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Suzuki Kizashi (2010 year). Manual - part 9

 

 

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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Continuously Variable Transaxle
(CVT)
WARNING
Always depress the brake pedal
before shifting from
“P” (Park) (or
“N” (Neutral) if the vehicle is station-
(1)
ary) to a forward or reverse gear, to
help prevent the vehicle from moving
unexpectedly when you shift.
The gearshift lever has a lock mechanism
to help prevent accidental shifting. To shift
the gearshift lever:
Shift with the lock button
(1)
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pushed in and the brake pedal
NOTE:
depressed.
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• Always shift the gearshift lever without
Gearshift lever
pushing in the lock button
(1) except
Shift with the lock button
(1)
when you shift from “P” to “R”, from “N”
pushed in.
to “R” or from “R” to “P”. If you always
push in the lock button (1) when shifting
Shift without the lock button (1)
the gearshift lever, you could shift into
pushed in.
“P” or “R” by mistake.
• If driver’s or passenger’s knee hits the
gearshift lever while driving, the lever
could move and the gear could be
changed unexpectedly.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Use the gearshift lever positions as follows:
D (Drive)
Manual mode
Use this position for all normal driving.
The CVT can shift gears automatically.
P (Park)
When using the manual mode, you can
With the gearshift lever in “D” range you
Use this position to lock the transaxle
shift gears in the same manner as conven-
can get an automatic downshift by press-
when the vehicle is parked or when start-
tional manual transaxle.
ing the accelerator pedal. The higher the
ing the engine. Shift into Park only when
To use the manual mode, shift the gearshift
vehicle speed is, the more you need to
the vehicle is completely stationary.
lever from “D” to “M”.
press the accelerator pedal to get a down-
R (Reverse)
shift.
Use this position to reverse the vehicle
M (manual mode)
from stop. Make sure that vehicle is com-
Use this position for driving in the manual
pletely stationary before shifting into
mode.
Reverse.
Refer to “Manual mode” later in this section
for details on how to use the manual mode.
CAUTION
Do not shift the gearshift lever into
CAUTION
“R” while moving forward, or the
Be sure to take the following precau-
transaxle may be damaged. If you
tions to help avoid damage to the
shift into “R” when the vehicle speed
CVT:
is over 6mph (10km/h), the transaxle
Make sure that the vehicle is com-
will not shift into reverse.
pletely stationary before shifting
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into “P” or “R”.
N (Neutral)
Do not shift from “P” or “N” to “R”,
Use this position for starting the engine if
“D” or “M” when the engine is run-
(1)
the engine stalls and you need to restart it
ning above idle speed.
while the vehicle is moving. You may also
Do not rev the engine with the tran-
(2)
shift into Neutral and depress the brake
saxle in a drive position (“R”, “D”
pedal to hold the vehicle stationary during
or “M”) and the front wheels not
idling.
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moving.
Do not use the accelerator to hold
(1) Manual mode indicator
the vehicle on a hill. Use the vehi-
(2) Gear position
cle’s brakes.
The information display shows the manual
mode indicator (1) and the current gear
position (2).
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE:
NOTE:
NOTE:
• The indicated gear position on the infor-
When you change gear, sometimes the
To shift gears continuously, remove your
mation display when you shift from “D” to
transaxle may not shift to the desired gear
hand from the gearshift lever, then shift the
“M” is the gear position that was selected
but a buzzer sounds instead. This is to
lever again. You cannot shift gears continu-
automatically when the gearshift lever
maintain good drivability and to protect the
ously while holding the lever in the “+” or
was in “D”.
transaxle.
-” position.
• You can change to the manual mode
temporarily by pulling the shift paddle (if
Using the gearshift lever
Using the shift paddle (if equipped)
equipped) on the steering wheel toward
you when the gearshift lever is in “D”.
(2)
Shifting in the manual mode
You can shift gears from 1st to 6th depend-
ing on driving speed.
NOTE:
If the CVT fluid becomes hot such as
when driving uphill, the transaxle will
(1)
automatically shift up in order to protect
itself and the engine regardless of your
gear shifting operation.
When the driving speed becomes slow,
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the gear shifts down automatically, and
when the vehicle stops, the gear position
(1) “+” side (shift up)
To shift up, pull the “+” side shift paddle,
will be in
1st gear without shifting the
(2) “-” side (shift down)
located on right side of the steering wheel,
gearshift lever.
toward you. When you remove your finger
If you depress the accelerator pedal a
To shift up, pull the gearshift lever to the “+”
from the switch, the switch will return to the
certain amount, the gear shifts down
side (rearward). When you remove your
original position.
automatically even if the gearshift lever
hand from the gearshift lever, the lever will
is in the manual mode.
return to the “M” position automatically.
To shift down, push the gearshift lever to
the “-” side (forward). When you remove
your hand from the gearshift lever, the
lever will return to the “M” position auto-
matically.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Canceling the manual mode
If You Cannot Shift CVT Gearshift Lever
To cancel the manual mode, shift the gear-
Out of “P” (PARK)
shift lever from “M” to “D”.
Temporary manual mode
Pull the shift paddle (if equipped) toward
(1)
you when driving with the gearshift lever in
the “D” position. The information display
shows the manual mode indicator (1) and
the current gear position (2).
(1)
(2)
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To shift down, pull the “-” side shift paddle,
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located on left side of the steering wheel,
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Vehicles with a CVT have an electrically
toward you. When you remove your finger
(1) Manual mode indicator
operated park-lock feature. If the vehicle’s
from the switch, the switch will return to the
(2) Gear position
battery is discharged, or there is some
original position.
other electrical failure, the CVT cannot be
The temporary manual mode will be can-
shifted out of Park in the normal way. Jump
NOTE:
celed automatically in the following situa-
starting may correct the condition. If not,
• To shift gears continuously, remove your
tions.
follow the procedure described below. This
finger from the shift paddle, then pull the
• When you press and hold the accelera-
procedure will permit changing the tran-
shift paddle again. You cannot shift
tor pedal for a certain period of time with-
saxle out of Park.
gears continuously while holding the
out shifting gears.
shift paddle toward you.
1) Be sure the parking brake is firmly
• When driving speed becomes slow.
• When you pull the both “+” and “-” shift
applied.
paddle simultaneously, the gear may not
2) If the engine is running, stop the
shift.
engine.
3) Remove the cover (1) over the button.
4) With pushing the release button by the
key or the flat end rod, shift the gear-
shift lever to the desired position.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
This procedure is for emergency use only.
Using the 2WD/i-AWD
i-AWD
If repeated use of this procedure is neces-
This mode is for all normal driving.
(intelligent All Wheel Drive)
sary, or the procedure does not work as
In almost all road surface conditions, the
described, take the vehicle to your dealer
Switch (if equipped)
system keeps distributing engine torque to
for repair.
the rear wheels in the most suitable pro-
portion for varying conditions under auto-
matic control.
In the i-AWD mode, the i-AWD controller
monitors the driver’s vehicle control opera-
tions and conditions of the vehicle. Based
on the sensed conditions, the controller
electronically controls the power coupling
so that optimum torque is distributed to the
rear wheels. This function improves driving
stability and driving performance on rough
roads and stabilizes driving performance
even on snow-covered up-hill roads or the
like.
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During constant speed driving, torque dis-
This i-AWD system enables you to select
tribution to the rear wheels is reduced
the driving mode according to driving con-
almost to the front-wheel-drive condition,
ditions by operating the
2WD/i-AWD
thus improving fuel consumption.
switch.
Driving Modes
2WD
If you drive on a dry, paved road, select
this mode to save fuel.
In this mode, the engine torque transmitted
to the rear wheels is limited to the mini-
mum. (As a result, the vehicle runs in a
quasi-front-wheel-drive condition.)
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
2WD/i-AWD Switch Operation
change the ignition mode to “ACC” or
Operate the 2WD/i-AWD switch according
“LOCK” in the “i-AWD” mode may cause
CAUTION
to the appropriate procedure described
a shock, but this is not a system mal-
Note that i-AWD vehicles are not
below:
function.
all-around vehicles. Be sure to
When you operate your vehicle under
How to turn on 2WD/i-AWD switch
observe the following instructions
conditions that involve wheel spin, such
2WD/i-AWD switch will activate when the
when driving your vehicle.
as driving off-road in the sand or water
engine switch is pressed to change the
- Do not drive through water such
or when a wheel has run off the road, the
ignition mode to “ON”.
as by crossing a river.
difference in the amount of revolution
- Do not drive continuously in
From 2WD to i-AWD
between front wheels and rear wheels
places such as sand and mud
Push the 2WD/i-AWD switch in, and the “i-
increases (wheels run idle). If this state
where front wheels tend to race.
AWD” indicator will come on.
continues, the oil temperature of the
- When any wheel is in the air for
driving system parts increases.
such reason as running off the
The “i-AWD” warning light warns of this
road, do not race it needlessly.
condition by blinking. At the same time,
If the “i-AWD” warning light comes
the information display on the instrument
on or blinks when driving, there
cluster shows this message: “AWD SYS-
may be something wrong with the i-
TEM HIGH TEMP AWD IS OFF”.
AWD system. Have the system
inspected by an authorized SUZUKI
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dealer.
From i-AWD to 2WD
The information display shows the
Push the “2WD/i-AWD” switch so that it
“AWD SYSTEM HIGH TEMP AWD IS
releases, and the
“i-AWD” indicator will
OFF” message whenever the “i-
turn off.
AWD” warning light comes on or
blinks.
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NOTE:
• The 2WD/i-AWD switch can be operated
when the vehicle is either stopped or
When the “i-AWD” warning light comes
moving.
on after you have operated your vehicle
• Make sure that the front wheels are in
in the i-AWD mode continuously, park
the straight ahead position when operat-
the vehicle at a safe place and run the
ing the 2WD/i-AWD switch.
engine idle. After some time, the “i-AWD”
• While making turns or accelerating and
indicator light turns on again and the
decelerating, operating the 2WD/i-AWD
driving mode returns to the
“i-AWD”
switch or pressing the engine switch to
mode.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Cruise Control (if equipped)
CAUTION
WARNING
Unevenly worn tires can cause prob-
To help avoid loss of vehicle control,
lems with operation of the
2WD/i-
do not use the cruise control system
AWD switch. Be sure to rotate the
when driving in heavy traffic, on slip-
tires according to the maintenance
pery or winding roads, or on steep
schedule. Refer to “Tires” and “Main-
downgrades.
tenance Schedule” in the “INSPEC-
TION AND MAINTENANCE” section
for proper tire rotation procedures.
(1)
(2)
(3)
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The cruise control system allows you to
maintain a steady speed without keeping
your foot on the accelerator pedal. The
controls for operating the cruise control
system are on the steering wheel.
You can use the cruise control system with
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the following conditions:
(1) “CRUISE” switch
• For manual transaxle vehicle, the gear
(2) “CANCEL” switch
position is in 4th, 5th or 6th.
(3) “RES +/SET -” switch
• For a CVT vehicle, the select lever is in
“D” position or the gear is in 3rd, 4th, 5th
or 6th with the lever in the “M” position.
• The vehicle speed is about 25 mph (40
km/h) or higher.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
To Set Cruising Speed
“SET” indicator light
NOTE:
1) Turn on the cruise control system by
For CVT vehicle, when the cruising speed
pushing the “CRUISE” switch (1). When
is maintained, you cannot decelerate by
the “CRUISE” indicator light comes on,
using the engine brake if you downshift
you can set cruising speed.
from higher gear to
3rd in the manual
2) Accelerate or decelerate to the desired
mode.
speed.
To decelerate while the cruise control is on,
3) Push down the “RES +/SET -” switch
depress the brake pedal or push down the
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(3) and turn on the “SET” indicator light.
“RES +/SET -” switch (3).
Take your foot off the accelerator pedal
When the vehicle’s speed is controlled by
and the set speed will be maintained.
the cruise control system, a “SET” indica-
To Change Cruising Speed
tor light on the instrument cluster will be
Using the accelerator pedal
WARNING
on.
To reset at a faster cruising speed, acceler-
If the cruising speed is set by acci-
ate to the desired speed using the acceler-
To Change Speed Temporarily
dent, you cannot decelerate or could
ator pedal and push down the “RES +/SET
When the cruising speed is maintained,
loose control of the vehicle. This
-” switch (3). The new speed will be main-
you can temporarily accelerate or deceler-
could lead to an accident, resulting in
tained.
ate.
severe injury or death.
To accelerate, depress the accelerator
Using the brake pedal
Turn off the cruise control system
pedal. When you take your foot off the
To reset at a slower cruising speed, decel-
and make sure the “CRUISE” indica-
pedal, your vehicle will return to the set
erate to the desired speed using the brake
tor light is off when the system is not
speed.
pedal and push down the “RES +/SET -”
in use.
switch (3). The new speed will be main-
To decelerate, depress the brake pedal.
tained.
“CRUISE” indicator light
The set speed will be canceled and “SET”
indicator light will go off.
NOTE:
To resume the previously set speed, push
When the brake pedal is depressed, the
up the “RES +/SET -” switch (3) and turn
“SET” indicator light goes off until reset the
on the “SET” indicator light again when
cruising speed.
vehicle speed is above 25 mph (40 km/h).
The vehicle will accelerate to and maintain
Using the cruise control switch
the previously set speed.
To reset at a faster cruising speed, press
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repeatedly or hold push up the “RES +/
When you push the “CRUISE” switch, the
SET -” switch
(3). Vehicle speed will
system is on and a “CRUISE” indicator
light on the instrument cluster will be on.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
steadily increase. When you release the
km/h) when the vehicle is not in the above
Parking Sensors
switch, the new speed will be maintained.
conditions.
(if equipped)
To reset at a slower cruising speed, press
To turn off the cruise control system, push
repeatedly or hold push down the “RES +/
the “CRUISE” switch (1) and make sure
SET -” switch (3) until the vehicle has
the “CRUISE” indicator light is off.
slowed to the desired speed, then release
Also, if the malfunction indicator light in the
the switch. The new speed will be main-
instrument cluster comes on or blinks, the
tained.
cruise control system will be turned off.
(1)
NOTE:
NOTE:
You can adjust the set speed by approxi-
If you turn off the cruise control system, the
mately 1.0 mph (1.6 km/h) by pushing a
previously set speed in the memory is
cruise control switch quickly.
cleared. Reset your cruising speed again.
Cancellation of the Cruise Control
The “SET” indicator light will go off and the
cruise control will be canceled temporarily
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with following procedures:
(1) Symbol representing
an
obstacle
• Push the “CANCEL” switch (2).
detected by parking sensor*
• Depress the brake pedal.
* This symbol represents an obstacle that
• For manual transaxle, depress the clutch
is located to the right rear at the vehicle.
pedal.
• The parking sensor system uses ultra-
• For CVT, downshift from 3rd to 2nd in the
manual mode.
sonic sensors to detect obstacles near
the rear bumper. If obstacles are sensed
• The vehicle speed falls more than about
20 percent from the set speed.
while you are parking or moving the
vehicle slowly, the system warns you by
• Any time the vehicle speed falls below
25 mph (40 km/h).
sounding a buzzer and displaying sym-
bols representing the obstacles on the
• When the vehicle skids and ESP® (if
equipped) is activated.
information display in the instrument
cluster.
To resume the previously set speed, push
• The system emits an ultrasonic wave
up the “RES +/SET -” switch (3) and turn
and the relevant sensor detects the
on the “SET” indicator light. Besides, the
return of the wave reflected by an obsta-
vehicle speed has to be above 25 mph (40
cle. The system measures the time
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
taken by the ultrasonic wave to reach the
Sensor Locations
Approximate Areas Where Obstacles
obstacle and return from it, from which it
Can Be Detected
On rear bumper
determines the obstacle’s position.
• The parking sensor function can be used
when you press the engine switch to
change the ignition mode to “ON”, the
gearshift lever is in the “R” position and
the parking sensor switch is in the ON
position. This function is helpful when
parallel-parking the vehicle, steering the
vehicle into the garage or moving slowly
in a place with obstacles.
WARNING
(2)
(1)
(1)
(2)
The parking sensor warns you of
obstacles with buzzers and by
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showing you the location of the
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An obstacle within about 20 cm (8 in)
obstacles on the information dis-
(1) Rear center sensors (2 places)
play. However, you must still pay
from a sensor or just below a sensor is
(2) Rear corner sensors (2 places)
not detectable.
full attention yourself while driving.
The sensors can detect obstacles
The sensors can detect an obstacle up
CAUTION
to about 1.5 m (5 ft) from the rear of
only within a limited area and only
when the vehicle is moving within a
Avoid hitting the sensor areas or
vehicle.
limited speed range. So, in tricky
directing the nozzle of a high-pres-
areas, you must move the vehicle
sure car washer onto the sensor
slowly while checking around it
areas. Otherwise, the sensors may be
using your direct vision or rearview
damaged.
mirrors. There is increased risk of
NOTE:
an accident if you control the vehi-
• If the bumper hits a hard object, the sen-
cle relying only on the parking sen-
sors on it may not work properly. If this
sor.
occurs, have the sensors inspected by
an authorized SUZUKI dealer.
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• The system may calculate the distance
CAUTION
CAUTION
to a road sign or similar obstacle to be
shorter than the actual distance.
Under the following conditions, the
(Continued)
Certification (Canada only)
parking sensor system may not
- Sensors have intercepted ultra-
This ISM device complies with Canadian
work normally because the sensors
sonic noise from another vehi-
ICES*-001
cannot detect obstacles correctly.
cle’s horn, engine, air braking
- Sensors are covered with mud,
system (large vehicles), or park-
* Interference-Causing
Equipment
Stan-
ice or other materials.
(Such
ing sensor.
dards
materials must be removed for
- Obstacles are too close to the
normal operation.)
sensors.
- Sensors are wet from water
- Sensors are at an angle to a
splashes or heavy rain.
highly reflective object such as
- Sensors are covered by a hand,
glass. (Ultrasonic waves are not
sticker, accessory, etc.
reflected back from the obstacle.)
- There is an accessory or other
Sensors may not be able to cor-
object attached within the sen-
rectly detect the following types of
sor’s sensing area.
obstacles:
- Items such as tow hooks, a back-
- Objects made of a thin material
lit license plate, commercially
like wire netting and ropes
available corner poles, radio
- Square-shaped curbstones or
antenna, etc. are installed on the
other objects with sharp edges
bumper.
- Tall objects with a large upper
- The height of the bumper is
part like a road sign
changed due to alteration to the
- Low-profile objects such as curb-
suspension or other causes.
stones
- The sensor areas are extremely
- Sound-absorbing objects such
hot from direct sunlight or cold
as cotton and snow
due to freezing weather.
NOTE:
- The vehicle is on a rough sur-
• Thin poles or obstacles lower than the
face, slope, gravel road or grass
sensors may become undetectable as
field.
the vehicle moves closer to them even if
- The vehicle is at a steep angle.
they have been detected from longer dis-
(Continued)
tances.
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How to Use the Parking Sensor
Obstacle Indication by Parking Sen-
Parking Sensor Switch
Switch
sor
posi-
State
tion
ON
(1)
• The indicator lights up and
(2)
when all necessary condi-
tions are met, system
becomes ready for opera-
tion.
OFF
• The system does not
operate. Place the switch
(2)
(1)
(2)
in this position if you do
not wish to use the park-
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ing sensor.
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(1) Parking sensor switch
(1) Obstacle detected by rear center sen-
NOTE:
(2) Indicator
sors
If you push the parking sensor switch from
(2) Obstacle detected by rear corner sen-
When you push the parking
sensor
the OFF to ON position when the ignition
sors
switch with the engine switch in the “ON”
mode has been changed to “ON” by press-
mode, the switch releases to the ON
ing the engine switch, the inside buzzer
Upon detecting an obstacle, the parking
position and the indicator in the switch
sounds once.
sensor causes an interior buzzer to sound
comes on. If you then place the gearshift
and a symbol representing the obstacle
lever in the “R” position, the parking sen-
appears an the information display in the
sor system is activated.
instrument cluster.
Push the switch again and it stays in; this
• A different symbol is displayed depend-
is the OFF position. The indicator in the
ing on the direction and distance of the
switch goes out and the parking sensor
obstacle.
is deactivated.
• A buzzer located behind the rear seat
sounds when a sensor at the rear
detects an obstacle.
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• Warnings when obstacles are detected
Warnings when obstacles are detected
Warning and Indicator Messages
by corner sensors
by center sensors
If there is a problem or warning regarding
the parking sensor system, a message is
Distance
Distance
displayed on the information display in the
Buzzer
Symbol
Buzzer
Symbol
instrument cluster, and a symbol flashes
(approx.)
(approx.)
and the buzzer sounds. If a message is
displayed, follow its instruction.
37.5 - 60 cm
Short beeps at
Three
60 - 150 cm
Short beeps at
(15 - 24 in)
short intervals
lines
(24 - 59 in)
long intervals
Probable
Three
Message
Symbol
Buzzer
cause and
Short beeps at
lines
remedy
25 - 37.5 cm
45 - 60 cm
Short beeps at
very short
Two lines
(10 - 25 in)
(18 - 24 in)
short intervals
Two
Series
There may
intervals
flashing
of dou-
be prob-
lines in a
ble
lem with
Less than
Short beeps at
Continuous
35 - 45 cm
25 cm
One line
very short
Two lines
sensor
beeps
the park-
beep
(14 - 18 in)
location.
ing sensor
(10 in)
intervals
system.
Less than
Have your
Continuous
35 cm
One line
vehicle
beep
(14 in)
inspected
by an
NOTE:
authorized
• Symbols are displayed with a short delay
SUZUKI
after the detection of obstacles.
dealer.
• If the system detects multiple obstacles
One
Series
The indi-
simultaneously, the display shows all of
flashing
of sin-
cated sen-
their positions using the corresponding
line in a
gle
sor is
symbols. However, the buzzers will
sensor
beeps
contami-
sound only for the nearest obstacles.
location.
nated.
Wipe it
clean with
a soft
cloth.
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Braking
WARNING
WARNING
If water gets into the brake drums,
Even without reserve power in the
brake performance may become poor
brake system, you can still stop the
and unpredictable.
vehicle by pressing the brake pedal
After driving through water or wash-
harder than normally required. How-
ing the underside of the vehicle, test
ever, the stopping distance may be
the brakes while driving at a slow
longer.
speed to see if they have maintained
their normal effectiveness. If the
Brake Assist System
brakes are less effective than normal,
When you slam the brakes on, the brake
dry them by repeatedly applying the
assist system judges as an emergency
brakes while driving slowly until the
stop and provides more powerful braking
brakes have regained their normal
for a driver who cannot hold down the
effectiveness.
brake pedal firmly.
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The distance needed to bring any vehicle
Power-Assisted Brakes
NOTE:
to a halt increases with the speed of the
Your vehicle has power-assisted brakes. If
If you quickly and forcefully depress the
vehicle. The braking distance needed, for
power assistance is lost due to a stalled
brakes, you may hear a clicking sound in
example, at
60 km/h (37 mph) will be
engine or other failures, the system is still
the brake pedal. This is normal and indi-
approximately
4 times greater than the
fully operational on reserve power and you
cates that the brake assist system is acti-
braking distance needed at 30 km/h (19
can bring the vehicle to a complete stop by
vated properly.
mph). Start to brake the vehicle when there
pressing the brake pedal once and holding
is plenty of distance between your vehicle
it down. The reserve power is partly used
and the stopping point, and slow down
up when you depress the brake pedal and
gradually.
reduces each time the pedal is pressed.
Apply smooth and even pressure to the
pedal. Do not pump the pedal.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
(if equipped)
WARNING
ABS will help you avoid skidding by elec-
On some types of loose surfaces
tronically controlling braking pressure. It
(such as gravel, snow-covered
will also help you maintain steering control
roads, etc.), the stopping distance
when braking on slippery surfaces or when
required for an ABS-equipped vehi-
braking hard.
cle may be slightly greater than for
The ABS works automatically, so you do
a comparable vehicle with a con-
not need any special braking technique.
ventional brake system. With a
(1)
(2)
Just push the brake pedal down without
conventional brake system, skid-
pumping. The ABS will operate whenever it
ding tires are able to “plow” the
senses that the wheels are locking up.
gravel or snow layer, shortening
the stopping distance. ABS mini-
You may feel the brake pedal pulsate while
mizes this resistance effect. Allow
the ABS is operating.
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for extra stopping distance when
(1) ABS warning light
driving on loose surfaces.
NOTE:
(2) Brake system warning light
On regular paved roads, some driv-
The ABS will not work if vehicle speed is
ers may be able to obtain slightly
under about 10 km/h (6 mph).
shorter stopping distances with
conventional brake systems than
with ABS.
In both of the above conditions,
ABS will still offer the advantage of
helping you maintain directional
control. However, remember that
ABS will not compensate for bad
road or weather conditions or poor
driver judgment. Use good judg-
ment and do not drive faster than
conditions will safely allow.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
How the ABS Works
WARNING
WARNING
A computer continuously monitors wheel
speed. The computer compares the
If the ABS warning light (1) on the
If the ABS warning light (1) and the
changes in wheel speed when braking. If
instrument panel comes on and stays
Brake system warning light (2) on the
the wheels slow suddenly, indicating a
on while driving, there may be a prob-
instrument panel simultaneously stay
skidding situation, the computer will
lem with the ABS system.
on or come on when driving, both
change braking pressure several times
If this happens:
anti-lock function and rear brake
each second to prevent the wheels from
1) Pull off the road and stop care-
force control function (proportioning
locking. When you start your vehicle or
fully.
valve function) of the ABS system
when you accelerate after a hard stop, you
2) Press the engine switch to change
may have failed. This could cause the
may hear a momentary motor or clicking
the ignition mode to
“LOCK”
rear wheels to skid or the vehicle to
noise as the system resets or checks itself.
(OFF) and then start the engine
spin during braking on a slippery
again.
road or hard braking on a dry paved
WARNING
If the warning light comes on briefly
road. If both warning lights come on,
then turns off, the system is normal.
drive carefully, avoiding hard braking
The ABS may not work properly if
If the warning light still stays on,
as much as possible, and ask your
tires or wheels other than those
have the system inspected by your
SUZUKI dealer to inspect the ABS
specified in the owner’s manual are
SUZUKI dealer immediately. If the
system immediately.
used. This is because the ABS works
ABS system becomes inoperative,
by comparing changes in wheel
the brake system will function as an
speed. When replacing tires or
ordinary brake system that has no
wheels, use only the size and type
ABS.
specified in this owner’s manual.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Electronic Stability Program
The ESP® has the following three systems:
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
ABS will help you avoid skidding by elec-
(ESP®) (if equipped)
Stability Control System
tronically controlling braking pressure. It
ESP® is a registered trademark of Daimler
The vehicle stability control system helps
will also help you maintain steering control
AG.
provide integrated control of systems such
when braking on slippery surfaces or when
as anti-lock brakes, traction control, engine
braking hard. The ABS works automati-
The Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
control, etc. This system automatically
cally, so you do not have to use any special
helps to control the vehicle during corner-
controls the brakes and engine to help pre-
braking technique. Just push the brake
ing if front wheels or rear wheels skid. It
vent the vehicle from skidding when cor-
pedal down without pumping. The ABS will
also assists you in maintaining traction
nering on a slippery road surface or when
operate whenever it senses that wheels
while accelerating on loose or slippery
turning the steering wheel abruptly.
are locking up. You may feel the brake
road surfaces. It does this by regulating the
pedal pulsate while the ABS is operating.
engine’s output, and by selectively apply-
Traction Control System
(For more information on ABS, see “Brak-
ing the brakes. In addition, ESP® helps to
The traction control system automatically
ing” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE”
avoid skidding by controlling braking pres-
helps prevent the spinning of wheels when
section.)
sure.
the vehicle is started or accelerated on
slippery road surfaces. The system oper-
NOTE:
WARNING
ates only if it senses that some of the
If the ABS system is activated, you may
wheels are spinning or beginning to lose
hear a clunking noise and/or feel pulsating
The ESP® cannot enhance the vehi-
traction. When this happens, the system
in the brake pedal. This is normal and indi-
cle’s driving stability in all situations
operates the front or rear brakes and
cates that the brake fluid pressure is being
and does not control your vehicle’s
reduces engine power to limit wheel spin.
controlled properly.
entire braking system. The ESP® can-
not prevent accidents, including
NOTE:
those resulting from excessive speed
You may hear a clicking sound in the
in turns, or hydroplaning. Only a safe
engine compartment for a few seconds
and attentive driver can prevent acci-
when you start the engine or just after the
dents. The capabilities of an ESP®-
vehicle begins to move. This means that
equipped vehicle must never be used
the above systems are in the self-check
as a substitute for careful driving.
mode. This sound does not indicate a mal-
function.
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