Cold Weather Operation

To prevent possible engine damage while starting at low temperatures, this vehicle will inhibit engine cranking when the ambient temperature is less than 22 F (30 C) and the oil temperature sensor reading indicates an engine block heater has not been used. An externallypowered electric engine block heater is available as optional equipment or from your authorized dealer.

The message plug in engine heater will be displayed in the instrument cluster when the ambient temperature is below 5 F (15 C) at the time the engine is shut off as a reminder to avoid possible crank delays at the next cold start.

Use of the recommended SAE 5W-30 oil and adhering to the prescribed oil change CAUTION!

Use of the recommended SAE 5W-30 oil and adhering to the prescribed oil change intervals is important to prevent engine damage and ensure satisfactory starting in cold conditions.

Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into the throttle body air inlet WARNING!

Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire causing serious personal injury.

 Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started. Vehicles equipped CAUTION!

Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and damage the converter and vehicle.
To prevent damage to the starter, do not continuously crank the engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to 15 seconds before trying again.

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