Starting the vehicle

1. After starting the engine, fully depress the foot brake pedal before moving the selector lever out of the P (Park) position.

This CVT is designed so that the foot brake pedal must be depressed before shifting from P (Park) to any driving position while the ignition switch is in the ON position.

The selector lever cannot be moved out of the P (Park) position and into any of the other positions if the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK, OFF or ACC position or if the key is removed.

2. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed, push the selector lever button and move the selector lever to a driving position.

3. Release the parking brake and foot brake pedal, and then gradually start the vehicle in motion.

- Do not depress the accelerator

- Do not depress the accelerator pedal while shifting from P (Park) or N (Neutral) to R (Reverse), D (Drive), L (Low). Always depress the brake pedal until shifting is completed. Failure to do so could cause you to lose control and have an accident.

- Cold engine idle speed is high, so use caution when shifting into a forward or reverse gear before the engine has warmed up.

- Never shift to P (Park) or R (Reverse) while vehicle is moving. Failure to do so could cause you to lose control and have an accident.

- Except in an emergency, do not shift to the N (Neutral) position while driving. Doing so can cause a loss of engine braking which may result in a collision, serious personal injury or death. In addition, coasting with the transmission in the N (Neutral) position may cause serious damage to the transmission.

- When stopping the vehicle on an

- When stopping the vehicle on an uphill grade, do not hold the vehicle by depressing the accelerator pedal.

The foot brake should be used for this purpose.

- Do not downshift abruptly on slippery roads. This may cause a loss of control.

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