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5. Place the compact spare tire (wheel side up) 

under the vehicle body, near the tire that 
needs to be replaced.

6. Remove the center cap from the wheel with 

the jack handle bar.

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Wrap the jack handle bar with a cloth to 
prevent scratches.

7. Loosen each wheel nut about one turn 

using the wheel nut wrench.

Jack 
Handle 
Bar

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1. Place the jack under the jacking point 

closest to the tire to be changed.

2. Turn the end bracket clockwise as shown in 

the image until the top of the jack contacts 
the jacking point.

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Make sure that the jacking point tab is 
resting in the jack notch.

3. Raise the vehicle, using the jack handle bar 

and the jack handle, until the tire is off the 
ground.

How to Set Up the Jack

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How to Set Up the Jack

Do not use the jack with people or luggage in the 
vehicle.

Use the jack provided in your vehicle.
Other jacks may not support the weight (“load”) or 
may not fit the jacking point.

The following instructions must be followed to use 
the jack safely:

Do not use while the engine is running.

Use only where the ground is firm and level.

Use only at the jacking points.

Do not get in the vehicle while using the jack.

Do not put anything on top of or underneath the 
jack.

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WARNING

The vehicle can easily roll off the jack, 
seriously injuring anyone underneath.

Follow the directions for changing a tire 
exactly, and never get under the vehicle 
when it is supported only by the jack.

Jack 
Handle 
Bar

Wheel Nut

Wrench as Jack Handle

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1. Remove the wheel nuts and flat tire.

2. Wipe the mounting surfaces of the wheel 

with a clean cloth.

3. Mount the compact spare tire.
4. Screw the wheel nuts until they touch the 

lips around the mounting holes, then stop 
rotating.

5. Lower the vehicle and remove the jack. 

Tighten the wheel nuts in the order 
indicated in the image. Go around, 
tightening the nuts, two to three times in 
this order.
Wheel nut torque:
80 lbf∙ft (108 N∙m, 11 kgf∙m)

Replacing the Flat Tire

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Replacing the Flat Tire

Do not over tighten the wheel nuts by applying extra 
torque using your foot or a pipe.

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1. Remove the center cap.
2. Place the flat tire face down in the compact 

spare tire well.

3. Remove the spacer cone from the wing 

bolt, flip it over, and insert it back on the 
bolt. Secure the flat tire with the wing bolt.

4. Securely put the jack and wheel nut wrench 

back in the tool case. Store the case in the 
trunk.

If you replace a flat tire with the compact spare tire, the low tire pressure/TPMS 
indicator comes on while you are driving. After driving for a few miles (kilometers), 
the indicator will start blinking for a short time and then stay on. CHECK TPMS 
SYSTEM
 appears on the i-MID, but this is normal.

Calibrate the TPMS when you replace the tire with a specified regular tire.

TPMS Calibration P. 263

Storing the Flat Tire

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Storing the Flat Tire

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WARNING

Loose items can fly around the interior in a 
crash and can seriously injure the 
occupants.

Store the wheel, jack, and tools securely 
before driving.

Spacer 
Cone

Wing Bolt

For compact spare tire

For normal 
tire

TPMS and the Compact Spare Tire

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Engine Does Not Start

Checking the Engine

If the engine does not start, check the starter.

Starter condition

Checklist

Starter doesn’t turn or turns 
over slowly.
The 12 volt battery may be dead. 
Check each of the items on the 
right and respond accordingly.

Check for a message on the i-MID.

If the TO START, HOLD REMOTE NEAR START BUTTON message appears

If the Smart Entry Remote Battery is Weak P. 342

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Make sure the keyless remote is in its operating range.

ENGINE START/STOP Button Operating Range P. 121

Check the brightness of the interior lights.
Turn on the interior lights and check the brightness.

If the interior lights are dim or do not come on at all

12 Volt Battery P. 317

If the interior lights come on normally

Fuses P. 353

The starter turns over normally 
but the engine doesn’t start.
There may be a problem with the 
fuse. Check each of the items on 
the right and respond accordingly.

Review the engine start procedure.
Follow its instructions, and try to start the engine again.

Starting the Engine P. 238

Check the immobilizer system indicator.
When the immobilizer system indicator is blinking, the engine cannot be started.

Immobilizer System P. 117

Check the fuel level.
There should be enough fuel in the tank.

Fuel Gauge P. 84

Check the fuse.
Check all fuses, or have the vehicle checked by a dealer.

Inspecting and Changing Fuses P. 355

If the problem continues:

Emergency Towing P. 356

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Checking the Engine

If you must start the vehicle immediately, use an 
assisting vehicle to jump start it.

Jump Starting P. 344

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If the Smart Entry Remote Battery is Weak

If the beeper sounds, the TO START, HOLD REMOTE NEAR START BUTTON 
message appears on the i-MID, the indicator on the ENGINE START/STOP button 
flashes, and the engine won’t start, start the engine as follows.

1. Touch the center of the ENGINE START/

STOP button with the H logo on the smart 
entry remote while the indicator on the 
ENGINE START/STOP button is flashing. 
The buttons on the smart entry remote 
should be facing you.

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The indicator flashes for about 30 
seconds.

2. Depress the brake pedal and press the 

ENGINE START/STOP button within 10 
seconds after the beeper sounds and the 
indicator stays on.

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If you don’t depress the pedal, the mode 
will change to ACCESSORY.

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Emergency Engine Stop

The ENGINE START/STOP button may be used to stop the engine due to an 
emergency situation even while driving. If you must stop the engine, do either of the 
following operations:
• Press and hold the ENGINE START/STOP button for about two seconds.
• Firmly press the ENGINE START/STOP button twice.

The steering wheel will not lock. However, because turning off the engine disables 
the power assist the engine provides to the steering and braking systems, it will 
require significantly more physical effort and time to steer and slow the vehicle. Use 
both feet on the brake pedal to slow down the vehicle and stop immediately in a 
safe place.

The power mode is in ACCESSORY when the engine is stopped.
To change the mode to VEHICLE OFF, move the shift lever to 

(

P after the vehicle 

comes to a complete stop.

Then press the ENGINE START/STOP button twice without depressing the brake 
pedal.

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Emergency Engine Stop

Do not press the button while driving unless it is 
absolutely necessary for the engine to be switched 
off.

Canadian models

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Jump Starting

Turn off the power to electric devices, such as audio and lights. Turn off the engine, 
then open the hood.

1. Connect the first jumper cable to your 

vehicle’s battery + terminal.

2. Connect the other end of the first jumper 

cable to the booster battery + terminal.

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Use a 12-volt booster battery only.

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When using an automotive battery 
charger to boost your 12-volt battery, 
select a lower charging voltage than 15-
volt. Check the charger manual for the 
proper setting.

3. Connect the second jumper cable to the 

booster battery - terminal.

4. Connect the other end of the second 

jumper cable to the engine mounting bolt 
as shown. Do not connect this jumper cable 
to any other part.

5. If your vehicle is connected to another 

vehicle, start the assisting vehicle’s engine 
and increase its rpm slightly.

6. Attempt to start your vehicle’s engine. If it 

turns over slowly, check that the jumper 
cables have good metal-to-metal contact.

Jump Starting Procedure

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Jump Starting

Securely attach the jumper cables clips so that they 
do not come off when the engine vibrates. Also be 
careful not to tangle the jumper cables or allow the 
cable ends to touch each other while attaching or 
detaching the jumper cables.

Battery performance degrades in cold conditions and 
may prevent the engine from starting.

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WARNING

A battery can explode if you do not follow 
the correct procedure, seriously injuring 
anyone nearby.

Keep all sparks, open flames, and smoking 
materials away from the battery.

Booster Battery

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Once your vehicle’s engine has started, remove the jumper cables in the following 
order.

1. Disconnect the jumper cable from your vehicle’s ground.
2. Disconnect the other end of the jumper cable from the booster battery - 

terminal.

3. Disconnect the jumper cable from your vehicle’s battery + terminal.
4. Disconnect the other end of the jumper cable from the booster battery + 

terminal.

Have your vehicle inspected by a nearby service station or a dealer.

What to Do After the Engine Starts

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Shift Lever Does Not Move

Follow the procedure below if you cannot move the shift lever out of the 

(

position.

1. Set the parking brake.
2. Remove the built-in key from the smart 

entry remote.

3. Wrap a cloth around the tip of a small flat-

tip screwdriver. Put it into the shift lock 
release slot as shown in the image, and 
remove the cover.

4. Insert the key into the shift lock release slot.
5. While pushing the key down, press the shift 

lever release button and place the shift lever 
into 

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The lock is now released. Have the shift 
lever checked by a dealer as soon as 
possible.

Releasing the Lock

Slot

Cover

Release 
Button

Shift Lock 
Release Slot

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Overheating

How to Handle Overheating

Overheating symptoms are as follows:
• The high temperature indicator comes on or the engine suddenly loses power.
• Steam or spray comes out of the engine compartment.

First thing to do

1. Immediately park the vehicle in a safe place.
2. Turn off all accessories and turn on the hazard warning lights.

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No steam or spray present: Keep the engine running and open the hood.

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Steam or spray is present: Turn off the engine and wait until it subsides. 
Then open the hood.

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How to Handle Overheating

NOTICE

Continuing to drive with the high temperature 
indicator on may damage the engine.

3

WARNING

Steam and spray from an overheated 
engine can seriously scald you.

Do not open the hood if steam is coming 
out.

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Next thing to do

1. Check that the cooling fan is operating and 

stop the engine once the high temperature 
indicator goes off.

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If the cooling fan is not operating, 
immediately stop the engine.

2. Once the engine has cooled down, inspect 

the coolant level and check the cooling 
system components for leaks.

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If the coolant level in the reserve tank is 
low, add coolant until it reaches the 
MAX mark.

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If there is no coolant in the reserve tank, 
check that the radiator is cool. Cover the 
radiator cap with a heavy cloth and open 
the cap. If necessary, add coolant up to 
the base of the filler neck, and put the 
cap back on.

Last thing to do

Once the engine has cooled sufficiently, restart it and check the high temperature 
indicator.
If the high temperature indicator is off, resume driving. If it stays on, contact a dealer 
for repairs.

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How to Handle Overheating

If the coolant is leaking, contact a dealer for repairs.

Use water as an emergency/temporary measure only. 
Have a dealer flush the system with proper antifreeze 
as soon as possible.

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WARNING

Removing the radiator cap while the 
engine is hot can cause the coolant to spray 
out, seriously scalding you.

Always let the engine and radiator cool 
down before removing the radiator cap.

MAX

MIN

Reserve 
Tank

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Indicator, Coming On/Blinking

If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes On

Reasons for the indicator to come on

Comes on when the engine oil pressure is low.

What to do as soon as the indicator comes on

1. Immediately park the vehicle on level ground in a safe place.
2. If necessary, turn the hazard warning lights on.

What to do after parking the vehicle

1. Stop the engine and let it sit for about three minutes.
2. Open the hood and check the oil level.

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Add oil as necessary.

Oil Check P. 291

3. Start the engine and check the low oil pressure indicator.

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The indicator goes off: Start driving again.

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The indicator does not go off within 10 seconds: Stop the engine 
and contact a dealer for repairs immediately.

If the 12 Volt Battery Charging System Indicator 
Comes On

Reasons for the indicator to come on

Comes on when the 12 volt battery is not being charged.

What to do when the indicator comes on

Turn off the climate control system, rear defogger, and other electrical 
systems, and immediately contact a dealer for repairs.

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If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes On

NOTICE

Running the engine with low oil pressure can cause 
serious mechanical damage almost immediately.

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If the 12 Volt Battery Charging System Indicator Comes On

If you need to stop temporarily, do not turn off the 
engine. Restarting the engine may rapidly discharge 
the 12 volt battery.

This indicator may blink after starting when the 
outside temperature is below -20°F (-30°C). It will 
stop blinking after the IMA battery warms up.

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If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or 
Blinks

Reasons for the indicator lamp to come on or blink

• Comes on if there is a problem with the engine emissions control 

system, or the fuel fill cap is missing, or loose.

• Blinks when engine misfiring is detected.

What to do when the indicator lamp comes on

Avoid high speeds and immediately get your vehicle inspected at a 
dealer.

What to do when the indicator lamp blinks

Park the vehicle in a safe place with no flammable items and wait at least 
10 minutes or more with the engine stopped until it cools.

The message appears on when:

An evaporative system leak is detected. This may be caused by the fuel fill cap being 
loose or not being installed.

What to do when the message appears:

1. Stop the engine.
2. Check if the fuel fill cap is fully installed.

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If not, loosen the cap, and then retighten it until it clicks at least once.

3. Drive for several days of normal driving.

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The message should go off.

When the malfunction indicator lamp comes on

The malfunction indicator lamp comes on if the system continues to detect a leak of 
gasoline vapor. If this happens, check the fuel fill cap using the procedures described 
above.

Tighten Fuel Cap Message

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If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks

NOTICE

If you drive with the malfunction indicator lamp on, 
the emissions control system and the engine could be 
damaged.

If the malfunction indicator lamp blinks again when 
restarting the engine, drive to the nearest dealer at 
31 mph (50 km/h) or less. Have your vehicle 
inspected.

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If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On

Reasons for the indicator to come on

• The brake fluid is low.
• There is a malfunction in the brake system.

What to do when the indicator comes on while driving

Press the brake pedal lightly to check pedal pressure.
• If normal, check the brake fluid level the next time you stop.
• If abnormal, take immediate action. If necessary, downshift the 

transmission to slow the vehicle using engine braking.

If the Electric Power Steering (EPS) System Indicator 
Comes On

Reasons for the indicator to come on

• Comes on when there is a problem with EPS system.
• If you depress the accelerator pedal repeatedly to increase the engine 

speed while the engine is idling, the indicator comes on, and 
sometimes the steering wheel becomes harder to operate.

What to do when the indicator comes on

Stop the vehicle in a safe place and restart the engine.
If the indicator comes on and stays on, immediately have your vehicle 
inspected by a dealer.

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If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On

Have your vehicle repaired immediately.
It is dangerous to drive with low brake fluid. If there 
is no resistance from the brake pedal, stop 
immediately in a safe place. If necessary downshift 
the gears.

If the brake system indicator and ABS indicator come 
on simultaneously, the electronic brake distribution 
system is not working. This can result in vehicle 
instability under sudden braking.
Have your vehicle inspected by a dealer immediately.

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Canada

(Red)

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If the IMA Indicator Comes On

Reasons for the indicator to come on

Comes on when there is a problem with the IMA system.

What to do when the indicator come on

Avoid high speeds and immediately get your vehicle inspected by a 
dealer.

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

Reasons for the indicator to come on or blink

A tire pressure is significantly low, or the TPMS has not been calibrated. 
If there is a problem with the TPMS or the compact spare tire is installed, 
the indicator blinks for about one minute, and then stays on.

What to do when the indicator comes on

Drive carefully and avoid abrupt cornering and hard braking.
Stop your vehicle in a safe place. Check the tire pressure and adjust the 
pressure to the specified level. The specified tire pressure is on a label on 
the driver side doorjamb.

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Calibrate the TPMS after the tire pressure is adjusted.

What to do when the indicator blinks, then remains on

Have the tire inspected by a dealer as soon as possible. If the compact 
spare tire

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 causes the indicator to blink, change the tire to a full-size tire. 

The indicator goes off after driving for a few miles (kilometers).

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Calibrate the TPMS after a full-size tire is reinstalled.

U.S. models

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

NOTICE

Driving on an extremely underinflated tire can cause 
it to overheat. An overheated tire can fail. Always 
inflate your tires to the prescribed level.

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