Toyota Camry: Starting the engine - If the electronic key does not operate properly (vehicles with a smart key 
system) - Steps to take in an emergency - When trouble arises - Toyota Camry Owners ManualToyota Camry: Starting the engine

  1. Ensure that the shift lever is in P and firmly depress the brake pedal.

Touch the Toyota emblem side of

Touch the Toyota emblem side of the electronic key to the “ENGINE START STOP” switch.

The “ENGINE START STOP” switch will turn to IGNITION ON mode.

When the smart key system is deactivated in customization setting, the “ENGINE START STOP” switch will turn to ACCESSORY mode.

Modes can be changed by pressing the “ENGINE START STOP” switch with brake pedal released. (The mode changes each time the switch is pressed.)

  1. Firmly depress the brake pedal and check that the smart key system indicator light (green) turns on.
  2. Press the “ENGINE START STOP” switch.
    In the event that the “ENGINE START STOP” switch still cannot be operated, contact your Toyota dealer.

■Stopping the engine

Shift the shift lever to P and press the “ENGINE START STOP” switch as you normally do when stopping the engine.

■Replacing the key battery

As the above procedure is a temporary measure, it is recommended that the electronic key battery be replaced immediately when the battery is depleted.

■If the doors cannot be locked or unlocked by the smart key system

Lock and unlock the doors by the mechanical key or wireless remote control.

■When the electronic key does not work properly

●Make sure that the smart key system has not been deactivated in the customization setting. If it is off, turn the function on.
(Customizable features)
●Check if battery-saving mode is set. If it is set, cancel the function.

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