Theft-Deterrent System

Theft-Deterrent System*

If the theft-deterrent system detects an inappropriate entry into the vehicle, which could result in the vehicle or its contents being stolen, the alarm alerts the surrounding area of an abnormality by sounding the horn and flashing the hazard WARNING lights.


The system will not function unless it's properly armed. So when you leave the vehicle, follow the arming procedure correctly.

β–Ό Operation

System triggering conditions

The horn sounds intermittently and the hazard WARNING lights flash for about 30 seconds when the system is triggered by any one of the following:

- Unlocking a door with the auxiliary key, door lock switch, or an inside door-lock knob.

- Forcing open a door, the hood or the liftgate.

- Opening the hood by operating the hood release handle.

- Switching the ignition ON without using the push button start.

If the system is triggered again, the lights and horn will activate until the driver's door or the liftgate is unlocked with the transmitter.

(With the advanced keyless function) The lights and horn can also be deactivated by pressing the request switch on a door.

NOTE

- The liftgate does not open while the theft-deterrent system is operating.

- For vehicles equipped with the power liftgate, the liftgate can be opened even while the theft-deterrent system is operating by pressing the power liftgate button on the transmitter or the electric liftgate opener switch while carrying the key.

- If the battery goes dead while the

theft-deterrent system is armed, the horn will activate and the hazard WARNING lights will flash when the battery is charged or replaced.

β–Ό How to Arm the System

1. Close the windows and the moonroof* securely.

2. Switch the ignition OFF.

3. Make sure the hood, the doors, and the liftgate are closed.

4. Press the lock button on the transmitter or lock the driver's door from the outside with the auxiliary key.

The hazard WARNING lights will flash once.

The following method will also arm the theft-deterrent system:

Press the door-lock switch β€œimage” while any door is open and then close all of the doors.

(With the advanced keyless function)

Press a request switch.


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The security indicator light in the instrument cluster flashes twice per second for 20 seconds.

*Some models. 3-49


5. After 20 seconds, the system is fully armed.

NOTE

- The theft-deterrent system can also be armed by activating the auto relock function with all the doors, the liftgate and the hood closed.

Refer to Transmitter on page 3-5.

- The system will disarm if one of the following operations takes place within 20 seconds after pressing the lock button:

- Unlocking any door.

- Opening any door.

- Opening the hood.

- Switching the ignition ON.

To rearm the system, do the arming procedure again.

- When the doors are locked by pressing the lock button on the transmitter or using the auxiliary key while the

theft-deterrent system is armed, the hazard WARNING lights will flash once to indicate that the system is armed.

β–Ό To Turn Off an Armed System

An armed system can be turned off using any one of the following methods:

- Pressing the unlock button on the transmitter.

- Starting the engine with the push button start.

- (With the advanced keyless function)

- Pressing a request switch on the doors.

The hazard WARNING lights will flash twice.


NOTE

When the doors are unlocked by pressing the unlock button on the transmitter while the theft-deterrent system is turned off, the hazard WARNING lights will flash twice to indicate that the system is turned off.

β–Ό To Stop the Alarm

A triggered alarm can be turned off using any one of the following methods:

- Pressing the unlock button on the transmitter.

- Starting the engine with the push button start.

- (With the advanced keyless function)

- Pressing a request switch on the doors.

- Pressing the electric liftgate opener while the key is being carried.

- Pressing the power liftgate button on the transmitter.

The hazard WARNING lights will flash twice.

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