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2. Shift the vehicle to N (Neutral).

This can be done while the

vehicle is moving. After shifting to N (Neutral), firmly apply the

brakes and steer the vehicle to a safe location.

3. Come to a complete stop, shift to P (Park), and turn off the


4. Set the parking brake. See

Electric Parking Brake 0 233.


{ Warning

Turning off the vehicle while

moving may cause loss of power assist in the brake and steering

systems and disable the airbags.

While driving, only shut the vehicle off in an emergency.

If the vehicle cannot be pulled over, and must be shut off while driving,

press and hold ENGINE START/STOP for longer than two seconds, or press twice in five seconds.

ACC/ACCESSORY (Amber Indicator Light) : This mode allows you to use some electrical accessories when the engine is off.

With the ignition off, pressing the button one time without the brake

pedal applied will place the ignition system in ACC/ACCESSORY.

The ignition will switch from ACC/

ACCESSORY to off after five minutes to prevent battery rundown.

ON/RUN/START (Green Indicator

Light) : This mode is for driving and

starting. With the ignition off, and the brake pedal applied, pressing the

button once will turn the ignition on. Once engine cranking begins, release the button. Engine cranking will

continue until the engine starts.

See Starting the Engine (PLUG-IN Only) 0 216 or Starting the Engine (Gasoline Only) 0 219. The ignition will then

remain on.

Service Mode

This power mode is available for

service and diagnostics, and to verify the proper operation of the

malfunction indicator lamp as may be

required for emission inspection

purposes. With the vehicle off, and the brake pedal not applied, pressing and

holding the button for more than

five seconds will place the vehicle in Service Mode. The instruments and

audio systems will operate as they do when the ignition is on, but the

vehicle will not be able to be driven. The engine will not start in Service Mode. Press the button again to turn the ignition off.

Starting the Engine (PLUG-IN Only)


{ Warning

Shifting out of P (Park) with the hood open, into any gear, may

cause the vehicle to move. To help avoid serious injury to yourself or others, be sure the vehicle remains in P (Park) while the hood

remains open.




Move the shift lever to P (Park) or N (Neutral). To restart the engine

when the vehicle is already moving, use N (Neutral) only.



Do not try to shift to P (Park) if the vehicle is moving. If you do, you

could damage the transmission. Shift to P (Park) only when the vehicle is stopped.



If you add electrical parts or

accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Any

resulting damage would not be

covered by the vehicle warranty. See

Add-On Electrical Equipment 0 303.

PLUG-IN Starting Procedure

1. With the Keyless Access system, the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter must be in the

vehicle. Press ENGINE START/

STOP with the brake pedal

applied. When the engine begins cranking, let go of the button.

The idle speed will go down as the engine gets warm. Do not

race the engine immediately after starting it.

If the RKE transmitter is not in the vehicle, if there is

interference, or if the RKE battery is low, a Driver

Information Center (DIC) will display a message. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System


Operation 0 35.


Cranking the engine for long

periods of time, by returning the ignition to the START position

immediately after cranking has

ended, can overheat and damage

the cranking motor, and drain the battery. Wait at least 15 seconds

between each try, to let the cranking motor cool down.

2. If the engine does not start after five to 10 seconds, especially in

very cold weather (below 18 °C or 0 °F), it could be flooded with too much gasoline. Try pushing the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and holding it there as you press ENGINE START/

STOP. Wait at least 15 seconds between each try, to allow the cranking motor to cool down.

When the engine starts, release the accelerator. If the vehicle

starts briefly but then stops

again, do the same thing. This

clears the extra gasoline from the engine. Do not race the engine

immediately after starting it.

Operate the engine and

transmission gently until the oil warms up and lubricates all

moving parts.

When the state of charge is low and

the hood is open, the vehicle may not start. Close the hood and follow the

starting procedure again.

The vehicle will emit an audible

startup beep when the vehicle is ready to be driven. When the vehicle ready




light is on in the instrument cluster,

the vehicle is ready to be driven. This could take up to 15 seconds at

extremely cold temperatures. See

Vehicle Ready Light (PLUG-IN Only)

0 149.

PLUG-IN Operation

This vehicle combines gasoline and electric propulsion. The gasoline

engine will automatically start to

provide power and then shut off to save fuel.

The engine may remain running when:

. Accelerating aggressively or climbing hills.

. Vehicle speed is greater than 125 km/h (78 mph).

. Charging the high voltage battery.

. The heater is being used.

The engine and transmission work

together to provide propulsion power at the highest efficiency. This may

result in higher engine speeds.

Stop/Start System


{ Warning

Exiting the vehicle without first

shifting into P (Park) may cause the vehicle to move. You or others may be injured. Because the vehicle may have an auto engine Stop/Start

feature, the vehicle's engine might seem to be shut off; however, once the brake pedal is released, the

engine will start up again. The

engine may restart even while the brake is applied.

Shift to P (Park) and turn the ignition off before exiting the vehicle.

The vehicle has a fuel saving stop/ start system to shut off the engine and help conserve fuel.

Auto Engine Stop/Start

When the brakes are applied and the vehicle is at a complete stop, the

engine may turn off. When stopped, the tachometer displays Auto Stop.

See Tachometer 0 134. When the brake pedal is released or the accelerator

pedal is pressed, the engine may restart.

Auto Stop may be deactivated if:

. A minimum vehicle speed is not reached.

. The engine or transmission is not at the required operating


. The outside temperature is not in the required operating range,

typically between -10 °C (14 °F)

and 50 °C (122 °F).

. The shift lever is in any gear other than D (Drive).

. The battery has been recently disconnected.

. The battery charge is low.

. The interior comfort level has not reached the required level for the climate control system or defog


See Automatic Climate Control

System (Quad Zone - Gasoline Only)