Key Types and Functions

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This vehicle comes with the following keys:

Master Keys

Use the keys to start and stop the engine, and to lock and unlock all the doors and tailgate. You can also use the remote transmitter to lock and unlock the doors and tailgate.

Key Types and Functions

Key Types and Functions

All the keys have an immobilizer system. The immobilizer system helps to protect against vehicle theft.

The keys contain precision electronics. Adhere to the following advice to prevent damage to the electronics:
• Do not leave the keys in direct sunlight, or in locations with high temperature or high humidity.
• Do not drop the keys or set heavy objects on them.
• Keep the keys away from liquids.
• Do not take the keys apart except for replacing the battery. If the circuits in the keys are damaged, the engine may not start, and the remote transmitter may not work. If the keys do not work properly, have them inspected by a dealer. 

Valet Key

Can be used to start and stop the engine, and lock and unlock driver's door.

 Valet Key

 Valet Key

When you need to leave a key with a third party, leave the valet key.

Key Number Tag

Contains a number that you will need if you purchase a replacement key.

 Key Number Tag

 Key Number Tag

Keep the key number tag separate from the key in a safe place outside of your vehicle. If you wish to purchase an additional key, contact a dealer. If you lose your key and you cannot start the engine, contact a dealer.

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