When you start the engine, the idle speed increases. This helps to warm up the engine. If the engine idle speed does not slow down automatically, have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer.
Note:  You can crank the engine for a total of 60 seconds without the engine starting before the starting system temporarily disables.The 60 seconds does not have to be all at once.For example, if you crank the engine three times for 20 seconds each time, without the engine starting, you reached the 60-second time limit.A message appears in the information display alerting you that you exceeded the cranking time.You cannot attempt to start the engine for at least 15 minutes.After 15 minutes, you are limited to a 15-second engine cranking time.You need to wait 60 minutes before you can crank the engine for 60 seconds again.
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.
  • Make sure the transmission is in park (P).
  • Switch the ignition on. For vehicles with a keyless ignition, see the following instructions.
Vehicles with an Ignition Key
Note:  Do not touch the accelerator pedal.
  1. Fully depress the brake pedal.
  1. Turn the key to the start position to start the engine.
Note:  The engine may continue cranking for up to 15 seconds or until it starts.
Note:  If you cannot start the engine on the first try, wait for a short period and try again.
Vehicles with Keyless Start
Note:  Do not touch the accelerator pedal.
Note:  You must have your intelligent access key in your vehicle in order to shift the transmission out of park (P).
  1. Fully depress the brake pedal.
  1. Press the push button ignition switch.
The system does not function if:
  • The passive key frequencies are jammed.
  • The key battery has no charge.
If you are unable to start your vehicle, do the following:
Missing Image
  1. Open the floor console storage compartment lid.
  1. Insert the passive key into the backup slot.
  1. With the key in this position, press the brake pedal then press the push button ignition switch to switch the ignition on and start your vehicle.
Fast Restart
The fast restart feature allows you to restart your vehicle within 20 seconds of switching it off, even if it does not detect a valid passive key.
 Within 20 seconds of switching the engine off, press the brake pedal and press the push button ignition switch. After 20 seconds, you can no longer start your vehicle if it does not detect a valid passive key.
 Once your vehicle starts, it remains running until you press the push button ignition switch, even if your vehicle does not detect a valid passive key. If you open and close a door while your vehicle is running, the system searches for a valid passive key. You cannot start your vehicle if the system does not detect a valid passive key within 20 seconds.
Failure to Start
If you cannot start the engine after three attempts, wait 10 seconds and follow this procedure:
  1. Fully depress the brake pedal.
  1. Shift into park (P).
  1. Fully depress the accelerator pedal and hold it there.
  1. Start the engine.
Automatic Engine Shutdown
For vehicles with a keyless ignition, this feature automatically shuts down the engine if it has been idling for an extended period. The ignition also turns off in order to save battery power. Before your vehicle shuts down, a message appears in the information display showing a timer counting down from 30 seconds. If you do not intervene within 30 seconds, your vehicle shuts down. Another message appears in the information display to inform you that your vehicle has shut down to save fuel. Start your vehicle as you normally do.
Automatic Engine Shutdown Override
Note:  You cannot permanently switch off the automatic shutdown feature. When you switch it off temporarily, it turns on at the next ignition cycle.
You can stop the shutdown, or reset the timer, at any point before the 30-second countdown has expired by doing any of the following:
  • You can reset the timer by interacting with your vehicle, for example pressing the brake or accelerator pedal.
  • You can temporarily switch off the shutdown feature any time the ignition is on using the information display.   See  Information Displays.  The feature only remains off for the current ignition cycle.
  • During the 30-second countdown, the system prompts you to press OK or RESET to temporarily switch the feature off for the current ignition cycle only.
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Stationary
Vehicles with an Ignition Key
  1. Shift into park (P).
  1. Switch the ignition off.
  1. Apply the parking brake.
Vehicles with Keyless Start
  1. Shift into park (P).
  1. Press the push button ignition switch.
  1. Apply the parking brake.
Note:  The ignition, all electrical circuits and all warning lamps and indicators will be turned off.
Note:  If the engine is idling for 30 minutes, the ignition and engine automatically shut down.
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Moving
  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 lock, but higher effort will be required. When the ignition is switched off, some electrical circuits, including air bags, warning lamps and indicators may also be off. If the ignition was turned off accidentally, you can shift into neutral (N) and re-start the engine.

Vehicles with an Ignition Key
  1. Shift into neutral and use the brakes to bring your vehicle to a safe stop.
  1. When your vehicle has stopped, shift into park (P) and switch the ignition off.
  1. Apply the parking brake.
Vehicles with Keyless Start
  1. Shift into neutral and use the brakes to bring your vehicle to a safe stop.
  1. When your vehicle has stopped, shift into park (P).
  1. Press and hold the push button ignition switch, or press it three times within two seconds.
  1. Apply the parking brake.
Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes
  WARNING:  If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have your vehicle checked by your authorized dealer 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 then leave the engine idling for long periods, we recommend that you do one of the following:
  • Open the windows at least 1 in (3 cm).
  • Set your climate control to outside air.