Dodge 2012 Caliber User guide

12PM491-926-AA
Caliber
Second Edition
User Guide
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registered retail owner of
your vehicle, you may obtain
a complimentary printed copy
of the Owner’s Manual,
Navigation/Media Center
Manuals or Warranty Booklet
by calling 1-800-423-6343 (U.S.)
or 1-800-387-1143 (Canada) or
by contacting your dealer.
The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of the
vehicle. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, resulting in a collision and personal injury. Chrysler
Group LLC strongly recommends that the driver use extreme
caution when using any device or feature that may take their
attention off the road. Use of any electrical devices such as cell
phones, computers, portable radios, vehicle navigation or other
devices by the driver while the vehicle is moving is dangerous
and could lead to a serious collision. Texting while driving is
also dangerous and should never be done while the vehicle is
moving. If you find yourself unable to devote your full attention
to vehicle operation, pull off the road to a safe location and
stop your vehicle. Some States or Provinces prohibit the use of
cellular telephones or texting while driving. It is always the
driver’s responsibility to comply with all local laws.
IMPORTANT
This User Guide is intended to familiarize you with the important
features of your vehicle. The DVD enclosed contains your Owner’s
Manual, Navigation/Media Center Manuals, Warranty Booklets, Tire
Warranty and 24-Hour Towing Assistance (new vehicles
purchased in the U.S.) or Roadside Assistance (new vehicles
purchased in Canada) in electronic format. We hope you find it
useful. Replacement DVD kits may be purchased by visiting
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This guide has been prepared to help you get quickly acquainted with your new Dodge
and to provide a convenient reference source for common questions. However, it is not
a substitute for your Owner’s Manual.
For complete operational instructions, maintenance procedures and important safety
messages, please consult your Owner’s Manual, Navigation/Media Center Manuals,
Multimedia User Manual and other Warning Labels in your vehicle.
Not all features shown in this guide may apply to your vehicle. For additional information
on accessories to help personalize your vehicle, visit www.mopar.com or your local
Dodge dealer.
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.
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.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
Universal Garage Door Opener
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Power Inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Driver Cockpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
UTILITY
INTRODUCTION/WELCOME
Welcome From Chrysler Group LLC . . . . 2
GETTING STARTED
Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Start . . . . . . . . . .
Theft Alarm . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . .
Supplemental Restraint System
(SRS) — Air Bags . . . . . . .
Child Restraints . . . . . . . .
Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . .
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Engine Break-In Recommendations
Turn Signal/Lights Lever . . . . . .
Wiper/Washer Lever . . . . . . . .
Speed Control . . . . . . . . . . .
AutoStick® . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual Climate Controls . . . . . .
Automatic Temperature Controls
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Power Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . .
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
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ELECTRONICS
Your Vehicle's Sound System . . . . .
Media Center 130 (Sales Code RES) .
Media Center 130 With Satellite Radio
(Sales Code RES + RSC) . . . . . . . .
Media Center 230 (Sales Code REQ) .
Media Center 430/430N (Sales Code
RBZ/RHB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sirius Satellite Radio/Travel Link . . .
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . .
iPod®/USB/MP3 Control . . . . . . . .
Uconnect™ Phone . . . . . . . . . . .
Uconnect™ Voice Command . . . . . .
Bluetooth® Streaming Audio . . . . . .
Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Programmable Features . . . . . . . .
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
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Recreational Towing (Behind
Motorhome, Etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
24-Hour Towing Assistance . . . . .
Instrument Cluster Warning Lights .
If Your Engine Overheats . . . . . . .
Automatic Transmission Overheating
Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . . .
Jump-Starting Procedures . . . . . .
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . .
Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . .
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . .
Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . .
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Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
Assistance For The Hearing Impaired .
Publications Ordering . . . . . . . . .
Reporting Safety Defects In
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Opening The Hood . . . . .
Engine Compartment . . . .
Fluids And Capacities . . .
Maintenance Chart . . . . .
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressures . . . . . . . .
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
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CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
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MOPAR ACCESSORIES
Authentic Accessories By MOPAR® . . . 87
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
FAQ (How To?)
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . 91
INTRODUCTION/WELCOME
WELCOME FROM CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
Congratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group LLC vehicle. Be assured that it
represents precision workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all essentials
that are traditional to our vehicles.
Your new Chrysler Group LLC vehicle has characteristics to enhance the driver's control
under some driving conditions. These are to assist the driver and are never a substitute
for attentive driving. They can never take the driver's place. Always drive carefully.
Your new vehicle has many features for the comfort and convenience of you and your
passengers. Some of these should not be used when driving because they take your
eyes from the road or your attention from driving. Never text while driving or take your
eyes more than momentarily off the road.
This guide illustrates and describes the operation of features and equipment that are
either standard or optional on this vehicle. This guide 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 guide that are not
available 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.
This User Guide has been prepared to help you quickly become acquainted with the
important features of your vehicle. It contains most things you will need to operate and
maintain the vehicle, including emergency information.
The DVD includes a computer application containing detailed owner's information
which can be viewed on a personal computer or MAC computer. The multimedia DVD
also includes videos which can be played on any standard DVD player (including the
Media Center Touch-Screen Radios). Additional DVD operational information is located
on the back of the DVD sleeve.
For complete owner information, refer to your Owner's Manual on the DVD in the
owner’s kit provided at the time of new vehicle purchase. For your convenience, the
information contained on the DVD may also be printed and saved for future reference.
Chrysler Group LLC is committed to protecting our environment and natural resources.
By converting from paper to electronic delivery for the majority of the user information
for your vehicle, together we greatly reduce the demand for tree-based products and
lessen the stress on our environment.
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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.
WARNING!
• Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of vehicle control and increase
the risk of serious personal injury.
• Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the driver foot well while the
vehicle is moving. Objects can become trapped under the brake pedal and
accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle control.
• 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.
• 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.
• Refer to your Owner's Manual on the DVD for further details.
USE OF AFTERMARKET PRODUCTS (ELECTRONICS)
The use of aftermarket devices including cell phones, MP3 players, GPS systems, or
chargers may affect the performance of on-board wireless features including Keyless
Enter-N-Go and Remote Start range. If you are experiencing difficulties with any of your
wireless features, try disconnecting your aftermarket devices to see if the situation
improves. If your symptoms persist, please see an authorized dealer.
CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEP, RAM TRUCK, ATF+4, MOPAR and Uconnect are registered
trademarks of Chrysler Group LLC.
COPYRIGHT ©2011 CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
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CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
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F. Audio System (non-touch-screen-radio
shown) pg. 24
E. Wiper/Washer Lever (behind steering
wheel) pg. 18
D. Instrument Cluster pg. 6
C. Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) Button pg. 50
B. Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) Display pg. 50
A. Turn Signal/Lights Lever (behind
steering wheel) pg. 17
− Hazard Switch
− Electronic Stability Control pg. 58
− Heated Seat Switches pg. 15
J. SWITCH PANEL
P. Power Windows
O. Power Door Locks
N. Power Mirrors
M. Hood Release pg. 75
L. Steering Wheel Tilt Lever (below
steering wheel at base of instrument
panel) pg. 16
H. Power Outlet/Cigar Lighter pg. 55
I. Transmission Gear Selector
K. Speed Control Lever pg. 19
G. Climate Controls pg. 21
CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
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CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
Warning Lights
BRAKE
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Low Fuel Warning Light
Charging System Light**
Oil Pressure Warning Light**
Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light**
Air Bag Warning Light**
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Light
Engine Temperature Warning Light
Transmission Temperature Warning Light
Seat Belt Reminder Light
Brake Warning Light**
Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)**
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light**
(See page 58 for more information.)
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Indicators
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Turn Signal Indicators
High Beam Indicator
Front Fog Light Indicator
Vehicle Security Indicator*
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Off Indicator
Speed Control Indicator
Park/Headlight ON Indicator
Odometer Messages
HOTOIL* - Engine Oil is over temperature
door - Door Ajar
gATE - Liftgate Ajar
noFUSE* - Fuse Fault
LoW tirE - Low Tire Pressure
gASCAP - Fuel Cap Fault
CHANgE OIL* - Change Engine Oil
* If equipped
** Bulb Check with Key On
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KEY FOB
Locking And Unlocking The Doors/Liftgate
• Press the LOCK button once to lock all
the doors and the liftgate. Press the
UNLOCK button once to unlock the
driver’s door only and twice within five
seconds to unlock all the doors and
liftgate.
• All doors can be programmed to unlock
on the first press of the UNLOCK
button. Refer to Programmable
Features in this guide.
Panic Alarm
• Press the PANIC button once to turn the panic alarm on.
• Wait approximately three seconds and press the button a second time to turn the
panic alarm off.
WARNING!
Leaving unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of reasons.
A child or others could be severely injured or killed. Children should be warned
not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal, or the shift lever. Do not leave the
key in the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
REMOTE START
NOTE: The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic transaxle to be equipped with
Remote Start.
• Press the REMOTE START button 2 twice within five seconds. Pressing the
REMOTE START button a third time shuts the engine off.
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• To drive the vehicle, press the UNLOCK button, insert the key in the ignition and
turn to the ON/RUN position.
• With remote start, the engine will only run for 15 minutes (timeout) unless the
ignition key is placed in the ON/RUN position.
• The vehicle must be started with the key after two consecutive timeouts.
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WARNING!
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or confined area. Exhaust gas
contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon
Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious injury or death when inhaled.
• Keep Key Fob transmitters away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls could cause serious injury or
death.
THEFT ALARM
To Arm
• Press the Key Fob LOCK button or the power door lock switch while the door is
open.
To Disarm
• Press the Key Fob UNLOCK button or turn the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
SEAT BELT
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly.
• Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your abdomen. To remove slack in
the lap 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.
• Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is comfortable and not resting on
your neck. The retractor will withdraw any slack in the belt.
• 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 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
snugly.
• 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.).
• 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.
• A deployed pretensioner or a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
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WARNING!
In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer much greater injuries if you
are not buckled up properly. 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.
SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) —
AIR BAGS
• This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the driver and right front
passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint system. The Advanced Front
Air Bags will not deploy in every type of collision.
• Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to provide additional protection by
supplementing the seat belts in certain frontal collisions depending on the severity
and type of collision. Advanced Front Air Bags are not expected to reduce the risk
of injury in rear, side, or rollover collisions.
• This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains to
protect the driver, front and rear passengers sitting next to a window.
• This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags to provide
enhanced protection to help protect an occupant during a side impact.
• This vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag to provide
enhanced protection and work together with the Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
during a frontal impact.
is not on during starting, stays on, or turns on
• If the Air Bag Warning Light
while driving, have the vehicle serviced by an authorized service center
immediately.
• Refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD for further details regarding the
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS).
WARNING!
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more severe injuries in a collision.
The air bags work with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In some
collisions, the air bags won't deploy at all. Always wear your seat belts even
though you have air bags.
• 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 Curtains and Supplemental
Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags need room to inflate. Do not lean against the
door or window. Sit upright in the center of the seat.
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WARNING!
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• Being too close to the Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain and/or
Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag during deployment could cause you to be severely
injured or killed.
• Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have deployed. If you are involved
in another collision, the air bags will not be in place to protect you.
• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an authorized dealer
immediately.
CHILD RESTRAINTS
• Children 12 years and under 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.
• 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.
Installing The LATCH - Compatible Child Restraint System
• Your vehicle's second row passenger seats are equipped with the child restraint
anchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower Anchors and Tether for
CHildren. LATCH child restraint anchorage systems are installed at all three rear
seating positions.
• Child seats with fixed lower attachments must be installed in the outboard
positions only. Child seats with flexible lower attachments can be used in all three
seating positions.
• NEVER install LATCH-compatible child seats so that two seats share a common
lower anchorage.
• Loosen the child seat adjusters on the
lower straps and tether straps so that
you can attach the hook or connector
to the lower and tether anchorages
more easily.
• Attach the lower hooks or connectors
over the top of the seatcover material.
• The tether strap should be routed over
the center top of the head restraint and
attached to the tether anchor on the
rear of the seatback.
Installing The Child Restraint Using The Vehicle Seat Belts
• 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.
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• Next, extract all the seat belt webbing from 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.
• Once you have completed securing the child restraint with the seat belt, secure the
top tether strap. The tether strap should be routed over the center top of the head
restraint.
WARNING!
• In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby, 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 severely injured or killed.
Any child riding in your vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the child's
size.
• Improper installation of a child restraint to the LATCH anchorages can lead to
failure of an infant or child restraint. The child could be severely injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant
or child restraint.
• 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.
• Rearward-facing child seats must never be used in the front seat of a vehicle
with a front passenger air bag. An air bag deployment could cause severe
injury or death to infants in this position.
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FRONT SEATS
Power Seats
• The power seat switch is located on the
outboard side of the seat near the
floor. Use the switch to move the seat
up, down, forward, rearward, or to tilt
the seat.
Manual Seat Adjustment
Forward/Rearward
• Lift up on the adjusting bar located at
the front of the seat near the floor and
release at the desired position.
Recliner
• Lift the recliner lever located on the
outboard side of the seat, lean back
and release at the desired position.
Driver’s Seat Height Adjustment
• The height adjustment lever is located
on the outboard side of the seat. Raise
the lever to raise the seat. Lower the
lever to lower the seat.
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Lumbar Support
• The lumbar lever is on the outboard
side of the seatback. Rotate the
lumbar lever downward to increase the
lumbar support or upward to decrease
the lumbar support as desired.
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat
• The front passenger seat can be folded
flat. Pull up on the recliner handle, to
the full upward position, to fold down
the seatback.
CAUTION!
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.
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 severely injured or killed. Only
adjust a seat while the vehicle is parked.
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WARNING!
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• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the seat belt is no longer
resting against your chest. In a collision, you could slide under the seat belt
and be severely injured or killed. Use the recliner only when the vehicle is
parked.
REAR SEATS
Folding Rear Seatback
• To fold each rear seatback, pull the
strap forward to move the seatback
forward and flat.
Reclining Rear Seatback
• To recline each rear seatback, pull the
strap forward just enough to release
the seatback latch. Then push the
seatback to a reclined position,
approximately 35 degrees maximum,
and release the strap.
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.
HEATED SEATS
Front Heated Seats
• The controls for the front heated seats
are located on the center instrument
panel area.
• 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.
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GETTING STARTED
• If the High-level setting is selected, the system will automatically switch to
Low-level after approximately 30 minutes. The Low-level setting will turn Off
automatically after approximately 30 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 conditions 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 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.
TILT STEERING COLUMN
• The tilt lever is located on the steering
column, below the turn signal lever.
• Push down on the lever to unlock the
steering column.
• With one hand firmly on the steering
wheel, move the steering column up or
down as desired.
• Pull upward on the lever to lock the
column firmly in place.
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. Be sure the steering column is locked
before driving your vehicle. Failure to follow this warning may result in severe
injury or death.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
• A long break-in period is not required for the engine and drivetrain (transmission
and axle) in your vehicle.
• Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km). After the initial 60 miles
(100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
• While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the limits of local traffic laws
contributes to a good break-in. Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be
detrimental and should be avoided.
• The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a high-quality energy
conserving type lubricant. Oil changes should be consistent with anticipated
climate conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For the
recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to “Maintaining Your Vehicle”.
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.
CAUTION!
Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil in the engine or damage
may result.
TURN SIGNAL/LIGHTS LEVER
Headlights/Parking Lights
• Rotate the end of the lever to the first detent for parking lights
.
second detent for headlights
and to the
Instrument Panel Dimmer
• Rotate the center portion of the lever to the extreme bottom position to fully dim
the instrument panel lights and prevent the interior lights from illuminating when a
door is opened.
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• Rotate the center portion of the lever up to increase the brightness of the
instrument panel lights when the parking lights or headlights are on.
• Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the next detent position to
brighten the odometer and radio controls when the parking lights or headlights are
on.
• Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the last detent to turn on the
interior lighting.
Flash To Pass
• Pull the lever toward you to activate the high beams. The high beams will remain
on until the lever is released.
High Beam Operation
• Push the lever forward to activate the high beams.
NOTE: For safe driving, turn off the high beams when oncoming traffic is present to
prevent headlight glare and as a courtesy to other motorists.
Fog Lights
• Turn on the parking lights or low beam headlights and pull out the end of the lever.
Turn Signals/Lane Change Assist
• Tap the lever up or down once and the turn signal (right or left) will flash three
times and automatically turn off.
WIPER/WASHER LEVER
Front Wipers
Intermittent, Low And High Operation
• Rotate the end of the lever to the first detent position for one of five intermittent
settings, the second detent for low wiper operation and the third detent for high
wiper operation.
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Washer Operation
• Pull the lever toward you and hold for as long as spray is desired.
Mist
• Pull down on the lever and release when a single wipe is desired.
NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer pump; therefore, no washer fluid
will be sprayed on the windshield. The wash function must be activated in order to
spray the windshield with washer fluid.
Rear Wiper
Wiper Operation
• Rotate the center portion of the lever forward to the first detent for rear wiper
operation.
Washer Operation
• Rotate the center portion of the lever past the first detent to activate the rear
washer.
SPEED CONTROL
Cruise ON/OFF
• Push the ON/OFF button to activate
the Speed Control.
• CRUISE will appear on the instrument
cluster to indicate the Speed Control is
on.
• Push the ON/OFF button a second time
to turn the system off.
Set
• With Speed Control on, push down and
release the lever to set a desired
speed.
Accel/Decel
• Push and hold the lever up to accelerate or down to decelerate the vehicle; release
the lever to save the new set speed.
• Once a speed is set, tapping the lever up or down will increase or decrease the set
speed approximately 1 mph (2 km/h).
• Push and hold the lever up to accelerate in 5 mph (8 km/h) increments or push
and hold the lever down to decelerate in 5 mph (8 km/h) increments; release the
lever to save the new set speed.
Resume
• To resume a previously selected speed in memory, push the lever up and release.
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Cancel
• Pull the lever toward you, push the clutch pedal or apply the brakes to cancel the
set speed and maintain the set speed in memory.
• Push the ON/OFF button to turn the system off and erase the set speed memory.
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 a collision. Always leave the
Electronic Speed Control system off when you are not using it.
• 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. A collision could be the result. Do not use
Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads that are winding, icy,
snow-covered or slippery.
AUTOSTICK®
• AutoStick® is a driver-interactive transmission that offers six manual ratio changes
to provide you with more control. The system is activated in the DRIVE position by
moving the shift lever side-to-side.
• Moving the shift lever to the right (+) side will activate AutoStick® and shift up to
the next higher manual ratio, unless you are already operating in or near Overdrive,
in which case sixth gear ratio will be selected. The transmission will automatically
shift up when maximum engine speed is reached while Autostick® is engaged.
• Moving the shift lever to the left (-) will activate AutoStick® and shift to the next
lower manual ratio. If a downshift would cause the engine to over-speed, that shift
will not occur until it is safe for the engine.
NOTE: AutoStick® is not functional until the CVT warms up in cold weather.
AutoStick® is deactivated:
• By holding the shift lever to (+) momentarily.
• When the shift lever is shifted out of DRIVE.
• When in sixth position, touching the shift lever to the right.
• When heavy Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) application is detected.
• Refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD for complete details.
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MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROLS
Air Recirculation
• Use recirculation for maximum A/C operation.
• For window defogging, turn the recirculation button off.
• Recirculation is not allowed in defrost, floor, defrost/floor (mix) modes.
Heated Mirrors
• The mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This feature is activated whenever you
turn on the rear window defroster.
AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROLS (ATC)
Automatic Operation
• Turn the Mode and Blower Controls to the AUTO position.
• Select the desired temperature by rotating the Temperature Control.
• The system will maintain the set temperature automatically.
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Air Conditioning (A/C)
• If the air conditioning button is pressed while in the AUTO mode, the indicator
light may flash three times to indicate the cabin air is being controlled
automatically.
Air Recirculation
• Use recirculation for maximum A/C operation.
• For window defogging, turn the air recirculation button off.
• If the recirculation button is pressed while in the AUTO mode, the indicator light
may flash three times to indicate the cabin air is being controlled automatically.
Heated Mirrors
• The mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This feature is activated whenever you
turn on the rear window defroster.
POWER SUNROOF
• The power sunroof switch is located on the overhead console.
Opening Sunroof
Express
• Press the switch rearward and release. The sunroof will fully open and stop
automatically.
Closing Sunroof
Express
• Press the switch forward and release. The sunroof will close automatically from any
position.
Manual Open/Close
• Press and hold the switch rearward to open or forward to close the sunroof. Any
release of the switch will stop the movement, and the sunroof will remain in a
partially open or closed position until the switch is pressed again.
Venting Sunroof
• Press and release the "VENT" button, and the sunroof will open to the vent
position. This is called “Express Vent” and will occur regardless of sunroof
position. During Express Vent operation, any movement of the switch will stop the
sunroof.
Pinch Protection Feature
• 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 return to the open position.
NOTE: Pinch protection is disabled while the switch is pressed and held during manual
opening and closing of the sunroof.
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WARNING!
• Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in the ignition switch.
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 severely injured or killed. Always fasten your
seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are 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.
WIND BUFFETING
• Wind buffeting can be described as a helicopter-type percussion sound. If
buffeting occurs with the rear windows open, adjust the front and rear windows
together.
• If buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening, or adjust any
window. This will minimize buffeting.
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YOUR VEHICLE'S SOUND SYSTEM
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Media Center 130 (Sales Code RES)
NOTE:
• Your radio has many features that add to the comfort and convenience of you and
your passengers. Some of these radio features should not be used when driving
because they take your eyes from the road or your attention from driving.
Clock Setting
• Press and hold the “TIME” button until the hours blink; turn the “TUNE/SCROLL”
control knob to set the hours.
• Press the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob until the minutes begin to blink; turn the
“TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to set the minutes.
• Press the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to save the time change.
• To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
Equalizer, Balance And Fade
• Press the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob and BASS, MID, TREBLE, BALANCE and
FADE will display. Rotate the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to select the desired
setting.
Radio Operation
Seek Up/Down Buttons
• Press to seek through radio stations in AM, FM, or SAT bands.
• Hold either button to bypass stations without stopping.
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Store Radio Presets
• Press the “SET/RND” button once and SET 1 will show in the display. Then select
button (1–6).
• A second station may be added to each push button. Press the “SET/RND” button
twice and SET 2 will show in the display. Then select button (1–6).
CD/DISC Operation
Seek Up/Down Buttons
• Press to seek through CD tracks.
• Hold either button to bypass tracks without stopping.
SET/RND Button (Random Play)
• Press this button while the CD is playing to activate Random Play.
• This feature plays the selections on the CD in random order to provide an
interesting change of pace.
Audio Jack Operation
• The Audio Jack allows a portable device, such as an MP3 player or a cassette
player, to be plugged into the radio and utilize the vehicle’s audio system, using a
3.5 mm audio cable, to amplify the source and play through the vehicle speakers.
• Pressing the “AUX” button will change the mode to auxiliary device if the Audio
Jack is connected, allowing the music from your portable device to play through
the vehicle's speakers.
• The functions of the portable device are controlled using the device buttons. The
volume may be controlled using the radio or portable device.
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Media Center 130 with Satellite Radio (Sales
Code RES + RSC)
NOTE:
• Your radio may not be equipped with the Uconnect™ Voice Command and
Uconnect™ Phone features. To determine if your radio has these features, press the
Voice Command button on the radio. You will hear a voice prompt if you have the
feature, or see a message on the radio stating “Uconnect Phone not available” if you
do not.
• Your radio has many features that add to the comfort and convenience of you and
your passengers. Some of these radio features should not be used when driving
because they take your eyes from the road or your attention from driving.
Clock Setting
• Press and hold the “TIME” button until the hours blink; turn the “TUNE/SCROLL”
control knob to set the hours.
• Press the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob until the minutes begin to blink; turn the
“TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to set the minutes.
• Press the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to save the time change.
• To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
Equalizer, Balance And Fade
• Press the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob and BASS, MID, TREBLE, BALANCE and
FADE will display. Rotate the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to select the desired
setting.
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Radio Operation
Seek Up/Down Buttons
• Press to seek through radio stations in AM, FM, or SAT bands.
• Hold either button to bypass stations without stopping.
Store Radio Presets
• Press the “SET/RND” button once and SET 1 will show in the display. Then select
button (1–6).
• A second station may be added to each push button. Press the “SET/RND” button
twice and SET 2 will show in the display. Then select button (1–6).
Music Type
• Press the “MUSIC TYPE” button to activate this mode. Press the “MUSIC TYPE”
button again or turn the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to select the desired music
type (Adult Hits, Country, Jazz, Oldies, Rock, etc.).
• Once a music type is chosen and the icon is displayed, press either “SEEK” button
and the radio will only search for stations with the selected music type.
NOTE: The Music Type function only operates when in FM mode.
SETUP Button
• Pressing the “SETUP” button allows you to select between items that are available
in that particular mode.
• Turn the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to scroll through the entries. Push the
“AUDIO/SELECT” button to select an entry and make changes.
SIRIUS Satellite Radio
• SIRIUS Satellite Radio gives you over 130 channels, including 100%
commercial-free music from nearly every genre, plus all your favorite sports, news,
talk and entertainment channels–all with crystal clear, coast-to-coast coverage, all
in one place and all at your fingertips.
• To access SIRIUS Satellite Radio, press the “SAT” hard-key.
CD/DISC Operation
Seek Up/Down Buttons
• Press to seek through CD tracks.
• Hold either button to bypass tracks without stopping.
SET/RND Button (Random Play)
• Press this button while the CD is playing to activate Random Play.
• This feature plays the selections on the CD in random order to provide an
interesting change of pace.
LIST Button
• Press the “LIST” button to bring up a list of all folders on the CD. Scroll up or
down the list by turning the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob.
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• To select a folder from the list, press the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob and the
radio will begin playing the files contained in that folder.
Audio Jack Operation
• The Audio Jack allows a portable device, such as an MP3 player or a cassette
player, to be plugged into the radio and utilize the vehicle’s audio system, using a
3.5 mm audio cable, to amplify the source and play through the vehicle speakers.
• Pressing the “AUX” button will change the mode to auxiliary device if the Audio
Jack is connected, allowing the music from your portable device to play through
the vehicle's speakers.
• The functions of the portable device are controlled using the device buttons. The
volume may be controlled using the radio or portable device.
Media Center 230 (Sales Code REQ)
NOTE:
• Your radio may not be equipped with the Uconnect™ Voice Command and
Uconnect™ Phone features. To determine if your radio has these features, press the
Voice Command button on the radio. You will hear a voice prompt if you have the
feature, or see a message on the radio stating “Uconnect Phone not available” if you
do not.
• Your radio has many features that add to the comfort and convenience of you and
your passengers. Some of these radio features should not be used when driving
because they take your eyes from the road or your attention from driving.
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Clock Setting
• Press and hold the “TIME” button until the hours blink; turn the “TUNE/SCROLL”
control knob to set the hours.
• Press the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob until the minutes begin to blink; turn the
“TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to set the minutes.
• Press the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to save the time change.
• To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
Equalizer, Balance And Fade
• Press the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob and BASS, MID, TREBLE, BALANCE and
FADE will display. Rotate the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to select the desired
setting.
Radio Operation
Seek Up/Down Buttons
• Press to seek through radio stations in AM, FM, or SAT bands.
• Hold either button to bypass stations without stopping.
Store Radio Presets
• Press the “SET” button once and SET 1 will show in the display. Then select
button (1–6).
• A second station may be added to each push button. Press the “SET” button twice
and SET 2 will show in the display. Then select button (1–6).
Music Type
• Press the “MUSIC TYPE” button to activate this mode. Press the “MUSIC TYPE”
button again or turn the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to select the desired music
type (Adult Hits, Country, Jazz, Oldies, Rock, etc.).
• Once a music type is chosen and the icon is displayed, press the SEEK button and
the radio will only search for stations with the selected music type.
NOTE: The Music Type function only operates when in FM mode.
SETUP Button
• Pressing the “SETUP” button allows you to select between items that are available
in that particular mode.
• Turn the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to scroll through the entries. Push the
“AUDIO/SELECT” button to select an entry and make changes.
SIRIUS Satellite Radio
• SIRIUS Satellite Radio gives you over 130 channels, including 100%
commercial-free music from nearly every genre, plus all your favorite sports, news,
talk and entertainment channels–all with crystal clear, coast-to-coast coverage, all
in one place and all at your fingertips.
• To access SIRIUS Satellite Radio, press the “SAT” hard-key.
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CD/DISC Operation
Seek Up/Down Buttons
• Press to seek through CD tracks.
• Hold either button to bypass tracks without stopping.
LIST Button
• Press the “LIST” button to bring up a list of all folders on the CD. Scroll up or
down the list by turning the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob.
• To select a folder from the list, press the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob and the
radio will begin playing the files contained in that folder.
How To Load Multiple CDs/DVDs
• Press the “LOAD” button and then press the button with the corresponding
number (1–6) where the CD is being loaded. The radio will display PLEASE WAIT
and prompt when to INSERT DISC.
• After the radio displays INSERT DISC, insert the CD into the player. The radio
display will show LOADING DISC when the disc is loading and “READING DISC”
when the radio is reading the disc.
• Press the eject button and then the corresponding number (1–6) to eject the
desired disc.
Audio Jack Operation
• The Audio Jack allows a portable device, such as an MP3 player or a cassette
player, to be plugged into the radio and utilize the vehicle’s audio system, using a
3.5 mm audio cable, to amplify the source and play through the vehicle speakers.
• Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxiliary device if the Audio Jack
is connected, allowing the music from your portable device to play through the
vehicle's speakers.
• The functions of the portable device are controlled using the device buttons. The
volume may be controlled using the radio or portable device.
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Media Center 430/430N (Sales Code RBZ/RHB)
NOTE:
• Your radio may not be equipped with the Uconnect™ Voice Command and
Uconnect™ Phone features. To determine if your radio has these features, press the
Voice Command button on the radio. You will hear a voice prompt if you have the
feature, or see a message on the radio stating “Uconnect Phone not available” if you
do not.
• Your radio has many features that add to the comfort and convenience of you and
your passengers. Some of these radio features should not be used when driving
because they take your eyes from the road or your attention from driving.
Clock Setting
• Turn the radio on, then touch the screen where the time is displayed.
• Touch the “USER CLOCK” soft-key (Navigation radio only).
• To adjust the hours, touch either the “HOUR FORWARD” or “HOUR BACKWARD”
soft-key.
• To adjust the minutes, touch either the “MINUTE FORWARD” or “MINUTE
BACKWARD” soft-key.
• To save the new time setting, touch the screen where the word “Save” is displayed.
Menu
• Press the “MENU” hard-key to access the System Setup menu and the My Files
menu.
• Press the “MENU” hard-key in an active mode (SAT, CD, AUX, etc.) in order to
change mode specific settings.
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Equalizer, Balance And Fade
Audio Control Menu
• Press the “AUDIO” hard-key on the
right side of the radio.
• Use either the arrow soft-keys or the
cross-hair on the screen to change
Balance and Fade. The “CENTER”
soft-key resets the settings.
• Touch the “Equalizer” soft-key and use either the arrow soft-keys or the sliders on
the screen to adjust BASS, MID, and/or TREBLE.
Display Settings
• Press the “MENU” hard-key and touch
the “Display Settings” soft-key to
access the Display Settings menu.
• Select the “Daytime Colors” soft-key to
switch to manual daytime mode and to
adjust the brightness of the display
using daytime colors.
• Select the “Nighttime Colors” soft-key to switch to manual nighttime mode and to
adjust the brightness of the display using nighttime colors.
• Select the “Auto Color Mode” soft-key to switch to automatic daytime/nighttime
mode and to control the brightness of the display using the dimmer switch of the
vehicle.
• Touch the “EXIT” soft-key to save your settings.
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Radio Operation
• To access Radio Mode, touch the “RADIO” hard-key on the left side of the
faceplate, then touch the “AM,” “FM” or “SAT” soft-key at the top of the screen to
select the band.
Seek Up/Seek Down
• Press the “Seek Up” or “Seek Down” soft-keys to seek through radio stations in
AM, FM, or SAT bands. Hold either Seek to bypass stations without stopping.
Store Radio Presets
• Select the radio band by touching either the “AM,” “FM,” or “SAT” soft-key.
• Find the station to store by either pressing the “Seek Up” or “Seek Down”
soft-keys, touching the “SCAN” soft-key, or by using the “DIRECT TUNE” soft-key.
• Once the station is found, touch and hold one of the “PRESET” soft-keys in the
list to the right, until you hear a confirmation beep.
NOTE: If the Presets are not visible on the right side of the screen, press the “Presets”
soft-key.
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CD/DVD Disc Operation
• Press the “MEDIA” hard key to display the media source tabs at the top of the
screen. Select the source by touching the “HDD,” “DISC,” or “AUX” media source
soft-key tab.
NOTE: Your Touch-Screen Radio will usually automatically switch to the appropriate
mode when something is first connected or inserted into the system.
Insert a CD/DVD Disc
• To insert a disc, press the “LOAD” hard-key.
• With the printed side upwards, insert the disc into the disc slot of the radio. The
radio pulls the disc in automatically and closes the flip screen. The radio selects
the appropriate mode after the disc is recognized, and starts playing the first track.
The display shows “Reading...” during this process.
Seek Up/Seek Down
• Press the “Seek Up” or “Seek Down” soft-keys to seek through tracks in Disc
Mode. Hold either Seek to bypass tracks without stopping.
Audio Jack Operation
• The Audio Jack allows a portable device, such as an MP3 player or a cassette
player, to be plugged into the radio and utilize the vehicle’s audio system, using a
3.5 mm audio cable, to amplify the source and play through the vehicle speakers.
• Pressing the “MEDIA” hard-key and then the “AUX” soft-key to change the mode
to auxiliary device if the Audio Jack is connected, allowing the music from your
portable device to play through the vehicle's speakers.
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• The functions of the portable device are controlled using the device buttons. The
volume may be controlled using the radio or portable device.
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Operation
• The Hard Disk Drive (HDD) mode gives you access to the audio files on the internal
hard disk drive. It functions similar to a CD player, with the exception that the
internal HDD can hold more tracks.
• It is also possible to import display pictures to the internal hard disk drive. The
pictures can be displayed on the right half of the radio screen.
• Before using the HDD mode, you will need to copy songs and pictures to the
internal hard drive. Songs and pictures can be added to the hard drive by using a
CD or USB device (e.g. thumb drive or memory stick).
NOTE: WMA/MP3 Files and Selective Songs from a CD can also be added to the HDD.
See the Media Center 430/430N User's Manual for more information.
Copying Music From CD
• Press the “LOAD” hard-key.
• Insert a disc, then press the “MENU” hard-key.
• Touch the “MY FILES” soft-key, then
select “MY MUSIC.”
• Touch the “Add Music Files to HDD”
soft-key, then touch the “From Disc”
soft-key in the next screen to start the
process.
NOTE:
• You might need to select the folder or
title depending on the CD, then press
“DONE” to start the copy process.
• The copy progress is shown in the lower
left corner of the screen.
Copying Music From USB
• The USB port on the radio face plate allows you to copy files to your hard drive. To
access, lift up on the cover.
• Insert a USB device (e.g. thumb drive or memory stick), then select “MY MUSIC.”
• Touch the “Add Music Files to HDD” soft-key, then touch the “From USB” soft-key
in the next screen.
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• Select the folders or titles you would
like to copy, then touch the “DONE”
soft-key to start the copy process.
NOTE: The copy progress is shown in the
lower left corner of the screen.
Copying Pictures To The HDD
• Insert either a CD or a USB device containing your pictures in JPEG format.
• Press the “MY FILES” hard-key.
• Touch the “My Pictures” soft-key to get an overview of the currently stored images,
then touch the “Add” soft-key.
• Touch the “From Disc” or “From USB”
soft-key, then select the folders or
pictures you wish to copy to the HDD.
Use the “PAGE” soft-keys to page
through the list of pictures.
• Touch the desired pictures or press the
“All” soft-key for all pictures. Confirm
your selections by touching the “SAVE”
soft key.
NOTE: The copy progress is shown in the lower left corner of the screen.
Display a Picture on the Radio Screen
• Once the import is complete, the pictures will then be available in the “MY
PICTURES” screen.
• Press the “MY FILES” hard-key, then touch the “My Pictures” soft-key. Touch the
desired picture, then touch the “Set as Picture View” soft-key and then touch the
“Exit” soft-key. Lastly press the “MENU” hard-key and then touch the “Picture
View” soft-key to display the chosen picture on the radio screen.
NOTE:
• A check mark in the My Pictures screen indicates the currently used picture.
• You can also delete pictures by touching the “Delete” soft-key.
Playing Music From The HDD
• Press the “MEDIA” hard key to display
the media source tabs at the top of the
screen. Touch the “HDD” soft-key tab.
Touch the desired track soft-key to play
or touch the “SEARCH/BROWSE”
soft-key to search by artist, by album,
by song, by genre, from a folder, or
from Favorites.
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Cleaning Your Touch-Screen Radio
• Do not spray any liquid or caustic
chemicals directly on the screen. Use a
clean and dry micro fiber lens cleaning
cloth in order to clean the
touch-screen.
• If necessary, use a lint-free cloth dampened with a cleaning solution such as
isopropyl alcohol or an isopropyl alcohol and water solution ratio of 50:50. Be sure
to follow the solvent manufacturer's precautions and directions.
Garmin® Navigation
• Media Center 430N integrates Garmin’s consumer-friendly navigation into your
vehicle. Garmin Navigation includes a database with over 6 million points of
interest.
• Touch the “NAV” soft-key in the upper right corner of the screen to access the
Navigation system
NOTE: For your own safety and the safety of others, it is not possible to use the certain
features while the vehicle is in motion.
Main Navigation Menu
Finding Points Of Interest
• From the main Navigation menu, touch
“Where To?,” then touch “Points of
Interest.”
• Select a Category and then a
subcategory, if necessary.
• Select your destination and touch “Go.”
Finding A Place By Spelling The Name
• From the Main Navigation Menu, touch “Where to?,” then touch “Points of
Interest” and then touch “Spell Name.”
• Enter the name of your destination.
• Touch “Done.”
• Select your destination and touch “Go.”
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Entering A Destination Address
• From the main Navigation menu, touch “Where To?,” then touch “Address.”
• Follow the on-screen prompts to enter the address and touch “Go.”
Searching Near Another Location
• From the main Navigation menu, touch “Where To?,” then touch a destination and
then touch “Near.”
• Select an option from the available choices.
Following Your Route
• Your route is marked with a magenta line on the map. If you depart from the
original route, your route is recalculated. A speed limit icon could appear as you
travel on major roadways.
Adding A Via Point
• To add a stop (Via Point) you must be navigating a route.
• Touch the “back arrow icon” to return to the Main Navigation menu.
• Touch “Where To?,” then search for the extra stop. Then select the stop to add
from the search results.
• Touch “Go,” then touch “Add to Current Route.”
Taking A Detour
• To take a detour you must be navigating a route
• Touch the “back arrow” icon to return to the Main Navigation menu.
• Touch “Detour.”
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NOTE: If the route you are currently taking is the only reasonable option, the device
might not calculate a detour.
Setting Your Home Location
• From the main Navigation menu, touch “Where To?,” then touch “Go Home.”
• You may enter your address directly, use your current location as your home
address, or choose from recently found locations.
Edit Home Location
• From the main Navigation menu, touch “Where To?,” then touch “Favorites.”
• Next, touch the location you would like to edit, then touch “Press for More,” and
then “Edit.”
Go Home
• A Home location must be saved in the system. From the Main Navigation menu,
touch “Where To?,” then touch “Go Home.”
Acquiring Satellites
• The GPS Satellite strength bars indicate the strength of your satellite reception.
• Acquiring satellite signals can take a few minutes. When at least one of the bars is
green, your device has acquired satellite signals.
• You may experience delays in acquisition of satellite signals when in areas with an
obstructed view to the sky, such as garages, tunnels, or large cities with tall
buildings.
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO/TRAVEL LINK
• The following describes features that are available when in SIRIUS Satellite Radio
mode.
Info
• Touch the “i” soft-key to view detailed information about the current SIRIUS
Satellite channel.
SIRIUS Parental Controls
• SIRIUS offers the option to permanently block selected channels. Call
1-888-539-7474 and request the Family Package.
• Media Center 430/430N: Press the “MENU” hard-key while in SIRIUS Satellite
Radio Mode, then touch the “Channel Lock” to enable and/or disable desired
channels. The SEEK and SCAN function will then only display channels without
Channel lock.
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Search/Browse
• Touch the “magnifying glass” soft-key
to search/browse the SIRIUS channel
listing by Favorites and Categories
such as Song, Artist and Channel
Name. The Search/Browse also allows
you manage your Favorites.
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Favorites (SAT
Favorites)
• You can save 50 favorite songs and 50
favorite artists.
• Touch the “add favorite” soft-key to
add either the song or the artist of the
currently playing program to the SAT
Favorites list.
• You will see a favorite star indicator in the lower left side of the screen and a pop
up will alert you that a favorite song or artist is currently playing on one of the
SIRIUS satellite radio channels.
NOTE: Refer to your Media Center
430/430N User's Manual for more
information.
Display SAT Favorites List
• Touch the “Search/Browse” soft-key and select “Favorites” from the SAT Browse
screen.
• Touch the desired favorites soft-key to
switch the SAT tuner to the
corresponding channel.
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• You may use the “LIST” soft-key to
toggle between:
• Favorite Songs.
• Favorite Artists.
• Currently playing favorites.
Replay
• While you are in SAT mode, you can
replay 44 minutes of the current
SIRIUS channel (when the channel is
changed, this audio buffer is erased).
Press the REPLAY button to listen to
the stored audio.
• You can touch the on-screen controls
to pause and rewind audio playback,
touch the SCAN button to preview
each of the tracks stored in the buffer, or select a track from the list.
• The time displayed below the bar indicates how much time is present between the
current buffer play position and the live broadcast.
Replay Option
Play/Pause
Option Description
Touch to Pause content playback. Touch Pause/Play again to
resume playback.
Rewind/RW
Rewinds the channel content in steps of 5 seconds. Touch and
hold to rewind continuously, then release to begin playing content
at that point.
Fast Forward/FW Forwards the content, and works similarly to Rewind/RW. However,
Fast Forward/FW can only be used when content has been
previously rewound
Replay Time
Displays the amount of time in the upper center of the screen by
which your content lags the Live channel.
Live
Resumes playback of Live content at any time while replaying
rewound content.
SIRIUS Travel Link (Media Center 430N (RHB) Only)
• SIRIUS Travel Link brings a wealth of useful information into your vehicle and right
to your fingertips.
• To access Travel Link, press the MENU hard-key, then the Travel Link soft-key
NOTE: SIRIUS Travel Link requires a subscription, sold separately after the 1 year trial
subscription included with your vehicle purchase.
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1 – Favorites
2 – Forecast
3 – Ski Info
4 – Fuel Prices
5 – Movies
6 – Sports
View and store your favorite location, theater and sport teams
for quick access.
View detailed weather conditions, forecasts and
ski/snowboarding conditions at local resorts.
View ski and snowboarding conditions at local ski resorts.
View detailed price information for fuel stations near your
current location.
View information on movies that are playing at theaters near
your current location.
View sports scores and upcoming events for all major sports.
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
• The steering wheel audio controls are
located on the rear surface of the
steering wheel.
Right Switch
• Press the switch up or down to
increase or decrease the volume.
• Press the button in the center to
change modes AM/FM/CD/SAT.
Left Switch
• Press the switch up or down to search
for the next listenable station or select
the next or previous CD track.
• Press the button in the center to select the next preset station (radio) or to change
CDs if equipped with a CD changer.
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iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL
• There are many ways to play music from iPod®/MP3 players or USB devices
through your vehicle's sound system.
• The remote USB port, located within the glove box, allows you to plug an iPod®
into the vehicle's sound system.
• Non-Touch-Screen Radios: To hear audio from devices connected to the USB port,
press the “AUX” button on the radio faceplate
• Touch-Screen Radios: To hear audio from devices connected to the USB port, press
the “MEDIA” hard-key, then touch the “AUX” or “iPod®” soft-key.
• When connected to this feature:
• The iPod® can be controlled using the
radio buttons to Play, Browse, and
List the iPod® or external devices
contents.
• The iPod® battery charges when
plugged into the USB port (if
supported by the specific audio
device).
• Compatible iPod® devices may also be controllable using voice commands. Refer
to the Owner's Manual on the DVD for details.
NOTE:
• The USB port supports certain Mini, Classic, Nano, Touch, and iPhone® devices. The
USB port also supports playing music from compatible external USB Mass Storage
Class memory devices. For supported audio file formats, refer to the USB Port
section in the Owner's Manual on the DVD. Refer to www.dodge.com/uconnect
website for a list of tested iPod®s. Some iPod® software versions may not fully
support the USB port features. Please visit Apple’s website for iPod® software
updates.
WARNING!
Do not plug in or remove the iPod® or external device while driving. Failure to
follow this warning could result in a collision.
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Uconnect™ Phone
• To determine if your vehicle is equipped with Uconnect™ Phone, press the
. If your vehicle has this feature, after a couple
“Uconnect™ Phone” button
seconds you will hear a voice prompt. If not, you will see a message on the radio
“Uconnect phone not available”.
• The Uconnect™ Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, in-vehicle communications
system with Voice Command Capability (see Voice Command section).
. After the
NOTE: To access the tutorial, press the “Uconnect™ Phone” button
BEEP, say “tutorial”. Press any hard-key/button or touch the display (Touch-Screen
radio) to cancel the tutorial.
• The Uconnect™ Phone allows you to dial a phone number with your mobile phone
using simple voice commands.
• Refer to your vehicle Owner's Manual on the DVD for further details.
NOTE: The Uconnect™ Phone requires a mobile phone equipped with the Bluetooth®
Hands-Free Profile, Version 1.0 or higher. For Uconnect™ customer support, call
1–877–855–8400 or visit www.dodge.com/uconnect.
Phone Pairing
NOTE: Pairing is a one-time initial setup before using the phone.
• Press the “Phone” button
to begin.
• Wait for the “ready” prompt and BEEP.
• (After the BEEP), say ”setup” or “Uconnect device setup”.
• (After the BEEP), say “device pairing”.
• (After the BEEP), say “pair a device”.
• Follow the audible prompts.
• You will be asked to say a four-digit
Personal Identification Number (PIN),
which you will later need to enter into
your mobile phone. You can say any
four-digit PIN. You will not need to
remember this PIN after the initial
pairing process.
• You will then be prompted to give the phone pairing a name (each phone paired
should have a unique name).
• Next you will be asked to give this new pairing a priority of 1 thru 7 (up to seven
phones may be paired); 1 is the highest and 7 is the lowest priority. The system
will only connect to the highest priority phone that exists within the proximity of
the vehicle.
• You will then need to start the pairing procedure on your cell phone. Follow the
Bluetooth® instructions in your cell phone Owner's Manual to complete the phone
pairing setup.
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Phonebook
Phonebook Download – Automatic Phonebook Transfer From Mobile Phone
If equipped and specifically supported by
your phone, Uconnect™ Phone
automatically downloads names (text
names) and number entries from your
mobile phone’s phonebook. Specific
Bluetooth® Phones with Phone Book
Access Profile may support this feature.
Automatic Transfer is indicated by a green
arrow at the bottom of the screen. See
Uconnect™ website for supported phones.
• Automatic download and update, if supported, begins as soon as the Bluetooth®
wireless phone connection is made to the Uconnect™ Phone, for example, after
you start the vehicle.
• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be downloaded and updated every time
a phone is connected to the Uconnect™ Phone.
• Depending on the maximum number of entries downloaded, there may be a short
delay before the latest downloaded names can be used. Until then, if available, the
previously downloaded phonebook is available for use.
• Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile phone is accessible.
• Only the mobile phone’s phonebook is downloaded. SIM card phonebook is not
part of the Mobile phonebook.
• This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or deleted on the Uconnect™
Phone. These can only be edited on the mobile phone. The changes are transferred
and updated to Uconnect™ Phone on the next phone connection.
Phonebook Edit
• Press the “Phone” button
.
• (After the BEEP), say “phonebook”.
• (After the BEEP), say “new entry” or “list names” or “delete”.
• Follow the prompts.
Making A Phone Call
• Press the “Phone” button
.
• (After the BEEP), say “dial” (or “call” a name).
• (After the BEEP), say number (or name).
Receiving A Call – Accept (And End)
• When an incoming call rings/is announced on Uconnect™, press the Phone button
.
• To end a call, press the Phone button
.
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Mute (Or Unmute) Microphone During Call
• During a call, press the “Voice Command” button
.
• (After the BEEP), say “mute” (or “mute off”).
Transfer Ongoing Call Between Handset And Vehicle
• During a call, press the “Voice Command” button
.
• (After the BEEP), say “transfer call”.
Changing The Volume
• Start a dialogue by pressing the “Phone” button
during a normal call.
, then adjust the volume
• Use the radio ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the volume to a comfortable
level while the Uconnect™ system is speaking. Please note the volume setting for
Uconnect™ is different than the audio system.
WARNING!
• Any voice commanded system should be used only in safe driving conditions
following local laws and phone use. All attention should be kept on the
roadway ahead. Failure to do so may result in a collision causing you and
others to be severely injured or killed.
• In an emergency, to use Uconnect™ Phone, your mobile phone must be:
• turned on,
• paired to Uconnect™ Phone,
• and have network coverage.
Uconnect™ VOICE COMMAND
• The Uconnect™ Voice Command system allows you to control your AM, FM radio,
satellite radio, disc player, HDD, Uconnect™ Phone, a memo recorder, and
supported portable media devices.
located on the radio
• When you press the “Voice Command” button
faceplate or steering wheel, you will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to give a
command. If you do not say a command within a few seconds, the system will
present you with a list of options. If you ever wish to interrupt the system while it
, listen for the BEEP, and
lists options, press the “Voice Command” button
say your command.
Voice Command Operation
• Start a dialogue by pressing the “Voice
, you will
Command” button
hear a beep. The beep is your signal to
give a command. Below are a list of
voice commands for each of the
different modes.
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Common Voice Commands (Examples)
Main Menu
Radio Mode
SIRIUS Satellite
Radio Mode
Disc Mode
Memo Mode
“Radio” (to switch to the radio mode)
“Disc” (to switch to the disc mode)
“Memo” (to switch to the memo recorder)
“System Setup” (to switch to system setup)
“Frequency” (to change the frequency)
“Next Station” (to select the next station)
“Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
“Radio Menu” (to switch to the radio menu)
“Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
“Channel Number” (to change the channel by its spoken
number)
“Next Channel” (to select the next channel)
“Previous Channel” (to select the previous channel)
“List Channel” (to hear a list of available channels)
“Select Name” (to say the name of a channel)
“Radio Menu” (to switch to the radio menu)
“Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
“Track” (#) (to change the track)
“Next Track” (to play the next track)
“Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
“Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
To switch to the voice recorder mode, say “Memo”. The
following are common voice commands for this mode:
“New Memo” (to record a new memo) — During the recording,
you may press the Voice Command button
to stop recording. You proceed by saying one of the
following commands:
— “Save” (to save the memo)
— “Continue” (to continue recording)
— “Delete” (to delete the recording)
— “Play Memos” (to play previously recorded memos) — During
the playback you may press the Voice Command button
to stop playing memos. You proceed 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)
— “Delete All” (to delete all memos)
Voice Command for Text Messaging
• If equipped with Uconnect™ Voice Command, your Media Center 430N & 730N
radios may be able to play incoming Short Message Service (SMS) messages (text
messages) through the vehicle's sound system.
• It also allows you to respond by selecting from various pre-defined phrases.
• Not all phones are compatible with this feature. Refer to the phone compatibility
list at www.dodge.com/uconnect. Connected mobile phones must be
bluetooth-compatible, and paired with your radio.
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• Press the “Voice Command” button
started.
and after the BEEP, say “SMS” to get
. After the
NOTE: To access the tutorial, press the “Voice Command” button
BEEP, say “tutorial”. Press any hard-key/button or touch the display (Touch-Screen
radio) to cancel the tutorial.
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only in safe driving conditions
following local laws and phone use. All attention should be kept on the roadway
ahead. Failure to do so may result in a collision causing you and others to be
severely injured or killed.
Bluetooth® STREAMING AUDIO
• If equipped with Uconnect™ Voice
Command, your Bluetooth-equipped
iPod® devices, cell phones or other
media players, may also be able to
stream music to your vehicle's
speakers. Your connected device must
be Bluetooth-compatible, and paired
with your Media Center radio (see
Uconnect™ Phone for pairing
instructions). Non-Touch-Screen
Radios: Press the “AUX” button on the radio faceplate until "BT" or “Audio
Streaming” is displayed on the radio screen. Touch-Screen-Radios: Press the
“RADIO/MEDIA” or “MEDIA” hard-key and then touch the “AUX” soft-key tab.
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC)
• The EVIC features a driver interactive
display that is located in the
instrument cluster. For additional
information, refer to Programmable
Features in this guide.
• Press the EVIC button, located below
the speedometer, until one of the
following functions is displayed on the
EVIC:
• Compass/Temperature/Audio
• Average Fuel Economy
• Distance To Empty (DTE)
• Elapsed Time
• Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
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• Personal Settings
• Pressing and holding the EVIC button once will clear the function currently being
displayed.
• To reset all resettable functions, press and release the EVIC button a second time
within three seconds of resetting the currently displayed function. Reset ALL will
be displayed during this three-second window.
Compass Calibration
• This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to set the compass
manually. When the vehicle is new, the compass may appear erratic and the EVIC
will display “CAL” until the compass is calibrated.
• You may also calibrate the compass by completing one or more 360 degree turns
(in an area free from large metal or metallic objects) until the “CAL” message
displayed in the EVIC turns off. The compass will now function normally.
PROGRAMMABLE FEATURES
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) – If Equipped
• Press the EVIC button, located below the speedometer, until Personal Settings is
displayed on the EVIC. Use the EVIC button to select one of the following, then
press and hold the EVIC button to select either “ON” or “OFF.”
• Language
• Key-Off Power Delay
• Auto Unlock On Exit
• Illuminated Approach
• RKE Unlock
• Hill Start Assist (HSA)
• Sound Horn With Lock
• Display Units In
• Flash Lamps Lock
• Automatic Compass Calibration
• Headlamp Off Delay
• Compass Variance
Key Fob Programmable Features
• The following features may also be programmed by using the Key Fob transmitter
or the ignition switch and driver's door lock switch.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button while you are inside the vehicle will activate the
Vehicle Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle Security Alarm activated will
cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle Security
Alarm.
Unlock On First Press
• To unlock either the driver's side or all doors on the first press of the UNLOCK
button:
• Press and hold the LOCK button for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than
10 seconds. Then, press and hold the UNLOCK button while still holding the
LOCK button.
• Release both buttons at the same time.
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Auto Unlock Doors On Exit
• To have all of the vehicle doors unlock when any door is opened:
• Enter your vehicle and close all the doors.
• Cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and then back to LOCK four
times, ending up in the LOCK position (do not start the engine).
• Press the power door UNLOCK switch to unlock the doors. A single chime will
indicate that programming is complete.
Sound Horn With Lock
• To turn the horn chirp on or off when the doors are locked:
• Press the LOCK button for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than 10 seconds.
Then, press the PANIC button while still holding the LOCK button.
• Release both buttons at the same time.
Flashing Lights With Lock
• The turn signal lights flashing, when the doors are locked or unlocked, feature can
be turned on or off. To turn this feature on or off:
• Press and hold the UNLOCK button for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than
10 seconds. Then, press and hold the LOCK button while still holding the
UNLOCK button.
• Release both buttons at the same time.
UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER
(HomeLink®)
• HomeLink® replaces up to three hand-held transmitters that operate devices such
as garage door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security systems. The
HomeLink® unit is powered by your vehicles 12 Volt battery.
• The HomeLink® buttons that are located in the overhead console or sunvisor
designate the three different HomeLink® channels.
• The HomeLink® indicator is located above the center button.
Before You Begin Programming HomeLink®
• Be sure that your vehicle is parked
outside of the garage before you begin
programming.
• For more efficient programming and
accurate transmission of the
radio-frequency signal it is
recommended that a new battery be
placed in the hand-held transmitter of
the device that is being programmed to
the HomeLink® system.
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• Erase all channels before you begin programming. To erase the channels, place the
ignition switch into the ON/RUN position, then press and hold the two outside
HomeLink® buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds or until the red indicator flashes.
NOTE:
• Erasing all channels should only be performed when programming HomeLink® for the
first time. Do not erase channels when programming additional buttons.
• If you have any problems, or require assistance, please call toll-free 1–800–355–
3515 or, on the Internet at www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
Programming A Rolling Code
• For programming Garage Door Openers that were manufactured after 1995. These
Garage Door Openers can be identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button located
where the hanging antenna is attached to the Garage Door Opener. It is NOT the
button that is normally used to open and close the door. The name and color of the
button may vary by manufacturer.
• Place the ignition switch into the ON/RUN position.
• Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm) away from the HomeLink®
button you wish to program while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in view.
• Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink button you want to program and
the hand-held transmitter button.
• Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indicator light. The Homelink®
indicator will flash slowly and then rapidly after Homelink® has received the
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release both buttons after the
indicator light changes from slow to rapid.
• 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 motor. Firmly press and release the “LEARN”
or “TRAINING” button.
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next step after the LEARN button
has been pressed.
• Return to the vehicle and press the programmed HomeLink® button twice (holding
the button for two seconds each time). If the device is plugged in and activates,
programming is complete.
NOTE: If the device does not activate, press the button a third time (for two seconds)
to complete the training.
• To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons, repeat each step for each
remaining button. DO NOT erase the channels.
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
• For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured before 1995.
• Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
• Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm) away from the HomeLink®
button you wish to program while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in view.
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• Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink button you want to program and
the hand-held transmitter button.
• Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indicator light. The Homelink®
indicator will flash slowly and then rapidly after Homelink® has received the
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release both buttons after the
indicator light changes from slow to rapid.
• Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button and observe the indicator light.
NOTE:
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is complete and the garage
door (or device) should activate when the HomeLink® button is pressed.
• To program the two remaining HomeLink® buttons, repeat each step for each
remaining button. DO NOT erase the channels.
Using HomeLink®
• To operate, press and release the programmed HomeLink® 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.
WARNING!
• Your motorized door or gate will open and close while you are programming
the universal transceiver. Do not program the transceiver if people or pets are
in the path of the door or gate.
• Do not run your vehicle in a closed garage or confined area while
programming the transceiver. Exhaust gas from your vehicle contains Carbon
Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon Monoxide is
poisonous when inhaled and can cause you and others to be severely injured
or killed.
POWER INVERTER
• A 115 Volt, 150 Watt AC power
inverter is located on the front of the
center console.
• This outlet can power cellular phones,
electronics and other low power
devices requiring power up to 150
Watts.
NOTE: The power inverter is designed with
built-in overload protection. If the power
rating of 150 Watts is exceeded, the power
inverter will automatically shut down. Once
the electrical device has been removed
from the outlet, the inverter should
automatically reset. If the power rating
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exceeds approximately 170 Watts, the power inverter may have to be reset manually. To
reset the inverter manually, unplug the device and plug it in again. To avoid overloading
the circuit, check the power ratings on electrical devices prior to using the inverter.
WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death: Do not use a three-prong adaptor. Do not insert
any objects into the receptacles. Do not touch with wet hands. Close the lid
when not in use. If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an electric shock
and failure.
POWER OUTLET
• The power outlet is located on the instrument panel below the climate control and
is powered when the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position.
• The outlet can operate a conventional cigar lighter unit or power accessories
designed for use with a standard power outlet adapter.
NOTE:
• 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 outlet 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 warranty.
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Engine/Transmission
Frontal Area
Max. GTW (Gross Trailer Wt.)
Max. Tongue Wt. (See Note)
2.0L Auto/Man
22 sq ft (2.04 sq m)
1,000 lbs (450 kg)
150 lbs (50 kg)
2.4L Auto/Man
22 sq ft (2.04 sq m)
1,000 lbs (450 kg)
150 lbs (50 kg)
2.0L Auto/Man with Trailer
22 sq ft (2.04 sq m)
1,500 lbs (680 kg)
225 lbs (136 kg)
Tow Content in Security
Group Package (AJB)
2.4L Auto/Man with Trailer
32 sq ft (3.0 sq m)
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
300 lbs (136 kg)
Tow Content in Security
Group Package (AJB)
Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds.
NOTE: The trailer tongue weight must be considered as part of the combined weight of occupants and cargo and should never exceed the
weight referenced on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
TRAILER TOWING WEIGHTS (MAXIMUM TRAILER WEIGHT RATINGS)
UTILITY
• Key in ACC
OK
NOT ALLOWED
OK
• Transmission in NEUTRAL
Manual Transmission
OK
NOT ALLOWED
OK
Automatic Transmission
NOT ALLOWED
• Do not flat tow any vehicle equipped with a automatic transmission. Damage to the drivetrain will result. If these vehicles
require towing, make sure all drive wheels are off the ground.
• Front or rear wheel lifts should not be used. Internal damage to the transmission or transfer case will occur if a front or rear
wheel lift is used when recreational towing.
CAUTION!
NOTE: Vehicles equipped with manual transmissions may be recreationally towed (flat towed) at any legal highway speed, for any
distance, if the manual transmission is in NEUTRAL and the ignition key is in the ACC position.
All
On Trailer
Wheels OFF the Ground
None
Dolly Tow
Towing Condition
Front
Rear
Flat Tow
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
UTILITY
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
24-HOUR TOWING ASSISTANCE
• Dial toll-free 1-800-521-2779 or 1-800-363-4869 for Canadian residents.
• Provide your name, vehicle identification number and license plate number.
• Provide your location, including telephone number, from which you are calling.
• Briefly describe the nature of the problem and answer a few simple questions.
• You will be given the name of the service provider and an estimated time of arrival.
If you feel you are in an “unsafe situation”, please let us know. With your consent,
we will contact local police or safety authorities.
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER WARNING LIGHTS
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light
• 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), we
recommend you do not operate the vehicle. Have the vehicle serviced immediately.
• The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” starts to flash as soon as the
tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active. If the 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.
The light also flashes when TCS is active. To improve the vehicle's traction when
starting off in deep snow, sand or gravel, it may be desirable to switch the ESC
switch.
system to Partial Off mode by momentarily pressing the ESC Off
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Light
• Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly, when cold
and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on
the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of a
different size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation
pressure label, you should determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those
tires.)
• As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when one or
more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire
pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the proper 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.
• IF THE LIGHT STARTS FLASHING INDICATING A LOW TIRE PRESSURE, ADJUST THE AIR
PRESSURE IN THE LOW TIRE TO THE AIR PRESSURE SHOWN ON THE VEHICLE PLACARD
OR TIRE INFLATION PRESSURE LABEL LOCATED ON THE DRIVER'S DOOR. NOTE: AFTER
INFLATION, THE VEHICLE MAY NEED TO BE DRIVEN FOR 20 MINUTES BEFORE THE
FLASHING LIGHT WILL TURN OFF.
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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 each time the vehicle is
restarted 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.
NOTE: 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 is 68°F (20°C) and the outside
temperature is 32°F (0°C), then the cold tire inflation pressure should be increased by
3 psi (21 kPa), which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this outside
temperature condition.
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.
- Engine Temperature Warning Light
• This light warns of an overheated engine condition.
• If the light turns on and a warning chime sounds while driving, safely pull over and
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also, shift the transmission
into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
normal, turn the engine off immediately.
• We recommend that you do not operate the vehicle or engine damage will occur.
Have the vehicle serviced immediately.
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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 an authorized service center
for service if your vehicle overheats.
BRAKE - Brake Warning Light
• The Brake Warning light illuminates when there is either a system malfunction or
the parking brake is applied. If the light is on and the parking brake is not applied,
it indicates a possible brake hydraulic malfunction, brake booster problem or an
Anti-Lock Brake System problem.
• Please have your vehicle serviced immediately.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red 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.
- Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
• Certain conditions, such as a loose or missing gas cap, poor fuel quality, etc., may
illuminate the MIL after engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light
stays on through several typical driving cycles. In most situations, the vehicle will
drive normally and not require towing.
• If the MIL flashes when the engine is running, serious conditions may exist that
could lead to immediate loss of power or severe catalytic converter damage. We
recommend you do not operate the vehicle. Have the vehicle serviced immediately.
- Charging System Light
• This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. If the charging
system light remains on, it means that the vehicle is experiencing a problem with
the charging system.
• We recommend you do not continue driving if the charging system light is on. Have
the vehicle serviced immediately.
- Oil Pressure Warning Light
• This light indicates low engine oil pressure. If the light turns on while driving, stop
the vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will sound for four
minutes when this light turns on.
• We recommend you do not operate the vehicle or engine damage will occur. Have
the vehicle serviced immediately.
- Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
• This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS).
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• If the light is not on during starting, stays on, or turns on while driving, we
recommend you drive to the nearest service center and have the vehicle serviced
immediately.
- Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
• This light informs you of a problem with the Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
system.
• If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the engine is running. Cycle
the ignition when the vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is placed
in the PARK position; the light should turn off.
• If the light remains lit with the engine running, your vehicle will usually be
drivable; however, see an authorized service center immediately. If the light is
flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is required and you may
experience reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your
vehicle may require towing.
- Air Bag Warning Light
• If the light is not on during starting, stays on, or turns on while driving, have the
vehicle serviced by an authorized service center immediately.
- Transmission Temperature Warning Light
• This light indicates that there is excessive transmission fluid temperature that
might occur with severe usage such as trailer towing. If this light turns on, you will
experience reduced vehicle performance until the automatic transmission cools
down. If the overheating continues, stop the vehicle and run the engine at idle,
with the transmission in NEUTRAL, until the light turns off. Once the light turns
off, you may continue to drive normally.
Fuel Cap/Loose Gas Cap Message
• If a “gas cap” message (shown as gASCAP) appears, tighten the gas cap until a
“clicking” sound is heard.
• Press the odometer reset button, located below the tachometer, to turn the
message off.
• If the message continues to appear for more than three days after tightening the
gas cap, see your authorized service center.
Oil Change Indicator
Message
• If an “oil change” message (shown as CHANgE OIL) appears and a single chime
sounds, it is time for your next required oil change.
Resetting The Light After Servicing
• Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position (do not start engine).
• Fully depress the accelerator pedal three times within 10 seconds.
• Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
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IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
• In any of the following situations, you can reduce the potential for overheating by
taking the appropriate action.
• On the highways — slow down.
• In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission in NEUTRAL, but do not
increase engine idle speed.
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down an impending overheat
condition:
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C system adds heat to the engine
cooling system and turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
• 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.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OVERHEATING
• During sustained high speed driving or trailer towing up long grades on hot days,
the automatic transmission oil may become too hot.
turns on, you will experience
• When the transmission overheat warning light
reduced performance until the automatic transmission cools down. Once the
transmission has cooled down and the light turns off, you may continue to drive
normally. If the high speed is maintained, the overheating will continue to occur.
• If the overheating continues, it may become necessary to stop the vehicle and run
the engine at idle with the transmission in NEUTRAL until the light turns off.
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
Jack Location
• The jack and jack-handle are stowed under the load floor in the cargo area.
Spare Tire Stowage
• The compact spare tire is stowed under
the rear load floor in the cargo area.
Spare Tire Removal
• Lift up the load floor cover and remove
the hold down.
Preparations For Jacking
1. Park the vehicle on a firm level surface, avoiding ice or slippery areas.
2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Place the shift lever in PARK (automatic transmission) or REVERSE (manual
transmission).
5. Turn OFF the ignition.
Block both the front and rear of the wheel
diagonally opposite the jacking position.
For example, if changing the right front tire,
block the left rear wheel.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the
vehicle while the vehicle is being jacked.
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Jacking Instructions
NOTE: Refer to “Tires — General
Information” in “Starting And Operating” in
the Owner's Manual on the DVD for further
information about the spare tire, it's use,
and operation.
1. 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.
2. Loosen, but do not remove, the wheel nuts by turning them to the left one turn
while the wheel is still on the ground.
NOTE: There are front and rear jacking locations on each side of the body. The front
locations are outlined by two triangular cutouts, the rear locations by two rectangular
cutouts.
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• For vehicles equipped with plastic trim,
the plastic has been cut away to expose
the jacking locations in the body.
• Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure
the jack is securely engaged.
3. Turn the jack screw to the left until
the jack can be placed under the
jacking location. Once the jack is
positioned, turn the jack screw to the
right until the jack head is properly
engaged with the lift area closest to
the wheel to be changed.
4. Using the swivel wrench raise the
vehicle by turning the jack screw to
the right. Raise the vehicle only until
the tire just clears the surface and
enough clearance is obtained to
install the spare tire. Minimum tire
lift provides maximum stability.
5. Remove the wheel nuts and pull the
wheel and wheel covers, where
applicable, off the hub. Install the
spare wheel and wheel nuts with the
cone shaped end of the nuts toward
the wheel. Lightly tighten the nuts.
NOTE: The wheel cover is held on the
wheel by the wheel nuts. When
reinstalling the original wheel, properly
align the wheel cover to the valve stem,
place the wheel cover onto the wheel,
then install the wheel nuts.
6. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack
screw to the left.
7. Finish tightening the 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 wheel nut torque is 100 ft
lbs (135 N·m). If you doubt that you
have tightened the nuts correctly,
have them checked with a torque
wrench by your authorized dealer or
service station.
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8. Remove the wheel blocks and lower the jack until it is free. Reassemble the lug
wrench to the jack assembly and stow it in the spare tire area. Secure the
assembly using the means provided.
9. Place the deflated (flat) tire in the cargo area, have the tire repaired or replaced as
soon as possible.
10. Check the spare tire pressure as soon as possible. Correct the tire pressure as
required.
Road Tire Installation
Vehicles Equipped With Wheel Covers
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
2. To ease the installation process for steel wheels with wheel covers, install two lug
nuts on the mounting studs which are on each side of the valve stem. Install the
lug nuts with the cone shaped end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten
the lug nuts.
3. Align the valve notch in the wheel
cover with the valve stem on the
wheel. Install the cover by hand,
snapping the cover over the two lug
nuts. Do not use a hammer or
excessive force to install the cover.
4. Install the remaining lug nuts with the
cone shaped end of the nut toward
the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug
nuts.
1 — Valve Stem
2 — Valve Notch
4 — Wheel Cover
5 — Mounting
Stud
5. Lower the vehicle to the ground by
turning the jack handle
counterclockwise.
3 — Wheel Lug
Nut
6. 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 100 ft/lbs
(135 N·m). If in doubt about the correct tightness, have them checked with a
torque wrench by your authorized dealer or service station.
7. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a torque wrench to ensure
that all lug nuts are properly seated against the wheel.
Vehicles Without Wheel Covers
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
2. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped end of the nut toward the
wheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts.
3. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack handle counterclockwise.
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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 100 ft/lbs
(135 N·m). If in doubt about the correct tightness, have them checked with a
torque wrench by your authorized dealer or service station.
5. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a torque wrench to ensure
that all lug nuts are properly seated against the wheel.
CAUTION!
• Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on locations other than those
indicated in the Jacking Instructions for this vehicle.
• 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.
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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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WARNING!
•
•
•
•
(Continued)
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are securely stowed, spares
must be stowed with the valve stem facing the ground.
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.
To avoid possible personal injury, handle the wheel covers with care to avoid
contact with any sharp edges.
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could injure the
occupants in the vehicle. 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 is lowered to the ground. Failure to follow this
warning may result in personal injury.
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
• If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jump-started 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 precautions.
Preparations For Jump-Start
• The battery in your vehicle is located in the front of the engine compartment below
the air intake duct. To access the battery remove the air intake duct by turning the
two finger screws, located on the radiator support.
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1. Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission into PARK 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.
Jump-Starting Procedure
NOTE: Remove Air Intake before proceeding with this Jump-Starting procedure.
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the positive (+) post of the
discharged vehicle.
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper cable to the positive (+) post
of the booster battery.
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 a good engine
ground (exposed metal part of the discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the
battery and the fuel injection system.
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 battery.
Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in the reverse sequence:
6. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the engine ground of the vehicle
with the discharged battery.
7. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable from the negative (-) post of
the booster battery.
8. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper cable from the positive (+)
post of the booster battery.
9. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable from the positive (+) post of
the discharged vehicle.
10. Reinstall the air intake duct.
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If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle you should have the battery
and charging system inspected at your authorized dealer.
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.
• 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.
• Failure to follow these procedures could result in damage to the charging
system of the booster vehicle or the discharged vehicle.
WARNING!
• Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen. It could rupture or
explode and cause personal injury.
• 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.
• Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this could establish a ground
connection and personal injury could result.
• Failure to follow this procedure could result in personal injury or property
damage due to battery explosion.
• 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.
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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:
• To access the shift lever override,
locate and remove the removable plug
in the right side of the shift lever
housing.
• Firmly set the parking brake.
• Turn the ignition switch to the ACC or
ON position without starting the
engine.
• Press and maintain firm pressure on
the brake pedal.
• Using a screwdriver or similar tool, press and hold the override tab through the
access port on the center console.
• Move the shift lever into the NEUTRAL position.
• The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
• Reinstall the override cover.
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May be Used with the
transmission in
NEUTRAL
May be Used with the
transmission in
NEUTRAL
NOT Permitted
NOT Permitted
Recommended Method
Recommended Method
Recommended Method
Recommended Method
NOT Permitted
NOT Permitted
FWD Without a Key
FWD Automatic
Transmission With a Key
FWD Manual
Transmission With a Key
AWD Without a Key
AWD Automatic
Transmission With a Key
AWD Manual
Transmission With a Key
Flatbed Towing (all four
wheels suspended OFF the
ground)
Recommended Method
Recommended Method
Flat Towing (all four
wheels on the ground)
Model
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
NOT Permitted
NOT Permitted
NOT Permitted
May Be Used
May Be Used
May Be Used
Front Wheels Raised, Rear
Wheels on the Ground
NOT Permitted
NOT Permitted
NOT Permitted
NOT Permitted
NOT Permitted
NOT Permitted
Rear Wheels Raised, Front
Wheels on the Ground
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
• If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand or snow, it can often be moved by a
rocking motion. Turn your steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the
front wheels. Then move the shift lever back and forth between REVERSE and
DRIVE. Using minimal accelerator pedal pressure to maintain the rocking motion,
without spinning the wheels, is most effective.
NOTE: To improve the vehicle's traction when starting off in deep snow, sand or gravel,
it may be desirable to switch the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to “Partial Off”
switch. For further information on ESC,
mode by momentarily pressing the ESC Off
refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD.
CAUTION!
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by moving between REVERSE and DRIVE, 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).
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) when
you are stuck. Do not let anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter what the
speed.
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EVENT DATA RECORDER (EDR)
• This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). The main purpose of
an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air
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
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,
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
• These data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in which
crashes and injuries occur.
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.
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
OPENING THE HOOD
• Pull the release lever located below the
instrument panel and in front of the
driver’s door.
• Raise the hood and locate the safety
latch, in the middle of the hood
opening.
• Move the safety latch while lifting the
hood at the same time.
• Insert the support rod into the slot on
the hood.
• To close the hood, remove the support
rod and place it in the retaining clip,
then lower the hood slowly.
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.
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2.0L Engine
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
2.4L Engine
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine
Part
Engine Coolant 2.0L, 2.4L MOPAR® Antifreeze/
Coolant Five
Year/100,000 Mile
Formula HOAT (Hybrid
Organic Additive
Technology) or equivalent.
Engine Oil with Filter 2.0L, API Certified SAE 5W-20
2.4L
Engine Oil, meeting the
requirements of Chrysler
Material Standard
MS-6395. Refer to the
engine oil fill cap for
correct SAE grade.
Fuel Selection 2.0L, 2.4L 87 Octane
Component
Engine Oil Filter 2.0L,
2.4L
Spark Plugs 2.0L, 2.4L
Automatic Transmission
(CVT)
Manual Transmission
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
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MOPAR® Engine Oil Filter
or equivalent.
ZFR5F-11 (Gap 0.043 in
[1.11 mm])
MOPAR® CVTF + 4®
Automatic Transmission
Fluid.
MOPAR® ATF+4®
Automatic Transmission
Fluid or equivalent
licensed ATF+4® product.
MOPAR® DOT 3 and SAE
J1703 should be used or
equivalent. If DOT 3 is not
available, then DOT 4 is
acceptable. Use only
recommended brake fluids
or equivalent.
MOPAR® Power Steering
Fluid +4 or MOPAR®
ATF+4® Automatic
Transmission Fluid or
equivalent licensed
ATF+4® product.
Capacities
7.2 Quarts (6.8 Liters)
Includes heater and
coolant recovery bottle
filled to MAX level.
4.5 Quarts (4.26 Liters)
13.6 Gallons (51.5 Liters)
(Approximate)
—
—
—
—
—
—
6
12
18
24
30
36
42
48
54
60
16,000 24,000 32,000 40,000 48,000 56,000 64,000 72,000 80,000
X
X
Change the manual transmission fluid if using your
vehicle for any of the following: trailer towing, snow
plowing, heavy loading, taxi, police, delivery service (commercial service), off road, desert operation or more than 50% of your driving is at sustained speeds during hot weather, above 90°F
(32°C).
X
X
X
X
Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot
seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage,
wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if
necessary.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
X
X
Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect the exhaust system. Perform the first inspection at 12,000 miles (20,000 km) or
12 months.
X
X
X
X
Adjust the parking brake on vehicles equipped with
four-wheel disc brakes.
X
X
X
Replace the air conditioning filter.
X
X
Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
X
X
Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular
wear, even if it occurs before scheduled maintenance.
If using your vehicle for any of the following: dusty
or off-road conditions. Inspect the engine air
cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
X
Change the engine oil and filter.
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Or Kilometers: 13,000 26,000 39,000 52,000 65,000 78,000 91,000 104,000 117,000 130,000
Or Months:
Miles: 8,000
MAINTENANCE CHART
X
X
143,000
66
88,000
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
156,000
72
96,000
X
X
169,000
78
104,000
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
79
80
12
18
24
30
36
42
48
54
60
16,000 24,000 32,000 40,000 48,000 56,000 64,000 72,000 80,000
X
• Refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD for the complete maintenance schedule.
Flush and replace the engine coolant at
104,000 miles (169,000 km) or 60 months
whichever comes first.
Flush and replace the engine coolant at 60 months
or 104,000 miles (169,000 km) whichever comes
first.
X
Replace the Spark Plugs.
Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary.
X
Change the automatic transmission fluid & filter if
using your vehicle for any of the following: police,
taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing. Non-turbo
engine only.
X
Or Kilometers: 13,000 26,000 39,000 52,000 65,000 78,000 91,000 104,000 117,000 130,000
6
Miles: 8,000
Or Months:
143,000
66
88,000
X
X
156,000
72
96,000
X
169,000
78
104,000
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Maintenance Record
Odometer
Date
Signature, Authorized Service Center
8,000 Miles
(13,000 km)
or 6 Months
16,000 Miles
(26,000 km)
or 12 Months
24,000 Miles
(39,000 km)
or 18 Months
32,000 Miles
(52,000 km)
or 24 Months
40,000 Miles
(65,000 km)
or 30 Months
48,000 Miles
(78,000 km)
or 36 Months
56,000 Miles
(91,000 km)
or 42 Months
64,000 Miles
(104,000 km)
or 48 Months
72,000 Miles
(117,000 km)
or 54 Months
80,000 Miles
(130,000 km)
or 60 Months
88,000 Miles
(143,000 km)
or 66 Months
96,000 Miles
(156,000 km)
or 72 Months
104,000 Miles
(169,000 km)
or 78 Months
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
FUSES
Integrated Power Module (fuses)
• The Integrated Power Module is located in the engine compartment near the air
cleaner assembly. This center contains cartridge fuses and mini-fuses.
Cavity
Cartridge Fuse
1
Empty
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
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Mini-Fuse
15
10
10
20
10
Amp
Amp
Amp
Amp
Amp
Lt Blue
Red
Red
Yellow
Red
30 Amp Green
30 Amp Green
40 Amp Green
20
15
20
20
Amp
Amp
Amp
Amp
Yellow
Lt Blue
Yellow
Yellow
10 Amp Red
40 Amp Green
15 Amp Lt Blue
10 Amp Red
40 Amp Green
20 Amp Yellow
15 Amp Lt Blue
10 Amp Red
Description
Empty
AWD/4WD ECU Feed
CHMSL Brake Switch Feed
Ignition Switch Feed/OCM
Trailer Tow
IOD Sw/Pwr Mir/Steering Cntrl
Sdar/Hands-Free Phone
IOD Sense1
IOD Sense2
Power Seats
CCN Power Locks/Interior Lighting
Power Outlet
Ign Run/Acc Inverter
Pwr Run/Acc Outlet RR/Dome
Lamp/Cigar Lighter
IOD CCN
RAD Fan Relay Battery Feed
IGN Run/ACC Dome Lamp/Sunroof/
Rear Wiper Motor/ACC Inverter
IOD Feed Mod-Wcm
ASD Relay Contact PWR Feed
PWR Amp 1 & Amp 2 Feed
IOD Feed Radio
IOD Feed Intrus Mod/Siren (If
Equipped)
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Cavity
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
Cartridge Fuse
10
15
15
10
15
10
10
Mini-Fuse
Amp Red
Amp Lt Blue
Amp Lt Blue
Amp Red
Amp Lt Blue
Amp Red
Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
30 Amp Pink
10 Amp Red
30 Amp Pink
40 Amp Green
30 Amp Pink
25 Amp Natural
Description
IGN RUN Heat/AC/Compass Sensor
ENG ASD Relay Feed 3
Power Sunroof Feed
Heated Mirror (If Equipped)
ENG ASD Relay Feed 2
IGN RUN Only ORC Feed
IGN RUN ORC/OCM Feed
Hot Car (No Fuse Required)
Heated Seat (If Equipped)
Headlamp Washer Relay Control (If
Equipped)
ENG ASD Control Feed 1
ABS MOD/J1962 Conn/PCM
ABS Valve Feed
ABS Pump Feed
Headlamp/Washer Control/Smart Glass
(If Equipped)
Diesel Fuel Heater (If Equipped)
TIRE PRESSURES
• Check the inflation pressure of each tire, including the spare tire, at least monthly
and inflate to the recommended pressure for your vehicle.
• The tire pressures recommended for your vehicle are found on the “Tire and
Loading Information” label located on the driver’s side door opening.
NOTE: Refer to the Owner's Manual on the
DVD for more information regarding tire
warnings and instructions.
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.
(Continued)
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
(Continued)
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can cause collisions.
Under-inflation is the leading cause of tire failure and may result in severe
cracking, component separation, or “blow out”. Over-inflation reduces a tire’s
ability to cushion shock. Objects on the road and chuck holes can cause
damage that results in tire failure. Unequal tire pressures can cause steering
problems. You could lose control of your vehicle. Over-inflated or
under-inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly,
resulting in loss of vehicle control.
WHEEL AND WHEEL TRIM CARE
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and chrome plated wheels, should
be cleaned regularly with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
• To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner or
equivalent or select a non-abrasive, non-acidic cleaner.
CAUTION!
Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush, or metal polishes. Do not
use oven cleaner. These products may damage the wheel's protective finish.
Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions or harsh brushes that may
damage the wheel's protective finish. Only MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner or
equivalent is recommended.
EXTERIOR BULBS
LIGHT BULBS – Exterior
Low Beam/High Beam Headlamp
Front Park/Turn Signal/Side Marker Lamp
Front Fog Lamp
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp
(CHMSL)
Rear Tail/Stop Lamp
Rear Turn Signal Lamp
Backup Lamp
License Lamp
Bulb Number
H13
3157AK
PSX24W
LED Assembly
3157
3757AK
921 W16W
W5W
* CHMSL is not serviceable. It is a LED lamp. To replace the LED, the entire CHMSL
assembly must be replaced.
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CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC CUSTOMER CENTER
P.O. Box 21–8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
Phone: 1–800–423–6343
CHRYSLER CANADA INC. CUSTOMER CENTER
P.O. Box 1621
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Phone: 1–800–465–2001 (English)
Phone: 1–800–387–9983 (French)
ASSISTANCE FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED
• 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.
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.
PUBLICATIONS ORDERING
• If you are the first registered retail owner of your vehicle, you may obtain one free
printed copy of the Owner's Manual, Warranty Booklet or Radio Manuals on your
DVD by calling 1–800–423–6343 (U.S.) or 1–800–387–1143 (Canada) or by
contacting your dealer.
• Replacement User Guide kits or DVDs or, if you prefer, additional printed copies of
the Owner's Manual, Warranty Booklet or Radio Manuals may be purchased by
visiting www.techauthority.com or by calling 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.) or
1–800–387–1143 (Canada). Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover
orders are accepted. If you prefer mailing your order, please call the above
numbers for an order form.
NOTE: A street address is required when ordering manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
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CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
NOTE:
• The Owner's Manual and User Guide electronic files are also available on the
Chrysler, Jeep, Ram Truck and Dodge websites.
• Click on the "For Owners" tab, select "Owner/Service Manuals", then select your
desired model year and vehicle from the drop down lists.
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 collision or cause
injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the manufacturer.
• If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds
that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems
between you, your authorized dealer, and the manufacturer.
• To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll free at
1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424– 9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or
write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building,
Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor
vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
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/
• French 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/securiteroutiere/
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MOPAR ACCESSORIES
AUTHENTIC ACCESSORIES BY MOPAR®
• The following highlights just some of the many Authentic Dodge Accessories by
Mopar featuring a fit, finish, and functionality specifically for your Dodge Caliber.
• In choosing Authentic Accessories you gain far more than expressive style,
premium protection, or extreme entertainment, you also benefit from enhancing
your vehicle with accessories that have been thoroughly tested and factoryapproved.
• For the full line of Authentic Dodge Accessories by Mopar, visit your local Dodge
dealership or online at mopar.com.
CHROME:
• Chrome Bodyside
Moldings
EXTERIOR:
• Fog Lights
• Decal Kit
• 17 Inch Chrome Wheel
• Chrome Fuel Filler Door
• Sunroof Air Deflector
• Front End and Hood
Cover
• Rear Spoiler
• Molded Splash Guards
• Door Sill Guards
• Bright Pedal Kit
• Shift Knob
• Premium Carpet Cargo
Mat
• Heated Seats
• Katzkin Leather Interiors
• Uconnect™ Web (WiFi)
• DVD Rear Seat Video
• Uconnect™ Phone
• Electronic Vehicle
Tracking Systems (EVTS)
• Media Center Upgrades
• Ecometer
• Hitch Receiver
INTERIOR:
• Premium Carpet Floor
Mats
• Slush Mats
• Molded Cargo Tray
• Ambient Light Kit
ELECTRONICS:
• Portable Navigation
Systems
• iPod® Adapter
• Kicker Sound Systems
CARRIERS:
• Hitch-mount Bike Carrier • Roof Mount Bike Carrier • Roof Box Cargo Carrier
• Roof Mount Ski and
• Roof Mount Water Sports • Roof Mount Canoe Carrier
Snowboard Carrier
Carrier
• Roof Top Cargo Carrier
• Sport Utility Bars
• iPod® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.
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INDEX
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . 60
Arming Theft System (Security
Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Audio Settings . 26,27,28,30,31,32,36
Automatic Temperature Control
(ATC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Automatic Transmission
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Battery
Charging System Light . .
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . .
Brake System
Warning Light . . . . . . .
Break-In Recommendations,
New Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .
Bulb Replacement . . . . . .
. . . . . 60
. . . . . . 9
. . . . . 78
. . . . . 60
. . . . . 17
. . . . . 84
Calibration, Compass . . . . . . . . . 51
Change Oil Indicator . . . . . . . . . . 61
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . 63
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . 60
Check Engine Light (Malfunction
Indicator Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . 11
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Clock Setting . . . . . . . . 26,28,31,33
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . 51
Cooling System
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Cruise Control (Speed Control) . . . . 19
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . 85
Defects, Reporting . . .
Defroster, Rear Window
Defroster, Windshield .
Dimmer Control . . . . .
88
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21
21
17
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . 17
Disarming, Theft System . . . . . . . . 9
Electronic Speed Control
(Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Electronic Throttle Control
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronics
Your Vehicle's Sound System . .
Emergency, In Case of
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . .
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine
Break-In Recommendations . .
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . .
Malfunction Indicator
(Check Engine) . . . . . . . . . .
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . .
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . .
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . .
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . .
Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . .
Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . .
Folding Front Passenger Seat
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . .
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . .
Front Heated Seats . . . . . .
Fuel
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . .
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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. . 19
. . 58
. . 61
50,51
. . 24
. . 63
. . 68
. . 62
. . 17
. . 76
. . 68
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60
78
62
74
84
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18
78
78
18
14
15
73
15
. . . . . 61
. . . . . 78
. . . . . 82
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®) . . 52
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . 61
Headlights . . . . . . .
Dimmer Switch . . .
High Beam . . . . . .
Heated Mirrors . . . . .
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.
. . 17
. . 17
. . 18
21,22
INDEX
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam/Low Beam Select
(Dimmer) Switch . . . . . . . . . .
HomeLink® (Garage Door Opener)
Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . 15
. . 18
. . 52
. . 75
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . .
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument Cluster Warning
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . .
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) .
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inverter Outlet (115V) . . . . . . . .
Inverter, Power . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . 6
. . 7
6,58
. 82
. 18
. . 2
. 54
. 54
iPod®/USB/MP3 Control . . . . . . . . 45
Bluetooth Streaming Audio . . . . . 50
Jack Location . . . .
Jack Operation . . .
Jacking Instructions
Jump Starting . . . .
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. . 63
63,64
. . 64
. . 68
Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Key Fob Programmable Features . . . 51
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . .
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether
for CHildren) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lights
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . .
Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission Warning . . . . . .
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning (Instrument Cluster
Description) . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . 17
. . 18
. . 11
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17
17
61
18
. . . 6
Maintenance Record . . . . . . . . . . 81
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . 79
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check
Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Media Center Radio . . . . . . 26,28,30
Mirrors
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21,22
MOPAR® Accessories . . . . . . . . . 87
Oil Change Indicator
Oil Change Indicator,
Oil Pressure Light .
Oil, Engine
Capacity . . . . .
Outlet
Power . . . . . . .
Overheating, Engine
. . . . . . . . . . 61
Reset . . . . . . 61
. . . . . . . . . . 60
. . . . . . . . . . 78
. . . . . . . . . . 55
. . . . . . . . . . 62
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . .
Phone (Pairing) . . . . . . . . . . .
Phone (Uconnect) . . . . . . . . .
Placard, Tire and Loading
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power
Glass Sunroof . . . . . . . . . .
Inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical
Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . .
Programmable Electronic Features
. . . 8
. . 46
. . 46
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.
.
55
13
78
63
51
Radio Operation . . . . . . .
Rain Sensitive Wiper System
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . .
Recreational Towing . . . . .
Remote Starting System . .
Replacement Bulbs . . . . .
Reporting Safety Defects . .
Restraints, Child . . . . . . .
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33
18
15
57
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. . 83
. . 22
. . 54
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Folding Front Passenger . . . . . . 14
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Seek Button . . . . . . 26,27,29,31,32
Setting the Clock . . . . . . 26,28,31,33
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . 71
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
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INDEX
SIRIUS Travel Link . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . 19
Starting
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Steering
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . 44
Store Radio Presets . . . . . . 27,29,31
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Supplemental Restraint System Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Temperature Control, Automatic
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Temperature Gauge, Engine
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . .
Theft System Arming . . . . . .
Theft System Disarming . . . . .
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . .
Tires
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . .
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Warning Light . . . .
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Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . .
24-Hour Towing Assistance
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . .
Recreational . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing
Trailer and Tongue Weight
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . .
Transmission
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Uconnect™ Phone . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Uconnect™ Voice Command . . . . . 48
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Washers, Windshield . . . .
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . .
Windshield Washers . . . .
Windshield Wipers . . . . .
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FAQ (How To?)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
GETTING STARTED
• How do I install my LATCH Equipped Child Seat? pg. 11
• How do my heated seats operate? pg. 15
ELECTRONICS
• Which radio is in my vehicle? pg. 26, 28, 30, 33
• How do I activate the Audio Jack? pg. 27, 30, 32, 36
• How do I set the clock on my radio? pg. 26, 28, 31, 33
• How do I use the Navigation feature? pg. 39
• How do I pair my cell phone via Bluetooth® with the UConnect™ Hands-Free
Voice Activation System? pg. 46
• How do I configure my Universal Garage Door Opener (HomeLink)? pg. 52
UTILITY
• How do I know how much I can tow with my Dodge Caliber? pg. 56
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
• What do I do if my TPMS warning light is blinking? pg. 58
• How do I change a flat tire? pg. 63
• How do I Jump-Start my vehicle? pg. 68
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
• Where is my Fuse Block located? pg. 82
• What type of oil do I use? pg. 78
• How often should I change my engine’s oil? pg. 79
• What should my tire pressure be set at? pg. 83
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If you are the first
registered retail owner of
your vehicle, you may obtain
a complimentary printed copy
of the Owner’s Manual,
Navigation/Media Center
Manuals or Warranty Booklet
by calling 1-800-423-6343 (U.S.)
or 1-800-387-1143 (Canada) or
by contacting your dealer.
The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of the
vehicle. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, resulting in a collision and personal injury. Chrysler
Group LLC strongly recommends that the driver use extreme
caution when using any device or feature that may take their
attention off the road. Use of any electrical devices such as cell
phones, computers, portable radios, vehicle navigation or other
devices by the driver while the vehicle is moving is dangerous
and could lead to a serious collision. Texting while driving is
also dangerous and should never be done while the vehicle is
moving. If you find yourself unable to devote your full attention
to vehicle operation, pull off the road to a safe location and
stop your vehicle. Some States or Provinces prohibit the use of
cellular telephones or texting while driving. It is always the
driver’s responsibility to comply with all local laws.
IMPORTANT
This User Guide is intended to familiarize you with the important
features of your vehicle. The DVD enclosed contains your Owner’s
Manual, Navigation/Media Center Manuals, Warranty Booklets, Tire
Warranty and 24-Hour Towing Assistance (new vehicles
purchased in the U.S.) or Roadside Assistance (new vehicles
purchased in Canada) in electronic format. We hope you find it
useful. Replacement DVD kits may be purchased by visiting
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This guide has been prepared to help you get quickly acquainted with your new Dodge
and to provide a convenient reference source for common questions. However, it is not
a substitute for your Owner’s Manual.
For complete operational instructions, maintenance procedures and important safety
messages, please consult your Owner’s Manual, Navigation/Media Center Manuals,
Multimedia User Manual and other Warning Labels in your vehicle.
Not all features shown in this guide may apply to your vehicle. For additional information
on accessories to help personalize your vehicle, visit www.mopar.com or your local
Dodge dealer.
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.
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.
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