If the tire pressure warning light frequently comes on after blinking for 1 minute when the engine switch is turned to the "ON" position (vehicles without smart key system) or IGNITION ON mode (vehicles with smart key system), have it checked by your Toyota dealer.

■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.

  • Stop your vehicle in a safe place as soon as possible. Adjust the tire inflation pressure immediately.
  • If the tire pressure warning light comes on even after tire inflation pressure adjustment, it is probable that you have a flat tire. Check the tires.

    If a tire is flat, change it with the spare tire and have the flat tire repaired by the nearest Toyota dealer.

  • Avoid abrupt maneuvering and braking. If the vehicle tires deteriorate, you could lose control of the steering wheel or the brakes.

■If a blowout or sudden air leakage should occur The tire pressure warning system may not activate immediately.

 

WARNING

■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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