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Tire chains will not fit the compact spare. Using them can damage the vehicle and the chains. Do not use

tire chains on the compact spare.


Jump Starting

Jump Starting - North America

For more information about the

vehicle battery, see Battery - North America 0 334.

If the battery has run down, try to use another vehicle and some jumper

cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to use the following steps to do it safely.


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WARNING: Battery posts,

terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of

California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Batteries also contain other

chemicals known to the State of

California to cause cancer. WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING. For

more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/ passenger-vehicle.


See California Proposition 65 Warning

0 306 and the back cover.


{ Warning

Batteries can hurt you. They can be dangerous because:

. They contain acid that can burn you.

. They contain gas that can explode or ignite.

. They contain enough

electricity to burn you.

If you do not follow these steps

exactly, some or all of these things can hurt you.



Ignoring these steps could result in costly damage to the vehicle that

would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Trying to start the vehicle by pushing or pulling it will not

work, and it could damage the vehicle.




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1. Discharged Remote Battery Positive Terminal

2. Discharged Remote Battery Negative Ground Terminal

3. Good Battery Negative Terminal

4. Good Battery Positive Terminal

The jump start remote positive

terminal (1) and the remote negative

ground terminal (2) for the discharged battery are on the driver side of the




The jump start negative terminal (3) and positive terminal (4) are on the battery of the vehicle providing the

jump start.

The positive jump start connection for the discharged battery is under a red

cover. Remove the cover to expose the terminal.

1. Check the other vehicle. It must have a 12-volt battery with a


negative ground system.


If the other vehicle does not have a 12-volt system with a negative

ground, both vehicles can be

damaged. Only use a vehicle that has a 12-volt system with a

negative ground for jump starting.

2. Position the two vehicles so that they are not touching.

3. Set the parking brake firmly and put the shift lever in P (Park). See Shifting Into Park 0 222.



If any accessories are left on or

plugged in during the jump starting procedure, they could be damaged.

The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Whenever possible, turn off or unplug all

accessories on either vehicle when jump starting.

4. Turn the ignition off. Turn off all lights and accessories in both

vehicles, except the hazard warning flashers if needed.


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An electric fan can start up even

when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands,

clothing, and tools away from any underhood electric fan.




{ Warning

Using a match near a battery can

cause battery gas to explode. People have been hurt doing this, and

some have been blinded. Use a

flashlight if you need more light.

Battery fluid contains acid that can burn you. Do not get it on you.

If you accidentally get it in your

eyes or on your skin, flush the place with water and get medical help



{ Warning

Fans or other moving engine parts can injure you badly. Keep your

hands away from moving parts once the engine is running.

5. Connect one end of the red

positive (+) cable to the remote positive (+) terminal on the

discharged battery.


6. Connect the other end of the red positive (+) cable to the

positive (+) terminal of the good battery.

7. Connect one end of the black negative () cable to the

negative () terminal of the good


8. Connect the other end of the black negative () cable to the remote negative () ground

terminal on the driver side shock tower for the discharged battery.

9. Start the engine in the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine at idle speed for at least four minutes.

10. Try to start the vehicle that had the dead battery. If it will not


start after a few tries, it probably needs service.


If the jumper cables are connected or removed in the wrong order,

electrical shorting may occur and




Caution (Continued)

damage the vehicle. The repairs

would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always connect and

remove the jumper cables in the

correct order, making sure that the cables do not touch each other or

other metal.

Jumper Cable Removal

Reverse the sequence exactly when removing the jumper cables.

After starting the disabled vehicle and removing the jumper cables, allow it

to idle for several minutes.



Jump Starting - North America