Starting and driving

Starting the engine

Updated 1/31/2020

Starting the engine

The engine is started and switched off using the remote control key and the START/STOP ENGINE button.

P4-1220-Y55X-Remote key in ignition slot

Ignition switch with remote control key extracted/inserted. and START/STOP ENGINE button.

Important

Do not press in the remote control key incorrectly turned - Hold the end with the detachable key blade; see Detachable key blade - detaching/attaching

Insert the remote control key in the ignition switch and press it in to its end position.

Hold the clutch pedal fully depressedIf the car is moving then it is enough to press the START/STOP ENGINE button to start the car.. (For cars with automatic gearbox - Depress the brake pedal.)

Press the START/STOP ENGINE button and then release it.

The starter motor works until the engine is started or until its overheating protection triggers.

Important

If the engine fails to start after 3 attempts - wait for 3 minutes before making a further attempt. Starting capacity increases if the battery is allowed to recover.

Warning

Always remove the remote control key from the ignition switch when leaving the car, and make sure that the key position is 0 - in particular if there are children in the car. For information on how this works, see Key positions.

Note

The idling speed can be noticeably higher than normal for certain engine types during cold starting. This is done in order that the emissions system can reach normal operating temperature as quickly as possible, which minimises exhaust emissions and protects the environment.

Keyless starting (Keyless drive)*

Follow steps 2–3 for keyless starting of petrol and diesel engines.

Note

A prerequisite for the engine to start is that one of the car's remote control keys with the keyless start and lock function is in the passenger compartment or cargo area.

Warning

Never remove the remote control key from the car while driving or during towing.


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