Rear view monitor system

The rear view monitor assists the driver by displaying an image of the area behind the vehicle while reversing. The image is displayed in reverse on the screen. This reversed image is a similar image to the one on the inside rear view mirror.

The rear view image is displayed when the shift lever is in the R position.

The rear view image is displayed when the shift lever is in the R position.

If the shift lever is shifted out of R, the screen returns to the pre- vious one.

1. Accessory meter (vehicles without navigation system) or touch screen (vehicles with navigation system)

The rear view monitor can be operated when

The “ENGINE START STOP” switch is in IGNITION ON mode.

Displayed area

The area covered by the camera is limited.

The area covered by the camera is limited.

Objects which that are close to either corner of the bumper or under the bumper cannot be seen on the screen.

The area displayed on the screen may vary depending on vehicle orientation or road conditions.

Rear view monitor camera

The rear view monitor camera is located on the back door as shown in the illustration.

The rear view monitor camera is located on the back door as shown in the illustration. The camera uses a special lens. The distance of the image that appears on the screen differs from the actual distance.

In the following cases, it may be difficult to see images on the screen even when the sys- tem is functioning correctly:

• The vehicle is in a dark area, such as at night.

• The temperature near the lens is extremely high or low.

• Water droplets are on the camera lens or humidity is high, such as when it rains.

• Foreign matter, such as snow and mud, adheres to the camera lens.

• The camera has scratches or dirt on it.

• The sun or headlights are shining directly into the camera lens.

When the back door is open

The screen cannot be used because a message is displayed.

When backing up the vehicle, make sure the back door is securely closed.

Smear effect

If a bright light, such as sunlight reflected off the vehicle body, is picked

If a bright light, such as sunlight reflected off the vehicle body, is picked up by the camera, a smear effect* characteristic to the camera may occur.

*: Smear effect occurs when a bright light is picked up by the camera; when transmitted by the cam- A phenomenon that occurs when a bright light is picked up by the camera; when transmitted by the cam- era, the light source appears to have a ver- tical streak above and below it.

Flicker effect

When the camera is used under fluorescent lights, sodium lights, mercury lights etc., the lights and the illuminated areas may appear to flicker.

CAUTION

When using the rear view monitor system

Observe the following precautions to avoid an accident that could result in death or serious injuries:

• Never depend solely on the monitor system when reversing.

• Always check visually and with the mirrors to confirm your intended path is clear.

• Depicted distances between objects and flat surfaces differ from actual dis- tances.

CAUTION

Conditions which may affect the rear view monitor system

• If the back of the vehicle has been hit, the camera’s position and mounting angle may have changed. Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer.

• As the camera has a water proof construction, do not detach, disassemble or modify it. This may cause incorrect operation.

• Rapid temperature changes, such as when hot water is poured on the vehicle in cold weather, may cause the system to function abnormally.

• If the camera lens is dirty, it cannot transmit a clear image. Rinse with water and wipe with a soft cloth. If the camera lens is extremely dirty, wash with a mild cleanser and rinse.

• Do not strongly rub the camera lens. If the camera lens is scratched, it cannot transmit a clear image.

• Do not allow organic solvent, car wax, window cleaner or glass coat to adhere to the camera. If this happens, wipe it off as soon as possible.

• The displayed image may be darker and moving images may be slightly distorted when the system is cold.

• Situations unsuitable for rear view monitor • On icy or slick road surfaces, or in snow.

• When using tire chains or emergency tires.

• On roads that are not flat or straight, such as curves or slopes.

• When traveling on a sloping road, the area displayed on the screen may change.

• If the tires are changed, the area displayed on the screen may change.

• When washing the vehicle, do not apply intensive bursts of water to the camera or camera area. Doing so may result in the camera malfunctioning.

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