Checking the Battery

Check the battery condition monthly. Look at

Check the battery condition monthly. Look at the test indicator window and check the terminals for corrosion.

The battery condition is being monitored by the sensor on the negative terminal. If there is a problem with the sensor, the warning message on multi-information display will let you know. Have your vehicle checked by If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected or goes dead: • The audio system is disabled
• The clock resets.
• The navigation system* is disabled.

WARNING

The battery gives off explosive hydrogen gas during normal operation.

A spark or flame can cause the battery to explode with enough force to kill or seriously hurt you.

When conducting any battery maintenance, wear protective clothing and a face shield, or have a skilled technician do it.

WARNING: Battery post, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.

Wash your hands after handling. The test indicator’s color information is on the battery.

When you find corrosion, clean the battery terminals by applying a baking powder and water solution.

Clean terminals with a damp towel. Cloth/towel dry the battery. Coat the terminals with grease to help prevent future corrosion.

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