modification warning

modification warning
FOREWORD
This manual is an essential part of your
vehicle and should remain with the vehicle
when resold or otherwise transferred to a
new owner or operator. Please read this
manual carefully before operating your
new MARUTI SUZUKI and review the
manual from time to time. It contains
important information on safety, operation
and maintenance. You are invited to avail
the three Free Inspection Services as
described in the manual. Three free
inspection coupons are attached to this
manual. Please show this manual to your
dealer while you take your MARUTI
SUZUKI for any Service.
To prolong the life of your vehicle and
reduce maintenance cost, the periodic
maintenance must be carried out according to “PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE” described in “INSPECTION
AND MAINTENANCE” section of this manual. It is essential for preventing trouble
and accidents to ensure your satisfaction
and safety.
Daily inspection and care as per “DAILY
INSPECTION CHECKLIST” described in
the “INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE”
section of this manual is essential for prolonging the life of the vehicle and for safe
driving.
MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LIMITED 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 Engine Oil,
coolant and other fluids, batteries and
tyres etc.
MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LIMITED
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.
MARUTI
SUZUKI
INDIA
LIMITED
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.
This vehicle may not comply with
standards or regulations of other
countries. Before attempting to register this vehicle in any other country,
check all applicable regulations and
make any necessary modifications.
0-1
82PH0-74E
IMPORTANT
MODIFICATION
WARNING
WARNING/
CAUTION/NOTICE/
NOTE
Please read this manual and follow its
instructions carefully. To emphasize special information, the symbol and the words
WARNING, CAUTION, NOTICE and
NOTE have special meanings. Pay particular attention to messages highlighted by
these signal words:
WARNING
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that
could result in death or serious
injury.
CAUTION
Indicates a potential hazard that
could result in minor or moderate
injury.
NOTICE
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”.
Do not modify your 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.
NOTICE
Improper installation of mobile communication equipment such as cellular telephones, CB (Citizen’s Band)
radios or any other wireless transmitters may cause electronic interference with your vehicle’s ignition
system, resulting in vehicle performance problems. Consult your
authorised Maruti Suzuki workshop
or qualified service technician for
advice.
NOTICE
Severe damage may be caused by
the use of either poor quality fuel
and/or lubricants not recommended
by MARUTI SUZUKI.
0-2
82PH0-74E
WARRANTY POLICY
(4) Limitation:
This warranty shall not apply to:
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (hereinafter called “Maruti Suzuki”),
warrants that each new Maruti Suzuki vehicle distributed in India
by Maruti Suzuki and sold by an authorised Maruti Suzuki dealer
will be free, under normal use and service, from any defects in
material and workmanship at the time of manufacture SUBJECT
TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
(a)
(b)
(1) Qualification:
To qualify for this warranty the vehicle must be delivered by a
Maruti Suzuki authorised dealer and set-up, and serviced by a
Maruti Suzuki authorised dealer / service station.
(2) Term:
The term of the warranty shall be twenty-four (24) months or
40,000 kilometers (whichever occurs first) from the date of
invoice to the first owner.
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
(3) Maruti Suzuki Warranty Obligation:
If any defect(s) should be found in a Maruti Suzuki vehicle within
the term stipulated above, Maruti Suzuki’s only obligation is to
repair or replace at its sole discretion any part shown to be defective, with a new part or the equivalent at no cost to the owner for
parts or labour, when Maruti Suzuki acknowledges that such a
defect is attributable to faulty material or workmanship at the time
of manufacture. The owner is responsible for any repair or replacements which are not covered by this warranty.
(g)
(h)
(i)
(j)
(k)
(l)
Normal maintenance service required other than the three
free services, including without limitation, oil and fluid
changes, headlight aiming, fastener retightening, wheel balancing, wheel alignment and tyre rotation, cleaning of injectors, adjustments of clutch and valve clearance.
The replacement of normal wear parts including without limitation, bulbs, tyres and tubes, spark plugs, belts, hoses, filters, wiper blades, brushes, contact points, fuses, clutch
disc, brake shoes, brake pads, cable and all rubber parts
(except oil seal and glass run).
Any vehicle which has been used for competition or racing.
Any repairs or replacement required as a result of accidents
or collision.
Any defects caused by misuse, negligence, abnormal use or
insufficient care.
Any vehicle which has been modified or altered, including
without limitation, the installation of performance accessories.
Any vehicle on which parts or accessories not approved by
Maruti Suzuki have been used.
Any vehicle which has not been operated in accordance with
the operating instructions in this Owner’s Manual and Service Booklet.
Any vehicle which has not received, during the warranty term,
the service inspections prescribed in this Owner’s Manual
and Service Booklet.
Any vehicle which has been assembled, disassembled,
adjusted or repaired by other than an Maruti Suzuki authorised dealer/service station.
Any vehicle which has been used for purposes other than
what it was designed for.
Any damage or deterioration caused by industrial pollution
and bird droppings.
0-3
82PH0-74E
(m) Insignificant defects which do not affect the function of the
vehicle including without limitation, sound, vibration and fluid
seep.
(n) Any natural wear and tear including without limitation, aging
etc.
(o) Installation and usage of domestic LPG gas/LPG Cylinder.
(p) V-belts, hoses and gas leaks.
(q) Any vehicle retrofitted with LPG/CNG kits.
(5) Extent of Warranty:
This warranty is the entire written warranty given by Maruti Suzuki
for Maruti Suzuki vehicles and no dealer or its or his agent or
employee is authorised to extend or enlarge this warranty and no
dealer or its or his agent or employee is authorised to make any
oral warranty on Maruti Suzuki’s behalf.
Maruti Suzuki reserves the right to add any improvements or
change the design of any model at any time with no obligation to
make the same changes on units previously sold.
(6) Warranty Service:
To obtain warranty service, the complete vehicle must be presented at the owner’s expenses to any authorised Maruti Suzuki
workshop.
– Make certain that the Maruti Suzuki authorised dealer/service station performing the service inspection has certified
the work on the “Maintenance Service Record” page in the
“Owner’s Manual and Service Booklet and
– Present the Maruti Suzuki “Owner’s Manual and Service
Booklet to the authorised Maruti Suzuki dealer whenever
requesting service inspections or warranty service.
If the “Owner’s Manual and Service Booklet should be lost or
destroyed the owner should consult the authorised Maruti Suzuki
dealer from whom the vehicle was purchased for instructions concerning replacement of the “Owner’s Manual and Service Booklet”.
(8) Disclaimer of Consequential Damage:
Maruti Suzuki assumes no responsibility for loss of vehicle, loss of
time, inconvenience or any other indirect incidental or consequential damage resulting from the vehicle not being available to the
owner because of any defect covered by this warranty.
(9) Change of Owner
Even if ownership of the vehicle changes, the remaining warranty
period is effective for the new owner.
(7) Owner’s Warranty Responsibilities:
It is responsibility of each owner to:
– Make certain that the PDl card was completed at the time of
delivery of the vehicle;
– Have performed, at his own expenses, by an Maruti Suzuki
authorised dealer/service station all the service inspections
specified in the Maruti Suzuki “Owner’s Manual and Service
Booklet and maintain adequate proof that such service
inspections have been performed.
0-4
82PH0-74E
EMISSION WARRANTY POLICY
Maruti Suzuki offers the Emission Warranty on all Maruti Suzuki
vehicles (apart from the Regular Warranty and will run parallel to
the regular product warranty) only in four metropolitan cities (New
Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai) with effect from July 1st,
2001.
Terms:
The Emission Warranty will be applicable for 80,000 kms or 3
years (Whichever comes earlier) from the date of invoice to the
first owner. The remaining warranty terms will be valid in case of
any change in ownership provided the production of all valid documents.
Conditions:
1. Under Emission Warranty, Warranty claims will be admitted for
a prima facie examination, in case vehicle fails to meet the
Emission Standard as specified in sub rule (2) of rule no. 115
of Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR), 1989.
2. The warranty claims will only be accepted after examination
carried out by Maruti Suzuki or it’s dealer which leads to firm
conclusions that the
a) Original settings have not been tampered in any case.
b) Part (as given in Annexure - A) has a manufacturing defect.
c) Vehicle is unable to meet the Emission Standards (as given
in 1.), inspite of the vehicle having been maintained and
used in accordance with the instructions as specified in
Owner’s Manual and Service Booklet and the used fuel and
different oils (Engine oil, Transmission oil, Brake oil etc.) are
also as per specification.
3. The method of examination for deciding the warranty of the
parts will be at the sole discretion of Maruti Suzuki and it’s
dealer and results of the examination will be final and binding.
If after examination, the warrantable condition is not established, Maruti Suzuki and it’s dealer has the right to charge all,
or part of the cost of such examination.
4. Under Emission Warranty, the parts (as given in Annexure - A)
will be changed free of cost, but the consumables will be
charged as per actual.
5. If the part covered under Emission Warranty or the associated
parts, are not independently replaceable, on account of these
being integral parts of a complete assembly, Maruti Suzuki and
it’s dealer will have the sole discretion to replace either the
entire assembly or by using some of the parts of the system
through suitable repairs or modifications.
6. Any consequential repairs or replacement of parts which may
be found necessary to establish compliance of Emission Warranty, will not be considered under warranty, unless the same is
under product warranty. The consumable will be charged as
per actual under such repair or replacement.
7. Maruti Suzuki will not be responsible for the cost of transportation of the vehicle to the nearest Maruti Suzuki dealer workshop or any loss due to non-availability of the vehicle during
the period of lodging of a warranty claim and examination and/
or repair by Maruti Suzuki dealer.
8. Maruti Suzuki will not be responsible for any penalty that may
be charged by statutory authorities on account of failure to
comply with the EMISSION STANDARDS.
9. Emission Warranty will not be affected on the change of owner,
provided all the documents are available.
0-5
82PH0-74E
10.All maintenance actions (as specified in the Owner’s Manual
and Service Booklet) need to be followed and recorded in the
manual for emission warranty.
11.The customer needs to produce the PUC (Pollution Under
Control) certificate valid for the period preceding the test during
which the failure is discovered. The receipts (for the maintenance of the vehicle as per specification in Owner’s Manual
and Service Booklet from the date of original purchase of the
vehicle) will also be required.
Conditions under which the Emission Warranty is not
APPLICABLE
1. In the absence of valid PUC certificate.
2. Vehicle not serviced from Maruti Suzuki authorised workshop
as per the schedule specified in this Owner’s Manual and Service Booklet.
3. Vehicle subjected to abnormal use (accident, motor race, rallies or for the purpose of establishing the records etc).
4. Use of non MGP (Maruti Genuine Part).
5. Vehicle that has been tampered with.
6. Tampering with odometer so that the actual kilometer reading
can not be determined.
7. Use of adulterated fuel and/or unspecified oils (Engine oil,
Transmission oil and Brake oil etc).
Annexure - A
List of parts covered under Emission Warranty
1. Fuel Injection Assembly, Pressure Regulator, Throttle Body
Assembly
2. Electronic Control Module (ECM).
3. Intake Manifold.
4. EGR valve.
5. Ignition Coil.
6. Canister Assembly.
7. Vapour Liquid Seperator.
8. Fuel Tank and Filler Cap.
9. PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) Valve.
10. Oil Filler Cap.
11. Catalytic Convertor.
12. Exhaust Manifold.
13. All Fuel Injection System related SENSORS.
14. High Pressure Fuel Pump.
15. Glow Plug.
16. Glow Plug Controller.
0-6
82PH0-74E
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FUEL RECOMMENDATION
1
BEFORE DRIVING
2
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
3
DRIVING TIPS
4
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
5
VEHICLE LOADING AND TOWING
6
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
7
EMERGENCY SERVICE
8
APPEARANCE CARE
9
GENERAL INFORMATION
10
SPECIFICATIONS
11
SERVICE NETWORK
12
82PH0-74E
FUEL RECOMMENDATION
FUEL RECOMMENDATION
1
Fuel Recommendation ........................................................ 1-1
53MH0-74E
FUEL RECOMMENDATION
Fuel Recommendation
You must use unleaded gasoline with an
octane number (RON) of 91 or higher.
Gasoline/Ethanol blends
Blends of unleaded gasoline and ethanol
(grain alcohol), also known as gasohol, are
commercially available in some areas.
Blends of this type may be used in your
vehicle if they are no more than 10% ethanol. Make sure this gasoline-ethanol blend
has octane ratings no lower than those
recommended for gasoline.
Gasoline/Methanol blends
Blends of unleaded gasoline and methanol
(wood alcohol) are also commercially available in some areas. 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 MARUTI SUZUKI and may
not be covered under the New Vehicle
Warranty. Fuels containing 5% or less
methanol may be suitable for use in your
vehicle if they contain cosolvents and corrosion inhibitors.
NOTICE
The fuel tank has an air space to
allow for fuel expansion in hot
weather. If you continue to add fuel
after the filler nozzle has automatically shut off or an initial blowback
occurs, the air chamber will become
full. Exposure to heat when fully
fuelled in this manner will result in
leakage due to fuel expansion. To
prevent such fuel leakage, stop filling
after the filler nozzle has automatically shut off, or when using an alternative non-automatic system, initial
vent blowback occurs.
NOTICE
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
Warranty.
NOTE:
If you are not satisfied with the driveability
or fuel economy of your vehicle when you
are using a gasoline/alcohol blend, you
should switch back to unleaded gasoline
containing no alcohol.
1-1
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
BEFORE DRIVING
Keys ...................................................................................... 2-1
Ignition Key Reminder (if equipped) ................................. 2-2 2
Door Locks .......................................................................... 2-2
Keyless Entry System (if equipped) .................................. 2-5
Windows .............................................................................. 2-10
Mirrors .................................................................................. 2-11
Front Seats .......................................................................... 2-12
Rear Seats ............................................................................ 2-13
Seat Belts and Child Restraint Systems ........................... 2-14
Supplemental Restraint System
(air bags) (if equipped) ....................................................... 2-22
Instrument Cluster .............................................................. 2-28
Warning and Indicator Lights ............................................ 2-30
Speedometer ....................................................................... 2-34
Fuel Gauge ........................................................................... 2-35
Information Display ............................................................. 2-36
Lighting Control Lever ........................................................ 2-38
Headlight Leveling Switch .................................................. 2-40
Turn Signal Control Lever .................................................. 2-40
Hazard Warning Switch ...................................................... 2-41
Windshield Wiper and Washer Lever ................................ 2-41
Horn ...................................................................................... 2-43
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Keys
Immobilizer System
EXAMPLE
51KM024
This system is designed to help prevent
vehicle theft by electronically disabling the
engine starting system.
The engine can be started only with your
vehicle’s original immobilizer ignition key
which has an electronic identification code
programmed into it. The key communicates the identification code to the vehicle
when the key is turned to the “ON” position. If you need to make spare keys, see
your MARUTI SUZUKI dealer. The vehicle
must be programmed with the correct identification code for the spare keys. A key
made by an ordinary locksmith will not
work.
Your vehicle comes with a pair of keys.
The key(s) may or may not be equipped
with a transmitter depending on model
variant. 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 or on
the keys. Keep the tag (if equipped) 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.
NOTE:
• If you lose your immobilizer ignition key,
see your MARUTI SUZUKI dealer as
soon as possible to have the lost one
deactivated, then have the new key
made by them.
• If you own other vehicles with immobilizer keys, keep those keys away from
the ignition switch when using your
MARUTI SUZUKI, or the engine may not
be started because they may interfere
with your MARUTI SUZUKI’s immobilizer system.
• If you attach any metal objects to the
immobilizer key, it may not start the
engine.
NOTICE
54G003
If the immobilizer system light (1) blinks
when the ignition switch is in the “ON” position, there may be something wrong with
your key or with the immobilizer system.
Ask your MARUTI SUZUKI dealer to
inspect the system.
The immobilizer key is a sensitive
electronic instrument. To avoid damaging the immobilizer key:
• Do not expose it to impacts, moisture or high temperature such as
on the dashboard under direct sunlight.
• Keep the immobilizer key away
from magnetic objects.
KEY NUMBER:
2-1
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Ignition Key Reminder
(if equipped)
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.
Door Locks
Side Door Locks (if equipped)
LOCK
UNLOCK
LOCK
UNLOCK
Rear
Front
Front
Rear
60B008
To lock a driver’s door from outside the
vehicle:
• Insert the key and turn the top of the key
toward the rear of the vehicle, or
• Push the lock knob downward, then pull
and hold the door handle as you close
the door.
To unlock a driver’s door from outside the
vehicle, insert the key and turn the top of
the key toward the front of the vehicle.
60B008
To lock a driver’s door from outside the
vehicle:
• Insert the key and turn the top of the key
toward the rear of the vehicle, or
• Push the lock knob downward, then pull
and hold the door handle as you close
the door.
To unlock a driver’s door from outside the
vehicle, insert the key and turn the top of
the key toward the front of the vehicle.
To lock a front passenger’s door from outside the vehicle, push the lock knob down,
then pull and hold the door handle as you
close the door.
2-2
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
To lock a rear door from outside the vehicle, push the lock knob down and close the
door. You do not need to pull and hold the
door handle as you close the door.
Central Door Locking System
(if equipped)
Driver’s door
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
LOCK
UNLOCK
UNLOCK
Rear
EXAMPLE
53M-04-006
LOCK
Front
60B008
53MH0201
To lock a door from inside the vehicle, push
the lock knob down. Pull the lock knob up
to unlock the door.
You can also lock or unlock doors by pushing down or pulling up the driver’s door
lock knob (1).
You can lock and unlock all doors simultaneously by using the key in the driver’s
door lock.
To lock all doors simultaneously, insert the
key in the driver’s door lock and turn the top
of the key toward the rear of the vehicle.
To unlock all doors simultaneously, insert
the key in a driver’s door lock and turn the
top of the key toward the front of the vehicle.
2-3
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Child-Proof Locks (rear door)
Tailgate
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
53M-04-007
53M-04-008
(1) LOCK
(2) UNLOCK
Each of the rear doors is equipped with a
child-proof 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
To open the tailgate, insert the key and
turn it clockwise to unlatch and lift the tailgate.
NOTICE
Do not use the key to lift up the tailgate, or the key may break off in the
lock.
53M-04-009
You can also unlatch the tailgate by pulling
the release lever (if equipped) located on
the outboard side of the driver’s seat.
WARNING
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 vehicle.
Be sure to place the child-proof lock
in the “LOCK” position whenever
children are seated in the rear.
2-4
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Keyless Entry System (if
equipped)
EXAMPLE
53M-04-010
Keyless Entry
You can lock / unlock all doors simultaneously by operating the transmitter near the
vehicle.
• To lock all doors, press “LOCK” button
once. All indicator lights will flash once
when doors are locked.
• To unlock all doors, press “UNLOCK”
button once. All indicator lights will flash
twice when doors are unlocked.
NOTE:
• The operating distance of the keyless
entry system transmitter is about 20
meters, but this may vary depending on
the condition of transmitter’s battery and
surroundings especially near other
transmitting devices such as radio towers.
• The door locks cannot be operated with
the transmitter if the ignition key is
inserted in the key cylinder or if any door
is open.
• Be sure to close the doors and windows
before locking.
• If you lose any of the transmitters (keys),
contact your MARUTI SUZUKI authorised dealer as soon as possible for
erasing the transmitter ID from vehicle
controller memory. In case you need a
new transmitter, place an order with your
dealer.
• Key cylinder mentioned in this section is
the key hole mounted on steering column, where key is inserted to start the
vehicle.
NOTICE
The transmitter is a sensitive electronic instrument. To avoid damaging
the transmitter:
• Do not expose it to impacts, moisture, dust or high temperature such
as leaving it on the dashboard
under direct sunlight.
• Do not tamper with internal parts.
• Keep the transmitter away from
magnetic objects such as a television.
GENERAL FEATURES
Illuminated Entry
When vehicle is unlocked, the room lamp
will turn ON to facilitate illuminated entry
into the vehicle. The room lamp will turn
OFF when the door is closed.
Illuminated Exit
When door is opened to exit the vehicle,
the room lamp will turn ON and will turn
OFF when the door is closed.
Auto Relock
In case of accidental Unlock/Disarm of
vehicle by Key, vehicle will automatically
Lock within 30 sec. without any indication.
Auto relock cycle gets canceled if user
does any of the following operation within
30 sec:
1. Open any door.
2. Insert key in cylinder.
3. Any door is locked/unlocked by door
knob.
Radio Frequency Lock Out
Key Lock/Unlock/Panic will cease to function when Key is inside Key cylinder.
2-5
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
PROGRAMMABLE FEATURES
System has some features which can be
programmed by user according to their
choice.
EXAMPLE
53M-04-011
Car Locator
Car Locator feature can be used to locate
the vehicle in congested parking area.
a) Press and hold the Key LOCK &
UNLOCK button simultaneously for 3
seconds or more.
b) Car Locator will be activated and indicator lights will flash for 27 seconds.
c) Press and release the Key LOCK &
UNLOCK button simultaneously to cancel the Car Locator.
Auto Lock Mode
Drive lock mode can be set to Auto Lock
mode or can be turned OFF. If drive lock
mode is set to auto lock, all the vehicle
doors will lock when vehicle attains the
speed of 15 Km/hr. If drive is set to OFF, no
door will lock by speed.
Auto Unlock Mode
Drive unlock can be set to Auto Unlock
mode or can be turned OFF. When set to
Auto Unlock mode, turning Ignition ON to
OFF and then removing the key from the
key cylinder will unlock all the doors. If
Drive Unlock mode is set to OFF then no
door will unlock by removing key from key
cylinder.
NOTE:
Auto Lock Mode will get cancelled if any
door is open while driving.
2-6
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Programming Auto Lock/Unlock Mode
a) When the ignition switch is in the “ON”
position and the vehicle is stationary,
push the odometer/trip meter/meter illumination selector knob, to switch the
information display indication to the
odometer reading.
b) Push and hold the odometer/trip meter/
meter illumination selector knob until
the display shows “A-LOC”.
c) Push the odometer/trip meter/meter
illumination selector knob to select a
function that you want to set up according to the below mentioned table.
d) To program a Auto Lock/Auto Unlock
mode function first select the desired
function and the press and hold the
odometer/trip meter/meter illumination
selector knob.
– One flash of the indicator light will confirms that Auto Lock/Auto Unlock
mode is activated.
– Two flash of the indicator light confirm
that Auto Lock /Auto Unlock mode is
deactivated.
53M-04-012
2-7
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Transmitter battery
EXAMPLE
Replacement of the Battery
EXAMPLE
53M-04-015
53M-04-014
53M-04-013
If the transmitter battery gets discharged,
replace the battery with a new one.
To replace the battery of the transmitter:
1) Remove the screw (1), and open the
transmitter cover.
2) Remove the transmitter (2).
3) Put the edge of a flat blade screw driver
in the slot of the transmitter (2) and pry
it open.
4) Replace the battery (3) (Lithium disc
type CR1620) so that its +ve terminal
faces the bottom cover of the transmitter (5).
5) Close the transmitter and install it into
the transmitter holder.
6) Close the transmitter cover, install and
tighten the screw (1).
7) Make sure the door locks can be operated with the transmitter.
NOTE:
Normal battery life is approximately 2
years, but varies depending on usage. It is
advisable to get battery replaced from
MARUTI SUZUKI Authorized workshop.
CAUTION
Do not remove the screw from the
key unnecessarily as it damages the
screw head. Kindly replace the screw
once the transmitter battery is
changed.
CAUTION
Dispose off the used battery properly
according to applicable rules or regulations. Do not dispose off 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.
2-8
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
TROUBLESHOOTING
SYMPTOMS
PROBABLE CAUSES
REMEDIES
Transmitter function (Unlock/Lock/Car
Locator) not working
1) Battery of the transmitter is weak.
2) Transmitter is exposed to water or it is
wet.
3) D/L or Dome fuse for controller is blown
in the vehicle.
4) In case if any door is open or door sensor is shorted with the body ground,
remote will not activate the central locking.
1) Check the battery.
2) Dry the transmitter and check it.
3) Check and replace the D/L or Dome
fuse.
4) Check if all doors are properly closed
and door switch functioning is O.K.
Operation distance of the transmitter is
less than 20m but still transmitter (Unlock/
Lock/Car Locator) is not working
1) Battery of the transmitter is weak.
2) Strong RF interference. (e.g. Radio
Towers, High Voltage Transmission line
near by)
1) Check the battery.
2) Drive the vehicle away from the particular spot and re-test the control distance.
It is difficult to activate or deactivate the
system in certain area using the
transmitter.
1) The strong interference caused by
excessive RF activity in a particular
area
1) The interference is temporary and only
while the vehicle is in that area.
2-9
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Windows
Electric Window Controls
(if equipped)
Manual Window Control
(if equipped)
EXAMPLE
The electric windows can only be operated
when the ignition switch is in the “ON” position.
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
81A009
To open a window, push the top part of the
switch and to close the window, lift up the
top part of the switch.
53M-04-016
Raise or lower the door windows by turning
the handle located on the door panel.
53M-04-017
The center console has a switch (1) to
operate the driver’s window, and a switch
(2) to operate the front passenger’s window.
2-10
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
WARNING
• 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
only for 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.
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.
Mirrors
Type 1
EXAMPLE
Inside Rearview Mirror
EXAMPLE
53M-04-019
You can adjust the inside rearview mirror
by hand so as to see the rear of your vehicle in the mirror.
53M-04-020
Type 2
EXAMPLE
Outside Rearview Mirrors
Adjust the outside rearview mirrors so you
can just see the side of your vehicle in the
mirrors.
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.
53M-04-021
You can adjust the outside rearview mirrors by hand with the knob (1) located on
the driver’s or front passenger’s door panel
(if equipped).
2-11
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Front Seats
Adjusting Seat Position
Seat Adjustment
Type 1
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.
WARNING
Adjusting Seatbacks
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.
WARNING
WARNING
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.
EXAMPLE
53M-04-022
Type 2
EXAMPLE
53M-04-023
The adjustment lever for each front seat is
located under the front of the seat. To
adjust the seat position, pull up on the
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.
EXAMPLE
53MH0209
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.
2-12
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Rear Seats
EXAMPLE
Folding Rear Seat
WARNING
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 seatback.
The rear seat of your vehicle can be folded
forward to provide additional cargo space.
To fold the rear seat forward:
To return the seat to the normal position,
follow the procedure below.
WARNING
53MH0212
2) Pull up the release lock knobs on the
top of the seat, and fold the seatback
forward.
EXAMPLE
53MH0211
1) Hook the webbing of the outboard lapshoulder belts in the belt hangers.
NOTICE
• 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.
NOTICE
After folding the rear seatback forward, do not allow any foreign material to enter the lock opening. This
may cause damage to the inside of
the lock and prevent the seatback
from being locked securely.
When returning the rear seatback to
the normal position, make sure that
there is nothing around the striker.
Any foreign materials prevent the
seatback from being locked securely.
CAUTION
When returning the rear seatback to
the normal position, be careful that
your finger is not caught between the
lock and the striker.
2-13
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
NOTICE
EXAMPLE
53MH0213
Raise the seatback until it locks into place.
After returning the seat, try moving the
seatback to make sure they are securely
latched.
CAUTION
Do not put your hand into the rear
seatback lock opening, or your finger
may get caught and be injured.
• When returning the rear seatback
to the normal position, do not allow
any foreign material to enter the
lock opening. This may prevent the
seatback
from
being
locked
securely.
• When returning the rear seatback
to the normal position, be sure to
handle it carefully by hand to avoid
any damage to the lock itself. Do
not push it by using some material
or by applying excessive force.
• As the lock is designed exclusively
for securing the rear seatback, do
not use it for any other purpose.
Incorrect use of it may cause damage to the inside of the lock and
prevent the seatback from being
locked securely.
Seat Belts and Child Restraint
Systems
EXAMPLE
65D231S
WARNING
Wear Your Seat Belts at All Times.
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.
2-14
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
Above the pelvis
as low as possible
across the hips
Across the pelvis
65D606
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)
EXAMPLE
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.
• 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)
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.
• 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.
(Continued)
2-15
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Lap-Shoulder Belt
WARNING
(Continued)
• 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.
• Infants and small children should
never be transported unless they
are properly restrained. Restraint
systems for infants and small children can be purchased locally and
should be used. Make sure that the
system you purchase meets applicable safety standards. Read and
follow all the directions provided
by the manufacturer.
(Continued)
WARNING
(Continued)
• For children, if the shoulder belt
irritates the neck or face, move the
child closer to the center of the
vehicle.
• 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.
• Do not insert any items such as
coins, clips, etc. into the seat belt
buckles, and be careful not to spill
liquids into these parts. If foreign
materials get into a seat belt
buckle, the seat belt may not work
properly.
• 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)
(if equipped)
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.
Safety reminder
Sit up straight and
fully back
Low on hips
EXAMPLE
60A038
2-16
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
All Seat Belts Except Rear Center
EXAMPLE
Low on hips
EXAMPLE
All seat belts except rear center are the
lap-shoulder belt.
EXAMPLE
60A040
60A039
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
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.
To unfasten the seat belt, push the button
on the buckle and retract the belt slowly
while attaching a hand to the belt or/and
the latch plate.
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 straight into the buckle until
you hear a “click”.
Rear Center Seat Belt
Rear center seat belt is the lap belt.
To fasten the belt, pull the latch plate
attached to the seat belt across your hips
and press it straight into the buckle until
you hear a “click”. To reduce the risk of
sliding under the belt during a collision,
position the belt across your lap as low on
your hips as possible and adjust it to a
snug fit.
2-17
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
the belt. The latch plate should then be
refitted into the buckle and the belt tightened as previously described.
To unfasten the belt, press the release button on the buckle catch.
TO TIGHTEN
Seat Belt Hanger
Low on hips
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
80JS028
53MH0214
To tighten the belt, pull the free end of the
belt across alongside the lap strap.
TO LOOSEN
NOTICE
EXAMPLE
80JS031
NOTE:
To identify the center seat belt buckle and
latch plate in the rear seat, “CENTER” is
marked on the buckle and latch plate of the
center lap belt. The buckles are designed
so a latch plate cannot be inserted into the
wrong buckle.
• When you move a seatback, make
sure the 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.
Right angle
EXAMPLE
80JS029
To lengthen, release the latch plate from
the buckle, pull the latch plate (adjuster) in
the direction of the arrow, at right angles to
2-18
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Seat Belt Inspection
Child Restraint Systems
Child restraint
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
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.
53M-04-043
53M-04-041
53M-04-040
Booster seat
Infant restraint
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
WARNING
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.
53M-04-042
53M-04-044
2-19
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
MARUTI 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 applicable safety standards.
All child restraint systems are designed to
be secured on vehicle seats by either seat
belts (lap belts or the lap portion of lapshoulder belts). Whenever possible, MARUTI 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, adjust the
passenger’s seat as far back as possible.
NOTE:
Observe any statutory regulation about
child restraints.
WARNING
EXAMPLE
If your vehicle is equipped with a
front passenger air bag, 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 rearfacing 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.
WARNING
If you install a child restraint system
in the rear seat, slide the front seat
far enough forward so that the child’s
feet do not touch the front seatback.
This will help avoid injury to the child
in the event of an accident.
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
53M-04-045
53M-04-047
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.
53M-04-046
2-20
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Child Restraint System for India
Child Restraint
The suitability of each passenger’s seat position for carriage of children and fitting of child restraint system is shown in the table below.
Whenever you carry children up to 12 years of age, properly use the child restraints which conform to AIS 072, the standard for child
restraints, referring to the table.
Seating position (or other site)
Front
Passenger
Rear
Outboard
Rear
Centre
Intermediate
Outboard
Intermediate
Centre
Group 0
Up to 10 kg
X
U
X
N.A.
N.A.
Group 0+
Up to 13 kg
X
U
X
N.A.
N.A.
Group I
9 to 18 kg
X
U
X
N.A.
N.A.
Group II
15 to 25 kg
X
U
X
N.A.
N.A.
Group III
22 to 36 kg
X
U
X
N.A.
N.A.
MASS GROUP
Key of letters to be inserted in the above table:
U =Suitable for ‘universal’ category restraints approved for use in this mass group
X =Seat position not suitable for children in this mass group
N.A = Seat position not available for children in this mass group.
NOTE: ‘universal’ is the category in the AIS 072.
: ‘Outboard’ indicates window side seat.
2-21
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Installation
Belts
with
Lap-Shoulder
Seat
ELR type belt (if equipped)
EXAMPLE
Supplemental Restraint
System (air bag) (if equipped)
WARNING
This section of the owner’s manual
describes the protection provided by
your MARUTI SUZUKI SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (air bag).
Please read and follow ALL these
instructions carefully to minimize
your risk of severe injury or death in
the event of a collision.
53M-04-048
Install your child restraint system according to the instructions provided by the child
restraint system manufacturer.
Make sure that the seat belt is securely
latched.
Try to move the child restraint system in all
directions to make sure it is securely
installed.
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.
1) Driver’s front air bag module (if
equipped)
2) Front passenger’s front air bag module
(if equipped)
3) Seat belt pretensioners (if equipped)
4) Air bag controller (if equipped)
5) Forward crash sensor (if equipped)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(1)
(3)
EXAMPLE
53MM02013
53M-04-050
If the “AIR BAG” light on the instrument
cluster does not blink or come on 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
may not work properly. Have the air bag
system inspected by an authorized MARUTI SUZUKI dealer as soon as possible.
2-22
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Front Air Bag (Driver side)
Frontal collision range
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
53M-04-055
53M-04-053
53M-04-051
EXAMPLE
Front air bag is designed to inflate in
severe frontal collisions.
Conditions of front air bags deployment
(inflation)
• In collisions such as above at an angle of
about 30 degrees (1) or less from the
front.
Conditions of front air bags may inflate
Receiving a strong impact to the lower
body of your vehicle, the front air bags will
inflate in many cases.
53M-04-056
53M-04-052
The driver’s front air bag is located behind
the center pad of the steering wheel. The
word “SRS AIRBAG” is molded into the air
bag cover to identify the location of the air
bag.
53M-04-054
• Hitting a curb or medial strip
• In frontal collisions with a fixed wall that
does not move or deform in more than
about 25 km/h (15 mph).
2-23
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
53M-04-057
• Falling into a deep hole or ditch
53M-04-060
53M-04-062
• Approximately 50 km/h (30 mph) or
lower speed frontal collision to a stopped
vehicle
• Collision from the side
53M-04-058
• Landing hard or falling
53M-04-061
Front air bags may inflate in a strong
impact
• Vehicle rollover
Front air bags may not inflate
The front air bags may not inflate when the
impact is absorbed since the collision
object moved, vehicle body deformed, or
collision angle was greater than about 30
degrees from the front.
53M-04-063
• Collision that the front of your vehicle
goes under the bed of a truck etc.
53M-04-059
• Collision from the rear
2-24
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
EXAMPLE
53M-04-067
• Collision angle is offset from the vehicle
angle (offset collision)
53M-04-064
• Collision with a utility pole or stumpage
53M-04-065
• Collision with a fixed wall or guardrail at
an angle of greater than about 30
degrees (1) from the front
Front air bags 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 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.
WARNING
53M-04-066
• In frontal collisions with a fixed wall that
does not move or deform in less than
about 25 km/h (15 mph)
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 an air bag is mounted at their
seating position, to minimize the risk
of severe injury or death in the event
of a crash.
58MS030
WARNING
Do not install a child restraint in the
front passenger’s seat. If the passenger’s front air bag inflates, a child in a
child restraint could be killed or
severely injured. Child restraint
would be too close to the inflating air
bag.
Please refer to “Seat Belts and Child
Restraint Systems” in this section for
details on securing your child.
2-25
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Air bag symbol (if equipped) meaning
EXAMPLE
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.
Please refer to the “Seat Belts and Child
Restraint Systems” section in this section
for details on securing your child.
Door Lock Canceller System
(if equipped)
57L20203
You may find this label on the sun visor.
WARNING
Do not use a restraint on a seat protected by an airbag in front of it.
If SRS Airbag system is activated all doors
are unlocked automatically.
NOTE:
In case door lock wiring and/or motor are
damaged, doors may not unlock automatically.
How the system works
In a frontal collision, the crash sensors will
detect rapid deceleration, and if the controller judges that the deceleration represents a severe frontal crash, the
controller will trigger the inflators. The inflators inflate the air bags with nitrogen or
argon gas. The inflated air bags provide a
cushion for your head and upper body. The
air bag inflates and deflates so quickly that
you may not even realize that it has acti-
vated. The air bag will neither hinder your
view nor make it harder to exit the vehicle.
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. 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 vehicle. 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. Please refer to the “Front
Seat” section and the “Seat Belts and
Child Restraint Systems” section in this
section for details on proper seat and seat
belt adjustments.
2-26
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
EXAMPLE
53M-04-068
WARNING
• The driver should not lean over the
steering wheel. 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. Do not place any objects
between the air bag and the driver.
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.
Note that even though your vehicle may be
moderately damaged in a frontal collision,
the collision may not have been severe
enough to trigger the air bags to inflate. If
your vehicle sustains ANY front-end damage, have the air bag system inspected by
an MARUTI SUZUKI authorized 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 for a certain
vehicle only, whether the driver’s seat belt
was in use.
Servicing the air bag system
If the air bags inflate, have the air bags and
related components replaced by an authorized MARUTI 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 it does,
have the air bag system inspected by the
MARUTI SUZUKI dealer as soon as possible.
Special procedures are required for servicing or replacing an air bag. For that reason,
only an authorized MARUTI SUZUKI
dealer should be allowed to service or
replace your air bags. Please remind anyone who services your MARUTI SUZUKI
that it has air bag.
Service on or around air bag components
or wiring must be performed only by an
MARUTI SUZUKI authorized dealer.
Improper service could result in unin-
tended air bag deployment or could render
the air bag 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 MARUTI 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.
Scrapping a vehicle that has an uninflated
air bag can be hazardous. Ask your dealer,
body repair shop or scrap yard for help
with disposal.
2-27
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Instrument Cluster
Type 1
(5)
ALTO 800
(1)
(5)
EXAMPLE
(1) Speedometer
(2) Odometer/Trip meter
(3) Odometer/Trip meter/Meter illumination
selector knob
(4) Fuel gauge
(5) Warning and indicator lights
(2)
(4)
(3)
53M-04-069
Type 2
(1)
EXAMPLE
(5)
(5)
(2)
(4)
(3)
53MH0237
2-28
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Instrument Cluster
ALTO K10
without tachometer
EXAMPLE
(1)
(1) Speedometer
(2) information display
(3) Odometer/Trip meter/Meter illumination
selector knob
(4) Fuel gauge
(5) Warning and indicator lights
(6) Tachometer (if equipped)
(5)
(2)
(4)
(3)
(5)
53M-04-070
with tachometer
EXAMPLE
(6)
(5)
(1)
(2)
(4)
(3) (5)
53M-04-071
2-29
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Warning and Indicator Lights
Brake System Warning Light
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.
WARNING
53M-04-072
Three different types of operations exist
depending on the vehicle’s specification.
1) The light comes on briefly when the
ignition switch is turned to the “ON”
position.
2) The light comes on when the parking
brake is engaged with the ignition
switch in the “ON” position.
3) The light comes on when under either
or both of above two conditions.
The light also comes on when the fluid in
the brake fluid reservoir falls below the
specified level.
The light should go out after starting the
engine and fully releasing the parking
brake, if the fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir is adequate.
The light also comes on together with the
ABS warning light when the rear brake
force control function (proportioning valve
function) of the ABS system fails.
If the brake system warning light comes on
while you are driving the vehicle, it may
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.
2) Test the brakes by carefully starting and
stopping at the side of the road.
– If you determine that it is safe, drive
carefully at low speed to the nearest
dealer for repairs, or
– Have the vehicle towed to the nearest
dealer for repairs.
WARNING
If any of the following conditions
occur, you should immediately ask
your MARUTI SUZUKI dealer to
inspect the brake system.
• If the brake system warning light
does not go out after the engine
has been started and 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.
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.
Seat Belt Warning Light
(if equipped)
53M-04-073
2-30
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
If the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled when
the ignition switch is turned to the “ON”
position, this light will blink until the driver’s
seat belt is buckled.
Malfunction Indicator Light
NOTICE
Continuing to drive the vehicle when
the malfunction indicator light is on
can cause permanent damage to the
vehicle’s emission control system,
and can affect fuel economy and
driveability.
For details about the seat belt reminder,
refer to “Seat Belts and Child Restraint
Systems” in this section.
“AIR BAG” Light (if equipped)
53M-04-074
This light blinks or comes on for several
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the “ON” 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.
WARNING
If the “AIR BAG” light 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 air bag
system may not work properly. Have
both systems inspected by an
MARUT SUZUKI authorized dealer.
53M-04-075
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 “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
when the engine is running, there is a
damage with the emission control system.
Bring the vehicle to your MARUTI SUZUKI
dealer to have the damage fixed.
Also, if the light comes on, there may be
something wrong with the transaxle system. Have the system inspected by MARUTI SUZUKI authorized dealer.
Transaxle Warning Light
(if equipped)
53M-04-076
This light comes on briefly when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position or
the engine switch is pressed to change the
ignition mode to “ON” so you can check the
light is working.
If this light comes on when the engine is
running, there is the problem with the automatic transaxle system. Ask your MARUTI
SUZUKI dealer to have the system
inspected.
NOTE:
If the automated manual transaxle system
temperature becomes too high, this light
will blink. Stop the vehicle in a safe place
and let the system cool down.
2-31
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Electric Power Steering Light
(if equipped)
53M-04-077
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 properly. Have the system inspected by your
MARUTI SUZUKI dealer.
NOTE:
If the power steering system does not work
properly, you will feel heavier to steer but
you still will be able to steer.
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 MARUTI
SUZUKI dealer before you drive the vehicle again.
NOTICE
• 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.
Charging Light
53M-04-079
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
MARUTI SUZUKI dealer.
High Engine Coolant Temperature
Warning Light
Oil Pressure Light
53M-04-080
53M-04-078
This light comes on when the ignition
switch is turned to the “ON” position, and
goes out when the engine is started. The
When the ignition switch is turned to the
“ON” position, this light comes on briefly so
you can check that the light is working. If
this light blinks while driving, it means the
engine is running hot. Avoid driving conditions that may lead to actual overheating. If
2-32
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
the light stays on without blinking, then the
engine is overheating. Follow the instructions in the “If the Engine Overheats” of
“EMERGENCY SERVICE” section.
Door Lock Canceller Indicator Light
(if equipped)
Continuing to drive the vehicle when
engine overheating is indicated can
result in severe engine damage.
53M-04-082
This indicator light will come on and keep
blinking continuously if there is some problem with door lock canceller system. Have
the vehicle inspected by MARUTI SUZUKI
authorized dealer.
53M-04-081
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 blinks with the ignition switch turned to
“ON”, there may be something wrong with
the immobilizer system. Ask your MARUTI
SUZUKI dealer to have the system
inspected.
Upshift Indicator
This symbol indicates that lower gear position is selected for vehicle’s current speed
and / or engine revolution. Changing to
higher gear position is recommended.
NOTICE
Immobilizer System Light
There are three indications:
NOTE:
In case door lock wiring and/or motor are
damaged, Door Lock Canceller Indicator
Light will not blink.
Gear Shift Indicator (if equipped)
Manual Transaxle
Stay Indicator
This symbol indicates that current gear
position is optimal for vehicle’s current
speed and / or engine revolution. No gear
shifting is required.
NOTE:
While driving in optimal gear position, the
upshift/downshift indicator does not
appear.
Downshift Indicator
This symbol indicates that higher gear
position is selected for the vehicle’s current
speed and / or engine revolution. Changing
to lower gear position is recommended.
53M-04-083
This indicator informs about upshifting or
downshifting the gear while the vehicle is
running.
2-33
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Turn Signal Indicators
Speedometer
Front Fog Light Switch (if
equipped)
ALTO 800
Type 1
EXAMPLE
53M-04-084
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.
Main Beam (high beam) Indicator
Light
53M-04-086
The front fog light comes on when front fog
light operates.
53M-04-087
Type 2
EXAMPLE
53M-04-085
This indicator comes on when headlight
main beams (high beams) are turned on.
53MH0238
2-34
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
ALTO K10
Fuel Gauge
Type 1
ALTO 800
EXAMPLE
With tachometer
EXAMPLE
Type 1
EXAMPLE
53M-04-092
Automated Manual Transaxle
53M-04-090
EXAMPLE
Type 2
EXAMPLE
53M-04-088
(1)
Type 2
EXAMPLE
53MH0239
ALTO K10
Without tachometer
53M-04-093
EXAMPLE
53M-04-089
The speedometer indicates vehicle speed
in km/h.
53M-04-091
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.
The mark (1) indicates that the fuel filler
door is located on the left side of the vehicle.
2-35
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
When the fuel meter indicator shows only
one segment to “E”, refill the tank as soon
as possible.
NOTE:
• If the last segment blinks, it means that
the fuel is almost empty.
• The fuel meter indicator varies depending on road conditions (for example,
slope or curve) and driving conditions
because of fuel moving in the tank.
Information Display
ALTO K10
ALTO 800
Manual transaxle
Without tachometer
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
Depress Brake Pedal Indicator
(if equipped)
53M-04-096
With tachometer
(1) (2)
(3)
EXAMPLE
53MM02003
EXAMPLE
53M-04-097
53M-04-094
Automated Manual transaxle
Without tachometer
EXAMPLE
53M-04-095
(1) Clock (if equipped)
(2) Odometer/Trip meter
(3) Odometer/Trip meter/Meter illumination control knob
53M-04-098
2-36
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
With tachometer
tor and meter illumination control knob
(3) to advance the hour display. Release
the indication selector and meter illumination control knob (3) for 5 seconds to
set the hour display.
EXAMPLE
Odometer/Trip meter (2)
53M-04-099
WARNING
If you attempt to adjust the display
while driving, you could lose control
of the vehicle.
Do not attempt to adjust the display
while driving.
Clock (1) (if equipped)
The clock is shown when the ignition
switch is in the “ON” position.
To set the clock, follow the instructions
below.
• Hold in the indication selector and meter
illumination control knob (3) for more
than 2 seconds. Push the indication
selector and meter illumination control
knob (3) to advance the minute display
while the minute display is flashing.
Release the indication selector and
meter illumination control knob (3) for 5
seconds to set the minute display.
• The hour display flash after the minute
display is set. Push the indication selec-
The odometer/trip meter is shown when
the ignition switch is in the “ON” position.
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.
NOTICE
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.
EXAMPLE
53M-04-100
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), trip
meter B (C) and clock (D). Push the
“MODE” knob (3) quickly to switch the indication among the four.
EXAMPLE
53M-04-101
2-37
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
When the ignition switch is turned to “ON”
and the position lights, tail lights and/or the
headlights are on, the display shows four
types of indication; odometer (A), trip
meter A (B), trip meter B (C), clock (D) and
indication of illumination intensity (E). Push
the “MODE” knob (3) quickly to switch the
indication among the five. When the indication shows (E), you can control the meter
illumination intensity. Refer to “Meter illumination control” section below for details on
how to dim or brighten the meter illumination.
Lighting Control Lever
Meter illumination control
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
53M-04-104
53M-04-103
When the display shows the indication of
illumination intensity (E), you can dim or
brighten the meter illumination.
To change the meter illumination brightness, continue to hold in the “MODE” knob
(3). The indication will change as shown in
the illustration. The illumination gets dimmer then returns to the brightest condition
after it reaches the dimmest.
EXAMPLE
53M-04-102
To reset the trip meter to zero, hold in the
“MODE” knob (3) for about 2 seconds.
WARNING
To avoid possible injury, do not operate controls by reaching through the
steering wheel.
NOTE:
When you reconnect the negative (–) terminal to the battery, the brightness of the
instrument panel lights will be reinitialized.
Readjust the brightness according to your
preference.
2-38
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Lighting Operation
OFF (1)
All lights are off.
Type 1
Type 2
(2)
Front position lights, tail lights, license
plate light and instrument lights are on, but
headlights are off.
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
(3)
Front position lights, tail lights, license
plate light, instrument lights and head
lights are on.
Type 1
53M-04-108
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.
EXAMPLE
53M-04-105
Type 2
EXAMPLE
53M-04-107
53M-04-106
To turn the lights on or off, twist the knob
on the end of the lever. There are three
positions:
2-39
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Headlight Leveling Switch
Normal turn signal
Driver + 4
passengers,
Cargo
added
2
NA
3
NA
Driver +
Full cargo
3
NA
4
NA
Type 1
EXAMPLE
Turn Signal Control Lever
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
53M-04-111
53M-04-109
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.
Level the headlight beam according to the
load condition of your vehicle by turning
this switch. The chart below shows the
appropriate switch position for different
vehicle-load conditions.
Vehicle
Load
Condition
Type 2
Switch Position
Alto 800
Petrol
CNG
53M-04-110
Petrol
CNG
Driver only
0
0
0
0
Driver + 1
passenger
(in front
seat)
0
0
0
0
Driver + 4
passengers, No
cargo
1
1
EXAMPLE
Alto K10
1
1
WARNING
To avoid possible injury, do not operate controls by reaching through the
steering wheel.
Turn Signal Operation
With the ignition switch in the “ON” position, move the lever up or down to activate
the right or left turn signals.
53M-04-112
2-40
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Hazard Warning Switch
Lane change signal
Windshield Wiper and Washer
Lever
Type 1
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
53M-04-113
EXAMPLE
Type 2
53MH0227
EXAMPLE
Push in the hazard warning switch to activate the hazard warning lights. All turn signal lights and both turn signal indicators
will flash simultaneously. To turn off the
lights, push the switch again.
Use the hazard warning lights to warn
other traffic during emergency parking or
when your vehicle could otherwise become
a traffic hazard.
53M-04-114
Sometimes, 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.
65D611
WARNING
To avoid possible injury, do not operate controls by reaching through the
steering wheel.
Wiper and Washer Operation
When the ignition switch is in the “ON”
position, you can use the wiper/washer
lever or switch (if equipped).
2-41
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Windshield Wipers
Windshield Washer
EXAMPLE
NOTICE
EXAMPLE
OFF
INT
LO
HI
53MH0228
53MH0229
To turn the windshield wipers on, move the
lever down to one of the three operating
positions. In the “INT” position, 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.
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.
2-42
53MH0-74E
BEFORE DRIVING
Horn
EXAMPLE
53MH0230
Press the horn button of the steering wheel
to sound the horn. The horn will sound with
the ignition switch in any position.
2-43
53MH0-74E
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Exhaust Gas Warning ......................................................... 3-1
Daily Inspection Checklist .................................................. 3-1
Engine Oil Consumption .................................................... 3-2
Ignition Switch ..................................................................... 3-3 3
Parking Brake Lever ........................................................... 3-5
Pedal ..................................................................................... 3-6
Starting the Engine ............................................................. 3-7
Using the Transaxle ............................................................ 3-7
Braking ................................................................................. 3-16
53MH0-74E
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Exhaust Gas Warning
WARNING
EXAMPLE
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 fan is at high
speed.
• Avoid operating the vehicle with
the tailgate or trunk open. If it is
necessary to operate the vehicle
with the tailgate or trunk open,
make sure 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
EXAMPLE
60A187S
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 and oil leaks.
NOTE:
It is normal for water to drip from the air
conditioning system during use.
3-1
53MH0-74E
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
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) Adjust the seat and head restraint
(if equipped).
7) Check the brake pedal and the parking
brake lever.
8) Adjust the mirrors.
9) Make sure that you and all passengers
have properly fastened your seat belts.
10)Make sure that all warning lights come
on as the key is turned to the “ON” position.
11)Check all gauges.
12)Make sure that the BRAKE SYSTEM
WARNING 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
Windshield washer fluid level
Battery solution 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 “All
latches, hinges & locks” of “CHASSIS
AND BODY” in the “Periodic Maintenance Schedule” 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.
Once a month, or each time you fill your
fuel tank, check the tire pressure using a
tire pressure gauge. Also check the tire
pressure of the spare tire.
Engine Oil Consumption
It is normal for the engine to consume
some engine oil during normal vehicle
operation.
The amount of engine oil consumed
depends on the viscosity of the oil, the
quality of the oil and the conditions the
vehicle is driven under.
More oil is consumed during high-speed
driving and when there is frequent acceleration and deceleration. Under high loads,
your engine also will consume more oil.
A new engine also consumes more oil,
since its pistons, piston rings and cylinder
walls have not yet become conditioned.
New engines reach the normal level of oil
consumption only after approximately 5000
km (3000 miles) driving.
Oil consumption:
Max. 1.0 L per 1000 km
When judging the amount of oil consumption, note that the oil may become diluted
and make it difficult to accurately judge the
true oil level.
As an example, if a vehicle is used for
repeated short trips, and consumes a normal amount of oil, the dipstick may not
show any drop in the oil level at all, even
after 1000 km or more of driving. This is
because the oil is gradually becoming
diluted with fuel or moisture, making it
appear that the oil level has not changed.
3-2
53MH0-74E
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
You should also be aware that the diluting
ingredients evaporate out when the vehicle
is subsequently driven at high speeds,
such as on an expressway, making it
appear that oil is excessively consumed
after high-speed driving.
Ignition Switch
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
52KM052
65D611
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.
Turn to “LOCK”
Push
EXAMPLE
60G033
3-3
53MH0-74E
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
It locks the ignition, and prevents normal
use of the steering wheel after the key is
removed.
EXAMPLE
NOTICE
To release the steering lock, insert the key
and turn it 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.
ACC
Accessories such as the radio can operate, but the engine is off.
81A297S
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 (if equipped)
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.
• Do not use 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 MARUTI SUZUKI dealer.
• Do not leave the ignition switch in
the “ON” position if the engine is
not running as the battery will discharge.
WARNING
• 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
only for a short time. Also do not
leave children alone in a parked
vehicle. Unattended children could
cause accidental movement of the
vehicle or could tamper with power
windows. They also could suffer
from heat stroke in warm or hot
weather. These could result in
severe injury or even death.
3-4
53MH0-74E
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Parking Brake Lever
WARNING
EXAMPLE
(1)
(2)
(3)
60MHM03001
(1) To set
(2) To release
(3) To release
The parking brake lever is located between
the front 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.
• Never drive your vehicle with the
parking brake on: 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 MARUTI SUZUKI dealer.
WARNING
Always set the parking brake fully
before leaving your vehicle or it may
move, causing injury or damage.
When parking, make sure the gearshift lever is in 1st gear. Remember,
even though the transaxle is in gear,
you must set the parking brake fully.
WARNING
When parking the vehicle in
extremely cold weather, the following
procedure should be used:
1) Set the parking brake.
2) Manual transmission - turn off the
engine, then shift into reverse or
first gear, with ignition key “ON”
position.
Automated manual transaxle shift into reverse or first gear and
check the gear position indicator
in the instrument cluster to make
sure that the transaxle is engaged
in 1st or reverse, then turn the
ignition switch “LOCK” position.
3) Get out of the vehicle and put
chocks under the wheels.
4) Release the parking brake.
When you return to your vehicle,
you must remember to first set the
parking brake, then remove the
wheel chocks.
3-5
53MH0-74E
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Pedal
Clutch Pedal (1)
(For manual transaxle)
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.
EXAMPLE
(1)
(2)
WARNING
(3)
80J2121
Auto Gear Shift
Do not drive with your foot resting on
the clutch pedal. It could result in
excessive clutch wear, clutch damage, or unexpected loss of engine
braking.
WARNING
Do not “ride” the brakes by applying
them continuously or resting your
foot on the brake pedal. This will
result in overheating of the brakes
which could cause unpredictable
braking action, longer stopping distances, or permanent brake damage.
Accelerator Pedal (3)
This pedal controls the speed of the
engine. Depressing the accelerator pedal
increases power output and speed.
Brake Pedal (2)
Your MARUTI SUZUKI vehicle is equipped
with front disc brakes and rear drum
brakes. Depressing the brake pedal
applies both sets of brakes.
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
53M05009
If brake squeal is excessive and
occurs each time the brakes are
applied, you should have the brakes
checked by your MARUTI SUZUKI
dealer.
3-6
53MH0-74E
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Starting the Engine
Starting a Cold and Warm Engine
Using the Transaxle
Before Starting the 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.
Manual Transaxle
NOTICE
• Stop turning the starter immediately after the engine has started or
the starter system may 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.
76MH021
1) Make sure the parking brake is set fully.
2) Shift into “N” (Neutral) and depress the
clutch pedal all the way to the floor.
Hold the clutch pedal while starting the
engine.
Automated manual transaxle – Shift
into “N” (Neutral) and depress the brake
pedal. Hold the brake pedal while starting the engine.
WARNING
Make sure that the parking brake is
set fully and the transaxle is in Neutral before attempting to start the
engine.
53MH0303
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.
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
push in the clutch pedal fully before shifting
gears.
3-7
53MH0-74E
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Downshifting maximum allowable
speeds
For F8D engine
Downshifting
km/h (mph)
2nd to 1st
35 (22)
3rd to 2nd
65 (40)
4th to 3rd
100 (62)
5th to 4th
OK at all
For K10B engine
Downshifting
km/h (mph)
2nd to 1st
35 (22)
3rd to 2nd
80 (50)
4th to 3rd
120 (75)
5th to 4th
OK at all
WARNING
• Reduce your speed and downshift
to a lower gear before going down
a long or steep hill. A lower gear
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. Excessive and or sudden
changes in engine speed may
cause loss of traction, which could
cause you to lose control.
NOTICE
Make sure that the vehicle is completely stationary before you shift
into reverse.
NOTICE
• 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.
Automated Manual Transaxle
Automated manual transaxle is a 5-speed
forward/reverse transaxle. Automated
manual transaxle has the basic features of
conventional manual transaxle, but clutch
operation and transaxle gear shifting are
controlled electronically. The features are
as follows:
NOTICE
When downshifting to a lower gear,
make sure not to downshift at a
speed faster than the maximum
allowable speeds, or severe engine
damage may result.
R
-
N
M
D
+
Keep the engine speed so it does nor get
into the red zone of tachometer.
76MH0A054
3-8
53MH0-74E
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
EXAMPLE
R
R
-
N
-
N
M
D
M
D
+
Starting the engine
When starting the engine, always place the
gearshift lever in the “N” position and
depress the brake pedal firmly. The engine
cannot be started unless the gearshift
lever is in the “N” position and the brake
pedal is depressed.
+
76MH0A055
Depress brake pedal indicator
(if equipped)
76MH0A056
Clutch operation
You can select either the Drive (D) mode or
the Manual (M) mode. Since this vehicle
controls clutch operation electronically in
either mode, you do not need to operate
the clutch.
76MH0A047
This light will come on if you do not
depress the brake pedal in the following
situations.
• When starting the engine.
• When the engine is on and the gearshift
lever is shifted from “N” position to “D”,
“M” or “R” position.
• When the ignition switch is in the “ON”
position and the engine is off, the gearshift lever is shifted into any position.
Creeping function
This vehicle has a creeping function that
helps the vehicle to start smoothly by
engaging the clutch. When the gearshift
lever is in any of the positions “D”, “M” or
“R”, and you release your foot from the
brake pedal, the vehicle starts slowly without depressing the accelerator pedal. The
creeping function is disabled if you depress
the brake pedal or pull up the parking
brake lever.
NOTE:
If the driver’s door is opened and/or the
parking brake lever is engaged with the
gear in the “M”, “D” or “R” position, the
creeping function will not operate.
Parking and Stopping the vehicle
Automated manual transaxle does
have a parking position. The vehicle
be parked with the gearshift lever in
position. When stopping the vehicle,
gear will be shifted to 1st.
not
can
any
the
NOTICE
A buzzer will sound continuously if
the vehicle is operated with the gearshift lever in-between of each shift
positions. The vehicle will become
inoperative if you continue to operate
the vehicle with the gearshift lever in
between shift positions.
Drive (D) mode
When the Drive (D) mode is activated, the
most appropriate gear position is automatically selected upon operation of the accelerator pedal and variation of vehicle speed.
Normal driving:
1) Start the engine as instructed in “Starting the engine” in this section.
2) With your foot on the brake pedal, shift
the gearshift lever to the “D” position.
When the gearshift lever is shifted to
the “D” position, the gear will be shifted
to 1st.
3-9
53MH0-74E
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING
76MH0A057
NOTE:
• If 1st gear cannot be engaged even
though the gearshift lever has been
shifted from the “N” to the “D” position,
the system will re-try shifting automatically. This will take some time, noise
may be heard from the gears, and shifting gear shock may occur. However,
they do not indicate a malfunction.
• The “N” indicator will flash, the depress
brake pedal indicator will come on and a
warning buzzer (long pulse sound) will
sound if any of the following cases
occur;
– If you shift the gearshift lever from the
“N” to the “D” position without depressing the brake pedal
– If the system is unable to re-try shifting
You should depress the brake pedal and
shift the gearshift lever to “N” position,
then shift to “D” again.
3) Release the parking brake and brake
pedal.
4) Depress the accelerator pedal slowly.
• While driving the vehicle, do not
shift the gearshift lever to the “N”
position. The engine brake may not
work and you may get involved in
an unexpected accident. If you
return the gearshift lever from “N”
to “D” because of unintended shifting, the gear position will be shifted
according to the current vehicle
speed.
• Always keep your foot on the brake
pedal while stopped with the
engine running. This operation prevents the vehicle from moving due
to unintended activation of the
creeping function.
NOTICE
If the gearshift lever cannot shift into
any position, or the gear is changed
to “N” position automatically when
the vehicle speed becomes less than
10 km/h, there may be a system malfunction. In this case, ask your MARUTI SUZUKI dealer to inspect the
Auto Gear Shift system as soon as
possible.
NOTICE
Do not operate the system as
described below. The life cycle of the
clutch may be reduced.
• Using the accelerator pedal to hold
the vehicle on an uphill slope with
the gearshift lever in the “D” or “M”
position. If you perform this operation for a certain period of time, a
warning buzzer will sound.
• Shifting the gearshift lever to the
“D”, “M” or “R” position while racing the engine.
• Driving at low speed using a high
gear.
• Holding the vehicle on an uphill
slope using the creeping function.
If you perform this operation for a
certain period of time, a warning
buzzer will sound.
NOTICE
Operate your Automated Manual
Transaxle vehicle with one foot only.
driving your automated manual
transaxle vehicle with accelerator
and brake pedals depressed together
will cause overheating of the clutch.
3-10
53MH0-74E
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Starting off on an uphill/downhill:
Uphill
1) Apply the parking brake firmly so that the
vehicle does not roll backwards.
2) Shift the gearshift lever to the “D” position while depressing the brake pedal.
Make sure that the gear position indicator in the instrumental cluster displays
1st gear.
3) Release the brake pedal and depress
the accelerator pedal gradually, and
when the vehicle starts to move, release
the parking brake and depress the accelerator pedal to start off.
NOTICE
On an uphill slope, never hold the
vehicle at a stop using only the accelerator pedal or the creeping function.
If you perform this operation for a
certain period of time, a warning
buzzer will sound, and in some cases
the engine will stall. This can also
cause excessive damage to the
clutch.
clutch will be engaged when the vehicle
speed increases.
Using engine braking:
When driving on a downhill slope, downshifting is recommended. So you can use
engine braking.
By placing the gearshift lever in the “M”
position, the Manual (M) mode is selected,
and you can shift to a lower gear manually.
For details of downshift operation, refer to
“Upshift and downshift” in the “Manual (M)
mode”.
Upshift and downshift:
Upshifting
R
-
N
M
D
+
Manual (M) mode
The gears are not shifted automatically. To
shift the transaxle, the driver must operate
the gearshift lever to the “+” or “–” direction. As for conventional manual transaxle
vehicles, releasing the accelerator pedal a
little may help the transaxle to shift
smoothly.
76MH0A058
Pull the gearshift lever to the “+” direction
and release it. Every time the lever is operated, the transaxle is upshifting 1 step in
the order of 1st  2nd  3rd  4th  5th
gear.
Downhill
1) Depress the brake pedal and shift the
gearshift lever to the “D” position. Make
sure that the gear is in 1st by checking
the gear position indicator.
2) Release the brake pedal and depress
the accelerator pedal slowly. Even if the
accelerator pedal is not depressed, the
76MH0A059
3-11
53MH0-74E
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Downshifting
WARNING
R
-
N
M
D
76MH0A061
The gear position is displayed on the gear
position indicator. The gear position indicator shows the transaxle gear position.
Before starting off, always check the gear
position indicator to make sure that the
transaxle is engaged in 1st or reverse, then
depress the accelerator pedal.
+
76MH0A060
Push the gearshift lever to the “–” direction
and release it. Every time the lever is operated, the transaxle is downshifted in the
order 5th  4th  3rd  2nd  1st gear.
NOTE:
• To downshift smoothly, the engine runs
fast in some cases. This is done intentionally by the system and is not a malfunction.
• When driving down a hill, downshift and
use the engine braking appropriately. If
necessary, continuous downshifting is
possible. However, if downshifting more
than 3 steps, gear shifting will take more
time.
• When the gear is shifting, a noise can be
heard in some case. This is not a malfunction.
• Be careful when accelerating,
upshifting, downshifting or braking
on a slippery surface. Sudden
acceleration or engine braking
could cause the vehicle to spin or
skid.
• To drive down a long or steep hill,
reduce your speed and downshift.
Remember, if you ride the brakes
excessively, they may overheat and
fail.
• While driving the vehicle, do not
shift the gearshift lever to “N” position. The engine brake may not
work and you may get involved in
an unexpected accident. If you
return the gearshift lever from “N”
to “M” because of unintended shifting, the gear position will be shifted
according to the current vehicle
speed.
• Do not apply the parking brake
while driving. Otherwise, it could
cause a skid and you may get
involved in an unexpected accident.
3-12
53MH0-74E
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
NOTICE
• If the gearshift lever cannot shift
into any position, or the gear is
changed to “N” position automatically when the vehicle speed
becomes less than 10 km/, there
may be a system malfunction. In
this case, ask your MARUTI SUZUKI
dealer to inspect the Auto Gear Shift
system as soon as possible.
• The manual (M) mode does not
upshift even if the engine speed
reaches the rev-limit.
• The system will not allow shifting up
or down to a gear that would cause
engine over-revving or under-revving.
• If frequently driving at low speed
using a high gear position, the life
cycle of the clutch may be reduced.
• Frequent downshifting (more than 3
positions consecutively) causes the
reduction of transaxle life.
Starting off:
1) Start the engine as instructed in “Starting the engine” in this section.
2) With your foot on the brake pedal, shift
the gearshift lever to the “M” position.
When the gearshift lever is shifted to
the “M” position, the gear will be shifted
to 1st. Before starting off, always make
sure that the intended gear is engaged
by checking the gear position indicator,
then depress the accelerator pedal.
NOTE:
• If 1st gear cannot be engaged even
though the gearshift lever has been
shifted from the “N” to the “M” position,
the system will re-try shifting automatically. This will take some time, noise
may be heard from the gears, and shifting gear shock may occur. However,
they do not indicate a malfunction.
• The “N” indicator will flash, the depress
brake pedal indicator will come on and a
warning buzzer (long pulse sound) will
sound if any of the following cases
occur;
– If you shift the gearshift lever from the
“N” to the “M” position without
depressing the brake pedal
– If the system is unable to re-try shifting
You should depress the brake pedal and
shift the gearshift lever to “N” position,
then shift to “M” position again a few
seconds later.
3) Release the parking brake and brake
pedal. Depress the accelerator pedal
slowly for smooth starting.
WARNING
Always keep your foot on the brake
pedal or pull up the parking lever
while stopped with the engine running. These operations prevent the
vehicle from starting due to unintended activation of the creeping
function.
NOTICE
Do not operate the system as
described below. The life cycle of the
clutch may be reduced.
• Using the accelerator pedal to hold
the vehicle on an uphill slope operation with the gearshift lever in the
“M” or “D” position. If you perform
this operation for a certain period
of time, a warning buzzer will
sound.
• Shifting the gearshift lever to the
“M”, “D” or “R” position while racing the engine.
• Driving at low speed using a high
gear.
• Stopping on a slope using the
creeping function. If you perform
this operation for a certain period
of time, a warning buzzer will
sound.
NOTICE
Operate your Automated Manual
Transaxle vehicle with one foot only.
driving your automated manual
transaxle vehicle with accelerator
and brake pedals depressed together
will cause overheating of the clutch.
3-13
53MH0-74E
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Starting off on an uphill/downhill
slope:
Uphill
1) Apply the parking brake firmly so that
the vehicle does not roll backwards.
2) Shift the gearshift lever to the “M” position while depressing the brake pedal.
Make sure that the gear position indicator in the instrumental cluster displays
1st gear.
3) Release the brake pedal and depress
the accelerator pedal gradually, and
when the vehicle starts to move,
release the parking brake and depress
the accelerator pedal to start off.
NOTICE
On an uphill slope, never hold the
vehicle at a stop using only the accelerator pedal or creeping function. If
you perform this operation for a certain period of time, a warning buzzer
will sound, and in some cases the
engine will stall. This can also cause
excessive damage to the clutch.
Downhill
1) Depress the brake pedal and shift the
gearshift lever to the “M” position.
Check the gear position indicator to
make sure that the gear is in 1st.
2) Release the brake pedal and depress
the accelerator pedal slowly. Even
though the accelerator pedal is not
depressed, the clutch will be engaged
when the vehicle speed increases.
Backing up
After the vehicle has stopped completely,
depress the brake pedal and shift the gearshift lever to the “R” position. Depress the
accelerator pedal slowly as when starting
off in 1st gear. Before backing up, make
sure that reverse gear is selected by
checking the gear position indicator.
You should depress the brake pedal and
shift the gearshift lever to “N” position,
then shift to “R” position again a few seconds later.
• The system will not allow shifting to the
“R” position if the vehicle speed is over
about 3 km/h. If the gearshift lever is
operated under this condition, the “N”
indicator in the instrument cluster will
blink. However, when the vehicle speed
drops below about 3 km/h, the gear will
be shifted to reverse. Make sure that the
vehicle has stopped completely before
shifting to the “R” position.
NOTICE
76MH0A062
NOTE:
• If reverse gear cannot be engaged even
though the gearshift lever has been
shifted from the “N” to the “R” position,
the system will re-try shifting automatically. This will take some time, noise
may be heard from the gears, and shifting gear shock may occur. However,
they do not indicate a malfunction.
• The “N” indicator will flash, the depress
brake pedal indicator will come on and a
warning buzzer (long pulse sound) will
sound if any of the following cases
occur;
– If you shift the gearshift lever from the
“N” to the “R” position without depressing the brake pedal
– If the system is unable to re-try shifting
On a downhill slope, never hold the
vehicle at a stop using only the accelerator pedal or the creeping function.
If you perform this operation for a
certain period of time, a warning
buzzer will sound, and in some cases
the engine will stall. This can also
cause excessive damage to the
clutch.
Stopping
The vehicle can be stopped by depressing
the brake pedal regardless of the gear
position. This is because the clutch is automatically disengaged to prevent the engine
from stopping.
• If the gearshift lever is in the “D” position,
the gear will be downshifted to 1st when
the vehicle stops.
3-14
53MH0-74E
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
• If the gearshift lever is in the “M” position, the gear will be downshifted to 1st
when the vehicle stops.
WARNING
• When stopping, for example, at a
traffic light, be sure to depress the
brake pedal firmly. For your safety,
apply the parking brake, too, when
stopping on a hill.
• When racing the engine, make sure
that the gear is in the “N” position
by checking the gear position indicator. If the accelerator is operated
with the gear in any other position,
the vehicle may move resulting in
an unexpected accident.
• Do not leave your vehicle unattended while the engine is running.
• When leaving the vehicle, stop the
engine and park the vehicle with a
gear engaged. If you need to leave
the vehicle with the engine running,
apply the parking brakes firmly,
and shift the gearshift lever to the
“N” position. Otherwise, the vehicle may move unexpectedly and
may cause an accident.
NOTICE
• On a slope, never hold the vehicle
at a stop using only the accelerator
pedal or the creeping function. If
you perform this operation for a
certain period of time, a warning
buzzer will sound, and in some
cases the engine will stall. This can
also cause excessive damage to
the clutch.
• If the gearshift lever is operated
more than necessary, the system
may not allow operation of the
gearshift lever for a certain period
of time, and the gear may not be
shifted appropriately. Therefore, do
not operate the gearshift lever if not
necessary.
Parking
Unlike an automatic transaxle, Automated
manual transaxle does not have a parking
position. The vehicle can be parked with
the gearshift lever in any position.
1) Apply the parking brake firmly and turn
the ignition “ON” position.
2) While depressing the brake pedal, shift
the gearshift lever to the “R” position on
a downhill slope, and to the 1st position
in the drive (D) mode or the “M(1)” position in the manual (M) mode on an
uphill slope and confirm the gear position by checking the gear position indicator.
3) turn the ignition switch to “LOCK” position.
NOTE:
• After the ignition switch is turn to “ACC”
or “LOCK” position is stopped, the gear
in the transaxle does not change even if
you shift the gearshift lever in any position. Always shift the gearshift lever
before stop the engine.
• Check the transaxle gear position by
looking at the gear position indicator,
then turn the ignition switch off to stop
the engine. Release the brake pedal
after a few seconds.
WARNING
• If the gear is not engaged properly
and completely before the ignition
switch is turned off, the vehicle
may not be parked with the gear
engaged. Always confirm the gear
position by checking the gear position indicator when parking.
• On a downhill slope, the gear
should be put in reverse, and in 1st
gear on an uphill slope. Otherwise,
the vehicle may move, and cause
an unexpected accident. If the gear
is left in the “N” position, the vehicle cannot be parked with a gear
engaged.
3-15
53MH0-74E
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Parking cancel
Depress the brake pedal, turn the ignition
switch to the “ON” position, and shift the
gearshift lever to the “N” position. The gear
will be disengaged.
Warning functions
A warning buzzer will sound or the indicator will blink under the following conditions.
• The clutch is heated due to excessive
load.
• The creeping function is being activated
for a long period of time.
NOTICE
In the above cases, pull over to the
side of the road and stop the engine,
and then ask your MARUTI SUZUKI
dealer to inspect your vehicle. Otherwise, the clutch disc may get damaged.
• The ignition switch is turned to the “OFF”
position with the gear in 2nd, 3rd, 4th or
5th. In this case, turn the ignition switch
to the “ON” position and shift the gearshift lever in the “N” position, shift it to
the “D” or “M” or “R” position, then turn
the ignition switch to “OFF”.
• During a stop, the driver’s door is
opened with the gearshift lever in the
“R”, “D” or “M” position while the engine
is running.
“N” indicator blinking
When the gear indicator lamp blinks “N”,
you should depress the brake pedal and
shift the gearshift lever to “N” position.
Braking
EXAMPLE
“1st” indicator blinking
When the gear indicator lamp blinks “1st”,
you should depress the brake pedal and
shift the gearshift lever to “N” position, then
shift to “D” or “M” position again a few seconds later.
“R” indicator blinking
When the gear indicator lamp blinks “R”,
you should depress the brake pedal and
shift the gearshift lever to “N” position, then
shift to “R” position again a few seconds
later.
53M05022
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.
3-16
53MH0-74E
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING
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.
Power-Assisted Brakes
(if equipped)
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.
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 (if equipped)
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 quickly and forcefully depress the
brakes, 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 moves a little
while the ABS is operating.
NOTE:
The ABS will not work if vehicle speed is
under about 10 km/h (6mph).
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.
(Continued)
3-17
53MH0-74E
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING
WARNING
(Continued)
• 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.
63J081
(1) ABS warning light
(2) Brake system warning light
• If the ABS warning light (1) on the
instrument panel comes on and
stays on while driving, there may
be a problem with the ABS system.
Ask your SUZUKI dealer to inspect
the ABS system immediately. If the
ABS system becomes inoperative,
the brake system will function as
an ordinary brake system that has
no ABS.
• If the ABS warning light (1) and the
Brake system warning light (2) on
the instrument panel simultaneously stays on or comes on when
driving, both anti-lock function and
rear brake force control function
(proportioning valve function) of
the ABS system may have failed. If
so, the rear wheels may easily skid
or the vehicle can even spin in the
worst case when braking on a slippery road or when hard braking
even on a dry paved road. Ask your
SUZUKI dealer to inspect the ABS
system immediately. Drive carefully, avoiding hard braking as
much as possible.
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.
WARNING
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.
3-18
53MH0-74E
DRIVING TIPS
DRIVING TIPS
Running-in ........................................................................... 4-1
Catalytic Converter ............................................................. 4-1
Improving Fuel Economy ................................................... 4-2
Highway Driving .................................................................. 4-3
Driving on Hills .................................................................... 4-3
Driving on Slippery Roads ................................................. 4-4
Do’s and Dont’s for Safe Driving ....................................... 4-4
Margin for Safety ................................................................. 4-4
4
60G409
53MH0-74E
DRIVING TIPS
Running-in
Catalytic Converter
NOTICE
68PHM4001
WARNING
• WEAR YOUR SEAT BELTS AT ALL
TIMES. Even though air bags may
be 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.
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 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 braking, especially
during the first 320 km of driving.
• Do not drive slowly with the
transaxle in a high gear.
• Drive the vehicle at moderate
engine speeds.
• Do not tow a trailer.
EXAMPLE
80G106
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, because lead
deactivates the pollutant-reducing 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.
4-1
53MH0-74E
DRIVING TIPS
NOTICE
To avoid damaging catalyst or other
vehicle damage:
• Maintain the engine in the proper
operating condition.
• In the event of an engine malfunction, particularly one involving
engine misfiring or other apparent
loss of performance, have the vehicle serviced promptly.
• Do not turn 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.
• Avoid driving your vehicle at
excessively high engine speed.
Improving Fuel Economy
EXAMPLE
The following instructions will help you
improve fuel economy.
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, do not allow the engine to idle
or apply full throttle until the engine has
reached operating temperature. Allow the
engine to warm up while driving.
54G584S
WARNING
Be careful about 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.
Avoid sudden acceleration
Sudden acceleration starting from rest or
while driving 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.
4-2
53MH0-74E
DRIVING TIPS
Highway Driving
Keep the air cleaner clean
EXAMPLE
60A183S
If the air cleaner is clogged with dust, there
will be greater intake resistance, resulting
in decreased power output and increased
fuel consumption.
Keep weight to a minimum
Heavier the load, more fuel the vehicle
consumes. Take out any luggage or cargo
when it is not necessary.
Keep tire pressures 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 on the driver’s
side door or the driver’s door lock pillar.
When driving at high 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
EXAMPLE
53M06005
• When climbing steep hills, the vehicle
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
vehicle from losing momentum.
• When driving down a hill, the engine
should be used for braking by shifting
into a lower gear.
4-3
53MH0-74E
DRIVING TIPS
WARNING
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.
Driving on Slippery Roads
EXAMPLE
While moving uphill/gradient from a
stand still condition
• Apply the parking brake firmly so that the
vehicle does not roll backwards.
• Depress the Clutch pedal and Shift the
gearshift lever to 1st Select position.
• Do not slip the clutch.
• When ready to start, press accelerator
pedal and slowly release the clutch
pedal simultaneously. When the vehicle
starts to move, gradually release the
parking brake.
NOTICE
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 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.
NOTICE
60G089S
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.
• 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.
When descending down a hill,
NEVER turn the ignition key to the
“OFF” position. Emission control
system damage may result.
4-4
53MH0-74E
DRIVING TIPS
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, we recommend you
to consult your authorised Maruti
Suzuki workshop or a roadside assistance service. If a towing service is not
available in an emergency, your vehicle
may be temporarily towed by a towing
cable or chain secured to the towing
hook either on the front of the vehicle or
on the rear of the vehicle. Refer to
“Frame Hooks” in the “OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT” section.
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 on the
speedometer. Personal injury and/ or
vehicle damage may result from spinning the wheels too fast.
NOTICE
Do not continue rocking the vehicle
for more than a few minutes. Prolonged rocking can cause engine
overheating or transaxle damage.
Driving On Wet Roads
CAUTION
• When driving on wet roads, avoid
driving through large amount of
standing water on the road. Large
amount of water entering the
engine compartment may cause
damage to the engine and or electrical components.
• If stuck in deep water, do not start
till water level drops.
• Water is incompressible substance,
water inside engine is harmful to
the engine.
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”
• Do not use tires other than those
specified by MARUTI 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 door lock pillar.
• Never use oversized tires or special shock absorbers and springs
to raise (jack up) your vehicle. This
will change the handling characteristics. Oversized tires may also rub
against the vehicle body 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.
4-5
53MH0-74E
DRIVING TIPS
72F08008
82PHM04001
Do’s and Dont’s for Safe
Driving
Exercise care in handling your vehicle. Be
conscious of not only your own safety but
also the safety of others on the road, and
thus enjoy the best and most comfortable
driving experience.
Following are basic rules for safe driving.
Read them carefully for good understanding of the content so that you can enjoy
safe and pleasant driving in your vehicle.
Starting
1) Adjust the driver’s seat for the proper
driving posture.
2) Adjust the rear view mirror so as to
obtain the best possible rear view.
72F08002
3) Before moving, look around your vehicle to confirm safety.
4) Don’t accelerate suddenly, since it is
dangerous and wastes fuel.
General Driving
1) Be sure to stop before a stop light or
stop sign. When moving into an intersection without any traffic lights or
signs, drive slowly to confirm safety.
2) Always follow other vehicles at a safe
distance in order to prevent a rear-end
collision, in case the vehicle ahead
makes a sudden stop.
3) Turn ON the turn signal at least 30
meters before making a turn or changing the lane so as not to be hit.
4) Before entering a corner, decelerate to
a safe speed. Don’t apply brakes during
cornering, or skidding may occur.
5) When overtaking other vehicles, watch
out for oncoming vehicles and carefully
ensure safety.
6) Don’t attempt zigzag driving as it will
hinder your control over the vehicle and
may cause an accident.
7) Avoid reckless high speed driving and
try to drive at a safe speed suitable for
the road conditions while maintaining a
constant speed.
8) The higher the speed, the narrower the
driver’s visual range becomes. In such
a state, it is difficult to anticipate any
hazard and the driver feels fatigued.
4-6
53MH0-74E
DRIVING TIPS
Braking
72F08015
9) Do not attempt sharp handling during
high speed driving. You may lose your
control over your vehicle.
10)When overtaking or changing lanes
while driving at a high speed, keep
ample vehicle-to-vehicle distance.
72F08012
72F08011
1) Use the parking brake when parking
your vehicle and shift the gear shift
lever into the first gear or reverse gear
position for the sake of safety.
2) Don’t use hand-braking unless unavoidable. It causes the vehicle to skid and a
collision may occur. It is especially dangerous when the tyres are worn out as
they skid more.
Use foot brake in three stages
1. Warn the vehicle behind you
2. Gradually apply the brake.
3. Bring the vehicle to a halt.
3) When driving downhill, try not to apply
the brake but use the engine brake
effectively. Overuse of the foot-brake
may result in reduction of brake effectiveness.
Long distance driving
1) Be sure to perform safety checks before
starting a trip.
2) Take rest at certain intervals to prevent
an accident which may occur due to
feeling sleepy or tired.
4-7
53MH0-74E
DRIVING TIPS
Night time driving
3) Don’t use headlights on high beam
unless its use is inevitable. It may cause
visual impairment to the driver of the
oncoming vehicle or the vehicle ahead
of you, which may cause an accident.
72F08020
1) Drive at lower speeds during the night
than in the daytime, as the visual range
is restricted at night.
2) Avoid overtaking other vehicles at night.
Darkness bothers your sense of speed
and hinders your judgment of vehicleto-vehicle distance.
Margin for Safety
It is important to allow yourself a margin for
safety during driving so that you can cope
with erroneous or unexpected driving of
other drivers. For that, observe the following.
• Drive at a safe speed.
• Maintain a sufficient distance between
your vehicle and the vehicle ahead.
• Don’t force yourself to overtake other
vehicles.
• Don’t accelerate suddenly, steer sharply
or stop suddenly.
• Keep ample gaps between driving
schedules.
• Observe traffic rules and regulations.
Conclusion
53M06015
4) Always keep the window glasses clean.
Don’t operate the windshield wiper
when the windshield glass is dry else
the wiper blade and glass may get damaged.
A perfect driver does not exist. The
endeavour of every motorist should be to
strive for perfection. Safety consciousness
not only ensures your safety and the safety
of other road users, it also helps reduce
the wear and tear on your vehicle, lengthens its life, gives better fuel efficiency and
ensures a comfortable driving experience.
Follow the do’s and dont’s listed, and
driving will never be the same again.
72F08021
4-8
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Manual Heating and Air Conditioning System
(if equipped) ......................................................................... 5-1
Fuel Filler Cap ..................................................................... 5-6
Engine Hood ........................................................................ 5-7
Sun Visor ............................................................................. 5-8
Interior Light Switch ........................................................... 5-8
Accessory Socket (if equipped) ......................................... 5-9
5
Assist Grips (if equipped) .................................................. 5-9
Glove Box ............................................................................ 5-10
Cup Holder and Storage Area ............................................ 5-10
Floor Mats ............................................................................ 5-10
Shopping Hook (if equipped) ............................................. 5-11
Luggage Compartment Cover (if equipped) ..................... 5-11
Frame Hooks ....................................................................... 5-12
Front Speaker Provision ..................................................... 5-12
Audio System (if equipped) ................................................ 5-13
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Manual Heating and Air Conditioning System (if equipped)
Side outlet
ALTO 800
EXAMPLE
(1)
EXAMPLE
(1)
(2)
(3)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
53MM05001
ALTO K10
EXAMPLE
(5)
53M-07-003
53MM05002
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Windshield defroster outlet
Side defroster outlet
Side outlet
Center outlet
Front floor outlet
When “Open”, air comes out regardless of
the air flow selector position.
5-1
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description of Controls
Temperature selector (1)
This is used to select the temperature by
turning the selector.
ALTO 800
(5)
Blower speed selector (2)
This is used to turn on the blower and to
select blower speed by turning the selector.
(2)
ALTO K10
EXAMPLE
Air flow selector (3)
EXAMPLE
53M-07-008
Temperature-controlled air comes out of
the center and side air outlets.
(c)
BI-LEVEL (b)
(3)
(4)
ALTO 800
(1)
(b)
(d)
53MH0503
ALTO K10
(a)
(e)
EXAMPLE
(2)
53MH0506
(5)
53MH0504
ALTO K10
This is used to select one of the functions
described below.
VENTILATION (a)
ALTO 800
(3)
(4)
(1)
EXAMPLE
53M-07-010
53M-07-005
EXAMPLE
53MH0505
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
5-2
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
air from the floor outlets and the air from
the center and side outlets will be the
same temperature.
HEAT & DEFROST (d)
ALTO K10
ALTO 800
HEAT (c)
ALTO 800
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
53M-07-016
53MH0508
ALTO K10
EXAMPLE
Temperature-controlled air comes out of
the windshield defroster outlets, the side
defroster outlets and the side outlets.
Air intake selector (4)
53MH0507
ALTO 800
ALTO K10
(g)
EXAMPLE
(f)
53M-07-014
EXAMPLE
53M-07-0012
Temperature-controlled air comes out of
the floor outlets and the side outlets, also
comes out of the windshield defroster outlets and also comes slightly out of the side
defroster outlets.
Temperature-controlled air comes out of
the floor outlets, the windshield defroster
outlets, the side defroster outlets and the
side outlets.
DEFROST (e)
EXAMPLE
53MH0510
ALTO K10
ALTO 800
EXAMPLE
53m-07-018
EXAMPLE
53MH0509
This selector is used to select the following
modes.
5-3
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Fresh Air (f)
When this mode is selected by moving the
lever to right, outside air is used.
Recirculated Air (g)
When this mode is selected by moving the
lever to left, 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.
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.
Air conditioning switch (5) (if equipped)
To turn on the air conditioning system, set
the blower speed selector to a position
other than “OFF” and push in the “A/C”
switch. 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 “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.
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 temperature 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
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, and turn on the “A/C” switch. 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.
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:
• 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 opera-
5-4
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
tion, an 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.
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
while you operate the air conditioner with
the air intake selector at FRESH AIR and
the blower at high speed.
Dehumidifying
Set the air flow selector to a desired air
flow selector position, the temperature
selector to the desired temperature position and the blower speed selector to the
desired blower speed position. Also select
FRESH AIR and turn on the “A/C” switch.
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.
EXAMPLE
53MH0511
NOTE:
If you need maximum defrosting:
• set the air flow selector to DEFROST,
• 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.
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.
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.
NOTICE
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.
5-5
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Fuel Filler Cap
To remove the fuel filler cap:
1) Open the fuel filler door.
2) Remove the cap by turning it counterclockwise.
EXAMPLE
ALTO 800
CAUTION
Remove the fuel filler cap slowly. The
fuel may be under pressure and may
spray out, causing injury.
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
53MH0512
ALTO K10
53MH0513
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 locked by simply closing the door.
(1)
53MH0514
Open
Close
EXAMPLE
53M-07-021
EXAMPLE
68KN048
NOTE:
If the fuel filler door is equipped with the
cap holder (1), then use the cap holder to
hold fuel filler cap while refueling.
To reinstall the fuel filler cap:
1) Turn the cap clockwise until you hear
several clicks.
2) Close the fuel filler door.
5-6
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
WARNING
Fuel is extremely flammable. Do not
smoke when refueling, and make
sure there are no open flames or
sparks in the area.
To open the engine hood:
1) Pull the hood release handle located on
the outboard side of the driver’s side.
This will disengage the engine hood
lock halfway.
WARNING
If you need to replace the fuel cap,
use a Maruti genuine 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.
To close the engine hood:
1) Lift the hood up slightly and remove the
prop rod from the hole. Put the prop rod
back to the holding clip.
2) Lower the hood close to the bumper,
then let it drop down. Make sure the
hood is securely latched after closing.
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.
EXAMPLE
Engine Hood
3) Continue to lift up the hood until it is
high enough to support with the prop
rod.
53MM05009
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.
EXAMPLE
53MH0515
EXAMPLE
53MM05010
5-7
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Sun Visor
Interior Light Switch
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
(3)
(2)
(1)
EXAMPLE
53MH0519
79J161
82JN065
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.
This light switch has three positions which
function as described below:
NOTICE
When unhooking and hooking a sun
visor, be sure to handle it by side of
the sun visor as shown in the figure
else sun visor may get 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.
(3) The light remains off even when the
door is opened.
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 is also
involved in this operation even without the
rubber projection.
5-8
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Accessory Socket
(if equipped)
Assist Grips (if equipped)
Automated Manual Transaxle
EXAMPLE
ALTO 800
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
53M-07-034
53M-07-032
ALTO K10
Manual Transaxle
EXAMPLE
The accessory socket will work when the
ignition switch is in the “ACC” or “ON” position. This socket can be used to provide
12volt/120 watt power for electrical accessories. Check that the cap remains on the
socket when socket is not in use.
53MH0518
Assist grips are provided for convenience.
NOTICE
To avoid damaging the assist grip
and the molded headlining, do not
hang down the assist grip.
NOTICE
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.
53M-07-033
5-9
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Glove Box
Cup Holder and Storage Area
EXAMPLE
(1)
(2)
EXAMPLE
53MH0520
53MM05008
To open the glove box, pull the latch lever.
To close it, push the lid until it latches
securely.
1) Front cup holder and bottle holder (if
equipped)
2) Rear bottle holder (if equipped)
WARNING
Never drive with the glove box lid
open. It could cause injury if an accident occurs.
Front Cup Holder & Bottle Holder (1) (if
equipped) / Rear Bottle Holder (2) (if
equipped)
WARNING
(Continued)
• Do not use the cup holders to hold
sharp-edged, hard, or breakable
objects. Objects in the cup holders
may be thrown about during a sudden stop or impact, and could
cause personal injury.
• Be careful not to spill liquid or
insert any foreign materials into the
moving part of the gearshift lever,
or any electrical components. Liquid or foreign materials may damage these parts.
Floor Mats
EXAMPLE
WARNING
Failure to take the precautions listed
below could cause personal injury or
vehicle damage.
• Be careful when you are using the
cup holders to hold a cup containing hot liquid. Spilling out hot liquid can cause burn injury.
(Continued)
53MH0522
To prevent the driver’s side floor mat from
sliding forward and possibly interfering with
5-10
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
the operation of the pedals, MARUTI GENUINE floor mats are recommended.
Whenever you put the driver’s side floor
mat back in the vehicle after it has been
removed, be sure to hook (if equipped) the
floor mat grommet(s) to the fastener(s) and
position the floor mat properly in the footwell.
Shopping hook (if equipped)
When you replace the floor mats in your
vehicle with a different type such as allweather floor mats, we highly recommend
using MARUTI GENUINE floor mats for
proper fitting.
To avoid breaking the hook, do not
hang items heavier than 2 kg (4.4
ibs).
You can hang the shopping bag or other
suitable objects on the hook located on the
dashboard. This hook is not designed for
large or heavy items.
Luggage Compartment Cover
(if equipped)
EXAMPLE
CAUTION
WARNING
Failure to take the following precautions may result in the driver’s side
floor mat interfering with the pedals
and causing a loss of vehicle control
or an accident.
• Make sure that the floor mat grommet(s) is(are) hooked to the fastener(s).
• Never place additional floor mats
on top of the existing floor mats.
53M-07-040
Luggage or other cargo placed in the luggage compartment is hidden from view by
a luggage compartment cover.
WARNING
EXAMPLE
53M-07-039
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.
5-11
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Frame Hooks
To tow your vehicle on the road or highway,
follow the instruction of “Towing” in “EMERGENCY SERVICE” or “VEHICLE LOADING AND TOWING” section.
Front
Front Speakers Provision
(if equipped)
ALTO 800
WARNING
EXAMPLE
53M-07-043
Rear
Do not use the frame hooks to tow
another vehicle or to have your vehicle towed on the road or highway.
The hooks (1) is designed for use in
emergency situations only, such as if
your vehicle or another vehicle gets
stuck in deep mud or snow.
The hook (2) is provided for trailer/
train shipping purposes.
EXAMPLE
NOTICE
When you use the towing hook (1),
avoid the driving that gives significant physical shock on hook. Such
operation can damage the hook, or
the vehicle body.
53M-07-045
ALTO K10
Do not sudden accelerate.
EXAMPLE
53M-07-044
The frame hooks are provided on the front
(1), rear (2) of the vehicle. The hooks (1) is
used for emergency situations. The hooks
(1) and (2) are used for trailer/train shipping purpose.
EXAMPLE
53M-07-046
Space for fitment of front speaker is provided on the front doors.
5-12
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Audio System (if equipped)
ALTO 800
Refer supplementary manual for audio
system (if equipped), provided along with
the vehicle.
ALTO K10
EXAMPLE
53M-07-047
If you pay extended attention to operating the audio system or viewing the
audio system display while driving,
an accident can occur. If you set the
sound volume too loud, it could prevent you from being aware of road
and traffic conditions.
• Keep your eyes on the road and
your mind on the drive. Avoid paying extended attention to operating
the audio system or viewing the
audio system display.
• Familiarize yourself with the audio
system controls and operation of
the audio system before driving.
• Preset your favorite radio stations
before driving so that you can
quickly tune to them using the presets.
• Set the sound volume to a level
that will allow you to continue to be
aware of road and traffic conditions
while driving.
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
MARUTI SUZUKI dealer.
Cautions on Handling
53M-07-048
This unit has been designed specifically for
playback of compact discs bearing mark
(A) shown above.
Notes on Discs
Precautions
• When the inside of the vehicle is very
cold and the player is used soon after
switching on the heater, condensation
may form on the disc or the optical parts
of the player and proper playback may
not be possible. If condensation forms
on the disc, wipe it off with a soft cloth. If
condensation forms on the optical parts
of the player, do not use the player for
53M-07-049
To remove the compact disc from its storage case, press down on the center of the
5-13
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Use of such discs will cause damage or
prevent the system from operating properly.
case and lift the disc out, holding it carefully by the edges.
Always handle the compact disc by the
edges.
Never touch the surface.
53M-07-052
Never stick labels on the surface of the
compact disc or write on the surface with a
pencil or pen.
53M-07-055
Do not expose compact discs to direct sunlight or any heat source.
53M-07-050
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.
53M-07-053
Do not use any solvents such as commercially available cleaners, anti-static spray,
or thinner to clean compact discs.
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.
• It may be impossible to play CD-R discs
with this unit due to the recording conditions.
• CD-RW discs cannot be played with this
unit.
WARNING
53M-07-051
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 etc. to remove
the roughness from the edges of the disc.
53M-07-054
Do not use compact discs that have large
scratches, are misshaped, or cracked, etc.
This is a class I laser product. Use of
controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those
specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Do not open covers and do not
attempt to repair this unit by yourself.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel.
5-14
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Basic Operations
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
EXAMPLE
VOL PUSH POWER knob
SOUND button
MUTE button
BAND button
MODE button
53M-07-056
5-15
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Turning power on/off
Press the VOL PUSH POWER knob (1).
The unit starts in the function mode it was
in when the power was turned off last.
Adjusting bass/treble/balance /
fader
1) Press the SOUND button (2).
Each time the knob is pressed, sound
adjustment will change as follows:
You can also turn the power on by pressing the
desired source button
RADIO mode
Last accessed media mode
: Press the
button (4)
BAND
: Press the MODE
button (5)
Preset-EQ (FLAT)
Bass adjustment (BAS 0)
Treble adjustment (TRE 0)
Preset-EQ
Preset-EQ calls up various sound types in
accordance with the listening music type.
1) Press the SOUND button (2) several
times until “FLAT” appears.
2) Turn the VOL PUSH POWER knob (2).
Each time the knob is turned, preset
EQ mode will change as follows:
NOTE:
Once the set is switched off and switched
on, the setting on EQ will be remained the
previous setting.
Balance adjustment (BAL 0)
Fader adjustment (FAD 0)
Adjusting the volume
Turning it clockwise increases the volume;
turning it counterclockwise decreases the
volume.
Mute
Press the MUTE button (3) to mute the
sound. To cancel the mute, press the
MUTE button (3) again.
2) Turn the VOL PUSH POWER knob (1)
to adjust the sound.
Beep tone
Each time SOUND button (2) is pressed
(more than 1 second) beep tone mode
switches as follows.
53M-07-058
5-16
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Listening to Radio
Display
EXAMPLE
53M-07-060
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
BAND button
Up button
Down button
Preset buttons ([1] to [6])
AST button
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
Band
Stereo
preset Channel Number
Frequency
53M-07-059
5-17
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Selecting the reception BAND
Preset memory
Radio Reception
Press the BAND button (1). Each time the
button is pressed, the reception band will
change as follows:
1) Select the desired station.
2) Hold down a desired button ([1] to [6])
of the Preset buttons (4) to which you
want to store the station for 2 seconds
or longer.
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.
53M-07-061
Seek tuning
Hold down the seek Up button (2) or the
seek Down button (3) for 1 second or longer.
The unit stops searching for a station at a
frequency where a broadcast station is
available.
Manual tuning
Press seek Up button (2) or the seek Down
button (3).
The frequency being received is displayed.
Which receiving FM stereo broadcasting.
ST lights up.
Auto store
Hold down the AST button (5) for 1 second
or longer. Six stations in good reception
will automatically be stored to the Preset
buttons (4) in order, starting from a station
whose frequency is the lowest.
NOTE:
• Auto store can be released by pressing
AS button (5) while auto store is under
way.
• When the auto store is performed, the
station previously stored in the memory
at the position is over written.
• When there are fewer than 6 stations
that can be stored even if 2 rounds of
auto store operation is performed, no
station will be stored at the remaining
Preset buttons (4).
• 6 stations can be preset for FM1, FM2
and FM3 in common, and 6 stations for
AM in auto store mode.
5-18
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Listening to a CD
Display
EXAMPLE
53MM05011
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
Eject button
Insertion slot
Media Source Mode button
Up button
Down button
DIPS button
RDM button
RPT button
SCAN button
(A) Track number
(B) Play time
NOTE:
This product does not support 8 cm CD
(sometimes called as “mini single CD”, “3inch CD”, “CD3” etc.).
53M-07-062
5-19
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
CAUTION
53M-07-064
• CDs or CD-ROM carrying no mark (A)
cannot be used.
• Some discs recorded in CD-R/CD-RW
format may sometimes be impossible to
use.
• 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.
Loading a CD
Insert a CD in the Insertion slot (2). With
the printed side up.
When a CD is loaded, play starts.
Ejecting a CD
Press the Eject button (1). (After ejecting,
the unit returns to the Radio mode.)
NOTE:
• If a disc is inserted after the previous
disc is removed from the unit, the unit
starts playback from the beginning of the
first track.
• If you turn OFF the ACC and within few
second so of turning ON the ACC, the
unit starts playback from the position
from where it has accepted.
• If you press the EJECT button, and
leave the disc for roughly 15 seconds,
the disc is automatically reinserted into
the unit to protect the disc. In this case,
the unit doesn’t start playback automatically.
Selecting a CD mode
Press the Media Source Mode button (3).
Each time the button is pressed, the mode
will change as follows.
53M-07-065
• A CD is to be inserted with its label side
up.
• When there is a CD already in the unit, it
is impossible to insert another CD without ejecting the CD in the unit. Do not
use force to insert a CD into the CD
insertion slot.
CAUTION
If you forcefully try to push an
ejected CD inside the unit before auto
reloading, the disc surface might be
scratched.
• When reloading a CD, remove it
from the unit completely before
reloading.
53M-07066
5-20
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Listening to a CD
Random playback
Display change
When a CD is inserted, playback will automatically start.
When a CD is already inside the unit,
press the Media Source Mode button (3) to
select CD mode and to start playback.
Track Random
Press the RDM button (7). Each time the
button is pressed, the mode will change as
follows:
Press the DISP button (8).
Each time the button is pressed, display
will change as follows:
Selecting a track
Press the Up button (4) to listen to the next
track.
Press the Down button (5) twice to listen to
the previous track. When the Down button
(5) is pressed once, the track currently
being played will start from the beginning
again.
Fast forwarding/Rewinding a track
• Hold down the Up button (4) to fast forward the track.
• Hold down the Down button (5) to fast
rewind the track.
Track scan play
Press the SCAN button (9). The first 10
seconds of each track in the disc is played
in sequence.
NOTE:
To cancel the scan play, press the SCAN
button (9) again or switch to another mode
or turn the power off, or eject the disc.
53M-07-067
The random indicator “RDM” will light.
The tracks in the loaded disc will be played
in random order.
NOTE:
• To cancel random playback, press the
RDM button (7) again or eject the disc.
Repeat playback
Track Repeat
Press the RPT button (8).
Each time the button is pressed, the mode
will change as follows:
53M07068
53M-07-069
Press the DISP (6) for 1 second or
longer.
Each time this button is pressed, the display switches as follows.
First 8 character next 8 characters.
A total of 16 characters can be displayed.
• it the number of character is 8 or less,
display doesn’t switch.
• If the disc/track name is not recorded on
the disc, “NO TITLE” will be displayed.
The repeat indicator “RPT” will light.
The track currently being played will be
played repeatedly.
NOTE:
• To cancel repeat playback, press the
RPT button (8) again or eject the disc.
5-21
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Listening to an MP3/WMA/AAC Disc
Display
EXAMPLE
53-07-071
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
SCAN button
RPT button
RDM button
DISP button (1 to 6)
FLD - button
FLD + button
TRACK DOWN button
TRACK UP button
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
Disc type
Folder number
Track time
Play type
53M-07-070
5-22
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Selecting a folder
Scan play
Repeat playback
• Press the Folder Up button (6) to select
next folder.
• Press the Folder Down button (5) select
previous folder.
File scan
Press the SCAN button (1). The first 10
seconds of each file is sequence.
Track repeat
Press the RPT button (4).
The repeat indicator “RPT” will light. The
track currently being played will be played
repeatedly.
Selecting a track
• Press the Up button (8) to listen to the
next track.
• Press the Down button (7) twice to listen
to the previous track. When the Down
button (7) is pressed once, the track currently being played will start from the
beginning again.
Fast forwarding/Rewinding a track
• Hold down the Up button (2) to fast forward the track.
• Hold down the Down button (3) to fast
rewind the track.
• If you keep pressing the UP (8)/DOWN
button(7) until the beginning or ending of
the disc, the unit release the fast-forward/rewind operation and plays the first
track.
Folder scan
press the SCAN button (1) for 1 second or
longer. The first 10 seconds of the first file
in each folder stored in the disc is played in
sequence.
NOTE:
To cancel the scan play, press the SCAN
button (1) again or switch to another mode
or turn the power off, or eject the disc.
Random playback
Track random
Press the RDM button (5).
the random indicator “RDM” will light. The
tracks in the loaded disc will be played in
random order.
Folder repeat
press the RPT button (2) for 1 second or
longer.
The repeat indicator “RPT and FOLD.” will
light. All tracks in the currently selected
folder will be played repeatedly.
NOTE:
To cancel the repeat playback, press the
RPT button (2) again or eject the disc.
Display change
Press the DISP button (6).
Each time the button is pressed, display
will change as follows:
Folder random
Press the RDM button (3) for 1 second or
longer.
The random indicator “RDM and FOLD.”
will light. The tracks in the current folder
will be played in random order.
NOTE:
To cancel random playback, press the
RDM button (3) again or eject the disc.
5-23
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
WMA
• Supports only v7/8/9, DRM/Professional/
Loseless/Voice are not supported
• Bit rate:48, 64, 80, 96, 128, 160, 192
kbps
• Sampling frequency:8, 16, 22.05, 32,
44.1 kHz
AAC
53M-07-072
Press the DISP (4) for 1 second or
longer.
Each time this button is pressed, title dis
lay switches as follows.
First 8 characters Next 8 characters.
A total of 16 characters can be displayed.
• If the number of character is 8 or less,
display doesn’t switch.
• If the ID3 tag/tag info is not available on
the track, “NO TITLE” will be displayed.
• MPEG4 AAC (Compliant with ISO/IEC
14496-12:2003 + iTunes Meta-data
Specification)
• Bit rate:up to 320kbps
• Sampling frequency:8/11.025/ 12/16/
22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHz
• Apple loseless is not supported.
Supported file systems
ISO 9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo
Maximum number of files/folders
• Maximum number of files: 512 (files +
folders)
• Maximum number of files in a folder: 256
• Maximum depth of tree structure: 8
• Maximum number of folders: 255
(Root folder is included.)
Playing limitations
• The number of tracks and folders that
can be played on one disc is as follows:
• The total number of folders + total
tracks=512.
• However, maximum number of folder is
255.
• Also, maximum number of the folder
level is 8.
• The compression bit rate of MP3 files
that can be played with the unit is from
32 kbps to 320 kbps. However, for file
capacity and sound quality, 128 kbps
and above is recommended. When a file
compressed at 128 kbps or less is
played, sound quality may be inconsistent Compatible sampling rates are as
follows:
• MPEG 1 48k 44.1k 32k
• MPEG2 24k 22.05k 16k
• MPEG2.5 12k 8k
• When both music CD data (CD-DA) and
MP3/WMA/AAC file data exist on one
disc, only the music data (CD-DA) is
played. Do not write a file other than
MP3/WMA/AAC or needless folder in the
disc.
• The unit is compatible with files compressed with VBR (Variable Bit Rate),
however, the playback time may not be
displayed correctly during fast-forward/
rewind.
• The unit may not play MP3/WMA/AAC
files in the order of recording.
5-24
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
• As the number of folders recorded on the
disc increases, the time to read the disc
information also increases.
Limitations of displayed
information
• The unit only displays the folder and file
• name.
• Only one-byte alphanumeric characters
and symbols can be displayed. If 2-byte
characters can be displayed, they will
display as 1 character. If 2-byte character display is not possible, a “*” will be
displayed.
• When playing MP3/WMA/AAC file, the
playback time may not be displayed
properly.
CAUTION
• The playback order may differ
depending on the writing software.
• Make sure to finalize the disc
before using on the unit.
• When naming an MP3/WMA/AAC
file, make sure to attach the extension “.mp3/.wma/.m4a” to the file
name.
• Do not attach the extension “.mp3/
.wma/.m4a” to files other than MP3/
WMA/AAC files. If a disc with such
a file is played, it will be mistakenly
recognized and it may cause
excessive noise to be emitted,
damaging the speaker.
• The unit may not be able to play
certain discs depending on disc
conditions, recording software or
the recorder used for writing the
data. In such cases, refer to the
instruction manual of the equipment used.
• The unit is compatible with multisession recorded discs. However,
be sure to properly close the session. Disc with a session that has
not been closed cannot be played
properly. When a disc is initially
inserted, some time will be
required for reading the data before
play can begin.
5-25
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Listening to files stored in a USB device
Display
EXAMPLE
53M-07-074
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
Media Source Mode button
SCAN button
RPT button
RDM button
DISP button
FLD - button
FLD + button
TRACK DOWN button
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
USB indicator
Folder number
Track number
Play time
53M-07-073
5-26
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
NOTICE
Do not connect any USB device other
than a USB memory or a USB audio
player. Do not connect multiple USB
devices to the USB connector using a
USB hub, etc. Supplying power to
multiple USB devices from the connector could cause overheating and
smoking.
Selecting a USB device mode
Press the Media Source Mode button to
select USB mode (1).
Fast forwarding/Rewinding a track
• Hold down the Up button (9) to fast forward the track.
• Hold down the Down button (8) to fast
rewind the track.
• If you keep pressing the UP (9)/DOWN
button(8) until the beginning or ending of
the disc, the unit release the fast-forward/rewind operation and plays the first
track.
Scan play
File Scan
Press the SCAN button (2). The first 10
seconds of each file is play in sequence.
Folder Scan
press the SCAN button (2) for 1 second or
longer. The first 10 seconds of the first file
in each folder stored in the USB is played
in sequence.
53M-07-075
Selecting a folder
Press the Folder Up button (7) to select
next folder. Press the Folder Down button
(6) select previous folder.
Random playback
Track random
Press the RDM button (4). the random indicator “RDM” will light. The tracks in the
loaded USB device will be played in random order.
Folder random
Press the RDM button (4) for 1 second or
longer. The random indicator “RDM and
FOLD.” will light. The tracks in the current
folder will be played in random order.
NOTE:
To cancel random playback, press the
RDM button (4) again or eject the USB.
NOTE:
To cancel the scan play, press the SCAN
button (2) again or eject the USB.
Selecting a track
• Press the Up button (9) to listen to the
next track.
• Press the Down button (8) twice to listen
to the previous track. When the Down
button (8) is pressed once, the track currently being played will start from the
beginning again.
5-27
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Repeat playback
Press the DISP (6) for 1 second or longer.
File repeat
Press the RPT button (3). The repeat indicator “RPT” will light. The track currently
being played will be played repeatedly.
Each time this button is pressed, the display switches as follows. First 8 character
next 8 characters.
A total of 16 characters can be displayed.
Folder Repeat
press the RPT button (3) for 1 second or
longer. The repeat indicator “RPT and
FOLD.” will light. All tracks in the currently
selected folder will be played repeatedly.
If the number of character is 8or less, display doesn’t switch. If the ID3 tag/tag info is
not available on the track, “NO TITLE” will
be displayed.
NOTE:
To cancel the repeat playback, press the
RPT button (3) again or eject the USB.
Display change
Press the DISP button (7).
Each time the button is pressed, display
will change as follows:
Notes on USB device
53M-07-076
Compatible USB devices
• USB Mass Storage Class
• For details as to whether your USB
memory/USB Audio is compatible with
USB Mass Storage Class, please contact the USB memory/USB Audio manufacturer.
• USB Standard Compatibility 1.1/2.0 Full
Speed
• File System FAT16/32
• Maximum current less than 1 A
• Capacity less than 32 GB (1 partition)
5-28
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
USB device connection
• When connecting a USB device, make
sure that the connector is pushed all the
way into the port.
• Do not leave the USB device for long
periods of time in places inside the vehicle where the temperature can rise too
high.
• Back up any important data beforehand.
We cannot accept responsibility for any
lost data.
• It is recommended not to connect a USB
device that contains data files other than
MP3/WMA/AAC format.
• We recommend against use of USB
devices that are non-standard shape
such as key chains, mobile phone
accessories, etc. which may damage or
stress the connection between USB
device and Socket terminal.
• Always close the USB socket terminal
when not in use, since entry of foreign
material, dust, water, conductive liquids
may damage the audio system or USB
device.
• Device such as MP3 player/Mobile
phone/digital camera may not be recognized by the audio system for playing
music.
Recording MP3/WMA/AAC
files on a USB device
• Playback or display may not be possible
depending on the type of USB device in
use or the condition of the recording.
• Depending on the connected USB memory, the files may be played in different
order from the order that the files were
stored.
• During initialization, the reading time of
USB device may vary depending upon
factors such as file structure, size and
contents other than music files.
• When files recorded contains VBR (variable bit rate), during playback, fast-forward or reverse operation are done.
• The sound quality of MP3/WMA/AAC
files generally improves with higher bit
rate in order to achieve good sound quality recording with CBR 9continuous bit
rate) of at least 128kbps is recommended.
Compression formats
MP3
• MPEG 1,2 and 2.5 layer III
• Bit rate:
– MPEG-1: 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
– MPEG-2: 16, 22.05, 24 kHz
– MPEG-2.5: 8, 12 kHz
– VBR
• Sampling frequency:
– MPEG-1: 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
– MPEG-2: 16, 22.05, 24 kHz
– MPEG-2.5: 8, 12 kHz
WMA
• Supports only v7/8/9, DRM/Professional/
Loseless/Voice are not supported
• Bit rate:48, 64, 80, 96, 128, 160, 192
kbps
• Sampling frequency:8, 16, 22.05, 32,
44.1 kHz
AAC
• MPEG AAC (Compliant with ISO/
IEC14496-12:2003 + iTunes Meta-data
Specification)
• Bit rate: up to 320kbps
• Sampling
frequency:8/11.025/12/16/
22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHz
• Sampling
frequency:8/11.025/12/16/
22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHz
Maximum number of files/folders
• Maximum number of files: 65280 (files +
folders)
• Maximum number of files in a folder: 256
• Maximum depth of tree structure: 8
• Maximum number of folders: 255
(Root folder is included.)
5-29
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Listening to an iPod®
Display
EXAMPLE
53M-07-078
53M-07-077
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
Media Source Mode button
RPT button
RDM button
DISP button
iPod MENU button
ENTER button
Up button
Down button
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
iPod indicator
Track number
Play time number
Title information
5-30
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Selecting an iPod® mode
Press the Media Source Mode button (1) to
select USB (iPod) mode.
• The random indicator “FOLD.” and
“RDM” will light. The folder random is the
same as song shuffle or iPod.
NOTE:
To cancel random playback, press the
RDM button (3) again or eject the iPod.
53M-07-079
Selecting a track
• Press the Up button (8) to listen to the
next track.
• Press the Down button (7) twice to listen
to the previous track. When the Down
button (7) is pressed once, the track currently being played will start from the
beginning again.
Fast forwarding/Rewinding a track
• Hold down the Up button (8) to fast forward the track.
• Hold down the Down button (7) to fast
rewind the track.
Random playback
Track random
• Press the RDM button (3).
• The random indicator “RDM” will light.
Track random is the same behavior as
album shuffle of iPod.
Folder random
• Press the RDM button (3) for 1 second
or longer.
Display change
Press the DISP button (4).
Each time the button is pressed, display
will change as follow:
Repeat playback
Track repeat
• Press the RPT button (2).
• The repeat indicator “RPT” will light. The
track. Repeat is the same behavior as
one track repeat of the iPod.
NOTE:
• To cancel repeat playback, press the
RPT button (2) again or eject the iPod.
• The unit will always trigger Repeat mode
(No indication will be displayed on unit)
in iPod automatically when iPod is connected.
• when repeat mode is triggered, the unit
will play all the songs in the category
repeatedly. Repeat mode will not be
turned off unless 1-track repeat is triggered.
• Turning off 1-track repeat will re-enable
Repeat mode again.
53M-07-080
Press the DISP (4) for 1 second or
longer.
Each time this button is pressed, title display switches as follow. Fist 8 characters
Next 8 characters.
A total of 16 characters can be displayed.
• If the number of character is 8 or less,
display doesn’t switch.
• Text display in iPod menu mode is
allowed to switch but it is invalid for first
category of iPod menu mode.
• If no data is stored in the particular category, “NO DATA” will be displayed.
• If the file/artist/album title is not recorded
on the iPod, “NO TITLE” will be displayed.
5-31
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
iPod® menu mode
About resume play
Caution for connecting iPod
1) Press the MENU button (5).
2) Press the Up button (8) or Down button
(7) to select the category as follow:
3) Press the ENTER button (6) to select
the category.
4) repeat the step 2 and 3 again to select
the desired.
When connecting iPod to car stereo, iPod
will start playing the song which played
before connecting (resume play). When
browse items or lists are changed from
resume play, selected song of playlist
starts to play and list title also can be displayed.
• When iPod EQ setting is ON, sound may
be distorted.
• Before or after connecting, setting (such
as shuffle, repeat and etc.) may be
changed.
• Remove all equipments, (headphone
etc.) when connecting.
• *iPod may have difficulty of operation.
• Do not leave iPod inside vehicle. Direct
sunlight and high temperature may cau
se damage to iPod.
• Fix iPod at specified way when using the
adapter. Removing iPod may interfere
with your driving, so accident may occur.
• Read iPod manual for iPod operation.
• When connecting iPod (video), play
music once, turn the power off and connect. If video is playing before connection, it may take some time.
NOTE:
After entering iPod menu mode, the mode
has 30 seconds timeout.
About iPod
Before using iPod
• iPod is only private usage and may not
be used without authorities. Copyright
privacy is against the law.
• Operating may be different for each iPod
software version.
How to connect iPod
• Connect the iPod cable into USB insertion slot.
53M-07-081
5-32
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Supported iPod
iPod/ iPhone models
Software
Version
iPhone® 5S
7.1.1
iPhone® 5C
7.1.1
iPhone® 5
7.1.1
iPhone® 4S
7.1.1
iPhone® 4
7.1.1
iPod® touch
(5th generation)
7.1.1
iPod® touch
(4th generation)
6.1.6
iPod® nano
(7th generation)
1.0.3
iPod® nano
(6th generation)
1.2
iPod® classic
“Made for iPod,” and “Made for iPhone,”
mean that an electronic accessory has
been designed to connect specifically to
iPod, or iPhone, respectively, and has
been certified by the developer to meet
Apple performance standards. Apple is not
responsible for the operation of this
device or its compliance with safety and
regulatory standards. Please note that the
use of this accessory with iPod, or iPhone
may affect wireless performance.
iPhone®, iPod®, iPod® classic, iPod®
nano, and iPod® touch are trademarks of
Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries.
2.0.5
5-33
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
AUX Function
AUX connection
To listen to auxiliary audio sources (sold
separately) through the unit, follow the
instruction below. 1) Press the Media
Source Mode button (1). 2) Connect the
auxiliary audio source to the AUX socket
with an AUX cable.
EXAMPLE
CAUTION
• Before connection, set the volume
for the unit to 0 (When AUX mode is
selected) and also keep the volume
of the auxiliary audio source within a
range that will not cause distortion.
• When the audio source is turned
off, noise may be emitted. Be sure
to turn off the unit or switch to
another mode before turning off the
audio source
53M-07-082
NOTE
• Please consult your place of purchase
for details about whether a given auxiliary audio source can be connected and
the proper auxiliary cord to use.
• The volume and tone controls of the
auxiliary audio source can be adjusted
on the unit.
5-34
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Troubleshooting
FM/AM
SYMPTOM
CAUSE
REMEDY
The station cannot be received.
The connection of the car antenna has
not been made correctly.
Check the connection of the car antenna.
Automatic tuning is not possible.
The broadcast signal is too weak.
Perform manual setting.
The radio sensitivity is poor.
Car antenna is not extended fully or
inclining.
Check the car antenna.
No sound is coming out from front
speaker or rear speaker.
Adjustment of the front and rear speakers
tilts towards either of the side.
According to “Adjusting the audio”, adjust
the FAD level.
For the 2 speakers, adjust the FAD level
to “0”.
5-35
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Troubleshooting
USB
SYMPTOM
CAUSE
REMEDY
NO Device
USB device is not connected
Connect USB memory device properly.
Also check if USB connector area is
clean.
No File
There is no playable music files
Check data stored in USB memory
device is in supported format
Unsupported (Check 04)
The USB device is not supported
Check if data stored in USB memory
device is in supported format
Read Error (Check 04)
Cannot read the file which is trying to play
by some reason. (File system, Compressed setting, data format, file name
expanding, data damaged, file recorded
by others may not be supported.)
Check USB memory device if connected
properly. If it's not connected properly,
reconnect, and select the file which
player is able to read and check the data
stored in USB memory. You must format
the USB memory if necessary.
Operation Error
Cannot be controlled by some reason.
Switch POWER or ACC ON/OFF. If still
not recovered, remove the USB memory
device and reconnect.
Over Current (Check 05)
The USB device is over the current.
Use other USB memory device whose
current consumption is 1A or below. Also
check if USB connector area is clean.
Audio will be muted and skip to next
track.
The file is protected with copyright
(DRM).
The file protected with copyright cannot
be played. Select the playable file.
5-36
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
IPod/Phone
SYMPTOM
CAUSE
REMEDY
NO Device
iPod is not connected
It may take some time to recognize iPod.
Check iPod or cable to be connected
properly. Or check if iPod connector area
is clean.
No File
There is no playable music files
Check if data stored in iPod is in supported format
Error Display Messages
The following messages appear during operation to give you hints about how to use the unit properly.
CD
SYMPTOM
CHECK 01
CAUSE
A disc is loaded upside-down inside the
CD deck and does not play.
REMEDY
Eject the disc then reinsert correctly with
the printed side upwards.
An unsupported disc/format is being
used.
Use supported disc/format only.
CHECK 02
A disc is caught inside the CD deck and
is not ejected.
Make sure there is no blockage at the CD
slot.
If problem persists, turn off the unit and
contact your Nippon Service Centre.
CHECK 03
A disc cannot be played due to scratches.
Clean the disc surface.
If problem persists, replace with a nonscratched, non-warped disc.
NO DISC
The disc is not inserted.
Insert CD disc into the unit.
5-37
53MH0-74E
OTHER CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
Error Display Messages
USB/IPod
SYMPTOM
CAUSE
REMEDY
Use supported USB device with properly
encoded audio files.
The connected USB device is not supported.
The USB device cannot be read.
Check USB memory device if connected
properly. If it's not connected properly,
reconnect, and select the file which
player is able to read and check the data
stored in USB memory. You must format
the USB memory if necessary.
CHECK 05
Over-current is detected.
Use other USB memory device whose
current consumption is 1A or below. Also
check if USB connector area is clean.
NO DEV
The USB device/iPod is not
connected.
Connect USB memory device/iPod properly. Also check if USB connector area is
clean.
NO MUSIC
There is no playable music file.
Check data stored in USB memory
device/iPod is in supported format.
CHECK 04
5-38
53MH0-74E
VEHICLE LOADING AND TOWING
VEHICLE LOADING AND TOWING
Vehicle Loading ................................................................... 6-1
Trailer Towing ...................................................................... 6-1
Towing Your Vehicle ........................................................... 6-2
6
53MH0-74E
VEHICLE LOADING AND TOWING
Vehicle Loading
Your vehicle was designed for specific
weight capacities. The weight capacities of
your vehicle are indicated by the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and the
Permissible maximum Axle Weight (PAW,
front and rear). The GVWR and PAW (front
and rear) are listed in the “SPECIFICATIONS” section.
GVWR – Maximum permissible overall
weight of the fully loaded vehicle (including
all the occupants, accessories and cargo
plus the trailer nose weight if towing a
trailer).
PAW – (Front and Rear) Maximum permissible weight on an individual axle.
Actual weight of the loaded vehicle and
actual loads at the front and rear axles can
only be determined by weighing the vehicle.
Compare these weights to the GVWR and
PAW (front and rear). 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 vehicle, all the occupants, accessories, cargo plus trailer
nose weight if towing a trailer) must
never exceed the Gross Vehicle
Weight Rating (GVWR). In addition,
never distribute a load so that the
weight on either the front or rear axle
exceeds the Permissible maximum
Axle Weight (PAW).
Trailer Towing
Your MARUTI SUZUKI was originally
designed to carry people and a normal
amount of cargo, not to tow a trailer. MARUTI SUZUKI does not recommend you use
your vehicle to tow a trailer. Towing a trailer
can adversely affect handling, durability,
and fuel economy.
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 seat backs.
6-1
53MH0-74E
VEHICLE LOADING AND TOWING
Towing Your Vehicle
Your vehicle may be towed behind another
vehicle (such as a motorhome), provided
your vehicle is 2 wheel drive (2WD) and
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 manual
transaxle vehicle or an automated manual
transaxle vehicle.
TOWING INSTRUCTION TABLE
DRIVE
TRAIN
TRANS
MISSION
TOWING
METHOD
2WD
M/T
A,B
2WD
Automated
Manual
Transaxle
A,B
A: 2WD VEHICLES WITH MANUAL
TRANSAXLE OR AUTOMATED MANUAL TRANSAXLE
1) Secure the front wheels on a towing
dolly according to the instructions provided by the dolly manufacturer.
2) Release the parking brake.
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
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
When you tow your vehicle, follow
the instructions below to avoid accidents and damage to your vehicle. In
addition, be sure to observe government and local requirements regarding vehicle lighting and trailer hitches
or tow bars.
53M-08-001
53M-08-002
WARNING
A safety chain should always be used
when you tow your vehicle.
6-2
53MH0-74E
VEHICLE LOADING AND TOWING
B: 2WD VEHICLES WITH MANUAL
TRANSAXLE OR AUTO GEAR SHIFT
1) Shift the gearshift lever into neutral.
2) Turn the ignition key to the “ACC” position to unlock the steering wheel.
3) Release the parking brake.
NOTICE
After shifting the auto gear shift gearshift lever to the “N” position, always
check the gear position indicator in
the instrument cluster shows the “N”
position to make sure that the
transaxle is disengaged.
If the transaxle cannot be put in neutral,
turn the key from the “OFF” to the
“ON” position, and move the auto gear
shift lever from “N” to “D”, “M” or “R”,
then back to “N” again. Then turn the
key from the “ON” to the “OFF” position.
These procedures may help put the
transaxle in neutral. If the transaxle
still cannot be put in neutral, you cannot tow the vehicle without using a
towing dolly.
NOTICE
The steering column is not strong
enough to withstand shocks transmitted from the front wheels during
towing. Always unlock the steering
wheel before towing.
6-3
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Maintenance Schedule ....................................................... 7-2
Periodic Maintenance Schedule ........................................ 7-2
Drive Belt ............................................................................. 7-10
Engine Oil and Filter ........................................................... 7-10
Engine Coolant .................................................................... 7-13
Air Cleaner ........................................................................... 7-15
Spark Plugs ......................................................................... 7-15
Gear Oil ................................................................................ 7-16
Clutch Pedal ........................................................................ 7-17
Fuel Filter ............................................................................. 7-17
Brakes .................................................................................. 7-18 7
Steering ................................................................................ 7-20
Tires ...................................................................................... 7-20
Battery .................................................................................. 7-22
Fuses .................................................................................... 7-23
Bulb Replacement ............................................................... 7-27
Wiper Blades ....................................................................... 7-29
Windshield Washer Fluid ................................................... 7-31
Air Conditioning System .................................................... 7-31
53MH0-74E
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:
(Continued)
(Continued)
• To prevent damage or unintended
activation of the air bag system or
seat belt pretensioner 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
vehicle. Do not touch air bag system components, seat belt pretensioner system components or
wires.
The wires are wrapped with yellow
tape or yellow tubing, and the couplers are yellow for easy identification.
• 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 fan and drive
belt. Even though the fan may not
be moving, it can automatically
turn on without warning.
(Continued)
WARNING
(Continued)
• 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.
• 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 fuel 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.
• Be careful not to cause accidental
short circuits between the positive
and negative battery terminals.
• Keep used oil, coolant, and other
fluids away from children and pets.
Dispose of used fluids properly;
never pour them on the ground,
into sewers, etc.
7-1
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Maintenance Schedule
The following table shows when regular
maintenance on your vehicle is required,
this table shows in kilometers and months
when inspections, adjustments, lubrication
and other services should be performed.
WARNING
MARUTI SUZUKI recommends that
maintenance on your MARUTI
SUZUKI vehicle be performed by
MARUTI SUZUKI Authorised Dealer/
Service Station.
CAUTION
Whenever it becomes necessary to
replace parts on your vehicle, it is
recommended that you use MARUTI
GENUINE PARTS (MGP).
Periodic Maintenance
Schedule
ALTO 800
“A”: Adjust
“C”: Clean
“R”: Replace or Change
“I” : Inspect, clean, adjust, lubricate or
replace as necessary
“L” : Lubricate
“T” : Tighten to Specified Torque
“O”: Rotate
NOTE:
This table includes services as scheduled
up to 80,000 km mileage. Beyond 80,000
km, carry out the same services at the
same intervals respectively.
7-2
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
*Interval: This interval should be judged by
odometer reading or months, whichever comes
first.
km (x 1,000)
months
ENGINE
1.
Water pump drive belt (Tension, Wear)
2.
Engine Coolant (Level, Leakage)
3.
Engine oil and Oil filter
4.
Cooling system hoses and connections (Leakage, Damage)
5.
Engine bolts (All cylinder head and manifold fixings)
6.
Engine mounting (Loose, Damage)
7.
Valve Clearance
8.
Camshaft timing belt (Damage, Wear)
9.
10.
Exhaust system (Noise, Leakage etc.)
Positive crankcase ventilation System (Hoses, Connections and Valve)
IGNITION
1.
Ignition wiring (Damage, Deterioration)
2.
Spark plugs (Clean and Adjust the gap)
FREE INSPECTIONS
1
5
10
1
6
12
A
I
R
I
–
–
–
–
I
I
I
I
–
–
A
–
I
I
R
I
T
T
–
–
–
–
I
I
–
–
–
–
20
24
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICE AT COST
30
40
50
60
70
36
48
60
72
84
80
96
R
R
R
I
–
–
A
I
A
I
R
I
T
T
–
–
I
R
R
I
–
–
A
I
–
–
I
I
I
I
R
I
R
I
R
R
R
R
I
I
I
I
–
T
–
T
–
T
–
T
A
–
A
–
I
–
I
–
Replace Every 1,00,000 km
I
–
I
–
I
–
I
–
I
I
–
–
I
I
–
I
I
R
I
R
–
I
I
R
Clean every 5,000 km. Replace after every 40,000 km.
Clean every 2,500 km or as required. Replace after every 40,000 km.
More frequent replacement if dust condition is severe.
–
I
–
–
–
I
–
–
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
–
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Replace every 1,60,000 kms or 10 years, which ever comes earlier
I
I
I
–
I
I
I
I
I
–
I
I
R
–
I
FUEL
Paved-road
Dusty condition
1.
Air cleaner
2.
3.
Fuel tank cap, fuel lines and connections (Leakage, Damage)
Fuel filter (Leakage)
CLUTCH AND TRANMISSION
1.
Clutch pedal (Play)
2.
Clutch slipping (Dragging or Excessive damage)
3.
Manual Transmission Oil (Level, Leakage)
DRIVE SHAFTS
1.
Drive shafts boot (Boot cut / Damage)
2.
Drive Shaft Noise
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
7-3
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
*Interval: This interval should be judged by
odometer reading or months, whichever comes
first.
km (x 1,000)
months
BRAKE
1.
Brake fluid (Level, Leakage)
2.
Brake pedal (Pedal-to-wall clearance)
3.
Parking brake lever and cable (Play, Damage)
a. Brake discs and pads (Wear)
4.
b. Brake drums & shoes (Wear)
Master cylinder, wheel cylinder, caliper piston (Fluid leakage, Boot/Seal
5.
Damage)
Brake hoses and pipes (Fluid leakage, Damage)
6.
WHEEL
FREE INSPECTIONS
1
5
10
1
6
12
20
24
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICE AT COST
30
40
50
60
70
36
48
60
72
84
80
96
I
I
I
–
–
I
I
I
I
–
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
1.
Tyres (Air pressure, Abnormal wear, Crack, Rotation)
2.
Wheels (Damage)
3.
Front/Rear wheel bearings (Loose, Damage)
FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSION
1.
Suspension strut (Oil leakage, Damage)
2.
Suspension arms/knuckle support (Loose, Damage)
3.
Rear spring (Damage)
4.
Shock absorbers (Oil leakage, Damage)
5.
All bolts and nuts (Loose)
6.
Suspension arms and Tension rods
I
I
–
I&O
I
I
I&O
I
I
I&O
I
I
I&O
I
I
I&O
I
I
I&O
I
I
I&O
I
I
I&O
I
I
I&O
I
I
I
–
–
I
–
–
I
I
I
I
T
I
I
I
I
I
T
I
I
I
I
I
T
I
I
I
I
I
T
I
I
I
I
I
T
I
I
I
I
I
T
I
I
I
I
I
T
I
I
I
I
I
T
I
I
I
I
I
T
I
STEERING
1.
Steering wheel (Play, Loose)
2.
All rods and arms (Loose, Damage, Wear)
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
–
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
–
I
I
I&L
I
I&L
T
I&L
T
I&L
T
I&L
T
I&L
T
I&L
T
I&L
T
I&L
ELECTRICAL
1.
Battery electrolyte (Level, leakage)
2.
Wiring harness connection (Loose, Damage)
3.
Lighting system (Operation, Stains, Damage)
4.
Horn (Operation)
5.
System voltage
BODY
All chassis bolts and nuts (Tighten)
1.
All latches, hinges and locks (Function)
2.
7-4
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
*Interval: This interval should be judged by
odometer reading or months, whichever comes
first.
km (x 1,000)
months
FREE INSPECTIONS
1
5
10
1
6
12
20
24
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICE AT COST
30
40
50
60
70
36
48
60
72
84
80
96
ROAD TEST
Operation of Brakes, Gear shifting and speedometer
1.
Body and Chassis noise
2.
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
AIR CONDITIONER (if equipped)
Check belt tension
1.
Tighten compressor mounting bolts
3.
All hose joints (Check, Tighten)
2.
Check functioning of Recirculating flap
4.
Clean condenser with low pressure water
5.
Check belt for frayed edges, change if necessary
6.
Check all mounting bolts
7.
I
–
I
I
–
–
–
I
T
I
I
C
I
I
I
T
I
I
C
I
I
I
T
I
I
C
I
I
I
T
I
I
C
I
T
I
I
C
I
I
I
T
I
I
C
I
I
I
T
I
I
C
I
I
I
T
I
I
C
I
I
I
T
I
I
C
I
I
I
I
7-5
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance
Schedule
ALTO K10
“A”: Adjust
“C”: Clean
“R”: Replace or Change
“I” : Inspect, clean, adjust, lubricate or
replace as necessary
“L” : Lubricate
“T” : Tighten to Specified Torque
“O”: Rotate
NOTE:
This table includes services as scheduled
up to 80,000 km mileage. Beyond 80,000
km, carry out the same services at the
same intervals respectively.
7-6
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
*Interval: This interval should be judged by
odometer reading or months, whichever comes
first.
km (x 1,000)
months
FREE INSPECTIONS
1
5
10
1
6
12
20
24
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICE AT COST
30
40
50
60
70
36
48
60
72
84
80
96
ENGINE
1.
Water pump drive belt (Tension, Wear)
2.
Engine Coolant (Level, Leakage)
3.
Engine oil and Oil filter
4.
Cooling system hoses and connections (Leakage, Damage)
5.
Engine bolts (All cylinder head and manifold fixings)
6.
Engine Mounting (Loose, Damage)
7.
Valve Clearance
8.
Exhaust System (Noise, Leakage etc.)
9.
Positive crankcase ventilation System (Hoses, Connections and Valve)
–
I
–
I
–
–
–
–
–
–
I
–
I
–
–
–
I
I
–
I
R
I
T
T
–
–
–
–
R
R
I
–
–
–
I
I
–
I
R
I
T
T
I
–
–
I
R
R
I
–
–
–
I
I
–
I
R
I
T
T
–
–
–
–
R
R
I
–
–
I
I
I
–
I
R
I
T
T
–
–
–
I
R
R
I
–
–
–
I
I
IGNITION
1.
Ignition wiring (Damage, Deterioration)
2.
Spark plugs
–
–
–
–
–
–
I
–
–
–
I
R
–
–
I
–
–
–
I
R
Clean every 5,000 km. Replace after every 40,000 km.
Clean every 2,500 km or as required. Replace after every 40,000 km.
More frequent replacement if dust condition is severe.
–
I
–
–
–
I
–
–
–
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
–
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Replace every 1,60,000 kms or 10 years whichever comes first
I
I
I
FUEL
Paved-road
Dusty condition
1.
Air cleaner
2.
3.
Fuel tank cap, fuel lines and connections (Leakage, Damage)
Fuel filter (Leakage)
CLUTCH AND TRANMISSION
1.
Clutch pedal (Play)
2.
Clutch slipping (Dragging or Excessive damage)
I
I
I
I
I
I
DRIVE SHAFTS
1.
Drive shaft boots (Boot cut / Damage)
2.
Drive Shaft Noise
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
BRAKE
1.
Brake fluid (Level, Leakage)
2.
Brake pedal (Pedal-to-wall clearance)
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
R
I
3.
Manual Transmission Oil (Level, Leakage)
7-7
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
*Interval: This interval should be judged by
odometer reading or months, whichever comes
first.
km (x 1,000)
months
3.
Parking brake level and cable (Play, Damage)
a. Brake discs and pads (Wear)
4.
b. Brake drums & shoes (Wear)
Master cylinder, wheel cylinder, caliper piston (Fluid leakage, Boot/Seal
5.
Damage)
Brake hoses and pipes (Fluid leakage, Damage)
6.
WHEEL
1.
Tyres (Air pressure, Abnormal wear, Crack and Rotation)
2.
Wheels (Damage)
3.
Front/Rear wheel bearing (Loose, Damage)
FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSION
1.
Suspension strut (Oil leakage, Damage)
2.
Suspension arms/knuckle support (Loose, Damage)
3.
Rear spring (Damage)
4.
Shock absorbers (Oil leakage, Damage)
5.
All bolts and nuts (Loose)
6.
Suspension arms and Tension rods
STEERING
1.
Steering wheel (Play, Loose)
2.
All rods and arms (Loose, Damage, Wear)
ELECTRICAL
1.
Battery electrolyte (Level, Leakage)
2.
Wiring harness connection (Loose, Damage)
3.
Lighting system (Operation, Stains, Damage)
4.
Horn (Operation)
5.
System voltage
BODY
All chassis bolts and nuts (Tighten)
1.
All latches, hinges and locks (Function)
2.
ROAD TEST
Operation of Brakes, Gear shifting and speedometer
1.
Body and Chassis noise
2.
FREE INSPECTIONS
1
5
10
1
6
12
I
I
I
–
I
I
–
–
I
20
24
I
I
I
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICE AT COST
30
40
50
60
70
36
48
60
72
84
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
80
96
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
–
I&O
I
I
I&O
I
I
I&O
I
I
I&O
I
I
I&O
I
I
I&O
I
I
I&O
I
I
I&O
I
I
I&O
I
I
I
–
–
I
–
–
I
I
I
I
T
I
I
I
I
I
T
I
I
I
I
I
T
I
I
I
I
I
T
I
I
I
I
I
T
I
I
I
I
I
T
I
I
I
I
I
T
I
I
I
I
I
T
I
I
I
I
I
T
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
–
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
–
I
I
I&L
T
I&L
T
I&L
T
I&L
T
I&L
T
I&L
T
I&L
T
I&L
T
I&L
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
7-8
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
*Interval: This interval should be judged by
odometer reading or months, whichever comes
first.
AIR CONDITIONER (if equipped)
Check belt tension
1.
Tighten compressor mounting bolts
3.
Check all hose joints (Check, Tighten)
2.
Check functioning of Recirculating flap
4.
Clean condenser with low pressure water
5.
Check belt for frayed edges, change if necessary
6.
Check all mounting bolts
7.
km (x 1,000)
months
FREE INSPECTIONS
1
5
10
1
6
12
I
–
I
I
–
–
–
I
T
I
I
C
I
I
I
T
I
I
C
I
I
20
24
I
T
I
I
C
I
I
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICE AT COST
30
40
50
60
70
36
48
60
72
84
I
T
I
I
C
I
I
I
T
I
I
C
I
I
I
T
I
I
C
I
I
I
T
I
I
C
I
I
I
T
I
I
C
I
I
80
96
I
T
I
I
C
I
I
7-9
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Drive Belt
Engine Oil and Filter
F8D
WARNING
DEF: 6 – 7 mm
(0.24 – 0.28 in.)
EXAMPLE
Specified Oil (ALTO 800)
When the engine is running, keep
hands, hair, clothing, tools, etc. away
from the moving fan and drive belts.
GE
Make sure the drive belt tension is correct.
If the belt is too loose, insufficient battery
charging, engine overheating, poor power
steering, poor air conditioning, or excessive belt wear can result. When you press
the belt with your thumb midway between
the pulleys, there should be a deflection
according to the following chart.
The belts should also be examined to
ensure that they are not damaged.
If you need to replace or adjust the belt
have it done by your MARUTI SUZUKI
dealer.
AC
53M-09-004
DEF: 7 – 8 mm
(0.28 – 0.31 in.)
: 100 N (10 kg, 22 lbs) press
GE: Generator
DEF: Deflection
AC: Air conditioner compressor
(1) Preferred
51KM036
K10B
EXAMPLE
Be sure that the engine oil you use comes
under the quality classification of SG+, SL,
SM and SN. Select the appropriate oil viscosity according to the above chart.
SAE 5W-30 (1) is the best choice for good
fuel economy, and good starting in cold
weather.
Specified Oil (ALTO K10)
53M-09-005
(1) Preferred
53M-09-003
Be sure that the engine oil you use comes
under the quality classification of SL, SM
and SN. Select the appropriate oil viscosity
according to the above chart.
7-10
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
SAE 0W-20 (1) is the best choice for good
fuel economy, and good starting in cold
weather.
Oil Level Check
EXAMPLE
limit, add enough oil to raise the level to the
upper limit.
NOTICE
Failure to check the oil level regularly
could lead to serious engine trouble
due to insufficient oil.
Changing Engine Oil and Filter
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.
CAUTION
Refilling
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.
EXAMPLE
ALTO 800
EXAMPLE
68KH066
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.
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
(1)
53M-09-007
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.
53MH0701
Tightening torque for drain plug (1):
49 Nm (4.9 kg-m, 36.0 lb-ft)
7-11
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
ALTO K10
EXAMPLE
4) Reinstall the drain plug and new gasket. Tighten the plug with a wrench to
the specified torque.
Tightening (viewed from filter top)
EXAMPLE
(2)
Replace the Oil Filter
53M-09-009
Tightening torque for drain plug (1):
35 Nm (3.6 kg-m, 25.8 lb-ft)
1) Using an oil filter wrench, turn the oil filter counterclockwise and remove it.
2) Using a clean rag, wipe off the mounting surface on the engine where the
new filter will be seated.
3) Smear a little engine oil around the rubber gasket of the new oil filter.
4) Screw on the new filter by hand until the
filter gasket contacts the mounting surface.
EXAMPLE
WARNING
New and used oil can be hazardous.
Children and pets may be harmed by
swallowing new or used oil. Keep
new and used oil and used oil filters
away from children and pets.
Continuous contact with used engine
oil may cause skin cancer laboratory
animals.Brief contact with used oil
may irritate skin.
To minimize your exposure to used
oil, wear a long-sleeve shirt and
moistureproof gloves (such as dishwashing gloves) when changing oil. If
oil contacts your skin, wash thoroughly with soap and water.
Launder any clothing or rags if wet
with oil.Recycle or properly dispose
of used oil and filters.
(1)
82JN146
(1) Oil filter
(2) 1 turn
NOTICE
To tighten the oil filter properly, it is
important to accurately identify the
position at which the filter gasket
first contacts the mounting surface.
5) Tighten the filter specified turn from the
point of contact with the mounting surface (or to the specified torque) using
an oil filter wrench.
54G092
(1) Loosen
(2) Tighten
Tightening torque for oil filter
1 turn or 14 Nm (1.4 kg-m, 10.1 lb-ft)
NOTICE
To prevent oil leakage, make sure
that the oil filter is tight, but do not
over-tighten it.
7-12
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Refill with Oil and Check for Leaks
Engine Coolant
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.
Selection of Coolant
NOTICE
• When replacing the oil filter, it is recommended that you use a genuine
MARUTI SUZUKI replacement filter.
If you use an aftermarket filter, make
sure it is of equivalent quality and
follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
• 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 MARUTI SUZUKI
dealer.
To maintain optimum performance and
durability of your engine, use MARUTI
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
MARUTI SUZUKI dealer can help you
select the proper coolant.
NOTICE
To avoid damaging your cooling system:
• Always use a high quality ethyleneglycol base non-silicate type
coolant diluted with distilled water
at the correct mixture concentration.
• Make sure that the proper mix is 30/
70 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.
• 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 damage.
Coolant Level Check
Check the coolant level at the reservoir
tank, not at the radiator. With the engine
cool, the coolant level should be between
the “FULL” and “LOW” marks.
7-13
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Adding Coolant
ALTO K10
EXAMPLE
ALTO 800
EXAMPLE
53MM07009
ALTO K10
53MH0702
EXAMPLE
ALTO 800
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.
NOTICE
• 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.
53M-09-015
EXAMPLE
53MH0703
If the coolant level is below the “LOW”
mark, more coolant should be added.
Remove the reservoir tank cap and add
coolant until the reservoir tank level
reaches the “FULL” mark. Never fill the reservoir tank above the “FULL” mark.
NOTICE
When putting the cap on the reservoir tank, line up the mark on the cap
and the mark on the tank. Failure to
follow this can result in coolant leakage.
7-14
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Coolant Replacement
Since special procedures are required, we
recommend you take your vehicle to your
MARUTI SUZUKI dealer for coolant
replacement.
Air Cleaner
Unclamp/Unscrew the side clamps/screws,
and remove the element from the air
cleaner case. If it appears to be dirty,
replace it with a new one.
Spark Plugs
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.
ALTO 800
EXAMPLE
3) Pullout the ignition coil (3) and remove
the spark plug.
NOTE:
When installation, make sure the wires,
couplers, sealing rubber of top cover and
washers, are correctly returned in place.
EXAMPLE
Right
Wrong
(1)
NOTE:
For ALTO K10: Unclamp the air filter bolt
and then remove the air cleaner case.
(3)
ALTO K10
(2)
EXAMPLE
(1)
53MM07008
53MM07007
NOTE:
Remove hose (1) from air cleaner case
before unclamping.
NOTICE
ALTO K10
53M-09-019
To access the spark plugs:
1) If necessary, disconnect the coupler (1)
while pushing the release lever.
2) Remove the ignition coil bolts (2).
EXAMPLE
• When pulling the ignition coils out,
do not pull on the cable. Pulling on
the cable can damage it.
• When servicing the iridium/platinum spark plugs (slender center
electrode type plugs), do not touch
the center electrode, as it is easy to
damage.
53M-09-017
7-15
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Gear Oil Level Check
ALTO 800
NGK DCPR7E, BOSCH YR7DC
0.8 - 0.9 mm (0.031 - 0.035 in.)
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
ALTO K10
NGK KR6A-10:
0.95 - 1.05 mm (0.037 - 0.041 in.)
(1)
NOTICE
60G160S
NOTICE
• 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.
EXAMPLE
When replacing spark plugs, you
should use the brand and type specified for your vehicle. For the specified spark plugs, refer to the
“SPECIFICATIONS” section at the
end of this book.
(1) Oil filler and level plug
Gear Oil
To check the gear oil level, use the following procedure:
Manual Transaxle Oil
1) Park the vehicle on a level surface with
the parking brake applied. Then, stop
the engine.
2) Remove the oil filler plug (1) or (2).
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 oil filler plug hole (1) or (2)
until the oil level reaches the bottom of
the filler hole, then reinstall the plug.
When adding gear oil, use gear oil with the
appropriate viscosity and grade.
We highly recommend you use: “MARUTI
Genuine GEAR OIL 75W-80” for manual
transaxle gear oil or automated manual
transaxle oil.
Manual transaxle oil (API GL-4)
“a”
68KH073
Tightening torque (1):
21 Nm (2.1 kg-m, 15.5 lb-ft)
53MM07010
Spark plug gap “a”
53M-09-023
7-16
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
CAUTION
After driving the vehicle, the
transaxle oil temperature may be
high enough to burn your skin. Wait
until the oil filler plug is cool enough
to touch with your bare hands before
inspecting transaxle oil.
Clutch Pedal
Fuel Filter
Cable control clutch
(For Manual Transaxle Model)
The fuel filter is located on the way of the
fuel hose line under the vehicle body.
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
(3)
NOTICE
When tightening the plug, apply the
following sealing compound or
equivalent to the plug threads to prevent oil leakage.
Manual transaxle sealant:
MARUTI SUZUKI Bond No. “1216E”
or “1217G”
Gear Oil Change
Since special procedures, materials and
tools are required, it is recommended that
you trust this job to your authorized
MARUTI SUZUKI dealer.
(1)
(2)
53MM07011
54G274
Clutch pedal play “d”:
10 - 15 mm (0.4 - 0.6 in.)
Measure the clutch pedal play by moving
the clutch pedal with your hand and measuring the distance it moves until you feel
slight resistance. The play in the clutch
pedal should be between the specified values. If the play is more or less than the
above, or clutch dragging is felt with the
pedal fully depressed, have the clutch
inspected by your MARUTI SUZUKI
dealer.
(1) Fuel filter
(2) Fuel inlet hose
(3) Fuel outlet hose
Replace the Fuel Filter
Since special procedures are required, we
recommend you take your vehicle to your
MARUTI SUZUKI dealer for fuel filter
replacement.
7-17
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Brakes
WARNING
Brake Fluid
EXAMPLE
53M-09-028
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 MARUTI GENUINE
BRAKE FLUID (MGBF).
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 MARUTI SUZUKI
dealer to inspect the brake system.
• A rapid fluid loss indicates a leak in
the brake system which should be
inspected by your MARUTI SUZUKI
dealer immediately.
• Do not use any fluid other than
MARUTI GENUINE BRAKE FLUID
(MGBF) 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.
NOTE:
With disc brakes, the fluid level can be
expected to gradually fall as the brake
pads wear.
Brake Pedal
Check if the brake pedal stops at the regular height without “spongy” feeling when
you depress it. If not, have the brake system inspected by your MARUTI SUZUKI
dealer. If you doubt the brake pedal for the
regular height, check it as follows:
CAUTION
Brake fluid can harm your eyes and
damage painted surfaces. Use caution when refilling the reservoir.
7-18
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Parking Brake
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
53M-09-029
Pedal to floor carpet minimum distance “a”:
ALTO 800: 72 mm (2.8 in.)
ALTO K10: 79 mm (3.1 in.)
With the engine running, measure the distance between the brake pedal and floor
carpet when the pedal is depressed with
approximately 30 kg (66 lbs) of force. The
minimum distance required is as specified.
Since your vehicle’s brake system is selfadjusting, there is no need for pedal
adjustment.
If the pedal to floor carpet distance as
measured above is less than the minimum
distance required, have your vehicle
inspected by your MARUTI SUZUKI dealer.
NOTE:
When measuring the distance between the
brake pedal and floor wall, be sure not to
include any accessory floor mat or rubber
mat on the floor carpet in your measurement.
EXAMPLE
60G104S
54G109
WARNING
If you experience any of the following
problems with your vehicle’s brake
system, have the vehicle inspected
immediately by your MARUTI SUZUKI
dealer.
• Poor braking performance
• Uneven braking (brakes not working uniformly on all wheels).
• Excessive pedal travel
• Brake dragging
• Excessive noise
• Pedal pulsation (pedal pulsates
when depressed).
Ratchet tooth specification “b”:
4th – 9th
Lever pull force (1):
200 N (20 kg, 44 lbs)
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 MARUTI SUZUKI
dealer.
7-19
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Steering
Tires
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
53M-09-032
Steering wheel play “c”:
0 – 30 mm (0.0 – 1.2 in.)
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 MARUTI SUZUKI dealer.
WARNING
53M-09-033
The front and rear tire pressure specifications for your vehicle are listed on the Tire
Information Label. Both the front and rear
tires should have the specified tire pressure.
Tire Inspection
• 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.
Overinflation can cause the tire to
burst, resulting in personal injury.
Overinflation can also cause
unusual handling characteristics
which may result in an accident.
EXAMPLE
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.
53M-09-034
7-20
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
(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
damage should be replaced. If any tires
show abnormal wear, have them
inspected by your MARUTI SUZUKI
dealer.
CAUTION
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 MARUTI SUZUKI dealer.
4) Check for loose wheel nuts.
5) Check that there are no nails, stones or
other objects sticking into the tires.
WARNING
• Your MARUTI 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 MARUTI
SUZUKI as standard or optional
equipment for your vehicle.
• 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.
• Therefore, use only those wheel
and tire combinations approved by
MARUTI SUZUKI as standard or
optional equipment for your vehicle.
NOTICE
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.
Tire Rotation
53M-09-035
To avoid uneven wear of your tires and to
prolong their life, rotate the tires as illustrated. Tires should be rotated as mentioned in periodic maintenance schedule.
After rotation, adjust front and rear tire
pressures to the specification listed on
your vehicle’s Tire Information Label.
Wheel Balancing
If the vehicle vibrates abnormally on
smooth road, have the wheel balanced at
Maruti Suzuki Authorized Workshop.
Wheel Alignment
In case of abnormal tire wear or pulling
towards one side, have the wheel aligned
at Maruti Suzuki Authorized Workshop.
7-21
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Tubeless Tires (If equipped)
The vehicle is equipped with Tubeless
Tires. In tubeless tire, a thin layer of butyl
rubber is used for lining the inside of the
tubeless tire. This layer is to prevent air
loss and fulfilling the purpose of tube. The
air pressure is maintained by the sealing
between tire bead and wheel rim. Tubeless
tires are having advantage of slow air loss
and preventing sudden deflation while driving.
Care and maintenance tips for tubeless
tires
1) Always maintain recommended inflation
pressure. Driving continuously at low
inflation pressure can lead to tire damage.
2) In case any leakage is found, check for
any nail penetration/valve core damage or rim bent. Damaged wheel must
not be used.
3) In case tire has run at low pressure, it
must be inspected for any defect.
4) Whenever new tire is fitted, replace the
valve.
5) If continuous high speed driving is
required, increase tires pressure by
5 psi over recommended inflation pressure.
6) Never run the tire beyond TWI (Tread
Wear Indicator). The tire is recommended to be replaced when the
remaining tread has worn to this point.
The indicators are spaced across the
tread around the tire marked by a triangular symbol (TWI).
7) Always prefer tubeless tire mounting
machine. In case of manual mountingtire/wheel rim damage may occur.
8) In case of any problem, please get in
touch with Maruti Suzuki Authorized
Workshop.
Battery
WARNING
• Batteries
produce
flammable
hydrogen gas. Keep flames and
sparks away from the battery or an
explosion may occur. Never smoke
when working in the vicinity of the
battery.
• 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.
• 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.
• Diluted sulfuric acid spilled from
battery can cause blindness or
severe burns. Use proper eye protection and gloves. Flush eyes or
body with ample water and get
medical care immediately if suffered.
• Keep batteries out of the reach of
children.
7-22
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Replacement of the battery
EXAMPLE
To install the battery:
1) Install the battery in the reverse order of
removal.
2) Tighten the retainer nuts and battery
cables securely.
EXAMPLE
NOTE:
When the battery is disconnected, some of
the vehicle’s function will be initialized and/
or deactivated.
These function are required to reset after
the battery is reconnected.
Fuses
Your vehicle has three types of fuses, as
described below:
53m-09-036
The level of the battery solution must be
kept between the “MAX” and the “MIN”
level lines at all times. If the level is found
to be below the “MIN” level line, add distilled water to bring level between “MAX”
and “MIN”. You should, however, periodically check the battery, battery terminals,
and battery holddown 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.
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.
CAUTION
Do not overfill the battery with distilled water in order to avoid spillage.
53M-09-037
To remove the battery:
1) Disconnect the negative cable (1).
2) Disconnect the positive cable (2).
3) Remove the retainer bolts (3) and
remove the retainer (4).
4) Remove the battery along with cover
assembly (5) (if equipped).
NOTICE
• Ensure that battery should not be
removed without cover assembly.
• When the battery is reassembled
into the vehicle, kindly ensure that
battery cover is also installed along
with battery.
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. To remove a fuse, use the fuse puller
provided in the fuse box.
7-23
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
53M-09-038
Fuses in the Engine Compartment
ALTO 800
53M-09-039
MAIN FUSE / PRIMARY FUSE
(1)
–
Blank
(2)
–
Blank
(3)
–
Blank
(4)
–
Blank
(5)
50A Ignition switch fuse
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
(13)
(14)
(15)
(16)
(17)
(18)
(19)
(20)
(21)
(22)
(23)
50A
15A
15A
–
–
–
–
–
80A
–
–
30A
15A
10A
–
–
–
30A
Battery1
Headlight (left) fuse
Headlight (right) fuse
Blank
Radiator fan relay
Blank
Blank
Blank
All electric load
Blank
Main relay
Radiator fan fuse
Fuel injection fuse
A/c compressor fuse
Fuel pump relay
Blank
Blank
Battery 2 fuse
Fuses in the Engine Compartment
ALTO K10
53M-09-040
MAIN FUSE / PRIMARY FUSE
(1)
—
Blank
(2)
—
Blank
(3)
10A
Font fog light
(4)
—
(5)
50A
A/c compressor relay
Ignition switch fuse
(6)
50A
Battery1
(7)
15A
Headlight (left) fuse
(8)
15A
(9)
—
Blank
(10)
—
Radiator fan relay
(11)
—
Blank
(12)
—
Blank
(13)
—
Blank
Headlight (right) fuse
7-24
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
(14)
80A
All electric load
(15)
—
Blank
(16)
—
Main relay
(17)
30A
Radiator fan fuse
(18)
15A
Fuel injection fuse
(19)
10A
Air compressor fuse
(20)
—
Fuel pump relay
(21)
7.5A
Automated Manual Transaxle (if equipped)
(22)
40A
Automated Manual Transaxle pump (if equipped)
(23)
30A
Battery 2
The main fuse, primary fuses and some of
the individual fuses are located in the
engine compartment. If the main fuse
blows, no electrical component will function. If a primary fuse blows, no electrical
component in the corresponding load
group will function. When replacing the
main fuse, a primary fuse or an individual
fuse, use a Maruti Genuine replacement.
To remove a fuse, use the fuse puller provided in the fuse box. The amperage of
each fuse is shown in side the fuse box
cover.
Fuses under the Dash Board
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
OK
BLOWN
60G111
68KH078
WARNING
ALTO 800
If the main fuse or a primary fuse
blows, be sure to have your vehicle
inspected by an authorized MARUTI
SUZUKI dealer. Always use a genuine
MARUTI replacement. Never use a
substitute such as a wire even for a
temporary repair, or extensive electrical damage and a fire can result.
NOTE:
Make sure that the fuse box always carries
spare fuses and fuse puller.
53M-09-043
7-25
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
SECONDARY FUSE
(1)
10A IG2 SIG
(2)
15A Wiper
(3)
–
Blank
(4)
–
Blank
(5)
30A Blower motor
(6)
10A Stop light
(7)
10A Tail light
(8)
15A Audio
(9)
20A Door lock
(10)
–
Blank
(11) 15A Accessory
(12)
–
Blank
(13) 30A Power window
(14) 15A Ignition switch
(15) 10A Turn signal light
(16) 10A Meter
(17) 7.5A Air bag
(18)
–
Blank
(19)
–
Blank
(20)
–
Blank
(21) 30A Power steering
(22) 30A ST SIG
(23) 15A Horn/Hazard
ALTO K10
53M-09-044
SECONDARY FUSE
(1)
10A IG2 SIG
(2)
15A Wiper
(3)
–
Blank
Automated Manual Tran(4)
7.5A
saxle 2 (if equipped)
(5)
30A Blower motor
(6)
10A Stop light
(7)
10A Tail light
(8)
15A Audio
(9)
20A Door lock
(10)
–
Blank
(11)
15A Accessory
(12)
–
Blank
(13)
30A Power window
(14)
15A Ignition switch
(15)
(16)
(17)
(18)
(19)
(20)
(21)
(22)
(23)
10A
10A
7.5A
7.5A
–
–
30A
30A
15A
Turn signal light
Meter
Air bag
IG1 SIG
Blank
Blank
Power steering
ST SIG
Horn/Hazard
EXAMPLE
53M-09-045
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
MARUTI SUZUKI dealer.
7-26
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Bulb Replacement
CAUTION
• 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.
NOTICE
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.
NOTICE
Frequent replacement of a bulb indicates the need for an inspection of
the electrical system. This should be
carried out by your MARUTI SUZUKI
dealer.
Interior Light
Headlight
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
53M-09-046
Pull down the lens by using a flat blade
screwdriver covered with a soft cloth as
shown. To install it, simply push it back in.
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.
53M-09-049
Disconnect the coupler (1). Remove the
sealing rubber (2). Push the retaining
spring (3) forward and unhook it. Then
remove the bulb. Install a new bulb in the
reverse order.
7-27
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Side Turn Signal Light
Front turn signal light (1)
Front position light (2)
(1) Removal
(2) Installation
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.
ALTO 800
EXAMPLE
(2)
Bulb
(1)
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
53M-09-050
Pull down the lens by using a flat blade
screwdriver covered with a soft cloth as
shown. The bulb can be removed by simply pulling it out. Then remove the bulb.
Install a new bulb in the reverse order.
53MM07001
ALTO K10
Other General Lights
53M-09-052
EXAMPLE
(3) Removal
(4) Installation
Bulb holder
EXAMPLE
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.
53M-09-051
You can access the individual bulb or bulb
holders as follows.
53M-09-054
7-28
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Rear combination light
Wiper Blades
License plate light
ALTO 800
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
53M-09-057
53M-09-055
High-mount stop light
53M-09-059
If the wiper blades become brittle or damaged, or make streaks when wiping,
replace the wiper blades.
ALTO K10
To install new wiper blades, follow the procedures below.
NOTICE
To avoid scratching or breaking the
window, do not let the wiper arm
strike the window while replacing the
wiper blade.
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
53M-09-058
53M-09-056
Remove the screw (1). Remove the combination light (2) by pulling it outside.
NOTE:
Some wiper blades may be different from
the ones described here depending on
vehicle specifications. If so, consult your
MARUTI SUZUKI dealer for proper
replacement method.
7-29
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
For windshield wipers:
2) Squeeze lock (1) towards wiper arm (2)
and remove the wiper frame from the
arm as shown.
3) Unlock the lock end of the wiper blade
and slide the blade out as shown.
Removal
EXAMPLE
4) If the new blade is provided without the
two metal retainers, move them from
the old blade to the new one.
EXAMPLE
53M-09-060
1) Hold the wiper arm away from the window
.
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.
53M-09-064
EXAMPLE
60A260
Installation
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
53M-09-065
54G132
53M-09-061
(A) Up
(B) Down
(1) Locked end
7-30
53MH0-74E
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
NOTE:
When you install the metal retainers (3),
make sure the direction of metal retainers
as shown in the above illustrations.
Windshield Washer Fluid
Air Conditioning System
Front
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
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. Lock the
blade end into place.
6) Reinstall wiper frame to arm, making
sure that the lock lever is snapped
securely into the arm.
53M-09-066
Check that there is washer fluid in the tank.
Refill it if necessary. Use a good quality
windshield washer fluid, diluted with water
as necessary.
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.
NOTICE
Damage may result if the washer
motor is operated with no fluid in the
washer tank.
7-31
53MH0-74E
EMERGENCY SERVICE
EMERGENCY SERVICE
Tire Changing Tool .................................................................8-1
Jacking Instructions ...............................................................8-1
Changing Wheels ....................................................................8-4
Jump Starting Instructions ....................................................8-5
Towing ......................................................................................8-6
If the Starter Does Not Operate ..............................................8-6
If the Engine is Flooded ..........................................................8-6
If the Engine Overheats ..........................................................8-7
Warning Triangle .....................................................................8-8
8
53MH0-74E
EMERGENCY SERVICE
Tire Changing Tool
The jack handle and wheel brace are
stowed in the storage bag.
EXAMPLE
CAUTION
The jack should be used only to
change wheels. It is important to read
the jacking instructions in this section before attempting to use the
jack.
(1)
Jacking Instructions
EXAMPLE
53MH0801
EXAMPLE
68KH091
To remove the spare tire, turn its bolt (1)
counterclockwise and remove it.
To remove the jack, remove the spare tire
and turn the jacks shaft counterclockwise
and pull the jack out of the storage bracket.
To stow the jack, place it in the storage
bracket and turn the shaft clockwise until
the jack is securely held in place.
WARNING
74LHT0807
The jack (1) is stowed below the luggage
compartment board as shown in the above
illustration.
After using the tire changing tools, be
sure to stow them securely or they
can cause injury if an accident
occurs.
52KM119
1) Place the vehicle on level, hard ground.
2) Set the parking brake firmly and shift
into “R” (Reverse) if your vehicle has a
manual transaxle.
WARNING
• Be sure to shift into “R” (Reverse)
when you jack up the vehicle.
• Never jack up the vehicle with the
transaxle in “N” (Neutral). Otherwise, unstable jack may cause an
accident.
8-1
53MH0-74E
EMERGENCY SERVICE
3) Turn on the hazard warning flasher if
your vehicle is near traffic.
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.
WARNING
EXAMPLE
53MH0804
EXAMPLE
54G253
EXAMPLE
6) Position the jack vertically and raise the
jack by turning the jack handle clockwise until the jack head groove fits
around the jacking bar beneath the
vehicle body. See illustrations.
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
on level, hard ground.
• 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 suspension arm boss.
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.
To Raise the Vehicle with a Garage Jack
• Apply the garage jack to one of the
points indicated below.
53MH0803
8-2
53MH0-74E
EMERGENCY SERVICE
EXAMPLE
(1)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Front
Rear
Jack bracket
Rear axle
Jacking point for garage jack
NOTICE
Never apply a garage jack to the
exhaust pipe or engine undercover
and rear torsion beam.
(3)
NOTE:
For more details, please contact an authorized MARUTI SUZUKI dealer.
(4)
(1)
(2)
(4)
(5)
53MH0805
8-3
53MH0-74E
EMERGENCY SERVICE
Changing Wheels
To change a wheel, use the following procedure:
Full Wheel Cover (if equipped)
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
1) Clear all passengers and luggage from
the vehicle.
NOTE:
Jack and the tools are located below the
luggage compartment board.
2) Remove the jack, tools and spare wheel
from the vehicle.
3) Loosen, but do not remove the wheel
nuts.
4) Jack up the vehicle.
5) Remove the wheel nuts and wheel.
6) Before installing the new wheel, clean
any mud or dirt off from the surface of
the wheel and hub with a clean cloth.
Clean the hub carefully; it may be hot
from driving.
7) 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.
53M-10-010
53M-10-009
Tightening torque for wheel nut
85 Nm (8.5 kg-m, 61.5 lb-ft)
8) Lower the jack and fully tighten the nuts
in a crisscross fashion with a wrench as
shown in the illustration.
WARNING
Use genuine wheel nuts and tighten
them to the specified torque as soon
as possible after changing wheels.
Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly
tightened wheel nuts may come
loose or fall off, which can result in
an accident. If you do not have a
torque wrench, have the wheel nut
torque checked by an authorized
SUZUKI dealer.
Insert a piece of cloth between the spokes
of the wheel cover and try to pull the cover
outward (as shown in figure). Take out the
detached wheel cover from the wheel rim.
For installation first match the slot at the
wheel cover with the air filling nozzle of the
wheel. Apply equal pressure at the circumference of the wheel cover to fix it in the
wheel rim.
EXAMPLE
54G117
When installing the cover, make sure that it
is positioned so that it does not cover or
foul the air valve.
8-4
53MH0-74E
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 jump lead connections, be certain that your hands
and the jump leads 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 in the vicinity of 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 MARUTI 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.
3) Make jump lead connections as follows:
NOTICE
Your vehicle should not be started by
pushing or towing. This starting
method could result in permanent
damage to the catalytic converter.
Use jump leads to start a vehicle with
a weak or flat battery.
When Jump Starting Your Vehicle,
Use the Following Procedure:
1) Use only a 12-volt battery to jump start
your vehicle. Position the good 12-volt
battery close to your vehicle so that the
jump leads 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.
2) Turn off all vehicle accessories, except
those necessary for safety reasons (for
example, headlights or hazard lights).
EXAMPLE
1. Connect one end of the first jump
lead to the positive (+) terminal of
the flat battery (1).
2. Connect the other end to the positive
(+) terminal of the booster battery
(2).
3. Connect one end of the second jump
lead 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 flat battery (1).
WARNING
Never connect the jump lead directly
to the negative (–) terminal of the discharged battery, or an explosion may
occur.
4) If the booster battery you are using is
fitted to 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
flat battery.
6) Remove the jump leads in the exact
reverse order in which you connected
them.
53M-10-012
8-5
53MH0-74E
EMERGENCY SERVICE
Towing
NOTICE
If you need to have your vehicle towed,
contact a professional service. Your dealer
can provide you with detailed towing
instructions.
NOTICE
To help avoid damage to your vehicle
during towing, proper equipment and
towing procedures must be used.
2-Wheel Drive (2WD) Manual Transaxle
or Automated Manual Transaxle
Manual transaxle vehicles or Automated
Manual Transaxle may be towed using
either of the following methods.
1) From the front, with the front wheels
lifted and the rear wheels on the
ground. Before towing, make sure that
the parking brake is released.
2) From the rear, with the rear wheels
lifted and the front wheels on the
ground, provided the steering and
drivetrain are in operational condition.
Before towing, make sure that transaxle
is in neutral, the steering wheel is
unlocked (the ignition key should be in
the “ACC” position), and the steering
wheel is secured with a clamping
device designed for towing service.
After shifting the auto gear shift gearshift lever to the “N” position, always
check the gear position indicator in
the instrument cluster shows the “N”
position to make sure that the
transaxle is disengaged.
If the transaxle cannot be put in neutral, turn the key from the “OFF” to
the “ON” position, and move the auto
gear shift gearshift lever from “N” to
“D”, “M” or “R”, then back to “N”
again. Then turn the key from the
“ON” to the “OFF” position.
These procedures may help put the
transaxle in neutral. If the transaxle
still cannot be put in neutral, you cannot tow the vehicle without using a
towing dolly.
NOTICE
The steering column is not strong
enough to withstand shocks transmitted from the front wheels during
towing. Always unlock the steering
wheel before towing.
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 is flat or the battery
terminal contact is poor. Recharge the
battery or correct battery terminal contact as 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 MARUTI SUZUKI dealer.
If the Engine is Flooded
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).
8-6
53MH0-74E
EMERGENCY SERVICE
If the Engine Overheats
The engine could overheat temporarily
under severe driving conditions. If the high
engine coolant temperature warning light
comes on as overheating 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 high
engine coolant temperature warning
light goes 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.
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.)
NOTE:
If your engine overheats and you are
unsure what to do, contact your MARUTI
SUZUKI dealer.
WARNING
• It is hazardous to remove the radiator cap (or degassing tank cap for a
diesel engine) 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 help prevent personal injury,
keep hands, tools and clothing
away from the engine cooling fan
and
air-conditioner
fan
(if
equipped). These electric fans can
automatically turn on without warning.
If the high engine coolant temperature
warning light does not go off:
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.
65D614
8-7
53MH0-74E
EMERGENCY SERVICE
Warning Triangle
EXAMPLE
53M-10-014
In case of vehicle break-down or during
emergency stopping, where, your vehicle
could become a potential traffic hazard,
keep the warning triangle, provided with
your vehicle, on the road free from any
obstacles behind your vehicle so as to
warn the approaching traffic, at an approximate distance of 50-100 m. The reflecting
side of the triangle should face the on coming traffic. Please activate the hazard
warning lamps before alighting the vehicle
to keep the warning triangle.
EXAMPLE
• Remove the warning triangle carefully
from the cover as shown by arrow 1.
• Open both the reflector arms as shown
by arrow and lock the arms with each
other with the clip provided in the right
arm. Open the bottom stand in counter
clock-wise direction as shown by arrow
3. Position the warning triangle behind
the vehicle on a plain surface.
• Reverse the removal procedure for keeping inside the cover.
EXAMPLE
53M-10-016
53M-10-015
8-8
53MH0-74E
APPEARANCE CARE
APPEARANCE CARE
Corrosion Prevention ......................................................... 9-1
Vehicle Cleaning ................................................................. 9-2
9
53MH0-74E
APPEARANCE CARE
Corrosion Prevention
It is important to take good care of your
vehicle to protect it from corrosion. Listed
below are instructions for how to maintain
your vehicle to prevent corrosion. Please
read and follow these instructions carefully.
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 abrasion by 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
vehicle which are not well ventilated to
permit quick drying.
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. 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.
For washing instructions, refer to the “Vehicle Cleaning” section.
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. 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.
Keep passenger and luggage 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.
Certain cargos 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.
9-1
53MH0-74E
APPEARANCE CARE
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.
Vehicle Cleaning
Cleaning the Interior
EXAMPLE
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.
76G044S
WARNING
When cleaning the interior or exterior
of the vehicle, NEVER USE flammable
solvents such as lacquer thinners,
gasoline, benzene or cleaning materials such as bleaches or strong
household detergents. The materials
could cause personal injury or damage to the vehicle.
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, 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.
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.
Vinyl floor mats
Ordinary dirt can be removed from vinyl
with water or mild soap. Use a brush to
help loosen dirt. After the dirt is loosened,
rinse the mat thoroughly with water and
dry it in the shade.
9-2
53MH0-74E
APPEARANCE CARE
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.
Washing
When washing the vehicle, park it where
direct sunlight does not fall on it and 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.
EXAMPLE
NOTICE
Cleaning the Exterior
NOTICE
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.
Caring for Aluminum Wheels
NOTE:
• Do not use an acidic or alkaline detergent to wash aluminum wheels. These
types of detergent will cause permanent
spots, discoloration and cracks on finished surfaces.
• Do not use a bristle brush and soap containing an abrasive material. These will
damage finished surfaces.
60B212S
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:
• 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.
NOTICE
To avoid damage to the paint or plastic surface, do not wipe the dirt off
without ample water. Be sure to follow above procedure.
9-3
53MH0-74E
APPEARANCE CARE
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.
NOTICE
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.
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.
NOTICE
If you use an automatic car wash,
make sure that your vehicle’s body
parts, such as spoilers, cannot be
damaged. If you are in doubt, consult
the car wash operator for advice.
Waxing
EXAMPLE
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.
9-4
53MH0-74E
GENERAL INFORMATION
GENERAL INFORMATION
Vehicle Identification .......................................................... 10-1
10
53MH0-74E
GENERAL INFORMATION
Vehicle Identification
Engine Serial Number
Chassis Serial Number
ALTO 800
53M-12-001
The chassis and/or engine serial numbers
are used to register the vehicle. They are
also used to assist your dealer when ordering or referring to special service information. Whenever you have occasion to
consult your MARUTI SUZUKI dealer,
remember to identify your vehicle with this
number. Should you find the number difficult to read, you will also find it on the identification plate.
The engine serial number is stamped on
the cylinder block as shown in the illustration.
53M-12-002
ALTO K10
53M-12-003
10-1
53MH0-74E
SPECIFICATIONS
SPECIFICATIONS
NOTE:
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
ITEM: Dimensions
UNIT: mm
ALTO 800
ALTO K10
3430
3545
With Body Side Molding
1515
1515
Without Body Side Molding
1490
1490
Overall height
1475
1475
Wheelbase
2360
2360
Track Front
1295
1295
Rear
1290
1290
Ground clearance
160
160
ALTO 800
ALTO K10
695-727
740-755
1185
1210
Front
630
630
Rear
630
630
Overall length
Overall width
ITEM: Mass (weight)
UNIT: kg
Curb mass (weight)
Gross vehicle mass (weight) rating
Permissible maximum Axle Weight
11
11-1
53MH0-74E
SPECIFICATIONS
ITEM: Engine
Type
Number of cylinders
Bore
Stroke
Piston displacement
Compression ratio
ALTO 800
ALTO K10
F8D
K10B
3
3
68.5 mm
73 mm
72.0 mm
79.5 mm
796 cm3 (796 cc)
998 cm3 (998 cc)
10.95 ± 0.4 : 1
11 ± 0.4 : 1
ITEM: Electrical
ALTO 800
Standard spark plug
Nickel plug
ALTO K10
NGK DCPR7E, BOSCH YR7DC
NGK, KR6A-10
Battery
12V 34B19
12V 34B19
Fuses
See “INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE” section.
11-2
53MH0-74E
SPECIFICATIONS
ITEM: Lights
ALTO 800
WATTAGE
Headlight
Turn signal light
Side turn signal light
Position light
Brake/tail light
ALTO K10
BULB No.
WATTAGE
12V 60/55W
BULB No.
12V 60/55W
H4
Front
12V 21W
P21W
Rear
12V 21W
PY21W
12V 21W
PY21W
12V 5W
W5W
12V 5W
W5W
12V 21W
H4
PY21W
12V 5W
W5W
12V 5W
W5W
12V 21/5W
P21/5W
12V 21/5W
P21/5W
License plate light
12V 5W
W5W
12V 5W
W5W
Reversing light
12V 21W
P21W
12V 21W
P21W
Interior light
12V 8W
–
12V 8W
–
High mount stop light
12V 16W
W16W
12V 16W
W16W
11-3
53MH0-74E
SPECIFICATIONS
ITEM: Wheels and Tires
Tire size, front and rear
Rim size
Tire pressures
ALTO 800
ALTO K10
145/80R12 74S*1
155/65 R13 73S*1
145/80R12 74H*1
155/65 R13 73T*1
145/80R12 74T*1
—
145/80R12 74S*1: 12 × 3.50B
155/65 R13 73S*1 : 13X4 1/2J
145/80R12 74H*1: 12 × 3.50B
155/65 R13 73T*1 : 13X4 1/2J
145/80R12 74T*1: 12 × 3.50B
—
For the specified tire pressure, see the Tire Information Label located the driver’s door
lock pillar.
*1: When tire replacement is necessary and if the specified load index and speed rated tire is not available, then use a tire of higher load
index and speed rating.
ITEM: Capacities (approx.)
Coolant (including reservoir tank)
ALTO 800
ALTO K10
3.5 L
4.5 L
Fuel tank
35 L
35 L
Engine oil
3.0 L (replacement with oil filter)
2.8 L (replacement with oil filter)
1.5 L
1.45 L
Transaxle oil
11-4
53MH0-74E
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertisement