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.
  • Move the transmission selector lever to position P.
  • Turn the ignition key to position II. If your vehicle is equipped with a keyless ignition, see the following instructions.
Vehicles with an Ignition Key
Note:   Do not touch the accelerator pedal.
  1. Fully press the brake pedal.
  1. Turn the key to position III 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.
Vehicles with Keyless Start
Note:   Do not touch the accelerator pedal.
  1. Fully press the brake pedal.
  1. 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 the engine, do the following:
3-button remote
3-Button Remote - Keyless Start
5-button remote
Key in Ignition Switch
  1. Hold the key next to the symbol on the steering column.
  1. With the key in this position, you can use the start button to switch the ignition on and start your vehicle.
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 off, press the brake pedal and press the button. After 20 seconds have expired, you can no longer restart 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 restart the engine if the system does not detect a valid 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 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
Vehicles with an Ignition Key
  1. Move the transmission selector lever to position P.
  1. Turn the key to position 0.
  1. Apply the parking brake.
Vehicles with Keyless Start
  1. Move the transmission selector lever to position P.
  1. Press the button once.
  1. Apply the parking brake.
Note:   This switches off the ignition, all electrical circuits, warning lamps and indicators.
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Moving
WARNING   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, warning lamps and indicators may also be off.

Vehicles with an Ignition Key
  1. Move the transmission selector lever to position N and use the brakes to bring your vehicle to a safe stop.
  1. When your vehicle has stopped, move the transmission selector lever to position P and turn the key to position 0.
  1. Apply the parking brake.
Vehicles with Keyless Start
  1. Move the transmission selector lever to position N and use the brakes to bring your vehicle to a safe stop.
  1. When your vehicle has stopped, move the transmission selector lever to position P.
  1. Press and hold the button for one second, or press it three times within two seconds.
  1. Apply the parking brake.
Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes
WARNING   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 the 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.