Dodge 2014 dodge challenger Owner`s manual

2014 Challenger SRT
Chrysler Group LLC
14D492-126-AA
First Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
2014
OWNER’S MANUAL
Challenger
SRT
VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name Chrysler
Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the name Chrysler
Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood alcohol
levels far below the legal minimum. If you are drinking, don’t
drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking driver, call a cab, a
friend, or use public transportation.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of features and equipment that are either standard or optional on
this vehicle. This manual may also include a description of
features and equipment that are no longer available or were
not ordered on this vehicle. Please disregard any features
and equipment described in this manual that are not on this
vehicle.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes in
design and specifications, and/or make additions to or improvements to its products without imposing any obligation
upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower, and your
judgment is impaired when you have been drinking. Never
drink and then drive.
Copyright © 2013 Chrysler Group LLC
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 485
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 495
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INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
䡵 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 䡵 VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER . . . . . . . .6
䡵 HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 䡵 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS . . . .7
䡵 WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
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4 INTRODUCTION
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained techCongratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group
nicians and genuine parts, and cares about your satisfacLLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision
tion.
workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all
essentials that are traditional to our vehicles.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
INTRODUCTION
This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint
you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle.
It is supplemented by Warranty Information, and various
customer-oriented documents. Please take the time to
read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the
items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and
illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment.
The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
contains a complete listing of all subjects.
NOTE: After reviewing the owner information, it Consult the following table for a description of the
should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referenc- symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
ing and remain with the vehicle when sold.
this Owner’s Manual:
INTRODUCTION 5
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6 INTRODUCTION
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This Owners Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in a collision or
bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you
do not read this entire Owners Manual, you may miss
important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is on the left
front corner of the instrument panel. The VIN is visible
VIN Location
from outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This The vehicle identification number (VIN) is also located
number also appears on the Automobile Information on the right front strut tower inside the engine compartDisclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle, the ment.
vehicle registration, and the title.
INTRODUCTION 7
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to a collision resulting in serious injury or
death.
VIN Location
NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Removing Key Fob From Ignition . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ Security System Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 䡵 ILLUMINATED ENTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
䡵 SENTRY KEY® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 䡵 REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ To Unlock The Doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ To Open The Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
䡵 VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
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▫ Programming Additional Transmitters. . . . . . . .27 䡵 TRUNK SAFETY WARNING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .27
▫ Trunk Emergency Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 䡵 OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
䡵 REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED . . .29
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . .53
䡵 DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . .53
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
䡵 KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
䡵 WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
䡵 TRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert®) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . .57
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
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▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) —
䡵 SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
▫ Transporting Passengers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . .64
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
䡵 ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS . . . .92
. . .94
. . .94
. . .94
. . .95
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
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is a spring-loaded momentary contact position. When
released from the START position, the switch automatiYour vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system
cally returns to the ON/RUN position.
consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and a Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) with NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Keyless Enterintegral ignition switch. You can insert the Key Fob into N-Go™, the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
the ignition switch with either side up.
(EVIC) will display the ignition switch position (OFF/
ACC/RUN). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Feature
Center (EVIC) — If Equipped” in “Understanding Your
If this vehicle is equipped with the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Instrument Panel” for further information.
feature, refer to “Starting Procedures” in “Starting And
Operating” for further information.
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
The Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) operates similar to an
ignition switch. It has four operating positions, three with
detents and one that is spring-loaded. The detent positions are OFF, ACC, and ON/RUN. The START position
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Key Fob
The Key Fob operates the ignition switch. Insert the
square end of the key fob into the ignition switch located
on the instrument panel and rotate to the desired position. It also contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in the
rear of the Key Fob.
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
1
2
3
4
— OFF
— ACCESSORY (ACCESSORY)
— ON/RUN
— START
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle
should the battery in the vehicle or the Key Fob go dead.
The emergency key is also for locking the glove box. You
can keep the emergency key with you when valet parking.
NOTE: Entering a vehicle using the emergency key with
the theft alarm armed, will result in the alarm sounding.
Insert the Key Fob (even if the Key Fob battery is dead)
into the ignition switch to disarm theft alarm.
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14 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch Removing Key Fob From Ignition
on the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and then pull Place the shift lever in PARK or place the manual
the key out with your other hand.
transmission in REVERSE and apply the parking brake.
Turn the Key Fob to the OFF position and then remove
the Key Fob.
With the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ system, the EVIC will
display the ignition switch position “OFF/ACC/RUN”.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) —
If Equipped” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”
for further information.
Emergency Key Removal
NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key
into the lock cylinders with either side up.
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NOTE: The power window switches, radio, power sunroof — if equipped, and ignition-powered power outlets
will remain active for up to 60 minutes after the ignition
switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either
door will cancel this feature. The time for this feature is
programmable. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center
(EVIC)/Personal
Settings
(CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
CAUTION!
• If your vehicle battery becomes low or dead, your
Key Fob will become locked in the ignition.
• Do not attempt to remove the Key Fob while in this
condition, damage could occur to the Key Fob or
ignition module. Only remove the emergency key
for locking and unlocking the doors.
(Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Leave the Key Fob in the ignition and either:
• Jump Start the vehicle.
• Charge the battery.
WARNING!
• Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking
brake, shift the transmission into PARK or the
manual transmission in REVERSE, and remove the
Key Fob from the ignition. When leaving the
vehicle, always lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove the Key Fob from vehicle, cycle the ignition
OFF with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, and lock all doors
when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
Opening the driver’s door when the Key Fob is in the
ignition and the ignition switch position is OFF or ACC,
sounds a signal to remind you to remove the Key Fob.
NOTE: The Key-In-Ignition reminder only sounds when
the Key Fob is placed in the OFF or ACC ignition
position.
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If your vehicle is equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
opening the driver’s door when the vehicle’s ignition
switch is placed in ACC or ON/RUN (engine stopped)
will cause the reminder chime to sound. Refer to “Starting Procedures” in “Starting And Operating” for further
information.
system will shut the engine off in two seconds if an
invalid Key Fob is used to start the engine.
After placing the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three
seconds for a bulb check. In addition, if the light begins to
flash after the bulb check, it indicates that someone used
an invalid Key Fob to start the engine. If the light remains
SENTRY KEY®
on after the bulb check, it indicates that there is a problem
The Sentry Key® Immobilizer System prevents unau- with the electronics. This condition will result in the
thorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The engine being shut off after two seconds.
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10
or unlocked.
seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronThe system uses a Key Fob with factory-mated Remote ics. Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and Wireless Ignition as possible by an authorized dealer.
Node (WIN) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation.
Therefore, only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle. The
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system is not compatible with some aftermarket remote starting systems.
Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting
problems and loss of security protection.
• Always remove the Key Fobs from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
always remember to place the ignition in the OFF
position.
All of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the required for authorized dealer replacement of Key Fobs.
vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an authocannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
rized dealer, this procedure consists of programming a
Replacement Keys
blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key Fob
is one that has never been programmed.
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NOTE: When having the Sentry Key® Immobilizer Sys- NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
tem serviced, bring all vehicle Key Fobs with you to the by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
authorized dealer.
Customer Key Programming
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors
performed at an authorized dealer.
and trunk for unauthorized entry and the ignition switch
for unauthorized operation. While the Vehicle Security
General Information
Alarm is armed, interior switches for door locks and
The Sentry Key® system complies with FCC rules part 15 decklid release are disabled. If something triggers the
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is alarm, the Vehicle Security Alarm will provide the folsubject to the following conditions:
lowing audible and visible signals: the horn will pulse,
the headlights will turn on, park lamps and/or turn
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
signals will flash, and the Vehicle Security Light in the
• This device must accept any interference that may be instrument cluster will flash.
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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Rearming Of The System
If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn the horn
off after three minutes, turn all of the visual signals off
after an additional 15 minutes, and then the Vehicle
Security Alarm will rearm itself.
To Arm The System
Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security Alarm:
1. Remove the key from the ignition system (refer to
⬙Starting Procedures⬙ in ⬙Starting And Operating⬙ for
further information).
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
make sure the vehicle ignition system is OFF.
• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™, make sure the vehicle ignition system is OFF
and the key is physically removed from the ignition.
2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the
vehicle:
• Push LOCK on the interior power door lock switch
with the driver and/or passenger door open.
• Push the LOCK button on the exterior Passive Entry
Door Handle with a valid Key Fob available in the
same exterior zone (refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go™⬙
in ⬙Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for
further information).
• Push the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter.
3. If any doors are open, close them.
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NOTE: The driver’s door key cylinder and the trunk
The Vehicle Security Alarm can be disarmed using any of button on the RKE transmitter cannot arm or disarm the
Vehicle Security Alarm.
the following methods:
To Disarm The System
• The Vehicle Security Alarm remains armed during
trunk entry. Pressing the trunk button will not disarm
the Vehicle Security Alarm. If someone enters the
• Grasp the Passive Entry Unlock Door Handle (if
vehicle through the trunk and opens any door the
equipped, refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go™⬙ in ⬙Things
alarm will sound.
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for further
• When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior
information).
power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
press the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ START/STOP button • The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
(requires at least one valid Key Fob in the vehicle).
system will give you a false alarm. If one of the
• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
previously described arming sequences has occurred,
insert a valid key into the ignition switch and turn the
the Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of
key to the ON position.
whether you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in
the vehicle and open a door, the alarm will sound. If
this occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
• Press the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
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• If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery
becomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security Alarm will
remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the
exterior lights will flash, the horn will sound. If this
occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock the
doors or open any door.
This feature also turns on the approach lighting in the
outside mirrors — if equipped. Refer to “Mirrors” in
If something has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for furyour absence, the horn will sound three times and the ther information.
exterior lights will blink three times when you disarm the
The lights will fade to off after approximately 30 seconds
Vehicle Security Alarm. Check the vehicle for tampering.
or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition
Security System Manual Override
switch is turned to ON/RUN from the OFF position.
Tamper Alert
The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the NOTE:
doors using the manual door lock plunger.
• The front courtesy overhead console and door courtesy lights do not turn on if the dimmer control is in
the ⬙Dome ON⬙ position (extreme top position).
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• The Illuminated Entry system will not operate if the
dimmer control is in the “Dome defeat” position
(extreme bottom position).
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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
The RKE system allows you to lock or unlock the doors,
open the trunk, or activate the Panic Alarm from distances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a hand-held
Key Fob with RKE transmitter. The RKE transmitter does
not need to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the
system.
NOTE: Inserting the Key Fob with RKE transmitter into
the ignition switch disables the system from responding
to any button presses from that RKE transmitter. Driving
at speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above disables the system
from responding to all RKE transmitter buttons for all
RKE transmitters.
Key Fob With RKE Transmitter
To Unlock The Doors
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door or twice
within five seconds, to unlock both doors. The turn signal
lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock signal. The
illuminated entry system will also turn on.
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If equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry), 3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transrefer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” under “Things To Know
mitter with the ignition switch in the OFF position and
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
the Key Fob removed.
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either 4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
the driver’s door or both doors on the first press of the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter while you are inside the vehicle will activate the
Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm
activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UN• When not using the EVIC, perform the following steps: LOCK button to deactivate the Security Alarm.
1. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed
Flash Lights With Remote Key Lock
RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer
than 10 seconds. Then, press and hold the UNLOCK This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when
the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmitbutton while still holding the LOCK button.
ter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. Refer to
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 25
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Under- NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. ter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Security
Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated
• When not using the EVIC, perform the following steps:
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button
1. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on a programmed to deactivate the Security Alarm.
RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer
than 10 seconds. Then, press and hold the LOCK
Turn Headlights On With Remote Key Unlock
button while still holding the UNLOCK button.
This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter.
3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by press- The time for this feature is programmable. Refer to
ing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE trans- “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
mitter with the ignition switch in the OFF position and Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
the Key Fob removed.
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to To Lock The Doors
its previous setting.
Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock both doors. The turn signal lights will flash
and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal.
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If equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry), 2. Release both buttons at the same time.
refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” under “Things To Know
3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressBefore Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
ing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter with the
Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock
ignition switch in the OFF position and the Key Fob
removed.
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
are locked with the RKE transmitter or the Passive Entry 4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
feature. This feature can be turned on or turned off. Refer
its previous setting.
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitPersonal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in
ter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Security
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inAlarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated
formation.
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button
• When not using the EVIC, perform the following steps: to deactivate the Security Alarm.
1. Press the LOCK button on a programmed RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than 10 To Open The Trunk
seconds. Then, press the PANIC button while still
Press the TRUNK button on the RKE transmitter two
holding the LOCK button.
times within five seconds to open the trunk.
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If equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry), NOTE:
refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” under “Things To Know
• The interior lights will turn off if you turn the ignition
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while the
Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights
Using The Panic Alarm
and horn will remain on.
To turn the Panic Alarm feature ON or OFF, press and
hold the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at • You may need to be less than 35 ft (11 m) from the
least one second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on,
vehicle when using the RKE transmitter to turn off the
the headlights will turn on, the park lights will flash, the
Panic Alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted
horn will pulse on and off, and the interior lights will
by the system.
turn on.
Programming Additional Transmitters
The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
you turn it off by either pressing the PANIC button a
performed at an authorized dealer.
second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 5 mph
(24 km/h) or greater.
Transmitter Battery Replacement
The recommended replacement battery is CR2032.
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NOTE: Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply. General Information
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
1. If the RKE transmitter is equipped with a screw, RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
remove the screw. With the RKE ransmitter buttons following conditions:
facing down, use a flat blade to pry the two halves of
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
the RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage
• This device must accept any interference received, includthe elastomer seal during removal.
ing interference that may cause undesired operation.
2. Remove and replace the battery. When replacing the
battery, match the + sign on the battery to the + sign on NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
the inside of the battery clip, located on the back cover. by the party responsible for compliance could void the
Avoid touching the new battery with your fingers. user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Skin oils may cause battery deterioration. If you touch If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
a battery, clean it with rubbing alcohol.
distance, check for these two conditions:
3. To reassemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two 1. A weak battery in the transmitter. The expected life of
halves of the case together. Make sure there is an even
the battery is a minimum of three years.
“gap” between the two halves. If equipped, install and
tighten the screw until snug. Test RKE transmitter
operation.
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2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station How To Use Remote Start
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB All of the following conditions must be met before the
radios.
engine will remote start:
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
• Shift lever in PARK
• Doors closed
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry • Hood closed
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still • Hazard switch off
maintaining security. The system has a range of • Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
approximately 300 ft (91 m).
• Ignition key removed from ignition switch
NOTE:
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
• The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic
• RKE PANIC button not pressed
transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
• Obstructions between the vehicle and the Key Fob may • System not disabled from previous remote start event
reduce this range.
• Vehicle theft alarm not active
• Ignition in Off position (Keyless Enter-N-Go™)
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WARNING!
• 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. Carbon
Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious injury or death when inhaled.
• Keep Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters
away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls
could cause serious injury or death.
NOTE:
• If an engine fault is present the vehicle will start and
then shut down 10 seconds later.
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
Remote Start mode.
• For security, 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 with
the RKE transmitter. However, the ignition must be
To Enter Remote Start Mode
cycled by pushing the START/STOP button twice (or
the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON/RUN
Press and release the REMOTE START button on
position) before you can repeat the start sequence for a
the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds.
third cycle.
The vehicle doors will lock, the parking lights
will flash and horn will chirp twice (if programmed). Then, the engine will start and the vehicle will
remain in the Remote Start mode for a 15-minute cycle.
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To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
Vehicle
Press and release the REMOTE START button one time or
allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
NOTE:
• For vehicles not equipped with the Keyless Enter-NGo™ feature, the ignition switch must be in the
ON/RUN position in order to drive the vehicle.
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shut downs, the system • For vehicles not equipped with the Keyless Enter-Nwill disable the one time press of the REMOTE START
Go™ feature, the message “Insert Key/Turn To On”
button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote
will display in the EVIC until you insert the Key Fob.
Start request.
Once inserted, the message “Turn To On” will display
in the EVIC until you turn the Key Fob to ON/RUN.
To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
Before the end of 15 minute cycle, press and release the • For vehicles equipped with the Keyless Enter-N-Go™
feature, the message “Push Button/Insert Key” will
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock the
display in the EVIC until you push the START button.
doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15 minute cycle,
press and release the START/STOP button. If the
START/STOP button is not present, insert the Key Fob
into the ignition switch and turn the switch to the
ON/RUN position.
Cancel Remote Start
Remote Starting will also cancel if any of the following
occur:
• The engine stalls or engine speed exceeds 2500 rpm
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• Any engine warning lights come on
• Low Fuel Light turns on
• The hood is opened
• The hazard switch is pressed
• The shift lever is moved out of PARK
• The brake pedal is pressed
DOOR LOCKS
Manual Door Locks
Door Lock Knob
To lock each door, push the door lock knob on each door
If
the
door
lock
knob
is down when you shut the door,
trim panel downward. To unlock each door, pull the door
the
door
will
lock.
Therefore,
make sure the Key Fob is
lock knob on each door trim panel upward.
not inside the vehicle before closing the door.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• For personal security and safety in the event of a
collision, lock the vehicle doors before you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
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Power Door Locks
The power door lock switch is located on each door trim
panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors.
The doors can also be locked and unlocked with the
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry) system. For further
information, refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
If you press the power door lock switch while the Key
Fob is in the ignition, and either door is open, the power
locks will not operate. This prevents you from accidentally locking the Key Fob in the vehicle. Removing the
Key Fob or closing the door will allow the locks to
operate. If a door is open, the Key Fob is in the ignition,
and the ignition is in the OFF or ACC position, a chime
will sound as a reminder to remove the Key Fob.
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
Power Door Lock Switch
The auto door lock feature default condition is enabled.
When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically
when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). The
auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by your
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 35
authorized dealer per written request of the customer. Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit Programming
Please see your authorized dealer for service.
The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature can be
enabled or disabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle InforAutomatic Unlock Doors On Exit
mation Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (CustomerThe doors will unlock automatically if:
Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your In1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is en- strument Panel” for further information.
abled.
NOTE: Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature
2. The transmission was in gear and the vehicle speed in accordance with local laws.
returned to 0 mph (0 km/h).
KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™
3. The transmission is in NEUTRAL or PARK.
The Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the
4. The driver door is opened.
vehicle’s Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system and a
feature of Keyless Enter-N-Go™. This feature allows you
5. The doors were not previously unlocked.
to lock and unlock the vehicle’s door(s) without having to
6. The vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h).
press the RKE transmitter lock or unlock buttons.
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handle to unlock the driver’s door automatically. The
interior door panel lock knob will raise when the door is
• Passive Entry may be programmed ON/OFF; refer to
unlocked.
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
NOTE:
• If wearing gloves on your hands, or if it has been
raining on the Passive Entry door handle, the unlock
sensitivity can be affected, resulting in a slower response time.
• If the vehicle is unlocked by Passive Entry door handle
and no door goes ajar within 60 seconds, the vehicle
will re-lock and if equipped will arm the security
alarm.
To Unlock From The Driver’s Side:
With a Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft (1.5 m)
of the driver door handle, grab the front driver door
Grab The Door Handle To Unlock
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NOTE: If “Unlock All Doors 1st Press” is programmed all
doors will unlock when you grab hold of the front
driver’s door handle. To select between “Unlock Driver
Door 1st Press” and “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”, refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
To Unlock From The Passenger Side:
Preventing Inadvertent Locking Of Passive Entry RKE
Transmitter In Vehicle
To minimize the possibility of unintentionally locking a
Passive Entry RKE transmitter inside your vehicle, the
Passive Entry system is equipped with an automatic door
unlock feature which will function if the ignition switch
is in the OFF position
If one of the vehicle doors is open and the door panel
switch is used to lock the vehicle, once all open doors
have been closed the vehicle checks the inside and
outside of the vehicle for any Passive Entry RKE transmitters. If one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters is detected inside the vehicle, and no other valid
Passive Entry RKE transmitters are detected outside the
NOTE: All doors will unlock when the front passenger
vehicle, the Passive Entry System automatically unlocks
door handle is grabbed regardless of the driver’s door
all vehicle doors and chirps the horn three times (on the
unlock preference setting (“Unlock Driver Door 1st
third attempt ALL doors will lock and the Passive Entry
Press” or “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”).
RKE transmitter can be locked in the vehicle).
With a Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft (1.5 m)
of the passenger door handle, grab the front passenger
door handle to unlock both doors automatically. The
interior door panel lock knob will raise when the door is
unlocked.
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NOTE: If you inadvertently leave your vehicle’s Passive
Entry RKE transmitter in the trunk and try to close the
With a Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft (1.5 m)
deck lid, the deck lid will automatically unlatch, unless
of the deck lid, press the button on the located on the
another one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitcenter of the light bar which is located on the deck lid
ters is outside the vehicle and within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the
above the license plate.
deck lid.
To Enter The Trunk:
Trunk Passive Entry Button
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To Lock The Vehicle’s Doors:
With one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters
within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the driver or passenger front door
handles, press the door handle LOCK button to lock both
doors.
Do NOT grab the door handle, when pressing the door
handle lock button. This could unlock the door(s).
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Do NOT Grab The handle When Locking
Press The Door Handle Button To Lock
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NOTE:
• After pressing the door handle LOCK button, you
must wait two seconds before you can lock or unlock
the doors, using either Passive Entry door handle. This
is done to allow you to check if the vehicle is locked by
pulling the door handle, without the vehicle reacting
and unlocking.
• The Passive Entry system will not operate if the RKE
transmitter battery is dead.
The vehicle doors can also be locked by using the RKE
transmitter lock button or the lock button located on the
vehicle’s interior door panel.
WINDOWS
Power Windows
The window controls on the driver’s door control both of
the door windows.
Power Window Switches
There is a single window control on the passenger’s door
trim panel that operates the window on the passenger’s
door. The window controls will operate only when the
ignition switch is in the ON/RUN or ACC position.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 41
NOTE:
• The Key Off Power Delay feature will allow the power
windows to operate for up to 10 minutes after the
ignition is turned OFF. This feature is cancelled when
either front door is opened. The time for this feature is
programmable. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer- Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
WARNING!
Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, and do
not let children play with power windows. Do not
leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or in a
location accessible to children, and do not leave the
ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. Occupants,
particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the windows while operating the power
window switches. Such entrapment may result in
serious injury or death.
• The door window will lower slightly if it is closed
completely when opening the door. The window will
return to its fully closed position after closing the door.
This action allows the door to open without resistance AUTO-Down Feature — If Equipped
and prevents window and seal damage.
The driver’s door power window switch and passenger
door power window switch have an AUTO-down feature. Press the window switch to the second detent,
release, and the window will go down automatically.
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To open the window part way, press the window switch open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurto the first detent and release it when you want the rence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
one window open, then open the other window to
window to stop.
minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs with the
To stop the window from going all the way down during
sunroof open, then adjust the sunroof opening to minithe AUTO-down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
mize the buffeting.
The power window switches will remain active for up to
60 minutes after the ignition switch is turned OFF. TRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE
Opening either door will cancel this feature. The time for The trunk lid can be released from inside the vehicle by
this feature is programmable. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle pressing the Trunk Release button. The button is located
Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer- on the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel.
Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 43
NOTE: The transmission must be in PARK before the With the ignition switch in the OFF position or the key
button will operate. If equipped with a manual transmis- removed from the ignition switch, the Trunk Open symsion, the vehicle speed must be under 5 mph (8 km/h) bol will display until the trunk is closed.
before the button will operate.
Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Know
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for more information on
The trunk lid can be released from trunk operation with the Passive Entry feature.
outside the vehicle by pressing the
Trunk Release button on the Re- TRUNK SAFETY WARNING
mote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitWARNING!
ter twice within five seconds or by
using the external release switch
located on the underside of the Do not allow children to have access to the trunk,
decklid overhang. The release fea- either by climbing into the trunk from outside, or
Trunk Release
ture will function only when the through the inside of the vehicle. Always close the
trunk lid when your vehicle is unattended. Once in
Button
vehicle is in the unlock condition.
the trunk, young children may not be able to escape,
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position, the even if they entered through the rear seat. If trapped
Trunk Open symbol will display in the instrument cluster in the trunk, children can die from suffocation or
indicating that the trunk is open. The odometer display heat stroke.
will reappear once the trunk is closed.
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Trunk Emergency Release
As a security measure, a Trunk Internal Emergency
Release lever is built into the trunk latching mechanism.
In the event of an individual being locked inside the
trunk, the trunk can be simply opened by pulling on the
glow-in-the-dark handle attached to the trunk latching
mechanism.
Trunk Emergency Internal Release
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
Some of the most important safety features in your
vehicle are the restraint systems:
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for the driver and
all passengers
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• Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front passenger
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
for the driver and passengers seated next to a window
all the way out and then adjusting the belt to the
desired length to restrain a child seat or secure a large
item in a seat — if equipped
Please pay close attention to the information in this
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) for
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
the driver and front outboard passenger
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering possible.
wheel
If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
• Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
• Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners that may
infant and child restraint systems. For more information
enhance occupant protection by managing occupant
on LATCH, refer to Lower Anchors and Tether for
energy during an impact event
CHildren (LATCH).
• All seat belt systems (except the driver’s) include
NOTE: The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALRs), which lock the
inflator design. This allows the air bag to have different
seat belt webbing into position by extending the belt
rates of inflation based on several factors, including the
severity and type of collision.
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Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow
risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under
their arm.
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride
If a child from 2 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child
buckled up in a rear seat.
seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
WARNING!
(Refer to “Child Restraints”)
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
years or younger, including a child in a rearward 2. All occupants should always wear their lap and
facing infant seat.
shoulder belts properly.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be
vehicle with a rear seat.
moved back as far as practical to allow the Advanced
Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat
Front Air Bags room to inflate.
belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or beltpositioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 47
4. Do not lean against the door or window. If your
vehicle has side air bags, and deployment occurs, the
side air bags will inflate forcefully into the space
between you and the door.
5. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
under ⴖIf You Need Assistanceⴖ.
WARNING!
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
air bags.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during Advanced Front Air Bag deployment
could cause serious injury, including death. Air
bags need room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably
extending your arms to reach the steering wheel or
instrument panel.
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) and Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) also
need room to inflate. Do not lean against the door or
window. Sit upright in the center of the seat.
• In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or
other passengers, or you can be thrown out of the
vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your
vehicle are buckled up properly.
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WARNING! (Continued)
Lap/Shoulder Belts
• Being too close to the Supplemental Side Air Bag
Inflatable Curtain (SABIC) and/or Seat-Mounted
Side Air Bag (SAB) during deployment could cause
you to be severely injured or killed.
All seating positions in your vehicle are equipped with
lap/shoulder belts.
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of
ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
WARNING!
The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during
very sudden stops or impacts. This feature allows the
shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even normal conditions. However, in an collision, the belt will
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver lock and reduce your risk of striking the inside of the
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen vehicle or being thrown out.
far away from home or on your own street.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of a collision best.
• Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear
your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers
safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in a collision, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the front seat.
2. The seat belt latch plate is contacting the seat when the
belt is routed through the seat web guide. When the
belt is routed outside of the seat web guide, the latch
plate will contact the quarter trim panel. Grasp the
latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate
up the webbing as far as necessary to make the belt go
around your lap.
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Latch Plate
3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
Latch Plate To Buckle
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will
not protect you properly. The lap portion could ride
too high on your body, possibly causing internal
injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle
nearest you.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you properly. In a sudden stop, you could move too far
forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear
your seat belt snug.
• A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous. Your
body could strike the inside surfaces of the vehicle in
a collision, increasing head and neck injury. A belt
worn under the arm can cause internal injuries. Ribs
are not as strong as shoulder bones. Wear the belt
over your shoulder so that your strongest bones will
take the force in a collision.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during a collision. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
(Continued)
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull
up a bit on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if
it is too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap
belt. A snug belt reduces the risk of sliding under the
belt in a collision.
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WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t
be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across
your abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as
possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt cannot do its job as well. In a
collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt
is straight. If you cannot straighten a belt in your
vehicle, take it to your authorized dealer immediately and have it fixed.
Removing Slack From Belt
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is 6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retracThe belt will automatically retract to its stowed positor will withdraw any slack in the belt.
tion. If necessary, slide the latch plate down the
webbing to allow the belt to retract fully.
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WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not
disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt assemblies
must be replaced after a collision if they have been
damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.).
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate,
grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create
a fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of
the latch plate.
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
folded webbing.
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/ The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR)
shoulder belt.
which are used to secure a child restraint system. For
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the additional information, refer to “Installing Child Reanchor point.
straints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt” under the “Child
Restraints” section. The chart below defines the type of
feature for each seating position.
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First Row
Second Row
Driver
N/A
ALR
Center
N/A
ALR
Passenger
ALR
ALR
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
Equipped
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically prelocked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in
• N/A — Not Applicable
the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is available on all passenger-seating positions with a combina• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
tion lap/shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode
If the passenger seating position is equipped with an anytime a child safety seat is installed in a seating
ALR and is being used for normal usage:
position that has a belt with this feature. Children 12
Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably years old and under should always be properly rewrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not strained in a vehicle with a rear seat.
activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing
to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull 1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfort- 2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
ably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the
the entire belt is extracted.
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click.⬙
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3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will Energy Management Feature
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
Management feature in the front seating positions to help
further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
collision.
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is
Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) designed to release webbing in a controlled manner. This
feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on
locking mode.
the occupant’s chest.
WARNING!
• The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced if
the seat belt assembly Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) feature or any other seat belt function is not
working properly when checked according to the
procedures in the Service Manual.
• Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly
could increase the risk of injury in collisions.
Seat Belt Pretensioners
The seat belts for both front seating positions are
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision.
These devices may improve the performance of the seat
belt by assuring that the belt is tight about the occupant
early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occupants, including those in child restraints.
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NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime.
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be Once the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire
duration or until the respective seatbelts are fastened.
worn snugly and positioned properly.
After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant ReLight remains illuminated until the respective seat belts
straint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretenare fastened. The driver should instruct all other occusioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or
pants to fasten their seat belts. If a front seat belt is
a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
unbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than 5 mph
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(8 km/h), BeltAlert® will provide both audio and visual
(BeltAlert®)
notification.
BeltAlert® is a feature intended to remind the driver and
front passenger (if equipped with front passenger
BeltAlert®) to fasten their seat belts. The feature is active
whenever the ignition is on. If the driver or front seat
passenger is unbelted, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will
turn on and remain on until both front seat belts are
fastened.
The front passenger seat BeltAlert® is not active when
the front passenger seat is unoccupied. BeltAlert® may
be triggered when an animal or heavy object is on the
front passenger seat or when the seat is folded flat (if
equipped). It is recommended that pets be restrained in
the rear seat (if equipped) in pet harnesses or pet carriers
that are secured by seat belts, and cargo is properly
The BeltAlert® warning sequence begins after the vehicle stowed.
speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h), by blinking the Seat Belt
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BeltAlert® can be enabled or disabled by your autho- Seat Belt Extender
rized dealer. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend If a seat belt is too short even when fully extended and
deactivating BeltAlert®.
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
NOTE: Although BeltAlert® has been deactivated, the equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
while the driver’s or front passenger (if equipped with extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
long enough. When it is not required, remove the exBeltAlert®) seat belt remains unfastened.
tender and store it.
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is a collision.
WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use
when the seat belt is not long enough when it is worn
low and snug and in the recommended seating positions. Remove and store the extender when not
needed.
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Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the
driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air
Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the air bag covers.
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
1 — Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bags
2 — Knee Bolsters
NOTE: The Driver and Front Passenger Advanced Front
Air Bags are certified to the new Federal regulations for
Advanced Air Bags.
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The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage inflator
design. This allows the air bag to have different rates of
inflation based on several factors, including the severity
and type of collision.
This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Side Air Bag
Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the driver, front,
and rear passengers sitting next to a window. The SABIC
air bags are located above the side windows and their
covers are labeled: SRS AIRBAG.
This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the NOTE:
inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
seat position.
but they will open during air bag deployment.
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether • After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an
authorized dealer immediately.
the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The
seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the Air Bag System Components
Advanced Front Air Bags.
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag
This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Seat- system components:
Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) to provide enhanced
protection for an occupant during a side impact. The • Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags are located in • Air Bag Warning Light
the outboard side of the front seats.
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• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
• Knee Impact Bolsters
• Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
• Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch,
and Seat Track Position Sensors
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
The Advanced Front Air Bag system has multistage
driver and front passenger air bags. This system provides
output appropriate to the severity and type of collision as
determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC),
which may receive information from the front impact
sensors.
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires air bag deployment. This low output
is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy output is
used for more severe collisions.
WARNING!
• No objects should be placed over or near the air bag
on the instrument panel, because any such objects
could cause harm if the vehicle is in a collision severe
enough to cause the air bag to inflate.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not put anything on or around the air bag
covers or attempt to open them manually. You may
damage the air bags and you could be injured
because the air bags may no longer be functional.
The protective covers for the air bag cushions are
designed to open only when the air bags are
inflating.
• Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in
any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster
such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band radios, etc.
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Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag Label
When the air bag deploys, it opens the seam between the
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
front and side of the seat’s trim cover. Each air bag
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) may deploys independently; a left side impact deploys the left
provide enhanced protection to help protect an occupant air bag only and a right-side impact deploys the right air
during a side impact. The SAB is marked with an air bag bag only.
label sewn into the outboard side of the front seats.
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Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC)
SABIC air bags may offer side-impact protection to front
and rear seat outboard occupants in addition to that
provided by the body structure. Each air bag features
inflated chambers placed adjacent to the head of each
outboard occupant that reduce the potential for sideimpact head injuries. The curtains deploy downward,
covering both windows on the impact side.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
NOTE:
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
but they will open during air bag deployment.
• Being too close to the SAB and SABIC air bags during
deployment could cause you to be severely injured or
killed.
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The system includes side impact sensors that are calibrated to deploy the side air bags during impacts that
require air bag occupant protection.
WARNING!
• Your vehicle is equipped with left and right
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC), do not stack luggage or other cargo up
high enough to block the location of the SABIC.
The area where the SABIC is located should remain
free from any obstructions.
• Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects
between you and the side air bags; the performance
could be adversely affected and/or objects could be
pushed into you, causing serious injury.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Your vehicle is equipped with SABIC air bags, do
not have any accessory items installed which will
alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to your
vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation
on the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof of the
vehicle for any reason.
• Do not allow occupants to extend any part of their
body outside of the window.
SAB and SABIC air bags are a supplement to the seat belt
restraint system. Occupants, including children who are
up against or very close to SAB or SABIC air bags can be
seriously injured or killed. Occupants, especially children, should not lean on or sleep against the door, side
windows, or area where the SAB or SABIC air bags
inflate, even if they are in an infant or child restraint.
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Always sit upright as possible with your back against the
seat back, use the seat belts properly, and use the
appropriate sized child restraint, infant restraint or
booster seat recommended for the size and weight of the
child.
Knee Impact Bolsters
The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or
side air bags in a frontal or side collision is required.
Based on the impact sensor’s signals, a central electronic
ORC deploys the Advanced Front Air Bags, SABIC air
bags, SAB air bags, and front seat belt pretensioners, as
required, depending on several factors, including the
severity and type of impact.
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to provide addidriver and front passenger, and position the front occutional protection by supplementing the seat belts in
pants for the best interaction with the Advanced Front
certain frontal collisions depending on several factors,
Air Bags.
including the severity and type of collision. Advanced
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front Front Air Bags are not expected to reduce the risk of
Air Bags work with the knee impact bolsters to provide injury in rear, side, or rollover collisions.
improved protection for the driver and front passenger.
The Advanced Front Air Bags will not deploy in all
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
frontal collisions, including some that may produce substantial vehicle damage — for example, some pole colliOccupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
sions, truck underrides, and angle offset collisions. On
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system the other hand, depending on the type and location of
required for this vehicle.
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impact, Advanced Front Air Bags may deploy in crashes The ORC contains a backup power supply system that
with little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power or
severe initial deceleration.
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
The side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions.
Side air bag deployment will depend on the severity and
type of collision.
Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration
over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are
not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should
have deployed.
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all collisions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
away from an inflating air bag.
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
the air bag system whenever the ignition switch is in the
START or ON/RUN position. If the key is in the OFF
position, in the ACC position, or not in the ignition, the air
bag system is not on and the air bags will not inflate.
Also, the ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning
Light in the instrument panel for approximately four to eight seconds for a self-check
when the ignition is first turned on. After the
self-check, the Air Bag Warning Light will turn off. If the
ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it
turns on the Air Bag Warning Light, either momentarily
or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light
comes on again after initial startup.
It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instrument cluster Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is
noted that could affect the air bag system. The diagnostics
also record the nature of the malfunction.
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WARNING!
Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the air bags
to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on as a bulb check when the ignition is first turned
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have an authorized dealer service the
air bag system immediately.
Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units
The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units are located in the center of the steering
wheel and on the right side of the instrument panel.
When the ORC detects a collision requiring the Advanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A large
quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
Advanced Front Air Bags. Different air bag inflation rates
are possible, based on several factors, including the
collision type and severity. The steering wheel hub trim
cover and the upper right side of the instrument panel
separate and fold out of the way as the air bags inflate to
their full size. The air bags fully inflate in about 50 to 70
milliseconds. This is about half of the time it takes to
blink your eyes. The air bags then quickly deflate while
helping to restrain the driver and front passenger.
The Advanced Front Air Bag gas is vented through the
vent holes in the sides of the air bag. In this way, the air
bags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB)
Inflator Units
The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags are designed to activate only in certain side collisions.
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The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side and type of collision. In these events, the ORC will
air bags to inflate, based on the severity and type of deploy the SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle.
collision.
A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side
Based on the severity and type of collision, the side air curtain air bag. The inflating side curtain air bag pushes
bag inflator on the crash side of the vehicle may be the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and
triggered, releasing a quantity of non-toxic gas. The covers the window. The air bag inflates in about 30
inflating SAB exits through the seat seam into the space milliseconds (about one-quarter of the time that it takes
between the occupant and the door. The SAB fully inflate to blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you
in about 10 milliseconds. The side air bag moves at a very are not belted and seated properly, or if items are
high speed and with such a high force that it could injure positioned in the area where the side curtain air bag
you if you are not seated properly, or if items are inflates. This especially applies to children. The side
positioned in the area where the side air bag inflates. This curtain air bag is only about 3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick when
it is inflated.
especially applies to children.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) Inflator Units
During collisions where the impact is confined to a
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may
deploy the SABIC air bags, depending on the severity
Because air bag sensors estimate deceleration over time,
vehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of
whether or not an air bag should have deployed.
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Front And Side Impact Sensors
• Unlock the doors automatically.
In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System
ORC in determining appropriate response to impact functions after an event, the ignition switch must be
events.
changed from IGN ON to IGN OFF.
Enhanced Accident Response System
If A Deployment Occurs
In the event of an impact causing air bag deployment, if
the communication network remains intact, and the
power remains intact, depending on the nature of the
event the ORC will determine whether to have the
Enhanced Accident Response System perform the following functions:
The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate
immediately after deployment.
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
or all of the following may occur:
NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
the air bag system.
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
• The nylon air bag material may sometimes cause
until the ignition key is turned off.
abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and
• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
front passenger as the air bags deploy and unfold. The
the battery has power or until the ignition key is
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those
removed.
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you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have defloor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals. ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly. bags will not be in place to protect you.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
WARNING!
immediately.
Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
• As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the seat belt pretensioners, and the front seat belt retracprocess that generates the non-toxic gas used for air tor assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer imbag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the mediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Conskin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye troller (ORC) system serviced as well.
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
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Maintaining Your Air Bag System
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the air bag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured if the air bag system is not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or
add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air
bag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an air bag system.
(Continued)
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag
system. The air bag may inflate accidentally or may
not function properly if modifications are made.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any
air bag system service. If your seat, including your
trim cover and cushion, needs to be serviced in any
way (including removal or loosening/tightening of
seat attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your
authorized dealer. Only manufacturer approved
seat accessories may be used. If it is necessary to
modify the air bag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
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Air Bag Warning Light
NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. The air bags may
not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly
check the fuse block for blown fuses. Refer to “Fuses” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for the proper air bag fuses.
See your authorized dealer if the fuse is good.
You will want to have the air bags ready to
inflate for your protection in a collision. The
Air Bag Warning Light monitors the internal
circuits and interconnecting wiring associated
with air bag system electrical components. While the air
bag system is designed to be maintenance free. If any of Event Data Recorder (EDR)
the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder
the air bag system immediately.
(EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air
the four to eight seconds when the ignition is first bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will
assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems percycled to the ON/RUN.
formed. The EDR is designed to record data related to
• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to
vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of
eight-second interval.
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or is designed to record such data as:
remains on while driving.
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
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• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
were buckled/fastened;
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the
such as law enforcement, that have the special equipaccelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
ment, can read the information if they have access to the
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
vehicle or the EDR.
These data can help provide a better understanding of Child Restraints
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a times, including babies and children. Every state in the
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by United States, and every Canadian province, requires
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no per- that small children ride in proper restraint systems. This
sonal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location) is the law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
are recorded. However, other parties, such as law en- Children 12 years or younger should ride properly
forcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
crash investigation.
the rear seats rather than in the front.
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WARNING!
In a collision, an unrestrained child can become a
projectile inside the vehicle. The force required to
hold even an infant on your lap could become so
great that you could not hold the child, no matter
how strong you are. The child and others could be
badly injured. Any child riding in your vehicle
should be in a proper restraint for the child’s size.
Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it has
a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. You should also make sure that you can install
it in the vehicle where you will use it.
NOTE:
• For additional information, refer to www.seatcheck.org
or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. Canadian residents should
refer to Transport Canada’s website for additional information:
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large • http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/safedriverschildsafety-index-53.htm
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
seat Owner’s Manual to make sure you have the correct
seat for your child.
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Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
Infants and
Toddlers
Small Children
Larger Children
Children Too Large
for Child Restraints
Child Size, Height, Weight Or Age
Children who are two years old or younger
and who have not reached the height or
weight limits of their child restraint
Children who are at least two years old or
who have out-grown the height or weight
limit of their rear-facing child restraint
Children who have out-grown their
forward-facing child restraint, but are too
small to properly fit the vehicle’s seat belt
Children 12 years old or younger, who
have out-grown the height or weight limit
of their booster seat
Recommended Type Of Child Restraint
Either an Infant Carrier or a Convertible
Child Restraint, facing rearward in the rear
seat of the vehicle
Forward-Facing Child Restraint with a
five-point Harness, facing forward in the
rear seat of the vehicle
Belt Positioning Booster Seat and the vehicle seat belt, seated in the rear seat of the
vehicle
Vehicle Seat Belt, seated in the rear seat of
the vehicle
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Infants And Child Restraints
Safety experts recommend that children ride rearwardfacing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until they
reach either the height or weight limit of their rear facing
child safety seat. Two types of child restraints can be used
rearward-facing: infant carriers and convertible child seats.
The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children from birth until they
reach the weight or height limit of the infant carrier.
Convertible child seats can be used either rearward-facing
or forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child seats
often have a higher weight limit in the rearward-facing
direction than infant carriers do, so they can be used
rearward-facing by children who have outgrown their
infant carrier but are still less than at least two years old.
Children should remain rearward-facing until they reach
the highest weight or height allowed by their convertible
child seat.
WARNING!
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
years or younger, including a child in a rearward
facing infant seat.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a
vehicle with a rear seat.
Older Children And Child Restraints
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown
their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forwardfacing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and
convertible child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children who are over two years old or who
have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of
their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should
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remain in a forward-facing child seat with a harness for
as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height
allowed by the child seat.
All children whose weight or height is above the
forward-facing limit for the child seat should use a
belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts
fit properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over
the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s back is against
the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning booster
seat. The child and belt-positioning booster seat are held
in the vehicle by the seat belt.
WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s
directions exactly when installing an infant or
child restraint.
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in
the vehicle with the seat belt or LATCH anchorages, or remove it from the vehicle. Do not leave it
loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or accident, it
could strike the occupants or seatbacks and cause
serious personal injury.
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Children Too Large For Booster Seats
3. Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder
between their neck and arm?
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend 4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
the child’s thighs and not their stomach?
seatback, should use the seat belt in a rear seat. Use this
5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
simple 5-step test to decide whether the child can use the
vehicle’s seat belt alone:
If the answer to any of these questions was “no,” then the
1. Can the child sit all the way back against the back of child still needs to use a booster seat in this vehicle. If the
child is using the lap/shoulder belt, check belt fit perithe vehicle seat?
odically and make sure the seat belt buckle is latched. A
2. Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the front child’s squirming or slouching can move the belt out of
of the vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck,
way back?
move the child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never
allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an arm or
behind their back.
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Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
Restraint Type
Combined
Weight of the
Child + Child
Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Use any attachment method shown with an “X” Below
LATCH –
LATCH –
Lower Anchors
Seat Belt + Top
Lower Anchors
Seat Belt Only
+ Top Tether
Tether Anchor
Only
Anchor
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children (LATCH)
Restraint System
Your vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower
Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system
has three vehicle anchor points for installing LATCHequipped child seats. There are two lower anchorages
located at the back of the seat cushion where it meets the
seatback and one top tether anchorage located behind the
seating position. These anchorages are used to install
LATCH-equipped child seats without using the vehicle’s
seat belts. Some seating positions may have a top tether
anchorage but no lower anchorages. In these seating
positions, the seat belt must be used with the top tether
anchorage to install the child restraint. Please see the
following table for more information.
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LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In
This Vehicle
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per seating position
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of
the child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage
system to attach the child restraint?
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt
be used together to attach a rear-facing or
forward-facing child restraint?
Can a child seat be installed in the center position using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
Can two child restraints be attached using a
common lower LATCH anchorage?
65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
No
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the combined weight of the child and the child restraint
is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt and tether
anchor instead of the LATCH system once the
combined weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Do not use the seat belt when you use the
LATCH anchorage system to attach a rearfacing or forward-facing child restraint.
N/A
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or
more child restraints. If the center position does
not have dedicated LATCH lower anchorages, use
the seat belt to install a child seat in the center
position next to a child seat using the LATCH anchorages in an outboard position.
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Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the
back of the front passenger seat?
Yes
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
The child seat may touch the back of the front
passenger seat if the child restraint manufacturer
also allows contact. See your child restraint owner’s manual for more information.
Locating The LATCH Anchorages
The lower anchorages are round bars that are
found at the rear of the seat cushion where it
meets the seatback, below the anchorage symbols on the seatback. They are just visible when
you lean into the rear seat to install the child restraint.
You will easily feel them if you run your finger along the
gap between the seatback and seat cushion.
LATCH Anchorages
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Locating The LATCH Anchorages
In addition, there are tether strap anchorages
behind each rear seating position located in the
panel between the rear seatback and the rear
window. These tether strap anchorages are under
a plastic cover with the tether anchorage symbol on it.
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Tether Strap Anchorages
LATCH-compatible child restraint systems will be
equipped with a rigid bar or a flexible strap on each side.
Each will have a hook or connector to attach to the lower
anchorage and a way to tighten the connection to the
anchorage. Forward-facing child restraints and some
rear-facing infant restraints will also be equipped with a
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tether strap. The tether strap will have a hook at the end Always follow the directions of the child restraint manuto attach to the top tether anchorage and a way to tighten facturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child
restraint systems will be installed as described here.
the strap after it is attached to the anchorage.
Center Seat LATCH
To Install A LATCH-compatible Child Restraint
If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks 1. If the selected seating position has a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat
the seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position,
belt following the instructions below. See the section
do not use that outboard position. If a child seat in the
“Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat
center position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or
Belt” to check what type of seat belt each seating
seat belt, do not install a child seat in that outboard
position has.
position.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
than one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing
The LATCH Child Restraint System” for typical
installation instructions.
2. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the
tether strap of the child seat so that you can more
easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle
anchorages.
3. Place the child seat between the lower anchorages for
that seating position. For some second row seats, you
may need to recline the seat and/or raise the head
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restraint to get a better fit. If the rear seat can be moved 7. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
forward and rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
move it to its rear-most position to make room for the
in any direction.
child seat. You may also move the front seat forward
to allow more room for the car seat.
How To Stow An Unused ALR Seatbelt
4. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child When using the LATCH attaching system to install a child
restraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seat- restraint, stow all ALR seat belts that are not being used by
ing position.
other occupants or being used to secure child restraints. An
unused belt could injure a child if they play with it and
accidentally lock the seatbelt retractor. Before installing a
child restraint using the LATCH system, buckle the seat belt
behind the child restraint and out of the child’s reach. If the
buckled seat belt interferes with the child restraint installa6. Tighten all of the straps as you push the child restraint tion, instead of buckling it behind the child restraint, route
rearward and downward into the seat. Remove slack the seat belt through the child restraint belt path and then
in the straps according to the child restraint manufac- buckle it. Do not lock the seatbelt. Remind all children in the
turer’s instructions.
vehicle that the seat belts are not toys and that they should
not play with them.
5. If the child restraint has a tether strap, connect it to the
top tether anchorage. See the section “Installing Child
Restraints Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to attach a tether anchor.
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WARNING!
• Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant
or child restraint. The child could be badly injured
or killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly-fitted
child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to
be used for adult seat belts, harnesses, or for
attaching other items or equipment to the vehicle.
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with either a Switchable Automatic Locking
Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch plate or both. Both
types of seat belts are designed to keep the lap portion of
the seat belt tight around the child restraint so that it is
not necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR retractor can
be “switched” into a locked mode by pulling all of the
webbing out of the retractor and then letting the webbing
retract back into the retractor. If it is locked, the ALR will
make a clicking noise while the webbing is pulled back
into the retractor. For additional information on ALR,
refer to the “Automatic Locking Mode” description under “Occupant Restraints”. The cinching latch plate is
designed to hold the lap portion of the seatbelt tight
when webbing is pulled tight and straight through a
child restraint’s belt path. Please see the following
table(s) and the following sections for more information
about both types of seat belts.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems for Installing Child
Restraints in this Vehicle
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What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor with the seat belt to attach a forward facing
child restraint?
Weight limit
of the Child
Restraint
Always use the tether anchor when using the
seat belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up to the recommended weight limit of
the child restraint.
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Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back
of the front passenger seat?
Yes
Can the head restraints be removed?
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the
seat belt against the belt path of the child restraint?
No
Yes
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
Contact between the front passenger seat and
the child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint manufacturer also allows contact.
In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH),
the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full
turns. Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating
position with an ALR retractor.
2. Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor
to pass it through the belt path of the child restraint.
Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
position. For some second row seats, you may need to 3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
“click”.
better fit. If the rear seat can be moved forward and
4. Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight
rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to move it to its
against the child seat.
rear-most position to make room for the child seat.
You may also move the front seat forward to allow 5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
more room for the car seat.
the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing
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out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing to retract 9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
back into the retractor. As the webbing retracts, you
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
will hear a clicking sound. This means the seat belt is
in any direction.
now in the Automatic Locking mode.
6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
locked, you should not be able to pull out any web- belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
bing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching
7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the Latch Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped
lap portion around the child restraint while you push 1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
position. For some second row seats, you may need to
vehicle seat.
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
strap. See the section “Installing Child Restraints
Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to
attach a tether anchor.
better fit. If the rear seat can be moved forward and
rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to move it to its
rear-most position to make room for the child seat.
You may also move the front seat forward to allow
more room for the car seat.
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2. Next, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
retractor to pass it through the belt path of the child belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
If the buckle or the cinching latch plate is too close to the
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a belt path opening of the child restraint, you may have
“click”.
trouble tightening the seat belt. If this happens, disconnect
the latch plate from the buckle and twist the short buckle4. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
end belt up to three full turns to shorten it. Insert the latch
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
plate into the buckle with the release button facing out,
the child restraint rearward and downward into the away from the child restraint. Repeat steps 4 to 6, above, to
vehicle seat.
complete the installation of the child restraint.
5. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the seating If the belt still cannot be tightened after you shorten the
position has a top tether anchorage, connect the tether buckle, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn
strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether strap. Refer the buckle around one half turn, and insert the latch plate
to “Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
into the buckle again. If you still cannot make the child
Anchorage” for directions to attach a tether anchor.
restraint installation tight, try a different seating position.
6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25 mm) in
any direction.
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Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
Anchorage
restraint and pass the tether strap around the outboard
side of the head restraint.
2
Look behind the seating position where you
plan to install the child restraint to find the
tether anchorage. You may need to move the
seat forward to provide better access to the
tether anchorage. If there is no top tether anchorage for
that seating position, move the child restraint to another
position in the vehicle if one is available.
1. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint.
2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
for the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If
your vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head
restraints, raise the head restraint, and where possible,
route the tether strap under the head restraint and
between the two posts. If not possible, lower the head
Tether Strap Mounting
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
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3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to Transporting Pets
the top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
Air Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
a collision.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly
behind the child seat to secure a child restraint top
tether strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat,
make sure the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seatbacks as you remove
slack in the strap.
Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the drivetrain
(engine, transmission, clutch, and rear axle) in your new
vehicle.
Drive moderately during the first 500 mi (800 km). After
the initial 60 mi (100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55 mph (80
or 90 km/h) are desirable.
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While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in.
However, wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can
be detrimental and should be avoided.
The engine oil is a high performance synthetic lubricant,
the transmission fluid and axle lubricant installed at the
factory is high-quality and energy-conserving. Oil, fluid,
and lubricant changes should be consistent with anticipated climate and conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For the recommended viscosity and
quality grades, refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle”.
CAUTION!
Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil
in the engine or damage may result.
NOTE: A new engine may consume some oil during its
first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This
should be considered a normal part of the break-in and
not interpreted as an indication of difficulty. Please check
your oil level with the engine oil indicator often during
the break in period. Add oil as required.
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SAFETY TIPS
Transporting Passengers
NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
AREA.
WARNING!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
Exhaust Gas
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO), follow
these safety tips:
• Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in
confined areas any longer than needed to move
your vehicle in or out of the area.
• If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate/
rear doors open, make sure that all windows are
closed and the climate control BLOWER switch is set
at high speed. DO NOT use the recirculation mode.
• If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running, adjust your heating or cooling controls to force outside air into the vehicle. Set the
blower at high speed.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 95
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
system.
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the or retractor condition, replace the belt.
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is Air Bag Warning Light
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
The light should come on and remain on for four
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
to eight seconds as a bulb check when the igniseams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
tion switch is first turned ON. If the light is not lit
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
during starting, see your authorized dealer. If the
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised light stays on, flickers, or comes on while driving, have the
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
system checked by an authorized dealer.
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
Defroster
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You should be able to feel
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays,
the air directed against the windshield. See your authorized
and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immedidealer for service if your defroster is inoperable.
ately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
Seat Belts
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Floor Mat Safety Information
WARNING! (Continued)
Always use floor mats designed to fit the footwell of your
vehicle. Use only floor mats that leave the pedal area
unobstructed and that are firmly secured so that they
cannot slip out of position and interfere with the pedals
or impair safe operation of your vehicle in other ways.
Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of
vehicle control and increase the risk of serious personal injury.
• Always make sure that floor mats are properly
attached to the floor mat fasteners.
• Never place or install floor mats or other floor
coverings in the vehicle that cannot be properly
secured to prevent them from moving and interfering with the pedals or the ability to control the
vehicle.
• Never put floor mats or other floor coverings on top
of already installed floor mats. Additional floor
mats and other coverings will reduce the size of the
pedal area and interfere with the pedals.
• Check mounting of mats on a regular basis. Always
properly reinstall and secure floor mats that have
been removed for cleaning.
(Continued)
(Continued)
WARNING!
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the
driver footwell while the vehicle is moving. Objects can become trapped under the brake pedal
and accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle
control.
• If required, mounting posts must be properly installed, if not equipped from the factory.
Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or
mounting can cause interference with the brake
pedal and accelerator pedal operation causing loss of
control of the vehicle.
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
lodged in the tread or sidewall. Inspect the tread for cuts
and cracks. Inspect sidewalls for cuts, cracks and bulges.
Check the wheel nuts for tightness. Check the tires
(including spare) for proper cold inflation pressure.
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of brake lights and
exterior lights while you work the controls. Check turn
signal and high beam indicator lights on the instrument
panel.
Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
Tires
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid (if
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear equipped), or brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects should be located and corrected immediately.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 MIRRORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . .104
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
▫ Uconnect® Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
▫ Outside Mirrors Folding Feature . . . . . . . . . .105
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . .126
▫ Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect® Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .107
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
▫ “Slide-On-Rod” And Extender Features Of Sun
Visor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
䡵 Uconnect® PHONE — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . .108
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
䡵 VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .139
▫ Voice Command System Operation . . . . . . . . .139
▫ Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
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100 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
▫ Voice Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
䡵 SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
▫ Power Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
▫ Manual Forward Or Rearward Adjustment . . .149
▫ Manual Front Seatback Recline . . . . . . . . . . . .150
▫ Passenger Seat Easy Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
▫ Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
䡵 TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .155
䡵 LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
▫ Headlights And Parking Lights . . . . . . . . . . .157
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . .158
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
▫ Headlight Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . .159
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
▫ Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 101
䡵 WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS . . . . . .164
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165 䡵 PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
▫ ParkSense® Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
▫ ParkSense® Warning Display . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
䡵 TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN . . .166
▫ ParkSense® Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
䡵 HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED . . .167
▫ Enabling/Disabling ParkSense® . . . . . . . . . . .177
䡵 ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
▫ Service The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
▫ Cleaning The ParkSense® System . . . . . . . . . .178
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
▫ ParkSense® System Usage Precautions. . . . . . .179
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171 䡵 OVERHEAD CONSOLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
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▫ Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
䡵 GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED . . .181
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . .191
▫ Before You Begin Programming HomeLink® . .182
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192
▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . .183
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192
▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . .185
▫ Sunshade Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . .186
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192
▫ Using HomeLink® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188 䡵 ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS . . . . . . . . . . .193
▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189 䡵 CUPHOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
䡵 POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .190
▫ Front Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
▫ Rear Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . .191
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䡵 CONSOLE FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199 䡵 REAR WINDOW FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
▫ Sliding Center Console Armrest . . . . . . . . . . .199
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
▫ Console Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199
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MIRRORS
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you. You can turn the feature on or
off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror. A light
to the left of the button will illuminate to indicate when
the dimming feature is activated. The sensor to the right
of the button does not illuminate.
NOTE: This feature is disabled when the vehicle is
moving in reverse.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 105
Outside Mirrors
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s) The mirrors are equipped with a rotational hinge. The
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic and a slight mirrors have one detent (clockwise) towards the rear of
overlap of the view obtained from the inside mirror.
the vehicle and three detent’s (counterclockwise) towards
the front of the vehicle.
NOTE: The passenger side convex outside mirror will
give a much wider view to the rear, and especially of the
lane next to your vehicle.
WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side convex mirror could cause you to
collide with another vehicle or other object. Use your
inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a
vehicle seen in the passenger side convex mirror.
Folding Mirrors
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Power Mirrors
The power mirror controls are located on the driver’s
door trim panel. To adjust a mirror, turn the control wand
toward the left or right mirror positions indicated. Tilt the
control wand in the direction you want the mirror to
move. When you are finished adjusting the mirror, turn
the control to the center position to prevent accidentally
moving a mirror.
Power Mirror Control
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Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
feature can be activated whenever you turn on the
rear window defroster (if equipped). Refer to “Rear
Window Features” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle” for further information.
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Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
An illuminated vanity mirror is on the sun visor. To use
the mirror, rotate the sun visor downward and swing the
mirror cover upward. The light turns on automatically.
Close the mirror cover to turn off the light.
Illuminated Vanity Mirror
“Slide-On-Rod” And Extender Features Of Sun
Visor
To use the “Slide-On-Rod” feature of the sun visor, rotate
the sun visor downward and swing the sun visor so it is
parallel to the side window, grabbing the sun visor with
your left hand pull rearwards until the sun visor is in the
108 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
desired position. To use the extender feature of the sun Uconnect® PHONE — IF EQUIPPED
visor, grab the extender which is located at the rear of the Uconnect® Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, invisor and pull rearward.
vehicle communications system. Uconnect® Phone allows you to dial a phone number with your mobile
phone using simple voice commands (e.g., “Call” ѧ
“Mike” ѧ “Work” or “Dial” ѧ “248-555-1212”). Your
mobile phone’s audio is transmitted through your vehicle’s audio system; the system will automatically mute
your radio when using the Uconnect® Phone.
NOTE: The Uconnect® Phone requires a mobile phone
equipped with the Bluetooth® “Hands-Free Profile,”
Version 0.96 or higher. See the Uconnect® website for
supported phones.
Slide-On-Rod Extender
For Uconnect® Customer Support: U.S. residents - visit
www.UconnectPhone.com or call 1-877-855-8400. Canadian Residents - visit www.UconnectPhone.com or call,
1-800-465-2001 (English) or 1-800-387-9983 (French).
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 109
Uconnect® Phone allows you to transfer calls between
the system and your mobile phone as you enter or exit
your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s
microphone for private conversation.
The Uconnect® Phone is driven through your
Bluetooth® “Hands-Free Profile” mobile phone.
Uconnect® features Bluetooth® technology - the global
standard that enables different electronic devices to connect to each other without wires or a docking station, so
Uconnect® Phone works no matter where you stow your
mobile phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as
long as your phone is turned on and has been paired to
the vehicle’s Uconnect® Phone. The Uconnect® Phone
allows up to seven mobile phones to be linked to the
system. Only one linked (or paired) mobile phone can be
used with the system at a time. The system is available in
English, Spanish, or French languages.
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws, including laws regarding phone use. Your attention should be focused on safely operating the
vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a collision
causing serious injury or death.
Uconnect® Phone Button
The radio or steering wheel controls (if
equipped) will contain the two control buttons
button and Voice Com(Uconnect® Phone
mand
button) that will enable you to
access the system. When you press the button you will
hear the word Uconnect® followed by a BEEP. The beep
is your signal to give a command.
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Voice Command Button
Operation
Actual button location may vary with the ra- Voice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect®
dio. The individual buttons are described in the Phone and to navigate through the Uconnect® Phone menu
structure. Voice commands are required after most
“Operation” section.
Uconnect® Phone prompts. You will be prompted for a
The Uconnect® Phone can be used with any Hands-Free specific command and then guided through the available
Profile certified Bluetooth® mobile phone. See the options.
Uconnect® website for supported phones. Refer to your
mobile service provider or the phone manufacturer for • Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for the
beep, which follows the “Ready” prompt or another
details.
prompt.
The Uconnect® Phone is fully integrated with the vehicle’s audio system. The volume of the Uconnect® Phone • For certain operations, compound commands can be
used. For example, instead of saying “Setup” and then
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
“Pair a Device,” the following compound command
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right
can be said: “Pair a Bluetooth® Device.”
switch), if so equipped.
The radio display will be used for visual prompts from • For each feature explanation in this section, only the
compound form of the voice command is given. You
the Uconnect® Phone such as “CELL” or caller ID on
can also break the commands into parts and say each
certain radios.
part of the command when you are asked for it. For
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 111
example, you can use the compound form voice command “Phonebook New Entry,” or you can break the
compound form command into two voice commands:
“Phonebook” and “New Entry.” Please remember, the
Uconnect® Phone works best when you talk in a
normal conversational tone, as if speaking to someone
sitting a few feet/meters away from you.
To activate the Uconnect® Phone, simply press the
button and follow the audible prompts for directions.
Uconnect® Phone sessions begin with a press of the
button on the radio control head.
Cancel Command
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and
you will be returned to the main menu. However, in a
few instances the system will take you back to the
previous menu.
Help Command
Pair (Link) Uconnect® Phone To A Mobile Phone
Voice Command Tree
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to To begin using your Uconnect® Phone, you must pair
know your options at any prompt, say “Help” following your compatible Bluetooth® enabled mobile phone.
the beep. The Uconnect® Phone will play some of the
To complete the pairing process, you will need to referoptions at any prompt if you ask for help.
ence your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The
Uconnect® website may also provide detailed instructions for pairing.
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The following are general phone to Uconnect® Phone • You will then be asked to give your mobile phone a
priority level between one and seven, with one being
pairing instructions:
the highest priority. You can pair up to seven mobile
button to begin.
• Press the
phones to your Uconnect® Phone. However, at any
given time, only one mobile phone can be in use,
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Device Pairing.”
connected to your Uconnect® System. The priority
allows the Uconnect® Phone to know which mobile
• When prompted, after the beep, say “Pair a Device”
phone to use if multiple mobile phones are in the
and follow the audible prompts.
vehicle at the same time. For example, if priority three
• You will be asked to say a four-digit Personal Identiand priority five phones are present in the vehicle, the
Uconnect® Phone will use the priority three mobile
fication Number (PIN), which you will later need to
phone when you make a call. You can select to use a
enter into your mobile phone. You can enter any
four-digit PIN. You will not need to remember this PIN
lower priority mobile phone at any time (refer to
“Advanced Phone Connectivity” in this section).
after the initial pairing process.
• For identification purposes, you will be prompted to Dial By Saying A Number
give the Uconnect® Phone a name for your mobile
• Press the
button to begin.
phone. Each mobile phone that is paired should be
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
given a unique phone name.
“Dial.”
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 113
• The system will prompt you to say the number you
want to call.
• For example, you can say “234 567 8901.”
• The Uconnect® Phone will confirm the phone number
and then dial. The number will appear in the display
of certain radios.
Call By Saying A Name
• Press the
button to begin.
or downloaded phonebook. To learn how to store a
name in the phonebook, refer to “Add Names to Your
Uconnect® Phonebook,” in the phonebook.
• The Uconnect® system will confirm the name and then
dial the corresponding phone number, which may
appear in the display of certain radios.
Phonebook Download — Automatic Phonebook
Transfer From Mobile Phone
If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say Uconnect® Phone automatically downloads names (text
names) and number entries from your mobile phone’s
“Call.”
phonebook. Specific Bluetooth® Phones with Phone
• The system will prompt you to say the name of the Book Access Profile may support this feature. See
person you want to call.
Uconnect® website for supported phones.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • To call a name from the Uconnect® Phonebook or
the name of the person you want to call. For example,
downloaded Phonebook, follow the procedure in “Call
you can say “John Doe,” where John Doe is a previby Saying a Name” section.
ously stored name entry in the Uconnect® phonebook
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• Automatic download and update, if supported, begins • This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
as soon as the Bluetooth® wireless phone connection is
deleted on the Uconnect® Phone. These can only be
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are transmade to the Uconnect® Phone, for example, after you
ferred and updated to Uconnect® Phone on the next
start the vehicle.
phone connection.
• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be downloaded and updated every time a phone is connected Add Names To Your Uconnect® Phonebook
to the Uconnect® Phone.
NOTE: Adding names to the Uconnect® Phonebook is
• Depending on the maximum number of entries down- recommended when the vehicle is not in motion.
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
button to begin.
• Press the
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if available, the previously downloaded phonebook is avail- • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Phonebook New Entry.”
able for use.
• Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile • When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of
long names helps the Voice Command and it is recomphone is accessible.
mended. For example, say “Robert Smith” or “Robert”
• Either the mobile phone’s phonebook or the mobile
instead of “Bob.”
phone’s SIM card phonebook is downloaded.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 115
• When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g., Edit Uconnect® Phonebook Entries
“Home,” “Work,” “Mobile,” or “Other”). This will
NOTE:
allow you to store multiple numbers for each phone• Editing names in the phonebook is recommended
book entry, if desired.
when the vehicle is not in motion.
• When prompted, recite the phone number for the
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
phonebook entry that you are adding.
deleted or edited.
After you are finished adding an entry into the phonebook, you will be given the opportunity to add more • Press the
button to begin.
phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
main menu.
“Phonebook Edit Entry.”
The Uconnect® Phone will allow you to enter up to 32
• You will then be asked for the name of the phonebook
names in the phonebook with each name having up to
entry that you wish to edit.
four associated phone numbers and designations. Each
language has a separate 32-name phonebook accessible • Next, choose the number designation (home, work,
only in that language. In addition, if equipped and
mobile, or other) that you wish to edit.
supported by your phone, Uconnect® Phone automati• When prompted, recite the new phone number for the
cally downloads your mobile phone’s phonebook.
phonebook entry that you are editing.
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After you are finished editing an entry in the phonebook, • After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will
then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish
you will be given the opportunity to edit another entry in
to delete. You can either say the name of a phonebook
the phonebook, call the number you just edited, or return
entry that you wish to delete or you can say “List
to the main menu.
Names” to hear a list of the entries in the phonebook
“Phonebook Edit Entry” can be used to add another
from which you choose. To select one of the entries
phone number to a name entry that already exists in the
from the list, press the
button while the
phonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a
Uconnect® Phone is playing the desired entry and say
mobile and a home number, but you can add “John
“Delete.”
Doe’s” work number later using the “Phonebook Edit
• After you enter the name, the Uconnect® Phone will
Entry” feature.
ask you which designation you wish to delete: home,
Delete Uconnect® Phonebook Entry
work, mobile, other, or all. Say the designation you
NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended
wish to delete.
when the vehicle is not in motion.
• Note that only the phonebook entry in the current
button to begin.
• Press the
language is deleted.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
“Phonebook Delete.”
deleted or edited.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 117
Delete/Erase “All” Uconnect® Phonebook Entries
List All Names In The Uconnect® Phonebook
• Press the
• Press the
button to begin.
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Phonebook Erase All.”
“Phonebook List Names.”
• The Uconnect® Phone will ask you to verify that you • The Uconnect® Phone will play the names of all the
wish to delete all the entries from the phonebook.
phonebook entries, including the downloaded phonebook entries, if available.
• After confirmation, the phonebook entries will be
butdeleted.
• To call one of the names in the list, press the
ton during the playing of the desired name, and say
• Note that only the phonebook in the current language
“Call.”
is deleted.
NOTE: The user can also exercise “Edit” or “Delete”
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
operations at this point.
deleted or edited.
• The Uconnect® Phone will then prompt you as to the
number designation you wish to call.
• The selected number will be dialed.
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Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — Call
The following features can be accessed through the Currently In Progress
Uconnect® Phone if the feature(s) are available on your If a call is currently in progress and you have another
mobile service plan. For example, if your mobile service incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for
plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be call waiting that you normally hear when using your
button to place the current
accessed through the Uconnect® Phone. Check with your mobile phone. Press the
call on hold and answer the incoming call.
mobile service provider for the features that you have.
Phone Call Features
NOTE: The Uconnect® Phone compatible phones in the
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
Uconnect® Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio sys- only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
tem, if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
button to accept the call. To reject the Progress
call. Press the
button until you hear a single
call, press and hold the
To make a second call while you are currently on a call,
beep, indicating that the incoming call was rejected.
button and say “Dial” or “Call” followed
press the
by the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to
call. The first call will be on hold while the second call is
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — No Call
Currently In Progress
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 119
in progress. To go back to the first call, refer to “Toggling Conference Call
Between Calls” in this section. To combine two calls, refer When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
to “Conference Call” in this section.
button until you hear a
hold), press and hold the
double beep indicating that the two calls have been
Place/Retrieve A Call From Hold
joined into one conference call.
To put a call on hold, press the
button until you hear
a single beep. This indicates that the call is on hold. To Three-Way Calling
but- To initiate three-way calling, press the
bring the call back from hold, press and hold the
button while
ton until you hear a single beep.
a call is in progress, and make a second phone call, as
described under “Making a Second Call While Current
Call is in Progress.” After the second call has established,
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
button until you hear a double
press and hold the
press the
button until you hear a single beep, indicatbeep, indicating that the two calls have been joined into
ing that the active and hold status of the two calls have
one conference call.
switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at a time.
Call Termination
Toggling Between Calls
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the
button. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if there
is a call on hold, it will become the new active call. If the
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active call is terminated by the phone far end, a call on Call Continuation
hold may not become active automatically. This is cell Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the
phone-dependent. To bring the call back from hold, press Uconnect® Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been
button until you hear a single beep.
and hold the
switched to OFF. Call continuation functionality available on the vehicle can be any one of three types:
Redial
• After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can
continue on the Uconnect® Phone either until the call
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
ends, or until the vehicle battery condition dictates
“Redial.”
cessation of the call on the Uconnect® Phone and
transfer of the call to the mobile phone.
• The Uconnect® Phone will call the last number that
was dialed from your mobile phone.
• After the ignition key is cycled to OFF, a call can
continue on the Uconnect® Phone for a certain duraNOTE: This may not be the last number dialed from the
tion, after which the call is automatically transferred
Uconnect® Phone.
from the Uconnect® Phone to the mobile phone.
• Press the
button to begin.
• An active call is automatically transferred to the mobile phone after the ignition key is cycled to OFF.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 121
Uconnect® Phone Features
Emergency Assistance
Language Selection
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
reachable:
To change the language that the Uconnect® Phone is
using:
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
number for your area.
button to begin.
• Press the
If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect® Phone is
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
operational, you may reach the emergency number as
the name of the language you wish to switch to
follows:
English, Espanol, or Francais.
button to begin.
• Press the
• Continue to follow the system prompts to complete the
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
language selection.
“Emergency” and the Uconnect® Phone will instruct
After selecting one of the languages, all prompts and
the paired mobile phone to call the emergency number.
voice commands will be in that language.
This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada, and
Mexico.
NOTE: After every Uconnect® Phone language change
operation, only the language-specific 32-name phonebook is usable. The paired phone name is not languagespecific and is usable across all languages.
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NOTE:
• The emergency number dialed is based on the country
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may
not be applicable with the available mobile service and
area.
WARNING!
To use your Uconnect® Phone System in an emergency, your mobile phone must be:
• turned on,
• paired to the Uconnect® System,
• and have network coverage.
• If supported, this number may be programmable on
button and say Roadside Assistance/Towing Assistance
some systems. To do this, press the
“Setup,” followed by “Emergency.”
If you need roadside assistance:
• The Uconnect® Phone does slightly lower your • Press the
button to begin.
chances of successfully making a phone call as to that
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
for the mobile phone directly.
“Towing Assistance.”
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NOTE: You should program the desired Towing Assistance phone number using the Voice Command system.
To do this, press the button and say “Setup,” followed by
“Towing Assistance.” When prompted say 1-800-5212779 for U.S./Canada, say 55-14-3454 for Mexico City
and 1-800-712-3040 for outside Mexico City in Mexico.
Working With Automated Systems
This method is used in instances where one generally has
to press numbers on the mobile phone keypad while
navigating through an automated telephone system.
You can use your Uconnect® Phone to access a voice mail
system or an automated service, such as a paging service
Paging
or automated customer service line. Some services reTo learn how to page, refer to “Working with Automated quire immediate response selection. In some instances,
Systems”. Paging works properly except for pagers of that may be too quick for use of the Uconnect® Phone.
certain companies, which time out a little too soon to
When calling a number with your Uconnect® Phone that
work properly with the Uconnect® Phone.
normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence
Voice Mail Calling
on your mobile phone keypad, you can press the
button and say the sequence you wish to enter,
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working
followed
by the word “Send.” For example, if required to
with Automated Systems”.
enter your PIN followed with a pound, (3 7 4 6 #), you
button and say, “3 7 4 6 # Send.”
can press the
Saying a number, or sequence of numbers, followed by
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“Send,” is also to be used for navigating through an • Some paging and voice mail systems have system time
out settings that are too short and may not allow the
automated customer service center menu structure, and
use of this feature.
to leave a number on a pager.
You can also send stored Uconnect® phonebook entries
as tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager
entries. To use this feature, dial the number you wish to
button and say “Send.” The
call and then press the
system will prompt you to enter the name or number and
say the name of the phonebook entry you wish to send.
The Uconnect® Phone will then send the corresponding
phone number associated with the phonebook entry, as
tones over the phone.
NOTE:
Barge In — Overriding Prompts
The “Voice Command” button can be used when you
wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice
command immediately. For example, if a prompt is
asking “Would you like to pair a phone, clear a...,” you
button and say, “Pair a Phone” to
could press the
select that option without having to listen to the rest of
the voice prompt.
Turning Confirmation Prompts ON/OFF
Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system
• You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone from confirming your choices (e.g., the Uconnect® Phone
network configurations. This is normal.
will not repeat a phone number before you dial it).
• Press the
button to begin.
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• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth® mobile
phone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s
one of the following:
audio system. The Uconnect® Phone will work the same
– “Setup Confirmation Prompts On”
as if you dial the number using Voice Command.
– “Setup Confirmation Prompts Off”
NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
Phone And Network Status Indicators
dial ring to the Uconnect® Phone to play it on the vehicle
If available on the radio and/or on a premium display audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situasuch as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by tion, after successfully dialing a number the user may feel
your mobile phone, the Uconnect® Phone will provide that the call did not go through even though the call is in
notification to inform you of your phone and network progress. Once your call is answered, you will hear the
status when you are attempting to make a phone call audio.
using Uconnect® Phone. The status is given for network Mute/Un-Mute (Mute ON/OFF)
signal strength, phone battery strength, etc.
When you mute the Uconnect® Phone, you will still be
Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
You can dial a phone number with your mobile phone party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. In
keypad and still use the Uconnect® Phone (while dialing order to mute the Uconnect® Phone:
via the mobile phone keypad, the user must exercise • Press the
button.
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
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• Following the beep, say “Mute.”
To un-mute the Uconnect® Phone:
• Press the
button.
• Following the beep, say “Mute off.”
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between The
Uconnect® Phone And Mobile Phone
Your mobile phone can be paired with many different
electronic devices, but can only be actively “connected”
with one electronic device at a time.
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth®
connection between your mobile phone and the
Transfer Call To And From Mobile Phone
Uconnect® Phone System, follow the instructions deThe Uconnect® Phone allows ongoing calls to be trans- scribed in your mobile phone User’s Manual.
ferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect® Phone
List Paired Mobile Phone Names
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
button to begin.
from your Uconnect® Phone paired mobile phone to the • Press the
button
Uconnect® Phone or vice versa, press the
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
and say “Transfer Call.”
“Setup Phone Pairing.”
Advanced Phone Connectivity
• When prompted, say “List Phones.”
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• The Uconnect® Phone will play the phone names of all • The selected phone will be used for the next phone
call. If the selected phone is not available, the
paired mobile phones in order from the highest to the
Uconnect® Phone will return to using the highest
lowest priority. To “Select” or “Delete” a paired phone
priority phone present in or near (approximately
button and say “Sebeing announced, press the
within 30 ft (9 m)) the vehicle.
lect” or “Delete.” Also, see the next two sections for an
alternate way to “Select” or “Delete” a paired phone.
Delete Uconnect® Phone Paired Mobile Phones
Select Another Mobile Phone
• Press the
button to begin.
This feature allows you to select and start using another
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
phone paired with the Uconnect® Phone.
“Setup Phone Pairing.”
button to begin.
• Press the
• At the next prompt, say “Delete” and follow the
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
prompts.
“Setup Select Phone” and follow the prompts.
button at any time while the
• You can also press the
button at any time while the
• You can also press the
list is being played, and then choose the phone you
list is being played, and then choose the phone that
wish to delete.
you wish to select.
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Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect®
Phone
Uconnect® Phone Tutorial
• Press the
button and say the “Voice Training,”
“System Training,” or “Start Voice Training” command.
To hear a brief tutorial of the system features, press the You can either press the Uconnect® Phone button to
restore the factory setting or repeat the words and
button and say “Uconnect® Tutorial.”
phrases when prompted by the Uconnect® Phone. For
Voice Training
best results, the Voice Training session should be comFor users experiencing difficulty with the system recog- pleted when the vehicle is parked with the engine
nizing their voice commands or numbers, the Uconnect® running, all windows closed, and the blower fan
Phone Voice Training feature may be used. To enter this switched off.
training mode, follow one of the two following proce- This procedure may be repeated with a new user. The
dures:
system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
From outside the Uconnect® Phone mode (e.g., from Reset
radio mode):
• Press the
button.
button for five seconds until
• Press and hold the
• After the “Ready” prompt, and the following beep, say
the session begins, or,
“Setup,” then “Reset.”
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This will delete all phone pairing, phone book entries, • Low-to-medium vehicle speed
and other settings in all language modes. The System will
• Low road noise
prompt you before resetting to factory settings.
• Smooth road surface
Voice Command
• Fully closed windows
• For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to
provide at least ½ inch (1 cm) gap between the • Dry weather condition
overhead console (if equipped) and the mirror.
• Even though the system is designed for users speaking
• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
in North American English, French, and Spanish accents, the system may not always work for some.
• Speak normally without pausing, just as you would
speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from • When navigating through an automated system such
you.
as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of
speaking the digit string, make sure to say “Send.”
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
during a Voice Command period.
• Storing names in the phonebook when the vehicle is
not in motion is recommended.
• Performance is maximized under:
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding names
• Low-to-medium blower setting
in the Uconnect® Phonebook.
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• Phonebook (Downloaded and Uconnect® Phone Lo- •
cal) name recognition rate is optimized when the
•
entries are not similar.
•
• Numbers must be spoken in single digits. “800” must
•
be spoken “eight-zero-zero” not “eight hundred.”
• You can say “O” (letter “O”) for “0” (zero).
Low road noise
Smooth road surface
Fully closed windows
Dry weather conditions, and
• Operation from the driver’s seat.
• Even though international dialing for most number • Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
not the Uconnect® Phone.
number combinations may not be supported.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be • Echo at the phone far end can sometimes be reduced
by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
compromised with the convertible top down.
Far End Audio Performance
• Audio quality is maximized under:
• Low-to-medium blower setting
• Low-to-medium vehicle speed
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
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Recent Calls
• Uconnect® Phone will play the new text message for
you.
If your phone supports “Automatic Phonebook Download,” Uconnect® Phone can list your Outgoing, Incom- After reading a message, you can “Reply” or “Forward”
ing and Missed Calls.
the message using Uconnect® Phone.
SMS
Send Messages:
Uconnect® Phone can read or send new messages on You can send messages using Uconnect® Phone. To send
your phone.
a new message:
Read Messages:
• Press the
button.
If you receive a new text message while your phone is • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
connected to Uconnect® Phone, an announcement will
“SMS Send” or “Send Message.”
be made to notify you that you have a new text message.
• You can either say the message you wish to send or say
If you wish to hear the new message:
“List Messages.” There are 20 preset messages.
button.
• Press the
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“SMS Read” or “Read Messages.”
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button while the 10.
To send a message, press the
system is listing the message and say “Send.”
11.
Uconnect® Phone will prompt you to say the name or
12.
number of the person you wish to send the message to.
13.
List of Preset Messages:
14.
1. Yes
15.
2. No
16.
3. Where are you?
17.
4. I need more direction
18.
5. L O L
19.
6. Why
20.
7. I love you
8. Call me
9. Call me later
Thanks
See You in 15 minutes
I am on my way
I’ll be late
Are you there yet?
Where are we meeting?
Can this wait?
Bye for now
When can we meet?
Send number to call
Start without me
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Turn SMS Incoming Announcement ON/OFF
Bluetooth® Communication Link
Turning the SMS Incoming Announcement OFF will stop Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the
the system from announcing the new incoming mes- Uconnect® Phone. When this happens, the connection
can generally be reestablished by switching the phone
sages.
off/on. Your mobile phone is recommended to remain in
button.
• Press the
Bluetooth® ON mode.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say Power-Up
“Setup, SMS Incoming Message Announcement,” you
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either the
will then be given a choice to change it.
ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you
must wait at least 15 seconds prior to using the system.
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Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
zero
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
star (*)
plus (+)
pound (#)
add location
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
all
call
cancel
confirmation prompts
continue
delete
dial
download
edit
emergency
English
erase all
Espanol
Francais
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Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
help
home
language
list names
list phones
mobile
mute
mute off
new entry
no
other
pair a phone
phone pairing
pairing
phonebook
phone book
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
previous
record again
redial
return to main menu
return or main menu
select phone
select
send
set up
phone settings or phone
set up
towing assistance
transfer call
Uconnect® Tutorial
voice training
work
yes
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General Information
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and Voice Command System Operation
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
The Uconnect® Voice Command system allows
you to control your AM, FM radio, disk player,
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
USB mass storage class device, iPod® family of
the party responsible for compliance could void the
devices, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio Device,
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
satellite radio, disc player, and a memo recorder.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
NOTE: Take care to speak into the Voice Interface System
• This device must accept any interference received,
as calmly and normally as possible. The ability of the
including interference that may cause undesired opVoice Interface System to recognize user voice commands
eration.
may be negatively affected by rapid speaking or a raised
voice level.
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WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws, including laws regarding phone use. Your attention should be focused on safely operating the
vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a collision
causing serious injury or death.
Pressing the Voice Command
button while the
system is speaking is known as “barging in.” The system
will be interrupted, and after the beep, you can add or
change commands. This will become helpful once you
start to learn the options.
NOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel,”
“Help” or “Main Menu.”
These commands are universal and can be used from any
button, you menu. All other commands can be used depending upon
When you press the Voice Command
will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to give a the active application.
command.
When using this system, you should speak clearly and at
NOTE: If you do not say a command within a few a normal speaking volume.
seconds, the system will present you with a list of
The system will best recognize your speech if the winoptions.
dows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan is
If you would like to interrupt the system while it lists set to low.
button, listen for
options, press the Voice Command
At any point, if the system does not recognize one of your
the beep, and say your command.
commands, you will be prompted to repeat it.
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To hear the first available Menu, press the Voice Com- 3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the
volume to a comfortable level while the Voice Combutton and say “Help” or “Main Menu.”
mand
mand system is speaking. Please note the volume
Commands
setting for Voice Command is different than the audio
The Voice Command system understands two types of
system.
commands, Universal commands and Local commands.
Universal commands are available at all times. Local Main Menu
commands are available if the supported radio mode is Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
button. You may say “Main Menu” to switch to the
active.
main menu.
Changing The Volume
In this mode, you can say the following commands:
1. Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
button.
• “Radio AM” (to switch to the radio AM mode)
2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
• “Radio FM” (to switch to radio FM mode)
• “Sat” (to switch to Satellite radio mode)
• “Disc” (to switch to the disc mode)
• “USB” (to switch to USB mode)
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• “Bluetooth Streaming” (to switch to Bluetooth® Radio FM
Streaming mode)
To switch to the FM band, say “FM” or “Radio FM.” In
this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Memo” (to switch to the memo recorder)
• “System Setup” (to switch to system setup)
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
Radio AM
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
To switch to the AM band, say “AM” or “Radio AM.” In • “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
Satellite Radio
• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
To switch to satellite radio mode, say “Sat” or “Satellite
• “Radio Menu” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
Radio.” In this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Channel Number” (to change the channel by its
spoken number)
• “Next Channel” (to select the next channel)
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• “Previous Channel” (to select the previous channel)
USB Mode
• “List Channel” (to hear a list of available channels)
To switch to USB mode, say “USB.” In this mode, you
may say the following commands:
• “Select Name” (to say the name of a channel)
• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
Disc Mode
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
• “Play” (to play an Artist Name, Playlist Name, Album
Name, Track Name, etc.)
To switch to the disc mode, say “Disc.” In this mode, you
Bluetooth® Streaming (BT) Mode
may say the following commands:
To switch to Bluetooth® Streaming (BT) mode, say
• “Track” (#) (to change the track)
“Bluetooth Streaming.” In this mode, you may say the
following commands:
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
• “List” (to list an Artist, Playlist, Album, Track, etc.)
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Memo Mode
– “Previous” (to play the previous memo)
To switch to the voice recorder mode, say “Memo.” In
this mode, you may say the following commands:
– “Delete” (to delete a memo)
– “Delete All” (to delete all memos)
• “New Memo” (to record a new memo) — During the Setup
recording, you may press the Voice Command
button to stop recording. You proceed by saying To switch to system setup, you may say one of the
following:
one of the following commands:
• “Change to system setup”
– “Save” (to save the memo)
– “Continue” (to continue recording)
• “Main menu system setup”
– “Delete” (to delete the recording)
• “Switch to system setup”
• “Play Memos” (to play previously recorded memos) — • “Change to setup”
During the playback you may press the Voice Com- • “Main menu setup” or
button to stop playing memos. You promand
• “Switch to setup”
ceed by saying one of the following commands:
In this mode, you may say the following commands:
– “Repeat” (to repeat a memo)
– “Next” (to play the next memo)
• “Language English”
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• “Language French”
2. Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by
Uconnect® Voice. For best results, the Voice Training
• “Language Spanish”
session should be completed when the vehicle is
parked, engine running, all windows closed, and the
• “Tutorial”
blower fan switched off. This procedure may be re• “Voice Training”
peated with a new user. The system will adapt to the
last trained voice only.
NOTE: Keep in mind that you have to press the Voice
button first and wait for the beep before
Command
SEATS
speaking the “Barge In” commands.
Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recognizing their voice commands or numbers the Uconnect®
Voice “Voice Training” feature may be used.
button, say “System
1. Press the Voice Command
Setup” and once you are in that menu then say “Voice
Training.” This will train your own voice to the system
and will improve recognition.
Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the
vehicle.
WARNING!
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts. In a collision, people riding in these areas are
more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
Power Seats
The power seat switches are located on the outboard side
of the front seat cushions. The power seat switches are
used to control the position of the seat.
Power Seat Switch
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward.
Push the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will
move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch
when the desired position has been reached.
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Push the switch rearward to decrease the lumbar support. Pushing upward or downward on the switch will
The height of the seats can be adjusted up or down. Pull
raise and lower the position of the support.
upward or push downward on the seat switch, the seat
will move in the direction of the switch. Release the
switch when the desired position is reached.
Adjusting The Seat Up Or Down
Tilting The Seat Up Or Down
The angle of the seat cushion can be adjusted in four
directions. Pull upward or push downward on the front
or rear of the seat switch, the front or rear of the seat
cushion will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position is reached.
Power Lumbar — If Equipped
Vehicles equipped with power driver or passenger seats
are also equipped with power lumbar. The power lumbar
switch is located on the outboard side of the power seat.
Push the switch forward to increase the lumbar support.
Power Lumbar Switch
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
Do not place any article under a power seat or impede
its ability to move as it may cause damage to the seat
controls. Seat travel may become limited if movement
is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s path.
Heated Seats — If Equipped
The front driver and passenger seats may be equipped
with heaters in both the seat cushions and seatbacks. The
heaters provide the same average heat level for both the
cushion and the seatback.
There are two heated seat switches that allow the driver
and passenger to operate the seats independently. The
controls for each seat are located near the bottom center
of the instrument panel.
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You can choose from HIGH, LOW or OFF heat settings.
Amber indicator lights in each switch indicate the level of
heat in use. Two indicator lights will illuminate for
HIGH, one for LOW and none for OFF.
Press the switch once to select HIGH-level
heating. Press the switch a second time to select
LOW-level heating. Press the switch a third
time to shut the heating elements OFF.
If HIGH-level heating is selected, the system will automatically switch to the LOW-level after a maximum of 60
minutes of continuous operation. At that time, the number of indicators illuminated changes from two to one,
indicating the change. Operation on the LOW-level setting also turns OFF automatically after a maximum of 45
minutes.
WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise care
when using the seat heater. It may cause burns
even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time.
• Do not place anything on the seat or seatback that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or cushion.
This may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting
in a seat that has been overheated could cause
serious burns due to the increased surface temperature of the seat.
Manual Forward Or Rearward Adjustment
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
The adjusting bar is located at the front of the seat, near
within two to five minutes.
the floor. Pull the bar upward to move the seat forward or
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rearward. Release the bar once the seat is in the desired
position. Using body pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be sure that the seat adjusters have
latched.
WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust
the seat only while the vehicle is parked.
Manual Front Seatback Recline
To adjust the seatback, lift the lever located on the
outboard side of the seat, lean back to the desired
position and release the lever. To return the seatback, lift
the lever, lean forward and release the lever.
Recline Lever
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
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Passenger Seat Easy Entry
On the passenger seat, pull forward on the lever located
on the side of the seatback in order to dump the seatback
and slide the seat forward. You can also temporarily
remove the seat belt from the guide loop on the seat and
allow the seat belt to retract out of the way. This allows
for easier access to the rear seat. To return the seat to a
normal seating position, first return the seatback to its
original recline location and then slide the entire seat
back to the pre-set lock position.
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Head Restraints
Active Head Restraints — Front Seats
Head restraints are designed to reduce the risk of injury
by restricting head movement in the event of a rear
impact. Head restraints should be adjusted so that the top
of the head restraint is located above the top of your ear.
The front driver and passenger seats are equipped with
Active Head Restraints (AHR). In the event of a rear impact
the AHRs will automatically extend forward minimizing
the gap between the back of the occupants head and the
AHR.
WARNING!
The AHRs will automatically return to their normal
position following a rear impact. If the AHRs do not
return to their normal position see your authorized
dealer immediately.
The head restraints for all occupants must be properly adjusted prior to operating the vehicle or occupying a seat. Head restraints should never be adjusted while the vehicle is in motion. Driving a
vehicle with the head restraints improperly adjusted
or removed could cause serious injury or death in the
event of a collision.
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To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint.
NOTE: The head restraints should only be removed by
qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either
of the head restraints require removal, see your authorized dealer.
WARNING!
Do not place items over the top of the Active Head
Restraint, such as coats, seat covers or portable DVD
players. These items may interfere with the operation
of the Active Head Restraint in the event of a
collision and could result in serious injury or death.
Push Button
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Folding Rear Seat
The rear seatbacks can be folded forward to provide an
additional storage area. Pull on the loops located on the
upper part of the rear seatback to fold down either or
both seatbacks. These loops can be tucked away when
not in use.
Folded Rear Seat
When the seatback is folded to the upright position, make
sure it is latched by strongly pulling on the top of the
seatback above the seat strap.
Folding Rear Seat
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WARNING!
• Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback is not securely locked into
position, the seat will not provide the proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
• The cargo area in the rear of the vehicle (with the
rear seatbacks in the locked-up or folded down
position) should not be used as a play area by
children when the vehicle is in motion. They could
be seriously injured in a collision. Children should
be seated and using the proper restraint system.
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
Two latches must be released to open the hood.
1. Pull the hood release lever located under the left side
of the instrument panel.
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Hood Release Lever
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2. Move to the outside of the vehicle and push the safety
catch to the left. The safety catch is located under the
center front edge of the hood.
CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Lower the hood until it is open approximately 6 in (15 cm), and then drop it. This should
secure both latches. Never drive your vehicle unless
the hood is fully closed, with both latches engaged.
WARNING!
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your
vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open
when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.
Failure to follow this warning could result in serious
injury or death.
Hood Safety Catch
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LIGHTS
Headlights And Parking Lights
The headlight switch is located on the left side of the
instrument panel. This switch controls the operation of
the headlights, parking lights, instrument panel lights,
instrument panel light dimming, interior lights and fog
lights.
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Headlight Switch
Rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the first detent
for parking light and instrument panel light operation.
Turn it to the second detent for headlight, parking light
and instrument panel light operation.
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Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
This system automatically turns the headlights on or off
according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on,
rotate the headlight switch counterclockwise to the A
(AUTO) position. When the system is on, the headlight
time delay feature is also on. This means the headlights
will stay on for up to 90 seconds after you place the
ignition in the OFF position. To turn the automatic
system off, move the headlight switch out of the AUTO
position.
addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be enabled or
disabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Headlight Time Delay
This feature provides the safety of headlight illumination
for up to 90 seconds when leaving your vehicle in an
unlit area.
NOTE: The engine must be running before the headTo activate the delay feature, place the ignition in the OFF
lights will come on in the automatic mode.
position while the headlights are still on. Then, turn off
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
the headlights within 45 seconds. The delay interval
Automatic Headlights Only)
begins when the headlight switch is turned off.
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on If you turn the headlights or parking lights on, or place
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on the ignition in the RUN position again, the system will
if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In cancel the delay.
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If you turn the headlights off before the ignition, they will DRL function. If equipped, the DRL will flash when a
turn signal is in operation, and return to DRL mode when
turn off in the normal manner.
the turn signal is no longer flashing.
NOTE: The lights must be turned off within 45 seconds
of placing the ignition in the OFF position to activate this
WARNING!
feature.
The Headlight delay time is programmable. Refer to A transient high voltage occurs at the bulb sockets of
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/ HID headlamps when the headlamp switch is turned
Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding ON. It may cause serious electrical shock or electrocution if not serviced properly. See your authorized
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
dealer for service.
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
The headlights will come on as Daytime Running Lights Lights-On Reminder
(DRL) whenever the ignition is placed in the RUN If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
position, the headlights are off and the parking brake is is in the OFF position, a chime will sound to alert the
released. The headlight switch must be used for normal driver when the driver’s door is opened.
nighttime driving.
If vehicle is equipped with High Intensity Discharge
(HID) headlights, the front turn signal lamps provide the
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Fog Lights — If Equipped
The front fog light switch is built into the headlight switch. To activate the front fog lights, turn
on the parking lights or the low beam headlights and
press the headlight switch. To turn off the front fog lights,
either press the headlight switch again or turn off the
headlight switch.
Fog Light Operation
An indicator light in the instrument cluster illuminates
when the fog lights are turned on.
NOTE: The fog lights will operate with the low beam
headlights or parking lights on. However, selecting the
high beam headlights will turn off the fog lights.
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Multifunction Lever
Turn Signals
The multifunction lever controls the operation of the turn Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows
signals, headlight beam selection and passing lights. The on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show
multifunction lever is located on the left side of the proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
steering column.
NOTE:
• If either light remains on and does not flash, or there is
a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside light
bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is
moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is
defective.
• A “Turn Signal On” message will appear in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) and a continuous chime will sound if the vehicle is driven more
than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn signal on.
Multifunction Lever
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NOTE: If the multifunction lever is held in the flash-to
pass position for more than 15 seconds, the high beams
Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond
will shut off.
the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash
three times then automatically turn off.
Map/Reading Lights
Lane Change Assist
These lights are mounted between the sun visors on the
Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch overhead console. Each light is turned on by pressing the
the headlights to high beam. Pull the multifunction lever lens. Press the lens a second time to turn off the light.
toward you to switch the headlights back to low beam. These lights also turn on when a door is opened, or when
the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
Flash-To-Pass
transmitter is pressed, or when the dimmer control is
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by turned fully upward, past the second detent.
lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This
will turn on the high beam headlights until the lever is
released.
High/Low Beam Switch
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open. This includes the glove box light, but not the trunk
light. To restore interior light operation, either place the
ignition in the RUN position or cycle the light switch.
Dimmer Control
The dimmer control is located to the right of the headlight switch. With the parking lights or headlights on,
rotating the dimmer control upward will increase the
brightness of the instrument panel lights and, if
equipped, the lighting in the door map pockets, door
handles and cupholders.
Overhead Console
Dome Light Position
Rotate the left dimmer control completely upward to the
second detent to turn on the interior lights. The interior
The interior lights come on when a door is opened.
lights will remain on when the dimmer control is in this
To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn off position.
automatically 10 minutes after the ignition is placed in
the OFF position. This will occur if the interior lights
were switched on manually or are on because a door is
Interior Lights
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Interior Light Defeat (OFF)
Rotate the dimmer control to the extreme bottom off
position. The interior lights will remain off when the
doors are open.
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness Feature)
Rotate the dimmer control upward to the first detent.
This feature brightens all text displays such as the
odometer, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC),
and radio when the parking lights or headlights are on.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
Windshield Wiper/Washer Lever
Rotate the end of the multifunction lever to the first
The multifunction lever operates the windshield
detent past the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper
wipers and washer when the ignition is placed in
operation, or to the second detent past the intermittent
the ON/RUN or ACC position. The multifunction
settings for high-speed wiper operation.
lever is located on the left side of the steering column.
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CAUTION!
Turn the windshield wipers off when driving
through an automatic car wash. Damage to the windshield wipers may result if the wiper switch is left in
any position other than off.
Mist Feature
Rotate the end of the lever downward to the Mist position
to activate a single wipe cycle to clear off road mist or spray
from a passing vehicle. The wipers will continue to operate
until you release the multifunction lever.
NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer
pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the
Intermittent Wiper System
windshield. The wash function must be used in order to
Use the intermittent wiper when weather conditions spray the windshield with washer fluid.
make a single wiping cycle with a variable pause between cycles desirable. Rotate the end of the multifunc- Windshield Washers
tion lever to the first detent position, and then turn the To use the washer, push the multifunction lever inward
end of the lever to select the desired delay interval. There (toward the steering column) and hold it for as long as
are four delay settings, which allow you to regulate the washer spray is desired.
wipe interval from a minimum of one cycle every second
If you activate the washer while the windshield wiper
to a maximum of approximately 36 seconds between
control is in the delay range, the wipers will operate for
cycles. The delay intervals will double in duration when
three wipe cycles after releasing the multifunction lever
the vehicle speed is 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.
and then resume the intermittent interval previously
selected.
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If you activate the washer while the windshield wiper is position. In addition, the headlights will turn off when
turned off, the wipers will operate for three wipe cycles the wipers are turned off if they were turned on by this
feature.
and then turn off.
WARNING!
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to a collision. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
windshield with the defroster before and during
windshield washer use.
The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be enabled or
disabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
shorten the steering column. The tilt/telescoping lever is
Automatic Headlights Only)
located below the steering wheel at the end of the
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on steering column.
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
if the headlight switch is placed in the A (AUTO)
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WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Failure to
follow this warning may result in serious injury or
death.
HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED
Tilt/Telescoping Control Handle
To unlock the steering column, pull the lever downward.
To tilt the steering column, move the steering wheel
upward or downward as desired. To lengthen or shorten
the steering column, pull the steering wheel outward or
push it inward as desired. To lock the steering column in
position, push the lever upward until fully engaged.
The steering wheel contains a heating element that helps
warm your hands in cold weather. The heated steering
wheel has only one temperature setting. Once the heated
steering wheel has been turned on it will operate for
approximately 30 to 80 minutes before automatically
shutting off. The heated steering wheel can shut off early
or may not turn on when the steering wheel is already
warm.
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The heated steering wheel switch is located on the switch — If Equipped” in “Things to Know Before Starting Your
bank below the climate controls. There are also soft-keys Vehicle” for further information.
in the radio screen that will activate the heated steering
wheel.
WARNING!
Press the switch to turn on the heated
steering wheel. The light on the switch
will illuminate to indicate the steering
wheel heater is on. Pressing the switch
a second time will turn off the heated
steering wheel and light indicator.
NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated
steering wheel to operate.
Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
heated steering wheel can be programed to come on
during a remote start. Refer to “Remote Starting System
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion, or other physical conditions must exercise
care when using the steering wheel heater. It may
cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if
used for long periods.
• Do not place anything on the steering wheel that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or steering
wheel covers of any type and material. This may
cause the steering wheel heater to overheat.
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ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h).
The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the
right side of the steering wheel.
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Electronic Speed Control Buttons
1 — ON/OFF
2 — RES +
3 — SET 4 — CANCEL
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NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Electronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut
down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated at
the same time. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Control
System can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic
Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired
vehicle set speed.
WARNING!
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the system OFF when you are not using it.
To Activate
To Set A Desired Speed
Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator Light in
the instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system
off, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The Cruise
Indicator Light will turn off. The system should be
turned off when not in use.
Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle
has reached the desired speed, press the SET (-) button
and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will
operate at the selected speed.
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed
and on level ground before pressing the SET (-) button.
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To Deactivate
The speed increment shown is dependant on the speed of
U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h) units:
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL
button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the U.S. Speed (mph)
vehicle will deactivate the Electronic Speed Control with• Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph
out erasing the set speed memory.
increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
Pressing the ON/OFF button or turning the ignition
button results in an increase of 1 mph.
switch OFF erases the set speed memory.
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
To Resume Speed
continue to increase until the button is released, then
the new set speed will be established.
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+)
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed Metric Speed (km/h)
above 20 mph (32 km/h).
• Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a
To Vary The Speed Setting
2 km/h increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
the button results in an increase of 2 km/h.
To Increase Speed
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can in- • If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to increase until the button is released, then
crease speed by pushing the RES (+) button.
the new set speed will be established.
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• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to decrease until the button is released, then
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can dethe new set speed will be established.
crease speed by pushing the SET (-) button.
The speed decrement shown is dependant on the speed To Accelerate For Passing
To Decrease Speed
of U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h) units:
U.S. Speed (mph)
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
• Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the
vehicle set speed.
button results in a decrease of 1 mph.
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
continue to decrease until the button is released, then speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on
moderate hills is normal.
the new set speed will be established.
On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed
• Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 2 km/h
Control.
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
button results in a decrease of 2 km/h.
Metric Speed (km/h)
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WARNING!
Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the
system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you
could lose control and have an accident. Do not use
Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads
that are winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery.
PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
EQUIPPED
The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist system provides visual
and audible indications of the distance between the rear
fascia and a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g.
during a parking maneuver. Refer to “ParkSense® System Usage Precautions” for limitations of this system and
recommendations.
ParkSense® will retain the last system state (enabled or
disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is
changed to the ON/RUN position.
ParkSense® can be active only when the shift lever is in
REVERSE. If ParkSense® is enabled at this shift lever
position, the system will remain active until the vehicle
speed is increased to approximately 11 mph (18 km/h) or
above. The system will become active again if the vehicle
speed is decreased to speeds less than approximately
10 mph (16 km/h).
ParkSense® Sensors
The four ParkSense® sensors, located in the rear fascia/
bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is
within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect
obstacles from approximately 12 in (30 cm) up to 59 in
(150 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal
direction, depending on the location, type and orientation of the obstacle.
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ParkSense® Warning Display
The ParkSense® Warning screen will only be displayed if
Sound and Display is selected from the Customer- Programmable Features section of the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The ParkSense® Warning Display is located in the Instrument cluster’s EVIC display. It provides both visual and
audible warnings to indicate the distance between the
rear fascia/bumper and the detected obstacle.
ParkSense® Display
When the vehicle is in REVERSE, the warning display
will turn ON indicating the system status.
Park Assist Ready
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Park Assist System Off
The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing
three solid arcs and will produce a one-half second tone.
As the vehicle moves closer to the obstacle the EVIC
display will show fewer arcs and the sound tone will
change from slow, to fast, to continuous.
Slow Tone
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Fast Tone
Continuous Tone
The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the EVIC display
shows one flashing arc and sounds a continuous tone.
The following chart shows the warning alert operation
when the system is detecting an obstacle:
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Rear Distance
(in/cm)
Audible Alert
Chime
Arcs
Greater than
59 in (150 cm)
None
Radio Volume
Reduced
No
None
WARNING ALERTS
59-39 in
39-25 in
(150-100 cm)
(100-65 cm)
Single 1/2
Slow
Second Tone
3 Solid
3 Slow
(Continuous)
Flashing
Yes
Yes
NOTE: ParkSense® will reduce the volume of the radio,
if on, when the system is sounding an audio tone.
Enabling/Disabling ParkSense®
25-12 in
(65-30 cm)
Fast
Less than
12 in (30 cm)
Continuous
2 Slow
Flashing
Yes
1 Slow
Flashing
Yes
(EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
When ParkSense® is disabled, the instrument cluster will
ParkSense® can be enabled and disabled through the
display the “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for
Customer-Programmable Features section of the EVIC.
approximately five seconds. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
The available choices are: OFF, Sound Only, or Sound and
Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your
Display. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
Instrument Panel” for further information. When the
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shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the system is
disabled, the EVIC will display the “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for as long as the vehicle is in
REVERSE.
OFF REAR SENSORS⬙ message for as long as the vehicle
is in REVERSE. Under this condition, ParkSense® will
not operate.
If ⬙WIPE OFF REAR SENSORS⬙appears in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) make sure the rear
fascia/bumper is clean and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt
or other obstruction and then cycle the ignition. If the
During vehicle start up, when the ParkSense® Rear Park
message continues to appear see an authorized dealer.
Assist System has detected a faulted condition, the
instrument cluster will actuate a single chime, once per If ⬙SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM⬙ appears in the
ignition cycle, and it will display the ⬙SERVICE PARK EVIC, see an authorized dealer.
ASSIST SYSTEM⬙ message for five seconds. Refer to Cleaning The ParkSense® System
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further informa- Clean the ParkSense® sensors with water, car wash soap
tion. When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not
system has detected a faulted condition, the EVIC will scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could damdisplay the ⬙SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM⬙ or ⬙WIPE age the sensors.
Service The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
System
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ParkSense® System Usage Precautions
NOTE:
• ParkSense®, when on, will MUTE the radio when it is
sounding a tone.
• Clean the ParkSense® sensors regularly, taking care
not to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not
be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris.
Failure to do so can result in the system not working
• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
properly. The ParkSense® system might not detect an
obstacle behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide
affect the performance of ParkSense®.
a false indication that an obstacle is behind the fascia/
• When you turn ParkSense® off in DRIVE, the instrubumper.
ment cluster will display ⬙PARK ASSIST SYSTEM
OFF⬙ for five seconds. Furthermore, once you turn • Ensure the ParkSense® system is OFF if objects such as
ParkSense® off, it remains off until you turn it on
bicycle carriers, trailer hitches, etc., are placed within
again, even if you cycle the ignition key.
30 cm from the rear fascia/bumper. Failure to do so
can result in the system misinterpreting a close object
• When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
as a sensor problem, causing the “SERVICE PARK
position and ParkSense® is turned off, the EVIC will
ASSIST SYSTEM” message to be displayed in the
display “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for as
EVIC.
long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
• Ensure that the rear bumper is free of snow, ice, mud,
dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense® system operating properly.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
• ParkSense® is only a parking aid and it is unable to
recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles.
Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not
detected at all. Obstacles located above or below
the sensors will not be detected when they are in
close proximity.
• The vehicle must be driven slowly when using
ParkSense® in order to be able to stop in time
when an obstacle is detected. It is recommended
that the driver looks over his/her shoulder when
using ParkSense®.
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using the Rear Park Assist system. Always check
carefully behind your vehicle, and be sure to check
for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions,
or blind spots before backing up. You are responsible
for the safety of your surroundings and must continue to pay attention while backing up. Failure to do
so can result in serious injury or death.
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
The overhead console contains courtesy/reading lights
and sunglass storage. Universal Garage Door Opener
(HomeLink®) button and a power sunroof switch may
also be included, if equipped.
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These lights also turn on when a door is opened, when
the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter is pressed, or when the dimmer control is
turned fully upward, past the second detent.
Sunglasses Storage
At the rear of the console, a compartment is provided for
the storage of a pair of sunglasses.
The storage compartment access is a ⬙push/push⬙ design.
Push on the raised bar on the compartment door to open.
Push on the raised bar to close.
Overhead Console
Courtesy/Reading Lights
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLink® replaces up to three hand-held transmitters
At the forward end of the overhead console are two that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorcourtesy/reading lights.
ized gates, lighting or home security systems. The
Press the lens to turn on the light. Press it a second time HomeLink® unit is powered by your vehicles 12 Volt
battery.
to turn off the light.
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The HomeLink® buttons that are located in the overhead Before You Begin Programming HomeLink®
console designate the three different HomeLink® chan- Ensure your vehicle is parked outside of the garage
nels.
before you begin programming.
For efficient programming and accurate transmission of
the radio-frequency signal it is recommended that a new
battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of the
device that is being programmed to the HomeLink®
system.
HomeLink® Buttons
NOTE: HomeLink® is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
Erase all channels before you begin programming. To
erase the channels place the ignition in the ON/RUN
position and press and hold the two outside HomeLink®
buttons (I and III) for up to 20 seconds. The Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will display “CLEARING CHANNELS.” Release the buttons when the EVIC
displays “CHANNELS CLEARED.”
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NOTE:
• Erasing all channels should only be performed when
programming HomeLink® for the first time. Do not
erase channels when programming additional buttons.
• If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
Programming A Rolling Code
For programming garage door openers that were manufactured after 1995. These garage door openers can be
Training The Garage Door Opener
identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button located
where the hanging antenna is attached to the garage door 1 — Door Opener
opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to 2 — Training Button
open and close the door. The name and color of the
button may vary by manufacturer.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
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184 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
2. Place the hand - held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to program.
Firmly press and release the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. On some garage door openers/devices
there may be a light that blinks when the garage door
opener/device is in the LEARN/TRAIN mode.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink®
button you want to program and the hand - held
transmitter button.
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
4. Continue to hold buttons until the EVIC display changes
from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to “CHANNEL # 6. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed
TRAINED,” then release both buttons.
HomeLink® button twice (holding the button for two
seconds each time). The EVIC will display “CHANNOTE:
NEL # TRANSMIT.” If the garage door opener/device
• It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cases
activates, programming is complete.
for the channel to train.
NOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not acti• If the EVIC displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat from vate, press the button a third time (for two seconds) to
Step 2.
complete the training.
5. At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons,
locate the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. This can repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is erase the channels.
attached to the garage door opener/device motor.
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3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink®
button you want to program and the hand - held
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
transmitter button.
follow these steps:
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
4. Continue to hold buttons until the EVIC display
changes from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to “CHAN2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
NEL # TRAINED,” then release both buttons.
the EVIC displays “CHANNEL # TRAINING” Do not
NOTE:
release the button.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programming A Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all remaining
steps.
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured
before 1995.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
2. Place the hand - held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to program.
• It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cases
for the channel to train.
• If the EVIC displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat from
Step 2.
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button.
The EVIC will display “CHANNEL # TRANSMIT.” If
the garage door opener/device activates, programming is complete.
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To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons, Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
erase the channels.
that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after
several seconds of transmission.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter signals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transfollow these steps:
mission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink®
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do time-out in the same manner.
not release the button.
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Program- process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
ming A Non-Rolling Code” step 2 and follow all door or gate motor.
remaining steps.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
2. Place the hand - held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to program.
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3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink® Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
button while you press and release (“cycle”), your To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
hand - held transmitter every two seconds.
follow these steps:
4. Continue to hold buttons until the EVIC display 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
changes from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to “CHAN2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
NEL # TRAINED,” then release both buttons.
the EVIC displays “CHANNEL # TRAINING” Do not
NOTE:
release the button.
• It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cases
3. Without releasing the button proceed with
for the channel to train.
“Canadian/Gate Operator Programming” Step 2 and
• If the EVIC displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat from
follow all remaining steps.
Step 2.
Using HomeLink®
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button.
To operate, press and release the programmed
The EVIC will display “CHANNEL # TRANSMIT.” If
HomeLink® button. Activation will now occur for the
the device is plugged in and activates, programming is
programmed device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operacomplete.
tor, security system, entry door lock, home/office lightIf you unplugged the garage door opener/device for ing, etc.,). The hand-held transmitter of the device may
programming, plug it back in at this time.
also be used at any time.
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• Did you unplug the device for programming and
remember to plug it back in?
It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
in your vehicle.
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
To erase the channels press and hold the two outside call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 or, on the Internet at
HomeLink® buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds. The www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
Security
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will display
“CLEARING CHANNELS.” Release the buttons when
the EVIC displays “CHANNELS CLEARED.”
The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver is disabled when
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
Troubleshooting Tips
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink®,
here are some of the most common solutions:
• Replace the battery in the original hand-held transmitter.
• Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
WARNING!
Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run your vehicle in the garage while
programming the transceiver. Exhaust gas can cause
serious injury or death.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 189
WARNING!
Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are programming the universal transceiver. Do not program the transceiver if people, pets
or other objects are in the path of the door or gate.
Only use this transceiver with a garage door opener
that has a “stop and reverse” feature as required by
Federal safety standards. This includes most garage
door opener models manufactured after 1982. Do not
use a garage door opener without these safety features. Call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet
at www.HomeLink.com for safety information or
assistance.
General Information
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE:
• The transmitter has been tested and it complies with FCC
and IC rules. Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the device.
• The term IC before the certification/registration number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
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190 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof switch is located between the sun
visors on the overhead console.
Power Sunroof Switch
WARNING!
• Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. Never leave the
Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or in a location
accessible to children. Do not leave the ignition of
a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in
the ACC or ON/RUN mode. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped
by the power sunroof while operating the power
sunroof switch. Such entrapment may result in
serious injury or death.
• In a collision, there is a greater risk of being thrown
from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You could
also be seriously injured or killed. Always fasten
your seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are also properly secured.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof.
Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or any
object, to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
movement. The sunroof and sunshade will remain in a
partially opened condition until the switch is pushed and
held rearward again.
Closing Sunroof — Express
Press the switch forward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will close automatically from any
Opening Sunroof — Express
position. The sunroof will close fully and stop automatiPress the switch rearward and release it within one-half cally. This is called “Express Close”. During Express
second. The sunroof and sunshade will open automati- Close operation, any movement of the switch will stop
cally from any position. The sunroof and sunshade will the sunroof.
open fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
Open”. During Express Open operation, any movement
To close the sunroof, press and hold the switch in the
of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
To open the sunroof, press and hold the switch rearward closed condition until the switch is pushed and held
to full open. Any release of the switch will stop the forward again.
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Pinch Protect Feature
Sunshade Operation
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obstruction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the
sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, press the switch forward and
release to Express Close.
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is
open.
Wind Buffeting
NOTE: If three consecutive sunroof close attempts result Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
in Pinch Protect reversals, the fourth close attempt will be pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
a Manual Close movement with Pinch Protect disabled. ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
Venting Sunroof — Express
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurPress and release the Vent button within one half second rence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
and the sunroof will open to the vent position. This is the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows
called “Express Vent”, and it will occur regardless of together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
sunroof position. During Express Vent operation, any with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
minimize the buffeting or open any window.
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Sunroof Maintenance
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
Use only a nonabrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean There are two 12 Volt (13 Amp) electrical power outlets
the glass panel.
on this vehicle. Both of the outlets are protected by a fuse.
The front 12 Volt power outlet has power available only
For Vehicles Not Equipped With The Electronic Vehicle when the ignition is placed in the ACC or RUN position.
This power outlet will also operate a conventional cigar
Information Center (EVIC)
lighter unit. If desired, the front power outlet can be
The power sunroof switch will remain active for 45 converted by your authorized dealer to provide power
seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK when the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
position. Opening either front door will cancel this
NOTE: To ensure proper operation, a MOPAR® cigar
feature.
knob and element must be used.
For Vehicles Equipped With The EVIC
Ignition Off Operation
The power sunroof switch will remain active for up to
approximately 10 minutes after the ignition switch is
turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door
will cancel this feature.
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CAUTION!
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts (13
Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watt (13 Amp) power
rating is exceeded the fuse protecting the system
will need to be replaced.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not insert any other object in the power
outlets as this will damage the outlet and blow the
fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by your New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
Front Power Outlet
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 195
The center console power outlet is powered directly from
the battery (power available at all times).
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Power Outlet Fuse Locations
Center Console Power Outlet
Items plugged into this power outlet may discharge the
battery and/or prevent the engine from starting.
1 — #18 Fuse 20 A Yellow Cigar Lighter Instrument Panel
2 — #9 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Center Console
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Only devices designed for use in this type of outlet
should be inserted into any 12 Volt outlet.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use and while driving the
vehicle.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an electric
shock and failure.
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or
prevent the engine from starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
alternator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not insert any other object in the power
outlet as this will damage the outlet and blow the
fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by your warranty.
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CUPHOLDERS
Front Cupholders
The front cupholders are located in the center console.
Front Cupholders
Illuminated Front Cupholders — If Equipped
The front cupholders are illuminated with LEDs. They
are turned on with the headlights or parking lights. Refer
to “Lights” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Vehicle” for further information.
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Rear Cupholders
The rear seat cupholders are located in the center armrest
between the rear seats. The cupholders are positioned
forward in the armrest and side-by-side to provide
convenient access to beverage cans or bottles while
maintaining a resting place for the rear occupant’s elbows.
Rear Cupholders
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CONSOLE FEATURES
Console Storage
The center console has a storage compartment located
underneath the armrest, and also contains a 12 Volt
The center console armrest slides forward with three
power outlet, a molded-in coin holder (designed to hold
detents to provide flexibility for comfort, cupholder use
various size coins). The center console may also be
and shifting ease.
equipped with a Universal Consumer Interface (UCI).
UCI supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod® and
iPhone® devices. Refer to “Universal Consumer Interface
(UCI) — If Equipped” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Sliding Center Console Armrest
Sliding Console Armrest
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200 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Rear Window Defroster
Center Console
WARNING!
Do not operate this vehicle with a console compartment
lid in the open position. Driving with the console
compartment lid open may result in injury in a collision.
The rear window defroster button is located on
the climate control (Mode) knob. Press this button
to turn on the rear window defroster and the heated
outside mirrors (if equipped). An indicator in the button
will illuminate when the rear window defroster is on. The
rear window defroster automatically turns off after approximately 10 minutes. For an additional five minutes of
operation, press the button a second time.
NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear
window defroster only when the engine is operating.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 201
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after
soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CONTENTS
䡵 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .206
▫ Performance Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
▫ Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Display — If Equipped . .231
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS . . . . .208
▫ Driver-Selectable Surround Sound (DSS) – If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
䡵 ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION
CENTER (EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
▫ Compass Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
▫ System Warnings (Customer Information
Features). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
▫ Gear Shift Indicator (GSI) — If Equipped . . . . .223
▫ Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
▫ Engine Oil Change Indicator System . . . . . . . .224
▫ Trip Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
䡵 Uconnect® 730N/430/430N CD/DVD/HDD/NAV
— IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
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204 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
▫ Operating Instructions (Voice Command System)
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
▫ Operating Instructions (Uconnect® Phone) —
If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
䡵 Uconnect® 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . .240
▫ Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
▫ LIST Button — CD Mode For MP3 Play. . . . . .260
▫ INFO Button — CD Mode For MP3 Play . . . . .260
▫ Operating Instructions (Uconnect® Phone) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
▫ Uconnect® Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
䡵 iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED .265
▫ Operation Instructions — Auxiliary Mode . . . .248
▫ Connecting The iPod® Or External USB
Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
䡵 Uconnect® 130 WITH SATELLITE RADIO . . . . .249
▫ Using This Feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode. . . . . . .249
▫ Controlling The iPod® Or External USB Device
Using Radio Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268
▫ Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD
And MP3 Audio Play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
▫ Play Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 205
▫ List Or Browse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269 䡵 CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . .275
▫ Bluetooth® Streaming Audio (BTSA) . . . . . . .271 䡵 RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES . .276
䡵 HARMAN KARDON® Logic7® HIGH
䡵 CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
PERFORMANCE MULTICHANNEL SURROUND
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . .276
SOUND SYSTEM WITH DRIVER-SELECTABLE
SURROUND (DSS) — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . .272
▫ Automatic Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
䡵 STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
▫ Blower Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
▫ Manual Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
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206 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
1
2
3
4
5
— Air Outlets
— Instrument Cluster
— Glove Compartment
— Radio
— Heated Seat Switch
6 — ESC OFF Switch
7 — Sport Button
8 — Hazard Warning Switch
9 — Heated Steering Wheel Switch
10 — Climate Control
11 — Ignition Switch
12 — Trunk Release Button
13 — Headlight Switch
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 207
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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208 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
1. Fuel Gauge
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position.
4. Electronic Speed Control Indicator Light
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is on.
2. Trip Odometer Button
5. Tachometer
Press this button to change the display from odometer to
either of two trip odometer settings. The letter “A” or “B”
will appear when in the trip odometer mode. Push in and
hold the button for two seconds to reset the trip odometer
to 0 miles (km). The odometer must be in TRIP mode to
reset it.
The red segments indicate the maximum permissible engine revolutions per minute (RPM x 1000) for each gear
range. Ease up on the accelerator before reaching the red
area.
3. Speedometer
Indicates vehicle speed.
6. Charging System Warning Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. The light should turn on when the
ignition switch is first placed in ON/RUN and remain on
briefly as a bulb check. If the light stays on or turns on
while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential
electrical devices (i.e., radio) or slightly increase engine
speed (if at idle). If the light remains on, it means that the
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 209
charging system is experiencing a problem. See your If the light is flashing when the engine is running,
immediate service is required. In this case, you may
local authorized dealer to obtain service immediately.
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting experience reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle
or engine stall, and your vehicle may require towing.
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
7. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light
This light will turn on briefly as a bulb check
when the ignition switch is placed in ON/
RUN. This light will also turn on while the
engine is running if there is a problem with the Electronic
Throttle Control (ETC) system.
If the light comes on while the engine is running, safely
bring the vehicle to a complete stop as soon as possible,
place the shift lever in PARK, for manual transmission
place the transmission in neutral, apply the parking
brake, and cycle the ignition key. The light should turn
off. If the light remains lit with the engine running, your
vehicle will usually be drivable. However, see an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible.
Also, have the system checked by an authorized dealer if
the light does not come on during starting.
8. Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
during spirited driving, or when towing a trailer. It
should not be allowed to exceed the upper limits of the
normal operating range.
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210 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads “260“, pull
over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air
conditioner turned off until the pointer drops back into
the normal range. If the pointer remains on the “260”,
and you hear continuous chimes, turn the engine off
immediately and call an authorized dealer for service.
WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or others
could be badly burned by steam or boiling coolant. You
may want to call a service center if your vehicle overheats. If you decide to look under the hood yourself,
refer to “Maintaining Your Vehicle” and follow the
warnings under the Cooling System Pressure Cap paragraph.
9. Turn Signal Indicators
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn signal
when the turn signal lever is operated.
NOTE:
• A continuous chime will sound if the vehicle is
driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn
signal on.
• Check for an inoperative outside light bulb if either
indicator flashes at a rapid rate.
10. Air Bag Warning Light
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds
as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned to the ON/RUN position. If the light is
either not on during starting, stays on, or turns
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engine running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” comes on continuously with the engine
running, a malfunction has been detected in the ESC
system. If this light remains on after several ignition
cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several miles
11. Engine Temperature Warning Light
(kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see
This light will turn on and a single chime will your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the
sound to warn of an overheated engine condition. problem diagnosed and corrected.
When this light turns on, the engine temperature is
NOTE:
critically hot. Further overheating will cause a continu• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC
ous chime will sound for 4 minutes or until the engine is
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” come on
allowed to cool. The vehicle should be turned OFF
momentarily each time the ignition switch is turned
immediately and serviced as soon as possible.
to ON/RUN.
12. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/
• Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
ESC system will be ON, even if it was turned off
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
previously.
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON/RUN position. It should go out with the
on while driving, have the system inspected at an authorized dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant
Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
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• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
sounds when it is active. This is normal; the sounds
15. High Beam Indicator
will stop when ESC becomes inactive following the
This indicator will turn on when the high beam
maneuver that caused the ESC activation.
headlights are on. Push the multifunction lever
13. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator
away from the steering wheel to switch the headlights to
Light — If Equipped
high beam.
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Con- 16. Seat Belt Reminder Light
trol (ESC) is off.
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds as
a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
14. Oil Pressure Warning Light
placed in ON/RUN. A chime will sound if the
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The driver’s seat belt is unbuckled during the bulb check. The
light should turn on momentarily when the engine is Seat Belt Reminder Light will flash or remain on continustarted. If the light turns on while driving, stop the ously if the driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled after the
vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A bulb check or when driving. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vechime will sound when this light turns on.
hicle” for further information.
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
This light does not indicate how much oil is in the engine.
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17. Shift Lever Indicator — Automatic Transmission NOTE: U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transOnly
fer of vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the correct mileage that the vehicle has been
The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the
driven. If your odometer needs to be repaired or serviced,
instrument cluster. It displays the gear position of the
the repair technician should leave the odometer reading
automatic transmission.
the same as it was before the repair or service. If s/he
18. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
cannot do so, then the odometer must be set at zero, and
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog a sticker must be placed in the door jamb stating what the
mileage was before the repair or service. It is a good idea
lights are on.
for you to make a record of the odometer reading before
19. Odometer / Electronic Vehicle Information Center the repair/service, so that you can be sure that it is
(EVIC) Display
properly reset, or that the door jamb sticker is accurate if
The odometer display shows the total distance the ve- the odometer must be reset at zero.
hicle has been driven. The trip odometer shows indi- This display shows the Electronic Vehicle Information
vidual trip mileage. Refer to “Trip Odometer Button” for Center (EVIC) messages when the appropriate conditions
exist. For further information, refer to Electronic Vehicle
additional information.
Information Center (EVIC).
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20. Brake Warning Light
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
This light monitors various brake functions,
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the brake light turns on it may
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
cornering maneuvers which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
the brake fluid level checked.
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
hydraulic system malfunction. In this case, the light will
remain on until the condition has been corrected.
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
indicated by the Brake Warning Light which will turn on
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
dropped below a specified level.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the brake light on is dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed. It will
take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have a
collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
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Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by 22. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for apshould be checked monthly when cold and inproximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
flated to the inflation pressure recommended by
unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of a
inspected by an authorized dealer.
different size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is or tire inflation pressure label, you should determine the
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN posi- proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped
tion.
with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that illuNOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is minates a low tire pressure telltale when one or more of
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application. your tires is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when
the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop
21. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to
This light will flash at a fast rate for approxi- the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly undermately 15 seconds, when the vehicle security inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly failure. Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and stopuntil the vehicle is disarmed.
ping ability.
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Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
low tire pressure telltale.
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
to continue to function properly.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the
system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then remain continuously
illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation of replacement or
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and warning
have been established for the tire size equipped on
your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor
damage may result when using replacement equipment
that is not of the same size, type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause sensor damage. Do not use tire
sealant from a can or balance beads if your vehicle is
equipped with a TPMS, as damage to the sensors may
result.
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23. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
24. Low Fuel Light
This light will turn on and a single chime will
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
sound when the fuel level drops to 1/8 tank.
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
switch is placed in the ON/RUN position and 25. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
may stay on for as long as four seconds.
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of an
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it
onboard diagnostic system called OBD. The OBD
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
system monitors engine and automatic transmisis not functioning and that service is required. However,
sion control systems. The MIL will turn on when the
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
ignition is in the ON/RUN position before engine start. If
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
the MIL does not come on when turning the key from OFF
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced to ON/RUN, have the condition checked promptly.
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock Certain conditions, such as a loose or missing gas cap,
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the poor fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the MIL after
ignition switch is placed in the ON/RUN position, have engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the MIL
the light inspected by an authorized dealer.
stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In
most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will
not require towing.
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CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the Malfunction Indicator
Light (MIL) on could cause damage to the engine
control system. It also could affect fuel economy and
driveability. If the MIL is flashing, severe catalytic
converter damage and power loss will soon occur.
Immediate service is required.
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC)
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the
instrument cluster.
WARNING!
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced
above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal
operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you drive
slowly or park over flammable substances such as dry
plants, wood, cardboard, etc. This could result in death
or serious injury to the driver, occupants or others.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center
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This system conveniently allows the driver to select a
variety of useful information by pressing the switches
mounted on the steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the
following:
• System Status
• Trip Computer Functions
• Vehicle Information Warning Message Displays
• Tire Pressure Monitor System
• Surround Sound Modes (if equipped with DriverSelectable Surround [DSS])
• Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
• Performance Features
• Compass Display
• Outside Temperature Display
• Uconnect® phone Displays (If Equipped)
• Uconnect® gps Screens (If Equipped)
• Audio Mode Display
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The system allows the driver to select information by press- UP Button
ing the following buttons mounted on the steering wheel:
Press and release the UP button to scroll upward through the main menus and
sub-menus.
DOWN Button
Press and release the DOWN button to scroll
downward through the main menus and
sub-menus.
EVIC Steering Wheel Buttons
MENU Button
Press and release the MENU button to access
the main menu, or to return to the main
menu from the sub-menus.
SELECT Button
Press and release the SELECT button for access to main menus, sub-menus or to select a
personal setting in the setup menu. Press and
hold the SELECT button for two seconds to
reset features.
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Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays
• Door(s) Ajar (with a single chime if vehicle is in
motion)
When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays •
the following messages:
•
• Turn Signal On (with a continuous warning chime if
the vehicle is driven more than 1 mile [1.6 km] with •
either turn signal on)
•
Trunk Ajar (with a single chime)
Oil Change Required
Low Washer Fluid (with a single chime)
Channel # Transmit
• Left Front Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single chime) • Channel # Training
• Left Rear Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single chime) • Channel # Trained
• Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single •
chime)
•
• Right Rear Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single chime)
•
• Personal Settings Not Available – Vehicle Not in PARK
•
• Door Ajar
•
Clearing Channels
Channels Cleared
Did Not Train
Low Tire Pressure (with a single chime)
Service TPM System (with a single chime)
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• Tire Pressure Display Screen With Low Tire(s) “Inflate •
Tire to XX”
•
• ESC Off – Electronic Stability Control is deactivated
•
• Check Gascap
•
• Key Fob Battery Low
•
• Service Keyless System
•
• Wrong Key
•
• Damaged Key
•
• Key not Programmed
•
• Push Button or Insert Key/Turn To Run (refer to
•
“Remote Starting System” in “Things To Know Before
Starting Your Vehicle”)
•
• 1–4 SKIPSHIFT
• UPSHIFT
Sport Mode Active
0-60 mph (0-100 km/h)
Braking Distance
1/8 Mile
1/4 Mile
Instantaneous G-Force
Peak G-Force
Digital Speedometer
Track Mode Activiated
Launch Ready Release Brake
Launch Control Enabled
• Launch Ready Release Clutch
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Gear Shift Indicator (GSI) — If Equipped
The Gear Shift Indicator (GSI) system is enabled on
vehicles with a manual transmission, or when a vehicle
with an automatic transmission is in manual shift mode.
The GSI provides the driver with a visual indication
within the EVIC when the recommended gear shift point
has been reached. This indication notifies the driver that
changing gear will allow a reduction in fuel consumption.
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When the shift up indicator (+) is shown on the display,
the GSI is advising the driver to engage a higher gear.
GSI Shift Up (+) Indicator
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When the shift down indicator (-) is shown on the display, Engine Oil Change Indicator System
the GSI is advising the driver to engage a lower gear.
Oil Change Required
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message
will flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10
seconds after a single chime has sounded, to indicate the
next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate, dependent
upon your personal driving style.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
position or cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position if
GSI Shift Down (-) Indicator
equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™. To turn off the
The GSI indicator in the EVIC remains illuminated until message temporarily, press and release the MENU butthe driver changes gear, or the driving conditions return ton. To reset the oil change indicator system (after
to a situation where changing gear is not required to performing the scheduled maintenance) refer to the folimprove fuel consumption.
lowing procedure.
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Vehicles Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go™
Trip Functions
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, cycle the ignition to To access, press and release the MENU button until “Trip
Functions” appears in the EVIC, then press and release
the ON/RUN position (Do not start the engine.)
the SELECT button.
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
The Trip Functions include the following:
within 10 seconds.
3. Cycle the ignition to the OFF/LOCK position.
• Average Fuel Economy
Vehicles Not Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go™
• Distance To Empty
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position (Do • Trip A
not start the engine.)
• Trip B
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times • Elapsed Time
within 10 seconds.
• Display Units of Measure in
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
Press the UP or DOWN button to cycle through the Trip
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you functions, press the SELECT button to select a feature.
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
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The Trip Functions mode displays the following.
When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change
Average Fuel Economy
to a text display of ⬙LOW FUEL.⬙ This display will
Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset. When continue until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a
the fuel economy is reset, the display will read “RESET” or significant amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the
show dashes for two seconds. Then, the history information ⬙LOW FUEL⬙ text and a new DTE value will display.
will be erased, and the averaging will continue from the last
Trip A
fuel average reading before the reset.
Distance To Empty (DTE)
Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
tank level. DTE cannot be reset through the SELECT
button.
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last
reset.
Trip B
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last
reset.
Elapsed Time
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle
when the ignition switch is in the ACC position. Elapsed
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of
time will increment when the ignition switch is in the ON
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
or START position.
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Display Units Of Measure In
To make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until “ENGLISH” or “METRIC” appears.
To Reset The Display
Reset will only occur while a resettable function is being
displayed. Press and release the SELECT button once to
clear the resettable function being displayed. To reset all
resettable functions, press and release the SELECT button
a second time within three seconds of resetting the
currently-displayed function. (>Reset ALL will display
during this three-second window.)
Performance Features
WARNING!
Measurement of vehicle statistics with the Performance Features is intended for off-highway or offroad use only and should not be done on any public
roadways. It is recommended that these features be
used in a controlled environment and within the
limits of the law. The capabilities of the vehicle as
measured by the performance pages must never be
exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner, which
can jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
prevent accidents.
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This mode provides performance based suspension tuning with improved handling and
acceleration through an electronic controlled
dampening system. This system reduces body
roll and pitch in many driving situations including
cornering, acceleration and braking.
The Performance Features include the following:
• 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h)
• Braking Distance
• 1/8 Mile
• 1/4 Mile
• Instantaneous G-Force
• Peak G-Force
• Digital Speedometer
• Launch RPM Set
To access, press and release either the UP or DOWN
arrow button until “Performance Features” appears in
the EVIC, then press and release the SELECT button.
Press the UP or DOWN button to cycle through the
features. Press the SELECT button to select a feature.
The following describes each feature and its operation:
0-60 mph (0-100 km/h)
When selected, this screen displays the time it takes for
the vehicle to go from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 100 km/h) within
10 seconds.
• The feature will “ready” when the vehicle speed is at
0 mph (0 km/h). The word “READY” will flash when
conditions are met for the event to begin.
• Dashes will display if the vehicle fails to reach 60 mph
(100 km/h) in less then 10 seconds.
• The time will continue to display until the SELECT
button is pressed.
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• Pressing the SELECT button will clear the current run • The distance measurement will be aborted if the brake
pedal is released before the vehicle comes to a comtime and display the vehicle’s best 0-60 mph
plete stop.
(0-100 km/h) time.
• To clear the vehicle’s best 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) time, • The distance and speed measurements will continue to
display until the SELECT button is pressed.
press and hold the SELECT button for five seconds.
Braking Distance
• Pressing the SELECT button will clear the current run
and prepare the cluster to record a new run.
When selected, this screen displays the vehicle’s braking
distance and the speed at which the brake pedal was 1/8 Mile, 1/4 Mile
depressed.
When selected, this screen displays the time it takes the
• This feature will only function when applying the vehicle to travel 1/8 mile (1/4 mile) within 30 seconds
and the vehicle’s speed when it reaches 1/8 mile (1/4
brakes at speeds above 30 mph (48 km/h).
mile).
• Engaging the parking brake will disable this feature.
• The feature will “ready” when the vehicle is at 0 mph
• The word “READY” will flash when conditions are
(0 km/h). The word “READY” will flash when condimet for the event to begin.
tions are met for the event to begin.
• The distance and speed measurements display while
the event is taking place.
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• Dashes will display if the vehicle fails to reach 1/8 • When a force greater than zero is measured, the
display will update the value as it climbs. As the
mile (1/4 mile) in less then 30 seconds.
G-Force falls, the peak forces will continue to display.
• The time and speed will continue to display until the
• Pressing the SELECT button will clear the peak force
SELECT button is pressed.
values.
• Pressing the SELECT button will clear the current run
and display the vehicle’s best 1/8 mile (1/4 mile) run. Digital Speedometer
• To clear the vehicle’s best 1/8 mile (1/4 mile) run, When selected, this screen displays vehicle speed and
records top speed.
press and hold the SELECT button for five seconds.
Instantaneous G-Force
• Press and hold the SELECT button for three seconds to
toggle between current speed and top speed.
When selected, this screen displays the current G-Force
(lateral and longitudinal) along with a friction circle that • To reset top speed, quickly press and release the
displays the directions of the forces.
SELECT button when top speed is displayed.
Peak G-Force
When selected, this screen displays all four G-Force
values (two lateral and two longitudinal).
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Launch RPM Set (Manual Transmission Only)
When selected, this screen displays the vehicle’s current
Launch RPM used for Launch Control (refer to “ESC
Operating Modes – Launch Control” in “Starting and
Operating”).
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Display — If Equipped
When the ENGINE START/STOP button is pressed to
change ignition switch positions, the Keyless Enter-NGo™ icon momentarily appears in the EVIC display
showing the new ignition switch position.
• This feature will only function when the vehicle is
stationary.
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• Pressing the SELECT button will bring up a list of
available rpm values to use with Launch Control.
• Scroll to the desired launch rpm value using the
up/down arrow buttons and press the SELECT button
to set the launch rpm to the desired value.
• The newly chosen launch rpm will then be displayed.
When Launch Control is activated, the engine speed
will hold at the newly chosen launch rpm.
NOTE: Launch mode is not available within the first 500
miles of engine break-in.
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Display
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The round symbol in the middle rotates to point at the
new ignition switch position. If desired, the ignition
switch position graphic can be set to be constantly visible
by pressing the EVIC MENU button until the display
appears.
• Stereo
• Surround Sound
While in the Surround Sound menu, press the SELECT
button to change surround modes.
Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Starting And Oper- Compass Display
ating” for more information.
MENU Button
NOTE: Under certain conditions, the display may be
The compass readings indicate the direction
superseded by another display of higher priority. But
the vehicle is facing. Press and release the
when the ignition switch position is changed, the display
MENU button until “Compass” displays in the
always re-appears.
EVIC.
Driver-Selectable Surround Sound (DSS) – If
Equipped
NOTE: The system will display the last known outside
temperature when starting the vehicle and may need to
Press and release the MENU button until “Surround be driven several minutes before the updated temperaSound” displays in the EVIC, then press and release the ture is displayed. Engine temperature can also affect the
SELECT button. The EVIC provides information on the displayed temperature; therefore, temperature readings
are not updated when the vehicle is not moving.
current surround mode.
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Automatic Compass Calibration
3. Press the UP or DOWN button until “CALIBRATE
COMPASS” displays in the EVIC.
This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the
need to set the compass manually. When the vehicle is 4. Press and release the SELECT button to start the
new, the compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will
calibration. The message “CAL” will display in the
display “CAL” until the compass is calibrated. You may
EVIC.
also calibrate the compass by completing one or more 360
5. Slowly complete one or more 360-degree turns (in an
degree turns (in an area free from large metal or metallic
area free from large metal or metallic objects) until the
objects) until the “CAL” message displayed in the EVIC
“CAL” message turns off. The compass will now
turns off. The compass will now function normally.
function normally.
Manual Compass Calibration
Compass Variance
If the compass appears erratic and the “CAL” message
does not appear in the EVIC display, you must put the Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
North and Geographic North. To compensate for the differcompass into the Calibration Mode manually as follows:
ences, the variance should be set for the zone where the
vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly set, the
1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
compass will automatically compensate for the differences
2. Press and release the MENU button until Personal
and provide the most accurate compass heading.
Settings displays in the EVIC.
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NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of the 1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Mobile Phones, Lap2. Press and release the MENU button until Personal
tops and Radar Detectors. This is where the compass
Settings displays in the EVIC.
module is located, and it can cause interference with the
compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
3. Press the UP or DOWN button until “COMPASS
VARIANCE” message and the last variance zone
number displays in the EVIC.
4. Press and release the SELECT button until the proper
variance zone is selected according to the map.
5. Press and release the MENU button to exit.
System Warnings (Customer Information
Features)
Press and release the MENU button until “System Warnings” displays in the EVIC, then press and release the
SELECT button. Press the UP or DOWN button to
display any one of the following choices.
Compass Variance Map
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• Oil Temperature
Language
Shows the actual oil temperature.
When in this display, you may select one of three
languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
functions and the Uconnect® gps (if equipped). Press the
SELECT button while in this display to select English,
Espanol, or Francais. Then, as you continue, the information will display in the selected language.
• Oil Pressure
Shows the actual oil pressure.
• Tire Pressure
Shows the actual tire pressure for each tire (EXCLUDING
NOTE: The EVIC will not change the Uconnect® lanTHE SPARE TIRE).
guage selection. Refer to “Uconnect® phone” in “UnderPersonal Settings (Customer-Programmable
standing The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further inforFeatures)
mation.
Personal Settings allows the driver to set and recall Unlock Doors Automatically on Exit
features when the transmission is in PARK.
When ON is selected, both doors will unlock when the
Press and release the MENU button until Personal Set- vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the PARK or
tings displays in the EVIC, then press the SELECT button. NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is opened. To
Use the UP or DOWN button to display one of the make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
following choices.
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remote start or until the key is turned to RUN. To make
your selection, press and release the SELECT button until
When Driver Door 1st Press is selected, only the driver’s
a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
door will unlock on the first press of the Remote Keyless
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed
Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When Driver
showing the system has been deactivated.
Door 1st Press is selected, you must press the RKE
transmitter UNLOCK button twice to unlock the passen- Sound Horn with Remote Key Lock
ger door. When All Doors 1st Press is selected, both of
When ON is selected, a short horn sound will occur when
the doors will unlock on the first press of the RKE
the RKE transmitter LOCK button is pressed. This feature
transmitter UNLOCK button. To make your selection,
may be selected with or without the flash lights on
press and release the SELECT button until “Driver Door
lock/unlock feature. To make your selection, press and
1st Press” or “All Doors 1st Press” appears.
release the SELECT button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
Remote Start Comfort Sys. — If Equipped
Flash Lights With Remote Key Lock
When this feature is selected and the remote start is
When ON is selected, the front and rear turn signals will
activated, the heated steering wheel and driver heated
flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the
seat features will automatically turn on in cold weather.
RKE transmitter. This feature may be selected with or
In warm weather, the driver vented seat feature will
without the sound horn on lock feature selected. To make
automatically turn on when the remote start is activated.
your selection, press and release the SELECT button until
These features will stay on through the duration of
“ON” or “OFF” appears.
Remote Key Unlock
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Headlamps On with Wipers (Available with Auto
Headlights Only)
When ON is selected, and the headlight switch is in the
AUTO (A) position, the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on. The
headlights will also turn off when the wipers are turned
off if they were turned on by this feature. To make your
selection, press and release the SELECT button until
“ON” or “OFF” appears.
when exiting the vehicle. To make your selection, press
and release the SELECT button until “0,” “30,” “60,” or
“90” appears.
Hill Start Assist (HSA) — If Equipped
When on is selected, the HSA system is active. Refer to
“Electronic Brake Control System” in “Starting And
Operating” for system function and operating information. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
NOTE: Turning the headlights on during the daytime
Turn Headlights On With Remote Key Unlock
causes the instrument panel lights to dim. To increase the
brightness, refer to “Lights” in “Understanding The When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are
Features Of Your Vehicle.”
unlocked with the RKE transmitter. To make your selecDelay Turning Headlights Off
tion, press and release the SELECT button until “OFF,”
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to “30 sec.,” “60 sec.,” or “90 sec.” appears.
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
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Delay Power Off To Accessories Until Exit
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry)
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect® phone (if equipped), power
sunroof (if equipped), and ignition-powered power outlets will remain active for up to 60 minutes after the
ignition switch is turned OFF. Opening either front
vehicle door will cancel this feature. To make your
selection, press and release the SELECT button until
“Off,” “45 sec.,” “5 min.,” “10 min.,” “30 min.,” or “60
min.” appears.
This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle’s
door(s) without having to press the RKE transmitter lock
or unlock buttons. To make your selection, press and
release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears
next to the feature showing the system has been activated
or the check-mark is removed showing the system has
been deactivated. Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
Turn-by-Turn Navigation — If Equipped
The Rear Park Assist system will scan for objects behind
the vehicle when the transmission is in the REVERSE
position and the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph
(18 km/h). The system can be enabled with Sound Only,
Sound and Display, or turned OFF through the EVIC. To
make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until a check-mark appears next to the feature
showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
When ON is selected, the Turn-by-Turn directions will
appear in the display as the vehicle approaches a designated turn within a programmed route. To make your
selection, press and release the SELECT button until
“ON” or “OFF” appears.
Enable/Disable The Rear Park Assist System
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is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
Refer to “Rear Park Assist System” in “Understanding
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for system function and
operating information.
Uconnect® 730N/430/430N CD/DVD/HDD/NAV —
IF EQUIPPED
Refer to your Uconnect® 730N, 430 or 430N user’s
manual for detailed operating instructions.
Display Units Of Measure In
Operating Instructions (Voice Command System)
The EVIC, odometer, and Uconnect® gps (if equipped) — If Equipped
can be changed between English and Metric units of Refer to “Voice Command” for further details.
measure. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until “ENGLISH” or “METRIC” appears. Operating Instructions (Uconnect® Phone) — If
Equipped
Refer to “Uconnect® Phone” for further details.
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Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Uconnect® 130
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction, without stopping. Turning
the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume, and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
Uconnect® 130
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
position to operate the radio.
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
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another selection. Holding either button will bypass 5. To exit, press any button/knob, or wait five seconds.
stations without stopping, until you release it.
RW/FF
TIME Button
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
and radio frequency.
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
AM or FM frequencies.
Clock Setting Procedure
TUNE Control
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/ to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
SCROLL control knob.
Setting The Tone, Balance And Fade
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
will begin to blink.
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to save time change.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
AM/FM Button
mid-range tones.
Press the buttons to select either AM or FM mode.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL SET/RND Button — To Set The Pushbutton
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the Memory
treble tones.
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/ button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the window. Select the button (1 to 6) you wish to lock onto
this station and press and release that button. If a button
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
is not selected within five seconds after pressing the
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time SET/RND button, the station will continue to play but
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control will not be stored into pushbutton memory.
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
the front and rear speakers.
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
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display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory.
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
pressing the pushbutton twice.
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And
MP3 Audio Play
NOTE:
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position
to operate the radio.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
button number will display.
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
Buttons 1 - 6
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
stations).
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
DISC Button
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
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If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they can
cause damage to the player.
EJECT Button — Ejecting A CD
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel
away and jam the player mechanism.
• The Uconnect® 130 is a single CD player. Do not
attempt to insert a second CD if one is already
loaded.
(Continued)
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
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SEEK Button
AM/FM Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in
CD and MP3 modes.
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
TIME Button
Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display. Press the RND button a second time to stop Random Play.
RW/FF
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
Press and hold the FF (Fast Forward) button and the CD The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3 file
player will begin to fast forward until FF is released, or recording media and formats are limited. When writing
RW or another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
button operates in a similar manner.
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Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
the file name and folder name, and will assign a number
instead. With a maximum number of files, exceeding 20
folders will result in this display. With 200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this display.)
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeLevel 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
character extension)
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
character extension)
files properly and may be unable to play the file normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported. Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
• Maximum number of files: 255
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file longer disc loading times.
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers of
files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to display
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 247
Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
MPEG Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
48, 44.1, 32
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32,
24, 16, 8
MPEG-2 Audio
24, 22.05, 16
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
Layer
3
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
VBR bit rate.
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
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Playback Of MP3 Files
Operation Instructions — Auxiliary Mode
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which
allows the user to plug in a portable device, such as an
MP3 player, or iPod®, and utilize the vehicle’s audio
system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will change the mode to
by the following:
auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
CD-R media
device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
to load than non-multisession discs
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
increase with more files and folders
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended to time of day will display for five seconds (when ignition is
use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a OFF).
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option before
writing to the disc.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 249
Uconnect® 130 WITH SATELLITE RADIO
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction, without stopping. Turning
the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume, and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
Uconnect® 130
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
ACC position to operate the radio.
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
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another selection. Holding either button will bypass Clock Setting Procedure
stations without stopping, until you release it.
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
Voice Command System (Radio) — If Equipped
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
Refer to “Voice Command” for further details.
SCROLL control knob.
Voice Command Button Uconnect® Phone — If
Equipped
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
will begin to blink.
Press this button to operate the Uconnect® Phone feature
(if equipped). Refer to “Voice Command” for further 4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
details.
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to save time change.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With 5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
Uconnect Phone” message will display on the radio
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button. For
screen.
vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the SETUP
TIME Button
button, use the TUNE/SCROLL control to select SET
CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure, starting at
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
and radio frequency.
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step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite radio, press Setting The Tone, Balance And Fade
the SETUP button and then follow the above procedure,
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
starting at step 2.
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
INFO Button
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only). control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
mid-range tones.
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
AM or FM frequencies.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
treble tones.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency. sound level from the right or left side speakers.
TUNE Control
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
the front and rear speakers.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
Music Type information.
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
format types:
Program Type
No program type or undefined
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
16-Digit Character
Display
None
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
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Program Type
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
16-Digit Character
Display
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
mode.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between
the following items:
• Set Clock — Pressing the SELECT button will allow
you to set the clock. Adjust the hours by turning the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob. After adjusting the
hours, press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to set
the minutes. The minutes will begin to blink. Adjust
the minutes using the right side TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
save time change.
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
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AM/FM Button
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
SET/RND Button — To Set The Pushbutton
Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
window. Select the button (1–6) you wish to lock onto this
station and press and release that button. If a button is
not selected within five seconds after pressing the SET/
RND button, the station will continue to play but will not
be stored into pushbutton memory.
You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory.
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
pressing the pushbutton twice.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
stations).
DISC/AUX Button
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will allow you to switch
from AM/FM modes to DISC/AUX mode.
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If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
NOTE:
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or ACC seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
position to operate the radio.
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And
MP3 Audio Play
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel
away and jam the player mechanism.
• The Uconnect® 130 is a single CD player. Do not
attempt to insert a second CD if one is already
loaded.
(Continued)
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they can
cause damage to the player.
EJECT Button — Ejecting A CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
SEEK Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in
CD and MP3 modes.
TIME Button
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
RW/FF
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
works in a similar manner.
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AM/FM Button
Supported Media (Disc Types)
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
change of pace.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
Press the right SEEK button to move to the next ranfiles properly and may be unable to play the file nordomly selected track.
mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
Press the SET/RND button a second time to stop RanThe radio uses the following limits for file systems:
dom Play.
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3 file • Maximum number of files: 255
recording media and formats are limited. When writing • Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers of
files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to display
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the file name and folder name, and will assign a number Supported MP3 File Formats
instead. With a maximum number of files, exceeding 20
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extenfolders will result in this display. With 200 files, exceedsion as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
ing 50 folders will result in this display.)
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names: designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a three- not play the file.
character extension)
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a three- an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
character extension)
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio. rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files). VBR bit rates.
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
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MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
48, 44.1, 32
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32,
24, 16, 8
Playback Of MP3 Files
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title • Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
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To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a time⬙ priority mode.
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
before writing to the disc.
more and the radio will display song titles for each file.
LIST Button — CD Mode For MP3 Play
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders on
the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by turning the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will begin playing the
files contained in that folder (or the next folder in sequence
if the selection does not contain playable files).
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
INFO Button — CD Mode For MP3 Play
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
Operation Instructions — Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3 player or iPod® and utilize the vehicle’s audio
system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxilPressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through iary device if the AUX jack is connected.
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
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NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the device’s sports, news, entertainment, and programming for chilvolume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio is not loud dren, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX audio
NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has
sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
limited coverage in Alaska.
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
System Activation
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
time of day will display for five seconds (when the Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you
may begin listening immediately to the one year of audio
ignition is OFF).
service that is included with the factory-installed satellite
Operating Instructions (Uconnect® Phone) — If
radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welEquipped
come kit that contains general information, including
how to setup your on-line listening account. For further
Refer to “Uconnect® Phone” for further details.
information, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474, or
Uconnect® Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If
visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com, or at
Equipped
www.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian residents.
Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite
Radio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
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Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID)
Selecting Uconnect® Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display. A
Please have the following information available when CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
calling:
mode.
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Satellite Antenna
Number (ESN/SID).
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause
To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as
bikes should be placed as far rearward as possible, within
ESN/SID Access
the loading design of the rack. Do not place items directly
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC posion or above the antenna.
tion and the radio on, press the SETUP button and scroll
using the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID is Reception Quality
selected. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob and the Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the
Sirius ID number will display. The Sirius ID number following reasons:
display will time out in two minutes. Press any button on
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
the radio to exit this screen.
structure or under a physical obstacle.
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• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
form of short audio mutes.
without stopping until you release it.
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
SCAN Button
cause intermittent reception.
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next channel, pausing for eight seconds before concause signal blockage.
tinuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN
Operating Instructions — Uconnect® Multimedia
button a second time.
(Satellite) Mode
INFO Button
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or
Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display informaACC position to operate the radio.
tion between Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if availSEEK Buttons
able). Also, pressing and holding the INFO button for an
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next additional three seconds will make the radio display the
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek Song Title all of the time (press and hold again to return
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will to normal display).
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By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
channel with the same selected Music Type name.
causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the
direction of the arrows.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
TUNE Control (Rotary)
exited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel. SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the
MUSIC TYPE Button
following items:
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button • Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/
SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
seconds will allow the program format type to be seSirius subscription.
lected.
RW/FF
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music
type.
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SET Button — To Set The Pushbutton Memory
When you are receiving a channel that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET button, the channel will continue to play but will not be
stored into pushbutton memory.
You may add a second channel to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2. This
allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into
pushbutton memory. The channels stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
twice.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
This feature allows an iPod® or external USB device to be
plugged into the USB port, located in the center console
or glove compartment.
iPod® control supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod®
and iPhone® devices. Some iPod® software versions
may not fully support the iPod® control features. Please
visit Apple’s website for software updates.
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NOTE:
• If the radio has a USB port, refer to the appropriate
Uconnect® Multimedia radio User’s Manual for
iPod® or external USB device support capability.
• Connecting an iPod® or consumer electronic audio
device to the AUX port located in the radio faceplate,
plays media, but does not use the iPod® /MP3 control
feature to control the connected device.
Connecting The iPod® Or External USB Device
Use the connection cable to connect an iPod® or external
USB device to the vehicle’s USB/AUX connector port which
is located in the center console or glove compartment.
Center Console USB/AUX Connector Port
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NOTE: The center console will have a position where the
iPod® or consumer electronic audio device cable can be
routed through without damaging the cable when closing the lid. A factory cut out space for the cable to be
routed may be located in the base of the center console on
either the front or side. This allows routing of the cable
without damaging it while closing the lid. If a cut out is
not available in the center console base, route the cable
away from the lid latch and in a place that will allow the
lid to close without damaging the cable.
NOTE: If the audio device battery is completely discharged, it may not communicate with the iPod®/USB/
MP3 control system until a minimum charge is attained.
Leaving the audio device connected to the iPod®/USB/
MP3 control system may charge it to the required level.
Using This Feature
By using an iPod® cable, or an external USB device to
connect to the USB port:
• The audio device can be played on the vehicle’s sound
system, providing metadata (artist, track title, album,
Once the audio device is connected and synchronized to
etc.) information on the radio display.
the vehicle’s iPod®/USB/MP3 control system (iPod® or
external USB device may take a few minutes to connect),
• The audio device can be controlled using the radio
the audio device starts charging and is ready for use by
buttons to Play, Browse, and List the iPod® contents.
pressing radio switches, as described below.
• The audio device battery charges when plugged into
the USB/AUX connector (if supported by the specific
audio device).
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Controlling The iPod® Or External USB Device
Using Radio Buttons
• Turning it clockwise (forward) by one click, while
playing a track, skips to the next track or press the VR
button and say ⬙Next Track.⬙
To get into the iPod®/USB/MP3 control mode and
access a connected audio device, either press the “AUX” • Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one click,
button on the radio faceplate or press the VR button and
will jump to the previous track in the list or press the
say ⬙USB⬙ or ⬙Switch to USB.⬙ Once in the iPod®/USB/
VR button and say ⬙Previous Track.⬙
MP3 control mode, audio tracks (if available from audio
• Jump backward in the current track by pressing and
device) start playing over the vehicle’s audio system.
holding the << RW button. Holding the << RW button
Play Mode
long enough will jump to the beginning of the current
track.
When switched to iPod®/USB/MP3 control mode, the
iPod® or external USB device automatically starts Play • Jump forward in the current track by pressing and
mode. In Play mode, the following buttons on the radio
holding the FF>> button.
faceplate may be used to control the iPod® or external
• A single press backward << RW or forward FF>> will
USB device and display data:
jump backward or forward respectively, for five seconds.
• Use the TUNE control knob to select the next or
• Use the << SEEK and SEEK >> buttons to jump to the
previous track.
previous or next track. Pressing the SEEK >> button
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during play mode will jump to the next track in the
list, or press the VR button and say ⬙Next or Previous
Track.⬙
SCAN button again. During Scan mode, pressing the
<< SEEK and SEEK >> buttons will select the previous
and next tracks.
• While a track is playing, press the INFO button to see • RND button (available on sales code RES radio only):
the associated metadata (artist, track title, album, etc.)
Pressing this button toggles between Shuffle ON and
Shuffle OFF modes for the iPod® or external USB
for that track. Pressing the INFO button again jumps
to the next screen of data for that track. Once all
device, or press the VR button and say ⬙Shuffle ON⬙ or
screens have been viewed, the last INFO button press
⬙Shuffle Off.⬙ If the RND icon is showing on the radio
display, then the shuffle mode is ON.
will go back to the play mode screen on the radio.
• Pressing the REPEAT button will change the audio
device mode to repeat the current playing track or
press the VR button and say ⬙Repeat ON⬙ or ⬙Repeat
Off.⬙
List Or Browse Mode
During Play mode, pressing any of the buttons described
below, will bring up List mode. List mode enables
scrolling through the list of menus and tracks on the
• Press the SCAN button to use iPod®/USB/MP3 de- audio device.
vice scan mode, which will play the first ten seconds of • TUNE control knob: The TUNE control knob functions
each track in the current list and then forward to the
in a similar manner as the scroll wheel on the audio
next song. To stop SCAN mode and start playing the
device or external USB device.
desired track, when it is playing the track, press the
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• Turning it clockwise (forward) and counterclockwise
(backward) scrolls through the lists, displaying the
track detail on the radio display. Once the track to be
played is highlighted on the radio display, press the
TUNE control knob to select and start playing the
track. Turning the TUNE control knob fast will scroll
through the list faster. During fast scroll, a slight delay
in updating the information on the radio display may
be noticeable.
• Preset 2 – Artists
• Preset 3 – Albums
• Preset 4 – Genres
• Preset 5 – Audiobooks
• Preset 6 – Podcasts
• Pressing a PRESET button will display the current list
on the top line and the first item in that list on the
second line.
• During all List modes, the iPod® displays all lists in
“wrap-around” mode. So if the track is at the bottom of
• To exit List mode without selecting a track, press the
the list, just turn the wheel backward (counterclocksame PRESET button again to go back to Play mode.
wise) to get to the track faster.
• LIST button: The LIST button will display the top
• In List mode, the radio PRESET buttons are used as
level menu of the iPod® or external USB device.
shortcuts to the following lists on the iPod® or external USB device:
• Turn the TUNE control knob to list the top-menu item
to be selected and press the TUNE control knob. This
• Preset 1 – Playlists
will display the next sub-menu list item on the audio
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device, then follow the same steps to go to the desired
track in that list. Not all iPod® or external USB device
sub-menu levels are available on this system.
WARNING!
Do not plug in or remove the iPod® or external USB
device while driving. Failure to follow this warning
could result in an accident.
• MUSIC TYPE button: The MUSIC TYPE button is
another shortcut button to the genre listing on your
audio device.
Bluetooth® Streaming Audio (BTSA)
CAUTION!
• Leaving the iPod® or external USB device (or any
supported device) anywhere in the vehicle in extreme heat or cold can alter the operation or damage the device. Follow the device manufacturer’s
guidelines.
• Placing items on the iPod® or external USB device,
or connections to the iPod® or external USB device
in the vehicle, can cause damage to the device
and/or to the connectors.
Music can be streamed from your cellular phone to the
Uconnect® phone system.
Controlling BTSA Using Radio Buttons
To enter BTSA mode, press either “AUX” button on the
radio or press the VR button and say “Bluetooth Streaming Audio.”
Play Mode
When switched to BTSA mode, some audio devices can
start playing music over the vehicle’s audio system, but
some devices require the music to be initiated on the
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device first, then it will get streamed to the Uconnect®
phone system. Seven devices can be paired to the
Uconnect® phone system, but just one can be selected
and played.
Previous Track
Selecting A Different Audio Device
Browse
Use the SEEK DOWN button, or press the VR button on
the radio and say “Previous Track,” to jump to the
previous music track on your cellular phone.
1. Press the PHONE button to begin.
Browsing is not available on a Bluetooth® Streaming
2. After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and following the beep, say Audio (BTSA) device. Only the current song that is
playing will display info.
⬙Setup⬙, then say ⬙Select Audio Devices.⬙
3. Say the name of the audio device or ask the HARMAN KARDON® Logic7® HIGH
Uconnect® phone system to list the audio devices.
PERFORMANCE MULTICHANNEL SURROUND
SOUND SYSTEM WITH DRIVER-SELECTABLE
Next Track
SURROUND (DSS) — IF EQUIPPED
Use the SEEK UP button, or press the VR button on the
radio and say “Next Track,” to jump to the next music Your vehicle is equipped with a Harman Kardon® audio
system with GreenEdge™ technology that offers superior
track on your cellular phone.
sound quality, higher Sound Pressure Levels (SPL) and
reduced energy consumption. The new system utilizes
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 273
proprietary amplifier and speaker technologies deliver- AUX input; and is activated through Uconnect® radio
ing substantial increases in component and system effi- touchscreen. Refer to “Customer Programmable Features” under “Uconnect® SETTINGS” in “Understandciency levels.
ing Your Instrument Panel”.
The 12 Channel Class D GreenEdge™ high efficiency
amplifier is governed by a high voltage tracking power Selecting “Surround Sound” through the Uconnect®
supply and drives a 7.4-channel playback architecture. radio activates the Harman Kardon® Logic7® multichanThe Harman Kardon® audio system offers the ability to nel surround-sound technology in your vehicle. Some
choose Logic 7® surround sound for any audio source. audio will sound better in DSS modes, others in Stereo
The GreenEdge™ high-efficiency speaker designs ensure mode.
the system has higher SPL and a dramatic increase in
When in “Surround Sound” mode, balance is set autodynamic sound quality. The speakers are tuned for
matically. Fader control is available in surround mode
maximum efficiency and perfectly matched to the amplibut should be set to the center position for optimal
fier output stage ensuring state of the art multi-seat
surround performance.
surround sound processing.
Logic7® multichannel surround-sound technology delivers an immersive, accurate sound-stage to every seating
position This surround effect is available for audio from
any source - AM/FM/CD/ Satellite Radio or dashboard
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The right-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
push-button in the center and controls the volume and
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear mode of the sound system. Pressing the top of the rocker
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to switch will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom
of the rocker switch will decrease the volume.
access the switches.
Pressing the center button will make the radio switch
between the various modes available (AM/FM/SAT/
CD/HDD/AUX etc.).
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
The left-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
push-button in the center. The function of the left-hand
control is different depending on which mode you are in.
The following describes the left-hand control operation in
each mode.
Radio Operation
Remote Sound System Controls (Back View Of Steering
Wheel)
Pressing the top of the switch will “Seek” up for the next
listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch
will “Seek” down for the next listenable station.
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The button located in the center of the left-hand control CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
will tune to the next preset station that you have pro- To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following
grammed in the radio preset pushbutton.
precautions:
CD Player
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
surface.
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
will go to the beginning of the current track, or to the
wiping from center to edge.
beginning of the previous track if it is within eight
seconds after the current track begins to play.
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratching the disc.
If you press the switch up or down twice, it plays the
second track; three times, it will play the third, etc.
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners,
or anti-static sprays.
The center button on the left side rocker switch has no
function for a single-disc CD player. However, when a 5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
multiple-disc CD player is equipped on the vehicle, the
center button will select the next available CD in the 6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
player.
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
too high.
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NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular
disc, it may be damaged (e.g., scratched, reflective coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
good disc before considering disc player service.
CLIMATE CONTROLS
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
The Automatic Temperature Control system automatically maintains the climate in the cabin of the vehicle at
the comfort levels desired by the driver and passenger.
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is
not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
turned down or off during mobile phone operation when
not using Uconnect® (if equipped).
Automatic Temperature Control
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You will experience the greatest efficiency by simply
allowing the system to function automatically. Selecting
Operation of the system is quite simple.
the “O” (OFF) position on the blower control stops the
Turn the Mode Control knob (right knob) and the Blower system completely and closes the outside air intake.
Control knob (left knob) to AUTO.
The recommended setting for maximum comfort for the
NOTE: The AUTO position performs best for front seat average person is 72°F (22°C); however, this may vary.
occupants only.
NOTE:
Automatic Operation
• The temperature setting can be adjusted at anytime
Dial in the temperature you would
without affecting automatic operation.
like the system to maintain by rotating
• Pressing the Air Conditioning Control button while in
the Temperature Control knob (center
AUTO mode will cause the LED in the control button
knob). Once the comfort level is seto flash three times and then turn off. This indicates
lected, the system will maintain that
that the system is in AUTO mode and requesting the
level automatically using the heating
air conditioning is not necessary.
system. Should the desired comfort
level require air conditioning, the system will automatically make the adjustment.
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• If your air conditioning performance seems lower than
expected, check the front of the A/C condenser located
in front of the radiator for an accumulation of dirt or
insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from behind
the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric front
fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the condenser,
reducing air conditioning performance.
Blower Control
Manual Operation
This system offers a full complement of manual override
features, which consist of Blower Preferred Automatic,
Mode Preferred Automatic, or Blower and Mode Preferred Automatic. This means the operator can override
the blower, the mode, or both. There is a manual blower
range for times when the AUTO setting is not desired.
The blower can be set to any fixed blower speed by
rotating the Blower Control knob (left knob).
For full automatic operation or for NOTE: Please read the Automatic Temperature Control
automatic blower operation, turn the Operation Chart that follows for details.
blower knob to the AUTO position. In
manual mode there are seven blower
speeds that can be individual selected.
In off position the blower will shut off.
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The operator can override the AUTO mode setting to • Floor
change airflow distribution by rotating the Mode Control
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a
knob (right knob) to one of the following positions.
small amount flowing through the defrost and
• Panel
side window demist outlets.
Air is directed through the outlets in the instru- • Mix
ment panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side
airflow.
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be aimed cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat to the
so that they are directed toward the rear seat passengers windshield. This setting is good for maintaining comfort
for maximum airflow to the rear.
while reducing moisture on the windshield.
• Bi-Level
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
• Defrost
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use this mode with maxiNOTE: For all settings, except full cold or full hot,
mum blower and temperature settings for best windthere is a difference in temperature between the upper
shield and side window defrosting.
and lower outlets. The warmer air flows to the floor
outlets. This feature gives improved comfort during
sunny but cool conditions.
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• Air Conditioner Control
NOTE:
Press this button to turn on the air • When the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position, the recirculation feature will be cancelled.
conditioning during manual operation
only. When the air conditioning is
• In cold weather, use of the Recirculation mode may
turned on, cool dehumidified air will
lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
flow through the outlets selected with
mode is not allowed in defrost mode in order to
the Mode control dial. Press this butimprove window clearing. Recirculation will be diston a second time to turn OFF the air
abled automatically if these modes are selected.
conditioning. An LED in the button illuminates when
• Extended use of recirculation may cause the windows to
manual compressor operation is selected.
fog. If the interior of the windows begins to fog, press the
• Recirculation Control
Recirculation button to return to outside air. Some temp/
humidity conditions will cause captured interior air to
The system will automatically control recircucondense on windows and hamper visibility. For this
lation. However, pressing the Recirculation
reason, the system will not allow Recirculation to be
Control button will put the system in recircuselected while in defrost mode. Attempting to use the
lation mode. This can be used when outside
recirculation while in defrost mode will cause the LED in
conditions such as smoke, odors, dust, or high humidity
the control button to blink and then turn off.
are present. Activating recirculation will cause the LED in
the control button to illuminate.
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282 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
Operating Tips
Vacation Storage
NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
suggested control settings for various weather conditions. (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the
Summer Operation
fresh air and high blower settings. This will ensure
The engine cooling system must be protected with a adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
high-quality antifreeze coolant to provide proper corro- of compressor damage when the system is started again.
sion protection and to protect against engine overheating.
Window Fogging
A solution of 50% OAT (Organic Additive Technology)
coolant that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Interior fogging on the windshield can be quickly reStandard MS-12106 and 50% water is recommended. moved by turning the mode selector to Defrost. The
Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Defrost/Floor mode can be used to maintain a clear
windshield and provide sufficient heating. If side winVehicle” for proper coolant selection.
dow fogging becomes a problem, increase blower speed.
Winter Operation
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild but
Use of the air Recirculation Mode during winter months is rainy or humid weather.
not recommended because it may cause window fogging.
NOTE: Recirculate without A/C should not be used for
long periods as fogging may occur.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 283
Side Window Demisters
A/C Air Filter
A side window demister outlet is located at each end of
the instrument panel. These non-adjustable outlets direct
air toward the side windows when the system is in the
FLOOR, MIX, or DEFROST mode. The air is directed at
the area of the windows through which you view the
outside mirrors.
The A/C Filter prevents most dust and pollen from
entering the cabin. The filter acts on air coming from
outside the vehicle and recirculated air within the passenger compartment. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures”
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for A/C Air Filter service
information or see your authorized dealer for service.
Refer to “Maintenance Schedules” for filter service intervals.
Outside Air Intake
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In
winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
slush, and snow.
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284 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
Control Setting Suggestions For Various Weather Conditions While In Manual Override
STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289 䡵 MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED . .298
▫ Manual Transmission — If Equipped . . . . . . . .289
▫ Six-Speed Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . .298
▫ Automatic Transmission — If Equipped . . . . .290 䡵 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Keyless Enter-N-Go™ — If Equipped . . . . . . .291
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock. . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
▫ Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F
Or −29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
▫ Five-Speed Automatic Transmission . . . . .
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
. . .301
. . .303
. . .304
. . .304
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297 䡵 AUTOSTICK® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
䡵 ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED . . .297
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286 STARTING AND OPERATING
▫ Steering Wheel Mounted Paddle Shifters Or
Console Mounted Shifter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
䡵 SPORT MODE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
䡵 LAUNCH MODE — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . .315
䡵 DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES . . . . . . . . .319
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
䡵 DRIVING THROUGH WATER . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
䡵 POWER STEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323
▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
▫ Manual Transmission — If Equipped . . . . . . . .326
▫ Automatic Transmission — If Equipped . . . . . .326
䡵 BRAKE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . .328
䡵 ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM . . . .331
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . .331
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . .332
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . .335
䡵 FUEL SAVER TECHNOLOGY — IF EQUIPPED . . .324
▫ ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light
And ESC OFF Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . .338
䡵 PARKING BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
▫ Synchronizing ESC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339
STARTING AND OPERATING 287
䡵 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .340
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .340
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN). . . . . . . . . . .343
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .358
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . .345 䡵 TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES) . . . . . . .359
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .346 䡵 TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . .361
䡵 TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . .351
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .354
▫ All Season Tires — If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . .355
▫ Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped . .355
▫ Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .355
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
▫ Tire Rotation — Same tire size on front and
rear axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362
▫ Tire Rotation — Different tire size on front
and rear axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362
䡵 TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) . .363
▫ Premium System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .365
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369
䡵 FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
▫ 6.4L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
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▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370 䡵 VEHICLE LOADING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
▫ Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . .371
▫ Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) . . . . . . .377
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
▫ Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) . . . . . . . . .378
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
▫ Overloading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
▫ Fuel System Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
▫ Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .374 䡵 TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
䡵 ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374 䡵 RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle . .380
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .376
STARTING AND OPERATING 289
STARTING PROCEDURES
WARNING! (Continued)
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust the
inside and outside mirrors, fasten your seat belt, and if
present, instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat
belts.
WARNING!
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
(Continued)
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
Manual Transmission — If Equipped
Apply the parking brake, place the shift lever in NEUTRAL and press the clutch pedal before starting vehicle.
This vehicle is equipped with a clutch interlocking ignition system. It will not start unless the clutch pedal is
pressed to the floor.
Normal Starting With Integrated Key — Manual
Transmission
Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine does
not require pumping or pressing the accelerator pedal.
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290 STARTING AND OPERATING
Press the clutch pedal fully to the floor, and turn the
ignition switch to the START position and release when
the engine starts. If the engine fails to start within 15
seconds, turn the ignition switch to the OFF position,
wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting”
procedure.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. 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 another vehicle. This type of start
can be dangerous if done improperly, so follow the
procedure carefully. Refer to “Jump Starting” in
“What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
The shift lever must be in the NEUTRAL or PARK
position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes
before shifting into any driving gear.
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK, or NEUTRAL
into any forward gear when the engine is above
idle speed.
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle
has come to a complete stop and the engine is at
idle speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.
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Using Fob With Integrated Key (Tip Start)
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the
accelerator pedal.
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ — If Equipped
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition switch with the push
of a button, as long as the ENGINE
START/STOP button is installed and
the Remote Start/Keyless Enter-NGo™ Key Fob is in the passenger
compartment.
Do not press the accelerator. Use the Fob with Integrated
Key to briefly turn the ignition switch to the START
position and release it as soon as the starter engages. The
starter motor will continue to run, and it will disengage
automatically when the engine is running. If the engine
fails to start, the starter will disengage automatically in 10 Installing And Removing The ENGINE
seconds. If this occurs, turn the ignition switch to the START/STOP Button
LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the Installing The Button
“Normal Starting” procedure.
1. Remove the key fob from the ignition switch.
2. Insert the ENGINE START/STOP button into the
ignition switch with the lettering facing up and readable.
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3. Press firmly on the center of the button to secure it into 2. Press and hold the brake pedal while pressing the
ENGINE START/STOP button once.
position.
3. The system takes over and attempts to start the
vehicle. If the vehicle fails to start, the starter will
1. The ENGINE START/STOP button can be removed
disengage automatically after 10 seconds.
from the ignition switch for key fob use.
4. If you wish to stop the cranking of the engine prior to
2. Insert the metal part of the emergency key under the
the engine starting, press the button again.
chrome bezel at the 6 o’clock position and gently pry
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
the button loose.
engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the
NOTE: The ENGINE START/STOP button should only
accelerator pedal.
be removed or inserted with the ignition in the OFF
Using The ENGINE START/STOP Button —
position (OFF position for Keyless Enter-N-Go™).
Manual Transmission Only
Normal Starting
1. Press and hold the clutch pedal while pressing and
Using The ENGINE START/STOP Button —
holding the ENGINE START/STOP button.
Automatic Transmission Only
Removing The Button
1. The transmission must be in PARK or NEUTRAL.
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2. Release the button when the engine starts. If the 3. If the shift lever is not in PARK, the ENGINE START/
STOP button must be held for two seconds and vehicle
vehicle fails to start within 15 seconds, release the
speed must be above 5 mph (8 km/h) before the
button, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal
engine will shut off. The ignition switch position will
Starting” procedure.
remain in the ACC position until the shift lever is in
3. If you wish to stop the cranking of the engine prior to
PARK and the button is pressed twice to the OFF
the engine starting, release the button.
position. If the shift lever is not in PARK and the
ENGINE START/STOP button is pressed once, the
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
EVIC (if equipped) will display a “VEHICLE NOT IN
engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the
PARK” message and the engine will remain running.
accelerator pedal.
Never leave a vehicle out of the PARK position, or it
To Turn Off The Engine Using ENGINE
could roll.
START/STOP Button — Automatic Transmission
NOTE: If the ignition switch is left in the ACC or RUN
Only
(engine not running) position and the transmission is in
1. Place the shift lever in PARK, then press and release
PARK, the system will automatically time out after 30
the ENGINE START/STOP button.
minutes of inactivity and the ignition will switch to the
OFF position.
2. The ignition switch will return to the OFF position.
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294 STARTING AND OPERATING
• If the vehicle speed is above 5 mph (8 km/h), the
ENGINE START/STOP button must be held for two
seconds before the engine will shut off. The ignition
1. With the vehicle stopped, place the shift lever in
switch position will remain in the ACC position until
NEUTRAL, then press and release the ENGINE
the vehicle is stopped and the button is pressed twice
START/STOP button.
to the OFF position.
2. The ignition switch will return to the OFF position.
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Functions — With Driver’s
3. Place the shift lever in first gear or Reverse and then Foot OFF The Brake Pedal/Clutch Pedal (In PARK
Or NEUTRAL Position)
apply the parking brake.
To Turn Off The Engine Using ENGINE
START/STOP Button — Manual Transmission Only
The Keyless Enter-N-Go™ feature operates similar to an
ignition switch. It has four positions, OFF, ACC, RUN
• If the ignition switch is left in the ACC position, the and START. To change the ignition switch positions
system will automatically time out after 30 minutes of
without starting the vehicle and use the accessories
inactivity and the ignition will switch to the OFF posifollow these steps:
tion.
1. Starting with the ignition switch in the OFF position:
• If the ignition switch is left in the RUN position, the
system will automatically time out after 30 minutes of
inactivity if the vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h) and
the engine is not running.
NOTE:
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2. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button once to If Engine Fails To Start
change the ignition switch to the ACC position (EVIC
displays “IGNITION MODE ACCESSORY”),
WARNING!
3. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a second time
to change the ignition switch to the RUN position
(EVIC displays “IGNITION MODE RUN”),
4. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a third time
to return the ignition switch to the OFF position (EVIC
displays “IGNITION MODE OFF”).
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or −29°C)
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
an externally powered electric engine block heater (available from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into
the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to
start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire
causing serious personal injury.
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel
could enter the catalytic converter and once the
engine has started, ignite and damage the converter
and vehicle.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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. Refer
to “Jump Starting” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
disengage. Once this occurs, release the accelerator pedal
and the brake pedal, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat
the “Normal Starting” procedure.
Clearing A Flooded Engine (Using ENGINE
START/STOP Button) — Manual Transmission Only
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather⬙ procedures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel, press
Clearing A Flooded Engine (Using ENGINE
and hold the clutch pedal, push the accelerator pedal all
START/STOP Button) — Automatic Transmission
the way to the floor and hold it, then press and hold the
Only
ENGINE START/STOP button for no more than 15
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the seconds. Release the accelerator pedal and the clutch
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather⬙ proce- pedal, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal
dures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel, press Starting” procedure.
and hold the brake pedal, push the accelerator pedal all
the way to the floor and hold it, then press and release the
ENGINE START/STOP button once. The starter motor
will engage automatically, run for 10 seconds, and then
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Clearing A Flooded Engine (Using Fob With
Integrated Key)
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” procedures,
it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel:
After Starting
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
decrease as the engine warms up.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
1. Press the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits
hold it.
quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a
standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
2. Place the ignition in the START position and release it
grounded, three-wire extension cord.
as soon as the starter engages.
The starter motor will disengage automatically in 10 sec- The engine block heater must be plugged in at least one
onds. Once this occurs, release the accelerator pedal, turn hour to have an adequate warming effect on the engine.
the ignition switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 The engine block heater cord is routed under the hood on
seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
the driver side of the vehicle. It has a removable cap that
is located on the driver side of the Integrated Power
CAUTION!
Module.
To prevent damage to the starter, wait 10 to 15
seconds before trying again.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
Remember to disconnect the engine block heater
cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt
electrical cord could cause electrocution.
• Never drive with your foot resting on the clutch
pedal, or try to hold the vehicle on a hill with the
clutch pedal partially engaged, as this will cause
abnormal wear on the clutch. Refer to “Electronic
Brake Control System/Hill Start Assist” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
• Failure to press the clutch pedal fully to the floor
may cause increased shift efforts, and may result in
damage to the clutch and transmission.
• Do not rest your hand on the shift lever while
driving, as this may result in transmission synchronizer damage.
• Do not attempt to shift the transmission if the rear
wheels are spinning due to loss of traction. Damage to the transmission may occur.
MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
Six-Speed Manual Transmission
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended without having the parking
brake fully applied. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle,
especially on an incline.
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NOTE: During cold weather, you may experience in- Shifting
creased effort in shifting until the transmission fluid Fully press the clutch pedal and lift your foot off the
warms up. This is normal.
accelerator pedal before shifting gears. As you release the
clutch pedal, lightly press the accelerator pedal. Damage
to the transmission or clutch may occur if you do not
fully press the clutch pedal and lift off of the accelerator
pedal when shifting.
The six-speed manual transmission has a spring that
centers the shift lever near third and fourth gear. This
spring helps you know which gear you are in when you
are shifting. Be careful when shifting from first to second
or downshifting from sixth to fifth.
Manual Shifter
The spring will try to pull the shift lever toward third and
fourth gear. Make sure you move the shift lever into
second or fifth gear. If you let the shift lever move in the
direction of the pulling, you may end shifting from first
to fourth or from sixth to third gear.
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CAUTION!
Earlier upshifts during cruise conditions (relatively
steady speeds) may result in increased fuel economy.
Always make sure the vehicle comes to a complete stop
before shifting into REVERSE. Failure to do so may
result in transmission damage.
Higher upshift speeds may be used to obtain a desired
acceleration rate.
1–4 Skip Shift
You must always use first gear (or Reverse) when starting
There are times when you must shift the transmission
from a standing position.
directly from first gear to fourth gear instead of from first
Recommended Shift Speeds
gear to second gear. This is to help you get the best
To utilize your manual transmission efficiently for fuel possible fuel economy from your vehicle. This occurs
economy, it should be upshifted as listed in recom- when the engine coolant (antifreeze) is higher than 106°F
(41°C), vehicle speed is greater than 19 mph (30 km/h)
mended shift speed chart.
but less than 21 mph (34 km/h), and the transmission is
MANUAL TRANSMISSION
in first gear, and the accelerator is at ¼ throttle or less.
The “1–4 Skip Shift Indicator Message” will be displayed
RECOMMENDED SHIFT SPEEDS
during these times.
1-4
4-5
5-6
When the “1–4 Skip Shift Indicator Message” is dismph
20
37
48
played, the shift mechanism will only allow shifts from
(km/h)
(32)
(59)
(77)
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first gear to fourth gear. After you shift the transmission
to fourth gear, you can press the clutch in and shift to
another forward gear.
Downshifting
To maintain a safe speed and prolong brake life, downshift to maintain a safe speed when descending a steep
grade.
WARNING!
Skipping more than one gear while downshifting,
could cause you to lose control of your vehicle. You
could have a collision.
CAUTION!
• If you skip more than one gear while downshifting
or downshift at too high an engine speed, you
could damage the engine, transmission, or clutch.
• Do not downshift into first gear when the vehicle is
moving faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), as you could
damage the engine and/or clutch.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
(Continued)
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle
has come to a complete stop and the engine is at
idle speed.
• Do not shift between PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, or DRIVE when the engine is above idle
speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
turn the engine OFF, and remove the key fob. When
the ignition is in the full OFF (key removal) position, the transmission is locked in PARK, securing
the vehicle against unwanted movement.
NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal while
shifting out of PARK.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL
if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If
your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the
vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when
the engine is idling normally and your foot is
firmly pressing the brake pedal.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured.
• Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go ™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
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Key Ignition Park Interlock
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Interlock which requires the transmission to be in PARK
before the ignition switch can be turned to the full OFF
(key removal) position. The key fob can only be removed
from the ignition when the ignition is in the full OFF
position, and the transmission is locked in PARK whenever the ignition switch is in the full OFF position.
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vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift
hundred miles (kilometers).
Interlock system (BTSI) that holds the shift lever in PARK
unless the brakes are applied. To shift the transmission Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
out of PARK, the ignition switch must be turned to the accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
ON/RUN position (engine running or not) and the brake Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
shifting between these gears.
pedal must be pressed.
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
Five-Speed Automatic Transmission
The transmission gear position display (located in the
instrument cluster) indicates the transmission gear range.
You must press the brake pedal to move the shift lever
out of PARK (refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System” in this section). To drive, move the shift
lever from PARK or NEUTRAL to the DRIVE position.
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
The transmission shift lever has only PARK, REVERSE,
NEUTRAL, and DRIVE shift positions. Manual shifts can
be made using the AutoStick® shift control (refer to
“AutoStick®” in this section). Moving the shift lever to
the left or right (-/+) while in the DRIVE position, or
tapping one of the steering wheel-mounted shift paddles
(-/+) (if equipped), will manually select the transmission
gear, and will display the current gear in the instrument
cluster as 1, 2, 3, etc.
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NOTE:
• After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to allow
the selected gear to engage before accelerating. This is
especially important when the engine is cold.
• If there is a need to restart the engine, be sure to cycle
the ignition to the OFF position before restarting.
Transmission gear engagement may be delayed after
restarting the engine if the ignition is not cycled to the
OFF position first.
PARK (P)
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
vehicle in this range.
Shift Lever
Gear Ranges
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When parking on a level surface, you may shift the
transmission into PARK first, and then apply the parking
brake.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
shifting the transmission to PARK, otherwise the load on
the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added
precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a
downhill grade and away from the curb on an uphill
grade.
WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not completely in PARK. Check by trying to
move the shift lever out of PARK with the brake
pedal released. Make sure the transmission is in
PARK before leaving the vehicle.
• It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL
if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If
your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the
vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when
the engine is idling normally and your foot is
firmly pressing the brake pedal.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
turn the engine off, and remove the key fob. When
the ignition is in the full OFF (key removal) position, the transmission is locked in PARK, securing
the vehicle against unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the LOCK/OFF
position to the ON/RUN position, and also press
the brake pedal. Otherwise, damage to the shift
lever could result.
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from
PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as this
can damage the drivetrain.
The following indicators should be used to ensure that you
have engaged the transmission into the PARK position:
• When shifting into PARK, firmly move the shift lever
all the way forward and to the left until it stops and is
fully seated.
• Look at the transmission gear position display and
verify that it indicates the PARK position.
• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
REVERSE (R)
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop.
NEUTRAL (N)
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
periods with the engine running. The engine may be started
in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift the
transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have a collision.
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CAUTION!
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other
reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can cause
severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and “Towing A
Disabled Vehicle” in “What To Do In Emergencies”
for further information.
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions, in hilly terrain, or traveling into strong head
winds), use the AutoStick® shift control (refer to
“AutoStick®” in this section for further information) to
select a lower gear. Under these conditions, using a lower
gear will improve performance and extend transmission
life by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
DRIVE (D)
SPORT
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downshifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission
automatically upshifts through underdrive first, second,
and third gears, direct fourth gear and overdrive fifth
gear. The DRIVE position provides optimum driving
characteristics under all normal operating conditions.
This mode alters the transmission’s automatic shift
schedule for sportier driving. Upshift speeds are increased to make full use of available engine power.
To toggle between normal mode and SPORT mode, press
the SPORT switch on the instrument panel.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
Transmission function is monitored electronically for
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could
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result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains
in the current gear until the vehicle is brought to a stop.
After the vehicle has stopped, the transmission will
remain in second gear regardless of which forward gear
is selected. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue to operate. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
may be illuminated. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle
to be driven to an authorized dealer for service without
damaging the transmission.
5. Restart the engine.
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal
operation.
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recommend that you visit your authorized dealer at your
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
recur.
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the service is required.
following steps:
Overdrive Operation
1. Stop the vehicle.
The automatic transmission includes an electronically
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
controlled Overdrive (fifth gear). The transmission will
automatically shift into Overdrive if the following conditions are present:
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
• The shift lever is in the DRIVE position.
2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
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• Vehicle speed is sufficiently high.
• The driver is not heavily pressing the accelerator.
AUTOSTICK®
Steering Wheel Mounted Paddle Shifters Or
Console Mounted Shifter
AutoStick® is a driver-interactive transmission feature
providing manual shift control, giving you more control
of the vehicle. AutoStick® allows you to maximize engine braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts, and improve overall vehicle performance.
2 — (+) Shift Paddle
This system can also provide you with more control 1 — (–) Shift Paddle
during passing, city driving, cold slippery conditions,
Operation
mountain driving, and many other situations.
When the shift lever is in the DRIVE position, the
transmission will operate automatically, shifting between
the five available gears. To engage AutoStick®, simply
tap the shift lever to the right or left (+/-) while in the
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DRIVE position, or tap one of the steering wheel- • If AutoStick® is engaged while in SPORT mode, the
transmission will remain in the selected gear even
mounted shift paddles (+/-). Tapping (-) to enter
when maximum engine speed is reached. The transAutoStick® mode will downshift the transmission to the
mission will upshift only when commanded by the
next lower gear, while using (+) to enter AutoStick®
driver. Engine overspeed protection will be provided
mode will retain the current gear. When AutoStick® is
by fuel cut off at or near redline.
active, the current transmission gear is displayed in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) portion of
• The transmission will automatically downshift as the
the instrument cluster. In AutoStick® mode, the transvehicle slows (to prevent engine lugging) and will
mission will shift up or down when (+/-) is manually
display the current gear.
selected by the driver (using the shift lever, or the shift
paddles), unless an engine lugging or overspeed condi- • The transmission will automatically downshift to first
gear when coming to a stop. After a stop, the driver
tion would result. It will remain in the selected gear until
should manually upshift (+) the transmission as the
another upshift or downshift is chosen, except as described below.
vehicle is accelerated.
• If AutoStick® is engaged while in DRIVE mode, the • You can start out, from a stop, in first or second gear.
Tapping (+), (at a stop) will allow starting in second
transmission will automatically shift up when maximum engine speed is reached.
gear. Starting out in second gear is helpful in snowy or
icy conditions.
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• The system will ignore attempts to upshift at too low SPORT MODE
of a vehicle speed.
This vehicle is equipped with an electronic controlled
• Avoid using speed control when AutoStick® is en- damping system. This system reduces body roll and pitch
in many driving situations including cornering, acceleragaged.
tion and braking. In addition, the driver has the ability to
• Transmission shifting will be more noticeable when select a more aggressive shifting pattern. On the center
AutoStick® is engaged.
console, there is a “SPORT” button that when pressed
To disengage AutoStick® mode, hold the shift lever to the will cycle through three different driving modes. This is
right or press and hold the (+) shift paddle until “D” is the description of each mode of operation:
once again displayed in the instrument cluster. You can
shift in or out of the AutoStick® mode at any time
without taking your foot off the accelerator pedal.
WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid, causing a collision or
personal injury.
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less aggressive shifting. The system will return to OFF
when the ignition switch is cycled from RUN to OFF to
RUN, if this mode is selected.
• SPORT Mode — This mode is selected by the first
press of the “SPORT” button. A “SPORT” message will
display in the instrument cluster. The system will
return to SPORT mode when the ignition switch is
cycled from RUN to OFF to RUN, if this mode is
selected. This mode will set suspension for maximum
performance handling and is intended for spirited
driving.
SPORT Button
• Off — This is the initial position. This mode will give
a sporty, but comfortable ride. Within this mode, the
suspension will adapt to the vehicle inputs, including
vehicle speed, steering inputs, braking and acceleration. The transmission will be optimized for smooth,
• TRACK Mode — This includes SPORT mode and
affects automatic transmission shifting in either Auto
or Manual mode. Refer to “AutoStick” in “Starting
And Operating” for further information. In TRACK
mode, the transmission has a sportier, more aggressive
shift pattern. In Manual mode, the transmission will
hold gear at redline during manual shifting (console
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shifter or paddle shifters). A “TRACK” message will
display in the instrument cluster. The system will
return to SPORT mode when the ignition switch is
cycled from RUN to OFF to RUN, if this mode is
selected.
NOTE: For manual transmission vehicles, the available
driving modes are SPORT on or SPORT Off. TRACK is
not available.
LAUNCH MODE — IF EQUIPPED
feature in low traction (cold, wet, gravel, etc) conditions
may results in excess wheel slip outside this systems
control resulting in an aborted launch.
Preconditions:
• Launch control should not be used on public roads.
Always check track conditions and the surrounding
area.
• Launch Control is not available for the first 500 miles
of vehicle life.
This vehicle is equipped with a Launch Control system • Launch Control should only be used when the engine
that is designed to allow the driver to achieve maximum
and transmission are at operating temperature.
vehicle acceleration in a straight line. Launch Control is a
form of traction control that manages tire slip while • Launch Control is intended to be used on dry, paved
road surfaces only. Use on slippery or loose surfaces
launching the vehicle. This feature is intended for use
may cause damage to vehicle components.
during race events on a closed course where consistent
quarter mile and zero to sixty times are desired. The
system is not intended to compensate for lack of driver
experience or familiarity with the race track. Use of this
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6. While holding the brake, rapidly apply the accelerator
pedal to wide open throttle. The engine speed will
Launch Control is only available when the following
hold at approximately 1825 RPM for the quickest
procedure is followed:
launch.
1. Press the “ESC OFF” button to put the vehicle into
• Messages will appear in the cluster EVIC display to
ESC Partial mode. The “ESC OFF” lamp will illumiinform the driver if one or more of the above
nate in the cluster.
conditions (3 through 6) have not been met.
Automatic Transmission (If Equipped):
2. Press the “ESC OFF” button a second time to put the 7. When conditions 3 through 6 have been met, the
vehicle into Launch Control. The “ESC OFF” lamp will
cluster EVIC display will read “Launch Ready Release
remain lit, and the cluster display will read “Launch
Brake”.
Control Enabled”.
Release the brake and continue to hold wide open
3. Make sure the vehicle is not moving.
throttle to launch.
4. Make sure the steering wheel is pointing straight.
8. Keep the vehicle pointed straight.
5. Hold the brake and make sure the vehicle is in Launch control will be active until the vehicle reaches
“Drive”.
62 mph (100 kph), at which point the ESC system
continues in ESC Full ON mode. Activating Launch
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Control again from this state will require pressing the Manual Transmission (If Equipped):
“ESC OFF” button twice. Repeat steps 3 through 8.
Vehicles with a manual transmission have an adjustable
Launch control will abort before launch completion and launch RPM controlled through the EVIC Performance
display “Launch Aborted” in the cluster under any the Features. Set the desired launch rpm before entering
following conditions:
launch control. Details of this feature can be found under
Performance Features – Launch RPM Set.
• The accelerator pedal is released during launch. ESC
system continues in ESC Full ON.
Launch Control is only available when the following
procedure is followed:
• The ESC system detects that the vehicle is no longer
moving in a straight line. ESC system continues in ESC 1. Press the “ESC OFF” button to put the vehicle into
Full ON.
ESC Partial mode. The “ESC OFF” lamp will illuminate in the cluster.
• The “ESC OFF” button is pressed to change the system
to another mode. One press puts the ESC system into 2. Press the “ESC OFF” button a second time to put the
ESC Full ON.
vehicle into Launch Control. The “ESC OFF” lamp will
remain lit, and the cluster display will read “Launch
NOTE: After launch control has been aborted, the vehicle
Control Enabled”.
will resort back to ESC Full ON.
3. Make sure the vehicle is not moving.
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Launch control will be active until the vehicle reaches
62 mph (100 kph), at which point the ESC system
5. Fully depress the clutch pedal and make sure the
continues in ESC Partial mode. Activating Launch Convehicle is in first gear.
trol again from this state will require pressing the “ESC
6. While holding the clutch depressed, rapidly apply the OFF” button once. Repeat steps 3 through 8.
accelerator pedal to wide open throttle. The engine
Launch control will abort before launch completion and
speed will hold at the pre-selected launch rpm. The
display “Launch Aborted” in the cluster under any the
default engine speed is 3500 rpm.
following conditions:
• Messages will appear in the cluster EVIC display to
inform the driver if one or more of the above • The brake is applied during launch.
conditions (3 through 6) have not been met.
• The ESC system detects that the vehicle is no longer
4. Make sure the steering wheel is pointing straight.
moving in a straight line.
7. When conditions 3 through 6 have been met, the
cluster EVIC display will read “Launch Ready Release • The “ESC OFF” button is pressed to change the ESC
Clutch”. Release the clutch quickly and continue to
system to another mode. One press puts the ESC
hold wide open throttle to launch Execute shifts as
system into ESC Full-On.
described in the section: Manual Transmission – ShiftNOTE: After launch control has been aborted, the vehicle
ing.
will resort back to ESC Full ON.
8. Keep the vehicle pointed straight.
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CAUTION!
Do not attempt to shift when the drive wheels are
spinning and do not have traction. Damage to the
transmission may occur.
• The newly chosen launch rpm will then be displayed.
When Launch Control is activated, the engine speed
will hold at the newly chosen launch rpm.
NOTE: Launch mode is not available within the first 500
miles of engine break-in.
Launch RPM Set (Manual Transmission Only)
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
When selected, this screen displays the vehicle’s current Acceleration
Launch RPM used for Launch Control (see ESC OperatRapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other sliping Modes – Launch Control).
pery surfaces may cause the driving wheels to pull
• This feature will only function when the vehicle is erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs
stationary.
when there is a difference in the surface traction under
• Pressing the SELECT button will bring up a list of the rear (driving) wheels.
available rpm values to use with Launch Control.
• Scroll to the desired launch rpm value using the
up/down arrow buttons and press the SELECT button
to set the launch rpm to the desired value.
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WARNING!
Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous.
Unequal traction can cause sudden pulling of the rear
wheels. You could lose control of the vehicle and
possibly have a collision. Accelerate slowly and
carefully whenever there is likely to be poor traction
(ice, snow, wet mud, loose sand, etc.).
Traction
2. Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles.
3. Replace tires when tread wear indicators first become
visible.
4. Keep tires properly inflated.
5. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and
the vehicle in front of you to avoid a collision in a
sudden stop.
Your vehicle is equipped with a Limited Slip Differential
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a (LSD) that reduces, but does not eliminate, the amount of
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road wheel slip across a given axle for improved handling.
surface. This is known as hydroplaning and may cause DRIVING THROUGH WATER
partial or complete loss of vehicle control and stopping
ability. To reduce this possibility, the following precau- Driving through water more than a few inches/
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure
tions should be observed:
safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when the roads are
slushy.
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Due to lower ground clearance, driving your vehicle up steep driveways, approach ramps or near
parking blocks may cause damage to the front
fascia and ground effects.
• Driving through snow more than 4 inches (100 mm)
deep may cause damage to the front fascia and
ground effects.
water. Furthermore, flowing and/or rising water can
carry your vehicle away swiftly. Failure to follow this
warning may result in injuries that are serious or
fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
Flowing/Rising Water
Shallow Standing Water
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
shallow standing water, consider the following Cautions
and Warnings before doing so.
WARNING!
WARNING!
Do not drive on, or cross, a road or a path where
water is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off).
Flowing water can wear away the road or path’s
surface and cause your vehicle to sink into deeper
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph
(8 km/h) when driving through standing water.
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s braking capabilities, which increases stopping
distances. Therefore, after driving through standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on the
brake pedal several times to dry the brakes.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
• Determine the condition of the road or the path
that is under water and if there are any obstacles in
the way before driving through the standing water.
• Do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h) when driving
through standing water. This will minimize wave
effects.
• Driving through standing water may cause damage
to your vehicle’s drivetrain components. Always
inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e., engine oil, transmission, axle, etc.) for signs of contamination (i.e.,
fluid that is milky or foamy in appearance) after
driving through standing water. Do not continue to
operate the vehicle if any fluid appears contaminated, as this may result in further damage. Such
damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
CAUTION!
• Always check the depth of the standing water
before driving through it. Never drive through
standing water that is deeper than the bottom of
the tire rims mounted on the vehicle.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and cause serious
internal damage to the engine. Such damage is not
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
NOTE:
• Increased noise levels at the end of the steering wheel
travel are considered normal and do not indicate that
there is a problem with the power steering system.
• Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may make noise for a short amount of time.
POWER STEERING
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering
system. This noise should be considered normal, and it
The standard power steering system will give you good
does not in any way damage the steering system.
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
CAUTION!
steering capability if power assist is lost.
If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will
still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions, you will observe a substantial increase in steering
effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
Prolonged operation of the steering system at the end of
the steering wheel travel will increase the steering fluid
temperature and it should be avoided when possible.
Damage to the power steering pump may occur.
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Power Steering Fluid Check
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your power steering
system as the chemicals can damage your power
steering components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
WARNING!
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and
with the engine off to prevent injury from moving
parts and to ensure accurate fluid level reading. Do
not overfill. Use only manufacturer’s recommended
power steering fluid.
If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated
level. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all
surfaces. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts”
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
FUEL SAVER TECHNOLOGY — IF EQUIPPED
This feature offers improved fuel economy by shutting
off four of the engine’s eight cylinders during light load
and cruise conditions. The system is automatic with no
driver inputs or additional driving skills required.
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NOTE: This system may take some time to return to full • This light only shows that the parking brake is applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
functionality after a battery disconnect.
PARKING BRAKE
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied and place the shift lever in the
PARK or REVERSE (manual transmission only) position.
When the parking brake is applied and the ignition
switch is in the ON position (RUN position with Keyless
Enter-N-Go™), the “Brake Warning Light” in the instrument cluster will illuminate.
NOTE:
• When the parking brake is applied and the transmission is placed in gear, the “Brake Warning Light” will
flash. If vehicle speed is detected, a chime will sound
to alert the driver. Fully release the parking brake
before attempting to move the vehicle.
When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the front
wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away
from the curb on an uphill grade. For vehicles equipped
with an automatic transmission, apply the parking brake
before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load
on the transmission locking mechanism may make it
difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. The parking
brake should always be applied whenever the driver is
not in the vehicle.
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Manual Transmission — If Equipped
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
The foot operated parking brake is positioned below the The foot operated parking brake is located below the lower
lower left corner of the instrument panel. To release the left corner of the instrument panel. To apply the park brake,
firmly push the park brake pedal fully. To release the
parking brake, pull the parking brake release handle.
parking brake, press the park brake pedal a second time
and let your foot up as you feel the brake disengage.
Manual Transmission Parking Brake Release
Automatic Transmission Parking Brake
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving; failure to do so can lead to brake
failure and a collision.
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle, or it may roll and cause damage or
injury. Also be certain to leave the transmission in
PARK. Failure to do so may allow the vehicle to roll
and cause damage or injury.
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CAUTION!
If the “Brake Warning Light” remains on with the
parking brake released, a brake system malfunction
is indicated. Have the brake system serviced by an
authorized dealer immediately.
In the event power assist is lost for any reason (for
example, repeated brake applications with the engine
OFF) the brakes will still function. The effort required to
brake the vehicle will be much greater than that required
with the power system operating.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) provides increased
vehicle stability and brake performance under most
braking conditions. The system automatically “pumps”
Your vehicle is equipped with dual hydraulic the brakes during severe braking conditions to prevent
brake systems. If either of the two hydraulic wheel lock-up.
systems loses normal capability, the remaining
system will still function. There will be some The Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) prevents the
loss of overall braking effectiveness. This may be evident rear wheels from over-braking and provides greater control
by increased pedal travel during application, greater of available braking forces applied to the rear axle.
pedal force required to slow or stop, and potential When the vehicle is driven over 7 mph (11 km/h), you
activation of the “Brake Warning Light.”
may also hear a slight clicking sound as well as some
related motor noises. These noises are the system performing its self check cycle to ensure that the ABS system
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is working properly. This self check occurs each time the These are all normal characteristics of ABS.
vehicle is started and accelerated past 7 mph (11 km/h).
ABS is activated during braking under certain road or
stopping conditions. ABS-inducing conditions can include ice, snow, gravel, bumps, railroad tracks, loose
debris, or panic stops.
You also may experience the following when the brake
system goes into anti-lock:
• The ABS motor running (it may continue to run for a
short time after the stop)
• The clicking sound of solenoid valves
• Brake pedal pulsations
• A slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the end
of the stop
WARNING!
• The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) contains sophisticated electronic equipment that may be susceptible to interference caused by improperly installed or high output radio transmitting
equipment. This interference can cause possible
loss of anti-lock braking capability. Installation of
such equipment should be performed by qualified
professionals.
• Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to a collision.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to
slow down or stop.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) cannot prevent
the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase braking or steering
efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition of
the vehicle brakes and tires or the traction afforded.
• The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) cannot prevent
collisions, including those resulting from excessive
speed in turns, following another vehicle too
closely, or hydroplaning.
• The capabilities of an Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS) equipped vehicle must never be exploited in
a reckless or dangerous manner, that could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of others.
Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light
The “Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light”
monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System. The light will
come on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position and may stay on for as long as four seconds.
If the “ABS Warning Light” remains on or comes on
while driving, it indicates that the anti-lock portion of the
brake system is not functioning and that service is
required. However, the conventional brake system will
continue to operate normally if the “Brake Warning
Light” is not on.
If the “ABS Warning Light” is on, the brake system
should be serviced as soon as possible to restore the
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and benefits of anti-lock brakes. If the “ABS Warning Light”
type and tires must be properly inflated to produce does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position, have the bulb repaired as soon as
accurate signals for the computer.
possible.
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If both the “Brake Warning Light” and the “ABS Warning
Light” remain on, the ABS and EBD systems are not
functioning. Immediate repair to the ABS system is
required.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control
under adverse braking conditions by controlling hydraulic brake pressure. This prevents wheel lock-up to help
avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking.
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System” in “Starting and
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic Operating” for further information.
brake control system commonly referred to as ESC. This
system includes the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), the
WARNING!
Traction Control System (TCS), the Brake Assist System
(BAS), and the Electronic Stability Control (ESC). These The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics
systems work together to enhance both vehicle stability from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the
traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. The
and control in various driving conditions.
ABS cannot prevent collisions, including those resultAn additional electronic brake control feature called Hill ing from excessive speed in turns, driving on very
Start Assist (HSA) is standard on manual transmission slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. The capabilities of
models.
an ABS-equipped vehicle must never be exploited in a
reckless or dangerous manner that could jeopardize the
user’s safety or the safety of others.
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situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake application and then applies optimum pressure to the brakes.
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each
This can help reduce braking distances.
driven wheel. If wheel spin is detected, brake pressure is
applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine power is Applying the brakes very quickly results in the best BAS
reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and stability. assistance. To receive the benefits of this system, you
must apply continuous brake pedal pressure during the
A feature of the TCS system functions similar to a limitedslip differential and controls the wheel spin across a driven stopping sequence. Do not reduce brake pedal pressure
axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is spinning faster than unless braking is no longer desired. Once the brake pedal
the other, the system will apply the brake of the spinning is released, the BAS is deactivated.
Traction Control System (TCS)
wheel. This will allow more engine torque to be applied to
the wheel that is not spinning. This feature remains active
even if TCS and ESC are in the “Partial Off” or “Full Off”
modes. Refer to “Electronic Stability Control (ESC)” in this
section for more information.
Brake Assist System (BAS)
This system complements the ABS by optimizing the
vehicle braking capability during emergency braking
maneuvers. This system detects an emergency braking
WARNING!
The BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics
from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the
traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. The
BAS cannot prevent collisions, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on
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WARNING! (Continued)
very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. The capabilities of a BAS-equipped vehicle must never be
exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner that
could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others.
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
The HSA system is designed to assist the driver when
starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain
the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short
period of time after the driver takes their foot off of the
brake pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle
during this short period of time, the system will release
brake pressure and the vehicle will roll down the hill. The
system will release brake pressure in proportion to
amount of throttle applied as the vehicle starts to move in
the intended direction of travel.
HSA Activation Criteria
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to
activate:
• Vehicle must be stopped.
• Vehicle must be on a 7% (approximate) grade or
greater hill.
• Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e.,
vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle backing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
WARNING!
There may be situations on minor hills with a loaded
vehicle, or while pulling a trailer, when the system will
not activate and slight rolling may occur. This could
cause a collision with another vehicle or object. Always
remember the driver is responsible for braking the
vehicle.
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Disabling/Enabling HSA
5. Release the clutch pedal (if equipped).
If you wish to turn on or off the HSA system, it can be 6. Rotate the steering wheel one-half turn to the left.
done using the Customer Programmable Features in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to 7. Press the “ESC Off” switch (located in the lower
switch bank below the climate controls) four times
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Unwithin 20 seconds. The “ESC Activation/Malfunction
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further informaIndicator Light” should turn on and turn off two
tion.
times.
For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
8. Rotate the steering wheel back to center and then an
following steps:
additional half-turn to the right.
NOTE: You must complete Steps 1 through 8 within 90
9. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and then
seconds.
back to the ON position. If the sequence was com1. Center the steering wheel (front wheels pointing
pleted properly, the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Instraight forward).
dicator Light” will blink several times to confirm HSA
is disabled.
2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
3. Apply the parking brake.
4. Start the engine.
10. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature
to it’s previous setting.
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Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. The ESC
corrects for oversteering and understeering the vehicle
by applying the brake of the appropriate wheel. Engine
power may also be reduced to assist in counteracting the
condition of oversteer or understeer and help the vehicle
maintain the desired path.
The ESC uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the path
that the driver intends to steer the vehicle and compares
it to the actual path of the vehicle. When the actual path
does not match the intended path, the ESC applies the
brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting
the condition of oversteer or understeer.
• Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
WARNING!
The Electronic Stability Control System (ESC) cannot
prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on
the vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded
by prevailing road conditions. ESC cannot prevent
all accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces,
or hydroplaning. ESC also cannot prevent accidents
resulting from loss of vehicle control due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. Only a safe,
attentive, and skillful driver can prevent accidents.
The capabilities of an ESC equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner
which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety
of others.
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The “ESC Off” switch is located in the switch bank near
the bottom center of the instrument panel. To enter the
The ESC system has three available operating modes:
“Partial Off” mode, momentarily press the “ESC Off”
ESC On
switch and the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
This is the normal operating mode for the ESC. When- Light” will illuminate. To turn the ESC ON again, momentarily press the “ESC Off” switch and the “ESC
ever the vehicle is started, the ESC system will be in this
mode. This mode should be used for most driving Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” will turn off.
situations. The ESC should only be turned OFF for NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
specific reasons as noted in the following paragraphs.
with snow chains, or when starting off in deep snow,
sand, or gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the
Partial Off
“Partial Off” mode by momentarily pressing the “ESC
The “Partial Off” mode is intended for times when a Off” switch. Once the situation requiring “Partial Off”
more spirited driving experience is desired. It is also mode is overcome, turn the ESC ON again by momenintended for driving in deep snow, sand, or gravel. This tarily pressing the “ESC Off” switch. This may be done
mode disables the TCS portion of the ESC and raises the while the vehicle is in motion.
threshold for ESC activation, which allows for more
wheel spin than what ESC normally allows.
ESC Operating Modes
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WARNING!
• When in “Partial Off” mode, the TCS functionality
of ESC, (except for the limited slip feature described in the TCS section), has been disabled and
the “ESC Off Indicator Light” will be illuminated.
When in “Partial Off” mode, the engine power
reduction feature of TCS is disabled, and the
enhanced vehicle stability offered by the ESC system is reduced.
chime will sound, the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” will illuminate, and the ⬙ESC OFF⬙ message will display in the vehicle odometer. Press and
release the TRIP ODOMETER button located on the
instrument cluster to clear this message. The “ESC OFF”
message may appear in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information. To turn ESC ON again,
momentarily press the “ESC Off” switch.
NOTE: The ⬙ESC OFF⬙ message will display and the
audible chime will sound when the shift lever is moved
This mode is intended for off-highway or off-road use into the PARK position from any position other than
only and should not be used on any public roadways. In PARK and then moved out of the PARK position. This
this mode, all TCS and ESC stability features are turned will occur when the message was previously cleared.
OFF. To enter the “Full Off” mode, press and hold the
“ESC Off” switch for five seconds while the vehicle is
stopped with the engine running. After five seconds, a
Full Off
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WARNING!
In the ESC “Full Off” mode, the engine torque
reduction and stability features are disabled. Therefore, the enhanced vehicle stability offered by ESC is
unavailable. In an emergency evasive maneuver, the
ESC system will not engage to assist in maintaining
stability. ⴖESC Offⴖ mode is intended for off-highway
or off-road use only.
NOTE: When the ESC is switched OFF, a feature of the
system remains active. This feature controls wheel spin
across an axle quite similarly to a limited slip differential.
If one wheel on an axle is spinning faster than the other,
the system will apply the brake of the spinning wheel
and allow more engine torque to be applied to the wheel
that is not spinning. To improve the vehicle’s traction
when driving with tire chains, or when starting off in
deep snow, sand, or gravel, it may be desirable to switch
to the “Partial Off” mode by momentarily pressing the
“ESC Off” switch.
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
ESC OFF Indicator Light
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition switch is cycled to the ON
position. It should go out with the engine
running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
malfunction has been detected in the ESC system. If this
light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the
vehicle has been driven several miles (kilometers) at
speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem
diagnosed and corrected.
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when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (located in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as
that caused the ESC activation.
the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also
The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Activation/
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is partially
Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash during acoff or full off.
celeration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little
throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and Synchronizing ESC
driving to the prevailing road conditions.
NOTE:
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” come on momentarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
• Each time the ignition is cycled ON, the ESC system
will be ON even if it was cycled off previously.
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
If the power supply is interrupted (battery
disconnected or discharged), the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” may
illuminate with the engine running. If this
should occur, turn the steering wheel completely to the
left and then to the right. The “ESC Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light” should go out. However, if
the light remains on, have the ESC and BAS checked at
your authorized dealer as soon as possible.
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TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Tire Markings
NOTE:
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards
Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
• LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric
tires is the same as for P-Metric tires except for the
letters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: LT235/85R16.
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• Temporary spare tires are designed for temporary • High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
emergency use only. Temporary high pressure comstandards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
pact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded into
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example:
T145/80D18 103M.
Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T or S = Temporary spare tire
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
— Ratio of section height to section width of tire
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
R = Construction code
— ⬙R⬙ means radial construction
— ⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
— A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
H = Speed Symbol
— A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to
its load index under certain operating conditions
— The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under
specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and
posted speed limits)
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EXAMPLE:
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire
Light Load (LL) = Light load tire
C, D, E, F, G = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load— Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure— Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for
this tire
Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire, tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard
side of the tire.
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the
date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
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EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
— This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards and is approved for highway use
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
— 03 means the 3rd week
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
— 01 means the year 2001
— Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the
year in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
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Tire Terminology And Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
The vehicle B-Pillar is the structural member of the body located
behind the front door.
Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after
the vehicle has not been driven for at least 3 hours, or driven less
than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a three hour period. Inflation
pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per square inch) or
kPa (kilopascals).
The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible
cold tire inflation pressure for this tire. The maximum inflation
pressure is molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended cold tire inflation pressure
as shown on the tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle describing the
vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire sizes and
the recommended cold tire inflation pressures.
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Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on
the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the driver’s
side door.
B-Pillar Location For Tire And Loading Information
Placard
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Tire And Loading Information Placard
3. Tire size designed for your vehicle.
4. Cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
spare tires.
Loading
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading
Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section
of this manual.
Tire And Loading Information Placard
This placard tells you important information about the:
1. Number of people that can be carried in the vehicle.
2. Total weight your vehicle can carry.
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
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To determine the maximum loading conditions of your 4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
“XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
be five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
is 650 lbs (295 kg) (since 5 x 150 lbs (68 kg) = 750 lbs
the weight referenced here.
(340 kg), and 1400 lbs (635 kg) – 750 lbs (340 kg) =
650 lbs [295 kg]).
Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occubeing loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not
pants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load
XXX kg” on your vehicle’s placard.
capacity calculated in step 4.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
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• For the following example, the combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
• If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
(392 kg).
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. The following table shows examples on how to calculate total
load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your
vehicle with varying seating configurations and number and size of occupants. This table is for illustration
purposes only and may not be accurate for the seating
and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
NOTE:
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WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
Safety
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause collisions.
• Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can result in over-heating and tire failure.
• Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion
shock. Objects on the road and chuckholes can
cause damage that result in tire failure.
• Over-inflated or under-inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in
loss of vehicle control.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle
to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the
right or left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
Tire Inflation Pressures
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the
driver’s side B-Pillar or rear edge of the driver’s side
door.
At least once a month:
• Check and adjust tire pressure with a good quality
pocket-type pressure gauge. Do not make a visual judgeEconomy
ment when determining proper inflation. Tires may look
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear
properly inflated even when they are under-inflated.
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for • Inspect tires for signs of tire wear or visible damage.
earlier tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases
CAUTION!
tire rolling resistance resulting in higher fuel consumption.
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
which could damage the valve stem.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
ride.
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Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
“cold tire inflation pressure”. Cold tire inflation pressure
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1
mile (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire
inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
outside temperature condition.
Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds and
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditemperature changes.
tions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
loading may be required for high-speed vehicle operathe winter.
tion. Refer to your authorized tire dealer or original
Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the equipment vehicle dealer for recommended safe operatoutside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire ing speeds, loading and cold tire inflation pressures.
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WARNING!
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious collision. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above
75 mph (120 km/h).
Radial Ply Tires
WARNING!
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
poorly. The instability could cause a collision. Always use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never
combine them with other types of tires.
Tire Repair
If your tire becomes damaged, it may be repaired if it
meets the following criteria:
• The tire has not been driven on when flat.
• The damage is only on the tread section of your tire
(sidewall damage is not repairable).
• The puncture is no greater than ¼⬙ (6 mm).
Consult an authorized tire dealer for tire repairs and
additional information.
Damaged Run Flat tires, or Run Flat tires that have
experienced a loss of pressure should be replaced immediately with another Run Flat tire of identical size and
service description (Load Index and Speed Code).
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All Season Tires — If Equipped
All Season tires provide traction for all seasons (spring,
summer, fall and winter). Traction levels may vary between different all season tires. All season tires can be
identified by the M+S, M&S, M/S or MS designation on
the tire sidewall. Use all season tires only in sets of four;
failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and
handling of your vehicle.
Use summer tires only in sets of four; failure to do so may
adversely affect the safety and handling of your vehicle.
Snow Tires
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires
during the winter. Snow tires can be identified by a
mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire sidewall.
If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and
type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only
Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
in sets of four; failure to do so may adversely affect the
Summer tires provide traction in both wet and dry safety and handling of your vehicle.
conditions, and are not intended to be driven in snow or
Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what
on ice. If your vehicle is equipped with summer tires, be
was originally equipped with your vehicle and should
aware these tires are not designed for winter or cold
not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph
driving conditions. For more information, contact a au(120 km/h). For speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) refer to
thorized dealer. Summer tires do not contain the all
original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for
season designation or mountain/snowflake symbol on
recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold
the tire sidewall.
tire inflation pressures.
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While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid
and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be
poorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states prohibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be
checked before using these tire types.
Tire Spinning
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h) for more than 30 seconds continuously when you are stuck, and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) or
for longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopTread Wear Indicators
ping.
Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
to help you in determining when your tires should be
Emergencies” for further information.
replaced.
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tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced. Refer
to “Replacement Tires” in this section for further information.
Life Of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including, but not limited to:
• Driving style
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
• Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or
higher, and summer tires typically have a reduced
tread life. Rotation of these tires per the vehicle maintenance schedule is highly recommended.
These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
becomes 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
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WARNING!
Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six
years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to
follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure.
You could lose control and have a collision resulting
in serious injury or death.
Information placard or the Vehicle Certification Label for
the size designation of your tire. The Load Index and
Speed Symbol for your tire will be found on the original
equipment tire sidewall. See the Tire Sizing Chart example found in the Tire Safety Information section of this
manual for more information relating to the Load Index
and Speed Symbol of a tire.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
Replacement Tires
those of the original wheels.
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed. Refer to the paragraph on
“Tread Wear Indicators”. Refer to the Tire and Loading
It is recommended you contact your authorized tire
dealer or original equipment dealer with any questions
you may have on tire specifications or capability. Failure
to use equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect
the safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than
that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations
of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and
braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering and suspension components. You could lose control and have
a collision resulting in serious injury or death. Use
only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or
capacity, other than what was originally equipped
on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load
index could result in tire overloading and failure.
You could lose control and have a collision.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
(Continued)
CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
Use of traction devices require sufficient tire-to-body
clearance. Follow these recommendations to guard
against damage.
• Traction device must be of proper size for the tire, as
recommended by the traction device manufacturer.
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• Install on Rear Tires Only.
• Due to limited clearance, the Security Chain Company
(SCC) Super Z6 low profile traction device or equivalent is recommended on P215/65R17, P225/60R18 or
P235/55R18 tires..
• For an All Wheel Drive vehicle, P235/55R19 tire with
the use of a traction device that meets the SAE type
“Class S” specification is recommended.
WARNING!
Using tires of different size and type (M+S, Snow)
between front and rear axles can cause unpredictable
handling. You could lose control and have a collision.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the
following precautions:
• Because of restricted traction device clearance between tires and other suspension components, it is
important that only traction devices in good condition are used. Broken devices can cause serious
damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if noise
occurs that could indicate device breakage. Remove
the damaged parts of the device before further use.
• Install device as tightly as possible and then retighten after driving about ½ mile (0.8 km).
• Do not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large
bumps, especially with a loaded vehicle.
• Do not drive for prolonged period on dry pavement.
(Continued)
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Observe the traction device manufacturer’s instructions on the method of installation, operating
speed, and conditions for use. Always use the
suggested operating speed of the device manufacturer’s if it is less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Do not use traction devices on a compact spare tire.
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type
tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
mud, snow, and wet traction levels, and contribute to a
smooth, quiet ride.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals. Remember, more frequent rotation is permissible if desired. Also, correct for anything
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
causing rapid or unusual wear prior to performing the
The tires on the front and rear of your vehicle operate at tire rotation.
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates.
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Tire Rotation — Same tire size on front and rear
axle
Tire Rotation — Different tire size on front and
rear axle
The suggested rotation method for vehicles equipped The suggested rotation method is the “side-to-side” as
with all season tires is the “forward-cross” as shown in shown in the following diagram. This method is required
due to different size tires on the front and rear of the vehicle.
the following diagram.
Tire Rotation
Tire Rotation
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also increase as the vehicle is driven - this is normal and
there should be no adjustment for this increased presThe Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the
sure.
driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recommended cold placard pressure.
The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
the tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about 1
limit for any reason, including low temperature effects
psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that when
and natural pressure loss through the tire.
the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure will
decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended
three hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a cold placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure warnthree hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must ing (Tire Pressure Monitoring [TPM] Telltale Light) illunot exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into minates, you must increase the tire pressure to the
the tire sidewall. Refer to “Tires – General Information” recommended cold placard pressure in order for the
in “Starting and Operating” for information on how to “TPM Telltale Light” to turn off. The system will autoproperly inflate the vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will matically update and the “TPM Telltale Light” will turn
off once the system receives the updated tire pressures.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
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The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes
above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive
this information.
For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
cold (parked for more than three hours) placard pressure
of 30 psi (207 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F
(20°C) and the measured tire pressure is 27 psi (186 kPa),
a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire
pressure to approximately 23 psi (158 kPa). This tire
pressure is sufficiently low enough to turn ON the “TPM
Telltale Light.” Driving the vehicle may cause the tire
pressure to rise to approximately 27 psi (186 kPa), but the
“TPM Telltale Light” will still be ON. In this situation, the
“TPM Telltale Light” will turn OFF only after the tires are
inflated to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure value.
CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using
replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Using aftermarket tire sealants may
cause the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
sensor to become inoperable. After using an aftermarket tire sealant it is recommended that you take
your vehicle to your local dealer to have your
sensor function checked.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure,
always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will
prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve
stem, which could damage the TPM sensor.
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• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure,
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
the tire.
and maintenance or to provide warning of a tire failure
Premium System
or condition.
NOTE:
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
while adjusting your tire pressure.
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to each
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes wheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire pressure
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. readings to the receiver module.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
stopping ability.
and to maintain the proper pressure.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain The TPMS consists of the following components:
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire pressure • Receiver module,
gauge, even if under-inflation has not reached the level
• Four TPM sensors,
to trigger illumination of the “TPM Telltale Light.”
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• Various TPMS messages, which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), and
• TPM Telltale Light
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The “TPM Telltale Light” will illuminate in the
instrument cluster and a chime will sound when
tire pressure is low in one or more of the four active road
tires. In addition, the EVIC will display a “LOW TIRE”
message and a graphic showing the pressure values of
each tire with the low tire pressure values flashing. An
Tire Pressure Monitor Display
⬙Inflate Tire to XX⬙ message will also be displayed in the
Should this occur, you should stop as soon as possible
EVIC display.
and inflate all of the tires with a low pressure condition
(those flashing in the EVIC graphic) to the vehicle’s
recommended cold placard pressure inflation value as
shown in the ⬙Inflate Tire to XX⬙ message. Once the
system receives the updated tire pressures, the system
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will automatically update, the graphic display in the
EVIC will stop flashing, and the “TPM Telltale Light” will
turn off. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20
minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS
to receive this information.
Service TPMS Warning
If a system fault is detected, the “TPM Telltale Light” will
flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
The system fault will also sound a chime. In addition, the
EVIC will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message
for a minimum of five seconds and then display dashes (Tire Pressure Monitor Display
-) in place of the pressure value to indicate which sensor
is not being received.
If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
no longer exists, the “TPM Telltale Light” will no longer
flash, and the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message will no
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longer display, and a pressure value will display in place message is then followed with a graphic display with
of the dashes. A system fault can occur due to any of the pressure values still shown. This indicates that the pressure values are still being received from the TPM sensors
following:
but they may not be located in the correct vehicle
1. Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving
position. The system still needs to be serviced as long as
next to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as
the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message is displayed.
the TPM sensors.
Vehicles with Compact Spare
2. Installing aftermarket window tinting that contains
materials that may block radio wave signals.
1. The compact spare tire does not have a TPM sensor.
Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the pressure in
3. Accumulation of snow or ice around the wheels or
the compact spare tire.
wheel housings.
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, the
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
“TPM Telltale Light” will remain ON and a chime will
The EVIC will also display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
sound. In addition, the graphic in the EVIC will still
message for a minimum of five seconds when a system
display a flashing pressure value and the ⬙Inflate Tire
fault related to an incorrect sensor location fault is
to XX⬙ message.
detected. In this case, the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
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low-pressure warning limit in any of the four active
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
road tires. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
15 mph (24 km/h), the “TPM Telltale Light” will flash
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the
on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. In
TPMS to receive this information.
addition, the EVIC will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM
SYSTEM⬙ message for a minimum of five seconds and
General Information
then display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
4. For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
sound, the “TPM Telltale Light” will flash on and off following conditions:
for 75 seconds and then remain on solid, and the EVIC
will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for a • This device may not cause harmful interference.
minimum of five seconds and then display dashes (- -) • This device must accept any interference received,
in place of the pressure value.
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare, The TPM sensors are regulated under one of the followthe TPMS will update automatically. In addition, the ing licenses:
“TPM Telltale Light” will turn OFF and the graphic in
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the EVIC will display a new pressure value instead of United States
dashes (- -), as long as no tire pressure is below the Canada
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Over 40 auto manufacturers worldwide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the World6.4L Engine
wide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
The 6.4L engine is designed to meet all and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recomemissions regulations and provide excel- mends the use of gasolines that meet the WWFC specilent fuel economy and performance when fications if they are available.
using high-quality premium unleaded
Reformulated Gasoline
gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
higher.
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline”.
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates and are speyour engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
cifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and imhigh speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
prove air quality.
required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such
as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experi- The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasoence these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline lines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and
before considering service for the vehicle.
fuel system components.
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
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Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxy- Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFV) are compatible with gasogenates such as Ethanol. Fuels blended with oxygenates line containing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher
may be used in your vehicle.
ethanol content may void the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
CAUTION!
DO NOT use gasoline containing Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol. Use of these
blends may result in starting and drivability problems, damage critical fuel system components, cause
emissions to exceed the applicable standard, and/or
cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light” to illuminate. Pump labels should clearly communicate if a
fuel contains greater than 10% Ethanol.
Problems that result from using gasoline containing
Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol
are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may
not be covered under New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms:
• Operate in a lean mode.
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on.
• Poor engine performance.
• Poor cold start and cold drivability.
• Increased risk for fuel system component corrosion.
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To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
E-85 perform the following:
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
• Drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer).
the gasoline contains MMT. MMT is prohibited in Federal
and California reformulated gasoline.
• Change the engine oil and oil filter.
• Disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the Materials Added To Fuel
engine controller memory.
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to contain
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged effective detergent additives. Use of additional detergents
or other additives is not needed under normal conditions
exposure to E-85 fuel.
and they would result in additional cost. Therefore, you
MMT In Gasoline
should not have to add anything to the fuel.
MMT (Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl)
is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
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Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION! (Continued)
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance and damage the emissions control system.
• An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune
or malfunctioning and may require immediate service. Contact your authorized dealer for service
assistance.
(Continued)
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being
sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended.
Most of these products contain high concentrations
of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such
fuels or additives is not the responsibility of the
manufacturer.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control
system can result in civil penalties being assessed against
you.
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Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can
kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as
a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the
vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine
running for more than a short period, adjust the
ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into
the vehicle.
(Continued)
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every
time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal
conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive
with all side windows fully open.
ADDING FUEL
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door on the
left side of the vehicle. Use a finger to pull open the door.
If the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure the replacement
cap is for use with this vehicle.
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CAUTION!
Fuel Fill Cap
NOTE: When removing the fuel filler cap, lay the cap
tether in the hook, located on the fuel filler door.
• Damage to the fuel system or emissions control
system could result from using an improper fuel
tank filler tube cap (gas cap).
• A poorly fitting gas cap could let impurities into
the fuel system.
• A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to turn on.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling. When the fuel
nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank is full.
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WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the
vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the tank is
being filled.
• Never add fuel to the vehicle when the engine is
running.
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on
the ground while filling.
NOTE:
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank
is full.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
“Check Gascap” message will display in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). If this occurs, tighten
the fuel filler cap properly and press the TRIP ODOMETER button to turn off the message. If the problem
continues, the message will appear the next time the
vehicle is started.
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap
• Tighten the gas cap until you hear a “clicking” sound. may also turn on the MIL. Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic
This is an indication that the gas cap is tightened System” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further inforproperly. The MIL in the instrument cluster may turn on mation.
if the gas cap is not secured properly. Make sure that the
gas cap is tightened each time the vehicle is refueled.
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VEHICLE LOADING
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The load carrying capacity of your vehicle is shown on the • Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) front
“Vehicle Certification Label”. This information should be
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) rear
used for passenger and luggage loading as indicated.
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Do not exceed the specified Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
• Type of Vehicle
(GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
Vehicle Certification Label
• Month Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH)
Your vehicle has a Vehicle Certification Label affixed to The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the VIN.
the drivers side B-Pillar or the rear of the driver’s door. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The label contains the following information:
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total load
• Name of manufacturer
must be limited so that you do not exceed the GVWR.
• Month and year of manufacture
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Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
Overloading
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR.
The load carrying components (axle, springs, tires,
wheels, etc.) of your vehicle will provide satisfactory
service as long as you do not exceed the GVWR and the
front and rear GAWR.
WARNING!
Because the front wheels steer the vehicle, it is
important that you do not exceed the maximum front
or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition can
result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have a collision.
The best way to figure out the total weight of your vehicle
is to weigh it when it is fully loaded and ready for
operation. Weigh it on a commercial scale to ensure that it is
not over the GVWR.
Figure out the weight on the front and rear of the vehicle
separately. It is important that you distribute the load
evenly over the front and rear axles.
Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and
shorten useful service life. Heavier axles or suspension
components do not necessarily increase the vehicle’s
GVWR.
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NOTE: Refer to the “Vehicle Certification Label” affixed
to the rear of the driver’s door for your vehicle’s GVWR
To load your vehicle properly, first figure out its empty
weight, axle-by-axle and side-by-side. Store heavier items and GAWRs.
down low and be sure you distribute their weight as TRAILER TOWING
evenly as possible. Stow all loose items securely before
driving. If weighing the loaded vehicle shows that you Trailer towing with this vehicle is not recommended.
have exceeded either GAWR, but the total load is within
the specified GVWR, you must redistribute the weight.
Improper weight distribution can have an adverse effect
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
the brakes operate.
Loading
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Dolly Tow
On Trailer
Wheels OFF The
Ground
None
Front
Rear
All
Manual Transmission
• Transmission in
NEUTRAL
• 65 mph (105 km/h)
maximum speed
Not Recommended
Not Recommended
OK
Automatic Transmission
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
Not Recommended
OK
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Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
Recreational towing (with rear wheels on the ground) is
NOT ALLOWED. The only acceptable method for towing this vehicle (behind another vehicle) is on a vehicle
trailer with all four wheels OFF the ground.
Use of a towing dolly (with rear wheels on the ground) is
NOT ALLOWED, as severe transmission damage will
occur. Use of a towing dolly (with front wheels on the
ground) is not recommended, as vehicle damage may
occur.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Manual Transmission — If Equipped
Vehicles with a manual transmission may be flat towed
(with all four wheels on the ground) under the following
conditions:
• The transmission must be in NEUTRAL.
• The towing speed must not exceed 65 mph (105 km/h).
• There is no limitation on towing distance.
Manual transmission vehicles may also be towed using a
vehicle trailer (with all four wheels off the ground).
Use of a towing dolly is not recommended, as vehicle
damage may occur.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe engine and/or transmission
damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered
under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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CONTENTS
䡵 HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS . . . . . . . . . . .384 䡵 JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .397
䡵 IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . .384
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .398
䡵 WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .399
▫ Torque Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
䡵 TIREFIT KIT — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . .387
▫ TIREFIT Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .388
▫ TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation . . . . .388
▫ TIREFIT Usage Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389
▫ Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392
䡵 FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . .401
䡵 SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
䡵 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . .405
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flashers
may wear down your battery.
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located in the
switch bank near the bottom center of the instrument IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
panel.
In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning potential for overheating by taking the appropriate acflasher. When the switch is activated, all direc- tion.
tional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
• On the highways — slow down.
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
• In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission
turn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
in NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.
This is an emergency warning system and it should not
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for an impending overheat condition:
other motorists.
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate even
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
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• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
from the engine cooling system.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads 240°F
(116°C) or greater pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle
the vehicle with the air conditioner turned off until
the pointer drops back into the normal range 200–
230°F (93–110°C). If the pointer remains at 240°F
(116°C) or greater and you hear a chime, turn the
engine off immediately and call for service.
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
Proper lug nut/bolt torque is very important to ensure
that the wheel is properly mounted to the vehicle. Any
time a wheel has been removed and reinstalled on the
vehicle the lug nuts/bolts should be torqued using a
properly calibrated torque wrench.
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Torque Specifications
Lug Nut/Bolt Torque
**Lug Nut/
Bolt Size
130 Ft-Lbs (176 N·m)
M14 x 1.50
Lug Nut/
Bolt Socket
Size
22 mm
**Use only Chrysler recommended lug nuts/bolts and
clean or remove any dirt or oil before tightening.
Inspect the wheel mounting surface prior to mounting
the tire and remove any corrosion or loose particles.
Wheel Mounting Surface
Tighten the lug nuts/bolts in a star pattern until each
nut/bolt has been tightened twice.
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After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut/bolt torque to be
sure that all the lug nuts/bolts are properly seated
against the wheel.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
TIREFIT KIT — IF EQUIPPED
Small punctures up to ¼” (6 mm) in the tire tread can be
sealed with TIREFIT. Foreign objects (e.g., screws or
nails) should not be removed from the tire. TIREFIT can
be used in outside temperatures down to approximately
-4°F (-20°C).
Torque Patterns
This kit will provide a temporary tire seal, allowing you
to drive your vehicle up to 100 miles (160 km) with a
maximum speed of 55 mph (90 km/h).
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TIREFIT Storage
TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation
The TIREFIT kit is located in the trunk.
TIREFIT Components
TIREFIT Location
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Sealant Bottle
Deflation Button
Pressure Gauge
Power Button
5
6
7
8
— Mode Select Knob
— Sealant Hose (Clear)
— Air Pump Hose (Black)
— Power Plug (located on bottom
side of TIREFIT Kit)
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Using The Mode Select Knob And Hoses
Your TIREFIT kit is equipped with the following symbols
to indicate the air or sealant mode.
Selecting Air Mode
Using The Power Button
Push and release the Power Button (4) once to
turn On the TIREFIT kit. Push and release the
Power Button (4) again to turn Off the TIREFIT
kit.
Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and turn to
this position for air pump operation only. Use Using The Deflation Button
the Black Air Pump Hose (7) when selecting
Press the Deflation Button (2) to reduce the air
this mode.
pressure in the tire if it becomes over-inflated.
Selecting Sealant Mode
Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and TIREFIT Usage Precautions
turn to this position to inject the TIRE- • Replace the TIREFIT Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant
FIT Sealant and to inflate the tire. Use
Hose (6) prior to the expiration date (printed at the
the Sealant Hose (clear hose) (6) when
lower right hand corner on the bottle label) to assure
selecting this mode.
optimum operation of the system. Refer to “Sealing a
Tire with TIREFIT” section (F) “Sealant Bottle and
Hose Replacement”.
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the vehicle or tire and wheel components. Once the
sealant dries, it can easily be peeled off and properly
discarded.
• For optimum performance, make sure the valve stem
on the wheel is free of debris before connecting the
TIREFIT kit.
• You can use the TIREFIT air pump to inflate bicycle
tires. The kit also comes with two needles, located in
the Accessory Storage Compartment (on the bottom of
the air pump) for inflating sport balls, rafts, or similar
inflatable items. However, use only the Air Pump Hose
TIREFIT Expiration Date Location
(7) and make sure the Mode Select Knob (5) is in the
• The Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6) are a one
Air Mode when inflating such items to avoid injecting
tire application use and need to be replaced after each
sealant into them. The TIREFIT Sealant is only inuse. Always replace these components immediately at
tended to seal punctures less than ¼” (6 mm) diameter
your original equipment vehicle dealer.
in the tread of your vehicle.
• When the TIREFIT sealant is in a liquid form, clean • Do not lift or carry the TIREFIT kit by the hoses.
water, and a damp cloth will remove the material from
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not attempt to seal a tire on the side of the vehicle
closest to traffic. Pull far enough off the road to avoid
the danger of being hit when using the TIREFIT kit.
• Do not use TIREFIT or drive the vehicle under the
following circumstances:
– If the puncture in the tire tread is approximately
1/4” (6 mm) or larger.
– If the tire has any sidewall damage.
– If the tire has any damage from driving with
extremely low tire pressure.
– If the tire has any damage from driving on a flat
tire.
– If the wheel has any damage.
– If you are unsure of the condition of the tire or
the wheel.
• Keep TIREFIT away from open flames or heat
source.
• A loose TIREFIT kit thrown forward in a collision
or hard stop could endanger the occupants of the
vehicle. Always stow the TIREFIT kit in the place
provided. Failure to follow these warnings can
result in injuries that are serious or fatal to you,
your passengers, and others around you.
• Take care not to allow the contents of TIREFIT to
come in contact with hair, eyes, or clothing. TIREFIT is harmful if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed
through the skin. It causes skin, eye, and respiratory irritation. Flush immediately with plenty of
water if there is any contact with eyes or skin.
Change clothing as soon as possible, if there is any
contact with clothing.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• TIREFIT Sealant solution contains latex. In case of an
allergic reaction or rash, consult a physician immediately. Keep TIREFIT out of reach of children. If
swallowed, rinse mouth immediately with plenty of
water and drink plenty of water. Do not induce
vomiting! Consult a physician immediately.
Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT
(A) Whenever You Stop To Use TIREFIT:
the sealant into the deflated tire and running the air
pump. Move the vehicle as necessary to place the valve
stem in this position before proceeding.
3. Place the transmission in PARK (auto transmission) or in
Gear (manual transmission) and turn Off the ignition.
4. Set the parking brake.
(B) Setting Up To Use TIREFIT:
1. Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and turn to the
Sealant Mode position.
1. Pull over to a safe location and turn on the vehicle’s 2. Uncoil the Sealant Hose (6) and then remove the cap
from the fitting at the end of the hose.
Hazard Warning flashers.
2. Verify that the valve stem (on the wheel with the deflated 3. Place the TIREFIT kit flat on the ground next to the
tire) is in a position that is near to the ground. This will
deflated tire.
allow the TIREFIT Hoses (6) and (7) to reach the valve
4. Remove the cap from the valve stem and then screw
stem and keep the TIREFIT kit flat on the ground. This
the fitting at the end of the Sealant Hose (6) onto the
will provide the best positioning of the kit when injecting
valve stem.
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5. Uncoil the Power Plug (8) and insert the plug into the If the sealant (white fluid) does not flow within 0 – 10
vehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet.
seconds through the Sealant Hose (6):
NOTE: Do not remove foreign objects (e.g., screws or 1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn Off the TIREFIT kit.
nails) from the tire.
Disconnect the Sealant Hose (6) from the valve stem.
Make sure the valve stem is free of debris. Reconnect
(C) Injecting TIREFIT Sealant Into The Deflated
the Sealant Hose (6) to the valve stem. Check that the
Tire:
Mode Select Knob (5) is in the Sealant Mode position
• Always start the engine before turning ON the TIREand not Air Mode. Press the Power Button (4) to turn
FIT kit.
On the TIREFIT kit.
NOTE: Manual transmission vehicles must have the 2. Connect the Power Plug (8) to a different 12 Volt
parking brake engaged and the shift lever in NEUTRAL.
power outlet in your vehicle or another vehicle, if
available. Make sure the engine is running before
• After pressing the Power Button (4), the sealant (white
turning ON the TIREFIT kit.
fluid) will flow from the Sealant Bottle (1) through the
Sealant Hose (6) and into the tire.
3. The Sealant Bottle (1) may be empty due to previous
use. Call for assistance.
NOTE: Sealant may leak out through the puncture in the
tire.
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NOTE: If the Mode Select Knob (5) is on Air Mode and If the tire does not inflate to at least 26 psi (1.8 Bar)
the pump is operating, air will dispense from the Air pressure within 15 minutes:
Pump Hose (7) only, not the Sealant Hose (6).
• The tire is too badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive
the vehicle further. Call for assistance.
If the sealant (white fluid) does flow through the
Sealant Hose (6):
NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the Defla1. Continue to operate the pump until sealant is no tion Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recomlonger flowing through hose (typically takes 30 - 70 mended inflation pressure before continuing.
seconds). As the sealant flows through the Sealant
If the tire inflates to the recommended pressure or is at
Hose (6), the Pressure Gauge (3) can read as high as 70
least 26 psi (1.8 Bar) pressure within 15 minutes:
psi (5 Bar). The Pressure Gauge (3) will decrease
quickly from approximately 70 psi (5 Bar) to the actual 1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn off the TIREFIT kit.
tire pressure when the Sealant Bottle (1) is empty.
2. Remove the Speed Limit sticker from the top of the
Sealant Bottle (1) and place the sticker on the instrument
2. The pump will start to inject air into the tire immedipanel.
ately after the Sealant Bottle (1) is empty. Continue to
operate the pump and inflate the tire to the pressure 3. Immediately disconnect the Sealant Hose (6) from the
indicated on the tire pressure label on the driver-side
valve stem, reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end of
latch pillar (recommended pressure). Check the tire
pressure by looking at the Pressure Gauge (3).
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the hose, and place the TIREFIT kit in the vehicle storage
location. Quickly proceed to (D) “Drive Vehicle.”
CAUTION!
• The metal end fitting from Power Plug (8) may get
hot after use, so it should be handled carefully.
• Failure to reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end
of the Sealant Hose (6) can result in sealant contacting your skin, clothing, and the vehicle’s interior. It can also result in sealant contacting internal
TIREFIT kit components which may cause permanent damage to the kit.
(D) Drive Vehicle:
WARNING!
TIREFIT is not a permanent flat tire repair. Have the
tire inspected and repaired or replaced after using
TIREFIT. Do not exceed 55 mph (90 km/h) until the
tire is repaired or replaced. Failure to follow this
warning can result in injuries that are serious or fatal
to you, your passengers, and others around you.
(E) After Driving:
Pull over to a safe location. Refer to “Whenever You Stop
to Use TIREFIT” before continuing.
1. Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and turn to the Air
Mode position.
Immediately after injecting sealant and inflating the tire,
2. Uncoil the power plug and insert the plug into the
drive the vehicle 5 miles (8 km) or 10 minutes to ensure
vehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet.
distribution of the TIREFIT Sealant within the tire. Do not
exceed 55 mph (90 km/h).
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3. Uncoil the Air Pump Hose (7) (black in color) and 2. Disconnect the TIREFIT kit from the valve stem,
screw the fitting at the end of hose (7) onto the valve
reinstall the cap on the valve stem and unplug from 12
Volt outlet.
stem.
4. Check the pressure in the tire by reading the Pressure 3. Place the TIREFIT kit in its proper storage area in the
Gauge (3).
vehicle.
4. Have the tire inspected and repaired or replaced at the
earliest opportunity at an authorized dealer or tire
The tire is too badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive
service center.
the vehicle further. Call for assistance.
5. Replace the Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6)
If the tire pressure is 19 psi (1.3 Bar) or higher:
assembly at your authorized dealer as soon as pos1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn on TIREFIT and
sible. Refer to (F) “Sealant Bottle and Hose Replacement”.
inflate the tire to the pressure indicated on the tire and
loading information label on the driver-side door
NOTE: When having the tire serviced, advise the authoopening.
rized dealer or service center that the tire has been sealed
NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the Defla- using the TIREFIT service kit.
tion Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recommended inflation pressure before continuing.
If tire pressure is less than 19 psi (1.3 Bar):
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(F) Sealant Bottle And Hose Replacement:
1. Uncoil the Sealant Hose (6) (clear in color).
6. Verify that the cap is installed on the fitting at the end
of the Sealant Hose (6) and return the hose to its
storage area (located on the bottom of the air pump).
2. Locate the round Sealant Bottle release button in the
7. Return the TIREFIT kit to its storage location in the
recessed area under the sealant bottle.
vehicle.
3. Press the Sealant Bottle release button. The Sealant
Bottle (1) will pop up. Remove the bottle and dispose JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
of it accordingly.
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jump4. Clean any remaining sealant from the TIREFIT hous- started using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster
ing.
pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
5. Position the new Sealant Bottle (1) in the housing so so please follow the procedures in this section carefully.
that the Sealant Hose (6) aligns with the hose slot in
the front of the housing. Press the bottle into the NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack
housing. An audible click will be heard indicating the follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
precautions.
bottle is locked into place.
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CAUTION!
Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any
other booster source with a system voltage greater
than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor,
alternator or electrical system may occur.
WARNING!
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen.
It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
Preparations For Jump-Start
Remote Battery Posts Locations
The battery is stored under an access cover in the trunk. 1 — Remote Positive (+) Post
Remote battery posts are located on the right side of the 2 — Remote Negative (-) Post
engine compartment for jump-starting.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 399
WARNING!
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the
ignition switch is ON. You can be injured by
moving fan blades.
• Remove any metal jewelry such as rings, watch
bands and bracelets that could make an inadvertent
electrical contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your
skin or eyes and generate hydrogen gas which is
flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or
sparks away from the battery.
1. Set the parking brake, shift into PARK (automatic
transmission) or 1st gear (manual transmission) and
turn the ignition to LOCK.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
3. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park
the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the
parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
WARNING!
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
Jump-Starting Procedure
WARNING!
Failure to follow this jump-starting procedure could
result in personal injury or property damage due to
battery explosion.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
Do not connect the jumper cable to the negative (-) post
of the discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark
could cause the battery to explode and could result in
personal injury. Only use the specific ground point, do
not use any other exposed metal parts.
Connecting The Jumper Cables
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the 5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
remote positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then
start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
battery.
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the 6. Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables
in the reverse sequence:
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable to the remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with
the discharged battery.
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Disconnecting The Jumper Cables
1. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
2. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable
from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
3. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
CAUTION!
Accessories plugged into the vehicle power outlets
draw power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not
in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged
in long enough without engine operation, the vehicle’s
battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery
life and/or prevent the engine from starting.
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
4. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand, or snow, it can
from the remote positive (+) post of the discharged often be moved using a rocking motion. Turn the steering
vehicle.
wheel right and left to clear the area around the front
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle wheels. Then shift back and forth between DRIVE and
you should have the battery and charging system in- REVERSE (with automatic transmission) or FIRST GEAR
and REVERSE (with manual transmission), while gently
spected at your authorized dealer.
pressing the accelerator. Use the least amount of accelerator
pedal pressure that will maintain the rocking motion,
without spinning the wheels or racing the engine.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead to
transmission overheating and failure. Allow the engine to idle with the transmission in NEUTRAL for at
least one minute after every five rocking-motion
cycles. This will minimize overheating and reduce
the risk of clutch or transmission failure during
prolonged efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between DRIVE and REVERSE (with automatic
transmission) or FIRST GEAR and REVERSE (with
manual transmission), do not spin the wheels
faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain damage
may result.
• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast
may lead to transmission overheating and failure.
It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels
above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no transmission shifting occurring).
NOTE: Press the ⬙ESC Off⬙ switch, to place the Electronic
Stability Control (ESC) system in ⬙Partial Off⬙ mode,
before rocking the vehicle. Refer to “Electronic Brake
Control” in “Starting And Operating” for further information. Once the vehicle has been freed, press the ⬙ESC
Off⬙ switch again to restore ⬙ESC On⬙ mode.
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WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause damage, or
even failure, of the axle and tires. A tire could
explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for
longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping when you are stuck and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be
moved out of the PARK position, you can use the
following procedure to temporarily move the shift lever:
1. Turn the engine OFF.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
3. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, remove the
shift lever override access cover (located to the right of
the shift lever).
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4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal. 6. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
5. Insert the screwdriver or similar tool into the access hole, 7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
and push and hold the override release lever down.
8. Reinstall the shift lever override access cover.
Shift Lever Override Access Cover
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 405
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
This section describes procedures for towing a disabled vehicle using a commercial wrecker service.
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Wheel Lift or Dolly Tow
Flatbed
Wheels OFF The
Ground
NONE
Front
Rear
ALL
AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION
If transmission is
operable:
• Transmission in
NEUTRAL
• 30 mph (48 km/h) max
speed
• 15 miles (24 km) max
distance
NOT ALLOWED
NOT RECOMMENDED
BEST METHOD
MANUAL
TRANSMISSION
If transmission is
operable:
• Transmission in
NEUTRAL
• 65 mph (105 km/h)
max speed
NOT RECOMMENDED
NOT RECOMMENDED
BEST METHOD
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Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent
damage to your vehicle. Use only tow bars and other
equipment designed for this purpose, following equipment manufacturer’s instructions. Use of safety chains is
mandatory. Attach a tow bar or other towing device to
main structural members of the vehicle, not to bumpers
or associated brackets. State and local laws regarding
vehicles under tow must be observed.
If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.)
while being towed, the ignition must be in the ON/RUN
position, not the ACC position.
CAUTION!
• Do not use sling type equipment when towing.
When securing the vehicle to a flatbed truck, do not
attach to front or rear suspension components.
Damage to your vehicle may result from improper
towing.
• The manufacturer does not recommend towing this
vehicle using a tow dolly. Vehicle damage may
occur.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 407
Automatic Transmission
The manufacturer recommends towing your vehicle with
all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
If flatbed equipment is not available, and the transmission is operable, the vehicle may be flat towed (with all
four wheels on the ground) under the following condiIf the key fob is unavailable, or the vehicle’s battery is
tions:
discharged, see “Shift Lever Override” in this section for
• The transmission must be in NEUTRAL.
instructions on shifting the automatic transmission out of
• The towing distance must not exceed 15 miles (24 km). PARK for towing.
• The towing speed must not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
If the transmission is not operable, or the vehicle must
be towed faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or farther than 15
miles (24 km), then the only acceptable method of
towing is with a flatbed truck.
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Manual Transmission
The manufacturer recommends towing your vehicle with
all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
If flatbed equipment is not available, and the transmission is operable, the vehicle may be flat towed (with all
four wheels on the ground) under the following conditions:
• The transmission must be in NEUTRAL.
• The towing speed must not exceed 65 mph
(105 km/h).
• There is no limitation on towing distance.
If the transmission is not operable, then the only acceptable method of towing is with a flatbed truck.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe engine and/or transmission
damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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CONTENTS
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 6.4L (392 HEMI) . . .411
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
䡵 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II . .412
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .419
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
䡵 EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .424
䡵 REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
䡵 DEALER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
䡵 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .415
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .424
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .428
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .434
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▫ Clutch Hydraulic System (Manual Transmission)
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437
▫ Manual Transmission — If Equipped . . . . . . .437
▫ Automatic Transmission — If Equipped . . . . .438
▫ Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
䡵 FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .446
▫ Integrated Power Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
▫ Rear Power Distribution Center . . . . . . . . . . .450
䡵 VEHICLE STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
䡵 REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
䡵 BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456
▫ Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp,
Park/Turn Lamp — Models with Halogen
Headlamps — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456
▫ Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, and
Park/Turn Lamp — Models with High Intensity
Discharge (HID) Headlamps — If Equipped. . .456
▫ Front/Rear Side Marker Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . .457
▫ Tail/Turn And Stop Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .458
▫ Center Tail/Backup Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .460
▫ Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL) . .460
▫ License Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .460
䡵 FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
䡵 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS . .463
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 6.4L (392 HEMI)
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3
4
5
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Remote Jump Start (Positive Battery Post)
Engine Oil Dipstick
Engine Oil Fill
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Engine Coolant Reservoir
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7
8
9
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
— Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
— Washer Fluid Reservoir
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ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard
diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light” (MIL). It
will also store diagnostic codes and other information to
assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
soon as possible.
CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emission control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and driveability.
The vehicle must be serviced before any emissions
tests can be performed.
• If the MIL is flashing while the engine is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
”gASCAP” message will display in the odometer or a
“Check Gascap” message will display in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) (if equipped). If this
occurs, tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the
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Trip Odometer button to turn off the message. If the Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
problem continues, the message will appear the next time system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacethe vehicle is started.
ment. If the OBD II system should be determined not
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
may also turn on the MIL.
Your vehicle has a simple ignition key-actuated test,
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
PROGRAMS
check if your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass do the following:
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
1. Cycle the ignition switch to the ON position, but do
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
not crank or start the engine.
For states that require an Inspection and Mainte- NOTE: If you crank or start the engine, you will have to
nance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction
start this test over.
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II 2. As soon as you cycle the ignition switch to the ON
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part
system is ready for testing.
of a normal bulb check.
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3. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
happen:
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
• The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your
running.
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
not proceed to the I/M station.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
• The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the
engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
Use of genuine MOPAR® parts for normal/scheduled
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to ensure
the designed performance. Damage or failures caused by
the use of non-MOPAR® parts for maintenance and repairs
will not be covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
DEALER SERVICE
Your authorized dealer has the qualified service personnel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service
operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are
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available which include detailed service information for MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
attempting any procedure yourself.
services determined by the engineers who designed your
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control vehicle.
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
penalties being assessed against you.
“Maintenance Schedule”, there are other components
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
which may require servicing or replacement in the future.
CAUTION!
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized dealer or qualified
repair center.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of your
vehicle and also allow extended maintenance intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these components as the chemicals can damage your engine,
transmission, power steering or air conditioning.
Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. If a flush is needed because of
component malfunction, use only the specified
fluid for the flushing procedure.
Engine Oil
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a
fully warmed engine is shut off.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain
the oil level in the “SAFE” range. Adding 1.0 qt (1.0 L) of
oil when the reading is at the bottom of the “SAFE” range
will result in an oil level at the top of the “SAFE” range
on these engines.
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling will cause oil aeration or
loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine.
Checking Oil Level
Change Engine Oil
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
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NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change in- Engine Oil Viscosity
tervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or six months, Use Pennzoil Ultra™ 0W-40 engine or equivalent
whichever occurs first.
MOPAR® oil meeting the Chrysler Material Standard
MS-12633 for use in all operating temperatures.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only
recommends full synthetic engine oils that meet the
American Petroleum Institute (API) categories of SN.
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compartment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
The manufacturer recommends the use of a full synthetic
SAE 0W-40 engine oil or equivalent meeting the require- Synthetic Engine Oils
ments of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12633.
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recommended oil quality requirements are met, and the recomCAUTION!
mended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the are followed.
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Materials Added To Engine Oil
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
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the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
performance may be impaired by supplemental addi- quality filters should be used to assure most efficient
service. MOPAR® engine oil filters are a high quality oil
tives.
filter and are recommended.
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and Engine Air Cleaner Filter
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters, Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the maintenance intervals.
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
station or governmental agency for advice on how and
WARNING!
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can
your area.
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air
Engine Oil Filter
cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary for
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is near
at every engine oil change.
the engine compartment before starting the vehicle
with the air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.)
Engine Oil Filter Selection
removed. Failure to do so can result in serious personal
This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil injury.
filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
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Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR® engine air
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are recommended.
Maintenance-Free Battery
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
NOTE: The battery is stored under an access cover in the
trunk. Remote battery terminals are located in the engine
compartment for jump-starting. Refer to “Jump-Starting
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further
information.
Battery Location
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• 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
over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water.
• Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep
flame or sparks away from the battery. Do not use
a booster battery or any other booster source with
an output greater than 12 Volts. Do not allow cable
clamps to touch each other.
• Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
• The battery in this vehicle has a vent hose that
should not be disconnected and should only be
replaced with a battery of the same type (vented).
• It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post and the negative cable is attached to
the negative post. Battery posts are marked positive
(+) and negative (-) and are identified on the
battery case. Cable clamps should be tight on the
terminal posts and free of corrosion.
• If a “fast charger” is used while the battery is in the
vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables before connecting the charger to the battery. Do not
use a “fast charger” to provide starting voltage.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner should
be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer at the start
of each warm season. This service should include cleaning
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of the condenser fins and a performance test. Drive belt
tension should also be checked at this time.
WARNING!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause the
system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Warranty Information Book, located on the DVD,
for further warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced technician.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning
system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R134a — If
Equipped
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental
Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by authorized dealer or other
service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
PAG compressor oil, and refrigerants.
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Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling HFO 1234yf
— If Equipped
1. Remove the access door in the cowl screen by pressing
the retaining clips.
HFO 1234yf Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product
with a low GWP (Global Warming Potential). However,
the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning service be performed by authorized dealer or other service
facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
PAG compressor oil, and refrigerants.
A/C Air Filter
The filter is located in the fresh air inlet under the hood,
behind a removable panel in the cowl on the passenger
side of the vehicle, next to the windshield wipers. When
installing a new filter, ensure its proper orientation.
Access Door
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2. Unsnap both ends and lift the filter access cover.
A/C Air Filter
Filter Access Cover
3. Remove the used filter.
5. Close the filter access cover.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
4. Install the new filter with arrows pointing in the maintenance intervals.
direction of airflow, which is toward the rear of the
vehicle (text and arrows on the filter will indicate this).
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Body Lubrication
Windshield Wiper Blades
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubricated periodically with a lithium based grease, such as
MOPAR® Spray White Lube to assure quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and wear. Prior to the
application of any lubricant, the parts concerned should
be wiped clean to remove dust and grit; after lubricating
excess oil and grease should be removed. Particular
attention should also be given to hood latching components to ensure proper function. When performing other
underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism
and safety catch should be cleaned and lubricated.
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a
mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove accumulations of salt or road film.
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
from a dry windshield.
Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with
petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies depending
on
geographical area and frequency of use. Poor perforThe external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
mance
of blades may be present with chattering, marks,
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small
water
lines
or wet spots. If any of these conditions are
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR®
present,
clean
the wiper blades or replace as necessary.
Lock Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder.
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The fluid reservoir will hold nearly 1 gal (4 l) of washer
fluid when the message “Low Washer Fluid” appears in
The windshield washer fluid reservoir is located in the
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC).
front of the engine compartment. Be sure to check the
fluid level in the reservoir at regular intervals. Fill the
WARNING!
reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not radiator
antifreeze) and operate the system for a few seconds to Commercially available windshield washer solvents
flush out the residual water.
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
Adding Washer Fluid
When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, apply some
washer fluid to a cloth or towel and wipe the wiper
blades clean. This will help blade performance.
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
containers.
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
Exhaust System
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into the
vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
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have an authorized technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
into the passenger compartment. In addition, have the
exhaust system inspected each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
WARNING! (Continued)
• A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park
over materials that can burn. Such materials might
be grass or leaves coming into contact with your
exhaust system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas where your exhaust system can contact anything that can burn.
WARNING!
• Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain
carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and
odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious
and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing
CO, refer to “Safety Tips/Exhaust Gas” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further
information.
CAUTION!
• The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the
effectiveness of the catalyst as an emissions control
device and may seriously reduce engine performance and cause serious damage to the engine.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition.
In the event of engine malfunction, particularly
involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of
performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly.
Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and
vehicle.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damage:
Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is im- • Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
portant to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
motion.
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
damage.
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
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• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
Cooling System
WARNING!
• When working near the radiator cooling fan,
disconnect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition
switch to the LOCK position (OFF position for
Keyless Enter-N-Go™). The fan is temperature
controlled and can start at any time the ignition
switch is in the ON position (RUN position for
Keyless Enter-N-Go™).
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had
time to cool. Never try to open a cooling system
pressure cap when the radiator is hot.
Coolant Checks
Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12
months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable).If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty, the
system should be drained, flushed, and refilled with
fresh OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106) by an
authorized dealer. Check the front of the A/C condenser
for any accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by
gently spraying water from a garden hose vertically
down the face of the condenser.
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Check the coolant recovery bottle tubing for brittle rub- Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
ber, cracking, tears, cuts, and tightness of the connection maintenance intervals.
at the bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire system for
NOTE: Some vehicles require special tools to add coolant
leaks.
properly. Failure to fill these systems properly could lead
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but to severe internal engine damage. If any coolant is
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for needed to be added to the system please contact your
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of local authorized dealer.
coolant from the radiator drain cock. If the cap is sealing
Selection Of Coolant
properly, the engine coolant (antifreeze) will begin to
drain from the coolant recovery bottle. DO NOT RE- Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
MOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE CAP WHEN THE “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
Cooling System — Drain, Flush And Refill
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains
visible sediment, have an authorized dealer clean and
flush with OAT coolant (antifreeze) (conforming to MS12106).
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
specified Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze), may result in engine
damage and may decrease corrosion protection.
Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant is different and should not be mixed with
Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant (antifreeze) or any “globally compatible” coolant (antifreeze). If a non-OAT engine
coolant (antifreeze) is introduced into the cooling
system in an emergency, the cooling system will
need to be drained, flushed, and refilled with fresh
OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106), by an
authorized dealer as soon as possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional
rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not
be compatible with the radiator engine coolant and
may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze).
Use of propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
(Continued)
Adding Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS-12106) that
allows extended maintenance intervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up to ten years or 150,000
miles (240,000 km) before replacement. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance period, it is important that
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you use the same engine coolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS-12106) throughout the life of your vehicle.
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
engine cooling system.
Please review these recommendations for using Organic
Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze) Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to mainthat meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Stan- tain the proper level of protection against freezing acdard MS-12106. When adding engine coolant (antifreeze): cording to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
• We recommend using MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive NOTE:
Technology) that meets the requirements of Chrysler
• Some vehicles require special tools to add coolant
Material Standard MS-12106.
properly. Failure to fill these systems properly could
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
lead to severe internal engine damage. If any coolant is
needed to be added to the system please contact your
that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Stanlocal authorized dealer.
dard MS-12106 and distilled water. Use higher concentrations (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below
• Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not recom−34° F (−37° C) are anticipated.
mended and can result in cooling system damage. If
HOAT and OAT coolant are mixed in an emergency, have
• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deiona authorized dealer drain, flush, and refill with OAT
ized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
coolant (conforming to MS-12106) as soon as possible.
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432 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
coolant (antifreeze), and to ensure that engine coolant
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
recovery tank.
The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
WARNING!
• The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on the
cooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution.
Never add engine coolant (antifreeze) when the engine is overheated. Do not loosen or remove the cap
to cool an overheated engine. Heat causes pressure to
build up in the cooling system. To prevent scalding or
injury, do not remove the pressure cap while the
system is hot or under pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 433
service attendant of this. As long as the engine operating
temperature is satisfactory, the coolant bottle need only
Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is
be checked once a month.
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
with your local authorities to determine the disposal When additional coolant is needed to maintain the
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by ani- proper level, it should be added to the coolant bottle. Do
mals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based not overfill.
engine coolant in open containers or allow it to remain in
Points To Remember
puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child or pet, seek
emergency assistance immediately. Clean up any ground NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
spills immediately.
kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
from the front of the engine compartment. This is norCoolant Level
mally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vapordetermining that the coolant level is adequate. With the ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
engine OFF and cold, the level of the coolant in the bottle coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
should be between the ranges indicated on the bottle.
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
coolant freeze point or replacing coolant. Advise your
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
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434 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
• Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in
condenser clean.
the coolant expansion bottle. If engine coolant (antifreeze) needs to be added, the contents of the coolant • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
expansion bottle must also be protected against freezONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
ing.
result in unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze)
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
performance, poor gas mileage, and increased emisrequired, the cooling system should be pressure tested
sions.
for leaks.
• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at a Brake System
minimum of 50% OAT coolant (conforming to MS- In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
12106) and distilled water for proper corrosion protec- system components should be inspected periodically.
tion of your engine which contains aluminum compo- Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
nents.
maintenance intervals.
• Do not overfill the coolant expansion bottle.
• Make sure that the coolant expansion bottle overflow
hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 435
WARNING!
Overfilling of fluid is not recommended because it may
cause leaking in the system.
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly a collision. Driving with your foot resting or
riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. You would not have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
Add enough fluid to bring the level up to the requirements described on the brake fluid reservoir. With disc
brakes, fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake
pads wear. However, low fluid level may be caused by a
leak and a checkup may be needed.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “MainCheck the fluid level in the master cylinder immediately taining Your Vehicle” for further information.
if the “Brake Warning Light” indicates system failure.
Master Cylinder — Brake Fluid Level Check
Check the fluid level in the master cylinder when performing underhood services.
Clean the top of the master cylinder area before removing
the cap. Add fluid to bring the level up to the “MAX”
mark on the side of the master cylinder reservoir.
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436 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information. Using the wrong type of brake fluid
can severely damage your brake system and/or
impair its performance. The proper type of brake
fluid for your vehicle is also identified on the
original factory installed hydraulic master cylinder
reservoir.
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that has
been in a tightly closed container. Keep the master
cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times. Brake
fluid in a open container absorbs moisture from the
air resulting in a lower boiling point. This may
cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing
the brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also
damage painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be
taken to avoid its contact with these surfaces.
(Continued)
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 437
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate
the brake fluid. Brake seal components could be
damaged, causing partial or complete brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
Manual Transmission — If Equipped
Fluid Level Check
Check the fluid level by removing the fill plug on the left
side of the transmission. The fluid level should be 1/4
inch (6.4mm) below the bottom of the fill hole. Add fluid,
if necessary, to maintain the proper level. Refer to “FluUse only brake fluid that has been in a tightly closed ids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your
container to avoid contamination from foreign matter or Vehicle” for further information.
moisture.
Change Transmission Fluid
Clutch Hydraulic System (Manual Transmission)
If contaminated with water, change the fluid immedi— If Equipped
ately. See your authorized dealer for service.
The clutch hydraulic system is fed by a segregated
volume of fluid within the brake system master cylinder Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
reservoir. In the event of leakage or wear, use only the maintenance intervals.
manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle” for further information.
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438 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
Selection Of Lubricant
It is important to use the proper transmission fluid to
ensure optimum transmission performance and life. Use
only the manufacturer’s specified transmission fluid.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in this
section for fluid specifications. It is important to maintain
the transmission fluid at the correct level using the
recommended fluid. No chemical flushes should be used
in any transmission; only the approved lubricant should
be used.
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration in
transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
(Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
shudder, and will require more frequent fluid and filter
changes. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in this section for fluid specifications.
Special Additives
The manufacturer strongly recommends against using
any special additives in the transmission.
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered
product and its performance may be impaired by supplemental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid additives to the transmission. The only exception to this
policy is the use of special dyes for diagnosing fluid
leaks. Avoid using transmission sealers as they may
adversely affect seals.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 439
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your transmission as
the chemicals can damage your transmission components. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
If a transmission fluid leak occurs, visit your authorized dealer immediately. Severe transmission damage may occur. Your authorized dealer has the proper
tools to adjust the fluid level accurately.
Fluid Level Check
Fluid And Filter Changes
The fluid level is preset at the factory and does not require
adjustment under normal operating conditions. Routine
fluid level checks are not required, therefore the transmission has no dipstick. Your authorized dealer can check your
transmission fluid level using special service tools.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
If you notice fluid leakage or transmission malfunction,
visit your authorized dealer immediately to have the
transmission fluid level checked. Operating the vehicle
with an improper fluid level can cause severe transmission damage.
In addition, change the fluid and filter if the fluid
becomes contaminated (with water, etc.), or if the transmission is disassembled for any reason.
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440 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Rear Axle
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
Fluid Level Check
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
Checking the fluid level while the vehicle is on level Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geoground will improve the accuracy of the fluid level graphic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
reading.
passable in snow and ice, and chemicals that are sprayed
on trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are
Check the fluid level by removing the fill plug on the
highly corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside
axle. The fluid level should be at the bottom of the fill
parking, which exposes your vehicle to airborne contamihole. Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level.
nants, road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated,
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
extreme hot or cold weather and other extreme condi“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
tions will have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and
Change Axle Fluid
underbody protection.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper The following maintenance recommendations will enable
maintenance intervals.
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
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• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use MOPAR® Super Kleen Bug
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
and Tar Remover to remove.
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR®
The most common causes are:
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint.
What Causes Corrosion?
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR® Car Wash, or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
clear water.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing that
may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish.
CAUTION!
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder that will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
• Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi (8 274 kPa)
can result in damage or removal of paint and decals.
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442 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well
• If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
packaged and sealed.
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
a month.
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
of the doors, rocker panels, and trunk be kept clear and • Use MOPAR® Touch Up Paint on scratches as soon as
open.
possible. Your authorized dealer has touch up paint to
match the color of your vehicle.
• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
Special Care
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
considered the responsibility of the owner.
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
• If your vehicle is damaged due to a collision or similar
chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly
cause that destroys the paint and protective coating,
with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The
cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of • To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use
MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner.
the owner.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 443
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Dark Vapor
Chrome wheels DO NOT USE wheel cleaners, abrasives
or polishing compounds. They will permanently damage
this finish and such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. USE ONLY MILD SOAP AND
WATER WITH A SOFT CLOTH. Used on a regular basis
this is all that is required to maintain this finish.
CAUTION!
Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush,
or metal polishes. Do not use oven cleaner. These
products may damage the wheel’s protective finish.
Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions
or harsh brushes that may damage the wheel’s protective finish. Only MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner or
equivalent is recommended.
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure — If
Equipped
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following manner:
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting
with a clean, dry towel.
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR® Total Clean or
equivalent, or a mild soap solution to a clean, damp
cloth and remove the stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to
remove soap residue.
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR® Multi-Purpose
Cleaner or equivalent to a clean, damp cloth and
remove the stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove
soap residue.
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of
protectants on Stain Repel products.
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444 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids,
solvents, detergents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean
Use MOPAR® Fabric Cleaner or equivalent to clean
your leather upholstery. Application of a leather condifabric upholstery and MOPAR® Carpet Cleaner or
tioner is not required to maintain the original condition.
equivalent for carpeting.
Interior Care
Interior Trim should be cleaned starting with a damp
cloth, or MOPAR® Satin Select or equivalent. Do not use
harsh cleaners or Armor All®. Use MOPAR® Total Clean
or equivalent to clean vinyl upholstery.
WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
MOPAR® Total Clean or equivalent is specifically recommended for leather upholstery.
Cleaning Headlights
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
and MOPAR® Total Clean or equivalent. Care should be
taken to avoid soaking your leather upholstery with any
Your vehicle has plastic headlights that are lighter and
less susceptible to stone breakage than glass headlights.
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 445
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution fol- directly on the mirror.
lowed by rinsing.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
Glass Surfaces
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with MOPAR® Glass Cleaner or any commercial
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear window equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear
quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do
not use scrapers or other sharp instruments that may
scratch the elements.
1. Clean with a wet soft rag or micro-fiber towel. A mild
soap solution may be used, but do not use high
alcohol content or abrasive cleaners. If soap is used,
wipe clean with a clean damp rag.
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye, or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
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If the belts need cleaning, use MOPAR® Total Clean, a FUSES
mild soap solution, or lukewarm water. Do not remove
the belts from the vehicle to wash them. Dry with a soft
WARNING!
cloth.
• When replacing a blown fuse, always use an approReplace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
priate replacement fuse with the same amp rating as
buckles do not work properly.
the original fuse. Never replace a fuse with another
fuse of higher amp rating. Never replace a blown fuse
Cleaning The Center Console Cupholders
with metal wires or any other material. Failure to use
Clean with a damp cloth or towel using a mild detergent
proper fuses may result in serious personal injury,
with the cupholder in the center console.
fire and/or property damage.
• Before replacing a fuse, make sure that the ignition
NOTE: The cupholder cannot be removed.
is off and that all the other services are switched off
and/or disengaged.
• If the replaced fuse blows again, contact an authorized dealer.
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 447
WARNING! (Continued)
• If a general protection fuse for safety systems (air
bag system, braking system), power unit systems
(engine system, gearbox system) or steering system
blows, contact an authorized dealer.
Integrated Power Module
The Integrated Power Module is located in the engine
compartment. This module contains fuses and relays.
Integrated Power Module
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CAUTION!
• When installing the integrated power module
cover, it is important to ensure the cover is properly
positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so may
allow water to get into the integrated power module and possibly result in an electrical system
failure.
• When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to use
only a fuse having the correct amperage rating. The
use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated may
result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If
a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it indicates
a problem in the circuit that must be corrected.
Cavity
1
Cartridge
Fuse
—
2
—
3
—
4
—
5
—
6
—
MiniFuse
Description
15 Amp
Blue
25 Amp
Natural
Washer Motor
25 Amp
Natural
25 Amp
Natural
15 Amp
Blue
25 Amp
Natural
Powertrain Control
Module (PCM)/
NGS Module Feed
(Batt)
Ignition Run/Start
EGR Solenoid/
Alternator
Powertrain Control
Module
Ignition Coils/
Injectors
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 449
Cavity
7
Cartridge
Fuse
—
8
—
9
10
11
12
—
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
MiniFuse
Description
Cavity
25 Amp
Natural
30 Amp
Green
—
—
Headlamp Washer
Relay – If Equipped
Starter
13
—
Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS)
Valves
Radiator Fan Lo/
High
—
—
Windshield Wiper
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Cartridge
Fuse
50 Amp
Red
MiniFuse
Description
—
—
50 Amp
Red
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS)
Pump Motor
—
Radiator Fan
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
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Rear Power Distribution Center
There is also a power distribution center located in the
trunk under the spare tire access panel. This center
contains fuses and relays.
Rear Power Distribution Center
CAUTION!
• When installing the power distribution center
cover, it is important to ensure the cover is properly
positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so may
allow water to get into the power distribution
center and possibly result in an electrical system
failure.
• When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to use
only a fuse having the correct amperage rating. The
use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated may
result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If
a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it indicates
a problem in the circuit that must be corrected.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 451
Cavity
1
2
3
Cartridge
Fuse
60 Amp
Yellow
40 Amp
Green
—
MiniFuse
Description
Cavity
—
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD)
Cavity 1 of the Rear
Power Distribution
Center contains a
black IOD fuse
needed for vehicle
processing during
assembly. The service replacement
part is a 60 Amp yellow cartridge fuse.
Integrated Power
Module (IPM)
—
4
—
—
6
Cartridge
Fuse
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
—
7
—
8
—
5
MiniFuse
Description
—
Integrated Power
Module (IPM)
Heated Seats – If
Equipped
Fuel Pump
—
20 Amp
Yellow
15 Amp
Blue
15 Amp
Blue
Audio Amplifier – If
Equipped
Diagnostic Link
Connector (DLC)/
Wireless Control
Module (WCM)/
Wireless Ignition
Node (WIN)
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Cavity
9
Cartridge
Fuse
—
10
—
11 *
12 *
13 *
14
—
—
—
—
15
—
MiniFuse
Description
Cavity
20 Amp
Yellow
25 Amp
Natural
—
—
—
10 Amp
Red
Power Outlet
16
Cartridge
Fuse
—
Vacuum Pump – If
Equipped
—
—
—
AC Heater Control/
Cluster/Security
Module – If
Equipped
Active Damper – If
Equipped
17
—
18
—
19
—
20
21
22
23
24
25
—
—
—
—
—
—
20 Amp
Yellow
MiniFuse
Description
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
—
—
—
—
—
—
Heated Seat Module
– If Equipped
Instrument Cluster
Cigar Lighter (Instrument Panel)
Stop Lights
—
—
—
—
—
—
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Cavity
26
27
Cartridge
Fuse
—
—
28
—
29
—
MiniFuse
Description
Cavity
—
10 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Blue
—
Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC)
Ignition Run, AC
Heater Control/
Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC)
Cluster/Electronic
Stability Control
(ESC)/Powertrain
Control Module
(PCM)/STOP
LIGHT Switch
30
Cartridge
Fuse
—
31
32
33
34
35
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
5 Amp
Orange
36
—
25 Amp
Natural
5 Amp
Orange
MiniFuse
Description
10 Amp
Red
Door Modules/
Power Mirrors/
Steering Control
Module (SCM)
—
—
—
—
Antenna Module –
If Equipped/Power
Mirrors
Hands-Free Phone –
If Equipped/Radio/
Amplifier Feed
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Cavity
37
Cartridge
Fuse
—
38
—
39
—
40
—
41
42
—
30 Amp
Pink
MiniFuse
Description
Cavity
15 Amp
Blue
10 Amp
Red
Transmission
43
Cargo Light/Vehicle
Information Module
– If Equipped
Heated Mirrors – If
Equipped
Auto Inside Rearview Mirror/Heated
Seats – If Equipped/
Switch Bank
—
Front Blower Motor
44
10 Amp
Red
5 Amp
Orange
—
—
Cartridge
Fuse
30 Amp
Pink
20 Amp
Blue
MiniFuse
Description
—
Rear Window Defroster
Amplifier/Sunroof –
If Equipped
—
*Cavities 11, 12, and 13 contain self-resetting fuses (circuit
breakers) that are only serviceable by an authorized
dealer. The cluster and the driver seat switch are fused by
the 25 Amp circuit breaker in cavity 11. The passenger
seat switch is fused by the 25 Amp circuit breaker in
cavity 12. The door modules, the driver power window
switch, and the passenger power window switch are
fused by the 25 Amp circuit breaker in cavity 13. If you
experience temporary or permanent loss of these systems, see your authorized dealer for service.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 455
VEHICLE STORAGE
If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for more than 21
days, you may want to take these steps to protect your
battery.
• Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of
service (e.g., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the
air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will
ensure adequate system lubrication to minimize the
possibility of compressor damage when the system is
started again.
REPLACEMENT BULBS
All of the interior bulbs are glass wedge base or glass
cartridge types. Aluminum base bulbs are not approved
and should not be used for replacement.
Interior Bulbs
Bulb Number
W5W
Rear Courtesy/Reading
Lamps
Rear Compartment
562
(Trunk) Lamp
Overhead Console Read578
ing Lamps
Visor Vanity Lamps
A6220
Glove Box Lamp – If
194
Equipped
Door Courtesy
562
Shift Indicator Lamp
JKLE14140
Optional Door Map
LED (Serviced at AuthoPocket/Cupholder
rized Dealer)
For lighted switches, see your authorized dealer for
replacement instructions.
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Exterior Bulbs
Headlamp – High Intensity Discharge (HID)
Halogen Headlamp
Front Park/Turn Lamp
Front Fog Lamp
Front Side Marker
Tail Lamp
Tail/Stop/Turn Lamp
Rear Side Marker
Backup Lamp
Center High-Mount Stop
Lamp (CHMSL)
License
BULB REPLACEMENT
Bulb Number
D1S (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
H13
3157A
PSX24W (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
168
3057K
3057K
168
921
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
168
NOTE: Lens fogging can occur under certain atmospheric conditions. This will usually clear as atmospheric
conditions change to allow the condensation to change
back into a vapor. Turning the lamps on will usually
accelerate the clearing process.
Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp,
Park/Turn Lamp — Models with Halogen
Headlamps — If Equipped
See your authorized dealer for bulb replacement.
Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, and
Park/Turn Lamp — Models with High Intensity
Discharge (HID) Headlamps — If Equipped
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HID Headlamps
Front/Rear Side Marker Lamp
The headlamps are a type of high voltage discharge tube. 1. Remove the front/rear side marker. Use a fiber stick or
High voltage can remain in the circuit even with the
similar tool to gently pry the lamp on the outboard
headlamp switch off and the key removed. Because of
side to disengage the clip.
this, you should not attempt to service a headlamp bulb
NOTE: If a screwdriver is used, make sure a soft material
yourself. If a headlamp bulb fails, take your vehicle to
is placed between the vehicle body and tool so not to
an authorized dealer for service.
scratch the paint.
WARNING!
A transient high voltage occurs at the bulb sockets of
HID headlamps when the headlamp switch is turned
ON. It may cause serious electrical shock or electrocution if not serviced properly. See your authorized
dealer for service.
2. Rotate the bulb’s socket counterclockwise, and remove
the bulb and socket assembly from the housing.
3. Pull the bulb out of the socket and insert the replacement bulb.
4. Install the bulb and socket assembly into the housing,
and rotate the socket clockwise to lock it in place.
NOTE: On vehicles equipped with HID headlamps, 5. Reinstall the front/rear side marker.
when the headlamps are turned on, there is a blue hue to
the lamps. This diminishes and becomes more white after
approximately 10 seconds, as the system charges.
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Tail/Turn And Stop Lamp
1. Open the trunk.
3. Remove the fasteners from the back of the tail lamp
assembly.
2. Using a screwdriver, remove the tail lamp retainer.
Tail Lamp Fasteners
4. Pull back the trunk liner.
Tail Lamp Retainer
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5. Remove the remaining fasteners from the back of the 7. Push the electrical connector locking tab to the side.
tail lamp assembly.
8. Disconnect the electrical connector.
6. Pull the tail lamp assembly clear from the vehicle to
9. Turn the appropriate bulb and socket assembly counaccess the bulbs.
terclockwise to remove it from the tail lamp assembly.
10. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and
install the replacement bulb.
11. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly into the tail
lamp assembly, and then turn it clockwise.
12. Reinstall the tail lamp assembly, fasteners, electrical
connector, and trunk liner.
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13. Reinstall tail lamp retainer.
Center Tail/Backup Lamp
See your authorized dealer for bulb replacement.
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
The CHMSL uses LED lamps that are not serviceable
separately. The CHMSL must be replaced as an assembly,
see your authorized dealer.
License Lamp
1. Remove the screws securing the lamp to the rear
fascia.
2. Remove the bulb and socket assembly.
Reinstall Tail Lamp Retainer
14. Close the trunk.
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3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and 4. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly.
install the replacement bulb.
5. Reattach the lamp to the rear fascia, and then install
the screws.
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1 — License Lamp Bulb
2 — Socket
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FLUID CAPACITIES
U.S.
Fuel (Approximate)
19 Gallons
Engine Oil With Filter
6.4 Liter Engine (SAE 0W-40, Synthetic API Certified)
7 Quarts
Cooling System *
6.4 Liter Engine (MOPAR Antifreeze/Engine Coolant (OAT coolant
15 Quarts
conforming to MS-12106) 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
Metric
72 Liters
6.6 Liters
14.4 Liters
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs
Fuel Selection
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000
Mile Formula OAT coolant conforming to MS-12106.
For best performance and maximum protection under all types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only recommends full synthetic engine
oils.
The manufacturer recommends the use of Pennzoil UltraTM 0W-40 or
equivalent MOPAR® engine oil meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12633 for use in all operating temperatures.
MOPAR® Engine Oil Filter or equivalent.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs (Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm]).
We recommend you use Premium Unleaded 91 Octane or higher.
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Chassis
Component
Manual Transmission – If
Equipped
Automatic Transmission – If
Equipped
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Rear Axle
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® ATF+4® Automatic Transmission
Fluid.
Use only ATF+4® Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Failure to use ATF+4® fluid may affect the function or performance of
your transmission. We recommend MOPAR® ATF+4® fluid.
We recommend you use MOPAR® DOT 3, SAE J1703 should be used. If
DOT 3, SAE J1703 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Power Steering Fluid + 4, MOPAR®
ATF+4® Automatic Transmission Fluid.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Synthetic Gear Lubricant SAE 75W90
(API GL-5) or with MOPAR® Friction Modifier — Hypoid Gear Additive.
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The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in this manual
must be done at the times or mileages specified to protect
your vehicle warranty and ensure the best vehicle performance and reliability. More frequent maintenance may be
needed for vehicles in severe operating conditions, such as
dusty areas and very short trip driving. Inspection and
service should also be done anytime a malfunction is
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required for your vehicle. Have your vehicle serviced as
soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
NOTE:
• The oil change indicator message will not monitor the
time since the last oil change. Change your vehicle’s oil
if it has been six months since your last oil change,
even if the oil change indicator message is NOT
illuminated.
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is • Change your engine oil more often if you drive your
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
vehicle off-road for an extended period of time.
On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) • Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
equipped vehicles, “Oil Change Required” will be disexceed 6,000 miles (10,000 km) or six months, whichplayed in the EVIC and a single chime will sound,
ever comes first.
indicating that an oil change is necessary.
Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change indi- message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
cator message will illuminate. This means that service is scheduled oil change is performed by someone other
than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by
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referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle • Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake
Information Center (EVIC)/Oil Change Required” in
master cylinder, and power steering, and add as
needed.
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• Check all lights and other electrical items for correct
operation.
At Each Stop For Fuel
• Check the engine oil level. Refer to “Maintenance At Each Oil Change
Procedures/Engine Oil” in “Maintaining Your Ve- • Change the engine oil filter.
hicle” for further information.
• Inspect the brake hoses and lines.
• Check the windshield washer solvent and add if
required.
CAUTION!
Once A Month
• Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
damage.
Failure to perform the required maintenance items
may result in damage to the vehicle.
• Inspect the battery, and clean and tighten the terminals Required Maintenance Intervals
as required.
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
pages for the required maintenance intervals.
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12,000 Miles (20,000 km) or 12 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If you are using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions, inspect the engine air
cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints. Perform the first inspection at 12,000 miles (20 000 km) or 12
months.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all
parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the exhaust system. Perform the first inspection at 12,000 miles (20 000 km)
or 12 months.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
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18,000 Miles (30,000 km) or 18
Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Inspect the rear axle fluid.
❏ Inspect the manual transmission
fluid (if equipped), add as necessary.
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24,000 Miles (40,000 km) or 24 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If you are using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions, inspect the engine air
cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect the exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all
parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
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36,000 Miles (60,000 km) or 36 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If you are using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions, inspect the engine air
cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect the exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the rear axle fluid.
❏ Inspect the manual transmission fluid (if equipped), add as necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all
parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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42,000 Miles (70,000 km) or 42
Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
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or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change the rear axle fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Change the manual transmission fluid (if equipped).
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 473 M
54,000 Miles (90,000 km) or 54
Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Inspect the rear axle fluid.
❏ Inspect the manual transmission
fluid (if equipped), add as necessary.
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Rotate tires.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Replace the air conditioning filter.
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect the exhaust system.
Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter if using your vehicle for any of
the following: police, taxi, fleet, or other severe usage.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all
parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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72,000 Miles (120,000 km) or 72 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If you are using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions, inspect the engine air
cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect the rear axle fluid.
❏ Inspect the exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all
parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the manual transmission fluid (if equipped), add as necessary.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 475 M
78,000 Miles (130,000 km) or
78 Months Maintenance Service Schedule
84,000 Miles (140,000 km) or 84 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
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❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If you are using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions, inspect the engine air
cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect the exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all
parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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❏ Inspect and replace the PCV Valve if
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❏ Inspect the rear axle fluid.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four-wheel disc
brakes.
❏ Inspect the manual transmission
fluid (if equipped), add as necessary.
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96,000 Miles (160,000 km) or 96 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If you are using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions, inspect the engine air
cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the spark plugs.*
* The spark plug change interval is mileage based only, monthly intervals do not apply.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect the exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all
parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change the rear axle fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: police,
taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Change the manual transmission fluid (if equipped).
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 477 M
102,000 Miles (170,000 km) or
102 Months Maintenance Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
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108,000 Miles (180,000 km) or 108 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If you are using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions, inspect the engine air
cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect the rear axle fluid.
❏ Inspect the manual transmission fluid (if equipped), add as necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all
parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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Flush and replace the engine coolant at 120 months or 150,000 miles (240 000 km) whichever comes first.
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect the exhaust system.
Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness
or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
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132,000 Miles (220,000 km) or 132 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If you are using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions, inspect the engine air
cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect the exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all
parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 481 M
138,000 Miles (230,000 km) or
138 Months Maintenance Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
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❏ Change the rear axle fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Change the manual transmission fluid (if equipped).
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 483 M
150,000 Miles (250,000 km) or
150 Months Maintenance Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Flush and replace the engine coolant
at 150,000 miles (240 000 km) or 120
months whichever comes first.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
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* This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer
to the owner, but is not required to maintain emissions
warranty.
WARNING!
• You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your vehicle could result in a component malfunction and
effect vehicle handling and performance. This
could cause an accident.
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▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487 䡵 WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . .487 䡵 MOPAR® PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
䡵 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487 䡵 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . .491
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center. . . . . . .488
▫ In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C. . .491
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . .488
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
▫ In Mexico Contact:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489 䡵 PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . .492
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䡵 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493
▫ Treadwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493
▫ Temperature Grades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 487
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
Prepare For The Appointment
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items and you must have your
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many authorized dealers, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
for an appointment.
If you are having warranty work done, be sure to have
the right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the
warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s
service history. This can often provide a clue to the IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
current problem.
The manufacturer and its authorized dealer are vitally
Prepare A List
interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the with our products and services.
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
service advisor know.
authorized dealer. They know your vehicle the best, and
are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality
service. The manufacturer’s authorized dealer have the
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facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and • Authorized dealer name
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
correctly and in a timely manner.
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
This is why you should always talk to an authorized
dealer service manager first. Most matters can be re- Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
solved with this process.
P.O. Box 21–8004
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer.
Phone: (800) 423–6343
They want to know if you need assistance.
• If an authorized dealer is unable to resolve the con- Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
cern, you may contact the manufacturer’s customer P.O. Box 1621
center.
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer cenPhone: (800) 465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French
ter should include the following information:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 489
Mexico, D. F.
Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require
assistance can use the special needs relay service offered
by Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter users, dial 711
and for Voice callers, dial 1-800-855-0511 to connect with
a Bell Relay Service operator.
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Service Contract
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
You may have purchased a service contract for a vehicle
to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected
repairs after the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited
Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only
the manufacturer’s service contracts. If you purchased a
manufacturer’s service contract, you will receive Plan
Provisions and an Owner Identification Card in the mail
within three weeks of the vehicle delivery date. If you
have any questions about the service contract, call the
manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer
Hotline at 1-800-521-9922 (Canadian residents, call (800)
465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French).
In Mexico Contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer
center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
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The manufacturer will not stand behind any service
contract that is not the manufacturer’s service contract. It
is not responsible for any service contract other than the
manufacturer’s service contract. If you purchased a service contract that is not a manufacturer’s service contract,
and you require service after the manufacturer’s New
Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, please refer to the
contract documents, and contact the person listed in
those documents.
We appreciate that you have made a major investment
when you purchased the vehicle. An authorized dealer
has also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
the ownership experience. You will be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain
vehicle components contain, or emit, chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects, or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain
products of component wear contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 491
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your authorized
MOPAR® fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
dealer, and the manufacturer.
available from an authorized dealer. They are recommended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424– 9153),
operating at its best.
or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: AdministraREPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
tor, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building,
Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other inforIn The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
mation about motor vehicle safety from http://
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could www.safercar.gov.
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety In Canada
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
manufacturer.
should contact the Customer Service Department immeIf NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an diately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in defect to the Canadian government should contact Transa group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy port Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations and
Recalls at 1-800-333-0510 or go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/
roadsafety/
MOPAR® PARTS
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492 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
To order the following manuals, you may use either the
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover orders are accepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams,
charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals
make it easy for students and technicians to find and fix
problems on computer-controlled vehicle systems and
features. They show exactly how to find and correct
problems the first time, using step-by-step troubleshootNOTE: A street address is required when ordering
ing and drivability procedures, proven diagnostic tests
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
and a complete list of all tools and equipment.
Service Manuals
Owner’s Manuals
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the inforThese Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
mation that students and professional technicians need in
assistance of service and engineering specialists to acdiagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintainquaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC vehicles.
ing, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group LLC veIncluded are starting, operating, emergency and maintehicles. A complete working knowledge of the vehicle,
system, and/or components is written in straightforward nance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities
and safety tips.
language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 493
Call toll free at:
Treadwear
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half
times as well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
• www.techauthority.com
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
The following tire grading categories were established by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
your vehicle.
Traction Grades
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions on
specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete.
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
requirements in addition to these grades.
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WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
INDEX
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496 INDEX
About Your Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .430
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
Airbag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . .418
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
Air Pressure, Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Antenna, Satellite Radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
Arming System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Assistance Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .276
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
INDEX 497
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .439
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .439
Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .439
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .439
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .438
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
Auto Unlock, Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Axle Lubrication (Axle Fluid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .419
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . .27
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .419
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .424
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .435
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .435
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . .92
Brightness, Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Calibration, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
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Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .441
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .460
Certification Label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .341
Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) . .413
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . .
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Computer, Trip/Travel. . . . . . . . . . . .
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI)
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) .
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . .
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . .
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . .
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INDEX 499
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Daytime Brightness, Interior Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Dealer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
Deck Lid, Emergency Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Deck Lid, Power Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Defroster, Rear Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412
Dimmer Switch, Headlight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Dipsticks
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Door Opener, Garage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Driving
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Standing
Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Electrical Power Outlets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
Electronic Power Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . .450
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . .169
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500 INDEX
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
Electronic Throttle Control Warning Light . . . . . . . .209
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . . .218
Emergency Deck Lid Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Emergency, In Case of
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .401
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405
Emergency Trunk Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .413
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .428
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .428
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
INDEX 501
Exhaust Gas Caution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Exterior Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Exterior Lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Filler Location Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . .
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.439
.435
.428
.416
.324
.463
.160
.154
.401
.370
.374
.372
.370
.371
.374
.370
.208
.372
10
502 INDEX
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel System Caution . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®)
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . .
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . .
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.371
.370
.370
.463
.462
.374
.375
.446
.181
.374
.370
.370
.370
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.209
.208
.208
.208
.305
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
Hazard
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .444
Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . . .162
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
INDEX 503
Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
Headlight Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Head Rests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Heated Seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . . .162
Hill Start Assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
HomeLink® (Garage Door Opener) . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445
Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .444
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers). . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
iPod®/USB/MP3 Control
Bluetooth® Streaming Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397
Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Keyless Enter-N-Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Keyless Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Keyless Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Key, Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
10
504 INDEX
Kicker Sound System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
Knee Bolster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Launch Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
Launch Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
Launch RPM Set (Manual Transmission Only) . . . . .231
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .460
Courtesy/Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . . . .338
Electronic Throttle Control Warning . . . . . . . . . .209
Engine Temperature Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Headlights On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
INDEX 505
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .460
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . .217
Map Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness) . . . . . . . . . . .164
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . . .217
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . .215
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . .208
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Auto Unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Low Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .424
Lug Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385
Maintenance Free Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .419
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
10
506 INDEX
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine). . . . . . .217
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437
Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .435
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Exterior Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
Odometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
INDEX 507
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412
Operating Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Overdrive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
Overdrive OFF Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
Overhead Console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Parking Brake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
ParkSense System, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Personal Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Pets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Pets, Transporting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . .347
Power
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328
Deck Lid Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . .193
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
10
508 INDEX
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Programming Transmitters (Remote Keyless Entry) . . . .23
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .354
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . . . . .432
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
Radio Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274
Rear Cupholder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
Rear ParkSense System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421
Release, Hood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Reminder, Seat Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Remote Control
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . .274
Remote Starting System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Remote Trunk Release. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Replacement Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .358
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
Restraint, Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .401
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
INDEX 509
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
Safety, Exhaust Gas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .340
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Seatback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Tilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489
Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction Indicator) . . .217
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
10
510 INDEX
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Setting the Clock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
Shift Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Shift Speeds, Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Side View Mirror Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Side Window Demisters (Defrosters) . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .355
Sound System
Kicker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
Specifications
Fuel (Gasoline) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
Speed Control (Cruise Control). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Speedometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Starting and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Steering
Column Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Column Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Wheel, Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
INDEX 511
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274 Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .340
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . . .274 Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351
Storage, Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .401
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .353
Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . . .58
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . .363
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .276
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .354
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .358
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .340
Time Delay, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .341
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . . .346
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .355
TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .387
10
512 INDEX
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tread Wear Indicators . . . .
Tire Safety Information . . . . .
To Open Hood . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
24-Hour Towing Assistance
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . .
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Assistance. . . . . . . . .
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.356
.356
.340
.155
.379
.122
.405
.380
.122
.319
.332
.379
.438
.304
.438
.298
.300
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) . .27
Transmitter Programming (Remote Keyless Entry) . . .23
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . .23
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
Trunk Lid (Deck Lid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Trunk Release, Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Trunk Release Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
Uconnect®
Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Uconnect® 130
Operating Instructions Auxiliary Mode . . . . . . . .248
Operating Instructions CD Mode . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Operating Instructions Radio Mode . . . . . . . . . .240
INDEX 513
Uconnect® 130 With Satellite Radio
Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
Uconnect® phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector . . . .265
Universal Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®)
Programming HomeLink® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .347
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Vehicle Security Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . .19
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Voice Command
Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
System Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . . .208
Warnings and Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
Washer
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .441
Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
Wind Buffeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
10
514 INDEX
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .424
Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .424
VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name Chrysler
Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the name Chrysler
Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood alcohol
levels far below the legal minimum. If you are drinking, don’t
drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking driver, call a cab, a
friend, or use public transportation.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of features and equipment that are either standard or optional on
this vehicle. This manual may also include a description of
features and equipment that are no longer available or were
not ordered on this vehicle. Please disregard any features
and equipment described in this manual that are not on this
vehicle.
INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio frequency
signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone equipment must
be installed properly by trained personnel. The following must
be observed during installation.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes in
design and specifications, and/or make additions to or improvements to its products without imposing any obligation
upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
The positive power connection should be made directly to the
battery and fused as close to the battery as possible. The
negative power connection should be made to body sheet metal
adjacent to the negative battery connection. This connection
should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the roof or
the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used in mounting
antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may affect the accuracy
or operation of the compass on vehicles so equipped.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower, and your
judgment is impaired when you have been drinking. Never
drink and then drive.
VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name Chrysler
Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the name Chrysler
Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood alcohol
levels far below the legal minimum. If you are drinking, don’t
drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking driver, call a cab, a
friend, or use public transportation.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to ensure a
low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than normal
may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference
between the communications equipment and the vehicle’s
electronic systems.
Copyright © 2013 Chrysler Group LLC
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of features and equipment that are either standard or optional on
this vehicle. This manual may also include a description of
features and equipment that are no longer available or were
not ordered on this vehicle. Please disregard any features
and equipment described in this manual that are not on this
vehicle.
INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio frequency
signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone equipment must
be installed properly by trained personnel. The following must
be observed during installation.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes in
design and specifications, and/or make additions to or improvements to its products without imposing any obligation
upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
The positive power connection should be made directly to the
battery and fused as close to the battery as possible. The
negative power connection should be made to body sheet metal
adjacent to the negative battery connection. This connection
should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the roof or
the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used in mounting
antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may affect the accuracy
or operation of the compass on vehicles so equipped.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower, and your
judgment is impaired when you have been drinking. Never
drink and then drive.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and routed
away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use only fully
shielded coaxial cable.
Copyright © 2013 Chrysler Group LLC
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and routed
away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use only fully
shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to ensure a
low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than normal
may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference
between the communications equipment and the vehicle’s
electronic systems.
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