LEXUS RC F (2019 year). Instruction - part 10

 

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LEXUS RC F (2019 year). Instruction - part 10

 

 

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3-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

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Electronic Key Battery-Saving Function
When battery-saving mode is set, battery depletion is minimized by stopping the elec-

tronic key from receiving radio waves.

Conditions affecting operation
The smart access system with push-button start uses weak radio waves. In the following

situations, the communication between the electronic key and the vehicle may be

affected, preventing the smart access system with push-button start, wireless remote

control and engine immobilizer system from operating properly. 

(Ways of coping: 

P. 518)

When the electronic key battery is depleted

Near a TV tower, electric power plant, gas station, radio station, large display, airport or

other facility that generates strong radio waves or electrical noise

When carrying a portable radio, cellular phone, cordless phone or other wireless com-

munication device

When the electronic key is in contact with, or is covered by the following metallic

objects
• Cards to which aluminum foil is attached

• Cigarette boxes that have aluminum foil inside

• Metallic wallets or bags

• Coins

• Hand warmers made of metal

• Media such as CDs and DVDs

When other wireless keys (that emit radio waves) are being used nearby

When carrying the electronic key together with the following devices that emit radio

waves
• Another vehicle’s electronic key or a wireless key that emits radio waves

• Personal computers or personal digital assistants (PDAs)

• Digital audio players

• Portable game systems

If window tint with a metallic content or metallic objects are attached to the rear win-

dow

When the electronic key is placed near a battery charger or electronic devices

Press 

 twice while pressing and holding

. Confirm that the electronic key indica-

tor flashes 4 times.

While the battery-saving mode is set, the smart

access system with push-button start cannot be

used. To cancel the function, press any of the

electronic key buttons.

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Note for the entry function

Even when the electronic key is within the effective range (detection areas), the system

may not operate properly in the following cases:
• The electronic key is too close to the window or outside door handle, near the

ground, or in a high place when the doors are locked or unlocked.

• The electronic key is near the ground or in a high place, or too close to the rear

bumper center when the trunk is opened.

• The electronic key is on the instrument panel, rear package tray or floor, or in the

door pockets or glove box when the engine is started or engine switch modes are

changed.

Do not leave the electronic key on top of the instrument panel or near the door pockets

when exiting the vehicle. Depending on the radio wave reception conditions, it may be

detected by the antenna outside the cabin and the doors will become lockable from the

outside, possibly trapping the electronic key inside the vehicle.

As long as the electronic key is within the effective range, the doors may be locked or

unlocked by anyone. However, only the doors detecting the electronic key can be used

to unlock the vehicle.

Even if the electronic key is not inside the vehicle, it may be possible to start the engine

if the electronic key is near the window.

The doors may unlock or lock if a large amount of water splashes on the door handle,

such as in the rain or in a car wash, when the electronic key is within the effective range.

(The doors will automatically be locked after approximately 60 seconds if the doors

are not opened and closed.)

If the wireless remote control is used to lock the doors when the electronic key is near

the vehicle, there is a possibility that the door may not be unlocked by the entry func-

tion. (Use the wireless remote control to unlock the doors.)

Touching the door lock or unlock sensor while wearing gloves may prevent lock or

unlock operation.

When the lock operation is performed using the lock sensor, recognition signals will be

shown up to two consecutive times. After this, no recognition signals will be given.

If the door handle becomes wet while the electronic key is within the effective range,

the door may lock and unlock repeatedly. In this case, follow the following correction

procedures to wash the vehicle:
• Place the electronic key in a location 6 ft. (2 m) or more away from the vehicle. (Take

care to ensure that the key is not stolen.)

• Set the electronic key to battery-saving mode to disable the smart access system

with push-button start. (

P. 158)

If the electronic key is inside the vehicle and a door handle becomes wet during a car

wash, a message may be shown on the multi-information display and a buzzer will

sound outside the vehicle. To turn off the alarm, lock both side doors.

The lock sensor may not work properly if it comes into contact with ice, snow, mud, etc.

Clean the lock sensor and attempt to operate it again.

A sudden handle operation or a handle operation immediately after entering the effec-

tive range may prevent the doors from being unlocked. Touch the door unlock sensor

and check that the doors are unlocked before pulling the door handle again.

Unlocking the vehicle may take more time if another electronic key is within the effec-

tive range.

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When the vehicle is not driven for extended periods

To prevent theft of the vehicle, do not leave the electronic key within 6 ft. (2 m) of the

vehicle.

The smart access system with push-button start can be deactivated in advance. 

(

P. 569)

To operate the system properly

Make sure to carry the electronic key when operating the system. Do not get the elec-

tronic key too close to the vehicle when operating the system from the outside of the

vehicle.
Depending on the position and holding condition of the electronic key, the key may not

be detected correctly and the system may not operate properly. (The alarm may go off

accidentally, or the door lock prevention function may not operate.)

Do not leave the electronic key inside the trunk.

The key confinement prevention function may not operate, depending on the location

of the key (close to a spare tire [if equipped], the inside edge of the trunk), conditions

(inside a metal bag, close to metallic objects) and the radio waves in the surrounding

area. (

P. 153)

If the smart access system with push-button start does not operate properly

Locking and unlocking the doors and opening the trunk: 

P. 518

Starting the engine: 

P. 520

Customization
Settings (e. g. smart access system with push-button start) can be changed. 

(Customizable features: 

P. 569)

If the smart access system with push-button start has been deactivated in a customized

setting

Locking and unlocking the doors and opening the trunk:

Use the wireless remote control or mechanical key. (

P. 145, 151, 518)

Starting the engine and changing engine switch modes: 

P. 520

Stopping the engine: 

P. 207

WARNING

Caution regarding interference with electronic devices

People with implantable cardiac pacemakers, cardiac resynchronization therapy-

pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators should keep away from the

smart access system with push-button start antennas. (

P. 156)

The radio waves may affect the operation of such devices. If necessary, the entry

function can be disabled. Ask your Lexus dealer for details, such as the frequency of

radio waves and timing of the emitted radio waves. Then, consult your doctor to see if

you should disable the entry function.

Users of any electrical medical device other than implantable cardiac pacemakers,

cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibril-

lators should consult the manufacturer of the device for information about its opera-

tion under the influence of radio waves.

Radio waves could have unexpected effects on the operation of such medical

devices.

Ask your Lexus dealer for details on disabling the entry function.

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3-3. Adjusting the seats

Before entering/exiting the rear seats
Remove the seat belt from the seat belt guide. (

P. 35)

Entering/exiting the rear seat

Pull the lever.

The front seat will lower automati-

cally.

Front seats

Adjustment procedure

Seat position adjustment
Seatback angle adjustment
Seat cushion (front) angle adjust-
ment

Vertical height adjustment
Lumbar support adjustment (if
equipped)

Entering/exiting the rear seats (lever-operated “Front, Fold & Return”
seat)

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Fold the seatback completely for-
ward.

The front seat will move forward

automatically.

Returning the front seat to its original position
Move the seatback backward until it locks. The front seat will return to its orig-
inal position automatically.

Power easy access system
The driver’s seat and steering wheel move in accordance with engine switch mode and

the driver’s seat belt condition. (

P. 166)

When adjusting the seat

Take care when adjusting the seat so that the head restraint does not touch the ceiling.

RC350/RC300: When folding down a rear seatback, if it interferes with a front seat-

back, adjust the front seat position so that the seats no longer interfere with each other.

However, if adjusting the front seat position causes the correct driving posture to not be

maintained, return the rear seatback to its original position. (

P. 164)

Lever-operated “Front, Fold & Return” seat

After the front seat is moved forward by operating the “Front, Fold & Return” seat lever,

if a power seat adjusting switch or a driving position memory switch is pressed, the front

seat will not return to its original position even if the front seatback is moved backward

until it locks.

The lever-operated “Front, Fold & Return” seat will not operate in the following situa-

tions:
• The front seat belt of the seat to be operated is fastened.

• The engine switch is in IGNITION ON mode and the shift lever is in a position other

than P (driver's seat only).

Operation of the lever-operated “Front, Fold & Return” seat will stop in the following sit-

uations:
• A power seat adjusting switch or a driving position memory switch is pressed.

• The front seat belt of the seat which is operating is fastened.

• The engine switch is in IGNITION ON mode and the shift lever is moved to a posi-

tion other than P (driver's seat only).

Jam protection function
While the lever-operated “Front, Fold & Return” seat is operating, if an object is stuck

either in front of or behind the front seat, the front seat will stop and then move in the

opposite direction slightly.

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WARNING

When adjusting the seat position

Take care when adjusting the seat position to ensure that other passengers are not

injured by the moving seat.

Do not put your hands under the seat or near the moving parts to avoid injury.

Fingers or hands may become jammed in the seat mechanism.

Make sure to leave enough space around the feet so they do not get stuck.

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.

Lever-operated “Front, Fold & Return” seat

Before operating the lever-operated “Front, Fold & Return” seat, ensure that any sur-

rounding passengers or objects will not contact the seat.

Make sure the seatback is locked securely before driving.

Never operate the lever-operated “Front, Fold & Return” seat while the vehicle is

moving.

Jam protection function
Do not use a hand, foot, or any other part of your body to intentionally activate the jam

protection function.

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Move the luggage security system
lever to the unlock position.

Pull the seatback lock release lever
and fold the seatback down.

To return a rear seatback to its original

position, lift it until it locks. If a rear head

restraint contacts the ceiling and the

seatback cannot be returned smoothly,

lower the head restraint to the lowest

position.

P. 152

Rear seats (folding type)

: If equipped

The rear seatbacks can be folded down.

Folding down the rear seatbacks

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Luggage security system

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WARNING

Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.

When folding the rear seatbacks down

Do not fold the seatbacks down while driving.

Stop the vehicle on level ground, set the parking brake and shift the shift lever to P.

Do not allow anyone to sit on a folded seatback or in the trunk while driving.

Do not allow children to enter the trunk.

After returning the rear seatback to the upright position

Check that the seat belts are not twisted or caught in the seatback.

Make  sure  that  the  seatback is securely

locked in position by lightly pushing it back

and forth. 

If the seatback is not securely locked, the red

marking will be visible on the seatback lock

release knob. Make sure that the red marking

is not visible.

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The seat and steering wheel

*

 are automatically adjusted to allow the driver to

enter and exit the vehicle easily.
When all of the following have been
performed, the driver’s seat and steer-
ing wheel

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 are automatically adjusted

to a position that allows driver to enter
and exit the vehicle easily.

• The shift lever has been shifted to P.
• The engine switch has been turned

off.

• The driver’s seat belt has been unfas-

tened.

When any of the following has been performed, the driver’s seat and steering
wheel

*

 automatically return to their original positions.

• The engine switch has been turned to ACCESSORY mode or IGNITION

ON mode.

• The driver’s seat belt has been fastened.

*

: Power  type

Operation of the power easy access system
When exiting the vehicle, the power easy access system may not operate if the seat is

already close to the rear position, etc.

Customization
The seat movement amount settings of the power easy access system can be custom-

ized. (Customizable features: 

P. 569)

Power easy access system/driving position mem-
ory

/memory recall function

: If equipped

This feature automatically adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel and out-
side rear view mirrors to make entering and exiting the vehicle easier or to
suit your preferences.

Power easy access system

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Your preferred driving position (the position of the driver's seat, steering wheel
and outside rear view mirrors) can be recorded and recalled by pressing a but-
ton.
Three different driving positions can be recorded into memory.

Recording procedure

Check that the shift lever is in P.
Turn the engine switch to IGNITION ON mode.
Adjust the driver’s seat, steering wheel, and outside rear view mirrors to the
desired positions.
While pressing the “SET” button,
or within 3 seconds after the
“SET” button is pressed, press
button “1”, “2” or “3” until the
buzzer sounds.

If the selected button has already

been preset, the previously recorded

position will be overwritten.

Recall procedure

Check that the shift lever is in P.
Turn the engine switch to IGNITION ON mode.
Press one of the buttons for the
driving position you want to recall
until the buzzer sounds.

Driving position memory (if equipped)

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To stop the position recall operation part-way through
Perform any of the following:

Press the “SET” button.

Press button “1”, “2” or “3”.

Operate any of the seat adjustment switches (only cancels seat position recall).

Operate the tilt and telescopic steering control switch (only cancels steering wheel

position recall).

Seat positions that can be memorized (

P. 161)

The adjusted positions other than the position adjusted by lumbar support switch can be

recorded.

Operating the driving position memory after turning the engine switch off
Recorded seat positions can be activated up to 180 seconds after the driver's door is

opened and another 60 seconds after it is closed again.

In order to correctly use the driving position memory function
If a seat position is already in the furthest possible position and the seat is operated in the

same direction, the recorded position may be slightly different when it is recalled.

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Each electronic key (including a card key) can be registered to recall your pre-
ferred driving position.

Registering procedure
Record your driving position to button “1”, “2” or “3” before performing the
following:
Carry only the key you want to register, and then close the driver’s door.
If 2 or more keys are in the vehicle, the driving position cannot be recorded
properly.

Check that the shift lever is in P.
Turn the engine switch to IGNITION ON mode.
Recall the driving position that you want to record.
While pressing the recalled but-
ton, press and hold the door lock
switch (either lock or unlock) until
the buzzer sounds.

If the button could not be registered,

the buzzer sounds continuously for

approximately 3 seconds.

Recall procedure

Make sure that the doors are locked before recalling the driving position.
Carry the electronic key that has been registered to the driving position,
and then unlock and open the driver’s door using the smart access system
with push-button start or wireless remote control.

The driving position will move to the recorded position (not including the steering

wheel). However, the seat will move to a position slightly behind the recorded posi-

tion in order to make entering the vehicle easier. 
If the driving position is in a position that has already been recorded, the seat and

outside rear view mirrors will not move.

Turn the engine switch to ACCESSORY mode or IGNITION ON mode,
or fasten a seat belt.

The seat and steering wheel will move to the recorded position.

Memory recall function (if equipped)

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Cancelation procedure
Carry only the key you want to cancel and then close the driver’s door. 
If 2 or more keys are in the vehicle, the driving position cannot be canceled
properly.

Turn the engine switch to IGNITION ON mode.
While pressing the “SET” button, press and hold the door lock switch
(either lock or unlock) until the buzzer sounds twice.

If the button could not be canceled, the buzzer sounds continuously for approxi-

mately 3 seconds.

Recalling the driving position using the memory recall function

Different driving positions can be registered for each electronic key. Therefore, the

driving position that is recalled may be different depending on the key being carried.

If a door other than the driver’s door is unlocked with the smart access system with

push-button start, the driving position cannot be recalled. In this case, press the driving

position button which has been set.

Customization
The unlock door settings of the memory recall function can be changed. 

(Customizable features: 

P. 569)

WARNING

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.

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Vertical adjustment

Up

Pull the head restraints up.

Down

Push the head restraint down while

pressing the lock release button.

Horizontal adjustment

The position of the head restraint
can be adjusted forward in 4 stages.

If the head restraint is pulled forward

from the foremost position, it will return

to the rearmost position.

Head restraints

Head restraints are provided for all seats.
RC F: The head restraints are integrated into the seatback and cannot be
adjusted.

Front seats

Lock release button

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Up

Pull the head restraints up.

Down

Push the head restraint down while

pressing the lock release button.

Removing the head restraints

Installing the head restraints

Front seats

Rear seats

Rear seats

Lock release button

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Pull the head restraint up while pressing the lock

release button.
If the head restraint touches the ceiling, making

the removal difficult, change the seat height or

angle. (

P. 161, 164)

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.

Align the head restraint with the installation

holes and push it down to the lowest lock posi-

tion while pressing the lock release button.

Lock release button

Lock release button

Lock release button

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Adjusting the height of the head restraints

Adjusting the rear seat head restraint
Always raise the head restraint one level from the stowed position when using.

Make sure that the head restraints are adjusted

so that the center of the head restraint is closest

to the top of your ears. 

WARNING

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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