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Make sure the relevant safety warnings and cautions have been read and understood before starting the vehicle. See STARTING SAFETY.

To start the engine:

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

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

  3. Automatic transmission: Press the brake pedal firmly.

    Manual transmission: Press the clutch pedal firmly.

  4. Press and release the engine START/STOP button. See DRIVER CONTROLS.


For vehicles with a diesel engine, the delay period before cranking begins is longer in low ambient temperatures. The extended delay period is due to extended glow plug operation. During this extended delay period, the brake pedal (automatic transmission) or clutch pedal (manual transmission) must remain firmly pressed.

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


Petrol engines only: When starting the engine, the idle speed may rise. The rise in idle speed helps the engine reach its optimum operating temperature quickly, improving fuel efficiency.


If the vehicle is left in a driveable condition with the engine running, the driver exit feature does not prevent the vehicle from moving. Always make sure the vehicle is not left in a driveable condition, as serious injury or death may occur. See DRIVER EXIT.


For vehicles with a diesel engine, a different starting procedure may be required if the vehicle has ran out of fuel. See DIESEL ENGINES.