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Toyota Camry Brake System

    Toyota Camry Brake system  used for slowing or stopping a moving vehicle, wheel, axle, or to prevent its motion, most often accomplished by means of friction.

    Parking brake

    Operating instructions

    To set the parking brake, fully depress the parking brake pedal with your left foot while depressing the brake pedal with your right foot.

    (Depressing the pedal again releases the parking brake.)

    *1: For U.S.A.
    *2: For Canada

    NOTICE

    Before driving

    • Fully release the parking brake.
    • Driving the vehicle with the parking brake set will lead to brake components overheating, which may affect braking performance and increase brake wear.

    Electric parking brake*

    A mode can be selected from the following modes

    Automatic mode

    The parking brake is set or released automatically according to the shift lever operation. Even when in automatic mode, the parking brake can be set and released manually.

    1. Turns automatic mode on (while the vehicle is stopped, pull and hold the parking brake switch until a message is shown on the multi-information display)
      • When the shift lever is moved out of P, the parking brake will be released, and the parking brake indicator light and parking brake light turn off.
      • When the shift lever is moved into P, the parking brake will be set, and the parking brake indicator light and parking brake light turn on.
    2. Turns automatic mode off (while the vehicle is stopped, press and hold the parking brake switch until a message is shown on the multi-information display)
      Operate the parking brake switch while depressing the brake pedal.

    *1: For U.S.A.
    *2: For Canada

    Manual mode

    The parking brake can be set and released manually.

    1. Sets the parking brake
      The parking brake indicator light and parking brake light will turn on.
      Pull and hold the parking brake switch if an emergency occurs and it is necessary to operate the parking brake while driving.
    2. Releases the parking brake
      Operate the parking brake switch while depressing the brake pedal. Make sure that the parking brake indicator light or parking brake light turn off.

    If the parking brake indicator light or parking brake light flashes, operate the switch again.

    *1: For U.S.A.
    *2: For Canada

    Parking brake operation

    • When the engine switch is not in IGNITION ON mode, the parking brake
      cannot be released using the parking brake switch.
    • When the engine switch is not in IGNITION ON mode, automatic mode (automatic brake setting and releasing) is not available.

    Automatic release function

    The parking brake is automatically released when slowly depress the acceler- ator pedal.
    The parking brake will be released automatically under the following conditions:

    • The driver’s door is closed.
    • The driver’s seatbelt is fastened.
    • Shift the shift lever is in a forward or reverse position.
    • The malfunction indicator lamp or brake system warning light is not illuminated.

    If the automatic release function does not operate, manually release the parking brake.

    If “Parking Brake Temporarily Unavailable” is displayed on the multiinformation display

    If the parking brake is operated repeatedly over a short period of time, the system may restrict operation to prevent overheating. If this happens, refrain from operating the parking brake. Normal operation will return after about 1 minute.

    If “Parking Brake Unavailable” is displayed on the multi-information display

    Operate the parking brake switch. If the message does not disappear after operating the switch several times, the system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

    Parking brake operation sound

    When the parking brake operates, a motor sound (whirring sound) may be heard. This does not indicate a malfunction.

    Parking brake indicator light and parking brake light

    • Depending on the engine switch mode, the parking brake indicator light and parking brake light will turn on and stay on as described below:
      IGNITION ON mode: Comes on until the parking brake is released.
      Not in IGNITION ON mode: Stays on for approximately 15 seconds.
    • When the engine switch is turned off with the parking brake set, the parking brake indicator light and parking brake light will stay on for about 15 seconds. This does not indicate a malfunction.

    WARNING

    When parking the vehicle

    Do not leave a child in the vehicle alone. The parking brake may be released unintentionally and there is the danger of the vehicle moving that may lead to an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

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    Parking brake switch

    Do not set any objects near the parking brake switch. Objects may interfere with the switch and may lead the parking brake to unexpectedly operate.

    NOTICE

    When parking the vehicle

    Before you leave the vehicle, shift the shift lever to P, set the parking brake and make sure that the vehicle does not move.

    When the system malfunctions

    Stop the vehicle in a safe place and check the warning messages.

    When the parking brake cannot be released due to a malfunction

    Driving the vehicle with the parking brake set will lead to brake components overheating, which may affect braking performance and increase brake wear. Contact your Toyota dealer immediately if this occurs.

    Brake Hold*

    The brake hold system keeps the brake applied when the shift lever is in D, S or N with the system on and the brake pedal has been depressed to stop the vehicle. The system releases the brake when the accelerator pedal is depressed with the shift lever in D or S to allow smooth start off.

    Turns the brake hold system on

    The brake hold standby indicator (green) comes on. While the system is holding the brakes, the brake hold operated indicator (yellow) will illuminate.

    *1: Brake hold standby indicator
    *2: Brake hold operated indicator

    Brake hold system operating conditions

    The brake hold system cannot be turned on in the following conditions:

    • The driver’s door is not closed.
    • The driver’s seat belt is not buckled.

    If either of the above is detected when the brake hold system is enabled, the system will turn off and the brake hold standby indicator light will go off. In addition, if any of the conditions are detected while the system is holding the brakes, a warning buzzer will sound and a message will be shown on the multi-information display. The parking brake will then be set automatically.

    Brake hold function

    • If the brake pedal is left released for a period of about 3 minutes after the system has started holding the brakes, the parking brake will be set automatically. In this case, a warning buzzer sounds and a message is shown on the multi-information display.
    • To turn the system off while the system is holding the brakes, firmly depress the brake pedal and press the switch again.
    • The brake hold function may not hold the vehicle when the vehicle is on a steep incline. In this situation, it may be necessary for the driver to apply the brakes. A warning buzzer will sound and the multi-information display will inform the driver of this situation. If a warning message is shown on the multi-information display, read the message and follow the instructions.

    When the parking brake is set automatically while the system is holding the brakes

    Perform any of the following operations to release the parking brake.

    • Depress the accelerator pedal. (The parking brake will not be released automatically if the seat belt is not fastened.)
    • Operate the parking brake switch with the brake pedal depressed.

    Make sure that the parking brake indicator light goes off.

    When an inspection at your Toyota dealer is necessary

    When the brake hold standby indicator (green) does not illuminate even when the brake hold switch is pressed with the brake hold system operating conditions met, the system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle inspected at your Toyota dealer.

    Warning messages and buzzers

    Warning messages and buzzers are used to indicate a system malfunction or to inform the driver of the need for caution. If a warning message is shown on the multi-information display, read the message and follow the instructions.

    WARNING

    When the vehicle is on a steep incline

    When using the brake hold system on a steep incline, exercise caution. The brake hold function may not hold the vehicle in such a situation.

    When stopped on a slippery road

    The system cannot stop the vehicle when the gripping ability of the tires has been exceeded. Do not use the system when stopped on a slippery road.

    NOTICE

    When parking the vehicle

    The brake hold system is not designed for use when parking the vehicle for a long period of time. Turning the engine switch off while the system is holding the brakes may release the brakes, which would cause the vehicle to move. When operating the engine switch, depress the brake pedal, shift the shift lever to P and set the parking brake.

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