Toyota Avalon Owners Manual: Automatic air conditioning system

Air outlets and fan speed are automatically adjusted according to the temperature setting.

Air conditioning controls

Using the air conditioning system and defogger

■ Adjusting the temperature setting

To adjust the temperature setting, press " " on (driver's side) to increase the temperature and press " " on (driver's side) to decrease the temperature.

If is not pressed, the system will blow ambient temperature air or heated air.

The air conditioning system switches between individual and synchronized modes each time is pressed.

Synchronized mode (indicator on):

The driver's side can be used to adjust the temperature for the driver's and front passenger's side. To enter individual mode, operate the front passenger's side .

Individual mode (indicator off): The temperature for the driver's and front passenger's side can be adjusted separately.

■ Fan speed setting

To adjust the fan speed, press to increase the fan speed and to decrease the fan speed.

Press to turn the fan off.

■ Change the airflow mode

To change the airflow mode, press .

The air outlets used are switched each time the button is pressed.

  1. Air flows to the upper body.

  2. Air flows to the upper body and feet.

  3. Air flows to the feet.

  4. Air flows to the feet and the windshield defogger operates.

Using the air conditioning system and defogger

Using automatic mode

1. Press .

The dehumidification function begins to operate. Air outlets and fan speed are automatically adjusted according to the temperature setting.

2. Adjust the temperature setting.

3. To stop the operation, press .

■ Automatic mode indicator If the fan speed setting or air flow modes are operated, the automatic mode indicator goes off. However, automatic mode for functions other than that operated is maintained.

Other functions

■ Switching between outside air and recirculated air modes Press .

The mode switches between outside air mode (indicator off) and recirculated air mode (indicator on) each time is pressed.

■ Defogging the windshield Defoggers are used to defog the windshield and front side windows.

Press .

The dehumidification function operates and fan speed increases.

Set the outside/recirculated air mode button to the outside air mode if the recirculated air mode is used. (It may switch automatically.) To defog the windshield and the side windows early, turn the air flow and temperature up.

To return to the previous mode, press again when the windshield is defogged.

■ Defogging the rear window and outside rear view mirrors Defoggers are used to defog the rear window, and to remove raindrops, dew and frost from the outside rear view mirrors.

Press .

The defoggers will automatically turn off after a period of time.

Air outlets

■ Location of air outlets The air outlets and air volume change according to the selected airflow mode.

Using the air conditioning system and defogger

■ Adjusting the position of and opening and closing the air outlets

Front

Using the air conditioning system and defogger

Rear

Using the air conditioning system and defogger

  1. Direct air flow to the left or right, up or down.
  2. Turn the knob to open or close the vent.

■Using automatic mode Fan speed is adjusted automatically according to the temperature setting and the ambient conditions.

Therefore, the fan may stop for a while until warm or cool air is ready to flow immediately after is pressed.

■Fogging up of the windows

  • The windows will easily fog up when the humidity in the vehicle is high.

    Turning on will dehumidify the air from the outlets and defog the windshield effectively.

  • If you turn off, the windows may fog up more easily.
  • The windows may fog up if the recirculated air mode is used.

Outside/recirculated air mode

  • When driving on dusty roads such as tunnels or in heavy traffic, set the outside/ recirculated air mode button to the recirculated air mode. This is effective in preventing outside air from entering the vehicle interior. During cooling operation, setting the recirculated air mode will also cool the vehicle interior effectively.
  • Outside/recirculated air mode may automatically switch depending on the temperature setting or the inside temperature.

■When the outside temperature exceeds 75ºF (24ºC) and the air conditioning system is on

  • In order to reduce the air conditioning power consumption, the air conditioning system may switch to recirculated air mode automatically. This may also reduce fuel consumption.
  • Recirculated air mode is selected as a default mode when the engine switch is turned to IGNITION ON mode.
  • It is possible to switch to outside air mode at any time by pressing .

■When the outside temperature is low The dehumidification function may not operate even when is pressed.

■Operation of the air conditioning system in Eco drive mode

  • In the Eco drive mode, "ECO" is displayed on the air conditioning screen and the air conditioning system is controlled as follows to prioritize fuel efficiency:
    • Engine speed and compressor operation controlled to restrict heating/ cooling capacity
    • Fan speed restricted when automatic mode is selected
  • To improve air conditioning performance, perform the following operations:
    • Adjust the fan speed
    • Turn off Eco drive mode

■Ventilation and air conditioning odors

  • To let fresh air in, set the air conditioning system to the outside air mode.
  • During use, various odors from inside and outside the vehicle may enter into and accumulate in the air conditioning system. This may then cause odor to be emitted from the vents.
  • To reduce potential odors from occurring:
    • It is recommended that the air conditioning system be set to outside air mode prior to turning the vehicle off.
    • The start timing of the blower may be delayed for a short period of time immediately after the air conditioning system is started in automatic mode.

■Customization Some functions can be customized.

WARNING

■To prevent the windshield from fogging up

  • Do not use during cool air operation in extremely humid weather.

    The difference between the temperature of the outside air and that of the windshield can cause the outer surface of the windshield to fog up, blocking your vision.

  • Do not place anything on the instrument panel which may cover the air outlets.

    Otherwise, air flow may be obstructed, preventing the windshield defoggers from defogging.

To prevent burns Do not touch the rear view mirror surfaces when the outside rear view mirror defoggers are on.

 

NOTICE

■To prevent battery discharge Do not leave the air conditioning system on longer than necessary when the engine is stopped.

    Using the air conditioning system and defogger

    Heated steering wheel/ seat heaters/ seat ventilators

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