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The ABS may not function correctly if you use an incorrect tire type and\
Brake Assist System
During hard or emergency braking, the system increases braking force. The brake
pedal may move slightly or make a noise; this is normal. Continue to hol\
d the brake
pedal firmly down.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) During hard or emergency braking, the system rapidly pumps the brakes to
prevent wheel lockup and help you maintain steering control. Do not pump\
brake pedal, rather continue to hold it firmly down.
When ABS activates, you may notice vibrations through the brake pedal or\
vehicle body, the brake pedal depressing further than usual, or hear a noise from
the motor compartment. These are all normal.
In normal use, the ABS system will occasionally cause a sound from the motor
compartment, especially when the power system is first started or afte\
use of the brakes.
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®)
Also known as electronic Stability Control (eSC), vSA helps to stabilize the vehicle
during cornering if the vehicle turns more or less than what was intende\
assists in maintaining traction on slippery surfaces by regulating engin\
e output and
selectively applying the brakes.
Turning VSA On or OffvSA is turned on every time you start the engine,
even if you previously turned it off. If you turn
vSA off, your vehicle has normal braking and
cornering ability, but not vSA traction and stability
Press and hold the vSA OFF button until you hear a
beep to turn vSA on or off. The vSA OFF indicator
appears when the system is off.
Traction control stops functioning, which may make
it easier when trying to free your vehicle if it is stuck
in mud or snow.
vSA OFF button
Release the parking brake fully before driving. The rear brakes and axle\
damaged if you drive with the parking brake applied.
Maintain a constant vehicle speed without having to keep your foot on th\
accelerator pedal. Use cruise control on freeways or open roads where yo\
travel at a constant speed with little acceleration or deceleration.
Improper use of cruise control can lead to a crash.
Use cruise control only when traveling on open highways in good weather.
Activating and Setting the Vehicle Speed1. Press the CRUISe button. The CRUISe MAIN indicator
2. Accelerate to the desired speed (above 25 mph/
40 km/h). Press the DeCeL/SeT button and take your foot
off the pedal to set the speed. The CRUISe CONTROL
Adjusting the Vehicle Speed
Press the ReS/ACCeL button to increase speed or the
DeCeL/SeT button to decrease speed.
each time you press the button, the vehicle speed is
increased or decreased by about 1 mph (1.6 km/h). If you
keep the button pressed, the vehicle speed increases or
decreases until you release it.
Canceling Cruise ControlPress the CANCeL button or the brake pedal. The CRUISe
CONTROL indicator goes off.
After cruise control has been canceled, you can still resume
the prior set speed by pressing the ReS/ACCeL button while
driving at a speed of at least 25 mph (40 km/h).
Press the CRUISe button to turn the system off.
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Opening the Hood
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, and set the
2. Pull the hood release handle under the lower left
corner of the dashboard.
3. Slide the hood latch lever (under the center of the
hood) to the right to release the lock mechanism,
and then open the hood.
4. Remove the support rod from the clamp using the
grip. Mount the support rod in the hood.
When closing, remove the support rod, and
stow it in the clamp, then gently lower the hood.
Remove your hand at a height of approximately
12 inches (30 cm) and let the hood close.
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of emissions control devices and sys\
may be done by any automotive repair establishment or individuals using \
that are certified to EPA standards.
According to state and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenan\
ce on the
maintenance main items marked with # will not void your emissions warranties.
However, all maintenance services should be performed in accordance with the
intervals indicated by the display.
Maintenance Minder Service Codes
These codes indicate what services are due on your vehicle.
*1: If a message SERVICE does not appear more than 12 months after the display is reset,
change the engine oil every year.
#: See information on maintenance and emissions warranty.
CODEMaintenance Main Items
A Replace engine oi l*1
BReplace engine oil*1 and oil lter
Inspect front and rear brakes
Check parking brake adjustment
Inspect tie rod ends, steering gearbox, boots, and
Inspect suspension components
Inspect driveshaft boots
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS/VSA)
Inspect all uid levels and condition of uid s
Inspect exhaust system
Inspect fuel lines and connection s#
*2:If you drive in dusty conditions, replace the air cleaner element every \
15,000 miles (24,000 km).*3:If you drive primarily in urban areas that have high concentrations of i\
ndustrial soot an d
pollution from die sel-powered vehicles, replace the dust and pollen lter every 15,000 \
(24,000 km ).
*4: If you drive regularly in very high temperatures (over 110°F, 43°\
C), in very low temperatures
(under -20°F, -29°C), replace every 60,000 miles/100,000 km .
CODEMaintenance Sub Items
1 Rotate tires
2Replace air cleaner element*2
Replace dust and pollen lter*3
Inspect drive belt
3 Replace transmission uid
4Replace spark plugs
Replace timing belt and inspect water pump*4
Inspect valve clearance
5 Replace engine coolan t
Under the Hood
Hood release handlePull
(red cap) Brake fluid
Do not open the hood when the wiper arms are raised. The hood will strik\
wipers, and may damage either the hood or the wipers.