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Starting the Vehicle

  • To start the vehicle, turn the ignition key to the “Start” position.
  • As soon as you hear the engine start, release your pressure on the key and allow it to fall back to the “On” position.
  • The key will remain in the “On” position until you’re ready to park your vehicle and turn the ignition to the “Off” position.

Off: The “Off” position allows you to remove the key from the ignition. When you want to park your car and turn off the engine, turn your ignition key to the “Off” position.

Accessory: The “Accessory” position allows you to benefit from some of the car’s electrical accessories—including the radio, the power door locks, the power window controls, and the digital clock—without starting the engine.

On: The “On” position is where the key returns to after you start the engine and release the key. The ignition switch remains in the “On” position when the engine is running.

Start: When you turn the key to the “Start” position, the electric starter motor uses power from the battery to start the engine. As soon as you hear the engine start, allow the key to fall back to the “On” position. Holding the key in the “Start” position for too long will damage the starter motor.

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