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4-5. Using the driving support systems

turned off, automatic re-enabling will not 

occur when vehicle speed increases.

Operating conditions of Active Corner-

ing Assist

The system operates when the following 

occurs.

TRC/VSC can operate

The driver is attempting to accelerate 

while turning

The system detects that the vehicle is 

drifting to the outer side

The brake pedal is released

Operating conditions of emergency 

brake signal

When the following conditions are met, the 

emergency brake signal will operates:

The emergency flashers are off

Actual vehicle speed is over 55 km/h 

(35 mph)

The system judges from the vehicle 

deceleration that it is a sudden braking 

operation

Automatic system cancelation of emer-

gency brake signal

The emergency brake signal will be 

canceled in any of the following situations:

The emergency flashers are turned on

The system judges from the vehicle 

deceleration that it is not a sudden brak-

ing operation

Secondary Collision Brake operating 

conditions

The system operates when the SRS airbag 

sensor detects a collision while the vehicle 

is in motion.

However, the system does not operate in 

any of the following situations.

The vehicle speed is below 10 km/h (6 

mph)

Components are damaged

Secondary Collision Brake automatic 

cancellation

The system is automatically canceled in any 

of the following situations.

The vehicle speed drops below approxi-

mately 10 km/h (6 mph)

A certain amount of time elapses during 

operation

The accelerator pedal is depressed a 

large amount

WARNING

The ABS does not operate effectively 

when

The limits of tire gripping performance 

have been exceeded (such as exces-

sively worn tires on a snow covered 

road).

The vehicle hydroplanes while driving 

at high speed on wet or slick roads.

Stopping distance when the ABS is 

operating may exceed that of normal 

conditions

The ABS is not designed to shorten the 

vehicle’s stopping distance. Always main-

tain a safe distance from the vehicle in 

front of you, especially in the following 

situations:

When driving on dirt, gravel or 

snow-covered roads

When driving with tire chains

When driving over bumps in the road

When driving over roads with potholes 

or uneven surfaces

TRC/VSC may not operate effec-

tively when

Directional control and power may not 

be achievable while driving on slippery 

road surfaces, even if the TRC/VSC sys-

tem is operating. Drive the vehicle care-

fully in conditions where stability and 

power may be lost.

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Driving

WARNING

Active Cornering Assist does not 

operate effectively when

Do not overly rely on Active Corner-

ing Assist. Active Cornering Assist 

may not operate effectively when 

accelerating down slopes or driving on 

slippery road surfaces.

When Active Cornering Assist fre-

quently operates, Active Cornering 

Assist may temporarily stop operating 

to ensure proper operation of the 

brakes, TRC and VSC.

Hill-start assist control does not oper-

ate effectively when

Do not overly rely on hill-start assist 

control. Hill-start assist control may 

not operate effectively on steep 

inclines and roads covered with ice.

Unlike the parking brake, hill-start 

assist control is not intended to hold 

the vehicle stationary for an extended 

period of time. Do not attempt to use 

hill-start assist control to hold the vehi-

cle on an incline, as doing so may lead 

to an accident.

When the TRC/VSC/Trailer Sway 

Control is activated

The slip indicator light flashes. Always 

drive carefully. Reckless driving may 

cause an accident. Exercise particular 

care when the indicator light flashes.

When the TRC/VSC/Trailer Sway 

Control systems are turned off

Be especially careful and drive at a 

speed appropriate to the road condi-

tions. As these are the systems to help 

ensure vehicle stability and driving 

force, do not turn the 

TRC/VSC/Trailer Sway Control sys-

tems off unless necessary.

Trailer Sway Control is part of the VSC 

system and will not operate if VSC is 

turned off or experiences a malfunc-

tion.

Replacing tires

Make sure that all tires are of the speci-

fied size, brand, tread pattern and total 

load capacity. In addition, make sure that 

the tires are inflated to the recom-

mended tire inflation pressure level.
The ABS, TRC, Trailer Sway Control and 

VSC systems will not function correctly if 

different tires are installed on the vehicle.

Contact any authorized Lexus retailer or 

Lexus authorized repairer, or any reliable 

repairer for further information when 

replacing tires or wheels.

Handling of tires and the suspension

Using tires with any kind of problem or 

modifying the suspension will affect the 

driving assist systems, and may cause a 

system to malfunction.

Trailer Sway Control precaution

The Trailer Sway Control system is not 

able to reduce trailer sway in all situa-

tions. Depending on many factors such 

as the conditions of the vehicle, trailer, 

road surface and driving environment, 

the Trailer Sway Control system may not 

be effective. Refer to your trailer owner’s 

manual for information on how to tow 

your trailer properly.

If trailer sway occurs

Observe the following precautions.

Failing to do so may cause death or seri-

ous injury.

Firmly grip the steering wheel. Steer 

straight ahead. Do not try to control 

trailer sway by turning the steering 

wheel.

Begin releasing the accelerator pedal 

immediately but very gradually to 

reduce speed.

Do not increase speed. Do not apply 

vehicle brakes.

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WARNING

If you make no extreme correction with 

the steering or brakes, your vehicle and 

trailer should stabilize. (

P.252)

Secondary Collision Brake

Do not rely solely upon the Secondary 

Collision Brake. This system is designed 

to help reduce the possibility of further 

damage due to a secondary collision, 

however, that effect changes according 

to various conditions. Overly relying on 

the system may result in death or serious 

injury.

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4-6. Driving tips

Driving

4-6.Driving tips

Use fluids that are appropriate to 
the prevailing outside temperatures.

• Engine  oil
• Engine coolant
• Washer  fluid

Have a service technician inspect 
the condition of the battery.

Have the vehicle fitted with four 
snow tires or purchase a set of tire 
chains for the front tires.

Ensure that all tires are of the specified size 
and the same brand, and that chains match 
the size of the tires.

Perform the following according to the 
driving conditions:

Do not try to forcibly open a window 
or move a wiper that is frozen. Pour 
warm water over the frozen area to 

Winter driving tips

Carry out the necessary prepara-
tions and inspections before driving 
the vehicle in winter. Always drive 
the vehicle in a manner appropriate 
to the prevailing weather condi-
tions.

Pre-winter preparations

WARNING

Driving with snow tires

Observe the following precautions to 

reduce the risk of accidents.

Failure to do so may result in a loss of 

vehicle control and cause death or seri-

ous injury.

Use tires of the specified size.

Maintain the recommended level of air 

pressure.

Do not drive at speeds in excess of the 

speed limit or the speed limit specified 

for the snow tires being used.

Use snow tires on all, not just some 

wheels.

Driving with tire chains

Observe the following precautions to 

reduce the risk of accidents.

Failure to do so may result in the vehicle 

being unable to be driven safely, and may 

cause death or serious injury.

Do not drive in excess of the speed 

limit specified for the tire chains being 

used, or 50 km/h (30 mph), which-

ever is lower.

Avoid driving on bumpy road surfaces 

or over potholes.

Avoid sudden acceleration, abrupt 

steering, sudden braking and shifting 

operations that cause sudden engine 

braking.

Slow down sufficiently before entering 

a curve to ensure that vehicle control is 

maintained.

Do not use the LTA (Lane Tracing 

Assist) system. (if equipped)

NOTICE

Repairing or replacing snow tires

Request repairs or replacement of snow 

tires from any authorized Lexus retailer 

or Lexus authorized repairer, or any reli-

able repairer or legitimate tire retailers.

This is because the removal and attach-

ment of snow tires affects the operation 

of the tire pressure warning valves and 

transmitters.

Before driving the vehicle

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4-6. Driving tips

melt the ice. Wipe away the water 
immediately to prevent it from 
freezing.

To ensure proper operation of the 
climate control system fan, remove 
any snow that has accumulated on 
the air inlet vents in front of the 
windshield.

Check for and remove any excess 
ice or snow that may have accumu-
lated on the exterior lights, vehicle’s 
roof, chassis, around the tires or on 
the brakes.

Remove any snow or mud from the 
bottom of your shoes before getting 
in the vehicle.

Accelerate the vehicle slowly, keep a 
safe distance between you and the 
vehicle ahead, and drive at a reduced 
speed suitable to road conditions.

Park the vehicle and move the shift 
lever to P without setting the park-
ing brake. The parking brake may 
freeze up, preventing it from being 
released. If the vehicle is parked 
without setting the parking brake, 
make sure to block the wheels. Fail-
ure to do so may be dangerous 
because it may cause the vehicle to 
move unexpectedly, possibly lead-
ing to an accident.

When the parking brake is in automatic 

mode, release the parking brake after shift-
ing the shift lever to P. (

P.269)

If the vehicle is parked without set-
ting the parking brake, confirm that 
the shift lever cannot be moved out 
of P

*

.

*

: The shift lever will be locked if it is 

attempted to be shifted from P to any 
other position without depressing the 
brake pedal. If the shift lever can be 
shifted from P, there may be a problem 
with the shift lock system. Have the vehi-
cle inspected by any authorized Lexus 
retailer or Lexus authorized repairer, or 
any reliable repairer immediately.

Use the correct tire chain size when 
mounting the tire chains.
Chain size is regulated for each tire 
size.

Side chain (3 mm [0.12 in.] in diam-
eter)
Side chain (10.8 mm [0.43 in.] in 
width)
Side chain (25 mm [0.98 in.] in 
length)
Cross chain (3.9 mm [0.15 in.] in 
diameter)

When driving the vehicle

When parking the vehicle

Selecting tire chains

A

B

C

D

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4-6. Driving tips

Driving

Cross chain (13.8 mm [0.54 in.] in 
width)
Cross chain (25.3 mm [1.00 in.] in 
length)

Regulations regarding the use of tire 
chains vary depending on location and 
type of road. Always check local regu-
lations before installing chains.

Tire chain installation

Observe the following precautions when 

installing and removing chains:

Install and remove tire chains in a safe 

location.

Install tire chains on the front tires only. 

Do not install tire chains on the rear tires.

Install tire chains on front tires as tightly as 

possible. Retighten chains after driving 

0.5

1.0 km (1/4

1/2 mile).

Install tire chains following the instruc-

tions provided with the tire chains.

To enable the windshield wipers to be 
lifted when heavy snow or icy condi-
tions are expected, change the rest 
position of the windshield wipers from 
the retracted position below the hood 
to the service position using the wiper 

lever. (

P.287)

Regulations on the use of tire 
chains

NOTICE

Fitting tire chains

The tire pressure warning valves and 

transmitters may not function correctly 

when tire chains are fitted.

Windshield wipers

E

F

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4-6. Driving tips

Specific design characteristics give 
it a higher center of gravity than 
ordinary passenger cars. This vehi-
cle design feature causes this type 
of vehicle to be more likely to 
rollover. And, utility vehicles have a 
significantly higher rollover rate 
than other types of vehicles.

An advantage of the higher ground 
clearance is a better view of the 
road allowing you to anticipate 
problems.

It is not designed for cornering at 
the same speeds as ordinary pas-
senger cars any more than 
low-slung sports cars are designed 
to perform satisfactorily under 
off-road conditions. Therefore, 
sharp turns at excessive speeds may 
cause the vehicle to rollover.

Your vehicle is not designed to be 
driven off-road. However, in the event 
that off-road driving cannot be 
avoided, please observe the following 
precautions to help avoid the areas 
prohibited to vehicles.

Drive your vehicle only in areas 
where off-road vehicles are permit-
ted to travel.

Respect private property. Get 

Utility vehicle precautions

This vehicle belongs to the utility 
vehicle class, which has higher 
ground clearance and narrower 
tread in relation to the height of its 
center of gravity.

Utility vehicle feature

WARNING

Utility vehicle precautions

Always observe the following precau-

tions to minimize the risk of death, seri-

ous injury or damage to your vehicle:

In a rollover crash, an unbelted person 

is significantly more likely to die than a 

person wearing a seat belt. Therefore, 

the driver and all passengers should 

always fasten their seat belts.

Avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneu-

vers, if at all possible.

Failure to operate this vehicle correctly 

may result in loss of control or vehicle 

rollover causing death or serious 

injury.

Loading cargo on the roof luggage 

carrier will make the center of the 

vehicle gravity higher. Avoid high 

speeds, sudden starts, sharp turns, 

sudden braking or abrupt maneuvers, 

otherwise it may result in loss of con-

trol or vehicle rollover due to failure to 

operate this vehicle correctly.

Always slow down in gusty crosswinds. 

Because of its profile and higher 

center of gravity, your vehicle is more 

sensitive to side winds than an ordinary 

passenger car. Slowing down will allow 

you to have better control.

Do not drive horizontally across steep 

slopes. Driving straight up or straight 

down is preferred. Your vehicle (or any 

similar off-road vehicle) can tip over 

sideways much more easily than for-

ward or backward.

Off-road driving

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4-6. Driving tips

Driving

owner’s permission before entering 
private property.

Do not enter areas that are closed. 
Honor gates, barriers and signs that 
restrict travel.

Stay on established roads. When 
conditions are wet, driving tech-
niques should be changed or travel 
delayed to prevent damage to 
roads.

WARNING

Off-road driving precautions

Always observe the following precau-

tions to minimize the risk of death, seri-

ous injury or damage to your vehicle:

Drive carefully when off the road. Do 

not take unnecessary risks by driving in 

dangerous places.

Do not grip the steering wheel spokes 

when driving off-road. A bad bump 

could jerk the wheel and injure your 

hands. Keep both hands and especially 

your thumbs on the outside of the rim.

Always check your brakes for effec-

tiveness immediately after driving in 

sand, mud, water or snow.

After driving through tall grass, mud, 

rock, sand, rivers, etc., check that there 

is no grass, bush, paper, rags, stone, 

sand, etc. adhering or trapped on the 

underbody. Clear off any such matter 

from the underbody. If the vehicle is 

used with these materials trapped or 

adhering to the underbody, a break-

down or fire could occur.

When driving off-road or in rugged 

terrain, do not drive at excessive 

speeds, jump, make sharp turns, strike 

objects, etc. This may cause loss of 

control or vehicle rollover causing 

death or serious injury. You are also 

risking expensive damage to your 

vehicle’s suspension and chassis.

NOTICE

To prevent water damage

Take all necessary safety measures to 

ensure that water damage to the engine 

or other components does not occur.

Water entering the engine air intake 

will cause severe engine damage.

Water entering the automatic trans-

mission will cause deterioration in shift 

quality, locking up of your transmission 

accompanied by vibration, and ulti-

mately damage.

Water can wash the grease from wheel 

bearings, causing rusting and prema-

ture failure, and may also enter the dif-

ferential, transmission and transfer 

(AWD models only) case, reducing 

the gear oil’s lubricating qualities.

When you drive through water

If driving through water, such as when 

crossing shallow streams, first check the 

depth of the water and the bottom of the 

riverbed for firmness. Drive slowly and 

avoid deep water.

Inspection after off-road driving

Sand and mud that has accumulated 

around brake discs may affect braking 

efficiency and may damage brake sys-

tem components.

Always perform a maintenance 

inspection after each day of off-road 

driving that has taken you through 

rough terrain, sand, mud, or water.

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Interior features

.

5-1. Remote Touch/Display

Remote Touch............................

408

Center Display............................

410

5-2. Lexus Climate Concierge

Lexus Climate Concierge......

413

5-3. Using the air conditioning system 

and defogger

Front automatic air conditioning 

system ..........................................

414

Rear automatic air conditioning 

system .........................................

425

Heated steering wheel/seat heat-

ers/seat ventilators................

428

5-4. Using the interior lights

Interior lights list.........................

432

5-5. Using the storage features

List of storage features ...........

435

Luggage compartment features

.........................................................

441

5-6. Using the other interior features

Other interior features ...........

447

408

5-1. Remote Touch/Display

5-1.Remote Touch/Display

Switches

Vehicles with a 12.3-inch display:
“MAP” button

Vehicles with navigation function:
Press this button to display the vehicle’s 
current position.
Vehicles without navigation function:
Press this button to display the global map 
screen.

“MENU” button

Press this button to display the menu 
screen.

Back button

Press this button to display the previous 
screen.

Touchpad

Slide your finger on the touchpad and 
move the pointer to select a function, letter 

and screen button.
Press the touchpad to enter the selected 
function, letter or screen button. Certain 
finger movements on the touchpad can 
perform functions, such as changing map 
scalings and scrolling list screens.

Sub function button

When 

 is displayed on the screen, a 

function screen assigned to the screen can 
be displayed.

Vehicles with a 8-inch display:
“HOME” button

Press this button to display the home 
screen.

Using the touchpad

1

Select: Touch the touchpad to 
select the desired button on the 
screen.

2

Enter: Buttons on the screen can be 
selected by either depressing or 
double tapping the touchpad. 
Once a button has been selected, 
the screen will change.

Touch operation

Operations are performed by touching 
the touchpad with your finger.

Trace

Trace the pad surface while maintaining 
contact with the touchpad. Moving the 

Remote Touch

The Remote Touch can be used to 
operate the Center Display.

For details on the Remote touch, 
refer to “NAVIGATION AND 
MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM 
OWNER’S MANUAL”.

Remote Touch operation

A

B

C

D

E

F

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cursor and the pointer.

Double tap

Tap the touchpad twice, quickly. Select the 
button on the screen.

Flick

Quick and short movement along the 
touchpad with you finger. Move the list 
screen.

Pinch in/Pinch out

Slide fingers toward each other or apart on 
the touchpad. Change the scale of the 
map.

NOTICE

To prevent damage to the Remote 

Touch

Observe the following precautions. Fail-

ure to do so may cause damage to the 

Remote Touch.

Do not allow food, liquid, stickers or lit 

cigarettes to contact the Remote 

Touch.

Do not subject the Remote Touch to 

excessive pressure or strong impact.

Do not push the touchpad with a 

strong force or use a sharp pointed 

object to operate the pad.

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5-1. Remote Touch/Display

Menu screen

Press the “MENU” button on the 
Remote Touch to display the menu 
screen.
This system can also be operated by 
the touch screen.
For details, refer to “NAVIGATION 
AND MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM 
OWNER’S MANUAL”.
The displays shown in the illustrations 
are used for example only and may dif-
fer from the actual vehicle.

Vehicles with a 12.3-inch display

Vehicles with a 8-inch display

*1

: Refer to “NAVIGATION AND MULTI-

Center Display

Center Display overview

Switch

Function

Select to display the 
“Destination” 
screen.

*1, 2

Select to display the 
map screen.

*1, 2

Select to display the 
audio control 
screen.

*1

Select to display the 
hands-free control 
screen.

*1

Select to display the 
“Apps” screen.

*1, 2

Select to display the 
home screen of 
Apple CarPlay.

*1, 2

Select to display the 
Android Auto 
screen.

*1, 2

Select to display the 
fuel consumption 
screen. (

P.104)

Select to display the 
setup screen.

*1

Select to display the 
air conditioning con-
trol screen. 
(

P.414)

Select to adjust the 
contrast and bright-
ness of the screens, 
turn the screen off, 
etc.

*1, 2

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MEDIA SYSTEM OWNER’S MAN-
UAL”.

*2

: This function is not made available in 

some models or areas.

Split-screen display (vehicles with a 12.3-inch display)

Different information can be displayed on the left and right sides of the screen. For 
example, air conditioning system screen can be displayed and operated while the 
fuel consumption information screen is being displayed. The large screen on the 
left of the display is called the main display, and the small screen to the right is 
called the side display.

Main display (vehicles with a 
12.3-inch display)

For details about the functions and 
operation of the main display, refer to 
the respective section and “NAVIGA-
TION AND MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM 
OWNER’S MANUAL”.

Side display (vehicles with a 
12.3-inch display)

The following functions can be dis-
played and operated on the side dis-
play.
Select 

 or 

 to display the desired 

screen.

Navigation system

*

Audio

*

Vehicle information (

P.106)

Air conditioning system (

P.414)

Show/hide the side display

*

*

: Refer to “NAVIGATION AND MULTI-

MEDIA SYSTEM OWNER’S MAN-
UAL”.

A
B
C
D

E

412

5-1. Remote Touch/Display

Screen display during low temperatures

When the ambient temperature is 

extremely low, screen response may be 

delayed even if the Remote Touch is oper-

ated.

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5-2.Lexus Climate Concierge

*

: If  equipped

Front automatic air conditioning 
system (

P.414)

Set the air conditioning system to auto-
matic mode.
The temperature for the driver’s seat and 
front passenger’s seat can be adjusted indi-
vidually.

Seat heaters and ventilators 
(

P.428)

Select “AUTO” mode on each seat.
Seat heater or ventilation is automatically 
selected according to the set temperature 
of the air conditioning system, outside tem-
perature, etc.

Lexus Climate Concierge

*

The climate control seats are auto-
matically controlled according to 
the set temperature of the air con-
ditioning system, outside tempera-
ture, cabin temperature, etc. Lexus 
Climate Concierge allows a com-
fortable condition to be maintained 
without adjusting each system.

Turning on Lexus Climate Con-
cierge

A

B

414

5-3. Using the air conditioning system and defogger

5-3.Using the air conditioning system and defogger

RX300/RX350

Left-hand side temperature control switch
Automatic mode switch
Off switch
Fan speed decreases switch
Fan speed increases switch
DUAL switch
Right-hand side temperature control switch
Outside/recirculated air mode switch
Air flow mode switch
Rear window defogger and outside rear view mirror defoggers switch
Windshield defogger switch

Front automatic air conditioning system

Air outlets and fan speed are automatically adjusted according to the temper-
ature setting.

Press the “MENU” button on the Remote Touch, then select 

 to display the 

air conditioning control screen.

Vehicles with a 12.3-inch display: The air conditioning system can be displayed 
and operated on the side display.

Air conditioning controls

A
B
C
D

E
F

G

H

I

J

K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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