Toyota Corolla Manuals

Toyota Corolla: Driving procedures / Manual transmission

Operating instructions

■ Shifting the shift lever

Toyota Corolla. Manual transmission

1 Depress the clutch pedal firmly.

2 Shift the shift lever to the desired gear.

Make sure to only shift gears sequentially.

3 Gradually release the clutch pedal.

It is difficult to shift in R, shift the lever to N, release the clutch pedal momentarily, and then try again.

■ Shifting the shift lever to R

Shift the shift lever to R while lifting up the ring section.

Toyota Corolla. Manual transmission

■Maximum allowable speeds

Observe the following maximum allowable speeds in each gear when maximum acceleration is necessary.

► 1.8 L 4-cylinder (2ZR-FAE) engine

Toyota Corolla. Manual transmission

► 2.0 L 4-cylinder (M20A-FKS) engine

Toyota Corolla. Manual transmission


■To prevent damage to the vehicle

When shifting gears, observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may cause damage to the engine, manual transmission, and/or clutch.

  • Do not shift the shift lever to R without depressing the clutch pedal.

Toyota Corolla. Manual transmission

  • Do not lift up the ring section except when shifting the lever to R.
  • Shift the shift lever to R only when the vehicle is stationary.
  • Do not rest your hand on or hold the shift lever any time other than when shifting.
  • In order to not cause the engine to overrev, make sure to only shift gears sequentially.
  • Do not release the clutch pedal suddenly.

Changing gears in the M position

To enter 10-speed sport sequential shiftmatic mode, shift the shift lever to M position. Gear steps can then be selected by operating the shift lever or paddle shift switches, allowing you to drive in the gear step of your choosing...

iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission)

The iMT optimally controls the engine speed to suit the driver’s operation of the clutch pedal and shift lever, helping the driver to shift gears more smoothly...

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Engine immobilizer system

The vehicle’s keys have built-in transponder chips that prevent the engine from starting if a key has not been previously registered in the vehicle’s on-board computer.

Never leave the keys inside the vehicle when you leave the vehicle.

This system is designed to help prevent vehicle theft but does not guarantee absolute security against all vehicle thefts.

Operating the system

Toyota Corolla. Engine immobilizer system

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