The top of the maintenance-free battery is vented, and
must be replaced with a vented battery.
The battery is located underneath an access panel inside
the rear compartment on the left side of the vehicle. A
remote battery terminal is located in the engine compart-
ment for jump-starting. Refer to “Jump-Starting Proce-
dures” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further
To gain access to the battery, remove the floor portion of
the rear compartment carpet.
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE