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THE EXTERIOR

Make sure the following cautions have been read and fully understood before cleaning the vehicle. Failure to do so could result in damage to the vehicle.

WARNING

Make sure the tail pipe is cool before polishing the tail pipe finishers. Failure to do so may result in personal injury.

CAUTION

To prevent damage to the vehicle when using a detailing service, make sure to advise them of the cleaning instructions contained within the Owner's Handbook.

CAUTION

Never use cleaning products which are not approved for use on vehicles. Using unapproved cleaning products may cause damage to the vehicle.

CAUTION

To avoid damage to the hood, do not lift the wipers when they are in the normal parked position. See WIPERS SERVICE POSITION.

CAUTION

Following cleaning of the vehicle's exterior, it is recommended that the vehicle is taken for a short drive, in order to dry out the brakes. A short drive, in order to dry out the brakes, is especially recommended if a pressure washer is used. Wet brakes may impair the vehicle's ability to safely slow down, which may result in damage to the vehicle.

CAUTION

Some high pressure cleaning systems are sufficiently powerful to penetrate door and window seals, and damage trim and door locks. Never aim the water jet directly at the engine air intake, heater air intakes, radiator cooling fins, body seals, cameras, or at any components which may be damaged.

After washing the vehicle, it is recommended to use a suitable metal polish on stainless steel or chrome finishers to restore the surface appearance.

Do not aim the water jet directly at any rubber gaiters or seals on suspension joints.

Make sure that the water jet nozzle is more than 12 in (300 mm) away from vehicle components.