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Toyota Sienna 2010-2024 Owners Manual: If the engine will not start

If the engine will not start even though correct starting procedures are being followed (, 228), 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:

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 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 an 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:

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:

  1. Set the parking brake.
  2. Shift the shift lever to P.
  3. Turn the engine switch to ACCESSORY mode.
  4. Press and hold the engine switch for about 15 seconds while depressing the brake pedal 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.

Stowing the spare tire
Lay down the tire with the outer side (valve stem) facing up, and install the holding bracket. Turn the jack handle clockwise to raise the tire until the tire is in the correc ...

If the shift lever cannot be shifted from P
If the shift lever cannot be shifted with your foot on the brake pedal, there may be a problem with the shift lock system (a system to prevent accidental operation of the shift lever). Have the veh ...

Other materials:

Problem symptoms table
Vehicle stability control system: TERMINALS OF ECU 1. Terminal of ECU (*1): Models with dynamic laser cruise control (*2): 2WD model 2. Terminal Inspection (a) Disconnect the connector and measure the voltage or resistance on the wire harness side. HINT: Voltage cannot be measured wit ...

Inspection
1. INSPECT VENTILATION VALVE (a) Install a clean hose to the ventilation valve. (b) Check the ventilation valve operation. (1) Blow air into the cylinder head side, and check that air passes through easily. NOTICE: Do not suck air through the valve. Petroleum substances i ...

How to proceed with troubleshooting
HINT: *: Use the intelligent tester. 1 VEHICLE BROUGHT TO WORKSHOP 2 CUSTOMER PROBLEM ANALYSIS Confirm problem symptoms 3 CHECK MULTIPLEX COMMUNICATION SYSTEM* Check if the multiplex communication system DTC is output. HINT: The center airbag sensor assembly of this system is co ...

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