Dodge Challenger 2013 Owner`s manual

2013 challenger
2013
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
13D491-126-AA
First Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
Challenger
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 © 2012 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 501
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513
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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 MOPAR威 parts, and cares about
LLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision
your satisfaction.
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
from outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This
number also appears on the Automobile Information
Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle, the
vehicle registration, and the title.
VIN Location
INTRODUCTION 7
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is also located on VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
the right front strut tower inside the engine compartment.
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 䡵 VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Removing Key Fob From Ignition . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ Security System Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . .22
䡵 SENTRY KEY威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 䡵 ILLUMINATED ENTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 䡵 REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ To Unlock The Doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ To Open The Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
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▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 䡵 TRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters. . . . . . . .27 䡵 TRUNK SAFETY WARNING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Trunk Emergency Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 䡵 OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
䡵 REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED . .29
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . .54
䡵 DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . .54
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
䡵 KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™ — IF EQUIPPED . . . .36
䡵 WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . .58
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▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 䡵 ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS . . .104
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) —
䡵 SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . .65
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
▫ Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
. . . . . .105
. . . . . .105
. . . . . .106
. . . . . .107
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system
consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and a Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) with
integral ignition switch. You can insert the Key Fob into
the ignition switch with either side up.
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
is a spring-loaded momentary contact position. When
released from the START position, the switch automatically returns to the ON/RUN position.
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Feature
This vehicle is equipped with the Keyless Enter-N-Go™
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Keyless Enter-Nfeature, refer to “Starting Procedures” in “Starting And
Go™, the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Operating” for further information.
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.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 13
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.
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.
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
1
2
3
4
— OFF
— ACCESSORY (ACCESSORY)
— ON/RUN
— START
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
at the top of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and Place the shift lever in PARK or place the manual
then pull 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 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.
vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle. The
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
SENTRY KEY姞
an invalid Key Fob to start the engine. If the light remains
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer System prevents unauthor- on after the bulb check, it indicates that there is a problem
ized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The with the electronics. This condition will result in the
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation engine being shut off after two seconds.
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal
or unlocked.
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10 secThe system uses a Key Fob with factory-mated Remote onds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics.
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and Wireless Ignition Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as
Node (WIN) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation. possible by an authorized dealer.
Therefore, only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer system is not compatible with some after-market 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威 Immobilizer Sys- VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM
tem serviced, bring all vehicle Key Fobs with you to the The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors
authorized dealer.
and trunk for unauthorized entry and the ignition switch
for unauthorized operation. While the Vehicle Security
Customer Key Programming
Alarm is armed, interior switches for door locks and
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
decklid release are disabled. If something triggers the
performed at an authorized dealer.
alarm, the Vehicle Security Alarm will provide the folGeneral Information
lowing audible and visible signals: the horn will pulse,
The Sentry Key威 system complies with FCC rules Part 15 the headlights will turn on, park lamps and/or turn
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is signals will flash, and the Vehicle Security Light in the
instrument cluster will flash.
subject to the following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
Rearming Of The System
• This device must accept any interference that may be If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
received, including interference that may cause unde- disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn the horn
off after three minutes, turn all of the visual signals off
sired operation.
after an additional 15 minutes, and then the Vehicle
Security Alarm will rearm itself.
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To Arm The System
Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security Alarm:
exterior zone (refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go™⬙ in ⬙Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for further information).
1. Remove the key from the ignition system (refer to
• Press the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry
⬙Starting Procedures⬙ in ⬙Starting And Operating⬙ for
(RKE) transmitter.
further information).
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, 3. If any doors are open, close them.
make sure the vehicle ignition system is ⬙OFF⬙.
To Disarm The System
• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, The Vehicle Security Alarm can be disarmed using any of
make sure the vehicle ignition system is ⬙OFF⬙ and the the following methods:
key is physically removed from the ignition.
• Press the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless
2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
vehicle:
• Grasp the Passive Entry Unlock Door Handle (if
• Press LOCK on the interior power door lock switch
equipped, refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go™⬙ in ⬙Things
with the driver and/or passenger door open.
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for further
information).
• Press the LOCK button on the exterior Passive Entry
Door Handle with a valid Key Fob available in the same
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• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, • When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior
press the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Start/Stop button
power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.
(requires at least one valid Key Fob in the vehicle).
• The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your
• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
insert a valid key into the ignition switch and turn the
system will give you a false alarm. If one of the
key to the ON position.
previously described arming sequences has occurred,
the Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of
NOTE: The driver’s door key cylinder and the trunk
whether you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in
button on the RKE transmitter cannot arm or disarm the
the vehicle and open a door, the alarm will sound. If
Vehicle Security Alarm.
this occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
• The Vehicle Security Alarm remains armed during
• If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery
trunk entry. Pressing the trunk button will not disarm
becomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security Alarm will
the Vehicle Security Alarm. If someone enters the
remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the
vehicle through the trunk and opens any door the
exterior lights will flash, the horn will sound. If this
alarm will sound.
occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
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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
Vehicle Security Alarm. Check the vehicle for tampering. The lights will fade to off after approximately 30 seconds
or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition
Security System Manual Override
switch is turned to ON/RUN from the OFF position.
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 courILLUMINATED ENTRY
tesy lights do not turn on if the dimmer control is in
The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the
the ⬙Dome ON⬙ position (extreme top position).
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock the
• The Illuminated Entry system will not operate if the
doors or open any door.
dimmer control is in the “Dome defeat” position
(extreme bottom position).
Tamper Alert
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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.
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Key Fob With RKE Transmitter
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To Unlock The Doors
• When not using the EVIC, perform the following steps:
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE 1. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door or twice
RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer
within five seconds, to unlock both doors. The turn signal
than 10 seconds. Then, press and hold the UNLOCK
lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock signal. The
button while still holding the LOCK button.
illuminated entry system will also turn on.
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
If equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry),
refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” under “Things To Know 3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transBefore Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
mitter with the ignition switch in the OFF position and
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First
the Key Fob removed.
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either 4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
the driver’s door or both doors on the first press of the
its previous setting.
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Set- NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmittings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Under- ter while you are inside the vehicle will activate the
standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information. Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm
activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Security Alarm.
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Flash Lights With Remote Key Lock
This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when
the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Security
Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button
to deactivate the Security Alarm.
• When not using the EVIC, perform the following steps:
Turn Headlights On With Remote Key Unlock
1. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on a programmed
RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer
than 10 seconds. Then, press and hold the LOCK
button while still holding the UNLOCK button.
This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds
when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter.
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.
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transmitter with the ignition switch in the OFF position and
the Key Fob removed.
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To Lock The Doors
• When not using the EVIC, perform the following steps:
Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmit- 1. Press the LOCK button on a programmed RKE transter to lock both doors. The turn signal lights will flash
mitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than
and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal.
10 seconds. Then, press the PANIC button while still
holding the LOCK button.
If equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry),
refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” under “Things To Know 2. Release both buttons at the same time.
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressSound Horn With Remote Key Lock
ing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter with the
ignition switch in the OFF position and the Key Fob
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
removed.
are locked with the RKE transmitter or the Passive Entry
feature. This feature can be turned on or turned off. Refer 4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
its previous setting.
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further in- NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Security
formation.
Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button
to deactivate the Security Alarm.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 27
To Open The Trunk
NOTE:
Press the TRUNK button on the RKE transmitter two • The interior lights will turn off if you turn the ignition
times within five seconds to open the trunk.
switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while the
Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights
If equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry),
and horn will remain on.
refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” under “Things To Know
• You may need to be less than 35 ft (11 m) from the
vehicle when using the RKE transmitter to turn off the
Using The Panic Alarm
Panic Alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted
To turn the Panic Alarm feature ON or OFF, press and
by the system.
hold the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at
least one second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, Programming Additional Transmitters
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
the headlights will turn on, the park lights will flash, the Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
horn will pulse on and off, and the interior lights will performed at an authorized dealer.
turn on.
The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
you turn it off by either pressing the PANIC button a
second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 5 mph
(24 km/h) or greater.
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3. To reassemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two
halves of the case together. Make sure there is an even
The recommended replacement battery is CR2032.
“gap” between the two halves. If equipped, install and
NOTE: Perchlorate Material – special handling may aptighten the screw until snug. Test RKE transmitter
ply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
operation.
Transmitter Battery Replacement
1. If the RKE transmitter is equipped with a screw,
remove the screw. With the RKE ransmitter buttons
facing down, use a flat blade to pry the two halves of
the RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage
the elastomer seal during removal.
General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. Remove and replace the battery. When replacing the
battery, match the + sign on the battery to the + sign on • This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired opthe inside of the battery clip, located on the back cover.
eration.
Avoid touching the new battery with your fingers.
Skin oils may cause battery deterioration. If you touch
a battery, clean it with rubbing alcohol.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 29
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly ap- NOTE:
proved by the party responsible for compliance could
• The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
• Obstructions between the vehicle and the Key Fob may
distance, check for these two conditions:
reduce this range.
1. A weak battery in the transmitter. The expected life of
How To Use Remote Start
the battery is a minimum of three years.
All of the following conditions must be met before the
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
engine will remote start:
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB
• Shift lever in PARK
radios.
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
• Doors closed
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry • Hood closed
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conve- • Hazard switch off
niently from outside the vehicle while still
maintaining security. The system has a range of • Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
approximately 300 ft (91 m).
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• Ignition key removed from ignition switch
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
• RKE PANIC button not pressed
• System not disabled from previous remote start event
• Vehicle theft alarm not active
• Ignition in Off position (Keyless Enter-N-Go™)
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.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
To Enter Remote Start Mode
Press and release the REMOTE START button
on the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds. 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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NOTE:
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
Vehicle
• If an engine fault is present the vehicle will start and
Press and release the REMOTE START button one time or
then shut down 10 seconds later.
allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shut downs, the system
Remote Start mode.
will disable the one time press of the REMOTE START
• For security, power window and power sunroof op- button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote
eration (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is Start request.
in the Remote Start mode.
To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
• The engine can be started two consecutive times with
the RKE transmitter. However, the ignition must be Before the end of 15 minute cycle, press and release the
cycled by pushing the START/STOP button twice (or UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock the
the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON/RUN doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
position) before you can repeat the start sequence for a equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15 minute cycle,
press and release the START/STOP button. If the
third cycle.
START/STOP button is not present, insert the Key Fob
into the ignition switch and turn the switch to the
ON/RUN position.
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NOTE:
Cancel Remote Start
• For vehicles not equipped with the Keyless Enter-N- Remote Starting will also cancel if any of the following
Go™ feature, the ignition switch must be in the occur:
ON/RUN position in order to drive the vehicle.
• The engine stalls or engine speed exceeds 2500 rpm
• For vehicles not equipped with the Keyless Enter-N- • Any engine warning lights come on
Go™ feature, the message “Insert Key/Turn To On”
will display in the EVIC until you insert the Key Fob. • Low Fuel Light turns on
Once inserted, the message “Turn To On” will display • The hood is opened
in the EVIC until you turn the Key Fob to ON/RUN.
• The hazard switch is pressed
• For vehicles equipped with the Keyless Enter-N-Go™
feature, the message “Push Button/Insert Key” will • The shift lever is moved out of PARK
display in the EVIC until you push the START button. • The brake pedal is pressed
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 33
DOOR LOCKS
Manual Door Locks
To lock each door, push the door lock knob on each door
trim panel downward. To unlock each door, pull the door
lock knob on each door trim panel upward.
If the door lock knob is down when you shut the door,
the door will lock. Therefore, make sure the Key Fob is
not inside the vehicle before closing the door.
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WARNING!
• 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. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries or death.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
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Door Lock Knob
34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
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 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.
Power Door Locks
The power door lock switch is located on each door trim
panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors.
Power Door Lock Switch
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 35
The doors can also be locked and unlocked with the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry) system. For further The doors will unlock automatically if:
information, refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things
1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is enabled
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.
2. The transmission was in gear and the vehicle speed
returned to 0 mph (0 km/h)
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit Programming
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
authorized dealer . Please see your authorized dealer for
service.
The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature can be
enabled or disabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
3. The transmission is in NEUTRAL or PARK
4. The driver door is opened
5. The doors were not previously unlocked
6. The vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h)
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• When not using the EVIC, perform the following steps:
1. Enter the vehicle and close all doors.
NOTE: Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature
in accordance with local laws.
2. Place the Key Fob in the ignition switch.
KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™ — IF EQUIPPED
3. Within 15 seconds, cycle the ignition switch between
OFF and ON/RUN and then back to OFF four times
ending up in the LOCK position. However, do not
start the engine.
The Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the
vehicle’s Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system and a
feature of Keyless Enter-N-Go™. This feature allows you
to lock and unlock the vehicle’s door(s) without having to
press the RKE transmitter lock or unlock buttons.
4. Within 30 seconds, press the power door UNLOCK
NOTE:
switch to unlock the doors.
5. A single chime will indicate the completion of the • Passive Entry may be programmed ON/OFF; refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
programming.
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable FeaNOTE: If you do not hear the chime, it means that the
tures)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
system did not enter the programming mode and you
further information.
will need to repeat the procedure.
6. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 37
• If a Passive Entry door handle has not been used for To Unlock From The Driver’s Side:
72 hours, the Passive Entry feature for the handle may
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
time out. Pulling the deactivated front door handle
(1.5 m) of the driver’s door handle, grab the front driver
will reactivate the door handle’s Passive Entry feature.
door handle to unlock the driver’s door automatically.
• If wearing gloves on your hands, or if it has been The interior door panel lock knob will raise when the
raining on the Passive Entry door handle, the unlock door is unlocked.
sensitivity can be affected, resulting in a slower response time.
• If you unlock the doors using the Passive Entry door
handles, but do NOT pull the handle, the doors will
automatically lock after 60 seconds.
Grabbing The Driver’s Door Handle
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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 there is no Key Fob
present in the ignition.
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 valid 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 outNOTE: Both doors will unlock when the front passenger
side the vehicle, the Passive Entry System automatically
door handle is grabbed regardless of the driver’s door
unlocks all vehicle doors and chirps the horn three times
unlock preference setting (“Unlock Driver Door 1st
(on the third attempt ALL doors will lock and the Passive
Press” or “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”).
Entry RKE transmitter can be locked in the vehicle).
With a valid 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.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 39
NOTE: If you inadvertently leave your vehicle’s Passive
Entry RKE transmitter in the trunk and try to close the
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
deck lid, the deck lid will automatically unlatch, unless
(1.5 m) of the deck lid, press the button on the located on
another one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitthe center 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
NOTE:
With one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters • After pressing the door handle LOCK button, you
within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the driver or passenger front door
must wait two seconds before you can lock or unlock
handles, press the door handle LOCK button to lock both
the doors, using either Passive Entry door handle. This
doors.
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.
Outside Door Handle Lock Button
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 41
There is a single window control on the passenger’s door
trim panel that operates the window on the passenger’s
Power Windows
door. The window controls will operate only when the
The window controls on the driver’s door control both of ignition switch is in the ON/RUN or ACC position.
the door windows.
NOTE:
WINDOWS
• The Key Off Power Delay feature will allow the power
windows to operate for up to 60 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.
Power Window Switches
• 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
and prevents window and seal damage.
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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, and do not
leave a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™
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.
AUTO-Down Feature
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.
To open the window part way, press the window switch
to the first detent and release it when you want the
window to stop.
To stop the window from going all the way down during
the AUTO-down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
The power window switches will remain active for up to
60 minutes after the ignition switch is turned OFF.
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.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 43
NOTE: The transmission must be in PARK before the
button will operate. If equipped with a manual transmisWind buffeting can be described as the perception of
sion, the vehicle speed must be under 5 mph (8 km/h)
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
before the button will operate.
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
The trunk lid can be released from
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occuroutside the vehicle by pressing the
rence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
Trunk Release button on the Reone window open, then open the other window to
mote Keyless Entry (RKE) transminimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs with the
mitter twice within five seconds or
sunroof open, then adjust the sunroof opening to miniby using the external release switch
mize the buffeting.
located on the underside of the
decklid overhang. The release feaTRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE
Trunk Release
ture will function only when the
Button
vehicle is in the unlock condition.
The trunk lid can be released from inside the vehicle by
pressing the Trunk Release button. The button is located
on the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel.
Wind Buffeting
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With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position, the TRUNK SAFETY WARNING
Trunk Open symbol will display in the instrument cluster
indicating that the trunk is open. The odometer display
WARNING!
will reappear once the trunk is closed.
Do not allow children to have access to the trunk,
With the ignition switch in the OFF position or the key either by climbing into the trunk from outside, or
removed from the ignition switch, the Trunk Open sym- through the inside of the vehicle. Always close the
bol will display until the trunk is closed.
trunk lid when your vehicle is unattended. Once in
Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Know the trunk, young children may not be able to escape,
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for more information on even if they entered through the rear seat. If trapped in
the trunk, children can die from suffocation or heat
trunk operation with the Passive Entry feature.
stroke.
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.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 45
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
• 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
Trunk Emergency Internal Release
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) for
the driver and front outboard passenger
• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering
wheel
• Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants
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46 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
• Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners that may NOTE: The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage
enhance occupant protection by managing occupant inflator design. This allows the air bag to have different
rates of inflation based on several factors, including the
energy during an impact event
• All seat belt systems (except the driver’s) include severity and type of collision.
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALRs), which lock the Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
seat belt webbing into position by extending the belt risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
all the way out and then adjusting the belt to the
desired length to restrain a child seat or secure a large 1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride
buckled up in a rear seat.
item in a seat — if equipped
Please pay close attention to the information in this
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
possible.
If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
infant and child restraint systems. For more information
on LATCH, refer to Lower Anchors and Tether for
CHildren (LATCH).
WARNING!
Infants in rear facing child restraints should never
ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger
Advanced Front Air Bag. An air bag deployment can
cause severe injury or death to infants in that position.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 47
Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat belt 4. Do not lean against the door or window. If your
vehicle has side air bags, and deployment occurs, the
properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be secured
side air bags will inflate forcefully into the space
in the rear seat in child restraints or belt-positioning booster
between you and the door.
seats. Older children who do not use child restraints or
belt-positioning booster seats should ride properly buckled
5. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be
up in the rear seat. Never allow children to slide the
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
shoulder belt behind them or under their arm.
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
If a child from 1 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child
under ⴖIf You Need Assistanceⴖ.
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”)
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
You should read the instructions provided with your
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all.
2. All occupants should always wear their lap and
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
shoulder belts properly.
air bags.
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be
moved back as far as practical to allow the Advanced
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Front Air Bags room to inflate.
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48 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING! (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.
• 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.
(Continued)
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen
far away from home or on your own street.
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.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 49
Lap/Shoulder Belts
WARNING! (Continued)
All seating positions in your vehicle are equipped with
lap/shoulder belts.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
(Continued)
(Continued)
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
normal conditions. However, in an collision, the belt will
lock and reduce your risk of striking the inside of the
vehicle or being thrown out.
WARNING!
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
Latch Plate
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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
WARNING!
• 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• 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.
• 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.
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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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.
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.).
Removing Slack From Belt
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/ The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
shoulder belt.
equipped with Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR)
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
2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate, Restraints” section. The chart below defines the type of
grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create feature for each seating position.
a fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.
Driver
Center
Passenger
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
First Row
N/A
N/A
ALR
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of
Second
Row
ALR
ALR
ALR
the latch plate.
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the • N/A — Not Applicable
folded webbing.
• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
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If the passenger seating position is equipped with an position that has a belt with this feature. Children
12 years old and under should always be properly
ALR and is being used for normal usage:
restrained in the rear seat.
Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably
wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing
to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull 2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfortthe entire belt is extracted.
ably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click.⬙
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
Equipped
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically prelocked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking
the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is available on all passenger-seating positions with a combina- Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency)
locking mode.
tion lap/shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode
anytime a child safety seat is installed in a seating
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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.
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be
This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy worn snugly and positioned properly.
Management feature in the front seating positions to help The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Refurther reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on straint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretencollision.
sioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or
This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
Energy Management Feature
designed to release webbing in a controlled manner. This
feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on
the occupant’s chest.
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Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert姞)
BeltAlert威 is a feature intended to remind the driver and
front passenger (if equipped with front passenger
BeltAlert威) 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.
unbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than 5 mph
(8 km/h), BeltAlert威 will provide both audio and visual
notification.
The front passenger seat BeltAlert威 is not active when the
front passenger seat is unoccupied. BeltAlert威 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 in pet harnesses or pet carriers that are
The BeltAlert威 warning sequence begins after the vehicle secured by seat belts, and cargo is properly stowed.
speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h), by blinking the Seat Belt BeltAlert威 can be enabled or disabled by your authorized
Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime. dealer. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend deacOnce the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire tivating BeltAlert威.
duration or until the respective seatbelts are fastened.
NOTE: Although BeltAlert威 has been deactivated, the
After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate
Light remains illuminated until the respective seat belts
while the driver’s or front passenger (if equipped with
are fastened. The driver should instruct all other occuBeltAlert威) seat belt remains unfastened.
pants to fasten their seat belts. If a front seat belt is
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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.
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.
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.
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
Seat Belt Extender
If a seat belt is too short even when fully extended and
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
long enough. When it is not required, remove the extender and store it.
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.
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NOTE: The Driver and Front Passenger Advanced Front
Air Bags are certified to the new Federal regulations for
Advanced Air Bags.
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 may be equipped with driver and/or front
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the
inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon
seat position.
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
1 — Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bags
2 — Knee Bolster
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether
the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The
seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the
Advanced Front Air Bags.
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This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental SeatMounted Side Air Bags (SAB) to provide enhanced
protection for an occupant during a side impact. The
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags are located in
the outboard side of the front seats.
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 also labeled: SRS AIRBAG.
NOTE:
Air Bag System Components
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag
system components:
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
• Air Bag Warning Light
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
• Knee Impact Bolster
• Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
•
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
•
but they will open during air bag deployment.
•
• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an
•
authorized dealer immediately.
•
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
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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.
• 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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When the air bag deploys, it opens the seam between the
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) may front and side of the seat’s trim cover. Each air bag
provide enhanced protection to help protect an occupant deploys independently; a left side impact deploys the left
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.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC)
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
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 Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag Label
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• Being too close to the SAB and SABIC air bags during
deployment could cause you to be severely injured or
killed.
The system includes side impact sensors that are calibrated to deploy the side air bags during impacts that
require air bag occupant protection.
WARNING!
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.
• 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• 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.
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.
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 Knee Impact Bolster helps protect the knees of the
front passenger, and position the front occupant for the
best interaction with the Advanced Front Air Bag.
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Air Bags work with the bolsters to provide improved
SAB and SABIC air bags are a supplement to the seat belt protection for the driver and front passenger. Side air
restraint system. Occupants, including children who are bags also work with seat belts to improve occupant
up against or very close to SAB or SABIC air bags can be protection.
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The Advanced Front Air Bags will not deploy in all
frontal collisions, including some that may produce subOccupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
stantial vehicle damage — for example, some pole colliThe ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system sions, truck underrides, and angle offset collisions. On
required for this vehicle.
the other hand, depending on the type and location of
impact, Advanced Front Air Bags may deploy in crashes
The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or
with little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a
side air bags in a frontal or side collision is required.
severe initial deceleration.
Based on the impact sensor’s signals, a central electronic
ORC deploys the Advanced Front Air Bags, SABIC air The side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions.
bags, SAB air bags, and front seat belt pretensioners, as Side air bag deployment will depend on the severity and
required, depending on several factors, including the type of collision.
severity and type of impact.
Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration
Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to provide addi- over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are
tional protection by supplementing the seat belts in not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should
certain frontal collisions depending on several factors, have deployed.
including the severity and type of collision. Advanced
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all colliFront Air Bags are not expected to reduce the risk of
sions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
injury in rear, side, or rollover collisions.
away from an inflating air bag.
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
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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.
The ORC contains a backup power supply system that
may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power or
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side
air bags to inflate, based on the severity and type of
collision.
Based on the severity and type of collision, the side air
bag inflator on the crash side of the vehicle may be
triggered, releasing a quantity of non-toxic gas. The
inflating SAB exits through the seat seam into the space
between the occupant and the door. The SAB fully inflate
in about 10 milliseconds. The side air bag moves at a very
high speed and with such a high force that it could injure
you if you are not seated properly, or if items are
positioned in the area where the side air bag inflates. This
The Advanced Front Air Bag gas is vented through the vent
especially applies to children.
holes in the sides of the air bag. In this way, the air bags do
not interfere with your control of the vehicle.
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Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) Inflator Units
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.
During collisions where the impact is confined to a
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may Front And Side Impact Sensors
deploy the SABIC air bags, depending on the severity
In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the
and type of collision. In these events, the ORC will
ORC in determining appropriate response to impact
deploy the SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle.
events.
A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side
Enhanced Accident Response System
curtain air bag. The inflating side curtain air bag pushes
the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and In the event of an impact causing air bag deployment, if
covers the window. The air bag inflates in about 30 mil- the communication network remains intact, and the
liseconds (about one-quarter of the time that it takes to power remains intact, depending on the nature of the
blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you event the ORC will determine whether to have the
are not belted and seated properly, or if items are Enhanced Accident Response System perform the followpositioned in the area where the side curtain air bag ing functions:
inflates. This especially applies to children. The side • Cut off fuel to the engine.
curtain air bag is only about 3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick when
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
it is inflated.
until the ignition key is turned off.
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• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
the battery has power or until the ignition key is or all of the following may occur:
removed.
• The nylon air bag material may sometimes cause
abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and
• Unlock the doors automatically.
front passenger as the air bags deploy and unfold. The
In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those
functions after an event, the ignition switch must be
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium
changed from IGN ON to IGN OFF.
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
If A Deployment Occurs
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
immediately after deployment.
immediately.
NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all • As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
the air bag system.
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for air
bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the
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skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye Maintaining Your Air Bag System
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
WARNING!
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s in- • Modifications to any part of the air bag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
structions for cleaning.
be injured if the air bag system is not there to
Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have deprotect you. Do not modify the components or
ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
bags will not be in place to protect you.
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
WARNING!
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or
add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air
protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
bag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
seat belt pretensioners, and the front seat belt retracworks on your vehicle that it has an air bag system.
tor assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer immediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Con(Continued)
troller (ORC) system serviced as well.
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WARNING! (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.
Air Bag Warning Light
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
the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service
the air bag system immediately.
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during
the four to eight seconds when the ignition is first
cycled to the ON/RUN.
• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to
eight-second interval.
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving.
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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 the label
located on the inside of the fuse block cover for the
proper air bag fuses. See your authorized dealer if the
fuse is good.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle
is designed to record such data as:
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts
were buckled/fastened;
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the
accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder • How fast the vehicle was traveling.
(EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in
These data can help provide a better understanding of
certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will
assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to
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NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location)
are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a
crash investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the
vehicle or the EDR.
Child Restraints
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the
time, including babies and children. Every state in the
United States and all Canadian provinces require that
small children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the
law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
Children 12 years or younger should ride properly
buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seats rather than in the front.
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.
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seats often have a higher weight limit in the rearwardfacing 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
Infants And Child Restraints
convertible child seat. Both types of child restraints are
Safety experts recommend that children ride rearward- held in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the
facing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until LATCH child restraint anchor system. Refer to “Lower
they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)”.
facing child safety seat. Two types of child restraints can
be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and convertible
WARNING!
child seats.
Rearward-facing child seats must never be used in
The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the the front seat of a vehicle with the front passenger air
vehicle. It is recommended for children from birth until bag. An air bag deployment could cause severe
they reach the weight or height limit of the infant carrier. injury or death to infants in this position.
Convertible child seats can be used either rearwardfacing or forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child
There are different sizes and types of restraints for children
from newborn size to the child almost large enough for an
adult safety belt. Always check the child seat Owner’s
Manual to ensure you have the correct seat for your child.
Use the restraint that is correct for your child.
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fit properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over
the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s back is against
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown
the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning booster
their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forwardseat. The child and belt-positioning booster seat are held
facing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and
in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt.
convertible child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children who are over two years old or who Children Too Large For Booster Seats
have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should
comfortably and whose legs are long enough to bend
remain in a forward-facing child seat with a harness for
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height
seatback should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat.
allowed by the child seat. These child seats are also held
in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the LATCH • Make sure that the child is upright in the seat.
child restraint anchorage system. Refer to “Lower An• The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug
chors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)”.
as possible.
All children whose weight or height is above the
• Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or
forward-facing limit for the child seat should use a
slouching can move the belt out of position.
belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts
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• If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, 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.
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:
http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/safedrivers/childsafety/
index.htm
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 manufacturer’s directions exactly
when installing an infant or child restraint.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• A rearward-facing child restraint should only be
used in a rear seat. A rearward-facing child restraint in the front seat may be struck by a deploying passenger air bag, which may cause severe or
fatal injury to the infant.
Here are some tips on getting the most out of your child
restraint:
• Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it
has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. Chrysler Group LLC also recommends that
you make sure that you can install the child restraint in
the vehicle where you will use it before you buy it.
• The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s
weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for
weight and height limits.
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• Carefully follow the instructions that come with the the child restraint using lower anchorages and upper
restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may tether straps from the child restraint to the vehicle
structure.
not work when you need it.
• Buckle the child into the seat according to the child LATCH-compatible child restraint systems are now availrestraint manufacturer’s directions.
able. However, because the lower anchorages are to be
introduced over a period of years, child restraint systems
WARNING!
having attachments for those anchorages will continue to
have features for installation using the vehicle’s seat
When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in belts. Child restraints having tether straps and hooks for
the vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from the connection to the top tether anchorages have been availvehicle. Do not leave it loose in the vehicle. In a able for some time. For some older child restraints, many
sudden stop or collision, it could strike the occupants child restraint manufacturers offer add-on tether strap
or seatbacks and cause serious personal injury.
kits or retrofit kits. You are urged to take advantage of all
the available attachments provided with your child reLower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)
straint in any vehicle.
Your vehicle’s rear seat is equipped with the child
restraint anchorage system called LATCH. The LATCH All three rear-seating positions have lower anchorages
system provides for the installation of the child restraint that are capable of accommodating LATCH-compatible
without using the vehicle’s seat belts, instead securing child seats. You should never install LATCH-compatible
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child seats so that two seats share a common lower
anchorage. If installing child seats in adjacent rearseating positions, or if your child restraints are not
LATCH-compatible, install the restraints using the vehicle’s seat belts.
Installing The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
System
We urge you to follow the manufacturer’s directions
carefully when installing your child restraint. Not all
child restraint systems will be installed as described here.
Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that
are provided with the child restraint system.
The rear seat lower anchorages are round bars
located at the rear of the seat cushion where it
meets the seatback and 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
intersection of the seatback and seat cushion surfaces.
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 this symbol on it.
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Many, but not all, restraint systems will be equipped with
separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or
connector for attachment to the lower anchorage and a
means of adjusting the tension in the strap. Forwardfacing toddler restraints and some rear-facing infant
restraints will also be equipped with a tether strap, a
hook for attachment to the tether strap anchorage and a
means of adjusting the tension of the strap.
push the child restraint rearward and downward into the
seat, removing slack in the straps according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
NOTE:
• Ensure that the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seatbacks as you remove slack in
the strap.
You will first loosen the child seat adjusters on the lower • When using the LATCH attaching system to install a
child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts not
straps and on the tether strap so that you can more easily
being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out
attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle anchorages.
Next, attach the lower hooks or connectors over the top
of reach of children. It is recommended that before
installing the child restraint, buckle the seat belt so the
of the seatcover material. Then, rotate the tether anchorseat belt is tucked behind the child restraint and out of
age cover directly behind the seat where you are placing
the child restraint and attach the tether strap to the
reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with the child
restraint installation, instead of tucking the seat belt
anchorage, being careful to route the tether strap to
behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through
provide the most direct path between the anchor and the
child restraint. Finally, tighten all three straps as you
the child restraint belt path and then buckle it.
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This should stow the seat belt out of the reach of an
inquisitive child. Remind all children in the vehicle
that the seat belts are not toys and should not be
played with, and never leave your child unattended in
the vehicle.
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.
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with either an 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 will make a ratcheting noise if you extract the
entire belt from the retractor and then allow the belt to
retract into the retractor. For additional information on ALR,
refer to “Automatic Locking Mode”.
First Row
Second Row
Driver
CRS Lock
N/A
ALR
Center
CRS Lock
N/A
ALR
Passenger
CRS Lock
ALR
ALR
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• N/A — Not Applicable
• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
To install a child restraint, first, pull enough of the seat
belt webbing from the retractor to route it through the
belt path of the child restraint and slide the latch plate
into the buckle. Next, extract all the seat belt webbing out
of the retractor and then allow the belt to retract into the
retractor. Finally, pull on any excess webbing to tighten
the lap portion around the child restraint. Any seat belt
system will loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
To attach a child restraint tether strap:
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Tether Strap Mounting
1 — Cover
A — Tether Strap Hook
1. Rotate the cover over the anchor directly behind the 3 — Attaching Strap
B — Tether Anchor
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.
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3. Attach the tether strap hook (A) of the child restraint to the Transporting Pets
anchor (B) and remove slack in the tether strap according to Air Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
NOTE: Ensure that the tether strap does not slip into the injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
opening between the seatbacks as you remove slack in a collision.
the strap.
Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
WARNING!
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to increased head motion and possible injury to the child.
Use only the anchor positions directly behind the child
seat to secure a child restraint top tether strap.
Child Restraints
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
times, including babies and children. Every state in the
United States, and every Canadian province, requires
that small children ride in proper restraint systems. This
is the law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
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Children 12 years or younger should ride properly
buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seats rather than in the front.
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
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.
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: http://www.tc.gc.ca/
eng/roadsafety/safedrivers-childsafety-index-53.htm
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.
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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 rearwardfacing or forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child
seats often have a higher weight limit in the rearwardfacing 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 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.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 87
4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching
the child’s thighs and not their stomach?
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend 5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback, should use the seat belt in a rear seat. Use this If the answer to any of these questions was “no,” then the
child still needs to use a booster seat in this vehicle. If the
simple 5-step test to decide whether the child can use the
child is using the lap/shoulder belt, check belt fit perivehicle’s seat belt alone:
odically. A child’s squirming or slouching can move the
1. Can the child sit all the way back against the back of belt out of position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face
the vehicle seat?
or neck, move the child closer to the center of the vehicle.
Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an arm
2. Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the front
of the vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the or behind their back.
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
way back?
3. Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder
between their neck and arm?
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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 –
Seat Belt Only
LATCH –
Seat Belt + Top
Lower Anchors
Lower Anchors
Tether Anchor
Only
+ Top Tether
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?
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat
belt be used together to attach a rearfacing or forward-facing child restraint?
Can a child seat be installed in the center
position using the inner LATCH lower
anchorages?
No
N/A
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.
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Can two child restraints be attached using
a common lower LATCH anchorage?
No
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch
the back of the front passenger seat?
Yes
Can the head restraints be removed?
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.
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.
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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 gap
between the seatback and seat cushion.
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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.
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
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 95
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
the strap after it is attached to the anchorage.
restraint systems will be installed as described here.
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 Autothe seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position,
matic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat
do not use that outboard position. If a child seat in the
belt, following the instructions below. See the section
center position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or
“Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat Belt”
seat belt, do not install a child seat in that outboard
to check what type of seat belt each seating position has.
position.
2. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the
tether strap of the child seat so that you can more
WARNING!
easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle
anchorages.
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
than one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing
3. Place the child seat between the lower anchorages for
The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for
that seating position. For some second row seats, you
typical installation instructions.
may need to recline the seat and / or raise the head
restraint to get a better fit.
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4. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child How To Stow An Unused ALR Seatbelt
restraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seat- When using the LATCH attaching system to install a child
ing position.
restraint, stow all ALR seat belts that are not being used by
5. If the child restraint has a tether strap, connect it to the other occupants or being used to secure child restraints.
top tether anchorage. See the section “Installing Child An unused belt could injure a child if they play with it and
Restraints Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for direc- accidentally lock the seatbelt retractor. Before installing a
child restraint using the LATCH system, buckle the seat
tions to attach a tether anchor.
belt behind the child restraint and out of the child’s reach.
6. Tighten all of the straps as you push the child restraint If the buckled seat belt interferes with the child restraint
rearward and downward into the seat. Remove slack installation, instead of buckling it behind the child rein the straps according to the child restraint manufac- straint, route the seat belt through the child restraint belt
turer’s instructions.
path and then buckle it. Do not lock the seatbelt. Remind
7. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by all children in the vehicle that the seat belts are not toys
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt and that they should not play with them.
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
in any direction.
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the seat belt tight around the child restraint so that it is
not necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR retractor can
Improper installation of a child restraint to the be “switched” into a locked mode by pulling all of the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of the re- webbing out of the retractor and then letting the webbing
straint. The child could be badly injured or killed. retract back into the retractor. If it is locked, the ALR will
Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s directions make a clicking noise while the webbing is pulled back
into the retractor. For additional information on ALR,
exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
refer to the “Automatic Locking Mode” description unInstalling Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
der “Occupant Restraints.” The cinching latch plate is
Belt
designed to hold the lap portion of the seatbelt tight
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are when webbing is pulled tight and straight through a
equipped with either a Switchable Automatic Locking child restraint’s belt path. Please see the table below and
Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch plate or both. Both the following sections for more information about both
types of seat belts are designed to keep the lap portion of types of seat belts.
WARNING!
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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?
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the
back of the front passenger seat?
Weight limit of the
Child Restraint
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
Yes
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.
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.
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5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing
out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing to retract
Place the child seat in the center of the seating
back into the retractor. As the webbing retracts, you
position. For some second row seats, you may need to
will hear a clicking sound. This means the seat belt is
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
now in the Automatic Locking mode.
better fit.
6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is
Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor
locked, you should not be able to pull out any webto pass it through the belt path of the child restraint.
bing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
“click.”
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
vehicle seat.
Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight
against the child seat.
Installing A Child Restraint with a Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
1.
2.
3.
4.
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8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect Latch Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
strap. Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Chilposition. For some second row seats, you may need to
dren (LATCH) Restraint System” for directions to
recline the seat and / or raise the head restraint to get
attach a tether anchor.
a better fit.
9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
2. Next, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
retractor to pass it through the belt path of the child
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt
in any direction.
path.
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
“click.”
4. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
vehicle seat.
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If the buckle or the cinching latch plate is too close to the
belt path opening of the child restraint, you may have
trouble tightening the seat belt. If this happens, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle and twist the short
buckle-end belt up to three full turns to shorten it. Insert
the latch plate into the buckle with the release button
facing out, away from the child restraint. Repeat steps 4
6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
to 6, above, to complete the installation of the child
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
restraint.
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
in any direction.
If the belt still cannot be tightened after you shorten the
buckle, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
the buckle around one half turn, and insert the latch plate
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
into the buckle again. If you still cannot make the child
restraint installation tight, try a different seating position.
5. 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. Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) Restraint System” for directions to
attach a tether anchor.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 103
Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
Anchorage
1. 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 (see the charts above), move the
child restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
between the two posts. If not possible, lower the head
restraint and pass the tether strap around the outboard
side of the head restraint.
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2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child
restraint.
3. 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
Tether Strap Mounting
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
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4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to Drive moderately during the first 500 mi (800 km). After
the top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
the initial 60 mi (100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55 mph (80
or 90 km/h) are desirable.
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in.
Transporting Pets
However, wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can
Air Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet. be detrimental and should be avoided.
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly The engine oil, transmission fluid, and axle lubricant
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in installed at the factory is high-quality and energya collision.
conserving. Oil, fluid, and lubricant changes should be
Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses consistent with anticipated climate and conditions under
which vehicle operations will occur. For the recommended
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
viscosity and quality grades, refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”.
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.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 105
CAUTION!
WARNING!
Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil
in the engine or damage may result.
• 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.
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.
SAFETY TIPS
Transporting Passengers
NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
AREA.
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106 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
Exhaust Gas
WARNING! (Continued)
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
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.
(Continued)
• 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.
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
damaged, have a competent mechanic 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,
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 107
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
Seat Belts
not lit during starting, see your authorized dealer. If the
light stays on, flickers, or comes on while driving, have
the system checked by an authorized dealer.
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, Defroster
frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place the
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system. blower control on high speed. You should be able to feel the
air directed against the windshield. See your authorized
Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
dealer for service if your defroster is inoperable.
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor, Floor Mat Safety Information
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt Always use floor mats designed to fit the footwell of your
or retractor condition, replace the belt.
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
The light should come on and remain on for
or impair safe operation of your vehicle in other ways.
four to eight seconds as a bulb check when the
ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light is
Air Bag Warning Light
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108 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
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.
• 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.
(Continued)
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 109
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
Door Latches
Tires
Fluid Leaks
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
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.
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid, or
brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause should be
located and corrected immediately.
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.
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 MIRRORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . .117
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
▫ Outside Mirrors Folding Feature . . . . . . . . . .118
▫ Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .119
▫ Vanity Mirrors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
▫ “Slide-On-Rod” And Extender Features Of
Sun Visor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
䡵 Uconnect威 Phone — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . .122
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
▫ Uconnect威 Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . .140
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect威 Phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
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112 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
䡵 VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . .153 䡵 LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
▫ Voice Command System Operation . . . . . . . . .153
▫ Headlights And Parking Lights . . . . . . . . . . .171
▫ Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . .172
▫ Voice Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
䡵 SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
▫ Power Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
▫ Manual Forward Or Rearward Adjustment . . .164
▫ Manual Front Seatback Recline . . . . . . . . . . . .164
▫ Passenger Seat Easy Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
▫ Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
䡵 TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .169
▫ Headlight Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . .173
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 113
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
▫ Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
䡵 WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS . . . . . .178
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179 䡵 PARKSENSE威 REAR PARK ASSIST —
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
▫ ParkSense威 Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
▫ ParkSense威 Warning Display . . . . .
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
▫ ParkSense威 Display . . . . . . . . . . . .
IF
. . . . . . . .185
. . . . . . . .186
. . . . . . . .186
. . . . . . . .186
䡵 TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN . . .181
▫ Enabling/Disabling ParkSense威 . . . . . . . . . . .190
䡵 ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
▫ Service The ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
▫ Cleaning The ParkSense威 System . . . . . . . . . .191
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
▫ ParkSense威 System Usage Precautions . . . . . . .191
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114 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
䡵 OVERHEAD CONSOLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194 䡵 POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .204
▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
▫ Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . .205
䡵 GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED. . . .195
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
▫ Before You Begin Programming HomeLink威. . .196
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . .205
▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . .199
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . . .200
▫ Sunshade Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
▫ Using HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 115
䡵 ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS . . . . . . . . . . .207 䡵 CONSOLE FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
䡵 CUPHOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
▫ Sliding Center Console Armrest . . . . . . . . . . .212
▫ Front Cupholders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
▫ Console Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
▫ Rear Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212 䡵 REAR WINDOW FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
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116 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror
A single ball joint mirror is provided in the vehicle. It is
a twist on mirror that has a fixed position at the windshield. The mirror installs on the windshield button with
a counterclockwise rotation and requires no tools for
mounting. The mirror head can be adjusted up, down,
left, and right for various drivers. The mirror should be
adjusted to center on the view through the rear window.
Headlight glare from vehicles behind you can be reduced
by moving the small control under the mirror to the night
position (toward the rear of the vehicle). The mirror
should be adjusted while the small control under the
mirror is set in the day position (toward the windshield).
Adjusting Rearview Mirror
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 117
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.
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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.
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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
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 119
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.
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Power Mirror Control
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
feature is activated whenever you turn on the rear
window defroster. Refer to “Rear Window Features” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
120 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Vanity Mirrors
A vanity mirror is located on the sun visor. To use the
mirror, rotate the sun visor downward and swing the
mirror cover upward.
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
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 121
“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
desired position. To use the extender feature of the sun
visor, grab the extender which is located at the rear of the
visor and pull rearward.
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Slide-On-Rod Extender
122 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Uconnect威 Phone allows you to transfer calls between the
system and your mobile phone as you enter or exit your
Uconnect威 Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, invehicle and enables you to mute the system’s microphone
vehicle communications system. Uconnect威 Phone allows
for private conversation.
you to dial a phone number with your mobile phone using
simple voice commands (e.g., “Call” ѧ “Mike” ѧ “Work” or The Uconnect威 Phone is driven through your Bluetooth威
“Dial” ѧ “248-555-1212”). Your mobile phone’s audio is “Hands-Free Profile” mobile phone. Uconnect威 features
transmitted through your vehicle’s audio system; the Bluetooth威 technology - the global standard that enables
system will automatically mute your radio when using the different electronic devices to connect to each other
Uconnect威 Phone.
without wires or a docking station, so Uconnect威 Phone
works no matter where you stow your mobile phone (be
NOTE: The Uconnect威 Phone requires a mobile phone
equipped with the Bluetooth威 “Hands-Free Profile”, Ver- it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as long as your phone
is turned on and has been paired to the vehicle’s
sion 0.96 or higher. See the Uconnect威 website for supUconnect威 Phone. The Uconnect威 Phone allows up to
ported phones.
seven mobile phones to be linked to the system. Only one
For Uconnect威 customer support, visit www.Uconnect- linked (or paired) mobile phone can be used with the
Phone.com or call 1–877–855–8400.
system at a time. The system is available in English,
Spanish, or French languages.
Uconnect姞 Phone — IF EQUIPPED
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 123
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws, including laws regarding phone use. All attention should be focused on safely operating the vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a collision
causing serious injury or death.
Uconnect威 Phone Button
The radio or steering wheel controls (if
equipped) will contain the two control buttons
button and Voice Com(Uconnect威 Phone
mand
button) that will enable you to
access the system. When you press the button you will
hear the word Uconnect威 followed by a BEEP. The beep
is your signal to give a command.
Voice Command Button
Actual button location may vary with the radio. The individual buttons are described in the
“Operation” section.
The Uconnect威 Phone can be used with any Hands-Free
Profile certified Bluetooth威 mobile phone. See the
Uconnect威 website for supported phones. Refer to your
mobile service provider or the phone manufacturer for
details.
The Uconnect威 Phone is fully integrated with the vehicle’s audio system. The volume of the Uconnect威 Phone
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right
switch), if so equipped.
The radio display will be used for visual prompts from
the Uconnect威 Phone such as “CELL” or caller ID on
certain radios.
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124 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Operation
Voice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect威
Phone and to navigate through the Uconnect威 Phone
menu structure. Voice commands are required after most
Uconnect威 Phone prompts. You will be prompted for a
specific command and then guided through the available
options.
part of the command when you are asked for it. For
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威 Phone works best when you talk in a
normal conversational tone, as if speaking to someone
sitting a few feet/meters away from you.
• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for the
Voice Command Tree
beep, which follows the “Ready” prompt or another
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
prompt.
• For certain operations, compound commands can be
used. For example, instead of saying “Setup” and then
“Pair a Device”, the following compound command
can be said: “Pair a Bluetooth威 Device”.
Help Command
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to
know your options at any prompt, say “Help” following
the beep. The Uconnect威 Phone will play some of the
• For each feature explanation in this section, only the options at any prompt if you ask for help.
compound form of the voice command is given. You
can also break the commands into parts and say each
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 125
To activate the Uconnect威 Phone, simply press the The following are general phone to Uconnect威 Phone
button and follow the audible prompts for directions. pairing instructions:
Uconnect威 Phone sessions begin with a press of the
• Press the
button to begin.
button on the radio control head.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
Cancel Command
“Device Pairing”.
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and
you will be returned to the main menu. However, in a • When prompted, after the beep, say “Pair a Device”
and follow the audible prompts.
few instances the system will take you back to the
previous menu.
• You will be asked to say a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN), which you will later need to
Pair (Link) Uconnect威 Phone To A Mobile Phone
enter into your mobile phone. You can enter any
To begin using your Uconnect威 Phone, you must pair
four-digit PIN. You will not need to remember this PIN
your compatible Bluetooth威 enabled mobile phone.
after the initial pairing process.
To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The
Uconnect威 website may also provide detailed instructions for pairing.
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• For identification purposes, you will be prompted to Dial By Saying A Number
give the Uconnect威 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”.
• You will then be asked to give your mobile phone a
priority level between one and seven, with one being • The system will prompt you to say the number you
want to call.
the highest priority. You can pair up to seven mobile
phones to your Uconnect威 Phone. However, at any
• For example, you can say “234-567-8901”.
given time, only one mobile phone can be in use,
connected to your Uconnect威 System. The priority • The Uconnect威 Phone will confirm the phone number
and then dial. The number will appear in the display
allows the Uconnect威 Phone to know which mobile
of certain radios.
phone to use if multiple mobile phones are in the
vehicle at the same time. For example, if priority three
and priority five phones are present in the vehicle, the
Uconnect威 Phone will use the priority three mobile
phone when you make a call. You can select to use a
lower priority mobile phone at any time (refer to
“Advanced Phone Connectivity” in this section).
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 127
Call By Saying A Name
• Press the
button to begin.
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威 Phone automatically downloads names (text
“Call”.
names) and number entries from your mobile phone’s
• The system will prompt you to say the name of the phonebook. Specific Bluetooth威 Phones with Phone Book
Access Profile may support this feature. See Uconnect威
person you want to call.
website for supported phones.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the person you want to call. For example, • To call a name from the Uconnect威 Phonebook or
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威 phonebook
or downloaded phonebook. To learn how to store a • Automatic download and update, if supported, begins
name in the phonebook, refer to “Add Names to Your
as soon as the Bluetooth威 wireless phone connection is
Uconnect威 Phonebook”, in the phonebook.
made to the Uconnect威 Phone, for example, after you
• The Uconnect威 system will confirm the name and then
dial the corresponding phone number, which may
appear in the display of certain radios.
start the vehicle.
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128 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be down- Add Names To Your Uconnect威 Phonebook
loaded and updated every time a phone is connected
NOTE: Adding names to the Uconnect威 Phonebook is
to the Uconnect威 Phone.
recommended when the vehicle is not in motion.
• Depending on the maximum number of entries downbutton to begin.
• Press the
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if avail- • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Phonebook New Entry”.
able, the previously downloaded phonebook is available for use.
• When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of
long names helps the Voice Command and it is recom• Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile
mended. For example, say “Robert Smith” or “Robert”
phone is accessible.
instead of “Bob”.
• Either the mobile phone’s phonebook or the mobile
• When prompted, enter the number designation
phone’s SIM card phonebook is downloaded.
(e.g., “Home”, “Work”, “Mobile”, or “Other”). This
• This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
will allow you to store multiple numbers for each
deleted on the Uconnect威 Phone. These can only be
phonebook entry, if desired.
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are transferred and updated to Uconnect威 Phone on the next • When prompted, recite the phone number for the
phonebook entry that you are adding.
phone connection.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 129
After you are finished adding an entry into the phone- • Press the
button to begin.
book, you will be given the opportunity to add more
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the
“Phonebook Edit Entry”.
main menu.
• You will then be asked for the name of the phonebook
The Uconnect威 Phone will allow you to enter up to
entry that you wish to edit.
32 names in the phonebook with each name having up to
four associated phone numbers and designations. Each • Next, choose the number designation (home, work,
language has a separate 32-name phonebook accessible
mobile, or other) that you wish to edit.
only in that language. In addition, if equipped and
• When prompted, recite the new phone number for the
supported by your phone, Uconnect威 Phone automatiphonebook entry that you are editing.
cally downloads your mobile phone’s phonebook.
After you are finished editing an entry in the phonebook,
Edit Uconnect威 Phonebook Entries
you will be given the opportunity to edit another entry in
the phonebook, call the number you just edited, or return
NOTE:
to the main menu.
• Editing names in the phonebook is recommended
when the vehicle is not in motion.
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
deleted or edited.
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“Phonebook Edit Entry” can be used to add another
phone number to a name entry that already exists in the
phonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a
mobile and a home number, but you can add “John
Doe’s” work number later using the “Phonebook Edit
Entry” feature.
Delete Uconnect威 Phonebook Entry
NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended
when the vehicle is not in motion.
• Press the
button to begin.
to delete. You can either say the name of a phonebook
entry that you wish to delete or you can say “List
Names” to hear a list of the entries in the phonebook
from which you choose. To select one of the entries
from the list, press the
button while the
Uconnect威 Phone is playing the desired entry and say
“Delete”.
• After you enter the name, the Uconnect威 Phone will
ask you which designation you wish to delete: home,
work, mobile, other, or all. Say the designation you
wish to delete.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • Note that only the phonebook entry in the current
“Phonebook Delete”.
language is deleted.
• After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will • Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish
deleted or edited.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 131
Delete/Erase “All” Uconnect威 Phonebook Entries
List All Names In The Uconnect威 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威 Phone will ask you to verify that you • The Uconnect威 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威 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威 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威 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威 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威 Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio system, only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the call. Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
button to accept the call. To reject the call, Progress
Press the
button until you hear a single beep,
press and hold the
To make a second call while you are currently on a call,
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 133
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.
Toggling Between Calls
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Call Termination
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
active call is terminated by the phone far end, a call on
hold may not become active automatically. This is cell
phone-dependent. To bring the call back from hold, press
button until you hear a single beep.
and hold the
Redial
• Press the
button to begin.
Call Continuation
Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the
Uconnect威 Phone after the vehicle ignition has been
switched to OFF. Call continuation functionality available on the vehicle can be any one of three types:
• After the ignition is switched to OFF, a call can
continue on the Uconnect威 Phone either until the call
ends, or until the vehicle battery condition dictates
cessation of the call on the Uconnect威 Phone and
transfer of the call to the mobile phone.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • After the ignition is cycled to OFF, a call can continue
on the Uconnect威 Phone for a certain duration, after
“Redial”.
which the call is automatically transferred from the
• The Uconnect威 Phone will call the last number that
Uconnect威 Phone to the mobile phone.
was dialed from your mobile phone.
• An active call is automatically transferred to the moNOTE: This may not be the last number dialed from the
bile phone after the ignition is cycled to OFF.
Uconnect威 Phone.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 135
Uconnect姞 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威 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威 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威 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威 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 you Uconnect威 Phone System in an emergency, your mobile phone must be:
• turned on,
• paired to the Uconnect威 System,
• and have network coverage.
• If supported, this number may be programmable on
some systems. To do this, press the
button and say
Roadside Assistance
“Setup”, followed by “Emergency”.
• The Uconnect威 Phone does slightly lower your If you need roadside assistance:
chances of successfully making a phone call as to that • Press the
button to begin.
for the mobile phone directly.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Roadside Assistance”.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 137
NOTE:
Voice Mail Calling
• The roadside assistance number dialed is based on the
country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800-528-2069
for the U.S., 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-14-3454 for
Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside Mexico City
in Mexico). Please refer to the “Roadside Assistance”
coverage details on the DVD in the Warranty Information Booklet and the Roadside Assistance references.
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working
with Automated Systems”.
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.
• If supported, this number may be programmable on You can use your Uconnect威 Phone to access a voice mail
some systems. To do this, press the
button and say system or an automated service, such as a paging service
or automated customer service line. Some services re“Setup”, followed by “Roadside Assistance”.
quire immediate response selection. In some instances,
Paging
that may be too quick for use of the Uconnect威 Phone.
To learn how to page, refer to “Working with Automated
When calling a number with your Uconnect威 Phone that
Systems”. Paging works properly except for pagers of
normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence
certain companies, which time out a little too soon to
on your mobile phone keypad, you can press the
work properly with the Uconnect威 Phone.
button and say the sequence you wish to enter,
followed by the word “Send”. For example, if required to
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138 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
enter your PIN followed with a pound, (3 7 4 6 #), you NOTE:
button and say, “3 7 4 6 # Send”.
can press the
• You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone
Saying a number, or sequence of numbers, followed by
network configurations. This is normal.
“Send”, is also to be used for navigating through an
automated customer service center menu structure, and • Some paging and voice mail systems have system time
out settings that are too short and may not allow the
to leave a number on a pager.
use of this feature.
You can also send stored Uconnect威 phonebook entries as
tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager Barge In — Overriding Prompts
entries. To use this feature, dial the number you wish to The “Voice Command” button can be used when you
button and say, “Send.” The wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice
call and then press the
system will prompt you to enter the name or number and
command immediately. For example, if a prompt is
say the name of the phonebook entry you wish to send. asking “Would you like to pair a phone, clear a...,” you
The Uconnect威 Phone will then send the corresponding
button and say, “Pair a Phone” to
could press the
phone number associated with the phonebook entry, as select that option without having to listen to the rest of
tones over the phone.
the voice prompt.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 139
Turning Confirmation Prompts ON/OFF
Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad
Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system You can dial a phone number with your mobile phone
from confirming your choices (e.g., the Uconnect威 Phone keypad and still use the Uconnect威 Phone (while dialing
will not repeat a phone number before you dial it).
via the mobile phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
button to begin.
• Press the
dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth威 mobile
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say phone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s
one of the following:
audio system. The Uconnect威 Phone will work the same
as if you dial the number using Voice Command.
– “Setup Confirmation Prompts On”
– “Setup Confirmation Prompts Off”
Phone And Network Status Indicators
If available on the radio and/or on a premium display
such as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by
your mobile phone, the Uconnect威 Phone will provide
notification to inform you of your phone and network
status when you are attempting to make a phone call
using Uconnect威 Phone. The status is given for network
signal strength, phone battery strength, etc.
NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
dial ring to the Uconnect威 Phone to play it on the vehicle
audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situation, after successfully dialing a number the user may feel
that the call did not go through even though the call is in
progress. Once your call is answered, you will hear the
audio.
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140 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Mute/Un-Mute (Mute ON/OFF)
Advanced Phone Connectivity
When you mute the Uconnect威 Phone, you will still be Transfer Call To And From Mobile Phone
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
The Uconnect威 Phone allows ongoing calls to be transparty, but the other party will not be able to hear you. In
ferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect威 Phone
order to mute the Uconnect威 Phone:
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
button.
from your Uconnect威 Phone paired mobile phone to the
• Press the
button and
Uconnect威 Phone or vice versa, press the
• Following the beep, say “Mute”.
say “Transfer Call”.
In order to un-mute the Uconnect威 Phone:
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between The
Uconnect威 Phone And Mobile Phone
button.
• Press the
• Following the beep, say “Mute off”.
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威
connection between your mobile phone and the
Uconnect威 Phone System, follow the instructions described in your mobile phone User’s Manual.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 141
List Paired Mobile Phone Names
Select Another Mobile Phone
• Press the
This feature allows you to select and start using another
phone paired with the Uconnect威 Phone.
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
• Press the
“Setup Phone Pairing”.
• When prompted, say “List Phones”.
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup Select Phone” and follow the prompts.
• The Uconnect威 Phone will play the phone names of all
button at any time while the
paired mobile phones in order from the highest to the • You can also press the
list is being played, and then choose the phone that
lowest priority. To “Select” or “Delete” a paired phone
you wish to select.
button and say “Sebeing announced, press the
lect” or “Delete”. Also, see the next two sections for an
• The selected phone will be used for the next phone
alternate way to “Select” or “Delete” a paired phone.
call. If the selected phone is not available, the
Uconnect威 Phone will return to using the highest
priority phone present in or near (approximately
within 30 ft (9 m)) the vehicle.
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Delete Uconnect威 Phone Paired Mobile Phones
• Press the
Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recognizing their voice commands or numbers, the Uconnect威 Phone
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
Voice Training feature may be used. To enter this training
“Setup Phone Pairing”.
mode, follow one of the two following procedures:
• At the next prompt, say “Delete” and follow the From outside the Uconnect威 Phone mode (e.g., from
prompts.
radio mode):
button to begin.
button at any time while the
• You can also press the
button for five seconds until
• Press and hold the
list is being played, and then choose the phone you
the session begins, or,
wish to delete.
button and say the “Voice Training”,
• Press the
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect姞
“System Training”, or “Start Voice Training” command.
Phone
You can either press the Uconnect威 Phone button to restore
Uconnect威 Phone Tutorial
the factory setting or repeat the words and phrases when
To hear a brief tutorial of the system features, press the prompted by the Uconnect威 Phone. For best results, the
Voice Training session should be completed when the vebutton and say “Uconnect威 Tutorial.”
hicle is parked with the engine running, all windows closed,
and the blower fan switched off.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 143
This procedure may be repeated with a new user. The • Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from
you.
Reset
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
• Press the
button.
during a Voice Command period.
• After the “Ready” prompt, and the following beep, say
• Performance is maximized under:
“Setup”, then “Reset”.
• low-to-medium blower setting,
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
• dry weather condition.
provide at least ½ in (1 cm) gap between the overhead
• Even though the system is designed for users speaking
console (if equipped) and the mirror.
in North American English, French, and Spanish ac• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
cents, the system may not always work for some.
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• When navigating through an automated system such • Even though international dialing for most number
as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
speaking the digit string, make sure to say “Send”.
number combinations may not be supported.
• Storing names in the phonebook when the vehicle is • In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
not in motion is recommended.
compromised with the convertible top down.
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding names Far End Audio Performance
in the Uconnect威 Phonebook.
• Audio quality is maximized under:
• Phonebook (Downloaded and Uconnect威 Phone Lo• low-to-medium blower setting,
cal) name recognition rate is optimized when the
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
entries are not similar.
• low road noise,
• Numbers must be spoken in single digits. “800” must
• smooth road surface,
be spoken “eight-zero-zero” not “eight hundred”.
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather conditions, and
• You can say “O” (letter “O”) for “0” (zero).
• operation from the driver’s seat.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 145
• Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness Read Messages:
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and
If you receive a new text message while your phone is
not the Uconnect威 Phone.
connected to Uconnect威 Phone, an announcement will be
• Echo at the phone far end can sometimes be reduced made to notify you that you have a new text message. If
you wish to hear the new message:
by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
button.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be • Press the
compromised with the convertible top down.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
Recent Calls
“SMS Read” or “Read Messages.”
If your phone supports “Automatic Phonebook Down- • Uconnect威 Phone will play the new text message for
load”, Uconnect威 Phone can list your Outgoing, Incomyou.
ing and Missed Calls.
After reading a message, you can “Reply” or “Forward”
SMS
the message using Uconnect威 Phone.
Uconnect威 Phone can read or send new messages on
your phone.
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Send Messages:
3. Where are you?
You can send messages using Uconnect威 Phone. To send 4.
a new message:
5.
button.
• Press the
6.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
7.
“SMS Send” or “Send Message.”
8.
• You can either say the message you wish to send or say
9.
“List Messages.” There are 20 preset messages.
I need more direction.
LOL
Why
I love you
Call me
button while the 10.
To send a message, press the
system is listing the message and say “Send.”
11.
Uconnect威 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
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?
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 147
16. Can this wait?
Bluetooth威 Communication Link
17. Bye for now
Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the
Uconnect威 Phone. When this happens, the connection
can generally be reestablished by switching the phone
off/on. Your mobile phone is recommended to remain in
Bluetooth威 ON mode.
18. When can we meet?
19. Send number to call
20. Start without me
Turn SMS Incoming Announcement ON/OFF
Power-Up
After switching the ignition from OFF to either the ON or
Turning the SMS Incoming Announcement OFF will stop ACC position, or after a language change, you must wait
the system from announcing the new incoming mes- at least fifteen seconds prior to using the system.
sages.
• Press the
button.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup, SMS Incoming Message Announcement,” you
will then be given a choice to change it.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 151
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
zero
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
star (*)
plus (+)
pound (#)
add location
all
call
cancel
confirmation prompts
continue
delete
dial
download
edit
emergency
English
erase all
Espanol
Francais
help
home
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language
list names
list phones
mobile
mute
mute off
new entry
no
other
pair a phone
phone pairing
phonebook
previous
record again
redial
return to main menu
select phone
send
set up
pairing
phone book
towing assistance
transfer call
Uconnect威 Tutorial
voice training
work
yes
return or main menu
select
phone settings or phone
set up
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 153
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
The Uconnect威 Voice Command system allows
following conditions:
you to control your AM, FM radio, disc player,
USB Mass Storage Class device, iPod family of
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
devices, Bluetooth Streaming Audio device,
the party responsible for compliance could void the
and a memo recorder.
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
NOTE: Take care to speak into the Voice Interface System as calmly and normally as possible. The ability of the
• This device must accept any interference received,
Voice Interface System to recognize user voice commands
including interference that may cause undesired opmay be negatively affected by rapid speaking or a raised
eration.
voice level.
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WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws. 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”.
button, you These commands are universal and can be used from any
When you press the Voice Command
will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to give a menu. All other commands can be used depending upon
command.
the active application.
NOTE: If you do not say a command within a few When using this system, you should speak clearly and at
seconds, the system will present you with a list of a normal speaking volume.
options.
The system will best recognize your speech if the winIf you ever wish to interrupt the system while it lists dows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan is
button, listen for set to low.
options, press the Voice Command
the beep, and say your command.
At any point, if the system does not recognize one of your
commands, you will be prompted to repeat it.
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To hear the first available Menu, press the Voice Com- Main Menu
button and say “Help” or “Main Menu”.
mand
Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
button. You may say “Main Menu” to switch to the
Commands
main menu.
The Voice Command system understands two types of
commands. Universal commands are available at all In this mode, you can say the following commands:
times. Local commands are available if the supported
• “Radio AM” (to switch to the radio AM mode)
radio mode is active.
• “Radio FM” (to switch to radio FM mode)
Changing The Volume
• “Disc” (to switch to the disc mode)
1. Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
button.
• “USB” (to switch to USB mode)
2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
• “Bluetooth Streaming” (to switch to Bluetooth威
Streaming mode)
3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the
volume to a comfortable level while the Voice Com- • “Memo” (to switch to the memo recorder)
mand system is speaking. Please note the volume
• “System Setup” (to switch to system setup)
setting for Voice Command is different than the audio
system.
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Radio AM (Or Radio Long Wave Or Radio
Medium Wave — If Equipped)
• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
• “Next Channel” (to select the next channel)
Radio FM
• “Previous Channel” (to select the previous channel)
To switch to the FM band, say “FM” or “Radio FM”. In
this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “List Channel” (to hear a list of available channels)
• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
To switch to the AM band, say “AM” or “Radio AM”. In
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
this mode, you may say the following commands:
Satellite Radio
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
To switch to satellite radio mode, say “Sat” or “Satellite
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
Radio”. In this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
• “Channel Number” (to change the channel by its
spoken number)
• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
• “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)
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Disc Mode
Bluetooth威 Streaming (BT) Mode
To switch to the disc mode, say “Disc”. In this mode, you To switch to Bluetooth威 Streaming (BT) mode, say
“Bluetooth Streaming”. In this mode, you may say the
may say the following commands:
following commands:
• “Track” (#) (to change the track)
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
• “List” (to list a Artist, Playlist, Album, Track, etc.)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
Memo Mode
USB Mode
To switch to USB mode, say “USB”. In this mode, you
may say the following commands:
To switch to the voice recorder mode, say “Memo”. In
this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “New Memo” (to record a new memo) — During the
recording, you may press the Voice Command
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
button to stop recording. You proceed by saying
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
one of the following commands:
– “Save” (to save the memo)
• “Play” (to play a Artist Name, Playlist Name, Album
– “Continue” (to continue recording)
Name, Track Name, etc.)
– “Delete” (to delete the recording)
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• “Play Memos” (to play previously recorded memos) —
During the playback you may press the Voice Combutton to stop playing memos. You promand
ceed by saying one of the following commands:
– “Repeat” (to repeat a memo)
– “Next” (to play the next memo)
– “Previous” (to play the previous memo)
– “Delete” (to delete a memo)
• “Change to setup”
• “Delete All” (to delete all memos)
• “Language Spanish”
Setup
• “Tutorial”
• “Main menu setup” or
• “Switch to setup”
In this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Language English”
• “Language French”
To switch to system setup, you may say on of the • “Voice Training”
following:
NOTE: Keep in mind that you have to press the Voice
button first and wait for the beep before
Command
• “Change to system setup”
speaking the “Barge In” commands.
• “Main menu system setup”
• “Switch to system setup”
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Voice Training
SEATS
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recog- Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the
nizing their voice commands or numbers the Uconnect威 vehicle.
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.
2. Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by
Uconnect威 Voice. For best results, the Voice Training
session should be completed when the vehicle is
parked, engine running, all windows closed, and the
blower fan switched off. This procedure may be repeated with a new user. The system will adapt to the
last trained voice only.
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.
• 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.
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Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
Power Seats
The power seat switches are located on the outboard side The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward.
of the front seat cushions. The power seat switches are Push the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will
used to control the position of the seat.
move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch
when the desired position has been reached.
Adjusting The Seat Up Or Down
The height of the seats can be adjusted up or down. Pull
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.
Tilting The Seat Up Or Down
Power Seat Switch
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.
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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.
Push the switch rearward to decrease the lumbar support. Pushing upward or downward on the switch will
raise and lower the position of the support.
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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.
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
within two to five 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.
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Manual Forward Or Rearward Adjustment
Manual Front Seatback Recline
The adjusting bar is located at the front of the seat, near
the floor. Pull the bar upward to move the seat forward or
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.
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.
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.
Recline Lever
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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.
Easy Entry Lever
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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 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.
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.
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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.
In 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. cancel the delay.
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If you turn the headlights off before the ignition, they will If vehicle is equipped with High Intensity Discharge
(HID) headlights, the front turn signal lamps provide the
turn off in the normal manner.
DRL function. If equipped, the DRL will flash when a
NOTE: The lights must be turned off within 45 seconds
turn signal is in operation, and return to DRL mode when
of placing the ignition in the OFF position to activate this
the turn signal is no longer flashing.
feature.
The Headlight delay time is programmable. Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/CustomerProgrammable Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
The headlights will come on as Daytime Running Lights
(DRL) whenever the ignition is placed in the RUN
position, the headlights are off and the parking brake is
released. The headlight switch must be used for normal
nighttime driving.
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.
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Lights-On Reminder
If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
is in the OFF position, a chime will sound to alert the
driver when the driver’s door is opened.
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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were switched on manually or are on because a door is
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
Interior Lights
Dome Light Position
Rotate the left dimmer control completely upward to the
second detent to turn on the interior lights. The interior
To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn off lights will remain on when the dimmer control is in this
automatically 10 minutes after the ignition is placed in position.
the OFF position. This will occur if the interior lights
The interior lights come on when a door is opened.
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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
The multifunction lever operates the windshield
Rotate the end of the multifunction lever to the first
wipers and washer when the ignition is placed in
detent past the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper
the ON/RUN or ACC position. The multifunction
operation, or to the second detent past the intermittent
lever is located on the left side of the steering column.
settings for high-speed wiper operation.
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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.
Intermittent Wiper System
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
Use the intermittent wiper when weather conditions pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the
make a single wiping cycle with a variable pause be- windshield. The wash function must be used in order to
tween cycles desirable. Rotate the end of the multifunc- spray the windshield with washer fluid.
tion lever to the first detent position, and then turn the Windshield Washers
end of the lever to select the desired delay interval. There
To use the washer, push the multifunction lever inward
are five delay settings, which allow you to regulate the
(toward the steering column) and hold it for as long as
wipe interval from a minimum of one cycle every second
washer spray is desired.
to a maximum of approximately 18 seconds between
cycles. The delay intervals will double in duration when
the vehicle speed is 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.
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If you activate the washer while the windshield wiper
control is in the delay range, the wipers will operate for
three wipe cycles after releasing the multifunction lever
and then resume the intermittent interval previously
selected.
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only)
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
if the headlight switch is placed in the A (AUTO)
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.
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TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or
shorten the steering column. The tilt/telescoping control
handle is located below the steering wheel at the end of
the steering column.
To unlock the steering column, push the lever downward
(toward the floor). 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.
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.
Tilt/Telescoping Column Lever
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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.
Electronic Speed Control Buttons
1 — ON/OFF
4 — CANCEL
2 — RES +
3 — SET -
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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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184 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph
(1.6 km/h) increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL
the button results in an increase of 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the
vehicle will deactivate Electronic Speed Control without To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is
erasing the set speed memory. Pressing the ON/OFF set, push the SET (-) button. If the button is continually
button or turning the ignition switch OFF erases the set held in the SET (-) position, the set speed will continue to
decrease until the button is released. Release the button
speed memory.
when the desired speed is reached, and the new set speed
To Resume Speed
will be established.
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+)
Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed
(1.6 km/h) decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
above 20 mph (32 km/h).
the button results in a decrease of 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
To Vary The Speed Setting
To Accelerate For Passing
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can inPress the accelerator as you would normally. When the
crease speed by pushing the RES (+) button. If the button
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
is continually pressed, the set speed will continue to
increase until the button is released, then the new set
speed will be established.
To Deactivate
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 185
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
PARKSENSE姞 REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the EQUIPPED
The ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist system provides visual
vehicle set speed.
and audible indications of the distance between the rear
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
fascia and a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g. durspeed up and down hills. A slight speed change on
ing a parking maneuver. Refer to ParkSense威 System
moderate hills is normal.
Usage Precautions for limitations of this system and
On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so recommendations.
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed
ParkSense威 will retain the last system state (enabled or
Control.
disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is
changed to the ON/RUN position.
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威 can be active only when the shift lever is in
REVERSE. If ParkSense威 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).
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186 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
ParkSense姞 Sensors
ParkSense姞 Display
The four ParkSense威 sensors, located in the rear fascia/ When the vehicle is in REVERSE, the warning display
bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is within will turn ON indicating the system status.
the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect obstacles
from approximately 12 in (30 cm) up to 79 in (200 cm) from
the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal direction, depending on the location, type and orientation of the obstacle.
ParkSense姞 Warning Display
The ParkSense威 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威 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.
Park Assist Ready
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 187
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 object the EVIC
display will show fewer arcs and the sound tone will
change from slow, to fast, to continuous.
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Park Assist System Off
Slow Tone
188 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Fast Tone
Continuous Tone
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 189
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:
Rear Distance
(in/cm)
Audible Alert
Chime
Display Message
Greater than
79 in (200 cm)
None
Arcs
Park Assist
System ON
None
Radio Mute
No
WARNING ALERTS
79-39 in
39-25 in
(200-100 cm)
(100-65 cm)
Single 1/2
Slow
Second Tone
Warning Object
Warning Object
Detected
Detected
3 Solid
3 Slow
(Continuous)
Flashing
Yes
Yes
NOTE: ParkSense威 will MUTE the radio, if on, when the
system is sounding an audio tone.
25-12 in
(65-30 cm)
Fast
Less than
12 in (30 cm)
Continuous
Warning Object
Detected
2 Slow
Flashing
Yes
Warning Object
Detected
1 Slow
Flashing
Yes
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190 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Enabling/Disabling ParkSense姞
Service The ParkSense姞 Rear Park Assist System
ParkSense威 can be enabled and disabled through the
Customer-Programmable Features section of the EVIC.
The available choices are: OFF, Sound Only, or Sound and
Display. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
When the ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist System is malfunctioning, the instrument cluster will actuate a single
chime, once per ignition cycle, and it will display the
“CLEAN PARK ASSIST”, “SERVICE PARK ASSIST” or
“SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message. Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the
system has detected a faulted condition, the EVIC will
display the “CLEAN PARK ASSIST” or the “SERVICE
PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message for as long as the
vehicle is in REVERSE. Under this condition, ParkSense威
will not operate.
When ParkSense威 is disabled, the instrument cluster will
display the “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for
approximately five seconds. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information. When the
shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the system is
disabled, the EVIC will display the “PARK ASSIST SYS- If “CLEAN PARK ASSIST” appears in the Electronic
TEM OFF” message for as long as the vehicle is in Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) make sure the rear
fascia/bumper is clean and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt
REVERSE.
or other obstruction and then cycle the ignition. If the
message continues to appear see an authorized dealer.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 191
If “SERVICE PARK ASSIST” or “SERVICE PARK ASSIST • When you turn ParkSense威 off, the instrument cluster
SYSTEM” appears in the EVIC, see an authorized dealer.
will display “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF.” Furthermore, once you turn ParkSense威 off, it remains off until
Cleaning The ParkSense姞 System
you turn it on again, even if you cycle the ignition key.
Clean the ParkSense威 sensors with water, car wash soap
and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not • When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
position and ParkSense威 is turned off, the EVIC will
scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could damdisplay “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for as
age the sensors.
long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
ParkSense姞 System Usage Precautions
• ParkSense威, when on, will MUTE the radio when it is
NOTE:
sounding a tone.
• Ensure that the rear bumper is free of snow, ice, mud, • Clean the ParkSense威 sensors regularly, taking care not
dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense威 system operatto scratch or damage them. The sensors must not be
ing properly.
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威 system might not detect an
affect the performance of ParkSense威.
obstacle behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide
a false indication that an obstacle is behind the
fascia/bumper.
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192 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
• Objects such as bicycle carriers, trailer hitches, etc.,
must not be placed within 12 in (30 cm) from the rear
fascia/bumper while driving the vehicle. Failure to do
so can result in the system misinterpreting a close
object as a sensor problem, causing the “SERVICE
PARK ASSIST” message to be displayed in the EVIC.
• On vehicles equipped with a tailgate, ParkSense威
should be disabled when the tailgate is in the lowered
or open position and the vehicle is in REVERSE. A
lowered tailgate could provide a false indication that
an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
CAUTION!
• ParkSense威 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威 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威.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 193
WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even
when using the Rear Park Assist system. Always
check carefully behind your vehicle, look behind
you, and be sure to check for pedestrians, animals,
other vehicles, obstructions, and blind spots before
backing up. You are responsible for safety and must
continue to pay attention to your surroundings.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
• Before using the Rear Park Assist system, it is
strongly recommended that the ball mount and
hitch ball assembly is disconnected from the vehicle when the vehicle is not used for towing.
Failure to do so can result in injury or damage to
vehicles or obstacles because the hitch ball will be
much closer to the obstacle than the rear fascia
when the loudspeaker sounds the continuous tone.
Also, the sensors could detect the ball mount and
hitch ball assembly, depending on its size and
shape, giving a false indication that an obstacle is
behind the vehicle.
(Continued)
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194 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
Courtesy/Reading Lights
The overhead console contains courtesy/reading lights At the forward end of the overhead console are two
and sunglass storage. Universal Garage Door Opener courtesy/reading lights.
(HomeLink威) button and a power sunroof switch may Press the lens to turn on the light. Press it a second time
also be included, if equipped.
to turn off the light.
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
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 195
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLink威 replaces up to three hand-held transmitters
that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security systems. The
HomeLink威 unit is powered by your vehicles 12 Volt
battery.
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The HomeLink威 buttons that are located in the overhead
console designate the three different HomeLink威 channels.
HomeLink威 Buttons
NOTE: HomeLink威 is disabled when the Vehicle Security
Alarm is active.
196 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Before You Begin Programming HomeLink姞
NOTE:
Be sure that your vehicle is parked outside of the garage • Erasing all channels should only be performed when
before you begin programming.
programming HomeLink威 for the first time. Do not
erase
channels when programming additional buttons.
For more efficient programming and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal it is recommended that • If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
the device that is being programmed to the HomeLink威
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
system.
Programming A Rolling Code
Erase all channels before you begin programming. To
erase the channels place the ignition in the ON/RUN For programming garage door openers that were manuposition and press and hold the two outside HomeLink威 factured after 1995. These garage door openers can be
buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds. The Electronic identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button located
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will display “CLEAR- where the hanging antenna is attached to the garage door
ING CHANNELS”. Release the buttons when the EVIC opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to
open and close the door. The name and color of the
displays “CHANNELS CLEARED”.
button may vary by manufacturer.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 197
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威 button you wish to
program.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink威
button you want to program and the hand-held transmitter button.
4. Continue to hold buttons until the EVIC display changes
from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to “CHANNEL #
TRAINED”, then release both buttons.
Training The Garage Door Opener
1 — Door Opener
2 — Training Button
NOTE:
• It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cased
for the channel to train.
• If the EVIC displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat from
Step 2.
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198 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
5. At the garage door opener motor (in the garage),
locate the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. This can
usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is
attached to the garage door opener/device motor.
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.
To program the remaining two HomeLink威 buttons,
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
erase the channels.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
follow these steps:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next 2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until
step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
the EVIC displays “CHANNEL # TRAINING” Do not
release the button.
6. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed
HomeLink威 button twice (holding the button for two
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programseconds each time). The EVIC will display “CHANNEL #
ming A Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all remaining
TRANSMIT”. If the garage door opener/device activates,
steps.
programming is complete.
NOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not activate, press the button a third time (for two seconds) to
complete the training.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 199
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
NOTE:
For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured • It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cased
before 1995.
for the channel to train.
• If the EVIC displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat from
Step 2.
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to
8 cm) away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to 5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink威 button.
program.
The EVIC will display “CHANNEL # TRANSMIT”. If
the garage door opener/device activates, program3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink威
ming is complete.
button you want to program and the hand-held trans1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
To program the remaining two HomeLink威 buttons,
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
4. Continue to hold buttons until the EVIC display changes
erase the channels.
from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to “CHANNEL #
TRAINED”, then release both buttons.
mitter button.
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200 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter signals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transTo reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
mission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink威
follow these steps:
to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
time-out in the same manner.
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
not release the button.
door or gate motor.
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programming A Non-Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
remaining steps.
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to
8 cm) away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
program.
For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after 3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink威
several seconds of transmission.
button while you press and release (“cycle”), your
hand-held transmitter every two seconds.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 201
4. Continue to hold buttons until the EVIC display changes Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button
from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to “CHANNEL # To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
TRAINED”, then release both buttons.
follow these steps:
NOTE:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
• It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cased
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until
for the channel to train.
the EVIC displays “CHANNEL # TRAINING” Do not
release the button.
• If the EVIC displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat from
Step 2.
3. Without releasing the button proceed with
“Canadian/Gate Operator Programming” Step 2 and
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink威 button.
follow all remaining steps.
The EVIC will display “CHANNEL # TRANSMIT”. If
the device is plugged in and activates, programming is
complete.
If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for
programming, plug it back in at this time.
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202 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Using HomeLink姞
Troubleshooting Tips
To operate, press and release the programmed
HomeLink威 button. Activation will now occur for the
programmed device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operator, security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting, etc.,). The hand-held transmitter of the device may
also be used at any time.
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink威, here
are some of the most common solutions:
Security
• 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.
• 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
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
in your vehicle.
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
To erase the channels press and hold the two outside www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
HomeLink威 buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds. The
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will display
“CLEARING CHANNELS”. Release the buttons when
the EVIC displays “CHANNELS CLEARED”.
The HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver is disabled when
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 203
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.
• 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.
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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204 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 in a vehicle with the key in
the ignition switch (or with the ignition in the
Accessory or Run position, for vehicles equipped
with Keyless Enter-N-Go™). 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.
• 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.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 205
Opening Sunroof — Express
Closing Sunroof — Express
Press the switch rearward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will open automatically from any
position. The sunroof will open fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Open”. During Express
Open operation, any movement of the sunroof switch
will stop the sunroof.
Press the switch forward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will close automatically from any
position. The sunroof will close fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Close”. During Express
Close operation, any movement of the switch will stop
the sunroof.
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
To open the sunroof, press and hold the switch rearward
to full open. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
opened condition until the switch is pushed and held
rearward again.
To close the sunroof, press and hold the switch in the
forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
closed condition until the switch is pushed and held
forward again.
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206 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
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.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 207
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 sec- converted by your authorized dealer to provide power
onds 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威 knob and
feature.
element must be used.
For Vehicles Equipped With The EVIC
Ignition Off Operation
The power sunroof switch will remain active for up to
approximately ten minutes after the ignition switch is
turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door
will cancel this feature.
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208 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
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 209
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
210 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
CAUTION! (Continued)
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.
• 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.
• 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.
CAUTION!
• 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.
(Continued)
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 211
CUPHOLDERS
Illuminated Front Cupholders — If Equipped
Front Cupholders
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.
The front cupholders are located in the center console.
Front Cupholders
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Rear Cupholders
CONSOLE FEATURES
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.
Sliding Center Console Armrest
Rear Cupholders
The center console armrest slides forward with three
detents to provide flexibility for comfort, cupholder use
and shifting ease.
Sliding Console Armrest
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 213
Console Storage
The center console has a storage compartment located
underneath the armrest, and also contains a 12 Volt
power outlet, a molded-in coin holder (designed to hold
various size coins). The center console may also be
equipped with a Universal Consumer Interface (UCI).
UCI supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod威 and
iPhone威 devices. Refer to “Universal Consumer Interface
(UCI) — If Equipped” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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Center Console
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WARNING!
Do not operate this vehicle with a console compartment lid in the open position. Cellular phones, music
players, and other handheld electronic devices
should be stowed while driving. Use of these devices
while driving can cause an accident due to distraction, resulting in death or injury.
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Rear Window Defroster
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.
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.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CONTENTS
䡵 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .218
▫ Sport Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
▫ Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Display — If Equipped . .239
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS . . . . .220
▫ Driver-Selectable Surround Sound (DSS) – If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
䡵 ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION
CENTER (EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
▫ Compass Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
▫ System Warnings (Customer Information
Features). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
▫ Engine Oil Change Indicator System . . . . . . . .235
▫ Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
▫ Trip Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
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216 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
䡵 UCONNECT威 730N/430/430N CD/DVD/HDD/
NAV — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
▫ Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD
and MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
▫ Operating Instructions (Voice Command
System) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
▫ Operating Instructions (Uconnect威 Phone) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
䡵 UCONNECT威 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode. . . . . . .249
▫ Operation Instructions — CD MODE For
CD And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252
▫ Notes on Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
▫ LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) . . . . . . .268
▫ INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) . . . . . .269
▫ Operating Instructions (Uconnect威 Phone) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
▫ Uconnect威 Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
䡵 iPod威/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED . .274
▫ Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode . . . . .257
▫ Connecting The iPod威 Or External USB
Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
䡵 Uconnect威 130 WITH SATELLITE RADIO. . . . . .258
▫ Using This Feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode. . . . . . .258
▫ Controlling The iPod威 Or External USB Device
Using Radio Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 217
▫ Play Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276 䡵 CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . .284
▫ List Or Browse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278 䡵 RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES . .284
▫ Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA) . . . . . . . . .280 䡵 CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
䡵 HARMAN KARDON威 Logic7威 HIGH
PERFORMANCE MULTICHANNEL SURROUND
SOUND SYSTEM WITH DRIVER-SELECTABLE
SURROUND (DSS) — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . .281
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . .285
䡵 STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
▫ Manual Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
▫ Automatic Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
▫ Blower Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291
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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 219
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
1. Fuel Gauge
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
the ignition switch is placed in the ON/RUN position.
2. Trip Odometer Button
4. Electronic Speed Control Indicator Light
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is on.
5. Tachometer
The red segments indicate the maximum permissible engine
Press this button to change the display from odometer to
revolutions per minute (RPM x 1000) for each gear range.
either of two trip odometer settings. The letter “A” or “B”
Ease up on the accelerator before reaching the red area.
will appear when in the trip odometer mode. Push in and
hold the button for two seconds to reset the trip odometer 6. Charging System Warning Light
to 0 miles (km). The odometer must be in TRIP mode to
This light shows the status of the electrical charging
reset it.
system. The light should turn on when the ignition
switch
is
placed in the ON/RUN position and remain on
3. Speedometer
briefly as a bulb check. If the light stays on or turns on while
Indicates vehicle speed.
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 charging
system is experiencing a problem. See your local authorized
dealer to obtain service immediately.
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If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting If the light is flashing when the engine is running,
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
immediate service is required. In this case, you may
experience reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle
7. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light
or engine stall, and your vehicle may require towing.
This light will turn on briefly as a bulb check
Also, have the system checked by an authorized dealer if
when the ignition switch is placed in the ON/
the light does not come on during starting.
RUN position. This light will also turn on while
the engine is running if there is a problem with the 8. Temperature Gauge
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system.
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperaIf 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.
ture. 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,
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
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CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads
“H,” 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 “H,” and you hear a chime, turn the
engine OFF immediately and call 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
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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11. Engine Temperature Warning Light
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.
This light will turn on and a single chime will
sound to warn of an overheated engine condition.
When this light turns on, the engine temperature is
critically hot. Further overheating will cause a continuous chime will sound for 4 minutes or until the engine is
allowed to cool. If the light turns on while driving, safely
pull over and stop the vehicle. The vehicle should be NOTE:
turned OFF immediately and serviced as soon as posThe “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC Activation/
sible. (Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
Malfunction Indicator Light” come on momentarily each
Do In Emergencies” for further information).
time the ignition switch is turned to ON/RUN.
12. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/
Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the ESC
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
system will be ON, even if it was turned off previously.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON/ when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
RUN position. It should go out with the engine when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver that
running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator caused the ESC activation.
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13. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator 15. High Beam Indicator
Light — If Equipped
This indicator will turn on when the high beam
headlights are on. Push the multifunction lever
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Conaway from the steering wheel to switch the headlights to
trol (ESC) is off.
high beam.
14. Oil Pressure Warning Light
16. Seat Belt Reminder Light
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds as
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
light should turn on momentarily when the engine is
placed in ON/RUN. A chime will sound if the
started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
driver’s
seat belt is unbuckled during the bulb check. The
vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A
Seat
Belt
Warning Light will flash or remain on continuchime will sound when this light turns on.
ously if the driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled after the
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
bulb check or when driving. Refer to “Occupant ReThis light does not indicate how much oil is in the engine.
straints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your VeThe engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
hicle” for further information.
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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 Area
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- The EVIC features a driver-interactive display, for further
vidual trip mileage. Refer to “Trip Odometer Button” for information refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”.
additional information.
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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
proximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has
inspected by an authorized dealer.
tires of a different size than the size indicated on the
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position. determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that illumiapplied. It does not show the degree of brake application. nates a low tire pressure telltale when one or more of your
tires is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the
21. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and
This light will flash at a fast rate for approxi- check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the
mately 15 seconds, when the vehicle security proper pressure. Driving on a significantly under-inflated
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
until the vehicle is disarmed.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread
life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping
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.
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
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.
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 may stay 25. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
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,
onboard diagnostic system called OBD. The OBD
then the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system is not
system monitors engine and automatic transmission
functioning and service is required. However, the concontrol systems. The MIL will turn on when the ignition is in
ventional brake system will continue to operate normally
the ON/RUN position before engine start. If the MIL does
if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
not come on when turning the key from OFF to ON/RUN,
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced 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 MIL on could cause
damage to the engine control system. It also could
affect fuel economy and drivability. 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 which 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 (EVIC)
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This system conveniently allows the driver to select a • Outside Temperature Display
variety of useful information by pressing the switches
• Trip Computer Functions
mounted on the steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the
following:
• Uconnect威 phone (If Equipped)
• System Status
• Uconnect威 gps Screens (If Equipped)
• Vehicle Information Warning Message Displays
• Audio Mode Display
• Tire Pressure Monitor System
• Surround Sound Modes (if equipped with DriverSelectable Surround [DSS])
• Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
• Compass Display
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The system allows the driver to select information by MENU Button
pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
Press and release the MENU button to access
wheel:
the main menu, or to return to the main menu
from the sub-menus.
UP Button
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
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SELECT Button
• Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single
chime)
Press and release the SELECT button for access
to main menus, sub-menus or to select a per- • Right Rear Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single chime)
sonal setting in the setup menu. Press and hold
• Personal Settings Not Available – Vehicle Not in PARK
the SELECT button for two seconds to reset
• Door Ajar
features.
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
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• Clearing Channels
• Wrong Key
• Channels Cleared
• Damaged Key
• Did Not Train
• Key not Programmed
• Low Tire Pressure (with a single chime)
• Vehicle Not in Park
• Service TPM System (with a single chime)
• Key Fob Not Detected
• ESC Off – Electronic Stability Control is deactivated
• Press Brake & Push Button to Start
• ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator) — if equipped
• Push Button or Insert Key/Turn To Run (refer to
“Remote Starting System” in “Things To Know Before
Starting Your Vehicle”)
• Check Gascap
• Key Fob Battery Low
• Service Keyless System
• 1–4 SKIPSHIFT
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Engine Oil Change Indicator System
Vehicles Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go™
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE
START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
ON/RUN position (Do not start the engine.)
indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message
will flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10 sec- 2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
onds after a single chime has sounded, to indicate the
within 10 seconds.
next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
3. Without pressing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
START/STOP button once to return the ignition to the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate, dependent
OFF/LOCK position.
upon your personal driving style.
Vehicles Not Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go™
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position (Do
position or cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position if
not start the engine.)
equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™. To turn off the
message temporarily, press and release the MENU but- 2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
within 10 seconds.
ton. To reset the oil change indicator system (after
performing the scheduled maintenance) refer to the fol- 3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
lowing procedure.
Oil Change Required
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NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you Press the UP or DOWN buttons to cycle through all the
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not Trip Computer functions.
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
The Trip Functions mode displays the following.
Trip Functions
• Average Fuel Economy / Fuel Saver Mode — If
Press and release the MENU button until one of the
Equipped
following Trip Functions displays in the EVIC:
• Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset.
• Average Fuel Economy/Fuel Saver Mode
When the fuel economy is reset, the display will read
“RESET” or show dashes for two seconds. Then, the
• Distance To Empty
history information will be erased, and the averaging
• Trip A
will continue from the last fuel average reading before
the reset.
• Trip B
• Elapsed Time
• Display Units of Measure in
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• The FUEL SAVER MODE message will display above • This feature allows you to monitor when you are driving
the average fuel economy in the EVIC display. This
in a fuel efficient manner, and it can be used to modify
message will appear whenever the Multi-Displacement
driving habits in order to increase fuel economy.
System (MDS) (if equipped) allows the engine to operate on four cylinders, or if you are driving in a fuel
efficient manner.
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Fuel Saver Mode–Off
Fuel Saver Mode–On
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• Distance To Empty (DTE)
• Trip A
• Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with • Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the
last reset.
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance
is determined by a weighted average of the instanta• Trip B
neous and average fuel economy, according to the
current fuel tank level. DTE cannot be reset through • Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the
last reset.
the SELECT button.
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle • Elapsed Time
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of
• Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
reset when the ignition switch is in the ACC position.
• When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
Elapsed time will increment when the ignition switch
is in the ON or START position.
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will
change to a text display of ⬙LOW FUEL.⬙ This display
• Display Units of Measure in
will continue until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding
a significant amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off • To make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until “ENGLISH” or “METRIC” appears.
the ⬙LOW FUEL⬙ text and a new DTE value will
display.
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To Reset The Display
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Display — If Equipped
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.)
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.
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Sport Mode
This light will illuminate when the sport mode
is selected. This mode provides performance
based tuning. For further information, refer to
”Sport Mode” in “Starting And Operating”.
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.
While in the Surround Sound menu, press the SELECT
button to change surround modes. The Video Surround
Mode will only be available for video media sources
(DVDs, Video CDs, or other video media supported by
the radio).
Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Starting And Operating” for more information.
Compass Display
NOTE: Under certain conditions, the display may be MENU Button
superseded by another display of higher priority. But
The compass readings indicate the direction
when the ignition switch position is changed, the display
the vehicle is facing. Press and release the
always re-appears.
MENU button until “Compass” displays in the
EVIC.
Driver-Selectable Surround Sound (DSS) – If
Equipped
NOTE: The system will display the last known outside
Press and release the MENU button until “Surround temperature when starting the vehicle and may need to
Sound” displays in the EVIC. The EVIC provides infor- be driven several minutes before the updated temperamation on the current surround mode.
ture is displayed. Engine temperature can also affect the
displayed temperature; therefore, temperature readings
• Stereo
are not updated when the vehicle is not moving.
• Surround Sound
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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 calibranew, the compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will
tion. The message “CAL” will display in the EVIC.
display “CAL” until the compass is calibrated. You may
5. Slowly complete one or more 360-degree turns (in an
also calibrate the compass by completing one or more
area free from large metal or metallic objects) until the
360 degree turns (in an area free from large metal or
“CAL” message turns off. The compass will now
metallic objects) until the “CAL” message displayed in
function normally.
the EVIC turns off. The compass will now function
normally.
Compass Variance
Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
If the compass appears erratic and the “CAL” message North and Geographic North. To compensate for the
does not appear in the EVIC display, you must put the differences, the variance should be set for the zone where
compass into the Calibration Mode manually as follows: the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly set,
the compass will automatically compensate for the differ1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
ences and provide the most accurate compass heading.
Manual Compass Calibration
2. Press and release the MENU button until Personal
Settings displays in the EVIC.
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242 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of 1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
the instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Mobile Phones,
2. Press and release the MENU button until Personal
Laptops 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.
Compass Variance Map
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System Warnings (Customer Information
Features)
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features)
Press and release the MENU button until “SYSTEM Personal Settings allows the driver to set and recall
WARNINGS” displays in the EVIC. Then, press the Up or features when the transmission is in PARK.
DOWN button to display any one of the following Press and release the MENU button until Personal Setchoices.
tings displays in the EVIC.
• Oil Temperature
Use the UP or DOWN button to display one of the
Shows the actual oil temperature.
following choices.
• Oil Pressure
Language
When in this display you may select one of three languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
• Tire Pressure
functions and the Uconnect威 gps (if equipped). Press the
Shows the actual tire pressure for each tire (EXCLUDING SELECT button while in this display to select English,
THE SPARE TIRE).
Espanol, or Francais. Then, as you continue, the information will display in the selected language.
Shows the actual oil pressure.
NOTE: The EVIC will not change the Uconnect威 language selection.
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Unlock Doors Automatically on Exit
When ON is selected, both doors will unlock when the
vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the PARK or
NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is opened. To
make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
Remote Key Unlock
When Driver Door 1st Press is selected, only the driver’s
door will unlock on the first press of the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When Driver
Door 1st Press is selected, you must press the RKE
transmitter UNLOCK button twice to unlock the passenger door. When All Doors 1st Press is selected, both of
the doors will unlock on the first press of the RKE
transmitter UNLOCK button. To make your selection,
press and release the SELECT button until “Driver Door
1st Press” or “All Doors 1st Press” appears.
NOTE: If the vehicle is equipped with Keyless EnterN-Go (Passive Entry) and the EVIC is programmed to
Unlock All Doors 1st Press, all doors will unlock no
matter which Passive Entry equipped door handle is
grasped. If Driver Door 1st Press is programmed, only
the driver’s door will unlock when the driver’s door is
grasped. With Passive Entry, if Driver Door 1st Press is
programmed touching the handle more than once will
only result in the driver’s door opening. If driver door
first is selected, once the driver door is opened, the
interior door lock/unlock switch can be used to unlock
all doors (or use RKE transmitter).
Remote Start Comfort Sys.
When this feature is selected and the remote start is
activated, the heated steering wheel and driver heated
seat features will automatically turn on in cold weather.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 245
These features will stay on through the duration of
remote start or until the key is turned to RUN. 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.
Sound Horn with Remote Key Lock
When ON is selected, a short horn sound will occur when
the RKE transmitter LOCK button is pressed. This feature
may be selected with or without the Flash Lights with
Remote Key Lock feature. To make your selection, press
and release the SELECT button until “ON” or “OFF”
appears.
Horn With Remote Start
When this feature is selected, a short horn sound will
occur when the RKE transmitter REMOTE START button
is pressed. 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.
Flash Lights with Remote Key Lock
When ON is selected, the front and rear turn signals will
flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the
RKE transmitter. This feature may be selected with or
without the sound horn on lock feature selected. To make
your selection, press and release the SELECT button until
“ON” or “OFF” appears.
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Headlamps On with Wipers (Available with Auto
Headlamps Only)
When ON is selected, and the headlight switch is in the
AUTO (A) position, the headlamps will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on. The
headlamps 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
Display ECO Mode — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect威 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.
The “ECO” message is located in the Compass/
Temperature display; this message can be turned on or
off. To make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry)
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
Turn-by-Turn Navigation — If Equipped
next to the feature showing the system has been activated
When ON is selected, the Turn-by-Turn directions will or the check-mark is removed showing the system has
appear in the display as the vehicle approaches a desig- been deactivated. Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in
nated turn within a programmed route. To make your “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
selection, press and release the SELECT button until
“ON” or “OFF” appears.
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Enable/Disable the Rear Park Assist System
UCONNECT姞 730N/430/430N CD/DVD/HDD/NAV —
The Rear Park Assist system will scan for objects behind IF EQUIPPED
the vehicle when the transmission is in the REVERSE Refer to your Uconnect威 730N, 430 or 430N user’s
position and the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph manual for detailed operating instructions.
(18 km/h). The system can be enabled with Sound Only,
Operating Instructions (Voice Command
Sound and Display, or turned OFF through the EVIC. To
System) — If Equipped
make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until a check-mark appears next to the feature Refer to “Voice Command” for further details.
showing the system has been activated or the check-mark Operating Instructions (Uconnect姞 Phone) — If
is removed showing the system has been deactivated. Equipped
Refer to “Rear Park Assist System” in “Understanding
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for system function and Refer to “Uconnect威 Phone” for further details.
operating information.
Display Units of Measure In
The EVIC, odometer, and Uconnect威 gps (if equipped)
can be changed between English and Metric units of
measure. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until “ENGLISH” or “METRIC” appears.
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UCONNECT姞 130
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the 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
Uconnect威 130
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.
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3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
will begin to blink.
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio 4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL conanother selection. Holding either button will bypass
trol knob to save time change.
stations without stopping, until you release it.
5. To exit, press any button/knob, or wait five seconds.
TIME Button
RW/FF
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
and radio frequency.
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
Clock Setting Procedure
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink. AM or FM frequencies.
SEEK Buttons
TUNE Control
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
SCROLL control knob.
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the front and rear speakers.
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
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
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
Memory
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
treble tones.
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/ window. Select the button (1 to 6) you wish to lock onto
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the 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
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
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SET/RND button, the station will continue to play but DISC Button
will not be stored into pushbutton memory.
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from
You may add a second station to each pushbutton by AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the MP3 Audio Play
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 NOTE:
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory. • The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
to operate the radio.
pressing the pushbutton twice.
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
button number will display.
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
stations).
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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.
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!
• 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威 130 is a single CD player. Do not
attempt to insert a second CD if one is already
loaded.
• 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.
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EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
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
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed, Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
RW/FF
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on Press and hold the FF (Fast Forward) button and the CD
player will begin to fast forward until FF is released, or
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
RW or another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse)
SEEK Button
button works in a similar manner.
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
AM/FM Button
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
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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
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
files properly and may be unable to play the file norPress the right SEEK button to move to the next ranmally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
domly selected track.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
Play.
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
• Maximum number of files: 255
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3 file • Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
recording media and formats are limited. When writing
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers of
MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to display
the file name and folder name, and will assign a number
Supported Media (Disc Types)
instead. With a maximum number of files, exceeding
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
20 folders will result in this display. With 200 files,
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
exceeding 50 folders will result in this display.)
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• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threecharacter extension)
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threecharacter extension)
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
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.
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.
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
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
VBR bit rate.
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
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ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
supported by the radios.
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not before writing to the disc.
supported.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
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.
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 cassette player, 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
increase with more files and folders
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Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or
time of day will display for five seconds (when ignition is ACC position to operate the radio.
OFF).
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Uconnect姞 130 WITH SATELLITE RADIO
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威 130
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SEEK Buttons
TIME Button
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping, until you release it.
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
and radio frequency.
Voice Command System (Radio) — If Equipped
Refer to “Voice Command” for further details.
Voice Command Button Uconnect威 Phone — If
Equipped
Clock Setting Procedure
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob.
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威 Phone feature 4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL con(if equipped). Refer to “Voice Command” for further
trol knob to save time change.
details.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not 5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With Uconnect
Phone” message will display on the radio screen.
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The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button.
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the
SETUP button, use the TUNE/SCROLL control to select
SET CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure,
starting at Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite
radio, press the SETUP button and then follow the above
procedure, starting at Step 2.
INFO Button
TUNE Control
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
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
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
treble tones.
AM or FM frequencies.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/ format types:
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
16-Digit Character
Program Type
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Display
No program type or
None
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
undefined
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
Adult Hits
Adlt Hit
the front and rear speakers.
Classical
Classicl
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
Classic Rock
Cls Rock
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
College
College
MUSIC TYPE Button
Country
Country
Foreign
Language
Language
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
Information
Inform
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within
Jazz
Jazz
five seconds will allow the program format type to be
News
News
selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
Nostalgia
Nostalga
Music Type information.
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Program Type
Oldies
Personality
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
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon is
displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
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
save time change.
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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.
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
You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will allow you to switch
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
from AM/FM modes to DISC/AUX mode.
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
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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威 130 is a single CD player. Do not
attempt to insert a second CD if one is already
loaded.
• 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.
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EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
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
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed, Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
RW/FF
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
SEEK Button
works in a similar manner.
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
AM/FM Button
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
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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
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
files properly and may be unable to play the file norPress the right SEEK button to move to the next ranmally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
domly selected track.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
Press the SET/RND button a second time to stop Random Play.
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
• Maximum number of files: 255
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3 file • Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
recording media and formats are limited. When writing
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers of
MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to display
the file name and folder name, and will assign a number
Supported Media (Disc Types)
instead. With a maximum number of files, exceeding
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
20 folders will result in this display. With 200 files,
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
exceeding 50 folders will result in this display.)
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 267
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threecharacter extension)
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threecharacter extension)
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
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.
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.
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
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
VBR bit rates.
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
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ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title • Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
supported.
before writing to the disc.
Playback of MP3 Files
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a
time to start playing the MP3 files.
folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the
by the following:
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than playable files).
CD-R media
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
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INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
device’s volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio
Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed is not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the
AUX audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume
time⬙ priority mode.
down.
Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
more and the radio will display song titles for each file. TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
time of day will display for five seconds (when the
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
ignition is OFF).
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
Operating Instructions (Uconnect姞 Phone) — If
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which Equipped
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3 player or cassette player and utilize the vehicle’s Refer to “Uconnect威 Phone” for further details.
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
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radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welcome
kit that contains general information, including how
to setup your on-line listening account. For further
Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcastinformation, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474, or
ing technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com, or at
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite
www.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian residents.
Radio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for chil- Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
dren, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios. Number (ESN/SID)
Uconnect姞 Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If
Equipped
NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has
limited coverage in Alaska.
Please have the following information available when
calling:
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID).
Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you may
begin listening immediately to the one year of audio 2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
service that is included with the factory-installed satellite
System Activation
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 271
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 posi- on or above the antenna.
tion and the radio on, press the SETUP button and scroll
Reception Quality
using the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID is
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.
Selecting Uconnect威 Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the
Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display. A
form of short audio mutes.
CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
mode.
cause intermittent reception.
Satellite Antenna
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
cause signal blockage.
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause
To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
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Operating Instructions - Uconnect威 Multimedia
(Satellite) Mode
INFO Button
SCAN Button
TUNE Control (Rotary)
Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display informaNOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or tion between Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if available). Also, pressing and holding the INFO button for an
ACC position to operate the radio.
additional three seconds will make the radio display the
SEEK Buttons
Song Title all of the time (press and hold again to return
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next to normal display).
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
RW/FF
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the
direction of the arrows.
without stopping until you release it.
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
the next channel, pausing for eight seconds before con- to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel.
tinuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN
button a second time.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 273
MUSIC TYPE Button
SETUP Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button following items:
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/
five seconds will allow the program format type to be
SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
selected.
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music
Sirius subscription.
type.
SET Button – To Set the Pushbutton Memory
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type When you are receiving a channel that you wish to
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
channel with the same selected Music Type name.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET butexited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
ton, the channel will continue to play but will not be
stored into pushbutton memory.
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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.
iPod姞/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
This feature allows an iPod威 or external USB device to be
plugged into the USB port, located in the center console
or glove compartment.
iPod威 control supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod威
and iPhone威 devices. Some iPod威 software versions may
not fully support the iPod威 control features. Please visit
Apple’s website for software updates.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
NOTE:
button number will display.
• If the radio has a USB port, refer to the appropriate
Uconnect威 Multimedia radio User’s Manual for iPod威
These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
or external USB device support capability.
commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
• Connecting an iPod威 or consumer electronic audio
device to the AUX port located in the radio faceplate,
plays media, but does not use the iPod威 /MP3 control
feature to control the connected device.
Buttons 1 - 6
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 275
NOTE: The center console will have a position where the
Use the connection cable to connect an iPod威 or external iPodt or consumer electronic audio device cable can be
USB device to the vehicle’s USB/AUX connector port which routed through without damaging the cable when closing the lid. A factory cut out space for the cable to be
is located in the center console or glove compartment.
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.
Connecting The iPod姞 Or External USB Device
Once the audio device is connected and synchronized to
the vehicle’s iPod威/USB/MP3 control system (iPod威 or
external USB device may take a few minutes to connect),
the audio device starts charging and is ready for use by
pressing radio switches, as described below.
Center Console USB/AUX Connector Port
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NOTE: If the audio device battery is completely discharged, it may not communicate with the iPod威/USB/
MP3 control system until a minimum charge is attained.
Leaving the audio device connected to the iPod威/USB/
MP3 control system may charge it to the required level.
Controlling The iPod姞 Or External USB Device
Using Radio Buttons
To get into the iPod威/USB/MP3 control mode and access
a connected audio device, either press the “AUX” button
on the radio faceplate or press the VR button and say
⬙USB⬙ or ⬙Switch to USB⬙. Once in the iPod威/USB/MP3
Using This Feature
control mode, audio tracks (if available from audio
By using iPod cable or external USB device to connect to device) start playing over the vehicle’s audio system.
USB port:
Play Mode
• The audio device can be played on the vehicle’s sound When switched to iPod威/USB/MP3 control mode, the
system, providing metadata (artist, track title, album, iPod威 or external USB device automatically starts Play
etc.) information on the radio display.
mode. In Play mode, the following buttons on the radio
• The audio device can be controlled using the radio faceplate may be used to control the iPod威 or external
buttons to Play, Browse, and List the iPod威 contents. USB device and display data:
• The audio device battery charges when plugged into
the USB/AUX connector (if supported by the specific
audio device)
• Use the TUNE control knob to select the next or
previous track.
• 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⬙.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 277
• Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one click, • While a track is playing, press the INFO button to see
will jump to the previous track in the list or press the
the associated metadata (artist, track title, album, etc.)
for that track. Pressing the INFO button again jumps
VR button and say ⬙Previous Track⬙
to the next screen of data for that track. Once all
• Jump backward in the current track by pressing and
screens have been viewed, the last INFO button press
holding the << RW button. Holding the << RW
will go back to the play mode screen on the radio.
button long enough will jump to the beginning of the
current track.
• Pressing the REPEAT button will change the audio device
mode to repeat the current playing track or press the VR
• Jump forward in the current track by pressing and
button and say ⬙Repeat ON⬙ or ⬙Repeat Off⬙.
holding the FF>> button.
• A single press backward << RW or forward FF>> will • Press the SCAN button to use iPod威/USB/MP3 device scan mode, which will play the first 10 seconds of
jump backward or forward respectively, for five seceach track in the current list and then forward to the
onds.
next song. To stop SCAN mode and start playing the
• Use the << SEEK and SEEK>> buttons to jump to the
desired track, when it is playing the track, press the
previous or next track. Pressing the SEEK>> button
SCAN button again. During Scan mode, pressing the
during play mode will jump to the next track in the
<< SEEK and SEEK>> buttons will select the previous
list, or press the VR button and say ⬙Next or Previous
and next tracks.
Track⬙.
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• RND button (available on sales code RES radio only):
Pressing this button toggles between Shuffle ON and
Shuffle OFF modes for the iPod威 or external USB
device, or press the VR button and say ⬙Shuffle ON⬙ or
⬙Shuffle Off⬙. If the RND icon is showing on the radio
display, then the shuffle mode is ON.
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
audio device.
• TUNE control knob: The TUNE control knob functions
in a similar manner as the scroll wheel on the audio
device or external USB device.
• 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.
• During all List modes, the iPod威 displays all lists in
“wrap-around” mode. So if the track is at the bottom
of the list, just turn the wheel backward (counterclockwise) to get to the track faster.
• In List mode, the radio PRESET buttons are used as
shortcuts to the following lists on the iPod威 or
external USB device.
• Preset 1 – Playlists
• Preset 2 – Artists
• Preset 3 – Albums
• Preset 4 – Genres
• Preset 5 – Audiobooks
• Preset 6 – Podcasts
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 279
• Pressing a PRESET button will display the current
list on the top line and the first item in that list on the
second line.
• To exit List mode without selecting a track, press the
same PRESET button again to go back to Play mode.
• LIST button: The LIST button will display the top
level menu of the iPod威 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 will
display the next sub-menu list item on the audio
device, then follow the same steps to go to the desired
track in that list. Not all iPod威 or external USB device
sub-menu levels are available on this system.
• MUSIC TYPE button: The MUSIC TYPE button is
another shortcut button to the genre listing on your
audio device.
CAUTION!
• Leaving the iPod威 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威 or external USB device,
or connections to the iPod威 or external USB device
in the vehicle, can cause damage to the device
and/or to the connectors.
WARNING!
Do not plug in or remove the iPod威 or external USB
device while driving. Failure to follow this warning
could result in an accident.
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Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA)
Selecting Different Audio Device
Music can be streamed from your cellular phone to the 1.
Uconnect威 phone system.
2.
Controlling BTSA Using Radio Buttons
To get into the BTSA mode, press either “AUX” button on 3.
Press PHONE button to begin.
After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Setup⬙, then ⬙Select Audio Devices⬙.
Say the name of the audio device or ask the Uconnect威
phone system to list audio devices.
the radio or press the VR button and say “Bluetooth
Next Track
Streaming Audio”.
Use the SEEK UP button, or press the VR button on the
Play Mode
radio and say “Next Track” to jump to the next track
When switched to BTSA mode, some audio devices can music on your cellular phone.
start playing music over the vehicle’s audio system, but
some devices require the music to be initiated on the Previous Track
device first, then it will get streamed to the Uconnect威 Use the SEEK DOWN button, or press the VR button on
phone system. Seven devices can be paired to the the radio and say “Previous Track” to jump to the
Uconnect威 phone system, but just one can be selected previous track music on your cellular phone.
and played.
Browse
Browsing is not available on a BTSA device. Only the
current song that is playing will display info.
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GreenEdge high-efficiency speaker designs ensure the
system has higher SPL and a dramatic increase in dynamic
sound quality. The speakers are tuned for maximum
efficiency and perfectly matched to the amplifier output
stage ensuring state of the art multi-seat surround sound
Your vehicle is equipped with a Harman Kardon威 audio
processing.
system with GreenEdge™ technology that offers superior
sound quality, higher Sound Pressure Levels (SPL) and Logic7威 multichannel surround-sound technology delivreduced energy consumption. The new system utilizes ers an immersive, accurate sound-stage to every seating
proprietary amplifier and speaker technologies deliver- position This surround effect is available for audio from
ing substantial increases in component and system effi- any source - AM/FM/CD/ Satellite Radio or dashboard
ciency levels.
AUX input; and is activated through the Electronic
The 12 Channel Class D GreenEdge high efficiency ampli- Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Driverfier is governed by a high voltage tracking power supply Selectable Surround Sound (DSS)” under “Electronic
and drives a 7.4-channel playback architecture. The Har- Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding
man Kardon威 audio system offers the ability to choose Your Instrument Panel”.
HARMAN KARDON姞 Logic7姞 HIGH
PERFORMANCE MULTICHANNEL SURROUND
SOUND SYSTEM WITH DRIVER-SELECTABLE
SURROUND (DSS) — IF EQUIPPED
Logic 7 surround sound for any audio source. The
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282 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
Selecting “Surround Sound” through the DSS modes
activates the Harman Kardon威 Logic7威 multichannel
surround-sound technology in your vehicle. Some audio
will sound better in DSS modes, others in Stereo mode.
When in “Surround Sound” mode, balance is set automatically. Fader control is available in surround mode
but should be set to the center position for optimal
surround performance.
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear Remote Sound System Controls (Back View Of Steering
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to
Wheel)
access the switches.
The right-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
pushbutton in the center and controls the volume and
mode of the sound system. Pressing the top of the rocker
switch will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom
of the rocker switch will decrease the volume.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 283
Pressing the center button will make the radio switch CD Player
between the various modes available (AM/FM/CD/ Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
HDD/AUX/VES, etc.).
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once
The left-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a will go to the beginning of the current track, or to the
pushbutton in the center. The function of the left-hand beginning of the previous track if it is within one second
control is different depending on which mode you are in. after the current track begins to play.
The following describes the left-hand control operation in If you press the switch up or down twice, it plays the
second track; three times, it will play the third, etc.
each mode.
The center button on the left side rocker switch has no
Radio Operation
function for a single-disc CD player. However, when a
Pressing the top of the switch will “Seek” up for the next multiple-disc CD player is equipped on the vehicle, the
listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch center button will select the next available CD in the
will “Seek” down for the next listenable station.
player.
The button located in the center of the left-hand control
will tune to the next preset station that you have programmed in the radio preset pushbutton.
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284 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particuTo keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following lar disc, it may be damaged (i.e., scratched, reflective
coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
precautions:
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the good disc before considering disc player service.
surface.
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in
wiping from center to edge.
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratch- your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
ing the disc.
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners, not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
or anti-static sprays.
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
turned down or off during mobile phone operation when
not using Uconnect威 (if equipped).
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
too high.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 285
CLIMATE CONTROLS
Automatic Operation
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
Operation of the system is quite simple.
The Automatic Temperature Control system automati- Turn the Mode Control knob (right knob) and the Blower
cally maintains the climate in the cabin of the vehicle at Control knob (left knob) to AUTO.
the comfort levels desired by the driver and passenger.
NOTE: The AUTO position performs best for front seat
occupants only.
Dial in the temperature you would
like the system to maintain by rotating
the Temperature Control knob (center
knob). Once the comfort level is selected, the system will maintain that
level automatically using the heating
system. Should the desired comfort
level require air conditioning, the system will automatically make the adjustment.
Automatic Temperature Control
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286 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
You will experience the greatest efficiency by simply • If your air conditioning performance seems lower than
allowing the system to function automatically. Selecting
expected, check the front of the A/C condenser located
the “O” (OFF) position on the blower control stops the
in front of the radiator for an accumulation of dirt or
system completely and closes the outside air intake.
insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from behind
the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric front
The recommended setting for maximum comfort for the
fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the condenser,
average person is 72°F (22°C); however, this may vary.
reducing air conditioning performance.
NOTE:
• The temperature setting can be adjusted at anytime
without affecting automatic operation.
• Pressing the Air Conditioning Control button while in
AUTO mode will cause the LED in the control button
to flash three times and then turn off. This indicates
that the system is in AUTO mode and requesting the
air conditioning is not necessary.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 287
Blower Control
Manual Operation
For full automatic operation or for
automatic blower operation, turn the
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.
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).
NOTE: Please read the Automatic Temperature Control
Operation Chart that follows for details.
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288 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 289
The operator can override the AUTO mode setting to NOTE: For all settings, except full cold or full hot, there
change airflow distribution by rotating the Mode Control is a difference in temperature between the upper and
knob (right knob) to one of the following positions.
lower outlets. The warmer air flows to the floor outlets.
This feature gives improved comfort during sunny but
• Panel
cool conditions.
Air is directed through the outlets in the instru• Floor
ment panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct
airflow.
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a
small amount flowing through the defrost and
NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be aimed
side window demist outlets.
so that they are directed toward the rear seat passengers
for maximum airflow to the rear.
• Mix
• Bi-Level
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat to the
windshield. This setting is good for maintaining comfort
while reducing moisture on the windshield.
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290 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
• Defrost
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use this mode with maximum blower and temperature settings for best windshield and side window defrosting.
• Recirculation Control
The system will automatically control recirculation. However, pressing the Recirculation
Control button will put the system in recirculation mode. This can be used when outside
conditions such as smoke, odors, dust, or high humidity
• Air Conditioner Control
are present. Activating recirculation will cause the LED in
Press this button to turn on the air the control button to illuminate.
conditioning during manual operation
NOTE:
only. When the air conditioning is
turned on, cool dehumidified air will • When the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
flow through the outlets selected with
position, the recirculation feature will be cancelled.
the Mode control dial. Press this button a second time to turn OFF the air • In cold weather, use of the Recirculation mode may
lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
conditioning. An LED in the button illuminates when
mode is not allowed in defrost mode in order to
manual compressor operation is selected.
improve window clearing. Recirculation will be disabled automatically if these modes are selected.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 291
• Extended use of recirculation may cause the windows
to fog. If the interior of the windows begins to fog,
press the Recirculation button to return to outside air.
Some temp/humidity conditions will cause captured
interior air to condense on windows and hamper
visibility. For this reason, the system will not allow
Recirculation to be selected while in defrost mode.
Attempting to use the recirculation while in defrost
mode will cause the LED in the control button to blink
and then turn off.
Operating Tips
against engine overheating. A solution of 50% ethylene
glycol antifreeze coolant and 50% water is recommended.
Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
Winter Operation
Use of the air Recirculation Mode during winter months
is not recommended because it may cause window
fogging.
Vacation Storage
Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
suggested control settings for various weather conditions. conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the
fresh air and high blower settings. This will ensure
Summer Operation
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
The engine cooling system in air-conditioned vehicles of compressor damage when the system is started again.
must be protected with a high-quality antifreeze coolant
to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect
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292 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
Window Fogging
Outside Air Intake
Interior fogging on the windshield can be quickly removed by turning the mode selector to Defrost. The
Defrost/Floor mode can be used to maintain a clear
windshield and provide sufficient heating. If side window fogging becomes a problem, increase blower speed.
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild but
rainy or humid weather.
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.
A/C Air Filter
NOTE: Recirculate without A/C should not be used for The A/C Filter prevents most dust and pollen from enterlong periods as fogging may occur.
ing the cabin. The filter acts on air coming from outside the
vehicle and recirculated air within the passenger compartSide Window Demisters
ment. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining
A side window demister outlet is located at each end of
Your Vehicle” for A/C Air Filter service information or see
the instrument panel. These non-adjustable outlets direct
your authorized dealer for service. Refer to “Maintenance
air toward the side windows when the system is in the
Schedules” for filter service intervals.
FLOOR, MIX, or DEFROST mode. The air is directed at
the area of the windows through which you view the
outside mirrors.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 293
Control Setting Suggestions for Various Weather Conditions while in Manual Override
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STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300 䡵 MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED . .309
▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . .300
▫ Six-Speed Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . .309
▫ Automatic Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . .302
▫ Shifting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
▫ Keyless Enter-N-Go™ – If Equipped . . . . . . . .303
▫ Recommended Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
▫ 1–4 Skip Shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
▫ Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F
Or −29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
▫ Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
䡵 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
䡵 ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED . . .308
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . .315
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䡵
䡵
䡵
䡵
䡵
▫ Five-Speed Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . .315 䡵 FUEL SAVER TECHNOLOGY (IF EQUIPPED) —
5.7L ENGINE ONLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
䡵 PARKING BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
AUTOSTICK威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . .331
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
▫ Automatic Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . .332
SPORT MODE — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . .324
䡵 BRAKE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES . . . . . . . . .326
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . .334
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
䡵 ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM . . . .336
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) – If Equipped . .337
DRIVING THROUGH WATER . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) – If Equipped . .337
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) – Manual
POWER STEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
Transmission Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339
STARTING AND OPERATING 297
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) – If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .341
▫ ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light And ESC OFF Indicator Light . . . . . . . .343
▫ Synchronizing ESC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .344
䡵 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .345
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .345
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN). . . . . . . . . . .348
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . .350
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .351
䡵 TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION. . . . . . . . .355
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .355
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . .358
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .358
▫ All Season Tires – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .359
▫ Summer Or Three Season Tires – If Equipped. .359
▫ Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359
▫ Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire
And Wheel – If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360
▫ Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped . . . . . . . . .361
▫ Full Size Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .362
▫ Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .362
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .364
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .364
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298 STARTING AND OPERATING
䡵 TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES) . . . . . . .366
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
䡵 TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . .367
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381
䡵 TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) . .368
▫ Fuel System Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .382
▫ Premium System – If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . .373 䡵 ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382
䡵 FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .384
▫ 3.6L and 5.7L Engine (with Automatic
䡵 VEHICLE LOADING . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
▫ Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . .
▫ 5.7L Engine (with Manual Transmission) . . . . .378
▫ Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
▫ Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) . .
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
▫ Overloading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . .379
▫ Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . .385
. . . . . . .385
. . . . . . .385
. . . . . . .385
. . . . . . .386
. . . . . . .386
STARTING AND OPERATING 299
䡵 TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .387
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . .387
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .398
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390 䡵 RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400
▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle . .400
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391
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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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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302 STARTING AND OPERATING
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
Using Fob With Integrated Key (Tip Start)
The shift lever must be in the NEUTRAL or PARK NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the
before shifting into any driving gear.
accelerator pedal.
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.
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 seconds. If this occurs, turn the ignition switch to the
LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the
“Normal Starting” procedure.
STARTING AND OPERATING 303
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ – If Equipped
Removing The Button
This feature allows the driver to oper- 1. The ENGINE START/STOP button can be removed
ate the ignition switch with the push
from the ignition switch for key fob use.
of a button, as long as the ENGINE
2. Insert the metal part of the emergency key under the
START/STOP button is installed and
chrome bezel at the 6 o’clock position and gently pry
the Remote Start/Keyless Enter-Nthe button loose.
Go™ FOBIK is in the passenger compartment.
NOTE: The ENGINE START/STOP button should only
be removed or inserted with the ignition in the OFF
Installing And Removing The ENGINE
position (OFF position for Keyless Enter-N-Go™).
START/STOP Button
Normal Starting
Installing The Button
1. Remove the key fob from the ignition switch.
Using The ENGINE START/STOP Button –
Automatic Transmission Only
2. Insert the ENGINE START/STOP button into the ignition switch with the lettering facing up and readable. 1. The transmission must be in PARK or NEUTRAL.
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.
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304 STARTING AND OPERATING
3. The system takes over and attempts to start the 3. If you wish to stop the cranking of the engine prior to
the engine starting, release the button.
vehicle. If the vehicle fails to start, the starter will
disengage automatically after 10 seconds.
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
4. If you wish to stop the cranking of the engine prior to engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the
accelerator pedal.
the engine starting, press the button again.
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm To Turn Off The Engine Using ENGINE
engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the START/STOP Button – Automatic Transmission Only
accelerator pedal.
1. Place the shift lever in PARK, then press and release
the ENGINE START/STOP button.
Using The ENGINE START/STOP Button –
Manual Transmission Only
2. The ignition switch will return to the OFF position.
1. Press and hold the clutch pedal while pressing and
3. If the shift lever is not in PARK, the ENGINE START/
holding the ENGINE START/STOP button.
STOP button must be held for two seconds and vehicle
speed must be above 5 mph (8 km/h) before the
2. Release the button when the engine starts. If the
engine will shut off. The ignition switch position will
vehicle fails to start within 15 seconds, release the
remain in the ACC position until the shift lever is in
button, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal
PARK and the button is pressed twice to the OFF
Starting” procedure.
position. If the shift lever is not in PARK and the
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ENGINE START/STOP button is pressed once, the 3. Place the shift lever in first gear or Reverse and then
EVIC (if equipped) will display a “VEHICLE NOT IN
apply the parking brake.
PARK” message and the engine will remain running.
Never leave a vehicle out of the PARK position, or it NOTE:
could roll.
• If the ignition switch is left in the ACC position, the
system will automatically time out after 30 minutes of
NOTE: If the ignition switch is left in the ACC or RUN
inactivity and the ignition will switch to the OFF
(engine not running) position and the transmission is in
position.
PARK, the system will automatically time out after
30 minutes of inactivity and the ignition will switch to the • If the ignition switch is left in the RUN position, the
OFF position.
system will automatically time out after 30 minutes of
inactivity if the vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h) and
To Turn Off The Engine Using ENGINE
the engine is not running.
START/STOP Button – Manual Transmission Only
1. With the vehicle stopped, place the shift lever in • If the vehicle speed is above 5 mph (8 km/h), the
ENGINE START/STOP button must be held for
NEUTRAL, then press and release the ENGINE
two seconds before the engine will shut off. The
START/STOP button.
ignition switch position will remain in the ACC posi2. The ignition switch will return to the OFF position.
tion until the vehicle is stopped and the button is
pressed twice to the OFF position.
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Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Functions – With Driver’s
Foot OFF The Brake Pedal/Clutch Pedal (In PARK
Or NEUTRAL Position)
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 (availThe Keyless Enter-N-Go™ feature operates similar to an able from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
ignition switch. It has four positions, OFF, ACC, RUN
If Engine Fails To Start
and START. To change the ignition switch positions
without starting the vehicle and use the accessories
WARNING!
follow these steps.
• Starting with the ignition switch in the OFF position:
• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button once to
change the ignition switch to the ACC position (EVIC
displays “IGNITION MODE ACCESSORY”),
• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a second time
to change the ignition switch to the RUN position
(EVIC displays “IGNITION MODE RUN”),
• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a third time to
return the ignition switch to the OFF position (EVIC
displays “IGNITION MODE OFF”).
• 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.
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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.
Clearing A Flooded Engine (Using ENGINE
START/STOP Button) – Automatic 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
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
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
and hold the clutch pedal, push the accelerator pedal all
the way to the floor and hold it, then press and hold the
ENGINE START/STOP button for no more than 15 seconds. Release the accelerator pedal and the clutch pedal,
wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting”
procedure.
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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
2. Turn the ignition switch to the START position and standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
grounded, three-wire extension cord.
release it 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
The engine block heater cord is routed under the hood on
15 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!
Always make sure the vehicle comes to a complete
stop before shifting into REVERSE. Failure to do so
may result in transmission damage.
You must always use first gear (or Reverse) when starting
from a standing position.
Recommended Shift Speeds
MANUAL TRANSMISSION RECOMMENDED
SHIFT SPEEDS
Axle
1-4
4-5
5-6
Ratio
3.73
mph
20
25
42
(km/h)
(32)
(40)
(67)
3.91
mph
20
37
48
(km/h)
(32)
(59)
(77)
To utilize your manual transmission efficiently for fuel Earlier upshifts during cruise conditions (relatively
economy, it should be upshifted as listed in recom- steady speeds) may result in increased fuel economy.
mended shift speed chart.
Higher upshift speeds may be used to obtain a desired
acceleration rate.
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NOTE:
1–4 Skip Shift
• Your vehicle is equipped with a transmission reverse
inhibitor system. When vehicle speed is greater than
3 mph (5 km/h), the reverse inhibitor activates to help
prevent shifts into REVERSE. When at a complete stop,
you may notice lighter shift efforts into REVERSE with
the ignition switch in the ON position (RUN position
for Keyless Enter-N-Go), as compared to the ignition
LOCK position (OFF position for Keyless Enter-N-Go).
This is normal operation of the transmission reverse
inhibitor system.
There are times when you must shift the transmission
directly from first gear to fourth gear instead of from first
gear to second gear. This is to help you get the best
possible fuel economy from your vehicle. This occurs
when the engine coolant (antifreeze) is higher than 106°F
(41°C), vehicle speed is greater than 19 mph (30 km/h)
but less than 21 mph (34 km/h), and the transmission is
in first gear, and the accelerator is at 1/4 throttle or less.
The “1–4 Skip Shift Indicator Message” will be displayed
during these times.
• Due to the high performance nature of your drivetrain,
you may hear your transmission. This can be most
noticeable when the vehicle is idling in NEUTRAL with
the clutch engaged (clutch pedal released), but it may
also be heard when driving at low engine RPM. Also,
this may be more noticeable when the transmission is
warm. This is a normal condition and is not an indication of a problem with your clutch or transmission.
When the “1–4 Skip Shift Indicator Message” is displayed, the shift mechanism will only allow shifts from
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.
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Downshifting
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
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.
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.
• 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.
NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal while
shifting out of PARK.
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WARNING!
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, and turn the
engine OFF. When the ignition is in the LOCK/OFF
position, the shift lever is locked in PARK, securing
the vehicle against unwanted movement.
• 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
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
position. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
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Key Ignition Park Interlock
Five-Speed Automatic Transmission
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Interlock which requires the shift lever to be placed in PARK
before the engine can be turned off. This helps the driver
avoid inadvertently leaving the vehicle without placing
the transmission in PARK. This system also locks the shift
lever in PARK whenever the ignition switch is in the OFF
position.
The shift lever 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
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
Interlock system (BTSI) that holds the shift lever in PARK
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
unless the brakes are applied. To move the shift lever out
hundred miles (kilometers).
of PARK, the ignition switch must be turned to the
ON/RUN position (engine running or not) and the brake
pedal must be pressed.
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
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Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
moving the shift lever between these gears.
The transmission shift lever has only PARK, REVERSE,
NEUTRAL, and DRIVE shift positions. Manual downshifts can be made using the “AutoStick威” shift control
(refer to “AutoStick威” 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 (-/+), will manually select the transmission
gear, and will display that gear in the instrument cluster
as 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Shift Lever
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
If there is a need to restart the engine, be sure to cycle the
ignition to the LOCK/OFF position before restarting.
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Transmission gear engagement may be delayed after transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to
restarting the engine if the key is not cycled to the move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill
LOCK/OFF position first.
grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating.
WARNING!
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
PARK
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movetransmission. The engine can be started in this range.
ment and possible injury or damage.
Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in • Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the
if it is not completely in PARK. Check by trying to
vehicle in this range.
move the shift lever rearward (with the brake pedal
released), after you have placed it in PARK. Make
When parking on a level surface, you may place the shift
sure the transmission is in PARK before leaving
lever in PARK first, and then apply the parking brake.
the vehicle.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load on the
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• It is dangerous to move the shift lever 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.
• 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 OFF position, the shift lever 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 Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/
RUN position. 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 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.
• Look at the shift lever 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
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop.
NEUTRAL
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
The following indicators should be used to ensure that
periods with the engine running. The engine may be
you have engaged the shift lever into the PARK position:
started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift
• When shifting into PARK, firmly move the shift lever the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
all the way forward and to the left until it stops and is
fully seated.
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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.
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.
DRIVE
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.
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or
while towing heavy trailers), use the “AutoStick威” shift
control (refer to “AutoStick威” in this section) 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.
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Transmission Limp Home Mode
3. Turn the engine OFF.
Transmission function is monitored electronically for
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could
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. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle to
be driven to an authorized dealer for service without
damaging the transmission.
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
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:
1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
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Overdrive Operation
Operation
The automatic transmission includes an electronically
controlled Overdrive (fifth gear). The transmission will
automatically shift into Overdrive if the following conditions are present:
When the shift lever is in the DRIVE position, the transmission will operate automatically, shifting between the
five available gears. To engage AutoStick威, simply move
the shift lever to the right or left (+/-) while in the DRIVE
position, or tap one of the steering wheel-mounted shift
paddles (+/-), if equipped. Tapping (-) to enter AutoStick威
mode will downshift the transmission to the next lower
gear, while using (+) to enter AutoStick威 mode will retain
the current gear. When AutoStick威 is active, the current
transmission gear is displayed in the instrument cluster. In
AutoStick威 mode, the transmission will shift up or down
when (+/-) is manually selected by the driver (using the
shift lever, or the shift paddles [if equipped]), unless an
engine lugging or overspeed condition would result.
• the shift lever is in the DRIVE position,
• vehicle speed is sufficiently high, and
• the driver is not heavily pressing the accelerator.
AUTOSTICK姞
AutoStick威 is a driver-interactive transmission feature
providing manual shift control, giving you more control
of the vehicle. AutoStick威 allows you to maximize engine
braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts,
and improve overall vehicle performance. This system
can also provide you with more control during passing,
city driving, cold slippery conditions, mountain driving,
trailer towing, and many other situations.
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It will remain in the selected gear until another upshift or • You can start out, from a stop, in first or second gear.
Tapping (+) (at a stop) will allow starting in second
downshift is chosen, except as described below.
gear. Starting out in second gear is helpful in snowy or
• If AutoStick威 is engaged while in DRIVE mode, the
icy conditions.
transmission will automatically shift up when maxi• The system will ignore attempts to upshift at too low
of a vehicle speed.
• If AutoStick威 is engaged while in SPORT mode, the
transmission will remain in the selected gear even • Avoid using speed control when AutoStick威 is
when maximum engine speed is reached. The transengaged.
mission will upshift only when commanded by the
• Transmission shifting will be more noticeable when
driver. Engine overspeed protection will be provided
AutoStick威 is engaged.
by fuel cut off at or near redline.
To disengage AutoStick威 mode, hold the shift lever to the
• The transmission will automatically downshift as the
right or press and hold the (+) shift paddle (if equipped)
vehicle slows (to prevent engine lugging) and will
until “D” is once again displayed in the instrument
display the current gear.
cluster. You can shift in or out of the AutoStick威 mode at
• The transmission will automatically downshift to first any time without taking your foot off the accelerator
gear when coming to a stop. After a stop, the driver pedal.
should manually upshift (+) the transmission as the
vehicle is accelerated.
mum engine speed is reached.
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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.
On the center console, there is a “SPORT” button that
when pressed will cycle through three different driving
modes. This is the description of each mode of operation:
SPORT MODE — IF EQUIPPED
This vehicle is equipped with an electronic controlled
dampening system. This system reduces body roll and
pitch in many driving situations including cornering,
acceleration and braking. In addition, the driver has the
ability to select a more aggressive shifting pattern.
SPORT Button
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• Off – This is the initial position. This mode will give a • TRACK Mode – This includes SPORT mode and affects
sporty, but comfortable ride. Within this mode, the
automatic transmission shifting in either Auto or
suspension will adapt to the vehicle inputs, including
Manual mode. Refer to “AutoStick” in “Starting And
vehicle speed, steering inputs, braking and acceleraOperating” for further information. In TRACK mode,
tion. The transmission will be optimized for smooth,
the transmission has a sportier, more aggressive shift
less aggressive shifting. The system will return to OFF
pattern. In Manual mode, the transmission will hold
when the ignition switch is cycled from RUN to OFF to
gear at redline during manual shifting (console shifter
RUN, if this mode is selected.
or paddle shifters). A “TRACK” message will display in
the instrument cluster. The system will return to SPORT
• Sport Mode – This mode is selected by the first press of
mode when the ignition switch is cycled from RUN to
the “SPORT” button. A “SPORT” message will display
OFF to RUN, if this mode is selected.
in the instrument cluster. The system will return to
SPORT mode when the ignition switch is cycled from NOTE: For manual transmission vehicles, the available
RUN to OFF to RUN, if this mode is selected. This driving modes are Sport on or Sport Off. Track is not
mode will set suspension for maximum performance available.
handling and is intended for spirited driving.
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DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
Traction
Acceleration
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road
surface. This is known as hydroplaning and may cause
partial or complete loss of vehicle control and stopping
ability. To reduce this possibility, the following precautions should be observed:
Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slippery surfaces may cause the driving wheels to pull
erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs
when there is a difference in the surface traction under
the rear (driving) wheels.
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.).
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when the roads are
slushy.
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.
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Your vehicle is equipped with a Limited Slip Differential Shallow Standing Water
(LSD) that reduces, but does not eliminate, the amount of
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
wheel slip across a given axle for improved handling.
shallow standing water, consider the following Caution
and Warning before doing so.
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
Driving through water more than a few inches/
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure
safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
Flowing/Rising Water
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
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.
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.
• 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.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING!
• 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.
• 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.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph
(8 km/h) when driving through standing water.
• 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.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and leave you
stranded.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
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POWER STEERING
If the “SERVICE POWER STEERING SYSTEM”
message and a flashing icon are displayed on
the EVIC screen, it indicates that the vehicle
needs to be taken to the dealer for service. It is
likely the vehicle has lost power steering assistance. Refer
to “Electronic Vehicle Information (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Your vehicle is equipped with an electro-hydraulic power
steering system that will give you good vehicle response
and increased ease of maneuverability in tight spaces.
The system will vary its assist to provide light efforts
while parking and good feel while driving. If the electrohydraulic power steering system experiences a fault that
prevents it from providing power steering assist, then the If the “POWER STEERING SYSTEM OVER TEMP” messystem will provide mechanical steering capability.
sage and an icon are displayed on the EVIC screen, it
indicates that extreme steering maneuvers may have
CAUTION!
occurred, which caused an over temperature condition in
the power steering system. You will lose power steering
Extreme steering maneuvers may cause the electri- assistance momentarily until the over temperature concally driven pump to reduce or stop power steering dition no longer exists. Once driving conditions are safe,
assistance in order to prevent damage to the system. then pull over and let vehicle idle for a few moments
Normal operation will resume once the system is until the light turns off. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
allowed to cool.
Information (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
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NOTE:
PARKING BRAKE
• Even if power steering assistance is no longer operational, it is still possible to steer the vehicle. Under
these conditions there will be a substantial increase in
steering effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds
and during parking maneuvers.
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.
FUEL SAVER TECHNOLOGY (IF EQUIPPED) —
5.7L ENGINE ONLY
NOTE:
When the parking brake is applied and the ignition
switch is in the ON position (RUN position with Keyless
• If the condition persists, see your authorized dealer for Enter-N-Go™), the “Brake Warning Light” in the instrument cluster will illuminate.
service.
• When the parking brake is applied and the transmission is placed in gear, the “Brake Warning Light” will
This feature offers improved fuel economy by shutting
flash. If vehicle speed is detected, a chime will sound
off four of the engine’s eight cylinders during light load
to alert the driver. Fully release the parking brake
and cruise conditions. The system is automatic with no
before attempting to move the vehicle.
driver inputs or additional driving skills required.
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.
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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
The foot operated parking brake is positioned below the
lower left corner of the instrument panel. To release the
parking brake, pull the parking brake release handle.
Parking Brake Release
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Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
The foot operated parking brake is located below the lower
left corner of the instrument panel. To apply the park brake,
firmly push the park brake pedal fully. To release the
parking brake, press the park brake pedal a second time and
let your foot up as you feel the brake disengage.
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.
• 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.
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Parking Brake
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• 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.
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.
BRAKE SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with dual hydraulic
brake systems. If either of the two hydraulic
systems loses normal capability, the remaining
system will still function. There will be some
loss of overall braking effectiveness. This may be evident
by increased pedal travel during application, greater
pedal force required to slow or stop, and potential
activation of the “Brake Warning Light.”
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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)
self check cycle to ensure that the ABS system is working
properly. This self check occurs each time the 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.
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) provides increased
vehicle stability and brake performance under most You also may experience the following when the brake
braking conditions. The system automatically “pumps” system goes into anti-lock:
the brakes during severe braking conditions to prevent • The ABS motor running (it may continue to run for a
wheel lock-up.
short time after the stop),
The Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) prevents • The clicking sound of solenoid valves,
the rear wheels from over-braking and provides greater
control of available braking forces applied to the rear axle. • Brake pedal pulsations, and
When the vehicle is driven over 7 mph (11 km/h), you may • A slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the end
of the stop.
also hear a slight clicking sound as well as some related
motor noises. These noises are the system performing its These are all normal characteristics of ABS.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• 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.
(Continued)
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and
type and tires must be properly inflated to produce
accurate signals for the computer.
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If both the “Brake Warning Light” and the “ABS Warning
Light” remain on, the ABS and EBD systems are not
The “Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Warning
functioning. Immediate repair to the ABS system is
Light” monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System. The
required.
light will come on when the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position and may stay on for as long as ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
four seconds.
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
If the “ABS Warning Light” remains on or comes on brake control system commonly referred to as ESC. This
while driving, it indicates that the anti-lock portion of the system includes the ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System), the
brake system is not functioning and that service is TCS (Traction Control System), the BAS (Brake Assist
required. However, the conventional brake system will System), and the ESC (Electronic Stability Control). These
continue to operate normally if the “Brake Warning systems work together to enhance both vehicle stability
Light” is not on.
and control in various driving conditions.
Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light
If the “ABS Warning Light” is on, the brake system An additional electronic brake control feature called Hill
should be serviced as soon as possible to restore the Start Assist (HSA) is standard on manual transmission
benefits of anti-lock brakes. If the “ABS Warning Light” models.
does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position, have the bulb repaired as soon as
possible.
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Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) – If Equipped
Traction Control System (TCS) – If Equipped
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. Refer to
“Anti-Lock Brake System” in “Starting and Operating” for
further information.
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each
driven wheel. If wheel spin is detected, brake pressure is
applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine power is
reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and stability.
WARNING!
The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics
from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the
traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. The
ABS cannot prevent collisions, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on very
slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. The capabilities of
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.
A feature of the TCS system functions similar to a
limited-slip differential (LSD) and controls the wheel
spin across a driven axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is
spinning faster than the other, the system will apply the
brake of the spinning 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” mode. Refer to “Electronic Stability
Control (ESC)” in this section for more information.
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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
situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake application and then applies optimum pressure to the brakes.
This can help reduce braking distances.
Applying the brakes very quickly results in the best BAS
assistance. To receive the benefits of this system, you
must apply continuous brake pedal pressure during the
stopping sequence. Do not reduce brake pedal pressure
unless braking is no longer desired. Once the brake pedal
is released, the BAS is deactivated.
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
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.
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• Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction
(i.e., vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle
The HSA system is designed to assist the driver when
backing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain
the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short
WARNING!
period of time after the driver takes their foot off of the
brake pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle There may be situations on minor hills (i.e., less than
during this short period of time, the system will release 8%), with a loaded vehicle, or while pulling a trailer,
brake pressure and the vehicle will roll down the hill. The when the system will not activate and slight rolling
system will release brake pressure in proportion to may occur. This could cause a collision with another
amount of throttle applied as the vehicle starts to move in vehicle or object. Always remember the driver is
the intended direction of travel.
responsible for braking the vehicle.
Hill Start Assist (HSA) – Manual Transmission Only
HSA Activation Criteria
Disabling/Enabling HSA
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to
If you wish to turn on or off the HSA system, it can be
activate:
done using the Customer Programmable Features in the
• Vehicle must be stopped.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Under• Vehicle must be on a 3% grade or greater hill.
standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the 7. Press the “ESC Off” switch (located in the lower switch
following steps:
bank below the climate controls) four times within 20 seconds. The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light”
NOTE: You must complete Steps 1 through 8 within
should turn on and turn off two times.
90 seconds.
8. Rotate the steering wheel back to center and then an
1. Center the steering wheel (front wheels pointing
additional half-turn to the right.
straight forward).
9. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and then
2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
back to the ON position. If the sequence was completed properly, the “ESC Activation/Malfunction In3. Apply the parking brake.
dicator Light” will blink several times to confirm HSA
4. Start the engine.
is disabled.
5. Release the clutch pedal (if equipped).
10. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature
to it’s previous setting.
6. Rotate the steering wheel one-half turn to the left.
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Electronic Stability Control (ESC) – If Equipped
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 (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 two 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 portion of ESC,
except for the limited wheel spin feature described in
the TCS section, has been disabled and the “ESC Off
Indicator Light” will be illuminated. All other stability features of ESC function normally. When in
“Partial Off” mode, the enhanced vehicle stability
offered by the ESC system is reduced.
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 turned 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.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (located in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as
the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little
throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and
driving to the prevailing road conditions.
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NOTE:
Synchronizing ESC
• The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light”
and the “ESC OFF Indicator Light” come on momentarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
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.
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
that caused the ESC activation.
The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is off.
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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 spares designed for tempo- • High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
rary emergency use only. Temporary high pressure
standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
compact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
into 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
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.
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Tire and Loading Information Placard
Tire Placard Location
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
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To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
Loading
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You the weight referenced here.
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading 1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section
XXX kg” on your vehicle’s placard.
of this manual.
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition, 2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
3) tire size designed for your vehicle
4) cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
spare tires.
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on 3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pasGAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
sengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
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4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of NOTE:
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
• The following table shows examples on how to calcu“XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will
late total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities
be five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the
of your vehicle with varying seating configurations
amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
is 650 lbs (295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – 750
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
= 650 lbs [295 kg]).
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
• For the following example, the combined weight of
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load
(392 kg).
capacity calculated in Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
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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.
stability of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of
sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering.
Unequal tire pressures can cause erratic and unpredictable steering response.
Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the
vehicle to drift left or right.
Economy
Tire Inflation Pressures
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal wear
patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for earlier
tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases tire rolling
resistance resulting in higher fuel consumption.
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the
driver’s side “B” Pillar or rear edge of the driver’s side door.
The tire pressure should be checked and adjusted as well
as inspected for signs of tire wear or visible damage at
least once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge
to check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
properly inflated even when they are under-inflated.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
ride. Both under-inflation and over-inflation affect the
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CAUTION!
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 valve stem.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
“cold tire inflation pressure.” Cold tire inflation pressure which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not outside temperature condition.
been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
1 mile (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum infla- build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
tion pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
temperature changes.
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Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
Radial Ply Tires
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
WARNING!
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle poorly. The instability could cause a collision. Alloading may be required for high-speed vehicle opera- ways use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never
tion. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire combine them with other types of tires.
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
and cold tire inflation pressures.
the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
authorized tire dealer for radial tire repairs.
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).
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All Season Tires – If Equipped
Snow Tires
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.
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.
Summer Or Three Season Tires – If Equipped
Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what
was originally equipped with your vehicle and should
not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph
(120 km/h). For speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) refer to
original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for
recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold
tire inflation pressures.
Summer tires provide traction in both wet and dry
conditions, and are not intended to be driven in snow or
on ice. Summer tires will not contain the all season
designation or mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire
sidewall. Use summer tires only in sets of four; failure to
do so may adversely affect the safety and handling of
your vehicle.
If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and
type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only
in sets of four; failure to do so may adversely affect the
safety and handling of your vehicle.
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If your vehicle is not equipped with an original equipment tire and wheel as a spare, a non-matching temporary emergency use spare may be equipped with your
vehicle. Temporary use spares are engineered to be used
only with your vehicle. Your vehicle may be equipped
with one of the following types of non-matching tempoSpare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
rary use spares; compact, full size, or limited-use. Do not
Wheel – If Equipped
install more than one non-matching temporary use spare
Your vehicle may be equipped with a spare tire and tire/wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
wheel equivalent in look and function to the original
equipment tire and wheel found on the front or rear axle
CAUTION!
of your vehicle. This spare tire may be used in the tire
rotation for your vehicle. If your vehicle has this option Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
refer to an authorized tire dealer for the recommended your vehicle through an automatic car wash with a
compact, full size or limited-use temporary spare
tire rotation pattern.
installed. Damage to the vehicle may result.
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.
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Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only.
You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a
compact spare by looking at the spare tire description on
the Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the
driver’s side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire.
Compact spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T”
or “S” preceding the size designation. Example: T145/
80D18 103M.
T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
Since this tire has limited tread life the original equipment tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled
on your vehicle at the first opportunity.
Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare tire.
Do not install more than one compact spare tire and
wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
WARNING!
Compact spares are for temporary emergency use
only. With these spares, do not drive more than
50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary use spares have limited
tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear
indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be
replaced. Be sure to follow the warnings, which
apply to your spare. Failure to do so could result in
spare tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
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tire affects vehicle handling. Since it is not the same as
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
The full size spare is for temporary emergency use only.
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
This tire may look like the original equipped tire on the
first opportunity.
front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. This spare
tire may have limited tread life. When the tread is worn
WARNING!
to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size
spare tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as
Limited-use spares are for emergency use only. Inyour original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the stallation of this limited-use spare tire affects vehicle
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the handling. With this tire, do not drive more than the
first opportunity.
speed listed on the limit-use spare wheel. Keep
Full Size Spare – If Equipped
Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
The limited-use spare tire is for temporary emergency
use only. This tire is identified by a label located on the
limited-use spare wheel. This label contains the driving
limitations for this spare. This tire may look like the
original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your
vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited-use spare
inflated to the cold tire inflation pressure listed on
your Tire and Loading Information Placard located
on the driver’s side door opening. Replace (or repair)
the original equipment tire at the first opportunity
and reinstall it on your vehicle. Failure to do so could
result in loss of vehicle control.
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Tire Spinning
Tread Wear Indicators
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) or to help you in determining when your tires should be
for longer than 30 seconds continuously without stop- replaced.
ping when you are stuck.
Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
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.
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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
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced.
Life Of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including, but not limited to:
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.
• Tire pressure
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
• Distance driven
Replacement Tires
• 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.
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
• Driving style
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when replacement is needed. (Refer to the paragraph on
“Tread Wear Indicators”). Refer to the “Tire and Loading
Information” placard 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.
It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
those of the original wheels.
It is recommended you contact your original equipment
or an authorized tire 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.
WARNING!
• 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
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.
• Install on Rear Tires Only.
• Due to limited clearance, P235/55R18 tire with a
Security Chain Company (SCC) Super Z6 low profile
traction device or equivalent 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
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CAUTION! (Continued)
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.
• 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.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates.
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. The reasons for any rapid or
unusual wear should be corrected prior to rotation being
performed.
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The suggested rotation method is the “forward cross”
shown in the following diagram. This rotation pattern
does not apply to some directional tires that must not be
reversed.
Tire Rotation
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the
driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recommended cold placard pressure.
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about 1 psi
(6.9 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that when the
outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure will decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on cold
inflation tire pressure. This 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.
Refer to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting and
Operating” for information on how to properly inflate the
vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will also increase as the
vehicle is driven - this is normal and there should be no
adjustment for this increased pressure.
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The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
the tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning
limit for any reason, including low temperature effects
and natural pressure loss through the tire.
The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended
cold placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure warning (Tire Pressure Monitoring [TPM] Telltale Light) illuminates, you must increase the tire pressure to the
recommended cold placard pressure in order for the
“TPM Telltale Light” to turn off. The system will automatically update and the “TPM Telltale Light” will turn
off once the system receives the updated tire pressures.
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.
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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 aftermarket tire sealants
or balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
• 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.
NOTE:
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
and maintenance or to provide warning of a tire failure
or condition.
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
while adjusting your tire pressure.
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire pressure
gauge, even if under-inflation has not reached the level
to trigger illumination of the “TPM Telltale Light.”
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• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure, Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
The “TPM Telltale Light” will illuminate in the
the tire.
instrument cluster, a “LOW TIRE” message will
be displayed and a chime will sound when tire
Base System
pressure is low in one or more of the four active road
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
tires. Should this occur, you should stop as soon as
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
possible, check the inflation pressure of each tire on your
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to each
vehicle, and inflate each tire to the vehicle’s recomwheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire pressure
mended cold placard pressure value. Once the system
readings to the receiver module.
receives the updated tire pressures, the system will
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the automatically update and the “TPM Telltale Light” and
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly “LOW TIRE” message will turn off. The vehicle may
and to maintain the proper pressure.
need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
(24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
The TPMS consists of the following components:
information.
• Receiver module,
• Four TPM sensors, and
• TPM Telltale Light
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Service TPMS Warning
Vehicles with Compact Spare
If a system fault is detected, the “TPM Telltale Light” will 1. The compact spare tire does not have a TPM sensor.
flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the pressure in
The system fault will also sound a chime. If the ignition
the compact spare tire.
switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat, providing the
system fault still exists. The “TPM Telltale Light” will 2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warnturn off when the fault condition no longer exists. A
ing limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, a chime
system fault can occur due to any of the following:
will sound and the “TPM Telltale Light” will turn ON
1. Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving
and a “LOW TIRE” message will be displayed for a
next to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as
minimum of five seconds.
the TPM sensors.
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
2. Installing aftermarket window tinting that contains
15 mph (24 km/h), the “TPM Telltale Light” will flash
materials that may block radio wave signals.
on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
3. Accumulation of snow or ice around the wheels or 4. For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will
wheel housings.
sound and the “TPM Telltale Light” will flash on and
off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
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5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire, and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare,
the TPMS will update automatically and the “TPM
Telltale Light” and “LOW TIRE” message will turn
OFF, as long as no tire pressure is below the lowpressure warning limit in any of the four active road
tires. 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.
Premium System – If Equipped
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to each
wheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire pressure
readings to the receiver module.
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
and to maintain the proper pressure.
The TPMS consists of the following components:
• Receiver module,
• Four TPM sensors,
• Various TPMS messages, which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), and
• TPM Telltale Light
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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.
Should this occur, you should stop as soon as possible
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.
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Once the system receives the updated tire pressures, the
system 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 (- -) in If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
place of the pressure value to indicate which sensor is not providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
being received.
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.
fault related to an incorrect sensor location fault is
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, includin place of the pressure value.
ing interference that may cause undesired operation.
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and The TPM sensors are regulated under one of the followreinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare, ing licenses:
the TPMS will update automatically. In addition, the
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dashes (- -), as long as no tire pressure is below the
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FUEL REQUIREMENTS
3.6L and 5.7L Engine (with Automatic
Transmission)
The 3.6L and 5.7L engine (with automatic
transmission) is designed to meet all emissions regulations and provide satisfactory
fuel economy and performance when using high-quality unleaded gasoline having
an octane range of 87 to 89. The manufacturer recommends the use of 89 octane for optimum performance.
The use of premium gasoline is not recommended, as it
will not provide any benefit over regular gasoline in
these engines.
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such
as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experience these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline
before considering service for the vehicle.
Over 40 auto manufacturers worldwide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the World
Wide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recommends the use of gasolines that meet the WWFC specifications, if they are available.
5.7L Engine (with Manual Transmission)
The 5.7L engine (with manual transmission) is designed to meet all emissions
regulations and provide excellent fuel
economy and performance when using
high-quality premium unleaded gasoline
with an octane rating of 91 or higher.
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Reformulated Gasoline
CAUTION!
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
Do not use gasolines containing Methanol or E-85
Ethanol. Use of these blends may result in starting
and driveability problems and may damage critical
fuel system components.
The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasolines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and
fuel system components.
Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline or E-85
ethanol blends are not the responsibility of the manufacturer. While MTBE is an oxygenate made from methanol, it
does not have the negative effects of methanol.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxy- Non-FFV vehicles are compatible with gasoline containgenates such as 10% ethanol, MTBE, and ETBE. Oxygen- ing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher ethanol
ates are required in some areas of the country during the content may void the vehicle’s warranty.
winter months to reduce carbon monoxide emissions.
Fuels blended with these oxygenates may be used in
your vehicle.
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If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85 MMT In Gasoline
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms: MMT is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline
• operate in a lean mode
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
• poor engine performance
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
• poor cold start and cold drivability
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
• increased risk for fuel system component corrosion
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
E-85 perform the following:
the gasoline contains MMT. It is even more important to
look for gasoline without MMT in Canada, because MMT
• drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer)
can be used at levels higher than those allowed in the
• change the engine oil and oil filter
United States. MMT is prohibited in Federal and Califor• disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the nia reformulated gasoline.
engine controller memory
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
exposure to E-85 fuel.
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Materials Added To Fuel
CAUTION! (Continued)
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to contain
effective detergent additives. Use of additional detergents
or other additives is not needed under normal conditions
and they would result in additional cost. Therefore, you
should not have to add anything to the fuel.
Fuel System Cautions
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
(Continued)
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.
• 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.
• Keep the trunk closed when driving your vehicle to
prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
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 Filler 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:
• Tighten the gas cap until you hear a “clicking” sound.
This is an indication that the gas cap is tightened
properly. The MIL in the instrument cluster may turn
on if the gas cap is not secured properly. Make sure
that the gas cap is tightened each time the vehicle is
refueled.
• 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
”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
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
may also turn on the MIL. Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic
System” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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VEHICLE LOADING
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) rear
The load carrying capacity of your vehicle is shown on • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
the “Vehicle Certification Label.” This information • Type of Vehicle
should be used for passenger and luggage loading as
• Month Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH)
indicated.
Do not exceed the specified Gross Vehicle Weight Rating The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the VIN.
(GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Vehicle Certification Label
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
Your vehicle has a Vehicle Certification Label affixed to This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total load
must be limited so that you do not exceed the GVWR.
the rear of the driver’s door.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The label contains the following information:
• Name of manufacturer
• Month and year of manufacture
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) front
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.
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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.
Overloading
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.
Loading
To load your vehicle properly, first figure out its empty
weight, axle-by-axle and side-by-side. Store heavier items
down low and be sure you distribute their weight as
evenly as possible. Stow all loose items securely before
driving. If weighing the loaded vehicle shows that you
The best way to figure out the total weight of your have exceeded either GAWR, but the total load is within
vehicle is to weigh it when it is fully loaded and ready for the specified GVWR, you must redistribute the weight.
operation. Weigh it on a commercial scale to ensure that Improper weight distribution can have an adverse effect
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
it is not over the GVWR.
the brakes operate.
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.
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NOTE: Refer to the “Vehicle Certification Label” affixed Common Towing Definitions
to the rear of the driver’s door for your vehicle’s GVWR The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
and GAWRs.
you in understanding the following information:
TRAILER TOWING
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue
Trailer towing with this vehicle is not recommended.
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
In this section, you will find safety tips and information exceed the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer, carefully further information.
review this information to tow your load as efficiently Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
and safely as possible.
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or temand recommendations in this manual concerning ve- porary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
hicles used for trailer towing.
ready for operation⬙ condition. The recommended way to
measure GTW is to put your fully loaded trailer on a
vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be
supported by the scale.
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Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
and trailer when weighed in combination.
NOTE: The GCWR rating includes a 150 lbs (68 kg)
allowance for the presence of a driver.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
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. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information.
WARNING!
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.
Tongue Weight (TW)
The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the
hitch ball by the trailer. In most cases it should not be less
than 10% or more than 15% of the trailer load. You must
consider this as part of the load on your vehicle.
Frontal Area
The frontal area is the maximum height multiplied by the
maximum width of the front of a trailer.
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Trailer Sway Control
Weight-Distributing Hitch
The trailer sway control can be a mechanical telescoping
link that can be installed between the hitch receiver and
the trailer tongue that typically provides adjustable friction associated with the telescoping motion to dampen
any unwanted trailer swaying motions while traveling.
A weight-distributing system works by applying leverage through spring (load) bars. They are typically used
for heavier loads to distribute trailer tongue weight to the
tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When used
in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions, it provides for a more level ride, offering more consistent
steering and brake control thereby enhancing towing
safety. The addition of a friction / hydraulic sway control
also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds and
contributes positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability.
Trailer sway control and a weight distributing (load
equalizing) hitch are recommended for heavier Tongue
Weights (TW) and may be required depending on vehicle
and trailer configuration / loading to comply with Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) requirements.
If equipped, the electronic Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
recognizes a swaying trailer and automatically applies
individual wheel brakes and/or reduces engine power to
attempt to eliminate the trailer sway.
Weight-Carrying Hitch
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
some other connecting point of the vehicle. These kinds
of hitches are the most popular on the market today and
they are commonly used to tow small- and mediumsized trailers.
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WARNING!
• An improperly adjusted Weight Distributing Hitch
system may reduce handling, stability, braking
performance, and could result in a collision.
• Weight Distributing Systems may not be compatible
with Surge Brake Couplers. Consult with your hitch
and trailer manufacturer or a reputable Recreational
Vehicle dealer for additional information.
Trailer Hitch Classification
The following chart provides the industry standard for
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
Class
Max. Trailer Hitch
Industry Standards
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Class II - Medium Duty
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
Class III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Class IV - Extra Heavy
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
Duty
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings)” chart for the Maximum
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your given
drivetrain.
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed
on your vehicle.
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain.
Engine/Transmission
3.6L Automatic
5.7L Automatic
Max. GTW (Gross
Trailer Wt.)
12 sq ft (1.11 sq m)
1,000 lbs (454 kg)
12 sq ft (1.11 sq m)
1,000 lbs (454 kg)
Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds.
Frontal Area
Max. Tongue Wt.
100 lbs (45 kg)
100 lbs (45 kg)
rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side to side
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in which will cause loss of control of the vehicle and trailer.
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of
many trailer collisions.
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) on the tow hitch of your
vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the
Trailer And Tongue Weight
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Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on Consider the following items when computing the
your bumper or trailer hitch.
weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
• The tongue weight of the trailer.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options or dealer-installed options must
be considered as part of the total load on your vehicle.
Refer to the “Tire and Loading Information” placard for
the maximum combined weight of occupants and cargo
for your vehicle.
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Towing Requirements
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components the following guidelines are recommended:
CAUTION!
• Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles
(805 km) the new vehicle is driven. The engine, axle
or other parts could be damaged.
• Then, during the first 500 miles (805 km) that a
trailer is towed, do not drive over 50 mph (80 km/h)
and do not make starts at full throttle. This helps
the engine and other parts of the vehicle wear in at
the heavier loads.
WARNING!
Improper towing can lead to a collision. Follow these
guidelines to make your trailer towing as safe as
possible:
• Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and it will not shift during travel. When trailering
cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts
can occur that may be difficult for the driver to
control. You could lose control of your vehicle and
have a collision.
• When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not
overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can
cause a loss of control, poor performance, or damage to brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering,
suspension, chassis structure, or tires.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to
the frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch.
Cross the chains under the trailer tongue and allow
enough slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on
the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle automatic
transmission in PARK. Always, block or ⴖchockⴖ
the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
(Continued)
1. Max loading as defined on the “Tire and Loading
Information” placard.
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized.
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Towing Requirements – Tires
• Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
spare tire.
replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher
load carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s
GVWR and GAWR limits.
Towing Requirements – Trailer Brakes
• Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to • Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
“Tires – General Information” in “Starting and OperThis could cause inadequate braking and possible
ating” for proper tire inflation procedures.
personal injury.
• Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation pres• An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
sures before trailer usage.
required when towing a trailer with electronically
• Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for the
brake controller is not required.
proper inspection procedure.
• Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
• When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Infor1,000 lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
mation” in “Starting and Operating” for the proper tire
2,000 lbs (907 kg).
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
• Towing any trailer will increase your stopping
distance. When towing you should allow for additional space between your vehicle and the vehicle
in front of you. Failure to do so could result in a
collision.
Towing Requirements – Trailer Lights And Wiring
WARNING!
• Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s
hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake
system and cause it to fail. You might not have
brakes when you need them and could have a
collision.
(Continued)
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stoplights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
The Trailer Tow Package may include a four- and sevenpin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer harness and connector.
NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles
wiring harness.
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The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
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Seven-Pin Connector
Four-Pin Connector
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Battery
Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
398 STARTING AND OPERATING
If you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than 45 minutes of continuous operation, then change the transmisBefore setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping,
sion fluid and filter as specified for “police, taxi, fleet, or
and backing up the trailer in an area located away from
frequent trailer towing.” Refer to the “Maintenance
heavy traffic.
Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
Automatic Transmission
Electronic Speed Control – If Equipped
The DRIVE range can be selected when towing. The
transmission controls include an adaptive drive strategy to • Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
avoid frequent shifting when towing. However, if frequent • When using the speed control, if you experience speed
shifting does occur while in DRIVE, you can use the
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
AutoStick威 shift control to manually select a lower gear.
you can get back to cruising speed.
Towing Tips
NOTE: Using a lower gear while operating the vehicle • Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
under heavy loading conditions will improve performaximize fuel efficiency.
mance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat build up. This action will also
provide better engine braking.
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AutoStick威
Cooling System
– When using the AutoStick威 shift control, select the
highest gear that allows for adequate performance and
avoids frequent downshifts. For example, choose “4” if
the desired speed can be maintained. Choose “3” or
“2” if needed to maintain the desired speed.
To reduce potential for engine and transmission overheating, take the following actions:
City Driving
When stopped for short periods, shift the transmission
– To prevent excess heat generation, avoid continuous into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
driving at high RPM. Reduce vehicle speed as neces- Highway Driving
sary to avoid extended driving at high RPM. Return to
a higher gear or vehicle speed when grade and road Reduce speed.
conditions allow.
Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
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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
Use of a towing dolly (with rear wheels on the ground) is
Recreational towing (with rear wheels on the ground) is NOT ALLOWED, as severe transmission damage will
NOT ALLOWED. The only acceptable method for tow- occur. Use of a towing dolly (with front wheels on the
ground) is not recommended, as vehicle damage may
ing this vehicle (behind another vehicle) is on a vehicle
occur.
trailer with all four wheels OFF the ground.
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
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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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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
䡵 HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS . . . . . . . . . . .404
▫ Jacking And Changing A Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . .419
䡵 IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . .404
▫ Road Tire Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .424
䡵 TIREFIT KIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405 䡵 JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES. . . . . . . . . . . .425
▫ TIREFIT Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
▫ TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation . . . . .406
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .428
▫ TIREFIT Usage Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408 䡵 FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
▫ Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410 䡵 SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
䡵 JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING . . . . . . . . . .415 䡵 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . .432
▫ Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . .416
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .434
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404 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
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 action.
flasher. When the switch is activated, all direc• On the highways — slow down.
tional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to • In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission
in NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.
turn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
This is an emergency warning system and it should not NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your an impending overheat condition:
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
other motorists.
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate even
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 405
• 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.
TIREFIT KIT
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).
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 (88 km/hr).
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TIREFIT Storage
TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation
The TIREFIT kit is located in the trunk.
TIREFIT Components
TIREFIT Location
1. Sealant Bottle
2. Deflation Button
3. Pressure Gauge
4. Power Button
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 407
5. Mode Select Knob
6. Sealant Hose (Clear)
7. Air Pump Hose (Black)
8. Power Plug
Using The Mode Select Knob And Hoses
Selecting Sealant Mode
Turn the Mode Select Knob (5) to this
position to inject the TIREFIT Sealant
and to inflate the tire. Use the Sealant
Hose (clear hose) (6) when selecting
this mode.
Your TIREFIT kit is equipped with the following symbols
Using The Power Button
to indicate the air or sealant mode.
Push and release the Power Button (4) once to
Selecting Air Mode
turn On the TIREFIT kit. Push and release the
Turn the Mode Select Knob (5) to this position
Power Button (4) again to turn Off the TIREFIT
for air pump operation only. Use the Black Air
kit.
Pump Hose (7) when selecting this mode.
Using The Deflation Button
Press the Deflation Button (2) to reduce the air
pressure in the tire if it becomes over-inflated.
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• For optimum performance, make sure the valve stem
on the wheel is free of debris before connecting the
• Replace the TIREFIT Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant
TIREFIT kit.
Hose (6) prior to the expiration date (printed on the
bottle label) to assure optimum operation of the sys- • You can use the TIREFIT air pump to inflate bicycle
tires. The kit also comes with two needles, located in
tem. Refer to “Sealing a Tire with TIREFIT” section (F)
the Accessory Storage Compartment (on the bottom of
“Sealant Bottle and Hose Replacement”.
the air pump) for inflating sport balls, rafts, or similar
• The Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6) are a one
inflatable items. However, use only the Air Pump
tire application use. After each use, always replace
Hose (7) and make sure the Mode Select Knob (5) is in
these components immediately at an authorized
the Air Mode when inflating such items to avoid
dealer.
injecting sealant into them. The TIREFIT Sealant is
only intended to seal punctures less than ¼ in (6 mm)
• When the TIREFIT sealant is in a liquid form, clean
water, and a damp cloth will remove the material from
diameter in the tread of your vehicle.
the vehicle or tire and wheel components. Once the
• Do not lift or carry the TIREFIT kit by the hoses.
sealant dries, it can easily be peeled off and properly
discarded.
TIREFIT Usage Precautions
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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 in. (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:
when injecting 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. Turn the Mode Select Knob (5) 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 3. Place the TIREFIT kit flat on the ground next to the
deflated tire.
deflated tire) is in a position that is near to the ground.
This will allow the TIREFIT Hoses (6) and (7) to reach
4. Remove the cap from the valve stem and then screw
the valve stem and keep the TIREFIT kit flat on the
the fitting at the end of the Sealant Hose (6) onto the
ground. This will provide the best positioning of the kit
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 –
vehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet.
10 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 Tire:
the Sealant Hose (6) to the valve stem. Check that the
• Always start the engine before turning ON the TIREMode Select Knob (5) is in the Sealant Mode position
FIT kit.
and not Air Mode. Press the Power Button (4) to turn
On the TIREFIT kit.
NOTE: Manual transmission vehicles must have the
parking brake engaged and the shift lever in NEUTRAL. 2. Connect the Power Plug (8) to a different 12 Volt
power outlet in your vehicle or another vehicle, if
• After pressing the Power Button (4), the sealant (white
available. Make sure the engine is running before
fluid) will flow from the Sealant Bottle (1) through the
turning ON the TIREFIT kit.
Sealant Hose (6) and into the tire.
3. The Sealant Bottle (1) may be empty due to previous
NOTE: Sealant may leak out through the puncture in the
use. Call for assistance.
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
longer flowing through hose (typically takes 30 70 seconds). As the sealant flows through the Sealant
Hose (6), the Pressure Gauge (3) can read as high as
70 psi (5 Bar). The Pressure Gauge (3) will decrease
quickly from approximately 70 psi (5 Bar) to the actual
tire pressure when the Sealant Bottle (1) is empty.
tion Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recommended inflation pressure before continuing.
If the tire inflates to the recommended pressure or is at
least 26 psi (1.8 Bar) pressure within 15 minutes:
1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn off the TIREFIT kit.
2. Remove the Speed Limit sticker from the top of the
Sealant Bottle (1) and place the sticker on the instru2. The pump will start to inject air into the tire immediment panel.
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
valve stem, reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end of
indicated on the tire pressure label on the driver-side
the hose, and place the TIREFIT kit in the vehicle storage
latch pillar (recommended pressure). Check the tire
location. Quickly proceed to (D) “Drive Vehicle”.
pressure by looking at the Pressure Gauge (3).
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
• 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.
TIREFIT is not a permanent flat tire repair. Have the
tire inspected and repaired or replaced after using
TIREFIT. Do not exceed 55 mph (88 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.
(D) Drive Vehicle:
(E) After Driving:
Pull over to a safe location. Refer to “Whenever You Stop
to Use TIREFIT” before continuing.
Immediately after injecting sealant and inflating the tire,
1. Turn the Mode Select Knob (5) to the Air Mode
drive the vehicle 5 miles (8 km) or 10 minutes to ensure
position.
distribution of the TIREFIT Sealant within the tire. Do not
exceed 55 mph (88 km/h).
2. Uncoil the power plug and insert the plug into the
vehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet.
3. Uncoil the Air Pump Hose (7) (black in color) and screw
the fitting at the end of hose (7) onto the valve stem.
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414 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
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.
If tire pressure is less than 19 psi (1.3 Bar), the tire is too 4. Have the tire inspected and repaired or replaced at the
earliest opportunity at an authorized dealer or tire
badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive the vehicle
further. Call for assistance.
service center.
5. Replace the Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6)
assembly at your authorized dealer as soon as possible.
1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn on TIREFIT and
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 authorized dealer or service center that the tire has been sealed
opening.
using the TIREFIT service kit.
NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the Deflation Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recommended inflation pressure before continuing.
If the tire pressure is 19 psi (1.3 bar) or higher:
2. Disconnect the TIREFIT kit from the valve stem,
reinstall the cap on the valve stem and unplug from
12 Volt outlet.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 415
(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 JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
of it accordingly.
4. Clean any remaining sealant from the TIREFIT housing.
5. Position the new Sealant Bottle (1) in the housing so
that the Sealant Hose (6) aligns with the hose slot in
the front of the housing. Press the bottle into the
housing. An audible click will be heard indicating the
bottle is locked into place.
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never put any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
• Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is
on a jack.
• The jack is designed to be used as a tool for
changing tires only. The jack should not be used to
lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle
should be jacked on a firm level surface only.
Avoid ice or slippery areas.
Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage
The jack and spare tire are both stowed under an access
cover in the trunk. Follow these steps to access the jack
and spare tire.
NOTE: The spare tire must be removed in order to
access the jack.
1. Open the trunk.
2. Lift the access cover using the pull strap.
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Opening The Access Panel
3. Remove the fastener securing the spare tire.
Spare Tire Fastener
4. Remove the spare tire.
418 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
5. Remove the fastener securing the jack.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in
the places provided. Have the deflated (flat) tire
repaired or replaced immediately.
Preparations For Jacking
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible. Avoid icy or slippery
areas.
Jack Fastener
6. Remove the scissors jack and lug wrench from the
spare wheel as an assembly. Turn the jack screw to the
left to loosen the lug wrench, and remove the wrench
from the jack assembly.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off
the road to avoid being hit when operating the jack
or changing the wheel.
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2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Place the shift lever into PARK (automatic transmission) or 1st gear (manual transmission).
5. Turn OFF the ignition.
6.
Block the front and rear of the
wheel diagonally opposite of the
jacking position. For example, if
changing the right front tire, block
the left rear wheel.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle
when the vehicle is being jacked.
Jacking And Changing A Tire
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to
help prevent personal injury or damage to your
vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible before raising the
vehicle.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to
be raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic
transmission in PARK; a manual transmission in
REVERSE.
• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a
jack.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a
jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. If
you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a
service center where it can be raised on a lift.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for
lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely
careful of motor traffic.
Jack Warning Label
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated in the Jacking
Instructions for this vehicle.
Jack Engagement Locations
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1. Remove the spare tire, jack, and lug wrench.
2. If equipped with aluminum wheels where the center
cap covers the lug nuts, use the lug wrench to pry the
center cap off carefully before raising the vehicle.
3. Before raising the vehicle, use the lug wrench to
loosen, but not remove, the lug nuts on the wheel with
the flat tire. Turn the lug nuts counterclockwise one
turn while the wheel is still on the ground.
4. Place the jack underneath the lift area that is closest to
the flat tire. Turn the jack screw clockwise to firmly
engage the jack saddle with the lift area of the sill
flange.
NOTE: If the vehicle is too low for jack placement, slide
the jack on its side and rotate it up into position.
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Front Jacking Location
422 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and
hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough
to remove the tire.
6. Remove the lug nuts and tire.
7. Mount the spare tire.
CAUTION!
Rear Jacking Location
5. Raise the vehicle just enough to remove the flat tire
and install the spare tire.
Be sure to mount the spare tire with the valve stem
facing outward. The vehicle could be damaged if the
spare tire is mounted incorrectly.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 423
• Refer to “Compact Spare Tire” and to “Limited-Use
Spare” under “Tires—General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for additional warnings, cautions,
and information about the spare tire, its use, and
operation.
8. Install the lug nuts with the cone shaped end of the lug
nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts.
WARNING!
Mounting Spare Tire
NOTE:
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.
• For vehicles so equipped, do not attempt to install a
9. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
center cap or wheel cover on the compact spare.
handle counterclockwise.
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10. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the Road Tire Installation
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until
each nut has been tightened twice. The correct tight- 2. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped
end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the
ness of each lug nut is 110 ft-lb. (150 N·m). If in doubt
lug nuts.
about the correct tightness, have them checked with
a torque wrench by your authorized dealer or at a
service station.
WARNING!
11. Stow the jack, tools and flat tire. Make sure the base
of the jack faces the back of the vehicle before
tightening down the fastener.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in
the places provided. Have the deflated (flat) tire
repaired or replaced immediately.
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.
3. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
handle counterclockwise.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 425
4. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until
each nut has been tightened twice. The correct tightness of each lug nut is 110 ft-lbs (150 N·m). If in doubt
about the correct tightness, have them checked with a
torque wrench by your authorized dealer or service
station.
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jumpstarted using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster
pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
so please follow the procedures in this section carefully.
NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack
follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
5. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a precautions.
torque wrench to ensure that all lug nuts are properly
seated against the wheel.
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.
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WARNING!
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen.
It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
Preparations For Jump-Start
The battery is stored under an access cover in the trunk.
Remote battery posts are located on the right side of the
engine compartment for jump-starting.
Remote Battery Posts
1 — Remote Positive (+) Post
2 — Remote Negative (-) Post
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 427
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 watch bands or
bracelets that might 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.
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Jump-Starting Procedure
WARNING!
Failure to follow this procedure could result in personal injury or property damage due to battery explosion.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the
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.
WARNING!
Do not connect the 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.
5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
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.
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
remote positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
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Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in
the reverse sequence:
6. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
7. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable
from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
CAUTION!
Accessories that can be 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, the vehicle’s
battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery
life and/or prevent the engine from starting.
8. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery. FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand, or snow, it can
9. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable
often be moved using a rocking motion. Turn the steering
from the remote positive (+) post of the discharged
wheel right and left to clear the area around the front
vehicle.
wheels. Then shift back and forth between DRIVE and
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle REVERSE (with automatic transmission) or 2nd gear and
you should have the battery and charging system in- REVERSE (with manual transmission), while gently pressing the accelerator. Use the least amount of accelerator
spected at your authorized dealer.
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 transmission failure during prolonged
efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between DRIVE/2nd gear and REVERSE, 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.
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
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WARNING! (Continued)
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.
5. Insert the screwdriver or similar tool, into the access port,
and push and hold the override release lever down.
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:
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1. Turn the engine OFF.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
Shift Lever Override Access Cover
3. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, remove the
6. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
shift lever override access cover (located to the right of
7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
the shift lever).
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal. 8. Reinstall the shift lever override access cover.
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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
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 433
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.
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.
If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.) Automatic Transmission
while being towed, the ignition must be in the ON/RUN
The manufacturer recommends towing your vehicle with
position, not the ACC position.
all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
If the vehicle’s key fob is unavailable, or the vehicle’s
battery is discharged, see “Shift Lever Override” in If flatbed equipment is not available, and the transmission
“What To Do In Emergencies” for instructions on shifting is operable, the vehicle may be flat towed (with all four
wheels on the ground) under the following conditions:
the automatic transmission out of PARK for towing.
• The transmission must be in NEUTRAL.
• The towing distance must not exceed 15 miles (24 km).
• The towing speed must not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
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If the transmission is not operable, or the vehicle must If flatbed equipment is not available, and the transmission
be towed faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or farther than is operable, the vehicle may be flat towed (with all four
15 miles (24 km), then the only acceptable method of wheels on the ground) under the following conditions:
towing is with a flatbed truck.
• The transmission must be in NEUTRAL.
CAUTION!
• The towing speed must not exceed 65 mph (105 km/h).
Failure to follow these towing methods can cause
severe engine or transmission damage. Damage from
improper towing is not covered under the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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.
Manual Transmission
The manufacturer recommends towing your vehicle with
all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these towing methods can cause
severe engine or transmission damage. Damage from
improper towing is not covered under the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L . . . . . . . . . .438
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L . . . . . . . . . .439
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448
䡵 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II . .440
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
䡵 EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND
MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . .441
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .454
䡵 REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
䡵 DEALER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443
䡵 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .443
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .444
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .454
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .458
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
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▫ Clutch Hydraulic System – Manual
䡵 BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483
Transmission (If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .465
▫ Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp,
▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . .466
Park/Turn Lamp — Models with Halogen
Headlamps — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483
▫ Automatic Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . .466
▫ Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, and
▫ Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .468
Park/Turn Lamp — Models with High Intensity
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Discharge (HID) Headlamps — If Equipped. . .483
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .468
▫ Front/Rear Side Marker Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . .484
䡵 FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
▫ Tail/Turn and Stop Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .485
▫ Integrated Power Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
▫ Center Tail/Backup Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
▫ Rear Power Distribution Center . . . . . . . . . . .477
▫ Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL) . .487
䡵 VEHICLE STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482
▫ License Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .488
䡵 REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 437
䡵 FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
䡵 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE
PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
Engine Oil Dipstick
Brake Fluid Reservoir Access Cover
Engine Coolant Reservoir
5
6
7
8
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Engine Oil Fill
— Remote Jump Start (Positive Battery Post)
— Washer Fluid Reservoir
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L
7
1
2
3
4
— Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
— Brake Fluid Reservoir Access Cover
— Engine Coolant Reservoir
— Air Cleaner Filter
5
6
7
8
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—
Engine Oil Fill
Engine Oil Dipstick
Remote Jump Start (Positive Battery Post)
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 drivability. 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).
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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.
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacement. If the OBD II system should be determined not
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap
may also turn on the MIL.
Your vehicle has a simple ignition key-actuated test,
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
check if your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must
PROGRAMS
do the following:
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
crank or start the engine.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
2. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start
For states that require an Inspection and Maintethis test over.
nance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not 3. As soon as you turn the ignition switch to the ON
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II
of a normal bulb check.
system is ready for testing.
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4. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
happen:
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
• The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
not proceed to the I/M station.
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
running.
• The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the REPLACEMENT PARTS
engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system
Use of genuine MOPAR威 parts for normal/scheduled
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to enIf your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your sure the designed performance. Damage or failures
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was caused by the use of non-MOPAR威 parts for maintenance
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement, and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s
you may need to do nothing more than drive your warranty.
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
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DEALER SERVICE
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Your authorized dealer has the qualified service personnel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service
operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are
available which include detailed service information for
your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before
attempting any procedure yourself.
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
penalties being assessed against you.
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.
Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
maintenance schedule, there are other components 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
Checking Oil Level – 3.6L Engine
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
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 between the MIN and MAX markings on the
dipstick. Adding 1.0 qt (1.0 L) of oil when the reading is
at the MIN mark will result in a MAX reading on these
engines.
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling will cause oil aeration or
loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine.
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Checking Oil Level – 5.7L Engine
Change Engine Oil
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
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.
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
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.
NOTE:Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
whichever occurs first.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only
recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet
the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395.
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American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
This symbol means that the oil has
been certified by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). The
manufacturer only recommends
API Certified engine oils.
Engine Oil Viscosity – 3.6L Engine
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy.
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 the “Engine Compartment” illustration in this section.
Engine Oil Viscosity – 5.7L Engine
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy.
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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.
Synthetic Engine Oils
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recommended oil quality requirements are met, and the recommended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
NOTE: Vehicles equipped with a 5.7L engine must use are followed.
SAE 5W-20 oil. Failure to do so may result in improper Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
operation of the Fuel Saver Technology. Refer to “Fuel
Saver Technology – If Equipped” in “Starting and Oper- Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
ating” for further information.
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
Lubricants that do not have both, the engine oil certifi- environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
cation mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number station or governmental agency for advice on how and
should not be used.
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
your area.
Materials Added To Engine Oil
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addi- Engine Oil Filter
tion of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to the The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter
engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its at every engine oil change.
performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.
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Engine Oil Filter Selection
WARNING! (Continued)
This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil
filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
quality filters should be used to assure most efficient
service. MOPAR威 engine oil filters are a high quality oil
filter and are recommended.
for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is
near the engine compartment before starting the
vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner,
hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
maintenance intervals.
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine air
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are recomWARNING!
mended.
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can
Maintenance-Free Battery
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
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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
WARNING!
• 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).
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CAUTION!
• 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 of the condenser fins and a performance test.
Drive belt tension should also be checked at this time.
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.
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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.
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling
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
sealers, stop leak products, seal conditioners, compressor
oil, and refrigerants.
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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.
1. Remove the access door in the cowl screen by pressing
the retaining clips.
Access Door
2. Unsnap both ends and lift the filter access cover.
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Filter Access Cover
3. Remove the used filter.
A/C Air Filter
5. Close the filter access cover.
4. Install the new filter with arrows pointing in the Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
direction of airflow, which is toward the rear of the maintenance intervals.
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威 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
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor perforyear, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small mance of blades may be present with chattering, marks,
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR威 water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions are
Lock Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder. present, clean the wiper blades or replace as necessary.
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Adding Washer Fluid
The windshield washer fluid reservoir is located in the
front of the engine compartment. Be sure to check the
fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with
windshield washer solvent (not radiator antifreeze) and
operate the system for a few seconds to flush out the
residual water.
WARNING!
Commercially available windshield washer solvents
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
Exhaust System
When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, apply some
washer fluid to a cloth or towel and wipe the wiper The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
blades clean. This will help blade performance.
system.
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
rating information can be found on most washer fluid or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
have an authorized technician inspect the complete excontainers.
haust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damThe fluid reservoir will hold nearly 1 gal (4 L) of washer aged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
fluid when the message “Low Washer Fluid” appears in the or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) (if equipped). into the passenger compartment. In addition, have the
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exhaust system inspected each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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.
• 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.
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.
• 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.
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Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic con- To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damage:
verter will not require maintenance. However, it is im- • Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
portant to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
motion.
damage.
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
vehicle.
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
against you.
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
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.
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Coolant Checks
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™).
• 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.
Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every
12 months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If coolant is dirty or rusty in appearance, the
system should be drained, flushed, and refilled with
fresh coolant. Check the front of the radiator 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.
Check the coolant recovery bottle tubing for brittle rubber,
cracking, tears, cuts, and tightness of the connection at the
bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire system for leaks.
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With the engine at normal operating temperature (but Selection Of Coolant
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
coolant from the radiator drain cock. If the cap is sealing
properly, the engine coolant (antifreeze) will begin to
CAUTION!
drain from the coolant recovery bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE CAP WHEN THE • Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
specified Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze), may result in engine
Cooling System – Drain, Flush, And Refill
damage and may decrease corrosion protection.
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains a
Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolconsiderable amount of sediment, clean and flush with a
ant is different and should not be mixed with
reliable cooling system cleaner. Follow with a thorough
Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) enrinsing to remove all deposits and chemicals. Properly
gine coolant (antifreeze). If a non-OAT engine
dispose of old engine coolant (antifreeze).
coolant (antifreeze) is introduced into the cooling
system in an emergency, it should be replaced with
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
the specified engine coolant (antifreeze) as soon as
maintenance intervals.
possible.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
Adding Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant (antifreeze) 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 you use the same engine
coolant (antifreeze) throughout the life of your vehicle.
Please review these recommendations for using Organic
Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze).
When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
• We recommend using MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive
Technology).
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
and distilled water. Use higher concentrations (not to
exceed 70%) if temperatures below −34° F (−37° C) are
anticipated.
• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
engine cooling system.
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Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the proper level of protection against freezing according to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not
recommended and can result in cooling system damage.
Drain, flush, and refill as soon as possible to avoid
damage if coolant types are mixed in an emergency.
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 bottle.
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.
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462 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point or replacing engine coolant (antifreeze). Advise your service attendant
of this. As long as the engine operating temperature is
satisfactory, the coolant bottle need only be checked once
a month.
Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based
engine coolant in open containers or allow it to remain in
puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child or pet, seek When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
emergency assistance immediately. Clean up any ground maintain the proper level, it should be added to the
spills immediately.
coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
Coolant Level
Points To Remember
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for
determining that the engine coolant (antifreeze) level is
adequate. With the engine OFF and cold, the level of the
engine coolant (antifreeze) in the bottle should be between the ranges indicated on the bottle.
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
from the front of the engine compartment. This is normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 463
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no • Make sure that the coolant expansion bottle overflow
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
• Do not overfill the coolant expansion bottle.
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean.
• Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in
the coolant expansion bottle. If engine coolant (anti- • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
freeze) needs to be added, the contents of the coolant
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
expansion bottle must also be protected against
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
freezing.
result in unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze) performance, poor gas mileage, and increased emissions.
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
required, the cooling system should be pressure tested Brake System
for leaks.
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at system components should be inspected periodically.
50% OAT engine coolant (antifreeze) (minimum) and Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
distilled water for proper corrosion protection of your maintenance intervals.
engine which contains aluminum components.
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464 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
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 if taining Your Vehicle” for further information.
the brake system 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.
WARNING!
• 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
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
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.
• 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.
(Continued)
Clutch Hydraulic System – Manual Transmission
(If Equipped)
The clutch hydraulic system is fed by a segregated
volume of fluid within the brake system master cylinder
reservoir. In the event of leakage or wear, use only the
manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle” for further information.
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466 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Change Transmission Fluid
Fluid Level Check
If contaminated with water, change the fluid immediately. See your authorized dealer for service.
Check the fluid level by removing the fill plug on the left
side of the transmission. The fluid level should be at the
bottom of the fill hole. Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain
the proper level. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information.
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or damage to the
transmission. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and
Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for
fluid specifications.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
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 recommended transmission
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” 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.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder, and will require more frequent fluid and
filter changes. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and
Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for
fluid specifications.
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.
Fluid Level Check
The fluid level is preset at the factory and does not
require adjustment under normal operating conditions.
Special Additives
Routine fluid level checks are not required, therefore the
The manufacturer strongly recommends against using
transmission filler tube is capped and no dipstick is
any special additives in the transmission.
provided.
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered
product and its performance may be impaired by supple- Your authorized dealer can check your transmission fluid
mental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid addi- level using a special service dipstick. If you notice fluid
tives to the transmission. The only exception to this leakage or transmission malfunction, visit your authopolicy is the use of special dyes for diagnosing fluid rized dealer immediately to have the transmission fluid
leaks. Avoid using transmission sealers as they may level checked. Operating the vehicle with an improper
fluid level can cause severe transmission damage.
adversely affect seals.
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468 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CAUTION!
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.
Check the fluid level by removing the fill plug on the
axle. The fluid level should be at the bottom of the fill
hole. Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Change Axle Fluid
Fluid And Filter Changes
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
maintenance intervals.
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
In addition, change the fluid and filter if the transmission Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
is disassembled for any reason.
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geoRear Axle
graphic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice, and chemicals that are sprayed
Fluid Level Check
on trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are
Checking the fluid level while the vehicle is on level highly corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside
ground will improve the accuracy of the fluid level parking, which exposes your vehicle to airborne contamireading.
nants, road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated,
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 469
extreme hot or cold weather and other extreme condi- Washing
tions will have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and • Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your veunderbody protection.
hicle in the shade using MOPAR威 Car Wash, or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
clear water.
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use MOPAR威 Super Kleen Bug
What Causes Corrosion?
and Tar Remover to remove.
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR威
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect
The most common causes are:
your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint.
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing that
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish.
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470 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
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.
• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
considered the responsibility of the owner.
• If your vehicle is damaged due to a collision or similar
cause that destroys the paint and protective coating,
have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The
cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of
the owner.
• 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威 Touch Up Paint on scratches as soon as
open.
possible. Your authorized dealer has touch up paint to
match the color of your vehicle.
Special Care
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Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure – If
Equipped
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following manner:
with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting
with a clean, dry towel.
• To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use
MOPAR威 Wheel Cleaner.
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
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威 Wheel Cleaner or
equivalent is recommended.
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR威 Total Clean, or a
mild soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove
stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR威 Multi-Purpose
Cleaner to a clean, damp cloth and remove 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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Interior Care
Use MOPAR威 Total Clean to clean fabric upholstery and
carpeting.
Use MOPAR威 Total Clean 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威 Total Clean is specifically recommended for
Cleaning Headlights
leather upholstery.
Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlights and fog
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular lights (if equipped) that are lighter and less susceptible to
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt stone breakage than glass headlights.
can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth. Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
and MOPAR威 Total Clean. Care should be taken to avoid To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and
soaking your leather upholstery with any liquid. Please reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, deter- remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution folgents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean your leather lowed by rinsing.
upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not
required to maintain the original condition.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 473
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
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威 Glass Cleaner, or any commercial 1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear wincleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp
dow equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear
rag.
quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
not use scrapers or other sharp instrument that may
Seat Belt Maintenance
scratch the elements.
When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the Do not bleach, dye, or clean the belts with chemical
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
directly on the mirror.
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If the belts need cleaning, use MOPAR威 Total Clean, a FUSES
mild soap solution, or lukewarm water. Do not remove
Integrated Power Module
the belts from the vehicle to wash them. Dry with a soft
The Integrated Power Module is located in the engine
cloth.
compartment. This module contains fuses and relays.
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
buckles do not work properly.
Cleaning The Center Console Cupholders
Clean with a damp cloth or towel using a mild detergent
with the cupholder in the center console.
NOTE: The cupholder cannot be removed.
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
—
7
—
MiniFuse
Description
15 Amp
Blue
25 Amp
Natural
25 Amp
Natural
25 Amp
Natural
15 Amp
Blue
25 Amp
Natural
25 Amp
Natural
Washer Motor
Powertrain Control
Module (PCM)
Ignition Run/Start
EGR Solenoid/
Alternator
Powertrain Control
Module
Ignition Coils/
Injectors
Headlamp Washer
Relay – If Equipped
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Cavity
8
9
10
11
12
13
Cartridge
Fuse
—
—
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
50 Amp
Red
MiniFuse
Description
Cavity
30 Amp
Green
—
—
Starter
14
15
—
—
—
—
Windshield Wiper
Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS)
Valves
Radiator Fan
Lo/High
Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS) Pump
Motor
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Cartridge
Fuse
—
50 Amp
Red
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
MiniFuse
Description
—
—
—
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.
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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
—
16
—
MiniFuse
Description
Cavity
20 Amp
Yellow
25 Amp
Natural
—
—
—
10 Amp
Red
Power Outlet
17
Cartridge
Fuse
—
Vacuum Pump – If
Equipped
—
—
—
AC Heater Control/
Cluster/Security
Module – If
Equipped
Active Damper – If
Equipped
Heated Seat Module
– If Equipped
18
—
19
—
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
MiniFuse
Description
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
10 Amp
Red
Instrument Cluster
Cigar Lighter
(Instrument Panel)
Stop Lights
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC)
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Cavity
28
Cartridge
Fuse
—
29
—
30
31
—
—
MiniFuse
Description
Cavity
10 Amp
Red
Ignition Run, AC
Heater Control/
Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC)
Cluster/Electronic
Stability Program
(ESP)/Powertrain
Control Module
(PCM)/STOP LIGHT
Switch
Door Modules/
Power Mirrors/
Steering Control
Module (SCM)
—
32
33
34
35
Cartridge
Fuse
—
—
—
—
36
—
25 Amp
Natural
37
—
38
—
15 Amp
Blue
10 Amp
Red
5 Amp
Orange
10 Amp
Red
—
MiniFuse
Description
—
—
—
5 Amp
Orange
—
—
—
Antenna Module – If
Equipped/Power
Mirrors
Hands-Free Phone –
If Equipped/Radio/
Amplifier Feed
Transmission
Cargo Light/Vehicle
Information Module
– If Equipped
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 481
Cavity
39
Cartridge
Fuse
—
40
—
41
42
—
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
20 Amp
Blue
43
44
MiniFuse
Description
10 Amp
Red
5 Amp
Orange
Heated Mirrors – If
Equipped
Auto Inside Rearview Mirror/Heated
Seats – If Equipped/
Switch Bank
—
Front Blower Motor
—
—
—
—
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.
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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 (i.e., 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
578
Reading Lamps
Visor Vanity Lamps
A6220
Glove Box Lamp – If
194
Equipped
Door Courtesy
562
Shift Indicator Lamp
JKLE14140
Optional Door Map
LED (Serviced at
Pocket/Cupholder
Authorized 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
9145/H10 (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
168
3057K
3057K
168
921
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
168
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
HID Headlamps
The headlamps are a type of high voltage discharge tube.
High voltage can remain in the circuit even with the
headlamp switch off and the key removed. Because of
this, you should not attempt to service a headlamp bulb
yourself. If a headlamp bulb fails, take your vehicle to
an authorized dealer for service.
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WARNING!
A transient high tension 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.
NOTE:
• If a screwdriver is used, make sure a soft material is
placed between the vehicle body and tool so not to
scratch the paint.
2. Rotate the bulb’s socket counterclockwise, and remove
the bulb and socket assembly from the housing.
NOTE: On vehicles equipped with HID headlamps, 3. Pull the bulb out of the socket and insert the replacement bulb.
when the headlamps are turned on, there is a blue hue to
the lamps. This diminishes and becomes more white after 4. Install the bulb and socket assembly into the housing,
approximately 10 seconds, as the system charges.
and rotate the socket clockwise to lock it in place.
Front/Rear Side Marker Lamp
1. Remove the front/rear side marker. Use a fiber stick or
similar tool to gently pry the lamp on the outboard
side to disengage the clip.
5. Reinstall the front/rear side marker.
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Tail/Turn and Stop Lamp
1. Open the trunk.
2. Using a screwdriver, remove the tail lamp retainer.
4. Pull back the trunk liner.
5. Remove the remaining fasteners from the back of the
tail lamp assembly.
3. Remove the fasteners from the back of the tail lamp
assembly.
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6. Pull the tail lamp assembly clear from the vehicle to 8. Disconnect the electrical connector.
access the bulbs.
9. Turn the appropriate bulb and socket assembly counterclockwise 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.
13. Reinstall tail lamp retainer.
7. Push the electrical connector locking tab to the side.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 487
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.
14. Close the trunk.
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License Lamp
1. Remove the screws securing the lamp to the rear
fascia.
2. Remove the bulb and socket assembly.
3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and
install the replacement bulb.
1 — License Lamp Bulb
2 — Socket
4. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly.
5. Reattach the lamp to the rear fascia, and then install
the screws.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 489
FLUID CAPACITIES
U.S.
Fuel (Approximate)
All Engines
19 Gallons
Engine Oil With Filter
3.6 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
6 Quarts
5.7 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
7 Quarts
Cooling System*
3.6 Liter Engine (MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Engine Coolant
11.1 Quarts
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
5.7 Liter Engine (MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Engine Coolant
14.7 Quarts
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
Metric
72 Liters
5.6 Liters
6.6 Liters
10.5 Liters
13.9 Liters
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil – 3.6L Engine
Engine Oil – 5.7L Engine
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs – 3.6L Engine
Spark Plugs – 5.7L Engine
Fuel Selection (3.6L and 5.7L Engine
– Automatic Transmission)
Fuel Selection (5.7L Engine – Manual
Transmission)
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile
Formula OAT (Organic Additive Technology).
We recommend you use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the
requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your engine
oil filler cap for correct SAE grade.
We recommend you use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the
requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your engine
oil filler cap for correct SAE grade.
We recommend you use MOPAR威 Engine Oil Filters.
We recommend you use MOPAR威 Spark Plugs.
We recommend you use MOPAR威 Spark Plugs.
87 Octane Acceptable — 89 Octane Recommended
91 Octane
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 491
Chassis
Component
Manual Transmission – If
Equipped
Automatic Transmission – If
Equipped
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Rear Axle – 3.6L Engine
Rear Axle – 5.7L Engine
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid.
MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed
ATF+4威 product.
We recommend you use MOPAR威 DOT 3, SAE J1703. If DOT 3 brake
fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable.
We recommend you use MOPAR威 Hydraulic Fluid or equivalent meeting
MS-11655, such as Fuchs EG ZH 3044 or Pentosin CHF 11s.
We recommend you use MOPAR威 Synthetic Gear Lubricant SAE 75W140
(API GL-5).
We recommend you use MOPAR威 Synthetic Gear Lubricant SAE 75W90
(API GL-5) with MOPAR威 Friction Modifier — Hypoid Gear Additive.
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On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
equipped vehicles, “Oil Change Required” will be disYour vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change
played in the EVIC and a single chime will sound,
indicator system. The oil change indicator system will
indicating that an oil change is necessary.
remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for
scheduled maintenance.
On Non-EVIC equipped vehicles, “Change Oil” will flash
in the instrument cluster odometer and a single chime
Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change
will sound, indicating that an oil change is necessary.
indicator message will illuminate. This means that service is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
such as frequent short-trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
cold ambient temperatures, and E85 fuel usage will scheduled oil change is performed by someone other
influence when the “Change Oil” or “Oil Change Re- than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by
quired” message is displayed. Severe Operating Condi- referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle
tions can cause the change oil message to illuminate as Information Center (EVIC)/Oil Change Required” in
early as 3,500 miles (5,600 km) since last reset. Have your “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or under “Invehicle serviced as soon as possible, within the next strument Cluster Description/Odometer/Trip Odom500 miles (805 km).
eter” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
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NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
whichever comes first.
Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:
• Check engine oil level
• Check windshield washer fluid level
• Check the tire inflation pressures and look for unusual
wear or damage
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake
master cylinder, power steering and transmission as
needed
• Check function of all interior and exterior lights
Required Maintenance Intervals.
Refer to the maintenance schedules on the following
page for the required maintenance intervals.
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil
Change Indicator System:
• Change oil and filter
• Rotate the tires. Rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before the oil indicator
system turns on.
• Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals as
required
• Inspect automatic transmission fluid if equipped
with dipstick
• Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hoses
and park brake
• Inspect engine cooling system protection and
hoses
• Inspect exhaust system
• Inspect engine air cleaner if using in dusty or
off-road conditions
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Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect front suspension, tie rod
ends, boot seals and replace if
necessary.
Inspect the rear axle fluid.
Inspect the manual transmission
fluid (if equipped), add as
necessary.
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Additional Maintenance
Replace engine air filter.
Replace cabin/air conditioning
filter.
Replace spark plugs
(3.6L engine). **
Replace spark plugs
(5.7L engine). **
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coolant at 10 years or
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whichever comes first.
Change the manual transmission
fluid (if equipped) if using your
vehicle for any of the following:
Most of your driving is at sustained speeds during hot
weather, above 90°F (32°C),
driving in dusty conditions, or
stop and go driving.
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vehicle for any of the following:
police, taxi, fleet, off-road, or
frequent trailer towing.
Change automatic transmission
fluid and filter.
Change the rear axle fluid if
using your vehicle for any of the
following: police, taxi, fleet, offroad, or frequent trailer towing.
Inspect and replace PCV valve if
necessary.
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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.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
CONTENTS
䡵 SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or
Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . .505
▫ Prepare For The Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . .503
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503 䡵 WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . .503 䡵 MOPAR威 PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
䡵 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503 䡵 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . .507
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center. . . . . . .504
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . .505
▫ In Mexico contact: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .505
▫ In The 50 United States And
Washington, D.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .508
䡵 PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . .508
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䡵 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .509
▫ Treadwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .510
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .510
▫ Temperature Grades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .511
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 503
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 dealer, 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
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the
service advisor know.
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Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
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
facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed
correctly and in a timely manner.
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer center should include the following information:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
• Authorized dealer name
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• 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 concern, you may contact the manufacturer’s customer
center.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 505
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
P.O. Box 1621
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Phone: (800) 465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French
In Mexico contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Mexico, D. F.
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
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.
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.
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Service Contract
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).
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.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 507
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.
MOPAR姞 PARTS
MOPAR威 fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
available from an authorized dealer. They are recommended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle
operating at its best.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
WARRANTY INFORMATION
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
manufacturer.
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
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campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
individual problems between you, your authorized To order the following manuals, you may use either the
dealer, and the manufacturer.
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, MasTo contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety tercard, American Express, and Discover orders are acHotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424– 9153), cepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administra- for an order form.
tor, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building,
NOTE: A street address is required when ordering
Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
information about motor vehicle safety from
http://www.safercar.gov.
Service Manuals
In Canada
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
defect to the Canadian government should contact Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations and
Recalls at 1-800-333-0510 or go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/
roadsafety/
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the information that students and professional technicians need in
diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintaining, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group LLC vehicles. A complete working knowledge of the vehicle,
system, and/or components is written in straightforward
language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 509
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
Call toll free at:
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 troubleshooting and drivability procedures, proven diagnostic tests
and a complete list of all tools and equipment.
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
• www.techauthority.com
Owner’s Manuals
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
These Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC vehicles.
Included are starting, operating, emergency and maintenance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities
and safety tips.
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.
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety
requirements in addition to these grades.
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Treadwear
Traction Grades
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.
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.
A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
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.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 511
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.
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About Your Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .460
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381
Airbag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . .448
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Air Pressure, Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Antenna, Satellite Radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Anti-Theft Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . .19
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .468
Arming Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . .19
Assistance Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .285
INDEX 515
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . .
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . .
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448 Brightness, Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . .28 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449 Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .454 Calibration, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351 Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .468
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .468
Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .468
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .467
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .467
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
Auto Unlock, Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
Axle Lubrication (Axle Fluid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
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.336
.491
.330
.333
.333
.334
.464
.464
.330
.226
.315
.104
.177
.482
.109
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Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .446
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .461
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
Certification Label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .366
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346
Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) . .441
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . .
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . .
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Computer, Trip/Travel. . . . . . . . . . . .
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI)
Conserving Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
Dealer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443
Deck Lid, Emergency Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Deck Lid, Power Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Defroster, Rear Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
Dimmer Switch, Headlight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Dipsticks
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .444
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Driving
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Standing
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
Daytime Brightness, Interior Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap)
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . .
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . .
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . .
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) .
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cupholders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.458
.460
.489
.458
.462
.459
.462
.462
.461
.461
.459
.468
.220
.211
.503
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518 INDEX
Driving to Achieve Maximum Fuel Economy. . . . . .236 Emission Control System Maintenance
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical Power Outlets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . .
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Power Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . .477
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . .182
Compartment Identification . . . . .
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .341
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Throttle Control Warning Light . . . . . . . .221
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . . .230
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency Deck Lid Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency, In Case of
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .404
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .404
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency Trunk Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
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.448
.308
.104
.444
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.438
.458
.458
.106
.306
.306
.378
.425
.444
.446
.445
.447
INDEX 519
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . .
Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . .
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . .
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filler Location Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382 Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448 Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292 Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .404
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .446
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .446
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Exhaust System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Exterior Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Exterior Lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
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Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding . . . . . . . . .
Additives . . . . . . .
Clean Air . . . . . . .
Conserving . . . . . .
Ethanol . . . . . . . . .
Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
Gasoline . . . . . . . .
Gauge . . . . . . . . . .
Materials Added . .
Methanol . . . . . . .
Octane Rating . . . .
Requirements . . . .
Saver Mode . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . .
Tank Capacity . . . .
Fueling . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel Optimizer . . . . . .
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . .
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.378
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.379
.378
.378
.236
.490
.489
.382
.236
.236
Fuel System Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .473
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385
INDEX 521
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385 Headlight Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385 Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Head Rests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Hands-Free Phone (Uconnect威). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122 Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Heated Seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Hazard
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327 High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . . .176
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .404 Hill Start Assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483 Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472 Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . . .176 Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172 Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176 Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171 Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172 Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455 Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
10
522 INDEX
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .473
Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers). . . . . . . . . . . . .179
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Jacking Instructions .
Jack Location . . . . .
Jack Operation . . . .
Jump Starting . . . . .
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Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Keyless Enter-N-Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Keyless Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Keyless Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Key, Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Kicker Sound System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
Knee Bolster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren) . . .77
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .364
Light Bulbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
INDEX 523
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
Courtesy/Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . . .343
Electronic Throttle Control Warning . . . . . . . . . .221
Engine Temperature Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .404
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Headlights On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .488
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . .229
Map Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness) . . . . . . . . . .178
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
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524 INDEX
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . . .229
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . .220
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Auto Unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH) . . .77
Low Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .368
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .454
Maintenance Free Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine).
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INDEX 525
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
Odometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .444
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .444
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .444
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .446
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Exterior Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Mode
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .368
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
10
526 INDEX
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .446
Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
Operating Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Overdrive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
Overdrive OFF Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
Overhead Console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .468
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Parking Brake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Park Sense System, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Personal Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Pets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Pets, Transporting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Phone, Hands-Free (Uconnect威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . .351
Power
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
Deck Lid Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . .207
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
INDEX 527
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Programming Transmitters (Remote Keyless Entry) . .23
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .358
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . . . . .461
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
Radio Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
Rear Cupholder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Rear Park Sense System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
Release, Hood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Reminder, Seat Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Remote Control
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . .282
Remote Starting System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Remote Trunk Release. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Replacement Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .364
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
Restraint, Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
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528 INDEX
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .345
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .473
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Seatback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Tilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
INDEX 529
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction Indicator) . .229
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .508
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Setting the Clock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
Shift Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Side View Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Side Window Demisters (Defrosters) . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .366
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359
Sound System
Kicker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
Spare Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
Specifications
Fuel (Gasoline) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
Speed Control (Cruise Control). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Speedometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Starting and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Steering
Column Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
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530 INDEX
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . . .282
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482
Storage, Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . . .58
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .285
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . .221
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Time Delay, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire and Loading Information Placard .
TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Information . . . . . . . . . . .
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) .
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . .
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.172
.351
.405
.345
.109
.364
.355
.366
.415
.361
.355
.358
.356
.415
.364
.351
.368
.227
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Quality Grading . . . . . . .
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement . . . . . . . . . .
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . .
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . .
Tread Wear Indicators . . .
Tire Safety Information . . . . .
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight
To Open Hood . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
24-Hour Towing Assistance
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . .
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.358
.364
.367
.345
.346
.359
.416
.363
.395
.363
.345
.391
.169
.387
.136
.432
.391
Recreational . . . . . . . . .
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Assistance. . . . . . . .
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System Tips . . .
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minimum Requirements .
Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer and Tongue Weight
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing Guide. . . . . .
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . .
Transfer Case
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.391
.136
.326
.337
.387
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532 INDEX
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) . .28
Transmitter Programming (Remote Keyless Entry) . . .23
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . .23
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Trunk Lid (Deck Lid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Trunk Release, Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Trunk Release Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274
Uconnect威 (Hands-Free Phone). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .509
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector . . . .274
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291
Vehicle Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .446
Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .404
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . . .220
Warnings and Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
Washer
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
INDEX 533
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .471
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .471
Wind Buffeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Windshield Defroster. . . .
Windshield Washers . . . .
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windshield Wiper Blades .
Windshield Wipers . . . . .
Wiper Blade Replacement
Wipers, Intermittent . . . .
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10
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.
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.
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.
Challenger
Chrysler Group LLC
13D491-126-AC
3rd Edition
Printed in U.S.A.