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IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START

All vehicles:
CAUTION

Seek qualified assistance if the vehicle has been in a recent collision and the engine fails to start when the START/STOP button is pressed. Damage to the vehicle may have occurred.

If the engine fails to start, and a valid smart key is inside the vehicle, a check must be made to determine the cause. To do this:

  1. Switch on the vehicle's ignition. See SWITCHING ON THE IGNITION.

  2. Check the instrument panel for messages and any illuminated warning lamps. Seek qualified assistance, if necessary. See WARNING LAMPS AND INDICATORS and WARNING AND INFORMATION MESSAGES.

  3. Switch off the vehicle's ignition.

Alternatively, if the engine fails to start, the alarm system may need to be reset. To reset the alarm system, lock and unlock the vehicle. See UNLOCKING THE VEHICLE.

If the engine still fails to start, consult a retailer/authorised repairer.

Petrol vehicles only:

If the engine persistently fails to start, carry out the following steps:

  1. Make sure that a valid smart key is inside the vehicle.

  2. Make sure that Park (P) or neutral is selected.

  3. Press and hold the engine START/STOP button until the warning lamps in the instrument panel illuminate.

  4. Automatic transmission: Firmly press the brake pedal.

    Manual transmission: Firmly press the clutch pedal.

  5. Slowly press the accelerator pedal and hold it in the fully pressed position.

  6. Press and release the engine START/STOP button. The engine begins to crank.

  7. Release the accelerator pedal when the engine starts.

Once the engine starts, release the brake pedal (automatic transmission) or clutch pedal (manual transmission), if it is safe to do so.

If the engine still fails to start, consult a retailer/authorised repairer.