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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS California Proposition 65 Warning WARNING Engine exhaust, some of its constitu- ents, and certain product compo- nents contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS FEATURES AND CONTENTS INSTRUMENT PANEL...
Keep them on the vehicle. Do not remove the messages for any reason. If a label comes off or the messages become difficult to read, have it corrected by your SUZUKI dealer. 1. Airbag warning labels (on both sunvisors) 2. Jacking warning label 3.
In the event you require assistance related to your SUZUKI, while temporarily travel- ling in either the United States or Canada, you may wish to contact the Suzuki Cus- tomer Relations Department directly of the country in which you are temporarily oper- ating your vehicle.
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.
Vehicle Symbols Your vehicle has components and labels that use symbols instead of text. Symbols, used on your vehicle, are shown along with the text describing the operation or information relating to a specific component, control, message, gauge or indicator. If you need help figuring out a specific name of a component, gauge or indicator, reference the following topics: •...
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS Front Seats Manual Seats WARNING You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and confuse you, or make you push a pedal when you do not want to.
Manual Lumbar 1211985 If your vehicle has this feature, the knob is located on the front of the driver seat lower cushion on the inboard side. Turn the knob clockwise or counterclock- wise to increase or decrease the lumbar support. Heated Seats 1761660 If your vehicle has heated seats, the...
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS Driver’s seat with manual recline and manual height adjuster shown 1618868 To adjust the seatback on the driver’s seat, lift the lever on the rear outboard side of the seat and move the seatback to the desired position.
WARNING (Continued) For proper protection when the vehi- cle is in motion, have the seatback upright. Then sit well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly. Do not have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving. Head Restraints Adjust the head restraint so that the top of the restraint is at the same height as the...
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS Passenger Folding Seatback The front passenger’s seatback may fold flat. WARNING If you fold the seatback forward to carry longer objects, such as skis, be sure any such cargo is not near an airbag. In a crash, an inflating airbag might force that object toward a per- son.
To raise the seatback, do the following: 1) Lift the recliner lever, located on the outboard side of the seat, up fully and push up on the seatback. 2) Continue raising the seatback until the seatback re-engages. WARNING If the seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash.
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS 5) Push and pull on the seatback to make sure it is locked. To recline the seatback, do the following: 1) Lift and hold the lever located on top of the seatback. 2) Tilt the seatback rearward, then release the lever when the seatback is in the desired position.
Third Row Seat WARNING Be sure to return the seat to the pas- senger seating position when fin- ished. Push and pull on the seat to make sure it is locked into place. Never use the third row seating posi- tion while the second row is folded, or folded and tumbled.
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS Safety Belts Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. WARNING Do not let anyone ride where he or she cannot wear a safety belt prop- erly.
805928 Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop. 805931 The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... 809245 or the instrument panel... 805935 or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does.
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS Question: If I am a good driver, and I never drive far from home, why should I wear safety belts? Answer: You may be an excellent driver, but if you are in an accident – even one that is not your fault –...
It may be necessary to pull stitching on the safety belt through the latch plate to fully tighten the lap belt on smaller occupants. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs.
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS Question: What is wrong with this? 805942 Answer: The belt is buckled in the wrong place. WARNING You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen.
1378915 To unlatch the belt, push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle.
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS Right Front Passenger Position To learn how to wear the right front pas- senger’s safety belt properly, refer to “Driver Position” in this section. The right front passenger’s safety belt works the same way as the driver’s safety belt –...
strong pelvic bones. And you would be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would apply force at your abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest.
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS 1379299 2) Slide the guide under and past the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 1-17 1397291 3) Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it...
Safety Belt Pretensioners Your vehicle has safety belt pretensioners for the driver and right front passenger. Although you cannot see them, they are part of the safety belt assembly. They help tighten the safety belts during the early stages of a moderate to severe frontal, near frontal, rear or side crash, or a roll- over if the threshold conditions for preten- sioner activation are met.
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS 1379302 Question: What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder belt, but the child is so small that the shoulder belt is very close to the child’s face or neck? Answer: If the child is sitting in a seat next to a win- dow, move the child toward the center of the vehicle.
WARNING People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby does not weigh much – until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it. For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12 lb (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240 lb (110 kg) force on a person’s arms.
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS The restraint manufacturer’s instructions that come with the restraint state the weight and height limitations for a particu- lar child restraint. In addition, there are many kinds of restraints available for chil- dren with special needs. WARNING Newborn infants need complete sup- port, including support for the head...
1383218 A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint. 1395252 A forward-facing child seat (C–E) provides restraint for the child’s body with the har- ness and also sometimes with surfaces...
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS Question: How Should I Use a Child Restraint? Answer: A child restraint system is any device designed for use in a motor vehicle to restrain, seat, or position children. A built- in child restraint system is a permanent part of the motor vehicle.
endangered in a crash if the child is not properly secured in the child restraint. Where to Put the Restraint Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. We recommend that child restraints be secured in a rear seat, including an infant riding in a rear- facing infant seat, a child riding in a for-...
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS 1507697 A. Occupant prohibited B. Child restraint using LATCH 1-25 1507698 A. Child restraint using LATCH B. No occupant recommended C. Child restraint or occupant using safety belt Configurations for Use of Three Child Restraints 1507710 A.
1507704 A. Child restraint or occupant using safety belt B. Child restraint using LATCH Wherever you install a child restraint, be sure to secure the child restraint properly. Keep in mind that an unsecured child restraint can move around in a collision or sudden stop and injure people in the vehi- cle.
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS Top Tether Anchor 1550581 A top tether (A, C) anchors the top of the child restraint to the vehicle. A top tether anchor is built into the vehicle. The top tether attachment (B) on the child restraint connects to the top tether anchor in the vehicle in order to reduce the forward movement and rotation of the child...
to Put the Restraint” in this section for additional information. Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System WARNING If a LATCH-type child restraint is not attached to anchors, the restraint will not be able to protect the child cor- rectly.
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS the child restraint with the top tether and the safety belts. Refer to your child restraint manufacturer instructions and the instructions in this manual. 1. Find the lower anchors for the desired seating position. 2. Put the child restraint on the seat. 3.
1379321 3) Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1379324 4) Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 1379355 5) To tighten the belt, push down on the child restraint, pull the shoulder portion...
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position Your vehicle has a right front passenger's airbag. A rear seat is a safer place to secure a forward-facing child restraint. Refer to “Where to Put the Restraint” in this section.
restraint. Refer to “Manual Seats” in this section. If your child restraint has the LATCH sys- tem, refer to “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)” in this section. There is no top tether anchor at the right front seating position. Do not secure a child seat in this position if a national or local law requires that the top tether be anchored or if the instructions that come...
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS the belt, and feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor. If you are using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt.
WARNING You can be severely injured or killed in a crash if you are not wearing your safety belt – even if you have airbags. Wearing your safety belt during a crash helps reduce your chance of hitting things inside the vehicle or being ejected from it.
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS WARNING Anyone who is up against, or very close to, any airbag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Air- bags plus lap-shoulder belts offer the best protection for adults, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle’s safety belt system nor its airbag system is designed for them.
1177533 The roof-mounted rollover airbag for the driver and the person seated directly behind the driver is located in the ceiling above the side windows. 1197154 The roof-mounted rollover airbag for the right front passenger and the person directly behind that passenger is located in the ceiling above the side windows.
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS WARNING If something is between an occupant and an airbag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force the object into that person causing severe injury or even death. The path of an inflating airbag must be kept clear.
impact, and how quickly the vehicle slows down. For roof-mounted rollover airbags, inflation is determined by the location and severity of the impact or a rollover event. What Makes an Airbag Inflate? In an impact of sufficient severity, the air- bag sensing system detects that the vehi- cle is in a crash.
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS In many crashes severe enough to inflate the airbag, windshields are broken by vehi- cle deformation. Additional windshield breakage may also occur from the right front passenger airbag. • Airbags are designed to inflate only once. After an airbag inflates, you will need some new parts for your airbag system.
WARNING A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger’s airbag inflates. This is because the back of the rear-facing child restraint would be very close to the inflating airbag. Even though the passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the passenger’s frontal airbag if the sys- detects...
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS If, after reinstalling the child restraint and restarting the vehicle, the on indicator is still lit, check to make sure that the vehi- cle’s seatback is not pressing the child restraint into the seat cushion. If this hap- pens, slightly recline the vehicle’s seatback and adjust the seat cushion if possible.
WARNING Stowing of articles under the passen- ger’s seat or between the passen- ger’s seat cushion and seatback may interfere with the proper operation of the passenger sensing system. Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle Airbags affect how your vehicle should be serviced.
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS CAUTION If you damage the covering for the driver’s or the right front passenger’s airbag, or the side impact airbag cov- ering on the ceiling near the side win- dows, the airbag may not work properly. You may have to replace the airbag module in the steering wheel, both the airbag module and the instrument panel for the right front...
FEATURES AND CONTROLS FEATURES AND CONTROLS Keys ... 2-1 Doors and Locks ... 2-5 Windows ... 2-8 Theft-Deterrent Systems ... 2-9 Daily Inspection Checklist ... 2-11 Starting and Operating Your Vehicle ... 2-12 Mirrors ... 2-20 Storage Areas ... 2-21 Sunroof ...
FEATURES AND CONTROLS Keys WARNING Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons, children or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehi- cle move.
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation The vehicle’s doors can be locked and unlocked from about 3 feet (1 m) up to 65 feet (20 m) away with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. If your vehicle has the remote start feature you can also start your vehicle with the RKE transmitter.
FEATURES AND CONTROLS transmitter will disarm the content theft- deterrent system. Refer to “Content Theft- Deterrent” in this section. (Vehicle Locator/Panic Alarm): Press and release this button to locate your vehicle. The turn signal lamps will flash and the horn will sound three times. Press and hold this button for more than two seconds to activate the panic alarm.
Remote Vehicle Start Your vehicle may have the remote start feature. This feature allows you to start the engine from outside the vehicle. Refer to “REMOTE START” under “DIC Vehicle Personalization” in “Driver Information Center (DIC)” in the “Instrument Panel” section for instructions on how to enable and disable this feature.
FEATURES AND CONTROLS The remote vehicle start feature will not operate if: • The vehicle’s key is in the ignition. • The vehicle’s hood, liftgate or doors are not closed. • The hazard warning flashers are on. • There is an emission control system malfunction.
Delayed Locking A chime will sound three times to indicate a door or liftgate is open when you try to lock the doors with the remote keyless entry (RKE) transmitter or the power door lock switch. The doors will not lock, and the theft-deterrent system will not arm until all the doors are closed and ten seconds have passed.
FEATURES AND CONTROLS Liftgate WARNING It can be dangerous to drive with the liftgate or liftglass open because car- bon monoxide (CO) gas can come into your vehicle. You cannot see or smell CO. It can cause unconscious- ness and even death. If you must drive with the liftgate open or if elec- trical wiring or other cable connec- tions must pass through the seal...
Windows WARNING Leaving children, helpless adults, or pets in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. They can be overcome by the extreme heat and suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially with the win- dows closed in warm or hot weather.
FEATURES AND CONTROLS will go all the way down. To stop the win- dow from lowering, lift the switch all the way up and release it. Window Lockout The driver’s window switches also include a lockout switch. Press the left side of the switch to prevent rear passengers from using their window switches.
® PASS-Key III+ ® The PASS-Key III+ system operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal Com- munications Commission (FCC) Rules and with Industry Canada. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the fol- lowing two conditions: 1) This device may not cause harmful interference.
FEATURES AND CONTROLS If you are driving and the security light comes on and stays on, you may be able to restart your engine. Your PASS-Key III+ system, however, may not be working properly and must be serviced by your dealer.
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle New Vehicle Break-In CAUTION Your vehicle does not need an elabo- rate break-in. But it will perform bet- ter in the long run if you follow these guidelines: • Do not drive at any one constant speed, fast or slow, for the first 500 miles (805 km).
FEATURES AND CONTROLS tion and park your vehicle, a chime will sound, when you open the driver’s door. Always remember to remove your key from the ignition and take it with you. This will lock your ignition and transaxle. Also, always remember to lock the doors.
the oil warms up and lubricates all mov- ing parts. CAUTION Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with your dealer.
FEATURES AND CONTROLS started because the vehicle cannot move easily. WARNING It is dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Do not leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to.
Downshifting the transaxle in slippery road conditions could result in skidding, refer to “Loss of Control” in “Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle” in the “Driving Your Vehicle” section. CAUTION Spinning the tires or holding the vehicle in one place on a hill using only the accelerator pedal may dam- age the transaxle.
FEATURES AND CONTROLS SECOND (2) Gear Start Feature CAUTION If you attempt a third gear start while trailering or towing a heavy load, you will notice reduced engine power. This could overheat and damage your transaxle. Do not attempt a third gear start while trailering or towing your vehicle.
4) Remove the key and take it with you. If you can leave your vehicle with the igni- tion key in your hand, your vehicle is in PARK (P). Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running WARNING It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running.
FEATURES AND CONTROLS Engine Exhaust WARNING Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you cannot see or smell. It can cause unconsciousness and death. You might have exhaust coming in if: • The exhaust system sounds strange or different.
Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror To adjust the angle of the mirror, move the mirror to a position that allows you see to out of the back window. To adjust the height of the mirror, adjust the arm that connects the mirror to the windshield. To reduce glare from lights behind you, move the lever toward you to the night position.
FEATURES AND CONTROLS ZONE is displayed. The number shown is the current zone number. 3) Scroll through the zone numbers that appear in the compass/temperature window on the mirror by pressing the on/off button. Once you find your zone number, release the button. After about four seconds, the mirror will return to the compass display, and the new zone number will be set.
Center Console Storage Area Your vehicle has a center console armrest with storage area. Use the top lever on the front of the console to open it. There is an additional storage area underneath the center console. To access, use the bottom lever and pull the console up.
FEATURES AND CONTROLS 1767348 To reposition the crossrail, pull up on the end levers on each side of the crossrail to the upright position. This will release the locking mechanism from the siderail. Lift and place the crossrail into the new posi- tion.
Sunroof If your vehicle has this feature, the sunroof switch is located on the headliner above the rearview mirror. The ignition must be in RUN or ACC, or Retained Accessory Power (RAP) must be active, to operate the sunroof. Refer to “Retained Accessory Power (RAP)”...
The main components of your instrument panel are the following: A. Air Outlets. Refer to “Outlet Adjust- ment” in this section. B. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever. Refer to “Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever” in this section. C. Cruise Controls. Refer to “Cruise Control” in this section. D.
INSTRUMENT PANEL Hazard Warning Flashers The hazard warning flashers let you warn the police and others that you have a prob- lem. The front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. 1223926 The hazard warning flasher button is located in the center of the instrument panel.
To signal a turn, move the lever all the way up or down. When the turn is finished, the lever will return automatically. 808320 An arrow on the instrument panel cluster will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change.
INSTRUMENT PANEL (Delay Adjustment): Move the lever to the delay position to choose a delayed wiping cycle. Turn the intermittent adjust band down for a longer delay or up for a shorter delay. (Off): Move the lever to this position to turn off the windshield wipers.
1541871 The cruise control buttons are located on the left side of the steering wheel. (On/Off): Press this button to turn the cruise control system on and off. The indicator light is on when cruise control is on and turns off when cruise control is off.
INSTRUMENT PANEL the vehicle’s speed for approximately 60 seconds, cruise control will disengage. Using Cruise Control on Hills How well your cruise control will work on hills depends upon your speed, load, and the steepness of the hills. When going up steep hills, you may have to step on the accelerator pedal to maintain your vehi- cle’s speed.
When it is bright enough outside, the head- lamps will go off and the DRL will come on. As with any vehicle, you should turn on the regular headlamp system when you need Automatic Headlamp System When it is dark enough outside and the exterior lamps control is in the automatic position, the headlamps will come on auto- matically.
INSTRUMENT PANEL your vehicle will come on when any door is opened. In addition, the light will come on when the remote keyless entry unlock but- ton is pressed. It will stay on for 20 sec- onds or until a door is opened. After the door is opened the light will remain on and stay on for 20 seconds after the doors are closed, or until you put the key in the igni-...
Power (RAP)” in “Starting and Operating Your Vehicle” in the “Features and Con- trols” section. Accessory Power Outlet(s) The accessory power outlets can be used to connect electrical equipment such as a cellular phone or CB radio. Your vehicle may have four accessory power outlets.
INSTRUMENT PANEL Automatic Climate Control System with Rear Air Conditioning and Heating Sys- 1732674 Automatic Operation AUTO (Automatic Fan): When this position is selected on the fan control, the system automatically adjusts the fan speed. Temperature Setting: The system uses the outside temperature, passenger compartment air temperature, and solar load sensors to maintain the chosen temperature setting.
The modes can also be selected by press- ing the following buttons: AUX (Auxiliary): This button is on a vehicle that has the Rear Climate Control System. Press it to turn on the rear heating and air condition- ing. Refer to “Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System”...
• Do not use any non-SUZUKI approved hood deflectors that could adversely affect the performance of the system. • Keep the path under the front seats clear of objects to help circulate the air inside of your vehicle more effectively.
Mode Knob The right knob on the control panel lets you to choose the direction of air delivery. (Vent): This setting directs the air through the headliner outlets. (Bi-Level): This setting directs the air through the floor outlets, as well as the headliner outlets. The rear system floor outlets are located near third row seats.
INSTRUMENT PANEL Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators This part describes the warning lights and gages that may be on your vehicle. The pictures will help you locate them. Warning lights and gages can signal that something is wrong before it becomes seri- ous enough to cause an expensive repair or replacement.
Tachometer The tachometer shows your engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). CAUTION If you operate the engine with the tachometer in the solid red area, your vehicle could be damaged. The dam- ages would not be covered by your warranty.
INSTRUMENT PANEL WARNING If the airbag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle, it means the airbag system may not be work- ing properly. The airbags in your vehicle may not inflate in a crash, or they could even inflate without a crash.
WARNING Even though the passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the passenger’s frontal airbag if the sys- detects rear-facing child restraint, no system is fail-safe, and no one can guarantee that an airbag will not deploy under some unusual circumstance, even though it is turned off.
INSTRUMENT PANEL Battery Warning Light 812700 Your vehicle has a battery warning light. If this light comes on while you are driving, be sure to turn off accessories such as the radio and climate control system. Have your vehicle serviced right away. The SER- VICE BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM message may also appear in the Driver Information Center.
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light 807057 With the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), the light will come on when your engine is started and stay on for several seconds. This is normal. If the ABS warning light comes on and stays on, there may be a problem with the anti-lock portion of the brake system.
INSTRUMENT PANEL This light will also come on when starting your vehicle. If it does not, have your vehi- cle serviced. Engine Coolant Temperature Gage 1716501 This gage shows the engine coolant tem- perature. If the pointer moves towards the H, the engine is too hot.
CAUTION If you keep driving your vehicle with this light on, after awhile, the emis- sion controls might not work as well, your vehicle’s fuel economy might not be as good, and the engine might not run as smoothly. This could lead to costly repairs that might not be covered by your warranty.
INSTRUMENT PANEL acceleration, or stumbling on acceleration. (These conditions may go away once the engine is warmed up.) This will be detected by the system and cause the light to turn on. If you experience one or more of these conditions, change the fuel brand you use.
INSTRUMENT PANEL Highbeam On Light 808597 This light comes on when the high-beam headlamps are in use. Refer “Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer” in this section. Service All-Wheel Drive Light 1710820 This light is located in the center of your instrument panel cluster. This light and the SERVICE ALL WHEEL DRIVE message in the Driver Information Center (DIC) will come on and stay on to...
Service Vehicle Soon Light 1254434 This light will come on if a condition exists that may require the vehicle to be taken in for service. If the light comes on, see your dealer for service as soon as possible. Fuel Gage 1716499 When the ignition is on, the fuel gage tells you about how much fuel you have left in...
INSTRUMENT PANEL Driver Information Center (DIC) Your vehicle has a Driver Information Cen- ter (DIC). All messages will appear in the DIC display located in the center of the instrument panel cluster. The DIC buttons are located on the center of the instrument panel. The DIC comes on when the ignition is on.
Trip/Fuel Menu Items Trip/Fuel (1): Press this button to scroll through the fol- lowing displays: ODOMETER Press the trip/fuel button until ODOMETER displays. This display shows the distance the vehicle has been driven in either miles (mi) or kilometers (km). This display will also show the outside air temperature in either degrees Fahrenheit (°F) or degrees Celsius (°C).
INSTRUMENT PANEL Vehicle Information Menu Items Vehicle Information (2): Press this button to scroll through the fol- lowing displays: OIL LIFE Press the vehicle information button until OIL LIFE REMAINING displays. This dis- play shows an estimate of the oil’s remain- ing useful life.
RELEARN REMOTE KEY This display allows you to match the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to your vehicle. To match a RKE transmitter to your vehicle, do the following: 1) Make sure the vehicle is in PARK (P). 2) Press the vehicle information button until PRESS RELEARN...
INSTRUMENT PANEL enabled. If the passenger’s safety belt is already buckled, this message and chime will not come on. BUCKLE SEATBELT This message reminds you to buckle the driver’s safety belt. This message displays and a chime sounds when the ignition is on, the driver’s safety belt is unbuckled, and the vehicle is in motion.
ENGINE OVERHEATD (Overheated) STOP ENGINE NOTE: If you drive your vehicle while the engine is overheating, severe engine damage may occur. If an overheat warning appears on the instrument panel cluster and/or DIC, stop the vehicle as soon as possible. Refer to “Engine Overheating”...
INSTRUMENT PANEL REMOTE KEY LEARNING ACTIVE This message displays while you are matching a Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to your vehicle. Refer to “LEARN REMOTE KEY” under “DIC Oper- ation and Displays” in this section for more information. SERVICE A/C (Air Conditioning) SYS- This message displays when there is a problem detected in the air conditioning system.
stays on, there may be a problem with the TPM. See your dealer. SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL This message displays when the Traction Control System (TCS) is not functioning properly. A warning light also appears on the instrument panel cluster. Refer to “Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light”...
INSTRUMENT PANEL • The TCS is turned off by pressing the traction control button. Refer to “Traction Control System (TCS)” in “Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle” in the “Driv- ing Your Vehicle” section for more infor- mation. • The battery is low. •...
• NO CHANGE: No change will be made to this feature. The current setting will remain. Choose one of the available settings and press the set/reset button while it is dis- played on the DIC to select it. AUTO LOCK This feature allows you to select when the vehicle’s doors will automatically lock.
INSTRUMENT PANEL press the lock button on the RKE trans- mitter, and the horn will sound when the lock button is pressed again within five seconds of the previous command. • NO CHANGE: No change will be made to this feature. The current setting will remain.
Choose one of the available settings and press the set/reset button while it is dis- played on the DIC to select it. APPROACH LIGHTING This feature allows you to select whether or not to have the exterior lights turn on briefly during low light periods after unlock- ing the vehicle using the RKE transmitter.
INSTRUMENT PANEL • DO NOT RESTORE: The personalization features will not be set to their factory default settings. Choose one of the available settings and press the set/reset button while it is dis- played on the DIC to select it. EXIT FEATURE SETTINGS This feature allows you to exit the feature settings menu.
Your vehicle has a feature called Retained Accessory Power (RAP). With RAP, the audio system can be played even after the ignition is turned off. Refer to “Retained Accessory Power (RAP)” in “Starting and Operating Your Vehicle” in the “Features and Controls”...
INSTRUMENT PANEL Radio with CD (Base) 1546915 Playing the Radio (Power/Volume): Press this knob to turn the system on and off. Turn this knob clockwise or counterclock- wise to increase or decrease the volume. The radio remembers the previous volume setting whenever the radio is turned on.
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade) BAL/FADE (Balance/Fade): To adjust the balance or fade, press this button or the tune knob until the desired speaker control label appears on the dis- play. Turn the tune knob clockwise or coun- terclockwise to adjust the setting. You can also adjust the setting by pressing either the SEEK, FWD, or REV buttons.
INSTRUMENT PANEL arrow is held or pressed multiple times, the player continues moving backward or for- ward through the CD. REV (Reverse): Press and hold this button to reverse play- back quickly within a track. You will hear sound at a reduced volume. Release this pushbutton to resume playing the track.
nected, press the radio CD/AUX button to begin playing audio from the device over the vehicle speakers. (Power/Volume): Turn this knob clockwise or counterclock- wise to increase or decrease the volume of the portable player. You may need to do additional volume adjustments from the portable device if the volume does not go loud or soft enough.
INSTRUMENT PANEL 2) Press the MENU button to display the radio setup menu. 3) Press the pushbutton under the AUTO VOLUM label on the radio display. 4) Press the pushbutton under the desired Speed Compensated Volume setting (OFF, Low, Med, or High) to select the level of radio volume compensation.
Setting the Tone (Bass/Midrange/Treble) BASS/MID/TREB (Bass, Midrange, or Treble): To adjust bass, midrange, or treble, press the tune knob until the tone control labels appear on the display. Continue pressing to highlight the desired label, or press the pushbutton positioned under the desired label.
INSTRUMENT PANEL Removed categories can be restored by pressing the pushbutton under the Add label when a removed category is dis- played or by pressing the pushbutton under the Restore All label. The radio does not allow you to remove or add categories while the vehicle is moving faster than 5 mph (8 km/h).
SEEK Press the left SEEK arrow to go to the start of the current track, if more than ten sec- onds have played. Press the right SEEK arrow to go to the next track. If either SEEK arrow is held, or pressed multiple times, the player continues moving backward or forward through the tracks on the CD.
INSTRUMENT PANEL To use a portable audio player, connect a 3.5 mm (1/8 inch) cable to the radio’s front auxiliary input jack. When a device is con- nected, press the radio CD/AUX button to begin playing audio from the device over the vehicle speakers.
Playing the Radio (Power/Volume): Press this knob to turn the system on and off. Turn this knob clockwise or counterclock- wise to increase or decrease the volume. Speed Compensated Volume (SCV): The radio has Speed Compensated Vol- ume (SCV). While SCV is on, the radio vol- ume automatically adjusts to compensate for road and wind noise as driving speed changes.
INSTRUMENT PANEL 4) Repeat the steps for each pushbutton radio station you want stored as a favor- ite. The number of favorites pages can be setup using the MENU button. To setup the number of favorites pages, perform the fol- lowing steps: 1) Press the MENU button to display the radio setup menu.
Finding a Category (CAT) Station CAT (Category): The CAT button is used to find XM tions when the radio is in the XM mode. To find XM channels within a desired category, perform the following: 1) Press the BAND button until the XM™ frequency displays.
INSTRUMENT PANEL of recording, the quality of the music that has been recorded, and the way the CD-R has been handled. There can be an increase in skipping, difficulty in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur, check the bottom surface of the CD.
BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a CD or DVD is playing. The CD or DVD remains inside the radio for future listening or for viewing entertainment. DVD/CD AUX (Auxiliary): Press this button to cycle through DVD, CD, or Auxiliary when listening to the radio.
INSTRUMENT PANEL Using the DVD Player The DVD player is controlled by the but- tons on the remote control or by the but- tons on the radio faceplate. Refer to “Remote Control”, under “Rear Seat Enter- tainment System” in this section for more information.
(Eject): Press this button to eject a CD or DVD. If a CD or DVD is ejected, but not removed, the player automatically pulls it back in after 15 seconds. If loading and reading of a CD cannot be completed, because of an unknown for- mat, etc., and the disc fails to eject, press and hold the CD eject button for more than five seconds to force the disc to eject.
INSTRUMENT PANEL There is not any type of notification for the customer to see through the radio display, but VSM has a text field that shows audio stream changing. Inserting a Disc To play a disc, gently insert the disc, with the label side up, into the loading slot.
To listen to a device through the rear auxil- iary input over the speakers, cycle the DVD/CD Aux button on the radio faceplate until “Rear Aux Input” displays on the radio. The RSA or DVD Screen must be on in order for the radio to source to rear auxil- iary.
INSTRUMENT PANEL You can change playlists by using the pre- vious and next folder buttons, the tuner knob, or the seek buttons. You can also play an MP3 CD-R that was recorded using no file folders. If a CD-R contains more than the maximum of 50 folders, 15 playlists, and 512 folders and files, the player lets you access and navigate up to...
If playing a CD-R, the sound quality may be reduced due to CD-R quality, the method of recording, the quality of the music that has been recorded, and the way the CD-R has been handled. There may be an increase in skipping, difficulty in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting.
INSTRUMENT PANEL depending on the number of MP3 files recorded to the CD-R. The radio may begin playing while it is scanning the disc in the background. When the scan is fin- ished, the CD-R begins playing again. Once the disc has been scanned, the player defaults to playing MP3 files in order by artist.
length of the file, folder, or playlist name. Long names also take up more space on the display, potentially getting cut off. • Finalize the audio disc before you burn it. Trying to add music to an existing disc may cause the disc not to function in the player.
INSTRUMENT PANEL As each new track starts to play, the track number and song title displays. The CD player can play the smaller 3 inch (8 cm) single CD-Rs with an adapter ring. Full-size CD-Rs and the smaller CD-Rs are loaded in the same manner. If playing a CD-R, the sound quality can be reduced due to CD-R quality, the method of recording, the quality of the music that...
button to resume playing the file. The elapsed time of the file displays. RDM (Random): With the random setting, MP3 files on the CD-R can be listened to in random, rather than sequential order. To play MP3 files from the CD-R you are listening to in ran- dom order, press the pushbutton posi- tioned under the RDM label until Random Current Disc displays.
INSTRUMENT PANEL XM Radio Messages Radio Display Message XL on the radio display, after the (Explicit Language Channels) channel name, indicates content with explicit language. XM Updating Updating encryption code No XM Signal Loss of signal Loading XM Acquiring channel audio (after four second delay) Channel Off Air Channel not in service...
Radio Display Message CAT Not Found No channel available for the chosen category XM Theft Locked Theft lock active XM Radio ID Radio ID label (channel 0) Unknown Radio ID not known (should only be if hardware failure) Check XM Receivr Hardware failure XM Not Available Not Available...
INSTRUMENT PANEL Navigation/Radio System Your vehicle may have a navigation radio system. The navigation radio system has built-in features intended to minimize driver dis- traction. Technology alone, no matter how advanced, can never replace your own judgment. For complete information on your navigation radio system, including tips on helping to reduce distractions while driving, see the Navigation System Man-...
Push the power button to turn on the head- phones. An indicator light located on the headphones will illuminate. If the light does not illuminate, the batteries may need to be replaced. See “Battery Replacement” later in this section for more information. Switch the headphones to Off when not in use.
INSTRUMENT PANEL Power for auxiliary devices is not supplied by the radio system. To use the auxiliary inputs of the RSE sys- tem, connect an external auxiliary device to the color-coded A/V jacks and turn both the auxiliary device and the video screen power on.
Remote Control To use the remote control, aim it at the transmitter window at the rear of the RSE overhead console and press the desired button. Direct sunlight or very bright light may affect the ability of the RSE transmit- ter to receive signals from the remote con- trol.
INSTRUMENT PANEL tinue playing in a slow play mode. You may also, depending on the radio, perform reverse slow play by pressing the pause button and then pressing the fast reverse button. To cancel slow play mode, press the play/pause button. (Previous Track/Chapter): Press this button to return to the start of the current track or chapter.
Problem No power. The picture does not fill the screen. There are black borders on the top and bottom or on both sides or it looks stretched out. In auxiliary mode, the picture moves or scrolls. The remote control does not work. After stopping the player, I push Play but sometimes the DVD starts where I left off and sometimes at the beginning.
INSTRUMENT PANEL DVD Display Error Messages The DVD display error message depends on which radio you have. The video screen may display one of the following: Disc Load/Eject Error: This message is displayed when there are disc load or eject problems. Disc Format Error: This message will be displayed, if the disc is inserted with the disc label wrong side...
(Seek): Press the seek arrow to go to the next radio station while in AM, FM, or XM (if equipped). Press this button to go to the next track or chapter while sourced to the CD/DVD slot. Radio Reception Satellite Radio Service Satellite Radio Service gives digital radio reception from coast-to-coast in the 48 contiguous United States, and in Can-...
DRIVING YOUR VEHICLE Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle Defensive Driving The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. Refer to “Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone” in “Safety Belts”...
many might think. Although it depends on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends upon four things: • The amount of alcohol consumed • The drinker’s body weight •...
That means you can lose con- trol of your vehicle. Adding non-Suzuki accessories can affect your vehicle’s performance. Refer to “Accessories and Modifications” in “Ser- vice” in the “Service and Appearance Care”...
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Your vehicle has the Anti-Lock Brake Sys- tem (ABS), an advanced electronic braking system that will help prevent a braking skid. When you start the engine and begin to drive away, ABS will check itself. You may hear a momentary motor or clicking noise while this test is going on, and you may even notice that the brake pedal moves a...
If the light does not come on, you may not have traction control and your vehicle should be serviced by a dealer. Adding non-SUZUKI accessories affect your vehicle’s performance. Refer to “Accessories and Modifications” in “Ser- vice” in the “Service and Appearance Care”...
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System If your vehicle has all-wheel drive (AWD), the AWD system operates automatically without any action required by the driver. If the front drive wheels begin to slip, the rear wheels will automatically begin to drive the vehicle as required.
Wait to accelerate until you are out of the curve, and then accelerate gently into the straightaway. Adding non-Suzuki accessories can affect your vehicle’s performance. Refer to “Accessories and Modifications” in “Ser- vice” in the “Service and Appearance Care”...
into the right lane again. A simple maneu- ver? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane highway is a potentially dan- gerous move, since the passing vehicle occupies the same lane as oncoming traf- fic for several seconds. A miscalculation, an error in judgment, or a brief surrender to frustration or anger can suddenly put the passing driver face to face with the worst of...
DRIVING YOUR VEHICLE acceleration skid, too much throttle causes the driving wheels to spin. A cornering skid is best handled by easing your foot off the accelerator pedal. Remember: Any traction control system helps avoid only the acceleration skid. If your traction system is off, then an acceler- ation skid is also best handled by easing your foot off the accelerator pedal.
build up a film caused by dust. Dirty glass makes lights dazzle and flash more than clean glass would, making the pupils of your eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that the headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are in a turn or curve.
DRIVING YOUR VEHICLE Driving Through Deep Standing Water CAUTION If you drive too quickly through deep puddles or standing water, water can come in through the engine’s air intake and badly damage the engine. Never drive through water that is slightly lower than the underbody of your vehicle.
The most important advice on freeway driving is: Keep up with traffic and keep to the right. Drive at the same speed most of the other drivers are driving. Too-fast or too-slow driving breaks a smooth traffic flow. Treat the left lane on a freeway as a passing lane.
DRIVING YOUR VEHICLE does, your vehicle can leave the road in less than a second, and you could crash and be injured. What can you do about highway hypnosis? First, be aware that it can happen. Then here are some tips: •...
DRIVING YOUR VEHICLE vehicle has a traction system, you will want to slow down and adjust your driving to the road conditions. Under certain conditions, you may want to turn the traction system off, such as when driving through deep snow and loose gravel, to help maintain vehicle motion at lower speeds.
able from the cold. But do it as little as pos- sible. Preserve the fuel as long as you can. To help keep warm, you can get out of the vehicle and do some fairly vigorous exer- cises every half hour or so until help comes.
DRIVING YOUR VEHICLE Tire and Loading Information Label Label Example 1556694 A vehicle specific Tire and Loading Infor- mation label is attached to the vehicle’s center pillar (B-pillar). With the driver’s door open, you will find the label attached below the door lock post (striker). The tire and loading information label lists the num- ber of occupant seating positions (A), and the maximum vehicle capacity weight (B)
Example 1 1273153 Item Descripion Total Maximum Vehicle 1000 lbs Capacity Weight for (453 kg) Example 1 = Subtract Occupant 300 lbs Weight 150 lbs (68 (136 kg) kg) x 2 = Available Occupant 700 lbs and Cargo Weight = (317 kg) Example 2 1273154...
DRIVING YOUR VEHICLE Certification Label 52D059 A vehicle specific Certification/Tire label is found on the rear edge of the driver’s door. The label shows the size of your original tires and the inflation pressures needed to obtain the gross weight capacity of your vehicle.
Towing Towing Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional tow- ing service if you need to have your dis- abled vehicle towed. If you want to tow your vehicle behind another vehicle for recreational purposes (such as behind a motorhome), refer to “Recreational Vehicle Towing”...
DRIVING YOUR VEHICLE the ground. It can be towed with car carrier equipment. Level Control Your vehicle may have this feature. This self-adjusting type of level control is fully automatic and will provide a better leveled riding position as well as better handling under a variety of passenger and loading conditions.
Three important considerations have to do with weight: • Weight of the trailer • Weight of the trailer tongue • Weight on your vehicle’s tires Weight of the Trailer How heavy can a trailer safely be? Your vehicle can tow up to 2,900 lbs (1300 kg) with up to five occupants or up to 3,500 lbs (1575 kg) with up to two occupants.
DRIVING YOUR VEHICLE • Will you have to make any holes in the body of your vehicle when you install a trailer hitch? If you do, remember to seal the holes when you remove the hitch. If you do not seal them, deadly carbon monoxide (CO) from your exhaust can get into your vehicle.
your rig. Acquaint yourself with the feel of handling and braking with the added weight of the trailer. And always keep in mind that the vehicle you are driving is now a good deal longer and not nearly as responsive as your vehicle is by itself. Before you start, check all trailer hitch parts and attachments, safety chains, elec- trical connector, lamps, tires and mirror...
DRIVING YOUR VEHICLE 4) Reapply the regular brakes. Then apply your parking brake, and then shift to PARK (P). 5) Release the regular brakes. When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill 1) Apply your regular brakes and hold the pedal down while you do the following: 1.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE Service ... 5-1 Fuel ... 5-2 Checking Things Under the Hood ... 5-5 All-Wheel Drive ... 5-22 Bulb Replacement ... 5-23 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ... 5-25 Tires ... 5-26 Appearance Care ... 5-48 Vehicle Identification ...
Suzuki accessories are designed to com- plement and function with other systems on your vehicle. Your Suzuki dealer can accessorize your vehicle using genuine Suzuki accessories. When you go to your Suzuki dealer and ask for Suzuki accesso-...
Fuel Use of the recommended fuel is an impor- tant part of the proper maintenance of your vehicle. To help keep the engine clean and maintain optimum vehicle performance, we recommend the use of gasoline advertised as TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline. Gasoline Octane Use regular unleaded gasoline with a posted octane rating of 87 or higher.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE CAUTION Your vehicle was not designed for fuel that contains methanol. Do not use fuel containing methanol. It can corrode metal parts in the fuel sys- tem and also damage plastic and rub- ber parts. That damage would not be covered under your warranty.
Be careful not to spill fuel. Do not top off or overfill the tank and wait a few seconds after you have finished pumping before removing the nozzle. Clean fuel from painted surfaces as soon as possible. Refer to “Washing Your Vehicle” in this section.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE Checking Things Under the Hood WARNING An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands, clothing, and tools away from any underhood electric fan. WARNING Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire.
Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood, here is what you will see: A. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter. Refer to “Engine Air Cleaner/Filter” in this section. B. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir (Out of View). Refer to “Power Steering Fluid” in this section. C.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE Engine Oil Checking Engine Oil It is a good idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground. The engine oil dipstick handle is a yellow loop.
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Recommended SAE viscosity grade engine oils HOT WEATHER LOOK FOR THIS SYMBOL AND STANDARD GM6094M SAE 5W-30 DO NOT USE SAE 10W-40, SAE 20W-50 OR ANY OTHER VISCOSITY GRADE OIL NOT RECOMMENDED COLD WEATHER 1506679 Look for two things: •...
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE system to work properly, you must reset the system every time the oil is changed. When the system has calculated that oil life has been diminished, it will indicate that an oil change is necessary. A change engine oil light and a CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message will come on.
To inspect or replace the engine air cleaner/filter, do the following: 1) Turn off the engine. 1733570 2) Disconnect the air flow sensor electrical connector. 3) Loosen the screws on the clamps hold- ing the air outlet duct in place. Do not pry the clamps off.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE Fluids and Lubricants” in “Maintenance Schedule” in the “Maintenance Schedule” section. CAUTION Use of the incorrect automatic tran- saxle fluid may damage your vehicle, and the damages may not be covered by your warranty. Always use the automatic transaxle fluid listed in “Recommended Fluids and Lubri- cants”...
If you have to add coolant more than four times a year, have your dealer check your cooling system. CAUTION If you use extra inhibitors and/or additives in your vehicle’s cooling system, you could damage your vehi- cle. Use only the proper mixture of the engine coolant listed in this man- ual for the cooling system.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE CAUTION If your engine catches fire because you keep driving with no coolant, your vehicle can be badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be cov- ered by your warranty. Refer to “Overheated Engine Protection Oper- ating Mode”...
C. Pressure Cap WARNING An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing, and tools away from any underhood electric fan. If the coolant inside the coolant recovery tank is boiling, do not do anything else until it cools down.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE WARNING You can be burned if you spill cool- ant on hot engine parts. Coolant con- tains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. When the coolant level in the coolant recovery tank is at the cold fill line, start the vehicle.
6) Reinstall the coolant recovery tank cap and the pressure cap. 7) If the coolant in the recovery tank is constantly low, you should have your dealership service department inspect the vehicle for leaks. Power Steering Fluid 812554 Refer to “Engine Compartment Overview” in this section for reservoir location.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE CAUTION • When using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for adding water. • Do not mix water with ready-to-use washer fluid. Water can cause the solution to freeze and damage your washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system.
WARNING With the wrong kind of fluid in the brake system, the brakes may not work well, or they may not even work at all. This could cause a crash. Always use the proper brake fluid. CAUTION • Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE For battery replacement, see your dealer or the service manual. WARNING Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
3) Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Unplug unnecessary accessories plugged into the cigarette lighter or the accessory power outlets. Turn off the radio and all lamps that are not needed. This will avoid sparks and help save both batteries. And it could save the radio! 4) Open the hood on the other vehicle and locate the positive (+) and negative (–)
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE Do not connect positive (+) to negative (–), or you will get a short that would damage the battery and maybe other parts too. And do not connect the nega- tive (–) cable to the negative (–) termi- nal on the dead battery because this can cause sparks.
To disconnect the jumper cables from both vehicles, do the following: 1) Disconnect the black negative (–) cable from the vehicle that had the dead bat- tery. 2) Disconnect the black negative (–) cable from the vehicle with the good battery. 3) Disconnect the red positive (+) cable from the vehicle with the good battery.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE How to Check Lubricant AWD Differential Case 1716440 A. Fill Plug B. Drain Plug To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level surface. If the level is below the bottom of the filler plug hole, you’ll need to add some lubri- cant.
1802297 2) Remove the taillamp screw covers. 3) Remove the taillamp screws. 4) Pull the taillamp assembly towards you. 5) Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise to disconnect it from the taillamp assembly. 6) Pull the bulb out of the bulb socket. 7) Push the new bulb into the bulb socket.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Windshield wiper blades should inspected for wear or cracking. Refer to “Scheduled Maintenance” “Mainte- nance Schedule” in the “Maintenance Schedule” section for more information. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. For proper type and length, refer to “Nor- mal Maintenance Replacement Parts”...
If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Suzuki Warranty booklet for details. For additional information refer to the tire manufacturer’s booklet included with your vehicle.
G. TPC Spec (Tire Performance Criteria Specification): Original equipment tires designed to SUZUKI’s specific tire performance criteria have a TPC specification code molded onto the sidewall. SUZUKI’s TPC specifications meet or exceed all federal safety guidelines. Tire Size The following illustration shows an exam- ple of a typical passenger vehicle tire size.
C. Aspect Ratio: A two-digit number that indicates the tire height-to-width measurements. For example, if the tire size aspect ratio is 60, as shown in item C of the illustration, it would mean that the tire’s sidewall is 60 percent as high as it is wide.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle” in the “Driving Your Vehicle” section. Intended Outboard Sidewall: The side of an asymmetrical tire, that must always face outward when mounted on a vehicle. Kilopascal (kPa): The metric unit for air pressure. Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire: A tire used on light duty trucks and some multipurpose passenger vehicles.
Vehicle Maximum Load on the Tire: Load on an individual tire due to curb weight, accessory weight, occupant weight, and cargo weight. Vehicle Placard: A label permanently attached to a vehicle showing the vehicle’s capacity weight and the original equipment tire size and recom- mended inflation pressure.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE If you overfill the tire, release air by push- ing on the metal stem in the center of the tire valve. Re-check the tire pressure with the tire gage. Be sure to put the valve caps back on the valve stems.
TPMS sensors, the error message will be displayed. Once you re-install the TPMS sensors, the error message should go off. See your SUZUKI dealer for service if all TPMS sensors are installed and the error message comes on and stays on.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE The TPMS system is ready for the sen- sor matching process to begin. 5) Start with the driver side front tire. 6) Remove the valve cap from the tire’s valve stem. Activate the TPMS sensor by increasing or decreasing the tire’s air pressure for five seconds, or until a horn chirp sounds.
Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC spec) system rating. If you need replacement tires, Suzuki strongly recommends that you get tires with the same TPC Spec rating. This way, your vehicle will continue to have tires that are designed to give the same perfor- mance and vehicle safety, during normal use, as the original tires.
You may increase the chance that you will crash and suffer serious injury. Only use Suzuki specific wheel and tire systems developed for your vehicle, and have them properly installed by a Suzuki certified technician.
deep tread, winter-type snow tires, space- saver, or temporary use spare tires, tires with nominal rim diameters of 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm), or, to some limited- production tires. While the tires available may vary with respect to these grades, they must also conform to federal safety requirements.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE Wheel Replacement Replace any wheel that is bent, cracked, or badly rusted or corroded. If wheel nuts keep coming loose, the wheel, wheel bolts, and wheel nuts should be replaced. If the wheel leaks air, replace it (except some aluminum wheels, which can sometimes be repaired).
If a front tire fails, the flat tire will create a drag that pulls the vehicle toward that side. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly. Steer to maintain lane position, and then gently brake to a stop well out of the traffic lane.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE 1399885 2) Remove the wing-bolt on the jack and then remove it. 3) Remove the hook and loop fastener straps holding the bag containing the wheel wrench. Remove the wheel wrench from the bag. The following instructions explain how to remove the underbody-mounted spare underneath your vehicle.
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 809981 1) Use the wheel wrench to loosen all the wheel nuts. Do not remove them yet. 2) Attach the wheel wrench to the jack bolt head and rotate the wheel wrench clockwise.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE 5) Put the compact spare tire near the flat tire. WARNING Getting under a vehicle when it is jacked up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips off the jack you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack.
This could lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new SUZUKI original equipment wheel nuts. Stop somewhere as soon as you can and have the nuts tight- ened with a torque wrench to the proper torque specification.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE Secondary Latch System Your vehicle has an underbody mounted tire hoist assembly equipped with a sec- ondary latch system. It is designed to stop the compact spare tire from suddenly fall- ing off your vehicle if the cable holding the spare tire is damaged.
806548 8) Grasp the spare tire with both hands and pull it out from under the vehicle. 9) Reach under the vehicle and remove the wheel wrench and jack. 1613524 10)Tilt the retainer and slip it through the wheel opening when the spare tire has been completely lowered.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE Follow this diagram to store the under- body-mounted spare tire. 1218662 A. Wheel Wrench B. Hoist Shaft C. Secondary Retainer D. Spare Tire (Valve Stem Pointed Down) 5-45 1) Put the tire (D) on the ground at the rear of the vehicle.
To store the tools, do the following: 1) Place the wheel wrench into the bag. 2) Use the hook and loop fastener straps to secure the bag to the fully collapsed jack. 1399885 3) Install the jack in the right side panel of cargo area and secure with the wing bolt.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE 7) Pull on the cable to make sure it is secure. 1829968 8) Make sure the metal tube is center at the striker. Push the tube towards the front of the vehicle. 9) Close the liftgate. 10)If your vehicle has Third Row Seating, return the third row seat to their upright position.
Dust may be removed from small buttons and knobs using a small brush with soft bristles. Your SUZUKI dealer has a product for cleaning your vehicle’s glass. Should it become necessary, you can also obtain a product from your SUZUKI dealer to remove odors from your vehicle’s uphol-...
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE • For solid dry soils: remove as much as possible and then vacuum. To clean, use the following instructions: 1) Saturate a lint-free, clean white cloth with water or club soda. 2) Wring the cloth to remove excess mois- ture.
The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Use only SUZUKI-approved cleaners on alumi- num or chrome-plated wheels. Keep the wheels clean using a soft clean cloth with mild soap and water. Rinse with...
Although no defect in the paint job causes this, SUZUKI will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this fallout condition within 12 months or 12000 miles (20000 km) of pur- chase, whichever occurs first.
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials Description Usage Polishing Cloth Interior and exterior Wax-Treated polishing cloth. Tar and Road Removes tar, road oil, Oil Remover and asphalt. Chrome Use on chrome or Cleaner and stainless steel. Polish Removes soil and White Sidewall black marks from Tire Cleaner whitewalls.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE Service Parts Identification Label This label is on the inside of the glove box. It is very helpful if you ever need to order parts. The label has the following informa- tion: • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) •...
Instrument Panel Fuse Block The instrument panel fuse block is located on the passenger’s side of the center con- sole, to the left of the glove box near the floor. 1708445 Remove the console cover to access the fuse block. 1808062 Fuses Usage...
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE Relays Usage Retained Accessory RAP RLY Power Relay REAR DEFOG Rear Defogger Relay Circuit Usage Breakers Power Windows WNDW Power Seats SEATS EMPTY Empty Misc. Usage Fuse Puller 5-55 Engine Compartment Fuse Block 1739443 The engine compartment fuse block is located on the driver’s side of the engine compartment.
SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE Capacities and Specifications The following approximate capacities are given in English and metric conversions. Refer to “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in “Maintenance Schedule” in the “Maintenance Schedule” section for more information. Application Air Conditioning Refrigerant R134a Cooling System Front Only Climate Control System Front and Rear Climate Control System...
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Maintenance Schedule Introduction Important: Keep engine oil at the proper level and change as recommended. Maintenance Requirements CAUTION Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections, replacement parts, and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are nec- essary to keep your vehicle in good working condition.
Some maintenance services can be com- plex. So, unless you are technically quali- fied and have the necessary equipment, you should have your dealer do these jobs. When you go to your dealer for your ser- vice needs, you will know that trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using genuine parts.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Scheduled Maintenance except CANADA Service • Change engine oil and filter if the light/message has not come on at all for one year. Change engine oil and filter. • Refer to “Engine Oil” in “Checking Things Under the Hood” in the “Service and Appearance Care”...
Service • Refer to “Engine Air Cleaner/Filter” in “Checking Things Under the Inspect engine air cleaner fil- Hood” in the “Service and Appearance Care” section. ter. If necessary, replace filter. • If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, inspect the filter at each engine oil change.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Service • Lubricate all key lock cylinders, hood latch assemblies, secondary latches, pivots, spring anchor and release pawl, hood and door hinges, rear folding seats, and liftgate hinges. Lubricate body components. • More frequent lubrication may be required when exposed to a cor- rosive environment such as winter road salt.
Additional Required Services except CANADA The following services should be performed at the first maintenance service (I or II) after the indicated miles (kilometers) shown for each item. Additional required services Service Inspect fuel system for damage or leaks. Inspect exhaust system for loose or damaged components.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Service • Drain, flush, and refill cooling system. • This service can be complex; you should have your dealer perform this service. • Refer to “Engine Coolant” in Engine cooling system service (or “Checking Things Under the every five years, whichever occurs Hood”...
For CANADA Scheduled Maintenance Service • Change engine oil and filter if the light/message has not come on at all for 10 months. Change engine oil and filter. • Refer to “Engine Oil” in “Checking Things Under the Hood” in the “Service and Appearance Care”...
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Service • Refer to “Engine Air Cleaner/Filter” in “Checking Things Under the Hood” in the Inspect engine air cleaner fil- “Service and Appearance Care” section. ter. If necessary, replace filter. • If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, inspect the filter at each engine oil change.
Service • Lubricate all key lock cylinders, hood latch assemblies, secondary latches, pivots, spring anchor and release pawl, hood and door hinges, rear folding seats, and lift- gate hinges. Lubricate body components. • More frequent lubrication may be required when exposed to a corrosive environ- ment such as winter road salt.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Additional Required Services (For CANADA) The following services should be performed at the first maintenance service after the indicated kilometers shown for each item. Additional required services Service Inspect fuel system for damage or leaks. Inspect exhaust system for loose or damaged components.
Service • Drain, flush, and refill cooling system. • This service can be complex; you should have your dealer perform this service. • Refer to “Engine Coolant” in Engine cooling system service (or “Checking Things Under the every five years, whichever occurs Hood”...
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Owner Checks and Services These owner checks and services should be performed at the intervals specified to help ensure the safety, dependability, and emission control performance of your vehicle. Your dealer can assist you with these checks and services. Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once.
At Each Fuel Fill It is important to perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill. Engine Oil Level Check Check the engine oil level and add the proper oil if necessary. Refer to “Engine Oil” in “Checking Things Under the Hood” in the “Service and Appearance Care”...
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check WARNING When you are doing this inspection, the vehicle could move suddenly. If the vehicle moves, you or others could be injured. 1) Before you start, be sure you have enough room around the vehicle. It should be parked on a level surface.
Hydraulic Brake System Delco Automatic Transaxle Use only T-IV Automatic Transmission Fluid (Part No. SUZUKI ATF 3317 or Mobil ATF 3309). Hood Latch Assembly, Secondary Latch, Pivots, Spring Lubricate Aerosol type lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Maintenance Record except CANADA After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the type of services per- formed in the boxes provided. Refer to “Maintenance Requirements” in this section. Any additional information from “Owner Checks and Services”...
GENERAL INFORMATION Identification Numbers Vehicle Identification Number EXAMPLE (for some vehicles) 60G152 The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) may be found in the location shown in the above illustrations. This number is used to register the vehicle. It is also used to assist your dealer when ordering parts or refer- ring to special service information.
For U.S.A. The following warranties are provided with your vehicle: • New Vehicle Limited Warranty • Limited Warranty For SUZUKI Parts or Accessories • Emission Components Defect Warranty • Emission Performance Warranty GENERAL INFORMATION On-Board Vehicle Computers...
• in response to an official request of police or similar government office, • as part of Suzuki’s defense of litiga- tion through the discovery process, • as required by law. In addition, once Suzuki collects or receives data, Suzuki may: •...
War- ranty Information booklet. For vehicles registered for use and principally operated in Canada please contact Suzuki Canada Inc. at 1-905- 889-2677 extension 2254 or write to: Suzuki Canada Inc. Customer Relations 100 East Beaver Creek Road...
INDEX Child Restraints ...1-18 City Driving ...4-11 Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses ...5-50 Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle ...5-48 Climate Controls ...3-10 Compact Spare Tire ...5-47 Configurations for Use of Three Child Restraints ...1-25 Configurations for Use of Two Child Restraints ...1-24 Control of a Vehicle ...4-3 Convenience Net ...2-23 Cooling System ...5-13...
INDEX National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ...7-3 Navigation/Radio System ...3-67 New Vehicle Break-In ...2-12 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...6-17 Off-Road Recovery ...4-7 Oil Pressure Light ...3-23 Older Children ...1-18 On-Board Vehicle Computers and Event Data Recorders ...7-2 Other Warning Devices ...3-3 Outlet Adjustment ...3-13 Outside Convex Mirrors ...2-21 Outside Power Mirrors ...2-21...
Safety Belt Extender ...1-18 Safety Belt Pretensioners ...1-18 Safety Belt Reminder Light ...3-16 Safety Belts They Are for Everyone ...1-9 Safety Certification Label ...7-1 Scheduled Maintenance ...6-2 Scheduled Maintenance except CANADA ...6-3 Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System ...1-28 Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position ...1-29 Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat...
INDEX Vehicle Identification ...5-52 Vehicle Identification Number ...7-1 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...5-52 Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators ...3-15 Warranties ...7-2 Washing Your Vehicle ...5-49 Weatherstrips ...5-49 What Makes an Airbag Inflate? ...1-38 What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates? ...1-38 Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-36 Wheel Replacement ...5-37 When It Is Time for New Tires ...5-34...
SERVICE STATION INFORMATION Fuel recommendation: See page 5-2 Engine oil recommendation: Engine oil with “Starburst” symbol Standard: GM6094M Viscosity: SAE 5W-30 For further details, see “Engine Oil” in the “SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE” section. Brake and clutch fluid: DOT3 Tire cold pressure: See the “Tire Information Label”...