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Vehicle Security

This vehicle has theft-deterrent

features; however, they do not make the vehicle impossible to steal.

Vehicle Alarm System

This vehicle has an anti-theft alarm system.


The indicator light, on the instrument panel near the windshield, indicates

the status of the system. On the PLUG-IN, the Charging Status

Indicator is integrated into the

indicator light. See Charging Status Feedback (PLUG-IN Only) 0 283.


Off : Alarm system is disarmed.

On Solid : Vehicle is secured during the delay to arm the system.

Fast Flash : Vehicle is unsecured.

A door, the hood, or the trunk is open. Slow Flash : Alarm system is armed. Arming the Alarm System

1. Turn off the vehicle.

2. Lock the vehicle in one of three ways:

. Use the RKE transmitter.

. Use the Keyless Access system.

. With a door open, press Q

on the interior of the door.

3. After 30 seconds the alarm system will arm, and the

indicator light will begin to

slowly flash indicating the alarm system is operating. Pressing Q on the RKE transmitter a second time will bypass the 30-second

delay and immediately arm the alarm system.


The vehicle alarm system will not arm if the doors are locked with the key.

If the driver door is opened without first unlocking with the RKE

transmitter, the horn will chirp and the lights will flash to indicate

pre-alarm. If the vehicle is not started, or the door is not unlocked by

pressing K on the RKE transmitter

during the 10-second pre-alarm, the alarm will be activated.

The alarm will also be activated if a

passenger door, the trunk, or the hood is opened without first disarming the

system. When the alarm is activated, the turn signals flash and the horn

sounds for about 30 seconds. The alarm system will then re-arm to

monitor the next unauthorized event.

Disarming the Alarm System

To disarm the alarm system or turn off the alarm if it has been activated:

. Press K on the RKE transmitter.

. Unlock the vehicle using the Keyless Access system.

. Start the vehicle.



To avoid setting off the alarm by accident:

. Lock the vehicle after all

occupants have left the vehicle and all doors are closed.

. Always unlock a door with the

RKE transmitter or use the Keyless Access system.

Unlocking the driver door with the key will not disarm the system or turn off

the alarm.

How to Detect a Tamper Condition

If K is pressed on the RKE

transmitter and the horn chirps and

the lights flash three times, a previous alarm occurred while the system was


If the alarm has been activated, a message will appear on the Driver Information Center (DIC).


Power Sounder, Inclination Sensor, and Intrusion Sensor

In addition to the standard

theft-deterrent system features, this system may also have a power

sounder, inclination sensor, and intrusion sensor.

The power sounder provides an

audible alarm, which is distinct from the vehicles horn. It has its own

power source, and can sound an alarm if the vehicles battery is


The inclination sensor can set off the alarm if it senses movement of the

vehicle, such as a change in vehicle orientation.

The intrusion sensor monitors the

vehicle interior, and can activate the

alarm if it senses unauthorized entry into the vehicles interior. Do not

allow passengers or pets to remain in the vehicle when the intrusion sensor is activated.


Before arming the theft-deterrent

system and activating the intrusion sensor:

. Make sure all doors and windows are completely closed.

. Secure any loose items such as sunshades.

. Make sure there are no

obstructions blocking the sensors in the front overhead console.

Inclination and Intrusion Sensors Disable Switch

It is recommended that the intrusion

and inclination sensors be deactivated if pets are left in the vehicle or if the

vehicle is being transported.