CanMore | Sport-Guide Mate | Owner`s manual | CanMore Sport-Guide Mate Owner`s manual

2013
OWNER’S MANUAL
Wrangler
Includes Wrangler Unlimited
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VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name
Chrysler Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the
name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood
alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking driver,
call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of features and equipment that are either standard or optional on
this vehicle. This manual may also include a description of
features and equipment that are no longer available or were
not ordered on this vehicle. Please disregard any features
and equipment described in this manual that are not on this
vehicle.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes in
design and specifications, and/or make additions to or
improvements to its products without imposing any obligation upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your
perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower,
and your judgment is impaired when you have been
drinking. Never drink and then drive.
Copyright © 2012 Chrysler Group LLC
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SECTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 537
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 559
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 633
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INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
䡵 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 䡵 WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
䡵 ROLLOVER WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 䡵 VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER . . . . . . . .8
䡵 HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 䡵 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS . . . .9
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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.
This is a specialized utility vehicle. It can go places and
perform tasks that conventional passenger cars are not
intended. It handles and maneuvers differently from
many passenger cars both on-road and off-road, so take
time to become familiar with your vehicle.
Before you start to drive this vehicle, read the Owner’s
Manual. Be sure you are familiar with all vehicle controls,
particularly those used for braking, steering, transmission, and transfer case shifting. Learn how your vehicle
handles on different road surfaces. Your driving skills
will improve with experience. When driving off-road or
working the vehicle, don’t overload the vehicle or expect
the vehicle to overcome the natural laws of physics.
Always observe federal, state, provincial and local laws
wherever you drive.
As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this
The two-wheel drive version of this vehicle was designed vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or a
for on-road use only. It is not intended for off-road collision. Refer to “On-Road/Off-Road Driving Tips” in
driving or use in other severe conditions suited for a “Starting And Operating” for further information.
four-wheel drive vehicle.
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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.
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 and the narrower track, if
NOTE: After reviewing the owner information, it this vehicle is out of control it may roll over when some
should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referenc- other vehicles may not.
ing and remain with the vehicle when sold.
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.
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6 INTRODUCTION
Do not attempt sharp turns, abrupt maneuvers, or other
unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle
control. Failure to operate this vehicle safely may result
in a collision, rollover of the vehicle, and severe or fatal
injury. Drive carefully.
Failure to use the driver and passenger seat belts provided is a major cause of severe or fatal injury. In a
rollover crash, an unbelted 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
symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
this Owner’s Manual:
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
This Owners Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in a collision or
bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you
do not read this entire Owners Manual, you may miss
important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the
left front corner of the instrument panel pad, visible from
outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This
number also appears underbody, on the right side of the
frame rail near the center of the vehicle, as well as on the
Automobile Information Disclosure Label affixed to a
window on your vehicle. Save this label for a convenient
record of your vehicle identification number and optional
equipment.
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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 collision resulting in serious injury or
death.
Vehicle Identification Number
NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN plate.
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
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CONTENTS
䡵 A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 䡵 ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . .21
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 䡵 REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 SENTRY KEY威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ To Unlock The Doors And Swing Gate
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ Remote Key Unlock On First Press . . .
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ To Lock The Doors And Swing Gate . .
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Sound Horn On Lock . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED .19
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Rearming The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ To Turn Off Flash Lights With Lock . .
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
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▫ Programming Additional Transmitters. . . . . . . .26 䡵 DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .27
▫ Power Door Locks — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .38
䡵 REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear
Doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 䡵 WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
䡵 DOORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
▫ Power Windows — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .41
▫ Upper Half Door Window Removal — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
䡵 REAR SWING GATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Upper Half Door Window Installation — If
䡵 OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . .
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Front Door Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
▫ Rear Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Retractor
▫ Rear Door Removal (Four-Door Models) . . . . . .34
Lockout — Four-Door Models Only . . . .
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▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . .55
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▫ Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . .55
▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . .67
▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . .56
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR)
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . .61
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
— Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
䡵 ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS . . . .98
䡵 SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
▫ Transporting Passengers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
The keys for your new vehicle are enclosed in a plastic
bag with the key code number on it. If you received your
keys without the bag, ask your authorized dealer to give
you the number. The key code can also be obtained by
your authorized dealer from your vehicle invoice.
Ignition Key Removal
1. Place the shift lever in PARK (if equipped with an
automatic transmission).
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC (ACCESSORY)
position.
Ignition Switch Positions
1 — LOCK
2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)
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3 — ON/RUN
4 — START
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3. Push the ignition key inward.
WARNING! (Continued)
4. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position, and
remove the key.
WARNING!
• Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking
brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and remove the Key Fob from the ignition. When leaving
the vehicle, always lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• 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 the ignition in the ACC or ON/RUN
position. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove key from the ignition and lock all doors
when leaving the vehicle unattended.
(Continued)
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NOTE: A key that has not been programmed is also
Opening the driver’s door when the key is in the ignition considered an invalid key, even if it is cut to fit the
ignition switch lock cylinder for that vehicle.
sounds a signal to remind you to remove the key.
NOTE: The Key-In-Ignition reminder only sounds when During normal operation, after turning on the ignition
the ignition key is placed in the LOCK or ACC position. switch, 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
SENTRY KEY姞
electronics. In addition, if the Vehicle Security Light
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer System prevents unauthorbegins to flash after the bulb check, it indicates that
ized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
someone used an invalid key to try to start the engine.
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
Either of these conditions will result in the engine being
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
shut off after two seconds.
or unlocked.
If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal
The system uses ignition keys that have an embedded
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10 secelectronic chip (transponder) to prevent unauthorized veonds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics.
hicle operation. Therefore, only keys that are programmed
Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as
to the vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle.
possible by an authorized dealer.
The system will shut the engine off in two seconds if
someone uses an invalid key to try to start the engine.
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer system is not compatible with some after-market remote starting systems.
Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting
problems and loss of security protection.
Always remove the Sentry Keys威 from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
All of the keys provided with your new vehicle have
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
Replacement Keys
NOTE: Only keys that are programmed to the vehicle
electronics can be used to start and operate the vehicle.
Once a Sentry Key威 is programmed to a vehicle, it cannot
be programmed to any other vehicle.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
required for authorized dealer replacement of keys. Duplication of keys may be performed at an authorized
dealer or by following the customer key programming
procedure. This procedure consists of programming a
blank key to the vehicle electronics. A blank key is one
that has never been programmed.
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key威 Immobilizer System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an
authorized dealer.
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4. Insert a blank Sentry Key威 into the ignition switch.
Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position
If you have two valid Sentry Keys威, you can program
within 60 seconds. After 10 seconds, a single chime
new Sentry Keys威 to the system by performing the
will sound. In addition, the Vehicle Security Light will
following procedure:
stop flashing. To indicate that programming is com1. Cut the additional Sentry Key威 Transponder blank(s)
plete, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on again for
to match the ignition switch lock cylinder key code.
three seconds and then turn off.
Customer Key Programming
2. Insert the first valid key into the ignition switch. Turn
the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position for at
least three seconds, but no longer than 15 seconds.
Then, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position
and remove the first key.
The new Sentry Key威 is programmed. The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter will also be programmed
during this procedure.
Repeat this procedure to program up to eight keys. If you
do not have a programmed Sentry Key威, contact your
3. Insert the second valid key into the ignition switch. authorized dealer for details.
Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position
within 15 seconds. After 10 seconds, a chime will
sound. In addition, the Vehicle Security Light will
begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
position and remove the second key.
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NOTE: If a programmed key is lost, see your authorized
dealer to have all remaining keys erased from the system’s memory. This will prevent the lost key from
starting your vehicle. The remaining keys must then be
reprogrammed. All vehicle keys must be taken to an
authorized dealer at the time of service to be reprogrammed.
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors,
swing gate, and ignition for unauthorized operation.
While the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, interior
switches for door locks are disabled. The Vehicle Security
Alarm provides both audible and visible signals when
alarming. The horn will sound, the headlights will turn
on, the park lamps and/or turn signals will flash repeatGeneral Information
edly for three minutes. If the disturbance is still present
The Sentry Key威 system complies with FCC rules Part 15
(driver’s door, passenger door, other doors, ignition) after
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is
three minutes, the headlights, park lamps and/or turn
subject to the following conditions:
signals will flash for an additional 15 minutes.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
NOTE: The Panic Alarm and the Vehicle Security Alarm
• This device must accept any interference that may be are quite different. Please take a moment to activate the
received, including interference that may cause unde- Panic Alarm and the Vehicle Security Alarm to hear the
sired operation.
differences in the horn. In case one should go off in the
future, you will need to know which mode has been
activated in order to deactivate it.
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Vehicle Security Alarm is successfully set, the Vehicle
Security Light will flash at a slower rate to indicate the
If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
Vehicle Security Alarm is armed.
disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn off the
horn after three minutes, turn off all of the visual signals To Disarm The System
after 15 minutes, and then the Vehicle Security Alarm will
To disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm, you will need to
rearm itself.
press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter, or
To Arm The System
turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position. If
The Vehicle Security Alarm will set when you use the something has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to lock the doors your absence, the horn will sound three times and the
and swing gate, or when you use the power door lock exterior lights blink three times when you unlock the
switch while the door is open. After all the doors are doors. Check the vehicle for tampering.
Rearming The System
locked and closed, the Vehicle Security Light (located on
the instrument cluster) will flash rapidly for about 16
seconds to signal that the Vehicle Security Alarm is
arming. During this 16-second arming period, opening
any door or the swing gate will cancel the arming. If the
The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
Vehicle Security Alarm will arm unexpectedly. If you
remain in the vehicle and lock the doors with the RKE
transmitter, once the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed
(after 16 seconds), when you pull the door handle to exit,
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the alarm will sound. If this occurs, press the UNLOCK
button on the RKE transmitter to disarm the Vehicle
Security Alarm. You may also accidentally disarm the
Vehicle Security Alarm by unlocking the driver’s door
with the key and then locking it. The door will be locked
but the Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm.
NOTE:
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.
The lights will fade to off after approximately 30 seconds
or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition
switch is turned to ON/RUN from the OFF position.
• Unlocking the doors with the manual door lock plung- NOTE:
ers or the driver’s door lock cylinder will not disarm
• The front courtesy overhead console and door courthe Vehicle Security Alarm.
tesy lights will turn on if the dimmer control is in the
⬙Dome ON⬙ position (extreme top position).
• When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior
power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.
• The Illuminated Entry system will not operate if the
dimmer control is in the “Dome defeat” position
ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED
(extreme bottom position).
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) —
IF EQUIPPED
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors, swing
gate, and activate the Panic Alarm from a maximum
distance of 66 ft (20 m) using a Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter. The RKE transmitter does not need to be
pointed at the vehicle to activate the system.
NOTE: The line of transmission must not be blocked
with metal objects.
To Unlock The Doors And Swing Gate
Press and release the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button
once to unlock the driver’s door only, or twice to unlock
all the doors and swing gate. When the RKE transmitter
UNLOCK button is pressed, the Illuminated Entry will
initiate and the parking lights will flash twice.
Remote Key Unlock On First Press
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
the driver’s side, or all doors and swing gate on the first
press of the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter.
Three Button RKE Transmitter
• For vehicles equipped with an Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
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• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, the Remote Security Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound.
Unlock feature can be enabled or disabled by perform- Press the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button to deactivate
the Vehicle Security Alarm.
ing the following steps:
1. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed 5. If the desired programming was not achieved or to
reactivate this feature, repeat the above steps.
RKE transmitter.
2. Continue to hold the RKE transmitter LOCK button for
at least four seconds, but not longer than 10 seconds,
then press and hold the RKE transmitter UNLOCK
button.
3. Release both buttons at the same time.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter while you are inside the vehicle will activate the
Vehicle Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle
Security Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound.
Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle
Security Alarm.
4. Test this feature while outside of the vehicle by pressing
To Lock The Doors And Swing Gate
the LOCK/UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter.
Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitNOTE: Pressing the RKE transmitter LOCK button
ter to lock all doors. The turn signals will flash and the
while you are inside of the vehicle will activate the
horn will chirp once to acknowledge the lock signal.
Vehicle Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle
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Sound Horn On Lock
The “Sound Horn On Lock” feature can be reactivated by
repeating this procedure.
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be Using The Panic Alarm
turned on or turned off. To change the current setting,
To turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, press and hold
proceed as follows:
the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Electronic second and release. When the Panic Alarm is activated,
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings the headlights will turn on, the park lights will flash, the
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding horn will pulse on and off and the interior lights will
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
turn on.
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
you turn it off by pressing the PANIC button a second
following steps:
time, or if the vehicle speed is 5 mph (8 km/h) or greater.
1. Press the RKE transmitter LOCK button for 4 to
NOTE: When you turn off the Panic Alarm by pressing
10 seconds.
the PANIC button a second time, you may have to move
2. While the LOCK button is pressed (after four seconds),
closer to the vehicle due to the radio frequency noises of
press the RKE transmitter PANIC button. Release both
the system.
buttons.
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3. Test the “Flash Lights With Lock” feature outside of
the vehicle by pressing the RKE transmitter LOCK
This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when
button with the ignition in the LOCK position and the
the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmitkey removed.
ter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change
the current setting, proceed as follows:
NOTE: Pressing the RKE transmitter LOCK button while
you
are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle Security
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Electronic
Alarm.
Opening a door with the Vehicle Security Alarm
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings
activated
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the RKE
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding
transmitter
UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Security Alarm.
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
The “Flash Lights With Lock” feature can be reactivated
following steps:
by repeating this procedure.
1. Press the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button for 4 to
10 seconds.
To Turn Off Flash Lights With Lock
2. While the UNLOCK button is pressed, (after four
seconds) press the RKE transmitter LOCK button.
Release both buttons.
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Programming Additional Transmitters
Refer to Sentry Key威 “Customer Key Programming.”
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
If you do not have a programmed RKE transmitter,
If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
contact your authorized dealer for details.
distance, check for these two conditions:
General Information
1. Weak battery in the RKE transmitter. The expected life
This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules and with
of a battery is five years.
RS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
following conditions:
tower, airport transmitter, military base, and some
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
mobile or CB radios.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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Transmitter Battery Replacement
The recommended replacement battery is CR2032.
NOTE: Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
2
1. With the RKE transmitter buttons facing down, use a
flat blade screwdriver to pry the two halves of the RKE
transmitter apart. Use extreme care not to damage the
seal or internal components.
Separating RKE Transmitter Halves
2. Remove and replace the battery. Avoid touching the
new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it
with rubbing alcohol.
3. To reassemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two
halves together.
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REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
• Hood closed
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still
maintaining security. The system has a range of
approximately 300 ft (91 m).
• Hazard switch off
NOTE:
• RKE PANIC button not pressed
• Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
• Ignition key removed from ignition switch
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
• The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic • System not disabled from previous remote start event
transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
• Vehicle theft alarm not active
• Obstructions between the vehicle and RKE transmitter
may reduce this range.
WARNING!
How To Use Remote Start
All of the following conditions must be met before the
engine will remote start:
• Shift lever in PARK
• 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.
• Doors closed
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Keep Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters
away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls
could cause serious injury or death.
The EVIC message stays active until the ignition is turned
to the ON/RUN position.
To Enter Remote Start
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
Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped
(if programmed). Then, the engine will start and the
The following messages will display in the EVIC if the vehicle will remain in the Remote Start mode for a
vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start pre- 15-minute cycle.
maturely:
NOTE:
• Remote Start Aborted — Door Ajar
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
Remote Start mode.
• Remote Start Aborted — Hood Ajar
• Remote Start Aborted — Fuel Low
• Remote Start Aborted — L/Gate Ajar
• For security, power window operation is disabled
when the vehicle is in the Remote Start mode.
• Remote Start Aborted — System Fault
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• The engine can be started two consecutive times (two
15-minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However,
the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON/RUN
position before you can repeat the start sequence for a
third cycle.
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
Vehicle
Press and release the REMOTE START button one time or
allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shut downs, the system
Remote start will also cancel if any of the following occur: will disable the one time press of the REMOTE START
button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote
• The engine stalls or RPM exceeds 2500
Start request.
• Any engine warning lamps come on
To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
• The hood is opened
Before the end of the 15-minute cycle, press and release
• The hazard switch is pressed
the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock
the doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
• The transmission is moved out of PARK
equipped). Then, insert the key into the ignition switch
• The brake pedal is pressed
and turn the switch to the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN
position in order to drive the vehicle.
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DOORS
CAUTION!
2
Careless handling and storage of the removable door
panels may damage the seals, causing water to leak
into the vehicle’s interior.
Upper Half Door Window Removal — If Equipped
Grasp the half door window and pull upward.
Upper Half Door Window
Upper Half Door Window Installation —
If Equipped
1. Grasp the half door window and line up the pins with
the pockets in the lower door.
2. Push down to ensure the half door window is fully
seated.
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Front Door Removal
WARNING!
Do not drive your vehicle on public roads with the
doors removed as you will lose the protection that
they can provide. This procedure is furnished for use
during off-road operation only.
1. Roll down the glass window to prevent any damage.
2. Remove the hinge pin screws from the upper and
lower outside hinges (using a #T50 Torx威 head driver).
Hinge Pin Screw
NOTE: The hinge pin screws and nuts can be stowed in
3. Unplug the wiring harness connector under the instruthe rear cargo tray located under the rear loadfloor.
ment panel by pressing the tab at the top of the
connector and pulling to disconnect.
NOTE: If the red latch on the connector is locked, push
the red latch down until you can only see the latch on one
end (top) of the connector. This will unlock the connector
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tab, allowing the tab to be pressed down and enabling the
harness to be disconnected.
4. Unhook the door strap from the body hook. Be careful
not to allow the door to swing fully open as the mirror
may damage the paint.
5. With the door open, lift the door to clear the hinge pins
from their hinges and remove the door.
NOTE: Doors are heavy; use caution when removing
them.
To reinstall the door(s), perform the previous steps in the
opposite order.
Door Strap/Harness Location
1 — Harness Connector
2 — Body Hook
3 — Door/Harness Strap
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Rear Door Removal (Four-Door Models)
WARNING!
Do not drive your vehicle on public roads with the
doors removed as you will lose the protection that
they can provide. This procedure is furnished for use
during off-road operation only.
1. Roll down the glass window to prevent any damage.
2. Remove the hinge pin screws from the upper and
lower outside hinges (using a #T50 Torx威 head driver).
Hinge Pin Screw
NOTE: The hinge pin screws and nuts can be stowed in
3. Slide the front seat(s) fully forward.
the rear cargo tray located under the rear loadfloor.
4. Remove the trim access door from the bottom of the
B-pillar.
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Trim Access Door
5. Unplug the wiring harness connector.
Red Connector Latch
6. Unhook the door strap from the body hook.
NOTE: If the red latch on the connector is locked, push 7. With the door open, lift the door to clear the hinge pins
the red latch to the right until you can only see the latch
from their hinges and remove the door.
on one end (right) of the connector. This will unlock the
connector tab, allowing the tab to be pressed down and
enabling the harness to be disconnected.
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NOTE: Doors are heavy; use caution when removing
them.
To reinstall the door(s), perform the previous steps in the
opposite order.
DOOR LOCKS
Manual Door Locks
All doors are equipped with an interior rocker-type door
lock lever. To lock a door when leaving your vehicle,
press the rocker lever forward to the LOCK position and
close the door. To UNLOCK the door press the rocker
lever rearward.
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WARNING!
Manual Door Lock (Half Doors)
NOTE: The ignition key that is used to start the vehicle
is used to lock or unlock the doors, swing gate, glove
compartment, and console storage.
• For personal security reasons and safety in a collision, 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 in or near the vehicle. A child
could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
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Power Door Locks — If Equipped
WARNING!
The power door lock switch is located on each front door
panel. Press the switch forward to lock the doors, and
rearward to unlock the doors.
Power Door Lock Switch
• For personal security reasons and safety in a collision, 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 in or near the vehicle. A child
could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
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Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit Programming
When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically
when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). The
auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by your
authorized dealer . Please see your authorized dealer for
service.
The “Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit” feature can be
enabled or disabled as follows:
Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit
1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition.
2. Cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON/
RUN and then back to LOCK four times ending up in
the LOCK position.
The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with
3. Press the power door unlock switch to unlock the
power door locks if:
doors.
1. The “Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit” feature is
4. A single chime will indicate the completion of the
enabled.
programming.
2. The vehicle speed returned to 0 mph (0 km/h) and the
5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
transmission shift lever is in NEUTRAL or PARK.
its previous setting.
3. The driver door is opened.
NOTE: Use the “Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit”
4. The doors were not previously unlocked.
feature in accordance with local laws.
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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 ignition key into the lock and
rotate to the LOCK or UNLOCK position.
Child-Protection Door Lock Function
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the opposite rear door.
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.
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NOTE: For emergency exit with the system engaged,
move the rocker lever rearward (unlocked position), roll
down the window and open the door with the outside
door handle.
2
WINDOWS
Power Windows — If Equipped
The power window switches are located on the instrument panel below the radio. Press the switch downward
to open the window and upward to close the window.
Power Window Switches
The top left switch controls the left front window and the
top right switch controls the right front window.
NOTE: The switches will continue to function for up to
10 minutes after the ignition key has been turned to the
LOCK position, or until a front door is opened.
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Four-Door Models
The lower left switch controls the left rear passenger
window, and the lower right switch controls the right
rear passenger window.
Window Lockout Switch — Four-Door Models
The window lockout switch (located between the front
window switches) allows you to disable the rear window
switches that are located on the back of the center floor
console. To disable the window controls, press the winAuto-Down
dow lockout button downward. To enable the window
Both the driver and front passenger window switches controls, press the window lockout button upward.
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.
To stop the window from going all the way down during
the Auto-Down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
To partially open the window, press halfway to the first
detent and release it when you want the window to stop.
Window Lockout Switch
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Rear Power Windows — Four-Door Models
The rear passenger window switches are located on the
back of the center floor console. Press the switch downward to open the window and upward to close the
window.
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 in certain open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized
by adjusting the window opening.
Rear Power Window Switches (Four-Door Models)
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NOTE: Close the rear flip-up window before attempting
REAR SWING GATE
The rear swing gate can be unlocked by using the key, to close the swing gate (hard top models only).
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, or by activating
CAUTION!
the power door lock switches located on the front doors.
To open the swing gate, press the button on the gate Do not press on rear wiper blade when closing the
handle.
rear flip-up window, as damage to the blade will
result.
WARNING!
Driving with the flip-up window open can allow
poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and
your passengers could be injured by these fumes.
Keep the flip-up window closed when you are operating the vehicle.
Gate Handle
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• All seat belt systems (except the driver’s) include
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALRs), which lock the
Some of the most important safety features in your
seat belt webbing into position by extending the belt
vehicle are the restraint systems:
all the way out and then adjusting the belt to the
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for the driver and
desired length to restrain a child seat or secure a large
all passengers
item in a seat — if equipped
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
• Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front Please pay close attention to the information in this
passenger
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) — if properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
possible.
equipped
• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
wheel
for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
• Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants
infant and child restraint systems. For more information
on LATCH, refer to Lower Anchors and Tether for
• Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners that may
CHildren (LATCH).
enhance occupant protection by managing occupant
energy during an impact event
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NOTE: The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage
inflator design. This allows the air bag to have different
rates of inflation based on several factors, including the
severity and type of collision.
Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat
belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or beltpositioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow
risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride their arm.
buckled up in a rear seat.
If a child from 1 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child
seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat
WARNING!
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
Infants in rear facing child restraints should never (Refer to “Child Restraints”)
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.
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You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
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.
5. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
under ⴖIf You Need Assistanceⴖ.
WARNING!
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
air bags.
• 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.
• Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) need room to
inflate. Do not lean against the door or window.
Sit upright in the center of the seat.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or
other passengers, or you can be thrown out of the
vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your
vehicle are buckled up properly.
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 collisions.
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even This feature allows the shoulder part of the belt to move
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver freely with you under normal conditions. However, in a
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen collision the belt will lock and reduce the risk of you
far away from home or on your own street.
striking the inside of the vehicle or being thrown out.
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of a collision the best.
• Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear
your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers
safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in a collision, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
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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 the front
seat and next to your arm in the rear seat. Grasp the
latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate
up the webbing as far as necessary to allow the belt to
go around your lap.
Gate Handle
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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.”
Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle
WARNING!
• A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will
not protect you properly. The lap portion could ride
too high on your body, possibly causing internal
injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle
nearest you.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you properly. In a sudden stop you could move too far
forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear
your seat belt snugly.
• A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the
vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck
injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause internal
injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder bones.
Wear the belt over your shoulder so that your strongest bones will take the force in a collision.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during a collision. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
NOTE: The Seat Belt Reminder Light will remain on
until the driver and front passenger (if equipped with
front passenger BeltAlert威) seat belt is buckled. For
further information, refer to “Enhanced Seat Belt Use
Reminder System (BeltAlert威)”.
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull
up on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is
too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt.
A snug belt reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in
a collision.
Removing Slack From Belt
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WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be at the
strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your abdomen. Always wear the lap part of your seat belt as
low as possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt may 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.
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will withdraw any slack in the belt.
6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate down the
webbing to allow the belt to retract fully.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.).
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Rear Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Retractor
Lockout — Four-Door Models Only
WARNING!
This feature is designed to lock the retractor whenever
the 60% rear seatback is not fully latched. This prevents
someone from wearing the rear center lap/shoulder belt
when the rear seatback is not fully latched.
NOTE:
• If the rear center lap/shoulder belt cannot be pulled
out, check that the rear seatback is fully latched.
• If the rear seatback is properly latched and the rear
center lap/shoulder belt still cannot be pulled out, the
Automatic-Locking Retractor (ALR) system may be
activated. To reset this feature you must let all of the
belt webbing return into the retractor. You will not be
able to pull out more webbing until all of the webbing
has been returned back into the retractor.
The rear center lap/shoulder belt is equipped with a
lock-out feature to ensure that the rear seatback is in
the fully upright and locked position when occupied.
If the rear seatback is not fully upright and locked
and the rear center lap/shoulder belt can be pulled
out of the retractor, the vehicle should immediately
be taken to your authorized dealer for service. Failure
to follow this warning could result in serious or fatal
injury.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/ In the front seat positions, the shoulder belt anchorage
can be adjusted upward or downward to position the belt
shoulder belt.
away from your neck. Push in on the anchorage near
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the your outside shoulder and slide it up or down to reach
anchor point.
the position that serves you best.
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.
Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt
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Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
WARNING!
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR)
which are used to secure a child restraint system. For
additional information, refer to “Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt” under the “Child
Restraints” section. The chart below defines the type of
As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will feature for each seating position.
prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average,
Driver
Center
Passenger
you will prefer a higher position. When you release the
First Row
N/A
N/A
ALR
anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that
Second
Row
ALR
ALR
ALR
it is locked in position.
Position the shoulder belt height adjusters so that the
belt rests across the middle of your shoulder. Failure
to adjust the safety belt properly could reduce the
effectiveness of the seat belt and increase the risk of
injury in a collision.
• N/A — Not Applicable
• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
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If the passenger seating position is equipped with an on all passenger-seating positions with a combination
lap/shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode anyALR and is being used for normal usage:
time a child safety seat is installed in a seating position that
Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably
has a belt with this feature. Children 12 years old and
wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not
under should always be properly restrained in the rear
activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a
seat.
ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing
to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfort1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
ably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click.⬙
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
the entire belt is extracted.
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) —
If Equipped
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre-locked.
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
The belt will still retract to remove any slack in the
shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is available
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How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Energy Management Feature
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.
This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy
Management feature in the front seating positions to help
further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on
collision.
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.
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly
could increase the risk of injury in collisions.
Seat Belt Pretensioners
The seat belts for both front seating positions are
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision.
These devices may improve the performance of the seat
belt by assuring that the belt is tight about the occupant
early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occupants, including those in child restraints.
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be
worn snugly and positioned properly.
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretensioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or
a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert姞)
BeltAlert威 is a feature intended to remind the driver and
front passenger (if equipped with front passenger
BeltAlert威) to fasten their seat belts. The feature is active
whenever the ignition is on. If the driver or front seat
passenger is unbelted, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will
turn on and remain on until both front seat belts are
fastened.
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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.
After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder
Light remains illuminated until the respective seat belts
are fastened. The driver should instruct all other occupants to fasten their seat belts. If a front seat belt is
unbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than 5 mph
(8 km/h), BeltAlert威 will provide both audio and visual
notification.
The front passenger seat BeltAlert威 is not active when the
front passenger seat is unoccupied. BeltAlert威 may be
triggered when an animal or heavy object is on the front
passenger seat or when the seat is folded flat (if
equipped). It is recommended that pets be restrained in
the rear seat in pet harnesses or pet carriers that are
secured by seat belts, and cargo is properly stowed.
BeltAlert威 can be enabled or disabled by your authorized
dealer. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend deactivating 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
BeltAlert威) seat belt remains unfastened.
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dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
We recommend that pregnant women use seat belts
long enough. When it is not required, remove the exthroughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
tender and store it.
the best way to keep the baby safe.
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is a collision.
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
WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use
when the seat belt is not long enough when it is worn
low and snug, and in the recommended seating
positions. Remove and store the extender when not
needed.
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Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the
driver and right front passenger as a supplement to the
seat belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front
Air Bag is mounted in the steering wheel. The Advanced
Front Passenger Air Bag is mounted in the instrument
panel, above the glove compartment. The letters SRS are
embossed on the air bag covers.
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
1 — Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bags
2 — Knee Bolster
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NOTE: The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air This vehicle may be equipped with Supplemental SeatBags are certified to new Federal regulations.
Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB). The SABs are marked with
The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage inflator an air bag label sewn into the outboard side of the front
seats.
design. This allows the air bag to have different rates of
inflation that are based on several factors, including the NOTE:
severity and type of collision.
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front
but they will open during air bag deployment.
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the
inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon • After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an
authorized dealer immediately.
seat position.
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether
the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The
seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the
Advanced Front Air Bags.
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Air Bag System Components
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag The Advanced Front Air Bag system has multistage
driver and front passenger air bags. This system provides
system components:
output appropriate to the severity and type of collision as
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC),
• Air Bag Warning Light
which may receive information from the front impact
sensors.
• Steering Wheel and Column
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.
• Instrument Panel
• Knee Impact Bolster
• Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
• Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
WARNING!
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch,
and Seat Track Position Sensors
• 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)
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.
• If your vehicle is equipped with Supplemental
Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB), do not use
accessory seat covers or place objects between you
and the SAB; the performance could be adversely
affected and/or objects could be pushed into you,
causing serious injury.
• If your vehicle is equipped with SAB, do not attach
cupholders or any other objects on or around the
door. The inflating SAB could drive the objects
into occupants, causing serious injury.
• Do not cover or place items on the air bag covers.
These items may cause serious injury during inflation.
• Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in
any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster
such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band radios,
etc.
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When the air bag deploys, it opens the seam between the
front and side of the seat’s trim cover. Each air bag
deploys independently; a left side impact deploys the left
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) may
provide enhanced protection to help protect an occupant air bag only and a right-side impact deploys the right air
bag only.
during a side impact. The SAB is marked with an air bag
label sewn into the outboard side of the front seats.
NOTE:
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags
(SAB) — If Equipped
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
but they will open during air bag deployment.
• Being too close to the SAB during deployment could
cause you to be severely injured or killed.
Knee Impact Bolsters
The Knee Impact Bolster helps protect the knees of the
front passenger, and position the front occupant for the
best interaction with the Advanced Front Air Bag.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag Location
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Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Air Bags work with the Supplemental Driver Side Knee
Air Bag and the passenger side knee bolster to provide
improved protection for the driver and front passenger.
Side air bags also work with seat belts to improve
occupant protection.
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.
The Advanced Front Air Bags will not deploy in all
frontal collisions, including some that may produce
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
substantial vehicle damage — for example, some pole
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system collisions, truck underrides, and angle offset collisions.
required for this vehicle.
On the other hand, depending on the type and location of
The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or impact, Advanced Front Air Bags may deploy in crashes
with little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a
side air bags is required in a frontal or side collision.
Based on the impact sensor’s signals, a central electronic severe initial deceleration.
ORC deploys the Advanced Front Air Bags, Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) — if equipped, and
front seat belt pretensioners, as required, depending on
the severity and type of impact.
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
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The side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions. The ORC contains a backup power supply system that
Side air bag deployment will depend on the severity and may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power or
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
type of collision.
Also, the ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning
Light for 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
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all crashes,
system, it turns on the Air Bag Warning Light either
and also are needed to help keep you in position, away
momentarily or continuously. A single chime will sound
from an inflating air bag.
if the light comes on again after initial startup.
The ORC also monitors the readiness of the electronic
It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instruparts of the air bag system whenever the ignition switch
ment cluster Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is
is in the START or ON/RUN positions. If the key is in the
noted that could affect the air bag system. The diagnosLOCK position, in the ACC position, or not in the
tics also record the nature of the malfunction.
ignition, the air bag system is not on and the air bags will
not inflate.
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.
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WARNING!
Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the air bags
to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on as a bulb check when the ignition is first turned
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have an authorized dealer service the
air bag system immediately.
Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units
When the ORC detects a collision requiring the Advanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A large
quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
Advanced Front Air Bags. Different air bag inflation rates
are possible, based on several factors, including the
collision type and severity. The steering wheel hub trim
cover and the upper right side of the instrument panel
separate and fold out of the way as the air bags inflate to
their full size. The air bags fully inflate in about 50 to
70 milliseconds. This is about half of the time it takes to
blink your eyes. The air bags then quickly deflate while
helping to restrain the driver and front passenger.
The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag The Advanced Front Air Bag gas is vented through the
Inflator Units are located in the center of the steering vent holes in the sides of the air bag. In this way, the air
wheel and on the right side of the instrument panel. bags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle.
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Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
Inflator Units — If Equipped
Front And Side Impact Sensors
In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the ORC
The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags Inflator in determining appropriate response to impact events.
Units (if equipped) are designed to activate only in
Enhanced Accident Response System
certain side collisions.
In the event of an impact causing air bag deployment, if
The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side the communication network remains intact, and the
air bags to inflate, based on several factors, including the power remains intact, depending on the nature of the
severity and type of collision.
event the ORC will determine whether to have the
Based on several factors, including the severity and type Enhanced Accident Response System perform the followof collision, the side air bag inflator on the crash side of ing functions:
the vehicle is triggered releasing a quantity of non-toxic • Cut off fuel to the engine.
gas. The inflating SAB exits through the seat seam into
the space between the occupant and the door. The SAB • Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
until the ignition key is turned off.
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 especially applies to children.
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• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
the battery has power or until the ignition key is or all of the following may occur:
removed.
• The nylon air bag material may sometimes cause
abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and
• Unlock the doors automatically.
front passenger as the air bags deploy and unfold. The
In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those
functions after an event, the ignition switch must be
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium
changed from IGN ON to IGN OFF.
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
If A Deployment Occurs
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
immediately after deployment.
immediately.
NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
the air bag system.
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• As the air bags deflate you may see some smoke-like • Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
deployed. If you are involved in another collision, the
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for air
air bags will not be in place to protect you.
bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the
skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
WARNING!
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation • Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot protect you in another collision. Have the air
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
bags, seat belt pretensioner, and seat belt retractor
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s inassembly replaced by an authorized dealer immestructions for cleaning.
diately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) system serviced as well.
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Maintaining Your Air Bag System
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.
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 or vehicle body structure,
or add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• You need proper knee impact protection in a collision. Do not mount or locate any aftermarket
equipment on or behind the knee bolsters.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
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 remains on after the four to
eight-second interval.
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving.
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.
• 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.
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These data can help provide a better understanding of
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
(EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a
certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by
bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will the EDR under normal driving conditions and no perassist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems per- sonal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location)
formed. The EDR is designed to record data related to are recorded. However, other parties, such as law envehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of forcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle personally identifying data routinely acquired during a
is designed to record such data as:
crash investigation.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating; To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts
In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
were buckled/fastened;
such as law enforcement, that have the special equip• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the ment, can read the information if they have access to the
accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
vehicle or the EDR.
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
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Child Restraints
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
times, including babies and children. Every state in the
United States, and every Canadian province, requires
that small children ride in proper restraint systems. This
is the law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
Children 12 years or younger should ride properly
buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seats rather than in the front.
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
seat Owner’s Manual to make sure you have the correct
seat for your child.
Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it
has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. You should also make sure that you can install
it in the vehicle where you will use it.
NOTE: For additional information, refer to
www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. Canadian residents should refer to Transport Canada’s website for additional information: http://www.tc.gc.ca/
eng/roadsafety/safedrivers-childsafety-index-53.htm
WARNING!
In a collision, an unrestrained child can become a
projectile inside the vehicle. The force required to
hold even an infant on your lap could become so
great that you could not hold the child, no matter
how strong you are. The child and others could be
badly injured. Any child riding in your vehicle
should be in a proper restraint for the child’s size.
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Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
Infants and Toddlers
Small Children
Larger Children
Children Too Large
for Child Restraints
Child Size, Height, Weight or Age
Children who are two years old or
younger and who have not reached the
height or weight limits of their child
restraint
Children who are at least two years old or
who have out-grown the height or weight
limit of their rear-facing child restraint
Children who have out-grown their
forward-facing child restraint, but are too
small to properly fit the vehicle’s seat belt
Children 12 years old or younger, who
have out-grown the height or weight limit
of their booster seat
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Recommended Type of Child Restraint
Either an Infant Carrier or a Convertible
Child Restraint, facing rearward in the rear
seat of the vehicle
Forward-Facing Child Restraint with a
five-point Harness, facing forward in the
rear seat of the vehicle
Belt Positioning Booster Seat and the
vehicle seat belt, seated in the rear seat
of the vehicle
Vehicle Seat Belt, seated in the rear seat of
the vehicle
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their infant carrier but are still less than at least two years
old. Children should remain rearward-facing until they
Safety experts recommend that children ride rearwardreach the highest weight or height allowed by their
facing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until
convertible child seat.
they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear
facing child safety seat. Two types of child restraints can
WARNING!
be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and convertible
child seats.
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
Infants And Child Restraints
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
air bag. A deploying passenger Advanced Front
Air Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child
12 years or younger, including a child in a rearward
facing infant seat.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a rear
seat.
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Older Children And Child Restraints
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown
their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forwardfacing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and
convertible child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children who are over two years old or who
have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of
their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should
remain in a forward-facing child seat with a harness for
as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height
allowed by the child seat.
All children whose weight or height is above the
forward-facing limit for the child seat should use a
belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts
fit properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over
the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s back is against
the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning booster
seat. The child and belt-positioning booster seat are held
in the vehicle by the seat belt.
WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s
directions exactly when installing an infant or
child restraint.
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in
the vehicle with the seat belt or LATCH anchorages, or remove it from the vehicle. Do not leave it
loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or accident, it
could strike the occupants or seatbacks and cause
serious personal injury.
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Children Too Large For Booster Seats
3. Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder
between their neck and arm?
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend 4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
the child’s thighs and not their stomach?
seatback, should use the seat belt in a rear seat. Use this
5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
simple 5-step test to decide whether the child can use the
vehicle’s seat belt alone:
If the answer to any of these questions was “no,” then the
1. Can the child sit all the way back against the back of child still needs to use a booster seat in this vehicle. If the
child is using the lap/shoulder belt, check belt fit perithe vehicle seat?
odically. A child’s squirming or slouching can move the
2. Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the front belt out of position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face
of the vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the or neck, move the child closer to the center of the vehicle.
way back?
Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an arm
or behind their back.
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Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
Restraint Type
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Combined
Weight of the
Child + Child
Restraint
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Use any attachment method shown with an “X” Below
LATCH –
Seat Belt Only
LATCH –
Seat Belt + Top
Lower Anchors
Lower Anchors
Tether Anchor
Only
+ Top Tether
Anchor
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
Restraint System
Your vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower
Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system
has three vehicle anchor points for installing LATCHequipped child seats. There are two lower anchorages
located at the back of the seat cushion where it meets the
seatback and one top tether anchorage located behind the
seating position. These anchorages are used to install
LATCH-equipped child seats without using the vehicle’s
seat belts. Some seating positions may have a top tether
anchorage but no lower anchorages. In these seating
positions, the seat belt must be used with the top tether
anchorage to install the child restraint. Please see the
following table for more information.
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LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
2
Latch Positions (Two-Door Models)
Latch Positions (Four-Door Models)
Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per seating
Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per seating
position
position
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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What is the weight limit (child’s weight +
weight of the child restraint) for using the
LATCH anchorage system to attach the child
restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat
belt be used together to attach a rear-facing
or forward-facing child restraint?
Can a child seat be installed in the center
position using the inner LATCH lower
anchorages?
No
No
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Use the LATCH anchorage system until the
combined weight of the child and the child
restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
and tether anchor instead of the LATCH
system once the combined weight is more
than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Do not use the seat belt when you use the
LATCH anchorage system to attach a rearfacing or forward-facing child restraint.
Use the seat belt and tether anchor to install
a child seat in the center seating position.
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Can two child restraints be attached using a
common lower LATCH anchorage?
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with
two or more child restraints. If the center
position does not have dedicated LATCH
lower anchorages, use the seat belt to install
a child seat in the center position next to a
child seat using the LATCH anchorages in
an outboard position.
The child seat may touch the back of the
front passenger seat if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact. See your
child restraint owner’s manual for more
information.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the
back of the front passenger seat?
Yes
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes, center position
only.
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Locating The LATCH Anchorages
The lower anchorages are round bars that are
found at the rear of the seat cushion where it
meets the seatback, below the anchorage symbols on the seatback. They are just visible when
you lean into the rear seat to install the child restraint.
You will easily feel them if you run your finger along gap
between the seatback and seat cushion.
Latch Anchorages (Two-Door Models)
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Locating The LATCH Anchorages
In addition, there are tether strap anchors located behind each rear seatback, near to the
floor.
Latch Anchorages (Four-Door Models)
Tether Strap Mounting (Two-Door Models)
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anchorage. Forward-facing child restraints and some
rear-facing infant restraints will also be equipped with a
tether strap. The tether strap will have a hook at the end
to attach to the top tether anchorage and a way to tighten
the strap after it is attached to the anchorage.
Center Seat LATCH
WARNING!
Tether Strap Mounting (Four-Door Models)
This vehicle does not have a center seating position.
Do not use the center lower LATCH anchorages to
install a child seat in the center of the back seat.
LATCH-compatible child restraint systems will be Always follow the directions of the child restraint manuequipped with a rigid bar or a flexible strap on each side. facturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child
Each will have a hook or connector to attach to the lower restraint systems will be installed as described here.
anchorage and a way to tighten the connection to the
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4. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child
restraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seat1. If the selected seating position has a Switchable Autoing position.
matic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat
belt, following the instructions below. See the section 5. If the child restraint has a tether strap, connect it to the
top tether anchorage. See the section “Installing Child
“Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat
Restraints Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for direcBelt” to check what type of seat belt each seating
position has.
tions to attach a tether anchor.
To Install A LATCH-compatible Child Restraint
2. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the 6. Tighten all of the straps as you push the child restraint
tether strap of the child seat so that you can more
rearward and downward into the seat. Remove slack
in the straps according to the child restraint manufaceasily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle
turer’s instructions.
anchorages.
3. Place the child seat between the lower anchorages for 7. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
that seating position. For some second row seats, you
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
may need to recline the seat and / or raise the head
restraint to get a better fit.
in any direction.
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How To Stow An Unused ALR Seatbelt
WARNING!
When using the LATCH attaching system to install a
child restraint, stow all ALR seat belts that are not being
used by other occupants or being used to secure child
restraints. An unused belt could injure a child if they play
with it and accidentally lock the seatbelt retractor. Before
installing a child restraint using the LATCH system,
buckle the seat belt behind the child restraint and out of
the child’s reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with
the child restraint installation, instead of buckling it
behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through the
child restraint belt path and then buckle it. Do not lock
the seatbelt. Remind all children in the vehicle that the
seat belts are not toys and that they should not play with
them.
Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of the restraint. The child could be badly injured or killed.
Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s directions
exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
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refer to the “Automatic Locking Mode” description under “Occupant Restraints.” The cinching latch plate is
designed to hold the lap portion of the seatbelt tight
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with either a Switchable Automatic Locking when webbing is pulled tight and straight through a
child restraint’s belt path. Please see the table below and
Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch plate or both. Both
the following sections for more information about both
types of seat belts are designed to keep the lap portion of
types of seat belts.
the seat belt tight around the child restraint so that it is
not necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR retractor can
be “switched” into a locked mode by pulling all of the
webbing out of the retractor and then letting the webbing
retract back into the retractor. If it is locked, the ALR will
make a clicking noise while the webbing is pulled back
into the retractor. For additional information on ALR,
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems for Installing Child Restraints in this Vehicle
Two-Door Models
Four-Door Models
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What is the weight limit (child’s weight +
weight of the child restraint) for using the
Tether Anchor with the seat belt to attach a
forward facing child restraint?
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the
back of the front passenger seat?
Can the head restraints be removed?
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten
the seat belt against the belt path of the child
restraint?
Weight limit of the
Child Restraint
Always use the tether anchor when using
the seat belt to install a forward facing child
restraint, up to the recommended weight
limit of the child restraint.
Yes
Contact between the front passenger seat
and the child restraint is allowed, if the child
restraint manufacturer also allows contact.
Yes, center position only.
Yes
In positions with cinching latch plates
(CINCH), the buckle stalk may be twisted
up to 3 full turns. Do not twist the buckle
stalk in a seating position with an ALR
retractor.
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Installing A Child Restraint with a Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
back into the retractor. As the webbing retracts, you
will hear a clicking sound. This means the seat belt is
now in the Automatic Locking mode.
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
position. For some second row seats, you may need to 6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
locked, you should not be able to pull out any webbetter fit.
bing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
2. Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor 7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
to pass it through the belt path of the child restraint.
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
vehicle seat.
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
“click.”
8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
4. Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
against the child seat.
strap. Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Chil5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
dren (LATCH) Restraint System” for directions to
the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing
attach a tether anchor.
out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing to retract
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9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by 3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
“click.”
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
4. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
in any direction.
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
vehicle seat.
Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching
Latch Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped
5. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
strap. Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Chilposition. For some second row seats, you may need to
dren (LATCH) Restraint System” for directions to
recline the seat and / or raise the head restraint to get
attach a tether anchor.
a better fit.
2. Next, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the 6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
retractor to pass it through the belt path of the child
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt
in any direction.
path.
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Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
Anchorage — Second Row Captains Chairs
If the buckle or the cinching latch plate is too close to the 1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage.
belt path opening of the child restraint, you may have
You may need to move the seat forward to provide
trouble tightening the seat belt. If this happens, disconbetter access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top
nect the latch plate from the buckle and twist the short
tether anchorage for that seating position (see the
buckle-end belt up to three full turns to shorten it. Insert
charts above), move the child restraint to another
the latch plate into the buckle with the release button
position in the vehicle if one is available.
facing out, away from the child restraint. Repeat steps 4
to 6, above, to complete the installation of the child
2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
restraint.
for the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If
your vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head
If the belt still cannot be tightened after you shorten the
restraints, raise the head restraint, and where possible,
buckle, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn
route the tether strap under the head restraint and
the buckle around one half turn, and insert the latch plate
between the two posts. If not possible, lower the head
into the buckle again. If you still cannot make the child
restraint and pass the tether strap around the outboard
restraint installation tight, try a different seating position.
side of the head restraint.
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3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to
the top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
2
Tether Strap Mounting (Four-Door Models)
Tether Strap Mounting (Two-Door Models)
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
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ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly
behind the child seat to secure a child restraint top
tether strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat,
make sure the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seatbacks as you remove
slack in the strap.
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
a collision.
A long break-in period is not required for the engine and
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your 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.
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in.
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detrimental and should be avoided. Trailer tow is not recommended during break in period.
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur.
Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
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For the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer
to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”. NON-DETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERAL
OILS MUST NEVER BE USED.
A new engine may consume some oil during its first few
thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be
considered a normal part of the break-in and not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
SAFETY TIPS
Transporting Passengers
NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
AREA.
WARNING!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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Exhaust Gas
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO),
follow these safety tips:
• Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in
confined areas any longer than needed to move
your vehicle in or out of the area.
• If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate
open, make sure that all windows are closed and
the climate control BLOWER switch is set at high
speed. DO NOT use the recirculation mode.
(Continued)
• If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running, adjust your heating or cooling
controls to force outside air into the vehicle. Set the
blower at high speed.
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
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to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition, Air Bag Warning Light
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
The light should come on and remain on for
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
four to eight seconds as a bulb check when the
ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light is
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
not lit during starting, see your authorized
Vehicle
dealer. If the light stays on, flickers, or comes on while
Seat Belts
driving, have the system checked by an authorized
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, dealer.
frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
Defroster
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a the blower control on high speed. You should be able to
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after feel the air directed against the windshield. See your
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor, authorized dealer for service if your defroster is inopertorn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt able.
or retractor condition, replace the belt.
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Floor Mat Safety Information
WARNING! (Continued)
Always use floor mats designed to fit the footwell of your
vehicle. Use only floor mats that leave the pedal area
unobstructed and that are firmly secured so that they
cannot slip out of position and interfere with the pedals
or impair safe operation of your vehicle in other ways.
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.
(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.
Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or
mounting can cause interference with the brake
pedal and accelerator pedal operation causing loss of
control of the vehicle.
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Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
Door Latches
Tires
Fluid Leaks
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread or sidewall. Inspect the tread for cuts
and cracks. Inspect sidewalls for cuts, cracks and bulges.
Check the wheel nuts for tightness. Check the tires
(including spare) for proper cold inflation pressure.
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid, or
brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause should be
located and corrected immediately.
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of brake lights and
exterior lights while you work the controls. Check turn
signal and high beam indicator lights on the instrument
panel.
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CONTENTS
䡵 MIRRORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
▫ Power Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .113
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .113
▫ Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
䡵 Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . .114
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
▫ Help Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
▫ Cancel Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
▫ Pair (Link) Uconnect™ Phone to a Mobile
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
▫ Dial by Saying a Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
▫ Call by Saying a Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
▫ Add Names to Your Uconnect™ Phonebook. . .120
▫ Phonebook Download – Automatic Phonebook
Transfer From Mobile Phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
▫ Phonebook Download — Single Entry . . . . . . .122
▫ Edit Uconnect™ Phonebook Entries. . . . . . . . .123
▫ Delete Uconnect™ Phonebook Entry . . . . . . . .123
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▫ Delete/Erase “All” Uconnect™ Phonebook
䡵 SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
▫ Front Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
▫ List All Names in the Uconnect™ Phonebook. .125
▫ Manual Seat Height Adjustment
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
▫ Uconnect™ Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
▫ Front Seatback Recline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . .134
▫ Front Passenger Easy Entry Seat
— Two-Door Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect™ Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
▫ Tip n’ Slide Seats — Two-Door Models . . . . . .157
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
䡵 VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . .146
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
▫ Voice Command System Operation . . . . . . . . .146
▫ Fold And Tumble Rear Seat
— Two-Door Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
▫ Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
▫ Voice Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
▫ Removing The Rear Seat
— Two-Door Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
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▫ Replacing The Rear Seat
— Two-Door Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
▫ 60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat — Four-Door
Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
䡵 TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .166
䡵 LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
▫ Headlights And Parking Lights . . . . . . . . . . . .167
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . .168
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
▫ High/Low Beam Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
▫ Front Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
▫ Instrument Panel Dimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . .171
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
䡵 WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS . . . . . .173
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
▫ Windshield Washers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
䡵 TILT STEERING COLUMN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
䡵 ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
— IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
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▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
▫ Rear Storage Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180 䡵 DUAL TOP — TWO-DOOR MODELS — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
▫ Removing The Soft Top — Two-Door Models .
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
▫ Installing The Soft Top — Two-Door Models .
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
䡵 DUAL TOP — FOUR-DOOR MODELS — IF
䡵 ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLET . . . . . . . . . . . .182
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .186
▫ Removing The Soft Top — Four-Door Models
䡵 CUPHOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188
▫ Installing The Soft Top — Four-Door Models .
▫ Front Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188
䡵 FREEDOM TOP™ THREE-PIECE MODULAR
▫ Rear Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188
HARD TOP — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.191
.191
.193
.196
.197
.199
.202
䡵 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
▫ Front Panel(s) Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
▫ Glovebox Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
▫ Freedom Top™ Storage Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
▫ Console Storage Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . .189
▫ Front Panel(s) Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
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▫ Front Panel(s) Installation With Rear Hard
Top Removed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
▫ Rear Hard Top Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
▫ Rear Hard Top Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
䡵 DOOR FRAME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
▫ Door Frame Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
▫ Raising The Soft Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
䡵 SOFT TOP — FOUR-DOOR MODELS . . . . . . . .249
▫ Quick Steps For Lowering The Soft Top . . . . . .252
▫ Quick Steps For Raising The Soft Top . . . . . . .256
▫ Folding Down The Soft Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
▫ Putting Up The Soft Top. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Door Frame Installation
䡵 SUNRIDER威 (TWO-DOOR MODELS) — IF
— Two-Door Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Door Frame Installation
▫ Opening The Sunrider威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
— Four-Door Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
▫ Closing The Sunrider威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 SOFT TOP — TWO-DOOR MODELS . . . . . . . .221
䡵 SUNRIDER威 (FOUR-DOOR MODELS) — IF
▫ Quick Steps To Lowering The Soft Top . . . . . .223
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Quick Steps To Raising The Soft Top . . . . . . . .227
▫ Opening The Sunrider威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Lowering The Soft Top. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
▫ Closing The Sunrider威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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. . .283
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. . .286
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䡵 FOLDING WINDSHIELD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286 䡵 REAR WINDOW FEATURES
— HARD TOP ONLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
▫ Lowering The Windshield And Removing
Side Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
▫ Rear Window Wiper/Washer — If Equipped . .293
▫ Raising The Windshield And Replacing
Side Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291
▫ Rear Window Defroster — If Equipped . . . . . .294
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MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror
A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal and
vertical adjustment of the mirror. Adjust the mirror to
center on the view through the rear window.
3
Headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small
control lever under the mirror to the night position (lever
flipped toward the rear of vehicle). The mirror should be
adjusted while set in the day position (toward the windshield).
Adjusting Rearview Mirror
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Outside Mirrors
WARNING!
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s)
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight
overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror.
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side mirror could cause you to collide with
another vehicle or other object. Use your inside
mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle
seen in the passenger side mirror.
Outside Rearview Mirror
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After selecting a mirror, move the knob in the same
The power mirror switch is located on the center of the direction you want the mirror to move. Use the center off
instrument panel, below the climate controls. A rotary position to guard against accidentally moving a mirror
position.
knob selects the left mirror, right mirror or off position.
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
Power 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.
Power Mirror Switch
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Vanity Mirrors
Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
Vanity mirrors are located on the sun visors. To use the Uconnect™ Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, inmirrors, rotate the sun visor down and swing the mirror vehicle communications system. Uconnect™ Phone allows
cover upward.
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.
Vanity Mirror
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For Uconnect™ customer support, visit the following purse, pocket, or briefcase), as long as your phone is turned
on and has been paired to the vehicle’s Uconnect™ Phone.
websites:
The Uconnect™ Phone allows up to seven mobile phones
• www.chrysler.com/uconnect
to be linked to the system. Only one linked (or paired)
mobile phone can be used with the system at a time. The
• www.dodge.com/uconnect
system is available in English, Spanish, or French lan• www.jeep.com/uconnect
guages.
• 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.
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 works no
matter where you stow your mobile phone (be it your
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws, including laws regarding phone use. All attention should be kept on the roadway ahead. Failure to
do so may result in a collision causing serious injury
or death.
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Uconnect™ Phone Button
The Uconnect™ Phone can be used with any Hands-Free
Profile certified Bluetooth威 mobile phone. See the
Uconnect™ website for supported phones. Refer to your
mobile service provider or the phone manufacturer for
details.
The radio or steering wheel controls (if
equipped) will contain the two control buttons
button and Voice
(Uconnect™ Phone
button) that will enable you to
Command
access the system. When you press the button you will The Uconnect™ Phone is fully integrated with the vehihear the word Uconnect™ followed by a BEEP. The beep cle’s audio system. The volume of the Uconnect™ Phone
is your signal to give a command.
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
NOTE: The driver side upper windshield trim contains knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right
switch), if so equipped.
the microphone for the Uconnect™ Phone.
The radio display will be used for visual prompts from
Actual button location may vary with the ra- the Uconnect™ Phone such as “CELL” or caller ID on
certain radios.
dio. The individual buttons are described in the
“Operation” section.
Voice Command Button
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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
specific command and then guided through the available
options.
• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for the
beep, which follows the “Ready” prompt or another
prompt.
• For each feature explanation in this section, only the
compound form of the voice command is given. You
can also break the commands into parts and say each
part of the command when you are asked for it. For
example, you can use the compound form voice command “Phonebook New Entry”, or you can break the
compound form command into two voice commands:
“Phonebook” and “New Entry”. Please remember, the
Uconnect™ Phone works best when you talk in a
normal conversational tone, as if speaking to someone
sitting a few feet/meters away from you.
• For certain operations, compound commands can be Voice Command Tree
used. For example, instead of saying “Setup” and then
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
“Phone Pairing”, the following compound command
can be said: “Setup Phone Pairing”.
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Help Command
Pair (Link) Uconnect™ Phone to a Mobile Phone
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 all the options
at any prompt if you ask for help.
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™
To activate the Uconnect™ Phone from idle, simply press website may also provide detailed instructions for pairing.
button and follow the audible prompts for The following are general phone to Uconnect™ Phone
the
directions. All Uconnect™ Phone sessions begin with a pairing instructions:
button on the radio control head.
press of the
button to begin.
• Press the
Cancel Command
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and
“Setup Phone Pairing”.
you will be returned to the main menu. However, in a
few instances the system will take you back to the • When prompted, after the beep, say “Pair a Phone”
previous menu.
and follow the audible prompts.
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• 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.
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).
• For identification purposes, you will be prompted to Dial by Saying a Number
give the Uconnect™ Phone a name for your mobile
• Press the
button to begin.
phone. Each mobile phone that is paired should be
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
given a unique phone name.
“Dial”.
• You will then be asked to give your mobile phone a
priority level between one and seven, with one being • The system will prompt you to say the number you
want to call.
the highest priority. You can pair up to seven mobile
phones to your Uconnect™ 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 • The Uconnect™ Phone will confirm the phone number
and then dial. The number will appear in the display
allows the Uconnect™ Phone to know which mobile
of certain radios.
phone to use if multiple mobile phones are in the
vehicle at the same time. For example, if priority three
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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
“Call”.
• Press the
button to begin.
• The system will prompt you to say the name of the • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Phonebook New Entry”.
person you want to call.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of
long names helps the Voice Command and it is recomthe name of the person you want to call. For example,
mended. For example, say “Robert Smith” or “Robert”
you can say “John Doe”, where John Doe is a previinstead of “Bob”.
ously stored name entry in the Uconnect™ phonebook
or downloaded phonebook. To learn how to store a
• When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g.,
name in the phonebook, refer to “Add Names to Your
“Home”, “Work”, “Mobile”, or “Other”). This will
Uconnect™ Phonebook”, in the phonebook.
allow you to store multiple numbers for each phonebook entry, if desired.
• The Uconnect™ system will confirm the name and
then dial the corresponding phone number, which
• When prompted, recite the phone number for the
may appear in the display of certain radios.
phonebook entry that you are adding.
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After you are finished adding an entry into the phone- Access Profile may support this feature. See Uconnect™
book, you will be given the opportunity to add more website for supported phones.
phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the • To call a name from downloaded (or Uconnect™)
main menu.
Phonebook, follow the procedure in “Call by Saying a
Name” section.
The Uconnect™ Phone will allow you to enter up to
32 names in the phonebook with each name having up to • Automatic download and update, if supported, begins
four associated phone numbers and designations. Each
as soon as the Bluetooth威 wireless phone connection is
language has a separate 32-name phonebook accessible
made to the Uconnect™ Phone, for example, after you
only in that language. In addition, if equipped and
start the vehicle.
supported by your phone, Uconnect™ Phone automati• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be downcally downloads your mobile phone’s phonebook.
loaded and updated every time a phone is connected
Phonebook Download – Automatic Phonebook
to the Uconnect™ Phone.
Transfer From Mobile Phone
• Depending on the maximum number of entries downIf equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
Uconnect™ Phone automatically downloads names (text
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if availnames) and number entries from your mobile phone’s
able, the previous downloaded phonebook is available
phonebook. Specific Bluetooth威 Phones with Phone Book
for use.
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• Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile phonebook entry from your phone using the Bluetooth威
Object Exchange Profile (OBEX). Please see your phone
phone is accessible.
Owner’s Manual for specific instructions on how to send
• Only the mobile phone’s phonebook is downloaded.
these entries from your phone.
SIM card phonebook is not part of the Mobile
NOTE:
phonebook.
• This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or • The phone handset must support Bluetooth威 OBEX
transfers of phonebook entries to use this feature.
deleted on the Uconnect™ Phone. These can only be
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are trans- • Some phones cannot send phonebook entries if they
ferred and updated to Uconnect™ Phone on the next
are already connected to any system via Bluetooth威,
phone connection.
and you may see a message on the phone display that
the Bluetooth威 link is busy. In this case, the user must
Phonebook Download — Single Entry
first disconnect or drop the Bluetooth威 connection to
If equipped and supported by your phone, Uconnect™
the Uconnect™ phone, and then send the address book
Phone also allows the user to download entries one at a
entry via Bluetooth威. Please see your phone Owner’s
time from their phone via Bluetooth威. To use this feature,
Manual for specific instructions on how to drop the
button and say “Phonebook Download”.
press the
Bluetooth威 connection.
The system prompts, “Ready to accept “V” card entry via
• If the phonebook entry is longer than 24 characters, it
Bluetooth威ѧ” The system is now ready to accept a single
will only use the first 24 characters.
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After you are finished editing an entry in the phonebook,
you will be given the opportunity to edit another entry in
NOTE:
the phonebook, call the number you just edited, or return
• Editing names in the phonebook is recommended to the main menu.
when the vehicle is not in motion.
“Phonebook Edit” can be used to add another phone
Edit Uconnect™ Phonebook Entries
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be number to a name entry that already exists in the
phonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a
deleted or edited.
mobile and a home number, but you can add “John
button to begin.
• Press the
Doe’s” work number later using the “Phonebook Edit”
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say feature.
“Phonebook Edit”.
Delete Uconnect™ Phonebook Entry
• You will then be asked for the name of the phonebook NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended
entry that you wish to edit.
when the vehicle is not in motion.
• Next, choose the number designation (home, work, • Press the
button to begin.
mobile, or other) that you wish to edit.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
• When prompted, recite the new phone number for the
“Phonebook Delete”.
phonebook entry that you are editing.
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• After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will
then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish
to delete. You can either say the name of a phonebook
entry that you wish to delete or you can say “List
Names” to hear a list of the entries in the phonebook
from which you choose. To select one of the entries
button while the
from the list, press the
Uconnect™ Phone is playing the desired entry and say
“Delete”.
Delete/Erase “All” Uconnect™ Phonebook Entries
• Press the
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Phonebook Erase All”.
• The Uconnect™ Phone will ask you to verify that you
wish to delete all the entries from the phonebook.
• After confirmation, the phonebook entries will be
deleted.
• After you enter the name, the Uconnect™ Phone will
ask you which designation you wish to delete: home, • Note that only the phonebook in the current language
work, mobile, other, or all. Say the designation you
is deleted.
wish to delete.
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
• Note that only the phonebook entry in the current
deleted or edited.
language is deleted.
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
deleted or edited.
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List All Names in the Uconnect™ Phonebook
• Press the
Phone Call Features
The following features can be accessed through the
Uconnect™ Phone if the feature(s) are available on your
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
mobile service plan. For example, if your mobile service
“Phonebook List Names”.
plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be
• The Uconnect™ Phone will play the names of all the accessed through the Uconnect™ Phone. Check with
phonebook entries, including the downloaded phone- your mobile service provider for the features that you
have.
book entries, if available.
button to begin.
button Answer or Reject an Incoming Call - No Call
• To call one of the names in the list, press the
during the playing of the desired name, and say Currently in Progress
“Call”.
When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the
NOTE: The user can also exercise “Edit” or “Delete” Uconnect™ Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio system, if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the
operations at this point.
button to accept the call. To reject the
call. Press the
• The Uconnect™ Phone will then prompt you as to the call, press and hold the
button until you hear a single
number designation you wish to call.
beep, indicating that the incoming call was rejected.
• The selected number will be dialed.
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call. The first call will be on hold while the second call is
in progress. To go back to the first call, refer to “Toggling
Between Calls” in this section. To combine two calls, refer
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
call waiting that you normally hear when using your Place/Retrieve a Call From Hold
button to place the current
mobile phone. Press the
To put a call on hold, press the
button until you hear
call on hold and answer the incoming call.
a single beep. This indicates that the call is on hold. To
butNOTE: The Uconnect™ Phone compatible phones in the bring the call back from hold, press and hold the
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call ton until you hear a single beep.
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
Toggling Between Calls
only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
Making a Second Call While Current Call is in
button until you hear a single beep,
press the
Progress
indicating that the active and hold status of the two calls
To make a second call while you are currently on a call, have switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at a
button and say “Dial” or “Call” followed time.
press the
by the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to
Answer or Reject an Incoming Call - Call
Currently in Progress
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Conference Call
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
button until you hear a
hold), press and hold the
double beep indicating that the two calls have been
joined into one conference call.
is a call on hold, it will become the new active call. If the
active call is terminated by the phone far end, a call on
hold may not become active automatically. This is cell
phone-dependent. To bring the call back from hold, press
and hold the
button until you hear a single beep.
Three-Way Calling
Redial
To initiate three-way calling, press the
button while • Press the
button to begin.
a call is in progress, and make a second phone call, as
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
described under “Making a Second Call While Current
“Redial”.
Call is in Progress”. After the second call has established,
button until you hear a double • The Uconnect™ Phone will call the last number that
press and hold the
beep, indicating that the two calls have been joined into
was dialed from your mobile phone.
one conference call.
NOTE: This may not be the last number dialed from the
Call Termination
Uconnect™ Phone.
butTo end a call in progress, momentarily press the
ton. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if there
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Call Continuation
Uconnect™ Phone Features
Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the Language Selection
Uconnect™ Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been
To change the language that the Uconnect™ Phone is using:
switched to OFF. Call continuation functionality avail• Press the
button to begin.
able on the vehicle can be any one of three types:
• After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the language you wish to switch to
continue on the Uconnect™ Phone either until the call
English, Espanol, or Francais.
ends, or until the vehicle battery condition dictates
cessation of the call on the Uconnect™ Phone and
• Continue to follow the system prompts to complete the
transfer of the call to the mobile phone.
language selection.
• After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can
After selecting one of the languages, all prompts and
continue on the Uconnect™ Phone for a certain duravoice commands will be in that language.
tion, after which the call is automatically transferred
NOTE: After every Uconnect™ Phone language change
from the Uconnect™ Phone to the mobile phone.
operation, only the language-specific 32-name phone• An active call is automatically transferred to the
book is usable. The paired phone name is not languagemobile phone after the ignition key is switched to OFF.
specific and usable across all languages.
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Emergency Assistance
NOTE:
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is • The emergency number dialed is based on the country
reachable:
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
not be applicable with the available mobile service and
number for your area.
area.
If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect™ Phone is
• If supported, this number may be programmable on
operational, you may reach the emergency number as
some systems. To do this, press the
button and say
follows:
“Setup”, followed by “Emergency”.
button to begin.
• Press the
• The Uconnect™ Phone does slightly lower your
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
chances of successfully making a phone call as to that
“Emergency” and the Uconnect™ Phone will instruct
for the mobile phone directly.
the paired mobile phone to call the emergency number.
This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada, and
Mexico.
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NOTE:
WARNING!
To use your Uconnect™ Phone System in an emergency, your mobile phone must be:
• turned on,
• paired to the Uconnect™ System,
• and have network coverage.
Towing Assistance
If you need towing assistance:
• Press the
button to begin.
• The towing assistance number dialed is based on the
country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800-528-2069
for the U.S., 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-14-3454 for
Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside Mexico City
in Mexico). Please refer to the 24-Hour Towing Assistance coverage details on the DVD in the Warranty
Information Booklet and the 24-Hour Towing Assistance
references.
• If supported, this number may be programmable on
some systems. To do this, press the
button and say
“Setup”, followed by “Towing Assistance”.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
Paging
“Towing Assistance”.
To learn how to page, refer to “Working with Automated
Systems”. Paging works properly except for pagers of
certain companies, which time out a little too soon to
work properly with the Uconnect™ Phone.
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button and say the sequence you wish to enter,
followed
by the word “Send”. For example, if required to
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working
enter
your
PIN followed with a pound, (3 7 4 6 #), you
with Automated Systems”.
button and say, “3 7 4 6 # Send”.
can press the
Working with Automated Systems
Saying a number, or sequence of numbers, followed by
This method is used in instances where one generally has “Send”, is also to be used for navigating through an
to press numbers on the mobile phone keypad while automated customer service center menu structure, and
to leave a number on a pager.
navigating through an automated telephone system.
You can use your Uconnect™ Phone to access a voice mail You can also send stored Uconnect™ Phonebook entries
system or an automated service, such as a paging service or as tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager
automated customer service line. Some services require entries. To use this feature, dial the number you wish to
button and say, “Send”. The
immediate response selection. In some instances, that may call and then press the
system
will
prompt
you
to
enter
the name or number and
be too quick for use of the Uconnect™ Phone.
say the name of the phonebook entry you wish to send.
When calling a number with your Uconnect™ Phone that The Uconnect™ Phone will then send the corresponding
normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence phone number associated with the phonebook entry, as
on your mobile phone keypad, you can press the tones over the phone.
Voice Mail Calling
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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
from confirming your choices (e.g., the Uconnect™
network configurations. This is normal.
Phone will not repeat a phone number before you dial it).
• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time
button to begin.
out settings that are too short and may not allow the • Press the
use of this feature.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say:
Barge In - Overriding Prompts
The “Voice Command” button can be used when you
wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice
command immediately. For example, if a prompt is
asking “Would you like to pair a phone, clear a...,” you
button and say, “Pair a Phone” to
could press the
select that option without having to listen to the rest of
the voice prompt.
– “Setup Confirmations Prompts On”
– “Setup Confirmations Prompts Off”
Phone and Network Status Indicators
If available on the radio and/or on a premium display
such as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by
your mobile phone, the Uconnect™ Phone will provide
notification to inform you of your phone and network
status when you are attempting to make a phone call
using Uconnect™ Phone. The status is given for roaming,
network signal strength, phone battery strength, etc.
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Dialing Using the Mobile Phone Keypad
Mute/Un-Mute (Mute ON/OFF)
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.
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:
NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
button.
• Press the
dial ring to the Uconnect™ Phone to play it on the vehicle
audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situa- • Following the beep, say “Mute off”.
tion, after successfully dialing a number the user may feel
that the call did not go through even though the call is in
progress. Once your call is answered, you will hear the
audio.
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Advanced Phone Connectivity
List Paired Mobile Phone Names
Transfer Call to and from Mobile Phone
• Press the
button to begin.
The Uconnect™ Phone allows ongoing calls to be trans- • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup Phone Pairing”.
ferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect™ Phone
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call • When prompted, say “List Phones”.
from your Uconnect™ Phone paired mobile phone to the
• The Uconnect™ Phone will play the phone names of all
button
Uconnect™ Phone or vice versa, press the
paired mobile phones in order from the highest to the
and say “Transfer Call”.
lowest priority. To “Select” or “Delete” a paired phone
being announced, press the
button and say “SeConnect or Disconnect Link Between the
lect” or “Delete”. Also, see the next two sections for an
Uconnect™ Phone and Mobile Phone
alternate way to “Select” or “Delete” a paired phone.
Your mobile phone can be paired with many different
electronic devices, but can only be actively ⬙connected⬙ Select Another Mobile Phone
with one electronic device at a time.
This feature allows you to select and start using another
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth威 phone paired with the Uconnect™ Phone.
connection between a Uconnect™ Phone paired mobile • Press the
button to begin.
phone and the Uconnect™ Phone, follow the instructions • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
described in your mobile phone User’s Manual.
“Setup Select Phone” and follow the prompts.
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• You can also press the
button at any time while Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™
the list is being played, and then choose the phone that Phone
you wish to select.
Uconnect™ Phone Tutorial
• The selected phone will be used for the next phone To hear a brief tutorial of the system features, press the
call. If the selected phone is not available, the
button and say “Uconnect™ Tutorial”.
Uconnect™ Phone will return to using the highest
priority phone present in or near (approximately Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recognizwithin 30 ft (9 m)) the vehicle.
ing their voice commands or numbers, the Uconnect™
Delete Uconnect™ Phone Paired Mobile Phones
Phone Voice Training feature may be used. To enter this
• Press the
button to begin.
training mode, follow one of the two following procedures:
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say From outside the Uconnect™ Phone mode (e.g., from
radio mode):
“Setup Phone Pairing”.
button for five seconds until
• At the next prompt, say “Delete” and follow the prompts. • Press and hold the
the session begins, or,
button at any time while
• You can also press the
button and say the “Voice Training”,
• Press the
the list is being played, and then choose the phone you
“System Training”, or “Start Voice Training” command.
wish to delete.
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You can either press the Uconnect™ Phone button to
restore the factory setting or repeat the words and
phrases when prompted by the Uconnect™ Phone. For
best results, the Voice Training session should be completed when the vehicle is parked with the engine
running, all windows closed, and the blower fan
switched off.
Voice Command
• For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to
provide at least ½ in (1 cm) gap between the overhead
console (if equipped) and the mirror.
• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
• 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.
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
Reset
during a Voice Command period.
• press the
button.
• Performance is maximized under:
• 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.
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather condition.
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• Even though the system is designed for users speaking • Even though international dialing for most number
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
in North American English, French, and Spanish acnumber combinations may not be supported.
cents, the system may not always work for some.
• When navigating through an automated system such • In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of
speaking the digit string, make sure to say “Send”.
Far End Audio Performance
• Storing names in the phonebook when the vehicle is
• Audio quality is maximized under:
not in motion is recommended.
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding names
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
in the Uconnect™ Phonebook.
• low road noise,
• Phonebook (Downloaded and Uconnect™ Phone Local)
• smooth road surface,
name recognition rate is optimized when the entries are
• fully closed windows,
not similar.
• dry weather conditions, and
• Numbers must be spoken in single digits. “800” must
• operation from the driver’s seat.
be spoken “eight-zero-zero” not “eight hundred”.
• You can say “O” (letter “O”) for “0” (zero).
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• Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness Read Messages:
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and
If you receive a new text message while your phone is
not the Uconnect™ Phone.
connected to Uconnect™ Phone, an announcement will
• Echo at the phone far end can sometimes be reduced be made to notify you that you have a new text message.
If you wish to hear the new message:
by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
button.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be • Press the
compromised with the convertible top down.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
Recent Calls
“SMS Read” or “Read Messages”.
If your phone supports “Automatic Phonebook Down- • Uconnect™ Phone will play the new text message for
load”, Uconnect™ Phone can list your Outgoing, Incomyou.
ing and Missed Calls.
After reading a message, you can “Reply” or “Forward”
SMS
the message using Uconnect™ Phone.
Uconnect™ Phone can read or send new messages on
your phone.
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Send Messages:
3. Where are you?
You can send messages using Uconnect™ Phone. To send 4.
a new message:
5.
button.
• Press the
6.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
7.
“SMS Send” or “Send Messages”.
I need more direction.
LOL
Why
I love you
• 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?
Bluetooth威 Communication Link
17. Bye for now
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.
18. When can we meet
19. Send number to call
20. Start without me
Power-Up
Turn SMS Incoming Announcement ON/OFF
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either the
Turning the SMS Incoming Announcement OFF will stop ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you
the system from announcing the new incoming messages. must wait at least five seconds prior to using the system.
• Press the
button.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup, Incoming Message Announcement,” you will
then be given a choice to change it.
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Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
zero
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
star (*)
plus (+)
pound (#)
add location
all
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
call
cancel
confirmation prompts
continue
delete
dial
download
edit
emergency
English
erase all
Espanol
Francais
help
home
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Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
language
list names
list phones
mobile
mute
mute off
new entry
no
other
pair a phone
phone pairing
pairing
phonebook
phone book
previous
record again
redial
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
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and Voice Command System Operation
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
This Voice Command system allows you to
following conditions:
control your AM, FM radio, satellite radio, disc
player, and a memo recorder.
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
the party responsible for compliance could void the
NOTE: Take care to speak into the Voice Interface Sysuser’s authority to operate the equipment.
tem as calmly and normally as possible. The ability of the
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
Voice Interface System to recognize user voice commands
• This device must accept any interference received, may be negatively affected by rapid speaking or a raised
including interference that may cause undesired op- voice level.
eration.
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws. All attention should be kept on the roadway
ahead. Failure to do so may result in a collision
causing serious injury or death.
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When you press the Voice Command
button, you These commands are universal and can be used from any
will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to give a menu. All other commands can be used depending upon
the active application.
command.
NOTE: If you do not say a command within a few When using this system, you should speak clearly and at
seconds, the system will present you with a list of a normal speaking volume.
options.
The system will best recognize your speech if the winIf you ever wish to interrupt the system while it lists dows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan is
button, listen for set to low.
options, press the Voice Command
the beep, and say your command.
At any point, if the system does not recognize one of your
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
will be interrupted, and after the beep, you can add or To hear the first available Menu, press the Voice Combutton and say “Help” or “Main Menu”.
change commands. This will become helpful once you mand
start to learn the options.
NOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel”,
“Help” or “Main Menu”.
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Commands
Main Menu
The Voice Command system understands two types of Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
button. You may say “Main Menu” to switch to the
commands. Universal commands are available at all
times. Local commands are available if the supported main menu.
radio mode is active.
In this mode, you can say the following commands:
Changing the Volume
• “Radio” (to switch to the radio mode)
1. Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command • “Disc” (to switch to the disc mode)
button.
• “Memo” (to switch to the memo recorder)
2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
• “Setup” (to switch to system setup)
3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the
volume to a comfortable level while the Voice Com- Radio AM
mand system is speaking. Please note the volume To switch to the AM band, say “AM” or “Radio AM”.
setting for Voice Command is different than the audio In this mode, you may say the following commands:
system.
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
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• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
Satellite Radio
• “Radio Menu” (to switch to the radio menu)
To switch to satellite radio mode, say “Sat” or “Satellite
Radio”. In this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
Radio FM
To switch to the FM band, say “FM” or “Radio FM”.
In this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
• “Channel Number” (to change the channel by its
spoken number)
• “Next Channel” (to select the next channel)
• “Previous Channel” (to select the previous channel)
• “List Channel” (to hear a list of available channels)
• “Select Name” (to say the name of a channel)
• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
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Disc
– “Continue” (to continue recording)
– “Delete” (to delete the recording)
To switch to the disc mode, say “Disc”. In this mode, you
may say the following commands:
• “Play Memos” (to play previously recorded memos) —
During the playback you may press the Voice Com• “Track” (#) (to change the track)
mand
button to stop playing memos. You pro• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
ceed by saying one of the following commands:
– “Repeat” (to repeat a memo)
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
– “Next” (to play the next memo)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
– “Previous” (to play the previous memo)
Memo
– “Delete” (to delete a memo)
To switch to the voice recorder mode, say “Memo”. • “Delete All” (to delete all memos)
In this mode, you may say the following commands:
Setup
• “New Memo” (to record a new memo) — During the
recording, you may press the Voice Command To switch to system setup, you may say one of the
button to stop recording. You proceed by saying following:
one of the following commands:
• “Change to setup”
– “Save” (to save the memo)
• “Switch to system setup”
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• “Change to setup”
Voice Training
• “Main menu setup” or
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recognizing their voice commands or numbers the Uconnect™
Voice “Voice Training” feature may be used.
• “Switch to setup”
In this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Language English”
• “Language French”
• “Language Spanish”
button, say “System
1. Press the Voice Command
Setup” and once you are in that menu then say “Voice
Training.” This will train your own voice to the system
and will improve recognition.
2. Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by
Uconnect™ Voice. For best results, the “Voice Training” session should be completed when the vehicle is
• “Voice Training”
parked, engine running, all windows closed, and the
NOTE: Keep in mind that you have to press the Voice
blower fan switched off. This procedure may be rebutton first and wait for the beep before
Command
peated with a new user. The system will adapt to the
speaking the “Barge In” commands.
last trained voice only.
• “Tutorial”
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SEATS
Front Seat Adjustment
Seats are part of the Occupant Restraint System of the The seat can be adjusted forward or rearward by using a
vehicle.
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.
WARNING!
Release the bar once you have reached the desired
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or position. Then, using body pressure, move forward and
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in rearward on the seat to be sure that the seat adjusters
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured have latched.
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts. In a collision, people riding in these areas are
more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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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.
Manual Seat Adjustment
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Manual Seat Height Adjustment — If Equipped
Front Seatback Recline
The driver’s seat height can be raised or lowered by using Lean forward before lifting the handle, then lean back to
the ratcheting handle, located on the outboard side of the the desired position and release the handle. Lift the
seat. Pull upward on the handle to raise the seat; push handle to return the seatback to an upright position.
downward on the handle to lower the seat.
Recline Lever
Seat Height Adjustment
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Front Passenger Easy Entry Seat — Two-Door
Models
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.
Pull upward on the recline lever (toward the rear of the
vehicle) and slide the entire seat forward.
3
Easy Entry Lever
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NOTE:
• The front passenger seats have a track memory, which
returns the seat to just past the halfway point of the
track regardless of its original position.
• The recliner and easy entry levers should not be used
during the automatic returning of the seat to its sitting
position.
Easy Entry Seat
To return the seat to a sitting position, rotate the seatback
upright until it locks and push the seat rearward until the
track locks.
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Tip n’ Slide Seats — Two-Door Models
This feature allows the front seats to be rotated toward the
instrument panel to allow easier entry into the rear seats.
Rotate the entire seat assembly toward the instrument
panel.
Driver’s Seat
Pull upward on the recline lever and bring the seatback to
its full forward position.
3
Tip n’ Slide
Recline Lever
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With the seat forward, pull the entire seat assembly
Passenger Seat
In addition to Easy Entry, the front passenger seat is also toward the instrument panel.
equipped with Tip n’ Slide. This feature allows for easier
entry for rear passengers.
Pull upward on the recline lever and slide the entire seat
forward (Easy Entry).
Tip n’ Slide
Easy Entry Lever
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Heated Seats — If Equipped
On some models, the front driver and passenger seats
may be equipped with heaters in both the seat cushions
and seatbacks.
There are two heated seat switches that allow the driver
and passenger to operate the seats independently. The
controls for each seat are located on a switch bank near
the bottom center of the instrument panel.
When the HIGH-level setting is selected, the heater will
provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes
of operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the
normal HIGH-level. If the HIGH-level setting is selected,
the system will automatically switch to LOW-level after
approximately 30 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 approximately
30 minutes.
You can choose from HIGH, LOW or OFF heat settings.
Amber indicator lights in each switch indicate the level of NOTE: When a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
heat in use. Two indicator lights will illuminate for within two to five minutes.
HIGH, one for LOW and none for OFF.
Press the switch once to select HIGH-level
heating. Press the switch a second time to select
LOW-level heating. Press the switch a third
time to shut the heating elements OFF.
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Head Restraints
WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise care
when using the seat heater. It may cause burns
even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time.
• Do not place anything on the seat or seatback that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or cushion.
This may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting
in a seat that has been overheated could cause
serious burns due to the increased surface temperature of the seat.
Head restraints are designed to reduce the risk of injury
by restricting head movement in the event of a rear
impact. Head restraints should be adjusted so that the top
of the head restraint is located above the top of your ear.
WARNING!
The head restraints for all occupants must be properly adjusted prior to operating the vehicle or occupying a seat. Head restraints should never be adjusted while the vehicle is in motion. Driving a
vehicle with the head restraints improperly adjusted
or removed could cause serious injury or death in the
event of a collision.
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Front Head Restraints
Rear Head Restraints
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the adjustment button, located on the base of the head restraint,
and push downward on the head restraint.
The rear seat is equipped with nonadjustable head restraints. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things to
Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for information on
child seat tether routing.
Fold And Tumble Rear Seat — Two-Door Models
NOTE:
• Prior to folding the rear seat, it may be necessary to
reposition the front seats.
• Be sure that the front seats are fully upright and
positioned forward. This will allow the rear seat to fold
down easily.
Adjustment Button
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1. Lift the seatback release lever and fold the seatback
forward.
Folding Rear Seat
3. Return the seat to the normal position.
Rear Seat Release
2. Slowly flip the entire seat forward.
4. Raise the rear seatback using the assist strap and
firmly lock the seat into position.
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1. Fold the rear seat forward following steps 1 and 2
under “Fold And Tumble Rear Seat” in this section.
Removing The Rear Seat — Two-Door Models
WARNING!
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• In a collision, you or others in your vehicle could
be injured if seats are not properly latched to their
floor attachments. Always be sure that the seats are
fully latched.
2. Press down on the release bar on each side, and pull
the seat out and away from the lower bracket.
3. Remove the seat from the vehicle.
Release Bar Location
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Replacing The Rear Seat — Two-Door Models
NOTE:
Reverse the steps for removing the seat.
• Prior to folding the rear seat, it may be necessary to
reposition the front seat to its mid-track position.
WARNING!
• To help protect against personal injury, passengers
should not be seated in the rear cargo area with the
rear seat folded down or removed from the vehicle.
• The rear cargo space is intended for load carrying
purposes only, not for passengers who should sit in
seats and use seat belts.
60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat — Four-Door
Models
To provide additional storage area, each rear seat can be
folded flat to allow for extended cargo space and still
maintain some rear seating room.
• Be sure that the front seats are fully upright and
positioned forward. This will allow the rear seat to fold
down easily.
WARNING!
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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To Fold Down The Rear Seat
To Raise The Rear Seat
Locate the pull strap (lower outboard side of seat), and Raise the seatback and lock it into place. If interference
pull it toward you until the seatback releases.
from the cargo area prevents the seatback from fully
locking, you will have difficulty returning the seat to its
proper position.
NOTE: If the rear seatback is not fully latched, the center
shoulder belt will not be able to be extended for use. If
you cannot extend the center shoulder belt, make sure
your seatback is fully latched.
WARNING!
Pull Strap
Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback in 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.
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down slightly on the hood before pushing the safety
latch. Insert the support rod into the slot on the hood.
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
Release both the hood latches.
To close the hood, remove the support rod from the hood
panel and place it in the retaining clip. Lower the hood
slowly. Secure both of the hood latches.
WARNING!
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your
vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open
when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.
Failure to follow this warning could result in serious
injury or death.
Hood Latch
Raise the hood and locate the safety latch, located in the
middle of the hood opening. Push the latch to the left side
of the vehicle, to open the hood. You may have to push
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LIGHTS
Headlights And Parking Lights
Turn the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent
Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever controls the operation of the for parking light operation. Turn to the second detent for
parking lights, headlights, headlight beam selection, headlight operation.
passing light, fog lights, instrument panel light dimming
and turn signals. The multifunction lever is located on
the left side of the steering column.
Headlight Switch
Multifunction Lever
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Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
This system automatically turns the headlights on or off
according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on,
turn the end of the multifunction lever to the AUTO
position (third detent). When the system is on, the
Headlight Time Delay feature is also on. This means the
headlights will stay on for up to 90 seconds after you turn
the ignition switch to the LOCK position. To turn the
Automatic System off, turn the end of the multifunction
lever out of the AUTO position.
Headlight Switch
NOTE: The engine must be running before the headlights will turn on in the Automatic mode.
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NOTE:
Turn Signals
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows • If either light remains on and does not flash, or there is
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show
a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside light
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is
moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is
defective.
• A tone will chime if the turn signals are left on for more
than 1 mile (2 km).
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.
Turn Signal Operation
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Lights-On Reminder
Front Fog Lights
If the headlights or parking lights are left on after the
The front fog light switch is located on the multiignition is turned OFF, a chime will sound to alert the
function lever. To activate the front fog lights, turn
driver when the driver’s door is opened.
on the parking or low beam headlights and pull out the
end of the lever.
High/Low Beam Switch
Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch NOTE: The fog lights will only operate with the parking
the headlights to high beam. Pull the lever toward you, to lights or the headlights on low beam. Selecting high
beam headlights will turn off the fog lights.
switch the headlights back to low beam.
Instrument Panel Dimmer
Flash-To-Pass
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This
will turn on the high beams headlights until the lever is
released.
Rotate the center portion of the lever to the extreme
bottom position to fully dim the instrument panel lights
and prevent the interior lights from illuminating when a
door is opened.
Rotate the center portion of the lever up to increase the
brightness of the instrument panel lights when the parking lights or headlights are on.
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Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the next Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
detent position to brighten the odometer and radio when The headlights come on at a low intensity level when
the parking lights or headlights are on.
shifted into any position other than PARK (auto transRotate the center portion of the lever upward to the last mission) or when the vehicle begins to move (manual
transmission).
detent to turn on the interior lighting.
NOTE: The Daytime Running Light on the same side of
the vehicle as the active turn signal will turn off automatically when a turn signal is in operation and turn on
again when the turn signal is not operating.
Interior Lights
The overhead light will turn on when a door is opened. It
may also be turned on by rotating the control for the
dimmer switch on the multifunction lever fully upward.
Dimmer Control
The overhead light will automatically turn off in approximately 10 minutes if a door is left open or the dimmer
control is left in the dome light position. Turn the ignition
switch ON to restore the overhead light operation.
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Cargo Lamp
The courtesy and dome lights will turn on when the front
doors are opened, by rotating the control for the dimmer
switch on the multifunction lever fully upward, or if
equipped, when the UNLOCK button is pressed on the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.
The sports bar reading lights (available on four-door
models) can be turned on by pressing the switches,
located on either side of the lens. Press a switch a second
time to turn the light off.
Sports Bar Reading Light
The rear cargo light may be turned on by pressing the
lens. Press the lens a second time to turn the light off.
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
The windshield wiper/washer control lever is located on
the right side of the steering column. The front wipers are
operated by rotating a switch, located at the end of the
lever. For information on using the rear window wiper/
washer, refer to “Rear Window Features” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
Rear Cargo Light
When a door is open and the interior lights are on,
rotating the dimmer control to the extreme bottom position will cause all the interior lights to turn off. 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.
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Windshield Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the second detent
past the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper operation. Rotate the end of the lever upward to the third
detent past the intermittent settings for high-speed wiper
operation.
CAUTION!
In cold weather, always turn off the wiper switch and
allow the wipers to return to the park position before
turning off the engine. If the wiper switch is left on
and the wipers freeze to the windshield, damage to
the wiper motor may occur when the vehicle is
restarted.
Intermittent Wiper System
Use the intermittent wiper when weather conditions make
a single wiping cycle, with a variable pause between cycles,
desirable. Rotate the end of the lever to the first detent
position for one of five intermittent settings. The delay cycle
can be set anywhere between 1 to 18 seconds.
Front Wiper Control
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Windshield Washers
To use the washer, pull the lever toward you and hold while
spray is desired. If the lever is pulled while in the delay
range, the wiper will start and continue to operate for two
or three wipe cycles after the lever is released, and then
resume the intermittent interval previously selected.
If the lever is pulled while in the off position, the wipers
will operate for two or three wipe cycles and then turn off.
WARNING!
Front Wiper Control
NOTE: The wiper delay times depend on vehicle speed.
If the vehicle is moving less than 10 mph (16 km/h),
delay times will be doubled.
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 defroster before and during windshield washer use.
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Mist Feature
Push down on the wiper lever to activate a single wipe to
clear off road mist or spray from a passing vehicle. As
long as the lever is held down, the wipers will continue
to operate.
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
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TILT STEERING COLUMN
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. The tilt lever is located on the
steering column, below the turn signal lever.
Push down on the lever to unlock the steering column.
With one hand firmly on the steering wheel, move the
steering column up or down, as desired. Pull upwards on
the lever to lock the column firmly in place.
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Tilt Steering Column Lever
WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause
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WARNING! (Continued)
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.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h).
The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the
right side of the steering wheel.
Electronic Speed Control Buttons
1 — ON/OFF
4 — CANCEL
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3 — SET -
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NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Electronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut
down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated at
the same time. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Control
System can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic
Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired
vehicle set speed.
WARNING!
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the system OFF when you are not using it.
To Activate
To Set A Desired Speed
Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator Light in
the instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system
off, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The Cruise
Indicator Light will turn off. The system should be
turned off when not in use.
Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle
has reached the desired speed, press the SET (-) button
and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will
operate at the selected speed.
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed
and on level ground before pressing the SET button.
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To Deactivate
To Vary The Speed Setting
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.
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can increase speed by pushing the RES (+) button. If the button
is continually pressed, the set speed will continue to
increase until the button is released, then the new set
speed will be established.
To Resume Speed
Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph
(1.6 km/h) increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
the button results in an increase of 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+)
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is
set, push the SET (-) button. If the button is continually
above 20 mph (32 km/h).
held in the SET (-) position, the set speed will continue to
decrease until the button is released. Release the button
when the desired speed is reached, and the new set speed
will be established.
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Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so
(1.6 km/h) decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed
Control.
the button results in a decrease of 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
To Accelerate For Passing
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the
vehicle set speed.
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on
moderate hills is normal.
WARNING!
Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the
system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you
could lose control and have an accident. Do not use
Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads
that are winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery.
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ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLET
There are two 12 Volt (13 Amp) auxiliary power outlets
that can provide power for accessories designed for use
with the standard power outlet adapters.
The front power outlet is powered from the ignition
switch. Power is available when the ignition switch is in
the ON or ACC position.
Front Power Outlet
When the optional cigar lighter heating element is used
in the power outlet, it heats when pushed in and pops out
automatically when ready for use. To preserve the heating element, do not hold the lighter in the heating
position.
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A second power outlet is located inside the center console On vehicles equipped with a rear subwoofer, there is a
and is powered directly from the vehicle battery.
third power outlet located in the right rear cargo area.
CAUTION!
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts
(13 Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watt (13 Amp)
power rating is exceeded the fuse protecting the
system will need to be replaced.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not insert any other object in the power
outlets as this will damage the outlet and blow the
fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by your New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
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184 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
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 — M36 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Console Bin
2 — M6 Fuse 20 A Yellow Cigar Lighter Instrument Panel
3 — M7 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Rear with Sub Woofer (Opt.)
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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., mobile phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or
prevent the engine from starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.), will degrade the
battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater caution.
• After the use of high-power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
alternator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug.
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POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
There is a 115 Volt, 150 Watt inverter outlet located on the
front 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.
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
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inverter should automatically reset. If the power rating NOTE: When the power inverter switch is pressed, there
exceeds approximately 170 Watts, the power inverter will be a delay of approximately one second before the
may have to be reset manually. To reset the inverter inverter indicator light turns ON.
manually press the power inverter button OFF and ON.
To avoid overloading the circuit, check the power ratings
WARNING!
on electrical devices prior to using the inverter.
To avoid serious injury or death:
The power inverter switch is located • Do not use a three-prong adaptor.
on the instrument panel below the • Do not insert any objects into the receptacles.
climate controls. To turn on the power • Do not touch with wet hands.
outlet, press the switch once. The indi- • Close the lid when not in use.
cator light will illuminate. Press the • If this outlet is mishandled it may cause an electric
switch a second time to turn the power
shock and failure.
inverter outlet off.
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CUPHOLDERS
Rear Cupholders
Front Cupholders
The rear cupholders are located on the back of the center
console.
The front cupholders are located in the center console.
Rear Cupholders
Front Cupholders
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STORAGE
Glovebox Storage
The lockable glovebox storage compartment is located on
the passenger side of the lower instrument panel. Pull
outward on the handle/latch to open the compartment.
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Console Storage Compartment
To lock or unlock the storage compartment, insert the
ignition key and turn. To open the storage compartment,
press the latch and lift the cover.
Center Console
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Rear Storage Compartment
The rear cargo area storage compartment cover is held by
a spring-loaded latch. In order to remove the rear storage
compartment cover, use the following procedure:
NOTE: The rear storage compartment latch should not
be used as cargo tie-down.
1. Flip up the pull loop so it is perpendicular (straight
up) to the top surface of the tray.
2. Pull up on the loop and twist it 90 degrees, so it is
parallel to the slotted hole in the tray.
Rear Storage Cover
3. Open the rear compartment cover.
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DUAL TOP — TWO-DOOR MODELS —
IF EQUIPPED
Removing The Soft Top — Two-Door Models
If your vehicle is equipped with a Dual Top, you must
remove one of the tops from the vehicle. If the soft top
is removed, the pivot brackets must also be removed
from the sport bar. The soft top was installed at the
factory for shipping purposes only. The soft top and the
hard top are to be used independently. Removal is
mandatory to prevent any possible wear and tear on the
soft top. Your vehicle warranty will not cover damage
resulting from both tops remaining on the vehicle at the
same time for extended periods of time.
1. Locate and remove the two boxes that contain the
following items:
• Right and left door frames
• Four door frame attachment knobs
• Right and left quarter windows
• Rear window
• Two rear window roll up straps
• Two Sunrider威 secure straps (if equipped)
• Two rear swing gate brackets
2. Remove the hard top. Refer to “Freedom Top Three-Piece
Modular Hard Top — Front/Rear Panel Removal” in this
section.
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3. Remove the soft top bow assembly pivot bracket screws NOTE: To aid in disconnecting the knuckles, you may
carefully tap on the knuckles using a rubber mallet.
(two per side) using a #T30 Torx威 head driver.
4. Disconnect the knuckles from the left and right metal 5. Unzip the zipper on the sport bar cover to expose the
pivot brackets. Remove the soft top from the vehicle
pivot brackets. Remove the brackets using a #T30 Torx威
and store in a clean, dry location.
head driver. Recover and re-zip the sports bar cover.
Store the pivot brackets and screws in a safe place.
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Installing The Soft Top — Two-Door Models
NOTE: The following procedures are for first time set up
only. For future soft top procedures, refer to “Soft Top” in
this section.
1. Locate and remove the following items prior to hard
top removal:
• Right and left door frames
• Door frame attachment knobs (four for two-door
models, six for four-door models)
• Right and left quarter windows
• Rear window
6. Reinstall the hard top. Refer to “Freedom Top ThreePiece Modular Hard Top — Front/Rear Panel Instal- 2. Remove the hard top. Refer to “Freedom Top Three-Piece
lation” in this section.
Modular Hard Top — Front/Rear Panel Removal” in this
section.
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3. Install the door frames. Refer to “Door Frame” in this
section.
4. If the soft top has been removed, follow these steps to
reinstall the soft top. If the soft top is on the vehicle,
proceed to step #5.
1. If the pivot brackets have been removed, unzip the
sport bar covers and attach the pivot brackets to the
sports bar with the four screws that were removed
using a #T30 Torx威 head driver. Re-cover and re-zip
the sport bar covers.
2. Lay the soft top into the rear of the vehicle with the
bows pointing forward and the curved portion of the
bows facing upward.
3. Reattach the knuckles onto the metal pivot brackets.
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NOTE: To aid in reattaching the knuckles, you may
carefully tap on the knuckles using a rubber mallet.
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CAUTION!
4. Screw the pivot screws back into place using a #T30
Torx威 head driver. Secure them until they are snug,
being careful not to cross-thread the screws or overtighten.
Do not overtighten the screws. You can strip the
screws if they are overtightened.
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1. Remove the swing gate bar (black metal bar for DUAL TOP — FOUR-DOOR MODELS —
bottom of rear window) and set aside.
IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: Be sure the wire harness in the left rear corner is If your vehicle is equipped with a Dual Top, you must
not tangled in the soft top bows before you lift the top. remove one of the tops from the vehicle. If the soft top
is removed, the pivot brackets must also be removed
2. Unsnap and remove the black boot cover. This cover from the sport bar. The soft top was installed at the
should be discarded. It was intended as a protective factory for shipping purposes only. The soft top and the
cover for shipping only.
hard top are to be used independently. Removal is
NOTE: A visual instruction sheet is enclosed in the dual mandatory to prevent any possible wear and tear on the
soft top. Your vehicle warranty will not cover damage
top wrap.
resulting from both tops remaining on the vehicle at the
3. Put up the soft top. Refer to “Soft Top — Putting Up same time for extended periods of time.
The Soft Top” in this section.
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3. Unbutton the side bow tether strap (both sides).
Removing The Soft Top — Four-Door Models
1. Locate and remove the two boxes that contain the
following items:
• Right and left door frames
• Six door frame attachment knobs
• Right and left quarter windows
• Rear window
• Two rear window roll up straps
• Two Sunrider威 secure straps (if equipped)
• Two rear swing gate brackets
2. Remove the hard top. Refer to “Freedom Top ThreePiece Modular Hard Top — Front/Rear Panel Removal” in this section.
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4. Slide the tether strap up the side bow and attach to 5. Remove the soft top bow assembly pivot bracket
pivot bracket to secure side bows before removing soft
screws (two per side) from the sport bar using a #T30
top (both sides).
Torx威 head driver.
6. Lift the soft top in an upward motion to release the
pivot bracket from the sport bar bracket mounting tab.
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Remove the soft top from the vehicle and store in a clean, Installing The Soft Top — Four-Door Models
dry location (another person may be needed to help with
NOTE: The following procedures are for first time set up
this operation).
only. For future soft top procedures, refer to “Soft Top” in
this section.
1. Locate and remove the following items prior to hard
top removal:
• Right and left door frames
• Six door frame attachment knobs
• Right and left quarter windows
• Rear window
2. Remove the hard top. Refer to “Freedom Top ThreePiece Modular Hard Top — Front/Rear Panel Removal”
in this section.
7. Reinstall the hard top. Refer to “Freedom Top ThreePiece Modular Hard Top — Front/Rear Panel Instal- 3. Install the door frames. Refer to “Door Frame” in this
section.
lation” in this section.
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4. Install the soft top with the pivot bracket above the 5. Screw the pivot screws back into place using a #T30
sport bar bracket, lower the pivot bracket onto the
Torx威 head driver. Secure them until they are snug,
sport bar bracket mounting tab in a downward motion
being careful not to cross-thread the screws or overto lock into tab (another person may be needed to help
tighten.
with this operation).
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7. Button the side bow tether strap (both sides).
CAUTION!
Do not overtighten the screws. You can strip the
screws if they are overtightened.
6. Remove the tether strap from the pivot bracket and
slide down the side bow (both sides).
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8. Remove the swing gate bar (black metal bar for
bottom of rear window) and set aside.
NOTE: Be sure the wire harness in the left rear corner is
not tangled in the soft top bows before you lift the top.
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9. Unsnap and remove the black boot cover. This cover
should be discarded. It was intended as a protective
cover for shipping only.
NOTE: A visual instruction sheet is enclosed in the dual
top wrap.
10. Put up the soft top. Refer to “Soft Top — Putting Up
The Soft Top” in this section.
CAUTION! (Continued)
etc. Also, it was not designed as a structural member of the vehicle, and thus cannot properly carry
any additional loads other than environmental
(rain, snow, etc.).
• Do not move your vehicle until the top has been
either fully attached to the windshield frame and
bodyside, or fully removed.
FREEDOM TOP™ THREE-PIECE MODULAR
HARD TOP — IF EQUIPPED
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
• The hard top is not designed to carry any additional loads such as roof racks, spare tires, building, hunting, or camping supplies, and/or luggage,
(Continued)
Failure to follow these cautions may cause interior
water damage, stains or mildew:
• It is recommended that the top be free of water
prior to panel removal. Removing the top, opening
a door or lowering a window while the top is wet
may allow water to drip into the vehicles interior.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• The hard top assembly must be positioned properly to ensure sealing. Improper installation can
cause water to leak into the vehicles interior.
• Careless handling and storage of the removable
roof panels may damage the seals, causing water to
leak into the vehicles interior.
• The front panel(s) must be positioned properly to
ensure sealing. Improper installation can cause
water to leak into the vehicles interior.
2. Turn the rear fasteners (knobs) (located on the overhead speaker bar assembly) counterclockwise until
they can be removed.
Front Panel(s) Removal
NOTE: Left panel must be removed before removing
right panel.
1. Fold down the sun visor, and move it to the side.
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3. Turn the center L-shaped locks (two) from the center 4. Turn the rear L-shaped lock (located above the shoulof the roof panel.
der belt anchorage).
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5. Unlatch the header panel latch located at the top of the Freedom Top™ Storage Bag
windshield.
Vehicles equipped with a Freedom Top™ Modular Hard
Top, come with a Freedom Top™ storage bag that allows
you to store your Freedom Top™ panels. The storage bag
contains two compartments and fits behind the rear seat.
Lay the Freedom bag down so the loops and hooks are
facing downward. Unzip the bag and fold back the outer
flap. Release the Velcro on the black panel divider and
fold it back.
NOTE: Ensure the front Freedom Top™ panel latch is
closed prior to inserting the panel into the Freedom bag.
6. Remove the left-hand panel.
To remove the right panel, follow the steps above
except for Step 3.
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Insert the right side Freedom panel into the bag with the Unfold the black panel divider (ensure the divider is
latches facing downward.
laying flat). Secure the Velcro, located at the center of the
divider.
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Insert the left-side Freedom panel into the bag with the Unfold the outer flap and zip the Freedom bag closed.
latches facing upward.
NOTE: Ensure the front Freedom panel latch is closed
prior to inserting the panel into the bag.
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Install the seat attachment strap (at the top of the bag) Lift the Freedom bag into the vehicle with the hooks and
through the loops.
straps facing the back of the rear seat. Attach the clips at
the bottom of the bag to the child restraint anchorages,
located at the base of the rear seat.
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Wrap the upper strap around the rear head restraints and Front Panel(s) Installation
loop the strap through the buckle. Pull on the strap to
NOTE: Set the panels on the windshield frame so that
tighten the Freedom bag securely against the rear seat.
there is no overhang. Also, make sure that the panels are
sitting flush with the body.
1. Install the right panel first, then the left panel.
2. Reinstall the panel(s) using the same steps for removal
in reverse order.
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NOTE: The front panel(s) must be positioned properly
to ensure sealing. Set the panels on the windshield frame
so that there is no overhang. Also, make sure that the
1. Turn the left and right panels over and move the
panels are sitting flush with the body.
spacer block (located on the rear of the panel) upward
90 degrees.
2. Install the right panel first, then the left panel.
Front Panel(s) Installation With Rear Hard Top
Removed
3. Reinstall the panel(s) using the same steps for removal
in reverse order.
Rear Hard Top Removal
1. Remove both front panels. Refer to “Front Panel(s)
Removal” in this section.
2. Open both doors.
3. Remove the two Torx威 head screws that secure the
hard top at the B-pillar (near the top of the door) using
a #40 Torx威 head driver (Four–Door Only).
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4. Remove the six Torx威 head screws that secure the hard 6. Locate the wire harness on the left rear inside corner of
top to the vehicle (along the interior bodyside) using a
the vehicle.
#40 Torx威 head driver.
5. Open the swing gate all the way to ensure clearance of
the rear window glass. Lift the rear window glass.
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Wire Harness Connector
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7. Release the red locking tab by pulling outward to the 8. To remove the wiring harness press the tab and pull
right.
downward to disconnect.
Red Locking Tab
Press Tab To Disconnect
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9. To remove the washer hose, pinch the grips on hose
connector and pull downward.
CAUTION!
The removal of the Freedom Top requires four adults
located on each corner. Failure to follow this caution
could damage the Freedom Top.
Rear Hard Top Installation
NOTE: If the door frames are installed from soft top
usage, they must be removed prior to installation of the
hard top.
1. Inspect the hard top seals for damage and replace if
necessary.
2. Install the hard top using the same steps for removal
in reverse order.
Pinch Grip On Hose
10. Close the swing gate.
11. Remove the hard top from the vehicle. Place the hard
top on a soft surface to prevent damage.
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Make sure that the hard top is sitting flush with the body DOOR FRAME
at the sides and check to ensure that there is a uniform
gap between the lift glass and hard top.
NOTE:
• The Torx fasteners that attach the hard top to the body
should be torqued to 66 in lb +/- 22 in lb (7.5 N·m +/2.5 N·m)
WARNING!
Do not drive your vehicle on pavement with the door
frame(s) removed as you will lose the protection that
they can provide. This procedure is furnished for use
during off-road operation only.
• It is not necessary to pinch connection when reinstalling washer hose. Push on until click is heard.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions may cause interior
water damage, stains or mildew:
• Opening a door or lowering a window while the
top is wet may allow water to drip into the vehicle’s
interior.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Careless handling and storage of the removable
door frame(s) may damage the seals, causing water
to leak into the vehicle’s interior.
• The door frame(s) must be positioned properly to
ensure sealing. Improper installation can cause
water to leak into the vehicle’s interior.
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Door Frame Removal
1. Unscrew and remove the door frame attachment
knobs (two per door).
WARNING!
Use both hands to remove the door frames. The door
frames will fold and could cause injury if both hands
are not used.
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2. Place one hand on the upper rear and one hand on the
front of the door frame.
3. Pull the frame toward you with your rearward hand to
remove the frame from the vehicle.
WARNING!
4. Screw the knobs back into the door frame and fold for
storage. Store in a secure location.
Never store the door frames in your vehicle. In an
event of an accident, a loose door frame many cause
personal injury. If removed, always store the door
frames outside of the vehicle.
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Door Frame Installation — Two-Door Models
1. Unfold door frame and unscrew thumbscrews.
3. After the door frame pin has been set into the body
side hole, carefully set the front of the door frame into
the rubber seal at the top of the windshield.
2. Set the door frame pin into the hole on top of the body
4. Starting with the front of the door frame, clip it over
side, behind the door opening.
the metal side bar and then clip the rear, making sure
that the material for the side bar covers is not pinched
by the door frame.
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5. Starting with the front knob, screw in and tighten both Door Frame Installation — Four-Door Models
knobs. Repeat on the other side.
1. Install the rear door frame first.
2. Set the door frame pin into the hole on top of the body
side, just behind the rear door opening.
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3. Position the top of the door frame against the metal 4. Loosely install the rear knob (long knob) to hold the
sport bar and press onto the side bar making sure not
door rail in position.
to pinch the material of the sports bar covers and to
5. Carefully set the front of the front door frame in the
ensure it is properly positioned on the seal above the
rubber seal at the top of the windshield.
front of the rear door.
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6. Clip the front of the door rail over the side bar making 8. Loosely install both knobs beginning with the front
sure that the material for the side bar cover is not
knob (long knob). Then, install the middle knob (short
pinched by the door frame.
knob) through the front and rear door frames and
screw into the top of the B-pillar.
7. Position the rear of the front door frame to lay on top
of the front of the rear door frame. Ensure the seals are 9. Tighten the front knob, then the rear most knob, and
installed correctly to avoid water leaks.
then the middle knob. Repeat this procedure for the
other side.
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Place the vehicle in a warm area. Pull steadily on the top
fabric. The vinyl will stretch back to its original size and
Please visit the owners section of Jeep.com for instructhe top can then be installed. If the temperature is 41°F
tional videos.
(5°C) or below, do not attempt to put the top down or
roll the rear or side curtains.
SOFT TOP — TWO-DOOR MODELS
CAUTION!
The soft top is not designed to carry any additional
loads such as roof racks, spare tires, building, hunting,
or camping supplies, and/or luggage, etc. Also, it was
not designed as a structural member of the vehicle and,
thus, cannot properly carry any additional loads other
than environmental (rain, snow, etc.).
If the temperature is below 72°F (24°C) and/or the top
has been folded down for a period of time, the top will
appear to have shrunk when you raise it, making it
difficult to put up. This is caused by a natural contraction
of the vinyl coating on the fabric top.
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CAUTION!
• Do not run a fabric top through an automatic car
wash. Window scratches and wax build up may
result.
• Do not lower the top when the temperature is
below 41°F (5°C). Damage to the top may result.
• Do not move your vehicle until the top has been
either fully attached to the windshield frame, or
fully lowered.
• Do not lower the top with the windows installed.
Window and top damage may occur.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Refer to “Appearance Care For Fabric Top Models”
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information. It contains important information on cleaning
and caring for your vehicle’s fabric top.
• Do not use any tools (screwdrivers, etc.) to pry or
force any of the clamps, clips, or retainers securing
the soft top. Do not force or pry the soft top
framework when opening or closing. Damage to
the top may result.
• Do not drive the vehicle with the rear window
curtain up unless the side curtains are also removed. Dangerous exhaust gases could enter the
vehicle causing harm to the driver and passengers.
• The fabric upper doors and fabric top are designed
only for protection against the elements. Do not
rely on them to contain occupants within the vehicle or to protect against injury during an accident. Remember, always wear seat belts.
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Quick Steps To Lowering The Soft Top
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions may cause interior
water damage, stains or mildew on the top material:
• It is recommended that the top be free of water
prior to opening it. Operating the top, opening a
door or lowering a window while the top is wet
may allow water to drip into the vehicle’s interior.
• Careless handling and storage of the soft top may
damage the seals, causing water to leak into the
vehicle’s interior.
• The soft top must be positioned properly to ensure
sealing. Improper installation can cause water to
leak into the vehicle’s interior.
Refer to “Lowering The Soft Top” in this section for
further information.
1. Remove the side windows.
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2. Remove the back window.
3. Release header latches from the windshield frame.
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4. Release the sail panel retainers from the body side 5. As you begin to lower the top, fold the sail panels so
that they rest on top of the soft top.
channel at the rear corners of the vehicle.
3
NOTE: When releasing the sail panel retainers, it is
helpful to pull down on the rear roof bow.
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6. Release the Sunrider威 latch (both sides).
7. Open the swing gate and lower the top.
NOTE: Ensure fabric does not overhang the sides of the
vehicle.
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Quick Steps To Raising The Soft Top
Refer to “Raising The Soft Top” in this section for further
information.
1. Open the swing gate and raise the top, engaging the
Sunrider威 latches (another person may be needed to
help with this operation).
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2. Engage header latches.
3. Install rear corner panels.
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4. Install the back window.
5. Install the side windows.
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6. Insert the front retainer of the window into the door 7. Insert the retainer along the bottom edge of the
channel, making sure the retainer is fully seated and
window into the bottom side channel, beginning at the
properly positioned on the door frame. Failure to do
front and working to the rear of the vehicle. Finish
so can result in wind and water leaks or damage to the
by closing the zipper completely and attaching the
window.
Velcro威 along the top and rear of the window. Repeat
this step for the opposite side.
1 — Incorrect Insertion
2 — Correct Insertion
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Lowering The Soft Top
3
1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
Header Bow
2–Bow
3–Bow
Sail Panel
Body Side Retainer
6
7
8
9
—
—
—
—
Quarter Window
Check Strap
Front Retainer — Quarter Window
Bottom Retainer — Quarter Window
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1
2
3
4
5
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—
—
—
—
Zipper Start
Zipper Finish
Swing Gate Bar
Swing Gate Brackets
Sail Panels
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NOTE: Clean side and rear windows before removal to 3. Release the header latches and leave the hooks in the
assist in preventing scratching during removal of the soft
loops on the windshield.
top. If zippers are difficult to operate due to road dust,
etc., clean them with a mild soap solution and a small
brush. Cleaning products are available through your
authorized dealer.
1. If your vehicle has half doors, remove each half-door
window by opening the door and lifting the half-door
window out.
NOTE: Stow the half-door windows carefully outside of
the vehicle, never inside, to avoid scratches.
2. Unclip and move the sun visors to the side.
4. Open the swing gate.
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5. Before unzipping the rear window, release the first 3 in
(7.6 cm) of both sail panels from the channel. Remove
the swing gate bar by pulling it straight rearward out
of the swing gate brackets.
• Unzip the rear window starting at the right lower
corner of the window. Pull the zipper up, across the
top and down to the left lower corner. Zipper pulls
will stay on the rear window. Pull down on the rear
window to disengage it from the zipper on the top
cover.
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6. Remove the rear window retainer from the swing gate 9. Beginning from the rear lower corner, completely
bracket on both the left and right sides.
unzip the window.
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10. Once unzipped, remove the side window retainers
from the door channel and body side channel. Repeat
8. Undo the Velcro威 that runs along the top and rear
this step on the opposite side.
edge of the side window.
7. Stow the windows carefully to avoid scratching.
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11. Finish releasing the sail panel retainers from the body 12. As you begin to lower the top, fold the sail panels so
that they rest on top of the soft top.
side channel at the rear corners of the vehicle.
NOTE: When releasing the sail panel retainers, it is
helpful to pull down on the rear roof bow.
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13. The swing gate brackets do not need to be removed 14. Completely release the latches from the loops on the
unless the hard top is being installed. To remove the
windshield frame. If your vehicle is not equipped
swing gate brackets, pull the front of the bracket
with the Sunrider威 package, proceed to Step 15.
forward while rolling the entire bracket back in
toward the vehicle to disengage.
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15. Make sure the plastic sleeves are slid rearward over 16. Unlatch the side bows from both door rails (Sunrider威
the Sunrider威 link (Sunrider威 Models only).
Models only).
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17. Before lowering the top, open the swing gate to 18. Tuck the fabric and the check straps between the bows
prevent possible damage to the rear center highand as far inward as possible. This will keep any
mounted brake light. Move to the front of the vehicle.
portion of the top from flapping outside of the vehicle.
Grasp the side bow behind the header and lift the
top, folding it toward the rear of the vehicle.
3
NOTE: Help from another person will ease this operation.
19. Close the front header latches.
20. Remove the door frames, if desired. Refer to “Door
Frame” in this section for further information.
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4. Standing on the side of the vehicle, lift the top by the
side bow and the 2–bow (middle bow) up and over the
1. Unclip and move the sun visors to the side.
sports bar until the header rests on the top of the
2. Install door frames, if removed. Refer to “Door Frame”
windshield frame.
in this section for further information.
Raising The Soft Top
3. Make sure the plastic sleeve is slid over Sunrider威 link
(Sunrider威 Models only).
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5. Make sure the Sunrider威 bracket on the side bows 6. Open the header latches and engage the hook on each
latches to the door rails (Sunrider威 Models only).
side onto the windshield loops (do not close the
latches).
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7. If the swing gate brackets were removed, install them 8. Move to the rear of the vehicle and gently pull the sail
by hooking the rear edge of the bracket on the interior
panels over the rear roof bow.
side of the body channel. Then, rotate it rearward and
over the channel until it snaps onto the exterior part of
the rail. To be properly located, the bracket must only
be clipped to the shortened rail edge.
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9. Partially install the sail panel retainers into the body 10. To install the side windows, affix the window temside channel, leaving the last 3 in (7.6 cm) toward the
porarily by attaching to the Velcro威 in the rear corner.
rear window loose (on both sides). Pulling down on
Start the zipper but close only about 1 in (2.5 cm).
the rear roof bow (3–bow) will aid to reach the channel
with the retainers.
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11. Insert the front retainer of the window into the door
channel, making sure the retainer is fully seated and
properly positioned on the door frame. Failure to do
so can result in wind and water leaks or damage to
the window.
1 — Incorrect Insertion
2 — Correct Insertion
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12. Insert the retainer along the bottom edge of the
window into the bottom side channel, beginning at
the front and working to the rear of the vehicle.
Finish by closing the zipper completely and attaching
the Velcro威 along the top and rear of the window.
Repeat this step for the opposite side.
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13. Locate the black swing gate bar. Slide the swing gate 14. Install the rear window by starting both zipper ends
bar over the receiver at the bottom inside of the rear
at the lower left corner of the rear window opening.
window. The spongy part of the seal should be down
Ensure that the zippers are properly started and
and pointed outward to seal with the swing gate
aligned before zipping to prevent damage.
when closed.
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16. Grasp the swing gate bar and position it into the
swing gate brackets.
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15. Run the zipper fully around to the right side of the
window.
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17. Insert the rear window retainer into the swing gate 19. Close the header latches and return the sun visors to
bracket on both the left and right sides.
their secured position.
18. Apply downward pressure on the top corner of the
rear soft top bow (3–bow), then complete attaching
the sail panel retainers into the body side channel.
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Place the vehicle in a warm area. Pull steadily on the top
Please visit the owner’s section of Jeep.com for instruc- fabric. The vinyl will stretch back to its original size and
the top can then be snapped into place. If the temperational videos.
ture is 41°F (5°C) or below, do not attempt to put the top
down or roll the rear or side curtains.
SOFT TOP — FOUR-DOOR MODELS
CAUTION!
The soft top is not designed to carry any additional
loads such as roof racks, spare tires, building, hunting, or camping supplies, and/or luggage, etc. Also, it
was not designed as a structural member of the
vehicle, and thus cannot properly carry any additional loads other than environmental (rain, snow,
etc.).
If the temperature is below 72°F (24°C) and/or the top
has been folded down for a period of time, the top will
appear to have shrunk when you raise it, making it
difficult to put up. This is caused by a natural contraction
of the vinyl coating on the fabric top.
3
CAUTION!
• Do not run a fabric top through an automatic car
wash. Window scratches and wax buildup may
result.
• Do not lower the top when the temperature is
below 41°F (5°C). Damage to the top may result.
• Do not lower the top when the windows are dirty.
Grit may scratch the window.
• Do not move your vehicle until the top has been
either fully attached to the windshield frame, or
fully lowered.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Do not lower the top with the windows installed.
Window and top damage may occur.
• Refer to “Appearance Care for Fabric Top Models”
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information. It contains important information on cleaning
and caring for your vehicle’s fabric top.
• Do not use any tools (screwdrivers, etc.) to pry or
force any of the clamps, clips, or retainers securing
the soft top. Do not force or pry the soft top
framework when opening or closing. Damage to
the top may result.
• Do not drive the vehicle with the rear window
curtain up unless the side curtains are also open.
Dangerous exhaust gases which can kill could
enter the vehicle.
• The fabric upper doors and fabric top are designed
only for protection against the elements. Do not
rely on them to contain occupants within the vehicle or to protect against injury during an accident. Remember, always wear seat belts.
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NOTE: Do not remove any of the three attachment knobs
unless you are planning on installing the hard top.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions may cause interior
water damage, stains or mildew on the top material:
• It is recommended that the top be free of water
prior to opening it. Operating the top, opening a
door or lowering a window while the top is wet
may allow water to drip into the vehicle’s interior.
• Careless handling and storage of the soft top may
damage the seals, causing water to leak into the
vehicle’s interior.
• The soft top must be positioned properly to ensure
sealing. Improper installation can cause water to
leak into the vehicle’s interior.
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Quick Steps For Lowering The Soft Top
2. Remove the back window.
1. Remove the side windows.
NOTE: Start zipper from the right side to remove back
window.
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3. Release header latches from the windshield frame.
4. Release the sail panel retainers from the body side
channel at the rear corners of the vehicle.
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NOTE: When releasing the sail panel retainers, it is
helpful to pull down on the rear roof bow.
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5. Fold the sail panels so that they rest on top of the soft 6. Fold header rearward, pulling the fabric to the rear.
top.
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7. Release Sunrider威 latch (both sides).
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8. Open the swing gate and lower the top.
Quick Steps For Raising The Soft Top
1. Open the swing gate and raise the top, engaging the
Sunrider威 latches (another person may be needed to
help with this operation).
NOTE: Ensure the fabric does not overhang the sides of
the vehicle.
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2. Install rear corner panels.
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3. Rotate the header forward.
4. Engage the header latches.
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5. Install the back window.
6. Install the side windows.
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7. Insert the front retainer of the window into the door 8. Insert the retainer along the bottom edge of the
channel, making sure the retainer is fully seated and
window into the bottom side channel, beginning at the
properly positioned on the door frame. Failure to do
front and working to the rear of the vehicle. Finish
so can result in wind and water leaks or damage to the
by closing the zipper completely and attaching the
window.
Velcro威 along the top and rear of the window. Repeat
this step for the opposite side.
1 — Incorrect Insertion
2 — Correct Insertion
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Folding Down The Soft Top
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1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
Header Bow
2–Bow
3–Bow
4–Bow
Sail Panel
6 — Body Side Retainer
7 — Quarter Window
8 — Check Strap
9 — Front Retainer — Quarter Window
10 — Bottom Retainer — Quarter Window
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2
3
4
5
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—
—
—
—
Zipper Start
Zipper Finish
Swing Gate Bar
Swing Gate Brackets
Sail Panels
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NOTE: Clean side and rear windows before removal to 3. Release the header latches and hooks from the loops
assist in preventing scratching during removal of the soft
on the windshield frame.
top. If zippers are difficult to operate due to road dust,
etc., clean them with a mild soap solution and a small
brush. Cleaning products are available through your
authorized dealer.
1. If your vehicle has half-doors, remove each half-door
window by opening the door and lifting the half-door
window out.
NOTE: Stow half-door windows carefully outside of the
vehicle, never inside, to avoid scratches.
2. Unclip and move the sun visors to the side.
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4. Open the swing gate.
5. Before unzipping the rear window, release the first 3 in
(7.6 cm) of both sail panels from the channel. Remove
the swing gate bar by pulling it straight rearward out
of the swing gate brackets.
• Unzip the rear window starting at the right lower
corner of the window. Pull the zipper up, across the
top and down to the left lower corner. Zipper pulls
will stay on the rear window. Pull down on the rear
window to disengage it from the zipper on the top
cover.
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6. Remove the rear window retainer from the swing gate 9. Beginning from the rear lower corner, completely
bracket on both the left and right sides.
unzip the window.
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7. Stow the windows carefully to avoid scratching.
10. Once unzipped, remove the side window retainers
from the door channel and body side channel. Repeat
8. Undo the Velcro威 that runs along the top and rear
this step on the opposite side.
edge of the side window.
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11. Finish releasing the sail panel retainers from the body 12. Fold the sail panels so that they rest on top of the soft
side channel at the rear corners of the vehicle.
top.
NOTE: When releasing the sail panel retainers, it is
helpful to pull down on the rear roof bow.
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13. The swing gate brackets do not need to be removed 14. Grasp the front side bow behind the header, and lift
unless the hard top is being installed. To remove the
the top.
swing gate brackets, pull the front of the bracket
forward while rolling the entire bracket back in
toward the vehicle to disengage.
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15. Fold back the front section of the top, pulling the 16. Fold the top so that the material forms a ⬙W⬙ as
fabric rearward. Gently rest the header on top of the
shown. Enter the vehicle and move the material into
rear portion of the deck.
two folds.
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17. Release the side bows by pressing down on the latch 18. Before lowering the top, open the swing gate to
above the front of the rear door. Push the top
prevent possible damage to the rear center highrearward to disengage. Repeat this step on the other
mounted brake light. Grasp the folded side bows and
side.
slide the top along the door frame track to the rear
door frame.
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19. Gently slide the side bows off the door frame track 21. Once the top is fully down, use the Velcro威 straps
provided to secure the top to the vehicle by wrapping
and lower the top down into the vehicle.
the strap around the side bows and through the slot
NOTE: Help from another person will ease this operation.
on the body.
20. Tuck the fabric and the check straps between the
bows as far inside as possible. This will keep any 22. Close the front header latches.
portion of the top from flapping outside of the 23. Remove the door frames, if desired. Refer to “Door
vehicle.
Frame” in this section for further information.
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4. Grasp the folded side bows and lift to the top of the
rear door frames.
Putting Up The Soft Top
NOTE: Be extremely careful when putting up the soft
top to prevent the doors from getting scratched. It may be NOTE: Help from another person will ease this operation.
helpful to open the rear doors.
1. Install the door frames, if removed. Refer to “Door
Frame” in this section for further information.
2. Undo the straps used to secure the top in the down
position and store in secure location.
3. Open the swing gate.
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5. Insert the slider feature of the knuckles into the door 6. Ensure that the top locks into the Sunrider威 locking
frame tracks and slide the top forward.
mechanisms that are located above the front of the rear
doors.
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7. Unclip and move the sun visors to the side.
8. Standing on the side of the vehicle, lift the top by the
side bow until it rests on the windshield frame.
9. Open the header latches and engage the hook on each
side onto the windshield loops (do not close the
latches).
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10. If the swing gate brackets were removed, install them 11. Ensure that the straps are positioned correctly before
by hooking the rear edge of the bracket on the interior
pulling the sail panels over the rear roof bow (4-bow).
side of the body channel. Then, rotate it rearward and
over the channel until it snaps onto the exterior part of
the rail. To be properly located, the bracket must only
be clipped to the shortened rail edge.
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Partially install the sail panel retainers into the body side 12. To install the side windows, affix the window temchannel, leaving the last 3 in (7.6 cm) toward the rear
porarily by attaching it to the Velcro威 in the upper
window loose (on both sides). Pulling down on the rear
rear corner. Start the zipper but close only about 1 in
roof bow (4–bow) will aid in reaching the channel with
(2.5 cm).
the retainers.
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13. Insert the front retainer of the window into the door
channel, making sure the retainer is fully seated and
properly positioned on the door frame. Failure to do
so can result in wind and water leaks or damage to
the window.
1 — Incorrect Insertion
2 — Correct Insertion
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14. Insert the retainer along the bottom edge of the
window into the bottom side channel, beginning at
the front and working to the rear of the vehicle.
Finish by closing the zipper completely and attaching
the Velcro威 along the top and rear of the window.
Repeat this step for the opposite side.
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15. Locate the black swing gate bar. Slide the swing gate 16. Install the rear window by starting both zipper ends
bar over the receiver at the bottom inside of the rear
at the lower left corner of the rear window opening.
window. The spongy part of the seal should be down
Ensure that the zippers are properly started and
and pointed outward to seal with the swing gate
aligned before zipping to prevent damage.
when closed.
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17. Run the first zipper fully around to the right side of 19. Insert the rear window retainer into the swing gate
the window.
bracket on both the left and right sides.
18. Grasp the swing gate bar and position it into the
swing gate brackets.
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20. Complete the installation of the sail panel by insert- SUNRIDER姞 (TWO-DOOR MODELS) —
ing the rest of the retainer into the body channel.
IF EQUIPPED
21. Close the header latches and return the sun visors to
their secured position.
CAUTION!
Operating the top, opening a door or lowering a
window while the top is wet may allow water to drip
into the vehicle’s interior.
NOTE: If you are going to be driving faster than 40 mph
(64 km/h) with the Sunrider威 feature open, it is recommended that you remove the rear window of the vehicle.
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3. Slide the plastic sleeve forward.
Opening The Sunrider姞
1. Unclip and move the sun visors to the side.
2. Release the header latches from the loops on the
windshield frame.
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4. Grasp the header and lift the top back. Make sure the 5. Locate the straps to secure the side bows. Wrap the
material is folded back as shown.
straps around the bows as shown. Repeat on the other
side.
NOTE: The Sunrider威 latch on the door rail should not
be activated for Sunrider威 use. If activated, the soft top
must be reinstalled starting from the sail panels.
6. Reposition the sun visors.
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Closing The Sunrider姞
SUNRIDER姞 (FOUR-DOOR MODELS) —
IF EQUIPPED
1. Remove the straps from the side bows.
2. Unclip and move the sun visors to the side.
CAUTION!
3. Grasp the front header and pull it to the front of the
vehicle.
Operating the top, opening a door or lowering a
window while the top is wet may allow water to drip
into the vehicle’s interior.
4. Hook the header latches to the loops on the windshield frame, close latches, and return the sun visors to
NOTE: If you are going to be driving faster than 40 mph
their original positions.
(64 km/h) with the Sunrider威 feature open, it is recom5. Slide the plastic sleeve rearward over the Sunrider威 mended that you remove the rear window of the vehicle.
link.
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3. Grasp the front side bow behind the header, and lift
the top.
Opening The Sunrider姞
1. Unclip and move the sun visors to the side.
2. Release the header latches from the loops on the
windshield frame.
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4. Fold back the front section of the top and gently rest 5. Fold the top so that the material forms a ⬙W⬙ as shown.
the header on top of the rear portion of the deck.
Enter the vehicle and move the material into two folds.
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6. Secure the top by using the two provided straps. Each FOLDING WINDSHIELD
strap will wrap around the side bow and Velcro威 to The fold-down windshield and removable side bars on
itself; use one strap on each side of the vehicle.
your vehicle are structural elements that can provide
some protection in some accidents. The windshield also
provides some protection against weather, road debris
and intrusion of small branches and other objects.
Do not drive your vehicle on-road with the windshield
down and the side bars removed as you lose the protection these structural elements can provide.
If required for certain off-road uses, the side bars can be
removed and the windshield folded down. However, the
protection afforded by these features is then lost. If you
remove the side bars and fold down the windshield,
drive slowly and cautiously. It is recommended that the
Closing The Sunrider姞
speed of the vehicle be limited to 10 mph (16 km/h), with
Perform the above steps in the opposite order.
low range operation preferred if you are driving off-road
NOTE: Failure to fold the fabric rearward will allow the with the windshield folded down.
material to sag and may block the rearview mirror.
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Raise the windshield and reinstall the side bars as soon as
the task that required their removal is completed and
before you return to on-road driving. Both you and your
passenger should wear seat belts at all times, on-road and
off-road, regardless of whether the windshield is raised
or folded down.
Outside rearview mirrors are mounted on the doors. If you
choose to remove the doors, see your authorized dealer for
a replacement cowl-mounted outside mirror. Federal law
requires outside mirrors on vehicles for on-road use.
WARNING!
Carefully follow these warnings to help protect
against personal injury:
• Do not drive your vehicle on-road with the windshield down.
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not drive your vehicle unless the windshield is
securely fastened, either up or down.
• Eye protection, such as goggles, should be worn at
all times when the windshield is down.
• Be sure that you carefully follow the instructions
for raising the windshield. Make sure that the
folding windshield, windshield wipers, side bars,
and all associated hardware and fasteners are correctly and tightly assembled before driving your
vehicle. Failure to follow these instructions may
prevent your vehicle from providing you and your
passengers protection in some accidents.
• If you remove the doors, store them outside the
vehicle. In the event of an accident, a loose door
may cause personal injury.
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Lowering The Windshield And Removing Side
Bars
1. Lower the fabric top or remove the hard top following
the instructions in this manual.
NOTE: To assist in properly reinstalling side bars, mark
the original locations prior to removing.
2. Remove the two top hex bolts (13 mm), and the one
side hex bolt (13 mm) visible through the trim (Do not
remove plastic corner trim, sun visor bolts, or sport
bar covering).
3. Remove the sun visor.
4. Remove the A-pillar cap.
5. Disconnect microphone (if equipped with Uconnect™
phone).
6. Open the sport bar Velcro covering.
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7. Remove the one hex bolt (13 mm) visible through the
plastic trim on the bottom side of the side bar, one hex
bolt (13 mm) on the side of the side bar, and one hex
bolt (13 mm) on top of the side bar.
NOTE: Pull side bar out horizontally when removing.
CAUTION!
Do not remove the head impact foam from the side
bars, as damage to the foam may result.
NOTE: Store all of the mounting bolts in their original
threaded holes and tighten for safekeeping.
8. Remove the side bar assembly, and reattach the sport
bar Velcro威 covering.
9. To safely store the side bars in your vehicle, use four
cinch straps (available from your authorized dealer).
Attach the straps through the slots located on the floor
behind the folded rear seat at the front of the storage
bin cover.
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WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you carry the side
bars loose in your vehicle. Remove the side bars from
the vehicle or securely store them as described or
they may cause personal injury if an accident occurs.
See your authorized dealer for the cinch straps.
11. Remove the lower windshield plates by removing the
six black round-headed Torx威 head screws (using a
#40 Torx威 head driver) on each side of the base of the
windshield.
10. Remove the windshield wiper arms by first pulling
the wiper away from the windshield and out to the
“lock” position. Unsnap the wiper arm nut caps, and
remove the retaining nuts. Lift the wiper arms off and
store them in the center console or securely behind
the rear seat.
NOTE: It may be necessary to use a battery terminal
puller tool in order to separate the wiper arms from the
shaft after the nuts have been removed.
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12. Lower the windshield gently until it contacts the
rubber hood bumpers.
13. Secure the windshield by passing a cinch strap
through the footman hoop on the center of the hood
and on the center of the windshield frame. Tighten
the strap to secure the windshield in place.
3
Raising The Windshield And Replacing Side Bars
1. Raise the windshield.
2. Loosely attach the rear of the side bar to the sport bar.
Refer to Step 4 of “Lowering Windshield And Removing Side Bars” earlier in this section.
• Reattach the sport bar Velcro威 covering.
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3. Attach the front of the side bar to the windshield 5. Install the lower windshield plates with the six black
frame.
round-headed Torx威 head screws (using a #40 Torx威
head driver) on each side of the base of the wind• Install the top two hex bolts (13 mm) first, then the
shield.
lower side hex bolt (13 mm). The lower side bolt will
not align until the top two bolts are installed.
6. Reinstall the wiper arms.
4. Tighten all side bar attachment bolts.
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Rotate the switch upward to the first detent
position for rear wiper operation.
REAR WINDOW FEATURES — HARD TOP ONLY
Rear Window Wiper/Washer — If Equipped
Rotate the switch upward past the first detent to
A rotary switch on the center portion of the control lever
activate the rear washer. The washer pump and
(located on the right side of the steering column) controls
the wiper will continue to operate as long as the switch is
the operation of the rear wiper/washer function.
held. Upon release, the wiper will cycle two to three
times before returning to the set position.
If the rear wiper is operating when the ignition is turned
to the LOCK position, the wiper will automatically return
to the “Park” position. When the vehicle is restarted, the
wiper will resume function at whichever position the
switch is set at.
Rear Wiper/Washer Control
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Rear Window Defroster — If Equipped
CAUTION!
The rear window defroster button is located on
the bottom right-side of the blower control knob.
Press this button to turn on the rear window defroster.
An indicator in the button will illuminate when the rear
window defroster is on. The rear window defroster
automatically turns off after approximately 10 minutes.
For an additional five minutes of operation, press the
button a second time.
NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear
window defroster only when the engine is operating.
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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CONTENTS
䡵 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .298
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS . . . . .300
䡵 COMPASS AND TRIP COMPUTER — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
▫ Control Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
▫ Compass/Temperature Display . . . . . . . . . . . .317
▫ Trip Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
䡵 ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION
CENTER (EVIC) — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . .321
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
▫ Oil Change Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
▫ EVIC Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
▫ Compass Display / ECO (Fuel Saver Mode)
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
▫ Average Fuel Economy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
▫ Distance To Empty (DTE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
▫ Elapsed Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
▫ EVIC Units Selection (UNITS IN Display) . . . .330
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▫ System Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331 䡵 MEDIA CENTER 730N/430/430N (RHR/RER/
RBZ/RHB) CD/DVD/HDD/NAV
▫ Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
— IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .355
Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
▫ Operating Instructions (Voice Command System)
䡵 MEDIA CENTER 230 (REQ) — AM/FM STEREO
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .355
RADIO AND 6–DISC CD/DVD CHANGER
▫ Operating Instructions (Uconnect™ Phone)
(MP3/WMA AUX JACK) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .355
▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode . . . . . . . .335
䡵 MEDIA CENTER 130 (SALES CODE RES) . . . . .356
▫ Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode. . . . . . .356
and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO) . . .344
▫ Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files. . . . . . . . .346
▫ LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play) . .348
▫ INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play) . .349
▫ Operation Instructions — CD MODE For
CD And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359
▫ Notes on Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362
▫ Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode . . . . .364
▫ Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377 䡵 MEDIA CENTER 130 WITH SATELLITE
RADIO (SALES CODE RES+RSC) . . . . . . . . . . .365
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▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode. . . . . . .365
▫ Play Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
▫ Operation Instructions — CD MODE for
CD and MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
▫ List Or Browse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374
▫ LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) . . . . . . .376
▫ INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) . . . . . .376
▫ Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio)
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
䡵 iPod威/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED . .382
▫ Connecting The iPod威 Or External USB
Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382
▫ Using This Feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383
▫ Controlling The iPod威 Or External USB Device
Using Radio Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
▫ Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA) . . . . . . . . .388
䡵 STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS . . . . . .389
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
䡵 CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . .390
䡵 RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES . .391
䡵 CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391
▫ Manual Heating And Air Conditioning . . . . . .392
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .401
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
1
2
3
4
5
6
— Air Outlet
— Instrument Cluster
— Radio
— Assist Handle
— Glove Compartment
— Power Window Switches
7 — Climate Controls
8 — Power Outlet
9 — Lower Switch Bank
10 — Power Mirror Switch — If Equipped
11 — Horn
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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3. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
1. Fuel Gauge
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog
lights are on.
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position.
4. Low Fuel Warning Light
2. Charging System Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. The light should come on when the
ignition switch is first turned to ON/RUN, and remain
on briefly as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes
on while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s nonessential electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at
idle). If the charging system light remains on, it means
that the vehicle is experiencing a problem with the
charging system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See
an authorized dealer.
When the fuel level reaches approximately 2.8 gal
(10.6L) this light will turn on and a single chime
will sound.
5. Speedometer
Indicates vehicle speed.
6. Front Axle Lock Indicator — If Equipped
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
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7. Seat Belt Reminder Light
9. Oil Pressure Warning Light
When the ignition switch is first turned to ON/
RUN, this light will turn on for four to eight
seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb check, if
the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled, a chime will sound.
After the bulb check or when driving, if the driver seat
belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt Reminder Light
will flash or remain on continuously. Refer to “Occupant
Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
light should turn on momentarily when the engine
is started; if the bulb does not come on, have the system
checked by an authorized dealer. If the light turns on while
driving, stop the vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as
possible. A chime will sound when this light turns on.
8. Turn Signal Indicators
10. High Beam Indicator
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
This light does not indicate how much oil is in the engine.
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
The left or right arrow will flash with the correThis indicator shows that the high beam headsponding exterior turn signal lights when the turn
lights are on. Push the multifunction control lever
signal lever is operated. A chime will sound if the vehicle is away from you to switch the headlights to high beam.
driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn signal on. Pull the lever toward you to switch the headlights back to
NOTE: If either indicator flashes at a rapid rate, check low beam. If the driver’s door is open, and the headlights
or park lights are left on, the high beam indicator light
for a defective outside light bulb.
will remain illuminated and a chime will sound.
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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.
11. Brake Warning Light
This light monitors various brake functions,
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the brake light turns on it may
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the
Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.
In this case, the light will remain on until the condition
has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake
booster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake
and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop.
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
the brake fluid level checked.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
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WARNING! (Continued)
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
12. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
After the ignition is turned on, the Anti-Lock
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
Brake System (ABS) light illuminates to indicate
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
function check at vehicle start-up. If the light remains on
Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
after start-up or comes on and stays on at road speeds, it
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
may indicate that the ABS has detected a malfunction or
ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for aphas become inoperative. The system reverts to standard
proximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
non-anti-lock brakes.
unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light If both the Brake Warning Light and the ABS Warning Light
are on, see an authorized dealer immediately. Refer to
inspected by an authorized dealer.
“Anti-Lock Brake System” in “Starting And Operating”.
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13. Air Bag Warning Light
CAUTION!
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds
as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first Do not operate the engine with the tachometer
turned to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on pointer in the red area. Engine damage will occur.
during starting, stays on, or turns on while
driving, have the system inspected at an authorized 16. Coolant Temperature Warning Light
dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints”
This light warns of an overheated engine condition.
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over
further information.
and stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off.
Also, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the
14. Rear Axle Lock Indicator — If Equipped
vehicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
This light indicates when the rear axle lock has normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
been activated.
service.
15. Tachometer
Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute
(RPM x 1000).
NOTE: As the coolant temperature gauge approaches
⬙H,⬙ this indicator will illuminate and a single chime will
sound. Further overheating will cause the temperature
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gauge to pass ⬙H.⬙ In this case, a continuous chime will
sound, until the engine is allowed to cool or the 4 minutes
duration is expired, whichever come first.
17. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
This light will flash at a fast rate for approximately 15 seconds, when the vehicle security
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly
until the vehicle is disarmed.
18. Temperature Gauge
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 dealer for service.
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
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 dealer
for service if your vehicle overheats. If you decide to
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WARNING! (Continued)
look under the hood yourself, see “Maintaining Your
Vehicle”. Follow the warnings under the Cooling
System Pressure Cap paragraph.
21. Odometer/Trip Odometer/ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator) Button
Press this button to change the display from odometer to
either of the two trip odometer settings or the “ECO”
display. Trip A or Trip B will appear when in the trip
19. Cruise Indicator
odometer mode. Press and hold the button for two
seconds to reset the trip odometer to 0 miles or kilomeThis indicator shows when the electronic speed
ters. The odometer must be in trip mode to reset.
control system is turned on.
22. Shift Lever Indicator
20. 4WD Indicator Light — If Equipped
The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in
instrument cluster. It displays the gear position of the
the four-wheel drive mode, and the front and
automatic transmission.
rear driveshafts are mechanically locked together forcing the front and rear wheels to 23. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
rotate at the same speed.
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by
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the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire
inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of a
different size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard
or tire inflation pressure label, you should determine the
proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
low tire pressure telltale.
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.
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
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TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
to continue to function properly.
CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can or
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
24. Odometer / Trip Odometer Display Area
The odometer display shows the total distance the vehicle
has been driven. The trip odometer shows individual trip
mileage. Refer to “Odometer/Trip Odometer/ECO (Fuel
Saver Indicator) Button” for additional information.
U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of
vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the
correct mileage that the vehicle has been driven. If your
odometer needs to be repaired or serviced, the repair
technician should leave the odometer reading the same
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.
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Vehicle Odometer Messages
ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator) — If Equipped
When the appropriate conditions exist, the following The ECO indicator will illuminate when you are driving
odometer messages will display:
in a fuel efficient manner and can be used to modify
driving habits in order to increase fuel economy.
ECO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Saver Indicator
door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Door Ajar LoW tirE
gATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Swing Gate Ajar When the appropriate condition exists, the odometer
LoW tirE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Tire Pressure display will toggle between LoW and tirE for three
HOTOIL . . . . . . . . . . . Transmission Oil Temperature cycles.
Above Normal Limits “HOTOIL” Transmission Temperature Warning
gASCAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Cap Fault Message
noFUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuse Fault The “HOTOIL” cluster message will appear in the odomCHAngE OIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oil Change Required eter accompanied with a chime to indicate 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
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(e.g., snow plowing, off-road operation). If this “HOT- gASCAP
OIL” message turns on, stop the vehicle and run the
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
engine at idle or faster with the transmission in NEUfiller cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
TRAL until the message turns off.
“gASCAP” message will display in the odometer display
area. Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the
CAUTION!
TRIP ODOMETER button to turn off the message. If the
Continuous driving with the Transmission Tempera- problem continues, the message will appear the next time
ture “HOTOIL” Warning message illuminated will the vehicle is started.
eventually cause severe transmission damage or
transmission failure.
WARNING!
If the Transmission Temperature “HOTOIL” Warning message 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.
noFUSE
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the
Ignition Off Draw (IOD) fuse is improperly installed, or
damaged, a “noFUSE” message will display in the odometer display area. For further information on fuses and
fuse locations refer to “Fuses” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle”.
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CHAngE OIL Message
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “CHANgE OIL” message will flash
in the instrument cluster odometer for approximately
12 seconds after a single chime has sounded to indicate
the next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil
change indicator system is duty-cycle based, which
means the engine oil change interval may fluctuate
dependent upon your personal driving style.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
To turn off the message temporarily, press and release the
Trip Odometer button on the instrument cluster. To reset
the oil change indicator system (after performing the
scheduled maintenance), refer to the following procedure:
Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three times
within 10 seconds.
Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
25. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is a part of
an Onboard Diagnostic System called OBD II that
monitors engine and automatic transmission control systems. The light will illuminate when the ignition
is in the ON 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.
Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position (do not
start the engine).
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Certain conditions, such as a loose or missing gas cap,
poor quality fuel, etc., may illuminate the light after
engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light
stays on through several typical driving styles. In most
situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will not
require towing.
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.
When the engine is running, the MIL may flash to alert
serious conditions that could lead to immediate loss of
power or severe catalytic converter damage. The vehicle
should be serviced as soon as possible if this occurs.
26. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause damage
to the engine control system. It also could affect fuel
economy and drivability. If the MIL is flashing, severe
catalytic converter damage and power loss will soon
occur. Immediate service is required.
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The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON/RUN position. It should go out with the
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engine running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” comes on continuously with the engine
running, a malfunction has been detected in the ESC
system. If this light remains on after several ignition
cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several miles
(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.
Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, 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.
WARNING!
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by
prevailing road conditions. ESC cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed
in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. The capabilities of an ESC-equipped vehicle
must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or
the safety of others.
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the nature of the problem. Cycle the ignition key when
the vehicle is safely and completely stopped and the shift
This indicator will illuminate when the front
lever is placed in the PARK position. The light should
sway bar is disconnected.
turn off. If the light remains on with the engine running,
your vehicle will usually be drivable; however, see an
28. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator authorized dealer for service as soon as possible.
Light — If Equipped
If the light continues to flash when the engine is running,
27. Sway Bar Indicator Light — If Equipped
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Con- immediate service is required and you may experience
reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle, or engine
trol (ESC) is off.
stall and your vehicle may require towing. The light will
come on when the ignition is first turned to ON/RUN
29. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
and remain on briefly as a bulb check. If the light does not
This light informs you of a problem with the come on during starting, have the system checked by an
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If a authorized dealer.
problem is detected while the engine is running, the light will either stay on or flash depending on
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30. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display/ COMPASS AND TRIP COMPUTER — IF EQUIPPED
Compass Mini-Trip Computer Display — If Equipped
The Compass/Trip Computer features a driverWhen the appropriate conditions exist, this display interactive display (displays information on outside
shows the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) temperature, compass direction, and trip information).
messages. For further information, refer to “Electronic It is located on the lower left part of the cluster below the
speedometer.
Vehicle Information Center”.
When the appropriate conditions exist, this display
shows the Mini-Trip Computer messages. Refer to “MiniTrip Computer” for further information.
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Compass Display
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NOTE: The system will display the last known outside
temperature when starting the vehicle and may need to
The Compass/Temperature control buttons are located
be driven several minutes before the updated temperaon the left spoke of the steering wheel.
ture is displayed. Engine temperature can also affect the
displayed temperature; therefore, temperature readings
are not updated when the vehicle is not moving.
Control Buttons
The following displays can be reset or changed:
• Compass/Temperature
• AVG ECO (changes to present fuel economy)
• ET (will reset display)
• DTE (distance to empty)
These messages can be cycled through by pressing the
STEP button on the steering wheel. To reset the AVG ECO
Mini-Trip Control Buttons
or ET, press and hold the STEP button for approximately
Press and release the STEP button on the steering wheel three seconds.
to access the options in the Compass display.
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Compass/Temperature Display
NOTE: If the vehicle is equipped with a Chrysler
Uconnect™ gps (Navigation Radio), the NAV system will
provide the compass direction, and the variance and
calibration menus will be unavailable. The compass will
perform accurately, based on GPS signals instead of the
Earth’s magnetic field.
Compass Variance
Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
North and Geographic North. To compensate for the
differences, the variance should be set for the zone where
Compass Variance Map
the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly
To Set The Variance
set, the compass will automatically compensate for the
differences and provide the most accurate compass head- Start the engine and leave the transmission gear selector
lever in the PARK position. Press and hold the RESET
ing.
button on the steering wheel (for approximately ten seconds) until the current variance zone number is displayed.
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To change the zone, press and release the STEP button to 2. Press and hold the RESET button (for approximately
10 seconds) until the current variance zone number is
increase the variance one step. Repeat as necessary until
displayed.
the desired variance is achieved.
NOTE: The factory default zone is 8. During program- 3. Release the RESET button, then press and hold again
ming, the zone value will wrap around from zone 15 to
for approximately 10 seconds, until the direction is
zone 1.
displayed, with the CAL indicator on continuously in
the display.
Manual Compass Calibration
If the compass appears erratic, inaccurate or abnormal, 4. To complete the compass calibration, drive the vehicle
in one or more complete 360–degree circles, under
you may wish to calibrate the compass. Prior to calibrat5 mph (8 km/h) in an area free from power lines and
ing the compass, make sure the proper zone is selected.
large metallic objects, until the CAL indicator turns
1. Start the engine and leave the transmission in the
off. The compass will now function normally.
PARK position.
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NOTE:
• Distance To Empty (DTE)
• A good calibration requires a level surface and an envi- Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with
ronment free from large metallic objects such as build- the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous
ings, bridges, underground cables, railroad tracks, etc.
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
• Magnetic materials should be kept away from the top
tank level. DTE cannot be reset.
of the center of the instrument panel. This is where the
• Elapsed Time
compass sensor is located.
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset.
Average Fuel Economy/Distance To Empty (DTE)/
Elapsed time will increment when the ignition switch is
Elapsed Time
in the RUN or START positions. The elapsed timer
• Average Fuel Economy
displays minutes:seconds. After 59minutes:59seconds, it
Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset. displays hours:minutes:seconds.
When the fuel economy is reset, the digits will go blank
while the history information is erased. The averaging
will restart when enough new distance and fuel data is
accumulated.
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Trip Conditions
Trip Odometer (ODO) / ECO
(Fuel Saver Indicator) — If Equipped
This display shows the distance traveled since the last
reset. Press and release the right button (on the instrument cluster) to switch from odometer to Trip A or Trip B
or to ECO. Press and hold the right button while the
odometer/trip odometer is displayed to reset.
Trip Display Button
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Trip A
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
Shows the total distance traveled for trip A since the last (EVIC) — IF EQUIPPED
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) feareset.
tures a driver-interactive display that is located in the
Trip B
instrument cluster.
Shows the total distance traveled for trip B since the last
reset.
ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator) — If Equipped
The ECO indicator will illuminate when you are driving
in a fuel efficient manner and can be used to modify
driving habits in order to increase fuel economy.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
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This system conveniently allows the driver to select a The system allows the driver to select information by
variety of useful information by pressing the switches pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
mounted on the steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the wheel:
following:
• Compass Heading (N, S, E, W, NE, NW, SE, SW)
• Outside Temperature (°F or °C)
• ECO Display
• Fuel Economy
• Miles/kilometers To Empty
• Timer
• Display Units Selection
• System Warnings (Door Ajar, etc.)
EVIC Steering Wheel Buttons
• Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
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MENU Button
SELECT Button
Press and release the MENU button to advance
Press and release the SELECT button when
prompted by the EVIC to Reset Main Menu
the display to each of the EVIC Main Menu
features with a reset capability or to change
features or to return to the Main Menu from a
sub-menu. Upon reaching the last item in the
Personal Settings.
Main Menu the EVIC will advance to the first item in the DOWN Button
Main Menu with the next MENU button press and
Press and release the DOWN button when
release.
prompted by the EVIC to step through stored
COMPASS Button
system warning messages or Personal Settings
Press and release the COMPASS button to
features.
return to the Compass/Outside Temperature/
Audio Information/ECO screen whenever the
current display is not the Compass/Outside
Temperature/Audio Information/ECO screen.
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• Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single
chime)
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays
When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays •
the following messages:
•
• Low Tire Pressure
•
• Service TPM System (refer to ⬙Tire Pressure Monitoring System⬙ in ⬙Starting and Operating⬙)
•
• Premium TPM System Graphic Display
• Damaged Key
• Key in Ignition
• Turn Signal On (with a continuous warning chime)
• Left Front Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single chime)
Right Rear Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single chime)
Key Fob Battery Low (with a single chime)
Personal Settings Not Avail. – Vehicle Not in Park —
automatic transmission
Personal Settings Not Avail. – Vehicle in Motion —
manual transmission
• Door Ajar (with vehicle graphic showing which door is
open. A single chime sounds if the vehicle is in
motion).
• Gate Ajar (with vehicle graphic showing the Liftgate/
back door open and A single chime )
• Left Rear Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single chime)
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• Check Gascap (refer to “Adding Fuel” in “Starting Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON position. To
And Operating” for more details)
turn off the message temporarily, press and release the
• Oil Change Required (with a single chime)
MENU button. To reset the oil change indicator system
(after performing the scheduled maintenance), perform
• ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator) — if equipped
the following procedure:
Oil Change Required
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Do not
start the engine.
indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message
will flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10 seconds after a single chime has sounded to indicate the next
scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon
your personal driving style.
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three times
within 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
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NOTE: For features in the EVIC that can be reset (AverTo step to each main menu feature press and release the age Fuel Economy and Elapsed Time), the EVIC prompts
MENU button once for each step. A step from the last a reset with a SELECT button graphic and the word
item in the list will cause the first item in the feature list RESET next to it.
to be displayed. The following features are in the Main When the SELECT button is pressed, the selected feature
menu:
will reset and RESET ALL will display next to the
SELECT button graphic. Pressing SELECT a second time
• Compass, Outside Temperature, and ECO display
will reset both Average Fuel Economy and Elapsed Time.
• Average Fuel Economy
After three seconds without pressing SELECT, RESET
ALL will return to RESET and only the selected feature
• Distance to Empty
will have been reset.
• Elapsed Time
Compass Display / ECO (Fuel Saver Mode) —
• EVIC Units Selection
If Equipped
EVIC Main Menu
• System Status
• Personal Settings
• Tire PSI
The compass readings indicate the direction the vehicle is
facing. Press and release the COMPASS button to display
one of eight compass headings, the outside temperature/
ECO if the EVIC display is not already displaying this
screen.
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NOTE: The system will display the last known outside
temperature when starting the vehicle and may need to
be driven several minutes before the updated temperature is displayed. Engine temperature can also affect the
displayed temperature; therefore, temperature readings
are not updated when the vehicle is not moving.
Automatic Compass Calibration
This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the
need to set the compass manually. When the vehicle is
new, the compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will
display “CAL” until the compass is calibrated. You may
also calibrate the compass by completing one or more
360–degree turns (in an area free from large metal or
ECO (Fuel Saver Mode) — If Equipped
metallic objects) until the “CAL” message displayed in
The ECO message will display below the outside temthe EVIC turns off. The compass will now function
perature in the EVIC display (if the audio system is on
normally.
the ECO indicator will override the audio information
display line if the ⬙Display Fuel Saver⬙ personal setting is NOTE: A good calibration requires a level surface and an
ON — see ⬙Personal Settings⬙ section). This message will environment free from large metallic objects such as buildappear whenever you are driving in a fuel efficient ings, bridges, underground cables, railroad tracks, etc.
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.
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5. Complete one or more 360–degree turns (in an area
free from large metal or metallic objects) until the
If the compass appears erratic and the “CAL” indicator
“CAL” indicator turns off. The compass will now
does not appear in the EVIC display, you must put the
function normally.
compass into the Calibration Mode manually as follows:
Compass Variance
1. Start the engine. Leave the shift lever in PARK in order
Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
to enter the EVIC Programming Menus.
North and Geographic North. To compensate for the
2. Press the MENU button until Personal Settings
differences, the variance should be set for the zone where
(Customer-Programmable Features) displays in the
the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly
EVIC.
set, the compass will automatically compensate for the
3. Press the DOWN button until “Calibrate Compass” differences and provide the most accurate compass heading.
displays in the EVIC.
Manual Compass Calibration
4. Press and release the SELECT button to start the NOTE: Magnetic materials should be kept away from
calibration. The “CAL” indicator will display in the the top of the instrument panel; this is where the compass
sensor is located.
EVIC.
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3. Press the DOWN button until “Compass Variance”
message and the last variance zone number displays
in the EVIC.
4. Press and release the SELECT button until the proper
variance zone is selected according to the map.
5. Press and release the COMPASS button to exit.
Average Fuel Economy
Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset.
Average Fuel Economy can be reset by pressing and
holding the SELECT button (as prompted in the EVIC
Compass Variance Map
display). Upon reset, the history information will be
erased, and the averaging will continue from the last fuel
To Change The Compass Variance:
1. Turn the ignition switch RUN (it is not necessary to average reading before the reset.
start the engine).
2. Press the MENU button until Personal Settings
(Customer-Programmable Features) displays in the EVIC.
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Distance To Empty (DTE)
Elapsed Time
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.
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset.
Elapsed time will increment when the ignition switch is
in the RUN or START position.
Elapsed time is displayed as follows:
hours:minutes:seconds
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of Elapsed time can be reset by pressing and holding the
SELECT button (as prompted in the EVIC display). Upon
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE display value.
reset all digits will change to zeros and time will start
When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km) incrementing again if the ignition switch is in RUN or
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change START.
to a text display of ⬙LOW FUEL”. This display will
continue until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a EVIC Units Selection (UNITS IN Display)
significant amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the Displays the units used for the Outside Temperature,
LOW FUEL text and a new DTE value will display.
Average Fuel Economy and Distance to Empty features.
Press and Release the SELECT button to toggle units
between ⬙U.S.⬙ and ⬙METRIC⬙.
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System Status
Displays SYSTEM OK if there are no active Warning
Messages stored. Pressing and releasing the DOWN
button when SYSTEM OK is displayed will do nothing.
Displays SYSTEM WARNINGS PRESENT if there are
active Warning Messages stored. Pressing and releasing
the DOWN button when SYSTEM WARNINGS PRESENT is displayed will display each stored warning for
each button press. Press and Release the MENU button to
return to the Main Menu.
Use the DOWN button to display one of the following
choices:
Language
When in this display you may select one of five languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Press
the SELECT button while in this display to select English,
Espanol or Francais. Then, as you continue, the information will display in the selected language.
Auto Lock Doors
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features)
Personal Settings allows the driver to set and recall
features when the vehicle speed is at 0 mph (0 km/h)
(manual transmission) or when the shift lever is in PARK
(auto transmission).
Press and release the MENU button until Personal Settings displays in the EVIC.
When this feature is selected, all doors will lock automatically when the vehicle reaches a speed of 15 mph (24 km/h).
The auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled, 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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Auto Unlk On Exit
Sound Horn With Lock
When ON is selected, all doors will unlock when the
vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the PARK or
NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is opened. To
make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until “On” or “Off” appears.
When on is selected, a short horn sound will occur when
the RKE transmitter LOCK button is pressed. This feature
may be selected with or without the Flash Lamp with
Lock feature. To make your selection, press and release
the SELECT button until “On” or “Off” appears.
RKE Unlock
Flash Lamp with Lock
When Driver Door 1st Press is selected, only the driver’s
door will unlock on the first press of the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When Driver
Door 1st Press is selected, you must press the RKE
transmitter UNLOCK button twice to unlock the passenger’s doors. When All Doors 1st Press is selected, all of
the doors will unlock on the first press of the RKE
transmitter UNLOCK button. To make your selection,
press and release the SELECT button until “Driver Door
1st Press” or “All Doors 1st Press” appears.
When on is selected, the front and rear turn signals will
flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the
RKE transmitter. This feature may be selected with or
without the Sound Horn with Lock feature selected. To
make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until “On” or “Off” appears.
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
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when exiting the vehicle. To make your selection, press Key Off Power Delay
and release the SELECT button until “0,” “30,” “60,” or When this feature is selected, the power window
“90” appears.
switches, radio, hands–free system (if equipped), DVD
video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if equipped),
Headlamps with Wipers (Available with Auto
and power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes
Headlights Only)
after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position.
When on is selected, and the headlight switch is in the
Opening either front vehicle door will cancel this feature.
AUTO position, the headlights will turn on approxiTo make your selection, press and release the SELECT
mately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on. If the
button until “Off,” “45 sec.,” “5 min.,” or “10 min.”
headlights were turned on by this feature they will also
appears.
turn off when the wipers are turned off. To make your
selection, press and release the SELECT button until Illumin. Approach
“ON” or “OFF” appears.
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
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”.
and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are
unlocked with the RKE transmitter. To make your selection, press and hold the SELECT button until “Off,”
“30 sec,” “60 sec,” or “90 sec” appears.
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Hill Start Assist (HSA) — If Equipped
Display Fuel Saver — If Equipped
When on is selected, the HSA system is active. Refer to
“Electronic Brake Control System” in “Starting And
Operating” for system function and operating information. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until “On” or “Off” appears.
The “ECO” message is located in the compass / outside
temperature / audio information / ECO display. If
Display Fuel Saver is selected as ON, only the ECO
message will display in the audio information / ECO line
of the display. If Display Fuel Saver is selected as OFF,
only the audio information will display in the audio
Display Units In
information / ECO line of the display when the audio
The EVIC can be changed between English and Metric system is on. To make your selection, press and release
units of measure. The units apply to the Outside Tem- the SELECT button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
perature, Average Fuel Economy, and Distance to Empty.
Compass Variance
To make your selection, press and release the SELECT
Refer to “Compass Display” for more information.
button until “U.S.” or ⬙METRIC⬙ appears.
Nav–Turn By Turn — If Equipped
Calibrate Compass
When on enables display of Navigation System street Refer to “Compass Display” for more information.
name, turn direction, and distance to turn information in
the EVIC. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until “On” or “Off” appears.
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MEDIA CENTER 230 (REQ) — AM/FM STEREO
RADIO AND 6–DISC CD/DVD CHANGER
(MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
side of the radio faceplate.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Press the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously
(360 degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases
the volume and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned ON, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
Media Center 230 (REQ)
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SEEK Buttons
Voice Command Button Uconnect™ Phone — If
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next Equipped
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio (if equipped). Refer to “Voice Command” for further
will remain tuned to the new station until you make details.
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
stations without stopping, until you release it.
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With Uconnect
SCAN Button
Phone” message will display on the radio screen.
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next listenable station in AM, FM or Satellite (if
equipped) frequencies, pausing for five seconds at each
listenable station before continuing to the next. To stop
the search, press the SCAN button a second time.
Phone Button Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” for further
details.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With Uconnect
Phone” message will display on the radio screen.
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The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button and
Press the TIME button to alternate locations of the time selecting the “SET HOME CLOCK” entry. Once in this
display follow the above procedure, starting at step 2.
and frequency display.
INFO Button
Clock Setting Procedure
TIME Button
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/ message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
SCROLL control knob.
RW/FF
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/ Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
will begin to blink.
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in AM, FM
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/ or Satellite (if equipped) frequencies.
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL con- TUNE Control
trol knob to save the time change.
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds. to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the front and rear speakers.
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the MUSIC TYPE Button
mid-range tones.
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the five seconds will allow the program format type to be
selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
treble tones.
Music Type information.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
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Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
format types:
Program Type
No program type or
undefined
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
16-Digit Character
Display
None
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Program Type
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
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Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R & B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
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By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon is • DISC Play/Pause displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
You can toggle between playing the DVD and
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
pausing the DVD by pushing the SELECT
Music Type function only operates when in the FM mode.
button (if equipped).
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be • DVD Play Options - Selecting the DVD Play Options
will display the following:
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
• Subtitle – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will switch
SETUP Button
subtitles to different subtitle languages that are available on the disc (if equipped).
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between
the following items:
• Audio Stream – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will
switch to different audio languages (if supported on
NOTE: Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll
the disc) (if equipped).
through the entries. Push the AUDIO/SELECT button to
•
Angle – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will change
select an entry and make changes.
the viewing angle if supported by the DVD disc (if
• DVD Enter - When the disc is in DVD Menu mode,
equipped).
selecting DVD Enter will allow you to play the current
highlighted selection. Use the remote control to scroll
up and down the menu (if equipped).
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NOTE:
• The available selections for each of the above entries
varies depending upon the disc.
• These selections can only be made while playing a
DVD.
TUNE/SCROLL control knob to adjust the minutes.
Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to save
changes.
• Player Defaults -Selecting this item will allow the user
to scroll through the following items and set defaults
according to customer preference.
• VES™ Power - Allows you to turn VES™ ON and OFF
Menu Language — If Equipped
(if equipped).
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose the
• VES™ Lock - Locks out rear VES™ remote controls (if
default startup DVD menu language (effective only if
equipped).
language supported by disc). If you want to select a
• VES™ CH1/CH2 -Allows the user to change the mode language not listed, then scroll down and select ⬙other.⬙
of either the IR1 or IR2 wireless headphones by Enter the four-digit country code using the TUNE/
pressing the AUDIO/SELECT button (if equipped).
SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down to select the
number and then push to select.
• Set Home Clock -Pressing the SELECT button allows
you to set the clock. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to adjust the hours and then press and turn the
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Audio Language — If Equipped
Audio DRC — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to choose a default audio
language (effective only if the language is supported by
the disc). You can select a language not listed by scrolling
down and selecting ⬙other.⬙ Enter the country code using
the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down
to select the number and then push to select.
Selecting this item allows you to limit maximum audio
dynamic range. The default is set to ⬙High,⬙ and under
this setting, dialogues will play at 11 db higher than if the
setting is ⬙Normal.⬙
Subtitle Language — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to choose a default subtitle
language (effective only if the language is supported by
the disc). You can select a language not listed by scrolling
down and selecting ⬙other.⬙ Enter the country code using
the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down
to select the number and then push to select.
Subtitles — If Equipped
Aspect Ratio — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to choose between wide
screen, pan scan, and letter box.
AutoPlay — If Equipped
When this is set to On and a DVD video is inserted, it will
bypass the DVD menu screen and automatically play the
movie. In some rare cases, the DVD player may not
auto-play the main title. In such cases, use the MENU
button on the remote control to select desired title to play.
Selecting this item allows you to choose between subtitle NOTE: The user will have to set these defaults before
loading a disc. If changes are made to these settings after
Off or On.
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a disc is loaded, changes will not be effective. Also, the window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2 in both
defaults are effective only if the disc supports the AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM, 12 FM, and
12 Satellite (if equipped) stations to be stored into pushcustomer-preferred settings.
button memory. The stations stored in SET 2 memory can
AM and FM Buttons
be selected by pressing the pushbutton twice.
Press the buttons to select AM or FM mode.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
SET Button — To Set the Pushbutton Memory
button number will display.
When you are receiving a station 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 station
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET button, the station will continue to play but will not be
stored into pushbutton memory.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
commit to pushbutton memory {12 AM, 12 FM, and
12 Satellite (if equipped) stations}.
DISC Button
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
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Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and
MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
The radio DVD player and many DVD discs are coded by
geographic region. These region codes must match in
order for the disc to play. If the region code for the DVD
disc does not match the region code for the radio DVD
player, it will not play the disc. Customers may take their
vehicle to an authorized dealer to change the region code
of the player a maximum of five times.
LOAD Button — Loading Compact Disc(s)
CAUTION!
The radio may shut down during extremely hot
conditions. When this occurs, the radio will indicate
“Disc Hot” and shut off until a safe temperature is
reached. This shutdown is necessary to protect the
optics of the DVD player and other radio internal
components.
Press the LOAD button and the pushbutton with the
corresponding number (1-6) where the CD is being
loaded. The radio will display PLEASE WAIT and
prompt when to INSERT DISC. After the radio displays
⬙INSERT DISC,⬙ insert the CD into the player.
Radio display will show ⬙LOADING DISC⬙ when the disc
is loading and “READING DISC” when the radio is
reading the disc.
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.
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Eject Button — Ejecting Compact Disc(s)
Press the EJECT button and the pushbutton
with the corresponding number (1-6) where the
CD was loaded and the disc will unload and
move to the entrance for easy removal. Radio
display will show ⬙EJECTING DISC⬙ when the disc is
being ejected and prompt the user to remove the disc.
SCAN Button (CD MODE)
Press the SCAN button to scan through each track on the
CD currently playing.
TIME Button (CD MODE)
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
Press and hold the EJECT button for five seconds and all
RW/FF (CD MODE)
CDs will be ejected from the radio.
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
begin to fast forward until FF is released, or RW or
SEEK Button (CD MODE)
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Rewind) button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the works in a similar manner.
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning AM or FM Button (CD MODE)
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
Switches the radio into the AM or FM radio mode.
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow you to scroll through the tracks faster in
CD and MP3/MWA modes.
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Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
The radio can play MP3/WMA files; however, acceptable • Maximum number of directory levels: 8
MP3/WMA file recording media and formats are limited.
• Maximum number of files: 255
When writing MP3/WMA files, pay attention to the
following restrictions.
• Maximum number of folders: 100
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeThe MP3/WMA file recording media supported by the
character extension)
radio are CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3,WMA, DVD Video,
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeDVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and CDDA+MP3.
character extension)
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660 Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension. Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
When reading discs recorded using formats other than CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3/
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read WMA files). Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep
files properly and may be unable to play the file nor- disc open after writing⬙ are most likely multisession
mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported. discs. The use of multisession for CD audio or MP3/
WMA playback may result in longer disc loading times.
Supported Media (Disc Types)
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If a disc contains multi-formats, such as CD audio and
MP3/WMA tracks, the radio will only play the MP3/
WMA tracks on that disc.
Supported MP3/WMA File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3/WMA
extension as MP3/WMA files. Non-MP3/WMA files
named with the *.MP3/WMA extension may cause playback problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file
as an invalid MP3/WMA and will not play the file.
When using the MP3/WMA encoder to compress audio
data to an MP3/WMA file, the bit rate and sampling
frequencies in the following table are supported. In
addition, variable bit rates (VBR) are also supported. The
majority of MP3/WMA files use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate
and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or VBR bit rates.
MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
WMA
Specification
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Sampling
Frequency
(kHz)
48, 44.1, 32
24, 22.05, 16
Sampling
Frequency
(kHz)
44.1 and 48
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48
Bit Rate (kbps)
48, 64, 96, 128,
160, 192 VBR
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ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title • Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
are supported for ID3 version 1 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
supported.
before writing to the disc.
Playback of MP3/WMA Files
When a medium containing MP3/WMA data is loaded, LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
the radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a
time to start playing the MP3/WMA files.
folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will
Loading times for playback of MP3/WMA files may be
begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the
affected by the following:
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than playable files).
CD-R media
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
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INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
device’s volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio
Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed is not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the
AUX audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume
time⬙ priority mode.
down.
Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
SEEK Button (Auxiliary Mode)
more and radio will display song titles for each file.
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds No function.
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
SCAN Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
No function.
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which EJECT Button (Auxiliary Mode)
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
No function.
MP3/WMA player, cassette player, or microphone and
utilize the vehicle’s audio system to amplify the source
and play through the vehicle speakers.
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TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
Press the TIME button to change the display from System (VES)™ (If Equipped)
elapsed playing time to time of day. The time of day will Refer to “Video Entertainment System (VES)™” for further details.
display for five seconds.
RW/FF (Auxiliary Mode)
Dolby威
No function.
Manufactured under license from Dolby威 Laboratories.
Dolby威 and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby威 Laboratories.
SET Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
Macrovision
Operating Instructions — Voice Command System
(If Equipped)
Refer to “Voice Command” for further details.
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone
(If Equipped)
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” for further details.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is
intended for home and other limited viewing uses only,
unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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that is included with the factory-installed satellite radio
system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welcome kit that
“DTS™ and “DTS™ 2.0” are trademarks of Digital
contains general information, including how to setup your
Theater Systems, Inc.
on-line listening account. For further information, call the
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) —
toll-free number 888-539-7474, or visit the Sirius web site at
If Equipped
www.sirius.com, or at www.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian
Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcast- residents.
ing technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite Number (ESN/SID)
Radio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
Please have the following information available when
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for chilcalling:
dren, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has
Number (ESN/SID).
limited coverage in Alaska.
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
System Activation
DTS™
Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you may
begin listening immediately to the one year of audio service
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decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as
bikes should be placed as far rearward as possible, within
ESN/SID Access
the loading design of the rack. Do not place items directly
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC posi- on or above the antenna.
tion and the radio on, press the SETUP button and scroll
Reception Quality
using the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID is
selected. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob and the Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the
Sirius ID number will display. The Sirius ID number following reasons:
display will time out in two minutes. Press any button on
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
the radio to exit this screen.
structure or under a physical obstacle.
Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the
Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display.
form of short audio mutes.
A CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
mode.
cause intermittent reception.
Satellite Antenna
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
cause signal blockage.
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause
To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
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Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
(Satellite) Mode
INFO Button
Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display informaNOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or tion between Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if available). Also, pressing and holding the INFO button for an
ACC position to operate the radio.
additional three seconds will make the radio display the
SEEK Buttons
Song Title all of the time (press and hold again to return
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next to normal display).
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
RW/FF
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the
direction of the arrows.
without stopping until you release it.
SCAN Button
TUNE Control (Rotary)
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
the next channel, pausing for eight seconds before con- to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel.
tinuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN
button a second time.
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MUSIC TYPE Button
SETUP Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button following items:
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/
seconds will allow the program format type to be seSELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
lected.
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music
Sirius subscription.
type.
SET Button – To Set the Pushbutton Memory
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type When you are receiving a channel that you wish to
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
channel with the same selected Music Type name.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET butexited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
ton, the channel will continue to play but will not be
stored into pushbutton memory.
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You may add a second channel to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2.
This allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored
into pushbutton memory. The channels stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
twice.
MEDIA CENTER 730N/430/430N (RHR/RER/RBZ/
RHB) CD/DVD/HDD/NAV — IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: The sales code is located on the lower right side
of the unit’s faceplate.
Refer to your Uconnect™ Multimedia RHR, RER, RBZ or
RHB user’s manual for detailed operating instructions.
Operating Instructions (Voice Command
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding System) — If Equipped
button number will display.
Refer to “Voice Command” for further details.
Buttons 1 - 6
Operating Instructions (Uconnect™ Phone) —
These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you If Equipped
commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” for further details.
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MEDIA CENTER 130 (SALES CODE RES)
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
side of the radio faceplate.
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or
ACC position to operate the radio.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously
(360 degrees) in either direction, without stopping. Turning the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases
the volume, and to the left decreases it.
Media Center 130 (RES)
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
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3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
will begin to blink.
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio 4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL conanother selection. Holding either button will bypass
trol knob to save time change.
stations without stopping, until you release it.
5. To exit, press any button/knob, or wait five seconds.
TIME Button
RW/FF
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
and radio frequency.
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
Clock Setting Procedure
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink. AM or FM frequencies.
SEEK Buttons
TUNE Control
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
SCROLL control knob.
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the front and rear speakers.
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the AM/FM Button
mid-range tones.
Press the buttons to select either AM or FM mode.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
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.
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
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/ window. Select the button (1 to 6) you wish to lock onto
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the this station and press and release that button. If a button
is not selected within five seconds after pressing the
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
SET/RND button, the station will continue to play but
will not be stored into pushbutton memory.
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You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory.
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
pressing the pushbutton twice.
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And
MP3 Audio Play
Buttons 1 - 6
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
NOTE:
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or ACC
position to operate the radio.
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
button number will display.
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
stations).
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
DISC Button
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
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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.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
CAUTION!
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
away and jam the player mechanism.
• The RES Media Center is a single CD player. Do SEEK Button
not attempt to insert a second CD if one is already Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
loaded.
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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the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK AM/FM Button
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
CD and MP3 modes.
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
TIME Button
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Press this button to change the display from a large CD Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
RW/FF
Press and hold the FF (Fast Forward) button and the CD Press the right SEEK button to move to the next ranplayer will begin to fast forward until FF is released, or domly selected track.
RW or another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse)
Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
button works in a similar manner.
Play.
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Notes on Playing MP3 Files
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3 • Maximum number of folder levels: 8
file recording media and formats are limited. When
• Maximum number of files: 255
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers of
Supported Media (Disc Types)
files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to display
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
the file name and folder name, and will assign a number
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
instead. With a maximum number of files, exceeding
20 folders will result in this display. With 200 files,
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
exceeding 50 folders will result in this display.)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeWhen reading discs recorded using formats other than
character extension)
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
• Level 2: 31 (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.
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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.
MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
Frequency
(kHz)
48, 44.1, 32
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32,
24, 16, 8
Supported MP3 File Formats
MPEG-2 Audio
24, 22.05, 16
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extenLayer 3
sion 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
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
not play the file.
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the supported by the radios.
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files supported.
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rate.
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Playback of MP3 Files
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which
allows the user to plug in a portable device, such as an
MP3 player, or cassette player, and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will change the mode to
by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
CD-R media
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
to load than non-multisession discs
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
increase with more files and folders
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a time of day will display for five seconds (when ignition is
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option OFF).
before writing to the disc.
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MEDIA CENTER 130 WITH SATELLITE RADIO
(SALES CODE RES+RSC)
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
side of the radio faceplate.
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously
(360 degrees) in either direction, without stopping. Turning the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases
the volume, and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
Media Center 130 (RES/RSC)
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If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
Uconnect Phone” message will display on the radio
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
screen.
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make Phone Button Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
stations without stopping, until you release it.
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “UnderVoice Command System (Radio) — If Equipped
standing The Features If Your Vehicle”.
SEEK Buttons
Refer to “Voice Command” in “Understanding The Fea- If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
tures If Your Vehicle”.
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
Uconnect Phone” message will display on the radio
Voice Command Button Uconnect™ Phone —
screen.
If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature TIME Button
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Under- Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
standing The Features If Your Vehicle”.
and radio frequency.
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starting at Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite
radio, press the SETUP button and then follow the above
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
procedure, starting at Step 2.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
INFO Button
SCROLL control knob.
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/ letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
will begin to blink.
RW/FF
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL con- Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
trol knob to save time change.
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds. AM or FM frequencies.
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button. TUNE Control
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the
SETUP button, use the TUNE/SCROLL control to select Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
SET CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure, to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
Clock Setting Procedure
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the front and rear speakers.
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the MUSIC TYPE Button
mid-range tones.
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the five seconds will allow the program format type to be
selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
treble tones.
Music Type information.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
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Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
format types:
Program Type
No program type or
undefined
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
16-Digit Character
Display
None
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Program Type
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
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Display
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
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By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon is
displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM mode.
the minutes using the right side TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
save time change.
AM/FM Button
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
Memory
SETUP Button
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
the following items:
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
• Set Clock — Pressing the SELECT button will allow window. Select the button (1–6) you wish to lock onto this
you to set the clock. Adjust the hours by turning the station and press and release that button. If a button is
TUNE/SCROLL control knob. After adjusting the not selected within five seconds after pressing the SET/
hours, press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to set RND button, the station will continue to play but will not
the minutes. The minutes will begin to blink. Adjust be stored into pushbutton memory.
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You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory.
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
pressing the pushbutton twice.
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and
MP3 Audio Play
Buttons 1 - 6
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
NOTE:
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position
to operate the radio.
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
button number will display.
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you commit
to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM stations).
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
DISC/AUX Button
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will allow you to switch 1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
from AM/FM modes to DISC/AUX mode.
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
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If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
CAUTION!
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
away and jam the player mechanism.
• The RES Media Center is a single CD player. Do SEEK Button
not attempt to insert a second CD if one is already Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
loaded.
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
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previous selection if the CD is within the first second of AM/FM Button
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
CD and MP3 modes.
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
change of pace.
RW/FF
Press the right SEEK button to move to the next ranPress and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will domly selected track.
begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or
Press the SET/RND button a second time to stop Rananother CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
dom Play.
works in a similar manner.
TIME Button
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Notes On Playing MP3 Files
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3 • Maximum number of folder levels: 8
file recording media and formats are limited. When
• Maximum number of files: 255
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers of
Supported Media (Disc Types)
files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to display
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
the file name and folder name, and will assign a number
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
instead. With a maximum number of files, exceeding
20 folders will result in this display. With 200 files,
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
exceeding 50 folders will result in this display.)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension. • Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeWhen reading discs recorded using formats other than
character extension)
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
files properly and may be unable to play the file nor• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threemally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
character extension)
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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.
MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
Frequency
(kHz)
48, 44.1, 32
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32,
24, 16, 8
Supported MP3 File Formats
MPEG-2 Audio
24, 22.05, 16
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extenLayer 3
sion 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
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
not play the file.
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
supported by the radios.
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files supported.
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rates.
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Playback of MP3 Files
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
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.
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
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
to load than non-multisession discs
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
increase with more files and folders
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a time⬙ priority mode.
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
before writing to the disc.
more and the radio will display song titles for each file.
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Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) —
If Equipped
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.
Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite
Radio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
Pressing the 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 the 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.
NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has
limited coverage in Alaska.
System Activation
Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you
may begin listening immediately to the one year of audio
service that is included with the factory-installed satellite
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welPress this button to change the display to time of day. The come kit that contains general information, including
time of day will display for five seconds (when the
ignition is OFF).
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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.
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.
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID)
Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display.
Please have the following information available when A CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
calling:
mode.
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Satellite Antenna
Number (ESN/SID).
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause
To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as
bikes should be placed as far rearward as possible, within
ESN/SID Access
the loading design of the rack. Do not place items directly
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC posion or above the antenna.
tion and the radio on, press the SETUP button and scroll
using the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID is
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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 con• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can tinuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN
button a second time.
cause signal blockage.
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
(Satellite) Mode
INFO Button
Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display informaNOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or tion between Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if available). Also, pressing and holding the INFO button for an
ACC position to operate the radio.
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additional three seconds will make the radio display the Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music
Song Title all of the time (press and hold again to return type.
to normal display).
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next
RW/FF
channel with the same selected Music Type name.
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
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.
MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the
following items:
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type • Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/
SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within
Sirius subscription.
five seconds will allow the program format type to be
selected.
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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.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone
(If Equipped)
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The
You may add a second channel to each pushbutton by Features Of Your Vehicle”.
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.
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iPod姞/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
NOTE:
NOTE: This section is for sales code RES and REQ/ • If the radio has a USB port, refer to the appropriate
REL/RET radios only with Uconnect™. For sales code
Uconnect™ Multimedia radio User’s Manual for
iPod威 or external USB device support capability.
RBZ/RHB, RHR, RHP, RHW or RB2 touch-screen radio
iPod威/USB/MP3 control feature, refer to the separate
• Connecting an iPod威 or consumer electronic audio
RBZ/RHB, RHR, RHP, RHW or RB2 User’s Manual.
device to the AUX port located in the radio faceplate,
iPod威/USB/MP3 control is available only if equipped as
plays media, but does not use the iPod威 /MP3 control
an option with these radios.
feature to control the connected device.
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
iPod威 control supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod威
USB device to the vehicle’s USB/AUX connector port
and iPhone威 devices. Some iPod威 software versions may
which is located in the center console.
not fully support the iPod威 control features. Please visit
Apple’s website for software updates.
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NOTE: If the audio device battery is completely discharged, it may not communicate with the iPod威/USB/
MP3 control system until a minimum charge is attained.
Leaving the audio device connected to the iPod威/USB/
MP3 control system may charge it to the required level.
Using This Feature
By using iPod cable or external USB device to connect to
USB port:
Center Console USB/AUX Connector Port
• The audio device can be played on the vehicle’s sound
system, providing metadata (artist, track title, album,
etc.) information on the radio display.
Once the audio device is connected and synchronized to • The audio device can be controlled using the radio
buttons to Play, Browse, and List the iPod威 contents.
the vehicle’s iPod威/USB/MP3 control system (iPod威 or
external USB device may take a few minutes to connect),
• The audio device 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)
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Controlling The iPod姞 Or External USB Device
Using Radio Buttons
To get into the iPod威/USB/MP3 control mode and access
a connected audio device, either press the “AUX” button
on the radio faceplate or press the VR button and say
⬙USB⬙ or ⬙Switch to USB⬙. Once in the iPod威/USB/MP3
control mode, audio tracks (if available from audio
device) start playing over the vehicle’s audio system.
Play Mode
• Turning it clockwise (forward) by one click, while
playing a track, skips to the next track or press the
VR button and say ⬙Next Track⬙.
• Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one click,
will jump to the previous track in the list or press the
VR button and say ⬙Previous Track⬙
• Jump backward in the current track by pressing and
holding the << RW button. Holding the << RW
button long enough will jump to the beginning of the
current track.
When switched to iPod威/USB/MP3 control mode, the
• Jump forward in the current track by pressing and
iPod威 or external USB device automatically starts Play
holding the FF>> button.
mode. In Play mode, the following buttons on the radio
faceplate may be used to control the iPod威 or external • A single press backward << RW or forward FF>>
USB device and display data:
will jump backward or forward respectively, for five
seconds.
• Use the TUNE control knob to select the next or
previous track.
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• Use the << SEEK and SEEK>> buttons to jump to the • Press the SCAN button to use iPod威/USB/MP3 deprevious or next track. Pressing the SEEK>> button
vice scan mode, which will play the first 10 seconds of
each track in the current list and then forward to the
during play mode will jump to the next track in the
next song. To stop SCAN mode and start playing the
list, or press the VR button and say ⬙Next or Previous
desired track, when it is playing the track, press the
Track⬙.
SCAN button again. During Scan mode, pressing the
• While a track is playing, press the INFO button to see
<< SEEK and SEEK>> buttons will select the previous
the associated metadata (artist, track title, album, etc.)
and next tracks.
for that track. Pressing the INFO button again jumps
to the next screen of data for that track. Once all • RND button (available on sales code RES radio only):
screens have been viewed, the last INFO button press
Pressing this button toggles between Shuffle ON and
will go back to the play mode screen on the radio.
Shuffle OFF modes for the iPod威 or external USB
device, or press the VR button and say ⬙Shuffle ON⬙ or
• Pressing the REPEAT button will change the audio
⬙Shuffle Off⬙. If the RND icon is showing on the radio
device mode to repeat the current playing track or
display, then the shuffle mode is ON.
press the VR button and say ⬙Repeat ON⬙ or ⬙Repeat
Off⬙.
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List Or Browse Mode
During Play mode, pressing any of the buttons described
below, will bring up List mode. List mode enables
scrolling through the list of menus and tracks on the
audio device.
• TUNE control knob: The TUNE control knob functions
in a similar manner as the scroll wheel on the audio
device or external USB device.
• Turning it clockwise (forward) and counterclockwise
(backward) scrolls through the lists, displaying the
track detail on the radio display. Once the track to be
played is highlighted on the radio display, press the
TUNE control knob to select and start playing the
track. Turning the TUNE control knob fast will scroll
through the list faster. During fast scroll, a slight
delay in updating the information on the radio
display may be noticeable.
• During all List modes, the iPod威 displays all lists in
“wrap-around” mode. So if the track is at the bottom
of the list, just turn the wheel backward (counterclockwise) to get to the track faster.
• In List mode, the radio PRESET buttons are used as
shortcuts to the following lists on the iPod威 or
external USB device.
• Preset 1 – Playlists
• Preset 2 – Artists
• Preset 3 – Albums
• Preset 4 – Genres
• Preset 5 – Audiobooks
• Preset 6 – Podcasts
• Pressing a PRESET button will display the current
list on the top line and the first item in that list on the
second line.
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• To exit List mode without selecting a track, press the
same PRESET button again to go back to Play mode.
• LIST button: The LIST button will display the top
level menu of the iPod威 or external USB device. Turn
the TUNE control knob to list the top-menu item to be
selected and press the TUNE control knob. This will
display the next sub-menu list item on the audio
device, then follow the same steps to go to the desired
track in that list. Not all iPod威 or external USB device
sub-menu levels are available on this system.
• MUSIC TYPE button: The MUSIC TYPE button is
another shortcut button to the genre listing on your
audio device.
CAUTION!
• Leaving the iPod威 or external USB device (or any
supported device) anywhere in the vehicle in extreme heat or cold can alter the operation or damage the device. Follow the device manufacturer’s
guidelines.
• Placing items on the iPod威 or external USB device,
or connections to the iPod威 or external USB device
in the vehicle, can cause damage to the device
and/or to the connectors.
WARNING!
Do not plug in or remove the iPod威 or external USB
device while driving. Failure to follow this warning
could result in an accident.
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388 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
Selecting Different Audio Device
Music can be streamed from your cellular phone to the 1. Press PHONE button to begin.
Uconnect™ phone system.
2. After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Setup⬙, then ⬙Select Audio Devices⬙.
Controlling BTSA Using Radio Buttons
3. Say the name of the audio device or ask the
To get into the BTSA mode, press either “AUX” button on
Uconnect™ phone system to list audio devices.
the radio or press the VR button and say “Bluetooth
Next Track
Streaming Audio”.
Use the SEEK UP button, or press the VR button on the
Play Mode
radio and say “Next Track” to jump to the next track
When switched to BTSA mode, some audio devices can music on your cellular phone.
start playing music over the vehicle’s audio system, but
Previous Track
some devices require the music to be initiated on the
device first, then it will get streamed to the Uconnect™ Use the SEEK DOWN button, or press the VR button on
phone system. Seven devices can be paired to the the radio and say “Previous Track” to jump to the
Uconnect™ phone system, but just one can be selected previous track music on your cellular phone.
and played.
Browse
Browsing is not available on a BTSA device. Only the
current song that is playing will display info.
Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA)
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The right-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear pushbutton in the center and controls the volume and
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to mode of the sound system. Pressing the top of the rocker
switch will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom
access the switches.
of the rocker switch will decrease the volume.
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
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)
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390 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
The center button on the left side rocker switch has no
function for a single-disc CD player. However, when a
Pressing the top of the switch will “Seek” up for the next
multiple-disc CD player is equipped on the vehicle, the
listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch
center button will select the next available CD in the
will “Seek” down for the next listenable station.
player.
The button located in the center of the left-hand control
will tune to the next preset station that you have pro- CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
grammed in the radio preset pushbutton.
To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following
Radio Operation
CD Player
precautions:
Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next 1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
surface.
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once
will go to the beginning of the current track, or to the
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
beginning of the previous track if it is within one second
wiping from center to edge.
after the current track begins to play.
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratchIf you press the switch up or down twice, it plays the
ing the disc.
second track; three times, it will play the third, etc.
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4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners, RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
or anti-static sprays.
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
too high.
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particu- turned down or off during mobile phone operation when
lar disc, it may be damaged (i.e., scratched, reflective not using Uconnect™ (if equipped).
coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known CLIMATE CONTROLS
good disc before considering disc player service.
The air conditioning and heating system is designed to
make you comfortable in all types of weather.
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Blower Control
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
Rotate this control to regulate the
amount of air forced through the ventilation system in any mode. The blower
speed increases as you move the control
to the right from the “O” (OFF) position.
There are seven blower speeds.
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Remote Start, the
climate controls will not function during Remote Start
operation if the blower control is left in the “O” (Off)
position.
Manual Temperature Control
The Manual Temperature Controls consist of a series of
outer rotary dials and inner push knobs.
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Temperature Control
Mode Control (Air Direction)
Rotate this control to regulate the temperature of the air inside the passenger
compartment. Rotating the dial left
into the blue area of the scale indicates
cooler temperatures, while rotating
right into the red area indicates
warmer temperatures.
Rotate this control to choose from several patterns of air distribution. You
can select either a primary mode as
identified by the symbols on the control, or a blend of two of these modes.
The closer the setting is to a particular
symbol, the more air distribution you
receive from that mode.
NOTE: If your air conditioning performance seems
lower than expected, check the front of the A/C con- Panel
denser located in front of the radiator for an accumulaAir is directed through the outlets in the instrution of dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray
ment panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct
from behind the radiator and through the condenser.
airflow.
Fabric front fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the
NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be aimed
condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
so that they are directed toward the rear seat passengers
for maximum airflow to the rear.
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394 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
Defrost
Bi-Level
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use this mode with maxiNOTE: For all settings, except full cold or full hot, there
mum blower and temperature settings for best windis a difference in temperature between the upper and
shield and side window defrosting.
lower outlets. The warmer air flows to the floor outlets.
This feature gives improved comfort during sunny but NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in Mix,
Defrost, or a blend of these modes, even if the Air
cool conditions.
Conditioning (A/C) button is not pressed. This dehuFloor
midifies the air to help dry the windshield. To improve
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a fuel economy, use these modes only when necessary.
small amount flowing through the defrost and
Recirculation Control
side window demist outlets.
Pressing the Recirculation Control button will
Mix
put the system in recirculation mode. This can
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side
be used when outside conditions such as
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
smoke, odors, dust, or high humidity are prescold or snowy conditions that require extra heat to the ent. Activating recirculation will cause the LED in the
windshield. This setting is good for maintaining comfort control button to illuminate.
while reducing moisture on the windshield.
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
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NOTE:
Air Conditioning Control
• Continuous use of the Recirculation mode may make
the inside air stuffy and window fogging may occur.
Extended use of this mode is not recommended.
Press this button to engage the Air Conditioning. A light will illuminate when
the Air Conditioning system is engaged.
Rotating the dial left into the blue area
of the scale indicates cooler temperatures, while rotating right into the red
area indicates warmer temperatures.
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor will not engage
until the engine has been running for about 10 seconds.
• The use of the Recirculation mode in cold or damp
weather will cause windows to fog on the inside,
because of moisture buildup inside the vehicle. Select
the outside air position for maximum defogging.
• The A/C will engage automatically to prevent fogging
when the recirculation button is pressed and the mode • MAX A/C
control is set to panel or Bi-Level.
For maximum cooling, turn on the A/C and recirculation
• The A/C can be deselected manually without disturb- buttons at the same time.
ing the mode control selection.
• ECONOMY MODE
• When the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK If economy mode is desired, press the A/C button to turn
position, the recirculation feature will be cancelled.
OFF the indicator light and the A/C compressor. Then,
move the temperature control to the desired temperature.
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396 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) —
If Equipped
Operation of the system is quite simple.
1. Turn the Mode Control knob (on the right) and the
Blower Control knob (on the left) to AUTO.
NOTE: The AUTO position performs best for front seat
occupants only.
Automatic Temperature Control
Automatic Operation
Dial in the temperature you would like
the system to maintain by rotating the
Temperature Control knob. Once the
comfort level is selected, the system will
maintain that level automatically using
the heating system. Should the desired
comfort level require air conditioning,
the system will automatically make the adjustment.
You will experience the greatest efficiency by simply
The Automatic Temperature Control system automati- allowing the system to function automatically. Selecting
cally maintains the climate in the cabin of the vehicle at the “O” (OFF) position on the blower control stops the
the comfort levels desired by the driver and passenger. system completely and closes the outside air intake.
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The recommended setting for maximum comfort is 72°F Blower Control
(22°C) for the average person; however, this may vary.
For full automatic operation or for
automatic blower operation, turn the
NOTE:
knob to the AUTO position. In manual
• The temperature setting can be adjusted at anytime
mode, there are seven blower speeds
without affecting automatic operation.
that can be individually selected. In off
position, the blower will shut off.
• Pressing the Air Conditioning Control button while in
AUTO mode will cause the LED in the control button
Manual Operation
to flash three times and then turn off. This indicates
that the system is in AUTO mode and requesting the This system offers a full complement of manual override
features, which consist of Blower Preferred Automatic,
air conditioning is not necessary.
Mode Preferred Automatic, or Blower and Mode Pre• If your air conditioning performance seems lower than ferred Automatic. This means the operator can override
expected, check the front of the A/C condenser located the blower, the mode, or both. There is a manual blower
in front of the radiator for an accumulation of dirt or range for times when the AUTO setting is not desired.
insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from behind The blower can be set to any fixed blower speed by
the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric front rotating the Blower Control knob (on the left).
fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the condenser, NOTE: Please read the Automatic Temperature Control
reducing air conditioning performance.
Operation Chart that follows for details.
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The operator can override the AUTO mode setting to • Floor
change airflow distribution by rotating the Mode Control
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a
knob (on the right) to one of the following positions.
small amount flowing through the defrost and
• Panel
side window demist outlets.
Air is directed through the outlets in the instru- • Mix
ment panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side
airflow.
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be aimed cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat to the
so that they are directed toward the rear seat passengers windshield. This setting is good for maintaining comfort
for maximum airflow to the rear.
while reducing moisture on the windshield.
• Bi-Level
• Defrost
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use this mode with maxiNOTE: For all settings, except full cold or full hot, there
mum
blower
and temperature settings for best windis a difference in temperature between the upper and
shield
and
side
window defrosting.
lower outlets. The warmer air flows to the floor outlets.
This feature gives improved comfort during sunny but
cool conditions.
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400 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
• Air Conditioner Control
NOTE:
Press this button to turn on the air • When the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position, the recirculation feature will be cancelled.
conditioning during manual operation
only. When the air conditioning is • In cold weather, use of the Recirculation mode may
turned on, cool dehumidified air will
lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
flow through the outlets selected with
mode is not allowed in the defrost mode in order to
the Mode control dial. Press this butimprove window clearing. Recirculation will be diston a second time to turn OFF the air
abled automatically if in defrost mode.
conditioning. An LED in the button illuminates when • Extended use of recirculation may cause the windows to
manual compressor operation is selected.
fog. If the interior of the windows begins to fog, press
the Recirculation button to return to outside air. Some
• Recirculation Control
temp/humidity conditions will cause captured interior
The system will automatically control recircuair to condense on windows and hamper visibility. For
lation. However, pressing the Recirculation
this reason, the system will not allow recirculation to be
Control button will put the system in recircuselected while in defrost mode. Attempting to use recirlation mode. This can be used when outside
culation while in these modes will cause the LED in the
conditions such as smoke, odors, dust, or high humidity
control button to blink and then turn off.
are present. Activating recirculation will cause the LED in
the control button to illuminate.
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• Most of the time, when in Automatic Operation, you
can temporarily put the system into Recirculation
mode by pressing the Recirculation button. However,
under certain conditions, while in Automatic mode,
the system is blowing air out the defrost vents. When
these conditions are present, and the Recirculation
button is pressed, the indicator will flash and then turn
off. This tells you that you are unable to go into
Recirculation mode at this time. If you would like the
system to go into Recirculation mode, you must first
move the Mode knob to Panel, Bi-Level and then press
the Recirculation button. This feature reduces the
possibility of window fogging.
Summer Operation
The engine cooling system in air-conditioned vehicles
must be protected with a high-quality antifreeze coolant
to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect
against engine overheating. A solution of 50% ethylene
glycol antifreeze coolant and 50% water is recommended.
Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
Winter Operation
Use of the air Recirculation mode during winter months is
not recommended because it may cause window fogging.
Vacation Storage
Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
Operating Tips
(i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the
suggested control settings for various weather conditions. fresh air and high blower settings. This will ensure
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
of compressor damage when the system is started again.
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402 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
Window Fogging
Outside Air Intake
Interior fogging on the windshield can be quickly removed by turning the mode selector to Defrost. The
Defrost/Floor mode can be used to maintain a clear
windshield and provide sufficient heating. If side window fogging becomes a problem, increase blower speed.
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild but
rainy or humid weather.
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In
winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
slush, and snow.
A/C Air Filter — If Equipped
NOTE: Recirculate without A/C should not be used for The A/C Filter prevents most dust and pollen from
long periods as fogging may occur.
entering the cabin. The filter acts on air coming from
outside the vehicle and recirculated air within the pasSide Window Demisters
senger compartment. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures”
A side window demister outlet is located at each end of
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for A/C Air Filter service
the instrument panel. These non-adjustable outlets direct
information or see your authorized dealer for service.
air toward the side windows when the system is in the
Refer to “Maintenance Schedules” for filter service interFloor, Mix, or Defrost mode. The air is directed at the area
vals.
of the windows through which you view the outside
mirrors.
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Control Setting Suggestions For Various Weather Conditions
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STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410 䡵 MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED . .414
▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . .410
▫ Shifting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
▫ Automatic Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . .410
▫ Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
▫ Reverse Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
▫ Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F
䡵 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Or −29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
— IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .419
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . .419
䡵 ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED . . .413
▫ Five-Speed Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . .420
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421
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406 STARTING AND OPERATING
䡵 FOUR–WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION
(COMMAND-TRAC I威 OR ROCK-TRAC威) . . . .428
▫ Operating Instructions/Precautions . . . . . . . .428
▫ Shift Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430
▫ When To Use 4L (Low) Range. . . . . . . . . . . . .438
▫ Simultaneous Brake And Throttle Operation. . .439
▫ Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand . . . . . . . . . .439
▫ Shifting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
▫ Crossing Obstacles (Rocks And Other High
Points) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .441
䡵 TRAC-LOK威 REAR AXLE — IF EQUIPPED . . . .432
▫ Hill Climbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443
䡵 AXLE LOCK (TRU–LOK威) — RUBICON
MODELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
▫ Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .446
▫ After Driving Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 ELECTRONIC SWAY BAR DISCONNECT — IF
䡵 POWER STEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .434
▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .436
䡵 PARKING BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437
䡵 ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . .
▫ Side Step Removal – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .437
䡵 ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
▫ The Basics Of Off-Road Driving . . . . . . . . . . .438
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. . . .450
. . . .451
. . . .452
. . . .455
. . . .456
STARTING AND OPERATING 407
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . .457
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .477
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457 䡵 TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION. . . . . . . . .482
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .458
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482
▫ Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . .462
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . .463
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . .485
▫ ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light
And ESC OFF Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . .468
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .485
▫ Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
▫ Hill Descent Control (HDC) – If Equipped . . .470
䡵 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .471
▫ All Season Tires – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .485
▫ Summer Or Three Season Tires – If Equipped. .486
▫ Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .471
▫ Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire
And Wheel – If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN). . . . . . . . . . .475
▫ Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped . . . . . . . . .487
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . .476
▫ Full Size Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .488
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▫ Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .488
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . .508
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .508
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .509
䡵 TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES) . . . . . . .492
▫ Fuel System Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .509
䡵 TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . .494
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .510
䡵 TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) . .495 䡵 ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .510
▫ Premium and Base TPM System . . . . . . . . . . .498
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .510
▫ Premium System – If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . .501
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .512
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506 䡵 VEHICLE LOADING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513
䡵 FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
▫ Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513
▫ 3.6L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
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䡵 TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515 䡵 RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .532
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . .515
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle . .532
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518
▫ Recreational Towing – Four-Wheel Drive
▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .533
Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .525
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .530
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STARTING PROCEDURES
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both Apply the parking brake, place the shift lever in NEUinside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts.
TRAL, and press the clutch pedal before starting the
vehicle. This vehicle is equipped with a clutch interlocking ignition system. It will not start unless the clutch
WARNING!
pedal is pressed to the floor.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
Four-Wheel Drive Models Only
fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with In 4L mode, this vehicle will start regardless of whether
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to or not the clutch pedal is pressed to the floor. This feature
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a enhances off-road performance by allowing the vehicle to
number of reasons. A child or others could be start when in 4L without having to press the clutch pedal.
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be The “4WD Indicator Light” will illuminate when the
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal transfer case has been shifted into this mode.
or the shift lever.
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
Start the vehicle with the shift lever in the PARK position
(vehicle can also be started in NEUTRAL). Apply the
brake before shifting to any driving range.
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Normal Starting
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or −29°C)
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the
accelerator pedal.
Turn the ignition switch to the START position and
release when the engine starts. If the engine fails to start
within 10 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal
Starting” procedure.
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
an externally powered electric engine block heater (available from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
Tip Start Feature – Automatic Transmission Only
Turn the ignition switch to the START position and
release it as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor
will continue to run, but will automatically disengage
itself 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.
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.
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412 STARTING AND OPERATING
WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
• 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.
To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the
engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to
15 seconds before trying again.
If the engine has been flooded, it may start to run, but not
have enough power to continue running when the key is
released. If this occurs, continue cranking with the accelerator pedal pushed all the way to the floor. Release the
Without Tip Start – Manual Transmission Only
accelerator pedal and the key once the engine is running
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
smoothly.
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” procedures, it may be flooded. Push the accelerator pedal all If the engine shows no sign of starting after two 15-second
the way to the floor and hold it there while cranking the periods of cranking with the accelerator pedal held to the
engine. This should clear any excess fuel in case the floor, repeat the “Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold
Weather” procedures.
engine is flooded.
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With Tip Start – Automatic Transmission Only
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” procedures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel, push
the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it.
Then, turn the ignition switch to the START position and
release it as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor
will disengage automatically in 10 seconds. Once this
occurs, release the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition
switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then
repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits
quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a
standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
grounded, three-wire extension cord.
The engine block heater must be plugged in at least one
hour to have an adequate warming effect on the engine.
The engine block heater cord is found under the hood
bundled in front of the battery tray.
WARNING!
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, wait 10 to 15 seconds before trying again.
Remember to disconnect the engine block heater
cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt AC
electrical cord could cause electrocution.
After Starting
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
decrease as the engine warms up.
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NOTE: During cold weather, you may experience increased effort in shifting until the transmission fluid
warms up. This is normal.
MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended without having the parking
brake fully applied. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle,
especially on an incline.
CAUTION!
Never drive with your foot resting on the clutch
pedal, or attempt to hold the vehicle on a hill with the
clutch pedal partially engaged, as this will cause
abnormal wear on the clutch.
Shift Pattern
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Shifting
Fully press the clutch pedal before shifting gears. As you
release the clutch pedal, lightly press the accelerator
pedal.
You should always use first gear when starting from a
standing position.
Recommended Vehicle Shift Speeds
Manual Transmission Shift Speeds in MPH (KM/H)
Engine Speeds 1 to
2 to
3 to
4 to
5 to
2
3
4
5
6
3.6L
Accel.
15
24
34
47
56
(24)
(39)
(55)
(76)
(90)
Cruise
10
19
27
37
41
(16)
(31)
(43)
(60)
(66)
To utilize your manual transmission efficiently for both NOTE: Vehicle speeds shown in the chart above are for
fuel economy and performance, it should be upshifted as 2H and 4H only, vehicle speeds in 4L would be signifilisted in recommended shift speed chart. Shift at the cantly less.
vehicle speeds listed for acceleration. When heavily
loaded or pulling a trailer these recommended up-shift
speeds may not apply.
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Downshifting
CAUTION!
Moving from a high gear down to a lower gear is
recommended to preserve brakes when driving down
steep hills. In addition, downshifting at the right time
provides better acceleration when you desire to resume
speed. Downshift progressively. Do not skip gears to
avoid overspeeding the engine and clutch.
When descending a hill, be very careful to downshift
one gear at a time to prevent overspeeding the engine
which can cause valve damage, and/or clutch disc
damage, even if the clutch pedal is pressed.
Maximum Recommended Downshift Speeds
WARNING!
CAUTION!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip, and the vehicle could skid.
Failure to follow the maximum recommended downshifting speeds may cause the engine to overspeed
and/or damage the clutch disc, even if the clutch
pedal is pressed.
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Manual Transmission Downshift Speeds in
MPH (KM/H)
Gear
6 to 5
5 to 4
4 to 3
3 to 2
2 to 1
Selection
Maxi80
70
50
30
15
mum
(129)
(113)
(81)
(48)
(24)
Speed
Reverse Shifting
To shift into REVERSE, bring the vehicle to a complete
stop. Press the clutch and pause briefly to allow the gear
train to stop rotating. Beginning from the NEUTRAL
position, move the shift lever in one quick, smooth
motion straight across and into the REVERSE area (the
driver will feel a firm “click” as the shifter passes the
“knock-over”). Complete the shift by pulling the shift
lever into REVERSE.
NOTE: Vehicle speeds shown in the chart above are for
The “knock-over” prevents the driver from accidentally
2H and 4H only, vehicle speeds in 4L would be signifientering the REVERSE shift area and warns the driver
cantly less.
that they are about to shift the transmission into REVERSE. Due to this feature, a slow shift to REVERSE can
be perceived as a high shift effort.
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NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal while
shifting out of PARK.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle
has come to a complete stop and the engine is at
idle speed.
• Do not shift between PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, or DRIVE when the engine is above idle
speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
WARNING!
• 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 ignition key. Once the ignition key
is removed, the shift lever is locked in PARK,
securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob from the ignition key 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
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Key Ignition Park Interlock
WARNING! (Continued)
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 ignition key in or
near the vehicle. A child could operate power
windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
• It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK
or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than
idle speed. If your foot is not firmly pressing the
brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly
forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the
vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift
into gear when the engine is idling normally and
your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
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 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.
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift
Interlock System (BTSI) that holds the shift lever in PARK
unless the brakes are applied. To move the shift lever out
of PARK, the ignition switch must be turned to the
ON/RUN position (engine running or not) and the brake
pedal must be pressed.
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Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
The shift lever position display (located in the instrument
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
cluster) indicates the transmission gear range. You must
moving the shift lever between these gears.
press the brake pedal to move the shift lever out of PARK
(refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System” in The transmission shift lever has only PARK, REVERSE,
this section). To drive, move the shift lever from PARK or NEUTRAL, and DRIVE shift positions. Manual downshifts can be made using the Electronic Range Select
NEUTRAL to the DRIVE position.
(ERS) shift control (refer to “Electronic Range Select (ERS)
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a Operation” in this section). Moving the shift lever to the
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are left or right (-/+) while in the DRIVE position will select
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new the highest available transmission gear, and will display
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal that gear in the instrument cluster as 4, 3, 2, 1.
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
hundred miles (kilometers).
Five-Speed Automatic Transmission
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NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating.
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
PARK
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in
motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle in this range.
Shift Lever
When parking on a level surface, you may place the shift
lever in PARK first, and then apply the parking brake.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load on the
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill
grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
Gear Ranges
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not completely in PARK. Check by trying to
move the shift lever rearward (with the brake pedal
released), after you have placed it in PARK. Make
sure the transmission is in PARK before leaving
the vehicle.
• It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK
or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than
idle speed. If your foot is not firmly pressing the
brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly
forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the
vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift
into gear when the engine is idling normally and
when your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
and remove the ignition key. Once the ignition key
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. 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
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WARNING! (Continued)
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 in or near the vehicle. A
child could operate power windows, other controls,
or move the vehicle.
The following indicators should be used to ensure that
you have engaged the shift lever into the PARK position:
• When shifting into PARK, firmly move the shift lever
all the way forward 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.
CAUTION!
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the LOCK/OFF
position to the ON/RUN position, and also press
the brake pedal. Otherwise, damage to the shift
lever could result.
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from
PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as this
can damage the drivetrain.
REVERSE
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
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NEUTRAL
CAUTION!
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
periods with the engine running. The engine may be
started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift
the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have a collision.
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other
reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can cause
severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and “Towing A
Disabled Vehicle” in “What To Do In Emergencies”
for further information.
DRIVE
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downshifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission
automatically upshifts through underdrive first, second,
and third gears, direct fourth gear and overdrive fifth
gear. The DRIVE position provides optimum driving
characteristics under all normal operating conditions.
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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 Electronic Range
Select (ERS) shift control (refer to “Electronic Range
Select (ERS) Operation” in this section) to select a lower
gear range. Under these conditions, using a lower gear
range will improve performance and extend transmission
life by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
After the vehicle has stopped, the transmission will
remain in second gear regardless of which forward gear
is selected. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue to operate. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
may be illuminated. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle
to be driven to an authorized dealer for service without
damaging the transmission.
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the
following steps:
Transmission function is monitored electronically for 1. Stop the vehicle.
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could
2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains 3. Turn the engine OFF.
in the current gear until the vehicle is brought to a stop.
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
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the transmission into 3 (third gear), the transmission will
never shift above third gear, but will shift down into
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
second and first gear normally.
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal
You can switch between DRIVE and ERS mode at any
operation.
vehicle speed. When the shift lever is in the DRIVE
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recomposition, the transmission will operate automatically, shiftmend that you visit your authorized dealer at your
ing between all available gears. Tapping the shift lever to
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has
the left (-) will downshift the transmission, activate ERS
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
mode, display the current gear in the instrument cluster,
recur. If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized
and maintain that gear as the top available gear. Once in
dealer service is required.
ERS mode, tapping the shift lever to the left (-) or right (+)
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation
will change the top available gear.
5. Restart the engine.
The Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control allows the To exit ERS mode, simply press and hold the shift lever to
driver to limit the highest available gear when the shift the right (+) until “D” is once again displayed in the shift
lever is in the DRIVE position. For example, if you shift lever position indicator in the instrument cluster.
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Overdrive Operation
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 an accident
or personal injury.
Screen Display
Actual Gear(s)
Allowed
1
1
2
1-2
3
1-3
4
1-4
D
1-5
The automatic transmission includes an electronically
controlled Overdrive (fifth gear). The transmission will
automatically shift into Overdrive if the following conditions are present:
• the shift lever is in the DRIVE position,
• vehicle speed is sufficiently high, and
• the driver is not heavily pressing the accelerator.
NOTE: To select the proper gear position for maximum
deceleration (engine braking), tap the shift lever to the
left (-) repeatedly as the vehicle slows. The transmission
will shift to the range from which the vehicle can best be
slowed down.
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FOUR–WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION
(COMMAND-TRAC I姞 OR ROCK-TRAC姞)
WARNING!
Failure to engage a position completely can cause
transfer case damage or loss of power and vehicle
control. You could have a collision. Do not drive the
vehicle unless the transfer case is fully engaged.
Operating Instructions/Precautions
The transfer case provides four mode positions:
• 2H (Two-wheel drive high range)
• 4H (Four-wheel drive high range)
• N (Neutral)
Four-Wheel Drive Shift Controls
The transfer case is intended to be driven in the 2H
position for normal street and highway conditions such
as hard-surfaced roads.
• 4L (Four-wheel drive low range)
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In the event that additional traction is required, the
transfer case 4H and 4L positions can be used to lock the
front and rear driveshafts together, forcing the front and
rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. This is accomplished by simply moving the shift lever to one of these
positions. The 4H and 4L positions are intended for loose,
slippery road surfaces only and not intended for normal
driving. Driving in the 4H and 4L positions on hardsurfaced roads will cause increased tire wear and damage
to the driveline components.
driveshaft speeds must be equal for a shift to take place.
Shifting while only the front or rear wheels are spinning
can cause damage to the transfer case.
When operating your vehicle in 4L, the engine speed will
be approximately three times (four times for Rubicon
models) that of the 2H or 4H positions at a given road
speed. Take care not to overspeed the engine.
Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends
on tires of equal size, type, and circumference on each
wheel. Any difference will adversely affect shifting and
The “4WD Indicator Light” (located in the instrument cause damage to the transfer case.
cluster) alerts the driver that the vehicle is in four-wheel
drive, and the front and rear driveshafts are locked Because four-wheel drive provides improved traction,
together. The light will illuminate when the transfer case there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping
speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
is shifted into the 4H position.
NOTE: Do not attempt to shift when only the front or
rear wheels are spinning. The transfer case is not
equipped with a synchronizer, and the front and rear
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4H Position
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the vehicle
unattended with the transfer case in the N (Neutral)
position without first fully engaging the parking brake.
The transfer case N (Neutral) position disengages both
the front and rear driveshaft from the powertrain, and
will allow the vehicle to move regardless of the transmission position. The parking brake should always be
applied when the driver is not in the vehicle.
Shift Positions
This range locks the front and rear driveshafts together,
forcing the front and rear wheels to rotate at the same
speed. This range (4H) provides additional traction for
loose, slippery road surfaces and should not be used on
dry pavement.
The “4WD Indicator Light” (located in the instrument
cluster) will illuminate when the transfer case is shifted
into the 4H position.
N (Neutral) Position
For additional information on the appropriate use of each This range disengages the front and rear driveshafts from
transfer case mode position, see the information below: the powertrain. It is to be used for flat towing behind
another vehicle. Refer to “Recreational Towing” in “Start2H Position
ing and Operating” for further information.
This range is used for normal street and highway driving 4L Position
on hard-surfaced roads.
This range locks the front and rear driveshafts together,
forcing the front and rear wheels to rotate at the same
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speed. This range (4L) provides additional traction and 4H to 4L or 4L to 4H
maximum pulling power for loose, slippery road surfaces With the vehicle rolling at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift an
only. Do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
automatic transmission into NEUTRAL (N), or press the
The “4WD Indicator Light” (located in the instrument clutch pedal on a manual transmission. While the vehicle is
cluster) will illuminate when the transfer case is shifted coasting at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift the transfer case
lever firmly to the desired position. Do not pause with the
into the 4L position.
transfer case in N (Neutral). Once the shift is completed,
NOTE: When in 4WD, the “ESC Off Indicator Light” will place the automatic transmission into DRIVE or release the
display in the instrument cluster.
clutch pedal on a manual transmission.
Shifting Procedure
NOTE: Shifting into or out of 4L is possible with the
vehicle completely stopped; however, difficulty may occur
2H to 4H or 4H to 2H
due to the mating teeth not being properly aligned. Several
Shifting between 2H and 4H can be made with the
attempts may be required for clutch teeth alignment and
vehicle stopped or in motion. With the vehicle in motion,
shift completion to occur. The preferred method is with the
the transfer case will engage/disengage faster if you
vehicle rolling at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h). Avoid
momentarily release the accelerator pedal after completattempting to engage or disengage 4L with the vehicle
ing the shift. Apply a constant force when shifting the
moving faster than 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h).
transfer case lever.
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WARNING!
Failure to engage a position completely can cause
transfer case damage or loss of power and vehicle
control. You could have a collision. Do not drive the
vehicle unless the transfer case is fully engaged.
TRAC-LOK姞 REAR AXLE — IF EQUIPPED
The Trac-Lok威 rear axle provides a constant driving force
to both rear wheels and reduces wheel spin caused by the
loss of traction at one driving wheel. If traction differs
between the two rear wheels, the differential automatically proportions the usable torque by providing more
torque to the wheel that has traction.
Trac-Lok威 is especially helpful during slippery driving
conditions. With both rear wheels on a slippery surface, a
slight application of the accelerator will supply maximum traction.
WARNING!
On vehicles equipped with a limited-slip differential, never run the engine with one rear wheel off the
ground. The vehicle may drive through the rear
wheel remaining on the ground and cause you to lose
control of your vehicle.
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This feature will only activate when the following conThe AXLE LOCK switch is located on the instrument ditions are met:
• Key in ignition, vehicle in 4L (Low) range.
panel (to the left of the steering column).
• Vehicle speed should be 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.
AXLE LOCK (TRU–LOK姞) — RUBICON MODELS
To activate the system, press the bottom of the AXLE
LOCK switch once to lock the rear axle only (the “Rear
Axle Lock Indicator Light” will illuminate), press the
bottom of the switch again to lock the front axle (the
“Front Axle Lock Indicator Light” will illuminate). When
the rear axle is locked, pressing the switch again will lock
or unlock the front axle.
NOTE: The indicator lights will flash until the axles are
fully locked or unlocked.
Axle Lock Switch
To unlock the axles, press the top of the AXLE LOCK
switch.
Axle lock will disengage if the vehicle is taken out of
4L (Low) range, or the ignition switch is turned to the
OFF position.
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ELECTRONIC SWAY BAR DISCONNECT —
IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with an electronic disconnecting stabilizer/sway bar. This system allows greater
front suspension travel in off-road situations.
This system is controlled by the SWAY BAR switch
located on the instrument panel (to the left of the steering
column).
Sway Bar Switch
Press the SWAY BAR switch to activate the system. Press
the switch again to deactivate the system. The “Sway Bar
Indicator Light” (located in the instrument cluster) will
illuminate when the bar is disconnected. The “Sway Bar
Indicator Light” will flash during activation transition, or
when activation conditions are not met. The stabilizer/
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sway bar should remain in on-road mode during normal To disconnect the stabilizer/sway bar, shift to either 4H
driving conditions.
or 4L and press the SWAY BAR switch to obtain the
off-road position. Refer to “Four-Wheel Drive Operation”
in “Starting and Operating” for further information. The
WARNING!
“Sway Bar Indicator Light” will flash until the stabilizer/
Do not disconnect the stabilizer bar and drive on
sway bar has been fully disconnected.
hard-surfaced roads or at speeds above 18 mph
(29 km/h); you may lose control of the vehicle, which NOTE: The stabilizer/sway bar may be torque locked
could result in serious injury. The front stabilizer bar due to left and right suspension height differences. This
enhances vehicle stability and is necessary for main- condition is due to driving surface differences or vehicle
taining control of the vehicle. The system monitors loading. In order for the stabilizer/sway bar to
vehicle speed and will attempt to reconnect the disconnect/reconnect, the right and left halves of the bar
stabilizer bar at speeds over 18 mph (29 km/h). This is must be aligned. This alignment may require that the
indicated by a flashing or solid “Sway Bar Indicator vehicle be driven onto level ground or rocked from side
Light.” Once vehicle speed is reduced below 14 mph to side.
(22 km/h), the system will once again attempt to
return to off-road mode.
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To return to on-road mode, press the SWAY BAR switch ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
again.
Utility vehicles have higher ground clearance and a
narrower track to make them capable of performing in a
WARNING!
wide variety of off-road applications. Specific design
If the stabilizer/sway bar will not return to on-road characteristics give them a higher center of gravity than
mode, vehicle stability is greatly reduced. Do not ordinary cars.
attempt to drive the vehicle over 18 mph (29 km/h).
Driving faster than 18 mph (29 km/h) may cause loss
of control of the vehicle, which could result in
serious injury. Contact your local authorized dealer
for assistance.
An advantage of the higher ground clearance is a better
view of the road, allowing you to anticipate problems.
They are not designed for cornering at the same speeds as
conventional two-wheel drive vehicles any more than
low-slung sports cars are designed to perform satisfactorily in off-road conditions. If at all possible, avoid sharp
turns or abrupt maneuvers. As with other vehicles of this
type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in
loss of control or vehicle rollover.
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2. Remove one bolt from the underside of the vehicle.
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
Side Step Removal – If Equipped
NOTE: Prior to off-road usage, the side steps should be
removed to prevent damage.
1. Remove the two nuts from the bodyside.
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3. Remove the side step assembly.
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The Basics Of Off-Road Driving
CAUTION!
You will encounter many types of terrain driving offroad. You should be familiar with the terrain and area
before proceeding. There are many types of surface
conditions: hard-packed dirt, gravel, rocks, grass, sand,
mud, snow and ice. Every surface has a different effect on
your vehicle’s steering, handling and traction. Controlling your vehicle is one of the keys to successful off-road
driving, so always keep a firm grip on the steering wheel
and maintain a good driving posture. Avoid sudden
accelerations, turns or braking. In most cases, there are no
road signs, posted speed limits or signal lights. Therefore,
you will need to use your own good judgment on what is
safe and what is not. When on a trail, you should always
be looking ahead for surface obstacles and changes in
terrain. The key is to plan your future driving route while
remembering what you are currently driving over.
Never park your vehicle over dry grass or other
combustible materials. The heat from your vehicle
exhaust system could cause a fire.
WARNING!
Always wear your seat belt and firmly tie down
cargo. Unsecured cargo can become projectiles in an
off-road situation.
When To Use 4L (Low) Range
When off-road driving, shift into 4L (Low) for additional
traction and control on slippery or difficult terrain,
ascending or descending steep hills, and to increase low
speed pulling power. This range should be limited to
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extreme situations such as deep snow, mud, steep in- Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand
clines, or sand where additional low speed pulling power
Snow
is needed. Vehicle speeds in excess of 25 mph (40 km/h)
In heavy snow or for additional control and traction at
should be avoided when in 4L (Low) range.
slower speeds, shift the transmission into a low gear and
the transfer case into 4L (Low) if necessary. Do not shift to
CAUTION!
a lower gear than necessary to maintain headway. OverDo not use 4L (Low) range when operating the revving the engine can spin the wheels and traction will be
vehicle on dry pavement. Driveline hardware dam- lost. If you start to slow to a stop, try turning your steering
age can result.
wheel no more than a 1/4 turn quickly back and forth,
while still applying throttle. This will allow the tires to get
Simultaneous Brake And Throttle Operation
a fresh ⬙bite⬙ and help maintain your momentum.
Many off-road driving conditions require the simultaneous use of the brake and throttle (two-footed driving).
CAUTION!
When climbing rocks, logs, or other stepped objects,
using light brake pressure with light throttle will keep the On icy or slippery roads, do not downshift at high
vehicle from jerking or lurching. This technique is also engine RPM or vehicle speeds, because engine brakused when you need to stop and restart a vehicle on a ing may cause skidding and loss of control.
steep incline.
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Mud
Deep mud creates a great deal of suction around the tires
and is very difficult to get through. You should use
second gear (manual transmission), or DRIVE (automatic
transmission), with the transfer case in the 4L (Low)
position to maintain your momentum. If you start to slow
to a stop, try turning your steering wheel no more than a
1/4 turn quickly back and forth for additional traction.
Mud holes pose an increased threat of vehicle damage
and getting stuck. They are normally full of debris from
previous vehicles getting stuck. As a good practice before
entering any mud hole, get out and determine how deep
it is, if there are any hidden obstacles and if the vehicle
can be safely recovered if stuck.
Sand
Soft sand is very difficult to travel through with full tire
pressure. When crossing soft, sandy spots in a trail, maintain your vehicle’s momentum and do not stop. The key to
driving in soft sand is using the appropriate tire pressure,
accelerating slowly, avoiding abrupt maneuvers and maintaining the vehicle’s momentum. If you are going to be
driving on large soft sandy areas or dunes, reduce your tire
pressure to a minimum of 15 psi (103 kPa) to allow for a
greater tire surface area. Reduced tire pressure will drastically improve your traction and handling while driving on
the soft sand, but you must return the tires to normal air
pressure before driving on pavement or other hard surfaces. Be sure you have a way to reinflate the tires prior to
reducing the pressure.
CAUTION!
Reduced tire pressures may cause tire unseating and
total loss of air pressure. To reduce the risk of tire
unseating, while at a reduced tire pressure, reduce your
speed and avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers.
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Using A Spotter
Crossing Obstacles (Rocks And Other High
Points)
While driving off-road, you will encounter many types of
terrain. These varying types of terrain bring different
types of obstacles. Before proceeding, review the path
ahead to determine the correct approach and your ability
to safely recover the vehicle if something goes wrong.
Keeping a firm grip on the steering wheel, bring the
vehicle to a complete stop and then inch the vehicle
forward until it makes contact with the object. Apply the
throttle lightly while holding a light brake pressure and
ease the vehicle up and over the object.
WARNING!
Crossing obstacles can cause abrupt steering system
loading which could cause you to loose control of
your vehicle.
There are many times where it is hard to see the obstacle
or determine the correct path. Determining the correct
path can be extremely difficult when you are confronting
many obstacles. In these cases have someone guide you
over, through, or around the obstacle. Have the person
stand a safe distance in front of you where they can see
the obstacle, watch your tires and undercarriage, and
guide you through.
Crossing Large Rocks
When approaching large rocks, choose a path which
ensures you drive over the largest of them with your
tires. This will lift your undercarriage over the obstacle.
The tread of the tire is tougher and thicker than the side
wall and is designed to take the abuse. Always look
ahead and make every effort to cross the large rocks with
your tires.
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CAUTION!
• Never attempt to straddle a rock that is large
enough to strike your axles or undercarriage.
• Never attempt to drive over a rock which is large
enough to contact the door sills.
Crossing A Ravine, Gully, Ditch, Washout Or Rut
When crossing a ravine, gully, ditch, washout or a large rut,
the angled approach is the key to maintaining your vehicle’s mobility. Approach these obstacles at a 45-degree angle
and let each tire go through the obstacle independently. You
need to use caution when crossing large obstacles with
steep sides. Do not attempt to cross any large obstacle with
steep sides at an angle great enough to put the vehicle at
risk of a rollover. If you get caught in a rut, dig a small
trench to the right or left at a 45-degree angle ahead of the
front tires. Use the removed dirt to fill the rut ahead of the
turnout you just created. You should now be able to drive
out following the trench you just created at a 45-degree
angle.
WARNING!
There is an increased risk of rollover when crossing
an obstacle, at any angle, with steep sides.
Crossing Logs
To cross a log, approach it at a slight angle (approximately 10 to 15 degrees). This allows one front tire to be
on top of the log while the other just starts to climb the
log. While climbing the log, modulate your brake and
accelerator to avoid spinning the log out from under your
tires. Then ease the vehicle off the log using your brakes.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to cross a log with a greater diameter
than the running ground clearance or the vehicle will
become high-centered.
Winching or rocking the vehicle off hard objects
increases the risk of underbody damage.
Getting High-Centered
If you get hung up or high-centered on an object, get out
of the vehicle and try to determine what the vehicle is
hung up on, where it is contacting the underbody and
what is the best direction to recover the vehicle. Depending on what you are in contact with, jack the vehicle up
and place a few rocks under the tires so the weight is off
of the high point when you let the vehicle down. You can
also try rocking the vehicle or winching the vehicle off
the object.
Hill Climbing
Hill climbing requires good judgment and a good understanding of your abilities and your vehicle’s limitations.
Hills can cause serious problems. Some are just too steep
to climb and should not be attempted. You should always
feel confident with the vehicle and your abilities. You
should always climb hills straight up and down. Never
attempt to climb a hill on an angle.
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Before Climbing A Steep Hill
As you approach a hill, consider its grade or steepness.
Determine if it is too steep. Look to see what the traction
is on the hill side trail. Is the trail straight up and down?
What is on top and the other side? Are there ruts, rocks,
branches or other obstacles on the path? Can you safely
recover the vehicle if something goes wrong? If everything looks good and you feel confident, shift the transmission into a lower gear with 4L (Low) engaged, and
proceed with caution, maintaining your momentum as
you climb the hill.
Driving Up Hill
Once you have determined your ability to proceed and
have shifted into the appropriate gear, line your vehicle
up for the straightest possible run. Accelerate with an
easy constant throttle and apply more power as you start
up the hill. Do not race forward into a steep grade; the
abrupt change of grade could cause you to lose control.
If the front end begins to bounce, ease off the throttle
slightly to bring all four tires back on the ground. As you
approach the crest of the hill, ease off the throttle and
slowly proceed over the top. If the wheels start to slip as
you approach the crest of a hill, ease off the accelerator
and maintain headway by turning the steering wheel no
more than a 1/4 turn quickly back and forth. This will
provide a fresh ⬙bite⬙ into the surface and will usually
provide enough traction to complete the climb. If you do
not make it to the top, place the vehicle in REVERSE and
back straight down the grade using engine resistance
along with the vehicle brakes.
WARNING!
Never attempt to climb a hill at an angle or turn
around on a steep grade. Driving across an incline
increases the risk of a rollover, which may result in
severe injury.
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Driving Downhill
Driving Across An Incline
Before driving down a steep hill, you need to determine
if it is too steep for a safe descent. What is the surface
traction? Is the grade too steep to maintain a slow,
controlled descent? Are there obstacles? Is it a straight
descent? Is there plenty of distance at the base of the hill
to regain control if the vehicle descends to fast? If you feel
confident in your ability to proceed, then make sure you
are in 4L (Low) and proceed with caution. Allow engine
braking to control the descent and apply your brakes, if
necessary, but do not allow the tires to lock.
If at all possible, avoid driving across an incline. If it is
necessary, know your vehicle’s abilities. Driving across
an incline places more weight on the downhill wheels,
which increases the possibilities of a downhill slide or
rollover. Make sure the surface has good traction with
firm and stable soils. If possible, transverse the incline at
an angle heading slightly up or down.
WARNING!
WARNING!
Driving across an incline increases the risk of a
rollover , which may result in severe injury.
Do not descend a steep grade in NEUTRAL. Use
vehicle brakes in conjunction with engine braking.
Descending a grade too fast could cause you to lose
control and be seriously injured.
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If You Stall Or Begin To Lose Headway
Driving Through Water
If you stall or begin to lose headway while climbing a
steep hill, allow your vehicle to come to a stop and
immediately apply the brake. Restart the engine and shift
into REVERSE. Back slowly down the hill allowing
engine braking to control the descent and apply your
brakes, if necessary, but do not allow the tires to lock.
Extreme care should be taken crossing any type of water.
Water crossings should be avoided, if possible, and only
be attempted when necessary in a safe, responsible
manner. You should only drive through areas which are
designated and approved. You should tread lightly and
avoid damage to the environment. You should know
your vehicle’s abilities and be able to recover it if
something goes wrong. You should never stop or shut a
vehicle off when crossing deep water unless you ingested
water into the engine air intake. If the engine stalls, do
not attempt to restart it. Determine if it has ingested
water first. The key to any crossing is low and slow. Shift
into first gear (manual transmission), or DRIVE (automatic transmission), with the transfer case in the 4L
(Low) position and proceed very slowly with a constant
slow speed {3 to 5 mph (5 to 8 km/h) maximum} and
light throttle. Keep the vehicle moving; do not try to
WARNING!
If the engine stalls or you lose headway or cannot
make it to the top of a steep hill or grade, never attempt
to turn around. To do so may result in tipping and
rolling the vehicle, which may result in severe injury.
Always back carefully straight down a hill in REVERSE. Never back down a hill in NEUTRAL using
only the vehicle brakes. Never drive diagonally across
a hill, always drive straight up or down.
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accelerate through the crossing. After crossing any water
higher than the bottom of the axle differentials, you
should inspect all of the vehicle fluids for signs of water
ingestion.
CAUTION!
• Water ingestion into the axles, transmission, transfer case, engine or vehicle interior can occur if you
drive too fast or through too deep of water. Water
can cause permanent damage to engine, driveline
or other vehicle components, and your brakes will
be less effective once wet and/or muddy.
• This vehicle is capable of crossing through water at
a depth of 30 inches (76 cm) at speeds no greater
than 5 mph (8 km/h). Water ingestion can occur
causing damage to your vehicle.
Before You Cross Any Type Of Water
As you approach any type of water, you need to determine if you can cross it safely and responsibly. If necessary, get out and walk through the water or probe it with
a stick. You need to be sure of its depth, approach angle,
current and bottom condition. Be careful of murky or
muddy waters; check for hidden obstacles. Make sure
you will not be intruding on any wildlife, and you can
recover the vehicle if necessary. The key to a safe crossing
is the water depth, current and bottom conditions. On
soft bottoms, the vehicle will sink in, effectively increasing the water level on the vehicle. Be sure to consider this
when determining the depth and the ability to safely
cross.
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Crossing Puddles, Pools, Flooded Areas Or Other
Standing Water
Crossing Ditches, Streams, Shallow Rivers Or
Other Flowing Water
Puddles, pools, flooded or other standing water areas
normally contain murky or muddy waters. These water
types normally contain hidden obstacles and make it
difficult to determine an accurate water depth, approach
angle, and bottom condition. Murky or muddy water
holes are where you want to hook up tow straps prior to
entering. This makes for a faster, cleaner and easier
vehicle recovery. If you are able to determine you can
safely cross, than proceed using the low and slow
method.
Flowing water can be extremely dangerous. Never attempt to cross a fast running stream or river even in
shallow water. Fast moving water can easily push your
vehicle downstream, sweeping it out of control. Even in
very shallow water, a high current can still wash the dirt
out from around your tires putting you and your vehicle
in jeopardy. There is still a high risk of personal injury
and vehicle damage with slower water currents in depths
greater than the vehicle’s running ground clearance. You
should never attempt to cross flowing water which is
deeper than the vehicle’s running ground clearance. Even
the slowest current can push the heaviest vehicle downstream and out of control if the water is deep enough to
push on the large surface area of the vehicle’s body.
Before you proceed, determine the speed of the current,
the water’s depth, approach angle, bottom condition and
if there are any obstacles. Then cross at an angle heading
slightly upstream using the low and slow technique.
CAUTION!
Muddy waters can reduce the cooling system effectiveness by depositing debris onto the radiator.
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WARNING!
• Inspect the radiator for mud and debris and clean as
required.
Never drive through fast moving deep water. It can
push your vehicle downstream, sweeping it out of
control. This could put you and your passengers at
risk of injury or drowning.
• Check threaded fasteners for looseness, particularly on
the chassis, drivetrain components, steering, and suspension. Retighten them, if required, and torque to the
values specified in the Service Manual.
• Check for accumulations of plants or brush. These
things could be a fire hazard. They might hide damage
Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than
to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and
does most on-road driving. After going off-road, it is
propeller shafts.
always a good idea to check for damage. That way you
can get any problems taken care of right away and have • After extended operation in mud, sand, water, or
similar dirty conditions, have the radiator, fan, brake
your vehicle ready when you need it.
rotors, wheels, brake linings, and axle yokes inspected
• Completely inspect the underbody of your vehicle.
and cleaned as soon as possible.
Check tires, body structure, steering, suspension, and
After Driving Off-Road
exhaust system for damage.
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POWER STEERING
WARNING!
Abrasive material in any part of the brakes may cause
excessive wear or unpredictable braking. You might
not have full braking power when you need it to
prevent a collision. If you have been operating your
vehicle in dirty conditions, get your brakes checked
and cleaned as necessary.
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
• If you experience unusual vibration after driving in effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
mud, slush or similar conditions, check the wheels for parking maneuvers.
impacted material. Impacted material can cause a
wheel imbalance and freeing the wheels of it will NOTE:
correct the situation.
• Increased noise levels at the end of the steering wheel
travel are considered normal and do not indicate that
there is a problem with the power steering system.
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• 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.
Power Steering Fluid Check
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your power steering
system as the chemicals can damage your power
steering components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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WARNING!
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and
with the engine off to prevent injury from moving
parts and to ensure accurate fluid level reading. Do
not overfill. Use only manufacturer’s recommended
power steering fluid.
The parking brake lever is located in the center console.
To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up as firmly as
possible. To release the parking brake, pull the lever up
slightly, press the center button, then lower the lever
completely.
If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated
level. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all
surfaces. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts”
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
PARKING BRAKE
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied. Also, be certain to leave an
automatic transmission in PARK, or manual transmission
in REVERSE or first gear.
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When the parking brake is applied with the ignition before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load
switch ON, the “Brake Warning Light” in the instrument on the transmission locking mechanism may make it
difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. The parking
cluster will illuminate.
brake should always be applied whenever the driver is
NOTE:
not in the vehicle.
• When the parking brake is applied and the automatic
transmission is placed in gear, the “Brake Warning
WARNING!
Light” will flash. If vehicle speed is detected, a chime
will sound to alert the driver. Fully release the parking • Never use the PARK position on an automatic
transmission as a substitute for the parking brake.
brake before attempting to move the vehicle.
Always apply the parking brake fully when parked
• This light only shows that the parking brake is applied.
to guard against vehicle movement and possible
It does not show the degree of brake application.
injury or damage.
•
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the front
fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away
from the curb on an uphill grade. For vehicles equipped
with an automatic transmission, apply the parking brake
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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 in or near the vehicle. 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 an automatic transmission in PARK, a manual transmission in REVERSE or first gear. Failure to do so may cause the
vehicle to roll and cause damage or injury.
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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The Anti-Lock Brake System conducts a low speed selftest at about 12 mph (20 km/h). If for any reason your
foot is on the brake when the vehicle reaches 12 mph
(20 km/h), this check will be delayed until 25 mph
(40 km/h).
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is designed to aid the
driver in maintaining vehicle control under adverse
braking conditions. The system operates with a separate
computer to modulate hydraulic pressure to prevent
wheel lock-up and help avoid skidding on slippery The Anti-Lock Brake System pump motor runs during
surfaces.
the self-test, and during an ABS stop, to provide the
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and regulated hydraulic pressure. The motor pump makes a
type, and tires must be properly inflated to produce low humming noise during operation; this is normal.
accurate signals for the computer.
WARNING!
WARNING!
Significant over or under-inflation of tires, or mixing
sizes of tires or wheels on the vehicle can lead to loss
of braking effectiveness.
• Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to a collision.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to
slow down or stop.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) cannot prevent
the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can they increase braking or steering
efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition of
the vehicle brakes and tires or the traction afforded.
• The ABS cannot prevent collisions, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, following
another vehicle too closely, 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.
CAUTION!
NOTE: During severe braking conditions, a pulsing sensation may occur and a clicking noise will be heard. This
is normal, indicating that the Anti-Lock Brake System is
functioning.
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
brake control system that includes Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), Brake Assist
System (BAS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Electronic Roll
Mitigation (ERM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC),
Trailer Sway Control (TSC), and Hill Descent Control
(HDC). All of these systems work together to enhance
vehicle stability and control in various driving conditions, and are commonly referred to as ESC.
The Anti-Lock Brake System is subject to possible
detrimental effects of electronic interference caused by
improperly installed aftermarket radios or telephones.
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WARNING!
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) cannot prevent
the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can they 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.
Traction Control System (TCS)
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of
the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake
pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) to provide
enhanced acceleration and stability. A feature of the TCS
system functions similar to a limited slip differential and
controls the wheel spin across a driven axle. If one wheel
on a driven axle is spinning faster than the other, the
system will apply the brake of the spinning wheel. This
will allow more engine torque to be applied to the wheel
that is not spinning. This feature remains active even if
TCS and ESC are in either the “Partial Off” or “Full Off”
modes. 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
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benefit of the system, you must apply continuous braking pressure during the stopping sequence. Do not
reduce brake pedal pressure unless braking is no longer
desired. Once the brake pedal is released, the BAS is
deactivated.
WARNING!
The Brake Assist System (BAS) cannot prevent the
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle,
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing
road conditions. 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.
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
The HSA system is designed to assist the driver when
starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain
the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short
period of time after the driver takes their foot off of the
brake pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle
during this short period of time, the system will release
brake pressure and the vehicle will roll down the hill. The
system will release brake pressure in proportion to
amount of throttle applied as the vehicle starts to move in
the intended direction of travel.
WARNING!
If the clutch pedal (manual transmission only) remains pressed during the application of the throttle,
the HSA will disengage allowing the vehicle to roll
down the incline. This could cause a collision with
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
another vehicle or object. To avoid this, do not apply
throttle while pressing the clutch pedal until you are
ready to release the clutch. Always remember the
driver is responsible for braking the vehicle.
There may be situations on minor hills (i.e., less than
8%), with a loaded vehicle, or while pulling a trailer
where the system will not activate and slight rolling
may occur, which could cause a collision with another vehicle or object. Always remember the driver
is responsible for braking the vehicle.
HSA Activation Criteria
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to
The system will only work if the intended direction of the
activate:
vehicle and vehicle gear match. For example, if the
• Vehicle must be stopped
intended direction is forward up a hill and the vehicle is
• Vehicle must be on an 8% or greater incline (3% for in DRIVE (automatic transmission equipped vehicle),
and the activation criteria are met, HSA will activate.
manual transmission equipped vehicles)
• Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e.,
vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle backing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
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HSA On Automatic Transmission Vehicles
Towing With HSA
The system will work in REVERSE, and all forward gears HSA will provide assistance when starting on a grade
on vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. when pulling a trailer.
The system will not activate if the vehicle is placed in
NEUTRAL.
WARNING!
HSA On Manual Transmission Vehicles
The system will work in REVERSE, forward gears, and
NEUTRAL on manual transmission equipped vehicles.
The system does not recognize NEUTRAL on manual
vehicles, thus it will hold the vehicle on an incline for a
short period while in NEUTRAL, regardless of clutch
position. To prevent this, do not attempt to roll down a
hill simply by putting the transmission in NEUTRAL and
letting gravity act on the vehicle, as the HSA will prevent
the vehicle from rolling. Instead, use the appropriate gear
for moving in the desired direction.
• If you use a trailer brake controller with your
trailer, your trailer brakes may be activated and
deactivated with the brake switch. If so, when the
brake pedal is released, there may not be enough
brake pressure to hold the vehicle and trailer on a
hill and this could cause a collision with another
vehicle or object behind you. In order to avoid
rolling down the hill while resuming acceleration,
manually activate the trailer brake prior to releasing the brake pedal. Always remember the driver is
responsible for braking the vehicle.
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HSA Off
WARNING! (Continued)
• HSA is not a parking brake. Always apply the
parking brake fully when leaving your vehicle.
Also, be certain to leave the transmission in PARK.
Failure to follow these warnings may cause the
vehicle to roll down the incline and could collide
with another vehicle, object or person, and cause
serious or fatal injury. Always remember to use the
parking brake while parking on a hill and that the
driver is responsible for braking the vehicle.
If you wish to turn off the HSA system, follow this
procedure:
1. Start with the engine off and vehicle in PARK (automatic transmission) or NEUTRAL with clutch out
(manual transmission) with wheels straight. Apply
parking brake on manual transmission vehicle.
2. Start the engine.
3. With the engine running, the brake applied, and the
clutch out, rotate the steering wheel 180° counterclockNOTE: The HSA system may also be turned on and off if
wise from center.
the vehicle is equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Infor- 4. Press the ESC OFF switch four times within twenty
seconds.
mation Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
5. Rotate the steering wheel 360° clockwise (180° clockwise from center).
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Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) can only reduce the
chance of wheel lift occurring during severe or evasive
7. If the sequence was completed properly, the “ESC
driving maneuvers. It cannot prevent wheel lift due to
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” will blink
other factors such as road conditions, leaving the roadseveral times to confirm HSA is off.
way or striking objects or other vehicles.
Steps 1-7 must be completed within 90 seconds to turn off
NOTE: Anytime the ESC system is in the “Full Off”
HSA. Repeat steps 1-7 to re-enable HSA functionality.
mode, ERM is disabled. Refer to Electronic Stability
Control (ESC) for a complete explanation of the available
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
ESC modes.
This system anticipates the potential for wheel lift by
monitoring the driver’s steering wheel input and the
WARNING!
speed of the vehicle. When ERM determines that the rate
of change of the steering wheel angle and vehicle’s speed Many factors, such as vehicle loading, road condiare sufficient to potentially cause wheel lift, it applies the tions and driving conditions, influence the chance
appropriate brake and may reduce engine power to that wheel lift or rollover may occur. Electronic Roll
lessen the chance that wheel lift will occur. ERM will only Mitigation (ERM) cannot prevent all wheel lift or
intervene during very severe or evasive driving maneu- rollovers, especially those that involve leaving the
vers.
roadway or striking objects or other vehicles. The
6. Cycle ignition switch OFF then ON.
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WARNING! (Continued)
capabilities of an ERM-equipped vehicle must never
be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner
which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety
of others.
the intended path, ESC applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or
understeer condition.
• Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. The ESC
corrects for over/under steering of the vehicle by applying the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in
counteracting the over/under steer condition. Engine
power may also be reduced to help the vehicle maintain
the desired path.
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
ESC uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and
path intended by the driver and compares it to the actual driving to the prevailing road conditions.
path of the vehicle. When the actual path does not match
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WARNING!
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) cannot prevent the
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle,
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing
road conditions. ESC cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in
turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. ESC also cannot prevent accidents resulting
from loss of vehicle control due to inappropriate
driver input for the conditions. Only a safe, attentive,
and skillful driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ESC equipped vehicle must never be
exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which
could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others.
The ESC system has three available operating modes in
4H range. The system has one operating mode in 4L
range. Two-wheel drive vehicles and four-wheel drive
vehicles in 2H range have two operating modes.
4H Range (4WD Models)
On
This is the normal operating mode for ESC in 4H range.
Partial Off
This mode is entered by momentarily pressing the ESC
OFF switch.
ESC Off
This mode is entered by pressing and holding momentarily pressing the ESC OFF switch for 5 seconds.
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All other stability features of ESC function normally. This
mode is intended to be used if the vehicle is in deep
snow, sand, or gravel conditions and more wheel spin
than ESC would normally allow is required to gain
traction. To turn ESC on again, momentarily press the
ESC OFF switch. This will restore the normal “ESC On”
mode of operation.
NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
with snow chains, or starting off in deep snow, sand, or
gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “Partial Off”
mode by pressing the ESC OFF switch. Once the situation
requiring ESC to be switched to the “Partial Off” mode is
ESC OFF Switch
overcome, turn ESC back on by momentarily pressing the
When in ⬙Partial Off⬙ mode, the TCS portion of ESC has
ESC OFF switch. This may be done while the vehicle is in
been disabled and the “ESC Activation/Malfunction
motion.
Indicator Light” will be illuminated.
When in ESC Off mode, ESC and TCS, except for the
“limited slip” feature described in the TCS section, are
turned off. To turn ESC on again, momentarily press the
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ESC OFF switch. This will restore normal “ESC On” slip” feature described in the TCS section, are turned off
until the vehicle reaches a speed of 40 mph (64 km/h). At
mode of operation.
40 mph (64 km/h), the normal ESC stability function
returns but TCS remains off. When the vehicle speed
WARNING!
drops below 35 mph (56 km/h), the ESC system shuts off.
With the ESC switched off, the enhanced vehicle The ESC is off at low vehicle speeds in 4L range so that it
stability offered by ESC and ERM are unavailable. will not interfere with off-road driving, but the ESC
In an emergency evasive maneuver, the ESC and function returns to provide the stability feature at speeds
ERM systems will not engage to assist in maintaining above 40 mph (64 km/h). The “ESC Activation/
stability. The “Full Off” ESC mode is intended for Malfunction Indicator Light” will always be illuminated
off-road use only.
in 4L range when ESC is off.
4L Range (4WD Models)
NOTE: The “ESC OFF” message will display and the
audible chime will sound when the shift lever is placed in
ESC Off
the PARK position from any position other than PARK,
This is the normal operating mode for ESC in 4L range. and then moved out of the PARK position. This will
Whenever the vehicle is started in 4L range, or the occur even if the message was previously cleared.
transfer case (if equipped) is shifted from 4H range or
NEUTRAL to 4L range, the ESC system will be in this
mode. In 4L range, ESC and TCS, except for the “limited
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WARNING!
With the ESC switched off, the enhanced vehicle
stability offered by ESC and ERM are unavailable.
In an emergency evasive maneuver, the ESC and
ERM systems will not engage to assist in maintaining
stability. The “Full Off” mode is intended for offroad use only.
All other stability features of ESC function normally. This
mode is intended to be used if the vehicle is in deep
snow, sand, or gravel conditions and more wheel spin
than ESC would normally allow is required to gain
traction. To turn ESC on again, momentarily press the
ESC OFF switch. This will restore the normal “ESC On”
mode of operation.
NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving with
snow
chains, or starting off in deep snow, sand, or gravel, it
2H Range (4WD Models) Or 2WD Models
may be desirable to switch to the “Partial Off” mode by
On
pressing the ESC OFF switch. Once the situation requiring
This is the normal operating mode for ESC in 2H range ESC to be switched to the “Partial Off” mode is overcome,
turn ESC back on by momentarily pressing the ESC OFF
and on 2WD vehicles.
switch. This may be done while the vehicle is in motion.
Partial Off
When in “Partial Off” mode, the TCS portion of ESC has
been disabled and the “ESC Activation/Malfunction
Indicator Light” will be illuminated.
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The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash during acThe “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on celeration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little
throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
driving to the prevailing road conditions.
position. It should go out with the engine
running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator NOTE:
Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
• The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light”
malfunction has been detected in the ESC system. If this
and the “ESC OFF Indicator Light” come on momenlight remains on after several ignition cycles, and the
tarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
vehicle has been driven several miles (kilometers) at
speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your autho- • Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system
rized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
diagnosed and corrected.
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (lowhen it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
cated in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active.
that caused the ESC activation.
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
ESC OFF Indicator Light
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The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the “Trailer Towing” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information. When TSC is functioning, the “ESC
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is off.
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
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
stop the trailer from swaying. TSC is disabled when the
TSC uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize an excessively swaying trailer and will take the appropriate ESP system is in the “Partial Off” or “Full Off” modes.
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 tongue weight recommendations. Refer to
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.
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Hill Descent Control (HDC) – If Equipped
HDC is only intended for low speed off-road driving.
HDC maintains vehicle speed while descending hills in
off-road driving conditions by applying the brakes when
necessary.
The symbol indicates the status of the Hill
Descent Control (HDC) feature. The lamp will
be on solid when HDC is armed. HDC can only
be armed when the transfer case is in the “4WD
LOW” position and the vehicle speed is less then 30 mph
(48 km/h). If these conditions are not met while attempting to use the HDC feature, the HDC indicator light will
flash on/off.
Gear
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
DRIVE
REVERSE
Approximate HDC Set Speed
1 mph (1.5 km/h)
2.5 mph (4 km/h)
4 mph (6.5 km/h)
5.5 mph (9 km/h)
7.5 mph (12 km/h)
1 mph (1.5 km/h)
However, the driver can override HDC operation by
applying the brake to slow the vehicle down below the
HDC control speed. If more speed is desired during HDC
control, the accelerator pedal will increase vehicle speed
in the usual manner. When either the brake or the
When enabled, HDC senses the terrain and activates accelerator is released, HDC will control the vehicle at the
when the vehicle is descending a hill. HDC speed may be original set speed.
adjusted by the driver to suit the driving conditions. The
speed corresponds to the transmission gear selected.
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Enabling HDC
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
1. Shift the transfer case into 4WD LOW range. Refer to Tire Markings
“Four-Wheel Drive Operation” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
2. Press the “Hill Descent” button. The “Hill Descent
Control Indicator Light” in the instrument cluster will
turn on solid.
NOTE: If the transfer case is not in 4WD LOW range, the
“Hill Descent Control Indicator Light” will flash for five
seconds and HDC will not be enabled.
5
Disabling HDC
Press the “Hill Descent” button or shift the transfer case
out of 4WD LOW range. The “Hill Descent Control
1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards 4 — Maximum Load
Indicator” light in the instrument cluster will turn off.
Code (TIN)
5 — Maximum Pressure
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
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• LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
tires is the same as for P-Metric tires except for the
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
letters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall precedmolded into the sidewall preceding the size designaing the size designation. Example: LT235/85R16.
tion. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
• Temporary spare tires are spares designed for tempo• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European
rary emergency use only. Temporary high pressure
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
compact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
into the sidewall preceding the size designation.
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
Example: T145/80D18 103M.
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
• High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
NOTE:
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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 Placard Location
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Tire Placard Location (Four-Door Model)
Tire Placard Location (Two-Door Model)
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Tire And Loading Information Placard
3) tire size designed for your vehicle
4) cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
spare tires.
Loading
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading
Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section
of this manual.
Tire and Loading Information Placard
This placard tells you important information about the:
1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle
2) total weight your vehicle can carry
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
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To determine the maximum loading conditions of your 4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
“XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
be five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
is 650 lbs (295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – 750
the weight referenced here.
= 650 lbs [295 kg]).
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occusafely exceed the available cargo and luggage load
pants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
capacity calculated in Step 4.
XXX kg” on your vehicle’s placard.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
manual to determine how this reduces the available
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pascargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
sengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit
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NOTE:
• The following table shows examples on how to calculate total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities
of your vehicle with varying seating configurations
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
• For the following example, the combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
(392 kg).
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Safety
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:
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause collisions.
• Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can result in over-heating and tire failure.
• Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion
shock. Objects on the road and chuckholes can
cause damage that result in tire failure.
• Over-inflated or under-inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in
loss of vehicle control.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle
to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the
right or left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
stability of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of
sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering.
Unequal tire pressures can cause erratic and unpredictable steering response.
Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the
vehicle to drift left or right.
Economy
Tire Inflation Pressures
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal wear
patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for earlier
tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases tire rolling
resistance resulting in higher fuel consumption.
Tire pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as
inspected for signs of tire wear or visible damage, at least
once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to
check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement
when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
properly inflated even when they are under-inflated.
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
ride. Both under-inflation and over-inflation affect the
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CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring
Sensor.
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
“cold tire inflation pressure.” Cold tire inflation pressure
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1
mile (1.6 km) after a three-hour period. The cold tire
inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire side wall.
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
temperature changes.
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),
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12° F (7° C) for this
outside temperature condition.
Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
buildup or your tire pressure will be too low.
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Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
Radial Ply Tires
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
WARNING!
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires on
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle poorly.
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle The instability could cause a collision. Always use
loading may be required for high-speed vehicle opera- radial ply tires in sets of four. Never combine them
tion. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire with other types of tires.
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
and cold tire inflation pressures.
the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
authorized tire dealer for radial tire repairs.
WARNING!
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious collision. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above
75 mph (120 km/h).
All Season Tires – If Equipped
All Season tires provide traction for all seasons (spring,
summer, fall and winter). Traction levels may vary between different all season tires. All season tires can be
identified by the M+S, M&S, M/S or MS designation on
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the tire sidewall. Use all season tires only in sets of four; If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and
failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only
in sets of four; failure to do so may adversely affect the
handling of your vehicle.
safety and handling of your vehicle.
Summer Or Three Season Tires – If Equipped
Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what
Summer tires provide traction in both wet and dry
was originally equipped with your vehicle and should
conditions, and are not intended to be driven in snow or
not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph
on ice. Summer tires will not contain the all season
(120 km/h). For speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) refer to
designation or mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire
original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for
sidewall. Use summer tires only in sets of four; failure to
recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold
do so may adversely affect the safety and handling of
tire inflation pressures.
your vehicle.
While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid
Snow Tires
and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires poorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states produring the winter. Snow tires can be identified by a hibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be
checked before using these tire types.
mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire sidewall.
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Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
Wheel – If Equipped
CAUTION!
Your vehicle may be equipped with a spare tire and Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
wheel equivalent in look and function to the original your vehicle through an automatic car wash with a
equipment tire and wheel found on the front or rear axle compact, full size or limited-use temporary spare
of your vehicle. This spare tire may be used in the tire installed. Damage to the vehicle may result.
rotation for your vehicle. If your vehicle has this option
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
refer to an authorized tire dealer for the recommended
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only.
tire rotation pattern.
You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a
If your vehicle is not equipped with an original equipcompact spare by looking at the spare tire description on
ment tire and wheel as a spare, a non-matching tempothe Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the
rary emergency use spare may be equipped with your
driver’s side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire.
vehicle. Temporary use spares are engineered to be used
Compact spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T”
only with your vehicle. Your vehicle may be equipped
or “S” preceding the size designation. Example: T145/
with one of the following types of non-matching tempo80D18 103M.
rary use spares; compact, full size, or limited-use. Do not
install more than one non-matching temporary use spare T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
tire/wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
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Since this tire has limited tread life the original equip- Full Size Spare – If Equipped
ment tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled The full size spare is for temporary emergency use only.
on your vehicle at the first opportunity.
This tire may look like the original equipped tire on the
Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. This spare
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the tire may have limited tread life. When the tread is worn
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare tire. to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size
Do not install more than one compact spare tire and spare tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
first opportunity.
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.
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
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your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the Tire Spinning
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
first opportunity.
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) or
for longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopWARNING!
ping when you are stuck.
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.
Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h) for more than 30 seconds continuously when you are stuck, and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
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These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
to help you in determining when your tires should be becomes 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced.
replaced.
Life Of Tire
Tread Wear Indicators
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including, but not limited to:
• Driving style
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
• Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or
higher, and summer tires, typically have a reduced
tread life. Rotation of these tires per the vehicle maintenance schedule is highly recommended.
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
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WARNING!
Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six
years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to
follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure.
You could lose control and have a collision resulting
in serious injury or death.
“Tread Wear Indicators”). Refer to the “Tire and Loading
Information” placard for the size designation of your tire.
The Load Index and Speed Symbol for your tire will be
found on the original equipment tire sidewall. See the
Tire Sizing Chart example found in the Tire Safety
Information section of this manual for more information
relating to the Load Index and Speed Symbol of a tire.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
Replacement Tires
those of the original wheels.
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed. (Refer to the paragraph on
It is recommended you contact your original equipment
or an authorized tire dealer with any questions you may
have on tire specifications or capability. Failure to use
equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the
safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than that
specified for your vehicle. Some combinations of
unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension
dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and braking of
your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling
and stress to steering and suspension components.
You could lose control and have a collision resulting
in serious injury or death. Use only the tire and wheel
sizes with load ratings approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or
capacity, other than what was originally equipped
on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load
index could result in tire overloading and failure.
You could lose control and have a collision.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
(Continued)
CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size may
result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
Use of traction devices require sufficient tire-to-body
clearance. Follow these recommendations to guard
against damage.
• Traction device must be of proper size for the tire, as
recommended by the traction device manufacturer.
• Install on Rear Tires Only.
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• P225/75R16 or a P235/65R17 tire with the use of a
traction device that meets the SAE type “Class S”
specification is recommended.
WARNING!
Using tires of different size and type (M+S, Snow)
between front and rear axles can cause unpredictable
handling. You could lose control and have a collision.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the
following precautions:
• Because of restricted traction device clearance between tires and other suspension components, it is
important that only traction devices in good condition are used. Broken devices can cause serious
damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if noise occurs
CAUTION! (Continued)
that could indicate device breakage. Remove the
damaged parts of the device before further use.
• Install device as tightly as possible and then retighten after driving about ½ mile (0.8 km).
• Do not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large
bumps, especially with a loaded vehicle.
• Do not drive for prolonged period on dry pavement.
• Observe the traction device manufacturer’s instructions on the method of installation, operating speed,
and conditions for use. Always use the suggested
operating speed of the device manufacturer’s if it is
less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Do not use traction devices on a compact spare tire.
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TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
The suggested rotation method is the “forward-cross”
The tires on the front and rear of your vehicle operate at shown in the following diagram.
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.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
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. The reasons for any rapid or unusual
wear should be corrected prior to rotation being performed.
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CAUTION!
Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends on tires of equal size, type and circumference
on each wheel. Any difference in tire size can cause
damage to the transfer case. Tire rotation schedule
should be followed to balance tire wear.
pressure after a vehicle has not been driven for more than
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.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) will warn the tire pressure falls below the low pressure warning
the driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle threshold for any reason, including low temperature
effects, or natural pressure loss through the tire.
recommended cold placard pressure.
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about
1 psi (6.9 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that
when the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure
will decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based
on cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire
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 placard pressure. Once the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” has been illuminated, the tire pressure
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must be increased to the recommended cold placard Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn OFF only
pressure in order for the “Tire Pressure Monitoring after the tires have been inflated to the vehicle’s recomTelltale Light” to be turned OFF. The system will auto- mended cold placard pressure value.
matically update and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light” will extinguish once the updated tire
CAUTION!
pressures have been received. The vehicle may need to be
driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to • The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. The TPMS pressures
receive this information.
have been established for the tire size equipped on
For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sencold (parked for more than three hours) air pressure of
sor damage may result when using replacement
35 psi (241 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F (20°C)
equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or
and the measured tire pressure is 30 psi (207 kPa), a
style. Aftermarket wheels can cause sensor damtemperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire
age. Do not use aftermarket tire sealants or balance
pressure to approximately 26 psi (179 kPa). This tire
beads if your vehicle is equipped with a TPMS, as
pressure is sufficiently low enough to turn ON the “Tire
damage to the sensors may result.
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light.” Driving the vehicle
may cause the tire pressure to rise to approximately
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30 psi (207 kPa), but the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light” will still be ON. In this situation, the “Tire
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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.
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not
NOTE:
reached the level to trigger illumination of the “Tire
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light.”
and maintenance, nor to provide warning of a tire
• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure,
failure or condition.
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
the tire.
while adjusting your tire pressure.
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Premium and Base TPM System
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim-mounted electronic sensors to
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
readings to the Receiver Module.
A tire pressure monitoring sensor is located in the spare
wheel if the vehicle is equipped with a matching full size
spare wheel and tire assembly. The matching full size
spare tire can be used in place of any of the four road
tires. A low spare tire will not cause the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” to illuminate or the chime to
sound.
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
tire pressure in all of your tires regularly and to maintain
the proper pressure.
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
illuminate in the instrument cluster, , a “LOW
TIRE PRESSURE” message will display in the EVIC, and
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) consists of the an audible chime will be activated when one or more of
following components:
the four active road tire pressures are low. Should this
occur, you should stop as soon as possible, check the
• Receiver Module
inflation pressure of each tire on your vehicle, and inflate
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
each tire to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard
pressure value. The system will automatically update
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
extinguish once the updated tire pressures have been
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received. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to Tire location will be displayed as follows:
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this LF = Left Front
information.
rF = right Front
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash on
and off for 75 seconds, and will remain on solid when a Lr = Left rear
system fault is detected. The system fault will also sound a rr = right rear
chime. If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will
repeat, providing the system fault still exists. A system Premium Tire Pressure Monitoring
fault can occur by any of the following scenarios:
Vehicles equipped with a EVIC will display specific tire
pressure information. When tire pressure is low the low
Base Tire Pressure Monitoring
tire ISO telltale will illuminate and the EVIC will display
Vehicles not equipped with EVIC will inform the driver actual individual tire pressure when the tire pressure is
which tire(s) are low but not provide actual tire pressure. lower than the Placard Value.
The low tire ISO telltale will illuminate along with
“LoTIrE” message displayed in the ODO and then it will 1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
facilities emitting the same Radio Frequencies as the
scroll to which tire location is lower than the Placard
TPM sensors.
Value.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
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3. Lots of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel • If your vehicle is not equipped with a matching
full-size spare wheel and tire assembly, it does not
housings.
have a tire pressure monitoring sensor in the spare tire.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
The TPMS will not be able to monitor the tire pressure.
If you install the spare tire in place of a road tire that
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
has a pressure below the low-pressure warning limit,
NOTE:
upon the next ignition key cycle, a chime will sound
and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
• If your vehicle is equipped with a matching full-size
turn ON. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes
spare wheel and tire assembly, it has a tire pressure
above 15 mph (24 km/h), the “Tire Pressure Monitormonitoring sensor, and can be monitored by the Tire
ing Telltale Light” will flash on and off for 75 seconds
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). In the event that
and then remain on solid. For each subsequent ignition
the matching full-size spare tire is swapped with a low
key cycle, a chime will sound and the “Tire Pressure
pressure road tire, the next ignition key cycle will still
show the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” to
Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash on and off for
75 seconds and then remain on solid. Once you repair
be ON, and a chime to sound. Driving the vehicle for
or replace the original road tire, and reinstall it on the
up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) will turn
vehicle in place of the spare tire, the TPMS will update
OFF the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” as
automatically and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telllong as none of the road tires are below the low
tale Light” will turn OFF, as long as no tire pressure is
pressure warning threshold.
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below the low-pressure warning limit in any of the The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) consists of the
four active road tires. The vehicle may need to be following components:
driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h)
• Receiver Module
in order for the TPMS to receive this information.
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
Premium System – If Equipped
• Various Tire Pressure Monitoring System Messages,
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
technology with wheel rim-mounted electronic sensors to
Center (EVIC), and a graphic displaying tire pressures
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure • Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
readings to the Receiver Module.
A tire pressure monitoring sensor is located in the spare
NOTE: It is particularly important, for you to regularly wheel, if the vehicle is equipped with a matching full-size
check the tire pressure in all of your tires and to maintain spare wheel and tire assembly. The matching full-size
the proper pressure.
spare tire can be used in place of any of the four road
tires.
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will
illuminate in the instrument cluster, and an audible chime will be activated, when one or more of
the four active road tire pressures are low. In addition, the
EVIC will display a “LOW TIRE PRESSURE” message for
a minimum of five seconds, and a graphic display of the
pressure value(s) with the low tire(s) “flashing.” Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
NOTE: Your system can be set to display pressure units
in PSI, kPa, or BAR.
Should a low tire condition occur on any of the four
active road tire(s), you should stop as soon as possible,
and inflate the low tire(s) that is “flashing” on the graphic
display to the vehicle’s recommended cold tire pressure.
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The system will automatically update, the graphic dis- NOTE: Your system can be set to display pressure units
play of the pressure value(s) will stop “flashing,” and the in PSI, kPa, or BAR.
Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will extinguish
once the updated tire pressure(s) have been received. The
vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (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.
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The EVIC will also display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
message for a minimum of five seconds when a system
fault is detected possibly related to an incorrect sensor
location fault. In this case, the ⬙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.
Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to However, the system still needs to be serviced as long as
facilities emitting the same Radio Frequencies as the the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message exists.
TPM sensors.
NOTE:
Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
• If your vehicle is equipped with a matching full-size
that affects radio wave signals.
spare wheel and tire assembly, it has a tire pressure
Lots of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel
monitoring sensor, and can be monitored by the Tire
housings.
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). In the event that
the matching full-size spare tire is swapped with a low
Using tire chains on the vehicle.
pressure road tire, the next ignition switch cycle will still
Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
show the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” to be
ON, a chime to sound, a “LOW TIRE PRESSURE”
If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
no longer exists, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light” will no longer flash, the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
message will not be present, and a pressure value will be
displayed instead of dashes. A system fault can occur by
any of the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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message to appear in the EVIC, and the graphic display
will still show the low tire pressure value “flashing.”
Driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
(24 km/h) will turn OFF the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light” as long as none of road tires are below the
low pressure warning threshold.
• If your vehicle is not equipped with a matching
full-size spare wheel and tire assembly, it does not
have a tire pressure monitoring sensor in the spare tire.
The TPMS will not be able to monitor the tire pressure.
If you install the spare tire in place of a road tire that
has a pressure below the low-pressure warning limit,
upon the next ignition switch cycle, the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” will remain ON, a chime
will sound, and the EVIC will still display a “flashing”
pressure value in the graphic display. After driving the
vehicle for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h),
the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash
on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
In addition, the EVIC will display a “SERVICE TPM
SYSTEM⬙ message for a minimum of five 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 a minimum of five seconds and
then display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value.
Once you repair or replace the original road tire, and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the spare tire, the
TPMS will update automatically.
In addition, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”
will turn OFF and the graphic in the EVIC will display a
new pressure value instead of dashes (- -), as long as no
tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning limit in
any of the four active road tires. The vehicle may need to
be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h)
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 3.6L Engine
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
This engine is designed to meet all emisfollowing conditions:
sions regulations and provide excellent fuel
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
economy and performance when using
high-quality unleaded “regular” gasoline
• This device must accept any interference received,
having an octane rating of 87. The use of
including interference that may cause undesired oppremium
gasoline
is not recommended, as it will not
eration.
provide any benefit over regular gasoline in these engines.
The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
following licenses:
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
United States
MRXC4W4MA4
required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such
Canada
2546A-C4W4MA4
as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experience these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline
before considering service for the vehicle.
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Over 40 auto manufacturers worldwide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the Worldwide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recommends the use of gasolines that meet the WWFC specifications if they are available.
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.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxygenates such as Ethanol. Fuels blended with oxygenates
may be used in your vehicle.
CAUTION!
DO NOT use gasoline containing Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol. Use of these
blends may result in starting and driveability problems, damage critical fuel system components, cause
emissions to exceed the applicable standard, and/or
cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light” to illuminate. Pump labels should clearly communicate if a
fuel contains greater than 10% Ethanol.
The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasolines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will pro- Problems that result from using gasoline containing
vide excellent performance and durability of engine and Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol
fuel system components.
are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may
not be covered under warranty.
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E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
• change the engine oil and oil filter
Non-FFV vehicles are compatible with gasoline contain- • disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the
ing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher ethanol
engine controller memory
content may void the vehicle’s warranty.
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85 exposure to E-85 fuel.
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms:
MMT In Gasoline
• operate in a lean mode
MMT is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
• poor engine performance
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
• poor cold start and cold drivability
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
• increased risk for fuel system component corrosion
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
E-85 perform the following:
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
• drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer)
the gasoline contains MMT. It is even more important to
look for gasoline without MMT in Canada, because MMT
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can be used at levels higher than those allowed in the
United States. MMT is prohibited in Federal and California reformulated gasoline.
Materials Added To Fuel
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to contain
effective detergent additives. Use of additional detergents
or other additives is not needed under normal conditions
and they would result in additional cost. Therefore, you
should not have to add anything to the fuel.
Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance and damage the emissions control system.
CAUTION! (Continued)
• An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune or
malfunctioning and may require immediate service.
Contact your authorized dealer for service assistance.
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being sold
as octane enhancers, is not recommended. Most of
these products contain high concentrations of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle performance
problems resulting from the use of such fuels or
additives is not the responsibility of the manufacturer.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control
system can result in civil penalties being assessed against
you.
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Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can
kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as
a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the
vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine
running for more than a short period, adjust the
ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into
the vehicle.
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every
time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal
conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive
with all side windows fully open.
ADDING FUEL
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is located on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
If the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure the replacement
cap is the correct one for this vehicle.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
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.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
5
WARNING!
Fuel Filler Cap
CAUTION!
• Damage to the fuel system or emission control
system could result from using an improper fuel
• 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 MIL to turn on.
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Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
WARNING! (Continued)
After fuel has been added, the vehicle diagnostic system
can determine if the fuel filler cap is possibly loose,
improperly installed, or damaged. If the system detects a
malfunction, the “gASCAP” message will display in the
odometer display. Tighten the gas cap until a ⬙clicking⬙
sound is heard. This is an indication that the gas cap is
NOTE:
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank properly tightened. Press the odometer reset button to
turn the message off. If the problem persists, the message
is full.
will appear the next time the vehicle is started. This
• Tighten the gas cap about 1/4 turn until you hear one might indicate a damaged cap. If the problem is detected
click. This is an indication that the cap is properly twice in a row, the system will turn on the MIL. Resolving
tightened.
the problem will turn the MIL off.
• 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.
• 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.
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VEHICLE LOADING
Certification Label
rear axle systems (GAWR). Total load must be limited so
GVWR and front and rear GAWR are not exceeded.
Payload
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label The payload of a vehicle is defined as the allowable load
weight a truck can carry, including the weight of the
affixed to the driver’s side door or pillar.
driver, all passengers, options and cargo.
This label contains the month and year of manufacture,
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
Rating (GAWR) front and rear, and Vehicle Identification
The GAWR is the maximum permissible load on the front
Number (VIN). A Month-Day-Hour (MDH) number is
and rear axles. The load must be distributed in the cargo
included on this label and indicates the Month, Day and
area so that the GAWR of each axle is not exceeded.
Hour of manufacture. The bar code that appears on the
Each axle GAWR is determined by the components in the
bottom of the label is your VIN.
system with the lowest load carrying capacity (axle,
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
springs, tires or wheels). Heavier axles or suspension
The GVWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle components sometimes specified by purchasers for inincluding driver, passengers, vehicle, options and cargo. creased durability does not necessarily increase the vehiThe label also specifies maximum capacities of front and cle’s GVWR.
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values are determined by weighing your vehicle on a
commercial scale before any occupants or cargo are
The tire size on the Vehicle Certification Label represents
added.
the actual tire size on your vehicle. Replacement tires
must be equal to the load capacity of this tire size.
Loading
Tire Size
The actual total weight and the weight of the front and
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size rear of your vehicle at the ground can best be determined
by weighing it when it is loaded and ready for operation.
listed.
The entire vehicle should first be weighed on a commerInflation Pressure
cial scale to insure that the GVWR has not been exceeded.
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle for The weight on the front and rear of the vehicle should
all loading conditions up to full GAWR.
then be determined separately to be sure that the load is
properly distributed over the front and rear axle. WeighCurb Weight
ing the vehicle may show that the GAWR of either the
The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight front or rear axles has been exceeded but the total load is
of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full within the specified GVWR. If so, weight must be shifted
capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo from front to rear or rear to front as appropriate until the
loaded into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight specified weight limitations are met. Store the heavier
Rim Size
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items down low and be sure that the weight is distributed TRAILER TOWING
equally. Stow all loose items securely before driving.
In this section you will find safety tips and information
Improper weight distributions can have an adverse effect on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer, carefully
review this information to tow your load as efficiently
the brakes operate.
and safely as possible.
CAUTION!
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.
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:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
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exceed the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
further information.
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or rear
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
GAWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Certification
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all Label” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or temporary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
WARNING!
ready for operation⬙ condition. The recommended way to
measure GTW is to put your fully loaded trailer on a It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
supported by the scale.
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have a collision.
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle Tongue Weight (TW)
and trailer when weighed in combination.
The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the
NOTE: The GCWR rating includes a 150 lbs (68 kg) hitch ball by the trailer. In most cases it should not be less
than 10% or more than 15% of the trailer load. You must
allowance for the presence of a driver.
consider this as part of the load on your vehicle.
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Frontal Area
Weight-Distributing Hitch
The frontal area is the maximum height multiplied by the A weight-distributing system works by applying levermaximum width of the front of a trailer.
age through spring (load) bars. They are typically used
for heavier loads to distribute trailer tongue weight to the
Trailer Sway Control – If Equipped
tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When used
The trailer sway control is a telescoping link that can be in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions, it proinstalled between the hitch receiver and the trailer vides for a more level ride, offering more consistent
tongue. It typically provides adjustable friction associ- steering and brake control thereby enhancing towing
ated with the telescoping motion to dampen any un- safety. The addition of a friction / hydraulic sway control
wanted trailer swaying motions while traveling.
also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds and
contributes positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability.
Weight-Carrying Hitch
Trailer sway control and a weight distributing (load
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue equalizing) hitch are recommended for heavier Tongue
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or Weights (TW) and may be required depending on vehicle
some other connecting point of the vehicle. These kinds and trailer configuration / loading to comply with Gross
of hitches are the most popular on the market today and Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) requirements.
they are commonly used to tow small- and mediumsized trailers.
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WARNING!
• An improperly adjusted Weight Distributing Hitch
system may reduce handling, stability, braking
performance, and could result in a collision.
• Weight Distributing Systems may not be compatible
with Surge Brake Couplers. Consult with your hitch
and trailer manufacturer or a reputable Recreational
Vehicle dealer for additional information.
Trailer Hitch Classification
The following chart provides the industry standard for
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
Class
Max. Trailer Hitch
Industry Standards
I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
II - Medium Duty
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
IV - Extra Heavy
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
Class
Class
Class
Class
Duty
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings)” chart for the Maximum
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your given
drivetrain.
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed
on your vehicle.
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain.
Engine/
Transmission
Axle
Model
3.6L/Manual
3.21
Two–Door
Sport Model
(4WD)
Two–Door
Sport Model
(4WD)
Two–Door
Sport Model
(4WD)
3.6L/Manual
3.73
3.6L/
Automatic
3.73
GCWR
(Gross
Combined
Wt. Rating)
5,329 lbs
(2 417 kg)
Frontal Area
Max. GTW
(Gross
Trailer Wt.)
Max. Trailer
Tongue Wt.
(See Note)
25 sq ft
(2.32 sq m)
1,000 lbs
(453 kg)
100 lbs (45 kg)
6,329 lbs
(2 871 kg)
25 sq ft
(2.32 sq m)
2,000 lbs
(907 kg)
200 lbs (91 kg)
6,353 lbs
(2 881 kg)
25 sq ft
(2.32 sq m)
2,000 lbs
(907 kg)
200 lbs (91 kg)
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Engine/
Transmission
Axle
Model
3.6L/Manual
3.21
3.6L/Manual
3.73
3.6L/
Automatic
3.73
3.6L/Manual
4.10
Two–Door
Sahara Model
(4WD)
Two–Door
Sahara Model
(4WD)
Two–Door
Sahara Model
(4WD)
2–Door
Rubicon
Model (4WD)
GCWR
(Gross
Combined
Wt. Rating)
5,430 lbs
(2 463 kg)
Frontal Area
Max. GTW
(Gross
Trailer Wt.)
Max. Trailer
Tongue Wt.
(See Note)
25 sq ft
(2.32 sq m)
1,000 lbs
(453 kg)
100 lbs (45 kg)
6,430 lbs
(2 916 kg)
25 sq ft
(2.32 sq m)
2,000 lbs
(907 kg)
200 lbs (91 kg)
6,454 lbs
(2 927 kg)
25 sq ft
(2.32 sq m)
2,000 lbs
(907 kg)
200 lbs (91 kg)
6,507 lbs
(2 951 kg)
25 sq ft
(2.32 sq m)
2,000 lbs
(907 kg)
200 lbs (91 kg)
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Engine/
Transmission
Axle
Model
3.6L/
Automatic
4.10
3.6L/Manual
3.21
Two–Door
Rubicon
Model (4WD)
Four–Door
Sport Model
(4WD)
Four–Door
Sport Model
(4WD)
Four–Door
Sport Model
(4WD)
3.6L/Manual
3.73
3.6L/
Automatic
3.73
GCWR
(Gross
Combined
Wt. Rating)
6,533 lbs
(2 963 kg)
Frontal Area
Max. GTW
(Gross
Trailer Wt.)
Max. Trailer
Tongue Wt.
(See Note)
25 sq ft
(2.32 sq m)
2,000 lbs
(907 kg)
200 lbs (91 kg)
5,742 lbs
(2 604 kg)
32 sq ft
(2.97 sq m)
1,000 lbs
(453 kg)
100 lbs (45 kg)
8,242 lbs
(3 738 kg)
32 sq ft
(2.97 sq m)
3,500 lbs (1
587 kg)
350 lbs
(159 kg)
8,257 lbs
(3 745 kg)
32 sq ft
(2.97 sq m)
3,500 lbs (1
587 kg)
350 lbs
(159 kg)
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Engine/
Transmission
Axle
Model
3.6L/Manual
3.21
3.6L/Manual
3.73
3.6L/
Automatic
3.73
3.6L/Manual
4.10
Four–Door
Sahara Model
(4WD)
Four–Door
Sahara Model
(4WD)
Four–Door
Sahara Model
(4WD)
Four–Door
Rubicon
Model (4WD)
GCWR
(Gross
Combined
Wt. Rating)
5,782 lbs
(2 623 kg)
Frontal Area
Max. GTW
(Gross
Trailer Wt.)
Max. Trailer
Tongue Wt.
(See Note)
32 sq ft
(2.97 sq m)
1,000 lbs
(453 kg)
100 lbs (45 kg)
8,282 lbs
(3 757 kg)
32 sq ft
(2.97 sq m)
3,500 lbs
(1 587 kg)
350 lbs
(159 kg)
8,297 lbs
(3 763 kg)
32 sq ft
(2.97 sq m)
3,500 lbs
(1 587 kg)
350 lbs
(159 kg)
8,406 lbs
(3 813 kg)
32 sq ft
(2.97 sq m)
3,500 lbs
(1 587 kg)
350 lbs
(159 kg)
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Engine/
Transmission
3.6L/
Automatic
Axle
4.10
Model
GCWR
(Gross
Combined
Wt. Rating)
8,431 lbs
(3 824 kg)
Frontal Area
Four–Door
32 sq ft
Rubicon
(2.97 sq m)
Model (4WD)
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
(ie. the GVWR), and the GVWR should never exceed the
weight referenced on the Tire and Loading Information
placard. Refer to “Tire Safety Information” in “Starting
and Operating” for further information.
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(Gross
Trailer Wt.)
Max. Trailer
Tongue Wt.
(See Note)
3,500 lbs
(1 587 kg)
350 lbs
(159 kg)
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524 STARTING AND OPERATING
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 the vehicle and trailer.
Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of
many trailer collisions.
Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on
your bumper or trailer hitch.
Consider the following items when computing the
weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
• The tongue weight of the trailer.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
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NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options or dealer-installed options must
be considered as part of the total load on your vehicle.
Refer to the “Tire and Loading Information” placard 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.
NOTE: Trailer towing requires special rear axle lubricant. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for the correct fluid type.
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526 STARTING AND OPERATING
WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
Improper towing can lead to a collision. Follow these
guidelines to make your trailer towing as safe as
possible:
• Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and will not shift during travel. When trailering
cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts
can occur that may be difficult for the driver to
control. You could lose control of your vehicle and
have a collision.
• When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not
overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can
cause a loss of control, poor performance or damage to the brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering, suspension, chassis structure or tires.
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to
the frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch.
Cross the chains under the trailer tongue and allow
enough slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on
the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle automatic
transmission in PARK. With a manual transmission, shift the transmission into first gear. And
with four-wheel-drive vehicles, make sure the
transfer case is not in N (Neutral). Always, block or
ⴖchockⴖ the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
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Towing Requirements – Tires
WARNING! (Continued)
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
– Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to
“Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for proper tire inflation procedures.
– Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation pressures
before trailer usage.
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized
(This requirement may limit the ability to always
achieve the 10% to 15% range of tongue weight as
a percentage of total trailer weight).
– 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.
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Towing Requirements – Trailer Brakes
• Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
personal injury.
• An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
required when towing a trailer with electronically
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 a collision.
• Towing any trailer will increase your stopping distance. When towing you should allow for additional
space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front
of you. Failure to do so could result in a collision.
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Towing Requirements – Trailer Lights And Wiring
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
The Trailer Tow Package will include a four–pin wiring
harness. Use a factory-approved trailer harness and
connector.
NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles
wiring harness.
5
The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustration.
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
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4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
530 STARTING AND OPERATING
NOTE: Using a lower gear range while operating the
vehicle under heavy loading conditions will improve
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping
performance and extend transmission life by reducing
and backing the trailer in an area away from heavy
excessive shifting and heat buildup. This action will also
traffic.
provide better engine braking.
If using a manual transmission vehicle for trailer towing,
all starts must be in first gear to avoid excessive clutch If you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than 45 minutes of continuous operation, then change the transmisslippage.
sion fluid and filter as specified for ⬙police, taxi, fleet, or
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
frequent trailer towing.⬙ Refer to the “Maintenance
The DRIVE range can be selected when towing. How- Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
ever, if frequent shifting occurs while in this range, use NOTE: Check the automatic transmission fluid level
the Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control to select a before towing.
lower gear range.
Towing Tips
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Electronic Speed Control – If Equipped
Cooling System
• Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
To reduce potential for engine and transmission overheating, take the following actions:
• When using the speed control, if you experience speed
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until City Driving
you can get back to cruising speed.
When stopped for short periods of time, shift the trans• Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to mission into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
maximize fuel efficiency.
Highway Driving
Reduce speed.
Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
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532 STARTING AND OPERATING
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Wheels OFF the Ground
NONE
•
•
•
•
Dolly Tow
On Trailer
Front
Rear
ALL
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See Instructions
Automatic transmission in PARK
Manual transmission in gear
(NOT in N NEUTRAL)
Transfer case in NEUTRAL (N)
Tow in forward direction
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
STARTING AND OPERATING 533
Recreational Towing – Four-Wheel Drive Models
NOTE: The transfer case must be shifted into NEUTRAL
(N), automatic transmission must be shifted into PARK,
and manual transmission must be placed in gear (NOT in
NEUTRAL) for recreational towing.
CAUTION!
• Front or rear wheel lifts should not be used. Internal damage to the transmission or transfer case will
occur if a front or rear wheel lift is used when
recreational towing.
• Tow only in the forward direction. Towing this
vehicle backwards can cause severe damage to the
transfer case.
• Automatic transmissions must be placed in the
PARK position for recreational towing.
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Manual transmissions must be placed in gear (not
in Neutral) for recreational towing.
• Before recreational towing, perform the procedure
outlined under “Shifting Into NEUTRAL (N)” to be
certain that the transfer case is fully in NEUTRAL
(N). Otherwise, internal damage will result.
• Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission and/or
transfer case damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
• Do not use a bumper-mounted clamp-on tow bar
on your vehicle. The bumper face bar will be
damaged.
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534 STARTING AND OPERATING
Shifting Into NEUTRAL (N)
CAUTION!
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
recreational towing.
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
NEUTRAL (N) position without first fully engaging
the parking brake. The transfer case NEUTRAL (N)
position disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from the powertrain and will allow the vehicle
to move, even if the transmission is in PARK. The
parking brake should always be applied when the
driver is not in the vehicle.
It is necessary to follow these steps to be certain that
the transfer case is fully in NEUTRAL (N) before
recreational towing to prevent damage to internal
parts.
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop.
2. Turn OFF the engine.
3. Press and hold the brake pedal.
4. Shift the automatic transmission into NEUTRAL or
depress the clutch pedal on a manual transmission.
5. Shift the transfer case lever into NEUTRAL (N).
6. Start the engine.
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7. Shift the transmission into REVERSE.
CAUTION!
8. Release the brake pedal (and clutch pedal on manual
transmissions) for five seconds and ensure that there is
no vehicle movement.
9. Repeat Steps 7 and 8 with automatic transmission in
DRIVE or manual transmission in first gear.
10. Turn OFF the engine.
11. Firmly apply the parking brake.
Damage to the transmission may occur if the transmission is shifted into PARK with the transfer case in
NEUTRAL (N) and the engine running. With the
transfer case in NEUTRAL (N) ensure that the engine
is OFF before shifting the transmission into PARK.
13. Attach the vehicle to the tow vehicle using a suitable
tow bar.
12. Shift the transmission into PARK or place manual 14. Release the parking brake.
transmission in gear (NOT in Neutral).
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NOTE: When shifting out of transfer case NEUTRAL
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for (N), turning the engine OFF may be required to avoid
gear clash.
normal usage.
8. Shift the automatic transmission into PARK, or place
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop, leaving it conmanual transmission in Neutral.
nected to the tow vehicle.
Shifting Out of NEUTRAL (N)
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
9. Release the brake pedal.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK/OFF position.
10. Disconnect vehicle from the tow vehicle.
4. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position, but 11. Start the engine.
do not start the engine.
12. Press and hold the brake pedal.
5. Press and hold the brake pedal.
13. Release the parking brake.
6. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
14. Shift the transmission into gear, release the brake
pedal (and clutch pedal on manual transmissions),
and check that the vehicle operates normally.
7. Shift the transfer case lever to the desired position.
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CONTENTS
䡵 HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS . . . . . . . . . . .538 䡵 JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES. . . . . . . . . . . .548
䡵 IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . .538
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
䡵 JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING . . . . . . . . . .540
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541 䡵 FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . .552
▫ Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542 䡵 EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED . .554
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542 䡵 SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .554
▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543 䡵 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . .556
▫ Road Tire Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
▫ Without The Ignition Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .557
▫ Four–Wheel Drive Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
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538 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate even
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located on the
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
instrument panel below the climate controls.
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flashers
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning
may wear down your battery.
flasher. When the switch is activated, all directional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
turn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
This is an emergency warning system and it should not
• On the highways — slow down.
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for • In city traffic — while stopped, shift transmission into
NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.
other motorists.
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
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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.
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
an impending overheat condition:
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
from the engine cooling system.
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.
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540 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never put any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
• Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is
on a jack.
• The jack is designed to be used as a tool for
changing tires only. The jack should not be used to
lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle
should be jacked on a firm level surface only.
Avoid ice or slippery areas.
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NOTE: Turn the black plastic wing nut counter clockThe jack and lug wrench are located in the rear storage wise to loosen the jack from the storage bin.
compartment.
Jack Location
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Jack Wing Nut
Jack Storage
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2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
Spare Tire Stowage
To remove the spare tire from the carrier, remove the tire 3. Set the parking brake.
cover, if equipped, and remove the lug nuts with the lug
4. Shift the automatic transmission into PARK, or a
wrench turning them counterclockwise.
manual transmission into REVERSE.
NOTE: If you have added aftermarket accessories to the
spare tire mounted carrier, it cannot exceed a gross weight 5. Turn the ignition to LOCK.
of 50 lbs (23 kg) including the weight of the spare tire.
Block both the front and rear of the
wheel diagonally opposite of the jackPreparations For Jacking
ing position. For example, if changing
1. Park on a firm, level surface. Avoid ice or slippery areas.
the right front tire, block the left rear
wheel.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off
the road to avoid being hit when operating the jack
or changing the wheel.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle
when the vehicle is being jacked.
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Jacking Instructions
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to
help prevent personal injury or damage to your
vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible before raising the
vehicle.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to
be raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic
transmission in PARK; a manual transmission in
REVERSE.
• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a
jack.
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a
jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. If
you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a
service center where it can be raised on a lift.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for
lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely
careful of motor traffic.
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are
securely stowed, spares must be stowed with the
valve stem facing the ground.
(Continued)
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544 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
3. Assemble the jack and jacking tools. Connect the jack
handle driver to the extension, then to the lug wrench.
4. Operate the jack from the front or the rear of the
vehicle. Place the jack under the axle tube, as shown.
Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure the jack is
fully engaged.
Jack Warning Label
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated in the Jacking
Instructions for this vehicle.
1. Remove the spare tire, jack and tools from the stored
location.
2. Loosen (but do not remove) the wheel lug nuts by
turning them to the left one turn while the wheel is
still on the ground.
Rear Jacking Location
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WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable and cause a collision. It could
slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the
vehicle only enough to remove the tire.
6. Remove the lug nuts and wheel.
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Front Jacking Location
5. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the right.
Raise the vehicle till the tire is raised from the surface
of the road. Minimum tire lift provides maximum
stability.
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7. Position the spare wheel/tire on the vehicle and install
the lug nuts with the cone-shaped end toward the
wheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts clockwise.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
8. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the left,
and remove the jack.
Lug Nut Installation
9. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while tightening for increased leverage. Alternate nuts until each nut has been tightened twice. The
correct wheel nut tightness is 95 ft lbs (130 N·m). If in
doubt about the correct tightness, have them checked
with a torque wrench by your authorized dealer or at
a service station.
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10. Remove the jack assembly and wheel blocks.
WARNING!
11. Secure the tire, jack, and tools in their proper locations.
12. Remove blocks from wheels.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop, could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in
the places provided.
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
3. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
handle counterclockwise.
4. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until each
Road Tire Installation
nut has been tightened twice. The correct tightness of
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
each lug nut is 95 ft/lbs (130 N·m). If in doubt about the
correct tightness, have them checked with a torque
2. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped
wrench by your authorized dealer or service station.
end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the
5. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a
lug nuts.
torque wrench to ensure that all lug nuts are properly
seated against the wheel.
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JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
CAUTION!
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.
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
WARNING!
The battery in your vehicle is located in the right rear of
the engine compartment, behind the Power Distribution
Center.
• 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.
Positive Battery Post
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1. Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission Jump-Starting Procedure
into PARK (manual transmission in NEUTRAL) and
turn the ignition to LOCK.
WARNING!
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
3. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park
the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the
parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
WARNING!
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
Failure to follow this procedure could result in personal injury or property damage due to battery explosion.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
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3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
the reverse sequence:
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper 6. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
cable to a good engine ground (exposed metal part of
engine ground of the vehicle with the discharged
the discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the battery
battery.
and the fuel injection system.
7. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable
from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
WARNING!
Do not connect the cable to the negative post (-) of the
discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark
could cause the battery to explode and could result in
personal injury.
8. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
9. Disconnect the positive (+)end of the jumper cable
from the positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle
5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
you should have the battery and charging system inbattery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then start
spected at your authorized dealer.
the engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.
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CAUTION!
Accessories that can be plugged into the vehicle
power outlets draw power from the vehicle’s battery,
even when not in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.).
Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s
battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery
life and/or prevent the engine from starting.
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
pressing the accelerator. Use the least amount of accelerator pedal pressure that will maintain the rocking
motion, without spinning the wheels, or racing the
engine.
CAUTION!
Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead to
transmission overheating and failure. Allow the engine to idle with the shift lever in NEUTRAL for at
least one minute after every five rocking-motion
cycles. This will minimize overheating and reduce
the risk of transmission failure during prolonged
efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand or snow, it
can often be moved using a rocking motion. Turn the
steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the
front wheels. Then shift back and forth between DRIVE
and REVERSE (with automatic transmission) or 2nd gear NOTE: Press the ⬙ESC Off⬙ switch, to place the Electronic
and REVERSE (with manual transmission), while gently Stability Control (ESC) system in ⬙Partial Off⬙ mode,
before rocking the vehicle. Refer to “Electronic Brake
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Control” in “Starting And Operating” for further information. Once the vehicle has been freed, press the ⬙ESC
Off⬙ switch again to restore ⬙ESC On⬙ mode.
CAUTION!
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between DRIVE/2nd gear and REVERSE, do not spin
the wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain damage may result.
• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast
may lead to transmission overheating and failure.
It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels
above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no transmission shifting occurring).
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause damage, or
even failure, of the axle and tires. A tire could
explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for
longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping when you are stuck and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
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EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
CAUTION!
If your vehicle is equipped with tow hooks, they are
mounted in the front and the rear.
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. Always use an appropriately rated
tow strap.
WARNING!
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. Tow straps are recommended
when towing the vehicle, chains may cause vehicle
damage.
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
• Do not use a chain 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.
If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be
moved out of the PARK position, you can use the
following procedure to temporarily move the shift lever:
1. Turn the engine OFF.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
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3. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, remove the 5. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
shift lever override access cover (located to the right of
6. Insert the screwdriver or similar tool into the access
the shift lever).
port, and push and hold the override release lever
4. Turn the ignition to the ACC or ON/RUN position,
down.
but do not start the engine.
7. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
8. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
9. Reinstall the shift lever override access cover.
6
Shift Lever Override Access Cover
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
This section describes procedures for towing a disabled
vehicle using a commercial wrecker service. If the transmission and drivetrain are operable, disabled vehicles
may also be towed as described under “Recreational
Towing” in the “Starting And Operating” section.
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Wheels OFF the Ground
NONE
Wheel Lift or Dolly Tow
Front
Rear
ALL
Flatbed
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See instructions under “Recreational Towing”
• Automatic Transmission in PARK
• Manual Transmission in gear
(NOT in Neutral)
• Transfer Case in NEUTRAL
• Tow in forward direction
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
BEST METHOD
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Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent
CAUTION!
damage to your vehicle. Use only tow bars and other
equipment designed for this purpose, following equip- Do not use sling type equipment when towing. When
ment manufacturer’s instructions. Use of safety chains is securing the vehicle to a flatbed truck, do not attach to
mandatory. Attach a tow bar or other towing device to front or rear suspension components. Damage to your
main structural members of the vehicle, not to bumpers vehicle may result from improper towing.
or associated brackets. State and local laws regarding
Without The Ignition Key
vehicles under tow must be observed.
If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.) Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed
while being towed, the ignition must be in the ON/RUN with the ignition in the OFF position. The only approved
method of towing without the key fob is with a flatbed
position, not the ACC position.
truck. Proper towing equipment is necessary to prevent
If the vehicle’s battery is discharged, refer to “Shift Lever damage to the vehicle.
Override” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for instructions on shifting the automatic transmission out of PARK
for towing.
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Four–Wheel Drive Models
CAUTION!
The manufacturer recommends towing with all wheels
OFF the ground. Acceptable methods are to tow the
vehicle on a flatbed or with one end of the vehicle raised
and the opposite end on a towing dolly.
If flatbed equipment is not available and the transfer case
is operable, the vehicle may be towed (in the forward
direction, with ALL wheels on the ground), IF the
transfer case is in NEUTRAL (N) and the transmission is
in PARK (for automatic transmissions) or in gear ( NOT
in NEUTRAL, for manual transmissions). Refer to “Recreational Towing” in “Starting And Operating” for detailed instructions.
• Front or rear wheel lifts should not be used. Internal transmission damage or transfer case will occur
if a front or rear wheel lift is used when towing.
• Failure to follow these towing methods can cause
severe transmission damage and/or transfer case.
Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty.
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CONTENTS
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L . . . . . . . . . .561
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .569
䡵 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II . .562
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .570
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .562
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .571
䡵 EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .563
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .572
䡵 REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564
䡵 DEALER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564
䡵 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .565
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .566
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .569
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583
▫ Automatic Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . .585
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▫ Clutch Hydraulic System (Manual
Transmission) – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . .588
▫ Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
▫ Front/Rear Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .590
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
䡵 FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598
▫ Front Park/Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
▫ Front Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
▫ Front Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
▫ Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, And Backup
Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .609
▫ Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL) . .609
䡵 FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .610
▫ Totally Integrated Power Module . . . . . . . . . .598
䡵 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE
PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611
䡵 VEHICLE STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611
䡵 REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .606
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612
䡵 BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
▫ Headlamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
7
1
2
3
4
5
6
— Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
— Battery
— Engine Oil Dipstick
— Automatic Transmission Dipstick (Under Engine Cover)
— Engine Oil Fill
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
7 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
8 — Engine Coolant Reservoir
9 — Air Cleaner Filter
10 — Coolant Pressure Cap
11 — Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
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ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
CAUTION!
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard
diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light” (MIL). It
will also store diagnostic codes and other information to
assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
soon as possible.
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emission control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and drivability. The
vehicle must be serviced before any emissions tests
can be performed.
• If the MIL is flashing while the engine is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
After fuel is added, the vehicle diagnostic system can
determine if the fuel filler cap is possibly loose, improperly installed, or damaged. A “gASCAP” message will be
displayed in the odometer. Tighten the gas cap until a
⬙clicking⬙ sound is heard. This is an indication that the
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gas cap is properly tightened. Press the odometer reset
button to turn the message off. If the problem persists,
the message will appear the next time the vehicle is
started. This might indicate a damaged cap. If the problem is detected twice in a row, the system will turn on the
MIL. Resolving the problem will turn the MIL off.
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacement. If the OBD II system should be determined not
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
Your vehicle has a simple ignition key-actuated test,
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
check if your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must
do the following:
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system. 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not
crank or start the engine.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
For states that require an Inspection and Mainte- 2. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start
this test over.
nance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not 3. As soon as you turn the ignition switch to the ON
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part
system is ready for testing.
of a normal bulb check.
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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
• The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your
running.
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
not proceed to the I/M station.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
• The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the
engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
Use of genuine MOPAR威 parts for normal/scheduled maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to ensure the
designed performance. Damage or failures caused by the
use of non-MOPAR威 parts for maintenance and repairs will
If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your not be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was DEALER SERVICE
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
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
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
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available which include detailed service information for MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
attempting any procedure yourself.
services determined by the engineers who designed your
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control vehicle.
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
penalties being assessed against you.
maintenance schedule, there are other components which
may require servicing or replacement in the future.
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If you
have any doubt about your ability to perform a service
job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
CAUTION!
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized dealer or qualified
repair center.
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Engine Oil
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.
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper lubrication of your vehicle’s engine, the
engine oil must be maintained at the correct level. The
engine oil level should be checked five minutes after a
warmed up engine has been shut off.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Always
maintain the oil level within the SAFE zone on the
dipstick. Adding 1 U.S. Quart (0.95L) of oil when the
reading is at the bottom of the SAFE zone will result in a
reading at the top of the safe zone on these engines.
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Engine Oil Selection
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling the crankcase will cause
aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage
your engine.
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only
recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet
the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395.
Change Engine Oil
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is Identification Symbol
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
This symbol means that the oil has
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for further informabeen certified by the American
tion.
Petroleum Institute (API). The
manufacturer only recommends
NOTE:Under no circumstances should oil change interAPI Certified engine oils.
vals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
whichever occurs first.
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Synthetic 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 – 3.6L Engine
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
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating The manufacturer strongly recommends against the adtemperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature dition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
starting and vehicle fuel economy.
the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its
performance may be impaired by supplemental addiThe engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended engine
tives.
oil viscosity for your vehicle. For information on engine oil
filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compartment” in “Main- Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
taining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
Lubricants, which do not have both the engine oil certi- oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
fication mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade num- indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
ber, should not be used.
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station or governmental agency for advice on how and Engine Air Cleaner Filter
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
your area.
maintenance intervals.
Engine Oil Filter
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter
at every engine oil change.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil
filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
quality filters should be used to assure most efficient
service. MOPAR威 engine oil filters are a high quality oil
filter and are recommended.
WARNING!
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air
cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary
for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is
near the engine compartment before starting the
vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner,
hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
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Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
WARNING!
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.
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean
over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water. Refer to
“Jump-Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
• Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep
flame or sparks away from the battery. Do not use
a booster battery or any other booster source with
an output greater than 12 Volts. Do not allow cable
clamps to touch each other.
• Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
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Air Conditioner Maintenance
CAUTION!
• It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post and the negative cable is attached to
the negative post. Battery posts are marked positive
(+) and negative (-) and are identified on the
battery case. Cable clamps should be tight on the
terminal posts and free of corrosion.
• If a “fast charger” is used while the battery is in the
vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables before connecting the charger to the battery. Do not
use a “fast charger” to provide starting voltage.
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning
system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling
WARNING!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause the
system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Warranty Information Book, located on the DVD,
for further warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced technician.
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental
Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by authorized dealer or other
service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
sealers, stop leak products, seal conditioners, compressor
oil, and refrigerants.
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
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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.
Windshield Wiper Blades
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR威
Lock Cylinder Lubricant or equivalent directly into the
lock cylinder.
Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with
petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
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.
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies depending
on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor performance of blades may be present with chattering, marks,
water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions are
present, clean the wiper blades or replace as necessary.
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Adding Washer Fluid
WARNING!
The fluid reservoir for the windshield washers and the
rear window washer (if equipped) is shared. The fluid Commercial windshield washer solvents are flamreservoir is located in the engine compartment. Be sure to mable. They could ignite and burn you. Care must be
check the fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir exercised when filling or working around the washer
with windshield washer solvent only (not radiator anti- solution.
freeze). When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, take
Exhaust System
some washer fluid and apply it to a cloth or towel and
wipe clean the wiper blades; this will help blade perfor- The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
mance.
system.
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
rating information can be found on most washer fluid or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
have an authorized technician inspect the complete excontainers.
haust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
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into the passenger compartment. In addition, have the
exhaust system inspected each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
WARNING!
• Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain
carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and
odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious
and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing
CO, refer to “Safety Tips/Exhaust Gas” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further
information.
• A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park
over materials that can burn. Such materials might
be grass or leaves coming into contact with your
exhaust system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas where your exhaust system can contact anything that can burn.
CAUTION!
• The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the
effectiveness of the catalyst as an emissions control
device and may seriously reduce engine performance and cause serious damage to the engine.
• Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition.
In the event of engine malfunction, particularly
involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of
performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly.
Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and
vehicle.
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Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic con- To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damverter will not require maintenance. However, it is im- age:
portant to keep the engine properly tuned to assure • Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
damage.
motion.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control • Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
vehicle.
against you.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
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Cooling System
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.
Engine Coolant Checks
Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every
12 months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty
or rusty in appearance, the system should be drained,
flushed and refilled with fresh engine coolant (antifreeze).
Check the front of the A/C condenser (if equipped) or
radiator for any accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty,
clean by gently spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the face of the A/C condenser (if equipped) or
the back of the radiator core.
Check the engine cooling system hoses for brittle rubber,
cracking, tears, cuts, and tightness of the connection at
the coolant recovery 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
bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE
CAP WHEN THE COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
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Cooling System – Drain, Flush, And Refill
CAUTION!
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) solution.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
Selection Of Coolant
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
specified Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze), may result in engine
damage and may decrease corrosion protection.
Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant is different and should not be mixed with
Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant (antifreeze). If a non-OAT 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.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional
rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not
be compatible with the radiator engine coolant and
may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze).
Use of propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
Adding Coolant
period, it is important that you use the same engine
coolant (antifreeze) throughout the life of your vehicle.
Please review these recommendations for using Organic
Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze).
When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
• The manufacturer recommends using MOPAR威
Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula
OAT (Organic Additive Technology) or equivalent.
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
and distilled water. Use higher concentrations (not to
exceed 70%) if temperatures below −34° F (−37° C) are
anticipated.
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant (antifreeze) that allows extended maintenance • Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionintervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up
ized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
to ten years or 150,000 miles (240,000 km) before replace(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
ment. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
engine cooling system.
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Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to main- The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
tain the proper level of protection against freezing ac- accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
cording to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
WARNING!
NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not
recommended and can result in cooling system damage.
Drain, flush, and refill as soon as possible to avoid
damage if coolant types are mixed in an emergency.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
coolant (antifreeze), and to ensure that engine coolant
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
recovery tank.
• The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on the
cooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution.
Never add engine coolant (antifreeze) when the
engine is overheated. Do not loosen or remove the
cap to cool an overheated engine. Heat causes
pressure to build up in the cooling system. To
prevent scalding or injury, do not remove the
pressure cap while the system is hot or under
pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
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The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point or replacing engine coolant (antifreeze). Advise your service attendant
of this. As long as the engine operating temperature is
satisfactory, the coolant bottle need only be checked once
a month.
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
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based
engine coolant in open containers or allow it to remain in
puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child or pet, seek When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
emergency assistance immediately. Clean up any ground maintain the proper level, it should be added to the
spills immediately.
coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
Engine Coolant Level
Points To Remember
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for
determining that the coolant level is adequate. With the
engine idling, and warm to normal operating temperature, the level of the engine coolant (antifreeze) in the
bottle should be between the ranges indicated on the
bottle.
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
from the front of the engine compartment. This is normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
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If an examination of your engine compartment shows no • Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
50% OAT engine coolant (antifreeze) (minimum) and
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
distilled water for proper corrosion protection of your
engine which contains aluminum components.
• Do not overfill the coolant expansion bottle.
• Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in • Make sure that the coolant expansion bottle overflow
hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
the coolant expansion bottle. If engine coolant (antifreeze) needs to be added, the contents of the coolant • Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
expansion bottle must also be protected against
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
freezing.
condenser clean.
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
required, the cooling system should be pressure tested
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
for leaks.
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
result in unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze)
performance, poor gas mileage, and increased emissions.
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Power Disc Brakes
Brake System
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake Disc brakes do not require adjustment; however, several
system components should be inspected periodically. hard stops during the break-in period are recommended
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper to seat the linings and wear off any foreign material.
maintenance intervals.
Brake Master Cylinder
WARNING!
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly a collision. Driving with your foot resting or
riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. You would not have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
The fluid level in the master cylinders should be checked
whenever the vehicle is serviced. If necessary, add fluid
to bring level to the full level mark on the side of the
reservoir of the brake master cylinder. With disc brakes,
fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake pads wear.
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.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information. Using the wrong type of brake fluid
can severely damage your brake system and/or
impair its performance. The proper type of brake
fluid for your vehicle is also identified on the
original factory installed hydraulic master cylinder
reservoir.
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that has
been in a tightly closed container. Keep the master
cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times. Brake
fluid in a open container absorbs moisture from the
air resulting in a lower boiling point. This may
cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing
the brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also
damage painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be
taken to avoid its contact with these surfaces.
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate
the brake fluid. Brake seal components could be
damaged, causing partial or complete brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
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Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
CAUTION! (Continued)
Selection Of Lubricant
shudder. Using a transmission fluid other than the
It is important to use the proper transmission fluid to manufacturer’s recommended fluid will require
ensure optimum transmission performance and life. Use more frequent fluid and filter changes. Refer to
only the manufacturer’s recommended transmission “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Mainfluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in taining Your Vehicle” for further information.
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further fluid specifications. It is important to maintain the transmission fluid at Special Additives
the correct level using the recommended fluid.
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered
product and its performance may be impaired by suppleNOTE: No chemical flushes should be used in any transmental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid addimission; only the approved lubricant should be used.
tives to the transmission. The only exception to this
policy is the use of special dyes for diagnosing fluid
CAUTION!
leaks. Avoid using transmission sealers as they may
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufac- adversely affect seals.
turer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
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Fluid Level Check
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 that recommended by the manufacturer, and
will require more frequent fluid and filter changes.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further fluid specification.
• If a transmission fluid leak occurs, visit your authorized dealer immediately. Severe transmission
damage may occur. Your authorized dealer has the
proper tools to adjust the fluid level accurately.
It is best to check the fluid level when the transmission is
at normal operating temperature (approximately 180° F
(82° C). This occurs after at least 15 miles (25 km) of
driving. At normal operating temperature, the fluid
cannot be held comfortably between the fingertips.
Use the following procedure to check the transmission
fluid level properly:
1. Park the vehicle on level ground.
2. Run the engine at idle speed and normal operating
temperature.
3. Fully apply the parking brake, and press the brake
pedal.
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4. Place the shift lever momentarily into each gear posi- NOTE:
tion (allowing time for the transmission to fully en- • The holes in the dipstick will be full of fluid if the
gage in each position), ending with the shift lever in
actual level is at or above the hole.
PARK.
• If it is necessary to check the transmission below the
5. Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean and reinsert it until
operating temperature, the fluid level should be beseated.
tween the two COLD (lower) holes on the dipstick with
the fluid at approximately 80° F (27° C). If the fluid level
6. Remove the dipstick again and note the fluid level on
is correctly established at 80° F (27° C), it should be
both sides. The fluid level reading is only valid if there
between the HOT (upper) reference holes when the
is a solid coating of oil on both sides of the dipstick.
transmission reaches 180° F (82° C). Remember it is best
The fluid level should be between the HOT (upper)
to check the level at the normal operating temperature.
reference holes on the dipstick at normal operating
temperature. If the fluid level is low, add fluid through
CAUTION!
the dipstick tube to bring it to the proper level. Do not
overfill. After adding any quantity of oil through the
Be aware that if the fluid temperature is below 50° F
dipstick tube, wait a minimum of two minutes for the
(10° C), it may not register on the dipstick. Do not add
oil to fully drain into the transmission before recheckfluid until the temperature is elevated enough to
ing the fluid level.
produce an accurate reading.
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7. Check for leaks. Release the parking brake.
NOTE: To prevent dirt and water from entering the
transmission after checking or replenishing fluid, make
sure that the dipstick cap is properly reseated. It is
normal for the dipstick cap to spring back slightly from
its fully seated position, as long as its seal remains
engaged in the dipstick tube.
Fluid And Filter Changes
Clutch Hydraulic System (Manual Transmission) –
If Equipped
The clutch hydraulic system is fed by a segregated
volume of fluid within the brake system master cylinder
reservoir. In the event of leakage or wear, use only the
manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle” for further information.
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
Selection Of Lubricant
In addition, change the fluid and filter(s) if the transmis- Use only manufacturer’s recommended manual transmission fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts”
sion is disassembled for any reason.
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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Fluid Level Check
Transfer Case
Check the fluid level by removing the fill plug. The fluid Fluid Level Check
level should be between the bottom of the fill hole and a
The fluid level should be to the bottom edge of the fill
point not more than 3/16 in (4.76 mm) below the bottom
hole (A) when the vehicle is in a level position.
of the hole.
Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level.
Frequency Of Fluid Change
Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at
the factory will give satisfactory lubrication for the life of
the vehicle. If the fluid becomes contaminated with
water, it should be changed immediately. Otherwise,
change the fluid as recommended in the Maintenance
Schedule. Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the
proper maintenance intervals.
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Adding Fluid
Front/Rear Axle Fluid
Fluid should be added only at filler hole until fluid For normal service, periodic fluid level checks are not
begins to run out of the hole.
required. When the vehicle is serviced for other reasons
the exterior surfaces of the axle assembly should be
Drain
inspected. If gear oil leakage is suspected inspect the
First remove the fill plug (B), then the drain plug (C). The fluid level. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
recommended tightening torque for the drain and fill Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further informaplugs is 15 to 25 ft lbs (20 to 34 N·m).
tion.
Fluid Level Check
CAUTION!
When replacing the plugs, do not overtighten them.
You could damage them and cause them to leak.
Lubricant should be at the bottom edge of the oil fill hole.
Adding Fluid
Add lubricant only at the fill hole and only to the level
specified above.
Selection Of Lubricant
Use only manufacturer’s recommended fluid. Refer to
“Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining
Your Vehicle” for further information.
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The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
Use only manufacturer’s recommended fluid. Refer to
resistance built into your vehicle.
“Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining
Your Vehicle” for further information.
What Causes Corrosion?
Selection Of Lubricant
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
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. Outside parking,
which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants,
road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and underbody protection.
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
The most common causes are:
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
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Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR威 Car Wash or equivalent, or a mild car wash soap, and rinse the panels
completely with clear water.
CAUTION!
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder that will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
• Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi (8 274 kPa)
can result in damage or removal of paint and decals.
• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use MOPAR威 Super Kleen Bug
and Tar Remover or equivalent to remove.
Special Care
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR威 • If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
Cleaner Wax or equivalent, to remove road film, stains
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
and to protect your paint finish. Take care never to
a month.
scratch the paint.
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
of the doors, rocker panels, and trunk be kept clear and
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish.
open.
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• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint, Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
considered the responsibility of the owner.
chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly
• If your vehicle is damaged due to a collision or similar
with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
cause that destroys the paint and protective coating,
• To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use
have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The
MOPAR威 Wheel Cleaner or equivalent or select a
cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of
non-abrasive, non-acidic cleaner.
the owner.
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well
packaged and sealed.
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• Use MOPAR威 Touch Up Paint or equivalent on
scratches as soon as possible. Your authorized dealer
has touch up paint to match the color of your vehicle.
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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Interior Care
CAUTION!
Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to clean fabric
upholstery and carpeting.
When installing hanging air fresheners in your vehicle, read the installation instructions carefully.
Some air fresheners will damage the finish of
painted or decorated parts if allowed to directly
contact any surface.
Interior Trim should be cleaned starting with a damp
cloth, a damp cloth with MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent , then MOPAR威 Spot & Stain Remover or equivalent
if absolutely necessary. Do not use harsh cleaners or
Armor All威. Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to Glass Surfaces
clean vinyl upholstery.
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with MOPAR威 Glass Cleaner or equivalent, or any comWARNING!
mercial household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abraDo not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes. sive type cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside
Many are potentially flammable and, if used in rear window equipped with electric defrosters or the
right rear quarter window equipped with the radio
closed areas, they may cause respiratory harm.
antenna. Do not use scrapers or other sharp instrument
that may scratch the elements.
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When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the If the belts need cleaning, use MOPAR威 Total Clean or
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner equivalent, a mild soap solution, or lukewarm water. Do
not remove the belts from the vehicle to wash them. Dry
directly on the mirror.
with a soft cloth.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
buckles do not work properly.
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
Appearance Care For Fabric Top Models
1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may
be used, but do not use high alcohol content or
abrasive cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a
clean damp rag.
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
Seat Belt Maintenance
CAUTION!
To maintain the appearance of your vehicle’s interior
trim and top, follow these precautions:
• Avoid leaving your vehicle unattended with the top
down, as exposure to sun or rain may damage interior
trim.
Do not bleach, dye, or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric. • Do not use harsh cleaners or bleaching agents on top
material, as damage may result.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
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• Do not allow any vinyl cleaner to run down and dry
on the paint, leaving a streak.
• After cleaning your vehicle’s fabric top, always make
sure it is completely dry before lowering.
• Be especially careful when washing the windows by
following the directions for “Care of Fabric Top Windows.”
WASHING — Use MOPAR威 Car Wash or equivalent, or
mild soap suds, lukewarm water, and a brush with soft
bristles. If extra cleaning is required, use MOPAR威 Convertible Cloth Top Cleaner or equivalent, or a mild
foaming cleaner on the entire top, but support the top
from underneath.
RINSING — Be sure to remove all traces of cleaner by
rinsing the top thoroughly with clean water. Remember
to allow the top to dry before lowering it.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions may cause interior
water damage, stains or mildew on the top material:
• Avoid high-pressure car washes, as they can damage the top material. Also, increased water pressure
may force past the weather strips.
• It is recommended that the top be free of water
prior to opening it. Operating the top, opening a
door or lowering a window while the top is wet
may allow water to drip into the vehicle’s interior.
• Use care when washing the vehicle, water pressure
directed at the weather strip seals may cause water
to leak into the vehicle’s interior.
• Careless handling and storage of the removable
roof panels may damage the seals, causing water to
leak into the vehicle’s interior.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• The front panel(s) must be positioned properly to
ensure sealing. Improper installation can cause
water to leak into the vehicle’s interior.
Care Of Fabric Top Windows
plastic windows without scratching. It removes fine
scratches to improve visibility and provides UV protection to help prevent yellowing.
2. When washing, never use hot water or anything
stronger than a mild soap. Never use solvents such as
alcohol or harsh cleaning agents.
CAUTION!
3. Always rinse thoroughly with cold water, then wipe
with a soft and slightly moist, clean cloth.
Your vehicle’s fabric top has pliable plastic windows
which can be scratched unless special care is taken by
following these directions:
4. When removing frost, snow or ice, never use a scraper
or de-icing chemicals. Use warm water only if you
must clean the window quickly.
1. Never use a dry cloth to remove dust. Instead, use a 5. Debris (sand, mud/dirt, dust, or salt) from off-road
microfiber towel or soft cotton cloth moistened with
driving will have a major impact on zipper operation.
cold or warm, clean water, and wipe across the
Even normal on-road driving and vehicle washing
window, not up and down. MOPAR威 Jeep Soft Glass
will eventually impact window zipper operation. To
Window Cleaner or equivalent will safely clean all
maintain ease of use of the window zippers, each
window zipper should be cleaned and lubricated
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regularly. Use MOPAR威 Soft Top Zipper Cleaner and
Lubricant or equivalent to ease zipper operation.
Before applying, make sure the zipper teeth are clear
of sand, mud, and other materials. Clean both sides of
the zipper, not just one side. Rinse both zipper halves
with fresh water and allow to dry. Aggressively work
the MOPAR威 Soft Top Zipper Cleaner and Lubricant
or equivalent into the zipper teeth. If a stuck zipper
slide is experienced, work the MOPAR威 Soft Top
Zipper Cleaner and Lubricant or equivalent into the
zipper slide. Several applications may be required
before the zipper comes free.
FUSES
Totally Integrated Power Module
The Totally Integrated Power Module is located in the
engine compartment near the battery. This center contains
cartridge fuses, mini fuses and relays. A label that identifies
each component is printed on the inside of the cover.
6. Never paste stickers, gummed labels or any tape to the
windows. Adhesives are hard to remove and may
damage the windows.
Totally Integrated Power Module
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Cavity
J1
J2
J3
J4
J5
J6
Cartridge
Fuse
—
30 Amp
Pink
—
25 Amp
Natural
25 Amp
Natural
40 Amp
Green
Mini
Fuse
Description
Cavity
—
Transfer Case
Module
—
Driver Door Node
J7
Passenger Door
Node
Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS)
Pump/Stability
Control System
J8
J9
J10
J11
J12
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Fuse
30 Amp
Pink
—
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
Mini
Fuse
Description
Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS)
Valve/Stability
Control System
—
PZEV Sec Motor/
Flex Fuel
Headlamp Wash
Relay/Manifold
Tuning Valve
Sway Bar
Rear Blower Motor/
Radiator Fan
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Cavity
J13
J14
J15
J17
J18
J19
Cartridge
Fuse
60 Amp
Yellow
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
20 Amp
Blue
60 Amp
Yellow
Mini
Fuse
Description
Cavity
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) – Main
Rear Defroster
J20
Front Blower
J22
M1
J21
Starter Solenoid
Powertrain Control
Module (PCM)
Trans Range
Radiator Fan
Cartridge
Fuse
30 Amp
Pink
20 Amp
Blue
—
Mini
Fuse
Front Wiper LO/HI
Front/Rear Washer
15 Amp
Blue
M2
20 Amp
Yellow
M3
20 Amp
Yellow
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Description
Spare
Center HighMounted Stop Light
(CHMSL)/Switch
Stop Lamp Feed
Relay Trailer
Lighting
(Stoplamp)
Frt/Rear Axle
Locker Relay
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Cavity
M4
M5
M6
M7
M8
M9
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
Description
Cavity
—
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
—
Power Inverter –
If Equipped
Power Outlet #1/
Rain Sensor
Power Outlet #2
(BATT/ACC
SELECT)
Front Heated Seat
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
Rear Heated Seat –
If Equipped
Mini
Fuse
Description
M10
15 Amp
Blue
M11
10 Amp
Red
Ignition Off Draw –
Vehicle Entertainment System, Satellite Digital Audio
Receiver (SDARS),
DVD, Hands-Free
Module, RADIO,
Antenna, Universal
Garage Door Opener,
Vanity Lamp
(Ignition Off Draw)
Climate Control
System, Underhood
Lamp
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Cavity
M12
M13
M14
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
Description
Cavity
30 Amp
Green
20 Amp
Yellow
Amplifier
20 Amp
Yellow
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
Description
M15
20 Amp
Yellow
M16
10 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Blue
Climate Control
System, Rear View
Mirror, Cabin Compartment Node,
Transfer Case
Switch, MultiFunction Control
Switch, Tire Pressure Monitor, Glow
Plug Module –
Export Diesel Only
Airbag Module
Ignition Off Draw –
Cabin Compartment
Node, Wireless Control Module, SIREN,
Multifunction
Control Switch
Trailer Tow
(Export Only)
M17
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Park Lamp
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 603
Cavity
M18
M19
M20
M21
M22
M23
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
Description
Cavity
15 Amp
Blue
25 Amp
Natural
15 Amp
Blue
Right Tail/Park/
Run Lamp
Auto Shut Down
(ASD #1 and #2)
Cabin Compartment
Node Interior Light,
Switch Bank
Auto Shut Down
(ASD #3)
Right Horn
(HI/LOW)
Left Horn
(HI/LOW)
M24
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
M25
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
Description
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
Rear Wiper
M26
10 Amp
Red
M27
10 Amp
Red
M28
10 Amp
Red
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Lift Pump –
Export Only
Power Window
Switch, Driver
Window Switch
Ignition Switch
Feed, Wireless
Module
Powertrain Control
Module
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Cavity
M29
M30
M31
M32
M33
M34
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
Description
Cavity
10 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
Powertrain
M35
Wiper Motor Frt,
J1962 Diagnostic Feed
Backup Lamps
M36
Airbag Controller,
TT EUROPE
Powertrain
Controller
Park Assist, Climate
Control System,
Headlamp Wash,
Compass
M37
M38
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Fuse
Mini
Fuse
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10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
Heated Mirrors
25 Amp
Natural
Power Outlet
Anti-Lock Brake
System, Electronic
Stability Control,
Stop Lamp Switch,
Fuel Pump Relay
Lock/Unlock
Motors
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 605
VEHICLE STORAGE
CAUTION!
• When installing the Integrated Power Module
cover, it is important to ensure the cover is properly
positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so may
allow water to get into the Integrated Power Module, and possibly result in an electrical system
failure.
• When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to use
only a fuse having the correct amperage rating. The
use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated may
result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If
a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it indicates
a problem in the circuit that must be corrected.
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 Cartridge fuse #J13 in the Power Distribution
Center (PDC) labeled Ignition-Off Draw (IOD) and
store it in a safe location within the PDC.
• 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 Bulbs
Bulb Number
658
Automatic Transmission
Indicator Lamp
Heater Control Lamps (2)
194
Rocker Switch Indicator Lamp
**
(Rear Window Defogger, and
Rear Wash/Wipe)
Soundbar Dome Lamp
912
** Bulbs only available from authorized dealer.
3157
194
NOTE:
Numbers refer to commercial bulb types that can be
purchased from your local authorized dealer.
If a bulb needs to be replaced, visit your authorized
dealer or refer to the applicable Service Manual.
Exterior Bulbs
Headlamps (2)
Front Park/Turn Signal Lamps (2)
Front Side Marker Lamps (2)
Fog Lamps
Rear Stop/Tail/Turn Lamps (2)
Center High-Mounted Stop
Lamp
Backup Lamps (2)
License Lamp
Bulb Number
168
PSX24W
3157
L.E.D.
Bulb Number
H13
3157
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6. Remove the lamp from the collar.
BULB REPLACEMENT
NOTE: Lens fogging can occur under certain atmo- 7. Grasp the bulb and turn 1/4 turn counterclockwise.
spheric conditions. This will usually clear as atmospheric
8. Pull the bulb from the housing.
conditions change to allow the condensation to change
back into a vapor. Turning the lamps on will usually 9. Push connector locking tab to the unlock position.
accelerate the clearing process.
10. Remove connector from bulb.
Headlamp
11. Push connector onto new bulb base, and push the
1. Open hood and support using prop rod.
connector locking tab to the lock position.
2. Remove the front grille. Turn the retainers along the
top 1/4 turn counterclockwise and remove.
3. Pull the bottom of the grille away starting at one side
and working toward the other.
4. Turn both park and turn signal socket assemblies
1/4 turn counterclockwise and remove.
5. Remove the four screws holding the metal retaining
ring.
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.
12. Reinstall bulb housing. Rotate the bulb 1/4 turn
clockwise.
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Front Park/Turn Signal
Front Fog Lamp
1. Remove the front grille. Turn the retainers along the 1. Reach under the vehicle to access the back of the front
top 1/4 turn counterclockwise and remove.
fog lamp.
2. Pull the bottom of the grille away starting at one side
and working toward the other.
2. Disconnect the wire harness connector from the front
fog lamp connector receptacle.
3. Turn the socket assembly 1/4 turn counterclockwise 3. Firmly grasp the bulb by the two latch features and
and remove from housing. Pull the bulb straight from
squeeze them together to unlock the bulb from the
the socket to replace.
back of the front fog lamp housing.
Front Side Marker
1. Reach under the front fender flare and locate the front
side marker socket.
2. Turn the socket assembly counterclockwise 1/3 turn
and remove it from the housing. Pull the bulb straight
from the socket to replace.
4. Pull the bulb straight out from the keyed opening in
the housing and then connect the replacement 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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3. Rotate the appropriate socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise, then remove it from the housing.
1. Remove the two inboard screws attaching the tail light
housing to the body. DO NOT REMOVE THE 4. Pull the bulb straight from the socket to replace.
OUTER SCREWS AT ANY TIME.
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, And Backup Lamp
The stop lamp is mounted on a bracket that extends
upward from the tailgate behind the spare tire. If service
is needed, obtain the LED/Cover Assembly from your
local authorized dealer.
1. Remove the spare tire.
2. Remove the four screws holding the lens/cover in
place on the spare tire carrier.
3. Disconnect the wire harness from the back of the LED
cover.
2. Separate the housing from the body by pushing the lamp
inboard while pulling the lamp away from the body.
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FLUID CAPACITIES
Fuel (Approximate) — Two Door Models
Fuel (Approximate) — Four Door Models
Engine Oil with Filter
3.6L Engine
Cooling System *
3.6L Engine (MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Engine Coolant
10 Year/152,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
* Includes coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
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18.6 Gallons
22.5 Gallons
Metric
70 Liters
85 Liters
6 Quarts
5.6 Liters
10.5 Quarts
9.9 Liters
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 611
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 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic
Additive Technology) or equivalent meeting the requirements of Chrysler
Material Standard MS-12106.
Use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of
Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for
correct SAE grade.
MOPAR威 Engine Oil Filter or equivalent.
RER8ZWYCB4 (Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm])
87 Octane
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission –
If Equipped
Manual Transmission –
If Equipped
Transfer Case
Axle Differential (Front)
Axle Differential (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 Manual Transmission Lubricant or equivalent (meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-9224).
MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed
ATF+4威 product.
MOPAR威 Gear & Axle Lubricant (SAE 80W-90) (API GL-5) or equivalent.
226 RBI (Model 44) – MOPAR威 Gear & Axle Lubricant (SAE 80W-90) (API GL-5)
or equivalent. For trailer towing, use MOPAR威 Synthetic Gear & Axle Lubricant
(SAE 75W-140) or equivalent. Models equipped with Trac-Lok™ require an additive.
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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On Non-EVIC equipped vehicles, “Change Oil” will flash
Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change in the instrument cluster odometer and a single chime
indicator system. The oil change indicator system will will sound, indicating that an oil change is necessary.
remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
scheduled maintenance.
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 than
indicator message will illuminate. This means that service your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by referis required for your vehicle. Operating conditions such as ring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle Inforfrequent short-trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or cold mation Center (EVIC)/Oil Change Required” in “Underambient temperatures, and E85 fuel usage will influence standing Your Instrument Panel” or under “Instrument
when the “Change Oil” or “Oil Change Required” message Cluster Description/Odometer/Trip Odometer” in “Underis displayed. Severe Operating Conditions can cause the standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
change oil message to illuminate as early as 3,500 miles
(5,600 km) since last reset. Have your vehicle serviced as NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
whichever comes first.
On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) equipped
vehicles, “Oil Change Required” will be displayed in the
EVIC and a single chime will sound, indicating that an oil
change is necessary.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
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Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:
• Check engine oil level
• Check windshield washer fluid level
• Check the tire inflation pressures and look for unusual
wear or damage
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake
master cylinder, power steering and transmission as
needed
• Check function of all interior and exterior lights
Required Maintenance Intervals.
Refer to the maintenance schedules on the following
page for the required maintenance intervals.
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil
Change Indicator System:
• Change oil and filter
• Rotate the tires. Rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before the oil indicator
system turns on.
• Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals as
required
• Inspect automatic transmission fluid if equipped
with dipstick
• Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hoses
and park brake
• Inspect engine cooling system protection and
hoses
• Inspect exhaust system
• Inspect engine air cleaner if using in dusty or
off-road conditions
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208,000
224,000
240,000
following pages for the required maintenance intervals.
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A
I Maintenance Chart
N Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the
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Mileage or time passed
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E Additional Inspections
D
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L presence of grease, reapply if
E necessary.
S Inspect the CV joints.
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ends, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the front and rear axle
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fluid.
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Inspect the brake linings, parking
brake function.
Inspect transfer case fluid.
Additional Maintenance
Replace engine air cleaner filter.
Replace spark plugs **
Replace the ignition cables.
Flush and replace the engine
coolant at 10 years or
150,000 miles (240,000 km)
whichever comes first.
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40,000
50,000
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80,000
90,000
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80,000
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112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed
(whichever comes first)
32,000
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 617 M
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Change automatic transmission
fluid and filter if using your
vehicle for any of the following:
trailer towing, snow plowing,
heavy loading, taxi, police, delivery service (commercial service),
off-road, desert operation or
more than 50% of your driving is
at sustained high speeds during
hot weather, above 90°F (32°C).
Change the automatic
transmission fluid and filter(s).
20,000
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
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48,000
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80,000
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112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
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fluid if using your vehicle for any
of the following: trailer towing,
snow plowing, heavy loading,
taxi, police, delivery service
(commercial service), off-road,
desert operation or more than
50% of your driving is at sustained high speeds during hot
weather, above 90°F (32°C).
Change transfer case fluid if
using your vehicle for any of the
following: police, taxi, fleet, or
frequent trailer towing.
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
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7
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12
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14
15
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64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed
(whichever comes first)
32,000
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90,000
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130,000
140,000
150,000
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48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
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(whichever comes first)
T
E
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Or Years:
A
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N
C
E
S Inspect and replace PCV valve if
C necessary.
H Change front and rear axle fluid
E if using your vehicle for police,
X
D taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent
U trailer towing.
L
E ** The spark plug change interval is mileage based only,
S
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yearly intervals do not apply.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 621 M
WARNING!
• You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment.
If you have any doubt about your ability to perform a service job, take your vehicle to a competent
mechanic.
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your
vehicle could result in a component malfunction
and effect vehicle handling and performance. This
could cause an accident.
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
CONTENTS
䡵 SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE
FOR YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .625
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing
Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . .627
▫ Prepare For The Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . .625
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .625 䡵 WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .628
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . .625 䡵 MOPAR威 PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
䡵 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .625 䡵 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . .629
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center. . . . . . .626
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . .626
▫ In Mexico contact: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
▫ In The 50 United States And
Washington, D.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
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䡵 PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . .630
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .632
䡵 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES . . . . . . . . .631
▫ Temperature Grades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .632
▫ Treadwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .631
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SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
Prepare For The Appointment
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items and you must have your
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many authorized dealer, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
for an appointment.
If you are having warranty work done, be sure to have
the right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the
warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s
service history. This can often provide a clue to the IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
current problem.
The manufacturer and its authorized dealer are vitally
Prepare A List
interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the with our products and services.
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
service advisor know.
authorized dealer. They know your vehicle the best, and
are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality
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626 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
service. The manufacturer’s authorized dealer have the • Authorized dealer name
facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
correctly and in a timely manner.
This is why you should always talk to an authorized Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
dealer service manager first. Most matters can be re- P.O. Box 21–8004
solved with this process.
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer. Phone: (877) 426–5337
They want to know if you need assistance.
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
• If an authorized dealer is unable to resolve the concern, P.O. Box 1621
you may contact the manufacturer’s customer center.
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer cenPhone: (800) 465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French
ter should include the following information:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
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Mexico, D. F.
Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require
assistance can use the special needs relay service offered
by Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter users, dial 711
and for Voice callers, dial 1 800 855-0511 to connect with
a Bell Relay Service operator.
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Service Contract
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
You may have purchased a service contract for a vehicle
to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected
repairs after the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited
Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only
the manufacturer’s service contracts. If you purchased a
manufacturer’s service contract, you will receive Plan
Provisions and an Owner Identification Card in the mail
within three weeks of the vehicle delivery date. If you
have any questions about the service contract, call the
manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer
Hotline at 1-800-521-9922 (Canadian residents, call (800)
465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French).
In Mexico contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer
center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
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The manufacturer will not stand behind any service
contract that is not the manufacturer’s service contract. It
is not responsible for any service contract other than the
manufacturer’s service contract. If you purchased a service contract that is not a manufacturer’s service contract,
and you require service after the manufacturer’s New
Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, please refer to the
contract documents, and contact the person listed in
those documents.
We appreciate that you have made a major investment
when you purchased the vehicle. An authorized dealer
has also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
the ownership experience. You will be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain
vehicle components contain, or emit, chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects, or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain
products of component wear contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
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campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your authorized
MOPAR威 fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
dealer, and the manufacturer.
available from an authorized dealer. They are recommended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424– 9153),
operating at its best.
or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: AdminREPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
istrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West
Building, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
other information about motor vehicle safety from
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could http://www.safercar.gov.
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety In Canada
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
manufacturer.
should contact the Customer Service Department immeIf NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an diately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in defect to the Canadian government should contact Transa group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy port Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations and
Recalls at 1-800-333-0510 or go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/
roadsafety/
MOPAR姞 PARTS
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Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
To order the following manuals, you may use either the
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover orders are accepted.
If you prefer mailing your payment, please call for an order
form.
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams,
charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals
make it easy for students and technicians to find and fix
problems on computer-controlled vehicle systems and
features. They show exactly how to find and correct
problems the first time, using step-by-step troubleshootNOTE: A street address is required when ordering
ing and drivability procedures, proven diagnostic tests
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
and a complete list of all tools and equipment.
Service Manuals
Owner’s Manuals
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the inforThese Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
mation that students and professional technicians need in
assistance of service and engineering specialists to acdiagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintainquaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC vehicles.
ing, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group LLC veIncluded are starting, operating, emergency and maintehicles. A complete working knowledge of the vehicle,
nance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities
system, and/or components is written in straightforward
and safety tips.
language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
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Call toll free at:
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety
requirements in addition to these grades.
Treadwear
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half
• www.techauthority.com
times as well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
The following tire grading categories were established by habits, service practices, and differences in road characthe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The teristics and climate.
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
your vehicle.
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Traction Grades
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions on
specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete.
A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .579
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .510
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .509
Airbag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . .569
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .571
Air Conditioning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .571
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392
Air Pressure, Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Antenna, Satellite Radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .581
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
Arming Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . .20
Assistance Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Automatic Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .396
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
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Fluid Level Check . . .
Fluid Type . . . . . . . .
Special Additives . . . .
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auxiliary Electrical Outlet
Auxiliary Power Outlet . .
Axle Lock. . . . . . . . . . . .
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Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .570
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . .27
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .572
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .419
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . .98
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .606
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Calibration, Compass . . . . . . . . .
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . .
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . .
Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Center High Mounted Stop Light .
Certification Label. . . . . . . . . . . .
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . .
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.451
.580
.100
.172
.592
.114
.609
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.492
.540
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636 INDEX
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .473
Check Engine Light
(Malfunction Indicator Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .593
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Computer, Trip/Travel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI)
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) .
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . .
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . .
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . .
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . .
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.382
.189
.189
.627
.580
.577
.579
.610
.581
.581
.578
.577
.581
.580
.580
.578
.591
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Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Driver’s Seat Back Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .436
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171 Dual Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Dealer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564
Defroster, Rear Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294 Electrical Outlet, Auxiliary (Power Outlet) . . . . . . . .182
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 Electrical Power Outlets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174 Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562 Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457
Dimmer Switch, Headlight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Electronic Roll Mitigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
Dipsticks
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .566
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451 Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .556 Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . .178
Disarming, Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
Electronic Throttle Control Warning Light . . . . . . . .314
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .581 Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . . .315
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .625
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Emergency Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
Emergency, In Case of
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .548
Tow Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .554
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .563
Engine
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .569
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561
Compartment Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .548
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .566
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .567
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .538
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Exhaust System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Extender, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Fabric Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .594
Fabric Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595
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Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . .
Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flooded Engine Starting. . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Level Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . .
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.451
.611
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.608
Fold and Tumble Rear Seat .
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . .
Folding Windshield . . . . . . .
Four-Way Hazard Flasher . .
Four Wheel Drive . . . . . . . .
Four Wheel Drive Operation
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . .
Front Axle (Differential). . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additives . . . . . . . . . . .
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . .
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Materials Added . . . . . .
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . .
Octane Rating . . . . . . . .
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.506 Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . .
.610 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. . . . . . . . .
.510 GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.598
Hands-Free Phone (Uconnect™) . . . . . .
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .510 Hard Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507 Hard Top, Modular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506 Hard Top Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507 Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlights
Gauges
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .554
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .594 Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Requirements
Tank Capacity
Fueling . . . . . . .
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Heated Seats. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . .
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . .
Hill Descent Control . . . . . . .
Hill Descent Control Indicator
Hill Start Assist. . . . . . . . . . .
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . .
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595
Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .594
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers). . . . . . . . . . . . .174
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166 Inverter, Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
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Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Inflation Pressure Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
Jacking Instructions .
Jack Location . . . . .
Jack Operation . . . .
Jump Starting . . . . .
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Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Keyless Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Key, Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
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Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Lap Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
Light Bulbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
Anti-Lock Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Check Engine (Malfunction Indicator) . . . .
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator
Electronic Throttle Control Warning . . . . . .
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hill Descent Control Indicator . . . . . . . . . .
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.311
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.314
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.538
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.301
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Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Rear Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .609
Rear Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .609
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .609
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .468
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . .300
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477
Locking Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .572
Maintenance Free Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine).
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) .
Odometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . .
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . .
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Change Interval . . . . . . . . .
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . .
Identification Logo . . . . . . .
Materials Added to . . . . . .
Pressure Warning Light . . .
Recommendation . . . . . . . .
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . .
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Mirrors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Modular Hard Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
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Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . .478
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
Parking Brake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170 Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .485
Personal Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331 Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . . . . .580
Pets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391
Pets, Transporting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Rear Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .590
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 Rear Swing Gate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Phone, Hands-Free (Uconnect™). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
Oil Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562
Operating Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Overdrive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Overdrive OFF Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
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Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Rear Wiper/Washer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .532
Shifting into Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . . .534
Shifting out of Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . .536
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .572
Release, Hood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Reminder, Seat Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Remote Control
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . .389
Remote Starting System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .606
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Replacement Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
Resetting Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
Restraint, Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .471
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .614
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
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Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . .55
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Easy Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Fold and Tumble Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Seatback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Tilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Security Against Theft. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .625
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .630
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
Setting the Clock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
Transfer Case, Shifting into Transfer Case
Neutral (N) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .534
Transfer Case, Shifting out of Transfer Case
Neutral (N) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .536
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .554
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
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Shoulder Belt Upper Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Side Window Demisters (Defrosters) . . . . . . . . . . . .402
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
Soft Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
Spare Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
Speed Control (Cruise Control). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Speedometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
Engine Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Steering
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . . .389
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605
Storage, Behind the Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
Storage, Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .401
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552
Sunrider. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . . .62
Sway Bar Disconnect, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .434
Swing Gate, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .396
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . .305
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Theft System Arming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Theft System Disarming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Tip Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . . .477
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .471
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .485
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . .495
Pressure Warning Light . .
Quality Grading . . . . . . .
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement . . . . . . . . . .
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . .
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tread Wear Indicators . . .
Tire Safety Information . . . . .
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight
To Open Hood . . . . . . . . . . .
Tow Hooks, Emergency . . . . .
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
24-Hour Towing Assistance
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . .
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.494
.471
.473
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.542
.489
.490
.471
.524
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.554
.515
.130
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Recreational . . . . . . . . . . .
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Assistance. . . . . . . . . .
Trac-Lok Rear Axle . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System Tips . . . . .
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minimum Requirements . . .
Trailer and Tongue Weight .
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing Guide. . . . . . . .
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Four-Wheel-Drive Operation
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.469
.515
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.524
.529
.519
.519
.589
.428
.589
.585
.420
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
Range Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
Transmitter Battery Service
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
Trip Odometer Reset Button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382
Uconnect™ (Hands-Free Phone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .631
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector . . . .382
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Upholstery Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .594
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Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .401
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568
Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . .300
Warnings and Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .628
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .593
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .593
Wind Buffeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Windshield Defroster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Windshield, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573
Wiper, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
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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.
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Chrysler Group LLC
13JK72-126-AB
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