Chrysler Dodge Caliber 2010 Owner`s manual

2010
OWNER’ S MANUAL
Caliber
SECTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465
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CONTENTS
䡵 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Vehicle Identification Number
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䡵 How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
䡵 Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
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.
This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint
you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle.
It is supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet,
located on the DVD, and various customer-oriented
documents. Please take the time to read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help assure safe and
enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained technicians and genuine MOPAR威 parts, and cares about
your satisfaction.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the
items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and
illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment
The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
contains a complete listing of all subjects.
Consult the following table for a description of the
NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
in the vehicle for convenient referencing and remain this Owner’s Manual:
with the vehicle when sold, so that the new owner will
be aware of all safety warnings.
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This Owner’s Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in an accident or
bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you
do not read this entire manual, you may miss important
information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the
left front corner of the instrument panel, visible through
the windshield. This number also appears on the vehicle
registration and title.
Vehicle Identification Number
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VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or
death.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
▫ To Set The Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
▫ Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
▫ Locking Doors With A Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
▫ Vehicle Security Alarm Manual Override . . . . . 18
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
䡵 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) — If Equipped . . . 18
䡵 Sentry Key威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
▫ To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . 19
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
▫ Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All First
Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
䡵 Vehicle Security Alarm — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 17
▫ Illuminated Approach — If Equipped . . . . . . . 20
▫ To Lock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . 21
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▫ Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock . . . . . . . . 21
䡵 Power Windows — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
▫ Flash Lights With Remote Key Lock/Unlock . . 22
▫ Power Window Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
▫ Auto-Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . 23
▫ Window Lockout Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
䡵 Liftgate
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 24
䡵 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
䡵 Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 25
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
▫ Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . 44
䡵 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
▫ Lap/ Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
With A Mini-Latch And Buckle . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
▫ Child-Protection Door Lock System (Rear
Doors) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . 48
▫ Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . 49
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▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped . . . . . . 50
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
▫ Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) . . 51 䡵 Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . 84
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . 56
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) —
Airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
▫ Advanced Front Airbag Features . . . . . . . . . . 59
▫ Airbag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . 64
䡵 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
The authorized dealer that sold you your new vehicle has
the key code numbers for your vehicle locks. These
numbers can be used to order duplicate keys. Ask your
authorized dealer for these numbers and keep them in a
safe place.
Ignition Key Removal
1. Place the shift lever in PARK (if equipped with an
automatic transmission).
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC (Accessory)
position.
3. Push the key and cylinder inward and rotate the key to
the LOCK position.
4. Remove the key from the ignition switch lock cylinder.
Vehicle Key
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described. If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap
the key in the ignition cylinder to warn you that this
safety feature is inoperable. The engine can be started
and stopped but the key cannot be removed until you
obtain service.
WARNING!
Ignition Switch Positions
1 — LOCK
2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)
3 — ON
4 — START
NOTE: If you try to remove the key before you place the
shift lever in PARK, the key may become trapped temporarily in the ignition switch cylinder. If this occurs,
rotate the key to the right slightly, then remove the key as
Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the keys in the
ignition. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove the key from the ignition and lock all the
doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Locking Doors With A Key
You can insert the key with either side up. To lock the
door, turn the key to the right. To unlock the door, turn
the key to the left. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
SENTRY KEY姞
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer System prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
or unlocked.
The system uses ignition keys that have an embedded
electronic chip (transponder) to prevent unauthorized
vehicle operation. Therefore, only keys that are programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate
the vehicle. The system will shut the engine off in two
seconds if someone uses an invalid key to try to start the
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
Opening the driver’s door when the key is in the ignition engine.
and the ignition position is LOCK or ACC, sounds a
NOTE: A key that has not been programmed is also
signal to remind you to remove the key.
considered an invalid key, even if it is cut to fit the
NOTE: With the driver’s door open and the key in the ignition switch lock cylinder for that vehicle.
ignition, the power door locks will not lock and Remote
During normal operation, after turning on the ignition
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter will not function.
switch, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three
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seconds for a bulb check. If the light remains on after the
bulb check, it indicates that there is a problem with the
electronics. In addition, if the Vehicle Security Light
begins to flash after the bulb check, it indicates that
someone used an invalid key to try to start the engine.
Either of these conditions will result in the engine being
shut off after two seconds.
If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10 seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics.
Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as
possible by an authorized dealer.
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All of the keys provided with your new vehicle have
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
Replacement Keys
NOTE: Only keys that are programmed to the vehicle
electronics can be used to start and operate the vehicle.
Once a Sentry Key威 is programmed to a vehicle, it cannot
be programmed to any other vehicle.
CAUTION!
Always remove the Sentry Keys威 from the vehicle
and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
CAUTION!
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer system is not compatible with some after-market remote starting systems.
Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting
problems and loss of security protection.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
required for authorized dealer replacement of keys. Duplication of keys may be performed at an authorized
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dealer or by following the customer key programming seconds, but no longer than 15 seconds. Then, turn the
procedure. This procedure consists of programming a ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the first
blank key to the vehicle electronics. A blank key is one key.
that has never been programmed.
3. Insert the second valid key into the ignition switch.
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key威 Immobilizer Turn the ignition switch to the ON position within
System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an 15 seconds. After 10 seconds, a chime will sound. In
addition, the Vehicle Security Light will begin to flash.
authorized dealer.
Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and
Customer Key Programming
remove the second key.
If you have two valid Sentry Keys威, you can program
new Sentry Keys威 to the system by performing the 4. Insert a blank Sentry Key威 into the ignition switch.
following procedure:
Turn the ignition switch to the ON position within
60 seconds. After 10 seconds, a single chime will sound.
1. Cut the additional Sentry Key威 Transponder blank(s)
In addition, the Vehicle Security Light will stop flashing.
to match the ignition switch lock cylinder key code.
To indicate that programming is complete, the Vehicle
2. Insert the first valid key into the ignition switch. Turn Security Light will turn on again for three seconds and
the ignition switch to the ON position for at least three then turn off.
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The new Sentry Key威 is programmed. The Remote • This device may not cause harmful interference.
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter will also be pro• This device must accept any interference that may be
grammed during this procedure.
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Repeat this procedure to program up to eight keys. If you
do not have a programmed Sentry Key威, contact your
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
authorized dealer for details.
This Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the doors, liftgate,
NOTE: If a programmed key is lost, see your authorized and ignition switch for unauthorized operation.
dealer to have all remaining keys erased from the system’s memory. This will prevent the lost key from When the alarm is activated, the Vehicle Security Alarm
starting your vehicle. The remaining keys must then be provides both audio and visual signals. The horn will
reprogrammed. All vehicle keys must be taken to an sound, the headlights, park lamps and/or turn signals
authorized dealer at the time of service to be will flash repeatedly for three minutes. If the disturbance
is still present (driver’s door, passenger door, other doors,
reprogrammed.
ignition) after three minutes, the parking lights and tail
General Information
lights will flash for an additional 15 minutes.
The Sentry Key威 system complies with FCC rules Part 15
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is
subject to the following conditions:
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To Set The Security Alarm
To Disarm The System
Press UNLOCK on the RKE transmitter, or insert the key
1. Remove the key from the ignition switch and get out
into the ignition switch and turn the ignition switch to
of the vehicle.
the ON position.
2. Lock the door using either the power door LOCK
Vehicle Security Alarm Manual Override
switch or the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the
and close all doors.
doors using the manual door lock plunger.
3. The Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster
will flash rapidly for approximately 16 seconds. This REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) — IF
shows that the Vehicle Security Alarm is arming. During EQUIPPED
this period, if a door is opened, the ignition switch is This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and
turned ON, or the power door locks are unlocked in any liftgate or activate the Panic Alarm from distances up to
manner, the Vehicle Security Alarm will automatically approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a hand-held Remote
disarm. After approximately 16 seconds, the Vehicle Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. The RKE transmitter
Security Light will flash slowly. This shows that the does not need to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the
system.
Vehicle Security Alarm is fully armed.
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To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door, or twice
within five seconds to unlock all doors and liftgate. The
turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock
signal. The illuminated entry system will also turn on.
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All First Press
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
the driver’s door or all doors on the first press of the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the
current setting, proceed as follows:
Three Button RKE Transmitter
NOTE: The line of transmission must not be blocked
with metal objects.
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information
Center
(EVIC)/Personal
Settings
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the Security Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound.
following steps:
Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle
Security Alarm.
1. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed
RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than Illuminated Approach — If Equipped
10 seconds. Then, press and hold the UNLOCK button This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds
when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter.
while still holding the LOCK button.
The time for this feature is programmable on vehicles
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
equipped with the EVIC. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by press- Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customering the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transmitter Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Inwith the ignition switch in the LOCK position and the strument Panel” for further information.
key removed.
NOTE: None of the courtesy lights will operate if the
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to dimmer control is in the “defeat” position (extreme
downward position), unless the overhead map/reading
its previous setting.
lights are turned on manually.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter while you are inside the vehicle will activate the
Vehicle Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle
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To Lock The Doors And Liftgate
Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock all doors and liftgate. The turn signal lights
will flash and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the
signal.
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1. Press the LOCK button on a programmed RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than 10 seconds. Then, press the PANIC button while still holding
the LOCK button.
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressThis feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors ing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter with the
are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be ignition switch in the LOCK position and the key returned on or turned off. To change the current setting, moved.
proceed as follows:
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Elec- its previous setting.
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitSettings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Unter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inforSecurity Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle Security
mation.
Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle Security
following steps:
Alarm.
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3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transmitter
This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when
with the ignition switch in the LOCK position and the
the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmitkey removed.
ter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
the current setting, proceed as follows:
its previous setting.
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitSettings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Un- ter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further infor- Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle Security
Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the
mation.
UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle Security
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
Alarm.
following steps:
Using The Panic Alarm
1. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on a programmed
To turn the Panic Alarm feature ON or OFF, press and
RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than
hold the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at
10 seconds. Then, press and hold the LOCK button while
least one second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on,
still holding the UNLOCK button.
the headlights and park lights will flash, the horn will
pulse on and off and the interior lights will turn on.
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
Flash Lights With Remote Key Lock/Unlock
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The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless 2. This device must accept any interference that may be
you turn it off by pressing the PANIC button a second received including interference that may cause undesired
time or if the vehicle speed is 5 mph (8 km/h) or greater. operation.
NOTE: When you turn off the Panic Alarm by pressing NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly apthe PANIC button a second time, you may have to be proved by the party responsible for compliance could
closer to the vehicle due to the radio frequency noises of void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
the system.
If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
distance, check for these two conditions:
Programming Additional Transmitters
Refer to Sentry Key威 “Customer Key Programming.”
1. Weak battery in the RKE transmitter. The expected life
If you do not have a programmed RKE transmitter, of battery is five years.
contact your authorized dealer for details.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
General Information
tower, airport transmitter, military base, and some mobile
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC rules and with or CB radios.
RS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
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Transmitter Battery Replacement
NOTE: Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply.
See “www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.”
The recommended replacement battery is CR2032.
1. If the RKE transmitter is equipped with a screw,
remove the screw. With the RKE transmitter buttons
facing down, use a flat blade to pry the two halves of the
RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage the
elastomer seal during removal.
Separating Case Halves
2. Remove and replace the battery. Avoid touching the
new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it with
rubbing alcohol.
3. To reassemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two
halves together.
NOTE: If the RKE transmitter is equipped with a screw,
reinstall and tighten the screw until snug.
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REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still
maintaining security. The system has a range of
approximately 300 ft (91 m).
NOTE: The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
How to Use Remote Start
All of the following conditions must be met before the
engine will remote start:
• Shift lever in PARK
• Doors closed
• Hood closed
• Hazard switch off
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• Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
• Ignition key removed from ignition switch
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
• RKE PANIC button not pressed
WARNING!
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or
confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious
injury or death when inhaled.
• Keep Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters
away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls
could cause serious injury or death.
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To Enter Remote Start
Press and release the REMOTE START button
on the RKE transmitter twice, within five seconds. The parking lights will flash and the horn
will chirp twice (if programmed). Then, the
engine will start and the vehicle will remain in the
Remote Start mode for a 15-minute cycle.
Remote start will also cancel if any of the following occur:
NOTE:
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
Remote Start mode.
• The transmission is moved out of PARK
• The engine stalls or RPM exceeds 2500
• Any engine warning lamps come on
• The hood is opened
• The hazard switch is pressed
• The brake pedal is pressed
To Exit Remote Start Mode without Driving the
• For security, power window and power sunroof opVehicle
eration (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is
Press and release the REMOTE START button one time,
in the Remote Start mode.
or allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
• The engine can be started two consecutive times (two
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shut downs, the system
15-minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However,
will disable the one time press of the REMOTE START
the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON position
button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote
before you can repeat the start sequence for a third
Start request.
cycle.
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To Exit Remote Start Mode and Drive the Vehicle
Before the end of the 15-minute cycle, press and release
the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock
the doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
equipped). Then, insert the key into the ignition switch
and turn the switch to the ON position.
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NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON position
in order to drive the vehicle.
DOOR LOCKS
Manual Door Locks
Use the manual door lock plunger to lock the doors from
inside the vehicle. If the plunger is down when the door
is closed, the door will lock. Make sure the keys are not
inside the vehicle before closing the door.
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Manual Door Lock Plunger
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
accident, lock the vehicle doors as you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
from the ignition lock and lock your vehicle. Do
not leave unattended children in the vehicle or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised
use of vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries and death.
An unlocked vehicle is an invitation to thieves.
Always remove the key from the ignition and lock all
of the doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Power Door Locks
A power door lock switch is on each front door trim
panel. Press this switch to lock or unlock the doors and
liftgate.
NOTE: To prevent from locking the key in the vehicle,
the power door lock switch will not operate when the key
is in the ignition and either front door is open. A chime
will sound as a reminder to remove the key.
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2. The transmission is in gear.
3. All doors are closed.
4. The throttle is pressed.
5. The vehicle speed is above 15 mph (24 km/h).
6. The doors were not previously locked using the power
door lock switch or Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter.
Driver Power Door Lock Switch
Automatic Door Locks Programming
The Automatic Door Locks feature can be enabled or
disabled as follows:
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped/Personal
The doors will lock automatically on vehicles with power
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Undoor locks if all of the following conditions are met:
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further infor1. The Auto Lock feature is enabled.
mation.
1 - Unlock
2 - Lock
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• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the NOTE:
• If you do not hear the chime it means that the system
following procedure:
did not enter the programming mode and you will
1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition
need to repeat the procedure.
switch.
• Use the Automatic Door Locks feature in accordance
2. Within 15 seconds, cycle the ignition switch between
with local laws.
LOCK and ON and then back to LOCK four times ending
Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit
up in the LOCK position (do not start the engine).
The doors will unlock automatically if:
3. Within 30 seconds, press the power door LOCK switch
1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is ento lock the doors.
abled.
4. A single chime will indicate the completion of the
2. The transmission was in gear and the vehicle speed
programming.
returned to 0 mph (0 km/h).
5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
3. The transmission is in NEUTRAL or PARK.
its previous setting.
4. The driver’s door is opened.
5. The doors were not previously unlocked.
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4. A single chime will indicate the completion of the
Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit Programming
The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature can be programming.
enabled or disabled as follows:
5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Elec- its previous setting.
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
NOTE:
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Un• If you do not hear the chime it means that the system
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further infordid not enter the programming mode and you will
mation.
need to repeat the procedure.
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
• Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature in
following procedure:
accordance with local laws.
1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition.
Child-Protection Door Lock System (Rear Doors)
2. Within 15 seconds, cycle the ignition switch between — If Equipped
LOCK and ON and then back to LOCK four times ending To provide a safer environment for small children riding
in the rear seats, the rear doors are equipped with
up in the LOCK position (do not start the engine).
Child-Protection Door Lock system.
3. Within 30 seconds, press the power door UNLOCK
switch to unlock the doors.
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To engage or disengage the Child-Protection Door
Lock system
1. Open the rear door.
2. Insert the tip of the ignition key into the lock and
rotate to the LOCK or UNLOCK position.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the opposite rear door.
Child-Protection Door Lock Location
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NOTE: For emergency exit with the system engaged,
move the lock plunger up (unlocked position), roll down
the window and open the door with the outside door
handle.
POWER WINDOWS — IF EQUIPPED
Child-Protection Door Lock Function
WARNING!
Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision.
Remember that the rear doors can only be opened
from the outside when the child protection locks are
engaged.
Power Window Switches
The window controls on the driver’s door trim panel
control all the door windows. There are single window
controls on each passenger door trim panel, which operate the passenger door windows. The window controls
will operate when the ignition switch is in the ON or
ACC position.
NOTE:
• For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power window
switches will remain active for 45 seconds after the
ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature.
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• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power
window switches will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position. Opening either front door will cancel this
feature. The time for this feature is programmable.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”
for further information.
WARNING!
Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in the
ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended
children, can become entrapped by the windows
while operating the power window switches. Such
entrapment may result in serious injury or death.
Power Window Switch Location
Auto-Down
The driver’s door window switch has an Auto-Down
feature. Push the window switch past the first detent,
release, and the window will go down automatically. To
cancel the Auto-Down movement, operate the switch in
either the up or down direction and release the switch.
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Window Lockout Switch
The window lockout switch on the driver’s door allows
you to disable the window control on the other doors. To
disable the window controls on the other doors, press the
window LOCKOUT switch. To enable the window controls, press the window LOCKOUT switch a second time.
Window Lockout Switch
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LIFTGATE
NOTE: The key that is used to start your vehicle is also
used to lock or unlock the doors and open the liftgate.
To unlock the liftgate, insert the key into the lock and
turn it to the right (manual lock models only). The liftgate
can also be unlocked using the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter or by activating the power door lock
switches located on the front doors. The central locking/
unlocking feature (if equipped) can also be activated
from the liftgate key cylinder.
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Once unlocked, the liftgate can be opened or closed NOTE:
without using the key. To open the liftgate, squeeze the • In the event of a power malfunction, or the RKE
transmitter is inoperative, insert the key into the
liftgate release and pull the liftgate open with one fluid
liftgate lock cylinder and turn it to the right (manual
motion.
lock models only). Using the liftgate handle, pull the
liftgate open with one fluid motion.
• Although the liftgate has no inside release mechanism,
the liftgate trim panel includes an opening with a
snap-in cap that provides access to release the latch in
the event of an electrical system malfunction.
WARNING!
Liftgate Handle
• Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your
passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep
the liftgate closed when you are operating the
vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• If you are required to drive with the liftgate open,
make sure that all windows are closed, and the
climate control blower switch is set at high speed.
DO NOT use the recirculation mode.
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• Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) located
on top of the front seats (integrated into the head
restraint)
• Supplemental driver side knee airbag
• Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
for the driver and passengers seated next to a window
Gas props support the liftgate in the open position.
However, because the gas pressure drops with tempera- • Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Airbags (SAB) — if
equipped
ture, it may be necessary to assist the props when
opening the liftgate in cold weather.
• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering
wheel
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
Some of the most important safety features in your • Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants
vehicle are the restraint systems:
• Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners to enhance
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for all seating
occupant protection by managing occupant energy
positions
during an impact event — if equipped
• Advanced Front Airbags for driver and front passen- • All seat belt systems (except the driver’s) include
ger
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALRs), which lock the
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seat belt webbing into position by extending the belt
all the way out and then adjusting the belt to the
desired length to restrain a child seat or secure a large
item in a seat — if equipped
WARNING!
In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled
up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or other
passengers, or you can be thrown out of the vehicle.
Always be sure you and others in your vehicle are
buckled up properly.
If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
infant and child restraint systems. For more information
on LATCH, see Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
(LATCH).
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
NOTE: The Advanced Front Airbags have a multistage and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen
inflator design. This allows the airbag to have different far away from home or on your own street.
rates of inflation based on the severity and type of
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
collision.
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
Please pay close attention to the information in this of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
possible.
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ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All the seating positions in your vehicle are equipped
with combination lap/shoulder belts.
The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during
very sudden stops or collisions. This feature allows the
shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under
normal conditions. However in a collision, the belt will
lock and reduce the risk of you striking the inside of the
vehicle or being thrown out.
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WARNING!
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of a collision the best.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to
wear your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in a collision, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
2. The seat belt latch plate is along side the pillar near the
back of your seat. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the
belt. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as
necessary to allow the belt to go around your lap.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
Pulling Out the Latch Plate
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3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
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WARNING!
• A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will
not protect you properly. The lap portion could
ride too high on your body, possibly causing
internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the
buckle nearest you.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you
properly. In a sudden stop you could move too far
forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear
your seat belt snugly.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the
vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck
injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause
internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder
bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that
your strongest bones will take the force in a
collision.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during a collision. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up
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.
Positioning Lap Belt
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WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t
be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across
your abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as
possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt can’t do its job properly. In a
collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the
belt is straight. If you can’t straighten a belt in
your vehicle, take it to your authorized dealer
immediately and have it fixed.
5. 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.
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6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position.
If necessary, slide the latch plate down the webbing to
allow the belt to retract fully.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.).
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Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the driver and front passenger seat, the shoulder belt
can be adjusted upward or downward to position the belt
away from your neck. Push the anchorage button to
release the anchorage, and move it up or down to the
position that fits you best.
NOTE: The adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage is
equipped with an Easy Up feature. This feature allows
the shoulder belt anchorage to be adjusted in the upward
position without pressing the release button. To verify
the shoulder belt anchorage is latched, pull downward
on the shoulder belt anchorage until it is locked into
position.
Adjustable Anchorage
As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will prefer
a lower position, and if you are taller than average, you
will prefer a higher position. When you release the anchorage, try to move it down to make sure that it is locked in
position. In the rear seat, move toward the center of the seat
to position the belt away from your neck.
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Lap/ Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions With A
Mini-Latch And Buckle
A three point seatbelt with a mini-latch and buckle,
allows the shoulder belt to detach from the lower anchor
when the seat is folded. The mini-buckle and shoulder
belt can then be stored out of the way in the right side
trim panel for added convenience.
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1. Remove the mini-latch and regular latch from its
stowed position in the right rear side trim panel.
Mini-Latch Stowage
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2. Grasp the mini-latch plate and pull the belt over the 5. Sit back in seat. Slide the regular latch plate up the
seat.
webbing as far as necessary to allow the belt to go around
your lap.
3. Route the shoulder belt to the inside of the right head
6. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
restraint.
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
Routing the Rear Center Shoulder Belt
4. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the minilatch plate into the mini-buckle until you hear a “click.”
Connecting Mini-Latch to Buckle
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7. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up
on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight,
pull on the lap belt. A snug belt reduces the risk of sliding
under the belt in a collision.
Rear Center Seat Belt Buckled
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8. 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.
9. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
Detaching Mini-Latch And Buckle
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10. To disengage the mini-latch from the mini-buckle for
storage, insert the regular latch plate into the black
button on the top of the mini-buckle. The belt will
automatically retract to its stowed position. If necessary,
slide the latch plate down the webbing to allow the belt
to retract fully. Insert the mini-latch plate into the slot
provided in the trim panel.
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of the
latch plate.
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
folded webbing.
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode — If
Equipped
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically preUse the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/
locked. However, the belt will still retract to remove slack
shoulder belt.
in the shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the any time a child safety seat is installed in a seating
anchor point.
position that has a seat belt with this feature. Children
12 years old and under should be properly restrained in
2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate,
the rear seat.
grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create a
fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.
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When To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
Use the Automatic Locking Mode anytime a child safety
seat is installed in a seating position that has a belt with
this feature. Children 12 years old and under should
always be properly restrained in the rear seat.
How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
the entire belt is extracted.
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Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with an Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
which are used to secure a child restraint system. For
additional information refer to “Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat Belt” under the “Child
Restraints” section. The chart below defines the type of
feature for each seating position.
Left
First Row
Second Row
Third Row
Center
Right
ALR
ALR
ALR
ALR
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
If the passenger seating position is equipped with an
ALR and is being used for normal usage:
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Unbuckle the combination lap and shoulder belt and Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably
allow it to retract completely to disengage the Automatic wrap around the occupants mid-section so as to not
Locking mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emer- activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated you will hear a
gency) locking mode.
ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing
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to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull
out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfortably wrap around the occupants mid-section. Slide the
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click.⬙
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). Like the airbags, the pretensioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or a
deployed airbag must be replaced immediately.
Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped
The seat belts for both front seating positions may be
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision.
These devices improve the performance of the seat belt
by assuring that the belt is tight about the occupant early
in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occupants,
including those in child restraints.
Energy Management Feature
This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy
Management feature in the front seating positions to help
further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on
collision. This safety belt system has a retractor assembly
that is designed to release webbing in a controlled
manner. This feature is designed to help reduce the belt
force acting on the occupant’s chest.
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be
worn snugly and positioned properly.
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WARNING!
• The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced
if the seat belt assembly Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) feature or any other seat belt function is not working properly when checked according to the procedures in the Service Manual.
• Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly
could increase the risk of injury in collisions.
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How the Active Head Restraints (AHR) Work
The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines
whether the severity, or type of rear impact will require
the Active Head Restraints (AHR) to deploy. If a rear
impact requires deployment, both the driver and front
passenger seat AHRs will be deployed.
When AHRs deploy during a rear impact, the front half
of the head restraint extends forward to minimize the gap
between the back of the occupant’s head and the AHR.
This system is designed to help prevent or reduce the
Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR)
extent of injuries to the driver and front passenger in
These head restraints are passive, deployable compo- certain types of rear impacts.
nents, and vehicles with this equipment cannot be readily
identified by any markings, only through visual inspec- NOTE: The Active Head Restraints (AHR) may or may
tion of the head restraint. The head restraint will be split not deploy in the event of a front or side impact.
in two halves, with the front half being soft foam and However if during a front impact, a secondary rear
impact occurs, the AHR may deploy based on the severtrim, the back half being decorative plastic.
ity and type of the impact.
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CAUTION!
All occupants, including the driver, should not operate a vehicle or sit in a vehicle’s seat until the head
restraints are placed in their proper positions in order
to minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a
collision.
NOTE: For more information on properly adjusting and
positioning the head restraint, refer to “Adjusting Active
Head Restraints” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle”.
Active Head Restraint (AHR) Components
1 — Head Restraint Front Half
(Soft Foam and Trim)
2 — Seatback
3 — Head Restraint Back Half
(Decorative Plastic Rear
Cover)
4 — Head Restraint Guide
Tubes
Resetting Active Head Restraints (AHR)
If the Active Head Restraints are triggered in a collision,
you must reset the head restraint on the driver’s and
front passenger seat. You can recognize when the Active
Head Restraint has been triggered by the fact that they
have moved forward (as shown in step three of the
resetting procedure).
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1. Grasp the deployed AHR from the rear seat.
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3. Pull down then rearward towards the rear of the
vehicle then down to engage the locking mechanism.
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Hand Positioning Points On AHR
2. Position the hands on the top of the deployed AHR at
a comfortable position.
1 — Downward Movement
2 — Rearward Movement
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3 — Final Downward Movement To Engage Locking Mechanism
AHR In Reset Position
NOTE:
4. The AHR front soft foam and trim half should lock • If you have difficulties or problems resetting the
Active Head Restraints, see an authorized dealer.
into the back decorative plastic half.
• For safety reasons, have the Active Head Restraints
checked by a qualified specialist at an authorized
dealer.
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Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert姞)
If the driver’s seat belt has not been buckled within
60 seconds of starting the vehicle and if the vehicle speed
is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), the BeltAlert威 will alert
the driver to buckle the seat belt. The driver should also
instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat belts.
Once the warning is triggered, the BeltAlert威 will continue to chime and flash the Seat Belt Reminder Light for
96 seconds or until the driver’s seat belt is buckled. The
BeltAlert威 will be reactivated if the driver’s seat belt is
unbuckled for more than 10 seconds and the vehicle
speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h).
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NOTE: The following steps must occur within the first
60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON
or START position. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend deactivating BeltAlert威.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and
buckle the driver’s seat belt.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position and wait
for the Seat Belt Reminder Light to turn off.
3. Unbuckle and then re-buckle the driver’s seat belt at
least three times within 10 seconds, ending with the seat
belt buckled.
NOTE: Watch for the Seat Belt Reminder Light to turn
BeltAlert威 Programming
on while unbuckling and off while re-buckling the seat
BeltAlert威 can be enabled or disabled by your authorized
belt. It may be necessary to retract the seat belt.
dealer or by performing the following procedure:
4. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position. A
single chime will sound to signify that you have successfully completed the programming.
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BeltAlert威 can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.
NOTE: Although BeltAlert威 has been deactivated, the
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate
while the driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled.
Seat Belt Extender
If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended, and
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
long enough. When it is not required, remove the extender and store it.
WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use
when the seat belt is not long enough when it is worn
low and snug, and in the recommended seating
positions. Remove and store the extender when not
needed.
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is a collision.
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Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Airbags
This vehicle has Advanced Front Airbags for both the
driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Airbag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The
passenger’s Advanced Front Airbag is mounted in the
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the airbag covers.
In addition, the vehicle is equipped with a driver side
knee airbag mounted in the instrument panel below the
steering column.
2
Airbag and Knee Bolster Location
1 — Driver and Passenger Airbags
2 — Driver Knee Airbag
3 — Knee Bolster
NOTE: These airbags are certified to the new Federal
regulations for Advanced Airbags.
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The Advanced Front Airbags have a multistage inflator
design. This allows the airbag to have different rates of
inflation that are based on the severity and type of
collision.
vehicle may also be equipped with Supplemental SeatMounted Side Airbags (SAB). If the vehicle is equipped
with Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Airbags they are
marked with an airbag label sewn into the outboard side
of the front seats.
This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the NOTE:
inflation rate of the Advanced Front Airbags based upon • Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim;
but they will open during airbag deployment.
seat position.
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front • After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an
authorized dealer immediately.
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether
the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The
Airbag System Components
seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following airbag
Advanced Front Airbags.
system components:
This vehicle may be equipped with Supplemental Side
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the driver,
front, and rear passengers sitting next to a window. The • Airbag Warning Light
SABIC are located above the side windows. The trim
• Steering Wheel and Column
covering the side airbags is labeled SRS AIRBAG. This
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• Instrument Panel
• Knee Impact Bolster
• Driver Advanced Front Airbag
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determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC),
which may receive information from the front impact
sensors.
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires airbag deployment. The timing of
• Passenger Advanced Front Airbag
the second stage determines whether the output force is
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Airbags (SAB)
low, medium, or high. If a low output is sufficient to meet
• Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) the need, the remaining gas in the inflator is expended.
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch,
and Seat Track Position Sensors
• Supplemental Active Head Restraint for Driver and
Front Passenger
Advanced Front Airbag Features
The Advanced Front Airbag system has multistage driver
and front passenger airbags. This system provides output
appropriate to the severity and type of collision as
WARNING!
• No objects should be placed over or near the
airbag on the instrument panel, because any such
objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in a
collision severe enough to cause the airbag to
inflate.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not put anything on or around the airbag
covers or attempt to open them manually. You may
damage the airbags and you could be injured
because the airbags may no longer be functional.
The protective covers for the airbag cushions are
designed to open only when the airbags are inflating.
• Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in
any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster
such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band radios,
etc.
side impact. The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Airbag is marked with an airbag label sewn into the outboard side of the front seats.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Airbags (SAB) —
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Airbag Label
If Equipped
When the airbag deploys, it opens the seam between the
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Airbags provide en- front and side of the seat’s trim cover. Each airbag
hanced protection to help protect an occupant during a
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deploys independently, that is a left side impact deploys
the left airbag only and a right-side impact deploys only
the right airbag.
Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC)
SABIC airbags may offer side-impact and vehicle rollover
protection to front and rear seat outboard occupants in
addition to that provided by the body structure. Each
airbag features inflated chambers placed adjacent to the
head of each outboard occupant that reduce the potential
for side-impact head injuries. The SABIC airbags deploy
downward, covering both windows on the impact side.
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Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
Label Location
NOTE: Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior
trim; but they will open during airbag deployment.
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The system includes side impact sensors adjacent to both
front and rear seat occupants that are calibrated to deploy
the SABIC airbags during impacts that require airbag
occupant protection.
WARNING!
• If your vehicle is equipped with left and right
Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC), do not stack luggage or other cargo up
high enough to block the location of the SABIC.
The area where the side curtain airbag is located
should remain free from any obstructions.
• Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects
between you and the side airbags; the performance
could be adversely affected and/or objects could
be pushed into you, causing serious injury.
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Airbag
The supplemental driver side knee airbag provides enhanced protection and works together with the advanced
driver side frontal airbag during a frontal impact.
Knee Impact Bolsters
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
passenger side front passenger by positioning the passenger for the best interaction with the Advanced Front
Airbags.
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Airbags work with the driver side knee airbag and the
passenger side knee bolster to provide improved protection for the driver and front passenger. Side airbags also
work with seat belts to improve occupant protection.
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Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow
risk of harm from a deploying airbag:
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under
their arm.
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride
buckled up in a rear seat.
If a child from 1 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child
seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat
WARNING!
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
(Refer to “Child Restraints”)
Infants in rear facing child restraints should NEVER
ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger You should read the instructions provided with your
Advanced Front Airbag. An airbag deployment can child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
cause severe injury or death to infants in that posi2. All occupants should ALWAYS wear their lap and
tion.
shoulder belts properly.
Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat 3. The driver and front passenger seats should be
belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be moved back as far as practical to allow the Advanced
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or belt- Front Airbags room to inflate.
positioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
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4. Do not lean against the door or window. If your
vehicle has side airbags, and deployment occurs, the
side airbags will inflate forcefully into the space between you and the door.
5. If the airbag system in this vehicle needs to be
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
under ⴖIf You Need Assistanceⴖ.
WARNING!
• Relying on the airbags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The airbags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the airbags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
airbags.
WARNING! (Continued)
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during Advanced Front Airbag deployment
could cause serious injury, including death. Airbags need room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably
extending your arms to reach the steering wheel or
instrument panel.
• Side airbags also need room to inflate. Do not lean
against the door or window. Sit upright in the
center of the seat.
Airbag Deployment Sensors and Controls
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system
required for this vehicle.
The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or
(Continued) side airbags in a frontal or side collision is required.
Based on the impact sensors signals, a central electronic
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ORC deploys the Advanced Front Airbags, Supplemental
Driver Side Knee Airbag, SABIC airbags, Supplemental
Seat-Mounted Side Airbags — if equipped, and front seat
belt pretensioners — if equipped, as required, depending
on the severity and type of impact.
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location of impact, Advanced Front Airbags may deploy
in crashes with little vehicle front-end damage but that
produce a severe initial deceleration.
The side airbags will not deploy in all side collisions. Side
airbag deployment will depend on the severity and type
Advanced Front Airbags and knee airbag are designed to of collision.
provide additional protection by supplementing the seat
Because airbag sensors measure vehicle deceleration over
belts in certain frontal collisions depending on the severtime, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are not
ity and type of collision. Advanced Front Airbags are not
good indicators of whether or not an airbag should have
expected to reduce the risk of injury in rear, or side
deployed.
collisions.
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all colliThe Advanced Front Airbags and knee airbag will not
sions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
deploy in all frontal collisions, including some that may
away from an inflating airbag.
produce substantial vehicle damage — for example,
some pole collisions, truck underrides, and angle offset The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
collisions. On the other hand, depending on the type and the airbag system whenever the ignition switch is in the
START or ON position. If the key is in the OFF position,
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in the ACC position, or not in the ignition, the airbag
system is not on and the airbags will not inflate.
The ORC contains a backup power supply system that
may deploy the airbags even if the battery loses power or
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
Also, the ORC turns on the Airbag Warning
Light in the instrument panel for approximately four to eight seconds for a self-check
when the ignition is first turned on. After the
self-check, the Airbag Warning Light will turn off. If the
ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it
turns on the Airbag Warning Light, either momentarily
or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light
comes on again after initial startup.
WARNING!
Ignoring the Airbag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the airbags to
protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have an authorized dealer service the
airbag system immediately.
Driver and Passenger Airbag Inflator Units
The Driver and Passenger Airbag Inflator Units are
located in the center of the steering wheel and the right
side of the instrument panel. When the ORC detects a
collision requiring the Advanced Front Airbags, it signals
the inflator units. A large quantity of non-toxic gas is
generated to inflate the Advanced Front Airbags. DifferIt also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instruent airbag inflation rates are possible, based on the
ment cluster Airbag Warning Light if a malfunction is
collision type and severity. The steering wheel hub trim
noted that could affect the airbag system. The diagnostics
cover and the upper right side of the instrument panel
also record the nature of the malfunction.
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separate and fold out of the way as the airbags inflate to
their full size. The airbags fully inflate in about 50 to 70
milliseconds. This is about half of the time it takes to
blink your eyes. The airbags then quickly deflate while
helping to restrain the driver and front passenger.
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Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Airbag Inflator
Units — If Equipped
The Side Impact (SRS) Seat-Mounted Side Airbags are
designed to activate only in certain side collisions.
The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side
The Advanced Front Airbag gas is vented through the airbags to inflate based on the severity and type of
vent holes in the sides of the airbag. In this way, the collision.
airbags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle.
Based on the severity and type of collision, the side
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Airbag Inflator
airbag inflator on the crash side of the vehicle may be
Unit
triggered, releasing a quantity of non-toxic gas. The
The driver side knee airbag unit is located in the instru- inflating side airbag exits through the seat seam into the
ment panel trim beneath the steering column. When the space between the occupant and the door. The side
ORC detects a collision requiring the airbag, it signals the airbags fully inflate in about 10 milliseconds. The side
inflator units. A large quantity of non-toxic gas is gener- airbag moves at a very high speed and with such a high
ated to inflate the knee airbag. The trim cover separates force, that it could injure you if you are not seated
and folds out of the way allowing the airbag to inflate to properly, or if items are positioned in the area where the
the full size. The airbag fully inflates in about 15 to 20 side airbag inflates. This especially applies to children.
milliseconds. The knee airbag gas is vented through
small vent holes in the side of airbag.
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Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) Inflator Units
During collisions where the impact is confined to a
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may
deploy the SABIC airbags, depending on the severity and
type of collision. In these events, the ORC will deploy the
SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle.
Because airbag sensors estimate deceleration over time,
vehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of
whether or not an airbag should have deployed.
Front and Side Impact Sensors
In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the
ORC in determining appropriate response to impact
events. Additional sensors in the ORC determine the
A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side level of airbag deployment and provide verification.
curtain airbag. The inflating side curtain airbag pushes
Enhanced Accident Response System
the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and
In the event of an impact causing airbag deployment, if
covers the window. The airbag inflates in about 30 ms
the communication network remains intact, and the
(about one-quarter of the time that it takes to blink your
power remains intact, depending on the nature of the
eyes) with enough force to injure you if you are not belted
event the ORC will determine whether to have the
and seated properly, or if items are positioned in the area
Enhanced Accident Response System perform the followwhere the side curtain airbag inflates. This especially
ing functions:
applies to children. The side curtain airbag is only about
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick when it is inflated.
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• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
until the ignition key is turned off.
• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
the battery has power or until the ignition key is
removed.
• Unlock the doors automatically.
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passenger as the airbags deploy and unfold. The
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
immediately.
If a Deployment Occurs
The front airbags are designed to deflate immediately • As the airbags deflate, you may see some smoke-like
after deployment.
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for
NOTE: Front and/or side airbags will not deploy in all
airbag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
the skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
the airbag system.
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
If you do have a collision, which deploys the airbags, any
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
or all of the following may occur:
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s in• The nylon airbag material may sometimes cause abrastructions for cleaning.
sions and/or skin reddening to the driver and front
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Do not drive your vehicle after the airbags have de- Maintaining Your Airbag System
ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the
WARNING!
airbags will not be in place to protect you.
WARNING!
Deployed airbags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
protect you in another collision. Have the airbags,
seat belt pretensioners, and the front passenger seat
belt retractor assembly replaced by an authorized
dealer immediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Controller System serviced as well.
• Modifications to any part of the airbag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured if the airbag system is not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure,
or add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the
airbag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an airbag system.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your advanced airbag system. The airbag may inflate
accidentally or may not function properly if modifications are made. Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any advanced airbag system service. If your seat including your trim cover and
cushion needs to be serviced in any way (including removal or loosening/tightening of seat attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your authorized
dealer. Only manufacturer approved seat accessories may be used. If it is necessary to modify the
airbag system for persons with disabilities, contact
your authorized dealer.
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Airbag Warning Light
You will want to have the airbags ready to
inflate for your protection in a collision. The
Airbag Warning Light monitors the internal
circuits and interconnecting wiring associated
with airbag system electrical components. While the
airbag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any
of the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service the airbag system immediately.
• The Airbag Warning Light does not come on during
the four to eight seconds when the ignition switch is
first turned to the ON position.
• The Airbag Warning Light remains on after the four to
eight-second interval.
• The Airbag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving.
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NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. The airbags may
not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly
check the fuse block for blown fuses. Refer to the label
located on the inside of the fuse block cover for the
proper airbag fuses. See your authorized dealer if the
fuse is good.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
In the event of a collision, your vehicle is designed to
record up to five seconds of specific vehicle data parameters (see list below) in an event data recorder prior to the
moment of airbag deployment, or near deployment (if
applicable), and up to a quarter second of either highspeed deceleration data or change in velocity during
and/or after airbag deployment or near-deployment.
EDR data is ONLY recorded if an airbag deploys, or
nearly deploys, and is otherwise unavailable.
NOTE:
1. A near-deployment event occurs when the airbag
sensor detects severe vehicle deceleration usually indicative of a crash, but not severe enough to warrant airbag
deployment.
2. Under certain circumstances, EDR data may not be
recorded (e.g., loss of battery power).
In conjunction with other data gathered during a complete accident investigation, the electronic data may be
used by Chrysler Group LLC and others to learn more
about the possible causes of crashes and associated
injuries in order to assess and improve vehicle performance. In addition to crash investigations initiated by
Chrysler Group LLC, such investigations may be requested by customers, insurance carriers, government
officials, and professional crash researchers, such as those
associated with universities, and with hospital and insurance organizations.
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In the event that an investigation is undertaken by
Chrysler Group LLC (regardless of initiative), the company or its designated representative will first obtain
permission of the appropriate custodial entity for the
vehicle (usually the vehicle owner or lessee) before
accessing the electronic data stored, unless ordered to
image the data by a court with legal jurisdiction (i.e.,
pursuant to a warrant). A copy of the data will be
provided to the custodial entity upon request. General
data that does not identify particular vehicles or crashes
may be released for incorporation in aggregate crash
databases, such as those maintained by the U.S. government and various states. Data of a potentially sensitive
nature, such as would identify a particular driver, vehicle, or crash, will be treated confidentially. Confidential
data will not be disclosed by Chrysler Group LLC to any
third party except when:
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1. Used for research purposes, such as to match data
with a particular crash record in an aggregate database,
provided confidentiality of personal data is thereafter
preserved.
2. Used in defense of litigation involving a Chrysler
Group LLC product.
3. Requested by police under a legal warrant.
4. Otherwise required by law.
Data parameters that are recorded:
• Diagnostic trouble code(s) and warning light status for
electronically-controlled safety systems, including the
airbag system
• Vehicle speed
• Engine RPM
• Brake switch status
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• Pedal position
• And other parameters
configuration
depending
on
seat owner’s manual to ensure you have the correct seat
for your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your
vehicle
child.
Child Restraints
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
times, including babies and children. Every state in the
United States and all Canadian provinces require that
small children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the
law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
Children 12 years and younger should ride properly
buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seats, rather than in the front.
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
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 badly injured. Any child riding in your
vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the child’s
size.
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Infants and Child Restraints
• Safety experts recommend that children ride
rearward-facing in the vehicle until they are at least
one year old and weigh at least 20 lbs (9 kg). Two types
of child restraints can be used rearward-facing infant
carriers and convertible child seats. Both types of child
restraints are held in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder
belt or the LATCH child restraint anchorage system.
Refer to ⬙LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage System
(Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren)⬙.
• The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children who weigh up
to about 20 lbs (9 kg). Convertible child seats can be
used either rearward-facing or forward-facing in the
vehicle. Convertible child seats often have a higher
weight limit in the rearward-facing direction than
infant carriers do, so they can be used rearward-facing
by children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) but are
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younger than one year old. Both types of child restraints are held in the vehicle by the lap/ shoulder
belt or the LATCH child restraint anchorage system.
Refer to the “LATCH – Child Seat Anchorage System
(Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren)” in this
section.
WARNING!
Rearward-facing child seats must NEVER be used in
the front seat of a vehicle with a front passenger
airbag. An airbag deployment could cause severe
injury or death to infants in this position.
Children too Large for Booster Seats
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably and whose legs are long enough to bend
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat.
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• Make sure that the child is upright in the seat.
• The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug
as possible.
• Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or
slouching can move the belt out of position.
• The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s
weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for
weight and height limits.
• Carefully follow the instructions that come with the
restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may
not work when you need it.
• If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the
NOTE:
For additional information, refer to
child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never allow a
www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. Canachild to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind
dian residents, should refer to Transport Canada’s webtheir back.
site for additional information. http://www.tc.gc.ca/
Here are some tips on getting the most out of your child roadsafety/safedrivers/childsafety/index.htm
restraint:
Older Children and Child Restraints
• Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it
• Children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) and who
has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
are older than one year can ride forward-facing in the
Standards. Chrysler Group LLC also recommends that
vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and convertible
you make sure that you can install the child restraint in
child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for
the vehicle where you will use it, before you buy it.
children who weigh 20 to 40 lbs (9 to 18 kg) and who
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are older than one year. These child seats are also held
in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the LATCH
child restraint anchorage system. Refer to ⬙LATCH —
Child Seat Anchorage System (Lower Anchors and
Tether for CHildren)⬙.
• The belt-positioning booster seat is for children weighing more than 40 lbs (18 kg), but who are still too small
to fit the vehicle’s seat belts properly. If the child
cannot sit with knees bent over the vehicle’s cushion
while the child’s back is against the seatback; they
should use a Belt Positioning Booster Seat. The child
and booster seat are held in the vehicle by the lap/
shoulder belt.
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WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• A rearward-facing child restraint should only be
used in a rear seat. A rearward-facing child restraint in the front seat may be struck by a deploying passenger airbag which may cause severe or
fatal injury to the infant.
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LATCH-compatible child restraint systems are now available. However, because the lower anchorages are to be
introduced over a period of years, child restraint systems
WARNING!
having attachments for those anchorages will continue to
have features for installation using the vehicle’s seat
Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand
belts. Child restraints having tether straps and hooks for
only those loads imposed by correctly-fitted child
connection to the top tether anchorages have been availrestraints. Under no circumstances are they to be
able for some time. For some older child restraints, many
used for adult seat belts, harnesses, or for attaching
child restraint manufacturers offer add-on tether strap
other items or equipment to the vehicle.
kits or retrofit kits. You are urged to take advantage of all
the available attachments provided with your child reYour vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorstraint in any vehicle.
age system called LATCH, which stands for Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren. The LATCH system All three rear seating positions are capable of accommoprovides for the installation of the child restraint without dating LATCH-compatible child seats.
using the vehicle seat belt, instead securing the child
restraint using lower anchorages and upper tether straps
from the child restraint to the vehicle structure.
LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage System (Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren)
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Child seats with fixed lower attachments must be installed in the outboard positions only. If you are installing
LATCH-compatible child restraints in adjacent rear seating positions, you can use the LATCH anchors or the
vehicle’s seat belt for the outboard position, but you must
use the vehicle’s seat belt at the center position. If your
child restraints are not LATCH-compatible, you can only
install the child restraints using the vehicle’s seat belts.
Please refer to “Installing the Child Restraint System” for
typical installation instructions.
You should NEVER install LATCH-compatible child
seats so that two seats share a common anchorage. If
installing seats in adjacent seating positions, or if your
child restraints are not LATCH-compatible, install the
restraints using the vehicle’s seat belts.
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Installing the LATCH – Compatible child Restraint The lower strap hooks are passed over the top of each
bar, pushing aside the seat cover material
System
We urge you to carefully follow the directions of the
Many, but not all restraint systems will be
manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all
equipped with separate straps on each side,
child restraint systems will be installed as described here.
with each having a hook or connector for
Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that
attachment to the lower anchorage and a
are provided with the child restraint system.
means of adjusting the tension in the strap. ForwardThe lower anchorages are round bars, part of facing toddler restraints and some rear-facing infant
the seat and body structure, and are readily restraints will also be equipped with a tether strap, a
visible. In addition, there are tether strap an- hook for attachment to the tether strap anchorage and a
chorages behind each rear seating position, means of adjusting the tension of the strap.
located in the rear surface of the seat back.
Do not install child restraints using the LATCH system in
These are round bars, located at the rear of the seat all three rear seating positions at the same time. You may
cushion where it meets the seat back, and just visible install three child restraints at the same time using the
when you lean into the rear seat to install the child LATCH system in the outboard seating positions and the
restraint. You will easily feel them if you run your finger vehicle seat belt in the center position. Always use the top
along the intersection of the surfaces
tether, both with the vehicle seat belt or the lower
anchors.
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First loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the • When using the LATCH attaching system to install a
tether strap so that you can more easily attach the hook or
child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts not
connectors to the vehicle anchorages. Next, attach the
being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out
lower hooks or connectors over the top of the seat cover
of reach of children. It is recommended that before
material. Then attach the tether strap to the anchorage
installing the child restraint, buckle the seat belt so the
directly behind the seat where you are placing the child
seat belt is tucked behind the child restraint. This
restraint, being careful to route the tether strap to provide
should stow the seat belt out of the reach of an
the most direct path between the anchor and the child
inquisitive child. Remind all children in the vehicle
restraint, routing it over the head restraint. Finally,
that the seat belts are not toys and that they should not
tighten all three straps as you push the child restraint
play with them. In addition, never leave unattended
rearward and downward into the seat, removing slack in
children in the vehicle.
the straps according to the child restraint manufacturer’s
WARNING!
instructions.
NOTE:
• Ensure that the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seatbacks as you remove the
slack in the strap.
Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or
child restraint. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly
when installing an infant or child restraint.
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Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat
Belt
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with an Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) to
secure a Child Restraint System (CRS). These types of
seat belts are designed to keep the lap portion of the seat
belt tight around the child restraint so that it is not
necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR will make a
ratcheting noise if you extract the entire belt from the
retractor and then allow the belt to retract into the
retractor. For additional information on ALR, refer to
“Automatic Locking Mode” description under “Seat
Belts in Passenger Seating Positions” section. The chart
below defines the seating positions with an Automatic
Locking Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch plate.
First Row
Second Row
Third Row
Left
CRS Lock
Center
CRS Lock
ALR
ALR
Right
CRS Lock
ALR
ALR
Installing a Child Restraint with an ALR:
1. To install a child restraint with ALR, first, pull enough
of the seat belt webbing from the retractor to route it
through the belt path of the child restraint. Slide the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.” Next,
extract all the seat belt webbing out of the retractor and
then allow the belt to retract into the retractor. As the belt
retracts, you will hear a ratcheting sound. This indicates
the safety belt is now in the Automatic Locking mode.
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2. Finally, pull on any excess webbing to tighten the lap To attach a child restraint tether strap:
portion around the child restraint. Any seat belt system
• Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
will loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally, and
for the strap between the anchor and the child seat,
pull it tight if necessary.
routing it over the head restraint.
• In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the
lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the
buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path
opening on the restraint. Disconnect the latch plate
from the buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt
several times to shorten it. Insert the latch plate into
the buckle with the release button facing out.
• If the belt still can’t be tightened, or if pulling and
pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, disconnect
the latch plate from the buckle, turn the buckle
around, and insert the latch plate into the buckle
again. If you still can’t make the child restraint secure,
• If necessary, move the seat forward to provide better
try a different seating position.
access to the tether anchor.
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• Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
tether anchor and remove slack in the tether strap
according to the child restraint manufacturer’s
instructions.
Transporting Pets
Airbags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
injured, or could injure a passenger during panic braking
or in a collision.
NOTE: Ensure that the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seatbacks as you remove slack in Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
the strap.
WARNING!
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchor position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
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.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
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
“Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”. NON-DETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERAL
OILS MUST NEVER BE USED.
A new engine may consume some oil during its first few
thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be
considered a normal part of the break-in and not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
SAFETY TIPS
Transporting Passengers
NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
AREA.
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WARNING!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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Exhaust Gas
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO)
follow these safety tips:
Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in confined
areas any longer than needed to move your vehicle in or
out of the area.
If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the engine
running, adjust your heating or cooling controls to force
outside air into the vehicle. Set the blower at high speed.
If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate open,
make sure that all windows are closed and the climate
control BLOWER switch is set at high speed. DO NOT
use the recirculation mode.
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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Defroster
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You should be able to
Seat Belts
feel the air directed against the windshield. See your
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
authorized dealer for service if your defroster is
frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
inoperable.
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
Floor Mat Safety Information
Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
Always use floor mats designed to fit the foot well of
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
your vehicle. Use only floor mats that leave the pedal
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
area unobstructed and that are firmly secured so that
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt
they cannot slip out of position and interfere with the
or retractor condition, replace the belt.
pedals or impair safe operation of your vehicle in other
Airbag Warning Light
ways.
The light should come on and remain on for four to eight
seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned ON. If the light is not lit during starting, see your
authorized dealer. If the light stays on, flickers, or comes
on while driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside the
Vehicle
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of
vehicle control and increase the risk of serious personal injury.
• Always make sure that floor mats are properly
attached to the floor mat fasteners.
• Never place or install floor mats or other floor
coverings in the vehicle that cannot be properly
secured to prevent them from moving and interfering with the pedals or the ability to control the
vehicle.
• Never put floor mats or other floor coverings on
top of already installed floor mats. Additional
floor mats and other coverings will reduce the size
of the pedal area and interfere with the pedals.
• Check mounting of mats on a regular basis. Always properly reinstall and secure floor mats that
have been removed for cleaning.
• Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the
driver foot well while the vehicle is moving.
Objects can become trapped under the brake pedal
and accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle
control.
• If required, mounting posts must be properly
installed, if not equipped from the factory.
Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or
mounting can cause interference with the brake
pedal and accelerator pedal operation causing loss
of control of the vehicle.
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Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
the Vehicle
Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
Tires
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread. Inspect the tread and sidewall for
cuts and cracks. Check the wheel nuts for tightness.
Check the tires (including spare) for proper pressure.
Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid, or
brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause should be
located and corrected immediately.
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of exterior lights
while you work the controls. Check turn signal and high
beam indicator lights on the instrument panel.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 䡵 Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 99
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . . 95
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
▫ Outside Mirror — Driver Side . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
▫ Uconnect™ Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
▫ Outside Mirror — Passenger Side . . . . . . . . . . 96
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . 116
▫ Power Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect™ Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
▫ Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
▫ Sun Visor Sliding Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
䡵 Voice Command — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 127
▫ Voice Command System Operation . . . . . . . . 127
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▫ Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 䡵 To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
▫ Voice Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 䡵 Lights
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
䡵 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
▫ Manual Front Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . 133
▫ Headlights And Parking Lights . . . . . . . . . . 146
▫ Manual Seat Height Adjustment — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
▫ Manual Lumbar — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 134
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
▫ Driver’s Seatback Recline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
▫ Six-Way Power Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . 136
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
▫ Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat . . . . . . . . . . . 138
▫ Adjusting Active Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . 139
▫ Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
▫ Reclining Rear Seat — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 143
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
▫ Instrument Panel Dimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . 149
▫ Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
䡵 Windshield Wipers And Washers . . . . . . . . . . 151
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
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▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
▫ Gate Operator/Canadian Programming . . . . 162
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
▫ Using HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
▫ Reprogramming A Single
HomeLink威 Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
䡵 Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
䡵 Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped . . . . . 155
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
▫ To Set a Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
▫ Manual Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
䡵 Garage Door Opener — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 158
▫ Programming HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
䡵 Power Sunroof — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
▫ Opening The Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
▫ Closing The Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
▫ Pinch Protect Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
▫ Sunshade Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
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▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 䡵 Console Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 䡵 Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
䡵 Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
䡵 Power Inverter — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
䡵 Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
䡵 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
▫ Glove Compartment And Storage Bin . . . . . . 173
▫ Upper Instrument Panel Storage . . . . . . . . . . 173
▫ Door Storage — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
䡵 Chill Zone威 Beverage Cooler Storage
Compartment — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
▫ Cargo Light/Removable Self-Recharging
Flashlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
▫ Cargo Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
▫ Removable Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
▫ Cargo Tie-Down Loops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
▫ Fold Down Speakers — If Equipped . . . . . . . 182
䡵 Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
▫ Rear Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
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MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror
A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal and
vertical mirror adjustment. Adjust the mirror to center on
the view through the rear window.
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Headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small
control under the mirror to the night position (toward the
rear of vehicle). The mirror should be adjusted while set
in the day position (toward the windshield).
Adjusting Rearview Mirror
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you. You can turn the feature on or
off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror. A light
next to the button will illuminate to indicate when the
dimming feature is activated.
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Outside Mirror — Driver Side
Adjust the flat outside mirror so you can just see the side
of your vehicle in the part of the mirror closest to the
vehicle with your head close to the door glass.
Outside Mirror — Passenger Side
Adjust the convex outside mirror so you can just see the
side of your vehicle in the part of the mirror closest to the
vehicle with your head close to the center of the vehicle.
WARNING!
Automatic Dimming Mirror
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side mirror could cause you to collide with
another vehicle or other object. Use your inside
mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle
seen in this convex mirror.
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finished adjusting the mirror, turn the control to the
Power Mirrors — If Equipped
The control for the power mirrors is located on the center position to prevent accidentally moving a mirror.
driver’s door trim panel.
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Mirror Directions
Power Mirror Control
To adjust a mirror, turn the control wand toward the left
or right mirror positions indicated. Tilt the control wand
in the direction you want the mirror to move. When
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WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side mirror could cause you to collide with
another vehicle or other object. Use your inside
mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle
seen in this convex mirror.
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
Vanity Mirror
feature is activated whenever you turn on the rear
window defroster. Refer to “Rear Window Features” in Sun Visor Sliding Feature
“Understanding the Features of Your Vehicle” for further The sun visors may be extended out to provide more
coverage of the side glass.
information.
Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
To use the vanity mirror, rotate the sun visor down and
swing the mirror cover upward.
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Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
Uconnect™ Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, invehicle communications system. Uconnect™ Phone allows you to dial a phone number with your cellular
phone using simple voice commands (e.g., ⬙Call” ѧ
“Mike” ѧ”Work⬙ or ⬙Dial” ѧ “248-555-1212⬙). Your cellular
phone’s audio is transmitted through your vehicle’s
audio system; the system will automatically mute your
radio when using the Uconnect™ Phone.
NOTE: The Uconnect™ Phone requires a cellular phone
equipped with the Bluetooth威 ⬙Hands-Free Profile,⬙ Version 0.96 or higher. See the Uconnect™ website for
supported phones.
For Uconnect™ customer support, visit the following
websites:
• www.chrysler.com/uconnect
• www.dodge.com/uconnect
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• www.jeep.com/uconnect
• or call 1–877–855–8400
Uconnect™ Phone allows you to transfer calls between
the system and your cellular phone as you enter or exit
your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s
microphone for private conversation.
The Uconnect™ Phone is driven through your
Bluetooth威 “Hands-Free Profile” cellular phone.
Uconnect™ features Bluetooth威 technology - the global
standard that enables different electronic devices to connect to each other without wires or a docking station, so
Uconnect™ Phone works no matter where you stow your
cellular phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as
long as your phone is turned on and has been paired to
the vehicle’s Uconnect™ Phone. The Uconnect™ Phone
allows up to seven cellular phones to be linked to the
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system. Only one linked (or paired) cellular phone can be Voice Command Button
used with the system at a time. The system is available in
Actual button location may vary with the raEnglish, Spanish, or French languages.
dio. The individual buttons are described in the
“Operation” section.
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 an
accident causing serious injury or death.
Uconnect™ Phone Button
Depending on the vehicle options, either the
radio or the mirror will contain the two control
(Uconnect™ Phone button) and
buttons
(Voice Command button) that will enable you to access the system.
The Uconnect™ Phone can be used with any Hands-Free
Profile certified Bluetooth威 cellular phone. See the
Uconnect™ website for supported phones. If your cellular phone supports a different profile (e.g., Headset
Profile) you may not be able to use any Uconnect™
Phone features. Refer to your cellular service provider or
the phone manufacturer for details.
The Uconnect™ Phone is fully integrated with the vehicle’s audio system. The volume of the Uconnect™ Phone
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right
switch), if so equipped.
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The radio display will be used for visual prompts from • For each feature explanation in this section, only the
the Uconnect™ Phone such as ⬙CELL⬙ or caller ID on
combined form of the voice command is given. You
certain radios.
can also break the commands into parts and say each
part of the command when you are asked for it. For
Operation
example, you can use the combined form voice comVoice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect™
mand ⬙Phonebook New Entry,⬙ or you can break the
Phone and to navigate through the Uconnect™ Phone
combined form command into two voice commands:
menu structure. Voice commands are required after most
⬙Phonebook⬙ and ⬙New Entry.⬙ Please remember, the
Uconnect™ Phone prompts. You will be prompted for a
Uconnect™ Phone works best when you talk in a
specific command and then guided through the available
normal conversational tone, as if speaking to someone
options.
sitting a few feet/meters away from you.
• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for
Voice Command Tree
the beep, which follows the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt or another
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
prompt.
Help Command
• For certain operations, compound commands can be
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to
used. For example, instead of saying ⬙Setup⬙ and then
know your options at any prompt, say ⬙Help⬙ following
⬙Phone Pairing,⬙ the following compound command
the beep. The Uconnect™ Phone will play all the options
can be said: ⬙Setup Phone Pairing.⬙
at any prompt if you ask for help.
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To activate the Uconnect™ Phone from idle, simply press The following are general phone to Uconnect™ Phone
button and follow the audible prompts for pairing instructions:
the
directions. All Uconnect™ Phone sessions begin with a • Press the
button to begin.
button on the radio control head.
press of the
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
Cancel Command
⬙Setup Phone Pairing.⬙
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say ⬙Cancel⬙ and
you will be returned to the main menu. However, in a • When prompted, after the beep, say ⬙Pair a Phone⬙ and
follow the audible prompts.
few instances the system will take you back to the
previous menu.
• You will be asked to say a four-digit Personal IdentiPair (Link) Uconnect™ Phone to a Cellular Phone
To begin using your Uconnect™ Phone, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth威 enabled cellular phone.
fication Number (PIN), which you will later need to
enter into your cellular phone. You can enter any
four-digit PIN. You will not need to remember this PIN
after the initial pairing process.
To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference your cellular phone Owner’s Manual. The • For identification purposes, you will be prompted to
give the Uconnect™ Phone a name for your cellular
Uconnect™ website may also provide detailed instrucphone. Each cellular phone that is paired should be
tions for pairing.
given a unique phone name.
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• You will then be asked to give your cellular phone a
priority level between one and seven, with one being
the highest priority. You can pair up to seven cellular
phones to your Uconnect™ Phone. However, at any
given time, only one cellular phone can be in use,
connected to your Uconnect™ Phone. The priority
allows the Uconnect™ Phone to know which cellular
phone to use if multiple cellular phones are in the
vehicle at the same time. For example, if priority three
and priority five phones are present in the vehicle, the
Uconnect™ Phone will use the priority three cellular
phone when you make a call. You can select to use a
lower priority cellular phone at any time (refer to
⬙Advanced Phone Connectivity⬙ in this section).
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• The system will prompt you to say the number you
want to call.
• For example, you can say ⬙234-567-8901⬙.
• The Uconnect™ Phone will confirm the phone number
and then dial. The number will appear in the display
of certain radios.
Call by Saying a Name
• Press the
button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
“Call.⬙
• The system will prompt you to say the name of the
person you want to call.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the person you want to call. For example,
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
you can say ⬙John Doe,⬙ where John Doe is a previ⬙Dial.⬙
ously stored name entry in the Uconnect™ phonebook
• Press the
button to begin.
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or downloaded phonebook. To learn how to store a • When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g.,
name in the phonebook, refer to ⬙Add Names to Your
⬙Home,⬙ ⬙Work,⬙ ⬙Mobile,⬙ or ⬙Pager⬙). This will allow
Uconnect™ Phonebook,⬙ in the phonebook.
you to store multiple numbers for each phonebook
entry, if desired.
• The Uconnect™ system will confirm the name and
then dial the corresponding phone number, which • When prompted, recite the phone number for the
phonebook entry that you are adding.
may appear in the display of certain radios.
After you are finished adding an entry into the phonebook, you will be given the opportunity to add more
NOTE: Adding names to the Uconnect™ Phonebook is
phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the
recommended when the vehicle is not in motion.
main menu.
• Press the
button to begin.
The Uconnect™ Phone will allow you to enter up to 32
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say names in the phonebook with each name having up to
four associated phone numbers and designations. Each
⬙Phonebook New Entry.⬙
language has a separate 32-name phonebook accessible
• When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of
only in that language. In addition, if equipped and
long names helps the Voice Command and it is recomsupported by your phone, Uconnect™ Phone automatimended. For example, say ⬙Robert Smith⬙ or ⬙Robert⬙
cally downloads your cellular phone’s phonebook.
instead of ⬙Bob.⬙
Add Names to Your Uconnect™ Phonebook
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Phonebook Download – Automatic Phonebook
• Depending on the maximum number of entries downTransfer From Cellular Phone
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if availUconnect™ Phone automatically downloads names (text
able, the previous downloaded phonebook is available
names) and number entries from the cellular phone’s
for use.
phonebook. Specific Bluetooth威 Phones with Phone Book
• Only the phonebook of the currently connected celluAccess Profile may support this feature. See Uconnect™
lar phone is accessible.
website for supported phones.
• Only the cellular phone’s phonebook is downloaded.
• To call a name from downloaded (or Uconnect™)
SIM card phonebook is not part of the Mobile phonePhonebook, follow the procedure in “Call by Saying a
book.
Name” section.
• This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
• Automatic download and update, if supported, begins
deleted on the Uconnect™ Phone. These can only be
as soon as the Bluetooth威 wireless phone connection is
edited on the cellular phone. The changes are transmade to the Uconnect™ Phone, for example, after you
ferred and updated to Uconnect™ Phone on the next
start the vehicle.
phone connection.
• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be downloaded and updated every time a phone is connected
to the Uconnect™ Phone.
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Phonebook Download — Single Entry
If equipped and supported by your phone, Uconnect™
Phone allows the user to download entries from their
phone via Bluetooth威. To use this feature, press the
button and say “Phonebook Download.” The system
prompts, “Ready to accept “V” card entry via
Bluetooth威…” The system is now ready to accept phonebook entries from your phone using the Bluetooth威
Object Exchange Profile (OBEX). Please see your phone
Owner’s Manual for specific instructions on how to send
these entries from your phone.
first disconnect or drop the Bluetooth威 connection to
the Uconnect™ Phone, and then send the address
book entry via Bluetooth威. Please see your phone
Owner’s Manual for specific instructions on how to
drop the Bluetooth威 connection.
• If the phonebook entry is longer than 24 characters, it
will only use the first 24 characters.
Edit Uconnect™ Phonebook Entries
NOTE:
• Editing names in the phonebook is recommended
when the vehicle is not in motion.
NOTE:
• The phone handset must support Bluetooth威 OBEX
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
transfers of phonebook entries to use this feature.
deleted or edited.
• Some phones cannot send phonebook entries if they
• Press the
button to begin.
are already connected to any system via Bluetooth威,
and you may see a message on the phone display that • After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Phonebook Edit.⬙
the Bluetooth威 link is busy. In this case, the user must
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• You will then be asked for the name of the phonebook Delete Uconnect™ Phonebook Entry
entry that you wish to edit.
NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended
• Next, choose the number designation (home, work, when the vehicle is not in motion.
cellular, or pager) that you wish to edit.
• Press the
button to begin.
• When prompted, recite the new phone number for the
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
phonebook entry that you are editing.
⬙Phonebook Delete.⬙
After you are finished editing an entry in the phonebook,
• After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will
you will be given the opportunity to edit another entry in
then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish
the phonebook, call the number you just edited, or return
to delete. You can either say the name of a phonebook
to the main menu.
entry that you wish to delete or you can say ⬙List
⬙Phonebook Edit⬙ can be used to add another phone
Names⬙ to hear a list of the entries in the phonebook
number to a name entry that already exists in the
from which you choose. To select one of the entries
phonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a
button while the
from the list, press the
cellular and a home number, but you can add ”John
Uconnect™ Phone is playing the desired entry and say
Doe’s” work number later using the ⬙Phonebook Edit⬙
⬙Delete.⬙
feature.
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• After you enter the name, the Uconnect™ Phone will • Note that only the phonebook in the current language
ask you which designation you wish to delete: home,
is deleted.
work, cellular, pager, or all. Say the designation you
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
wish to delete.
deleted or edited.
• Note that only the phonebook entry in the current
List All Names in the Uconnect™ Phonebook
language is deleted.
button to begin.
• Press the
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
deleted or edited.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Phonebook List Names.⬙
Delete/Erase “All” Uconnect™ Phonebook Entries
• The Uconnect™ Phone will play the names of all the
phonebook entries, including the downloaded phone• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
book entries, if available.
⬙Phonebook Erase All.⬙
• To call one of the names in the list, press the
• The Uconnect™ Phone will ask you to verify that you
button during the playing of the desired name, and
wish to delete all the entries from the phonebook.
say ⬙Call.⬙
• Press the
button to begin.
• After confirmation, the phonebook entries will be NOTE: The user can also exercise ⬙Edit⬙ or ⬙Delete⬙
deleted.
operations at this point.
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• The Uconnect™ Phone will then prompt you as to the call, press and hold the
button until you hear a
number designation you wish to call.
single beep, indicating that the incoming call was
rejected.
• The selected number will be dialed.
Phone Call Features
The following features can be accessed through the
Uconnect™ Phone if the feature(s) are available on your
cellular service plan. For example, if your cellular service
plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be
accessed through the Uconnect™ Phone. Check with
your cellular service provider for the features that you
have.
Answer or Reject an Incoming Call - Call
Currently in Progress
If a call is currently in progress and you have another
incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for
call waiting that you normally hear when using your
button to place the current
cellular phone. Press the
call on hold and answer the incoming call.
NOTE: The Uconnect™ Phone compatible phones in the
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
Answer or Reject an Incoming Call - No Call
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
Currently in Progress
When you receive a call on your cellular phone, the only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
Uconnect™ Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio system, if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the
button to accept the call. To reject the
call. Press the
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Making a Second Call While Current Call is in
Progress
To make a second call while you are currently on a call,
press the
button and say ⬙Dial⬙ or ⬙Call⬙ followed
by the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to
call. The first call will be on hold while the second call is
in progress. To go back to the first call, refer to ⬙Toggling
Between Calls⬙ in this section. To combine two calls, refer
to ⬙Conference Call⬙ in this section.
indicating that the active and hold status of the two calls
have switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at a
time.
Conference Call
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
hold), press and hold the
button until you hear a
double beep indicating that the two calls have been
joined into one conference call.
Three-Way Calling
To initiate three-way calling, press the
button
while a call is in progress, and make a second phone call,
as described under ⬙Making a Second Call While Current
Call is in Progress.⬙ After the second call has established,
button until you hear a double
press and hold the
Toggling Between Calls
beep, indicating that the two calls have been joined into
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold), one conference call.
press the
button until you hear a single beep,
Place/Retrieve a Call From Hold
To put a call on hold, press the
button until you hear
a single beep. This indicates that the call is on hold. To
bring the call back from hold, press and hold the
button until you hear a single beep.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Call Termination
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the
button. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if
there is a call on hold, it will become the new active call.
If the active call is terminated by the phone far end, a call
on hold may not become active automatically. This is cell
phone-dependent. To bring the call back from hold, press
button until you hear a single beep.
and hold the
Redial
• Press the
button to begin.
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Call Continuation
Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the
Uconnect™ Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been
switched to OFF. Call continuation functionality available on the vehicle can be any one of three types:
• After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can
continue on the Uconnect™ Phone either until the call
ends, or until the vehicle battery condition dictates
cessation of the call on the Uconnect™ Phone and
transfer of the call to the cellular phone.
• After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can
continue on the Uconnect™ Phone for a certain duration, after which the call is automatically transferred
from the Uconnect™ Phone to the cellular phone.
• The Uconnect™ Phone will call the last number that
was dialed from your cellular phone.
• An active call is automatically transferred to the
cellular phone after the ignition key is switched to
NOTE: This may not be the last number dialed from the
OFF.
Uconnect™ Phone.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Redial.⬙
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Uconnect™ Phone Features
Emergency Assistance
If you are in an emergency and the cellular phone is
reachable:
Language Selection
To change the language that the Uconnect™ Phone is
using:
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
number for your area.
• Press the
button to begin.
If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect™ Phone is
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
operational, you may reach the emergency number as
the name of the language you wish to switch to
follows:
English, Espanol, or Francais.
• Press the
button to begin.
• Continue to follow the system prompts to complete
the language selection.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Emergency⬙ and the Uconnect™ Phone will instruct
After selecting one of the languages, all prompts and
the paired cellular phone to call the emergency numvoice commands will be in that language.
ber. This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada, and
NOTE: After every Uconnect™ Phone language change
Mexico.
operation, only the language-specific 32-name phoneNOTE:
book is usable. The paired phone name is not language• The emergency number dialed is based on the country
specific and usable across all languages.
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and
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Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may Towing Assistance
not be applicable with the available cellular service If you need towing assistance:
and area.
• Press the
button to begin.
• If supported, this number may be programmable on
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
button and
some systems. To do this, press the
⬙Towing Assistance.⬙
say ‘Setup’, followed by ‘Emergency’.
NOTE:
• The Uconnect™ Phone does slightly lower your
• The towing assistance number dialed is based on the
chances of successfully making a phone call as to that
country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800-528for the cellular phone directly.
2069 for the U.S., 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-143454 for Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside
WARNING!
Mexico City in Mexico). Please refer to the 24-Hour
⬙Towing Assistance⬙ coverage details on the DVD in
Your phone must be turned on and paired to the
the Warranty Information Booklet and the 24-Hour
Uconnect™ Phone System to allow use of this vehicle
Towing Assistance references.
feature in emergency situations, when the cellular
phone has network coverage and stays paired to the
• If supported, this number may be programmable on
Uconnect™ Phone System.
button and
some systems. To do this, press the
say “Setup”, followed by “Towing Assistance”.
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When calling a number with your Uconnect™ Phone that
normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence
on your cellular phone keypad, you can press the
button and say the sequence you wish to enter, followed
by the word ⬙Send.⬙ For example, if required to enter
your PIN followed with a pound, (3 7 4 6 #), you can
Voice Mail Calling
button and say, ⬙3 7 4 6 # Send.⬙ Saying
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to ⬙Working press the
a
number,
or
sequence
of numbers, followed by ⬙Send,⬙ is
with Automated Systems.⬙
also to be used for navigating through an automated
Working with Automated Systems
customer service center menu structure, and to leave a
This method is used in instances where one generally has number on a pager.
to press numbers on the cellular phone keypad while
You can also send stored Uconnect™ phonebook entries
navigating through an automated telephone system.
as tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager
You can use your Uconnect™ Phone to access a voice entries. To use this feature, dial the number you wish to
mail system or an automated service, such as a paging call and then press the
button and say, “Send.” The
service or automated customer service line. Some ser- system will prompt you to enter the name or number and
vices require immediate response selection. In some say the name of the phonebook entry you wish to send.
instances, that may be too quick for use of the
Uconnect™ Phone.
Paging
To learn how to page, refer to ⬙Working with Automated
Systems.⬙ Paging works properly except for pagers of
certain companies, which time out a little too soon to
work properly with the Uconnect™ Phone.
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The Uconnect™ Phone will then send the corresponding Turning Confirmation Prompts ON/OFF
phone number associated with the phonebook entry, as Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system
from confirming your choices (e.g., the Uconnect™
tones over the phone.
Phone will not repeat a phone number before you dial it).
NOTE:
• You may not hear all of the tones due to cellular phone • Press the
button to begin.
network configurations. This is normal.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time
⬙Setup Confirmations.⬙ The Uconnect™ Phone will
out settings that are too short and may not allow the
play the current confirmation prompt status and you
use of this feature.
will be given the choice to change it.
Barge In - Overriding Prompts
The “Voice Command” button can be used when you
wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice
command immediately. For example, if a prompt is
asking ⬙Would you like to pair a phone, clear a...,⬙ you
button and say, ⬙Pair a Phone⬙ to
could press the
select that option without having to listen to the rest of
the voice prompt.
Phone and Network Status Indicators
If available on the radio and/or on a premium display
such as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by
your cellular phone, the Uconnect™ Phone will provide
notification to inform you of your phone and network
status when you are attempting to make a phone call
using Uconnect™ Phone. The status is given for roaming,
network signal strength, phone battery strength, etc.
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Dialing Using the Cellular Phone Keypad
You can dial a phone number with your cellular phone
keypad and still use the Uconnect™ Phone (while dialing
via the cellular phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth威 cellular
phone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s
audio system. The Uconnect™ Phone will work the same
as if you dial the number using Voice Command.
NOTE: Certain brands of cellular phones do not send
the dial ring to the Uconnect™ Phone to play it on the
vehicle audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this
situation, after successfully dialing a number the user
may feel that the call did not go through even though the
call is in progress. Once your call is answered, you will
hear the audio.
Mute/Un-Mute (Mute OFF)
When you mute the Uconnect™ Phone, you will still be
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. In
order to mute the Uconnect™ Phone:
• Press the
button.
• Following the beep, say ⬙Mute.⬙
In order to un-mute the Uconnect™ Phone:
• Press the
button.
• Following the beep, say ⬙Mute off.⬙
Advanced Phone Connectivity
Transfer Call to and from Cellular Phone
The Uconnect™ Phone allows ongoing calls to be transferred from your cellular phone to the Uconnect™ Phone
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
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from your Uconnect™ Phone paired cellular phone to the • When prompted, say ⬙List Phones.⬙
button
Uconnect™ Phone or vice versa, press the
• The Uconnect™ Phone will play the phone names of
and say ⬙Transfer Call.⬙
all paired cellular phones in order from the highest to
the lowest priority. To “select” or “delete” a paired
Connect or Disconnect Link Between the
button and
phone being announced, press the
Uconnect™ Phone and Cellular Phone
Your cellular phone can be paired with many different
say “Select” or “Delete.” Also, see the next two secelectronic devices, but can only be actively ⬙connected⬙
tions for an alternate way to “select” or “delete” a
with one electronic device at a time.
paired phone.
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth威 Select Another Cellular Phone
connection between a Uconnect™ Phone paired cellular This feature allows you to select and start using another
phone and the Uconnect™ Phone, follow the instructions phone paired with the Uconnect™ Phone.
described in your cellular phone User’s Manual.
• Press the
button to begin.
List Paired Cellular Phone Names
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
button to begin.
• Press the
⬙Setup Select Phone⬙ and follow the prompts.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • You can also press the
button at any time while
“Setup Phone Pairing.”
the list is being played, and then choose the phone that
you wish to select.
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• The selected phone will be used for the next phone
call. If the selected phone is not available, the
Uconnect™ Phone will return to using the highest
priority phone present in or near (approximately
within 30 ft (9 m)) the vehicle.
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™
Phone
Uconnect™ Phone Tutorial
To hear a brief tutorial of the system features, press the
button and say “Uconnect™ Tutorial.”
Delete Uconnect™ Phone Paired Cellular Phones
Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recognizing their voice commands or numbers, the Uconnect™
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
Phone Voice Training feature may be used. To enter this
⬙Setup Phone Pairing.⬙
training mode, follow one of the two following proce• At the next prompt, say ⬙Delete⬙ and follow the dures:
prompts.
From outside the Uconnect™ Phone mode (e.g., from
• You can also press the
button at any time while radio mode):
the list is being played, and then choose the phone you • Press and hold the
button for five seconds until
wish to delete.
the session begins, or,
• Press the
button to begin.
• Press the
button and say the ⬙Setup, Voice
Training⬙ command.
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Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by the • Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
Uconnect™ Phone. For best results, the Voice Training
speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from
session should be completed when the vehicle is parked
you.
with the engine running, all windows closed, and the
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
blower fan switched off.
during a Voice Command period.
This procedure may be repeated with a new user. The
• Performance is maximized under:
system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
• low-to-medium blower setting,
To restore the Voice Command system to factory default
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
settings, enter the Voice Training session via the above
procedure and follow the prompts.
• low road noise,
Voice Command
• smooth road surface,
• For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to
• fully closed windows,
provide at least 1⁄2 in (1 cm) gap between the overhead
• dry weather condition.
console (if equipped) and the mirror.
• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
• Even though the system is designed for users speaking
in North American English, French, and Spanish accents, the system may not always work for some.
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• When navigating through an automated system such • In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of
compromised with the convertible top down.
speaking the digit string, make sure to say ⬙Send.⬙
Phone Far End Audio Performance
• Storing names in the phonebook when the vehicle is
• Audio quality is maximized under:
not in motion is recommended.
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding
names in the Uconnect™ Phonebook.
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• Phonebook (Downloaded and Uconnect™ Phone Local) name recognition rate is optimized when the
entries are not similar.
• Numbers must be spoken in single digits. “800” must
be spoken “eight-zero-zero” not “eight hundred”.
• You can say ⬙O⬙ (letter ⬙O⬙) for ⬙0⬙ (zero).
• Even though international dialing for most number
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
number combinations may not be supported.
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather conditions, and
• operation from the driver’s seat.
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• Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness Bluetooth威 Communication Link
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and Cellular phones have been found to lose connection to
the Uconnect™ Phone. When this happens, the connecnot the Uconnect™ Phone.
tion can generally be reestablished by switching the
• Echo at the phone far end can sometimes be reduced
phone off/on. Your cellular phone is recommended to
by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
remain in Bluetooth威 ON mode.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
Power-Up
compromised with the convertible top down.
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either the
ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you
must wait at least five seconds prior to using the system.
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Primary
zero
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
star (*)
plus (+)
pound (#)
add location
all
Voice Commands
Alternate(s)
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Voice Commands
Alternate(s)
Primary
call
cancel
confirmation prompts
continue
delete
dial
download
edit
emergency
English
erase all
Espanol
Francais
help
home
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Primary
language
list names
list phones
mobile
mute
mute off
new entry
no
pager
pair a phone
phone pairing
phonebook
previous
record again
redial
Voice Commands
Alternate(s)
pairing
phone book
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate(s)
return to main menu
return or main menu
select phone
select
send
set up
phone settings or phone
set up
towing assistance
transfer call
Uconnect™ Tutorial
try again
voice training
work
yes
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General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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NOTE: Take care to speak into the Voice Interface
System as calmly and normally as possible. The ability of
the Voice Interface System to recognize user voice commands may be negatively affected by rapid speaking or a
raised voice level.
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 an
accident causing serious injury or death.
button, you
When you press the Voice Command
will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to give a
Voice Command System Operation
This Voice Command system allows you to command.
control your AM, FM radio, satellite radio, disc
player, and a memo recorder.
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NOTE: If you do not say a command within a few For example, if you are in the disc menu and you are
seconds, the system will present you with a list of listening to FM radio, you can speak commands from the
disc menu or from the FM radio menu.
options.
If you ever wish to interrupt the system while it lists When using this system, you should speak clearly and at
button, listen a normal speaking volume.
options, press the Voice Command
for the beep, and say your command.
The system will best recognize your speech if the winbutton while the dows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan is
Pressing the Voice Command
system is speaking is known as “barging in.” The system set to low.
will be interrupted, and after the beep, you can add or At any point, if the system does not recognize one of your
change commands. This will become helpful once you commands, you will be prompted to repeat it.
start to learn the options.
To hear the first available Menu, press the Voice
NOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel”, Command
button and say “Help” or “Main
“Help” or “Main Menu”.
Menu”.
These commands are universal and can be used from any
menu. All other commands can be used depending upon
the active application.
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In this mode, you can say the following commands:
Commands
The Voice Command system understands two types of
• “Radio” (to switch to the radio mode)
commands. Universal commands are available at all
times. Local commands are available if the supported • “Disc” (to switch to the disc mode)
radio mode is active.
• “Memo” (to switch to the memo recorder)
Changing the Volume
• “System Setup” (to switch to system setup)
1. Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
Radio AM (or Radio Long Wave or Radio Medium
button.
Wave — If Equipped)
To switch to the AM band, say “AM” or “Radio AM”. In
2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
this mode, you may say the following commands:
3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the
volume to a comfortable level while the Voice Command • “Frequency” (to change the frequency)
system is speaking. Please note the volume setting for • “Next Station” (to select the next station)
Voice Command is different than the audio system.
• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
Main Menu
• “Radio Menu” (to switch to the radio menu)
Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
button. You may say “Main Menu” to switch to the main • “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
menu.
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Radio FM
To switch to the FM band, say “FM” or “Radio FM”. In
this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “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)
• “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)
Disc
To switch to the disc mode, say “Disc”. In this mode, you
may say the following commands:
Satellite Radio
• “Track” (#) (to change the track)
To switch to satellite radio mode, say “Sat” or “Satellite
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
Radio”. In this mode, you may say the following com• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
mands:
• “Channel Number” (to change the channel by its • “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
spoken number)
• “Next Channel” (to select the next channel)
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Memo
To switch to the voice recorder mode, say “Memo”. In
this mode, you may say the following commands:
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− “Previous” (to play the previous memo)
− “Delete” (to delete a memo)
• “Delete All” (to delete all memos)
• “New Memo” (to record a new memo) — During the
System Setup
recording, you may press the Voice Command
button to stop recording. You proceed by saying one of To switch to system setup, say “Setup”. In this mode, you
may say the following commands:
the following commands:
− “Save” (to save the memo)
• “Language German”
− “Continue” (to continue recording)
• “Language Dutch”
− “Delete” (to delete the recording)
• “Language Italian”
• “Play Memos” (to play previously recorded memos) • “Language English”
— During the playback you may press the Voice
• “Language French”
button to stop playing memos. You
Command
• “Language Spanish”
proceed by saying one of the following commands:
− “Repeat” (to repeat a memo)
• “Tutorial”
− “Next” (to play the next memo)
• “Voice Training”
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NOTE: Keep in mind that you have to press the Voice SEATS
button first and wait for the beep Seats are a primary part of the Occupant Restraint System
Command
of the vehicle. They need to be used properly for safe
before speaking the “Barge In” commands.
operation of the vehicle.
Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recogWARNING!
nizing their voice commands or numbers the Uconnect™
• DO NOT allow people to ride in any area of your
Voice “Voice Training” feature may be used.
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
button, say “System
1. Press the Voice Command
belts. In a collision, people riding in these areas
Setup” and once you are in that menu then say “Voice
are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
Training.” This will train your own voice to the system
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
and will improve recognition.
using a seat belt properly.
2. Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by
Uconnect™ Voice. For best results, the “Voice Training”
session should be completed when the vehicle is parked,
engine running, all windows closed, and the blower fan
switched off. This procedure may be repeated with a new
user. The system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
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Manual Front Seat Adjustment
The adjusting bar is at the front of the seats, near the
floor. Pull the bar up to move the seat to the desired
position. Using body pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be sure the seat adjusters have
latched.
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WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust
the seat only while the vehicle is parked.
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Manual Seat Height Adjustment — If Equipped
The driver’s seat height can be raised or lowered by using
the handle on the outboard side of the seat to adjust the
driving position.
Manual Lumbar — If Equipped
The lumbar adjustment handle is located on the outboard
side of the driver’s seat. To increase or decrease support,
rotate the handle up or down.
Seat Height Adjustment
Lumbar Adjustment
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Driver’s Seatback Recline
To recline:
1. Lean forward before lifting the handle, then lean back
to the desired position and release the handle.
2. Lift the handle to return the seatback to an upright
position.
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WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt and
be seriously or even fatally injured. Use the recliner
only when the vehicle is parked.
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Six-Way Power Seats — If Equipped
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.
WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust
the seat only while the vehicle is parked.
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.
Power Seat Switch
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Heated Seats — If Equipped
This feature heats the front driver and passenger seats.
The heaters provide the same heat level for both cushion
and back. The controls for the front heated seats are
located on the center instrument panel area.
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an additional 30 minutes of continuous operation. If
Low-level heating is selected, the system automatically
turns the heater and the indicator light off after 30 minutes of continuous operation.
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
After turning the ignition ON, you can choose from High, within two to five minutes.
Low, or Off heat settings. Amber indicator lights in each
WARNING!
switch indicate the level of heat in use. Two indicator
lights will illuminate for High, one for Low, and none for
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
Off.
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
Press the switch once to select High-level heatspinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exing. Press the switch a second time to select
haustion or other physical condition must exercise
Low-level heating. Press the switch a third time
care when using the seat heater. It may cause burns
to shut the heating elements Off.
even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time.
If High-level heating is selected, the system automatically
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switches to Low-level heating and turns one indicator
light off after 30 minutes of continuous operation. It will
turn the heater and the remaining indicator light off after
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat
To fold the front passenger seat, lift the recliner handle to
the full upward position and push the seatback forward
until it rests on the seat cushion.
CAUTION!
Repeated overheating of the seat could damage the
heating element and/or degrade the material of the
seat.
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat Handle
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Front Passenger Seat Folded Flat
Adjusting Active Head Restraints
Active Head Restraints can reduce the risk of injury in
the event of a rear impact. The Active Head Restraint
should be adjusted so the top of the head restraint is
located above the top of your ear.
Adjusted Head Restraint
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To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint (on some models, you may need to press the
push button). To lower the head restraint, press the push
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint.
For comfort the Active Head Restraints can be tilted
forward and backward. To tilt the head restraint closer to
the back of your head, pull outward on the bottom of the
head restraint. Push rearward on the bottom of the head
restraint to move the head restraint away from your
head.
Push Button
Active Head Restraint (Normal Position)
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• In the event of deployment of an Active Head Restraint, refer to “Occupant Restraints/Resetting Active
Head Restraints (AHR)” in “Things to Know Before
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
Active Head Restraint (Tilted)
NOTE:
• The head restraints should only be removed by qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either of
the head restraints require removal, see your authorized dealer.
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• Driving a vehicle with the head restraints removed
or improperly adjusted could cause serious injury
or death in the event of a collision. The head
restraints should always be checked prior to operating the vehicle and never adjusted while the
vehicle is in motion. Always adjust the head
restraints when the vehicle is in PARK.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not place items over the top of the Active Head
Restraint, such as coats, seat covers or portable
DVD players. These items may interfere with the
operation of the Active Head Restraint in the event
of an accident and could result in serious injury or
death.
• Active Head Restraints may be deployed if they
are struck by an object such as a hand, foot or loose
cargo. To avoid accidental deployment of the Active Head Restraint ensure that all cargo is secured, as loose cargo could contact the Active Head
Restraint during sudden stops. Failure to follow
this warning could cause personal injury if the
Active Head Restraint is deployed.
Folding Rear Seat
To provide additional storage area, each rear seatback can
be folded forward. Pull the strap forward to move the
seat forward and flat.
Folding Seat Strap
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Reclining Rear Seat Strap
Then push the seatback to a reclined position, approxiReclining Rear Seat — If Equipped
For additional comfort, pull the strap forward just mately 35 degrees maximum, and release the strap.
enough to release the seatback latch.
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WARNING!
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure that everyone in your vehicle is in a seat
and using a seat belt properly.
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
To open the hood, two latches must be released.
1. Pull the hood release lever located on the left kick
panel.
Hood Release Lever
2. Move the safety catch located under the front edge of
the hood, near the center and raise the hood.
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CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Lower the hood until it is open approximately 8 in (20 cm) and then drop it. This should
secure both latches. Never drive your vehicle unless
the hood is fully closed, with both latches engaged.
WARNING!
Safety Catch
Lift the hood prop rod, clipped to the right side (left side
when standing in front of hood) of the engine compartment, to secure the hood in the open position. Place the
hood prop at the location stamped into the inner hood
surface.
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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LIGHTS
Headlights and Parking Lights
Turn the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent
Multifunction Lever
for parking light operation. Turn the multifunction lever
The multifunction lever controls the operation of the
to the second detent for headlight operation.
headlights, parking lights, turn signals, headlight beam
selection, instrument panel light dimming, interior lights,
the passing lights and fog lights. The multifunction lever
is located on the left side of the steering column.
Headlight Control
Multifunction Lever
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Lights-on Reminder
If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
is turned OFF, a chime will sound to alert the driver
when the driver’s door is opened.
Fog Lights — If Equipped
The front fog light switch is on the multifunction
lever. To activate the front fog lights, turn on the
parking lights or the low beam headlights and pull
out the end of the multifunction lever.
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Fog Light Control
NOTE: The fog lights will only operate when the
parking lights or the low beam headlight are on. Switching from low beam to high beam headlights will cause
the fog lights to turn off.
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light bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is
Turn Signals
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show defective.
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
High/Low Beam Switch
Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch
the headlights to high beam. Pull the multifunction lever
toward you to switch the headlights back to low beam.
Flash-to-Pass
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This
turn on the high beam headlights until the multifunction
lever is released.
Turn Signal Control
NOTE: If either light remains on and does not flash, or
there is a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside
NOTE: If the multifunction lever is held in the flash-topass position for more than 30 seconds, the high beams
will shut off. If this occurs, wait 30 seconds for the next
flash-to-pass operation.
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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 when
the parking lights or headlights are on.
Dimmer Control
Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the last
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
detent to turn on the interior lighting.
This feature may be performed by either low beam
headlights or by high beam headlights, depending on the
specific regulations of your geographical area. Daytime
Running Lights (DRL), may operate at a lower intensity
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than the normal lamp operation. The high beam headlights will come on as Daytime Running Lights (DRL),
which is at a lower intensity than the normal high beams.
The DRL’s will come on whenever the ignition is ON, the
engine is running, the headlight switch is off, the parking
brake is off, the turn signal is off, and the shift lever is in
any position except for PARK.
NOTE: The DRLs will automatically turn off when the
turn signals or Hazard Warning flashers are in operation
and automatically turn back on when the turn signals
and Hazard Warning flashers are not operating.
Map/Reading Lights
These lights are mounted between the sun visors above
the rearview mirror. Each light is turned on by pressing
the button. Press the button a second time to turn the
light off. The lights also come on when a door is opened
or the dimmer control is turned fully upward, past the
second detent.
Map/Reading Lights
NOTE: The lights will remain on until the switch is
pressed a second time, so be sure they have been turned
off before leaving the vehicle. The lights will turn off
automatically 10 minutes after the ignition is turned OFF
if the door is left open or light is switched on.
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
The windshield wiper/washer control lever is
located on the right side of the steering column.
The front wipers are operated by rotating a
switch, located on the end of the lever. For information
on the rear wiper/washer, refer to “Rear Window Features” in “Understanding the Features of Your Vehicle”.
Windshield Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the LO position for
low-speed wiper operation.
Wiper/Washer Control Lever
Wiper Control
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the HI position for
high-speed wiper operation.
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Intermittent Wiper System
Use the intermittent wiper when weather conditions
make a single wiping cycle, with a variable pause between cycles, desirable. Select the delay interval by
turning the end of the lever. Rotate the end of the lever
upward (clockwise) to decrease the delay time and
downward (counterclockwise) to increase the delay time.
The delay can be regulated from a maximum of approximately 18 seconds between cycles, to a cycle every
second.
NOTE: The wiper delay times depend on vehicle speed.
If the vehicle is moving less than 10 mph (16 km/h),
delay times will be doubled.
Windshield Washers
To use the washer, pull the control lever toward you and
hold while spray is desired. If the lever is pulled while in
the delay range, the wiper will operate in low-speed for
two wipe cycles after the lever is released, and then
resume the intermittent interval previously selected.
If the lever is pulled while in the off position, the wipers
will operate for two wipe cycles, then turn off.
WARNING!
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to an accident. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
windshield with the defroster before and during
windshield washer use.
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Mist Feature
Push down on the control lever to activate a single wipe
to clear the windshield of road mist or spray from a
passing vehicle. As long as the lever is held down, the
wipers will continue to operate.
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CAUTION!
In cold weather, always turn off the wiper switch and
allow the wipers to return to the park position before
turning off the engine. If the wiper switch is left on
and the wipers freeze to the windshield, damage to
the wiper motor may occur when the vehicle is
restarted.
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TILT STEERING COLUMN
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. The tilt control lever is located on
the left-side of the steering column, below the turn signal
controls
Push down on the lever to unlock the column. With one
hand firmly on the steering wheel, move the steering
column up or down as desired. Push the lever up 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
serious injury or death.
Tilt Steering Control
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ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
When engaged, Electronic Speed Control takes over the
accelerator operation at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h). The Electronic Speed Control lever is located
on the right side of the steering wheel.
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NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Electronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut
down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated at
the same time. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Control
System can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic
Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired
vehicle set speed.
To Activate
Push the ON/OFF button. The CRUISE indicator in the
instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system off,
push the ON/OFF button a second time. The CRUISE
indicator will turn off. The system should be turned off
when not in use.
Electronic Speed Control Lever
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WARNING!
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the Electronic Speed Control system off when
you are not using it.
To Set a Desired Speed
Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle
has reached the desired speed, press down on the Electronic Speed Control lever and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will operate at the selected speed.
To Deactivate
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pulling the Electronic
Speed Control lever toward you CANCEL, normal braking or pressing the clutch pedal while slowing the vehicle
will deactivate Electronic Speed Control without erasing
the set speed memory. Pressing the ON/OFF button or
turning the ignition switch OFF erases the set speed
memory.
To Resume Speed
To resume a previously set speed, push the RESUME
ACCEL lever up and release. Resume can be used at any
speed above 20 mph (32 km/h).
To Vary the Speed Setting
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can inNOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady
crease speed by pushing up and holding the RESUME
speed and on level ground before pressing the SET lever.
ACCEL lever. If the lever is continually held in the
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RESUME ACCEL position, the set speed will continue to Manual Transaxle
increase until the lever is released, then the new set speed Pressing the clutch pedal will disengage the speed control. A slight increase in engine RPM before the Electronic
will be established.
Speed Control disengages is normal.
Tapping RESUME ACCEL once will result in a 1 mph
(1.6 km/h) speed increase. Each time the Electronic Vehicles equipped with manual transaxles may need to
Speed Control lever is tapped, speed increases, so that be shifted into a lower gear to climb hills without speed
tapping the lever three times will increase speed by loss.
3 mph (4.8 km/h), etc.
To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is
set, push down and hold the SET DECEL lever. If the
lever is continually held in the SET DECEL position, the
set speed will continue to decrease until the lever is
released. Release the lever when the desired speed is
reached, and the new set speed will be established.
Tapping the SET DECEL button once will result in a
1 mph (1.6 km/h) speed decrease. Each time the button is
tapped, speed decreases.
WARNING!
Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the
system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you
could lose control. An accident could be the result.
Do not use Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic
or on roads that are winding, icy, snow-covered, or
slippery.
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To Accelerate for Passing
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
speed, up and down hills. A slight speed change on
moderate hills is normal.
WARNING!
Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the
system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle
could go too fast for the conditions, and you could lose
control. An accident could be the result. Do not use
Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads
that are winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery.
On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed
HomeLink威 replaces up to three remote controls (handControl.
held transmitters) that operate devices such as garage
door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security
systems. The HomeLink威 unit operates off your vehicle’s
battery.
The HomeLink威 buttons that are located in the headliner
or sun visor designate the three different HomeLink威
channels.
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WARNING!
HomeLink威 Buttons
NOTE: HomeLink威 is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
• Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are training the Universal Transceiver.
Do not train the transceiver if people, pets or other
objects are in the path of the door or gate. Only use
this transceiver with a garage door opener that has
a “stop and reverse” feature as required by Federal
safety standards. This includes most garage door
opener models manufactured after 1982. Do not
use a garage door opener without these safety
features. Call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the
Internet at www.HomeLink.com for safety information or assistance.
• Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run your vehicle in the garage
while training the transceiver. Exhaust gas can
cause serious injury or death.
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Programming HomeLink姞
Place the handheld transmitter 1–3 in (3-8 cm) away from
the HomeLink威 button you wish to program while
keeping the indicator light in view.
Before You Begin
If you have not trained any of the HomeLink威 buttons,
erase all channels before you begin training.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the chosen
HomeLink威 button and the handheld transmitter button
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for
until the HomeLink威 indicator changes from a slow to a
20 seconds until the red indicator flashes.
rapidly blinking light, then release both the HomeLink威
It is recommended that a new battery be placed in the and handheld transmitter buttons.
handheld transmitter of the device that is being copied to
Watch for the HomeLink威 indicator to change flash rates.
HomeLink威 for more efficient training and accurate
When it changes, it is programmed. It may take up to
transmission of the radio-frequency signal.
30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage door may
Your vehicle should be parked outside of the garage open and close while you train.
when programming.
NOTE:
• Some gate operators and garage door openers may
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
require you to replace Step 3 with procedures noted in
2. Hold the battery side of the handheld transmitter
the “Gate Operator/Canadian Programming” section.
away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program.
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• After training a HomeLink威 channel, if the garage
door does not operate with HomeLink威 and the garage door opener was manufactured after 1995, the
garage door opener may have a rolling code. If so,
proceed to the heading “Programming A Rolling Code
System.”
This can usually be found where the hanging antenna
wire is attached to the garage door opener motor (it is
NOT the button normally used to open and close the
door).
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4. Press and hold the just-trained HomeLink威 button
and observe the indicator light.
If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is
complete and the garage door (or device) should activate
when the HomeLink威 button is pressed.
If the indicator light blinks rapidly for two seconds, and
then turns to a constant light, continue with programming for a Rolling Code.
5. PROGRAMMING A ROLLING CODE SYSTEM
At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), locate
the “Learn” or “Training” button.
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1 — Garage Door Opener
2 — Training Button
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6. Firmly press and release the LEARN or TRAINING Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
button. The name and color of the button may vary by Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signals to “time-out” (or quit) after several seconds of
manufacturer.
transmission – which may not be long enough for
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
HomeLink威 to pick up the signal during programming.
step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
Similar to this Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are
7. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed designed to “time-out” in the same manner.
HomeLink威 button twice (holding the button for two
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
seconds each time). If the device is plugged in and
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
activates, programming is complete.
door or gate motor.
If the device does not activate, press the button a third
If you are having difficulties programming a garage door
time (for two seconds) to complete the training.
opener or a gate operator, replace “Programming
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please HomeLink威” Step 3 with the following:
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink威 button,
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
while you press and release (“cycle”), your handheld
To program the remaining two HomeLink威 buttons, transmitter every two seconds until HomeLink威 has sucrepeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT cessfully accepted the frequency signal. The indicator light
will flash slowly and then rapidly when fully trained.
erase the channels.
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If you unplugged the device for training, plug it back in 2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not
at this time.
release the button.
Then proceed with Step 4 under “Programming
3. Without releasing the button, proceed with ProgramHomeLink威” earlier in this section.
ming HomeLink威 Step 2 and follow all remaining steps.
Using HomeLink姞
To operate, press and release the programmed Security
HomeLink威 button. Activation will now occur for the It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
trained device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operator, in your vehicle.
Security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting,
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for
etc.,). The handheld transmitter of the device may also be
20 seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that all
used at any time.
channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink姞 Button
erased.
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
The HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver is disabled when
follow these steps:
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
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1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
Troubleshooting Tips
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink威, here
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
are some of the most common solutions:
received including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
• Replace the battery in the original transmitter.
• Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener NOTE: The transmitter has been tested and it complies
with FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
expressly approved by the party responsible for compli• Did you unplug the device for training, and remember
ance could void the user’s authority to operate the
to plug it back in?
device.
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
The term IC before the certification/registration number
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
only signifies that Industry Canada technical specificawww.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
tions were met.
General Information
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof switch is located in the reading light.
Power Sunroof Switch
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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 an accident, there is a greater risk of being
thrown from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You
could also be seriously injured or killed. Always
fasten your seat belt properly and make sure all
passengers are properly secured too.
• 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.
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stop the movement and the sunroof will remain in a
partial close condition until the switch is pushed and
Manual Mode
held forward again. To ensure sunroof is fully closed,
To open the sunroof, press and hold the switch rearward
press and hold switch until sunroof has completely
to full open. Any release of the switch will stop the
stopped moving.
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partial open
condition until the switch is pushed and held rearward Express Mode
Press the switch forward and release, and the sunroof
again.
will close automatically from any position. The sunroof
Express Mode
will close fully, and stop automatically, this is called
Press the switch rearward and release, and the sunroof
“Express Close”. During Express Close operation, any
will open automatically from any position. The sunroof
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
will open fully, and stop automatically, this is called
“Express Open”. During Express Open operation any Pinch Protect Feature
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
movement of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obClosing the Sunroof
struction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the
Manual Mode
sunroof will automatically retract. Remove obstruction
To close the sunroof, press and hold the switch in the and press the switch forward and release to Express
forward position. Again, any release of the switch will Close.
Opening the Sunroof
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Pinch Protect Override
If a known obstruction (ice, debris, etc.) prevents closing,
press the switch forward and hold for two seconds after
the reversal occurs. This allows the sunroof to move
towards the close position.
NOTE: Pinch protection is disabled while the switch is
pressed.
Venting Sunroof — Express
Press and hold the “Vent” button, and the sunroof will
open to the vent position. This is called “Express Vent”,
and will occur regardless of the sunroof position. During
Express Vent operation, any movement of the switch will
stop the sunroof.
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NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is
open.
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to
minimize the buffeting or open any window.
Sunroof Maintenance
Sunshade Operation
Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
the glass panel.
sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
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Ignition Off Operation
The sunroof will also operate up to 45 seconds after the
ignition has been turned OFF. The sunroof operation will
be canceled if either of the front doors are opened during
the 45 second time period.
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
There is a standard 12 Volt (13 Amp) power outlet located
in the instrument panel for added convenience. This
power outlet can power cellular phones, electronics and
other low power devices.
12 Volt Power Outlet
Power is available when the ignition switch is in the ON
or ACC position. Insert the cigar lighter or accessory plug
into the outlet for use. To preserve the heating element,
do not hold the lighter in the heating position.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE:
• To ensure proper operation, a MOPAR威 knob and
element must be used.
• 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.
WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Only devices designed for use in this type of
outlet should be inserted into any 12 Volt outlet.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use and while driving
the vehicle.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an
electric shock and failure.
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CAUTION!
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life
and/or prevent the engine from starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the
battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with great caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
generator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
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NOTE: To avoid overloading the circuit, check the
POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
A 115 Volt (150 Watt) AC power inverter is located on the power ratings on electrical devices prior to using the
rear of the center console for added convenience. This inverter.
outlet can power cellular phones, electronics and other
low power devices requiring power up to 150 Watts.
Certain high-end video games, such as Playstation3 and
XBox360 will exceed this power limit, as will most power
tools.
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
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.
115 Volt Power Outlet
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WARNING!
CAUTION! (Continued)
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.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the
battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with great caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
generator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
CAUTION!
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life
and/or prevent engine starting.
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There are two cupholders behind the center console for
CUPHOLDERS
Your vehicle is equipped with four cupholders. There are rear passengers.
two cupholders located in the front.
Rear Cupholders
Front Cupholders
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STORAGE
Glove Compartment And Storage Bin
The glove compartment storage bin is located on the
passenger side of the instrument panel.
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Upper Instrument Panel Storage
A storage compartment is located in the center of the
instrument panel.
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Upper Storage Compartment
Glove Compartment Storage Bin
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To open the storage compartment, push down on the Door Storage — If Equipped
button. The lid will open automatically. Push down on The interior door panels are equipped with lower storage
areas.
the lid to close it.
Opened Storage Compartment
Front Door Storage
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CHILL ZONE姞 BEVERAGE COOLER STORAGE
COMPARTMENT — IF EQUIPPED
The glove compartment is located on the passenger side
of the vehicle. The large glove compartment door swings
downward and features two levels of storage. The upper
bin functions as the Chill Zone威 cooled beverage storage
compartment (for vehicles equipped with air conditioning) for storing up to four 20 oz (1 L) bottles or cans.
When desired, cool air enters the Chill Zone威 to keep the
contents cool, depending on ambient temperature and
A/C settings.
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Glove Compartment and Chill Zone威
NOTE: The use of the Chill Zone威 is for nonperishable
beverages only.
Inside the Chill Zone威 is a vent which, when opened,
allows either air conditioned or fresh air to flow into the
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Chill Zone威 compartment. Depending on ambient tem- CONSOLE FEATURES
perature and A/C setting, the compartment can keep The floor console contains both an upper and lower
storage compartment.
beverages cool.
Positioning Slide Control
Vehicles without air conditioning can use that space for
storage. The lower bin holds the Owner’s Manual and
other important documents.
Upper Storage Compartment
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To open the upper storage compartment, push inward on To open the lower storage compartment, lift upward on
the upper handle to unlatch the upper lid and lift the lid the lower handle to unlatch the lower storage compartopen.
ment and lift the lid open.
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Upper Storage Compartment
Lower Storage Compartment
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WARNING!
Press in on the flashlight to release it.
Do not operate this vehicle with a console compartment lid in the open position. Cellular phones, music
players, and other handheld electronic devices
should be stowed while driving. Use of these devices
while driving can cause an accident due to distraction, resulting in death or injury.
CARGO AREA FEATURES
Cargo Light/Removable Self-Recharging
Flashlight
The dual-function light is mounted in the headliner
above the cargo area to illuminate the cargo area, and
part of it snaps out of the bezel to serve as a flashlight
when needed. The flashlight features two bright LED
light bulbs and is powered by rechargeable lithium
batteries that recharge when snapped back into place for
convenience.
Press And Release
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To operate the flashlight, press the switch once for high, To install the Cargo Cover, insert either end of the cover
into one of the two notches located in the rear trim
twice for low, and a third time to return to off.
panels. With one of the cover ends installed, push inward
on the opposite end and install it into the same notch
location of the rear trim panel.
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Three-Press Switch
Cargo Cover
The cargo area trim panels include two notches for
mounting the available tonneau cover that accommodates the reclining rear seat.
Rear Trim Notches
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Using the handle, pull the cover toward you and guide
the rear cover posts into the guides located on both sides
of the rear trim panel.
Cargo Cover Guides
WARNING!
In an accident a cargo cover loose in the vehicle could
cause injury. It could fly around in a sudden stop and
strike someone in the vehicle. Do not store the cargo
cover on the cargo floor or in the passenger compartment. Remove the cover from the vehicle when taken
from its mounting. Do not store in the vehicle.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Removable Load Floor
The cargo area contains a removable load floor.
Rear Cargo Area
Cargo Tie-Down Loops
There are two D-rings installed in the cargo area for
securing cargo.
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WARNING!
• Cargo tie-down loops are not safe anchors for a
child seat tether strap. In a sudden stop or collision
a loop could pull loose and allow the child seat to
come loose. A child could be badly injured. Use
only the anchors provided for child seat tethers.
• The weight and position of cargo and passengers
can change the vehicle center of gravity and vehicle handling. To avoid loss of control resulting
in personal injury, follow these guidelines for
loading your vehicle:
• Always place cargo evenly on the cargo floor. Put
heavier objects as low and as far forward as
possible.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear
axle. Too much weight or improperly placed
weight over or behind the rear axle can cause the
rear of the vehicle to sway.
• Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the top of
the seatback. This could impair visibility or become a dangerous projectile in a sudden stop or
collision.
• To help protect against personal injury, passengers
should not be seated in the rear cargo area. The
rear cargo space is intended for load carrying
purposes only, not for passengers, who should sit
in seats and use seat belts.
Fold Down Speakers — If Equipped
When the liftgate is open, the speakers can swing down
off the trim panel to face rearward, for tailgating and
other activities.
Fold-Down Speakers
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REAR WINDOW FEATURES
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Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the
first detent position for rear wiper operationa.
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
The rear wiper/washer is controlled by a rotary switch NOTE: The rear wiper operates in an intermittent mode
located on the center portion of the control lever. The only.
control lever is located on the right side of the steering
Rotate the center portion of the lever past the first
column.
detent to activate the rear washer. The washer
pump will continue to operate as long as the switch
is held. Upon release, the wipers will cycle two times
before returning to the set position.
If the rear wiper is operating when the ignition is turned
OFF, the wiper will automatically return to the “park”
position if power accessory delay is active. Power accessory delay can be cancelled by opening the door, if this
happens the rear wiper will stop at its current position
and will not go to “park”.
Rear Wiper/Washer Control
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Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located on the
bottom right-side of the blower control knob.
Press this button to turn on the rear window defroster
and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped). An indicator in the button will illuminate when the rear window
defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically
turns off after approximately 10 minutes. For an additional five minutes of operation, press the button a
second time.
NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear
window defroster only when the engine is operating.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to
the heating elements. Labels can be peeled off
after soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CONTENTS
䡵 Instrument Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
▫ Average Fuel Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
䡵 Instrument Cluster – Base
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
▫ Distance To Empty (DTE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
䡵 Instrument Cluster – Premium . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
▫ Elapsed Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
䡵 Instrument Cluster Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . 192
▫ Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
䡵 Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
▫ Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
▫ Oil Change Required — If Equipped . . . . . . 208
䡵 Media Center 230 (REQ) — AM/FM Stereo
Radio And 6–Disc CD/DVD Changer
(MP3/WMA AUX Jack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
▫ EVIC Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
▫ Compass/Temperature/Audio . . . . . . . . . . . 210
▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode . . . . . . 217
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▫ Operation Instructions - (Disc Mode For CD
And MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-Video) . . . 225
▫ Clock Setting Procedure —
RER/REN Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
▫ Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files . . . . . . . 227
䡵 Media Center 130 (RES) — AM/FM Stereo
Radio With CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack). . . . . . . 237
▫ List Button (Disc Mode For
MP3/WMA Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 237
▫ Info Button (Disc Mode For MP3/WMA
Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
䡵 Media Center 730N/430 (RER/REN/RBZ) —
AM/FM Stereo Radio And CD/DVD/HDD/
NAV — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
▫ Operating Instructions — Voice Command
System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
▫ Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ Phone
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
▫ Clock Setting Procedure — RBZ Radio . . . . . 233
▫ Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode . . . . 245
䡵 Media Center 130 (RES/RSC) — AM/FM
Stereo Radio With CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack)
And Sirius Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 246
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 254 䡵 Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If
Equipped (REN/REQ/RER/RES/REU/RBZ
▫ List Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 257
Radios Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Info Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 257
▫ System Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If
▫ Electronic Serial Number/Sirius
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Identification Number (ESN/SID) . . . . . . . .
䡵 Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) 0.5 — If
▫ Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite)
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Connecting The iPod威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
▫ Satellite Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Using This Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
▫ Reception Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Controlling The iPod威 Using
▫ Operating Instructions — Uconnect™
Radio Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Multimedia (Satellite) Mode . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Play Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
▫ Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ Phone
▫ List Or Browse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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▫ Operating Instructions — Video
Entertainment System (VES)™
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
䡵 Remote Sound System Controls —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
䡵 CD/DVD Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
䡵 Radio Operation And Cellular Phones . . . . . . . 275
䡵 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
▫ Manual Heating And Air Conditioning . . . . . 276
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
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1 — Air Outlet
2 — Instrument Cluster
3 — Radio
4 — Passenger Airbag
5 — Lower Glove Compartment/Beverage
Cooler – If Equipped
6 — Climate Controls
7 — Heated Seat Switches – If Equipped
8 — Hazard Warning Flasher
9 — ESC OFF Switch – If Equipped
10 — Storage Bins
11 — Power Outlet
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER – BASE
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER – PREMIUM
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
1. Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If temperature gauge reads “H”
pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with
the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops
back into the normal range. If the pointer remains on
the “H” and you hear continuous chimes, turn the
engine off immediately, and call an authorized dealership for service.
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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 dealership for service if your vehicle overheats. If you
decide to look under the hood yourself, see “Maintaining Your Vehicle”. Follow the warnings under the
Cooling System Pressure Cap paragraph.
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4. Speedometer
The Speedometer shows the vehicle speed in miles per
hour and/or kilometers per hour (mph/kph).
5. Low Fuel Light
When the fuel level reaches approximately 2.0 gal
(7.8 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
fuel is added.
6. Charging System Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. The light should come on when the
2. Fuel Door Reminder
This indicates that the fuel filler door is located ignition switch is first turned ON and remain on briefly
as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on while
on the left side of the vehicle.
driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential
electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If
the charging system light remains on, it means that the
3. Fuel Gauge
When the ignition switch is in the ON position, the vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging
pointer will show the level of fuel remaining in the fuel system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authorized dealer.
tank.
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If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting and the chime will sound. Refer to “Occupant Restraints”
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
further information.
7. Airbag Warning Light
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds 9. Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
light should turn on momentarily when the engine
turned ON. If the light is either not on during
starting, stays on, or turns on while driving, is started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
then have the system inspected at an authorized dealer as vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A
soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in chime will sound for four minutes when this light turns
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for on.
further information.
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
This light does not indicate how much oil is in the engine.
8. Seat Belt Reminder Light
When the ignition switch is first turned ON, this The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
light will turn on for five to eight seconds as a bulb
10. Engine Temperature Warning Light
check. During the bulb check, if the driver’s seat
This light warns of an overheated engine condibelt is unbuckled, a chime will sound. After the bulb
tion. As temperatures rise and the gauge apcheck or when driving, if the driver’s seat belt remains
proaches H , this indicator will illuminate and a
unbuckled, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will illuminate
single chime will sound after reaching a set threshold.
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Further overheating will cause the temperature gauge to
pass H , the indicator will continuously flash and a
continuous chime will occur until the engine is allowed
to cool.
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If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the
Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.
In this case, the light will remain on until the condition
has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake
booster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake
and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop.
If the light turns on 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 and call for
service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
Do In Emergencies” for further information.
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
11. Brake Warning Light
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
This light monitors various brake functions,
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
including brake fluid level and parking brake
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
application. If the brake light turns on, it may
dropped below a specified level.
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
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NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
the brake fluid level checked.
Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
ON position. The light should illuminate for approximately two seconds. The light should then turn off unless
the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is detected.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necesIf the light does not illuminate, have the light inspected
sary.
by an authorized dealer.
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
an accident. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON position.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
12. Tachometer
The white area of the scale shows the permissible engine
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
revolutions-per-minute (RPM x 1000) for each gear range.
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
Before reaching the red area, ease up on the accelerator to
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
prevent engine damage.
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
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the repair/service, so that you can be sure that it is
13. Shift Lever Indicator
The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the properly reset, or that the door jamb sticker is accurate if
instrument cluster. It displays the gear position of the the odometer must be reset at zero.
automatic transmission.
Vehicle Odometer Messages
14. Odometer / Trip Odometer Display Area
When the appropriate conditions exist, the following
This display indicates the total distance the vehicle has odometer messages will display:
been driven.
NOTE: U.S. Federal regulations require that upon trans- door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Door Ajar
fer of vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the pur- gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gate Ajar
chaser the correct mileage that the vehicle has been gASCAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Cap Fault
driven. If your odometer needs to be repaired or serviced, LoW TirE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Tire Pressure
the repair technician should leave the odometer reading noFUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuse Fault
the same as it was before the repair or service. If s/he CHAngE OIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oil Change Required
cannot do so, then the odometer must be set at zero, and HOTOIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Engine Oil Temp Too Hot
a sticker must be placed in the door jamb stating what the NOTE: If the vehicle is equipped with the optional
mileage was before the repair or service. It is a good idea Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) in the infor you to make a record of the odometer reading before strument cluster, all warnings including “door” and
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“gATE” and “Oil Change Required” will only be displayed in the EVIC display. For additional information,
refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) —
If Equipped”.
gASCAP
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
“gASCAP” message will display in the odometer display
area. Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the
TRIP ODOMETER button to turn off the message. If the
problem continues, the message will appear the next time
the vehicle is started.
HOTOIL
When this message is displayed there is a engine overtemperature condition. When this condition occurs, the
“HOTOIL” message will be displayed in the odometer
along with a chime.
Refer to “Engine Oil Overheating” under in “What To Do
In Emergencies”.
noFUSE
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the
Ignition Off Draw (IOD) fuse is improperly installed, or
damaged, a “noFUSE” message will display in the odometer display area. For further information on fuses and
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap fuse locations refer to “Fuses” in “Maintaining Your
may also turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL). Vehicle”.
CHAngE OIL
LoW TirE
When tire pressure is low, the odometer display will Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
toggle between LoW and TirE for three cycles.
indicator system. The “CHAngE OIL” message will flash
in the instrument cluster odometer for approximately
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12 seconds after a single chime has sounded to indicate
the next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil
change indicator system is duty cycle based, which
means the engine oil change interval may fluctuate
dependent upon your personal driving style.
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NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
15. Cruise Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator shows that the Speed Control
system is ON.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
16. Trip/Odometer Display Reset Button
position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and
Press this button to change the display from odometer to
release the Trip Odometer button on the instrument
either of the two trip odometer settings. Trip A or Trip B
cluster. To reset the oil change indicator system (after
will appear when in the trip odometer mode. Push in and
performing the scheduled maintenance), refer to the
hold the button for two seconds to reset the trip odometer
following procedure:
to 0 miles (0 km). The odometer must be in Trip mode to
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Do not reset.
start the engine.
17. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three
This light informs you of a problem with the
times within 10 seconds.
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If a
problem is detected, the light will come on
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
while the engine is running. Cycle the ignition
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key when the vehicle has completely stopped and the
shift lever is placed in the NEUTRAL 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 dealer for service as soon as possible. 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. The light will come on
when the ignition is first turned ON and remain on
briefly as a bulb check. If the light does not come on
during starting, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
18. Position Light Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the park
lights or headlights are turned on.
19. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator
Light — If Equipped
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Control system (ESC) has been turned off by the
driver.
20. Turn Signal Indicators
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn signal
when the turn signal lever is operated.
If the vehicle electronics sense that the vehicle has
traveled about 1 mile (1.6 km) with the turn signals on, a
continuous chime will sound to alert you to turn the
signals off. If either indicator flashes at a rapid rate, check
for a defective outside light bulb.
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NOTE:
21. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
This light will flash at a fast rate for approxi- • The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” come on momately 16 seconds, when the vehicle security
mentarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly
until the vehicle is disarmed.
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
22. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
that caused the ESC activation.
position. It should go out with the engine
running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator 23. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog
Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
lights are on.
malfunction has been detected in the ESC system. If this
light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the
24. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
vehicle has been driven several miles (kilometers) at
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your authoshould be checked monthly, when cold and
rized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
diagnosed and corrected.
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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.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
low tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the
system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then remain continuously
illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation of replacement or
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
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tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the 25. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
an onboard diagnostic system, called OBD, that
to continue to function properly.
monitors engine and automatic transmission conCAUTION!
trol systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in
the ON position, before engine start. If the bulb does not
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
come on when turning the key from OFF to ON, have the
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
condition checked promptly.
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system opera- Certain conditions such as a loose or missing gas cap,
tion or sensor damage may result when using re- poor fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the MIL after
placement equipment that is not of the same size, engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can, or most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a not require towing.
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
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CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
damage to the engine control system. It also could
affect fuel economy and drivability. If the MIL is
flashing, severe catalytic converter damage and
power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is
required.
WARNING!
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced
above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal
operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you
drive slowly or park over flammable substances such
as dry plants or wood or cardboard, etc. This could
result in death or serious injury to the driver, occupants or others.
26. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position and may
stay on for as long as four seconds.
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
Ignition switch is turned to the ON position, have the
light inspected by an authorized dealer.
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27. Transmission Temperature Warning Light — If
WARNING!
Equipped
During sustained high speed driving on hot Continued operation with the Transmission Temdays, the automatic transmission oil may be- perature Warning Light illuminated could cause the
come too hot. If this happens, the Transmission fluid to boil over, come in contact with hot engine or
Temperature Warning Light will come on and exhaust components causing a fire that may result in
the vehicle will slow slightly until the automatic trans- personal injury.
mission cools down enough to allow a return to the
requested speed. If the high speed is maintained, the 28. High Beam Indicator
overheating will reoccur as before in a cyclic fashion.
This indicator shows that the high beam headlights are on. Push the multifunction lever forward
CAUTION!
to switch the headlights to high beam, and pull toward
yourself (normal position) to return to low beam.
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause 29. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Display — If Equipped
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
When the appropriate conditions exist, this display
shows the EVIC messages.
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Refer to the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
for further information.
30. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Display Button — If Equipped
Press the left EVIC button to scroll through sub-menus.
Press and hold the reset button for approximately two
seconds, to reset the display shown.
Refer to the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
for further information.
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC) — If Equipped
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) fea- The EVIC consists of the following:
tures a driver-interactive display that is located in the
• System Status
instrument cluster.
• Vehicle information warning message displays
• Personal settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
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• Compass heading
• Right Rear Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime)
• Outside temperature display
• RKE Battery Low (with a single chime)
• Trip computer functions
• Personal Settings Not Available – vehicle not in park
(automatic transmission) or vehicle is in motion
(manual transmission).
• Uconnect™ Phone displays — If equipped
• Audio mode display
• Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
• Left/Right Front Door Ajar (one or more, with a single
chime if speed is above 1 mph/1 km/h)
When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays • Left/Right Rear Door Ajar (one or more, with a single
the following messages.
chime if speed is above 1 mph/1 km/h)
• Turn Signal On (with a continuous warning chime • Door(s) Ajar (with a single chime if vehicle is in
after 1 mile (1.6 km) of distance travelled)
motion)
• Left Front Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime) • Gate Ajar (with a single chime)
• Left Rear Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime) • Headlamps or Park Lamps On
• Right Front Turn Signal Light Out (with a single • Key In Ignition
chime)
• Check TPM System
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• Oil Change Required
Oil Change Required — If Equipped
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Change Oil” message will flash in
the instrument cluster odometer for approximately 5 seconds after a single chime has sounded to indicate the next
scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon
your personal driving style.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and
release the Trip Odometer button on the instrument
cluster. To reset the oil change indicator system (after
performing the scheduled maintenance), refer to the
following procedure.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (do not
start the engine).
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three times
within 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
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• Distance To Empty (DTE)
EVIC Functions
• Elapsed Time
• Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
• Personal Settings
EVIC Button
Press the EVIC button until one of the following functions are displayed on the EVIC:
• Compass/Temperature/Audio
• Average Fuel Economy
To Reset The Display
Pressing and holding the EVIC button once will clear the
function currently being displayed. Reset will only occur
if a resettable function is 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).
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Compass/Temperature/Audio
Distance To Empty (DTE)
Shows the estimated distance that can be travelled with
Press and release the EVIC button to display one of eight
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is
compass headings to indicate the direction the vehicle is
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous
facing, the outside temperature, and the current radio
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
station.
tank level. This is not resettable.
For additional information regarding the compass, refer
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle
to
“Personal
Settings
(Customer-Programmable
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of
Features)”.
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
Average Fuel Economy
When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset.
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change
When the fuel economy is reset, the display will read
to a text display of ⬙LOW FUEL⬙. This display will
“RESET” or show dashes for two seconds. Then, the
continue until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a
history information will be erased, and the averaging will
significant amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the
continue from the last fuel reading before the reset.
⬙LOW FUEL⬙ text and a new DTE value will be displayed, based on the current values in the DTE calculation and the current fuel tank level.
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Elapsed Time
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset
when the ignition switch is in the ACC position. Elapsed
time will increment when the ignition switch is in the ON
or START position.
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Language
When in this display you may select different languages
for all display nomenclature, including the trip functions.
Pressing the EVIC button while in this display selects
English, Espanol, or Francais depending on availability.
As you continue, the displayed information will be
shown in the selected language.
Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
Refer to “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)” in
“Starting and Operating” for further information.
NOTE: Uconnect™ language will not change using the
EVIC. Please refer to “Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped”
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for
Features)
further information.
This allows the driver to set and recall features when the
transmission is in PARK (automatic transmission) or the Lock Doors Automatically at 15 MPH (24 km/h)
When ON is selected, all doors lock automatically when
vehicle is stopped (manual transmission).
the speed of the vehicle reaches 15 mph (24 km/h). Press
Press and release the EVIC button until “Personal Setand hold the EVIC button when in this display until
tings” is displayed in the EVIC.
“ON” or “OFF” appears to make your selection.
Use the EVIC button to display one of the following
choices:
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Auto Unlock On Exit
When ON is selected all the vehicle’s doors will unlock
when the driver’s door is opened if the vehicle is stopped
(manual transmission) or the vehicle is stopped and the
transmission is in PARK or NEUTRAL position (automatic transmission). Press and hold the EVIC button
when in this display until “ON” or “OFF” appears to
make your selection.
Remote Unlock Driver’s Door 1st
When Driver’s Door 1st is selected only the driver’s door
will unlock on the first press of the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button and require a second
press to unlock the remaining locked doors. When Remote Unlock All Doors is selected, all of the doors will
unlock at the first press of the RKE transmitter UNLOCK
button. Press and hold the EVIC button when in this
display until “Driver’s Door 1st” or “All Doors” appears
to make your selection.
Sound Horn with Remote Key Lock
When ON is selected, a short horn sound will occur when
the RKE transmitter LOCK button is pressed. This feature
may be selected with or without the Flash Lights with
Remote Key Lock feature. Press and hold the EVIC
button when in this display until “ON” or “OFF” appears
to make your selection.
Flash Lights with Remote Key Lock
When ON is selected, the front and rear turn signals will
flash when the doors are locked or unlocked using the
RKE transmitter. This feature may be selected with or
without the sound horn on lock feature selected. Press
and hold the EVIC button when in this display until
“ON” or “OFF” appears to make your selection.
Delay Turning Headlights Off
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
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when exiting the vehicle. Press and hold the EVIC button Confirmation of Voice Commands — If Equipped
when in this display until 0, 30, 60, or 90 appears to make When ON is selected all voice commands from the
Uconnect™ system are confirmed. Press and hold the
your selection.
EVIC button when in this display until “ON” or “OFF”
Delay Power Off to Accessories Until Exit
appears to make your selection.
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect™ Phone, power sunroof, and Illuminated Approach
power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes When this feature is selected the headlights will activate
after the ignition switch has been turned off. Opening a and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are
vehicle door will cancel this feature. Press and hold the unlocked using the RKE transmitter. Press and hold the
EVIC button when in this display until “OFF”, “45 sec.”, EVIC button when in this display until “OFF”, “30 sec.”,
“60 sec.”, or “90 sec.” appears to make your selection.
“5 min.”, or “10 min.” appears to make your selection.
Turn Headlights on with Remote Key Unlock
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are
unlocked using the RKE transmitter. Press and hold the
EVIC button when in this display until “OFF”, “30 sec.”,
“60 sec.”, or “90 sec.” appears to make your selection.
Hill Start Assist (HSA) — If Equipped
When on is selected, the HSA system is active. Refer to
“Electronic Brake Control System” in “Starting And
Operating” for system function and operating information. To make your selection, press and release the EVIC
button until “On” or “Off” appears.
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Display Units In
Compass Variance
The EVIC, odometer, and Uconnect™ gps system units Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
can be changed between English and Metric.
North and Geographic North. To ensure compass accuracy, the compass variance should be properly set accordPress and hold the EVIC button when in this display until
ing to the variance map for the zone where the vehicle
“ENGLISH” or “METRIC” appears to make your
will be driven. When properly set, the compass will
selection.
automatically account for this difference.
Automatic Compass Calibration
NOTE: Magnetic and battery powered devices, (such as
When the vehicle is new, the compass may appear erratic
cell phones, iPod’s, radar detectors, PDA’s and laptops)
and the EVIC will display “CAL” until the compass is
should be kept away from the top of the instrument
calibrated. You may also calibrate the compass by companel. This is where the compass module is located and
pleting one or more 360 degree turns (in an area free from
such devices may interfere and cause false compass
large metal or metallic objects) until the “CAL” message
readings.
displayed in the EVIC turns off. The compass will now
function normally.
NOTE: A good calibration requires a level surface and
an environment free from large metallic objects such as
buildings, bridges, underground cables, railroad tracks,
etc
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press and release (less than one second) the EVIC button
several times until “Compass Variance” is highlighted.
The “Compass Variance” message and the current variance zone number will be displayed. To change the zone,
press and hold (longer than two seconds) the EVIC
button to increment the variance one step. Repeat as
necessary, with individual long (for at least one second)
EVIC button presses for each increment, until the desired
variance is achieved. To exit the Variance Programming,
press the EVIC button with a short (less than one second)
button press.
NOTE: The factory default Zone is 8. During programming, the Zone value will wrap around from Zone 15 to
To Set the Variance: with the ignition in the ON position,
Zone 1.
with a short button press (less than one second) press and
release the EVIC button several times until you have
displayed
the
“Personal
Settings
(CustomerProgrammable Features)” menu. Once in the “Personal
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” menu,
Compass Variance Map
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Manual Compass Calibration
If the compass appears erratic or inaccurate, and the
variance has been properly set, you may wish to manually recalibrate the compass. To manually calibrate the
compass:
4. Using a long button press (more than one second)
press the EVIC button, this will place the Compass in
calibration mode. The CAL indicator will come on continuously in the EVIC display to indicate that the compass is now in the calibration mode, and that the vehicle
can now be driven to calibrate.
1. Start the engine and leave the transmission in the
5. To complete the compass calibration, drive the vehicle
PARK position.
in one or more complete 360–degree circle under 5 mph
2. Using a quick button press (less than one second),
(8 km/h) in an area free from power lines and large
press and release the EVIC button several times until the
metallic objects, until the “CAL” indicator turns off. The
EVIC displays the “Personal Settings (Customercompass will now function normally.
Programmable Features)” menu.
NOTE: A short EVIC button press from the ⬙Calibrate
3. Once in the “Personal Settings (CustomerCompass (Yes)⬙ screen will exit the EVIC CustomerProgrammable Features)” menu, press and release (less
Programmable Features, and return it to its normal
than one second) the EVIC button several times until
operating mode.
“Calibrate Compass (Yes)” is displayed.
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MEDIA CENTER 230 (REQ) — AM/FM STEREO
RADIO AND 6–DISC CD/DVD CHANGER
(MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
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Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
side of the radio faceplate.
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Press the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned ON, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
Media Center 230 (REQ)
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SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
SCAN Button
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next listenable station in AM, FM or Satellite (if
equipped) frequencies, pausing for five seconds at each
listenable station before continuing to the next. To stop
the search, press the SCAN button a second time.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
Uconnect” message will display on the radio screen.
Phone Button Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
Uconnect” message will display on the radio screen.
TIME Button
Press the TIME button to alternate locations of the time
and frequency display.
Voice Command Button Uconnect™ Phone — If
Clock Setting Procedure
Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
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2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/ RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
SCROLL control knob.
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in AM, FM
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
or Satellite (if equipped) frequencies.
will begin to blink.
TUNE Control
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
knob to save the time change.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
and selecting the “SET HOME CLOCK” entry. Once in the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
this display follow the above procedure, starting at
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
step 2.
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
INFO Button
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call mid-range tones.
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
treble tones.
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
Music Type information.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/ format types:
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
16-Digit Character
Program Type
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Display
No program type or unPush the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
None
defined
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
Adult Hits
Adlt Hit
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
Classical
Classicl
the front and rear speakers.
Classic Rock
Cls Rock
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
College
College
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
Country
Country
MUSIC TYPE Button
Foreign Language
Language
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
Information
Inform
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
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Program Type
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
16-Digit Character
Display
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R & B
Sports
Talk
Program Type
Top 40
Weather
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16-Digit Character
Display
Top 40
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
mode.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between
the following items:
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NOTE: Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll
through the entries. Push the AUDIO/SELECT button to
select an entry and make changes.
• Audio Stream – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will
switch to different audio languages (if supported on
the disc) (if equipped).
• DVD Enter - When the disc is in DVD Menu mode,
selecting DVD Enter will allow you to play the current
highlighted selection. Use the remote control to scroll
up and down the menu (if equipped).
• Angle – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will change
the viewing angle if supported by the DVD disc (if
equipped).
NOTE:
• DISC Play/Pause - You can toggle between • The available selections for each of the above entries
playing the DVD and pausing the DVD by
varies depending upon the disc.
pushing the SELECT button (if equipped).
• These selections can only be made while playing a
DVD.
• DVD Play Options - Selecting the DVD Play Options
• VES™ Power - Allows you to turn VES™ ON and
will display the following:
OFF (if equipped).
• Subtitle – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will switch
subtitles to different subtitle languages that are • VES™ Lock - Locks out rear VES™ remote controls (if
equipped).
available on the disc (if equipped).
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• VES™ CH1/CH2 - Allows the user to change the Enter the four-digit country code using the TUNE/
mode of either the IR1 or IR2 wireless headphones by SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down to select the
number and then push to select.
pressing the AUDIO/SELECT button (if equipped).
• Set Home Clock - Pressing the SELECT button allows
you to set the clock. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to adjust the hours and then press and turn the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob to adjust the minutes.
Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to save
changes.
Audio Language — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to choose a default audio
language (effective only if the language is supported by
the disc). You can select a language not listed by scrolling
down and selecting ⬙other.⬙ Enter the country code using
the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down
to select the number and then push to select.
• Player Defaults - Selecting this item will allow the
user to scroll through the following items and set Subtitle Language — If Equipped
defaults according to customer preference.
Selecting this item allows you to choose a default subtitle
language (effective only if the language is supported by
Menu Language — If Equipped
the disc). You can select a language not listed by scrolling
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose the
down and selecting ⬙other.⬙ Enter the country code using
default startup DVD menu language (effective only if
the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down
language supported by disc). If you want to select a
to select the number and then push to select.
language not listed, then scroll down and select ⬙other.⬙
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NOTE: The user will have to set these defaults before
Subtitles — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to choose between subtitle loading a disc. If changes are made to these settings after
a disc is loaded, changes will not be effective. Also, the
Off or On.
defaults are effective only if the disc supports the
Audio DRC — If Equipped
customer-preferred settings.
Selecting this item allows you to limit maximum audio
dynamic range. The default is set to ⬙High,⬙ and under AM and FM Buttons
this setting, dialogues will play at 11 db higher than if the Press the buttons to select AM or FM mode.
setting is ⬙Normal.⬙
SET Button — To Set the Pushbutton Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
Aspect Ratio — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to choose between wide commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
screen, pan scan, and letter box.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this station
AutoPlay — If Equipped
and press and release that button. If a button is not
When this is set to On and a DVD video is inserted, it will
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET butbypass the DVD menu screen and automatically play the
ton, the station will continue to play but will not be
movie. In some rare cases, the DVD player may not
stored into pushbutton memory.
auto-play the main title. In such cases, use the MENU
button on the remote control to select desired title to play.
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You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2 in
both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM, 12 FM,
and 12 Satellite (if equipped) stations to be stored into
pushbutton memory. The stations stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
twice.
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and
MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
The radio DVD player and many DVD discs are coded by
geographic region. These region codes must match in
order for the disc to play. If the region code for the DVD
disc does not match the region code for the radio DVD
player, it will not play the disc. Customers may take their
vehicle to an authorized dealer to change the region code
of the player a maximum of five times.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
CAUTION!
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
commit to pushbutton memory {12 AM, 12 FM, and 12
Satellite (if equipped) stations}.
DISC Button
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
The radio may shut down during extremely hot
conditions. When this occurs, the radio will indicate
“Disc Hot” and shut off until a safe temperature is
reached. This shutdown is necessary to protect the
optics of the DVD player and other radio internal
components.
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NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC Eject Button — Ejecting Compact Disc(s)
Press the EJECT button and the pushbutton
position to operate the radio.
with the corresponding number (1-6) where the
LOAD Button — Loading Compact Disc(s)
CD was loaded and the disc will unload and
Press the LOAD button and the pushbutton with the
move to the entrance for easy removal. Radio
corresponding number (1-6) where the CD is being
display will show ⬙EJECTING DISC⬙ when the disc is
loaded. The radio will display PLEASE WAIT and
being ejected and prompt the user to remove the disc.
prompt when to INSERT DISC. After the radio displays
⬙INSERT DISC,⬙ insert the CD into the player.
Press and hold the EJECT button for five seconds and all
CDs will be ejected from the radio.
Radio display will show ⬙LOADING DISC⬙ when the disc
is loading and “READING DISC” when the radio is The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
reading the disc.
SEEK Button (CD MODE)
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CAUTION!
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs only. of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
The use of other sized discs may damage the CD previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
player mechanism.
button will allow you to scroll through the tracks faster in
CD and MP3/MWA modes.
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SCAN Button (CD MODE)
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
Press the SCAN button to scan through each track on the The radio can play MP3/WMA files; however, acceptable
CD currently playing.
MP3/WMA file recording media and formats are limited.
When writing MP3/WMA files, pay attention to the
TIME Button (CD MODE)
following restrictions.
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display. Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3/WMA file recording media supported by the
RW/FF (CD MODE)
radio are CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3,WMA, DVD Video,
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and CDDA+MP3.
begin to fast forward until FF is released, or RW or
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Rewind) button Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
works in a similar manner.
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
AM or FM Button (CD MODE)
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
Switches the radio into the AM or FM radio mode.
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
files properly and may be unable to play the file normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
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The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
• Maximum number of directory levels: 8
• Maximum number of files: 255
If a disc contains multi-formats, such as CD audio and
MP3/WMA tracks, the radio will only play the MP3/
WMA tracks on that disc.
Supported MP3/WMA File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3/WMA
extension as MP3/WMA files. Non-MP3/WMA files
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
named with the *.MP3/WMA extension may cause play• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a three- back problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file
character extension)
as an invalid MP3/WMA and will not play the file.
• Maximum number of folders: 100
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a three- When using the MP3/WMA encoder to compress audio
character extension)
data to an MP3/WMA file, the bit rate and sampling
frequencies in the following table are supported. In
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
addition, variable bit rates (VBR) are also supported. The
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
majority of MP3/WMA files use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3/
and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or VBR bit rates.
WMA files). Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep
disc open after writing⬙ are most likely multisession
discs. The use of multisession for CD audio or MP3/
WMA playback may result in longer disc loading times.
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MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
WMA
Specification
WMA
Sampling
Bit Rate (kbps)
Frequency (kHz)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
48, 44.1, 32
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48
160, 128, 144,
24, 22.05, 16
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48
Sampling
Bit Rate (kbps)
Frequency (kHz)
48, 64, 96, 128,
44.1 and 48
160, 192 VBR
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Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
Playback of MP3/WMA Files
When a medium containing MP3/WMA data is loaded,
the radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3/WMA files.
Loading times for playback of MP3/WMA files may be
affected by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for ID3 version 1 tags. ID3 version 2 is not • Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
supported by the radios.
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To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a time⬙ priority mode.
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
before writing to the disc.
more and radio will display song titles for each file.
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which
begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain MP3/WMA player, cassette player, or microphone and
utilize the vehicle’s audio system to amplify the source
playable files).
and play through the vehicle speakers.
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxilINFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
iary device if the AUX jack is connected.
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
device’s volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio
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is not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the RW/FF (Auxiliary Mode)
AUX audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume No function.
down.
SET Button (Auxiliary Mode)
SEEK Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
No function.
Operating Instructions — Voice Command System
SCAN Button (Auxiliary Mode)
(If Equipped)
No function.
For the radio, refer to “Voice Command” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
EJECT Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
For Uconnect™ “Voice Command,” refer to “Uconnect™
Phone” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Vehicle”.
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone (If
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Equipped)
Press the TIME button to change the display from
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The
elapsed playing time to time of day. The time of day will
Features Of Your Vehicle”.
display for five seconds.
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Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
(Satellite Radio) (If Equipped)
Refer to “Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio)”.
intended for home and other limited viewing uses only,
unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
DTS™
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
⬙DTS™⬙ and ⬙DTS™ 2.0⬙ are trademarks of Digital TheSystem (VES)™ (If Equipped)
Refer to separate “Video Entertainment System (VES)™ ater Systems, Inc.
Guide.”
MEDIA CENTER 730N/430 (RER/REN/RBZ) —
Dolby威
AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND CD/DVD/HDD/NAV —
Manufactured under license from Dolby威 Laboratories. IF EQUIPPED
⬙Dolby威⬙ and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
NOTE: The sales code is located on the lower right side
Dolby威 Laboratories.
of the unit’s faceplate.
Macrovision
This product incorporates copyright protection technol- The REN, RER and RBZ radios contain a CD/DVD
ogy that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellec- player, USB port, and a 30-gigabyte hard drive (HDD).
tual property rights. Use of this copyright protection Sirius Satellite Radio is optional. The 6.5 in (16.5 cm)
technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is touch screen allows for easy menu selection.
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The RER radio also contains a Global Positioning System 2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed, the clock
setting menu will appear on the screen.
(GPS)-based Navigation system.
Refer to your Uconnect™ Multimedia REN, RER or RBZ 3. To move the hour forward, touch the screen where the
word “Hour” with the arrow pointing upward is disuser’s manual for detailed operating instructions.
played. To move the hour backward, touch the screen
Operating Instructions — Voice Command
where the word “Hour” with the arrow pointing downSystem — If Equipped
ward is displayed.
Refer to “Voice Command” in the Uconnect™ User
4. To move the minute forward, touch the screen where
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
the word “Min” with the arrow pointing upward is
Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ Phone — If
displayed. To move the minute backward, touch the
Equipped
screen where the word “Min” with the arrow pointing
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User
downward is displayed.
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
5. To save the new time setting, touch the screen where
Clock Setting Procedure — RBZ Radio
the word “Save” is displayed.
To Manually Set the Clock
1. Turn on the radio.
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2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
Changing Daylight Savings Time
When selected, this feature will display the time of day in clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
daylight savings time. Proceed as follows to change the
3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
current setting:
the box next to the words “Show Time if Radio is Off.”
Touch the screen where the words “Show Time if Radio is
1. Turn on the radio.
Off” are displayed to change the current setting.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
Changing the Time Zone
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in 1. Turn on the radio.
the box next to the words “Daylight Savings.” Touch the
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
screen where the words “Daylight Savings” are disclock setting menu will appear on the screen.
played to change the current setting.
3. Touch the screen where the words “Set Time Zone” are
Show Time if Radio is Off
displayed. The time zone selection menu will appear on
When selected, this feature will display the time of day
the screen.
on the touch screen when the radio is turned off. Proceed
as follows to change the current setting:
4. Select a time zone by touching the screen where your
selection appears. If you do not see a time zone that you
1. Turn on the radio.
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want to select, touch the screen where the word “Page” is 4. To move the hour forward, touch the screen where the
word “Hour” with the arrow pointing upward is disdisplayed to view additional time zones in the menu.
played. To move the hour backward, touch the screen
5. Touch the screen where the word “Save” is displayed.
where the word “Hour” with the arrow pointing downward is displayed.
Clock Setting Procedure — RER/REN Radio
Uconnect威 gps — RER Only
The GPS receiver used in this system is synchronized to
the time data being transmitted by the GPS satellite. The
satellite clock is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). This is the
worldwide standard for time. This makes the system’s
clock very accurate once the appropriate time zone and
daylight savings information is set.
To Manually Set the Clock — RER/REN
1. Turn on the radio.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed.
3. Touch the screen where “User Clock” is displayed, the
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
5. To move the minute forward, touch the screen where
the word “Min” with the arrow pointing upward is
displayed. To move the minute backward, touch the
screen where the word “Min” with the arrow pointing
downward is displayed.
6. To save the new time setting, touch the screen where
the word “Save” is displayed.
Changing Daylight Savings Time
When selected, this feature will display the time of day in
daylight savings time. Proceed as follows to change the
current setting:
1. Turn on the radio.
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2. Touch the screen where “User Clock” is displayed, the
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
Touch the screen where the words “Show Time if Radio is
Off” are displayed to change the current setting.
3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in Changing the Time Zone
the box next to the words “Daylight Savings.” Touch the
1. Turn on the radio.
screen where the words “Daylight Savings” are dis2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed.
played to change the current setting.
Show Time if Radio is Off
3. Touch the screen where “User Clock” is displayed, the
When selected, this feature will display the time of day clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
on the touch screen when the radio is turned off. Proceed
4. Touch the screen where the words “Set Time Zone” are
as follows to change the current setting:
displayed. The time zone selection menu will appear on
1. Turn on the radio.
the screen.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed.
3. Touch the screen where “User Clock” is displayed, the
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
5. Select a time zone by touching the screen where your
selection appears. If you do not see a time zone that you
want to select, touch the screen where the word “Page” is
displayed to view additional time zones in the menu.
4. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
6. Touch the screen where the word “Save” is displayed.
the box next to the words “Show Time if Radio is Off.”
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MEDIA CENTER 130 (RES) — AM/FM STEREO
RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
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Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right position to operate the radio.
side of the radio faceplate.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction, without stopping. Turning
the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume, and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
Media Center 130 (RES)
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
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to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio 4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
will remain tuned to the new station until you make SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control
another selection. Holding either button will bypass knob to save time change.
stations without stopping, until you release it.
5. To exit, press any button/knob, or wait five seconds.
TIME Button
RW/FF
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
and radio frequency.
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
Clock Setting Procedure
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
AM or FM frequencies.
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
TUNE Control
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
SCROLL control knob.
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
will begin to blink.
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
AM/FM Button
mid-range tones.
Press the buttons to select either AM or FM mode.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
Memory
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
treble tones.
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/ window. Select the button (1 to 6) you wish to lock onto
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the this station and press and release that button. If a button
is not selected within five seconds after pressing the
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
SET/RND button, the station will continue to play but
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
will not be stored into pushbutton memory.
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the front and rear speakers.
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
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SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory. MP3 Audio Play
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
NOTE:
pressing the pushbutton twice.
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
stations).
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
DISC Button
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
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241
If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
CAUTION!
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
• This CD player will accept 4-3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
CD player mechanism.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
away and jam the player mechanism.
• RES is a single CD player. Do not attempt to insert SEEK Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
a second CD if one is already loaded.
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
can cause damage to the player.
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the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
CD and MP3 modes.
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
TIME Button
change of pace.
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display. Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
RW/FF
Press and hold the FF (Fast Forward) button and the CD Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
player will begin to fast forward until FF is released, or Play.
RW or another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse)
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
button works in a similar manner.
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
AM/FM Button
file recording media and formats are limited. When
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
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243
exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
display.)
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threefiles properly and may be unable to play the file norcharacter extension)
mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
• Maximum number of files: 255
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
display the file name and folder name, and will assign
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threecharacter extension)
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
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Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rate.
MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
Bit Rate (kbps)
Frequency (kHz)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
48, 44.1, 32
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
MPEG
Specification
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
Bit Rate (kbps)
Frequency (kHz)
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
24, 22.05, 16
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
Playback of MP3 Files
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
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Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected MP3 player, or cassette player, and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
by the following:
vehicle speakers.
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will change the mode to
CD-R media
auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
to load than non-multisession discs
device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
increase with more files and folders
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
time of day will display for five seconds (when ignition is
before writing to the disc.
OFF).
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which
allows the user to plug in a portable device, such as an
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MEDIA CENTER 130 (RES/RSC) — AM/FM
STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX
JACK) AND SIRIUS RADIO
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
side of the radio faceplate.
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
Media Center 130 (RES/RSC)
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
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to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
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Phone Button Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The Features If Your Vehicle”.
Voice Command System (Radio) — If Equipped
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
Refer to “Voice Command” in “Understanding The Fea- available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
tures If Your Vehicle”.
Uconnect” message will display on the radio screen.
Voice Command Button Uconnect™ Phone — If
Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The Features If Your Vehicle”.
TIME Button
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
and radio frequency.
Clock Setting Procedure
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With 2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob.
Uconnect” message will display on the radio screen.
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3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/ INFO Button
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
will begin to blink.
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
knob to save time change.
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button. AM or FM frequencies.
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the
TUNE Control
SETUP button, use the TUNE/SCROLL control to select
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
SET CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure,
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
starting at Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite
radio, press the SETUP button and then follow the above
procedure, starting at Step 2.
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Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
the front and rear speakers.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
MUSIC TYPE Button
mid-range tones.
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
treble tones.
Music Type information.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
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Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
format types:
Program Type
No program type
or undefined
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
16-Digit Character
Display
None
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Program Type
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
16-Digit Character
Display
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
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the minutes using the right side TUNE/SCROLL
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
to save time change.
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
AM/FM Button
mode.
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
Memory
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
SETUP Button
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
the following items:
window. Select the button (1–6) you wish to lock onto this
station and press and release that button. If a button is
• Set Clock — Pressing the SELECT button will allow
not selected within five seconds after pressing the SET/
you to set the clock. Adjust the hours by turning the
RND button, the station will continue to play but will not
TUNE/SCROLL control knob. After adjusting the
be stored into pushbutton memory.
hours, press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to set
the minutes. The minutes will begin to blink. Adjust
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You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory.
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
pressing the pushbutton twice.
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and
MP3 Audio Play
NOTE:
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
button number will display.
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Buttons 1 - 6
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
stations).
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
DISC/AUX Button
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will allow you to switch ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
from AM/FM modes to DISC/AUX mode.
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If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
CAUTION!
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
CD player mechanism.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
away and jam the player mechanism.
• RES is a single CD player. Do not attempt to insert SEEK Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
a second CD if one is already loaded.
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
can cause damage to the player.
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the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
CD and MP3 modes.
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
TIME Button
change of pace.
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display. Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
RW/FF
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will Press the SET/RND button a second time to stop Ranbegin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or dom Play.
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
works in a similar manner.
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
AM/FM Button
file recording media and formats are limited. When
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
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exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
display.)
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threefiles properly and may be unable to play the file norcharacter extension)
mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
• Maximum number of files: 255
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
display the file name and folder name and will assign
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threecharacter extension)
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
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Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rates.
MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
Bit Rate (kbps)
Frequency (kHz)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
48, 44.1, 32
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
MPEG
Specification
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
Bit Rate (kbps)
Frequency (kHz)
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
24, 22.05, 16
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
Playback of MP3 Files
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
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Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain
by the following:
playable files).
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
CD-R media
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
to load than non-multisession discs
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
increase with more files and folders
Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
time⬙ priority mode.
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
before writing to the disc.
more and the radio will display song titles for each file.
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a
folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will
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Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3 player or cassette player and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If
Equipped
Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite
Radio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for chilPressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxildren, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
iary device if the AUX jack is connected.
NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
limited coverage in Alaska.
device’s volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio
is not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the System Activation
AUX audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you
may begin listening immediately to the one year of audio
down.
service that is included with the factory-installed satellite
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welPress this button to change the display to time of day. The
come kit that contains general information, including
time of day will display for five seconds (when the
how to setup your on-line listening account. For further
ignition is OFF).
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information, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474, or Sirius ID number will display. The Sirius ID number
visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com, or at www- display will time out in two minutes. Press any button on
the radio to exit this screen.
.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian residents.
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display. A
Number (ESN/SID)
Please have the following information available when CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
calling:
mode.
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Satellite Antenna
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
Number (ESN/SID).
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause
decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as
To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
bikes should be placed as far rearward as possible, within
ESN/SID Access
the loading design of the rack. Do not place items directly
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC posion or above the antenna.
tion and the radio on, press the SETUP button and scroll
using the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID is
selected. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob and the
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Reception Quality
SEEK Buttons
Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
following reasons:
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
structure or under a physical obstacle.
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the without stopping until you release it.
form of short audio mutes.
SCAN Button
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
cause intermittent reception.
the next channel, pausing for eight seconds before continuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
button a second time.
cause signal blockage.
INFO Button
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display informa(Satellite) Mode
tion between Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if availNOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or able). Also, pressing and holding the INFO button for an
ACC position to operate the radio.
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additional three seconds will make the radio display the Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music
Song Title all of the time (press and hold again to return type.
to normal display).
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons channel with the same selected Music Type name.
causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
direction of the arrows.
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
TUNE Control (Rotary)
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
SETUP Button
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel.
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the
MUSIC TYPE Button
following items:
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
seconds will allow the program format type to be seSirius subscription.
lected.
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SET Button – To Set the Pushbutton Memory
When you are receiving a channel that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET button, the channel will continue to play but will not be
stored into pushbutton memory.
You may add a second channel to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2. This
allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into
pushbutton memory. The channels stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
twice.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone (If
Equipped)
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The
Features If Your Vehicle”.
UNIVERSAL CONSUMER INTERFACE (UCI) 0.5 —
IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: This section is for sales code RES and REQ/
REL/RET radios only with Uconnect™. For sales code
RER, RBZ, REN, REP, REW, RB2 or REZ touch-screen
radio UCI feature, refer to the separate RER, REN, RBZ,
RB2 or REZ User’s Manual. UCI is available only if
equipped as an option with these radios.
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This feature allows an iPod威 to be plugged into the Connecting The iPod姞
vehicle’s sound system through a 16–pin connector, using Use the provided connection cable to connect an iPod威 to
the vehicle’s 16–pin connector port (which is located in
the provided interface cable.
the glove compartment on some vehicles). Once the
UCI supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod威 and
iPod威 is connected and synchronized to the vehicle’s UCI
iPhone威 devices. Some iPod威 software versions may not
system (iPod威 may take a few seconds to connect), the
fully support the UCI features. Please visit Apple’s
iPod威 starts charging and is ready for use by pressing
website for software updates.
radio switches, as described below.
NOTE:
NOTE:
• If the radio has a USB port, connecting an iPod威 to this
• It may be necessary to remove the connector pin
port does not play the media. For playing an iPod威,
protection cap from the 16–pin connector port, prior to
use the separate 16–pin connector port (in the glove
connecting the cable.
compartment on some vehicles).
• If the iPod威 battery is completely discharged, it may
• Connecting an iPod威 to the AUX port located in the
not communicate with the UCI system until a miniradio faceplate, plays media, but does not use the UCI
mum charge is attained. Leaving the iPod威 connected
feature to control the connected device.
to the UCI system may charge it to the required level.
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Using This Feature
Play Mode
By using the provided connection cable to connect an When switched to UCI mode, the iPod威 automatically
iPod威 to the vehicle’s UCI 16–pin connector port:
starts Play mode. In Play mode, use the following buttons
on the radio faceplate to control the iPod威 and display
• The iPod威 audio can be played on the vehicle’s sound
data:
system, providing metadata (artist, track title, album,
• Use the TUNE control knob to select the next or
etc.) information on the radio display.
previous track.
• The iPod威 can be controlled using the radio buttons to
• Turning it clockwise (forward) by one click, while
Play, Browse, and List the iPod威 contents.
playing a track, skips to the next track.
• The iPod威 battery charges when plugged into the UCI
connector (if supported by the specific iPod威 device)
• Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one
click, during the first two seconds of the track, will
Controlling The iPod姞 Using Radio Buttons
jump to the previous track in the list. Turning this
To get into the UCI (iPod威) mode and access a connected
button at any other time in the track, will jump to
iPod威, press the “AUX” button on the radio faceplate.
the beginning of the current track.
Once in the UCI (iPod威) mode, iPod威 audio tracks (if
available from iPod威) start playing over the vehicle’s
audio system.
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• Jump backward in the current track by pressing and • While a track is playing, press the INFO button to see
holding the << RW button. Holding the << RW
the associated metadata (artist, track title, album, etc.)
button long enough will jump to the beginning of
for that track. Pressing the INFO button again jumps
the current track.
to the next screen of data for that track. Once all
screens have been viewed, the last INFO button press
• Jump forward in the current track by pressing and
will go back to the play mode screen on the radio.
holding the FF >> button.
• Pressing the REPEAT button will change the iPod威
• A single press backward << RW or forward FF >> will
mode to repeat the current playing track.
jump backward or forward respectively, for five
• Press the SCAN button to use iPod威 scan mode, which
seconds.
will play the first five seconds of each track in the
• Use the << SEEK and SEEK >> buttons to jump to the
current list and then forward to the next song. To stop
previous or next track. If the << SEEK button is
SCAN mode and start playing the desired track, when
pressed during the first two seconds of the track, it will
it is playing the track, press the SCAN button again.
jump to the previous track in the list; pressing this
During Scan mode, pressing the << SEEK and SEEK
button at any other time in the track, it will jump to the
>> buttons will select the previous and next tracks.
beginning of the track. Pressing the SEEK >> button
during play mode, it will jump to the next track in the
list.
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• RND button (available on sales code RES radio only):
Pressing this button toggles between Shuffle ON and
Shuffle OFF modes for the iPod威. If the RND icon is
showing on the radio display, then the shuffle mode is
ON.
List Or Browse Mode
During Play mode, pressing any of the buttons described
below, will bring up List mode. List mode enables
scrolling through the list of menus and tracks on the
iPod威.
• TUNE control knob: The TUNE control knob functions
in a similar manner as the scroll wheel on the iPod威.
• Turning it clockwise (forward) and counterclockwise (backward) scrolls through the lists, displaying
the track detail on the radio display. Once the track
to be played is highlighted on the radio display,
press the TUNE control knob to select and start
playing the track. Turning the TUNE control knob
fast will scroll through the list faster. During fast
scroll, a slight delay in updating the information on
the radio display may be noticed.
• During all List modes, the iPod威 displays all lists in
“wrap-around” mode. So if the track is at the
bottom of the list, just turn the wheel backwards
(counter-clockwise) to get to the track faster.
• In List mode, the radio PRESET buttons are used as
shortcuts to the following lists on the iPod威.
• Preset 1 – Playlists
• Preset 2 – Artists
• Preset 3 – Albums
• Preset 4 – Genres
• Preset 5 – Audiobooks
• Preset 6 – Podcasts
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• Pressing a PRESET button will display the current
list on the top line and the first item in that list on
the second line.
• To Exit List mode without selecting a track, press the
same PRESET button again to go back to Play
mode.
• LIST button: The LIST button will display the top
level menu of the iPod威. Turn the TUNE control knob
to list the top-menu item to be selected and press the
TUNE control knob. This will display the next submenu list item on the iPod威 then follow the same steps
to go to the desired track in that list. Not all iPod威
sub-menu levels are available on this system.
• MUSIC TYPE button: The MUSIC TYPE button is
another shortcut button to the genre listing on your
iPod威.
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CAUTION!
• Leaving the iPod威 (or any supported device) anywhere in the vehicle in extreme heat or cold can
alter the operation or damage the device. Follow
the device manufacturer’s guidelines.
• Placing items on the iPod威, or connections to the
iPod威 in the vehicle, can cause damage to the
device and/or to the connectors.
WARNING!
Do not plug in or remove the iPod威 while driving.
Failure to follow this warning could result in an
accident.
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Uconnect™ Multimedia (SATELLITE RADIO) — IF
EQUIPPED (REN/REQ/RER/RES/REU/RBZ
RADIOS ONLY)
Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite
Radio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has
limited coverage in Alaska.
System Activation
Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated and you
may begin listening immediately to the one year of audio
service that is included with the factory-installed satellite
radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welcome kit that contains general information, including
how to setup your on-line listening account. For further
information, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474, or
visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com, or at www.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian residents.
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID)
Please have the following information available when
calling:
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID).
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
ESN/SID Access With REQ/RES Radios
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC position and the radio on, press the SETUP button and scroll
using the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID is
selected. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob and the
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Sirius ID number will display. The Sirius ID number Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
display will time out in two minutes. Press any button on Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display. A
CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
the radio to exit this screen.
mode.
ESN/SID Access With REN/RER/RBZ Radios
While in SAT mode, press the MENU button on the radio Satellite Antenna
faceplate.
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
roof around the rooftop antenna location or strap items to
Next, touch the SUBSCRIPTION tab on the touch screen.
the trunk lid around the trunk lid antenna (if equipped).
All the ESNs that apply to your vehicle will display.
Metal objects placed within the line of sight of the
ESN/SID Access With REU Radio
antenna will cause decreased performance. Larger lugWhile in SAT mode, press the MENU button on the radio gage items such as bikes should be placed as far rearward
faceplate.
as possible, within the loading design of the rack. Do not
place items directly on or above the antenna.
Next, turn the knob surrounding the joystick in the center
of the radio to scroll to Subscription, and then press and Reception Quality
release the joystick. All of the ESNs that apply to your Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the
following reasons:
vehicle will display.
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
structure or under a physical obstacle.
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• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the SCAN Button (When Equipped)
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
form of short audio mutes.
the next channel, pausing for eight seconds before con• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
tinuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN
cause intermittent reception.
button a second time.
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
INFO Button — Except REU Radio
cause signal blockage.
Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display informaOperating Instructions — Uconnect™ Multimedia tion between Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if avail(Satellite) Mode
able). Also, pressing and holding the INFO button for an
additional three seconds will make the radio display the
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
song title all of the time (press and hold again to return to
position to operate the radio.
normal display).
SEEK Buttons
INFO Button — REU Radio
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
Pressing the INFO button will display information about
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if available). Pressing
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will
the INFO button again will close the INFO screen.
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
without stopping until you release it.
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By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next
causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the channel with the same selected Music Type name.
direction of the arrows.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
TUNE Control (Rotary)
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise exited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel.
MUSIC TYPE Button — REU Radio
MUSIC TYPE Button — Except REU Radio
Pressing this button provides a Music Type list from
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type which you can make a selection. Once a selection is
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button made, you can seek up or down or scan the channels and
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five the radio will tune to the next station matching the
seconds will allow the program format type to be se- selected format. There is no time-out for this screen.
lected.
Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button again will close the
Music Type screen. Once closed, seek up, seek down, and
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music
scan will no longer be based on your selection.
type.
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the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2. This
allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into
following items:
pushbutton memory. The channels stored in SET 2
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
twice.
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
Sirius subscription.
button number will display.
SET Button – To Set the Pushbutton Memory
When you are receiving a channel that you wish to Buttons 1 - 6
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button. These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window. commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ Phone (If
and press and release that button. If a button is not
Equipped)
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET butRefer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The
ton, the channel will continue to play but will not be
Features Of Your Vehicle”.
stored into pushbutton memory.
You may add a second channel to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
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Operating Instructions — Video Entertainment
System (VES)™ (If Equipped)
Refer to separate “Video Entertainment System (VES)™
Guide.”
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to
access the switches.
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Remote Sound System Controls (Back View Of Steering
Wheel)
The right-hand control is a rocker type switch with a
pushbutton in the center. Pressing the top of the switch
will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom of the
switch will decrease the volume.
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The button located in the center of the right-hand control beginning of the current track or to the beginning of the
previous track, if it is within one second after the current
will switch modes to Radio or CD.
track begins to play.
The left-hand control is a rocker type switch with a
pushbutton in the center. The function of the left-hand If you press the switch up or down twice it plays the
control is different depending on which mode you are in. second track, three times, it will play the third, etc.
The following describes the left-hand control operation in The button in the center of the left-hand switch changes
CD’s on the 6–Disc in-dash CD changer radio. This
each mode.
button does not function for all other radios.
Radio Operation
Press the top of the switch to SEEK up for the next CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
listenable station. Press the bottom of the switch to SEEK To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following
down for the next listenable station.
precautions:
The button located in the center of the left-hand control 1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
will tune to the next preset station that you have pro- surface.
grammed in the radio preset pushbuttons.
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
CD Player
wiping from center to edge.
Press the top of the switch once to go to the next track on
the CD. Press the bottom of the switch once to go to the
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3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratch- RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
Under certain conditions, the cellular phone being on in
ing the disc.
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners,
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
or anti-static sprays.
by relocating the cellular phone antenna. This condition
is not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
does not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become turned down or off during cellular phone operation.
too high.
CLIMATE CONTROLS
NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particu- The Air Conditioning and Heating System is designed to
lar disc, it may be damaged (i.e., scratched, reflective make you comfortable in all types of weather.
coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
good disc before considering disc player service.
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Manual Heating and Air Conditioning
Blower Control
Rotate this control to regulate the
amount of air forced through the ventilation system in any mode. The
blower speed increases as you move
the control to the right from the “O”
(OFF) position. There are four blower
speeds.
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Remote Start, the
climate controls will not function during Remote Start
operation if the blower control is left in the “O” (Off)
position.
The Manual Temperature Controls consist of a series of
outer rotary dials and inner push knobs.
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Temperature Control
Mode Control (Air Direction)
Rotate this control to regulate the temRotate this control to choose from sevperature of the air inside the passenger
eral patterns of air distribution. You
compartment. Rotating the dial left
can select either a primary mode as
into the blue area of the scale indicates
identified by the symbols on the concooler temperatures while rotating
trol, or a blend of two of these modes.
right into the red area indicates
The closer the setting is to a particular
warmer temperatures.
symbol, the more air distribution you
receive from that mode.
NOTE: If your air conditioning performance seems
lower than expected, check the front of the A/C con- Panel
denser located in front of the radiator for an accumulaAir is directed through the outlets in the instrument
tion of dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray
panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct airflow.
from behind the radiator and through the condenser.
NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be
Fabric front fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the
aimed so that they are directed toward the rear seat
condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
passengers for maximum airflow to the rear.
Bi-Level
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
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NOTE: For all settings except full cold or full hot, there Defrost
is a difference in temperature between the upper and
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use this mode with maxilower outlets. The warmer air flows to the floor outlets.
This feature gives improved comfort during sunny but mum blower and temperature settings for best windshield and side window defrosting.
cool conditions.
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a Mix, Defrost, or a blend of these modes, even if the Air
small amount flowing through the defrost and side Conditioning (A/C) button is not pressed. This dehumidifies the air to help dry the windshield. To improve
window demist outlets.
fuel economy, use these modes only when necessary.
Mix
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side Recirculation Control
Pressing the Recirculation Control button will
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
put the system in recirculation mode. This can
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat to
the windshield. This setting is good for maintaining
be used when outside conditions such as
smoke, odors, dust, or high humidity are
comfort while reducing moisture on the windshield.
present. Activating recirculation will cause the LED in the
control button to illuminate.
Floor
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NOTE:
Air Conditioning Control
• Continuous use of the recirculation mode may make
Press this button to engage the Air
the inside air stuffy and window fogging may occur.
Conditioning. A light will illuminate
Extended use of this mode is not recommended.
when the Air Conditioning System is
engaged. Rotating the dial left into the
• The use of the recirculation mode in cold or damp
blue area of the scale indicates cooler
weather will cause windows to fog on the inside,
temperatures while rotating right into
because of moisture buildup inside the vehicle. Select
the red area indicates warmer temthe Outside Air position for maximum defogging.
peratures.
• The A/C will engage automatically to prevent fogging
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor will not engage
when the recirculation button is pressed and the mode
until the engine has been running for about 10 seconds.
control is set to panel or panel / floor.
• MAX A/C
• The A/C can be deselected manually without disturbFor maximum cooling use the A/C and recirculation
ing the mode control selection.
buttons at the same time.
• When the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
• ECONOMY MODE
position, the recirculation feature will be cancelled.
If economy mode is desired, press the A/C button to turn
OFF the indicator light and the A/C compressor. Then,
move the temperature control to the desired temperature.
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Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If
Equipped
The Automatic Temperature Control system automatically maintains the climate in the cabin of the vehicle at
the comfort levels desired by the driver and passenger.
1. Turn the Mode Control knob (on the right) and the
Blower Control knob (on the left) to AUTO.
NOTE: The AUTO position performs best for front seat
occupants only.
2. Dial in the temperature you would
like the system to maintain by rotating
the Temperature Control knob. Once
the comfort level is selected, the system will maintain that level automatically using the heating system. Should
the desired comfort level require air
conditioning, the system will automatically make the
adjustment.
Automatic Temperature Control
Automatic Operation
Operation of the system is quite simple.
You will experience the greatest efficiency by simply
allowing the system to function automatically. Selecting
the “O” (OFF) position on the blower control stops the
system completely and closes the outside air intake.
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The recommended setting for maximum comfort for the Blower Control
For full automatic operation or for
average person is 72°F (22°C); however, this may vary.
automatic blower operation turn the
NOTE:
knob to AUTO position. In manual
• The temperature setting can be adjusted at anytime
mode there are seven blower speeds
without affecting automatic operation.
that can be individual selected. In off
• Pressing the Air Conditioning Control button while in
position the blower will shut off.
AUTO mode will cause the LED in the control button
to flash three times and then turn off. This indicates Manual Operation
that the system is in AUTO mode and requesting the This system offers a full complement of manual override
air conditioning is not necessary.
features, which consist of Blower Preferred Automatic,
Mode Preferred Automatic, or Blower and Mode Pre• If your air conditioning performance seems lower than
ferred Automatic. This means the operator can override
expected, check the front of the A/C condenser located
the blower, the mode, or both. There is a manual blower
in front of the radiator for an accumulation of dirt or
range for times when the AUTO setting is not desired.
insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from behind
The blower can be set to any fixed blower speed by
the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric front
rotating the Blower Control knob (on the left).
fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the condenser,
reducing air conditioning performance.
NOTE: Please read the Automatic Temperature Control
Operation Chart that follows for details.
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The operator can override the AUTO mode setting to • Floor
change airflow distribution by rotating the Mode Control
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a
knob (on the right) to one of the following positions.
small amount flowing through the defrost and side
window demist outlets.
• Panel
Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument • Mix
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side
panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct airflow.
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat to
aimed so that they are directed toward the rear seat
the windshield. This setting is good for maintaining
passengers for maximum airflow to the rear.
comfort while reducing moisture on the windshield.
• Bi-Level
• Defrost
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use this mode with maxiNOTE: For all settings except full cold or full hot, there mum blower and temperature settings for best windis a difference in temperature between the upper and shield and side window defrosting.
lower outlets. The warmer air flows to the floor outlets.
This feature gives improved comfort during sunny but
cool conditions.
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NOTE:
• Air Conditioner Control
Press this button to turn on the air • When the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position, the recirculation feature will be cancelled.
conditioning during manual operation
only. When the air conditioning is
• In cold weather, use of the Recirculation mode may
turned on, cool dehumidified air will
lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
flow through the outlets selected with
mode is not allowed in the floor, defrost, or defrost/
the Mode control dial. Press this butfloor mode in order to improve window clearing.
ton a second time to turn OFF the air
Recirculation will be disabled automatically if these
conditioning. An LED in the button illuminates when
modes are selected.
manual compressor operation is selected.
• Extended use of recirculation may cause the windows
• Recirculation Control
to fog. If the interior of the windows begins to fog,
The system will automatically control recircupress the Recirculation button to return to outside air.
lation. However, pressing the Recirculation
Some temp/humidity conditions will cause captured
Control button will put the system in recircuinterior air to condense on windows and hamper
lation mode. This can be used when outside
visibility. For this reason, the system will not allow
conditions such as smoke, odors, dust, or high humidity
Recirculation to be selected while in floor, defrost, or
defrost/floor mode. Attempting to use the recirculaare present. Activating recirculation will cause the LED in
tion while in these modes will cause the LED in the
the control button to illuminate.
control button to blink and then turn off.
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• Most of the time, when in Automatic Operation, you
can temporarily put the system into Recirculation
Mode by pressing the Recirculation button. However,
under certain conditions, while in Automatic Mode,
the system is blowing air out the defrost vents. When
these conditions are present, and the Recirculation
button is pressed, the indicator will flash and then turn
off. This tells you that you are unable to go into
Recirculation Mode at this time. If you would like the
system to go into Recirculation Mode, you must first
move the Mode knob to Panel, Panel/Floor and then
press the Recirculation button. This feature reduces the
possibility of window fogging.
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Summer Operation
The engine cooling system in air-conditioned vehicles
must be protected with a high-quality antifreeze coolant
to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect
against engine overheating. A solution of 50% ethylene
glycol antifreeze coolant and 50% water is recommended.
Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
Winter Operation
Use of the air Recirculation Mode during winter months
is not recommended because it may cause window
fogging.
Vacation Storage
Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
(i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for
conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the
suggested control settings for various weather condifresh air and high blower settings. This will ensure
tions.
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
of compressor damage when the system is started again.
Operating Tips
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Window Fogging
Interior fogging on the windshield can be quickly removed by turning the mode selector to Defrost. The
Defrost/Floor mode can be used to maintain a clear
windshield and provide sufficient heating. If side window fogging becomes a problem, increase blower speed.
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild but
rainy or humid weather.
Outside Air Intake
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In
winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
slush, and snow.
A/C Air Filter — If Equipped
NOTE: Recirculate without A/C should not be used for The A/C Filter prevents most dust and pollen from
entering the cabin. The filter acts on air coming from
long periods as fogging may occur.
outside the vehicle and recirculated air within the pasSide Window Demisters
senger compartment. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures”
A side window demister outlet is located at each end of
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for A/C Air Filter service
the instrument panel. These non-adjustable outlets direct
information or see your authorized dealer for service.
air toward the side windows when the system is in the
Refer to “Maintenance Schedules” for filter service
FLOOR, MIX, or DEFROST mode. The air is directed at
intervals.
the area of the windows through which you view the
outside mirrors.
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Control Setting Suggestions for Various Weather Conditions
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CONTENTS
䡵 Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293 䡵 Manual Transmission — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 296
▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . 293
▫ Five–Speed Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . 296
▫ Automatic Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . 293
▫ Recommended Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
▫ Normal Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
▫ Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
▫ Extreme Cold Weather (Below ⫺20°F Or
⫺29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
䡵 Automatic Transmission — If Equipped . . . . . . 298
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
▫ Brake/Transmission Interlock System . . . . . . 299
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
▫ Automatic Transmission Ignition Interlock
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
䡵 Engine Block Heater — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 295
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
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䡵 AutoStick威 — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . 311
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
䡵 Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . 314
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . 314
䡵 Driving On Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . 315
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) – Manual
Transmission Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
䡵 Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
䡵 Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
䡵 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
䡵 Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . 318
䡵 Tire Safety Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . 324
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . 325
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . 326
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䡵 Tires — General Information
291
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
䡵 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) . . . . . 339
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
▫ Premium System – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 344
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . 333
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333 䡵 Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
▫ Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped . . . . . . . . 333
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
▫ E85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . 350
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
䡵 Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
䡵 Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
䡵 Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . 338 䡵 Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
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▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 355
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
䡵 Vehicle Loading
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
▫ Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
䡵 Recreational Towing
(Behind Motorhome, Etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
䡵 Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
▫ Installing A Trailer Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
(Flat Towing With All Four Wheels On The
Ground) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
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STARTING PROCEDURES
NOTE:
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both • The engine will not start unless the clutch pedal is
inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts.
pressed to the floor.
WARNING!
Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the key in the
ignition. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
• If the key will not turn and the steering wheel is
locked, rotate the wheel in either direction to relieve
pressure on the locking mechanism and then turn the
key.
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
The shift lever must be in the PARK or NEUTRAL
position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes
before shifting to any driving gear.
NOTE: You must press the brake pedal before shifting
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Before starting the engine fully apply the parking brake, out of PARK.
press the clutch pedal to the floor, and place the shift
Normal Starting
lever in NEUTRAL.
Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine does
not require pumping or pressing the accelerator pedal.
Simply turn the ignition switch to the START position
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and release when the engine starts. If the engine fails to
start within 15 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the
OFF position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the
“Normal Starting” procedure.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel
could enter the catalytic converter and once the
engine has started, ignite and damage the converter
and vehicle. If the vehicle has a discharged battery,
booster cables may be used to obtain a start from
another vehicle. This type of start can be dangerous if
done improperly, so follow the procedure carefully.
Refer to “Jump Starting” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
Tip Start Feature
Do not press the accelerator. Turn the ignition switch to
the START position and release it as soon as the starter
engages. The starter motor will continue to run, and it
will disengage automatically when the engine is running.
If the engine fails to start, the starter will disengage
automatically in 10 seconds. If this occurs, turn the
ignition switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
Extreme Cold Weather (Below ⫺20°F Or ⫺29°C)
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
an externally powered electric engine block heater (available from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
If Engine Fails to Start
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” procedures, it may be flooded. Push the accelerator pedal all
the way to the floor and hold it there. Crank the engine
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for no more than 15 seconds. This should clear any excess After Starting
fuel in case the engine is flooded. Leave the ignition key The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine
in the ON position, release the accelerator pedal and warms up.
repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
The engine block heater warms engine coolant and
WARNING!
permits quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord
Never pour fuel or other flammable liquid into the to a standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start grounded, three-wire extension cord.
the vehicle. This could result in flash fire causing
serious personal injury.
WARNING!
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the
engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to
15 seconds before trying again.
Remember to disconnect the cord before driving.
Damage to the 110-115 Volt electrical cord could cause
electrocution.
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MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
Five–Speed Manual Transmission
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended without having the parking
brake fully applied. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle,
especially on an incline.
Fully press the clutch pedal before you shift gears. As you
Shift Pattern
release the clutch pedal, lightly press the accelerator
Use each gear in numerical order, do not skip a gear. Be
pedal.
sure the transmission is in first gear, (not third), when
starting from a standing position. Damage to the clutch
can result from starting in third gear.
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For most city driving, you will find it easier to use only
the lower gears. For steady highway driving with light
accelerations, fifth gear is recommended.
Never drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal,
and never try to hold the vehicle on a hill with the clutch
pedal partially engaged. This will cause abnormal wear
on the clutch.
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Manual Transmission Recommended Shift Speeds
Units in mph (km/h)
AccelEngine
eration 1 to 2 2 to 3
3 to 4
4 to 5
Size
Rate
All En- Accel 14 (23) 23 (37) 29 (47) 45 (72)
gines
Cruise 12 (19) 18 (29) 25 (40) 32 (52)
Never shift into REVERSE until the vehicle has come to a Downshifting
complete stop.
Proper downshifting will improve fuel economy and
prolong engine life.
NOTE: During cold weather, until the transmission
lubricant is warm, you may experience slightly higher
CAUTION!
shift efforts. This is normal and not harmful to the
transmission.
If you skip more than one gear while downshifting
or downshift at too high a vehicle speed, you could
Recommended Shift Speeds
To use your manual transmission for optimal fuel damage the engine, transmission, or clutch.
economy, it should be upshifted as listed in the following
table.
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To maintain a safe speed and prolong brake life, shift
down to second or first gear when descending a steep
grade.
When turning a corner or driving up a steep grade,
downshift early so that the engine will not be
overburdened.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: The Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT) changes ratios in a continuous manner. This
may sometimes ⬙feel⬙ as if it is slipping, but this is normal
and does not harm anything.
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the
vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine
is at idle speed.
• Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK, or NEUTRAL
into any forward gear when the engine is above
idle speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.
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WARNING!
It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK or
NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than idle
speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake pedal,
the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in
reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when the
engine is idling normally and when your right foot is
firmly on the brake pedal.
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
Automatic transmission vehicles are equipped with a
NOTE: You MUST press and hold the brake pedal down Brake Transmission Shift Interlock System (BTSI) that
while shifting out of PARK.
holds the shift lever in the PARK position when the
ignition switch is in the LOCK position. To move the shift
lever out of the PARK position, the ignition switch must
be turned to the ON or START position (engine running
or not) and the brake pedal must be pressed.
Shift Lever
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NOTE: If a malfunction occurs, the transmission will
not shift out of PARK. Battery power is required to
release the brake/transmission interlock system. There is
a removable plug in the right side of the shifter housing
that allows you to insert your finger to override the
system. If this occurs, obtain service as soon as possible.
Automatic Transmission Ignition Interlock System
This system prevents the key from being removed unless
the shift lever is in PARK. It also prevents shifting out of
PARK unless the key is in the ON position, and the brake
pedal is pressed.
NOTE: If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap the
key in the ignition cylinder to warn you that this safety
feature is inoperable. The engine can be started and
stopped, but the key cannot be removed until you obtain
service.
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
NEUTRAL position into another gear range.
PARK
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
Never use PARK while the vehicle is in motion. Apply
the parking brake when leaving the vehicle in this range.
Always apply the parking brake first, and then place the
shift lever in the PARK position.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in and near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, you should
always shift the vehicle into PARK, remove the
key from the ignition, and apply the parking
brake. Once the key is removed from the ignition,
the shift lever is locked in the PARK position,
securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
Furthermore, you should never leave unattended
children inside a vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the
ignition key in the ignition switch. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
The following indicators should be used to ensure that
you have engaged the shift lever into the PARK position:
• When shifting into PARK firmly move the shift lever
all the way forward until it stops.
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• Look at the shift indicator window on the shifter bezel
to ensure it is in the PARK position.
• You must press the brake pedal to move the shift lever
out of the PARK position.
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AUTOSTICK姞 — IF EQUIPPED
AutoStick威 is a driver-interactive transmission that offers
Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you must six manual ratio changes to provide you with more
turn the ignition from LOCK to ON so the steering control. AutoStick威 allows you to maximize engine braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts, and
wheel and shift lever are released. Otherwise, damage to the steering column or shift lever could result. improve overall vehicle performance. This system can
also provide you with more control during passing, city
You must also press the brake pedal.
driving, cold slippery conditions, mountain driving,
trailer towing, and many other situations. Automatic
REVERSE
This range is for moving the vehicle rearward. Use this ratio changes upward will only occur to protect the
range only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop. Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT)
and/or the engine from overspeed. Changes down will
NEUTRAL
only happen at minimum engine speed to prevent stallThis range is used when the vehicle is standing for
ing.
prolonged periods with the engine running. The engine
may be started in this range. Set the parking brake if you Operation
must leave the vehicle.
NOTE: AutoStick威 is not functional until the CVT
warms up in cold weather.
DRIVE
This range is used for most city and highway driving.
CAUTION!
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AutoStick威 operation is activated in the DRIVE position
by moving the shift lever side-to-side. Moving the shift
lever to the (+) side will activate AutoStick威 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. In like manner, moving the shift
lever to (-) will activate AutoStick威 and shift to the next
lower manual ratio. After AutoStick威 is activated, the
manual ratio selected is displayed in the transmission
ratio display and tipping the shift lever to the (+) or (-)
direction will cause an upshift or downshift by one ratio.
AutoStick威 is deactivated:
• By holding the shift lever to (+) momentarily
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General Information
• If a ratio other than first is selected and the vehicle is
brought to a stop, the transmission control logic will
automatically select the first gear ratio.
• If a low range is selected and the engine accelerates to
the rev limit, the transmission will automatically select
the next higher ratio.
• If a downshift would cause the engine to overspeed,
that shift will not occur until it is safe for the engine.
However. the CVT will stay in the manually selected
ratio.
• If the system detects powertrain overheating, the
transmission will revert to the automatic shift mode
and remain in that mode until the powertrain cools off.
• When in sixth position, touching the shift lever to the
right
• If the system detects a problem, it will disable the
AutoStick威 mode and the transmission will return to
• When heavy Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) applicathe automatic mode until the problem is corrected.
tion is detected
• When the shift lever is shifted out of DRIVE
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DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
Acceleration
Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slippery surfaces may cause the front wheels to pull erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs when
there is a difference in the surface traction under the front
(driving) wheels.
WARNING!
Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous.
Unequal traction can cause sudden pulling of the
front wheels. You could lose control of the vehicle
and possibly have an accident. Accelerate slowly and
carefully whenever there is likely to be poor traction
(ice, snow, wet, mud, loose sand, etc.).
Traction
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road
surface. This is hydroplaning and may cause partial or
complete loss of vehicle control and stopping ability. To
reduce this possibility, the following precautions should
be observed:
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when roads are
slushy.
2. Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles.
3. Replace the tires when tread wear indicators first
become visible.
4. Keep the tires properly inflated.
5. Maintain enough distance between your vehicle and
the vehicle in front of you to avoid a collision in a sudden
stop.
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DRIVING THROUGH WATER
Driving through water more than a few inches/
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure
safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
Flowing/Rising Water
WARNING!
Do not drive on or across a road or path where water
is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off). Flowing water can wear away the road or path’s surface
and cause your vehicle to sink into deeper water.
Furthermore, flowing and/or rising water can carry
your vehicle away swiftly. Failure to follow this
warning may result in injuries that are serious or
fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
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Shallow Standing Water
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
shallow standing water, consider the following Caution
and Warning before doing so.
CAUTION!
• Always check the depth of the standing water
before driving through it. Never drive through
standing water that is deeper than the bottom of
the tire rims mounted on the vehicle.
• Determine the condition of the road or the path
that is under water and if there are any obstacles in
the way before driving through the standing water.
• Do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h) when driving
through standing water. This will minimize wave
effects.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Driving through standing water may cause damage to your vehicle’s drivetrain components. Always inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e., engine oil,
transmission, axle, etc.) for signs of contamination
(i.e., fluid that is milky or foamy in appearance)
after driving through standing water. Do not continue to operate the vehicle if any fluid appears
contaminated, as this may result in further damage. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and cause serious
internal damage to the engine. Such damage is not
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph
(8 km/h) when driving through standing water.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s braking capabilities, which increases stopping distances. Therefore, after driving through
standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on
the brake pedal several times to dry the brakes.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and leave you
stranded.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your
passengers, and others around you.
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POWER STEERING
The standard power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
steering capability if power assist is lost.
If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will
still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions, you will observe a substantial increase in steering
effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
NOTE:
• Increased noise levels at the end of the steering wheel
travel are considered normal and do not indicate that
there is a problem with the power steering system.
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system. This noise should be considered normal, and it
does not in any way damage the steering system.
WARNING!
Continued operation with reduced power steering
assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others.
Service should be obtained as soon as possible.
CAUTION!
Prolonged operation of the steering system at the end
of the steering wheel travel will increase the steering
fluid temperature and it should be avoided when
possible. Damage to the power steering pump may
occur.
• Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may make noise for a short amount of time. Power Steering Fluid Check
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
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checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your power steering
system as the chemicals can damage your power
steering components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
WARNING!
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and
with the engine off to prevent injury from moving
parts and to ensure accurate fluid level reading. Do
not overfill. Use only manufacturer’s recommended
power steering fluid.
If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated
level. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all
surfaces. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information.
PARKING BRAKE
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied. Also, be certain to leave an
automatic transmission in PARK, or manual transmission
in REVERSE or first gear.
The parking brake lever is located in the center console.
To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up as firmly as
possible. To release the parking brake, pull the lever up
slightly, press the center button, then lower the lever
completely.
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NOTE:
• When the parking brake is applied and the automatic
transmission is placed in gear, the “Brake Warning
Light” will flash. If vehicle speed is detected, a chime
will sound to alert the driver. Fully release the parking
brake before attempting to move the vehicle.
• This light only shows that the parking brake is applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the front
wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away
from the curb on an uphill grade. For vehicles equipped
Parking Brake
with an automatic transmission, apply the parking brake
When the parking brake is applied with the ignition before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load
switch in the ON position, the “Brake Warning Light” in on the transmission locking mechanism may make it
the instrument cluster will illuminate.
difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. The parking
brake should always be applied whenever the driver is
not in the vehicle.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured.
• Do not leave the key in the ignition switch. A child
could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving; failure to do so can lead to brake
failure and an accident.
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle or it may roll and cause damage or
injury. Also, be certain to leave an automatic
transmission in PARK, a manual transmission in
REVERSE or first gear. Failure to do so may cause
the vehicle to roll and cause damage or injury.
If the “Brake Warning Light” remains on with the
parking brake released, a brake system malfunction
is indicated. Have the brake system serviced by an
authorized dealer immediately.
BRAKE SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with power assisted brakes as
standard equipment. In the event power assist is lost for
any reason (for example, repeated brake applications
with the engine off), the brakes will still function. However, the effort required to brake the vehicle will be much
greater than that required with the power system operating.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly an accident. Driving with your foot resting
or riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. You would not have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
Driving a vehicle with the “Brake Warning Light” on
is dangerous. A significant decrease in braking performance or vehicle stability during braking may
occur. It will take you longer to stop the vehicle or
will make your vehicle harder to control. You could
have an accident. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
If either of the two hydraulic systems lose normal capability, the remaining system will still function with some
loss of overall braking effectiveness. This will be evident
by increased pedal travel during application and greater
pedal force required to slow or stop. In addition, if the
malfunction is caused by an internal leak, as the brake
fluid in the master cylinder drops, the “Brake Warning
Light” will light.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
The ABS provides increased vehicle stability and brake
performance under most braking conditions. The system
automatically “pumps” the brakes during severe braking
conditions to prevent wheel lock-up.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Pumping of the anti-lock brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to an accident.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need
to slow down or stop.
• The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase
braking or steering efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition of the vehicle brakes and
tires or the traction afforded.
• The ABS cannot prevent accidents, including
those resulting from excessive speed in turns,
following another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver
can prevent accidents.
• The capabilities of an ABS-equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety
or the safety of others.
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The “ABS Warning Light” monitors the ABS
System. The light will come on when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON position
and may stay on for as long as four seconds.
If the “ABS Warning Light” remains on or comes on
while driving, it indicates that the anti-lock portion of the
brake system is not functioning and that service is
required. However, the conventional brake system will
continue to operate normally if the “Brake Warning
Light” is not on.
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If the “ABS Warning Light” is on, the brake system
should be serviced as soon as possible to restore the
benefits of anti-lock brakes. If the “ABS Warning Light”
does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position, have the bulb repaired as soon as
possible.
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ABS is activated during braking under certain road or
stopping conditions. ABS-inducing conditions can include ice, snow, gravel, bumps, railroad tracks, loose
debris, or panic stops.
You may also experience the following when the brake
system goes into anti-lock mode:
If both the “Brake Warning Light” and the “ABS Warning
• the ABS motor running (it may continue to run for a
Light” remain on, the ABS and Electronic Brake Force
short time after the stop)
Distribution (EBD) systems are not functioning. Immedi• the clicking sound of solenoid valves
ate repair to the ABS is required.
When the vehicle is driven over 7 mph (11 km/h), you • brake pedal pulsations
may also hear a slight clicking sound as well as some
• a slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the end
related motor noises. These noises are the system perof the stop
forming its self-check cycle to ensure that the ABS
working properly. This self-check occurs each time the These are all normal characteristics of ABS.
vehicle is started and accelerated past 7 mph (11 km/h).
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WARNING!
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) contains sophisticated electronic equipment that may be susceptible
to interference caused by improperly installed or
high output radio transmitting equipment. This interference can cause possible loss of Anti-Lock braking capability. Installation of such equipment should
be performed by qualified professionals.
(HSA), and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). All systems work together to enhance vehicle stability and
control in various driving conditions and are commonly
referred to as ESC.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control
under adverse braking conditions. The system controls
hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lockup and
help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking.
Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System” in “Starting and
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and
Operating” for further information.
type and tires must be properly inflated to produce
Brake Assist System (BAS)
accurate signals for the computer.
The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The
Your vehicle may be equipped with an optional ad- system detects an emergency braking situation by sensvanced electronic brake control system that includes ing the rate and amount of brake application and then
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Brake Assist System applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help
(BAS), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill Start Assist reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the
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Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS). Applying the brakes very
quickly results in the best BAS assistance. To receive the
benefit of the system, you must apply continuous braking pressure during the stopping sequence (do not
“pump” the brakes). Do not reduce brake pedal pressure
unless braking is no longer desired. Once the brake pedal
is released, the BAS is deactivated.
WARNING!
• The Brake Assist System (BAS) cannot prevent the
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle,
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing road conditions.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• The BAS cannot prevent accidents, including
those resulting from excessive speed in turns,
driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
prevent accidents.
• The capabilities of a BAS-equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety
or the safety of others.
Traction Control System (TCS)
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of
(Continued) the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake
pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine
power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and
stability. A feature of the TCS system functions similar to
a limited slip differential and controls the wheel spin
across a driven axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is
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spinning faster than the other, the system will apply the
brake of the spinning wheel. This will allow more engine
torque to be applied to the wheel that is not spinning.
This feature remains active even if TCS and ESC are in
the “Partial Off” mode. Refer to “Electronic Stability
Control (ESC)” in this section for further information.
HSA Activation Criteria
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to
activate:
• Vehicle must be stopped.
• Vehicle must be on a 7% grade or greater hill.
Hill Start Assist (HSA) – Manual Transmission
• Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e.,
Only
vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle backThe HSA system is designed to assist the driver when
ing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain
WARNING!
the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short
period of time after the driver takes their foot off of the
There may be situations on minor hills (i.e., less than
brake pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle
8%), with a loaded vehicle, or while pulling a trailer,
during this short period of time, the system will release
when the system will not activate and slight rolling
brake pressure and the vehicle will roll down the hill. The
may occur. This could cause a collision with another
system will release brake pressure in proportion to
vehicle or object. Always remember the driver is
amount of throttle applied as the vehicle starts to move in
responsible for braking the vehicle.
the intended direction of travel.
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Disabling/Enabling HSA
If you wish to turn on or off the HSA system, it can be
done using the Customer Programmable Features in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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5. Release the clutch pedal.
6. Rotate the steering wheel one-half turn to the left.
7. Press the “ESC Off” switch (located in the lower
switch bank below the climate controls) four times within
20 seconds. The “ESC Off Indicator Light” should turn on
and turn off two times.
For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the 8. Rotate the steering wheel back to center and then an
following steps:
additional half-turn to the right.
NOTE: You must complete Steps 1 through 8 within 9. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and then
90 seconds.
back to the ON position. If the sequence was completed
properly, the “ESC Off Indicator Light” will blink several
1. Center the steering wheel (front wheels pointing
times to confirm HSA is disabled.
straight forward).
10. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature
2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
to it’s previous setting.
3. Apply the parking brake.
4. Start the engine.
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Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESC corrects for over-steering or under-steering of the vehicle by
applying the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in
counteracting the over-steering or under-steering condition. Engine power may also be reduced to help the
vehicle maintain the desired path. ESC uses sensors in
the vehicle to determine the vehicle path intended by the
driver and compares it to the actual path of the vehicle.
When the actual path does not match the intended path,
ESC applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist
in counteracting the over-steer or under-steer condition.
• Over-steer - when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
• Under-steer - when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
ESC Off Indicator Light
The “ESC Off Indicator Light” (located in the
instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as the
tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes
active. The “ESC Off Indicator Light” also
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Off Indicator
Light” begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the
accelerator and apply as little throttle as possible. Be sure
to adapt your speed and driving to the prevailing road
conditions.
WARNING!
• The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by
prevailing road conditions.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• ESC cannot prevent accidents, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on
very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a
safe, attentive, and skillful driver can prevent
accidents.
• The capabilities of an ESC-equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner, which could jeopardize the user’s safety
or the safety of others.
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several ignition cycles, and the vehicle has been driven
several miles (kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph
(48 km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon as possible
to have the problem diagnosed and corrected.
NOTE:
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC Malfunction Indicator Light” come on momentarily each time
the ignition switch is turned ON.
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
ESC Malfunction Indicator Light
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
The “ESC Malfunction Indicator Light” in the
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
instrument cluster will come on when the
that caused the ESC activation.
ignition switch is turned to the ON position. It
should go out with the engine running. If the ESC Operating Modes
“ESC Malfunction Indicator Light” comes on continu- The ESC system has two available operating modes.
ously with the engine running, a malfunction has been
detected in the ESC system. If this light remains on after
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Full On
This is the normal operating mode for ESC. Whenever
the vehicle is started the ESC system will be in this “On”
mode. This mode should be used for most driving
situations. ESC should only be turned to “Partial Off” for
specific reasons as noted below.
Partial Off
This mode is entered by momentarily pressing the “ESC
Off” switch. This mode is intended to be used if the
vehicle is in deep snow, sand or gravel conditions and
more wheel spin than ESC would normally allow is
required to gain traction.
To turn ESC on again, momentarily press the “ESC Off”
switch. This will restore the normal “ESC On” mode of
operation.
NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
with snow chains, or starting off in deep snow, sand or
gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “Partial Off”
mode by pressing the “ESC Off” switch. Once the situation requiring ESC to be switched to the “Partial Off”
mode is overcome, turn ESC back on by momentarily
pressing the “ESC Off” switch. This may be done while
the vehicle is in motion.
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TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Tire Markings
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NOTE:
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
• LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric
tires is the same as for P-Metric tires except for the
letters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: LT235/85R16.
• Temporary spare tires are high-pressure compact
spares designed for temporary emergency use only.
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Tires designed to this standard have the letter “T” • High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designastandards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
tion. Example: T145/80D18 103M.
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T = Temporary spare tire
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
— Ratio of section height to section width of tire
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
R = Construction code
— ⬙R⬙ means radial construction
—⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
— A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
H = Speed Symbol
— A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding
to its load index under certain operating conditions
— The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under
specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and
posted speed limits)
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire
Light Load = Light load tire
C, D, E = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load — Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure — Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for
this tire
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Tire Identification Number (TIN)
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire,
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the
date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard
side of the tire.
EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
— This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards and is approved for highway use
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
—03 means the 3rd week.
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
—01 means the year 2001
— Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the
year in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
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Tire Terminology and Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Inflation Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
The vehicle B-Pillar is a structural member of the body located
between the front and rear door (of a four-door vehicle) running
from the sill to the roof.
Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after the
vehicle has not been driven for at least 3 hours, or driven less
than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a three hour period. Inflation
pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per square inch) or
KPa (kilopascals).
The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible cold
tire inflation pressure for this tire. The max inflation pressure is
molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tire inflation pressure as
shown on the tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle showing the
vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire size and the
recommended inflation pressure.
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Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
Tire and Loading Information Placard
Tire Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed
on the driver’s side B-Pillar.
Tire and Loading Information Placard
Tire Placard Location
This placard tells you important information about the:
1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle
2) total weight your vehicle can carry
3) tire size designed for your vehicle
4) cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
spare tires.
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Loading
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading
Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section
of this manual.
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occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the weight referenced here.
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or XXX kg”
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
on your vehicle’s placard.
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on 2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pasTo determine the maximum loading conditions of your sengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
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4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX”
amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will be five
150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the amount of
available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs
(295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – 750 = 650 lbs
[295 kg]).
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
NOTE:
• The following table shows examples on how to calculate total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities
of your vehicle with varying seating configurations
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
calculated in Step 4.
• For the following example, the combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
(392 kg).
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WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
Safety
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause accidents.
• Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can result in tire over-heating and failure.
• Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion
shock. Objects on the road and chuckholes can
cause damage that result in tire failure.
• 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to
the right or left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
Economy
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for
earlier tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases
tire rolling resistance and results in higher fuel
consumption.
Ride Comfort and Vehicle Stability
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
ride.
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Tire Inflation Pressures
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the
driver’s side “B” Pillar.
Some vehicles may have Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information for vehicle loads that are less than the
maximum loaded vehicle condition. These pressure conditions will be found in the “Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information” section of this manual.
The pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as
inspecting for signs of tire wear or visible damage at least
once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to
check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement
when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
properly inflated even when they are under-inflated.
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CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage the valve stem.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the Winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
“cold tire inflation pressure.” Cold tire inflation pressure
outside temperature condition.
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least three hours or driven less than Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
1 mile (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire during operation. Do not reduce this normal pressure
inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum infla- build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
tion pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures as tire pressures vary with
temperature changes.
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Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation
Radial Ply Tires
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
WARNING!
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
poorly. The instability could cause an accident. Alloading may be required for high-speed vehicle operaways use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never
tion. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire
combine them with other types of tires.
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
and cold tire inflation pressures.
Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
WARNING!
authorized tire dealer for radial tire repairs.
High speed driving with your vehicle under maxiCompact Spare Tire – If Equipped
mum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use with
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
radial tires. It is engineered to be used on your style
serious accident. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the
vehicle only. Since this tire has limited tread life, the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above
original tire should be repaired (or replaced) and rein75 mph (120 km/h).
stalled at the first opportunity.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Temporary use spare tires are for emergency use
only. With these tires, do not drive more than
50 mph (80 km/h).
• Temporary-use spare tires have limited tread life.
When the tread is worn to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be
replaced.
• Be sure to follow the warnings which apply to
your spare. Failure to do so could result in spare
tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with the
compact spare installed. Damage to the vehicle may
result.
Tire Spinning
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h)
or for longer than 30 seconds continuously without
stopping when you are stuck.
Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a Emergencies” for further information.
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare.
Do not install more than one compact spare tire/wheel
on the vehicle at any given time.
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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) or for more than 30 seconds
continuously when you are stuck, and do not let
anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter what the
speed.
Tread Wear Indicators
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires 1 — Worn Tire
to help you in determining when your tires should be 2 — New Tire
replaced.
These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
becomes 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced.
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Life of Tire
Replacement Tires
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
factors including, but not limited to:
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manu• Driving style
facturer strongly recommends that you use tires equiva• Tire pressure
lent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed. (Refer to the paragraph on
• Distance driven
“Tread Wear Indicators”). Refer to the “Tire and Loading
Information” placard for the size designation of your tire.
WARNING!
The service description and load identification will be
found on the original equipment tire. Failure to use
Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six
years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the
follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure. safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle. We recommend
You could lose control and have an accident resulting that you contact your original equipment or an authorized tire dealer with any questions you may have on tire
in serious injury or death.
specifications or capability.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than
that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations
of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and
braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering and suspension components. You could lose control and have
an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
Use only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or
capacity other than what was originally equipped
on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load
index could result in tire overloading and failure.
You could lose control and have an accident.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
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CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
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TIRE CHAINS
Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what
Due to limited clearance, tire chains are not recom- was originally equipped with your vehicle and should
mended.
not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph
(120 km/h).
CAUTION!
Damage to the vehicle may result if tire chains are
used.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates.
SNOW TIRES
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
during Winter. Standard tires are of the all-season type
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
and satisfy this requirement as indicated by the M+S
aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type
designation on the tire sidewall.
tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and mud, snow and wet traction levels, and contribute to a
type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only smooth, quiet ride.
in sets of four; failure to do so may adversely affect the
safety and handling of your vehicle.
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Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals. More frequent rotation is permissible if
desired. The reasons for any rapid or unusual wear
should be corrected prior to rotation being performed.
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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the
driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recommended cold placard pressure.
The suggested rotation method is shown in the following The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about
1 psi (6.9 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that
diagram.
when the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure
will decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on
“cold inflation tire pressure”. This is defined as the tire
pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least
three hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a
three hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must
not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into
the tire sidewall. Refer to “Tires – General Information” in
“Starting and Operating” for information on how to
properly inflate the vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will
also increase as the vehicle is driven - this is normal and
there should be no adjustment for this increased pressure.
Tire Rotation
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The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
the tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning
limit for any reason, including low temperature effects, or
natural pressure loss through the tire.
The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended
cold placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure warning (Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light) illuminates,
you must increase the tire pressure to the recommended
cold placard pressure in order for the Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light to turn off. The system will
automatically update and the Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light will turn off once the system receives the
updated tire pressures. The vehicle may need to be
driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h) in
order for the TPMS to receive this information.
For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
cold (parked for more than three hours) placard pressure
of 30 psi (207 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F
(20°C) and the measured tire pressure is 27 psi (186 kPa),
a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire
pressure to approximately 26 psi (179 kPa). This tire
pressure is sufficiently low enough to turn ON the Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light. Driving the vehicle
may cause the tire pressure to rise to approximately
27 psi (186 kPa), but the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light will still be ON. In this situation, the Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light will turn OFF only after the
tires are inflated to the vehicle’s recommended cold
placard pressure value.
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CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warnings have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system
operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same
size, type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can
cause sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire
sealants or balance beads if your vehicle is
equipped with a TPMS, as damage to the sensors
may result.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure,
always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will
prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve
stem, which could damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.
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NOTE:
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
and maintenance or to provide warning of a tire failure
or condition.
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
while adjusting your tire pressure.
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire gauge, even
if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger
illumination of the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light.
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• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure, • Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
the tire.
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
Base System
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will illumiThis is the TPMS warning indicator located in the
nate in the instrument cluster, and an audible chime will
instrument cluster.
be activated when one or more of the four active road tire
The TPMS uses wireless technology with wheel rim pressures are low. Should this occur, you should stop as
mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure lev- soon as possible, check the inflation pressure of each tire
els. Sensors, mounted to each wheel as part of the valve on your vehicle, and inflate each tire to the vehicle’s
stem, transmit tire pressure readings to the Receiver recommended cold placard pressure value. The system
will automatically update and the Tire Pressure MonitorModule.
ing Light will extinguish once the updated tire pressures
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
have been received. The vehicle may need to be driven
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle regularly
for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h) to receive
and to maintain the proper pressure.
this information.
The TPMS consists of the following components:
Check TPMS Warnings
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on
• Receiver Module
and off for 75 seconds and remain on solid when a system
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fault is detected. The system fault will also sound a
chime. If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will
repeat providing the system fault still exists. The Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn off when the
fault condition no longer exists. A system fault can occur
with any of the following scenarios:
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1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor
the tire pressure in the compact spare tire.
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, a chime will
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the TPM will still turn ON due to the low tire.
sensors.
3. However, after driving the vehicle for up to 20 min2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting utes above 15 mph (25 km/h), the Tire Pressure Monithat affects radio wave signals.
toring Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds
and then remain on solid.
3. Snow or ice around the wheels or wheel housings.
4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors. will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on
solid.
NOTE: Your vehicle is equipped with a compact spare
wheel and tire assembly.
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5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare
tire, the TPMS will update automatically and the Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn OFF, as long
as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning
limit in any of the four active road tires. The vehicle may
need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
(25 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
information.
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
tire pressure in all of your tires regularly and to maintain
the proper pressure.
The TPMS consists of the following components:
• Receiver Module
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
• Three Trigger Modules (mounted in three of the four
wheel wells)
Premium System – If Equipped
The TPMS uses wireless technology with wheel rim • Various Tire Pressure Monitoring System Messages,
mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levwhich display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
els. Sensors, mounted to each wheel as part of the valve
Center (EVIC)
stem, transmit tire pressure readings to the receiver
• Yellow Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
module.
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will illuminate in the instrument cluster and an audible chime will
be activated when one or more of the four active road tire
pressures are low. The audible chime will sound once
every ignition cycle for each condition that it detects. In
addition, the EVIC will display a graphic of the pressure
value(s) with the low tire(s) flashing.
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Low Tire Pressure Display
Should a low tire condition occur on any of the four
active road tire(s), you should stop as soon as possible
and inflate all tires that are flashing on the graphic
display to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure value. The system will automatically update, the
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graphic display of the pressure value(s) will stop flashing, and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Light will extinguish once the updated tire pressure(s) have been received. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
20 minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h) to receive this
information.
Check TPMS Message
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on
and off for 75 seconds, and remain on solid when a
system fault is detected. The system fault will also sound
a chime. The EVIC will display a “CHECK TPM SYSTEM” message for three seconds. This text message is
Check TPM System Display
then followed by a graphic display, with “- -“ in place of
If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
the pressure value(s) indicating which Tire Pressure
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
Monitoring Sensor(s) is not being received.
no longer exists, the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light will no longer flash, the ⬙CHECK TPM SYSTEM⬙
text message will not be present, and a pressure value
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will be displayed instead of dashes. A system fault can 2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
occur with any of the following scenarios:
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, a chime will
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the TPM
will still turn ON due to the low tire.
sensors.
3. However, after driving the vehicle for up to 20 min2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
utes above 15 mph (25 km/h), the Tire Pressure Monithat affects radio wave signals.
toring Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds
3. Snow or ice around the wheels or wheel housings.
and then remain on solid. In addition, the EVIC will
display a “CHECK TPM SYSTEM” message for three
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
seconds and then display dashes (- -) in place of the
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors. pressure values.
NOTE: Your vehicle is equipped with a compact spare 4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will
sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
wheel and tire assembly.
will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on
1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
solid, and the EVIC will display a “CHECK TPM SYSmonitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor
TEM” message for three seconds and then display dashes
the tire pressure in the compact spare tire.
(- -) in place of the pressure values.
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5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare
tire, the TPMS will update automatically and the Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn OFF, as long
as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning
limit in any of the four active road tires. The vehicle may
need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
(25 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
information.
The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the
following licenses:
United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KR5S120123
Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2671-S120123
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
Your vehicle is designed to meet all emission regulations and provide excellent fuel
economy when using high-quality regular
General Information
unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
87. The use of premium gasoline is not
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
recommended, as it will not provide any
following conditions:
benefit over regular gasoline in these engines.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
• This device must accept any interference received, your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
including interference that may cause undesired high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
required.
operation.
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Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard
starting, stalling and hesitations. If you experience these
symptoms, try another brand of gasoline (with the appropriate octane rating for your engine) before considering service for the vehicle.
Reformulated Gasoline
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
Reformulated gasoline contains oxygenates and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
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Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxygenates such as 10% ethanol, MTBE, and ETBE. Oxygenates are required in some areas of the country during the
winter months to reduce carbon monoxide emissions.
Fuels blended with these oxygenates may be used in
your vehicle.
CAUTION!
DO NOT use gasoline containing Methanol or E85
Ethanol. Use of these blends may result in starting
and driveability problems and may damage critical
fuel system components.
The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasoline. Properly blended reformulated gasoline will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and
Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline
fuel system components.
blends are not the responsibility of the manufacturer.
While MTBE is an oxygenate made from Methanol, it
does not have the negative effects of Methanol.
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E85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
• disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the
Non-FFV vehicles are compatible with gasoline containengine controller memory
ing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher ethanol
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
content may void the vehicle’s warranty.
exposure to E85 fuel.
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E85
MMT In Gasoline
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms:
MMT is a manganese containing metallic additive that is
blended into some gasoline to increase the octane num• operate in a lean mode
ber. Gasoline blended with MMT offers no performance
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on
advantage beyond gasoline of the same octane number
• poor engine performance
without MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT have been
shown to reduce spark plug life and reduce emission
• poor cold start and cold driveability
system performance in some vehicles. The manufacturer
• increased risk for fuel system component corrosion
recommends using gasoline without MMT. Since the
MMT content of gasoline may not be indicated on the
To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with
pump, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether or
E85 perform the following:
not their gasoline contains MMT.
• drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer)
• change the engine oil and oil filter
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It is even more important to look for gasoline without
MMT in Canada, because MMT can be used at levels
higher than those allowed in the United States.
MMT is prohibited in Federal and California reformulated gasoline.
Materials Added To Fuel
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
conditions and would result in additional cost. Therefore
you should not have to add anything to the fuel.
Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance and damage the emission control system.
• An out-of-tune engine, or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions, can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune
or malfunctioning and may require immediate
service. Contact your authorized dealer for service
assistance.
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being
sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended.
Most of these products contain high concentrations of Methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle
performance problems resulting from the use of
such fuels or additives is not the responsibility of
the manufacturer.
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NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas which can
kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as
a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period of time. If
the vehicle is stopped in an open area with the
engine running for more than a short period,
adjust the ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into the vehicle.
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper
maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected
every time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired,
drive with all side windows fully open.
• Keep the liftgate closed when driving your vehicle
to prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous
exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
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ADDING FUEL
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is behind the fuel filler door, on the left side
of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure
the replacement cap is for use with this vehicle.
After removing the gas cap, place the gas cap tether cable
over a hook on the inside of the fuel door. This keeps the
gas cap suspended away from and protects the vehicle’s
surface.
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Damage to the fuel system or emission control
system could result from using an improper fuel
tank filler cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could
let impurities into the fuel system.
• A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to turn on.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is
in violation of most state and Federal fire regulations and may cause the MIL to turn on.
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on
the ground while filling.
WARNING!
NOTE:
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel
tank is full.
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near
the vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the
tank filled.
• Tighten the gas cap about 1/4 turn until you hear one
click. This is an indication that cap is properly tightened.
(Continued) • If the gas cap is not tightened properly, the MIL will
come on. Be sure the gas cap is tightened every time
the vehicle is refueled.
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Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose or improperly installed, a “gASCAP”
message will be displayed in the Odometer/Trip Odometer in the instrument cluster. Refer to “Instrument
Cluster Description” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information. Tighten the fuel filler cap
properly and press the odometer/trip odometer RESET
button to turn the message off. If the problem continues,
the message will appear the next time the vehicle is
started. Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic System” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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Vehicle Certification Label
Your vehicle has a Vehicle Certification Label attached to
the driver’s door B-Pillar.
The label contains the following information:
• Name of manufacturer
• Month and year of manufacture
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Type of Vehicle
• Month, Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH)
VEHICLE LOADING
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Admin- The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the
istration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
affixed to the driver’s side door or B-Pillar.
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Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total
load must be limited so that you do not exceed the
GVWR.
Curb Weight
The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight
of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full
capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo
loaded into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight
values are determined by weighing your vehicle on a
Tire Size
commercial scale before any occupants or cargo are
The tire size on the Vehicle Certification Label represents
added.
the actual tire size on your vehicle. Replacement tires
Overloading
must be equal to the load capacity of this tire size.
The load carrying components (springs, tires, wheels,
Rim Size
etc.) of your vehicle will provide satisfactory service as
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size
long as you do not exceed the GVWR.
listed.
The best way to figure out the total weight of your
Inflation Pressure
vehicle is to weigh it when it is fully loaded and ready for
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle, for
operation. Weigh it on a commercial scale to ensure that
all loading conditions.
it is not over the GVWR.
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Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and TRAILER TOWING
shorten useful service life. Heavier suspension compo- In this section, you will find safety tips and information
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
nents do not necessarily increase the vehicle’s GVWR.
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer carefully reLoading
view this information to tow your load as efficiently and
To load your vehicle properly, first figure out its empty
safely as possible.
weight. Store heavier items down low and be sure you
distribute their weight as evenly as possible. Stow all To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
loose items securely before driving. Improper weight and recommendations in this manual concerning vedistribution can have an adverse effect on the way your hicles used for trailer towing.
vehicle steers and handles, and the way the brakes
Common Towing Definitions
operate.
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
you in understanding the following information:
CAUTION!
Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the
GVWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, or
it can change the way your vehicle handles. This
could cause you to lose control. Also, overloading can
shorten the life of your vehicle.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
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exceed the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
further information.
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either the front
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
or rear GAWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle CertiThe GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
fication Label” in “Starting and Operating” for further
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or teminformation.
porary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
ready for operation⬙ condition.
WARNING!
The recommended way to measure GTW is to put your
fully loaded trailer on a vehicle scale. The entire weight
of the trailer must be supported by the scale.
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have an accident.
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
and trailer when weighed in combination.
Tongue Weight (TW)
The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the
NOTE: The GCWR rating includes a 150 lbs (68 kg)
hitch ball by the trailer. In most cases it should not be less
allowance for the presence of a driver.
than 10% or more than 15% of the trailer load. You must
consider this as part of the load on your vehicle.
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Frontal Area
Weight-Distributing Hitch
The frontal area is the maximum height multiplied by the A weight-distributing hitch system works by applying
maximum width of the front of a trailer.
leverage through spring (load) bars. They are typically
used for heavier loads, to distribute trailer tongue weight
Trailer Sway Control
to the tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s).
The trailer sway control is a telescoping link that can be
When used in accordance with the manufacturer’s direcinstalled between the hitch receiver and the trailer tongue
tions, it provides for a more level ride, offering more
that typically provides adjustable friction associated with
consistent steering and brake control and thereby enthe telescoping motion to dampen any unwanted trailer
hancing towing safety. The addition of a friction/
swaying motions while traveling.
hydraulic sway control also dampens sway caused by
Weight-Carrying Hitch
traffic and crosswinds, contributing positively to tow
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue vehicle and trailer stability. Trailer sway control and a
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or weight distributing (load equalizing) hitch are recomsome other connecting point of the truck. These kind of mended for heavier Tongue Weights (TW) and may be
hitches are the most popular on the market today and required depending on Vehicle and Trailer
they are commonly used to tow small- and medium- configuration/loading to comply with GAWR
sized trailers.
requirements.
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Refer to the Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) chart for the Maximum GTW towable
NOTE: If you install a trailer hitch after you purchase
for your given drivetrain.
the vehicle, you must install a MOPAR威 or equivalent
Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
spare tire hold down kit. The kit will allow you to
Max. Trailer Hitch
properly secure the spare tire and jack assembly.
Class
Industry Standards
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
WARNING!
Class II - Medium Duty
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
Do not operate the vehicle without a properly seClass III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
cured tire and jack assembly. Any loose items may be
Class IV - Extra Heavy
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
thrown forward in a collision or hard stop and strike
Duty
occupants, causing serious or fatal injury.
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings)” chart for the Maximum
Trailer Hitch Classification
The following chart provides the industry standard for Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your given
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can drivetrain.
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition. your vehicle.
Installing A Trailer Hitch
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain.
Engine/Transmission
Frontal Area
Max. GTW (Gross Trailer Wt.)
Max. Tongue Wt.
(See Note)
150 lbs (50 kg)
150 lbs (50 kg)
300 lbs (136 kg)
2.0L Auto/Man
22 sq ft (2.04 sq m)
1,000 lbs (450 kg)
2.4L Auto/Man
22 sq ft (2.04 sq m)
1,000 lbs (450 kg)
2.4L Auto/Man with
32 sq ft (3.0 sq m)
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Trailer Tow Prep
Package (AHC)
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. Refer to “Tire
Safety Information” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
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Trailer And Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the GTW
on the tow hitch of your vehicle. Loads balanced over the
wheels or heavier in the rear can cause the trailer to sway
severely from side-to-side which will cause loss of control of vehicle and trailer. Failure to load trailers heavier
in front is the cause of many trailer accidents.
Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on
your bumper or trailer hitch.
Consider the following items when computing the
weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
• The tongue weight of the trailer.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
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NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options, or dealer-installed options,
must be considered as part of the total load on your
vehicle. Refer to the “Tire and Loading Information
Placard” in “Tire Safety Information” for the maximum
combined weight of occupants and cargo for your
vehicle.
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CAUTION!
• Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles
(805 km) the new vehicle is driven. The engine,
axle or other parts could be damaged.
• Then, during the first 500 miles (805 km) that a
trailer is towed, do not drive over 50 mph
(80 km/h) and do not make starts at full throttle.
This helps the engine and other parts of the
vehicle wear in at the heavier loads.
Towing Requirements
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components, the following guidelines are recomPerform the maintenance listed in the Maintenance
mended:
Schedule. Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further
information. When towing a trailer, never exceed the
GAWR or GCWR ratings.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
Improper towing can lead to an injury accident.
Follow these guidelines to make your trailer towing
as safe as possible:
• Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and will not shift during travel. When trailering
cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts
can occur that may be difficult for the driver to
control. You could lose control of your vehicle and
have an accident.
• When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not
overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can
cause a loss of control, poor performance or damage to the brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering, suspension, chassis structure or tires.
(Continued)
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to
the frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch.
Cross the chains under the trailer tongue and
allow enough slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on
the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle automatic
transmission in PARK. With a manual transmission, shift the transmission into REVERSE. Always block or ⴖchockⴖ the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
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WARNING! (Continued)
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized
(this requirement may limit the ability to always
achieve the 10% to 15% range of tongue weight as a
percentage of total trailer weight).
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− Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for the
proper inspection procedure.
− When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for proper tire
replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher
load carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s
GVWR and GAWR limits.
− Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact Towing Requirements – Trailer Brakes
spare tire.
− Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
− Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to
personal injury.
“Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for proper tire inflation procedures.
− An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
required when towing a trailer with electronically
− Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation pressures before trailer usage.
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actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
brake controller is not required.
− Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
1,000 lbs (450 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
2,000 lbs (907 kg).
CAUTION!
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (450 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
WARNING!
• Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s
hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake
system and cause it to fail. You might not have
brakes when you need them and could have an
accident.
• Towing any trailer will increase your stopping
distance. When towing, you should allow for additional space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Failure to do so could result
in an accident.
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Towing Requirements – Trailer Lights and Wiring
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
The Trailer Tow Package may include a four-pin and
seven-pin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer
harness and connector.
NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicle’s
wiring harness.
The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle,
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
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Four-Pin Connector
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
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Towing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping
and backing the trailer in an area away from heavy
traffic.
If using a manual transmission vehicle for trailer towing,
all starts must be in first gear to avoid excessive clutch
slippage.
Electronic Speed Control – If Equipped
− Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
Seven-Pin Connector
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Battery
Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
− When using the speed control, if you experience speed
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage it
until you can get back to cruising speed.
− Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
maximize fuel efficiency.
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Cooling System
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
To reduce potential for engine and transmission over- MOTORHOME, ETC.)
heating, take the following actions:
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle (Flat
− City Driving
Towing With All Four Wheels On The Ground)
When stopped for short periods of time, shift the trans- Recreational
Manual TransAutomatic
mission into NEUTRAL and increase the engine idle Towing Condimission VeTransmission
speed.
tion
hicles
Vehicles
Four
Wheel
Flat
Yes
Never
− Highway Driving
Tow
(All
Wheels
Reduce speed.
on Ground)
− Air Conditioning
Two Wheel
Never
Never
Turn off temporarily.
Dolly Tow (Front
or Rear Wheels
on Ground)
Flat Bed Tow
Yes
Yes
(All Wheels on
Bed of Truck)
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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.
CAUTION!
• 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 four wheels are off the ground.
• Front or rear wheel lifts should not be used.
Internal damage to the transmission will occur if a
front or rear wheel lift is used when recreational
towing.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
䡵 Hazard Warning Flasher
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372 䡵 Jump-Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
䡵 If Your Engine Overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
䡵 Automatic Transaxle Overheating . . . . . . . . . . 373
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
䡵 Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374 䡵 Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374 䡵 Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
▫ Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
▫ With Ignition Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
▫ Without The Ignition Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located on the In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
instrument panel, below the radio.
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning
flasher. When the switch is activated, all directional • On the highways — slow down.
turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
• In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
in NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.
turn off the Hazard Warning flasher.
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
Do not use this emergency warning system when the
an impending overheat condition:
vehicle is in motion. Use it when your vehicle is disabled
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
and is creating a safety hazard for other motorists.
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
If it is necessary to leave the vehicle to go for service, the
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
Hazard Warning flasher will continue to operate with the
• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
ignition key removed and the vehicle locked.
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
NOTE: With extended use, the Hazard Warning flasher
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
may wear down your battery.
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
from the engine cooling system.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the pointer rises to the H (red) mark,
the instrument cluster will sound a chime. When
safe, pull over and stop the vehicle with the engine at
idle. Turn off the air conditioning and wait until the
pointer drops back into the normal range. If the
pointer remains on the H (red) mark for more than a
minute, turn the engine off immediately and call for
service.
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 TRANSAXLE OVERHEATING
During sustained high speed driving or trailer towing up
long grades on hot days, the automatic transaxle oil may
become too hot.
If this happens, the transmission overheat indicator light will come on, and the vehicle will
slow slightly until the automatic transaxle
cools down enough to allow a return to the
requested speed. If the high speed is maintained, the
overheating will reoccur, as before, in a cyclic fashion.
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING!
• 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. Never start or run
the engine while the vehicle 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.
• The jack is designed to use 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.
Spare Tire and Jack Stowage
Spare Tire Stowage
The compact spare tire is stowed under the rear load floor
in the cargo area.
Spare Tire Removal
Jack Location
The jack and jack-handle are stowed under the load floor Lift up the load floor cover and remove the hold down.
in the cargo area.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Preparations For Jacking
4. Turn OFF the ignition.
1. Park the vehicle on a firm level surface, avoiding ice or
slippery areas.
5. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
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.
2. Set the parking brake.
3. Place the shift lever in PARK (automatic transmission)
or REVERSE (manual transmission).
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6. 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
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to
help prevent personal injury or damage to your
vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from
the edge of the roadway as possible before raising
the vehicle.
• 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.
(Continued)
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a
jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack.
• 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.
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are
securely stowed, spares must be stowed with the
valve stem facing the ground.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
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Jack Warning Label
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.
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Jacking Locations
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated in Step 3.
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3. There are two front jacking locations and two rear
jacking locations on each side of the body. The front
locations are outlined by two triangular cutouts, the rear
ones by two rectangular cutouts. For vehicles equipped
with plastic trim, the plastic has been cut away to expose
the jacking locations in the body.
WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and
hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough
to remove the tire.
Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure the jack is
5. Using the swivel wrench raise the vehicle by turning
securely engaged.
the jack screw to the right. Raise the vehicle only until the
4. Turn the jack screw to the left until the jack can be tire just clears the surface and enough clearance is
placed under the jacking location. Once the jack is obtained to install the spare tire. Minimum tire lift
positioned, turn the jack screw to the right until the jack provides maximum stability.
head is properly engaged with the lift area closest to the
6. Remove the wheel nuts and pull the wheel and wheel
wheel to be changed.
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. To avoid
the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not tighten
the nuts fully until the vehicle has been lowered.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
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.
To avoid possible personal injury, handle the wheel
covers with care to avoid contact with any sharp
edges.
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.
7. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the left.
Mounting Spare Tire
8. Finish tightening the nuts. Push down on the wrench
while tightening the wheel nuts. Alternate nuts 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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9. Remove the wheel blocks and lower the jack until it is 11. Check the tire pressure as soon as possible. Correct
free. Reassemble the lug wrench to the jack assembly and the tire pressure as required.
stow it in the spare tire area. Secure the assembly using
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
the means provided.
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jumpstarted using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
WARNING!
another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
hard stop could endanger the occupants of the ve- so please follow the procedures in this section carefully.
hicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in
NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack
the places provided.
follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
10. Place the deflated (flat) tire in the cargo area, have the precautions.
tire repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
WARNING!
A loose tire thrown forward in a collision or hard stop
could injure the occupants in the vehicle. Have the
deflated (flat) tire repaired or replaced immediately.
CAUTION!
Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any
other booster source with a system voltage greater
than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor,
alternator or electrical system may occur.
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WARNING!
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen.
It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
Preparations for Jump-Start
The battery 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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WARNING!
Positive Battery Post
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the
ignition switch is on. You can be injured by
moving fan blades.
• Remove any metal jewelry such as watch bands or
bracelets that might make an inadvertent electrical
contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your
skin or eyes and generate hydrogen gas which is
flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or
sparks away from the battery.
1. Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission
into PARK and turn the ignition to LOCK.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
3. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park
the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the
parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
WARNING!
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
Jump-Starting Procedure
WARNING!
Failure to follow this procedure could result in personal injury or property damage due to battery explosion.
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CAUTION!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
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.
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WARNING!
Do not connect the cable to the negative post (-) of the
discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark
could cause the battery to explode and could result in
personal injury.
5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then start
the engine in the vehicle with the discharged 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.
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.
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 shift back and forth between REVERSE and 1st gear. Using minimal accelerator pedal
pressure to maintain the rocking motion, without spinning the wheels, is most effective.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Traction Control or Electronic Stability Control (ESC), turn the system
OFF before attempting to “rock” the vehicle.
CAUTION!
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by moving between 1st and REVERSE, do not spin the wheels
faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain damage
may result.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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 damage, or
even failure, of the axle and tires. A tire could
explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for
longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping when you are stuck and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
Manual Transaxle
With Ignition Key
• Front Wheel Drive (FWD) or All Wheel Drive (AWD)
vehicles can be flat towed (all four wheels on the
ground) with the transmission in NEUTRAL.
Automatic Transaxle
• Front Wheel Drive (FWD) vehicles can be towed with
• FWD vehicles can be towed with the front wheels
the front wheels elevated or on a flatbed truck (all four
elevated.
wheels off the ground).
• FWD or AWD vehicles can be towed on a flatbed truck
• All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles must be towed on a
(all wheels off the ground).
flatbed truck (all four wheels off the ground).
All Transaxles
CAUTION!
If it is necessary to use the accessories while being towed
(wipers, defrosters, etc.), the key must be in the ON
DO NOT flat tow any vehicle equipped with an
position, not the ACC position. Make certain the transautomatic transmission. Damage to the drivetrain
mission remains in NEUTRAL.
will result.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CAUTION!
• If the vehicle being towed requires steering, the
ignition switch must be in the ACC position, not
in the LOCK position.
• Do not attempt to use sling-type equipment when
towing. When securing the vehicle to a flatbed
truck, do not attach to front or rear suspension
components. Damage to your vehicle may result
from improper towing.
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Without The Ignition Key
Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed
with the ignition in the LOCK position. A dolly should be
used under the front wheels if the rear wheels are raised.
Proper towing equipment is necessary to prevent damage to the vehicle.
Battery power is required to release the brake/
transmission interlock system (automatic transmission
only). There is a removable plug in the right side of the
shift lever housing that allows you to insert your finger to
override the system. The ignition key must be in the ON
position to use the override lever.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Engine Compartment — 2.0L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
䡵 Engine Compartment — 2.4L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
䡵 Onboard Diagnostic System — OBD II . . . . . . 393
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 393
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
䡵 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
䡵 Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
䡵 Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
䡵 Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
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▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
䡵 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
▫ Front Headlamps, Parking, And Turn Signal
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
▫ Automatic Transmission (CVT) –
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
▫ Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . 417
▫ Rear Tail, Turn Signal, And Backup Lamps . . 429
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
▫ License Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
䡵 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
▫ Integrated Power Module (IPM) . . . . . . . . . . 423
䡵 Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
䡵 Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
▫ Center High-Mounted Stoplamp . . . . . . . . . 432
䡵 Fluid Capacities
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
䡵 Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts . . . . . . . 434
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.0L
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2
3
4
5
— Washer Fluid Reservoir
— Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
— Engine Oil Fill
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
6 — Integrated Power Module
7 — Battery (Under Cover)
8 — Coolant Pressure Cap
9 — Engine Oil Dipstick
10 — Engine Coolant Reservoir
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L
1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
Washer Fluid Reservoir
Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
Engine Oil Fill
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Integrated Power Module
6 — Battery (Under Cover)
7 — Air Cleaner Filter
8 — Coolant Pressure Cap
9 — Engine Oil Dipstick
10 — Engine Coolant Reservoir
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ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated Onboard
Diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).” It
will also store diagnostic codes and other information to
assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
soon as possible.
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CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emission control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and drivability. The
vehicle must be serviced before any emissions
tests can be performed.
• If the MIL is flashing while the engine is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
After fuel is added, the vehicle diagnostic system can
determine if the fuel filler cap is possibly loose or
improperly installed. A “gASCAP” message will be displayed in the instrument cluster. Tighten the gas cap until
a ⬙clicking⬙ sound is heard. This is an indication that the
gas cap is properly tightened. Press the trip odometer
RESET button to turn off the message. If the problem
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persists, the message will appear the next time the
vehicle is started. This might indicate a damaged cap. If
the problem is detected twice in a row, the system will
turn on the MIL. Resolving the problem will turn the MIL
light off.
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacement. If the OBD II system should be determined not
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
Your vehicle has a simple ignition key-actuated test,
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
check if your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must
do the following:
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system. crank or start the engine.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
2. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start
For states that require an Inspection and Mainte- this test over.
nance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not 3. As soon as you turn the ignition switch to the ON
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part of
a normal bulb check.
system is ready for testing.
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
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4. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
happen:
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
a. The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your
running.
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
not proceed to the I/M station.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
b. The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully Use of genuine MOPAR威 parts for normal/scheduled
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to enengine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system sure the designed performance. Damage or failures
caused by the use of non-MOPAR威 parts for maintenance
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s
If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your warranty.
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement, DEALER SERVICE
you may need to do nothing more than drive your Your authorized dealer has the qualified service personvehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II nel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service
system to update. A recheck with the above test routine operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are
available which include detailed service information for
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
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your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
attempting any procedure yourself.
services determined by the engineers who designed your
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
vehicle.
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
penalties being assessed against you.
maintenance schedule, there are other components which
WARNING!
may require servicing or replacement in the future.
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
CAUTION!
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized Chrysler Group LLC
dealership or qualified repair center.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of
your vehicle and also allow extended maintenance
intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these
components as the chemicals can damage your
engine, transmission, power steering or air conditioning. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. If a flush is needed
because of component malfunction, use only the
specified fluid for the flushing procedure.
Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a
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fully warmed engine is shut off. Do not check oil level
before starting the engine after it has sat overnight.
Checking engine oil level when the engine is cold will
give you an incorrect reading.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground and
about five minutes after a fully warmed engine is shut
off, will improve the accuracy of the oil level readings.
Maintain the oil level between the range markings on the
dipstick. The range markings will consist of a crosshatch
zone that says SAFE or a crosshatch zone that says MIN
at the low end of the range and MAX at the high end of
the range. Adding 1 qt (1L) of oil when the reading is at
the low end of the indicated range will result in the oil
level at the full end of the indicator range.
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CAUTION!
Do not overfill the engine. Overfilling the engine as
indicated by the range markings, as described above,
on the engine oil dipstick will cause oil aeration,
which can lead to loss of oil pressure and an increase
in oil temperature. This could damage your engine.
manufacturer recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet the requirements of Chrysler Material
Standard MS-6395.
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
This symbol means that the oil has
been certified by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). The
Change Engine Oil
manufacturer only recommends
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
API Certified engine oils.
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change
intervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or six months,
whichever occurs first.
CAUTION!
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection for all
engines under all types of operating conditions, the
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade)
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy. Your engine oil filler
cap also states the recommended engine oil viscosity
grade for your engine.
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Synthetic Engine Oils
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recommended oil quality requirements are met, and the recommended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
are followed.
Materials Added to Engine Oils
Lubricants which do not have both the engine oil certi- The manufacturer strongly recommends against the adfication mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade num- dition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its
ber should not be used.
performance may be impaired by supplemental
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
additives.
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compart- Disposing Of Used Engine Oil and Oil Filters
ment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
information.
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
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station, or governmental agency for advice on how and
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
your area.
Engine Oil Filter
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter
at every engine oil change.
WARNING!
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc) can
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air
cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary
for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is
near the engine compartment before starting the
vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner,
hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
All of this manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type
disposable oil filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be used to assure
most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine oil filters are high Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
quality oil filters and are recommended.
The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine air
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintecleaner filters are a high quality filter and are
nance intervals.
recommended.
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Maintenance-Free Battery
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
WARNING!
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean
over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water. Refer to
“Jump-Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep
flame or sparks away from the battery. Do not use
a booster battery or any other booster source with
an output greater than 12 Volts. Do not allow cable
clamps to touch each other.
• Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
• The battery in this vehicle has a vent hose that
should not be disconnected and should only be
replaced with a battery of the same type (vented).
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CAUTION!
• It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post and the negative cable is attached to
the negative post. Battery posts are marked positive (+) and negative (-) and are identified on the
battery case. Cable clamps should be tight on the
terminal posts and free of corrosion.
• If a “fast charger” is used while the battery is in
the vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables
before connecting the charger to the battery. Do
not use a “fast charger” to provide starting voltage.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning
system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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WARNING!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause
the system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Warranty Information Book, located on the DVD,
for further warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced repairman.
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Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by authorized dealers or other
service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
sealers, stop leak products, seal conditioners, compressor
oil, or refrigerants.
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubricated periodically with a lithium based grease, such as
MOPAR威 Spray White Lube or equivalent to assure
quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and
wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts
concerned should be wiped clean to remove dust and
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling
R-134a air conditioning refrigerant is a hydrofluoro- grit; after lubricating excess oil and grease should be
carbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental removed. Particular attention should also be given to
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from a dry windshield. Avoid using the wiper blades to
remove frost or ice from the windshield. Make sure that
they are not frozen to the glass before turning them on to
avoid damaging the blade. Keep the blade rubber out of
contact with petroleum products such as engine oil,
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
gasoline, etc.
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR威 NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies dependLock Cylinder Lubricant or equivalent directly into the ing on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
performance of blades may be present with chattering,
lock cylinder.
marks, water lines or wet spots. If any condition is
Windshield Wiper Blades
present please proceed to clean wiper blades with humid
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
cloth removing any debris that may be affecting its
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a
function.
mild, nonabrasive cleaner or use the washer solvent. This
will remove accumulations of salt, waxes or road film Adding Washer Fluid
The windshield washer fluid reservoir is located in the
and help reduce streaking and smearing.
engine compartment (right rear side), and the fluid level
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
hood latching components to ensure proper function.
When performing other underhood services, the hood
latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be
cleaned and lubricated.
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should be checked at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir have an authorized technician inspect the complete exwith windshield washer solvent (not engine coolant haust system and adjacent body areas for broken, dam(antifreeze).
aged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
WARNING!
into the passenger compartment. In addition, inspect the
exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised for lubriCommercially available windshield washer solvents
cation or oil change. Replace as required.
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around
WARNING!
the washer solution.
• Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain
Exhaust System
carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing
system.
CO, refer to “Safety Tips/Exhaust Gas” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further
If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
information.
or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
(Continued)
or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park
over materials that can burn. Such materials might
be grass or leaves coming into contact with your
exhaust system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas where your exhaust system can
contact anything that can burn.
• Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition.
In the event of engine malfunction, particularly
involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of
performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly.
Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and
vehicle.
CAUTION!
• The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the
effectiveness of the catalyst as an emissions control device and may seriously reduce engine performance and cause serious damage to the engine.
(Continued)
Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is important to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
damage.
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NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control • Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
against you.
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe Cooling System
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
WARNING!
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifica• When working near the radiator cooling fan, distions, should be obtained immediately.
connect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition
switch to the OFF position. The fan is temperature
To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damcontrolled and can start at any time the ignition
age:
switch is in the ON position.
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
• You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
motion.
you see or hear steam coming from under the
hood, do not open the hood until the radiator has
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
had time to cool. Never try to open a cooling
vehicle.
system pressure cap when the radiator is hot.
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Coolant Checks
Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every
12 months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or
rusty in appearance, the system should be drained,
flushed and refilled with fresh engine coolant (antifreeze). Check the front of the A/C condenser for any
accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently
spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the
face of the condenser.
Cooling System – Drain, Flush and Refill
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains a
considerable amount of sediment, clean and flush with a
reliable cooling system cleaner. Follow with a thorough
rinsing to remove all deposits and chemicals. Properly
dispose of old engine coolant (antifreeze).
Selection Of Coolant
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
Check the coolant recovery bottle tubing for brittle rub“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
ber, cracking, tears, cuts and tightness of the connection
at the bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire system for
leaks.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
specified Hybrid Organic Additive Technology
(HOAT) engine coolant (antifreeze), may result in
engine damage and may decrease corrosion protection. If a non-HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze)
is introduced into the cooling system in an emergency, it should be replaced with the specified
engine coolant (antifreeze) as soon as possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they
may not be compatible with the radiator engine
coolant and may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
Propylene Glycol based engine coolant (antifreeze). Use of Propylene Glycol based engine
coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
(Continued)
Adding Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant (antifreeze) that allows extended maintenance
intervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up
to five years or 102,000 miles (170 000 km) before
replacement. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance period, it is important that you use the same
engine coolant (antifreeze) throughout the life of your
vehicle.
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Please review these recommendations for using Hybrid Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to mainOrganic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant tain the proper level of protection against freezing according to the temperatures occurring in the area where
(antifreeze). When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
the vehicle is operated.
• The manufacturer recommends using MOPAR威
Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types will
HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or decrease the life of the engine coolant (antifreeze) and
will require more frequent coolant changes.
equivalent.
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% HOAT engine coolant
and distilled water. Use higher concentrations (not to
exceed 70%) if temperatures below ⫺34°F (⫺37°C) are
anticipated.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
coolant (antifreeze) and to ensure that engine coolant
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
recovery bottle.
• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized water when mixing the water/engine coolant The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
engine cooling system.
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WARNING!
• The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on
the cooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution. Never add engine coolant (antifreeze)
when the engine is overheated. Do not loosen or
remove the cap to cool an overheated engine. Heat
causes pressure to build up in the cooling system.
To prevent scalding or injury, do not remove the
pressure cap while the system is hot or under
pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
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rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children do not store ethylene glycol-based
engine coolant (antifreeze) in open containers or allow it
to remain in puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child
or pet, seek emergency assistance immediately. Clean up
any ground spills immediately.
Coolant Level
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for
determining that the coolant level is adequate. With the
engine idling and warm to normal operating temperature, the level of the engine coolant (antifreeze) in the
bottle should be between the “ADD” and “FULL” lines
shown on the bottle.
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is the coolant freeze point or replacing the engine coolant
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check (antifreeze). Advise your service attendant of this. As
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
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long as the engine operating temperature is satisfactory, • Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in
the coolant bottle need only be checked once a month.
the coolant recovery bottle. If engine coolant (antifreeze) needs to be added, the contents of the coolant
When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
recovery bottle must also be protected against freezmaintain the proper level, it should be added to the
ing.
coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
Points to Remember
required, or if the level in the coolant recovery bottle
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
does not drop when the engine cools, the cooling
kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
system should be pressure tested for leaks.
from the front of the engine compartment. This is nor• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at
mally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
50% HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze) (minimum)
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporand distilled water for proper corrosion protection of
ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
your engine which contains aluminum components.
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
• Make sure that the radiator and coolant recovery
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
bottle overflow hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
• Do not overfill the coolant recovery bottle.
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• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean.
• Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
result in unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze)
performance, poor gas mileage, and increased
emissions.
Brake System
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be inspected periodically.
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
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WARNING!
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly an accident. Driving with your foot resting
or riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. You would not have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
Brake Master Cylinder
The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked
when performing under hood services, or immediately if
the “Brake Warning Light” is on.
Be sure to clean the top of the master cylinder area before
removing the cap. If necessary, add fluid to bring the
fluid level up to the requirements described on the brake
fluid reservoir. Fluid level can be expected to fall as the
brake pads wear. The brake fluid level should be checked
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when the pads are replaced. However, low fluid level
may be caused by a leak and a checkup may be needed.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a manual
transmission , the brake fluid reservoir supplies fluid to
both the brake system and the clutch release system. The
two systems are separated in the reservoir, and a leak in
one system will not affect the other system. The manual
transmission clutch release system should not require
fluid replacement during the life of the vehicle. If the
brake fluid reservoir is low and the brake system does
not indicate any leaks or other problems, it may be a
result of a leak in the hydraulic clutch release system. See
your local authorized dealer for service.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information. Using the wrong type of brake fluid
can severely damage your brake system and/or
impair its performance. The proper type of brake
fluid for your vehicle is also labeled on the original factory installed hydraulic master cylinder
reservoir.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that
has been in a tightly closed container. Keep the
master cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times.
Brake fluid in a open container absorbs moisture
from the air resulting in a lower boiling point.
This may cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard
or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake
failure. This could result in a accident.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing
the brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also
damage painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be
taken to avoid its contact with these surfaces.
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate the brake fluid. Brake seal components could
be damaged, causing partial or complete brake
failure. This could result in an accident.
(Continued)
CAUTION!
Use of improper brake fluids will affect overall
clutch system performance. Improper brake fluids
may damage the clutch system resulting in loss of
clutch function and the ability to shift the transmission.
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Automatic Transmission (CVT) – If Equipped
CAUTION! (Continued)
Selection Of Lubricant
• Using a transmission fluid other than the manuIt is important that the proper lubricant is used in the
facturer’s recommended fluid will cause belt slip
transmission to assure optimum transmission perforand result in a complete transmission failure!
mance. Use only the manufacturer’s recommended transRefer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts”
mission fluid which has been formulated with special
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
metal to metal friction coefficient additives to provide the
information.
proper steel belt traction on the drive and driven pulleys.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in Fluid Level Check
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
The fluid level in the automatic transmission should be
checked only by a trained technician.
CAUTION!
• Do not use chemical flushes in your transmission
as the chemicals can damage your transmission
components. Such damage is not covered by the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Fluid And Filter Changes
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
Special Additives
Do not add any materials (other than leak detection dyes)
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(CVTF+4威). CVTF+4威 is an engineered product and its the vehicle. Fluid changes are not necessary unless lubriperformance may be impaired by supplemental cant has become contaminated with water.
additives.
NOTE: If contaminated with water, the fluid should be
changed immediately.
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion
Lubricant Selection
Use only the manufacturers recommended transmission
Protection of Body and Paint from Corrosion
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geo“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
graphic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
Fluid Level Check
passable in snow and ice and those that are sprayed on
Check the fluid level by removing the fill plug. The fluid trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are highly
level should be between the bottom of the fill hole and a corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking,
point not more than 3/16 in (4.7 mm) below the bottom which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants,
of the hole.
road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will
Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level.
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and underFrequency Of Fluid Change
body protection.
Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at
the factory will give satisfactory lubrication for the life of
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The following maintenance recommendations will enable Washing
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your veresistance built into your vehicle.
hicle in the shade using MOPAR威 Car Wash or a mild
What Causes Corrosion?
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
clear water.
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
• If insects, tar or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use MOPAR威 Super Kleen Bug
The most common causes of corrosion are:
and Tar Remover or equivalent to remove.
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR威
• Stone and gravel impact.
Cleaner Wax or equivalent to remove road film, stains
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
and to protect your paint finish. Take care never to
scratch the paint.
• Salt in the air near sea coast localities.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint
finish.
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CAUTION!
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder, which will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
• Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi
(8 274 kPa) can result in damage or removal of
paint and decals.
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• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
considered the responsibility of the owner.
• If your vehicle is damaged due to an accident or
similar cause which destroys the paint and protective
coating, have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of the owner.
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well
• If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
packaged and sealed.
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
a month.
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
of the doors, rocker panels and trunk be kept clear and • Use MOPAR威 Touch Up Paint or equivalent on
scratches as soon as possible. Your authorized dealer
open.
has touch up paint to match the color of your vehicle.
Special Care
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Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR威 Total Clean or a mild
All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove the
chrome-plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly with
stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion. To remove
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR威 Multi-Purpose
heavy soil, use MOPAR威 Wheel Cleaner or select a
Cleaner or a high quality cleaner, to a clean, damp
nonabrasive, non-acidic cleaner. Do not use scouring
cloth and remove the stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to
pads, steel wool, a bristle brush or metal polishes. Only
remove soap residue.
MOPAR威 cleaners or equivalent are recommended. Do
not use oven cleaner. Avoid automatic car washes that • Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of
protectants on Stain Repel products.
use acidic solutions or harsh brushes that may damage
the wheels’ protective finish.
Interior Care
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure – If
Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to clean fabric
Equipped
upholstery and carpeting.
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following manUse MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to clean vinyl
ner:
upholstery.
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting
MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent is specifically recomwith a clean, dry towel.
mended for leather upholstery.
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
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Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
cleaning with a damp, soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
and MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent. Care should be
taken to avoid soaking your leather upholstery with any
liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids,
solvents, detergents, or ammonia based cleaners to clean
your leather upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not required to maintain the original condition.
WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas, they may cause respiratory harm.
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Cleaning Headlights
Your vehicle has plastic headlights that are lighter and
less susceptible to stone breakage than glass headlights.
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and, therefore,
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution followed by rinsing.
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
Glass Surfaces
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with MOPAR威 Glass Cleaner or any commercial
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear window equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear
quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do
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not use scrapers or other sharp instruments which may
scratch the elements. When cleaning the rearview mirror,
spray cleaner on the towel or rag that you are using. Do
not spray cleaner directly on the mirror.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
Instrument Panel Cover
The instrument panel cover has a low glare surface which
minimizes reflections on the windshield. Do not use
protectants or other products which may cause undesirable reflections. Use soap and warm water to restore the
low glare surface.
1. Clean with a wet, soft rag. A mild soap solution may
be used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean, damp
rag.
Instrument Panel Bezels
Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye or clean the seat belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
CAUTION!
When installing hanging air fresheners in your vehicle, read the installation instructions carefully.
Some air fresheners will damage the finish of
painted or decorated parts if allowed to directly
contact any surface.
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
If the seat belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or
lukewarm water. Do not remove the seat belts from the
car to wash them.
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Replace the seat belts if they appear frayed or worn or if
the buckles do not work properly.
Dry with a soft cloth.
FUSES
Integrated Power Module (IPM)
The Integrated Power Module (IPM) is located in the
engine compartment near the air cleaner assembly. This
center contains cartridge fuses and mini-fuses. A label
that identifies each component may be printed on the
inside of the cover. Refer to “Engine Compartment” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Integrated Power Module
Cavity Cartridge
MiniFuse
Fuse
1
Empty
2
15 Amp
Lt Blue
Description
Empty
AWD/4WD ECU
Feed
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Cavity Cartridge
MiniFuse
Fuse
3
10 Amp
Red
4
10 Amp
Red
5
20 Amp
Yellow
6
10 Amp
Red
7
30 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Green
8
9
40 Amp
Green
Description
CHMSL Brake Switch
Feed
Ignition Switch Feed/
OCM
Trailer Tow – If
Equipped
IOD Sw/Pwr Mir/
Steering Cntrl Sdar/
Hands-Free Phone –
If Equipped
IOD Sense1
Cavity Cartridge
MiniFuse
Fuse
10
20 Amp
Yellow
11
15 Amp
Lt Blue
12
20 Amp
Yellow
13
20 Amp
Yellow
14
15
IOD Sense2
16
Power Seats – If
Equipped
10 Amp
Red
40 Amp
Green
15 Amp
Lt Blue
Description
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
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Cavity Cartridge
MiniFuse
Fuse
17
10 Amp
Red
18
40 Amp
Green
19
20 Amp
Yellow
20
15 Amp
Lt Blue
21
10 Amp
Red
22
23
24
10 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Lt Blue
15 Amp
Lt Blue
Description
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
IGN RUN Heat/AC/
Compass Sensor
ENG ASD Relay Feed
3
Power Sunroof Feed –
If Equipped
Cavity Cartridge
MiniFuse
Fuse
25
10 Amp
Red
26
15 Amp
Lt Blue
27
10 Amp
Red
28
10 Amp
Red
29
30
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
31
32
30 Amp
Pink
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Description
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
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Cavity Cartridge
MiniFuse
Fuse
33
10 Amp
Red
34
30 Amp
Pink
35
40 Amp
Green
36
30 Amp
Pink
37
25 Amp
Natural
Description
ABS MOD/J1962
Conn/PCM
ABS Valve Feed
ABS Pump Feed
Headlamp/Washer
Control/Smart Glass
– If Equipped
Diesel Fuel Heater –
If Equipped
CAUTION!
• When installing the IPM cover, it is important to
ensure the cover is properly positioned and fully
latched. Failure to do so may allow water to get
into the IPM, and possibly result in an electrical
system failure.
• When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to
use only a fuse having the correct amperage rating.
The use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated
may result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it
indicates a problem in the circuit that must be
corrected.
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VEHICLE STORAGE
LIGHTS BULBS – Exterior
Bulb Number
If you will not be using your vehicle for more than Low Beam/High Beam Headlamp . . . . . . . . . . . . H13
21 days, you may want to take steps to preserve your Front Park/Turn Signal/Side Marker Lamp . . . 3157AK
battery.
Front Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PSX24W
Center
High-Mounted Stop Lamp
• Disengage the mini-fuse in the Power Distribution
(CHMSL)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LED Assembly
Center labeled IOD (Ignition Off-Draw).
Rear Tail/Stop Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157
• Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
Rear Turn Signal Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3757AK
Backup Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 921 W16W
REPLACEMENT BULBS
License Lamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W5W
All the inside bulbs are brass or glass wedge base.
Aluminum base bulbs are not approved and should not BULB REPLACEMENT
be used for replacement.
Front Headlamps, Parking, and Turn Signal
Lamps
LIGHT BULBS – Interior
Bulb Number
Front Header Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T578 NOTE: The headlamp bulb can be accessed from under
Center Dome Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T578 the hood without the removal of the inner fender well. It
Rear Cargo/Flashlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–A35LF will be necessary to remove the inner fender well to
service the park/turn signal bulb that is located toward
the outboard side of the head lamp unit.
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1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
2. Working in the appropriate wheel well, loosen the 2. Remove the front wheel and tire on the same side of
front of the splash shield, but do not fully remove it.
the vehicle as the fog lamp being serviced. Refer to
“Jacking and Tire Changing” in “What To Do In Emer3. Looking up through the front wheel well, locate the
gencies” for further information.
bulb which needs replacing. The headlamp bulb is the
inboard bulb and the park/turn signal bulb is the out- 3. Remove the three screws that secure the outboard side
board bulb.
of the front wheel house splash shield to the front fascia.
4. Disconnect the bulb electrical connector.
4. Remove the push pin fastener that secures the inboard
side of the splash shield to the front end sheet metal.
5. Grasp the bulb, twist 1/4 turn counterclockwise and
pull straight out of front lamp unit.
5. Remove the two push pin fasteners that secure the
forward edge of the splash shield to the front fascia
Fog Lamps
closure panel.
CAUTION!
Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it
with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other
oily surfaces. Shortened bulb life will result.
6. Fold the front of the splash shield rearward far enough
to access the back of the front fascia.
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7. From behind the front fascia disconnect the engine
compartment wire harness connector from the front fog
lamp bulb connector receptacle.
8. Firmly grasp the bulb by the two latch features and
squeeze them together to unlock the bulb from the back
of the front fog lamp housing.
9. Pull the bulb straight out from the keyed opening in
the housing.
Rear Tail, Turn Signal, and Backup Lamps
1. Remove the two push-pins from the tail lamp housing.
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2. Grasp the tail lamp and pull firmly to disengage the 3. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb.
lamp from the aperture panel.
4. Twist and remove socket from the lamp.
NOTE: It is not necessary to completely remove the tail
lamp unit. Once loosened from the quarter panel, there
should be enough room to service any of the bulbs.
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5. Remove the bulb from the socket and replace.
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License Lamps
1. Using a trim stick or equivalent, gently pry on the side
of the license plate lamp to release it from the liftgate.
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2. Rotate the socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise and remove from the lamp.
3. Pull the bulb from the socket.
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
The lamp is an LED assembly. See your authorized dealer
for replacement.
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FLUID CAPACITIES
Fuel (Approximate)
Engine Oil with Filter
2.0L and 2.4L Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
Cooling System *
2.0L and 2.4L Engine (MOPAR威 Engine Coolant/Antifreeze 5
Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
U.S.
13.6 Gallons
Metric
51.5 Liters
4.5 Quarts
4.26 Liters
7.2 Quarts
6.8 Liters
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs
Fuel Selection
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or equivalent.
Use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of
Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for
correct SAE grade.
MOPAR威 Engine Oil Filter or equivalent.
ZFR5F-11 (Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm])
87 Octane
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission (CVT) – If
Equipped
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 CVTF + 4威
MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed
ATF+4威 product.
MOPAR威 DOT 3, SAE J1703 should be used. If DOT 3, SAE J1703 brake
fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended
brake fluids or equivalent.
MOPAR威 Power Steering Fluid +4, MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed ATF+4威 product.
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䡵 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
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EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in bold type
must be done at the times or mileages specified to ensure
the continued proper functioning of the emissions control
system. These and all other maintenance services included in this manual, should be done to provide best
vehicle performance and reliability. More frequent maintenance may be needed for vehicles in severe operating
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The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
equipped vehicles, “Oil Change Required” will be displayed in the EVIC and a single chime will sound,
indicating that an oil change is necessary.
On Non-EVIC equipped vehicles, “Change Oil” will flash
in the instrument cluster odometer and a single chime
will sound, indicating that an oil change is necessary.
Inspection and service should also be done anytime a
malfunction is suspected.
Based on engine operation condition, the oil change
indicator message will illuminate; this means that service
NOTE: Maintenance, replacement or repair of the emisis required for your vehicle. Have your vehicle serviced
sions control devices and systems on your vehicle may be
as soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
performed by any automotive repair establishment or
individual using any automotive part that has been
certified pursuant to U.S. EPA or in the State of California, California Air Resources Board regulations.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
NOTE:
• The oil change indicator message will not monitor the
time since the last oil change. Change your vehicle’s
oil if it has been six months since your last oil change
and even if the oil change indicator message is NOT
illuminated.
• Change your engine oil more often if you drive your
vehicle off-road for an extended period of time.
• Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or six months, whichever comes first.
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“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or under “Instrument Cluster Description/Odometer/Trip Odometer” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
fully warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level
while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the
accuracy of the oil level reading. Add oil only when
the level is at or below the ADD or MIN mark.
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scheduled oil change is performed by someone other
than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by • Check the tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
damage.
referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle
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• Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the terminals
as required.
• Check the fluid levels of coolant reservoir, brake
master cylinder, power steering and transmission and
add as needed.
CAUTION!
Failure to perform the required maintenance items
may result in damage to the vehicle.
Required Maintenance Intervals
• Check all lights and other electrical items for correct Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
operation.
pages for the required maintenance intervals.
At Each Oil Change
• Change the engine oil filter.
• Inspect the brake hoses and lines.
• Check the manual transmission fluid level.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
6,000 Miles (10,000 km) or
6 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
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Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the CV joints. Perform the first inspection at 12,000 miles (20 000 km) or
12 months.
❏ Inspect exhaust system. Perform the first inspection at 12,000 miles (20 000 km) or
12 months.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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30,000 Miles (50,000 km) or
30 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
36,000 Miles (60,000 km) or 36 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
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❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Replace the spark plugs.
❏ Adjust the parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
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Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
Replace the air conditioning filter.
Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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N ❏ Rotate tires.
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Schedule
following: Dusty or off-road conditions.
Inspect the engine air cleaner filter;
replace if necessary.
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Rotate tires.
Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
Replace the air conditioning filter.
Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect exhaust system.
Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change the manual transmission fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: trailer
towing, 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).
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54,000 Miles (90,000 km) or
54 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
60,000 Miles (100,000 km) or 60 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the
following: Dusty or off-road conditions.
Inspect the engine air cleaner filter;
replace if necessary.
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Rotate tires.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Replace the spark plugs.
Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
Adjust the parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
Replace the air conditioning filter.
Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter if using your vehicle for any of the
following: police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Flush and replace the engine coolant at 60 months if not done at 102,000 miles
(170 000 km).
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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78,000 Miles (130,000 km) or
78 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
84,000 Miles (140,000 km) or 84 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
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Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change the manual transmission fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: trailer
towing, 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).
❏ Replace the spark plugs.
❏ Inspect and replace PCV valve if
necessary. †
❏ Adjust the parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
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102,000 Miles (170,000 km) or
102 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Flush and replace the engine coolant.
❏ Flush and replace the engine coolant if
not done at 60 months.
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108,000 Miles (180,000 km) or 108 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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120,000 Miles (200,000 km) or 120 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
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Rotate tires.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Replace the spark plugs.
Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
Adjust the parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
Replace the air conditioning filter.
Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect exhaust system.
Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter.
❏ Replace the accessory drive belt(s).
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
126,000 Miles (210,000 km) or
126 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
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132,000 Miles (220,000 km) or 132 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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144,000 Miles (240,000 km) or 144 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change the manual transmission fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: trailer
towing, 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).
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150 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Replace the spark plugs.
❏ Adjust the parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
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WARNING!
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• You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform
a service job, take your vehicle to a competent
mechanic.
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your
vehicle could result in a component malfunction
and effect vehicle handling and performance. This
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䡵 Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your
Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or
Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . 459
▫ Prepare For The Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . 457
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
䡵 Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
䡵 MOPAR威 Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
䡵 If You Need Assistance
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
䡵 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center . . . . . 458
▫ In The 50 United States And Washington,
D.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . 458
▫ In Mexico Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
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䡵 Publication Order Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463
䡵 Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire
Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462
▫ Temperature Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463
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the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many authorized dealers, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
Prepare For The Appointment
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
If you’re having warranty work done, be sure to have the
for an appointment.
right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service The manufacturer and its authorized dealers are vitally
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
service history. This can often provide a clue to the with our products and services.
current problem.
Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
Prepare A List
We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the authorized dealer. They know your vehicle the best, and
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the service. The manufacturer’s authorized dealers have the
service advisor know.
facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items and you must have your correctly and in a timely manner.
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
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This is why you should always talk to an authorized • Vehicle delivery date and mileage
dealer’s service manager first. Most matters can be reChrysler Group LLC Customer Center
solved with this process.
P.O. Box 21–8004
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer- Phone: (800) 423–6343
ship. They want to know if you need assistance.
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
• If an authorized dealership is unable to resolve the P.O. Box 1621
concern, you may contact the manufacturer’s customer Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
center.
Phone: (800) 465–2001
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer cen- In Mexico contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
ter should include the following information:
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
• Owner’s name and address
Mexico, D. F.
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
• Authorized dealership name
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer
center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require
assistance can use the special needs relay service offered
by Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter users, dial 711
and for Voice callers, dial 1 800 855-0511 to connect with
a Bell Relay Service operator.
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the manufacturer’s service contracts. If you purchased a
manufacturer’s service contract, you will receive Plan
Provisions and an Owner Identification Card in the mail
within three weeks of the vehicle delivery date. If you
have any questions about the service contract, call the
manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer Hotline at 1-800-521-9922 (Canadian residents, call 1-800-4852001).
The manufacturer will not stand behind any service
contract that is not the manufacturer’s service contract. It
is not responsible for any service contract other than the
manufacturer’s service contract. If you purchased a service contract that is not a manufacturer’s service contract,
and you require service after the manufacturer’s New
Service Contract
Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, please refer to the
You may have purchased a service contract for a vehicle contract documents, and contact the person listed in
to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected those documents.
repairs after the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited
Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only
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We appreciate that you have made a major investment
when you purchased the vehicle. An authorized dealer
has also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
the ownership experience. You’ll be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain
vehicle components contain, or emit, chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects, or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain
products of component wear contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
MOPAR姞 PARTS
MOPAR威 fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
available from an authorized dealer. They are recommended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle
operating at its best.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the
manufacturer.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
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.
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Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations
and Recalls, 2780 Sheffield Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1B
3V9.
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
To order the following manuals, you may use either the
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, MasTo contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety tercard, American Express, and Discover orders are acHotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424– cepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: for an order form.
Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
West Building, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also NOTE: A street address is required when ordering
obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
http://www.safercar.gov.
• Service Manuals
In Canada
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
information that students and professional technicians
should contact the Customer Service Department immeneed in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving,
diately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
maintaining, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group
defect to the Canadian government should write to:
LLC vehicles. A complete working knowledge of the
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acquaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC vehicles. Included are starting, operating, emergency
and maintenance procedures as well as specifications,
capabilities and safety tips.
vehicle, system, and/or components is written in
straightforward language with illustrations, diagrams,
and charts.
• Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams, charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals make it easy for students and technicians
to find and fix problems on computer-controlled vehicle systems and features. They show exactly how to
find and correct problems the first time, using step-bystep troubleshooting and drivability procedures,
proven diagnostic tests and a complete list of all tools
and equipment.
Call toll free at:
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
• www.techauthority.com
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
These Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the The following tire grading categories were established by
assistance of service and engineering specialists to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
• Owner’s Manuals
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in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions
on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
your vehicle.
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction perforAll passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety
mance.
requirements in addition to these grades.
Treadwear
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half
times as well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
Traction Grades
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
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grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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INDEX
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 409
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . 400
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402,403
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276,280,402
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57,68
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66,71,87,194
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,64,67,68
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . 61,64,68
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Antenna, Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259,269
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . 408,433,434
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Anti-Theft Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . 17
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Assistance Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,30
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . 280
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . 12,293,298,373,416
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
Interlock System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
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Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . 24
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Beverage Cooler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310,413
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311,314
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
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Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310,413
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . 84
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89,427
Capacities, Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . 433
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392,399
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86,352
Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Cargo Compartment
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
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Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Cargo Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99,275
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 432
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Check Engine Light
(Malfunction Indicator Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203,394
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Child Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218,233,235,238,247
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Clutch Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Coin Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) . . . . . . . . . 262
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433,434
Cooler, Beverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408,411
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
INDEX
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410,412
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87,278,283
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Dipsticks
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
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Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Door Opener, Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Driver’s Seat Back Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Driving
On Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Electronic Stability Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . 155
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Electronic Stability Program (ESP) . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . 206
Emergency, In Case of
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . 394,438
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86,352
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397,433,434
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392,399
Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . 68
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36,86,352
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86,405
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Filler Location Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400,434
Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89,200,429
Flat Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . 434
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147,201,428
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Folding Rear Seat (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Front Position Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348,434
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193,353
Filler Door (Gas Cap)
Gasoline . . . . . . . . .
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . .
Light . . . . . . . . . . . .
Octane Rating . . . . .
Requirements . . . . . .
Tank Capacity . . . . .
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Garage Door Opener (HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . 353,355,393
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348,433
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
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472
INDEX
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . . 148
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Hill Start Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Hands-Free Phone (Uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
HomeLink威 (Garage Door Opener) Transmitter . . . 158
Hazard
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or
Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372 Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427 Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421 Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Gearshift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,127,348
General Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Glove Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356,357
INDEX
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190,192
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Instrument Panel Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374,376
Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Key, Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
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Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Keyless Entry System (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Liftgate (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Liftgate Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89,427
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89,146
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66,71,87,194
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
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Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . . 318
Engine Temperature Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147,201,428
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . 203
Map Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,201
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . . 203
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89,146,148,429
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . 192
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355,357
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Locks
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
INDEX
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Maintenance, General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) . . 203,394
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
Manual Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293,296,417
Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Frequency of Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
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Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395,460
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64,69
Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . 37,60,61,64,68
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197,199
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397,433
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
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Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Phone, Hands-Free (Uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . 326
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . 168
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417 Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308 Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398,433
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393,394
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192,372
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . 4,461
INDEX
Radio, Satellite (Uconnect威 studios) . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Rear Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
Rear Liftgate (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Rear Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Remote Control
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Remote Keyless Entry (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . 273
Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
477
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
Resetting Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Restraint, Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74,80
Restraints, Infant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Retractable Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259,269
Satellite Radio (Uconnect威 studios) . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
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Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Adjustable Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . 44
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Seat Belts (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Rear Folding (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Seatback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Tilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459
Service Engine Soon Light
(Malfunction Indicator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218,233,235,238,247
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Shift Speeds, Manual Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Side Window Demisters (Defrosters) . . . . . . . . . . 286
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89,200,429
Slippery Surfaces, Driving On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
INDEX
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333,374
Specifications
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . 155,199
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Speedometer and Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Steering
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . 273
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Storage Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
479
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Sun Visor Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . 57
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Taillights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . 280
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . 192,373
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Tie Down Hooks, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . 326
Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
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Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89,330,462
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Flat Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326,327
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321,330
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
24-Hour Towing Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Towing Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
INDEX
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Trailer Towing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,293,298,416
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293,296
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Selection of Lubricant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
Transmission
Range Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Transmitter Battery Service
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLink威) . . 158
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
481
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Trip Odometer Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148,200,429
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Uconnect™ (Hands-Free Phone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Understanding Your Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . 189
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector . . . 262
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327,355,357
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285,427
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Vehicle Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . 17 Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Warning Lights
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
(Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460 Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87,278,283
Washer, Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404 Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151,152
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151,404
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418 Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
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