Vehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities.
Although your vehicle has a number of theft-deterrent
features, we know that nothing we put on it can make it
impossible to steal.
Your vehicle is equipped with the Passlock
is a passive theft-deterrent system. Passlock
enables fuel if the ignition lock cylinder is turned with
a valid key. If a correct key is not used or the ignition
lock cylinder is tampered with, fuel is disabled.
During normal operation, the SECURITY light will go off
approximately ?ve seconds after the key is turned to
RUN. See Security Light on page 3-37.
If the engine stalls and the SECURITY light ?ashes,
wait until the light stops ?ashing before trying to restart
the engine. Remember to release the key from
START as soon as the engine starts.
If the engine is running and the SECURITY light comes
on, you will be able to restart the engine if you turn
the engine off. However, your Passlock
system is not
working properly and must be serviced by your
dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by Passlock
this time. You may also want to check the fuse. See
Fuses and Circuit Breakers on page 5-93. See
your dealer for service.
Starting and Operating Your
New Vehicle Break-In
Notice: Your vehicle does not need an elaborate
break-in. But it will perform better in the long run if
you follow these guidelines:
? Keep your speed at 55 mph (88 km/h) or less for
the ?rst 500 miles (805 km).
? Do not drive at any one speed ? fast or
slow ? for the ?rst 500 miles (805 km). Do not
make full-throttle starts.
? Avoid making hard stops for the ?rst 200 miles
(322 km) or so. During this time your new brake
linings are not yet broken in. Hard stops with new
linings can mean premature wear and earlier
replacement. Follow this breaking-in guideline
every time you get new brake linings.
? Do not tow a trailer during break-in. See Towing a
Trailer on page 4-36 for more information.