Adjustable components (seats, mirrors, steering wheel)

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Front seats

1. Seat position adjustment switch.

1. Seat position adjustment switch.
2. Seatback angle adjustment switch.
3. Seat cushion (front) angle adjustment switch.
4. Vertical height adjustment switch.
5. Lumbar support adjustment switch.
6. Seat cushion length adjustment switch (if equipped).

Flattening the front seatbacks

Before flattening the front seatbacks

Slide the rear seats as far back as possible.

Flattening the front seatbacks

Move the front seat forward, raise

Move the front seat forward, raise
the seat, and remove the head
restraint.
After returning the seat to its original
position, make sure to replace
the head restraint.

Move the seatback angle adjustment

Move the seatback angle adjustment
switch backward to flatten
the seatback.

Power easy access system (vehicles with driving position memory)

When the driver enters and exits the vehicle, the driver's seat and steering
wheel will automatically perform the following operations:

Exiting the vehicle: When all of the

Exiting the vehicle: When all of the
following actions have been performed,
the steering wheel will
move up and back to the point farthest
away from the driver and the
seat will move backward (auto
away function):
• The shift lever has been shifted to P.
• The “POWER” switch has been
turned off.
• The driver seat belt has been
unfastened.
Entering the vehicle: When either
of the following actions has been
performed, the steering wheel will
move toward the driver and seat
will move forward (auto return
function):
• The “POWER” switch has been
turned to ACCESSORY mode.
• The driver seat belt has been fastened.

Active head restraints

When the occupant’s lower back

When the occupant’s lower back
presses against the seatback during
a rear-end collision, the head
restraint moves slightly forward
and upward to help reduce the risk
of whiplash to the seat occupant.

The auto away function for exiting the driver seat

If the seat is already close to the rearmost position, the auto away function may not
operate when the driver exits the vehicle.

Active head restraints

Even small forces applied to the seatback may cause the head restraint to move.
Pushing up a locked head restraint forcibly may appear the head restraint inner
structure. These do not indicate problems.

Customization

Customization

The distance that the driver’s seat moves backward during the auto away function
can be changed.

CAUTION:
Seat adjustment
To reduce the risk of sliding under the lap belt during a collision, do not recline the
seat more than necessary.
If the seat is too reclined, the lap belt may slide past the hips and apply restraint
forces directly to the abdomen, or your neck may contact the shoulder belt,
increasing the risk of death or serious injury in the event of an accident.
Adjustments should not be made while driving as the seat may unexpectedly
move and cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
While driving
Do not allow passengers to ride on the flattened seat.

Rear seats

1. Seat position adjustment lever.

1. Seat position adjustment lever.
2. Seatback angle adjustment lever.

Folding down the rear seatbacks

Before folding down the rear seatbacks

Stow all the head restraints and the

Stow all the head restraints and the
rear center seat belt buckle.

Stow the seat belts inside the rear

Stow the seat belts inside the rear
seat side pockets.

Folding down the rear seatbacks

- From inside.

Pull the seatback angle adjustment

Pull the seatback angle adjustment
lever.
To return the rear seatbacks to
their original positions, lift them up
until they lock.

- From outside

Pull the levers.

Pull the levers.
Left side lever: Folds down the
left side rear seat.
Right side lever: Folds down the
right side and
center rear seats.
To return the rear seatbacks to
their original positions, lift them up
until they lock.

Folding down the rear center seatback

Pull the center seatback lever

Pull the center seatback lever
behind the seatback and fold the
seatback down.
To return the rear center seatback
to its original position, lift it up until
it locks.

CAUTION:
When folding the rear seatbacks down
Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may result in death or serious
injury.
Do not fold the seatbacks down while driving.
Do not fold seatbacks down while passengers are seated or luggage is placed on
the seats.
Stop the vehicle on level ground, set the parking brake and shift the shift lever to
P.
After folding the seatback, lightly move the seat back and forth to lock it in place.
Do not allow anyone to sit on a folded seatback or in the luggage compartment
while driving.
Do not allow children to enter the luggage compartment.
Seat adjustment
To reduce the risk of sliding under the lap belt during a collision, do not recline the
seat more than necessary.
If the seat is too reclined, the lap belt may slide past the hips and apply restraint
forces directly to the abdomen, or your neck may contact the shoulder belt,
increasing the risk of death or serious injury in the event of an accident.
Adjustments should not be made while driving as the seat may unexpectedly
move and cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

CAUTION:
After returning the rear seatback to the upright position
Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may result in death or serious
injury.
Make sure the seatback is securely locked by pushing it forward and rearward on
the top.
Check that the seat belts are not twisted or caught in the seatback.

NOTICE:
Stowing the center seat belt buckle
Before folding down the rear seatbacks, stow the center seat belt buckle to prevent
it from becoming caught in the seatbacks.

Driving position memory

Your preferred driving position (the position of the driver's seat, steering
wheel and outside rear view mirrors) can be memorized and recalled with
the touch of a button. It is also possible to set this function to activate automatically
when the doors are unlocked.
Three different driving positions can be entered into memory.

Entering a position to memory

1. Turn the “POWER” switch to ON mode.
2. Adjust the driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside rear view
mirrors to the desired positions.

3. Press the “SET” button, then

3. Press the “SET” button, then
within 3 seconds press button
“1”, “2” or “3” until the signal
beeps.
If the selected button has
already been preset, the previously
recorded position will be
overwritten.

Recalling the memorized position

1. Check that the shift lever is set in P.
2. Turn the “POWER” switch to ON mode.

3. Press button “1”, “2” or “3” until

3. Press button “1”, “2” or “3” until
the signal beeps to recall the
desired position.

Linking driving position memory with door unlock operation

Record your driving position to button “1”, “2” or “3” before performing
the following:
Carry only the key (including the card key) to which you want to link the
driving position. If 2 or more keys are in the vehicle, the driving position
cannot be linked properly.
1. Shift the shift lever to P and close the driver's door. Turn the
“POWER” switch to ON mode.

2. Press the desired button (“1”, “2” or

2. Press the desired button (“1”, “2” or
“3”) to recall the position. Then,
while keep pressing the button,
press the driver's door lock
switches (either lock or unlock)
until the signal beeps.
The driving position is recalled
when the driver's door is unlocked
using the entry function or wireless
remote control and the driver's
door is opened.

Operating the driving position memory after turning the “POWER” switch off

Memorized positions (except for the steering wheel position) can be activated up
to 180 seconds after the driver’s door is opened and another 60 seconds after it is
closed again, even after turning the “POWER” switch off.

Canceling the linked door unlock operation

1. Turn the “POWER” switch to ON mode and close the driver's door.
2. While pressing the “SET” button, press the driver’s door lock switches
(either lock or unlock) until the signal beeps.

Stopping seat position operation part-way through

Perform any of the following operations:
Press the “SET” button.
Press button “1”, “2” or “3”.
Adjust the seat using the switches (only cancels seat position recall).
Adjust the steering wheel using the tilt and telescopic steering control switch
(only cancels steering wheel position recall).

Correct seat position

When the seat is in the most forward or most backward position, and the seat is
being moved in those directions, the system may not correctly recognize the current
position and the memorized position will not be correctly recalled.

When the power easy access system is activated

If a seat position is memorized, the driver seat will move back the set distance
from that memorized position.

CAUTION:
Seat adjustment caution
Take care during seat adjustment so that the seat does not strike the rear passenger
or squeeze your body against the steering wheel.

Head restraints

Head restraints are provided for all seats.

1. Up.

1. Up.
Pull the head restraints up.
2. Down.
Push the head restraint down
while pressing the lock release
button.

Removing the head restraints

Pull the head restraint up while pressing the

Pull the head restraint up while pressing the
lock release button.

Installing the head restraints

Align the head restraint with the installation

Align the head restraint with the installation
holes and push it down to the lock position.
Press and hold the lock release button when
lowering the head restraint.

Adjusting the height of the head restraints (front seats)

Make sure that the head restraints are

Make sure that the head restraints are
adjusted so that the center of the head
restraint is closest to the top of your ears.

Adjusting the rear seat head restraints

Always raise the head restraints to the uppermost lock position during use.

CAUTION:
Head restraint precautions
Observe the following precautions regarding the head restraints. Failure to do so
may result in death or serious injury.
Use the head restraints designed for each respective seat.
Adjust the head restraints to the correct position at all times.
After adjusting the head restraints, push down on them and make sure they are
locked in position.
Do not drive with the head restraints removed.

Seat belts

Make sure that all occupants are wearing their seat belts before driving the
vehicle.

Correct use of the seat belts

Extend the shoulder belt so

Extend the shoulder belt so
that it comes fully over the
shoulder, but does not come
into contact with the neck or
slide off the shoulder.
Position the lap belt as low as
possible over the hips.
Adjust the position of the
seatback. Sit up straight and
well back in the seat.
Do not twist the seat belt.

Fastening and releasing the seat belt

1. To fasten the seat belt, push

1. To fasten the seat belt, push
the plate into the buckle until
a click sound is heard.
2. To release the seat belt, press
the release button.

Adjusting the seat belt shoulder anchor height (front seats)

1. Push the seat belt shoulder

1. Push the seat belt shoulder
anchor down while pressing
the release button.
2. Push the seat belt shoulder
anchor up.
Move the height adjuster up and
down as needed until you hear a
click.

Seat belt comfort guide (outside rear seats)

If the shoulder belt sits close to a person's neck, use the seat belt comfort
guide.

Pull the comfort guide from the

Pull the comfort guide from the
pocket.

Slide the belt past the slot of the

Slide the belt past the slot of the
guide.
The elastic cord must be behind
the seat belt.

Buckle the seat belt and position it

Buckle the seat belt and position it
comfortably.

Seat belt pretensioners (front and outside rear seats)

The pretensioner helps the seat

The pretensioner helps the seat
belt to quickly restrain the occupant
by retracting the seat belt
when the vehicle is subjected to
certain types of severe frontal collision.
The pretensioner may not activate
in the event of a minor frontal
impact, a side impact or a rear
impact.

Pre-collision seat belts (front seats of vehicles with a pre-collision system)

If the pre-collision sensor detects that a collision is unavoidable, the precollision
system will retract the seat belt, thus enhancing the effectiveness
of the seat belt pretensioner in a crash.
The same will happen if the driver makes an emergency braking or loses control
of the vehicle.

Emergency locking retractor (ELR)

The retractor will lock the belt during a sudden stop or on impact. It may also lock if
you lean forward too quickly. To allow the belt to extend, retract the belt and then
pull it slowly.

Automatic locking retractor (ALR)

When a passenger's shoulder belt is completely extended and then retracted even
slightly, the belt is locked in that position and cannot be extended. This feature is
used to hold the child restraint system (CRS) firmly. To free the belt again, press the
buckle release button and fully retract the seat belt.

Pregnant women

Obtain medical advice and wear the seat belt

Obtain medical advice and wear the seat belt
in the proper way.
Women who are pregnant should position
the lap belt as low as possible over the hips in
the same manner as other occupants. Extend
the shoulder belt completely over the shoulder
and position the belt across the chest.
Avoid belt contact over the round part of the
abdominal area.
If the seat belt is not worn properly, not only
the pregnant woman, but also the fetus could
suffer death or serious injury as a result of
sudden braking or a collision.

People suffering illness

Obtain medical advice and wear the seat belt in the proper way.

Child seat belt usage

The seat belts of your vehicle were principally designed for persons of adult size.
Use a child restraint system appropriate for the child, until the child becomes
large enough to properly wear the vehicle's seat belt.
When the child becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicle's seat belt,
follow the instructions on P. 91 regarding seat belt usage.

Replacing the belt after the pretensioner has been activated

If the vehicle is involved in multiple collisions, the pretensioner will activate for the
first collision, but will not activate for the second or subsequent collisions.

Seat belt extender

If your seat belts cannot be fastened securely

If your seat belts cannot be fastened securely
because they are not long enough, a personalized
seat belt extender is available from
your Lexus dealer free of charge.

CAUTION:
Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of injury in the event of sudden
braking, sudden swerving or an accident.
Failing to do so may cause death or serious injury.
Wearing a seat belt
Ensure that all passengers wear a seat belt.
Always wear a seat belt properly.
Each seat belt should be used by one person only. Do not use a seat belt for more
than one person at once, including children.
Lexus recommends that children be seated in the rear seat and always use a seat
belt and/or an appropriate child restraint system.
To achieve a proper seating position, do not recline the seat more than necessary.
The seat belt is most effective when the occupants are sitting up straight and well
back in the seats.
Do not wear the shoulder belt under your arm.
Always wear your seat belt low and snug across your hips.
Adjustable shoulder anchor
Always make sure the shoulder belt is positioned across the center of your shoulder.
The belt should be kept away from your neck, but not falling off your shoulder.
Failure to do so could reduce the amount of protection in an accident and cause
death or serious injuries in the event of a sudden stop, sudden swerve or accident.
Seat belt pretensioners
Do not place anything, such as a cushion, on the front passenger's seat. Doing so
will disperse the passenger's weight, which prevents the sensor from detecting
the passenger's weight properly. As a result, the seat belt pretensioner for the
front passenger's seat may not activate in the event of a collision.
If the pretensioner has activated, the SRS warning light will come on. In that case,
the seat belt cannot be used again and must be replaced at your Lexus dealer.

CAUTION:
Child restraint lock function belt precaution
Do not allow children to play with the child restraint lock function belt. If the belt
becomes twisted around a child’s neck, it will not be possible to pull the belt out
leading to choking or other serious injuries that could result in death.
If this occurs and the buckle cannot be unfastened, scissors should be used to cut
the belt.
Seat belt damage and wear
Do not damage the seat belts by allowing the belt, plate, or buckle to be jammed
in the door.
Inspect the seat belt system periodically. Check for cuts, fraying, and loose parts.
Do not use a damaged seat belt until it is replaced. Damaged seat belts cannot
protect an occupant from death or serious injury.
Ensure that the belt and tab are locked and the belt is not twisted.
If the seat belt does not function correctly, immediately contact your Lexus
dealer.
Replace the seat assembly, including the belts, if your vehicle has been involved in
a serious accident, even if there is no obvious damage.
Do not attempt to install, remove, modify, disassemble or dispose of the seat belts.
Have any necessary repairs carried out by your Lexus dealer. Inappropriate handling
of the pretensioner may prevent it from operating properly, resulting in
death or serious injury.
Using a seat belt comfort guide
Failure to observe the following precautions could reduce the effectiveness of the
seat belt in an accident, causing death or serious injury.
Make sure the belt is not twisted and that it lies flat. The elastic cord must be
behind the belt and the guide must be on the front.
To reduce the chance of injury in case of a sudden stop, sudden swerve or accident
while driving, remove and store the comfort guide in its pocket when it is not
in use.
Always make sure the shoulder belt is positioned across the center of the shoulder.
The belt should be kept away from the neck, and should not fall off the shoulder.

CAUTION:
Using a seat belt extender
Do not wear the seat belt extender if you can fasten the seat belt without the
extender.
Do not use the seat belt extender when installing a child restraint system because
the belt will not securely hold the child restraint system, increasing the risk of
death or serious injury in the event of an accident.
The personalized extender may not be safe on another vehicle, when used by
another person, or at a different seating position other than the one originally
intended.

NOTICE:
When using a seat belt extender
When releasing the seat belt, press on the buckle release button on the extender,
not on the seat belt.
This helps prevent damage to the vehicle interior and the extender itself.

Steering wheel

The steering wheel can be adjusted to a comfortable position.

Operating the switch moves the steering wheel in the following directions:

1. Up.

1. Up.
2. Down.
3. Away from the driver.
4. Toward the driver.

Auto tilt away

When the “POWER” switch is

When the “POWER” switch is
turned off, the steering wheel
returns to its stowed position by
moving up and away to enable
easier driver entry and exit.
Turning the “POWER” switch to
ACCESSORY or ON mode will
return the steering wheel to the
original position.

The steering wheel can be adjusted when

The “POWER” switch is in ACCESSORY or ON mode*.
*: Vehicles with driving position memory: If the driver's seat belt is fastened, the
steering wheel can be adjusted regardless of “POWER” switch mode.

Automatic adjustment of the steering position (vehicles with driving position
memory)

A desired steering position can be entered to memory and recalled automatically
by the driving position memory.

Notes for the auto tilt away function (vehicles with driving position memory)

The auto tilt away function can only operate when the “POWER” switch has been
turned off, the driver seat belt has been unfastened and the driver’s seat movement
is in a setting other than off.
When the driver fastens the seat belt again, the steering wheel will return to the
original position.

CAUTION:
Caution while driving
Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving.
Doing so may cause the driver to mishandle the vehicle and cause an accident,
resulting in death or serious injury.

Anti-glare inside rear view mirror

In automatic mode, sensors are used to detect the headlights of vehicles
behind and the reflected light is automatically reduced.

Turns automatic mode on/off

Turns automatic mode on/off
The indicator comes on when
automatic mode is turned on.
The mirror will revert to automatic
mode each time the
“POWER” switch is turned to
ON mode.

To prevent sensor error

To ensure that the sensors operate properly,

To ensure that the sensors operate properly,
do not touch or cover them.

CAUTION:
Caution while driving
Do not adjust the position of the mirror while driving.
Doing so may lead to mishandling of the vehicle and cause an accident, resulting in
death or serious injury.

Outside rear view mirrors

Mirror angle can be adjusted using the switch.

To select a mirror to adjust,

To select a mirror to adjust,
press the switch.
1. Left.
2. Right.
Pressing the same switch again
will put the switch in neutral.

To adjust the mirror, press the

To adjust the mirror, press the
switch.
1. Up.
2. Right.
3. Down.
4. Left.

Manually folding and extending the mirrors

Push the mirror back in the direction

Push the mirror back in the direction
of the vehicle's rear.

Automatically folding and extending the mirrors (if equipped)

Using the switch

Press the switch to fold the mirrors.

Press the switch to fold the mirrors.
Press it again to return them.

Setting automatic mode

Automatic mode allows the folding

Automatic mode allows the folding
or extending of the mirrors to be
linked to locking/unlocking of the
doors.
Press the “AUTO” button to set
automatic mode.
The indicator will come on.

Mirror angle can be adjusted when

The “POWER” switch is in ACCESSORY or ON mode.

Linked mirror function when reversing

The right and left outside rear view mirrors will automatically angle downwards
when the vehicle is reversing in order to give a better view of the ground. This function
only operates when either the “L” or “R” mirror select button is selected.

When the mirrors are fogged up

Turn on the mirror defoggers to defog the mirrors.

Automatic adjustment of the mirror angle (vehicles with driving position memory)

A desired mirror face angle can be entered to memory and recalled automatically
by the driving position memory.

Auto anti-glare function (if equipped)

When the anti-glare inside rear view mirror is set to automatic mode, the outside
rear view mirrors will activate in conjunction with the anti-glare inside rear view mirror
to reduce reflected light.

CAUTION:
When driving the vehicle
Observe the following precautions while driving.
Failing to do so may result in loss of control of the vehicle and cause an accident,
resulting in death or serious injury.
Do not adjust the mirrors while driving.
Do not drive with the mirrors folded.
Both the driver and passenger side mirrors must be extended and properly
adjusted before driving.
When a mirror is moving
To avoid personal injury and mirror malfunction, be careful not to get your hand
caught by the moving mirror.
When the mirror defoggers are operating
Do not touch the rear view mirror surfaces, as they can become very hot and burn
you.

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