Starting the Engine

1. Make sure the parking brake is applied.

1. Make sure the parking brake is applied.

Automatic transmission models

Automatic transmission models

2. Check that the shift lever is in depress the brake pedal., then depress the brake pedal.

 - Although it is possible to start the vehicle in . , it is safer to start it in .

Manual transmission models

Manual transmission models

2. Check that the shift lever is in depress the brake pedal with your right . Then depress the brake pedal with your right foot, and the clutch pedal with your left foot.

 - The clutch pedal must be fully depressed to start the engine.

Starting the Engine

Keep your foot firmly on the brake pedal when starting the engine. The engine is harder to start in cold weather and in thinner air found at altitudes above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters). When starting the engine in cold weather, turn off all electrical accessories such as the lights, climate control system, and rear defogger in order to reduce battery drain. If you live in a region where winter is extremely cold, an engine block heater will improve starting and warming of the engine. If temperatures consistently below -22°F (-30°C) are expected, the coolant mixture should be changed to a higher concentration to prevent freezing. Consult a dealer for details. If exhaust system sounds abnormal or you can smell exhaust gas inside the vehicle, have your vehicle checked by a dealer. There may be a problem with the engine or exhaust system. The immobilizer system protects your vehicle from theft. If an improperly coded device is used, the engine’s fuel system is disabled.

All models

All models

3. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button without depressing the accelerator pedal.

Starting the Engine

Bring the keyless access remote close to the ENGINE START/STOP button if the battery in the keyless access remote is weak.

The engine may not start if the keyless access remote is subjected to strong radio waves. Do not hold the ENGINE START/STOP button to start the engine. If the engine does not start, wait at least 10 seconds before trying again.

Stopping the Engine

You can turn the engine off when the vehicle is completely stopped.

Automatic transmission models

1. Shift to 2. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button. .

2. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button.

Manual transmission models

• If the shift lever is in press the ENGINE START/STOP button. , press the ENGINE START/STOP button. • If the shift lever is in any gear other than press , depress the clutch pedal, then press the ENGINE START/STOP button.

Starting to Drive

Automatic transmission models

1. Keeping your right foot on the brake pedal, release the parking brake. Check that the parking brake indicator has gone off.

2. Put the shift lever in . Select  when reversing. . Select 3. Gradually release the brake pedal and gently depress the when reversing.

3. Gradually release the brake pedal and gently depress the accelerator pedal to pull away.

Hill Start Assist System

Hill start assist keeps the brake engaged briefly to help prevent the vehicle from rolling on inclines as you move your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator.

Manual transmission models

Depress the clutch pedal, and shift to when facing  when facing uphill, orwhen facing  when facing downhill, then release the brake pedal.

Automatic transmission models

Move the shift lever to when facing uphill, or or   when facing downhill, when facing uphill, or then release the brake pedal.  when facing downhill, then release the brake pedal.

Starting the Engine

Hill start assist may not prevent the vehicle from rolling downhill on a very steep or slippery slope, and does not operate on small inclines. Hill start assist is not a replacement for the parking brake.

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