Toyota Prius Owners Manual

Starting your vehicle
FEATURES ON NEW TOYOTA VEHICLE / Toyota hybrid system / Starting your vehicle

Your vehicle is equipped with push buttonstart system. The hybrid systemwill start automatically by pressing the“POWER” switch briefly with the brakepedal depressed.

With smart function

1. Carry the key with you.

2. Press the “POWER” switch briefly withthe brake pedal depressed.

Without smart function

1. Insert the key.

2. Press the “POWER” switch briefly withthe brake pedal depressed.

The “READY” light flashes and stays on.Two beeps sound after a few seconds,and the hybrid system will start. (If theambient temperature is low such as duringwinter, it may take time until the “READY”light comes on.) You cannot start yourvehicle when the brake pedal is not depressed.(For details, see “How to startthe hybrid system—” on page 350.)

The engine may not start even with the“READY” light on.


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