The vehicle has an
electronic keyless ignition
with a pushbutton start.
In order to shift out of P (Park), the vehicle must be
running or in Acc. mode and the regular brake pedal
must be applied.
/ (START): Press this button while your foot is on the
brake for an automatic transmission, or while pressing
in the clutch for a manual transmission, to start the
engine. If the vehicle is in OFF or Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) mode, the keyless access transmitter must
be inside the vehicle to start the engine.
9 Acc. (OFF/ACCESSORY): When the engine is
on or the vehicle is in accessory power mode, it is
recommended that a manual transmission be placed
in R (Reverse). An automatic transmission must be
placed in P (Park). Then press the Acc. button to turn the
engine off and place the vehicle in RAP. See “Retained
Accessory Power (RAP)” later for more information. If an
automatic vehicle is not correctly placed in P (Park) a
SHIFT TO PARK message will display on the Driver
Information Center (DIC).
For more information, see DIC Warnings and Messages
on page 3-56.
When the engine is off, press this button to place the
vehicle in accessory mode. ACCESSORY MODE ON will
display on the Driver Information Center (DIC). This mode
allows you to use things like the radio and the windshield
wipers while the engine is off. Use accessory mode if you
must have the vehicle in motion while the engine is off, for
example, if the vehicle is being pushed or towed.
After being in accessory mode for about 10 minutes, the
vehicle will automatically enter RAP or OFF, depending
on if the doors are opened or closed.