Trasport mode for storage! Did u know?
While this is not a replacement for proper battery maintenance during extended winter storage, it certainly will help from killing the battery life for short <1 month rests and I doubt most dealers will even know of this or print this TSB out for us:
Some customers may comment that there is a "Transport Mode On" message displayed in the DIC and/or the red battery light is flashing. The transport mode is intended for use on vehicles being shipped outside of the United States and Canada.
For the 2014 model year, some products will be shipped from the assembly plant with the Transportation Mode On. The feature reduces the electrical load on the battery when the vehicle is parked, which extends the battery stand time.
To alert the operator that the mode is on, the red battery telltale will be flashing and if equipped with a DIC, it will display a Transport Mode On message. When the Transport mode is on, the Remote Keyless Entry (key fobs) is disabled, as well content theft deterrent and exit lighting timers are reduced.
When the vehicle is running, the only difference in operation will be the DIC Message and Battery Telltale on. The Remote Keyless Entry function is restored with the ignition in run.
The intent of the feature is to prolong battery stand time. The mode may be left on while the vehicle is in dealer inventory.
Also a customer may want to use the mode if the vehicle is going to be stored.
The method to turn the mode off is the same to turn the mode on. Refer to the section below for the method to turn the mode off and on.
2011-2014 Vehicle Procedure
To turn the Transport Mode On/Off, it will be necessary to start the engine, activate the hazard flashers, press the brake pedal (automatic transmission) or clutch pedal (manual transmission) then press and hold the Start/Stop button or turn the ignition key to the crank position for 15 seconds. The same steps are used to turn on the feature.