New Vehicle Break-In

better in the long run if you follow these guidelines:Notice: The vehicle does not need an elaborate break-in. But it will perform better in the long run if you follow these guidelines:

  • Do not drive at any one constant speed, fast or slow, for the first 805 km (500 mi). Do not make full-throttle starts. Avoid downshifting to brake or slow the vehicle.
  • Avoid making hard stops for the first 322 km (200 mi) or so. During this time the new brake linings are not yet broken in. Hard stops with new linings can mean premature wear and earlier replacement. Follow this breaking-in guideline every time you get new brake linings.

Following break-in, engine speed and load can be gradually increased.

    See also:

    Navigation System
    If your vehicle has a navigation system, use of the system may result in the storage of destinations, addresses, telephone numbers, and other trip information. Refer to the navigation system ope ...

    Finish Damage
    Quickly repair minor chips and scratches with touch-up materials available from your dealer to avoid corrosion. Larger areas of finish damage can be corrected in your dealer's body and paint ...

    Playing a CD-R or CD-RW MP3
    (Tune): Turn to select MP3/WMA files. SEEK: Press to go to the start of the track, if more than 10 seconds have played. Press and hold or press multiple times to continue moving backward thro ...