Mitsubishi Outlander: Ignition switch - Starting and driving - Mitsubishi Outlander Owner's ManualMitsubishi Outlander: Ignition switch

[For vehicles equipped with the keyless operation system]

For information on operations for vehicles equipped with the keyless operation system, refer to Keyless operation system: Ignition switch on page 1-17.

[Except for vehicles equipped with the keyless operation system]

LOCK

LOCK

The engine is stopped and the steering wheel locked. The key can only be inserted and removed in this position.

ACC

The engine is stopped, but the audio system and other electric devices can be operated.

ON

The engine is running, and all the vehicles electrical devices can be operated.

START

The starter motor operates. Once the engine starts, let go of the key. The key will automatically return to the ON position.

NOTE:
● This vehicle is equipped with ignition switch illumination. The ignition switch illumination comes on while the drivers door is opened and remains on for about 30 seconds after the drivers door is closed. [Vehicles with the keyless entry system] When you get out of the vehicle and remove the ignition key, it will be illuminated for about 30 seconds. However, it will go off even while the illumination comes on if the ignition switch is set to ON position.
● Your vehicle is equipped with an electronic immobiliser. To start the engine, the ID code which the transponder inside the key sends must match the one registered to the immobiliser computer. Refer to Electronic immobiliser on page 1-4.

To remove the key

Press the key in the ACC position. While pressing the key turn it to the LOCK

Press the key in the ACC position. While pressing the key turn it to the LOCK position and then remove.

CAUTION:
● Do not remove the ignition key from the ignition switch while driving. The steering wheel will be locked, causing loss of control.
● If the engine is stopped while driving, the brake servomechanism will cease to function and braking efficiency will deteriorate. Also, the power steering system will not function and it will require greater manual effort to operate the steering.
● Do not leave the key in the ON position for a long time when the engine is not running, doing so will cause the battery to be discharged.
● Do not turn the key to the START position while the engine is running. Doing so could damage the starter motor.

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    Steering wheel lock
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