Chrysler SRT8 2012 Owner`s manual

2012 Grand Cherokee
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
12WK741-126-AA
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2012
First Edition
Grand Cherokee
SRT8
Printed in U.S.A.
3/10/11 1:09 PM
VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name
Chrysler Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the
name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood
alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking driver,
call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of features and equipment that are either standard or optional on
this vehicle. This manual may also include a description of
features and equipment that are no longer available or were
not ordered on this vehicle. Please disregard any features
and equipment described in this manual that are not on this
vehicle.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes in
design and specifications, and/or make additions to or
improvements to its products without imposing any obligation upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your
perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower,
and your judgment is impaired when you have been
drinking. Never drink and then drive.
Copyright © 2011 Chrysler Group LLC
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 533
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 549
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 559
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INTRODUCTION
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CONTENTS
䡵 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
䡵 Rollover Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Vehicle Identification Number
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䡵 How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 䡵 Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
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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.
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.
ROLLOVER WARNING
Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate
than other types of vehicles. This vehicle has a higher
ground clearance and a higher center of gravity than
many passenger cars. It is capable of performing better in
a wide variety of off-road applications. Driven in an
unsafe manner, all vehicles can go out of control. Because
of the higher center of gravity, if this vehicle is out of
control it may roll over when some other vehicles may
NOTE:
After reviewing the owner information, it not.
should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referenc- Do not attempt sharp turns, abrupt maneuvers, or other
ing and remain with the vehicle when sold.
unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle
This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint
you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle.
It is supplemented by Warranty Information, and various
customer-oriented documents. Please take the time to
read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
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control. Failure to operate this vehicle safely may result seat belts could cut the highway death toll by 10,000 or
in a collision, rollover of the vehicle, and severe or fatal more each year and could reduce disabling injuries by
two million annually. In a rollover crash, an unbelted
injury. Drive carefully.
person is significantly more likely to die than a person
wearing a seat belt. Always buckle up.
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.
Rollover Warning Label
Consult the following table for a description of the
Failure to use the driver and passenger seat belts pro- symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
vided is a major cause of severe or fatal injury. In fact, the this Owner’s Manual:
U.S. government notes that the universal use of existing
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INTRODUCTION 7
vehicle. Save this label for a convenient record of your
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This Owner’s Manual contains WARNINGS against op- vehicle identification number and optional equipment.
erating procedures that could result in a collision or
bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you
do not read this entire manual, you may miss important
information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on a
plate located on the left front corner of the instrument
panel pad, visible from outside of the vehicle through the
windshield. This number also is stamped into the right
front body, behind the right front seat. Move the right
front seat forward to allow better viewing of the stamped
VIN. This number also appears on the Automobile Information Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your
VIN Location
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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 a accident resulting in serious injury or
death.
Right Front Body VIN Location
NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
䡵 Vehicle Security Alarm — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 18
▫ Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
▫ Rearming The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
▫ Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
▫ Removing Key Fob From Ignition . . . . . . . . . . 14
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
▫ Tamper Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
䡵 Sentry Key威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
䡵 Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
䡵 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
▫ To Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . 24
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
䡵 Liftgate
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 24
▫ Liftgate Flipper Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
▫ Power Liftgate — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
䡵 Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 27 䡵 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
䡵 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions . . . . 52
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . 55
▫ Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
▫ Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . 56
䡵 Keyless Enter-N-Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . 57
䡵 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
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▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
▫ Supplemental Active Head Restraints
(AHR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
▫ Seat Belt Lock Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . 65
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
▫ Supplemental Restraint System
(SRS) — Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
▫ Advanced Front Air Bag Features . . . . . . . . . . 68
▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . 72
䡵 Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . 93
䡵 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system
consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and a Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) with
integral ignition switch. You can insert the Key Fob into
the ignition switch with either side up.
Keyless Enter-N-Go Feature
This vehicle is equipped with the Keyless Enter-N-Go
feature, refer to “Starting Procedures” in “Starting And
Operating” for further information.
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
The Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) operates similar to an
ignition switch. It has four operating positions, three of
which are detented and one spring-loaded. The detented
positions are OFF, ACC, and ON/RUN. The START
position is a spring-loaded momentary contact position.
When released from the START position, the switch
automatically returns to the detented ON/RUN position.
NOTE: With the Keyless Enter-N-Go feature, the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will display the
ignition switch position (OFF/ACC/RUN). Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
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Key Fob
The Key Fob operates the ignition switch. Insert the
square end of the key fob into the ignition switch located
on the instrument panel and rotate to the desired position. It also contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in the
rear of the Key Fob.
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
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2
3
4
— OFF
— ACC (ACCESSORY)
— ON/RUN
— START
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle on
the driver’s side should the battery in the vehicle or the
RKE transmitter go dead. The emergency key is also for
locking the glove box. You can keep the emergency key
with you when valet parking.
NOTE: Entering a vehicle using the emergency key with
the theft alarm armed, will result in the alarm sounding.
Insert the Key Fob (even if the Key Fob battery is dead)
into the ignition switch to disarm theft alarm.
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To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch With the Keyless Enter-N-Go feature, the EVIC will
at the top of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and display the ignition switch position “OFF/ACC/RUN”.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”
then pull the key out with your other hand.
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
NOTE:
• If you try to remove the Key Fob before you place the
shift lever in PARK, it may become trapped temporarily in the ignition switch. If this occurs, place the shift
lever in PARK, rotate the key to the right slightly, then
remove the Key Fob as described. If a malfunction
occurs, the system will trap the key in the ignition
switch to warn you that this safety feature is inoperEmergency Key Removal
able. The engine can be started and stopped, but the
NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key
Key Fob cannot be removed until you obtain service.
into the lock cylinders with either side up.
• The power window switches, radio, power sunroof (if
Removing Key Fob From Ignition
equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up
Place the shift lever in PARK. Turn the Key Fob to the
to 10 minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the
OFF position and then remove the Key Fob.
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OFF 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.
CAUTION!
• If your vehicle battery becomes low or dead, your
Key Fob will become locked in the ignition.
• Do not attempt to remove the Key Fob while in
this condition, damage could occur to the Key Fob
or ignition module. Only remove the emergency
key for locking and unlocking the doors.
• Leave the Key Fob in the ignition and either:
• Jump Start the vehicle.
• Charge the battery.
WARNING!
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, and
do not leave Keyless Enter-N-Go in the ACC or
ON/RUN mode. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
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CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove Key Fob from the ignition and lock all doors
when leaving the vehicle unattended.
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.
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
The system uses the factory-mated Key Fob with Remote
Opening the driver’s door when the Key Fob is in the
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and Wireless Ignition
ignition and the ignition switch position is OFF or ACC,
Node (WIN) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation.
sounds a signal to remind you to remove the Key Fob.
Therefore, only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
NOTE: The Key-In-Ignition reminder only sounds vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle. The
when the Key Fob is placed in the OFF or ACC ignition system will shut the engine off in two seconds if an
invalid Key Fob is used to start the engine.
position.
With the Keyless Enter-N-Go feature, opening the driver’s door when the vehicle’s ignition switch is placed in
ACC or ON/RUN (engine stopped) will cause the reminder chime to sound. Refer to “Starting Procedures” in
“Starting And Operating” for further information.
After turning the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three
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 light begins to flash after
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the bulb check, it indicates that someone used an invalid Replacement Keys
Key Fob to start the engine. Either of these conditions will
NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
result in the engine being shut off after two seconds.
vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the
If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10 sec- cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
onds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics.
CAUTION!
Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as
possible by an authorized dealer.
• Always remove the Key Fobs from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unatCAUTION!
tended.
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer system is not compat• With Keyless Enter-N-Go, always remember to
ible with some after-market remote starting systems.
place the ignition in OFF.
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).
All of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
required for authorized dealer replacement of Key Fobs.
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Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an autho- • This device must accept any interference that may be
rized dealer, this procedure consists of programming a
received, including interference that may cause undeblank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key Fob
sired operation.
is one that has never been programmed.
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key威 Immobilizer This Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors,
system serviced, bring all vehicle Key Fobs with you to liftgate, liftgate flipper glass, and ignition for unauthorthe authorized dealer.
ized operation. When the alarm is activated, the interior
switches for door locks, power liftgate and flipper glass
Customer Key Programming
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be are disabled. The Vehicle Security Alarm provides both
audio and visual signals, the horn will sound, the headperformed at an authorized dealer.
lights will turn on, park lamps and/or turn signals will
General Information
flash repeatedly for three minutes. If the disturbance is
The Sentry Key威 system complies with FCC rules Part 15 still present (driver’s door, passenger door, other doors,
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is ignition) after three minutes, the headlights, park lamps
subject to the following conditions:
and/or turn signals will flash for an additional 15 minutes.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
NOTE: The Panic and Security alarms are quite different. Please take a moment to activate the Panic and the
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Security modes to hear the differences in the horn. In case • For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go,
one should go off in the future, you will need to know make sure the vehicle ignition system is ⬙OFF⬙ and the
which mode has been activated in order to deactivate it. key is physically removed from the ignition.
Rearming The System
If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn off the
horn after three minutes, turn off all of the visual signals
after 15 minutes, and then the Vehicle Security Alarm will
rearm itself.
2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the
vehicle:
• Press LOCK on the interior power door lock switch
with the driver and/or passenger door open.
• Press the LOCK button on the exterior Passive Entry
Door Handle with a valid Key Fob available in the same
To Arm The System
exterior zone (refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go⬙ in ⬙Things To
Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security Alarm:
Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for further informa1. Remove the key from the ignition system (refer to tion).
⬙Starting Procedures⬙ in ⬙Starting And Operating⬙ for
• Press the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry
further information).
(RKE) transmitter.
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go, make
3. If any doors are open, close them.
sure the vehicle ignition system is ⬙OFF⬙.
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NOTE:
To Disarm The System
The Vehicle Security Alarm can be disarmed using any of • The driver’s door key cylinder and the liftgate button
the following methods:
on the RKE transmitter cannot arm or disarm the
Vehicle Security Alarm.
• Press the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
• The Vehicle Security Alarm remains armed during
power liftgate entry. Pressing the liftgate button will
• Grasp the Passive Entry Unlock Door Handle (if
not disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm. If someone
equipped, refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go⬙ in ⬙Things To
enters the vehicle through the liftgate and opens any
Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for further infordoor the alarm will sound.
mation).
• When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior
• Cycle the vehicle ignition system out of the OFF
power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.
position.
The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go,
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
press the Keyless Enter-N-Go Start/Stop button
system will give you a false alarm. If one of the previ(requires at least one valid Key Fob in the vehicle).
ously described arming sequences has occurred, the
• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go, Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of whether
insert a valid key into the ignition switch and turn
the key to the ON position.
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you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle
and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs,
disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
This feature also turns on the approach lighting in the
outside mirrors (if equipped). Refer to “Mirrors” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery
becomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security Alarm will The lights will fade to off after approximately 30 seconds
remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition
exterior lights will flash, the horn will sound. If this switch is turned to ON/RUN from the OFF position.
occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
NOTE:
Tamper Alert
• The front courtesy overhead console and door courtesy lights do not turn on if the dimmer control is in
If something has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in
your absence, the horn will sound three times and the
the ⬙Dome ON⬙ position (extreme top position).
exterior lights blink three times when you unlock the
• The Illuminated Entry system will not operate if the
doors. Check the vehicle for tampering.
dimmer control is in the “Dome defeat” position
(extreme bottom position).
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock the
doors or open any door.
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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and
liftgate, or activate the panic alarm, from distances up to
approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a hand-held Key Fob
with RKE transmitter. The RKE transmitter does not need
to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the system.
NOTE: Inserting the Key Fob with RKE transmitter into
the ignition switch disables the system from responding
to any button presses from that RKE transmitter. Driving
at speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above disables the system
from responding to all RKE transmitter buttons for all
RKE transmitters.
Key Fob With Five-Button RKE Transmitter
To Unlock The Doors
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door or twice to
unlock all doors. The turn signal lamps will flash to
acknowledge the unlock signal. The illuminated entry
system will also turn on.
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Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go” under “Things To Know Illuminated Approach
This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter.
Remote Unlock Sequence
The time for this feature is programmable on vehicles
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
the driver’s door or all doors, on the first press of the
(EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the
(EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Feacurrent setting, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
tures)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
Center
(EVIC)/Personal
Settings
(Customerfurther information.
Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your InTo Lock The Doors
strument Panel” for further information.
Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitFlash Lamps With Lock
ter to lock all doors. The turn signal lamps will flash and
This feature will cause the turn signal lamps to flash
the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal.
when the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE
transmitter. This feature can be turned on or off. To Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go” under “Things To Know
change the current setting, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
are locked with the RKE transmitter or the Passive Entry
feature. The horn chirp feature can be turned on or off. To
change the current setting, refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Using The Panic Alarm
To turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, press and hold
the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one
second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, the
headlights turn on, the park lamps will flash, the horn
will pulse on and off, and the interior lights will turn on.
NOTE: The interior lights will turn off if you turn the
ignition switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while
the Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lamps
and horn will remain on.
Programming Additional Transmitters
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
performed at an authorized dealer.
Transmitter Battery Replacement
The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
battery.
NOTE:
• Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless • Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back
housing or the printed circuit board.
you turn it off by either pressing the PANIC button a
second time, or drive the vehicle at a speed of 15 mph
(24 km/h) or greater.
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1. Remove the emergency key by sliding the mechanical
latch at the top of the RKE transmitter sideways with
your thumb and then pull the key out with your other
hand.
2. Insert the tip of the emergency key or a #2 flat blade
screwdriver into the slot and gently pry the two halves of
the RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage the
seal during removal.
Emergency Key Removal
Inserting Emergency Key Into Slot
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4. To assemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two
halves together.
General Information
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Separating RKE Transmitter
3. Remove and replace the battery. When replacing the
battery, match the + sign on the battery to the + sign on
the inside of the battery clip, located on the back cover.
Avoid touching the new battery with your fingers. Skin
oils may cause battery deterioration. If you touch a
battery, clean it with rubbing alcohol.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
distance, check for these two conditions:
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1. A weak battery in the RKE transmitter. The expected How To Use Remote Start
All of the following conditions must be met before the
life of the battery is a minimum of three years.
engine will remote start:
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radios. • Shift lever in PARK
• Doors closed
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry • Hood closed
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conve- • Liftgate/Flipper Glass closed
niently from outside the vehicle while still • Hazard switch off
maintaining security. The system has a range of
• Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
approximately 300 ft (91 m).
• Ignition key removed from ignition switch
NOTE:
• The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic • Battery at an acceptable charge level
transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
• RKE PANIC button not pressed
• Obstructions between the vehicle and RKE transmitter • System not disabled from previous remote start event
may reduce this range.
• Vehicle theft alarm not active
• Ignition in Off position for Keyless Enter-N-Go vehicle
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WARNING!
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or
confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious
injury or death when inhaled.
• Keep Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters
away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls
could cause serious injury or death.
• Remote Start Aborted — Hood Ajar
• Remote Start Aborted — Fuel Low
• Remote Start Aborted — Liftgate Ajar
• Remote Start Disabled — Start Vehicle To Reset
The EVIC message stays active until the ignition is turned
to the ON/RUN position.
To Enter Remote Start Mode
Press and release the REMOTE START button
on the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds. The vehicle doors will lock, the parking
Remote Start Abort Message On Electronic Vehicle
lights will flash and the horn will chirp twice (if
Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped
programmed). Then, the engine will start and the vehicle
The following messages will display in the EVIC if the will remain in the Remote Start mode for a 15 minute
vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start prema- cycle.
turely:
• Remote Start Aborted — Door Ajar
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NOTE:
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
• If an engine fault is present or fuel level is low, the Vehicle
vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds. Press and release the REMOTE START button one time or
allow the engine to run for the entire 15 minute cycle.
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shutdowns, the system
Remote Start mode.
will disable the one time press of the REMOTE START
• For security, power window and power sunroof opbutton for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote
eration (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is
Start request.
in the Remote Start mode.
To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
• The engine can be started two consecutive times with
Before the end of 15 minute cycle, press and release the
the RKE transmitter. However, the ignition must be
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock the
cycled by pushing the START/STOP button twice (or
doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON/RUN
equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15 minute cycle,
position) before you can repeat the start sequence for a
press and release the START/STOP button. If the
third cycle.
START/STOP button is not present, insert the Key Fob
into the ignition switch and turn the switch to the
ON/RUN position.
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remote start is activated. These features will stay on
NOTE:
• For vehicles not equipped with the Keyless Enter- through the duration of remote start or until the ignition
N-Go feature, the ignition switch must be in the switch is turned to the ON/RUN position.
ON/RUN position in order to drive the vehicle.
The Remote Start Comfort System can be activated and
• For vehicles not equipped with the Keyless Enter- deactivated through the Electronic Vehicle Information
N-Go feature, the message “Remote Start Active — Center (EVIC). For more information on Remote Start
Insert Key and Turn To Run” will display in the EVIC Comfort System operation refer to “Electronic Vehicle
until you insert the key. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable
Features (SETUP)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Information Center (EVIC)” for further information.
Panel”.
• For vehicles equipped with the Keyless Enter-N-Go
feature, the message “Remote Start Active — Push DOOR LOCKS
Start Button” will display in the EVIC until you push The power door locks can be manually locked from
the START button.
inside the vehicle by using the door lock knob. To lock
each door, push the door lock knob on each door trim
Remote Start Comfort Systems — If Equipped
When remote start is activated, the heated steering panel downward. To unlock the front doors, pull the
wheel, and driver heated seat features will automatically inside door handle to the first detent. To unlock the rear
turn on in cold weather. In warm weather, the driver doors, pull the door lock knob on the door trim panel
vented seat feature will automatically turn on when the upward. If the lock knob is down when the door is
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 31
closed, the door will lock. Therefore, make sure the key is
not inside the vehicle before closing the door.
Manual Door Lock Knob
WARNING!
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
accident, lock the vehicle doors when you drive, as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, and
do not leave Keyless Enter-N-Go in the ACC or
ON/RUN mode. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
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If you press the door lock switch while the Key Fob is in
Power Door Locks
The power door lock switch is located on each front door the ignition switch and the driver’s door is open, the
panel. Press the switch to lock or unlock the doors.
doors will not lock.
If a rear door is locked, it cannot be opened from inside
the vehicle without first unlocking the door. The door
may be unlocked manually by raising the lock knob.
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
The auto door lock feature default condition is disabled.
When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically
when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). The
auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by your
authorized dealer per written request of the customer.
Please see your authorized dealer for service.
Power Door Lock Switch
If the lock knob is down when the door is closed, the door
will lock. Therefore, make sure the Key Fob is not inside
the vehicle before closing the door.
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3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the opposite rear door.
Automatic Unlock On Exit Feature — If Equipped
If Auto Unlock is enabled, this feature will unlock all the
doors when the driver’s door is opened if the vehicle is
stopped and in PARK or NEUTRAL. Refer to “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear
Doors
To provide a safer environment for small children riding
in the rear seats, the rear doors are equipped with
Child-Protection Door Lock system.
To Engage Or Disengage The Child-Protection
Door Lock System
1. Open the rear door.
2. Insert the tip of the emergency key into the lock and
rotate to the LOCK or UNLOCK position.
Child-Protection Door Lock Location
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NOTE: For emergency exit from the rear seats when the
Child-Protection Door Lock System is engaged, manually
raise the door lock knob to the unlocked position, roll
down the window, and open the door using the outside
door handle.
KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO
The Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the
vehicle’s Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system and a
feature of Keyless Enter-N-Go. This feature allows you to
lock and unlock the vehicle’s door(s) without having to
press the RKE transmitter lock or unlock buttons.
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 (locked).
NOTE:
• Passive Entry may be programmed ON/OFF; refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
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• If a Passive Entry door handle has not been used for
72 hours, the Passive Entry feature for the handle may
time out. Pulling the deactivated front door handle
will reactivate the door handle’s Passive Entry feature.
• If wearing gloves on your hands, or if it has been
raining on the Passive Entry door handle, the unlock
sensitivity can be affected, resulting in a slower response time.
To Unlock From The Driver’s Side:
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the driver’s door handle, grab the driver’s front
Grabbing The Driver’s Door Handle
door handle to unlock the driver’s door automatically.
The interior door panel lock knob will raise when the NOTE: If “Unlock All Doors 1st Press” is programmed
all doors will unlock when you grab hold of the driver’s
door is unlocked.
front door handle. To select between “Unlock Driver
Door 1st Press” and “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”, refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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If one of the vehicle doors is open and the door panel
switch is used to lock the vehicle, once all open doors
have been closed the vehicle checks the inside and
outside of the vehicle for any valid Passive Entry RKE
transmitters. If one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE
transmitters is detected inside the vehicle, and no other
valid Passive Entry RKE transmitters are detected outNOTE: All doors will unlock when the front passenger
side the vehicle, the Passive Entry System automatically
door handle is grabbed regardless of the driver’s door
unlocks all vehicle doors and chirps the horn three times
unlock preference setting (“Unlock Driver Door 1st
(on the third attempt ALL doors will lock and the Passive
Press” or “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”).
Entry RKE transmitter can be locked in the vehicle).
Preventing Inadvertent Locking Of Passive Entry RKE
Transmitter In Vehicle
To minimize the possibility of unintentionally locking a
Passive Entry RKE transmitter inside your vehicle, the
Passive Entry system is equipped with an automatic door
unlock feature which will function if there is no Key Fob
present in the ignition.
To Unlock From The Passenger Side:
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the passenger door handle, grab the front
passenger door handle to unlock all four doors automatically. The interior door panel lock knob will raise when
the door is unlocked.
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To Enter The Liftgate
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 3 ft
(1.0 m) of the liftgate, press the button on the right side of
the chrome accent bar, which is located on the liftgate
below the flipper glass to lock or unlock the vehicle.
Liftgate Passive Entry Button
NOTE: If “Unlock All Doors 1st Press” is programmed
in EVIC, all doors will unlock when you push the button
on the liftgate. If ⬙Unlock Driver Door 1st press⬙ is
programmed in EVIC, the liftgate and Flipper glass will
unlock when you press the button on the liftgate For
further information, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”.
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To Lock The Vehicle’s Doors
With one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters
The front door handles have LOCK buttons located on within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the driver or passenger front door
the outside of the handles.
handle, press the door handle LOCK button to lock all
four doors and liftgate.
NOTE:
• After pressing the door handle LOCK button, you
must wait two seconds before you can lock or unlock
the doors, using either Passive Entry door handle. This
is done to allow you to check if the vehicle is locked by
pulling the door handle, without the vehicle reacting
and unlocking.
• The Passive Entry system will not operate if the RKE
transmitter battery is dead.
Outside Door Handle Lock Button
The vehicle doors can also be locked by using the RKE
transmitter lock button or the lock button located on the
vehicle’s interior door panel.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 39
WINDOWS
Power Windows
The power window controls are located on the driver’s
door trim panel. There is a single switch on the front
passenger door and rear doors which operate the front
passenger and rear passenger door windows. The window controls will operate only when the ignition switch
is in the ON/RUN or ACC position.
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Power Window Switches
The power window switches remain active for up to
10 minutes after the ignition switch has been turned OFF.
Opening a vehicle front door will cancel this feature.
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WARNING!
Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in the
ignition switch or leave a vehicle with Keyless EnterN-Go in the ACC or ON/RUN position. Occupants,
particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the windows while operating the power
window switches. Such entrapment may result in
serious injury or death.
Auto-Down
Both the driver and front passenger window switches
have an “Auto-Down” feature. Press 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.
The power window switches remain active for 10 minutes after the ignition has been turned OFF. Opening
either front door will cancel this feature.
Auto Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection —
Driver And Front Passenger Door Only
Lift the window switch fully upward to the second
detent, release, and the window will go up automatically.
To stop the window from going all the way up during the
Auto Up operation, push down on the switch briefly.
To close the window part way, lift the window switch to
the first detent and release when you want the window to
stop.
NOTE: If the window runs into any obstacle during
Auto Up it will reverse direction and then go back down.
Remove the obstacle and use the window switch again to
close the window. Any impact due to rough road condiTo open the window part way, press to the first detent
tions may trigger the auto reverse function unexpectedly
and release it when you want the window to stop.
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during Auto Up. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to Window Lockout Button
the first detent and hold it to close the window manually. The Window Lockout button on the driver’s door allows
you to disable the window controls on the rear doors. To
WARNING!
disable the window controls on the rear doors, press the
Window Lockout button. To enable the window controls,
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
press the Window Lockout button again.
is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the
window before closing.
Resetting The Auto Up Feature
Should the Auto Up feature stop working, the window
probably needs to be reset. To reset Auto Up:
1. Pull the window switch up to close the window
completely and continue to hold the switch up for an
additional two seconds after the window is closed.
2. Push the window switch down firmly to the second
detent to open the window completely and continue to
hold the switch down for an additional two seconds after
the window is fully open.
Window Lockout Button
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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 sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize
the buffeting.
LIFTGATE
To open the liftgate, pull up on the handle and lift.
Manually unlocking the vehicle doors with the plunger
or a key in the lock cylinder will not unlock the liftgate.
Liftgate Release
WARNING!
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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Liftgate Flipper Glass
The liftgate flipper glass is also unlocked when the
liftgate is unlocked. To open the flipper glass, push up on
the window switch located on the liftgate.
Once the liftgate flipper glass has been opened, connection to the rear window wiper is interrupted, preventing
activation of the rear wiper blade while the flipper glass
is open.
NOTE: The liftgate flipper glass will not open if the NOTE: If a malfunction to the liftgate latch should
liftgate is ajar.
occur, an emergency liftgate latch release can be used to
open the liftgate. The emergency liftgate latch release can
be accessed through a snap-in cover located on the
liftgate trim panel.
WARNING!
Driving with the flipper glass open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your
passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep
the flipper glass closed when you are operating the
vehicle.
Liftgate Glass Release
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Power Liftgate — If Equipped
The power liftgate may be opened by pulling
up on the liftgate handle or by pressing the
LIFTGATE button on the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter. Press the LIFTGATE button
on the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds, to open
the power liftgate. Once the liftgate is open, pressing the
button twice within five seconds a second time will close
the liftgate.
To operate the power liftgate manually in the open
direction, pull the liftgate handle once to initiate a power
cycle and then pull the handle a second time to put
liftgate into manual mode.
When the LIFTGATE button on the RKE transmitter is
pressed two times, the turn signals will flash twice to
signal that the liftgate is opening or closing (if Flash
Lamps with Lock is enabled in the EVIC) and the liftgate
chime will be audible. For further information, refer to
The power liftgate may also be opened or closed by ⬙Customer-Programmable Features (System Setup)/
pressing the LIFTGATE button located on the front Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)⬙ in ⬙Underoverhead console, or closed by pressing the LIFTGATE standing Your Instrument Panel⬙.
button located on left rear trim, near the liftgate opening.
NOTE: In the event of a power malfunction to the
Pressing the LIFTGATE button located on left rear trim
liftgate, an emergency liftgate latch release can be used to
once will close the liftgate only, this button cannot be
open the liftgate. The emergency liftgate latch release can
used to open the liftgate.
be accessed through a snap-in cover located on the
liftgate trim panel.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 45
WARNING!
During power operation, personal injury or cargo
damage may occur. Ensure the liftgate travel path is
clear. Make sure the liftgate is closed and latched
before driving away.
• If anything obstructs the power liftgate while it is
closing or opening, the liftgate will automatically
reverse to the closed or open position, provided it
meets sufficient resistance.
• There are also pinch sensors attached to the side of the
liftgate. Light pressure anywhere along these strips
will cause the liftgate to return to the open position.
• The power liftgate will not operate if the liftgate
• The power liftgate must be in the full open position for
flipper glass is open.
rear liftgate close button on the left rear trim, near the
• The power liftgate buttons will not operate if the
liftgate opening to operate. If the liftgate is not fully
vehicle is in gear or the vehicle speed is above 0 mph
open, press the Liftgate button on the Key Fob to fully
(0 km/h).
open the liftgate, and then press it again to close.
• The power liftgate will not operate in temperatures
• If the liftgate handle is pulled while the power liftgate
below ⫺22°F (⫺30°C) or temperatures above 150°F
is closing, the liftgate will reverse to the full open
(65°C). Be sure to remove any buildup of snow or ice
position.
from the liftgate before pressing any of the power
liftgate switches.
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• If the liftgate handle is pulled while the power liftgate
is opening, the liftgate motor will disengage to allow
manual operation.
• If the power liftgate encounters multiple obstructions
within the same cycle, the system will automatically
stop and the liftgate must be opened or closed manually.
• If your liftgate is power closing and you put the
vehicle in gear, the liftgate will continue to power
close. However, vehicle movement may result in a
detection of an obstruction.
WARNING!
• 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.
• 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.
Gas props support the liftgate in the open position.
However, because the gas pressure drops with temperature, it may be necessary to assist the props when
opening the liftgate in cold weather.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 47
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
• Knee bolsters for front seat occupants
Some of the most important safety features in your
• Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners that may
vehicle are the restraint systems:
enhance occupant protection by managing occupant
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for the driver and
energy during an impact event
all passengers
• All seat belt systems (except the driver’s) include
• Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front passenAutomatic Locking Retractors (ALRs), which lock the
ger
seat belt webbing into position by extending the belt
all the way out and then adjusting the belt to the
• Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) located
desired length to restrain a child seat or secure a large
on top of the front seats (integrated into the head
item in a seat — if equipped
restraint)
Please pay close attention to the information in this
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
(SABIC) for the driver and passengers seated next to a
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
window
possible.
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering
wheel
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If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
infant and child restraint systems. For more information
on LATCH, refer to Lower Anchors and Tether for
CHildren (LATCH).
WARNING!
Infants in rear facing child restraints should never
ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger
Advanced Front Air Bag. An air bag deployment can
cause severe injury or death to infants in that position.
NOTE: The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage
inflator design. This allows the air bag to have different
Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat
rates of inflation based on the severity and type of
belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be
collision.
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or beltHere are some simple steps you can take to minimize the positioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under
buckled up in a rear seat.
their arm.
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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
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
(Refer to “Child Restraints”)
5. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
under ⴖIf You Need Assistanceⴖ.
You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
WARNING!
2. All occupants should always wear their lap and
shoulder belts properly.
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be
moved back as far as practical to allow the Advanced
Front Air Bags room to inflate.
4. Do not lean against the door or window. If your
vehicle has side air bags, and deployment occurs, the
side air bags will inflate forcefully into the space
between you and the door.
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
air bags.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during Advanced Front Air Bag deployment
could cause serious injury, including death. Air
Bags need room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably
extending your arms to reach the steering wheel or
instrument panel.
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) and Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
also need room to inflate. Do not lean against the
door or window. Sit upright in the center of the
seat.
• In an accident, 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.
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
and cause an accident that includes you. This can happen
far away from home or on your own street.
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in an accident.
Some of the worst injuries happen when people are
thrown from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility
of ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All seating positions in your vehicle are equipped with
lap/shoulder belts. The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during very sudden stops or accidents.
This feature allows the shoulder part of the belt to move
freely with you under normal conditions. However, in an
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accident the belt will lock and reduce the risk of you
striking the inside of the vehicle or being thrown out.
WARNING!
• 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 an accident the
best. Wearing your belt in the wrong place could
make your injuries in an accident 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in an accident, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In an accident, 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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Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
2. The seat belt latch plate is above 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 make the belt
go around your lap.
Latch Plate
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3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
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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Latch Plate to Buckle
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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 an accident, 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 an accident. 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.
tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug
belt reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in an
accident.
WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
injury in an accident. The belt forces won’t be at
the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your
abdomen. Always wear the lap part of your seat
belt as low as possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt will not protect you 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.
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap portion, pull up a 5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
bit on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor
will withdraw any slack in the belt.
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WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in an accident
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 an accident if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.).
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/
6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle. shoulder belt.
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position.
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the
If necessary, slide the latch plate down the webbing to
anchor point.
allow it to retract fully.
Removing Slack From Belt
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2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate,
grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create a
fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of the
latch plate.
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
folded webbing.
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the front seating positions, the shoulder belt can be
adjusted upward or downward to position the belt away
Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt
from your neck. Press the release button to release the
As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will
anchorage, and then move it up or down to the position
prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average,
that fits you best.
you will prefer a higher position. When you release the
button, verify the shoulder belt anchorage is latched by
pulling downward on the shoulder belt anchorage until it
is locked into position.
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NOTE: The adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage is
Driver
Center
Passenger
equipped with an Easy Up feature. This feature allows
First Row
N/A
N/A
ALR
the shoulder belt anchorage to be adjusted in the upward
Second Row
ALR
ALR
ALR
position without pushing the release button. To verify the
Third
Row
N/A
N/A
N/A
shoulder belt anchorage is latched, pull downward on
the shoulder belt anchorage until it is locked into • N/A — Not Applicable
position.
• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
If the passenger seating position is equipped with an
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
ALR and is being used for normal usage:
equipped with Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR)
which are used to secure a child restraint system. For Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably
additional information, refer to “Installing Child Re- wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not
straints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt” under the “Child activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a
Restraints” section. The chart below defines the type of ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing
feature for each seating position.
to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull
out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfortably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click.⬙
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Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
Equipped
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically prelocked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in
the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is available on all passenger-seating positions with a combination lap/shoulder belt. 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.
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.
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking
Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency)
locking mode.
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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.
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
accident.
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.
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 accidents.
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Seat Belt Pretensioners
The seat belts for both front seating positions are
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of an
accident. These devices may improve the performance of
the seat belt by assuring that the belt is tight about the
occupant early in an accident. Pretensioners work for all
size occupants, including those in child restraints.
Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR)
These head restraints are passive, deployable components, and vehicles with this equipment cannot be readily
identified by any markings, only through visual inspection of the head restraint. The head restraint will be split
in two halves, with the front half being soft foam and
trim, the back half being decorative plastic.
How The Active Head Restraints (AHR) Work
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be whether the severity, or type of rear impact will require
worn snugly and positioned properly.
the Active Head Restraints (AHR) to deploy. If a rear
impact requires deployment, both the driver and front
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Repassenger seat AHRs will be deployed.
straint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretensioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or When AHRs deploy during a rear impact, the front half
a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
of the head restraint extends forward to minimize the gap
between the back of the occupant’s head and the AHR.
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This system is designed to help prevent or reduce the
extent of injuries to the driver and front passenger in
certain types of rear impacts.
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NOTE: The Active Head Restraints (AHR) may or may
not deploy in the event of a front or side impact.
However if during a front impact, a secondary rear
impact occurs, the AHR may deploy based on the severity and type of the impact.
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
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CAUTION!
1. Grasp the deployed AHR from the rear seat.
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 an
accident.
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”.
Resetting Active Head Restraints (AHR)
Hand Positioning Points On AHR
If the Active Head Restraints are triggered in an accident,
you must reset the head restraint on the driver’s and 2. Position the hands on the top of the deployed AHR at
front passenger seat. You can recognize when the Active a comfortable position.
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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3. Pull down then rearward towards the rear of the
vehicle then down to engage the locking mechanism.
2
3 — Final Downward Movement To Engage Locking Mechanism
1 — Downward Movement
2 — Rearward Movement
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4. The AHR front soft foam and trim half should lock Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
into the back decorative plastic half.
(BeltAlert姞)
BeltAlert威 is a feature intended to remind the driver and
front passenger (if equipped with front passenger
BeltAlert威) to fasten their seat belts. The feature is active
whenever the ignition is on. If the driver or front seat
passenger is unbelted, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will
turn on and remain on until both front seat belts are
fastened.
The BeltAlert威 warning sequence begins after the vehicle
speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h), by blinking the Seat Belt
Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime.
Once the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire
duration or until the respective seatbelts are fastened.
AHR In Reset Position
After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder
NOTE:
• If you have difficulties or problems resetting the Light remains illuminated until the respective seat belts
are fastened. The driver should instruct all other occuActive Head Restraints, see an authorized dealer.
• For safety reasons, have the Active Head Restraints pants to fasten their seat belts. If a front seat belt is
checked by a qualified specialist at an authorized dealer.
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unbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than 5 mph Seat Belt Lock Out
(8 km/h), BeltAlert威 will provide both audio and visual The center rear seat belt system has a lock out feature that
will not allow you to extract the center webbing unless
notification.
the rear seat upper latch is engaged.
The front passenger seat BeltAlert威 is not active when the
front passenger seat is unoccupied. BeltAlert威 may be Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
triggered when an animal or heavy object is on the front We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
passenger seat or when the seat is folded flat (if throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
equipped). It is recommended that pets be restrained in the best way to keep the baby safe.
the rear seat in pet harnesses or pet carriers that are
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
secured by seat belts, and cargo is properly stowed.
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
BeltAlert威 can be enabled or disabled by your authorized Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
dealer. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend deac- abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is an accident.
tivating BeltAlert威.
NOTE: Although BeltAlert威 has been deactivated, the
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate
while the driver’s or front passenger (if equipped with
belt alert) seat belt remains unfastened.
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
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extender should be used only if the existing belt is not instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
long enough. When it is not required, remove the ex- words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the air bag covers.
tender and store it.
WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in an accident. Only use
when the lap 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.
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat
Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bags
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air 12 —
— Knee Bolster
Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the NOTE: These air bags are certified to the new Federal
regulations for Advanced Air Bags.
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The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage inflator This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Seatdesign. This allows the air bag to have different rates of Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) to provide enhanced
protection for an occupant during a side impact. The
inflation based on the severity and type of collision.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags are located in
This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front
the outboard side of the front seats.
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the
inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon NOTE:
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
seat position.
but they will open during air bag deployment.
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether • After any accident, the vehicle should be taken to an
authorized dealer immediately.
the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The
seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the
Air Bag System Components
Advanced Front Air Bags.
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag
This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Side Air Bag system components:
Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the driver, front,
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
and rear passengers sitting next to a window. The SABIC
air bags, are located above the side windows and their • Air Bag Warning Light
covers are also labeled: SRS AIRBAG.
• Steering Wheel and Column
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• Instrument Panel
• Knee Impact Bolster
• Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
• Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains
(SABIC)
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch,
and Seat Track Position Sensors
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
The Advanced Front Air Bag system has multistage
driver and front passenger air bags. This system provides
output appropriate to the severity and type of collision as
determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC),
which may receive information from the front impact
sensors.
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires air bag deployment. This low output
is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy output is
used for more severe collisions.
WARNING!
• No objects should be placed over or near the air
bag on the instrument panel, because any such
objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in a
collision severe enough to cause the air bag to
inflate.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not put anything on or around the air bag
covers or attempt to open them manually. You may
damage the air bags and you could be injured
because the air bags may no longer be functional.
The protective covers for the air bag cushions are
designed to open only when the air bags are
inflating.
• Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in
any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster
such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band radios,
etc.
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Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag Label
When the air bag deploys, it opens the seam between the
front and side of the seat’s trim cover. Each air bag
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
deploys independently; a left side impact deploys the left
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) may air bag only and a right-side impact deploys the right air
provide enhanced protection to help protect an occupant bag only.
during a side impact. The SAB is marked with an air bag
label sewn into the outboard side of the front seats.
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Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC)
SABIC air bags may offer side-impact and vehicle rollover protection to front and rear seat outboard occupants
in addition to that provided by the body structure. Each
air bag features inflated chambers placed adjacent to the
head of each outboard occupant that reduce the potential
for side-impact head injuries. The SABIC deploy downward, covering both windows on the impact side.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC)
Label Location
NOTE:
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
but they will open during air bag deployment.
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• Being too close to the SAB and SABIC air bags during
deployment could cause you to be severely injured or
killed.
• Should a vehicle rollover occur, the pretensioners
and/or SAB and SABIC air bags on both sides of the
vehicle may deploy.
The system includes side impact sensors that are calibrated to deploy the Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side
Air Bags and SABIC air bags during impacts that require
side air bag occupant protection.
WARNING!
• If your vehicle is equipped with left and right
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC), do not stack luggage or other cargo up
high enough to block the location of the SABIC.
The area where the SABIC is located should remain free from any obstructions.
• Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects
between you and the side air bags; the performance could be adversely affected and/or objects
could be pushed into you, causing serious
injury.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• If your vehicle is equipped with SABIC air bags,
do not have any accessory items installed which
will alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to
your vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require
permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation on the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof
of the vehicle for any reason.
Knee Impact Bolsters
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
driver and the front passenger, and position front occupants for the best interaction with the Advanced Front
Air Bags.
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Air Bags work with the knee bolsters to provide improved protection for the driver and front passenger. Side
air bags also work with seat belts to improve occupant
protection.
Air Bag 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
side air bags in a frontal or side collision is required.
Based on the impact sensor’s signals, a central electronic
ORC deploys the Advanced Front Air Bags, SABIC air
bags, SAB air bags, and front seat belt pretensioners, as
required, depending on the severity and type of impact.
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Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to provide additional protection by supplementing the seat belts in
certain frontal collisions depending on the severity and
type of collision. Advanced Front Air Bags are not
expected to reduce the risk of injury in rear, side, or
rollover collisions.
Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration
over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are
not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should
have deployed.
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all accidents, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
The Advanced Front Air Bags will not deploy in all away from an inflating air bag.
frontal collisions, including some that may produce subThe ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
stantial vehicle damage — for example, some pole collithe air bag system whenever the ignition switch is in the
sions, truck underrides, and angle offset collisions. On
START or ON/RUN position. If the key is in the OFF
the other hand, depending on the type and location of
position, in the ACC position, or not in the ignition, the
impact, Advanced Front Air Bags may deploy in crashes
air bag system is not on and the air bags will not inflate.
with little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a
severe initial deceleration.
The ORC contains a backup power supply system that
may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power or
The side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions.
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
Side air bag deployment will depend on the severity and
type of collision.
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Also, the ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning
Light in the instrument panel for approximately four to eight seconds for a self-check
when the ignition is first turned on. After the
self-check, the Air Bag Warning Light will turn off. If the
ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it
turns on the Air Bag Warning Light, either momentarily
or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light
comes on again after initial startup.
WARNING!
Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the air bags
to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on as a bulb check when the ignition is first turned
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have an authorized dealer service the
air bag system immediately.
It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instruDriver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
ment cluster Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is
Inflator Units
noted that could affect the air bag system. The diagnosThe Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
tics also record the nature of the malfunction.
Inflator Units are located in the center of the steering
wheel and on the right side of the instrument panel.
When the ORC detects a collision requiring the Advanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A large
quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
Advanced Front Air Bags. Different air bag inflation rates
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Based on the severity and type of collision, the side air
bag inflator on the crash side of the vehicle may be
triggered, releasing a quantity of non-toxic gas. The
inflating SAB exits through the seat seam into the space
between the occupant and the door. The SAB fully inflate
in about 10 milliseconds. The side air bag moves at a very
high speed and with such a high force that it could injure
you if you are not seated properly, or if items are
positioned in the area where the side air bag inflates. This
The Advanced Front Air Bag gas is vented through the
especially applies to children.
vent holes in the sides of the air bag. In this way, the air
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
bags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle.
(SABIC) Inflator Units
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB)
During collisions where the impact is confined to a
Inflator Units
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may
The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags are dedeploy the SABIC air bags, depending on the severity
signed to activate only in certain side collisions.
and type of collision. In these events, the ORC will
The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side deploy the SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle.
air bags to inflate, based on the severity and type of
collision.
are possible, based on the collision type and severity. The
steering wheel hub trim cover and the upper right side of
the instrument panel separate and fold out of the way as
the air bags inflate to their full size. The air bags fully
inflate in about 50 to 70 milliseconds. This is about half of
the time it takes to blink your eyes. The air bags then
quickly deflate while helping to restrain the driver and
front passenger.
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A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
SABIC. The inflating SABIC pushes the outside edge of
the headliner out of the way and covers the window. The
SABIC inflates in about 30 milliseconds (about onequarter of the time that it takes to blink your eyes) with
enough force to injure you if you are not belted and
seated properly, or if items are positioned in the area
where the SABIC inflates. This especially applies to
children. The SABIC is only about 3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick
when it is inflated.
Front And Side Impact Sensors
In front and side impacts, front and side impact sensors
can aid the ORC in determining the appropriate response
to certain impact events.
Enhanced Accident Response System
In the event of an impact causing air bag deployment, if
the communication network remains intact, and the
power remains intact, depending on the nature of the
event the ORC will determine whether to have the
Enhanced Accident Response System perform the followBecause air bag sensors estimate deceleration over time, ing functions:
vehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
whether or not an air bag should have deployed.
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
NOTE: In a rollover the pretensioners and/or SAB and
until the ignition key is turned off.
SABIC air bags may deploy on both sides of the vehicle.
• 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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If A Deployment Occurs
The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate
immediately after deployment.
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
immediately.
• As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for air
bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the
skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
or all of the following may occur:
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
• The nylon air bag material may sometimes cause
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s infront passenger as the air bags deploy and unfold. The
structions for cleaning.
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those
Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have deyou might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium
ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
bags will not be in place to protect you.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
the air bag system.
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WARNING!
Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
seat belt pretensioners, and the front seat belt retractor assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer immediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) system serviced as well.
Maintaining Your Air Bag System
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the air bag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured if the air bag system is not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure,
or add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air
bag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an air bag system.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag
system. The air bag may inflate accidentally or
may not function properly if modifications are
made. Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer
for any air bag system service. If your seat, including your trim cover and cushion, needs to be
serviced in any way (including removal or
loosening/tightening of seat attachment bolts),
take the vehicle to your authorized dealer. Only
manufacturer approved seat accessories may be
used. If it is necessary to modify the air bag system
for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
Air Bag Warning Light
You will want to have the air bags ready to
inflate for your protection in a collision. The
Air Bag Warning Light monitors the internal
circuits and interconnecting wiring associated
with air bag system electrical components. While the air
bag system is designed to be maintenance free. If any of
the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service
the air bag system immediately.
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during
the four to eight seconds when the ignition switch is
first turned to the ON/RUN position.
• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to
eight-second interval.
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving.
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NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. The air bags may
not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly
check the fuse block for blown fuses. Refer to the label
located on the inside of the fuse block cover for the
proper air bag fuses. See your authorized dealer if the
fuse is good.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder
(EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in
certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air
bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will
assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to
vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle
is designed to record such data as:
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts
were buckled/fastened;
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the
accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
These data can help provide a better understanding of
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location)
are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a
crash investigation.
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To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the
vehicle or the EDR.
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
seat Owner’s Manual to ensure you have the right seat
for your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your
child.
Child Restraints
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the
time, including babies and children. Every state in the
United States, and all Canadian provinces, require that
small children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the
law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
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 can
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.
WARNING!
Children 12 years or under should ride properly buckled
up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash statistics,
children are safer when properly restrained in the rear
Infants And Child Restraints
seats rather than in the front.
Safety experts recommend that children ride rearwardThere are different sizes and types of restraints for facing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until
children from newborn size to the child almost large they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear
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facing child safety seat. Two types of child restraints can
be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and convertible
child seats.
The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children from birth until
they reach the weight or height limit of the infant carrier.
Convertible child seats can be used either rearwardfacing or forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child
seats often have a higher weight limit in the rearwardfacing direction than infant carriers do, so they can be
used rearward-facing by children who have outgrown
their infant carrier but are still less than at least two years
old. Children should remain rearward-facing until they
reach the highest weight or height allowed by their
convertible child seat. Both types of child restraints are
held in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the
LATCH child restraint anchor system. Refer to “Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)”.
WARNING!
• Rearward-facing child seats must never be used in
the front seat of a vehicle with the front passenger
air bag unless the air bag is turned off. An air bag
deployment could cause severe injury or death to
infants in this position.
• 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 infant restraint should only be
used in a rear seat. A rearward-facing infant restraint in the front seat may be struck by a deploying passenger air bag which may cause severe or
fatal injury to the infant.
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Here are some tips for getting the most out of your child
restraint:
• Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it
has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. Chrysler Group LLC also recommends that
you try a child restraint in the vehicle seats where you
will use it before you buy it.
restraint and slide the latch plate into the buckle. Then,
pull the shoulder belt until it is fully extended from the
retractor. Allow the belt to return into the retractor,
pulling on the excess webbing to tighten the lap
portion around the child restraint. For additional
information, refer to ⬙Automatic Locking Retractors
Mode⬙ earlier in the Occupant Restraints Section of the
owners’ manual.
• The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s
• Buckle the child into the restraint exactly as the
weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for
manufacturer’s instructions tell you.
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.
• The second row seating positions are equipped with
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR). To install child
restraint seats pull the belt from the retractor until
there is enough allowance to pass it through the child
WARNING!
When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in
the vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from the
vehicle. Do not leave it loose in the vehicle. In a
sudden stop or accident, it could strike the occupants
or seatbacks and cause serious personal injury.
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All children whose weight or height is above the
forward-facing limit for the child seat should use a
belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts
fit properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over
the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s back is against
the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning booster
Older Children And Child Restraints
seat. The child and belt-positioning booster seat are held
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown
in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt.
their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forwardfacing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and Children Too Large For Booster Seats
convertible child seats used in the forward-facing direc- Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
tion are for children who are over two years old or who comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend
have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of over the front of the seat when their back is against the
their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should seatback, should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat.
remain in a forward-facing child seat with a harness for
• Make sure that the child is upright in the seat.
as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height
allowed by the child seat. These child seats are also held • The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug
as possible.
in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the LATCH
child restraint anchorage system. Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)”.
NOTE:
For additional information, refer to
www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK.
Canadian residents should refer to Transport Canada’s
website for additional information: http://www.tc.gc.ca/
roadsafety/safedrivers/childsafety/index.htm
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• Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or introduced over a period of years, child restraint systems
having attachments for those anchorages will continue to
slouching can move the belt out of position.
also have features for installation using the vehicle’s seat
• If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the
belts. Child restraints having tether straps and hooks for
child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never allow a
connection to the top tether anchorages have been availchild to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind
able for some time. For some older child restraints, many
the back.
child restraint manufacturers offer add-on tether strap
kits or retro-fit kits. You are urged to take advantage of all
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)
Your vehicle’s rear seat is equipped with the child the available attachments provided with your child rerestraint anchorage system called LATCH. The LATCH straint in any vehicle.
system provides for the installation of the child restraint
NOTE: When using the LATCH attaching system to
without using the vehicle’s seat belts, instead securing
install a child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts
the child restraint using lower anchorages and upper
not being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out
tether straps from the child restraint to the vehicle
of reach of children. Remind all children in the vehicle
structure.
that the seat belts are not toys and should not be played
LATCH-compatible child restraint systems are now avail- with, and never leave your child unattended in the
able. However, because the lower anchorages are to be vehicle.
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The rear outboard seating positions have lower
anchorages capable of accommodating
LATCH-compatible child seats having flexible,
webbing-mounted lower attachments and
child seats with fixed lower attachments. The rear seat
lower anchors can be readily identified by the symbol
located on the seatback directly above the anchorages
and are just visible when you lean into the rear seat to
install the child restraint. You will easily feel them if you
run your finger along the intersection of the seatback and
seat cushion surfaces. The vehicle’s seat belt must be
used for the center position. Regardless of the specific
type of lower attachment, never install LATCHcompatible child seats such that two seats share a common lower anchorage.
center position. If your child restraints are not LATCHcompatible, you can only install the child restraints using
the vehicle’s seat belts. For typical installation instructions, refer to “Installing The LATCH-Compatible Child
Restraint System”.
Installing The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
System
We urge you to carefully follow the directions of the
manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all
child restraint systems will be installed as described here.
Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that
were provided with the child restraint system.
The rear seat lower anchorages are round bars, located at
the rear of the seat cushion where it meets the seatback,
and are just visible when you lean into the rear seat to
If you are installing LATCH-compatible child restraints
install the child restraint. You will easily feel them if you
in adjacent rear seating positions, you can use the
run your finger along the intersection of the seatback and
LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt for the outboard
seat cushion surfaces.
position, but you must use the vehicle’s seat belt at the
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Latch Anchorages
In addition, there are top tether strap anchorages behind
each rear seating position located on the back of the seat.
To access the top tether strap anchorages behind the rear
seat, pull the carpeted floor panel away from the seat
back, this will expose the top tether strap anchorages.
Pulling Down The Carpet Floor Panel To Access Top
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Many, but not all, restraint systems will be equipped with
separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or
connector for attachment to the lower anchorage and a
means of adjusting the tension in the strap. Forwardfacing toddler restraints and some rear-facing infant
restraints will also be equipped with a tether strap, a
hook for attachment to the tether strap anchorage and a
means of adjusting the tension of the strap.
Top Tether Strap Anchorage (Located on Seatback)
WARNING!
Do not use the cargo tie downs located on the load
floor. Improper usage of the tether can lead to a
failure of an infant or child restraint. The child could
be badly injured or killed.
First, loosen the child seat adjusters on the lower straps
and on the tether strap so that you can more easily attach
the hooks or connectors to the vehicle anchorages. Next,
attach the lower hooks or connectors over the top of the
anchorage bars, pushing aside the seat cover material.
Then, locate the tether anchorage directly behind the seat
where you are placing the child restraint and attach the
tether strap to the anchorage, being careful to route the
tether strap to provide the most direct path between the
anchor and the child restraint. There are three top tether
anchorages located on the back of the seat, behind the
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gap panel. They are not visible until you fold the gap
panel down. Do not use the cargo tie down hooks
located on the floor behind the seat. Finally, tighten all
three straps as you push the child restraint rearward and
downward into the seat, removing slack in the straps
according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or
child restraint. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly
when installing an infant or child restraint.
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).
First Row
Second Row
Third Row
Driver
N/A
ALR
N/A
Center
N/A
ALR
N/A
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
• N/A — Not Applicable
Belts
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are • ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
equipped with an Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) to
Passenger
ALR
ALR
N/A
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the upward position. To access the center seat arm rest
tether first lower the arm rest. The tether is located
1. To install a child restraint with ALR, first, pull enough
behind the armrest and hooked onto the plastic seat
of the seat belt webbing from the retractor to route it
backing.
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.
Installing a Child Restraint with an ALR:
2. Finally, pull on any excess webbing to tighten the lap
portion around the child restraint. Any seat belt system
will loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally, and
pull it tight if necessary.
To attach a child restraint tether strap:
For rearward facing infant seats secured in the center seat
position with the vehicle seat belts, the rear center seat
position has an armrest tether that secures the arm rest in
Center Seat Position Arm Rest Tether
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Pull down on the tether to unhook it from the plastic seat seating positions, route the tether under the head rebacking, then raise the armrest and attach the tether hook straints, and attach the hook to the top tether anchor
to the strap located on the front of the arm rest.
located on the back of the seat. To access the top tether
strap anchorages behind the rear seat, pull the carpeted
floor panel away from the seat back, this will expose the
top tether strap anchorages.
Center Seat Position Arm Rest Tether Attached
For center seating position route the tether strap over the
seatback and headrest then attach the hook to the tether
anchor located on the back of the seat. For the outboard
Pulling Down The Carpet Floor Panel To Access Top
Tether Strap
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Top Tether Strap Anchorage (Located on Seatback)
Top Tether Strap Mounting
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WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchor positions directly behind the child seat to secure a child restraint top
tether strap.
• Do not use the cargo tie downs located on the load
floor. Improper usage of the tether can lead to a
failure of an infant or child restraint. The child
could be badly injured or killed.
Top Tether Strap Attachment
For the center seating position route the tether strap over
the seatback and headrest then attach the hook to the top
tether anchorage located on the back of the seat behind
the gap panel. For the outboard seating positions, route
the tether strap under the headrests and attach the hook
to the top tether anchorage located on the back of the seat
behind the gap panel. Please note the top tether anchorages are not visible until you fold the gap panel down.
Do not use the cargo tie down hooks located on the
floor behind the seats.
Transporting Pets
Air Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
an accident. Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in
pet harnesses or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the drivetrain
(engine, transmission, clutch, and rear axle) in your new
vehicle.
Drive moderately during the first 500 miles (800 km).
After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or
55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
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While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the should be considered a normal part of the break-in and
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in. not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
However, wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can
SAFETY TIPS
be detrimental and should be avoided.
The engine oil, transmission fluid, and axle lubricant Transporting Passengers
installed at the factory is high-quality and energy- NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
conserving. Oil, fluid, and lubricant changes should be AREA.
consistent with anticipated climate and conditions under
which vehicle operations will occur. For the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”.
CAUTION!
Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil
in the engine or damage may result.
NOTE: A new engine may consume some oil during its
first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
Exhaust Gas
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO),
follow these safety tips:
Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in confined
areas any longer than needed to move your vehicle in or
out of the area.
If 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
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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.
Air Bag Warning Light
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.
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 footwell of your
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
vehicle. Use only floor mats that leave the pedal area
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
unobstructed and that are firmly secured so that they
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt
or retractor condition, replace the belt.
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
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cannot slip out of position and interfere with the pedals
or impair safe operation of your vehicle in other ways.
WARNING!
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Never put floor mats or other floor coverings on
top of already installed floor mats. Additional
floor mats and other coverings will reduce the size
of the pedal area and interfere with the pedals.
• Check mounting of mats on a regular basis. Always properly reinstall and secure floor mats that
have been removed for cleaning.
• Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the
driver footwell while the vehicle is moving. Objects can become trapped under the brake pedal
and accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle
control.
• If required, mounting posts must be properly
installed, if not equipped from the factory.
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WARNING! (Continued)
Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or
mounting can cause interference with the brake
pedal and accelerator pedal operation causing loss of
control of the vehicle.
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
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.
Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
Tires
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid, or
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause should be
lodged in the tread or sidewall. Inspect the tread for cuts located and corrected immediately.
and cracks. Inspect sidewalls for cuts, cracks and bulges.
Check the wheel nuts for tightness. Check the tires
(including spare) for proper cold inflation pressure.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
▫ Sun Visor Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
䡵 Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 110
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
▫ Outside Mirrors Folding Feature . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
▫ Outside Automatic Dimming Mirrors — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ Uconnect™ Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
▫ Outside Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . 127
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 109
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect™ Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
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䡵 Voice Command — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 140
▫ Voice Command System Operation . . . . . . . . 140
▫ Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
▫ Voice Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
䡵 Blind Spot Monitoring — If Equipped . . . . . . . 146
▫ Rear Cross Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
▫ Modes Of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
䡵 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
▫ Power Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
▫ Passenger’s Power Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
▫ Power Lumbar — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 159
▫ Manual Front Seats Forward/Rearward
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
▫ Manual Front Passenger Seatback
Adjustment — Recline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
▫ Front Passenger Seat Fold-Flat Feature — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
▫ Ventilated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 165
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
▫ 60/40 Split Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
▫ Reclining Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
䡵 Driver Memory Seat — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 174
▫ Setting Memory Positions And Linking
Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter To
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
▫ Memory Position Recall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
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▫ To Disable A RKE Transmitter Linked To
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
▫ Easy Entry/Exit Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
䡵 To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
▫ Parking Lights And Panel Lights . . . . . . . . . 184
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
▫ Ambient Light Color Control
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
▫ Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . 181
▫ Battery Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
▫ Headlights On Automatically
With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
▫ Front Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
䡵 Lights
▫ Smartbeam™ — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . 183
▫ Automatic Headlight Leveling — HID
Headlights Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
▫ Headlight Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
▫ Ambient Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
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▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
䡵 Windshield Wipers And Washers . . . . . . . . . . 190
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
▫ Windshield Washer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . 191
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
▫ Mist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 䡵 Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped . . . . . . . 193
▫ Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
䡵 Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . 195
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column — If
▫ Activating Adaptive Cruise Control
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
(ACC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 Heated Steering Wheel — If Equipped . . . . . . 197
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 Electronic Speed Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
▫ To Set A Desired ACC Speed . . . . .
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
▫ To Cancel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . 201
. . . . . . . 204
. . . . . . . 204
. . . . . . . 205
. . . . . . . 206
. . . . . . . 207
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▫ To Turn Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
▫ Parksense威 Warning Display . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
▫ Parksense威 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
▫ Enabling And Disabling Parksense威 . . . . . . . 237
▫ Setting The Following Distance In ACC . . . . 210
▫ Service The Parksense威 Rear Park Assist
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
▫ Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Menu . . . . . 213
▫ Display Warnings And Maintenance . . . . . . . 214
▫ Precautions While Driving With ACC . . . . . . 218
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
▫ Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control
Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
▫ Forward Collision Warning
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
䡵 Parksense威 Rear Park Assist — If Equipped . . . 231
▫ Parksense威 Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
▫ Cleaning The Parksense威 System . . . . . . . . . 238
▫ Parksense威 System Usage Precautions . . . . . . 238
䡵 Parkview威 Rear Back Up Camera
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
▫ Turning Parkview威 On Or Off — With
Navigation/Multimedia Radio . . . . . . . . . . . 243
▫ Turning Parkview威 On Or Off — Without
Navigation/Multimedia Radio . . . . . . . . . . . 243
䡵 Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
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▫ Front Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
▫ Sunglass Bin Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
䡵 Garage Door Opener — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 246
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
▫ Before You Begin Programming
HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . 256
▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . 248
▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . 250
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . 251
▫ Using HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
▫ Sunshade Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
䡵 Commandview威 Sunroof With Power Shade —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
䡵 Power Sunroof — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
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▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . 259
▫ Sunroof Fully Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 䡵 Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . 260 䡵 Power Inverter — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
▫ Opening Power Shade — Express . . . . . . . . . 260 䡵 Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
▫ Opening Power Shade — Manual Mode . . . . 260 䡵 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
▫ Closing Power Shade — Express . . . . . . . . . 260
▫ Glove Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
▫ Closing Power Shade — Manual Mode . . . . . 260
▫ Door Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
▫ Center Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
▫ Pinch Protect Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261 䡵 Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
▫ Rechargeable Flashlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
▫ Cargo Storage Bins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
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▫ Retractable Cargo Area Cover
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
▫ Cargo Tie-Down Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
䡵 Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
▫ Rear Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
䡵 Roof Luggage Rack — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 281
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MIRRORS
Automatic Dimming Mirror
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
in the button will illuminate to indicate when the dimming feature is activated. The mirror is twisted on the
windshield button counterclockwise and requires no
tools for mounting.
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Automatic Dimming Mirror
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
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Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirrors
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight
overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror.
WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side convex mirror could cause you to
collide with another vehicle or other object. Use your
inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a
vehicle seen in the passenger side convex mirror.
Some vehicles will not have a convex passenger side
mirror.
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
All outside mirrors are hinged and may be moved either
forward or rearward to resist damage. The hinges have
three detent positions: full forward, full rearward and
normal.
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirrors — If
Equipped
The drivers outside mirror will automatically adjust for
glare from vehicles behind you. This feature is controlled
by the inside automatic dimming mirror and can be
turned on or off by pressing the button at the base of the
inside mirror. The mirrors will automatically adjust for
headlight glare when the inside mirror adjusts.
Outside Power Mirrors
The power mirror switch is located on the driver’s side
door trim panel.
The power mirror controls consist of mirror select buttons and a four-way mirror control switch. To adjust a
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 109
mirror, press the mirror select button for the mirror that
you want to adjust. Using the mirror control switch, press
on any of the four arrows for the direction that you want
the mirror to move.
Power mirror preselected positions can be controlled by
the optional Memory Seat Feature. Refer to “Driver
Memory Seat” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Vehicle” for further information.
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
feature is activated whenever you turn on the rear
window defroster. Refer to “Rear Window Features” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
To access an illuminated vanity mirror, flip down one of
the visors.
Power Mirror Switch
1 — Mirror Direction Control
2 — Mirror Selection
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Lift the cover to reveal the mirror. The light will turn on Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
Uconnect™ Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, inautomatically.
vehicle communications system. Uconnect™ Phone allows you to dial a phone number with your mobile
phone using simple voice commands (e.g., “Call” ѧ
“Mike” ѧ “Work” or “Dial” ѧ “248-555-1212”). Your
mobile phone’s audio is transmitted through your vehicle’s audio system; the system will automatically mute
your radio when using the Uconnect™ Phone.
NOTE: The Uconnect™ Phone requires a mobile phone
equipped with the Bluetooth威 “Hands-Free Profile”, Version 0.96 or higher. See the Uconnect™ website for
supported phones.
Illuminated Vanity Mirror
For Uconnect™ customer support, visit the following
websites:
Sun Visor Extension
This feature has a pull out extension on the sun visor for • www.chrysler.com/uconnect
increased coverage.
• www.dodge.com/uconnect
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 111
• www.jeep.com/uconnect
• or call 1–877–855–8400
Uconnect™ Phone allows you to transfer calls between
the system and your mobile phone as you enter or exit
your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s
microphone for private conversation.
system. Only one linked (or paired) mobile phone can be
used with the system at a time. The system is available in
English, Spanish, or French languages.
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following local laws and
phone use. All attention should be kept on the
roadway ahead. Failure to do so may result in a
collision causing serious injury or death.
The Uconnect™ Phone is driven through your
Bluetooth威 “Hands-Free Profile” mobile 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 Button
Uconnect™ Phone works no matter where you stow your
The radio or steering wheel controls (if
mobile phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as
equipped) will contain the two control buttons
long as your phone is turned on and has been paired to
button and Voice Com(Uconnect™ Phone
the vehicle’s Uconnect™ Phone. The Uconnect™ Phone
mand
button) that will enable you to
allows up to seven mobile phones to be linked to the access the system. When you press the button you will
hear the word Uconnect™ followed by a BEEP. The beep
is your signal to give a command.
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Voice Command Button
Actual button location may vary with the radio. The individual buttons are described in the
“Operation” section.
Operation
Voice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect™
Phone and to navigate through the Uconnect™ Phone
menu structure. Voice commands are required after most
Uconnect™ Phone prompts. You will be prompted for a
The Uconnect™ Phone can be used with any Hands-Free specific command and then guided through the available
Profile certified Bluetooth威 mobile phone. See the options.
Uconnect™ website for supported phones. Refer to your
• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for
mobile service provider or the phone manufacturer for
the beep, which follows the “Ready” prompt or andetails.
other prompt.
The Uconnect™ Phone is fully integrated with the vehi• For certain operations, compound commands can be
cle’s audio system. The volume of the Uconnect™ Phone
used. For example, instead of saying “Setup” and then
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
“Pair a Device”, the following compound command
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right
can be said: “Pair a Bluetooth威 Device”.
switch), if so equipped.
• For each feature explanation in this section, only the
The radio display will be used for visual prompts from
compound form of the voice command is given. You
the Uconnect™ Phone such as “CELL” or caller ID on
can also break the commands into parts and say each
certain radios.
part of the command when you are asked for it. For
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 113
example, you can use the compound form voice
command “Phonebook New Entry”, or you can break
the compound form command into two voice commands: “Phonebook” and “New Entry”. Please remember, the Uconnect™ Phone works best when you
talk in a normal conversational tone, as if speaking to
someone sitting a few feet/meters away from you.
Voice Command Tree
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
Help Command
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to
know your options at any prompt, say “Help” following
the beep. The Uconnect™ Phone will play some of the
options at any prompt if you ask for help.
Cancel Command
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and
you will be returned to the main menu. However, in a
few instances the system will take you back to the
previous menu.
Pair (Link) Uconnect™ Phone To A Mobile Phone
To begin using your Uconnect™ Phone, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth威 enabled mobile phone.
To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The
Uconnect™ website may also provide detailed instructions for pairing.
The following are general phone to Uconnect™ Phone
pairing instructions:
To activate the Uconnect™ Phone, simply press the
• Press the
button to begin.
button and follow the audible prompts for directions.
Uconnect™ Phone sessions begin with a press of the
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
button on the radio control head.
“Device Pairing”.
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• When prompted, after the beep, say “Pair a Device”
and follow the audible prompts.
• You will be asked to say a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN), which you will later need to
enter into your mobile phone. You can enter any
four-digit PIN. You will not need to remember this PIN
after the initial pairing process.
phone to use if multiple mobile phones are in the
vehicle at the same time. For example, if priority three
and priority five phones are present in the vehicle, the
Uconnect™ Phone will use the priority three mobile
phone when you make a call. You can select to use a
lower priority mobile phone at any time (refer to
“Advanced Phone Connectivity” in this section).
Dial By Saying A Number
• For identification purposes, you will be prompted to
button to begin.
give the Uconnect™ Phone a name for your mobile • Press the
phone. Each mobile phone that is paired should be
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
given a unique phone name.
“Dial”.
• You will then be asked to give your mobile phone a
• The system will prompt you to say the number you
priority level between one and seven, with one being
want to call.
the highest priority. You can pair up to seven mobile
phones to your Uconnect™ Phone. However, at any • For example, you can say “234-567-8901”.
given time, only one mobile phone can be in use,
connected to your Uconnect™ System. The priority
allows the Uconnect™ Phone to know which mobile
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 115
• The Uconnect™ Phone will confirm the phone number • The Uconnect™ system will confirm the name and
and then dial. The number will appear in the display
then dial the corresponding phone number, which
of certain radios.
may appear in the display of certain radios.
Call By Saying A Name
Add Names To Your Uconnect™ Phonebook
• Press the
NOTE: Adding names to the Uconnect™ Phonebook is
recommended when the vehicle is not in motion.
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
• Press the
“Call”.
button to begin.
• The system will prompt you to say the name of the • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
person you want to call.
“Phonebook New Entry”.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of
the name of the person you want to call. For example,
long names helps the Voice Command and it is recomyou can say “John Doe”, where John Doe is a previmended. For example, say “Robert Smith” or “Robert”
ously stored name entry in the Uconnect™ phonebook
instead of “Bob”.
or downloaded phonebook. To learn how to store a
name in the phonebook, refer to “Add Names to Your
Uconnect™ Phonebook”, in the phonebook.
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• When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g.,
“Home”, “Work”, “Mobile”, or “Other”). This will
allow you to store multiple numbers for each phonebook entry, if desired.
Phonebook Download – Automatic Phonebook
Transfer From Mobile Phone
If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
Uconnect™ Phone automatically downloads names (text
names) and number entries from your mobile phone’s
• When prompted, recite the phone number for the
phonebook. Specific Bluetooth威 Phones with Phone Book
phonebook entry that you are adding.
Access Profile may support this feature. See Uconnect™
After you are finished adding an entry into the phone- website for supported phones.
book, you will be given the opportunity to add more
• To call a name from the Uconnect™ Phonebook or
phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the
downloaded Phonebook, follow the procedure in
main menu.
“Call by Saying a Name” section.
The Uconnect™ Phone will allow you to enter up to 32
• Automatic download and update, if supported, begins
names in the phonebook with each name having up to
as soon as the Bluetooth威 wireless phone connection is
four associated phone numbers and designations. Each
made to the Uconnect™ Phone, for example, after you
language has a separate 32-name phonebook accessible
start the vehicle.
only in that language. In addition, if equipped and
supported by your phone, Uconnect™ Phone automati- • A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be downloaded and updated every time a phone is connected
cally downloads your mobile phone’s phonebook.
to the Uconnect™ Phone.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 117
• Depending on the maximum number of entries down- Edit Uconnect™ Phonebook Entries
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
NOTE:
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if avail• Editing names in the phonebook is recommended
able, the previously downloaded phonebook is availwhen the vehicle is not in motion.
able for use.
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
• Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile
deleted or edited.
phone is accessible.
• Press the
button to begin.
• Only the mobile phone’s phonebook is downloaded.
SIM card phonebook is not part of the Mobile phone- • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Phonebook Edit Entry”.
book.
• This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or • You will then be asked for the name of the phonebook
deleted on the Uconnect™ Phone. These can only be
entry that you wish to edit.
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are trans• Next, choose the number designation (home, work,
ferred and updated to Uconnect™ Phone on the next
mobile, or other) that you wish to edit.
phone connection.
• When prompted, recite the new phone number for the
phonebook entry that you are editing.
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After you are finished editing an entry in the phonebook, • After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will
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
Names” to hear a list of the entries in the phonebook
“Phonebook Edit Entry” can be used to add another
from which you choose. To select one of the entries
phone number to a name entry that already exists in the
button while the
from the list, press the
phonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a
Uconnect™ Phone is playing the desired entry and say
mobile and a home number, but you can add “John
“Delete”.
Doe’s” work number later using the “Phonebook Edit
• After you enter the name, the Uconnect™ Phone will
Entry” feature.
ask you which designation you wish to delete: home,
Delete Uconnect™ Phonebook Entry
work, mobile, other, or all. Say the designation you
NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended
wish to delete.
when the vehicle is not in motion.
• Note that only the phonebook entry in the current
• Press the
button to begin.
language is deleted.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
“Phonebook Delete”.
deleted or edited.
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Delete/Erase “All” Uconnect™ Phonebook Entries
• Press the
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Phonebook Erase All”.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Phonebook List Names”.
• The Uconnect™ Phone will play the names of all the
phonebook entries, including the downloaded phonebook entries, if available.
• The Uconnect™ Phone will ask you to verify that you
• To call one of the names in the list, press the
wish to delete all the entries from the phonebook.
button during the playing of the desired name, and
• After confirmation, the phonebook entries will be
say “Call”.
deleted.
NOTE: The user can also exercise “Edit” or “Delete”
• Note that only the phonebook in the current language operations at this point.
is deleted.
• The Uconnect™ Phone will then prompt you as to the
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
number designation you wish to call.
deleted or edited.
• The selected number will be dialed.
List All Names In The Uconnect™ Phonebook
Phone Call Features
button to begin.
The following features can be accessed through the
• Press the
Uconnect™ Phone if the feature(s) are available on your
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mobile service plan. For example, if your mobile service
plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be
accessed through the Uconnect™ Phone. Check with
your mobile service provider for the features that you
have.
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — No Call
Currently In Progress
When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the
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
button until you hear a single
call, press and hold the
beep, indicating that the incoming call was rejected.
call waiting that you normally hear when using your
mobile phone. Press the
button to place the current
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
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
Progress
To make a second call while you are currently on a call,
button and say “Dial” or “Call” followed
press the
by the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to
call. The first call will be on hold while the second call is
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — Call
in progress. To go back to the first call, refer to “Toggling
Currently In Progress
Between Calls” in this section. To combine two calls, refer
If a call is currently in progress and you have another to “Conference Call” in this section.
incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for
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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.
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.
button until you hear a single beep,
press the
indicating that the active and hold status of the two calls Call Termination
have switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at a To end a call in progress, momentarily press the
button. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if
time.
there is a call on hold, it will become the new active call.
Conference Call
If the active call is terminated by the phone far end, a call
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
on hold may not become active automatically. This is cell
hold), press and hold the
button until you hear a
phone-dependent. To bring the call back from hold, press
double beep indicating that the two calls have been
button until you hear a single beep.
and hold the
joined into one conference call.
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Redial
• Press the
button to begin.
ends, or until the vehicle battery condition dictates
cessation of the call on the Uconnect™ Phone and
transfer of the call to the mobile phone.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
• After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can
“Redial”.
continue on the Uconnect™ Phone for a certain dura• The Uconnect™ Phone will call the last number that
tion, after which the call is automatically transferred
was dialed from your mobile phone.
from the Uconnect™ Phone to the mobile phone.
NOTE: This may not be the last number dialed from the • An active call is automatically transferred to the
mobile phone after the ignition key is switched to OFF.
Uconnect™ Phone.
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
Uconnect™ Phone Features
Language Selection
To change the language that the Uconnect™ Phone is
using:
• Press the
button to begin.
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• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect™ Phone is
the name of the language you wish to switch to operational, you may reach the emergency number as
follows:
English, Espanol, or Francais.
• Continue to follow the system prompts to complete •
the language selection.
•
After selecting one of the languages, all prompts and
voice commands will be in that language.
Press the
button to begin.
After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Emergency” and the Uconnect™ Phone will instruct
the paired mobile phone to call the emergency number. This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada, and
Mexico.
NOTE: After every Uconnect™ Phone language change
operation, only the language-specific 32-name phonebook is usable. The paired phone name is not language- NOTE:
• The emergency number dialed is based on the country
specific and is usable across all languages.
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and
Emergency Assistance
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
not be applicable with the available mobile service and
reachable:
area.
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
number for your area.
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• If supported, this number may be programmable on • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
button and say
some systems. To do this, press the
“Towing Assistance”.
“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 mobile 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
To use your Uconnect™ Phone System in an emerthe Warranty Information Booklet and the 24-Hour
gency, your mobile phone must be:
Towing Assistance references.
• turned on,
• If supported, this number may be programmable on
• paired to the Uconnect™ System,
button and say
some systems. To do this, press the
• and have network coverage.
“Setup”, followed by “Towing Assistance”.
Towing Assistance
If you need towing assistance:
• Press the
button to begin.
Paging
To learn how to page, refer to “Working with Automated
Systems”. Paging works properly except for pagers of
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on your mobile 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
Voice Mail Calling
your PIN followed with a pound, (3 7 4 6 #), you can
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working
button and say, “3 7 4 6 # Send”. Saying
press the
with Automated Systems”.
a number, or sequence of numbers, followed by “Send”,
Working With Automated Systems
is also to be used for navigating through an automated
This method is used in instances where one generally has customer service center menu structure, and to leave a
to press numbers on the mobile phone keypad while number on a pager.
navigating through an automated telephone system.
You can also send stored Uconnect™ phonebook entries
You can use your Uconnect™ Phone to access a voice as tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager
mail system or an automated service, such as a paging entries. To use this feature, dial the number you wish to
button and say, “Send.” The
service or automated customer service line. Some ser- call and then press the
vices require immediate response selection. In some system will prompt you to enter the name or number and
instances, that may be too quick for use of the say the name of the phonebook entry you wish to send.
The Uconnect™ Phone will then send the corresponding
Uconnect™ Phone.
phone number associated with the phonebook entry, as
When calling a number with your Uconnect™ Phone that
tones over the phone.
normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence
certain companies, which time out a little too soon to
work properly with the Uconnect™ Phone.
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NOTE:
Turning Confirmation Prompts ON/OFF
• You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system
network configurations. This is normal.
from confirming your choices (e.g., the Uconnect™
Phone will not repeat a phone number before you dial it).
• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time
out settings that are too short and may not allow the • Press the
button to begin.
use of this feature.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
one of the following:
Barge In — Overriding Prompts
The “Voice Command” button can be used when you
− “Setup Confirmation Prompts On”
wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice
− “Setup Confirmation Prompts Off”
command immediately. For example, if a prompt is
asking “Would you like to pair a phone, clear a...,” you
Phone And Network Status Indicators
button and say, “Pair a Phone” to
could press the
If available on the radio and/or on a premium display
select that option without having to listen to the rest of
such as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by
the voice prompt.
your mobile 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 network
signal strength, phone battery strength, etc.
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Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad
You can dial a phone number with your mobile phone
keypad and still use the Uconnect™ Phone (while dialing
via the mobile phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth威 mobile
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 mobile 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 Mobile Phone
The Uconnect™ Phone allows ongoing calls to be transferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect™ Phone
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
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from your Uconnect™ Phone paired mobile 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 mobile phones in order from the highest to
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between The
the lowest priority. To “Select” or “Delete” a paired
Uconnect™ Phone And Mobile Phone
button and
phone being announced, press the
Your mobile 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 Mobile Phone
connection between your mobile phone and the This feature allows you to select and start using another
Uconnect™ Phone System, follow the instructions de- phone paired with the Uconnect™ Phone.
scribed in your mobile phone User’s Manual.
• Press the
button to begin.
List Paired Mobile Phone Names
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
button to begin.
“Setup Select Phone” and follow the prompts.
• Press the
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • You can also press the
button at any time while the
“Setup Phone Pairing”.
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 Mobile Phones
•
•
•
•
Voice Training
Press the
button to begin.
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 proceAt 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 the radio mode):
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 and say the “Voice Training,
System Training, or Start Voice Training” command.
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You can either press the Uconnect™ Phone button to Voice Command
restore the factory setting or repeat the words and
• For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to
phrases when prompted by the Uconnect™ Phone. For
provide at least 1⁄2 in (1 cm) gap between the overhead
best results, the Voice Training session should be comconsole (if equipped) and the mirror.
pleted when the vehicle is parked with the engine
running, all windows closed, and the blower fan • Always wait for the beep before speaking.
switched off.
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from
This procedure may be repeated with a new user. The
you.
system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
Reset
• press the
button.
• After the “Ready” prompt, and the following beep, say
“Setup”, then “Reset”.
This will delete all phone pairing, phone book entries,
and other settings in all language modes. The System will
prompt you before resetting to factory settings.
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
during a Voice Command period.
• Performance is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 131
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather condition.
• 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 the system is designed for users speaking
in North American English, French, and Spanish ac- • Even though international dialing for most number
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
cents, the system may not always work for some.
number combinations may not be supported.
• When navigating through an automated system such
as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of • In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
speaking the digit string, make sure to say “Send”.
• Storing names in the phonebook when the vehicle is Far End Audio Performance
not in motion is recommended.
• Audio quality is maximized under:
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding
• low-to-medium blower setting,
names in the Uconnect™ Phonebook.
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• Phonebook (Downloaded and Uconnect™ Phone Local) name recognition rate is optimized when the
• low road noise,
entries are not similar.
• smooth road surface,
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• fully closed windows,
• dry weather conditions, and
• operation from the driver’s seat.
SMS
Uconnect™ Phone can read or send new messages on
your phone.
Read Messages:
• Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness If you receive a new text message while your phone is
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and connected to Uconnect™ Phone, an announcement will
not the Uconnect™ Phone.
be made to notify you that you have a new text message.
If you wish to hear the new message:
• Echo at the phone far end can sometimes be reduced
• Press the
button.
by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
compromised with the convertible top down.
“SMS Read” or “Read Messages.”
Recent Calls
• Uconnect™ Phone will play the new text message for
If your phone supports “Automatic Phonebook Downyou.
load”, Uconnect™ Phone can list your Outgoing, IncomAfter reading a message, you can “Reply” or “Forward”
ing and Missed Calls.
the message using Uconnect™ Phone.
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3. Where are you?
Send Messages:
You can send messages using Uconnect™ Phone. To send
4. I need more direction.
a new message:
5. L O L
• Press the
button.
6. Why
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
7. I love you
“SMS Send” or “Send Message.”
• You can either say the message you wish to send or say 8. Call me
“List Messages.” There are 20 preset messages.
9. Call me later
button while the
To send a message, press the
10. Thanks
system is listing the message and say “Send.”
11. See You in 15 minutes
Uconnect™ Phone will prompt you to say the name or
number of the person you wish to send the message to. 12. I am on my way
List of Preset Messages:
13. I’ll be late
1. Yes
14. Are you there yet?
2. No
15. Where are we meeting?
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16. Can this wait?
17. Bye for now
18. When can we meet
19. Send number to call
20. Start without me
Turn SMS Incoming Announcement ON/OFF
Turning the SMS Incoming Announcement OFF will stop
the system from announcing the new incoming messages.
• Press the
button.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup, SMS Incoming Message Announcement,” you
will then be given a choice to change it.
Bluetooth威 Communication Link
Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the
Uconnect™ Phone. When this happens, the connection
can generally be reestablished by switching the phone
off/on. Your mobile phone is recommended to remain in
Bluetooth威 ON mode.
Power-Up
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either the
ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you
must wait at least fifteen 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)
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
other
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.
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
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. All
attention should be kept on the roadway ahead.
Failure to do so may result in a collision 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 When using this system, you should speak clearly and at
seconds, the system will present you with a list of a normal speaking volume.
options.
The system will best recognize your speech if the winIf you ever wish to interrupt the system while it lists dows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan is
button, listen set to low.
options, press the Voice Command
for the beep, and say your command.
At any point, if the system does not recognize one of your
button while the commands, you will be prompted to repeat it.
Pressing the Voice Command
system is speaking is known as “barging in.” The system
To hear the first available Menu, press the Voice Comwill be interrupted, and after the beep, you can add or
button and say “Help” or “Main Menu”.
mand
change commands. This will become helpful once you
Commands
start to learn the options.
The Voice Command system understands two types of
NOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel”,
commands. Universal commands are available at all
“Help” or “Main Menu”.
times. Local commands are available if the supported
These commands are universal and can be used from any radio mode is active.
menu. All other commands can be used depending upon
the active application.
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Changing the Volume
• “Memo” (to switch to the memo recorder)
1. Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
button.
• “Setup” (to switch to system setup)
2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
Radio AM
To switch to the AM band, say “AM” or “Radio AM”. In
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
Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
• “Radio Menu” (to switch to the radio menu)
button. You may say “Main Menu” to switch to the main
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
menu.
Radio FM
In this mode, you can say the following commands:
To switch to the FM band, say “FM” or “Radio FM”. In
• “Radio” (to switch to the radio mode)
this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Disc” (to switch to the disc mode)
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
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• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
• “List Channel” (to hear a list of available channels)
• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
• “Select Name” (to say the name of a channel)
• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
Satellite Radio
Disc
To switch to satellite radio mode, say “Sat” or “Satellite To switch to the disc mode, say “Disc”. In this mode, you
Radio”. In this mode, you may say the following com- may say the following commands:
mands:
• “Track” (#) (to change the track)
• “Channel Number” (to change the channel by its
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
spoken number)
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
• “Next Channel” (to select the next channel)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
• “Previous Channel” (to select the previous channel)
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Memo
To switch to the voice recorder mode, say “Memo”. In
this mode, you may say the following commands:
− “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
recording, you may press the Voice Command
Setup
button to stop recording. You proceed by saying one of To switch to system setup, you may say on of the
the following commands:
following:
− “Save” (to save the memo)
• “Change to setup”
− “Continue” (to continue recording)
• “Switch to system setup”
− “Delete” (to delete the recording)
• “Change to setup”
• “Play Memos” (to play previously recorded memos) • “Main menu setup” or
— During the playback you may press the Voice
• “Switch to setup”
button to stop playing memos. You
Command
proceed by saying one of the following commands:
− “Repeat” (to repeat a memo)
− “Next” (to play the next memo)
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In this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Language English”
• “Language French”
• “Language Spanish”
1. Press the Voice Command
button, say “System
Setup” and once you are in that menu then say “Voice
Training.” This will train your own voice to the system
and will improve recognition.
2. Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by
Uconnect™ Voice. For best results, the “Voice Training”
• “Tutorial”
session should be completed when the vehicle is parked,
• “Voice Training”
engine running, all windows closed, and the blower fan
switched off. This procedure may be repeated with a new
NOTE: Keep in mind that you have to press the Voice
user. The system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
button first and wait for the beep before
Command
speaking the “Barge In” commands.
Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recognizing their voice commands or numbers the Uconnect™
Voice “Voice Training” feature may be used.
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BLIND SPOT MONITORING — IF EQUIPPED
The Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system uses two radarbased sensors, located inside the rear bumper fascia, to
detect highway licensable vehicles (automobiles, trucks,
motorcycles, etc.) that enter the blind spot zones from the
rear/front/side of the vehicle.
When the vehicle is started, the BSM warning light will
momentarily illuminate in both outside rear view mirrors
to let the driver know that the system is operational. The
BSM system sensors operate when the vehicle is in any
forward gear or REVERSE and enters stand by mode
when the vehicle is in PARK.
The BSM detection zone covers approximately one lane
on both sides of the vehicle (11 ft or 3.35 m). The zone
starts at the outside rear view mirror and extends approximately 20 ft (6 m) to the rear of the vehicle. The BSM
system monitors the detection zones on both sides of the
vehicle when the vehicle speed has reached approximately 6 mph (10 km/h) or higher and will alert the
driver of vehicles in these areas.
Rear Detection Zones
NOTE:
• The BSM system does NOT alert the driver about
rapidly approaching vehicles that are outside the
detection zones.
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• The BSM system detection zone DOES NOT change if
your vehicle is towing a trailer. Therefore, visually
verify the adjacent lane is clear for both your vehicle
and trailer before making a lane change. If the trailer
or other object (i.e., bicycle, sports equipment) extends
beyond the side of your vehicle, this may result in the
BSM warning light remaining illuminated the entire
time the vehicle is in a forward gear.
The area on the rear fascia where the radar sensors are
located must remain free of snow, ice, and dirt/road
contamination so that the BSM system can function
properly. Do not block the area of the rear fascia where
the radar sensors are located with foreign objects (bumper stickers, bicycle racks, etc.).
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Sensor Location (Driver Side Shown)
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The BSM system notifies the driver of objects in the
detection zones by illuminating the BSM warning light
located in the outside mirrors in addition to sounding an
audible (chime) alert and reducing the radio volume.
Refer to “Modes Of Operation” for further information.
Warning Light Location
The BSM system monitors the detection zone from three
different entry points (side, rear, front) while driving to
see if an alert is necessary. The BSM system will issue an
alert during these types of zone entries.
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Entering From The Side
Entering From The Rear
Vehicles that move into your adjacent lanes from either Vehicles that come up from behind your vehicle on either
side of the vehicle.
side and enter the rear detection zone with a relative
speed of less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
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Side Monitoring
Rear Monitoring
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Overtaking Traffic
If you pass another vehicle slowly (with a relative speed
less than 10 mph (16 km/h) and the vehicle remains in
the blind spot for approximately 1.5 seconds, the warning
light will be illuminated. If the difference in speed
between the two vehicles is greater than 10 mph
(16 km/h), the warning light will not illuminate.
Overtaking/Passing
The BSM system is designed not to issue an alert on
stationary objects such as guardrails, posts, walls, foliage,
berms, etc. However, occasionally the system may alert
on such objects. This is normal operation and your
vehicle does not require service.
Overtaking/Approaching
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Stationary Objects
The BSM system will not alert you of objects that are
traveling in the opposite direction of the vehicle in
adjacent lanes.
Opposing Traffic
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WARNING!
The Blind Spot Monitoring system is only an aid to
help detect objects in the blind spot zones. The BSM
system is not designed to detect pedestrians, bicyclists, or animals. Even if your vehicle is equipped
with the BSM system, always check your vehicles
mirrors, glance over your shoulder, and use your turn
signal before changing lanes. Failure to do so can
result in serious injury or death.
Rear Cross Path
The Rear Cross Path (RCP) feature is intended to aid the
driver when backing out of parking spaces where their
vision of oncoming vehicles may be blocked. Proceed
slowly and cautiously out of the parking space until the
rear end of the vehicle is exposed. The RCP system will
then have a clear view of the cross traffic and if an
oncoming vehicle is detected, alert the driver.
RCP Detection Zones
RCP monitors the rear detection zones on both sides of
the vehicle, for objects that are moving toward the side of
the vehicle with a minimum speed of approximately 1 to
2 mph (1 km/h to 3 km/h), to objects moving a maximum of approximately 10 mph (16 km/h), such as in
parking lot situations.
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NOTE: In a parking lot situation, oncoming vehicles can
be obscured by vehicles parked on either side. If the
sensors are blocked by other structures or vehicles, the
system will not be able to alert the driver.
Modes Of Operation
Three selectable modes of operation are available in 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.
When RCP is on and the vehicle is in REVERSE, the
driver is alerted using both the visual and audible
Blind Spot Alert
alarms, including reducing the radio volume.
When operating in Blind Spot Alert mode, the BSM
WARNING!
system will provide a visual alert in the appropriate side
view mirror based on a detected object. However, when
RCP is not a Back Up Aid system. It is intended to be
the system is operating in RCP, the system will respond
used to help a driver detect an oncoming vehicle in a
with both visual and audible alerts when a detected
parking lot situation. Drivers must be careful when
object is present. Whenever an audible alert is requested,
backing up, even when using RCP. Always check
the radio volume is reduced.
carefully behind your vehicle, look behind you, and
be sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime
vehicles, obstructions, and blind spots before back- When operating in Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime, the
ing up. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or BSM system will provide a visual alert in the appropriate
side view mirror based on a detected object. If the turn
death.
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signal is then activated, and it corresponds to an alert
present on that side of the vehicle, an audible chime will
also be sounded. Whenever a turn signal and detected
object are present on the same side at the same time, both
the visual and audio alerts will be issued. In addition to
the audible alert the radio volume (if on) will also be
reduced.
Blind Spot Alert Off
When the BSM system is turned off there will be no
visual or audible alerts from either the BSM or RCP
systems.
NOTE: The BSM system will store the current operating
mode when the vehicle is shut off. Each time the vehicle
is started the previously stored mode will be recalled and
used.
NOTE:
• Whenever an audible alert is requested by the BSM
Astronomy Zone — System Temporarily Unavailable
system, the radio volume is reduced.
When the vehicle enters this zone the blind spot system
• If the hazard flashers are on, the system will request will become temporarily unavailable and the EVIC will
the appropriate visual alert only.
display the message “ Blind spot system unavailableAstronomy zone”. The side mirrors LED’s will be lit up
When the system is in RCP, the system shall respond
and stay lit until the vehicle exits the zone.
with both visual and audible alerts when a detected
object is present. Whenever an audible alert is re- SEATS
quested, the radio volume is also reduced. Turn/ Seats are part of the Occupant Restraint System of the
hazard signal status is ignored; the RCP state always vehicle.
requests the chime.
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WARNING!
switches that control the movement of the seat cushion
and the seatback.
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts. In a collision, people riding in these areas
are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
Power Seats — If Equipped
Some models may be equipped with eight-way power
driver and front passenger seats. The power seat switches
are located on the outboard side of the seat. There are two
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Power Seat Switches
1 — Seatback Switch
2 — Seat Switch
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Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward.
Push the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will
move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch
when the desired position has been reached.
Adjusting The Seat Up Or Down
The height of the seats can be adjusted up or down. Pull
upward or push downward on the rear of the seat switch,
the seat will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position has been reached.
Tilting The Seat Up Or Down
The angle of the seat cushion can be adjusted up or
down. Pull upward or push downward on the front of
the seat switch, the front of the seat cushion will move in
the direction of the switch. Release the switch when the
desired position has been reached.
Reclining The Seatback
The angle of the seatback can be adjusted forward or
backward. Push the seatback switch forward or rearward, the seat will move in the direction of the switch.
Release the switch when the desired position has been
reached.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your
chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat
belt, which could result in serious injury or death.
Do not place any article under a power seat or
impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to
the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited if
movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s
path.
Passenger’s Power Seat
Some models are equipped with a six-way power passenger seat. The power seat switch is located on the
outboard side of the seat. The switch is used to control
the movement of the seat and seat cushion.
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward.
Push the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will
move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch
when you have reached the desired position.
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Adjusting The Seat Up Or Down
The height of the seats can be adjusted up or down. Pull
upward or push downward on the seat switch, the seat
will move in the direction of the switch. Release the
switch when you have reached the desired position.
Tilting The Seat Up Or Down
The angle of the seat cushion can be adjusted up or
down. Pull upward or push downward on the front of
the seat switch, the front of the seat cushion will move in
the direction of the switch. Release the switch when you
have reached the desired position.
WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your
chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat
belt, which could result in serious injury or death.
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.
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Power Lumbar — If Equipped
Vehicles equipped with power driver or passenger seats
are also equipped with power lumbar. The power lumbar
switch is located on the outboard side of the power seat.
Push the switch forward to increase the lumbar support.
Push the switch rearward to decrease the lumbar support. Pushing upward or downward on the switch will
raise and lower the position of the support.
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Power Lumbar Switch
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Manual Front Seats Forward/Rearward
Adjustment
Some models may be equipped with manual front driver
or passenger seats. The seats can be adjusted forward or
rearward by using a bar located by the front of the seat
cushion, near the floor.
While sitting in the seat, lift up on the bar located under
the seat cushion and move the seat forward or rearward.
Release the bar once you have reached the desired
position. Then, using body pressure, move forward and
rearward on the seat to be sure that the seat adjusters
have latched.
WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
Adjustment Bar
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Manual Front Passenger Seatback Adjustment —
Recline
To adjust the seatback, lift the lever located on the
outboard side of the seat, lean back to the desired
position and release the lever. To return the seatback, lift
the lever, lean forward and release the lever.
Recline Lever
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
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Front Passenger Seat Fold-Flat Feature — If
Equipped
To fold the seatback to the flat load-floor position, lift the
recline lever and push the seatback forward. To return to
the seating position, raise the seatback and lock it into
place.
Heated Seats — If Equipped
On some models, the front and rear seats may be
equipped with heaters in both the seat cushions and
seatbacks.
WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise
care when using the seat heater. It may cause burns
even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time.
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Fold-Flat Passenger Seat
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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.
controls for each heater are located near the bottom
center of the instrument panel (below the climate controls).
You can choose from HIGH, LOW or OFF heat settings.
Amber indicator lights in each switch indicate the level of
heat in use. Two indicator lights will illuminate for
HIGH, one for LOW and none for OFF.
Press the switch once to select HIGH-level
Vehicles Equipped with Remote Start
heating. Press the switch a second time to select
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
LOW-level heating. Press the switch a third
driver’s heated seat and heated steering wheel can be
time to shut the heating elements OFF.
programmed to come on during a remote start. Refer to
“Remote Starting System — If Equipped” in “Things To NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further informa- within two to five minutes.
tion.
When the HIGH-level setting is selected, the heater will
provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes
Front Heated Seats
There are two heated seat switches that allow the driver of operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the
and passenger to operate the seats independently. The normal HIGH-level. If the HIGH-level setting is selected,
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the system will automatically switch to LOW-level after a
maximum of 50 minutes of continuous operation. At that
time, the number of illuminated LEDs changes from two
to one, indicating the change. The LOW-level setting will
turn OFF automatically after a maximum of 45 minutes.
Rear Heated Seats
On some models, the two outboard seats are equipped
with heated seats. There are two heated seat switches that
allow the rear passengers to operate the seats independently. The heated seat switches for each heater are
located on the rear of the center console.
Rear Heated Seat Switches
You can choose from HIGH, LOW or OFF heat settings.
Amber indicator lights in each switch indicate the level of
heat in use. Two indicator lights will illuminate for
HIGH, one for LOW and none for OFF.
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Press the switch once to select HIGH-level
heating. Press the switch a second time to select
LOW-level heating. Press the switch a third
time to shut the heating elements OFF.
small fans that draw the air from the passenger compartment and blow air through fine perforations in the seat
cover to help keep the driver and front passenger cooler
in higher ambient temperatures.
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt There are two ventilated seat switches that allow the
driver and passenger to operate the seats independently.
within two to five minutes.
The ventilated seat switches are located on the switch
When the HIGH-level setting is selected, the heater will
bank in the center stack of the instrument panel, just
provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes
below the climate controls.
of operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the
The ventilated seat switches are used
normal HIGH-level. If the HIGH-level setting is selected,
to control the speed of the fans located
the system will automatically switch to LOW-level after a
in the seat. Press the switch once to
maximum of 50 minutes of continuous operation. At that
choose HIGH, press it a second time to
time, the number of illuminated LEDs changes from two
choose LOW. Pressing the switch a
to one, indicating the change. The LOW-level setting will
third time will turn the ventilated seat
turn OFF automatically after a maximum of 45 minutes.
OFF. When HIGH speed is selected
Ventilated Seats — If Equipped
both lights on the switch will be illuminated. When LOW
On some models, both the driver and passenger seats are
speed is selected one light will be illuminated.
ventilated. Located in the seat cushion and seatback are
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NOTE: The engine must be running for the ventilated
seats to operate.
WARNING!
Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
driver’s ventilated seat can be programmed to come on
during a remote start. Refer to “Remote Starting System
— If Equipped” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
The head restraints for all occupants must be properly adjusted prior to operating the vehicle or occupying a seat. Head restraints should never be adjusted while the vehicle is in motion. Driving a
vehicle with the head restraints improperly adjusted
or removed could cause serious injury or death in the
event of a collision.
Head Restraints
Head restraints are designed to reduce the risk of injury
by restricting head movement in the event of a rearimpact. Head restraints should be adjusted so that the top
of the head restraint is located above the top of your ear.
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Active Head Restraints — Front Seats
Active Head Restraints are passive, deployable components, and vehicles with this equipment cannot be readily
identified by any markings, only through visual inspection of the head restraint. The head restraint will be split
in two halves, with the front half being soft foam and
trim, the back half being decorative plastic.
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint.
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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
extent of injuries to the driver and front passenger in
certain types of rear impacts. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
Push Button
For comfort the Active Head Restraints can be tilted
forward and rearward. To tilt the head restraint closer to
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the back of your head, pull forward 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.
Active Head Restraint (Tilted)
Active Head Restraint (Normal Position)
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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• 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!
• Do not place items over the top of the Active Head
Restraint, such as coats, seat covers or portable
DVD players. These items may interfere with the
operation of the Active Head Restraint in the event
of a collision and could result in serious injury or
death.
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
Head Restraints — Rear Seats
The head restraints on the outboard seats are not adjust(Continued) able. They automatically fold forward when the rear seat
is folded to a load floor position but do not return to their
normal position when the rear seat is raised. After
returning either seat to its upright position, raise the head
restraint until it locks in place. The outboard headrests
are not removable.
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The center head restraint has limited adjustment. Lift
upward on the head restraint to raise it, or push downward on the head restraint to lower it.
WARNING!
Sitting in a seat with the head restraint in its lowered
position could result in serious injury or death in a
collision. Always make sure the outboard head restraints are in their upright positions when the seat is
to be occupied.
NOTE: For proper routing of a Child Seat Tether refer to
“Occupant Restraints” in “Things to Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
Rear Head Restraint
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60/40 Split Rear Seat
To Lower Rear Seat
Either side of the rear seat can be lowered to allow for
extended cargo space and still maintain some rear seating
room.
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NOTE: Be sure that the front seats are fully upright and
positioned forward. This will allow the rear seatback to
fold down easily.
1. Pull upward on the release lever to release the seat.
Rear Seat Release
NOTE:
• Do not fold the 60% rear seat down with the left
outboard or rear center seat belt buckled.
• Do not fold the 40% rear seat down with the right
outboard seat belt buckled.
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2. Fold the rear seat completely forward.
Rear Seat Folded
To Raise Rear Seat
Raise the rear seatback and lock it into place. If interference from the cargo area prevents the seatback from fully
locking, you will have difficulty returning the seat to its
proper position.
WARNING!
• Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback is not securely locked into
position the seat will not provide the proper
stability for child seats and/or passengers. An
improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
• The cargo area in the rear of the vehicle (with the
rear seatbacks in the locked-up or folded down
position) should not be used as a play area by
children when the vehicle is in motion. They could
be seriously injured in a collision. Children
should be seated and using the proper restraint
system.
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Reclining Rear Seat
To recline the seatback, lift the lever located on the
outboard side of the seat, lean back and release the lever
at the desired position. To return the seatback, lift the
lever, lean forward and release the lever.
Rear Seat Release
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
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DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED
Once programmed, the memory buttons 1 and 2 on the
driver’s door panel can be used to recall the driver’s seat,
driver’s outside mirror, adjustable steering wheel position (if equipped), and the radio station preset settings.
Your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters can also
be programmed to recall the same positions when the
UNLOCK button is pressed.
Driver Memory Buttons
Your vehicle is equipped with two RKE transmitters. One
or both RKE transmitters can be linked to either memory
position. The memory system can accommodate up to
four RKE transmitters, each one linked to either of the
two memory positions.
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Setting Memory Positions And Linking Remote
Keyless Entry Transmitter To Memory
5. Turn on the radio and set the radio station presets (up
to 12 AM and 12 FM stations can be set).
NOTE: Each time the S (SET) button and a numbered 6. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK/OFF position
button 1 or 2 are pressed, you erase the memory settings and remove the key.
for that button and store a new one.
7. Press and release the S (SET) button located on the
1. Insert the ignition key, and turn the ignition switch to driver’s door.
the ON/RUN position.
8. Within five seconds, press and release MEMORY
2. Press the driver door MEMORY button number 1 if button 1 or 2 on the driver’s door. The next step must be
you are setting the memory for driver 1, or button performed within five seconds if you desire to also use a
number 2 if you are setting the memory for driver 2. The RKE transmitter to recall memory positions.
system will recall any stored settings. Wait for the system
9. Press and release the LOCK button on one of the RKE
to complete the memory recall before continuing to
transmitters.
Step 3.
10. Insert the ignition key, and turn the ignition switch to
3. Adjust the driver’s seat, recliner, and driver’s sideview
the ON/RUN position.
mirror to the desired positions.
11. Select ⬙Remote Linked to Memory⬙ in the Electronic
4. Adjust the power steering column tilt and telescoping
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) and enter ⬙Yes⬙. Refer
position (if equipped) to the desired positions.
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to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/ To recall the memory setting for driver two, press
Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding MEMORY button number 2 on the driver’s door, or the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter linked to
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
memory position 2.
12. Repeat the above steps to set the next memory
position, using the other numbered memory button, or to A recall can be cancelled by pressing any of the
MEMORY buttons on the drivers door during a recall (S,
link another RKE transmitter to memory.
1, or 2). When a recall is cancelled, the driver’s seat,
Memory Position Recall
driver’s mirror and the pedals stop moving. A delay of
NOTE: The vehicle must be in PARK to recall memory one second will occur before another recall can be
positions. If a recall is attempted when the vehicle is not selected.
in PARK, a message will be displayed in the Electronic
To Disable A RKE Transmitter Linked To Memory
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC).
1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position, and
To recall the memory settings for driver one, press
remove the key.
MEMORY button number 1 on the driver’s door, or the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter linked to 2. Press and release MEMORY button number 1. The
system will recall any memory settings stored in position
memory position 1.
1. Wait for the system to complete the memory recall
before continuing to Step 3.
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3. Press and release the memory S (SET) button located Easy Entry/Exit Seat
This feature provides automatic driver’s seat positioning
on the driver’s door.
which will enhance driver mobility out of and into the
4. Within five seconds, press and release MEMORY
vehicle.
button 1 on the driver’s door.
There are two possible Easy Entry/Exit adjustments
5. Within five seconds, press and release the UNLOCK
available:
button on the RKE transmitter.
• The seat cushion will move rearward approximately
To disable another RKE transmitter linked to either
2.5 in (60 mm), if the starting position of the seat is
memory position, repeat steps 1 through 5 for each RKE
greater than or equal to 2.67 in (68 mm) forward of the
transmitter.
rear seat stop when the key is removed from the
ignition switch. The seat will then move forward
NOTE: Once programmed, all RKE transmitters linked
approximately 2.5 in (60 mm) when the key is placed
to memory can be easily enabled or disabled at one time.
into the ignition and turned out of the LOCK position.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding
• The seat will move to the position located 0.3 in
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
(8 mm) forward of the rear stop if the starting position
is between 0.9 to 2.67 in (23 to 68 mm) forward of the
rear stop when the key is removed from the ignition
switch. The seat will move forward to the memory/
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driving position when the key is placed into the TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
ignition, and turned out of the LOCK position toward To open the hood, two latches must be released.
the ACC/ON position.
1. Pull the release lever located below the instrument
The Easy Entry/Exit feature will be automatically dis- panel and in front of the driver’s door.
abled if the seat is already positioned closer than 0.9 in
(23 mm) forward of the rear stop. At this position, there
is no benefit to the driver by moving the seat for Easy
Exit/Entry.
Each stored memory setting will have an associated Easy
Entry/Exit position.
NOTE: The Easy Entry/Exit feature is not enabled
when the vehicle is delivered from the factory. The Easy
Entry/Exit feature is enabled (or later disabled) through
the programmable features in the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable
Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
Hood Release
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2. Reach under the hood, move safety latch to the left
and lift the hood.
CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Use a firm downward push at the center of
the hood to ensure that both latches engage.
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WARNING!
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your
vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open
when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.
Failure to follow this warning could result in serious
injury or death.
Safety Latch Location
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LIGHTS
Headlight Switch
The headlight switch is located on the left side of the
instrument panel, next to the steering wheel. The headlight switch controls the operation of the headlights,
parking lights, instrument panel lights, cargo lights and
fog lights (if equipped).
Headlight Switch
To turn on the headlights, rotate the headlight
switch clockwise. When the headlight switch is
on the parking lights, taillights, license plate
light and instrument panel lights are also
turned on. To turn off the headlights, rotate the headlight
switch back to the O (Off) position.
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NOTE:
• Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlight and
fog light (if equipped) lenses that are lighter and less
susceptible to stone breakage than glass lights. Plastic
is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
This system automatically turns the headlights on or off
according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on,
rotate the headlight switch to the A (AUTO) position.
When the system is on, the Headlight Delay feature is
also on. This means the headlights will stay on for up to
• To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses 90 seconds after you turn the ignition switch to the OFF
and reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry position. To turn the automatic headlights off, turn the
cloth. To remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap headlight switch out of the AUTO position.
solution followed by rinsing.
NOTE: The engine must be running before the headlights will turn on in the Automatic Mode.
CAUTION!
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents,
steel wool or other abrasive materials to clean the
lenses.
Headlights On Automatically With Wipers
If your vehicle is equipped with Automatic Headlights, it
also has this customer-programmable feature. When
your headlights are in the automatic mode and the
engine is running, they will automatically turn on when
the wiper system is on. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
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Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable inside rearview mirror. This camera detects vehicle speFeatures” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for cific light and automatically switches from high beams to
low beams until the approaching vehicle is out of view.
further information.
If your vehicle is equipped with a “Rain Sensitive Wiper
System” and it is activated, the headlights will automatically turn on after the wipers complete five wipe cycles
within approximately one minute, and they will turn off
approximately four minutes after the wipers completely
stop. Refer to “Windshield Wipers And Washers” in this
section for further information.
NOTE: If the windshield or SmartBeam™ mirror is
replaced, the SmartBeam™ mirror must be re-aimed to
ensure proper performance. See your local authorized
dealer.
To Activate
1. Enable the Automatic High Beams. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/CustomerNOTE: When your headlights come on during the
Programmable Features” in “Understanding Your Instrudaytime, the instrument panel lights will automatically
ment Panel” for further information.
dim to the lower nighttime intensity. Refer to “Lights” in
2. Turn the headlight switch to the AUTO headlight
this section for further information.
position.
SmartBeam™ — If Equipped
The SmartBeam™ system provides increased forward 3. Push the multifunction lever away from you (toward
lighting at night by automating high beam control front of vehicle) to engage the high beam mode.
through the use of a digital camera mounted on the
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NOTE: This system will not activate until the vehicle is not in the PARK position. The lights will remain on until
the ignition is switched to the OFF or ACC position or the
at or above 20 mph (32 km/h).
parking brake is engaged. The headlight switch must be
To Deactivate
used for normal nighttime driving.
1. Pull the multifunction lever toward you (or rearward
NOTE: The Daytime Running Lights will turn off
in car) to manually deactivate the system (normal operaautomatically when a turn signal is in operation and turn
tion of low beams).
on again when the turn signal is not operating.
2. Push back on the multifunction lever once again to
Automatic Headlight Leveling — HID Headlights
reactivate the system.
Only
NOTE: Broken, muddy, or obstructed headlights and This feature prevents the headlights from interfering
taillights of vehicles in the field of view will cause with the vision of oncoming drivers. Headlight leveling
headlights to remain on longer (closer to the vehicle). automatically adjusts the height of the headlight beam in
Also, dirt, film, and other obstructions (sticker, toll box, reaction to changes in vehicle pitch.
etc.) on the windshield or camera lens will cause the
Headlight Delay
system to function improperly.
To aid in your exit, your vehicle is equipped with a
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
headlight delay that will leave the headlights on for
The Daytime Running Lights (low intensity) come on approximately 90 seconds. This delay is initiated when
whenever the engine is running, and the transmission is the ignition is turned OFF while the headlight switch is
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on, and then the headlight switch is cycled off. Headlight
delay can be cancelled by either turning the headlight
switch on then off, or by turning the ignition ON.
The headlight delay time is programmable on vehicles
equipped with an Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Parking Lights And Panel Lights
To turn on the parking lights and instrument panel
lights, rotate the headlight switch clockwise. To
Fog Light Operation
turn off the parking lights, rotate the headlight switch
The fog lights will operate only when the parking lights
back to the O (Off) position.
are on or when the vehicle headlights are on low beam.
Fog Lights — If Equipped
An indicator light located in the instrument cluster will
The fog lights are turned on by rotating the headlight
illuminate when the fog lights are on. The fog lights will
switch to the parking light or headlight position and
pushing in the headlight rotary control.
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turn off when the switch is pushed a second time, when supplement the brightness of the odometer, trip odomthe headlight switch is rotated to the off position, or the eter, radio and overhead console by rotating the control
to its farthest position up until you hear a click. This
high beam is selected.
feature is termed the “Parade” mode and is useful when
Interior Lights
headlights are required during the day.
Courtesy and dome lights are turned on when the front
doors are opened, when the dimmer control (rotating
wheel on the right side of the headlight switch) is rotated
to the its farthest upward position, or if equipped, when
the UNLOCK button is pressed on the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter. When a door is open and the
interior lights are on, rotating the dimmer control all the
way down, to the OFF detent, will cause all the interior
lights to go out. This is also known as the “Party” mode
because it allows the doors to stay open for extended
periods of time without discharging the vehicle’s battery.
The brightness of the instrument panel lighting can be
regulated by rotating the dimmer control up (brighter) or
down (dimmer). When the headlights are on you can
Dimmer Control
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Ambient Light Color Control — If Equipped
Ambient lights are located under the instrument panel
and the driver’s and passenger’s front seats. The color of
the ambient lights can be changed by pressing the button
located above the shift lever. Press the button to toggle
through the colors and back to the off position.
Lights-On Reminder
If the headlights, parking lights, or cargo lights are left on
after the ignition is turned OFF, a chime will sound when
the driver’s door is opened.
Battery Saver
To protect the life of your vehicle’s battery, load shedding
is provided for both the interior and exterior lights.
If the ignition is OFF and any door is left ajar for
10 minutes or the dimmer control is rotated all the way
up to the dome ON position for 10 minutes, the interior
lights will automatically turn off.
If the headlights remain on while the ignition is cycled
OFF, the exterior lights will automatically turn off after
eight minutes. If the headlights are turned on and left on
for eight minutes while the ignition is OFF, the exterior
lights will automatically turn off.
Ambient Light Color Control
NOTE: Battery saver mode is cancelled if the ignition is
ON.
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second time. The lights will also turn on when the
UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) is
The front map/reading lights are mounted in the overpressed.
head console.
Front Map/Reading Lights
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Front Map/Reading Lights
Each light can be turned on by pressing a switch on either
side of the console. These buttons are backlit for night
time visibility. To turn the lights off, press the switch a
Front Map/Reading Light Switches
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Ambient Light
Multifunction Lever
The overhead console is equipped with an ambient light The multifunction lever is located on the left side of the
feature. This light casts illumination for improved visibil- steering column.
ity of the floor center console and PRNDL area.
Multifunction Lever
Ambient Light
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Turn Signals
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
NOTE: If either light remains on and does not flash, or
there is a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside
light bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is
moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is
defective.
Lane Change Assist
Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond
the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash
three times then automatically turn off.
Flash-To-Pass
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
partially pulling the multifunction lever toward the steering wheel. This will cause the high beam headlights to
turn on until the lever is released.
High/Low Beam Switch
Push the multifunction lever toward the instrument
panel to switch the headlights to high beam. Pulling the
multifunction back toward the steering wheel will turn
the low beams back on, or shut the high beams off.
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
The windshield wiper/washer control lever is located on
the left 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 to one of the first four detent
positions for intermittent settings, the fifth detent for low
wiper operation and the sixth detent for high wiper
operation.
Windshield Wiper Operation
Multifunction Lever
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CAUTION!
Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents
the windshield wiper blades from returning to the
“park” position. If the windshield wiper switch is
turned off, and the blades cannot return to the “park”
position, damage to the wiper motor may occur.
Intermittent Wiper System
Use one of the four intermittent wiper settings when
weather conditions make a single wiping cycle, with a
variable delay between cycles, desirable. At driving
Intermittent Wiper Operation
speeds above 10 mph (16 km/h), the delay can be
regulated from a maximum of approximately 18 seconds NOTE: If the vehicle is moving less than 10 mph
between cycles (first detent), to a cycle every one second (16 km/h), delay times will be doubled.
(fourth detent).
Windshield Washer Operation
To use the washer, push on the end of the lever (toward
the steering wheel) and hold while spray is desired. If the
lever is pushed while in the intermittent setting, the
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wipers will turn on and operate for several wipe cycles If the end of the lever is pushed while the wipers are in
after the end of the lever is released, and then resume the the off position, the wipers will operate for several wipe
intermittent interval previously selected.
cycles, then turn off.
WARNING!
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to a collision. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
windshield with the defroster before and during
windshield washer use.
Windshield Washer Operation
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Mist
Use the Mist feature when weather conditions make
occasional usage of the wipers necessary. Rotate the end
of the lever downward to the Mist position and release
for a single wiping cycle.
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NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer
pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the
windshield. The wash function must be used in order to
spray the windshield with washer fluid.
Mist Control
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
This feature senses moisture on the windshield and
automatically activates the wipers for the driver. The
feature is especially useful for road splash or overspray
from the windshield washers of the vehicle ahead. Rotate
the end of the multifunction lever to one of four settings
to activate this feature.
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Sensing feature to be turned off. Refer to “Electronic
The sensitivity of the system can be adjusted with the
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings
multifunction lever. Wiper delay position 1 is the least
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understandsensitive, and wiper delay position 4 is the most sensiing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
tive. Setting 3 should be used for normal rain conditions.
Settings 1 and 2 can be used if the driver desires less
The Rain Sensing system has protection features for the
wiper sensitivity. Settings 4 can be used if the driver
wiper blades and arms, and will not operate under the
desires more sensitivity. Place the wiper switch in the
following conditions:
OFF position when not using the system.
• Low Ambient Temperature — When the ignition is
NOTE:
first turned ON, the Rain Sensing system will not
• The Rain Sensing feature will not operate when the
operate until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle speed
wiper switch is in the low or high-speed position.
is greater than 0 mph (0 km/h), or the outside tem• The Rain Sensing feature may not function properly
perature is greater than 32°F (0°C).
when ice, or dried salt water is present on the wind• Transmission In NEUTRAL Position — When the
shield.
ignition is ON, and the transmission is in the NEU• Use of Rain-X威 or products containing wax or silicone
TRAL position, the Rain Sensing system will not
may reduce Rain Sensing performance.
operate until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle speed
is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), or the shift lever is
• A customer programmable feature in the Electronic
moved out of the NEUTRAL position.
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) allows the Rain
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TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or
shorten the steering column. The tilt/telescoping lever is
located below the steering wheel at the end of the
steering column.
To unlock the steering column, push the lever downward
(toward the floor). To tilt the steering column, move the
steering wheel upward or downward as desired. To
lengthen or shorten the steering column, pull the steering
wheel outward or push it inward as desired. To lock the
steering column in position, push the lever upward until
fully engaged.
WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Be sure the
steering column is locked before driving your vehicle. Failure to follow this warning may result in
serious injury or death.
Tilt/Telescoping Lever
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POWER TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
— IF EQUIPPED
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or
shorten the steering column. The power tilt/telescoping
steering column lever is located below the multifunction
lever on the steering column.
Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering
To tilt the steering column, move the lever up or down as
desired. To lengthen or shorten the steering column, pull
the lever toward you or push the lever away from you as
desired.
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Driver Memory
Seat, you can use your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter or the memory switch on the driver’s door
trim panel to return the tilt/telescopic steering column to
pre-programmed positions. Refer to “Driver Memory
Seat” in this section for further information.
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WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Be sure the
steering column is locked before driving your vehicle. Failure to follow this warning may result in
serious injury or death.
HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED
The steering wheel contains a heating element that helps
warm your hands in cold weather. The heated steering
wheel has only one temperature setting. Once the heated
steering wheel has been turned on it will operate for
approximately 58 to 70 minutes before automatically
shutting off. The heated steering wheel can shut off early
or may not turn on when the steering wheel is already
warm.
The heated steering wheel switch is located on the switch
bank below the climate controls.
Press the switch to turn on the heated
steering wheel. The light on the switch
will illuminate to indicate the steering
wheel heater is on. Pressing the switch
a second time will turn off the heated
steering wheel and light indicator.
NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated
steering wheel to operate.
Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
heated steering wheel can be programmed to come on
during a remote start. Refer to “Remote Starting System
— If Equipped” in “Things to Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
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WARNING!
The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the
right side of the steering wheel.
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion, or other physical conditions must exercise care when using the steering wheel heater. It
may cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for long periods.
• Do not place anything on the steering wheel that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or cushion. This may cause the steering wheel heater to
overheat.
1 — ON/OFF
2 — RES +
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
4 — CANCEL
3 — SET When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 20 mph NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Electronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut
(32 km/h).
down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated at
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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 Light in
the instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system
off, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The Cruise
Indicator Light will turn off. The system should be
turned off when not in use.
WARNING!
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the system OFF when you are not using it.
To Set A Desired Speed
Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle
has reached the desired speed, press the SET (-) button
and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will
operate at the selected speed.
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady
speed and on level ground before pressing the SET
button.
To Deactivate
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL
button, or normal brake pressure 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.
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decrease until the button is released. Release the button
To Resume Speed
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+) when the desired speed is reached, and the new set speed
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed will be established.
above 20 mph (32 km/h).
Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph
(1.6 km/h) decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
To Vary The Speed Setting
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can in- the button results in a decrease of 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
crease speed by pushing the RES (+) button. If the button
To Accelerate For Passing
is continually pressed, the set speed will continue to
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
increase until the button is released, then the new set
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
speed will be established.
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the
(1.6 km/h) increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
vehicle set speed.
the button results in an increase of 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on
set, push the SET (-) button. If the button is continually
moderate hills is normal.
held in the SET (-) position, the set speed will continue to
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On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so ACC will allow you to keep cruise control engaged in
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed light to moderate traffic conditions without the constant
Control.
need to reset your cruise control. ACC utilizes a radar
sensor designed to detect a vehicle directly ahead of you.
WARNING!
Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the
system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you
could lose control and have an accident. Do not use
Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads
that are winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery.
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) — IF
EQUIPPED
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) increases the driving
convenience provided by cruise control while traveling
on highways and major roadways. However, it is not a
safety system and not designed to prevent collisions.
NOTE:
• If the sensor does not detect a vehicle ahead of you,
ACC will maintain a fixed set speed.
• If the ACC sensor detects a vehicle ahead, ACC will
apply limited braking or acceleration (not to exceed
the original set speed) automatically to maintain a
preset following distance, while matching the speed of
the vehicle ahead.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is a convenience
system. It is not a substitute for active driving
involvement. It is always the driver’s responsibility to be attentive of road, traffic, and weather
conditions, vehicle speed, distance to the vehicle
ahead; and, most importantly, brake operation to
ensure safe operation of the vehicle under all road
conditions. Your complete attention is always required while driving to maintain safe control of
your vehicle. Failure to follow these warnings can
result in a collision and death or serious personal
injury.
• The ACC system:
− Does not react to pedestrians, oncoming vehicles, and stationary objects (e.g., a stopped vehicle in a traffic jam or a disabled vehicle).
− Cannot take street, traffic, and weather conditions
into account, and may be limited upon adverse sight
distance conditions.
− Does not predict the lane curvature or the movement of preceding vehicles and will not compensate
for such changes.
− Does not always fully recognize complex driving
conditions, which can result in wrong or missing
distance warnings.
− Can only apply a maximum of 25% of the vehicle’s
braking capability, and will not bring the vehicle to a
complete stop.
(Continued)
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WARNING!
You should switch off the ACC system:
• When driving in fog, heavy rain, heavy snow,
sleet, heavy traffic, and complex driving situations
(i.e., in highway construction zones).
• When entering a turn lane or highway off ramp;
when driving on roads that are winding, icy,
snow-covered, slippery, or have steep uphill or
downhill slopes.
• When towing a trailer up or down steep slopes.
• When circumstances do not allow safe driving at a
constant speed.
Failure to follow these warnings can result in a
collision and death or serious personal injury.
The Cruise Control system has two control modes:
• Adaptive Cruise Control mode for maintaining an
appropriate distance between vehicles.
• Normal (fixed speed) cruise control mode for cruising
at a constant preset speed. For additional information,
refer to “Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control Mode”
in this section.
NOTE: The system will not react to preceding vehicles.
Always be aware of the mode selected.
You can change the mode by using the Cruise Control
buttons. The two control modes function differently.
Always confirm which mode is selected.
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NOTE: Any chassis/suspension modifications to the
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Operation
The speed control buttons (located on the right side of the vehicle will effect the performance of the Adaptive Cruise
steering wheel) operates the ACC system.
Control.
Activating Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
You can only activate ACC if the vehicle speed is above
20 mph (32 km/h).
When the system is turned on and in the READY state,
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) displays “Adaptive Cruise Ready.”
When the system is OFF, the EVIC displays “Adaptive
Cruise Control Off.”
NOTE: You cannot enable ACC under the following
conditions:
1
2
3
4
5
6
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DISTANCE SETTING
RES +
SET CANCEL
ON/OFF
MODE
• When in Four-Wheel Drive Low.
• When you apply the brakes.
• When the parking brake is set.
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• When the automatic transmission is in PARK, REVERSE or NEUTRAL.
• When pushing the RES + button without a previously
set speed in memory.
To Activate
Push and release the ON/OFF button. The ACC menu in
the EVIC displays “Adaptive Cruise Ready.”
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Adaptive Cruise Control Ready
To turn the system OFF, push and release the ON/OFF
button again. At this time, the system will turn off and
the EVIC will display “Adaptive Cruise Control Off.”
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WARNING!
Leaving the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system
on when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally set the system or cause it to go faster than you
want. You could lose control and have a collision.
Always leave the system off when you are not using
it.
To Set A Desired ACC Speed
When the vehicle reaches the speed desired, push the
SET - button and release. The EVIC will display the set
speed.
ACC Set
Remove your foot from the accelerator pedal. If you do
not, the vehicle may continue to accelerate beyond the set
speed. If this occurs:
• The message “DRIVER OVERRIDE” will display in
the EVIC.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 207
• The system will not be controlling the distance be- To Cancel
tween your vehicle and the vehicle ahead. The vehicle The system will disable ACC without erasing the
speed will only be determined by the position of the memory if:
accelerator pedal.
• You softly tap the brake pedal.
• You depress the brake pedal.
• You press the CANCEL switch.
• An Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) event occurs.
• A Trailer Sway Control (TSC) event occurs.
• If the transmission is shifted into NEUTRAL.
• The Electronic Stability Control/Traction Control System (ESC/TCS) activates.
Driver Override
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208 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE: If ACC is resumed or set with the ESC/TCS off, • You turn OFF the ignition.
ESC will automatically be re-engaged.
• You switch to Four-Wheel Drive Low.
To Resume Speed
Press the RES + button and release. Then remove your
foot from the accelerator pedal. The EVIC will display the
last set speed.
NOTE: You can resume ACC from a minimum of
20 mph (32 km/h).
WARNING!
Adaptive Cruise Control Cancelled
To Turn Off
The system will turn off and erase the set speed in
memory if:
• You push the ON/OFF button.
The Resume function should only be used if traffic
and road conditions permit. Resuming a set speed
that is too high or too low for prevailing traffic and
road conditions could cause the vehicle to accelerate
or decelerate too sharply for safe operation. Failure to
follow these warnings can result in a collision and
death or serious personal injury.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 209
To Vary The Speed Setting
While ACC is set, you can increase the set speed by
pressing and holding the RES + button. If the button is
continually pressed, the set speed will continue to increase in 5 mph (8 km/h) increments until the button is
released. The increase in set speed is reflected in the EVIC
display.
Pressing the SET - button once will result in a 1 mph
(1.6 km/h) decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
the button results in a decrease of 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
NOTE:
• When you use the SET - button to decelerate, if the
engine’s braking power does not slow the vehicle
sufficiently to reach the set speed, the brake system
will automatically slow the vehicle.
Pressing the RES + button once will result in a 1 mph
(1.6 km/h) increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
• The ACC system can only apply a maximum of 25% of
the button results in an increase of 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
the vehicle’s braking capability and will not bring the
vehicle to a complete stop.
While ACC is set, the set speed can be decreased by
pressing and holding the SET - button. If the button is
• The ACC system maintains set speed when driving up
continually pressed, the set speed will continue to dehill and down hill. However, a slight speed change on
crease in 5 mph (8 km/h) increments until the button is
moderate hills is normal. In addition, downshifting
released. The decrease in set speed is reflected in the
may occur while climbing uphill or descending downEVIC display.
hill. This is normal operation and necessary to maintain set speed.
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210 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Setting The Following Distance In ACC
The specified following distance for ACC can be set by
varying the distance setting between 3 (long), 2 (medium), and 1 (short). Using this distance setting and the
vehicle speed, ACC calculates and sets the distance to the
vehicle ahead. This distance setting displays in the EVIC.
Distance Setting 2
Distance Setting 3
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 211
same lane, the EVIC displays the “Sensed Vehicle Indicator” icon, and the system adjusts vehicle speed automatically to maintain the distance setting, regardless of
the set speed.
The vehicle will then maintain the set distance until:
• The vehicle ahead accelerates to a speed above the set
speed.
• The vehicle ahead moves out of your lane or view of
the sensor.
• The vehicle ahead slows to a speed below 15 mph
(24 km/h) and the system automatically disengages
To change the distance setting, press the Distance button
itself.
and release. Each time the button is pressed, the distance
• The distance setting is changed.
setting adjusts between long, medium, and short.
• The system disengages. (Refer to the information on
If there is no vehicle ahead, the vehicle will maintain the
ACC Activation).
set speed. If a slower moving vehicle is detected in the
Distance Setting 1
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212 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
The maximum braking applied by ACC is limited; how- provide an additional acceleration based on your current
ever, the driver can always apply the brakes manually, if speed. The acceleration is triggered by indicating a left
turn signal.
necessary.
NOTE: The brake lights will illuminate whenever the
ACC system applies the brakes.
A Proximity Warning will alert the driver if ACC predicts
that its maximum braking level is not sufficient to
maintain the set distance. If this occurs, a visual alert
“BRAKE” will flash in the EVIC and a chime will sound
while ACC continues to apply its maximum braking
capacity. When this occurs, you should immediately
apply the brakes as needed to maintain a safe distance
from the vehicle ahead.
The ACC Systems provides Overtake Aid when passing
on the left hand side only. When driving with ACC
engaged and following a Target vehicle, the system will
Brake Alert
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 213
ACC SET
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Menu
The EVIC displays the current ACC system settings. The
− When ACC is set, the set speed will display.
EVIC is located in the upper part of the instrument
The set speed will continue to display in place of the
cluster between the speedometer and the tachometer. The
information it displays depends on ACC system status.
odometer reading when changing the EVIC display
while ACC is set.
Press the MENU button (located on the steering wheel) repeatedly until one of the following displays in the EVIC:
Menu
Button
Adaptive Cruise Control Off
− When ACC is deactivated, the display will read
“Adaptive Cruise Control Off.”
Adaptive Cruise Control Ready
− When ACC is activated but the vehicle speed setting
has not been selected, the display will read “Adaptive
Cruise Control Ready.”
Example Only
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214 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
The ACC screen will display once again if any ACC Display Warnings And Maintenance
activity occurs, which may include any of the following:
“Clean Radar Sensor In Front Of Vehicle” Warning
• Set Speed Change
The ACC “Clean Radar Sensor In Front Of Vehicle”
warning will display when conditions temporarily limit
• Distance Setting Change
system performance. This most often occurs at times of
• System Cancel
poor visibility, such as in snow or heavy rain. The ACC
system may also become temporarily blinded due to
• Driver Override
obstructions, such as mud, dirt or ice. In these cases, the
• System Off
EVIC will display “Clean Radar Sensor In Front Of
Vehicle” and the system will deactivate.
• ACC Proximity Warning
The “Clean Radar Sensor In Front Of Vehicle” message
• ACC Unavailable Warning
can sometimes be displayed while driving in highly
The EVIC will return to the last display selected reflective areas (i.e. tunnels with reflective tiles, or ice and
after five seconds of no ACC display activity.
snow). The ACC system will recover after the vehicle has
left these areas. Under rare conditions, when the radar is
not tracking any vehicles or objects in its path this
warning may temporarily occur.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 215
If weather conditions are not a factor, the driver should
examine the sensor. It may require cleaning or removal of
an obstruction. The sensor is located in the center of the
vehicle behind the lower grille.
To keep the ACC System operating properly, it is important to note the following maintenance items:
• Always keep the sensor clean. Carefully wipe the
sensor lens with a soft cloth. Be cautious not to
damage the sensor lens.
Clean Radar Sensor Warning
• Do not remove any screws from the sensor. Doing so
could cause an ACC system malfunction or failure and
require a sensor realignment.
NOTE: If the ACC “Clean Radar Sensor In Front Of
Vehicle” warning is active Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise • If the sensor is damaged due to a collision, see your
Control is still available. For additional information refer
authorized dealer for service.
to “Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control Mode” in this
section.
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216 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
• Do not attach or install any accessories near the sensor, Removing ACC Sensor For Off-Roading
including transparent material or aftermarket grilles.
NOTE: When off-roading, it may be advisable to reDoing so could cause an ACC system failure or
move the ACC sensor. The sensor is located behind the
malfunction.
front lower grille in the center of the vehicle. After
When the condition that deactivated the system is no removing the lower fascia, you may remove the lower
longer present, the system will return to the “Adaptive sensor and bracket assembly.
Cruise Control Off” state and will resume function by
To remove the sensor follow these instructions:
simply reactivating it.
1. Unplug the connector by depressing the two tabs on
NOTE:
the connector and pulling it out. Do not pull by the
• If the “Clean Radar Sensor In Front Of Vehicle”
wiring or use any tools to remove the connector.
message occurs frequently (e.g. more than once on
every trip) without any snow, rain, mud, or other 2. Remove the wiring christmas tree attachment from the
obstruction, have the radar sensor realigned at your back of the bracket.
authorized dealer.
3. Remove the two M6 fasteners that connect the bracket
• Installing a snow plow, front-end protector, an after- to the bumper.
market grille or modifying the grille is not recommended. Doing so may block the sensor and inhibit
ACC operation.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 217
NOTE: Do not change the adjustment fasteners or pull To reinstall the sensor and bracket assembly reverse the
the sensor off of the bracket. Doing so may misalign the process above. The fastener torque required to assembly
sensor.
the bracket back to the beam is 6.6 ft lbs (9 Nm).
Store the sensor and bracket assembly in a safe location. ACC Unavailable Warning
The wiring and connector must be stowed properly after If the system turns off, and the EVIC displays “ACC/
FCW Unavailable, Vehicle System Error”, there may be a
the sensor and bracket assembly is removed.
temporary malfunction that limits ACC functionality.
A connector plug is stowed on top of the bumper beam.
Although the vehicle is still drivable under normal
Insert the wiring connector into the connector plug.
conditions, ACC will be temporarily unavailable. If this
NOTE: When the sensor is removed, Adaptive Cruise occurs, try activating ACC again later, following a key
Control, Normal Cruise Control, and Forward Collision cycle. If the problem persists, see your authorized dealer.
Warning will not be available. The cluster will display the
warning “ACC/FCW Unavailable - Service Radar Sensor.”
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218 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Service ACC Warning
If the system turns off, and the EVIC displays “ACC/
FCW Unavailable Service Radar Sensor”, it indicates
there is an internal system fault. Although the vehicle is
still drivable under normal conditions, have the system
checked by an authorized dealer.
ACC/FCW Unavailable Warning
Precautions While Driving With ACC
In certain driving situations, ACC may have detection
issues. In these cases, ACC may brake late or unexpectedly. The driver needs to stay alert and may need to
intervene.
Adding A Trailer Hitch
The weight of a trailer/hitch may affect the performance
of ACC. If there is a noticeable change in performance
following the installation of a trailer/hitch, or if the ACC
performance does not return to normal after removing
the trailer/hitch see your authorized dealer.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 219
Offset Driving
ACC may not detect a vehicle in the same lane that is
offset from your direct line of travel. There will not be
sufficient distance to the vehicle ahead. The offset vehicle
may move in and out of the line of travel, which can
cause your vehicle to brake or accelerate unexpectedly.
Turns And Bends
When driving on a curve with ACC engaged, the system
may decrease the vehicle speed and acceleration for
convenience reasons, with no target vehicle detected.
Once the vehicle is out of the curve the system will
resume your original Set Speed. This is a part of normal
ACC system functionality.
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220 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Using ACC On Hills
When driving on hills, ACC may not detect a vehicle in
your lane. Depending on the speed, vehicle load, traffic
conditions, and the steepness of the hills, ACC performance may be limited.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 221
Lane Changing
ACC will not detect a vehicle until it is completely in the
lane in which you are traveling. In the illustration shown,
ACC has not yet detected the vehicle changing lanes and
it may not detect the vehicle until it’s too late for the ACC
system to take action. ACC will not detect a vehicle until
it is completely in the lane. There will not be sufficient
distance to the lane-changing vehicle. Always be attentive and ready to apply the brakes if necessary.
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222 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Narrow Vehicles
Some narrow vehicles traveling near the outer edges of
the lane or edging into the lane are not detected until they
have moved fully into the lane. There will not be sufficient distance to the vehicle ahead.
Stationary Objects And Vehicles
ACC does not react to stationary objects and stationary
vehicles. For example, ACC will not react in situations
where the vehicle you are following exits your lane and
the vehicle ahead is stopped in your lane. Always be
attentive and ready to apply the brakes if necessary.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 223
General Information
FCC Requirements For Vehicular Radar Systems
Classification Specifications:
47 C.F.R. Part 15
47 C.F.R Part 15.515
WARNING!
In the normal Cruise Control mode, the system will
not react to vehicles ahead. In addition, the proximity
warning does not activate and no alarm will sound
even if you are too close to the vehicle ahead since
the presence of the vehicle ahead nor the vehicle-tovehicle distance is detected. Be sure to maintain a
safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle
ahead. Always be aware which mode is selected.
Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control Mode
In addition to Adaptive Cruise Control mode, a normal
(fixed speed) Cruise Control mode is available for cruising at fixed speeds. The normal Cruise Control mode is
designed to maintain a set cruising speed without requiring the driver to operate the accelerator. Cruise Control To Set A Desired Speed
can only be operated if the vehicle speed is above 20 mph When the vehicle reaches the speed desired, press the
SET - button and release. The EVIC will display the set
(32 km/h).
speed.
To change between the different cruise modes, press the
MODE button when the system is in either the OFF, NOTE: You must observe the display when setting or
READY or SET state. Pressing of the MODE button in any changing speed, not the speedometer.
state will result in changing to the new Mode in the OFF
state.
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224 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
To Vary The Speed Setting
There are two ways to change the set speed:
To Resume
Press the RES + button and then remove your foot from
the accelerator pedal. The EVIC will display the last set
• Use the accelerator pedal to adjust the vehicle to the
speed.
desired speed and press the SET - button.
To Turn Off
• Tap the RES + or SET - button to increase or decrease
The system will turn off and erase the set speed in
the set speed in 1 mph (1.6 km/h) increments respecmemory if:
tively. Hold the RES + or SET - button for 5 mph
• You push the ON/OFF button.
(8 km/h) increments.
To Cancel
• You turn off the ignition.
The system will disable normal Cruise Control without
• You engage Four-Wheel Drive Low.
erasing the memory if:
If the Cruise Control system is turned off and reactivated,
• You softly tap or depress the brake pedal.
the system will return to the last driver setting (ACC or
• You press the CANCEL button.
Normal Cruise Control).
• The Electronic Stability Control/Traction Control System (ESC/TCS) activates.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 225
Forward Collision Warning — If Equipped
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) warns the driver of a
potential collision with the vehicle in front of you and
prompts the driver to take action in order to avoid the
collision.
FCW monitors the information from the forward looking
sensor as well as the Electronic Brake Controller (EBC),
wheel speed sensors, i.e., to calculate a probable rear-end
collision. When the system determines that a rear-end
collision is probable a warning message (both audible
and visual) will be displayed on the EVIC. When the
system determines a collision with the vehicle in front of
you is no longer probable, the warning message will be
deactivated.
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FCW Message
226 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE:
• The minimum speed for FCW activation is 10 mph
(16 km/h).
• When entering or driving in a curve, the FCW alerts
may be triggered on objects other than vehicles such as
guard rails or sign posts based on the course prediction. This is expected and is a part of normal FCW
activation and functionality.
WARNING!
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) is not intended to
avoid a collision on its own, nor can FCW detect
every type of potential collision. The driver has the
responsibility to avoid a collision by controlling the
vehicle via braking and steering. Failure to follow
this warning could lead to serious injury or death.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 227
Changing FCW Status
The FCW feature can be set to far, set to near or turned off
in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) refer
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. The FCW Status Off, Near or Far will be
displayed in the EVIC.
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FCW settings can only be changed when the vehicle is in
PARK.
The default status of FCW is the “Far” setting, this allows
the system to warn you of a possible collision with the
vehicle in front of you when you are farther away. This
gives you the most reaction time.
Example Only
228 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Changing the FCW status to the “Near” setting, allows Changing the FCW status to “Off” prevents the system
the system to warn you of a possible collision with the from warning you of a possible collision with the vehicle
vehicle in front of you when you are much closer. This in front of you.
setting provides less reaction time than the “Far” setting,
which allows for a more dynamic driving experience.
Example Only
Example Only
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 229
NOTE: In the “Off” setting FCW OFF will be displayed NOTE:
• The system will retain the last setting selected by the
in the EVIC.
driver after ignition shut down.
• FCW will not react to irrelevant objects such as overhead objects, ground reflections, objects not in the path
of the car, stationary objects that are far away, oncoming traffic, or leading vehicles with the same or higher
rate of speed.
• FCW will be disabled like ACC below with the unavailable screens.
FCW Off Example
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230 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
FCW Unavailable Warning
If the system turns off, and the EVIC displays “ACC/
FCW Unavailable, Vehicle System Error”, there may be a
temporary malfunction that limits FCW functionality.
Although the vehicle is still drivable under normal
conditions, FCW will be temporarily unavailable. If this
occurs, try activating FCW again later, following a key
cycle. If the problem persists, see your authorized dealer.
Service FCW Warning
If the system turns off, and the EVIC displays “ACC/
FCW Unavailable Service Radar Sensor”, it indicates
there is an internal system fault. Although the vehicle is
still drivable under normal conditions, have the system
checked by an authorized dealer.
ACC/FCW Unavailable Warning
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 231
PARKSENSE姞 REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
EQUIPPED
The ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist system provides visual
and audible indications of the distance between the rear
fascia and a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g.
during a parking maneuver. Refer to ParkSense威 System
Usage Precautions for limitations of this system and
recommendations.
ParkSense威 will retain the last system state (enabled or
disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is
changed to the ON/RUN position.
ParkSense威 can be active only when the shift lever is in
REVERSE. If ParkSense威 is enabled at this shift lever
position, the system will remain active until the vehicle
speed is increased to approximately 11 mph (18 km/h) or
above. The system will become active again if the vehicle
speed is decreased to speeds less than approximately
10 mph (16 km/h).
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232 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
ParkSense姞 Sensors
The four ParkSense威 sensors, located in the rear fascia/
bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is
within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect
obstacles from approximately 12 in (30 cm) up to 79 in
(200 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal
direction, depending on the location, type and orientation of the obstacle.
ParkSense姞 Warning Display
The ParkSense威 Warning screen will only be displayed if
Sound and Display is selected from the Customer- Programmable Features section of the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The ParkSense威 Warning Display is located in the Instrument cluster’s EVIC display. It provides both visual and
audible warnings to indicate the distance between the
rear fascia/bumper and the detected obstacle.
ParkSense威 Warning Display
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 233
ParkSense姞 Display
When the vehicle is in REVERSE, the warning display
will turn ON indicating the system status.
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Park Assist System OFF
Park Assist System ON
234 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing
three solid arcs and will produce a one-half second tone.
As the vehicle moves closer to the object the EVIC
display will show fewer arcs and the sound tone will
change from slow, to fast, to continuous.
Fast Tone
Slow Tone
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 235
The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the EVIC display
shows one flashing arc and sounds a continuous tone.
The following chart shows the warning alert operation
when the system is detecting an obstacle:
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Continuous Tone
236 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Rear Distance
(in/cm)
Audible Alert
Chime
Display Message
Greater than
79 in (200 cm)
None
Arcs
Park Assist
System ON
None
Radio Mute
No
WARNING ALERTS
79-39 in
39-25 in
(200-100 cm)
(100-65 cm)
Single 1/2
Slow
Second Tone
Warning Object
Warning Object
Detected
Detected
3 Solid
3 Slow
(Continuous)
Flashing
Yes
Yes
NOTE: ParkSense威 will MUTE the radio, if on, when
the system is sounding an audio tone.
25-12 in
(65-30 cm)
Fast
Less than
12 in (30 cm)
Continuous
Warning Object
Detected
2 Slow
Flashing
Yes
Warning Object
Detected
1 Slow
Flashing
Yes
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 237
Enabling And Disabling ParkSense姞
ParkSense威 can be enabled and disabled with a switch
located in the switch bank of the instrument panel or
through the Customer-Programmable Features section of
the EVIC. The available choices are: OFF, Sound Only, or
Sound and Display. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
When the ParkSense威 switch is pressed to
disable the system, the instrument cluster will
display the “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for approximately five seconds. Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the
system is disabled, the EVIC will display the “PARK
ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for as long as the vehicle
is in REVERSE.
The ParkSense威 switch LED will be ON when ParkSense威 is disabled or defective. The ParkSense威 switch
LED will be OFF when the system is enabled.
Service The ParkSense姞 Rear Park Assist System
When the ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist System is malfunctioning, the instrument cluster will actuate a single
chime, once per ignition cycle, and it will display the
“CLEAN PARK ASSIST SENSORS” or the “SERVICE
PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message. Refer to “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information. When
the shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the system has
detected a faulted condition, the EVIC will display the
“CLEAN PARK ASSIST SENSORS” or the “SERVICE
PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message for as long as the
vehicle is in REVERSE. Under this condition, ParkSense威
will not operate.
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238 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
If “CLEAN PARK ASSIST SENSORS” appears in the ParkSense姞 System Usage Precautions
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) make sure
NOTE:
the rear fascia/bumper is clean and clear of snow, ice,
• Ensure that the rear bumper is free of snow, ice, mud,
mud, dirt or other obstruction and then cycle the ignition.
dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense威 system operatIf the message continues to appear see an authorized
ing properly.
dealer.
• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
If “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” appears in the
affect the performance of ParkSense威.
EVIC, see an authorized dealer.
• When you turn ParkSense威 off, the instrument cluster
Cleaning The ParkSense姞 System
will display “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF.” FurtherClean the ParkSense威 sensors with water, car wash soap
more, once you turn ParkSense威 off, it remains off
and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not
until you turn it on again, even if you cycle the ignition
scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could damkey.
age the sensors.
• When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
position and ParkSense威 is turned off, the EVIC will
display “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for as
long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 239
• ParkSense威, when on, will MUTE the radio when it is • On vehicles equipped with a tailgate, ParkSense威
sounding a tone.
should be disabled when the tailgate is in the lowered
or open position and the vehicle is in REVERSE. A
• Clean the ParkSense威 sensors regularly, taking care
lowered tailgate could provide a false indication that
not to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not
an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris.
Failure to do so can result in the system not working
CAUTION!
properly. The ParkSense威 system might not detect an
obstacle behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide • ParkSense威 is only a parking aid and it is unable
a false indication that an obstacle is behind the fascia/
to recognize every obstacle, including small obbumper.
stacles. Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not detected at all. Obstacles located
• Objects such as bicycle carriers, trailer hitches, etc.,
above or below the sensors will not be detected
must not be placed within 12 in (30 cm) from the rear
when they are in close proximity.
fascia/bumper while driving the vehicle. Failure to do
•
The vehicle must be driven slowly when using
so can result in the system misinterpreting a close
ParkSense威 in order to be able to stop in time
object as a sensor problem, causing the “SERVICE
when an obstacle is detected. It is recommended
PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message to be displayed in
that the driver looks over his/her shoulder when
the EVIC.
using ParkSense威.
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240 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even
when using the ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist System. Always check carefully behind your vehicle,
look behind you, and be sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, and
blind spots before backing up. You are responsible
for safety and must continue to pay attention to
your surroundings. Failure to do so can result in
serious injury or death.
• Before using the ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist
System, it is strongly recommended that the ball
mount and hitch ball assembly is disconnected
from the vehicle when the vehicle is not used for
towing. Failure to do so can result in injury or
damage to vehicles or obstacles because the hitch
ball will be much closer to the obstacle than the
rear fascia when the warning display turns on the
single flashing arc and sounds the continuous
tone. Also, the sensors could detect the ball mount
and hitch ball assembly, depending on its size and
shape, giving a false indication that an obstacle is
behind the vehicle.
(Continued)
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 241
PARKVIEW姞 REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView威 Rear
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen
image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be
displayed on the Navigation/Multimedia radio display
screen along with a caution note to “check entire surroundings” across the top of the screen. After five seconds this note will disappear. The ParkView威 camera is
located on the rear of the vehicle above the rear License
plate.
Zone
Red
Yellow
Green
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE, the rear
camera mode is exited and the navigation or audio screen
appears again.
When displayed, static grid lines will illustrate the width
of the vehicle while a dashed center-line will indicate the
center of the vehicle to assist with aligning to a hitch/
receiver. The static grid lines will show separate zones
that will help indicate the distance to the rear of the
vehicle. The following table shows the approximate
distances for each zone:
Distance to the rear of the vehicle
0 - 1 ft (0 - 30 cm)
1 ft - 3 ft (30 cm - 1 m)
3 ft or greater (1 m or greater)
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using the ParkView威 Rear Back Up Camera. Always
check carefully behind your vehicle, and be sure to
check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, or blind spots before backing up. You are
responsible for the safety of your surroundings and
must continue to pay attention while backing up.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
• To avoid vehicle damage, ParkView威 should only
be used as a parking aid. The ParkView威 camera is
unable to view every obstacle or object in your
drive path.
• To avoid vehicle damage, the vehicle must be
driven slowly when using ParkView威 to be able to
stop in time when an obstacle is seen. It is recommended that the driver look frequently over his/
her shoulder when using ParkView威.
NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance
builds up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with
water, and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 243
Turning ParkView姞 On Or Off — With
Navigation/Multimedia Radio
Turning ParkView姞 On Or Off — Without
Navigation/Multimedia Radio
1. Press the “menu” hard-key.
1. Press the “menu” hard-key.
2. Select “system setup” soft-key.
2. Select “system setup” soft-key.
3. Press the “camera setup” soft-key.
3. Enable or disable the rear camera feature by selecting
“enable rear camera in reverse” soft-key and pressing the
4. Enable or disable the rear camera feature by selecting
“save” soft-key.
the “enable rear camera in reverse” soft-key.
5. Press the “save” soft-key.
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OVERHEAD CONSOLE
The overhead console contains courtesy/reading lights
and storage for sunglasses. Universal Garage Door
Opener (HomeLink威), power liftgate and power sunroof
switches may also be included, if equipped.
Front Map/Reading Lights
Lights are mounted in the overhead console. Each light
can be turned on by pressing the switch on either side of
the console. These buttons are backlit for night time
visibility.
Overhead Console
Front Map/Reading Lights
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 245
To turn the lights off, press the switch a second time. The
lights also turn on when a door is opened. The lights will
also turn on when the UNLOCK button on the RKE is
pressed.
Sunglass Bin Door
At the front of the console a compartment is provided for
the storage of a pair of sunglasses. The storage compartment access is a “push/push” design. Push the chrome
pad on the door to open. Push the chrome pad on the
door to close.
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GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLink威 replaces up to three hand-held transmitters
that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security systems. The
HomeLink威 unit is powered by your vehicles 12 Volt
battery.
The HomeLink威 buttons, located on either the overhead
console, headliner or sunvisor, designate the three different HomeLink威 channels. The HomeLink威 indicator is
located above the center button.
HomeLink威 Buttons/Overhead Consoles
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For more efficient programming and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal it is recommended that
a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of
the device that is being programmed to the HomeLink威
system.
Erase all channels before you begin programming. To
erase the channels place the ignition in the ON/RUN
position and press and hold the two outside HomeLink威
buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds or until the red
indicator flashes.
NOTE:
• Erasing all channels should only be performed when
NOTE: HomeLink威 is disabled when the Vehicle Secuprogramming HomeLink威 for the first time. Do not
rity Alarm is active.
erase channels when programming additional buttons.
HomeLink威 Buttons/Sunvisor/Headliner
Before You Begin Programming HomeLink姞
• If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
Be sure that your vehicle is parked outside of the garage
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
before you begin programming.
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
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Programming A Rolling Code
For programming garage door openers that were manufactured after 1995. These garage door openers can be
identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button located
where the hanging antenna is attached to the garage door
opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to
open and close the door. The name and color of the
button may vary by manufacturer.
Training The Garage Door Opener
1 — Door Opener
2 — Training Button
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program
while keeping the HomeLink威 indicator light in view.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 249
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink威 light that blinks when the garage door opener/device is
button you want to program and the hand-held transmit- in the LEARN/TRAIN mode.
ter button.
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indi- step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
cator light. The Homelink威 indicator will flash slowly
6. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed
and then rapidly after Homelink威 has received the freHomeLink威 button twice (holding the button for two
quency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release
seconds each time). If the garage door opener/device
both buttons after the indicator light changes from slow
activates, programming is complete.
to rapid.
NOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not
5. At the garage door opener motor (in the garage),
activate, press the button a third time (for two seconds) to
locate the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. This can
complete the training.
usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is
attached to the garage door opener/device motor. Firmly To program the remaining two HomeLink威 buttons,
press and release the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
On some garage door openers/devices there may be a erase the channels.
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2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program
while keeping the HomeLink威 indicator light in view.
follow these steps:
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink威
button you want to program and the hand-held transmit2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until
ter button.
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indirelease the button.
cator light. The Homelink威 indicator will flash slowly
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programand then rapidly after Homelink威 has received the freming A Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all remaining
quency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release
steps.
both buttons after the indicator light changes from slow
to rapid.
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink威 button
before 1995.
and observe the indicator light.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 251
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is complete and the garage door/device
should activate when the HomeLink威 button is
pressed.
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after
several seconds of transmission.
• To program the two remaining HomeLink威 buttons, Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter sigrepeat each step for each remaining button. DO nals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transNOT erase the channels.
mission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink威
to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button
Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
time-out in the same manner.
follow these steps:
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until door or gate motor.
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
release the button.
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programaway from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program
ming A Non-Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all remainwhile keeping the HomeLink威 indicator light in view.
ing steps.
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252 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink威 button,
• To program the two remaining HomeLink威 buttons,
while you press and release (“cycle”), your hand-held
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO
transmitter every two seconds until HomeLink威 has
NOT erase the channels.
successfully accepted the frequency signal. The indicator
If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for
light will flash slowly and then rapidly when fully
programming, plug it back in at this time.
trained.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button
4. Watch for the HomeLink威 indicator to change flash
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
rates. When it changes, it is programmed. It may take up
follow these steps:
to 30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage door
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
may open and close while you are programming.
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink威 button 2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not
and observe the indicator light.
release the button.
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is complete and the garage door/device 3. Without releasing the button proceed with
should activate when the HomeLink威 button is “Canadian/Gate Operator Programming” Step 2 and
pressed.
follow all remaining steps.
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Using HomeLink姞
To operate, press and release the programmed
HomeLink威 button. Activation will now occur for the
programmed device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operator, security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting, etc.,). The hand-held transmitter of the device may
also be used at any time.
Troubleshooting Tips
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink威, here
are some of the most common solutions:
• Replace the battery in the original hand-held transmitter.
• Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
Security
It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn • Did you unplug the device for programming and
in your vehicle.
remember to plug it back in?
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
20 seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that all call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
erased.
The HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver is disabled when
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
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WARNING!
• Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are programming the universal transceiver. Do not program the transceiver if people,
pets or other objects are in the path of the door or
gate. Only use this transceiver with a garage door
opener that has a “stop and reverse” feature as
required by Federal safety standards. This includes most garage door opener models manufactured after 1982. Do not use a garage door opener
without these safety features. Call toll-free
1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for safety information or assistance.
• Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run your vehicle in the garage
while programming the transceiver. Exhaust gas
can cause serious injury or death.
General Information
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
NOTE:
• The transmitter has been tested and it complies with
FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
device.
• The term IC before the certification/registration number only signifies that Industry Canada technical
specifications were met.
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POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof switch is located between the sun
visors on the overhead console.
Power Sunroof Switch
WARNING!
• Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in
the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the
power sunroof while operating the power sunroof
switch. Such entrapment may result in serious
injury or death.
• In a collision, there is a greater risk of being
thrown from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You
could also be seriously injured or killed. Always
fasten your seat belt properly and make sure all
passengers are 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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Opening Sunroof — Express
Press the switch rearward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will open automatically from any
position. The sunroof will open fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Open”. During Express
Open operation, any movement of the sunroof switch
will stop the sunroof.
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
closed condition until the switch is pushed and held
forward again.
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
To close the sunroof, press and hold the switch in the
forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
Opening Sunroof — Manual
closed condition until the switch is pushed and held
To open the sunroof, press and hold the switch rearward forward again.
to full open. Any release of the switch will stop the
Pinch Protect Feature
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
opened condition until the switch is pushed and held
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obrearward again.
struction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the
Closing Sunroof — Express
sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstrucTo close the sunroof, press and hold the switch in the tion if this occurs. Next, press the switch forward and
forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the release to Express Close.
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NOTE: If three consecutive sunroof close attempts result in Pinch Protect reversals, the fourth close attempt
will be a Manual Close movement with Pinch Protect
disabled.
Venting Sunroof — Express
Press and release the Vent button within one half second
and the sunroof will open to the vent position. This is
called “Express Vent”, and it will occur regardless of
sunroof position. During Express Vent operation, any
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
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) is 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.
Sunshade Operation
Sunroof Maintenance
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
Use only a nonabrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
the glass panel.
NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is
open.
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Ignition OFF Operation
The power sunroof switches remain active for up to
approximately ten minutes after the ignition switch has
been turned OFF. Opening either front door will cancel
this feature. The time is programmable. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
COMMANDVIEW姞 SUNROOF WITH POWER
SHADE — IF EQUIPPED
The CommandView威 sunroof switch is located to the left
between the sun visors on the overhead console.
The power shade switch is located to the right between
the sun visors on the overhead console.
CommandView威 Sunroof and Power Shade Switches
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 259
WARNING!
• Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in
the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the
power sunroof while operating the power sunroof
switch. Such entrapment may result in serious
injury or death.
• In a collision, there is a greater risk of being
thrown from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You
could also be 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.
Opening Sunroof — Express
Press the switch rearward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will open automatically from any
position. The sunroof will open fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Open”. During Express
Open operation, any movement of the sunroof switch
will stop the sunroof.
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
To open the sunroof, press and hold the switch rearward
to full open. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
opened condition until the switch is pushed and held
rearward again.
Closing Sunroof — Express
Press the switch forward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will close automatically from any
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position. The sunroof will close fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Close”. During Express
Close operation, any movement of the switch will stop
the sunroof.
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
To close the sunroof, press and hold the switch in the
forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
closed condition until the switch is pushed and held
forward again.
Opening Power Shade — Manual Mode
To open the shade, press and hold the switch rearward to
full open. Any release of the switch will stop the movement and the shade will remain in a partially opened
condition until the switch is pushed and held rearward
again.
Closing Power Shade — Express
Press the switch forward and release it within one-half
second and the shade will close automatically from any
position. The shade will close fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Close”. During Express
Opening Power Shade — Express
Close operation, any movement of the switch will stop
Press the shade switch rearward and release it within
the shade.
one-half second and the shade will open automatically
from any position. The shade will open fully and stop Closing Power Shade — Manual Mode
automatically. This is called “Express Open”. During To close the shade, press and hold the switch in the
Express Open operation, any movement of the shade forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the
switch will stop the shade.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 261
movement and the shade will remain in a partially closed Pinch Protect Override
condition until the switch is pushed and held forward If a known obstruction (ice, debris, etc.) prevents closing
the sunroof, press the switch forward and hold for two
again.
seconds after the reversal occurs. This allows the sunroof
Pinch Protect Feature
to move toward the closed position.
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an ob- NOTE: Pinch protection is disabled while the switch is
struction is detected, the sunroof will automatically re- pressed.
tract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, press
Wind Buffeting
the switch forward and release to Express Close.
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
NOTE: If three consecutive sunroof close attempts re- pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
sult in Pinch Protect reversals, the fourth close attempt ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
will be a Manual Close movement with Pinch Protect windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurdisabled.
rence 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.
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Sunroof Maintenance
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean Your vehicle is equipped with 12 Volt (13 Amp) power
the glass panel.
outlets that can be used to power cellular phones, small
electronics and other low powered electrical accessories.
Ignition OFF Operation
The power outlets are labeled with either a “key” or a
The power sunroof switches can be programmed to
“battery” symbol to indicate how the outlet is powered.
remain active for up to approximately ten minutes after
Power outlets labeled with a “key” are powered when
the ignition switch has been turned OFF. Refer to “Electhe ignition switch is in the ON or ACC position, while
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Customerthe outlets labeled with a “battery” are connected directly
Programmable Features (System Setup)” in “Underto the battery and powered at all times.
standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
NOTE:
NOTE: Opening either front door will cancel this
• All accessories connected to the “battery” powered
feature.
outlets should be removed or turned off when the
Sunroof Fully Closed
vehicle is not in use to protect the battery against
Press the switch forward and release to ensure that the
discharge.
sunroof is fully closed.
• To ensure proper operation a MOPAR威 knob and
element must be used.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 263
CAUTION!
Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only.
Do not insert any other object in the power outlets as
this will damage the outlet and blow the fuse.
Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage
not covered by your New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
The front power outlet is located inside the storage area
on the center stack of the instrument panel. Push inward
on the storage lid to open the compartment and gain
access to this power outlet.
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Front Power Outlet
264 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
In addition to the front power outlet, there is also a power The rear power outlet is located in the right rear cargo
outlet located in the storage area of the center console.
area.
Center Console Outlet
Rear Power Outlet
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 265
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.
Power Outlet Fuse Locations
1 — M7 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Right Rear Quarter
Panel
2 — M6 Fuse 20 A Yellow Cigar Lighter Instrument Panel
3 — M36 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Console Bin
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life
and/or prevent the engine from starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the
battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
generator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
(Continued)
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 267
POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
There is a 115 Volt, 150 Watt inverter outlet located on the
back of the center console to convert DC current to AC
current. This 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.
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Power Inverter
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
268 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
may have to be reset manually. To reset the inverter
manually press the power inverter button OFF and ON.
To avoid overloading the circuit, check the power ratings
on electrical devices prior to using the inverter.
The power inverter switch is located
on the switch bank below the Climate
Controls. To turn on the power outlet,
press the switch once. Press the switch
a second time to turn the power outlet
off.
NOTE: When the power inverter switch is pressed,
there will be a delay of approximately one second before
the inverter status indicator turns ON. The status indicator of the AC power inverter indicates whether the
inverter is producing AC power.
WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Do not use a three-prong adaptor.
• Do not insert any objects into the receptacles.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use.
• If this outlet is mishandled it may cause an electric
shock and failure.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 269
There are two cupholders for the rear seat passengers
CUPHOLDERS
There are two cupholders for the front seat passengers located in the fold-down center armrest.
located in the center console.
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Rear Cupholders
Front Cupholder Location
270 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
STORAGE
Glove Compartment
The glove compartment is located on the right side of the
instrument panel.
To open the glove compartment, pull outward on the
latch and lower the glove box door.
Opened Glove Compartment
Glove Compartment
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 271
Door Storage
Center Console
Large storage areas are built into the door panels for easy The center console contains both an upper and a lower
access.
storage area.
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Door Panel Storage
Storage Compartment
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To open the upper storage compartment, pull upward on Lift upward on the larger of the latches to access the
the small latch located on the lid.
lower storage compartment.
Storage Compartment Latches
Lower Storage Compartment
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 273
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.
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CARGO AREA FEATURES
Rechargeable Flashlight
The rechargeable flashlight is mounted on the left side of
the cargo area. The flashlight snaps out of the bezel when
needed. The flashlight features two bright LED light
bulbs and is powered by rechargeable lithium batteries
that recharge when snapped back into place.
Press And Release
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To operate the flashlight, press the switch once for high, Cargo Storage Bins
There are four removable storage bins located in the rear
twice for low, and a third time to return to off.
cargo area. There are two storage bins located on either
side of the cargo area.
Three-Press Switch
Rear Storage Bins
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Two additional storage bins are located under the load
floor. To access the lower storage bins, raise the load floor
and attach the tether hook (attached to the bottom of the
load floor) to the liftgate opening.
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Tether Strap
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Retractable Cargo Area Cover — If Equipped
NOTE: The purpose of this cover is for privacy, not to
secure loads. It will not prevent cargo from shifting or
protect passengers from loose cargo.
To cover the cargo area:
1. Grasp the cover at the center handle. Pull it over the
cargo area.
2. Insert the pins on the ends of the cover into the slots in
the pillar trim cover.
3. The liftgate may be opened with the cargo cover in
place.
Rear Cargo Cover
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WARNING!
In a collision, a loose cargo cover 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 it in the vehicle.
Cargo Tie-Down Hooks
The cargo tie-downs, located on the cargo area floor,
should be used to safely secure loads when the vehicle is
moving.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• Cargo tie-down hooks are not safe anchors for a
child seat tether strap. In a sudden stop or accident, a hook 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:
• Do not carry loads which exceed the load limits
described on the label attached to the left door or
left door center pillar.
• Always place cargo evenly on the cargo floor. Put
heavier objects as low and as far forward as
possible.
• 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
accident.
(Continued)
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 279
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
The rear wiper/washer is controlled by a rotary switch
located on the control lever. The control lever is located
on the left side of the steering column.
Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the
first detent for intermittent operation and to the
second detent for continuous rear wiper operation.
Rotating the center portion upward once more will
activate the washer pump which will continue to
operate as long as the switch is held. Upon release
of the switch, the wipers will resume the continuous rear
wiper operation. When this rotary control is in the OFF
position, rotating it downward will activate the rear
washer pump which will continue to operate as long as
the switch is held. Once the switch is released it will
return to the OFF position and the wipers will cycle
several times before returning to the parked position.
NOTE: As a protective measure, the pump will stop if
the switch is held for more than 20 seconds. Once the
switch is released the pump will resume normal
operation.
Rear Wiper/Washer Control
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280 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
If the rear wiper is operating when the ignition is turned NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear
OFF, the wiper will automatically return to the “park” window defroster only when the engine is operating.
position.
If the liftgate flipper glass is open, the rear window
wiper/washer functionality is interrupted and the wiper
stops at that “park” position. When the liftgate flipper
glass is closed, the rear wiper will resume wiper/washer
functionality after five seconds.
Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located on the
climate control panel. 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.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to
the heating elements. Labels can be peeled off
after soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
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ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
The crossbars and siderails are designed to carry the
weight on vehicles equipped with a luggage rack. The
load must not exceed 150 lbs (68 kg), and should be
uniformly distributed over the luggage rack crossbars.
rack frame. Once the crossbar is in the desired position,
retighten the with the wrench to lock the crossbar into
position.
NOTE:
• To help control wind noise when the crossbars are not
in use, place the front and rear crossbars approxiNOTE: If not equipped with crossbars, your authorized
mately 24 in (61 cm) apart. Optimal noise reduction
dealer can order and install MOPAR威 crossbars built
can then be achieved by adjusting the front crossbar
specifically for this roof rack system.
forward or aft using increments of 1 in (2.5 cm).
Distribute cargo weight evenly on the roof rack crossbars.
The roof rack does not increase the total load carrying • If the rear crossbar (or any metallic object) is placed
over the satellite radio antenna (if equipped), you may
capacity of the vehicle. Be sure the total load of cargo
experience interruption of satellite radio reception. For
inside the vehicle plus that on the external rack does not
improved satellite radio reception, avoid placing the
exceed the maximum vehicle load capacity.
rear crossbar over the satellite radio antenna.
To move the crossbars, loosen the attachments, located at
the upper edge of each crossbar, approximately eight • The grab handles on the back of the vehicle (if
equipped) are not to be used as a towing feature.
turns using the anti-theft wrench provided with the
MOPAR威 crossbars. Then, move the crossbar to the
desired position, keeping the crossbars parallel to the
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• To prevent damage to the roof of your vehicle, do
not carry any loads on the roof rack without the
crossbars installed. The load should be secured
and placed on top of the crossbars, not directly on
the roof. If it is necessary to place the load on the
roof, place a blanket or some other protection
between the load and the roof surface.
• To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do
not exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity of
150 lbs (68 kg). Always distribute heavy loads as
evenly as possible and secure the load appropriately.
• Long loads which extend over the windshield,
such as wood panels or surfboards, or loads with
large frontal area should be secured to both the
front and rear of the vehicle.
• Travel at reduced speeds and turn corners carefully when carrying large or heavy loads on the
roof rack. Wind forces, due to natural causes or
nearby truck traffic, can add sudden upward lift to
a load. This is especially true on large flat loads
and may result in damage to the cargo or your
vehicle.
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WARNING!
Cargo must be securely tied before driving your
vehicle. Improperly secured loads can fly off the
vehicle, particularly at high speeds, resulting in personal injury or property damage. Follow the roof rack
cautions when carrying cargo on your roof rack.
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CONTENTS
䡵 Instrument Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
▫ Engine Oil Change Indicator System . . . . . . . 314
䡵 Instrument Cluster
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
▫ Fuel Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
䡵 Instrument Cluster Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . 290
▫ Vehicle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
䡵 Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . 300
▫ Trip Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
▫ Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
▫ EVIC White Telltale Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
▫ Performance Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
▫ EVIC Amber Telltale Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
▫ Vehicle Info (Customer
Information Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
▫ EVIC Red Telltale Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
▫ Tire Psi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
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▫ Keyless Enter-N-Go Display
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
▫ Compass / Temperature Display . . . . . . . . . 324
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
▫ Customer-Programmable Features (System
Setup) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
▫ Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode . . . . 344
䡵 Media Center 730N/430/430N (RHR/RER/
RBZ/RHB) CD/DVD/HDD/NAV
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
▫ Operating Instructions (Voice Command
System) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
▫ Operating Instructions (Uconnect™ Phone)
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
䡵 Media Center 130 With Satellite Radio (Sales
Code RES+RSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 345
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
▫ List Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 355
䡵 Media Center 130 (Sales Code RES) . . . . . . . . . 335
▫ Info Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 355
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 336
▫ Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio)
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 287
䡵 Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Operating Instructions (Uconnect™ Phone)
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 iPod威/USB/MP3 Control — If Equipped . . . . . 360
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Connecting The iPod威 Or External USB
䡵 CD/DVD Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . .
Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
䡵 Radio Operation And Mobile Phones . . . . .
▫ Using This Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
䡵 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Controlling The iPod威 Or External USB
▫ Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
Device Using Radio Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
(ATC) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Play Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ List Or Browse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
▫ Operating Tips Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA) . . . . . . . . 366
䡵 Harman Kardon威 Logic7威 High Performance
Multichannel Surround Sound System With
Driver-Selectable Surround (DSS)
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
. . 369
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. . 370
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. . 371
. . 371
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. . 378
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
1
2
3
4
5
— Air Outlet
— Instrument Cluster
— Radio
— Glove Compartment
— Climate Controls
6 — Lower Switch Bank
7 — Hazard Switch
8 — Storage Bin
9 — ESC Button
10 — Ignition Switch
11 — Hood Release
12 — Fuel Door Release
13 — Headlight Switch
14 — Dimmer Control
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 289
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
the ON/RUN position before engine start. If the bulb
does not come on when turning the key from OFF to
ON/RUN, have the condition checked promptly.
1. Tachometer
Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute
Certain conditions, such as a loose or missing gas cap,
(RPM x 1000).
poor fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the light after
2. Air Bag Warning Light
engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds
stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In
as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will
turned to the ON/RUN position. If the light is
not require towing.
either not on during starting, stays on, or turns
on while driving, have the system inspected at an authoCAUTION!
rized dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant
Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
Vehicle” for further information.
damage to the engine control system. It also could
affect fuel economy and drivability. If the MIL is
3. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
flashing, severe catalytic converter damage and
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is
an onboard diagnostic system called OBD II that
required.
monitors engine and automatic transmission control systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in
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WARNING!
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced
above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal
operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you
drive slowly or park over flammable substances such
as dry plants, wood, cardboard, etc. This could result
in death or serious injury to the driver, occupants or
others.
system. If this light remains on after several ignition
cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several miles
(kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see
your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the
problem diagnosed and corrected.
NOTE:
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” come on momentarily each time the ignition switch is turned to
ON/RUN.
4. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/
• Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the ESC
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
system will be ON, even if it was turned off previously.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
when the ignition switch is turned to the
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
ON/RUN position. It should go out with the
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
engine running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Inthat caused the ESC activation.
dicator Light” comes on continuously with the engine
running, a malfunction has been detected in the ESC
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9. Hill Descent Control Indicator Light — If Equipped
5. TOW/HAUL Indicator Light — If Equipped
The symbol indicates the status of the Hill
This light will illuminate when the TOW/
Decent Control (HDC) feature. The lamp will
HAUL button has been selected. The TOW/
be on solid when HDC is armed. HDC can only
HAUL button is located in the center of the
be armed when the transfer case is in the “4WD
instrument panel (below the climate controls).
Low” position and the vehicle speed is less then 30 mph
6. Turn Signal Indicator
(48 km/h). If these conditions are not met while attemptThe arrows will flash with the exterior turn signals
ing to use the HDC feature, the HDC indicator lamp will
when the turn signal lever is operated. A tone will
flash on/off.
chime, and an EVIC message will appear if the turn
10. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
signals are left on for more than 1 mile (1.6 km).
Display/Odometer Display
7. High Beam Indicator
The odometer display shows the total distance the veIndicates that headlights are on high beam.
hicle has been driven.
U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of
8. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the
correct mileage that the vehicle has been driven. If your
lights are on.
odometer needs to be repaired or serviced, the repair
technician should leave the odometer reading the same
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 293
as it was before the repair or service. If s/he cannot do so,
then the odometer must be set at zero, and a sticker must
be placed in the door jamb stating what the mileage was
before the repair or service. It is a good idea for you to
make a record of the odometer reading before the repair/
service, so that you can be sure that it is properly reset, or
that the door jamb sticker is accurate if the odometer
must be reset at zero.
When the appropriate conditions exist, this display
shows the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
messages. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center”.
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.
11. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle
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maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
to continue to function properly.
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
CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can or
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
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14. Brake Warning Light
12. Park/Headlight ON Indicator — If Equipped
This light monitors various brake functions,
This indicator will illuminate when the park
including brake fluid level and parking brake
lights or headlights are turned on.
application. If the brake light turns on it may
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
13. Seat Belt Reminder Light
When the ignition switch is first turned to the the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
ON/RUN position, this light will turn on for four
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
to eight seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb
disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
check, if the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled, a chime will
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
sound. After the bulb check or when driving, if the driver
hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the
or front passenger seat belt remains unbuckled, the Seat
Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake
Belt Indicator Light will flash or remain on continuously.
System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.
Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know
In this case, the light will remain on until the condition
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
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.
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The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
dropped below a specified level.
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
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.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is neces- Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
sary.
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
ON/RUN 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 the light does not illuminate, have the light
inspected by an authorized dealer.
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The light also will turn on when the parking brake is brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN posi- ignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN position, have
the light inspected by an authorized dealer.
tion.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is 16. Speedometer
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application. Indicates vehicle speed.
17. Sport Mode
15. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
This light will illuminate when the sport mode
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
or track mode is selected. These modes provide
performance based tuning with improved hanswitch is turned to the ON/RUN position and
dling and acceleration through an electronic
may stay on for as long as four seconds.
controlled dampening system. This system reduces body
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it
roll and pitch in many driving situations including
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
cornering, acceleration and braking.
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
the conventional brake system will continue to operate 18. Fuel Door Reminder
The fuel pump symbol points to the side of the
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
vehicle where the fuel door is located.
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
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23. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator
19. Fuel Gauge
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when Light — If Equipped
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Conthe ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position.
trol (ESC) is off.
20. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) White
Telltale Area
This area will display the EVIC reconfigurable white
24. Vehicle Security Light
telltales. For further information, refer to “Electronic
This light will flash rapidly for approximately
vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”.
15 seconds when the vehicle theft alarm is
21. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
arming. The light will flash at a slower speed
Amber Telltale Area
continuously after the alarm is set. The security
This area will display the EVIC reconfigurable amber light will also come on for about three seconds when the
caution telltales. For further information, refer to “Elec- ignition is first turned on.
tronic vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”.
25. Temperature Gauge
22. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Red
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperaTelltale Area
ture. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
This area will display the EVIC reconfigurable red tell- the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
tales. For further information, refer to “Electronic vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)”.
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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 the temperature gauge reads
“H” pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
drops back into the normal range. If the pointer
remains on the “H” and you hear continuous chimes,
turn the engine off immediately and call an authorized dealership for service.
WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call 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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The EVIC consists of the following:
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC)
• System Status
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the • Vehicle Information Warning Message Displays
instrument cluster.
• Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
• Compass Display
• Outside Temperature Display
• Trip Computer Functions
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display
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The system allows the driver to select information by UP Button
pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
Press and release the UP button to scroll upwheel:
ward through the main menus (Fuel Economy,
Vehicle Info, Tire PSI, Cruise, Messages, Units,
System Setup, Vehicle Speed, Trip Info, Turn
Menu Off and sub-menus.
DOWN Button
Press and release the DOWN button to scroll
downward through the main menus and submenus.
EVIC Steering Wheel Buttons
SELECT Button
Press and release the SELECT button for access
to main menus, sub-menus or to select a personal setting in the setup menu. Press and hold
the SELECT button for two seconds to reset
features.
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BACK Button
• Service Keyless System (refer to Keyless Enter-N-Go,
Press the BACK button to scroll back to a
Passive Entry - if equipped)
previous menu or sub-menu.
• Service Park Assist System
• Park Assist System Blinded
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
• Park Assist Disabled
Displays
When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays • Keyfob Battery Low
the following messages:
• Liftglass Open
• Vehicle Not in Park
• Left front turn signal lamp out
• Key Left Vehicle
• Right front turn signal lamp out
• Key Not Detected
• Left rear turn signal lamp out
• Sport Mode Active
• Right rear turn signal lamp out
• Service TPM System (refer to “Tire Pressure
• Low Tire Pressure
Monitoring System” in “Starting And Operating”)
• ESC System Off
• Premium TPM System Graphic Display
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• Service blind spot system
• Blind spot detection unavailable
• Blind spot system off
• ACC Set — After setting the desired speed in the ACC
system. Refer to “Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” (if
equipped).
• Blind spot system unavailable sensor blocked
• ACC Cancelled — To disable the ACC system. Refer to
“Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanding
• Normal Cruise Ready — When Adaptive Cruise ConThe Features Of Your Vehicle” (if equipped).
trol (ACC) system is turned off and Normal (Fixed
Speed) Cruise Control mode is available. Refer to • Sensed Vehicle Indicator — The system detects a
slower moving vehicle in the same lane. Refer to
“Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanding
“Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanding
The Features Of Your Vehicle” (if equipped).
The Features Of Your Vehicle” (if equipped).
• Adaptive Cruise Off — When the Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC) system is turned off. Refer to “Adap- • Driver Override — If you apply the accelerator after
setting the desired speed in the ACC system. Refer to
tive Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanding The
“Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanding
Features Of Your Vehicle” (if equipped).
The Features Of Your Vehicle” (if equipped).
• ACC Ready — When the ACC system is activated.
Refer to “Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Under- • Distance Set — After changing the desired following
distance in the ACC system, this message will display
standing The Features Of Your Vehicle” (if equipped).
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momentarily. Refer to “Adaptive Cruise Control • ACC/FCW Unavailable Vehicle System Error — If the
(ACC)” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
ACC system turns off due to a temporary malfunction
Vehicle” (if equipped).
that limits functionality. Refer to “Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC)” in “Understanding The Features Of
• Brake — If the ACC system predicts that its maximum
Your Vehicle” (if equipped).
braking level is not sufficient to maintain the set
distance, this message will flash and a chime will • ACC/FCW Unavailable Service Radar Sensor — If the
ACC system turns off due to an internal system fault
sound while ACC continues to apply its maximum
that requires service from an authorized dealer. Refer
braking capacity. When this occurs, you should immeto “Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanddiately apply the brakes as needed to maintain a safe
ing The Features Of Your Vehicle” (if equipped).
distance from the vehicle ahead. Refer to “Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanding The Fea• Cruise Off When Park Brake is On
tures Of Your Vehicle” (if equipped).
• ACC Cancelled Below Min. Speed.
• Clean Radar Sensor in the Front of Vehicle — If the
ACC system deactivates due to performance limiting • Coolant low
conditions. Refer to “Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)”
• Service air suspension system
in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” (if
• Oil change due
equipped).
• Key in ignition
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• Lights on
• Remote start active — Push Start Button
• Key in Ignition Lights On
• Memory 1 profile set
• Ignition or Accessory On
• Memory 2 profile set
• Ignition or Accessory On Lights On
• Memory system unavailable — Not in Park
• Turn signal on
• Memory system unavailable — Seatbelt buckled
• Park assist on
• Memory 1 profile recall
• Warning object detected
• Memory 2 profile recall
• Remote start aborted — Door ajar
• Press Brake Pedal and Push Button to Start
• Remote start aborted — Hood ajar
• Wrong Key
• Remote start aborted — L/Gate ajar
• Damaged Key
• Remote start aborted — Fuel low
• Key not programmed
• Remote start disabled — Start Vehicle to Reset
• Function currently unavailable — Power Liftgate
• Remote start active — Insert Key and Turn to Run
• Unlock to operate — Power Liftgate
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• Put in Park to operate — Power Liftgate
• Automatic high beams on
• Automatic high beams off
• Service Four Wheel Drive System
• ECO — Fuel Saver Indicator
• TERRAIN SETTINGS — AUTOMATIC
• TERRAIN SETTINGS — TOW
• TERRAIN SETTINGS — TRACK
• TERRAIN SETTINGS — SNOW
• TERRAIN SETTINGS — SPORT
• Sport Not Available in 4 Low 4 High is Required
• For 4x4 Low Slow Below 5 MPH or 8 KPH Put Trans in
N Press 4 Low
• For 4x4 High Slow Below 5 MPH or 8 KPH Put Trans
in N Press 4 Low
• Terrain System Settings Not Available
• Raising Vehicle Ride Height (with icon)
• Lowering Vehicle Ride Height (with icon)
• Normal Vehicle Ride Height — This message is displayed (for 5 seconds) when the vehicle has achieved
the Normal Vehicle Ride Height.
• Off Road Ride Height Level 1 — This message is
displayed (for 5 seconds) when the vehicle has
achieved the Off Road Height Level 1.
• To Tow Vehicle Safely, Read Neutral Shift Procedure in • Off Road Ride Height Level 2 — This message is
Owners Manual
displayed (for 5 seconds) when the vehicle has
achieved the Off Road Height Level 2.
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• Vehicle Lowered To Entry/Exit (Park) Height — This • Reduce Speed To Maintain Selected Ride Height —
message is displayed (for 5 seconds) when the vehicle
This message is displayed in advance warning to the
has achieved the Park Height.
driver that the vehicle will be moved to the next lower
preset position unless the speed is reduced.
• Entry/Exit (Park) Height in Progress — This message
is displayed (for 5 seconds) when the request is made • Selected Ride Height Not Permitted — The vehicle
speed is too high to enter one of the preset levels
to go into Entry/Exit Height while the vehicle speed is
(Entry/Exit Level/Off Road Ride Height Level 1/Off
between 15 and 25 mph. This shows that the request
Road Ride Height Level 2).
has been recognized and will lower to Entry/Exit
height when vehicle is below 15 mph.
• Air Suspension System Cooling Down – Please Wait —
This message is displayed if the compressor tempera• Service Air Suspension System — This is displayed
when a fault has occurred in the system. The system
ture level is too high. Level control is suspended until
the compressor has cooled down.
will have limited operation at that point.
• Immediate Air Suspension Service/Repair Required • Vehicle Cannot Be Lowered – Door Open — This
— This is displayed when a fault has occurred in the
message is displayed if a door or the liftgate is ajar and
system which results in a complete system shutdown.
level control is suspended.
The system will be non operational at that point.
• Air Suspension Temporarily Disabled For Jacking And
Tire Change
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• Aerodynamic Ride Height — This is displayed (for • Electronic Speed Control ON
5 seconds) when the vehicle has achieved the AerodyThis light will turn on when the electronic
namic Height.
speed control is ON. For further information,
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Under• Performance Features
standing The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
EVIC White Telltale Lights
• Electronic Speed Control SET
This area will show reconfigurable white caution tellThis light will turn on when the electronic
tales. These telltales include:
speed control is SET. For further information,
• Shift Lever Status
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “UnderThe shift lever status “P,R,N,D,L,5,4,3,2,1” are displayed
standing The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
indicating the shift lever position. Telltales “5,4,3,2,1”
• Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) ON
indicate the Electronic Range Select (ERS) feature has
This light will turn on when the ACC is ON.
been engaged and the gear selected is displayed. For
For further information, refer to “Adaptive
further information on ERS, refer to “Starting And OperCruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanding The
ating”
Features Of Your Vehicle.”
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NOTE:
• Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) SET
This light will turn on when the ACC is SET. • Even if power steering assistance is no longer operational, it is still possible to steer the vehicle. Under
For further information, refer to “Adaptive
these conditions there will be a substantial increase in
Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanding The
steering effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds
Features Of Your Vehicle.”
and during parking maneuvers.
• Power Steering System Over Temperature — If
• If the condition persists, see your authorized dealer for
Equipped
service.
If the “POWER STEERING SYSTEM OVER
TEMP” message and a icon are displayed on
EVIC Amber Telltale Lights
the EVIC screen, it indicates that extreme steerThis area will show reconfigurable amber caution telling maneuvers may have occurred, which
tales. These telltales include:
caused an over temperature condition in the power
steering system. You will lose power steering assistance • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) OFF
This light warns the driver of a potential collimomentarily until the over temperature condition no
sion with the vehicle in front and prompts the
longer exists. Once driving conditions are safe, then pull
driver to take action in order to avoid the
over and let vehicle idle. After five minutes, the system
collision. For further information, refer to
will cool and return to normal operation. Refer to “Power
Steering” in “Starting and Operating” for further infor- “Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanding
The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
mation.
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• Air Suspension Up
The air suspension up telltale will illuminate
when the air suspension is in use. For further
information, refer to “Starting And Operating”.
will display in the telltale display area. Tighten the fuel
filler cap properly and press the SELECT button to turn
off the message. If the problem continues, the message
will appear the next time the vehicle is started.
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap
• Air Suspension Down
may also turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).
The air suspension down telltale will illuminate when the air suspension is in use. For • Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator
This light will turn on to indicate the windfurther information, refer to “Starting And Opshield washer fluid is low.
erating”.
• Low Fuel Light
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal
• SERV 4WD
(11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
The SERV 4WD light monitors the electric shift
fuel is added.
4WD system. If the SERV 4WD light stays on or
• Loose Gascap Indicator
comes on during driving, it means that the
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines
4WD system is not functioning properly and
that the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly that service is required.
installed, or damaged, a loose gascap indicator
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EVIC Red Telltale Lights
• Oil Pressure Warning Light
This area will show reconfigurable red telltales. These
This telltale indicates low engine oil pressure. If
telltales include:
the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle
and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will
• Door Ajar
sound for four minutes when this light turns on.
This light will turn on to indicate that one or
more doors may be ajar.
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
• Liftgate Ajar
• Charging System Light
This light will turn on to indicate that liftgate
This light shows the status of the electrical chargmay be ajar.
ing system. The light should come on when the
ignition switch is first turned ON and remain on briefly
as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on while
• Liftgate Flipper Glass Ajar
driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential
This light will turn on to indicate that liftgate
electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If
flipper glass may be ajar.
the charging system light remains on, it means that the
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vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging If the light remains lit with the engine running, your
system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an autho- vehicle will usually be drivable. However, see an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light is
rized dealer.
flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
required. You may experience reduced performance, an
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may
• Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
require towing.
This light informs you of a problem with the
• Engine Temperature Warning Light
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. The
This light warns of an overheated engine condilight will come on when the ignition is first
tion. As temperatures rise and the gauge apturned ON and remain on briefly as a bulb
proaches H, this indicator will illuminate and a
check. If the light does not come on during starting, have
single chime will sound after reaching a set threshold.
the system checked by an authorized dealer.
Further overheating will cause the temperature gauge to
If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the pass H, the indicator will continuously flash and a
engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the continuous chime will occur until the engine is allowed
vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is to cool.
placed in the PARK position. The light should turn off.
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,
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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 more information.
• Transmission Temperature Warning Light
This light indicates that there is excessive transmission fluid temperature that might occur
with severe usage such as trailer towing. It may
also occur when operating the vehicle in a high
torque converter slip condition, such as 4-wheel-drive
operation (e.g., snow plowing, off- road operation). If this
light comes on, stop the vehicle and run the engine at idle
or faster, with the transmission in NEUTRAL until the
light goes off.
CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
WARNING!
If the Transmission Temperature Warning Light is
illuminated and you continue operating the vehicle,
in some circumstances you could cause the fluid to
boil over, come in contact with hot engine or exhaust
components and cause a fire.
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Engine Oil Change Indicator System
Vehicles Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go
Oil Change Due
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Oil Change Due” message will
flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10 seconds
after a single chime has sounded, to indicate the next
scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate, dependent
upon your personal driving style.
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE
START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the ON/
RUN position (Do not start the engine.)
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
position or cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position if
equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go. To turn off the
message temporarily, press and release the MENU button. To reset the oil change indicator system (after
performing the scheduled maintenance) refer to the following procedure.
Vehicles Not Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
within 10 seconds.
3. Without pressing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE
START/STOP button once to return the ignition to the
OFF/LOCK position.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN 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.
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NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you Press the UP/DOWN buttons to cycle through all the
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not Trip Computer functions.
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
The Trip Functions mode displays the following information:
Fuel Economy
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Fuel
Average Fuel Economy / Fuel Saver Mode — If
Economy” displays highlighted in the EVIC and press
Equipped
the SELECT button. Press and release the UP/DOWN
Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset.
buttons until one of the following Fuel Economy funcWhen the fuel economy is reset, the display will read
tions displays in the EVIC:
“RESET” or show dashes for two seconds. Then, the
• Average Fuel Economy/Fuel Saver Mode
history information will be erased, and the averaging will
continue from the last fuel average reading before the
• Distance To Empty (DTE)
reset.
• Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
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The FUEL SAVER MODE message will display above the
average fuel economy in the EVIC display. This message
will appear whenever the Multi-Displacement System
(MDS) (if equipped) allows the engine to operate on four
cylinders, or if you are driving in a fuel efficient manner.
This feature allows you to monitor when you are driving
in a fuel efficient manner, and it can be used to modify
driving habits in order to increase fuel economy.
Distance To Empty (DTE)
Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
tank level. DTE cannot be reset through the SELECT
button.
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
Fuel Saver Mode — On
When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change
to a “LOW FUEL” message. This display will continue
until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a significant
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amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the “LOW • Trip A
FUEL” message and a new DTE value will display.
• Trip B
Vehicle Speed
• Elapsed Time
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Vehicle
Speed” displays highlighted in the EVIC and press the Press the UP/DOWN buttons to cycle through all the
SELECT button. Press the SELECT button to display the Trip Computer functions.
current speed in mph or km/h. Pressing the SELECT
The Trip Functions mode displays the following informabutton a second time will toggle the unit of measure
tion:
between mph or km/h.
Trip A
NOTE: Changing the unit of measure in the Vehicle
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last
Speed menu will not change the unit of measure in the
reset.
EVIC.
Trip B
Trip Info
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Trip
reset.
Info” displays highlighted in the EVIC and press the
SELECT button. Press and release the UP/DOWN buttons until one of the following Trip functions displays in
the EVIC:
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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.
To Reset The Display
Reset will only occur while a resettable function is being
displayed. Press and release the SELECT button once to
clear the resettable function being displayed. To reset all
resettable functions, press and hold the SELECT button
for two seconds. The current display will reset along with
other functions.
Units
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Units”
displays highlighted in the EVIC and press the SELECT
button. The EVIC, odometer, and navigation system (if
equipped) can be changed between English and Metric
units of measure. To make your selection, scroll up or
down until the preferred setting is highlighted, then
press and release the SELECT button until a check-mark
appears next to the setting, showing that the setting has
been selected.
Performance Features
WARNING!
Measurement of vehicle statistics with the Performance Features is intended for off-highway or offroad use only and should not be done on any public
roadways. It is recommended that these features be
used in a controlled environment and within the
limits of the law. The capabilities of the vehicle as
measured by the performance pages must never be
exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner, which
can jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
prevent accidents.
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This light will illuminate when the sport mode
is selected. This mode provides performance
based tuning with improved handling through
an electronic controlled dampening system.
This system reduces body roll and pitch in many driving
situations including cornering, acceleration and braking.
For further information, refer to ”Sport Mode” in “Starting And Operating”.
The Performance Features include the following:
• 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h)
• Braking Distance
• 1/8 Mile
• 1/4 Mile
• Instantaneous G-Force
• Peak G-Force
• Digital Speedometer
To access, press and release either the UP or DOWN
arrow button until “Performance Features” appears in
the EVIC, then press and release the SELECT button.
Press the UP or DOWN button to cycle through the
features. Press the SELECT button to select a feature.
The following describes each feature and its operation:
0-60 mph (0-100 km/h)
When selected, this screen displays the time it takes for
the vehicle to go from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 100 km/h) within
10 seconds.
• The feature will “ready” when the vehicle speed is at
0 mph (0 km/h). The word “READY” will flash when
conditions are met for the event to begin.
• Dashes will display if the vehicle fails to reach 60 mph
(100 km/h) in less then 10 seconds.
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• The time will continue to display until the SELECT • The distance and speed measurements display while
button is pressed.
the event is taking place.
• Pressing the SELECT button will clear the current run • The distance measurement will be aborted if the brake
time and display the vehicle’s best 0-60 mph
pedal is released before the vehicle comes to a com(0-100 km/h) time.
plete stop.
• To clear the vehicle’s best 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) time, • The distance and speed measurements will continue to
press and hold the SELECT button for five seconds.
display until the SELECT button is pressed.
Braking Distance
• Pressing the SELECT button will clear the current run
When selected, this screen displays the vehicle’s braking
and prepare the cluster to record a new run.
distance and the speed at which the brake pedal was
1/8 Mile, 1/4 Mile
depressed.
When selected, this screen displays the time it takes the
• This feature will only function when applying the vehicle to travel 1/8 mile (1/4 mile) within 30 seconds
brakes at speeds above 30 mph (48 km/h).
and the vehicle’s speed when it reaches 1/8 mile (1/
4 mile).
• Engaging the parking brake will disable this feature.
• The feature will “ready” when the vehicle is at 0 mph
• The word “READY” will flash when conditions are
(0 km/h). The word “READY” will flash when condimet for the event to begin.
tions are met for the event to begin.
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• Dashes will display if the vehicle fails to reach • When a force greater than zero is measured, the
1/8 mile (1/4 mile) in less then 30 seconds.
display will update the value as it climbs. As the
G-Force falls, the peak forces will continue to display.
• The time and speed will continue to display until the
SELECT button is pressed.
• Pressing the SELECT button will clear the peak force
values.
• Pressing the SELECT button will clear the current run
and display the vehicle’s best 1/8 mile (1/4 mile) run. Digital Speedometer
When selected, this screen displays vehicle speed and
• To clear the vehicle’s best 1/8 mile (1/4 mile) run,
records top speed.
press and hold the SELECT button for five seconds.
• Press and hold the SELECT button for three seconds to
Instantaneous G-Force
toggle between current speed and top speed.
When selected, this screen displays the current G-Force
(lateral and longitudinal) along with a friction circle that • To reset top speed, quickly press and release the
displays the directions of the forces.
SELECT button when top speed is displayed.
Peak G-Force
When selected, this screen displays all four G-Force
values (two lateral and two longitudinal).
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Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Vehicle
Info” displays in the EVIC and press the SELECT button.
Press the UP and DOWN button to scroll through the
available information displays, then press SELECT to
display any one of the following choices.
• Coolant Temp
Displays the actual coolant temperature.
• Oil Temperature
Displays the actual oil temperature.
• Oil Pressure
Displays the actual oil pressure.
• Trans Temperature
Displays the actual transmission temperature.
• Engine Hours
Displays the number of hours of engine operation.
Tire PSI
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Tire
PSI” displays highlighted in the EVIC and press the
SELECT button. Press and release the UP/DOWN buttons until one of the following System Status messages
displays in the EVIC:
• System OK
• System Warnings Displayed (will display all currently
active System Warnings)
• Tire Pressure Monitor System (shows the current pressure of all four road tires). For additional information,
refer to “Tire Pressure Monitor System” in “Starting
And Operating”.
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to “Tires-General Information/Tire Inflation Pressures” in “Starting And Operating” for additional
information.
• Your system can be set to display pressure units in PSI,
kPa, or BAR.
Keyless Enter-N-Go Display — If Equipped
When the ENGINE START/STOP button is pressed to
change ignition switch positions, the Keyless Enter-N-Go
icon momentarily appears in the lower right corner of the
EVIC display showing the new ignition switch position.
Tire Pressure Display
Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go” in “Starting And Operating” for more information.
NOTE:
• Tires heat up during normal driving conditions. Heat NOTE: Under certain conditions, the display may be
will cause the tire pressure to increase from 2 to 6 psi superseded by another display of higher priority. But
(14 to 41 kPa) during normal driving conditions. Refer when the ignition switch position is changed, the display
always re-appears.
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metallic objects) until the CAL indicator displayed in the
Compass / Temperature Display
The compass readings indicate the direction the vehicle is EVIC turns off. The compass will now function normally.
facing. The EVIC will display one of eight compass
NOTE: A good calibration requires a level surface and
readings and the outside temperature.
an environment free from large metallic objects such as
NOTE: The system will display the last known outside buildings, bridges, underground cables, railroad tracks,
temperature when starting the vehicle and may need to etc.
be driven several minutes before the updated temperaCompass Variance
ture is displayed. Engine temperature can also affect the
Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
displayed temperature; therefore, temperature readings
North and Geographic North. To compensate for the
are not updated when the vehicle is not moving.
differences the variance should be set for the zone where
Automatic Compass Calibration
the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly
This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the set, the compass will automatically compensate for the
need to manually reset the compass. When the vehicle is differences, and provide the most accurate compass
new, the compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will heading. For the most accurate compass performance, the
display CAL until the compass is calibrated. You may compass must be set using the following steps.
also calibrate the compass by completing one or more
NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of
360–degree turns (in an area free from large metal or
the instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Mobile Phones,
Laptops and Radar Detectors. This is where the compass
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module is located, and it can cause interference with the
compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
3. Press the DOWN button until the “Compass Variance”
message is displayed in the EVIC, then press the SELECT
button. The last variance zone number displays in the
EVIC.
4. Press and release the SELECT button until the proper
variance zone is selected, according to the map.
5. Press and release the BACK button to exit.
Manual Compass Calibration
If the compass appears erratic and the CAL indicator
does not appear in the EVIC display, you must put the
compass into the Calibration Mode manually, as follows:
NOTE: For the most accurate compass performance, the
compass variance must be set before performing the
manual compass calibration. The variance should be set
1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
for the zone where the vehicle is driven, per the zone
2. Press the UP or DOWN button until the Setup map. For further information, refer to “Compass
(Customer-Programmable Features) menu is reached, Variance.”
then press the SELECT button.
Compass Variance Map
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out of PARK or the vehicle begins moving, a warning
message SETUP NOT AVAILABLE, is followed in three
2. Press the UP or DOWN button until the Setup
seconds by, VEHICLE NOT IN PARK.
(Customer-Programmable Features) menu is reached,
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until Setup
then press the SELECT button.
displays in the EVIC.
3. Press the DOWN button until “Calibrate Compass” is
Use the UP or DOWN button to display one of the
displayed in the EVIC.
following choices.
4. Press and release the SELECT button to start the
calibration. The “CAL” indicator will be displayed in the Select Language
When in this display you may select one of five lanEVIC.
guages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
5. Complete one or more 360–degree turns (in an area
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Press
free from large metal or metallic objects) until the “CAL”
the UP or DOWN button while in this display and scroll
indicator turns off. The compass will now function
through the language choices. Press the SELECT button
normally.
to select English, Spanish (Español), French (Français),
Customer-Programmable Features (System
Italian (Italiano), German (Deutsch), and Dutch (NederSetup)
lands). Then, as you continue, the information will disPersonal Settings allows you to set and recall features play in the selected language.
when the transmission is in PARK. If the transmission is
1. Turn ON the ignition switch.
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Nav–Turn By Turn
When this feature is selected, the navigation system
utilizes voice commands, guiding through the drive
route, mile by mile, turn-by-turn until the final destination is reached. To make your selection, press and release
the SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to
the feature showing the system has been activated or the
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
deactivated.
Remote Unlock Sequence
When Unlock Driver Door Only On 1st Press is selected,
only the driver’s door will unlock on the first press of the
RKE transmitter UNLOCK button. When Driver Door 1st
Press is selected, you must press the RKE transmitter
UNLOCK button twice to unlock the passenger’s doors.
When Unlock All Doors On 1st Press is selected, all of
the doors will unlock on the first press of the RKE
transmitter UNLOCK button. To make your selection,
scroll up or down until the preferred setting is highAuto Unlock Doors
lighted, then press and release the SELECT button until a
When this feature is selected, all doors will unlock when
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that the
the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the
setting has been selected.
PARK or NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is
opened. To make your selection, press and release the NOTE: If the vehicle is equipped with Keyless EnterSELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the N-Go (Passive Entry) and the EVIC is programmed to
feature showing the system has been activated, or the Unlock All Doors 1st Press, all doors will unlock no
check-mark is removed showing the system has been matter which Passive Entry equipped door handle is
deactivated.
grasped. If Driver Door 1st Press is programmed, only
the driver’s door will unlock when the driver’s door is
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grasped. With Passive Entry, if Driver Door 1st Press is
programmed touching the handle more than once will
only result in the driver’s door opening. If driver door
first is selected, once the driver door is opened, the
interior door lock/unlock switch can be used to unlock
all doors (or use RKE transmitter).
removed showing the system has been deactivated. Refer
to “Driver Memory Seat” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
Remote Start Comfort Sys.
When this feature is selected and the remote start is
activated, the heated steering wheel and driver heated
seat features will automatically turn on when temperatures are below 40° F (4.4° C). When temperatures are
above 80° F (26.7° C) the driver vented seat will turn on.
These features will stay on through the duration of
remote start or until the key is turned to RUN. To make
your selection, press and release the SELECT button until
a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed
showing the system has been deactivated.
RKE Linked To Memory
When this feature is selected, you can use your RKE
transmitter to recall one of two pre-programmed memory
profiles. Each memory profile contains desired position
settings for the driver seat, side mirror, adjustable pedals
(if equipped), power tilt and telescopic steering column
(if equipped), and a set of desired radio station presets.
When OFF is selected, only the MEMORY switch on the
driver’s door trim panel will recall memory profiles. To
make your selection, press and release the SELECT
Horn With Remote Lock
button a check-mark appears next to the feature showing
When this feature is selected, a short horn sound will
the system has been activated or the check-mark is
occur when the RKE transmitter LOCK button is pressed.
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This feature may be selected with or without the “Flash
Lamps with Lock” feature. To make your selection, press
and release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the system has been
activated or the check-mark is removed showing the
system has been deactivated.
Horn With Remote Start
When this feature is selected, a short horn sound will
occur when the RKE transmitter REMOTE START button
is pressed. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the
feature showing the system has been activated or the
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
deactivated.
Flash Lamps With Lock
When this feature is selected, the front and rear turn
signals will flash when the doors are locked or unlocked
with the RKE transmitter. This feature may be selected
with or without the sound horn on lock feature selected.
To make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until a check-mark appears next to the feature
showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
Headlamp Off Delay
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
when exiting the vehicle. To make your selection, scroll
up or down until the preferred setting is highlighted,
then press and release the SELECT button until a checkmark appears next to the setting, showing that the setting
has been selected.
Headlamps With Wipers (Available with Automatic
Headlamps Only)
When this feature is selected, and the headlight switch is
in the AUTO position, the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on.
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The headlights will also turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature. To make
your selection, press and release the SELECT button until
a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed
showing the system has been deactivated.
NOTE: Turning the headlights on during the daytime
causes the instrument panel lights to dim. To increase the
brightness, refer to “Lights” in “Understanding The
Features Of Your Vehicle.”
Easy Entry/Exit Seat (Available with Memory Seat
Only)
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
vehicle. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the
feature showing the system has been activated or the
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
deactivated.
NOTE: The seat will return to the memorized seat
location (if Recall Memory with Remote Key Unlock is set
to ON) when the RKE transmitter is used to unlock the
door. Refer to “Driver Memory Seat” in “Understanding
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Tilt Mirror In Reverse
When this feature is selected, the outside rearview mirrors will tilt downward when the ignition switch is in the
RUN position and the transmission shift lever is in the
REVERSE position. The mirrors will move back to their
previous position when the transmission is shifted out of
REVERSE. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the
feature showing the system has been activated or the
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
deactivated.
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Key-Off Power Delay
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, hands-free system (if equipped), DVD
video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if equipped),
and power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes
after the ignition switch is turned OFF. Opening either
front vehicle door will cancel this feature. To make your
selection, scroll up or down until the preferred setting is
highlighted, then press and release the SELECT button
until a check-mark appears next to the setting, showing
that the setting has been selected.
Display ECO Symbol — If Equipped
The “ECO” message is located in the Compass/
Temperature display; this message can be turned on or
off. To make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until a check-mark appears next to the setting,
showing that the setting has been selected.
Keyless Enter-N-Go (Passive Entry)
This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle’s
door(s) without having to press the RKE transmitter lock
or unlock buttons. To make your selection, press and
release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears
Illuminated Approach
next to the feature showing the system has been activated
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate or the check-mark is removed showing the system has
and remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds when the doors been deactivated. Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go” in
are unlocked with the RKE transmitter. To make your “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
selection, scroll up or down until the preferred setting is
highlighted, then press and release the SELECT button
until a check-mark appears next to the setting, showing
that the setting has been selected.
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Auto High Beams (Available with SmartBeam™
Only)
When this feature is selected, the high beam headlights
will deactivate automatically under certain conditions. To
make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until a check-mark appears next to the feature
showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
Refer to “Lights/SmartBeam™ — If Equipped” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further
information.
Wiper Mode — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the system will automatically activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture
on the windshield. To make your selection, press and
release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears
next to the feature showing the system has been activated
or the check-mark is removed showing the system has
been deactivated. When this feature is deactivated, the
system reverts to the standard intermittent wiper
operation.
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
When this feature is selected, the HSA system is active.
Refer to “Electronic Brake Control System” in “Starting
And Operating” for system function and operating information. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the
feature showing the system has been activated or the
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
deactivated.
Blind Spot Alert
There are three selections when operating Blind Spot
Alert. By pressing and releasing the SELECT button once,
the Blind Spot Alert feature can be activated in “Blind
Spot: Lights Only” mode. When this mode is selected the
Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) system is activated and will
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only show a visual alert in the outside mirrors. By
pressing and releasing the SELECT button a second time
“Blind Spot: Lights/CHM” mode is activated. In this
mode the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) will show a visual
alert in the outside mirrors as well as an audible alert
when the turn signal is on. When “Blind Spot: Off” is
selected the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) system is deactivated.
NOTE: If your vehicle has experienced any damage in
the area where the sensor is located, even if the fascia is
not damaged, the sensor may have become misaligned.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer to verify sensor
alignment. Having a sensor that is misaligned will result
in the BSM not operating to specification.
Forward Collision Warning
The Forward Collision Warning (FCW) feature can be can
be set to Far, set to Near or turned Off. The default status
of FCW is the Far setting. This means the system will
warn you of a possible collision with the vehicle in front
of you when you are farther away. This gives you the
most reaction time. To change the setting for more
dynamic driving select the Near setting. This warns you
of a possible collision with the vehicle in front of you
when you are much closer. This allows for a more
dynamic driving experience. To change FCW status press
and release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the system has been
activated or the check-mark is removed showing the
system has been deactivated.
For further information, refer to ”Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Vehicle.”
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Park Assist System
The Rear Park Assist system will scan for objects behind
the vehicle when the transmission is in the REVERSE
position and the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph
(18 km/h). The system can be enabled with Sound Only,
Sound and Display, or turned OFF through the EVIC. To
make your selection, scroll up or down until the preferred setting is highlighted, then press and release the
SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the
setting, showing that the setting has been selected. Refer
to “Rear Park Assist System” in “Understanding The
Features Of Your Vehicle” for system function and operating information.
Display Units Of Measure In:
The EVIC, odometer, and Uconnect™ gps (if equipped)
can be changed between English and Metric units of
measure. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until “ENGLISH” or “METRIC” appears.
Calibrate Compass
Refer to “Compass Display” for more information.
Compass Variance
Refer to “Compass Display” for more information.
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MEDIA CENTER 730N/430/430N (RHR/RER/RBZ/
RHB) CD/DVD/HDD/NAV — IF EQUIPPED
MEDIA CENTER 130 (SALES CODE RES)
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
NOTE: The sales code is located on the lower right side side of the radio faceplate.
of the unit’s faceplate.
Refer to your Uconnect™ Multimedia RHR, RER, RBZ or
RHB user’s manual for detailed operating instructions.
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Operating Instructions (Voice Command System)
— If Equipped
Refer to “Voice Command” in the Uconnect™ User
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
Operating Instructions (Uconnect™ Phone) — If
Equipped
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
Media Center 130 (RES)
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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
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
position to operate the radio.
stations without stopping, until you release it.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
TIME Button
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
and radio frequency.
time to turn off the radio.
Clock Setting Procedure
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360 1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
degrees) in either direction, without stopping. Turning
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
SCROLL control knob.
volume, and to the left decreases it.
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
set at the same volume level as last played.
will begin to blink.
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
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4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/ Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
knob to save time change.
mid-range tones.
5. To exit, press any button/knob, or wait five seconds.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
RW/FF
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the treble tones.
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
AM or FM frequencies.
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
TUNE Control
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise sound level from the right or left side speakers.
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to the front and rear speakers.
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
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AM/FM Button
Press the buttons to select either AM or FM mode.
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
window. Select the button (1 to 6) you wish to lock onto
this station and press and release that button. If a button
is not selected within five seconds after pressing the
SET/RND button, the station will continue to play but
will not be stored into pushbutton memory.
display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory.
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
pressing the pushbutton twice.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
stations).
DISC Button
You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
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If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
NOTE:
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
position to operate the radio.
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And
MP3 Audio Play
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4-3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel
away and jam the player mechanism.
• The RES Media Center is a single CD player. Do
not attempt to insert a second CD if one is already
loaded.
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EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in
CD and MP3 modes.
TIME Button
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
RW/FF
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
Press and hold the FF (Fast Forward) button and the CD
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
player will begin to fast forward until FF is released, or
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on RW or another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse)
button works in a similar manner.
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
AM/FM Button
SEEK Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
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SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
files properly and may be unable to play the file norPress the right SEEK button to move to the next ranmally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
domly selected track.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
Play.
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
• Maximum number of files: 255
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
file recording media and formats are limited. When
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restricof files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
tions.
display the file name and folder name, and will assign
Supported Media (Disc Types)
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
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 MP3 File Formats
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
display.)
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a three- not play the file.
character extension)
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a three- an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
character extension)
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
VBR bit rate.
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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MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
MPEG-2 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
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
24, 22.05, 16
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
Playback of MP3 Files
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title • Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
to load than non-multisession discs
supported by the radios.
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
increase with more files and folders
supported.
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
before writing to the disc.
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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.
MEDIA CENTER 130 WITH SATELLITE RADIO
(SALES CODE RES+RSC)
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
side of the radio faceplate.
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will change the mode to
auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
time of day will display for five seconds (when ignition is
OFF).
Media Center 130 (RES/RSC)
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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
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
ACC position to operate the radio.
stations without stopping until you release it.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Voice Command System (Radio) — If Equipped
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
Refer to “Voice Command” in the Uconnect™ User
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
time to turn off the radio.
Voice Command Button Uconnect™ Phone — If
Electronic Volume Control
Equipped
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
(if equipped). Refer to “Voice Command” in the
ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further
volume and to the left decreases it.
details.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
set at the same volume level as last played.
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
SEEK Buttons
Uconnect Phone” message will display on the radio
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next screen.
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
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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 the
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further
details.
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
will begin to blink.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not knob to save time change.
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
Uconnect Phone” message will display on the radio
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button.
screen.
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the
TIME Button
SETUP button, use the TUNE/SCROLL control to select
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
SET CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure,
and radio frequency.
starting at Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite
radio, press the SETUP button and then follow the above
Clock Setting Procedure
procedure, starting at Step 2.
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob.
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INFO Button
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
mid-range tones.
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
AM or FM frequencies.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
treble tones.
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.
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 fourth
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
TUNE Control
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency. sound level from the right or left side speakers.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
Music Type information.
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
format types:
Program Type
No program type or
undefined
Adult Hits
Classical
16-Digit Character
Display
None
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Program Type
Classic Rock
College
Country
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
16-Digit Character
Display
Cls Rock
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
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Program Type
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
16-Digit Character
Display
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between
the following items:
• Set Clock — Pressing the SELECT button will allow
you to set the clock. Adjust the hours by turning the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob. After adjusting the
hours, press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to set
the minutes. The minutes will begin to blink. Adjust
the minutes using the right side TUNE/SCROLL
control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
to save time change.
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
AM/FM Button
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
mode.
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
Memory
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
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window. Select the button (1–6) you wish to lock onto this
station and press and release that button. If a button is
not selected within five seconds after pressing the SET/
RND button, the station will continue to play but will not
be stored into pushbutton memory.
You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory.
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
pressing the pushbutton twice.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
stations).
DISC/AUX Button
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will allow you to switch
from AM/FM modes to DISC/AUX mode.
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and
MP3 Audio Play
NOTE:
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or ACC
position to operate the radio.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding • This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
button number will display.
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
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Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel
away and jam the player mechanism.
• The RES Media Center is a single CD player. Do
not attempt to insert a second CD if one is already
loaded.
If you insert a disc with the ignition ON/RUN and the EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
radio ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
and begin to play when you insert the disc. The display
will show the track number, and index time in minutes
and seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
(Continued) convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
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SEEK Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in
CD and MP3 modes.
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
Press the SET/RND button a second time to stop RanTIME Button
dom Play.
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display. Notes On Playing MP3 Files
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
RW/FF
file recording media and formats are limited. When
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restricbegin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or
tions.
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
Supported Media (Disc Types)
works in a similar manner.
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
AM/FM Button
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
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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.
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
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
24, 22.05, 16
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
MPEG-2 Audio
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
Layer 3
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
VBR bit rates.
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
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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.
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a
folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will
begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
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
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
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
Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
more and the radio will display song titles for each file.
before writing to the disc.
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Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3 player or cassette player and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
time of day will display for five seconds (when the
ignition is OFF).
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
Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxilRadio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
iary device if the AUX jack is connected.
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for chilNOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the dren, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
device’s volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio
NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has
is not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the
limited coverage in Alaska.
AUX audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume
System Activation
down.
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
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 357
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.
using the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID is
selected. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob and the
Sirius ID number will display. The Sirius ID number
display will time out in two minutes. Press any button on
the radio to exit this screen.
Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display. A
Number (ESN/SID)
CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
Please have the following information available when mode.
calling:
Satellite Antenna
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
Number (ESN/SID).
placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as
bikes should be placed as far rearward as possible, within
To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
the loading design of the rack. Do not place items directly
ESN/SID Access
on or above the antenna.
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC position and the radio on, press the SETUP button and scroll
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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.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 359
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 the Uconnect™ User
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
iPod姞/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: This section is for sales code RES and REQ/
REL/RET radios only with Uconnect™. For sales code
RBZ/RHB, RHR, RHP, RHW or RB2 touch-screen radio
iPod威/USB/MP3 control feature, refer to the separate
RBZ/RHB, RHR, RHP, RHW or RB2 User’s Manual.
iPod威/USB/MP3 control is available only if equipped as
an option with these radios.
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This feature allows an iPod威 or external USB device to be Connecting The iPod姞 Or External USB Device
plugged into the USB port, located in the center console Use the connection cable to connect an iPod威 or external
USB device to the vehicle’s USB/AUX connector port
or glove compartment.
which is located in the center console or glove compartiPod威 control supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod威
ment.
and iPhone威 devices. Some iPod威 software versions may
not fully support the iPod威 control features. Please visit
Apple’s website for software updates.
NOTE:
• If the radio has a USB port, refer to the appropriate
Uconnect™ Multimedia radio User’s Manual for
iPod威 or external USB device support capability.
• Connecting an iPod威 or consumer electronic audio
device to the AUX port located in the radio faceplate,
plays media, but does not use the iPod威 /MP3 control
feature to control the connected device.
Center Console USB/AUX Connector Port
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Once the audio device is connected and synchronized to • The audio device can be controlled using the radio
the vehicle’s iPod威/USB/MP3 control system (iPod威 or
buttons to Play, Browse, and List the iPod威 contents.
external USB device may take a few minutes to connect),
• The audio device battery charges when plugged into
the audio device starts charging and is ready for use by
the USB/AUX connector (if supported by the specific
pressing radio switches, as described below.
audio device)
NOTE: If the audio device battery is completely disControlling The iPod姞 Or External USB Device
charged, it may not communicate with the iPod威/USB/
Using Radio Buttons
MP3 control system until a minimum charge is attained.
To get into the iPod威/USB/MP3 control mode and access
Leaving the audio device connected to the iPod威/USB/
a connected audio device, either press the “AUX” button
MP3 control system may charge it to the required level.
on the radio faceplate or press the VR button and say
Using This Feature
⬙USB⬙ or ⬙Switch to USB⬙. Once in the iPod威/USB/MP3
By using iPod cable or external USB device to connect to control mode, audio tracks (if available from audio
USB port:
device) start playing over the vehicle’s audio system.
• The audio device can be played on the vehicle’s sound Play Mode
system, providing metadata (artist, track title, album, When switched to iPod威/USB/MP3 control mode, the
etc.) information on the radio display.
iPod威 or external USB device automatically starts Play
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 363
mode. In Play mode, the following buttons on the radio • A single press backward << RW or forward FF >> will
faceplate may be used to control the iPod威 or external
jump backward or forward respectively, for five
USB device and display data:
seconds.
• Use the TUNE control knob to select the next or • Use the << SEEK and SEEK >> buttons to jump to the
previous track.
previous or next track. Pressing the SEEK >> button
during play mode will jump to the next track in the
• Turning it clockwise (forward) by one click, while
list, or press the VR button and say ⬙Next or Previous
playing a track, skips to the next track or press the
Track⬙.
VR button and say ⬙Next Track⬙.
• While a track is playing, press the INFO button to see
• Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one
the associated metadata (artist, track title, album, etc.)
click, will jump to the previous track in the list or
for that track. Pressing the INFO button again jumps
press the VR button and say ⬙Previous Track⬙
to the next screen of data for that track. Once all
• Jump backward in the current track by pressing and
screens have been viewed, the last INFO button press
holding the << RW button. Holding the << RW
will go back to the play mode screen on the radio.
button long enough will jump to the beginning of
• Pressing the REPEAT button will change the audio
the current track.
device mode to repeat the current playing track or
• Jump forward in the current track by pressing and
press the VR button and say ⬙Repeat ON⬙ or ⬙Repeat
holding the FF >> button.
Off⬙.
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• Press the SCAN button to use iPod威/USB/MP3 device scan mode, which will play the first 10 seconds of
each track in the current list and then forward to the
next song. To stop SCAN mode and start playing the
desired track, when it is playing the track, press the
SCAN button again. During Scan mode, pressing the
<< SEEK and SEEK >> buttons will select the previous and next tracks.
• RND button (available on sales code RES radio only):
Pressing this button toggles between Shuffle ON and
Shuffle OFF modes for the iPod威 or external USB
device, or press the VR button and say ⬙Shuffle ON⬙ or
⬙Shuffle Off⬙. If the RND icon is showing on the radio
display, then the shuffle mode is ON.
List Or Browse Mode
During Play mode, pressing any of the buttons described
below, will bring up List mode. List mode enables
scrolling through the list of menus and tracks on the
audio device.
• TUNE control knob: The TUNE control knob functions
in a similar manner as the scroll wheel on the audio
device or external USB device.
• Turning it clockwise (forward) and counterclockwise (backward) scrolls through the lists, displaying
the track detail on the radio display. Once the track
to be played is highlighted on the radio display,
press the TUNE control knob to select and start
playing the track. Turning the TUNE control knob
fast will scroll through the list faster. During fast
scroll, a slight delay in updating the information on
the radio display may be noticeable.
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• During all List modes, the iPod威 displays all lists in
“wrap-around” mode. So if the track is at the
bottom of the list, just turn the wheel backward
(counterclockwise) to get to the track faster.
• In List mode, the radio PRESET buttons are used as
shortcuts to the following lists on the iPod威 or
external USB device.
• Preset 1 – Playlists
• Preset 2 – Artists
• Preset 3 – Albums
• Preset 4 – Genres
• Preset 5 – Audiobooks
• Preset 6 – Podcasts
• Pressing a PRESET button will display the current
list on the top line and the first item in that list on
the second line.
• To exit List mode without selecting a track, press the
same PRESET button again to go back to Play
mode.
• LIST button: The LIST button will display the top
level menu of the iPod威 or external USB device. Turn
the TUNE control knob to list the top-menu item to be
selected and press the TUNE control knob. This will
display the next sub-menu list item on the audio
device, then follow the same steps to go to the desired
track in that list. Not all iPod威 or external USB device
sub-menu levels are available on this system.
• MUSIC TYPE button: The MUSIC TYPE button is
another shortcut button to the genre listing on your
audio device.
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CAUTION!
• Leaving the iPod威 or external USB device (or any
supported device) anywhere in the vehicle in
extreme heat or cold can alter the operation or
damage the device. Follow the device manufacturer’s guidelines.
• Placing items on the iPod威 or external USB device,
or connections to the iPod威 or external USB device
in the vehicle, can cause damage to the device
and/or to the connectors.
WARNING!
Do not plug in or remove the iPod威 or external USB
device while driving. Failure to follow this warning
could result in an accident.
Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA)
Music can be streamed from your cellular phone to the
Uconnect™ phone system.
Controlling BTSA Using Radio Buttons
To get into the BTSA mode, press either “AUX” button on
the radio or press the VR button and say “Bluetooth
Streaming Audio”.
Play Mode
When switched to BTSA mode, some audio devices can
start playing music over the vehicle’s audio system, but
some devices require the music to be initiated on the
device first, then it will get streamed to the Uconnect™
phone system. Seven devices can be paired to the
Uconnect™ phone system, but just one can be selected
and played.
Selecting Different Audio Device
1. Press PHONE button to begin.
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2. After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say HARMAN KARDON姞 Logic7姞 HIGH
⬙Setup⬙, then ⬙Select Audio Devices⬙.
PERFORMANCE MULTICHANNEL SURROUND
SOUND SYSTEM WITH DRIVER-SELECTABLE
3. Say the name of the audio device or ask the
SURROUND (DSS) — IF EQUIPPED
Uconnect™ phone system to list audio devices.
Your vehicle is equipped with a Harman Kardon audio
Next Track
system with GreenEdge™ technology that offers superior
Use the SEEK UP button, or press the VR button on the sound quality, higher Sound Pressure Levels (SPL) and
radio and say “Next Track” to jump to the next track reduced energy consumption. The new system utilizes
music on your cellular phone.
proprietary amplifier and speaker technologies delivering substantial increases in component and system effiPrevious Track
ciency levels.
Use the SEEK DOWN button, or press the VR button on
the radio and say “Previous Track” to jump to the The 12 Channel Class D GreenEdge high efficiency
previous track music on your cellular phone.
amplifier is governed by a high voltage tracking power
supply and drives a 7.3-channel playback architecture.
Browse
The Harman Kardon audio system offers the ability to
Browsing is not available on a BTSA device. Only the
choose Logic 7 surround sound for any audio source. The
current song that is playing will display info.
GreenEdge high-efficiency speaker designs ensure the
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368 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
Selecting “Audio Surround” through the DSS modes
activates the Harman Kardon Logic7 multichannel
surround-sound technology in your vehicle. The “Video
Surround” mode is described under Driver-Selectable
Surround (DSS). The Video Surround Mode will only be
available for video media sources (DVDs, Video CDs, or
Logic7 multichannel surround-sound technology delivother video media supported by the radio). Some audio
ers an immersive, accurate sound-stage to every seating
will sound better in DSS modes, others in Stereo mode.
position This surround effect is available for audio from
any source - AM/FM/CD/ Satellite Radio or dashboard When in “Audio Surround” mode, balance is set autoAUX input; and is activated through the Electronic matically. Fader control is available in surround mode
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Driver- but should be set to the center position for optimal
Selectable Surround Sound (DSS)” under “Electronic surround performance.
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel”.
system has higher SPL and a dramatic increase in dynamic sound quality. The speakers are tuned for maximum efficiency and perfectly matched to the amplifier
output stage ensuring state of the art multi-seat surround
sound processing.
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STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to
access the switches.
The right-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
pushbutton in the center and controls the volume and
mode of the sound system. Pressing the top of the rocker
switch will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom
of the rocker switch will decrease the volume.
Pressing the center button will make the radio switch
between the various modes available (AM/FM/SAT/
CD/HDD/AUX/VES, etc.).
The left-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
pushbutton in the center. The function of the left-hand
control is different depending on which mode you are in.
The following describes the left-hand control operation in
each mode.
Remote Sound System Controls (Back View Of Steering
Wheel)
Radio Operation
Pressing the top of the switch will “Seek” up for the next
listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch
will “Seek” down for the next listenable station.
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The button located in the center of the left-hand control CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
will tune to the next preset station that you have pro- To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following
precautions:
grammed in the radio preset pushbutton.
CD Player
Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once
will go to the beginning of the current track, or to the
beginning of the previous track if it is within one second
after the current track begins to play.
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
surface.
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
wiping from center to edge.
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratching the disc.
If you press the switch up or down twice, it plays the
second track; three times, it will play the third, etc.
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners,
or anti-static sprays.
The center button on the left side rocker switch has no
function for a single-disc CD player. However, when a 5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
multiple-disc CD player is equipped on the vehicle, the
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
center button will select the next available CD in the
player.
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
too high.
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NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular disc, it may be damaged (i.e., scratched, reflective
coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
good disc before considering disc player service.
CLIMATE CONTROLS
The air conditioning and heating system is designed to
make you comfortable in all types of weather.
Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
— If Equipped
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
• The Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) allows
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in
both driver and front passenger seat occupants to
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
select individual comfort settings.
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is • When occupants in the vehicle select an Auto mode
operation, Auto blower operation is set by using a
not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does
push button on the control unit and a comfort temnot satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
perature setting by using the temperature up and
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
down buttons.
turned down or off during mobile phone operation when
not using Uconnect™ (if equipped).
• The system provides set-and-forget operation for optimum comfort and convenience.
• The system can be controlled manually, if desired.
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The ATC system automatically maintains the interior 1. A/C Button
comfort level desired by the driver and passenger.
Press and release to change the current Air Conditioning
(A/C) setting, the indicator illuminates when A/C is ON.
Performing this function will cause the ATC to switch
into manual mode.
2. Recirculation Control Button
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when ON.
3. Left Front Seat Occupant Temperature Display
This display shows the temperature setting for the left
front seat occupant.
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) Panel
4. Mode Display
This display shows the current Mode selection (Panel,
Bi-Level, Floor, Mix).
5. Blower Control Display
This display shows the current Blower speed selection.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 373
10. Auto Temperature Control Button
6. Right Front Seat Occupant Temperature Display
This display shows the temperature setting for the right Controls airflow temperature, distribution, volume, and
the amount of air recirculation automatically. Press and
front seat occupant.
release to select. Refer to “Automatic Operation” for
7. Front Defrost Button
more information. Performing this function will cause
Press and release to change the current setting, the
the ATC to switch between manual mode and automatic
indicator illuminates when ON. Performing this function
modes.
will cause the ATC to switch into manual mode. The
blower will engage immediately if the Defrost mode is 11. Blower Control
There are seven blower speeds, the blower speed inselected.
creases as you move the control to the right from the
8. Passenger Temperature Control Up Button
lowest blower setting. Performing this function will
Provides the passenger with independent temperature
cause the ATC to switch into manual mode.
control. Push the button for warmer temperature set12. Climate Control ON/OFF Button
tings.
Press and release this button to turn the Climate Control
9. Passenger Temperature Control Down Button
OFF
Provides the passenger with independent temperature
control. Push the button for cooler temperature settings.
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13. Mode Control Button
Press and release to select between Modes (Panel, BiLevel, Floor, Mix). Performing this function will cause the
ATC to switch into manual mode.
2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the
system to maintain by adjusting the driver and front
passenger temperature control buttons. Once the desired
temperature is displayed, the system will achieve and
automatically maintain that comfort level.
14. SYNC Button
Press and release to control the temperature setting for 3. When the system is set up for your comfort level, it is
not necessary to change the settings. You will experience
both zones from the driver temperature control.
the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the system to
15. Driver Temperature Control Down Button
function automatically.
Provides the driver with independent temperature conNOTE:
trol. Push the button for cooler temperature settings.
• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for
16. Driver Temperature Control Up Button
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts
Provides the driver with independent temperature conthe temperature, mode and fan speed to provide
trol. Push the button for warmer temperature settings.
comfort as quickly as possible.
Automatic Operation
• The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric
1. Press the AUTO button on the Automatic Temperature
units by selecting the US/M customer-programmable
Control (ATC) Panel.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 375
feature. Refer to the “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) — Customer-Programmable Features
(SETUP)” in this section of the manual.
To provide you with maximum comfort in the Automatic
mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will remain
on low until the engine warms up. The blower will
increase in speed and transition into Auto mode.
Blower Control
There are seven fixed blower speeds.
Use the outer dial control to regulate
the amount of air forced through the
system in any mode you select. The
blower speed increases as you move
the control clockwise and decreases
when you move the control counterclockwise.
Manual Operation
The blower fan speed can be set to any fixed speed by
This system offers a full complement of manual override
adjusting the blower control outer dial. The fan will now
features.
operate at a fixed speed until additional speeds are
NOTE: Each of these features operate independently selected. This allows the front occupants to control the
from each other. If any one feature is controlled manually, volume of air circulated in the vehicle and cancel the
temperature control will continue to operate automati- Auto mode.
cally.
The operator can also select the direction of the airflow
by selecting one of the following positions.
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Panel Mode
Mix Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument panel.
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window
Each of these outlets can be individually adjusted to
demist outlets. This mode works best in cold or
direct the flow of air. The air vanes of the center outlets
snowy conditions. It allows you to stay comfortable
and outboard outlets can be moved up and down or side while keeping the windshield clear.
to side to regulate airflow direction. There is a shut off
Defrost Mode
wheel located below the air vanes to shut off or adjust the
Air comes from the windshield and side window
amount of airflow from these outlets.
demist outlets. Use Defrost mode with maximum
Bi-Level Mode
temperature settings for best windshield and side winAir comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor dow defrosting. When the defrost mode is selected, the
blower will automatically default to medium-high unless
outlets and defrost outlets.
the blower is controlled manually.
NOTE: In many temperature positions, the BI-LEVEL
mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the panel NOTE: While operating in the other modes, the system
will not automatically sense the presence of fog, mist or
outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
ice on the windshield. Defrost mode must be manually
Floor Mode
selected to clear the windshield and side glass.
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount of
air is directed through the defrost and side window
demister outlets.
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Air Conditioning (A/C)
The Air Conditioning (A/C) button allows the operator
to manually activate or deactivate the air conditioning
system. When in A/C mode and the ATC is set to a cool
temperature, dehumidified air flows through the air
outlets. If Economy mode is desired, press the A/C
button to turn off the A/C mode in the ATC display and
deactivate the A/C system.
Recirculation Control
When outside air contains smoke, odors, or
high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired,
you may wish to recirculate interior air by
pressing the RECIRCULATION control button.
Recirculation mode should only be used temporarily. The
recirculation LED will illuminate when this button is
selected. Push the button a second time to turn off the
Recirculation mode LED and allow outside air into the
vehicle.
NOTE:
• If the system is in Mix, Floor or Defrost Mode, the A/C
can be turned off, but the A/C system shall remain NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may
active to prevent fogging of the windows.
lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
mode is not allowed in the Floor/Defrost Mix and
• If fog or mist appears on the windshield or side glass,
Defrost modes to improve window clearing operation.
select Defrost mode and increase blower speed.
Recirculation will be disabled automatically if these
modes are selected.
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Regular cleaning of the inside of the windows with a
non-filming cleaning solution (vinegar and water works
Window Fogging
very well) will help prevent contaminates (cigarette
Windows will fog on the inside when the humidity inside
smoke, perfumes, etc.) from sticking to the windows.
the vehicle is high. This often occurs in mild or cool
Contaminates increase the rate of window fogging.
temperatures when it’s rainy or humid. In most cases,
turning the air conditioning (pressing the A/C button) on Summer Operation
will clear the fog. Adjust the temperature control, air
NOTE: In some cases during high temperature trailer
direction, and blower speed to maintain comfort.
tow operation the Air Conditioning system performance
As the temperature gets colder, it may be necessary to may be reduced. This is to help protect the engine from
direct air onto the windshield. Adjust the temperature overheating during the high load condition.
control and blower speed to maintain comfort. Higher
Your air conditioning system is also equipped with an
blower speeds will reduce fogging. Interior fogging on
automatic recirculation system. When the system senses
the windshield can be quickly removed by selecting the
a heavy load or high heat conditions, it may use partial
DEFROST mode.
Recirculation A/C mode to provide additional comfort.
Operating Tips
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Winter Operation
When operating the system during the winter months,
make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of ice, slush, snow, or other
obstructions.
Vacation Storage
Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
(i.e. vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the fresh
air and high blower setting. This will ensure adequate
system lubrication to minimize the possibility of compressor damage when the system is started again.
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Operating Tips Chart
STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . 393
▫ Keyless Enter-N-Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
▫ Five-Speed Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . 393
▫ Normal Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
▫ Extreme Cold Weather
䡵 AutoStick威 . . . . . . . . . . . .
(Below –20°F Or ⫺29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
䡵 Selec-Track™ . . . . . . . . . .
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
▫ Description . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
▫ Active Dampening System
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
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䡵 Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404 䡵 Tire Safety Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
䡵 Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . 423
䡵 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . 424
䡵 Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . 411
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . 425
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . 411
䡵 Tires — General Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . 411
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430
▫ Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . 413
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . 431
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . 413
▫ Radial-Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432
▫ Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
▫ Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire
And Wheel – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432
▫ ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light
And ESC Off Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
▫ Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped . . . . . . . . 433
STARTING AND OPERATING 383
▫ Full Size Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
▫ Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 434
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . 448
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
䡵 Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . 438 䡵 Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
䡵 Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . 439
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
▫ Premium System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 454
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446 䡵 Vehicle Loading
䡵 Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
▫ Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
▫ 6.4L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446 䡵 Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
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▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463
▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462
䡵 Recreational Towing
(Behind Motorhome, Etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468
STARTING AND OPERATING 385
STARTING PROCEDURES
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust the
inside and outside mirrors, fasten your seat belt, and if
present, instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat
belts.
WARNING!
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children
to be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake
pedal or the shift lever.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, and
do not leave Keyless Enter-N-Go in the ACC or
ON/RUN mode. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
Automatic Transmission
The shift lever must be in the NEUTRAL or PARK
position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes
before shifting into any driving gear.
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
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.
Keyless Enter-N-Go
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition switch with the push
of a button, as long as the ENGINE
Using Fob With Integrated Key (Tip Start)
START/STOP button is installed and
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transengine is obtained without pumping or pressing the
mitter is in the passenger
accelerator pedal.
compartment.
Do not press the accelerator. Use the Fob with Integrated
Key to briefly turn the ignition switch to the START
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Installing And Removing The ENGINE
START/STOP Button
Installing The Button
1. Remove the key fob from the ignition switch.
NOTE: The ENGINE START/STOP button should only
be removed or inserted with the ignition in the LOCK
position (OFF position for Keyless Enter-N-Go).
Normal Starting
Using The ENGINE START/STOP Button
2. Insert the ENGINE START/STOP button into the
ignition switch with the lettering facing up and readable. NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the
3. Press firmly on the center of the button to secure it into
accelerator pedal.
position.
To start the engine, the transmission must be in PARK or
Removing The Button
NEUTRAL. Press and hold the brake pedal while press1. The ENGINE START/STOP button can be removed ing the ENGINE START/STOP button once. The system
takes over and attempts to start the vehicle. If the vehicle
from the ignition switch for key fob use.
fails to start, the starter will disengage automatically after
2. Insert the metal part of the emergency key under the
10 seconds. If you wish to stop the cranking of the engine
chrome bezel at the 6 o’clock position and gently pry the
prior to the engine starting, press the button again.
button loose.
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NOTE: If the ignition switch is left in the ACC or RUN
(engine not running) position and the transmission is in
PARK, the system will automatically time out after
1. Place the shift lever in PARK, then press and release
30 minutes of inactivity and the ignition will switch to the
the ENGINE START/STOP button.
OFF position.
2. The ignition switch will return to the OFF position.
Keyless Enter-N-Go Functions – With Driver’s Foot
3. If the shift lever is not in PARK, the ENGINE START/ OFF The Brake Pedal (In PARK Or NEUTRAL
STOP button must be held for two seconds and vehicle Position)
speed must be above 5 mph (8 km/h) before the engine The Keyless Enter-N-Go feature operates similar to an
will shut off. The ignition switch position will remain in ignition switch. It has four positions, OFF, ACC, RUN
the ACC position until the shift lever is in PARK and the and START. To change the ignition switch positions
button is pressed twice to the OFF position. If the shift without starting the vehicle and use the accessories
lever is not in PARK and the ENGINE START/STOP follow these steps.
button is pressed once, the EVIC (if equipped) will
• Starting with the ignition switch in the OFF position:
display a “Vehicle Not In Park” message and the engine
will remain running. Never leave a vehicle out of the • Press the ENGINE START/STOP button once to
change the ignition switch to the ACC position (EVIC
PARK position, or it could roll.
displays “IGNITION MODE ACCESSORY”),
To Turn Off The Engine Using ENGINE
START/STOP Button
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• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a second time Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or ⫺29°C)
to change the ignition switch to the RUN position To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
an externally powered electric engine block heater (avail(EVIC displays “IGNITION MODE RUN”),
able from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a third time
to return the ignition switch to the OFF position (EVIC
displays “IGNITION MODE OFF”).
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If Engine Fails To Start
WARNING!
• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into
the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to
start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire
causing serious personal injury.
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel
could enter the catalytic converter and once the
engine has started, ignite and damage the converter
and vehicle. If the vehicle has a discharged battery,
booster cables may be used to obtain a start from a
booster battery or the battery in another vehicle.
This type of start can be dangerous if done improperly. Refer to “Jump Starting” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
Clearing A Flooded Engine (Using ENGINE
START/STOP Button)
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather⬙ procedures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel, press
and hold the brake pedal, push the accelerator pedal all
the way to the floor and hold it, then press and release the
ENGINE START/STOP button once. The starter motor
will engage automatically, run for 10 seconds, and then
disengage. Once this occurs, release the accelerator pedal
and the brake pedal, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat
the “Normal Starting” procedure.
Clearing A Flooded Engine (Using Fob With
Integrated Key)
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” procedures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel, push
the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it.
Then, turn the ignition switch to the START position and
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release it as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
will disengage automatically in 10 seconds. Once this
CAUTION!
occurs, release the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition
switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then
Damage to the automatic transmission may occur if
repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
CAUTION!
a complete stop.
To prevent damage to the starter, wait 10 to 15 sec• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the
onds before trying again.
vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine
is at idle speed.
After Starting
• Do not shift between PARK, REVERSE, NEUThe idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
TRAL, or DRIVE when the engine is above idle
decrease as the engine warms up.
speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal while
shifting out of PARK.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK
or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than
idle speed. If your foot is not firmly pressing 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 foot is firmly
pressing on the brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
and remove the key fob. Once the key fob is
removed, 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.
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Key Ignition Park Interlock
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Interlock which requires the shift lever to be placed in PARK
before the ignition switch can be turned to the LOCK/
OFF position. The key fob can only be removed from the
ignition when the ignition is in the LOCK/OFF position,
and once removed the shift lever is locked in PARK.
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Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift
Interlock (BTSI) system that holds the shift lever in the
PARK position unless the brakes are applied. To move
the shift lever out of the PARK position, the ignition
switch must be turned to the ON/RUN position (engine
running or not) and the brake pedal must be pressed.
Five-Speed Automatic Transmission
The shift lever position display (located in the instrument
panel cluster) indicates the transmission gear range. You
must press the brake pedal to move the shift lever out of
the PARK position (refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift
Interlock System” in this section). To drive, move the shift
lever from PARK or NEUTRAL to the DRIVE position.
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
hundred miles (kilometers).
Shifting from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE should be
done only after the accelerator pedal is released and the
vehicle is stopped. Be sure to keep your foot on the brake
pedal when moving the shift lever between these gears.
The shift lever (with AutoStick威 shift paddles mounted
on the steering wheel) provides PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, DRIVE, and SPORT shift positions. Once in the
DRIVE range, tapping the shift lever rearward will toggle
between SPORT mode and DRIVE mode. You do not
need to press the shift lever button when toggling
between DRIVE and SPORT modes.
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
Manual shifts can be made using the AutoStick威 shift
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
control (refer to “AutoStick威” in this section). Pressing
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
the shift paddles (-/+) while in the DRIVE position, or
tapping one of the steering wheel-mounted shift paddles
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(-/+), will manually select the transmission gear, and will transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to
display the current gear in the instrument cluster as 4, 3, move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill
2, 1.
grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
WARNING!
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for
PARK
the parking brake. Always apply the parking
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
brake fully when parked to guard against vehicle
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
movement and possible injury or damage.
Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in
•
Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the
if it is not completely in PARK. Check by trying to
vehicle in this range.
move the shift lever rearward (with the brake
When parking on a level surface, you may place the shift
pedal released), after you have placed it in PARK.
lever in the PARK position first, and then apply the
Make sure the transmission is in PARK before
parking brake.
leaving the vehicle.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load on the
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK
or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than
idle speed. If your foot is not firmly pressing 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 foot is firmly
pressing on the brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
and remove the key fob. Once the key fob is
removed, the shift lever is locked in the PARK
position, securing the vehicle against unwanted
movement. When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key fob from the ignition and lock your
vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children
to be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake
pedal or the shift lever. Do not leave the key fob in
or near the vehicle, and do not leave Keyless
Enter-N-Go in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child
could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the LOCK/OFF
position to the ON/RUN position, and also press
the brake pedal. Otherwise, damage to the shift
lever could result.
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from
PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as
this can damage the drivetrain.
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The following indicators should be used to ensure that in this range. Set the parking brake and shift the transyou have engaged the shift lever into the PARK position: mission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
• When shifting into PARK, move the shift lever all the
way forward and to the left until it stops and is fully
seated.
• Look at the shift lever position display and verify that
it indicates the PARK position.
• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
REVERSE
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
NEUTRAL
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
periods with engine running. The engine may be started
WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have an accident.
CAUTION!
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other
reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can result
in severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and
“Towing A Disabled Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
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DRIVE
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downshifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission
automatically upshifts through underdrive first, second,
and third gears, direct fourth gear and overdrive fifth
gear. The DRIVE position provides optimum driving
characteristics under all normal operating conditions.
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or
while towing heavy trailers), use the “AutoStick威” mode
(refer to “AutoStick威” in this section) to select a lower
gear. Under these conditions, using a lower gear will
improve performance and extend transmission life by
reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
SPORT
This mode alters the transmission’s automatic shift
schedule for sportier driving. Upshift speeds are increased to make full use of available engine power.
SPORT mode is activated using the rotary switch on the
center console. Refer to “Selec-Track” in “Starting And
Operating” for further information.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
Transmission function is monitored electronically for
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains
in the current gear until the vehicle is brought to a stop.
After the vehicle has stopped, the transmission will
remain in second gear regardless of which forward gear
is selected. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue to operate. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
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may be illuminated. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recomto be driven to an authorized dealer for service without mend that you visit your authorized dealer at your
damaging the transmission.
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission
recur.
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the
following steps:
If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer
service is required.
1. Stop the vehicle.
Overdrive Operation
2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
The automatic transmission includes an electronically
controlled Overdrive (fifth gear). The transmission will
3. Turn the engine OFF.
automatically shift into the Overdrive gear if the follow4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
ing conditions are present:
5. Restart the engine.
• the shift lever is in the DRIVE position,
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
• vehicle speed is sufficiently high, and
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal
• the driver is not heavily pressing the accelerator.
operation.
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When to Use TOW Mode
When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a
heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, select TOW mode, using the rotary switch on the
center console. Selecting TOW mode will improve performance and reduce the potential for transmission overheating or failure due to excessive shifting. Refer to
“Selec-Terrain” in “Starting And Operating” for further
information.
AUTOSTICK姞
AutoStick威 is a driver-interactive transmission feature
that offers manual gear shifting to provide you with more
control of the vehicle. AutoStick威 allows you to maximize
engine braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and
downshifts, and improve overall vehicle performance.
This system can also provide you with more control
during passing, city driving, cold slippery conditions,
mountain driving, trailer towing, and many other situations.
Operation
When the shift lever is in the DRIVE position, the
transmission will operate automatically, shifting between
the five available gears. To engage AutoStick威, simply tap
the shift lever to the right or left (+/-) while in the DRIVE
position, or tap one of the steering wheel-mounted shift
paddles (+/-). Tapping (-) to enter AutoStick威 mode will
downshift the transmission to the next lower gear, while
using (+) to enter AutoStick威 mode will retain the current
gear. When AutoStick威 is active, the current transmission
gear is displayed in the instrument cluster. In AutoStick威
mode, the transmission will shift up or down when (+/-)
is manually selected by the driver (using the shift lever,
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or the shift paddles), unless an engine lugging or over- • You can start out in first or second gear. Tapping (+) (at
speed condition would result. It will remain in the
a stop) will allow starting in second gear. Starting out
selected gear until another upshift or downshift is choin second gear is helpful in snowy or icy conditions.
sen, except as described below.
• The system will ignore attempts to upshift at too low
• Normally, in AutoStick威 mode, the transmission will
of a vehicle speed.
automatically shift up when maximum engine speed is
• Avoid using speed control when AutoStick威 is enreached. If, however, AutoStick威 is engaged while in
gaged.
SPORT mode, the transmission will remain in the
selected gear even when maximum engine speed is • Transmission shifting will be more noticeable when
AutoStick威 is engaged.
reached. The transmission will upshift only when
commanded by the driver.
To disengage AutoStick威 mode, hold the shift lever to the
• The transmission will automatically downshift as the right or press and hold the (+) shift paddle until “D” is
vehicle slows (to prevent engine lugging) and will once again displayed in the instrument cluster. You can
display the current gear.
shift in or out of the AutoStick威 mode at any time
without taking your foot off the accelerator pedal.
• The transmission will automatically downshift to first
gear when coming to a stop. After a stop, the driver
should manually upshift (+) the transmission as the
vehicle is accelerated.
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WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid, causing a collision or
personal injury.
SELEC-TRACK™
Description
Selec-Track™ combines the capabilities of the vehicle
control systems, along with driver input, to provide the
best performance for all terrains.
Selec-Track™ Switch
Selec-Track™ consists of the following positions:
• Sport – Dry weather, on-road calibration. Performance
based tuning that provides a rear wheel drive feel but
with improved handling and acceleration over a twowheel drive vehicle. The customer has the option of
going to partial ESC. The active suspension system
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will be in Semi Firm mode, and a green flag will light • Track – Track road calibration for use on high traction
up in the instrument cluster. The transmission will
surfaces. Driveline is maximized for traction. Some
provide a more aggressive shifting pattern (Refer to
binding may be felt on less forgiving surfaces. The
“AutoStick威” in “Starting And Operating” for further
electronic brake controls are set to Partial OFF to limit
information). This feature will reset to AUTO on an
traction control management of throttle and wheel
ignition cycle.
spin.
• Snow – Tuning set for additional stability in inclement
weather. Use on and off road on loose traction surfaces
such as snow. When in Snow mode (depending on
certain operating conditions), the transmission may
use second gear (rather than first gear) during
•
launches, to minimize wheel slippage.
• Auto – Fully automatic full time four-wheel drive
operation can be used on and off road. Balances
traction with seamless steering feel to provide improved handling and acceleration over two-wheel
drive vehicles. The active suspension system will be in
Touring Mode.
The customer has the option of going to FULL OFF
with no interaction from the ESC System. The active
suspension system will be in Full Firm mode. A green
flag will light up in the instrument cluster.
Tow – Use this mode for towing. Vehicle suspension
will go to Firm mode and peak power will be limited
in the engine controls. When the suspension is in Firm
Mode, a green flag will light up in the cluster. Trailer
sway control is enabled in the ESC system. The terrain
switch will remain in this position through an ignition
cycle until the customer cycles into another position.
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Active Dampening System
This vehicle is equipped with an electronic controlled
dampening system. This system reduces body roll and
pitch in many driving situations including cornering,
acceleration and braking. There are 3 modes:
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.
• Touring Mode (Available in terrain positions AUTO
and SNOW) — Used during highway speeds where a
touring suspension feel is desired.
CAUTION!
• Firm Mode (Available in terrain positions SPORT and
TOW) — Provides a firm suspension for better handling.
• Full Firm (Available in TRACK mode) — Provides a
full firm suspension for an aggressive track
experience.
• Due to lower ground clearance, driving your vehicle up steep driveways, approach ramps or near
parking blocks may cause damage to the front
fascia and ground effects.
• Driving through snow more than 4 inches
(100 mm) deep may cause damage to the front
fascia and ground effects.
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Flowing/Rising Water
WARNING!
Do not drive on, or cross, a road or a path where
water is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off).
Flowing water can wear away the road or path’s
surface and cause your vehicle to sink into deeper
water. Furthermore, flowing and/or rising water can
carry your vehicle away swiftly. Failure to follow this
warning may result in injuries that are serious or
fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
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!
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.
• Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may make noise for a short amount of time.
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering
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.
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PARKING BRAKE
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied and place the shift lever in the
PARK position.
The foot operated parking brake is located below the
lower left corner of the instrument panel. To apply the
park brake, firmly push the park brake pedal fully. To
release the parking brake, press the park brake pedal a
second time and let your foot up as you feel the brake
disengage.
Parking Brake
When the parking brake is applied with the ignition
switch in the ON position, the “Brake Warning Light” in
the instrument cluster will illuminate.
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NOTE:
• When the parking brake is applied and the transmission is placed in gear, the “Brake Warning Light” will
flash. If vehicle speed is detected, a chime will sound
to alert the driver. Fully release the parking brake
before attempting to move the vehicle.
• 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. Apply the parking
brake before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise
the load on the transmission locking mechanism may
make it difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. The
parking brake should always be applied whenever the
driver is not in the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for
the parking brake. Always apply the parking
brake fully when parked to guard against vehicle
movement and possible injury or damage.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children
to be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake
pedal or the shift lever. Do not leave the key fob in
or near the vehicle, and do not leave Keyless
Enter-N-Go in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child
could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving; failure to do so can lead to brake
failure and a collision.
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle, or it may roll and cause damage
or injury. Also be certain to leave the transmission
in PARK. Failure to do so may allow the vehicle to
roll and cause damage or injury.
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CAUTION!
If the “Brake Warning Light” remains on with the
parking brake released, a brake system malfunction
is indicated. Have the brake system serviced by an
authorized dealer immediately.
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ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
brake control system that includes the Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), Brake
Assist System (BAS), Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM),
and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). All five of these
systems work together to enhance vehicle stability and
control in various driving conditions.
Also, your vehicle is equipped with Trailer Sway Control
(TSC).
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
WARNING!
The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics
from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the
traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. The
ABS cannot prevent collisions, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on
very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. The capabilities of an ABS-equipped vehicle must never be
exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which
could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others.
This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control
Traction Control System (TCS)
under adverse braking conditions. The system controls
hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lock-up and This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of
help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking. 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, Brake Limited
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Differential (BLD), functions similar to a limited-slip
differential and controls the wheel spin across a driven
axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is spinning faster than
the other, the system will apply the brake of the spinning
wheel. This will allow more engine torque to be applied
to the wheel that is not spinning. This feature remains
active even if ESC system is in the “Partial Off” mode.
Refer to “Electronic Stability Control (ESC)” in this
section for further information.
Brake Assist System (BAS)
The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The
system detects an emergency braking situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake application and then
applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help
reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the
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 BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics
from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the
traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. The
BAS cannot prevent collisions, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on
very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. The capabilities of a BAS-equipped vehicle must never be
exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which
could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others.
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Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
This system anticipates the potential for wheel lift by
monitoring the driver’s steering wheel input and the
speed of the vehicle. When ERM determines that the rate
of change of the steering wheel angle and vehicle speed
are sufficient to potentially cause wheel lift, it then
applies the brake of the appropriate wheel and may also
reduce engine power to lessen the chance that wheel lift
will occur. ERM will only intervene during very severe or
evasive driving maneuvers.
WARNING!
Many factors, such as vehicle loading, road conditions and driving conditions, influence the chance
that wheel lift or rollover may occur. ERM cannot
prevent all wheel lift or rollovers, especially those
that involve leaving the roadway or striking objects
or other vehicles. The capabilities of an ERMequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the
user’s safety or the safety of others.
ERM can only reduce the chance of wheel lift occurring
during severe or evasive driving maneuvers. It cannot
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
prevent wheel lift due to other factors such as road
conditions, leaving the roadway or striking objects or This system enhances directional control and stability of
other vehicles.
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESC corrects for oversteering or understeering of the vehicle by
applying the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in
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counteracting the oversteer or understeer condition. En- Light” also flashes when the TCS is active. If the “ESC
gine power may also be reduced to help the vehicle Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash
during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply
maintain the desired path.
as little throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed
ESC uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle
and driving to the prevailing road conditions.
path intended by the driver and compares it to the actual
path of the vehicle. When the actual path does not match
WARNING!
the intended path, ESC applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) cannot preundersteer condition.
vent the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by
• Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
prevailing road conditions. ESC cannot prevent colappropriate for the steering wheel position.
lisions, including those resulting from excessive
• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
hydroplaning. The capabilities of an ESC equipped
vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” lodangerous manner which could jeopardize the user’s
cated in the instrument cluster will start to flash as soon
safety or the safety of others.
as the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes
active. The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
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The ESC system has three available operating modes.
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”
mode for specific reasons as noted below.
again, momentarily press the “ESC OFF” switch. This
will restore the normal “ESC On” mode of operation.
Partial Off
This mode is entered by momentarily pressing the “ESC
OFF” switch. When in “Partial Off” mode, the TCS
portion of ESC, except for the BLD feature described in
the TCS section, has been disabled and the “ESC Off
Indicator Light” will be illuminated. All other stability
ESC OFF Switch
features of ESC function normally. This mode is intended
to be used if the vehicle is in deep snow, sand, or gravel NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
conditions and more wheel spin than ESC would nor- with snow chains, or starting off in deep snow, sand, or
mally allow is required to gain traction. To turn ESC on gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “Partial Off”
mode by pressing the “ESC OFF” switch. Once the
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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.
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. To turn ESC ON again, momentarily press the “ESC
Off” switch.
Full Off
This mode is available in TRACK mode only. Refer to
“Selec-Terrain” in “Starting And Operating” for further
information. In this mode, all TCS and ESC stability
features are turned OFF. To enter the “Full Off” mode,
press and hold the “ESC Off” switch for five seconds
while the vehicle is stopped with the engine running.
After five seconds, a chime will sound, the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” will illuminate,
and the ⬙ESC OFF⬙ message will display in the vehicle
odometer. Press and release the TRIP ODOMETER button located on the instrument cluster to clear this message. The “ESC OFF” message may appear in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to
NOTE: The ⬙ESC OFF⬙ message will display and the
audible chime will sound when the shift lever is moved
into the PARK position from any position other than
PARK and then moved out of the PARK position. This
will occur when the message was previously cleared.
WARNING!
In the ESC “Full Off” mode, the engine torque
reduction and stability features are cancelled. Therefore, the enhanced vehicle stability offered by ESC is
unavailable.
NOTE: When the ESC is switched OFF, a feature of the
system remains active. This feature controls wheel spin
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across an axle quite similarly to a limited slip differential.
If one wheel on an axle is spinning faster than the other,
the system will apply the brake of the spinning wheel
and allow more engine torque to be applied to the wheel
that is not spinning. To improve the vehicle’s traction
when driving with tire chains, or when starting off in
deep snow, sand, or gravel, it may be desirable to switch
to the “Partial Off” mode by momentarily pressing the
“ESC Off” switch.
WARNING!
With the ESC switched OFF, the enhanced vehicle
stability offered by ESC is unavailable. In an emergency evasive maneuver, the ESC system will not
engage to assist in maintaining stability. The “Full
Off” ESC mode is intended for off-highway or offroad only.
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
TSC uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize an excessively swaying trailer and will take the appropriate
actions to attempt to stop the sway. The system may
reduce engine power and apply the brake of the appropriate wheel(s) to counteract the sway of the trailer. TSC
will become active automatically once an excessively
swaying trailer is recognized. No driver action is required. Note that TSC cannot stop all trailers from
swaying. Always use caution when towing a trailer and
follow the trailer tongue weight recommendations. Refer
to “Trailer Towing” in “Starting and Operating” for
further information. When TSC is functioning, the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” will flash, the
engine power may be reduced and you may feel the
brakes being applied to individual wheels to attempt to
stop the trailer from swaying. TSC is disabled when the
ESC system is in the “Partial Off” mode.
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WARNING!
If TSC activates while driving, slow the vehicle
down, stop at the nearest safe location, and adjust the
trailer load to eliminate trailer sway.
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
ESC OFF Indicator Light
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position. It should turn off with the engine
running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
malfunction has been detected in the ESC system. If this
light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the
vehicle has been driven several miles (kilometers) at
speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem
diagnosed and corrected.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (located in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as
the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little
throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and
driving to the prevailing road conditions.
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NOTE:
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
• The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light”
Tire Markings
and the “ESC OFF 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
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
that caused the ESC activation.
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The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is off.
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
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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 designa•
tion. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
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 spares designed for temporary emergency use only. Temporary high pressure
compact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded
into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: T145/80D18 103M.
• 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
• High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
• LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric
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Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T or S = Temporary spare tire
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
— Ratio of section height to section width of tire
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
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 (LL) = Light load tire
C, D, E, F, G = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load — Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure — Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for this tire
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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 Inflation Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Cold Tire Inflation
Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
The vehicle B-Pillar is the structural member of the body located
behind the front door.
Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after the
vehicle has not been driven for at least 3 hours, or driven less
than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a three hour period. Inflation
pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per square inch) or
kPa (kilopascals).
The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible cold
tire inflation pressure for this tire. The maximum inflation pressure is molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended cold tire inflation pressure
as shown on the tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle describing the
vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire sizes and
the recommended cold tire inflation pressures.
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Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
Tire And Loading Information Placard
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed
on the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the
driver’s side door.
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Tire and Loading Information Placard
Tire Placard Location
This placard tells you important information about the:
1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle
2) total weight your vehicle can carry
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.
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the weight referenced here.
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
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”
on your vehicle’s placard.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX”
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will be five
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the amount of
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
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available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs NOTE:
(295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – 750 = 650 lbs • The following table shows examples on how to calculate total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities
[295 kg]).
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
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
(392 kg).
manual to determine how this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
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WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
Safety
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause collisions.
• Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can result in over-heating and tire failure.
• Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion
shock. Objects on the road and chuckholes can
cause damage that result in tire failure.
• Over-inflated or under-inflated tires can affect
vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting
in loss of vehicle control.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to
the right or left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
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 resulting in higher fuel
consumption.
stability of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of
sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering.
Unequal tire pressures can cause erratic and unpredictable steering response.
Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the
vehicle to drift left or right.
Tire Inflation Pressures
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the
driver’s side “B” Pillar or rear edge of the driver’s side
door.
The pressure should be checked and adjusted, as well as
inspected for signs of tire wear or visible damage, at least
once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to
check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride. when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable properly inflated even when they are under-inflated.
ride. Both under-inflation and over-inflation affect the
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CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage it.
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 is
outside temperature condition.
defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not been
driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1 mile Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
(1.6 km) after a three-hour period. The cold tire inflation during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation pres- build-up, or your tire pressure will be too low.
sure molded into the tire sidewall.
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
temperature changes.
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
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loading may be required for high-speed vehicle opera- Radial-Ply Tires
tion. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire
WARNING!
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
and cold tire inflation pressures.
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
WARNING!
poorly. The instability could cause a collision. AlHigh speed driving with your vehicle at or above
ways use radial tires in sets of four. Never combine
maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on
them with other types of tires.
your tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious collision. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
authorized dealer for radial tire repairs.
75 mph (120 km/h).
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
Wheel – If Equipped
Your vehicle may be equivalent with a spare tire and
wheel in look and function as the original equipment tire
and wheel found on the front or rear axle of your vehicle.
This spare tire may be used in the tire rotation for your
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vehicle. If your vehicle has this option refer to an Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
authorized tire dealer for the recommended tire rotation The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only.
You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a
pattern.
compact spare by looking at the spare tire description on
If your vehicle is not equipped with an original equipthe Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the
ment tire and wheel as a spare, a non-matching tempodriver’s side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire.
rary emergency use spare may be equipped with your
Compact spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T”
vehicle. Temporary use spares are engineered to be used
or “S” preceding the size designation. Example: T145/
only with your vehicle. Your vehicle may be equipped
80D18 103M.
with one of the following types of non-matching temporary use spares; compact, full size, or limited-use. Do not T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
install more than one non-matching temporary use spare
Since this tire has limited tread life the original equiptire/wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
ment tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled
on your vehicle at the first opportunity.
CAUTION!
Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with a
compact, full size or limited-use temporary spare
installed. Damage to the vehicle may result.
Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare tire.
Do not install more than one compact spare tire and
wheel on the vehicle at any given time
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WARNING!
Compact spares are for temporary emergency use
only. With these spares, do not drive more than
50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary use spares have limited
tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear
indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be
replaced. Be sure to follow the warnings, which
apply to your spare. Failure to do so could result in
spare tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
first opportunity.
Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
The limited-use spare tire is for temporary emergency
use only. This tire is identified by a label located on the
limited-use spare wheel. This label contains the driving
limitations for this spare. This tire may look like the
original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your
vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited-use spare
tire affects vehicle handling. Since it is not the same as
Full Size Spare – If Equipped
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
The full size spare is for temporary emergency use only.
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
This tire may look like the original equipped tire on the
first opportunity.
front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. This spare
tire may have limited tread life. When the tread is worn
to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size
spare tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as
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WARNING!
Limited-use spares are for emergency use only. Installation of this limited-use spare tire affects vehicle
handling. With this tire, do not drive more than the
speed listed on the limit-use spare wheel. Keep
inflated to the cold tire inflation pressure listed on
your Tire and Loading Information Placard located
on the driver’s side door opening. Replace (or repair)
the original equipment tire at the first opportunity
and reinstall it on your vehicle. Failure to do so could
result in loss of vehicle control.
Tire Spinning
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h).
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h) when you are stuck, and do not let
anyone near a spinning wheel no matter what the
speed.
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Tread Wear Indicators
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
to help you in determining when your tires should be
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.
Life Of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon various
factors including but not limited to:
• Driving style
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
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WARNING!
Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six
years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to
follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure.
You could lose control and have an collision resulting
in serious injury or death.
Information” placard for the size designation of your tire.
The Load Index and Speed Symbol for your tire will be
found on the original equipment tire sidewall. See the
Tire Sizing Chart example found in the Tire Safety
Information section of this manual for more information
relating to the Load Index and Speed Symbol of a tire.
It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
those of the original wheels.
Replacement Tires
It is recommended you contact your original equipment
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
or an authorized tire dealer with any questions you may
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
have on tire specifications or capability. Failure to use
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manuequivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the
facturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivasafety, handling, and ride of your vehicle.
lent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed. (Refer to the paragraph on
“Tread Wear Indicators”). Refer to the “Tire and Loading
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than
that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations
of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and
braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering and suspension components. You could lose control and have
a collision resulting in serious injury or death. Use
only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or
capacity than what was originally equipped on
your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load index
could result in tire overloading and failure. You
could lose control and have a collision.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
The tires on the front and rear of your vehicle operate at
different loads and perform different steering, handling,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates.
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
(Continued) The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
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aggressive tread designs such as those on On/Off-Road
type tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain mud, snow, and wet traction levels, and contribute to
a smooth, quiet ride.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals. More frequent rotation is permissible if desired. The reasons for any rapid or unusual
wear should be corrected prior to rotation being performed.
NOTE: The premium Tire Pressure Monitor System will
automatically locate the pressure values displayed in the
correct vehicle position following a tire rotation.
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Tire Rotation
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
The suggested rotation method is the “forward-cross”
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) will warn
shown in the following diagram.
the driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle
recommended cold tire pressure.
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about
1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that when
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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. 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.
The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
the tire pressure falls below the low pressure warning
threshold 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 recommended
cold tire pressure. Once the low tire pressure warning has
been illuminated, the tire pressure must be increased to
the recommended cold tire pressure in order for the Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light to be turned off. The
system will automatically update and the Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light will extinguish once the updated tire pressures have been received. The vehicle may
need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
(24 km/h) to receive this information.
For example, your vehicle has a recommended cold
(parked for more than three hours) tire pressure of 33 psi
(227 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F (20°C) and
the measured tire pressure is 28 psi (193 kPa), a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire pressure to
approximately 24 psi (165 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 28 psi (193 kPa),
but the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will still
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be ON. In this situation, the Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light will turn OFF only after the tires have been
inflated to the vehicle’s recommended cold tire pressure
value.
CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures 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.
CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
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
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tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
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• 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.
• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure,
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
the tire.
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) consists of the
following components:
• Receiver Module
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
• Various Tire Pressure Monitoring System Messages,
which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC), and a graphic displaying tire pressures
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
Premium System
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will
technology with wheel rim-mounted electronic sensors to
illuminate in the instrument cluster, and an aumonitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
dible chime will be activated, when one or more of
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
the four active road tire pressures are low. In addition, the
readings to the Receiver Module.
EVIC will display one or more Low Pressure messages
NOTE: It is particularly important, for you to regularly (Left Front, Left Rear, Right Front, Right Rear) for a
check the tire pressure in all of your tires and to maintain minimum of five seconds, and a graphic display of the
the proper pressure.
pressure value(s) with the low tire(s) “flashing.” Refer to
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“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Un- and inflate the low tire(s) that is “flashing” on the graphic
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further informa- display to the vehicle’s recommended cold tire pressure.
tion.
The system will automatically update, the graphic display of the pressure value(s) will stop “flashing,” and the
NOTE: Your system can be set to display pressure units
Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will extinguish
in PSI, kPa, or BAR.
once the updated tire pressure(s) have been received. The
vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this information.
SERVICE TPM SYSTEM Warning
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 “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message for a minimum of five seconds. This
message is then followed by a graphic display, with “- -“
in place of the pressure value(s), indicating which Tire
Pressure Monitoring Sensor(s) is not being received.
Should a low tire condition occur on any of the four
active road tire(s), you should stop as soon as possible,
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NOTE: Your system can be set to display pressure units message will not be present, and a pressure value will be
in PSI, kPa, or BAR.
displayed instead of dashes. A system fault can occur by
any of the following:
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
facilities emitting the same Radio Frequencies as the TPM
sensors.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
3. Lots of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel
housings.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault The EVIC will also display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
no longer exists, the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale message for a minimum of five seconds when a system
Light will no longer flash, the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ fault is detected possibly related to the trigger component an incorrect sensor location fault. In this case, the
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⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message is then followed by a
graphic display, with pressure values still shown. This
indicates the pressure values are still being received from
the TPM Sensors but they may not be located in the
correct vehicle position. However, the system still needs
to be serviced as long as the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
message exists.
the EVIC will display a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for three seconds and then display dashes (- -) in
place of the pressure value. For each subsequent ignition
switch cycle, a chime will sound, the Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid, and the EVIC will display
a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for three seconds
and then display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure
NOTE: There is no tire pressure monitoring sensor in
value. Once you repair or replace the original road tire,
the spare tire. The TPMS will not be able to monitor the
and reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the spare tire, the
tire pressure. If you install the spare tire in place of a road
TPMS will update automatically.
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, the Tire Pres- In addition, the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
sure Monitoring Telltale Light will remain ON, a chime will turn OFF and the graphic in the EVIC will display a
will sound, and the EVIC will still display a “flashing” new pressure value instead of dashes (- -), as long as no
pressure value in the graphic display. After driving the tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning limit in
vehicle for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h), the any of the four active road tires. The vehicle may need to
Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on and be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h)
off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. In addition, in order for the TPMS to receive this information.
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General Information
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and
6.4L Engine
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
The 6.4L engine is designed to meet all
following conditions:
emissions regulations and provide excel• This device may not cause harmful interference.
lent fuel economy and performance when
using high-quality premium unleaded
• This device must accept any interference received,
gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or
including interference that may cause undesired
higher.
operation.
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
following licenses:
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such
United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MRXC4W4MA4 as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experiCanada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2546A-C4W4MA4 ence these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline
before considering service for the vehicle.
Over 40 auto manufacturers worldwide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the Worldwide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which define fuel properties
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necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance, winter months to reduce carbon monoxide emissions.
and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recom- Fuels blended with these oxygenates may be used in
mends the use of gasolines that meet the WWFC speci- your vehicle.
fications if they are available.
Reformulated Gasoline
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “reformulated gasoline.”
Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
CAUTION!
Do not use gasolines containing Methanol or E-85
Ethanol. Use of these blends may result in starting
and driveability problems and may damage critical
fuel system components.
Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline or
The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasoE-85 ethanol blends are not the responsibility of the
lines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will promanufacturer. While MTBE is an oxygenate made from
vide excellent performance and durability of engine and
methanol, it does not have the negative effects of
fuel system components.
methanol.
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
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E-85 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 E-85 fuel.
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85
MMT In Gasoline
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms:
MMT is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline
• operate in a lean mode
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
• poor engine performance
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
• poor cold start and cold drivability
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
• increased risk for fuel system component corrosion
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
E-85 perform the following:
the gasoline contains MMT. It is even more important to
• drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer)
look for gasoline without MMT in Canada, because MMT
• change the engine oil and oil filter
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can be used at levels higher than those allowed in the Fuel System Cautions
United States. MMT is prohibited in Federal and CaliforCAUTION!
nia 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 they would result in additional cost.
Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the
fuel.
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance and damage the emissions control system.
• An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune
or malfunctioning and may require immediate
service. Contact your authorized dealer for service
assistance.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being
sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended.
Most of these products contain high concentrations of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle
performance problems resulting from the use of
such fuels or additives is not the responsibility of
the manufacturer.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control system can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can
kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as
a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the
vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine
running for more than a short period, adjust the
ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into
the vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper
maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected
every time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired,
drive with all side windows fully open.
• Keep the liftgate/trunk closed when driving your
vehicle to prevent carbon monoxide and other
poisonous exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
1. Press the fuel filler door release switch (located under
the headlamp switch).
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Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is located behind the locking fuel filler door,
on the driver’s side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or
damaged, be sure the replacement cap is for use with this
vehicle.
Fuel Filler Door Release Switch
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2. Open the fuel filler door, and remove the fuel filler
cap.
CAUTION!
• Damage to the fuel system or emission control
system could result from using an improper fuel
cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could let impurities into the fuel system. Also, a poorly fitting
aftermarket cap can cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to illuminate, due to fuel vapors
escaping from the system.
• A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the MIL to turn
on.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
Fuel Filler Cap
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WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near
the vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the
tank is being filled.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is
in violation of most state and federal fire regulations and may cause the malfunction indicator
light 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.
NOTE:
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel
tank is full.
• Tighten the gas cap about one-quarter turn until you
hear one click. This is an indication that the cap is
properly tightened.
• 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.
Emergency Fuel Filler Door Release
If you are unable to open the fuel filler door, use the fuel
filler door emergency release.
1. Open the liftgate.
2. Push down on the inboard edge of the left storage bin,
this will pop up the outboard edge.
3. Grab popped up outboard edge with other hand to
disengage snaps.
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4. Remove the storage bin.
5. Pull the release cable.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines
that the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly
installed, or damaged, a loose gascap indicator
will display in the EVIC telltale display area.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information. Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press
the SELECT button to turn off the message. If the
problem continues, the message will appear the next time
the vehicle is started.
VEHICLE LOADING
Release Cable
Certification Label
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label
affixed to the driver’s side door or B-Pillar.
This label contains the month and year of manufacture,
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight
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Rating (GAWR) front and rear, and Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN). A Month-Day-Hour (MDH) number is
included on this label and indicates the month, day, and
hour of manufacture. The bar code that appears on the
bottom of the label is your VIN.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
including driver, passengers, vehicle, options, trailer
tongue weight, and cargo. The label also specifies maximum capacities of front and rear axle systems (GAWR).
Total load must be limited, so GVWR, and front and rear
GAWR are not exceeded.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GAWR is the maximum permissible load on the front
and rear axles. The load must be distributed in the cargo
area so that the GAWR of each axle is not exceeded.
Each axle’s GAWR is determined by the components in
the system with the lowest load carrying capacity (axle,
springs, tires, or wheels). Heavier axles or suspension
components, sometimes specified by purchasers for increased durability, does not necessarily increase the vehicle’s GVWR.
Tire Size
The tire size on the label represents the actual tire size on
Payload
your vehicle. Replacement tires must be equal to the load
The payload of a vehicle is defined as the allowable load capacity of this tire size.
weight a truck or any given vehicle can carry, including
Rim Size
the weight of the driver, all passengers, options and
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size
cargo.
listed.
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should then be determined separately to be sure that the
Inflation Pressure
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle for load is properly distributed over front and rear axle.
Weighing the vehicle may show that the GAWR of either
all loading conditions up to full GAWR.
the front or rear axles has been exceeded, but the total
Curb Weight
load is within the specified GVWR. If so, weight must be
The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight
shifted from front to rear, or rear to front, as appropriate
of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full
until the specified weight limitations are met. Store the
capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo
heavier items down low and be sure that the weight is
loaded into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight
distributed equally. Stow all loose items securely before
values are determined by weighing your vehicle on a
driving.
commercial scale before any occupants or cargo are
Improper weight distributions can have an adverse affect
added.
on the way your vehicle steers and handles, and the way
Loading
the brakes operate.
The actual total weight and the weight of the front and
rear of your vehicle at the ground can best be determined
by weighing it when it is loaded and ready for operation.
The entire vehicle should first be weighed on a commercial scale to ensure that the GVWR has not been exceeded. The weight on the front and rear of the vehicle
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR
or the maximum front and rear GAWR. 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.
• Do not tow when the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light” is illuminated. Failure to follow
this could result in loss of control and serious
injury.
• The tailpipes may be hot and you could be seriously injured if you come into contact with the
tailpipes.
TRAILER TOWING
In this section you will find safety tips and information
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer carefully review this information to tow your load as efficiently and
safely as possible.
To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
and recommendations in this manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
Common Towing Definitions
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
you in understanding the following information:
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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
exceed the GVWR.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR.
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
WARNING!
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or tem- It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
porary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
ready for operation⬙ condition. The recommended way to can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
measure GTW is to put your fully loaded trailer on a control of the vehicle and have an accident.
vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be
supported by the scale.
Tongue Weight (TW)
The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
hitch ball by the trailer. In most cases it should not be less
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
than 10% or more than 15% of the trailer load. You must
and trailer when weighed in combination.
consider this as part of the load on your vehicle.
NOTE: The GCWR rating includes a 150 lbs (68 kg)
allowance for the presence of a driver.
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safety. The addition of a friction/hydraulic sway control
Frontal Area
The frontal area is the maximum height and maximum also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds and
contributes positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability.
width of the front of a trailer.
Trailer sway control and a weight distributing (load
Weight-Carrying Hitch
equalizing) hitch are recommended for heavier Tongue
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
Weights (TW) and may be required depending on Vehicle
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
and Trailer configuration/loading to comply with gross
some other connecting point of the vehicle. These kind of
axle weight rating (GAWR) requirements.
hitches are the most popular on the market today and
they are commonly used to tow small- and mediumWARNING!
sized trailers.
• An improperly adjusted weight-distributing hitch
Weight-Distributing Hitch
system may reduce handling, stability, braking
A weight-distributing system works by applying leverperformance, and could result in an accident.
age through spring (load) bars. They are typically used
•
Weight-distributing hitch systems may not be
for heavier loads, to distribute trailer tongue weight to
compatible with Surge Brake Couplers. Consult
the tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When
with your hitch and trailer manufacturer or a
used in accordance with the manufacturers’ directions, it
reputable Recreational Vehicle dealer for addiprovides for a more level ride, offering more consistent
tional information.
steering and brake control thereby enhancing towing
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Trailer Hitch Classification
The following chart provides the industry standard for
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Refer to the Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) chart for the Max. GTW towable for your
given drivetrain.
Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
Class
Max. Trailer Hitch Industry
Standards
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Class II - Medium
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
Duty
Class III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Class IV - Extra
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
Heavy Duty
Fifth Wheel/
Greater than 10,000 lbs
Gooseneck
(4 540 kg)
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings)” chart for the Maximum
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your given
drivetrain.
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on
your vehicle.
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain.
Engine/
Transmission
6.4L Automatic
GCWR (Gross Combined
Frontal Area
Max. GTW (Gross
Wt. Rating)
Trailer Wt.)
10,400 lbs (4 717 kg)
40 sq ft (3.72 sq m)
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
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.
Max. Trailer Tongue
Wt. (See Note)
500 lbs (227 kg)
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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
Gross Trailer Weight (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 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 trailer hitch.
Consider the following items when computing the
weight on the front/rear axles of the vehicle:
• The trailer 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.
Towing Requirements
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components the following guidelines are recommended:
CAUTION!
• Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles
(805 km) the new vehicle is driven. The engine,
axle or other parts could be damaged.
• Then, during the first 500 miles (805 km) that a
trailer is towed, do not drive over 50 mph
(80 km/h) and do not make starts at full throttle.
This helps the engine and other parts of the
vehicle wear in at the heavier loads.
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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 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 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 transmission
in PARK. Always, block or ⴖchockⴖ the trailer
wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
2. GTW
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WARNING! (Continued)
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).
Towing Requirements – Tires
− Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for 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.
− Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to Towing Requirements – Trailer Brakes
“Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Oper- − Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
ating” for proper tire inflation procedures.
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
− Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation prespersonal injury.
sures before trailer usage.
− An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
required when towing a trailer with electronically
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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 (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
2,000 lbs (907 kg).
CAUTION!
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
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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The automatic transmission fluid and filter should be
changed if you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than
NOTE: To provide optimum towing performance and to
45 minutes of continuous operation. Refer to the “Mainprotect transmission components always select Trailer
tenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
Tow mode when towing a trailer.
Electronic Speed Control – If Equipped
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping
and backing the trailer in an area away from heavy − Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
traffic.
− When using the speed control, if you experience speed
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
Automatic Transmission
The DRIVE range can be selected when towing. Howyou can get back to cruising speed.
ever, if frequent shifting occurs while in this range, use
− Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
the AutoStick威 feature to select a lower gear.
maximize fuel efficiency.
NOTE: Using a lower gear while operating the vehicle
under heavy operating conditions will improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat build up. This action will also
provide better engine braking.
Towing Tips
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Cooling System
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
To reduce potential for engine and transmission over- MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Recreational towing is not allowed.
heating, take the following actions:
− City Driving
When stopped for short periods of time, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
− Highway Driving
Reduce speed.
− Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle with any of its wheels on the
ground can cause severe transmission and/or transfer
case damage. Damage from improper towing is not
covered by your new vehicle warranty.
NOTE: This vehicle may be towed on a flatbed or
vehicle trailer provided all four wheels are OFF the
ground.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
䡵 Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473
䡵 If Your Engine Overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 474
䡵 Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 471
䡵 Emergency Tow Hooks — If Equipped . . . . . . 476
▫ Run Flat Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 471
䡵 Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477
䡵 Jump-Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472 䡵 Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 478
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located on the In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
switch bank just above the climate controls.
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 the engine idle
turn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
speed.
This is an emergency warning system and it should not
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your
an impending overheat condition:
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
other motorists.
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate even
• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flashers
may wear down your battery.
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to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
from the engine cooling system.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads HOT
(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 HOT (H), and you hear continuous
chimes, turn the engine off immediately and call for
service.
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
Run Flat Tires
This vehicle is equipped with run flat tires. Although the
tires are designed with a “run flat” feature that allows the
vehicle to be driven approximately 50 miles (80 km) at
55 mph (88 km/h). immediate service should be obtained.
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WARNING!
Do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h) if the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” is illuminated. Vehicle
handling and braking may be reduced. You could
have a collision and be severely or fatally injured.
NOTE: The “run flat” feature eliminates the need for a
spare tire and jack. This vehicle is not equipped with
either a spare tire or jack.
JUMP-STARTING
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jumpstarted using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster
pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
so please follow the procedures in this section carefully.
NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack
follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
precautions.
CAUTION!
Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any
other booster source with a system voltage greater
than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor,
alternator or electrical system may occur.
WARNING!
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen.
It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
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Preparations For Jump-Start
The battery in your vehicle is located under the passenger’s front seat. There are remote locations located under
the hood to assist in jump-starting.
WARNING!
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the
ignition switch is on. You can be injured by
moving fan blades.
• Remove any metal jewelry such as watch bands or
bracelets that might make an inadvertent electrical
contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your
skin or eyes and generate hydrogen gas which is
flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or
sparks away from the battery.
1. Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission
into PARK and turn the ignition to LOCK.
Remote Battery Posts
1 — Remote Positive (+) Post (covered with protective cap)
2 — Remote Negative (-) Post
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
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3. Remove the protective cover over the remote positive
(+) battery post. Pull upward on the cover to remove it.
4. 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.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
WARNING!
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
remote positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
Jump-Starting Procedure
WARNING!
Failure to follow this procedure could result in personal injury or property damage due to battery explosion.
3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable to the remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with
the discharged battery.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 475
WARNING!
8. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
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.
9. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable
from the remote positive (+) post of the discharged
vehicle.
10. Reinstall the protective cover over the remote posi5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster tive (+) battery post of the discharged vehicle.
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then start
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle
the engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.
you should have the battery and charging system inOnce the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in spected at your authorized dealer.
the reverse sequence:
6. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
remote negative (-) post of the discharged vehicle.
7. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable
from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
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.
• Chains are not recommended for freeing a stuck
vehicle. Chains may break, causing serious injury
or death.
• Stand clear of vehicles when pulling with tow
hooks. Tow straps may become disengaged, causing serious injury.
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
If your vehicle is equipped with tow hooks, there will be
one in the rear and two mounted on the front of the
vehicle. The rear hook will be located on the driver’s side
of the vehicle.
CAUTION!
NOTE: For off-road recovery, it is recommended to use
both of the front tow hooks to minimize the risk of
damage to the vehicle.
Tow hooks are for emergency use only, to rescue a
vehicle stranded off road. Do not use tow hooks for
tow truck hookup or highway towing. You could
damage your vehicle.
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SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be
moved out of the PARK position, you can use the
following procedure to temporarily move the shift lever:
1. Firmly apply the parking brake.
2. Turn the engine OFF.
3. Remove the rubber liner from the cupholder (located
next to the shifter on the center console).
4. Using a screwdriver or similar tool, carefully remove
the shift lever override access cover, located on the
bottom of the cupholder.
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Shift Lever Override Access Cover
5. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
6. Using the screwdriver or similar tool, press and hold
the shift lock lever down.
7. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
478 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
8. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
9. Reinstall the shift lever override access cover and
install the rubber liner into the cupholder.
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
The manufacturer requires towing your vehicle with all
four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
CAUTION!
• Towing this vehicle using any other method could
result in extensive damage to the transfer case
and/or transmission.
• Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 Engine Compartment — 6.4L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489
䡵 Onboard Diagnostic System – OBD II . . . . . . . 482
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 482
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 490
䡵 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 491
䡵 Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484
䡵 Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484
䡵 Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 485
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 495
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 496
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 499
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▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504
▫ Halogen Headlamps – If Equipped . . . . . . . . 524
▫ Front/Rear Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 506
▫ Front Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525
▫ Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507
▫ Front Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 508
▫ Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, And Backup
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 526
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510
䡵 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 516
▫ Totally Integrated Power Module . . . . . . . . . 516
䡵 Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522
䡵 Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523
䡵 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523
▫ High Intensity Discharge Headlamps (HID) –
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523
▫ Rear Liftgate Mounted Tail Lamp . . . . . . . . . 527
▫ Center High-Mounted Stop
Lamp (CHMSL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528
▫ Rear License Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528
䡵 Fluid Capacities
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 529
䡵 Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts . . . . . . . 530
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 531
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 6.4L
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1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
Totally Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
Engine Oil Dipstick
Engine Oil Fill
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Washer Fluid Reservoir
6
7
8
9
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
— Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator)
— Engine Coolant Reservoir
482 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
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.
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.
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. Al- Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines
though your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
that the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
installed, or damaged, a loose gascap indicator
soon as possible.
will display in the EVIC telltale display area.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information. Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press
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the SELECT button to turn off the message. If the serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replaceproblem continues, the message will appear the next time ment. If the OBD II system should be determined not
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
the vehicle is started.
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap Your vehicle has a simple ignition key-actuated test,
may also turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL). which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
check if your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
do the following:
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 3. As soon as you turn the ignition switch to the ON
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part of
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II 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
fully warmed engine is shut off or before starting the
engine after it has sat overnight.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain
the oil level in the “SAFE” range. Adding one quart of oil
when the reading is at the bottom of the “SAFE” range
will result in an oil level at the top of the “SAFE” range
on these engines.
NOTE: Fill engine oil one quart at a time.
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CAUTION!
• Overfilling or underfilling will cause oil aeration
or loss of oil pressure. This could damage your
engine.
• Operating the engine with the oil levels below the
safe zone, or operating with oil levels that exceed
the top of the safe zone may cause engine damage.
Change Engine Oil
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change
intervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or six months,
whichever occurs first.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only
recommends full synthetic engine oils that meet the
requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-10725
and are approved to MB 229.3 or MB 229.5 (will be listed
on the back label of the oil container).
The manufacturer recommends the use of a full synthetic
5W-40 or equivalent engine oil.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
This symbol means that the oil has
been certified by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). The
manufacturer only recommends
API Certified engine oils.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Engine Oil Viscosity
SAE 5W-40 engine oil is preferred for use in all operating
temperatures.
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compartment” in Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information.
Synthetic Engine Oils
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recommended oil quality requirements are met, and the recommended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
are followed.
Materials Added To Engine Oil
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
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the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and quality filters should be used to assure most efficient
it’s performance may be impaired by supplemental service. MOPAR威 engine oil filters are a high quality oil
filter and are recommended.
additives.
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters, maintenance intervals.
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
WARNING!
environment. Contact your dealer, service station, or
governmental agency for advice on how and where used
The air cleaner can provide a measure of protection
oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in your area.
in the case of engine backfire. Do not remove the air
Engine Oil Filter
cleaner unless such removal is necessary for repair or
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter maintenance. Make sure that no one is near the
at every engine oil change.
engine compartment before starting the vehicle with
the air cleaner removed. Failure to do so can result in
Engine Oil Filter Selection
serious personal injury.
The manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil
filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
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Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine air
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are
recommended.
Maintenance-Free Battery
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
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.
(Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
WARNING!
• When temperatures are below the freezing point,
electrolyte in a discharged battery may freeze. Do
not attempt jump-starting because the battery
could rupture or explode and cause personal injury. Battery temperature must be brought above
the freezing point before attempting a jump-start.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the
ignition switch is on. You can be injured by
moving fan blades.
• Remove any metal jewelry such as watch bands or
bracelets that might make an inadvertent electrical
contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your
skin or eyes and generate hydrogen gas which is
flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or
sparks away from the battery.
• Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
• 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.
(Continued)
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.
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
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.
• 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.
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.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C System
Sealers, Stop Leak Products, Seal Conditioners, Compressor Oil, or Refrigerants.
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental
Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by dealers or other service facilities
(Continued) using recovery and recycling equipment.
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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
grit; after lubricating excess oil and grease should be
removed. Particular attention should also be given to
hood latching components to ensure proper function.
When performing other underhood services, the hood
latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be
cleaned and lubricated.
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR威
Lock Cylinder Lubricant or equivalent directly into the
lock cylinder.
Windshield Wiper Blades
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a
mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove accumulations of salt or road film.
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
from a dry windshield.
Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies depending on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
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performance of blades may be present with chattering,
marks, water lines or wet spots. If any condition is
present please proceed to clean wiper blades with humid
cloth removing any debris that may be affecting its
function.
Rear Wiper Blade Removal/Installation
1. Lift the pivot cap on the rear wiper arm upward, this
will allow the rear wiper blade to be raised off of the
liftgate glass.
1 — Wiper Arm
2 — Pivot Cap
NOTE: The rear wiper arm cannot be raised fully
upward unless the pivot cap is raised first.
2. Lift the rear wiper arm upward to raise the wiper
blade off of the liftgate glass.
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3. Grab the bottom of the wiper blade and rotate it 4. Install the wiper blade pivot pin into the wiper blade
forward to unsnap the blade pivot pin from the wiper holder at the end of the wiper arm, and firmly press the
blade holder.
wiper blade until it snaps into place.
5. Lower the wiper blade and snap the pivot cap into
place.
Adding Washer Fluid
On vehicles equipped with a Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), the low washer fluid level will be
indicated. When the sensor detects a low fluid level, the
windshield will light on the vehicle graphic outline and
the “Washer Fluid Low” message will be displayed. Refer
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Wiper Blade
Blade Pivot Pin
Wiper Arm
Wiper Blade Holder
The fluid reservoir for the windshield washers and the
rear window washer is shared. The fluid reservoir is
located in the engine compartment, be sure to check the
fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with
windshield washer solvent only (not radiator antifreeze).
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When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, take some
washer fluid and apply it to a cloth or towel and wipe
clean the wiper blades, this will help blade performance.
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
containers.
WARNING!
Commercially available windshield washer solvents
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
Exhaust System
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.
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 the preceding safety tips.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded
fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the effectiveness of the catalyst as an emissions control device
and may seriously reduce engine performance and
cause serious damage to the engine.
Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition. In
the event of engine malfunction, particularly involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly. Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and the
vehicle.
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.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
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WARNING!
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.
To minimize the possibility of catalyst damage:
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
motion.
• Do not try to start engine by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
engine operation, a scorching odor may indicate severe
idling or malfunctioning operating conditions.
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, the
vehicle should be stopped, the engine shut off and the
vehicle allowed to cool. Thereafter, service, including a
tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
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Cooling System
WARNING!
• When working near the radiator cooling fan, disconnect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition
switch to the OFF position. The fan is temperature
controlled and can start at any time the ignition
switch is in the ON position.
• You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the
hood, do not open the hood until the radiator has
had time to cool. Never try to open a cooling
system pressure cap when the radiator is hot.
rusty in appearance, the system should be drained,
flushed and refilled with fresh coolant. 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.
Check the coolant recovery bottle tubing for brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts and tightness of the connection
at the bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire system for
leaks.
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of
engine coolant (antifreeze) from the radiator drain cock.
If the cap is sealing properly, the engine coolant (antifreeze) will begin to drain from the coolant recovery
Coolant Checks
bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE
Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every CAP WHEN THE COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
12 months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or
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Cooling System – Drain, Flush, And Refill
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 the old engine coolant (antifreeze).
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
Selection Of Coolant
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended coolant. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
CAUTION!
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
specified 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 engine coolant
(antifreeze) and may plug the radiator.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
• The manufacturer recommends using MOPAR威
Antifreeze/ Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula
HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or
equivalent.
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% HOAT engine coolant
Adding Coolant
(antifreeze) and distilled water. Use higher concentraYour vehicle has been built with an improved engine
tions (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below ⫺34°F
coolant (antifreeze) that allows extended maintenance
(⫺37°C ) are anticipated.
intervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up
to 5 Years or 102,000 miles (170 000 km) before replace- • Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
ment. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
period, it is important that you use the same engine
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
coolant (antifreeze) throughout the life of your vehicle.
engine cooling system.
Please review these recommendations for using Hybrid
Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant
(antifreeze).
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Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the proper level of protection against freezing according to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types will
decrease the life of the engine coolant (antifreeze) and
will require more frequent engine coolant (antifreeze)
changes.
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.
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.
The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces. Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
Used ethylene glycol based engine coolant (antifreeze) is
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
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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 off and cold, the level of the engine coolant
(antifreeze) in the bottle should be between the ranges
indicated on the bottle.
of this. As long as the engine operating temperature is
satisfactory, the coolant bottle need only be checked once
a month.
When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
maintain the proper level, it should be added to the
coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
Points To Remember
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles (a
few kilometers) of operation, you may observe vapor
coming from the front of the engine compartment. This is
normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporThe radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point or replacing engine coolant (antifreeze). Advise your service attendant If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
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• Do not overfill the coolant recovery bottle.
•
•
•
•
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
Check engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point in the
condenser clean.
radiator and in the coolant recovery bottle. If engine
coolant (antifreeze) needs to be added, contents of • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install only
coolant recovery bottle must also be protected against
the correct type thermostat. Other designs may result
freezing.
in unsatisfactory coolant performance, poor gas mileIf frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
age, and increased emissions.
required, or if the level in the coolant recovery bottle
does not drop when the engine cools, the cooling Brake System
system should be pressure tested for leaks.
Fluid Level Check – Brake Master Cylinder
Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked
50% HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze) (minimum) whenever the vehicle is serviced, or immediately if the
and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of brake system warning light is on. If necessary, add fluid
your engine which contains aluminum components.
to bring level to the full mark on the side of the reservoir
of the brake master cylinder. Be sure to clean the top of
Make sure that the radiator and coolant recovery
the master cylinder area before removing the cap. With
bottle overflow hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
disc brakes, fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake
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pads wear. Brake fluid level should be checked when
pads are replaced. If the brake fluid level is abnormally
low, check system for leaks.
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 identified on the
original factory installed hydraulic master cylinder reservoir.
(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.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate the brake fluid. Brake seal components could
be damaged, causing partial or complete brake
failure. This could result in an accident.
Front/Rear Axle Fluid
For normal service, periodic fluid level checks are not
required. When the vehicle is serviced for other reasons
the exterior surfaces of the axle assembly should be
inspected. If gear oil leakage is suspected inspect the
fluid level. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Front Axle Fluid Level Check
The front axle oil level needs to be between 1/8 in (3 mm)
below the bottom of the fill hole and the bottom of the fill
hole.
The front axle fill and drain plugs should be tightened to
22 to 29 ft lbs (30 to 40 N·m).
CAUTION!
Do not over tighten the plugs as it could damage
them and cause them to leak.
Rear Axle Fluid Level Check
The rear axle oil level needs to be between 1/8 in (3 mm)
below the bottom of the fill hole and the bottom of the fill
hole.
The rear axle fill and drain plugs should be tightened to
22 to 29 ft lbs (30 to 40 N·m) on axles with aluminum
housings. The rear axle fill and drain plugs should be
tightened to 22 to 52 ft lbs (30 to 70 N·m) on axles with
cast iron housings.
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CAUTION!
Do not over tighten the plugs as it could damage then
and cause them to leak.
Adding Fluid
Add fluid at the filler hole, until it runs out of the hole,
when the vehicle is in a level position.
Drain
First remove fill plug, then remove drain plug. RecomSelection Of Lubricant
mended tightening torque for drain and fill plugs is 15 to
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended fluid. Refer
25 ft lbs (20 to 34 N·m).
to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
CAUTION!
Transfer Case
Fluid Level Check
Inspect the transfer case for fluid leaks. If a fluid leak is
found, the transfer case fluid level can be checked by
removing the filler plug located on the back side of the
transfer case. The fluid level should be at the bottom edge
of the filler plug hole when the vehicle is in a level
position.
When installing plugs, do not overtighten. You could
damage them and cause them to leak.
Selection Of Lubricant
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended fluid. Refer
to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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Automatic Transmission
Selection Of Lubricant
It is important that the proper lubricant is used in the
transmission to assure optimum transmission performance. Use only the manufacturer’s recommended transmission fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information. It is important that the transmission fluid be maintained at the prescribed level using the recommended
fluid.
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder. Using a transmission fluid other than the
manufacturer’s recommended fluid will require
more frequent fluid and filter changes. Refer to
“Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Special Additives
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered
product and its performance may be impaired by supplemental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid additives to the transmission. The only exception to this
policy is the use of special dyes to aid in detecting fluid
leaks. In addition, avoid using transmission sealers as
they may adversely affect seals.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your transmission as
the chemicals can damage your transmission components. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
The fluid level is preset at the factory and does not
require adjustment under normal operating conditions. If a transmission fluid leak occurs, visit your
authorized dealer immediately. Severe damage to the
transmission may occur. Your authorized dealer has
the proper tools to accurately adjust the fluid level.
Fluid Level Check
Regular automatic transmission fluid level checks are not
required. For this reason the dipstick is omitted.
If you notice fluid loss or transmission slippage or
malfunction, have your authorized dealer check the
transmission fluid level.
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Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice, and those that are sprayed on
trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are highly
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR威 Car Wash or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
clear water.
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumuWhat Causes Corrosion?
lated on your vehicle, use MOPAR威 Super Kleen Bug
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
and Tar Remover or equivalent to remove.
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR威
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains, and to
The most common causes are:
protect your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
paint.
• Stone and gravel impact.
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• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing • It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint
of the doors, rocker panels and tailgate must be kept
finish.
clear and open.
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.
• 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., assure 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.
Special Care
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• Use MOPAR威 Touch Up Paint or equivalent on
scratches or chips as soon as possible. Your authorized
dealer has touch up paint to match the color of your
vehicle.
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly
with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
• To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use
MOPAR威 Wheel Cleaner or equivalent or select a
non-abrasive, non-acidic cleaner.
CAUTION!
Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush,
or metal polishes. Do not use oven cleaner. These
products may damage the wheel’s protective finish.
Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions
or harsh brushes that may damage the wheel’s protective finish. Only MOPAR威 Wheel Cleaner or
equivalent is recommended.
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Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure — If
Interior Care
Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to clean fabric
Equipped
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following man- upholstery and carpeting.
ner:
Interior Trim should be cleaned starting with a damp
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting cloth, a damp cloth with MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivawith a clean, dry towel.
lent, then MOPAR威 Spot & Stain Remover or equivalent
if absolutely necessary. Do not use harsh cleaners or
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
Armor All威. Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR威 Total Clean or a mild clean vinyl upholstery.
soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove the
stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR威 Multi-Purpose
Cleaner or equivalent to a clean, damp cloth and
remove the stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove
soap residue.
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of
protectants on Stain Repel products.
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Leather Seat Care & Cleaning
MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent is specifically recommended for leather upholstery.
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.
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 inside rear windows
equipped with electric defrosters. Do not use scrapers or
other sharp instruments which may scratch the elements.
When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
directly on the mirror.
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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.
Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage will also weaken the fabric.
1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be If the belts need cleaning, use MOPAR威 Total Clean, a
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive mild soap solution, or lukewarm water. Do not remove
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp the belts from the vehicle to wash them.
rag.
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
buckles do not work properly.
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
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FUSES
Totally Integrated Power Module
The Totally Integrated Power Module is located in the
engine compartment. This center contains cartridge fuses
and mini fuses. A description of each fuse and component may be stamped on the inside cover, otherwise the
cavity number of each fuse is stamped on the inside cover
that corresponds to the following chart.
Totally Integrated Power Module
Cavity
J01
J02
Cartridge
Fuse
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
Mini
Fuse
Description
Air Suspension
Power Liftgate
Module
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Cavity
J03
J04
J05
J06
J07
J08
J09
Cartridge
Fuse
30 Amp
Pink
25 Amp
Natural
25 Amp
Natural
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
Mini
Fuse
Description
Cavity
Trailer Tow
J10
Driver Door Node
J11
Passenger Door
Node
Antilock Brakes
Pump/Stability
Control System
Antilock Brakes
Valve/Stability
Control System
Power Seat
J12
E-Brake
J13
J14
J15
J17
Cartridge
Fuse
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
60 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Blue
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
Mini
Fuse
Description
Headlamp Wash
Relay Contact
Drive Train Control
Module
Rear Defroster
Main Ignition Off
Draw (IOD)
Trailer Tow
Lamps/Park Lamps
Front Cabin Fan/
Blower
Starter Motor Solenoid
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Cavity
J18
J19
J20
J21
J22
M1
Cartridge
Fuse
20 Amp
Blue
Mini
Fuse
60 Amp
Yellow
30 Amp
Pink
20 Amp
Blue
25 Amp
Natural
15 Amp
Blue
Description
Cavity
Powertrain Control
Module/Powertrain
Control Module
Transmission Range
Radiator Fan Motor
HI/Radiator Fan
Motor Low
Front Wiper
M2
M3
M5
M6
Front/Rear Washer
Control
Sunroof Module
M8
Stop Lamps
M9
M7
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Electronic Limit
Slip Differential/
Air Suspension
Liftgate/Headrest
115V AC Power
Inverter
Cigar Lighter
Power Outlet #2
(Switchable)
Front Heated Seat
& Steering Wheel
Rear Heated Seats
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Cavity
M10
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
15 Amp
Blue
M11
10 Amp
Red
M12
30 Amp
Green
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
M13
M14
Description
Cavity
Video/Universal
Garage Door
Opener
Heating, Ventilation
& Air Conditioning
(Climate Control
System)
Radio/Amplifier
M15
Instrument Cluster
Back Up Camera –
If Equipped
M16
M18
M19
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Blue
25 Amp
Natural
Description
Power Seat
Module(s)/
Adaptive Cruise
Control/Audio
Telematics/Daytime
Running Lights
Relay/Air
Suspension
Module/Instrument
Cluster
Occupant Restraint
Controller
Stop Lamp
Automatic
Shutdown 1 and 2
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Cavity
M20
M21
M22
M23
M24
M25
M26
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
Description
Cavity
Instrument Cluster
M27
Automatic
Shutdown 3
Horns (Low/High)
– Right
Horns (Low/High)
– Left
Rear Wiper
Fuel Pump Motor
Output/Diesel Lift
Pump (Export
Only)
Driver Door Switch
Bank
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
10 Amp
Red
M28
15 Amp
Blue
M29
10 Amp
Red
M30
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
M31
M32
Description
Ignition Switch/
Wireless Control
Module/Keyless
Entry Module
Powertrain
Controller/
Transmission
Controller
Tire Pressure
Monitor – If
Equipped
J1962 Diag
Connector
Backup Lamps
Occupant Restraint
Controller
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Cavity
M33
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
10 Amp
Red
M34
10 Amp
Red
M35
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
M36
M37
Description
Powertrain
Controller/
Transmission
Controller
Park Assist
Module/Climate
Control System
Module/Infra Red
Sensor/Compass
Module
Left Rear
Parklamps
Power Outlet
Antilock Brakes/
Stability Control
System Module
Cavity
M38
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
25 Amp
Natural
Description
All Door Lock
&Unlock
CAUTION!
• When installing the totally integrated power module cover, it is important to ensure the cover is
properly positioned and fully latched. Failure to
do so may allow water to get into the totally
integrated power module and possibly result in a
electrical system failure.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
VEHICLE STORAGE
If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for more than
21 days you may want to take steps to protect your
battery. You may:
• Remove fuse #J13 in the Totally Integrated Power
Module (TIPM) labeled Ignition-Off Draw (IOD#1).
• Or, disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of
service (i.e. vacation) for two weeks or more, run the
air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will
ensure adequate system lubrication to minimize the
possibility of compressor damage when the system is
started again.
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REPLACEMENT BULBS
Interior Lights
Bulb Type
Glove Box Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Grab Handle Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L002825W5W
Overhead Console Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . VT4976
Rear Cargo Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214–2
Visor Vanity Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V26377
Underpanel Courtesy Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 906
Instrument Cluster (General Illumination) . . . . . . . 103
Telltale/Hazard Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Exterior Lights
Bulb Type
Backup Lamps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157K
Front Park/Turn Lamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3757A
Front Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9145
Front Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W5W
Headlamps (Low Beam) – High Intensity
Discharge (HID) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D1S
(Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
Headlamps (Low Beam) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9006
Exterior Lights
Bulb Type
Headlamps (High Beam) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9005
Rear Turn/Stop/Tail Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157K
NOTE: Numbers refer to commercial bulb types that
can be purchased from your authorized dealer.
If a bulb needs to be replaced, visit your authorized
dealer or refer to the applicable Service Manual.
BULB REPLACEMENT
High Intensity Discharge Headlamps (HID) – If
Equipped
The headlamps are a type of high voltage discharge tube.
High voltage can remain in the circuit even with the
headlamp switch off and the key removed. Because of
this, you should not attempt to service a headlamp bulb
yourself. If a headlamp bulb fails, take your vehicle to
an authorized dealer for service.
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WARNING!
A transient high voltage occurs at the bulb sockets of
High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps when the
headlamp switch is turned ON. It may cause serious
electrical shock or electrocution if not serviced properly. See your authorized dealer for service.
NOTE: On vehicles equipped with High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, when the headlamps are
turned on, there is a blue hue to the lamps. This diminishes and becomes more white after approximately
10 seconds, as the system charges.
Halogen Headlamps – If Equipped
1. Open the hood.
2. Turn the low or high beam bulb one–quarter turn
counterclockwise to remove from housing.
3. Disconnect the electrical connector and replace the
bulb.
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
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Front Turn Signal
Front Fog Lamps
1. Open the hood.
1. Reach through the cutout in the splash shield and
disconnect the wiring harness from the fog lamp connec2. Turn the turn signal bulb one–quarter turn countertor.
clockwise to remove from housing.
2. Firmly grasp the bulb by the two latches and squeeze
3. Disconnect the electrical connector and replace the
them together to unlock the bulb from the back of the
bulb.
front fog lamp housing.
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
3. Pull the bulb straight out from the keyed opening in
the housing.
CAUTION!
• Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If
the bulb comes in contact with any oily surface,
clean the bulb with rubbing alcohol.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Always use the correct bulb size and type for
replacement. An incorrect bulb size or type may
overheat and cause damage to the lamp, the socket
or the lamp wiring.
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, And Backup Lamps
1. Raise the liftgate.
2. Remove the two push-pins from the tail lamp housing.
4. Align the index tabs of the front fog lamp bulb with
the slots in the collar of the bulb opening on the back of
the front fog lamp housing.
5. Insert the bulb into the housing until the index tabs are
engaged in the slots of the collar.
6. Firmly and evenly push the bulb straight into the lamp
housing until both tabs snap firmly into place and are
fully engaged.
7. Connect the wiring harness to the front fog lamp 3. Grasp the tail lamp and pull firmly rearward to
disengage the lamp from the aperture panel.
connector.
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4. Twist socket counter clockwise and remove from 8. Continue removing the trim.
lamp.
9. Disconnect the two trim panel lights.
5. Pull the bulb to remove it from the socket.
6. Replace the bulb, reinstall the socket, and reattach the
lamp assembly.
Rear Liftgate Mounted Tail Lamp
1. Raise the liftgate.
2. Use a fiber stick or flat blade screw driver to pry the
lower trim from the liftgate.
3. Once lower trim is loose, close the liftgate.
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4. Open the flipper glass.
5. Pull up glass seal at bottom of window opening.
Rear Liftgate Tail Lamps
10. Tail lamps are now visible. Rotate socket(s) counter
6. Remove small trim panel around liftgate glass striker. clockwise.
7. Close flipper glass and raise the liftgate.
11. Remove/replace bulb(s).
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12. Reinstall the socket(s)
Rear License Lamp
13. Reverse process to reinstall the liftgate trim.
1. Use a screw driver to gently pry against the side of the
snap tab to remove the license lamp lens.
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
The center high-mounted stop lamp is an LED assembly. 2. Pull bulb from socket.
See your authorized dealer for replacement.
3. Replace bulb.
4. Reinstall lens.
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 529
FLUID CAPACITIES
Fuel (Approximate)
Engine Oil with Filter
6.4 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-40, API Certified)
Cooling System *
6.4 Liter 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.
25 Gallons
Metric
94 Liters
7 Quarts
6.6 Liters
16 Quarts
15.5 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.
For best performance and maximum protection under all types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only recommends full synthetic engine
oils that meet the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-10725
and are approved to MB 229.3 or MB 229.5. The manufacturer recommends the use of a full synthetic 5W–40 or equivalent engine oil.
MOPAR威 Engine Oil Filter or equivalent.
LZTR6AP11EG (Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm])
Premium Unleaded 91 Octane Only or Higher.
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission
Transfer Case
Axle Differential (Front-Rear)
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed
ATF+4威 product.
MOPAR威 NV146 Transfer Case Fluid or equivalent. Usage of other fluid/
lubricants is NOT recommended.
MOPAR威 Synthetic Gear & Axle Lubricant SAE 75W-140 (API-GL5) or
equivalent.
MOPAR威 DOT 3 Brake Fluid, 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.
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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CONTENTS
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▫ Required Maintenance Intervals . . . . . . . . . . 535
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in this
manual must be done at the times or mileages specified
to protect your vehicle warranty and ensure the best
vehicle performance and reliability. More frequent maintenance may be needed for vehicles in severe operating
conditions, such as dusty areas and very short trip
driving. Inspection and service should also be done
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The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
is required for your vehicle. Have your vehicle serviced
as soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
NOTE:
• The oil change indicator message will not monitor the
time since the last oil change. Change your vehicle’s
oil if it has been 6 months since your last oil change
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
On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
exceed 6,000 miles (10,000 km) or 6 months, whichever
equipped vehicles “Oil Change Required” will be discomes first.
played in the EVIC and a single chime will sound,
Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
indicating that an oil change is necessary.
message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
Based on engine operation conditions the oil change
scheduled oil change is performed by someone other
indicator message will illuminate, this means that service
than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by
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referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle • Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake
Information Center (EVIC)/Oil Change Required” in
master cylinder, and power steering and add as
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inneeded.
formation.
• Check all lights and other electrical items for correct
operation.
At Each Stop For Fuel
• Check the engine oil level about five minutes after a At Each Oil Change
fully warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level
while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the • Change the engine oil filter.
accuracy of the oil level reading. Add oil only when • Inspect the brake hoses and lines.
the level is at or below the ADD or MIN mark.
• Check the windshield washer solvent and add if
required.
Once A Month
CAUTION!
Failure to perform the required maintenance items
may result in damage to the vehicle.
• Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or Required Maintenance Intervals
damage.
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
• Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the terminals pages for the required maintenance intervals.
as required.
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12,000 Miles (20,000 km) or 12 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ 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.
❏ 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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18,000 Miles (30,000 km) or
18 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
24,000 Miles (40,000 km) or 24 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ 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.
❏ 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 engine oil and engine oil
filter.
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N ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
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N ❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
C ❏ Drain the transfer case and refill.
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❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
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36,000 Miles (60,000 km) or
36 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
42,000 Miles (70,000 km) or
42 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ 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.
❏ 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.
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48,000 Miles (80,000 km) or 48 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ 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.
❏ 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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54 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
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E ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
N ❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
A ❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
N ❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
C ❏ Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter(s) if using your vehicle for any of the
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66 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Drain the transfer case and refill.
❏ Inspect the accessory drive belt(s), replace if necessary.
❏ 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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72,000 Miles (120,000 km) or 72 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ 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.
❏ 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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Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
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N ❏ If using your vehicle for any of the
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Inspect the engine air cleaner filter;
replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if
necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends
and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all
parts for damage, wear, improper
looseness or end play; replace if
necessary.
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90,000 Miles (150,000 km) or
90 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Inspect and replace PCV valve if
necessary.
❏ Drain the transfer case and refill.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
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96,000 Miles (160,000 km) or 96 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the spark plugs.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ 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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102,000 Miles (170,000 km) or
102 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Flush and replace the engine coolant if
not done at 60 months.
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114,000 Miles (190,000 km) or
114 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if
necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends
and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all
parts for damage, wear, improper looseness
or end play; replace if necessary.
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120,000 Miles (200,000 km) or 120 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
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Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect exhaust system.
Change the automatic transmission fluid and 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.
❏ Drain the transfer case and refill.
❏ Inspect the accessory drive belt(s), replace if necessary.
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126,000 Miles (210,000 km) or
126 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
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T 132 Months Maintenance
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N ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
A ❏ If using your vehicle for any of the
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following: Dusty or off-road conditions.
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138,000 Miles (230,000 km) or
138 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if
necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends
and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all
parts for damage, wear, improper looseness
or end play; replace if necessary.
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Signature, Authorized Service Center
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 547 M
144,000 Miles (240,000 km) or 144 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ 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.
❏ 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.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
150,000 Miles (250,000 km) or
150 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Drain the transfer case and refill.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
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M 548 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
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WARNING!
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T • You can be badly injured working on or around a
E
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
N
A
have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
N
you have any doubt about your ability to perform
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a service job, take your vehicle to a competent
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mechanic.
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your
vehicle could result in a component malfunction
and effect vehicle handling and performance. This
could cause an accident
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
CONTENTS
䡵 Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your
Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or
Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . 553
▫ Prepare For The Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . 551
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 553
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551
䡵 Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 554
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . 551
䡵 MOPAR威 Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 554
䡵 If You Need Assistance
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551
䡵 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 554
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center . . . . . 552
▫ In The 50 United States And Washington,
D.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 554
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . 552
▫ In Mexico Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 555
䡵 Publication Order Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 555
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䡵 Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire
Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 557
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 557
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 557
▫ Temperature Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 558
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 551
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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552 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
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: (877) 426–5337
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 English / (800) 387–9983 French
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 553
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.
the manufacturer’s service contracts. If you purchased a
manufacturer’s service contract, you will receive Plan
Provisions and an Owner Identification Card in the mail
within three weeks of the vehicle delivery date. If you
have any questions about the service contract, call the
manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer
Hotline at 1-800-521-9922 (Canadian residents, call (800)
465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French).
The manufacturer will not stand behind any service
contract that is not the manufacturer’s service contract. It
is not responsible for any service contract other than the
manufacturer’s service contract. If you purchased a service contract that is not a manufacturer’s service contract,
and you require service after the manufacturer’s New
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 555
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.
defect to the Canadian government should contact Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations and
Recalls
at
1-800-333-0510
or
go
to
http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
To order the following manuals, you may use either the
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover orders are accepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–
9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
West Building, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also
obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from NOTE: A street address is required when ordering
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
http://www.safercar.gov.
• Service Manuals
In Canada
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the
should contact the Customer Service Department immeinformation that students and professional technicians
diately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
need in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving,
maintaining, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group
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LLC vehicles. A complete working knowledge of the • Owner’s Manuals
vehicle, system, and/or components is written in
These Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
straightforward language with illustrations, diagrams,
assistance of service and engineering specialists to
and charts.
acquaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC ve• Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
hicles. Included are starting, operating, emergency
and maintenance procedures as well as specifications,
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diacapabilities and safety tips.
grams, charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals make it easy for students and technicians Call toll free at:
to find and fix problems on computer-controlled ve• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
hicle systems and features. They show exactly how to
find and correct problems the first time, using step-by- • 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
step troubleshooting and drivability procedures,
Or
proven diagnostic tests and a complete list of all tools
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
and equipment.
• www.techauthority.com
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 557
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
The following tire grading categories were established by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
your vehicle.
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
Traction Grades
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction perforrequirements in addition to these grades.
mance.
Treadwear
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
WARNING!
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
times as well on the government course as a tire graded include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the peak traction characteristics.
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
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Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
INDEX
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Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) (Cruise Control) . . 201
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 501
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 491
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 492
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66,75
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74,79,96,290
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69,72,75
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . 70,72,75
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,298
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Antenna, Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Anti-Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500,529
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 502
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510
Assistance Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . 371
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393,508
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 508
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 508
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Auxiliary Electrical Outlet (Power Outlet) . . . . . . 262
INDEX 561
Auxiliary Power Outlet
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 490
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . 24
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,96
Blind Spot Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . 93
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523
Calibration, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 529
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 502
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95,450
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Cargo Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110,371
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 528
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Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator
Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81,84,86,89
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,86
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336,346
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Computer, Trip/Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) . . . . . . . 360
Conserving Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 553
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) . . . . . . . . . . 502
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 499
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 501
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 529
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 499,503
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 502
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 502
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 502
INDEX 563
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze)
Cruise Control (Speed Control) . . . .
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . 500,529 Driving
. . . . . . . . . . 201
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
. . . . . . . . . . 269
. . . . . . . . . . 551 Driving to Achieve Maximum Fuel Economy . . . . 315
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96,376
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 478
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 502
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Door Opener, Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Electrical Outlet, Auxiliary (Power Outlet) . . . . . . 262
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Electronic Roll Mitigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . 198,201
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292,300
Emergency, In Case of
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470
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Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472
Tow Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . 483
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481
Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 499
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 499
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,95,450
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446,529
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486,529
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 487
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 487,529
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 488
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 488
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . 76
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,95,450,496
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95,496
Exterior Finish Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . .
Engine Oil Disposal
Finish Care . . . . . . . . .
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470
INDEX 565
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98,292,525,526
Flipper Glass, Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 529
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Fluid Level Checks
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 499
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . 530
Fog Light Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292,525
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Forward Collision Warning . . . . . . . . . . . 225,309,333
Four-Way Hazard Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470
Front Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 506
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451,454
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446,529
Saver Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 529
Fuel Optimizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Fuel System Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 516
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Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . 451,454,482
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,26,140,223,446
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 514
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455,458
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455,458
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455
Hands-Free Phone (Uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hill Descent Control Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holder, Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HomeLink® (Garage Door Opener) Transmitter .
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INDEX 567
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,14
Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Inflation Pressure Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289,290
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515
Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . 516
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Inverter, Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Key, Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Keyless Enter-N-Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34,323,386
Keyless Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Keyless Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,323
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Kicker Sound System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for
CHildren) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,86
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472 Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Liftgate Flipper Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Liftgate Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
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Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98,180
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74,79,96,290
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 526
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . 418
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292,525
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 516
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523,524
Headlights On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Hill Descent Control Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . 290
Map Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187,244
Rear Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 526
Rear Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 526
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction
Indicator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 526
SmartBeams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . 293
Tow/Haul Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
INDEX 569
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98,180,525,526
Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
(LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,86
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine)
. . . . . 490
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Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 555
Memory Feature (Memory Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Memory Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Memory Seats and Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Exterior Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Mode
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484,554
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MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47,72,77
Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . 69,70,72,75
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 529
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 487
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 488
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 488
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 487,529
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 529
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482,483
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Overdrive OFF Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299,470
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . 5,555
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510
Paint Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Park Sense System, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
INDEX 571
Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Pets, Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Phone, Hands-Free (Uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . 425
Polishing and Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Lift Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . 262
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155,157
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255,258
Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . 196
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Programming Transmitters (Remote Keyless
Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap)
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rain Sensitive Wiper System . . . . . .
Rear Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Cross Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Cupholder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Park Sense System . . . . . . . . .
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . .
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . .
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432
502
371
193
506
241
152
269
231
171
280
279
279
10
572 INDEX
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 492
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Remote Control
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . 369
Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 554
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Retractable Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Roll Over Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 554
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,95
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 534
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,96
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . 56
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81,89
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
INDEX 573
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 514
Easy Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155,157
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Security Against Theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,298
Selec-Terrain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 487
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 553
Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction
Indicator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 555
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336,346
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98,292,525,526
SmartBeams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Sound System
Kicker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433,434
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574 INDEX
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . 198,201
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27,385
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Starting and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Steering
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195,196
Wheel, Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195,196
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379,522
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255,258
Sun Visor Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . 66
Sway Control, Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195,196
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . 371
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . 298
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Tie Down Hooks, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195,196
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . 425
Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
INDEX 575
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98,429,557
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425,426
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . 439
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 557
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462
Tow Hooks, Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476
Tow/Haul Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457,478
24-Hour Towing Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Behind a Motorhome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 478
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
Towing Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Towing Vehicle Behind a Motorhome . . . . . . . . . . 468
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462
Trailer Towing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
10
576 INDEX
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 508
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391,393,508
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless
Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Transmitter Programming (Remote Keyless
Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®) . . 246
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . 22
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292,525,526
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . .
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . .
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt
Upholstery Care . . . . . . . . . .
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uconnect™ (Hands-Free Phone) . . . . . . . . . .
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470
Warning, Roll Over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 554
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110
557
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Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426,454
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379,522
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 488
Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
INDEX 577
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190,495
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510
Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Waxing and Polishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42,257,261
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 495
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Wipers, Rain Sensitive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
10
INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING
EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this
vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio
frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone
equipment must be installed properly by trained personnel.
The following must be observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made directly to
the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible. The
negative power connection should be made to body sheet
metal adjacent to the negative battery connection. This
connection should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the roof
or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used in
mounting antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may affect
the accuracy or operation of the compass on vehicles so
equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and
routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use only
fully shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to ensure
a low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than
normal may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference
between the communications equipment and the vehicle’s
electronic systems.
Chrysler Group LLC
12WK742-126-AB
2nd Edition
Printed in U.S.A.