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The knee airbags are under or within the
instrument panel. During a crash, the
restraints control module may activate the
driver and passenger knee airbags based
on crash severity and occupant conditions.
Under certain crash and occupant
conditions, the driver and passenger knee
airbag may deploy, but the driver front
airbag may not activate. As with front and
side airbags, it is important to be properly
seated and restrained to reduce the risk of
death or serious injury.
Make sure the knee airbags are
operating properly. See Crash
Sensors and Airbag Indicator
CRASH SENSORS AND
AIRBAG INDICATOR WARNING
Modifying or adding equipment to
the front end of your vehicle
(including hood, bumper system,
frame, front end body structure, tow hooks
and hood pins) may affect the
performance of the airbag system,
increasing the risk of injury. Do not modify
or add equipment to the front end of your
vehicle. Your vehicle has a collection of crash and
occupant sensors which provide
information to the restraints control
module. The restraints control module
deploys (activates) the front seatbelt
pretensioners, driver airbag, passenger
airbag, knee airbag(s) and side airbags.
Based on the type of crash, the restraints
control module deploys the appropriate
safety devices. The restraints control module monitors
the readiness of the safety devices and the
crash and occupant sensors. The readiness
of the safety system is indicated by a
warning indicator light in the instrument
cluster or by a backup tone if the warning
light is not working. Routine maintenance
of the airbag is not required.
A difficulty with the system is indicated by
one or more of the following:
The readiness light does not
illuminate immediately after you
switch the ignition on.
• The readiness light either flashes or
• The system has five tones that repeat
periodically until the problem, the light
or both are repaired.
If you experience any of these events, even
intermittently, have a qualified technician
service the supplemental restraint system
immediately. If it is not serviced, the
system may not function properly in a
The design of the seatbelt pretensioners
and the front airbag supplemental restraint
system is to activate when the vehicle
sustains frontal deceleration sufficient to
cause the restraints control module to
deploy a safety device.
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If the seatbelt pretensioners or front
airbags do not activate for both front seat
occupants in a crash, it does not mean that
something is wrong with the system.
Rather, it means the restraints control
module determined the accident
conditions (crash severity, belt usage)
were not appropriate to activate these
The design of the front airbags is to
activate only in frontal and near-frontal
crashes (not rollovers, side impacts or
rear impacts unless the crash causes
sufficient frontal deceleration).
• The design of the seatbelt
pretensioners is to activate in frontal,
near-frontal and side crashes and
• The knee airbag(s) may deploy based
on crash severity and occupant
• The design of the side airbags is to
inflate in certain side crashes. Side
airbags may activate in other types of
crashes if the vehicle experiences
sufficient sideways motion or
Contact your authorized dealer as soon as
possible. Airbags must be disposed of by
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GENERAL INFORMATION ON
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules and with Industry Canada
license-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) This device
must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause
Changes or modifications not
expressively approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the
user's authority to operate the equipment.
The term IC before the radio certification
number only signifies that Industry Canada
technical specifications were met.
The typical operating range for your
transmitter is approximately
33 ft (10 m).
One of the following could cause a
decrease in operating range:
• weather conditions
• nearby radio towers
• structures around the vehicle
• other vehicles parked next to your
Other short-distance radio transmitters,
such as amateur radios, medical
equipment, wireless headphones, remote
controls and alarm systems may operate
on the same frequency as your remote
control. If other transmitters are operating
on those frequencies, you may not be able
to use your remote control. Using your
remote control near some types of
electronic equipment, such as USB devices,
computers or cell phones can interfere with
remote operation. Operating your remote
control near metal or metallic-finished
purses, bags or clothing can interfere with
remote operation. Note:
Make sure to lock your vehicle before
leaving it unattended.
Note: If you are in range, the remote control
will operate if you press any button
The system uses a radio frequency signal
to communicate with your vehicle and
authorize your vehicle to unlock when one
of the following conditions are met:
• You push the exterior door release
3 ft (1 m) proximity of an
intelligent access key.
• You press a button on the transmitter.
If excessive radio frequency interference
is present in the area or if the transmitter
battery is low, you may need to
mechanically unlock your door. You can
use the mechanical key blade in your
intelligent access key to open the engine
cover to access a pull strap to manually
unlock the driver door in this situation. See
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Intelligent Access Key
Your intelligent access keys operate the
power locks. The key must be in your
vehicle to activate the push-button start
Removable Key Blade
The intelligent access key also contains a
removable mechanical key blade that you
can use to unlock the rear hatch and
release the driver door. Slide the release on the back of the remote
control and pivot the cover off to access
the key blade.
Your vehicle ’s backup keys came with
a security tag that provides important
vehicle key cut information. Keep the tag in
a safe place for future reference.
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The competition series intelligent access
key does not have a hatch release button
or a removable key. In addition to the
competition series intelligent access key,
a provided separate key unlocks the
competition series hatch.
Using the Key Blade
A manual driver door release is located in
the engine compartment.
To access the door release:
1. Open the rear hatch using the key
The lock cylinder on competition
models is on the top of the hatch. Use the
competition key to open the competition
series hatch. 2.
Pull the release located on the left side
of the storage box under the rear hatch.
Replacing the Battery
Note: Refer to local regulations when
disposing of transmitter batteries.
Note: Do not wipe off any grease on the
battery terminals or on the back surface of
the circuit board.
Note: Replacing the battery will not delete
the transmitter from the vehicle. The
transmitter should operate normally.
A message will appear in the information
display when the remote control battery
is low. See Information Messages (page
Intelligent Access Transmitter
The remote control uses one coin-type
three-volt lithium battery CR2032 or
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1. Push the release button and pull the
key blade out. 2. Twist a thin coin under the tab hidden
behind the key blade head to remove
the battery cover.
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3. Insert a suitable tool, for example a
screwdriver, in the position shown and
carefully remove the battery.
4. Install a new battery with the + facing
5. Reinstall the battery cover and the key
Car Finder Press the button twice within
three seconds. The horn sounds
and the turn signals flash. We
recommend you use this method to locate
your vehicle, rather than using the panic
Sounding a Panic Alarm
Note: The panic alarm will only operate
when the ignition is off. Press the button to activate the
alarm. Press the button again or
switch the ignition on to
deactivate. REPLACING A LOST KEY OR
Replacement keys or remote controls can
be purchased from an authorized dealer.
Authorized dealers can program remote
controls for your vehicle. See
Anti-Theft System (page 49).
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LOCKING AND UNLOCKING
You can use the power door lock control
or the remote control to lock and unlock
Power Door Locks
The power door lock control is on the driver
and front passenger door panels.
Door Lock Indicator
An LED in the door lock switch lights when
you lock the door. It remains lit for up to 10
minutes after you switch off the ignition.
You can use the remote control at any
Unlocking the Doors (Two-Stage
Unlock) Press the button to unlock the
Press the button again within
three seconds to unlock all doors. The
directional indicators flash. Press and hold both the lock and unlock
buttons on the remote control for three
seconds to change between driver-door
or all-door unlock mode. The direction
indicators flash twice to indicate a change
to the unlocking mode. Driver-door unlock
mode only unlocks the driver door when
you press the unlock button once. All-door
unlock mode unlocks all doors with one
press of the unlock button. The unlocking
mode applies to the remote control and
intelligent access. You can also change the
mode in the information display. See
General Information (page 68).
Locking the Doors Press the button to lock all the
doors. The direction indicators
flash. Press the button again
within three seconds to confirm that all
the doors are closed and locked. The doors
lock again, the horn sounds and the
direction indicators flash if all the doors
are closed and locked.
If any door or engine compartment is open,
or if the hood is open, the horn sounds
twice and the directional indicators do not
Activating Intelligent Access
You must have the intelligent access key
3 ft (1 m) of your vehicle.
At a Door
Push the door release panel to unlock and
release the door. Move your fingers behind
the edge of the door to lift the door open.
Note: Doors open upward and outward.
Make sure there is enough room to open the
door both upward and outward.
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Touch and hold the rear quarter window
to lock the door. An indicator behind the
quarter window shows if your vehicle is
locked or unlocked. There is a brief delay
before you can unlock your vehicle again.
Smart Unlocks for Intelligent
This feature helps to prevent you from
locking your intelligent access key inside
’s passenger compartment.
If you attempt to lock your vehicle with the
intelligent access key inside, all of the
doors immediately unlock and a tone
sounds, indicating that a key is inside. The
system searches for an intelligent access
key inside the vehicle after you lock the
door, the transmission is in park (P) and
the ignition is off.
You can override the smart unlock feature
and intentionally lock the intelligent access
key inside your vehicle.
To do this, lock your vehicle after you have
closed all the doors by:
• Pressing the lock button on another
intelligent access key.
• Touching the locking area on the door
panel with another intelligent access
key in your hand. When you open one of the front doors and
lock your vehicle using the power door lock
control, all doors lock then unlock if:
The ignition is on.
• The ignition is off and your vehicle is
not in park (P).
Autolock (If Equipped)
Autolock locks all the doors when:
• All doors are closed.
• The ignition is on.
• You shift into any gear putting your
vehicle in motion.
• Your vehicle reaches a speed greater
12 mph (20 km/h).
Autolock repeats when:
• You open then close any door while the
ignition is on and your vehicle speed is
9 mph (15 km/h)
• Your vehicle reaches a speed greater
12 mph (20 km/h).
Autounlock unlocks all the doors when:
• Your vehicle has been moving at a
speed greater than 12 mph (20 km/h).
• All doors are closed.
• The ignition is on.
• The vehicle comes to a stop and you
switch the ignition off or to the
• You open the driver door within 10
minutes of switching the ignition off or
Note: The doors will not autounlock if you
electronically lock your vehicle after you
switch the ignition off and before you open
the driver door.
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Enabling or Disabling Autolock and
You can switch autounlock and
autolock on or off independently of each
Autolock is not configurable in all markets.
If the autolock settings are not available
in your information display, then the
system is not configurable. See General
Information (page 68).
The interior lamp illuminates when you
unlock the doors with the remote entry
The illuminated entry system turns off the
• The ignition is on.
• You press the remote control lock
• After 25 seconds of illumination.
The light does not turn off if:
• You switch them on with the lamp
• Any door is open.
The interior lamp illuminates when all
doors are closed and you switch the
The lamp turns off if all the doors remain
• 25 seconds elapse.
• You press the push button ignition
If you leave on the courtesy lamps, dome
lamps or headlamps, the battery saver
turns them off 10 minutes after you switch
the ignition off. Accessory Mode Battery Saver for
Intelligent Access Keys
If you leave your vehicle switched on, it
shuts off when it detects a certain amount
of battery drain, or after 45 minutes.
OPENING THE DOORS
While your vehicle is in motion, the
door release buttons will only function if you
press the button three times in two seconds.
Opening the Doors from Inside Press the door release button
located on the arm rest to
release the door. Push the door
out and up to open the door. The hydraulic
lift cylinder assists in the door movement
once you start to open the door.
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