Using Automatic Climate Control

The automatic climate control system maintains the interior temperature you select. The system also selects the proper mix of heated* or cooled air that raises or lowers the interior temperature to your preference as quickly as possible.

Use the system when the engine is running.

  1. Select the AUTO icon.
  2. Adjust the interior temperature using the temperature control icons.
  3. Select the icon to cancel.
If any icons are selected while using the climate control system in auto, the function of the icon that was selected will take priority.
The AUTO indicator will go off, but functions unrelated to the icon that was selected will be controlled automatically.

To prevent cold air from blowing in from outside, the fan may not start immediately when the AUTO icon is selected.

If the interior is very warm, you can cool it down more rapidly by partially opening the windows, turning the system on auto, and setting the temperature to low. Change the fresh mode to recirculation mode until the temperature cools down.

When you set the temperature to the lower or upper limit, Lo or Hi is displayed.

You can raise or lower the temperature or fan speed setting flicking either control icon.

Selecting the icon switches the climate control system between on and off. When turned on, the system returns to your last selection.

If you touch any other icons during this procedure, the setting may fail. In this case, once you turn the ignition switch to LOCK 0*1, then follow this procedure again.

Switching between the recirculation and fresh air modes

Select the or icon to switch the mode depending on environmental conditions. Recirculation mode (indicator on): Recirculates air from the vehicle's interior through the system. Fresh air mode (indicator on): Maintains outside ventilation. Keep the system in fresh air mode in normal situations.

Defrosting the Windscreen and Windows

Select the icon to turn the air conditioning system on.Select to switch the system to fresh air mode.

Select the icon again to turn off, the system returns to the previous settings.
For your safety, make sure you have a clear view through all the windows before driving.

Do not set the temperature near the upper or lower limit.
When cold air hits the windscreen, the outside of the windscreen may fog up.

If the side windows fog up, adjust the vents so that the air hits the side windows.

To rapidly defrost the windows

  1. Select the icon.
  2. Select the icon.
After defrosting the windows, switch over to fresh air mode. If you keep the system in recirculation mode, the windows may fog up from humidity. This impedes visibility.

Turning On and Off the Touch Screen Beep

You hear the beep when operating the climate control system on the touch screen. This can be turned on and off.

To turn off the beep:
  1. Turn the ignition switch to ON II*1.
  2. Touch the of the temperature control icon five times while pressing and holding the .
  3. Release the , after -- blinks five times and OF is displayed.
To turn on the beep:
  1. Turn the ignition switch to ON II*1.
  2. Touch the of the temperature control icon five times while pressing and holding the .
  3. Release the , after OF blinks five times and -- is displayed.

*1:Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.

* Not available on all models