Move the shift lever to P (Park) or N (Neutral). The engine will not start in any other position. To restart the engine when the vehicle is already moving, use N (Neutral) only.
Do not try to shift to P (Park) if the vehicle is moving. If you do, you could damage the transmission.
Shift to P (Park) only when the vehicle is stopped.
The shift lever should be in Neutral and the parking brake engaged.
Hold the clutch pedal to the floor and start the engine. The vehicle will not start if the clutch pedal is not all the way down.
When the engine cranks, let go of the key. The idle speed will go down as the engine gets warm.
The vehicle has a Computer-Controlled Cranking System. It assists in starting the engine and protects components. If the ignition key is turned to START and then released when the engine begins cranking, the engine will continue cranking for a few seconds or until the engine starts. If the engine does not start and the key is held in START, cranking will be stopped after 15 seconds to prevent damage. To prevent gear damage, cranking is not allowed if the engine is running. Engine cranking can be stopped by turning the ignition key to ACC/ ACCESSORY or LOCK/OFF.
Holding the key in START for longer than 15 seconds at a time will cause the battery to be drained much sooner. And the excessive heat can damage the starter motor. Wait about 15 seconds between each try to help avoid draining the battery or damaging the starter.
Wait about 15 seconds between each try.
When the engine has run about 10 seconds to warm up, the vehicle is ready to be driven. Do not run the engine at high speed when it is cold.
If the weather is below freezing (0°C or 32°F), let the engine run for a few minutes to warm up.
This clears the extra gasoline from the engine.
If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Any resulting damage would not be covered by the vehicle warranty.
See Add-On Electrical Equipment on page 9-39.
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Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
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