Sunteți pe pagina 1din 504

ENGLISH 22.

0 mm

SERVICE STATION INFORMATION

Fuel recommendation: Brake and clutch fluid:


See page 1-1 DOT4 or SAE J1704

Engine oil recommendation: TCSS transaxle oil:


Gasoline engine: “SUZUKI TCSS GEAR OIL 0001” or “PETRONAS
(M16A engine models) TUTELA TRANSMISSION GEARFORCE”
Classification: ACEA A1/B1, A3/B3, A3/B4, A5/B5
API SL, SM or SN TCSS actuation tank fluid:
ILSAC GF-3, GF-4 or GF-5 “SUZUKI TCSS ACTUATOR FLUID 1001” or
Viscosity: SAE 0W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30, 10W-40 “PETRONAS TUTELA CS SPEED”
(K10C and K14C engine models)
Classification: ACEA A1/B1, A3/B3, A3/B4, A5/B5 Automatic transaxle fluid:

OWNER’S MANUAL
SUZUKI AT-OIL AW-1
SX4

API SL, SM or SN
ILSAC GF-3, GF-4 or GF-5
Tire cold pressure:
Viscosity: SAE 5W-30, 10W-30, 10W-40
See the “Tire Information Label” located on the
Diesel engine: driver’s door lock pillar.
Classification: ACEA C2 Keep With Vehicle At All Times.
Viscosity: SAE 0W-30 Contains Important Information
On Safety, Operation & Maintenance.
For further details, see “Engine Oil and Filter” in the
“INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE” section.
99011-83RM0-01E

Part No. 99011-83RM0-01E June, 2016 Printed in Hungary

Suzuki Red: Magenta 100%, Yellow 100%


Suzuki Blue: Cyan 100%, Magenta 70%
Takumi Blue: Cyan 100%, Black 85%
Black

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


ENGLISH 22.0 mm

SERVICE STATION INFORMATION

Fuel recommendation: Brake and clutch fluid:


See page 1-1 DOT4 or SAE J1704

Engine oil recommendation: TCSS transaxle oil:


Gasoline engine: “SUZUKI TCSS GEAR OIL 0001” or “PETRONAS
(M16A engine models) TUTELA TRANSMISSION GEARFORCE”
Classification: ACEA A1/B1, A3/B3, A3/B4, A5/B5
API SL, SM or SN TCSS actuation tank fluid:
ILSAC GF-3, GF-4 or GF-5 “SUZUKI TCSS ACTUATOR FLUID 1001” or
Viscosity: SAE 0W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30, 10W-40 “PETRONAS TUTELA CS SPEED”
(K10C and K14C engine models)
Classification: ACEA A1/B1, A3/B3, A3/B4, A5/B5 Automatic transaxle fluid:

OWNER’S MANUAL
SUZUKI AT-OIL AW-1
SX4 S-CROSS

API SL, SM or SN
ILSAC GF-3, GF-4 or GF-5
Tire cold pressure:
Viscosity: SAE 5W-30, 10W-30, 10W-40
See the “Tire Information Label” located on the
Diesel engine: driver’s door lock pillar.
Classification: ACEA C2 Keep With Vehicle At All Times.
Viscosity: SAE 0W-30 Contains Important Information
On Safety, Operation & Maintenance.
For further details, see “Engine Oil and Filter” in the
“INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE” section.
99011-83RM0-01E

Part No. 99011-83RM0-01E June, 2016 Printed in Hungary

Suzuki Red: Magenta 100%, Yellow 100%


Suzuki Blue: Cyan 100%, Magenta 70%
Takumi Blue: Cyan 100%, Black 85%
Black

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


This owner’s manual applies to the SX4 series.

83RM018

NOTE: The illustrated model is one of the SX4 series.

Copyright © 2016 All Rights Reserved


No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or
mechanical, for any purpose, without the express written permission of Magyar Suzuki Corporation Ltd.

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


FOREWORD IMPORTANT
This manual should be considered a per- All information in this manual is based WARNING/ CAUTION/NOTICE/
manent part of the vehicle and should on the latest product information avail- NOTE
remain with the vehicle when resold or oth- able at the time of publication. Due to Please read this manual and follow its
erwise transferred to a new owner or oper- improvements or other changes, there instructions carefully. To emphasize spe-
ator. Please read this manual carefully may be discrepancies between informa- cial information, the symbol and the
before operating your new SUZUKI and tion in this manual and your vehicle. words WARNING, CAUTION, NOTICE
review the manual from time to time. It MAGYAR SUZUKI CORPORATION and NOTE have special meanings. Pay
contains important information on safety, reserves the right to make production particular attention to messages high-
operation and maintenance. changes at any time, without notice and lighted by these signal words:
without incurring any obligation to
make the same or similar changes to WARNING
vehicles previously built or sold.
Indicates a potential hazard that
This vehicle may not comply with stan- could result in death or serious
dards or regulations of other countries. injury.
Before attempting to register this vehi-
cle in any other country, check all appli-
cable regulations and make any CAUTION
necessary modifications. Indicates a potential hazard that
could result in minor or moderate
injury.
NOTE:
Please see the warning label of which NOTICE
name is “Air bag symbol meaning” in the
Indicates a potential hazard that
“BEFORE DRIVING” section for a frontal
protection air bag. could result in vehicle damage.

NOTE:
Indicates special information to make
maintenance easier or instructions clearer.

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


MODIFICATION WARNING
WARNING
Do not modify this vehicle. Modifica-
tion could adversely affect safety,
handling, performance, or durability
and may violate governmental regula-
tions. In addition, damage or perfor-
mance problems resulting from
modification may not be covered
under warranty.

75F135
NOTICE
The circle with a slash in this manual
Improper installation of mobile com-
means “Don’t do this” or “Don’t let this hap-
pen”. munication equipment such as cellu-
lar telephones or CB (Citizen’s Band)
radios may cause electronic interfer-
ence with your vehicle’s ignition sys-
tem, resulting in vehicle performance
problems. Consult your SUZUKI
dealer or qualified service technician
for advice on installing such mobile
communication equipment.

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing SUZUKI and welcome to our growing family. Your choice was a wise one; SUZUKI products are a great value
that will give you years of driving pleasure.

This Owner’s Manual was prepared to help you have a safe, enjoyable, and trouble-free experience with your SUZUKI. In it you will learn
about the vehicle’s operation, its safety features and maintenance requirements. Please read it carefully before operating your vehicle.
Afterwards, keep this Manual in the glove box for future reference.

Should you resell the vehicle, please leave this Manual with it for the next owner.

In addition to the Owner’s Manual, the other booklets provided with your SUZUKI explain the vehicle’s warranties. We recommend you
read them as well to familiarize yourself with this important information.

When planning the regular scheduled maintenance of your SUZUKI, we recommend you visit your local SUZUKI dealership. Their fac-
tory-trained technicians will provide the best possible service and use only genuine SUZUKI parts and accessories.

NOTE:
“SUZUKI dealer” means Authorized Suzuki Service Workshop (in Europe).

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


RECOMMENDATION OF GENUINE SUZUKI PARTS AND ACCESSORIES USE
SUZUKI strongly recommends the use of genuine SUZUKI parts* and accessories. Genuine SUZUKI parts and accessories are built to
the highest standards of quality and performance, and are designed to fit your vehicle’s exact specifications.
A wide variety of non-genuine replacement parts and accessories for SUZUKI vehicles are currently available in the market. Using these
parts and accessories can affect the vehicle performance and shorten its useful life. Therefore, installation of non-genuine SUZUKI parts
and accessories is not covered under warranty.

Non-Genuine SUZUKI Parts and Accessories


Some parts and accessories may be approved by certain authorities in your country.
Some parts and accessories are sold as SUZUKI-authorized replacement parts and accessories. Some genuine SUZUKI parts and
accessories are sold as re-use parts and accessories. These parts and accessories are non-genuine SUZUKI parts and accessories and
use of these parts is not covered under warranty.

Re-use of Genuine SUZUKI Parts and Accessories


The resale or re-use of the following items which could give rise to safety hazards for users is expressly forbidden:
• Air bag components and all other pyrotechnic items, including their components (e.g. cushion, control devices and sensors)
• Seat belt system, including their components (e.g. webbing, buckles, and retractors)
The air bag and seat belt pretensioner components contain explosive chemicals. These components should be removed and disposed
of properly by SUZUKI-authorized service shop or scrap yard to avoid unintended explosion before scrapping.

*The parts remanufactured under SUZUKI’s approval can be used as genuine SUZUKI parts in Europe.

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


SERVICE STATION GUIDE
1. Fuel (see section 1)
2. Engine hood (see section 5)
3. Tire changing tools (see section 8)
4. Engine oil dipstick <Yellow> 5 (D16AA Diesel engine)
(see section 7)
5. Engine coolant (see section 7) 8 (RHD)
6. Windshield washer fluid
(see section 7)
6
7. Battery (see section 7) 2 1
8. Tire pressure (see Tire Information (RHD)
Label on driver’s door lock pillar) 5
9. Spare tire (see section 7) / 3
2 4
Flat Tire Repair Kit (see section 8) 9

(LHD)
7 2 1

8 (LHD) 1

83RM006

LHD: Left Hand Drive


RHD: Right Hand Drive

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


MEMO

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


TABLE OF CONTENTS FUEL RECOMMENDATION 1

BEFORE DRIVING 2

OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE 3

DRIVING TIPS 4

OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT 5

VEHICLE LOADING AND TOWING 6

INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE 7

EMERGENCY SERVICE 8

APPEARANCE CARE 9

GENERAL INFORMATION 10

SPECIFICATIONS 11

SUPPLEMENT 12

INDEX 13

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


ILLUSTRATED TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXTERIOR, FRONT EXAMPLE


1. Engine Hood (P.5-2)
2. Windshield Wiper (P.2-106)
3. Sunroof (if equipped) (P.5-9) 1 2 3 4
4. Roof Rails (if equipped) (P.5-19)
5. Frame Hook (P.5-20)
6. Radar Sensor (if equipped) (P.3-97)
7. Parking Sensor (if equipped) (P.3-61)
8. Front Fog Light (if equipped)
(P.2-103, 7-56)/
Daytime Running Light (D.R.L.)
(if equipped) (P.2-103, 7-57)
9. Headlight (P.2-98, 7-53)
10. Outside Rearview Mirror (P.2-23)
11. Door Locks (P.2-2)

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

83RM019

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


ILLUSTRATED TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXTERIOR, REAR EXAMPLE


1. Radio Antenna (P.5-38)
2. High-mount Stop Light (P.7-60)
3. Rear Window Wiper (P.2-109) 1 2 3
4. Fuel Filler Cap (P.5-1)
5. Rear Combination Light (P.7-58)
6. Reversing Light (P.7-59)
7. Rearview Camera (if equipped)
(P.3-68)
8. Rear Fog Light (P.2-103, 7-62)
9. License Plate Light (P.7-60)
10. Tailgate (P.2-5)

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

61MM0A037

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


ILLUSTRATED TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTERIOR, FRONT EXAMPLE


1. Electric Window Controls (P.2-19)/
Electric Mirrors Control
Switch (P.2-23)/ 1 2 3
Outside Rearview Mirrors A
Folding Switch (if equipped) (P.2-24)
2. Front Passenger’s Front
Air Bag (P.2-52)
3. Glove Box (P.5-11)/
Air Bag Deactivation Switch (P.2-61)
4. Front Seats (P.2-24)/ B C
Side Air Bags (P.2-56)
5. Parking Brake Lever (P.3-10)
6. Front Armrest with Console
Box (if equipped) (P.5-14)
7. Driving Mode Switch (if equipped)
(P.3-36)

4 5 6 7

61MM0A038

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


ILLUSTRATED TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Sun Visor (P.5-4)


2.
3.
Front Interior Light (P.5-5, 7-62)
Inside Rearview Mirror (P.2-22)
VIEW A EXAMPLE
4. Overhead Console (if equipped)
(P.5-12) 1 2
5. Sunroof Switch (if equipped) (P.5-9)
6. Hands-free Microphone (if equipped)
(P.5-65)

3 4 5 6

61MM0A039

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


ILLUSTRATED TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Lighting Control Lever (P.2-98)/


Turn Signal Control Lever (P.2-104)
2. Remote Audio Controls (if equipped)
VIEW B 1 2 3 EXAMPLE
(P.5-76)
3. Driver’s Front Air Bag (P.2-52)
4. Engine Hood Release Handle (P.5-2)
5. Headlight Leveling Switch
(if equipped) (P.2-104)/
Front Fog Light Switch (if equipped)
(P.2-103)/
ESP® OFF Switch (P.3-73)/
Parking Sensor Switch (if equipped)
(P.3-61)/
“ENG A-STOP OFF” Switch
(if equipped) (P.3-42)/
“Radar Brake Support OFF” Switch
(if equipped) (P.3-96)/
“FAR/NEAR setting” Switch
(if equipped) (P.3-94)
6. Driver’s Knee Air Bag (P.2-52)
7. Tilt/Telescoping (if equipped) Steering
Lock Lever (P.2-110)
8. Fuel Lid Opener Lever (P.5-1)

4 5 6 7

61MM0A089

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


ILLUSTRATED TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Adaptive Cruise Control Switch


(if equipped) (P.3-51)/
Cruise Control Switches (if equipped)
VIEW C 1 2 3 4 5 6 EXAMPLE
(P.3-57)/
Speed Limiter Switches (if equipped)
(P.3-59)
2. Instrument Cluster (P.2-63)/
Information Display (P.2-66)
3. Windshield Wiper and Washer
Lever (P.2-106)/
Rear Window Wiper and
Washer Switch (P.2-109)
4. Audio (if equipped) (P.5-39)
5. Hazard Warning Switch (P.2-106)
6. Front Passenger Air Bag Deactivation
System indicator (P.2-61)
7. Fuses (P.7-51)
8. Ignition Switch (Vehicle without
Keyless Push Start System) (P.3-3)
9. Engine Switch (Vehicle with Keyless
Push Start System) (P.3-5)
10. Gearshift Lever (P.3-20)
11. Front Seat Heater Switch
(if equipped) (P.2-26)
12. Accessory Socket (P.5-8)
13. Heating and Air Conditioning
System (P.5-23)/
Heated Rear Window and Heated 7 8 9
Outside Rearview Mirrors
(if equipped) Switch (P.2-111)

10 11 12 13
61MM0A092

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


ILLUSTRATED TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTERIOR, REAR EXAMPLE


1. Seat Belts (P.2-31)
2. Center Interior Light (P.5-5, 7-62)
3. Assist Grip (P.5-11) 1 2 3 2 4 5
4. Lap-Shoulder Belt with Detachable
Connector (P.2-34)
5. Side Curtain Air Bags (P.2-56)
6. Rear Seats (P.2-27)
7. Rear Armrest with Cup
Holders (if equipped) (P.5-15)

6 7

61MM0A041

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


ILLUSTRATED TABLE OF CONTENTS

LUGGAGE EXAMPLE
1 2
COMPARTMENT
1. Shopping Hook (P.5-17) 3 4 5
2. Luggage Compartment
Cover (if equipped) (P.5-18)
3. Accessory Socket (if equipped)
(P.5-8)
4. Luggage Compartment
Light (if equipped) (P.5-5, 7-62)
5. Cargo Net
Hooks (if equipped) (P.5-18)
6. Luggage Compartment Pocket
(P.5-16)
7. Spare Tire (if equipped)
(P.7-46, 8-1)
8. Wheel Brace (P.8-1)
9. Jack (if equipped) (P.8-1)
10. Jack Handle (P.8-1)
11. Towing Hook (P.5-20)
12. Luggage Compartment 12
Board (if equipped) (P.5-18)
13. Flat Tire Repair Kit (if equipped) 6 7 8 9 10 11
(P.8-5)
Models with flat tire repair kit
13

83RM053

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


ILLUSTRATED TABLE OF CONTENTS

MEMO

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


FUEL RECOMMENDATION

FUEL RECOMMENDATION 1
Fuel Recommendation ........................................................ 1-1

65D394

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


FUEL RECOMMENDATION

Gasoline/Ethanol blends
Fuel Recommendation Blends of unleaded gasoline and ethanol NOTICE
(grain alcohol), also known as gasohol, are
commercially available in some areas. The fuel tank has an air space to
Blends of this type may be used in your allow for fuel expansion in hot
Gasoline Engine vehicle if they are no more than 10% etha- weather. If you continue to add fuel
nol ( ). Make sure this gasoline-ethanol after the filler nozzle has automati-
blend has octane ratings no lower than cally shut off or an initial blowback
EXAMPLE occurs, the air chamber will become
those recommended for gasoline.
full. Exposure to heat when fully
Gasoline/Methanol blends fuelled in this manner will result in
Blends of unleaded gasoline and methanol leakage due to fuel expansion. To
(wood alcohol) are also commercially prevent such fuel leakage, stop filling
available in some areas. DO NOT USE after the filler nozzle has automati-
fuels containing more than 5% methanol cally shut off, or when using an alter-
under any circumstances. Fuel system native non-automatic system, initial
damage or vehicle performance problems vent blowback occurs.
or resulting from the use of such fuels are not
the responsibility of SUZUKI and may not NOTICE
be covered under the New Vehicle War-
83RM082 ranty. Be careful not to spill fuel containing
Fuels containing 5% or less methanol may alcohol while refueling. If fuel is
You must use unleaded gasoline with an be suitable for use in your vehicle if they spilled on the vehicle body, wipe it up
octane number (RON) of 91 or higher (or contain cosolvents and corrosion inhibi- immediately. Fuels containing alco-
RON of 95 or higher if it is stated on the tors. hol can cause paint damage, which is
fuel filler lid). These vehicles are also iden- not covered under the New Vehicle
tified by a label attached near the fuel filler NOTE: Limited Warranty.
pipe that states: “UNLEADED FUEL If you are not satisfied with the driveability
ONLY”, “NUR UNVERBLEITES BENZIN”, or fuel economy of your vehicle when you
“ENDAST BLYFRI BENSIN” or “SOLO are using a gasoline/alcohol blend, you
GASOLINA SIN PLOMO”. should switch back to unleaded gasoline
If the “RON 95” label is attached, you must containing no alcohol.
use unleaded gasoline with an octane
number (RON) of 95 or higher.

1-1

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


FUEL RECOMMENDATION

Diesel Engine NOTICE


The diesel fuel should be with Cetane Be careful not to spill fuel containing
Index higher than 50 and sulfur content alcohol while refueling. If fuel is
less than 10 ppm (parts per million) and up spilled on the vehicle body, wipe it up
to 7 % of Biodiesel ( ) as FAME (Fatty immediately. Fuels containing alco-
Acid Methyl Ester). You should use the die- hol can cause paint damage, which is
sel fuel conformable to EN590 that corre- not covered under the New Vehicle
sponded to Euro VI emission control. Limited Warranty.
Do not use marine diesel fuel, heating oils
and so on forth. If you use improper diesel
fuel, it may cause serious engine damage.

NOTICE
The fuel tank has an air space to
allow for fuel expansion in hot
weather. If you continue to add fuel
after the filler nozzle has automati-
cally shut off or an initial blowback
occurs, the air chamber will become
full. Exposure to heat when fully
fuelled in this manner will result in
leakage due to fuel expansion. To
prevent such fuel leakage, stop filling
after the filler nozzle has automati-
cally shut off, or when using an alter-
native non-automatic system, initial
vent blowback occurs.

1-2

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


FUEL RECOMMENDATION

MEMO

1-3

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

BEFORE DRIVING
Keys ...................................................................................... 2-1
Door Locks .......................................................................... 2-2 2
Keyless Push Start System Remote Controller/
Keyless Entry System Transmitter .................................... 2-6
Theft Deterrent Alarm System (if equipped) ..................... 2-16
Windows .............................................................................. 2-19
Mirrors .................................................................................. 2-22
Front Seats .......................................................................... 2-24
Rear Seats ............................................................................ 2-27
Seat Belts and Child Restraint Systems ........................... 2-31
Child Restraint System for Countries applied for
UN Regulation No.16 ........................................................... 2-42
Supplemental Restraint System (air bags) ....................... 2-51
Instrument Cluster .............................................................. 2-63
Speedometer ....................................................................... 2-64
Tachometer .......................................................................... 2-64
60G404
Fuel Gauge ........................................................................... 2-64
Temperature Gauge ............................................................ 2-65
Brightness Control .............................................................. 2-65
Information Display ............................................................. 2-66
Warning and Indicator Lights ............................................ 2-85
Lighting Control Lever ........................................................ 2-98
Front Fog Light Switch (if equipped) .............................. 2-103
Headlight Leveling Switch (if equipped) ......................... 2-104
Turn Signal Control Lever ................................................ 2-104
Hazard Warning Switch .................................................... 2-106
Windshield Wiper and Washer Lever .............................. 2-106
Tilt/Telescoping (if equipped) Steering Lock Lever ....... 2-110
Horn .................................................................................... 2-111
Heated Rear Window and Heated Outside Rearview
Mirrors (if equipped) Switch ............................................. 2-111

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

NOTE:
Keys Immobilizer System If the immobilizer/keyless push start sys-
This system is designed to help prevent tem warning light blinks or comes on, a
vehicle theft by electronically disabling the message may be shown on the information
EXAMPLE engine starting system. display.
The engine can be started only with your
vehicle’s original immobilizer ignition key For vehicles without keyless push start
or keyless push start system remote con- system
troller which has an electronic identification If this light blinks, turn the ignition switch to
code programmed into it. The key or the “LOCK” position, then turn it back to
remote controller communicates the identi- the “ON” position.
fication code to the vehicle when the igni- If the light still blinks after the ignition
tion switch is turned to the “ON” position or switch is turned back to the “ON” position,
the engine switch is pressed to change the there may be something wrong with your
ignition mode to “ON”. If you need to make key or with the immobilizer system. Ask
spare keys or remote controllers, see your your SUZUKI dealer to have the system
SUZUKI dealer. The vehicle must be pro- inspected.
54G489 grammed with the correct identification
Your vehicle comes with a pair of identical code for the spare. A key made by an ordi- For vehicles with keyless push start
keys. Keep the spare key in a safe place. nary locksmith will not work. system
One key can open all of the locks on the If this light blinks, change the ignition mode
vehicle. to “LOCK” (OFF), then change back to
“ON”. Also refer to “If the master warning
The key identification number is stamped indicator light blinks and the engine cannot
on a metal tag provided with the keys or on be started” in “Starting the Engine (Vehicle
the keys. Keep the tag (if equipped) in a with Keyless Push Start System)” in the
safe place. If you lose your keys, you will “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.
need this number to have new keys made. If the light still blinks after the ignition mode
80JM122
Write the number below for your future ref- is changed back to “ON”, there may be
erence. If the immobilizer/keyless push start sys- something wrong with your key or with the
tem warning light blinks when the ignition immobilizer system. Ask your SUZUKI
KEY NUMBER: switch is in the “ON” position or the ignition dealer to have the system inspected.
mode is “ON”, the engine will not start.

2-1

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

The immobilizer/keyless push start system This immobilizer system, model I61M0 for
warning light may also blinks if the remote keyless entry model and TWK1A001 for Door Locks
controller is not in the vehicle when you keyless engine start model are in compli-
close the door or attempt to start the ance with the essential requirements and
engine. other provisions of the Directive 1999/5/ Side Door Locks
EC.
NOTE:
• If you lose your immobilizer ignition key
or remote controller, see your SUZUKI Ignition Key Reminder (if equipped)
(2)
dealer as soon as possible to have the A buzzer sounds intermittently to remind
lost one deactivated, then have the new you to remove the ignition key if it is in the
key or remote controller made by them. ignition switch when the driver’s door is (1)
• If you own other vehicles with immobi- opened. (3)
lizer keys, keep those keys away from
the ignition switch or the engine switch
when using your SUZUKI, or the engine
may not be started because they may
interfere with your SUZUKI’s immobilizer
(4)
system.
• If you attach any metal objects to the
60B008
immobilizer key or remote controller, it
may not start the engine. (1) UNLOCK
(2) LOCK
NOTICE (3) Rear
(4) Front
The immobilizer key and remote con-
troller are sensitive electronic instru- To lock a front door from outside the vehi-
ments. To avoid damaging them: cle:
• Do not expose them to impacts,
moisture or high temperature such • Insert the key and turn the top of the key
as on the dashboard under direct toward the rear of the vehicle, or
sunlight. • Turn the lock knob forward, then pull and
• Keep them away from magnetic hold the door handle as you close the
objects. door.

2-2

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

To unlock a front door from outside the NOTE:


vehicle, insert the key and turn the top of Central Door Locking System You can switch the function that unlocks all
the key toward the front of the vehicle. doors from twice operations to once opera-
tion, and vice versa, via the setting mode
(1) of the information display. For details on
(2)
(1) (2) how to use the information display, refer to
“Information Display” in this section.
To unlock the driver’s door only, insert the
(3)
key in that door lock and turn the top of the
key toward the front of the vehicle once.

EXAMPLE
(4)

EXAMPLE (1)
54G294
61MM0A044 (2)
(1) LOCK
(1) LOCK (2) UNLOCK
(2) UNLOCK (3) Rear
(4) Front
To lock a door from inside the vehicle, turn
the lock knob forward. Turn the lock knob You can lock and unlock all doors (includ-
rearward to unlock the door. ing the tailgate) simultaneously by using
To lock a rear door from outside the vehi- the key in the driver’s door lock.
61MM0A045
cle, turn the lock knob forward and close To lock all doors simultaneously, insert the
the door. You do not need to pull and hold key in the driver’s door lock and turn the (1) LOCK
the door handle as you close the door. top of the key toward the rear of the vehi- (2) UNLOCK
cle once.
NOTE: You can also lock or unlock all doors by
Be sure to hold the door handle when you To unlock all doors simultaneously, insert depressing the front or rear of the switch,
close a locked front door, or the door will the key in the driver’s door lock and turn respectively.
not remain locked. the top of the key toward the front of the
vehicle twice.

2-3

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

NOTE: NOTE:
• You can also lock or unlock all doors by • You can also activate the dead lock sys-
operating the transmitter or remote con- tem by operating the transmitter or
troller. Refer to “Keyless Push Start Sys- remote controller. Refer to “Keyless
tem Remote Controller/Keyless Entry Push Start System Remote Controller/
System Transmitter” in this section. Keyless Entry System Transmitter” in
• If your vehicle is equipped with the key- this section.
less push start system, you can also lock • If your vehicle is equipped with the key- Front
or unlock all doors by pushing the less push start system, you can also
request switch. Refer to “Keyless Push activate the dead lock system by push-
Start System Remote Controller/Key- ing the request switch. Refer to “Keyless
less Entry System Transmitter” in this Push Start System Remote Controller/
section. Keyless Entry System Transmitter” in Rear
this section.
83E105
Dead Lock System (if equipped)
WARNING To activate this system:
This system is designed to help prevent Insert the key in the driver’s door lock and
tamper-unlocking of the door locks. Do not activate the dead lock system turn the top of the key toward the rear of
if there are occupants in the vehicle. the vehicle twice within 3 seconds.
You can activate this system by turning the They will be locked in the vehicle and
key in the driver’s door lock. cannot unlock the doors from inside. You cannot use the lock knobs to unlock
the side doors when this system is acti-
NOTE: vated.
• The dead lock system will not operate if
one or more door(s) is(are) not closed
and latched completely. Make sure all
doors (including the tailgate) are com-
pletely closed and latched when activat-
ing the dead lock system.
• The dead lock system is released auto-
matically allowing all the side doors to be
unlocked when the ignition switch is
turned to the “ON” position or the engine
switch is pressed to change the ignition
mode to “ON”.

2-4

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

2 times
Child-Proof Locks (rear door) Tailgate

EXAMPLE EXAMPLE

Front (2)

(1)
Rear

83E107 (1)
To release this system:
To unlock all doors (including the tailgate), 61MM0A046 61MM0A047
insert the key in the driver’s door lock and (1) LOCK (1) Tailgate unlatch switch
turn the top of the key toward the front of (2) UNLOCK
the vehicle twice. You can lock and unlock the tailgate by
Each of the rear doors is equipped with a using the key in the driver’s door lock.
NOTE: child-proof lock which can be used to help
You can switch the function that unlocks all To open the tailgate, push and hold the tail-
prevent unwanted opening of the door
doors from twice operations to once opera- from inside the vehicle. When the lock gate unlatch switch (1) and lift the tailgate.
tion, and vice versa, via the setting mode lever is in the “LOCK” position (1), the rear
of the information display. For details on NOTE:
door can only be opened from outside.
how to use the information display, refer to When the tailgate is closed incompletely,
When the lock lever is in the “UNLOCK”
“Information Display” in this section. follow the procedure below:
position (2), the rear door can be opened
1) Push the tailgate unlatch switch (1) and
To unlock only the driver’s door, insert the from inside or outside.
open the tailgate.
key in that door lock and turn the top of the 2) After a few seconds, close the tailgate.
key toward the front of the vehicle once. WARNING 3) Make sure that the tailgate is closed
Be sure to place the child-proof lock completely.
in the “LOCK” position whenever
children are seated in the rear.

2-5

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

WARNING Keyless Push Start System


Always make sure that the tailgate is Remote Controller/Keyless
closed and latched securely. Com- Entry System Transmitter
pletely closing the tailgate helps pre-
vent occupants from being thrown
from the vehicle in the event of an
Type A Type B
accident. Completely closing it also
helps keep exhaust gases from enter-
ing the vehicle.

If you cannot unlatch the tailgate by push- (2)


ing the unlatch switch (1) due to a dis-
charged battery or malfunction, follow the 54P000205
procedures below to unlatch the tailgate
from inside the vehicle. 2) Push open the tailgate from inside by
1) Remove the luggage compartment pushing up on the emergency lever (2)
cover (if equipped) and fold the rear using a flat-bladed screwdriver or the
seat forward for easier access. Refer to jack handle. The tailgate will be latched
“Folding Rear Seats” section for details again by closing the tailgate simply.
68LM205
on how to fold the rear seat forward.
If the tailgate cannot be unlatched by push- Your vehicle is equipped with either a key-
ing the unlatch switch (1), have the vehicle less push start system remote controller
inspected by your SUZUKI dealer. (Type A) or a keyless entry system trans-
mitter (Type B). The remote controller has
CAUTION a keyless entry system and a keyless push
start system. The transmitter has only a
Make sure there is no one near the keyless entry system. For details, refer to
tailgate when pushing open the tail- the following explanations.
gate from inside the vehicle.

2-6

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

There are two ways to lock or unlock all


WARNING Keyless Push Start System Remote doors (including the tailgate) simultane-
Controller (Type A) ously by operating the remote controller
Radio waves from the keyless push near the vehicle.
start system antenna(s) may interfere The remote controller enables the follow-
with operation of electrical medical ing operations:
• You can lock or unlock the doors by Central door locking system
equipment such as pacemakers. Fail- • To lock all doors, push the “LOCK” but-
ure to take the precautions listed operating the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons
on the remote controller. Refer to the ton (1) once.
below can increase the risk of severe • To unlock only the driver’s door, push the
injury or death due to radio wave explanation in this section.
• You can lock or unlock the doors by “UNLOCK” button (2) once.
interference. • To unlock other doors, push the
• Anyone who uses electrical medi- pushing the request switch. For details,
refer to the explanation in this section. “UNLOCK” button (2) once again.
cal equipment such as a pace-
maker should consult the medical • You can start the engine without using
an ignition key. For details, refer to NOTE:
equipment supplier or their medical You can switch the function that unlocks all
advisor about whether radio waves “Engine Switch” in the “OPERATING
YOUR VEHICLE” section. doors from twice operations to once opera-
from the antenna(s) can interfere tion, and vice versa, via the setting mode
with the medical equipment. of the information display. For details on
• If radio wave interference is a con- how to use the information display, refer to
cern, have the function of the “Information Display” in this section.
antenna(s) disabled by your
(2)
SUZUKI dealer. The turn signal lights will flash once and
the exterior buzzer will sound once when
(1) the doors are locked.

Central door locking system with the


dead lock system (if equipped)
If you want to prevent tamper-unlocking of
the door locks, use this method. When the
dead lock system is activated, operating
68LM206 the lock knobs will not unlock the side
doors.
(1) “LOCK” button
(2) “UNLOCK” button To activate this system:
To lock all doors, push the “LOCK” button
(1) twice within 3 seconds.

2-7

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

To release this system: • If the interior light switch is in the Keyless unlocking/locking using the
• To unlock only the driver’s door, push the “DOOR” position, the interior light will request switches
“UNLOCK” button (2) once. turn on for about 15 seconds and then
• To unlock other doors, push the fade out. If you press the engine switch
“UNLOCK” button (2) once again. during this time, the light will start to fade
out immediately.
NOTE: Be sure the doors are locked after you
You can switch the function that unlocks all operate the “LOCK” button (1).
doors from twice operations to once opera- If no door is opened within about 30 sec-
tion, and vice versa, via the setting mode onds after the “UNLOCK” button (2) is
of the information display. For details on operated, the doors will automatically lock
how to use the information display, refer to again.
“Information Display” in this section.
NOTE:
(1)
WARNING • The maximum operating distance of the EXAMPLE
remote controller is about 5 m (16 ft.),
Do not activate the dead lock system 61MM0A049
but this can vary depending on the sur-
if there are occupants in the vehicle. When the remote controller is within the
roundings, especially near other trans-
They will be locked in the vehicle and operating range described in this section,
mitting devices such as radio towers or
cannot unlock the doors from inside. you can lock or unlock the doors (including
CB (Citizen’s Band) radios.
• The door locks cannot be operated with the tailgate) by pushing the request switch
The turn signal lights will flash once and the remote controller if the ignition mode (1) on the driver’s door handle, front pas-
the exterior buzzer will sound once when is other than the “LOCK” (OFF). senger’s door handle or tailgate. If you
the doors are locked, and then the turn sig- • When any door is open, if you push the want to prevent tamper-unlocking of the
nal lights will flash once and the exterior “LOCK” button on the remote controller, door locks, you can activate the dead lock
buzzer will sound once again when the the exterior buzzer will sound and doors system.
doors are locked with the dead lock sys- cannot be locked.
tem. To lock or dead lock all doors when all
• If you lose one of the remote controllers, doors are unlocked:
With the remote controller inside the vehi- ask your SUZUKI dealer as soon as pos- • To lock all doors, push one of the
cle, if you push the “LOCK” button on the sible for a replacement. Be sure to have request switches once.
remote controller, the exterior buzzer will your dealer program the new remote • To lock all doors with the dead lock sys-
sound and doors cannot be locked. controller code in your vehicle’s memory tem, push one of the request switches
so that the old code is erased. twice within about 3 seconds.
When the doors are unlocked:
• The turn signal lights will flash twice and
the exterior buzzer will sound twice.

2-8

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

The turn signal lights will flash once and during this time, the light will start to fade When the remote controller is within
the exterior buzzer will sound once when out immediately. approximately 80 cm (2 1/2 feet) from a
the doors are locked, and then the turn sig- front door handle or the tailgate switch, you
Be sure the doors are locked after you
nal lights will flash once and the exterior can lock or unlock the doors by pushing
operate the request switch to lock the
buzzer will sound once again when the the request switch.
doors.
doors are locked with the dead lock sys-
tem. NOTE:
NOTE:
• If the remote controller is outside the
• The door locks cannot be operated by
WARNING the request switch under the following
request switch operating range
described above, you will not be able to
Do not activate the dead lock system conditions:
operate the request switch.
if there are occupants in the vehicle. – If any door is open or is not completely
• If the battery of the remote controller
They will be locked in the vehicle and closed.
runs down or there are strong radio
cannot unlock the doors from inside. – If the ignition mode is other than
waves or noise, the request switch oper-
“LOCK” (OFF).
ating range may be reduced or the
To unlock a door or all doors: • If no doors are opened within about 30
remote controller may be inoperative.
• Push one of the request switches once seconds after unlocking the doors by
• If the remote controller is too close to the
to unlock only one door. pushing the request switch, the doors
door glass, the request switches may not
• Push one of the request switches twice will be locked again automatically.
operate.
to unlock all doors. • If a spare remote controller is in the vehi-
EXAMPLE cle, the request switches may not oper-
NOTE: (1) ate normally.
You can switch the function that unlocks all • The remote controller will only operate a
doors from twice operations to once opera- request switch if it is within the switch’s
tion, and vice versa, via the setting mode operating range. For example, if the
of the information display. For details on (1) remote controller is within the operating
how to use the information display, refer to range of the driver’s door request switch
“Information Display” in this section. but not the front passenger’s door
request switch or the tailgate request
When the doors are unlocked: switch, the driver’s door switch can be
• The turn signal lights will flash twice and (1)
operated but the front passenger’s door
the exterior buzzer will sound twice. switch or tailgate switch cannot be oper-
• If the interior light switch is in the ated.
“DOOR” position, the interior light will 80J056
turn on for about 15 seconds and then (1) 80 cm (2 1/2 feet)
fade out. If you press the engine switch

2-9

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

• Be sure that the driver always carries the


NOTICE remote controller.
• If you lose one of the remote controllers,
The remote controller is a sensitive ask your SUZUKI dealer as soon as pos-
electronic instrument. To avoid dam- sible for a replacement. Be sure to have
aging the remote controller: (A)
your dealer program the new remote
• Do not expose it to impacts, mois- controller code in your vehicle’s memory
ture or high temperature such as so that the old code is erased.
by leaving it on the dashboard • You can use up to four remote control-
under direct sunlight. lers and the keys for your vehicle. Ask
• Keep the remote controller away your SUZUKI dealer for details.
from magnetic objects such as a • The battery life of the remote controller
television. is about two years, but it can vary
68LM247
depending on usage conditions.
NOTE: To remove the key from the remote control-
The keyless push start system may not ler, push the button (A) in the direction of
function correctly in certain environments the arrow and pull the key out from the
or under certain operating conditions such remote controller.
as the following:
• When there are strong signals coming Request switch warning buzzer
from a television, power station or a cel- This exterior buzzer beeps for about 2 sec-
lular phone. onds in the following conditions to warn
• When the remote controller is in contact you that the request switch is not working:
with or covered by a metal object. • The request switch is pressed after all
• When a radio wave type remote keyless doors are closed with the ignition mode
entry is used nearby. changed to “ACC” or “ON” by pressing
• When the remote controller is placed the engine switch.
near an electronic device such as per- 57L21016
• The request switch is pressed in any of
sonal computer. To stow the key into the remote controller, the following conditions after changing
Some additional precautions you should push the key in the remote controller until the ignition mode to “LOCK” (OFF) by
take and information you should be aware you hear a click. pressing the engine switch.
of are: – The remote controller is left inside the
• Make sure the key is stowed in the vehicle.
remote controller. If the remote controller – Any door (including the tailgate) is
becomes unreliable, you will not be able open.
to lock or unlock the doors.

2-10

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Press the request switch again after doing The indicator light will turn off within sev- Replacement of the battery
the following: eral seconds after the remote controller is If the remote controller becomes unreli-
With the ignition mode changed to “LOCK” returned to an area of the vehicle other able, replace the battery.
(OFF) by pressing the engine switch, bring than the rear luggage area.
out the remote controller if it is inside the
If the remote controller is left in the vehicle NOTICE
vehicle and check that all doors are com-
and you lock the driver’s door or front pas- When replacing the battery by your-
pletely closed.
senger’s door as described below, the door self, touch a metallic object in
will be automatically unlocked. advance to remove static electricity
Reminder function
• If you open the driver’s door and lock the charged in your body or clothes. Oth-
door by turning the lock knob forward or erwise, the remote controller may be
pushing the power door locking switch, damaged.
the driver’s door will be automatically
unlocked. To replace the battery of the remote con-
• If you open the front passenger’s door troller:
and lock the door by turning the lock
knob forward or pushing the power door
locking switch, the front passenger’s
door will be automatically unlocked.

NOTE:
EXAMPLE • The reminder will not operate when the
remote controller is on the instrument
83RM073 panel, in the glove box, in a storage
If the remote controller is not in the vehicle compartment, in the sun visor or on the
under the following conditions, the buzzer floor etc.
sounds intermittently for about 2 seconds • Be sure that the driver always carries the
and the immobilizer/keyless push start sys- remote controller.
tem warning light on the instrument cluster • Do not leave the remote controller in the
blinks: vehicle when leaving the vehicle. 71LMT0201
When one or more doors are opened and 1) Pull the key out from the remote con-
all of the doors are later closed with the troller.
ignition mode is other than “LOCK”. 2) Insert a flat blade screwdriver covered
with a soft cloth in the slot of the remote
controller and pry it open.

2-11

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

WARNING
Swallowing a lithium battery may
cause serious internal injury. Do not
allow anyone to swallow a lithium (1)
battery. Keep lithium batteries away
(1) from children and pets. If swallowed,
contact a physician immediately.

NOTICE
The remote controller is a sensitive
electronic instrument. To avoid dam-
68LM210 aging it, do not expose it to dust or 80JM133
moisture or tamper with internal parts.
(1) Lithium disc type battery: (1) Crossed-out wheeled bin symbol
CR2032 or equivalent
NOTE: The crossed-out wheeled bin symbol (1)
3) Replace the battery (1) so its + terminal Used batteries must be disposed properly indicates that used battery should be col-
faces the bottom of the case as shown according to applicable rules or regulations lected separately from ordinary household
in the illustration. and must not be disposed with ordinary trash.
4) Close the remote controller firmly. household trash.
5) Make sure the door locks can be oper- By ensuring the used battery is disposed
ated with the remote controller. or recycled correctly, you will help prevent
6) Dispose of the used battery properly potential negative consequences for the
according to applicable rules or regula- environment and human health, which
tions. Do not dispose of lithium batter- could otherwise be caused by inappropri-
ies with ordinary household trash. ate trash handling of the battery. The recy-
cling of materials will help to conserve
natural resources. For more detailed infor-
mation about disposing or recycling of the
used battery, consult your SUZUKI dealer.

2-12

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Type A Central door locking system


The keyless push start system, controller Keyless Entry System Transmitter • To lock all doors, push the “LOCK” but-
model S57L0, receiver model R57L1 and (Type B) ton (1) once.
key model TS008 are in compliance with • To unlock only the driver’s door, push the
the essential requirements and other provi- “UNLOCK” button (2) once.
sions of Directive 1999/5/EC. • To unlock other doors, push the
“UNLOCK” button (2) once again.

NOTE:
You can switch the function that unlocks all
doors from twice operations to once opera-
tion, and vice versa, via the setting mode
of the information display. For details on
(1) how to use the information display, refer to
(2) “Information Display” in this section.

Central door locking system with the


81A184 dead lock system (if equipped)
If you want to prevent tamper-unlocking of
(1) “LOCK” button
the door locks, use this method. When the
(2) “UNLOCK” button
dead lock system is activated, operating
the lock knobs will not unlock the side
There are two ways to lock or unlock all
doors.
doors (including the tailgate) simultane-
ously by operating the transmitter near the To activate this system:
vehicle. To lock all doors, push the “LOCK” button
(1) twice within 3 seconds.
To release this system:
• To unlock only the driver’s door, push the
“UNLOCK” button (2) once.
• To unlock other doors, push the
“UNLOCK” button (2) once again.

2-13

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

NOTE: operated, the doors will automatically lock Replacement of the battery
You can switch the function that unlocks all again. If the transmitter becomes unreliable,
doors from twice operations to once opera- replace the battery.
tion, and vice versa, via the setting mode NOTE:
of the information display. For details on • The maximum operating distance of the NOTICE
how to use the information display, refer to keyless entry system transmitter is about
“Information Display” in this section. 5 m (16 ft.), but this can vary depending When replacing the battery by your-
on the surroundings, especially near self, touch a metallic object in
advance to remove static electricity
WARNING other transmitting devices such as radio
charged in your body or clothes. Oth-
towers or CB (Citizen’s Band) radios.
Do not activate the dead lock system • The door locks cannot be operated with erwise, the transmitter may be dam-
if there are occupants in the vehicle. the transmitter, if the ignition key is aged.
They will be locked in the vehicle and inserted in the ignition switch.
cannot unlock the doors from inside. • When any door is open, the door locks To replace the battery of the transmitter:
can be operated only unlock with the
The turn signal lights will flash once when transmitter, and the turn signal light will
the doors are locked and then the turn sig- not flash.
nal lights will flash once again when the • If you lose one of the transmitters, ask (1)
doors are locked with the dead lock sys- your SUZUKI dealer as soon as possible
tem. for a replacement. Be sure to have your (2)
When the doors are unlocked: dealer program the new transmitter code
• The turn signal lights will flash twice. in your vehicle’s memory so that the old
• If the interior light switch is in the code is erased.
“DOOR” position, the interior light will
turn on for about 15 seconds and then NOTICE
fade out. If you insert the key into the The transmitter is a sensitive elec-
ignition switch during this time, the light tronic instrument. To avoid damaging
will start to fade out immediately. the transmitter: 68LM248
Be sure the doors are locked after you • Do not expose it to impacts, mois-
1) Remove the screw (1), and open the
operate the “LOCK” button (1). ture or high temperature such as
transmitter cover.
by leaving it on the dashboard
2) Remove the transmitter (2).
NOTE: under direct sunlight.
If no door is opened within about 30 sec- • Keep the transmitter away from
onds after the “UNLOCK” button (2) is magnetic objects such as a televi-
sion.

2-14

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

WARNING
(2) Swallowing a lithium battery may
cause serious internal injury. Do not
allow anyone to swallow a lithium (1)
battery. Keep lithium batteries away
from children and pets. If swallowed,
contact a physician immediately.
(3)

NOTICE
The transmitter is a sensitive elec-
tronic instrument. To avoid damaging
68LM249 it, do not expose it to dust or mois- 80JM133
ture or tamper with internal parts.
(3) Lithium disc type battery: (1) Crossed-out wheeled bin symbol
CR1616 or equivalent
NOTE: The crossed-out wheeled bin symbol (1)
3) Put the edge of a flat blade screwdriver Used batteries must be disposed properly indicates that used battery should be col-
in the slot of the transmitter (2) and pry according to applicable rules or regulations lected separately from ordinary household
it open. and must not be disposed with ordinary trash.
4) Replace the battery (3) so its + terminal household trash.
faces the “+” mark of the transmitter. By ensuring the used battery is disposed
5) Close the transmitter and install it into or recycled correctly, you will help prevent
the transmitter holder. potential negative consequences for the
6) Close the transmitter cover, install and environment and human health, which
tighten the screw (1). could otherwise be caused by inappropri-
7) Make sure the door locks can be oper- ate trash handling of the battery. The recy-
ated with the transmitter. cling of materials will help to conserve
8) Dispose of the used battery properly natural resources. For more detailed infor-
according to applicable rules or regula- mation about disposing or recycling of the
tions. Do not dispose of lithium batter- used battery, consult your SUZUKI dealer.
ies with ordinary household trash.

2-15

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Type B NOTE:
The Keyless Entry System, Transmitter Theft Deterrent Alarm System • The theft deterrent alarm system gener-
model T61M0 and Receiver model R57L1 (if equipped) ates alarms when any of the predeter-
are in compliance with the essential mined conditions is met. However, the
requirements and other provisions of NOTE: system does not have any function of
Directive 1999/5/EC. For the theft deterrent light of Israel and blocking unauthorized entry into your
Russia models, refer to “For Israel and vehicle.
Russia” in the “SUPPLEMENT” section. • Always use the keyless push start sys-
tem remote controller, the request switch
The theft deterrent alarm system is armed or the keyless entry system transmitter
in about 20 seconds after you lock the to unlock the doors when the theft deter-
doors. (The system, however, is not armed rent alarm system has been armed.
when the engine hood is open.) Using a key instead will trigger the
Keyless push start system – Use the alarm.
remote controller or push the request • If a person who does not know the theft
switch on the driver’s door handle, front deterrent alarm system is going to drive
passenger’s door handle or tailgate. your vehicle, we recommend you explain
Keyless entry system – Use the transmit- the system and its operation to the per-
ter. son, or disable the system beforehand.
Once the system is armed, any attempt to Mistakenly triggering the alarm may
open a door by using any other means (*) cause a nuisance to others.
than the keyless push start system remote • Even if the theft deterrent alarm system
controller, the request switch or the key- is armed, you should still be careful to
less entry system transmitter, or open the guard against theft. Do not leave money
engine hood, will cause the alarm to be or things of value in your vehicle.
triggered.
* These means include the following:
– The key
– The lock knob on a door
– The power door locking switch

2-16

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

How to arm the theft deterrent alarm NOTE: How to stop the alarm
system (when enabled) • To prevent the alarm from being acci- Should the alarm be triggered accidentally,
Lock all doors (including the tailgate) using dentally triggered, avoid arming it while unlock the doors using the keyless push
the keyless push start system remote con- anyone remains inside the vehicle. The start system remote controller, the request
troller, the request switch or the keyless alarm will be triggered if any person switch or the keyless entry system trans-
entry system transmitter. The theft deter- inside unlocks a door by operating the mitter, or press the engine switch to
rent light (1) will start blinking, and the theft lock knob or power door locking switch change the ignition mode to “ON” or turn
deterrent alarm system will be armed in and opens a door, or opens the engine the ignition switch to “ON” position. The
about 20 seconds. hood. alarm will then stop.
While the system is being armed, the indi- • The theft deterrent alarm system is not
cator continues to blink at intervals of armed when all doors are locked using NOTE:
approximately 2 seconds. the key from outside, or using the door • Even after the alarm has stopped, if you
lock knobs or the power door locking lock the doors using the keyless push
switch from inside. start system remote controller, the
• If any door is not operated within approx- request switch or the keyless entry sys-
imately 30 seconds after the doors have tem transmitter, the theft deterrent alarm
been unlocked using the keyless push system will be rearmed with a delay of
start system remote controller, the about 20 seconds.
request switch or the keyless entry sys- • If you disconnect the battery while the
tem transmitter, the doors are automati- theft deterrent alarm system is in the
cally locked again. At the same time, the armed condition or the alarm is actually
theft deterrent alarm system is armed if in operation, the alarm will be triggered
(1) the system is in the enabled state. or re-triggered when the battery is then
reconnected, although, in the latter case,
How to disarm the theft deterrent alarm the alarm remains stopped for the period
system between disconnection and reconnec-
61MM0A134 Simply unlock the doors using the keyless tion of the battery.
push start system remote controller, the • Even after the alarm has stopped at the
request switch or the keyless entry system end of the predetermined operation time,
transmitter. The theft deterrent light will go it will be triggered again if any door or
out, indicating that the theft deterrent alarm engine hood is opened without disarm-
system is disarmed. ing the theft deterrent alarm system.

2-17

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Checking whether the alarm has been How to switch the state of the theft
triggered during parking deterrent alarm system EXAMPLE
If the alarm was triggered due to an unau- You can switch the theft deterrent alarm
thorized entry into the vehicle and you then system from the enabled state to the dis-
press the engine switch to change the igni- abled state, and vice versa, using the fol- (3)
tion mode to “ON” or turn the ignition lowing method. (2)
switch to “ON” position, the theft deterrent
light will blink rapidly for about 8 seconds
and a buzzer will beep 4 times during this (2) (3)
period. If this happens, check whether your
vehicle has been broken into while you
were away from it.
(4)
Enabling and disabling the theft deter-
rent alarm system 61MM0A136
The theft deterrent alarm system can be (2) UNLOCK
either “enabled” or “disabled”. (3) LOCK
(1)

When enabled (factory setting)


When the system is enabled, it causes the EXAMPLE
hazard warning lights to flash for about 40 61MM0A135
(6)
seconds if any of the alarm trigger condi- (5)
tions is met. The system also causes the
interior buzzer to beep intermittently for
about 10 seconds, which is followed by EXAMPLE
61MM0A137
intermittent sounding of the horn for about
30 seconds.
The theft deterrent light continues to blink
during this time.

When disabled
When the system is disabled, it stays dis-
armed even if you perform any system
arming operation.

2-18

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

1) With the ignition mode “ON” or the igni- Every time you perform the series of the
tion switch in the “ON” position, close above steps, the state of the theft deterrent Windows
all the doors and engine hood, and turn alarm system changes from the currently
the lock knob (1) on the driver’s door in selected one to the other. You can check
the unlocking direction (2) (rearward). whether the system is enabled or disabled Electric Window Controls
Turn the knob on the lighting control by the number of interior buzzer beeps at
lever to the OFF position (5). the end of the procedure as follows. The electric windows can only be operated
when the ignition switch is in the “ON”
System state Number of beeps position or the ignition mode is “ON”.
NOTE:
All operations included in the following Disabled
steps 2) and 3) must be completed within Once Driver’s side
(Mode A)
15 seconds. EXAMPLE
Enabled
2) Turn the knob on the lighting control 4 times
(Mode D)
lever to the position (6) and then to (1)
the OFF position (5). Repeat this oper- NOTE:
ation 4 times with the control finally • You cannot disable the theft deterrent
(3)
lever set to the OFF position. alarm system while it is in the armed
3) Push the lock end (3) (forward end) of condition.
(2)
the power door lock switch (4) to lock • If you fail to complete the operations in
the doors, and then the unlock end (2) step 2) and 3) within 15 seconds, per-
(4)
(backward end) to unlock the doors. form the procedure again from the
Repeat these operations 3 times and beginning.
finally push the lock end of the switch. • Make sure all doors are closed when
61MM0A051
performing the above procedure.
The driver’s door has a switch (1) to oper-
NOTE: ate the driver’s window, and a switch (2) to
You can also switch the theft deterrent operate the front passenger’s window or
alarm system from the enabled state to the there are switches (3), (4), to operate the
disabled state, and vice versa, via the set- rear left and right passenger windows,
ting mode of the information display. For respectively.
details on how to use the information dis-
play, refer to “Information Display” in this
section.

2-19

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Passenger’s door Lock switch


EXAMPLE CLOSE EXAMPLE

(5)

OPEN

81A009
61MM0A052 61MM0A053
To open a window, push the top part of the
The passenger’s door has a switch (5) to The driver’s door also has a lock switch for
switch and to close the window lift up the
operate the passenger’s window. the passenger’s window(s). When you
top part of the switch.
push in the lock switch, the passenger’s
The driver’s window has “auto-down” and window(s) cannot be raised or lowered by
“auto-up” features for added convenience operating any of the switches (2), (3), (4)
(at toll booths or drive-through restaurants, or (5). To restore normal operation, release
for example). This means the driver can the lock switch by pushing again.
open or close the window without holding
the window switch in the “Down” or “Up”
position. Press down or lift up the driver’s
window switch completely and release it.
To stop the window before it reaches the
full-down or full-up position, pull up or push
down the switch briefly.

2-20

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

WARNING Pinching Prevention Function CAUTION


• You should always lock the pas- The driver’s window is equipped with the • The pinching prevention function
senger’s window operation when pinching prevention function. The function does not act while you are holding
there are children in the vehicle. detects a foreign object caught in the win- the window switch in the “Up”
Children can be seriously injured if dow while being closed by the “auto-up” position.
they get part of their body caught feature, which you can close the window • The pinching prevention function
by the window during operation. without holding the window switch in the may not detect an object caught in
• To avoid injuring an occupant by “Up” position, and stops the window clos- the window just before the window
window entrapment, be sure no ing to prevent damage. is fully closed.
part of the occupant’s body such as
hands or head is in the path of the WARNING
NOTE:
electric windows when closing To avoid injuring an occupant by win- Even if you cannot close the window by the
them. dow entrapment, be sure no part of auto-up feature because there may be
• Always remove the ignition key or the occupant’s body such as hands something wrong with the pinching preven-
take the keyless push start system or head is in the path of the electric tion function, you can close the window by
remote controller with you when window when closing it. holding the window switch in the “Up” posi-
leaving the vehicle even if only for The function may not detect the tion.
a short time. Also do not leave chil- object depending on size, hardness, If you drive in extreme off-road condition,
dren alone in a parked vehicle. and position of the object caught by the pinching prevention function may oper-
Unattended children could use the the closing window. ate accidentally because the window react
electric window switches and get to vehicle jolting.
trapped by the window.
The Pinching Prevention Function Ini-
NOTE: tialization
If you drive with one of the rear windows When you disconnect and re-connect the
open, you may hear a loud sound caused battery or replace the fuse, the function will
by air vibration. To reduce the sound, open be deactivated. In this condition, the auto-
the driver’s or front passenger’s window, or down feature will be deactivated, while the
narrow the rear window opening. auto-up feature may remain being acti-
vated. The pinching prevention function
needs to be initialized.

2-21

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

To initialize the pinching prevention func- When driving at night, you can move the
tion, use the following procedure: Mirrors selector tab to the night position to reduce
1) Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” glare from the headlights of vehicles
position or press the engine switch to behind you.
change the ignition mode to “ON”. Inside Rearview Mirror
2) Open the driver’s window fully by hold- WARNING
ing the window switch in the “Down”
position. • Always adjust the mirror with the
3) Close the driver’s window by holding selector set to the day position.
the switch in the “Up” position, and • Only use the night position if it is
keep holding the switch for 2 seconds necessary to reduce glare from the
after the window fully closed. headlights of vehicles behind you.
4) Check the driver’s window if the auto- Be aware that in this position you
down/up feature work. 68LMT0205 may not be able to see some
objects that could be seen in the
day position.
WARNING
Whenever you disconnect and recon-
nect the battery or replace the fuse,
the pinching prevention function (1)
needs to be initialized.
The pinching prevention function will (2) (3)
not be activated until the initialization 68LMT0206
complete. (2) Day driving
(3) Night driving
If the auto-down/up feature would not work
after initialization, there might be some- You can adjust the inside rearview mirror
thing wrong with the pinching prevention by hand so as to see the rear of your vehi-
function. Have your vehicle inspected by cle in the mirror. To adjust the mirror, set
an authorized SUZUKI dealer. the selector tab (1) to the day position,
then move the mirror up, down or sideways
by hand to obtain the best view.

2-22

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

• The auto dimming rearview mirror is


Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror automatically deactivated while the gear- Outside Rearview Mirrors
(if equipped) shift lever is in the “R” position. Adjust the outside rearview mirrors so you
can just see the side of your vehicle in the
mirrors.

WARNING
Be careful when judging the size or
distance of a vehicle or other object
(3) seen in the side convex mirror. Be
(3) aware that objects look smaller and
(1) (2) appear farther away than when seen
in a flat mirror.

(1)

57L30019 57L30020 (2)

You can adjust the auto dimming rearview (3)


mirror by hand so you can see to the rear WARNING
of your vehicle in the mirror. This rearview Do not touch or cover the sensor (3)
(4)
mirror has a function of automatically since this may impair normal opera-
(1)
reducing glare from the lights of vehicles tion of the system. Blocking glare
behind you. The function works when the from the sensor with an object such (2) L R (3)
ignition mode has been changed to “ON” as a shade, sticker, accessory or bag-
by pressing the engine switch. gage may also impair proper opera- (4)
• The mirror is always set to the automatic tion of the system.
dimming mode when the engine switch
is in the “ON” mode. 61MM0A054
• When the “AUTO” switch (2) is pushed, NOTICE The switch to control the electric mirrors is
the green indicator (1) is lit, indicating located on the driver’s door panel. You can
that the mirror is set to the automatic Do not hook anything heavy on the
mirror, or the mirror may break under adjust the mirrors when the ignition switch
dimming mode. To cancel the automatic is in the “ACC” or “ON” position, or the igni-
dimming mode, push the “AUTO” switch the weight.
tion mode is “ACC” or “ON”. To adjust the
(2); the indicator (1) then goes out. mirrors:

2-23

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

1) Move the selector switch to the left or


right to select the mirror you wish to Outside Rearview Mirrors Folding Front Seats
adjust. Switch (if equipped)
2) Press the outer part of the switch that
corresponds to the direction in which EXAMPLE Seat Adjustment
you wish to move the mirror.
(1)
3) Return the selector switch to the center
position to help prevent unintended WARNING
adjustment. Never attempt to adjust the driver’s
NOTE: seat or seatback while driving. The
If your vehicle is equipped with the heated seat or seatback could move unex-
outside rearview mirrors, refer to “Heated pectedly, causing loss of control.
Rear Window and Heated Outside Rear- Make sure that the driver’s seat and
view Mirrors (if equipped) Switch” in this seatback are properly adjusted
section. before you start driving.

61MM0A055 WARNING
You can fold the mirrors when you park the To avoid excessive seat belt slack,
vehicle in a narrow space. When the igni- which reduces the effectiveness of
tion switch is in the “ACC” or “ON” position, the seat belts as a safety device,
or the ignition mode is “ACC” or “ON”, make sure that the seats are adjusted
push the folding switch (1) to fold and before the seat belts are fastened.
unfold the mirrors. Make sure the mirrors
are completely unfolded before you start
driving. WARNING
All seatbacks should always be in an
CAUTION upright position when driving, or seat
Moving mirrors can pinch and injure belt effectiveness may be reduced.
a hand. Do not allow any one’s hand Seat belts are designed to offer maxi-
to get near the mirrors when folding mum protection when seatbacks are
and unfolding the mirrors. in the upright position.

2-24

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Seat position adjustment lever (1)


EXAMPLE Pull the lever up and slide the seat.

Seatback angle adjustment lever (2)


Pull the lever up and move the seatback.

Seat height adjustment lever (3)


(if equipped)
Pull the lever up to raise the seat. Push the
lever down to lower the seat.

After adjustment, try to move the seat and


seatback forward and rearward to ensure
that it is securely latched.

(2)
(3)
(1)

61MM0A005

2-25

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

NOTE:
Head Restraints It may be necessary to recline the seat- Front Seat Heater (if equipped)
back to provide enough overhead clear-
ance to remove the head restraint.

Front
EXAMPLE

(3) (4) (1) (2)

80J001 61MM0A093

Head restraints are designed to help (1) Left seat heater switch
reduce the risk of neck injuries in the case (2) Right seat heater switch
of an accident. Adjust the head restraint to 61MM0A032 (3) “LO” side
the position which places the center of the To raise the front head restraint, pull (4) “HI” side
head restraint closest to the top of your upward on the restraint until it clicks. To When the ignition switch is in the “ON”
ears. If this is not possible for very tall pas- lower the restraint, push down on the
sengers, adjust the head restraint as high position or the ignition mode is “ON”, push
restraint while holding in the lock lever. If a one or both of the seat heater switch(es) to
as possible. head restraint must be removed (for clean- warm the corresponding seat(s).
ing, replacement, etc.), push in the lock • When a seat heater switch is pushed,
WARNING lever and pull the head restraint all the way the heater inside the corresponding seat
• Never drive the vehicle with the out. operates.
head restraints removed.
• Do not attempt to adjust the head
restraint while driving.

2-26

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

• To select the low heat range, push the


“LO” side (3) of the switch. the low side WARNING Rear Seats
indicator light will illuminate when the
heater is on. Improperly using the seat heater can
• To select the high heat range, push the be hazardous. An occupant can suf-
fer burns even if the heating tempera-
Seat Adjustment
“HI” side (4) of the switch. the high side
indicator light will illuminate when the ture is fairly low, if the occupant is
heater is on. wearing thin pants, a thin skirt or WARNING
• To turn off the heater, return the switch to shorts and leaves the heater on for
long periods. To avoid excessive seat belt slack,
the level position. Make sure the indica- which reduces the effectiveness of
tor light goes off. Avoid using the seat heater for these
occupants: the seat belts as a safety device,
• People who have reduced feeling in make sure that the seats are adjusted
their legs, including the elderly or before the seat belts are fastened.
those with certain disabilities.
• Small children, or anyone with sen- WARNING
sitive skin.
• People who are asleep or under the All seatbacks should always be in an
influence of alcohol or other drugs upright position when driving, or seat
which make them tired. belt effectiveness may be reduced.
Seat belts are designed to offer maxi-
mum protection when seatbacks are
NOTICE in the upright position.
To avoid damaging the heater ele-
ment:
86G064 • Do not subject the front seats to
heavy impacts, such as children
jumping on them.
• Do not cover the seat with any
insulating materials such as blan-
kets or cushions.

2-27

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Seatback angle adjustment lever (1)


EXAMPLE (if equipped)
Pull the lever up and move the seatback.

After adjustment, try to move the seatback


LOCK forward and rearward to ensure that it is
(1)
securely latched.

CAUTION
After securing the rear seatback,
make sure that it is locked securely. If
it is not, red will appear beside the
lever.
UNLOCK
Red

61MM0A056

2-28

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Rear
Head Restraints Folding Rear Seats
Head restraints are designed to help
EXAMPLE The rear seats of your vehicle can be
reduce the risk of neck injuries in the case folded forward to provide additional cargo
of an accident. space.
To fold the rear seats forward:
WARNING
1) Lower the head restraint fully.
• Never drive the vehicle with the 2) Stow the rear center lap-shoulder belt.
head restraints removed. Refer to “Lap-Shoulder Belt with
• Do not attempt to adjust the head Detachable Connector” later in this sec-
restraint while driving. tion.
NOTE:
It may be necessary to fold forward the
EXAMPLE
61MM0A033
seatback to provide enough overhead
clearance to remove the head restraint. To raise the rear head restraint, pull
upward on the restraint until it clicks. To
Adjust the head restraint to the position lower the restraint, push down on the
which places the center of the head restraint while holding in the lock lever. If a
restraint closest to the top of your ears. If head restraint must be removed (for clean-
this is not possible for very tall passengers, ing, replacement, etc.), push in the lock
adjust the head restraint as high as possi- lever and pull the head restraint all the way
ble. out.
When installing a child restraint system,
raise the head restraint to the most upper
position. 61MM0A057

3) Pull the release lever on the top of each


split seat, and fold the seatbacks for-
ward.

2-29

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

NOTICE EXAMPLE NOTICE


After folding the rear seatback for- LOCK • When returning the rear seatback
ward, do not allow any foreign mate- to the normal position, do not allow
rial to enter the lock opening. This any foreign material to enter the
may cause damage to the inside of lock opening. This may prevent the
the lock and prevent the seatback seatback from being locked
from being locked securely. UNLOCK securely.
Red
• When returning the rear seatback
to the normal position, be sure to
WARNING handle it carefully by hand to avoid
If you need to carry cargo in the pas- any damage to the lock itself. Do
senger compartment with the rear not push it by using some material
seat back folded forward, be sure to 61MM0A058
or by applying excessive force.
secure the cargo or it may be thrown • As the lock is designed exclusively
Raise the seatback until it locks into place. for securing the rear seatback, do
about, causing injury. Never pile
cargo higher than the seatbacks. After returning the seat, try to move the not use it for any other purpose.
seatback forward and rearward to ensure Incorrect use of it may cause dam-
To return the seat to the normal position, that it is securely latched. age to the inside of the lock and
follow the procedure below. prevent the seatback from being
CAUTION locked securely.
CAUTION Do not put your hand into the rear
When returning the rear seatback to seatback lock opening, or your finger
the normal position, be careful that may get caught and be injured.
your finger is not caught between the
lock and the striker.
CAUTION
After securing the rear seatback,
NOTICE make sure that it is locked securely. If
When returning the rear seatback to it is not, red will appear beside the
the normal position, make sure that release lever.
there is nothing around the striker.
Any foreign materials prevent the
seatback from being locked securely.

2-30

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Seat Belts and Child Restraint


Systems

Above the pelvis Across the pelvis

65D606 65D201

WARNING WARNING
• Never allow persons to ride in the (Continued)
65D231S
cargo area of a vehicle. In the event • Seat belts should never be worn
of an accident, there is a much with the straps twisted and should
WARNING greater risk of injury for persons be adjusted as tightly as is com-
Wear Your Seat Belts at All Times. who are not riding in a seat with fortable to provide the protection
their seat belt securely fastened. for which they have been designed.
• Seat belts should always be A slack belt will provide less pro-
WARNING adjusted as follows: tection than one which is snug.
– the lap portion of the belt should • Make sure that each seat belt
An air bag supplements, or adds to, be worn low across the pelvis, buckle is inserted into the proper
the frontal crash protection offered not across the waist. buckle catch. It is possible to cross
by seat belts. The driver and all pas- – the shoulder straps should be the buckles in the rear seat.
sengers must be properly restrained worn on the outside shoulder (Continued)
by wearing seat belts at all times, only, and never under the arm.
whether or not an air bag is mounted – the shoulder straps should be
at their seating position, to minimize away from your face and neck,
the risk of severe injury or death in but not falling off your shoulder.
the event of a crash. (Continued)

2-31

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

WARNING WARNING
(Continued) (Continued)
• Never use the same seat belt on • For children, if the shoulder belt
more than one occupant and never irritates the neck or face, move the
as low as possible attach a seat belt over an infant or child closer to the center of the
across the hips child being held on an occupant’s vehicle.
lap. Such seat belt use could cause • Avoid contamination of seat belt
serious injury in the event of an webbing by polishes, oils, chemi-
accident. cals, and particularly battery acid.
• Periodically inspect seat belt Cleaning may safely be carried out
assemblies for excessive wear and using mild soap and water.
damage. Seat belts should be • Do not insert any items such as
65D199
replaced if webbing becomes coins, clips, etc. into the seat belt
frayed, contaminated, or damaged buckles, and be careful not to spill
in any way. It is essential to replace liquids into these parts. If foreign
WARNING the entire seat belt assembly after it materials get into a seat belt
(Continued) has been worn in a severe impact, buckle, the seat belt may not work
• Pregnant women should use seat even if damage to the assembly is properly.
belts, although specific recommen- not obvious. • All seatbacks should always be in
dations about driving should be • Children age 12 and under should an upright position when driving,
made by the woman’s medical advi- ride properly restrained in the rear or seat belt effectiveness may be
sor. Remember that the lap portion seat. reduced. Seat belts are designed to
of the belt should be worn as low • Infants and small children should offer maximum protection when
as possible across the hips, as never be transported unless they seatbacks are in the upright posi-
shown in the diagram. are properly restrained. Restraint tion.
• Do not wear your seat belt over systems for infants and small chil-
hard or breakable objects in your dren can be purchased locally and
pockets or on your clothing. If an should be used. Make sure that the
accident occurs, objects such as system you purchase meets appli-
glasses, pens, etc. under the seat cable safety standards. Read and
belt can cause injury. follow all the directions provided
(Continued) by the manufacturer.
(Continued)

2-32

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Lap-Shoulder Belt
Emergency locking retractor (ELR) Low on hips
The seat belt has an emergency locking
retractor (ELR), which is designed to lock
the seat belt only during a sudden stop or
impact. It also may lock if you pull the belt
across your body very quickly. If this hap-
pens, let the belt go back to unlock it, then
pull the belt across your body more slowly.

Safety reminder
Sit up straight and
fully back 60A040 60A036

To reduce the risk of sliding under the belt To fasten the seat belt, sit up straight and
during a collision, position the lap portion well back in the seat, pull the latch plate
Low on hips of the belt across your lap as low on your attached to the seat belt across your body
hips as possible and adjust it to a snug fit and press it straight into the buckle until
by pulling the shoulder portion of the belt you hear a “click”.
upward through the latch plate. The length
of the diagonal shoulder strap adjusts itself EXAMPLE
to allow freedom of movement.

60A038

80J2008

2-33

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

NOTE:
The word “CENTER” is marked on the Lap-Shoulder Belt with Detachable
buckle for the rear center belt. The buckles Connector
are designed so a latch plate cannot be CENTER
inserted into the wrong buckle. EXAMPLE (2)

(3)

(1)

61MM0A060

Fastening
Before fastening the rear center lap-shoul-
61MM0A059 der belt, make sure the detachable con-
The rear center lap-shoulder belt has a nector (1) is securely latched and the
60A039
buckle, a latch plate and a detachable con- webbing is not twisted.
To unfasten the seat belt, push the red nector. The buckle is marked as “CEN- To fasten the belt, sit up straight and well
“PRESS” button on the buckle and retract TER” for distinction from the rear left seat back in the seat, pull the latch plate (2)
the belt slowly while attaching a hand to belt buckle. The rear center seat belt across your body and press it straight into
the belt or/and the latch plate. buckle and the connector are designed so the buckle (3) until you hear a “click”.
as not to allow a wrong latch plate to be
inserted.
When the rear seatback is in the upright
position, keep the detachable connector
latched. Only when the rear seatback will
be folded down, unlatch the detachable
connector. To latch and unlatch the con-
nector, see “Unlatching and latching
detachable connector” later in this section.

2-34

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Unlatching and latching detachable


connector

EXAMPLE

(1)

(3)

61MM0A094 61MM0A062

Unfastening
61MM0A063
To unfasten the seat belt, push the button WARNING
on the buckle (3) and retract the belt slowly Unlatching
while attaching a hand to the belt or/and To minimize risk of severe injury or To unlatch the connector:
the latch plate. death in the event of a crash, always 1) Insert a key or a latch plate into the slot
wear seat belt with both latches (1) on the connector and allow the belt
buckled. to retract.
2) Once the belt has completely retracted,
stow the belt in the holder. Refer to
“Stowing rear center lap-shoulder belt”
for details later in this section.

NOTICE
When the rear seatback is folded for-
ward, be sure to unlatch the connec-
tor of rear center lap-shoulder belt.
Otherwise, the seat belt webbing can
be damaged.
61MM0A061

2-35

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Latching Stowing rear center lap-shoulder belt


To latch the connector: Be sure to stow the belt after the belt is
1) Pull the belt out from the holder. retracted completely.

(3)
(2)

(2) (1)
(3)

61MM0A064 61MM0A065

2) Insert the connector latch plate (2) into To stow the belt, insert the latch plate into
the connector (3) so as to align the tri- the slit (1). Then insert the connector latch
angle marks until you hear a “click”. plate (2) into the roof holder slot (3).

WARNING
Make sure the detachable connector
is securely latched and the webbing
is not twisted.

2-36

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

(1) Driver’s seat belt reminder light / front


Seat Belt Reminder passenger’s seat belt reminder light
(2) Rear passenger’s seat belt reminder
EXAMPLE light (rear left)*1
(3) Rear passenger’s seat belt reminder
(1) light (rear center)*2
(4) Rear passenger’s seat belt reminder
light (rear right)*2

*1 This symbol represents that the


seat belt is unfastened.
*2 This symbol represents that the
seat belt is fastened.

When the driver and/or passenger(s)


do(does) not buckle his or her seat belt,
the seat belt reminder light will come on or
blink and a buzzer will sound as a
reminder to the driver and/or passenger(s)
to buckle his or her seat belt. For more
details, refer to the explanation below.
(2)(3)(4)
WARNING
It is absolutely essential that the
driver and passengers wear their seat
belts at all times. Persons who are
not wearing seat belts have a much
greater risk of injury if an accident
occurs. Make a regular habit of buck-
83RM056 ling your seat belt before putting the
key in the ignition or pressing the
engine switch.

2-37

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

NOTE: Front passenger’s seat belt reminder


The driver’s seat belt reminder light / front The front passenger’s seat belt reminder Shoulder Anchor Height Adjuster
passenger’s seat belt reminder light is for will activate only when there is a passen-
both the driver and front passenger. ger sitting in the front seat. In some situa- EXAMPLE
tions, however, such as when you place
Driver’s seat belt reminder heavy objects in the front seat, the seat
If the driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled belt reminder can be activated as if there
when the ignition switch is turned to the were a passenger present. The front pas-
“ON” position or the engine switch is senger’s seat belt reminder works in the
pressed to change the ignition mode to same manner as the driver’s seat belt
“ON”, the reminder works as follows: reminder.
1) The seat belt reminder light will come
on. Rear passenger’s seat belt reminder
2) After the vehicle’s speed has reached If a rear seat belt is not fastened when the
about 15 km/h, the seat belt reminder engine is started, all the rear passenger’s
light will blink and a buzzer will sound seat belt reminder lights will come on for
for about 95 seconds. about 35 seconds and then go out. Within 64J198
3) After step 2) has finished, the reminder this 35 seconds, the corresponding Adjust the shoulder anchor height so that
light will remain on until the driver’s seat reminder is highlighted. The reminder the shoulder belt rides on the center of the
belt is buckled. fades when the seat belt is fastened. outboard shoulder. To move upward, slide
If the driver has buckled his or her seat belt the anchor up. To move downward, slide
The rear passenger’s seat belt reminder
and later unbuckles the seat belt, the the anchor down while pulling the lock
lights will also come on for about 35 sec-
reminder system will be activated from knob out. After adjustment, make sure that
onds in the following conditions.
step 1) or step 2) according to the vehicle’s the anchor is securely locked.
• If a seat belt is unfastened when the
speed. When the vehicle’s speed is below
vehicle speed is less than 15 km/h, the
about 15 km/h, the reminder will start from
step 1). When the vehicle’s speed is above
corresponding light will be highlighted. WARNING
• If a seat belt is unfastened when the
about 15 km/h, the reminder will start from Be sure that the shoulder belt is posi-
vehicle speed is more than 15 km/h, the
step 2). tioned on the center of the outside
corresponding light will be highlighted
The reminder will be automatically can- shoulder. The belt should be away
and a buzzer will sound.
celed when the driver’s seat belt is buckled from your face and neck, but not fall-
or the ignition switch is turned off, or the The reminder will be automatically can- ing off your shoulder. Misadjustment
engine switch is pressed to change the celed when the rear seat belt is buckled or of the belt could reduce the effective-
ignition mode to “LOCK” (OFF). the ignition switch is turned off, or the ness of the safety belt in a crash.
engine switch is pressed to change the
ignition mode to “LOCK” (OFF).

2-38

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Seat Belt Inspection WARNING Child Restraint Systems


Be sure to inspect all seat belt
EXAMPLE assemblies after any collision. Any
seat belt assembly which was in use
during a collision (other than a very
minor one) should be replaced, even
if damage to the assembly is not
obvious. Any seat belt assembly
which was not in use during a colli-
sion should be replaced if it does not
function properly, it is damaged in
any way or the seat belt pretension-
ers were activated (that is, if the front
air bags were activated).
65D209S 60G332S

Periodically inspect the seat belts to make Infant restraint - rear seat only
sure they work properly and are not dam-
aged. Check the webbing, buckles, latch EXAMPLE
plates, retractors, anchorages, and guide
loops. Replace any seat belts which do not
work properly or are damaged.

80JC007

2-39

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Child restraint sure that the restraint system you select


meets applicable safety standards.
EXAMPLE
All child restraint systems are designed to
be secured in vehicle seats by either seat
belts (lap belts or the lap portion of lap-
shoulder belts) or by special rigid lower
anchor bars built into the seat. Whenever
possible, SUZUKI recommends that child
restraint systems be installed on the rear
seat. According to accident statistics, chil-
dren are safer when properly restrained in
rear seating positions than in front seating
positions.

80JC016
(For Countries applied for UN Regula- 58MS030
tion No.16)
Booster seat When purchasing a child restraint and WARNING
EXAMPLE install it to your SUZUKI, refer to the infor-
mation about suitability for child restrains When using a child restraint system
shown in “Child Restraint System for on the front passenger’s seat, the
Countries applied for UN Regulation front passenger’s air bag system
No.16” in this section. must be deactivated; otherwise
deployment of the front passenger’s
NOTE: air bag could result in the death or
Observe any statutory regulation about serious injury of the child.
child restraints.

WARNING
If you install a child restraint system
in the rear seat, slide the front seat
80JC008 far enough forward so that the child’s
SUZUKI highly recommends that you use feet do not touch the front seatback.
a child restraint system to restrain infants This will help avoid injury to the child
and small children. Many different types of in the event of an accident.
child restraint systems are available; make

2-40

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

WARNING
Children could be endangered in a
crash if their child restraint systems
are not properly secured in the vehi-
cle. When installing a child restraint
system, be sure to follow the instruc-
tions below. Be sure to secure the
child in the restraint system accord-
ing to the manufacturer’s instruc-
tions.

WARNING
65D608
In an accident or sudden stop, the
rear seat armrest (if equipped) could
fall forward. If there is a child in a
rear-facing child restraint in the rear
center seating position, the falling
armrest could injure the child. Do not
install a rear-facing child restraint in
the rear center seating position.

65D609

2-41

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Child Restraint System for Countries applied for UN Regulation No.16

Child Restraint
The suitability of each passenger’s seat position for carriage of children and fitting of child restraint system is shown in the table below.
Whenever you carry children under 12 years of age or smaller than 150 cm, properly use the child restraints which conform to UN Regu-
lation No.44, the standard for child restraints, referring to the table.

Table of vehicle handbook information on child restraint systems installation suitability for various seating positions

In case the front passenger airbag is activated.

Seating position (or other site)


Mass Group Intermediate Intermediate
Front Passenger Rear Outboard Rear Center
Outboard Center
group 0 up to 10 kg X U U N.A. N.A.
group 0+ up to 13 kg X U U N.A. N.A.
group I 9 to 18 kg X U U N.A. N.A.
group II 15 to 25 kg X UF UF N.A. N.A.
group III 22 to 36 kg X UF UF N.A. N.A.

2-42

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

In case the front passenger airbag is deactivated.


Seating position (or other site)
Mass Group Intermediate Intermediate
Front Passenger Rear Outboard Rear Center
Outboard Center
group 0 up to 10 kg U U U N.A. N.A.
group 0+ up to 13 kg U U U N.A. N.A.
group I 9 to 18 kg U U U N.A. N.A.
group II 15 to 25 kg UF UF UF N.A. N.A.
group III 22 to 36 kg UF UF UF N.A. N.A.
Key of letters to be inserted in the above table:
U =Suitable for ‘universal’ category restraints approved for use in this mass group
UF =Suitable for forward-facing ‘universal’ category restraints approved for use in this mass group
L =Suitable for particular child restraints given on attached list.
These restraints may be of the ‘specific vehicle’, ‘restricted’ or ‘semi-universal’ categories.
B =Built-in restraint approved for this mass group
X =Seat position not suitable for children in this mass group

NOTE:
‘universal’ is the category in the UN Regulation No.44.

2-43

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Table of vehicle handbook information on ISOFIX child restraint systems installation suitability for various ISOFIX positions
Vehicle ISOFIX positions
Size
Mass Group Fixture Front Rear Rear Intermediate Intermediate Others
class
Passenger Outboard Center Outboard Center sites
F ISO/L1 N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
carrycot
G ISO/L2 N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
group 0 up to 10 kg E ISO/R1 N.A. IL,IUF1) N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
E ISO/R1 N.A. IL,IUF1) N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
group 0+ up to 13 kg D ISO/R2 N.A. IL,IUF1) N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
C ISO/R3 N.A. IL,IUF2) N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
D ISO/R2 N.A. IL,IUF1) N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
C ISO/R3 N.A. IL,IUF2) N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
group I 9 to 18 kg B ISO/F2 N.A. IL,IUF1) N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
B1 ISO/F2X N.A. IL,IUF3) N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
A ISO/F3 N.A. IL,IUF1) N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
group II 15 to 25 kg N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
group III 22 to 36 kg N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.

2-44

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Key of letters to be inserted in the above table


IUF =Suitable for ISOFIX forward child restraints systems of universal category approved for use in this mass group
IL =Suitable for particular ISOFIX CRS are those of the “specific vehicle”, “restricted” or “semi-universal” categories.
The ISOFIX CRS must be approved for the specific vehicle type.
X =ISOFIX position not suitable for ISOFIX child restraint systems in this mass group and/or this size class.

NOTE:
1) The head restraint should be in a used position.
2) The head restraint should be in a used position.
SUZUKI recommends FAIR child seat and platform.
SUZUKI Genuine Accessory part number:
990E0-68L01-000 ISOFIX Platform
990E0-68L01-001 Child seat for eastern Europe (PL, H, CZ, SK, SLO, RO, BG, GR, CY)
990E0-68L01-002 Child seat for central and southern Europe (F, B, NL, L, E, P, I, D, AT, IR, GB, M)
990E0-68L01-003 Child seat for northern Europe (S, FIN, DK, EST, LV, LT)
Ask authorized SUZUKI dealer for detailed district information.
3) The head restraint should be in a used position.
SUZUKI recommends Duo Plus child seat.
SUZUKI Genuine Accessory part number: 99000-990YA-020

NOTE:
‘universal’ is the category in the UN Regulation No.44.

2-45

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Whenever possible, SUZUKI recom-


Installation with Lap-Shoulder Seat mends that child restraint systems be Installation with ISOFIX type
Belts installed on the rear seat. According to Anchorages
accident statistics, children are safer when
NOTICE properly restrained in rear seating posi-
tions than in front seating positions.
Before installing a child restraint sys- • If you must install the child restraint sys-
tem in the rear seat, raise the head tem on the front passenger’s seat, be
restraint to the most upper position. sure to follow instructions below.
– Deactivate the front passenger’s front
NOTE: air bag by the front passenger air bag
If the most upper position head restraint deactivation system.
interferes a child restraint system and pre- – Slide the seat to the most rear position
vents the child restraint system from being by the seat position adjustment lever.
installed securely, remove the head – Adjust the seatback at the 5th step
restraint. inclined position (counted from most
Stow the removed head restraint in the lug- upright position) by the seatback angle EXAMPLE
gage compartment so it will not inconve- adjustment lever. 61MM0A007
nience the occupants. – If your vehicle is equipped with the
Your vehicle is equipped with the lower
seat height adjustment lever, raise the
ELR type belt anchorages in the rear seat outboard seat-
seat to the most upper position by this
ing positions for securing a ISOFIX type of
lever.
EXAMPLE child restraints with the connecting bars.
Install your child restraint system accord- The lower anchorages are located where
ing to the instructions provided by the child the rear of the seat cushion meets the bot-
restraint system manufacturer. tom of the seatback.
Make sure that the seat belt is securely
latched.
WARNING
Try to move the child restraint system in all Be sure to install the ISOFIX type of
directions to make sure it is securely child restraint(s) in the only outboard
installed. seating positions, not in the central
position for rear seat.

80JC021

2-46

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Install the ISOFIX type child restraint sys-


tem according to the instructions provided NOTICE EXAMPLE
by the child restraint system manufacturer.
After installing, try moving the child Before installing a child restraint sys-
restraint system in all directions especially tem in the rear seat, raise the head
forward to make sure the connecting bars restraint to the most upper position.
are securely latched to the anchorages.
NOTE:
EXAMPLE If the most upper position head restraint
interferes a child restraint system and pre-
vents the child restraint system from being
installed securely, remove the head
restraint.
Stow the removed head restraint in the lug-
gage compartment so it will not inconve- 68LM268
nience the occupants.
3) Use your hands to carefully align the
connecting bar tips with the anchor-
EXAMPLE ages. Take care not to pinch your fin-
gers.

68LM267
EXAMPLE
Your vehicle is equipped with the top strap
anchorages, be sure to use the top strap of
the child restraint according to the instruc-
tions provided by the child restraint system
manufacturer.

Here is a general instruction:


1) Raise the head restraint to the most 78F114
upper position.
2) Place the child restraint in the rear seat,
inserting the connecting bars to the
anchorages between the seat cushion 54G184
and the seatback.

2-47

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

4) Push the child restraint toward the by the child restraint system manufac-
anchorages so that the connecting bar Installation of Child Restraint with turer. Be sure to attach the top strap to
tips are partially hooked to the anchor- Top Strap the corresponding anchor located
ages. Use your hands to confirm the directly behind the child restraint. Do
position. EXAMPLE not attach the top strap to the luggage
Front restraint loops (if equipped).
EXAMPLE
WARNING
Do not attach the child restraint top
TOP TETHER strap to the luggage restraint loops (if
equipped). Incorrectly attached top
strap will reduce the intended effec-
tiveness of the child restraint system.

Type 1

61MM0A153

54G185
Some child restraint systems require the
use of a top strap. Top strap anchor brack-
5) Grasp the front of the child restraint and ets are provided in your vehicle at the loca-
push the child restraint forcefully to tions shown in the illustrations. The
latch the connecting bars. Make sure number of the anchor bracket provided in
they are securely latched by trying to your vehicle depends on the vehicle speci-
move the child restraint system in all fication. Install the child restraint system as
directions, especially forward. Type 2
follows:
6) Attach the top strap referring to “Instal- 1) Remove the luggage compartment
lation of Child Restraint with Top Strap” cover (if equipped).
section below. 2) Secure the child restraint on the rear
seat using the procedure described
above for securing a restraint system
that does not require a top strap.
3) Hook the top strap to the anchor
bracket and tighten the top strap
according to the instructions provided 86G032

2-48

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

4) When routing the top strap, be sure to To determine if your vehicle is equipped These conditions are not harmful and do
pass the top strap as shown in the illus- with a seat belt pretensioner system at the not indicate a fire in the vehicle.
tration. (Refer to “Head Restraints” sec- front seating positions, check the label on
tion for details on how to raise or lower the front seat belt at the bottom part. If the The driver and all passengers must be
the head restraint.) letters “p” and/or “PRE” appear as illus- properly restrained by wearing seat belts
5) Make sure that cargo does not interfere trated, your vehicle is equipped with the at all times, whether or not a pretensioner
with routing of the top strap. seat belt pretensioner system. You can use is equipped at their seating position, to
the pretensioner seat belts in the same minimize the risk of severe injury or death
manner as ordinary seat belts. in the event of a crash.
Seat Belt Pretensioner System Read this section and the “Supplemental
Restraint System (air bags)” section to Sit fully back in the seat; sit up straight; do
EXAMPLE learn more about the pretensioner system. not lean forward or sideways. Adjust the
and/or belt so the lap portion of the belt is worn
The seat belt pretensioner system works low across the pelvis, not across the waist.
with the SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT Please refer to the “Seat Adjustment” sec-
SYSTEM (Air Bags). The crash sensors tion and the instructions and precautions
and the electronic controller of the air bag about the seat belts in this “Seat Belts and
system also control the seat belt preten- Child Restraint Systems” section for details
sioners. The pretensioners are triggered on proper seat and seat belt adjustments.
only when there is a frontal or side crash
severe enough to trigger the air bags and Please note that the pretensioners along
the seat belts are fastened. For precau- with the air bags will activate in severe
Label tions and general information including frontal or side collisions. They are not
servicing the pretensioner system, refer to designed to activate in rear impacts, roll-
the “Supplemental Restraint System (air overs, or minor frontal collisions. The pre-
63J269
bags)” section in addition to this “Seat Belt tensioners can be activated only once. If
Pretensioner System” section, and follow the pretensioners are activated (that is, if
WARNING all those precautions. the air bags are activated), have the pre-
This section of the owner’s manual The pretensioner is located in each front tensioner system serviced by an autho-
describes your SUZUKI’s SEAT BELT seat belt retractor. The pretensioner tight- rized SUZUKI dealer as soon as possible.
PRETENSIONER SYSTEM. Please ens the seat belt so the belt fits the occu-
read and follow ALL these instruc- pant’s body more snugly in the event of a If the “AIR BAG” light on the instrument
tions carefully to minimize your risk frontal or side crash. The retractors will cluster does not blink or come on briefly
of severe injury or death. remain locked after the pretensioners are when the ignition switch is turned to the
activated. Upon activation, some noise will “ON” position or the engine switch is
occur and some smoke may be released. pressed to change the ignition mode to

2-49

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

“ON”, stays on for more than 10 seconds,


or comes on while driving, the pretensioner
system or the air bag system may not work
properly. Have both systems inspected by
an authorized SUZUKI dealer as soon as
possible.

Service on or around the pretensioner sys-


tem components or wiring must be per-
formed only by an authorized SUZUKI
dealer who is specially trained. Improper
service could result in unintended activa-
tion of pretensioners or could render the
pretensioner inoperative. Either of these
two conditions may result in personal
injury.

To prevent damage or unintended activa-


tion of the pretensioners, be sure the bat-
tery is disconnected and the ignition switch
has been in the “LOCK” position or the
ignition mode has been “LOCK” (OFF) for
at least 90 seconds before performing any
electrical service work on your SUZUKI.

Do not touch pretensioner system compo-


nents or wiring. The wires are wrapped
with yellow tape or yellow tubing, and the
couplers are yellow. When scrapping your
SUZUKI, ask your SUZUKI dealer, body
repair shop, or scrap yard for assistance.

2-50

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Supplemental Restraint EXAMPLE


System (air bags) 2
4

8
WARNING 4 9*
This section of the owner’s manual 3
describes the protection provided by
your SUZUKI’s SUPPLEMENTAL
RESTRAINT SYSTEM (air bags).
6 9
Please read and follow ALL these 7
instructions carefully to minimize 1
your risk of severe injury or death in
the event of a collision. 9*

Your vehicle is equipped with a Supple- 5 9*


mental Restraint System consisting of the 6
following components in addition to a lap- 9
shoulder belt at each seating position. 3
9*
1. Driver’s front air bag module
2. Front passenger’s front air bag mod-
ule
3. Side air bag module
4. Side curtain air bag module
5. Driver’s knee air bag module
6. Seat belt pretensioners 61MM0B110
7. Air bag controller
8. Forward crash sensor
9. Side crash sensor
* if equipped

2-51

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Air bag symbol meaning


WARNING Front Air Bags
EXAMPLE
An air bag supplements, or adds to,
the crash protection offered by seat EXAMPLE
belts. The driver and all passengers
must be properly restrained by wear-
ing seat belts at all times, whether or
not an air bag is mounted at their
seating position, to minimize the risk
of severe injury or death in the event
of a crash.

“AIR BAG” light

72M00150 57L21189
You may find this label on the sun visor. Front air bags are designed to inflate in
severe frontal collisions when the ignition
WARNING switch is in the “ON” position or the ignition
NEVER use a rearward facing child mode is “ON”.
63J030
restraint on a seat protected by an
If the “AIR BAG” light on the instrument NOTE:
ACTIVE AIRBAG in front of it, DEATH
cluster does not blink or come on when the In a frontal angle collision, the side air
or SERIOUS INJURY to the CHILD
ignition switch is first turned to the “ON” bags and side curtain air bags may inflate.
can occur.
position, or the ignition mode is first
changed to “ON”, or the “AIR BAG” light Front air bags are not designed to inflate in
stays on, or comes on while driving, the air rear impacts, side impacts, rollovers or
bag system (or the seat belt pretensioner minor frontal collisions, since they would
system) may not work properly. Have the offer no protection in those types of acci-
air bag system inspected by an authorized dents. Remember, since an air bag
SUZUKI dealer as soon as possible. deploys only one time during an accident,
seat belts are needed to restrain occu-
pants from further movements during the
accident.

2-52

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Therefore, an air bag is NOT a substitute Front passenger’s front air bag located behind the passenger’s side of the
for seat belts. To maximize your protection, dashboard.
ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEAT BELTS. Be EXAMPLE The driver’s knee air bag is located in the
aware that no system can prevent all pos- dashboard below the steering wheel. The
sible injuries that may occur in an accident. words “SRS AIRBAG” are molded into the
air bag covers to identify the location of the
Driver’s front air bag air bags.
EXAMPLE

61MM0A067

Driver’s knee air bag


EXAMPLE

61MM0A066
58MS030

WARNING
When using child restraint system on
the front passenger’s seat, the front
passenger’s air bag system must be
deactivated; otherwise deployment of
the front passenger’s air bag could
68LM20206
result in the death or serious injury of
the child.
The driver’s front air bag is located behind
the center pad of the steering wheel and Please refer to the “Seat Belts and Child
the front passenger’s front air bag is Restraint Systems” section in this section
for details on securing your child.

2-53

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Conditions of front air bags deployment Conditions of front air bags may inflate
(inflation) Receiving a strong impact to the lower
body of your vehicle, the front air bags will
inflate in many cases.

80J101

• Landing hard or falling


80J097

• In frontal collisions with a fixed wall that Front air bags might inflate in a strong
80J099
does not move or deform in more than impact
about 25 km/h (15 mph) • Hitting a curb or medial strip Front air bags do not inflate basically in
rear collision, side collision or rollovers,
etc., however, these might inflate in a
strong impact.
(1)

(1)

80J098E 80J100E

• In collisions such as above at an angle • Falling into a deep hole or ditch


of about 30 degrees (1) or less from the
80J120
front
• Collision from the rear

2-54

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Front air bags may not inflate


The front air bags may not inflate when the
impact is absorbed since the collision
object moved, vehicle body deformed, or
collision angle was greater than about 30
degrees from the front.

80J119 80J104

• Collision from the side • Collision with a utility pole or stumpage


80J102

• Approximately 50 km/h (30 mph) or


lower speed frontal collision to a stopped (1)
vehicle

80J110 80J105E

• Vehicle rollover • Collision with a fixed wall or guardrail at


an angle of greater than about 30
degrees (1) from the front
80J103

• Collision that the front of your vehicle


goes under the bed of a truck etc.

2-55

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

needed to restrain occupants from further


Side Air Bags and Side Curtain Air movements during the accident.
Bags
Therefore, an air bag is NOT a substitute
EXAMPLE for seat belts. To maximize your protection,
ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEAT BELTS. Be
aware that no system can prevent all pos-
sible injuries that may occur in an accident.

Side air bags

80J106
EXAMPLE
• In frontal collisions with a fixed wall that
does not move or deform in less than
about 25 km/h (15 mph)

68KM090

Side air bags and side curtain air bags are


designed to inflate in severe side impact
collisions when the ignition switch is in the
“ON” position or the ignition mode is “ON”.

Side air bags and side curtain air bags are 61MM0A068
not designed to inflate in frontal or rear col- Side air bags are located in the part of the
lisions, rollovers or minor side collisions, front seatbacks closest to the doors. The
80J107 since they would offer no protection in “SRS AIRBAG” labels are attached to the
• Collision angle is offset from the vehicle those types of accidents. Only the side air seatbacks to identify the location of the
angle (offset collision) bag and side curtain air bag on the side of side air bags.
the vehicle that is struck will inflate. How-
ever, in a frontal angle collision, the side air
bags and side curtain air bags may inflate.
Remember, since an air bag deploys only
one time during an accident, seat belts are

2-56

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Side curtain air bags Conditions of side air bags and side Side air bags and side curtain air bags
curtain air bags deployment (inflation) may inflate in a strong impact
EXAMPLE

80J102

• Collision from the front


80J119

61MM0A069 • In collisions from the side by a vehicle


Side curtain air bags are located in the roof equivalent to your vehicle in more than
lining. The words “SRS AIRBAG” are about 25 km/h (15 mph) or in greater col-
molded into the pillar to identify the loca- lisions from the side
tion of the side curtain air bags.

80J120

• Collision from the rear

2-57

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Side air bags and side curtain air bags


may not inflate

80J123 80J125

• Collision from the side at an angle • Collision from the side by a motorcycle
80J121
or bicycle

80J124
80J122 80J126
• Collision from the side with a high-height
• Collision from the side to the vehicle vehicle • Collision with a utility pole or stumpage
body other than the passenger compart-
ment

2-58

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Air bags must inflate quickly and forcefully


in order to reduce the chance of serious or
fatal injuries. However, an unavoidable
consequence of the quick inflation is that
the air bag may irritate bare skin, such as
the facial area against a front air bag. Also,
upon inflation, a loud noise will occur and
some powder and smoke will be released.
These conditions are not harmful and do
not indicate a fire in the vehicle. Be aware,
80J110
however, that some air bag components
may be hot for a while after inflation.
• Vehicle rollover
A seat belt helps keep you in the proper
position for maximum protection when an 65D610
How the System Works air bag inflates. Adjust your seat as far
In a frontal collision, the crash sensors will back as possible while still maintaining
detect rapid deceleration, and if the con- control of the vehicle. Sit fully back in your
troller judges that the deceleration rep- seat; sit up straight; do not lean over the
resents a severe frontal crash, the steering wheel or dashboard. Front occu-
controller will trigger the inflators. If your pants should not lean on or sleep against
vehicle is equipped with side air bags and the door. Please refer to the “Seat Adjust-
side curtain air bags, crash sensors will ment” section and the “Seat Belts and
detect a side collision, and if the controller Child Restraint Systems” section in this
judges that the side collision is severe section for details on proper seat and seat
enough, it will trigger the side air bag and belt adjustments.
side curtain air bag inflators. The inflators
inflate the appropriate air bags with nitro-
gen or argon gas. The inflated air bags
provide a cushion for your head (front air 54G582
bags and side curtain air bags only) and
upper body. The air bag inflates and
deflates so quickly that you may not even
realize that it has activated. The air bag will
neither hinder your view nor make it harder
to exit the vehicle.

2-59

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

controller could be damaged. If it does,


WARNING WARNING have the air bag system inspected by the
SUZUKI dealer as soon as possible.
• The driver should not lean over the (Continued)
steering wheel. The front passen- • Do not paint, put a sticker on, or Special procedures are required for servic-
ger should not rest his or her body attach things like accessories to ing or replacing an air bag. For that rea-
against the dashboard, or other- the dashboard below the steering son, only an authorized SUZUKI dealer
wise get too close to the dash- wheel. Failure to observe this pre- should be allowed to service or replace
board. For vehicles with side air caution may prevent normal infla- your air bags. Please remind anyone who
bags and side curtain air bag, tion of the driver’s knee air bag in services your SUZUKI that it has air bags.
occupants should not lean on or the event of a collision. Service on or around air bag components
sleep against the door. In these sit- or wiring must be performed only by an
uations, the out-of-position occu- Note that even though your vehicle may be authorized SUZUKI dealer. Improper ser-
pant would be too close to an moderately damaged in a collision, the col- vice could result in unintended air bag
inflating air bag, and may suffer lision may not have been severe enough to deployment or could render the air bag
severe injury. trigger the front, side, or side curtain air inoperative. Either of these two conditions
• Do not attach any objects to, or bags to inflate. If your vehicle sustains may result in severe injury.
place any objects over, the steering ANY front-end or side damage, have the
wheel or dashboard. Do not place air bag system inspected by an authorized To prevent damage or unintended inflation
any objects between the air bag SUZUKI dealer to ensure it is in proper of the air bag system, be sure the battery
and the driver or front passenger. working order. is disconnected and the ignition switch has
These objects may interfere with air been in the “LOCK” position or the ignition
bag operation or may be propelled Your vehicle is equipped with a diagnostic mode has been “LOCK” (OFF) for at least
by the air bag in the event of a module which records information about 90 seconds before performing any electri-
crash. Either of these conditions the air bag system if the air bags deploy in cal service work on your SUZUKI. Do not
may cause severe injury. a crash. The module records information touch air bag system components or wires.
• For vehicles with side air bags, do about overall system status, which sensors The wires are wrapped with yellow tape or
not place seat covers on the front activated the deployment. yellow tubing, and the couplers are yellow
seats, because seat covers could for easy identification.
restrict the air bag’s inflation. Also, Servicing the air bag system
If the air bags inflate, have the air bags Scrapping a vehicle that has an uninflated
do not place any cup holders on the
and related components replaced by an air bag can be hazardous. Ask your dealer,
door, as the cup holder could be
authorized SUZUKI dealer as soon as pos- body repair shop or scrap yard for help
propelled by the air bag in the event
sible. with disposal.
of a crash. Either of these condi-
tions may cause severe injury. If your vehicle ever gets in deep water and
(Continued) the driver’s floor is submerged, the air bag

2-60

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

When the front passenger’s air bag is acti-


Front Passenger Air Bag Deactiva- vated, both the “PASSENGER AIR BAG
tion System ON” indicator (1) and “PASSENGER AIR
BAG OFF” indicator (2) come on for a few
seconds then go out.
After then only the “PASSENGER AIR
BAG ON” indicator (1) comes on for about
1 minute and then goes out.
When the front passenger’s air bag is
deactivated, both the “PASSENGER AIR
(2) BAG ON” indicator (1) and “PASSENGER
AIR BAG OFF” indicator (2) come for a few
seconds then go out.
After then only the “PASSENGER AIR 58MS030
(1) BAG OFF” indicator (2) comes on.
When you activate or deactivate the front WARNING
61MM0A070 passenger’s air bag, make sure which indi-
cator is on before starting the engine. When using child restraint system on
The front passenger’s front air bag must the front passenger’s seat, the front
be deactivated if a child restraint system is passenger’s air bag must be deacti-
to be installed on the front passenger’s Side air bags, side curtain air bags and
seat belt pretensioners are not connected vated; otherwise deployment of the
seat. front passenger’s air bag could result
When the ignition switch is turned to the to the air bag deactivation system. Even if
the front passenger’s air bag is deacti- in the death or serious injury of the
“ON” position or the engine switch is child.
pressed to change the ignition mode to vated, side air bags, side curtain air bags
“ON”, the “PASSENGER AIR BAG ON” and seat belt pretensioners are still acti-
indicator (1) or “PASSENGER AIR BAG vated.
WARNING
OFF” indicator (2) shows whether the front
passenger’s air bag is activated or deacti- Make sure the front passenger’s air
vated. bag is activated and the “PASSEN-
GER AIR BAG ON” indicator (1) is on
whenever there is no child restraint
installed on the front passenger’s
seat.

2-61

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

According to accident statistics, children To deactivate the front passenger’s air To activate the front passenger’s air bag,
are safer when properly restrained on rear bag, follow the instructions below before follow the instructions below before start-
seats than front passenger’s seat. When- starting the engine. ing the engine.
ever possible, SUZUKI recommends that 1) Make sure the ignition switch is in the 1) Make sure the ignition switch is in the
child restraint systems be installed on the “LOCK” position or the engine switch is “LOCK” position or the engine switch is
rear seat. in the “LOCK” (OFF) mode. in the “LOCK” (OFF) mode.
2) Insert the key into the air bag deactiva- 2) Insert the key into the air bag deactiva-
Air bag deactivation switch tion switch (3), then push and turn the tion switch (3), then push and turn the
key to the “OFF” (air bag off) position, key to the “ON” (air bag on) position,
and pull out the key. and pull out the key.
3) Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” 3) Turn the ignition switch to the “ON”
(3) position or press the engine switch to position or press the engine switch to
change the ignition mode to “ON”. Both change the ignition mode to “ON”. Both
the indicators come on for a few sec- the indicators come on for a few sec-
onds then go out. onds then go out.
After then only the “PASSENGER AIR After then only the “PASSENGER AIR
BAG OFF” indicator (2) comes on to BAG ON” indicator (1) comes on for
remind you that the front passenger’s about 1 minute and then goes out to
air bag is deactivated. remind you that the front passenger’s
air bag is activated.
EXAMPLE
61MM473

The air bag deactivation switch (3) is


installed only for use when a rearward-fac-
ing child restraint system or infant restraint
system is installed in the front passenger’s
seat. The switch is located at the upper
corner inside the glove box.

2-62

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Instrument Cluster
1. Speedometer
2. Tachometer
3. Fuel gauge
4. Temperature gauge
5. Information display
6. Warning and indicator lights

EXAMPLE 2 6 1

6 4 5 3 6
83RM072

2-63

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Refer to “Low Fuel Warning Light” in


Speedometer Fuel Gauge “Warning and Indicator Lights” in this sec-
tion for details.
The speedometer indicates vehicle speed.
The mark (2) indicates that the fuel filler
door is located on the left side of the vehi-
Tachometer cle.

The tachometer indicates engine speed in


revolutions per minute.

NOTICE
Never drive the vehicle with the
engine revving in the red zone or
(1) (2)
severe engine damage can result.
Keep the engine speed below the red EXAMPLE
zone even when downshifting to a 83RM074
lower gear position.
Refer to “Downshifting maximum When the ignition switch is in the “ON”
allowable speeds” in the “OPERAT- position or the ignition mode is “ON”, this
ING YOUR VEHICLE” section. gauge gives an approximate indication of
the amount of fuel in the fuel tank. “F”
stands for full and “E” stands for empty.
If the indicator gets off the graduation of
“E” (not character “E”), refill the tank as
soon as possible.

NOTE:
The indicator moves a little depending on
road conditions (for example, slope or
curve) and driving conditions because of
fuel moving in the tank.

If the low fuel warning light (1) comes on,


fill the fuel tank immediately.

2-64

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

To reduce the brightness of the instrument


Temperature Gauge Brightness Control panel lights, turn the indicator selector
knob (1) counterclockwise.

EXAMPLE EXAMPLE WARNING


If you attempt to adjust the bright-
ness of the instrument panel lights
while driving, you could lose control
of the vehicle.
Do not attempt to adjust the bright-
ness of the instrument panel lights
while driving.

(1) NOTE:
• If you do not turn the knob within several
seconds of activating the brightness
83RM058 83RM042 control, the brightness control display
will be canceled automatically.
When the ignition switch is in the “ON” When the ignition switch is turned to the • When you reconnect the battery, the
position or the ignition mode is “ON”, this “ON” position or the engine switch is brightness of the instrument panel lights
gauge indicates the engine coolant tem- pressed to change the ignition mode to will be reinitialized. Readjust the bright-
perature. Under normal driving conditions, “ON”, the instrument cluster lights come ness according to your preference.
the indicator should stay within the normal, on.
acceptable temperature range between NOTE:
“H” and “C”. If the indicator approaches Your vehicle has a system to automatically
dim the brightness of the instrument panel If you select the high brightness level when
“H”, overheating is indicated. Follow the the position lights or headlights are on, the
instructions for engine overheating in the lights when the position lights or headlights
are on. instrument panel lights are not dimmed.
“EMERGENCY SERVICE” section.
You can change the brightness of the
NOTICE instrument panel lights regardless of
whether the position lights or headlights
Continuing to drive the vehicle when are off or on.
engine overheating is indicated can
result in severe engine damage. To increase the brightness of the instru-
ment panel lights, turn the indicator selec-
tor knob (1) clockwise.

2-65

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Display (E)
Information Display EXAMPLE Selector position
(3) (for automatic transaxle or TCSS models) /
The information display is shown when the Gear position
ignition switch is in the “ON” position or the (for automatic transaxle or TCSS models) /
ignition mode is “ON”. (2)
Gearshift indicator
Display (F)
Trip meter

(A) (B) (C) Display (G)


Odometer

(D)
83RM044

(2) Indicator selector knob


(E) (F) (3) Trip meter selector knob
(G)
(1) The information display shows the follow-
ing information.
83RM043

(1) Information display Display (A)


Clock
Display (B)
Driving mode (for 4WD models)
61MM0A159
Display (C)
When the ignition switch is turned to the
Thermometer
“ON” position or the engine switch is
Display (D) pressed to change the ignition mode to
Warning and indicator messages / “ON”, the message shown in the above
Fuel consumption / Driving range / illustration will appear on the display for
Average speed / Oil life (for diesel engine several seconds.
models)

2-66

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Some warning and indicator messages


may appear on the display when the igni- Thermometer Fuel Consumption / Driving Range /
tion switch is in the “ACC” or “LOCK” posi- The display (C) shows the thermometer. Average Speed / Oil Life (for diesel
tion, or the ignition mode is “ACC” or engine models)
“LOCK” (OFF). The thermometer indicates the outside
temperature. When there are no warning or indicator
messages on the display (D), you can
Clock select one of the following indications to
appear on the display: instantaneous fuel
The display (A) shows the time. consumption, average fuel consumption,
To set the clock, follow the “Setting mode” driving range, average speed, oil life or no
instructions in this section. indication.

Driving Mode (for 4WD models)


The display (B) shows the driving mode. 61MS409
For details on how to use the four-mode If the outside temperature nears freezing,
4WD system, refer to “Four-mode 4WD the message shown in the above illustra-
System” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHI- tion will appear on the display.
CLE” section.
NOTE:
The outside temperature indication is not
the actual outside temperature when driv-
ing at low speed, or when stopped.

2-67

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

To switch the display indication, push the


EXAMPLE indicator selector knob (2) quickly.

(a) (b) (c) NOTE:


The value of fuel consumption, driving
range and average speed shown in the
display are affected by conditions such as
the following;
• road condition
• surrounding traffic condition
• driving condition
• vehicle condition
• a malfunction which causes the malfunc-
tion indicator light to come on or blink

(f) (e) (d)

61MM0A228

(a) Instantaneous fuel consumption


(b) Average fuel consumption
(c) Driving range
(d) Average speed
(e) Oil life (for diesel engine models)
(f) No indication

2-68

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Instantaneous fuel consumption the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” NOTE:
The display shows instantaneous fuel con- position or the engine switch is pressed to If you add only a small amount of fuel
sumption with a bar graph only when the change the ignition mode to “ON”. Unless when you select “Reset after refuel”, the
vehicle is moving. you reset the value of average fuel con- average fuel consumption value may not
sumption, the display indicates the value of be reset.
NOTE: average fuel consumption which includes
• The display does not show the bar graph average fuel consumption during previous Driving range
unless the vehicle is moving. driving. If you selected driving range the last time
• Depending on the vehicle’s specification, you drove the vehicle, the display indicates
the fuel consumption units of initial set- NOTE: “---” for a few seconds and then indicates
ting are indicated as L/100km, km/L or When you reconnect the negative (–) ter- the current driving range when the ignition
MPG. minal to the battery, the value of average switch is turned to the “ON” position or the
• For “L/100km” or “km/L” setting, the indi- fuel consumption will be shown after driv- engine switch is pressed to change the
cated maximum value of instantaneous ing for a period of time. ignition mode to “ON”.
fuel consumption is 30. No more than 30
The driving range shown in the display is
will be indicated on the display even if You can select when the value of average
the approximate distance you can drive
the actual instantaneous fuel consump- fuel consumption is reset from among the
until the fuel gauge indicates “E”, based on
tion is higher. following three methods;
current driving conditions.
• For “MPG” setting, the indicated maxi- • Reset after refuel: the value of average
mum value of instantaneous fuel con- fuel consumption will be reset automati- When the low fuel warning light comes on,
sumption is 80. No more than 80 will be cally by refueling. the display “---” will appear.
indicated on the display even if the • Reset with trip A: the value of average If the low fuel warning light comes on, fill
actual instantaneous fuel consumption is fuel consumption will be reset automati- the fuel tank immediately regardless of the
higher. cally by resetting trip meter A. value of driving range shown in the display.
• The indication on the display may be • Reset manually: the value of average
delayed if fuel consumption is greatly fuel consumption will be reset by push- As the driving range after refueling is cal-
affected by driving conditions. ing and holding the indicator selector culated based on the most recent driving
• The display shows estimated values. knob (2) when the display indicates the condition, the value is different each time
Indications may not be the same as average fuel consumption. you refuel.
actual values.
To change when the value of average fuel NOTE:
Average fuel consumption consumption is reset, refer to “Setting • If you refuel when the ignition switch is in
If you selected average fuel consumption Mode” later in this section. the “ON” position or the ignition mode is
the last time you drove the vehicle, the dis- “ON”, the driving range may not indicate
play shows the last value of average fuel the correct value.
consumption from previous driving when

2-69

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

• When you reconnect the negative (–) Oil life (for diesel engine models)
terminal to the battery, the value of driv- The display indicates the remaining dis- NOTICE
ing range will be shown after driving for a tance until the next timing of the engine oil
period of time. and oil filter change. When the remaining Change the engine oil and filter
distance becomes 0 km, the oil change immediately when the remaining dis-
Average Speed request light in the instrument cluster also tance of the oil life monitoring indica-
If you selected average speed the last time starts blinking to alert that you should tion becomes close to 0 km. If you
you drove the vehicle, the display indicates change the engine oil and oil filter immedi- keep operating the engine with 0 km
the last value of average speed from ately. indication of oil life monitoring,
previous driving when the ignition switch is If you selected oil life the last time you severe engine damage can result.
turned to the “ON” position or the engine drove the vehicle, the display indicates “---”
switch is pressed to change the ignition for a few seconds and then indicates the
mode to “ON”. Unless you reset the value current distance until the next changing
of average speed, the display indicates the engine oil when the ignition switch is
value of average speed which includes turned to the “ON” position or the engine
average speed during previous driving. switch is pressed to change the ignition
To reset the value of average speed, push mode to “ON”.
and hold the indicator selector knob (2) for
about 2 seconds when the display indicates Whenever the engine oil and oil filter are
an average speed. The display shows “---” changed, the oil life monitoring must be
and then indicates a new average speed reset in order to monitor the next oil and oil
after driving for a short time. filter change timing properly. To reset the
indicator, consult your SUZUKI dealer.
NOTE: When the oil life monitoring is reset, the oil
When you reconnect the negative (–) ter- life monitoring indicates 30000 km. If the
minal to the battery, the value of average oil change request light was blinking, it will
speed will be shown after driving for a go out.
period of time.

2-70

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

– When the gearshift lever is in “D” or


Selector Position / Gear Position / “M”, the display shows the current Trip Meter
Gearshift Indicator gear position. The display (F) shows the trip meter.
The display (E) shows some of the follow- NOTE: The trip meter can be used to measure the
ing indications. For TCSS models, when the gearshift distance traveled on short trips or between
lever position and the selector / gear posi- fuel stops.
EXAMPLE tion indication in the information display You can use the trip meter A or trip meter B
(4) (5) are unmatched, the indication will blink and independently.
the interior buzzer will sound. Refer to
(6) (7) “Twin Clutch System by Suzuki (TCSS)” in To reset the trip meter to zero, push and
the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” sec- hold the trip meter selector knob (3) for
tion for details. about 2 seconds when the display shows
54P020201 the trip meter.
Manual mode indicator (for automatic
(4) Selector position transaxle or TCSS models)
(5) Gear position When you are using the manual mode, the Odometer
(6) Manual mode indicator display shows the manual mode indicator The display (G) shows the odometer.
(7) Drive mode indicator (6).
The odometer records the total distance
Selector position (for automatic tran- NOTE: the vehicle has been driven.
saxle or TCSS models) / For TCSS models, the manual mode indi-
Gear position (for automatic transaxle cator will only appear when the gearshift NOTICE
or TCSS models) lever is in “M”.
The display shows the transaxle selector Keep track of your odometer reading
Drive mode indicator (for TCSS models) and check the maintenance sched-
position (4) or the gear position (5). When the gearshift lever is in “D”, the dis-
• For automatic transaxle models; ule regularly for required services.
play shows the drive mode indicator (7). Increased wear or damage to certain
– When the manual mode is not in use,
the display shows the selector posi- For details on how to use the transaxle, parts can result from failure to per-
tion. refer to “Using the Transaxle” in the form required services at the proper
– When using the manual mode, the dis- “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section. mileage intervals.
play shows the current gear position. Gearshift indicator
• For TCSS models; Refer to “Gearshift Indicator” in the
– When the gearshift lever is in “P”, “R” “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.
or “N”, the display shows the selector
position.

2-71

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

NOTE: Fuel reset (Average fuel consumption


Setting Mode • If you push and hold the indicator selec- reset setting)
When the ignition switch is in the “ON” tor knob (2) to enter the setting mode You can change when the value of aver-
position or the ignition mode is “ON” and when the display (D) shows average fuel age fuel consumption is reset.
the vehicle is stationary, you can enter the consumption or average speed, the
setting mode of the information display by value will be reset simultaneously. If you Temperature
pushing and holding the indicator selector do not want to reset the value, push the (Temperature units setting)
knob (2) for more than 3 seconds. indicator selector knob quickly to switch You can change the units that temperature
the indication of the display. is displayed in.
• To select the setting that you want to • If you turn the ignition switch, press the
change, turn the indicator selector knob NOTE:
engine switch or start to move the vehi-
(2) left or right. When you change the units that tempera-
cle when the display is in the setting
• To change the setting, push the indicator ture is displayed in, the automatic heating
mode, the setting mode will be canceled
selector knob (2). and air conditioning system (if equipped)
automatically.
• To exit the setting mode, select “Back” temperature display units will be changed
and push the indicator selector knob (2). automatically.
Distance unit
(Odo/trip meter distance units setting)
EXAMPLE Set Sensors
You can change the units odo/trip meter
(Parking sensors (if equipped) setting)
distance is displayed in.
The parking sensor can be switched
NOTE: between the normal mode and trailer
When you change the units odo/trip meter mode.
distance is displayed in, the trip meter will
be reset automatically. Clock setting
• To change the hour indication, turn the
Fuel economy indicator selector knob (2) left or right
(Fuel consumption units setting) repeatedly when the hour indication
You can change the units that fuel con- appears as reversed color. To change
sumption is displayed in. the hour indication quickly, turn and hold
the indicator selector knob (2). To set the
61MM0A161 Language hour indication, push the indicator selec-
NOTE: You can change the language of the infor- tor knob (2) and the minute indication
The currently selected setting item is indi- mation display. appears as reversed color.
cated enclosed by a frame.

2-72

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

• To change the minute indication, turn the return the turn signal control lever immedi- IS A/C (ENG A-STOP system setting)
indicator selector knob (2) left or right ately after moving it. (if equipped)
repeatedly when the minute indication • When using the automatic heating and
appears as reversed color. To change Antitheft (Theft deterrent alarm system air conditioning system (if equipped),
the minute indication quickly, turn and (if equipped) setting) you can select one of the following
hold the indicator selector knob (2). To You can switch the theft deterrent alarm engine auto stop settings.
set the minute indication, push the indi- system from the enabled state to the dis- – Standard
cator selector knob (2). abled state, and vice versa. – Economy
The state of the theft deterrent alarm sys- – Comfort
You can also switch the time indication tem is shown on the information display as
between 12-hour and 24-hour format. follows:
• When “Economy” is selected, engine
auto stop condition is eased, compared
• Mode A: Disabled state
Door Lock (Door lock setting) • Mode D: Enabled state
with “Standard”. Engine auto stop condi-
You can choose either once or twice oper- tion will occur more frequently, the stop
ation(s) to unlock all doors (including the Oil change (Oil life monitoring system
time will be longer, leading to reduction
tailgate) or release the dead lock system (if reset setting) (if equipped)
of fuel consumption.
equipped) by turning the key, or operating The oil life monitoring system must be
• When “Comfort” is selected, engine auto
the keyless entry system transmitter, key- reset after changing the engine oil and oil
stop condition becomes severe, com-
less push start system remote controller or filter.
pared with “Standard”. Engine auto stop
request switch. condition will occur less frequently, the
stop time will be shorter, leading to more
If your vehicle is equipped with the keyless TPMS (Tire pressure monitoring system
comfortable cabin condition by air condi-
push start system, you can also turn off or setting)
tioner.
on the buzzer sound when the door(s) • You can check the current tire inflation
is(are) locked or unlocked. pressure on the information display.
Default (initialization setting)
• You can set one of the initial value of tire
If you select “YES” and push the indicator
Lights (Light setting) pressure below that is indicated on the
selector knob (2), all settings will be reini-
Foot light (Footwell lights setting) tire information label.
tialized.
The footwell lights can be programmed for – Comfort Mode
interlocked operation with either lighting – Eco Mode
control or door operation and for no light- – Load Mode
ing. Refer to “Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS)” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHI-
Lane change (Turn signal lights setting) CLE” section for details.
The turn signal and its indicator can be set
whether they flash three times even if you

2-73

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

• When you push and hold the indicator


Warning and Indicator Messages selector knob (2) for about 2 seconds
The display shows warning and indicator while a message is displayed, the mes-
messages to let you know about certain sage will disappear temporarily. If the
vehicle problems. problem that caused the message is not
A tone may also sound to alert you. corrected, the message will appear
again after 5 seconds.
If warning and indicator messages appear
on the display, follow the messages.
Master warning indicator light

78K049

When the display shows warning and indi-


cator messages, the master warning indi-
cator light may also blink.
NOTE:
• When the problem that causes a mes-
sage to appear is corrected, the mes-
sage will disappear.
• If a message is displayed, and other
problems requiring a message occur, the
message for each of the problems will
be alternately displayed about every 5
seconds.

2-74

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Warning and indicator messages


All models

Warning and Indicator Master Warning


Sound Cause and Remedy
Message Indicator Light
Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- A door or tailgate is not properly closed.
(only while vehicle rior buzzer; only while vehi- Stop in a safe place and close the door or
is in motion) cle is in motion) tailgate properly. (#1)

61MM0A162

Blinks Continuous beep (from inte- The headlights and/or the position lights are
rior buzzer) left on. Turn them off.

61MM0A172

Off “Beep” (one time from inte- Fuel is low. Refill immediately. (#1)
rior buzzer)

61MM0A174

(#1) This message will disappear for a while even if the problem that caused the message to appear is not corrected.

2-75

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Warning and Indicator Master Warning


Sound Cause and Remedy
Message Indicator Light
Off Off The road may be icy. Drive very carefully.
(#1)

61MS409

Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- If this message is displayed, have your
rior buzzer) vehicle inspected by an authorized SUZUKI
dealer.

61MM0A180

Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- You should change the engine oil and oil fil-
rior buzzer) ter immediately.
The oil life monitoring system must be reset
after changing the engine oil and oil filter.
Refer to “Oil Change Request Light” in this
section.

61MM0A224

(#1) This message will disappear for a while even if the problem that caused the message to appear is not corrected.

2-76

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Diesel engine models

Warning and Indicator Master Warning


Sound Cause and Remedy
Message Indicator Light
Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- There may be a problem with the fuel filter.
rior buzzer) Have your vehicle inspected by an autho-
rized SUZUKI dealer.

61MM0A225

Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- There is a possibility to have water in the
rior buzzer) fuel filter.
Have your vehicle inspected by an autho-
rized SUZUKI dealer.

61MM0A226

Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- There may be a problem with the diesel
rior buzzer) particulate filter.
Have your vehicle inspected by an autho-
rized SUZUKI dealer.

61MM0A223

2-77

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Warning and Indicator Master Warning


Sound Cause and Remedy
Message Indicator Light
Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- You should regenerate the DPF®.
rior buzzer) Refer to “Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF®)” in
the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” sec-
tion.

61MM0A222

2-78

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Models with keyless push start system

Warning and Indicator Master Warning


Sound Cause and Remedy
Message Indicator Light
Off Off The brake pedal (for automatic transaxle or
TCSS models) or the clutch pedal (for man-
ual transaxle models) is depressed. Press
the engine switch to start the engine.

61MM0A164

Off Off This message is displayed when the “ACC”


position is selected as the power supply
position. (#1)

61MM0A163

Off Off This message is displayed when the “ON”


position is selected as the power supply
position. (#1)

61MM0A173

(#1) This message will disappear for a while even if the problem that caused the message to appear is not corrected.

2-79

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Warning and Indicator Master Warning


Sound Cause and Remedy
Message Indicator Light
Blinks Series of beeps under cer- The remote controller may be outside the
tain conditions (for about 2 vehicle or its battery may have become dis-
seconds from exterior and/or charged. Locate the remote controller or
interior buzzers) touch the engine switch with the remote
controller.
If the message still appears, replace the
remote controller battery.

61MM0A170

61MM0A171

Off Off The remote controller battery is about to


become flat. Replace the battery. (#1)

61MM0A177

(#1) This message will disappear for a while even if the problem that caused the message to appear is not corrected.

2-80

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Warning and Indicator Master Warning


Sound Cause and Remedy
Message Indicator Light
Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- There is a problem with the keyless push
rior buzzer) start system.
Have your vehicle inspected by an autho-
rized SUZUKI dealer.

61MM0A169

Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- The steering lock is not disengaged. While
rior buzzer) lightly turning the steering wheel in both
directions, press the engine switch again.

61MM0A175

Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- There is a problem with the steering lock
rior buzzer) system.
Have your vehicle inspected by an autho-
rized SUZUKI dealer.

61MM0A168

2-81

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Warning and Indicator Master Warning


Sound Cause and Remedy
Message Indicator Light
Manual Transaxle Off Off The engine switch is pressed without
depressing the brake and clutch pedals. Try
again as instructed by the message.

61MM0A166

Automatic Transaxle or TCSS Off Off The engine switch is pressed with the gear-
shift lever in a position other than “P”. Try
again as instructed by the message.

61MM0A167

Automatic Transaxle or TCSS Off Off The engine switch is pressed with the gear-
shift lever in a position other than “P” or “N”
and/or without depressing the brake pedal.
Try again as instructed by the message.

61MM0A165

2-82

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Models with automatic transaxle

Warning and Indicator Master Warning


Sound Cause and Remedy
Message Indicator Light
Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- The automatic transaxle fluid temperature
rior buzzer) becomes too high.
Stop the vehicle in a safe place and let the
fluid cool down.

61MM0A221

2-83

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Models with ESP®

Warning and Indicator Master Warning


Sound Cause and Remedy
Message Indicator Light
Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- There may be a problem with the ESP®
rior buzzer) system.
Have your vehicle inspected by an autho-
rized SUZUKI dealer.

61MM0A178

Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- There may be a problem with the hill hold
rior buzzer) control system.
Have your vehicle inspected by an autho-
rized SUZUKI dealer.

61MM0A179

NOTE:
• When you operate the four-mode 4WD system (if equipped), the information display may show messages other than those in the
above chart. Refer to “Four-mode 4WD System” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section for details.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a parking sensor system, the information display also indicates warning and indicator messages
related to the system. For information on these messages, refer to “Parking Sensors” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.
• If your vehicle is equipped with the radar brake support system, the information display also indicates warning and indicator messages
related to the system. For information on these messages, refer to “Radar Brake Support System” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHI-
CLE” section.
• If your vehicle is equipped with the adaptive cruise control system, the information display also indicates warning and indicator mes-
sages related to the system. For information on these messages, refer to “Adaptive Cruise Control System” in the “OPERATING
YOUR VEHICLE” section.

2-84

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

on the vehicle’s tire information placard.


Warning and Indicator Lights Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire WARNING
causes the tire to overheat and can lead to
NOTE: tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces Failure to take corrective action when
If warning and indicator lights blink or fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may the low tire pressure warning light is
come on, the corresponding messages affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping not working or when it comes on and
may be shown on the information display. ability. Each tire, including the spare, blinks while driving can lead to an
should be checked at least once a month accident.
when cold and set to the recommended If the low tire pressure warning light
Low Tire Pressure Warning Light does not come on for 2 seconds after
(if equipped) inflation pressure as specified in the vehi-
cle placard. the ignition switch is turned to the
“ON” position or the engine switch is
The low tire pressure warning light is also pressed to change the ignition mode
used to inform you of a TPMS malfunction. to “ON”, or comes on and blinks
When the system detects a malfunction, while driving, have your vehicle
this light will blink for about 75 seconds inspected by an authorized SUZUKI
and then remain continuously illuminated. dealer. Even if the light turns off after
This sequence will be repeated after the blinking, indicating that the monitor-
52D305
ignition switch is turned to the “ON” posi- ing system has recovered, you
tion or the engine switch is pressed to should still have the system checked
As an added fuel efficiency feature, your change the ignition mode to “ON” as long by your authorized SUZUKI dealer.
vehicle has been equipped with a tire pres- as the malfunction exists.
sure monitoring system (TPMS) that uses
a low tire pressure warning light to inform NOTE:
you when one or more of your tires is sig- The low tire pressure warning light may not
nificantly under-inflated. come on immediately if you have a sudden
When the ignition switch is turned to the loss of air pressure.
“ON” position or the engine switch is
pressed to change the ignition mode to
“ON”, the light comes on briefly so you can
check that the light is working.
When the low tire pressure warning light is
lit, one or more of your tires is significantly
under-inflated. You should stop and check
your tires as soon as possible, and inflate
them to the proper pressure as indicated

2-85

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

WARNING WARNING WARNING


The load-carrying capacity of your Continuing to drive with the low tire (Continued)
tires is reduced at lower inflation pressure warning light on can lead to • If your vehicle is equipped with a
pressures. If your tires are even mod- an accident, resulting in severe injury flat tire repair kit instead of a spare
erately under-inflated, the load on the or death. tire, refer to “Flat Tire Repair Kit” in
tires may exceed the load-carrying If the low tire pressure warning light the “EMERGENCY SERVICE” sec-
capacity of the tires, which could lead comes on and stays on, reduce your tion for instructions on how to per-
to tire failure. The low tire pressure speed and avoid abrupt steering and form an emergency repair of a flat
warning light will not alert you to this braking. Be aware that driving on a tire.
condition, because it only comes on significantly under-inflated tire can • If one or more of your tires is
when one or more of your tires cause the tire to overheat and can under-inflated, adjust the inflation
becomes significantly under-inflated. lead to tire failure, and may affect pressure in all of your tires to the
Check and adjust your tire inflation steering control and brake effective- recommended inflation pressure as
pressure at least once a month. Refer ness. Stop in a safe place as soon as soon as possible.
to “Tires” in the “INSPECTION AND possible and check your tires.
MAINTENANCE” section. • If you have a flat tire, replace it with Refer to “Tire Pressure Monitoring System”
the spare tire (if equipped). Refer to in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE”
“Jacking Instructions” in the section for additional details on the tire
“EMERGENCY SERVICE” section pressure monitoring system. Refer to
for the tire replacement method. “Tires” in the “INSPECTION AND MAIN-
Also refer to “Replacing Tires and/ TENANCE” section for information on
or Wheels” for instructions on how maintaining proper tire pressure.
to restore normal operation of the
TPMS after you have had a flat tire.
(Continued)

2-86

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

If the brake system warning light comes on


Brake System Warning Light while you are driving the vehicle, it may WARNING
mean that there is something wrong with
the vehicle’s brake system. If this happens, If any of the following conditions
you should: occur, you should immediately ask
your SUZUKI dealer to inspect the
1) Pull off the road and stop carefully. brake system.
• If the brake system warning light
WARNING does not go out after the engine
has been started and the parking
65D477 Remember that stopping distance brake has been fully released.
may be longer, you may have to push • If the brake system warning light
Three different types of operations exist harder on the pedal, and the pedal
depending on the vehicle’s specification. does not come on when the igni-
may go down farther than normal. tion switch is turned to the “ON”
1) The light comes on briefly when the position or the engine switch is
ignition switch is turned to the “ON” 2) Test the brakes by carefully starting and pressed to change the ignition
position or the engine switch is pressed stopping on the shoulder of the road. mode to “ON”.
to change the ignition mode to “ON”. 3) If you determine that it is safe, drive • If the brake system warning light
2) The light comes on when the parking cautiously at low speed to the nearest comes on at any time during vehi-
brake is engaged with the ignition dealer for repairs, cle operation.
switch in the “ON” position or the igni- or
tion mode “ON”. 4) Have the vehicle towed to the nearest
NOTE:
3) The light comes on when under either dealer for repairs.
Because the brake system is self-adjust-
or both of above two conditions.
ing, the fluid level will drop as the brake
The light also comes on when the fluid in pads become worn. Replenishing the
the brake fluid reservoir falls below the brake fluid reservoir is considered normal
specified level. periodic maintenance.
The light should go out after starting the NOTE:
engine and fully releasing the parking (Parking Brake Reminder Buzzer)
brake, if the fluid level in the brake fluid A buzzer sounds intermittently to remind
reservoir is adequate. you to release the parking brake if you
The light also comes on together with the start the vehicle without releasing the park-
ABS warning light when the rear brake ing brake. Make sure that the parking
force control function (proportioning valve brake is fully released and the brake sys-
function) of the ABS system fails. tem warning light turns off.

2-87

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

there may be something wrong with both check that the light is working. If the light
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) the rear brake force control function and stays on, or comes on when driving and
Warning Light anti-lock function of the ABS system. remains on, there may be something
wrong with the ESP® systems (other than
If one of these happens, have the system
ABS). You should have the system
inspected by your SUZUKI dealer.
inspected by an authorized SUZUKI
If the ABS becomes inoperative, the brake
dealer.
system will function as an ordinary brake
system that does not have this ABS sys-
For details of the ESP® systems, refer to
tem.
“Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)” in
65D529
For details of ABS system, refer to “Anti- the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” sec-
Lock Brake System (ABS)” in the “OPER- tion.
When the ignition switch is turned to the ATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.
“ON” position or the engine switch is WARNING
pressed to change the ignition mode to
“ON”, the light comes on briefly so you can ESP® Warning Light The ESP® systems cannot prevent
check that the light is working. accidents. Always drive carefully.
If the light stays on, or comes on when
driving, there may be something wrong
with the ABS.
If this happens:
1) Pull off the road and stop carefully.
2) Turn the ignition switch to “LOCK” or
change the ignition mode to “LOCK” 52KM133
(OFF) by pressing the engine switch
ESP® is a registered trademark of Daimler
and then start the engine again.
AG.
If the warning light comes on briefly then
turns off, the system is normal. If the warn- This light blinks 5 times per second when
ing light still stays on, the system will be one of the ESP® systems other than ABS
something wrong. is activated. If this light blinks, drive care-
fully.
If the light and the brake system warning
light stay on, or come on simultaneously When the ignition switch is turned to the
when driving, your ABS system is “ON” position or the engine switch is
equipped with the rear brake force control pressed to change the ignition mode to
function (proportioning valve function) and “ON”, the light comes on briefly so you can

2-88

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

ESP® OFF Indicator Light Oil Pressure Light Charging Light

57L30045 50G051 50G052

When the ignition switch is turned to the This light comes on when the ignition This light comes on when the ignition
“ON” position or the engine switch is switch is turned to the “ON” position or the switch is turned to the “ON” position or the
pressed to change the ignition mode to engine switch is pressed to change the engine switch is pressed to change the
“ON”, this light comes on briefly so you can ignition mode to “ON”, and goes out when ignition mode to “ON”, and goes out when
check that the light is working. the engine is started. The light will come the engine is started. The light will come
on and remain on if there is insufficient oil on and remain on if there is something
When the ESP® OFF switch is pushed to pressure. If the light comes on when driv- wrong with the battery charging system. If
turn off the ESP® systems (other than ing, pull off the road as soon as you can the light comes on when the engine is run-
ABS), the ESP® OFF indicator light comes and stop the engine. ning, the charging system should be
on and stays on. Check the oil level and add oil if necessary. inspected immediately by your SUZUKI
For details of the ESP® systems, refer to If there is enough oil, the lubrication sys- dealer.
“Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)” in tem should be inspected by your SUZUKI
the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” sec- dealer before you drive the vehicle again.
tion.
NOTICE
• If you operate the engine with this
light on, severe engine damage can
result.
• Do not rely on the oil pressure light
to indicate the need to add oil. Be
sure to periodically check the
engine oil level.

2-89

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Seat Belt Reminder Light “AIR BAG” Light Malfunction Indicator Light

60G049 63J030 65D530

When the driver and/or front passenger This light blinks or comes on for several Your vehicle has a computer-controlled
do(does) not buckle his or her seat belt, seconds when the ignition switch is turned emission control system. A malfunction
the seat belt reminder light will come on or to the “ON” position or the engine switch is indicator light is provided on the instrument
blink. pressed to change the ignition mode to panel to indicate when it is necessary to
For details about the seat belt reminder, “ON” so you can check if the light is work- have the emission control system serviced.
refer to “Seat Belts and Child Restraint ing. The malfunction indicator light comes on
Systems” in this section. when the ignition switch is turned to the
The light will come on and stay on if there “ON” position or the engine switch is
is a problem in the air bag system or the pressed to change the ignition mode to
seat belt pretensioner system. “ON” to let you know the light is working
and goes out when the engine is started.
WARNING
If the malfunction indicator light comes on
If the “AIR BAG” light does not blink or blinks when the engine is running, there
or come on briefly when the ignition is a damage in the emission control sys-
switch is turned to the “ON” position tem.
or the engine switch is pressed to Bring the vehicle to your SUZUKI dealer to
change the ignition mode to “ON”, have the damage fixed.
stays on for more than 10 seconds,
or comes on while driving, the air bag (For EU specification vehicle)
system or the seat belt pretensioner Also, if this light comes on when the
system may not work properly. Have engine is running, there is the problem with
both systems inspected by an autho- the automatic transaxle system. Ask your
rized SUZUKI dealer. SUZUKI dealer to have the system
inspected.

2-90

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

(For TCSS models)


NOTICE • If the light comes on, it may become fol- Immobilizer/Keyless Push Start
lowings: System Warning Light
Continuing to drive the vehicle when – The transaxle gear will not be changed
the malfunction indicator light is on even if you shift the gearshift lever.
or blinking can cause permanent – The transaxle gear will change to “N”
damage to the vehicle’s emission automatically when the vehicle stops,
control system, and can affect fuel also the selector position indication in
economy and driveability. the information display will show “N”.
– The engine will stall automatically
Transaxle Warning Light when the vehicle stops. 80JM122
(if equipped) – You cannot start the engine.
When the ignition switch is turned to the
• If you perform any of the following oper- “ON” position or the engine switch is
ations, the light will blink and the interior pressed to change the ignition mode to
buzzer will sound. It means that the “ON”, the light comes on briefly so you can
clutch is under heavy load and becomes check that the light is working. If this light
hot. In this case, stop the vehicle in a stays on, there is a problem with the sys-
safe place and press the engine switch tem.
to change the ignition mode to “LOCK”
(OFF), then change back to “ON”. Start
80J219
the vehicle after making sure the light Open Door Warning Light
This light comes on for several seconds goes off and the buzzer does not sound.
when the ignition switch is turned to the – On an uphill, you alternate between
“ON” position or the engine switch is stop and start.
pressed to change the ignition mode to – On an uphill, you hold the vehicle at a
“ON” so you can check the light is working. stop using only the creeping function.
If this light comes on when the engine is – You keep depressing the accelerator
running, there is a problem with the tran- pedal with depressing the brake pedal.
saxle system. Ask your SUZUKI dealer to – You keep depressing the accelerator
54G391
have the system inspected. pedal without releasing the parking
brake. This light remains on until all doors (includ-
ing the tailgate) are completely closed.
If any door (including the tailgate) is open
when the vehicle is moving, a ding sounds
to remind you to close all doors completely.

2-91

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

However, repeating these operations could


Low Fuel Warning Light Electric Power Steering Light cause the power steering system dam-
aged.

NOTE:
If the power steering system does not work
properly, you will feel heavier to steer but
you still will be able to steer.

54G343 79J039
NOTE:
If the steering is operated, you may hear a
If this light comes on, fill the fuel tank This light comes on when the ignition noise. This is normal and indicates that the
immediately. switch is turned to the “ON” position or the power steering system works properly.
engine switch is pressed to change the
When this light comes on, a ding sounds ignition mode to “ON”, and goes out when
once to remind you to fill the fuel. Automatic Headlight Leveling
the engine is started.
If you do not fill the fuel, a ding sounds System Warning Light (if equipped)
every time when the ignition switch is If this light comes on while driving, the
turned to the “ON” position or the engine power steering system may not work prop-
switch is pressed to change the ignition erly. Have the system inspected by your
mode to “ON”. SUZUKI dealer.

NOTE: NOTE:
The activation point of this light varies Following operations of the steering wheel
depending on road conditions (for exam- while parking or driving at a very low-
ple, slope or curve) and driving conditions speed may have steering effort bigger 64J046
because of fuel moving in the tank. gradually. This is not a malfunction of the
steering system, but the power steering When the ignition switch is turned to the
control system limits the power assist in “ON” position or the engine switch is
order to prevent them from overheating. pressed to change the ignition mode to
• The steering wheel is operated very “ON”, this light comes on briefly to let you
often. know the light is working.
• The steering wheel is kept in a fully If this light comes on, there is a problem
turned position for a long while. with the automatic headlight leveling sys-
When the power steering control system tem. Bring the vehicle to your SUZUKI
cool down, the power steering system dealer to have the problem corrected.
back to the original condition.

2-92

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Rear Fog Light Indicator Light Turn Signal Indicators Main Beam (high beam) Indicator
Light

54G491 50G055
50G056
The rear fog light indicator light comes on When you turn on the left or right turn sig-
when the rear fog light operates. nals, the corresponding green arrow on the This indicator comes on when headlight
instrument panel will flash along with the main beams (high beams) are turned on.
respective turn signal lights. When you
LED Headlight Warning Light turn on the hazard warning switch, both
(if equipped) arrows will flash along with all of the turn Illumination Indicator Light
signal lights.

54P000234 64J045

When the ignition switch is turned to the This indicator light comes on while the
“ON” position or the engine switch is position lights, tail light and/or the head-
pressed to change the ignition mode to lights are on.
“ON”, this light comes on briefly so you can
check that the light is working.
If this light comes on, there is a problem
with the LED headlight. Park the vehicle in
a safe place and consult your SUZUKI
dealer to have the problem corrected.

2-93

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

you it is necessary to change the engine oil


4WD Warning Light (if equipped) Oil Change Request Light and oil filter. When the engine oil and oil fil-
(if equipped) ter are changed, and the oil life monitoring
system is reset, this light will go out.
Whenever the engine oil is changed, the
light must be reset to monitor the next oil
change timing properly. The light will go
out after the reset. For the resetting proce-
dure, refer to “Information Display” in this
57L30042
section.
79JM007
When you press the engine switch to NOTICE
change the ignition mode to “ON”, the light Your vehicle has the oil life monitoring sys-
comes on briefly so you can check that the tem and related Oil Change Request Light Severe engine damage will result, if
light is working. that alerts you to change the engine oil and you keep operating the engine after
• This light comes on if there is any prob- filter. this light blinking.
lem with the four-mode 4WD system. Change the engine oil and filter
The system will be deactivated automati- This light comes on for several seconds immediately when the light blinks.
cally. when the ignition switch is turned to the
• The light blinks if the vehicle is in either “ON” position or the engine switch is NOTE:
of the following conditions, and the sys- pressed to change the ignition mode to This light is used to facilitate the oil and oil
tem will be deactivated automatically. “ON” so you can check that light is working. filter change according to the maintenance
– Wheels of different diameters are fitted (For gasoline engine models) schedule.
to the vehicle. When this light blinks, change engine oil
– Drive train components overheat as a (For diesel engine models)
and oil filter immediately. For details on If this light blinks when the engine is run-
result of spinning of a drive wheel in how to change the engine oil and oil filter,
the mud or snow. ning, you should change the engine oil and
refer to “Changing Engine Oil and Filter” in oil filter immediately since the monitoring
NOTE: the “INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE” system has calculated that oil life has been
Should the light blink, immediately move section. diminished by a deterioration of engine oil.
the vehicle to a safe place and park it there If either of odometer reading or time is When the engine oil and oil filter are
to protect the drive train components. If reached to the value which is set by the changed, and the oil life monitoring system
you let the engine run at idle for a while system, this light blinks when the ignition is reset, this light will go out. For details on
except for the case of different sized switch is in the “ON” position or the engine how to change the engine oil, refer to
wheels are fitted, the light will go out and switch is pressed to change the ignition “Changing Engine Oil and Filter” in
the system will resume. mode to “ON”. In addition, the message is “INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE” sec-
shown on the information display to tell tion.

2-94

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Whenever the engine oil is changed, the


light must be reset to monitor the next oil Glow Plug Indicator Light Fuel Filter Warning Light
change timing properly. To reset the light, (For Diesel Engine Model) (For Diesel Engine Model)
consult your SUZUKI dealer.

NOTICE
Severe engine damage will result, if
you keep operating the engine after
this light blinking.
Change the engine oil and filter
immediately when the light blinks. 60A543 60A541

If the coolant temperature is cool enough, This light comes on for several seconds
NOTE: this light comes on when the ignition when the ignition switch is turned to the
Note that engine oil degrades faster under switch is turned to the “ON” position or the “ON” position or the engine switch is
the following circumstances: engine switch is pressed to change the pressed to change the ignition mode to
– Mainly urban use of the vehicle, requir- ignition mode to “ON” and goes out when “ON” so you can check that light is work-
ing more frequent regeneration of the the glow plug is heated enough for engine ing.
DPF®; starting. If the light comes on when driving, there is
– Use of the vehicle for short drives, in a possibility to have water in the fuel filter.
which the engine does not have time to Drain water as soon as possible. Have
reach its regular operating temperature; your vehicle inspected by an authorized
– Repeated interruptions to the regenera- SUZUKI dealer.
tion process signaled by the DPF® warn-
ing light coming on.

2-95

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

For details of the DPF®, refer to “Diesel


Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF®) Particulate Filter” in the “OPERATING “ENG A-STOP” Indicator Light
Warning Light (For Diesel Engine YOUR VEHICLE” section. (if equipped)
Model)
NOTICE
Be sure to regenerate the DPF® when
the DPF® warning light comes on.
Failure to regenerate the DPF® will
cause the vehicle malfunction due to
the clogged filter.
72M00032
64J244
When the ignition switch is turned to the
This light comes on for several seconds “ON” position or the engine switch is
when the ignition switch is turned to the pressed to change the ignition mode to
“ON” position or the engine switch is “ON”, this light comes on briefly to let you
pressed to change the ignition mode to know the light is working.
“ON” so you can check that light is work- When the engine is stopped by the “ENG
ing. If the light comes on when driving, the A-STOP” system, this light comes on.
DPF® is nearly clogged. To go out the
warning light, the vehicle must stay in For details, refer to “ENG A-STOP System
motion until regeneration has been com- (Engine Auto Stop Start System)” in the
pleted. “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.
The process normally takes about 25 min-
utes.
The optimum condition to end the process
are achieved by keeping the vehicle in
motion at a speed of 50 km/h (31 mph) or
higher, or an engine speed higher than
2,000 rpm.
If you drive your vehicle until the light goes
out, the regeneration of the DPF® will be
completed.

2-96

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

For details, refer to “Radar Brake Support


“ENG A-STOP OFF” Light Radar Brake Support System Warn- System” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHI-
(if equipped) ing Light (if equipped) CLE” section.

Radar Brake Support OFF Indicator


Light (if equipped)

72M00159 72M20304

When the ignition switch is turned to the When the engine switch is pressed to
“ON” position or the engine switch is change the ignition mode to “ON”, this light
pressed to change the ignition mode to comes on briefly to let you know the light is
72M20303
“ON”, this light comes on briefly to let you working.
know the light is working. When the engine switch is pressed to
When the brake support system is acti- change the ignition mode to “ON”, this light
When you push the “ENG A-STOP OFF” vated, this light blinks rapidly.
comes on briefly to let you know the light is
switch, this light comes on.
In the following situations, this light will working.
If this light blinks when driving, there may come on and the radar brake support sys- In the following situations, this light will
be something wrong with the ENG A- tem will stop functioning when the ignition come on and the radar brake support sys-
STOP system. You should have the sys- mode is “ON”. tem will stop functioning when the ignition
tem inspected by an authorized SUZUKI • When there is a problem with the radar mode is “ON”.
dealer. brake support system. In this case, you • When the “Radar Brake Support OFF”
should have the system inspected by an switch is pushed and held to turn off the
For details, refer to “ENG A-STOP System
authorized SUZUKI dealer. radar brake support system.
(Engine Auto Stop Start System)” in the
• When dirt is detected on the surface of • When the ESP® OFF switch is pushed to
“OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.
the radar sensor. In this case, clean the
turn off the ESP® systems (other than
sensor.
ABS), the ESP® OFF indicator light will
• When there is a problem with the ABS or
also come on.
ESP®. The ABS warning light or the
ESP® warning light will also come on. For details, refer to “Radar Brake Support
• When there is a problem with the brake System” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHI-
control systems. CLE” section.

2-97

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Adaptive Cruise Control System Master Warning Indicator Light Lighting Control Lever
Warning Light (if equipped)

78K049
54P000233
When the information display shows warn-
When the engine switch is pressed to ing and indicator messages, this indicator
change the ignition mode to “ON”, this light light may also blink.
comes on briefly so you can check that the
For details, refer to “Information Display” in
light is working.
this section.
If this light stays on, there is a problem with
57L21128
the adaptive cruise control system. Have
the system inspected by your SUZUKI
dealer. WARNING
To avoid possible injury, do not oper-
ate controls by reaching through the
steering wheel.

2-98

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Lighting Operation
EXAMPLE

EXAMPLE

(3)

(2)
(1)

61MM0A073

With the headlights on, push the lever for-


61MM0A072 ward to switch to the high beams (main
To turn the lights on or off, twist the knob beams) or pull the lever toward you to
on the end of the lever. There are three switch to the low beams. When the high
positions: beams (main beams) are on, a light on the
instrument panel will come on. To momen-
OFF (1) tarily activate the high beams (main
All lights are off. beams) as a passing signal, pull the lever
slightly toward you and release it when you
(2) have completed the signal.
Front position lights, tail lights, license
plate light and instrument lights are on, but
headlights are off.

(3)
Front position lights, tail lights, license
plate light, instrument lights and headlights
are on.

2-99

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Your vehicle’s lighting system is controlled by two main systems: the Lighting switch and
Automatic Lights Operation the Auto-On Headlight System (when the lighting switch is in the “AUTO” position).
(if equipped) The two systems work together to operate your lights as shown in the following chart:

EXAMPLE ON: Lights ON


LIGHT: When it is light around the light sensor (5).
DARK: When it is dark around the light sensor (5).
(4) (3)
Ignition mode
Lighting “LOCK” (OFF) Ignition mode “ON”
switch posi- Main lights to be
operated or “ACC”
tion
LIGHT DARK LIGHT DARK
(1)
(2) Position lights,
– – – –
(1) OFF Tail lights
Headlights – – – –
61MM0A074 Position lights,
– – – ON
(2) AUTO Tail lights
Headlights – – – ON
(5)
Position lights, ON ON ON ON
(3) Tail lights
Headlights – – – –
Position lights,
ON ON ON ON
(4) Tail lights
Headlights ON ON ON ON

61MM0A096

2-100

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

To turn the lights on or off, twist the knob (4)


on the end of the lever. There are four CAUTION Front position lights, tail lights, license
positions: plate light, instrument lights and headlights
If the light sensor area of the wind- are on.
OFF (1) shield is covered with mud, ice, or
All lights are off. other similar substances, the head-
lights and position lights may be EXAMPLE
AUTO (2) turned on even when it is still light
This function works when the ignition outside. Before removing such sub-
mode has been changed to “ON” by press- stances from the windshield, always
ing the engine switch. The headlights and set the wiper control lever to the
position lights are turned on and off auto- “OFF” position. If the lever is left in
matically according to the amount of out- the “AUTO” position, the wipers
side light detected by a sensor. They go could unexpectedly operate and
out automatically when you change the cause injury, and could also be dam-
ignition mode to “ACC” or “LOCK” by aged.
pressing the engine switch.
NOTE:
The light sensor (5) for sensing the amount • Avoid covering the light sensor area of 61MM0A075
of outside light is installed on the upper the windshield with a sticker. The sticker
part of the windshield. It also serves as the may impair the performance of the sen- With the headlights on, push the lever for-
rain sensor for the rain-sensing wipers. sor and make the system unable to con- ward to switch to the high beams (main
trol operation of the lights correctly. beams) or pull the lever toward you to
• If you changed the ignition mode to “ON” switch to the low beams. When the high
by pressing the engine switch and the beams (main beams) are on, a light on the
“AUTO” position remains selected, the instrument panel will come on. To momen-
headlights and position lights come on tarily activate the high beams (main
automatically as the outside gets dark beams) as a passing signal, pull the lever
even with the engine not running. Leav- slightly toward you and release it when you
ing the lights lit for a long time may lead have completed the signal.
to a completely discharged battery.

(3)
Front position lights, tail lights, license
plate light and instrument lights are on, but
headlights are off.

2-101

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Auto-on headlight system Rain-triggered automatic lighting oper-


WARNING ation
The setting of the auto-on headlight sys-
It takes about 5 seconds for the light tem can be changed to make it turn on the
sensor to react to a change in light- headlights:
ing conditions. To help avoid an acci- • when the rain sensor senses heavy rain-
dent due to reduced visibility, turn on fall
your headlights before driving into a • when the rain sensor senses light and
tunnel, parking structure or the like. heavy rainfall (in coordination with rain-
sensing wiper operation), or
NOTE: • independently from rain-sensing wiper
The light sensor reacts even to infrared operation.
rays, so it may operate incorrectly when
there are strong infrared rays.
Light Reminder Buzzer
61MM0A097 Reprogramming the automatic light The interior buzzer continuously beeps if
function you open the driver’s door without turning
The Auto-on headlight system automati- The following settings of the automatic
cally turns on all lights that are operated by off the headlights and position lights. This
light function can be customized to your function is triggered under the following
the lighting control lever on the steering preference. Please contact an authorized
column, when the following three condi- condition:
SUZUKI dealer if you want the function The headlights and/or position lights are
tions are all met. reprogrammed. on even after the ignition switch is turned
Conditions for Auto-on headlight system off, or the engine switch is pressed to
operation: Sensitivity of the light sensor change the ignition mode to “LOCK”
1) It is dark around the light sensor (5). The amount of outside light needed to turn (OFF).
2) The lighting control lever is in the the lights on and off is pre-set at the fac-
“AUTO” position. tory. The sensitivity of the light sensor can The buzzer stops sounding when you turn
3) You press the engine switch to change be adjusted so that the lights are turned on off the headlights and position lights.
the ignition mode to “ON”. and off when it is: NOTE:
• lighter outside than the pre-set condition, A message is indicated on the information
This system is operated by a signal from or
the light sensor (5) on the front windshield. display in the instrument cluster while the
• darker outside than the pre-set condition buzzer is sounding.
Do not cover the sensor (5). If you do, the
system will not work correctly.

2-102

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Daytime Running Light (D.R.L.) Rear Fog Light Switch Front Fog Light Switch
System
(if equipped)
When the engine is started, this system EXAMPLE
turns on the daytime running lights.
Conditions for D.R.L. system operation
1) The engine is running.
2) Headlights and front fog light (if
equipped) are off.

NOTE:
Brightness of the daytime running lights is
different from the brightness of the position
lights, but it is not a malfunction.

61MM0A214

To turn the rear fog light on, twist the knob


as shown in the illustration with the head- 64J058
lights are on. When the rear fog light is on, The front fog light comes on when the fog
an indicator light on the instrument cluster light switch is pushed in with the position
will come on. lights, tail lights and/or the headlights are
on. An indicator light above the switch will
be lit when the front fog light is on.

NOTE:
In some countries the lighting operation
may be different from the above descrip-
tion according to local regulations.

2-103

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Headlight Leveling Switch Vehicle Load


Switch Position
Turn Signal Control Lever
(if equipped) Condition
Driver only 0
Driver +
1 passenger 0
(in front seat)
Driver +
4 passengers, 1
no cargo
Driver +
4 passengers, 3
cargo added
Driver +
4
full cargo 57L21128

80JM040

Level the headlight beam according to the WARNING


load condition of your vehicle by turning To avoid possible injury, do not oper-
this switch. The chart below shows the ate controls by reaching through the
appropriate switch position for different steering wheel.
vehicle-load conditions.

2-104

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Lane change signal NOTE:


Turn Signal Operation You can customize the setting for the num-
With the ignition switch in the “ON” position ber of times of flashing of the turn signal
or the ignition mode “ON”, move the lever and its indicator (1 to 4 times). Please ask
up or down to activate the right or left turn an authorized SUZUKI dealer for the cus-
signals. tomization.

Normal turn signal

EXAMPLE
61MM0A077

Move the lever part-way in the direction to


turn and hold it there.
• The turn signal and its indicator flash
while the lever is held at the moved posi-
EXAMPLE tion.
The turn signal and its indicator flash three
61MM0A076 times even if you return the lever immedi-
Move the lever all the way upward or ately after moving it.
downward to signal. When the turn is com-
pleted, the signal will cancel and the lever NOTE:
will return to its normal position. The turn signal and its indicator can be set
whether they flash three times after the
turn signal lever is returned via the infor-
mation display. Refer to “Information Dis-
play” in this section.

2-105

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Hazard Warning Switch Windshield Wiper and Washer Wiper and Washer Operation
Lever When the ignition switch is in the “ON”
position or the ignition mode is “ON”, you
EXAMPLE can use the wiper/washer lever or switch (if
equipped).

Windshield Wipers

EXAMPLE

61MM0A078

Push in the hazard warning switch to acti- 65D611


vate the hazard warning lights. All turn sig-
nal lights and both turn signal indicators
will flash simultaneously. To turn off the WARNING
lights, push the switch again. To avoid possible injury, do not oper-
Use the hazard warning lights to warn ate controls by reaching through the 61MM0A079
other traffic during emergency parking or steering wheel.
when your vehicle could otherwise become To turn the windshield wipers on, move the
a traffic hazard. lever down to one of the three operating
positions. In the “INT” position, the wipers
operate intermittently. The “INT” position is
very convenient for driving in mist or light
rain. In the “LO” position, the wipers oper-
ate at a steady low speed. In the “HI” posi-
tion, the wipers operate at a steady high
speed. To turn off the wipers, move the
lever back to the “OFF” position.

2-106

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Move the lever up and hold it to the “MIST”


position, the windshield wipers will turn on Windshield Wipers with Rain Sens-
ing Function (if equipped) EXAMPLE
continuously at low speed.

EXAMPLE EXAMPLE

61MM0A082

If the control lever has on “AUTO” position,


you can change the system’s sensitivity to
61MM0A080 61MM0A081 rain/snow by turning the knob of the con-
If the lever is equipped with the “INT TIME” Press the engine switch to change the igni- trol lever forward for increased sensitivity
control, turn the control forward or rear- tion mode to “ON”. To turn the rain-sensing or rearward for decreased sensitivity.
ward to adjust the intermittent wiper opera- wipers on, move the lever down to one of
tion to the desired interval. the three operating positions. In the
“AUTO” position (if provided), the wipers
(1)
automatically operate when the wiper sys-
tem senses rain or snow. In the “LO” posi-
tion, the wipers operate at a steady low
speed. In the “HI” position, the wipers
operate at a steady high speed. To turn off
the wipers, move the lever back to the
“OFF” position.
Move the lever up and hold it to the “MIST”
position; the wipers will operate continu-
ously at low speed for as long as you hold
the lever in the “MIST” position. 61MM0A098
(1) Rain sensor

2-107

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

– There were already raindrops on the Reprogramming the rain-sensing wiper


CAUTION windshield before starting rain-sensing function
wiper operation. You should remove The AUTO position operation of the rain-
• Observe the following instructions the raindrops by operating the wipers sensing wiper function can be customized
when the wiper lever is set to the under manual control. to your preference by reprogramming its
“AUTO” position with the engine – The rain sensor is hotter than 80°C setting as follows. Please contact an
switch in the “ON” mode. Other- (176°F) in the sun or lower than –10°C authorized SUZUKI dealer for this customi-
wise, the wipers could unexpect- (14°F) in freezing weather. (The wip- zation.
edly operate and cause injury, and ers do not operate under this condi-
could also be damaged. tion.) Full-automatic wiping (factory setting)
– Do not touch or wipe the rain – The windshield is coated with a water- The system automatically selects the most
sensor area of the windshield repellent substance, which causes appropriate of the following wiping modes:
with a cloth. raindrops to run down quickly. This will no wiping, intermittent wiping, low-speed
– Do not hit the windshield or rain give a clearer view and the wipers wiping, and high-speed wiping.
sensor. may seem to operate too frequently. In
• Be sure to set the wiper control this case, decrease the system’s sen- Semi-automatic wiping
lever to the “OFF” position before sitivity. The system automatically selects the most
washing the vehicle in an auto- – The sensor area is covered with a appropriate of the following wiping modes:
matic car wash or cleaning the sticker. intermittent wiping, low-speed wiping, or
windshield. – The wiper blades are damaged. You high-speed wiping. (The wipers do not stop
should replace them. automatically.)
NOTE:
• Under the following conditions, the rain • The following conditions may indicate Intermittent wiping
sensor may not be able to sense rain or problems with the rain-sensing wiper The wipers operate only in the intermittent
snow correctly, and thus the rain-sensing system. If your system exhibits any of wiping mode. The wiping interval can be
wiper function may not work or may work the following conditions, have it changed with the knob on the control lever.
incorrectly. (Use a position other than inspected by an authorized SUZUKI
“AUTO” under these conditions.) dealer.
– Rain or snow does not hit the rain sen- – Rainfall/snowfall rate varies but the
sor area of the windshield, or the snow wiping interval remains constant.
is not of a type that is able to be – Rain/snow is falling but the wipers do
detected by the sensor. not operate.
– The rain sensor area is covered with
mud, ice or other similar substance.
You should remove any foreign sub-
stance.

2-108

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Windshield Washer NOTICE Rear Window Wiper/Washer Switch


To help prevent damage to the wind-
EXAMPLE shield wiper and washer system EXAMPLE
components, you should take the fol- Washer
lowing precautions:
• Do not continue to hold in the lever Wiper
when there is no windshield
washer fluid being sprayed or the
washer motor can be damaged.
• Do not attempt to remove dirt from
a dry windshield with the wipers or
you can damage the windshield
Intermittent wiper
and the wiper blades. Always wet
the windshield with washer fluid
before operating the wipers.
61MM0A099 61MM0A100
• Clear ice or packed snow from the
To spray windshield washer fluid, pull the wiper blades before using the wip- To turn the rear wiper on, twist the rear
lever toward you. The windshield wipers ers. wiper switch on the end of the lever for-
will automatically turn on at low speed if • Check the washer fluid level regu- ward to the “ON” position. If your vehicle is
they are not already on and the “INT” posi- larly. Check it often when the equipped the “INT” position, the rear wiper
tion is equipped. weather is bad. operates intermittently when you twist the
• Only fill the washer fluid reservoir switch forward to the “INT” position. To turn
WARNING 3/4 full during cold weather to allow the rear wiper off, twist the switch rearward
room for expansion if the tempera- to the “OFF” position.
• To prevent windshield icing in cold
weather, turn on the defroster to ture falls low enough to freeze the With the rear wiper in the “OFF” position,
heat the windshield before and solution. twist the switch rearward and hold it there
during windshield washer use. to spray window washer fluid.
• Do not use radiator antifreeze in With the rear wiper in the “ON” position,
the windshield washer reservoir. It turn the switch forward and hold it there to
can severely impair visibility when spray window washer fluid.
sprayed on the windshield, and can
also damage your vehicle’s paint.

2-109

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

NOTICE Tilt/Telescoping (if equipped) WARNING


Clear ice or snow from the rear win- Steering Lock Lever Never attempt to adjust the steering
dow and rear wiper blade before wheel while the vehicle is moving or
using the rear wiper. Accumulated you could lose control of the vehicle.
ice or snow could prevent the wiper EXAMPLE
blade from moving, causing damage
to the wiper motor.

(1)

(2)

61MM0A085

(1) LOCK
(2) UNLOCK

The lock lever is located under the steering


column. To adjust the steering wheel
height and fore-aft position:
1) Push down the lock lever to unlock the
steering column.
2) Adjust the steering wheel to the desired
height and fore-aft position and lock the
steering column by pulling up the lock
lever.
3) Try moving the steering wheel up and
down and back and forth to make sure
it is securely locked in position.

2-110

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

Type 2
Horn Heated Rear Window and
EXAMPLE
Heated Outside Rearview
EXAMPLE Mirrors (if equipped) Switch

Type 1
EXAMPLE
2 3
1 4
0

A/C

61MM0A087
REAR
When the rear window is misted, push this
68LM240 switch (1) to clear the window.
Press the horn button of the steering wheel
to sound the horn. The horn will sound with EXAMPLE
the ignition switch in any position or any
61MM0A086
ignition mode.
(2)

61MM0A088

If the outside rearview mirror has the mark


(2), it is also equipped with the heated out-
side rearview mirrors. When you push the

2-111

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

switch (1), both the heated outside rear-


view mirrors and the heated rear window
will operate simultaneously.
An indicator light will be lit when the defog-
ger is on. The defogger will work only
when the engine is running. To turn off the
defogger, push the switch (1) again.

NOTICE
The heated rear window and the
heated outside rearview mirrors (if
equipped) use a large amount of elec-
tricity. Be sure to turn off after the
window and mirrors have become
clear.

NOTE:
• The defogger will work only when the
engine is running.
• The defogger will automatically turn off
after the defogger remains on for 15 min-
utes to prevent discharging of the bat-
tery.
• If your vehicle is equipped the heated
outside rearview mirrors, only the
driver’s side outside rearview mirror has
the mark (2), but both the outside rear-
view mirrors work simultaneously.

2-112

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


BEFORE DRIVING

MEMO

2-113

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE


Exhaust Gas Warning ......................................................... 3-1
Daily Inspection Checklist .................................................. 3-1
Engine Oil Consumption .................................................... 3-2
Ignition Switch 3
(Vehicle without Keyless Push Start System) .................. 3-3
Engine Switch
(Vehicle with Keyless Push Start System) ........................ 3-5
Keyless Push Start System (if equipped) ......................... 3-6
Parking Brake Lever ........................................................... 3-10
Pedal ..................................................................................... 3-11
Starting the Engine
(Vehicle without Keyless Push Start System) .................. 3-12
Starting the Engine
(Vehicle with Keyless Push Start System) ........................ 3-14
Using the Transaxle ............................................................ 3-20
Gearshift Indicator .............................................................. 3-33
60G408
Four-mode 4WD System (if equipped) .............................. 3-36
ENG A-STOP System
(Engine Auto Stop Start System) (if equipped) ................ 3-42
Adaptive Cruise Control System (if equipped) ................. 3-47
Cruise Control (if equipped) ............................................... 3-57
Speed Limiter (if equipped) ................................................ 3-59
Parking Sensors (if equipped) ........................................... 3-61
Rearview Camera (if equipped) .......................................... 3-68
Braking ................................................................................. 3-71
Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) ................................. 3-73
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (if equipped) .. 3-77
Radar Brake Support System (if equipped) ...................... 3-86
Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) (if equipped) ................... 3-102

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Exhaust Gas Warning WARNING Daily Inspection Checklist


(Continued)
• Do not park with the engine run-
ning for a long period of time, even
Before Driving
in an open area. If it is necessary to
sit for a short time in a parked vehi-
cle with the engine running, make
sure the air intake selector is set to
“FRESH AIR” and the blower is at
high speed.
• Avoid operating the vehicle with
the tailgate or trunk open. If it is
necessary to operate the vehicle
with the tailgate or trunk open,
make sure the sunroof (if equipped)
52D334
and all windows are closed, and the
blower is at high speed with the air
intake selector set to “FRESH AIR”.
WARNING • To allow proper operation of your 60A187S

Avoid breathing exhaust gases. vehicle’s ventilation system, keep 1) Make sure that windows, mirrors, lights
Exhaust gases contain carbon mon- the air inlet grille in front of the and reflectors are clean and unob-
oxide, a potentially lethal gas that is windshield clear of snow, leaves or structed.
colorless and odorless. Since carbon other obstructions at all times. 2) Visually check the tires for the following
monoxide is difficult to detect by • Keep the exhaust tailpipe area clear points:
itself, be sure to take the following of snow and other material to help – the depth of the tread groove
precautions to help prevent carbon reduce the buildup of exhaust – abnormal wear, cracks and damage
monoxide from entering your vehicle. gases under the vehicle. This is – loose wheel bolts
• Do not leave the engine running in particularly important when parked – existence of foreign material such as
garages or other confined areas. in blizzard conditions. nails, stones, etc.
(Continued) • Have the exhaust system inspected Refer to “Tires” in “INSPECTION AND
periodically for damage and leaks. MAINTENANCE” section for details.
Any damage or leaks should be 3) Look for fluid and oil leaks.
repaired immediately.

3-1

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

NOTE: vehicle. Make sure that you cannot


It is normal for water to drip from the air open the hood all the way without Engine Oil Consumption
conditioning system after use. releasing the secondary latch. Be sure
to close the hood securely after check- It is normal for the engine to consume
4) Make sure the hood is fully closed and ing for proper latch operation. See the some engine oil during normal vehicle
latched. item “All latches, hinges and locks” of operation.
5) Check the headlights, turn signal lights, “CHASSIS AND BODY” in the “Periodic
The amount of engine oil consumed
brake lights and horn for proper opera- Maintenance Schedule” in the
depends on the viscosity of the oil, the
tion. “INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE”
quality of the oil and the conditions the
6) Adjust the seat and head restraint. section for lubrication schedule.
vehicle is driven under.
7) Check the brake pedal and the parking
More oil is consumed during high-speed
brake lever. WARNING driving and when there is frequent acceler-
8) Adjust the mirrors.
Make sure the hood is fully closed ation and deceleration. Under high loads,
9) Make sure that you and all passengers
and latched before driving. If it is not, your engine also will consume more oil.
have properly fastened your seat belts.
it can fly up unexpectedly during A new engine also consumes more oil,
10)Make sure that all warning lights come
driving, obstructing your view and since its pistons, piston rings and cylinder
on as the ignition switch is turned to the
resulting in an accident. walls have not yet become conditioned.
“ON” position or the engine switch is
New engines reach the normal level of oil
pressed to change the ignition mode to
Once a month, or each time you fill your consumption only after approximately
“ON”.
fuel tank, check the tire pressure using a 5000 km (3000 miles) driving.
11)Check all gauges.
12)Make sure that the BRAKE SYSTEM tire pressure gauge. Also check the tire
pressure of the spare tire. Oil consumption:
WARNING light turns off when the park-
Max. 1.0 L per 1000 km
ing brake is released.
(1 Qt. per 600 miles)
Once a week, or each time you fill your fuel When judging the amount of oil consump-
tank, perform the following under-hood tion, note that the oil may become diluted
checks: and make it difficult to accurately judge the
true oil level.
1) Engine oil level
As an example, if a vehicle is used for
2) Coolant level
repeated short trips, and consumes a nor-
3) Brake fluid level
mal amount of oil, the dipstick may not
4) Battery solution level
show any drop in the oil level at all, even
5) Windshield washer fluid level
after 1000 km (600 miles) or more of driv-
6) Hood latch operation
ing. This is because the oil is gradually
Pull the hood release handle inside the
becoming diluted with fuel or moisture,

3-2

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

making it appear that the oil level has not


changed. Ignition Switch EXAMPLE
You should also be aware that the diluting (Vehicle without Keyless
ingredients evaporate out when the vehicle
is subsequently driven at high speeds, Push Start System)
such as on an expressway, making it
appear that oil is excessively consumed
after high-speed driving.

60B041

The ignition switch has the following four


positions:

LOCK
This is the normal parking position. It is the
65D611
only position in which the key can be
removed.
WARNING
To avoid possible injury, do not oper-
ate controls by reaching through the
steering wheel.

3-3

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Manual transaxle ACC


Accessories such as the radio can oper-
Turn to “LOCK”
ate, but the engine is off.

ON
This is the normal operating position. All
Push
electrical systems are on.

START
This is the position for starting the engine
using the starter motor. The key should be
released from this position as soon as the
engine starts.

60G033
Ignition key reminder (if equipped) 81A297S
A buzzer sounds intermittently to remind
• Manual transaxle vehicles you to remove the ignition key if it is in the
You must push in the key to turn it to the WARNING
ignition switch when the driver’s door is
“LOCK” position. It locks the ignition, and opened. • Never return the ignition switch to
prevents normal use of the steering the “LOCK” position and remove
wheel after the key is removed. the ignition key while the vehicle is
• Automatic transaxle vehicles moving. The steering wheel will
The gearshift lever must be in the “P” lock and you will not be able to
(Park) position to turn the key to the steer the vehicle.
“LOCK” position. It locks the ignition and (Continued)
prevents normal use of the steering
wheel and gearshift lever.
To release the steering lock, insert the key
and turn it clockwise to one of the other
positions. If you have trouble turning the
key to unlock the steering, try turning the
steering wheel slightly to the right or left
while turning the key.

3-4

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

IGNITION SWITCH POSITION. Refer to


WARNING Engine Switch “Information Display” in the “BEFORE
(Vehicle with Keyless Push DRIVING” section for details.
(Continued)
• Always return the ignition switch to Start System) ON
the “LOCK” position and remove • With the engine off
the ignition key when leaving the You can use such electric equipment as
vehicle even if only for a short time. the power windows and wipers with the
Also do not leave children alone in EXAMPLE
engine off. When this ignition mode is
a parked vehicle. Unattended chil- selected by pressing the engine switch,
dren could cause accidental move- the information display in the instrument
ment of the vehicle or could tamper cluster shows the following message:
with power windows or power sun- “ON” IGNITION SWITCH POSITION.
roof. They also could suffer from
heat stroke in warm or hot weather. • With the engine on
These could result in severe injury All electric equipment is operational. The
or even death. vehicle can be driven when you have
selected this ignition mode by pressing
the engine switch.
NOTICE
• Do not use the starter motor for 61MM0B001
START
more than 12 seconds at a time. If Automatic transaxle or TCSS – Provided
LOCK (OFF) you have the keyless push start system
the engine does not start, wait 15 This mode is for parking the vehicle. When
seconds before trying again. If the remote controller with you, the engine
this mode is selected by pressing the automatically starts when you press the
engine does not start after several engine switch and then any door (including
attempts, check the fuel and igni- engine switch to select this ignition mode
the tailgate) is opened or closed, the steer- after placing the gearshift lever in the “P”
tion systems or consult your ing will be locked automatically.
SUZUKI dealer. position and depressing the brake pedal.
• Do not leave the ignition switch in (If you need to re-start the engine while the
ACC vehicle is moving, shift into “N”.)
the “ON” position if the engine is Press the engine switch to select this igni-
not running as the battery will dis- tion mode to use such electric equipment
charge. as the audio system, outside rearview mir-
rors and accessory socket with the engine
off. When this position is selected, the
information display in the instrument clus-
ter shows the following message: “ACC”

3-5

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Manual transaxle – Provided you have the


keyless push start system remote control- Unreleased Steering Lock Warning Keyless Push Start System
ler with you, the engine automatically If the steering lock remains engaged when (if equipped)
starts when you press the engine switch to you press the engine switch to change the
select this ignition mode after shifting to ignition mode to “ON”, the information dis- Provided the keyless push start system
“N” (Neutral) and depressing the brake and play in the instrument cluster shows the remote controller is within the “interior
clutch pedals. message: “TRN. STEERING WHEEL TO workable area” (refer to the related expla-
RELEASE LOCK”. Refer to “Information nation in this section), you can use the
NOTE: Display” in the “BEFORE DRIVING” sec- engine switch for starting the engine and
You do not need to keep the engine switch tion for details. selecting an ignition mode (“ACC” or
pressed to start the engine. “ON”). In addition, the following functions
NOTE: can be used:
NOTICE The steering lock may not be released if
some load is acting on the steering wheel. • Keyless entry function. Refer to “Keyless
Do not leave the engine switch in the Push Start System Remote Controller” in
“ACC” or “ON” mode when the If this happens, turn the steering wheel to
the right or left to relieve it from the load the “BEFORE DRIVING” section for
engine is not running. Avoid using details.
the radio or other electric accesso- before you press the engine switch again
to change to the desired ignition mode. • Locking and unlocking doors (including
ries for a long time when the engine the tailgate) using a request switch.
switch is in the “ACC” or “ON” mode Refer to “Keyless Push Start System
when the engine is not running, oth- Remote Controller” in the “BEFORE
erwise the battery may discharge. DRIVING” section for details.
• Immobilizer (anti-theft) function. Refer to
NOTE: “Immobilizer System” in the “BEFORE
In the presence of strong radio signals or DRIVING” section for details.
noise, you may not be able to change the
ignition mode to “ACC” or “ON” or to start
the engine using the engine switch. In this Engine Switch Illumination
case, the information display on the instru- The engine switch is illuminated (lit) in the
ment cluster will show the following mes- following situations:
sage: KEY FOB NOT DETECTED. • When the engine is off and the driver’s
door is open, or for 15 seconds after the
driver’s door is closed. The illumination
will fade out after the 15 seconds past.

3-6

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

• When the engine is off and the position Every time you press the engine switch,
lights are on. The illumination will go out Selection of Ignition Modes the ignition mode changes as follows.
when the position lights are turned off. Press the engine switch to select the
• When the engine is on and the position “ACC” or “ON” mode as follows when you Automatic transaxle or TCSS
lights and/or the headlights are on. The use an electric accessory or check the
illumination will go out when the head- operation of instruments without running
lights are turned off. the engine. Gearshift
P
lever in

1) Bring the keyless push start system


remote controller with you and sit in the
driver’s seat. LOCK ACC ON
2) Manual transaxle – Without depressing (OFF) (Audio equipment)
the clutch pedal, press the engine
switch (1). Gearshift lever in a
Automatic transaxle or TCSS – Without position other than P
depressing the brake pedal, press the
engine switch (1).
57L31006

Manual transaxle

82K253

NOTE:
To save the battery, the illumination will be
automatically turned off when both of the
following conditions are simultaneously
met:
• The headlights and position lights are (1)
LOCK ACC ON
turned off. (OFF) (Audio equipment)
• A period of 15 minutes has elapsed after
opening the driver’s door.
82K254

60MS117

3-7

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

NOTE: NOTE:
• Automatic transaxle or TCSS – If the EXAMPLE • If you still cannot select the ignition
gearshift lever is in any position other modes, there may be some problem with
than “P”, or if the knob button is pushed (1) the keyless push start system. Contact
when the gearshift lever is in “P” position an authorized SUZUKI dealer for an
the ignition mode cannot be returned to inspection of the system.
“LOCK” (OFF). • The immobilizer/keyless push start sys-
• When selecting the ignition modes, the tem warning light will come on for about
information display in the instrument 5 seconds while the master warning indi-
cluster shows certain messages. Refer cator light is blinking. In addition, the
to “Information Display” in the “BEFORE (2) information display in the instrument
DRIVING” section for details. cluster will show a message during this
time. Refer to “Information Display” in
If the master warning indicator light the “BEFORE DRIVING” section for
blinks and the ignition modes cannot 58MST0302 details.
be selected 1) Without depressing the brake pedal • You may customize the system to cause
Your keyless push start system remote con- and the clutch pedal, push the engine the interior buzzer to sound once for the
troller may not be sensed as being within the switch (1). “remote controller out of sensing range”
“interior workable area” (refer to the related 2) Within about 10 seconds during which warning. To incorporate this customiza-
explanation in this section). Try again after the master warning indicator light in the tion, please contact an authorized
making sure you have the remote controller instrument cluster is blinking and the SUZUKI dealer.
with you. If the ignition modes still cannot be “PLACE KEY FOB ON START • If the battery of the remote controller is
selected, the battery of the remote controller SWITCH” message appears on the about to become completely discharged,
may be discharged. To be able to select an information display, touch the engine the corresponding message will appear
ignition mode, you must then use the follow- switch with the “LOCK” button end of on the information display when you
ing method: the remote controller (2) for about 2 press the engine switch to change the
seconds. ignition mode to “ON”. Refer to “Informa-
tion Display” in the “BEFORE DRIVING”
section for details. For details on replac-
ing the battery, refer to the “Keyless
Push Start System Remote Controller” in
the “BEFORE DRIVING” section.

3-8

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

(OFF) by pressing the engine switch and


“Remote Controller Outside” Warn- then perform the engine starting opera-
ing (2)
tion. Refer to “Starting the Engine” in this
When either of the conditions described section.
below is met, the system issues a “remote • Always keep the remote controller with
controller outside” warning by sounding the you as the driver.
interior and exterior buzzers. At the same
time, the immobilizer/keyless push start Interior Workable Area for Engine
system warning light comes on and the
master warning indicator light blinks.
Starting, Ignition Mode Selection
and “Remote Controller Outside”
• Any door is opened and then closed Warning
while the remote controller is not inside
the vehicle and the engine is running or (1)
the ignition mode has been changed to 83RM045
“ACC” or “ON” by pressing the engine
switch. (1) Immobilizer/keyless push start sys-
• The remote controller is not inside the tem warning light (blinks)
vehicle when you attempt to start the (2) Master warning indicator light (blinks)
engine after changing the ignition mode
to “ACC” or “ON” by pressing the engine NOTE:
switch. • If the warning is given, locate the remote
controller as soon as possible.
• Any attempt to start the engine will fail (1)
while the warning is active. The mes-
sage appearing on the information dis-
play in the instrument cluster will also
indicate this condition. Refer to “Informa- 61MM0B002
tion display” in the “BEFORE DRIVING” (1) Interior workable area
section for details.
• Normally, the immobilizer/keyless push The “interior workable area” for these func-
start system warning light should go out tions is defined as all the interior spaces
and the master warning indicator light except for the space above the instrument
should stop blinking shortly after the panel.
remote controller is brought back inside
the vehicle. If they remain lit and blink-
ing, change the ignition mode to “LOCK”

3-9

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

NOTE: For automatic transaxle or TCSS vehicles,


• Even when the remote controller is in the Parking Brake Lever always set the parking brake before mov-
“interior workable area”, if it is in any of ing the gearshift lever to the “P” (PARK)
the following conditions, you may not be position. If you park on an incline and shift
able to start the engine or select the igni- EXAMPLE into “P” before setting the parking brake,
tion modes, and the “remote controller the weight of the vehicle may make it diffi-
outside” warning may be given. (1) cult to shift out of “P” when you are ready
– The remote controller’s battery is low. to drive the vehicle.
– The remote controller is affected by (2) When preparing to drive the vehicle, move
strong radio signals or noise.
the gearshift lever out of the “P” position
– The remote controller is in contact with
before releasing the parking brake.
or covered by a metallic object.
– The remote controller is in stowage (3)
like the glove box or a door pocket. WARNING
– The remote controller is in the sun • Never drive your vehicle with the
visor pocket or on the floor. parking brake on: rear brake effec-
• Even when the remote controller is out- tiveness can be reduced from over-
side the “interior workable area”, if it is in 54G039 heating, brake life may be
any of the following conditions, you may (1) To set shortened, or permanent brake
be able to start the engine or select the (2) To release damage may result.
ignition mode. The “remote controller (3) To release • If the parking brake does not hold
outside” warning may not be given at the vehicle securely or does not
that time. The parking brake lever is located between fully release, have your vehicle
– The remote controller is outside the the seats. To set the parking brake, hold inspected immediately by an autho-
vehicle but very close to a door. the brake pedal down and pull the parking rized SUZUKI dealer.
– The remote controller is on the instru- brake lever all the way up. To release the
ment panel. parking brake, hold the brake pedal down,
pull up slightly on the parking brake lever,
push the button on the end of the lever
with your thumb, and lower the lever to its
original position.

3-10

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

WARNING Parking Brake Reminder Buzzer Pedal


Always set the parking brake fully A buzzer sounds intermittently to remind
before leaving your vehicle or it may you to release the parking brake if you Manual transaxle
move, causing injury or damage. start the vehicle without releasing the park-
When parking, make sure the gear- ing brake. Make sure that the parking EXAMPLE
shift lever for manual transaxle vehi- brake is fully released and the brake sys-
cles is in reverse or first gear and the tem warning light turns off.
gearshift lever for automatic tran- (1) (2)
saxle or TCSS vehicles is in “P”
(Park). Remember, even though the
transaxle is in gear or in Park, you
must set the parking brake fully.

(3)
WARNING
When parking the vehicle in
extremely cold weather, the following 80J2121
procedure should be used: Automatic transaxle or TCSS
1) Set the parking brake.
2) Manual transaxle – turn off the EXAMPLE
engine, then shift into reverse or
first gear.
Automatic transaxle or TCSS – (2)
shift into “P” (Park) and turn off
the engine.
3) Get out of the vehicle and put
chocks under the wheels.
4) Release the parking brake.
When you return to your vehicle, (3)
you must remember to first set the
parking brake, then remove the
wheel chocks.
80J2122

3-11

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Clutch Pedal (1) WARNING Starting the Engine


(For manual transaxle) Do not “ride” the brakes by applying (Vehicle without Keyless
The clutch pedal is used to disengage the them continuously or resting your
drive to the wheels when starting the Push Start System)
foot on the pedal. This will result in
engine, stopping, or shifting the gearshift overheating of the brakes which
lever. Depressing the pedal disengages could cause unpredictable braking
the clutch. Before Starting the Engine
action, longer stopping distances, or
permanent brake damage.
WARNING
Do not drive with your foot resting on MT
the clutch pedal. It could result in Accelerator Pedal (3)
excessive clutch wear, clutch dam- This pedal controls the speed of the
age, or unexpected loss of engine engine. Depressing the accelerator pedal
braking. increases power output and speed.

Brake Pedal (2) AT


Your SUZUKI vehicle is equipped with front
and rear disc brakes. Depressing the
brake pedal applies both sets of brakes.
You may hear occasional brake squeal 83RM005
when you apply the brakes. This is a nor- 1) Make sure the parking brake is set fully.
mal condition caused by environmental 2) Manual transaxle – Shift into “N” (Neu-
factors such as cold, wet, snow, etc. tral) and depress the clutch pedal all
the way to the floor. Hold the clutch
WARNING pedal while starting the engine.
If brake squeal is excessive and Automatic transaxle – If the gearshift
occurs each time the brakes are lever is not in “P” (Park) position, shift
applied, you should have the brakes into “P” (Park). (If you need to re-start
checked by your SUZUKI dealer. the engine while the vehicle is moving,
shift into “N”.)

3-12

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

NOTE: If the engine does not start after 12 sec- (For Diesel Engine Model)
Automatic transaxle vehicles have a starter onds of cranking, wait about 15 seconds,
Cold engine
interlock device which is designed to keep then press down the accelerator pedal to
Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” posi-
the starter from operating if the transaxle is 1/3 of its travel and try cranking the engine
tion and wait until the glow plug indicator
in any of the drive positions. again. Release the key and accelerator
goes out if it comes on. Crank the engine
pedal when the engine starts.
by turning the ignition key to “START”.
WARNING Release the key when the engine starts.
If the engine still does not start, try holding
Make sure that the parking brake is the accelerator pedal all the way to the
set fully and the transaxle is in Neu- floor while cranking. This should clear the NOTICE
tral (or Park for vehicles with an auto- engine if it is flooded.
matic transaxle) before attempting to • Stop turning the starter immedi-
start the engine. ately after the engine has started or
Caution when stopping the engine with the starter system can be damaged.
turbocharger • Do not crank the engine for more
Starting a Cold and Warm Engine When stopping the engine after climbing or than 30 seconds at a time. If the
high speed driving, let the engine idle for engine doesn’t start on the first try,
(For Gasoline Engine Model) about one minute or more (if it is not pro- wait about 15 seconds before try-
With your foot off the accelerator pedal, hibited) to cool down the turbocharger and ing again.
crank the engine by turning the ignition key engine oil. This is to prevent the engine oil
to “START”. Release the key when the from over-deteriorating. Deteriorated Warm engine
engine starts. engine oil will damage the bearings of the Crank the engine by turning the ignition
turbocharger. key to “START”. Release the key when the
NOTICE engine starts.
• Stop turning the starter immedi- Caution when stopping the engine with
ately after the engine has started or turbocharger
the starter system can be damaged. When stopping the engine after climbing or
• Do not crank the engine for more high speed driving, let the engine idle for
than 12 seconds at a time. If the about one minute or more (if it is not pro-
engine doesn’t start on the first try, hibited) to cool down the turbocharger and
wait about 15 seconds before try- engine oil. This is to prevent the engine oil
ing again. from over-deteriorating. Deteriorated
engine oil will damage the bearings of the
turbocharger.

3-13

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Restarting diesel engine after fuel- 1) Make sure the parking brake is set fully.
empty stop Starting the Engine 2) Manual transaxle – Shift to “N” (Neutral)
If the engine stops and the low fuel warn- (Vehicle with Keyless Push and fully depress the clutch pedal. Hold
ing light and the malfunction indicator light the clutch and brake pedals fully
come on, use the following procedure: Start System) depressed.
1) Fill the fuel tank. Automatic transaxle or TCSS – If the
2) Hold the ignition key in “ON” position for gearshift lever is not in the “P” (Park)
5-10 seconds to feed fuel.
Before Starting the Engine position, shift it to “P”. Hold the brake
3) Perform above engine starting proce- pedal fully depressed.
dure to start the engine.
If the malfunction indicator light still comes MT
on after the engine started, there may be
some problem with the engine. Ask your
SUZUKI dealer to have the engine
inspected.

AT

(1)
TCSS

82K254

3) The “PUSH START SWITCH” message


will appear on the information display in
83RM007 the instrument cluster. Push the engine
switch (1). When the engine is started,
the starter motor will automatically stop.

3-14

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

NOTE:
WARNING • You do not need to keep the engine Stopping the engine
switch pressed to start the engine. • Depress the engine switch to stop the
Make sure that the parking brake is • The engine of a manual transaxle vehi-
set fully and the transaxle is in Neu- engine after the vehicle stopped com-
cle will not start unless the clutch pedal pletely.
tral (or Park for vehicles with an auto- is depressed.
matic transaxle or TCSS) before • In case of emergency, you can stop the
• Automatic transaxle or TCSS vehicles engine by quickly pushing the engine
attempting to start the engine. have a starter interlock device which is switch more than 3 times, or pushing
designed to keep the starter from operat- and holding the engine switch more than
NOTICE ing if the transaxle is in any of the drive 2 seconds while the vehicle in motion.
positions.
• Do not depress the accelerator • During the engine starting procedure, NOTE:
during the engine starting proce- messages on the information display will Except in emergency, do not stop the
dure. help you. Refer to “Information Display” engine while the vehicle in motion.
• If the engine does not respond in the “BEFORE DRIVING” section for The steering and braking operation will
when you try to start it with the details. require more efforts when the engine
engine switch or if the engine • You should turn off such loads as the stopped.
switch repeats cycling through the headlights and air conditioning system to Refer to “Braking” in this section.
“LOCK” (OFF) - “ACC” - “ON” facilitate starting of the engine.
mode, the vehicle battery may be • Even if you fail to start the engine, the NOTICE
discharged. Check the voltage of starter motor will stop turning automati-
the vehicle battery before trying cally after a short time. After the starter If you stop the engine while the vehi-
again. motor has stopped or if there is some cle is in motion, the automatic tran-
problem with the system, the starter saxle may be damaged.
motor will rotate only while the engine Avoid stopping the engine while driv-
switch is being pressed. ing.

• If the engine has been stopped and


stayed as it as for while after the engine
was stopped unexpectedly or was raced
before stopped, a clicking sound may be
heard from around the engine when
engine restarted. This is not a malfunc-
tion. In this case, always let the engine
idle before stop it.

3-15

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Caution when stopping the engine with (For Diesel Engine Model)
Starting a Cold and Warm Engine turbocharger
Cold engine
When stopping the engine after climbing or
(For Gasoline Engine Model) Depress the clutch and brake pedals fully
high speed driving, let the engine idle for
With your foot off the accelerator pedal, and press the engine switch to crank the
about one minute or more (if it is not pro-
crank the engine by pressing the engine engine. If the glow plug indicator light
hibited) to cool down the turbocharger and
switch to change the ignition mode to comes on, the engine will start automati-
engine oil. This is to prevent the engine oil
“START”. cally after the glow plug indicator light goes
from over-deteriorating. Deteriorated
off or 10 seconds past.
engine oil will damage the bearings of the
NOTICE turbocharger.
NOTICE
Do not crank the engine for more
than 12 seconds at a time. Do not crank the engine for more
If the engine doesn’t start on the first than 30 seconds at a time.
try, wait about 15 seconds before try- If the engine doesn’t start on the first
ing again. try, wait about 15 seconds before try-
ing again.
After pressing the engine switch to change
the ignition mode to “START”, the starter Warm engine
cranks the engine for about 12 seconds Crank the engine by pressing the engine
before it can start the engine. If the engine switch to change the ignition mode to
fails to start at the first attempt, wait about “START”.
15 seconds, then try again while keeping
the engine switch pressed while pressing Caution when stopping the engine with
down the accelerator pedal to 1/3 of its turbocharger
travel. Release the accelerator pedal when When stopping the engine after climbing or
the engine starts. high speed driving, let the engine idle for
about one minute or more (if it is not pro-
If the engine still does not start, try holding hibited) to cool down the turbocharger and
the accelerator pedal all the way to the engine oil. This is to prevent the engine oil
floor while cranking. This should clear the from over-deteriorating. Deteriorated
engine if it is flooded. engine oil will damage the bearings of the
If you are unable to start the engine using turbocharger.
this procedure, consult your SUZUKI
dealer.

3-16

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Restarting diesel engine after fuel- If the master warning indicator light 3) The “PUSH START SWITCH.” mes-
empty stop blinks and the engine cannot be started sage will appear on the information dis-
If the engine stops and the low fuel warn- Your keyless push start system remote play in the instrument cluster. Press the
ing light and the malfunction indicator light controller may not be sensed as being engine switch (1).
come on, use the following procedure: within the “interior workable area”. Try 4) Within about 10 seconds of blinking of
1) Fill the fuel tank. again after making sure that you have the the master warning indicator light in the
2) Press the engine switch to change the remote controller with you. If the engine instrument cluster, touch the engine
ignition mode to “ON” for 5-10 seconds still cannot be started, the battery of the switch with the “LOCK” button end of
to feed fuel. remote controller may be discharged. You the remote controller (2) for about 2
3) Perform above engine starting proce- must then use the following method to be seconds.
dure to start the engine. able to start the engine.
If the malfunction indicator light still comes NOTE:
on after the engine started, there may be EXAMPLE • If you still cannot start the engine after
some problem with the engine. Ask your several attempts using the above
SUZUKI dealer to have the engine (1) method, there may be a problem else-
inspected. where, such as a low battery. Contact
your SUZUKI dealer for inspection.
• The immobilizer/keyless push start sys-
tem warning light will come on for about
5 seconds while the master warning indi-
cator light is blinking. In addition, the
(2) information display will show a certain
message during this time. Refer to
“Information Display” in the “BEFORE
DRIVING” section for details.
58MST0302 • You may customize the system to cause
1) Make sure the parking brake is set fully. the interior buzzer to sound once for the
2) Manual Transaxle – Shift to “N” (Neu- “remote controller out of sensing range”
tral) and fully depress the clutch pedal. warning. Please contact an authorized
Hold the clutch and brake pedals fully SUZUKI dealer for the customization.
depressed.
Automatic transaxle or TCSS – If the
gearshift lever is not in the “P” (Park)
position, shift it to “P”. Hold the brake
pedal fully depressed.

3-17

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

• If the battery of the remote controller is “LOCK” (OFF) mode reminder buzzer
about to be completely discharged, a Returning the ignition mode to If the driver’s door is opened without
message warning this will appear on the “LOCK” (OFF) returning the ignition mode to “LOCK”
information display when the ignition (OFF) by pressing the engine switch, a
mode is changed to “ON” by pressing Automatic transaxle or TCSS – To ensure buzzer sounds to warn you of this state.
the engine switch. For details on replac- safety, the ignition mode can be returned
to “LOCK” (OFF) by pressing the engine • If you open the driver’s door after press-
ing the battery, refer to the “Keyless
switch only when the gearshift lever is ing the engine switch to change the igni-
Push Start System Remote Controller” in
placed in the “P” position without pressing tion mode to “ACC”, the interior buzzer
the “BEFORE DRIVING” section.
the knob button. beeps intermittently.
• The buzzer will stop sounding if you then
NOTE: push the engine switch twice, thus bring-
In the case of an automatic transaxle or ing it back the ignition mode to “LOCK”
TCSS model, the engine cannot be (OFF).
returned to the “LOCK” (OFF) position if
the gearshift lever is in any other position NOTE:
than “P”. Whenever you leave the vehicle, make
Certain problems like a fault in engine sys- sure you have returned the ignition mode
tem may prevent the engine switch from to “LOCK” (OFF) using the engine switch
going back to the “LOCK” (OFF) mode. If and then lock the doors. Without returning
this happens, have the vehicle inspected the ignition mode to “LOCK” (OFF), you
by an authorized SUZUKI dealer after cannot use a request switch or keyless
doing the following: push start system remote controller to lock
• Lock the doors using the key to prevent the doors.
theft. (The request switches and the key-
less push start system remote controller Steering lock warning buzzer
cannot be used to lock them.) If the steering lock fails to engage due to a
• Disconnect the negative cable from the fault in the system when the ignition mode
battery to prevent discharge. is turned to “LOCK” (OFF) by pressing the
engine switch and then any door (including
the tailgate) is opened or closed, the inte-
rior buzzer will warn you of this condition
with repeated short beeps. If this happens,
have the vehicle inspected by an autho-
rized SUZUKI dealer.

3-18

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

This is due to the particle filter regenerat-


Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF®) ing automatically, and does not affect the NOTICE
(For Diesel Engine Model) way the vehicle runs.
Be sure to regenerate the DPF® when
The DPF® filters off the soot particles in DPF® warning light the DPF® warning light comes on.
the exhaust gas, so the DPF® could get Failure to regenerate the DPF® will
clogged depending on the driving condi- cause a vehicle malfunction due to
tion. The DPF® is cleaned by the regener- the clogged filter.
ating function that combusts the soot
particles in the DPF® by raising the NOTE:
exhaust gas temperature during driving or When the soot particles accumulated in
idling. the DPF® are combusted, the amount of
64J244 the engine oil may increase due to the dilu-
When a certain amount of soot particles is
If the DPF® warning light comes on when tion with the fuel. This is not a vehicle mal-
accumulated in the DPF®, the DPF® will
driving, the DPF® is nearly clogged. You function. The soot particles accumulated in
regenerate automatically to avoid clogging
should regenerate the DPF® when the the DPF® are combusted automatically
the filter. When the DPF® regenerates
DPF® warning light comes on. To go out during driving. However, they may not be
during idling, the engine revolutions will
the warning light, the vehicle must stay in combusted in the following cases.
increase by about 100 rpm and the radia-
motion until regeneration has been com- • When you drive at low speed for a long
tor fan will operate. Therefore, you may
pleted. time.
hear a little louder engine sounds (includ-
The process normally takes about 25 min- • When you repeat a short-time or short-
ing the fan sounds) and/or the exhaust gas
utes. distance driving.
temperature could be higher due to com-
bustion of the soot particles. The optimum condition to end the process 1) When the DPF® warning light comes
are achieved by keeping the vehicle in on, drive at a speed of 50 km/h (31
CAUTION motion at a speed of 50 km/h (31 mph) or mph) or higher for more than 25 min-
higher, or an engine speed higher than utes to regenerate the DPF® properly.
Keep away from the exhaust pipe 2,000 rpm. For details, refer to “Diesel Particulate
when the engine is running. If the However, you should drive carefully and Filter” in this section.
DPF® is regenerating, the exhaust within the legal speed limit, and should 2) When the oil change request light
gas temperature could be higher. take in to consideration the surrounding blinks, change the engine oil and oil fil-
traffic condition. ter, and reset the oil life monitoring sys-
NOTE: If you drive your vehicle until the light goes tem. To reset the oil life monitoring
When you drive or idle your vehicle, white out, the regeneration of the DPF® will be system, consult your SUZUKI dealer.
smoke may be emitted depending on the completed. 3) When the engine oil level exceeds the
grade of fuel used. MAX level on the dipstick, consult your
SUZUKI dealer.

3-19

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

6MT model
Using the Transaxle

Manual Transaxle
5MT model

EXAMPLE EXAMPLE
61MS2A004 61MS2A005

Starting off Reverse gear (6MT model): with lifting up


To start off, depress the clutch pedal all the ring, shift the gearshift lever to the right,
way to the floor and shift into 1st gear. engage gear.
EXAMPLE After releasing the parking brake, gradually
79MH0303 release the clutch. When you hear a
change in the engine’s sound, slowly press
the accelerator while continuing to gradu-
ally release the clutch.

Shifting
All forward gears are synchronized, which
provides for quiet, and easy shifting.
Always depress the clutch pedal all the
way to the floor before shifting gears. Keep
the engine speed does not rise into the red
zone of the tachometer.

3-20

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Downshifting maximum allowable For D16AA engine models


speeds Downshifting km/h (mph) WARNING
For M16A engine models • Reduce your speed and downshift
2nd to 1st 45 (28)
to a lower gear before going down
Downshifting km/h (mph) 3rd to 2nd 75 (47) a long or steep hill. A lower gear
2nd to 1st 45 (28) will allow the engine to provide
4th to 3rd 130 (81) braking. Avoid riding the brakes or
3rd to 2nd 90 (56) 5th to 4th 180 (112)* they may overheat, resulting in
brake failure.
4th to 3rd 135 (84) 6th to 5th 225 (140)* • When driving on slippery roads, be
5th to 4th 190 (118)* sure to slow down before down-
*NOTE: shifting. Excessive and/or sudden
You may not accelerate to the maximum changes in engine speed may
For K10C engine models cause loss of traction, which could
allowable speed because of the driving sit-
Downshifting km/h (mph) uation and/or the vehicle condition. cause you to lose control.
2nd to 1st 40 (25)
NOTICE NOTICE
3rd to 2nd 80 (50)
When downshifting to a lower gear, Make sure that the vehicle is com-
4th to 3rd 125 (78) make sure not to downshift at the
pletely stationary before you shift
speed faster than the maximum
5th to 4th 170 (106)* into reverse.
allowable speeds for the next lower
speed, or severe engine damage can
For K14C engine models result. NOTICE
Downshifting km/h (mph) • To help avoid clutch damage, do
2nd to 1st 45 (28) not use the clutch pedal as a foot-
rest while driving or use the clutch
3rd to 2nd 85 (53) to keep the vehicle stationary on a
slope. Depress the clutch fully
4th to 3rd 130 (81) when shifting.
5th to 4th 175 (109)* • When shifting or starting off, do not
race the engine. Racing the engine
6th to 5th 210 (130)* can shorten engine life and cause
negative effect to smooth shifting.

3-21

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

The gearshift lever has a lock mechanism NOTE:


6-Speed Automatic Transaxle to help prevent accidental shifting. To shift • Always shift the gearshift lever without
the gearshift lever: pushing in the knob button (1) except
Gearshift lever when you shift from “P” to “R”, from “D”
EXAMPLE to “M”, from “N” to “R” or from “R” to “P”.
EXAMPLE If you always push in the knob button (1)
when shifting the gearshift lever, you
could shift into “P”, “R” or “M” by mistake.
• If driver’s or passenger’s knee hits the
gearshift lever while driving, the lever
could move and the gear could be
changed unexpectedly.

Use the gearshift lever positions as fol-


lows:
P (Park)
71LS10303
Use this position to lock the transaxle
71LS10302 when the vehicle is parked or when start-
(1) Knob button ing the engine. Shift into Park only when
The gearshift lever is designed so that it
cannot be shifted out of the “P” position the vehicle is completely stationary.
Shift with the knob button (1)
unless the ignition switch is in the “ON” pushed in and the brake pedal R (Reverse)
position or the ignition mode is “ON” and depressed. Use this position to reverse the vehicle
the brake pedal is depressed. from stop. Make sure that vehicle is com-
Shift with the knob button (1) pletely stationary before shifting into
WARNING pushed in. Reverse.
Always depress the brake pedal
before shifting from “P” (Park) (or NOTICE
Shift without the knob button (1)
“N” (Neutral) if the vehicle is station- pushed in. Do not shift the gearshift lever into
ary) to a forward or reverse gear, to “R” while moving forward, or the
help prevent the vehicle from moving transaxle may be damaged. If you
unexpectedly when you shift. shift into “R” when the vehicle speed
is over 11 km/h (7 mph), the transaxle
will not shift into reverse.

3-22

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

N (Neutral) Manual mode


Use this position for starting the engine if NOTICE The automatic transaxle can shift gears
the engine stalls and you need to restart it automatically. When using the manual
while the vehicle is moving. You may also Be sure to take the following precau- mode, you can shift gears in the same
shift into Neutral and depress the brake tions to help avoid damage to the manner as conventional manual transaxle.
pedal to hold the vehicle stationary during automatic transaxle: To use the manual mode, shift the gearshift
idling. • Make sure that the vehicle is com- lever from “D” to “M”.
pletely stationary before shifting
D (Drive) into “P” or “R”.
Use this position for all normal driving. • Do not shift from “P” or “N” to “R”, EXAMPLE
“D” or “M” when the engine is run-
With the gearshift lever in “D” range you
ning above idle speed.
can get an automatic downshift by press-
• Do not rev the engine with the
ing the accelerator pedal. The higher the
transaxle in a drive position (“R”,
vehicle speed is, the more you need to
“D” or “M”) and the front wheels
press the accelerator pedal to get a down-
not moving.
shift.
• Do not use the accelerator to hold
M (manual mode) the vehicle on a hill. Use the vehi-
Use this position for driving in the manual cle’s brakes.
mode.
Refer to “Manual mode” later in this section
for details on how to use the manual mode. 71LS10304

EXAMPLE (1) (2)

61MM0A184

(1) Manual mode indicator


(2) Gear position

The information display shows the manual


mode indicator (1) and the current gear
position (2).

3-23

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

NOTE: Using the shift paddle


• The indicated gear position on the infor-
mation display when you shift from “D” to
“M” is the gear position that was
selected automatically when the gear-
shift lever was in “D”.
• You can change to the manual mode
temporarily by pulling the shift paddle on
the steering wheel toward you when the
gearshift lever is in “D”.

Shifting in the manual mode


You can shift gears from 1st to 6th depend-
ing on driving speed.
71LS10307
71LS10306
NOTE: To shift down, pull the “–” side shift paddle,
• When the engine is revved, the gear is To shift up, pull the “+” side shift paddle,
located on left side of the steering wheel,
shifted up automatically to prevent dam- located on right side of the steering wheel,
toward you. When you release your finger
age to the engine and the transaxle. toward you. When you release your finger
from the switch, the switch will return to the
• When the driving speed becomes slow, from the switch, the switch will return to the
original position.
the gear shifts down automatically, and original position.
when the vehicle stops, the gear position NOTE:
will be in 1st gear without shifting the • To shift gears continuously, release your
gearshift lever. finger from the shift paddle, then pull the
• If you depress the accelerator pedal a shift paddle again. You cannot shift
certain amount, the gear shifts down gears continuously while holding the
automatically even if the gearshift lever shift paddle toward you.
is in the manual mode. • When you pull the both “+” and “–” shift
paddle simultaneously, the gear may not
NOTE: shift.
When you change gear, sometimes the
transaxle may not shift to the desired gear
but a buzzer sounds instead. This is to
maintain good drivability and to protect the
transaxle.

3-24

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Canceling the manual mode 1) Be sure the parking brake is firmly


To cancel the manual mode, shift the gear- If You Cannot Shift Automatic Tran- applied.
shift lever from “M” to “D”. saxle Gearshift Lever Out of “P” 2) If the engine is running, stop the
(PARK) engine.
Temporary manual mode 3) Make sure the key is in the “ON” or
Pull the shift paddle toward you when driv- Left Hand Drive Vehicle “ACC” position, or the ignition mode is
ing with the gearshift lever in the “D” posi- “ON” or “ACC”.
tion. The information display shows the 4) Remove the cover (1) over the button.
manual mode indicator (1) and the current 5) With the release button (1) pushed by
(1) (2)
gear position (2). the key or the flat end rod, push the
knob button (2) and shift the gearshift
EXAMPLE (1) (2) lever to the desired position.
This procedure is for emergency use only.
If repeated use of this procedure is neces-
sary, or the procedure does not work as
described, take the vehicle to your dealer
61MM0A184 for repair.
(1) Manual mode indicator EXAMPLE
(2) Gear position
71LS10310
The temporary manual mode will be can- Vehicles with an automatic transaxle have
celed automatically in the following situa- an electrically operated park-lock feature.
tions. If the vehicle’s battery is discharged, or
• When you press and hold the accelera- there is some other electrical failure, the
tor pedal for a certain period of time with- automatic transaxle cannot be shifted out
out shifting gears. of Park in the normal way. Jump starting
• When driving speed becomes slow. may correct the condition. If not, follow the
procedure described below. This proce-
dure will permit shifting the transaxle out of
Park.

3-25

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Right Hand Drive Vehicle 1) Be sure the parking brake is firmly


applied. Twin Clutch System by Suzuki
2) If the engine is running, stop the (TCSS)
engine.
(1)
(2) 3) Make sure the key is in the “ON” or NOTICE
“ACC” position, or the ignition mode is
“ON” or “ACC”. Do not depress the accelerator pedal
4) With the release button (1) pushed, with depressing the brake pedal. This
push the knob button (2) and shift the can cause damage or overheating to
gearshift lever to the desired position. the clutch.
This procedure is for emergency use only. NOTE:
If repeated use of this procedure is neces- You may hear an operating noise when the
sary, or the procedure does not work as driver’s door is opened. This sound is nor-
EXAMPLE described, take the vehicle to your dealer mal and indicates that the TCSS runs
71LS10311
for repair. automatically.
Vehicles with an automatic transaxle have
an electrically operated park-lock feature. Gearshift lever
If the vehicle’s battery is discharged, or
there is some other electrical failure, the EXAMPLE
automatic transaxle cannot be shifted out
of Park in the normal way. Jump starting
may correct the condition. If not, follow the
procedure described below. This proce-
dure will permit shifting the transaxle out of
Park.

61MM446

3-26

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

The gearshift lever is designed so that it NOTE:


cannot be shifted out of the “P” position • Always shift the gearshift lever without
unless the ignition mode is “ON” and the Shift with the knob button pushing in the knob button (1) except
brake pedal is depressed. (1) pushed in and the brake when you shift from “P” to “R”, from “N”
pedal depressed. to “R” or from “R” to “P”. If you always
WARNING push in the knob button (1) when shifting
the gearshift lever, you could shift into
Always depress the brake pedal Shift without the knob but- “P” or “R” by mistake.
before shifting from “P” (Park) (or ton (1) pushed in. • If driver’s or passenger’s knee hits the
“N” (Neutral) if the vehicle is station- gearshift lever while driving, the lever
ary) to a forward or reverse gear, to could move and the gear could be
help prevent the vehicle from moving changed unexpectedly.
unexpectedly when you shift. Shift with the knob button • When the gearshift lever position and
(1) pushed in. the selector / gear position indication in
The gearshift lever has a lock mechanism the information display are unmatched,
to help prevent accidental shifting. To shift the indication will blink and the interior
the gearshift lever: When you release your
hand from the gearshift buzzer will sound. If the indication blink-
lever, it will return to the ing and the buzzer sounds continue for a
EXAMPLE (1) original position. few seconds, depress the brake pedal,
shift the gearshift lever to “P”, and then
shift the gearshift lever again.
NOTICE
If you keep depressing the brake
pedal for longer than 15 minutes
when the gearshift lever is in “P”
position, the lever cannot be shifted
out of “P” position. In this case,
release your foot from the brake
pedal, then depress again. If the gear-
shift lever cannot be shifted yet, there
may be something wrong with the
gearshift lever. Ask your SUZUKI
61MM463 dealer to have it inspected.
(1) Knob button

3-27

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Use the gearshift lever positions as fol- D (Drive) NOTE:


lows: Use this position for all normal driving. Warning buzzer will sound in the following
cases:
With the gearshift lever in “D” range you
P (Park) • If the manual shifting is not accepted.
can get an automatic downshift by press-
Use this position to lock the transaxle • If you shift into “D” when the reverse
ing the accelerator pedal. The higher the
when the vehicle is parked or when start- speed is over 10 km/h (6 mph).
vehicle speed is, the more you need to
ing the engine. Shift into Park only when • If you shift into “R” when the forward
press the accelerator pedal to get a down-
the vehicle is completely stationary. speed is over 10 km/h (6 mph).
shift. • If the driver’s door is opened when the
R (Reverse) gearshift lever is in a position other than
M (manual mode)
Use this position to reverse the vehicle “P” and the engine is running.
Use this position for driving in the manual
from stop. Make sure that vehicle is com- • If the automatic gear shifting or manual
mode.
pletely stationary before shifting into shifting is prohibited due to a vehicle
Refer to “Manual mode” later in this section
Reverse. malfunction.
for details on how to use the manual mode.
• If the gear is not engaged and it
NOTICE NOTICE becomes “N” automatically.
Do not shift the gearshift lever into • If the clutch temperature rises above the
“R” or into “D” or “M” from “R” while Be sure to take the following precau- specified temperature.
the vehicle is in motion. If you shift tions to help avoid damage to the • If the gearshift lever or TCSS has a
when the vehicle speed is over 10 TCSS: problem.
km/h (6 mph), the gear will not be • Make sure that the vehicle is com-
changed, the selector position in the pletely stationary before shifting
information display will blink, and the into “P” or “R”.
interior buzzer will sound. This con- • Do not shift from “P” or “N” to “R”,
trol helps to prevent damage to the “D” or “M” when the engine is run-
transaxle. ning above idle speed.
• Do not rev the engine with the
transaxle in a drive position (“R”,
N (Neutral) “D” or “M”) and the wheels not
Use this position for starting the engine if moving.
the engine stalls and you need to restart it • Do not use the accelerator to hold
while the vehicle is moving. You may also the vehicle on a hill. Use the vehi-
shift into Neutral and depress the brake cle’s brakes.
pedal to hold the vehicle stationary during
idling.

3-28

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Creeping function How to operate in the drive mode


This vehicle has a creeping function that Normal driving: WARNING
helps the vehicle to start smoothly by 1) Start the engine as instructed in “Start-
engaging the clutch. When the gearshift ing the engine” in this section. While driving the vehicle, do not shift
lever is in any of the positions “D”, “M” or 2) With your foot on the brake pedal, shift the gearshift lever to the “N” posi-
“R”, and you release your foot from the the gearshift lever to the “D” position. tion. The engine brake may not work
brake pedal, the vehicle starts slowly with- When the gearshift lever is shifted to and you may get involved in an unex-
out depressing the accelerator pedal. The the “D” position, the gear will be shifted pected accident. If you return the
creeping function is disabled in the follow- to 1st. gearshift lever from “N” to “D”
ing conditions: because of unintended shifting, the
• The brake pedal is depressed gear position will be shifted accord-
• The parking brake lever is engaged ing to the current vehicle speed.

CAUTION NOTICE
Always keep your foot on the brake If the gearshift lever cannot shift into
pedal while stopped with the engine 61MM464
any position, or the gear is changed
running. This operation prevents the NOTE: to “N” position automatically when
vehicle from moving due to unin- If 1st gear cannot be engaged even though the vehicle stops, there may be a sys-
tended activation of the creeping the gearshift lever has been shifted to the tematic malfunction. In this case, ask
function. “D” position, the system will re-try shifting your SUZUKI dealer to inspect the
automatically. This will take some time, TCSS as soon as possible.
Drive mode noise may be heard from the gears, and
When the drive mode is activated, the shifting gear shock may occur. However,
most appropriate gear position is automati- they do not indicate a malfunction. If the
cally selected upon operation of the accel- system is unable to re-try shifting, you
erator pedal and variation of vehicle should depress the brake pedal and shift
speed. the gearshift lever to “N” position, then shift
to “D” again.

3) Release the parking brake and brake


pedal.
4) Depress the accelerator pedal slowly.

3-29

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Starting off on an uphill: Starting off on a downhill: Manual mode


1) Apply the parking brake firmly so that 1) Depress the brake pedal and shift the When using the manual mode, you can
the vehicle does not roll backwards. gearshift lever to the “D” position. Make shift gears in the same manner as conven-
2) Shift the gearshift lever to the “D” posi- sure that the gear is in 1st by checking tional manual transaxle.
tion while depressing the brake pedal. the gear position indication. To use the manual mode, shift the gearshift
Make sure that the gear position indica- 2) Release the brake pedal and depress lever from “D” to “M”.
tion in the information display shows the accelerator pedal slowly. Even if the
1st gear. accelerator pedal is not depressed, the EXAMPLE
3) Release the brake pedal and depress clutch will be engaged when the vehicle
the accelerator pedal gradually, and speed increases.
when the vehicle starts to move,
release the parking brake and depress Using engine braking:
the accelerator pedal to start off. When driving on a downhill slope, down-
shifting is recommended. So you can use
NOTICE engine braking.
By pulling the “–” side shift paddle or by
On an uphill slope, never hold the placing the gearshift lever in the “M” posi-
vehicle at a stop using only the accel- tion, the manual mode is selected, and you
erator pedal or the creeping function. can shift to a lower gear manually. For
If you perform this operation for a details of downshift operation, refer to
certain period of time, the warning “Manual mode” or “Temporary manual 61MM448
buzzer will sound, and in some cases mode”.
the engine will stall. This can also
shorten the life cycle of the clutch, or EXAMPLE (1) (2)
cause excessive damage to the
clutch.

NOTE:
When you start the vehicle by the above 61MM0A184
procedure, the hill hold control system may
(1) Manual mode indicator
not work. Refer to “Hill Hold Control Sys-
(2) Gear position
tem” in this section for details.
The information display shows the manual
mode indicator and the current gear posi-
tion.

3-30

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

NOTE: Using the gearshift lever Using the shift paddle


You can change to the manual mode tem-
porarily by pulling the shift paddle on the (2)
steering wheel toward you when the gear-
shift lever is in “D”.

Shifting in the manual mode


You can shift gears from 1st to 6th depend-
ing on driving speed.

NOTE:
• When the engine is revved, the gear (1)
may shift up automatically to prevent
damage to the engine and the transaxle.
• When the driving speed becomes slow, 61MM449 71LS10306
the gear shifts down automatically, and
when the vehicle stops, the gear position (1) “+” side (shift up) To shift up, pull the “+” side shift paddle,
will be in 1st gear without shifting the (2) “–” side (shift down) located on right side of the steering wheel,
gearshift lever. toward you. When you release your finger
To shift up, pull the gearshift lever to the from the switch, the switch will return to the
NOTE: “+” side (rearward). When you release your original position.
When you change gear, sometimes the hand from the gearshift lever, the lever will
transaxle may not shift to the desired gear return to the “M” position automatically.
but a buzzer sounds instead. This is to To shift down, push the gearshift lever to
maintain good drivability and to protect the the “–” side (forward). When you release
transaxle. your hand from the gearshift lever, the
lever will return to the “M” position auto-
matically.
NOTE:
To shift gears continuously, release your
hand from the gearshift lever, then shift the
lever again. You cannot shift gears contin-
uously while holding the lever in the “+” or
“–” position.

3-31

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Canceling the manual mode


To cancel the manual mode, shift the gear- If You Cannot Shift TCSS Gearshift
shift lever from “M” to “D”. Lever Out of “P” (PARK)

Temporary manual mode Left Hand Drive Vehicle


Pull the shift paddle toward you when driv-
ing with the gearshift lever in the “D” posi-
tion. The information display shows the (2)
(1)
current gear position.

EXAMPLE (1)

71LS10307

To shift down, pull the “–” side shift paddle, 61MM450


located on left side of the steering wheel,
toward you. When you release your finger (1) Gear position EXAMPLE
from the switch, the switch will return to the
original position. NOTE: 61MM451

The manual mode indicator does not Vehicles with a TCSS have an electrically
NOTE: appear in the temporary manual mode. operated park-lock feature. If the vehicle’s
• To shift gears continuously, release your battery is discharged, or there is some
finger from the shift paddle, then pull the The temporary manual mode will be can- other electrical failure, the TCSS cannot be
shift paddle again. You cannot shift celed automatically in the following situa- shifted out of Park in the normal way. Jump
gears continuously while holding the tions. starting may correct the condition. If not,
shift paddle toward you. • When you press and hold the accelera- follow the procedure described below. This
• When you operate both shift paddles tor pedal for a certain period of time with- procedure will permit shifting the transaxle
and gearshift lever simultaneously, the out shifting gears. out of Park.
gear may not be shifted. • When driving speed becomes slow.
1) Be sure the parking brake is firmly
applied.
2) If the engine is running, stop the
engine.
3) Make sure the ignition mode is “ON” or
“ACC”.

3-32

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

4) Remove the cover (1) over the button. procedure will permit shifting the transaxle
5) While pushing the release button at the out of Park. Gearshift Indicator
bottom of the removed cover (1) by the
1) Be sure the parking brake is firmly
key or the flat end rod, push the knob
applied.
button (2) and shift the gearshift lever to EXAMPLE
2) If the engine is running, stop the
the desired position.
engine.
This procedure is for emergency use only. 3) Make sure the ignition mode is “ON” or
If repeated use of this procedure is neces- “ACC”.
sary, or the procedure does not work as 4) While pushing the release button (1),
described, consult your SUZUKI dealer or push the knob button (2) and shift the
a roadside assistance service. gearshift lever to the desired position.
This procedure is for emergency use only.
Right Hand Drive Vehicle
If repeated use of this procedure is neces-
sary, or the procedure does not work as (1)
described, consult your SUZUKI dealer or
(2) a roadside assistance service.
(1) 61MM0A133

(1) Gearshift indicator


In the following cases, the gearshift indica-
tor is indicated on the information display
when the ignition switch is in the “ON”
position or the ignition mode is “ON”.
• For manual transaxle vehicle, when the
gearshift lever is in a position other than
EXAMPLE “N” (Neutral).
61MM452 • For automatic transaxle or TCSS vehi-
cle, when using the manual mode.
Vehicles with a TCSS have an electrically
• For vehicles equipped with the cruise
operated park-lock feature. If the vehicle’s
control, when the system is not in use.
battery is discharged, or there is some
• For vehicles equipped with the radar
other electrical failure, the TCSS cannot be
brake support system, when the forward
shifted out of Park in the normal way. Jump
collision warning is not working.
starting may correct the condition. If not,
follow the procedure described below. This

3-33

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

The electronic control system monitors NOTE:


driving condition (such as vehicle speed WARNING • For manual transaxle, the gearshift indi-
and/or engine revolution), and it shows cator is not indicated when the gear
which gear position is optimal for your driv- The gearshift indicator is designed to position is in “N” (Neutral).
ing with the indication on the display. indicate optimal gear position for • For manual transaxle, if you depress the
your driving, however, a driver will clutch pedal while UP/DOWN arrow is
Manual transaxle vehicle not be relieved from the duty of care indicated, the indication will disappear.
If UP/DOWN arrow and the gear position of driving operation or gear change • In ordinary driving, UP arrow will disap-
other than currently selected are indicated with this indicator. pear when you release your foot from
on the display while driving, we recom- To drive safe, do not gaze the gear- the accelerator pedal.
mend you to shift up or down the gear to shift indicator, pay attention to your If your vehicle is equipped with the adap-
indicated position. It is the optimal gear driving situation and shift up or down tive cruise control and while it is working,
position for a driving condition that reduces if necessary. however, UP/DOWN arrow (for manual
the over revolution and stress to the transaxle vehicle) or UP arrow (for auto-
engine, and improves fuel consumption. matic transaxle or TCSS vehicle, when
Automatic transaxle or TCSS vehicle using the manual mode) may be indi-
(when using the manual mode) cated continuously depending on driv-
If UP arrow is indicated on the display ing conditions. It means that the
while driving, we recommend you to shift indicated gear position is optimal for the
up the gear until the arrow disappears. It is current cruising speed.
the optimal gear position for a driving con- • The indication of gearshift indicator tim-
dition that reduces the over revolution and ing may differ depending on the vehicle
stress to the engine, and improves fuel condition and/or driving situation even in
consumption. the same vehicle speed and engine rev-
olution.
For details on how to use the transaxle,
refer to “Using the Transaxle” in this sec-
tion.

3-34

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Example of the gearshift indicator

Manual transaxle

Indication Description

Lower gear position is selected for the vehicle speed and/or engine revolution. Changing to a higher gear posi-
tion is recommended.
• In this case, shifting up to 4th gear position is recommended.

Current gear position is optimal for the vehicle speed and/or engine revolution.
• In this case, your vehicle is running in 3rd gear position.

Higher gear position is selected for the vehicle speed and/or engine revolution. Changing to a lower gear posi-
tion is recommended.
• In this case, shifting down to 2nd gear position is recommended.

Automatic transaxle or TCSS (when using the manual mode)

Indication Description

Lower gear position is selected for the vehicle speed and/or engine revolution. Changing to a higher gear posi-
(2) tion is recommended.
• In this case, shifting up 5th or upper gear position is recommended.

Current gear position is optimal for the vehicle speed and/or engine revolution.
(2)
• In this case, your vehicle is running in 4th gear position.

NOTE:
For TCSS models, the manual mode indicator (2) does not appear in the temporary manual mode.

3-35

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

SPORT
Four-mode 4WD System This mode is optimized for sporty driving. EXAMPLE
(if equipped) The system apportions torque to promote (3)
cornering performance.
• In the vehicle with automatic transaxle,
this mode optimizes the throttle/torque W SPO
NO R
EXAMPLE characteristics with small and moderate

T
S
(1)
throttle openings to keep the engine PUSH
LOCK
W SPO
R
speed high for good response. AUTO
NO
• In the vehicle with TCSS, this mode opti-
T
S

LOCK PUSH
AUTO mizes the accelerator/torque character- DR
IV E EC
T
M ODE SEL
DR
IVE EC
T
istics, the gear change timing and the
gear change speed for the faster accel-
MO DE S E L

(4) (2)
eration and better response.
61MM0B005
SNOW
This mode is optimal for snowy, unpaved, Selecting AUTO mode
and other slippery surfaces. This mode Push the “PUSH AUTO” part (2) of the
enhances traction during acceleration on driving mode switch.
61MM0B004 slippery surfaces, and enables stable cor- Selecting SPORT mode
(1) Driving mode switch nering on slippery surfaces. Turn the dial (3) of the driving mode switch
The four-mode 4WD system enables you LOCK clockwise to the “SPORT” position.
to select the driving mode according to This mode is for extricating the car from Selecting SNOW mode
driving conditions by operating the driving snow, mud, or sand. Turn the dial (3) of the driving mode switch
mode switch. counterclockwise to the “SNOW” position.
Driving Mode Switch Operation Selecting LOCK mode
Driving Modes Operate the driving mode switch according When the vehicle speed is less than 60
to the appropriate procedure described km/h (37 mph) and the SNOW mode is
AUTO below. selected, push the “LOCK” part (4) of the
This mode prioritizes fuel economy in typi- driving mode switch.
cal driving conditions. The system How to turn on driving mode switch
The driving mode switch will activate when NOTE:
switches the driving mode to 4WD if it
the ignition switch is in the “ON” position or If the vehicle speed exceeds about 60 km/h
detects wheel spin.
the ignition mode is “ON”. in the LOCK mode, the driving mode
changes to the SNOW mode automatically.
Even when the vehicle speed reduces, on

3-36

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

the other hand, the driving mode does not The 4WD warning light warns of this
return to the LOCK mode automatically. You condition by blinking. At the same time, NOTICE
should select the LOCK mode according to the information display shows this mes-
the driving conditions. sage: “AWD SYSTEM HIGH TEMP (Continued)
AWD IS OFF”. • If the 4WD warning light comes on
NOTE: or blinks when driving, there may
• The information display shows current be something wrong with the four-
driving mode. mode 4WD system. Have the sys-
• When the ignition switch is turned to the tem inspected by an authorized
“ON” position or the engine switch is SUZUKI dealer.
pressed to change the ignition mode to
“ON”, the AUTO mode is selected auto-
matically. NOTICE
• The driving mode switch can be oper- 57L30042
Unevenly worn tires can cause prob-
ated when the vehicle is either stopped When the 4WD warning light blinks, park lems with the 4WD system. Be sure to
or moving. the vehicle at a safe place and run the rotate the tires according to the main-
• Make sure that the front wheels are in engine idle. After a while, the 4WD warn- tenance schedule. Refer to “Tires”
the straight ahead position when operat- ing light will go out and the system will and “Maintenance Schedule” in the
ing the driving mode switch. resume. “INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE”
• While making turns or accelerating and section for proper tire rotation proce-
decelerating, operating the driving mode NOTICE dures.
switch, turning the ignition switch to the
“ACC” or “LOCK” position or pressing • Note that 4WD vehicles are not all-
the engine switch to change the ignition around vehicles. Be sure to Warning and Indicator Messages
mode to “ACC” or “LOCK” may cause a observe the following instructions
shock, but this is not a system malfunc- when driving your vehicle. The information display shows the warning
tion. – Do not drive through water such and indicator message when the four-
• When you operate your vehicle under as by crossing a river. mode 4WD system is operated, or has a
conditions that involve wheel spin, such – Do not drive continuously in problem.
as driving off-road in the sand or water places such as sand and mud
or when a wheel has run off the road, the where front wheels tend to race.
difference in the amount of revolution – When any wheel is in the air for
between front wheels and rear wheels such reason as running off the
increases (wheels run idle). If this state road, do not race it needlessly.
continues, the oil temperature of the (Continued)
driving system parts increases.

3-37

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Warning and indicator messages

Warning and Indicator Master Warning


Sound Cause and Remedy
Message Indicator Light
Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- There may be a problem with the four-
rior buzzer) mode 4WD system.
Have your vehicle inspected by an autho-
rized SUZUKI dealer.

61MM0A185

Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- Tires of different sizes may be fitted or tires
rior buzzer) may be insufficiently inflated.
Have your vehicle inspected by an autho-
rized SUZUKI dealer.

61MM0A186

3-38

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Warning and Indicator Master Warning


Sound Cause and Remedy
Message Indicator Light
Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- Drive train components may be over-
rior buzzer) heated.
Stop in a safe place and allow the engine to
idle.

61MM0A187

Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- If this message is displayed, have your
rior buzzer) vehicle inspected by an authorized SUZUKI
dealer.

61MM0A203

3-39

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Warning and Indicator Master Warning


Sound Cause and Remedy
Message Indicator Light
Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- The “LOCK” part of the driving mode switch
rior buzzer) is pushed when the vehicle speed is more
than 60 km/h (37 mph). (#1)
Refer to “Selecting LOCK mode” in this
section.

61MM0A204

Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- The “LOCK” part of the driving mode switch
rior buzzer) is pushed without selecting the SNOW
mode. (#1)
Refer to “Selecting LOCK mode” in this
section.

61MM0A188

(#1) This message will disappear for a while even if the problem that caused the message to appear is not corrected.

3-40

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Warning and Indicator Master Warning


Sound Cause and Remedy
Message Indicator Light
Blinks “Beep” (one time from inte- There may be a problem with the driving
rior buzzer) mode switch. Have your vehicle inspected
by an authorized SUZUKI dealer.

61MM0A189

3-41

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

ENG A-STOP System WARNING


(Engine Auto Stop Start (Continued)
• When the engine does not restart
System) (if equipped) automatically even if you operate
properly, start the engine using the
The ENG A-STOP system (Engine Auto ignition switch or engine switch.
Stop Start System) automatically stops and – Keep stopping on the road may
restarts the engine without operating the result in rear collision.
ignition switch or the engine switch when – In case the vehicle moves, the
the vehicle is stopped, such as at a traffic steering and braking operation
signal or in a traffic jam, to reduce exhaust will require more efforts.
gases and fuel consumption.
• When the vehicle will be stopped for a NOTICE
72M2042
long time or when you will leave the
vehicle unattended, turn the ignition Only use the vehicle battery types
switch to the “LOCK” position or press WARNING that have been approved by SUZUKI
the engine switch to stop the engine. vehicle manufacture, otherwise you
• Do not go out the vehicle when the could damage your vehicle, and the
engine is stopping by the ENG A- ENG A-STOP system could not be
NOTE: STOP system. This may result in an
If your vehicle is equipped with the auto air available. If a vehicle battery has to
accident. be replaced, consult your authorized
conditioning system, you can change the – For manual transaxle vehicle, if
auto engine stop condition via the informa- SUZUKI dealer.
the driver’s seat belt is unfas-
tion display. Refer to “Information Display” tened and the driver’s door is
in the “BEFORE DRIVING” section. opened, the engine will stall. The ENG A-STOP system is automatically
– For automatic transaxle or TCSS activated when the ignition switch is turned
vehicle, if the driver’s seat belt is to the “ON” position or the engine switch is
unfastened even if the brake pressed to change the ignition mode to
pedal is pressed down, or the “ON”.
driver’s door is opened, the
engine will be restarted to warn The system activation also requires the fol-
you that the engine was stopped lowing conditions:
automatically by the ENG A- • Driver’s seat belt is fastened.
STOP system. • Driver’s door is closed.
(Continued) • Engine hood is closed.

3-42

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

For more details, refer to the explanation • The “ENG A-STOP OFF” light blinks.
below. • Engine coolant temperature is either low
or high.
• Vehicle battery performance is low.
Automatically Stopping the Engine • The temperature of the vehicle battery is
either low or high.
Manual transaxle models • Brake booster vacuum pressure is low.
1) With the clutch pedal fully depressed, • Depressing the accelerator pedal.
stop the vehicle. (1) • Blower speed selector is set to the “ON”
mode and the inside of the vehicle has
EXAMPLE not sufficiently cooled and warmed (for
the vehicle with automatic air condition-
ing).
• The defrost switch is set to the “ON”
83RM075 mode (for the vehicle with automatic air
3) Release the clutch pedal. conditioning).
The “ENG A-STOP” indicator light • During or after the ABS or ESP® system
(green) (1) in the instrument cluster will is activated, and the vehicle is stopped.
illuminate and the engine will stop auto- • During the first period use, to initialize
matically. the system.
• After the engine restarted automatically,
NOTICE and the vehicle speed had not exceeded
approximately 6 km/h.
61MM701 The brake booster becomes inoperative • When the engine is started with the hood
2) While depressing the brake and clutch and the pedal effort will increase when open.
pedal, place the gearshift lever in the the engine is stopped automatically. • When the vehicle is stopped after back-
“N” (Neutral) position. If the vehicle is moving, press down ing up.
the brake pedal harder than usual. • The signal to prevent stopping the
engine is received from any electronic
NOTE: control systems other than the ENG A-
The ENG A-STOP system will not operate STOP system.
and engine does not stop automatically
under the following conditions:
• The “ENG A-STOP OFF” switch is
pressed to deactivate the ENG A-STOP
system.

3-43

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Automatic transaxle or TCSS models • When the engine is started with the hood
1) With the gearshift lever in “D” or “N”, NOTICE open.
depress brake pedal and stop the vehi- • The vehicle has stopped on a steep hill.
cle. The brake booster becomes inoperative • The gearshift lever is in a position other
and the pedal effort will increase when than “D” or “N”.
the engine is stopped automatically. • The vehicle is driven in the manual
EXAMPLE If the vehicle is moving, press down mode.
the brake pedal harder than usual. • When the vehicle has stopped without
depressing the brake pedal.
NOTE: • The signal to prevent stopping the
The ENG A-STOP system will not operate engine is received from any electronic
and engine does not stop automatically control systems other than the ENG A-
under the following conditions: STOP system.
• The “ENG A-STOP OFF” switch is
61MM453 pressed to deactivate the ENG A-STOP
system.
• The “ENG A-STOP OFF” light blinks.
• Engine coolant temperature is either low
or high.
• Vehicle battery performance is low.
• The temperature of the vehicle battery is
either low or high.
• Brake booster vacuum pressure is low.
(1) • Depressing the accelerator pedal.
• Blower speed selector is set to the “ON”
83RM076
mode and the inside of the vehicle has
2) The “ENG A-STOP” indicator light not sufficiently cooled and warmed.
(green) (1) in the instrument cluster will • The defrost switch is set to the “ON”
illuminate and the engine will stop auto- mode.
matically. • During or after the ABS or ESP® system
is activated, and the vehicle is stopped.
• During the first period use, to initialize
the system.
• After the engine restarted automatically,
and the vehicle speed had not exceeded
approximately 5 km/h.

3-44

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

• Blower speed selector is set to the “ON”


Automatically Restarting the Engine NOTICE mode and the inside of the vehicle has
not sufficiently cooled and warmed (for
Manual transaxle models The ENG A-STOP system will not the vehicle with automatic air condition-
operate and engine does not restart ing).
automatically or the engine stalls
• The defrost switch is set to the “ON”
with warning buzzer under the follow-
ing conditions: mode (for the vehicle with automatic air
• Driver’s seat belt is not fastened conditioning).
and driver’s door is open. • Electric power consumption is high, such
• Engine hood is open. as when the heated rear window and
• If the gearshift lever is moved to a heated outside rearview mirrors (if
position other than the “N” (Neu- equipped) switch is “ON” or other electri-
(1) cal components (audio, air conditioning
tral) position without depressing
the clutch pedal. etc.) are operating.
When the engine stalls, restart the • The “ENG A-STOP OFF” switch is
engine by usual operation. pressed to deactivate the ENG A-STOP
Refer to “Starting the Engine” in this system.
section for details.
83RM077 NOTE:
Depress the clutch pedal while the gear- NOTE: When the engine restarts, the sound of the
shift lever is in the “N” (Neutral) position. If the engine stalled by a rapid clutch oper- audio may be interrupted.
“ENG A-STOP” indicator light (green) (1) in ation, the engine will restart with the gear This is normal and not the malfunction of
the instrument cluster will be turned off and positioned “N” (neutral) and the clutch the audio system.
the engine will restart automatically. pedal depressed.

NOTE:
Under the following conditions, the engine
will restart automatically even if the engine
was stopped by the ENG A-STOP system:
• When the vehicle coasts down a slope.
• An engine stopped, and a few minutes
passed.
• Brake booster vacuum pressure is low.
• Vehicle battery performance is low.

3-45

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Automatic transaxle or TCSS models NOTE: NOTE:


Under the following conditions, the engine When the engine restarts, the sound of the
will restart automatically even if the engine audio may be interrupted.
was stopped by the ENG A-STOP system: This is normal and not the malfunction of
• When the vehicle coasts down a slope. the audio system.
• An engine stopped, and a few minutes
passed.
• Brake booster vacuum pressure is low.
• Vehicle battery performance is low.
(1) • Blower speed selector is set to the “ON”
mode and the inside of the vehicle has
not sufficiently cooled and warmed.
• The defrost switch is set to the “ON”
mode.
• Electric power consumption is high, such
83RM078 as when the heated rear window and
Release the brake pedal. heated outside rearview mirrors (if
“ENG A-STOP” indicator light (green) (1) in equipped) switch is “ON” or other electri-
the instrument cluster will be turned off and cal components (audio, air conditioning
the engine will restart automatically. etc.) are operating.
• The “ENG A-STOP OFF” switch is
NOTICE pressed to deactivate the ENG A-STOP
system.
The ENG A-STOP system will not • The accelerator pedal is depressed.
operate and engine does not restart • The gearshift lever is shifted into “P”, “R”
automatically or the engine stalls or “M”.
with warning buzzer under the follow- • After the gearshift lever is shifted to “N”,
ing condition: it is returned to “D”.
• Engine hood is open. • When the driver’s seat belt is unfas-
When the engine stalls, restart the tened.
engine by usual operation. • When the driver’s door is opened.
Refer to “Starting the Engine” in this
section for details.

3-46

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

To Deactivate the ENG A-STOP Sys- “ENG A-STOP OFF” Light Adaptive Cruise Control
tem If the “ENG A-STOP OFF” light blinks System (if equipped)
when driving, there may be something
Type A wrong with the ENG A-STOP system. You
should have the system inspected by an The adaptive cruise control system allows
authorized SUZUKI dealer. For details, you to maintain a steady speed without
refer to “Warning and Indicator Lights” in keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal.
the “BEFORE DRIVING” section. You can use the adaptive cruise control
system under the following conditions:

• Driver’s seat belt is fastened.


• Open door warning light is off.
• Parking brake is completely released.
• Speed limiter is not used.
• For manual transaxle vehicle, the gear
position is in 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th (if
equipped).
61MM0A101
• For automatic transaxle or TCSS, the
Type B select lever is in “D” position, or the gear
position is in 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th in the
manual mode.
• The vehicle speed is about 40 km/h (25
mph) or higher.
• ESP® OFF switch is not pushed and the
system is not turned off.

61MM414

Push the “ENG A-STOP OFF” switch. The


“ENG A-STOP OFF” light will come on.

3-47

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

The adaptive cruise control system has the • Possible detecting distance between
WARNING following four controls. your vehicle and a vehicle ahead is
within about 100 m (328 ft).
• Deceleration control by the adap- (1) Constant-speed control
tive cruise control system is lim- (There is no vehicle ahead) (3) Following control
ited. Therefore, you are requested (A vehicle ahead is within radar range
to pay enough attention for safety and going at a steady speed)
driving, by checking the surround- EXAMPLE
ing traffic always and operating
brake pedal and/or accelerator EXAMPLE
pedal as necessary.
• In the following situations, the tilt
and/or height of the vehicle is
changed, the system does not 83RM008
function properly and unexpected
accidents may occur. Your vehicle cruises at the set speed.
83RM010
– With a modified suspension • The vehicle speed can be set between
(Altering the vehicle height, etc.) 40 km/h (25 mph) to 160 km/h (100 Your vehicle follows the vehicle ahead,
– With non-specified sized tires mph). keeping a constant distance, without
equipped exceeding the set speed.
– With worn or extremely uneven (2) Deceleration control
NOTE:
tires equipped (A vehicle ahead is within radar range
• When your vehicle is getting close to the
– With low, or high, tire pressure and going slower than the set speed)
vehicle ahead while deceleration control
or following control is functioning, a fron-
EXAMPLE tal collision warning is activated.
• When operating brake pedal during fol-
lowing control, you might feel that a
brake is heavy. However, this is normal
in the brake system. This occurs
because of the feature of adaptive cruise
83RM009
control system.
Your vehicle slows down, and maintains
the same speed as the speed of the vehi-
cle ahead to maintain the following dis-
tance.

3-48

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

(4) Acceleration control


(A vehicle ahead goes out of range) Situations where the Radar will not
Activate Properly EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
WARNING
Do not use the adaptive cruise con-
trol system under the following situa-
tions. Otherwise, the system will not 83RM013
function properly and unexpected
accidents may occur. • Highway gate
83RM011
• When your vehicle cannot move in a
The adaptive cruise control system accel- straight manner without consistently
erates your vehicle to the set speed, and Under the following situations, there is a steering, due to an accident or break-
then maintains it. high possibility that deceleration control, down
following control and acceleration control • When your vehicle is running left turn
will not function properly, even if a vehicle lane or right turn lane
ahead is within radar range. • When the radiator grill or front bumper
• When your vehicle is driven in a traffic hit a hard object
jam • When the system is temporarily stopped
• When your vehicle is driven on sharp or malfunctioning, some of the following
curves indicator and messages will come on:
• When your vehicle is driven on slippery – Adaptive cruise control system warn-
road such as ice or snow-covered road ing light
• When your vehicle is driven on steep hill – “INSPECT CRUISE SYSTEM” mes-
sage
EXAMPLE – “RADAR BRAKE SUPPORT: NOT
ACTIVE BY SENSOR.” message
– “RADAR BRAKE SUPPORT SYS
INSPECTION REQUIRED” message
– “RADAR BRAKE SUPPORT FCN
TEMPORARILY DISABLED” message
83RM012

• When your vehicle is driven on the road


with many steep uphills and downhills
• When your vehicle is towing a trailer

3-49

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Situations where the Radar may not Situations where the Radar may
Activate Properly EXAMPLE Activate Properly
Under the following situations, the radar Under the following situations, the radar
may not detect a vehicle ahead correctly system detects a vehicle on the neighbor-
and frontal collision warning may not func- ing lane or roadside objects and frontal col-
tion. You need to decelerate the vehicle lision warning may function.
operating brakes as necessary.
83RM014 • At a corner or narrow traffic lane
• When a vehicle ahead is running slowly • When the bicycles or motorcycles are • The vehicle position in your lane
or stopping at the end of the line in a traf- running on the edge of your lane is unstable due to steering operation etc.
fic jam or the tollgate • Objects protruding from the road’s
• When your vehicle is approaching WARNING surface such as manhole covers and
repairing road other metal objects, as well as falling
• While running inside of tunnel Always drive safely with proper driv- objects or level changes in the road
• When the radar sensor is covered in ing operations depending on traffic
snow, water or dirt situation. WARNING
• When there is bad weather such as
heavy rain or fog, a blizzard or sand- Always drive safely with proper driv-
storm or when the vehicle in front of you ing operations depending on traffic
is surrounded by water, snow or sand situation.
• A vehicle ahead has extremely small
rear end area such as an unloaded
trailer
• When your vehicle is weighed down by
heavy items in the luggage compartment
or rear seat
• When your vehicle is running at 160 km/h
(100 mph) or higher speed
• When a vehicle ahead is cutting in sud-
denly

3-50

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Information display 3) Push “SET –” switch (5), “SET” indica-


Setting Cruising Speed tor (8) and set speed indication (10)
EXAMPLE appear on the information display.
Adaptive cruise control switch Take your foot off the accelerator pedal
(7) (6)
EXAMPLE and the set speed will be maintained. At
this time, vehicle ahead detecting indi-
cator (9) will vary as follows, depending
(3) on the presence or absence of the vehi-
cle ahead.
(1)
(4) Indication Description
(2) A vehicle ahead is not
(5) (8) (9) (10) detected. In this case, the
vehicle is in the state of
54P010315
constant-speed control.
(6) Following distance indicator
54P000346 (7) Cruise indicator A vehicle ahead is
(1) Following distance setting switch (8) “SET” indicator detected. In this case, the
(2) “CRUISE” switch (9) Vehicle ahead detecting indicator vehicle is in the state of
(3) “CANCEL” switch (10) Set speed indication deceleration control and
(4) “RES +” switch following control.
(5) “SET –” switch 1) Turn on the adaptive cruise control sys-
tem by pushing “CRUISE” switch (2).
When the cruise indicator (7), following WARNING
distance indicator (6) and vehicle If the cruising speed is accidentally
ahead detecting indicator (9) appear on set, you could lose control of the
the information display, you can set vehicle. This could lead to an acci-
cruising speed. dent, resulting in severe injury or
2) Accelerate or decelerate to the desired death.
speed. Turn off the adaptive cruise control
system and check that the cruise
indicator (7) disappears when the
system is not in use.

3-51

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Changing following distance


While cruise indicator (7) is on, you can adjust a following distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead as follows, by pressing
following distance setting switch (1).

Indication Description

Short (“Dist: 1”)


A following distance will be kept shorter, compared with Middle setting.

Middle (“Dist: 2”)


This is an initial setting. When your vehicle is driven at 80 km/h (50 mph), a following distance will be
kept as about 40 m (131 ft).

Long (“Dist: 3”)


A following distance will be kept longer, compared with Middle setting.

WARNING
Maintain a safe following distance depending on traffic situation. Otherwise, it could result in severe injury or death.

NOTE:
• When turning off the engine, the previously set distance in the memory is canceled and the system is initialized.
• An appropriate following distance will vary depending on vehicle speed.

3-52

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

NOTE:
Changing Speed Temporarily When the brake pedal is depressed, “SET” Canceling Adaptive Cruise Control
When the cruising speed is maintained, indicator (8) disappears until you reset the “SET” indicator (8) will disappear and the
you can temporarily accelerate or deceler- cruising speed. adaptive cruise control system will be can-
ate. celed temporarily under the following con-
Using “RES +” switch or “SET –” switch ditions:
To accelerate, depress the accelerator To reset at a faster cruising speed, press
repeatedly or hold push “RES +” switch Common:
pedal. When you take your foot off the
(4). Vehicle speed will steadily increase. • When “CANCEL” switch (3) is pushed
pedal, your vehicle will return to the set
When you release the switch, the new • When brake pedal is depressed
speed.
speed will be maintained. • When your vehicle speed falls below
about 40 km/h (25 mph)
To decelerate, depress the brake pedal.
To reset at a slower cruising speed, press • When your vehicle skids and ESP® is
The set speed will be canceled and “SET”
indicator (8) will disappear. To resume the repeatedly or hold push “SET –” switch (5) activated
previously set speed, push “RES +” switch until the vehicle has slowed to the desired • When radar sensor is covered in snow,
(4) and turn on “SET” indicator (8) again speed, and then release the switch. The water or dirt
when vehicle speed is above about 40 km/ new speed will be maintained. • When engine speed is too high or too
h (25 mph). The vehicle will accelerate to low
the previously set speed and maintain its NOTE: • When driver’s door is open
speed. • You can adjust the set speed by 1 km/h • When driver’s seat belt is unfastened
(or 1 mph) by pushing “RES +” switch (4) • When parking brake is applied
or “SET –” switch (5) quickly. • When “LIMIT” switch is pressed
Changing Cruising Speed • You can adjust the set speed by 5 km/h • When ESP® OFF switch is pressed
(or 5 mph) by pushing and holding “RES For manual transaxle vehicle:
Using the accelerator pedal +” switch (4) or “SET –” switch (5). • When clutch pedal is continuously
To reset at a faster cruising speed, acceler- • While deceleration control or following depressed
ate to the desired speed using the accelera- control is activated, the vehicle is not • When gear position is changed to “N”
tor pedal and push “SET –” switch (5). The accelerated even though resetting to (Neutral)
new speed will be maintained. higher cruising speed by continuous • When gear position is changed to 1st or
pushing “RES +” switch (4) is operated. 2nd
Using the brake pedal However, if the vehicle ahead disap-
To reset at a slower cruising speed, decel- pears, the vehicle is accelerated auto- For automatic transaxle or TCSS vehicle:
erate to the desired speed using the brake matically to the set speed. • When gear position is changed from 3rd
pedal and push “SET –” switch (5). The to 2nd in the manual mode
new speed will be maintained.

3-53

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

To resume the previously set speed, push “Radar Brake Support System” in this sec-
“RES +” switch (4) and turn on “SET” indi- Frontal Collision Warning tion.
cator (8). The vehicle speed must be
above about 40 km/h (25 mph) when the WARNING
vehicle is not under the above conditions.
• Do not use the adaptive cruise con-
To turn off the adaptive cruise control sys- trol system in a heavy traffic area
tem, push “CRUISE” switch (2) and check where the frontal collision warning
that the cruise indicator (7) disappears. (1) frequently activates.
Also, if any warning indication or message • Even if the distance between your
related to the adaptive cruise control sys-
54P000353 vehicle and the vehicle ahead is
tem is displayed on the instrument cluster, If your vehicle gets too close to the vehicle short, frontal collision warning may
the adaptive cruise control system will be ahead as described below, the interior not alert you under the following
turned off. buzzer sounds, the indicator (1) appears circumstances:
on the information display at the same – The vehicle ahead of you is going
NOTE: time, to promote deceleration. at almost the same speed as, or
If you turn off the adaptive cruise control • The vehicle ahead of you slows down faster than your vehicle.
system, the previously set speed in the abruptly. – When the vehicle ahead of you is
memory is cleared. Reset your cruising • Another vehicle cuts in front of you. going away from your vehicle.
speed again. – Right after setting up to the
Depress the brake pedal, and keep an desired speed.
appropriate distance from the vehicle – While depressing the accelerator
ahead. The buzzer timing of frontal colli- pedal or right after releasing the
sion warning varies depending on the vehi- pedal.
cle speed and a following distance – While decelerating by depressing
between your vehicle and the vehicle the brake pedal.
ahead.

There are different frontal collision warning Handling the Radar Sensor
operations in adaptive cruise control sys- For details on radar sensor, refer to “Radar
tem and radar brake support system. Brake Support System” in this section.
Therefore, the interior buzzer in adaptive
cruise control system sounds a little earlier
than the buzzer in radar brake support sys-
tem. For details of frontal collision warning
in radar brake support system, refer to

3-54

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Warning and Indicator Messages


The information display shows the warning and indicator messages to let you know about certain problems of the adaptive cruise control
system.

Warning and Master warning


Sound Cause and remedy
indicator message indicator light
Blinks Beep (one time from interior buzzer) There may be malfunction of the adap-
tive cruise control system. Contact your
SUZUKI dealer for inspection.

54P000356

Blinks Beep (one time from interior buzzer) The radar brake support system is dis-
abled temporarily because dirt is
detected on the sensor, or millimeter-
waves from the radar sensor cause dif-
fused reflection. If the message does
not disappear for a while, wipe the sen-
sor with a soft cloth.

54P000355

3-55

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Warning and indicator Master warning


Sound Cause and remedy
message indicator Light
Blinks Beep (one time from interior There may be a problem with the radar
buzzer) brake support system.
Have your vehicle inspected by an autho-
rized SUZUKI dealer.

54P000357

Blinks Beep (one time from interior There may be a problem with the radar
buzzer) brake support system and the system is
disabled temporarily.
If the message does not disappear for a
while, have your vehicle inspected by an
authorized SUZUKI dealer.

54P000358

3-56

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

Cruise Control (if equipped) To Set Cruising Speed


1) Turn on the cruise control system by
The cruise control system allows you to (1) pushing the “CRUISE” switch (1). When
maintain a steady speed without keeping the cruise indicator (5) comes on, you
your foot on the accelerator pedal. The can set cruising speed.
controls for operating the cruise control 2) Accelerate or decelerate to the desired
system are on the steering wheel. (2) (3) speed.
You can use the cruise control system with 3) Push the “SET –” switch (4) and turn on
the following conditions: the set indicator (6). Take your foot off
(4) the accelerator pedal and the set speed
• For manual transaxle vehicle, the gear
position is in 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th (if will be maintained.
equipped).
• For automatic transaxle or TCSS vehi- WARNING
61MS417
cle, the select lever is in “D” position, or If the cruising speed is set by acci-
the gear position is in 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th (1) “CRUISE” switch dent, you cannot decelerate or could
in the manual mode. (2) “CANCEL” switch loose control of the vehicle. This
• The vehicle speed is about 40 km/h (25 (3) “RES +” switch could lead to an accident, resulting in
mph) or higher. (4) “SET –” switch severe injury or death.
Turn off the cruise control system
WARNING and make sure the cruise indicator
To help avoid loss of vehicle control, (5) is off when the system is not in
do not use the cruise control system use.
when driving in heavy traffic, on slip-
pery or winding roads, or on steep Information display
downgrades. EXAMPLE

(5) (6)
61MS418

(5) Cruise indicator


(6) Set indicator

3-57

83RM0-01E

Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine


OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE

When you push the “CRUISE” switch (1),


the system is on and the cruise indicator To Change Speed Temporarily To Change Cruising Speed
(5) will come on. When the vehicle’s speed When the cruising speed is maintained, Using the accelerator pedal
is controlled by the cruise control system, you can temporarily accelerate or deceler- To reset at a faster cruising speed, accel-
the set indicator (6) will come on. ate. erate to the desired speed using the accel-
erator pedal and push the “SET –” switch
Be careful of the following when operat- To accelerate, depress the accelerator (4). The new speed will be maintained.
ing with the cruise control pedal. When you take your foot off the
Even if your vehicle is equipped with the pedal, your vehicle will return to the set Using the brake pedal
radar brake support system, it cannot auto- speed. To reset at a slower cruising speed, decel-
matically adjust to the speed of the vehicle To decelerate, depress the brake pedal. erate to the desired speed using the brake
in front of you. Turn off the cruise control The set speed will be canceled and the set pedal and push the “SET –” switch (4). The
system if you cannot operate safely at a indicator (6) will go off. new speed will be maintained.
cruising speed. To resume the previously set speed, push NOTE:
Even in the following conditions, the set the “RES +” switch (3) and turn on the set When the brake pedal is depressed, the
indicator (6) will not disappear and the indicator (6) again when vehicle speed is set indicator (6) goes off until reset the
cruising speed will not be canceled. above 40 km/h (25 mph). The vehicle will cruising speed.
• When the forward collision warning is accelerate to and maintain the previously
working. If you depress the brake pedal, set speed. Using the “RES +” switch or the “SET –”
the cruise speed will be canceled tempo- switch
rarily. NOTE: To reset at a faster cruising speed, press
• When “RADAR BRAKE SUPPORT: NOT For automatic transaxle or TCSS vehicle, repeatedly or hold push the “RES +” switch
ACTIVE BY SENSOR.” message when the cruising speed is maintained, (3). Vehicle speed will steadily increase.
appears and the radar brake support you cannot decelerate by using the engine When you release the switch, the new
system stops functioning. For safety pur- brake even if you downshift from higher speed will be maintained.
poses, push the “CRUISE” switch (1) to gear to 3rd in the manual mode.
To decelerate while the cruise control is To reset at a slower cruising speed, press
turn off the cruise indicator (5). repeatedly or hold push the “SET –” switch
on, depress the brake pedal or push the
If the automatic brake system is working, “SET –” switch (4). (4) until the vehicle has slowed to the
the cruise indicator (5) will turn off and the desired speed, then release the switch.