Suzuki SX4 (2010 year). Instruction - part 7

 

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Suzuki SX4 (2010 year). Instruction - part 7

 

 

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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Starting a Cold Engine
Engine Block Heater
NOTE:
With your foot off the accelerator pedal,
Activate the heater at least four hours
(if equipped)
crank the engine by turning the ignition key
before you start the engine. However, as
to
“START”. Release the key when the
the heating time varies depending on the
engine starts.
EXAMPLE
ambient temperature and other factors,
adjust the time by observing the engine
CAUTION
cranking condition.
• Stop turning the starter immedi-
WARNING
ately after the engine has started or
the starter system can be dam-
To avoid serious personal injury
aged.
caused by electrical shock or fire:
• Do not crank the engine for more
• Do not plug the cord into a non-
than 15 seconds at a time. If the
grounded outlet. Only use a prop-
engine doesn’t start on the first try,
erly grounded three-prong 110-volt
wait about 15 seconds before try-
AC outlet.
ing again.
• Do not use a 2-wire (non-grounded)
extension cord.
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If the engine does not start after 15 sec-
• Only use a heavy-duty, three-prong
The engine block heater will help you start
onds of cranking, wait about 15 seconds,
extension cord rated for at least 15
the engine more easily in very cold
then press down the accelerator pedal to
amps.
weather (-18°C (0°F) or below). To use the
1/3 of its travel and try cranking the engine
engine block heater:
again. Release the key and accelerator
After using the block heater:
1) Turn off the engine.
pedal when the engine starts.
1) Unplug the extension cord and reinstall
2) Open the engine hood.
the plug cap.
If the engine still does not start, try holding
3) Untie the block heater cord and remove
2) Tie the block heater cord back to its
the accelerator pedal all the way to the
the block heater plug cap. When the
original position.
floor while cranking. This should clear the
engine block heater is not in use,
engine if it is flooded.
ensure the heater cord is secured to
prevent contact with any moving parts.
If you are unable to start the engine using
4) Using a heavy-duty, three-prong
this procedure, consult your SUZUKI
grounded extension cord, plug the
dealer.
female end into the block heater socket
and the male end into a normal,
Starting a Warm Engine
grounded 110-volt AC outlet.
Use the same procedure as for “Starting a
Cold Engine”.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Using the Transaxle
CAUTION
Instruction 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.
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Reverse gear: with lifting up ring, shift the
gearshift lever to the right, engage gear.
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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
Continuously Variable Transaxle
Gearshift lever
WARNING
(CVT)
Reduce your speed and downshift
to a lower gear before going down
a long or steep hill. Downshifting
will allow the engine to provide
braking. Avoid riding the brakes or
they may overheat, resulting in
brake failure.
When driving on slippery roads, be
sure to slow down before down-
shifting.
Large and sudden
changes in engine speed may
cause loss of traction, which could
cause you to lose control.
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Make sure that the vehicle is com-
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pletely stopped before you shift
WARNING
into reverse.
Always depress the brake pedal
before shifting from
“P” (Park) (or
CAUTION
“N” (Neutral) if the vehicle is station-
ary) to a forward or reverse gear, to
To help avoid clutch damage, do
help prevent the vehicle from moving
not use the clutch pedal as a foot-
unexpectedly when you shift.
rest while driving or use the clutch
to keep the vehicle stationary on a
slope. Depress the clutch fully
when shifting.
When shifting or starting off, do not
race the engine. Racing the engine
can shorten engine life and affect
smooth shifting.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
The gearshift lever has a lock mechanism
NOTE:
Use the gearshift lever positions as
to help prevent accidental shifting. To shift
Always shift the gearshift lever without
described below:
the gearshift lever:
pushing in the lock button
(1) except
when you shift from “P” to “R”, from “N”
P (Park)
Shift with the lock button
(1)
to “R” or from “R” to “P”. If you always
Use this position to lock the transaxle
pushed in and the brake pedal
push in the lock button (1) when shifting
when the vehicle is parked or when start-
depressed.
the gearshift lever, you could shift into
ing the engine. Shift into Park only when
“P” or “R” by mistake.
the vehicle is completely stationary.
Shift with the lock button
(1)
If driver’s or passenger’s knee hits the
R (Reverse)
pushed in.
gearshift lever while driving, the lever
Use this position to reverse the vehicle
could move and the gear could be
from stop. Make sure that vehicle is com-
changed unexpectedly.
Shift without the lock button (1)
pletely stationary before shifting into
pushed in.
Reverse.
CAUTION
Do not shift the gearshift lever into
“R” while moving forward, or the
transaxle may be damaged. If you
shift into “R” when the vehicle speed
is over 6mph (10km/h), the transaxle
(1)
will not shift into reverse.
N (Neutral)
Use this position for starting the engine if
the engine stalls and you need to restart it
while the vehicle is moving. You may also
shift into Neutral and depress the brake
pedal to hold the vehicle stationary during
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idling.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
D (Drive)
Instruction mode
The information display shows the instruction
Use this position for all normal driving.
The CVT can shift gears automatically.
mode indicator (1) and the current gear
When using the instruction mode, you can
position (2).
With the gearshift lever in “D” range you
shift gears in the same manner as conven-
can get an automatic downshift by press-
tional instruction transaxle.
NOTE:
ing the accelerator pedal. The higher the
To use the instruction mode, shift the gearshift
• The indicated gear position on the infor-
vehicle speed is, the more you need to
lever from “D” to “M”.
mation display when you shift from “D” to
press the accelerator pedal to get a down-
“M” is the gear position that was selected
shift.
automatically when the gearshift lever
M (instruction mode)
was in “D”.
Use this position for driving in the instruction
• You can change to the instruction mode
mode.
temporarily by pulling the shift paddle (if
Refer to “Instruction mode” later in this section
equipped) on the steering wheel toward
for details on how to use the instruction mode.
you when the gearshift lever is in “D”.
CAUTION
Shifting in the instruction mode
You can shift gears from 1st to 6th depend-
Be sure to take the following precau-
ing on driving speed.
tions to help avoid damage to the
CVT:
NOTE:
• Make sure that the vehicle is com-
• When the engine is revved, the gear is
pletely stationary before shifting
80J2037
shifted up automatically to prevent dam-
into “P” or “R”.
age to the engine and the transaxle. If
• Do not shift from “P” or “N” to “R”,
the CVT fluid becomes hot such as
“D” or “M” when the engine is run-
EXAMPLE
(1)
(2)
when driving on up hill, the engine speed
ning above idle speed.
at which shifting occurs may be lower
• Do not rev the engine with the tran-
than usual.
saxle in a drive position (“R”, “D”
• When the driving speed becomes slow,
or “M”) and the front wheels not
the gear shifts down automatically, and
moving.
when the vehicle stops, the gear position
• Do not use the accelerator to hold
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will be in
1st gear without shifting the
the vehicle on a hill. Use the vehi-
(1) Instruction mode indicator
gearshift lever.
cle’s brakes.
(2) Gear position
• If you depress the accelerator pedal a
certain amount, the gear shifts down
automatically even if the gearshift lever
is in the instruction mode.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE:
NOTE:
When you shift gears, the gear may not
To shift gears continuously, remove your
shift to the desired position. This is to
hand from the gearshift lever, then shift the
maintain good drivability and to protect the
lever again. You cannot shift gears continu-
transaxle.
ously while holding the lever in the “+” or
-” position.
Using the gearshift lever
Using the shift paddle (if equipped)
(2)
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(1)
To shift down, pull the “-” side shift paddle,
located on left side of the steering wheel,
toward you. When you remove your finger
from the switch, the switch will return to the
original position.
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80J1358
NOTE:
(1) “+” side (shift up)
• To shift gears continuously, remove your
(2) “-” side (shift down)
To shift up, pull the “+” side shift paddle,
finger from the shift paddle, then pull the
located on right side of the steering wheel,
shift paddle again. You cannot shift
To shift up, pull the gearshift lever to the “+”
toward you. When you remove your finger
gears continuously while holding the
side (rearward). When you remove your
from the switch, the switch will return to the
shift paddle toward you.
hand from the gearshift lever, the lever will
original position.
• When you pull the both “+” and “-” shift
return to the “M” position automatically.
paddle simultaneously, the gear may not
To shift down, push the gearshift lever to
shift.
the “-” side (forward). When you remove
your hand from the gearshift lever, the
lever will return to the “M” position auto-
matically.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Canceling the instruction mode
If You Cannot Shift CVT Gearshift Lever
This procedure is for emergency use only.
To cancel the instruction mode, shift the gear-
Out of “P” (PARK)
If repeated use of this procedure is neces-
shift lever from “M” to “D”.
sary, or the procedure does not work as
described, take the vehicle to your dealer
Temporary instruction mode
(1)
for repair.
Pull the shift paddle (if equipped) toward
you when driving with the gearshift lever in
the “D” position. The information display
shows the instruction mode indicator (1) and
the current gear position (2).
EXAMPLE
(1)
(2)
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Vehicles with a CVT have an electrically
80J2073
operated park-lock feature. If the vehicle’s
(1) Instruction mode indicator
battery is discharged, or there is some
(2) Gear position
other electrical failure, the CVT cannot be
shifted out of Park in the normal way. Jump
The temporary instruction mode will be can-
starting may correct the condition. If not,
celed automatically in the following situa-
follow the procedure described below. This
tions.
procedure will permit changing the tran-
• When you press and hold the accelera-
saxle out of Park.
tor pedal for a certain period of time with-
out shifting gears.
1) Be sure the parking brake is firmly
applied.
• When driving speed becomes slow.
2) If the engine is running, stop the
engine.
3) Make sure the key is in the “ON” or
“ACC” position.
4) Remove the cover (1) over the button.
5) With pushing the release button by the
key or the flat end rod, shift the gear-
shift lever to the desired position.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Using the 2WD/i-AWD
i-AWD AUTO
may cause severe damage to the drive
In this position, engine power is supplied to
train.
(intelligent All Wheel Drive)
the front and rear axles at normal speed,
• As the vehicle speed increases, the “i-
Switch (if equipped)
providing greater traction than
2-wheel
AWD LOCK” mode is automatically can-
drive. Use this position for driving on paved
celed and the “i-AWD AUTO” mode is
roads or on slippery roads (icy, snow-cov-
selected.
ered, muddy, etc.).
• When the ignition switch is turned to the
“OFF” position, the “i-AWD LOCK” mode
In the AUTO mode, the i-AWD controller
is canceled.
judges the driving conditions using signals
from sensors.
2WD/i-AWD Switch Operation
When slipping of the front wheels is
Operate the 2WD/i-AWD switch according
detected, the electronically controlled cou-
to the appropriate procedure described
pling supplies optimum driving force to the
below:
rear wheels. This function improves driving
stability and running through performance
How to turn on 2WD/i-AWD switch
on rough roads and stabilizes driving per-
2WD/i-AWD switch will activate when the
formance even on a snow covered up-hill
ignition switch is turned on.
road or the like.
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From 2WD to i-AWD AUTO
Also, during normal driving on paved
Turn the 2WD/i-AWD switch to the neutral
This i-AWD system enables you to select
roads, torque distribution to the rear
position, and the “i-AWD AUTO” indicator
the driving mode according to the driving
wheels is reduced to achieve the nearly
will come on.
conditions by operating the
2WD/i-AWD
front wheel drive condition, thereby fuel
switch. With this feature, you can select 3
consumption is improved.
mode positions,
“2WD”,
“i-AWD AUTO”
i-AWD LOCK
and “i-AWD LOCK” by operating the 2WD/
In this position, engine power is supplied to
i-AWD switch even when the vehicle is
the front and rear axles at reduced speed.
moving, provided the front wheels are in
Use this position when it is hard to start off
the straight ahead position.
in the
“i-AWD AUTO” mode such as in
mud, sand or on snow.
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Description of 3 Mode 4 x 4 System
Positions
NOTE:
• Avoid operating your vehicle in the “i-
2WD
AWD LOCK” on wet pavement as much
In this position, engine power is supplied to
as possible. Operating your vehicle in
the front axle only. Use this position for
the
“i-AWD LOCK” on wet pavement
normal driving (on dry, hard surfaces).
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
From i-AWD AUTO to i-AWD LOCK
While driving in the
“i-AWD LOCK”
Push the “i-AWD LOCK” switch for a few
mode, as the vehicle speed increases,
CAUTION
seconds until the “i-AWD LOCK” indicator
the driving mode changes to the “i-AWD
Never use the “i-AWD LOCK” mode
will come on.
AUTO” mode automatically. Even when
when driving on dry paved roads.
the vehicle speed reduces, on the other
Avoid using the
“i-AWD LOCK”
hand, the driving mode does not return
mode when driving on wet paved
to the
“i-AWD LOCK” mode automati-
roads as much as possible. Use of
cally. You should press the
“i-AWD
the “i-AWD LOCK” mode in above
LOCK” switch according to the driving
conditions will apply excessive
conditions.
force to the driving system and
Any forcible operation while driving off-
may cause a critical failure. Also,
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road in the sand or water or when a
the tires may wear faster and fuel
wheel has run off the road, the difference
From i-AWD LOCK to i-AWD AUTO
consumption may be affected
of the revolution between front wheels
Push the “i-AWD LOCK” switch, and the “i-
adversely.
and rear wheels increases (wheels run
AWD AUTO” indicator will come on.
Note that i-AWD vehicles are not
idle). If this state continues, the oil tem-
all-around vehicles. Be sure to
From i-AWD AUTO or LOCK to 2WD
perature of the driving system parts
observe following instructions
Push the “2WD” switch, and the “i-AWD
rises.
when driving your vehicle.
AUTO” or “i-AWD LOCK” indicator will turn
In such case, the “i-AWD AUTO” indica-
- Do not drive through water like
off.
tor light blinks and the driving mode
crossing a river.
changes to the 2WD mode to protect the
- Do not drive continuously where
NOTE:
driving system parts.
front wheels tend to race in
• The 2WD/i-AWD switch can be operated
When you operate your vehicle in the i-
places such as sand and mud.
when the vehicle is either stopped or
AWD mode continuously, park the vehi-
- When any wheel is in the air for
moving.
cle at a safe place and run the engine
such reason as running off the
• Make sure that the front wheels are in
idle. After some time, the “i-AWD AUTO”
road, do not race it needlessly.
the straight ahead position when operat-
indicator light turns on again and the
If the
“i-AWD AUTO” and the “i-
ing the 2WD/i-AWD switch.
driving mode returns to the
“i-AWD
AWD LOCK” indicator lights stay
• While making turns or accelerating and
AUTO” mode.
on and come on simultaneously
decelerating, operating the 2WD/i-AWD
when driving, there may be some-
switch or turning off the key switch in the
thing wrong the i-AWD system.
“i-AWD AUTO” or “i-AWD LOCK” mode
Have the system inspected by an
may cause a shock, but this is not a sys-
authorized SUZUKI dealer.
tem malfunction.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Cruise Control (if equipped)
CAUTION
WARNING
Unevenly worn tires can cause prob-
To help avoid loss of vehicle control,
lems in the operation of the 2WD/i-
do not use the cruise control system
AWD switch. Be sure to rotate the
when driving in heavy traffic, on slip-
tires according to the maintenance
pery or winding roads, or on steep
schedule. Refer to “Tires” and “Main-
downgrades.
tenance Schedule” in the “INSPEC-
TION AND MAINTENANCE” section
for proper tire rotation procedures.
(1)
(4)
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(2)
(3)
The cruise control system allows you to
maintain a steady speed without keeping
your foot on the accelerator pedal. The
controls for operating the cruise control
system are on the steering wheel.
You can use the cruise control system with
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the following conditions:
(1) “CRUISE” switch
• For instruction transaxle vehicle, the gear
(2) “CANCEL” switch
position is in 4th, 5th or 6th.
(3) “SET/COAST” switch
• For CVT vehicle, the gearshift lever is in
(4) “RES/ACC” switch
“D” position, or the gear position is in
3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th in the instruction mode.
• The vehicle speed is about 25 mph (40
km/h) or higher.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
To Set Cruising Speed
“CRUISE” indicator light
To Change Speed Temporarily
1) Turn on the cruise control system by
When the cruising speed is maintained,
pushing the “CRUISE” switch (1). When
you can temporarily accelerate or deceler-
the “CRUISE” indicator light comes on,
ate.
you can set cruising speed.
To accelerate, depress the accelerator
2) Accelerate or decelerate to the desired
pedal. When you take your foot off the
speed.
pedal, your vehicle will return to the set
3) Push the “SET/COAST” switch (3) and
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speed.
turn on the “SET” indicator light. Take
your foot off the accelerator pedal and
When you push the “CRUISE” switch, the
To decelerate, depress the brake pedal.
the set speed will be maintained.
system is on and a “CRUISE” indicator
The set speed will be canceled and “SET”
light on the instrument cluster will be on.
indicator light will go off.
WARNING
To resume the previously set speed, push
“SET” indicator light
the “RES/ACC” switch (4) and turn on the
If the cruising speed is set by acci-
“SET” indicator light again when vehicle
dent, you cannot decelerate or could
speed is above 25 mph (40 km/h). The
loose control of the vehicle. This
vehicle will accelerate to and maintain the
could lead to an accident, resulting in
previously set speed.
severe injury or death.
Turn off the cruise control system
NOTE:
and make sure the “CRUISE” indica-
For CVT vehicle, when the cruising speed
65D474
tor light is off when the system is not
is maintained, you cannot decelerate by
in use.
When the vehicle’s speed is controlled by
using the engine brake if you downshift
the cruise control system, a “SET” indica-
from higher gear to
3rd in the manual
tor light on the instrument cluster will be
mode.
on.
To decelerate while the cruise control is on,
depress the brake pedal or push the “SET/
COAST” switch (3).
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
To Change Cruising Speed
Cancellation of the Cruise Control
Braking
The “SET” indicator light will go off and the
Using the accelerator pedal
cruise control will be canceled temporarily
To reset at a faster cruising speed, acceler-
with following procedures:
ate to the desired speed using the acceler-
ator pedal and push the
“SET/COAST”
• Push the “CANCEL” switch (2).
switch (3). The new speed will be main-
• Depress the brake pedal.
tained.
• For manual transaxle, depress the clutch
pedal.
Using the brake pedal
• For CVT, downshift from 3rd to 2nd in the
To reset at a slower cruising speed, decel-
manual mode.
erate to the desired speed using the brake
• The vehicle speed falls more than about
pedal and push the “SET/COAST” switch
20 percent from the set speed.
(3). The new speed will be maintained.
• Any time the vehicle speed falls below
25 mph (40 km/h).
NOTE:
• When the vehicle skids and ESP® (if
When the brake pedal is depressed, the
equipped) is activated.
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“SET” indicator light goes off until reset the
The distance needed to bring any vehicle
To resume the previously set speed, push
cruising speed.
the “RES/ACC” switch (4) and turn on the
to a halt increases with the speed of the
vehicle. The braking distance needed, for
“SET” indicator light. Besides, the vehicle
Using the cruise control switch
speed has to be above 25 mph (40 km/h)
example, at
60 km/h (37 mph) will be
To reset at a faster cruising speed, press
approximately
4 times greater than the
when the vehicle is not in the above condi-
repeatedly or hold in the
“RES/ACC”
tions.
braking distance needed at 30 km/h (19
switch
(4). Vehicle speed will steadily
mph). Start to brake the vehicle when there
increase. When you release the switch, the
To turn off the cruise control system, push
is plenty of distance between your vehicle
new speed will be maintained.
the “CRUISE” switch (1) and make sure
and the stopping point, and slow down
the “CRUISE” indicator light is off.
gradually.
To reset at a slower cruising speed, press
Also, if the malfunction indicator light in the
repeatedly or hold in the
“SET/COAST”
instrument cluster comes on or blinks, the
switch (3) until the vehicle has slowed to
cruise control system will be turned off.
the desired speed, then release the switch.
The new speed will be maintained.
NOTE:
If you turn off the cruise control system, the
NOTE:
previously set speed in the memory is
You can adjust the set speed by approxi-
cleared. Reset your cruising speed again.
mately 1.0 mph (1.6 km/h) by pushing a
cruise control switch quickly.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
WARNING
WARNING
(if equipped)
ABS will help you avoid skidding by elec-
If water gets into the brake drums,
Even without reserve power in the
tronically controlling braking pressure. It
brake performance may become poor
brake system, you can still stop the
will also help you maintain steering control
and unpredictable.
vehicle by pressing the brake pedal
when braking on slippery surfaces or when
After driving through water or wash-
harder than normally required. How-
braking hard.
ing the underside of the vehicle, test
ever, the stopping distance may be
the brakes while driving at a slow
longer.
The ABS works automatically, so you do
speed to see if they have maintained
not need any special braking technique.
their normal effectiveness. If the
Brake Assist System
Just push the brake pedal down without
brakes are less effective than normal,
When you slam the brakes on, the brake
pumping. The ABS will operate whenever it
dry them by repeatedly applying the
assist system judges as an emergency
senses that the wheels are locking up.
brakes while driving slowly until the
stop and provides more powerful braking
You may feel the brake pedal pulsate while
brakes have regained their normal
for a driver who cannot hold down the
the ABS is operating.
effectiveness.
brake pedal firmly.
NOTE:
Power-Assisted Brakes
NOTE:
The ABS will not work if vehicle speed is
Your vehicle has power-assisted brakes. If
If you quickly and forcefully depress the
under about 6 km/h (4mph).
power assistance is lost due to a stalled
brakes, you may hear a clicking sound in
engine or other failures, the system is still
the brake pedal. This is normal and indi-
fully operational on reserve power and you
cates that the brake assist system is acti-
can bring the vehicle to a complete stop by
vated properly.
pressing the brake pedal once and holding
it down. The reserve power is partly used
up when you depress the brake pedal and
reduces each time the pedal is pressed.
Apply smooth and even pressure to the
pedal. Do not pump the pedal.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING
WARNING
On some types of loose surfaces
If the ABS warning light ((1) or (2)) on
(such as gravel, snow-covered
the instrument panel comes on and
roads, etc.), the stopping distance
stays on while driving, there may be a
(1)
(2)
required for an ABS-equipped vehi-
problem with the ABS system.
cle may be slightly greater than for
If this happens:
a comparable vehicle with a con-
1) Pull off the road and stop care-
ventional brake system. With a
fully.
conventional brake system, skid-
2) Turn the ignition switch to “LOCK”
ding tires are able to “plow” the
and then start the engine again.
gravel or snow layer, shortening
If the warning light comes on briefly
(3)
the stopping distance. ABS mini-
then turns off, the system is normal.
mizes this resistance effect. Allow
If the warning light still stays on,
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for extra stopping distance when
have the system inspected by your
(1) ABS warning light Type 1
driving on loose surfaces.
SUZUKI dealer immediately. If the
On regular paved roads, some driv-
(2) ABS warning light Type 2
ABS system becomes inoperative,
(3) Brake system warning light
ers may be able to obtain slightly
the brake system will function as an
shorter stopping distances with
ordinary brake system that has no
conventional brake systems than
ABS.
with ABS.
In both of the above conditions,
ABS will still offer the advantage of
helping you maintain directional
control. However, remember that
ABS will not compensate for bad
road or weather conditions or poor
driver judgment. Use good judg-
ment and do not drive faster than
conditions will safely allow.
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How the ABS Works
Electronic Stability Program
WARNING
A computer continuously monitors wheel
(ESP®) (if equipped)
speed. The computer compares the
If the ABS warning light ((1) or (2))
changes in wheel speed when braking. If
ESP® is a registered trademark of Daimler
and the Brake system warning light
the wheels slow suddenly, indicating a
AG.
(3) on the instrument panel simulta-
skidding situation, the computer will
neously stay on or come on when
change braking pressure several times
driving, both anti-lock function and
each second to prevent the wheels from
The Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
rear brake force control function (pro-
locking. When you start your vehicle or
helps to control the vehicle during corner-
portioning valve function) of the ABS
when you accelerate after a hard stop, you
ing if front wheels or rear wheels skid. It
system may have failed. This could
may hear a momentary motor or clicking
also assists you in maintaining traction
cause the rear wheels to skid or the
noise as the system resets or checks itself.
while accelerating on loose or slippery
vehicle to spin during braking on a
road surfaces. It does this by regulating the
slippery road or hard braking on a
WARNING
engine’s output, and by selectively apply-
dry paved road. If both warning lights
ing the brakes. In addition, ESP® helps to
come on, drive carefully, avoiding
The ABS may not work properly if
avoid skidding by controlling braking pres-
hard braking as much as possible,
tires or wheels other than those
sure.
and ask your SUZUKI dealer to
specified in the owner’s manual are
inspect the ABS system immediately.
used. This is because the ABS works
WARNING
by comparing changes in wheel
speed. When replacing tires or
The ESP® cannot enhance the vehi-
wheels, use only the size and type
cle’s driving stability in all situations
specified in this owner’s manual.
and does not control your vehicle’s
entire braking system. The ESP® can-
not prevent accidents, including
those resulting from excessive speed
in turns, or hydroplaning. Only a safe
and attentive driver can prevent acci-
dents. The capabilities of an ESP®-
equipped vehicle must never be used
as a substitute for careful driving.
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The ESP® has the following three systems:
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
ABS will help you avoid skidding by elec-
WARNING
Stability Control System
tronically controlling braking pressure. It
The ESP® may not work properly if
The vehicle stability control system helps
will also help you maintain steering control
tires or wheels other than those
provide integrated control of systems such
when braking on slippery surfaces or when
specified in the Owner’s Manual are
as anti-lock brakes, traction control, engine
braking hard. The ABS works automati-
used. When replacing tires or
control, etc. This system automatically
cally, so you do not have to use any special
wheels, use only the size and type
controls the brakes and engine to help pre-
braking technique. Just push the brake
specified in this Owner’s Manual.
vent the vehicle from skidding when cor-
pedal down without pumping. The ABS will
The ESP® may not work properly if
nering on a slippery road surface or when
operate whenever it senses that wheels
tires are not inflated to the recom-
turning the steering wheel abruptly.
are locking up. You may feel the brake
mended tire inflation pressure.
pedal pulsate while the ABS is operating.
The ESP® may not work properly if
Traction Control System
(For more information on ABS, see “Brak-
tires are fitted with tire chains.
The traction control system automatically
ing” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE”
The ESP® may not work properly if
helps prevent the spinning of wheels when
section.)
the tires are excessively worn. Be
the vehicle is started or accelerated on
sure to replace tires when the tread
slippery road surfaces. The system oper-
NOTE:
wear indicators in the grooves
ates only if it senses that some of the
If the ABS system is activated, you may
appear on the tread surface.
wheels are spinning or beginning to lose
hear a clunking noise and/or feel pulsating
The ESP® is not a substitute for
traction. When this happens, the system
in the brake pedal. This is normal and indi-
winter tires or tire chains on a snow
operates the front or rear brakes and
cates that the brake fluid pressure is being
covered road.
reduces engine power to limit wheel spin.
controlled properly.
NOTE:
WARNING
You may hear a clicking sound in the
engine compartment for a few seconds
The ESP® may not work properly if
engine related parts such as the
when you start the engine or just after the
vehicle begins to move. This means that
muffler are not equivalent to stan-
dard equipment or are extremely
the above systems are in the self-check
mode. This sound does not indicate a mal-
deteriorated.
Do not modify the vehicle’s sus-
function.
pension since the ESP® may not
operate correctly.
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The ESP® indicator lights are described
NOTE:
below:
When you disconnect and re-connect the
CAUTION
battery, ESP® system functions other than
If the “ESP” warning light comes on,
SLIP Indicator Light
ABS will be deactivated and the slip indica-
or stays on while driving, there may
tor light will blink 1 time per second. In this
be a malfunction of the ESP® sys-
case, use the following procedure to re-
tems (other than ABS). You should
activate the ESP® systems:
have the systems inspected by an
1) Drive your vehicle straight ahead with-
authorized SUZUKI dealer.
out tire slippage at a speed until the slip
indicator is turned off. (Drive straight for
NOTE:
approximately
35 km/h (22 mph) or
more and 10 seconds or more.)
When the “ESP” warning light comes on,
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or stays on while driving, indicating a mal-
2) The slip indicator light will go out and
When one of the ESP® systems other than
function of the ESP® systems (other than
the ESP® systems (other than ABS) will
ABS is activated, the SLIP indicator light in
ABS), the brake system will function as an
be re-activated.
the instrument cluster blinks 5 times per
ordinary ABS that has no additional ESP®
It may take more than few seconds before
second.
functions.
the slip indicator light goes out depending
on the road surface condition.
CAUTION
“ESP OFF” Indicator Light
If the SLIP indicator light comes on
“ESP” Warning Light
and stays on while driving, there may
be a malfunction of the ESP® sys-
tems (other than ABS). You should
have the systems inspected by an
authorized SUZUKI dealer.
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NOTE:
When the SLIP indicator light comes on
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You should turn the ESP® on during your
and stays on while driving, indicating a
ordinary driving, so that you have the ben-
When the ESP® systems (other than ABS)
malfunction of the ESP® systems (other
have a system malfunction, the
“ESP”
efits of all of the ESP® systems.
than ABS), the brake system will function
warning light in the instrument cluster
It may be required to turn the ESP® sys-
as an ordinary ABS with no additional
comes on.
tems (other than ABS) off if your vehicle is
ESP® functions.
stuck in sand, mud, or snow, where wheel
spin is necessary.
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