Suzuki XL7 (2007 year). Instruction - part 4

 

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Suzuki XL7 (2007 year). Instruction - part 4

 

 

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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Keys
Key code information can be obtained by
• This device may not cause interference.
your dealer. These code numbers can be
• This device must accept any interfer-
used to make new keys. Additional keys
ence received, including interference
WARNING
that are needed can be made at any retail
that may cause undesired operation of
Leaving children in a vehicle with the
service facility provided you have the key
the device.
ignition key is dangerous for many
code information. Store this information in
reasons, children or others could be
a safe place, but not in your vehicle.
Changes or modifications to this system by
badly injured or even killed. They
other than an authorized service facility
Have extra keys made. Your service parts
could operate the power windows or
could void authorization to use this equip-
department can make extra keys for you.
other controls or even make the vehi-
ment.
cle move. The windows will function
NOTE:
At times you may notice a decrease in
with the keys in the ignition and they
If you ever lock your keys in your vehicle,
range. This is normal for any remote key-
could be seriously injured or killed if
you may have to damage the vehicle to get
less entry system. If the transmitter does
caught in the path of a closing win-
in. Be sure you have spare keys.
not work or if you have to stand closer to
dow. Do not leave the keys in a vehi-
your vehicle for the transmitter to work, try
cle with children.
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
this:
System
Check the distance. You may be too far
The remote keyless entry system operates
from your vehicle. You may need to
on a radio frequency subject to Federal
stand closer during rainy or snowy
Communications Commission
(FCC)
weather.
Rules and with Industry Canada.
Check the location. Other vehicles or
This device complies with Part 15 of the
objects may be blocking the signal. Take
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the fol-
a few steps to the left or right, hold the
lowing two conditions:
transmitter higher, and try again.
Check to determine if battery replace-
• This device may not cause harmful inter-
ment or resynchronization is necessary.
ference.
Refer to
“Battery Replacement” and
• This device must accept any interfer-
“Resynchronization” under
“Remote
ence received, including interference
Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation”
that may cause undesired operation of
in this section.
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the device.
If you are still having trouble, see your
One key is used for the ignition and all of
dealer or a qualified technician for ser-
This device complies with RSS-210 of
the locks.
vice.
Industry Canada. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
Remote Keyless Entry with
(Remote Vehicle Start):
System Operation
Remote Start
If your vehicle has this feature, it may be
The vehicle’s doors can be locked and
started from outside the vehicle using the
unlocked from about 3 feet (1 m) up to 65
RKE transmitter. See
“Remote Vehicle
feet (20 m) away with the Remote Keyless
Start” following, for more detailed informa-
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
tion.
If your vehicle has the remote start feature
(Lock):
you can also start your vehicle with the
Press the lock button to lock the doors and
RKE transmitter. Your RKE transmitter,
liftgate. If enabled through the Driver Infor-
with the remote start button, provides an
mation Center (DIC), the parking lamps will
increased range of 195 feet (60 m) away.
flash once to indicate locking has
However, the range may be less while the
occurred. If enabled through the DIC, the
vehicle is running. As a result, you may
horn will chirp when the lock button is
need to be closer to your vehicle to turn it
pressed again within five seconds of the
off than you were to turn it on.
previous press of the lock button. Refer to
1686604
There are other conditions which can
“DIC Vehicle Personalization” in
“Driver
Remote Keyless Entry without Remote
Information Center (DIC)” in the “Instru-
affect the performance of the transmitter.
Refer to
“Remote Keyless
Entry
(RKE)
Start
ment Panel” section for additional informa-
System” in this section.
tion. Pressing the lock button may arm the
content theft-deterrent system. Refer to
“Content Theft-Deterrent” in this section.
(Unlock):
Press the unlock button to unlock the
driver's door. If the button is pressed again
within five seconds, all remaining doors,
and the liftgate, will unlock. The interior
lamps will come on and stay on for 20 sec-
onds or until the ignition is turned on. If
enabled through the DIC, the parking
lamps will flash once to indicate unlocking
1686606
has occurred. Refer to “DIC Vehicle Per-
sonalization” in “Driver Information Center
The following functions may be available if
(DIC)” in the “Instrument Panel” section.
your vehicle has the RKE system:
Pressing the unlock button on the RKE
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
transmitter will disarm the content theft-
coded to match the new transmitter. Once
1)
Use a flat thin object to pry open the
deterrent system. Refer to “Content Theft-
your dealer has coded the new transmitter,
transmitter.
Deterrent” in this section.
the lost transmitter will not unlock your
vehicle. The vehicle can have a maximum
(Vehicle Locator/Panic Alarm):
of four transmitters matched to it. Or, refer
Press and release this button to locate
to “Relearn Remote Key” under “DIC Oper-
your vehicle. The turn signal lamps will
ation and Displays” in “Driver Information
flash and the horn will sound three times.
Center (DIC)” in the
“Instrument Panel”
Press and hold this button for more than
section for instructions on how to match
two seconds to activate the panic alarm.
RKE transmitters to your vehicle.
The turn signal lamps will flash and the
horn will sound repeatedly for 30 seconds.
Battery Replacement
The alarm will turn off when the ignition is
Under normal use, the battery in your RKE
moved to RUN or the alarm button is
transmitter should last about four years.
pressed again. The ignition must be in
The battery is weak if the transmitter will
LOCK for the panic alarm to work.
not work at the normal range in any loca-
1562525
The RKE transmitter is used to arm/disarm
tion. If you have to get close to your vehi-
the content theft-deterrent system. Your
cle before the transmitter works, it is
2)
Once the transmitter is separated, use
vehicle’s theft-deterrent system can be
probably time to change the battery.
a pencil or similar object to remove the
programmed to three different modes.
old battery. Do not use a metal object.
Refer to “Content Theft-Deterrent” in this
CAUTION
3)
Slide the new battery into the transmit-
section.
ter with the positive side of the battery
When replacing the battery, use care
facing down. Use a type CR2032 bat-
If you accidentally set off the alarm when
not to touch any of the circuitry.
tery, or equivalent type.
entering or exiting the vehicle, you can
Static from your body transferred to
4)
Snap the transmitter back together
shut it off by pressing the lock or unlock
these surfaces may damage the
tightly to be sure no moisture can enter.
button once or the panic alarm button
transmitter.
5)
Check the operation of the transmitter.
twice.
To replace the battery in the RKE transmit-
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
ter, do the following:
Each RKE transmitter is coded to prevent
another transmitter from unlocking your
vehicle. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a
replacement can be purchased through
your dealer. Remember to bring any addi-
tional transmitters so they can also be re-
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Remote Vehicle Start
If your vehicle is low on fuel, do not use the
The maximum number of remote starts or
Your vehicle may have the remote start
remote start feature. The vehicle may run
remote start attempts between ignition
feature. This feature allows you to start the
out of fuel.
cycles with the key is two.
engine from outside the vehicle. Refer to
To start the engine using the remote start
If the remote start procedure is used again
“REMOTE START” under “DIC Vehicle
feature, do the following:
before the first 10 minute time frame has
Personalization” in
“Driver Information
ended, the first 10 minutes will immediately
Center (DIC)” in the
“Instrument Panel”
1)
Aim the RKE transmitter, that has a
expire and the second
10 minute time
section for instructions on how to enable
remote vehicle start button, at the vehi-
frame will start.
and disable this feature.
cle.
2)
Press and release the transmitter’s lock
For example, if the lock button and then
During a remote start, the climate control
button, then immediately press and
the remote start buttons are pressed again
system will turn on at the fan, temperature,
hold the remote vehicle start button
after the vehicle has been running for five
and mode settings the vehicle was set to
until the vehicle’s turn signal lamps
minutes, 10 minutes are added, allowing
when the vehicle was last turned off and
flash, or for at least four seconds, if the
the engine to run for 15 minutes.
will also turn on the rear window defogger.
vehicle’s lights are not visible. The vehi-
After your vehicle’s engine has been
Laws in some local communities may
cle’s doors will be locked. Pressing the
started two times using the remote vehicle
restrict the use of remote starters. For
remote start button again after the vehi-
start button, the vehicle’s ignition switch
example, some laws may require a person
cle has started will turn off the ignition.
must be turned to RUN and then back to
using remote start to have the vehicle in
3)
When the vehicle’s engine starts, the
LOCK using the key before the remote
view when doing so. Check local regula-
parking lamps will turn on and remain
start procedure can be used again.
tions for any requirements on remote start-
on while the engine is running.
ing of vehicles.
4)
If it is your first remote start since last
If you enter the vehicle after a remote start,
driving, repeat these steps while the
and the engine is running, insert the key
(Remote Vehicle Start):
engine is still running for a 10 minute
into the ignition switch and turn it to the
Press and release the lock button and then
time extension.
RUN position to drive the vehicle.
press and hold the remote start button to
To instructionly shut off the engine after a
start the vehicle.
When you enter the vehicle during a
remote start, do any of the following:
Your RKE transmitter, with the remote start
remote start, and the engine is still running,
button, provides an increased range of
turn the key to the RUN position to drive
• Aim the RKE transmitter at the vehicle
operation. However, the range may be less
the vehicle
and press the remote start button until
while the vehicle is running. As a result,
the parking lamps turn off.
After a remote start, the engine will auto-
you may need to be closer to your vehicle
• Turn on the hazard warning flashers.
matically shut off after 10 minutes unless a
to turn it off, than you were to turn it on.
• Insert the vehicle’s key into the ignition
time extension has been done or the vehi-
switch and turn the switch to RUN and
cle’s key is inserted into the ignition switch
then back to LOCK.
and turned to RUN.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
The remote vehicle start feature will not
Doors and Locks
Power Door Locks
operate if:
The power door lock switches are located
Door Locks
on the driver’s and front passenger’s
• The vehicle’s key is in the ignition.
doors.
• The vehicle’s hood, liftgate or doors are
WARNING
not closed.
(Unlock):
• The hazard warning flashers are on.
Unlocked doors can be dangerous.
To unlock the doors, press the unlock sym-
• There is an emission control system
Passengers, especially children,
bol.
malfunction.
can easily open the doors and fall
• The engine coolant temperature is too
out of a moving vehicle. When a
(Lock):
high.
door is locked, the handle will not
Remove the ignition key and press the lock
• The oil pressure is low.
open it. You increase the chance of
symbol to lock all of the doors.
• Two remote vehicle starts have already
being thrown out of the vehicle in a
been used. The maximum number of
crash if the doors are not locked.
remote starts or remote start attempts
So, wear safety belts properly and
between ignition cycles with the key is
lock the doors whenever you drive.
two.
Young children who get into
unlocked vehicles may be unable
Vehicles that have the remote vehicle start
to get out. A child can be overcome
feature are shipped from the factory with
by extreme heat and can suffer per-
the remote vehicle start system enabled.
manent injuries or even death from
The system may be enabled or disabled
heat stroke. Always lock your vehi-
through the DIC. Refer to
“REMOTE
cle whenever you leave it.
START” under “DIC Vehicle Personaliza-
Outsiders can easily enter through
tion” in “Driver Information Center (DIC)” in
an unlocked door when you slow
the
“Instrument Panel” section for addi-
down or stop your vehicle. Locking
tional information.
your doors can help prevent this
from happening.
There are a couple of ways to instructionly
lock or unlock your vehicle.
From the outside, use the key in the
driver’s door.
From the inside, use the lock control on the
door.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Delayed Locking
To cancel the rear door security lock, do
A chime will sound three times to indicate
the following:
a door or liftgate is open when you try to
1) Unlock the door and open it from the
lock the doors with the remote keyless
outside.
entry (RKE) transmitter or the power door
2) Insert the key into the slot next to the
lock switch. The doors will not lock, and
rear door security lock label and turn it
the theft-deterrent system will not arm until
to the vertical position.
all the doors are closed and ten seconds
3) Repeat the steps for the other lock.
have passed.
The delayed locking feature can be pro-
Lockout Protection
grammed through the Driver Information
If you press the power door lock switch
Center (DIC). Refer to “DIC Vehicle Per-
when the key is in the ignition and any
sonalization” in “Driver Information Center
door is open, all the doors will lock and
(DIC)” in the “Instrument Panel” section.
only the driver’s door will unlock. Be sure
831642
to remove the key from the ignition when
The rear door security locks are located on
Programmable Automatic Door
locking your vehicle.
the inside edge of each rear door. You
Locks
must open the rear doors to access them.
If the keyless entry transmitter is used to
Your vehicle has an automatic lock/unlock
lock the doors and the key is in the ignition,
feature which enables you to program the
To set the security locks, do the following:
a chime will sound three times. All passen-
power door locks through the Driver Infor-
ger doors will lock, but the driver’s door will
mation Center (DIC). Refer to “DIC Vehicle
1) Insert the key into the lock above the
remain unlocked.
Personalization” in
“Driver Information
rear door security lock label and turn it
Center (DIC)” in the
“Instrument Panel”
to the horizontal position.
section for more information on DIC pro-
2) Close the door.
gramming.
3) Repeat the steps for the other rear
door.
Rear Door Security Locks
Your vehicle has rear door security locks
To open a rear door while the security lock
that prevent passengers from opening the
is on, do the following:
rear doors from the inside.
1) Unlock the door using the remote key-
less entry transmitter, the front door
power lock switch, or by lifting the rear
door instruction lock.
2) Open the door from the outside.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Liftgate
To open the liftgate, pull up on the handle
located in the center of the liftgate.
WARNING
When closing the liftgate, use the molded
It can be dangerous to drive with the
handles to pull the liftgate down. Push the
liftgate or liftglass open because car-
liftgate closed until it latches.
bon monoxide (CO) gas can come
into your vehicle. You cannot see or
Liftgate Operation with Loss of Power
smell CO. It can cause unconscious-
The liftgate is equipped with an electric
ness and even death. If you must
latch. If the battery is disconnected or has
drive with the liftgate open or if elec-
low voltage, the liftgate will not open.
trical wiring or other cable connec-
tions must pass through the seal
between the body and the liftgate or
liftglass:
1799191
• Make sure all other windows are
Use a tool to push the service release
shut.
lever located on the latch until you hear or
• Turn the fan on your climate con-
feel the gate release. The liftgate can now
trol system to its highest speed
be opened and closed instructionly. You will
and select the control setting that
need to use this procedure to open the lift-
will force outside air into your vehi-
gate until the power is restored.
cle. See “Climate Control System”
in the Index.
• If you have air outlets on or under
the instrument panel, open them all
the way. Refer to “Engine Exhaust”
1799172
in this section.
To open the liftgate if this happens,
remove the interior trim plug located at the
To unlock the liftgate, press the unlock but-
base of the liftgate from inside the vehicle.
ton on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter twice or use the power door
lock switch.
To lock the liftgate, press the lock button
on the RKE transmitter or use the power
door lock switch. The liftgate does not
have a key lock cylinder.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Windows
Power Windows
WARNING
WARNING
Leaving children, helpless adults, or
Leaving children, helpless adults, or
pets in a vehicle with the windows
pets in a vehicle with the windows
closed is dangerous. They can be
closed is dangerous. They can be
overcome from extreme heat in warm
overcome by the extreme heat and
or hot weather and suffer permanent
suffer permanent injuries or even
injuries or even death from heat
death from heat stroke. Never leave a
stroke.
child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone
Leaving children in a vehicle with the
in a vehicle, especially with the win-
ignition key is dangerous for many
dows closed in warm or hot weather.
reasons, children or others could be
badly injured or even killed. They
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could operate the power windows or
The window switches are located on each
other controls or even make the vehi-
side of the shift lever on the center con-
cle move. The windows will function
sole.
with the keys in the ignition and they
could be seriously injured or killed if
To lower a window, press the switch down.
caught in the path of a closing win-
To raise a window, pull the switch up.
dow. Do not leave keys in a vehicle
with children.
The power windows operate when the igni-
tion is in RUN or ACC.
When there are children in the rear
seat use the window lockout button
A window switch is also located on each
to prevent unintentional operation of
rear door. Press the bottom of the switch to
the windows.
lower the window. Press the top of the
switch to raise the window.
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Express-Down Window
The driver’s window switch has an
express-down feature that is labeled
AUTO. This allows the driver’s window to
open fully without having to continuously
press the switch. Press the switch to the
second position and the driver’s window
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
will go all the way down. To stop the win-
Theft-Deterrent Systems
Arming with the Power Lock Switch
dow from lowering, lift the switch all the
The alarm system will arm when you use
Vehicle theft is big business, especially in
way up and release it.
either power lock switch to lock the doors
some cities. Although your vehicle has a
while any door or the trunk is open and the
number of theft-deterrent features, we
Window Lockout
key is removed from the ignition.
know that nothing we put on it can make it
The driver’s window switches also include
impossible to steal.
a lockout switch. Press the left side of the
Arming with the Remote Keyless Entry
switch to prevent rear passengers from
Transmitter
Content Theft-Deterrent
using their window switches. The driver
The alarm system will arm when you use
To activate the theft-deterrent system:
can still control all the windows with the
your remote keyless entry transmitter to
lockout on. Press the right side of the win-
1) Open the door.
lock the doors, if the key is not in the igni-
dow lockout switch to return to normal win-
2) Lock the door with the power door lock
tion.
dow operation.
switch or the remote keyless entry
transmitter. If you are using the remote
Disarming with the Remote Keyless
Sun Visors
keyless entry transmitter, the door does
Entry Transmitter
To block out glare, swing the sun visor
not need to be open.
The alarm system will disarm when you
down. You can also detach the driver’s sun
3) Close all doors.
use your remote keyless entry transmitter
visor from the center mount and slide it
to unlock the doors.
along the rod from side-to-side for greater
Once armed, the alarm will go off if some-
The first time a remote unlock command is
coverage.
one tries to enter the vehicle without using
received, three flashes will be seen and
the remote keyless entry transmitter or a
three horn chirps heard to indicate an
Visor Vanity Mirrors
key or turns the ignition on with an incor-
alarm condition has occurred since last
Your vehicle has covered visor vanity mir-
rect key. The horn will sound and the turn
arming.
rors on both the driver’s and passenger’s
signal lamps will flash for approximately
side.
two minutes.
Disarming with Your Key
When the alarm is armed, the trunk may
The alarm system will disarm when you
be opened with the remote keyless entry
use your key to unlock the doors or insert
transmitter. The power door lock switches
your key in ignition and turn it from the
are disabled and the doors remain locked.
LOCK position.
You must use your remote keyless entry
transmitter or your key to unlock the doors
when the system is armed.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
PASS-Key® III+
PASS-Key® III+ Operation
It is possible for the PASS-Key® III+
The PASS-Key® III+ system operates on a
Your vehicle has PASS-Key® III+ (Person-
decoder to “learn” the transponder value of
radio frequency subject to Federal Com-
alized Automotive Security System) theft-
a new or replacement key. Up to nine addi-
munications Commission (FCC) Rules and
deterrent system. PASS-Key® III+ is a pas-
tional keys may be programmed for the
with Industry Canada.
sive theft-deterrent system. This means
vehicle. The following procedure is for pro-
you do not have to do anything special to
gramming additional keys only. If all the
This device complies with Part 15 of the
arm or disarm the system. It works when
currently programmed keys are lost or do
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the fol-
you transition the key to RUN, ACC or
not operate, you must see your dealer or a
lowing two conditions:
START from the LOCK position.
locksmith who can service PASS-Key® III+
1) This device may not cause harmful
to have keys made and programmed to the
When the PASS-Key® III+ system senses
interference.
system.
that someone is using the wrong key, it
2) This device must accept any interfer-
prevents the vehicle from starting. Anyone
See your dealer or a locksmith who can
ence received, including interference
using a trial-and-error method to start the
service PASS-Key® III+ to get a new key
that may cause undesired operation.
vehicle will be discouraged because of the
blank that is cut exactly as the ignition key
high number of electrical key codes.
that operates the system.
This device complies with RSS-210 of
Industry Canada. Operation is subject to
If the engine does not start and the secu-
To program the new additional key do the
the following two conditions:
rity light on the instrument panel comes on
following:
when trying to start the vehicle, the key
1) This device may not cause interfer-
1) Verify that the new key has a
may have a damaged transponder. Turn
ence.
stamped on it.
the ignition off and try again.
2) This device must accept any interfer-
2) Insert the original, already pro-
ence received, including interference
If the engine still does not start, and the
grammed, key in the ignition and start
that may cause undesired operation of
key appears to be undamaged, try another
the engine. If the engine will not start,
the device.
ignition key. At this time, you may also
see your dealer for service.
want to check the fuse, refer to “Fuses and
3) After the engine has started, turn the
Changes or modifications to this system by
Circuit Breakers” in “Electrical System” in
key to LOCK, and remove the key.
other than an authorized service facility
the “Service and Appearance Care” sec-
4) Insert the new key to be programmed
could void authorization to use this equip-
tion. If the engine still does not start with
and turn it to the RUN position within
ment.
the other key, your vehicle needs service.
five seconds of removing the original
If your vehicle does start, the first key may
key.
PASS-Key® III+ uses a radio frequency
be faulty. See your dealer who can service
5) The security light will turn off once the
transponder in the key that matches a
the PASS-Key® III+ to have a new key
key has been programmed.
decoder in your vehicle.
made. In an emergency, contact Roadside
6) Repeat Steps 1 through 5 if additional
Assistance.
keys are to be programmed.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
If you are driving and the security light
Daily Inspection Checklist
11)Make sure that all warning lights come
comes on and stays on, you may be able
on as the key is turned to the “ON” or
to restart your engine. Your PASS-Key®
Before Driving
“START” position.
III+ system, however, may not be working
1) Make sure that windows, mirrors, lights
12)Check all gauges.
properly and must be serviced by your
and reflectors are clean and unob-
13)Make sure that the BRAKE light turns
dealer.
structed.
off when the parking brake is released.
2) Visually check the tires for the following
If you lose or damage your PASS-Key®
points:
Once a week, or each time you fill your fuel
III+ key, see your dealer or a locksmith
- the depth of the tread groove
tank, perform the following under-hood
who can service PASS-Key® III+ to have a
- abnormal wear, cracks and damage
checks:
new key made.
- loose wheel nuts
1)
Engine oil level
- existence of foreign material such as
2)
Coolant level
nails, stones, etc.
3)
Brake fluid level
Refer to
“Tires” in the
“SERVICE AND
4)
Power steering (if equipped) fluid level
APPEARANCE CARE” section for details.
5)
Windshield washer fluid level
3) Look for oil or other fluid leaks.
6)
Hood latch operation
Pull the hood release handle inside the
NOTE:
vehicle. Make sure that you cannot
It is normal for water to drip from the air
open the hood all the way without
conditioning system after use.
releasing the secondary latch. Be sure
4) Make sure the hood is fully closed and
to close the hood securely after check-
latched.
ing for proper latch operation. Refer to
5) Check the headlights, turn signal lights,
“Lubricate body components” under
brake lights and horn for proper opera-
“Scheduled Maintenance” in the
tion.
“Maintenance Schedule” section for the
6) Lock all doors.
lubrication schedule.
7) Adjust the seat and adjustable head
restraints (if equipped).
WARNING
8) Check the brake pedal.
Make sure the hood is fully closed
9) Adjust the mirrors.
and latched before driving. If it is not,
10)Make sure that you and all passengers
it can fly up unexpectedly during
have properly fastened your safety
driving, obstructing your view and
belts.
resulting in an accident.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Starting and Operating Your
Ignition Positions
(LOCK):
You will only be able to remove your key
Vehicle
when the ignition is turned to LOCK.
The ignition switch cannot be turned to
New Vehicle Break-In
LOCK unless the shift lever is in PARK (P).
CAUTION
ACC (Accessory):
Your vehicle does not need an elabo-
This position operates some of your elec-
rate break-in. But it will perform bet-
trical accessories.
ter in the long run if you follow these
guidelines:
(RUN):
• Do not drive at any one constant
This is the position the switch returns to
speed, fast or slow, for the first 500
after you start your engine and release the
miles (805 km). Do not make full-
switch. The switch stays in the RUN posi-
throttle starts. Avoid downshifting
tion when the engine is running. But even
to brake, or slow, the vehicle.
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when the engine is not running, you can
• Avoid making hard stops for the
use RUN to operate your electrical acces-
With the key in the ignition switch, you can
first 200 miles (322 km) or so. Dur-
sories and to display some warning and
turn it to four different positions. A warning
ing this time your new brake linings
indicator lights.
tone will sound if you open the driver’s
are not yet broken in. Hard stops
door when the key has not been removed
The battery could be drained if you leave
with new linings can mean prema-
from the ignition.
the key in the ACC or RUN position with
ture wear and earlier replacement.
the engine off. You may not be able to start
Follow this breaking-in guideline
CAUTION
your vehicle if the battery is allowed to
every time you get new brake lin-
drain for an extended period of time.
ings.
Using a tool to force the key from the
• Do not tow a trailer during break-in.
ignition switch could cause damage
(START):
Refer to “Towing a Trailer” in “Tow-
or break the key. Use the correct key
This position starts the engine. When the
ing” in the “Driving Your Vehicle”
and turn the key only with your hand.
engine starts, release the key. The ignition
section for the trailer towing capa-
Make sure the key is in all the way. If
switch will return to RUN for normal driv-
bilities of your vehicle and more
none of this works, then your vehicle
ing.
information.
needs service.
Following break-in, engine speed and
Key In the Ignition
load can be gradually increased.
Never leave your vehicle with the keys
inside, as it is an easy target for joy riders
or thieves. If you leave the key in the igni-
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tion and park your vehicle, a chime will
Starting the Engine
after
15 seconds to prevent cranking
sound, when you open the driver’s door.
Place the transaxle in the proper gear.
motor damage. To prevent gear dam-
Always remember to remove your key from
age, this system also prevents cranking
Move your shift lever to PARK (P) or NEU-
the ignition and take it with you. This will
if the engine is already running. Engine
TRAL (N). Your engine will not start in any
lock your ignition and transaxle. Also,
cranking can be stopped by turning the
other position -- this is a safety feature. To
always remember to lock the doors.
ignition switch to the ACC or LOCK
restart when you are already moving, use
position.
The battery could be drained if you leave
NEUTRAL (N) only.
the key in the ignition while your vehicle is
CAUTION
parked. You may not be able to start your
CAUTION
vehicle after it has been parked for an
Cranking the engine for long periods
Shifting into PARK (P) with the vehi-
extended period of time.
of time, by returning the key to the
cle moving could damage the tran-
START position immediately after
saxle. Shift into PARK (P) only when
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
cranking has ended, can overheat
your vehicle is stopped.
The vehicle has Retained Accessory
and damage the cranking motor, and
Power (RAP), which will allow your vehi-
drain the battery. Wait at least 15 sec-
Starting Procedure
cle’s radio and windows to work when the
onds between each try, to allow the
ignition key is in RUN or ACC. Once the
1)
With your foot off the accelerator pedal,
cranking motor to cool down.
turn the ignition key to START. When
key is turned from RUN to LOCK the radio
will continue to work 10 minutes or until the
the engine starts, let go of the key. The
2)
If the engine does not start after 5-10
idle speed will go down as your engine
driver’s door is opened. Also, the power
seconds, especially in very cold
windows will continue to work for up to 10
gets warm. Do not race the engine
weather (below 0°F -18°C), it could be
immediately after starting it. Operate
minutes or until any door is opened.
flooded with too much gasoline. Try
the engine and transaxle gently to allow
pushing the accelerator pedal all the
the oil to warm up and lubricate all mov-
way to the floor and holding it there as
ing parts.
you hold the key in START for up to a
Your vehicle has a Computer-Con-
maximum of 15 seconds. Wait at least
trolled Cranking System. This feature
15 seconds between each try, to allow
assists in starting the engine and pro-
the cranking motor to cool down. When
tects components. If the ignition key is
the engine starts, let go of the key and
turned to the START position, and then
accelerator. If the vehicle starts briefly
released when the engine begins
but then stops again, do the same
cranking, the engine will continue
thing. This clears the extra gasoline
cranking for a few seconds or until the
from the engine. Do not race the engine
vehicle starts. If the engine does not
immediately after starting it. Operate
start and the key is held in START for
the engine and transaxle gently until
many seconds, cranking will be stopped
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the oil warms up and lubricates all mov-
passenger’s side of the engine com-
Automatic Transaxle Operation
ing parts.
partment, near the radiator.
The shift lever for the automatic transaxle
3) Plug it into a normal, grounded 110-volt
is located on the console between the
CAUTION
AC outlet.
seats.
Your engine is designed to work with
Maximum engine speed is limited when
WARNING
the electronics in your vehicle. If you
the vehicle is in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL
add electrical parts or accessories,
Plugging the cord into an
(N) to protect driveline components from
you could change the way the engine
ungrounded outlet could cause an
improper operation.
operates. Before adding electrical
electrical shock. Also, the wrong kind
equipment, check with your dealer. If
of extension cord could overheat and
you do not, your engine might not
cause a fire. You could be seriously
perform properly. Any resulting dam-
injured. Plug the cord into a properly
age would not be covered by your
grounded three-prong
110-volt AC
vehicle’s warranty.
outlet. If the cord will not reach, use a
heavy-duty three-prong extension
Engine Coolant Heater
cord rated for at least 15 amps.
If your vehicle has this feature, in very cold
weather 0°F (-18°C) or colder, the engine
4) Before starting the engine, be sure to
coolant heater can help. You will get easier
unplug and store the cord as it was
starting and better fuel economy during
before to keep it away from moving
engine warm-up. Usually, the coolant
engine parts. If you do not, it could be
heater should be plugged in a minimum of
damaged.
four hours prior to starting your vehicle. At
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temperatures above 32°F (0°C), use of the
How long should you keep the coolant
There are several different positions for the
coolant heater is not required. Your vehicle
heater plugged in? The answer depends
shift lever. When using the manual shift
may also have an internal thermostat in
on the outside temperature, the kind of oil
mode a number will also appear on the tell-
the plug end of the cord. This will prevent
you have, and some other things. Instead
tale line below the gear selections. For
operation of the engine coolant heater
of trying to list everything here, we ask that
more information on the manual shift
when the temperature is at or above 0°F (-
you contact your dealer in the area where
option see “Manual Shift Mode” in this sec-
18°C) as noted on the cord.
you will be parking your vehicle. The
tion.
dealer can give you the best advice for that
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
particular area.
PARK (P):
1) Turn off the engine.
This position locks the front wheels. It is
2) Open the hood and unwrap the electri-
the best position to use when the engine is
cal cord. The cord is located on the
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started because the vehicle cannot move
into another gear. Refer to “Shifting Out of
easily.
Park (P)” in this section.
WARNING
Shifting into a drive gear while your
WARNING
REVERSE (R):
engine is running at high speed is
Use this gear to back up.
It is dangerous to get out of your
dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly
vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in
on the brake pedal, your vehicle
CAUTION
PARK (P) with the parking brake
could move very rapidly. You could
firmly set. Your vehicle can roll.
Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your
lose control and hit people or
Do not leave your vehicle when the
vehicle is moving forward could dam-
objects. Do not shift into a drive gear
engine is running unless you have to.
age the transaxle. The repairs would
while your engine is running at high
If you have left the engine running,
not be covered by your warranty.
speed.
the vehicle can move suddenly. You
Shift to REVERSE (R) only after your
or others could be injured. To be sure
vehicle is stopped.
CAUTION
your vehicle will not move, even
when you are on fairly level ground,
To rock the vehicle back and forth to get
Shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL
always set your parking brake and
out of snow, ice, or sand without damaging
(N) while the engine is running at
move the shift lever to PARK (P).
the transaxle, refer to “If Your Vehicle is
high speed may damage the tran-
Refer to “Shifting Into Park (P)” in
Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow” in “Your
saxle. The repairs would not be cov-
this section. If you are pulling a
Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle” in the
ered by your warranty. Be sure the
trailer, refer to “Towing a Trailer” in
“Driving Your Vehicle” section.
engine is not running at high speeds
“Towing” in the “Driving Your Vehi-
when shifting your vehicle.
cle” section.
NEUTRAL (N):
In this position, the engine does not con-
DRIVE (D):
Make sure the shift lever is fully in PARK
nect with the wheels. To restart when the
This position is for normal driving. It pro-
(P) before starting the engine. The vehicle
vehicle is already moving, use NEUTRAL
vides the best fuel economy for your vehi-
has an automatic transaxle shift lock con-
(N) only. Also, use NEUTRAL (N) when the
cle. If the vehicle needs more power for
trol system. You must fully apply your reg-
vehicle is being towed.
passing, and it is:
ular brakes first and then press the shift
lever button, before you can shift from
• Going less than 35 mph (55 km/h), push
PARK (P) when the ignition is in RUN. If
the accelerator pedal about halfway
you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease
down.
pressure on the shift lever and push the
• Going about 35 mph (55 km/h) or more,
shift lever all way into PARK (P) as you
push the accelerator pedal all the way
maintain brake application. Then press the
down. The vehicle will shift down to the
shift lever button and move the shift lever
next gear and have more power.
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Downshifting the transaxle in slippery road
Manual Shift Mode (MSM)
A box with the current gear will display in
conditions could result in skidding, refer to
(Automatic Transaxle)
the middle of the telltale line below the
“Loss of Control” in
“Your Driving, the
gear selection.
Road, and Your Vehicle” in the “Driving
While using the Manual Shift Mode (MSM)
Your Vehicle” section.
feature the vehicle will have firmer shifting
and increased performance. You can use
CAUTION
this for sport driving or when climbing hills
Spinning the tires or holding the
to stay in gear longer or to downshift for
vehicle in one place on a hill using
more power or engine braking.
only the accelerator pedal may dam-
The transaxle will only allow you to shift
age the transaxle. If you are stuck, do
into gears appropriate for the vehicle
not spin the tires. When stopping on
speed and engine revolutions per minute
a hill, use the brakes to hold the vehi-
(RPM):
cle in place.
The transaxle will not downshift to the
MANUAL SHIFT MODE (M):
next lower gear if the engine RPM is too
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This position, available on the models with
high.
the Manual Shift Mode (MSM), allows you
To use this feature, do the following:
The transaxle will not automatically shift
to change gears similar to a manual tran-
to the next higher gear if the engine
1) Move the shift lever from DRIVE (D) to
saxle. If your vehicle has this feature, see
RPM is too high.
the left into the MANUAL SHIFT MODE
“Manual Shift Mode (MSM)”.
When coming to a stop in the manual
(M).
mode, the vehicle will automatically
While driving in manual mode, the tran-
downshift to the proper gear based on
saxle will remain in the driver selected
speed. Upon acceleration you will need
gear.
to manually upshift to the desired gear.
When coming to a stop in the manual
position, the vehicle will automatically
shift into FIRST (1) gear.
- A shift is required to protect the engine
or transmission or
- The vehicle slows almost to a stop,
and then automatic downshift will
occur.
2) Press the shift lever forward to upshift
or rearward to downshift.
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SECOND (2) Gear Start Feature
Parking Brake
CAUTION
CAUTION
Driving with the parking brake on can
If you attempt a third gear start while
overheat the brake system and cause
trailering or towing a heavy load, you
premature wear or damage to brake
will notice reduced engine power.
system parts. Verify that the parking
This could overheat and damage
brake is fully released and the brake
your transaxle. Do not attempt a third
warning light is off before driving.
gear start while trailering or towing
your vehicle.
Shifting Into Park (P)
When accelerating your vehicle from a
WARNING
stop in snowy and icy conditions, you may
It can be dangerous to get out of your
want to shift into SECOND (2). A higher
vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in
gear, and light application of the gas pedal,
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PARK (P) with the parking brake
may allow you to gain more traction on
The parking brake lever is located to the
firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If
slippery surfaces.
right of the driver’s seat.
you have left the engine running, the
With the MANUAL SHIFT MODE, the vehi-
vehicle can move suddenly. You or
To set the parking brake, hold the brake
cle can accelerate from a stop in SECOND
others could be injured. To be sure
pedal down and pull up on the parking
(2).
your vehicle will not move, even
brake lever. If the ignition is on, the brake
when you are on fairly level ground,
system warning light will come on.
1) Move the shift lever from DRIVE (D)
use the steps that follow. If you are
into the MANUAL SHIFT MODE (M)
To release the parking brake, hold the
pulling a trailer, refer to “Towing a
position.
brake pedal down. Pull the parking brake
Trailer” in “Towing” in the “Driving
2) With the vehicle stopped, press the
lever up until you can press the release
Your Vehicle” section.
plus (+) paddle forward to select SEC-
button. Hold the release button in as you
OND (2). The vehicle will start from a
move the brake lever all the way down.
1) Hold the brake pedal down and set the
stop position in SECOND (2).
parking brake.
Make sure to release the parking brake
3) Once the vehicle is moving select the
2) Move the shift lever into the PARK (P)
before driving the vehicle.
desired drive gear.
position by holding in the button on the
If the parking brake is applied and the vehi-
shift lever and pushing it all the way
cle is moving at least 4 mph (6 km/h), a
toward the front of the vehicle.
chime will activate to remind you to release
3) Turn the ignition key to LOCK.
the parking brake.
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