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.
Before starting the engine 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) or neutral (N).
  • Turn the ignition key to the on position.
Note:   Do not touch the accelerator pedal.
  1. Fully press the brake pedal.
  1. Turn the key to the start position to start the engine. Release the key when the engine starts.
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.
Failure to Start
If you cannot start the engine after three attempts, wait 10 seconds and follow this procedure:
  1. Fully press the brake pedal.
  1. Fully press the accelerator pedal and hold it there.
  1. Start the engine.
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Stationary
  1. Shift into park (P) or neutral (N).
  1. Turn the key to the off position.
  1. Apply the parking brake.
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.

  1. Put the transmission into neutral (N) and use the brakes to bring your vehicle to a safe stop.
  1. When your vehicle has stopped, shift into park (P) or neutral (N) and switch the ignition off.
  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 of time, 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.