LEXUS NX 300H (2019 year). Instruction - part 11


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driven on a hill, driven at high speeds, etc.

The temperature of the hybrid system is 


The vehicle has been left in temperatures 

lower than about 32 °F (0 °C) for a long 

period of time, etc.

The gasoline engine is warming up.

The hybrid battery (traction battery) is 


The remaining battery level indicated in 

the “Energy Monitor” display is low. 



Vehicle speed is high.

The accelerator pedal is depressed firmly 

or the vehicle is on a hill, etc.

The windshield defogger is in use.

Switching to EV drive mode when the 

gasoline engine is cold

If the hybrid system is started while the gas-

oline engine is cold, the gasoline engine will 

start automatically after a short period of 

time in order to warm up. In this case, you 

will become unable to switch to EV drive 


After the hybrid system has started and the 

“READY” indicator has illuminated, press 

the EV drive mode switch before the gaso-

line engine starts to switch to EV drive 


Automatic cancelation of EV drive 


When driving in EV drive mode, the gaso-

line engine may automatically restart in the 

following situations. When EV drive mode 

is canceled, a buzzer will sound, the EV 

drive mode indicator will go off after flash-

ing, and a message is displayed on the 

multi-information display.

The hybrid battery (traction battery) 

becomes low.

The remaining battery level indicated in 

the “Energy Monitor” display is low. 



Vehicle speed is high.

The accelerator pedal is depressed firmly 

or the vehicle is on a hill, etc.

Possible driving distance when driving in 

EV drive mode

EV drive mode’s possible driving distance 

ranges from a few hundred meters to 

approximately 0.6 mile (1 km). However, 

depending on vehicle conditions, there are 

situations when EV drive mode cannot be 

used. (The distance that is possible depends 

on the hybrid battery [traction battery] level 

and driving conditions.)

Fuel economy

The hybrid system is designed to achieve 

the best possible fuel economy during nor-

mal driving (using the gasoline engine and 

electric motor [traction motor]). Driving in 

EV drive mode more than necessary may 

lower fuel economy.


Caution while driving

When driving in EV drive mode, pay spe-

cial attention to the area around the vehi-

cle. Because there is no engine noise, 

pedestrians, people riding bicycles or 

other people and vehicles in the area 

may not be aware of the vehicle starting 

off or approaching them, so take extra 

care while driving.


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: To improve fuel efficiency and reduce 

noise, shift the shift lever to D for normal 
You can choose gear range suitable for 
your driving situation by operating the 
paddle shift switches.


: By selecting shift ranges using S mode, 

you can control accelerating force and 
engine braking force.

S mode

When the shift range is 4 or lower, hold-

ing the shift lever toward “+” sets the shift 

range to 6.

Automatically selects a higher shift range 

before the engine speed becomes too 


When driving with dynamic radar cruise 

control with full-speed range activated

Even when performing the following 

actions with the intent of enabling engine 

braking, engine braking will not activate 

because dynamic radar cruise control with 

full-speed range will not be canceled.

While driving in S mode, downshifting to 

5 or 4. (


When switching the driving mode to 

Sport mode while driving in D position. 



Restraining sudden start (Drive-Start 


When the following unusual operation is 

performed, the hybrid system output may 

be restrained.

When the shift lever is shifted from R to D, 

D to R, N to R, P to D, or P to R (D 

includes S) with the accelerator pedal 

depressed, a warning message appears 

on the multi-information display. If a 

warning message is shown on the multi-

information display, read the message 

and follow the instructions.

When the accelerator pedal is depressed 

too while the vehicle is in reverse.

Hybrid transmission

Select the shift position depending 
on your purpose and situation.

Shift position purpose and func-

Shift posi-


Objective or function


Parking the vehicle/starting 

the hybrid system






Normal driving



S mode driving





When driving on slippery road sur-


Be careful of downshifting and sudden 

acceleration, as this could result in the 

vehicle skidding to the side or spinning.


Hybrid battery (traction battery) 


If the shift lever is in N, the hybrid battery 

(traction battery) will not be charging, 

even when the engine is running. There-

fore, if the vehicle is left with the shift 

lever in N for a long period of time, the 

hybrid battery (traction battery) will dis-

charge, and this may result in the vehicle 

not being able to start.


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Shift lock system

The shift lock system is a system to prevent 

accidental operation of the shift lever in 

The shift lever can be shifted from P only 

when the power switch is in ON mode and 

the brake pedal is being depressed.

If the shift lever cannot be shifted from P

First, check whether the brake pedal is 

being depressed.

If the shift lever cannot be shifted with your 

foot on the brake pedal, there may be a 

problem with the shift lock system. Have the 

vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer 


The following steps may be used as an 

emergency measure to ensure that the shift 

lever can be shifted.

Releasing the shift lock:


Set the parking brake.


Turn the power switch off.


Depress the brake pedal.


Pry the cover up with a flathead screw-

driver or equivalent tool.

To prevent damage to the cover, cover the 

tip of the screwdriver with a rag.


Press the shift lock override button.

The shift lever can be shifted while the but-

ton is pressed


Shifting the shift lever

While the power switch is in ON 
mode, move the shift lever with the 
brake pedal depressed.
When shifting the shift lever between P 
and D, make sure that the vehicle is 
completely stopped.


To prevent an accident when releas-

ing the shift lock

Before pressing the shift lock override 

button, make sure to set the parking 

brake and depress the brake pedal.

If the accelerator pedal is accidentally 

depressed instead of the brake pedal 

when the shift lock override button is 

pressed and the shift lever is shifted out 

of P, the vehicle may suddenly start, pos-

sibly leading to an accident resulting in 

death or serious injury.

Selecting the driving mode


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To drive using temporary shift range 
selection, operate the “-” paddle shift 
switch while the shift lever in D. Chang-
ing the shift range enables the level of 
engine braking force to be selected. 
The shift range can then be selected by 
operating the “-” and “+” paddle shift 





The selected shift range, from 1 to 6, will be 
displayed on the multi-information display.
The initial shift range is 4 when the “-” pad-
dle shift switch is operated.
To return to normal D position driving, the 
“+” paddle shift switch must be held down 
for a period of time.

Shift ranges and their functions

 You can choose from 6 levels of 

engine braking force.

 A lower shift range will provide 

greater engine braking force than a 
higher shift range, and the engine 
revolutions will also increase.

Automatic deactivation of shift range 

selection in the D position

Shift range selection in the D position will 

be deactivated in the following situations:

When the vehicle comes to a stop

If the accelerator pedal is depressed for 

more than a certain period of time

When the shift lever is shifted to a posi-

tion other than D

To enter S mode, shift the shift lever to 
S. Shift ranges can be selected by 
operating the shift lever or paddle shift 
switches, allowing you to drive in the 
shift range of your choice. The shift 
range can be selected by operating the 
shift lever or the “-” and “+” paddle shift 





The selected shift range, from 1 to 6, will be 
The initial shift range in S mode is 4.

Selecting shift ranges in the D 

Selecting shift ranges in the S 


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Shift ranges and their functions

 You can choose from 6 levels of 

accelerating force and engine brak-
ing force.

 A lower shift range will provide 

greater accelerating force and 
engine braking force than a higher 
shift range, and the engine revolu-
tions will also increase.

Downshifting restriction warning 


To help ensure safety and driving perfor-

mance, downshifting operation may some-

times be restricted. In some circumstances, 

downshifting may not be possible even 

when the shift lever or paddle shift switch is 

operated. (A buzzer will sound twice.)


Right turn


Lane change to the right (move the 
lever partway and release it)
The right hand signals will flash 3 


Lane change to the left (move the 
lever partway and release it)
The left hand signals will flash 3 


Left turn

Turn signals can be operated when

The power switch is in ON mode.

If the indicator flashes faster than usual

Check that a light bulb in the front or rear 

turn signal lights has not burned out.



Turn signal lever

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Turns automatic mode on

While the vehicle is stopped, pull and 
hold the parking brake switch until the 
automatic mode lamp turns on.

Parking brake indicator (U.S.A.)
Parking brake indicator (Canada)
Parking brake lamp
Automatic mode lamp

The parking brake is set or released 
automatically according to shift lever 
 When the shift lever is moved out of 

P, the parking brake will be released, 
and the parking brake indicator light 
and parking brake lamp turn off.

 When the shift lever is moved into P, 

the parking brake will be set, and the 
parking brake indicator light and 
parking brake lamp turn on.

Operate the shift lever with the brake 
pedal depressed.

Turns automatic mode off

While the vehicle is stopped, press and 
hold the parking brake switch until the 
automatic mode lamp turns off.

Parking brake indicator (U.S.A.)
Parking brake indicator (Canada)
Parking brake lamp
Automatic mode lamp

Parking brake

The parking brake can be set or 
released automatically or manually. 
In automatic mode, the parking 
brake can be set or released auto-
matically according to shift lever 
operation. Also, even in automatic 
mode, the parking brake can be set 
or released manually.

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Using the manual mode

The parking brake can be set and 
released manually.

Parking brake indicator (U.S.A.)
Parking brake indicator (Canada)
Parking brake lamp
Automatic mode lamp


Sets the parking brake

The parking brake indicator light and park-
ing brake lamp will turn on.
Pull and hold the parking brake switch if an 
emergency occurs and it is necessary to 
operate the parking brake while driving.


Releases the parking brake

Operate the parking brake switch while 
depressing the brake pedal. Make sure 
that the parking brake indicator light and 
parking brake lamp turn off.
If the parking brake indicator light and 
parking brake lamp flashes, operate the 
switch again. (


Parking brake operation

When the power switch is not in ON 

mode, the parking brake cannot be 

released using the parking brake switch.

When the power switch is not in ON 

mode, automatic mode (automatic brake 

setting and releasing) is not available.

If “Parking Brake Overheated Parking 

Brake Unavailable” is displayed on the 

multi-information display

If the parking brake is operated repeatedly 

over a short period of time, the system may 

restrict operation to prevent overheating. If 

this happens, refrain from operating the 

parking brake. Normal operation will return 

after about 1 minute.

Parking brake operation sound

When the parking brake operates, a motor 

sound (whirring sound) may be heard. This 

does not indicate a malfunction.

Parking brake indicator light and park-

ing brake lamp

Depending on the power switch mode, 

the parking brake indicator light and 

parking brake lamp will turn on and stay 

on as described below:

ON mode: Comes on until the parking 

brake is released.

Not in ON mode: Stays on for approxi-

mately 15 seconds.

When the power switch is turned off with 

the parking brake set, the parking brake 

indicator light and parking brake lamp 

will stay on for about 15 seconds. This 

does not indicate a malfunction.

Changing the mode

When changing the automatic mode on/off, 

the message will be shown on the multi-

information display and the buzzer sounds.

Parking the vehicle


Parking brake engaged warning buzzer

A buzzer will sound if the vehicle is driven 

with the parking brake engaged. “Release 

Parking Brake” is displayed on the multi-

information display.



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Warning messages and buzzers

Warning messages and buzzers are used to 

indicate a system malfunction or to inform 

the driver of the need for caution. If a warn-

ing message is shown on the multi-informa-

tion display, read the message and follow 

the instructions.

If the brake system warning light comes 



Usage in winter time


Turns the brake hold system on

The brake hold standby indicator 


(green) comes on. While the system is 
holding the brake, the brake hold operated 

 (yellow) comes on.

Brake hold system operating conditions

The brake hold system cannot be turned on 

in the following conditions:

The driver’s door is not closed.

The driver is not wearing the seat belt.

If any of the conditions above are detected 

when the brake hold system is enabled, the 

system will turn off and the brake hold 

standby indicator light will go off. In addi-

tion, if any of the conditions are detected 

while the system is holding the brake, a 

warning buzzer will sound and a message 

will be shown on the multi-information dis-


When parking the vehicle

Do not leave a child in the vehicle alone. 

The parking brake may be released unin-

tentionally and there is the danger of the 

vehicle moving that may lead to an acci-

dent resulting in death or serious injury.

Parking brake switch

Do not set any objects near the parking 

brake switch. Objects may interfere with 

the switch and may lead the parking 

brake to unexpectedly operate.


When parking the vehicle

Before you leave the vehicle, shift the 

shift lever to P, set the parking brake and 

make sure that the vehicle does not 


When the system malfunctions

Stop the vehicle in a safe place and 

check the warning messages.

When the parking brake cannot be 

released due to a malfunction

Driving the vehicle with the parking 

brake set will lead to brake components 

overheating, which may affect braking 

performance and increase brake wear. 

Have the vehicle inspected by contact 

your Lexus dealer immediately if this 


Brake Hold

The brake hold system keeps the 
brake applied when the shift lever is 
in D, S or N with the system on and 
the brake pedal has been 
depressed to stop the vehicle. The 
system releases the brake when the 
accelerator pedal is depressed with 
the shift lever in D or S to allow 
smooth start off.

Enabling the system




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play. The parking brake will then be set 


Brake hold function

If the brake pedal is left released for a 

period of about 3 minutes after the sys-

tem has started holding the brake, the 

parking brake will be set automatically. In 

this case, a warning buzzer sounds and a 

message is shown on the multi-informa-

tion display.

To turn the system off while the system is 

holding the brake, firmly depress the 

brake pedal and press the button again.

The brake hold function may not hold the 

vehicle when the vehicle is on a steep 

incline. In this situation, it may be neces-

sary for the driver to apply the brakes. A 

warning buzzer will sound and the multi-

information display will inform the driver 

of this situation. If a warning message is 

shown on the multi-information display, 

read the message and follow the instruc-


When the parking brake is set automati-

cally while the system is holding the 


With the brake pedal depressed, release 

the parking brake by operating the parking 

brake switch, making sure that the parking 

brake indicator light goes off. (


When an inspection at your Lexus 

dealer is necessary

When the brake hold standby indicator 

(green) does not illuminate even when the 

brake hold switch is pressed with the brake 

hold system operating conditions met, the 

system may be malfunctioning. Have the 

vehicle inspected at your Lexus dealer.

If “Brake Hold Fault Depress Brake to 

Deactivate Visit Your Dealer” is dis-

played on the multi-information display

The system may be malfunctioning. Have 

the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer.

Warning messages and buzzers

Warning messages and buzzers are used to 

indicate a system malfunction or to inform 

the driver of the need for caution. If a warn-

ing message is shown on the multi-informa-

tion display, read the message and follow 

the instructions.

If the brake hold operated indicator 




When the vehicle is on a steep incline

When using the brake hold system on a 

steep incline, exercise caution. The brake 

hold function may not hold the vehicle in 

such a situation.

When stopped on a slippery road

The system cannot stop the vehicle when 

the gripping ability of the tires has been 

exceeded. Do not use the system when 

stopped on a slippery road.


When parking the vehicle

The brake hold system is not designed 

for use when parking the vehicle for a 

long period of time. Turning the power 

switch off while the system is holding the 

brake may release the brake, which 

would cause the vehicle to move. When 

operating the power switch, depress the 

brake pedal, shift the shift lever to P and 

set the parking brake.


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: If  equipped





The indicator comes on when the ASC 
system is on.
When the dial is turned to the lowest 
volume, the ASC system will be turned 
off and the indicator will go off.

Operating conditions

When the driving mode select switch is not 

in Eco mode or EV drive mode.

Temporary cancelation of the ASC sys-

tem functions

The ASC system may be temporarily can-

celed depending on the driving conditions, 

such as when the tires slip due to sudden 


ASC (Active Sound Con-


The ASC system is an electronic 
sound system that generates 
engine sound, conveying the 
kinetic situations of the vehicle’s 
acceleration and deceleration to 
the driver through the speakers 
inside the instrument panel.
The vehicle’s response to the 
driver’s acceleration behavior and 
shift operations are also conveyed 
in sound. 
When Sport mode is selected, the 
sound conveyed to the driver will be 

Controlling volume


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4-3.Operating the lights and wipers

Turning the 

 switch turns on the 

lights as follows:

Type A


 The side marker, parking, tail, 

license plate, instrument panel 
lights, and daytime running lights 

P.183) turn on.


 The headlights and all the 

lights listed above (except daytime 
running lights) turn on.


 The headlights, daytime run-

ning lights (

P.183) and all the 

lights listed above turn on and off 



 The daytime running lights 

turn off.

Type B


 The side marker, parking, tail, 

license plate, instrument panel 
lights, and daytime running lights 

P.183) turn on.


 The headlights and all the 

lights listed above (except daytime 
running lights) turn on.


 The headlights, daytime run-

ning lights (

P.183) and all the 

lights listed above turn on and off 
automatically (when the power 
switch is in ON mode).


 The daytime running lights 

turn on. (


Headlight switch

The headlights can be operated 
manually or automatically.

Turning on the headlights


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AUTO mode can be used when

The power switch is in ON mode.

Daytime running light system

The daytime running lights illuminate 

using the same lights as the parking lights 

and illuminate brighter than the parking 


To make your vehicle more visible to 

other drivers during daytime driving, the 

daytime running lights turn on automati-

cally when all of the following conditions 

are met. (The daytime running lights are 

not designed for use at night.)

• The hybrid system is started

• The parking brake is released
• The headlight switch is in the 



 or “AUTO”




: When the surroundings are bright

The daytime running lights remain on after 

they illuminate, even if the parking brake is 

set again.

For the U.S.A.: Daytime running lights 

can be turned off by operating the switch.

Compared to turning on the headlights, 

the daytime running light system offers 

greater durability and consumes less 

electricity, so it can help improve fuel

If a turn signal light is in use, the daytime 

running light, on the same side, is turned 

off. For emergency flashers, both are 

turned off.

Headlight control sensor

The sensor may not function properly if an 

object is placed on the sensor, or anything 

that blocks the sensor is affixed to the wind-


Doing so interferes with the sensor detect-

ing the level of ambient light and may cause 

the automatic headlight system to malfunc-


Automatic light off system

When the headlights come on: The head-
lights and tail lights turn off 30 seconds 
after a door is opened and closed if the 
power switch is turned to ACCESSORY 
mode or turned off. (The lights turn off 
immediately if 

 on the key is 

pressed after all the doors are locked.)

When only the tail lights come on: The tail 

lights turn off automatically if the power 

switch is turned to ACCESSORY mode 

or turned off and the driver’s door is 


To turn the lights on again, turn the power 

switch to ON mode, or turn the light switch 
off once and then back to 



Light reminder buzzer

A buzzer sounds when the power switch is 

turned off or turned to ACCESSORY 

mode and the driver’s door is opened while 

the lights are turned on.

Automatic headlight leveling system (if 


The level of the headlights is automatically 

adjusted according to the number of pas-

sengers and the loading condition of the 

vehicle to ensure that the headlights do not 

interfere with other road users.

12-volt battery-saving function

In order to prevent the 12-volt battery of the 

vehicle from discharging, if the headlights 

and/or tail lights are on when the power 

switch is turned off the 12-volt battery sav-

ing function will operate and automatically 

turn off all the lights after approximately 20 

minutes. When the power switch is turned 

to ON mode, the 12-volt battery-saving 

function will be disabled.


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When any of the following are performed, 

the 12-volt battery-saving function is can-

celed once and then reactivated. All the 

lights will turn off automatically 20 minutes 

after the 12-volt battery-saving function has 

been reactivated:

When the headlight switch is operated

When a door is opened or closed


Settings (e.g. light sensor sensitivity) can be 

changed. (Customizable features: 



With the headlights on, push the 
lever away from you to turn on the 
high beams.

Pull the lever toward you to the center 
position to turn the high beams off.


Pull the lever toward you and 
release it to flash the high beams 

You can flash the high beams with the 
headlights on or off.

When the following conditions are met, 
while the headlights (low beam) are on, 
the cornering lights will additionally 
turn on and light up the direction of 
movement for the vehicle. This is to 
ensure excellent visibility when either 
driving at intersections or parking at 
 The steering wheel is operated
 The turn signal lever is operated
 The shift lever is in R

Cornering light control

However, when vehicle speed is 25 mph 

(40 km/h) or above, the cornering lights 

do not turn on.

After the lights remain illuminated for 30 

minutes, they automatically turn off.

AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System) 
secures excellent visibility at intersec-
tions and on curves by automatically 
adjusting the direction of the light axis 
of the headlights according to vehicle 
speed and the degree of the tire’s angle 
as controlled by steering input.

AFS operates at speeds of 6 mph (10 km/
h) or higher.


To prevent 12-volt battery discharge

Do not leave the lights on longer than 

necessary when the hybrid system is off.

Turning on the high beam head-

Cornering lights (if equipped)

AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting 
System) (if equipped)


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Push the lever away from you with 
the headlight switch in 




Press the Automatic High Beam 

The Automatic High Beam indicator will 

come on when the headlights are turned 

on automatically to indicate that the system 

is active.

Operating conditions

The power switch is in ON mode.

High beam automatic turning on or off 


When all of the following conditions are ful-

filled, high beam will be automatically 

turned on:

Vehicle speed is above approximately 21 

mph (34 km/h).

The area ahead of the vehicle is dark.

There are no oncoming or preceding 

vehicles with headlights or tail lights 

turned on.

There are few streetlights on the road 


If any of the following conditions are ful-
filled, high beam will be automatically 
turned off:

Vehicle speed drops below approxi-

mately 17 mph (27 km/h).

The area ahead of the vehicle is not dark.

Oncoming or preceding vehicles have 

headlights or tail lights turned on.

There are many streetlights on the road 


Camera sensor detection information

High beam may not be automatically 

turned off in the following situations:

• When oncoming vehicles suddenly 

appear from a curve

• When the vehicle is cut in front of by 


• When oncoming or preceding vehicles 

are hidden from sight due to repeated 

Automatic High Beam

The Automatic High Beam uses an 
in-vehicle camera sensor to assess 
the brightness of streetlights, the 
lights of oncoming and preceding 
vehicles, etc., and automatically 
turns high beam on or off as neces-


Limitations of the Automatic High 


Do not rely on the Automatic High 

Beam. Always drive safely, taking care to 

observe your surroundings and turning 

high beam on or off manually if neces-


Activating the Automatic High 
Beam system


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curves, road dividers or roadside trees

High beam may be turned off if an 

oncoming vehicle that is using fog lights 

without using the headlights is detected.

House lights, street lights, red traffic sig-

nals, and illuminated billboards or signs 

may cause the high beam to turn off.

The following factors may affect the 

amount of time taken to turn high beam 

on or off:

• The brightness of headlights, fog lights, 

and tail lights of oncoming and preceding 


• The movement and direction of oncom-

ing and preceding vehicles

• When a oncoming or preceding vehicle 

only has operational lights on one side

• When a oncoming or preceding vehicle 

is a two-wheeled vehicle

• The condition of the road (gradient, 

curve, condition of the road surface, etc.)

• The number of passengers and amount of 


High beam may be turned on or off when 

unexpected by the driver.

In the situations below, the system may 

not be able to correctly detect the sur-

rounding brightness levels, and may flash 

or expose nearby pedestrians to the high 

beam. Therefore, you should consider 

turning the high beams on or off manually 

rather than relying on the Automatic 

High Beam system.

• In bad weather (rain, snow, fog, sand-

storms, etc.)

• The windshield is obscured by fog, mist, 

ice, dirt, etc.

• The windshield is cracked or damaged.

• The camera sensor is deformed or dirty.

• The camera sensor temperature is 

extremely high.

• Surrounding brightness levels are equal 

to those of headlights, tail lights or fog 


• Vehicles ahead have headlights or tail 

lights that are either switched off, dirty, 

are changing color, or are not aimed 


• When driving through an area of inter-

mittently changing brightness and dark-


• When frequently and repeatedly driving 

ascending/descending roads, or roads 

with rough, bumpy or uneven surfaces 

(such as stone-paved roads, gravel 

tracks, etc.).

• When frequently and repeatedly taking 

curves or driving on a winding road.

• There is a highly reflective object ahead 

of the vehicle, such as a sign or a mirror.

• The back of a vehicle ahead is highly 

reflective, such as a container on a truck.

• The vehicle’s headlights are damaged or 


• The vehicle is listing or titling, due to a flat 

tire, a trailer being towed, etc.

• The driver believes that the high beam 

may be causing problems or distress to 

other drivers or pedestrians nearby.


Notes when using the Automatic 

High Beam system

Observe the following to ensure that the 

Automatic High Beam functions cor-


Do not touch the camera sensor.

Do not subject the camera sensor to a 

strong impact.

Do not disassemble the camera sen-


Do not spill liquids onto the camera 


Do not apply window tinting or stickers 

to the camera sensor or the area of 

windshield near the camera sensor.


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Switching to low beam

Pull the lever to original position.

The Automatic High Beam indicator will 
turn off.
Push the lever away from you to activate 
the Automatic High Beam system again.

Switching to high beam

Press the Automatic High Beam 

The Automatic High Beam indicator will 
turn off and the high beam indicator will 
turn on.
Press the switch to activate the Automatic 

High Beam system again.


Do not place items on the dashboard. 

There is a possibility that the camera 

sensor will mistake items reflected in 

the windshield for streetlights, the 

headlights of other vehicles, etc.

Do not install a parking tag or any 

other accessories near or around the 

camera sensor.

Do not overload the vehicle.

Do not modify the vehicle.

Do not replace windshield with non-

genuine windshield.

Contact your Lexus dealer.

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