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Toyota Highlander Owners Manual: 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)

The engine may not start. Follow the procedure below to initialize the system.

  1. Shift the shift lever to p.
  2. Open and close any of the doors.
  3. Restart the engine.

If the system will not start even after multiple attempts, contact your toyota dealer.

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.
  • œIf 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 operating. Also, be sure all accessories are turned off.

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