Toyota Corolla: Engine (ignition) switch (vehicles with a smart key system) / Starting the engine

1 Check that the parking brake is set. (®P.180, 181)

2 Check that the shift lever is in P (continuously variable transmission) or N (manual transmission).

3 Firmly depress the brake pedal (continuously variable transmission) or clutch pedal (manual transmission).

Toyota Corolla. Starting the engine and a message will be displayed on the multi-information display. If it is not displayed, the engine cannot be started.

4 Press the engine switch shortly and firmly.

When operating the engine switch, one short, firm press is enough. It is not necessary to press and hold the switch.

The engine will crank until it starts or for up to 30 seconds, whichever is less.

Continue depressing the brake pedal (continuously variable transmission) or clutch pedal (manual transmission) until the engine is completely started.

The engine can be started from any engine switch mode.

Toyota Corolla. Starting the engine

■If the engine does not start

■If the battery is discharged The engine cannot be started using the smart key system. Refer to P.546to restart the engine.

■Electronic key battery depletion

■Conditions affecting operation

■Notes for the entry function

■Steering lock function

Toyota Corolla. Starting the engine

■Electronic key battery

■Operation of the engine switch


If the smart key system has been deactivated in a customized setting, refer to P.544.


■When starting the engine

Always start the engine while sitting in the driver’s seat. Do not depress the accelerator pedal while starting the engine under any circumstances.

Doing so may cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.


■Caution while driving

If engine failure occurs while the vehicle is moving, do not lock or open the doors until the vehicle reaches a safe and complete stop. Activation of the steering lock in this circumstance may lead to an accident, resulting in death or serious injury.


■When starting the engine

■Symptoms indicating a malfunction with the engine switch

If the engine switch seems to be operating somewhat differently than usual, such as the switch sticking slightly, there may be a malfunction. Contact your Toyota dealer immediately.

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