Toyota Avalon Service & Repair Manual: Precaution

PRECAUTION

PRECAUTION FOR DISCONNECTING CABLE FROM NEGATIVE AUXILIARY BATTERY TERMINAL

NOTICE:

When disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) auxiliary battery terminal, initialize the following system(s) after the cable is reconnected:

System

See Procedure

Lane Departure Alert System (w/ Steering Control)

Intelligent Clearance Sonar System

Parking Assist Monitor System

Panoramic View Monitor System

Pre-collision System

Lighting System (for HV Model with Cornering Light)

TROUBLESHOOTING PRECAUTIONS

(a) When there is a malfunction with terminal contact points or part installation problems, removal and installation of the suspected problem parts may return the system to the normal condition either completely or temporarily.

(b) In order to determine the malfunctioning area, be sure to check the conditions at the time the malfunction occurred, such as DTC output and Freeze Frame Data, and record it before disconnecting each connector or removing and installing parts.

(c) Since the system may be influenced by malfunctions in systems other than the brake control system, be sure to check for DTCs in other systems.

HANDLING PRECAUTIONS

(a) Do not remove or install electronically controlled brake system parts such as the steering angle sensor, yaw rate and acceleration sensor (airbag ECU assembly) or brake pedal stroke sensor assembly except when required, as they need to be adjusted correctly after removal and installation.

(b) Be sure to perform preparation before work and confirmation after work is completed by following the directions in the repair manual when working on the electronically controlled brake system.

(c) When removing/installing or replacing an electronically controlled brake system related component, disconnect the cable from the negative (-) auxiliary battery terminal before performing the procedure.

NOTICE:

After turning the power switch off, waiting time may be required before disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) auxiliary battery terminal. Therefore, make sure to read the disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) auxiliary battery terminal notice before proceeding with work.

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(d) If the skid control ECU (brake booster with master cylinder assembly), brake booster pump assembly, brake actuator assembly or a sensor has been removed and installed, it is necessary to check the system for problems after the parts have been reassembled. Check for DTCs using the Techstream. Also check that the system functions and signals received by the ECU are normal using Test Mode (Signal Check).

HINT:

If a Test Mode (Signal Check) inspection is not performed, a sensor not calibrated malfunction DTC may be stored even if the skid control ECU (brake booster with master cylinder assembly) and all sensors are normal.

(e) If the brake pedal is depressed before the brake control system is prepared to operate, the pedal stroke may seem unusually long or short. This is due to the fact the stroke simulator cut solenoid has not yet operated and is not a malfunction.

After the power switch is turned on (IG) or the brake pedal is depressed twice or more, the stroke simulator will operate and the brake pedal stroke will remain consistent.

DTC PRECAUTION

(a) Warnings for some DTCs cannot be cleared by only repairing the malfunctioning parts. If the warning is displayed even after repair work, the DTC should be cleared after turning the power switch off.

NOTICE:

If a DTC for a malfunctioning part reappears after it is cleared, then it has been stored again.

(b) When 2 or more DTCs are detected, perform circuit inspections one by one until the problem is identified.

CHASSIS DYNAMOMETER PRECAUTION

(a) Enter Inspection Mode to disable TRAC and VSC operation when using a chassis dynamometer.

Refer to Inspection Mode Procedure: Click here

CAUTION:

  • Do not use the drum tester with any of the lock chains disconnected.
  • Using the drum tester with a lock chain disconnected could cause the vehicle to begin moving unexpectedly.
  • Do not use the drum tester while the TRAC or VSC is able to operate.
  • TRAC or VSC operation could cause the vehicle to begin moving unexpectedly.

DISABLING AND ENABLING OF TRAC AND VSC BY OPERATION OF VSC OFF SWITCH

(a) Switching of mode

Operating the VSC OFF switch switches the system between normal mode, TRAC off mode and VSC off mode.

(1) Normal mode

If the VSC OFF switch is pressed when in TRAC off mode or VSC off mode, the system enters normal mode.

In normal mode, TRAC and VSC are enabled.

The system is set to normal mode when the power switch is turned on (IG).

(2) TRAC off mode

If the VSC OFF switch is pressed when in normal mode, the system enters TRAC off mode. When in TRAC off mode, TRAC is disabled and the multi-information display in the combination meter assembly displays "Traction Control Turned Off".

When the vehicle reaches a certain vehicle speed when in TRAC off mode, the system automatically returns to normal mode.

(3) VSC off mode

When the VSC OFF switch is pressed and held for 3 seconds or more with the vehicle stopped, the system enters VSC off mode. When in VSC off mode, TRAC and VSC are disabled, the multi-information display in the combination meter assembly displays "Traction Control Turned Off" and the VSC OFF indicator light is illuminated.

The system does not automatically return to normal mode based on vehicle speed when in VSC off mode.

CAN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM PRECAUTIONS

(a) The CAN communication system is used for communication between the skid control ECU (brake booster with master cylinder assembly), steering angle sensor, yaw rate and acceleration sensor (airbag ECU assembly) and other ECUs. If there is a malfunction in a CAN communication line, corresponding DTCs for the communication line are output.

(b) If any CAN communication DTCs are output, repair the malfunction, then troubleshoot the VSC system while communication is normal.

(c) In order to enable CAN communication, a specific type of wiring is used for the CAN communication lines. The wiring used for each communication line is a twisted pair of wires that have an equal length. A bypass wire should not be used, because the data being transmitted will be corrupted.

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