Suzuki SX4/SX4 SEDAN Automobile User Manual

Suzuki SX4/SX4 SEDAN Automobile User Manual
ENGLISH
SERVICE STATION INFORMATION
Fuel recommendation:
See page 1-1
Brake and clutch fluid:
DOT3
Engine oil recommendation:
Engine oil with “Starburst” symbol
Automatic transaxle fluid:
An equivalent of DEXRON® -III.
For further details, see “Engine Oil and Filter” in the
“INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE” section.
Tire cold pressure:
See the “Tire Information Label” located on the
driver’s door lock pillar.
2008
SX4
Printed in Japan
Suzuki Red: Magenta 100%, Yellow 100%
Suzuki Blue: Cyan 100%, Magenta 70%
99011-80J21-03E
Made from 100% recycled paper,
except for cover.
OWNER’S MANUAL
Keep With Vehicle At All Times.
Contains Important Information
On Safety, Operation & Maintenance.
Part No. 99011-80J21-03E
June, 2007
This owner’s manual applies to the SX4/SX4 SEDAN series:
SX4
SX4 SEDAN
80JC001
NOTE: The illustrated models are examples of the SX4/SX4 SEDAN series.
© COPYRIGHT SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION 2007
80J21-03E
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 factory-trained technicians will provide the best possible service and use only genuine SUZUKI parts and accessories.
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SERVICE STATION GUIDE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Fuel (see section 1)
Engine hood (see section 5)
Tire changing tools (see section 5)
Engine oil dipstick <Yellow>
(see section 9)
Automatic transaxle fluid dipstick
<Red> (see section 9)
Engine coolant (see section 9)
Windshield washer fluid
(see section 9)
Battery (see section 9)
Tire pressure (see tire information
label on driver’s door lock pillar)
Spare tire (see section 9)
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4
6
3
2
5
8
10
2
9
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
California Proposition 65 Warning
WARNING
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain product components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to
cause cancer and birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
FUEL RECOMMENDATION
1
BEFORE DRIVING
2
STEERING COLUMN CONTROLS
3
INSTRUMENT PANEL
4
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
5
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
6
DRIVING TIPS
7
VEHICLE LOADING AND TOWING
8
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
9
EMERGENCY SERVICE
10
APPEARANCE CARE
11
GENERAL INFORMATION
12
FUSES AND PROTECTED CIRCUITS
13
SPECIFICATIONS
14
INDEX
15
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LOCATION OF WARNING
MESSAGES
Driver
Read and follow all of the warnings (labels
etc.) on your vehicle. Make sure you
understand all of them. Keep them on the
vehicle. Do not remove the messages for
any reason. If a label comes off or the
messages become difficult to be read,
have it corrected by your SUZUKI dealer.
1. Air bag warning labels
(on both sun visors)
2. Passenger seat belt warning label
3. Rear center seat belt warning label
4. Jacking warning label
5. Fuel filler cap message
6. Brake fluid cap message
7. Engine cooling fan warning label
8. Radiator cap warning label
9. Air conditioner warning label
10. Battery label
11. Compact spare tire warning label
12. Rear outboard seat belt warning label
13. Side air bag warning label
Passenger
1
11
3
5
12
12
13
13
13
2
6
10
12
4
9
8
7
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FOREWORD
All information in this manual is based
on the latest product information available at the time of publication. Due to
improvements or other changes, there
may be discrepancies between information in this manual and your vehicle.
SUZUKI
MOTOR
CORPORATION
reserves the right to make production
changes at any time, without notice and
without incurring any obligation to
make the same or similar changes to
vehicles previously built or sold.
SUZUKI
MOTOR
CORPORATION
believes in conservation and protection of
Earth’s natural resources.
To that end, we encourage every vehicle
owner to recycle, trade in, or properly dispose of, as appropriate, used motor oil,
coolant, and other fluids, batteries and
tires.
IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH
YOUR SUZUKI:
Please review the New Vehicle Warranty
Information booklet supplied with your
SUZUKI. Should you have a question or
problem regarding the warranty or service
of your vehicle, please take the following
action:
Consult the Service Manager and the
Owner of the Suzuki Automotive Dealership. Explain your problem and ask for
their assistance in resolving your problem.
The Owner of the dealership is in the very
best position to assist you as he or she is
vitally concerned with your continued satisfaction.
If you are still in need of additional information, or if you are dissatisfied, request that
your dealer arrange a meeting with your
District Service Manager.
If, after doing so, you still require further
assistance, and you purchased your
SUZUKI in the continental United States,
please contact the American Suzuki Customer Relations Department by telephone
at 1-800-934-0934 or in writing at:
American Suzuki Motor Corporation
Automotive Customer Relations
3251 East Imperial Highway
Brea, CA 92821-6795
If you purchased your SUZUKI in Canada
please contact the Suzuki Canada Customer Relations Department by telephone
at 1-905-889-2677 extension 2254 or in
writing at:
Suzuki Canada Inc.
Customer Relations
100 East Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, On
L4B 1J6
In the event you require assistance related
to your SUZUKI, while temporarily travelling in either the United States or Canada,
you may wish to contact the Suzuki Customer Relations Department directly of the
country in which you are temporarily operating your vehicle.
Please be certain to provide us with the following information: the model, Vehicle
Identification Number, mileage, accessories involved, event dates, your concern,
and any other comments which you may
have. When we receive your correspondence, we will be pleased to contact the
Owner of your dealership and assist in
resolving your concern.
For owners outside the continental United
States, please refer to the distributor’s
address listed in your Warranty Information
booklet.
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IMPORTANT
MODIFICATION WARNING
WARNING/CAUTION/NOTE
Please read this manual and follow its
instructions carefully. To emphasize special information, the symbol
and the
words WARNING, CAUTION and NOTE
have special meanings. Pay special attention to the messages highlighted by these
signal words:
WARNING
Do not modify this vehicle. Modification could adversely affect safety,
handling, performance or durability
and may violate governmental regulations. In addition, damage or performance problems resulting from
modification may not be covered
under warranty.
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that
could result in death or injury.
CAUTION
Indicates a potential hazard that
could result in vehicle damage.
NOTE:
Indicates special information to make
maintenance easier or instructions clearer.
75F135
The circle with a slash in this manual
means “Don’t do this” or “Don’t let this happen”.
CAUTION
Improper installation of mobile communication equipment such as cellular telephones or CB (Citizen’s Band)
radios may cause electronic interference with your vehicle’s ignition system, resulting in vehicle performance
problems. Consult your SUZUKI
dealer or qualified service technician
for advice on installing such mobile
communication equipment.
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LEAK DETECTION PUMP
NOTE:
Your vehicle has a pump to regularly check
the vehicle’s evaporative emission control
system for leaks. This check is performed
approximately five hours after the engine is
turned off. During this leak check, you may
hear a sound coming from the vehicle for
several minutes. This sound is normal and
does not indicate a malfunction.
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MEMO
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FUEL RECOMMENDATION
FUEL RECOMMENDATION
1
Fuel Recommendation ........................................................ 1-1
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Fuel Recommendation: 1, 2
FUEL RECOMMENDATION
Fuel Recommendation
Gasoline Containing MTBE
Fuel Pump Labeling
Unleaded gasoline containing MTBE
(methyl tertiary butyl ether) may be used in
your vehicle if the MTBE content is not
greater than 15%. This oxygenated fuel
does not contain alcohol.
In some states, pumps that dispense oxygenated fuels are required to be labeled for
the type and percentage of oxygenate and
whether important additives are present.
Such labels may provide enough information for you to determine if a particular
blend of fuel meets the requirements listed
above. In other areas, pumps may not be
clearly labeled as to the content or type of
oxygenate and additives. If you are not
sure that the fuel you intend to use meets
these requirements, check with the service
station operator or the fuel supplier.
Gasoline/Ethanol blends
Blends of unleaded gasoline and ethanol
(grain alcohol), also known as gasohol,
may be used in your vehicle if the ethanol
content is not greater than 10%.
60A004
Your vehicle requires regular unleaded
gasoline with a minimum rating of 87 pump
octane ((R + M)/2 method). In some areas,
the only fuels that are available are oxygenated fuels.
Oxygenated fuels which meet the minimum octane requirement and the requirements described below may be used in
your vehicle without jeopardizing the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
NOTE:
Oxygenated fuels are fuels which contain
oxygen-carrying additives such as MTBE
or alcohol.
Gasoline/Methanol blends
Fuels containing 5% or less methanol
(wood alcohol) may be suitable for use in
your vehicle if they contain cosolvents and
corrosion inhibitors. Do NOT USE fuels
containing more than 5% methanol under
any circumstances. Fuel system damage
or vehicle performance problems resulting
from the use of such fuels are not the
responsibility of SUZUKI and may not be
covered under the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
NOTE:
To help clean the air, SUZUKI recommends you use the oxygenated fuels.
However, if you are not satisfied with the
driveability or fuel economy of your vehicle
when you are using an oxygenated fuel,
switch back to the regular unleaded gasoline.
CAUTION
Be careful not to spill fuel containing
alcohol while refueling. If fuel is
spilled on the vehicle body, wipe it up
immediately. Fuels containing alcohol can cause paint damage, which is
not covered under the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty.
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BEFORE DRIVING
BEFORE DRIVING
Keys ...................................................................................... 2-1
Door Locks .......................................................................... 2-1 2
Windows .............................................................................. 2-16
Mirrors .................................................................................. 2-18
Seat Adjustment .................................................................. 2-19
Head Restraints ................................................................... 2-20
Seat Belts and Child Restraint Systems ........................... 2-22
Supplemental Restraint System (air bags) ....................... 2-40
60G404
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Keys: 8
Door Locks: 3, 5, 8
BEFORE DRIVING
Keys
Door Locks
To unlock a front door from outside the
vehicle, insert the key and turn the top of
the key toward the front of the vehicle.
WARNING
EXAMPLE
Always lock all doors when driving.
Locking the doors helps to prevent
occupants from being thrown from
the vehicle in the event of an accident. It also helps prevent unintended opening of the doors.
EXAMPLE
UNLOCK
LOCK
Side Door Locks
LOCK
54G489
UNLOCK
Your vehicle comes with a pair of identical
keys. Keep the spare key in a safe place.
One key can open all of the locks on the
vehicle.
The key identification number is stamped
on a metal tag provided with the keys.
Keep the tag in a safe place. If you lose
your keys, you will need this number to
have new keys made. Write the number
below for your future reference.
KEY NUMBER:
Ignition Key Reminder
A buzzer sounds to remind you to remove
the ignition key if it is in the ignition switch
when the driver’s door is opened.
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Rear
To lock a door from inside the vehicle, turn
the lock knob forward. Turn the lock knob
rearward to unlock the door.
To lock a rear door from outside the vehicle, turn the lock knob forward and close
the door. You do not need to pull and hold
the door handle as you close the door.
Front
60A009
To lock a front door from outside the vehicle:
• Insert the key and turn the top of the key
toward the rear of the vehicle, or
• Turn the lock knob forward, then pull and
hold the door handle as you close the
door.
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Door Locks: 3, 5, 8
BEFORE DRIVING
Power Door Locking System
You can lock and unlock all the doors
(including the tailgate of SX4) simultaneously by:
• Turning the key in a front door lock, or
• Pushing the power door locking switch
located on the driver’s side or the front
passenger’s side door panel.
To unlock all the doors simultaneously,
insert the key in a front door lock and turn
the top of the key toward the front of the
vehicle twice.
To unlock only one of the front doors, insert
the key in that door lock and turn the top of
the key toward the front of the vehicle
once.
Front passenger’s side
EXAMPLE
Driver’s side
LOCK
UNLOCK
EXAMPLE
(2)
Rear
80J016
UNLOCK
Front
LOCK
(1)
(when using the power door locking
switch)
To lock or unlock all the doors simultaneously, depress the front or rear of the
switch (1) or (2), respectively.
54G294
(when using the key)
To lock all the doors simultaneously, insert
the key in a front door lock and turn the top
of the key toward the rear of the vehicle
once.
80J036
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Door Locks: 3, 5, 8
BEFORE DRIVING
Keyless Start System Remote
Controller/Keyless Entry System
Transmitter
Type A
Type B
66J111
Your vehicle is equipped with either a keyless start system remote controller (Type
A) or a keyless entry system transmitter
(Type B). The remote controller has a keyless entry system and a keyless start system. The transmitter has only a keyless
entry system. For details, refer to the following explanations.
Keyless Start System Remote
Controller (Type A)
The remote controller enables the following
operations:
• You can lock or unlock the doors by
operating the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons
on the remote controller. Refer to the
explanation in this section.
• You can lock or unlock the doors by
pushing the request switch on the door
handle. For details, refer to the explanation in this section.
• You can start the engine without using
an ignition key. For details, refer to “Ignition Switch” in the “STEERING COLUMN CONTROLS” section and “Starting
the Engine” in the “OPERATING YOUR
VEHICLE” section.
(1)
(2)
(3)
66J114
(1) “LOCK” button
(2) “UNLOCK” button
(3) “PANIC” button
“LOCK” button (1) / “UNLOCK” button
(2) function
You can lock or unlock all doors (including
the tailgate of SX4) simultaneously by
operating the remote controller near the
vehicle.
• To lock the doors, push the “LOCK” button (1).
• To unlock the driver’s door, push the
“UNLOCK” button (2) once.
• To unlock other doors, wait a second or
two, then push the “UNLOCK” button (2)
a second time. If you “double-click” too
fast, the doors will not unlock.
When the doors are locked, the turn signal
lights will flash once.
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Door Locks: 3, 5, 8
BEFORE DRIVING
When the doors are unlocked:
• The turn signal lights will flash twice.
• If the interior light switch is in the middle
position, the interior light will turn on for
about 15 seconds and then fade out. If
you push in the ignition switch or insert
the key during this time, the light will
start to fade out immediately.
Be sure the doors are locked after you
operate the “LOCK” button. If no door is
opened within about 30 seconds after the
“UNLOCK” button is operated, the doors
will automatically lock again.
NOTE:
• The maximum operating distance of the
remote controller is about 5 m (16 ft.),
but this can vary depending on the surroundings, especially near other transmitting devices such as radio towers or
CB (Citizen’s Band) radios.
• The door locks can not be operated with
the remote controller if the ignition switch
is in a position other than “LOCK”, or the
ignition key is inserted in the ignition
switch, or if any door is open.
If any door is open, you cannot lock the
door by operating the remote controller,
however unlock the door.
• You cannot lock the door unless all of the
door are closed completely.
• If you lose one of the remote controllers,
ask your SUZUKI dealer as soon as possible for a replacement. Be sure to have
your dealer program the new remote
controller code in your vehicle’s memory
so that the old code is erased, or perform the programming procedure yourself according to the instructions in this
section.
“PANIC” button (3) function
This function is to get the attention of others.
Press the “PANIC” button (3) for more than
1 second. The headlights and taillights will
blink for about 30 seconds. Also, the horn
will sound intermittently for about 30 seconds at the same time.
To cancel the “PANIC” mode, press any
button (PANIC, LOCK or UNLOCK) on the
remote controller. You can also insert the
key in the ignition switch and turn to the
“ON” position to cancel the “PANIC” mode.
Keyless unlocking/locking using the
request switches
SX4
(1)
EXAMPLE
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SX4 SEDAN
NOTE:
The “PANIC” button function will not activate when the key is in the ignition switch.
(1)
EXAMPLE
56KN008
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Door Locks: 3, 5, 8
BEFORE DRIVING
When the remote controller is within the
operating range described in this section,
you can lock or unlock the doors by pushing the request switch (1) on the door handle of the driver’s door, front passenger’s
door or tailgate of SX4.
To lock all doors when all doors are
unlocked:
• Push the request switch on one of the
door handles once.
The turn signal lights will flash once when
the doors are locked.
– If any door is open or is not completely
closed.
– If the ignition switch is in a position
other than “LOCK”.
– If the ignition key is inserted in the ignition switch.
• If no doors are opened within about 30
seconds after unlocking the doors by
pushing the request switch, the doors
will be locked again automatically.
Be sure the doors are locked after you
operate the request switch to lock the
doors.
NOTE:
• The door locks can not be operated by
the request switch under the following
conditions:
•
•
EXAMPLE
(1)
To unlock a door or all doors:
• Push the request switch on the door
handle once to unlock only one door.
• Push the request switch on the door
handle twice to unlock all doors.
When the doors are unlocked:
• The turn signal lights will flash twice.
• If the interior light switch is in the middle
position, the interior light will turn on for
about 15 seconds and then fade out. If
you push in the ignition switch or insert
the key during this time, the light will
start to fade out immediately.
•
•
(1)
(1)
described above, you will not be able to
operate the request switch.
If the battery of the remote controller
runs down or there are strong radio
waves or noise, the request switch operating range may be reduced or the
remote controller may be inoperative.
If the remote controller is too close to the
door glass, the request switches may not
operate.
If a spare remote controller is in the vehicle, the request switches may not operate normally.
The remote controller will only operate a
request switch if it is within the switch’s
operating range. For example, if the
remote controller is within the operating
range of the driver’s door request switch
but not the front passenger’s door
request switch or the tailgate request
switch, the driver’s door switch can be
operated but the front passenger’s door
switch or tailgate switch can not be operated.
80J056
(1) 80 cm (2 1/2 feet)
When the remote controller is within
approximately 80 cm (2 1/2 feet) from a
front door handle or the tailgate switch, you
can lock or unlock the doors by pushing
the request switch.
NOTE:
• If the remote controller is outside the
request
switch
operating
range
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Door Locks: 3, 5, 8
BEFORE DRIVING
CAUTION
The remote controller is a sensitive
electronic instrument. To avoid damaging the remote controller:
• Do not expose it to impacts, moisture or high temperature such as by
leaving it on the dashboard under
direct sunlight.
• Keep the remote controller away
from magnetic objects such as a
television.
NOTE:
The keyless start system may not function
correctly in certain environments or under
certain operating conditions such as the
following:
• When there are strong signals coming
from a television, power station or a cellular phone.
• When the remote controller is in contact
with or covered by a metal object.
• When a radio wave type remote keyless
entry is used nearby.
• When the remote controller is placed
near an electronic device such as personal computer.
Some additional precautions you should
take and information you should be aware
of are:
• Make sure the ignition key is stowed in
the remote controller. If the remote controller becomes unreliable, you will not
•
•
•
•
be able to lock or unlock the doors or
start the engine.
Be sure that the driver always carries the
remote controller.
If you lose one of the remote controllers,
ask your SUZUKI dealer as soon as possible for a replacement. Be sure to have
your dealer program the new remote
controller code in your vehicle’s memory
so that the old code is erased, or perform the programming procedure yourself according to the instructions in this
section.
You can use up to four remote controllers
and ignition keys for your vehicle. Ask
your SUZUKI dealer for details.
The battery life of the remote controller
is about two years, but it can vary
depending on usage conditions.
80JC026
To stow the ignition key into the remote
controller, push the key in the remote controller until you hear a click.
(A)
80JC027
To remove the key from the remote controller, push the button (A) in the direction of
the arrow and pull the key out from the
remote controller.
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Door Locks: 3, 5, 8
BEFORE DRIVING
• If you open the driver’s door and lock the
door by turning the lock knob forward or
pushing the power door locking switch,
the driver’s door will be automatically
unlocked.
• If you open a door other than the driver’s
door and lock the front passenger’s door
by turning the lock knob forward or pushing the power door locking switch, the
front passenger’s door will be automatically unlocked.
Reminder function
EXAMPLE
80J037
If the remote controller is not in the vehicle
under the following conditions, a buzzer
sounds intermittently for about 2 seconds
and the keyless start system indicator light
on the instrument cluster blinks in red:
• When the vehicle speed is over 10 km/h
(6 mph).
• When one or more doors are opened
and all of the doors are later closed with
the ignition switch in a position other
than “LOCK”.
Replacement of the battery
If the remote controller becomes unreliable, replace the battery.
To replace the battery of the remote controller:
For SX4 SEDAN, if you close the trunk lid
with the remote controller left in the trunk
with all the doors locked, the trunk will be
automatically unlatched.
NOTE:
• The reminder will not operate when the
remote controller is on the instrument
panel, in the glove box, in the door
pocket, in the sun visor or on the floor
etc.
• Be sure that the driver always carries the
remote controller.
• Do not leave the remote controller in the
vehicle when leaving the vehicle.
66J016
1) Insert a flat blade screw driver covered
with a soft cloth in the slot of the remote
controller and pry it open.
The red indicator light will turn off within
several seconds after the remote controller
is returned to an area of the vehicle other
than the rear luggage area.
If the remote controller is left in the vehicle
and you lock the driver’s door or front passenger’s door as described below, the door
will be automatically unlocked.
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Windows: 3, 8
BEFORE DRIVING
CAUTION
The transmitter/remote controller is a
sensitive electronic instrument. To
avoid damaging it, do not expose it to
dust or moisture or tamper with internal parts.
(1)
Programming/erasing the remote controller code yourself
Your new vehicle was originally equipped
with two remote controllers.
66J017
2) Replace the battery (1) (Lithium disc
type CR2032 or equivalent) so its + terminal faces the bottom of the case as
shown in the illustration.
3) Close the remote controller firmly.
4) Make sure the door locks can be operated with the remote controller.
5) Dispose of the used battery properly
according to applicable rules or regulations. Do not dispose of lithium batteries with ordinary household trash.
WARNING
Swallowing a lithium battery may
cause serious internal injury. Do not
allow anyone to swallow a lithium
battery. Keep lithium batteries away
from children and pets. If swallowed,
contact a physician immediately.
If you have lost one of the remote controllers, you should change the remote controller code in your vehicle’s memory as
soon as possible for security. If you purchase additional remote controllers, the
new remote controllers need to be programmed into your vehicle’s memory. You
can perform this yourself by using the following procedure:
NOTE:
• You can program up to four remote controller codes into your vehicle’s memory.
The four codes may be the same or different.
• If you try to program a fifth code, the four
remote controller codes that are programmed will be cleared automatically.
• If you program a new remote controller
code, all of the old remote controller
codes that are in your vehicle’s memory
will be erased automatically. When you
program a new remote controller, you
should reprogram any additional remote
controllers at the same time.
• To purchase new remote controllers, see
your SUZUKI dealer.
• Before you begin programming, have all
of your remote controllers available.
To program a new remote controller
1) Close all the doors of the vehicle.
2) Sit in the driver’s seat and confirm that
the driver’s door is unlocked.
3) Insert the key into the ignition switch.
4) Complete steps 1 through 6 described
below within 25 seconds after step 3).
UNLOCK
(2)
LOCK
(1)
64J004
1. Push the power door locking switch
of the driver’s door to the lock position and then push it to the unlock
position.
2. Repeat step 1 two more times.
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Windows: 3, 8
BEFORE DRIVING
3. Push the power door locking switch
of the driver’s door to the lock position.
4. Remove the key from the ignition
switch and then insert it again.
5. Repeat step 4 three more times.
6. To start the engine, turn the ignition
switch to the “START” position.
Wait for 3 seconds.
7. Proceed to step 5) within 60 seconds
after the engine has started.
NOTE:
You cannot program the remote controller
if you don’t complete steps 1 through 6
within 25 seconds.
You cannot program the remote controller
if you do not proceed to step 5) within 60
seconds after the engine has started.
5) Turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK”
position.
A buzzer will sound twice and the door
lock switch will be activated from the
lock position to the unlock position
automatically.
6) Press the “LOCK”, “UNLOCK” or
“PANIC” button on the remote controller.
A buzzer will sound twice and the door
lock switch will be activated from the
lock position to the unlock position
automatically.
If you want to program an additional
remote controller, repeat the procedure
of step 6) using the additional remote
controller.
NOTE:
Complete step 6) within 30 seconds.
You can program up to four remote controllers.
7) To complete programming, remove the
key from the ignition switch or turn the
ignition switch to the “ON” position.
8) Make sure that the keyless start system
and keyless entry system operate properly by operating each remote controller.
If you cannot operate the keyless start system and/or keyless entry system, repeat
this programming procedure again.
If you still cannot operate the systems, see
your SUZUKI dealer.
To change the old remote controller
codes in your vehicle’s memory
If you have lost one of the remote controllers, you should change the remote controller codes in your vehicle’s memory as
soon as possible for security.
To erase the remote controller code(s) in
your vehicle’s memory, you should program the new remote controller code. The
old codes in your vehicle’s memory will be
erased automatically. If you have more
remote controller(s), you must program all
of the remote controller codes at the same
time. You cannot operate the keyless start
system and keyless entry system using
any remote controller that is not programmed at the same time.
For details on how to program, refer to the
programming procedure in this section.
When you complete programming, make
sure that the keyless start system and keyless entry system operate properly by
operating each remote controller.
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Windows: 3, 8
Mirrors: 3, 8
BEFORE DRIVING
1. For USA
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Keyless Entry System Transmitter
(Type B)
The term “IC:” before the certification/registration number only signifies that the
Industry Canada technical specifications
were met.
When the doors are unlocked:
• The turn signal lights will flash twice.
• If the interior light switch is in the middle
position, the interior light will turn on for
about 15 seconds and then fade out. If
you insert the key into the ignition switch
during this time, the light will start to fade
out immediately.
(1)
(2)
NOTE:
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
2. For Canada
This device complies with Industry Canada
Standard RSS-210. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
1) This device may not cause interference,
and
2) This device must accept any interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the
device.
When the doors are locked, the turn signal
lights will flash once.
Be sure the doors are locked after you
operate the “LOCK” button. If no door is
opened within about 30 seconds after the
“UNLOCK” button is operated, the doors
will automatically lock again.
(3)
52D209
(1) “LOCK” button
(2) “UNLOCK” button
(3) “PANIC” button
“LOCK” button (1) / “UNLOCK” button
(2) function
You can lock or unlock all doors (including
the tailgate of SX4) simultaneously by
operating the transmitter near the vehicle.
• To lock the doors, push the “LOCK” button (1).
• To unlock the driver’s door, push the
“UNLOCK” button (2) once.
• To unlock other doors, wait a second or
two, then push the “UNLOCK” button (2)
a second time. If you “double-click” too
fast, the doors will not unlock.
NOTE:
• The maximum operating distance of the
keyless entry system transmitter is about
5 m (16 ft.), but this can vary depending
on the surroundings, especially near
other transmitting devices such as radio
towers or CB (Citizen’s Band) radios.
• The door locks can not be operated with
the transmitter, if the ignition key is
inserted in the ignition switch.
• If you lose one of the transmitters, ask
your SUZUKI dealer as soon as possible
for a replacement. Be sure to have your
dealer program the new transmitter code
in your vehicle’s memory so that the old
code is erased, or perform the programming procedure yourself according to the
instructions in this section.
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Mirrors: 3, 8
Seat Adjustment: 3
BEFORE DRIVING
CAUTION
The transmitter is a sensitive electronic instrument. To avoid damaging
the transmitter:
• Do not expose it to impacts, moisture or high temperature such as by
leaving it on the dashboard under
direct sunlight.
• Keep the transmitter away from
magnetic objects such as a television.
“PANIC” button (3) function
This function is to get the attention of others.
Press the “PANIC” button (3) for more than
1 second. The headlights and taillights will
blink for about 30 seconds. Also, the horn
will sound intermittently for about 30 seconds at the same time.
To cancel the “PANIC” mode, press any
button (PANIC, LOCK or UNLOCK) on the
transmitter. You can also insert the key in
the ignition switch and turn to the “ON”
position to cancel the “PANIC” mode.
NOTE:
The “PANIC” button function will not activate when the key is in the ignition switch.
Replacement of the battery
If the transmitter becomes unreliable,
replace the battery.
To replace the battery of the transmitter:
(1)
52D211
52D210
1) Put the edge of a coin or a flat blade
screw driver in the slot of the transmitter
and pry it open.
2) Replace the battery (1) (Lithium disctype CR2025 or equivalent) so its + terminal faces the “+” mark of the transmitter.
3) Close the transmitter firmly.
4) Make sure the door locks can be operated with the transmitter.
5) Dispose of the used battery properly
according to applicable rules or regulations. Do not dispose of lithium batteries with ordinary household trash.
WARNING
Swallowing a lithium battery may
cause serious internal injury. Do not
allow anyone to swallow a lithium
battery. Keep lithium batteries away
from children and pets. If swallowed,
contact a physician immediately.
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Seat Adjustment: 3
BEFORE DRIVING
CAUTION
The transmitter/remote controller is a
sensitive electronic instrument. To
avoid damaging it, do not expose it to
dust or moisture or tamper with internal parts.
Programming/removing a transmitter
code yourself
Your new vehicle was originally equipped
with two transmitters.
If you have lost one of the transmitters, you
should change the transmitter code in your
vehicle’s memory as soon as possible for
security. If you purchase additional transmitters, the new transmitters need to be
programmed into your vehicle’s memory.
You can perform this yourself by using the
following procedure:
NOTE:
• You can program up to three transmitter
codes into your vehicle’s memory. The
three codes may be the same or different.
• If you try to program a fourth code, the
oldest code will be cleared automatically.
• To purchase new transmitters, see your
SUZUKI dealer.
• Before you begin programming, have all
of your transmitters available.
To program a new transmitter
1) Confirm that all the doors are closed
and the ignition key is out of the ignition
switch.
2) Open the driver’s door.
3) Insert the key, turn the ignition switch to
the “ON” position, turn the ignition
switch to the “LOCK” position and
remove the key within 10 seconds.
(2)
52D212
(1)
66J018
4) Push and release the driver’s door
switch (1) 3 times, insert the key, and
turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position within 20 seconds.
5) Turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK”
position and remove the key within 10
seconds. All doors will lock/unlock to
confirm that this procedure has been
properly completed.
6) Press the “UNLOCK” button (2) on the
transmitter one time within 20 seconds
(after step 5). All the doors will lock/
unlock to confirm that the procedure
has been completed and the transmitter
has been programmed.
7) If you want to program an additional
transmitter, repeat the procedure from
step 1) through step 6).
8) Make sure that the keyless entry system operates properly by operating
each transmitter.
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Seat Adjustment: 3
Head Restraints: 3
BEFORE DRIVING
To change the old transmitter codes in
your vehicle’s memory
If you have lost one of the transmitters, you
should change the transmitter codes in
your vehicle’s memory as soon as possible
for security.
To remove one of the transmitter codes
from your vehicle’s memory, first replace all
three of the transmitter codes in your vehicle’s memory, then program additional
transmitters as follows:
1) Program one of your transmitters three
times, by repeating the programming
procedure shown in this section. This
will replace all the old transmitter codes
in the vehicle’s memory with the code
for the transmitter you are using.
2) If you want to program up to two additional transmitters, repeat the programming procedure shown in this section.
3) Make sure that the keyless entry system operates properly by operating
each transmitter.
1. For USA
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Child Lock System (rear doors)
EXAMPLE
(2)
(1)
NOTE:
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
80J091
2. For Canada
This device complies with Industry Canada
Standard RSS-210. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
1) This device may not cause interference,
and
2) This device must accept any interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the
device.
The term “IC:” before the certification/registration number only signifies that the
Industry Canada technical specifications
were met.
Each of the rear doors is equipped with a
child lock which can be used to help prevent unwanted opening of the door from
inside the vehicle. When the lock lever is in
the “LOCK” position (1), the rear door can
only be opened from outside. When the
lock lever is in the “UNLOCK” position (2),
the rear door can be opened from inside or
outside.
WARNING
Be sure to place the child lock in the
“LOCK” position whenever children
are seated in the rear.
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Head Restraints: 3
Seat Belts and Child Restraint Systems: 3
BEFORE DRIVING
Tailgate (SX4)
WARNING
EXAMPLE
Always make sure that the tailgate is
closed and latched securely. Completely closing the tailgate helps prevent occupants from being thrown
from the vehicle in the event of an
accident. Completely closing it also
helps keep exhaust gases from entering the car.
(1)
80JC059
(1) Tailgate unlatch switch
You can lock and unlock the tailgate by
using the key in the driver’s door lock.
To open the tailgate, push and hold the tailgate unlatch switch (1) and lift the tailgate.
NOTE:
When the tailgate is closed incompletely,
follow the procedure below:
1) Push the tailgate unlatch switch (1) and
open the tailgate a little.
2) After a few seconds, close the tailgate.
3) Make sure that the tailgate is closed
completely.
If you can not unlatch the tailgate by pushing the unlatch switch (1) due to a discharged battery or malfunction, follow the
procedures below to unlatch the tailgate
from inside the vehicle.
1) Fold the rear seat forward for easier
access. Refer to “Folding Rear Seats”
section for details on how to fold the
rear seat forward.
(2)
80J092
2) Push open the tailgate from inside by
pushing up on the emergency lever (2)
using a flat blade screw driver or the
jack handle. The tailgate will be latched
again by closing the tailgate simply.
If the tailgate can not be unlatched by
pushing the unlatch switch (1), have the
vehicle inspected by your SUZUKI dealer.
WARNING
• To avoid injury, do not use your finger to push the emergency lever.
• Make sure there is not anyone near
the tailgate when pushing open the
tailgate from inside the vehicle.
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Trunk Lid (SX4 SEDAN)
(1)
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
55KS005
If your vehicle is equipped with a trunk lid
key lock, you can open the trunk lid by
using the key in the trunk lid lock. To open
the trunk lid, insert the key and turn it
clockwise to unlatch and lift the trunk lid.
56KN010
80JC005
If your vehicle is equipped with a trunk lid
unlatch switch (1), push and hold the trunk
lid unlatch switch (1) and lift the trunk lid to
open the trunk lid.
You can unlock the lid by pulling the
release lever located to the outboard side
of the driver’s seat.
WARNING
The trunk lid unlatch switch (1) operates
when the keyless start system remote controller is within the switch’s operating
range.
The trunk lid unlatch switch (1) operates
only to open the trunk lid.
If you close the trunk lid with the keyless
start system remote controller left in the
trunk with all the doors locked, the trunk
will be automatically unlatched.
Always make sure that the trunk lid is
closed and latched securely. Otherwise, it may open unexpectedly while
driving. Completely closing it also
helps keep exhaust gases from entering the car.
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BEFORE DRIVING
Windows
Internal Trunk Release
(SX4 SEDAN)
Passenger’s door
EXAMPLE
Power Window Controls
(3)
Driver’s side
EXAMPLE
(1)
(4)
(2)
80J018
(5)
The passenger’s door only has a switch to
operate the passenger’s window (3).
54G297
There is a release lever located inside the
trunk, on the rear part of the trunk lid. This
lever is for emergency use so that if a person, such as a child, gets trapped in the
trunk compartment, he can exit the vehicle.
The lever glows in the dark, after a brief
exposure to ambient light, so it can be
found easily. It is operated by pushing it
down in the direction of the arrow.
WARNING
79J028
The power windows can only be operated
when the ignition switch is in the “ON” position.
The driver’s door has switches (1), (2), (4),
(5), to operate the driver’s window, the
front passenger’s window, the rear left window and the rear right window, respectively.
To help avoid situations where someone might get trapped in the trunk,
keep your vehicle locked when unattended, and do not allow anyone to
play in the trunk.
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BEFORE DRIVING
WARNING
EXAMPLE
CLOSE
OPEN
81A009
79J031
To open a window, push the top part of the
switch and to close a window lift up the top
part of the switch.
The driver’s door also has a lock switch for
the passenger’s window. When you push in
the lock switch, the passenger’s window
can not be raised or lowered by operating
any of the switches (2), (3), (4) or (5). To
restore normal operation, release the lock
switch by pushing the switch again.
The driver’s window has an auto-down feature for added convenience (at toll booths
or drive-through restaurants, for example).
This means you can open the window without holding the window switch in the
“Down” position. Press the driver’s window
switch completely down and release it. To
stop the window before it reaches the bottom, pull the switch up briefly.
(Continued)
• To avoid injuring an occupant by
window entrapment, be sure no
part of the occupant’s body such
as hands or head is in the path of
the electric windows when closing
them.
• Always remove the ignition key
when leaving the vehicle even if a
short time. Also do not leave children alone in a parked vehicle.
Unattended children could use the
electric window switches and get
trapped by the window.
WARNING
• You should always lock the passenger’s window operation when there
are children in the vehicle. Children
can be seriously injured if they get
part of their body caught by the
window during operation.
(Continued)
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BEFORE DRIVING
Mirrors
EXAMPLE
WARNING
Inside Rearview Mirror
65D410
• Always adjust the mirror with the
selector set to the day position.
• Only use the night position if it is
necessary to reduce glare from the
headlights of vehicles behind you.
Be aware that in this position you
may not be able to see some
objects that could be seen in the
day position.
52LM012
NOTE:
The rear door windows are not designed to
open fully. They can be opened about 2/3
of the way down.
NOTE:
If you drive with one of the rear windows
open, you may hear a loud sound caused
by air vibration. To reduce the sound, open
the driver’s or front passenger’s window, or
narrow the rear window opening.
(1)
Day driving
Night driving
65D409
You can adjust the inside rearview mirror
by hand so as to see the rear of your vehicle in the mirror. To adjust the mirror, set
the selector tab (1) to the day position,
then move the mirror up, down or sideways
by hand to obtain the best view.
When driving at night, you can move the
selector tab to the night position to reduce
glare from the headlights of vehicles
behind you.
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BEFORE DRIVING
Outside Rearview Mirrors
Power Mirror Control (if equipped)
Seat Adjustment
WARNING
(1)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(2)
(3)
(4)
WARNING
79J033
79J034
Adjust the outside rearview mirrors so you
can just see the side of your vehicle in the
mirrors.
The switch to control the power rearview
mirrors is located on the driver’s door
panel. You can adjust the mirrors when the
ignition switch is in the “ACC” or “ON” position. To adjust the mirrors:
The passenger’s side mirror is a convex
(curved surface) mirror. Objects seen in
this mirror will look smaller and appear farther away than when seen in a flat mirror.
WARNING
Be careful when judging the size or
distance of a vehicle or other object
seen in the side convex mirror. Be
aware that objects look smaller and
appear farther away than when seen
in a flat mirror.
Never attempt to adjust the driver’s
seat or seatback while driving. The
seat or seatback could move unexpectedly, causing loss of control.
Make sure that the driver’s seat and
seatback are properly adjusted
before you start driving.
To avoid excessive seat belt slack,
which reduces the effectiveness of
the seat belts as a safety device,
make sure that the seats are adjusted
before the seat belts are fastened.
1) Move the selector switch to the left or
right to select the mirror you wish to
adjust.
2) Press the outer part of the switch that
corresponds to the direction you wish to
move the mirror.
3) Return the selector switch to the center
position to help prevent unintended
adjustment.
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BEFORE DRIVING
Adjusting Seat Position
Adjusting Seatbacks
Front seat
Front seat
Head Restraints
80J093
80J094
The adjustment lever for each front seat is
located under the front of the seat. To
adjust the seat position, pull up on the
adjustment lever and slide the seat forward
or rearward. After adjustment, try to move
the seat forward and rearward to ensure
that it is securely latched.
To adjust the seatback angle of front seats,
pull up the lever on the outboard side of
the seat, move the seatback to the desired
position, and release the lever to lock the
seatback in place. After adjustment, try
moving the seatback to make sure it is
securely locked.
WARNING
All seatbacks should always be in an
upright position when driving, or seat
belt effectiveness may be reduced.
Seat belts are designed to offer maximum protection when seatbacks are
in the upright position.
80J001
Head restraints are designed to help
reduce the risk of neck injuries in case of
an accident.
Adjust the head restraint to the position
which places the center of the head
restraint closest to the top of your ears. If
this is not possible for very tall passengers,
adjust the head restraint as high as possible.
WARNING
• Never drive the vehicle with the
head restraints removed.
• Do not attempt to adjust the head
restraint while driving.
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1) Insert a sharp-pointed tool into the
small hole (2). Push the tip into the hole
(2) and hold it while pushing in the
release knob (1).
2) Pull the head restraint all the way out
while pushing the release knob (1) and
holding the tip in the hole (2).
Front
EXAMPLE
(1)
Rear
EXAMPLE
NOTE:
It may be necessary to recline the seatback to provide enough overhead clearance to remove the head restraint.
64J023
To raise the rear head restraint, pull
upward on the restraint until it clicks. To
lower the restraint, push down on the
restraint while holding in the release knob.
If a head restraint must be removed (for
cleaning, replacement, etc.), push in the
release knob and pull the head restraint all
the way out.
(2)
PUSH
(2)
66J161
66J150
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on
the restraint until it clicks. To lower the
restraint, push down on the restraint while
holding in the release knob (1). If a head
restraint must be removed (for cleaning,
replacement, etc.), use the following procedure.
To reinstall the head restraint, insert the
head restraint bars into the holes (2) and
push the head restraint down.
When installing a child restraint system,
raise the head restraint to the most upper
position.
For SX4 SEDAN, if the distance between
the child restraint system and the anchor
bracket is too close to properly tighten the
child restraint top strap, lower the head
restraint to the lowest position and connect
the top strap to the anchor bracket by
passing it over the top of the head
restraint.
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BEFORE DRIVING
NOTE:
It may be necessary to recline the seatback to provide enough overhead clearance to remove the head restraint.
Seat Belts and Child Restraint
Systems
Above the pelvis
65D606
65D231
WARNING
An air bag supplements, or adds to,
the frontal crash protection offered
by seat belts. The driver and all passengers must be properly restrained
by wearing 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.
WARNING
• Never allow persons to ride in the
cargo area of a vehicle. In the event
of an accident, there is a much
greater risk of injury for persons
who are not riding in a seat with
their seat belt securely fastened.
• Seat belts should always be
adjusted as follows:
– the lap portion of the belt should
be worn low across the pelvis,
not across the waist.
– the shoulder straps should be
worn on the outside shoulder
only, and never under the arm.
– the shoulder straps should be
away from your face and neck,
but not falling off your shoulder.
(Continued)
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BEFORE DRIVING
WARNING
Across the pelvis
as low as possible
across the hips
65D201
WARNING
(Continued)
• Seat belts should never be worn
with the straps twisted and should
be adjusted as tightly as is comfortable to provide the protection
for which they have been designed.
A slack belt will provide less protection than one which is snug.
(Continued)
65D199
WARNING
(Continued)
• Pregnant women should use seat
belts, although specific recommendations about driving should be
made by the woman’s medical advisor. Remember that the lap portion
of the belt should be worn as low
as possible across the hips, as
shown in the diagram.
• Make sure that each seat belt
buckle is inserted into the proper
buckle catch. It is possible to cross
the buckles in the rear seat.
(Continued)
(Continued)
• Do not wear your seat belt over
hard or breakable objects in your
pockets or on your clothing. If an
accident occurs, objects such as
glasses, pens, etc. under the seat
belt can cause injury.
• Never use the same seat belt on
more than one occupant and never
attach a seat belt over an infant or
child being held on an occupant’s
lap. Such seat belt use could cause
serious injury in the event of an
accident.
• Periodically inspect seat belt
assemblies for excessive wear and
damage. Seat belts should be
replaced if webbing becomes
frayed, contaminated, or damaged
in any way. It is essential to replace
the entire seat belt assembly after it
has been worn in a severe impact,
even if damage to the assembly is
not obvious.
• Children age 12 and under should
ride properly restrained in the rear
seat, if equipped.
(Continued)
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BEFORE DRIVING
Lap-Shoulder Belt
WARNING
(Continued)
• Infants and small children should
never be transported unless they
are properly restrained. Restraint
systems for infants and small children can be purchased commercially and should be used. Make
sure that the system you purchase
meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards. Read and follow all the
directions provided by the manufacturer.
• Avoid contamination of seat belt
webbing by polishes, oils, chemicals and particularly battery acid.
Cleaning may safely be carried out
using mild soap and water.
• For children, if the shoulder belt
irritates the neck or face, move the
child closer to the center of the
vehicle.
• All seatbacks should always be in
an upright position when driving,
or seat belt effectiveness may be
reduced. Seat belts are designed to
offer maximum protection when
seatbacks are in the upright position.
Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
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 happens, let the belt go back to unlock it, then
pull the belt across your body more slowly.
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
The front passenger’s seat belt and the
rear seat belts have emergency locking
retractors (ELRs) that can be temporarily
converted to function as automatic locking
retractors (ALRs). The ALR mode should
be used if you need to secure a child
restraint system in the seat. Refer to the
“Child Restraint Systems” section for
details.
Safety reminder
Sit up straight and
fully back
Low on hips
60A038
Low on hips
60A040
To reduce the risk of sliding under the belt
during a collision, position the lap portion
of the belt across your lap as low on your
hips as possible and adjust it to a snug fit
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by pulling the shoulder portion of the belt
upward through the latch plate. The length
of the diagonal shoulder strap adjusts itself
to allow freedom of movement.
All Seat Belts
EXAMPLE
80J019
60A036
To fasten the seat belt, sit up straight and
well back in the seat, pull the latch plate
attached to the seat belt across your body
and press it into the buckle until you hear a
“click”.
NOTE:
The word “CENTER” is molded into the
buckle for the rear center belt. The buckles
are designed so a latch plate can not be
inserted into the wrong buckle.
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Seat Belt Reminder
When the driver and front passenger don’t
buckle their seat belts, the driver’s seat belt
reminder light in the instrument cluster and
the front passenger’s seat belt reminder
light in the information display will come on
and a buzzer will sound as a reminder to
the driver and front passenger to buckle
their seat belts.
Driver’s seat belt reminder light
WARNING
60A039
To unfasten the belt, push the red
“PRESS” button on the buckle and allow
the belt to retract.
80J020
Front passenger’s seat belt reminder
light
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 buckling your seat belt before putting the
key in the ignition.
The seat belt reminder functions as shown
in the figure below. There are some differences between the driver’s seat belt
reminder and the front passenger’s seat
belt reminder. For more details, refer to the
explanation below.
80J021
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Flow chart
Driver’s seat belt reminder
If the driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled
with the ignition key in the “ON” position,
the driver’s seat belt reminder works as follows:
1) The driver’s seat belt reminder light will
come on for about 20 seconds when
the ignition key is turned to the “ON”
position then will blink for about 55 seconds. When the light comes on, a
buzzer will also sound intermittently for
about 6 seconds (Reminder 1).
2) If the vehicle is driven (vehicle speed >
8 km/h), Reminder 2 will operate about
30 seconds after Reminder 1 has finished.
If the vehicle is not driven (vehicle
speed < 8 km/h), Reminder 2 will operate when driving starts (vehicle speed >
8 km/h).
3) Reminder 3 will operate about 3 minutes after Reminder 2 has finished.
4) Even if the driver’s seat belt remains
unbuckled after Reminder 3, there will
be no further reminders.
Ignition Switch “ON”
Seat belt is
buckled
Seat belt is
unbuckled
No reminder
Seat belt is
unbuckled
Reminder 1
30 sec.
Vehicle speed:
below 8 km/h
Vehicle speed:
below 8 km/h
Vehicle speed:
over 8 km/h
Vehicle speed:
over 8 km/h
Vehicle speed:
increase to 8 km/h
Reminder 2
3 min.
Reminder 3
No reminder
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Reminder 1 – 3
For each reminder 1 – 3, the reminder light comes on for about 20 seconds, then blinks for
about 55 seconds. When the reminder light first comes on, a buzzer sounds intermittently
for about 6 seconds.
If the driver has buckled his or her seat belt
and later unbuckles the seat belt, the
reminder system will be activated from
Reminder 1 or Reminder 2 according to
the vehicle speed. (Refer to the flow chart.)
The driver’s seat belt reminder will be automatically canceled when the driver’s seat
belt is buckled or the ignition switch is
turned off.
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Front passenger’s seat belt reminder
The front passenger’s seat belt reminder
will activate only when there is a passenger sitting in the front seat. In some situations, however, such as when you place
heavy objects in the front seat, the seat
belt reminder can be activated as if there
were a passenger present. The front passenger’s seat belt reminder works in the
same manner as the driver’s seat belt
reminder, except that it is not activated
until 10 seconds after the ignition switch is
turned to the “ON” position.
Shoulder Anchor Height Adjuster
EXAMPLE
Seat Belt Hanger (if equipped)
SX4
EXAMPLE
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Adjust the shoulder anchor height so that
the shoulder belt rides on the center of the
outside shoulder. To adjust the shoulder
anchor height, slide the anchor up or down
while pulling the lock knob out. After
adjustment, make sure that the anchor is
securely locked.
WARNING
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CAUTION
When you move a seatback, make
sure the belt webbing is hooked in
the seat belt hangers so the seat
belts are not caught by the seatback,
seat hinge, or seat latch. This helps
prevent damage to the belt system.
Be sure that the shoulder belt is positioned on the center of the outside
shoulder. The belt should be away
from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. Misadjustment
of the belt could reduce the effectiveness of the safety belt in a crash.
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Seat Belt Inspection
Child Restraint Systems
WARNING
EXAMPLE
Be sure to inspect all seat belt
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 collision should be replaced if it does not
function properly, it is damaged in
any way or the seat belt pretensioners were activated.
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Periodically inspect the seat belts to make
sure they work properly and are not damaged. Check the webbing, buckles, latch
plates, retractors, anchorages and guide
loops. Replace any seat belts which do not
work properly or are damaged.
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Infant restraint - rear seat only
EXAMPLE
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Infant restraint - rear seat only
EXAMPLE
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Booster seat
EXAMPLE
SUZUKI highly recommends that you use
a child restraint system to restrain infants
and small children. Many different types of
child restraint systems are available; make
sure that the restraint system you select
meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
All child restraint systems are designed to
be secured in vehicle seats by either seat
belts (lap belts or the lap portion of lapshoulder belts) or by special rigid lower
anchor bars built into the seats. Whenever
possible, SUZUKI recommends that child
restraint systems be installed on the rear
seat. According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
rear seating positions than in front seating
positions.
If you must use a front-facing child restraint
in the front passenger’s seat, be sure to
move the front passenger’s seat as far
back as possible.
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WARNING
Do not install a rear-facing child
restraint in the front passenger’s
seat. If the passenger’s air bag
inflates, a child in a rear-facing child
restraint could be killed or seriously
injured. The back of a rear-facing
child restraint would be too close to
the inflating air bag.
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WARNING
Children could be endangered in a
crash if their child restraints are not
properly secured in the vehicle.
When installing a child restraint system, be sure to follow the instructions below. Be sure to secure the
child in the restraint system according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Installation with Lap-Shoulder Seat
Belts (child restraint with no top
strap)
EXAMPLE
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Install your child restraint system according to the instructions provided by the child
restraint system manufacturer. If you install
the child restraint system in the front seat,
be sure to slide the seat to the rearmost
position. After making sure that the seat
belt is securely latched:
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EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
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1) Pull all of the remaining webbing out of
the retractor. You will hear a click, which
means that the emergency locking
retractor (ELR) has converted to function as an automatic locking retractor
(ALR).
2) Allow the extra webbing to retract, and
pull the webbing toward the retractor to
take up any slack. Make sure that the
lap portion of the belt is tight around the
child restraint system and the shoulder
portion of the belt is positioned so that it
can not interfere with the child’s head or
neck.
3) Make sure that the retractor has converted to the ALR mode by trying to pull
webbing out of the retractor. If the
retractor is in the ALR mode, the belt
will be locked.
WARNING
If the retractor is not in the ALR
mode, the child restraint system can
move or tip over when your vehicle
turns or stops abruptly.
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To revert from ALR to ELR
WARNING
Before installing a child restraint in
the rear center seat, follow these
steps for secure installation:
• Make sure the detachable connector is securely latched and the webbing is not twisted.
• Make sure the seat belt is passed
through the seat belt guide.
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
Move to check
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When you unbuckle the seat belt and allow
it to retract to a certain length, the retractor
will automatically revert back to the normal
ELR mode.
EXAMPLE
Pull to tighten
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4) Try moving the child restraint system in
all directions, to make sure it is securely
installed. If you need to tighten the belt,
pull more webbing toward the retractor.
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Installation with the LATCH System
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children.)
The anchors are located where the rear of
the seat cushion meets the bottom of the
seatback.
SX4 SEDAN
Rigid lower connecting
bar type
NOTE:
Although there are three second row seating positions, you cannot install three
LATCH type child restraints in the second
row seats. You can install one or two
LATCH restraint(s). Be sure to install the
LATCH type child restraint(s) in the outboard seating positions.
If your LATCH restraint has flexible lower
connecting straps, these general instructions apply:
1) If possible, fold the seatback rearward
for easier installation.
Flexible lower connecting
strap type
EXAMPLE
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EXAMPLE
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For SX4 SEDAN, the covers marked with
the child restraint symbol as shown in the
illustration indicate the presence of lower
anchors. Remove the covers before installing the child restraint system. Cover the
lower anchors when not in use.
EXAMPLE
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Your vehicle is equipped with lower
anchors for securing up to one or two standard LATCH-type child restraint(s) in the
second row seats. (LATCH stands for
Install the LATCH-type child restraint system according to the instructions provided
by the child restraint system manufacturer.
After installing, try moving the child
restraint system in all directions, especially
forward, to make sure the flexible straps or
rigid connecting bars are securely latched
to the anchors.
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2) Place the child restraint in the second
row seat, feeding the strap hooks
through the slots in the seat cushion or
the slots in the seatback bottom.
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owner’s manual. Attach the top tether
strap, if applicable.
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
If your LATCH restraint has rigid lower connecting bars, these general instructions
apply:
1) If possible, fold the seatback rearward
for easier installation.
EXAMPLE
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3) Snap the strap hooks to the anchors.
Take care not to pinch your fingers.
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5) Make sure the child restraint is securely
fastened by trying to move the child
restraint system in all directions, especially forward.
EXAMPLE
WARNING
The seatback should always be
securely latched in a fairly upright
position when any type of child seat
is installed. An unlatched or reclined
seatback will reduce the intended
effectiveness of the child restraint
system.
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2) Place the child restraint in the second
row seat, inserting the connecting bars
through the slots in the seat cushion or
the slots in the seatback bottom.
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4) Return the seatback to the normal,
upright position. Tighten the lower
straps as described in the child restraint
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EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
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3) Use your hands to carefully align the
connecting bar tips with the anchors.
Take care not to pinch your fingers.
4) Push the child restraint toward the
anchors so that the connecting bar tips
are partially hooked to the anchors.
Use your hands to confirm the position.
5) Grasp the front of the child restraint and
push the child restraint forcefully to
latch the connecting bars. Make sure
they are securely latched by trying to
move the child restraint system in all
directions, especially forward.
6) Return the seatback if folded. Attach
the top tether strap, if applicable.
WARNING
The seatback should always be
securely latched in a fairly upright
position when any type of child seat
is installed. An unlatched or reclined
seatback will reduce the intended
effectiveness of the child restraint
system.
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Installation of Child Restraint with
Top Strap
SX4
EXAMPLE
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SX4 SEDAN
EXAMPLE
Some child restraint systems require the
use of a top strap. Top strap anchor brackets are provided in your vehicle at the locations shown in the illustrations. Install the
child restraint system as follows:
1) For SX4, remove the luggage compartment cover.
2) Secure the child restraint on rear seat
using the procedure described above
for securing a restraint system that
does not require a top strap.
3) For SX4 SEDAN, open the cover that is
marked with the anchor bracket symbol
to access the anchor bracket. Close the
cover when not using the anchor
bracket.
4) Hook the top strap to the anchor
bracket and tighten the top strap
according to the instructions provided
by the child restraint system manufacturer. Be sure to attach the top strap to
the corresponding anchor located
directly behind the child restraint. Do
not attach the top strap to the luggage
restraint loops (if equipped).
Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
WARNING
Do not attach the child restraint top
strap to the luggage restraint loops
(if equipped). Incorrectly attached top
strap will reduce the intended effectiveness of the child restraint system.
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5) When routing the top strap, be sure to
pass the top strap as shown in the illustration. For SX4 SEDAN, if the top strap
can not be properly tightened when
passed under the head restraint as
shown in the Type 1 and Type 2 illustrations, pass the top strap over the top of
the head restraint as shown in the Type
3 illustration. (Refer to “Head
Restraints” section for details on how to
raise or lower the head restraint.)
6) Make sure that cargo does not interfere
with routing of the top strap.
Seat Belt Extender
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(1) Center of body
(2) Less than 152 mm (6 inches)
(3) Open end of extender buckle
If a seat belt cannot be fastened securely
because it is not long enough, see your
authorized SUZUKI dealer for a seat belt
extender. Seat belt extenders are available
for each seating position except for the
rear center position. After inspecting the
relationship between the seat belt length,
the occupant’s body size, and the seat
adjustment (the driver’s seat should always
be adjusted as far back as possible while
still maintaining control of the vehicle, and
other adjustable seats should be adjusted
as far back as possible), your dealer can
select the appropriate seat belt extender.
• A seat belt extender should only be used
for the person, vehicle and seating location it was provided for.
• When using the extender, ensure that
both ends are latched securely. Do not
use the extender if the open end of the
extender’s buckle is within 152 mm (6
inches) of the center of the occupant’s
body (See diagram). Use of the extender
when the buckle is too close to the center of the body could increase the risk of
abdominal injury in the event of an accident, and could cause the shoulder belt
to be positioned incorrectly.
• Make sure to use the correct buckle corresponding to your seating position.
• Seat belt extenders are not intended for
use by pregnant women, and should
only be used upon approval by their
medical advisors.
• Remove and stow the extender when it
is not being used.
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BEFORE DRIVING
WARNING
Seat Belt Pretensioner System
(for front seat belt only)
Your vehicle is equipped with a seat belt
pretensioner system at the front seating
positions. You can use the pretensioner
seat belts in the same manner as ordinary
seat belts.
Failure to follow these instructions
may increase the risk of injury in a
crash.
• Only use an extender for the person, vehicle and seating position it
was provided for.
• Do not use if open end of
extender’s buckle is within 152 mm
(6 inches) of center of occupant’s
body (See diagram).
• Remove and stow the extender
when it is not being used.
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WARNING
This section of the owner’s manual
describes your SUZUKI’s SEAT BELT
PRETENSIONER SYSTEM. Please
read and follow ALL these instructions carefully to minimize your risk
of severe injury or death.
The seat belt pretensioner system works
with the SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT
SYSTEM (advanced air bags). The crash
sensors and the electronic controller of the
air bag system also control the seat belt
pretensioners. The pretensioners are triggered only when there is a frontal crash
severe enough to trigger the front air bags
and the seat belts are fastened. If the seat
belts are not fastened, the respective pretensioner system will not be activated. For
precautions and general information
including servicing the pretensioner system, refer to the “Supplemental Restraint
System (air bags)” section in addition to
this “Seat Belt Pretensioner System” section, and follow all those precautions.
The pretensioner is located in each front
seat belt retractor. The pretensioner tightens the seat belt so the belt fits the occupant’s body more snugly in the event of a
frontal crash. The retractors will remain
locked after the pretensioners are activated. Upon activation, some noise will
occur and some smoke may be released.
These conditions are not harmful and do
not indicate a fire in the vehicle.
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The driver and all passengers must be
properly restrained by wearing seat belts
at all times, whether or not a pretensioner
is equipped at their seating position, to
minimize the risk of severe injury or death
in the event of a crash. Sit fully back in the
seat; sit up straight; do not lean forward or
sideways. Adjust the belt so the lap portion
of the belt is worn low across the pelvis,
not across the waist. Please refer to the
“Seat Adjustment” section and the instructions and precautions about the seat belts
in this “Seat Belts and Child Restraint Systems” section for details on proper seat
and seat belt adjustments.
Please note that the pretensioners along
with the front air bags will activate only in
severe frontal collisions. They are not
designed to activate in rear impacts, side
impacts, rollovers or minor frontal collisions. The pretensioners can be activated
only once. If the pretensioners are activated (that is, if the front air bags are activated), have the pretensioner system
serviced by an authorized SUZUKI dealer
as soon as possible.
If the AIR BAG light on the instrument cluster does not blink or come on briefly when
the ignition switch is turned to the “ON”
position, 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 system components or wiring must be performed only by an authorized SUZUKI
dealer who is specially trained. Improper
service could result in unintended activation of pretensioners or could render the
pretensioner inoperative. Either of these
two conditions may result in personal
injury.
To prevent damage or unintended activation of the pretensioners, be sure the battery is disconnected and the ignition switch
has been in the “LOCK” position for at least
90 seconds before performing any electrical service work on your SUZUKI. Do not
touch pretensioner system components 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.
Supplemental Restraint
System (air bags)
EXAMPLE
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WARNING
This section of the owner’s manual
describes the protection provided by
your
SUZUKI’s
SUPPLEMENTAL
RESTRAINT SYSTEM (air bags).
Please read and follow ALL these
instructions carefully to minimize
your risk of severe injury or death in
the event of a collision.
Your vehicle has advanced front air bags
and side air bags for the driver and right
front passenger. Your vehicle also has side
curtain air bags.
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EXAMPLE
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10
8
1
7
12
9
8
4
9
6
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3
Your vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System consisting of the
following components in addition to a lapshoulder belt at each front seating position.
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11
11
3
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1. Driver’s front air bag
2. Front passenger’s front air bag
3. Seat belt pretensioners
4. Air bag controller
5. Driver’s seat position sensors
6. Occupant classification module
7. “PASS AIR BAG OFF” indicator
8. Forward crash sensors
9. Side air bags
10.Side curtain air bags
11.Side crash sensors
12.Front passenger’s sensor mat
13.Seat belt buckle sensors
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Front Air Bags
air bag. The front passenger’s front air bag
is located behind the passenger’s side of
the dashboard. The words “SRS AIRBAG”
are molded into the air bag cover to identify
the location of the air bag.
EXAMPLE
Frontal collision range
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If the AIR BAG light on the instrument cluster does not blink when the ignition switch
is first turned to the “ON” position, or the
AIR BAG light stays on, or comes on while
driving, the air bag system (or the seat belt
pretensioner system) may not work properly. Have the air bag system inspected by
an authorized SUZUKI dealer as soon as
possible.
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EXAMPLE
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Front air bags are designed to inflate only
in severe frontal collisions.
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The driver’s front air bag is located behind
the center pad of the steering wheel. The
words “SRS AIRBAG” are molded into the
air bag cover to identify the location of the
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Front air bags will not inflate
They are not designed to inflate in rear
impacts, side impacts, rollovers or minor
frontal collisions, since they would offer no
protection in those types of accidents.
Remember, since air bags deploy only one
time during an accident, seat belts are
needed to restrain occupants from further
movements during the accident.
Side Air Bags and Side Curtain Air
Bags
EXAMPLE
Therefore, an air bag is NOT a substitute
for seat belts. To maximize your protection,
ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEAT BELTS. Be
aware that no system can prevent all possible injuries that may occur in an accident.
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Front air bags will probably not inflate
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WARNING
An air bag supplements, or adds to,
the crash protection offered by seat
belts. The driver and all passengers
must be properly restrained by wearing seat belts at all times, whether or
not air bags are mounted at their
seating position, to minimize the risk
of severe injury or death in the event
of a crash.
Your vehicle has “dual stage” front air
bags, which adjust the air bag inflation
force according to crash severity, driver’s
seat fore/aft position and whether or not
the front passenger’s seat belt is fastened.
Also, your vehicle has a front passenger
sensing system, which turns off the front
passenger’s front air bag and seat belt pretensioner under certain conditions.
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Side air bags are located in the part of the
front seatbacks closest to the doors. The
words “SRS AIRBAG” are molded into the
side air bag cover to identify the location of
the side air bags.
Side collision range
Side air bags and side curtain air bags
will probably not inflate
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Side air bags and side curtain air bags
will not inflate
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Side curtain air bags are located in the roof
lining. The words “SRS AIRBAG” are
molded into the pillar to identify the location of the side curtain air bags.
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Side air bags and side curtain air bags are
designed to inflate only in severe side
impact collisions. They are not designed to
inflate in frontal or rear collisions, rollovers
or minor side collisions, since they would
offer no protection in those types of accidents. Only the side air bag and side curtain air bag on the side of the vehicle that
is struck will inflate. Remember, since an
air bag deploys only one time during an
accident, seat belts are needed to restrain
occupants from further movements during
the accident.
Therefore, an air bag is NOT a substitute
for seat belts. To maximize your protection,
ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEAT BELTS. Be
aware that no system can prevent all possible injuries that may occur in an accident.
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Driver’s Seat Position Sensor
WARNING
An air bag supplements, or adds to,
the crash protection offered by seat
belts. The driver and all passengers
must be properly restrained by wearing seat belts at all times, whether or
not air bags are mounted at their
seating position, to minimize the risk
of severe injury or death in the event
of a crash.
WARNING
If the AIR BAG light in the instrument
cluster ever comes on and stays on,
it means that something may be
wrong with the air bag system. If this
ever happens, have the vehicle serviced immediately, because the air
bags may not offer the protection for
which they were designed.
The driver’s seat is equipped with a seat
position sensor to monitor the driver seat
fore/aft position. The seat position sensor
provides information which is used to
judge if the driver’s front air bag should
deploy at reduced power or at full power.
CAUTION
Do not put any cargo or metal objects
under the seat. The seat position sensor may not work properly or may be
damaged if it is covered with something.
When the seat position sensor has a problem, the AIR BAG light on the instrument
cluster will turn on. If this happens, deployment of the driver’s front air bag will not
include consideration of seat fore/aft position. Have the air bag system inspected by
an authorized SUZUKI dealer as soon as
possible.
Front Passenger’s Seat Belt Buckle
Sensor
The front passenger’s seat belt buckle is
equipped with a sensor to monitor whether
or not the front passenger’s seat belt is fastened. The front passenger’s seat belt
buckle sensor provides information which
is used to judge if the front passenger’s air
bag should deploy at reduced power or at
full power.
WARNING
When the buckle sensor has a problem, the AIR BAG light on the instrument cluster will turn on. If this
happens, deployment of the front
passenger’s air bag will not include
consideration of whether the front
passenger’s seat belt is fastened or
not. Have the air bag system
inspected by an authorized SUZUKI
dealer as soon as possible.
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Front Passenger Sensing System
The front passenger sensing system will
turn off the front passenger’s front air bag
and seat belt pretensioner under certain
conditions. This system works using a sensor mat that is part of the front passenger’s
seat. The front passenger sensing system
is designed to detect whether an occupant
is present in the seat and, if an occupant is
present, to determine whether the front
passenger’s front air bag and seat belt pretensioner should be enabled or disabled
(turned off).
NOTE:
The front passenger’s side air bag and the
side curtain air bag are not controlled by
the front passenger sensing system.
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When the ignition switch is turned to the
“ON” position, the “PASS AIR BAG OFF”
indicator comes on for several seconds to
let you know the system is working. When
the front passenger sensing system has
turned off the front passenger’s front air
bag including the seat belt pretensioner,
the “PASS AIR BAG OFF” indicator will
come on and stay on to remind you that
the front passenger’s front air bag is off.
The front passenger sensing system uses
front seat pressure measurements and
pressure locations to determine whether to
activate or deactivate the front passenger’s
front air bag. The front passenger sensing
system may or may not turn off the front air
bag, depending on the front passenger’s
seating posture and body build. The air
bag should be turned off in the following
situations:
• There is no occupant in the front passenger seat.
• The occupant of the front passenger
seat lifts his or her weight off of the seat
for a period of time.
• The occupant of the front passenger
seat is an infant or small child in a child
restraint system or a small child in a
booster seat.
• A smaller person, such as a child who
has outgrown child restraints or a very
small adolescent is seated in the front
passenger seat.
bag will not deploy and the seat belt pretensioner will not operate.
If you have secured a child in the front passenger seat in a forward-facing child
restraint system or booster seat and the
“PASS AIR BAG OFF” indicator light is not
on, turn the vehicle off, remove the child
restraint or booster seat from the vehicle
and reinstall it following the child restraint
or booster seat manufacturer’s directions.
Also refer to “Seat Belts and Child
Restraint Systems” in this section. If, after
reinstalling the child restraint and restarting the vehicle, the “PASS AIR BAG OFF”
indicator is still not lit, check to make sure
that the vehicle’s seatback is not pressing
the child restraint into the seat cushion. If
this happens, slightly recline the vehicle’s
seatback and adjust the seat cushion if
possible. Also make sure the child restraint
is not trapped under the vehicle head
restraint. If this happens, adjust the head
restraint. If the “PASS AIR BAG OFF” indicator is still not on, secure the child in the
child restraint or booster seat in a rear seat
position in the vehicle and check with your
dealer.
NOTE:
If the front passenger seat is unoccupied,
the “PASS AIR BAG OFF” indicator will not
come on but the front passenger’s front air
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front air bag when the system senses a
properly-seated adult in the front passenger’s seat. When the passenger sensing
system has allowed the air bag to be
enabled, the “PASS AIR BAG OFF” indicator will remain off to remind you that the air
bag is active.
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WARNING
If a person of adult size is sitting in the
front passenger’s seat and the “PASS AIR
BAG OFF” indicator comes on, it could be
because that person isn’t sitting properly in
the seat. If this happens, unfasten the seat
belts, sit upright in the center of the seat
with the seatback nearly vertical and your
legs outstretched, and refasten the seat
belt.
Do not install a rear-facing child
restraint in the front passenger’s
seat. If the passenger’s front air bag
inflates, a child in a rear-facing child
restraint could be seriously injured.
The back of a rear-facing child
restraint would be too close to the
inflating air bag.
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in rear
seating positions than in front seating positions. Whenever possible, SUZUKI recommends you install child restraints in the
rear seat.
The front passenger sensing system is
designed to enable the front passenger’s
When using a seat belt extender, follow the
instructions in the “Seat Belt Extender”
section.
WARNING
Do not place any heavy objects on
the front passenger’s seat. The pressure sensors in the sensor mat could
be damaged and the front passenger
sensing system may not work properly.
WARNING
The front passenger sensing system
may not work properly in the following situations:
• The occupant is sitting near the
dashboard or is not sitting in the
proper position.
• Objects placed under the seat are
pushing up on the seat cushion.
WARNING
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When seated as shown in the above illustration, the front passenger sensing system senses a properly-seated occupant
and enables the air bag.
If the “PASS AIR BAG OFF” indicator
on the instrument panel turns on
even though there is no occupant or
an adult occupant in the front passenger’s seat, it means that something may be wrong with the
passenger sensing system. Have the
system inspected by an authorized
SUZUKI dealer as soon as possible.
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How the System Works
WARNING
• Do not spill any liquids on the seat.
Liquids can damage the sensors
under the front seat.
• Have the driver’s seat position sensor and the front passenger’s sensor mat inspected by your dealer
after a collision.
• Do not replace the front seats. If
you replace them, the air bags and
front passenger sensing system
may not work properly.
• Do not use a seat cover. If you use
a seat cover, the front passenger
sensing system may not work properly.
In a frontal collision, the crash sensors will
detect rapid deceleration and send a signal
to the controller. If the controller judges
that the deceleration represents a severe
frontal crash, the controller will trigger the
inflators. The controller also judges:
• Whether the front air bags should deploy
at reduced power or at full power according to crash severity.
• Whether the air bags should deploy at
reduced power or at full power according
to crash severity, driver’s seat fore/aft
position and whether or not the front
passenger’s seat belt is fastened.
• Whether the front passenger’s front air
bag should deploy or not based on classification of the occupant of the front
passenger’s seat.
Since your vehicle is equipped with side air
bags, and side curtain air bags, crash sensors will detect a side collision, and if the
controller judges that the side collision is
severe enough, it will trigger the side air
bag and side curtain air bag inflators.
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 car. Be aware,
however, that some air bag components
may be hot for a while after inflation.
A seat belt helps keep you in the proper
position for maximum protection when an
air bag inflates. Adjust your seat as far
back as possible while still maintaining
control of the vehicle. Sit fully back in your
seat; sit up straight; do not lean over the
steering wheel or dashboard. Front occupants should not lean on or sleep against
the door. Please refer to the “Seat Adjustment” section and the “Seat Belts and
Child Restraint Systems” section in the
“BEFORE DRIVING” section for details on
proper seat and seat belt adjustments.
The inflators inflate the appropriate air
bags with nitrogen or argon gas. The
inflated air bags provide a cushion for your
head (front air 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.
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WARNING
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• The driver should not lean over the
steering wheel. The front passenger should not rest his or her body
against the dashboard, or otherwise get too close to the dashboard. For vehicles with side air
bags and side curtain air bags,
occupants should not lean on or
sleep against the door. In these situations, the out-of-position occupant would be too close to an
inflating air bag, and may suffer
severe injury.
• Do not attach any objects to, or
place any objects over, the steering
wheel or dashboard. Do not place
any objects between the air bag
and the driver or front passenger.
These objects may interfere with air
bag operation or may be propelled
by the air bag in the event of a
crash. Either of these conditions
may cause severe injury.
• For vehicles with side air bags, do
not place seat covers on the front
seats, because seat covers could
restrict the air bag’s inflation. Also,
do not place any cup holders or
other objects on the door, as these
objects could be propelled by the
air bag in the event of a crash.
Either of these conditions may
cause severe injury.
Note that even though your vehicle may be
moderately damaged in a collision, the collision may not have been severe enough to
trigger the front, side, or side curtain air
bags to inflate. If your car sustains ANY
front-end or side damage, have the air bag
system inspected by an authorized
SUZUKI dealer to ensure it is in proper
working order.
Your vehicle is equipped with a diagnostic
module which records information about
the air bag system if the air bags deploy in
a crash. The module records information
about overall system status, which sensors
activated the deployment, and whether the
front seat belts were in use.
Servicing the Air Bag System
If the air bags inflate, have the air bags and
related components replaced by an authorized SUZUKI dealer as soon as possible.
If your vehicle ever gets in deep water and
the driver’s floor is submerged, the air bag
controller could be damaged. If this happens, have the air bag system inspected
by the SUZUKI dealer as soon as possible.
Special procedures are required for servicing or replacing an air bag. For that reason,
only an authorized SUZUKI dealer should
be allowed to service or replace your air
bags. Please remind anyone who services
your SUZUKI that it has air bags.
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Service on or around air bag components
or wiring must be performed only by an
authorized SUZUKI dealer. Improper service could result in unintended air bag
deployment or could render the air bags
inoperative. Either of these two conditions
may result in severe injury.
To prevent damage or unintended inflation
of the air bag system, be sure the battery
is disconnected and the ignition switch has
been in the “LOCK” position for at least 90
seconds before performing any electrical
service work on your SUZUKI. Do not
touch air bag system components or wires.
The wires are wrapped with yellow tape or
yellow tubing, and the couplers are yellow
for easy identification.
If you purchased your SUZUKI in Canada
please contact the Suzuki Canada Customer Relations Department by telephone
at 1-905-889-2677 extension 2254 or in
writing at:
Suzuki Canada Inc.
Customer Relations
100 East Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, On
L4B 1J6
Scrapping a car that has an undeployed air
bag can be hazardous. Ask your dealer,
body repair shop or scrap yard for help
with disposal.
If it is necessary to modify the advanced
front air bag system to accommodate a
person with disabilities, owners in the continental United States can call American
Suzuki toll-free at 1-800-934-0934, or write
to:
American Suzuki Motor Corporation
Automotive Customer Relations
3251 East Imperial Highway
Brea, CA 92821-6795
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MEMO
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STEERING COLUMN CONTROLS
STEERING COLUMN CONTROLS
Ignition Switch ..................................................................... 3-1
Lighting/Turn Signal Control Lever ................................... 3-5
Windshield Wiper and Washer Lever ................................ 3-6
Rear Window Wiper/Washer Switch (if equipped) ........... 3-8 3
Tilt Steering Lock Lever (if equipped) ............................... 3-8
Cruise Control (if equipped) ............................................... 3-9
Remote Audio Controls (if equipped) ............................... 3-11
Horn ...................................................................................... 3-11
60G405
80J21-03E
Ignition Switch: 8
STEERING COLUMN CONTROLS
Ignition Switch
Manual transaxle
Push
Turn to “LOCK”
65D611
60A055
60B041
WARNING
To avoid possible injury, do not operate controls by reaching through the
steering wheel.
The ignition switch has the following four
positions:
LOCK
This is the normal parking position. It is the
only position in which the key can be
removed.
• Manual transaxle vehicles
You must push in the key to turn it to the
“LOCK” position. It locks the ignition, and
prevents normal use of the steering
wheel after the key is removed.
• Automatic transaxle vehicles
The gearshift lever must be in the “P”
(Park) position to turn the key to the
“LOCK” position. It locks the ignition and
prevents normal use of the steering
wheel and gearshift lever.
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Ignition Switch: 8
STEERING COLUMN CONTROLS
Vehicle With Keyless Start System
(3)
(2)
(4)
(1)
EXAMPLE
60A300S
ACC
Accessories such as the radio can operate, but the engine is off.
ON
This is the normal operating position. All
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.
Ignition key reminder
A buzzer sounds intermittently to remind
you to remove the ignition key if it is in the
ignition switch when the driver’s door is
opened.
80J037
80JC010
The ignition switch can be operated without using an ignition key when the remote
controller is in an area of the vehicle other
than the rear luggage area. To turn the
ignition switch, first push in the switch.
NOTE:
You must push in the ignition switch to turn
it from the “LOCK” position to the “ACC”
position. To return to the “LOCK” position
from the “ACC” position, turn the ignition
switch counterclockwise while pushing in
the switch.
If the keyless start system blue indicator
light illuminates on the instrument cluster,
you can turn the ignition switch. If the red
indicator light illuminates, you can not turn
the ignition switch.
NOTE:
• The ignition switch can be turned to the
“ACC” position when the keyless start
system blue indicator light illuminates.
The blue indicator light will illuminate for
several seconds when you push in the
ignition switch and then will turn off to
protect the system. In this case, you
must release the ignition switch and
push it in again to illuminate the blue
indicator light.
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Lighting/Turn Signal Control Lever: 8
STEERING COLUMN CONTROLS
• If the keyless start system red indicator
light illuminates, the remote controller
may not be in the vehicle or the battery
of the remote controller may be unreliable.
NOTE:
• If the battery of the remote controller
runs down or there are strong radio
waves or noise, the operating range may
be narrower or the remote controller may
be inoperative.
• If the remote controller is too close to the
door glass, it may not operate.
• The ignition switch may not turn when
the remote controller is on the instrument panel, in the glove box, in the door
pocket, in the sun visor or on the floor.
The ignition switch has the following four
positions:
LOCK (1)
This is the normal parking position. It is the
only position in which the key can be
removed. It locks the ignition, and prevents
normal use of the steering wheel.
For vehicles with an automatic transaxle,
the gearshift lever must be in the “P” (Park)
position to turn the key to the “LOCK” position.
To release the steering lock, turn the ignition switch clockwise to one of the other
positions. If you have trouble turning the
ignition switch to unlock the steering, try
turning the steering wheel slightly to the
right or left while turning the switch.
START (4)
This is the position for starting the engine
using the starter motor. The switch should
be released from this position as soon as
the engine starts.
Ignition switch reminder
(When using the keyless start system)
A buzzer sounds intermittently to remind
you to return the ignition switch to the
“LOCK” position if it is in the “ACC” position
when the driver’s door is opened.
Ignition key reminder
(When using the ignition key)
A buzzer sounds intermittently to remind
you to remove the ignition key if it is in the
ignition switch when the driver’s door is
opened.
CAUTION
The remote controller is a sensitive
electronic instrument. To avoid damaging the remote controller:
• Do not expose it to impacts, moisture or high temperature such as by
leaving it on the dashboard under
direct sunlight.
• Keep the remote controller away
from magnetic objects such as a
television.
You can also turn the ignition switch by
inserting the ignition key into the slot.
NOTE:
You must push the ignition switch in to turn
it to the “ACC” position. Also you must
push the ignition switch in to return it to the
“LOCK” position.
ACC (2)
Accessories such as the radio can operate, but the engine is off.
ON (3)
This is the normal operating position. All
electrical systems are on.
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Lighting/Turn Signal Control Lever: 8
Windshield Wiper and Washer Lever: 8
STEERING COLUMN CONTROLS
CAUTION
(1)
62J083
If the gearshift lever can not be shifted out
of “P” (Park) in the normal way, removing
the cover (1) and pushing the release button using a key or some other flat end
object with the key in the “ON” or “ACC”
position will permit movement of the gearshift lever out of “P” (see “If You Can Not
Shift Automatic Transaxle Gearshift Lever
Out of “P” (PARK)” in the INDEX). The
gearshift lever can be moved back to “P”
without pushing the release button.
To release the steering lock, insert the key
or use the keyless start system and turn
the ignition switch 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.
81A297S
• Do not turn the starter motor for
more than 15 seconds at a time. If
the engine does not start, wait 15
seconds before trying again. If the
engine does not start after several
attempts, check the fuel and ignition systems or consult your
SUZUKI dealer.
• Do not leave the ignition switch in
the “ON” position if the engine is
not running or the battery will discharge.
WARNING
• For manual transaxle vehicles,
never remove the ignition key while
the vehicle is moving. The steering
wheel will lock and you will not be
able to steer the vehicle.
• Always remove the ignition key
when leaving the vehicle even if a
short time. Also do not leave children or pets alone in a parked vehicle. Unattended children could
cause accidental movement of the
vehicle or could tamper with power
windows. Children or pets could
suffer from heatstroke in warm or
hot weather, which could result in
severe injury or even death.
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Windshield Wiper and Washer Lever: 8
Rear Window Wiper/Washer Switch: 8
STEERING COLUMN CONTROLS
Lighting/Turn Signal Control
Lever
Daytime Running Light (D.R.L.)
System
EXAMPLE
The headlights light, but are dimmer than
the low beam, when the following three
conditions are all met. Also, the D.R.L. indicator light on the instrument panel comes
on.
Lighting Operation
EXAMPLE
Conditions for D.R.L. system operation:
1) The engine is running.
2) The parking brake is released.
3) The lighting switch is at either the “OFF”
or the “Middle” position.
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80JC031
To turn the lights on or off, twist the knob
on the end of the lever. There are three
positions: in the “OFF” position all lights
are off; in the middle position the front
parking lights, taillights, license plate light,
and instrument lights are on, but the headlights are off; in the third position the headlights come on in addition to the other
lights.
With the headlights on, push the lever forward to switch to the high beams (main
beams) or pull the lever toward you to
switch to the low beams. When the high
beams (main beams) are on, a light on the
instrument panel will come on. To momentarily activate the high beams (main
beams) as a passing signal, pull the lever
slightly toward you and release it when you
have completed the signal.
NOTE:
Be sure to turn the lighting switch to the
third position at night or at any time of the
day when driving or weather conditions
require the headlights to operate at full
brightness and the taillights to be on.
Lights “On” reminder (if equipped)
A buzzer/chime sounds to remind you to
turn off the lights if they are left on when
the ignition key is removed and the driver’s
door is opened.
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Rear Window Wiper/Washer Switch: 8
Tilt Steering Lock Lever: 6
Cruise Control: 7, 8
STEERING COLUMN CONTROLS
Turn Signal Operation
Windshield Wiper and Washer
Lever
Lane change signal
With the ignition switch in the “ON” position, move the lever up or down to activate
the right or left turn signals.
EXAMPLE
Windshield Wipers
Normal turn signal
EXAMPLE
MIST
EXAMPLE
OFF
INT
LO
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80JC033
Move the lever all the way upward or downward to signal. When the turn is completed, the signal will cancel and the lever
will return to its normal position.
Some times, such as when changing
lanes, the steering wheel is not turned far
enough to cancel the turn signal. For convenience, you can flash the turn signal by
moving the lever part way and holding it
there. The lever will return to its normal
position when you release it.
HI
80JC035
To turn the windshield wipers on, move the
lever down to one of the three operating
positions. In the “INT” position (if
equipped), the wipers operate intermittently. The “INT” position is very convenient
for driving in mist or light rain. In the “LO”
position, 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 windshield wipers will turn on
continuously at low speed.
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Cruise Control: 7, 8
STEERING COLUMN CONTROLS
Windshield Washer
CAUTION
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
80JC036
If the lever is equipped with the “INT TIME”
control, turn the control forward or rearward to adjust the intermittent wiper operation to the desired interval.
80JC037
To spray windshield washer fluid, pull the
lever toward you. The windshield wipers
will automatically turn on at low speed if
they are not already on and the “INT” position is equipped.
WARNING
• To prevent windshield icing in cold
weather, turn on the defroster to
heat the windshield before and during windshield washer use.
• Do not use radiator antifreeze in
the windshield washer reservoir. It
can severely impair visibility when
sprayed on the windshield, and can
also damage your vehicle’s paint.
To help prevent damage to the windshield wiper and washer system
components, you should take the following precautions:
• Do not continue to hold in the lever
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
and the wiper blades. Always wet
the windshield with washer fluid
before operating the wipers.
• Clear ice or packed snow from the
wiper blades before using the wipers.
• Check the washer fluid level regularly. Check it often when the
weather is bad.
• Only fill the washer fluid reservoir
3/4 full during cold weather to allow
room for expansion if the temperature falls low enough to freeze the
solution.
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Cruise Control: 7, 8
Remote Audio Controls:
Horn: 6
STEERING COLUMN CONTROLS
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
Switch (if equipped)
EXAMPLE
Washer
Wiper
CAUTION
Clear ice or snow from the rear window and rear wiper blade before
using the rear wiper. Accumulated ice
or snow could prevent the wiper
blade from moving, causing damage
to the wiper motor.
Tilt Steering Lock Lever
(if equipped)
EXAMPLE
LOCK
UNLOCK
Intermittent wiper
80JC038
63J026
To turn the rear wiper on, twist the rear
wiper switch on the end of the lever forward to the “ON” position. If your vehicle is
equipped the “INT” position, the rear wiper
operates intermittently when you twist the
switch forward to the “INT” position. To turn
the rear wiper off, twist the switch rearward
to the “OFF” position.
The lock lever is located under the steering
column. To adjust the steering wheel
height:
With the rear wiper in the “OFF” position,
twist the switch rearward and hold it there
to spray window washer fluid.
1) Pull up the lock lever to unlock the
steering column.
2) Adjust the steering wheel to the desired
height and lock the steering column by
push down the lock lever.
3) Try moving the steering wheel up and
down to make sure it is securely locked
in position.
With the rear wiper in the “ON” position,
turn the switch forward and hold it there to
spray window washer fluid.
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WARNING
Cruise Control (if equipped)
Never attempt to adjust the steering
wheel height while the vehicle is
moving or you could lose control of
the vehicle.
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When you push the “ON/OFF” switch, the
system is on and a “CRUISE” indicator
light on the instrument cluster will be on.
80J025
The cruise control system allows you to
maintain a steady speed without keeping
your foot on the accelerator pedal. The
controls for operating the cruise control
system are on the steering wheel. You can
use the cruise control system at speeds of
about 40 km/h (25 mph) or higher.
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When the vehicle’s speed is controlled by
the cruise control system, a “SET” indicator light on the instrument cluster will be
on.
WARNING
To help avoid loss of vehicle control,
do not use the cruise control system
when driving in heavy traffic, on slippery or winding roads, or on steep
downgrades.
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STEERING COLUMN CONTROLS
To reset the cruise control to a faster
speed, use either of the following procedures:
(1)
(4)
(2)
(3)
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To Set Cruising Speed
Turn on the cruise control system by pushing the “ON/OFF” switch (1). Accelerate to
the desired speed and push the “SET/
COAST” switch (3). Take your foot off the
accelerator pedal and the set speed will be
maintained.
With the cruise control on, you can
increase speed for passing by using the
accelerator pedal. When you take your foot
off the pedal, your vehicle will return to the
set speed.
To Change Cruising Speed
To reset the cruise control to a slower
speed, press repeatedly or hold in the
“SET/COAST” switch (3) until the vehicle
has slowed to the desired speed, then
release the switch. The new speed will be
maintained.
• Press repeatedly or hold in the “RES/
ACC” switch (4). Vehicle speed will
steadily increase. When you release the
switch, the new speed will be maintained.
• Accelerate to the desired speed using
the accelerator pedal and push the
“SET/COAST” switch (3). The new
speed will be maintained.
To Cancel
To cancel cruise control operation, use one
of the following procedures:
To “Resume” a Previously Set
Speed
After canceling cruise control operation
without turning off the “ON/OFF” switch
(1), you can “resume” a previously set
speed, by holding the “RES/ACC” switch
(4) for about one second. When you
release the switch, the vehicle will accelerate to and maintain the previously set
speed.
NOTE:
If the “ON/OFF” switch (1) is turned off, the
set speed in the memory is cleared and
you can not use the Resume feature. In
this case, reset your CRUISE speed.
• Slightly depress the brake pedal or
clutch pedal, or push the “CANCEL”
switch (2). Cruise control operation will
be canceled until you reset a cruising
speed by pushing the “SET/COAST”
switch (3) or “RES/ACC” switch (4).
• Push the “ON/OFF” switch (1). Cruise
control operation will be canceled until
you turn on the system by pushing the
“ON/OFF” switch (1) again and reset a
cruising speed by pushing the “SET/
COAST” switch (3).
Cruise control operation will also be canceled any time the vehicle speed falls
below 40 km/h (25 mph).
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Remote Audio Controls
(if equipped)
Horn
EXAMPLE
80J028
80J027
You can control basic functions of the
audio system with the switches on the
steering wheel. For details, refer to “Audio
Systems” in the “INSTRUMENT PANEL”
section.
Press the horn pad on the steering wheel
to sound the horn. The horn will sound with
the ignition switch in any position.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
INSTRUMENT PANEL
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Instrument Panel ................................................................. 4-1
Instrument Cluster .............................................................. 4-2
Warning and Indicator Lights ............................................ 4-3
A/T Selector Position Indicator (if equipped) ................... 4-10
Speedometer/Odometer/Trip meter ................................... 4-11
4
Tachometer .......................................................................... 4-12
Fuel Gauge ........................................................................... 4-12
Temperature Gauge ............................................................ 4-13
Hazard Warning Switch ...................................................... 4-13
“ESP OFF” Switch (if equipped) ........................................ 4-13
Instrument Light Brightness Control ................................ 4-14
2WD/i-AWD (intelligent All Wheel Drive) Switch
(if equipped) ......................................................................... 4-14
Heated Rear Window and Heated Outside Rearview
Mirrors (if equipped) Switch ............................................... 4-15
Fog Light Switch (if equipped) ........................................... 4-16
Cigarette Lighter and Ashtray (if equipped) ..................... 4-16
Information Display ............................................................. 4-17
Glove Box ............................................................................ 4-20
Heating and Air Conditioning System ............................... 4-21
Audio Systems .................................................................... 4-32
80J21-03E
Instrument Panel: 3, 8
INSTRUMENT PANEL
Instrument Panel
1. Instrument cluster
2. Ignition switch
3. Lighting switch/Turn signal and dimmer switch
4. Windshield wiper and washer switch/
Rear window wiper and washer
switch (if equipped)
5. Hazard warning switch
6. Other switches (if equipped)
7. Heater control panel
8. Audio (if equipped)
9. Cigarette lighter/ashtray or storage
area
10. Hood release
11. Center ventilator
12. Side ventilator
13. Side defroster
14. Glove box
15. Fuse box
16. Air bag
17. Information display
EXAMPLE
13 13 12
6
15
3
10
16
1
2
4
11
9
17
5
8
7
16
12
13
13
14
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Instrument Cluster: 8
INSTRUMENT PANEL
Instrument Cluster
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Speedometer
Odometer/Trip meter
Odometer/Trip meter selector knob
Tachometer
Fuel gauge
Temperature gauge
Warning and indicator lights
EXAMPLE
4
7
7
1
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Warning and Indicator Lights
Low Tire Pressure Warning Light
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As an added safety feature, your vehicle
has been equipped with a tire pressure
monitoring system (TPMS) that uses a low
tire pressure warning light to inform you
when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
When the ignition switch is turned to the
“ON” position, this 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
on the vehicle’s tire information placard.
Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire
causes the tire to overheat and can lead to
tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces
fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may
affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping
ability. Each tire, including the spare,
should be checked at least once a month
when cold and set to the recommended
inflation pressure as specified in the vehicle placard and owner’s manual.
The low tire pressure warning light is also
used to inform you of a TPMS malfunction.
When the system detects a malfunction,
this light will flash for approximately one
minute and then remain continuously illuminated. This sequence will be repeated
approximately ten minutes after subsequent the ignition switch is turned on as
long as the malfunction exists.
NOTE:
The low tire pressure warning light may not
come on immediately if you have a sudden
loss of air pressure.
WARNING
The load rating of your tires is
reduced at lower inflation pressures.
If your tires become even moderately
under-inflated, the vehicle load may
exceed the load rating of the tires,
which can lead to tire failure. The low
tire pressure warning light will not
alert you of this condition. The warning light will only come on when one
or more of your tires become significantly under-inflated. Check and
adjust your tire inflation pressure at
least once a month. Refer to “Tires”
in the “INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE” section.
WARNING
If the low tire pressure warning light
does not come on when the ignition
is turned to the “ON” position, or
comes on and blinks while driving
there may be a problem with the tire
pressure monitoring system. Have
your vehicle inspected by an authorized SUZUKI dealer. Even if the light
turns off after blinking, indicating
that monitoring system has recovered, make sure to have an authorized SUZUKI dealer check the
system.
WARNING
If the low tire pressure warning light
comes on and stays on, reduce your
speed and avoid abrupt steering and
braking. Stop in a safe place as soon
as possible and check your tires.
• If you have a flat tire, replace it with
the spare tire. Refer to “Jacking
Instructions” in the “EMERGENCY
SERVICE”
section.
Refer
to
“Replacing Tires and/or Wheels”
for instructions on how to restore
normal operation of the tire pressure monitoring system after you
have had a flat tire.
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Brake System Warning Light
WARNING
(Continued)
• If one or more of your tires is
under-inflated, adjust the inflation
pressure in all of your tires to the
recommended inflation pressure as
soon as possible.
Be aware that driving on a significantly under-inflated tire can cause
the tire to overheat and can lead to
tire failure, and may affect steering
control and brake effectiveness. This
could lead to an accident, resulting in
severe injury or death.
Refer to “Tire Pressure Monitoring System”
in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section for additional details on the tire pressure monitoring system. Refer to “Tires” in
the “INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE”
section for information on maintaining
proper tire pressure.
WARNING
Remember that stopping distance
may be longer, you may have to push
harder on the pedal, and the pedal
may go down farther than normal.
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This light comes on briefly when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position.
The light also comes on under the following conditions: 1) when the parking brake
is engaged and 2) when the fluid in the
brake fluid reservoir falls below the specified level. The light should go out after fully
releasing the parking brake, if the fluid
level in the brake fluid reservoir is adequate.
If this light and the ABS warning light stay
on, or come on simultaneously when driving, then there may be something wrong
with both the rear brake proportioning
valve function and anti-lock function of the
ABS.
If the brake system warning light comes on
while you are driving the vehicle, it may
mean that there is something wrong with
the vehicle’s brake system. If this happens,
you should:
1) Pull off the road and stop carefully.
2) Test the brakes by carefully starting and
stopping on the shoulder of the road.
3) If you determine that it is safe, drive
cautiously at low speed to the nearest
dealer for repairs,
or
4) Have the vehicle towed to the nearest
dealer for repairs.
WARNING
If any of the following conditions
occur, you should immediately ask
your SUZUKI dealer to inspect the
brake system.
• If the brake system warning light
does not go out after the parking
brake has been fully released.
• If the brake system warning light
does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON”
position.
• If the brake system warning light
comes on at any time during vehicle operation.
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NOTE:
Because the disc brake system is selfadjusting, the fluid level will drop as the
brake pads become worn.
Replenishing the brake fluid reservoir is
considered normal periodic maintenance.
For details of the ABS, refer to “Anti-Lock
Brake System (ABS)” in the “OPERATING
YOUR VEHICLE” section.
SLIP Indicator Light (if equipped)
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
Warning Light
tor light will blink 1 time per second. For
details on how to reactive the ESP® systems, refer to “SLIP Indicator Light” in the
“OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.
For details of the ESP® systems, refer to
“Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)” in
the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.
WARNING
The ESP® systems cannot prevent
accidents. Always drive carefully.
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ESP®
is a registered
DaimlerChrysler AG.
trademark
of
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When the ignition switch is turned to the
“ON” position, the light comes on briefly so
you can check that the light is working. If
the light stays on, or comes on when driving, there may be something wrong with
the ABS.
If the ABS light and the brake system
warning light stay on, or come on simultaneously when driving, then there may be
something wrong with both the rear brake
proportioning valve function and anti-lock
function of the ABS.
If one of these happens, have the system
inspected by your SUZUKI dealer. If the
ABS becomes inoperative, the brake system will function as an ordinary brake system that has no ABS.
“ESP” (Electronic Stability
Program) Warning Light
(if equipped)
This light blinks 5 times per second when
one of the ESP® systems other than ABS
is activated. If this light blinks, drive carefully.
When the ignition switch is turned to the
“ON” position, the light comes on briefly so
you can check that the light is working. If
the light stays on, or comes on when driving and remains on, there may be something wrong with the ESP® systems (other
than ABS). You should have the system
inspected by an authorized SUZUKI
dealer.
NOTE:
When you disconnect and re-connect the
battery, ESP® system functions other than
ABS will be deactivated and the slip indica-
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When the ignition switch is turned to the
“ON” position, the light comes on briefly so
you can check that the light is working. If
the light stays on, or comes on when driving, there may be something wrong with
the ESP® systems (other than ABS). You
should have the system inspected by an
authorized SUZUKI dealer.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
For details of the ESP® systems, refer to
“Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)” in
the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.
Oil Pressure Light
Charging Light
“ESP OFF” Indicator Light
(if equipped)
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When the ignition switch is turned to the
“ON” position, this light comes on briefly so
you can check that the light is working.
When the “ESP OFF” switch is pushed to
turn off the ESP® systems (other than
ABS), the “ESP OFF” light comes on and
stays on.
For details of the ESP® systems, refer to
“Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)” in
the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.
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This light comes on when the ignition
switch is turned to the “ON” position, and
goes out when the engine is started. The
light will come on and remain on if there is
insufficient oil pressure. If the light comes
on when driving, pull off the road as soon
as you can and stop the engine. Check the
oil level and add oil if necessary. If there is
enough oil, the lubrication system should
be inspected by your SUZUKI dealer
before you drive the vehicle again.
This light comes on when the ignition
switch is turned to the “ON” position, and
goes out when the engine is started. The
light will come on and remain on if there is
something wrong with the battery charging
system. If the light comes on when the
engine is running, the charging system
should be inspected immediately by your
SUZUKI dealer.
Driver’s Seat Belt Reminder Light
CAUTION
• 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.
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If the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled when
the ignition switch is turned to the “ON”
position, this light will come on and then
blink. When the light comes on, a buzzer
will also sound intermittently for about 6
seconds. The reminder will repeat several
times under certain conditions until the
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A/T Selector Position Indicator: 8
Speedometer/Odometer/Trip meter: 8
INSTRUMENT PANEL
driver’s seat belt is buckled. After repeating
several times, the reminder will be canceled even if the driver’s seat belt remains
unbuckled.
For details about the seat belt reminder,
refer to “Seat Belts and Child Restraint
Systems” in the “BEFORE DRIVING” section.
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 buckling your seat belt before putting the
key in the ignition.
position so you can check if the light is
working. The light will come on and stay on
if there is a problem in the air bag system
or the seat belt pretensioner system.
WARNING
If the AIR BAG light does not blink
when the ignition switch is turned to
the “ON” position or stays on or
comes on when driving, the air bag
system or the seat belt pretensioner
system may not work properly. Have
both systems inspected by an authorized SUZUKI dealer.
Malfunction Indicator Light
AIR BAG Light
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This light monitors inflators, crash sensors,
seat belt pretensioners, the front passenger sensing system, and corresponding
electrical circuits.
This light blinks for several seconds when
the ignition switch is turned to the “ON”
Your vehicle has a computer-controlled
emission control system. A malfunction
indicator light is provided on the instrument
panel to indicate when it is necessary to
have the emission control system serviced.
The malfunction indicator light comes on
when the ignition switch is turned to the
“ON” position to let you know the light is
working and goes out when the engine is
started.
If the malfunction indicator light comes on
or blinks when the engine is running, service to the emission control system is necessary. Bring the vehicle to your SUZUKI
dealer to have the emission control system
serviced right away and avoid hard acceleration until the service is performed.
CAUTION
Continuing to drive the vehicle when
the malfunction indicator light is on
or blinking can cause permanent
damage to the vehicle’s emission
control system, and can affect fuel
economy and driveability.
NOTE:
If the fuel filler cap is not installed fully, the
electrical system gets wet (such as by driving through a deep puddle of water) or the
fuel tank gets nearly empty, the malfunction indicator light may come on. If so, the
light will go off after driving a few times
after the fuel filler cap is installed fully, the
electrical system dries out or the fuel tank
is filled.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
Low Fuel Warning Light
erly. Have the system inspected by your
SUZUKI dealer.
“SET” Indicator Light (if equipped)
NOTE:
If the power steering system does not work
properly, you will feel heavier to steer but
you still will be able to steer.
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Open Door Warning Light
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If this light comes on, fill the fuel tank
immediately.
When the vehicle’s speed is controlled by
the cruise control system, this light will be
on.
NOTE:
The activation point of this light varies
depending on road conditions (for example, slope or curve) and driving conditions
because of fuel moving in the tank.
Keyless Start System Indicator
Light (if equipped)
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This light remains on until all doors (including the tailgate of SX4) are completely
closed.
Electric Power Steering Light
(if equipped)
“CRUISE” Indicator Light
(if equipped)
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This light comes on when the ignition
switch is turned to the “ON” position, and
goes out when the engine is started.
If this light comes on while driving, the
power steering system may not work prop-
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When the cruise control system is on, this
light will be on.
When you push the ignition switch for vehicle with the keyless start system, this light
will come on in blue or red. If this light
comes on in blue, you can turn the ignition
switch without using an ignition key. If this
light comes on in red, you can not turn the
ignition switch without using an ignition
key. For details, refer to “Ignition Switch” in
the “STEERING COLUMN CONTROLS”
section.
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Fuel Gauge:
INSTRUMENT PANEL
If this light blinks in red, it reminds you that
the remote controller is not in the vehicle.
For details, refer to “Keyless Start System
Remote Controller/Keyless Entry System
Transmitter” in the “BEFORE DRIVING”
section.
intelligent All Wheel Drive (i-AWD)
AUTO Indicator Light (if equipped)
Turn Signal Indicators
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When you turn on the left or right turn signals, the corresponding green arrow on the
instrument panel will flash along with the
respective turn signal lights.
When you turn on the hazard warning
switch, both arrows will flash along with all
of the turn signal lights.
High Beam Indicator Light
When the ignition switch is turned to the
“ON” position, the light comes on briefly so
you can check that the light is working.
When the 2WD/i-AWD switch is in the “iAWD AUTO” mode with the ignition switch
in the “ON” position, the light comes on
and stays on.
If the light and the “i-AWD LOCK” indicator
light stay on or come on simultaneously
when driving, there may be something
wrong with the i-AWD system. Have the
system inspected by an authorized
SUZUKI dealer.
If the oil temperature of the parts for i-AWD
system is high, this light will blink. The “iAWD AUTO” or “i-AWD LOCK” mode will
be changed to the “2WD” mode automatically to prevent a damage of the parts for iAWD system.
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This indicator comes on when headlight
high beams are turned on.
NOTE:
If you restart the engine, the light will stop
blinking temporarily.
For details, refer to “Using the 2WD/i-AWD
Switch” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.
NOTE:
When the vehicle speed is increased, the
“i-AWD LOCK” mode will be changed to
the “i-AWD AUTO” mode automatically.
The “i-AWD AUTO” indicator light will come
on and stay on.
intelligent All Wheel Drive (i-AWD)
LOCK Indicator Light (if equipped)
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When the ignition switch is turned to the
“ON” position, this light comes on briefly so
you can check that the light is working.
The light comes on when the 2WD/i-AWD
switch is changed to the “i-AWD LOCK”
mode from the “i-AWD AUTO” mode.
If the light and the “i-AWD AUTO” indicator
light stay on or come on simultaneously
when driving, there may be something
wrong with the i-AWD system. Have the
system inspected by an authorized
SUZUKI dealer.
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Hazard Warning Switch: 8
Rear Window Defroster Switch:
INSTRUMENT PANEL
NOTE:
• When the vehicle speed is increased,
the “i-AWD LOCK” mode will be changed
to the “i-AWD AUTO” mode automatically. The “i-AWD AUTO” indicator light
will come on and stay on.
• When the ignition switch is turned to the
“OFF” position, the “i-AWD LOCK” mode
is canceled.
For details of the “i-AWD LOCK” mode,
refer to “Using the 2WD/i-AWD Switch” in
the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.
CAUTION
Do not operate your vehicle in “iAWD LOCK” mode on dry hard surfaces.
Daytime Running Light (D.R.L.) Indicator Light (if equipped)
A/T Selector Position
Indicator (if equipped)
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With the D.R.L. system, the headlights
light, but are dimmer than the low beam,
when the following three conditions are all
met. Whenever the D.R.L. system is operating, the D.R.L. indicator light remains on.
Conditions for D.R.L. system operation
1) The engine is running.
2) The parking brake is released.
3) The lighting switch is at either the “OFF”
or the “middle” position.
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When the ignition switch is in the “ON”
position, this indicator shows the selector
position of automatic transaxle.
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Outside Rearview Mirrors Defroster Switch:
Fog Light Switch: 8
Cigarette Lighter and Ashtray: 3, 8
INSTRUMENT PANEL
Speedometer/Odometer/Trip
meter
EXAMPLE
CAUTION
Keep track of your odometer reading
and check the maintenance schedule
regularly for required services.
Increased wear or damage to certain
parts can result from failure to perform required services at the proper
mileage intervals.
(A)
(3)
About 2 seconds
(B)
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(1)
(2)
(3)
(3)
Hold in the selector knob for about 2 seconds to reset the trip meter to zero.
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(1) Speedometer
(2) Odometer/Trip meter
(3) Indication selector knob
Speedometer
The speedometer indicates vehicle speed
in MPH.
Odometer/Trip meter
When the ignition switch is turned to “ON”,
the display shows the odometer or trip
meter. The odometer records the total distance the vehicle has been driven. The trip
meter can be used to measure the distance traveled on short trips or between
fuel stops.
(C)
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When the ignition switch is turned to “ON”
with the lighting switch is in the “OFF” position, the display shows three types of indication; odometer (A), trip meter A (B) and
trip meter B (C). Push the selector knob (3)
quickly to switch the indication among the
three.
You can use the two trip meters (A and B)
independently.
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Information Display:
INSTRUMENT PANEL
Tachometer
Fuel Gauge
If the low fuel warning light (1) comes on,
fill the fuel tank immediately.
EXAMPLE
NOTE:
The activation point of the low fuel warning
light (1) varies depending on road conditions (for example, slope or curve) and
driving conditions because of fuel moving
in the tank.
(2)
The mark (2) indicates that the fuel filler
door is located on the left side of the vehicle.
(1)
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The tachometer indicates engine speed in
revolutions per minute.
When the ignition switch is in the “ON”
position, this gauge gives an approximate
indication of the amount of fuel in the fuel
tank. “F” stands for full and “E” stands for
empty.
CAUTION
Never drive with the engine speed
indicator in the red zone or severe
engine damage can result.
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.
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Information Display:
INSTRUMENT PANEL
Temperature Gauge
Hazard Warning Switch
“ESP OFF” Switch
(if equipped)
EXAMPLE
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When the ignition switch is in the “ON”
position, this gauge indicates the engine
coolant temperature. Under normal driving
conditions, the indicator should stay within
the normal, acceptable temperature range
between “H” and “C”. If the indicator
approaches “H”, overheating is indicated.
Follow the instructions for engine overheating in the “EMERGENCY SERVICE” section.
Push in the hazard warning switch to activate the hazard warning lights. All four turn
signal lights and both turn signal indicators
will flash simultaneously. To turn off the
lights, push the switch again.
is a registered
DaimlerChrysler AG.
Use the hazard warning lights to warn
other traffic during emergency parking or
when your vehicle could otherwise become
a traffic hazard.
The “ESP OFF” switch is located on the
center console. You can turn the ESP®
systems (other than ABS) on or off using
this switch.
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ESP®
trademark
of
To turn off the ESP® systems (other than
ABS), push and hold the “ESP OFF” switch
until the “ESP OFF” indicator light comes
on.
To turn on all of the ESP® systems, push
the “ESP OFF” switch again. The “ESP
OFF” indicator light will go out.
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Information Display:
Glove Box: 3
INSTRUMENT PANEL
For details of the ESP® systems, refer to
“Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)” in
the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.
Instrument Light Brightness
Control
2WD/i-AWD (intelligent All
Wheel Drive) Switch
(if equipped)
EXAMPLE
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Your vehicle has a system to automatically
dim the instrument panel lights when the
ignition switch is in the “ON” position and
the lighting switch is turned to either the
second or third position. The level of
brightness depends on the position of the
brightness control thumbwheel.
To cancel the automatic dimming feature
and maintain full brightness of lights other
than the audio display, turn the instrument
brightness control thumbwheel upward
until click is heard. To activate the automatic dimming feature, turn the brightness
control thumbwheel downward. When the
thumbwheel is in the minimum brightness
position, the instrument panel lights,
except for the meter lights, are turned off.
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The 2WD/i-AWD switch is located on the
center console.
For details on how to use the 2WD/i-AWD
switch, refer to “Using the 2WD/i-AWD
Switch” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
Heated Rear Window and
Heated Outside Rearview
Mirrors (if equipped) Switch
When the rear window is misted, push this
switch (1) to clear the window.
CAUTION
The heated rear window and the
heated outside rearview mirrors (if
equipped) use a large amount of electricity. Be sure to turn off after the
window and mirrors have become
clear.
Type 1
(2)
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(1)
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Type 2
If the driver’s outside rearview mirror has
the mark (2), it is also equipped with the
heated outside rearview mirrors. When you
push the switch (1), both the heated outside rearview mirrors and the heated rear
window will operate simultaneously.
An indicator light will be lit when the defogger is on. The defogger will work only
when the engine is running. To turn off the
defogger, push the switch again.
(1)
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Fog Light Switch (if equipped)
Cigarette Lighter and Ashtray
(if equipped)
Cigarette Lighter (if equipped)
CAUTION
To avoid damage to the cigarette
lighter socket, do not use it as an
accessory power source. Some
accessories’ power plug can damage
the inner mechanism of the cigarette
lighter socket.
Ashtray (if equipped)
EXAMPLE
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The front fog light comes on when the fog
light switch is pushed in with the lighting
switch turned to the third position and the
beams set to the low beam position.
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The cigarette lighter will work when the
ignition switch is in the “ACC” or “ON” position.
To use the cigarette lighter, push it all the
way into the receptacle and release it. It
will automatically heat up and will pop out
to its normal position when it is ready for
use.
CAUTION
Holding the cigarette lighter in can
overheat and damage the lighter.
Release the lighter after you push it
in.
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You can fit the ashtray into any of the cup
holders on the center console.
WARNING
Make sure tobacco is fully extinguished before closing the ashtrays.
Never throw waste in the ashtrays: it
could create a fire hazard.
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Information Display
Clock (1)
The clock is shown when the ignition
switch is in the “ACC” or “ON” position.
EXAMPLE
(4)(5)
(7)
(1)
(2)
(6)(8)
(3)
The unit display of the thermometer will
blink.
To set the clock, follow the instructions
below.
• To set the hour display, push the “H” button (4) repeatedly to advance the hour
display. To advance the hour display
quickly, hold in the “H” button (4) for
about 1 second and continue holding.
• To set the minute display, push the “M”
button (5) repeatedly to advance the
minute display. To advance the minute
display quickly, hold in the “M” button (5)
for about 1 second and continue holding.
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(1) Clock
(2) Thermometer
(3) Instantaneous fuel consumption/Average fuel consumption/Driving range
(4) “H” button
(5) “M” button
(6) “DISP” button
(7) Freezing mark
(8) “SET” button
Thermometer (2)
The thermometer shows the outside temperature when the ignition switch is in the
“ON” position.
If the outside temperature nears freezing,
the mark (7) will come on when the display
shows the outside temperature.
NOTE:
The thermometer will not indicate the
actual outside temperature when driving at
low speed, or when stopped.
You can change the unit indication of the
thermometer between °F and °C.
To change the indication, follow the instructions below.
1) Hold in the “SET” button (8) for more
than 2 seconds.
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2) Push the “SET” button (8) quickly to
change the indication between °F and
°C as shown in the illustration.
3) Hold in the “SET” button (8) for more
than 2 seconds, and the unit indication
will stop blinking.
If you don’t push the “SET” button (8)
within about 8 seconds after the unit
display starts blinking, the unit display
will automatically stop blinking.
Fuel Consumption and Driving
Range (3)
This display can be changed to show
instantaneous fuel consumption, average
fuel consumption, or driving range. Also,
the display of fuel consumption can be
turned off if you desire.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
Instantaneous fuel consumption (a)
If you selected instantaneous fuel consumption the last time you drove the vehicle, the display indicates “--.-” when the
ignition switch is turned to the “ACC” or
“ON” position. Unless the vehicle is moving, the display will indicate “--.-”.
(a)
Average fuel consumption (b)
If you selected average fuel consumption
the last time you drove the vehicle, the display shows the last value of average fuel
consumption when the ignition switch is
turned to the “ACC” or “ON” position.
Unless you reset the value of average fuel
consumption, the display will show the
value of average fuel consumption which
includes average fuel consumption during
previous driving.
(b)
(c)
To reset the value of average fuel consumption, hold in the “DISP” button (6) for
more than 2 seconds when the display
shows an average fuel consumption value.
The display will indicate “--.-” and then will
show a new average fuel consumption
value after driving for a short time.
(d)
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Every time you push the “DISP” button (6),
the display will be changed among the following four displays.
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
Instantaneous fuel consumption
Average fuel consumption
Driving range
No display
Driving range (c)
If you selected driving range the last time
you drove the vehicle, the display shows “-.-” for a few seconds and then shows the
current driving range when the ignition
switch is turned to the “ON” position.
until the fuel gauge indicates “E” based
current driving conditions.
When the remaining fuel in fuel tank
reaches a low level, the display “--.-” will
appear.
If the low fuel warning light comes on, fill
the fuel tank immediately regardless of the
value of driving range shown in the display.
As the driving range after refueling is calculated based on the last driving condition,
the value is different each time you refuel.
NOTE:
• When you reconnect the negative (-) terminal to the battery, the value of driving
range will be shown after driving for a
while.
• For a new vehicle with low mileage, the
driving range may not be shown
promptly in the display when begining to
drive. The driving range will be shown
after a while.
NOTE:
The values of fuel consumption and driving
range shown in the display are affected by
conditions such as the following;
• road condition
• surrounding traffic condition
• driving condition
• vehicle condition
• when the malfunction indicator light
comes on or blinks
The driving range shown in the display is
the approximate distance you can drive
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Unit indication of fuel consumption and
driving range
You can change the unit indication of fuel
consumption when selecting instantaneous fuel consumption or average fuel
consumption in the display.
You can also change the unit indication of
driving range when selecting driving range
in the display.
To change the unit indication in the display,
follow the instructions below.
You should operate the display before the
vehicle moves.
1) Hold in the “SET” button (8) for more
than 2 seconds.
The unit display of the thermometer will
blink.
2) Push the “M” button (5), and the unit
display of fuel consumption (or driving
range) will blink.
Fuel consumption
Front Passenger’s Seat Belt
Reminder Light
Driving range
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3) Push the “SET” button (8) quickly to
change the indication as shown in the
above illustrations.
4) Push the “SET” button (8) for more than
2 seconds, and the unit display will stop
blinking and the display will stay on. If
you don’t push the “DISP” button (6)
within about 8 seconds, the unit display
will automatically stop blinking and the
display will stay on.
NOTE:
“MPG” is based on US gallons.
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NOTE:
When you reconnect the negative (–) terminal to the battery, the information display
will be reinitialized. Readjust the display. If
you select driving range, the display will be
shown after driving for a while.
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The front passenger’s seat belt reminder
light is located in the information display. If
there is a passenger in the front seat and
the front passenger’s seat belt is unbuckled about 10 seconds after the ignition
switch is turned to the “ON” position, this
light will come on and then blink. When the
light comes on, a buzzer will also sound
intermittently for about 6 seconds. The
reminder will repeat several times under
certain conditions until the front passenger’s seat belt is buckled. After repeating
several times, the reminder will be canceled even if the front passenger’s seat
belt remains unbuckled.
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For details about the seat belt reminder,
refer to “Seat Belts and Child Restraint
Systems” in the “BEFORE DRIVING” section.
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 buckling your seat belt before putting the
key in the ignition.
seconds to let you know the indicator is
working.
Glove Box
This indicator will come on and remain on
when the front passenger sensing system
has turned off the front passenger’s air
bag.
For details about the front passenger sensing system, refer to “Supplemental
Restraint System (air bags)” in the
“BEFORE DRIVIING” section.
Theft Deterrent Light
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“PASS AIRBAG OFF” Indicator
To open the glove box, pull the latch lever.
To close it, push the lid until it latches
securely.
80J058
This light will blink with the ignition switch
in the “OFF” or “ACC” position. The blinking light is intended to deter theft by leading others to believe that the vehicle is
equipped with a security system.
WARNING
Never drive with the glove box lid
open. It could cause injury if an accident occurs.
80J024
The “PASS AIRBAG OFF” indicator is
located on the information display. When
the ignition switch is turned to the “ON”
position, this indicator comes on for several
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Heating and Air Conditioning
System
There are three types of heating and air
conditioning systems as follows:
Air Outlet
EXAMPLE
1
• Heating System
• Manual Heating and Air Conditioning
System
• Automatic Heating and Air Conditioning
System (Climate Control)
1
2
2
3
4
5
2
3
2
5
5
5
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Windshield defroster outlet
Side defroster outlet
Side outlet
Center outlet
Floor outlet
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Heating System
Side outlet
Air flow selector (3)
Description of Controls
(c)
(4)
(b)
(a)
(d)
(e)
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(1)
(2)
(3)
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Temperature selector (1)
This is used to select the temperature by
turning the selector.
This is used to select one of the functions
described below.
Ventilation (a)
Blower speed selector (2)
This is used to turn on the blower and to
select blower speed by turning the selector.
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63J045
When “Open”, air comes out regardless of
the air flow selector position.
Temperature-controlled air comes out of
the center and side air outlets.
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Heat & defrost (d)
Bi-level (b)
Air intake selector (4)
(f)
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79J068
Temperature-controlled air comes out of
the floor outlets and cooler air comes out
of the center and side outlets. When the
temperature selector (1) is in the fully
COLD position or fully HOT position, however, the air from the floor outlets and the
air from the center and side outlets will be
the same temperature.
Temperature-controlled air comes out of
the floor outlets, the windshield defroster
outlets, the side defroster outlets and the
side outlets.
Defrost (e)
Heat (c)
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79J067
Temperature-controlled air comes out of
the floor outlets and the side outlets, also
comes out of the windshield defroster outlets and the side defroster outlets slightly.
Temperature-controlled air comes out of
the windshield defroster outlets, the side
defroster outlets and the side outlets.
(g)
63J047
This selector is used to select the following
modes.
Fresh Air (f)
When this mode is selected, the indicator
light will go off and outside air is used.
Recirculated Air (g)
When this mode is selected, the indicator
light will come on, outside air is shut out
and inside air is recirculated. This mode is
suitable when driving through dusty or polluted air such as in a tunnel, or when
attempting to quickly cool down the interior.
“FRESH AIR” and “RECIRCULATED AIR”
are switched alternately each time the air
intake selector is pushed.
NOTE:
If you select “RECIRCULATED AIR” for an
extended period of time, the air in the vehicle can become contaminated. Therefore,
you should occasionally select “FRESH
AIR”.
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System Operating Instructions
Natural ventilation
Select “VENTILATION” and “FRESH AIR”,
the temperature selector to the desired
temperature position, and the blower
speed selector to “OFF”. Fresh air will flow
through the vehicle during driving.
Forced ventilation
The control settings are the same as for
natural ventilation except you set the
blower speed selector to a position other
than “OFF”.
Normal heating (using outside air)
Select “HEAT” and “FRESH AIR”, the temperature selector to the desired temperature position and the blower speed selector
to the desired blower speed position. Setting the blower speed selector to a higher
blower speed position increases heating
efficiency.
Quick heating (using recirculated air)
The control settings are the same as for
normal heating except you select “RECIRCULATED AIR”. If you use this heating
method for an extended period of time, the
air in the vehicle can become contaminated and the windows can become misty.
Therefore, use this method only for quick
heating and change to the normal heating
method as soon as possible.
perature position, and the blower speed
selector to the desired blower speed position. Unless the temperature selector is in
the fully COLD position or fully HOT position, the air that comes out of the center
and side outlets will be cooler than the air
that comes out of the floor outlets.
Defrosting/Feet warmed heating
Select “HEAT & DEFROST” and “FRESH
AIR”, the temperature selector to the
desired temperature position, and the
blower speed selector to HIGH. When the
windshield has become clear, set the
blower speed selector to the desired
blower speed position.
Defrosting
Select “DEFROST” and “FRESH AIR”, the
temperature selector to the desired temperature position (higher temperature provides more efficient defrosting), and the
blower speed selector to HIGH. When the
windshield has become clear, set the
blower speed selector to the desired
blower speed position.
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NOTE:
If you need maximum defrosting, adjust the
temperature selector to the HOT end and
adjust the side outlets so the air blows on
the side window, in addition to the above
Defrosting steps.
Head cooled/Feet warmed heating
Select “BI-LEVEL” and “FRESH AIR”, the
temperature selector to the desired tem-
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Manual Heating and Air
Conditioning System
Air flow selector (3)
Bi-level (b)
(c)
Description of Controls
(4)
(b)
(d)
79J066
(a)
(e)
80JC043
(1)
(5)
(2)
This is used to select one of the functions
described below.
(3)
80JC042
Temperature-controlled air comes out of
the floor outlets and cooler air comes out
of the center and side outlets. When the
temperature selector (1) is in the fully
COLD position or fully HOT position, however, the air from the floor outlets and the
air from the center and side outlets will be
the same temperature.
Heat (c)
Ventilation (a)
Temperature selector (1)
This is used to select the temperature by
turning the selector.
Blower speed selector (2)
This is used to turn on the blower and to
select blower speed by turning the selector.
79J067
79J065
Temperature-controlled air comes out of
the center and side air outlets.
Temperature-controlled air comes out of
the floor outlets and the side outlets, also
comes out of the windshield defroster outlets and the side defroster outlets slightly.
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Air intake selector (4)
Heat & defrost (d)
(f)
79J068
Temperature-controlled air comes out of
the floor outlets, the windshield defroster
outlets, the side defroster outlets and the
side outlets.
Defrost (e)
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Temperature-controlled air comes out of
the windshield defroster outlets, the side
defroster outlets and the side outlets.
NOTE:
When the air flow selector (3) is turned
either to “Heat & defrost (d)” or “Defrost
(e)”, the air conditioning system will come
on and the “FRESH AIR” mode will be
selected automatically.
(g)
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This selector is used to select the following
modes.
Fresh Air (f)
When this mode is selected, the indicator
light will go off and outside air is used.
Recirculated Air (g)
When this mode is selected, the indicator
light will come on, outside air is shut out
and inside air is recirculated. This mode is
suitable when driving through dusty or polluted air such as in a tunnel, or when
attempting to quickly cool down the interior.
Air conditioning switch (5)
To turn on the air conditioning system,
push in the “A/C” switch and set the blower
speed selector to a position other than
“OFF”. With this “A/C” switch operation, a
indicator light will come on when the air
conditioning system is on. To turn off the
air conditioning system, push the “A/C”
switch again.
During operation of the air conditioner, you
may notice slight changes in engine
speed. These changes are normal, the
system is designed so that the compressor
turns on or off to maintain the desired temperature.
Less operation of the compressor results
in better fuel economy.
“FRESH AIR” and “RECIRCULATED AIR”
are switched alternately each time the air
intake selector is pushed.
NOTE:
If you select “RECIRCULATED AIR” for an
extended period of time, the air in the vehicle can become contaminated. Therefore,
you should occasionally select “FRESH
AIR”.
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System Operating Instructions
Natural ventilation
Select “VENTILATION” and “FRESH AIR”,
the temperature selector to the desired
temperature position, and the blower
speed selector to “OFF”. Fresh air will flow
through the vehicle during driving.
Forced ventilation
The control settings are the same as for
natural ventilation except you set the
blower speed selector to a position other
than “OFF”.
Normal heating (using outside air)
Select “HEAT” and “FRESH AIR”, the temperature selector to the desired temperature position and the blower speed selector
to the desired blower speed position. Setting the blower speed selector to a higher
blower speed position increases heating
efficiency.
Quick heating (using recirculated air)
The control settings are the same as for
normal heating except you select “RECIRCULATED AIR”. If you use this heating
method for an extended period of time, the
air in the vehicle can become contaminated and the windows can become misty.
Therefore, use this method only for quick
heating and change to the normal heating
method as soon as possible.
Head cooled/Feet warmed heating
Select “BI-LEVEL” and “FRESH AIR”, the
temperature selector to the desired tem-
perature position, and the blower speed
selector to the desired blower speed position. Unless the temperature selector is in
the fully COLD position or fully HOT position, the air that comes out of the center
and side outlets will be cooler than the air
that comes out of the floor outlets.
Normal cooling
Turn on the “A/C” switch, set the air flow
selector to “VENTILATION”, the temperature selector to the desired temperature
position and the blower speed selector to
the desired blower speed position. Setting
the blower speed selector to a higher
blower speed position increases cooling
efficiency.
You can switch the air intake selector to
either “FRESH AIR” or “RECIRCULATED
AIR” as you desire. Choosing “RECIRCULATED AIR” increases cooling efficiency.
while you operate the air conditioner with
the air intake selector at “FRESH AIR”
and the blower at high speed.
Dehumidifying
Turn on the “A/C” switch, set the air flow
selector to a desired air flow selector position, and select “FRESH AIR”, the temperature selector to the desired temperature
position, and the blower speed selector to
the desired blower speed position.
NOTE:
Because the air conditioner dehumidifies
the air, turning it on will help keep the windows clear, even when blowing heated air
using the “DEFROST” or “HEAT &
DEFROST” functions.
Quick cooling (using recirculated air)
The control settings are the same as for
normal cooling except you select “RECIRCULATED AIR” and the highest blower
speed.
NOTE:
• If you select “RECIRCULATED AIR” for
an extended period of time, the air in the
vehicle can become contaminated.
Therefore, you should occasionally
select “FRESH AIR”.
• If your vehicle has been left in the sun
with the windows closed, it will cool
faster if you open the windows briefly
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Maintenance
If you do not use the air conditioner for a
long period, such as during winter, it may
not give the best performance when you
start using it again. To help maintain optimum performance and durability of your air
conditioner, it needs to be run periodically.
Operate the air conditioner at least once a
month for one minute with the engine
idling. This circulates the refrigerant and oil
and helps protect the internal components.
EXAMPLE
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NOTE:
If you need maximum defrosting:
• select “DEFROST” and “FRESH AIR”,
• turn on the “A/C” switch,
• set the blower speed selector to HIGH,
• adjust the temperature selector to the
HOT end, and
• adjust the side outlets so the air blows
on the side windows.
Your air conditioner is equipped with air filters. Clean or replace them as specified in
the “Maintenance Schedule” in the
“INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE” section. Have this job done by your SUZUKI
dealer as the lower glove box must be lowered for this job.
NOTE:
Your vehicle uses the air conditioning
refrigerant HFC-134a, commonly called
“R-134a”. R-134a replaced R-12 around
1993 for automotive applications. Other
refrigerants are available, including recycled R-12, but only R-134a should be used
in your vehicle.
Automatic Heating and Air
Conditioning System
(Climate Control)
Description of Controls
(1)
(2)
(3)
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CAUTION
Using the wrong refrigerant may
damage your air conditioning system. Use R-134a only. Do not mix or
replace the R-134a with other refrigerants.
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Temperature selector/Air conditioning
switch (1)
Blower speed selector/Air intake selector (2)
EXAMPLE
(a)
(b)
65D493
FRESH AIR
When this mode is selected, the indicator
light (a) will come on and outside air is
used.
(4)
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79J096
This is used to select the temperature by
turning the selector.
This is used to turn on the blower and to
select blower speed.
Also, this is used to turn on and off the air
conditioning system by pushing the switch.
To turn on the air conditioning system,
push in the switch and the A/C indicator
light (4) will come on. To turn off the air
conditioning system, push in the switch
again and the A/C indicator light (4) will go
off.
If the selector is in “AUTO” position, the
blower speed will vary as the climate control system maintains the selected temperature.
RECIRCULATED AIR
When this mode is selected, the indicator
light (b) will come on, outside air is shut out
and inside air is recirculated. This mode is
suitable when driving through the polluted
air such as a tunnel, or attempting to
quickly cool down.
“FRESH AIR” and “RECIRCULATED AIR”
are switched alternately each time the air
intake selector is pushed.
Also, this is used to select the following
modes by pushing the selector.
NOTE:
If the A/C indicator light (4) blinks, there is
a problem in the heating system and/or air
conditioning system. You should have the
system inspected by an authorized
SUZUKI dealer.
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(d)
(e)
(c)
(f)
(h)
Heat & defrost (f)
Bi-level (d)
Air flow selector (3)
(g)
79J097
AUTO (h)
Temperature-controlled air comes out of
various outlets automatically.
79J066
79J068
Temperature-controlled air comes out of
the floor outlets and cooler air comes out
of the center and side outlets. When the
temperature selector (1) is in the fully
COLD position or fully HOT position, however, the air from the floor outlets and the
air from the center and side outlets will be
the same temperature.
Temperature-controlled air comes out of
the floor outlets, the windshield defroster
outlets, the side defroster outlets and the
side outlets.
Defrost (g)
Heat (e)
Ventilation (c)
79J069
79J067
79J065
Temperature-controlled air comes out of
the center and side air outlets.
Temperature-controlled air comes out of
the floor outlets and the side outlets, also
comes out of the windshield defroster outlets and the side defroster outlets slightly.
Temperature-controlled air comes out of
the windshield defroster outlets, the side
defroster outlets and the side outlets.
NOTE:
When the air flow selector (3) is turned
either to “Heat & defrost (f)” or “Defrost
(g)”, the air conditioning system will come
on and the “FRESH AIR” mode will be
selected automatically. But in very cold
weather, the air conditioning system will
not turn on.
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System Operating Instructions
When you turn the air conditioning switch
off, the climate control system cannot
lower the inside temperature below outside
temperature.
Automatic operation
EXAMPLE
(1)
a position other than “AUTO”, then turn
to the “AUTO” position again.
To turn the climate control system off, turn
the blower speed selector (2) to the “OFF”
position
(2)
(3)
80J097
You can let the climate control system work
automatically. To set the system in fullyautomatic operation, follow the procedure
below.
1) Set the desired temperature by turning
the temperature selector (1).
2) Turn the blower speed selector (2) to
the “AUTO” position.
3) Turn the air flow selector (3) to the
“AUTO” position.
Then the blower speed selector/air intake
selector (2) and air flow selector (3) are
controlled automatically to maintain the set
temperature.
The air conditioning switch (1) is to be
selected manually according to your taste.
NOTE:
• To find your comfortable zone, start with
the 75°F (25°C) setting.
• If you turn the temperature selector (1) to
the highest or lowest limit, the climate
control system will operate at the maximum cooling or heating and the blower
will run at nearly full speed.
• To avoid blowing cold air in cold weather
or hot air in hot weather, the system will
delay turning on the blower until warmed
or chilled air is available.
• If your vehicle has been left in the sun
with the windows closed, it will cool
faster if you open the windows briefly.
• Even under the automatic operation, you
can set some of the blower speed selector/air intake selector (2) and air flow
selector (3) into manual mode. Then the
manually selected function is maintained
preferentially, and the other functions
remain under automatic operation.
• To return the air intake selector (2) to
automatic operation when both the
blower speed selector (2) and the air
flow selector (3) are in the “AUTO” position, turn either the selector (2) or (3) to
(G)
(F)
EXAMPLE
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Be careful not to cover the interior temperature sensor (F) between the steering
wheel and the climate control panel, or the
solar sensor (G) located at the top of the
driver’s side dashboard. These sensors
are used by the automatic system to regulate temperature.
Manual operation
You can manually control the climate control system. Set the selectors to your
desired position.
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Maintenance
If you do not use the air conditioner for a
long period, such as during winter, it may
not give the best performance when you
start using it again. To help maintain optimum performance and durability of your air
conditioner, it needs to be run periodically.
Operate the air conditioner at least once a
month for one minute with the engine
idling. This circulates the refrigerant and oil
and helps protect the internal components.
79J070
NOTE:
If you need maximum defrosting:
• set the air flow selector to “DEFROST”
(the air conditioning system will come on
and the “FRESH AIR” mode will be
selected automatically),
• set the blower speed selector to HIGH,
• adjust the temperature selector to the
HOT end, and
• adjust the side outlets so the air blows
on the side windows.
Audio Systems
There are two types of audio system as
shown below:
Type 1
NOTE:
Your vehicle uses the air conditioning
refrigerant HFC-134a, commonly called
“R-134a”. R-134a replaced R-12 around
1993 for automotive applications. Other
refrigerants are available, including recycled R-12, but only R-134a should be used
in your vehicle.
CAUTION
80J059
AM/FM/XM CD PLAYER
WITH CD CHANGER CONTROL
Using the wrong refrigerant may
damage your air conditioning system. Use R-134a only. Do not mix or
replace the R-134a with other refrigerants.
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Precautions
Type 2
80J060
AM/FM/XM 6-CD PLAYER
WITH CD CHANGER CONTROL
• When the inside of the car is very cold
and the player is used soon after switching on the heater, moisture may form on
the disc or the optical parts of the player
and proper playback may not be possible. If moisture forms on the disc, wipe it
off with a soft cloth. If moisture forms on
the optical parts of the player, do not use
the player for about one hour, this will
allow the condensation to disappear normally.
• Driving on extremely bumpy roads which
cause severe vibrations may cause
sound to skip.
• This unit uses a precision mechanism.
Even in the event that trouble arises,
never open the case, disassemble the
unit, or lubricate the rotating parts.
Please bring the unit to an authorized
SUZUKI dealer or a Clarion service
Department.
Cautions on Handling
(A)
52D274
This unit has been designed specifically for
playback of compact discs bearing the
mark (A).
No other discs can be played.
Removing the disc
Proper way to hold
the compact disc
52D275
To remove the compact disc from its storage case, press down on the center of the
case and lift the disc out, holding it carefully by the edges.
Always handle the compact disc by the
edges.
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prevent the system from operating properly.
Never touch the surface.
52D348
52D347
To remove fingermarks and dust, use a
soft cloth, and wipe in a straight line from
the center of the compact disc to the circumference.
Never stick labels on the surface of the
compact disc or mark the surface with a
pencil or pen.
(B)
(C)
(B)
52D349
Do not use any solvents such as commercially available cleaners, anti-static spray,
or thinner to clean compact discs.
52D351
Do not expose compact discs to direct sunlight or any heat source.
NOTE:
• Do not use commercially available CD
protection sheets or discs equipped with
stabilizers, etc.
These may get caught in the internal
mechanism and damage the disc.
• CD-R discs may not be able to playback
in this unit due to the recording conditions.
• CD-RW discs can not playback in this
unit.
52D277
New discs may have some roughness
around the edges. The unit may not work
or the sound may skip if such discs are
used. Use a ball-point pen (B), etc. to
remove the roughness (C) from edges of
the disc before insertion inside the unit.
52D350
Do not use compact discs that have large
scratches, are misshaped, or cracked, etc.
Use of such discs will cause damage or
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Basic Operations
(1) Power on/off knob
Volume control knob
(2) Tone/balance/fader control knob
(3) Preset button 5
(4) Preset button 6
Type 1 AM/FM/XM CD PLAYER WITH CD CHANGER CONTROL
(1)
(2)
(3) (4)
Type 2 AM/FM/XM 6-CD PLAYER WITH CD CHANGER CONTROL
(1)
(2)
(3) (4)
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Turning power on/off
Press the power on/off knob (1).
The unit starts in the function mode it was
in when the power was turned off last.
Adjusting the volume
Turn the volume control knob (1).
Turning it clockwise increases the volume;
turning it counterclockwise decreases the
volume.
NOTE:
While driving, adjust the volume to an
extent that sound and/or noise coming
from outside the car can be heard.
Adjusting bass/treble/balance/fader
1) Press the tone/balance/fader control
knob (2).
Each time it is pressed, sound adjustment is changed as follows:
Bass adjustment (BASS 0)
Treble adjustment (TREBLE 0)
Balance adjustment (BALANCE 0)
Fader adjustment (FADER 0)
AVC adjustment (AVC LEVEL 2)
Original mode
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2) Turn the tone/balance/fader control
knob (2) to adjust the sound.
Adjusting the AVC (Auto volume control)
The Automatic Volume Control (AVC) function automatically adjusts (increases/
decreases) the sound volume in accordance with vehicle speed. The AVC control
is provided with three selectable levels
(LEVEL OFF, 1, 2, 3). The range of volume
adjustment increases together with the
LEVEL number,
1) Press the tone/balance/fader control
knob (2) until the AVC adjustment mode
is selected.
2) Turn the tone/balance/fader control
knob (2) to select the desired AVC
adjustment level. (Initial setting: LEVEL
2)
Adjusting the contrast of the display
1) Press the tone/balance/fader/control
knob (2) and preset button 5 (3), preset
button 6 (4) simultaneously.
2) To adjust the contrast of the display,
turn the power on/off knob (1).
Cancel the dimmer condition
Each time you press the power on/off knob
(1) for two seconds with the lighting switch
on, the background brightness of the audio
display will switch between normal and
dimmed.
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Listening to the Radio
Display
(C)
Type 1 AM/FM/XM CD PLAYER WITH CD CHANGER CONTROL
(A)
(B)
(D)
(2)
(3)
(6)
(1)
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(4)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
Band switch button (FM/AM)
Seek up button
Seek down button
Manual tuning knob
Preset buttons (1 to 6)
Auto store button (AS)/
Scan button (SCAN)
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
Band
Preset channel number
Stereo indicator
Frequency
(5)
Type 2 AM/FM/XM 6-CD PLAYER WITH CD CHANGER CONTROL
(6)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
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Selecting the reception band
Press the band switch button (1).
Each time the button is pressed, the reception band is switched as follows:
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Seek tuning
Press the seek up button (2) or the seek
down button (3).
The unit stops searching for a station at a
frequency where a broadcast station is
available.
Manual tuning
Turn the manual tuning knob (4).
The frequency being received is displayed.
Preset memory
1) Select the desired station.
2) Select the preset button (5) to which
you want to store the station and press
and hold the button for 2 seconds or
longer.
Auto store
Press and hold the auto store button (6) for
2 seconds or longer.
Six stations in total are automatically
stored to the preset buttons (5) in sequential order, starting from the lower frequencies.
NOTE:
• When the auto store is performed, the
station previously stored in the memory
at the position is overwritten.
• When there are fewer than 6 stations
that can be stored even if 2 rounds of
auto store operation are performed, the
stations previously stored at the remaining preset buttons (5) are not overwritten.
Scan tuning
1) Press the scan button (6).
Stations are automatically sought for in
a sequential order, starting from a station being currently received, and scan
stops for 5 seconds at a frequency
where there is a station available.
2) Press the scan button (6) again to stop
scanning at the frequency being currently received.
Receiving a stereo broadcast station
If a stereo broadcast station is received,
the stereo indicator will light.
Radio Reception
Radio reception can be affected by environment, atmospheric conditions, or radio
signal’s power and distance from the station. Nearby mountains and buildings may
interfere or deflect radio reception, causing
poor reception. Poor reception or radio
static can also be caused by electric current from overhead wires or high voltage
power lines.
Radio Antenna
SX4
EXAMPLE
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The radio antenna on the roof is removable. To remove the antenna, turn it counterclockwise. To reinstall the antenna, turn
it clockwise firmly by hand.
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CAUTION
To avoid damage to the radio
antenna:
• Remove the antenna before using
an automatic car wash.
• Remove the antenna when it is possible for the antenna to hit something such as a low ceiling in a
parking garage or putting a car
cover over your car.
• Remove the antenna before putting a car cover over your vehicle.
Listening to a CD
CAUTION
(A)
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• CDs or CD-ROMs carrying no mark (A)
cannot be used.
• Some discs previously recorded in CDR\CD-RW format may not be used.
• Never insert your finger or hand
into the CD insertion slot. Never
insert foreign objects.
• Never insert a CD with glue coming
out from adhesive tape or a rental
CD label or with a trace indicating
that adhesive tape or a rental CD
label has been removed. This may
cause the CD not to eject or result
in a malfunction.
SX4 SEDAN
The radio antenna wire is printed inside
the rear window.
CAUTION
• Do not attach any metal objects to
the rear window glass, or place
metallic film near it. Either of these
conditions may cause poor reception or noise.
• When cleaning the inside of the
rear window, be careful not to
scratch or damage the rear window
antenna. Wipe the rear window
lightly along the antenna with a
dampened soft cloth.
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• A CD is inserted with its label facing
upward.
• When there is a CD already loaded in
the unit, another CD cannot be loaded at
the same time. Do not use force when
inserting the CD into the CD insertion
slot.
• If a blank disc (non recorded CD-R) is
loaded in the unit, the disc will be
ejected.
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Type 1
AM/FM/XM CD PLAYER WITH CD CHANGER CONTROL (Built in CD Player)
Display
(D)
(A)
(B)
(C)
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(1)
(6)
(2)
(4)
(3)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
CD insertion slot
CD eject button
Disc button (CD/AUX)
Track up button/Fast forward button
Track down button/Rewind button
Repeat button (RPT)
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
Mode indicator
Track number
Play time
Repeat indicator
(5)
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NOTE:
About Single CDs (8 cm CDs)
• No adapter is required to play a single
CD.
• A single CD is inserted from the center
of the CD insertion slot.
• Since an ejected single CD is not automatically reloaded, be sure to remove
the ejected single CD.
Loading a CD
Insert a CD in the CD insertion slot (1).
When a CD is loaded, play starts and the
CD indicator (A) lights.
Ejecting a CD
Press the CD eject button (2).
If you left a CD ejected for a period of
about 15 seconds, it will be automatically
drawn inside the unit. (Auto reload function)
The backup eject function:
This function allows you to eject a CD with
the power turned off by pressing the CD
eject button (2).
CAUTION
If you forcefully try to push an ejected
CD inside the unit before auto reloading, the disc surface might be
scratched.
Selecting a track
• Press the track up button (4) to listen to
the next track.
• Press the track down button (5) twice to
listen to the previous track.
When the track down button (5) is
pressed once, the track being currently
played will return to the beginning.
Fast forwarding/Rewinding a track
• Hold in the fast forward button (4) to
advance a track rapidly.
• Hold in the rewind button (5) to rewind a
track.
Repeat play
Press the repeat button (6).
The repeat indicator (D) lights and the
track currently being played is played
repeatedly.
Press the repeat button (6) again to cancel
repeat play.
Listening to a CD
When a CD is inserted, it is automatically
played back.
When a CD is already inside the unit,
press the disc button (3) to play back the
CD. When a CD is inside the unit, the CD
indicator (A) is lit on the display unit.
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Type 2
AM/FM/XM 6-CD PLAYER WITH CD CHANGER CONTROL (Built-in CD Changer)
Display
(F)
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
(E)
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(3)
(1)
(4)
(8)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(2)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
Load button (LOAD)
Disc select buttons (1 to 6)
CD insertion slot
CD eject button
Disc button (CD/AUX)
Track up button/Fast forward button
Track down button/Rewind button
Repeat button (RPT)
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
(E)
(F)
Mode indicator
Disc number
Track number
Play time
CD indicator
Repeat indicator
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NOTE:
About Single CDs (8 cm CDs)
• Since the unit is not compatible with a
single CD, do not load it into the unit.
• Keep in mind the fact that a single CD
cannot be played even using a single CD
adaptor for the unit.
• When a single CD is loaded into the unit
accidentally, it will be ejected immediately. Please be sure to remove it.
If you forcefully try to push it into the unit
without removing it, the CD cannot be
ejected. This will result in a damage to
the mechanism. Please never do this.
Loading one CD
1) Press the load button (1), then press
one of the disc select buttons (2) that
corresponds to the slot into which you
want to load a CD.
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Both the indication “In” and the selected
disc number in the CD indicator will blink
for about 15 seconds.
2) Load the CD into the CD insertion slot
(3). When the CD is loaded, play starts.
The disk number in the CD indicator will
light.
CAUTION
You can load a CD only while the indication “In” is blinking for about 15
seconds. During that period, the
shutter located in the depth of the CD
insertion slot (3) is opened. After 15
seconds time has elapsed, the indication “In” disappears from the display and the shutter closes, making it
impossible to load a CD. If you try to
load the CD with the shutter closed,
the CD may damage the shutter.
Never do this.
Loading multiple CDs
1) Press the load button (1) for 2 seconds
or longer.
The indication “CD ALL” appears in the
display, and then the indication “In” and
a disc number in the CD indicator will
blink for about 15 seconds.
2) Load a CD into the CD insertion slot
(3).
3) The indication “In” and the next disc
number will blink in the display. Load
the next CD.
4) After loading the required number of
CD’s, press any disc select button (2) to
select the desired CD to listen to. If no
select button is pressed, play will start
from the first loaded CD.
Only the numbers in the CD indicator that
correspond to the loaded slots will light.
Ejecting one CD
1) Select the CD you want to remove with
the disc select buttons (2).
2) Press the CD eject button (4).
If you leave the ejected CD without
removing it, it will be drawn into the unit
automatically after about 15 seconds.
(Auto reload function)
The buck up eject mechanism:
This function allows you to eject the CD
loaded in the unit with the unit turned off
only by pressing the CD eject button (4).
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Ejecting all the CDs
Press the CD eject button (4) for 2 seconds
or longer. All the CDs will be ejected from
the unit in a sequential manner.
• Please prepare a location where
removed CDs can be stored.
• If you leave the ejected CD without
removing it, it will be drawn into the unit
automatically after about 15 seconds.
(Auto reload function)
The buck up eject mechanism:
This function allows you to eject the CD
loaded in the unit with the unit turned off
only by pressing the CD eject button (4).
CAUTION
If you try to push an ejected CD
inside the unit forcibly before auto
reloading, the disc surface might be
scratched.
Listening to a CD
1) When a CD is inserted, it is automatically played back.
When a CD is already inside the unit,
press the disc button (5) to play back
the CD. When a CD is inside the unit,
the CD indicator (A) is lit on the display
unit.
2) If you want to play another CD, select it
with the disc select buttons (2).
Play starts from the point on the disc
that the unit played last (Last position
memory).
Selecting a track
• Press the track up button (6) to listen to
the next track.
• Press the track down button (7) twice to
listen to the previous track.
When the track down button (7) is
pressed once, the track being currently
played will return to the beginning.
Fast forwarding/Rewinding a track
• Hold in the fast forward button (6) to
advance a track rapidly.
• Hold in the rewind button (7) to rewind a
track.
Repeat play
Press the repeat button (8).
Each time the button is pressed, repeat
play mode changes as follows:
TRACK REPEAT
OFF
DISC REPEAT
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NOTE:
This operation should be performed within
2 seconds.
To cancel repeat play, press the repeat button (8) several times to change the repeat
play mode to OFF.
• TRACK REPEAT
The indication “TRACK RPT” appears in
the display for 2 seconds and then the
repeat indicator (F) lights.
The track currently being played is
played repeatedly.
• DISC REPEAT
The indication “DISC RPT” appears in
the display for 2 seconds and then the
repeat indicator (F) lights.
When all the tracks on the disc currently
being played finish playing, play starts
again at the beginning of the disc.
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Listening to an MP3/WMA Disc
Display (Type 1)
(D)
Type 1 AM/FM/XM CD PLAYER WITH CD CHANGER CONTROL
(A)
(E) (F)
(C)
(B)
(2)
(5)
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(3)
(4)
Display (Type 2)
(1)
(D)
(A)
(B)
(E) (F)
(C)
(G)
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(2)
(5)
(3)
(4)
(1)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Sound control knob
Repeat button (RPT)
Track up button/Fast forward button
Track down button/Rewind button
Display button (DISP)
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
(E)
(F)
(G)
Folder number
Track number
Play time
Repeat indicator
WMA indicator
MP3 indicator
CD indicator
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MP3/WMA MODE
Selecting a folder
Turn the sound control knob (1) to select a
folder.
Repeat play
Press the repeat button (2).
Each time the button is pressed, repeat
play mode changes as follows:
Type 1
TRACK REPEAT
OFF
FOLDER REPEAT
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Type 2
TRACK REPEAT
OFF
FOLDER REPEAT
DISC REPEAT
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NOTE:
This operation should be performed within
2 seconds.
To cancel repeat play, press the repeat button (2) several times to change the repeat
play mode to OFF.
• TRACK REPEAT
The indication “TRACK RPT” appears in
the display for 2 seconds and then the
repeat indicator (D) lights.
The track currently being played is
played repeatedly.
• FOLDER REPEAT
The indication “FOLDER RPT” appears
in the display for 2 seconds and then the
repeat indicator (D) lights.
All the tracks in the folder currently being
played are played repeatedly.
• DISC REPEAT
The indication “DISC RPT” appears in
the display for 2 seconds and then the
repeat indicator (D) lights.
When all the tracks on the disc currently
being played finish playing, play starts
again at the beginning of the disc.
Selecting a track
• Press the track up button (3) to listen to
the next track.
• Press the track down button (4) twice to
listen to the previous track.
When the track down button (4) is
pressed once, the track currently being
played will start again at the beginning.
Displaying CD titles
Press the display button (5).
Each time the button is pressed, the title
changes as follows:
OFF
FOLDER TITLE
ALBUM TITLE
FILE TITLE
ARTIST TITLE
TRACK TITLE
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Forwarding a title
If there is a title with 12 letters or more,
each press will show next letters in the display. (No scrolling is made.)
Press and hold the display button (5) for 2
seconds or longer. A title is changed.
Fast forwarding/Rewinding a track
• Hold in the fast forward button (3) to
advance a track rapidly.
• Hold in the rewind button (4) to rewind a
track.
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Listening to a XM Satellite Radio (Option)
Display
(C)
Type 1 AM/FM/XM CD PLAYER WITH CD CHANGER CONTROL
(A)
(8)
(6)
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(3)
(4)
(1)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(5)
(2)
(7)
XM button
Category button (CAT)
Seek up button
Seek down button
Manual tuning knob
Display button (DISP)
Preset button (1 to 6)
Scan button (SCAN)
(A) Band
(B) Channel number
(C) Category indicator
Type 2 AM/FM/XM 6-CD PLAYER WITH CD CHANGER CONTROL
(8)
(6)
(B)
If you want to purchase XM Satellite Radio
Service, contact your SUZUKI dealer.
It is necessary to buy a special tuner to
receive XM broadcasting.
(3)
(4)
(1)
Your vehicle is capable of receiving XM
Satellite Radio anywhere in the United
States except Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada.
(5)
(2)
(7)
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XM MODE
Selecting a band
Press the XM button (1).
Each time the button is pressed, the band
changes in the following order.
XM1
XM2
Selecting a category
Press the seek up button (3) or seek down
button (4) to select a category.
Displaying the category
Press the category button (2) to have the
currently selected category appear on the
display.
XM3
Selecting a channel
Turn the manual tuning knob (5) to select a
channel.
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Selecting a category
Press the seek up button (3) or the seek
down button (4). The category is changed.
Turning the category function on/off
Press and hold the category button (2) for
2 seconds or longer, and “CATEGORY
ON” appears on the display, the CAT indicator (c) lights up and the CATEGORY
function is activated.
Press and hold the category button (2) for
2 seconds or longer again, and “CATEGORY OFF” appears on the display and
the CAT indicator turns off, indicating that
the CATEGORY function has been turned
off.
NOTE:
The first time you use the radio, turn the
category function on.
NOTE:
When the category function is on, only
those channels included in the selected
category can be selected.
Selecting the item to be displayed
Press the display button (6).
Each time the button is pressed, the item
on display changes in the following order.
CH NUMBER
TITLE
CH NAME
and hold the button for 2 seconds or
longer.
Scan tuning
1) Press the scan button (8).
Stations are automatically searched for
in a sequential order, starting from the
station being currently received, and
scan tuning stops for 5 seconds at the
frequency where there is a station available.
2) Press the scan button (8) again to stop
scanning at the frequency currently
being received.
Satellite Radio Reception
Satellite radio receives signals from two
satellites in orbit over the equator. Therefore, satellite radio reception can be interrupted when there are objects south of
your vehicle. To help compensate for this,
ground-based repeaters are placed in
major metropolitan areas, but depending
on the geographic situation (for example, if
mountains or buildings are on the south
side of your vehicle), you may experience
reception problems.
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Preset memory
1) Select the desired station.
2) Select the preset button (7) to which
you want to store the station and press
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Listening to Audio for AUX (Option)
Display
Type 1 AM/FM/XM CD PLAYER WITH CD CHANGER CONTROL
(A)
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(1) Aux button (CD/AUX)
(A) Mode indicator
Aux function
This system has an external input terminal
so you can listen to audio from an external
device connected to this unit.
(1)
Press the aux button (1).
Each time the button is pressed, the
selected mode is switched as follows:
Type 2 AM/FM/XM 6-CD PLAYER WITH CD CHANGER CONTROL
CD
AUX
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Listening to a CD from an External CD Changer (Option)
Display
(A) (B)
(5)
(C)
(D)
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(3)
(4)
(1)
(G)
(E) (F)
Type 1 AM/FM/XM CD PLAYER WITH CD CHANGER CONTROL
(6)
(2)
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(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
Disc button (CD/AUX)
Disc select buttons (1 to 6)
Track up button/Fast forward button
Track down button/Rewind button
Repeat button (RPT)
Category button (CAT)
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
(E)
(F)
(G)
Mode indicator
Disc number
Track number
Play time
Repeat indicator
Random indicator
CD changer number
(5)
(3)
(4)
(1)
(6)
(2)
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Selecting a CD changer mode
Press the disc button (1).
Each time the button is pressed, the
selected CD plays as follows:
Built-in CD player
Selecting a disc
Press the disc select button (2) corresponding to the disc number you want to
listen to.
Play starts from the first track on the disc. If
a disc number having no disc is pressed,
the selection will be invalid.
Selecting a track
• Press the track up button (3) to listen to
the next track.
• Press the track down button (4) twice to
listen to the previous track.
When the track down button (4) is
pressed once, the track currently being
played will start again at the beginning.
CD changer 1
CD changer 2
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• When only one CD changer is connected to this unit, CD changer 2 is
skipped.
• When no CD is loaded in the built-in CD
player, the built-in CD player is skipped.
Fast forwarding/Rewinding a track
• Hold in the fast forward button (3) to
advance a track rapidly.
• Hold in the rewind button (4) to rewind a
track.
Random play
Press the category button (6).
Each time the button is pressed, the mode
changes in the following order.
TRACK RANDOM
OFF
DISC RANDOM
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NOTE:
This operation should be performed within
2 seconds.
To cancel random play, press the category
button (6) several times to change the random play mode to OFF.
• TRACK RANDOM
The tracks in the disc that is loaded are
played at random.
• DISC RANDOM
The tracks in all discs are played at random.
NOTE:
The random play can be operated with the
External CD Changer (Option) only.
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Repeat play
Press the repeat button (5).
Each time the button is pressed, repeat
play mode changes as follows:
TRACK REPEAT
OFF
• TRACK REPEAT
The indication “TRACK RPT” appears in
the display for 2 seconds and then the
repeat indicator (E) lights.
The track being currently played is
played repeatedly.
• DISC REPEAT
The indication “DISC RPT” appears in
the display for 2 seconds and then the
repeat indicator (E) lights.
When all the tracks on a disc being currently played finish playing, play starts
again at the beginning of the disc.
DISC REPEAT
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NOTE:
This operation should be performed within
2 seconds.
To cancel repeat play, press the repeat button (5) several times to change the repeat
play mode to OFF.
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Remote Audio Controls
(if equipped)
To control the volume:
• To increase the volume, push the upper
part of the switch (1). The volume continues to increase until you release the
switch.
• To decrease the volume, push the lower
part of the switch (1). The volume continues to decrease until you release the
switch.
• To mute, push the switch (2).
To change the selection on a CD:
• To advance to the next track on a CD,
push the upper part of the switch (4)
briefly.
• To select the previous track on a CD,
push the lower part of the switch (4).
To select the mode (AM1, AM2, FM1, FM2,
XM (option), CD, External CD-changer
(option), AUX (option)), push the switch
(3).
You can also turn on the audio system by
pushing the switch (3).
(2)
(3)
(1)
(4)
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You can control basic functions of the
audio system with the switches on the
steering wheel.
To change the radio station:
• To advance to the next preset station,
push the upper part of the switch (4)
briefly.
• To select the previous preset station,
push the lower part of the switch (4)
briefly.
• To scan to a higher frequency radio station, push and hold the upper part of the
switch (4).
• To scan to a lower frequency radio station, push and hold the lower part of the
switch (4).
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Anti-Theft Feature
(1) Power on/off knob
(2) Track up button/Fast forward button
(3) Preset buttons (1 to 6)
Type 1 AM/FM/XM CD PLAYER WITH CD CHANGER CONTROL
The anti-theft feature is intended to discourage theft or the audio system by preventing the system from operating when it
is moved to a different vehicle.
This feature works by allowing you to enter
a Personal Identification Number (PIN).
When the audio system is disconnected
from its power source, such as when the
audio system is removed or the battery is
disconnected, the system will not operate
again unless the PIN is reentered.
(2)
(1)
(3)
Type 2 AM/FM/XM 6-CD PLAYER WITH CD CHANGER CONTROL
(2)
(1)
(3)
80J069
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
Setting the Anti-Theft Function
Canceling Your Established PIN
Setting
1) Turn off the power by pressing the
power on/off knob (1).
This operation is to be done when you
want to cancel the anti-theft function or
change your PIN.
66J118
1) Turn off the power by pressing the
power on/off knob (1).
4) After you enter your four digit PIN, the
display will return to “0000”.
66J118
2) Press the power on/off knob (1) while
pressing and holding the track up button (2). The “ENTRY 0000” will blink
and the audio system enter PIN-input
mode.
NOTE:
Establish your PIN by combining numbers
from 1 to 6 into any 4-digit number. If you
forget your PIN, when you remove the battery for repair etc., you will no longer be
able to operate the audio system.
EXAMPLE
66J121
66J117
5) Input the same 4-digit number you previously entered.
2) Press the power on/off knob (1) while
pressing and holding the track up button (2). The “DELETE 0000” will blink
and the audio system will enter the cancel mode.
EXAMPLE
66J120
66J117
3) Input the four digit PIN using preset buttons 1 to 6.
6) The power of the audio system will turn
off.
NOTE:
Write down your PIN for the future use.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
Confirming Your Personal Identification Number (PIN)
EXAMPLE
When the main power source is disconnected such as when you exchange your
battery, etc, you will have to confirm your
PIN to be able to use the audio system.
To confirm your PIN:
66J124
3) Input your PIN. The power of the audio
system will turn off and your PIN will be
deleted.
To change your PIN, first delete your
current PIN, then set a new one.
66J122
registered PIN, the power of the audio
system will turn off, and you will be able
to operate the audio system.
NOTE:
• If you input your PIN incorrectly, “----” will
be displayed and the anti-theft function
lock mode is entered. If you enter an
incorrect PIN fewer than 6 times, the
locking time will be for 15 seconds; if you
enter an incorrect PIN more than 6
times, the locking time will be for 15 minutes.
• If you forget your PIN and enter a wrong
PIN, you can not perform any further
operation.
1) Turn the ignition switch to the “ACC”
position.
EXAMPLE
66J125
2) Input your PIN.
If the PIN that you input matches the
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
Troubleshooting
Applicable to every device
Phenomenon
Power is not turned on.
(No sound is produced)
Cause
Remedy
Fuse is blown.
Contact your authorized SUZUKI dealer.
Connections are not properly made.
Contact your authorized SUZUKI dealer.
Radio
Phenomenon
Cause
Remedy
Too much noise.
Not tuned correctly to the frequency of a station.
Tune correctly to the station frequency.
Stations cannot be selected by
seek tuning.
There is no station with strong radio waves.
Select stations by manual tuning.
CD
Phenomenon
Cause
Remedy
Compact disc cannot be loaded.
Another compact disc is already loaded.
Eject the compact disc before loading a new
one.
Sound skips or is noisy.
Compact disc is dirty.
Clean the compact disc with a soft cloth.
Compact disc is heavily scratched or warped.
Replace with a compact disc with no scratches.
Water droplets may form on the internal lens
when the car is parked in a humid place.
Let dry for about 1 hour with the power on.
Sound is bad directly after power
is turned on.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
Error display
This unit has a number of self-diagnostic functions to protect the system.
If a problem should occur, the display shows the type of error. Refer to the table below and take proper measures to correct the problem.
If the problem is corrected, the unit will operate normally.
Error display
Measures to be taken
CD/CD changer “Mechanical error”.
This error display indicates a mechanical failure in the CD changer
(failure to change or eject a disc).
The mechanism is probably damaged. Contact your authorized
SUZUKI dealer.
CD/CD changer “Focus error”.
The pick-up-focus is not properly functioning during playback due to
damage on the disc or for other reasons.
Check disc for damage.
CD/CD changer “Disc error”.
The CD is inserted upside down or only an eight-centimeter CD
adapter is equipped.
Check disc for correct loading.
If an error display not listed above appears, turn off the unit and contact your SUZUKI dealer.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
MEMO
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OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
60G407
Parking Brake Lever ........................................................... 5-1
Pedals ................................................................................... 5-1
Gearshift Lever .................................................................... 5-2
Fuel Filler Cap ..................................................................... 5-3
Folding Rear Seats (SX4) ................................................... 5-4
Sun Visor ............................................................................. 5-8
Interior Light Switch ........................................................... 5-8
5
Spot Light ............................................................................ 5-9
Assist Grips (if equipped) .................................................. 5-9
Eyeglasses Holder (if equipped) ........................................ 5-10
Engine Hood ........................................................................ 5-10
Cup Holder and Storage Area (if equipped) ..................... 5-11
Accessory Socket (if equipped) ......................................... 5-11
Frame Hooks ....................................................................... 5-12
Tire Changing Tool ............................................................. 5-13
Luggage Compartment Cover (if equipped) ..................... 5-14
Luggage Compartment Light (SX4) ................................... 5-15
Trunk Light (SX4 SEDAN) ................................................... 5-15
Radio Antenna ..................................................................... 5-16
Roof Rails or Roof Rack Anchors (if equipped) ............... 5-16
80J21-03E
Parking Brake Lever: 6
Pedals: 6
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Parking Brake Lever
shift out of “P” when you are ready to drive
the vehicle. When preparing to drive the
vehicle, move the gearshift lever out of the
“P” position before releasing the parking
brake.
Pedals
Manual transaxle
EXAMPLE
WARNING
52D122
(1) To set
(2) To release
(3) To release
The parking brake lever is located between
the seats. To set the parking brake, hold
the brake pedal down and pull the parking
brake lever all the way up. To release the
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.
For automatic transaxle vehicles, always
set the parking brake before moving the
gearshift lever to the “P” (Park) position. If
you park on an incline and shift into “P”
before you set the parking brake, the
weight of the vehicle may make it difficult to
• Never drive your vehicle with the
parking brake set: rear brake effectiveness can be reduced from overheating, brake life may be
shortened or permanent brake
damage may result.
• If the parking brake does not hold
the vehicle securely or does not
fully release, have your vehicle
inspected immediately by an authorized SUZUKI dealer.
WARNING
Always set the parking brake fully
before leaving your vehicle or it may
roll, causing injury or damage. When
parking, make sure the gearshift
lever for manual transaxle vehicles is
in 1st gear or “R” (Reverse) and the
gearshift lever for automatic transaxle vehicles is in “P” (Park).
Remember, even though the transaxle is in gear or in Park, you must
set the parking brake fully.
(1)
(2)
(3)
79J072
Automatic transaxle
EXAMPLE
(2)
(3)
79J154
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Pedals: 6
Gearshift Lever: 10
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Clutch Pedal (1)
(For manual transaxle)
The clutch pedal is used to disengage the
drive to the wheels when starting the
engine, stopping or shifting the gearshift
lever. Depressing the pedal disengages
the clutch.
CAUTION
Do not drive with your foot resting on
the clutch pedal. It could result in
excessive clutch wear or clutch damage.
Brake Pedal (2)
Your SUZUKI vehicle is equipped with
either front and rear disc brakes or front
disc brakes and rear drum brakes.
Depressing the brake pedal applies both
sets of brakes.
WARNING
Do not “ride” the brakes by applying
them continuously or resting your
foot on the pedal. This will result in
overheating of the brakes which
could cause unpredictable braking
action, longer stopping distances or
permanent brake damage.
Gearshift Lever
Manual transaxle
Accelerator Pedal (3)
This pedal controls the speed of the
engine. Depressing the accelerator pedal
increases power output and speed.
EXAMPLE
63J051
Automatic transaxle
EXAMPLE
You may hear occasional brake squeal
when you apply the brakes. This is a normal condition caused by environmental
factors such as cold, wet, snow, etc.
WARNING
If brake squeal is excessive and
occurs each time the brakes are
applied, you should have the brakes
checked by your SUZUKI dealer.
77J021
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Gearshift Lever: 10
Fuel Filler Cap: 5
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Your vehicle is equipped with either a manual transaxle or automatic transaxle. The
gearshift lever for each transaxle type is
shown. For details on how to use the transaxle, refer to the “Using the Transaxle” in
“OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.
Fuel Filler Cap
SX4 SEDAN
EXAMPLE
SX4
EXAMPLE
56KN029
80JC060
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
56KN030
79J049
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Fuel Filler Cap: 5
Folding Rear Seats: 3
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
The fuel filler cap is located on the left rear
side of the vehicle. The fuel filler door can
be unlocked by pulling up the opener lever
located on the outboard side of the driver’s
seat and can be locked by simply closing
the door.
WARNING
Gasoline is extremely flammable. Do
not smoke when refueling, and make
sure there are no open flames or
sparks in the area.
WARNING
Open
Close
Folding Rear Seats (SX4)
The rear seats of your vehicle can be
folded forward to provide additional cargo
space.
To fold the rear seats forward:
EXAMPLE
If you need to replace the fuel cap,
use a genuine SUZUKI cap. Use of an
improper cap can result in a malfunction of the fuel system or emission
control system. It may also result in
fuel leakage in the event of an accident.
60G069
80J040
To remove the fuel filler cap:
1) Open the fuel filler door.
2) Remove the cap by turning it counterclockwise.
1) Hook the webbing of the outboard lapshoulder belts in the belt hangers.
WARNING
Remove the fuel filler cap slowly. The
fuel may be under pressure and may
spray out, causing injury.
To reinstall the fuel filler cap:
1) Turn the cap clockwise until you hear
several clicks.
2) Close the fuel filler door.
CAUTION
• When you move a seatback, make
sure the belt webbing is hooked in
the seat belt hangers so the seat
belts are not caught by the seatback, seat hinge, or seat latch. This
helps prevent damage to the belt
system.
• Make sure the belt webbing is not
twisted.
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Folding Rear Seats: 3
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
WARNING
When you unlatch the rear seat cushion, be careful that your face or
hands are not injured from the seat
popping up.
79J213
80J042
2) Stow the seat belt buckles of the center
and right seating position as shown in
the illustration.
4) Pull the release lever on the top of each
split seat, and fold the seatbacks forward.
CAUTION
When you fold the rear seatback forward, stow the seat belt buckles of
the center and right seating position
into the seat first. This helps prevent
being caught by the seat and being
damaged.
79J124
6) Fold the entire seat forward.
(1)
3) Lower the adjustable head restraint
fully.
63J057
5) Pull the lock release strap (1) rearward
to unlatch the seat cushion.
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80J21-03E
Folding Rear Seats: 3
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
CAUTION
To return the seat to the normal position,
follow the procedure below.
When securing the folded rear seat
with a strap, adjust the strap length
so that the rear seat will not move.
(2)
WARNING
(3)
80J043
7) Push down the adjuster (2) to make the
strap slack, and then unhook the strap
by pushing down the hook (3).
Luggage or other cargo should be
stowed in the luggage compartment
with the rear seat in an upright position, whenever possible. If you need
to carry cargo in the passenger compartment with the rear seat back
folded forward, be sure to secure the
cargo or it may be thrown about,
causing injury. Never pile cargo
higher than the seatbacks.
79J126
1) Unhook the strap from the head
restraint and stow the strap to the back
of the seat cushion as shown in the
illustration. Make sure to adjust the
strap length to avoid any slack or twist.
(4)
80J044
8) Hook the strap (4) to the front seat head
restraint as shown in the illustration.
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Folding Rear Seats: 3
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
WARNING
When returning the rear seat cushion
to the normal position, be careful that
your finger is not caught between the
lock and the floor.
CAUTION
79J129
2) Pull down the seat cushion until it locks
into place.
• When returning the rear seat cushion to the normal position, make
sure that there is nothing around
the striker. This prevents the seat
cushion
from
being
locked
securely.
• When returning the rear seat cushion to the normal position, make
sure that there is nothing under the
seat cushion. This prevents damage to the seat cushion.
63J130
3) Raise the seatback until it locks into
place.
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Folding Rear Seats: 3
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
After returning the seat, try moving the
seat and seatback to make sure they are
securely latched.
Sun Visor
Interior Light Switch
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
(3)
(2)
(1)
Red
LOCK
UNLOCK
79J127
CAUTION
After securing the rear seatback,
make sure that it is locked securely. If
it is not, you will see red in the
release lever.
79J161
64J104
The sun visors can be pulled down to block
glare coming through the windshield, or
they can be unhooked and turned to the
side to block glare coming through the side
window.
The interior light switch has three positions, which functions as described below.
CAUTION
When unhooking and hooking a sun
visor, be sure to handle it by the hard
plastic parts or the sun visor can be
damaged.
(1) The light comes on and stays on
regardless of whether the door is
open or closed.
(2) The light comes on when the door is
opened.
After closing all doors, the light will
remain on for about 15 seconds and
then fade out. If you insert the key into
the ignition switch during that time,
the light will start to fade out immediately.
After removing the key from the ignition switch, the light will turn on for
about 15 seconds and then fade out.
(3) The light remains off even when the
door is opened.
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Folding Rear Seats: 3
Armrest: 3
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Spot Light
EXAMPLE
Assist Grips (if equipped)
79J075
NOTE:
The number of doors involved in the lighting operation of the interior light depends
on the vehicle specification. If there is a
switch (rubber projection) at the door
opening as shown, the door is involved in
the lighting operation. The tailgate of SX4
is also involved in this operation even without the rubber projection.
79J074
Push the switch to turn on the light and
push it again to turn off the light.
54G249
Assist grips are provided for convenience.
CAUTION
To avoid damaging the assist grip
and the molded headlining, do not
hang down the assist grip.
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Sun Visor: 5
Interior Light Switch: 7
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Eyeglasses Holder
(if equipped)
Engine Hood
EXAMPLE
80JS024
79J077
86G067
To use the eyeglasses holder, open the
cover. Do not put heavy or sharp items in
the box.
CAUTION
If you park your vehicle outdoors in
direct sunlight or in hot weather, the
eyeglasses holder can get very hot
since it is close to the roof. So, when
parking in such conditions:
• Do not leave eyeglasses in the
holder. The heat may distort plastic
lenses or frames.
• Do not place flammable items, such
as a lighter, in the holder. The heat
may cause a fire.
To open the engine hood:
1) Pull the hood release handle located on
the outboard side of the driver’s side of
the instrument panel. This will disengage the engine hood lock half-way.
EXAMPLE
3) Continue to lift up the hood until it is
high enough to support with the prop
rod.
WARNING
Make sure the hood is fully closed
and latched before driving. If it is not,
it can fly up unexpectedly during
driving, obstructing your view and
resulting in an accident.
80J045
2) Push the under-hood release lever
sideways with your finger, as shown in
the illustration. While pushing the lever,
lift up the engine hood.
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80J21-03E
Spot Light: 7
Assist Grips: 3
Coat Hooks:
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Cup Holder and Storage Area
(if equipped)
EXAMPLE
WARNING
Do not use the cup holder or the storage bin to hold cups containing hot
liquids or sharp-edged, hard or
breakable objects. Objects in these
bins may be thrown about during a
sudden stop or impact, and could
cause personal injury.
Accessory Socket
(if equipped)
80J046
80JC044
This socket can be used to provide 12 volt/
120 watt power for electrical accessories.
EXAMPLE
CAUTION
Use of inappropriate electrical accessories can cause damage to your
vehicle’s electrical system. Make
sure that any electrical accessories
you use are designed to plug into this
type of socket.
79J052
Cup holders are provided in the center
console.
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Eyeglasses Holder:
Engine Hood: 5
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Frame Hooks
SX4
Side (3)
Rear (2)
SX4
Front (1)
(3)
(2)
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
80JC062
80JC061
(1)
80JC048
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
SX4 SEDAN
Rear (2)
SX4 SEDAN
Front (1)
(3)
79J132
(2)
EXAMPLE
(1)
EXAMPLE
56KN033
80JC049
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80J21-03E
Cup Holder and Storage Area: 3
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Frame hooks are provided on the front (1),
rear (2) and side (3) of the vehicle. The
hooks (1) and (2) are used for emergency
situations. The hooks (3) are used for
trailer/train shipping purposes.
Tire Changing Tool
SX4
EXAMPLE
To tow your vehicle on the road or highway,
follow the instruction of “Towing” in “EMERGENCY SERVICE” or “VEHICLE LOADING AND TOWING” section.
WARNING
Do not use the frame hooks to tow
another vehicle or to have your vehicle towed on the road or highway.
The hooks (1) and (2) are designed
for use in emergency situations only,
such as if your vehicle or another
vehicle gets stuck in deep mud or
snow.
The hooks (3) are provided for trailer/
train shipping purposes.
(1)
80J048
80JC014
To remove the spare tire, turn its bolt (1)
counterclockwise and remove it.
SX4 SEDAN
EXAMPLE
CAUTION
Never use the hooks (1) and (2) for
trailer/train shipping purposes to prevent damage to the vehicle.
EXAMPLE
79J085
80JC045
The jack, wheel brace, jack handle are
stowed in the luggage compartment.
To remove the jack, turn its shaft counterclockwise and pull the jack out of the storage bracket.
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80J21-03E
Accessory Socket: 8
Frame Hooks: 5, 6
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
SX4
WARNING
The jack should be used only to
change wheels. It is important to read
the jacking instructions in the
“EMERGENCY SERVICE” section of
this manual before attempting to use
the jack.
Luggage Compartment Cover
(if equipped)
WARNING
79J086
After using the jack, jack handle and
wheel wrench, be sure to stow them
securely or they can cause injury if
an accident occurs.
SX4 SEDAN
80J049
Rear
Front
(2)
(1)
80JC015
To stow the jack, place it in the storage
bracket and turn the shaft clockwise until
the jack is securely held in place.
80J050
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Frame Hooks: 5, 6
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Luggage or other cargo placed in the luggage compartment can be hidden from
view by a luggage compartment cover.
Luggage Compartment Light
(SX4)
WARNING
Do not carry items on top of the luggage compartment cover, even if they
are small and light. Objects on top of
the cover could be thrown about in an
accident, causing injury, or could
obstruct the driver’s rear view.
Trunk Light (SX4 SEDAN)
EXAMPLE
(1)
(2)
56KN038
79J053
When you open the tailgate with the luggage compartment light switch in the “ON”
position (1), the light comes on and
remains on as long as you keep the tailgate open.
When the luggage compartment light
switch is in the “OFF” position (2), the light
remains off regardless of whether the tailgate is opened or closed.
When you open the trunk lid, the trunk light
comes on and remains on as long as you
keep the lid open.
CAUTION
Do not leave the trunk lid open for a
long time, or the battery will discharge.
CAUTION
Do not leave the tailgate open with
the luggage compartment light
switch in the “ON” position for a long
time, or the battery will discharge.
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OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Radio Antenna
CAUTION
SX4
EXAMPLE
63J055
The radio antenna at the end of the roof is
removable. If the antenna hits anything
such as when parking in a garage with a
low ceiling, remove the antenna. Turn the
antenna counterclockwise. To reinstall the
antenna, turn it clockwise firmly by hand.
To avoid damage to the radio
antenna:
• Remove the antenna before using
an automatic car wash.
• Remove the antenna when it is possible for the antenna to hit something such as a low ceiling in a
parking garage or putting a car
cover over your car.
• Remove the antenna before putting a car cover over your vehicle.
Roof Rails or Roof Rack
Anchors (if equipped)
Roof rails
SX4 SEDAN
The radio antenna wire is printed inside
the rear window.
79J167
CAUTION
Roof rack anchors
• Do not attach any metal objects to
the rear window glass, or place
metallic film near it. Either of these
conditions may cause poor reception or noise.
• When cleaning the inside of the
rear window, be careful not to
scratch or damage the rear window
antenna. Wipe the rear window
lightly along the antenna with a
dampened soft cloth.
80J082
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OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
You can use the roof rails or the roof rack
anchors to attach the optional roof rack
which is available at your SUZUKI dealer. If
you use a roof rack, observe the instructions and precautions in this section and
provided with the roof rack.
• Make sure the roof rack is securely
installed.
• To mount various types of cargo (such
as skis, bicycles, etc.) properly, use suitable attachments which are available
from your SUZUKI dealer. Be sure to
install the attachments properly and
securely according to the instructions
provided. Do not mount cargo directly on
the roof panel. The cargo can damage
the roof panel.
• The gross weight of the roof rack plus
cargo must not exceed the loading
capacity (50 kg (110 lbs)). Also, do not
let the gross vehicle weight (fully loaded
vehicle including driver, passengers,
cargo, roof load and trailer tongue
weight) exceed the Gross Vehicle
Weight Rating (GVWR) listed in the
“SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual.
• Mount and secure the cargo onto the
roof rack properly according to the
instructions provided. Be sure to stow
the heaviest items at the bottom and distribute the cargo as evenly as possible.
• Do not carry items so large that they
hang over the bumpers or the sides of
the vehicle, or block your view.
• Secure the front and rear ends of long
items – such as wood panels, surfboards
and so forth – to both the front and rear
of the vehicle. You should protect the
painted surfaces of the vehicle from
scuffing caused by tie-down ropes.
• Check periodically to make sure the roof
rack is securely installed and free from
damage.
• For vehicles with roof rack anchors,
make sure the anchors are covered with
the caps when not in use.
WARNING
• Abrupt maneuvers or failure to
properly secure cargo can allow the
cargo to fly off the vehicle and hit
others, causing personal injury or
property damage.
• Mount cargo securely and avoid
abrupt maneuvers such as “jackrabbit” starts, sharp turns, fast cornering and sudden braking. Check
periodically to make sure that
cargo is securely fastened.
• Large, bulky, long, or flat items can
affect vehicle aerodynamics or be
caught by the wind, and can reduce
vehicle control resulting in an accident and personal injury. Drive cautiously at a safely reduced speed
when carrying this type of cargo.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Exhaust Gas Warning ......................................................... 6-1
Daily Inspection Checklist .................................................. 6-1
Starting the Engine ............................................................. 6-2
Engine Block Heater (if equipped) ..................................... 6-4
Using the Transaxle ............................................................ 6-5
Using the 2WD/i-AWD (intelligent All Wheel Drive)
Switch (if equipped) ............................................................ 6-7
Braking ................................................................................. 6-9
Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) (if equipped) .......... 6-12 6
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) ........................ 6-14
Break-In ................................................................................ 6-18
Catalytic Converter ............................................................. 6-19
Improving Fuel Economy ................................................... 6-20
60G408
80J21-03E
Exhaust Gas Warning: NO
Daily Inspection Checklist: NO
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Exhaust Gas Warning
WARNING
52D334
WARNING
Avoid breathing exhaust gases.
Exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, a potentially lethal gas that is
colorless and odorless. Since carbon
monoxide is difficult to detect by
itself, be sure to take the following
precautions to help prevent carbon
monoxide from entering your vehicle.
• Do not leave the engine running in
garages or other confined areas.
(Continued)
(Continued)
• Do not park with the engine running for a long period of time, even
in an open area. If it is necessary to
sit for a short time in a parked vehicle 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 tail gate or trunk open. If it is
necessary to operate the vehicle
with the tail gate or trunk open,
make sure the sunroof (if equipped)
and all windows are closed, and the
blower is at high speed with the air
intake selector set to “FRESH AIR”.
• To allow proper operation of your
vehicle’s ventilation system, keep
the air inlet grille in front of the
windshield clear of snow, leaves or
other obstructions at all times.
• Keep the exhaust tailpipe area clear
of snow and other material to help
reduce the buildup of exhaust
gases under the vehicle. This is
particularly important when parked
in blizzard conditions.
• Have the exhaust system inspected
periodically for damage and leaks.
Any damage or leaks should be
repaired immediately.
Daily Inspection Checklist
Before Driving
1) Make sure that windows, mirrors, lights
and reflectors are clean and unobstructed.
2) Visually check the tires for the following
points:
– the depth of the tread groove
– abnormal wear, cracks and damage
– loose wheel nuts
– existence of foreign material such as
nails, stones, etc.
Refer to “Tires” in “INSPECTION AND
MAINTENANCE” section for details.
3) Look for fluid, oil leaks.
NOTE:
It is normal for water to drip from the air
conditioning system after use.
4) Make sure the hood is fully closed and
latched.
5) Check the headlights, turn signal lights,
brake lights and horn for proper operation.
6) Lock all doors.
7) Adjust the seat and adjustable head
restraints (if equipped).
8) Check the brake pedal.
9) Adjust the mirrors.
10)Make sure that you and all passengers
have properly fastened your seat belts.
11)Make sure that all warning lights come
on as the key is turned to the “ON” or
“START” position.
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Daily Inspection Checklist: NO
Starting the Engine: 1
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
12)Check all gauges.
13)Make sure that the BRAKE light turns
off when the parking brake is released.
Once a week, or each time you fill your fuel
tank, perform the following under-hood
checks:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
Engine oil level
Coolant level
Brake fluid level
Power steering (if equipped) fluid level
Windshield washer fluid level
Hood latch operation
Pull the hood release handle inside the
vehicle. Make sure that you cannot
open the hood all the way without
releasing the secondary latch. Be sure
to close the hood securely after checking for proper latch operation. See the
item “All latches, hinges and locks” of
“CHASSIS AND BODY” in the “Periodic
Maintenance Schedule” section in the
“INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE”
section for lubrication schedule.
WARNING
Make sure the hood is fully closed
and latched before driving. If it is not,
it can fly up unexpectedly during
driving, obstructing your view and
resulting in an accident.
Starting the Engine
Before Starting the Engine
1) Make sure the parking brake is set fully.
2) Manual Transaxle – Shift into “N” (Neutral) and depress the clutch pedal all
the way to the floor.
Hold the clutch pedal while starting the
engine.
Automatic Transaxle – If the gearshift
lever is not in “P” (Park) position, shift
into “P”. (If you need to re-start the
engine while the vehicle is moving, shift
into “N”.)
NOTE:
The engine of manual transaxle vehicle will
not start unless the clutch pedal is
depressed.
NOTE:
Automatic transaxle vehicles have a starter
interlock device which is designed to keep
the starter from operating if the transaxle is
in any of the drive positions.
WARNING
Make sure that the parking brake is
set fully and the transaxle is in Neutral (or Park for vehicles with an automatic transaxle) before attempting to
start the engine.
Starting a Cold Engine
With your foot off the accelerator pedal,
crank the engine by turning the ignition key
to “START”. Release the key when the
engine starts.
CAUTION
• Stop turning the starter immediately after the engine has started or
the starter system can be damaged.
• Do not crank the engine for more
than 15 seconds at a time. If the
engine doesn’t start on the first try,
wait about 15 seconds before trying again.
If the engine does not start after 15 seconds of cranking, wait about 15 seconds,
then press down the accelerator pedal to
1/3 of its travel and try cranking the engine
again. Release the key and accelerator
pedal when the engine starts.
If the engine still does not start, try holding
the accelerator pedal all the way to the
floor while cranking. This should clear the
engine if it is flooded.
If you are unable to start the engine using
this procedure, consult your SUZUKI
dealer.
Starting a Warm Engine
Use the same procedure as for “Starting a
Cold Engine”.
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Engine Block Heater: 1
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Vehicle With Keyless Start System
of the remote controller may be unreliable.
EXAMPLE
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The ignition switch can be operated without using an ignition key when the remote
controller is in an area of the vehicle other
than the rear luggage area. To turn the
ignition switch, first push in the switch.
NOTE:
You must push in the ignition switch to turn
it from the “LOCK” position to the “ACC”
position. To return to the “LOCK” position
from the “ACC” position, turn the ignition
switch counterclockwise while pushing in
the switch.
If the keyless start system blue indicator
light illuminates on the instrument cluster,
you can turn the ignition switch. If the red
indicator light illuminates, you can not turn
the ignition switch.
NOTE:
• The ignition switch can be turned to the
“ACC” position when the keyless start
system blue indicator light illuminates.
The blue indicator light will illuminate for
several seconds when you push in the
ignition switch and then will turn off to
protect the system. In this case, you
must release the ignition switch and
push it again to illuminate the blue indicator light.
• If the keyless start system red indicator
light illuminates, the remote controller
may not be in the vehicle or the battery
NOTE:
• If the battery of the remote controller
runs down or there are strong radio
waves or noise, the operating range may
be narrower or the remote controller may
be inoperative.
• If the remote controller is too close to the
door glass, it may not operate.
• The ignition switch may not turn when
the remote controller is on the instrument panel, in the glove box, in the door
pocket, in the sun visor or on the floor.
CAUTION
The remote controller is a sensitive
electronic instrument. To avoid damaging it, do not expose it to impacts,
moisture or high temperature (such
as on the dashboard under direct
sunlight).
You can also turn the ignition switch by
inserting the ignition key into the slot.
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Using the Transaxle: 10
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Engine Block Heater
(if equipped)
NOTE:
Activate the heater at least four hours
before you start the engine. However, as
the heating time varies depending on the
ambient temperature and other factors,
adjust the time by observing the engine
cranking condition.
EXAMPLE
3) Close the engine hood securely before
starting the engine.
WARNING
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The engine block heater will help you start
the engine more easily in very cold
weather (–18°C (0°F) or below). To use the
engine block heater:
1) Turn off the engine.
2) Open the engine hood.
3) Untie the block heater cord and remove
the block heater plug cap. When the
engine block heater is not in use,
ensure the heater cord is secured to
prevent contact with any moving parts.
4) Using a heavy-duty, three-prong
grounded extension cord, plug the
female end into the block heater socket
and the male end into a normal,
grounded 110-volt AC outlet.
To avoid serious personal injury
caused by electrical shock or fire:
• Do not plug the cord into a nongrounded outlet. Only use a properly grounded three-prong 110-volt
AC outlet.
• Do not use a 2-wire (non-grounded)
extension cord.
• Only use a heavy-duty, three-prong
extension cord rated for at least 15
amps.
After using the block heater:
1) Unplug the extension cord and reinstall
the plug cap.
2) Tie the block heater cord back to its
original position.
CAUTION
Secure the block heater cord back to
its original position or to the routed
position. A loose cord could get
caught in the engine accessory drive
belt(s) or other moving parts.
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Using the Transaxle: 10
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Using the Transaxle
R (Reverse)
Use this position to reverse the vehicle
from stop. Make sure that vehicle is completely stationary before shifting into
Reverse.
Gearshift lever
4-Speed Automatic Transaxle
N (Neutral)
Use this position for starting the engine if
the engine stalls and you need to restart it
while the vehicle is moving. You may also
shift into Neutral and depress the brake
pedal to hold the vehicle stationary during
idling.
D (Drive)
Use this position for all normal driving.
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WARNING
Always depress the brake pedal
before shifting from “P” (Park) (or
“N” (Neutral) if the vehicle is stationary) to a forward or reverse gear, to
help prevent the vehicle from moving
unexpectedly when you shift.
Use the gearshift lever positions as
described below:
P (Park)
Use this position to lock the transaxle
when the vehicle is parked or when starting the engine. Shift into Park only when
the vehicle is completely stationary.
With the gearshift lever in “D” range you
can get an automatic downshift by pressing the accelerator pedal. The higher the
vehicle speed is, the more you need to
press the accelerator pedal to get a downshift.
3 (Low 3)
Use this position for driving on moderate
uphill and downhill gradients. The engine
braking effect on moderate downhills can
be used in this position. The transaxle
shifts up only to 3rd gear.
2 (Low 2)
Use this position to provide extra power
when climbing hills, or to provide engine
braking when going down hills.
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Using the Transaxle: 10
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
L (Low 1)
Use this position to provide maximum
power when climbing steep hills or driving
through deep snow or mud, or to provide
maximum engine braking when going
down steep hills.
Manual Transaxle
WARNING
EXAMPLE
NOTE:
If you move the gearshift lever to a lower
gear while driving faster than the maximum
allowable speed for the lower gear, the
transaxle will not actually downshift until
your speed drops below the maximum
speed for the lower gear.
CAUTION
Be sure to take the following precautions to help avoid damage to the
automatic transaxle:
• Make sure that the vehicle is completely stationary before shifting
into “P” or “R”.
• Do not shift from “P” or “N” to “R”,
“D”, “3”, “2”, or “L” when the
engine is running above idle speed.
• Do not rev the engine with the transaxle in a drive position (“R”, “D”,
“3”, “2”, or “L”) and the front
wheels not moving.
• Do not use the accelerator to hold
the vehicle on a hill. Use the vehicle’s brakes.
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Starting off
To start off, depress the clutch pedal all the
way to the floor and shift into 1st gear.
After releasing the parking brake, gradually
release the clutch. When you hear a
change in the engine’s sound, slowly press
the accelerator while continuing to gradually 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.
• Reduce your speed and downshift
to a lower gear before going down
a long or steep hill. Downshifting
will allow the engine to provide
braking. Avoid riding the brakes or
they may overheat, resulting in
brake failure.
• When driving on slippery roads, be
sure to slow down before downshifting.
Large
and
sudden
changes in engine speed may
cause loss of traction, which could
cause you to lose control.
• Make sure that the vehicle is completely stopped before you shift
into reverse.
CAUTION
• To help avoid clutch damage, do
not use the clutch pedal as a footrest while driving or use the clutch
to keep the vehicle stationary on a
slope. Depress the clutch fully
when shifting.
• When shifting or starting off, do not
race the engine. Racing the engine
can shorten engine life and affect
smooth shifting.
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Braking: 6
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Using the 2WD/i-AWD
(intelligent All Wheel Drive)
Switch (if equipped)
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This i-AWD system enables you to select
the driving mode according to the driving
conditions by operating the 2WD/i-AWD
switch. With this feature, you can select 3
mode positions, “2WD”, “i-AWD AUTO”
and “i-AWD LOCK” by operating the 2WD/
i-AWD switch even when the vehicle is
moving, provided the front wheels are in
the straight ahead position.
Description of 3 Mode 4 x 4 System
Positions
2WD
In this position, engine power is supplied to
the front axle only. Use this position for
normal driving (on dry, hard surfaces).
i-AWD AUTO
In this position, engine power is supplied to
the front and rear axles at normal speed,
providing greater traction than 2-wheel
drive. Use this position for driving on paved
roads or on slippery roads (icy, snow-covered, muddy, etc.).
In the AUTO mode, the i-AWD controller
judges the driving conditions using signals
from sensors.
When slipping of the front wheels is
detected, the electronically controlled coupling supplies optimum driving force to the
rear wheels. This function improves driving
stability and running through performance
on rough roads and stabilizes driving performance even on a snow covered up-hill
road or the like.
Also, during normal driving on paved
roads, torque distribution to the rear
wheels is reduced to achieve the nearly
front wheel drive condition, thereby fuel
consumption is improved.
i-AWD LOCK
In this position, engine power is supplied to
the front and rear axles at reduced speed.
Use this position when it is hard to start off
in the “i-AWD AUTO” mode such as in
mud, sand or on snow.
may cause severe damage to the drive
train.
• As the vehicle speed increases, the “iAWD LOCK” mode is automatically canceled and the “i-AWD AUTO” mode is
selected.
• When the ignition switch is turned to the
“OFF” position, the “i-AWD LOCK” mode
is canceled.
2WD/i-AWD Switch Operation
Operate the 2WD/i-AWD switch according
to the appropriate procedure described
below:
How to turn on 2WD/i-AWD switch
2WD/i-AWD switch will activate when the
ignition switch is turned on.
From 2WD to i-AWD AUTO
Turn the 2WD/i-AWD switch to the neutral
position, and the “i-AWD AUTO” indicator
will come on.
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NOTE:
• Avoid operating your vehicle in the “iAWD LOCK” on wet pavement as much
as possible. Operating your vehicle in
the “i-AWD LOCK” on wet pavement
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Braking: 6
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
From i-AWD AUTO to i-AWD LOCK
Push the “i-AWD LOCK” switch for a few
seconds until the “i-AWD LOCK” indicator
will come on.
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From i-AWD LOCK to i-AWD AUTO
Push the “i-AWD LOCK” switch, and the “iAWD AUTO” indicator will come on.
From i-AWD AUTO or LOCK to 2WD
Push the “2WD” switch, and the “i-AWD
AUTO” or “i-AWD LOCK” indicator will turn
off.
NOTE:
• The 2WD/i-AWD switch can be operated
when the vehicle is either stopped or
moving.
• Make sure that the front wheels are in
the straight ahead position when operating the 2WD/i-AWD switch.
• While making turns or accelerating and
decelerating, operating the 2WD/i-AWD
switch or turning off the key switch in the
“i-AWD AUTO” or “i-AWD LOCK” mode
may cause a shock, but this is not a system malfunction.
• While driving in the “i-AWD LOCK”
mode, as the vehicle speed increases,
the driving mode changes to the “i-AWD
AUTO” mode automatically. Even when
the vehicle speed reduces, on the other
hand, the driving mode does not return
to the “i-AWD LOCK” mode automatically. You should press the “i-AWD
LOCK” switch according to the driving
conditions.
• Any forcible operation while driving offroad in the sand or water or when a
wheel has run off the road, the difference
of the revolution between front wheels
and rear wheels increases (wheels run
idle). If this state continues, the oil temperature of the driving system parts
rises.
In such case, the “i-AWD AUTO” indicator light blinks and the driving mode
changes to the 2WD mode to protect the
driving system parts.
When you operate your vehicle in the iAWD mode continuously, park the vehicle at a safe place and run the engine
idle. After some time, the “i-AWD AUTO”
indicator light turns on again and the
driving mode returns to the “i-AWD
AUTO” mode.
CAUTION
• Never use the “i-AWD LOCK” mode
when driving on dry paved roads.
Avoid using the “i-AWD LOCK”
mode when driving on wet paved
roads as much as possible. Use of
the “i-AWD LOCK” mode in above
conditions will apply excessive
force to the driving system and
may cause a critical failure. Also,
the tires may wear faster and fuel
consumption may be affected
adversely.
• Note that i-AWD vehicles are not
all-around vehicles. Be sure to
observe following instructions
when driving your vehicle.
– Do not drive through water like
crossing a river.
– Do not drive continuously where
front wheels tend to race in
places such as sand and mud.
– When any wheel is in the air for
such reason as running off the
road, do not race it needlessly.
• If the “i-AWD AUTO” and the “iAWD LOCK” indicator lights stay
on and come on simultaneously
when driving, there may be something wrong the i-AWD system.
Have the system inspected by an
authorized SUZUKI dealer.
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Braking: 6
Break-In: 6
Catalytic Converter: NO
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
CAUTION
Braking
WARNING
Unevenly worn tires can cause problems in the operation of the 2WD/iAWD switch. Be sure to rotate the
tires according to the maintenance
schedule. Refer to “Tires” and “Maintenance Schedule” in the “INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE” section
for proper tire rotation procedures.
If water gets into the brake drums,
brake performance may become poor
and unpredictable.
After driving through water or washing the underside of the vehicle, test
the brakes while driving at a slow
speed to see if they have maintained
their normal effectiveness. If the
brakes are less effective than normal,
dry them by repeatedly applying the
brakes while driving slowly until the
brakes have regained their normal
effectiveness.
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The distance needed to bring any vehicle
to a halt increases with the speed of the
vehicle. The braking distance needed, for
example, at 60 km/h (37 mph) will be
approximately 4 times greater than the
braking distance needed at 30 km/h (19
mph). Start to brake the vehicle when there
is plenty of distance between your vehicle
and the stopping point, and slow down
gradually.
Power Assisted Brakes
Your vehicle has power assisted brakes. If
power assistance is lost due to a stalled
engine or other failures, the system is still
fully operational on reserve power and you
can bring the vehicle to a complete stop by
pressing the brake pedal once and holding
it down. The reserve power is partly used
up when you depress the brake pedal and
reduces each time the pedal is pressed.
Apply smooth and even pressure to the
pedal. Do not pump the pedal.
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Catalytic Converter: NO
Improving Fuel Economy: NO
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING
Even without reserve power in the
brake system, you can still stop the
vehicle by pressing the brake pedal
harder than normally required. However, the stopping distance may be
longer.
Brake Assist System
When you slam the brakes on, the brake
assist system judges as an emergency
stop and provides more powerful braking
for a driver who cannot hold down the
brake pedal firmly.
NOTE:
If you depress the brakes forcefully, you
may hear a clicking sound in the brake
pedal. This is normal and indicates that the
brake assist system is activated properly.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
(if equipped)
ABS will help you avoid skidding by electronically controlling braking pressure. It
will also help you maintain steering control
when braking on slippery surfaces or when
braking hard.
The ABS works automatically, so you do
not need any special braking technique.
Just push the brake pedal down without
pumping. The ABS will operate whenever it
senses that the wheels are locking up.
You may feel the brake pedal pulsate while
the ABS is operating.
NOTE:
The ABS will not work if vehicle speed is
under 5 – 6 km/h (3 – 4 mph).
WARNING
• On some types of loose surfaces
(such as gravel, snow-covered
roads, etc.), the stopping distance
required for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be slightly greater than for
a comparable vehicle with a conventional brake system. With a
conventional brake system, skidding tires are able to “plow” the
gravel or snow layer, shortening
the stopping distance. ABS minimizes this resistance effect. Allow
for extra stopping distance when
driving on loose surfaces.
• On regular paved roads, some drivers may be able to obtain slightly
shorter stopping distances with
conventional brake systems than
with ABS.
• In both of the above conditions,
ABS will still offer the advantage of
helping you maintain directional
control. However, remember that
ABS will not compensate for bad
road or weather conditions or poor
driver judgment. Use good judgment and do not drive faster than
conditions will safely allow.
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Improving Fuel Economy: NO
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
How the ABS Works
A computer continuously monitors wheel
speed. The computer compares the
changes in wheel speed when braking. If
the wheels slow suddenly, indicating a
skidding situation, the computer will
change braking pressure several times
each second to prevent the wheels from
locking. When you start your vehicle or
when you accelerate after a hard stop, you
may hear a momentary motor or clicking
noise as the system resets or checks itself.
or
or
(1)
(2)
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WARNING
If the ABS warning light ((1) or (2)) on
the instrument panel comes on and
stays on while driving, there may be a
problem with the ABS system.
If this happens:
1) Pull off the road and stop carefully.
2) Turn the ignition switch to “LOCK”
and then start the engine again.
If the warning light comes on briefly
then turns off, the system is normal.
If the warning light still stays on,
have the system inspected by your
SUZUKI dealer immediately. If the
ABS system becomes inoperative,
the brake system will function as an
ordinary brake system that has no
ABS.
(3)
WARNING
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WARNING
If the ABS warning light ((1) or (2))
and the Brake system warning light
(3) on the instrument panel simultaneously stay on or come on when
driving, both anti-lock function and
rear brake force control function
(Proportioning valve function) of the
ABS system may have failed. This
could cause the rear wheels to skid
or the vehicle to spin during braking
on a slippery road or hard braking on
a dry paved road. If both warning
lights come on, drive carefully, avoiding hard braking as much as possible, and ask your SUZUKI dealer to
inspect the ABS system immediately.
The ABS may not work properly if
tires or wheels other than those
specified in the owner’s manual are
used. This is because the ABS works
by comparing changes in wheel
speed. When replacing tires or
wheels, use only the size and type
specified in this owner’s manual.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
The ESP® has the following three systems:
Electronic Stability Program
(ESP®) (if equipped)
ESP®
is a registered
DaimlerChrysler AG.
trademark
of
The Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
helps to control the vehicle during cornering if the vehicle is understeering or oversteering. It also assists you in maintaining
traction while accelerating on loose or slippery road surfaces. It does this by regulating the engine’s output, and by selectively
applying the brakes. In addition, ESP®
helps to avoid skidding by controlling braking pressure.
WARNING
ESP®
The
cannot enhance the vehicle’s driving stability in all situations
and does not control your vehicle’s
entire braking system. The ESP® cannot prevent accidents, including
those resulting from excessive speed
in turns, or hydroplaning. Only a safe
and attentive driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ESP®equipped vehicle must never be used
as a substitute for careful driving.
Stability Control System
The vehicle stability control system helps
provide integrated control of systems such
as anti-lock brakes, traction control, engine
control, etc. This system automatically
controls the brakes and engine to help prevent the vehicle from skidding when cornering on a slippery road surface or when
turning the steering wheel abruptly.
Traction Control System
The traction control system automatically
helps prevent the spinning of wheels when
the vehicle is started or accelerated on
slippery road surfaces. The system operates only if it senses that some of the
wheels are spinning or beginning to lose
traction. When this happens, the system
operates the front or rear brakes and
reduces engine power to limit wheel spin.
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
ABS will help you avoid skidding by electronically controlling braking pressure. It
will also help you maintain steering control
when braking on slippery surfaces or when
braking hard. The ABS works automatically, so you do not have to use any special
braking technique. Just push the brake
pedal down without pumping. The ABS will
operate whenever it senses that wheels
are locking up. You may feel the brake
pedal pulsate while the ABS is operating.
(For more information on ABS, see “Braking” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE”
section.)
NOTE:
If the ABS system is activated, you may
hear a clunking noise and/or feel pulsating
in the brake pedal. This is normal and indicates that the brake fluid pressure is being
controlled properly.
NOTE:
You may hear a clicking sound in the
engine compartment for a few seconds
when you start the engine or just after the
vehicle begins to move. This means that
the above systems are in the self-check
mode. This sound does not indicate a malfunction.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING
• The ESP® may not work properly if
tires or wheels other than those
specified in the Owner’s Manual are
used. When replacing tires or
wheels, use only the size and type
specified in this Owner’s Manual.
• The ESP® may not work properly if
tires are not inflated to the recommended tire inflation pressure.
• The ESP® may not work properly if
tires are fitted with tire chains.
• The ESP® may not work properly if
the tires are excessively worn. Be
sure to replace tires when the tread
wear indicators in the grooves
appear on the tread surface.
• The ESP® is not a substitute for
winter tires or tire chains on a snow
covered road.
WARNING
• The ESP® may not work properly if
engine related parts such as the
muffler are not equivalent to standard equipment or are extremely
deteriorated.
• Do not modify the vehicle’s suspension since the ESP® may not
operate correctly.
The ESP® indicator lights are described
below:
SLIP Indicator Light
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When one of the ESP® systems other than
ABS is activated, the SLIP indicator light in
the instrument cluster blinks 5 times per
second.
CAUTION
If the SLIP indicator light comes on
and stays on while driving, there may
be a malfunction of the ESP® systems (other than ABS). You should
have the systems inspected by an
authorized SUZUKI dealer.
NOTE:
When the SLIP indicator light comes on
and stays on while driving, indicating a
malfunction of the ESP® systems (other
than ABS), the brake system will function
as an ordinary ABS with no additional
ESP® functions.
NOTE:
When you disconnect and re-connect the
battery, ESP® system functions other than
ABS will be deactivated and the slip indicator light will blink 1 time per second. In this
case, use the following procedure to reactivate the ESP® systems:
1) Drive your vehicle straight ahead without tire slippage at a speed until the slip
indicator is turned off. (Drive straight for
approximately 35 km/h (22 mph) or
more and 10 seconds or more.)
2) The slip indicator light will go out and
the ESP® systems (other than ABS) will
be re-activated.
It may take more than few seconds before
the slip indicator light goes out depending
on the road surface condition.
“ESP” Warning Light
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When the ESP® systems (other than ABS)
have a system malfunction, the “ESP”
warning light in the instrument cluster
comes on.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (TPMS)
“ESP OFF” switch
CAUTION
If the “ESP” warning light comes on,
or stays on while driving, there may
be a malfunction of the ESP® systems (other than ABS). You should
have the systems inspected by an
authorized SUZUKI dealer.
NOTE:
When the “ESP” warning light comes on,
or stays on while driving, indicating a malfunction of the ESP® systems (other than
ABS), the brake system will function as an
ordinary ABS that has no additional ESP®
functions.
“ESP OFF” Indicator Light
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You should turn the ESP® on during your
ordinary driving, so that you have the benefits of all of the ESP® systems.
It may be required to turn the ESP® systems (other than ABS) off if your vehicle is
stuck in sand, mud, or snow, where wheel
spin is necessary.
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When the “ESP OFF” switch located at the
center console is pushed and held to turn
off the ESP® systems (other than ABS),
the “ESP OFF” indicator light in the instrument cluster comes on.
When you have turned the ESP® systems
(other than ABS) off, make sure to turn
them back on before resuming ordinary
driving.
When you push the “ESP OFF” switch
again, the “ESP OFF” indicator light will go
out and all of the ESP® systems will be
activated.
The tire pressure monitoring system is
designed to alert you when one or more of
the tires on your vehicle is significantly
under-inflated. A Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (TPMS) sensor containing a
unique identification code is mounted on
each wheel. The TPMS sensors transmit
tire pressure signals to a central receiver
which relays the information to a tire pressure monitoring system controller. When
the inflation pressure of one or more tires
indicates significant under-inflation, the low
tire pressure warning light shown below
comes on.
ABS Warning Light / Brake System
Warning Light
See “Braking” in the “OPERATING YOUR
VEHICLE” section.
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Low Tire Pressure Warning Light
WARNING
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WARNING
Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly
when cold and inflated to the inflation
pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If
your vehicle has tires of a different
size than the size indicated on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should determine the
proper tire inflation pressure for
those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your
vehicle has been equipped with a tire
pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
that illuminates a low tire pressure
telltale when one or more of your
tires is significantly under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should
stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the
proper pressure.
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Driving on a significantly underinflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may
affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a
substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain correct tire
pressure, even if under-inflation has
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure
telltale.
WARNING
The tire pressure monitoring system
is not a substitute for regular tire
pressure inspections. Check tire
inflation pressures monthly when
cold and set to the recommended
inflation pressure as specified on the
vehicle’s tire information placard and
in the owner’s manual. Refer to
“Tires” in the “INSPECTION AND
MAINTENANCE” section.
WARNING
If the low tire pressure warning light
does not come on when the ignition
is turned to the “ON” position, or
comes on and blinks while driving
there may be a problem with the tire
pressure monitoring system. Have
your vehicle inspected by an authorized SUZUKI dealer. Even if the light
turns off after blinking, indicating
that the monitoring system has
recovered, make sure to have an
authorized SUZUKI dealer check the
system.
WARNING
The load rating of your tires is
reduced at lower inflation pressures.
If your tires become even moderately
under-inflated, the vehicle load may
exceed the load rating of the tires,
which can lead to tire failure. The low
tire pressure warning light will not
alert you of this condition. The warning light will only come on when one
or more of your tires become significantly under-inflated. Check and
adjust your tire inflation pressure at
least once a month. Refer to “Tires”
in the “INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE” section.
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WARNING
If the low tire pressure warning light
comes on and stays on, reduce your
speed and avoid abrupt steering and
braking. Stop in a safe place as soon
as possible and check your tires.
• If you have a flat tire, replace it with
the spare tire. Refer to “Jacking
Instructions” in the “EMERGENCY
SERVICE”
section.
Refer
to
“Replacing Tires and/or Wheels”
for instructions on how to restore
normal operation of the tire pressure monitoring system after you
have had a flat tire.
• If one or more of your tires is
under-inflated adjust the inflation
pressure in all of your tires to the
recommended inflation pressure as
soon as possible.
Be aware that driving on a significantly under-inflated tire can cause
the tire to overheat and can lead to
tire failure, and may affect steering
control and brake effectiveness. This
could lead to an accident, resulting in
severe injury or death.
The low tire pressure warning light can
come on due to normal causes such as
natural air leaks and pressure changes
caused by changes in temperature or
atmospheric pressure. Adjusting the air
pressure in the tires to the pressure shown
on the tire information placard should
cause the low tire pressure warning light to
turn off.
If the light turns on again shortly after
adjusting the pressure in your tires, you
may have a flat tire. If you have a flat tire,
replace it with the spare tire. Refer to
“Jacking Instructions” in the “EMERGENCY SERVICE” section. Refer to
“Replacing Tires and/or Wheels” for
instructions on how to restore normal operation of the tire pressure monitoring system after you have had a flat tire.
NOTE:
• When the tire inflation pressure is
adjusted in high altitude areas, the low
tire pressure light may not turn off even
after tire inflation pressure adjustment.
In this case, adjust the inflation pressure
to a slightly higher pressure than is
shown on the tire information placard.
• The low tire pressure warning light may
turn off temporarily after coming on. This
could be due to surface temperature
increases after long distance driving or
traveling to a high temperature area.
Even if the tire pressure warning light
turns off after coming on, make sure to
check the inflation pressure of all tires.
• To reduce the chance that the low tire
pressure warning light will come on due
to normal changes in temperature and
atmospheric pressure, it is important to
check and adjust the tire pressures
when the tires are cold. Tires that
appear to be at the specified pressure
when checked after driving, when the
tires are warm, could have pressure
below the specification when the tires
cool down. Also, tires that are inflated to
the specified pressure in a warm garage
may have pressure below the specification when the vehicle is driven outside in
very cold temperature. If you adjust the
tire pressure in a garage that is warmer
than the outside temperature, you
should add 1 psi to the recommended
cold tire inflation pressure for every 10°F
difference between garage temperature
and outside temperature.
For tire inflation pressure information, refer
to “Tire Inflation Pressure” in the “INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE” section.
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TPMS Malfunction Indicator
WARNING
Your vehicle also has been equipped
with a TPMS malfunction indicator to
indicate when the system is not operating properly.
WARNING
The TPMS malfunction indicator is
combined with the low tire pressure
telltale. When the system detects a
malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then
remain continuously illuminated.
This sequence will continue upon
subsequent vehicle start-ups as long
as the malfunction exists.
When you turn off the engine, however, the
malfunction indicator resets. It takes about
ten minutes after restarting the engine for
the malfunction to be detected again and
for the light to start flashing.
WARNING
When the malfunction indicator is
illuminated, the system may not be
able to detect or signal low tire pressure as intended. TPMS malfunctions
may occur for a variety of reasons,
including the installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on
the vehicle that prevent the TPMS
from functioning properly. Always
check the TPMS malfunction telltale
after replacing one or more tires or
wheels on your vehicle to ensure that
the replacement or alternate tires and
wheels allow the TPMS to continue to
function properly.
CAUTION
• The tire pressure sensors can be
damaged by the installation or
removal of tires. When tires must
be repaired or replaced, we highly
recommend that you have them
repaired or replaced by an authorized SUZUKI dealer.
• Do not use liquid sealants for a flat
tire as air pressure sensors can be
damaged.
• If the low tire pressure warning
light comes on frequently, there
may be something wrong with one
of the tires or with the monitoring
system.
Have
your
vehicle
inspected by an authorized SUZUKI
dealer.
TPMS Limitations
The tire pressure monitoring system may
not function properly under certain circumstances. In the following situations, the low
tire pressure warning light may come on
and remain on or may blink.
• When you replace a flat tire with the
spare tire.
• When you include the spare tire during a
tire rotation.
• When the TPMS sensor is damaged during a tire replacement or liquid sealants
are used to repair a flat tire.
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• When the TPMS sensor’s electronic signal is disturbed in one of the following
ways:
– Electric devices or facilities using similar radio wave frequencies are nearby.
– A lot of snow or ice covers the vehicle,
in particular, around the wheels or
wheel housings.
– Snow tires or tire chains are used.
• When you use non-genuine SUZUKI
wheels or tires.
Replacing Tires and/or Wheels
If you get a flat tire, Suzuki recommends
that you have an authorized SUZUKI
dealer mount a new tire on the wheel that
had the flat tire, and reinstall this tire on the
vehicle in place of the spare. The TPMS is
already set up to recognize the ID code of
the original wheel, and normal TPMS operation will be restored.
If you need to replace original wheels on
your vehicle, your dealer must make sure
that TPMS sensors are installed in the new
wheels and must set up the TPMS to recognize the new sensors.
NOTE:
A TPMS sensor is not installed in the spare
tire. You should use the spare tire only in
an emergency situation, and should
replace the spare tire as soon as possible
to restore normal TPMS operation.
WARNING
Only use tires and wheels recommended by SUZUKI as standard or
optional equipment for your vehicle.
Use of tires or wheels not recommended by SUZUKI can result in
TPMS failure. Refer to “Tires” in the
“INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE”
section for additional information.
For Vehicles Sold in U.S.A.
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1) This device may not cause harmful
interference.
2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE:
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
Break-In
CAUTION
The future performance and reliability of the engine depends on the care
and restraint exercised during its
early life. It is especially important to
observe the following precautions
during the initial 960 km (600 miles)
of vehicle operation.
• After starting, do not race the
engine. Warm it up gradually.
• Avoid prolonged vehicle operation
at a constant speed. Moving parts
will break in better if you vary your
speed.
• Start off from a stop slowly. Avoid
full throttle starts.
• Avoid hard stopping, especially
during the first 320 km (200 miles)
of driving.
• Do not drive slowly with the transaxle in a high gear.
• Drive the vehicle at moderate
engine speeds.
Traveling to CANADA
Please note that service for the tire pressure monitoring system may not be available in CANADA should there be any
problems or malfunctions in the system.
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Catalytic Converter
CAUTION
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The purpose of the catalytic converter is to
minimize the amount of harmful pollutants
in your vehicle’s exhaust. Use of leaded
fuel in vehicles equipped with catalytic
converters is prohibited by federal law,
because lead deactivates the pollutantreducing components of the catalyst system.
The converter is designed to last the life of
the vehicle under normal usage and when
unleaded fuel is used. No special maintenance is required on the converter. However, it is very important to keep the engine
properly tuned. Engine misfiring, which
can result from an improperly tuned
engine, may cause overheating of the catalyst. This may result in permanent heat
damage to the catalyst and other vehicle
components.
To minimize the possibility of catalyst
or other vehicle damage:
• Maintain the engine in the proper
operating condition.
• In the event of an engine malfunction, particularly one involving
engine misfire or other apparent
loss of performance, have the vehicle serviced promptly.
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition when the transaxle
is in gear and the vehicle is in
motion.
• Do not try to start the engine by
pushing or towing the vehicle or
coasting down a hill.
• Do not idle the engine with any
spark plug wires disconnected or
removed, such as during diagnostic testing.
• Do not idle the vehicle for prolonged periods if idling seems
rough or there are other malfunctions.
• Do not allow the fuel tank to get
near the empty level.
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WARNING
Be careful where you park and drive;
the catalytic converter and other
exhaust components can get very
hot. As with any vehicle, do not park
or operate this vehicle in areas where
combustible materials such as dry
grass or leaves can come in contact
with a hot exhaust system.
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Improving Fuel Economy
The following instructions will help you
improve fuel economy.
EXAMPLE
Avoid excessive idling
If you are to wait for more than a minute
while you are parked, stop the engine and
start it again later. When warming up a
cold engine, allow the engine to idle until
the temperature gauge pointer comes up
to the “C” position. In this position, the
engine is sufficiently warm for starting off.
Avoid “jackrabbit” starts
Fast starts away from lights or stop signs
will consume fuel unnecessarily and
shorten engine life. Start off slowly.
Avoid unnecessary stops
Avoid unnecessary deceleration and stopping. Try to maintain a slow, steady speed
whenever possible. Slowing down and then
accelerating again uses more fuel.
Keep a steady cruising speed
Keep as constant a speed as road and traffic conditions will permit.
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Keep the air cleaner clean
A dirty air cleaner will cause the fuel injection system to supply too much fuel to the
engine for the amount of air being supplied. The result is waste of fuel due to
incomplete fuel burning.
Keep weight to a minimum
The heavier the load, the more fuel the
vehicle consumes. Take out any luggage
or cargo when it is not necessary.
Keep tire pressure correct
Underinflation of the tires can waste fuel
due to increased running resistance of the
tires. Keep your tires inflated to the correct
pressure shown on the label located below
the driver’s side door latch striker.
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DRIVING TIPS
DRIVING TIPS
Highway Driving .................................................................. 7-1
Driving on Hills .................................................................... 7-1
Driving on Slippery Roads ................................................. 7-2
7
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Driving on Hills: NO
DRIVING TIPS
Highway Driving
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WARNING
• Wear Your Seat Belts at All Times.
Even though air bags are equipped
at the front seating positions, the
driver and all passengers should
be properly restrained at all times,
using the seat belts provided. Refer
to the “Seat Belts and Child
Restraint Systems” section for
instructions on proper use of the
seat belts.
• Never drive while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
Alcohol and drugs can seriously
impair your ability to drive safely,
greatly increasing the risk of injury
to yourself and others. You should
also avoid driving when you are
tired, sick, irritated or under stress.
When driving at highway speeds, pay
attention to the following:
• Stopping
distance
progressively
increases with vehicle speed. Apply the
brakes far enough ahead of the stopping
point to allow for the extra stopping distance.
• On rainy days, “Hydroplaning” can occur.
“Hydroplaning” is the loss of direct contact between the road surface and the
vehicle’s tires due to a water film forming
between them. Steering or braking the
vehicle while “Hydroplaning” can be very
difficult, and loss of control can occur.
Keep speed down when the road surface
is wet.
• At high speeds, the vehicle may be
affected by side winds. Therefore,
reduce speed and be prepared for unexpected buffeting, which can occur at the
exits of tunnels, when passing by a cut of
a hill, or when being overtaken by large
vehicles, etc.
Driving on Hills
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• When climbing steep hills, the car may
begin to slow down and show a lack of
power. If this happens, you should shift
to a lower gear so that the engine will
again be operating in its normal power
range. Shift rapidly to prevent the car
from losing momentum.
• When driving down a hill, the engine
should be used for braking by shifting to
next lower gear. (Do this with EITHER an
automatic or manual transaxle.)
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Driving on Slippery Roads: NO
DRIVING TIPS
WARNING
Driving on Slippery Roads
Try not to hold the brake pedal down
too long or too often while going
down a steep or long hill. This could
cause the brakes to overheat, resulting in reduced braking efficiency.
Failure to take this precaution could
result in loss of vehicle control.
CAUTION
When descending a down hill,
NEVER turn the ignition key to the
“OFF” position. Emission control
system and automatic transaxle (if
equipped) damage may result.
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Under wet road conditions you should
drive at a lower speed than on dry roads
due to possible slippage of tires during
braking. When driving on icy, snow-covered, or muddy roads, reduce your speed
and avoid sudden acceleration, abrupt
braking, or sharp steering movements.
intelligent All Wheel Drive (i-AWD)
Models
Your i-AWD provides greater traction on
slippery roads than 2-wheel drive models.
However, your i-AWD will not have as
much traction in deep snow, mud or sand
as multipurpose 4WD vehicles. You should
not attempt to drive your i-AWD in deep
snow, mud or sand. i-AWD models are not
sport/utility vehicles, and are not designed
for off-road use.
If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck
If your vehicle gets stuck in snow, mud or
sand, follow the directions below:
1) Shift the transaxle back and forth
between a forward range (or first gear
for manual transaxle) and reverse. This
will create a rocking motion which may
give you enough momentum to free the
vehicle. Press gently on the accelerator
to keep wheel spinning to a minimum
wheel rpm. Remove your foot from the
accelerator while shifting.
Do not race the engine. Excessive
wheel spin will cause the tires to dig
deeper, making it more difficult to free
the vehicle.
2) If your vehicle remains stuck after a few
minutes of rocking, get another vehicle
to pull your vehicle out.
WARNING
Do not allow anyone to stand near the
vehicle when you are rocking it, and
do not spin the wheels faster than an
indicated 40 km/h (25 mph) on the
speedometer. Personal injury and/or
vehicle damage may result from spinning the wheels too fast.
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DRIVING TIPS
CAUTION
Do not continue rocking the vehicle
for more than a few minutes. Prolonged rocking can cause engine
overheating, transaxle or transfer
case damage or tire damage.
Tire Chains
Tire chains should only be used if they are
needed to increase traction or are required
by law. Make sure that the chains you use
are small-link chains or cable-type chains
and are the correct size for your vehicle’s
tires. Also make sure that there is enough
clearance between the fenders and the
chains as installed on the tires.
Install the chains on the front tires tightly,
according to the chain manufacturer’s
instructions. Retighten the chains after
driving about 1.0 km (1/2 mile) if necessary. With the chains installed, drive slowly.
CAUTION
If you hear the chains hitting against
the vehicle body while driving, stop
and tighten them.
If your vehicle is equipped with full
wheel caps, remove the wheel caps
before installing the chains or the
wheel caps can be damaged by the
chain bands.
Do not drive through deep or rushing
water
Driving in deep or rushing water can be
hazardous. You could lose control of the
vehicle and the occupants could drown.
Also, your vehicle could be seriously damaged. To avoid these risks, observe the following instructions and precautions.
• Do not drive through deep or rushing
water. Deep or rushing water, such as
fast-moving streams or floodwaters,
could carry your vehicle away from your
intended path. The water is too deep if it
covers your wheel hubs, axles or
exhaust tailpipe. Know the depth of the
water before you attempt to drive
through it.
• If water blocks the tailpipe, the engine
may not start or run. If the water is deep
enough to get drawn into the engine
intake system, the engine will be badly
damaged.
• Submerged brakes will have poor braking performance. Drive slowly and carefully. Driving slowly will also help avoid
water splashing onto the ignition system,
which could cause the engine to stall.
• Even when driving through shallow or
still waters, drive carefully since the
water may be hiding ground hazards
such as holes, ditches or bumps.
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WARNING
In addition to following the driving
tips in this section, it is important to
observe the following precautions.
• Make sure your tires are in good
condition and always maintain the
specified tire pressure. Refer to
“Tires” in the “INSPECTION AND
MAINTENANCE”
section
for
details.
• Do not use tires other than those
specified by SUZUKI. Never use different sizes or types of tires on the
front and rear wheels. For information regarding the specified tires,
refer to the Tire Information Label
located on the driver’s side door
pillar.
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DRIVING TIPS
WARNING
(Continued)
• Never use oversized tires or special
shocks and springs to raise (jack
up) your vehicle. This will change
its handling characteristics. Oversized tires may also rub against the
fender over bumps, causing vehicle
damage or tire failure.
• After driving through water, test the
brakes while driving at a slow
speed to see if they have maintained their normal effectiveness. If
the brakes are less effective than
normal, dry them by repeatedly
applying the brakes while driving
slowly until the brakes have
regained their normal effectiveness.
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VEHICLE LOADING AND TOWING
VEHICLE LOADING AND TOWING
Vehicle Loading ................................................................... 8-1
Trailer Towing ...................................................................... 8-2
Towing Your Vehicle (recreational towing) ...................... 8-2
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VEHICLE LOADING AND TOWING
Vehicle Loading
Vehicle Capacity Weight – Maximum permissible load weight a vehicle can carry
including the weight of all the occupants,
accessories and cargo.
The weight of any accessories already
installed on your vehicle at the time of purchase, or that you or the dealer install after
purchase, must be subtracted from the
Vehicle Capacity Weight to determine how
much capacity remains available for occupants and cargo. Contact your dealer for
further information.
80JS025
Your vehicle was designed for specific
weight capacities. The weight capacities of
your vehicle are indicated by the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), the Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR, front and rear)
and the Vehicle Capacity Weight. The
GVWR and GAWR (front and rear) are
listed on the Safety Certification Label
which is located below the driver’s side
door latch striker. The Vehicle Capacity
Weight is listed on the Tire Information
Label which is located below the Safety
Certification Label.
Actual weight of the loaded vehicle and
actual loads at the front and rear axles can
only be determined by weighing the vehicle
using a vehicle scale. To measure the
weight and load, try taking your vehicle to
a highway weighing station, shipping company or inspection station for trucks, etc.
Compare these weights to the GVWR and
GAWR (front and rear) listed on the Safety
Certification Label. If the gross vehicle
weight or the load on either axle exceeds
these ratings, you must remove enough
weight to bring the load down to the rated
capacity.
WARNING
Never overload your vehicle. The
gross vehicle weight (sum of the
weights of the loaded vehicle, driver
and passengers) must never exceed
the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR) listed on the Safety Certification Label. In addition, never distribute a load so that the weight on either
the front or rear axle exceeds the
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
listed on the Safety Certification
Label.
WARNING
• Always distribute cargo evenly.
• To avoid personal injury or damage
to your vehicle, always secure
cargo to prevent it from shifting if
the vehicle moves suddenly.
• Place heavier objects on the floor
and as far forward in the trunk or in
the cargo area as possible.
• Never pile cargo higher than the
top of the seat backs.
GVWR – Maximum permissible overall
weight of the fully loaded vehicle (including
all the occupants, accessories and cargo).
GAWR – (Front and Rear) Maximum permissible weight on an individual axle.
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Towing Your Vehicle (recreational towing): 13
VEHICLE LOADING AND TOWING
Trailer Towing
Towing Your Vehicle
(recreational towing)
Your vehicle may be towed behind another
vehicle (such as a motorhome), provided
you use the proper towing method specified for your vehicle. The towing method
you must use depends on the specifications of your vehicle: whether it is a 2wheel drive (2WD) or intelligent All Wheel
Drive (i-AWD) vehicle.
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Do not use your vehicle to tow a trailer. The
vehicle is not designed or intended for
such use. Towing a trailer can adversely
affect handling, durability and fuel economy.
TOWING INSTRUCTION TABLE
DRIVE
TRAIN
2WD
i-AWD
including
2WD mode
TRANSAXLE
A/T (AUTO)
M/T
(MANUAL)
A/T
TOWING
METHOD
A
M/T
B
AB
none
Use the towing instruction table to select
the proper towing method for your vehicle,
and carefully follow the corresponding
instructions. Be sure to use proper towing
equipment designed for recreational towing and make sure that towing speed does
not exceed 90 km/h (55 mph).
WARNING
Always use a safety chain when towing your vehicle and be sure to
observe federal, state, and local
requirements for trailer hitches, tow
bars, lights, etc.
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CAUTION
For the automatic transaxle of intelligent All Wheel Drive (i-AWD) models,
don’t tow your vehicle behind
another vehicle such as a motorhome, or the drive train may be seriously damaged.
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VEHICLE LOADING AND TOWING
A: 2WD (except 2WD mode of i-AWD)
VEHICLES WITH MANUAL TRANSAXLE OR AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE
1) Secure the front wheels on a towing
dolly according to the instructions provided by the dolly manufacturer.
2) Release the parking brake.
TOWING METHOD A
FROM THE FRONT:
FRONT WHEELS ON A DOLLY
AND REAR WHEELS ON THE GROUND
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CAUTION
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Towing the 2WD or i-AWD automatic
transaxle vehicles with four wheels
on the ground can result in damage
to the automatic transaxle.
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VEHICLE LOADING AND TOWING
B: 2WD or i-AWD (including 2WD mode)
VEHICLES WITH MANUAL TRANSAXLE
1) Shift the manual transaxle lever into
neutral.
2) Turn the ignition key to the “ACC” position to unlock the steering wheel.
3) Release the parking brake.
TOWING METHOD B
FROM THE FRONT:
FOUR WHEELS ON THE GROUND
CAUTION
The steering column is not strong
enough to withstand shocks transmitted from the front wheels during
towing. Always unlock the steering
wheel before towing.
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CAUTION
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Towing the 2WD or i-AWD automatic
transaxle vehicles with four wheels
on the ground can result in damage
to the automatic transaxle.
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
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Maintenance Schedule ....................................................... 9-2
Periodic Maintenance Schedule ........................................ 9-3
Maintenance Recommended under Severe Driving
Conditions ........................................................................... 9-7
Engine Oil and Filter ........................................................... 9-11
Gear Oil ................................................................................ 9-14
Automatic Transaxle Fluid ................................................. 9-16
Engine Coolant .................................................................... 9-17
Windshield Washer Fluid ................................................... 9-19
Air Cleaner ........................................................................... 9-19
Spark Plugs ......................................................................... 9-20
Brakes .................................................................................. 9-21
Steering Wheel .................................................................... 9-23
Clutch Pedal ........................................................................ 9-24
Tires ...................................................................................... 9-24 9
Battery .................................................................................. 9-35
Fuses .................................................................................... 9-35
Headlight Aiming ................................................................. 9-39
Bulb Replacement ............................................................... 9-39
Wiper Blades ....................................................................... 9-44
Air Conditioning System .................................................... 9-48
80J21-03E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
WARNING
60A187S
WARNING
You should take extreme care when
working on your vehicle to prevent
accidental injury. Here are a few precautions that you should be especially careful to observe:
• To prevent damage or unintended
inflation of the air bag system, be
sure the battery is disconnected
and the ignition switch has been in
the “LOCK” position for at least 90
seconds before performing any
electrical service work on your
SUZUKI. Do not touch air bag system components or wires. The
wires are wrapped with yellow tape
or yellow tubing, and the couplers
are yellow for easy identification.
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• Do not leave the engine running in
garages or other confined areas.
• When the engine is running, keep
hands, clothing, tools and other
objects away from the moving fan
and drive belt.
• When it is necessary to do service
work with the engine running, make
sure that the parking brake is set
fully and the transaxle is in Neutral
(for manual transaxle vehicles) or
Park (for automatic transaxle vehicles).
• Do not touch ignition wires or other
ignition system parts when starting
the engine or when the engine is
running, or you could receive an
electric shock.
• Be careful not to touch a hot
engine, exhaust manifold and
pipes, muffler, radiator and water
hoses.
• Do not allow smoking, sparks or
flames around gasoline or the battery. Flammable fumes are present.
• Do not get under your vehicle if it is
supported only with the portable
jack provided in your vehicle.
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WARNING
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• Be careful not to cause accidental
short circuits between the positive
and negative battery terminals.
• Keep used oil, engine coolant and
other fluids away from children and
pets. Dispose of used fluids properly; never pour them on the
ground, into sewers, etc.
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80J21-03E
Maintenance Schedule: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
NOTICE (for U.S.A.)
Maintenance, replacement or repair of
the emission control devices and systems may be performed by any automobile repair establishment or individual
using any part which has been certified
under the provisions in the Clean Air
Act sec. 207. (a) (2).
Maintenance Schedule
The following table shows the times when
you should perform regular maintenance
on your vehicle. This table shows in miles,
kilometers and months when you should
perform inspections, adjustments, lubrication and other services. These intervals
should be shortened if driving is usually
done under severe conditions (refer to
“Maintenance
Recommended
Under
Severe Driving Conditions”).
WARNING
The shock absorbers are filled with
high pressure gas. Never attempt to
disassemble it or throw it into a fire.
Avoid storing it near a heater or heating device. When scrapping the
absorber, the gas must be released
from the absorber safely. Ask your
dealer for assistance.
WARNING
SUZUKI recommends that maintenance on items marked with an asterisk (*) be performed by your
authorized SUZUKI dealer or a qualified service technician. If you are
qualified, you may perform maintenance on the unmarked items by
referring to the instructions in this
section. If you are not sure whether
you can successfully complete any of
the unmarked maintenance jobs, ask
your authorized SUZUKI dealer to do
the maintenance for you.
CAUTION
Whenever it becomes necessary to
replace parts on your vehicle, it is
recommended that you use genuine
SUZUKI replacement parts or their
equivalent.
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80J21-03E
Periodic Maintenance Schedule: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Schedule
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Interval: This interval should be judged by odometer km (x 1000)
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ENGINE & EMISSION CONTROL
1. Drive belt
*Tension check, *adjustment, *replacement
*2. Valve lash (clearance)
3. Engine oil and oil filter
*4. Cooling system hoses and connections
5. Engine coolant
*6. Exhaust pipes and mountings
*7. EVAP canister
*8. Emission-related hoses & tubes
9. Spark plugs
*10. Ignition coil (plug cap)
*11. Fuel tank & cap
12. Air cleaner filter element (paved road)
*13. Fuel filter
*14. Fuel lines and connections
*15. Canister air suction filter
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Periodic Maintenance Schedule: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
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Interval: This interval should be judged by odometer km (x 1000)
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ENGINE & EMISSION CONTROL
1. Drive belt
*Tension check, *adjustment, *replacement
*2. Valve lash (clearance)
3. Engine oil and oil filter
*4. Cooling system hoses and connections
5. Engine coolant
*6. Exhaust pipes and mountings
*7. EVAP canister
*8. Emission-related hoses & tubes
9. Spark plugs
*10. Ignition coil (plug cap)
*11. Fuel tank & cap
12. Air cleaner filter element (paved road)
*13. Fuel filter
*14. Fuel lines and connections
*15. Canister air suction filter
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NOTE:
The maintenance services enclosed with rectangle are recommended maintenance items.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board has determined that the failure to perform recommended maintenance items enclosed with a rectangle will not nullify the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the completion
of the vehicle’s useful life. SUZUKI, however, urges that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance recorded.
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80J21-03E
Maintenance Recommended under Severe Driving Conditions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
R: Replace or change
I : Inspect, clean, adjust, lubricate or replace as necessary
miles (x 1000)
Interval: This interval should be judged by odometer km (x 1000)
reading or months, whichever comes first.
months
CHASSIS AND BODY
1. Clutch (for manual transaxle)
Pedal and fluid level
*2. Brake discs and pads
(front, rear)
Brake drums and shoes
(rear)
*3. Brake hoses and pipes
4. Brake fluid level check, *replacement
5. Brake pedal stroke check, *adjustment
6. Parking brake lever and *cable
Lever movement check, *adjustment
7. Tires (including tire rotation)
8. Wheel discs
*9. Suspension system
*10. Propeller shafts (i-AWD)/Drive axle boots
*11. Manual transaxle oil
Level check, *replacement
12. Automatic transaxle (A/T)
Fluid level
*Fluid change
*Fluid hose
*13. Transfer oil (i-AWD)
*14. Rear differential oil (i-AWD)
15. Steering system
Steering wheel movement,
*linkage
16. Power steering (if equipped)
17. All latches, hinges and locks
18. Air conditioner filter element (if equipped)
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Maintenance Recommended under Severe Driving Conditions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
R: Replace or change
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miles (x 1000)
Interval: This interval should be judged by odometer km (x 1000)
reading or months, whichever comes first.
months
CHASSIS AND BODY
1. Clutch (for manual transaxle)
Pedal and fluid level
*2. Brake discs and pads
(front, rear)
Brake drums and shoes
(rear)
*3. Brake hoses and pipes
4. Brake fluid level check, *replacement
5. Brake pedal stroke check, *adjustment
6. Parking brake lever and *cable
Lever movement check, *adjustment
7. Tires (including tire rotation)
8. Wheel discs
*9. Suspension system
*10. Propeller shafts (i-AWD)/Drive axle boots
*11. Manual transaxle oil
Level check, *replacement
12. Automatic transaxle (A/T)
Fluid level
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*Fluid hose
*13. Transfer oil (i-AWD)
*14. Rear differential oil (i-AWD)
15. Steering system
Steering wheel movement,
*linkage
16. Power steering (if equipped)
17. All latches, hinges and locks
18. Air conditioner filter element (if equipped)
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This table shows the service schedule up to 250000 km (150000 miles).
Beyond 250000 km (150000 miles), perform the same services at the same intervals shown in the chart.
Beyond 250000 km (150000 miles), the maintenance services enclosed with a rectangle are required.
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80J21-03E
Engine Oil and Filter: 1, 2
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Maintenance Recommended under Severe Driving Conditions
Follow this schedule if your car is mainly operated under one or more of the following conditions:
• When most trips are less than 6 kilometers (4 miles)
• When most trips are less than 16 kilometers (10 miles) and outside temperature remain below freezing.
• Idling and/or low-speed operation in stop-and-go traffic.
• Operating in dusty areas.
Schedule should also be followed if the car is used for delivery service, police, taxi or other commercial applications.
R: Replace or change
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Interval: This interval should be judged by odometer km (x 1000)
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ENGINE & EMISSION CONTROL
1. Drive belt
*Tension check, *adjustment, *replacement
*2. Valve lash (clearance)
3. Engine oil and oil filter
*4. Cooling system hoses and connections
5. Engine coolant
*6. Exhaust pipes and mountings
*7. EVAP canister
*8. Emission-related hoses & tubes
9. Spark plugs
*10. Ignition coil (plug cap)
*11. Fuel tank & cap
12. Air cleaner filter element (paved road)
*13. Fuel filter
*14. Fuel lines and connections
*15. Canister air suction filter
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Engine Oil and Filter: 1, 2
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
R: Replace or change
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Interval: This interval should be judged by odometer km (x 1000)
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1. Drive belt
*Tension check, *adjustment, *replacement
*2. Valve lash (clearance)
3. Engine oil and oil filter
*4. Cooling system hoses and connections
5. Engine coolant
*6. Exhaust pipes and mountings
*7. EVAP canister
*8. Emission-related hoses & tubes
9. Spark plugs
*10. Ignition coil (plug cap)
*11. Fuel tank & cap
12. Air cleaner filter element (paved road)
*13. Fuel filter
*14. Fuel lines and connections
*15. Canister air suction filter
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Engine Oil and Filter: 1, 2
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
R: Replace or change
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miles (x 1000)
Interval: This interval should be judged by odometer km (x 1000)
reading or months, whichever comes first.
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CHASSIS AND BODY
1. Clutch (for manual transaxle)
Pedal and fluid level
*2. Brake discs and pads
(front, rear)
Brake drums and shoes
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*3. Brake hoses and pipes
4. Brake fluid level check, *replacement
5. Brake pedal stroke check, *adjustment
6. Parking brake lever and *cable
Lever movement check, *adjustment
7. Tires (including tire rotation)
8. Wheel discs
*9. Wheel bearings
*10. Suspension system
*11. Propeller shafts (i-AWD)/Drive axle boots
*12. Manual transaxle oil
Level check, *replacement
13. Automatic transaxle (A/T)
Fluid level
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*Fluid hose
*14. Transfer oil (i-AWD)
*15. Rear differential oil (i-AWD)
16. Steering system
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18. All latches, hinges and locks
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9-9
80J21-03E
Engine Oil and Filter: 1, 2
Gear Oil: 6, 10
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
R: Replace or change
I : Inspect, clean, adjust, lubricate or replace as necessary
miles (x 1000)
Interval: This interval should be judged by odometer km (x 1000)
reading or months, whichever comes first.
months
CHASSIS AND BODY
1. Clutch (for manual transaxle)
Pedal and fluid level
*2. Brake discs and pads
(front, rear)
Brake drums and shoes
(rear)
*3. Brake hoses and pipes
4. Brake fluid level check, *replacement
5. Brake pedal stroke check, *adjustment
6. Parking brake lever and *cable
Lever movement check, *adjustment
7. Tires (including tire rotation)
8. Wheel discs
*9. Wheel bearings
*10. Suspension system
*11. Propeller shafts (i-AWD)/Drive axle boots
*12. Manual transaxle oil
Level check, *replacement
13. Automatic transaxle (A/T)
Fluid level
*Fluid change
*Fluid hose
*14. Transfer oil (i-AWD)
*15. Rear differential oil (i-AWD)
16. Steering system
Steering wheel movement,
*linkage
17. Power steering (if equipped)
18. All latches, hinges and locks
19. Air conditioner filter element (if equipped)*1
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NOTE:
This table shows the service schedule up to 125000 km (75000 miles).
Beyond 125000 km (75000 miles), perform the same services at the same intervals shown in the chart.
*1 Clean more frequently if the air flow from the air conditioner decreases.
9-10
80J21-03E
Gear Oil: 6, 10
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Engine Oil and Filter
Oil Level Check
Specified Oil
Engine oil dipstick
(1)
EXAMPLE
FULL
ADD
10W-30
5W-30
o
C -30
o
F -22
-20
-4
-10
0
10
14
32
50
Temperature
EXAMPLE
20
68
30
86
40
104
“Starburst”
52D084
80G064
52D083
(1) Preferred
Use engine oil with the American Petroleum Institute Certified For Gasoline
Engines “Starburst” symbol.
Select the appropriate oil viscosity according to the above chart.
It is important to keep the engine oil at the
correct level for proper lubrication of your
vehicle’s engine. Check the oil level with
the vehicle on a level surface. The oil level
indication may be inaccurate if the vehicle
is on a slope. The oil level should be
checked either before starting the engine
or at least 5 minutes after stopping the
engine.
The handle of the engine oil dipstick is colored yellow for easy identification.
Pull out the oil dipstick, wipe oil off with a
clean cloth, insert the dipstick all the way
into the engine, then remove it again. The
oil on the stick should be between the
upper and lower limits shown on the stick.
If the oil level indication is near the lower
limit, add enough oil to raise the level to the
upper limit.
We highly recommend you use SAE 5W30 oil.
CAUTION
Failure to use the recommended oil
can result in engine damage.
9-11
80J21-03E
Automatic Transaxle Fluid: 10
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Refilling
Changing Engine Oil and Filter
WARNING
EXAMPLE
Open
EXAMPLE
Close
81A147
60G306
Remove the oil filler cap and pour oil slowly
through the filler hole to bring the oil level
to the upper limit on the dipstick. Be careful
not to overfill. Too much oil is almost as
bad as too little oil. After refilling, start the
engine and allow it to idle for about a
minute. Stop the engine, wait about 5 minutes and check the oil level again.
Drain the engine oil while the engine is still
warm.
1) Remove the oil filler cap.
2) Place a drain pan under the drain plug.
3) Using a wrench, remove the drain plug
and drain out the engine oil.
WARNING
New and used oil and solvent can be
hazardous. Children and pets may be
harmed by swallowing new or used
oil or solvent. Repeated, prolonged
contact with used engine oil may
cause [skin] cancer. Brief contact
with used oil or solvent may irritate
skin.
• Keep new and used oil and solvent
away from children and pets.
• Wear a long-sleeve shirt and waterproof gloves.
• Wash with soap if oil or solvent
contacts your skin.
4) Reinstall the drain plug and gasket.
Tighten the plug with a wrench to the
specified torque.
Tightening torque specification
35 Nm (25.3 lb-ft, 3.5 kg-m)
The engine oil temperature may be
high enough to burn your fingers
when the drain plug is loosened. Wait
until the drain plug is cool enough to
touch with your bare hands.
9-12
80J21-03E
Automatic Transaxle Fluid: 10
Engine Coolant: 1, 2
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Replace the Oil Filter
Refill with Oil and Check for Leaks
1) Pour oil through the filler hole and
install the filler cap.
For the approximate capacity of the oil,
refer to the “Capacities” item in the
“SPECIFICATIONS” section.
2) Start the engine and look carefully for
leaks at the oil filter and drain plug. Run
the engine at various speeds for at least
5 minutes.
3) Stop the engine and wait about 5 minutes. Check the oil level again and add
oil if necessary. Check for leaks again.
54G093
60A198
1) Remove the engine under cover.
2) Using an oil filter wrench, turn the oil filter counterclockwise and remove it.
3) Using a clean rag, wipe off the mounting surface on the engine where the
new filter will be seated.
4) Smear a little engine oil around the rubber gasket of the new oil filter.
5) Screw on the new filter by hand until the
filter gasket contacts the mounting surface.
CAUTION
To tighten the oil filter properly, it is
important to accurately identify the
position at which the filter gasket
first contacts the mounting surface.
(1) Oil filter
(2) 3/4 turn
6) Tighten the filter 3/4 turn from the point
of contact with the mounting surface (or
to the specified torque) using an oil filter
wrench.
CAUTION
When replacing the oil filter, it is recommended that you use a genuine
SUZUKI replacement filter. If you use
an after-market filter, make sure it is
of equivalent quality and carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions
and precautions.
Tightening torque specification
14 Nm (10.0 lb-ft, 1.4 kg-m)
CAUTION
To prevent oil leakage, make sure
that the oil filter is tight, but do not
overtighten it.
9-13
80J21-03E
Engine Coolant: 1, 2
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Gear Oil
EXAMPLE
API GRADE
Specified Gear Oil
Manual transaxle
Manual transaxle (API GL-4)
Rear differential oil
(i-AWD)/Transfer oil
(i-AWD A/T)
GL-4
GL-5 (Hypoid
gear oil)
54G095
80J014
Rear differential oil (i-AWD)/Transfer oil
of automatic transaxle model (i-AWD)
(API GL-5 Hypoid)
CAUTION
Oil leaks from around the oil filter or
drain plug indicate incorrect installation or gasket damage. If you find any
leaks or are not sure that the filter
has been properly tightened, have
the vehicle inspected by your SUZUKI
dealer.
54G096
When replacing gear oil, use the appropriate viscosity and grade as shown in the
charts below.
We highly recommend you use:
API GL-4 SAE 75W-90 for manual transaxle gear oil
API GL-5 hypoid gear oil SAE 80W-90 for
rear differential oil (i-AWD) and transfer oil
of automatic transaxle model (i-AWD)
9-14
80J21-03E
Engine Coolant: 1, 2
Windshield Washer Fluid: 3
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Gear Oil Level Check
Rear differential (i-AWD)
Manual transaxle
The manual transaxle, transfer gears (iAWD A/T) and rear differential (i-AWD) are
lubricated with gear oil. To check the gear
oil level in any of the above locations, use
the following procedure:
(1)
54G097
Transfer case (i-AWD)
80J015
(1) Oil filler and level plug
Tightening torque
Gear Oil Replacement
Oil Filler Plug
Manual transaxle
(1)
Transfer
Rear differential
1) Park the vehicle on a level surface. Set
parking brake and stop the engine.
2) Remove the oil filler plug (1).
3) Check the inside of the hole with your
finger. If the oil level comes up to the
bottom of the plug hole, the oil level is
correct. If so, reinstall the plug.
4) If the oil level is low, add gear oil
through the filler plug hole (1) until the
oil level reaches the bottom of the filler
hole.
21 Nm
(15.2 lb-ft)
(2.1 kg-m)
Since special procedures, materials and
tools are required to change the automatic
transaxle oil, it is recommended that you
trust this job to your authorized SUZUKI
dealer.
23 Nm
(16.6 lb-ft)
(2.3 kg-m)
80J007
(1) Oil filler and level plug
9-15
80J21-03E
Windshield Washer Fluid: 3
Air Cleaner: 1, 2
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
Specified Fluid
Use an automatic transaxle fluid equivalent
to DEXRON®-III.
5) With your foot on the brake pedal, move
the gearshift lever through each gear,
pausing for about three seconds in
each range. Then move it back to the
“P” (Park) position.
(3)
(1)
(3)
Fluid Level Check
CAUTION
Driving with too much or too little
fluid can damage the transaxle.
WARNING
Be sure to depress the brake pedal
when moving the gearshift lever, or
the vehicle can move suddenly.
You must check the fluid level with the
automatic transaxle fluid at normal operating temperature.
3) Park your vehicle on level ground.
4) Apply the parking brake and then start
the engine in “P” (Park). Let it idle for
two minutes and keep it running during
the fluid level check.
(2)
(2)
54G317
(1) FULL
(2) LOW
(3) The lowest point = Fluid level
To check the fluid level:
1) To warm up the transaxle fluid, drive the
vehicle or idle the engine until the temperature gauge indicates normal operating temperature.
2) Then drive for ten more minutes.
NOTE:
Do not check the fluid level if you have just
driven the vehicle for a long time at high
speed, or if you have driven in city traffic in
hot weather. Wait until the fluid cools down
(about 30 minutes), or the fluid level indication will not be correct.
(1)
75F086
6) The handle of the A/T fluid dipstick is
colored red for easy identification.
Remove the dipstick, clean it and push
it back in until the cap seats. Pull out
the dipstick and read the fluid level.
The fluid level should be between the
two marks in the “HOT” range on the
dipstick.
7) Add just enough specified fluid through
the dipstick hole to fill the transaxle to
the proper level. It takes only 0.4 liters
(0.85 US pt) for 4-speed automatic transaxle to raise the level from “LOW” to
“FULL”.
9-16
80J21-03E
Spark Plugs: 1, 2
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
CAUTION
Engine Coolant
Selection of Coolant
After checking or adding oil, be sure
to insert the dipstick securely.
Changing Oil
Since special procedures, materials and
tools are required to change the automatic
transaxle oil, it is recommended that you
trust this job to your authorized SUZUKI
dealer.
56KN049
To maintain optimum performance and
durability of your engine, use SUZUKI
Genuine Coolant or equivalent.
This type of coolant is best for your cooling
system as it:
• Helps maintain proper engine temperature.
• Gives proper protection against freezing
and boiling.
• Gives proper protection against corrosion and rust.
Failure to use the proper coolant can damage your cooling system. Your authorized
SUZUKI dealer can help you select the
proper coolant.
CAUTION
EXAMPLE
FULL
LOW
60A208
To avoid damaging your cooling system:
• Always use a high quality ethylene
glycol base phosphate type coolant
diluted with distilled water at the
correct mixture concentration.
• Make sure that the proper mix is 50/
50 coolant to distilled water and in
no case higher than 70/30. Concentrations greater than 70/30 coolant
to distilled water will cause overheating conditions.
• Do not use straight coolant nor
plain water.
(Continued)
9-17
80J21-03E
Brakes: 6
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Coolant Replacement
CAUTION
CAUTION
(Continued)
• Do not add extra inhibitors or additives. They may not be compatible
with your cooling system.
• Do not mix different types of base
coolants. Doing so may result in
accelerated seal wear and/or the
possibility of severe overheating
and extensive engine/automatic
transaxle damage.
• The mixture you use should contain 50% concentration of antifreeze.
• If the lowest ambient temperature
in your area is expected to be –
35°C (–31°F) or below, use higher
concentrations up to 60% following
the instructions on the antifreeze
container.
• When putting the cap on the reservoir tank, line up the arrow on the
cap and the arrow on the tank. Failure to follow this can result in coolant leakage.
Coolant Level Check
Check the engine coolant level at the
reserve tank, not at the radiator. With the
engine cool, the engine coolant level
should be between the “FULL” and “LOW”
marks.
Adding Coolant
If the engine coolant level is below the
“LOW” mark, more engine coolant should
be added. Remove the reserve tank cap
and add engine coolant until the reserve
tank level reaches the “FULL” mark. Never
fill the reserve tank above the “FULL” mark.
Since special procedures are required, we
recommend you take your vehicle to your
SUZUKI dealer for coolant replacement.
WARNING
Engine coolant is harmful or fatal if
swallowed or inhaled. Do not drink
antifreeze or coolant solution. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Immediately contact a poison control
center or a physician. Avoid inhaling
mist or hot vapors; if inhaled, remove
to fresh air. If coolant gets in eyes,
flush eyes with water and seek medical attention. Wash thoroughly after
handling. Solution can be poisonous
to animals. Keep out of the reach of
children and animals.
9-18
80J21-03E
Brakes: 6
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Windshield Washer Fluid
Check that there is washer fluid in the tank
by looking at the washer fluid level gauge
which is attached to the cap of the washer
fluid tank. If the fluid level is near “E” mark,
refill it.
Air Cleaner
WARNING
Do not use “anti-freeze” solution in
the windshield washer reservoir. This
can severely impair visibility when
sprayed on the windshield, and also
damage your vehicle’s paint.
(or opposite side)
CAUTION
65D108
Damage may result if the washer
motor is operated with no fluid in the
washer tank.
Use a good quality windshield washer
fluid, diluted with water as necessary.
80J003
If the air cleaner is clogged with dust, there
will be greater intake resistance, resulting
in decreased power output and increased
fuel consumption.
Unclamp the side clamps, and remove the
element from the air cleaner case. If it
appears to be dirty, replace it with a new
one.
CAUTION
80J008
The air cleaner element should be
replaced every 50000 km (30000
miles). More frequent replacement is
necessary when you drive under
dusty conditions.
9-19
80J21-03E
Brakes: 6
Steering Wheel: 6
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Spark Plugs
CAUTION
EXAMPLE
65D180
You should inspect spark plugs periodically
for carbon deposits. When carbon accumulates on a spark plug, a strong spark
may not be produced. Remove carbon
deposits with a wire or pin and adjust the
spark plug gap.
To access the spark plugs,
1) disconnect the coupler while pushing
the release lever,
2) remove the bolt, and
3) pull the ignition coil out.
• When servicing the iridium/platinum spark plugs (slender center
electrode type plugs), do not touch
the center electrode, as it is easy to
damage.
• When installing the spark plugs,
screw them in with your fingers to
avoid stripping the threads. Tighten
with a torque wrench to 25 Nm (2.5
kg-m, 18.0 lb-ft). Do not allow contaminants to enter the engine
through the spark plug holes when
the plugs are removed.
• Never use spark plugs with the
wrong thread size.
1.0 – 1.1 mm
(0.039 – 0.043 in.)
80G093
CAUTION
When replacing spark plugs, you
should use the brand and type specified for your vehicle. For the specified
plugs,
refer
to
the
“SPECIFICATIONS” section at the
end of this book. If you wish to use a
brand of spark plug other than the
specified plugs, consult your SUZUKI
dealer.
9-20
80J21-03E
Clutch Pedal: 6
Tires: 6
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Brakes
WARNING
Brake Fluid
or
EXAMPLE
80J104
WARNING
80J004
Check the brake fluid level by looking at
the reservoir in the engine compartment.
Check that the fluid level is between the
“MAX” and “MIN” lines. If the brake fluid
level is near the “MIN” line, fill it up to the
“MAX” line with DOT3 brake fluid.
Failure to follow the guidelines below
can result in personal injury or serious damage to the brake system.
• If the brake fluid in the reservoir
drops below a certain level, the
brake warning light on the instrument panel will come on (the
engine must be running with the
parking brake fully disengaged.)
Should the light come on, immediately ask your SUZUKI dealer to
inspect the brake system.
• A rapid fluid loss indicates a leak in
the brake system which should be
inspected by your SUZUKI dealer
immediately.
• Brake fluid can harm your eyes and
damage painted surfaces. Use caution when refilling the reservoir.
(Continued)
(Continued)
• Do not use any fluid other than
DOT3 brake fluid. Do not use
reclaimed fluid or fluid that has
been stored in old or open containers. It is essential that foreign particles and other liquids are kept out
of the brake fluid reservoir.
WARNING
Brake fluid is harmful or fatal if swallowed, and harmful if it comes in contact with skin or eyes. If swallowed,
do not induce vomiting. Immediately
contact a poison control center or a
physician. If brake fluid gets in eyes,
flush eyes with water and seek medical attention. Wash thoroughly after
handling. Solution can be poisonous
to animals. Keep out of the reach of
children and animals.
CAUTION
The brake fluid should be replaced
according to the maintenance schedule. Have the brake fluid replaced by
your SUZUKI dealer.
9-21
80J21-03E
Tires: 6
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
NOTE:
With disc brakes, the fluid level can be
expected to gradually fall as the brake
pads wear.
measured above is less than the minimum
distance required, have your vehicle
inspected by your SUZUKI dealer.
Brake Pedal
WARNING
If you experience any of the following
problems with your vehicle’s brake
system, have the vehicle inspected
immediately by your SUZUKI dealer.
• Poor braking performance
• Uneven braking (Brakes not working uniformly on all wheels.)
• Excessive pedal travel
• Brake dragging
• Excessive noise
• (Except ABS equipped vehicle)
Pedal pulsation (Pedal pulsates
when pressed for braking.)
“a”
Floor carpet
60G104
65D345
Pedal to floor carpet minimum distance
“a”
NOTE:
When measuring the distance between the
brake pedal and floor wall, be sure not to
include the floor mat or rubber on the floor
wall in your measurement.
40 mm (1.6 in.)
With the engine running and the parking
brake set, measure the distance between
the brake pedal and floor carpet when the
pedal is depressed with approximately 300
N (66 lbs, 30 kg) of force. The minimum
distance required is as specified. Since
your vehicle’s brake system is self-adjusting, there is no need for pedal adjustment.
If the pedal to floor carpet distance as
9-22
80J21-03E
Tires: 6
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Steering Wheel
Parking Brake Lever
Power Steering (if equipped)
EXAMPLE
200 N (44 lbs, 20 kg)
“c”
“b”
60A226
Ratchet tooth specification “b”
54G225
80J005
Steering wheel play “c”
4th – 9th
0 – 30 mm (0.0 – 1.2 in.)
Check the parking brake for proper adjustment by counting the number of clicks
made by the ratchet teeth as you slowly
pull up on the parking brake lever to the
point of full engagement. The parking
brake lever should stop between the specified ratchet teeth and the rear wheels
should be securely locked. If the parking
brake is not properly adjusted or the
brakes drag after the lever has been fully
released, have the parking brake inspected
and/or adjusted by your SUZUKI dealer.
Check the play of the steering wheel by
gently turning it from left to right and measuring the distance that it moves before
you feel slight resistance. The play should
be between the specified values. Check
that the steering wheel turns easily and
smoothly without rattling by turning it all the
way to the right and to the left while driving
very slowly in an open area. If the amount
of free play is outside the specification or
you find anything else to be wrong, an
inspection must be performed by your
SUZUKI dealer.
(1) UPPER
(2) LOWER
Check the steering box case, vane pump
and hose connections for leaks or damage.
Power Steering Fluid
Check the fluid level by looking at the reservoir in the engine compartment when the
fluid is cold (about room temperature).
Check that the fluid level is between the
“UPPER” and “LOWER” lines. If the fluid
level is near the “LOWER” line, fill it up to
the “UPPER” line with an automatic transaxle fluid equivalent to ATF DEXRON®-II
(Esso JWS 2326) or DEXRON®-III. Do not
overfill.
9-23
80J21-03E
Tires: 6
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Clutch Pedal
Tires
For safe operation of your vehicle, it is
important that the tires be the correct type
and size, in good condition, and properly
inflated. Be sure to follow the requirements
and recommendations in this section.
Tire Sidewall Labeling
Useful information about a tire is molded
into its sidewall. The example below shows
a typical passenger car tire.
Typical Passenger Car Tire Sidewall
I
C
80J004
Check the clutch pedal for smooth operation and clutch fluid level from time to time.
If clutch dragging is felt with the pedal fully
depressed, have the clutch inspected by
your SUZUKI dealer. If the clutch fluid level
is near the “MIN” line, fill it up to the “MAX”
line with DOT3 brake fluid.
D
J
B
H
G
A
E
F
67D027
A. Tire Manufacturer
The name of the tire manufacturer is
shown here.
B. Tire Name/Model
The tire name or model is shown
here.
C. Tire Size
The tire size code is a combination of
letters and numbers used to define a
particular tire’s width, height, aspect
ratio, construction type, and service
description. See the “Tire Size” explanation later in this section for more
details.
D. U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number
The Department of Transportation
(DOT) marking indicates that the tire
is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards. The letters and
numbers following the DOT marking
is the Tire Identification Number
(TIN). The TIN identifies the tire manufacturer and plant, tire size, and date
the tire was manufactured.
E. Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG)
Tire manufacturers are required to
grade tires based on three performance factors: treadwear, traction
and temperature resistance. Refer to
the “Uniform Tire Quality Grading”
section for more details.
F. Load Rating
Load rating is the maximum weight a
tire is designed to support in normal
service.
G. Max Inflation Pressure
Max inflation pressure is the maximum inflation pressure a tire is
designed for.
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H. Tire Ply Material
These tire markings describe the type
of cord and number of plies in the
sidewall and under the tread.
I. Load Index and Speed Rating
The two- or three-digit number is the
tire’s load index, the maximum load a
tire can carry at the speed indicated
by its speed symbol at the maximum
inflation pressure. The higher the
number is, the greater the load carrying capacity. The letter symbol
denotes the speed at which a tire is
designed to be driven for extended
periods of time. (Ratings are listed
below.)
and will always be used on tires with a
maximum speed capability over 186 mph.
J. M+S Marking
This marking indicates the tire has
some mud and snow capabilities and
is designed for all-season use.
Tire Size
The following illustration shows an example of a typical passenger car tire size.
C. Aspect Ratio
This two-digit number represents the
tire section height divided by the tire
section width.
D. Construction Code
This letter code is used to indicate the
type of ply construction in the tire. The
letter “R” means radial ply tire construction, the letter “D” means diagonal or bias ply construction, and the
letter “B” means belted-bias ply construction.
E. Rim Diameter
This two-digit number is the wheel or
rim diameter in inches.
WARNING
Letter Rating
Speed Rating
Q
99 mph
R
106 mph
S
112 mph
T
118 mph
U
124 mph
H
130 mph
V
149 mph
W
168 mph*
Y
186 mph*
*The letters ZR may be used on tires with a
maximum speed capability over 149 mph
A
B
C
D
E
67D028
A. Tire Type
This letter code indicates the primary
intended use of the tire. The letter “P”
identifies a tire primarily intended for
use on a passenger vehicle.
B. Tire Width
This three-digit number indicates the
tire section width in millimeters from
sidewall to sidewall.
Your SUZUKI is equipped with tires
which are all the same type and size.
This is important to ensure proper
steering and handling of the vehicle.
Never mix tires of different size or
type on the four wheels of your vehicle. Mixing tires could cause you to
lose control while driving which may
lead to an accident. The size and type
of tires used should be only those
approved by SUZUKI Motor Corporation as standard or optional equipment for your vehicle.
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Tire Inflation Pressure
Tire inflation pressure should be checked
when the tire is cold. “Cold tire inflation
pressure” is the pressure in a tire that has
been driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) or
has been standing for three hours or more.
80JS025
The front and rear tire pressure specifications for your vehicle are shown below and
are listed on the Tire and Loading Information Label, which is located on the driver’s
door lock pillar. The Tire and Loading Information Label contains the following information:
• Seating Capacity
• Maximum Allowed Combined Weight of
Occupants and Cargo
• Original Tire Size
• Recommended Cold Tire Inflation Pressure of Original Tires
• Size of Compact Spare Tire
• Recommended Cold Tire Inflation Pressure of Compact Spare Tire
Recommended Cold Tire Inflation
Pressures
Front Tires
230 kPa
33 psi
Rear Tires
230 kPa
33 psi
Compact Spare Tire
420 kPa
60 psi
NOTE:
The tire inflation pressure will change due
to changes in atmospheric pressure, temperature or tire temperature when driving.
To reduce the chance that the low tire
pressure warning light will come on due to
normal changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure, it is important to check
and adjust the tire pressures when the
tires are cold. Tires that appear to be at the
specified pressure when checked after
driving, when the tires are warm, could
have pressure below the specification
when the tires cool down. Also, tires that
are inflated to the specified pressure in a
warm garage may have pressure below the
specification when the vehicle is driven
outside in very cold temperature. If you
adjust the tire pressure in a garage that is
warmer than the outside temperature, you
should add 1 psi to the recommended cold
tire inflation pressure for every 10°F differ-
ence between garage temperature and
outside temperature.
Measuring Air Pressure
Use the following steps to achieve proper
tire inflation:
1) Identify the recommended tire pressure
on the vehicle’s Tire and Loading Information Label or in the owner’s manual.
2) Remove the valve cap from the tire
valve stem.
3) Using a reliable pressure gauge, measure the tire inflation pressure by pressing the tire gauge firmly onto the valve
to get a pressure measurement.
Remember that inflation pressures
should be checked when the tires are
“cold”, meaning before they have been
driven one mile or after sitting for three
hours or more allowing the tire to cool
to ambient air temperature.
4) If the air pressure is too high, slowly
release the air by pressing on the tire
valve stem with the edge of the tire
gauge until you reach the correct pressure.
5) If the air pressure is too low, fill the tire
with air at a service station until it
reaches the recommended pressure.
6) Make sure all tires have the same air
pressure (unless the owner’s manual
indicates otherwise).
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Tire Inspection
WARNING
• Air pressures should be checked
when the tires are cold or you may
get inaccurate readings.
• Check the inflation pressure from
time to time while inflating the tire
gradually, until the specified pressure is obtained.
• Never underinflate or overinflate
the tires.
Underinflation can cause unusual
handling characteristics or can
cause the rim to slip on the tire
bead, resulting in an accident or
damage to the tire or rim.
Underinflation can also cause tires
to overheat, leading to tire failure.
Overinflation can cause the tire to
burst, resulting in personal injury.
Overinflation can also cause
unusual handling characteristics
which may result in an accident.
Inspect your vehicle’s tires at least once a
month by performing the following checks:
1) Measure the air pressure with a tire
gauge. Adjust the pressure if necessary. Remember to check the spare
tire, too. Refer to the “Measuring Air
Pressure” section.
damage should be replaced. If any tires
show abnormal wear, have them
inspected by your SUZUKI dealer.
WARNING
Hitting curbs and running over rocks
can damage tires and affect wheel
alignment. Be sure to have tires and
wheel alignment checked periodically
by your SUZUKI dealer.
4) Check for loose wheel nuts.
5) Check that there are no nails, stones or
other objects sticking into the tires.
WARNING
54G136
(1) Tread wear indicator
(2) Indicator location mark
2) Check that the depth of the tread
groove is more than 1.6 mm (0.06 in.).
To help you check this, the tires have
molded-in tread wear indicators in the
grooves. When the indicators appear
on the tread surface, the remaining
depth of the tread is 1.6 mm (0.06 in.)
or less and the tire should be replaced.
3) Check for abnormal wear, cracks and
damage. Any tires with cracks or other
Your SUZUKI is equipped with tires
which are all the same type and size.
This is important to ensure proper
steering and handling of the vehicle.
Never mix tires of different size or
type on the four wheels of your vehicle. The size and type of tires used
should be only those approved by
SUZUKI Motor Corporation as standard or optional equipment for your
vehicle.
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CAUTION
CAUTION
For intelligent All Wheel Drive (iAWD) models, replacing a tire with
one of a different size, or using different brands among the four tires can
result in damage to the drive train.
Replacing the original tires with tires
of a different size may result in false
speedometer or odometer readings.
Check with your SUZUKI dealer
before purchasing replacement tires
that differ in size from the original
tires.
WARNING
Replacing the wheels and tires
equipped on your vehicle with certain
combinations of aftermarket wheels
and tires can significantly change the
steering and handling characteristics of your vehicle. Oversized tires
may also rub against the fender over
bumps, causing vehicle damage or
tire failure. Therefore, use only those
wheel
and
tire
combinations
approved by SUZUKI Motor Corporation as standard or optional equipment
for
your
vehicle.
For
information regarding the specified
tires, refer to the Tire Information
Label located on the driver’s side
door pillar or the “SPECIFICATIONS”
section.
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration has developed a grading
system for evaluating the performance of
passenger car tires. The following information will help you understand the grading
system, which applies to vehicles sold in
the U.S. Consult your SUZUKI dealer or
tire retailer for help in choosing the correct
replacement tires for your vehicle.
Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread
shoulder and maximum section width. For
example:
Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A
DOT Quality Grades
Treadwear
Traction AA A B C
Temperature A B C
All Passenger Car Tires Must Conform To
Federal Safety Requirements in Addition
To These Grades
Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when
tested under controlled conditions on a
specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one
and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the
government course as a tire graded 100.
The relative performance of tires depends
upon the actual conditions of their use,
however and may depart significantly from
the norm due to variations in driving habits,
service practices and differences in road
characteristics and climate.
Traction – AA, A, B, C
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B and C. Those grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet
pavement as measured under controlled
conditions on specified government test
surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire
marked C may have poor traction performance.
WARNING
The traction grade assigned to this
tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include
acceleration,
cornering,
hydroplaning or peak traction characteristics.
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Temperature – A, B, C
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B and C, representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat and its
ability to dissipate heat when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor
laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire
to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden
tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a
level of performance which all passenger
car tires must meet under the Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109.
Grades B and A represent higher levels of
performance on the laboratory test wheel
than the minimum required by law.
WARNING
The temperature grade for this tire is
established for a tire that is properly
inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation or excessive loading, either separately or in
combination, can cause heat buildup
and possible tire failure.
Tire Rotation
WARNING
Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the
parts to which it is fastened, can
make wheel nuts become loose after
a time. The wheel could come off and
cause an accident. When you change
a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from
places where the wheel attaches to
the vehicle. In an emergency, you can
use a cloth or a paper towel to do
this; but be sure to use a scraper or
wire brush later, if you need to, to get
all the rust or dirt off.
54G114
To avoid uneven wear of your tires and to
prolong their life, rotate the tires as illustrated. Tires should be rotated as recommended in the periodic maintenance
schedule. After rotation, adjust front and
rear tire pressures to the specification
listed on your vehicle’s Tire and Loading
Information Label.
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Compact Spare Tire (if equipped)
WARNING
54G115
(1) Wear indicator
(2) Indicator location mark
Your vehicle comes equipped with the
compact spare tire. The compact spare is
designed to save space in your storage
area, and its lighter weight makes it easier
to install if a flat tire occurs. It is only
intended for temporary emergency use,
until the conventional tire can be repaired
or replaced. The inflation pressure of the
compact spare tire should be checked at
least monthly. Use a quality pocket-type
inflation pressure gauge and set at 420
kPa (60 psi). At the same time, check that
the tire is stored securely. If it is not, tighten
it.
Note that two or more compact spare tires
should not be used on one vehicle simultaneously.
The compact spare tire and wheel are
intended for temporary emergency
use only. Continuous use of this
spare can result in tire failure and
loss of control. Always observe these
precautions when using this spare:
• Your vehicle will handle differently
with this temporary spare.
• Do not exceed 80 km/h (50 mph)
speed.
• Replace this spare with a standard
tire and wheel as soon as possible.
• Use of this spare will reduce
ground clearance.
• Recommended air pressure for this
spare is 420 kPa (60 psi).
• Do not use tire chains on the compact spare. If you must use tire
chains, rearrange the wheels so
standard tires and wheels are fitted
to the front axle.
• The compact spare tire has a much
shorter tread life than the conventional tires on your vehicle.
Replace the tire as soon as the
tread wear indicator appears.
• When replacing the compact tire,
use a replacement tire with the
exact same size and construction.
CAUTION
For intelligent All Wheel Drive (iAWD) models, driving with an underinflated compact spare tire or over 80
km/h (50 mph) while using a compact
spare tire can result in damage to the
drive train.
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Changing Wheels
To change a wheel, use the following procedure:
1) Remove the jack, tools and spare wheel
from the vehicle.
2) Loosen, but do not remove the wheel
nuts.
3) Jack up the vehicle (follow the jacking
instructions in the “EMERGENCY SERVICE” section in this manual).
4) Remove the wheel nuts and wheel.
5) Install the new wheel and replace the
wheel nuts with their cone shaped end
facing the wheel. Tighten each nut
snugly by hand until the wheel is
securely seated on the hub.
SX4
6) Lower the jack and fully tighten the nuts
(to the specified torque) in a crisscross
fashion with a wrench as shown in the
illustration.
Snow Tires
Your vehicle is equipped with all-season
tires which are designed for use in summer
and most winter conditions. For improved
traction in severe winter conditions,
SUZUKI recommends mounting radial
snow tires on all four wheels. Snow tires
must be the same size as the standard
tires. Also be sure to use the tires of the
same type and brand on all four wheels of
your vehicle.
80JC014
SX4 SEDAN
81A057
80JC045
Wheel tightening torque
85 Nm (61.5 lb-ft, 8.5 kg-m)
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GLOSSARY OF TIRE TERMINOLOGY
Accessory Weight – the combined weight
(in excess of those standard items which
may be replaced) of automatic transaxle,
power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, radio, and heater, to
the extent that these items are available as
factory-installed
equipment
(whether
installed or not).
Cold Tire Inflation Pressure – the pressure
in a tire that has been driven less than 1
mile or has been standing for three hours
or more.
Curb Weight – the weight of a motor vehicle with standard equipment including the
maximum capacity of fuel, oil, and coolant,
and, if so equipped, air conditioning and
additional weight optional engine.
Intended Outboard Sidewall – (1) the sidewall that contains a whitewall, bears white
lettering or bears manufacturer, brand,
and/or model name molding that is higher
or deeper than the same molding on the
other sidewall of the tire, or (2) the outward
facing sidewall of an asymmetrical tire that
has a particular side that must always face
outward when mounted on a vehicle.
Maximum Inflation Pressure – the maximum cold inflation pressure a tire is
designed to support in normal service.
Maximum Loaded Vehicle Weight – the
sum of curb weight, accessory weight,
vehicle capacity weight (total load capacity), and production options weight.
Normal Occupant Weight – 68 kilograms
times the number of occupants specified in
the second column of Table 1 (shown
below).
Occupant distribution – distribution of
occupants in a vehicle as specified in the
third column of Table 1 (shown below).
Production Options Weight – the combined
weight of those installed regular production
options weighing over 2.3 kilograms in
excess of those standard items which they
replace, not previously considered in curb
weight or accessory weight, including
heavy duty brakes, ride levelers, roof rack,
heavy duty battery, and special trim.
Recommended Inflation Pressure – the
cold tire inflation pressure recommended
by a manufacturer.
Rim – metal support for a tire or tire and
tube assembly upon which the tire beads
are seated.
Vehicle Maximum Load on the Tire – the
load on an individual tire that is determined
by distributing to each axle its share of the
maximum loaded vehicle weight and dividing by two.
Vehicle Normal Load on the Tire – the load
on an individual tire that is determined by
distributing to each axle its share of the
curb weight, accessory weight, and normal
occupant weight (distributed in accordance
with Table 1 shown below) and dividing by
2.
TABLE 1 – Occupant Loading and Distribution For Vehicle Normal Load For
Various Designated Seating Capacities
Designated
seating capacity, number of
occupants
Vehicle normal load, number of
occupants
Occupant
distribution in
a normally
loaded vehicle
2 through 4
2
2 in front
5 through 10
3
2 in front, 1 in
second seat
Vehicle Capacity Weight – the rated cargo
and luggage load plus 68 kilograms (150
lbs) times the vehicle’s designated seating
capacity.
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Vehicle Loading
Your vehicle was designed for specific load
capacities. The load capacities of your
vehicle are indicated by the Gross Vehicle
Weight Rating (GVWR), the Gross Axle
Weight Rating (GAWR, front and rear), and
the total load capacity, the seating capacity, and the cargo load capacity. The
GVWR and GAWR (front and rear) are
listed on the Safety Certification Label
which is located below the driver’s side
door latch striker. The total load capacity
and seating capacity are listed on the Tire
and Loading Information Label which is
located below the Safety Certification
Label. The cargo load capacity can be
determined as described below.
Cargo Load Capacity – Maximum weight
of cargo and luggage that the vehicle can
safely carry. Cargo load capacity is the difference between the total load capacity of
the vehicle and the total combined weight
of all vehicle occupants. Refer to “Steps for
Determining Correct Load Limit” for details
on how to determine cargo load capacity.
GVWR – Maximum permissible overall
weight of the fully loaded vehicle (including
all the occupants, accessories and cargo
plus the trailer tongue weight if towing a
trailer).
GAWR – (Front and Rear) Maximum permissible weight on an individual axle.
Seating Capacity – Maximum number of
occupants the vehicle is designed to carry.
NOTE:
Even though the number of occupants is
within the seating capacity, you still must
make sure that you do not exceed the total
load capacity of the vehicle.
Total Load Capacity – Maximum permissible weight a vehicle can carry including the
weight of all the occupants, accessories,
cargo, plus trailer tongue weight (if towing
a trailer).
The weight of any accessories already
installed on your vehicle at the time of purchase, or that you or the dealer install after
purchase, must be subtracted from the
total load capacity to determine how much
capacity remains available for occupants,
cargo, and trailer tongue weight (if towing a
trailer). Contact your dealer for further
information.
Actual weight of the loaded vehicle and
actual loads at the front and rear axles can
only be determined by weighing the vehicle
using a vehicle scale. To measure the
weight and load, try making your vehicle to
a highway weighing station, shipping company or inspection station for trucks, etc.
Compare these weights to the GVWR and
GAWR (front and rear) listed on the Safety
Certification Label. If the gross vehicle
weight or the load on either axle exceeds
these ratings, you must remove enough
weight to bring the load down to the rated
capacity.
WARNING
Never overload your vehicle. Overloading your vehicle can cause damage to your tires and lead to poor
steering and braking which can result
in an accident. The gross vehicle
weight (sum of the weights of the
loaded vehicle, driver and passengers) must never exceed the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) listed
on the Safety Certification Label. In
addition, never distribute a load so
that the weight on either the front or
rear axle exceeds the Gross Axle
Weight Rating (GAWR) listed on the
Safety Certification Label.
WARNING
• Always distribute cargo evenly.
• To avoid personal injury or damage
to your vehicle, always secure
cargo to prevent it from shifting if
the vehicle moves suddenly.
• Place heavier objects on the floor
and as far forward in the cargo area
as possible. Never pile cargo
higher than the top of the seatbacks.
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Steps for Determining Correct Load
Limit
1) Locate the statement “The combined
weight of occupants and cargo should
never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs” on
your vehicle’s placard.
2) Determine the combined weight of the
driver and passengers that will be riding
in your vehicle.
3) Subtract the combined weight of the
driver and passengers from XXX kg or
XXX lbs.
4) The resulting figure equals the available
amount of cargo and luggage load
capacity. For example, if the “XXX”
amount equals 1400 lbs and there will
be five 150 lb passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and
luggage load capacity is 650 lbs (1400
– 750 (5 x 150) = 650 lbs).
5) Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the
vehicle. That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo and luggage
load capacity calculated in Step 4.
6) If your vehicle will be towing a trailer,
load from your trailer will be transferred
to your vehicle. Consult this manual to
determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of
your vehicle.
Vehicle Loading Example
As an example, suppose that the Tire and
Loading Information label on your vehicle
indicates that your vehicle’s total load
capacity is 950 lbs. If you were to drive
your vehicle with one passenger, and the
total combined weight of you and your passenger was 350 lbs, then the cargo and
luggage capacity of your vehicle would be
600 lbs (950 – 350 = 600 lbs).
If you later added 2 more passengers, having a combined weight of 325 lbs, the
cargo and luggage capacity of your vehicle
would be reduced from 600 lbs to 275 lbs
(600 – 325 = 275 lbs). As you can see, as
the number and combined weight of vehicle occupants increase, the vehicle’s cargo
and luggage capacity decreases.
Suppose again, that you were to take a trip
in your vehicle with the same three passengers described above, and you decided
to tow a trailer having a trailer tongue
weight of 75 lbs. The cargo and luggage
capacity would be reduced again, to 200
lbs (275 – 75 = 200 lbs).
Determining Compatibility of Tire and
Vehicle Load Limits
The tires on your vehicle, when they are
inflated to the recommended tire inflation
pressure, have a load-carrying capacity
that is greater than the load that will be on
the tires when the vehicle is at its GVWR
or GAWR limit. Never use replacement
tires that have a load-carrying capacity
less than the original tires on your vehicle.
Tire load-carrying capacity information is
molded into the tire sidewall typically
shown as “Max. Load”. Use of replacement
tires with a lower load-carrying capacity
than the original tires, or failure to keep the
tires inflated to recommended tire pressure, may reduce the GVWR or GAWR
limit of your vehicle.
NOTE:
Use of replacement tires with a higher
load-carrying capacity than the original
tires, or using a tire inflation pressure
higher than the recommended tire inflation
pressure, will not increase the GVWR or
GAWR limit of your vehicle.
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Battery
WARNING
To avoid harm to yourself or damage
to your vehicle or battery, follow the
jump starting instructions in the
“EMERGENCY SERVICE” section of
this manual if it is necessary to jump
start your vehicle.
EXAMPLE
WARNING
60A269
WARNING
Batteries produce flammable hydrogen gas. Keep flames and sparks
away from the battery or an explosion
may occur. Never smoke when working near the battery.
WARNING
When checking or servicing the battery, disconnect the negative cable.
Be careful not to cause a short circuit
by allowing metal objects to contact
the battery posts and the vehicle at
the same time.
Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds. Wash hands after handling.
Fuses
Your vehicle has three types of fuses, as
described below:
Main Fuse – The main fuse takes current
directly from the battery.
Primary Fuses – These fuses are between
the main fuse and individual fuses, and are
for electrical load groups.
Individual Fuses – These fuses are for individual electrical circuits.
For details on protected circuits, refer to
the “Fuses and Protected Circuits” section
in this manual.
Your vehicle is equipped with a battery that
requires infrequent maintenance. You will
never have to add water. You should, however, periodically check the battery, battery
terminals and battery hold-down bracket
for corrosion. Remove corrosion using a
stiff brush and ammonia mixed with water,
or baking soda mixed with water. After
removing corrosion, rinse with clean water.
The test indicator on the top of the battery
provides information on the condition of
the battery.
If your vehicle is not going to be driven for
a month or longer, disconnect the cable
from the negative terminal of the battery to
help prevent discharge.
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Fuses in the Engine Compartment
MAIN FUSE / PRIMARY FUSE
(1)
(2)
(4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
(12) (13) (14) (15)
(20)
(21)
(22)
(23)
(24)
(25)
–
Fuel pump relay
(23)
–
Condenser fan relay
(24)
–
Front fog light relay
(3)
50A
Tail light, Rear defogger,
Door lock, Hazard/Horn,
Dome
(25)
–
Throttle motor relay
(4)
–
Blank
(26)
–
FI MAIN
(5)
–
Blank
(27)
–
Starting motor relay
–
Radiator fan relay
(6)
15A
Head light (Right) fuse
(28)
(7)
15A
Head light (Left) fuse
(29)
–
Radiator fan relay 2
(8)
20A
Front fog light fuse
(30)
–
Radiator fan relay 3
ABS control module fuse
(16) (17) (18) (19)
(11)
30A
Radiator fan fuse
(12)
30A
ABS control module fuse
(13)
30A
Starting motor fuse
(14)
50A
Ignition switch fuse
(15)
30A
Blower fan fuse
(16)
20A
Air compressor fuse
(17)
15A
Throttle motor fuse
(18)
15A
Automatic transaxle fuse
(19)
15A
Fuel injection fuse
80J052
(22)
Power window, Ignition,
Wiper, Starter
–
(28)
Air compressor relay
50A
40A
(29)
–
(2)
(9)
(27)
(21)
All electric load
(10)
(26)
Automatic transaxle relay
80A
(9) (10) (11)
(30)
–
(1)
(3)
80J051
(20)
Blank
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Fuses under the Dash Board
MAIN FUSE / PRIMARY FUSE
OK
BLOWN
60A243
79J093
WARNING
If the main fuse or a primary fuse
blows, be sure to have your vehicle
inspected by an authorized SUZUKI
dealer. Always use a genuine SUZUKI
replacement. Never use a substitute
such as a wire even for a temporary
fix, or extensive electrical damage
and a fire can result.
SX4
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
(1)
15A
Rear wiper
(2)
15A
Ignition coil
(3)
10A
Back-up light
(4)
10A
Meter
(5)
15A
Accessory
(6)
15A
Accessory 2
(7)
30A
Power window
(8)
30A
Wiper
(9)
10A
IG1 SIG
(10)
15A
Air bag
(11)
10A
Anti-lock brake system
(12)
15A
4WD
(13)
15A
Stop light
(14)
20A
Door lock
(15)
–
(16)
10A
(7)
(8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16)
(17) (18) (19) (20) (21) (22) (23)
80J053
Blank
ST SIG
(17)
15A
Seat heater
(18)
10A
IG 2 SIG
(19)
10A
Tail light
(20)
15A
Dome
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Bulb Replacement: 7
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
(21)
30A
Rear defogger
(22)
15A
Horn / Hazard
(23)
15A
Audio
MAIN FUSE / PRIMARY FUSE
SX4 SEDAN
(21)
(24)
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
(7)
(8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16)
(17) (18) (19) (20)
(22) (23)
80JC003
(1)
15A
Rear wiper
(2)
15A
Ignition coil
(3)
10A
Back-up light
(4)
10A
Meter
(5)
15A
Accessory
(6)
15A
Accessory 2
(7)
30A
Power window
(8)
30A
Wiper
(9)
10A
IG1 SIG
(10)
15A
Air bag
(11)
10A
Anti-lock brake system
(12)
–
(13)
15A
Stop light
(14)
20A
Door lock
(15)
–
(16)
10A
(21)
30A
Rear defogger
(22)
15A
Horn / Hazard
(23)
15A
Audio
(24)
30A
Rear defogger
EXAMPLE
Blank
Blank
ST SIG
(17)
15A
Seat heater
(18)
10A
IG 2 SIG
(19)
10A
Tail light
(20)
15A
Dome
54G256
(1) Fuse puller
The fuses are also located under the
driver’s side of the dashboard. Remove the
fuse box lid by pulling it off. To remove a
fuse, use the fuse puller provided in the
fuse box. The amperage of each fuse is
shown on the top of the fuse box cover.
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Wiper Blades: 3
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Headlight Aiming
Since special procedures are required, we
recommend you take your vehicle to your
SUZUKI dealer for headlight alignment.
OK
BLOWN
Bulb Replacement
WARNING
• Light bulbs can be hot enough to
burn your finger right after being
turned off. This is true especially
for halogen headlight bulbs.
Replace the bulbs after they
become cool enough.
• The headlight bulbs are filled with
pressurized halogen gas. They can
burst and injure you if they are hit
or dropped. Handle them carefully.
65D046
WARNING
Always be sure to replace a blown
fuse with a fuse of the correct amperage. Never use a substitute such as
aluminum foil or wire to replace a
blown fuse. If you replace a fuse and
the new one blows in a short period
of time, you may have a major electrical problem. Have your vehicle
inspected immediately by your
SUZUKI dealer.
NOTE:
Make sure that the fuse box always carries
spare fuses.
CAUTION
The oils from your skin may cause a
halogen bulb to overheat and burst
when the lights are on. Grasp a new
bulb with a clean cloth.
CAUTION
Frequent replacement of a bulb indicates the need for an inspection of
the electrical system. This should be
carried out by your SUZUKI dealer.
NOTE:
If it is difficult to replace headlight bulbs or
parking light bulbs due to under-hood components trust this job to your dealer.
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Wiper Blades: 3
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Center Interior Light (if equipped)
Headlights
Other General Lights
Bulb holder
EXAMPLE
(2)
(1)
(2)
(1)
60G115
65D149
Pull down the lens by using a plain screw
driver covered with a soft cloth as shown.
To install it, simply push it back in.
54G123
(1) Removal
(2) Installation
The bulb can be removed by simply pulling
it out. When replacing the bulb, make sure
that the contact springs are holding the
bulb securely.
To remove a bulb holder from a light housing, turn the holder counterclockwise and
pull it out. To install the holder, push the
holder in and turn it clockwise.
54G121
Open the engine hood. Remove the coupler and the rubber cover. Then unhook
the bulb holding spring and replace the
bulb.
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Wiper Blades: 3
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Front parking light (1)
Front turn signal light (2)
Bulb
Front fog light (if equipped)
SX4
EXAMPLE
(1)
(3)
(4)
(1)
(2)
(2)
54G124
(3) Removal
(4) Installation
79J012
80J006
SX4 SEDAN
There are two types of bulb, “Full glass
type” (1) and “Glass/metal type” (2).
To remove and install a full glass type bulb
(1), simply pull out or push in the bulb.
To remove a glass metal type bulb (2) from
a bulb holder, push in the bulb and turn it
counterclockwise. To install a new bulb,
push it in and turn it clockwise.
You can access the individual bulb or bulb
holders as follows.
55KS039
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Wiper Blades: 3
Air Conditioning System: 4
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Rear combination light
(tail, stop, turn signal, etc.)
Spot light
License plate light
SX4
SX4
79J131
75F087
79J014
SX4 SEDAN
SX4 SEDAN
EXAMPLE
56KN048
80JC046
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Luggage compartment light (SX4)
High-mount stop light (if equipped)
SX4
(2)
79J015
Trunk room light (SX4 SEDAN)
(1)
63J127
80J100
To remove a high-mounted stop light housing the following procedure:
2) Close the tailgate. Remove a highmounted stop light housing (2) from the
tailgate.
1) Open the tailgate, and remove the nuts
(1) as shown in the illustration.
(3)
(4)
(3)
56KN004
63J107
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Wiper Blades
SX4 SEDAN
63J108
3) Pushing the unguiform prongs (3)
toward inside and remove the bulb
holder (4).
4) Replace the bulbs.
To install a high-mounted stop light
housing in the reverse order of removal.
80G083
If the wiper blades become brittle or damaged, or make streaks when wiping,
replace the wiper blades.
To install new wiper blades, follow the procedures below.
CAUTION
80JC047
To avoid scratching or breaking the
window, do not let the wiper arm
strike the window while replacing the
wiper blade.
NOTE:
Some wiper blades may be different from
the ones described here depending on
vehicle specifications. If so, consult your
SUZUKI dealer for proper replacement
method.
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
For windshield wipers and some rear
wipers:
70G119
1) Hold the wiper arm away from the window.
52D102
60A260
2) Squeeze lock lever (1) towards wiper
arm (2) and remove the wiper frame
from the arm as shown.
3) Pull the locked end of the wiper blade
firmly to unlock the blade and slide the
blade out as shown.
NOTE:
When raising both of the front wiper arms,
pull the driver’s side wiper arm up first.
When returning the wiper arms, lower the
passenger’s side wiper arm first. Otherwise, the wiper arms may interfere with
each other.
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
To remove some types of rear wiper
frame from the wiper arm:
1) Hold the arm away from the window.
Installation
52D124
(3) Retainer
4) If the new blade is provided without the
two metal retainers, move them from
the old blade to the new one.
52D125
(4) Locked end
5) Install the new blade in the reverse
order of removal, with the locked end
positioned toward the wiper arm. Make
sure the blade is properly retained by
all the hooks. Grasp the blade near the
locked end and pull in the direction of
the arrows to lock the end into place.
6) Reinstall wiper frame to arm, making
sure that the lock lever is snapped
securely into the arm.
80G146
2) Remove the wiper frame from the arm
as shown.
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
3) When reinstalling wiper frame to arm,
install the wiper frame in the reverse
order of removal.
To remove and install some types of
rear wiper blade from and to the wiper
frame.
Installation
To remove and install some types of
rear wiper blade from and to the wiper
frame.
Removal
60A265
2) Install the new blade in the reverse
order of removal. Make sure that the
blade is properly retained by all the
hooks and the end is locked in place.
52D104
1) Flex the locked end of blade (3) away
from retainer (4) to unlock it and slide
the blade out as shown.
65D151
1) Flex the ends of blade and frame, and
slide the blade out as shown.
But do not flex the frame end more than
necessary.
If you do, it can break off.
2) Install the new blade in the reverse
order of removal. Make sure that the
blade is properly retained by all the
hooks and both ends are in place.
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Air Conditioning System
If you do not use the air conditioner for a
long period, such as during winter, it may
not give the best performance when you
start using it again. To help maintain optimum performance and durability of your air
conditioner, it needs to be run periodically.
Operate the air conditioner at least once a
month for one minute with the engine
idling. This circulates the refrigerant and oil
and helps protect the internal components.
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
MEMO
9-49
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EMERGENCY SERVICE
EMERGENCY SERVICE
Jacking Instructions ........................................................... 10-1
Jump Starting Instructions ................................................ 10-3
Towing a Disabled Vehicle ................................................. 10-4
If the Starter Does Not Operate .......................................... 10-4
If the Engine is Flooded ...................................................... 10-5
If the Engine Overheats ...................................................... 10-5
If You Can Not Shift Automatic Transaxle Gearshift
Lever Out of “P” (PARK) .................................................... 10-6
60G411
10
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Jacking Instructions: 5
EMERGENCY SERVICE
Jacking Instructions
4) Block the front and rear of the wheel
diagonally opposite of the wheel being
lifted.
5) Place the spare wheel near the wheel
being lifted as shown in the illustration
in case that the jack slips.
SX4
75F062
80JC014
SX4 SEDAN
1) Place the vehicle on level, hard ground.
2) Set the parking brake firmly and shift
into “P” (Park) if your vehicle has an
automatic transaxle, or shift into “R”
(Reverse) if your vehicle has a manual
transaxle.
54G253
WARNING
• Be sure to shift into “P” (Park) for
an automatic transaxle vehicle, or
into “R” (Reverse) for a manual
transaxle vehicle when you jack up
the vehicle.
• Never jack up the vehicle with the
transaxle in “N” (Neutral). Otherwise, an unstable jack may cause
an accident.
80JC045
3) Turn on the hazard warning flasher if
your vehicle is near traffic.
10-1
80J21-03E
Jacking Instructions: 5
EMERGENCY SERVICE
Front wheel
WARNING
front
80J085
6) Position the jack at an angle as shown
in the illustration and raise the jack by
turning the jack handle clockwise until
the jack-head groove fits around the
jacking bar beneath the vehicle body.
7) Continue to raise the jack slowly and
smoothly until the tire clears the
ground. Do not raise the vehicle more
than necessary.
• Use the jack only to change wheels.
• Never jack up the vehicle on an
inclined surface.
• Never raise the vehicle with the
jack in a location other than the
specified jacking point (shown in
the illustration) near the wheel to
be changed.
• Make sure that the jack is raised at
least 51 mm (2 inches) before it
contacts the flange. Use of the jack
when it is within 51 mm (2 inches)
of being fully collapsed may result
in failure of the jack.
• Never get under the vehicle when it
is supported by the jack.
• Never run the engine when the
vehicle is supported by the jack
and never allow passengers to
remain in the vehicle.
80J086
Rear wheel
80J087
10-2
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Jacking Instructions: 5
EMERGENCY SERVICE
Jump Starting Instructions
WARNING
• Never attempt to jump start your
vehicle if the battery appears to be
frozen. Batteries in this condition
may explode or rupture if jump
starting is attempted.
• When making jumper cable connections, be certain that your
hands and the jumper cables
remain clear from pulleys, belts or
fans.
• Batteries
produce
flammable
hydrogen gas. Keep flames and
sparks away from the battery or an
explosion may occur. Never smoke
when working near the battery.
• If the booster battery you use for
jump starting is installed in another
vehicle, make sure the two vehicles
are not touching each other.
• If your battery discharges repeatedly, for no apparent reason, have
your vehicle inspected by an authorized SUZUKI dealer.
• To avoid harm to yourself or damage to your vehicle or battery, follow the jump starting instructions
below precisely and in order. If you
are in doubt, call for qualified road
service.
CAUTION
Your vehicle should not be started by
pushing or towing. This starting
method could result in permanent
damage to the catalytic converter.
Use jumper cables to start a vehicle
with a weak or run-down battery.
2) Turn off all vehicle accessories, except
those necessary for safety reasons (for
example, headlights or hazard lights).
When jump starting your vehicle, use
the following procedure:
(1)
12V BATTERY
(3)
EXAMPLE
(2)
54G079
60A269
1) Use only a 12 volt battery to jump start
your vehicle. Position the good 12V battery close to your vehicle so that the
jumper cables will reach both batteries.
When using a battery installed on
another vehicle, DO NOT LET THE
VEHICLES TOUCH. Set the parking
brakes fully on both vehicles.
3) Make jumper cable connections as follows:
1. Connect one end of the first jumper
cable to the positive (+) terminal of
the discharged battery (1).
2. Connect the other end to the positive
(+) terminal of the booster battery
(2).
3. Connect one end of the second
jumper cable to the negative (–) terminal of the booster battery (2).
4. Make the final connection to an
unpainted, heavy metal part (i.e.
engine hook (3)) of the engine of the
vehicle with the discharged battery
(1).
10-3
80J21-03E
Jacking Instructions: 5
Jump Starting Instructions: 7
EMERGENCY SERVICE
WARNING
Never connect the jumper cable
directly to the negative (–) terminal of
the discharged battery, or an explosion may occur.
4) If the booster battery you are using is
installed on another vehicle, start the
engine of the vehicle with the booster
battery. Run the engine at moderate
speed.
5) Start the engine of the vehicle with the
discharged battery.
6) Remove the jumper cables in the exact
reverse order in which you connected
them.
Towing a Disabled Vehicle
Emergency Towing
If your vehicle is disabled, it may be towed
by a tow truck using one of the following
methods:
1) Tow the vehicle with two wheels lifted
by the tow truck and the other two
wheels on a towing dolly.
2) Use the appropriate towing method
specified for your vehicle in the “Towing
Your Vehicle (recreational towing)” section, but with the wheels lifted by the
tow truck instead of on a towing dolly.
Be sure to carefully follow the specific
instructions provided in the “Towing
Your Vehicle (recreational towing)” section.
If the Starter Does Not
Operate
1) Try turning the ignition switch to the
“START” position with the headlights
turned on to determine the battery condition. If the headlights go excessively
dim or go off, it usually means that
either the battery has run down or battery terminal contact is poor. Recharge
the battery or correct battery terminal
contact if necessary.
2) If the headlights remain bright, check
the fuses. If the reason for failure of the
starter is not obvious, there may be a
major electrical problem. Have the vehicle inspected by your authorized
SUZUKI dealer.
CAUTION
If vehicle damage (such as steering
or drivetrain damage, etc.) prevents
normal use of the towing procedures
for your vehicle described in the
“Towing Your Vehicle (recreational
towing)” section, have your vehicle
towed with two wheels lifted by the
tow truck and the other two wheels
on a towing dolly.
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80J21-03E
Jump Starting Instructions: 7
Towing a Disabled Vehicle: 6
EMERGENCY SERVICE
If the Engine is Flooded
If the Engine Overheats
If the engine is flooded with gasoline, it
may be hard to start. If this happens, press
the accelerator pedal all the way to the
floor and hold it there while cranking the
engine. (Do not operate the starter motor
for more than 15 seconds).
The engine could overheat temporarily
under severe driving conditions. If the High
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning
Light in the instrument cluster glows red
during driving:
1) Turn off the air conditioner, if equipped.
2) Take the vehicle to a safe place and
park.
3) Let the engine run at the normal idle
speed for a few minutes until the engine
is cooled down to the normal temperature.
You can determine the engine temperature is normal by either condition below:
– Both High Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light and Low Engine
Coolant Temperature Light have gone
off.
– Low Engine Coolant Temperature
Light is lit in blue, and High Engine
Coolant Temperature Warning Light
has gone off.
WARNING
If you see or hear escaping steam,
stop the vehicle in a safe place and
immediately turn off the engine to let
it cool. Do not open the hood when
steam is present. When the steam
can no longer be seen or heard, open
the hood to see if the coolant is still
boiling. If it is, you must wait until it
stops boiling before you proceed.
Also, be careful not to touch hot
engine parts (radiator, water hoses,
engine etc.).
See “High Engine Coolant Temperature
Warning Light” and “Low Engine Coolant
Temperature Light” in the INDEX for further
information.
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80J21-03E
If the Starter Does Not Operate: 2, 9
If the Engine is Flooded: 2, 9
If the Engine Overheats: 2, 9
EMERGENCY SERVICE
If You Can Not Shift
Automatic Transaxle
Gearshift Lever Out of “P”
(PARK)
If the temperature indication does not
return to the normal condition:
1) Turn off the engine and check that the
water pump belt and pulleys are not
damaged or slipping. If any abnormality
is found, correct it.
2) Check the coolant level in the reservoir.
If it is found to be lower than the “LOW”
line, look for leaks at the radiator, water
pump and radiator and heater hoses. If
you locate any leaks that may have
caused the overheating, do not run the
engine until these problems have been
corrected.
3) If you do not find a leak, carefully add
coolant to the reservoir and then the
radiator, if necessary. (Refer to “Engine
Coolant” in the “INSPECTION AND
MAINTENANCE” section.)
(1)
65D614
WARNING
• It is hazardous to remove the radiator cap when the water temperature
is high, because scalding fluid and
steam may be blown out under
pressure. The cap should only be
taken off when the coolant temperature has lowered.
• To prevent personal injury, keep
hands, tools and clothing away
from the engine cooling fan and airconditioner fan (if equipped). These
electric fans can automatically turn
on without warning.
62J083
Vehicles with an automatic transaxle have
an electrically operated park-lock feature.
If the vehicle’s battery is discharged, or
there is some other electrical failure, the
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 procedure will permit changing the transaxle out
of Park.
1) Be sure the parking brake is firmly
applied.
2) If the engine is running, stop the
engine.
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If the Engine Overheats: 2, 9
EMERGENCY SERVICE
3) Make sure the key is in the “ON” or
“ACC” position.
4) Remove the cover (1) over the button.
5) With pushing the release button by the
key or the flat end rod, shift the gearshift lever to the desired position.
This procedure is for emergency use only.
If repeated use of this procedure is necessary, or the procedure does not work as
described, take the vehicle to your dealer
for repair.
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APPEARANCE CARE
APPEARANCE CARE
Corrosion Prevention ......................................................... 11-1
Vehicle Cleaning ................................................................. 11-3
60G412
11
80J21-03E
Corrosion Prevention:
APPEARANCE CARE
Corrosion Prevention
It is important to take good care of your
vehicle to protect it from corrosion.
vehicle which are not well ventilated to
permit quick drying.
Listed below are instructions for how to
maintain your vehicle to prevent corrosion.
Please read and follow these instructions
carefully.
For washing instructions, refer to the “Vehicle Cleaning” section.
Important Information About
Corrosion
Common causes of corrosion
1) Accumulation of road salt, dirt, moisture
or chemicals in hard to reach areas of
the vehicle underbody or frame.
2) Chipping, scratches and any damage to
treated or painted metal surfaces
resulting from minor accidents or
impact from stones and gravel.
Environmental conditions which accelerate corrosion
1) Road salt, dust control chemicals, sea
air or industrial pollution will all accelerate the corrosion of metal.
2) High humidity will increase the rate of
corrosion particularly when the temperature range is just above the freezing
point.
3) Moisture in certain areas of a vehicle
for an extended period of time may promote corrosion even though other body
sections may be completely dry.
4) High temperatures will cause an accelerated rate of corrosion to parts of the
If you frequently drive on salted roads, your
vehicle should be washed at least once a
month during the winter. If you live near the
ocean, your vehicle should be washed at
least once a month throughout the year.
52D151
This information illustrates the necessity of
keeping your vehicle (particularly the
underbody) as clean and dry as possible. It
is equally important to repair any damage
to the paint or protective coatings as soon
as possible.
How to Help Prevent Corrosion
Wash your vehicle frequently
The best way to preserve the finish on your
vehicle and to help avoid corrosion is to
keep it clean with frequent washing.
Wash your vehicle at least once during the
winter and once immediately after the winter. Keep your vehicle, particularly the
underside, as clean and dry as possible.
Remove foreign material deposits
Foreign material such as salts, chemicals,
road oil or tar, tree sap, bird droppings and
industrial fall-out may damage the finish of
your vehicle if it is left on painted surfaces.
Remove these types of deposits as quickly
as possible. If these deposits are difficult to
wash off, an additional cleaner may be
required. Be sure that any cleaner you use
is not harmful to painted surfaces and is
specifically intended for your purposes.
Follow the manufacturer’s directions when
using these special cleaners.
Repair finish damage
Carefully examine your vehicle for damage
to the painted surfaces, especially if it is
used off-road. Should you find any chips or
scratches in the paint, touch them up
immediately to prevent corrosion from
starting. If the chips or scratches have
gone through to the bare metal, have a
qualified body shop make the repair.
11-1
80J21-03E
Corrosion Prevention:
APPEARANCE CARE
Keep passenger and cargo compartments clean
Moisture, dirt or mud can accumulate
under the floor mats and may cause corrosion. Occasionally, check under these
mats to ensure that this area is clean and
dry. More frequent checks are necessary if
the vehicle is used off road or in wet
weather.
Cover your vehicle
WARNING
Do not apply additional undercoating
or rust preventive coating on or
around exhaust system components
such as the catalytic converter,
exhaust pipes, etc. A fire could be
started if the undercoating substance
becomes overheated.
Certain cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers, cleaners, salts, etc. are extremely corrosive by nature. These products should
be transported in sealed containers. If a
spill or leak does occur, clean and dry the
area immediately.
50G203
Use the body trim
The use of the body trim will help protect
your vehicle, especially if you frequently
drive on gravel or salted roads. The fittings
for such guards should also be corrosion
resistant. Please check with your authorized SUZUKI dealer for information on
these guards.
Store your vehicle in a dry, well-ventilated area
Do not park your vehicle in a damp, poorly
ventilated area. If you often wash your
vehicle in the garage or if you frequently
drive it in when wet, your garage may be
damp. The high humidity in the garage
may cause or accelerate corrosion. A wet
vehicle may corrode even in a heated
garage if the ventilation is poor.
If you can not regularly park your vehicle in
a garage, we recommend you use a vehicle cover. Years of exposure to midday sun
can cause the colors in paint, plastic parts
and fabrics to fade. Covering your vehicle
with a high-quality, “breathable” vehicle
cover can help protect the finish from the
harmful UV rays in sunlight, and can
reduce the amount of dust and air pollution
reaching the surface. Your SUZUKI dealer
can help you select the right cover for your
vehicle.
11-2
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Vehicle Cleaning:
APPEARANCE CARE
Vehicle Cleaning
damp cloth to remove dirt and the soap
solution. If some dirt still remains on the
surface, repeat this procedure.
Fabric upholstery
Remove loose dirt with a vacuum cleaner.
Using a mild soap solution, rub stained
areas with a clean damp cloth. To remove
soap, rub the areas again with a cloth
dampened with water. Repeat this until the
stain is removed, or use a commercial fabric cleaner for tougher stains. If you use a
fabric cleaner, carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions and precautions.
76G044S
WARNING
When cleaning the interior or exterior
of the vehicle, NEVER USE flammable
solvents such lacquer thinners, gasoline, benzene or cleaning materials
such as bleaches and strong household detergents. The materials could
cause personal injury or damage to
the vehicle.
Cleaning Interior
Vinyl upholstery
Prepare a solution of soap or mild detergent mixed with warm water. Apply the
solution to the vinyl with a sponge or soft
cloth and let it soak for a few minutes to
loosen dirt. Rub the surface with a clean,
Leather upholstery
Remove loose dirt with a vacuum cleaner.
Using a mild soap or saddle soap solution,
wipe dirt off with a clean damp soft cloth.
To remove soap, wipe the areas again with
a soft cloth dampened with water. Wipe the
areas dry with a soft dry cloth. Repeat this
until the dirt or stain is removed, or use a
commercial leather cleaner for tougher dirt
or stains. If you use a leather cleaner, carefully follow the manufacture’s instructions
and precautions. Do not use solvent type
cleaners or abrasive cleaners.
Vinyl floor mats
Ordinary dirt can be removed from vinyl
with water or mild soap. Use a brush to
help loosen dirt. After dirt is loosened,
rinse the mat thoroughly with water and
dry it in the shade.
Carpets
Remove dirt and soil as much as possible
with a vacuum cleaner. Using a mild soap
solution, rub stained areas with a clean
damp cloth. To remove soap, rub the areas
again with a cloth dampened with water.
Repeat this until the stain is removed, or
use a commercial carpet cleaner for
tougher stains. If you use a carpet cleaner,
carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions and precautions.
Cleaning the Exterior
CAUTION
It is important that your vehicle be
kept clean and free from dirt. Failure
to keep your vehicle clean may result
in fading of the paint or corrosion to
various parts of the vehicle body.
Seat belts
Clean seat belts with a mild soap and
water. Do not use bleach or dye on the
belts. They may weaken the fabric in the
belts.
11-3
80J21-03E
Vehicle Cleaning:
APPEARANCE CARE
Washing
WARNING
• Never attempt to wash and wax
your vehicle with the engine running.
• When cleaning the underside of the
body and fender, where there may
be sharp-edged parts, you should
wear gloves and a long-sleeved
shirt to protect your hands and
arms from being cut.
• After washing your vehicle, carefully test the brakes before driving
to make sure they have maintained
their normal effectiveness.
When washing the vehicle, follow the
instructions below:
1) Flush the underside of body and wheel
housings with pressurized water to
remove mud and debris. Use plenty of
water.
CAUTION
• When washing the vehicle, avoid
directing steam or hot water of
more than 80°C (176°F) on plastic
parts.
• To avoid damaging engine components, do not use pressurized
water in the engine compartment.
2) Rinse the body to loosen the dirt.
Remove dirt and mud from the body
exterior with running water. You may
use a soft sponge or brush. Do not use
hard materials which can scratch the
paint or plastic. Remember that the
headlight covers or lenses are made of
plastic in many cases.
CAUTION
To avoid damage to the paint or plastic surface, do not wipe the dirt off
without ample water. Be sure to follow above procedure.
3) Wash the entire exterior with a mild
detergent or car wash soap using a
sponge or soft cloth. The sponge or
cloth should be frequently soaked in the
soap solution.
6) Check carefully for damage to painted
surfaces. If there is any damage,
“touch-up” the damage following the
procedure below:
1. Clean all damaged spots and allow
them to dry.
2. Stir the paint and “touch-up” the
damaged spots lightly using a small
brush.
3. Allow the paint to dry completely.
CAUTION
If you use an automatic car wash,
make sure that your vehicle’s body
parts, such as spoilers, can not be
damaged. If you are in doubt, consult
the car wash operator for advice.
CAUTION
When using a commercial car wash
product, observe the cautions specified by the manufacturer. Never use
strong household detergents or
soaps.
4) Once the dirt has been completely
removed, rinse off the detergent with
running water.
5) After rinsing, wipe off the vehicle body
with a wet chamois or cloth and allow it
to dry in the shade.
11-4
80J21-03E
Vehicle Cleaning:
APPEARANCE CARE
Waxing
60B211S
After washing the vehicle, waxing and polishing are recommended to further protect
and beautify the paint.
• Only use waxes and polishes of good
quality.
• When using waxes and polishes,
observe the precautions specified by the
manufacturers.
11-5
80J21-03E
GENERAL INFORMATION
GENERAL INFORMATION
Identification Numbers ....................................................... 12-1
Safety Certification Label ................................................... 12-2
Emission Compliance Label (for U.S.A.) ........................... 12-2
Warranties ............................................................................ 12-2
On-Board Vehicle Computers and Event Data
Recorders ............................................................................ 12-3
Reporting Safety Defects ................................................... 12-4
54G072
12
80J21-03E
Identification Numbers: 2, 5
GENERAL INFORMATION
Identification Numbers
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 referring to special service information.
Vehicle Identification Number
EXAMPLE (for some vehicles)
Engine Serial Number
60G128
60G152
The engine serial number is stamped on
the cylinder block as shown in the above
illustration.
79J019
12-1
80J21-03E
Safety Certification Label: 6
Emission Compliance Label (For U.S.A.): 1, 2
Warranties: NO
GENERAL INFORMATION
Safety Certification Label
Emission Compliance Label
(for U.S.A.)
Warranties
The warranties covering your vehicle are
explained in a separate New Vehicle Warranty Information booklet given to you at
the time of sale. Please read this booklet
carefully so you can understand your rights
and responsibilities.
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
52D059
This label contains important safetyrelated information about your vehicle. The
label is located on the driver’s door lock pillar.
60A412
The EPA emission compliance label is
located under the hood.
12-2
80J21-03E
Reporting Safety Defects: NO
GENERAL INFORMATION
On-Board Vehicle Computers
and Event Data Recorders
Your vehicle is equipped with on-board
computer systems which monitor and
control several aspects of vehicle performance, including the following:
• Emission-related components and
engine parameters such as engine
speed and throttle position are monitored to provide emissions control
and to provide optimum fuel economy. Your vehicle also has an onboard diagnostic system which monitors and records information about
emission-related malfunctions.
• Signals from various sensors are
monitored to provide air bag deployment.
• If your vehicle is equipped with
antilock brakes, conditions such as
vehicle speed and brake performance are monitored, so that the
ABS system can provide effective
antilock braking. If your vehicle has
an Electronic Stability Program
(ESP®) system, conditions such as
yaw rate, lateral acceleration, and
brake fluid pressure are monitored,
so that the ESP® system can help
the driver control the vehicle in difficult driving situations.
Some information may be stored by
the on-board computers during normal
operation of the vehicle. This stored
information can assist technicians in
repairing the vehicle when malfunctions occur. Other information is stored
only in the event of crash, by computer
systems that are commonly called
Event Data Recorders (EDRs).
In a crash event, EDRs such as the
Airbag Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) in your vehicle may record
information about the condition of the
vehicle and how it was operated, such
as data related to airbag readiness,
airbag performance, safety belt usage,
and the severity of the collision. These
data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in which
crashes and injuries occur and lead to
the designing of safer vehicles. The
SDM in your vehicle does not collect
or store personal information.
In addition, once SUZUKI collects or
receives data, SUZUKI may use the
data for research conducted by
SUZUKI, make the data available for
outside research if need is shown and
confidentiality is assured, or make
summary data which does not identify
specific vehicles available for outside
research.
Others, such as law enforcement personnel, may have access to the special equipment that can read the
information if they have access to the
vehicle or storage device.
To read the stored information, special
equipment is needed and access to
the vehicle or storage device is
required. SUZUKI will not access information about a crash event or share it
with others other than with the consent
of the vehicle owner or lessee, in
response to an official request from
the police or similar government office,
as part of SUZUKI’s defense of litigation through the discovery process, or
as required by law.
12-3
80J21-03E
GENERAL INFORMATION
Reporting Safety Defects
If you believe that your vehicle has a
defect which could cause a crash or
could cause injury or death, you
should
immediately
inform
the
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to
notifying American Suzuki Motor Corp.
To contact American Suzuki, owners
in the continental United States can
call toll-free 1-800-934-0934, or write
to:
American Suzuki Motor Corporation
Automotive Customer Relations
3251 East Imperial Highway
Brea, CA 92821-6795
If NHTSA receives similar complaints,
it may open an investigation, and if it
finds that a safety defect exists in a
group of vehicles, it may order a recall
and remedy campaign. However,
NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your
dealer, or American Suzuki Motor
Corp.
For owners outside the continental
United States, please refer to the distributor’s address listed in your Warranty Information booklet.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the
Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153);
go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write
to: Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, D.C.
20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety
from http://www.safercar.gov.
Suzuki Canada Inc.
Customer Relations
100 East Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, On
L4B 1J6
For vehicles registered for use and
principally operated in Canada please
contact Suzuki Canada Inc. at 1-905889-2677 extension 2254 or write to:
12-4
80J21-03E
GENERAL INFORMATION
MEMO
12-5
80J21-03E
Fuses and Protected Circuits: 7
FUSES AND PROTECTED CIRCUITS
FUSES AND PROTECTED CIRCUITS
(4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(12) (13) (14) (15)
(20)
(21)
(22)
(23)
(24)
(25)
(9) (10) (11)
(16) (17) (18) (19)
(30)
(26)
(27)
(29)
(28)
80J101
PROTECTED CIRCUIT
COLOR/SIZE (AMPS)
MAIN
FUSE
BOX
(1)
BLACK (80)
All electric load
(2)
RED (50)
Power window, Ignition, Wiper, Starter
(3)
RED (50)
Tail light, Rear defogger, Door lock, Hazard/Horn, Dome
(4)
–
Blank
(5)
–
Blank
(6)
BLUE (15)
Head light (Right) fuse
(7)
BLUE (15)
Head light (Left) fuse
(8)
YELLOW (20)
Front fog light fuse
(9)
–
Blank
(10)
GREEN (40)
ABS control module fuse
In engine
compartment
13
13-1
80J21-03E
Fuses and Protected Circuits: 7
FUSES AND PROTECTED CIRCUITS
(4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(12) (13) (14) (15)
(20)
(21)
(22)
(23)
(24)
(25)
(9) (10) (11)
(16) (17) (18) (19)
(30)
(26)
(27)
(29)
(28)
80J101
PROTECTED CIRCUIT
COLOR/SIZE (AMPS)
MAIN
FUSE
BOX
(11)
PINK (30)
Radiator fan fuse
(12)
PINK (30)
ABS control module fuse
(13)
PINK (30)
Starting motor fuse
(14)
RED (50)
Ignition switch fuse
(15)
PINK (30)
Blower fan fuse
(16)
YELLOW (20)
Air compressor fuse
(17)
BLUE (15)
Throttle motor fuse
(18)
BLUE (15)
Automatic transaxle fuse
(19)
BLUE (15)
Fuel injection fuse
(20)
–
Automatic transaxle relay
In engine
compartment
13-2
80J21-03E
Fuses and Protected Circuits: 7
FUSES AND PROTECTED CIRCUITS
(4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(12) (13) (14) (15)
(20)
(21)
(22)
(23)
(24)
(25)
(9) (10) (11)
(16) (17) (18) (19)
(30)
(26)
(27)
(29)
(28)
80J101
PROTECTED CIRCUIT
COLOR/SIZE (AMPS)
MAIN
FUSE
BOX
(21)
–
Air compressor relay
(22)
–
Fuel pump relay
(23)
–
Condensor fan relay
(24)
–
Front fog light relay
(25)
–
Throttle motor relay
(26)
–
FI MAIN
(27)
–
Starting motor relay
(28)
–
Radiator fan relay
(29)
–
Radiator fan relay 2
(30)
–
Radiator fan relay 3
In engine
compartment
13-3
80J21-03E
Fuses and Protected Circuits: 7
FUSES AND PROTECTED CIRCUITS
SX4
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
(7)
(8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16)
(17) (18) (19) (20) (21) (22) (23)
80J053
COLOR/SIZE (AMPS)
(1)
FUSE
BOX
BLUE (15)
FUSE NAME
RR WIP
PROTECTED CIRCUIT
Rear wiper
(2)
BLUE (15)
IG COIL
Ignition coil
(3)
RED (10)
BACK
Back-up light
(4)
RED (10)
MTR
Meter
(5)
BLUE (15)
ACC
Accessory
(6)
BLUE (15)
ACC2
Accessory 2
(7)
PINK (30)
P/W
Power window
(8)
GREEN (30)
WIP
Wiper
(9)
RED (10)
IG1 SIG
IG1 SIG
(10)
BLUE (15)
A/B
Air bag
(11)
RED (10)
ABS
Anti-lock brake system
Under the
dashboard
13-4
80J21-03E
FUSES AND PROTECTED CIRCUITS
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
(7)
(8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16)
(17) (18) (19) (20) (21) (22) (23)
80J053
FUSE NAME
COLOR/SIZE (AMPS)
FUSE
BOX
4WD
PROTECTED CIRCUIT
(12)
BLUE (15)
4WD
(13)
BLUE (15)
STOP
Stop light
(14)
YELLOW (20)
D/L
Door lock
(15)
–
–
Blank
(16)
RED (10)
ST SIG
ST SIG
(17)
BLUE (15)
S/H
Seat heater
(18)
RED (10)
IG2 SIG
IG2 SIG
(19)
RED (10)
TAIL
Tail light
(20)
BLUE (15)
DOME
Dome
(21)
GREEN (30)
RR DEF
Rear defogger
(22)
BLUE (15)
HORN HAZ
Horn/Hazard
(23)
BLUE (15)
AUDIO
Audio
Under the
dashboard
13-5
80J21-03E
FUSES AND PROTECTED CIRCUITS
SX4 SEDAN
(21)
(24)
(7)
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
(8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16)
(17) (18) (19) (20)
(22) (23)
80JC003
FUSE NAME
COLOR/SIZE (AMPS)
(1)
FUSE
BOX
BLUE (15)
RR WIP
PROTECTED CIRCUIT
Rear wiper
(2)
BLUE (15)
IG COIL
Ignition coil
(3)
RED (10)
BACK
Back-up light
(4)
RED (10)
MTR
Meter
(5)
BLUE (15)
ACC
Accessory
(6)
BLUE (15)
ACC2
Accessory 2
(7)
PINK (30)
P/W
Power window
(8)
GREEN (30)
WIP
Wiper
(9)
RED (10)
IG1 SIG
IG1 SIG
(10)
BLUE (15)
A/B
Air bag
(11)
RED (10)
ABS
Anti-lock brake system
(12)
–
–
Blank
Under the
dashboard
13-6
80J21-03E
FUSES AND PROTECTED CIRCUITS
(21)
(24)
(7)
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
(8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16)
(17) (18) (19) (20)
(22) (23)
80JC003
FUSE NAME
COLOR/SIZE (AMPS)
FUSE
BOX
PROTECTED CIRCUIT
(13)
BLUE (15)
STOP
Stop light
(14)
YELLOW (20)
D/L
Door lock
(15)
–
–
Blank
(16)
RED (10)
ST SIG
ST SIG
(17)
BLUE (15)
S/H
Seat heater
(18)
RED (10)
IG2 SIG
IG2 SIG
(19)
RED (10)
TAIL
Tail light
(20)
BLUE (15)
DOME
Dome
(21)
GREEN (30)
RR DEF
Rear defogger
(22)
BLUE (15)
HORN HAZ
Horn/Hazard
(23)
BLUE (15)
AUDIO
Audio
(24)
GREEN (30)
RR DEF
Rear defogger
Under the
dashboard
13-7
80J21-03E
FUSES AND PROTECTED CIRCUITS
MEMO
13-8
80J21-03E
Specifications: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11
SPECIFICATIONS
SPECIFICATIONS
NOTE:
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
ITEM: Dimensions
Overall length
Overall width
Overall height
Wheelbase
Track
M/T: Manual transaxle
A/T: Automatic transaxle
UNIT: mm (in.)
2WD
2WD/i-AWD
195 tire
205 tire
front
2WD
i-AWD
rear
Ground clearance
195 tire
205 tire
2WD: 2-wheel drive
i-AWD: intelligent All Wheel Drive
SX4
4115 – 4135 (162.0 – 162.8)
1730 – 1755 (68.1 – 69.1)
1575 (62.0)
1605 (63.2)
2500 (98.4)
1500 (59.1)
1500 (59.1)
1495 (58.9)
165 (6.5)
175 (6.9)
SX4 SEDAN
4490 – 4510 (176.8 – 177.6)
1730 (68.1)
1545 (60.8)
1545 (60.8)
I
I
–
I
I
160 (6.3)
ITEM: Weight
Gross axle weight rating
Gross vehicle weight rating
See the safety certification label and the tire information label which
are located on the driver’s door lock pillar.
Vehicle capacity weight
14
14-1
80J21-03E
Specifications: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11
SPECIFICATIONS
ITEM: Engine
Type
J20A (16V DOHC)
Number of cylinders
4
Bore
84.0 mm (3.31 in.)
Stroke
90.0 mm (3.54 in.)
Piston displacement
1995 cm3 (1995cc, 121.7 cu.in)
Compression ratio
10.5 : 1
ITEM: Electrical
Ignition timing
3° – 17° B.T.D.C. at idle speed
Standard spark plug
NGK IFR5J11
Battery
GP24 12V
Fuses
See “INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE” and “FUSES AND PROTECTED CIRCUITS” sections.
14-2
80J21-03E
Specifications: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11
SPECIFICATIONS
ITEM: Light
Headlight
Front fog light
Front turn signal light
Rear turn signal light
Parking light
Brake/tail light
License plate light
Reversing light
Dome light
Luggage compartment light
Spot light
High mount stop light
Side marker light
SX4
SX4 SEDAN
WATTAGE
12V 65/55W
12V 55W
12V 21W
12V 21W
12V 5W
12V 21/5W
12V 5W
12V 21W
12V 10W
12V 5W
12V 8W
12V 5W
12V18W
12V 5W
BULB No.
HB5
H11
WY21W
WY21W
W5W
W21/5W
W5W
W21W
–
–
–
W5W
W16W
W5W
14-3
80J21-03E
Specifications: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11
SPECIFICATIONS
ITEM: Wheel
Tire size, front and rear
SX4
P195/65R15, P205/60R16
SX4 SEDAN
P195/65R15, P205/50R17
Tire pressure
For the specified tire pressure, see the Tire Information Label located
on the driver’s door lock pillar.
ITEM: Steering
Toe
IN 1.0 ± 1.0 mm (0.0393 ± 0.0393 in.)
Camber angle
P195/65R15, P205/60R16, P195/65R15
–0° 10’ ± 1°
P205/50R17
–0° 17’ ± 1°
P195/65R15, P205/60R16, P195/65R15
3° 40’ ± 2°
P205/50R17
3° 46’ ± 2°
Caster angle
ITEM: Capacities
Coolant (including reserve tank)
Fuel tank
M/T
7.0 L (14.8 US pt)
A/T
7.5 L (15.8 US pt)
2WD
50 L (13.2 US gal)
i-AWD
45 L (11.9 US gal)
Engine oil (replaced with filter)
4.5 L (4.7 quarts)
Transaxle oil
Manual transaxle: 2.5 L (5.3 US pt)
4-speed automatic transaxle: 7.3 L (15.4 US pt)
Rear differential oil
0.8 L (1.7 US pt)
Transfer gear box oil
0.6 L (1.2 US pt)
14-4
80J21-03E
INDEX
INDEX
Symbols
“CRUISE” Indicator Light...................................................... 4-8
“ESP OFF” Indicator Light........................................... 4-6, 6-14
“ESP OFF” Switch ............................................................... 4-13
“ESP” (Electronic Stability Program) Warning Light ......... 4-5
“ESP” Warning Light........................................................... 6-13
“PASS AIRBAG OFF” Indicator.......................................... 4-20
“SET” Indicator Light ............................................................ 4-8
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) ...................................2-24
Automatic Transaxle Fluid ..................................................9-16
B
2WD/i-AWD (intelligent All Wheel Drive) Switch............... 4-14
4-Speed Automatic Transaxle .............................................. 6-5
Basic Operations..................................................................4-35
Battery...................................................................................9-35
Brake Assist System............................................................6-10
Brake Fluid............................................................................ 9-21
Brake Pedal.................................................................... 5-2, 9-22
Brake System Warning Light ................................................ 4-4
Brakes ...................................................................................9-21
Braking.................................................................................... 6-9
Break-In.................................................................................6-18
Bulb Replacement................................................................9-39
A
C
A/T Selector Position Indicator .......................................... 4-10
Accelerator Pedal .................................................................. 5-2
Accessory Socket................................................................ 5-11
Adding Coolant .................................................................... 9-18
Adjusting Seat Position ...................................................... 2-20
Adjusting Seatbacks ........................................................... 2-20
AIR BAG Light........................................................................ 4-7
Air Cleaner............................................................................ 9-19
Air Conditioning System..................................................... 9-48
All Seat Belts........................................................................ 2-25
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) .......................................... 6-10
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light ................... 4-5
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) ....................................... 6-12
Assist Grips............................................................................ 5-9
Audio Systems..................................................................... 4-32
Automatic Heating and Air Conditioning System
(Climate Control).................................................................. 4-28
Catalytic Converter .............................................................. 6-19
Changing Engine Oil and Filter...........................................9-12
Changing Wheels ................................................................. 9-31
Charging Light........................................................................ 4-6
Child Lock System (rear doors).......................................... 2-13
Child Restraint Systems......................................................2-29
Cigarette Lighter and Ashtray............................................. 4-16
Clock .....................................................................................4-17
Clutch Pedal .................................................................. 5-2, 9-24
Compact Spare Tire .............................................................9-30
Coolant Level Check............................................................9-18
Coolant Replacement ..........................................................9-18
Corrosion Prevention ..........................................................11-1
Cruise Control ........................................................................ 3-9
Cup Holder and Storage Area ............................................. 5-11
Numerics
D
Daily Inspection Checklist..................................................... 6-1
15
15-1
80J21-03E
INDEX
Daytime Running Light (D.R.L.) Indicator Light................ 4-10
Daytime Running Light (D.R.L.) System.............................. 3-5
Door Locks ............................................................................. 2-1
Driver’s Seat Belt Reminder Light........................................ 4-6
Driving on Hills ...................................................................... 7-1
Driving on Slippery Roads.................................................... 7-2
E
Electric Power Steering Light............................................... 4-8
Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) ................................. 6-12
Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) ................................. 2-24
Emission Compliance Label (for U.S.A.) ........................... 12-2
Engine Block Heater.............................................................. 6-4
Engine Coolant .................................................................... 9-17
Engine Hood......................................................................... 5-10
Engine Oil and Filter............................................................ 9-11
Engine Serial Number ......................................................... 12-1
Exhaust Gas Warning............................................................ 6-1
Eyeglasses Holder............................................................... 5-10
F
Fluid Level Check ................................................................ 9-16
Fog Light Switch.................................................................. 4-16
Folding Rear Seats ................................................................ 5-4
Frame Hooks ........................................................................ 5-12
Front Air Bags...................................................................... 2-42
Front Passenger’s Seat Belt Reminder Light.................... 4-19
Fuel Consumption and Driving Range .............................. 4-17
Fuel Filler Cap ........................................................................ 5-3
Fuel Gauge ........................................................................... 4-12
Fuel Pump Labeling............................................................... 1-1
Fuel Recommendation .......................................................... 1-1
Fuses .................................................................................... 9-35
FUSES AND PROTECTED CIRCUITS .................................13-1
Fuses in the Engine Compartment..................................... 9-36
Fuses under the Dash Board ..............................................9-37
G
Gasoline Containing MTBE ................................................... 1-1
Gasoline/Ethanol blends ....................................................... 1-1
Gasoline/Methanol blends..................................................... 1-1
Gear Oil .................................................................................9-14
Gear Oil Level Check ........................................................... 9-15
Gear Oil Replacement..........................................................9-15
Gearshift Lever....................................................................... 5-2
GLOSSARY OF TIRE TERMINOLOGY ................................9-32
Glove Box .............................................................................4-20
H
Hazard Warning Switch .......................................................4-13
Head Restraints....................................................................2-20
Headlight Aiming..................................................................9-39
Heated Rear Window and Heated Outside Rearview
Mirrors Switch ...................................................................... 4-15
Heating and Air Conditioning System................................4-21
Heating System ....................................................................4-22
High Beam Indicator Light .................................................... 4-9
Highway Driving ..................................................................... 7-1
Horn....................................................................................... 3-11
How the ABS Works.............................................................6-11
I
Identification Numbers ........................................................ 12-1
If the Engine is Flooded.......................................................10-5
If the Engine Overheats .......................................................10-5
If the Starter Does Not Operate...........................................10-4
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If You Can Not Shift Automatic Transaxle Gearshift
Lever Out of “P” (PARK) ..................................................... 10-6
If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck .................................................... 7-2
Ignition Key Reminder........................................................... 2-1
Ignition Switch ....................................................................... 3-1
Improving Fuel Economy.................................................... 6-20
Information Display ............................................................. 4-17
Inside Rearview Mirror ........................................................ 2-18
Installation of Child Restraint with Top Strap................... 2-37
Installation with Lap-Shoulder Seat Belts
(child restraint with no top strap)....................................... 2-31
Installation with the LATCH System .................................. 2-34
Instrument Cluster................................................................. 4-2
Instrument Light Brightness Control................................. 4-14
Instrument Panel.................................................................... 4-1
intelligent All Wheel Drive (i-AWD) AUTO Indicator
Light ........................................................................................ 4-9
intelligent All Wheel Drive (i-AWD) LOCK Indicator
Light ........................................................................................ 4-9
Interior Light Switch .............................................................. 5-8
Lighting/Turn Signal Control Lever...................................... 3-5
Lights “On” reminder ............................................................ 3-5
Listening to a CD..................................................................4-39
Listening to a CD from an External CD Changer
(Option) .................................................................................4-50
Listening to a XM Satellite Radio (Option).........................4-47
Listening to Audio for AUX (Option) .................................. 4-49
Listening to the Radio .........................................................4-37
Low Fuel Warning Light ........................................................ 4-8
Low Tire Pressure Warning Light................................ 4-3, 6-15
Luggage Compartment Cover............................................. 5-14
Luggage Compartment Light ..............................................5-15
J
O
Jacking Instructions............................................................ 10-1
Jump Starting Instructions ................................................. 10-3
Keyless Entry System Transmitter .................................... 2-10
Keyless Start System Indicator Light .................................. 4-8
Keyless Start System Remote Controller............................ 2-3
Keys ........................................................................................ 2-1
Odometer ..............................................................................4-11
Oil Level Check ....................................................................9-11
Oil Pressure Light .................................................................. 4-6
On-Board Vehicle Computers and Event Data
Recorders .............................................................................12-3
Open Door Warning Light ..................................................... 4-8
Outside Rearview Mirrors....................................................2-19
L
P
Lap-Shoulder Belt................................................................ 2-24
Lighting Operation................................................................. 3-5
Parking Brake Lever ..................................................... 5-1, 9-23
Pedals...................................................................................... 5-1
K
M
Maintenance Recommended under Severe Driving
Conditions .............................................................................. 9-7
Maintenance Schedule .......................................................... 9-2
Malfunction Indicator Light ................................................... 4-7
Manual Heating and Air Conditioning System ..................4-25
Manual Transaxle ................................................................... 6-6
Mirrors...................................................................................2-18
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Periodic Maintenance Schedule........................................... 9-3
Power Assisted Brakes ......................................................... 6-9
Power Door Locking System ................................................ 2-2
Power Mirror Control........................................................... 2-19
Power Steering..................................................................... 9-23
Power Steering Fluid ........................................................... 9-23
Power Window Controls ..................................................... 2-16
R
Radio Antenna ............................................................ 4-38, 5-16
Rear Window Wiper/Washer Switch .................................... 3-8
Refill with Oil and Check for Leaks.................................... 9-13
Refilling................................................................................. 9-12
Remote Audio Controls.............................................. 3-11, 4-53
Replace the Oil Filter ........................................................... 9-13
Replacing Tires and/or Wheels .......................................... 6-18
Reporting Safety Defects .................................................... 12-4
Roof Rails or Roof Rack Anchors ...................................... 5-16
S
Safety Certification Label.................................................... 12-2
Seat Adjustment .................................................................. 2-19
Seat Belt Extender ............................................................... 2-38
Seat Belt Hanger .................................................................. 2-28
Seat Belt Inspection ............................................................ 2-29
Seat Belt Pretensioner System........................................... 2-39
Seat Belt Reminder.............................................................. 2-26
Seat Belts and Child Restraint Systems............................ 2-22
Selection of Coolant ............................................................ 9-17
Shoulder Anchor Height Adjuster...................................... 2-28
Side Air Bags and Side Curtain Air Bags .......................... 2-43
Side Door Locks .................................................................... 2-1
SLIP Indicator Light...................................................... 4-5, 6-13
Snow Tires ............................................................................ 9-31
Spark Plugs ..........................................................................9-20
SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................. 14-1
Specified Fluid...................................................................... 9-16
Specified Gear Oil ................................................................9-14
Specified Oil ......................................................................... 9-11
Speedometer ........................................................................4-11
Spot Light ............................................................................... 5-9
Stability Control System......................................................6-12
Starting the Engine ................................................................ 6-2
Steering Wheel .....................................................................9-23
Sun Visor ................................................................................ 5-8
Supplemental Restraint System (air bags) ........................2-40
T
Tachometer...........................................................................4-12
Tailgate..................................................................................2-14
Temperature Gauge .............................................................4-13
Theft Deterrent Light............................................................4-20
Thermometer ........................................................................4-17
Tilt Steering Lock Lever ........................................................ 3-8
Tire Chains.............................................................................. 7-3
Tire Changing Tool .............................................................. 5-13
Tire Inflation Pressure .........................................................9-26
Tire Inspection...................................................................... 9-27
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) .........................6-14
Tire Rotation ......................................................................... 9-29
Tire Sidewall Labeling .........................................................9-24
Tire Size ................................................................................9-25
Tires....................................................................................... 9-24
Towing a Disabled Vehicle ..................................................10-4
Towing Your Vehicle (recreational towing) ......................... 8-2
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Traction Control System ..................................................... 6-12
Trailer Towing ........................................................................ 8-2
Trip meter ............................................................................. 4-11
Troubleshooting .................................................................. 4-57
Trunk Lid .............................................................................. 2-15
Trunk Light ........................................................................... 5-15
Turn Signal Indicators........................................................... 4-9
Turn Signal Operation ........................................................... 3-6
U
Uniform Tire Quality Grading ............................................. 9-28
Using the 2WD/i-AWD (intelligent All Wheel Drive)
Switch ..................................................................................... 6-7
Using the Transaxle............................................................... 6-5
V
Vehicle Cleaning .................................................................. 11-3
Vehicle Identification Number ............................................ 12-1
Vehicle Loading ............................................................ 8-1, 9-33
Vehicle With Keyless Start System............................... 3-2, 6-3
W
Warning and Indicator Lights ............................................... 4-3
Warranties ............................................................................ 12-2
Washing................................................................................ 11-4
Waxing .................................................................................. 11-5
Windows ............................................................................... 2-16
Windshield Washer................................................................ 3-7
Windshield Washer Fluid .................................................... 9-19
Windshield Wiper and Washer Lever................................... 3-6
Windshield Wipers................................................................. 3-6
Wiper Blades ........................................................................ 9-44
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June, 2007
Part No. 99011-80J21-03E
Printed in Japan
TP274
80J21-03E
ENGLISH
SERVICE STATION INFORMATION
Fuel recommendation:
See page 1-1
Brake and clutch fluid:
DOT3
Engine oil recommendation:
Engine oil with “Starburst” symbol
Automatic transaxle fluid:
An equivalent of DEXRON® -III.
For further details, see “Engine Oil and Filter” in the
“INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE” section.
Tire cold pressure:
See the “Tire Information Label” located on the
driver’s door lock pillar.
2008
SX4
Printed in Japan
Suzuki Red: Magenta 100%, Yellow 100%
Suzuki Blue: Cyan 100%, Magenta 70%
99011-80J21-03E
Made from 100% recycled paper,
except for cover.
OWNER’S MANUAL
Keep With Vehicle At All Times.
Contains Important Information
On Safety, Operation & Maintenance.
Part No. 99011-80J21-03E
June, 2007
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