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.
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 the engine check the following:
- Make sure all occupants have fastened their seatbelts.
- 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.
Do not touch the accelerator pedal.
A valid passive key must be located inside your vehicle to switch the power on and start your vehicle.
- Press the brake pedal.
- Briefly 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 the engine, do the following:
- Open the floor console storage compartment lid.
- With the buttons facing the rear of your vehicle and the key ring up, place the intelligent access key into the backup slot.
- With the key in this position, press the brake pedal then the power button to switch the ignition on and start your vehicle.
The fast restart feature allows you to restart your vehicle within 10 seconds of switching it off, even if it does not detect a valid passive key.
Within 10 seconds of switching your vehicle off, press the brake pedal and press the push button ignition switch.
After 10 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.
Failure to Start
If you cannot start the engine after three attempts, wait 10 seconds and follow this procedure:
- Press the brake pedal.
- Shift into park (P) or neutral.
- Fully depress the accelerator pedal.
- Keep the accelerator pedal fully pressed and press the push button ignition switch until the engine starts.
Automatic Engine Shutdown
This feature automatically shuts down the engine if it has been idling for an extended period. The ignition also turns off to save battery power.Before the engine 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, the engine shuts down.Another message appears in the information display to inform you that the engine has shut down in order to save fuel.Start your vehicle as you normally do.
Automatic Engine Shutdown Override
You cannot permanently switch off the automatic shutdown.When you temporality switch it off, 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:
- Reset the timer by pressing the brake or accelerator pedal.
- Temporarily switch off the shutdown feature during the current ignition cycle using the information display. See
- Press OK or RESET to temporarily switch the feature off during the current ignition cycle.
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Stationary
- Shift into park (P).
- Press the push button ignition switch.
- Apply the parking brake.
The ignition, all electrical circuits and all warning lamps and indicators will be turned off.
If the engine is idling for 30 minutes, the ignition and engine automatically shuts down.
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Moving
Switching off the engine when your vehicle is still moving results in a significant decrease in braking assistance. Higher effort is required to apply the brakes and to stop your vehicle. A significant decrease in steering assistance could also occur. The steering does not lock, but higher effort could be required to steer your vehicle. When you switch the ignition off, some electrical circuits, for example airbags, also turn off. If you unintentionally switch the ignition off, shift into neutral (N) and restart the engine.|
- Put the transmission into neutral (N) and use the brakes to bring your vehicle to a safe stop.
- When your vehicle has stopped, shift into park (P).
- Press and hold the push button ignition switch until the engine stops, or press it three times within two seconds.
- Apply the parking brake.
Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes
Exhaust leaks may result in entry of harmful and potentially lethal fumes into the passenger compartment. If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have your vehicle inspected immediately. Do not drive if you smell exhaust fumes.|
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.