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When Driving

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Auto Idle Stop

Driving

To turn the Auto Idle Stop system off, press 
this button. The Auto Idle Stop system stops.

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Auto Idle Stop system will stop, the 
indicator (white) will come on and a 
message appears on the multi-
information display.

The Auto Idle Stop system is turned on every 
time you start the engine, even if you turned it 
off the last time you drove the vehicle.

Auto Idle Stop System ON/OFF

1

Auto Idle Stop System ON/OFF

If you turn off the Auto Idle Stop system while it is 
activated, the engine will restart.

If you press and hold the Auto Idle Stop 

OFF

 button, 

you can disable idle stop messages.

2

Auto Idle Stop Activates When:

 P. 398

Auto Idle Stop 

OFF

 

Indicator

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Auto Idle Stop

398

Driving

The vehicle stops with the gear position in 

(

D

 and the brake pedal depressed.

When you put the transmission into 

(

P

, the Auto Idle Stop continues to operate, 

even if the brake pedal is released.

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If you depress the brake pedal, the engine may automatically restart.

Auto Idle Stop does not activate when:

The Auto Idle Stop 

OFF

 button is pressed.

The driver’s seat belt is not fastened.

The engine coolant temperature is low or high.

The transmission fluid temperature is low or high.

The vehicle comes to a stop again before the vehicle speed reaches 3 mph (5 
km/h) after the engine starts.

Stopped on a steep incline.

The transmission is in a position other than 

(

D

.

The engine is started with the hood open.

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Turn off the engine. Close the hood before you restart the engine to activate 
Auto Idle Stop.

The battery charge is low.

The internal temperature of the battery is 14°F (−10°C) or less.

The climate control system is in use, and the outside temperature is below −4°F 
(−20°C) or over 104°F (40°C).

The climate control system is in use, and the temperature is set to 

Hi

 or 

Lo

.

 is ON (indicator on).

The Integrated Dynamics System mode is changed to 

SPORT

 mode.

The Auto Idle Stop is set to off on 

INDIVIDUAL

 Setting screen.

2

Customizing the INDIVIDUAL Settings

 P. 393

Auto Idle Stop Activates When:

1

Auto Idle Stop Activates When:

Do not open the hood while the Auto Idle Stop 
function is activated. If the hood is opened, the 
engine will not restart automatically.

In this case, restart the engine with the 

ENGINE 

START/STOP

 button.

2

Starting the Engine

 P. 372

Pressing the 

ENGINE START/STOP

 button causes 

the engine to no longer restart automatically. Follow 
the standard procedure to start the engine.

2

Starting the Engine

 P. 372

When ACC with Low Speed Follow is in operation, 
the vehicle stops without depressing the brake pedal 
and Auto Idle Stop may activate.

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Auto Idle Stop

Continued

Driving

Auto Idle Stop may not activate when:

The vehicle is stopped by braking suddenly.

The steering wheel is operated.

Altitude is high.

The climate control system is in use, and there is a significant difference between 
the set temperature and the actual interior temperature.

The climate control system is in use, and humidity in the interior is high.

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Auto Idle Stop

400

Driving

The brake pedal is released (without the automatic brake hold system activated).

The accelerator pedal is depressed (with the automatic brake hold system 
activated).

2

Automatic Brake Hold

 P. 488

The Engine Automatically Restarts When:

1

The Engine Automatically Restarts When:

If you are using an electronic device during Auto Idle 
Stop, the device may temporarily be turned off when 
the engine restarts.

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Auto Idle Stop

Driving

The engine restarts even if the brake pedal is depressed

*1

 when:

The Auto Idle Stop 

OFF

 button is pressed.

The steering wheel is operated.

The transmission is put into 

(

R

 or 

(

S

, or taken out of 

(

N

 and put into 

(

D

.

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If you put the transmission into 

(

P

 after the Auto Idle Stop activates, the Auto 

Idle Stop continues to operate. In this case, the engine restarts when you 
depress the brake pedal.

The pressure on the brake pedal is reduced and the vehicle starts moving while 
stopped on an incline.

The pressure on the brake pedal is repeatedly applied and released slightly during 
a stop.

The battery charge becomes low.

The accelerator pedal is depressed.

The driver’s seat belt is unlatched.

 is ON (indicator on).

The climate control system is in use, and the difference between the set 
temperature and actual interior temperature becomes significant.

The climate control system is being used to dehumidify the interior.

The Integrated Dynamics System mode is changed to 

SPORT

 mode.

The Auto Idle Stop is set to off on 

INDIVIDUAL

 Setting screen.

2

Customizing the INDIVIDUAL Settings

 P. 393

The vehicle ahead of you starts again when your vehicle stops automatically with 
ACC with Low Speed Follow.

Briefly keeps the brake applied after releasing the brake pedal to restart the engine. 
This can keep your vehicle from unexpectedly moving while on an incline.

Starting Assist Brake Function

1

The engine restarts even if the brake pedal is depressed

*1

 when:

*1: With the automatic brake hold system activated, 
you can release the brake pedal while Auto Idle Stop 
is in operation.
If the automatic brake hold system has been turned 
off, or if there is a problem with the system, the 
engine will restart automatically when you release 
the brake pedal.

2

Automatic Brake Hold

 P. 488

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Vehicle Stability Assist

TM

 (VSA

®

), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System

Driving

Vehicle Stability Assist

TM

 (VSA

®

), aka Electronic 

Stability Control (ESC), System

VSA

®

 helps to stabilize the vehicle during cornering if the vehicle turns more or less 

than what was intended. It also assists in maintaining traction on slippery surfaces. 
It does so by regulating engine output and selectively applying the brakes.

When VSA

®

 activates, you may notice that the 

engine does not respond to the accelerator. 
You may also notice some noise from the 
hydraulic brake system. You will also see the 
indicator blink.

VSA

®

 Operation

1

Vehicle Stability Assist

TM

 (VSA

®

), aka Electronic Stability Control 

(ESC), System

The VSA

®

 may not function properly if tire type and 

size are mixed. Make sure to use the same size and 
type of tire, and the air pressures as specified.

When the VSA

®

 system indicator comes on and stays 

on while driving, there may be a problem with the 
system. While this may not interfere with normal 
driving, have your vehicle checked by a dealer 
immediately.

VSA

®

 cannot enhance stability in all driving situations 

and does not control the entire braking system. You 
still need to drive and corner at speeds appropriate 
for the conditions and always leave a sufficient 
margin of safety.

The main function of the VSA

®

 system is generally 

known as Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The 
system also includes a traction control function.

The vehicle stability assist

TM

 (VSA

®

) system, vehicle 

stability assist

TM

 (VSA

®

) OFF, adaptive cruise control 

(ACC) with low speed follow, and safety support 
indicators may come on in amber along with a 
message in the multi-information display when you 
set the power mode to ON after reconnecting a 
battery.
Drive a short distance at more than 12 mph (20 
km/h).
Each indicator should go off. If any do not, have your 
vehicle checked by a dealer.

VSA

®

 System Indicator

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Vehicle Stability Assist

TM

 (VSA

®

), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System

Driving

This button is on the driver side control panel. 
To partially disable VSA

®

 functionality/

features, press and hold it until you hear a 
beep.

Your vehicle will have normal braking and 
cornering ability, but traction control function 
will be less effective.

To restore VSA

®

 functionality/features, press 

the  

(VSA

®

 OFF) button until you hear a 

beep.

VSA

®

 is turned on every time you start the 

engine, even if you turned it off the last time 
you drove the vehicle.

VSA

®

 On and Off

1

Vehicle Stability Assist

TM

 (VSA

®

), aka Electronic Stability Control 

(ESC), System

In certain unusual conditions when your vehicle gets 
stuck in shallow mud or fresh snow, it may be easier 
to free it with the VSA

®

 temporarily switched off.

When the 

 button is pressed, the traction control 

function becomes less effective. This allows for the 
wheels to spin more freely at low speed. You should 
only attempt to free your vehicle with the VSA

®

 off if 

you are not able to free it when the VSA

®

 is on.

Immediately after freeing your vehicle, be sure to 
switch VSA

®

 on again. We do not recommend driving 

your vehicle with the VSA

®

 system switched off.

You may hear a motor sound coming from the 
engine compartment while system checks are being 
performed immediately after starting the engine or 
while driving. This is normal.

VSA

®

 OFF Indicator

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Agile Handling Assist

Driving

Agile Handling Assist

Lightly brakes each of the front and rear wheels, as needed, when you turn the 
steering wheel, and helps support the vehicle’s stability and performance during 
cornering.

1

Agile Handling Assist

The agile handling assist cannot enhance stability in 
all driving situations. You still need to drive and 
corner at speeds appropriate for the conditions and 
always leave a sufficient margin of safety.

When the VSA

®

 system indicator comes on and stays 

on while driving, the agile handling assist does not 
activate.

You may hear a sound coming from the engine 
compartment while the agile handling assist is 
activated. This is normal.

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Super Handling-All Wheel Drive

TM

 (SH-AWD

®

)

*

Driving

Super Handling-All Wheel Drive

TM

 (SH-AWD

®

)

*

The system controls and transfers varying amounts of engine torque to each wheel 
in accordance with the driving conditions.

SH-AWD

®

 helps to enhance driving stability, and lets you handle situations like 

slippery surfaces, such as on wet, icy, or snowy roads, better than when driving with 
two wheel drive. However, the system does not help to enhance braking. Be 
precautious about the following:

It is still your responsibility to drive safely when you steer, accelerate, and apply 
brakes.

Leave a sufficient margin when braking on slippery surfaces.

1

Super Handling-All Wheel Drive

TM

 (SH-AWD

®

)

*

The SH-AWD

®

 system may not function properly if 

tire type and size are mixed.
Make sure to use the same size and type of tire, and 
the air pressures as specified.

2

Tire and Wheel Replacement

 P. 550

Do not continuously spin the front tires of your 
vehicle. Continuously spinning the front tires can 
cause damage to the transmission and SH-AWD

®

 

unit.

If the 

SH-AWD

 indicator blinks while driving, it 

indicates the differential temperature is too high. If 
this happens, pull to the side of the road when it is 
safe, change the gear position to 

(

P

, and idle the 

engine until the indicator goes out.

* Not available on all models

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Tire Fill Assist

Driving

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Tire 
Fill Assist

Monitors the tire pressure while you are 
driving. If your vehicle’s tire pressure becomes 
significantly low, the low tire pressure/TPMS 
indicator comes on and a message appears on 
the multi-information display.

1

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Tire Fill Assist

Conditions such as low ambient temperature and 
altitude change directly affect tire pressure and can 
trigger the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator to come 
on.

2

If the Low Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator 
Comes On or Blinks

 P. 603

Tire pressure checked and inflated in:

Warm weather can become under-inflated in 
colder weather.

Cold weather can become over-inflated in warmer 
weather.

The low tire pressure/TPMS indicator will not come 
on as a result of over inflation.

The TPMS audibly and visually informs you of 
changes in tire pressure of the individual tire that you 
are adjusting using audible and visual indications.

If a change in tire pressure has been significant, the 
system beeps and the hazard lights flash continuously 
for five seconds when the specified tire pressure is 
reached. Stop filling the tire.

Low Tire Pressure/

TPMS Indicator

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Tire Fill Assist

Driving

To select the tire pressure monitor, set the power 
mode to ON, and roll the right selector wheel 
until you see the tire pressure screen.

The pressure for each tire is displayed in PSI.

Tire Pressures Low

 is displayed when a tire 

has significantly low pressure. The specific tire 
is displayed on the screen.

Tire Pressure Monitor

1

Tire Pressure Monitor

The pressure displayed on the multi-information 
display can be slightly different from the actual 
pressure as measured by a gauge. If there is a 
significant difference between the two values, or if 
the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator and the message 
on the multi-information display do not go off after 
you have inflated the tire to the specified pressure, 
have the system checked by a dealer.

Tire Pressure Monitor System Problem. Check 
Tire Pressure. See Your Dealer.

 may appear if you 

drive with the compact spare tire

*

, or there is a 

problem with the TPMS.

* Not available on all models

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Required Federal Explanation

Driving

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Required 
Federal Explanation

Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked 
monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure 
recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard 
or tire inflation pressure label.

(If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated 
on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should 
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)

As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with 
a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low 
tire pressure telltale 

when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.

Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you 
should stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate 
them to the proper pressure.

Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to 
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces 
fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s 
handling and stopping ability.

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Required Federal Explanation

Driving

Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire 
maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain 
correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached the 
level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale.

Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction 
indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly. 
The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire 
pressure telltale. When the system detects a malfunction, the 
telltale will flash for approximately one minute and then remain 
continuously illuminated. This sequence will continue upon 
subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.

When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may 
not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure as intended.

TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons, including 
the installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the 
vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly.

Always check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or 
more tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the 
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to 
continue to function properly.

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Blind spot information System

*

Driving

Blind spot information System

*

Is designed to detect vehicles in specified alert zones adjacent to your vehicle, 
particularly in harder to see areas commonly known as “blind spots.”

When the system detects vehicles approaching from behind in adjacent lanes, the 
appropriate indicator comes on for a few seconds, providing assistance when you 
change lanes.

How the system works

1

Blind spot information System

*

Important Safety Reminder

Like all assistance systems, blind spot information 
system has limitations. Over reliance on blind spot 
information system may result in a collision.

The blind spot information system alert indicator may 
not come on under the following conditions:

A vehicle does not stay in the alert zone for more 
than two seconds.

A vehicle is parked in a side lane.

The speed difference between your vehicle and the 
vehicle you are passing is greater than 6 mph (10 
km/h).

An object not detected by the radar sensors 
approaches or passes your vehicle.

A vehicle running in the adjacent lane is a 
motorcycle or other small vehicle.

3

WARNING

Failure to visually confirm that it is safe to 
change lanes before doing so may result in 
a crash and serious injury or death. 
Do not rely only on the blind spot 
information system when changing lanes.

Always look in your mirrors, to either side 
of your vehicle, and behind you for other 
vehicles before changing lanes.

The transmission is in 

(

D

 or 

(

S

.

Your vehicle speed is 
between 20 mph (32 km/h) 
and 100 mph (160 km/h)

Alert zone range

A: Approx. 1.6 ft. (0.5 m)

B: Approx. 10 ft. (3 m)

C: Approx. 10 ft. (3 m)

Radar Sensors:

underneath the 

rear bumper 

corners

Alert Zone

A

B

C

* Not available on all models

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Blind spot information System

*

Driving

When the system detects a vehicle

Blind spot information System Alert Indicator: 
Located near the pillar on both sides.

Comes on when:

A vehicle enters the alert zone from behind 
to overtake you with a speed difference of 
no more than 31 mph (50 km/h) from your 
vehicle.

You pass a vehicle with a speed difference 
of no more than 12 mph (20 km/h).

Blinks and a beeper sounds when:

You move the turn signal lever in the direction 
of the detected vehicle. The beeper sounds 
three times.

1

Blind spot information System

*

The system is for your convenience only. Even if an 
object is within the alert zone, the following 
situations may occur.

The blind spot information system alert indicator 
may not come on due to obstruction (splashes, 
etc.) even without the 

Blind Spot Information 

System Not Available

 multi-information display 

appearing.

The blind spot information system alert indicator 
may come on even with the message appearing.

You can change the setting for the blind spot 
information system.

2

Customized Features

 P. 300

Comes On

Blinks

* Not available on all models

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Blind spot information System

*

412

Driving

Blind spot information System On and Off

When you turn the blind spot information 
system on and off, do the following.

1.

Press the safety support switch.

2.

Roll the right selector wheel to the 

 

symbol and push it.

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The message appears on the multi-
information display when the system 
becomes on or off.

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A check mark appears in the box and the 
color of the 

 symbol changes green 

when the system is on. The check mark 
disappear and the color of the 

 symbol 

changes gray when the system is off.

The blind spot information system is in the 
previously selected on (checked) or off 
(unchecked) setting each time you start the 
engine.

1

Blind spot information System

*

Blind spot information system may be adversely 
affected when:

Objects (guard rails, poles, trees, etc,.) are 
detected.

An object that does not reflect radio waves well, 
such as a motorcycle, is in the alert zone.

Driving on a curved road.

A vehicle is moving from a far lane to the adjacent 
lane.

The system picks up external electrical interference.

The rear bumper or the sensors have been 
improperly repaired or the rear bumper has been 
deformed.

The orientation of the sensors has been changed.

In bad weather (Heavy rain, snow, and fog).

Making a turn at an intersection.

Driving on a bumpy road.

Making a short turn that slightly tilts the vehicle.

For a proper blind spot information system operation:

Always keep the rear bumper corner area clean.

Do not cover the rear bumper corner area with 
labels or stickers of any kind.

Take your vehicle to a dealer if you need the rear 
bumper corner area or the radar sensors to be 
repaired, or the rear bumper corner area is strongly 
impacted.

Right Selector Wheel

Safety Support Switch

* Not available on all models

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