Toyota Avalon Owners Manual: If a warning message is displayed

The multi-information display shows warnings of system malfunctions, incorrectly performed operations, and messages that indicate a need for maintenance. When a message is shown, perform the correction procedure appropriate to the message.
  1. Master warning light
    The master warning light also comes on or flashes in order to indicate that a message is currently being displayed on the multi-information display.
  2. Multi-information display
  3. Handling method

Steps to take in an emergency

Follow the instructions of the message on the multi-information display.

If any of the warning messages are shown again after the appropriate actions have been performed, contact your Toyota dealer.

Messages and warnings

The warning lights and warning buzzers operate as follows depending on the content of the message. If a message indicates the need for inspection by a dealer, have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

System warning light Warning buzzer*

Warning

Comes on - Sounds Indicates an important situation, such as when a system related to driving is malfunctioning or that danger may result if the correction procedure is not performed
- Comes on or flashes Sounds Indicates an important situation, such as when the systems shown on the multi-information display may be malfunctioning
Flashes - Sounds Indicates a situation, such as when damage to the vehicle or danger may result
Comes on - Does not sound Indicates a condition, such as malfunction of electrical components, their condition, or indicates the need for maintenance
Flashes - Does not sound Indicates a situation, such as when an operation has been performed incorrectly, or indicates how to perform an operation correctly

The operation of the warning lights and warning buzzers may differ from those stated. In this case, perform the correction procedure according to the displayed message.

*: A buzzer sounds the first time a message is shown on the multi-information display.

■Warning messages The warning messages explained below may differ from the actual messages according to operation conditions and vehicle specifications.

■System warning lights The master warning light does not come on or flash in the following cases.

Instead, a separate system warning light will come on along with a message shown on the multi-information display.

  • Malfunction in the ABS The ABS warning light comes on.
  • Malfunction in the tire pressure warning system The tire pressure warning light comes on.
  • Remaining fuel level is low The low fuel level warning light comes on.

■If a message instructing to refer to the Owner's Manual is displayed

  • If the following messages are shown, there may be a malfunction.

    Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and contact your Toyota dealer.

    Continuing to drive the vehicle may be dangerous.

    • "Low Braking Power Stop in a Safe Place See Owner's Manual"
    • "Oil Pressure Low Stop in a Safe Place See Owner's Manual"
    • "Charging System Malfunction Stop in a Safe Place See Owner's Manual"
  • If the following message is shown, there may be a malfunction.

    Immediately have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.

    • "Smart Key System Malfunction See Owner's Manual"
  • If "Engine Coolant Temp High Stop in a Safe Place See Owner's Manual" is displayed, follow the instructions accordingly.

■If "Shift to P Before Exiting Vehicle" is shown Message is displayed when the driver's door is opened without turning the engine switch off with the shift lever in any position other than P.

Shift the shift lever to P.

■If "Auto Power Off to Conserve Battery" is displayed Power was turned off due to the automatic power off function.

Next time when starting the engine, increase the engine speed slightly and maintain that level for approximately 5 minutes to recharge the battery.

■If "A New Key has been Registered Contact Your Dealer for Details" is displayed This message will be displayed each time the driver's door is opened when the doors are unlocked from the outside for approximately one week after a new electronic key has been registered.

If this message is displayed but you have not had a new electronic key registered, ask your Toyota dealer to check if an unknown electronic key (other than those in your possession) has been registered.

■When "Headlight System Malfunction Visit Your Dealer" is displayed The following systems may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

  • The LED headlight system
  • Automatic High Beam

■"Front Camera Unavailable" or "Front Camera Unavailable Remove Debris On Windshield" is displayed The following systems may be suspended until the problem shown in the message is resolved.

  • PCS (Pre-Collision System)
  • LDA (Lane Departure Alert with steering control)
  • Dynamic radar cruise control with full-speed range
  • Automatic High Beam

■If "Maintenance Required Soon" is displayed Indicates that all maintenance according to the driven distance on the maintenance schedule* should be performed soon.

Comes on approximately 4500 miles (7200 km) after the message has been reset.

If necessary, perform maintenance. Please reset the message after the maintenance is performed.

*: Refer to the separate "Scheduled Maintenance Guide" or "Owner's Manual Supplement" for the maintenance interval applicable to your vehicle.

■If "Maintenance Required Visit Your Dealer" is displayed Indicates that all maintenance is required to correspond to the driven distance on the maintenance schedule*.

Comes on approximately 5000 miles (8000 km) after the message has been reset.

(The indicator will not work properly unless the message has been reset.) Perform the necessary maintenance. Please reset the message after the maintenance is performed. *: Refer to the separate "Scheduled Maintenance Guide" or "Owner's Manual Supplement" for the maintenance interval applicable to your vehicle.

■If "Engine Oil Level Low Add or Replace" is displayed The engine oil level may be low. Check the level of the engine oil, and add engine oil if necessary. This message may be displayed if the vehicle is stopped on a slope. Move the vehicle to a level surface and check if the message disappears.

NOTICE

■If "High Power Consumption Power to Climate Temporarily Limited" is frequently shown There is a possible malfunction relating to the charging system or the battery may be deteriorating. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.

    If a warning light turns on or a warning buzzer sounds

    If you have a flat tire

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