Toyota Yaris: Exterior Care / Bright-Metal Maintenance

Toyota Yaris XP210 (2020-2021) Owner's Manual / Maintenance and Care / Appearance Care / Exterior Care / Bright-Metal Maintenance

  • Use tar remover to remove road tar and insects. Never do this with a knife or similar tool.
  • To prevent corrosion on bright-metal surfaces, apply wax or chrome preservative and rub it to a high luster.
  • During cold weather or in coastal areas, cover bright-metal parts with a coating of wax or preservative heavier than usual. It would also help to coat them with noncorrosive petroleum jelly or some other protective compound.

NOTICE

Do not use steel wool, abrasive cleaners, or strong detergents containing highly alkaline or caustic agents on chrome-plated or anodized aluminum parts. This may result in damage to the protective coating and cause discoloration or paint deterioration.

    Repairing Damage to the Finish

    Deep scratches or chips on the finish should be repaired promptly. Exposed metal quickly rusts and can lead to major repairs. NOTICE If your Toyota is damaged and needs metal parts repaired or replaced, make sure the body shop applies anti-corrosion materials to all parts, both repaired and new...

    Underbody Maintenance

    Road chemicals and salt used for ice and snow removal and solvents used for dust control may collect on the underbody. If not removed, they will speed up rusting and deterioration of such underbody parts as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust system, even though these parts may be coated with anti-corrosive material...

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    Toyota Yaris XP210 (2020-2021) Owner's Manual: Emergency Operation for Starting the Engine


    If the KEY warning light (red) illuminates, or the push button start indicator light (amber) flashes, this could indicate that the engine may not start using the usual starting method. Have your vehicle inspected at your Toyota dealer as soon as possible...

    Toyota Yaris XP210 (2020-2021) Owner's Manual: Selecting the Airflow Mode


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    Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Precautions

    The front and side supplemental restraint systems (SRS) include different types of air bags. Please verify the different types of air bags which are equipped on your vehicle by locating the “SRS AIRBAG” location indicators. These indicators are visible in the area where the air bags are installed.

    The air bags are installed in the following locations:

    The steering wheel hub (driver air bag) The front passenger dashboard (front passenger air bag) The outboard sides of the front seatbacks (side air bags) The front and rear window pillars, and the roof edge along both sides (curtain air bags)

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