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3

3-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors

Be

fore
 driving

Smart entry & start system

Carry the electronic key to enable this 
function.

WARNING

Do not allow a child to open or close 

the back door.

Doing so may cause the back door to 

move unexpectedly, or cause the child’s 

hands, arms, head, or neck to be caught 

by the closing back door.

Operating the back door

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may cause parts of the 

body to be caught, resulting in death or 

serious injury.

Remove any heavy loads, such as snow 

and ice, from the back door before 

opening it. Failure to do so may cause 

the back door to suddenly shut again 

after it is opened.

When opening or closing the back 

door, thoroughly check to make sure 

the surrounding area is safe.

If anyone is in the vicinity, make sure 

they are safe and let them know that 

the back door is about to open or 

close.

Use caution when opening or closing 

the back door in windy weather as it 

may move abruptly in strong wind.

The back door may suddenly shut if it is 

not opened fully. It is more difficult to 

open or close the back door on an 

incline than on a level surface, so 

beware of the back door unexpectedly 

opening or closing by itself. Make sure 

that the back door is fully open and 

secure before using the luggage com-

partment.

When closing the back door, take 

extra care to prevent your fingers, etc., 

from being caught.

When closing the back door, make 

sure to press it lightly on its outer sur-

face. If the back door handle is used to 

fully close the back door, it may result 

in hands or arms being caught.

Do not pull on the back door damper 

stay (

P.119) to close the back door, 

and do not hang on the back door 

damper stay.

Doing so may cause hands to be caught 

or the back door damper stay to break, 

causing an accident.

If a bicycle carrier or similar heavy 

object is attached to the back door, it 

may suddenly shut again after being 

opened, causing someone’s hands, 

arms, head or neck to be caught and 

injured. When installing an accessory 

part to the back door, using a genuine 

Lexus part is recommended.

Unlocking and locking the back 
door from the outside

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1

Locks all the doors

Check that the door is securely locked.

2

Unlocks all the doors

The doors cannot be unlocked for 3 sec-
onds after the doors are locked.

Wireless remote control

P.112

Door lock switch

P.114

Raise the back door while pressing up 
the back door opener switch.

Lower the back door using a back door 
handle, and make sure to push the 
back door down from the outside to 
close it.

Luggage compartment lights

The luggage compartment lights turn on 

when the back door is opened.

When the engine switch is turned off, the 

lights will go off automatically after 20 

minutes.

If the back door opener is inoperative

The back door can be unlocked from the 

inside.

1

Remove the cover.

To protect the cover, place a rag between 

the flathead screwdriver and cover as 

shown in the illustration.

2

Move the lever.

Use a flathead screwdriver to move the 

Locking and unlocking the back 
door from the inside

Opening the back door from the 
outside

When closing the back door

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fore
 driving

lever.

*

: If equipped

NOTICE

Back door damper stays

The back door is equipped with damper 
stays 

 that hold the back door in place.

Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may cause damage to 
the back door damper stay 

, resulting 

in malfunction.

Do not attach any foreign objects, such 

as stickers, plastic sheets, or adhesives 

to the damper stay rod.

Do not touch the damper stay rod with 

gloves or other fabric items.

Do not attach any accessories other 

than genuine Lexus parts to the back 

door.

Do not place your hand on the damper 

stay or apply lateral forces to it.

A

A

Power back door

*

The power back door can be 
opened using the power back door 
opener switch, smart entry & start 
system or wireless remote control.

WARNING

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may result in death or 

serious injury.

Before driving the vehicle

Before driving the vehicle, make sure 

that the power back door is fully closed. If 

the power back door is not fully closed, it 

may open unexpectedly while driving, 

causing an accident.

Caution while driving

Keep the power back door closed 

while driving.

If the power back door is left open, it may 

hit nearby objects while driving or lug-

gage may be unexpectedly thrown out, 

causing an accident.
In addition, exhaust gases may enter the 

vehicle, causing death or a serious health 

hazard. Make sure to close the power 

back door before driving.

Never let anyone sit in the luggage 

compartment. In the event of sudden 

braking, sudden swerving or a colli-

sion, they are susceptible to death or 

serious injury.

When children are in the vehicle

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may result in death or 

serious injury.

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WARNING

Do not allow children to play in the lug-

gage compartment.

If a child is accidentally locked in the lug-

gage compartment, they could have heat 

exhaustion or other injuries.

Do not allow a child to open or close 

the power back door.

Doing so may cause the power back 

door to move unexpectedly, or cause the 

child’s hands, arms, head, or neck to be 

caught by the closing power back door.

Operating the power back door

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may cause parts of the 

body to be caught, resulting in death or 

serious injury.

Remove any heavy loads, such as snow 

and ice, from the power back door 

before opening it. Failure to do so may 

cause the power back door to sud-

denly shut again after it is opened.

When opening or closing the power 

back door, thoroughly check to make 

sure the surrounding area is safe.

If anyone is in the vicinity, make sure 

they are safe and let them know that 

the power back door is about to open 

or close.

Use caution when opening or closing 

the power back door in windy weather 

as it may move abruptly in strong wind.

The power back door may suddenly 

shut if it is not opened fully. It is more 

difficult to open or close the back door 

on an incline than on a level surface, so 

beware of the back door unexpectedly 

opening or closing by itself. Make sure 

that the back door is fully open and 

secure before using the luggage com-

partment.

When closing the power back door, 

take extra care to prevent your fingers, 

etc., from being caught.

When closing the power back door, 

make sure to press it lightly on its outer 

surface. If the back door handle is used 

to fully close the power back door, it 

may result in hands or arms being 

caught.

Do not pull on the back door spindle 

(

P.128) to close the power back 

door, and do not hang on the back 

door spindle.

Doing so may cause hands to be caught 

or the back door spindle to break, caus-

ing an accident.

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3

3-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors

Be

fore
 driving

Smart entry & start system

Carry the electronic key to enable this 
function.

1

Locks all the doors

Check that the door is securely locked.

2

Unlocks all the doors

The doors cannot be unlocked for 3 sec-
onds after the doors are locked.

Wireless remote control

P.110

Door lock switch

P.114

Opening/closing the power back 
door using the wireless remote 
control

Press and hold the switch for approxi-
mately 1 second.

The power back door can be operated 
when it is unlocked

*

.

Pressing the switch while the power back 
door is opening/closing will stop the oper-
ation.
Pressing and holding the switch again for 
approximately 1 second will operate the 
power back door in the opposite direction.

*

: Opening of the power back door when it 

is locked can be enabled by a custom-
ized setting. (

P.592)

Opening/closing the power back 
door from the inside

Press and hold the switch for approxi-
mately 1 second.

WARNING

If a bicycle carrier or similar heavy 

object is attached to the power back 

door, it may suddenly shut again after 

being opened, causing someone’s 

hands, arms, head or neck to be 

caught and injured. When installing an 

accessory part to the power back 

door, using a genuine Lexus part is 

recommended.

Unlocking and locking the 
power back door from the out-
side

Unlocking and locking the 
power back door from the inside

Opening/closing the power back 
door

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A buzzer will sound and the power back 
door will automatically open or close. 
However, if the power back door is locked, 
it will not open.
Pressing the switch while the power back 
door is opening/closing will stop the oper-
ation.
Pressing and holding the switch again for 
approximately 1 second will operate the 
power back door in the opposite direction.

Back door opener switch

Open

When the power back door is unlocked: 
Press the back door opener switch.
When the power back door is locked: 
While carrying an electronic key, press and 
hold the back door opener switch.
A buzzer will sound and the power back 
door will automatically open.
Pressing the switch while the power back 
door is opening/closing will stop the oper-
ation.

Close

Press the 

 switch.

A buzzer will sound and the power back 
door will automatically close.

Pressing the 

 switch while the power 

back door is closing will stop the operation. 
Pressing the switch again will open the 
power back door automatically.

Close the back door and lock all 
doors (close & lock function)

Press the 

 switch.

The power back door will close and all of 
the doors will be locked at the same time.
A different buzzer than the normal one will 
sound and the power back door will begin 
closing automatically. When the power 
back door is closed, all of the doors will 
lock simultaneously and operation signals 
will indicate that all of the doors have been 
locked.

If the 

 switch is pressed while the power 

back door is closing, the operation will 
stop.
Pressing the switch again will open the 
power back door automatically.
The double locking system will not operate 
at this time.

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Be

fore
 driving

Closing the power back door using 
the back door handle

Lower the power back door using the 
back door handle, then a buzzer will 
sound and the power back door will 
automatically close.

Hands Free Power Back Door (if 
equipped)

1

While carrying an electronic key, 
stand within the smart entry & start 
system operation range, approxi-
mately 50 to 60 cm (19.7 to 23.6 
in.) from the rear bumper.

Kick sensor
Hands Free Power Back Door 
operation detection area
Smart entry & start system opera-
tion detection area (

P.132)

2

Perform a kick operation by mov-
ing your foot to within approxi-
mately 10 cm (3.9 in.) of the rear 
bumper and then pulling it back.

Perform the entire kick operation 
within 1 second.

The Hands Free Power Back Door 
will not start operating while a foot is 
detected under the rear bumper.

Operate the Hands Free Power 
Back Door without contacting the 
rear bumper with your foot.

If another electronic key is in the 
cabin or luggage compartment, it 
may take slightly longer than normal 
for the operation to occur.

Kick sensor
Hands Free Power Back Door 
operation detection area

3

When the kick sensor detects that 
your foot is pulled back, a buzzer 
will sound and the power back door 
will automatically fully open/close.

A
B

C

A
B

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If kick operation is performed again in the 

middle of back door operating, the opera-

tion will stop.

Hands free close & lock function* 
(vehicles with Hands Free Power 
Back Door)

*

: This setting can be customized by your 

Lexus dealer.

If the power back door is closed using a 
Hands Free Power Back Door close 
operation, all of the doors will be 
locked at the same time.

A different buzzer than the normal one will 
sound before the power back door begins 
to close. The door lock operation signals 
will operate to indicate that the power back 
door has closed and all of the doors have 
locked simultaneously.
If a Hands Free Power Back Door opera-
tion is performed while the power back 
door is operating, the power back door will 
stop.
If a Hands Free Power Back Door opera-
tion is performed again, the power back 
door will open.

Luggage compartment lights

The luggage compartment lights turn on 

when the back door is opened.

When the engine switch is turned off, the 

lights will go off automatically after 20 

minutes.

Power back door operating conditions

If the following conditions are met with the 

power back door operation enabled, the 

power back door can be opened and 

closed automatically.

The power back door is unlocked. How-

ever, the power back door will operate if 

it is locked, in the following situations:

• When an electronic key is being carried 

and the back door opener switch is 

pressed.

• When opening of the power back door 

using the wireless remote control when it 

is locked is enabled. (

P.592)

When the engine switch is in IGNITION 

ON mode, the vehicle speed must be 

lower than 3 km/h (2 mph) and one of 

the following conditions must be met in 

addition to the above conditions:

• The parking brake is engaged.

• The brake pedal is depressed.

• The shift lever is in P.

Close & lock function operating condi-

tions

This function can be operated when all of 

the following conditions are met:
• An electronic key is not detected within 

the vehicle.

• All of the doors other than the power 

back door are closed.

• The engine switch is off.

Hands Free Power Back Door operating 

conditions (if equipped)

The Hands Free Power Back Door (kick 

sensor) setting is on.

When an electronic key is carried within 

the operation range.

Hands free close & lock function oper-

ating conditions (vehicles with Hands 

Free Power Back Door)

This function can be operated when all of 

the following conditions are met:
• The hands free close & lock function set-

ting is on.

• The Hands Free Power Back Door oper-

ating conditions are met.

• An electronic key is not detected within 

the vehicle.

• All of the doors other than the power 

back door are closed.

• The engine switch is off.

Back door closer

In the event that the power back door is left 

slightly open, the back door closer will auto-

matically close it to the fully closed position.

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 driving

The back door closer can function when 

the engine switch is in any mode.

The power back door can be opened 

using the back door opener switch even if 

the back door closer is operating.

Operation of the power back door

When the power back door begins to 

operate, a buzzer will sound.

When the power back door is disabled, 

the power back door will not operate but 

can be opened and closed manually.

The power back door turns to manual 

operation when the back door opener 

switch is pressed while the power back 

door is in an automatic opening/closing 

operation.

If anything obstructs the power back 

door while opening, a buzzer will sound 

and the power back door will stop imme-

diately. If anything obstructs the power 

back door while closing, a buzzer will 

sound and the power back door will auto-

matically move slightly in the opposite 

direction and then stop.

Back door reserve lock function

This function reserves the locking of the 

power back door when the power back 

door is open. If the following operations are 

performed, all of the doors except the 

power back door will lock and then the 

power back door will lock when it is com-

pletely closed.

1

Close all of the doors, except the power 

back door.

2

Perform an automatic closing operation 

of the power back door and lock the 

doors using the wireless remote control 

(

P.110) or smart entry & start system 

(

P.112) while the power back door is 

closing.

Also, if the back door does not fully close 

due to the operation of the jam protection 

function, etc., while the back door is auto-

matically closing after a reserve lock opera-

tion is performed, the reserve lock function 

is canceled and all the doors will unlock.

Situations in which the close & lock 

function may not operate properly

In the following situations, the close & lock 

function may not operate properly:

If the 

 switch on the lower part of the 

power back door (

P.122) is pressed by 

a hand which is holding an electronic key

If the 

 switch on the lower part of the 

power back door (

P.122) is pressed 

when the electronic key is in a bag, etc. 

that is placed on the ground

If the 

 switch on the lower part of the 

power back door (

P.122) is pressed 

with the electronic key not near the vehi-

cle.

Situations in which the Hands Free 

Power Back Door may not operate 

properly (if equipped)

In the following situations, the Hands Free 

Power Back Door may not operate prop-

erly:

When a foot remains under the rear 

bumper

If the rear bumper is strongly hit with a 

foot or is touched for a while

If the rear bumper has been touched for a 

while, wait for a short time before 

attempting to operate the Hands Free 

Power Back Door again.

When standing excessively close to the 

rear bumper

When an external radio wave source 

interferes with the communication 

between the electronic key and the vehi-

cle (

P.133)

When the vehicle is parked near metal, or 

an external radio wave or electrical noise 

source which affects the sensitivity of the 

Hands Free Power Back Door, such as a 

pay parking spot, gas station, electrically 

heated road, fluorescent light, or metal 

plate

When the vehicle is near a TV tower, 

electric power plant, radio station, large 

display, airport or other facility that gen-

erates strong radio waves or electrical 

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noise

When a large amount of water is applied 

to the rear bumper, such as when the 

vehicle is being washed or in heavy rain

When mud, snow, ice, etc. is attached to 

the rear bumper

When the vehicle has been parked for a 

while near objects that may move and 

contact the rear bumper, such as plants

When an accessory is installed to the rear 

bumper

If an accessory has been installed, turn the 

Hands Free Power Back Door (kick sen-

sor) operation setting off.

RX350L with a compact spare tire: 

When a tire other than the spare tire is 

stored in the spare tire storage area

Preventing unintentional operation of 

the Hands Free Power Back Door (if 

equipped)

When an electronic key is in the operation 

detection area, the Hands Free Power Back 

Door may operate unintentionally, so be 

careful in the following situations:

When a large amount of water is applied 

to the rear bumper, such as when the 

vehicle is being washed or in heavy rain

When dirt is wiped off the rear bumper

When a small animal or small object, such 

as a ball, moves under the rear bumper

When an object is moved from under the 

rear bumper

If someone is swinging their legs while sit-

ting on the rear bumper

If the legs or another part of someone’s 

body contacts the rear bumper while 

passing by the vehicle

When the vehicle is parked near an elec-

trical noise source which affects the sen-

sitivity of the Hands Free Power Back 

Door, such as a pay parking spot, gas sta-

tion, electrically heated road, or fluores-

cent light

When the vehicle is near a TV tower, 

electric power plant, radio station, large 

display, airport or other facility that gen-

erates strong radio waves or electrical 

noise

When the vehicle is parked in a place 

where objects such as plants are near the 

rear bumper

If luggage, etc. is set near the rear 

bumper

If accessories or a vehicle cover is 

installed/removed near the rear bumper

When the vehicle is being towed

To prevent unintentional operation, turn the 

Hands Free Power Back Door (kick sensor) 

operation setting off.

When reconnecting the battery

To enable the power back door to operate 

properly, close the power back door manu-

ally.

Jam protection function

Sensors are installed in the right and left 

sides of the power back door. When the 

door is automatically closing and the sen-

sors are pushed due to an object being 

caught, etc., the jam protection function will 

operate.
From that position the door will automati-

cally move a little in the opposite direction 

and then the function will stop.

If the power back door opener is inoper-

ative

The power back door can be unlocked from 

the inside

1

Remove the cover.

To protect the cover, place a rag between 

the flathead screwdriver and cover as 

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Be

fore
 driving

shown in the illustration.

2

Move the lever.

Customization

Some functions can be customized. 

(

P.592)

WARNING

Back door closer

In the event that the power back door 

is left slightly open, the back door 

closer will automatically close it to the 

fully closed position. It takes several 

seconds before the back door closer 

begins to operate. Be careful not to get 

fingers caught or anything else in the 

power back door, as this may cause 

bone fractures or other serious inju-

ries.

Use caution when using the back door 

closer as it still operates when the 

power back door system is disabled.

Power back door

Observe the following precautions when 

operating the power back door.

Failure to do so may cause death or seri-

ous injury.

Check the safety of the surrounding 

area to make sure there are no obsta-

cles or anything that could cause any 

of your belongings to get caught.

If anyone is in the vicinity, make sure 

they are safe and let them know that 

the power back door is about to open 

or close.

If the power back door system is disa-

bled while the power back door is 

operating, the power back door will 

stop operating. The power back door 

must then be operated manually. Take 

extra care in this situation, as the 

power back door may open or close 

suddenly.

If the operating conditions of the 

power back door (

P.124) are no 

longer met, a buzzer may sound and 

the power back door may stop open-

ing or closing. The power back door 

must then be operated manually. Take 

extra care on an incline in this situation, 

as the power back door may move 

suddenly.

On an incline, the power back door 

may suddenly shut after it opens. Make 

sure the power back door is fully open 

and secure.

In the following situations, the power 

back door may detect an abnormality 

and automatic operation may be 

stopped. In this case, the power back 

door must then be operated manually. 

Take extra care in this situation, as the 

stopped power back door may sud-

denly open or close, causing an acci-

dent.

• When the power back door contacts 

an obstacle

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WARNING

• When the battery voltage suddenly 

drops, such as when the engine switch 

is turned to IGNITION ON mode or 

the engine is started during automatic 

operation

If a bicycle carrier or similar heavy 

object is attached to the power back 

door, the power back door may not 

operate, causing a malfunction, or the 

power back door may suddenly shut 

again after being opened, causing 

someone’s hands, arms, head or neck 

to be caught and injured. When install-

ing an accessory part to the power 

back door, using a genuine Lexus part 

is recommended.

Jam protection function

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may cause death or seri-

ous injury.

Never use any part of your body to 

intentionally activate the jam protec-

tion function.

The jam protection function may not 

work if something gets caught just 

before the power back door fully 

closes. Be careful not to get fingers 

caught or anything else.

The jam protection function may not 

work depending on the shape of the 

object that is caught. Be careful not to 

catch fingers or anything else.

Hands Free Power Back Door (if 

equipped)

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may cause death or seri-

ous injury.

Check the safety of the surrounding 

area to make sure there are no obsta-

cles or anything that could cause any 

of your belongings to get caught.

Exhaust gasses cause the exhaust 

pipes to become quite hot. When 

operating the Hands Free Power Back 

Door, be careful not to touch the 

exhaust pipe.

Do not operate the Hands Free Power 

Back Door if there is little space under 

the rear bumper.

NOTICE

Back door spindles

The power back door is equipped with 
spindles 

 that hold the power back 

door in place.
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may cause damage to 
the back door spindle 

, resulting in 

malfunction.

Do not attach any foreign objects, such 

as stickers, plastic sheets, or adhesives 

to the spindle rod.

Do not attach any accessories other 

than genuine Lexus parts to the power 

back door.

Do not place your hand on the spindle 

or apply lateral forces to it.

To prevent back door closer malfunc-

tion

Do not apply excessive force to the 

power back door while the back door 

closer is operating. Applying excessive 

force may cause the back door closer 

to malfunction.

A

A

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Be

fore
 driving

NOTICE

If the power back door is opened and 

closed repeatedly in a short amount of 

time, the back door closer may stop 

operating. In this case, manually open 

the power back door once and wait for 

a while before attempting to close it 

again.

To prevent malfunction of the power 

back door

Make sure that there is no ice between 

the power back door and frame that 

would prevent movement of the power 

back door. Operating the power back 

door when excessive load is present 

on the power back door may cause a 

malfunction.

Do not apply excessive force to the 

power back door while the power 

back door is operating.

Take care not to damage the sensors 

installed on the right and left edges of 

the power back door (

P.126) with a 

knife or other sharp object. If a sensor 

is disconnected, the power back door 

will not close automatically.

Close & lock function/Hands free 

close & lock function

When closing the power back door using 

the close & lock function/hands free 

close & lock function, a different buzzer 

than the normal one will sound before 

the operation begins.

To check that the operation has started 

correctly, check that a different buzzer 

than the normal one has sounded.

Additionally, when the power back door 

is fully closed and locked, operation sig-

nals will indicate that all of the doors have 

been locked.

Before leaving the vehicle, make sure 

that the operational signals have oper-

ated and that all of the doors are locked.

Hands Free Power Back Door pre-

cautions (if equipped)

The kick sensor is located behind lower 

center part of the rear bumper. Observe 

the following to ensure that the Hands 

Free Power Back Door function operates 

properly:

Keep the lower center part of the rear 

bumper clean at all times.

If the lower center part of the rear 

bumper is dirty or covered with snow, the 

Hands Free Power Back Door may not 

operate. In this situation, clean off the dirt 

or snow, move the vehicle from the cur-

rent position and then check if the Hands 

Free Power Back Door operates. If it 

does not operate, have the vehicle 

inspected by any authorized Lexus 

retailer or Lexus authorized repairer, or 

any reliable repairer.

Do not apply coatings that have a rain 

clearing (hydrophilic) effect, or other 

coatings, to the lower center part of 

the rear bumper.

Do not park the vehicle near objects 

that may move and contact the lower 

center part of the rear bumper, such as 

grass or trees.

If the vehicle has been parked for a while 

near objects that may move and contact 

the lower center part of the rear bumper, 

such as grass or trees, the Hands Free 

Power Back Door may not operate. In 

this situation, move the vehicle from the 

current position and then check if the 

Hands Free Power Back Door operates. 

If it does not operate, have the vehicle 

inspected by any authorized Lexus 

retailer or Lexus authorized repairer, or 

any reliable repairer.

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The power back door system can be 
enabled/disabled on the multi-informa-
tion display. (

P.91)

1

Press 

 or 

 of the meter con-

trol switches and select 

.

2

Press 

 or 

 of the meter con-

trol switches, select the “Vehicle 
Settings” and then press 

.

3

Press 

 or 

 of the meter con-

trol switches, select 

 and 

then press 

.

4

Press 

 or 

 of the meter con-

trol switches, and then select 
“PBD”.

5

ON and OFF will be switched over 
with presses of 

 on the meter 

control switches.

When OFF is selected and the operations 
of the power back door is made to stop 
from the 

 of multi-information display, 

unless it is set to ON, the operation of the 
power back door will not return. (No 
return in the engine switch operation)

The Hands Free Power Back Door 
(kick sensor) can be enabled/disabled 
on the multi-information display. 
(

P.91)

1

Press 

 or 

 of the meter con-

trol switches and select 

.

2

Press 

 or 

 of the meter con-

trol switches, select the “Vehicle 
Settings” and then press 

.

3

Press 

 or 

 of the meter con-

trol switches, select 

 and 

then press 

.

4

Press 

 or 

 of the meter con-

trol switches, and then select “Kick 
Sensor”.

NOTICE

Do not subject the rear bumper or its 

surrounding area to a strong impact.

If the rear bumper or its surrounding area 

has been subjected to a strong impact, 

the Hands Free Power Back Door may 

not operate properly.
If the Hands Free Power Back Door does 

not operate in the following situations, 

have the vehicle inspected by any 

authorized Lexus retailer or Lexus 

authorized repairer, or any reliable 

repairer.
• The kick sensor or its surrounding area 

has been subjected to a strong impact.

• The lower center part of the rear 

bumper is scratched or damaged.

Do not disassemble the rear bumper.

Do not attach stickers to the rear 

bumper.

Do not paint the rear bumper.

If a bicycle carrier or similar heavy 

object is attached to the power back 

door, disable the Hands Free Power 

Back Door (kick sensor).

Canceling the power back door 
system

Canceling the Hands Free 
Power Back Door (if equipped)

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 driving

5

ON and OFF will be switched over 
with presses of 

 on the meter 

control switches.

When OFF is selected and the operations 
of the Hands Free Power Back Door is 
made to stop from the 

 of multi-infor-

mation display, unless it is set to ON, the 
operation of the Hands Free Power Back 
Door will not return. (No return in the 
engine switch operation)

The open position of the power back-
door can be adjusted.

1

Stop the power back door at the 
desired position. (

P.121)

2

Press and hold the 

 switch on 

the lower part of the power back 
door for 2 seconds.

When setting is complete, a buzzer 
will sound 4 times.

The next time the power back door 
is opened, it will stop at that position.

Returning the power back door opening 

position to the default setting

Press and hold the 

 switch on the 

lower part of the power back door for 7 

seconds.
A buzzer will sound twice. The next time 
the power back door is opened, it will open 
to the default position.

Customization

The opening position can be set with the 

navigation system or multimedia system.
Priority for the stop position is given to the 
last position set by either the 

 switch, 

navigation system or multimedia system.
(Customizable features:

P.592)

Adjusting the open position of 
the power back door

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Antenna location

Antennas outside the cabin
Antennas inside the cabin
Antenna outside the luggage compart-
ment

Effective range (areas within which the 

electronic key is detected)

When locking or unlocking the doors

The system can be operated when the 
electronic key is within about 0.7 m (2.3 ft.) 
of an outside door handle. (Only the doors 
detecting the key can be operated.)

When starting the engine or changing 
engine switch modes

The system can be operated when the 
electronic key is inside the vehicle.

Alarms and warning messages

An alarm sounds and warning messages 

are displayed on the multi-information dis-

play to protect against unexpected acci-

dents or theft of the vehicle resulting from 

erroneous operation. When a warning mes-

sage is displayed, take appropriate meas-

ures based on the displayed message. 

(

P.536)

When only an alarm sounds, circumstances 

and correction procedures are as follows.

When an exterior alarm sounds once for 

5 seconds

When an interior alarm sounds continu-

ously

Smart entry & start system

The following operations can be 
performed simply by carrying the 
electronic key (including the card 
key) on your person, for example in 
your pocket. The driver should 
always carry the electronic key.

Locks and unlocks the doors 
(

P.112)

Locks and unlocks the back door 
(

P.117, 121)

Starts and stops the engine 
(

P.259)

A
B
C

Situation

Correction 

procedure

An attempt was made to 
lock the vehicle while a 
door was open.

Close all of the 
doors and lock 
the doors 
again.

A

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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