Maintenance data (fuel, oil level, etc.)

Dimensions and weight

*1: Unladen vehicles.

*1: Unladen vehicles.
*2: Vehicles without roof antenna and roof rails.
*3: Vehicles with roof antenna but without electronically modulated air suspension.
*4: Vehicles with roof rails but without electronically modulated air suspension.
*5: Vehicles with roof antenna and electronically modulated air suspension.
*6: Vehicles with roof rails and electronically modulated air suspension.
*7: AWD models with towing package.

Vehicle identification

Vehicle identification number

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is the legal identifier for your
vehicle. This is the primary identification number for your Lexus. It is used
in registering the ownership of your vehicle.

This number is stamped on the top left of the instrument panel. On some

This number is stamped on the top left of the instrument panel. On some models,
this number is also stamped under the front passenger seat.

This number is also on the Certification

This number is also on the Certification

Engine number and electric motor (traction motor) number

The numbers are stamped on the

The numbers are stamped on the
locations shown in the illustration.




Electric motor (Traction motor)

Electric motor (Traction motor)

- Front

- Rear (AWD models)

- Rear (AWD models)

Hybrid battery (Traction battery)

Hybrid battery (Traction battery)

Lubrication system

Lubrication system

Engine oil selection

Engine oil selection

“Toyota Genuine Motor Oil” is used in your Lexus vehicle. Use Lexus
approved “Toyota Genuine Motor Oil” or equivalent to satisfy the following
grade and viscosity.
Oil grade: ILSAC multigrade engine oil.
Recommended viscosity: SAE 0W-20.

SAE 0W-20 is the best choice for

SAE 0W-20 is the best choice for
good fuel economy and good
starting in cold weather.
If SAE 0W-20 is not available,
SAE 5W-20 oil may be used.
However, it must be replaced with
SAE 0W-20 at the next oil

The 0W portion of the oil viscosity rating indicates the characteristic of the oil
which allows cold startability. Oils with a lower value before the W allow for easier
starting of the engine in cold weather.
The 20 in 0W-20 indicates the oil viscosity when the oil is at its operating temperature.
An oil with a higher viscosity may be better suited if the vehicle is operated
at high speeds, or under extreme load conditions.

How to read oil container label:
The ILSAC (International Lubricant Standardization and Approval
Committee) Certification Mark is added to some oil containers to help
you select the oil you should use.

Cooling system

Cooling system

*: With towing package.

*: With towing package.

Ignition system


Iridium-tipped spark plugs
Use only iridium-tipped spark plugs. Do not adjust the spark plug gap.

Electrical system

Hybrid Transaxle

Hybrid Transaxle

*: The fluid capacity is a reference quantity. If replacement is necessary,

*: The fluid capacity is a reference quantity. If replacement is necessary, contact
your Lexus dealer.

Transmission fluid type
Using transmission fluid other than “Toyota Genuine ATF WS” may cause ultimately
damage to the vehicle’s transmission.


*1: Minimum pedal clearance when depressed with a force of 112 lbf (500 N, 51

*1: Minimum pedal clearance when depressed with a force of 112 lbf (500 N, 51
kgf) while the hybrid system is operating.
*2: Parking brake pedal travel when depressed with a force of 67.4 lbf (300 N,
30.6 kgf).


Tires and wheels

Tires and wheels

- Type A.

- Type B.

- Type B.

- Type C.

- Type C.

- Type D.

- Type D.

Light bulbs

Light bulbs

A: HB3 halogen bulbs.

A: HB3 halogen bulbs.
B: D4S discharge bulbs.
C: Wedge base bulbs (clear).
D: Wedge base bulbs (amber).
E: H11 halogen bulbs.

Fuel information

Your vehicle must use only unleaded gasoline.
Premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 (Research Octane
Number 96) or higher required for optimum engine performance. If 91
octane cannot be obtained, you may use unleaded gasoline with an octane
rating as low as 87 (Research Octane Number 91). Use of unleaded gasoline
with an octane rating lower than 91 may result in engine knocking. Persistent
knocking can lead to engine damage and should be corrected by
refueling with higher octane unleaded gasoline.

At minimum, the gasoline you use should meet the specifications of
ASTM D4814 in the U.S.A. and CGSB3.5-M93 in Canada.

Fuel tank opening for unleaded gasoline

To help prevent incorrect fueling, your Lexus has a fuel tank opening that only
accommodates the special nozzle on unleaded fuel pumps.

If your engine knocks

l Consult your Lexus dealer.
You may occasionally notice light knocking for a short time while accelerating
or driving uphill. This is normal and there is no need for concern.

Gasoline quality

In very few cases, driveability problems may be caused by the brand of gasoline you
are using. If driveability problems persist, try changing the brand of gasoline. If this
does not correct the problem, consult your Lexus dealer.

Gasoline quality standards

Automotive manufacturers in the US, Europe and Japan have developed a
specification for fuel quality called the World-Wide Fuel Charter (WWFC) that
is expected to be applied worldwide.
The WWFC consists of four categories that are based on required emission
levels. In the US, category 4 has been adopted.
The WWFC improves air quality by lowering emissions in vehicle fleets, and
customer satisfaction through better performance.

Lexus recommends the use of gasoline containing detergent additives

Lexus recommends the use of gasoline that contains detergent additives to
avoid build-up of engine deposits.
All gasoline sold in the US contains detergent additives to clean and/or keep
clean intake systems.

Lexus recommends the use of cleaner burning gasoline

Cleaner burning gasoline, including reformulated gasoline that contains oxygenates
such as ethanol or MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) is available in many
Lexus recommends the use of cleaner burning gasoline and appropriately blended
reformulated gasoline. These types of gasoline provide excellent vehicle performance,
reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.

Lexus does not recommend blended gasoline

Lexus allows the use of oxygenate blended gasoline where the oxygenate content
is up to 10% ethanol or 15% MTBE.
If you use gasohol in your Lexus, be sure that it has an octane rating no lower
than 87.
Lexus DOES NOT recommend the use of gasoline containing methanol.

Lexus does not recommend gasoline containing MMT

Some gasoline contains octane enhancing additive called MMT (Methylcyclopentadienyl
Manganese Tricarbonyl).
Lexus DOES NOT recommend the use of gasoline that contains MMT. If fuel containing
MMT is used, your emission control system may be adversely affected.
The malfunction indicator lamp on the instrument cluster may come on. If this happens,
contact your Lexus dealer for service.

Notice on fuel quality
Do not use improper fuels. If improper fuels are used the engine will be damaged.
Do not use leaded gasoline.
Leaded gasoline can cause damage to your vehicle’s three-way catalytic converters
causing the emission control system to malfunction.
Do not use gasohol other than that stated here.
Other gasohol may cause fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems.
Using unleaded gasoline with an octane number or rating lower than that stated
here will cause persistent heavy knocking.
At worst, this will lead to engine damage.
Fuel-related poor driveability
If after using a different type of fuel, poor driveability is encountered (poor hot starting,
vaporization, engine knocking, etc.), discontinue the use of that type of fuel.
When refueling with gasohol
Take care not to spill gasohol. It can damage your vehicle's paint.

Tire information

Typical tire symbols

- Standard tire.

- Compact spare tire.

- Compact spare tire.

1. Tire size .

1. Tire size .
2. DOT and Tire Identification Number (TIN).
3. Location of treadwear indicators.
4. Tire ply composition and materials.
Plies are layers of rubber-coated parallel cords. Cords are the strands
which form the plies in a tire.
5. Radial tires or bias-ply tires.
A radial tire has “RADIAL” on the sidewall. A tire not marked “RADIAL” is
a bias-ply tire.
A tubeless tire does not have a tube and air is directly put into the tire. A
tube type tire has a tube inside the tire and the tube maintains the air pressure.
7. Load limit at maximum cold tire inflation pressure.
8. Maximum cold tire inflation pressure.
This means the pressure to which a tire may be inflated.
9. Uniform tire quality grading.
For details, see “Uniform tire quality grading” that follows.
10. Summer tire or all season tire.
An all season tire has “M+S” on the sidewall. A tire not marked “M+S” is a
summer tire.
A compact spare tire is identified by the phrase “TEMPORARY USE
ONLY” molded on its sidewall. This tire is designed for temporary emergency
use only.

Typical DOT and tire identification number (TIN)

1. DOT symbol*

1. DOT symbol*
2. Tire Identification Number (TIN)
3. Tire manufacturer's identification
4. Tire size code
5. Manufacturer's optional tire
type code (3 or 4 letters).
6. Manufacturing week.
7. Manufacturing year.
*: The DOT symbol certifies that
the tire conforms to applicable
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety

Tire size

Typical tire size information

The illustration indicates typical

The illustration indicates typical
tire size.
1. Tire use
(P = Passenger car,
T = Temporary use).
2. Section width (millimeters).
3. Aspect ratio
(tire height to section width).
4. Tire construction code
(R = Radial, D = Diagonal).
5. Wheel diameter (inches).
6. Load index (2 digits or 3 digits).
7. Speed symbol
(alphabet with one letter).

Tire dimensions

1. Section width.

1. Section width.
2. Tire height.
3. Wheel diameter.

Tire section names

1. Bead.

1. Bead.
2. Sidewall.
3. Shoulder.
4. Tread.
5. Belt.
6. Inner liner.
7. Reinforcing rubber.
8. Carcass.
9. Rim lines.
10. Bead wires.
11. Chafer.

Uniform Tire Quality Grading

This information has been prepared in accordance with regulations
issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the U.S.
Department of Transportation.
It provides the purchasers and/or prospective purchasers of Lexus vehicles
with information on uniform tire quality grading.
Your Lexus dealer will help answer any questions you may have as you read
this information.

DOT quality grades

All passenger vehicle tires must conform to Federal Safety Requirements
in addition to these grades. Quality grades can be found where
applicable on the tire sidewall between the tread shoulder and maximum
section width.
For example: Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A


The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of
the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government
test course.
For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and a half (1 - 1/2) times as
well on the government course as a tire graded 100.
The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of
their use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations
in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics
and climate.

Traction AA, A, B, C

The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B and C, and
they represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measured
under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of
asphalt and concrete.
A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
Warning: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on braking
(straight ahead) traction tests and does not include cornering (turning) traction.

Temperature A, B, C

The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing
the tire's resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate
heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor
laboratory test wheel.
Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate
and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure.
The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car
tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109.
Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory
test wheel than the minimum required by law.
Warning: The temperature grades for this tire are established for a tire that
is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in
combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.

Glossary of tire terminology

*:Table 1 Occupant loading and distribution for vehicle normal load for

*:Table 1 Occupant loading and distribution for vehicle normal load for
various designated seating capacities


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