Toyota Camry: Emergency start function (vehicles with a smart key system) - If the engine will not start - Steps to take in an emergency - When trouble arises - Toyota Camry Owners ManualToyota Camry: Emergency start function (vehicles with a smart key system)

When the engine does not start, the following steps can be used as an interim measure to start the engine if the “ENGINE START STOP” switch is functioning normally:

  1. Set the parking brake.
  2. Shift the shift lever to P.
  3. Set the “ENGINE START STOP” switch to ACCESSORY mode.
  4. Press and hold the “ENGINE START STOP” switch for about 15 seconds while depressing the brake pedal firmly.

Even if the engine can be started using the above steps, the system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.

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