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Suzuki Reno (2008 year). Instruction - part 4

 

 

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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Daily Inspection Checklist
12)Check all gauges.
Starting and Operating Your
13)Make sure that the BRAKE light turns
Vehicle
Before Driving
off when the parking brake is released.
1) Make sure that windows, mirrors, lights
New Vehicle Break-In
and reflectors are clean and unob-
Once a week, or each time you fill your fuel
structed.
tank, perform the following under-hood
CAUTION
2) Visually check the tires for the following
checks:
points:
Your vehicle doesn’t need an elabo-
1)
Engine oil level
- the depth of the tread groove
rate
“break-in.” But it will perform
2)
Coolant level
- abnormal wear, cracks and damage
better in the long run if you follow
3)
Brake fluid level
- loose wheel nuts
these guidelines:
4)
Power steering (if equipped) fluid level
- existence of foreign material such as
Don’t drive at any one speed - fast
5)
Windshield washer fluid level
nails, stones, etc.
or slow - for the first 500 miles (805
6)
Hood latch operation
Refer to
“Tires” in the
“SERVICE AND
km). Don’t make full-throttle starts.
Pull the hood release handle inside the
APPEARANCE CARE” section for details.
Avoid making hard stops for the
vehicle. Make sure that you cannot
3) Look for oil or other fluid leaks.
first 200 miles (322 km) or so. Dur-
open the hood all the way without
ing this time your new brake linings
releasing the secondary latch. Be sure
NOTE:
aren’t yet broken in. Hard stops
to close the hood securely after check-
It is normal for water to drip from the air
with new linings can mean prema-
ing for proper latch operation. See the
conditioning system after use.
ture wear and earlier replacement.
item “Lubricate Locks, Hinges & Hood
Follow this break-in guideline every
4) Make sure the hood is fully closed and
Latch” under “Chassis and Body” in the
time you get new brake linings.
latched.
“MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE” section
5) Check the headlights, turn signal lights,
for the lubrication schedule.
brake lights and horn for proper opera-
tion.
WARNING
6) Lock all doors.
Make sure the hood is fully closed
7) Adjust the seat and adjustable head
and latched before driving. If it is not,
restraints (if equipped).
it can fly up unexpectedly during
8) Check the brake pedal.
driving, obstructing your view and
9) Adjust the mirrors.
resulting in an accident.
10)Make sure that you and all passengers
have properly fastened your seat belts.
11)Make sure that all warning lights come
on as the key is turned to the “ON” or
“START” position.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Ignition Positions
LOCK:
Starting Your Engine
This position locks your steering wheel,
Automatic Transmission
ignition, automatic transmission shift lever
Move your shift lever to PARK (P) or NEU-
and automatic transmission. This is the
TRAL (N). Your engine won’t start in any
only position from which you can remove
other position - that’s a safety feature. To
the key. For easier key operation when
restart when you’re already moving, use
unlocking the steering wheel, move the
NEUTRAL (N) only.
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steering wheel back and forth while turning
the key to the ACC position.
CAUTION
With the key in the ignition switch, you can
ACC (ACCESSORY):
turn the key to four different positions.
Don’t try to shift to PARK (P) if your
This position operates some of your elec-
vehicle is moving. If you do, you
trical accessories, such as the radio, but
WARNING
could damage the transmission. Shift
not the ventilation fan. Press in the switch
to PARK (P) only when your vehicle is
as you turn it away from you.
On instruction transmission vehicles,
stopped.
turning the key to LOCK and remov-
ON:
ing it will lock the steering column
This is the position to which the switch
Instruction Transmission
and result in a loss of ability to steer
returns after you start your engine and
The gear selector should be in NEUTRAL
the vehicle. This could cause a colli-
release the key. The switch stays in ON
and the parking brake engaged. Hold the
sion. If you need to turn the engine
when the engine is running. But even when
clutch pedal to the floor and start the
off while the vehicle is moving, turn
the engine is not running, you can use ON
engine. Your vehicle won’t start if the clutch
the key only to ACC. Don’t push the
to operate your electrical accessories, and
pedal is not all the way down.
key in while the vehicle is moving.
to display some instrument panel warning
lights.
Starting Your Engine
CAUTION
START:
1) With your foot off the accelerator pedal,
turn your ignition key to START. When
This position starts the engine. When the
If your key seems stuck in LOCK and
the engine starts, let go of the key. The
engine starts, release the key. The ignition
you can’t turn it, be sure you are
idle speed will go down as your engine
switch will return to ON for normal driving.
using the correct key; if so, is it all
gets warm.
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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by blocking the straight movement of the
CAUTION
CAUTION
shift lever when the vehicle is moving.
Holding your key in START for longer
Your engine is designed to work with
PARK (P):
than 15 seconds at a time will cause
the electronics in your vehicle. If you
This position locks your front wheels. It’s
your battery to be drained much
add electrical parts or accessories,
the best position to use when you start
sooner. And the excessive heat can
you could change the way the engine
your engine because your vehicle can’t
damage your starter motor. Wait
operates. Before adding electrical
move easily. Also, this is the only position
about 15 seconds between each try
equipment, check with your SUZUKI
from which you can remove the key after
to help avoid draining your battery or
dealer. If you don’t, your engine
turning it to LOCK.
damaging your starter.
might not perform properly.
WARNING
2)
If it doesn’t start, wait about 15 seconds
Automatic Transmission Operation
and try again to start the engine by
If your vehicle is equipped with an auto-
It is dangerous to get out of your
turning the ignition key to START. Wait
matic transmission, the shift lever is
vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in
about 15 seconds between each try.
located on the console between the seats.
PARK (P) with the parking brake
When your engine has run about 10
firmly set. Your vehicle can roll.
seconds to warm up, your vehicle is
Don’t leave your vehicle when the
ready to be driven. Don’t “race” your
engine is running unless you have to.
engine when it’s cold. If the weather is
If you have left the engine running,
below freezing (32°F or 0°C), let the
the vehicle can move suddenly. You
engine run for a few minutes to warm
or others could be injured. To be sure
up.
your vehicle won’t move, even when
3)
If your engine still won’t start (or starts
you’re on fairly level ground, always
but then stops), it could be flooded with
set your parking brake and move the
too much gasoline. Try pushing your
shift lever to PARK (P). See “Shifting
accelerator pedal all the way to the floor
Into Park (P)” in the Index.
and holding it there as you hold the key
in START for about three seconds. If
Ensure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P)
the vehicle starts briefly but then stops
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before starting the engine. Your vehicle
again, do the same thing, but this time
has an automatic transmission shift lock
keep the pedal down for five or six sec-
Movement between certain positions
control system. You have to apply your reg-
onds. This clears the extra gasoline
requires pushing the shift lever to the pas-
ular brakes before you can shift from PARK
from the engine.
senger side while shifting. This prevents
(P) when the ignition is in the ON position.
you from changing positions unexpectedly
If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease
pressure on the shift lever - push the shift
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lever all the way into PARK (P) - as you
SECOND (2):
maintain brake application. Then move the
WARNING
This position gives you more power than
shift lever into the gear you wish. See
THIRD (3) but lower fuel economy. You can
Shifting into a drive gear while your
“Shifting Out of Park (P)” on a later page in
use SECOND (2) on hills. It can help con-
engine is “racing” (running at high
this section.
trol your speed as you go down steep
speed) is dangerous. Unless your
mountain roads, but then you would also
foot is firmly on the brake pedal, your
REVERSE (R):
want to use your brakes off and on.
vehicle could move very rapidly. You
Use this gear to back up. In order to move
could lose control and hit people or
from NEUTRAL (N) to REVERSE (R), you
CAUTION
objects. Don’t shift into a drive gear
must press down on the shift lever while
while your engine is racing.
Don’t drive in SECOND (2) at speeds
shifting.
over 65 mph (105 km/h), or you can
damage your transmission. Use
CAUTION
CAUTION
THIRD
(3) or AUTOMATIC OVER-
Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your
Damage to your transmission caused
DRIVE (D) as much as possible. Don’t
vehicle is moving forward could dam-
shift into SECOND (2) unless you are
by shifting into a drive gear with the
age your transmission. The repairs
engine racing isn’t covered by your
going slower than 65 mph (105 km/h)
would not be covered by your war-
or you can damage your engine.
warranty. Be sure the engine is not
ranty. Shift to REVERSE (R) only after
racing when shifting your vehicle.
your vehicle is stopped.
FIRST (1):
This position gives you even more power
AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D):
To rock your vehicle back and forth to get
This position is for normal driving.
than SECOND (2) but lower fuel economy.
out of snow, ice or sand without damaging
You can use it on very steep hills, or in
your transmission, see “If You Are Stuck: In
THIRD (3):
deep snow or mud. If the shift lever is put
Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow” in section 4.
in FIRST (1), the transmission won’t shift
This position is also used for normal driv-
ing, however, it offers more power and
into first gear until the vehicle is going
NEUTRAL (N):
slowly enough.
lower fuel economy than AUTOMATIC
In this position, your engine doesn’t con-
OVERDRIVE (D). Here are some times
nect with the wheels. To restart when
you might choose THIRD (3) instead of
you’re already moving, use NEUTRAL (N)
AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D):
only. Also, use NEUTRAL (N) when your
vehicle is being towed.
• When driving on hilly, winding roads.
• When doing down a steep hill.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Fuzzy Function
CAUTION
Your automatic transmission will automati-
CAUTION
cally select a adaptive shift pattern using
If your front wheels won’t turn, don’t
The first few shifts may be somewhat
fuzzy logic.
try to drive. This might happen if you
rough on a new vehicle. This is nor-
were stuck in very deep sand or mud
Economy mode is applied as often as
mal condition and shift feel will
or were up against a solid object. You
possible.
improve soon because the automatic
could damage your transmission.
transmission control system per-
Also, if you stop when going uphill,
forms adaptation functions.
don’t hold your vehicle there with
only the accelerator pedal. This could
Economy
Medium
Sport
Emergency Operation
overheat and damage the transmis-
If the automatic transmission experiences
sion. Use your brakes to hold your
Load 1
a malfunction, the malfunction indicator
vehicle in position on a hill.
lamp (MIL) or the HOLD mode light may
come on or may blink. In this situation,
Load 2
automatic shifting can be canceled or can
default to a severe condition mode.
You should consult your SUZUKI dealer
Load 3
and have the problem repaired as soon as
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possible when this condition occurs.
Driver adaptive shift patterns are acti-
Hold Mode
vated for a minimum time.
You can select this mode to drive with
“Load 1” is designed for a driving on
some characteristics of a instruction transmis-
moderate road gradients.
sion. With the HOLD mode turned on, the
“Load 2” is active while going up steep
automatic transmission will stay in a spe-
hills.
cific gear range.
“Load 3” is intended for downhill driving
for better engine braking.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Instruction Transmission Operation
Selector Lever
Gear range
Five-Speed
Position
2nd ↔ 3rd ↔ 4th
D
R
1
3
5
(mainly 4th gear)
2nd ↔ 3rd
3
(mainly 3rd gear)
2
2
2nd (fixed)
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1
1st (fixed)
This is your shift pattern.
Here’s how to operate your instruction trans-
Function Features of HOLD Mode
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mission:
Winter function
Press the HOLD button on the shift lever to
FIRST (1):
When a vehicle is on a slippery road such
turn on the HOLD mode.
Press the clutch pedal and shift into FIRST
as one that is covered with snow, mud etc.,
(1). Then, slowly let up on the clutch pedal
the vehicle can be easily overcome the
While on, the HOLD indicator light on the
as you press the accelerator pedal.
instrument panel will light up. See “Hold
slippery road conditions by activating the
Mode Light” in section 3. Press the button
hold mode with the transmission selector
You can shift into FIRST (1) when you’re
again to turn off the HOLD mode, and
lever in the D, 3 or 2-position.
going less than 20 mph (32 km/h). If you’ve
return to normal automatic transmission
come to a complete stop and it’s hard to
operation.
To avoid busy shifting
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
When the hold mode is activated, the
in most hilly driving conditions. Using the
the clutch pedal back down. Then shift into
transmission operates as follows:
HOLD button & shifting into the 3-position
FIRST (1).
are other ways to avoid busy shifting in
case fuzzy logic is not sufficient.
SECOND (2):
Press the clutch pedal as you let up on the
Driving like instruction transmission
accelerator pedal and shift into SECOND
When in the hold mode condition, you can
(2). Then, slowly let up on the clutch pedal
use the automatic transmission as a 4-
as you press the accelerator pedal.
speed instruction transmission.
THIRD (3), FOURTH (4) and FIFTH (5):
Shift into THIRD
(3), FOURTH (4) and
FIFTH (5), the same way you do for SEC-
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OND (2). 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.
To stop, let up on the accelerator pedal and
press the brake pedal. Just before the
If you skip a gear when you down-
Winter parking tip
vehicle stops, press the clutch pedal and
shift, you could lose control of your
Under cold weather conditions, the parking
brake pedal, and shift to NEUTRAL.
vehicle. You could injure yourself or
brake can freeze in the engaged position.
others. Don’t shift down more than
This is most likely to happen if the brakes
NEUTRAL:
one gear at a time when you down-
are wet.
Use this position when you start or idle
shift.
your engine.
If there is a risk that the parking brake may
Parking Brake
freeze after driving through water deep
REVERSE (R):
enough to wet brake components or after
To back up, press down the clutch pedal,
having the vehicle washed:
lift up the ring on the shift lever and shift
1) Apply the parking brake only tempo-
into REVERSE (R). Let up on the clutch
rarily while you put the gear selector
pedal slowly while pressing the accelerator
lever in PARK (P) (for automatic tran-
pedal.
saxle) or in first or reverse gear
(for
instruction transaxle).
CAUTION
2) Block the rear wheels with wedge
Shift into REVERSE
(R) only after
blocks.
your vehicle is stopped. Shifting into
3) Release the parking brake.
REVERSE (R) while your vehicle is
moving could damage your transmis-
CAUTION
sion. The repairs would not be cov-
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Driving with the parking brake on can
ered by your warranty.
cause your rear brakes to overheat.
The parking brake lever is located between
You may have to replace them, and
Also, use REVERSE (R), along with the
the bucket seats.
you could also damage other parts of
parking brake, for parking your vehicle.
your vehicle. Verify that the parking
To set the parking brake, hold the brake
brake is fully released and the brake
pedal down and pull up on the parking
warning light is off before driving.
brake lever. If the ignition is on, the brake
system warning light will come on.
To release the parking brake, hold the
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 the PARK (P)
the shift lever into PARK (P), hold the regu-
you can pull the shift lever out of PARK (P).
position.
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.
(Instruction 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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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.
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If your vehicle has this feature, the control
for the power mirrors is located on the
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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
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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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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
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heated driver’s and passenger’s outside
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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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Sunglasses Storage Compartment
Front Storage Area
Front Armrest Storage Area
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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
automatically close.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Rear Seat Armrest
Sunroof
Your vehicle’s rear seat armrest may con-
WARNING
If your vehicle has this feature, the switch
tain two cupholders. To access the cup-
Do not apply aftermarket glass tinting
is located between the map lamp buttons.
holders, pull the armrest down from the
with metallic film. The metallic film in
The sunroof will only operate when the
rear seatback.
some tinting materials will interfere
ignition is in the ON position. The sunroof
with or distort the incoming radio
can be opened to a vent position or it can
Antenna
reception. Any damage caused to
be opened all the way.
The antenna is located in the windshield
your antenna due to metallic tinting
glass. Be sure that the inside surface of the
materials will not be covered by your
You must manually
open and close the
windshield glass is not scratched and that
warranty.
sunroof cover.
the lines on the glass are not damaged. If
the inside surface is damaged, it could
If you choose to add a cellular telephone to
interfere with radio reception.
your vehicle, and the antenna needs to be
Because this antenna is built into your
attached to the glass, be sure that you do
windshield glass, there is a reduced risk of
not damage the grid lines for the antenna.
damage caused by car washes and van-
There is enough space between the lines
dals.
to attach a cellular telephone antenna with-
out interfering with radio reception.
WARNING
Do not apply aftermarket glass tinting to
Using a razor blade or sharp object to
the back glass. The metallic film in some
clear the inside rear window or wind-
tinting materials will interfere with or distort
shield glass may damage the antenna
the incoming radio reception. Care must
and/or the rear window defogger.
be taken when cleaning the rear window or
N4U2024A
Repairs would not be covered by
windshield glass to avoid causing breaks in
your warranty. Do not clear the inside
the resistive material heating element
To open the sunroof to the vent position,
of the windshield glass or rear win-
which can adversely affect radio and
push the front part of the switch. To return
dow with sharp objects.
defogger performance. See your SUZUKI
the sunroof to its original position, push the
dealer for details.
rear part of the switch and hold it until the
sunroof reaches the desired position.
To fully open the sunroof, push the rear
part of the switch. The sunroof will open
automatically until you push either the front
or the rear part of the switch again. To
close the sunroof, push the front part of the
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
switch and hold it until the sunroof is
closed. The sunroof will stop if the switch is
released during operation.
In both the vent and fully open positions,
the air flow can be adjusted for driving
comfort by pushing and holding the switch
until the sunroof moves to the desired posi-
tion.
The sunroof glass panel cannot be opened
or closed if your vehicle has an electrical
failure.
WARNING
Never allow any part of your body
such as hands or head to stick out
of the sunroof opening while the
vehicle is moving.
Be sure there are no hands or other
obstructions in the path of the sun-
roof when you close the sunroof.
Always remove the ignition key
when leaving the vehicle even if for
a short time. Also do not leave chil-
dren alone in a parked vehicle.
Unattended children could use the
sunroof switches and get trapped
by the sunroof.
Do not put your body weight on the
roof around the sunroof such as by
sitting on it.
When leaving the vehicle unat-
tended, close the sunroof fully.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
INSTRUMENT PANEL
Instrument Panel Overview
3-1
Climate Controls
3-12
Warning Lights, Gauges and Indicators
3-18
Audio System
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
Instrument Panel Overview
The main components of your instrument panel are the following:
A
B
C D E
F
G H
I
J
K
L
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A. Air Outlet
F. Audio System
K. Cigarette Lighter
B. Instrument Panel Cluster
G. Instrument Panel Brightness Control
L. Glove Box
C. Air Outlet
H. Hood Release
D. Hazard Warning Flashers Button
I. Climate Control System
E. Digital Clock
J. Ashtray
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