Toyota Corolla Manuals

Toyota Corolla: Steps to take in an emergency / If the engine will not start

If the engine will not start even though correct starting procedures are being followed, consider each of the following points:

The engine will not start even though the starter motor operates normally.

One of the following may be the cause of the problem:

  • There may not be sufficient fuel in the vehicle’s tank. Refuel the vehicle.
  • The engine may be flooded. Try to restart the engine again following correct starting procedures.
  • There may be a malfunction in the engine immobilizer system.

The starter motor turns over slowly, the interior lights and headlights are dim, or the horn does not sound or sounds at a low volume.

One of the following may be the cause of the problem:

  • The battery may be discharged.
  • The battery terminal connections may be loose or corroded.

The starter motor does not turn over (vehicles with a smart key system)

The engine starting system may be malfunctioning due to an electrical problem such as electronic key battery depletion or a blown fuse. However, an interim measure is available to start the engine.

The starter motor does not turn over, the interior lights and headlights do not turn on, or the horn does not sound.

One of the following may be the cause of the problem:

  • The battery may be discharged.
  • One or both of the battery terminals may be disconnected.
  • There may be a malfunction in the steering lock system.

Contact your Toyota dealer if the problem cannot be repaired, or if repair procedures are unknown.

Emergency start function (vehicles with a smart key system)

When the engine does not start, the following steps can be used as an interim measure to start the engine if the engine switch is functioning normally. Do not use this starting procedure except in case of emergency.

1 Set the parking brake.

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

3 Turn the engine switch to ACC.

4 Press and hold the engine switch for about 15 seconds while depressing the brake pedal (continuously variable transmission) or clutch pedal (manual transmission) firmly.

Even if the engine can be started using the above steps, the system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.

    Installing the spare tire

    1 Remove any dirt or foreign matter from the wheel contact surface. If foreign matter is on the wheel contact surface, the wheel nuts may loosen while the vehicle is in motion, causing the tire to come off...

    If you lose your keys

    New genuine keys can be made by your Toyota dealer using the other key (vehicles without a smart key system) or mechanical key (vehicles with a smart key system) and the key number stamped on your key number plate...

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    Toyota Corolla 2019-2022 Owners Manual: Using automatic mode


    1 Press the automatic mode switch. 2 Adjust the temperature setting. 3 To stop the operation, press the off switch. 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...

    Toyota Corolla 2019-2022 Owners Manual: Turning the RCTA function on/off


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    General settings

    Settings are available for clock, operation sounds, etc.

    Displaying the general settings screen

    1 Press the “MENU” button.

    Toyota Corolla. General settings

    2 Select “Setup”.

    If the general settings screen is not displayed, select “General”.

    3 Select the desired items to be set.

    Toyota Corolla. General settings

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