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1-1.For safe use

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.

1

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

2

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

Always align the 

 marks 

.

The shape of the retaining hooks (clips) 
may differ from that shown in the illustra-

tion.

Before driving

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

Installing floor mats

A

WARNING

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-

vided.

Do not use two or more floor mats on 

top of each other.

Do not place the floor mat bot-

tom-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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For safety and security

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. (

P.207)

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. (

P.207)

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

P.224)

Wear the seat belt correctly. 
(

P.26)

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

P.26)

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

P.42)

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

For safe driving

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

Correct driving posture

WARNING

For safe driving

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may result in death or 

serious injury.

A

B

C

D

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 

seats.

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 

tired.

Also, if you feel tired or sleepy while 

driving, do not force yourself to con-

tinue driving and take a break immedi-

ately.

Correct use of the seat belts

Adjusting the mirrors

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(

P.228, 229)

Seat belts

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

WARNING

Observe the following precautions to 

reduce the risk of injury in the event of 

sudden braking, sudden swerving or an 

accident.

Failure to do so may cause death or seri-

ous 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, 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.

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WARNING

RX350L: Do not let third-row seat 

passengers to use second-row seat 

seat belts.

Pregnant women

Obtain medical advice and wear the seat 

belt in the proper way. (

P.27)

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-

sion.

People suffering illness

Obtain medical advice and wear the seat 

belt in the proper way. (

P.27)

When children are in the vehicle

P.55

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.

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 any 

authorized Lexus retailer or Lexus 

authorized repairer, or any reliable 

repairer.

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 any authorized Lexus 

retailer or Lexus authorized repairer, 

or any reliable repairer. Inappropriate 

handling may lead to incorrect opera-

tion.

Correct use of the seat belts

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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 
seat.

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. (

P.42)

When the child becomes large enough to 

properly wear the vehicle’s seat belt, fol-

low the instructions regarding seat belt 

usage. (

P.26)

Seat belt regulations

If seat belt regulations exist in the country 

where you reside, please contact any 

authorized Lexus retailer or Lexus author-

ized repairer, or any reliable repairer for 

seat belt replacement or installation.

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  .

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.

1

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

2

Push the seat belt shoulder anchor 
up while pressing the release but-
ton .

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

Fastening and releasing the seat 
belt

Adjusting the seat belt shoulder 
anchor height (front seats)

A

A

A

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For safety and security

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.

The pretensioners do not activate in the 
event of a minor frontal impact, a minor 
side impact, a rear impact or a vehicle 
rollover.

Replacing the belt after the 

pretensioner 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.

WARNING

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 (front 
seats and outboard second-row 
seats)

WARNING

Seat belt pretensioners

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 any authorized 

Lexus retailer or Lexus authorized 

repairer, or any reliable repairer.

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Location of the SRS airbags

RX300/RX350

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 airbag

Can help provide driver protection

SRS seat cushion airbag

Can help restrain the front passenger

SRS side and curtain shield airbags

SRS front side airbags

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

A

B

C

D

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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 curtain shield airbags

Can help protect primarily the head of occupants in the outer seats

RX350L

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 airbag

Can help provide driver protection

SRS seat cushion airbag

Can help restrain the front passenger

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 outboard second-row seats

E

F

A

B

C

D

E

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SRS curtain shield airbags

Can help protect primarily the head of occupants in the outer seats

SRS airbag system components

Front passenger airbag
“PASSENGER AIR BAG” indicator light
Front side airbags
Curtain shield airbags
Side impact sensors (rear)
SRS warning light
Airbag manual on-off switch
Driver airbag
Side impact sensors (front door)
Seat belt pretensioners and force limiters
Seat cushion airbag
Driver’s seat position sensor
Driver’s knee airbag
Driver’s seat belt buckle switch
Front passenger’s seat belt buckle switch
Front impact sensors
Airbag sensor assembly
RX300/RX350: Rear side airbags

F

A
B
C
D

E
F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N
O

P

Q

R

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RX350L: Rear side airbags (outboard second-row seats)
Side impact sensors (front)

The main SRS airbag system components are shown above. The SRS airbag sys-
tem is controlled by the airbag sensor assembly. 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 

emitted.

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.

All of the doors will be unlocked. 

(

P.113)

The brakes and stop lights will be con-

trolled automatically. (

P.396)

The interior lights will turn on automati-

cally. (

P.434)

The emergency flashers will turn on auto-

matically. (

P.518)

Fuel supply to the engine will be stopped. 

(

P.526)

Vehicle with ERA-GLONASS/EVAK: If 

any of the following situations occur, the 

system is designed to send an emergency 
call

*

 to the ERA-GLONASS/EVAK con-

trol center, notifying them of the vehicle’s 

location (without needing to push the 

“SOS” button) 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 

communicate, the agent automatically 

treats the call as an emergency and helps 

to dispatch the necessary emergency 

services. (

P.59)

• An SRS airbag is deployed.

• A seat belt pretensioner is activated.

• The vehicle is involved in a severe 

rear-end collision.

• The vehicle is involved in a rollover acci-

dent.

*

: In some cases, the call cannot be made. 

(

P.61)

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 20 - 30 

km/h [12 - 18 mph] frontal collision with a 

fixed wall that does not move or deform).

However, this threshold velocity will be 
considerably higher in the following situa-
tions:
• 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 

pretensioners will activate.

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 

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

pied.

The SRS seat cushion airbag on the front 

passenger seat will not operate if the 

occupant is not wearing a seat belt.

S

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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 

1500 kg [3300 lb.] vehicle colliding with 

the vehicle cabin from a direction per-

pendicular to the vehicle orientation at an 

approximate speed of 20 - 30 km/h [12 - 

18 mph]).

All SRS side and curtain shield airbags 

will deploy in the event of a severe frontal 

collision.

Conditions under which the SRS 

airbags may deploy (inflate), other than 

a collision

The SRS front airbags and SRS side and 

curtain shield airbags may also deploy if a 

serious impact occurs to the underside of 

your vehicle. Some examples are shown in 

the illustration.

Hitting a curb, edge of pavement or hard 

surface

Falling into or jumping over a deep hole

Landing hard or falling

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-

ment

Collision from the side at an angle

The SRS curtain shield airbags do not gen-

erally inflate if the vehicle is involved in a 

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

in a low-speed side or low-speed frontal 

collision.

Collision from the rear

Vehicle rollover

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When to contact any authorized Lexus 

retailer or Lexus authorized repairer, or 

any reliable repairer

In the following cases, the vehicle will 

require inspection and/or repair. Contact 

any authorized Lexus retailer or Lexus 

authorized repairer, or any reliable repairer 

as soon as possible.

Any of the SRS airbags have been 

inflated.

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 

airbag or lower portion of the instrument 

panel is scratched, cracked, or otherwise 

damaged.

The front passenger’s seat cushion sur-

face is scratched, cracked, or otherwise 

damaged.

The surface of the seats with the SRS side 

airbag is scratched, cracked, or other-

wise damaged.

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 

damaged.

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WARNING

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 

properly.

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.

Since the risk zone for the driver’s 

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

of inflation, placing yourself 250 mm 

(10 in.) from your driver airbag pro-

vides you with a clear margin of safety. 

This distance is measured from the 

center of the steering wheel to your 

breastbone. If you sit less than 250 

mm (10 in.) 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 

comfortably.

• Slightly recline the back of the seat.

Although vehicle designs vary, many 

drivers can achieve the 250 mm (10 

in.) 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 

feature.

• 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 above, while still maintaining 

control of the foot pedals, steering wheel, 

and your view of the instrument panel 

controls.

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 

airbag as possible with the seatback 

adjusted, so the front passenger sits 

upright.

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. (

P.42)

Do not sit on the edge of the seat or 

lean against the dashboard.

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WARNING

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-

lars.

Do not allow anyone to kneel on the 

passenger seats toward the door or 

put their head or hands outside the 

vehicle.

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 windows, 

front or rear pillar, roof side rail and 

assist grip. (Except for the speed limit 

sticker 

P.543)

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 

deploy.

If a vinyl cover is put on the area where 

the SRS knee airbag will deploy, be 

sure to remove it.

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WARNING

Do not use seat accessories which 

cover the parts where the SRS side 

airbags and SRS seat cushion airbag 

inflate as they may interfere with infla-

tion of the SRS airbags. Such accesso-

ries may prevent the side airbags and 

SRS seat cushion airbag from activat-

ing correctly, disable the system or 

cause the side airbags and SRS seat 

cushion airbag 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 mal-

function.

Do not touch any of the component 

parts immediately after the SRS 

airbags 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 any authorized Lexus 

retailer or Lexus authorized repairer, 

or any reliable repairer.

Modification and disposal of SRS 

airbag system components

Do not dispose of your vehicle or per-

form any of the following modifications 

without consulting any authorized Lexus 

retailer or Lexus authorized repairer, or 

any reliable repairer. The SRS airbags 

may malfunction or deploy (inflate) acci-

dentally, 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)

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 or 

winches

Modifications to the vehicle’s suspen-

sion system

Installation of electronic devices such 

as mobile two-way radios (RF-trans-

mitter) and CD players

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For safety and security

Exhaust gas precautions

Harmful substance to the human 
body is included in exhaust gases if 
inhaled.

WARNING

Exhaust gases include harmful carbon 

monoxide (CO), which is colorless and 

odorless. Observe the following precau-

tions.

Failure to do so may cause exhaust gases 

enter the vehicle and may lead to an 

accident caused by light-headedness, or 

may lead to death or a serious health 

hazard.

Important points while driving

Keep the back door closed.

If you smell exhaust gases in the vehi-

cle even when the back door is closed, 

open the windows and have the vehi-

cle inspected at any authorized Lexus 

retailer or Lexus authorized repairer, 

or any reliable repairer as soon as pos-

sible.

When parking

If the vehicle is in a poorly ventilated 

area or a closed area, such as a 

garage, stop the engine.

Do not leave the vehicle with the 

engine running for a long time.

If such a situation cannot be avoided, 

park the vehicle in an open space and 

ensure that exhaust fumes do not enter 

the vehicle interior.

Do not leave the engine running in an 

area with snow build-up, or where it is 

snowing. If snowbanks build up around 

the vehicle while the engine is running, 

exhaust gases may collect and enter 

the vehicle.

Exhaust pipe

The exhaust system needs to be checked 

periodically. If there is a hole or crack 

caused by corrosion, damage to a joint 

or abnormal exhaust noise, be sure to 

have the vehicle inspected and repaired 

by any authorized Lexus retailer or Lexus 

authorized repairer, or any reliable 

repairer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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