LEXUS ES 350 (2019 year). Instruction - part 2


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LEXUS ES 350 (2019 year). Instruction - part 2




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Use only floor mats designed specifi-
cally for vehicles of the same model 
and model year as your vehicle. Fix 
them securely in place onto the carpet.


Insert the retaining hooks (clips) 
into the floor mat eyelets.


Turn the upper knob of each retain-
ing hook (clip) to secure the floor 
mats in place.

Always align the 



The shape of the retaining hooks (clips) 

may differ from that shown in the illustra-


Before driving

Observe the following before start-
ing off in the vehicle to ensure 
safety of driving.

Installing floor mats



Observe the following precautions. 

Failure to do so may cause the driver’s 

floor mat to slip, possibly interfering with 

the pedals while driving. An unexpect-

edly high speed may result or it may 

become difficult to stop the vehicle. This 

could lead to an accident, resulting in 

death or serious injury.

When installing the driver’s floor mat

Do not use floor mats designed for 

other models or different model year 

vehicles, even if they are Lexus Genu-

ine floor mats.

Only use floor mats designed for the 

driver’s seat.

Always install the floor mat securely 

using the retaining hooks (clips) pro-


Do not use two or more floor mats on 

top of each other.

Do not place the floor mat bottom-

side up or upside-down.

Before driving

Check that the floor mat is securely 

fixed in the correct place with all the 

provided retaining hooks (clips). Be 

especially careful to perform this 

check after cleaning the floor.

With the engine stopped and the shift 

lever in P, fully depress each pedal to 

the floor to make sure it does not inter-

fere with the floor mat.


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Adjust the angle of the seatback so 
that you are sitting straight up and 
so that you do not have to lean for-
ward to steer. (


Adjust the seat so that you can 
depress the pedals fully and so that 
your arms bend slightly at the 
elbow when gripping the steering 
wheel. (


Lock the head restraint in place 
with the center of the head restraint 
closest to the top of your ears. 


Wear the seat belt correctly. 


Make sure that all occupants are wear-
ing their seat belts before driving the 
vehicle. (


Use a child restraint system appropri-
ate for the child until the child becomes 
large enough to properly wear the 
vehicle’s seat belt. (


Make sure that you can see backward 
clearly by adjusting the inside and out-
side rear view mirrors properly. 

P.114, 115)

For safe driving

For safe driving, adjust the seat and 
mirror to an appropriate position 
before driving.

Correct driving posture


Observe the following precautions. 

Failure to do so may result in death or 

serious injury.





Do not adjust the position of the 

driver’s seat while driving. 

Doing so could cause the driver to lose 

control of the vehicle.

Do not place a cushion between the 

driver or passenger and the seatback. 

A cushion may prevent correct pos-

ture from being achieved, and reduce 

the effectiveness of the seat belt and 

head restraint.

Do not place anything under the front 


Objects placed under the front seats 

may become jammed in the seat 

tracks and stop the seat from locking in 

place. This may lead to an accident 

and the adjustment mechanism may 

also be damaged.

Always observe the legal speed limit 

when driving on public roads.

When driving over long distances, take 

regular breaks before you start to feel 


Also, if you feel tired or sleepy while 

driving, do not force yourself to con-

tinue driving and take a break immedi-


Correct use of the seat belts

Adjusting the mirrors


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Seat belts

Make sure that all occupants are 
wearing their seat belts before driv-
ing the vehicle.


Observe the following precautions to 

reduce the risk of injury in the event of 

sudden braking, sudden swerving or an 


Failure to do so may cause death or seri-

ous injury.

Wearing a seat belt

Ensure that all passengers wear a seat 


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, includ-

ing 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 nec-

essary. 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.

Pregnant women

Obtain medical advice and wear the seat 

belt in the proper way. (


Women who are pregnant should posi-

tion the lap belt as low as possible over 

the hips in the same manner as other 

occupants, extending the shoulder belt 

completely over the shoulder and avoid-

ing belt contact with the rounding 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 colli-


People suffering illness

Obtain medical advice and wear the seat 

belt in the proper way. (


When children are in the vehicle


Seat belt damage and wear

Do not damage the seat belts by allow-

ing the belt, plate, or buckle to be 

jammed in the door.

Inspect the seat belt system periodi-

cally. 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.


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 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 possi-

ble over the hips.

 Adjust the position of the seatback. 

Sit up straight and well back in the 

 Do not twist the seat belt.

Child seat belt usage

The seat belts of your vehicle were princi-

pally 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, fol-

low the instructions regarding seat belt 

usage. (


Seat belt extender

If your seat belts cannot be fastened 

securely because they are not long enough, 

a personalized seat belt extender is avail-

able from your Lexus dealer free of charge.


Ensure that the belt and plate are 

locked and the belt is not twisted. 

If the seat belt does not function cor-

rectly, immediately contact your Lexus 


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. Inap-

propriate handling may lead to incor-

rect operation.

Correct use of the seat belts


Using a seat belt extender

Observe the following precautions to 

reduce the risk of injury in the event of 

sudden braking, sudden swerving or an 


Failure to do so may cause death or seri-

ous injury.

Do not wear the seat belt extender if 

you can fasten the seat belt without the 


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 seat-

ing position other than the one origi-

nally intended.


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To fasten the seat belt, push the 
plate into the buckle until a click 
sound is heard.


To release the seat belt, press the 
release button 


Emergency locking retractor (ELR)

The retractor will lock the belt during a sud-

den stop or on impact. It may also lock if you 

lean forward too quickly. A slow, easy 

motion will allow the belt to extend so that 

you can move around fully.

Automatic locking retractor (ALR)

When a passenger’s shoulder belt is com-

pletely extended and then retracted even 

slightly, the belt is locked in that position and 

cannot be extended. This feature is used to 

hold a child restraint system (CRS) firmly. To 

free the belt again, fully retract the belt and 

then pull the belt out once more.


Push the seat belt shoulder anchor 
down while pressing the release 
button .


Push the seat belt shoulder anchor 

Move the height adjuster up and down as 
needed until you hear a click.

The pretensioners help the seat belts to 
quickly restrain the occupants by 
retracting the seat belts when the vehi-
cle is subjected to certain types of 
severe frontal or side collision or a 
vehicle rollover.

The pretensioners do not activate in the 


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.

Fastening and releasing the seat 


Adjusting the seat belt shoulder 
anchor height (front seats)


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 


Seat belt pretensioners (front 
and outboard rear seats)



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event of a minor frontal impact, a minor 
side impact or a rear impact.

Replacing the belt after the preten-

sioner has been activated

If the vehicle is involved in multiple colli-

sions, the pretensioner will activate for the 

first collision, but will not activate for the 

second or subsequent collisions.


Seat belt pretensioners

Observe the following precautions to 

reduce the risk of injury in the event of 

sudden braking, sudden swerving or an 


Failure to do so may cause death or seri-

ous injury.

Do not place anything, such as a cush-

ion, 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 pre-

tensioner for the front passenger’s seat 

may not activate in the event of a colli-


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.


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Location of the SRS airbags

SRS front airbags

SRS driver airbag/front passenger airbag
Can help protect the head and chest of the driver and front passenger from 
impact with interior components

SRS knee airbags
Can help provide driver and front passenger protection

SRS side and curtain shield airbags

SRS front side airbags
Can help protect the torso of the front seat occupants

SRS rear side airbags
Can help protect the torso of occupants in the rear outer seats

SRS airbags

The SRS airbags inflate when the vehicle is subjected to certain types of severe 
impacts that may cause significant injury to the occupants. They work together 
with the seat belts to help reduce the risk of death or serious injury.

SRS airbag system






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SRS curtain shield airbags

• Can help protect primarily the head of occupants in the outer seats
• Can help prevent the occupants from being thrown from the vehicle in the event of vehi-

cle rollover

SRS airbag system components

Front passenger occupant classification system (ECU and sensors)

Knee airbags

Front passenger airbag

Curtain shield airbags

Side impact sensors (front doors)

Seat belt pretensioners and force limiters

Side impact sensors (front)

Front side airbags

Side impact sensors (rear)

Rear side airbags

Driver airbag

SRS warning light

Driver’s seat position sensor












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Driver’s seat belt buckle switch

Airbag sensor assembly

“AIR BAG ON” and “AIR BAG OFF” indicator lights

Front passenger’s seat belt buckle switch

Front impact sensors

Your vehicle is equipped with ADVANCED AIRBAGS designed based on the US 
motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS208). The airbag sensor assembly (ECU) 
controls airbag deployment based on information obtained from the sensors etc. 
shown in the system components diagram above. This information includes crash 
severity and occupant information. As the airbags deploy, a chemical reaction in 
the inflators quickly fills the airbags with non-toxic gas to help restrain the motion of 
the occupants.

If the SRS airbags deploy (inflate)

Slight abrasions, burns, bruising etc., may 

be sustained from SRS airbags, due to the 

extremely high speed deployment (infla-

tion) by hot gases.

A loud noise and white powder will be 


Parts of the airbag module (steering 

wheel hub, airbag cover and inflator) as 

well as the front seats, parts of the front 

and rear pillars, and roof side rails may be 

hot for several minutes. The airbag itself 

may also be hot.

The windshield may crack.

The interior lights will turn on automati-

cally. (


The emergency flashers will turn on auto-

matically. (


For Lexus Enform Safety Connect sub-

scribers, if any of the following situations 

occur, the system is designed to send an 

emergency call to the response center, 

notifying them of the vehicle’s location 

(without needing to push the “SOS” but-

ton) and an agent will attempt to speak 

with the occupants to ascertain the level 

of emergency and assistance required. If 

the occupants are unable to communi-

cate, the agent automatically treats the 

call as an emergency and helps to dis-

patch the necessary emergency ser-



• An SRS airbag is deployed.

• A seat belt pretensioner is activated.

• The vehicle is involved in a severe rear-

end collision.

SRS airbag deployment conditions (SRS 

front airbags)

The SRS front airbags will deploy in the 

event of an impact that exceeds the set 

threshold level (the level of force corre-

sponding to an approximately 12 - 18 

mph [20 - 30 km/h] frontal collision with 

a fixed wall that does not move or 


However, this threshold velocity will be 

considerably higher in the following situa-


• If the vehicle strikes an object, such as a 

parked vehicle or sign pole, which can 

move or deform on impact

• If the vehicle is involved in an underride 

collision, such as a collision in which the 

front of the vehicle underrides, or goes 

under, the bed of a truck

Depending on the type of collision, it is 

possible that only the seat belt preten-

sioners and SRS knee airbags will acti-


The SRS front airbags for the front pas-

senger will not activate if there is no pas-

senger sitting in the front passenger seat. 

However, the SRS front airbags for the 

front passenger may deploy if luggage is 






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put in the seat, even if the seat is unoccu-


SRS airbag deployment conditions (SRS 

side and curtain shield airbags)

The SRS side and curtain shield airbags 

will deploy in the event of an impact that 

exceeds the set threshold level (the level 

of force corresponding to the impact 

force produced by an approximately 

3300 lb. [1500 kg] vehicle colliding with 

the vehicle cabin from a direction per-

pendicular to the vehicle orientation at an 

approximate speed of 12 - 18 mph [20 - 

30 km/h]).

Both SRS curtain shield airbags may 

deploy in the event of a severe side colli-


Both SRS curtain shield airbags will 

deploy in the event of vehicle rollover.

Both SRS curtain shield airbags may also 

deploy in the event of a severe frontal col-


Conditions under which the SRS air-

bags may deploy (inflate), other than a 


The SRS front airbags and SRS curtain 

shield airbags may also deploy if a serious 

impact occurs to the underside of your 

vehicle. Some examples are shown in the 


Hitting a curb, edge of pavement or hard 


Falling into or jumping over a deep hole

Landing hard or falling

The SRS curtain shield airbags may also 

deploy under the situations shown in the 


The angle of vehicle tip-up is marginal.

The vehicle skids and hits a curb stone.

Types of collisions that may not deploy 

the SRS airbags (SRS front airbags)

The SRS front airbags do not generally 

inflate if the vehicle is involved in a side or 

rear collision, if it rolls over, or if it is involved 

in a low-speed frontal collision. But, when-

ever a collision of any type causes sufficient 

forward deceleration of the vehicle, deploy-

ment of the SRS front airbags may occur.

Collision from the side

Collision from the rear

Vehicle rollover

Types of collisions that may not deploy 

the SRS airbags (SRS side and curtain 

shield airbags)

The SRS side and curtain shield airbags 

may not activate if the vehicle is subjected 

to a collision from the side at certain angles, 

or a collision to the side of the vehicle body 

other than the passenger compartment.

Collision from the side to the vehicle 

body other than the passenger compart-


Collision from the side at an angle


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The SRS side airbags do not generally 

inflate if the vehicle is involved in a frontal or 

rear collision, if it rolls over, or if it is involved 

in a low-speed side collision.

Collision from the front

Collision from the rear

Vehicle rollover

The SRS curtain shield airbags do not gen-

erally inflate if the vehicle is involved in a 

rear collision, if it pitches end over end, or if 

it is involved in a low-speed side or low-

speed frontal collision.

Collision from the rear

Pitching end over end

When to contact your Lexus dealer

In the following cases, the vehicle will 

require inspection and/or repair. Contact 

your Lexus dealer as soon as possible.

Any of the SRS airbags have been 


The front of the vehicle is damaged or 

deformed, or was involved in an accident 

that was not severe enough to cause the 

SRS front airbags to inflate.

A portion of a door or its surrounding 

area is damaged, deformed or has had a 

hole made in it, or the vehicle was 

involved in an accident that was not 

severe enough to cause the SRS side and 

curtain shield airbags to inflate.

The pad section of the steering wheel, 

dashboard near the front passenger air-

bag or lower portion of the instrument 

panel is scratched, cracked, or otherwise 


The surface of the seats with the SRS side 

airbag is scratched, cracked, or other-

wise damaged.


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The portion of the front pillars, rear pillars 

or roof side rail garnishes (padding) con-

taining the SRS curtain shield airbags 

inside is scratched, cracked, or otherwise 



SRS airbag precautions

Observe the following precautions 

regarding the SRS airbags. 

Failure to do so may cause death or seri-

ous injury.

The driver and all passengers in the 

vehicle must wear their seat belts 


The SRS airbags are supplemental 

devices to be used with the seat belts.

The SRS driver airbag deploys with 

considerable force, and can cause 

death or serious injury especially if the 

driver is very close to the airbag. The 

National Highway Traffic Safety 

Administration (NHTSA) advises:

Since the risk zone for the driver’s air-

bag is the first 2 - 3 in. (50 - 75 mm) of 

inflation, placing yourself 10 in. (250 

mm) from your driver airbag provides 

you with a clear margin of safety. This 

distance is measured from the center 

of the steering wheel to your breast-

bone. If you sit less than 10 in. (250 

mm) away now, you can change your 

driving position in several ways:

• Move your seat to the rear as far as 

you can while still reaching the pedals 


• Slightly recline the back of the seat. 

Although vehicle designs vary, many 

drivers can achieve the 10 in. (250 

mm) distance, even with the driver seat 

all the way forward, simply by reclining 

the back of the seat somewhat. If 

reclining the back of your seat makes it 

hard to see the road, raise yourself by 

using a firm, non-slippery cushion, or 

raise the seat if your vehicle has that 


• If your steering wheel is adjustable, tilt 

it downward. This points the airbag 

toward your chest instead of your head 

and neck.

The seat should be adjusted as recom-

mended by NHTSA above, while still 

maintaining control of the foot pedals, 

steering wheel, and your view of the 

instrument panel controls.


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If the seat belt extender has been con-

nected to the front seat belt buckles 

but the seat belt extender has not also 

been fastened to the latch plate of the 

seat belt, the SRS front airbags will 

judge that the driver and front passen-

ger are wearing the seat belt even 

though the seat belt has not been con-

nected. In this case, the SRS front air-

bags may not activate correctly in a 

collision, resulting in death or serious 

injury in the event of a collision. Be 

sure to wear the seat belt with the seat 

belt extender.

The SRS front passenger airbag also 

deploys with considerable force, and 

can cause death or serious injury 

especially if the front passenger is very 

close to the airbag. The front passen-

ger seat should be as far from the air-

bag as possible with the seatback 

adjusted, so the front passenger sits 


Improperly seated and/or restrained 

infants and children can be killed or 

seriously injured by a deploying airbag. 

An infant or child who is too small to 

use a seat belt should be properly 

secured using a child restraint system. 

Lexus strongly recommends that all 

infants and children be placed in the 

rear seats of the vehicle and properly 

restrained. The rear seats are safer for 

infants and children than the front pas-

senger seat. (


Do not sit on the edge of the seat or 

lean against the dashboard.

Do not allow a child to stand in front of 

the SRS front passenger airbag unit or 

sit on the knees of a front passenger.

Do not allow the front seat occupants 

to hold items on their knees.

Do not lean against the door, the roof 

side rail or the front, side and rear pil-


Do not allow anyone to kneel on the 

passenger seats toward the door or 

put their head or hands outside the 



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Do not attach anything to or lean any-

thing against areas such as the dash-

board, steering wheel pad and lower 

portion of the instrument panel. 

These items can become projectiles 

when the SRS driver, front passenger 

and knee airbags deploy.

Do not attach anything to areas such 

as a door, windshield, side window, 

front or rear pillar, roof side rail and 

assist grip.

Do not hang coat hangers or other 

hard objects on the coat hooks. All of 

these items could become projectiles 

and may cause death or serious injury, 

should the SRS curtain shield airbags 


If a vinyl cover is put on the area where 

the SRS knee airbag will deploy, be 

sure to remove it.

Do not use seat accessories which 

cover the parts where the SRS side air-

bags inflate as they may interfere with 

inflation of the SRS airbags. Such 

accessories may prevent the side air-

bags from activating correctly, disable 

the system or cause the side airbags to 

inflate accidentally, resulting in death 

or serious injury.

Do not strike or apply significant levels 

of force to the area of the SRS airbag 

components or the front doors. 

Doing so can cause the SRS airbags to 


Do not touch any of the component 

parts immediately after the SRS air-

bags have deployed (inflated) as they 

may be hot.

If breathing becomes difficult after the 

SRS airbags have deployed, open a 

door or window to allow fresh air in, or 

leave the vehicle if it is safe to do so. 

Wash off any residue as soon as possi-

ble to prevent skin irritation.

If the areas where the SRS airbags are 

stored, such as the steering wheel pad 

and front and rear pillar garnishes are 

damaged or cracked, have them 

replaced by your Lexus dealer.

Do not place anything, such as a cush-

ion, 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 SRS front air-

bags for the front passenger may not 

deploy in the event of a collision.

Modification and disposal of SRS air-

bag system components

Do not dispose of your vehicle or per-

form any of the following modifications 

without consulting your Lexus dealer. 

The SRS airbags may malfunction or 

deploy (inflate) accidentally, causing 

death or serious injury.

Installation, removal, disassembly and 

repair of the SRS airbags

Repairs, modifications, removal or 

replacement of the steering wheel, 

instrument panel, dashboard, seats or 

seat upholstery, front, side and rear pil-

lars, roof side rails, front door panels, 

front door trims or front door speakers

Modifications to the front door panel 

(such as making a hole in it)


1-1. For safe use


Repairs or modifications of the front 

fender, front bumper, or side of the 

occupant compartment

Installation of a grille guard (bull bars, 

kangaroo bar, etc.), snow plows, 

winches or roof luggage carrier

Modifications to the vehicle’s suspen-

sion system

Installation of electronic devices such 

as mobile two-way radios and CD 


Modifications to your vehicle for a per-

son with a physical disability


1-1. For safe use


For safety and security

Driver’s and front passenger’s seat belt reminder light

SRS warning light

For the U.S.A.

“AIR BAG ON” indicator light

“AIR BAG OFF” indicator light

For Canada

“AIR BAG ON” indicator light

“AIR BAG OFF” indicator light

Front passenger occupant classification system

Your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger occupant classification system. 
This system detects the conditions of the front passenger seat and activates or 
deactivates the front passenger airbag, and front passenger knee airbag.

System components





Front passenger occupant classifica-

tion system precautions

Observe the following precautions 

regarding the front passenger occupant 

classification system. 

Failure to do so may cause death or seri-

ous injury.

Wear the seat belt properly.

Make sure the front passenger’s seat 

belt plate has not been left inserted 

into the buckle before someone sits in 

the front passenger seat.








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