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Toyota Corolla Cross: Engine (ignition) switch (vehicles with a smart key system)

Toyota Corolla Cross (2022-2024) Owner's Manual / Driving / Driving procedures / Engine (ignition) switch (vehicles with a smart key system)

Performing the following operations when carrying the electronic key on your person starts the engine or changes engine switch modes.

Starting the engine

1. Check that the parking brake is set.

2. Check that the shift lever is in P.

3. Firmly depress the brake pedal.

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 until the engine is completely started.

The engine can be started from any engine switch mode.

Driving procedures

■Engine switch illumination

According to the situation, the engine switch illumination operates as follows.

  • When a door is opened, or the engine switch mode is changed from ACC or ON to off, the engine switch illumination comes on.
  • When depressing the brake pedal with carrying the electronic key on your person, the engine switch illumination blinks.
  • When the engine switch mode is in ACC or ON, the engine switch illumination is constantly illuminated.

■If the engine does not start

  • The engine immobilizer system may not have been deactivated.

    Contact your Toyota dealer.

  • If a message related to start-up is shown on the multi-information display, read the message and follow the instructions.

■If the battery is discharged

The engine cannot be started using the smart key system.

■Operation of the engine switch

  • If the switch is not pressed shortly and firmly, the engine switch mode may not change or the engine may not start.
  • If attempting to restart the engine immediately after turning the engine switch off, the engine may not start in some cases. After turning the engine switch off, please wait a few seconds before restarting the engine.


If the smart key system has been deactivated in a customized setting.


■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.


■When starting the engine

  • Do not race a cold engine.
  • If the engine becomes difficult to start or stalls frequently, have your vehicle checked by your Toyota dealer immediately.

■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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