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Suzuki Forenza (2008 year). Instruction - part 4

 

 

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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Power Windows
Express-Down Window
Sun Visors
The driver’s window also has an express-
down feature.
This switch is labeled AUTO. Press the
switch then release it and the driver’s win-
dow will go all the way down.
To stop the window while it is lowering,
press the switch again. To raise the win-
dow, pull up and hold the switch.
Window Lockout
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If your vehicle has this feature, the power
To block out glare, you can swing down the
window switches are located on the arm-
visors. You can also remove them from the
rest on the driver’s door. In addition, each
center mount and swing them to the side.
passenger door has a switch for its own
window. The ignition must be ON to use
Visor Vanity Mirror
the power windows.
Your vehicle has vanity mirrors located on
the back of the sun visors. Swing down the
To lower a window, press and hold the
sun visor to expose the vanity mirror.
switch till the window reaches the desired
position. To raise the window, pull up and
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hold the switch until the window reaches
the desired position.
The driver’s power window controls also
include a lockout button.
Press the lockout button to disable the
front and rear passenger window switches.
The driver can still operate all the windows
with the lock on. Press the lockout button
again to return to normal window opera-
tion.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Theft-Deterrent Systems
The theft-deterrent system will not arm
when you lock the doors using the key or
Vehicle theft is big business, especially in
the instruction door lock. It arms only when
some cities. Although your vehicle has a
you use the remote keyless entry transmit-
number of theft-deterrent features, we
ter.
know that nothing we put on it can make it
impossible to steal.
Disarming the System
To disarm the system, do the following:
Theft-Deterrent System
Your vehicle may have a theft-deterrent
• Unlock the driver’s or passenger’s front
system.
door using the key, or
A
• Press the Unlock button on the transmit-
Arming the System
ter.
To arm the system, do the following:
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- The LED on the transmitter will flash
1) Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
once.
and remove the key from the ignition. If
- The security light (A) will flash once
- All of the doors will unlock.
the key is inserted in the ignition switch,
every 0.8 seconds to indicate that the
- The hazard warning lamps will flash
the transmitter will not operate the theft-
theft-deterrent system is armed. The
twice.
deterrent system.
security light is located on the driver’s
- The theft-deterrent mode will deacti-
2) Close the doors, the windows, the
door lock.
vate.
hood, and the trunk. Make sure the win-
dows are closed, as the system can be
To avoid activating the alarm by accident,
How the System Alarm is Activated
activated even if the windows are open.
do the following:
If a door or the trunk is opened without the
3) Lock the doors using the remote key-
key or the remote keyless entry transmitter,
• Lock the vehicle with the key or the man-
less entry transmitter. The transmitter
the horn will sound and the lamps will flash
ual door lock after the doors are closed if
must be used to activate the theft-deter-
for up to 30 seconds.
you don’t want to arm the theft-deterrent
rent system.
system.
The theft-deterrent system won’t arm if you
- The LED on the transmitter will flash
• Unlock the driver’s or passenger’s front
lock the doors with the key or use the man-
once.
door with the key or use the remote key-
ual door lock. It activates only if you use
- All of the doors will lock.
less entry transmitter. Pressing the
the remote keyless entry transmitter.
- The hazard warning lamps will flash
UNLOCK button on the remote keyless
If the door is not opened or if the engine is
once and the horn will chirp.
entry transmitter disables the theft-deter-
not started within 30 seconds after disarm-
– The theft-deterrent mode will activate.
rent system. Unlocking a door any other
ing the system with the transmitter, all of
way will activate the alarm when a door
the doors will automatically lock and the
or the trunk is opened.
theft-deterrent mode will reactivate.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
How to Turn Off the System Alarm
Daily Inspection Checklist
11)Make sure that all warning lights come
If the system alarm is active, it can be
on as the key is turned to the “ON” or
deactivated using the following methods:
Before Driving
“START” position.
1) Make sure that windows, mirrors, lights
12)Check all gauges.
• Press the Lock or Unlock button on the
and reflectors are clean and unob-
13)Make sure that the BRAKE light turns
remote keyless entry transmitter.
structed.
off when the parking brake is released.
• Unlock the driver’s or passenger’s front
2) Visually check the tires for the following
door using the key.
points:
Once a week, or each time you fill your fuel
- the depth of the tread groove
tank, perform the following under-hood
Otherwise, the alarm will automatically
- abnormal wear, cracks and damage
checks:
stop after
30 seconds. The system will
- loose wheel nuts
then lock the doors and reactivate the
1)
Engine oil level
- existence of foreign material such as
theft-deterrent system.
2)
Coolant level
nails, stones, etc.
3)
Brake fluid level
Refer to
“Tires” in the
“SERVICE AND
How to Detect a Tamper Condition
4)
Power steering (if equipped) fluid level
APPEARANCE CARE” section for details.
If the hazard lamps flash once when the
5)
Windshield washer fluid level
3) Look for oil or other fluid leaks.
Lock or Unlock button on your transmitter
6)
Hood latch operation
is pressed, that means the theft-security
Pull the hood release handle inside the
NOTE:
system alarm
was
triggered
while
you
vehicle. Make sure that you cannot
It is normal for water to drip from the air
were away.
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. See the
5) Check the headlights, turn signal lights,
item “Lubricate Locks, Hinges & Hood
brake lights and horn for proper opera-
Latch” under “Chassis and Body” in the
tion.
“MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE” section
6) Lock all doors.
for the 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:
This position locks your steering wheel,
Vehicle
ignition, automatic transmission shift lever
and automatic transmission. This is the
New Vehicle Break-In
only position from which you can remove
the key. For easier key operation when
CAUTION
unlocking the steering wheel, move the
Your vehicle doesn’t need an elabo-
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steering wheel back and forth while turning
rate
“break-in.” But it will perform
the key to the ACC position.
better in the long run if you follow
With the key in the ignition switch, you can
ACC (ACCESSORY):
these guidelines:
turn the key to four different positions.
This position operates some of your elec-
Don’t drive at any one speed - fast
trical accessories, such as the radio, but
or slow - for the first 500 miles (805
WARNING
not the ventilation fan. Press in the switch
km). Don’t make full-throttle starts.
as you turn it away from you.
On instruction transmission vehicles,
Avoid making hard stops for the
first 200 miles (322 km) or so. Dur-
turning the key to LOCK and remov-
ON:
ing this time your new brake linings
ing it will lock the steering column
This is the position to which the switch
aren’t yet broken in. Hard stops
and result in a loss of ability to steer
returns after you start your engine and
with new linings can mean prema-
the vehicle. This could cause a colli-
release the key. The switch stays in ON
ture wear and earlier replacement.
sion. If you need to turn the engine
when the engine is running. But even when
Follow this break-in guideline every
off while the vehicle is moving, turn
the engine is not running, you can use ON
time you get new brake linings.
the key only to ACC. Don’t push the
to operate your electrical accessories, and
key in while the vehicle is moving.
to display some instrument panel warning
lights.
CAUTION
START:
This position starts the engine. When the
If your key seems stuck in LOCK and
engine starts, release the key. The ignition
you can’t turn it, be sure you are
switch will return to ON for normal driving.
using the correct key; if so, is it all
Do not turn the key to START if the engine
the way in? If it is, then turn the steer-
is running.
ing wheel left and right while you turn
the key hard. Turn the key only with
Even if the engine is not running, ACC and
your hand. Using a tool to force it
ON allow you to operate electrical acces-
could break the key or the ignition
sories, such as the radio.
switch. If none of these works, then
your vehicle needs service.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Starting Your Engine
CAUTION
CAUTION
Automatic Transmission
Move your shift lever to PARK (P) or NEU-
Holding your key in START for longer
Your engine is designed to work with
TRAL (N). Your engine won’t start in any
than 15 seconds at a time will cause
the electronics in your vehicle. If you
other position - that’s a safety feature. To
your battery to be drained much
add electrical parts or accessories,
restart when you’re already moving, use
sooner. And the excessive heat can
you could change the way the engine
NEUTRAL (N) only.
damage your starter motor. Wait
operates. Before adding electrical
about 15 seconds between each try
equipment, check with your SUZUKI
CAUTION
to help avoid draining your battery or
dealer. If you don’t, your engine
damaging your starter.
might not perform properly.
Don’t try to shift to PARK (P) if your
vehicle is moving. If you do, you
2)
If it doesn’t start, wait about 15 seconds
Automatic Transmission Operation
could damage the transmission. Shift
and try again to start the engine by
If your vehicle is equipped with an auto-
to PARK (P) only when your vehicle is
turning the ignition key to START. Wait
matic transmission, the shift lever is
stopped.
about 15 seconds between each try.
located on the console between the seats.
When your engine has run about 10
Instruction Transmission
seconds to warm up, your vehicle is
The gear selector should be in NEUTRAL
ready to be driven. Don’t “race” your
and the parking brake engaged. Hold the
engine when it’s cold. If the weather is
clutch pedal to the floor and start the
below freezing (32°F or 0°C), let the
engine. Your vehicle won’t start if the clutch
engine run for a few minutes to warm
pedal is not all the way down.
up.
3)
If your engine still won’t start (or starts
Starting Your Engine
but then stops), it could be flooded with
1) With your foot off the accelerator pedal,
too much gasoline. Try pushing your
turn your ignition key to START. When
accelerator pedal all the way to the floor
the engine starts, let go of the key. The
and holding it there as you hold the key
idle speed will go down as your engine
in START for about three seconds. If
gets warm.
the vehicle starts briefly but then stops
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again, do the same thing, but this time
keep the pedal down for five or six sec-
Movement between certain positions
onds. This clears the extra gasoline
requires pushing the shift lever to the pas-
from the engine.
senger side while shifting. This prevents
you from changing positions unexpectedly
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
by blocking the straight movement of the
lever all the way into PARK (P) - as you
shift lever when the vehicle is moving.
maintain brake application. Then move the
WARNING
shift lever into the gear you wish. See
Shifting into a drive gear while your
PARK (P):
“Shifting Out of Park (P)” on a later page in
engine is “racing” (running at high
This position locks your front wheels. It’s
this section.
speed) is dangerous. Unless your
the best position to use when you start
foot is firmly on the brake pedal, your
your engine because your vehicle can’t
REVERSE (R):
vehicle could move very rapidly. You
move easily. Also, this is the only position
Use this gear to back up. In order to move
could lose control and hit people or
from which you can remove the key after
from NEUTRAL (N) to REVERSE (R), you
objects. Don’t shift into a drive gear
turning it to LOCK.
must press down on the shift lever while
while your engine is racing.
shifting.
WARNING
CAUTION
It is dangerous to get out of your
CAUTION
vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in
Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your
Damage to your transmission caused
PARK (P) with the parking brake
vehicle is moving forward could dam-
by shifting into a drive gear with the
firmly set. Your vehicle can roll.
age your transmission. The repairs
engine racing isn’t covered by your
Don’t leave your vehicle when the
would not be covered by your war-
warranty. Be sure the engine is not
engine is running unless you have to.
ranty. Shift to REVERSE (R) only after
racing when shifting your vehicle.
If you have left the engine running,
your vehicle is stopped.
the vehicle can move suddenly. You
AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D):
or others could be injured. To be sure
To rock your vehicle back and forth to get
This position is for normal driving.
your vehicle won’t move, even when
out of snow, ice or sand without damaging
you’re on fairly level ground, always
your transmission, see “If You Are Stuck: In
THIRD (3):
set your parking brake and move the
Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow” in section 4.
This position is also used for normal driv-
shift lever to PARK (P). See “Shifting
ing, however, it offers more power and
Into Park (P)” in the Index.
NEUTRAL (N):
lower fuel economy than AUTOMATIC
In this position, your engine doesn’t con-
OVERDRIVE (D). Here are some times
Ensure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P)
nect with the wheels. To restart when
you might choose THIRD (3) instead of
before starting the engine. Your vehicle
you’re already moving, use NEUTRAL (N)
AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D):
has an automatic transmission shift lock
only. Also, use NEUTRAL (N) when your
control system. You have to apply your reg-
vehicle is being towed.
• When driving on hilly, winding roads.
ular brakes before you can shift from PARK
• When doing down a steep hill.
(P) when the ignition is in the ON position.
If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease
pressure on the shift lever - push the shift
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SECOND (2):
This position gives you more power than
CAUTION
THIRD (3) but lower fuel economy. You can
If your front wheels won’t turn, don’t
use SECOND (2) on hills. It can help con-
Economy
Medium
Sport
try to drive. This might happen if you
trol your speed as you go down steep
were stuck in very deep sand or mud
mountain roads, but then you would also
Load 1
or were up against a solid object. You
want to use your brakes off and on.
could damage your transmission.
Also, if you stop when going uphill,
Load 2
CAUTION
don’t hold your vehicle there with
Don’t drive in SECOND (2) at speeds
only the accelerator pedal. This could
over 65 mph (105 km/h), or you can
overheat and damage the transmis-
damage your transmission. Use
sion. Use your brakes to hold your
Load 3
THIRD
(3) or AUTOMATIC OVER-
vehicle in position on a hill.
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DRIVE (D) as much as possible. Don’t
shift into SECOND (2) unless you are
Fuzzy Function
Driver adaptive shift patterns are acti-
going slower than 65 mph (105 km/h)
Your automatic transmission will automati-
vated for a minimum time.
or you can damage your engine.
cally select a adaptive shift pattern using
“Load 1” is designed for a driving on
fuzzy logic.
moderate road gradients.
FIRST (1):
“Load 2” is active while going up steep
Economy mode is applied as often as
This position gives you even more power
hills.
possible.
than SECOND (2) but lower fuel economy.
“Load 3” is intended for downhill driving
You can use it on very steep hills, or in
for better engine braking.
deep snow or mud. If the shift lever is put
in FIRST (1), the transmission won’t shift
CAUTION
into first gear until the vehicle is going
slowly enough.
The first few shifts may be somewhat
rough on a new vehicle. This is nor-
mal condition and shift feel will
improve soon because the automatic
transmission control system per-
forms adaptation functions.
Emergency Operation
If the automatic transmission experiences
a malfunction, the malfunction indicator
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lamp (MIL) or the HOLD mode light may
return to normal automatic transmission
Driving like instruction transmission
come on or may blink. In this situation,
operation.
When in the hold mode condition, you can
automatic shifting can be canceled or can
use the automatic transmission as a 4-
When the hold mode is activated,
the
default to a severe condition mode.
speed instruction transmission.
transmission operates as follows:
You should consult your SUZUKI dealer
Instruction Transmission Operation
and have the problem repaired as soon as
Selector Lever
Gear range
possible when this condition occurs.
Position
Five-Speed
th
2nd ↔ 3rd ↔ 4
Hold Mode
D
(mainly 4th gear)
R
1
3
5
You can select this mode to drive with
some characteristics of a instruction transmis-
2nd ↔ 3rd
sion. With the HOLD mode turned on, the
3
(mainly 3rd gear)
automatic transmission will stay in a spe-
cific gear range.
2
2nd
(fixed)
2
4
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1
1st (fixed)
This is your shift pattern.
Function Features of HOLD Mode
Here’s how to operate your instruction trans-
mission:
Winter function
When a vehicle is on a slippery road such
FIRST (1):
as one that is covered with snow, mud etc.,
Press the clutch pedal and shift into FIRST
the vehicle can easily overcome the slip-
(1). Then, slowly let up on the clutch pedal
pery road conditions by activating the hold
as you press the accelerator pedal.
mode with the transmission selector lever
You can shift into FIRST (1) when you’re
in the D, 3 or 2-position.
going less than 20 mph (32 km/h). If you’ve
come to a complete stop and it’s hard to
To avoid busy shifting
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shift into FIRST (1), put the shift lever in
Fuzzy logic is applied to avoid busy shifting
NEUTRAL and let up on the clutch. Press
in most hilly driving conditions. Using the
Press the HOLD button on the shift lever to
the clutch pedal back down. Then shift into
HOLD button & shifting into the 3-position
turn on the HOLD mode.
FIRST (1).
are other ways to avoid busy shifting in
case fuzzy logic is not sufficient.
While on, the HOLD indicator light on the
SECOND (2):
instrument panel will light up. See “Hold
Press the clutch pedal as you let up on the
Mode Light” in section 3. Press the button
accelerator pedal and shift into SECOND
again to turn off the HOLD mode, and
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(2). Then, slowly let up on the clutch pedal
Shift Speed
lever up until you can press the release
as you press the accelerator pedal.
button. Hold the release button in as you
WARNING
move the brake lever all the way down.
THIRD (3), FOURTH (4) and FIFTH (5):
If you skip a gear when you down-
Shift into THIRD
(3), FOURTH (4) and
Winter parking tip
shift, you could lose control of your
FIFTH (5), the same way you do for SEC-
Under cold weather conditions, the parking
vehicle. You could injure yourself or
OND (2). Slowly let up on the clutch pedal
brake can freeze in the engaged position.
others. Don’t shift down more than
as you press the accelerator pedal.
This is most likely to happen if the brakes
one gear at a time when you down-
are wet.
To stop, let up on the accelerator pedal and
shift.
press the brake pedal. Just before the
If there is a risk that the parking brake may
vehicle stops, press the clutch pedal and
Parking Brake
freeze after driving through water deep
brake pedal, and shift to NEUTRAL.
enough to wet brake components or after
having the vehicle washed:
NEUTRAL:
1) Apply the parking brake only tempo-
Use this position when you start or idle
rarily while you put the gear selector
your engine.
lever in PARK (P) (for automatic tran-
saxle) or in first or reverse gear
(for
REVERSE (R):
instruction transaxle).
To back up, press down the clutch pedal,
2) Block the rear wheels with wedge
lift up the ring on the shift lever and shift
blocks.
into REVERSE (R). Let up on the clutch
3) Release the parking brake.
pedal slowly while pressing the accelerator
pedal.
CAUTION
CAUTION
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Driving with the parking brake on can
cause your rear brakes to overheat.
Shift into REVERSE
(R) only after
The parking brake lever is located between
You may have to replace them, and
your vehicle is stopped. Shifting into
the bucket seats.
you could also damage other parts of
REVERSE (R) while your vehicle is
your vehicle. Verify that the parking
moving could damage your transmis-
To set the parking brake, hold the brake
brake is fully released and the brake
sion. The repairs would not be cov-
pedal down and pull up on the parking
warning light is off before driving.
ered by your warranty.
brake lever. If the ignition is on, the brake
system warning light will come on.
Also, use REVERSE (R), along with the
To release the parking brake, hold the
parking brake, for parking your vehicle.
brake pedal down. Pull the parking brake
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Shifting Into Park (P)
Leaving Your Vehicle with the Engine
Torque Lock
(Automatic Transmission)
Running
If you are parking on a hill and you don’t
shift your transmission into PARK (P) prop-
WARNING
WARNING
erly, the weight of the vehicle may put too
much force on the parking pawl in the
It is dangerous to get out of your
It can be dangerous to leave your
transmission. You may find it difficult to pull
vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in
vehicle with the engine running. Your
the shift lever out of PARK (P). This is
PARK (P) with the parking brake
vehicle could move suddenly if the
called “torque lock.” To prevent torque lock,
firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Don’t
shift lever is not fully in PARK (P)
set the parking brake and then shift into
leave your vehicle when the engine is
with the parking brake firmly set.
PARK (P) properly before you leave the
running unless you have to. If you
And, if you leave the vehicle with the
driver’s seat. To find out how, see “Shifting
have left the engine running, the
engine running, it could overheat and
Into Park (P)” in this section.
vehicle can move suddenly. You or
even catch fire. You or others could
others could be injured. To be sure
be injured. Don’t leave your vehicle
When you are ready to drive, move the
your vehicle won’t move, even when
with the engine running.
shift lever out of PARK
(P) before you
you’re on fairly level ground, use the
release the parking brake.
steps that follow.
If you have to leave your vehicle with the
If torque lock does occur, you may need to
engine running, be sure your vehicle is in
have another vehicle push yours a little
1)
Hold the brake pedal down and set the
PARK (P) and your parking brake is firmly
uphill to take some of the pressure from
parking brake.
set before you leave it. After you’ve moved
the parking pawl in the transmission, so
2)
Move the shift lever into PARK (P) posi-
the shift lever into PARK (P), hold the regu-
you can pull the shift lever out of PARK (P).
tion.
lar brake pedal down. Then, see if you can
3)
Turn the ignition key to LOCK.
move the shift lever away from PARK (P)
Shifting Out of Park (P)
4)
Remove the key and take it with you. If
without first pushing the button. If you can,
(Automatic Transmission)
you can leave your vehicle with the igni-
it means that the shift lever wasn’t fully
Your vehicle has a brake transmission shift
tion key in your hand, your vehicle is in
locked into PARK (P).
interlock system which locks the shift lever
PARK (P).
in PARK (P) when the ignition is in the
LOCK position. You have to apply your reg-
ular brakes before you can shift from PARK
(P) when the ignition is in the ON position.
See “Automatic Transmission Operation” in
this section.
If you cannot shift out of PARK (P) while
you hold the brake pedal down, try this:
1) Set the parking brake fully.
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2)
Turn the key to LOCK and remove the
Parking Your Vehicle
Parking Over Things That Can Burn
key from the ignition switch.
(Manual Transmission)
3)
Remove the hole cover from the shift
Before leaving your vehicle, do the follow-
lock slot with a screwdriver
ing:
1) Hold the brake pedal down and firmly
apply the parking brake.
2) Fully press in the clutch pedal and
place the shift lever into the appropriate
position as stated below:
- When parking on level ground, place
the shift lever into FIRST
(1) or
REVERSE (R).
- When parking downhill, place the shift
lever in REVERSE (R).
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- When parking uphill, place the shift
lever in FIRST (1).
3) After shifting to the appropriate posi-
WARNING
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tion, turn the ignition key to LOCK,
Things that can burn could touch hot
remove the key and release the clutch.
4)
Insert the key into the shift lock slot and
exhaust parts under your vehicle and
press and hold it.
ignite. Don’t park over papers,
5)
Shift to NEUTRAL (N).
leaves, dry grass or other things that
6)
Remove the key from the slot, insert it
can burn.
into the ignition switch and start the
engine.
7)
Apply and hold the regular brake fully
and release the parking brake.
8)
Shift to the drive gear you want.
9)
Have your vehicle fixed as soon as you
can.
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Engine Exhaust
Running Your Engine While You Are
Parked
WARNING
WARNING
It’s better not to park with the engine run-
It is dangerous to get out of your
ning. But if you ever have to, here are
Engine exhaust can kill. It contains
vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in
some things to know.
the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which
PARK (P) or the appropriate position
you can’t see or smell. It can cause
with the parking brake firmly set.
WARNING
unconsciousness and death.
Your vehicle can roll. To determine
You might have exhaust coming in if:
Idling the engine with the climate
the appropriate position, see “Park-
• Your exhaust system sounds
control system off could allow dan-
ing Your Vehicle”. Don’t leave your
strange or different.
gerous exhaust into your vehicle. See
vehicle when the engine is running
• Your vehicle gets rusty underneath.
the earlier Warning under
“Engine
unless you have to. If you’ve left the
• Your vehicle was damaged in a col-
Exhaust.”
engine running, the vehicle can move
lision.
Also, idling in a closed-in place can
suddenly. You or others could be
• Your vehicle was damaged when
let deadly carbon monoxide (CO) into
injured. To be sure your vehicle won’t
driving over high points on the
your vehicle even if the climate con-
move, even when you’re on fairly
road or over road debris.
trol fan is at the highest setting. One
level ground, always set your parking
• Repairs weren’t done correctly.
place this can happen is a garage.
brake and move the shift lever to
• Your vehicle or exhaust system had
Exhaust - with CO - can come in eas-
PARK (P) or the appropriate position
been modified improperly.
ily. NEVER park in a garage with the
as described under
“Parking Your
If you ever suspect exhaust is com-
engine running.
Vehicle”.
ing into your vehicle:
Another closed-in place can be a bliz-
• Drive it only with all the windows
zard. See
“Winter Driving” in the
Follow the proper steps to be sure your
down to blow out any CO; and
Index.
vehicle won’t move. See “Shifting Into Park
• Have your vehicle fixed immedi-
(P)” or
“Parking Your Vehicle
(Manual
ately.
Transmission)” in this section.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Mirrors
Outside Manual Mirror
Outside Power Mirrors
The outside rearview mirrors should be
Manual Rearview Mirror
adjusted so you can see a little of the side
When you are sitting in a comfortable driv-
of your vehicle when you are sitting in a
ing position, adjust the mirror so you can
comfortable driving position.
see clearly behind your vehicle. Grip the
mirror in the center to move it up or down
and from side to side.
N4U2019A
If your vehicle has this feature, the control
for the power mirrors is located on the
N4U2018A
driver’s side door trim.
Move the outside power mirror control to
Adjust the outside mirrors with the control
“L” to adjust the left mirror and to “R” to
L3U2021A
levers on the driver’s and passenger’s
adjust the right mirror. If you place the con-
doors.
trol in the center position, no movement of
The day/night adjustment allows you to
The outside rearview mirrors can be folded
the mirror will occur. To adjust a mirror,
adjust the mirror to avoid glare from any
flat against the side of the vehicle by push-
press the corresponding edges located on
headlamps behind you. Push or pull the
ing them toward the vehicle.
the four-way control pad to move the mirror
tab for daytime/night use.
in the direction that you want it to go. The
ignition must be to ON to adjust the mir-
rors.
The outside rearview mirrors can be folded
flat against the side of the vehicle by push-
ing them toward the vehicle.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Outside Convex Mirror
Storage Areas
Cupholder(s)
Your passenger’s side mirror is convex. A
The cupholders are located in the center
convex mirror’s surface is curved so you
Glove Box
console and in the rear seat center arm-
can see more from the driver’s seat.
The glove box is located in front of the pas-
rest.
senger’s seat on the instrument panel.
WARNING
A convex mirror can make things
(like other vehicles) look farther away
than they really are. If you cut too
sharply into the right lane, you could
hit a vehicle on your right. Check
your inside mirror or glance over
your shoulder before changing lanes.
Outside Heated Mirrors
If your vehicle has this feature, when you
operate the rear window defogger, the
N4U2021A
heated driver’s and passenger’s outside
S4U2020A
power mirrors are warmed to help clear
To use the front cupholder, move the inner
them of ice and snow. See “Rear Window
Open the glove box by pulling the bottom
support forward or backward. If your vehi-
and Outside Mirror Defogger” under “Cli-
of the handle upward. Close the glove box
cle has rear cupholders, push down the
mate Control System” in section 3 for more
with a firm push.
rear seat center armrest to use them.
information.
WARNING
Never drive with the glove box lid
open. It could cause injury if an acci-
dent occurs.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
Front Storage Area
Front Armrest Storage Area
S4U2026A
N4U2022A
N4U2023A
The sunglasses storage compartment is
Your vehicle may have a sliding storage
Your vehicle has a front armrest storage
located above the driver’s door.
tray located under the front passenger
area. To open the storage area, pull up on
seat. To use the tray, pull up on the end of
the lift lever and raise the lid. To close the
To open the sunglasses storage compart-
the tray and pull it toward the instrument
storage area, lower the lid and push it
ment, pull down and hold the upper part of
panel. Push the tray toward the seat to
down until it latches securely.
the cover. To close the compartment, let go
return it to its original position.
of the cover and the compartment will
Rear Seat Armrest
automatically close.
Your vehicle’s rear seat armrest may con-
tain two cupholders. To access the cup-
holders, pull the armrest down from the
rear seatback.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Floor Net (Wagon only)
Side Storage Box (Wagon only)
Under Floor Bins (Wagon only)
N5U2002A
N5U2003A
N5U2004A
If your vehicle has a floor net, the floor net
Side storage boxes are located in the left
There are various bins under the luggage
can help keep small loads from moving
and right side of luggage area.
compartment floor.
during sharp turns or quick starts and
To access the floor bins, pull the floor mat
To open the side storage box, pull the han-
stops.
handle upward.
dle on the side storage box door.
Hang the four net hooks in the metal rings
To close it, firmly push the door.
CAUTION
on the each corner of the floor.
Do not allow items in the bins to
extend above the top of the bin. Oth-
erwise, the bin or luggage floor may
be damaged.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Luggage Compartment Cover
To remove the cover, release the handle
(Wagon only)
after pulling it toward you a little. The cover
WARNING
retracts automatically.
Using a razor blade or sharp object to
clear the inside rear window or wind-
Roof Rack (Wagon only)
shield glass may damage the antenna
The roof rack can be used to conveniently
and/or the rear window defogger.
carry additional cargo, or bulky items, such
Repairs would not be covered by
as bicycles, which are better carried out-
your warranty. Do not clear the inside
side than inside.
of the rear window or windshield with
sharp objects.
WARNING
A loaded roof rack changes the vehi-
WARNING
cle’s center of gravity. Do not drive at
high speeds. Take precautions when
Do not apply aftermarket glass tinting
driving in crosswinds. Failure to fol-
with metallic film. The metallic film in
N5U2005A
low this caution can result in vehicle
some tinting materials will interfere
damage and personal injury.
with or distort the incoming radio
Luggage or other cargo placed in the lug-
gage compartment can be hidden from
reception. Any damage caused to
view by the luggage compartment cover.
Antenna
your backglass antenna due to metal-
For the Sedan models, an antenna is inte-
lic tinting materials will not be cov-
CAUTION
grated with the rear window defogger,
ered by your warranty.
located in the rear window. For the Wagon
Do not carry items on top of the lug-
models, an antenna is located in the wind-
If you choose to add a cellular telephone to
gage compartment cover, even if they
shield glass. Be sure that the inside sur-
your vehicle, and the antenna needs to be
are small and light. Objects on top of
face of the rear window or windshield glass
attached to the glass, be sure that you do
the cover could be thrown about in an
is not scratched and that the lines on the
not damage the grid lines for the antenna.
accident, causing injury, or could
glass are not damaged. If the inside sur-
There is enough space between the lines
obstruct the driver’s rear view.
face is damaged, it could interfere with
to attach a cellular telephone antenna with-
radio reception.
out interfering with radio reception.
To close the cover, pull the handle of the
Because this antenna is built into your rear
Do not apply aftermarket glass tinting to
cover toward you and then insert the
window or windshield glass, there is a
the back glass. The metallic film in some
retainer into the slot located on both sides
reduced risk of damage caused by car
tinting materials will interfere with or distort
of the tailgate opening.
washes and vandals.
the incoming radio reception. Care must
be taken when cleaning the rear window or
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