Driving your vehicle
Starting the engine with a smart
key (if equipped)
1. Carry the smart key or leave it inside
2. Make sure the parking brake is firmly
3. Automatic Transaxle - Place the
transaxle shift lever in P (Park).
Depress the brake pedal fully.
4. Press the ENGINE START/STOP but-
ton while depressing the brake pedal.
5. In extremely cold weather (below
-18°C (0°F)) or after the vehicle has
not been operated for several days, let
the engine warm up without depress-
ing the accelerator.
Whether the engine is cold or warm, it
should be started without depressing the
• Even if the smart key is in the vehicle,
if it is far away from you, the engine
may not start.
• When the ENGINE START/STOP but-
ton is in the ACC position or above, if
any door is opened, the system checks
for the smart key. If the smart key is not
in the vehicle, the warning "Key is not
in vehicle" will illuminate on the LCD
display. And if all doors are closed, the
chime will sound for 5 seconds. The
indicator or warning will turn off while
the vehicle is moving. Always have the
smart key with you.
The engine will start, only when the
smart key is in the vehicle.
Never allow children or any person
who is unfamiliar with the vehicle
touch the ENGINE START/STOP
button or related parts.
If the engine stalls while the vehicle
is in motion, do not attempt to move
the shift lever to the P (Park) posi-
tion. If the traffic and road condi-
tions permit, you may put the shift
lever in the N (Neutral) position
while the vehicle is still moving and
press the ENGINE START/STOP
button in an attempt to restart the