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weight of the driver, passengers,

and cargo should never exceed the vehicle's capacity weight.

Certification Label


Label Example

A vehicle-specific Certification

label is attached to the vehicle's center pillar (B-pillar). The label may show the gross weight

capacity of the vehicle, called the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

(GVWR). The GVWR includes the weight of the vehicle, all

occupants, fuel, and cargo.


{ Warning

Things inside the vehicle can strike and injure people in a sudden stop or turn, or in a


. Put things in the cargo

area of the vehicle. In the

cargo area, put them as far forward as possible. Try to spread the weight evenly.

. Never stack heavier things, like suitcases, inside the

vehicle so that some of

them are above the tops of the seats.

. Do not leave an unsecured child restraint in the


. Secure loose items in the vehicle.

. Do not leave a seat folded down unless needed.

Starting and Operating

New Vehicle Break-In (Gasoline Engine Only)

Follow these recommended guidelines during the first 2 400 km (1,500 mi) of driving this vehicle. Parts have a

break-in period and performance will be better in the long run.

For the first 2 400 km (1,500 mi):

. Avoid full throttle starts and abrupt stops.

. Do not exceed 4000 engine rpm.

. Avoid driving at any one constant speed, fast or slow.

. Avoid downshifting to brake or

slow the vehicle when the engine speed will exceed 4000 rpm.

. Do not let the engine labor. Never lug the engine in high gear at low speeds.

. Do not participate in track events, sport driving schools, or similar

activities during this break-in period.