Starting and driving
4. Push the ignition switch while depres-
sing the brake pedal within 10 seconds
after the chime sounds. The engine will
After step 3 is performed, when the
ignition switch is pushed without depres-
sing the brake pedal, the ignition switch
position will change to ACC.
. When the ignition switch is pushed to
the ACC or ON position or the engine is
started by the above procedures, the
Intelligent Key battery discharge indi-
cator appears on the dot matrix liquid
crystal display even if the Intelligent
Key is inside the vehicle. This is not a
malfunction. To turn off the Intelligent
Key battery discharge indicator, touch
the ignition switch with the Intelligent
. If the Intelligent Key battery discharge
indicator appears, replace the battery
as soon as possible. (See
“8. Maintenance and do-it-your-
. Make sure the area around the vehicle
. Check fluid levels such as engine oil,
coolant, brake fluid and window
washer fluid as frequently as possible,
or at least whenever you refuel.
. Check that all windows and lights are
. Visually inspect tires for their appear-
ance and condition. Also check tires for
. Lock all doors.
. Position seat and adjust head re-
. Adjust inside and outside mirrors.
. Fasten seat belts and ask all passen-
gers to do likewise.
. Check the operation of warning lights
when the ignition switch is pushed to
the ON position. (See
tor lights and audible reminders
” in the
“2. Instruments and controls” section.)
1. Apply the parking brake.
2. Move the selector lever to the P (Park)
or N (Neutral) position. (P is recom-
The starter is designed not to operate
unless the selector lever is in either of
the above positions.
3. Push the ignition switch to the ON
position. Depress the brake pedal and
push the ignition switch to start the
To start the engine immediately, push
and release the ignition switch while
depressing the brake pedal with the
ignition switch in any position.
If the engine is very hard to start in
extremely cold weather or when
restarting, depress the accelerator
pedal a little (approximately 1/3 to
the floor) and while holding, crank
the engine. Release the accelerator
pedal when the engine starts.
If the engine is very hard to start
because it is flooded, depress the
accelerator pedal all the way to the
floor and hold it. Push the ignition
switch to the ON position to start
cranking the engine. After 5 or 6
seconds, stop cranking by pushing
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
STARTING THE ENGINE