Starting the Engine

Models with keyless access system
  1. Make sure the parking brake is applied.
  1. Check that the shift lever is in N. Then depress the brake pedal with your right foot, and the clutch pedal with your left foot.
    • The clutch pedal must be fully depressed to start the engine.
  1. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button without depressing the accelerator pedal.
Keep your foot firmly on the brake pedal when starting the engine.

The engine is harder to start in cold weather and in thinner air found at altitudes above 2,400 metres.

When starting the engine in cold weather, turn off all electrical accessories such as the lights, climate control system, and rear demister in order to reduce battery drain.

If the exhaust system sounds abnormal or you can smell exhaust gas inside the vehicle, have your vehicle checked by a dealer. There may be a problem with the engine or exhaust system.

The immobilizer system protects your vehicle from theft. If an improperly coded device is used, the engine's fuel system is disabled.

Bring the keyless remote close to the ENGINE START/STOP button if the battery in the keyless remote is weak.

The engine may not start if the keyless remote is subjected to strong radio waves.

Do not hold the ENGINE START/STOP button to start the engine.

If the engine does not start, wait at least 30 seconds before trying again.

Stopping the Engine

You can turn the engine off when the vehicle is completely stopped.
Idle the engine for 10 seconds before turning off the engine.