Ignition switch

Note: Do not store the key in the ignition after the vehicle is turned off and you have left the vehicle. This could cause a drain on the battery.

Note: In order to switch off the engine while the vehicle is in motion, shift to position N and use the brakes to bring the vehicle to a safe stop.

After the vehicle has stopped, turn the engine off and shift into position P, then turn the key to the accessory or off position.

A. Off: The ignition is off.

A. Off: The ignition is off.
B. Accessory: Allows some electrical accessories to operate while the engine is not running.
C. On: All electrical circuits are operational. Warning lamps and indicators are illuminated. This is the key position when driving.
D. Start: Cranks the engine. The engine may continue cranking for up to 10 seconds or until the vehicle starts. Release the key as soon as the engine starts.

KEYLESS STARTING (IF EQUIPPED)

Note: The keyless starting system may not function if the key is close to metal objects or electronic devices such as mobile phones.

Note: A valid key must be located inside your vehicle to switch the ignition on and start the engine.

Note: When locking your vehicle, any remote controls left inside the vehicle may become disabled. A message may appear in the information display indicating that there is no key detected if you try to start the engine. Press the unlock button on the remote control to enable it, and then start the engine.

Ignition Modes

Off: Turns the ignition off.

Off: Turns the ignition off.

• Without applying the brake pedal, press and release the button once when the ignition is in the on mode, or when the engine is running but the vehicle is not in motion.

Accessory: Allows some electrical accessories to operate while the engine is not running.

• Without applying the brake pedal, press and release the button once.

On: All electrical circuits are operational. Warning lamps and indicators are illuminated.

• Without applying the brake pedal, press and release the button once from accessory mode.
• Without applying the brake pedal, press and release the button twice from off mode.

Start: Starts the engine.

• Press the brake pedal, and then press the button for any length of time. An indicator light on the button illuminates when then ignition is on and when the engine starts.

Starting Your Vehicle

1. Fully press the brake pedal.
2. Make sure the transmission is in position P.
3. Press the button.

The system does not function if:

• The key frequencies are jammed.
• The key battery has no charge.

If you are unable to start your vehicle, do the following:

1. Locate the key backup slot at the front of the center console storage compartment.

1. Locate the key backup slot at the front of the center console storage compartment.
2. With the buttons facing down, place the key into backup slot.
3. With the key in this position, press the brake pedal, then the button to switch the ignition on and start your vehicle.

Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Stationary

1. Move the transmission selector lever to position P.
2. Press the button once.

Note: The ignition, all electrical circuits, warning lamps and indicators switch off.

Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is in Motion

WARNING: Switching off the engine when the vehicle is still moving will result in a loss of brake and steering assistance. The steering will not be locked, but higher effort will be required. When the ignition is switched off, some electrical circuits, warning lights and indicators may also be off.

1. Press and hold the button for one second, or press it three times within two seconds.
2. Move the transmission selector lever to position N and use the brakes to bring your vehicle to a safe stop.
3. When your vehicle has stopped, move the transmission selector lever to position P and switch the ignition off.

Fast Restart

The fast restart feature allows you to restart the engine within 20 seconds of switching it off, even if a valid key is not present.

Within 20 seconds of switching the engine vehicle off, press the brake pedal and press the button. After 20 seconds have expired, you can no longer start the engine without the key present inside your vehicle.

Once the engine has started, it remains running until you press the button, even if the system does not detect a valid key. If you open and close a door while the engine is running, the system searches for a valid key. You cannot start the engine if the system does not detect a valid key within 20 seconds.

Your vehicle may have remote start capability. Refer to Remote start in the Keys and Remote Control chapter.

STARTING A GASOLINE ENGINE

When you start your engine, the idle speed increases to warm the engine up. If the engine idle speed does not slow down automatically, have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer.

Before starting your vehicle, check the following:

• Make sure all occupants have fastened their safety belts.
• Make sure the headlamps and electrical accessories are off.
• Make sure the parking brake is on.
• Move the transmission selector lever to position P.
• Switch the ignition on.

Note: Do not touch the accelerator pedal.

1. Fully press the brake pedal.
2. Move the transmission selector lever to position P or N.
3. Start the engine. The engine may continue cranking for up to 15 seconds or until it starts.

Note: If you cannot start your engine on the first try, wait for a short period of time and try again.

If you have difficulty starting the engine when the temperature is below -13°F (-25°C), press the accelerator pedal slightly and try again.

If you cannot start your engine after three attempts, wait 10 seconds, then follow this procedure:

1. Fully press the brake pedal.
2. Fully press the accelerator pedal and hold it there.
3. Move the transmission selector lever to position P or N.
4. Start the engine.

Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes

WARNING: If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have this checked immediately. Do not drive your vehicle if you smell exhaust fumes. Carbon monoxide is present in exhaust fumes. Take precautions to avoid its dangerous effects.

Important Ventilating Information

If you stop your vehicle and leave the engine idling for long periods of time, we recommend that you do one of the following:

• Open the windows at least 1 inch (2.5 centimeters).
• Set your climate control to outside air.

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