Starting the Engine

1. Make sure the parking brake is applied.

1. Make sure the parking brake is applied.
- The electric parking brake indicator comes on for 15 seconds when you pull up the electric parking brake switch.

2. Check that the shift lever is in

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 Keep your foot firmly on the brake pedal when.

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.

3. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button

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

■Stopping the Engine

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

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

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.

■Starting to Drive

1. Keeping your right foot on the brake pedal, put the shift lever in . Select when reversing. when reversing.
2. With the parking brake applied, release the brake pedal and gently depress the accelerator pedal.
- Make sure the electric parking brake indicator goes off.

You can also release the parking brake by pressing the electric parking brake switch while depressing the brake pedal.

When facing downhill, you can start your vehicle more smoothly by manually releasing it with the electric parking brake switch than by releasing it with the accelerator pedal.

■ 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.

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

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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