Toyota Avalon Owners Manual: Doors

Unlocking and locking the doors from the outside

Smart key system

Carry the electronic key to enable this function.

  1. Grip the driver's door handle to unlock the door. Holding the driver's door handle for approximately 2 seconds unlocks all the doors. Grip the front passenger's door handle to unlock all the doors.* Make sure to touch the sensor on the back of the handle.

    The doors cannot be unlocked for 3 seconds after the doors are locked.

    *: The door unlock settings can be changed.

  2. Touch the lock sensor (the indentation on the side of the door handle) to lock the doors.

    Check that the door is securely locked.

Opening, closing and locking the doors

Wireless remote control

  1. Locks all the doors
    Check that the door is securely locked.
  2. Unlocks all the doors
    Pressing the button unlocks the driver's door. Pressing the button again within 3 seconds unlocks the other doors.

    Press and hold to open the windows* 2 and moon roof.*1, 2

Opening, closing and locking the doors

*1: If equipped
*2: This setting must be customized at your Toyota dealer.

■Operation signals

Doors: A buzzer sounds and the emergency flashers flash to indicate that the doors have been locked/unlocked. (Locked: Once; Unlocked: Twice)

Windows and moon roof: A buzzer sounds to indicate that the windows and moon roof are operating.

■Security feature If a door is not opened within approximately 60 seconds after the vehicle is unlocked, the security feature automatically locks the vehicle again.

■When the door cannot be locked by the lock sensor on the surface of the door handle When the door cannot be locked even if the lock sensor on the surface of the door handle is touched by a finger, touch the lock sensor with the palm.

When gloves are being worn, remove the gloves.

Opening, closing and locking the doors

■Door lock buzzer If an attempt to lock the doors is made when a door is not fully closed, a buzzer sounds continuously. Fully close the door to stop the buzzer, and lock the vehicle once more.

■Setting the alarm Locking the doors will set the alarm system.

■If the smart key system or the wireless remote control does not operate properly Use the mechanical key to lock and unlock the doors.

Replace the key battery with a new one if it is depleted.

Unlocking and locking the doors from the inside

Door lock switches

  1. Locks all the doors
  2. Unlocks all the doors

Opening, closing and locking the doors

Inside lock buttons

  1. Locks the door
  2. Unlocks the door

The front doors can be opened by pulling the inside handle even if the lock buttons are in the lock position.

Opening, closing and locking the doors

Locking the front doors from the outside without a key

1. Move the inside lock button to the lock position.

2. Close the door.

The door cannot be locked if the engine switch is in ACCESSORY or IGNITION ON mode, or the electronic key is left inside the vehicle.

The key may not be detected correctly and the door may be locked.

Rear door child-protector lock

The door cannot be opened from inside the vehicle when the lock is set.

  1. Unlock
  2. Lock

These locks can be set to prevent children from opening the rear doors. Push down on each rear door switch to lock both rear doors.

Opening, closing and locking the doors

Automatic door locking and unlocking systems

The following functions can be set or cancelled: For instructions on customizing.

Function

Operation

Speed linked door locking function All doors are automatically locked when vehicle speed is approximately 12 mph (20 km/h) or higher.
Shift position linked door locking function All doors are automatically locked when shifting the shift lever out of P.
Shift position linked door unlocking function All doors are automatically unlocked when shifting the shift lever to P.
Driver's door linked door unlocking function All doors are automatically unlocked when driver's door is opened.

■Switching the door unlock function It is possible to set which doors the entry function unlocks using the wireless remote control.

1. Turn the engine switch off.

2. When the indicator light on the key surface is not on, press and hold , or for approximately 5 seconds while pressing and holding .

The setting changes each time an operation is performed, as shown below.

(When changing the setting continuously, release the buttons, wait for at least 5 seconds, and repeat step 2.)

Multi-information display Unlocking function Beep
Holding the driver's door handle unlocks only the driver's door Exterior: Beeps 3 times

Interior: Pings once

Holding the front passenger's door handle unlocks all the doors.
Holding either front door handle unlocks all the doors. Exterior: Beeps twice

Interior: Pings once

To prevent unintended triggering of the alarm, unlock the doors using the wireless remote control and open and close a door once after the settings have been changed. (If a door is not opened within 60 seconds after is pressed, the doors will be locked again and the alarm will automatically be set.) In case that the alarm is triggered, immediately stop the alarm.

■Impact detection door lock release system In the event that the vehicle is subject to a strong impact, all the doors are unlocked. Depending on the force of the impact or the type of accident, however, the system may not operate.

■Open door warning buzzer If the vehicle reaches a speed of 3 mph (5 km/h), the master warning light flashes and a buzzer sounds to indicate that the door(s) are not yet fully closed.

The open door(s) is displayed on the multi-information display.

■Using the mechanical key The doors can also be locked and unlocked with the mechanical key.

■Customization Some functions can be customized.

WARNING

■To prevent an accident Observe the following precautions while driving the vehicle.

Failure to do so may result in a door opening and an occupant falling out, resulting in death or serious injury.

  • Ensure that all doors are properly closed.
  • Do not pull the inside handle of the doors while driving.

    Be especially careful for the front doors, as the doors may be opened even if the inside lock buttons are in locked position.

  • Set the rear door child-protector locks when children are seated in the rear seats.

When opening or closing a door Check the surroundings of the vehicle such as whether the vehicle is on an incline, whether there is enough space for a door to open and whether a strong wind is blowing.

When opening or closing the door, hold the door handle tightly to prepare for any unpredictable movement.

    Opening, closing and locking the doors

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