Lexus NX: Hybrid transmission

Select the shift position depending on your purpose and situation.

Shift position purpose and functions

Lexus NX. Driving procedures

*1: To improve fuel efficiency and reduce noise, shift the shift lever to D for normal driving.
You can choose gear range suitable for your driving situation by operating the paddle shift switches.
*2: By selecting shift ranges using S mode, you can control accelerating force and engine braking force.

■S mode

■When driving with dynamic radar cruise control with full-speed range activated Even when performing the following actions with the intent of enabling engine braking, engine braking will not activate because dynamic radar cruise control with full-speed range will not be canceled.

■Restraining sudden start (Drive-Start Control) When the following unusual operation is performed, the hybrid system output may be restrained.

WARNING

■When driving on slippery road surfaces Be careful of downshifting and sudden acceleration, as this could result in the vehicle skidding to the side or spinning.

NOTICE

■Hybrid battery (traction battery) charge If the shift lever is in N, the hybrid battery (traction battery) will not be charging, even when the engine is running. Therefore, if the vehicle is left with the shift lever in N, the hybrid battery (traction battery) will discharge, and this may result in the vehicle not being able to start.

Shifting the shift lever

Lexus NX. Driving procedures

  While the power switch is in ON mode, move the shift lever with the brake pedal depressed.

When shifting the shift lever between P and D, make sure that the vehicle is completely stopped.

■Shift lock system The shift lock system is a system to prevent accidental operation of the shift lever in starting.

The shift lever can be shifted from P only when the power switch is in ON mode and the brake pedal is being depressed.

■If the shift lever cannot be shifted from P First, check whether the brake pedal is being depressed.

If the shift lever cannot be shifted with your foot on the brake pedal, there may be a problem with the shift lock system. Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer immediately.

The following steps may be used as an emergency measure to ensure that the shift lever can be shifted.

Releasing the shift lock:

1. Set the parking brake.

2. Turn the power switch off.

3. Depress the brake pedal.

4. Pry the cover up with a flathead screwdriver or equivalent tool.

To prevent damage to the cover, cover the tip of the screwdriver with a rag.

Lexus NX. Driving procedures

5. Press the shift lock override button.

The shift lever can be shifted while the button is pressed

Lexus NX. Driving procedures

WARNING

■To prevent an accident when releasing the shift lock Before pressing the shift lock override button, make sure to set the parking brake and depress the brake pedal.

If the accelerator pedal is accidentally depressed instead of the brake pedal when the shift lock override button is pressed and the shift lever is shifted out of P, the vehicle may suddenly start, possibly leading to an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

Selecting shift ranges in the D position

To drive using temporary shift range selection, operate the "-" paddle shift switch while the shift lever in D. Changing the shift range enables the level of engine braking force to be selected.

The shift range can then be selected by operating the "-" and "+" paddle shift switches.

Lexus NX. Driving procedures

  1. Upshifting
  2. Downshifting

The selected shift range, from 1 to 6, will be displayed on the multi-information display.

The initial shift range is 4 when the "-" paddle shift switch is operated.

To return to normal D position driving, the "+" paddle shift switch must be held down for a period of time.

■ Shift ranges and their functions

■Automatic deactivation of shift range selection in the D position Shift range selection in the D position will be deactivated in the following situations:

Selecting shift ranges in the S position

To enter S mode, shift the shift lever to S. Shift ranges can be selected by operating the shift lever or paddle shift switches, allowing you to drive in the shift range of your choice. The shift range can be selected by operating the shift lever or the "-" and "+" paddle shift switches.

Lexus NX. Driving procedures

Lexus NX. Driving procedures

  1. Upshifting
  2. Downshifting

The selected shift range, from 1 to 6, will be displayed.

The initial shift range in S mode is 4.

■ Shift ranges and their functions

■Downshifting restriction warning buzzer To help ensure safety and driving performance, downshifting operation may sometimes be restricted. In some circumstances, downshifting may not be possible even when the shift lever or paddle shift switch is operated. (A buzzer will sound twice.)

Turn signal lever

Operating instructions

Lexus NX. Driving procedures

Lexus NX. Driving procedures

  1. Right turn
  2. Lane change to the right (move the lever partway and release it) The right hand signals will flash 3 times.
  3. Lane change to the left (move the lever partway and release it) The left hand signals will flash 3 times.
  4. Left turn

■Turn signals can be operated when The power switch is in ON mode.

■If the indicator flashes faster than usual Check that a light bulb in the front or rear turn signal lights has not burned out.

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 Parking brake

The parking brake can be set or released automatically or manually. In automatic mode, the parking brake can be set or released automatically according to shift lever operation. Also, even in a

 Brake Hold

The brake hold system keeps the brake applied when the shift lever is in D, S or N with the system on and the brake pedal has been depressed to stop the vehicle. The system releases the brake whe

 Operating the lights and wipers

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 Using the interior lights

Interior lights list Location of the interior lights Outer foot lights Personal lights Front interior light Rear interior light Footwell lights When the power switch is in ON mode, the footwell lights will turn on. However, if the instrument panel light control switch is tur

 Luggage compartment features

Cargo hooks Raise the hook to use. The cargo hooks are provided for securing loose items. WARNING ■When cargo hooks are not in use To avoid injury, always return the hooks to their stowed positions when not in use. Cargo net hooks Raise the hook to use. The cargo net can be hanged,

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