Check the following items before you start driving.
Check Items Before Getting In the Vehicle ?
Make sure there is no obstruction on the windows, door mirrors, exterior lights,
or other parts of the vehicle.
Remove any frost, snow, or ice.
Remove any snow on the roof, as this can slip down and obstruct your field of
vision while driving. When frozen hard, remove ice once it has softened.
When removing ice from around the wheels, be sure not to damage the
wheel or wheel components.
Make sure the hood is securely closed.
If the hood opens while driving, your front view will be blocked.
Make sure the tires are in good condition.
Check air pressures, and check for damage and excessive wear.
Checking and Maintaining Tires P.269
Make sure there is no person or object behind or around the vehicle.
There are blind spots from the inside.
Check Items in the Compartment ?
Store or secure all items on board properly.
Carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle?s
handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and make it unsafe.
Maximum Load Limit P.194
Do not pile items higher than the seat height.
They can block your view and may be thrown forward in the event of sudden
Check Items Before Getting On the Vehicle
If the doors are frozen shut, use warm water
around the door edges to melt any ice. Do not try
to force them open, as this can damage the rubber
trim around the doors. When done, wipe dry to
avoid further freezing.
Do not pour warm water into the key cylinder.
You will be unable to insert key if the hole freezes.
Check Items in the Compartment
The headlight aim is set by the factory, and
typically does not need to be adjusted. However, if
you regularly carry heavy items in the cargo area,
have the aiming readjusted at your dealer or by a
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