Maserati Levante 2023 Engine Starting User Manual
The Maserati Levante 2023 is a luxurious SUV that combines elegance, power, and cutting-edge technology. Among its many impressive features is its innovative engine starting system, which is designed to provide an exhilarating driving experience from the moment the engine is started. When you approach the Levante 2023 while holding the key fob, the advanced keyless entry system detects your presence and communicates with the engine. The anticipation grows as you settle into the driver’s seat.
The powerful engine of the Levante roars to life with the simple press of a button or the turn of a key, awakening the senses and setting the stage for an unforgettable driving experience. The engine starting system is designed for quick and dependable ignition, ensuring a smooth transition from off to on and getting you back on the road quickly. Finally, the engine starting system of the Maserati Levante 2023 is a combination of advanced technology and refined engineering. It guarantees a smooth and thrilling start to your driving experience, allowing you to enjoy every moment behind the wheel of this extraordinary luxury SUV.
Normal Starting of the Engine
It is dangerous to run the engine in an enclosed area. The engine consumes oxygen and discharges carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and other toxic gases in the atmosphere.
When doors are opened, the instrument cluster displays the model logo in the center and the complete odometer plus the open doors indicator in the lower part of the cluster.Before starting the engine, close the doors, adjust your seat, the inside and outside mirrors, fasten your seat belt and instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat belts.
The shift lever must be in P (Park) or N (Neutral) position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes before shifting into any driving gear (see “Automatic Transmission” in this section).
- Before starting the engine, switch off the electrical devices with a high power consumption (air-conditioning and heating system, heated rear window, headlights, etc.).
- Do not start the engine if the fuel level in the tank is low.
The keyless ignition allows the driver to operate the ignition device by pushing the center button, as long as the key fob is within the passenger compartment (check “Keys” in section “Before Starting” for further information). By pressing the brake pedal and pushing the START/STOP button the engine starts. Instrument cluster displays the initial sequence with warning light and analog instruments test routine and switch-on of the engine temperature indicators and fuel level. This happens if option “Key-On Display” was set in “Screen Setup” submenu for display switch-on (see chapter “TFT Display Setting and Menu Overview” in section “Dashboard Instruments and Controls”).
The current display subsequently sets up with the latest screenshot. If the engine fails to start, the starter will disengage automatically after 10 seconds. If you wish to stop the cranking of the engine prior to starting it, press the button again.
Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the accelerator pedal. If the driver only pushes the START/STOP button but does not press the brake pedal, the ignition device cycles to the ACC position (see “Keys” in section “Before Starting”) and the instrument cluster displays the latest screenshot. At the third press of the START/STOP button the ignition device returns to OFF position and the display powers down. At the fourth press of the START/STOP button the screen will display the message that invites you to press the brake pedal and push the START/STOP button to start the engine.
If the ignition device is left in the ACC or RUN (engine not running) position and the transmission is in P (Park), the system will automatically time out after 30 minutes of inactivity and the ignition device will switch to the OFF position. After starting the engine, the idle speed is controlled automatically and will decrease as the engine warms up.
Engine Start Failure
- Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Moreover, unburned fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and damage the converter and vehicle.
If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster cables may be used to obtain a start from a booster battery or the battery in another vehicle. This type of start can be dangerous if done improperly. See “Auxiliary Jump Start Procedure” in section “In an Emergency” for further information.
Flooded Engine Clearing
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the described procedures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel, move the shift lever in P (Park) position. Press and hold the brake pedal, push the accelerator all the way to the floor and hold it, then press and release the START/STOP button once. The starter will engage automatically, run for 10 seconds, and then disengage. Once this occurs, release the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the normal starting of the engine procedure. Starting and Driving with a Cold Engine Start-off slowly, avoiding sudden acceleration and rev the engine up at low medium speeds. High performance driving should be avoided until the engine temperature reaches 65-70°C (149-158°F).
- With the shift lever in P (Park), D (Drive) or R (Reverse) positions (see “Automatic Transmission” in this section) and vehicle standstill, press and release the START/STOP button to switch off the engine. A burst on the accelerator pedal before turning off the engine has no purpose and increases fuel consumption.
- If the shift lever is in N (Neutral) and the START/STOP button is pressed once, the instrument cluster will display a “Vehicle Not in Park” message and the engine will remain running.
Never leave a vehicle out of the P (Park) position; it could move and cause injuries to people nearby.
If the ignition device is left in the ACC or RUN (engine not running) position and the transmission is in P (Park), the system will automatically time out after 30 minutes of inactivity and the ignition device will switch to OFF position.
Engine Turn Off when in Automatic Start&Stop
When the engine has been turned off by the Start&Stop system, press and release the START/STOP button. The ignition device will return to the OFF position and the vehicle is off.
“Panic Stop” Strategy In panic conditions, if driver stops engine in any non-standard manner while driving at a speed over 5 MPH (8 km/h), the “Panic Stop” strategy can manage
the situation by checking gear change condition upon engine cutting, driver’s action on brakes, road condition (flat or slope) so as to set gear change to the most suitable condition.
Remote Start System
This system enables the key fob to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still maintaining security. The system has a range of approximately 300 ft (91 m). Obstructions between the vehicle and the key fob may reduce this range.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. If your key fob fails to operate from
a normal distance, check for these conditions:
- A weak battery in the key fob. The expected life of the battery is a minimum of three years.
Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radio.
Obstructions between the vehicle and the key fob.
How to use Remote Start
All of the following conditions must be met before the engine will remote start:
- System not disabled from previous remote start event.
Vehicle theft alarm not active.
- Doors closed.
- Hood closed.
- Trunk lid closed.
- Hazard lights switched off.
- Brake pedal not pressed by any passenger remained in the vehicle.
- Battery at an acceptable charge level.
- The shift lever is in P (Park) position.
- The vehicle transmission is in automatic mode.
- The remote start has not been activated yet two consecutive times.
If EPB (Electric Parking Brake) is not inserted, at key-off in some conditions the remote start system may not allow engine to start. We suggest to set “Auto Apply On” function through the switch on the right-side of the steering wheel (refer to “Parking Brake” in this section).
- Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless.
Keep key fobs away from children. Operation of the Remote Start System, windows, door locks or other controls could cause serious injury or death.
Engine Remote Start Abort Message on Instrument Cluster
The following messages will display on the instrument cluster if the vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start prematurely:
- “Remote Start Cancelled Door Open”.
“Remote Start Cancelled Trunk Open”.
“Remote Start Cancelled Fuel Low”.
- “Remote Start Cancelled Time Expired”.
- “Remote Start Disabled Start Vehicle to Reset”
The message on the instrument cluster stays active as long as the ignition device is in RUN position.
To enter Remote Start Mode
On some versions, the remote start button on key fob is replaced by the PANIC button.
Press and release the button on the key fob twice within five seconds. The vehicle doors will lock, position lights will flash and the horn will ring twice (if the “Sound Horn with Remote Start” function of the “Doors & Locks” submenu is activate using the MIA system, refer to “Functions of Settings Menu on MIA” in section “Dashboard Instruments and Controls”). Then, the engine will start and the vehicle will remain in the “Remote Start” mode for a 15-minute cycle.
- In case of an engine fault or low fuel level, the vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds.
- The position lights will turn on and remain lit during “Remote Start” mode. For security reasons, power window and power sunroof operation (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is in the “Remote Start” mode. The engine can be started two consecutive times (two 15-minute cycles) with the key fob. However, the ignition device must be cycled to the
- RUN position before you can repeat the start sequence for a third cycle.
To exit Remote Start Mode without Driving the Vehicle
Press and release the button one time or allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
To avoid unintentional shutdowns, the system will disable the one time press of the button for two seconds after receiving a valid “Remote Start” request.
To exit Remote Start Mode and Drive the Vehicle
Before the end of 15-minute cycle, press and release the button on the key fob to unlock the doors and disarm the vehicle security alarm. Then, prior to the end of the 15-minute cycle, press and release the START/STOP button.
The message “Remote Start Active Push Start Button” will display in the instrument cluster until you push the START/STOP button.
Driver’s Seat Comfort with Remote Start
The driver’s heated and ventilated seat and the heated steering wheel (if foreseen) can be programmed to come on during a remote start. Refer to “With Vehicle Start” function of the “Seats & Comfort” submenu in the “Settings” page (see chapter “Functions of Settings Menu on MIA” of section “Dashboard Instruments and Controls” for further information).
Radio Frequency RKE Transmitter – Regulatory Information
The “Regulatory Information” for all the radio frequency and radar devices can be consulted by accessing the section “Services” section on the website www.maserati.com.
Automatic Start&Stop System
The Maserati Start&Stop system allows the engine to automatically switch off when the vehicle stops and to restart when the driver intends to drive. This function helps reduce fuel consumption. During the “Stop (AutoStop)” phase the ignition is still on and all security functions are available. In order for the Start&Stop to activate, the vehicle must be stationary and the brake pedal adequately pressed.
If the brake pedal is not sufficiently pressed the Start&Stop may not function even if the vehicle is stopped. When the Start&Stop switches off the engine, the related light illuminates on the instrument cluster. As soon as the brake pedal is released, the engine turns on. While the vehicle is stopped, the transmission can be placed in P (Park) pressing the “P” button on the shift lever. In this case it is possible to release the brake pedal and the vehicle will remain in “Auto Stop” with engine off. Pressing the brake pedal and shifting transmission into D (Drive) or R (Reverse) will deactivate the “Auto Stop” condition and restart the engine.
Start&Stop function is deactivated under the following conditions:
- When SPORT drive mode is activated.
- When (ESC Off) drive mode is activated.
If it has been disabled through the main menu item “Start&Stop”, via the controls located on the right side of the steering wheel, or through the Start & Stop hard button on the central console (see chapter “Drive Mode” in this section) or via the MIA in the “Controls” page (see “Functions of Controls Menu on MIA” in section “Dashboard Instruments and Controls”) .
Start and Stop Not Active
For keeping driving safety, interior comfort and a correct functioning of engine and vehicle, the Start&Stop function does not activate under the following conditions:
- When the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled (see example).
- When the driver door is open.
- When the fuel level is too low.
- When the vehicle is stopped on a very steep road.
- When the vehicle is stopped with steered wheels (over 135° of steering wheel angle for each part).
- When the vehicle is maneuvering: shift lever in R (Reverse).
- When the temperature conditions inside the vehicle do not correspond to the air conditioning setting.
- When the front and rear “defroster” function is activated.
- When the engine coolant and the engine oil temperature are not on proper functioning level.
- When the external temperature is too cold.
- When the battery charge is below safety value.
When the previous stop had just happened (few seconds) and the minimum speed has not yet been achieved.
Shortly after R (Reverse) has been set or when driving under a certain speed level.
When the hood is open.
The sensors managing the Start&Stop have been damaged.
Start&Stop system faults are present.
When Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and/or Active Driving Assist (ADA) system are engaged.
Automatic Restarting of the Engine
The engine may automatically restart, before the brake pedal has been released, when one of the following conditions occurs:
- The SPORT drive mode or (ESC Off) drive mode is being activated.
- If the Start&Stop function has been disabled through the Start&Stop hard button on the central console (see chapter “Drive Mode” in this section) or via MIA in the “Control” page (see “Functions of Controls Menu on MIA” in section “Dashboard Instruments and Controls”).
- If shift lever is moved to R (Reverse).
- If the steering wheel is moved to steer the wheels.
- When the temperature conditions inside the vehicle do not correspond to the air conditioning setting.
- When changing the temperature setting on the air conditioning.
- When the defroster function is being activated.
- When the battery charge is below safety value.
- When the accelerator pedal is being pressed (together with the brake pedal).
- If a long time has passed since the last automatic stop of the engine.
Occupants Safety Function
To enhance occupants safety, the Start&Stop system monitors if the driver is present and does not allow automatic restarting of the engine if one of the following maneuvers is being performed while in “AutoStop” condition:
- The driver unbuckles his/her seat belt and releases the brake pedal.
- The driver opens the door and releases the brake pedal.
- The driver unbuckles the seat belt and opens the door.
- The driver opens the hood.
All the above-mentioned conditions deactivate the Start&Stop function (the “AutoStart” is deactivated and the engine remains off) and the transmission shifts automatically in P (Park). The telltale will flash to indicate the Start&Stop function disabling. To restart the engine it is necessary to press the brake pedal and push the START/STOP button.
Move the shift lever to D (Drive) to drive away.
Even when the vehicle is stopped within the “Stop (AutoStop)” phase, the vehicle driver is responsible for the vehicle, the vehicle’s occupants and the vehicle’s surrounding area. Never leave the vehicle unattended with the engine running; doing so poses a risk of danger. It is a good practice to always ensure to set the parking brake and place the transmission gear selector lever into the P (Park) position, thereby ensuring the vehicle will not move, when performing any vehicle checks, maintenance and/or service procedures on the vehicle.
Start & Stop Function Disabling
Start & Stop enabled is the default status. Under certain driving conditions, when frequent stops and restarts of the engine may become annoying, it is possible to disable the Start & Stop function in different ways.
- Press the Start&Stop hard button on the central console to the disable the function (see instructions in chapter “Drive Mode” in this section).
- Use the controls located on the right side of the steering wheel (see instructions in chapter “TFT Display Setting and Menu Overview” in section “Dashboard Instruments and Controls”) and hold the multifunction switch to change the status of the function. When the Start & Stop function is disabled, in addition to the related message the amber indicator on the TFT display indicated in the picture and the same symbol on MIA upper status bar will turn on.
- Other ways to disable the Start & Stop are via the MIA entering the “Vehicle” or “Apps” menu.
Entering the “Vehicle” page and touch the “Controls” soft-key.
Touch the “Start & Stop Off” soft-key to disable the function.
Touch a second time the same soft-key to re-enable the function.
The highlighted and yellow soft-key indicates the disabled status of Start & Stop system and vice versa.
Touch the “Apps” soft-key on the main category bar or open the shortcuts page (shown in picture).
Touch the “Start & Stop Off” soft-key to disable the function.
To quickly disable the Start&Stop function, you can insert it in the main status or category bar of the MIA display (see “Maserati Intelligent Assistant Operation” in section” Dashboard Instruments and Controls”). Once it is set in the bar, the new menu will be immediately operational. If the driving conditions allow it, the user can re-enable the Start&Stop function at any time using one of previous ways.
After user intervention, the Start&Stop system will automatically update the status of the function in all contexts where it can be modified.
Start&Stop System Failure
When the warning light and the related message illuminate on the TFT display (see chapter “Warning and Indicator Lights” in section “Dashboard Instruments and Controls”) there is a malfunction in the Start&Stop system and the engine cannot be switched off and restarted automatically. To switch off or restart the engine it is necessary to push the START/STOP. Have the vehicle checked at an Authorized Maserati Dealer.
To start the engine, simply press the start button or turn the key, depending on your Levante 2023 model’s specific configuration.
Yes, the Levante 2023 has an advanced keyless entry system that allows you to unlock and start the vehicle without inserting the key.
The Levante 2023 does not typically support remote engine start. This feature may, however, be included in certain configurations or optional packages. For more information, please refer to the vehicle’s owner’s manual or contact the manufacturer.
In most cases, starting the engine in the Levante 2023 is a simple process. Simply turn the key or press the start button while the vehicle is in Park (P) or Neutral (N) mode.
Depending on the configuration and trim level, the Levante 2023 can be equipped with either a push-button start or a traditional key ignition.
No, the engine of the Levante 2023 cannot start without the presence of the key fob inside the vehicle. The keyless entry system detects the proximity of the key fob and authorizes the engine to start.
The distance between the key fob and the vehicle can vary, but it is usually only a few meters. For the Levante 2023’s specific range, consult the owner’s manual or contact the manufacturer.
If the key fob’s battery is low, it may be unable to communicate properly with the vehicle’s keyless entry system. In such cases, it’s best to replace the key fob battery before starting the engine.
The Levante 2023 is built to start reliably in a variety of weather conditions, including extreme heat. Extreme cold temperatures, on the other hand, may necessitate the use of additional measures such as preheating the engine block or using a block heater.
If you have any problems with the engine starting system in the Levante 2023, consult the owner’s manual for troubleshooting instructions or contact an authorized Maserati service center for assistance.
Yes, the Levante 2023 has safety features like requiring the vehicle to be in Park (P) or Neutral (N) mode before starting the engine, preventing accidental engagement while the vehicle is in motion.
The engine starting process may be hampered if the vehicle’s battery is significantly discharged or low. In such cases, it is best to recharge or replace the battery before starting the engine.
If the hood or doors are open, the engine starting system may prevent it from starting. This is a safety feature that ensures proper vehicle operation and prevents accidents.
The Levante 2023 may provide engine starting customization options, such as adjusting the duration of automatic engine shut off or enabling features such as remote start (if available). For more information, consult the owner’s manual or the manufacturer.
No, the engine starting system on the Levante 2023 typically prevents the engine from starting if the vehicle is already in motion. This is a safety feature designed to help prevent accidents and ensure proper vehicle operation.
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