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belt fits them properly without the booster.

Some states and Canadian provinces also require children to use a booster seat until they reach a given age or weight (e.g., 6 years or 60 lbs). Be sure to check current laws in the states or provinces where you intend

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When Can a Larger Child Ride in This Vehicle The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that all children age 12 and under be properly restrained in a back seat.

PhysicalSize Physically, a child must be large enough for the lap/shoulder belt to properly fit (see page belt does not fit properly, with or without the child sitting on a booster, the child should not sit in this vehicle.

). If the seat

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If the passenger’s airbag inflates in a moderate to severe frontal collision, the airbag can cause serious injuries to a child who is unrestrained, improperly restrained, sitting too close to the airbag, or out of position.

Maturity To safely ride in this vehicle, a child must be able to follow the rules, including sitting properly, and wearing the seat belt properly throughout ride.

Of course, children vary widely. And while age may be one indicator of when a child can safely ride in this vehicle. There are other important factors you should consider.

Protecting Larger Children

If you decide that a child can safely ride in this vehicle, be sure to:

Carefully read the owner’s manual, and make sure you understand all seat belt instructions and all safety information.

Move the vehicle seat to the rear- most position.

Have the child sit up straight, back against the seat, and feet on or near the floor.

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Check that the child’s seat belt is properly and securely positioned.

Supervise the child. Even mature children sometimes need to be reminded to fasten the seat belts or sit properly.

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Devices intended to

Donotputanyaccessoriesona seatbelt. improve a child’s comfort or reposition the shoulder part of a seat belt can make the belt less effective and increase the chance of serious injury in a crash.

Protecting Larger Children

Additional Safety Precautions

Donotletachildwearaseatbelt This could result acrosstheneck. in serious neck injuries during a crash.

This could

Donotletachildputtheshoulder partofaseatbeltbehindtheback orunderthearm. cause very serious injuries during a crash. It also increases the chance that the child will slide under the belt in a crash and be injured.

Twochildrenshouldneverusethe sameseatbelt. could be very seriously injured in a crash.

If they do, they

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Your vehicle’s exhaust contains carbon monoxide gas. Carbon monoxide should not enter the vehicle in normal driving if you maintain your vehicle properly and follow the information on this page.

Have the exhaust system inspected for leaks whenever:

The vehicle is raised for an oil change.

You notice a change in the sound of the exhaust.

The vehicle was in an accident that may have damaged the underside.

Carbon monoxide gas is toxic. Breathing it can cause unconsciousness and even kill you.

Avoid any enclosed areas or activities that expose you to carbon monoxide.

High levels of carbon monoxide can collect rapidly in enclosed areas, such as a garage. Do not run the engine with the garage door closed. Even with the door open, run the engine only long enough to move the vehicle out of the garage.

Carbon Monoxide Hazard

With the trunk open, airflow can pull exhaust gas into your vehicle’s interior and create a hazardous condition. If you must drive with the trunk open, open all the windows, and set the heating and cooling system as shown below.

If you must sit in your parked vehicle with the engine running, even in an unconfined area, adjust the heating and cooling system as follows:

1. 2. 3. 4.

Select the fresh air mode. Select the mode. Set the fan speed to high. Set the temperature control to a comfortable setting.

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Safety Labels

These labels are in the locations shown. They warn you of potential hazards that could cause serious injury. Read these labels carefully.

If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U.S. dashboard label which may be removed by the owner), contact your dealer for a replacement.

DASHBOARD U.S.modelsonly

RADIATOR

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SUN VISOR U.S.models

Canadianmodels

BATTERY

U.S.models

HOOD

Canadianmodels

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Instruments and Controls

This section gives information about the controls and displays that contribute to the daily operation of your vehicle. All the essential controls are within easy reach.

Control Locations Instrument Panel Instrument Panel Indicators Gauges

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Odometer Trip meter Select Button Fuel Gauge Check Fuel Cap Message Temperature Gauge Outside Temperature

. 44 . 45 . 46 . 53 . 53 . 53 . 53 . 54 . 54 . 55

Indicator

................................... .................. ............................................

Maintenance Minder Clock

. 55 . 56 . 56

Controls Near the Steering

Wheel

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. 57

Windshield Wipers and

Washers

Turn Signal and Headlights Instrument Panel Brightness Hazard Warning Button Rear Window Defogger Keys and Locks Immobilizer System Ignition Switch Power Door Locks

....................................... ........... ........ ................. ................. ............................... ........................ ................................ ..........................

. 58 . 59 . 60 . 60 . 61 . 62 . 63 . 64 . 65

Trunk

Emergency Trunk Opener

Remote Transmitter Seats Power Windows Convertible Top Removable Hardtop Mirrors Parking Brake Interior Convenience Items

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Beverage Holder Accessory Power Socket Console Compartments Audio Panel Dashboard Lower Pocket

Interior Light

. 65 . 66 . 67 . 69 . 70 . 72 . 78 . 87 . 88 . 89 . 90 . 90 . 91 . 91 . 92 . 92

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Control Locations

HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P.130)

POWER DOOR LOCK (P.65)

POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.70)

MIRROR CONTROLS (P.87)

MANUAL TRANSMISSION (P.147)

ROOF SWITCH * (P.73) U.S. S2000 model is shown.

* If equipped.

:

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HEATING/COOLING CONTROLS (P.96, 100)



CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P.124)

AUDIO SYSTEM * (P.104)

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