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3-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors

Be

fore
 driving

If “Key Left inside Vehicle” is shown on 

the multi-information display

An attempt was made to lock the doors 

using the smart entry & start system while 

the electronic key was still inside the vehi-

cle. Retrieve the electronic key from the 

vehicle and lock the doors again.

Battery-saving function

The battery-saving function will be acti-

vated in order to prevent the electronic key 

battery and the battery from being dis-

charged while the vehicle is not in operation 

for a long time.

In the following situations, the smart entry 

& start system may take some time to 

unlock the doors.

• The electronic key has been left in an 

area of approximately 2 m (6 ft.) of the 

outside of the vehicle for 10 minutes or 

longer.

• The smart entry & start system has not 

been used for 5 days or longer.

If the smart entry & start system has not 

been used for 14 days or longer, the 

doors cannot be unlocked at any doors 

except the driver’s door. In this case, take 

hold of the driver’s door handle, or use 

the wireless remote control or the 

mechanical key, to unlock the doors.

Turning an electronic key to bat-

tery-saving mode

When battery-saving mode is set, battery 

depletion is minimized by stopping the elec-

tronic key from receiving radio waves.

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 entry & start system cannot be used. 

To cancel the function, press any of the elec-

tronic key buttons.

Conditions affecting operation

The smart entry & start system, wireless 

remote control and engine immobilizer sys-

tem use weak radio waves. In the following 

situations, the communication between the 

electronic key and the vehicle may be 

affected, preventing the smart entry & start 

system, wireless remote control and engine 

immobilizer system from operating prop-

erly. (Ways of coping: 

P.570)

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 the electronic key is in contact 

with, or is covered by the following metal-

lic 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

• Portable radio, cellular phone, cordless 

phone or other wireless communication 

devices

Situation

Correction 

procedure

The engine switch was 
turned to ACCESSORY 
mode while the driver’s 
door was open (The 
driver’s door was opened 
when the engine switch 
was in ACCESSORY 
mode).

Turn the engine 
switch off and 
close the 
driver’s door.

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• Another vehicle’s electronic key, another 

electronic key of your vehicle, or a wire-

less 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 

window

When the electronic key is placed near a 

battery charger or electronic devices

When the vehicle is parked in a pay park-

ing spot where radio waves are emitted

Note for the entry function

Even when the electronic key is within the 

effective range (detection areas), the sys-

tem may not operate properly in the fol-

lowing cases:

• The electronic key is too close to the win-

dow 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 back door is 

opened.

• The electronic key is on the instrument 

panel, luggage compartment, 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 door 

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.

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 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 door will automatically be 

locked after approximately 30 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 function. (Use the wireless remote 

control to unlock the doors.)

Touching the door lock sensor while 

wearing gloves may delay or prevent lock 

operation. Remove the gloves and touch 

the lock sensor again.

If the door handle becomes wet while the 

electronic key is within the effective 

range, the door may lock and unlock 

repeatedly. In that case, follow the follow-

ing correction procedures to wash the 

vehicle:

• Place the electronic key in a location 2 m 

(6 ft.) 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 entry & start 

system. (

P.133)

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 all the 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 approach to the effective 

range or door handle may prevent the 

doors from being unlocked. In this case, 

return the door handle to the original 

position and check that the doors unlock 

before pulling the door handle again.

If there is another electronic key in the 

detection area, it may take slightly longer 

to unlock the doors after the door handle 

is gripped.

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3-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors

Be

fore
 driving

Fingernails may scrape against the door 

during operation of the door handle. Be 

careful not to injure fingernails or dam-

age the surface of the door.

When the vehicle is not driven for 

extended periods

To prevent theft of the vehicle, do not 

leave the electronic key within 2 m (6 ft.) 

of the vehicle.

The smart entry & start system can be 

deactivated in advance.

Setting the electronic key to battery-sav-

ing mode helps to reduce key battery 

depletion. (

P.133)

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 preven-

tion may not operate.)

If the smart entry & start system does 

not operate properly

If the doors cannot be locked or unlocked 

and the back door cannot be opened, 

perform the following.

• Bring the electronic key close to the door 

handle and perform a lock or unlock 

operation.

• Bring the electronic key close to the but-

ton on the back door (

P.117, 121) and 

press the button.

• Use the wireless remote control.
If the doors cannot be locked or unlocked 
by perform the above, use the mechanical 
key. (

P.570) However, if the mechanical 

key is used while the alarm system is set, 
the warning will sound. (

P.76)

If the engine cannot be started, refer to 

P.571

Customization

Some functions can be customized. 

(

P.592)

If the smart entry & start system has 

been deactivated in a customized set-

ting

Locking and unlocking the doors: Use 

the wireless remote control or mechani-

cal key. (

P.112, 121, 570)

Starting the engine and changing engine 

switch modes: 

P.571

Stopping the engine: 

P.261

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WARNING

Caution regarding interference with 

electronic devices

People with implantable cardiac pace-

makers, cardiac resynchronization 

therapy-pacemakers or implantable 

cardioverter defibrillators should 

maintain a reasonable distance 

between themselves and the smart 

entry & start system antennas. 

(

P.132)

The radio waves may affect the opera-

tion of such devices. If necessary, the 

entry function can be disabled. Ask 

any authorized Lexus retailer or Lexus 

authorized repairer, or any reliable 

repairer for details, such as the fre-

quency of radio waves and timing of 

the emitted radio waves. Then, consult 

your doctor to see if you should disa-

ble the entry function.

Users of any electrical medical device 

other than implantable cardiac pace-

makers, cardiac resynchronization 

therapy-pacemakers or implantable 

cardioverter defibrillators should con-

sult the manufacturer of the device for 

information about its operation under 

the influence of radio waves.

Radio waves could have unexpected 

effects on the operation of such medi-

cal devices.

Ask any authorized Lexus retailer or 

Lexus authorized repairer, or any reliable 

repairer for details on disabling the entry 

function.

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3-3. Adjusting the seats

Be

fore
 driving

3-3.Adjusting the seats

Seat position adjustment switch
Seat cushion (front) angle adjust-
ment switch
Vertical height adjustment switch
Seatback angle adjustment switch
Lumbar support firmness adjust-
ment switch
Lumbar support height adjustment 
switch (if equipped)
Seat cushion length adjustment 
switch (if equipped)

Power easy access system

The driver’s seat (on some models) and 

steering wheel move in accordance with 

engine switch mode and the driver’s seat 

belt condition. (

P.220)

Front seats

WARNING

When adjusting the seat position

Take care when adjusting the seat 

position to ensure that other passen-

gers 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.

Adjustment procedure

A
B

C
D

E

F

G

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3-3. Adjusting the seats

Rear seats

WARNING

When a rear seatback is folded

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may result in death or 

serious injury.

Do not fold down the rear seatbacks 

while driving.

Stop the vehicle on level ground, apply 

the parking brake and shift the shift 

lever to P.

Do not allow anyone to sit on a folded 

rear seatback or in the luggage com-

partment while driving.

Do not allow children to enter the lug-

gage compartment.

When operating the rear seatback

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may result in death or 

serious injury.

Make sure that passengers are clear of 

the rear seatback before operating it.

To prevent hands and other body parts 

from being caught, keep them away 

from the gaps in the seats and the mov-

ing parts of the seats when operating a 

rear seatback.

Power seat: Do not let children oper-

ate the rear seatback. Other passen-

gers may get caught in the seat.

Power seat: Make sure that all passen-

gers are clear of a seat before folding 

it. Do not let passengers sit in the seat 

while it is being folded.

Seat adjustment

Second-row seats: To reduce the risk of 

sliding under the lap belt during a colli-

sion, do not recline the seat more than 

necessary.
If the seat is reclined excessively, 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 seri-

ous injury in the event of an accident.

After adjusting the rear seats

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may result in death or 

serious injury.

Make sure that the rear seatback is 

securely locked in position by lightly 

pushing it back and forth.

Check that the seat belts are not 

twisted or caught between or behind 

in the rear seatback.

Arrange the seat belts in the proper 

positions for ready use.

Jam protection function (power seat)

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may result in death or 

serious injury.

Never use any part of your body to 

intentionally activate the jam protec-

tion function.

The jam protection function may not 

operate if something is caught just 

before the fully folded position. Be 

careful so that fingers, etc. do not get 

caught.

The jam protection function may not 

operate depending on the shape or 

position of the obstruction. Be careful 

so that fingers, etc. do not get caught.

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Be

fore
 driving

Manual seat

Seatback angle adjustment lever
Seat position adjustment lever

NOTICE

Before folding a rear seat seatback

Second-row seats: Make sure to stow 

the center seat seat belt buckle and 

armrest before folding the second-row 

seat seatbacks. (

P.452)

Third-row seats: Make sure that the 

third-row seats and trays are free of 

obstructions before folding the 

seatbacks. Otherwise the seat or tray 

may be damaged.

Adjustment procedure (RX300/RX350)

A
B

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Power seat

Seatback angle adjustment switch
Seat position adjustment lever

The rear seatbacks can be adjusted 

when (power seat)

When the rear seatback is in a position 
within the range 

 shown in the illustra-

tion, the rear seat operation switch (rear 

seat) can be used to adjust the rear 

seatback.

 is where the rear seatback is at its most 

upright position.

Fully reclining the rear seatback (power 

seat)

Operate the rear seat operation switch 

(rear seat) to recline the rear seatback and 

stop it partway. To set the rear seatback to 

the rearmost position, press the button 

again.

A
B

A

B

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Be

fore
 driving

Second-row seats (Separate seat)

Seatback angle adjustment lever
Seat position adjustment lever
Seatback folding lever

Second-row seats (Bench seat)

Seatback angle adjustment lever
Seat position adjustment lever
Seatback folding lever

Adjustment procedure (RX350L)

A
B
C

A
B
C

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3-3. Adjusting the seats

Third-row seats

Right seat fold switch (

P.218)

Right seat position adjustment switch (

P.219)

Right seat return switch (

P.218)

Left seat fold switch (

P.218)

Left seat position adjustment switch (

P.219)

Left seat return switch (

P.218)

Before folding the rear seatbacks

1

Stow the center seat seat belt 
buckle.

2

Lower the rear seat head restraints 
to the lowest position. (

P.224)

Folding the rear seatbacks (manual 
seat)

Using the seatback angle adjust-
ment lever

Pull the lever and fold the rear 
seatback.

Using the lever in the luggage com-
partment

Pull the lever and fold the rear 
seatback.

A
B
C
D

E
F

Folding the second-row seat 
seatbacks (RX300/RX350)

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3-3. Adjusting the seats

Be

fore
 driving

Folding the rear seatbacks (power 
seat)

Press and hold the fold switch until the 
rear seatback begins to operate.

A buzzer will sound and then the operation 
will start. When the operation is com-
pleted, the buzzer will sound again.
To stop the operation partway, press either 
side of the switch for the operating seat. 
Any rear seat operation switch for the 
operating seat, regardless of location, can 
be used to stop the operation. (A buzzer 
may sound depending on the position that 
the rear seatback is stopped.)

Using the seatback angle adjust-
ment switch

If the rear seatback is reclined, adjust it 
to the most upright position and then 
press the switch again.

Using the switch in the luggage 
compartment

Returning the rear seatbacks 
(manual seat)

1

Lift the rear seatback until it locks in 
position.

2

Check that the plate of the seat belt 
is on the front side of the seatback.

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Returning the rear seatbacks 
(power seat)

1

Press and hold the return switch 
until the rear seatback begins to 
operate.

A buzzer will sound and then the operation 

will start. When the operation is com-

pleted, the buzzer will sound twice again.
To stop the operation partway, press either 

side of the switch for the operating seat. 

Any rear seat operation switch for the 

operating seat, regardless of location, can 

be used to stop the operation. (A buzzer 

may sound depending on the position that 

the rear seatback is stopped.)

Using the seatback angle adjust-
ment switch

Using the switch in the luggage 
compartment

2

Check that the plate of the seat belt 
is on the front side of the seatback.

Folding the rear center seatback 
only

Pull the lock release lever on the back 
side of the seatback and fold the center 
seatback.

To return the rear center seatback to its 
original position, lift it until it locks in posi-
tion.

Engine switch mode conditions under 

which the rear seatbacks can be folded 

down or raised (power seat)

The rear seatbacks can be folded down or 

raised when the engine switch is in either of 

the following modes:

When the engine switch is turned off or in 

ACCESSORY mode

When the engine switch is in IGNITION 

ON mode and any of the following con-

ditions are met:

• The parking brake is engaged.

• The brake pedal is depressed.

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Be

fore
 driving

• The shift lever is in P.

The rear seatbacks can be folded down 

when (power seat)

When all of the following conditions are 

met, a rear seat operation switch can be 

used to fold down the rear seatback:

When using the rear seat operation 

switch (rear seat): The rear seatback is in 
a position within the range 

 shown in 

the illustration with the rear door nearest 
to the seat to be operated open (

 is 

where the rear seatback is at its most 

upright position)

When using the rear seat operation 

switch (luggage compartment): The rear 

seatback is in a position within the range 

 shown in the illustration with the back 

door open

The other seat operation switch for the 

seat to be operated is not being pressed.

The rear seatbacks can be raised when 

(power seat)

When all of the following conditions are 

met, a rear seat operation switch can be 

used to return the rear seatback:

When using the rear seat operation 

switch (rear seat): The rear seatback is in 
a position within the range 

 shown in 

the illustration with the back door open 
(

 is where the rear seatback is at its 

most upright position)

When using the rear seat operation 

switch (rear seat): The rear door nearest 

to the seat to be operated is open

The other seat operation switch for the 

seat to be operated is not being pressed.

Precautions for power seats (if 

equipped)

If a seat cover or seat cushion is used on a 

power seat, the power seat may not operate 

properly.

Before folding the seatback of a power seat, 

make sure that the seat and area around the 

seat is free of obstructions which may inter-

fere the operation.

Rear seatback jam protection function 

(power seat)

When folding or returning the seatback of a 

power seat, if an object is detected between 

the seatback and seat cushion or behind the 

seatback, the seatback may stop or move in 

the opposite direction slightly.
A buzzer will sound continuously when the 

seatback stops and intermittently when 

moving in the opposite direction.

A

C

B

A

B

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3-3. Adjusting the seats

Before folding the second-row seat 
seatbacks

1

To prevent the seat belt from being 
damaged, hook it to the seat belt 
hanger.

2

Stow the center seat seat belt 
buckle.

3

Lower the second-row seat head 
restraints to the lowest position. 
(

P.224)

Folding the second-row seat 
seatbacks

Separate seat

1

Pull the seatback angle adjustment 
lever and tilt the seatback forward.

2

Pull the seatback folding lever and 
fold the seatback.

Bench seat

1

Pull the seatback angle adjustment 
lever and tilt the seatback forward.

2

Pull the seatback folding lever and 
fold the seatback.

Returning the second-row seat 
seatbacks

Lift the second-row seat seatback until 
it locks in position.

Remove the secured seat belts from the 

Folding the second-row seat 
seatbacks (RX350L)

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Be

fore
 driving

seat belt hangers.

Folding the second-row center 
seatback only (Bench seat)

Pull the lock release lever on the back 
side of the seatback and fold the center 
seatback.

To return the second-row center seatback 
to its original position, lift it until it locks in 
position.

Before moving the second-row 
seat

To prevent the seat belt from being 
damaged, hook it to the seat belt 
hanger.

When entering/exiting the vehicle

Pull the seatback angle adjustment 
lever   or   to tilt the seatback for-
ward and then slide the seat forward.

Make sure that the second-row seat is free 
of passengers and obstructions before 
operating the seatback tilt lever.

After passengers have 
entered/exited the vehicle

Tilt back and slide the second-row seat 
until it locks in position.

Remove the secured seat belts from the 
seat belt hangers.

Moving the second-row seat for 
third-row seat access (RX350L)

A

B

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3-3. Adjusting the seats

Before folding the third-row seat 
seatbacks

1

To prevent the seat belt from being 
damaged, hook it to the seat belt 
hanger.

2

Lower the third-row seat head 
restraints to the lowest position. 
(

P.224)

Folding the third-row seat 
seatbacks

Press and hold the 

 side of the 

switch until the seatback is folded com-
pletely.

A buzzer will sound twice before the oper-
ation begins and twice when the operation 
is complete.

If the switch is released while the seatback 
is operating, the seatback will stop and a 
buzzer will sound continuously.

Returning the third-row seat 
seatbacks

Press and hold the 

 side of the 

switch until the seatback is fully upright.

A buzzer will sound twice before the oper-
ation begins and twice when the operation 
is complete.
If the switch is released while the seatback 
is operating, the seatback will stop and a 
buzzer will sound continuously.
Remove the secured seat belts from the 
seat belt hangers.

The third-row seats can be folded when

The vehicle is stopped.

The back door is open. (When using the 

switches in the luggage compartment)

A seat side switch and switch in the lug-

gage compartment are not being oper-

NOTICE

When moving the second-row seat 

for third-row seat access

Do not slide the second-row seat for-

ward if an electronic device is connected 

to the USB charging port on the rear 

console. Otherwise, the second-row 

seat may contact the electronic device, 

possibly resulting in damage to the 

device.

Folding the third-row seat 
seatbacks (RX350L)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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