Starting and switching off the car

Starting the car

Updated 5/28/2021

Starting the car

The car is started using the start button beside the steering wheel when the key is in the passenger compartment.

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Start button location.

Warning

Before starting:

  • Fasten the seatbelt.
  • Adjust the seat, steering wheel and mirrors.
  • Make sure that the brake pedal can be fully depressed.

The key is not physically used when starting the car since it is equipped with support for keyless starting (Passive start).

To start the car:

The key must be inside the car. For cars with Passive Start, the key needs to be located in the front part of the passenger compartment. With the option for keyless locking/unlocking* of the car, the key can be anywhere in the car.

Hold the brake pedal depressedIf the car is moving, the engine can be started simply by pressing the button. fully. For cars with automatic gear changing, make sure that gear position P or N is selected. For cars with a manual gearbox, make sure that the gear lever is in neutral position or that the clutch pedal is depressed.

Press the start button.

When the engine is started, the starter motor works until the engine is started or until its overheating protection triggersDoes not apply to KERS cars where the alternator is used for starting..

Error messages

If the Car key not found message is shown in the driver display when starting, place the key by the back-up reader. Then try to start the car again.

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Backup reader's location.

Note

When the key is positioned by the back-up reader, make sure that there are no keys, metal objects or electronic apparatus by the back-up reader, (e.g. mobile phones, tablets, computers or chargers). Several keys close to one another by the back-up reader may cause interference with each other.

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

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

Warning

Always take the key out from the car when leaving the car and make sure the car's electrical system is in ignition position 0 – especially if there are children in the car.

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.


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