Electric power steering is only operable
when the engine is running.
If the engine is off or if the power
steering system is inoperable, you can
still steer, but it requires more physical
If the steering feels stiffer than usual
during normal driving or the steering
vibrates, contact your authorized dealer.
warning light notifies the driver
of system abnormalities and operation
Note: Never hold the steering wheel to
the extreme left or right for more than
five seconds with the engine running.
This could damage the power steering
Emission Control System
This vehicle is equipped with an
emission control system (the catalytic
converter is part of this system) that
enables the vehicle to comply with
existing exhaust emissions
Ignoring the following precautions could
cause lead to accumulate on the
catalyst inside the converter or cause
the converter to get very hot. Either
condition will damage the converter and
cause poor performance:
USE ONLY UNLEADED FUEL.
Do not drive your vehicle with any
sign of engine malfunction.
Do not coast with the ignition OFF.
Do not descend steep grades in gear
with the ignition OFF.
Do not operate the engine at high
idle for more than two minutes.
Do not tamper with the emission
control system. All inspections and
adjustments must be made by your
Do not push-start or pull-start your
Under U.S. federal law, any modification
to the original-equipment emission
control system before the first sale and
registration of a vehicle is subject to
penalties. In some states, such
modification made on a used vehicle is
also subject to penalties.
While the engine is off, the sound of a
valve opening and closing can be heard
at the rear of the vehicle, however this
does not indicate an abnormality. The
vehicle has a self-checking device and
it operates while the engine is off.
A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you
park over materials that can burn. Such
materials might be grass or leaves coming
into contact with your exhaust system. Do
not park or operate your vehicle in areas
where your exhaust system can contact
anything that can burn.