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 by itself, have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
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 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).
Starting Your Vehicle
Note:   Do not touch the accelerator pedal.
  1. Press the brake pedal.
  1. Press the push button ignition switch.
Failure to Start
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:
  1. Remove the key blade from the transmitter.
Missing Image
  1. Open the floor console storage compartment lid.
  1. Insert the passive key into the backup slot.
  1. Press the push button ignition switch.
If the engine does not start after three attempts, wait ten seconds and follow the flooded engine procedure.
  1. Apply the parking brake.
  1. Press the brake pedal.
  1. Shift into park (P).
  1. Fully press the accelerator pedal.
  1. Briefly press the push button ignition switch.
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. After 20 seconds, you can no longer start your vehicle if it does not detect a valid passive key.
Automatic Engine Shutdown
 For vehicles with a keyless ignition, this automatically shuts down your vehicle if it has been idling for an extended period. The ignition also turns off to save battery power. Before your vehicle shuts down, a message appears in the information display showing a timer counting down. 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 normal.
Automatic Engine Shutdown Override
Note:   You cannot permanently switch off the automatic shutdown.The system defaults to normal mode when you start your vehicle.
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:
  • Interacting with your vehicle, for example pressing the brake or accelerator pedal.
  • Disabling the shutdown using the information display.   See   Information Displays
  • Pressing the OK or RESET button during the 30-second countdown.
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Stationary
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 shuts down.
  1. Apply the parking brake.
  1. Shift into park (P).
  1. Briefly press the push button ignition switch.
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Moving
WARNING   WARNING:  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.

  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. Apply the parking brake.
  1. Press and hold the push button ignition switch until the engine stops, or press it three times within two seconds.
Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes
WARNING   WARNING:  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.