Suzuki Kizashi (2010 year). Instruction - part 8

 

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Suzuki Kizashi (2010 year). Instruction - part 8

 

 

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BEFORE DRIVING
Tilt/Telescoping/Steering
CAUTION
WARNING
Lock Lever (if equipped)
To help prevent damage to the wind-
Never attempt to adjust the steering
shield wiper and washer system
wheel while the vehicle is moving or
EXAMPLE
components, you should take the fol-
you could lose control of the vehicle.
lowing precautions:
Do not continue to hold in the lever
when there is no windshield
washer fluid being sprayed or the
washer motor can be damaged.
Do not attempt to remove dirt from
(1)
a dry windshield with the wipers or
you can damage the windshield
and the wiper blades. Always wet
the windshield with washer fluid
(2)
before operating the wipers.
Clear ice or packed snow from the
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wiper blades before using the wip-
(1) LOCK
ers.
(2) UNLOCK
Check the washer fluid level regu-
larly. Check it often when the
The lock lever is located under the steering
weather is bad.
column. To adjust the steering wheel
Only fill the washer fluid reservoir
height and fore-aft position:
3/4 full during cold weather to allow
room for expansion if the tempera-
1) Push down the lock lever to unlock the
ture falls low enough to freeze the
steering column.
solution.
2) Adjust the steering wheel to the desired
height and fore-aft position and lock the
steering column by pulling up the lock
lever.
3) Try moving the steering wheel up and
down and back and forth to make sure
it is securely locked in position.
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BEFORE DRIVING
Horn
Heated Rear Window and
If the outside rearview mirror has the mark
(2), it is also equipped with the heated out-
Heated Outside Rearview
side rearview mirrors. When you push the
EXAMPLE
Mirrors (if equipped) Switch
switch (1), both the heated outside rear-
view mirrors and the heated rear window
will operate simultaneously.
EXAMPLE
(1)
An indicator light will be lit when the defog-
ger is on. The defogger will work only
when the engine is running. To turn off the
defogger, push the switch (1) again.
CAUTION
The heated rear window and the
heated outside rearview mirrors (if
equipped) use a large amount of elec-
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tricity. Be sure to turn off after the
Press the horn pad on the steering wheel
window and mirrors have become
to sound the horn. The horn will sound with
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clear.
the engine switch in any ignition mode.
When the rear window is misted, push this
NOTE:
switch (1) to clear the window.
• The defogger will work only when the
engine is running.
• The defogger will automatically turn off
after the defogger remains on for 15 min-
utes to prevent discharging of the bat-
tery.
(2)
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Exhaust Gas Warning
3-1
Daily Inspection Checklist
3-1
Engine Switch
3-2
3
Keyless Push Start System
3-4
Starting the Engine
3-7
Parking Brake Lever
3-10
Pedals
3-11
Engine Block Heater (if equipped)
3-12
Using the Transaxle
3-13
Using the 2WD/i-AWD (intelligent All Wheel Drive)
Switch (if equipped)
3-19
Cruise Control (if equipped)
3-21
Parking Sensors (if equipped)
3-23
Braking
3-28
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Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) (if equipped)
3-31
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Exhaust Gas Warning
Daily Inspection Checklist
WARNING
Before Driving
(Continued)
1) Make sure that windows, mirrors, lights
Do not park with the engine run-
and reflectors are clean and unob-
ning for a long period of time, even
structed.
in an open area. If it is necessary to
2) Visually check the tires for the following
sit for a short time in a parked vehi-
points:
cle with the engine running, make
- the depth of the tread groove
sure the air intake selector is set to
- abnormal wear, cracks and damage
“FRESH AIR” and the blower is at
- loose wheel nuts
high speed.
- existence of foreign material such as
Avoid operating the vehicle with
nails, stones, etc.
the trunk open. If it is necessary to
Refer to
“Tires” in
“INSPECTION AND
operate the vehicle with the trunk
MAINTENANCE” section for details.
open, make sure the sunroof (if
3) Look for fluid, oil leaks.
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equipped) and all windows are
closed, and the blower is at high
NOTE:
WARNING
speed with the air intake selector
It is normal for water to drip from the air
set to “FRESH AIR”.
conditioning system after use.
Avoid
breathing exhaust
gases.
To allow proper operation of your
Exhaust gases contain carbon mon-
vehicle’s ventilation system, keep
4) Make sure the hood is fully closed and
oxide, a potentially lethal gas that is
the air inlet grille in front of the
latched.
colorless and odorless. Since carbon
windshield clear of snow, leaves or
5) Check the headlights, turn signal lights,
monoxide is difficult to detect by
other obstructions at all times.
brake lights and horn for proper opera-
itself, be sure to take the following
Keep the exhaust tailpipe area clear
tion.
precautions to help prevent carbon
of snow and other material to help
6) Lock all doors.
monoxide from entering your vehicle.
reduce the buildup of exhaust
7) Adjust the seat and adjustable head
• Do not leave the engine running in
gases under the vehicle. This is
restraints (if equipped).
garages or other confined areas.
particularly important when parked
8) Check the brake pedal.
(Continued)
in blizzard conditions.
9) Adjust the mirrors.
Have the exhaust system inspected
10)Make sure that you and all passengers
periodically for damage and leaks.
have properly fastened your seat belts.
Any damage or leaks should be
11)Make sure that all warning lights come
repaired immediately.
on as the ignition mode is changed to
“ON” by pressing the engine switch.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
12)Check all gauges.
Once a month, or each time you fill your
Engine Switch
13)Make sure that the BRAKE light turns
fuel tank, check the tire pressure using a
off when the parking brake is released.
tire pressure gauge. Also check the tire
pressure of the spare tire.
Once a week, or each time you fill your fuel
tank, perform the following under-hood
checks:
1)
Engine oil level
2)
Coolant level
3)
Brake fluid level
4)
Windshield washer fluid level
5)
Hood latch operation
Pull the hood release handle inside the
vehicle. Make sure that you cannot
open the hood all the way without
releasing the secondary latch. Be sure
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to close the hood securely after check-
LOCK (OFF)
ing for proper latch operation. See the
This is the mode for parking. When this
item “All latches, hinges and locks” of
mode is selected by pressing the engine
“CHASSIS AND BODY” in the “Periodic
switch and you open the deriver’s door, the
Maintenance Schedule” section in the
steering will be automatically locked.
“INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE”
section for lubrication schedule.
NOTE:
The steering is not automatically locked
WARNING
when the front passenger’s door and/or
rear door(s) alone are opened.
Make sure the hood is fully closed
and latched before driving. If it is not,
ACC
it can fly up unexpectedly during
Press the engine switch to select this igni-
driving, obstructing your view and
tion mode to use such electric equipment
resulting in an accident.
as the audio system, outside rearview mir-
rors and accessory socket with the engine
off. When this position is selected, the
information display in the instrument clus-
ter shows the following message: IGNI-
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
TION SWITCH POSITION “ACC”. Refer to
and depressing the brake and clutch ped-
Unreleased Steering Lock Warning
“Information Display” in the “Before Driv-
als.
If the steering lock remains engaged when
ing” section for details.
you press the engine switch to change the
NOTE:
ignition mode to “ON”, the information dis-
ON
You do not need to keep the engine switch
play in the instrument cluster will show a
• With the engine off
pressed to start the engine.
message to alert you to that condition.
You can use such electric equipment as
Refer to “Information display” in the “Before
the power windows and wipers with the
CAUTION
Driving” section for details.
engine off. When this ignition mode is
Do not leave the engine switch in the
selected by pressing the engine switch,
“ACC” or
“ON” mode when the
the information display in the instrument
engine is not running. Avoid using
cluster shows the following message:
the radio or other electric accesso-
IGNITION SWITCH POSITION “ON”.
ries for a long time when the engine
• With the engine on
switch is in the “ACC” or “ON” mode
All electric equipment is operational. The
when the engine is not running, oth-
vehicle can be driven when you have
erwise the battery may discharge.
selected this ignition mode by pressing
the engine switch.
NOTE:
The steering lock may not be released if
START
some load is acting on the steering
wheel. If this happens, turn the steering
CVT - Provided you have the keyless start
system remote controller with you, the
wheel to the right or left to relieve it from
the load before you press the engine
engine automatically starts when you
press the engine switch to select this igni-
switch again to change to the desired
ignition mode.
tion mode after placing the gearshift lever
in the
“P” position and depressing the
In the presence of strong radio signals or
noise, you may not be able to change
brake pedal. (If you need to re-start the
engine while the vehicle is moving, shift
the ignition mode to “ACC” or “ON” or to
start the engine using the engine switch.
into “N”.)
In this case, the information display on
the instrument cluster will show the fol-
Instruction Transaxle - Provided you have the
keyless start system remote controller with
lowing message: KEY FOB NOT
DETECTED.
you, the engine automatically starts when
you press the engine switch to select this
ignition mode after shifting to “N” (Neutral)
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Keyless Push Start System
Selection of Power Supply Modes
Press the engine switch to select the
Provided the keyless start system remote
“ACC” or “ON” mode as follows when you
controller is within the
“interior workable
use an electric accessory or check the
area” (Refer to the related explanation in
operation of instruments without running
this section), you can use the engine
the engine.
switch for starting the engine and selecting
a power supply mode (“ACC” or “ON”). In
1)
Bring the keyless start system remote
addition, the following functions can be
controller with you and sit in the driver’s
used:
seat.
• Keyless entry function. Refer to “Keyless
2)
Without depressing the brake
pedal,
Start System Remote Controller” in the
press the engine switch (1).
“Before Driving” section for details.
• Locking and unlocking doors using a
request switch. Refer to “Keyless Start
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System Remote Controller” in the
NOTE:
“Before Driving” section for details.
To save the battery, the illumination will be
• Opening the trunk lid from outside using
automatically turned off when both of the
the trunk lid request switch.
following conditions are simultaneously
• Immobilizer (anti-theft) function. Refer to
met (battery saver function):
“Immobilizer System” in the “Before Driv-
• The headlights and position lights are
ing” section for details.
turned off.
Engine Switch Illumination
• A period of 15 minutes has elapsed after
(1)
opening the driver’s door.
The engine switch is illuminated lit in the
following situations:
• The driver’s door is open (only when the
engine is not in operation).
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• For 15 seconds after the driver’s door is
Every time you push the engine switch
closed (only when the engine is not in
without the brake pedal depressed, the
operation).
power supply mode changes as follows.
• The position lights are on.
The illumination will fade out when it is not
required.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
• When selecting the power supply
1) Without depressing the brake pedal,
modes, the information display in the
push the engine switch (1).
CVT
instrument cluster shows certain mes-
Gearshift
2) Within about 10 seconds during which
lever in
P
sages. Refer to “Information Display” in
the master warning indicator light in the
the “Before Driving” section for details.
instrument cluster is flashing and the
“PLACE KEY FOB ON START
If the master warning indicator light
SWITCH” message appears on the
LOCK
ACC
ON
flashes and the power supply modes
information display, touch the engine
cannot be selected
(OFF)
(Audio equipment)
switch with the lock switch end of the
Your keyless start system remote controller
remote controller (2) for about 2 sec-
may not be sensed as being within the
Gearshift lever in a
onds.
position other than
P
“interior workable area”
(Refer to the
related explanation in this section). Try
NOTE:
again after making sure you have the
If you still cannot select the power supply
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remote controller with you. If the power
modes, there may be some problem with
supply modes still cannot be selected, the
the keyless start system. Contact an
battery of the remote controller may be dis-
Instruction transaxle
authorized SUZUKI dealer for an inspec-
charged. To be able to select a power sup-
tion of the system.
ply mode, you must then use the following
The immobilizer/keyless start system
method:
warning light will light for about 5 sec-
onds while the master warning indicator
light is flashing. In addition, the informa-
LOCK
ACC
ON
tion display in the instrument cluster will
(1)
(OFF)
(Audio equipment)
show a message during this time. Refer
to
“Information Display” in the
“Before
Driving” section for details.
You may customize the system to cause
the interior buzzer to sound once for the
“remote controller out of sensing range”
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(2)
warning. To incorporate this customiza-
NOTE:
tion, please contact an authorized
• CVT - If the gearshift lever is in any posi-
SUZUKI dealer.
tion other than
“P”, the ignition mode
If the battery of the remote controller is
cannot be returned to “LOCK” (OFF).
about to become completely discharged,
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the corresponding message will appear
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
on the information display when you
mode to “LOCK” (OFF) by pressing the
press the engine switch to change the
engine switch and then perform the
ignition mode to “ON”. Refer to “Informa-
engine starting operation.
tion Display” in the “Before Driving” sec-
• Always keep the remote controller with
tion for details. For details on replacing
you as the driver.
the battery, refer to the “Keyless Start
System Remote Controller” section in
Interior Workable Area for Engine
the “Before Driving” chapter.
Starting, Power Supply Mode Selec-
tion and “Remote Controller Out-
“Remote Controller Outside” Warn-
side” Warning
ing
(1)
When the conditions described below are
(2)
met, the system gives a “remote controller
outside” warning by sounding the interior
and exterior buzzers and flashing the
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immobilizer/keyless start system and mas-
(1) Immobilizer/keyless start system
ter warning indicator lights.
warning light (flashing)
(2) Master warning indicator light (flash-
The remote controller is not inside the
ing)
vehicle when any of the doors is opened
when the engine is running or when the
NOTE:
engine switch is pressed to change the
• If the warning is given, locate the remote
(1)
ignition mode to “ACC” or “ON” and then
controller as soon as possible.
all doors are closed.
• Any attempt to start the engine will fail
The remote controller is not inside the
while the warning is active. The mes-
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vehicle when you attempt to start the
engine after changing the ignition mode
sage appearing on the information dis-
(1) Interior workable area
play in the instrument cluster will also
to “ACC” or “ON” by pressing the engine
switch.
indicate this condition. Refer to “Informa-
The “interior workable area” for these func-
tion display” in the “Before Driving” sec-
tions is defined as all the interior spaces
tion for details.
except for the space above the instrument
• Flashing of the immobilizer/keyless start
panel.
system warning light and the master
warning indicator light should stop
NOTE:
shortly after the remote controller is
• Even when the remote controller is in the
brought back inside the vehicle. If they
“interior workable area”, if it is in any of
do not stop flashing, change the ignition
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
the following conditions, you may not be
Starting the Engine
able to start the engine or select the
WARNING
Before Starting the Engine
power supply modes, and the “remote
1)
Make sure the parking brake is set fully.
Make sure that the parking brake is
controller outside” warning may be
2)
Manual Transaxle - Shift to “N” (Neu-
set fully and the transaxle is in Neu-
given.
tral) and fully depress the clutch pedal.
tral (or Park for vehicles with a CVT)
- The remote controller’s battery is low.
Hold the clutch and brake pedals fully
before attempting to start the engine.
- The remote controller is affected by
depressed.
strong radio signals or noise.
CVT - If the gearshift lever is not in the
- The remote controller is in contact with
CAUTION
“P” (Park) position, shift it to “P”. Hold
or covered by a metallic object.
the brake pedal fully depressed.
• Do not depress the acclerator dur-
- The remote controller is in stowage
3)
The “PUSH START SWITCH” message
ing the engine starting procedure.
like the glove box or a door pocket.
will appear on the information display in
• If the engine does not respond
- The remote controller is in the sun
the instrument cluster. Push the engine
when you try to start it with the
visor pocket or on the floor.
switch (1). When the engine is started,
engine switch or if the engine
Even when the remote controller is out-
the starter motor will automatically stop.
switch repeats cycling through the
side the “interior workable area”, if it is in
“OFF” - “ACC” - “ON” mode, the
any of the following conditions, you may
vehicle battery may be discharged.
be able to start the engine or select the
Check the voltage of the vehicle
power supply mode. The “remote con-
battery before trying again.
troller outside” warning may not be given
at that time.
NOTE:
- The remote controller is outside the
• You do not need to keep the engine
vehicle but very close to a door.
switch pressed to start the engine.
- The remote controller is on the instru-
• The engine of a manual transaxle vehi-
ment panel.
cle will not start unless the clutch pedal
is depressed.
(1)
• CVT vehicles have a starter interlock
device which is designed to keep the
starter from operating if the transaxle is
in any of the drive positions.
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• During the engine starting procedure,
messages on the information display will
help you. Refer to “Information Display”
in the “Before Driving” section for details.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
• You should turn off such loads as the
Starting a Cold Engine
Starting a Warm Engine
headlights and air conditioning system to
With your foot off the accelerator pedal,
Use the same procedure as for “Starting a
facilitate starting of the engine.
crank the engine by pressing the engine
Cold Engine”.
• Even if you fail to start the engine, the
switch to change the ignition mode to
starter motor will stop turning automati-
“START”.
If the master warning light flashes
cally after a short time. After the starter
and the engine cannot be started
motor has stopped or if there is some
CAUTION
Your keyless start system remote controller
problem with the system, the starter
may not be sensed as being within the
If the engine doesn’t start on the first
motor will rotate only while the engine
“interior workable area”. Try again after
try, wait about 15 seconds before try-
switch is being pressed.
making sure that you have the remote con-
ing again.
troller with you. If the engine still cannot be
Stopping the engine
started, the battery of the remote controller
• Depress the engine switch to stop the
After pressing the engine switch to change
may be discharged. You must then use the
the ignition mode to “START”, the starter
engine after the vehicle stopped com-
following method to be able to start the
pletely.
cranks the engine for about 12 seconds
engine.
before it can start the engine. If the engine
• In case of emergency, you can stop the
engine by depressing the engine switch
fails to start at the first attempt, wait about
15 seconds, then try again while keeping
more than 3 seconds while the vehicle in
motion.
the engine switch pressed while pressing
(1)
down the accelerator pedal to 1/3 of its
NOTE:
travel. Release the accelerator pedal when
the engine starts.
Except in emergency, do not stop the
engine while the vehicle in motion.
If the engine still does not start, try holding
The steering and braking operation will
the accelerator pedal all the way to the
require more efforts when the engine
floor while cranking. This should clear the
(2)
stopped.
engine if it is flooded.
Refer to
“Braking” in the
“OPERATING
YOUR VEHICLE” section.
If you are unable to start the engine using
this procedure, consult your SUZUKI
dealer.
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1)
Make sure the parking brake is set fully.
2)
Manual Transaxle - Shift to “N” (Neu-
tral) and fully depress the clutch pedal.
Hold the clutch and brake pedals fully
depressed.
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CVT - If the gearshift lever is not in the
the engine switch. For details on replac-
- Disconnect the negative cable from
“P” (Park) position, shift it to “P”. Hold
ing the battery, refer to the “Keyless Start
the battery to prevent discharge.
the brake pedal fully depressed.
System Remote Controller” section in
3) The PUSH START SWITCH. message
the “Before Driving” chapter.
“LOCK” (OFF) mode reminder buzzer
will appear on the information display in
If the driver’s door is opened without
the instrument cluster. Press the engine
Returning the ignition mode to
returning the ignition mode to
“LOCK”
switch (1).
“LOCK” (OFF)
(OFF) by pressing the engine switch, a
4) Within about 10 seconds of flashing of
buzzer sounds to warn you of this state.
CVT - To ensure safety, the ignition mode
the master warning light in the instru-
can be returned to
“LOCK”
(OFF) by
• If you open the driver’s door after press-
ment cluster, touch the engine switch
pressing the engine switch only when the
ing the engine switch to change the igni-
with the lock switch end of the remote
gearshift lever is placed in the “P” position.
tion mode to “ACC”, the interior buzzer
controller (2) for about 2 seconds.
beeps intermittently.
NOTE:
• The buzzer will stop sounding if you then
NOTE:
Messages may appear on the informa-
push the engine switch twice, thus bring-
If you still cannot start the engine after
tion display in the instrument cluster
ing it back the ignition mode to “LOCK”
several attempts using the above
when you attempt to return the ignition
(OFF).
method, there may be a problem else-
mode to “LOCK” (OFF) by pressing the
where, such as a low battery. Contact
engine switch. Refer to “Information dis-
NOTE:
your SUZUKI dealer for inspection.
play” in the “Before Driving” section for
Whenever you leave the vehicle, make
The immobilizer/keyless start system
details.
sure you have returned the ignition mode
warning light will light for about 5 sec-
In the case of a CVT model, the engine
to “LOCK” (OFF) using the engine switch
onds while the master warning light is
cannot be returned to the “LOCK” (OFF)
and then lock the doors. Without returning
flashing. In addition, the information dis-
position if the gearshift lever is in any
the ignition mode to “LOCK” (OFF), you
play will show a certain message during
other position than “P”.
cannot use a request switch or keyless
this time. Refer to
“Information Display”
Certain problems like a fault in engine
start system remote controller to lock the
in the “Before Driving” section for details.
system may prevent the engine switch
doors.
You may customize the system to cause
from going back to the “LOCK” (OFF)
the interior buzzer to sound once for the
mode. If this happens, have the vehicle
“remote controller out of sensing range”
inspected by an autohorized SUZUKI
warning. Please contact an authorized
dealer after doing the following:
SUZUKI dealer for the customization.
- Lock the doors using the key to pre-
If the battery of the remote controller is
vent theft. (The request switches and
about to be completely discharged, a
the keyless start system remote con-
message warning this will appear on the
troller cannot be used to lock them.)
information display when the ignition
mode is changed to “ON” by pressing
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Steering lock warning buzzer
Parking Brake Lever
For CVT vehicles, always set the parking
If the steering lock fails to engage due to a
brake before moving the gearshift lever to
fault in the system even when you press
the “P” (Park) position. If you park on an
the engine switch to change the ignition
incline and shift into “P” before you set the
(2)
mode to “LOCK” (OFF), the interior buzzer
(1)
parking brake, the weight of the vehicle
will warn you of this condition with
may make it difficult to shift out of “P” when
repeated short beeps. If this happens,
you are ready to drive the vehicle. When
have the vehicle inspected by an autho-
preparing to drive the vehicle, move the
rized SUZUKI dealer.
gearshift lever out of the “P” position before
(3)
releasing the parking brake.
WARNING
Never drive your vehicle with the
parking brake set: rear brake effec-
tiveness can be reduced from over-
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heating, brake life may be
(1) To set
shortened or permanent brake
(2) To release
damage may result.
(3) To release
If the parking brake does not hold
the vehicle securely or does not
The parking brake lever is located between
fully release, have your vehicle
the seats. To set the parking brake, hold
inspected immediately by an autho-
the brake pedal down and pull the parking
rized SUZUKI dealer.
brake lever all the way up. To release the
parking brake, hold the brake pedal down,
pull up slightly on the parking brake lever,
push the button on the end of the lever with
your thumb and lower the lever to its origi-
nal position.
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Pedals
Clutch Pedal (1)
WARNING
(For manual transaxle)
Manual transaxle
The clutch pedal is used to disengage the
Always set the parking brake fully
drive to the wheels when starting the
before leaving your vehicle or it may
EXAMPLE
engine, stopping or shifting the gearshift
roll, causing injury or damage. When
lever. Depressing the pedal disengages
parking, make sure the gearshift
(1)
(2)
the clutch.
lever for manual transaxle vehicles is
in 1st gear or “R” (Reverse) and the
CAUTION
gearshift lever for CVT vehicles is in
“P” (Park). Remember, even though
Do not drive with your foot resting on
(3)
the transaxle is in gear or in Park, you
the clutch pedal. It could result in
must set the parking brake fully.
excessive clutch wear, clutch dam-
age, or unexpected loss of engine
Parking Brake Reminder Buzzer
braking.
If you start the vehicle without releasing
the parking brake, the interior buzzer
Brake Pedal (2)
warns you by repeated triple beeps.
57L31028
Your SUZUKI vehicle is equipped with
either front and rear disc brakes. Depress-
CVT
ing the brake pedal applies both sets of
EXAMPLE
brakes.
You may hear occasional brake squeal
(2)
when you apply the brakes. This is a nor-
mal condition caused by environmental
factors such as cold, wet, snow, etc.
(3)
WARNING
If brake squeal is excessive and
occurs each time the brakes are
applied, you should have the brakes
checked by your SUZUKI dealer.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Engine Block Heater
NOTE:
WARNING
Activate the heater at least four hours
(if equipped)
before you start the engine. However, as
Do not “ride” the brakes by applying
the heating time varies depending on the
them continuously or resting your
EXAMPLE
ambient temperature and other factors,
foot on the pedal. This will result in
adjust the time by observing the engine
overheating of the brakes which
cranking condition.
could cause unpredictable braking
action, longer stopping distances or
WARNING
permanent brake damage.
To avoid serious personal injury
Accelerator Pedal (3)
caused by electrical shock or fire:
This pedal controls the speed of the
• Do not plug the cord into a non-
engine. Depressing the accelerator pedal
grounded outlet. Only use a prop-
increases power output and speed.
erly grounded three-prong 110-volt
AC outlet.
• Do not use a 2-wire (non-grounded)
extension cord.
57L31034
• Only use a heavy-duty, three-prong
The engine block heater will help you start
extension cord rated for at least 15
the engine more easily in very cold
amps.
weather (-18°C (0°F) or below). To use the
engine block heater:
After using the block heater:
1) Turn off the engine.
1) Unplug the extension cord and reinstall
2) Open the engine hood.
the plug cap.
3) Untie the block heater cord and remove
2) Tie the block heater cord back to its
the block heater plug cap. When the
original position.
engine block heater is not in use,
ensure the heater cord is secured to
prevent contact with any moving parts.
4) Using a heavy-duty, three-prong
grounded extension cord, plug the
female end into the block heater socket
and the male end into a normal,
grounded 110-volt AC outlet.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Using the Transaxle
CAUTION
Manual Transaxle
Secure the block heater cord back to
its original position or to the routed
EXAMPLE
position. A loose cord could get
caught in the engine accessory drive
belt(s) or other moving parts.
3) Close the engine hood securely before
starting the engine.
80J2082
Reverse gear: with lifting up ring, shift the
gearshift lever to the right, engage gear.
80J2081
Starting off
To start off, depress the clutch pedal all the
way to the floor and shift into 1st gear.
After releasing the parking brake, gradually
release the clutch. When you hear a
change in the engine’s sound, slowly press
the accelerator while continuing to gradu-
ally release the clutch.
Shifting
All forward gears are synchronized, which
provides for quiet, and easy shifting.
Always depress the clutch pedal all the
way to the floor before shifting gears. Keep
the engine speed does not rise into the red
zone of the tachometer.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Downshifting maximum allowable
speeds
CAUTION
CAUTION
When downshifting to a lower gear,
To help avoid clutch damage, do
For J24B engine
make sure not to operate with the
not use the clutch pedal as a foot-
speed faster than the maximum
rest while driving or use the clutch
allowable speeds for the next lower
to keep the vehicle stationary on a
Downshifting
Km/h (mph)
gear, or severe engine damage can
slope. Depress the clutch fully
result.
when shifting.
When shifting or starting off, do not
2nd to 1st
50 (31)
race the engine. Racing the engine
WARNING
can shorten engine life and affect
Reduce your speed and downshift
smooth shifting.
to a lower gear before going down
3rd to 2nd
90 (56)
a long or steep hill. Downshifting
will allow the engine to provide
braking. Avoid riding the brakes or
they may overheat, resulting in
4th to 3rd
135 (84)
brake failure.
When driving on slippery roads, be
sure to slow down before down-
5th to 4th
185 (115)*
shifting.
Large and sudden
changes in engine speed may
cause loss of traction, which could
cause you to lose control.
6th to 5th
225 (140)*
Make sure that the vehicle is com-
pletely stopped before you shift
into reverse.
*NOTE:
You may not accelerate to the maximum
allowable speed because of the driving sit-
uation and/or the vehicle condition.
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