In case of emergency
7. After starting your engine, carefully
disconnect the negative cable and
then the positive cable (
8. Replace the vent caps (if so equipped).
Be sure to dispose of the cloth used to
cover the vent holes as it may be
contaminated with corrosive acid.
9. Put the battery cover on.
Do not attempt to start the engine by
Automatic transmission models
cannot be push-started or tow-
started. Attempting to do so may
cause transmission damage.
Three way catalyst equipped
models should not be started by
pushing since the three way cat-
alyst may be damaged.
Never try to start the vehicle by
towing it; when the engine starts,
the forward surge could cause
the vehicle to collide with the
Do not continue to drive if your
vehicle overheats. Doing so could
cause engine damage or a vehicle
To avoid the danger of being
scalded, never remove the radia-
tor cap while the engine is still
hot. When the radiator cap is
removed, pressurized hot water
will spurt out, possibly causing
Do not open the hood if steam is
If your vehicle is overheating (indicated by
an extremely high temperature gauge
reading), or if you feel a lack of engine
power, detect abnormal noise, etc., take
the following steps:
apply the parking brake and push the
park button to shift to the P (Park)
position (Automatic transmission
models). Move the shift lever to the N
(Neutral) position (Manual transmis-
Do not stop the engine.
IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS