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Important safety notes

WARNING Inhalation of exhaust gas is hazardous to your 
Inhalation of exhaust gas is hazardous to your health. All exhaust gas contains carbon monoxide (CO), and inhaling it can cause unconsciousness and possible death.
Do not run the engine in confined areas (such as a garage) which are not properly ventilated.
If you think that exhaust gas fumes are entering the vehicle while driving, have the cause determined and corrected immediately. If you must drive under these conditions, drive only with at least one window fully open at all times.

when starting the engine. Do not depress the accelerator pedal when starting the engine.

catalytic converter is preheated for up to Vehicles with a gasoline engine: the catalytic converter is preheated for up to 30 seconds after a cold start. During this time, the engine sound may be different.

Automatic transmission

Shift the transmission to position P.

The transmission position display in the multifunction display shows P.

transmission is in position N. You can also start the engine when the transmission is in position N.

Starting procedure with the SmartKey

instead of KEYLESS-GO, pull the Start/ To start the engine using the SmartKey instead of KEYLESS-GO, pull the Start/ Stop button out of the ignition lock.

To start a gasoline engine: turn the SmartKey to position 3 in the ignition lock and release it as soon as the engine is running.

To start a diesel engine: turn the SmartKey to position 2 in the ignition lock.

The instrument cluster lights up. preglow indicator lamp in the instrument cluster lights up.

When the goes out, turn the SmartKey to position 3 and release it as soon as the preglow indicator lamp goes out, turn the SmartKey to position 3 and release it as soon as the engine is running.

if the engine is warm. You can start the engine without preglow if the engine is warm.

Using KEYLESS-GO to start the engine

WARNING As long as the SmartKey is in your vehicle, the 
As long as the SmartKey is in your vehicle, the vehicle can be started. Therefore, never leave children unattended in the vehicle, as they could otherwise accidentally start the engine.
When leaving the vehicle, always take the SmartKey with you and lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. A child's unsupervised access to a vehicle could result in an accident and/or serious personal injury.

start the vehicle without inserting the The Start/Stop button can be used to start the vehicle without inserting the SmartKey into the ignition lock. The Start/ Stop button must be inserted into the ignition lock and the SmartKey must be in the vehicle.

Depress the brake pedal and keep it depressed.
To start a gasoline engine: press the Start/Stop button once.

The engine starts.
To start a diesel engine: press the Start/ Stop button once.

Preglow is activated and the engine starts.

shortened. If the engine is warm, the preglow time is shortened.

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