Infiniti QX: Operating range for engine start function - Push-button ignition switch - Starting and driving - Infiniti QX Owner's ManualInfiniti QX: Operating range for engine start function

The operating range for starting the engine

The operating range for starting the engine inside the vehicle 1 is shown in the illustration.
► If the Intelligent Key is on the instrument panel, cargo area, inside the glove box or door pocket, or the corner of interior compartment, it may not be possible to start the engine.
► If the Intelligent Key is near the door or door glass outside the vehicle, it may be possible to start the engine.

When the ignition switch is pushed without

When the ignition switch is pushed without depressing the brake pedal, the ignition switch position will change as follows:
► Push center once to change to ACC.
► Push center two times to change to ON.
► Push center three times to change to OFF. (No position illuminates.).
► Push center four times to return to ACC.
► Open or close any door to return to LOCK during the OFF position. The ignition lock is designed so that the ignition switch position cannot be switched to LOCK until the selector lever is moved to the P (Park) position. When the ignition switch cannot be pushed toward the LOCK position, proceed as follows: 1. Move the selector lever into the P (Park) position. 2. Push the ignition switch to the OFF position. The ignition switch position indicator will not illuminate. 3. Open the door. The ignition switch will change to the LOCK position. The selector lever can be moved from the P (Park) position if the ignition switch is in the ON position and the brake pedal is depressed. If the battery of the vehicle is discharged, the push-button ignition switch cannot be turned from the LOCK position. Some indicators and warnings for operation are displayed on the dot matrix liquid crystal display between the speedometer and tachometer. (See “Dot matrix liquid crystal display” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section.)

    Push-button ignition switch
    WARNING Do not operate the push-button ignition switch while driving the vehicle except in an emergency. (The engine will stop when the ignition switch is pushed 3 consecutive times or the ...

    Push-button ignition switch positions
    LOCK (Normal parking position) The ignition switch can only be locked in this position. The ignition switch will be unlocked when it is pushed to the ACC position while carrying the Intellige ...

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