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Blind spot information (BSI) System

*

Driving

Blind spot information (BSI) System

*

Is designed to detect vehicles in specified alert zones adjacent to your vehicle, 
particularly in harder to see areas commonly known as “blind spots.”

When the system detects vehicles approaching from behind in adjacent lanes, the 
appropriate indicator comes on for a few seconds, providing assistance when you 
change lanes.

How the system works

1

Blind spot information (BSI) System

*

Important Safety Reminder
Like all assistance systems, BSI has limitations. Over 
reliance on BSI may result in a collision.

The system is for your convenience only. Even if an 
object is within the alert zone, the following 
situations may occur.

The BSI alert indicator may not come on due to 
obstruction (splashes, etc.) even without the Blind 
Spot Info Not Available
 MID appearing.

The BSI alert indicator may come on even with the 
message appearing.

The BSI alert indicator may not come on under the 
following conditions:

A vehicle does not stay in the alert zone for more 
than two seconds.

A vehicle is parked in a side lane.

The speed difference between your vehicle and the 
vehicle you are passing is greater than 6 mph (10 
km/h).

An object not detected by the radar sensors 
approaches or passes your vehicle.

3

WARNING

Failure to visually confirm that it is safe to 
change lanes before doing so may result in 
a crash and serious injury or death.
Do not rely only on the blind spot 
information system when changing lanes.

Always look in your mirrors, to either side 
of your vehicle, and behind you for other 
vehicles before changing lanes.

Alert zone range
A: Approx. 1.6 ft. (0.5 m)
B: Approx. 10 ft. (3 m)
C: Approx. 10 ft. (3 m)

Radar Sensors:
underneath the 
rear bumper 
corners

Alert Zone

A

B

C

The transmission is in 

(

D.

Your vehicle speed is 
between 20 mph (32 km/h) 
and 100 mph (160 km/h)

* Not available on all models

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Blind spot information (BSI) System

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Driving

When the system detects a vehicle

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Blind spot information (BSI) System

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You can change the setting for BSI.

Customized Features P. 351

Turn the system off when towing a trailer.
The system may not work properly for the following 
reasons:

The added mass tilts the vehicle and changes the 
radar coverage.

The trailer itself can be detected by the radar 
sensors, causing the BSI alert indicators to come on.

BSI may be adversely affected when:

Objects (guard rails, poles, trees, etc,.) are 
detected.

An object that does not reflect radio waves well, 
such as a motorcycle, is in the alert zone.

Driving on a curved road.

A vehicle is moving from a far lane to the adjacent 
lane.

The system picks up external electrical interference.

The rear bumper or the sensors have been improperly 
repaired or the rear bumper has been deformed.

The orientation of the sensors has been changed.

In bad weather (Heavy rain, snow, and fog).

Making a turn at an intersection.

Driving on a bumpy road.

Making a short turn that slightly tilts the vehicle.

Comes on when

A vehicle enters the alert zone from behind 
to overtake you with a speed difference of 
no more than 31 mph (50 km/h) from your 
vehicle.

You pass a vehicle with a speed difference 
of no more than 12 mph (20 km/h).

BSI Alert Indicator: Located on the outside 
rearview mirror on both sides.

Blinks and the beeper sounds when

You move the turn signal lever in the direction 
of the detected vehicle. The beeper sounds 
three times.

Comes On

Blinks

* Not available on all models

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Blind spot information (BSI) System

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Driving

1

Blind spot information (BSI) System

*

For proper BSI use:

Always keep the rear bumper corner area clean.

Do not cover the rear bumper corner area with 
labels or stickers of any kind. 

Take your vehicle to a dealer if you need the rear 
bumper corner area or the radar sensors to be repaired, 
or the rear bumper corner area is strongly impacted.

The system does not operate when in 

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R.

* Not available on all models

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When Driving

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LaneWatch

TM

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Continued

Driving

LaneWatch

TM

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LaneWatch is an assistance system that allows you to check the passenger side rear 
areas displayed on the audio/information screen when the turn signal is activated to 
the passenger’s side. A camera in the passenger side door mirror monitors these 
areas and allows you to check for vehicle, in addition to your visual check and use of 
the passenger door mirror. You can also keep the system on for your convenience 
while driving.

1

LaneWatch

TM

*

Important Safety Reminder
Like all assistance systems, LaneWatch has 
limitations. Over reliance on LaneWatch may result in 
a collision.

The LaneWatch function can be affected by weather, 
lighting (including headlights and low sun angle), 
ambient darkness, camera condition, and loading.

The LaneWatch may not provide the intended display 
of traffic to the side and rear under the following 
conditions:

Your vehicle’s suspension has been altered, 
changing the height of the vehicle. 

Your tires are over or under inflated.

Your tires or wheels are of varied size or construction.

3

WARNING

Failure to visually confirm that it is safe to 
change lanes before doing so may result in 
a crash and serious injury or death.

Do not rely only on LaneWatch while 
driving.

Always look in your mirrors, to either side 
of your vehicle, and behind you for other 
vehicles before changing lanes.

Camera

Audio/Information Screen

Move the turn signal 
lever to the passenger 
side.

Press the LaneWatch 
button.

Pull the turn signal 
lever back.

Press the LaneWatch 
button again.

The passenger side view 
display appears on the 
audio/information screen.

The system activates when you:

The system deactivates when you:

* Not available on all models

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LaneWatch

TM

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Driving

Customizing the LaneWatch settings

You can customize the following items using the audio/information screen.
• Show with Turn Signal: Selects whether LaneWatch monitor comes on when 

you operate the turn signal light lever.

• Display Time after Turn Signal Off: Changes the remaining Lane Watch 

display time after you pull the turn signal lever back.

• Reference Line: Selects whether the reference lines appear on the LaneWatch 

monitor.

• Display: Adjusts display settings.

Customized Features P. 351

Reference Lines

Three lines that appear on the screen can give 
an idea of how far the vehicles or objects on 
the screen are from your vehicle, respectively. 
If an object is near line 1 (in red), it indicates 
that it is close to your vehicle whereas an 
object near line 3 farther away.

1

LaneWatch

TM

*

The LaneWatch camera view is restricted. Its unique 
lens makes objects on the screen look slightly 
different from what they are.

LaneWatch display does not come on when the shift 
lever is in 

(

R.

For proper LaneWatch operation:

The camera is located in the passenger side door 
mirror. Always keep this area clean. If the camera 
lens is covered with dirt or moisture, use a soft, 
moist cloth to keep the lens clean and free of debris.

Do not cover the camera lens with labels or stickers 
of any kind.

Do not touch the camera lens.

2

3

1

1

Reference Lines

The area around the reference line 1 (red) is very close to 
your vehicle. As always, make sure to visually confirm 
the safety of a lane change before changing lanes.

The distance between your vehicle and lines 1, 2 and 
3 on the screen vary depending on road conditions 
and vehicle loading. For example, the reference lines 
on the screen may seem to appear closer than the 
actual distances when the rear of your vehicle is more 
heavily loaded.

Consult a dealer if:

The passenger side door mirror, or area around it is 
severely impacted, resulting in changing the 
camera angle.

The LaneWatch display does not come on at all.

* Not available on all models

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Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System

TM

*

Driving

Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System

TM

*

When the system senses a loss of front wheel traction, it automatically transfers 
some power to the rear wheels. This allows you to utilize all available traction and 
may increase mobility.

You still need to exercise the same care when accelerating, steering, and braking 
that you would in a two wheel drive vehicle.

If you excessively spin all four wheels and overheat the AWD system, only the front 
wheels receive power. Stop until the system cools down.

1

Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System

TM

*

NOTICE

Do not continuously spin the front tires of your 
vehicle. Continuously spinning the front tires can 
cause transmission or rear differential damage.

The AWD system may not function properly if tire 
type and size are mixed. Make sure to use the same 
size and type of tire, and the air pressures as 
specified.

Tire and Wheel Replacement P. 603

* Not available on all models

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Driving

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Instead of directly measuring the pressure in each tire, the TPMS on this vehicle 
monitors and compares the rolling radius and rotational characteristics of each 
wheel and tire while you are driving to determine if one or more tires are 
significantly under-inflated. This will cause the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator to 
come on and a message to appear on the driver information interface

*

.

You must start TPMS calibration every time you:
• Adjust the pressure in one or more tires.
• Rotate the tires.
• Replace one or more tires.

Before calibrating the TPMS:
• Set the cold tire pressure in all four tires.

Checking Tires P. 597

Make sure:
• The vehicle is at a complete stop.
• The shift lever is in 

(

P.

• The ignition switch is in ON 

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w

*1

.

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an 
ignition switch.

TPMS Calibration

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

The system does not monitor the tires when driving 
at low speed.

Conditions such as low ambient temperature and 
altitude change directly affect tire pressure and can 
trigger the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator to come on.

Tire pressure checked and inflated in:

Warm weather can become under-inflated in 
colder weather.

Cold weather can become over-inflated in warmer 
weather.

The low tire pressure indicator will not come on as a 
result of over inflation.

The TPMS may not function properly if tire type and 
size are mixed. Make sure to use the same size and 
type of tire.

Checking and Maintaining Tires P. 597

The low tire pressure/TPMS indicator may come on 
with a delay or may not come on at all when:

You rapidly accelerate, decelerate, or turn the 
steering wheel.

You drive on snowy or slippery roads.

Snow chains are used.

The low tire pressure/TPMS indicator may come on 
under the following conditions:

A compact spare tire is used.

There is a heavier and uneven load on the tires, 
such as when towing a trailer, than the condition at 
calibration.

Snow chains are used.

* Not available on all models

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Driving

Press and hold the TPMS button until the low 
tire pressure/TPMS indicator blinks twice, 
indicating the calibration process has begun.
• If the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator does 

not blink, confirm the above conditions 
then press and hold the TPMS button again.

• The calibration process finishes 

automatically.

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TPMS Calibration

TPMS cannot be calibrated if a compact spare tire is 
installed.

The calibration process requires approximately 30 
minutes of cumulative driving at speeds between 
30-65 mph (48-105 km/h).

During calibration, if the ignition is turned off then 
on again, and the vehicle is not moved within 45 
seconds, the low tire pressure indicator may come 
on briefly. This is normal and indicates that the 
calibration process is not yet complete.

If the snow chains are installed, remove them before 
calibrating the TPMS.

If the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator comes on even 
when the properly inflated specified regular tires are 
installed, have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

We recommend that the tires be replaced with the 
same brand, model, and size as the originals. Ask a 
dealer for details.

TPMS 
Button

Low Tire Pressure/
TPMS Indicator

Models with information display

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

520

Driving

You can calibrate the system from the customized 
features on the driver information interface.
1. Press the 

 then 

/

 button to select 

 (Vehicle Settings), then press the 

ENTER button.

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TPMS Calibration appears on the display.

2. Press the ENTER button.

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The display switches to the 
customization setup screen, where you 
can select Cancel or Calibrate.

3. Press the 

/

 button and select 

Calibrate, then press the ENTER button.

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Calibration Started screen appears, 
then the display returns to the 
customization menu screen.

• If the Calibration Failed to Start message 

appears, repeat steps 2-3.

• The calibration process finishes automatically.

1

TPMS Calibration

The indicators for the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) 
with Low Speed Follow (LSF)

*

, Road Departure 

Mitigation (RDM)

*

, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) 

system, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) OFF, low tire 
pressure/TPMS, Collision Mitigation Braking System

TM

 

(CMBS

TM

)

*

, and Parking Brake and Brake System 

(Amber) may come on along with a message in the 
Driver Information Interface after reconnecting the 
battery. Drive a short distance at more than 12 mph 
(20 km/h). The indicator should go off. If it does not, 
have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

Models with color audio system
Models with driver information interface

3 4

3 4

* Not available on all models

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Driving

You can calibrate the system from the 
customized feature on the audio/information 
screen.
1. Turn the ignition switch to ON 

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*1

.

2. Select .
3. Select Settings.
4. Select Vehicle.
5. Select TPMS Calibration.
6. Select Cancel or Calibrate.

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When the calibration is complete, the 
display returns to the customization 
menu screen.

• If the Unable to initialize TPMS. message 

appears, repeat steps 4-5.

• The calibration process finishes 

automatically.

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an 
ignition switch.

Models with Display Audio

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Required Federal Explanation

Driving

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Required 
Federal Explanation

Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked 
monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure 
recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard 
or tire inflation pressure label.

(If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated 
on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should 
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)

As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with 
a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low 
tire pressure telltale 

when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.

Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you 
should stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate 
them to the proper pressure.

Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to 
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces 
fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle's 
handling and stopping ability.

U.S. models

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Required Federal Explanation

Driving

Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire 
maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain 
correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached the 
level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale.

Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction 
indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly. 
The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire 
pressure telltale. When the system detects a malfunction, the 
telltale will flash for approximately one minute and then remain 
continuously illuminated. This sequence will continue upon 
subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.

When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may 
not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure as intended.

TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons, including 
the installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the 
vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly.

Always check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or 
more tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the 
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to 
continue to function properly.

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Driving

Braking

Brake System

Use the parking brake to keep the vehicle stationary when parked. When the 
parking brake is applied, you can manually or automatically release it.

To apply

The electric parking brake can be applied any 
time the vehicle has battery, no matter which 
position the ignition switch

*1

 is in.

Pull the electric parking brake switch up gently 
and securely.

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The parking brake indicator comes on.

To release

The vehicle must be ON 

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*1

 in order to 

release the electric parking brake.
1. Depress the brake pedal.
2. Press the electric parking brake switch.

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The parking brake indicator goes off.

Manually releasing the parking brake using 
the switch helps your vehicle start slowly and 
smoothly when facing down hill on steep hills.

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an 
ignition switch.

Parking Brake

1

Parking Brake

You may hear the electric parking brake system 
operating from the rear wheel area when you apply 
or release the parking brake. This is normal.

The brake pedal may slightly move due to the electric 
parking brake system operation when you apply or 
release the parking brake. This is normal.

You cannot apply or release the parking brake if the 
battery goes dead.

Jump Starting P. 629

If you pull up and hold the electric parking brake switch 
while driving, the brakes on all four wheels are applied 
by the VSA® system until the vehicle come to a stop. The 
electric parking brake then applies, and the switch 
should be released.

In the following situations, the parking brake 
automatically operates.

When the vehicle stops with the automatic brake 
hold system activated for more than 10 minutes.

When the driver’s seat belt is unfastened while your 
vehicle is stopped and the brake hold system is applied.

When the engine is turned off while the brake hold 
system is applied.

When there is a problem with the brake hold 
system while brake hold is applied.

When the vehicle is stops more than 10 minutes 
while ACC with LSF is activated.

When the driver’s seat belt is unfastened while your 
vehicle is stopped automatically by ACC with LSF.

When the engine is turned off while ACC with LSF 
is activated.

Models with ACC with LSF

Electric Parking 
Brake Switch

Electric Parking 
Brake Switch

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Braking

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Brake System

Driving

Automatic parking brake feature operation

If the automatic parking brake feature has been activated:
• The parking brake is applied automatically when you turn the ignition switch to 

LOCK 

(

0

*1

.

• To confirm that the parking brake is applied, check if the parking brake indicator 

is on.

Activating and deactivating the automatic parking brake feature P. 526

To release automatically

Use the accelerator pedal to release the parking brake when you are starting the 
vehicle facing uphill, or in a traffic jam.
Depressing the accelerator pedal releases the parking brake.

Gently depress the accelerator pedal.

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The parking brake indicator goes off.

The parking brake automatically releases as you depress the accelerator pedal when:
• You are wearing the driver’s seat belt.
• The engine is running.
• The transmission is not in 

(

P or 

(

N.

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an 
ignition switch.

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Parking Brake

If the parking brake cannot be released 
automatically, release it manually.

When the vehicle is traveling uphill, the accelerator 
pedal may need to be pressed farther to 
automatically release the electric parking brake.

The parking brake cannot be released automatically 
while the following indicators are on:

Malfunction indicator lamp

Transmission indicator

The parking brake may not be released automatically 
while the following indicators are on:

Brake system indicator

VSA® system indicator

ABS indicator

Supplemental restraint system indicator

Accelerator Pedal

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Braking

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Brake System

526

Driving

Activating and deactivating the automatic parking brake feature

With the ignition switch is in ON 

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w

*1

, carry out the following steps to either activate 

or deactivate the automatic parking brake feature.
1. Shift the select lever to 

(

P.

2. Without depressing the brake pedal, pull up and release the parking brake switch.

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Check that the parking brake indicator has come on.

3. Pull up and hold the parking brake switch. When you hear a beeping sound, 

release the switch and within 3 seconds pull up and hold the switch again.

4. When you hear a sound indicating that the procedure is completed, release the 

switch.

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Two beeps indicates that the feature has been activated.

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One beep indicates that the feature has been deactivated.

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When you have completed activating the feature, the parking brake will 
remain applied after you turn off the engine.

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To confirm that the parking brake is applied, check if the parking brake 
indicator is on.

If you need to temporarily deactivate the feature for when putting your vehicle 
through a conveyor type car wash or when having your vehicle towed. You can 
follow the procedure explained below.
1. Depress the brake pedal and bring the vehicle to a stop.
2. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK 

(

0

*1

 and then within 2 seconds push down the 

parking brake switch.

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Activation and deactivation settings for the feature will not be affected.

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Before temporarily deactivating the feature, make sure to first turn off both 
ACC with LSF and the automatic brake hold system.

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To confirm that the parking brake is applied, check if the parking brake 
indicator is on.

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an 
ignition switch.

1

Parking brake system

In cold climates, the parking brake may freeze in 
place if applied.

When parking the vehicle, chock the wheels and 
make sure the automatic parking brake feature is 
deactivated.

Also, when putting your vehicle through a conveyor-
type car wash or when having your vehicle towed, 
deactivate the automatic parking brake feature and 
leave the parking brake released.

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Brake System

Driving

Your vehicle is equipped with disc brakes at all four wheels. The brake assist system 
increases the stopping force when you depress the brake pedal hard in an 
emergency situation. The anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps you retain steering 
control when braking very hard.

Brake Assist System P. 531
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) P. 530

Foot Brake

1

Foot Brake

Check the brakes after driving through deep water, 
or if there is a buildup of road surface water. If 
necessary, dry the brakes by lightly depressing the 
pedal several times.

If you hear a continuous metallic friction sound when 
applying the brakes, this is caused by the brake wear 
indicator rubbing on the brake rotor and indicates 
that the brake pads need to be replaced. Have the 
vehicle checked by a dealer. If you hear only an 
occasional squeak or squeal when you initially apply 
the brake pedal, this may be normal and caused by 
high frequency vibration of the brake pads against 
the rotating brake disc.

Constantly using the brake pedal while going down a 
long hill builds up heat, which reduces the brake 
effectiveness. Apply engine braking by taking your 
foot off the accelerator pedal and downshifting to a 
lower gear/speed position. With manual transmission 
use a lower gear for greater engine braking.

Do not rest your foot on the brake pedal while 
driving, as it will lightly apply the brakes and cause 
them to lose effectiveness over time and reduce pad 
life. It will also confuse drivers behind you.

Whenever the brakes are activated by CMBS

TM*

 or 

another system that automatically controls braking, 
the brake pedal is depressed and released in 
accordance with braking function.

* Not available on all models

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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