Theft deterrent system

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Immobilizer system

The vehicle's keys have built-in transponder chips that prevent the hybrid
system from starting if the key has not been previously registered in the
vehicle's on-board computer.
Never leave the keys inside the vehicle when you leave the vehicle.

The indicator light flashes after

The indicator light flashes after
the “POWER” switch has been
turned off to indicate that the
system is operating.

System maintenance

The vehicle has a maintenance-free type immobilizer system.

Conditions affecting operation

Depending on surrounding environment and conditions, the immobilizer system
may not operate properly. This may prevent the hybrid system from starting.

Certifications for the immobilizer system

This system meets the certification requirements of Radio Law.
- For vehicles sold in the U.S.A.
FCC ID: NI4TMIMB-1.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.

FCC WARNING:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
- For vehicles sold in Canada.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference
that may cause undesired operation of the device.

CAUTION:
Certifications for the immobilizer system
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

NOTICE:
To ensure the system correctly
Do not modify and remove the system. If modified or removed, the proper operation
of the system cannot be guaranteed.

Alarm

The system sounds the alarm and flashes the lights when forcible entry is
detected.

Triggering of the alarm

The alarm is triggered in the following situations:
A locked door is unlocked or opened in any way other than using
the entry function, wireless remote control or mechanical key
with the alarm being set.
The hood is opened with the alarm being set.

Setting the alarm system

Close the doors and hood, and

Close the doors and hood, and
lock all the doors.
The system will be set automatically
after 30 seconds.
The indicator light changes from
being on to flashing when the
system is set.

Deactivating or stopping the alarm

Do one of the following to deactivate or stop the alarms:
Unlock the doors.
Start the hybrid system. (The alarm will be deactivated or stopped
after a few seconds.)

Items to check before locking the vehicle

To prevent unexpected triggering of the alarm and vehicle theft, make sure of the
following:
Nobody is in the vehicle.
The windows and moon roof are closed before the alarm is set.
No valuables or other personal items are left in the vehicle.

Triggering of the alarm

The alarm may be triggered in the following situations:
(Stopping the alarm deactivates the alarm system.)
A person inside the vehicle opens a door or the hood.
The 12-volt battery is recharged or replaced when the vehicle is locked.

NOTICE:
To ensure the system correctly
Do not modify and remove the system. If modified or removed, the proper operation
of the system cannot be guaranteed.

Theft prevention labels (for U.S.A.)

These labels are attached to the

These labels are attached to the
vehicle to reduce vehicle theft
by facilitating the tracing and
recovery of parts from stolen
vehicles. Do not remove under
penalty of law.

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