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Toyota Sienna 2010-2019 Owners Manual: Battery

Check the battery as follows:

Battery exterior

Make sure that the battery terminals are not corroded and that there are no loose connections, cracks, or loose clamps.

Toyota Sienna.  Battery exterior


  1. Terminals
  2. Hold-down clamp

Before recharging

When recharging, the battery produces hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. Therefore, observe the following before recharging:

After recharging/reconnecting the battery (vehicles with a smart key system)

Disconnecting the battery (vehicles with an AUTO ACCESS SEAT)

Do not disconnect the battery while operating the AUTO ACCESS SEAT. The AUTO ACCESS SEAT will become inoperable.

For details, refer to “AUTO ACCESS SEAT OWNER’S MANUAL”.

WARNING

Chemicals in the battery

Batteries contain poisonous and corrosive sulfuric acid and may produce hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. To reduce the risk of death or serious injury, take the following precautions while working on or near the battery:

  • Do not cause sparks by touching the battery terminals with tools.
  • Do not smoke or light a match near the battery.
  • Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothes.
  • Never inhale or swallow electrolyte.
  • Wear protective safety glasses when working near the battery.
  • Keep children away from the battery.

Where to safely charge the battery

Always charge the battery in an open area. Do not charge the battery in a garage or closed room where there is insufficient ventilation.

How to recharge the battery

Only perform a slow charge (5 A or less). The battery may explode if charged at a quicker rate.

Emergency measures regarding electrolyte

  • If electrolyte gets in your eyes Flush your eyes with clean water for at least 15 minutes and get immediate medical attention. If possible, continue to apply water with a sponge or cloth while traveling to the nearest medical facility.
  • If electrolyte gets on your skin Wash the affected area thoroughly. If you feel pain or burning, get medical attention immediately.
  • If electrolyte gets on your clothes It can soak through clothing on to your skin. Immediately take off the clothing and follow the procedure above if necessary.
  • If you accidentally swallow electrolyte Drink a large quantity of water or milk. Get emergency medical attention immediately.

NOTICE

When recharging the battery

Never recharge the battery while the engine is running. Also, be sure all accessories are turned off.

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