Chrysler RAM CV 2013 Owner`s manual

Chrysler RAM CV 2013 Owner`s manual
Chrysler Group LLC
13MZZ-126-AB
RAM CV
OWNER’S MANUAL
Second Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
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13MZZ-126-AB
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Chrysler 1" gutter 06/13/2012 17:12:08
2013 RAM CARGO VAN
2013
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
13MZZ-126-AB
Second Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
RAM CV
C a r g o Va n
COVER INCOVER IN
2013 RAM CARGO VAN
2013
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
1
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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3
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
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4
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 445
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 547
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 579
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 631
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9
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 639
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 649
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INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
䡵 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 䡵 VAN CONVERSIONS/CAMPERS . . . . . . . . . . . .6
䡵 HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 䡵 VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER . . . . . . . .6
䡵 WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 䡵 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS . . . .7
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4 INTRODUCTION
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained techCongratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group
nicians and genuine MOPAR威 parts, and cares about
LLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision
your satisfaction.
workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all
essentials that are traditional to our vehicles.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
INTRODUCTION
This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint
you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle.
It is supplemented by Warranty Information, and various
customer-oriented documents. Please take the time to
read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the
items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and
illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment.
The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
contains a complete listing of all subjects.
NOTE: After reviewing the owner information, it Consult the following table for a description of the
should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referenc- symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
ing and remain with the vehicle when sold.
this Owner’s Manual:
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
Operating instructions for the special equipment installed by the conversion/camper manufacturer should
also be supplied with your vehicle. If these instructions
are missing, please contact your authorized dealer for
assistance in obtaining replacement documents from the
applicable manufacturer.
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 Cau- For information on the Body Builders Guide refer to:
tions.
www.dodgebodybuilder.com. This website contains dimensional and technical specifications for your vehicle. It
VAN CONVERSIONS/CAMPERS
is intended for Second Stage Manufacturer’s technical
The Manufacturer’s Warranty does not apply to body support. For service issues, contact your authorized
modifications or special equipment installed by van dealer.
conversion/camper manufacturers/body builders. Refer
to the Warranty Information book, Section 2.1.C. Such VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
equipment includes video monitors, VCRs, heaters, The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the
stoves, refrigerators, etc. For warranty coverage and left front corner of the instrument panel, visible through
service on these items, contact the applicable manufac- the windshield. This number also appears on the vehicle
turer.
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frame and underbody as well as the Automobile Infor- VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
mation Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your
vehicle, the vehicle registration and title.
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.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 䡵 ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . .19
▫ Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 䡵 REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
▫ Using The RKE Transmitter . . . . . .
▫ Removing Key Fob From Ignition . . . . . . . . . .13
䡵 REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM —
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 SENTRY KEY威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . .
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
䡵 DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED . . .17
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ Power Door Locks — If Equipped .
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䡵 WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
▫ Power Vent Windows — If Equipped . . . . . . . .38
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
▫ Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) . . .66
䡵 SLIDING SIDE DOOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
▫ Power Sliding Side Door — If Equipped . . . . . .44
▫ Sliding Side Door Child Protection Lock . . . . . .48
䡵 LIFTGATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
▫ Power Liftgate — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
䡵 OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . .64
▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . .71
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) —
Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
▫ Air Bag System Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
▫ Advanced Front Air Bag Features . . . . . . . . . . .75
▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . .79
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
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䡵 COMMERCIAL CARGO VEHICLES
䡵 SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(NO FACTORY INSTALLED REAR SEATS) —
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IF EQUIPPED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Restraining Infants And Small Children In
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Commercial Cargo Vehicles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS . . .115
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system
consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and a Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) with
integral ignition switch. You can insert the Key Fob into
the ignition switch with either side up.
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
The Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) operates similarly to
an ignition switch. It has four operating positions, three
with detents and one that is spring-loaded. The detent
positions are OFF, ACC, and ON/RUN. The START
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
position is a spring-loaded momentary contact position.
When released from the START position, the switch 1 — OFF
2 — ACCESSORY
automatically returns to the ON/RUN position.
3 — ON/RUN
4 — START
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Key Fob
The Key Fob operates the ignition switch. Insert the
square end of the key fob into the ignition switch located
on the instrument panel and rotate to the desired position. It also contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in the
rear of the Key Fob.
2
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle
should the battery in the vehicle or the RKE transmitter
go dead. The emergency key is also for locking the lower
glove compartment. You can keep the emergency key
with you when valet parking.
Emergency Key Removal
To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key
at the top of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and into the lock cylinder with either side up.
then pull the key out with your other hand.
Removing Key Fob From Ignition
Place the shift lever in PARK. Turn the Key Fob to the
OFF position and then remove the Key Fob.
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NOTE: Power window switches will also remain active
for up to 10 minutes after the ignition switch has been
turned to OFF, depending upon the accessory delay
setting. Opening the front door will cancel this feature.
WARNING!
• Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking
brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and push
ignition button to place ignition in OFF position.
When leaving the vehicle, always lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
WARNING! (Continued)
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave 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.
(Continued)
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SENTRY KEY姞
CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove the Key Fob from the ignition and lock all
doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer system prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
or unlocked.
Opening the driver’s door when the Key Fob is in the The system uses Key Fob with factory-mated Remote
ignition and the ignition switch position is OFF or ACC, Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and Wireless Ignition
Node (WIN) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation.
a chime will sound to remind you to remove the key.
Therefore, only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
NOTE: The Key-In-Ignition reminder only sounds when vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle. The
the Key Fob is placed in the OFF or ACC ignition system will shut the engine off in two seconds if an
position.
invalid Key Fob is used to start the engine.
After turning the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three
seconds for a bulb check. If the light remains on after the
bulb check, it indicates that there is a problem with the
electronics. In addition, if the light begins to flash after
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the bulb check, it indicates that someone used an invalid Replacement Keys
Key Fob to start the engine. Either of these conditions will
NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
result in the engine being shut off after two seconds.
vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the
If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10 cannot be reprogrammed to any other vehicle.
seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics. Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon
CAUTION!
as possible by an authorized dealer.
Always remove the Key Fobs from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
CAUTION!
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 Key Fobs.
Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an authoAll of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have rized dealer, this procedure consists of programming a
blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key Fob
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
is one that has never been programmed.
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.
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NOTE: When having the Sentry Key威 Immobilizer sys- VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
tem serviced, bring all vehicle Key Fobs with you to the The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors
authorized dealer.
for unauthorized entry and the ignition switch for unauthorized operation. When the alarm is activated, the
Customer Key Programming
interior switches for door locks, power sliding doors and
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
power liftgate are disabled. The Vehicle Security Alarm
performed at an authorized dealer.
provides both audible and visible signals, for the first
General Information
three minutes, the headlights will turn on, the park lamps
The Sentry Key威 system complies with FCC rules Part 15 and/or turn signals will flash and Vehicle Security Light
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is will flash repeatedly and the horn will sound. For an
additional 15 minutes, only the headlights, park lamps
subject to the following conditions:
and/or turn signals and Vehicle Security Light will flash.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
Rearming Of The System
• This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause unde- The Vehicle Security Alarm will rearm itself after the 15
additional minutes of headlights and Vehicle Security
sired operation.
Light flashing, if the Vehicle Security Alarm has not been
disabled. If the condition which initiated the alarm is still
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present, the Vehicle Security Alarm will ignore that To Disarm The System
condition and monitor the remaining doors and ignition. The Vehicle Security Alarm can be disarmed using any of
the following methods:
To Arm The System
Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security Alarm:
• Press the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
1. Remove the key from the ignition system (refer to
⬙Starting Procedures⬙ in ⬙Starting And Operating⬙ for • Cycle the vehicle ignition system out of the OFF
position. Insert a valid key into the ignition switch and
further information).
turn the key to the ON position.
•Make sure the vehicle ignition system is ⬙OFF⬙ and the
NOTE:
key is physically removed from the ignition.
2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the • The driver’s door key cylinder and the liftgate button
on the RKE transmitter cannot arm or disarm the
vehicle:
Vehicle Security Alarm.
• Press LOCK on the interior power door lock switch
• The Vehicle Security Alarm remains armed during
power liftgate entry. Pressing the liftgate button will
• Press the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry
not disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm. If someone
(RKE) transmitter.
enters the vehicle through the liftgate and opens any
3. If any doors are open, close them.
door the alarm will sound.
with the driver and/or passenger door open.
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• When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior Tamper Alert
power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.
If something has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in
The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your your absence, the horn will sound three times and the
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the exterior lights blink three times when you unlock the
system will give you a false alarm. If one of the previ- doors. Check the vehicle for tampering.
ously described arming sequences has occurred, the Security System Manual Override
Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of whether
you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the
and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs, doors using the manual door lock plunger.
disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED
If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery
The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the
becomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security Alarm will
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock the
remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the
doors or open any door.
exterior lights will flash, the horn will sound. If this
This feature also turns on the approach lighting in the
occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
outside mirrors (if equipped). Refer to “Mirrors” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
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The lights will fade to off after approximately 30 seconds, using a hand-held Key Fob with RKE transmitter. The
or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition RKE transmitter does not need to be pointed at the
vehicle to activate the system.
switch is turned to ON/RUN from the OFF position.
NOTE: Inserting the Key Fob with RKE transmitter into
the ignition switch disables the system from responding
• The front courtesy overhead console and door courto any button presses from that RKE transmitter. Driving
tesy lights will not turn off if the dimmer control is in
at speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above disables the system
the “Dome ON” position (extreme top position).
from responding to all RKE transmitter buttons for all
• The illuminated entry system will not operate if the RKE transmitters.
dimmer control is in the “dome defeat” position
Two RKE transmitters may be supplied with the vehicle.
(extreme bottom position).
Vehicles built without the powered options will be
equipped from the factory with three-button RKE transREMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) —
mitters, and those built with power options will be
IF EQUIPPED
equipped with up to seven-button RKE transmitters.
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and
liftgate, and activate the Panic Alarm, optional power Using The RKE Transmitter
liftgate, left power sliding door, and right power sliding Three-button RKE transmitters will provide basic UNdoor from distances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m) LOCK, LOCK and PANIC functions.
NOTE:
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(optional). Some features can be programmed to the
customers preferences. For example, flash headlights or
sound horn on LOCK.
2
Key Fob With Three-Button RKE Transmitter
Seven-button RKE transmitters will provide functions
that allow the same basic operation as the three-button,
but may also be used to operate the power liftgate
(optional), power sliding doors, Remote Start feature
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• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, the Remote
Unlock feature can be enabled or disabled by performPress and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
ing the following steps:
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s side or twice to
unlock all doors and liftgate. This will also turn on the 1. Perform this operation while standing outside the
Illuminated Entry system.
vehicle.
Remote Unlock Doors And Liftgate
Remote Key Unlock On First Press
2. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed
RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
than 10 seconds. Then, press and hold the UNLOCK
the driver’s side, or all doors, on the first press of the
button while still holding the LOCK button.
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter:
NOTE:
3. Release both buttons at the same time.
• For vehicles equipped with an Electronic Vehicle In- 4. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transformation Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle
mitter with the ignition switch in the OFF position and
Information
Center
(EVIC)/Personal
Settings
the Key Fob removed.
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
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NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmit- • For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
ter while you are inside the vehicle will activate the
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “UnVehicle Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inforSecurity Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound.
mation.
Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle
Security Alarm.
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
following steps:
Remote Lock Doors And Liftgate
Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmit- 1. Perform this operation while standing outside the
ter to lock all doors and liftgate. The turn signal lights
vehicle.
will flash and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the
2. Press the LOCK button on a programmed RKE transsignal.
mitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than 10
Sound Horn With Remote Lock
seconds. Then, press the PANIC button while still
holding the LOCK button.
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be 3. Release both buttons at the same time.
turned on or turned off. To change the current setting,
proceed as follows:
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4. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by press- headlights and park lights will flash, the horn will pulse
ing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter with the on and off, and the interior lights will turn on.
ignition switch in the OFF position and the Key Fob
The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
removed.
you turn it off by pressing the PANIC button a second
5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to time or if the vehicle is driven above 5 mph (8 km/h).
its previous setting.
NOTE:
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmit• When you turn off the Panic Alarm by pressing the
ter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle
PANIC button a second time, you may have to move
Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle Security
closer to the vehicle due to the Radio Frequency (RF)
Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the
noises of the system.
UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle Security
• The Panic Alarm cannot be activated if the engine is
Alarm.
running.
Using The Panic Alarm
Power Open/Close Power Liftgate — If Equipped
To turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, press and hold
the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one Press the LIFTGATE button twice on the RKE transmitter
second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, the within five seconds to Open/Close the Power Liftgate.
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If the button is pushed while the liftgate is being power RKE transmitter is pushed while the door is being
closed, the liftgate will reverse to the full open position. power-closed, the door will reverse to the full open
position.
The power liftgate may also be opened and closed by
pressing the LIFTGATE button located on the overhead If the vehicle is locked and the Vehicle Security Alarm is
armed, pressing the LEFT Power Sliding Door button
console.
twice unlocks the power sliding door and disarms VeIf equipped with a rear interior switch on the left rear
hicle Security Alarm.
pillar, pushing this switch once will close the liftgate only.
Power Open/Close Right Power Sliding Door —
The liftgate cannot be opened from this switch.
If Equipped
If the vehicle is locked and Vehicle Security Alarm is
armed, using RKE transmitter to open the power liftgate Press the RIGHT Power Sliding Door button twice on the
does not unlock the vehicle or disarm the Vehicle Security RKE transmitter within five seconds to Power Open/
Close the Right Power Sliding Door. If the button on the
Alarm.
RKE transmitter is pushed while the door is being
Power Open/Close Left Power Sliding Door —
power-closed, the door will reverse to the full open
If Equipped
position.
Press the LEFT Power Sliding Door button twice on the
RKE transmitter within five seconds to Power Open/
Close the Left Power Sliding Door. If the button on the
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If the vehicle is locked and the Vehicle Security Alarm is • For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
following steps:
armed, pressing the RIGHT Power Sliding Door button
twice unlocks the power sliding door and disarms Ve1. Perform this operation while standing outside the
hicle Security Alarm.
vehicle.
Turn Off Flash Lights With RKE Lock —
2. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on a programmed
If Equipped
RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer
This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when
than 10 seconds. Then, press and hold the LOCK
the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmitbutton while still holding the UNLOCK button.
ter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change
3. Release both buttons at the same time.
the current setting, proceed as follows:
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Elec- 4. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transtronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
mitter with the ignition switch in the OFF position and
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in
the Key Fob removed.
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
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NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmit- • Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back
housing or the printed circuit board.
ter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle
Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle Security
1. Remove the emergency key by sliding the mechanical
Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the
latch at the top of the RKE transmitter sideways with
UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle Security
your thumb and then pull the key out with your other
Alarm.
hand.
Programming Additional Transmitters
If you do not have a programmed RKE transmitter,
contact your authorized dealer for details.
Transmitter Battery Replacement
The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
battery.
NOTE:
• Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
Emergency Key Removal
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2. Insert the tip of the emergency key or a #2 flat blade
screwdriver into the slot and gently pry the two halves
of the RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage
the seal during removal.
Separating RKE Transmitter
Inserting Emergency Key Into Slot
3. Remove and replace the battery. When replacing the
battery, match the + sign on the battery to the + sign on
the inside of the battery clip, located on the back cover.
Avoid touching the new battery with your fingers.
Skin oils may cause battery deterioration. If you touch
a battery, clean it with rubbing alcohol.
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4. To assemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
halves together.
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveGeneral Information
niently from outside the vehicle while still
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
maintaining security. The system has a range of
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
approximately 300 ft (91 m).
following conditions:
NOTE:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic
• This device must accept any interference received, intransmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
cluding interference that may cause undesired operation.
• Obstructions between the vehicle and the Key Fob may
reduce this range.
If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
How To Use Remote Start
distance, check for these two conditions.
1. A weak battery in the RKE transmitter. The expected All of the following conditions must be met before the
engine will Remote Start:
life of the battery is approximately three years.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station • Shift lever in PARK
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radios.
• Doors closed
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• Hood closed
• System not disabled from previous remote start event
• Liftgate closed
• Vehicle theft alarm not active
• Hazard switch off
• Ignition in Off position
• Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
• Ignition key removed from ignition switch
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
• RKE PANIC button not pressed
WARNING!
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or
confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon
Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious injury or death when inhaled.
• Keep Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters
away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls
could cause serious injury or death.
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Remote Start Abort Message On Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped
To Enter Remote Start Mode
• Remote Start Aborted — Hood Ajar
Press and release the REMOTE START button
on the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds. The vehicle doors will lock, the parking
lights will flash and horn will chirp twice (if
programmed). Then, the engine will start and the vehicle
will remain in the Remote Start mode for a 15-minute
cycle.
• Remote Start Aborted — Fuel Low
NOTE:
• Remote Start Aborted — L/Gate Ajar
• If your power door locks were unlocked, Remote Start
will automatically lock the doors.
The following messages will display in the EVIC if the
vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start prematurely:
• Remote Start Aborted — Door Ajar
• Remote Start Disabled — Start Vehicle To Reset
The EVIC message stays active until the ignition is turned
to the ON/RUN position.
• The park lights will turn on and remain on during
Remote Start mode.
• For security, power window and power sunroof operation (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is
in the Remote Start mode.
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• The engine can be started two consecutive 15-minute NOTE:
cycles with the RKE transmitter. However, the ignition
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN position
switch must be turned to the ON/RUN position.
in order to drive the vehicle.
To Enter the Vehicle After Remote Start
• The message “Remote Start Active — Key To Run” will
To enter the vehicle while the engine is running during a
display in the EVIC until you insert and turn the key to
Remote Start, you must first unlock the vehicle using the
ON/RUN position. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle InforUNLOCK button on the transmitter. After the vehicle is
mation Center (EVIC)” for further information.
unlocked, you can enter the vehicle, insert the Key Fob
Cancel Remote Start
into the ignition switch and turn it to the ON/RUN
position, otherwise the engine will shut off at the end of Remote Starting will also cancel if any of the following
occur:
15-minute cycle.
To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
• The engine stalls or engine speed exceeds 2500 rpm
Before the end of the 15-minute cycle, press and release
the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock
the doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15-minute cycle,
insert the Key Fob into the ignition switch and turn the
switch to the ON/RUN position.
• Any engine warning lights come on
• Low Fuel Light turns on
• The hood is opened
• The hazard switch is pressed
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• The shift lever is moved out of PARK
When To Reset Remote Start
• The engine is allowed to run for the entire 15-minute The vehicle can be started remotely up to a maximum of
two times. The vehicle is also allowed a maximum of one
cycle
failed start, where the Remote Starting sequence was
• The brake pedal is pressed
initiated but the engine stopped cranking without starting. After either of these conditions, or if the Vehicle
To Turn Off The Engine While In Remote Start
Security Alarm system is alarming, or if the PANIC
Mode
button was pressed, the vehicle must be reset insert the
Press and release the REMOTE START button 1 time or
Key Fob into the ignition switch and turn the switch to
allow the engine to run for the entire 15 minute cycle.
the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shutdowns while in the
Remote Start Mode, the system will not allow the Remote DOOR LOCKS
Start button to shut down the engine for 2 seconds after Manual Door Locks
receiving a valid Remote Start request.
Lock the front doors by pushing down on the lock knobs
on each door trim panel.
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If the lock knob is down when you shut either front door,
the door will lock. Make sure the keys are not inside the
vehicle before closing the door.
Sliding Door Lock
WARNING!
Manual Door Lock
If the lock knob is rearward when you shut either side
sliding door, the door will lock. Make sure the keys are
not inside the vehicle before closing the door.
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
collision, lock the vehicle doors as you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
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Power Door Locks — If Equipped
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.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave the ignition in the ACC or ON/RUN position.
A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
A power door lock switch is on each front door trim
panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors.
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If you press the power door lock switch while the Key
Fob is in the ignition, and any front door is open, the
power locks will not operate. This prevents you from
accidentally locking your keys in the vehicle. Removing
the Key Fob or closing the door will allow the locks to
operate. A chime will sound if the Key Fob is in the
ignition switch and a door is open, as a reminder to
remove the Key Fob.
Front Passenger Power Door Switches
1 - Window Open/Close
2 - Power Door Locks
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If you press the power door lock switch while the sliding The Unlock Doors Automatically On Exit feature will not
operate if there is any manual operation of the power
door is open, the sliding door will lock.
door locks (lock or unlock).
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
On vehicles equipped with the optional Electronic VeWhen enabled, the door locks will lock automatically
hicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic
when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). The
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings
auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by your
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding
authorized dealer per written request of the customer.
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Please see your authorized dealer for service.
NOTE: Use the Lock Doors Automatically at 15 mph
Unlock Doors Automatically On Exit —
(24 km/h) and Unlock Doors Automatically On Exit
If Equipped
features in accordance with local laws.
The Unlock Doors Automatically On Exit feature unlocks
all of the vehicle doors when any door is opened. This
will occur only after the shift lever has been shifted into
the PARK position, after the vehicle has been driven (the
shift lever has been shifted out of PARK and all doors
closed).
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WINDOWS
Power Windows
You can control either the front or rear windows using
switches located on the driver’s door trim panel. The
The Power Vent Window Switch located on the driver’s
switches will operate only when the ignition switch is in
door trim panel allows the driver to operate the two vent
the ON/RUN or ACC position and during power acceswindows from the driver’s seat.
sory delay.
Power Vent Windows — If Equipped
Power Vent Window Switch Open/Close
Driver’s Power Window Switches
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NOTE: Power Window switches will also remain active
for up to 10 minutes after the ignition switch has been
turned to OFF, depending upon the accessory delay
setting. Opening a front door will cancel this feature.
2
Power Window Lockout Switch — If Equipped
The driver may lock out the rear power windows by
depressing the bar switch just below the power window
switches.
Power Window Lockout Switch
Front Passenger Power Window Switch
There is a single switch on the front passenger’s door
trim panel which operates the passenger door window
and a set of switches that lock and unlock all doors. The
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switches will operate only when the ignition switch is in Auto-Down Feature — If Equipped
the ON/RUN or ACC position and during power acces- The front window switches may be equipped with an
sory delay.
Auto-Down feature. Press the window switch past the
detent, release, and the window will go down automatically.
To open the window part way, press the window switch
part way and release it when you want the window to
stop.
The power window switches remain active for up to
10 minutes (depending on the accessory delay setting)
after the ignition switch has been turned to OFF. Opening
a vehicle front door will cancel this feature.
Front Passenger Power Door Switches
1 - Window Open/Close
2 - Power Door Locks
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• Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger
the auto reverse function unexpectedly during autoclosure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the
The front driver and front passenger switches may be
first detent and hold to close window manually.
equipped with an Auto Up feature. Lift the window
switch fully upward to the second detent, release, and the
WARNING!
window will go up automatically.
Auto Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection —
If Equipped
To stop the window from going all the way up during the
Auto Up operation, push down on the switch briefly.
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. To avoid personal injury be sure to
clear your arms, hands, fingers and all objects from
the window path before closing.
To close the window part way, lift the window switch to
the first detent and release when you want the window
to stop.
Auto Up Reset — If Equipped
NOTE:
To reactivate the Auto Up feature, perform the following
steps after vehicle power is restored:
• If the window runs into any obstacle during autoclosure, it will reverse direction and then go back down. 1. Pull the window switch up to close the window
completely and continue to hold the switch up for an
Remove the obstacle and use the window switch again
additional two seconds after the window is closed.
to close the window.
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2. Push the window switch down firmly to the second
detent to open the window completely and continue
to hold the switch down for an additional two seconds
after the window is fully open.
Sliding Side Door Power Window Switch —
If Equipped
Second row passengers may open and close the sliding
door window by a single switch on the door handle
assembly.
The switches will operate only when the ignition switch
is in the ON/RUN or ACC position and during power
accessory delay.
Sliding Door Power Window Switch
NOTE: The sliding door windows do not fully open,
NOTE: The switches will not operate if the driver has stopping several inches above the window sill.
activated the Power Window Lockout.
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Wind Buffeting
To keep your door operating properly, observe the following guidelines:
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the • Always open the door smoothly.
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the • Avoid high impacts against the door stop when openwindows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
ing the door. This is very important when your vehicle
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occuris parked on an incline as the door will slide faster in
rence and can be minimized. If the rear windows are
the downhill direction.
open and buffeting occurs, open the front and rear
windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the • There is a hold-open latch that is activated when the
sliding door is fully opened. This latch will keep your
buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunsliding door open on any incline. To close the sliding
roof opening to minimize the buffeting.
door after the hold-open latch is activated, you must
rock the inside handle forward or pull outward on the
SLIDING SIDE DOOR
exterior handle.
The sliding door may be opened from the inside or the
outside. Pull outward on the exterior handle to open the Always make sure that the sliding door is fully latched
sliding door. The sliding door inside handle functions by anytime the vehicle is in motion.
rocking forward and back. Rocking the handle backwards opens the door and rocking forward releases the
hold open latch in order to close the door.
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NOTE: The left side sliding door cannot be opened
while the fuel door is open. This feature operates only
when the sliding door is fully closed prior to opening the
fuel door.
Press the button on the RKE transmitter twice within 5
seconds to open a power sliding door. When the door is
fully open, pressing the button twice within 5 seconds a
second time will close the door.
Power Sliding Side Door — If Equipped
There are power sliding side door switches located on the
b-pillar trim panel, just in front of the power sliding door
for the rear seat passengers and in the overhead console
for the driver and passengers. Pressing the switch once
will open the power sliding door. If the switch is pressed
while the door is under a power cycle, the door will
reverse direction.
The power sliding door may be opened or
closed manually or by using the buttons on the
RKE transmitter, overhead console switch, or
rear door switch. Pulling the inside or outside
power sliding door handle will also power open or close
the power sliding door.
NOTE: The power sliding side door must be unlocked
NOTE: Pulling the outside power sliding door handle a
before the power sliding door switches will operate.
second time while the sliding door is power opening or
power closing will allow the sliding door to be opened or
closed manually.
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To avoid unintentional operation of the power sliding
doors from the rear seats, press the power sliding door
master lock button, located in the overhead console, to
disable the switches and handles for the rear seat passengers.
NOTE:
Power Sliding Door Switch
• The power sliding side door switches will not open the
power sliding door if the shift lever is in gear or the
vehicle speed is above 0 mph (0 km/h). To close the
power sliding door with the shift lever in gear and
vehicle speed at 0 mph (0 km/h), the brake must be
pressed.
If the inside or outside door handles are used while the
• If anything obstructs the power sliding side door while
power sliding side door is activated, the power sliding
it is closing or opening, the door will automatically
door feature will be canceled and will go into manual
reverse to the closed or open position, provided it
mode.
meets sufficient resistance.
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• If the power sliding side door is not in the full open or
close position, it will fully open when a power sliding
door switch is pressed. To close the door, wait until it
is fully open and then press the switch again.
Power Sliding Side Door Open Flash
The left and right exterior hazard lights will flash for
12 seconds when either sliding door is opened. This will
alert other drivers in the area that passenger(s) could be
• If the power sliding door encounters multiple obstruc- entering or exiting the vehicle.
tions within the same cycle, the system will automati- The Sliding Side Door Open Flash can be enabled or
cally stop, the power sliding door motor will make a disabled by performing the following procedure:
clicking sound until the door has no further movement. This clicking sound can be stopped by pulling 1. Place the Key Fob in the ignition switch.
the inside or outside handle. If this condition occurs, 2. Cycle the ignition switch from ON/RUN to OFF five
no damage is done to the power sliding door motor.
times ending in the ON/RUN position (do not start
The power sliding door must be opened or closed
the engine).
manually.
3. Within 10 seconds of the final cycle, press the HAZARD
switch ON.
WARNING!
You, or others, could be injured if caught in the path
of the sliding door. Make sure the door path is clear
before closing the door.
4. A single chime will sound to signify that you have
successfully completed the programming.
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You can turn the feature back on by repeating the
previous procedure.
Power Sliding Side Door Master Lock Switch
2
To provide a safer environment for small children riding
in the rear seats, the second row sliding door switches
and handles may be overridden by pressing the OFF side
of the Master Lock Out Switch located in the front
overhead console.
When the power sliding door master lock switch is in the
OFF position, the power sliding side door may not be
opened or closed by pressing the switch located on the
Overhead Console Power Sliding Door Master Switch
b-pillar trim panel, just in front of the sliding door or
1 — Left Sliding Door
3 — Right Sliding Door
activating the inside power sliding door handle.
2 — Liftgate
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Sliding Side Door Child Protection Lock
To provide a safer environment for small children riding
in the rear seats, the sliding doors are equipped with a
Child Protection Door Lock system.
NOTE: When the Child Protection Door Lock system is
engaged, the door can be opened only by using the
outside door handle even though the inside door lock is
in the unlocked position.
To Engage the Child Protection Door Lock
1. Open the sliding side door.
Child Protection Door Lock
2. Slide the Child Protection Door Lock control inward
3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 on the opposite sliding door.
(toward the vehicle) to engage the Child Protection
Door Lock.
NOTE:
• After engaging the Child Protection Door Lock, always
test the door from the inside to make certain it is in the
desired position.
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• When the Child Protection Door Lock system is engaged, (even if the inside door lock is in the unlocked
position) the door can be opened only by using the
outside door handle, the RKE transmitter, the switches
on the overhead console or the switches located on the
trim panel just in front of the power sliding door.
WARNING!
Avoid trapping anyone in the vehicle in a collision.
Remember that the sliding doors can only be opened
from the outside door handle or the switches located
on the trim panel just in front of the power sliding
door when the Child Protection Door Locks are
engaged.
• The power sliding side door will operate from the
switches located on the b-pillar trim panel, just in front
of the power sliding door, regardless of the Child To Disengage the Child Protection Door Lock
Protection Door Lock lever position. To avoid unintentional operation of the power sliding door from 1. Open the sliding side door.
the rear seats, press the “OFF” Master Lock Out 2. Slide the Child Protection Door Lock control outward
Switch located in the front overhead console, next to
(away from the vehicle) to disengage the Child Prothe driver.
tection Door Lock.
3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 on the opposite sliding door (if
equipped).
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To open the liftgate, press the liftgate release handle
NOTE:
• After setting the Child Protection Door Lock system, located on the underside of the license plate bar and pull
always test the door from the inside to make certain it the liftgate open with one fluid motion.
is in the desired position.
• The power sliding side door switches will not open the
power sliding doors if the vehicle is in gear or the
vehicle speed is above 0 mph (0 km/h).
• The power sliding door will operate from the outside
door handle, the RKE transmitter, the switches on the
overhead console, or the switches located on the
b-pillar trim panel, just in front of the power sliding
door when the shift lever is in PARK, regardless of the
child lock lever position.
LIFTGATE
On vehicles equipped with power locks, the liftgate can
be unlocked using the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter button, or by activating the power door lock
switches located on the front doors.
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Power Liftgate — If Equipped
The power liftgate may be opened manually or by using
the button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. Press the button on the transmitter twice within five
seconds, to open the power liftgate. When the liftgate is
fully open, pressing the button twice within five seconds,
a second time, will close the liftgate.
2
The power liftgate may also be opened and closed by
pressing the button located on the overhead console.
Overhead Console Master Power Switch
1 — Left Sliding Door
2 — Liftgate
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The power liftgate may be closed by pressing the button,
located in the upper left trim in the liftgate opening.
Pushing once will only close the liftgate. This button
cannot be used to open the liftgate.
When the RKE transmitter button is pressed and the
Flash Lights feature is enabled, the tail lights will flash
and several audible beeps will occur to signal that the
liftgate is opening or closing.
WARNING!
During power operation, personal injury or cargo
damage may occur. Ensure the liftgate travel path is
clear. Make sure the liftgate is closed and latched
before driving away.
NOTE:
Rear Power Liftgate Switch
• If anything obstructs the power liftgate while it is
closing or opening, the liftgate will automatically
reverse to the closed or open position, provided it
meets sufficient resistance.
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• There are also pinch sensors attached to the side of the • The power liftgate buttons will not operate if the shift
liftgate opening. Light pressure anywhere along these
lever is in gear or the vehicle speed is above 0 mph
strips will cause the liftgate to return to the open
(0 km/h).
position.
• The power liftgate will not operate in temperatures
• During power operation, whether liftgate is fully open
below −12°F (−24°C) or temperatures above 143°F
or fully closed, the liftgate chime will beep several
(62°C). Be sure to remove any buildup of snow or ice
times indicating power operation is in progress.
from the liftgate before pressing any of the power
liftgate buttons.
• The power liftgate must be in the full open or close
positions for any of the buttons to operate. If the • If the power liftgate encounters multiple obstructions
liftgate is not in the full open or close positions, it must
within the same cycle, the system will automatically
be opened or closed manually.
stop and must be opened or closed manually.
• If the liftgate release button is activated while the
power liftgate is closing, the liftgate will reverse to the
full open position.
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OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
WARNING!
• Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous
exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your
passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep
the liftgate closed when you are operating the
vehicle.
• If you are required to drive with the liftgate open,
make sure that all windows are closed, and the
climate control blower switch is set at high speed.
Do not use the recirculation mode.
Some of the most important safety features in your
vehicle are the restraint systems:
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for all seating positions
• Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front passenger
• Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) located
on top of the front seats (integrated into the head
restraint) — if equipped
Gas props support the liftgate in the open position. • Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
However, because the gas pressure drops with tempera- • Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
ture, it may be necessary to assist the props when
that span the front, second, and third row seating for
opening the liftgate in cold weather.
the driver and passengers seated next to a window
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• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
•
•
•
•
Please pay close attention to the information in this
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
An energy-absorbing steering column and steering
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
wheel
possible.
Knee bolster for front passenger seat occupant
If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners that may seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
enhance occupant protection by managing occupant for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
energy during an impact event
infant and child restraint systems. For more information
on LATCH, refer to Lower Anchors and Tether for
All seat belt systems (except the driver’s and third row
CHildren (LATCH).
center) include Automatic Locking Retractors (ALRs),
which lock the seat belt webbing into position by NOTE: The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage
extending the belt all the way out and then adjusting inflator design. This allows the air bag to have different
the belt to the desired length to restrain a child seat or rates of inflation based on several factors, including the
secure a large item in a seat
severity and type of collision.
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Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under
risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
their arm.
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride 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
buckled up in a rear seat.
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
(Refer to “Child Restraints”)
WARNING!
Infants in rear facing child restraints should never
ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger
Advanced Front Air Bag. An air bag deployment can
cause severe injury or death to infants in that position.
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
Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat
moved back as far as practical to allow the Advanced
belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be
Front Air Bags room to inflate.
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or belt4. Do not lean against the door or window. If your
positioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
vehicle has side air bags, and deployment occurs, the
child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
side air bags will inflate forcefully into the space
ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow
between you and the door.
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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.
WARNING! (Continued)
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) and Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) also
need room to inflate. Do not lean against the door or
window. Sit upright in the center of the seat.
• In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or
other passengers, or you can be thrown out of the
vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your
vehicle are buckled up properly.
• Being too close to the Supplemental Side Air Bag
Inflatable Curtain (SABIC) and/or Seat-Mounted
Side Air Bag (SAB) during deployment could cause
you to be severely injured or killed.
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Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even belt will lock and reduce the risk of you striking the
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver inside of the vehicle or being thrown out.
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen
far away from home or on your own street.
WARNING!
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of
ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All seats in your vehicle are equipped with lap/shoulder
belts.
The belt webbing in the retractor is designed to lock
during very sudden stops or collisions. This feature
allows the shoulder part of the belt to move freely with
you under normal conditions. However, in a collision the
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of a collision the best.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear
your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers
safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in a collision, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
2. The seat belt latch plate is near the seatback of the
front seats and next to your arm in the rear seats.
Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the
latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to allow
the belt to go around your lap.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
Pulling Out Belt and Latch Plate
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3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click”.
WARNING!
• A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the
vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck
injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder
bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that
your strongest bones will take the force in a collision.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during a collision. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
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WARNING!
• A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will
not protect you properly. The lap portion could ride
too high on your body, possibly causing internal
injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle
nearest you.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you properly. In a sudden stop you could move too far
forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear
your seat belt snugly.
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.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t
be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across
your abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as
possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt 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.
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not
disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they have
been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.).
Third Row Center Shoulder Belt Instructions
The shoulder belt for the third row center seat is located
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is in the headliner slightly behind the third row seat.
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retracPull the strap down and secure the small latch plate of
tor will withdraw any slack in the belt.
the lap belt into the small buckle until you hear a “click”.
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.
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Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is anchorage downward, squeeze the actuation buttons
comfortable and not resting on your neck. When the belt while simultaneously pushing down on the anchorage
is long enough to fit , insert the large latch plate into the assembly.
buckle until you hear a “click.” The retractor should
withdraw any slack in the belt.
To release the small latch plate, position the end of the
large latch plate against the red button on the small latch
plate and push upward. Reinstall the latch plates into the
headliner.
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the front seats and the second row outboard seats, the
shoulder belt anchorage can be adjusted upward or
downward to help position the belt away from your
neck. The upper anchorage can be adjusted upward by
pushing anywhere on the anchorage. To move the
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As a guide, if you are shorter than average you will
prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average
you will prefer a higher position. When you release the
anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that
it is locked in position.
First Row
Second Row
Third Row
Driver
N/A
ALR
ALR
Center
N/A
N/A
Cinch
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
• N/A — Not Applicable
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with an Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) or
a cinching latch plate 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 Restraint” section. The chart below
defines the type of feature for each seating position.
• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
Passenger
ALR
ALR
ALR
If the passenger seating position is equipped with an
ALR and is being used for normal usage:
Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably
wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not
activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a
ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing
to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull
out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfortably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click.⬙
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Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) —
If Equipped
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre-locked.
The belt will still retract to remove any slack in the
shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is available
on all passenger-seating positions with a combination
lap/shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode anytime a child safety seat is installed in a seating position
that has a belt with this feature. Children 12 years old
and under should always be properly restrained in the
rear seat.
How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
the entire belt is extracted.
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking
Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency)
locking mode.
WARNING!
• The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced if
the seat belt assembly Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) feature or any other seat belt function is not
working properly when checked according to the
procedures in the Service Manual.
• Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly
could increase the risk of injury in collisions.
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NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be
This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy
worn snugly and positioned properly.
Management feature in the front seating positions to help
further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretencollision.
sioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or
This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is
a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
designed to release webbing in a controlled manner. This
feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR)
the occupant’s chest.
These head restraints are passive, deployable compoSeat Belt Pretensioners
nents, and vehicles with this equipment cannot be readily
The seat belts for both front seating positions are identified by any markings, only through visual inspecequipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to tion of the head restraint. The head restraint will be split
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision. in two halves, with the front half being soft foam and
These devices may improve the performance of the seat trim, the back half being decorative plastic.
Energy Management Feature
belt by assuring that the belt is tight about the occupant How The Active Head Restraints (AHR) Work
early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occuThe Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines
pants, including those in child restraints.
whether the severity, or type of rear impact will require
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the Active Head Restraints (AHR) to deploy. If a rear
impact requires deployment, both the driver and front
passenger seat AHRs will be deployed.
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When AHRs deploy during a rear impact, the front half
of the head restraint extends forward to minimize the gap
between the back of the occupant’s head and the AHR.
This system is designed to help prevent or reduce the
extent of injuries to the driver and front passenger in
certain types of rear impacts.
NOTE: The Active Head Restraints (AHR) may or may
not deploy in the event of a front or side impact.
Active Head Restraint (AHR) Components
However if during a front impact, a secondary rear
impact occurs, the AHR may deploy based on the sever- 1 — Head Restraint Front Half 3 — Head Restraint Back Half
ity and type of the impact.
(Soft Foam and Trim)
(Decorative Plastic Rear Cover)
2 — Seatback
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1. Grasp the deployed AHR from the rear seat.
CAUTION!
All occupants, including the driver, should not operate a vehicle or sit in a vehicle’s seat until the head
restraints are placed in their proper positions in order
to minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a
collision.
NOTE: For more information on properly adjusting and
positioning the head restraint, refer to “Adjusting Active
Head Restraints” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle”.
Resetting Active Head Restraints (AHR)
Hand Positioning Points On AHR
If the Active Head Restraints are triggered in a collision, 2. Position the hands on the top of the deployed AHR at
you must reset the head restraint on the driver’s and
a comfortable position.
front passenger seat. You can recognize when the Active
Head Restraint has been triggered by the fact that they
have moved forward (as shown in step three of the
resetting procedure).
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3. Pull down then rearward towards the rear of the vehicle
then down to engage the locking mechanism.
2
3 — Final Downward Movement To Engage Locking Mechanism
1 — Downward Movement
2 — Rearward Movement
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4. The AHR front soft foam and trim half should lock • For safety reasons, have the Active Head Restraints
into the back decorative plastic half.
checked by a qualified specialist at an authorized
dealer.
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.
The BeltAlert威 warning sequence begins after the vehicle
speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h), by blinking the Seat Belt
NOTE:
Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime.
• If you have difficulties or problems resetting the Active Once the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire
duration or until the respective seatbelts are fastened.
Head Restraints, see an authorized dealer.
After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder
AHR In Reset Position
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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.
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
throughout their pregnancies. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is a collision.
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Seat Belt Extender
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended and
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
long enough. When it is not required, remove the extender and store it.
This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the
driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air
Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the air bag covers.
In addition, the vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental
Driver Side Knee Air Bag mounted in the instrument
panel below the steering column.
WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use
when the lap belt is not long enough when it is worn
low and snug, and in the recommended seating
positions. Remove and store the extender when not
needed.
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NOTE: The Driver and Front Passenger Advanced Front
Air Bags are certified to the new Federal regulations for
Advanced Air Bags.
The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage inflator
design. This allows the air bag to have different rates of
inflation based on several factors, including the severity
and type of collision.
This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the
inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon
seat position.
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
1 — Driver And Passenger
Advanced Front Air Bags
3 — Supplemental Driver Side
Knee Air Bag
2 — Knee Bolster
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether
the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The
seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the
Advanced Front Air Bags.
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This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Side Air Bag
Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the driver, front,
and rear passengers sitting next to a window. The SABIC
air bags are located above the side windows and their
covers are also labeled: SRS AIRBAG.
Air Bag System Components
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag
system components:
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Seat- • Air Bag Warning Light
Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) to provide enhanced • Steering Wheel and Column
protection for an occupant during a side impact. The
• Instrument Panel
SABs are located in the outboard side of the front seats.
• Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
NOTE:
• Knee Impact Bolster
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
• Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
but they will open during air bag deployment.
• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an • Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
authorized dealer immediately.
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
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• Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch,
and Seat Track Position Sensors
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
The Advanced Front Air Bag system has multistage
driver and front passenger air bags. This system provides
output appropriate to the severity and type of collision as
determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC),
which may receive information from the front impact
sensors.
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires air bag deployment. This low output
is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy output is
used for more severe collisions.
WARNING!
• No objects should be placed over or near the air bag
on the instrument panel, because any such objects
could cause harm if the vehicle is in a collision
severe enough to cause the air bag to inflate.
• Do not put anything on or around the air bag covers
or attempt to open them manually. You may damage
the air bags and you could be injured because the air
bags may no longer be functional. The protective
covers for the air bag cushions are designed to open
only when the air bags are inflating.
• Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in
any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster
such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band radios, etc.
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Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
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
air bag only and a right-side impact deploys the right air
bag only.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) may
provide enhanced protection to help protect an occupant
during a side impact. The SAB is marked with an air bag
label sewn into the outboard side of the front seats
“ONLY”.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC)
SABIC air bags may offer side-impact and vehicle rollover protection to front and rear seat outboard occupants
in addition to that provided by the body structure. Each
air bag features inflated chambers placed adjacent to the
head of each outboard occupant that reduce the potential
for side-impact head injuries. The SABIC deploy downward, covering both windows on the impact side.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag Label
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NOTE:
• Should a vehicle rollover occur, the pretensioners
and/or SAB and SABIC air bags on both sides of the
vehicle may deploy.
• 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 and SABIC air bags during
deployment could cause you to be severely injured or
killed.
The system includes side impact sensors that are calibrated to deploy the side air bags during impacts that
require air bag occupant protection.
WARNING!
• Your vehicle is equipped with left and right
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC), do not stack luggage or other cargo up
high enough to block the location of the SABIC.
The area where the SABIC is located should remain
free from any obstructions.
• Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects
between you and the side air bags; the performance
could be adversely affected and/or objects could be
pushed into you, causing serious injury.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Your vehicle is equipped with SABIC air bags, do
not have any accessory items installed which will
alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to your
vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation
on the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof of the
vehicle for any reason.
• Do not allow occupants to extend any part of their
body outside of the window.
SAB and SABIC air bags are a supplement to the seat belt
restraint system. Occupants, including children who are
up against or very close to SAB or SABIC air bags can be
seriously injured or killed. Occupants, especially children, should not lean on or sleep against the door, side
windows, or area where the SAB or SABIC air bags
inflate, even if they are in an infant or child restraint.
Always sit upright as possible with your back against the
seat back, use the seat belts properly, and use the appropriate sized child restraint, infant restraint or booster seat
recommended for the size and weight of the child.
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
The Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag provides
enhanced protection and works together with the Driver
Advanced Front Air Bag during a frontal impact.
Knee Impact Bolster
The Knee Impact Bolster helps protect the knees of the
front passenger, and position the front occupant for the
best interaction with the Advanced Front Air Bag.
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Air Bags work with the 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.
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Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
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 ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system
The Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver
required for this vehicle.
Side Knee Air Bag will not deploy in all frontal collisions,
The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or including some that may produce substantial vehicle
side air bags in a frontal or side collision is required. damage — for example, some pole collisions, truck
Based on the impact sensor’s signals, a central electronic underrides, and angle offset collisions. On the other
ORC deploys the Advanced Front Air Bags, SABIC air hand, depending on the type and location of impact,
bags, SABs, Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag, and Advanced Front Air Bags may deploy in crashes with
front seat belt pretensioners, as required, depending on little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a severe
several factors, including the severity and type of impact. initial deceleration.
Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver Side The side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions.
Knee Air Bag are designed to provide additional protec- Side air bag deployment will depend on the severity and
tion by supplementing the seat belts in certain frontal type of collision.
collisions depending on several factors, including the
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Also, the ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning
Light in the instrument panel for approximately four to eight seconds for a self-check
when the ignition is first turned on. After the
self-check, the Air Bag Warning Light will turn off. If the
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all colliORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it
sions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
turns on the Air Bag Warning Light, either momentarily
away from an inflating air bag.
or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of comes on again after initial startup.
the air bag system whenever the ignition switch is in the
It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instruSTART or ON/RUN position. If the key is in the OFF
ment cluster Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is
position, in the ACC position, or not in the ignition, the
noted that could affect the air bag system. The diagnosair bag system is not on and the air bags will not inflate.
tics also record the nature of the malfunction.
The ORC contains a backup power supply system that
may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power or
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
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
The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units are located in the center of the steering
wheel and on the right side of the instrument panel.
When the ORC detects a collision requiring the Advanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A large
quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
Advanced Front Air Bags. Different air bag inflation rates
are possible, based on several factors, including the
collision type and severity. The steering wheel hub trim
cover and the upper right side of the instrument panel
separate and fold out of the way as the air bags inflate to
their full size. The air bags fully inflate in about 50 to
70 milliseconds. This is about half of the time it takes to
blink your eyes. The air bags then quickly deflate while
helping to restrain the driver and front passenger.
The Advanced Front Air Bag gas is vented through the
vent holes in the sides of the air bag. In this way, the air
bags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle.
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag Inflator
Unit
The Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag unit is
located in the instrument panel trim beneath the steering
column. 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
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the Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag. The trim
cover separates and folds out of the way allowing the air
bag to inflate to the full size. The air bag fully inflates in
about 15 to 20 milliseconds. The Supplemental Driver
Side Knee Air Bag gas is vented through small vent holes
in the side of the air bag.
occupant and the door. The SAB fully inflate in about
10 milliseconds. The side air bag moves at a very high
speed and with such a high force that it could injure you if
you are not seated properly, or if items are positioned in the
area where the side air bag inflates. This especially applies
to children.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB)
Inflator Units
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) Inflator Units
The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) are During collisions where the impact is confined to a
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may
designed to activate only in certain side collisions.
deploy the SABIC air bags, depending on the severity
The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side and type of collision. In these events, the ORC will
air bags to inflate, based on the severity and type of deploy the SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle.
collision.
A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side
Based on the severity and type of collision, the side air bag curtain air bag. The inflating side curtain air bag pushes
inflator on the crash side of the vehicle may be triggered, the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and
releasing a quantity of non-toxic gas. The inflating SAB covers the window. The air bag inflates in about 30 milexits through the seat seam into the space between the liseconds (about one-quarter of the time that it takes
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to blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you
are not belted and seated properly, or if items are
positioned in the area where the side curtain air bag
inflates. This especially applies to children. The side
curtain air bag is only about 3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick when
it is inflated.
Enhanced Accident Response System
In the event of an impact causing air bag deployment, if
the communication network remains intact, and the
power remains intact, depending on the nature of the
event the ORC will determine whether to have the
Enhanced Accident Response System perform the followBecause air bag sensors estimate deceleration over time, ing functions:
vehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of Cut off fuel to the engine.
whether or not an air bag should have deployed.
Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
NOTE: In a rollover the pretensioners and/or SAB and until the ignition key is turned off.
SABIC air bags may deploy on both sides of the vehicle.
Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as the
Front And Side Impact Sensors
battery has power or until the ignition key is removed.
In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the Unlock the doors automatically.
ORC in determining appropriate response to impact
In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System
events.
functions after an event, the ignition switch must be
changed from IGN ON to IGN OFF.
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• As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like
If A Deployment Occurs
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for air
immediately after deployment.
bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the
NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
the air bag system.
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s inor all of the following may occur:
structions for cleaning.
• The nylon air bag material may sometimes cause
abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have defront passenger as the air bags deploy and unfold. The ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those bags will not be in place to protect you.
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
immediately.
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Maintaining Your Air Bag System
WARNING!
Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners can not
protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
seat belt pretensioners, and the front seat belt retractor assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer immediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) system serviced as well.
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the air bag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured if the air bag system is not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or
add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air
bag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an air bag system.
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Air Bag Warning Light
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.
You will want to have the air bags ready to
inflate for your protection in a collision. The
Air Bag Warning Light monitors the internal
circuits and interconnecting wiring associated
with air bag system electrical components. While the air
bag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of
the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service
the air bag system immediately.
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on for
approximately four to eight seconds when the ignition
switch is first turned to ON/RUN.
• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the
approximate four to eight-second interval.
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving.
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NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. The air bags may
not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly
check the fuse block for blown fuses. Refer to the label
located on the inside of the fuse block cover for the
proper air bag fuses. See your authorized dealer if the
fuse is good.
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts
were buckled/fastened;
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the
accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
These data can help provide a better understanding of
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder
(EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in
certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air
bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will
assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to
vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle
is designed to record such data as:
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location)
are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a
crash investigation.
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To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the
vehicle or the EDR.
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
Child Restraints
seat Owner’s Manual to make sure you have the correct
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
seat for your child.
times, including babies and children. Every state in the
United States, and every Canadian province, requires Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it has
that small children ride in proper restraint systems. This a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. You should also make sure that you can install
is the law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
it in the vehicle where you will use it.
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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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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
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 91
old. Children should remain rearward-facing until they
reach the highest weight or height allowed by their
Safety experts recommend that children ride rearwardconvertible child seat.
facing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until
they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear
WARNING!
facing child safety seat. Two types of child restraints can
be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and convertible • Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
child seats.
air bag. A deploying passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child
The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
12 years or younger, including a child in a rearward
vehicle. It is recommended for children from birth until
facing infant seat.
they reach the weight or height limit of the infant carrier.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a rear
Convertible child seats can be used either rearwardseat.
facing or forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child
seats often have a higher weight limit in the rearward- Older Children And Child Restraints
facing direction than infant carriers do, so they can be
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown
used rearward-facing by children who have outgrown
their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forwardtheir infant carrier but are still less than at least two years
facing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and
Infants And Child Restraints
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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.
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.
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 Children Too Large For Booster Seats
in the vehicle by the seat belt.
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
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seatback, should use the seat belt in a rear seat. Use this If the answer to any of these questions was “no,” then the
simple 5-step test to decide whether the child can use the child still needs to use a booster seat in this vehicle. If the
vehicle’s seat belt alone:
child is using the lap/shoulder belt, check belt fit peri1. Can the child sit all the way back against the back of odically. A child’s squirming or slouching can move the
belt out of position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face
the vehicle seat?
or neck, move the child closer to the center of the vehicle.
2. Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the front Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an arm
of the vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the or behind their back.
way back?
3. Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder
between their neck and arm?
4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching
the child’s thighs and not their stomach?
5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
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Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
Restraint Type
Combined
Weight of the
Child + Child
Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Use any attachment method shown with an “X” Below
LATCH –
Seat Belt Only
LATCH –
Seat Belt + Top
Lower Anchors
Lower Anchors
Tether Anchor
Only
+ Top Tether
Anchor
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
Restraint System
Your vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower
Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system
has three vehicle anchor points for installing LATCHequipped child seats. There are two lower anchorages
located at the back of the seat cushion where it meets the
seatback and one top tether anchorage located behind the
seating position. These anchorages are used to install
LATCH-equipped child seats without using the vehicle’s
seat belts. Some seating positions may have a top tether
anchorage but no lower anchorages. In these seating
positions, the seat belt must be used with the top tether
anchorage to install the child restraint. Please see the
following table for more information.
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LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
Second Row Bench
Second Row Captains Chairs
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
N/A
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combined weight of the child and the child
restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
and tether anchor instead of the LATCH
system once the combined weight is more
than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Do not use the seat belt when you use the
LATCH anchorage system to attach a rearfacing or forward-facing child restraint.
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Can two child restraints be attached using a
common lower LATCH anchorage?
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the
back of the front passenger seat?
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with
two or more child restraints. If the center
position does not have dedicated LATCH
lower anchorages, use the seat belt to install
a child seat in the center position next to a
child seat using the LATCH anchorages in
an outboard position.
Yes
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.
Yes; second row outboard positions only, third row all positions.
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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. 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 the gap between the seatback and seat cushion.
2
LATCH Anchorages (Second Row Anchorages Shown)
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LATCH Anchorages (Third Row 60/40 Anchorages Shown)
LATCH Anchorages (Third Row 60/40 Anchorage Shown)
LATCH-compatible child restraint systems will be
Locating The LATCH Anchorages
equipped with a rigid bar or a flexible strap on each side.
In addition, there are tether strap anchors lo- Each will have a hook or connector to attach to the lower
cated behind each rear seatback, near to the anchorage and a way to tighten the connection to the
floor.
anchorage. Forward-facing child restraints and some
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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 – Commercial Cargo Vehicles
(No Factory Installed Rear Seats) — If Equipped
Center Seat LATCH
If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks
the seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position,
do not use that outboard position. If a child seat in the
center position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or
seat belt, do not install a child seat in that outboard
position.
WARNING!
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.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
than one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing
The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for
typical installation instructions.
Always follow the directions of the child restraint manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child
restraint systems will be installed as described here.
Always follow the directions of the child restraint manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child
restraint systems will be installed as described here.
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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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Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with either a Switchable Automatic Locking
Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch plate or both. Both
types of seat belts are designed to keep the lap portion of
the seat belt tight around the child restraint so that it is
not necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR 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,
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
when webbing is pulled tight and straight through a
child restraint’s belt path. Please see the table below and
the following sections for more information about both
types of seat belts.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems for Installing Child Restraints in this Vehicle
2
Second Row Bench
Second Row Captains Chair
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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; second row outboard positions only, third row all positions.
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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5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing
out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing to retract
Place the child seat in the center of the seating
back into the retractor. As the webbing retracts, you
position. For some second row seats, you may need to
will hear a clicking sound. This means the seat belt is
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
now in the Automatic Locking mode.
better fit.
6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is
Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor
locked, you should not be able to pull out any webto pass it through the belt path of the child restraint.
bing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
“click.”
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
vehicle seat.
Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight
against the child seat.
Installing A Child Restraint with a Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
1.
2.
3.
4.
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8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect Latch Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating position.
strap. Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tethers for ChilFor some second row seats, you may need to recline the
dren (LATCH) Restraint System” for directions to
seat and / or raise the head restraint to get a better fit.
attach a tether anchor.
2. Next, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the
9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
retractor to pass it through the belt path of the child
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
path.
in any direction.
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
“click.”
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
4. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
vehicle seat.
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5. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
strap. Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) Restraint System” for directions to
attach a tether anchor.
the latch plate into the buckle with the release button
facing out, away from the child restraint. Repeat steps 4
to 6, above, to complete the installation of the child
restraint.
If the buckle or the cinching latch plate is too close to the
belt path opening of the child restraint, you may have
trouble tightening the seat belt. If this happens, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle and twist the short
buckle-end belt up to three full turns to shorten it. Insert
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage.
You may need to move the seat forward to provide
better access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top
tether anchorage for that seating position (see the
charts above), move the child restraint to another
position in the vehicle if one is available.
If the belt still cannot be tightened after you shorten the
buckle, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn
6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by the buckle around one half turn, and insert the latch plate
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt into the buckle again. If you still cannot make the child
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm) restraint installation tight, try a different seating position.
in any direction.
Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the Anchorage — Second Row Captains Chairs
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
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2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
for the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If
your vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head
restraints, raise the head restraint, and where possible,
route the tether strap under the head restraint and
between the two posts. If not possible, lower the head
restraint and pass the tether strap around the outboard
side of the head restraint.
3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to
the top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting (Second Row
Anchorage Shown)
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WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the 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.
LATCH Anchorages (Third Row 60/40 Anchorage Shown)
Transporting Pets
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child Air Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
An unrestrained pet could be thrown about and possibly
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
a collision.
Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
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COMMERCIAL CARGO VEHICLES (NO FACTORY
INSTALLED REAR SEATS) — IF EQUIPPED
Commercial cargo vehicles are not designed for use as a
family vehicle and are not intended for carrying children
in the front passenger seat. However, if you must carry a
child in a vehicle without a rear seat, the passenger seat
should be moved to the full rearward position and the
child must be in a proper restraint system based on its
age, size and weight.
WARNING!
NEVER carry a child in a rear facing infant carrier in
a vehicle without rear seats. In a collision, serious
injury or death may occur from the deploying passenger airbag.
Commercial Child Restraint Tether Anchor
This vehicle is equipped with a child restraint tether
anchor located on the lower rear of the front passenger
seat. Use this tether anchor to secure only forwardfacing child restraints equipped with an upper tether
strap.
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WARNING!
Rearward-facing infant restraints must never be secured in the passenger seat of a vehicle with a
passenger airbag. In a collision, a passenger airbag
may deploy causing severe injury or death to infants
riding in rearward-facing infant restraints.
Restraining Infants And Small Children In
Commercial Cargo Vehicles
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult safety belt. Use the restraint that is
correct for your child:
• The forward-facing child seat is for children from
about 20 to 40 lbs (9 to 18 kg), and more than one year
old.
• A convertible child seat, one that is designed to be
used for children who are too heavy for a rearwardfacing infant seat, may be used IN THE FORWARD
FACING POSITION ONLY, IT MUST NEVER BE INSTALLED FACING TO THE REAR IN A COMMERCIAL CARGO VEHICLE. When a convertible seat is
properly installed facing forward, the vehicle seat
should be adjusted to the rear most position.
• Children more than 40 lbs (18 kg) should be secured in
the passenger seat in a child restraint or beltpositioning booster seat with the seat adjusted to the
rear most position. Older children who do not use
child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
ride properly buckled in the passenger seat with the
seat adjusted to the rearmost position. Never allow
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or
under their arm.
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5. Following the child seat manufacturer’s instructions,
tighten the child restraint tether strap.
To secure the child restraint upper tether strap to the
vehicle, follow the instructions shown:
6. Inspect the tether anchor strap for nicks, abrasions,
discoloration, and loose threads. If these, or any other
1. Locate the child restraint tether anchor on the lower
condition that might affect the performance of the
rear of the front passenger seat.
strap is observed, DO NOT USE. Contact your autho2. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s directions
rized dealership for a replacement part.
for proper use of connecting the child restraint to the
extended tether strap.
WARNING!
Tether Installation For Commercial Cargo Vehicles
3. Route the tether strap under the head rest.
NOTE: Ensure that the child restraint tether strap is
centered between the headrest supports underneath the
head rest.
4. Using the hook attached to the child restraint tether
strap, attach the child restraint tether strap to the metal
anchor on the lower rear of the front passenger seat.
The vehicle tether anchor is designed to be used with a
child restraint only. It should not be used for any other
purpose. Before use, inspect the tether anchor strap for
nicks, abrasions, discoloration, and loose threads. If
these or any other condition that might affect the
performance of the strap is observed, DO NOT USE
that strap. Personal injury may result. Contact your
authorized dealer for a replacement part.
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ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
CAUTION!
A long break-in period is not required for the engine and
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil
in the engine or damage may result.
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or NOTE: A new engine may consume some oil during its
first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This
55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
should be considered a normal part of the break-in and
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the
not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in.
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detri- SAFETY TIPS
mental and should be avoided.
Transporting Passengers
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil changes NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
should be consistent with anticipated climate conditions AREA.
under which vehicle operations will occur. For the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”.
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Exhaust Gas
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.
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.
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WARNING! (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.
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
Seat Belts
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
system.
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
or retractor condition, replace the belt.
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the com- Air Bag Warning Light
plete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
The light should come on and remain on for
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
four to eight seconds as a bulb check when the
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light is
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
not lit during starting, see your authorized
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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dealer. If the light stays on, flickers, or comes on while
driving, have the system checked by an authorized
dealer.
Defroster
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You should be able to
feel the air directed against the windshield. See your
authorized dealer for service if your defroster is inoperable.
Floor Mat Safety Information
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.
• 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
Tires
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.
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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Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid, or
brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause should be
located and corrected immediately.
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CONTENTS
䡵 MIRRORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped . . . .128
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . .129
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
▫ Driver’s Outside Automatic Dimming
Mirror — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
▫ Outside Mirrors Folding Feature . . . . . . . . . .130
▫ Power Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .131
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .132
▫ Tilt Mirrors In Reverse (Available With
Memory Seat Only) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .132
▫ Power Folding Mirrors — If Equipped. . . . . . .132
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . .133
䡵 BLIND SPOT MONITORING —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
▫ Rear Cross Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
▫ Modes Of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
䡵 Uconnect威 Phone — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . .142
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
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▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
▫ Uconnect威 Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
▫ Manual Front/Second Row Seat Adjuster . . . .185
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . .159
▫ Manual Reclining Seats — If Equipped . . . . . .186
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect威 Phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
䡵 VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . .172
▫ Voice Command System Operation . . . . . . . . .172
▫ Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
▫ Voice Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
䡵 SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
▫ Power Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
▫ Power Lumbar — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .182
▫ Stow ’n Go威 Seating — If Equipped . . . . . . . .191
▫ Quad Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
▫ Second Row Bench Seat — If Equipped . . . . . .202
▫ Third Row Power Recline — If Equipped. . . . .203
▫ Third Row Power Folding Seat —
If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
▫ Manually Folding Third Row Seats —
If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
▫ Plastic Grocery Bag Retainer Hooks. . . . . . . . .209
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䡵 DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED . . . .209
▫ Front Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .219
▫ Setting Memory Positions And Linking RKE
Transmitter To Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
▫ Dimmer Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
▫ Easy Entry/Exit Seat (Available With
Memory Seat ONLY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
䡵 TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .214
䡵 LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
▫ Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . .217
▫ Headlights On With Wipers — If Equipped . . .217
▫ Headlight Delay — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .217
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . .218
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ Battery Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
䡵 WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHERS . . . . . .223
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
▫ Windshield Washers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
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124 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
▫ Rear Wiper And Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225 䡵 PARKSENSE威 REAR PARK ASSIST —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped . . . . . . . .225
▫ ParkSense威 Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN . . .227
▫ ParkSense威 Warning Display . . . . .
䡵 HEATED STEERING WHEEL —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
▫ ParkSense威 Display . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . .235
. . . . . . . .235
. . . . . . . .235
. . . . . . . .236
䡵 ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . .229
▫ Enabling/Disabling ParkSense威 . . . . . . . . . . .239
䡵 ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
▫ Service The ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
▫ Cleaning The ParkSense威 System . . . . . . . . . .240
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
▫ ParkSense威 System Usage Precautions . . . . . . .240
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
䡵 PARKVIEW威 REAR BACK UP CAMERA —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
▫ Turning ParkView威 On Or Off — With
Navigation/Multimedia Radio . . . . . . . . . . . .245
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▫ Turning ParkView威 On Or Off — Without
Navigation/Multimedia Radio . . . . . . . . . . . .245
䡵 OVERHEAD CONSOLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
▫ Front Overhead Console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
▫ Courtesy/Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
▫ Sunglass Storage (Non-Sunroof Only) . . . . . . .247
▫ Rear Courtesy/Reading Lights — If Equipped. . .249
▫ Rear Overhead Consoles — If Equipped . . . . .249
䡵 GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED . . .250
▫ Before You Begin Programming HomeLink威. . .252
▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . . .252
▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . .254
▫ Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button . . .255
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . . .255
▫ Using HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
䡵 POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .260
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . .261
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . .261
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
▫ Sunshade Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
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▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262 䡵 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
▫ Glove Compartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
▫ Door Trim Panel Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
▫ Sunroof Fully Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
▫ Driver Seatback Storage — If Equipped . . . . . .275
䡵 ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
▫ Umbrella Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
䡵 POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED. . . . . . . . .268
䡵 CUPHOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
▫ Instrument Panel Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
▫ Super Console — If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . .270
▫ Premium Console Cupholders — If Equipped . . .271
▫ Interior Bottle Holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
▫ Smoker’s Package Kit — If Equipped . . . . . . .273
▫ Second Row Seat Storage Bins — If Equipped . . .276
▫ Storage Bin Safety Warning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
▫ Coat Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
▫ Cargo Area Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
䡵 CONSOLE FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
▫ Basic Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
▫ Premium Console — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .282
▫ Super Console — If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . .285
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䡵 RAM CARGO VAN FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . .287 䡵 ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED . . . .291
▫ Ram Cargo Van Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
▫ Deploying the Crossbars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
䡵 REAR WINDOW FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290 䡵 SUN SCREENS — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . .297
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
䡵 LOAD LEVELING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED . . . .291
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128 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped
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.
Headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small
control under the mirror to the night position (toward the
rear of the vehicle). The mirror should be adjusted while
set in the day position (toward the windshield).
Manual Rearview Mirror
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Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you. You can turn the feature on or
off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror. A light
to the left of the button will illuminate to indicate when
the dimming feature is activated. The sensor to the right
of the button does not illuminate.
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NOTE: This feature is disabled when the vehicle is
moving in reverse.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
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130 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Outside Mirrors
Driver’s Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror —
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s) If Equipped
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight The driver’s outside mirror will automatically adjust for
glare from vehicles behind you. This feature is controlled
overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror.
by the inside automatic dimming mirror and will automatically adjust for headlight glare when the inside
WARNING!
mirror adjusts.
Vehicles and other objects seen in an outside convex
mirror will look smaller and farther away than they Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
really are. Relying too much on side convex mirrors All outside mirrors are hinged and may be moved either
could cause you to collide with another vehicle or forward or rearward to resist damage. The hinges have
other object. Use your inside mirror when judging three detent positions:
the size or distance of a vehicle seen in a side convex
• full forward
mirror.
• full rearward and
• normal.
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The power mirror controls consist of mirror select butThe power mirror controls are located on the driver-side tons and a four-way mirror control switch. To adjust a
mirror, press either the L (left) or R (right) to select the
door trim panel.
mirror that you want to adjust.
Power Mirrors — If Equipped
NOTE: A light in the selected button will illuminate
indicating the mirror is activated and can be adjusted.
Using the mirror control switch, press on any of the four
arrows for the direction that you want the mirror to
move.
Left and Right side power mirror preselected positions can
be controlled by the optional Driver Memory Seat Feature.
Refer to “Driver Memory Seat” in “Understanding The
Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Power Mirror Controls
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132 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
feature is activated whenever you turn on the rear
window defroster. Refer to “Rear Window Features” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Tilt Mirrors In Reverse (Available With Memory
Seat Only) — If Equipped
Tilt Mirrors in Reverse provides automatic outside mirror
positioning which will aid the drivers view of the ground
rearward of the front doors. The driver’s outside mirror
will move slightly downward from the present position
when the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE. The driver’s
outside mirror will then return to the original position
when the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE position.
Each stored memory setting will have an associated Tilt
Mirrors in Reverse position.
NOTE: The Tilt Mirrors in Reverse feature is not enabled
when delivered from the factory. The Tilt Mirrors in
Reverse feature can be enabled or disabled in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/CustomerProgrammable Features” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
Power Folding Mirrors — If Equipped
The switch for the power folding mirrors is located
between the power mirror switches L (left) and R (right).
Press the switch once and the mirrors will fold in,
pressing the switch a second time will return the mirrors
to the normal driving position.
NOTE: If the vehicle speed is greater than 10 mph
(16 km/h) the folding feature will be disabled.
If the mirrors are in the folded position, and vehicle
speed is equal or greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), they
will automatically unfold.
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Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
BLIND SPOT MONITORING — IF EQUIPPED
An illuminated vanity mirror is located on the sun visor.
To use the mirror, rotate the sun visor down and swing
the mirror cover upward. The lights turn on automatically. Closing the mirror cover turns off the lights.
The Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system uses two radarbased sensors, located inside the rear bumper fascia, to
detect highway licensable vehicles (automobiles, trucks,
motorcycles, etc.) that enter the blind spot zones from the
rear/front/side of the vehicle.
Illuminated Mirror
Rear Detection Zones
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134 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
When the vehicle is started, the BSM warning light will NOTE:
momentarily illuminate in both outside rear view mirrors • The BSM system does NOT alert the driver about
to let the driver know that the system is operational. The
rapidly approaching vehicles that are outside the deBSM system sensors operate when the vehicle is in any
tection zones.
forward gear or REVERSE and enters stand-by mode
• The BSM system detection zone DOES NOT change if
when the vehicle is in PARK.
your vehicle is towing a trailer. Therefore, visually
The BSM detection zone covers approximately one lane
verify the adjacent lane is clear for both your vehicle
and trailer before making a lane change. If the trailer or
on both sides of the vehicle (11 ft or 3.35 m). The zone
other object (i.e., bicycle, sports equipment) extends
starts at the outside rear view mirror and extends apbeyond the side of your vehicle, this may result in the
proximately 20 ft (6 m) to the rear of the vehicle. The BSM
BSM warning light remaining illuminated the entire
system monitors the detection zones on both sides of the
time the vehicle is in a forward gear.
vehicle when the vehicle speed reaches approximately
6 mph (10 km/h) or higher and will alert the driver of The area on the rear fascia where the radar sensors are
vehicles in these areas.
located must remain free of snow, ice, and dirt/road
contamination so that the BSM system can function
properly. Do not block the area of the rear fascia where
the radar sensors are located with foreign objects (bumper stickers, bicycle racks, etc.).
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Sensor Locations
BSM Warning Light
The BSM system notifies the driver of objects in the
detection zones by illuminating the BSM warning light
located in the outside mirrors in addition to sounding an
audible (chime) alert and reducing the radio volume.
Refer to “Modes Of Operation” for further information.
The BSM system monitors the detection zone from three
different entry points (side, rear, front) while driving to
see if an alert is necessary. The BSM system will issue an
alert during these types of zone entries.
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Entering From The Side
Entering From The Rear
Vehicles that move into your adjacent lanes from either Vehicles that come up from behind your vehicle on either
side of the vehicle.
side and enter the rear detection zone with a relative
speed of less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
Side Monitoring
Rear Monitoring
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Overtaking Traffic
If you pass another vehicle slowly (with a relative speed of
less than 10 mph (16 km/h) and the vehicle remains in the
blind spot for approximately 1.5 seconds, the warning light
will be illuminated. If the difference in speed between the
two vehicles is greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), the warning
light will not illuminate.
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Overtaking/Passing
Overtaking/Approaching
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The BSM system is designed not to issue an alert on The BSM system will not alert you of objects that are
stationary objects such as guardrails, posts, walls, foliage, traveling in the opposite direction of the vehicle in
berms, etc. However, occasionally the system may alert adjacent lanes.
on such objects. This is normal operation and your
vehicle does not require service.
Opposing Traffic
Stationary Objects
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WARNING!
The Blind Spot Monitoring system is only an aid to
help detect objects in the blind spot zones. The BSM
system is not designed to detect pedestrians, bicyclists, or animals. Even if your vehicle is equipped
with the BSM system, always check your vehicle’s
mirrors, glance over your shoulder, and use your turn
signal before changing lanes. Failure to do so can
result in serious injury or death.
Rear Cross Path
The Rear Cross Path (RCP) feature is intended to aid the
driver when backing out of parking spaces where their
vision of oncoming vehicles may be blocked. Proceed
slowly and cautiously out of the parking space until the
rear end of the vehicle is exposed. The RCP system will
then have a clear view of the cross traffic and if an
oncoming vehicle is detected, alert the driver.
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RCP Detection Zones
RCP monitors the rear detection zones on both sides of
the vehicle, for objects that are moving toward the side of
the vehicle with a minimum speed of approximately 1 to
2 mph (1 km/h to 3 km/h), to objects moving a maximum of approximately 10 mph (16 km/h), such as in
parking lot situations.
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NOTE: In a parking lot situation, oncoming vehicles can
be obscured by vehicles parked on either side. If the
sensors are blocked by other structures or vehicles, the
system will not be able to alert the driver.
Modes Of Operation
Three selectable modes of operation are available in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
When RCP is on and the vehicle is in REVERSE, the Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Underdriver is alerted using both the visual and audible standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
alarms, including reducing the radio volume.
Blind Spot Alert
WARNING!
RCP is not a Back Up Aid system. It is intended to be
used to help a driver detect an oncoming vehicle in a
parking lot situation. Drivers must be careful when
backing up, even when using RCP. Always check
carefully behind your vehicle, look behind you, and be
sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles,
obstructions, and blind spots before backing up. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
When operating in Blind Spot Alert mode, the BSM
system will provide a visual alert in the appropriate side
view mirror based on a detected object. However, when
the system is operating in RCP, the system will respond
with both visual and audible alerts when a detected
object is present. Whenever an audible alert is requested,
the radio is muted.
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When the system is in RCP, the system shall respond with
both visual and audible alerts when a detected object is
When operating in Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime mode,
present. Whenever an audible alert is requested, the radio
the BSM system will provide a visual alert in the approis also muted. Turn/hazard signal status is ignored; the
priate side view mirror based on a detected object. If the
RCP state always requests the chime.
turn signal is then activated, and it corresponds to an
alert present on that side of the vehicle, an audible chime Blind Spot Alert Off
will also be sounded. Whenever a turn signal and de- When the BSM system is turned off there will be no visual
tected object are present on the same side at the same or audible alerts from either the BSM or RCP systems.
time, both the visual and audio alerts will be issued. In
NOTE: The BSM system will store the current operating
addition to the audible alert the radio (if on) will also be
mode when the vehicle is shut off. Each time the vehicle
muted.
is started the previously stored mode will be recalled and
used.
NOTE:
Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime
• Whenever an audible alert is requested by the BSM Astronomy Zone — System Temporarily Unavailable
system, the radio is also muted.
When the vehicle enters this zone the blind spot system
• If the hazard flashers are on, the system will request will become temporarily unavailable and the EVIC will
display the message “ Blind spot system unavailablethe appropriate visual alert only.
Astronomy zone”. The side mirrors LED’s will be lit up
and stay lit until the vehicle exits the zone.
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142 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Uconnect姞 Phone — IF EQUIPPED
Uconnect威 Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, invehicle communications system. Uconnect威 Phone allows
you to dial a phone number with your mobile phone using
simple voice commands (e.g., “Call” ѧ “Mike” ѧ “Work” or
“Dial” ѧ “248-555-1212”). Your mobile phone’s audio is
transmitted through your vehicle’s audio system; the system will automatically mute your radio when using the
Uconnect威 Phone.
Uconnect威 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威 Phone is driven through your Bluetooth威
“Hands-Free Profile” mobile phone. Uconnect威 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威 Phone works no
NOTE: The Uconnect威 Phone requires a mobile phone matter where you stow your mobile phone (be it your
equipped with the Bluetooth威 “Hands-Free Profile”, Ver- purse, pocket, or briefcase), as long as your phone is turned
sion 0.96 or higher. See the Uconnect威 website for sup- on and has been paired to the vehicle’s Uconnect威 Phone.
The Uconnect威 Phone allows up to seven mobile phones to
ported phones.
be linked to the system. Only one linked (or paired) mobile
For Uconnect威 customer support, visit
phone can be used with the system at a time. The system is
www.UconnectPhone.com or call 1–877–855–8400.
available in English, Spanish, or French languages.
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Voice Command Button
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws, including laws regarding phone use. Your attention should be focused on safely operating the
vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a collision
causing serious injury or death.
Uconnect威 Phone Button
The radio or steering wheel controls (if
equipped) will contain the two control buttons
button and Voice Com(Uconnect威 Phone
mand
button) that will enable you to
access the system. When you press the button you will
hear the word Uconnect威 followed by a BEEP. The beep
is your signal to give a command.
Actual button location may vary with the radio.
The individual buttons are described in the
“Operation” section.
The Uconnect威 Phone can be used with any Hands-Free
Profile certified Bluetooth威 mobile phone. See the
Uconnect威 website for supported phones. Refer to your
mobile service provider or the phone manufacturer for
details.
The Uconnect威 Phone is fully integrated with the vehicle’s audio system. The volume of the Uconnect威 Phone
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right
switch), if so equipped.
The radio display will be used for visual prompts from
the Uconnect威 Phone such as “CELL” or caller ID on
certain radios.
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Operation
Voice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect威
Phone and to navigate through the Uconnect威 Phone
menu structure. Voice commands are required after most
Uconnect威 Phone prompts. You will be prompted for a
specific command and then guided through the available
options.
part of the command when you are asked for it. For
example, you can use the compound form voice command “Phonebook New Entry”, or you can break the
compound form command into two voice commands:
“Phonebook” and “New Entry”. Please remember, the
Uconnect威 Phone works best when you talk in a
normal conversational tone, as if speaking to someone
sitting a few feet/meters away from you.
• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for the
Voice Command Tree
beep, which follows the “Ready” prompt or another
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
prompt.
• For certain operations, compound commands can be
used. For example, instead of saying “Setup” and then
“Pair a Device”, the following compound command
can be said: “Pair a Bluetooth威 Device”.
Help Command
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to
know your options at any prompt, say “Help” following
the beep. The Uconnect威 Phone will play some of the
• For each feature explanation in this section, only the options at any prompt if you ask for help.
compound form of the voice command is given. You
can also break the commands into parts and say each
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To activate the Uconnect威 Phone, simply press the The following are general phone to Uconnect威 Phone
button and follow the audible prompts for directions. pairing instructions:
Uconnect威 Phone sessions begin with a press of the
button to begin.
• Press the
button on the radio control head.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
Cancel Command
“Device Pairing”.
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and
you will be returned to the main menu. However, in a • When prompted, after the beep, say “Pair a Device”
and follow the audible prompts.
few instances the system will take you back to the
previous menu.
• You will be asked to say a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN), which you will later need to
Pair (Link) Uconnect威 Phone To A Mobile Phone
enter into your mobile phone. You can enter any
To begin using your Uconnect威 Phone, you must pair
four-digit PIN. You will not need to remember this PIN
your compatible Bluetooth威 enabled mobile phone.
after the initial pairing process.
To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference • For identification purposes, you will be prompted to
your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The Uconnect威 webgive the Uconnect威 Phone a name for your mobile
site may also provide detailed instructions for pairing.
phone. Each mobile phone that is paired should be
given a unique phone name.
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• You will then be asked to give your mobile phone a
priority level between one and seven, with one being
the highest priority. You can pair up to seven mobile
phones to your Uconnect威 Phone. However, at any
given time, only one mobile phone can be in use,
connected to your Uconnect威 System. The priority
allows the Uconnect威 Phone to know which mobile
phone to use if multiple mobile phones are in the
vehicle at the same time. For example, if priority three
and priority five phones are present in the vehicle, the
Uconnect威 Phone will use the priority three mobile
phone when you make a call. You can select to use a
lower priority mobile phone at any time (refer to
“Advanced Phone Connectivity” in this section).
Dial By Saying A Number
• The system will prompt you to say the number you
want to call.
• For example, you can say “234-567-8901”.
• The Uconnect威 Phone will confirm the phone number
and then dial. The number will appear in the display
of certain radios.
Call By Saying A Name
• Press the
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Call”.
• The system will prompt you to say the name of the
person you want to call.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the person you want to call. For example,
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
you can say “John Doe”, where John Doe is a previ“Dial”.
ously stored name entry in the Uconnect威 phonebook
• Press the
button to begin.
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or downloaded phonebook. To learn how to store a • When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g.,
“Home”, “Work”, “Mobile”, or “Other”). This will
name in the phonebook, refer to “Add Names to Your
allow you to store multiple numbers for each phoneUconnect威 Phonebook”, in the phonebook.
book entry, if desired.
• The Uconnect威 system will confirm the name and then
dial the corresponding phone number, which may • When prompted, recite the phone number for the
phonebook entry that you are adding.
appear in the display of certain radios.
After you are finished adding an entry into the phonebook, you will be given the opportunity to add more
NOTE: Adding names to the Uconnect威 Phonebook is phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the
recommended when the vehicle is not in motion.
main menu.
button to begin.
• Press the
The Uconnect威 Phone will allow you to enter up to 32
Add Names To Your Uconnect威 Phonebook
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say names in the phonebook with each name having up to
four associated phone numbers and designations. Each
“Phonebook New Entry”.
language has a separate 32-name phonebook accessible
• When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of only in that language. In addition, if equipped and
long names helps the Voice Command and it is recom- supported by your phone, Uconnect威 Phone automatimended. For example, say “Robert Smith” or “Robert” cally downloads your mobile phone’s phonebook.
instead of “Bob”.
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Phonebook Download – Automatic Phonebook
Transfer From Mobile Phone
• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be downloaded and updated every time a phone is connected
to the Uconnect威 Phone.
If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
Uconnect威 Phone automatically downloads names (text • Depending on the maximum number of entries downnames) and number entries from your mobile phone’s
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
phonebook. Specific Bluetooth威 Phones with Phone Book
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if availAccess Profile may support this feature. See Uconnect威
able, the previously downloaded phonebook is availwebsite for supported phones.
able for use.
• To call a name from the Uconnect威 Phonebook or • Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile
downloaded Phonebook, follow the procedure in “Call
phone is accessible.
by Saying a Name” section.
• Either the mobile phone’s phonebook or the mobile
• Automatic download and update, if supported, begins
phone’s SIM card phonebook is downloaded.
as soon as the Bluetooth威 wireless phone connection is
made to the Uconnect威 Phone, for example, after you • This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
deleted on the Uconnect威 Phone. These can only be
start the vehicle.
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are transferred and updated to Uconnect威 Phone on the next
phone connection.
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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 Entry” can be used to add another
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be phone 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 Entry” feature.
“Phonebook Edit Entry”.
Delete Uconnect威 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,
button to begin.
• Press the
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.
Edit Uconnect威 Phonebook Entries
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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威 Phone is playing the desired entry and say
“Delete”.
Delete/Erase “All” Uconnect威 Phonebook Entries
• Press the
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Phonebook Erase All”.
• The Uconnect威 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威 Phone will • Note that only the phonebook in the current language
is deleted.
ask you which designation you wish to delete: home,
work, mobile, other, or all. Say the designation you • Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
wish to delete.
deleted or edited.
• Note that only the phonebook entry in the current List All Names In The Uconnect威 Phonebook
language is deleted.
• Press the
button to begin.
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
deleted or edited.
“Phonebook List Names”.
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• The Uconnect威 Phone will play the names of all the accessed through the Uconnect威 Phone. Check with your
phonebook entries, including the downloaded phone- mobile service provider for the features that you have.
book entries, if available.
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — No Call
button Currently In Progress
• To call one of the names in the list, press the
during the playing of the desired name, and say “Call”.
When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the
NOTE: The user can also exercise “Edit” or “Delete” Uconnect威 Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio system,
if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the call.
operations at this point.
button to accept the call. To reject the call,
Press the
• The Uconnect威 Phone will then prompt you as to the press and hold the
button until you hear a single beep,
number designation you wish to call.
indicating that the incoming call was rejected.
• The selected number will be dialed.
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — Call
Phone Call Features
Currently In Progress
The following features can be accessed through the
Uconnect威 Phone if the feature(s) are available on your
mobile service plan. For example, if your mobile service
plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be
If a call is currently in progress and you have another
incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for
call waiting that you normally hear when using your
button to place the current
mobile phone. Press the
call on hold and answer the incoming call.
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NOTE: The Uconnect威 Phone compatible phones in the
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
Progress
To make a second call while you are currently on a call,
button and say “Dial” or “Call” followed
press the
by the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to
call. The first call will be on hold while the second call is
in progress. To go back to the first call, refer to “Toggling
Between Calls” in this section. To combine two calls, refer
to “Conference Call” in this section.
Place/Retrieve A Call From Hold
To put a call on hold, press the
button until you hear
a single beep. This indicates that the call is on hold. To
butbring the call back from hold, press and hold the
ton until you hear a single beep.
Toggling Between Calls
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
press the
button until you hear a single beep, indicating that the active and hold status of the two calls have
switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at a time.
Conference Call
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
button until you hear a
hold), press and hold the
double beep indicating that the two calls have been
joined into one conference call.
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Three-Way Calling
Redial
button to begin.
To initiate three-way calling, press the
button while • Press the
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威 Phone will call the last number that
press and hold the
was dialed from your mobile phone.
beep, indicating that the two calls have been joined into
one conference call.
NOTE: This may not be the last number dialed from the
Uconnect威 Phone.
Call Termination
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the
button. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if there
is a call on hold, it will become the new active call. If the
active call is terminated by the phone far end, a call on
hold may not become active automatically. This is cell
phone-dependent. To bring the call back from hold, press
button until you hear a single beep.
and hold the
Call Continuation
Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the
Uconnect威 Phone after the vehicle ignition has been
switched to OFF. Call continuation functionality available on the vehicle can be any one of three types:
• After the ignition is switched to OFF, a call can
continue on the Uconnect威 Phone either until the call
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ends, or until the vehicle battery condition dictates • Continue to follow the system prompts to complete the
cessation of the call on the Uconnect威 Phone and
language selection.
transfer of the call to the mobile phone.
After selecting one of the languages, all prompts and
• After the ignition is cycled to OFF, a call can continue voice commands will be in that language.
on the Uconnect威 Phone for a certain duration, after
NOTE: After every Uconnect威 Phone language change
which the call is automatically transferred from the
operation, only the language-specific 32-name phoneUconnect威 Phone to the mobile phone.
book is usable. The paired phone name is not language• An active call is automatically transferred to the specific and is usable across all languages.
mobile phone after the ignition is cycled to OFF.
Emergency Assistance
Uconnect姞 Phone Features
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
Language Selection
reachable:
To change the language that the Uconnect威 Phone is using: • Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
number for your area.
• Press the
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the language you wish to switch to English,
Espanol, or Francais.
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If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect威 Phone is • The Uconnect威 Phone does slightly lower your
chances of successfully making a phone call as to that
operational, you may reach the emergency number as
for the mobile phone directly.
follows:
• Press the
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Emergency” and the Uconnect威 Phone will instruct the
paired mobile phone to call the emergency number. This
feature is supported in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
NOTE:
WARNING!
To use you Uconnect威 Phone System in an emergency, your mobile phone must be:
• turned on,
• paired to the Uconnect威 System,
• and have network coverage.
• The emergency number dialed is based on the country
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and Roadside Assistance
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may If you need roadside assistance:
not be applicable with the available mobile service and
button to begin.
• Press the
area.
• If supported, this number may be programmable on • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Roadside Assistance”.
some systems. To do this, press the
button and say
“Setup”, followed by “Emergency”.
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NOTE:
Voice Mail Calling
• The roadside assistance number dialed is based on the
country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800-528-2069
for the U.S., 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-14-3454 for
Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside Mexico City
in Mexico). Please refer to the “Roadside Assistance”
coverage details on the DVD in the Warranty Information Booklet and the Roadside Assistance references.
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working
with Automated Systems”.
Working With Automated Systems
This method is used in instances where one generally has
to press numbers on the mobile phone keypad while
navigating through an automated telephone system.
• If supported, this number may be programmable on You can use your Uconnect威 Phone to access a voice mail
some systems. To do this, press the
button and say system or an automated service, such as a paging service
or automated customer service line. Some services re“Setup”, followed by “Roadside Assistance”.
quire immediate response selection. In some instances,
Paging
that may be too quick for use of the Uconnect威 Phone.
To learn how to page, refer to “Working with Automated
When calling a number with your Uconnect威 Phone that
Systems”. Paging works properly except for pagers of
normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence
certain companies, which time out a little too soon to
on your mobile phone keypad, you can press the
work properly with the Uconnect威 Phone.
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button and say the sequence you wish to enter, NOTE:
followed by the word “Send”. For example, if required to
• You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone
enter your PIN followed with a pound, (3 7 4 6 #), you
network configurations. This is normal.
button and say, “3 7 4 6 # Send”.
can press the
Saying a number, or sequence of numbers, followed by • Some paging and voice mail systems have system time
out settings that are too short and may not allow the
“Send”, is also to be used for navigating through an
use of this feature.
automated customer service center menu structure, and
to leave a number on a pager.
Barge In — Overriding Prompts
You can also send stored Uconnect威 phonebook entries as The “Voice Command” button can be used when you
tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice
entries. To use this feature, dial the number you wish to command immediately. For example, if a prompt is
button and say, “Send.” The
call and then press the
asking “Would you like to pair a phone, clear a...,” you
system will prompt you to enter the name or number and
button and say, “Pair a Phone” to
could press the
say the name of the phonebook entry you wish to send. select that option without having to listen to the rest of
The Uconnect威 Phone will then send the corresponding the voice prompt.
phone number associated with the phonebook entry, as
tones over the phone.
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Turning Confirmation Prompts ON/OFF
Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad
Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system You can dial a phone number with your mobile phone
from confirming your choices (e.g., the Uconnect威 Phone keypad and still use the Uconnect威 Phone (while dialing
will not repeat a phone number before you dial it).
via the mobile phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
button to begin.
• Press the
dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth威 mobile
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say phone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s
one of the following:
audio system. The Uconnect威 Phone will work the same
– “Setup Confirmation Prompts On”
as if you dial the number using Voice Command.
– “Setup Confirmation Prompts Off”
NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
Phone And Network Status Indicators
If available on the radio and/or on a premium display
such as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by
your mobile phone, the Uconnect威 Phone will provide
notification to inform you of your phone and network
status when you are attempting to make a phone call
using Uconnect威 Phone. The status is given for network
signal strength, phone battery strength, etc.
dial ring to the Uconnect威 Phone to play it on the vehicle
audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situation, after successfully dialing a number the user may feel
that the call did not go through even though the call is in
progress. Once your call is answered, you will hear the
audio.
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from your Uconnect威 Phone paired mobile phone to the
Uconnect威 Phone or vice versa, press the
button and
When you mute the Uconnect威 Phone, you will still be
say
“Transfer
Call”.
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. In Connect Or Disconnect Link Between The
order to mute the Uconnect威 Phone:
Uconnect威 Phone And Mobile Phone
Mute/Un-Mute (Mute ON/OFF)
• Press the
button.
• Following the beep, say “Mute”.
In order to un-mute the Uconnect威 Phone:
• Press the
button.
• Following the beep, say “Mute off”.
Advanced Phone Connectivity
Your mobile phone can be paired with many different
electronic devices, but can only be actively “connected”
with one electronic device at a time.
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth威
connection between your mobile phone and the
Uconnect威 Phone System, follow the instructions described in your mobile phone User’s Manual.
List Paired Mobile Phone Names
Transfer Call To And From Mobile Phone
• Press the
button to begin.
The Uconnect威 Phone allows ongoing calls to be transferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect威 Phone • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup Phone Pairing”.
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
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• The selected phone will be used for the next phone
call. If the selected phone is not available, the
• The Uconnect威 Phone will play the phone names of all
Uconnect威 Phone will return to using the highest
paired mobile phones in order from the highest to the
priority phone present in or near (approximately
lowest priority. To “Select” or “Delete” a paired phone
within 30 ft (9 m)) the vehicle.
button and say
being announced, press the
“Select” or “Delete”. Also, see the next two sections for Delete Uconnect威 Phone Paired Mobile Phones
an alternate way to “Select” or “Delete” a paired phone.
• Press the
button to begin.
Select Another Mobile Phone
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
This feature allows you to select and start using another
“Setup Phone Pairing”.
phone paired with the Uconnect威 Phone.
• At the next prompt, say “Delete” and follow the
button to begin.
• Press the
prompts.
• When prompted, say “List Phones”.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • You can also press the
button at any time while the
“Setup Select Phone” and follow the prompts.
list is being played, and then choose the phone you
wish to delete.
button at any time while the
• You can also press the
list is being played, and then choose the phone that
you wish to select.
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You can either press the Uconnect威 Phone button to restore
the factory setting or repeat the words and phrases when
prompted by the Uconnect威 Phone. For best results, the
Uconnect威 Phone Tutorial
Voice Training session should be completed when the
To hear a brief tutorial of the system features, press the vehicle is parked with the engine running, all windows
button and say “Uconnect威 Tutorial.”
closed, and the blower fan switched off.
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect姞
Phone
Voice Training
This procedure may be repeated with a new user. The
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recogniz- system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
ing their voice commands or numbers, the Uconnect威 Reset
Phone Voice Training feature may be used. To enter this
button.
training mode, follow one of the two following procedures: • Press the
From outside the Uconnect威 Phone mode (e.g., from • After the “Ready” prompt, and the following beep, say
radio mode):
“Setup”, then “Reset”.
• Press and hold the
the session begins, or,
button for five seconds until This will delete all phone pairing, phone book entries,
and other settings in all language modes. The System will
button and say the “Voice Training”, prompt you before resetting to factory settings.
• Press the
“System Training”, or “Start Voice Training” command.
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Voice Command
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather condition.
• 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.
• Even though the system is designed for users speaking
in North American English, French, and Spanish ac• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
cents, the system may not always work for some.
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from • When navigating through an automated system such
as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of
you.
speaking the digit string, make sure to say “Send”.
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
• Storing names in the phonebook when the vehicle is
during a Voice Command period.
not in motion is recommended.
• Performance is maximized under:
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding names
• low-to-medium blower setting,
in the Uconnect威 Phonebook.
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• Phonebook (Downloaded and Uconnect威 Phone Local)
• low road noise,
name recognition rate is optimized when the entries are
not similar.
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• Numbers must be spoken in single digits. “800” must
be spoken “eight-zero-zero” not “eight hundred”.
• You can say “O” (letter “O”) for “0” (zero).
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather conditions, and
• operation from the driver’s seat.
• Even though international dialing for most number • Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
not the Uconnect威 Phone.
number combinations may not be supported.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be • Echo at the phone far end can sometimes be reduced
by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
compromised with the convertible top down.
Far End Audio Performance
• Audio quality is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
Recent Calls
If your phone supports “Automatic Phonebook Download”, Uconnect威 Phone can list your Outgoing, Incoming and Missed Calls.
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SMS
Send Messages:
Uconnect威 Phone can read or send new messages on You can send messages using Uconnect威 Phone. To send
your phone.
a new message:
Read Messages:
• Press the
button.
If you receive a new text message while your phone is • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
connected to Uconnect威 Phone, an announcement will be
“SMS Send” or “Send Message.”
made to notify you that you have a new text message. If
• You can either say the message you wish to send or say
you wish to hear the new message:
“List Messages.” There are 20 preset messages.
button.
• Press the
button while the
To send a message, press the
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say system is listing the message and say “Send.”
“SMS Read” or “Read Messages.”
Uconnect威 Phone will prompt you to say the name or
• Uconnect威 Phone will play the new text message for number of the person you wish to send the message to.
you.
List of Preset Messages:
After reading a message, you can “Reply” or “Forward”
1. Yes
the message using Uconnect威 Phone.
2. No
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3. Where are you?
16. Can this wait?
4. I need more direction.
17. Bye for now
5. L O L
18. When can we meet?
6. Why
19. Send number to call
7. I love you
20. Start without me
8. Call me
Turn SMS Incoming Announcement ON/OFF
9. Call me later
Turning the SMS Incoming Announcement OFF will stop
the system from announcing the new incoming messages.
10. Thanks
11. See You in 15 minutes
• Press the
12. I am on my way
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup, SMS Incoming Message Announcement,” you
will then be given a choice to change it.
13. I’ll be late
14. Are you there yet?
15. Where are we meeting?
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Bluetooth威 Communication Link
Power-Up
Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the After switching the ignition from OFF to either the ON or
Uconnect威 Phone. When this happens, the connection ACC position, or after a language change, you must wait
can generally be reestablished by switching the phone at least fifteen seconds prior to using the system.
off/on. Your mobile phone is recommended to remain in
Bluetooth威 ON mode.
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Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
zero
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
star (*)
plus (+)
pound (#)
add location
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
all
call
cancel
confirmation prompts
continue
delete
dial
download
edit
emergency
English
erase all
Espanol
Francais
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Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
help
home
language
list names
list phones
mobile
mute
mute off
new entry
no
other
pair a phone
phone pairing
pairing
phonebook
phone book
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
previous
record again
redial
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威 Tutorial
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
following conditions:
The Uconnect威 Voice Command system allows
you to control your AM, FM radio, disk player,
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
USB mass storage class device, iPOD family of
the party responsible for compliance could void the
devices, Bluetooth Streaming Audio Device,
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
satellite radio, disc player, and a memo recorder.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
NOTE: Take care to speak into the Voice Interface Sys• This device must accept any interference received,
tem as calmly and normally as possible. The ability of the
including interference that may cause undesired opVoice Interface System to recognize user voice commands
eration.
may be negatively affected by rapid speaking or a raised
voice level.
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WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws. Your attention should be focused on safely
operating the vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a
collision causing serious injury or death.
Pressing the Voice Command
button while the
system is speaking is known as “barging in.” The system
will be interrupted, and after the beep, you can add or
change commands. This will become helpful once you
start to learn the options.
NOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel”,
“Help” or “Main Menu”.
button, you These commands are universal and can be used from any
When you press the Voice Command
will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to give a menu. All other commands can be used depending upon
command.
the active application.
NOTE: If you do not say a command within a few When using this system, you should speak clearly and at
seconds, the system will present you with a list of a normal speaking volume.
options.
The system will best recognize your speech if the winIf you ever wish to interrupt the system while it lists dows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan is
button, listen for set to low.
options, press the Voice Command
the beep, and say your command.
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At any point, if the system does not recognize one of your 3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the
volume to a comfortable level while the Voice Comcommands, you will be prompted to repeat it.
mand system is speaking. Please note the volume
To hear the first available Menu, press the Voice Comsetting for Voice Command is different than the audio
button and say “Help” or “Main Menu”.
mand
system.
Commands
Main Menu
The Voice Command system understands two types of
commands. Universal commands are available at all Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
button. You may say “Main Menu” to switch to the
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
1. Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command • “Radio AM” (to switch to the radio AM mode)
button.
• “Radio FM” (to switch to radio FM mode)
2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
• “Disc” (to switch to the disc mode)
• “USB” (to switch to USB mode)
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• “Bluetooth Streaming” (to switch to Bluetooth威 Radio FM
Streaming mode)
To switch to the FM band, say “FM” or “Radio FM”. In
this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Memo” (to switch to the memo recorder)
• “System Setup” (to switch to system setup)
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
Radio AM
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
To switch to the AM band, say “AM” or “Radio AM”. In • “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
Satellite Radio
• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
To switch to satellite radio mode, say “Sat” or “Satellite
• “Radio Menu” (to switch to the radio menu)
Radio”. In this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
• “Channel Number” (to change the channel by its
spoken number)
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• “Next Channel” (to select the next channel)
USB Mode
• “Previous Channel” (to select the previous channel)
To switch to USB mode, say “USB”. In this mode, you
may say the following commands:
• “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)
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
• “Play” (to play a Artist Name, Playlist Name, Album
Name, Track Name, etc.)
Disc Mode
Bluetooth威 Streaming (BT) Mode
To switch to the disc mode, say “Disc”. In this mode, you To switch to Bluetooth威 Streaming (BT) mode, say
may say the following commands:
“Bluetooth Streaming”. In this mode, you may say the
following commands:
• “Track” (#) (to change the track)
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
• “List” (to list a Artist, Playlist, Album, Track, etc.)
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– “Previous” (to play the previous memo)
– “Delete” (to delete a memo)
Memo Mode
To switch to the voice recorder mode, say “Memo”. In
this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Delete All” (to delete all memos)
• “New Memo” (to record a new memo) — During the
recording, you may press the Voice Command
button to stop recording. You proceed by saying
one of the following commands:
– “Save” (to save the memo)
– “Continue” (to continue recording)
– “Delete” (to delete the recording)
• “Play Memos” (to play previously recorded memos) —
During the playback you may press the Voice Combutton to stop playing memos. You promand
ceed by saying one of the following commands:
– “Repeat” (to repeat a memo)
– “Next” (to play the next memo)
Setup
To switch to system setup, you may say one of the
following:
• “Change to setup”
• “Switch to system setup”
• “Change to setup”
• “Main menu setup” or
• “Switch to setup”
In this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Language English”
• “Language French”
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• “Language Spanish”
2. Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by
Uconnect威 Voice. For best results, the “Voice Training”
• “Tutorial”
session should be completed when the vehicle is
parked, engine running, all windows closed, and the
• “Voice Training”
blower fan switched off. This procedure may be reNOTE: Keep in mind that you have to press the Voice
peated with a new user. The system will adapt to the
button first and wait for the beep before
Command
last trained voice only.
speaking the “Barge In” commands.
SEATS
Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recog- Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the
nizing their voice commands or numbers the Uconnect威 vehicle.
Voice “Voice Training” feature may be used.
button, say “System
1. Press the Voice Command
Setup” and once you are in that menu then say “Voice
Training.” This will train your own voice to the system
and will improve recognition.
WARNING!
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts. In a collision, people riding in these areas are
more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
Power Seats — If Equipped
Some models may be equipped with eight-way power
seats for the driver and front passenger. The power seat
Driver Power Seat Switch
switches are located on the outboard side of the seat. The
switches control the movement of the seat cushion and 1 — Seat Switch
2 — Seatback Switch
the seatback.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your
chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat
belt, which could result in serious injury or death.
Do not place any article under a power seat or impede
its ability to move as it may cause damage to the seat
controls. Seat travel may become limited if movement
is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s path.
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward.
Push the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will
move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch
when the desired position has been reached.
Adjusting The Seat Up Or Down
The height of the seats can be adjusted up or down. Pull
upward or push downward on the seat switch, the seat
will move in the direction of the switch. Release the
switch when the desired position has been reached.
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Tilting The Seat Up Or Down
WARNING!
The angle of the seat cushion can be adjusted in four
directions. Pull upward or push downward on the front
or rear of the seat switch, the front or rear of the seat
cushion will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position has been reached.
Reclining The Seatback
The angle of the seatback can be adjusted forward or
rearward. Push the seatback switch forward or rearward,
the seat will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position is reached.
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
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CAUTION!
Do not place any article under a power seat or
impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to
the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited if
movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s
path.
Power Lumbar — If Equipped
Vehicles equipped with power driver or passenger seats
may be also be equipped with power lumbar. The power
lumbar switch is located on the outboard side of the
Power Lumbar Switch
power seat. Push the switch forward to increase the
Heated
Seats
—
If Equipped
lumbar support. Push the switch rearward to decrease
the lumbar support.
On some models, the front and rear seats may be
equipped with heaters in both the seat cushions and
seatbacks.
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Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
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.
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
driver’s heated seat can be programmed to come on
during a remote start. Refer to “Remote Starting System — If Equipped” in “Things To Know Before Starting
Your Vehicle” for further information.
Front Heated Seats
There are two heated seat switches that allow the driver
and passenger to operate the seats independently. The
controls for each heater are located on the switch bank
below the climate controls.
You can choose from HIGH, LOW or OFF heat settings.
Amber indicator lights in each switch indicate the level of
heat in use. Two indicator lights will illuminate for
HIGH, one for LOW and none for OFF.
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Press the switch once to select HIGH-level
heating. Press the switch a second time to select
LOW-level heating. Press the switch a third
time to shut the heating elements OFF.
Rear Heated Seats
On some models, the second row seats are equipped with
heaters. There are two heated seat switches that allow the
second row passengers to operate the seats indepenNOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt dently. The heated seat switches are located on the sliding
side door handle trim panels.
within two to five minutes.
When the HIGH-level setting is selected, the heater will
provide a boosted heat level during the initial stages 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 60 minutes of continuous operation. At
that time, the display will change from HIGH to LOW,
indicating the change. The LOW-level setting will turn
OFF automatically after approximately 45 minutes.
Second Row Heated Seat Switch
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You can choose from HIGH, LOW or OFF heat settings. Manual Front/Second Row Seat Adjuster
Amber indicator lights in each switch indicate the level of
Both front seats are adjustable forward or rearward. The
heat in use. Two indicator lights will illuminate for HIGH,
manual seat adjustment handle is located under the seat
one for LOW and none for OFF.
cushion at the front edge of each seat.
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.
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
within two to five minutes.
When the HIGH-level setting is selected, the heater will
provide a boosted heat level during the initial stages 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 60 minutes of continuous operation. At that time, the
display will change from HIGH to LOW, indicating the
change. The LOW-level setting will turn OFF automatically
after approximately 45 minutes.
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While sitting in the seat, pull up on the handle and slide Manual Reclining Seats — If Equipped
the seat forward or rearward. Release the bar once you For models equipped with manual reclining seats, the
have reached the desired position. Then, using body recline lever is located on the outboard side of the seat.
pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be
sure that the seat adjusters have latched.
WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
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To recline, lean forward slightly, lift the lever, then push
back to the desired position and release the lever. Lean
forward and lift the lever to return the seatback to its
normal position. Using body pressure, lean forward and
rearward on the seat to be sure the seatback has latched.
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.
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.
Active Head Restraints — Front Seats
Active Head Restraints are passive, deployable components, and vehicles with this equipment cannot be readily
Head Restraints
identified by any markings, only through visual inspecHead restraints are designed to reduce the risk of injury
tion of the head restraint. The head restraint will be split
by restricting head movement in the event of a rear
in two halves, with the front half being soft foam and
impact. Head restraints should be adjusted so that the top
trim, the back half being decorative plastic.
of the head restraint is located above the top of your ear.
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When AHRs deploy during a rear impact, the front half
of the head restraint extends forward to minimize the gap
between the back of the occupant’s head and the AHR.
This system is designed to help prevent or reduce the
extent of injuries to the driver and front passenger in
certain types of rear impacts. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint.
Push Button
For comfort the Active Head Restraints can be tilted
forward and rearward. To tilt the head restraint closer to
the back of your head, pull forward on the bottom of the
head restraint. Push rearward on the bottom of the head
restraint to move the head restraint away from your
head.
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Active Head Restraint (Normal Position)
Active Head Restraint (Tilted)
NOTE:
• The head restraints should only be removed by qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either of
the head restraints require removal, see your authorized dealer.
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• In the event of deployment of an Active Head Restraint, refer to “Occupant Restraints/Resetting Active
Head Restraints (AHR)” in “Things To Know Before
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
• Do not place items over the top of the Active Head
Restraint, such as coats, seat covers or portable
DVD players. These items may interfere with the
operation of the Active Head Restraint in the event
of a collision and could result in serious injury or
death.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Active Head Restraints may be deployed if they are
struck by an object such as a hand, foot or loose
cargo. To avoid accidental deployment of the Active
Head Restraint ensure that all cargo is secured, as
loose cargo could contact the Active Head Restraint
during sudden stops. Failure to follow this warning
could cause personal injury if the Active Head Restraint is deployed.
Head Restraints — Second Row Quad Seats
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint.
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Head Restraints — Third Row
The head restraint in the center position can be raised
and lowered for tether routing. Refer to “Occupant
Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
Stow ’n Go姞 Seating — If Equipped
On vehicles equipped with Stow ’n Go威 seating, the
second and third row seats can be folded into the floor for
convenient storage.
Second Row Stow ’n Go威
Push Button
Head Restraints — Second Row Bench
On vehicles equipped with Stow ’n Go威 seats, the seats
will fold and tumble in one motion.
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head 1. Move the front seat fully forward.
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push 2. Recline the front seatback fully forward.
downward on the head restraint.
3. Raise the armrests on the second row seat.
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NOTE: Seat will not stow in the storage bin unless the 5. Pull upward on the seatback recliner lever located on
armrests are raised.
the outboard side of the seat.
4. Slide the storage bin locking mechanism to the
“LOCK” position and then pull up on the storage bin
latch to open the cover.
Seatback Recliner Lever, Seat Tumble,
And Head Restraint Fold Lever
Storage Bin Cover Lock Release
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The non-adjustable head restraint and seatback will fold
automatically during the seat tumble. No additional
actuation is necessary.
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Automatic Folding Seatback
Non-Adjustable Head Restraint
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The seat will automatically tumble into position for easy 6. Push the seat into the storage bin.
storage.
Seat In Storage Bin
Tumbled Second Row Seat
7. Close the storage bin cover.
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To Unstow Second Row Seats
CAUTION!
The storage bin cover must be locked and flat to
avoid damage from contact with the front seat tracks,
which have minimal clearance to the cover.
WARNING!
1. Pull up on the storage bin latch to open the cover.
2. Pull up on the strap to lift the seat out of the storage
bin and push the seat rearward to latch the seat
anchors.
3. Lift the seatback to the full upright position.
In a collision, serious injury could result if the seat
storage bin covers are not properly latched.
• Do not drive the vehicle with the storage bin covers
open.
• Keep the storage bin covers closed and latched
while the vehicle is in motion.
• Do not use a storage bin latch as a tie down.
4. Return the head restraint to its upright position, close
the storage bin cover and slide the storage bin locking
mechanism to the “Unlocked” position.
Stow ’n Go威 Seat — Folded And Latched Position
To tumble or stow the seat from the folded and latched
position: return the seatback and head restraint to the
upright position. Then pull up on the seatback recliner
lever on the outboard side of the seat to fold head rest
and seatback and tumble seat forward.
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1. Return the seatback to the upright position.
2. Return the head restraint to the upright position.
Raising The Seatback
Raising The Head Restraint
3. Pull up on the seatback recliner lever on the outboard
side of the seat to fold head rest and seatback and
tumble seat forward.
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The seat will automatically fold into position for easy
The second row Stow ’n Go威 seats allow easy entry to the entry into the third row.
third row seat or rear cargo area.
Easy Entry Second Row
Pull up on the seatback recliner lever on the outboard
side of the seat.
Seatback Recliner Lever, Seat Tumble,
And Head Restraint Fold Lever
WARNING!
In the event of a collision you could be injured if the
seat is not fully latched.
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While sitting in the seat, pull up on the handle and slide
Both Quad seats are adjustable forward or rearward. The the seat forward or rearward. Release the bar once you
manual seat adjustment handle is located under the seat have reached the desired position. Then, using body
pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be
cushion at the front edge of each seat.
sure that the seat adjusters have latched.
Quad Seats — If Equipped
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 Adjuster
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Manual Recline
To recline, lean forward slightly, lift the lever, then push
back to the desired position and release the lever. Lean
forward and lift the lever to return the seatback to its
normal position. Using body pressure, lean forward and
rearward on the seat to be sure the seatback has latched.
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.
Recline Lever
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Fold-Flat
Easy Entry
To fold the seat, lift the recliner lever to the full upward The Quad seats can be tilted forward for easy entry into
position and push the seatback forward until it rests on the third row. With the Quad seat in the fold-flat position,
the seat cushion.
lift up on the easy entry lever located near the bottom of
the seat and lift the seat forward.
Fold-Flat Quad Seat
Easy Entry Lever
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For passengers seated in the third row, there is a pull
strap located on the outboard side of the seat near the
bottom of the seat back. Third row passengers can pull on
the strap and push the Quad seat forward for folding the
seatback and accessing the easy entry lever.
Removal
The Quad seats can be removed if additional storage is
needed. With the seat in the easy entry position, lift the
cross beam forward and up to release the front anchor
latches.
Pull Strap for Third Row Passengers
Cross Beam For Seat Removal
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indicator button pops up when the seat is unlocked. The
seat assembly can now be removed from the vehicle and
While the bench seat does not stow in the floor, it is
moved on its Easy Out威 Rollers.
removable for added cargo space.
Second Row Bench Seat — If Equipped
Release Handles
Second Row Bench Seat
Release levers are located on the rear leg assemblies, near
the floor. To remove the seat, squeeze each release handle
and rotate downwards to deploy the wheels. A lock
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To reinstall the seat, align the seat into the detent positions on the floor. Squeeze the release handle and rotate
upward until the lock indicator button returns into the
handle.
WARNING!
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If not properly latched, the bench seats could become
loose. Personal injuries could result. After reinstalling these seats, be sure the red indicator button on
the release handles return into the handles.
Third Row Power Recline — If Equipped
Third Row Power Seat Switch
The power recline feature, located on the side of the seat
Third Row Power Folding Seat — If Equipped
cushion, adjusts the seatback angle forward/rearward
A one-touch power folding seat switch is located in the
for occupant comfort.
left rear trim panel as part of a switch bank.
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NOTE: Lower the head restraint by pulling on the The switch is only functional when the liftgate is open
release strap marked “1” located on the outboard side of and the vehicle is in PARK.
the head restraint.
One Touch Folding Seat Third Row
Head Restraint Release Strap “1”
The rear switch bank allows multiple power folding and
unfolding positions for the third row seats.
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Left and right third row seats can be folded individually NOTE:
or together. The third row power folding seat adjusts to
• Disconnect the center shoulder belt from the small
the following positions using the switch bank located on
buckle and lower the head restraints before attempting
the left rear trim panel:
to fold/stow the power third row seats.
• To abort seat operation while seat is in motion, press a
different seat position selector switch to stop the seat.
Once the seat stops moving, then the desired position
can be selected.
• The third row power seat system includes obstacle
detection for safe operation. When the system detects
an obstacle, the motors will stop and reverse the
motion a short distance to move the seat away from
the obstacle. Should this occur, remove the obstacle
and press the button again, for the desired position.
Rear Panel Power Switch Bank
1 — Open to Normal
3 — Tailgate/Fold Flat
2 — Stow
4 — Right/Left Seats/Both Seats
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Manually Folding Third Row Seats — If Equipped
1. Lower the center head restraint down to the seatback
by pushing the button on the guide and pushing the
head restraint down.
2. Lower the outboard head restraints by pulling on the
release strap marked “1” located on the outboard side
of the head restraint.
Head Restraint Release Strap “1”
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3. Pull release strap marked “2” located on the rear of the 4. Pull release strap marked “3” to release the anchors.
seat to lower the seatback.
3
Release Strap “3”
Release Strap “2”
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5. Pull release strap marked “4” and tumble the seat
rearward into the storage bin.
Stowed Third Row Seat
To Unfold Third Row Seats
Release Strap “4”
1. Pull up on the assist strap to lift the seat out of the
storage bin and push the seat forward until the
anchors latch.
2. Pull release strap marked “2” to unlock the recliner.
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3. Pulling strap “4” releases the seatback to return to its
full upright position.
To avoid serious injury or death, never operate the
vehicle with occupants in the third row seat while in
the tailgate mode.
4. Raise the head restraint to its upright position.
WARNING!
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 the seats are fully
latched.
Tailgate Mode
WARNING!
Plastic Grocery Bag Retainer Hooks
Retainer hooks which will hold plastic grocery bag
handles are built into the seatbacks of all rear seats and
some front seats. The floor supports the partial weight of
the bagged goods.
DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED
1. Pull release strap “3”, then pull release strap “4” to
rotate the entire seat rearward.
The Memory Buttons 1 and 2 on the driver’s door panel
can be programmed to recall the driver’s seat, outside
2. To restore the seat to its upright position, lift up on the
mirrors, adjustable brake and accelerator pedals, and
seatback and push forward until the anchors latch.
radio station preset settings. Your Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitters can also be programmed to recall the
same positions when the UNLOCK button is pressed.
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Setting Memory Positions And Linking RKE
Transmitter To Memory
NOTE: Each time the SET (S) button and a numbered
button (1 or 2) is pressed, you erase the memory settings
for that button and store a new one.
1. Insert the ignition key and turn the ignition switch to
the ON position.
2. Press the driver door MEMORY button number 1 if
you are setting the memory for driver 1, or button
number 2 if you are setting the memory for driver 2.
The system will recall any stored settings. Wait for the
Driver Memory Switch
system to complete the memory recall before continuYour vehicle may have been delivered with two RKE
ing to Step 3.
transmitters. Only one RKE transmitter can be linked to
each of the memory positions.
3. Adjust the driver’s seat, recliner, and driver’s sideview mirror to the desired positions.
4. Adjust the brake and accelerator pedals to the desired
positions.
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5. Turn on the radio and set the radio station presets 11. Select “Remote Linked to Memory” in the Electronic
(up to 10 AM and 10 FM stations can be set).
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) and enter “Yes”.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
6. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and
(EVIC)/Customer-Programmable Features” in “Unremove the key.
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further in7. Press and release the SET (S) button located on the
formation.
driver’s door.
12. Repeat the above steps to set the next Memory
8. Within five seconds, press and release MEMORY
position using the other numbered Memory button
or to link another RKE transmitter to memory.
button 1 or 2 on the driver’s door. The next step must
be performed within 5 seconds if you desire to also use
Memory Position Recall
a RKE transmitter to recall memory positions.
NOTE: The vehicle must be in PARK to recall memory
9. Press and release the LOCK button on one of the RKE
positions. If a recall is attempted when the vehicle is not
transmitters.
in PARK, a message will be displayed in the EVIC.
10. Insert the ignition key and turn the ignition switch to To recall the memory settings for driver one, press
the ON position.
MEMORY button 1 on the driver’s door or the UNLOCK
button on the RKE transmitter linked to memory position 1.
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To recall the memory setting for driver two, press 3. Press and release the memory SET (S) button located
on the driver’s door. A chime will sound signaling that
MEMORY button 2 on the driver’s door or the UNLOCK
you are in the memory set mode.
button on the RKE transmitter linked to Memory Position 2.
4. Within five seconds, press and release MEMORY
button 1 on the driver’s door. A chime will sound
A recall can be cancelled by pressing any of the MEMORY
signaling to you that the driver memory has been set.
buttons on the driver’s door during a recall (S, 1, or 2).
When a recall is cancelled, the driver’s seat, outside mir5. Within five seconds, press and release the UNLOCK
rors, and the pedals stop moving. A delay of one second
button on the RKE transmitter. A chime will sound
will occur before another recall can be selected.
signaling to you that the RKE transmitter link has been
successfully disabled.
To Disable RKE Transmitter Linked To Memory
1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and To disable another RKE transmitter linked to either
Memory Position, repeat Steps 1 to 5 for each RKE
remove the key.
transmitter.
2. Press and release MEMORY button 1. The system will
recall any memory settings stored in position 1. Wait
for the system to complete the memory recall before
continuing to Step 3.
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NOTE: Once programmed, all RKE transmitters linked
to memory can be easily enabled or disabled at one time.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
Customer-Programmable Features⬙ in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
to 2.7 in (67.7 mm) forward of the rear stop. The seat
will return to its previously set position when you
insert the key into the ignition switch and turn it out of
the LOCK position.
• When you remove the key from the ignition switch the
driver seat will move to a position 0.3 in (7.7 mm)
forward of the rear stop if the driver seat position is
between 0.9 – 2.7 in (22.7 – 67.7 mm) forward of the
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
rear stop. The seat will return to its previously set
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
position when you insert the key into the ignition
vehicle.
switch and turn it out of the LOCK position.
The distance the driver seat moves depends on where
you have the driver seat positioned when you remove the • The Easy Entry/Easy Exit feature is disabled when the
driver seat position is less than 0.9 in (22.7 mm)
key from the ignition switch.
forward of the rear stop. At this position, there is no
• When you remove the key from the ignition switch,
benefit to the driver by moving the seat for Easy Exit
the driver seat will move about 2.4 in (60 mm) rearor Easy Entry.
ward if the driver seat position is greater than or equal
Easy Entry/Exit Seat (Available With Memory Seat
ONLY)
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Each stored memory setting will have an associated Easy TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
Entry and Easy Exit Position.
To open the hood, two latches must be released.
NOTE: The Easy Entry/Easy Exit feature can be enabled 1. Pull the hood release lever located on the instrument
or disabled through the programmable features in the
panel, below the steering column.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). If your
vehicle is not equipped with an EVIC, your dealership
can activate/deactivate this feature for you. For details,
refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Hood Release Lever
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2. Move to the front of the vehicle and look inside the Use the hood prop rod to secure the hood in the open
center of the hood opening. Locate, then push the position.
safety catch downward while raising the hood at the
same time.
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Hood Prop Rod
Safety Lever Location
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CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Lower the hood until it is open approximately
12 in (30 cm) and then drop it. This should secure both
latches. Never drive your vehicle unless the hood is
fully closed, with both latches engaged.
LIGHTS
Headlight Switch
The headlight switch is located on the left side of the
instrument panel. The switch controls the operation of
the headlights, parking lights, instrument panel lights,
interior lights and the fog lights.
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.
Headlight Switch With Halo Control
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Rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the first detent
for parking light and instrument panel light operation.
Rotate the headlight switch to the second detent for
headlight, parking light and instrument panel operation.
Headlights On With Wipers — If Equipped
When your headlights are in the AUTO mode and the
engine is running, the headlights will automatically turn
on when the wiper system is also turned on. Headlights
on when windshield wipers are on may be found on
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
vehicles equipped with an automatic headlight system.
This system automatically turns your headlights on or off
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
based on ambient light levels. To turn the system on, turn
Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding
the headlight switch to the extreme counterclockwise
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
position aligning the indicator with the AUTO on the
headlight switch. When the system is on, the Headlight Headlight Delay — If Equipped
Time Delay feature is also on. This means your headlights This feature provides the safety of headlight illumination
will stay on for up to 90 seconds after you turn the for up to 90 seconds after exiting your vehicle.
ignition switch OFF. To turn the Automatic System off,
turn the headlight switch clockwise to the O (OFF) To activate the delay feature, turn OFF the ignition switch
while the headlights are still on. Then turn off the
position.
headlights within 45 seconds. The 90 second delay interNOTE: The engine must be running before the head- val begins when headlight switch is turned off. If the
lights will come on in the Automatic mode.
headlights or parking lights are turned back on or the
ignition switch is turned ON, the delay will be cancelled.
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When exiting the vehicle the driver can choose to have
the headlights remain on for 30, 60 or 90 seconds or not
remain on. To change the timer setting, see your authorized dealer.
Lights-On Reminder
If the headlights or the parking lights are left on, or if the
dimmer control is in the extreme top position after the
ignition switch is turned OFF, a chime will sound when
The headlight delay time is programmable on vehicles the driver’s door is opened.
equipped with an EVIC. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable
Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for The headlights on your vehicle will illuminate when the
engine is started and the transmission is in any gear
further information.
except PARK. This provides a constant lights on condiIf the headlights are turned off before the ignition, they
tion until the ignition is turned OFF. The lights illuminate
will turn off in the normal manner.
at less than 50% of normal intensity. If the parking brake
NOTE: The headlights must be turned off within 45 sec- is applied, the Daytime Running Lights (DRL) will turn
onds of turning the ignition OFF to activate this feature. off. Also, if a turn signal is activated, the DRL lamp on the
same side of the vehicle will turn off for the duration of
the turn signal activation. Once the turn signal is no
longer active, the DRL lamp will illuminate.
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Front Fog Lights — If Equipped
To activate the front fog lights, turn on the parking
lights or the low beam headlights and push in the
headlight switch control knob. Pressing the headlight
switch control knob in a second time will turn the front
fog lights off.
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Dimmer Controls
The dimmer switch is located next to the headlight
switch.
Dimmer Control
With the parking lights or headlights on, rotating the
dimmer control upward will increase the brightness of
the instrument panel lights.
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NOTE: The key must be out of the ignition switch or the
Rotate the left dimmer control completely upward to the ignition switch must be in the OFF position for this
second detent (extreme top position) to turn on the feature to operate.
interior lights. The interior lights will remain on when the Interior Lighting Off
dimmer control is in this position.
Rotate the left dimmer control to the off position (extreme
Interior lights are also turned on when a door or liftgate bottom). The interior lights will remain off when the
is opened, the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is doors or liftgate are open.
activated, or when the dimmer control is moved to the
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness Feature)
extreme top.
Rotate the left dimmer control to the first detent. This
The interior lights will automatically turn off in approxi- feature brightens the odometer, radio and overhead
mately 10 minutes for the first activation and 90 seconds displays when the parking lights or headlights are on.
every activation thereafter until the engine is started, if
Halo Lights — If Equipped
one of the following occur:
Interior Lighting On
• A door, sliding door or the liftgate is left open
• Any overhead reading light is left on
Halo lights are strategically placed soft lighting that help
to illuminate specific areas to aid the occupants in
locating specific features while driving at night.
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The Halo control switch is located to the right of the Multifunction Lever
dimmer switch.
The multifunction lever is located on the left side of the
steering column.
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Halo Control
To activate the Halo lights, rotate the Halo
switch control upward or downward to increase or decrease the lighting.
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The multifunction lever controls the:
Turn Signal Warning
• Turn Signals
• Flash-To-Pass (Optical Horn)
If the vehicle electronics sense that the vehicle has
traveled at over 18 mph (29 km/h) for about 1 mile
(1.6 km) with the turn signals on, a chime will sound to
alert the driver.
• Front and Rear Wipers — Washer Functions
Lane Change Assist
• Headlight Beams Low/High
Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond
the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows
three times then automatically turn off.
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights. High/Low Beam Switch
Turn Signals
NOTE: If either light remains on and does not flash, or
there is a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside
light bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is
moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is
defective.
When the headlights are turned on, pushing the multifunction lever toward the instrument panel will switch
from low beams to high beams. Pulling back to the
neutral position returns the headlights to the low beam
operation.
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Flash-To-Pass
WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHERS
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by The wipers and washers are operated by a switch within
lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This the multifunction lever. Rotate the end of the multifuncwill cause the headlights to turn on at high beam and tion lever to select the desired wiper speed.
remain on until the lever is released.
Battery Protection
This feature provides battery protection to avoid wearing
down the battery if the headlights, parking lights, or
front fog lights are left on for extended periods of time
when the ignition switch is in the LOCK position. After
eight minutes of the ignition switch being in the LOCK
position and the headlight switch in any position other
than OFF or AUTO, the lights will turn off automatically
until the next cycle of the ignition switch or headlight
switch.
The battery protection feature will be disabled if the
ignition switch is turned to any other position other than
LOCK during the eight minute delay.
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NOTE: Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents the windshield wiper blades from returning to the
off position. If the windshield wiper switch is turned off
and the blades cannot return to the off position, damage
to the wiper motor may occur.
WARNING!
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to a collision. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
windshield with the defroster before and during
windshield washer use.
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 multifunction lever to the first detent position, and then turn the
end of the lever to select the desired delay interval. There
are six delay settings which includes high, which allow
you to regulate the wipe interval from a minimum of one
cycle every second to a maximum of approximately
36 seconds between cycles. The delay intervals will
double in duration when the vehicle speed is 10 mph
(16 km/h) or less.
Windshield Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the lever upward, to the first detent past
the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper operation.
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the second detent past
the intermittent settings for high-speed wiper operation.
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Windshield Washers
Rear Wiper And Washer
To use the Washer, push on the end of the lever to the
second detent and hold while spray is desired. If the lever
is pushed while on the intermittent setting, the wipers
will turn on and operate for several wipe cycles after the
lever is released, and then resume the intermittent interval previously selected. If the lever is pushed while the
wipers are in the off position, the wipers will operate
several wipe cycles, then turn off.
Rotating the rotary ring to the first detent activates the
rear intermittent wipers. To activate the washers, rotate
the rotary ring fully forward and the washers will spray
until the ring is released, and then resume the intermittent interval.
Mist Feature
NOTE: Rear window wipers function in the intermittent
wiper speed only.
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
This feature senses moisture on the windshield and
Press the end of the multifunction lever inward (toward
automatically activates the wipers for the driver. This
the steering column) to the first detent and release for a
feature is especially useful for road splash or overspray
single wiping cycle.
from the windshield washers of the vehicle ahead. Rotate
NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer the end of the multifunction lever to one of the five
pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the intermittent wiper sensitivity settings to activate this
windshield. The wash function must be used in order to feature.
spray the windshield with washer fluid.
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The sensitivity of the system is adjustable from the • The Rain Sensing feature can be turned on and off
multifunction lever. Wiper sensitivity position 3 has been
through the EVIC (if equipped). Refer to “Electronic
calibrated for best overall wiping sensitivity. If the operaVehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings
tor desires more wiping sensitivity, they may select
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understandsensitivity positions 4 or 5. If the operator desires less
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
wiping sensitivity, they may select sensitivity positions 2
The Rain Sensing system has protective features for the
or 1. Place the multifunction lever in the OFF position
wiper blades and arms. It will not operate under the
when not using the system.
following conditions:
NOTE:
• Low Temperature Wipe Inhibit — The Rain Sensing
feature will not operate when the ignition is first
• The Rain Sensing feature will not operate when the
switched ON, and the vehicle is stationary, and the
wiper speed is in the low or high position.
outside temperature is below 32°F (0°C), unless the
• The Rain Sensing feature may not function properly
wiper control on the multifunction lever is moved, or the
when ice or dried saltwater is present on the
vehicle speed becomes greater than 0 mph (0 km/h), or
windshield.
the outside temperature rises above freezing.
• Use of Rain-X威 or products containing wax or silicone
may reduce rain sensor performance.
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• Neutral Wipe Inhibit — The Rain Sensing feature will
not operate when the ignition is ON, and the transmission shift lever is in the NEUTRAL position, and the
vehicle speed is less than 5 mph (8 km/h), unless the
wiper control on the multifunction lever is moved or
the shift lever is moved out of the NEUTRAL position.
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or
shorten the steering column. The tilt/telescoping lever is
located below the steering wheel at the end of the
steering column.
• Remote Start Mode Inhibit — On vehicles equipped
with Remote Starting system, Rain Sensing wipers are
not operational when the vehicle is in the remote start
mode. Once the operator is in the vehicle and has
placed the ignition switch in the RUN position, rain
sensing wiper operation can resume, if it has been
selected, and no other inhibit conditions (mentioned
previously) exist.
Tilt/Telescoping Lever
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To unlock the steering column, push the lever downward
(toward the floor). To tilt the steering column, move the
steering wheel upward or downward as desired. To
lengthen or shorten the steering column, pull the steering
wheel outward or push it inward as desired. To lock the
steering column in position, push the lever upward until
fully engaged.
WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Failure to
follow this warning may result in serious injury or
death.
HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED
The steering wheel contains a heating element that helps
warm your hands in cold weather. The heated steering
wheel has only one temperature setting. Once the heated
steering wheel has been turned on it will operate for
approximately 58 to 70 minutes before automatically shutting off. The heated steering wheel can shut off early or
may not turn on when the steering wheel is already warm.
The heated steering wheel switch is located on the switch
bank below the climate controls.
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Press the switch to turn on the heated
steering wheel. The light on the switch
will illuminate to indicate the steering
wheel heater is on. Pressing the switch
a second time will turn off the heated
steering wheel and light indicator.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 229
NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated
steering wheel to operate.
Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not place anything on the steering wheel that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or steering
wheel covers of any type and material. This may
cause the steering wheel heater to overheat.
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
heated steering wheel can be programmed to come on
during a remote start. Refer to “Remote Starting System — If Equipped” in “Things to Know Before Starting ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED
Your Vehicle” for further information.
The adjustable pedals system is designed to allow a
greater range of driver comfort for steering wheel tilt and
WARNING!
seat position. This feature allows the brake, accelerator,
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin and clutch pedals (if equipped) to move toward or away
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, from the driver to provide improved position with the
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaus- steering wheel.
tion, or other physical conditions must exercise
care when using the steering wheel heater. It may
cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if
used for long periods.
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The switch is located on the left side of the steering Press the switch rearward to move the pedals rearward
column.
(toward the driver).
• The pedals can be adjusted with the ignition OFF.
• The pedals cannot be adjusted when the vehicle is in
REVERSE or when the Electronic Speed Control System is on. The following messages will be displayed on
vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information System (EVIC) if the pedals are attempted to be
adjusted when the system is locked out (“Adjustable
Pedal Disabled — Cruise Control Engaged” or “Adjustable Pedal Disabled — Vehicle In Reverse”.
Adjustable Pedal Switch
Press the switch forward to move the pedals forward
(toward the front of the vehicle).
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NOTE:
• Always adjust the pedals to a position that allows full
pedal travel.
• Further small adjustments may be necessary to find
the best possible seat/pedal position.
WARNING!
Do not adjust the pedals while the vehicle is moving.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
adjust the pedals while the vehicle is parked.
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ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
CAUTION!
Do not place any article under the adjustable pedals
or impede its ability to move, as it may cause damage
to the pedal controls. Pedal travel may become limited if movement is stopped by an obstruction in the
adjustable pedal’s path.
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h).
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The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Elecright side of the steering wheel.
tronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut
down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated at
the same time. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Control
System can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic
Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired
vehicle set speed.
To Activate
Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator 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.
Electronic Speed Control Buttons
1 — ON/OFF
4 — CANCEL
2 — RES +
3 — SET -
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WARNING!
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the system OFF when you are not using it.
To Set A Desired Speed
vehicle will deactivate Electronic Speed Control without
erasing the set speed memory. Pressing the ON/OFF
button or turning the ignition switch OFF erases the set
speed memory.
To Resume Speed
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+)
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed
above 20 mph (32 km/h).
Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle To Vary The Speed Setting
has reached the desired speed, press the SET (-) button
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can inand release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will
crease speed by pushing the RES (+) button. If the button
operate at the selected speed.
is continually pressed, the set speed will continue to
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed increase until the button is released, then the new set
and on level ground before pressing the SET button.
speed will be established.
Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph
(1.6 km/h) increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL
the button results in an increase of 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the
To Deactivate
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To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is
set, push the SET (-) button. If the button is continually
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.
Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph
(1.6 km/h) decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
the button results in a decrease of 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
To Accelerate For Passing
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on
moderate hills is normal.
On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed
Control.
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.
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the
vehicle set speed.
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PARKSENSE姞 REAR PARK ASSIST —
IF EQUIPPED
ParkSense姞 Sensors
The ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist system provides visual
and audible indications of the distance between the rear
fascia and a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g.
during a parking maneuver. Refer to ParkSense威 System
Usage Precautions for limitations of this system and
recommendations.
The four ParkSense威 sensors, located in the rear fascia/
bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is
within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect
obstacles from approximately 12 in (30 cm) up to 79 in
(200 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal
direction, depending on the location, type and orientation of the obstacle.
ParkSense威 will retain the last system state (enabled or ParkSense姞 Warning Display
disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is The ParkSense威 Warning screen will only be displayed if
changed to the ON/RUN position.
Sound and Display is selected from the CustomerParkSense威 can be active only when the shift lever is in Programmable Features section of the Electronic Vehicle
REVERSE. If ParkSense威 is enabled at this shift lever Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
position, the system will remain active until the vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customerspeed is increased to approximately 11 mph (18 km/h) or Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Inabove. The system will become active again if the vehicle strument Panel” for further information.
speed is decreased to speeds less than approximately
10 mph (16 km/h).
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The ParkSense威 Warning Display is located in the Instru- ParkSense姞 Display
ment cluster’s EVIC display. It provides both visual and When the vehicle is in REVERSE, the warning display
audible warnings to indicate the distance between the will turn ON indicating the system status.
rear fascia/bumper and the detected obstacle.
Park Assist System ON
ParkSense威 Warning Display
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The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing
three solid arcs and will produce a one-half second tone.
As the vehicle moves closer to the object the EVIC
display will show fewer arcs and the sound tone will
change from slow, to fast, to continuous.
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Park Assist System OFF
Slow Tone
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Fast Tone
Continuous Tone
The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the EVIC display
shows one flashing arc and sounds a continuous tone.
The following chart shows the warning alert operation
when the system is detecting an obstacle:
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Rear Distance
(in/cm)
Audible Alert
Chime
Arcs
Greater than
79 in (200 cm)
None
Radio Mute
No
None
WARNING ALERTS
79-39 in
39-25 in
(200-100 cm)
(100-65 cm)
Single 1/2
Slow
Second Tone
3 Solid
3 Slow
(Continuous)
Flashing
Yes
Yes
25-12 in
(65-30 cm)
Fast
Less than
12 in (30 cm)
Continuous
2 Slow
Flashing
Yes
1 Slow
Flashing
Yes
NOTE: ParkSense威 will MUTE the radio, if on, when the When ParkSense威 is disabled, the instrument cluster will
display the “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for
system is sounding an audio tone.
approximately five seconds. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Enabling/Disabling ParkSense姞
Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your
ParkSense威 can be enabled and disabled through the Instrument Panel” for further information. When the
Customer-Programmable Features section of the EVIC. shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the system is
The available choices are: OFF, Sound Only, or Sound and disabled, the EVIC will display the “PARK ASSIST SYSDisplay. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center TEM OFF” message for as long as the vehicle is in
(EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable REVERSE.
Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
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Service The ParkSense姞 Rear Park Assist System
When the ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist System is malfunctioning, the instrument cluster will actuate a single
chime, once per ignition cycle, and it will display the
“CLEAN PARK ASSIST SENSORS” or the “SERVICE
PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message. Refer to “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information. When
the shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the system has
detected a faulted condition, the EVIC will display the
“PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for as long as the
vehicle is in REVERSE. Under this condition, ParkSense
will not operate.
If “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” appears in the
EVIC, see an authorized dealer.
Cleaning The ParkSense姞 System
Clean the ParkSense威 sensors with water, car wash soap
and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not
scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could damage the sensors.
ParkSense姞 System Usage Precautions
NOTE:
• Ensure that the rear bumper is free of snow, ice, mud,
dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense威 system operating properly.
If “CLEAN PARK ASSIST SENSORS” appears in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) make sure
• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
the outer surface and the underside of the rear fascia/
affect the performance of ParkSense威.
bumper is clean and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt or other
obstruction and then cycle the ignition. If the message
continues to appear, see an authorized dealer.
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• When you turn ParkSense威 off, the instrument cluster
will display “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF.” Furthermore, once you turn ParkSense威 off, it remains off
until you turn it on again, even if you cycle the ignition
•
key.
• When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
position and ParkSense威 is turned off, the EVIC will
display “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for as
long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
obstacle behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide
a false indication that an obstacle is behind the
fascia/bumper.
Objects such as bicycle carriers, trailer hitches, etc.,
must not be placed within 12 in (30 cm) from the rear
fascia/bumper while driving the vehicle. Failure to do
so can result in the system misinterpreting a close
object as a sensor problem, causing the “SERVICE
PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message to be displayed in
the EVIC .
• ParkSense威, when on, will MUTE the radio when it is
sounding a tone.
• On vehicles equipped with a tailgate, ParkSense威
should be disabled when the tailgate is in the lowered
• Clean the ParkSense威 sensors regularly, taking care not
or open position and the vehicle is in REVERSE. A
to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not be
lowered tailgate could provide a false indication that
covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris.
an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
Failure to do so can result in the system not working
properly. The ParkSense威 system might not detect an
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
• ParkSense威 is only a parking aid and it is unable to
recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles.
Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not
detected at all. Obstacles located above or below
the sensors will not be detected when they are in
close proximity.
• The vehicle must be driven slowly when using
ParkSense威 in order to be able to stop in time when
an obstacle is detected. It is recommended that the
driver looks over his/her shoulder when using
ParkSense威.
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even
when using the Rear Park Assist system. Always
check carefully behind your vehicle, look behind
you, and be sure to check for pedestrians, animals,
other vehicles, obstructions, and blind spots before
backing up. You are responsible for safety and
must continue to pay attention to your surroundings. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or
death.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Before using the Rear Park Assist system, it is
strongly recommended that the ball mount and
hitch ball assembly is disconnected from the vehicle when the vehicle is not used for towing.
Failure to do so can result in injury or damage to
vehicles or obstacles because the hitch ball will be
much closer to the obstacle than the rear fascia
when the loudspeaker sounds the continuous tone.
Also, the sensors could detect the ball mount and
hitch ball assembly, depending on its size and
shape, giving a false indication that an obstacle is
behind the vehicle.
PARKVIEW姞 REAR BACK UP CAMERA —
IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView威 Rear
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen
image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be
displayed on the Navigation/Multimedia radio display
screen along with a caution note to “check entire surroundings” across the top of the screen. After five seconds this note will disappear. The ParkView威 camera is
located on the rear of the vehicle above the rear License
plate.
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE, the rear
camera mode is exited and the navigation or audio screen
appears again.
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When displayed, static grid lines will illustrate the width that will help indicate the distance to the rear of the
of the vehicle while a dashed center-line will indicate the vehicle. The following table shows the approximate
center of the vehicle to assist with aligning to a hitch/ distances for each zone:
receiver. The static grid lines will show separate zones
Zone
Red
Yellow
Green
Distance to the rear of the vehicle
0 - 1 ft (0 - 30 cm)
1 ft - 3 ft (30 cm - 1 m)
3 ft or greater (1 m or greater)
WARNING!
CAUTION!
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using the ParkView威 Rear Back Up Camera. Always
check carefully behind your vehicle, and be sure to
check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, or blind spots before backing up. You are responsible for the safety of your surroundings and must
continue to pay attention while backing up. Failure to
do so can result in serious injury or death.
• To avoid vehicle damage, ParkView威 should only
be used as a parking aid. The ParkView威 camera is
unable to view every obstacle or object in your
drive path.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• To avoid vehicle damage, the vehicle must be
driven slowly when using ParkView威 to be able to
stop in time when an obstacle is seen. It is recommended that the driver look frequently over his/her
shoulder when using ParkView威.
4. Enable or disable the rear camera feature by selecting
the “enable rear camera in reverse” soft-key.
5. Press the “save” soft-key.
Turning ParkView姞 On Or Off — Without
Navigation/Multimedia Radio
1. Press the “menu” hard-key.
NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance
2. Select “system setup” soft-key.
builds up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with
water, and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens. 3. Enable or disable the rear camera feature by selecting
“enable rear camera in reverse” soft-key.
Turning ParkView姞 On Or Off — With
Navigation/Multimedia Radio
1. Press the “menu” hard-key.
2. Select “system setup” soft-key.
3. Press the “camera setup” soft-key.
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OVERHEAD CONSOLES
Front Overhead Console
Two versions of the overhead console are available. The
base front overhead console model featured fixed incandescent courtesy/reading lights, flip-down sunglass storage and conversation mirror. The premium front overhead console model features a LED focused light that
illuminates the instrument panel cupholders, two swiveling LED lights, flip-down sunglass storage, conversation mirror, optional power sliding door switches and an
optional power liftgate switch.
Overhead Console
NOTE: Premium sunroof console models include all of
Courtesy/Interior Lighting
above except sunglass storage.
At the forward end of the console are two courtesy lights
(standard dome light has two buttons). The lights turn on
when a front door, a sliding door or the liftgate is opened.
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If your vehicle is equipped with Remote Keyless Entry Sunglass Storage (Non-Sunroof Only)
(RKE) the lights will also turn on when the UNLOCK At the front of the overhead console, a compartment is
button on the RKE transmitter is pressed.
provided for the storage of two pairs of sunglasses.
The courtesy lights also function as reading lights. Press From the closed position, press the door latch to open the
in on each lens to turn these lights on while inside the compartment.
vehicle. Press a second time to turn each light off. You
may adjust the direction of these lights by pressing the
outside ring, which is identified with four directional
arrows (LED lamps only).
The area around the instrument panel cupholders is also
illuminated from a light in the overhead console (premium console only). This light is turned on when the
headlight switch is on, and will adjust in brightness when
the dimmer control is rotated up or down.
Over Door Latch
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The door will slowly rotate to the full open position.
Conversation Mirror Position
NOTE: From the “conversation mirror” position, the
From this position, the door can be fully closed or, by door can only be closed.
rotating upward about 3/4 of the way and releasing, To return to the full open position, the door must first be
positioned for conversation mirror use.
closed and then opened by pressing the latch again to
Full Open Position
release.
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Rear Courtesy/Reading Lights — If Equipped
The overhead console has two sets of courtesy lights. The
lights turn on when a front door, a sliding door or the
liftgate is opened. If your vehicle is equipped with
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) the lights will also turn on
when the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter is
pressed.
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The courtesy lights also function as reading lights. Press
in on each lens to turn these lights on while inside the
vehicle. Press the lens a second time to turn each light off.
You may adjust the direction of these lights by pressing
the outside ring, which is identified with four directional
Reading Lights
arrows.
Rear Overhead Consoles — If Equipped
The rear overhead storage system is available in two
versions: with or without sunroof.
An additional LED at the front of the rear console shines
down on the front foot-well area while in courtesy mode,
for added convenience.
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Rear Console Halo Lighting
The rear overhead console has recessed halo lighting
around the perimeter of the console base. This feature
provides additional lighting options while traveling and
is controlled by the headlight switch. Refer to “Lights/
Halo Lights — If Equipped” in “Understanding the
Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
Overhead Compartment Features
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3
4
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DVD*
Rear HVAC
Interior Lights
Storage
* If equipped, otherwise storage.
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6
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DVD*
Interior Lights
Halo Lighting
HomeLink威 replaces up to three hand-held transmitters
that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security systems. The
HomeLink威 unit is powered by your vehicles 12 Volt
battery.
The HomeLink威 buttons, located on either the overhead
console, headliner or sunvisor, designate the three different HomeLink威 channels. The HomeLink威 indicator is
located above the center button.
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HomeLink威 Buttons/Overhead Consoles
HomeLink威 Buttons/Sunvisor/Headliner
NOTE: HomeLink威 is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
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Before You Begin Programming HomeLink姞
NOTE:
Be sure that your vehicle is parked outside of the garage • Erasing all channels should only be performed when
before you begin programming.
programming HomeLink威 for the first time. Do not
erase
channels when programming additional buttons.
For more efficient programming and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal it is recommended that • If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
the device that is being programmed to the HomeLink威
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
system.
Programming A Rolling Code
Erase all channels before you begin programming. To
erase the channels place the ignition in the ON/RUN For programming garage door openers that were manuposition and press and hold the two outside HomeLink威 factured after 1995. These garage door openers can be
buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds or until the red identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button located
where the hanging antenna is attached to the garage door
indicator flashes.
opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to
open and close the door. The name and color of the
button may vary by manufacturer.
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1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program while keeping the HomeLink威 indicator light in
view.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLink威
button you want to program and the hand-held transmitter button.
Training The Garage Door Opener
1 — Door Opener
2 — Training Button
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indicator light. The HomeLink威 indicator will flash slowly
and then rapidly after HomeLink威 has received the
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release both buttons after the indicator light changes
from slow to rapid.
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5. At the garage door opener motor (in the garage),
locate the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. This can
usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is
attached to the garage door opener/device motor.
Firmly press and release the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. On some garage door openers/devices
there may be a light that blinks when the garage door
opener/device is in the LEARN/TRAIN mode.
To program the remaining two HomeLink威 buttons,
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
erase the channels.
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured
before 1995.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next 2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program while keeping the HomeLink威 indicator light in
6. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed
view.
HomeLink威 button twice (holding the button for two
seconds each time). If the garage door opener/device 3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink威
activates, programming is complete.
button you want to program and the hand-held transNOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not activate, press the button a third time (for two seconds) to
complete the training.
mitter button.
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4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indicator light. The Homelink威 indicator will flash slowly
and then rapidly after HomeLink威 has received the
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release both buttons after the indicator light changes
from slow to rapid.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink姞 Button
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
follow these steps:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds.
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink威 button
Do not release the button.
and observe the indicator light.
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, program- 3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programming is complete and the garage door/device should
ming A Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all remaining
activate when the HomeLink威 button is pressed.
steps.
• To program the two remaining HomeLink威 buttons,
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
erase the channels.
that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after
several seconds of transmission.
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successfully accepted the frequency signal. The indiCanadian radio frequency laws require transmitter sigcator light will flash slowly and then rapidly when
nals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transfully trained.
mission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink威
to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
4. Watch for the HomeLink威 indicator to change flash
Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
rates. When it changes, it is programmed. It may take
time-out in the same manner.
up to 30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
door may open and close while you are programming.
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink威 button
door or gate motor.
and observe the indicator light.
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is complete and the garage door/device should
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
activate when the HomeLink威 button is pressed.
away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program
• To program the two remaining HomeLink威 buttons,
while keeping the HomeLink威 indicator light in view.
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink威 button,
erase the channels.
while you press and release (“cycle”), your hand-held
transmitter every two seconds until HomeLink威 has
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If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for Using HomeLink姞
programming, plug it back in at this time.
To operate, press and release the programmed
HomeLink威 button. Activation will now occur for the
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button
programmed device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operaTo reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
tor, security system, entry door lock, home/office lightfollow these steps:
ing, etc.,). The hand-held transmitter of the device may
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
also be used at any time.
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until Security
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
Do not release the button.
in your vehicle.
3. Without releasing the button proceed with To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for
“Canadian/Gate Operator Programming” Step 2 and 20 seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that all
follow all remaining steps.
channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be
erased.
The HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver is disabled when
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
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Troubleshooting Tips
WARNING!
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink威, here
are some of the most common solutions:
• Replace the battery in the original hand-held transmitter.
• Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
• Did you unplug the device for programming and
remember to plug it back in?
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
• Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are programming the universal transceiver. Do not program the transceiver if people,
pets or other objects are in the path of the door or
gate. Only use this transceiver with a garage door
opener that has a “stop and reverse” feature as
required by Federal safety standards. This includes
most garage door opener models manufactured
after 1982. Do not use a garage door opener without
these safety features. Call toll-free 1–800–355–3515
or, on the Internet at www.HomeLink.com for
safety information or assistance.
• Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run your vehicle in the garage
while programming the transceiver. Exhaust gas
can cause serious injury or death.
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General Information
NOTE:
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry • The transmitter has been tested and it complies with
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not extwo conditions:
pressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
device.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
• The term IC before the certification/registration numreceived including interference that may cause undeber only signifies that Industry Canada technical specisired operation.
fications were met.
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POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
WARNING!
The power sunroof switch is located between the sun
visors on the overhead console.
Power Sunroof Switch
• Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in
the ignition switch (or with the ignition in the
Accessory or Run position, for vehicles equipped
with Keyless Enter-N-Go™). Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped
by the power sunroof while operating the power
sunroof switch. Such entrapment may result in
serious injury or death.
• In a collision, there is a greater risk of being thrown
from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You could
also be seriously injured or killed. Always fasten
your seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are also properly secured.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof.
Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or any
object, to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
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position. The sunroof will close fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Close”. During Express
Press the switch rearward and release it within one-half
Close operation, any movement of the switch will stop
second and the sunroof will open automatically from any
the sunroof.
position. The sunroof will open fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Open”. During Express Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
Open operation, any movement of the sunroof switch
To close the sunroof, press and hold the switch in the
will stop the sunroof.
forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
To open the sunroof, press and hold the switch rearward closed condition until the switch is pushed and held
to full open. Any release of the switch will stop the forward again.
Opening Sunroof — Express
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially Pinch Protect Feature
opened condition until the switch is pushed and held
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
rearward again.
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obClosing Sunroof — Express
struction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the
Press the switch forward and release it within one-half sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstrucsecond and the sunroof will close automatically from any tion if this occurs. Next, press the switch forward and
release to Express Close.
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NOTE: If three consecutive sunroof close attempts result Wind Buffeting
in Pinch Protect reversals, the fourth close attempt will be Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
a Manual Close movement with Pinch Protect disabled. pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
Venting Sunroof — Express
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
Press and release the Vent button within one half second
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurand the sunroof will open to the vent position. This is
rence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
called “Express Vent”, and it will occur regardless of
the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows
sunroof position. During Express Vent operation, any
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to
Sunshade Operation
minimize the buffeting or open any window.
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the Sunroof Maintenance
sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is the glass panel.
open.
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Ignition Off Operation
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS — IF EQUIPPED
For Vehicles Not Equipped With The Electronic Vehicle Two 12 Volt (13 Amp) power outlets are located on the
Information Center (EVIC)
lower instrument panel, below the open storage bin. The
The power sunroof switch will remain active for 45 seconds driver-side power outlet is controlled by the ignition
after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. switch and the passenger-side power outlet is connected
directly to the battery. The driver-side power outlet will
Opening either front door will cancel this feature.
also operate a conventional cigar lighter unit (if equipped
For Vehicles Equipped With The EVIC
with an optional Smoker’s Package).
The power sunroof switch will remain active for up to
approximately ten minutes after the ignition switch is
turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door
will cancel this feature.
Sunroof Fully Closed
Press the switch forward and release to ensure that the
sunroof is fully closed.
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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.
Instrument Panel Outlets
NOTE: To ensure proper operation a MOPAR威 cigar
knob and element must be used.
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One outlet in the removable floor console (if equipped)
shares a fuse with the lower outlet in the instrument
panel and is also connected to the battery. Do not exceed
a maximum power of 160 Watts (13 Amps) shared
between the lower panel outlet and the removable floor
console outlet.
On vehicles equipped with the Super Console the power
outlets are located under the retractable cover. To access
the power outlets push down on the cover and slide it
toward the instrument panel.
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Super Console Outlets
Removable Console Outlet
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The outlet in the rear quarter panel near the liftgate and
the upper outlet in the instrument panel are both controlled by the ignition switch. Each of these outlets can
support 160 Watts (13 Amps). Do not exceed 160 Watts
(13 Amps) for each of these outlets.
The power outlets include tethered caps, labeled with a
key or battery symbol indicating the power source. The
power outlet, located on the lower instrument panel, is
powered directly from the battery. Items plugged into
this power outlet may discharge the battery and/or
prevent the engine from starting.
Power Outlet Fuses
1 — M7 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Center Seat (Opt) or with
Console Rear
2 — M6 Fuse 20 A Yellow Cigar Lighter Instrument Panel or with
Console Front
3 — M36 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Instrument Panel or
with Console Center
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
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.
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or
prevent the engine from starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.), will degrade the
battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
alternator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug. Improper use of the
power outlet can cause damage.
POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
A 110 Volt, 150 Watt inverter outlet (if equipped) converts
DC current to AC current, and is located on the left rear
trim panel immediately behind the second row left
passenger seat.
Power Inverter Outlet
The power inverter switch is located on the instrument
panel below the climate controls.
To turn on the power outlet, press the switch once. Press
the switch a second time to turn the power outlet off.
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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.
CUPHOLDERS
There are cupholders located throughout the interior. All
liners are removable for cleaning. Pull the flexible liner
from the cupholder drawer or tray starting at one edge
for easy removal. Refer to “Cleaning The Instrument
The power inverter is designed with built-in overload Panel Cupholders” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for
protection. If the power rating of 150 Watts is exceeded, further information.
the power inverter will automatically shut down. Once
the electrical device has been removed from the outlet the
inverter should automatically reset. If the power rating
exceeds approximately 170 Watts, the power inverter
may have to be reset manually. To reset the inverter
manually press the power inverter button OFF and ON.
To avoid overloading the circuit, check the power ratings
on electrical devices prior to using the inverter.
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variety of container types and sizes. Press down on the
container to engage the cupholder retention features.
Instrument Panel Cupholders
The instrument panel cupholders are located in a pull-out
drawer just above the lower storage bin.
Super Console — If Equipped
On models equipped with the Super Console, there are
two cupholders located in the center of the console.
Front Cupholders
Pull the drawer out firmly until it stops, and place the
container to be held in either one of the cupholder wells.
The cupholders are designed to accommodate a wide
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For rear passengers two cupholders are located in the Premium Console Cupholders — If Equipped
pull-out drawer, located in the back of the Super Console. On models equipped with premium center consoles, there
Pull the drawer out to the first position to use the are four cupholders located on the top of the console.
cupholders.
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Premium Console Cupholders
Rear Cupholders
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Interior Bottle Holders
There are four bottle holders located in the interior. One
bottle holder is molded into each front interior door trim
panels, and one bottle holder is molded into each side
sliding interior door trim panel. Each holder accommodates up to a 20 oz (.6 L) plastic bottle.
WARNING!
If containers of hot liquid are placed in the bottle
holder, they can spill when the door is closed, burning the occupants. Be careful when closing the doors
to avoid injury.
Interior Bottle Holder
Two outboard mesh pockets are on intermediate seating.
The mesh pockets are flexible enough to hold juice boxes,
toys, games or MP3 players, etc.
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Smoker’s Package Kit — If Equipped
With the optional authorized dealer-installed Smoker’s
Package Kit, a removable ash receiver is inserted into one
of the two cupholders in the center front instrument
panel. To install the ash receiver, align the receiver so the
thumb grip on the lid is facing rearward. Press the ash
receiver into either of the cup wells to secure. Pull
upward on the ash receiver to remove for cleaning
and/or storage.
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The left rear trim panel cupholder is designed to accommodate a second ash receiver, if desired.
STORAGE
Upper and Lower Glove Compartments
Upper Glove Compartment
Glove Compartments
To open the upper compartment, press in on the button,
Upper and lower glove compartments are located on the located on the left side of the upper door. The door will
automatically open.
passenger side of the instrument panel.
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Lower Glove Compartment
To open the lower compartment pull out on the release
handle.
Upper Compartment
To close the compartment door, push downward on the
door’s surface to latch the door closed.
Lower Compartment
NOTE: The lower compartment is equipped with a lock
that is part of the compartment handle.
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Door Trim Panel Storage
Front Door Storage
Both interior front door panels have multiple pockets for
storage.
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Driver Seatback Storage — If Equipped
The driver’s seatback has a primary storage pocket on all
models and an optional secondary mesh pocket.
Driver’s Seatback Storage
1 — Bag Holder
2 — Standard Pocket
3 — Mesh Pocket
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Umbrella Holder
Second Row Seat Storage Bins — If Equipped
An umbrella holder has been conveniently molded into The seat storage bins are located on the floor in front of
the left front door entry scuff molding.
the second row seats. The area below the covers can be
used for storage when the second row seat is in the
upright position.
Pull up on the storage bin latch to open the cover. Slide
the storage bin locking mechanism to the ⬙Lock⬙ position
to allow greater access to the storage bin.
Umbrella Holder
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WARNING!
In a collision, serious injury could result if the seat
storage bin covers are not properly latched.
• Do not drive the vehicle with the storage bin covers
open.
• Keep the storage bin covers closed and latched
while the vehicle is in motion.
• Do not use a storage bin latch as a tie down.
Storage Bin Safety Warning
Carefully follow these warnings to help prevent personal
injury or damage to your vehicle:
Storage Bin
CAUTION!
NOTE: The storage bin cover must be locked and flat
to avoid damage from contact with the front seat
tracks, which have minimal clearance to the cover.
WARNING!
• Always close the storage bin covers when your
vehicle is unattended.
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
• Do not allow children to have access to the second
row seat storage bins. Once in the storage bin,
young children may not be able to escape. If
trapped in the storage bin, children can die from
suffocation or heat stroke.
• In a collision, serious injury could result if the seat
storage bin covers are not properly latched.
• Do not drive the vehicle with the storage bin covers
open. Keep the storage bin covers closed and
latched while the vehicle is in motion.
• Do not operate the storage bin covers while the
vehicle is in motion.
• Do not use a storage bin latch as a tie down.
The storage bin cover must be flat and locked to
avoid damage from contact with the front seat tracks,
which have minimal clearance to the cover.
Seat Storage Bin Cover Emergency Release Lever
As a security measure, the Seat Storage Bin Cover has an
Emergency Release Lever built into the latching mechanism.
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Coat Hooks
Coat hooks are located along the headliner for the second
and third row seating positions. The coat hook load limit
is 10 lbs (4.5 kg). Exceeding the recommended load limit
can cause the coat hooks to break or disengage from the
vehicle.
Cargo Area Storage
The liftgate sill plate has a raised line with the statement
“Load To This Line”. This line indicates how far rearward
cargo can be placed without interfering with liftgate
closing.
Storage Bin Cover Emergency Release Lever
NOTE: In the event of an individual being locked inside
the storage bin, the storage bin cover can be opened from
inside of the bin by pushing on the glow-in-the-dark
lever attached to the storage bin cover latching mechanism.
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CONSOLE FEATURES
There are three consoles available: Basic, Premium and
Super.
WARNING!
Rear Cargo Area Loading Limit
Do not operate this vehicle with a console compartment lid in the open position. Cellular phones, music
players, and other handheld electronic devices
should be stowed while driving. Use of these devices
while driving can cause an accident due to distraction, resulting in death or injury.
NOTE: With all rear seats stowed or removed, 4 x 8 foot Basic Console
sheets of building material will fit on the vehicle floor Basic Console features consist of the following:
with the liftgate closed. The front seats must be moved
• The basic console profile allows vehicle occupants to
slightly forward of the rearmost position.
easily pass through the first row to the second.
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• Four cupholders accept up to extra large size beverage To Reinstall The Basic Floor Console
cups or 20 oz (.6 L) plastic bottles. Cupholders are
1. Position the console at a slight angle (front slightly
dishwasher safe for cleaning.
higher than the rear).
• The cupholders are removable to access a large storage
2. Slide the console rearward into the floor bracket/
bin.
hook.
• The basic console is removable from the vehicle for
3. Align the console until the front anchor cup plug hole
additional floor space by removing the cap and clip at
is centered on the winch hole.
the console base.
4. Reinstall the clip first and then while pushing downTo Remove The Basic Floor Console
ward on the console with slight pressure, reinstall the
1. Remove the front anchor cup plug and clip.
cover plug.
2. Slide the console base forward while lifting slightly to 5. Pull up on the console to be sure it is firmly latched.
clear the rear load floor hook.
WARNING!
3. Remove the console.
In an accident, serious injury could result if the
removable floor console is not properly installed.
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WARNING! (Continued)
Always be sure the removable floor console is fully
latched.
Premium Console — If Equipped
• Large console center storage will store headphones for
the available rear DVD entertainment system or other
items
• 12 Volt DC power outlet provides continuous power
inside the console for cell phones or other electronics.
The three-compartment console with sliding storage bin, • Rear occupant accessible
sliding upper tray with storage and large console storage
• Multiple adjustments
bin offers multiple configurations.
• Removable from vehicle for additional floor space.
• Four cupholders with dishwasher safe liners for cleaning. The cupholders can accept plastic bottles, large The top and center console sections slide forward and
rearward to provide added user comfort. A one-piece cup
cups or mugs with handles.
holder insert for both cavities can easily be removed for
• Top tray storage
cleaning. The cupholders will also accommodate large
• Upper storage bin can hold nine regular or 18 thin CDs size cups and 20 oz (.6 L) bottles.
or other items
Position 1 shows the console closed with four cupholders
and a convenient storage tray.
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Console Position 1
Console Position 2
Position 2 shows the raised storage tray revealing a large Dual Storage Bins
storage area below.
Position 3 shows the top portion of the console in a
rearward position. This is accomplished by lifting the
upper most latch at the front of the console. This provides
easy access to the storage area below and provides two of
the four cupholders for the second row passengers.
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Console Position 3
Console Position 4
Position 4 shows the complete console in its rearmost To Remove The Premium Floor Console
position. Again, lifting second latch handle at the front of
1. Pull up on the bottom release handle in the front of the
the console, allows complete access to a lower storage bin
console.
and provides additional cupholders for rear passengers.
2. Lift the rear of the console up several inches/
centimeters.
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3. Pull rearward to disengage from floor and remove
console.
To Reinstall The Premium Floor Console:
1. Position the console at a slight angle (rear slightly
higher than the front).
WARNING!
In an accident, serious injury could result if the
removable floor console is not properly installed.
Always be sure the removable floor console is fully
latched.
2. Slide the console forward into the floor bracket.
Super Console — If Equipped
3. Rotate the rear of the console down until it is resting The Super Console contains multiple storage areas, front
on the floor bracket.
lower pass through, top forward bin, top rearward bin
4. Push down on the rear of the console until it is seated and rear pull out drawer.
in the rear floor bracket.
The super console contains a pass through storage area
5. Pull up on the console to be sure it is firmly latched.
accessible for both the driver and front passenger.
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Front Lower Pass Through
Super Console
The super console tambour doors are opened by pushing 1 — Front Sliding Tambour Door
down on the finger tabs and sliding the door. The front 2 — Cupholder Light Ring
tambour door slides forward, the rear tambour door 3 — Rear Sliding Tambour Door
slides rearward.
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NOTE: The front cupholder light ring and pass through RAM CARGO VAN FEATURES
lighting is controlled by a dimming switch located on the
Ram Cargo Van Load Floor
instrument panel, refer to “Lights” in “Understanding
The Ram Cargo Van receives a structural aluminum rear
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
load floor. Two load floor options are available, the
Located in the back of the super console is a storage
standard floor with a flat aluminum surface and non skid
drawer and cupholders for the rear passengers.
strips or an optional deluxe floor with a flat aluminum
surface and non skid strips, through-the-floor access to
three storage bins and four load floor tie downs.
WARNING!
Do not operate the vehicle with loose items stored on
the load floor. While driving or in an accident you
may experience abrupt stopping, rapid acceleration,
or sharp turns. Loose objects stored on the load floor
may move around with force and strike occupants,
resulting in serious or fatal injury.
Rear Drawer Storage
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Standard Load Floor (Rear View)
Standard Load Floor
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Deluxe Load Floor Storage Bin Locations (Rear View)
Deluxe Load Floor Tie Down Locations (Rear View)
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REAR WINDOW FEATURES
CAUTION!
Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located on
the climate control (Mode) knob. Press this button
to turn on the rear window defroster and the heated
outside mirrors (if equipped). An indicator in the button
will illuminate when the rear window defroster is on.
The rear window defroster automatically turns off after
approximately 10 minutes. For an additional five minutes
of operation, press the button a second time.
NOTE:
• You can turn off the heated mirror feature at anytime
by pressing the rear window defroster switch a second
time.
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.
• To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear window defroster only when the engine is operating.
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vehicle. Be sure the total load of cargo inside the vehicle
plus that on the external rack does not exceed the
The automatic load leveling system will provide a levelmaximum vehicle load capacity.
riding vehicle under most passenger and cargo loading
conditions.
LOAD LEVELING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
A hydraulic pump contained within the shock absorbers
raises the rear of the vehicle to the correct height. It takes
approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) of driving for the leveling
to complete depending on road surface conditions.
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If the leveled vehicle is not moved for approximately 15
hours, the leveling system will bleed itself down. The
vehicle must be driven to reset the system.
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
The crossbars on your vehicle are delivered stowed
within the roof rack side rails. If adding cargo, deploy the
crossbars. Distribute cargo weight evenly on the roof rack
crossbars, to maximum of 150 lbs (68 kg). The roof rack
does not increase the total load carrying capacity of the
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The crossbars and side rails are designed to carry weight
on vehicles equipped with a luggage rack. The load must
not exceed 150 lbs (68 kg), and should be uniformly
distributed over the luggage rack crossbars.
NOTE:
• Crossbars are error-proofed and cannot be deployed or
stowed in the incorrect positions.
• To help control wind noise, stow the crossbars in the
side rails when they are not in use.
Deploying the Crossbars
To deploy the crossbars, completely loosen the thumb
screws at both ends of the crossbar and lift the crossbar
from its stowed position in the side rail. Repeat with
crossbar on the opposite side.
Loosening Crossbars
CAUTION!
Use care when removing and handling the crossbars
to prevent damage to the vehicle.
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Bend the crossbar supports at each end, taking care to
keep hand clear of pivoting joint. Slide the thumb screw
down.
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Deployed Position
Then, position the crossbars across the roof.
Stowed Position
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NOTE: The crossbars are identical and can be placed in Make sure the directional arrows on the crossbars align
any two of the three deploy positions.
with the directional arrows on the side rails. Set the
crossbars into the deployed positions.
Deploy Positions – Choose Two Of Three
Crossbar To Side Rail Installation
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Once the crossbars are set into position, tighten the Stowing the Crossbars
thumb screws completely.
Reverse the procedure to stow the crossbars, again,
taking care to keep hand clear of pivoting joint. Crossbars
are identical and can be stowed in either rail nest. Once
the crossbars are stowed, tighten the thumb screws
completely.
Tightening Crossbar
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296 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE: Load should always be secured to crossbars first,
with rail tie down loops used as additional securing
points if needed. Tie loops are intended as supplementary tie down points only. Do not use ratcheting mechanisms with the tie loops.
CAUTION!
• Check deployed crossbars frequently and retighten
thumb screws as necessary.
• To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do
not exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity of
150 lb (68 kg). Always distribute heavy loads as
evenly as possible and secure the load appropriately.
• To prevent damage to the roof of your vehicle, DO
NOT carry any loads on the roof rack without the
crossbars deployed.
• The load should be secured and placed on top of
the crossbars, not directly on the roof. If it is
necessary to place the load on the roof, place a
blanket or other protective layer between the load
and the roof surface.
Rail Tie Loops
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Long loads which extend over the windshield, such
as wood panels or surfboards, or loads with large
frontal area should be secured to both the front and
rear of the vehicle.
• Travel at reduced speeds and turn corners carefully
when carrying large or heavy loads on the roof
rack. Wind forces, due to natural causes or nearby
truck traffic, can add sudden upward lift to a load.
This is especially true on large flat loads and may
result in damage to the cargo or your vehicle.
Cargo must be securely tied before driving your
vehicle. Improperly secured loads can fly off the
vehicle, particularly at high speeds, resulting in personal injury or property damage. Follow the roof rack
cautions when carrying cargo on your roof rack.
SUN SCREENS — IF EQUIPPED
Sun screens are available for second and third row
seating windows. The screens store in the sill trim panels,
and the tops of the windows are equipped with hooks
that the sun screens attach to when pulled out.
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Sun Screen Retracted
Sun Screen Extended
Gently pull up on the tab to raise the sun screen. To lower the sun screen, gently lift the tab upward to
Continue pulling the sun screen until the tab is near the disengage the hooks, and feed the screen back into the
top of the window.
base sill.
Once the screen is completely to the top of the window,
extend the top bar of the sun screen over the two hooks
attached to the top of the window.
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CONTENTS
䡵 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .303
▫ EVIC Red Telltale Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — BASE . . . . . . . . . .304
▫ Oil Change Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM . . . . . . .305
▫ Fuel Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS . . . . .306
▫ Vehicle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
䡵 ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION
CENTER (EVIC) — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . .320
▫ Trip Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
▫ Tire PSI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
▫ Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
▫ EVIC White Telltale Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
▫ Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features) . . .333
▫ EVIC Amber Telltale Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
▫ Messages # . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
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▫ Compass / Temperature Display . . . . . . . . . .333 䡵 UCONNECT威 130 WITH SATELLITE RADIO . . .353
▫ Customer-Programmable Features
(System Setup) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
䡵 Uconnect威 730N/430/430N CD/DVD/
HDD/NAV — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343
▫ Operating Instructions (Voice Command
System) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343
▫ Operating Instructions (Uconnect威 Phone) —
If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369
䡵 UCONNECT威 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode. . . . . . .343
▫ Operation Instructions — CD MODE For
CD And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .347
▫ Notes on Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349
▫ Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode . . . . .352
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode. . . . . . .353
▫ Operation Instructions — CD MODE for
CD and MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
▫ LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) . . . . . . .364
▫ INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) . . . . . .364
▫ Uconnect威 (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped. . . .365
▫ Operating Instructions (Uconnect威 Phone) —
If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369
䡵 iPod威/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED . . .370
▫ Connecting The iPod威 Or External USB
Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
▫ Using This Feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
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▫ Controlling The iPod威 Or External USB Device
Using Radio Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
▫ Play Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
▫ List Or Browse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374
▫ Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA) . . . . . . . . .376
䡵 UCONNECT威 MULTIMEDIA — VIDEO
ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES)™ —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
▫ Play A DVD Using The Touch-Screen Radio . . .384
▫ Play A DVD Using The VES™ Player
(If Equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .387
▫ Listen To An Audio Source While A Video Is
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
▫ Third Row Swivel Screen (If Equipped) . . . . . .392
▫ Important Notes For Dual Video Screen
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393
▫ Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
▫ VES Remote Control – If Equipped . . . . . . . . .394
▫ Blu-Ray Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
▫ Remote Control Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396
▫ Play Video Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
▫ Locking The Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . .397
▫ Listen To An Audio Source On Channel 2
While A Video Is Playing On Channel 1. . . . . .382
▫ Replacing The Remote Control Batteries. . . . . .397
▫ Dual Video Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
▫ Headphones Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .398
▫ Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .399
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▫ Replacing The Headphone Batteries. . . . . . . . .400
▫ Unwired威 Stereo Headphone Lifetime
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400
䡵 STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
▫ Rear Manual Climate Control —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
▫ Summer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .441
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
▫ Winter Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .441
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .419
▫ Vacation/Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .441
䡵 CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . .419
▫ Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .441
䡵 RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES . . .420
▫ Outside Air Intake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
䡵 CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
▫ Operating Tips Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443
▫ Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
▫ A/C Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .444
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
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1
2
3
4
— Air Vents
— Instrument Cluster
— Shift Lever
— Radio
5
6
7
8
—
—
—
—
Upper Glove Compartment
Lower Glove Compartment
Climate Controls
DVD – If Equipped
9 — Storage Bin
10 — Cup Holders
11 — Switch Bank
12 — Ignition Switch
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13 — Hood Release
14 — Dimmer Switch
15 — Headlight Switch
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — BASE
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM
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If the vehicle is driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with
either turn signal on, a continuous chime will sound to
1. Tachometer
alert you to turn the signal off. If either indicator flashes
This gauge measures engine revolutions per minute at a rapid rate, check for a defective outside light bulb.
(RPM x 1000). Before the pointer reaches the red area,
5. High Beam Indicator
ease up on the accelerator to prevent engine damage.
This indicator shows that the high beam head2. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
lights are on. Push the multifunction lever forThis indicator will illuminate when the front fog ward to switch the headlights to high beam, and pull
lights are on.
toward yourself (normal position) to return to low beam.
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
3. Park/Headlight ON Indicator — If Equipped
6. Odometer Display / Electronic Vehicle Information
This indicator will illuminate when the park Center (EVIC) Display — If Equipped
lights or headlights are turned on.
Odometer Display / Trip Odometer Display The odometer display shows the total distance the vehicle has been
driven.
4. Turn Signal Indicators
U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn signal
vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the
when the turn signal lever is operated.
correct mileage that the vehicle has been driven. If your
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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.
Message Display Area
This also displays Trip A and Trip B, DTE, MPG or
L/100km, OAT (Outside Air Temperature) information to
Base Cluster, use STEP and RESET button (on steering
wheel) to access or reset the display.
NOTE: Some of the above warnings will be displayed in
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center Display Area
located in the instrument cluster.
When the appropriate conditions exist, the following
odometer messages will display:
door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Door Ajar
gATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liftgate Ajar
LoW tirE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Tire Pressure
gASCAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Cap Fault
noFUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuse Fault
CHAngE OIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oil Change Required
LoCOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Coolant
Refer to ”Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Display — If Equipped” for further information.
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LoW tirE
CHAngE OIL
When the appropriate condition exists, the odometer dis- Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
play will toggle between LoW and tirE for three cycles.
indicator system. The CHAngE OIL message will flash in
the
instrument cluster odometer for approximately
gASCAP
12 seconds, after a single chime has sounded, to indicate
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel the next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a change indicator system is duty cycle-based, which
“gASCAP” message will display in the odometer display means the engine oil change interval may fluctuate
area. Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the dependent upon your personal driving style.
STEP button on the steering wheel to turn off the
message. If the problem continues, the message will Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
appear the next time the vehicle is started.
position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and
noFUSE
release the STEP button on the steering wheel. To reset
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the Igni- the oil change indicator system (after performing the
tion Off Draw (IOD) fuse is improperly installed, or scheduled maintenance), perform the following steps.
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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1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position (do 7. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
not start the engine).
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
within 10 seconds.
switch is turned to the ON/RUN position and
may stay on for as long as four seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
start the engine, the oil change indicator system did not
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
reset. If necessary, repeat these steps.
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
Display — If Equipped
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) fea- as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
tures a driver-interactive display that is located in the brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
instrument cluster. For further information, refer to ignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN position, have
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”.
the light inspected by an authorized dealer.
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8. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light — If Equipped reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the low tire pressure telltale.
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
tires.)
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
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
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
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of reasons, including the installation of replacement or
CAUTION! (Continued)
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the
9. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
to continue to function properly.
an onboard diagnostic system, called OBD, that
monitors engine and automatic transmission conCAUTION!
trol systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
the ON/RUN position, before engine start. If the bulb
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and does not come on when turning the key from OFF to
warning have been established for the tire size ON/RUN, have the condition checked promptly.
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using re- Certain conditions, such as a loose or missing gas cap, poor
placement equipment that is not of the same size, fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the MIL after engine start.
The vehicle should be serviced if the light stays on through
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
several of your typical driving cycles. In most situations, the
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can or
vehicle will drive normally and will not require towing.
(Continued)
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10. 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.
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.
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
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.
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Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the ESC 13. Fuel Door Reminder
system will be ON, even if it was turned off previously.
The arrow in this symbol is a reminder that the
The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
Fuel Filler Door is located on the left side of the
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
vehicle.
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver that
14. Fuel Gauge
caused the ESC activation.
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
11. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator
the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position.
Light — If Equipped
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is off.
12. Speedometer
Indicates vehicle speed.
15. Air Bag Warning Light
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds
as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on
during starting, stays on, or turns on while
driving, have the system inspected at an authorized
dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints”
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
further information.
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16. Shift Lever Indicator
18. Brake Warning Light
The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the
instrument cluster. It displays the gear position of the
automatic transmission.
This light monitors various brake functions,
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the brake light turns on it may
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
NOTE:
You must apply the brakes before shifting from PARK.
The highest available transmission gear is displayed in the
lower right corner of the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) whenever the Electronic Range Select (ERS)
feature is active. Use the +/- selector on the shift lever to
activate ERS. Refer to “Automatic Transmission” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
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
17. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake
This light will flash at a fast rate for approxi- booster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake
mately 15 seconds, when the vehicle security and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop.
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly
until the vehicle is disarmed.
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The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
dropped below a specified level.
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
the brake fluid level checked.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is neces- Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to
sary.
the ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for
approximately two seconds. The light should then turn
off unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
inspected by an authorized dealer.
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The light also will turn on when the parking brake is 20. Temperature Gauge
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position.
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperaNOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is ture. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application. the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
When the ignition switch is first turned to ON/ or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
RUN, this light will turn on for four to eight exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb check, if
the driver or front passenger’s seat belt is unbuckled, a
CAUTION!
chime will sound. After the bulb check or when driving,
if the driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
Reminder Light will illuminate and the chime will sound. damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads
Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know “H” pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
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,
19. Seat Belt Reminder Light
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22. Charging System Light
CAUTION! (Continued)
turn the engine off immediately and call an authorized dealer for service.
WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call an authorized dealer
for service if your vehicle overheats. If you decide to
look under the hood yourself, see “Maintaining Your
Vehicle”. Follow the warnings under the Cooling
System Pressure Cap paragraph.
21. Low Fuel 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 non-essential
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.
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
23. Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
When the fuel level reaches approximately 2.0 gal
light should turn on momentarily when the en(7.8 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until gine is started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
fuel is added.
vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible.
A chime will sound when this light turns on.
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Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected. 25. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
This light does not indicate how much oil is in the engine.
This light informs you of a problem with the
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. The
24. Engine Temperature Warning Light
light will come on when the ignition is first
turned to ON/RUN and remain on briefly as a
This light warns of an overheated engine condibulb check. If the light does not come on during starting,
tion. As engine coolant temperatures rise and the have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
gauge approaches H, this indicator will illuminate and a
single chime will sound after reaching a set threshold. If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the
Further overheating will cause the temperature gauge to engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the
pass H, a continuous chime will occur until the engine is vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is
placed in the PARK position, the light should turn off.
allowed to cool.
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and If the light remains lit with the engine running, your
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also, vehicle will usually be drivable; however, see an authoshift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the ve- rized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light is
hicle. If the temperature reading does not return to flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is
normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for required and you may experience reduced performance,
service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle
may require towing.
Do In Emergencies” for further information.
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26. Transmission Temperature Warning Light
CAUTION!
During sustained high speed driving or trailer
towing up long grades on hot days, the automatic transmission oil may become too hot.
When the transmission overheat warning light
turns on, you will experience reduced vehicle performance until the automatic transmission cools down.
Once the transmission has cooled down and the light
turns off, you may continue to drive normally. If the high
speed is maintained, the overheating will continue to
occur.
If the overheating continues, it may become necessary to
stop the vehicle and run the engine at idle with the
transmission in NEUTRAL until the light turns off.
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
WARNING!
If you continue operating the vehicle when the
Transmission Temperature Warning Light is illuminated you could cause the fluid to boil over, come in
contact with hot engine or exhaust components and
cause a fire.
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This system conveniently allows the driver to select a
variety of useful information by pressing the switches
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) fea- mounted on the steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the
tures a driver-interactive display that is located in the following:
instrument cluster.
• Radio Information
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC) — IF EQUIPPED
• Fuel Economy
• Vehicle Speed
• Trip Info
• Tire PSI
• Vehicle Info
• Messages
• Units
• System Setup (Personal Settings)
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
• Turn Menu Off
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The system allows the driver to select information by UP Button
pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
Press and release the UP button to scroll upwheel:
ward through the main menus (Fuel Economy,
Vehicle Info, Tire PSI, Cruise, Messages, Units,
System Setup) and sub-menus.
DOWN Button
Press and release the DOWN button to scroll
downward through the main menus and
sub-menus.
SELECT Button
EVIC Steering Wheel Buttons
The SELECT button allows access to information in EVIC submenus, selects some feature
settings, and resets some EVIC features. The
EVIC prompts the driver when the SELECT
button can be used by displaying the right arrow graphic.
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The main display area will normally display the main
menu or the screens of a selected feature of the main
Press the BACK button to scroll back to a
menu. The main display area also displays ⬙pop up⬙
previous menu or sub-menu.
messages that consist of approximately 60 possible warning or information messages. These pop up messages fall
into several categories:
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays
• Five Second Stored Messages
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
The EVIC display consists of three sections:
message takes control of the main display area for five
1. The top line where compass direction, odometer line seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Most of
and outside temperature are displayed.
the messages of this type are then stored (as long as the
2. The main display area where the menus and pop up condition that activated it remains active) and can be
reviewed from the ⬙Messages⬙ main menu item. As long
messages are displayed.
as there is a stored message, an ⬙i⬙ will be displayed in the
3. The reconfigurable telltales section below the odom- EVIC’s compass/outside temp line. Examples of this
eter line.
message type are ⬙Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out⬙
The Reconfigurable Telltales section is divided into the and ⬙Low Tire Pressure⬙.
white telltales area on the right, amber telltales in the
middle, and red telltales on the left.
BACK Button
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• Unstored Messages
This message type is displayed indefinitely or until the
condition that activated the message is cleared. Examples
of this message type are ⬙Turn Signal On⬙ (if a turn signal
is left on) and ⬙Lights On⬙ (if driver leaves the vehicle).
When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays
the following messages:
• Unstored Messages Until RUN
These messages deal primarily with the Remote Start
feature. This message type is displayed until the ignition
is in the RUN state. Examples of this message type are
⬙Remote Start Aborted - Door Ajar⬙ and ⬙Press Brake
Pedal and Push Button to Start⬙.
• Remote start aborted — Door ajar
• Five Second Unstored Messages
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of message takes control of the main display area for five seconds
and then returns to the previous screen. Examples of this
message type are ⬙Memory System Unavailable - Not in
Park⬙ and ⬙Automatic High Beams On⬙.
• Remote start disabled — Start Vehicle to Reset
• Key in ignition
• Ignition or Accessory On
• Remote start aborted — Hood ajar
• Remote start aborted — L/Gate ajar
• Remote start aborted — Fuel low
• Remote start active — Key to Run
• Wrong Key
• Damaged Key
• Key not programmed
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• Vehicle Not in Park
• Left Rear Turn Signal Light Out
• Press Brake Pedal and Push Button to Start
• Right Front Turn Signal Light Out
• Door(s) Ajar (with a single chime, if vehicle is in motion) • Right Rear Turn Signal Light Out
• Liftgate Ajar (chime will sound when vehicle starts •
moving)
•
• Low Tire Pressure
•
• Service TPM System (refer to “Tire Pressure Monitor•
ing System” in “Starting And Operating”)
• Premium TPM Service Graphic Display
• Turn Signal On
• RKE Battery Low
• LOW WASHER FLUID
• Oil Change Required
• Left Front Turn Signal Light Out
Park Assist Disabled
Service Park Assist System
Personal Settings Not Available — Vehicle Not In Park
Blind Spot System Off — This message is displayed
when the ignition is turned to ON to indicate the Blind
Spot System has been turned off.
• Blind Spot System Not Available — This message is
displayed to indicate the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
system is temporarily unavailable due to sensor blockage, electronic interference, or other ⬙temporary⬙ conditions. When this message is displayed both outside
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rear view icons will be illuminated. If electronic interference is present, the BSM system will illuminate the
icon only on the side of interference as long as interference is present.
Electronic Range Select (ERS) feature has been engaged
and the gear selected is displayed. For further information on ERS, refer to “Starting And Operating”.
• Electronic Speed Control Ready
• Service Blind Spot System — This message is disThis light will turn on when the electronic
played to indicate the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
speed control is ready. For further information,
system is permanently unavailable. The driver will
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Underreceive an EVIC message and the BSM display warnstanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
ing in both mirrors will be permanently illuminated.
• Electronic Speed Control SET
If this message is present see an authorized dealer.
EVIC White Telltale Lights
This area will show reconfigurable white caution telltales. These telltales include:
• Electronic Range Select (ERS) Status
The shift lever status “5,4,3,2,1” are displayed indicating
the shift lever position. Telltales “5,4,3,2,1” indicate the
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This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is SET. For further information,
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
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• Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator
EVIC Amber Telltale Lights
This area will show reconfigurable amber caution telltales. These telltales include:
This light will turn on to indicate the windshield washer fluid is low.
• Low Fuel Light
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal EVIC Red Telltale Lights
(11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until This area will show reconfigurable red telltales. These
fuel is added.
telltales include:
• Loose Gascap Indicator
• Door Ajar
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines
This light will turn on to indicate that one or
that the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly
more doors may be ajar.
installed, or damaged, a loose gascap indicator
will display in the telltale display area. Tighten
• Oil Pressure Warning Light
the fuel filler cap properly and press the SELECT button
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
to turn off the message. If the problem continues, the
light should turn on momentarily when the engine
message will appear the next time the vehicle is started.
is started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A chime
may also turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL). will sound for four minutes when this light turns on.
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Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected. • Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.
This light informs you of a problem with the
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. The
light will come on when the ignition is first
• Charging System Light
turned ON and remain on briefly as a bulb
This light shows the status of the electrical charg- check. If the light does not come on during starting, have
ing system. The light should come on when the the system checked by an authorized dealer.
ignition switch is first turned ON and remain on briefly
as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on while If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the
driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the
electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is
the charging system light remains on, it means that the placed in the PARK position. The light should turn off.
vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging If the light remains lit with the engine running, your
system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authovehicle will usually be drivable. However, see an authorized dealer.
rized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light is
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is
required. You may experience reduced performance, an
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may
require towing.
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• Transmission Temperature Warning Light
• Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light warns of an overheated engine condiThis light indicates that the transmission fluid
temperature is running hot. This may occur
tion. As temperatures rise and the gauge apwith severe usage, such as trailer towing. If this
proaches H, this indicator will illuminate and a single
chime will sound after reaching a set threshold. Further
light turns on, safely pull over and stop the
overheating will cause the temperature gauge to pass H, vehicle. Then, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and
the indicator will continuously flash and a continuous run the engine at idle or faster until the light turns off.
chime will occur until the engine is allowed to cool.
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
Do In Emergencies” for more information.
CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
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WARNING!
If you continue operating the vehicle when the
Transmission Temperature Warning Light is illuminated you could cause the fluid to boil over, come in
contact with hot engine or exhaust components and
cause a fire.
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 Menu button. To reset the oil change indicator
system (after performing the scheduled maintenance),
perform the following steps.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (do not
start the engine.)
Oil Change Required
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
within 10 seconds.
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The Oil Change Required message will 3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10 seconds,
after a single chime has sounded, to indicate the next NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change start the engine, the oil change indicator system did not
indicator system is duty-cycle based, which means the reset. If necessary, repeat these steps.
engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon
your personal driving style.
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Fuel Economy
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Fuel
Economy” displays highlighted in the EVIC and press
the SELECT button. The following Fuel Economy functions display in the EVIC:
• Average Fuel Economy (AVG)
• Distance To Empty (DTE)
• Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
Average Fuel Economy
Average Fuel Economy Display
This display shows the average fuel economy since the
last reset. The Average Fuel Economy can be reset by
following the prompt in the EVIC to use the SELECT
button. When the fuel economy is reset, the display will
read “zero” for two seconds. Then, the history information will be erased, and the averaging will continue from
the last fuel average reading before the reset.
Distance To Empty (DTE)
This display shows the estimated distance that can be
traveled with the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is determined by a weighted average of
the instantaneous and average fuel economy, according
to the current fuel tank level. DTE cannot be reset
through the SELECT button.
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NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle SELECT button. Press the SELECT button to display the
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of current speed in mph or km/h. Pressing the SELECT
button a second time will toggle the unit of measure
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
between mph or km/h.
When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change NOTE: Changing the unit of measure in the Vehicle
to a “LOW FUEL” message. This display will continue Speed menu will not change the unit of measure in the
until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a significant EVIC.
amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the “LOW
Trip Info
FUEL” message and a new DTE value will display.
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Trip
Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
Info” is highlighted in the EVIC and press the SELECT
This display shows the instantaneous MPG in bar graph button. Press and release the UP/DOWN buttons to
form while driving. This will monitor the gas mileage in highlight one of the following functions if you want to
real-time as you drive and can be used to modify driving reset it:
habits in order to increase fuel economy.
Trip A
Vehicle Speed
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Vehicle reset.
Speed” displays highlighted in the EVIC and press the
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Trip B
Tire PSI
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last
reset.
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Tire
PSI:” displays highlighted in the EVIC. Press the SELECT
button to view a graphic of the vehicle with a tire
pressure value at each corner of the graphic.
Elapsed Time
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset
Units
when the ignition switch is in the ACC position. Elapsed
time will increment when the ignition switch is in the ON Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Units”
displays highlighted in the EVIC and press the SELECT
or START position.
button. The EVIC, odometer, and navigation system (if
To Reset A Trip Function
equipped) can be changed between English and Metric
Reset will only occur while a resettable function is units of measure. To make your selection, scroll up or
selected (highlighted). Press and hold the SELECT button down until the preferred setting is highlighted, then
to clear the resettable function being displayed.
press and release the SELECT button until a check-mark
appears next to the setting, showing that the setting has
been selected.
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Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
Messages #
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Vehicle
Info” displays in the EVIC and press the SELECT button.
Press the UP and DOWN button to scroll through the
selections below:
• Oil Temperature
Select from Main Menu using the UP or DOWN buttons.
This feature shows the number of stored warning messages (in the # place holder). Pressing the SELECT button
will allow you to see what the stored messages are. Press
and release the UP and DOWN buttons if there is more
than one message to step through the remaining stored
messages. Pressing the BACK button takes you back to
the Main Menu.
Displays the actual oil temperature.
Compass / Temperature Display
• Oil Pressure
The compass readings indicate the direction the vehicle is
facing. The EVIC will display one of eight compass
readings and the outside temperature.
• Coolant Temp
Displays the actual coolant temperature.
Displays the actual oil pressure.
• Engine Hours
Displays the number of hours of engine operation.
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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.
NOTE: A good calibration requires a level surface and
an environment free from large metallic objects such as
buildings, bridges, underground cables, railroad tracks,
etc.
Manual Compass Calibration
If the compass appears erratic and the CAL indicator
does not appear in the EVIC display, you must put the
This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the compass into the Calibration Mode manually, as follows:
need to manually reset the compass. When the vehicle is
1. Turn ON the ignition switch.
new, the compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will
display CAL until the compass is calibrated. You may 2. Press the UP or DOWN button until the Setup
also calibrate the compass by completing one or more
(Customer-Programmable Features) menu is reached,
360–degree turns (in an area free from large metal or
then press the SELECT button.
metallic objects) until the CAL indicator displayed in the
3. Press the DOWN button until “Calibrate Compass” is
EVIC turns off. The compass will now function normally.
displayed in the EVIC.
Automatic Compass Calibration
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4. Press and release the SELECT button to start the NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of
calibration. The “CAL” indicator will be displayed in the instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Mobile Phones,
Laptops and Radar Detectors. This is where the compass
the EVIC.
module is located, and it can cause interference with the
5. Complete one or more 360–degree turns (in an area
compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
free from large metal or metallic objects) until the
“CAL” indicator turns off. The compass will now
function normally.
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
the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly
set, the compass will automatically compensate for the
differences, and provide the most accurate compass
heading. For the most accurate compass performance, the
compass must be set using the following steps.
Compass Variance Map
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message SYSTEM SETUP NOT AVAILABLE VEHICLE
NOT IN PARK displays when you try to select “System
2. Press the UP or DOWN button until the Setup
Setup” from the main menu.
(Customer-Programmable Features) menu is reached,
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until ⬙System
then press the SELECT button.
Setup⬙ is highlighted in the main menu of the EVIC. Then
3. Press the DOWN button until the “Compass Variance” press the SELECT button to enter the System Setup
message is displayed in the EVIC, then press the sub-menu. Press and release the UP or DOWN button to
SELECT button. The last variance zone number dis- select a feature form the following choices:
plays in the EVIC.
Select Language
4. Press and release the SELECT button until the proper
When in this display you may select one of five lanvariance zone is selected, according to the map.
guages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
5. Press and release the RETURN button to exit.
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Press
the UP or DOWN button while in this display and scroll
Customer-Programmable Features
through the language choices. Press the SELECT button
(System Setup)
to select English, Spanish (Español), French (Français).
Personal Settings allows you to set and recall features
Then, as you continue, the information will display in the
when the transmission is in PARK. If the transmission is
selected language.
out of PARK or the vehicle begins moving, a warning
1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
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showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
When this feature is selected, the navigation system
Refer to “Rear Park Assist System” in “Understanding
utilizes voice commands, guiding through the drive
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for system function and
route, mile by mile, turn-by-turn until the final destinaoperating information.
tion is reached. To make your selection, press and release
the SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to Auto Unlock Doors – If Equipped
the feature showing the system has been activated or the
When ON is selected, all doors will unlock when the
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the PARK or
deactivated.
NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is opened. To
Enable/Disable the Rear Park Assist System –
make your selection, press and release the SELECT
If Equipped
button until a check-mark appears next to the feature
The Rear Park Assist system will scan for objects behind showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
the vehicle when the transmission is in the REVERSE is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
Nav–Turn By Turn–If Equipped
position and the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph
(18 km/h). The system can be enabled with Sound Only,
Sound and Display, or turned OFF through the EVIC. To
make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until a check-mark appears next to the feature
Remote Unlock Sequence
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
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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 a check-mark
appears next to the feature showing the system has been
activated or the check-mark is removed showing the
system has been deactivated.
Remote Start Comfort Sys. – If Equipped
When this feature is selected and the remote start is
activated, the heated steering wheel and driver heated
seat features will automatically turn on in cold weather.
In warm weather, the driver vented seat feature will
automatically turn on when the remote start is activated.
These features will stay on through the duration of
remote start or until the key is turned to RUN. To make
your selection, press and release the SELECT button until
RKE Linked To Memory – If Equipped
a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
When this feature is selected the memory seat, mirror, system has been activated or the check-mark is removed
and radio settings will return to the memory set position showing the system has been deactivated.
when the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button is pressed. If
this feature is not selected then the memory seat, mirror, Horn with Remote Lock – If Equipped
and radio settings can only return to the memory set When this feature is selected, a short horn sound will
position using the door mounted switch. To make your occur when the RKE transmitter LOCK button is pressed.
selection, press and release the SELECT button until a This feature may be selected with or without the Flash
check-mark appears next to the feature showing the Lamps with Lock feature. To make your selection, press
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed
showing the system has been deactivated.
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and release the SELECT button until a check-mark ap- a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
pears next to the feature showing the system has been system has been activated or the check-mark is removed
activated or the check-mark is removed showing the showing the system has been deactivated.
system has been deactivated.
Headlamp Off Delay
Horn with Remote Start
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
When this feature is selected, a short horn sound will
occur when the RKE transmitter REMOTE START button
is pressed. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the
feature showing the system has been activated or the
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
deactivated.
Flash Lamps with Lock
When ON is selected, the front and rear turn signals will
flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the
RKE transmitter. This feature may be selected with or
without the sound horn on lock feature selected. To make
your selection, press and release the SELECT button until
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
when exiting the vehicle. To make your selection, scroll
up or down until the preferred setting is highlighted,
then press and release the SELECT button until a checkmark appears next to the setting, showing that the setting
has been selected.
Headlamps with Wipers (Available with Auto
Headlights Only)
When ON is selected, and the headlight switch is in the
AUTO position, the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on. The
headlights will also turn off when the wipers are turned
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off if they were turned on by this feature. To make your
selection, press and release the SELECT button until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that the
setting has been selected.
Key-Off Power Delay
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect威 phone (if equipped), DVD
video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if equipped),
NOTE: Turning the headlights on during the daytime and power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes
causes the instrument panel lights to dim. To increase the after the ignition switch is turned OFF. Opening either
brightness, refer to “Lights” in “Understanding The front vehicle door will cancel this feature. To make your
selection, scroll up or down until the preferred setting is
Features Of Your Vehicle.”
highlighted, then press and release the SELECT button
Intermittent Wiper Options — If Equipped
until a check-mark appears next to the setting, showing
When ON is selected, the system will automatically that the setting has been selected.
activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture on
Illuminated Approach
the windshield. To make your selection, press and release
the SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
the feature showing the system has been activated or the and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are
check-mark is removed showing the system has been unlocked with the RKE transmitter. To make your selecdeactivated. When the system is deactivated, the system tion, scroll up or down until the preferred setting is
reverts to the standard intermittent wiper operation.
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highlighted, then press and release the SELECT button feature showing the system has been activated or the
until a check-mark appears next to the setting, showing check-mark is removed showing the system has been
deactivated.
that the setting has been selected.
NOTE: The seat will return to the memorized seat
location (if Recall Memory with Remote Key Unlock is set
When this feature is selected the signal lamps activate
to ON) when the RKE transmitter is used to unlock the
when power or manual sliding doors are in operation,
door. Refer to “Driver Memory Seat” in “Understanding
signaling other drivers that someone may be exiting or
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
entering the vehicle. To make your selection, press and
release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears Tilt Mirror In Reverse – If Equipped
next to the feature showing the system has been activated
When this feature is selected and the vehicle is placed in
or the check-mark is removed showing the system has
a reverse gear, the driver’s side mirror will tilt downward
been deactivated.
to allow the driver to see into the previous blind spot and
Easy Entry/Exit Seat – If Equipped
avoid objects in close proximity to the rear of the vehicle.
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to To make your selection, press and release the SELECT
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the button until a check-mark appears next to the feature
vehicle. To make your selection, press and release the showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
Flashers with Sliding Door
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Blind Spot Alert – If Equipped
There are three selections when operating Blind Spot
Alert (“Blind Spot Alert Lights”, “Blind Spot Alert
Lights/CHM”, “Blind Spot Alert Off”). The Blind Spot
Alert feature can be activated in “Blind Spot Alert Lights”
mode, when this mode is selected the Blind Spot Monitor
(BSM) system is activated and will only show a visual
alert in the outside mirrors. The Blind Spot Alert feature
can be activated in “Blind Spot Alert Lights/CHM”
mode, in this mode the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) will
show a visual alert in the outside mirrors as well as an
audible alert when the turn signal is on. When “Blind
Spot Alert Off” is selected the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
system is deactivated.
NOTE: If your vehicle has experienced any damage in
the area where the sensor is located, even if the fascia is
not damaged, the sensor may have become misaligned.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer to verify sensor
alignment. Having a sensor that is misaligned will result
in the BSM not operating to specification.
Calibrate Compass
Refer to “Compass Display” for more information.
Compass Variance
Refer to “Compass Display” for more information.
Turn Menu Off
Press and release SELECT to turn the menu off.
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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Uconnect姞 730N/430/430N CD/DVD/HDD/NAV —
IF EQUIPPED
UCONNECT姞 130
Refer to your Uconnect威 user’s manual for detailed
operating instructions.
Operating Instructions (Voice Command
System) — If Equipped
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Refer to “Voice Command” for further details.
Operating Instructions (Uconnect姞 Phone) —
If Equipped
Refer to “Uconnect威 Phone” for further details.
Uconnect威 130
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
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Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping, until you release it.
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second TIME Button
time to turn off the radio.
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
and radio frequency.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously Clock Setting Procedure
(360 degrees) in either direction, without stopping. Turn- 1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
ing the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
the volume, and to the left decreases it.
SCROLL control knob.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
set at the same volume level as last played.
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
SEEK Buttons
will begin to blink.
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next 4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL conto seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
trol knob to save time change.
will remain tuned to the new station until you make 5. To exit, press any button/knob, or wait five seconds.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
treble tones.
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
AM or FM frequencies.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
TUNE Control
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise sound level from the right or left side speakers.
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
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
mid-range tones.
RW/FF
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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.
AM/FM Button
Press the buttons to select either AM or FM mode.
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
window. Select the button (1 to 6) you wish to lock onto
this station and press and release that button. If a button
is not selected within five seconds after pressing the
SET/RND button, the station will continue to play but
will not be stored into pushbutton memory.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM stations).
DISC Button
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from
You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
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If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
NOTE:
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
to operate the radio.
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And
MP3 Audio Play
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel
away and jam the player mechanism.
• The Uconnect威 130 is a single CD player. Do not
attempt to insert a second CD if one is already
loaded.
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SEEK Button
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they can
cause damage to the player.
EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in
CD and MP3 modes.
TIME Button
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within Press this button to change the display from a large CD
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed, playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
RW/FF
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
Press and hold the FF (Fast Forward) button and the CD
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on player will begin to fast forward until FF is released, or
RW or another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse)
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
button works in a similar manner.
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AM/FM Button
Supported Media (Disc Types)
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
change of pace.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
Press the right SEEK button to move to the next ranfiles properly and may be unable to play the file nordomly selected track.
mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
Play.
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3 • Maximum number of files: 255
file recording media and formats are limited. When • Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restricnames and folder names is limited. For large numbers
tions.
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
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display the file name and folder name, and will assign
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this
display.)
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threecharacter extension)
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threecharacter extension)
Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
VBR bit rate.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
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MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
Frequency
(kHz)
48, 44.1, 32
24, 22.05, 16
Playback of MP3 Files
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
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not • Number of files and folders - Loading times will
supported by the radios.
increase with more files and folders
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
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To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
before writing to the disc.
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
allows the user to plug in a portable device, such as an time of day will display for five seconds (when ignition is
MP3 player, or cassette player, and utilize the vehicle’s OFF).
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will change the mode to
auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
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UCONNECT姞 130 WITH SATELLITE 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.
Uconnect威 130
SEEK Buttons
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
ACC position to operate the radio.
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will remain tuned to the new station until you make Phone Button Uconnect威 Phone — If Equipped
another selection. Holding either button will bypass Press this button to operate the Uconnect威 Phone feature
stations without stopping, until you release it.
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect威 Phone” for further
details.
Voice Command System (Radio) — If Equipped
Refer to “Voice Command” for further details.
Voice Command Button Uconnect威 Phone —
If Equipped
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.
Press this button to operate the Uconnect威 Phone feature TIME Button
(if equipped). Refer to “Voice Command” for further Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
details.
and radio frequency.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not Clock Setting Procedure
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
Uconnect Phone” message will display on the radio
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
screen.
SCROLL control knob.
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3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/ INFO Button
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
will begin to blink.
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/ message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL con- RW/FF
trol knob to save time change.
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds. causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button. direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the AM or FM frequencies.
SETUP button, use the TUNE/SCROLL control to select TUNE Control
SET CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure,
starting at Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
radio, press the SETUP button and then follow the above to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
procedure, starting at Step 2.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
mid-range tones.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
the front and rear speakers.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
MUSIC TYPE Button
treble tones.
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/ or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the seconds will allow the program format type to be sesound level from the right or left side speakers.
lected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
Music Type information.
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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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the minutes using the right side TUNE/SCROLL conBy pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
trol knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
save time change.
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
AM/FM Button
mode.
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
Memory
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between
the following items:
• Set Clock — Pressing the SELECT button will allow
you to set the clock. Adjust the hours by turning the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob. After adjusting the
hours, press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to set
the minutes. The minutes will begin to blink. Adjust
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
window. Select the button (1–6) you wish to lock onto this
station and press and release that button. If a button is
not selected within five seconds after pressing the SET/
RND button, the station will continue to play but will not
be stored into pushbutton memory.
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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 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/RUN and the
radio ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode
and begin to play when you insert the disc. The display
will show the track number, and index time in minutes
and seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they can
cause damage to the player.
EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel
away and jam the player mechanism.
• The Uconnect威 130 is a single CD player. Do not
attempt to insert a second CD if one is already
loaded.
(Continued)
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
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SEEK Button
AM/FM Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in
CD and MP3 modes.
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
TIME Button
Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display. Press the SET/RND button a second time to stop Random Play.
RW/FF
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button file recording media and formats are limited. When
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restricworks in a similar manner.
tions.
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Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
display the file name and folder name, and will assign
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
200 files, 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.
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
• Maximum number of files: 255
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers longer disc loading times.
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
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Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
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
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
MPEG-2 Audio
24, 22.05, 16
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
Layer
3
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rates.
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
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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
before writing to the disc.
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Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
more and the radio will display song titles for each file. Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds time of day will display for five seconds (when the
ignition is OFF).
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
Uconnect姞 (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped
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: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has
limited coverage in Alaska.
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.
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System Activation
To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you
may begin listening immediately to the one year of audio
service that is included with the factory-installed satellite
radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welcome kit that contains general information, including
how to setup your on-line listening account. For further
information, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474,
or visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com, or at
www.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian residents.
ESN/SID Access
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC position and the radio on, press the SETUP button and scroll
using the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID is
selected. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob and the
Sirius ID number will display. The Sirius ID number
display will time out in two minutes. Press any button on
the radio to exit this screen.
Selecting Uconnect威 (Satellite) Mode
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID)
Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display.
A CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
Please have the following information available when
mode.
calling:
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID).
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
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Satellite Antenna
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause
decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as
bikes should be placed as far rearward as possible, within
the loading design of the rack. Do not place items directly
on or above the antenna.
Reception Quality
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
cause intermittent reception.
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
cause signal blockage.
Operating Instructions - Uconnect威 (Satellite)
Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or
ACC position to operate the radio.
Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the SEEK Buttons
following reasons:
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will
structure or under a physical obstacle.
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
form of short audio mutes.
without stopping until you release it.
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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
MUSIC TYPE Button
button a second time.
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
INFO Button
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display informa- or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
tion between Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if avail- seconds will allow the program format type to be seable). Also, pressing and holding the INFO button for an lected.
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
RW/FF
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons channel with the same selected Music Type name.
causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
direction of the arrows.
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
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SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the
following items:
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/
SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
Sirius subscription.
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.
SET Button – To Set the Pushbutton Memory
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
When you are receiving a channel that you wish to button number will display.
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button. Buttons 1 - 6
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET but- Operating Instructions (Uconnect姞 Phone) —
ton, the channel will continue to play but will not be If Equipped
stored into pushbutton memory.
Refer to “Uconnect威 Phone” for further details.
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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威. For sales code
Uconnect威 Multimedia radio User’s Manual for iPod威
RBZ/RHB, RHR, RHP, RHW or RB2 touch-screen radio
or external USB device support capability.
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 glove compartUse the connection cable to connect an iPod威 or external
ment.
USB device to the vehicle’s USB connector port which is
iPod威 control supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod威
located in the glove compartment.
and iPhone威 devices. Some iPod威 software versions may
not fully support the iPod威 control features. Please visit
Apple’s website for software updates.
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without damaging it while closing the lid. If a cut out is
not available in the glove compartment, route the cable
away from the lid latch and in a place that will allow the
lid to close without damaging the cable.
Once the audio device is connected and synchronized to
the vehicle’s iPod威/USB/MP3 control system (iPod威 or
external USB device may take a few minutes to connect),
the audio device starts charging and is ready for use by
pressing radio switches, as described below.
NOTE: If the audio device battery is completely discharged, it may not communicate with the iPod威/USB/
USB Connector Port
MP3 control system until a minimum charge is attained.
NOTE: The glove compartment will have a position Leaving the audio device connected to the iPod威/USB/
where the iPod威 or consumer electronic audio device MP3 control system may charge it to the required level.
cable can be routed through without damaging the cable
when closing the lid. This allows routing of the cable
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⬙USB⬙ or ⬙Switch to USB⬙. Once in the iPod威/USB/MP3
control mode, audio tracks (if available from audio
By using iPod cable or external USB device to connect to
device) start playing over the vehicle’s audio system.
USB port:
Play Mode
• The audio device can be played on the vehicle’s sound
system, providing metadata (artist, track title, album, When switched to iPod威/USB/MP3 control mode, the
iPod威 or external USB device automatically starts Play
etc.) information on the radio display.
mode. In Play mode, the following buttons on the radio
• The audio device can be controlled using the radio
faceplate may be used to control the iPod威 or external
buttons to Play, Browse, and List the iPod威 contents.
USB device and display data:
• The audio device battery charges when plugged into
• Use the TUNE control knob to select the next or
the USB/AUX connector (if supported by the specific
previous track.
audio device)
• Turning it clockwise (forward) by one click, while
Controlling The iPod姞 Or External USB Device
playing a track, skips to the next track or press the
Using Radio Buttons
VR button and say ⬙Next Track⬙.
•
Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one click,
To get into the iPod威/USB/MP3 control mode and access
will jump to the previous track in the list or press the
a connected audio device, either press the “AUX” button
VR button and say ⬙Previous Track⬙
on the radio faceplate or press the VR button and say
Using This Feature
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• 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.
• Jump forward in the current track by pressing and
holding the FF>> button.
to the next screen of data for that track. Once all
screens have been viewed, the last INFO button press
will go back to the play mode screen on the radio.
• Pressing the REPEAT button will change the audio
device mode to repeat the current playing track or
press the VR button and say ⬙Repeat ON⬙ or ⬙Repeat
Off⬙.
• A single press backward << RW or forward FF>> will
jump backward or forward respectively, for five sec- • Press the SCAN button to use iPod威/USB/MP3 device scan mode, which will play the first 10 seconds of
onds.
each track in the current list and then forward to the
• Use the << SEEK and SEEK>> buttons to jump to the
next song. To stop SCAN mode and start playing the
previous or next track. Pressing the SEEK>> button
desired track, when it is playing the track, press the
during play mode will jump to the next track in the
SCAN button again. During Scan mode, pressing the
list, or press the VR button and say ⬙Next or Previous
<< SEEK and SEEK>> buttons will select the previous
Track⬙.
and next tracks.
• While a track is playing, press the INFO button to see
• RND button (available on sales code RES radio only):
the associated metadata (artist, track title, album, etc.)
Pressing this button toggles between Shuffle ON and
for that track. Pressing the INFO button again jumps
Shuffle OFF modes for the iPod威 or external USB
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device, or press the VR button and say ⬙Shuffle ON⬙ or
⬙Shuffle Off⬙. If the RND icon is showing on the radio
display, then the shuffle mode is ON.
List Or Browse Mode
During Play mode, pressing any of the buttons described
below, will bring up List mode. List mode enables
scrolling through the list of menus and tracks on the
audio device.
• TUNE control knob: The TUNE control knob functions
in a similar manner as the scroll wheel on the audio
device or external USB device.
• Turning it clockwise (forward) and counterclockwise
(backward) scrolls through the lists, displaying the
track detail on the radio display. Once the track to be
played is highlighted on the radio display, press the
TUNE control knob to select and start playing the
track. Turning the TUNE control knob fast will scroll
through the list faster. During fast scroll, a slight
delay in updating the information on the radio
display may be noticeable.
• During all List modes, the iPod威 displays all lists in
“wrap-around” mode. So if the track is at the bottom
of the list, just turn the wheel backward (counterclockwise) to get to the track faster.
• In List mode, the radio PRESET buttons are used as
shortcuts to the following lists on the iPod威 or
external USB device.
• Preset 1 – Playlists
• Preset 2 – Artists
• Preset 3 – Albums
• Preset 4 – Genres
• Preset 5 – Audiobooks
• Preset 6 – Podcasts
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• Pressing a PRESET button will display the current
list on the top line and the first item in that list on the
second line.
• To exit List mode without selecting a track, press the
same PRESET button again to go back to Play mode.
• LIST button: The LIST button will display the top
level menu of the iPod威 or external USB device. Turn
the TUNE control knob to list the top-menu item to be
selected and press the TUNE control knob. This will
display the next sub-menu list item on the audio
device, then follow the same steps to go to the desired
track in that list. Not all iPod威 or external USB device
sub-menu levels are available on this system.
• MUSIC TYPE button: The MUSIC TYPE button is
another shortcut button to the genre listing on your
audio device.
CAUTION!
• Leaving the iPod威 or external USB device (or any
supported device) anywhere in the vehicle in extreme heat or cold can alter the operation or damage the device. Follow the device manufacturer’s
guidelines.
• Placing items on the iPod威 or external USB device,
or connections to the iPod威 or external USB device
in the vehicle, can cause damage to the device
and/or to the connectors.
WARNING!
Do not plug in or remove the iPod威 or external USB
device while driving. Failure to follow this warning
could result in an accident.
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Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA)
Selecting Different Audio Device
Music can be streamed from your cellular phone to the 1. Press PHONE button to begin.
Uconnect威 phone system.
2. After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
Controlling BTSA Using Radio Buttons
⬙Setup⬙, then ⬙Select Audio Devices⬙.
To get into the BTSA mode, press either “AUX” button on 3. Say the name of the audio device or ask the Uconnect威
the radio or press the VR button and say “Bluetooth
phone system to list audio devices.
Streaming Audio”.
Next Track
Play Mode
Use the SEEK UP button, or press the VR button on the
When switched to BTSA mode, some audio devices can radio and say “Next Track” to jump to the next track
start playing music over the vehicle’s audio system, but music on your cellular phone.
some devices require the music to be initiated on the
device first, then it will get streamed to the Uconnect威 Previous Track
phone system. Seven devices can be paired to the Use the SEEK DOWN button, or press the VR button on
Uconnect威 phone system, but just one can be selected the radio and say “Previous Track” to jump to the
and played.
previous track music on your cellular phone.
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Browse
Browsing is not available on a BTSA device. Only the
current song that is playing will display info.
UCONNECT姞 MULTIMEDIA — VIDEO
ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES)™ —
If Equipped
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Getting Started
• Screen(s) located in the overhead console: Unfold the
overhead LCD screen(s) by pushing the button on the
overhead console behind the screen(s).
Video Entertainment System (VES)™
• Cycle the ignition to the ON or ACC position.
• Your vehicle may be equipped with either a standard
DVD player or a Blu-Ray Disc Player. If equipped with
a Blu-Ray Disc Player, the icon will be present on the
Player.
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• Turn on the Player (if equipped on Dual Screen Sys- Blu-Ray Player
tem) by pushing the Power button, located on the far
Play A Blu-Ray Disc
left, or by pressing the button on the Remote Control.
To view a Blu-Ray insert the disc into the Blu-Ray VES™
• When the Video Screen(s) are open and a DVD is disc Player. Playback will begin automatically after the
inserted into the VES™ player, the screen(s) turn(s) on Blu-Ray is recognized by the disc drive. If playback does
automatically, the headphone transmitters turn on and not begin automatically after the disc is inserted into the
playback begins.
Blu-Ray player press the play button. If playback does
• For Dual Video Screen System, Channel 1 on the not begin automatically after the disc is inserted into
Remote Control and Headphones refers to Screen 1 Blu-Ray VES™ disc Player follow these steps:
(second row) and Channel 2 on the Remote Control Using the Touch-Screen Radio
and Headphones refers to Screen 2 (third row). Refer to
• Press the MENU hard-key, then touch the Rear VES™
the Dual Video Screen section for more information.
soft key. If a chapter list appears on the right side of the
• The system can be controlled by the front seat occuscreen, touch the hide list soft key to display the Rear
pants using either the touch-screen- radio, the DVD or
VES™ control screen.
Blu-Ray Disc Player, or by the rear seat occupants
• Touch the 1 soft-key to select an audio channel, then
using the remote control.
touch the VES™ Disc soft-key in the media column.
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Using the Remote Control
• Select an audio channel (Channel 1 for 2nd row screen
and Channel 2 for 3rd row screen), then press the
source key and select VES™ Disc from the menu.
• Press popup/menu key to navigate disc menu and
options.
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Play Video Games
Connect the video game console to the Auxiliary RCA
input jacks (1 set or 2 depending on vehicle) located on
the back of the center console or on left side behind the
second row seat.
1. Video In – Yellow
2. Left Audio In – White
3. Right Audio In – Red
4. AUX 2 Inputs (If Equipped)
5. Power Outlet
6. Power Inverter
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When connecting an external source to the AUX input, be 2. While looking at the video screen, highlight VES AUX 1
sure to follow the standard color coding for the VES™
or 2 (depending which AUX input the gaming console is
jacks:
plugged into), by either pressing Up/Down/Left/Right
buttons or by repeatedly pressing the MODE button,
NOTE: Certain high-end video games, such as Playstathen press ENTER on the Remote Control.
tion3 and XBox360 will exceed the power limit of the
vehicle’s Power Inverter. Refer to the Power Inverter
section in your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for more
information.
Ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch is on
Channel 1.
Using The Remote Control
1. Press the MODE/SOURCE button on the Remote
Control.
Select VES AUX1 Mode On The VES Screen
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Using The Touch-Screen Radio Controls
1. Press the MENU hard-key on the radio faceplate.
2. Touch the Rear VES soft-key to display the Rear VES
Controls. If a channel list is displayed, press the HIDE
LIST soft-key to display the Rear VES Controls screen.
4
Rear VES Soft-key
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3. Touch the 1 soft-key and then touch either AUX 1 or
AUX 2 in the VES column (depending which AUX
input is used). To exit press the back arrow soft-key at
the top of the screen.
Listen To An Audio Source On Channel 2 While A
Video Is Playing On Channel 1
Ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch is on
Channel 2.
Using The Remote Control
1. Press the MODE/SOURCE button on the Remote
Control and the Mode Select Screen will display,
unless a video is playing then only a small banner will
appear on the bottom of the screen.
2. While looking at the video screen, either press Up/
Down/Left/Right on the Remote Control to highlight
the desired audio source or repeatedly press the
MODE/SOURCE button on the remote until the desired audio source appears on the screen.
Select Channel/Screen 1 And AUX 1 In The VES Column
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Using The Touch-Screen Radio Controls
1. Press the MENU hard-key on the radio faceplate.
2. Touch the Rear VES soft-key to display the Rear VES
Controls. If a channel list is displayed, press the HIDE
LIST soft-key to display the Rear VES Controls screen.
4
Select FM Mode On The VES Screen
Rear VES Soft-Key
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3. To listen to an audio source on Channel 2 while a Dual Video Screen
video is playing on Channel 1, touch the 2 soft-key and
NOTE: Typically there are two different ways to operate
choose an audio source. To exit touch the back arrow
the features of the Video Entertainment System (VES)™.
soft-key at the top left of the left screen.
• The Remote Control
• The Touch-Screen Radio (If Equipped)
Play A DVD Using The Touch-Screen Radio
1. Press the OPEN/CLOSE or LOAD hard-key on the
radio faceplate (Touch-Screen).
2. Insert the DVD with the label facing up. The radio
automatically selects the appropriate mode after the
disc is recognized and displays the menu screen or
starts playing the first track.
Select Channel/Screen 2 And HDD In The Media
Column
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3. To watch a DVD on Screen 1 for second row passengers, ensure the Remote Control and Headphone
switch is on Channel 1.
4. To watch a DVD on Screen 2 for third row passengers,
ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch is
on Channel 2.
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Using The Remote Control
1. Press the MODE/SOURCE button on the Remote
Control.
2. While looking at Screen 1 or 2, highlight DISC by
either pressing Up/Down/Left/Right buttons or by
repeatedly pressing the SOURCE button, then press
ENTER/OK.
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NOTE:
• Channel/Screen 1 select mode information is shown
on the left side of the screen.
• Channel/Screen 2 select mode information is shown
on the right side of the screen.
• The VES™ will retain the last setting when turned off.
Using The Touch-Screen Radio Controls
1. Press the MENU hard-key on the radio faceplate.
2. Touch the Rear VES soft-key to display the Rear VES
Rear VES Soft-key
Controls. If a channel list is displayed, press the HIDE
LIST soft-key to display the Rear VES Controls screen. 3. Touch the 1 or 2 soft-key and then the DISC soft-key in
the MEDIA column. To exit touch the back arrow at
the top left of the screen.
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NOTE:
Play A DVD Using The VES™ Player (If Equipped)
• To view a DVD on the radio press the RADIO/MEDIA 1. Insert the DVD with the label facing up. The VES™
player automatically selects the appropriate mode after
hard-key, on the radio faceplate, then touch the DISC
the disc is recognized and starts playing the DVD.
tab soft-key and then the VIEW VIDEO soft-key.
• Viewing a DVD on the Touch-Screen radio screen is NOTE: The VES™ player has basic DVD control funcnot available in all states/provinces, and the vehicle tion such as Menu, Play, Pause, FF, RW and Stop
must be stopped, and the shift lever must be in the
2. To watch a DVD on Screen 1 for second row passenPARK position for vehicles with automatic transmisgers, ensure the Remote Control and Headphone
sion. In vehicles with manual transmission the parking
switch is on Channel 1.
brake must be engaged.
3. To watch a DVD on Screen 2 for third row passengers,
• Touching the screen on a Touch-Screen radio while a
ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch is
DVD is playing brings up basic remote control funcon Channel 2.
tions for DVD play such as scene selection, Play, Pause,
FF, RW, and Stop. Pressing the X in the upper corner Using The Remote Control
will turn off the remote control screen functions.
1. Press the MODE/SOURCE button on the Remote
Control.
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2. While looking at Screen 1 or 2, highlight VES DISC by NOTE:
either pressing Up/Down/Left/Right buttons or by
• Channel/Screen 1 select mode information is shown
repeatedly pressing the MODE/SOURCE button, then
on the left side of the screen.
press ENTER/OK on the Remote Control.
• Channel/Screen 2 select mode information is shown
on the right side of the screen.
• The VES™ will retain the last setting when turned off.
Using The Touch-Screen Radio Controls
1. Press the MENU hard-key on the radio faceplate.
2. Touch the Rear VES soft-key to display the Rear VES
Controls. If a channel list is displayed, touch the HIDE
LIST soft-key to display the Rear VES Controls screen.
Select VES DISC Mode On The VES Screen
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4
Rear VES Soft-key
Select Channel/Screen 1 And DISC In The VES Column
3. Touch the 1 or 2 soft-key and then the DISC soft-key in NOTE:
the VES column. To exit touch the back arrow soft-key
• To view a DVD on the radio press the RADIO/MEDIA
at the top left of the screen.
hard-key, on the radio faceplate, then touch the DISC
tab soft-key and then the VIEW VIDEO soft-key.
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• Viewing a DVD on the Touch-Screen radio screen is Using The Remote Control
not available in all states/provinces, and the vehicle
1. Press the MODE/SOURCE button on the Remote
must be stopped, and the shift lever must be in the
Control and the Mode Select Screen will display,
PARK position for vehicles with automatic transmisunless a video is playing then only a small banner will
sion. In vehicles with manual transmission the parking
appear on the bottom of the screen.
brake must be engaged.
2. While looking at the video screen, either press Up/
Listen To An Audio Source While A Video Is
Down/Left/Right on the Remote Control to highlight
Playing
the desired audio source or repeatedly press the
Ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch are on
MODE/SOURCE button on the remote until the dethe same channel. If watching a video on Screen 1
sired audio source appears on the screen.
(second row), then Channel 2 could be used for audio.
If watching a video on Screen 2 (third row), then Channel 1 could be used for audio.
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Using The Touch-Screen Radio Controls
1. Press the MENU hard-key on the radio faceplate.
2. Touch the Rear VES soft-key to display the Rear VES
Controls. If a channel list is displayed, press the HIDE
LIST soft-key to display the Rear VES Controls screen.
4
Select FM Mode On The VES Screen
Rear VES Soft-Key
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3. To listen to an audio source on Channel 2 while a Third Row Swivel Screen (If Equipped)
video is playing on Channel 1, touch the 2 soft-key and • The third row screen or Screen 2 has the ability to
choose an audio source. To exit touch the back arrow
lower and swivel to face forward.
soft-key at the top left of the left screen.
• While the swivel screen is facing forward, the second
row screen or Screen 1 must be fully open in order for
the swivel screen (Screen 2) to work.
Select Channel/Screen 2 And HDD In The Media
Column
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• Selecting a video source on Channel 2, the video
source will display on the third row screen or Screen 2
• VES is able to transmit two channels of stereo audio
and can be heard on Channel 2.
and video simultaneously.
• The 2nd row screen and 3rd row screen of the Video
• The Blu-Ray DVD Player can play CDs, DVDs and
Entertainment System can play two separate discs
Blu-Ray Discs.
by utilizing the touch-screen radio DVD player and
• The DVD Player can play CDs and DVDs.
Blu-Ray Disc Player.
Important Notes For Dual Video Screen System
• In split screen mode the left side equates to Channel 1 • Audio can be heard through the headphones even
and the right side equates to Channel 2.
when the screen(s) are closed.
• Selecting a video source on Channel 1, the video
source will display on the second row screen or
Screen 1 and can be heard on Channel 1.
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2. Channel Selector Indicators – When a button is
pressed, the currently affected channel or channel
button is illuminated momentarily.
VES Remote Control – If Equipped
3. Light – Turns the remote control backlighting on or off.
The remote backlighting turns off automatically after
five seconds.
4. Channel/Screen Selector Switch - Indicates which
channel is being controlled by the remote control.
When the selector switch is in the Channel 1 position,
the remote controls the functionality of headphone
Channel 1 (right side of the screen). When the selector
switch is in the Channel 2, position the remote controls
the functionality of headphone Channel 2 (left side of
the screen).
Remote Control
Controls And Indicators
1. Power – Turns the screen and wireless headphone
transmitter for the selected Channel on or off. To hear
audio while the screen is closed, press the Power
button to turn the headphone transmitter on.
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5. 䉴䉴 – In radio modes, press to seek the next tunable 10. PROG Up/Down / Rewind/skip back and fast fwd/
station. In disc modes, press and hold to fast forward
skip forward – When listening to a radio mode,
through the current audio track or video chapter. In
pressing PROG Up selects the next preset and pressmenu modes use to navigate in the menu.
ing PROG Down selects the previous preset stored in
the radio. When listening to compressed audio on a
6. 䉲/Prev – In radio modes, press to select to the
data disc, PROG Up selects the next directory and
previous station. In disc modes, press to advance to
PROG Down selects the previous directory. When
the start of the current or previous audio track or
listening to a disc in a radio with a multiple-disc
video chapter. In menu modes, use to navigate in the
changer, PROG Up selects the next disc and PROG
menu.
Down selects the previous disc.
7. POP UP/MENU – Press to return to the main menu of
11. MUTE – Press to mute the headphone audio output
a DVD disc, to select a satellite audio channel from the
for the selected channel.
Station list, or select playback modes (SCAN/
RANDOM for a CD).
12. SLOW – If Equipped – Press to slow playback of a
DVD disc. Press play (䉴) to resume normal play.
8. 䉴 / 㥋 (Play/Pause) – Begin/resume or pause disc play.
13. STATUS – If Equipped – Press to display the current
9. ▪ (Stop) – Stops disc play
status.
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14. MODE/SOURCE – Press to change the mode of the 17. 䉳䉳 – In radio modes, press to seek to the previous
selected channel. See the Mode Selection section of
tunable station. In disc modes, press and hold to fast
rewind through the current audio track or video
this manual for details on changing modes.
chapter. In menu modes use to navigate in the menu.
15. SETUP – When in a video mode, press the SETUP
button to access the display settings (see the display 18. ENTER/OK – Press to select the highlighted option
in a menu.
settings section) to access the DVD setup menu, select
the menu button on the radio. When a disc is loaded
19. 䉱/NEXT – In radio modes, press to select to the next
in the DVD player (if equipped) and the VES™ mode
station. In disc modes, press to advance to the next
is selected and the disc is stopped, press the SETUP
audio track or video chapter. In menu modes, use to
button to access the DVD Setup menu. (see the DVD
navigate in the menu.
Setup Menu of this manual.)
Remote Control Storage
16. BACK – When navigating in menu mode, press to
return to the previous screen. When navigating a The video screen(s) come with a built in storage compartDVDs disc menu, the operation depends on the disc’s ment for the remote control which is accessible when the
screen is opened. To remove the remote, use your index
contents.
finger to pull and rotate the remote towards you. Do not
try to pull the remote straight down as it will be very
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difficult to remove. To return the remote back into its
storage area, insert one long edge of the remote into the
two retaining clips first, and then rotate the remote back
up into the other two retaining clips until it snaps back
into position.
Locking The Remote Control
All remote control functionality can be disabled as a
parental control feature.
• To disable the Remote Control from making any
changes, press the Video Lock button on the DVD
player (if equipped). If the vehicle is not equipped
with a DVD player, follow the radio’s instructions to
turn Video Lock on. The radio and the video screen(s)
indicate when Video Lock is active.
• Pressing the Video Lock again or turning the ignition
OFF turns Video Lock OFF and allows remote control
operation of the VES™.
Replacing The Remote Control Batteries
The remote control requires two AAA batteries for operation. To replace the batteries:
The Remote Control Storage
• Locate the battery compartment on the back of the
remote, then slide the battery cover downward.
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• Replace the batteries, making sure to orient them
according to the polarity diagram shown.
• Replace the battery compartment cover.
Headphones Operation
The headphones receive two separate channels of audio
using an infrared transmitter from the video screen.
Front seat occupants receive some headphone audio
coverage to allow them to adjust the headphone volume
for the young rear seat occupants that may not be able to
do so for themselves.
If no audio is heard after increasing the volume control,
verify that the screen is turned on and in the down
position and that the channel is not muted and the
headphone channel selector switch is on the desired
channel. If audio is still not heard, check that fully
charged batteries are installed in the headphones.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Volume Control
Power Button
Channel Selection Switch
Power Indicator
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• When both switches are on Channel 2, the Remote is
controlling Channel 2 and the headphones are tuned to
The headphone power indicator and controls are located
the audio of the VES™ Channel 2.
on the right ear cup.
2. Press the MODE/SOURCE button on the remote
NOTE: The rear video system must be turned on before
control.
sound can be heard from the headphones. To conserve
battery life, the headphones will automatically turn off 3. If the video screen is displaying a video source (such
as a DVD Video), pressing DISPLAY shows the status
approximately three minutes after the rear video system
on a popup banner at the bottom of the screen.
is turned off.
Pressing the MODE/SOURCE button will advance to
Changing the Audio Mode for Headphones
the next mode. When the mode is in an audio only
1. Ensure the Remote Control channel/screen selector
source (such as FM), the Mode Selection menu appears
on screen.
switch is in the same position as the headphone
selector switch.
4. When the Mode Selection menu appears on screen,
Controls
NOTE:
use the cursor buttons on the remote control to navigate to the available modes and press the OK button to
select the new mode.
• When both switches are on Channel 1, the Remote is
controlling Channel 1 and the headphones are tuned to
5. To cancel out of the Mode Selection menu, press the
the audio of the VES™ Channel 1.
BACK button on the remote control.
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Replacing The Headphone Batteries
How Long Does the Coverage Last? This warranty lasts
as long as you own the Product.
Each set of headphones requires two AAA batteries for
What Does This Warranty Cover? Except as specified
operation. To replace the batteries:
below, this warranty covers any Product that in normal
• Locate the battery compartment on the left ear cup of
use is defective in workmanship or materials.
the headphones, and then slide the battery cover
What Does This Warranty Not Cover? This warranty
downward.
does not cover any damage or defect that results from
• Replace the batteries, making sure to orient them misuse, abuse or modification of the Product other than
according to the polarity diagram shown.
by Unwired. Foam earpieces, which will wear over time
through normal use, are specifically not covered (replace• Replace the battery compartment cover.
ment foam is available for a nominal charge). UNWIRED
Unwired姞 Stereo Headphone Lifetime Limited
TECHNOLOGY IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES
Warranty
OR DAMAGES TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTWho Does This Warranty Cover? This warranty covers ING FROM THE USE OF, OR ANY FAILURE OR DEthe initial user or purchaser (⬙you⬙ or ⬙your⬙) of this FECT IN, THE PRODUCT, NOR IS UNWIRED LIABLE
particular Unwired Technology LLC (⬙Unwired⬙) wire- FOR ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT,
less headphone (⬙Product⬙). The warranty is not transfer- INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUable.
NITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR
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NATURE WHATSOEVER. Some states and jurisdictions
may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitation may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights. You may also have other rights, which vary from
jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
If you have any questions or comments regarding your
Unwired威 wireless headphones, please phone 1-888-2933332 or email [email protected]
What Will Unwired威 Do? Unwired威, at its option, will
repair or replace any defective Product. Unwired威 reserves the right to replace any discontinued Product with
a comparable model. THIS WARRANTY IS THE SOLE
WARRANTY FOR THIS PRODUCT, SETS FORTH YOUR
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY REGARDING DEFECTIVE
PRODUCTS, AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED), INCLUDING ANY
WARRANTY OR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
System Information
You may register your Unwired威 wireless headphones
online at www.unwiredtechnology.com or by phone at
1-888-293-3332.
Shared Modes
This allows the VES™ to output radio sources to the
headphones and the radio to output VES™ sources to the
vehicle speakers. When the radio and VES™ channel 1 or
2 are in the same (shared) mode, a VES™ icon will be
visible on the radio’s display for that channel, and the
shared icon will be visible on the VES™ screen. When in
shared mode, the same audio source is heard in the
shared headphone channel 1 or channel 2.
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If the radio functions (FM, AM, or SAT) are in the shared
mode with the VES™, only the radio is able to control the
radio functions. In this case, VES™ can share the radio
mode, but not change stations until the radio mode is
changed to a mode that is different from the VES™
selected radio mode. When shared, the radio has priority
over the VES™ or all radio modes (FM, AM, and SAT).
The VES™ has the ability to switch tuner (AM/FM),
SEEK, SCAN, TUNE, and recall presets in radio modes as
long as it is not in shared mode.
The VES™ can even control radio modes or video modes
while the radio is turned off. The VES™ can access the
radio modes or disc modes by navigating to those modes
on the VES™ and activating a radio mode or disc mode.
Information Mode Display
When in shared disc mode both the radio and the VES™
have control of the video functions. The VES™ has the
ability to control the following video modes:
1. CD: Ability to Fast Forward, Rewind, Scan, and Track
Up/Down.
2. CD Changer (in radio): Ability to Disk Up/Down and
program all listed CD controls (Fast Forward, Rewind,
Scan, and Track Up/Down).
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Information Mode Video Screen Display
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1. Channel 1 Mode
Numeric Keypad Menu
2. Channel 1 Shared Status
3. Channel 1 Audio Only/Mute
4. Channel 2 Mode
5. Channel 2 Shared Status
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6. Channel 2 Audio Only/Mute
7. Channel 1 ENTER/OK Button Action
8. Channel 2 ENTER/OK Button Action
9. Clock
10. Video Lock
11. Not Available / Error
12. Disc Changer Status
Numeric Keypad Menu
When the display for either Channel 1 or Channel 2
shows DIRECT TUNE, pressing the remote control’s OK
button activates a numeric keypad menu. This screen
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makes it easy to enter a specific tuner frequency, satellite Station List Menu
channel, or track number. To enter the desired digit:
When listening to Satellite audio, pressing the remote
1. Press the remote control’s navigation buttons (䉱, 䉲, control’s POP UP/MENU button displays a list of all
available channels. Navigate this list using the remote
䉴, 䉳) to navigate to the desired digit.
control’s navigation buttons (䉱, 䉲) to find the desired
2. When the digit is highlighted, press the remote con- station, press the remote control’s ENTER/OK button to
trol’s ENTER/OK button to select the digit. Repeat tune to that station. To jump through the list more
these steps until all digits are entered.
quickly, navigate to the Page Up and Page Down icons on
3. To delete the last digit, navigate to the Del button and the screen.
press the remote control’s ENTER/OK button.
4. After all of the digits are entered, navigate to the Go
button and press the remote control’s ENTER/OK
button.
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When listening to a CD Audio or CD Data disc, pressing
the remote control’s POP UP/MENU button displays a
list of all commands which control playback of the disc.
Using the options you can activate or cancel Scan play
and Random play.
Disc Menu
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Disc Menu For CDs
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Display Settings
on the screen. The factory default settings are already set
for optimum viewing, so there is no need to change these
settings under normal circumstances.
To change the settings, press the remote control’s navigation buttons (䉱, 䉲) to select an item, then press the
remote control’s navigation buttons (䉴, 䉳) to change the
value for the currently selected item. To reset all values
back to the original settings, select the Default Settings
menu option and press the remote control’s ENTER/OK
button.
Disc Features control the remote DVD player’s (if equipped)
settings of DVD being watched in the remote player.
Video Screen Display Settings
Listening To Audio With The Screen Closed
When watching a video source (DVD Video with the disc
in Play mode, Aux Video, etc.), pressing the remote To listen to only audio portion of the channel with the
control’s SETUP button activates the Display Settings screen closed:
menu. These settings control the appearance of the video • Set the audio to the desired source and channel.
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• Close the video screen.
Disc Formats
• To change the current audio mode, press the remote The VES™ DVD player is capable of playing the followcontrol’s MODE/SOURCE button. This will automati- ing types of discs (12 mm or 8 mm diameter):
cally select the next available audio mode without • DVD-Video discs (MPEG-2 video compression) (see
using the Mode/Source Select menu.
notes about DVD Region Codes)
• When the screen is reopened, the video screen will • DVD-Audio discs (2 channel audio output only)
automatically turn back on and show the appropriate
• Audio Compact Discs (CDs)
display menu or media.
If the screen is closed and there is no audio heard, verify
that the headphones are turned on (the ON indicator is
illuminated) and the headphone selector switch is on the
desired channel. If the headphones are turned on, press
the remote control’s power button to turn audio on. If
audio is still not heard, check that fully charged batteries
are installed in the headphones.
• CD Data discs with MP3 and WMA compressed audio
format files
• Video CDs (MPEG-1 video compression)
DVD Region Codes
The VES™ DVD player and many DVD discs are coded
by geographic region. These region codes must match in
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order for the disc to play. If the region code for the DVD also play DVD-Video content recorded to a DVD-R or
disc does not match the region code for the player, the DVD-RW disc. DVD-ROM discs (either pressed or recorded) are not supported.
disc will not play and will be ejected.
If you record a disc using a personal computer, there may
be cases where the VES™ DVD player may not be able to
When a DVD-Audio disc is inserted in the VES™ DVD
play some or the entire disc, even if it is recorded in a
player, the DVD-Audio title on the disc is played by
compatible format and is playable on other players. To
default (most DVD-Audio discs also have a Video title,
help avoid playback problems, use the following guidebut the Video title is ignored). All multi-channel program
lines when recording discs.
material is automatically mixed down to two channels,
which may result in a lowered apparent volume level. If • Open sessions are ignored. Only sessions that are
closed are playable.
you increase the volume level to account for this change
in level, remember to lower the volume before changing
• For multi-session CDs that contain only multiple CDthe disc or to another mode.
Audio sessions, the player will renumber the tracks so
each track number is unique.
Recorded Discs
DVD Audio Support
The VES™ DVD player will play CD-R and CD-RW discs
recorded in CD-Audio or Video-CD format, or as a
CD-ROM containing MP3 or WMA files. The player will
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• For CD Data (or CD-ROM) discs, always use the Compressed Audio Files (MP3 and WMA)
ISO-9660 (Level 1 or Level 2), Joliet, or Romeo format.
The DVD player is capable of playing MP3 (MPEG-1
Other formats (such as UDF, HFS, or others) are not
Audio Layer 3) and WMA (Windows Media Audio) files
supported.
from a CD Data disc (usually a CD-R or CD-RW).
• The player recognizes a maximum of 512 files and 99
• The DVD player always uses the file extension to
folders per CD-R and CD-RW disc.
determine the audio format, so MP3 files must always
end with the extension ⬙.mp3⬙ or ⬙.MP3⬙ and WMA
• Mixed media recordable DVD formats will only play
files must always end with the extension ⬙.wma⬙ or
the Video_TS portion of the disc.
⬙.WMA⬙. To prevent incorrect playback, do not use
If you are still having trouble writing a disc that is
these extensions for any other types of files.
playable in the VES™ DVD player, check with the disc
recording software publisher for more information about • For MP3 files, only version 1 ID3 tag data (such as
artist name, track title, album, etc.) are supported.
burning playable discs.
The recommended method for labeling recordable discs • Any file that is copy protected (such as those downloaded from many online music stores) will not play.
(CD-R, CD-RW, and DVD-R) is with a permanent marker.
The DVD player will automatically skip the file and
Do not use adhesive labels as they may separate from the
begin playing the next available file.
disc, become stuck, and cause permanent damage to the
DVD player.
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• Other compression formats such as AAC, MP3 Pro, Disc Errors
Ogg Vorbis, and ATRAC3 will not play. The DVD
If the DVD player is unable to read the disc, a ⬙Disc Error⬙
player will automatically skip the file and begin playmessage is displayed on the VES™ and Radio displays
ing the next available file.
and the disc is automatically ejected. A dirty, damaged, or
• If you are creating your own files, the recommended incompatible disc format are all potential causes for a
fixed bit rate for MP3 files is between 96 and 192Kbps ⬙Disc Error⬙ message.
and the recommended fixed bit rate for WMA files is
If a disc has a damaged track which results in audible or
between 64 and 192Kbps. Variable bit rates are also
visible errors that persists for 2.0 seconds, the DVD
supported. For both formats, the recommended
player will attempt to continue playing the disc by
sample rate is either 44.1kHz or 48kHz.
skipping forward 1.0 to 3.0 seconds at a time. If the end
• To change the current file, use the remote control’s or of the disc is reached, the DVD player will return to the
DVD player’s 䉱 button to advance to the next file, or beginning of the disc and attempt to play the start of the
the 䉲 button to return to the start of the current or first track.
previous file.
• To change the current directory, use the remote control’s PROG UP and Down buttons or Rewind/skip
back and fast fwd/skip forward.
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The DVD player may shut down during extremely hot Display
conditions, such as when the vehicle’s interior tempera- Other Language Setup
ture is above 120°F. When this occurs, the DVD player
will display ⬙VES High Temp⬙ and will shut off the VES™
displays until a safe temperature is reached. This shutdown is necessary to protect the optics of the DVD
player.
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All of the Language settings have a special ⬙Other⬙ setting
to accommodate languages other than Japanese or English. These languages are selected using a special fourdigit code.
To enter a new language code, activate the DVD Setup
Menu. To enter DVD Setup Menu stop the DVD, enter
radio disc mode, then DVD setup and follow these
additional instructions:
selecting the digit, press the remote control’s Right
cursor button to select the next digit. Repeat this digit
selection sequence for all four digits.
• When the entire four-digit code is entered, press the
remote control’s ENTER/OK button. If the language
code is not valid, the numbers all change back to ⬙夡⬙.
If the digits are visible after this step, then the language code is valid.
• Using the remote control Up and Down cursor but- Here is an abbreviated list of language codes. For more
tons, highlight the Language item you want to edit, language codes, please contact the dealer where the
and then press the remote control ENTER/OK button. vehicle was purchased.
• Using the remote control Down cursor button, select
the ⬙Other⬙ setting, then press the remote control’s
Right cursor button to begin editing the setting.
• Using the remote control Up and Down cursor buttons, select a digit for the current position. After
Language
Dutch
German
Portuguese
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2311
1304
2519
Language
French
Italian
Spanish
Code
1517
1819
1418
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To play all discs without requiring a password, set the
DVD player’s rating to Level 8. Setting the rating to Level
The Rating and Password settings work together to
1 always requires the password to play any DVD disc.
control the types of DVDs that your family watches. Most
Not all DVD discs encode a Rating, so it is still possible
DVD-Video discs have a rating (from 1 to 8) assigned to
that discs designed for adult audiences can still play
them where lower numbers are designated for all audiwithout requiring a password.
ences and higher numbers are designated for more adult
audiences.
Rating and Password Setup
When a DVD-Video disc is loaded, its rating is compared
to the setting in the DVD player. If the rating of the disc
is higher than the setting in the player, a Password screen
is displayed. In order to watch the disc, the rear passenger must enter the correct password using the password
entry method described below.
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The default rating is Level 8 (play all discs without a To set the password, activate the DVD Setup Menu and
password) and the default password is 0000.
follow these additional instructions:
• Using the remote control Left and Right cursor buttons, select the Rating tab.
• Highlight ⬙Change Password⬙, and then press the
remote control’s ENTER/OK button.
• Enter the current password. Select a digit, use the
remote control Up and Down cursor buttons to set the
value for the current digit, and then press the remote
control’s Right cursor button to select the next digit.
Repeat this digit selection sequence for all four digits.
• After the four-digit password is entered, press the
remote control’s ENTER/OK button. If the password
is correct, the set password screen is displayed.
DVD Password Entry
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• Using the remote control’s Up and Down cursor
buttons to set the value for the current digit and the
remote control’s Right cursor button to select digits,
enter the new password.
• After the four-digit password is entered, press the
remote control’s ENTER/OK button to accept the
change.
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To set the rating, activate the DVD Setup Menu and • After the four-digit password is entered, press the
follow these additional instructions:
remote control’s ENTER/OK button. If the password
is correct, the Rating Level menu is displayed.
• Using the remote control’s Left and Right cursor
• Using the remote control’s Up and Down cursor
buttons, select the Rating tab.
buttons, select the new rating level, and then press the
• Highlight ⬙Change Rating⬙, and then press the remote
remote control’s ENTER/OK button to accept the
control’s ENTER/OK button.
change.
• Enter the current password. Select a digit, use the
remote control’s Up and Down cursor buttons to set
the value for the current digit, and then press the
remote control’s Right cursor button to select the next
digit. Repeat this digit selection sequence for all four
digits.
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Product Agreement
General Information
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 or other limited viewing uses otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or
disassembly is prohibited.
This system complies with Part 15 of the FCC Operation
is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Dolby威 Digital and MLP Lossless Manufactured
under license from Dolby Laboratories. ⬙Dolby⬙, ⬙MLP
Lossless⬙, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories. Confidential unpublished works.
Copyright 1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories. All right
reserved.
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STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS —
IF EQUIPPED
The right-hand rocker switch has a pushbutton in the
center, and controls the volume and mode of the sound
system. Pressing the top of the rocker switch will increase
the volume. Pressing the bottom of the rocker switch will
decrease the volume. Pressing the center button changes
the operation of the radio from AM to FM, or to CD
mode, depending on which radio is in the vehicle.
The left-hand rocker switch has a pushbutton in the
center. The function of the left-hand switch is different,
depending on which mode you are in.
The following describes the left-hand rocker switch operation in each mode.
Remote Sound System Controls
(Back View Of Steering Wheel)
Radio Operation
Pressing the top of the switch will SEEK up for the next
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear listenable station, and pressing the bottom of the switch
surface of the steering wheel, at the three and nine will SEEK down for the next listenable station.
o’clock positions.
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The button located in the center of the left-hand switch CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
will tune to the next preset station that you have pro- To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following
grammed in the radio preset pushbutton.
precautions:
CD Player
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the surface.
Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once
wiping from center to edge.
will go to the beginning of the current track, or to the
beginning of the previous track if it is within one second 3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratching the disc.
after the current track begins to play.
If you press the switch up or down twice it plays the 4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners,
second track; three times, it will play the third, etc.
or anti-static sprays.
The button in the center of the left-hand switch has no
function in this mode.
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
too high.
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NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular disc, it may be damaged (i.e., scratched, reflective
coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
good disc before considering disc player service.
CLIMATE CONTROLS
The Climate Control system allows you to regulate the
temperature, amount, and direction of air circulating
throughout the vehicle. The controls are located on the
instrument panel, below the radio.
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning System —
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in If Equipped
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from The controls for the manual system in this vehicle contain
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated a series of outer rotary dials and inner push knobs. These
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is comfort controls can be set to obtain desired interior
not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does conditions.
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be With the Three-Zone Temperature Control system, each
turned down or off during mobile phone operation when front seat occupant can independently control the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning operations coming
not using Uconnect威 (if equipped).
from the outlets on their side of the vehicle.
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The primary control for the rear blower is on the front
climate control unit located on the instrument panel.
When the front control is in any position other than rear,
the front control operates all the rear functions.
The rear airflow modes will mirror the front unit operation. Rear Panel mode is automatically selected when the
front control is in the Panel mode. When the front unit is
in Bi-Level mode, airflow will be emitted from both the
upper and lower rear outlets. When the front control is in
Floor, Defrost, or Mix modes, airflow will be directed out
of the rear floor outlets.
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Manual Temperature Control
1. Left Front Temperature Control
• Provides left front seat occupant with independent
temperature control. Turn left for cooler or right for
warmer temperature settings.
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2. Rear Blower Control — If Equipped
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. Blower control should be left in the ⬙ON⬙
position to allow the climate control to either warm or
cool the vehicle.
• Use this control to regulate the amount of air forced
through the rear system in any mode you select. The
rear blower speed increases as you move the control to
the right from the “O” (Off) position. There are seven
blower speeds. To allow the rear overhead control,
turn blower knob fully to the left, past The ⬙O⬙ off 4. Rear Temperature Control — If Equipped
position into the “REAR” control position.
• Provides temperature control for the rear cabin. Turn
3. Front Blower Control
left for cooler or right for warmer temperature settings
in the rear cabin.
• Use this control to regulate the amount of air forced
through the system in any mode you select. The 5. Right Front Temperature Control
blower speed increases as you move the control to the • Provides right front seat occupant with independent
right from the “O” (Off) position. There are seven
temperature control. Turn left for cooler or right for
blower speeds.
warmer temperature settings.
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6. Mix Mode
8. Electronic Rear Window Defrost
Air is directed through the floor, defrost and side
Press this button to turn on the rear window
defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat at the equipped). An indicator in the button will illuminate
windshield. This setting is good for maintaining comfort, when the rear window defroster is on. The rear window
defroster automatically turns off after approximately
while reducing moisture on the windshield.
10 minutes.
7. Front Defrost Mode
NOTE:
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use Defrost mode with • You can turn off the heated mirror feature at anytime
maximum blower and temperature settings for best
by pressing the rear window defroster switch a second
windshield and side window defrosting.
time.
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor may operate in • To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear winMix and Defrost, or a blend of these modes even if the
dow defroster only when the engine is operating.
A/C button is not pressed. This dehumidifies the air to
help dry the windshield. To improve fuel economy, use
these modes only when necessary.
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9. Recirculation Control Button
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after
soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
Press this button to choose between outside air
intake or recirculation of the air inside the
vehicle. A lamp will illuminate when you are in
Recirculation mode. Only use the Recirculation
mode to temporarily block out any outside odors, smoke,
or dust, and to cool the interior rapidly upon initial
start-up in very hot or humid weather.
NOTE:
• If the Recirculation button is pressed when the system is
in Defrost mode the Recirculation LED indicator will flash
3 times to indicate Recirculation mode is not allowed.
• In Floor and Mix mode the system will turn off Recirculation mode after five minutes of operation. You can
select Recirculation mode again if desired.
• 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.
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• In cold or damp weather, the use of the Recirculation
mode will cause windows to fog on the inside because
of moisture buildup inside the vehicle. For maximum
defogging, select the outside air position.
from behind the radiator and through the condenser.
Fabric front fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the
condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
11. Floor Mode Button
• In order to prevent fogging, when the Recirculation
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a
button is pressed and the mode control is set to Panel,
small amount through the defrost and side winthe A/C will engage automatically.
dow demist outlets.
• The A/C can be deselected manually without disturb- 12. Bi-Level Mode Button
ing the mode control selection.
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
10. Air Conditioning (A/C) Button
Press and release to change the current setting.
NOTE: There is a difference in temperature (in any
The indicator illuminates when ON.
conditions other than full cold or full hot), between the
upper and lower outlets for added comfort. The warmer
NOTE: If your air conditioning performance seems air goes to the floor outlets. This feature gives improved
lower than expected, check the front of the A/C con- comfort during sunny but cool conditions.
denser (located in front of the radiator), for an accumulation of dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray
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13. Panel Mode Button
Max A/C
Air is directed through the outlets in the instru- For maximum cooling use the A/C and Recirculation
ment panel. These outlets can be adjusted for mode buttons at the same time.
direction, and turned on or off to control airflow.
Rear Manual Climate Control — If Equipped
NOTE: For maximum airflow to the rear, the center The Rear Manual Climate Control system has floor air
instrument panel outlets can be directed toward the rear outlets at the rear of the right side sliding door, and
seat passengers.
overhead outlets at each outboard rear seating position.
Economy Mode
If ECONOMY mode is desired, press the A/C button to
turn off the indicator light and the A/C compressor.
Rotate the temperature control knob to the desired temperature. Also, make sure to select only Panel, Bi-Level or
Floor modes.
The unit provides warm or cool air through the floor and
upper outlets.
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The rear blower and temperature controls for the rear Rear Blower Control
seat passengers are located in the headliner, near the The primary control for the rear blower is on the front
center of the vehicle.
climate control unit, located on the instrument panel.
Only when the front control for the rear blower is in the
REAR position do the second row seat occupants have
control of the rear blower speed.
The rear blower control, located in the rear overhead
console, has an off position and a range of blower speeds.
This allows the second row seat occupants to control the
volume of air circulated in the rear of the vehicle.
CAUTION!
Rear Manual Climate Controls
1 – Rear Blower
2 – Rear Temperature
3 – Rear Mode
4 – Rear Climate Control Lock
Interior air enters the Rear Manual Climate Control
system through an intake grille, located in the right
side trim panel behind the third row seats. The
heater outlets are located in the right side trim panel,
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Rear Mode Control
CAUTION! (Continued)
just behind the sliding door. Do not block or place
objects directly in front of the inlet grille or heater
outlets. The electrical system could overload, causing
damage to the blower motor.
Rear Temperature Control
The rear mode selection REAR, allows the settings to be
controlled by the rear mode control knob.
Headliner Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the headliner. Each
of these outlets can be individually adjusted to
direct the flow of air. Moving the air vanes of the outlets
to one side will shut off the airflow.
Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from both the headliner outlets and the
floor outlets.
To change the temperature in the rear of the vehicle,
rotate the temperature control knob counterclockwise for NOTE: In many temperature positions, the Bi-Level
mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the headcold air, and clockwise for heated air.
liner outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
When rear controls are locked by the front system, the
lock symbol on the temperature knob is illuminated, and Floor Mode
the rear overhead adjustments are inoperable.
Air comes from the floor outlets.
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The Three-Zone ATC system automatically maintains the
interior comfort level desired by the driver and all passengers. The system automatically adjusts the air temperature,
• Front Three-Zone ATC allows both driver and front the airflow volume, amount of outside air recirculation
passenger seat occupant, and rear seat occupants to and the airflow direction. This maintains a comfortable
select individual comfort settings.
temperature, even under changing conditions.
• When occupants in the vehicle select the AUTO mode
operation, a comfort temperature can be set by using
the temperature up and down buttons, and the auto
blower operation will be set automatically.
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) —
If Equipped
• The system can be controlled manually, if desired.
• SYNC feature links the controls for all three zones,
allowing one comfort setting (driver setting) for the
cabin, if desired.
Front ATC Panel
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1. Air Conditioning (A/C) Button
6. Auto Indicator
Press and release to change the current Air Conditioning This indicates when the system is in Auto mode.
(A/C) setting, the indicator illuminates when A/C is ON. 7. Right Front Seat Occupant Temperature Display
Performing this function will cause the ATC to switch
This display shows the temperature setting for the right
into manual mode.
front seat occupant.
2. Left Front Seat Occupant Temperature Display
8. Front Defrost Button
This display shows the temperature setting for the left
Press and release to change the current setting, the
front seat occupant.
indicator illuminates when ON. Performing this function
3. Mode Display
will cause the ATC to switch into manual mode. The
This display shows the current Mode selection (Panel, blower will engage immediately if the Defrost mode is
selected.
Bi-Level, Floor, Mix).
4. Blower Control Display
9. Passenger Temperature Control Up/Down Button
This display shows the current Blower speed selection.
Provides the passenger with independent temperature
control. Push the top button for warmer temperatures or
the lower button for cooler temperature settings.
5. Front Auto Indicator
This indicates when the system is in Front Auto mode.
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13. Climate Control OFF Button
10. Rear Control Button
Provides toggle operation between front control screen Press and release to turn the Climate Control OFF.
and rear control screen. Push the button to activate the 14. Blower Control
rear climate control screen and allow the front seat
There are seven blower speeds, the blower speed inoccupants control over the rear climate settings.
creases as you move the control to the right from the
11. Rear Lock
lowest blower setting. Performing this function will
Press and release the Rear Lock button on the front ATC cause the ATC to switch into manual mode.
panel to lock and unlock the rear climate controls.
15. Mode Control Button
12. Auto Temperature Control Button
Controls airflow temperature, distribution, volume, and
the amount of air recirculation automatically. Press and
release to select. Refer to “Automatic Operation” for
more information. Performing this function will cause
the ATC to switch between manual mode and automatic
modes.
Press and release to select between Modes (Panel, BiLevel, Floor, Mix). Performing this function will cause the
ATC to switch into manual mode.
16. Recirculation Control Button
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when ON.
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17. SYNC Button
Press and release to control the temperature setting for all
three zones from the driver temperature control.
• To return to Front screen, press ⬙REAR” button again,
or it will revert to the Front screen after six seconds.
18. Driver Temperature Control Up/Down Button
Provides the driver with independent temperature control. Push the top button for warmer temperatures or the
lower button for cooler temperature settings.
Controlling The Rear Climate Controls From The
Front ATC Panel
The Three-Zone ATC system allows for adjustment of the
rear climate controls from the front ATC panel.
To change the rear system settings:
Front ATC Panel Rear Control Display
• Press ⬙REAR⬙ button to change control to rear control 1. Mode Display
mode, Rear display (below) will appear. Control func- This display shows the current Mode selection.
tions now operate rear system.
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2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the system
to maintain, by adjusting the driver, front passenger,
This display shows the temperature setting for the rear
and rear seat rotary temperature knobs. Once the deseat occupants.
sired temperature is displayed, the system will achieve
3. Blower Control Display
and automatically maintain that comfort level.
2. Rear Temperature Display
This display shows the current Blower speed selection.
This indicates when the system is in Rear Auto mode.
3. When the system is set up for your comfort level, it is
not necessary to change the settings. You will experience the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the
system to function automatically.
Automatic Operation
NOTE:
4. Rear Auto Indicator
1. Press the AUTO button on the front ATC Panel and the • It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for
words Front Auto will illuminate in the front ATC
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts
display, along with two temperatures for the driver
the temperature, mode and fan speed to provide
and front passenger. The system will then automaticomfort as quickly as possible.
cally regulate the amount of airflow.
• The temperature can be displayed in English or Metric
units by selecting the “Display Units of Measure in”
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customer-programmable feature. Refer to the “Elec- NOTE: In many temperature positions, the Bi-Level
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — Customer- mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the headliner outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
Programmable Features” in this Section.
To provide you with maximum comfort in the automatic Floor Mode
mode, during cold start-ups, the blower fan will remain
Air comes from the floor outlets.
on low until the engine warms up. The fan will engage
immediately if the Defrost mode is selected, or by chang- Recirculation Control
ing the front blower knob setting
When outside air contains smoke, odors, or
high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired,
Rear Mode Control
you may wish to recirculate interior air by
Headliner Mode
pressing the Recirculation control button. ReAir comes from the outlets in the headliner. Each circulation mode should only be used temporarily. A LED
of these outlets can be individually adjusted to will illuminate on the Recirculation control button when
direct the flow of air. Moving the air vanes of the outlets Recirculation mode is selected. Push the button a second
to one side will shut off the airflow.
time to turn off the Recirculation mode LED and allow
outside air into the vehicle.
Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from both the headliner outlets and the
floor outlets.
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NOTE: In cold weather, use of the Recirculation mode Blower Control
may lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
mode is not allowed in Defrost mode to improve window
clearing operation. Recirculation will be disabled automatically if this mode is selected.
There are seven fixed blower speeds.
Use the outer dial control to regulate
the amount of air forced through
the system in any mode you select.
The blower speed increases as you
Manual Operation
move the control clockwise and deThis system offers a full complement of manual override
creases when you move the control
features. The AUTO symbol in the front ATC display will
counter-clockwise.
be turned off when the system is being used in the
manual mode.
The blower fan speed can be set to any fixed speed by
NOTE: Each of these features operate independently adjusting the blower control outer dial. The fan will now
operate at a fixed speed until additional speeds are
from each other. If any one feature is controlled manually,
the temperature doors will continue to operate automati- selected. This allows the front occupants to control the
volume of air circulated in the vehicle and cancel the
cally.
Auto mode.
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The operator can also select the direction of the airflow Floor Mode
by selecting one of the following positions.
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount
Panel Mode
of air is directed through the defrost and side
window
demister outlets.
Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument panel. These outlets can be adjusted for Mix Mode
direction, and turned on or off to control airflow.
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window
NOTE: For maximum airflow to the rear, the center
demist outlets. This mode works best in cold or
instrument panel outlets can be directed toward the rear snowy conditions. It allows you to stay comfortable,
seat passengers.
while keeping the windshield clear.
Bi-Level Mode
Defrost Mode
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor
Air comes from the windshield and side window
outlets and defrost outlets. A slight amount of air is
demist outlets. Use DEFROST mode with maxialso directed through the side window demister outlets.
mum blower and temperature settings for best windshield and side window defrosting.
NOTE: In many temperature positions, the BI-LEVEL
mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the panel
outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
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NOTE: While operating in the other modes, the system NOTE:
will not automatically sense the presence of fog, mist or
• If the system is in Mix, Floor or Defrost Mode, the A/C
ice on the windshield. DEFROST mode must be manually
can be turned off, but the A/C system shall remain
selected to clear the windshield and side glass.
active to prevent fogging of the windows.
Air Conditioning (A/C)
• If fog or mist appears on the windshield or side glass,
• The Air Conditioning (A/C) button allows the operaselect Defrost mode and increase blower speed.
tor to manually activate or deactivate the air conditioning system. When in A/C mode and the ATC is set
Rear Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) —
to a cool temperature, dehumidified air flows through
If Equipped
the air outlets. If Economy mode is desired, press the
A/C button to turn off the A/C mode in the ATC The rear ATC system has floor air outlets at the rear of the
right side sliding door, and overhead outlets at each
display and deactivate the A/C system.
outboard rear seating position. The system provides
heated air through the floor outlets or cool, dehumidified
air through the headliner outlets.
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The rear system temperature control is on the front ATC
panel located on the instrument panel.
Pressing the Rear Temperature Lock button on the front
ATC panel, illuminates a lock symbol in the rear display.
The rear temperature and air source are controlled from
the front ATC panel.
Rear second row occupants can only adjust the rear ATC
control when the Rear Temperature Lock button is turned
off.
The rear ATC system is located in the headliner, near the
center of the vehicle.
Rear ATC Control Features
1 - Blower Speed
2 - Rear Temperature
3 - Rear Mode
4 - Rear Temperature Lock
1. Press the Rear Temperature Lock button on the front
ATC panel. This turns off the Rear Temperature Lock
icon in the rear temperature knob.
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2. Rotate the Rear Blower, Rear Temperature and the
Rear Mode Control knobs to suit your comfort needs.
customer-programmable feature. Refer to the “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — CustomerProgrammable Features” in this Section.
3. ATC is selected by adjusting the rear blower knob
Rear Blower Control
counterclockwise to AUTO.
Once the desired temperature is displayed, the ATC The rear blower control knob can be manually set to off,
System will automatically achieve and maintain that or any fixed blower speed, by rotating the knob from low
comfort level. When the system is set up for your comfort to high. This allows the rear seat occupants to control the
level, it is not necessary to change the settings. You will volume of air circulated in the rear of the vehicle.
experience the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the
system to function automatically.
NOTE:
• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts
the temperature, mode and fan speed to provide
comfort as quickly as possible.
• The temperature can be displayed in English or Metric
units by selecting the “Display Units of Measure in”
CAUTION!
Interior air enters the Rear Automatic Temperature
Control System through an intake grille, located in the
right side trim panel behind the third row seats. The
heater outlets are located in the right side trim panel,
just behind the sliding door. Do not block or place
objects directly in front of the inlet grille or heater
outlets. The electrical system could overload causing
damage to the blower motor.
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Rear Temperature Control
Headliner Mode
To change the temperature in the rear of the vehicle,
Air comes from the outlets in the headliner. Each
rotate the temperature knob counterclockwise to lower
of these outlets can be individually adjusted to
the temperature, and clockwise to increase the tempera- direct the flow of air. Moving the air vanes of the outlets
ture. The rear temperature settings are displayed in the to one side will shut off the airflow.
front ATC panel.
Bi-Level Mode
When rear controls are locked by the front system, the
Air comes from both the headliner outlets and the
Rear Temperature Lock symbol on the temperature knob
floor outlets.
is illuminated and any rear overhead adjustments are
NOTE: In many temperature positions, the Bi-Level
ignored.
mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the headRear Mode Control
liner outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
Auto Mode
Floor Mode
• The rear system automatically maintains the correct
Air comes from the floor outlets.
mode and comfort level desired by the rear seat
occupants.
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Summer Operation
Vacation/Storage
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.
Before 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
fresh air with the blower setting on high. This will ensure
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
of compressor damage when the system is started again.
Winter Operation
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild, rainy
and/or humid weather. To clear the windows, select
Defrost or Mix mode and increase the front blower speed.
Do not use the Recirculation mode without A/C for long
periods, as fogging may occur.
To ensure the best possible heater and defroster performance, make sure the engine cooling system is functioning properly and the proper amount, type, and concentration of coolant is used. Refer to “Maintenance
Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for proper
coolant selection. Use of the air Recirculation mode
during Winter months is not recommended, because it
may cause window fogging.
Window Fogging
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Outside Air Intake
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains.
In Winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
slush, and snow.
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Operating Tips Chart
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A/C Air Filter
On vehicles equipped with Automatic Temperature
Control (ATC), the climate control system filters out dust
and pollen from the air. Refer to “Air Conditioning” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for filter replacement
instructions.
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CONTENTS
䡵 STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . .454
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
▫ Fuel Economy (ECON) Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
▫ Six-Speed Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . .456
▫ Extreme Cold Weather
(Below –20°F Or −29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457
▫ If The Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
䡵 ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED . . .452
䡵 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . .452
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .454
䡵 DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES . . . . . . . . .465
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .465
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .465
䡵 DRIVING THROUGH WATER . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
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䡵 POWER STEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .468
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN). . . . . . . . . . .487
▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . .488
䡵 PARKING BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .489
䡵 ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) . . . . . . . . .472 䡵 TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION. . . . . . . . .494
▫ Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light. . . . . . . . . . . .473
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
䡵 ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM . . . .474
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . .474
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . .496
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .497
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . .476
▫ All Season Tires – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .497
▫ Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
▫ Summer Or Three Season Tires – If Equipped . . .498
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
▫ Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498
䡵 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .484
▫ Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire
And Wheel – If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .499
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .484
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▫ Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped . . . . . . . . .499 䡵 FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516
▫ Full Size Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .500
▫ 3.6L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516
▫ Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .500
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .501
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . .517
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
䡵 TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES) . . . . . . .504
▫ Fuel System Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
䡵 TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . .506
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
䡵 TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) . . .507 䡵 FLEXIBLE FUEL — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . .520
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .510
▫ E-85 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
▫ Premium System – If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . .512
▫ Ethanol Fuel (E-85) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .521
▫ Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .522
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▫ Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel
䡵 VEHICLE LOADING . . . . . . . .
Vehicles (E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles . . . . . . .523
▫ Vehicle Certification Label . . .
▫ Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .523
䡵 TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . . .
▫ Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .523
▫ Common Towing Definitions .
▫ Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
䡵 RECREATIONAL TOWING
䡵 ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
(BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
. . . . . . . . . . . .526
. . . . . . . . . . . .527
. . . . . . . . . . . .529
. . . . . . . . . . . .529
. . . . . . . . . . . .542
. . . . . . . . . . . .544
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle . . .544
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .526
▫ Recreational Towing – All Models . . . . . . . . . .544
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STARTING PROCEDURES
WARNING! (Continued)
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust the
inside and outside mirrors, fasten your seat belt, and if
present, instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat
belts.
WARNING!
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
Automatic Transmission
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
(Continued)
The shift lever must be in the NEUTRAL or PARK
position before you can start the engine. Press the brake
pedal before shifting into any driving gear.
Normal Starting
1. Do not press the accelerator.
2. Use the Fob with Integrated Key to briefly turn the
ignition switch to the START position and release it as
soon as the starter engages. The starter motor will
continue to run, and it will disengage automatically
when the engine is running.
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3. If the engine fails to start, the starter will disengage If The Engine Fails To Start
automatically in 10 seconds. If this occurs, turn the
ignition switch to the OFF position, wait 10 to
WARNING!
15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting” proce• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into
dure (Steps 1–3 above).
the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to
NOTE: This vehicle is equipped with a transmission
start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire
shift interlocking system. The brake pedal must be
causing serious personal injury.
pressed to shift out of PARK.
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transExtreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or −29°C)
mission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
could enter the catalytic converter and once the
an externally powered electric engine block heater (availengine has started, ignite and damage the converter
able from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
and vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster
cables may be used to obtain a start from a booster
battery or the battery in another vehicle. This type
of start can be dangerous if done improperly. Refer
to “Jump Starting” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
If the engine has been flooded, it may start to run, but not
have enough power to continue running when the key
fob is released. If this occurs, continue cranking with the
accelerator pedal pushed all the way to the floor. Release
the accelerator pedal and the key fob once the engine is
running smoothly.
If the engine shows no sign of starting after two 15-second
intervals of cranking with the accelerator pedal held to the
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the floor, the “Normal Starting” procedure should be repeated.
“Normal Starting” procedure, it may be flooded. Push
the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it After Starting
there while cranking the engine. This should clear any The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
excess fuel in case the engine is flooded.
decrease as the engine warms up.
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, DO NOT crank the
engine for more than 15–second intervals at one time.
Wait 10 to 15 seconds before trying again.
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ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
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 routed under the hood on
the driver’s side of the vehicle. It has a removable cap
that is located on the driver side of the Integrated Power
Module.
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the engine block heater
cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt
electrical cord could cause electrocution.
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle
has come to a complete stop and the engine is at
idle speed.
• Do not shift between PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL,
or DRIVE when the engine is above idle speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal while
shifting out of PARK.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL
if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If
your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the
vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when
the engine is idling normally and your foot is
firmly pressing the brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
turn the engine OFF, and remove the key fob. When
the ignition is in the OFF position, the shift lever is
locked in PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob and lock your vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children). A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
ignition when the ignition is in the LOCK/OFF position,
and the shift lever is locked in PARK whenever the
ignition switch is in the LOCK/OFF position.
NOTE: If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap the
key fob in the ignition switch to warn you that this safety
feature is inoperable. The engine can be started and
stopped but the key fob cannot be removed until you
obtain service.
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 shift the transmission
out of PARK, the ignition switch must be turned to the
Key Ignition Park Interlock
ON/RUN position (engine running or not) and the brake
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Interpedal must be pressed.
lock which requires the shift lever to be placed in PARK
before the ignition switch can be turned to the LOCK/
OFF position. The key fob can only be removed from the
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When the Fuel Economy (ECON) Mode is engaged, the
The Fuel Economy (ECON) mode can improve the vehi- vehicle control systems will change the following:
cle’s overall fuel economy during normal driving condi- • The transmission will upshift sooner and downshift
tions. Press the “econ” switch in the center stack of the
later.
instrument panel and a green light will indicate the
• The transmission will skip select gears during shifts to
ECON mode is engaged.
allow the engine to operate at lower speeds.
Fuel Economy (ECON) Mode
• The torque converter clutch will engage at lower
engine speeds and remain on longer.
• The engine idle speed will be lower.
• The overall driving performance will be more
conservative.
• Some ECON mode functions may be temporarily
inhibited based on temperature and other factors.
Fuel Economy Mode Switch
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Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
The shift lever position display (located in the instrument
cluster) indicates the transmission gear range. You must
press the brake pedal to move the shift lever out of PARK
(Refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System” in
this section). To drive, move the shift lever from PARK or
NEUTRAL to the DRIVE position.
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
Shift Lever
hundred miles (kilometers).
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
moving the shift lever between these gears.
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The transmission shift lever has only PARK, REVERSE,
NEUTRAL, and DRIVE shift positions. Manual downshifts can be made using the Electronic Range Select
(ERS) shift control (described later in this section).
Moving the shift lever to the left or right (–/+) while in
the DRIVE position will select the highest available
transmission gear, and will display that gear in the
instrument cluster as 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Gear Ranges
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.
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
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load on the
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to
NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added precauallow the selected gear to engage before accelerating. tion, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
grade, and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
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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
your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
and remove the key fob. Once the key fob is
removed, the shift lever is locked in the PARK
position, securing the vehicle against unwanted
movement. Furthermore, you should never leave
unattended children inside a vehicle.
• 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 alone in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number of reasons. A
child or others could be seriously or fatally injured.
Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
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• 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 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.
NEUTRAL
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
periods with the engine running. The engine may be
The following indicators should be used to ensure that started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift
you have engaged the shift lever into the PARK position: the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
• 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.
WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
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WARNING! (Continued)
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have a collision.
CAUTION!
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other
reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can cause
severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and “Towing A
Disabled Vehicle” in “What To Do In Emergencies”
for further information.
automatically upshifts through underdrive first, second,
third, and fourth gears, direct fifth gear and overdrive
sixth gear. The DRIVE position provides optimum driving characteristics under all normal operating conditions.
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or
while towing heavy trailers), use the Electronic Range
Select (ERS) shift control (described below) 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.
During cold temperatures, transmission operation may
be modified depending on engine and transmission
This range should be used for most city and highway temperature as well as vehicle speed. This feature imdriving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and down- proves warm up time of the engine and transmission to
shifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission achieve maximum efficiency. Engagement of the torque
DRIVE
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converter clutch is inhibited until the transmission fluid
is warm (refer to the “Note” under “Torque Converter
Clutch” in this section). During extremely cold temperatures (-16°F [-27°C] or below), operation may briefly be
limited to third gear only. Normal operation will resume
once the transmission temperature has risen to a suitable
level.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the
following steps:
1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK/OFF position.
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
Transmission function is monitored electronically for
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains
in third 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.
5. Restart the engine.
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal
operation.
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recommend that you visit your authorized dealer at your earliest
possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could recur.
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If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer current gear in the instrument cluster, and maintain that
gear as the top available gear. Once in ERS mode, tapping
service is required.
the shift lever to the left (-) or right (+) will change the top
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation
available gear.
The Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control allows the
driver to limit the highest available gear when the shift To exit ERS mode, simply press and hold the shift lever to
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.
the transmission into 3 (third gear), the transmission will
not shift above third gear (except to prevent engine
WARNING!
overspeed), but will shift down into second and first gear
normally.
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
You can switch between DRIVE and ERS mode at any
vehicle speed. When the shift lever is in the DRIVE
position, the transmission will operate automatically,
shifting between all available gears. Tapping the shift
lever to the left (-) will activate ERS mode, display the
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid, causing an accident
or personal injury.
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Odometer Screen Display
Actual Gear(s) Allowed
1
1
2
1–2
3
1–3
4
1–4
5
1–5
6
1–6
D
1–6
NOTE: To select the proper gear position for maximum • the engine coolant has reached an adequate
temperature,
deceleration (engine braking), tap the shift lever to the
left (-) repeatedly as the vehicle slows. The transmission
• vehicle speed is sufficiently high, and
will shift to the range from which the vehicle can best be
• the driver is not heavily pressing the accelerator.
slowed down.
Overdrive Operation
Torque Converter Clutch
The automatic transmission includes an electronically
controlled Overdrive (sixth gear). The transmission will
automatically shift into Overdrive if the following conditions are present:
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle.
A clutch within the torque converter engages automatically at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly
different feeling or response during normal operation in
• the shift lever is in the DRIVE position,
the upper gears. When the vehicle speed drops or during
• the transmission fluid has reached an adequate some accelerations, the clutch automatically disengages.
temperature,
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NOTE: The torque converter clutch will not engage until
WARNING!
the transmission fluid and engine coolant are warm
[usually after 1 to 3 miles (2 to 5 km) of driving]. Because Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous.
the engine speed is higher when the torque converter Unequal traction can cause sudden pulling of the
clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the transmission front wheels. You could lose control of the vehicle
is not shifting into Overdrive when cold. This is normal. and possibly have a collision. Accelerate slowly and
Using the Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control, carefully whenever there is likely to be poor traction
when the transmission is sufficiently warm, will demon- (ice, snow, wet, mud, loose sand, etc.).
strate that the transmission is able to shift into and out of
Traction
Overdrive.
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road
Acceleration
surface. This is hydroplaning and may cause partial or
Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slip- complete loss of vehicle control and stopping ability. To
pery surfaces may cause the driving wheels to pull reduce this possibility, the following precautions should
erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs be observed:
when there is a difference in the surface traction under 1. Slow down during rainstorms or when the roads are
the front (driving) wheels.
slushy.
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2. Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles. Flowing/Rising Water
3. Replace the tires when tread wear indicators first
become visible.
4. Keep tires properly inflated.
5. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and
the vehicle in front of you to avoid a collision in a
sudden stop.
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
WARNING!
Do not drive on or across a road or path where water
is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off). Flowing water can wear away the road or path’s surface
and cause your vehicle to sink into deeper water.
Furthermore, flowing and/or rising water can carry
your vehicle away swiftly. Failure to follow this
warning may result in injuries that are serious or
fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
Driving through water more than a few inches/
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure
Shallow Standing Water
safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
shallow standing water, consider the following Caution
and Warning before doing so.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Always check the depth of the standing water
before driving through it. Never drive through
standing water that is deeper than the bottom of
the tire rims mounted on the vehicle.
• Determine the condition of the road or the path
that is under water and if there are any obstacles in
the way before driving through the standing water.
• Do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h) when driving
through standing water. This will minimize wave
effects.
• Driving through standing water may cause damage
to your vehicle’s drivetrain components. Always
inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e., engine oil, transmission, axle, etc.) for signs of contamination (i.e.,
fluid that is milky or foamy in appearance) after
driving through standing water. Do not continue to
operate the vehicle if any fluid appears contaminated, as this may result in further damage. Such
damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and cause serious
internal damage to the engine. Such damage is not
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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POWER STEERING
WARNING!
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph
(8 km/h) when driving through standing water.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s braking capabilities, which increases stopping
distances. Therefore, after driving through standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on the
brake pedal several times to dry the brakes.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and leave you
stranded.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
The standard power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
steering capability if power assist is lost.
If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will
still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions, you will observe a substantial increase in steering
effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
NOTE:
• Increased noise levels at the end of the steering wheel
travel are considered normal and do not indicate that
there is a problem with the power steering system.
• Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may make noise for a short amount of time.
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering
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system. This noise should be considered normal, and it apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an authodoes not in any way damage the steering system.
rized dealer.
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
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your power steering
system as the chemicals can damage your power
steering components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
WARNING!
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and
with the engine off to prevent injury from moving
parts and to ensure accurate fluid level reading. Do
not overfill. Use only manufacturer’s recommended
power steering fluid.
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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 and place the shift lever in the
PARK position.
The foot operated parking brake is positioned below the
lower left corner of the instrument panel. To apply the
park brake, firmly push the park brake pedal fully. To
Parking Brake
release the parking brake, press the park brake pedal a When the parking brake is applied with the ignition
second time and let your foot up as you feel the brake switch in the ON position, the “Brake Warning Light” in
disengage.
the instrument cluster will illuminate.
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NOTE:
• When the parking brake is applied and the automatic
transmission is placed in gear, the “Brake Warning
Light” will flash. If vehicle speed is detected, a chime
will sound to alert the driver. Fully release the parking
brake before attempting to move the vehicle.
• This light only shows that the parking brake is applied.
It does not show the degree of brake application.
When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the front
wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away
from the curb on an uphill grade. For vehicles equipped
with an automatic transmission, apply the parking brake
before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load
on the transmission locking mechanism may make it
difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. The parking
brake should always be applied whenever the driver is
not in the vehicle.
WARNING!
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in the ignition. A child
could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
If the Brake System 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.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS)
ABS is activated during braking under certain road or
stopping conditions. ABS-inducing conditions can include ice, snow, gravel, bumps, railroad tracks, loose
debris, or panic stops.
You may experience the following when the brake system
goes into anti-lock:
• The ABS motor running (it may continue to run for a
short time after the stop)
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) provides increased
vehicle stability and brake performance under most • A clicking sound of solenoid valves
braking conditions. The system operates with a separate
• Brake pedal pulsations
computer to modulate hydraulic pressure to prevent
wheel lock-up and help avoid skidding on slippery • A slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the end
of the stop
surfaces.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• The Anti-Lock Brake System contains sophisticated electronic equipment that may be susceptible
to interference caused by improperly installed, or
high output radio transmitting equipment. This
interference can cause possible loss of anti-lock
braking capability. Installation of such equipment
should be performed by qualified professionals.
• Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to a collision.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to
slow down or stop.
• The Anti-Lock Brake System 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.
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and
type, and tires must be properly inflated to produce
accurate signals for the computer.
Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light
The “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” monitors the anti-lock brake system. The light will
come on when the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position and may stay on for as long as
four seconds.
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If the “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” remains on or
comes on while driving, it indicates that the anti-lock
portion of the brake system is not functioning and that
service is required. However, the conventional brake
system will continue to operate normally if the “Brake
Warning Light” is not on.
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
brake control system that includes the Traction Control
System (TCS), Brake Assist System (BAS) and Electronic
Stability Control (ESC), Trailer Sway Control (TSC), and
Hill Start Assist (HSA). These systems complement the
If the “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” is on, the brake Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) by optimizing the vehicle
system should be serviced as soon as possible to restore braking capability during emergency braking maneuthe benefits of anti-lock brakes. If the “Anti-Lock Brake vers.
Warning Light” does not come on when the ignition
Traction Control System (TCS)
switch is turned to the ON position, have the bulb
The Traction Control System (TCS) monitors the amount
repaired as soon as possible.
of wheel spin of each of the driven wheels. If wheel spin
If both the “Brake Warning Light” and the “Anti-Lock
is detected, brake pressure is applied to the slipping
Brake Warning Light” remain on, the ABS and Electronic
wheel(s) and engine power is reduced, to provide enBrake Force Distribution (EBD) systems are not functionhanced acceleration and stability. A feature of the TCS
ing. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
functions similarly to a limited-slip differential, and
Consult with your authorized dealer service center as
controls the wheel spin across a driven axle. If one wheel
soon as possible.
on a driven axle is spinning faster than the other, the
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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
the ESC is in the “Partial Off” mode.
WARNING! (Continued)
• The TCS cannot prevent collisions, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, or hydroplaning.
• The capabilities of a TCS-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 Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (in
the instrument cluster) will start to flash as soon as the
tires lose traction and the wheels begin to spin. This
indicates that the TCS is active. If the indicator light
flashes during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator
and apply as little throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt Brake Assist System (BAS)
your speed and driving to the prevailing road conditions,
The Brake Assist System (BAS) is designed to optimize
and do not switch off the ESC or TCS.
the vehicle’s braking capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The system detects an emergency brakWARNING!
ing situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake
• The TCS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics application, and then applies optimum pressure to the
from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the brakes. This can help reduce braking distances. The BAS
traction afforded.
complements the ABS. Applying the brakes very quickly
results in the best BAS assistance. To receive the benefit of
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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 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.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) enhances directional control and stability of the vehicle under various
driving conditions. 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.
ESC uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle
path intended by the driver and compares it to the actual
path of the vehicle. When the actual path does not match
the intended path, ESC applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or
understeer condition.
• Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
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• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than ESC Operating Modes
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
The “ESC Off” switch is located in the center
switch bank, next to the hazard flasher switch.
WARNING!
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) cannot prevent
the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle,
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing
road conditions. ESC cannot prevent all accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns,
driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. ESC
also cannot prevent accidents resulting from loss of
vehicle control due to inappropriate driver input for the
conditions. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver
can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ESC
equipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless
or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the user’s
safety or the safety of others.
ESC On
This mode is the normal operating mode for ESC on
two-wheel drive vehicles. Whenever the vehicle is
started, the ESC system will be in this mode. This mode
should be used for most driving situations. ESC should
only be turned off for specific reasons as noted below.
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ESC Partial Off
WARNING!
This mode is entered by momentarily pressing the “ESC
Off” switch.
When in the “Partial Off” mode, the TCS portion of ESC,
except for the “limited slip” feature described in the TCS
section, has been disabled and the “ESC OFF Indicator
Light” will be illuminated. When in the “Partial Off”
mode, ESC will operate without engine torque management. 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.
• When in ⴖPartial Offⴖ mode, the TCS functionality
of ESC, (except for the limited slip feature described in the TCS section), has been disabled and
the ⴖESC Off Indicator Lightⴖ will be illuminated.
When in ⴖPartial Offⴖ mode, the engine power
reduction feature of TCS is disabled, and the
enhanced vehicle stability offered by the ESC system is reduced.
• Trailer Sway control (TSC) is disabled when the
ESC system is in the ⴖPartial Offⴖ mode.
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NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
with snow chains, or starting off in deep snow, sand or
gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “Partial Off”
mode by pressing the “ESC Off” switch. Once the situation requiring ESC to be switched to the “Partial Off”
mode is overcome, turn ESC back on by momentarily
pressing the “ESC Off” switch. This may be done while
the vehicle is in motion.
vehicle has been driven several miles (kilometers) at
speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem
diagnosed and corrected.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (located in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as
the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Activation/
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash during acESC OFF Indicator Light
celeration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and
driving to the prevailing road conditions.
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position. It should turn off with the engine NOTE:
running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
• The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light”
Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
and the “ESC OFF Indicator Light” come on momenmalfunction has been detected in the ESC system. If this
tarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the
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• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system swaying trailer is recognized. No driver action is required. Note that TSC cannot stop all trailers from
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
swaying. Always use caution when towing a trailer and
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
follow the trailer tongue weight recommendations. Refer
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
to “Trailer Towing” in “Starting and Operating” for
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
further information. When TSC is functioning, the “ESC
that caused the ESC activation.
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” will flash, the
The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the engine power may be reduced and you may feel the
brakes being applied to individual wheels to attempt to
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is off.
stop the trailer from swaying. TSC is disabled when the
ESC system is in the “Partial Off” mode.
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
TSC uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize an excessively swaying trailer and will take the appropriate
actions to attempt to stop the sway. The system may
reduce engine power and apply the brake of the appropriate wheel(s) to counteract the sway of the trailer. TSC
will become active automatically once an excessively
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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• Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e.,
vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle backThe HSA system is designed to assist the driver when
ing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain
the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short HSA will work in REVERSE and all forward gears when
period of time after the driver takes their foot off of the the activation criteria have been met. The system will not
brake pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle activate if the vehicle is placed in NEUTRAL or PARK.
during this short period of time, the system will release
brake pressure and the vehicle will roll down the hill. The
WARNING!
system will release brake pressure in proportion to the
amount of throttle applied as the vehicle starts to move in There may be situations on minor hills (i.e., less than
8%), with a loaded vehicle, or while pulling a trailer,
the intended direction of travel.
when the system will not activate and slight rolling
HSA Activation Criteria
may occur. This could cause a collision with another
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to vehicle or object. Always remember the driver is
responsible for braking the vehicle.
activate:
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
• Vehicle must be stopped.
• Vehicle must be on a 6% (approximate) grade or
greater hill.
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Disabling/Enabling HSA
5. Release the clutch pedal (if equipped).
If you wish to turn on or off the HSA system, it can be done 6. Rotate the steering wheel one-half turn to the left.
using the Customer Programmable Features in the Elec7. Press the “ESC Off” switch (located in the lower switch
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Elecbank below the climate controls) four times within
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understand20 seconds. The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Light” should turn on and turn off two times.
For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
8. Rotate the steering wheel back to center and then an
following steps:
additional half-turn to the right.
NOTE: You must complete Steps 1 through 8 within
9. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and then
90 seconds.
back to the ON position. If the sequence was com1. Center the steering wheel (front wheels pointing
pleted properly, the “ESC Activation/Malfunction
straight forward).
Indicator Light” will blink several times to confirm
HSA is disabled.
2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
10. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature
3. Apply the parking brake.
to it’s previous setting.
4. Start the engine.
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Towing With HSA
WARNING! (Continued)
HSA will provide assistance when starting on a grade
when pulling a trailer.
WARNING!
• 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.
• HSA is not a parking brake. If you stop the vehicle
on a hill without putting the transmission in PARK
and using the parking brake, it will roll down the
hill and could cause a collision with another vehicle or object. Always remember to use the parking brake while parking on a hill, and that the
driver is responsible for braking the vehicle.
HSA Off
If you wish to turn off the HSA system, it can be done
using the Customer Programmable Features in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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NOTE:
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Tire Markings
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards
Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
• LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric
tires is the same as for P-Metric tires except for the
letters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: LT235/85R16.
• Temporary spare tires are spares designed for temporary emergency use only. Temporary high pressure
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compact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded • High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded into
into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Exthe sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
ample: T145/80D18 103M.
Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T or S = Temporary spare tire
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
— Ratio of section height to section width of tire
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
R = Construction code
— ⬙R⬙ means radial construction
— ⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
— A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
H = Speed Symbol
— A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to
its load index under certain operating conditions
— The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under
specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and
posted speed limits)
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire
Light Load (LL) = Light load tire
C, D, E, F, G = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load— Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure— Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for
this tire
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Tire Identification Number (TIN)
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire,
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires with
white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the date
code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire. Look for
the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall tires as
mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on the
outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard side of
the tire.
EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
— This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards and is approved for highway use
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
—03 means the 3rd week.
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
—01 means the year 2001
— Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the
year in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
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Tire Terminology And Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
The vehicle B-Pillar is the structural member of the body located
behind the front door.
Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after
the vehicle has not been driven for at least 3 hours, or driven less
than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a three hour period. Inflation
pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per square inch) or
kPa (kilopascals).
The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible
cold tire inflation pressure for this tire. The maximum inflation
pressure is molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended cold tire inflation pressure
as shown on the tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle describing the
vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire sizes and
the recommended cold tire inflation pressures.
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Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on
the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the driver’s
side door.
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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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• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle
to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the
right or left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
stability of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of
sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering.
Unequal tire pressures can cause erratic and unpredictable steering response.
Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the
vehicle to drift left or right.
Economy
Tire Inflation Pressures
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal wear
patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for earlier
tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases tire rolling
resistance resulting in higher fuel consumption.
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the
driver’s side “B” Pillar or rear edge of the driver’s side
door.
The tire pressure should be checked and adjusted as well
as inspected for signs of tire wear or visible damage at
least once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
to check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
properly inflated even when they are under-inflated.
ride. Both under-inflation and over-inflation affect the
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CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage the valve stem.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
“cold tire inflation pressure.” Cold tire inflation pressure which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not outside temperature condition.
been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1 Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
mile (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum infla- build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
tion pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditemperature changes.
tions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
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speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very Radial Ply Tires
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
loading may be required for high-speed vehicle operaWARNING!
tion. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires on
your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle poorly.
and cold tire inflation pressures.
The instability could cause a collision. Always use
radial ply tires in sets of four. Never combine them
WARNING!
with other types of tires.
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on your Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious collision. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the authorized tire dealer for radial tire repairs.
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above All Season Tires – If Equipped
75 mph (120 km/h).
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.
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.
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• Install on front tires only.
• 225/65R16 and 235/60R16 tires with the use of a
traction device that meets the SAE type “Class S”
specification is recommended.
• Due to limited clearance, P225/65R17 and 225/65R17
tires with a Security Chain Company (SCC) Super Z6
low profile traction device or equivalent is
recommended.
WARNING!
Using tires of different size and type (M+S, Snow)
between front and rear axles can cause unpredictable
handling. You could lose control and have a collision.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the
following precautions:
• Because of restricted traction device clearance between tires and other suspension components, it is
important that only traction devices in good condition are used. Broken devices can cause serious
damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if noise
occurs that could indicate device breakage. Remove
the damaged parts of the device before further use.
• Install device as tightly as possible and then retighten after driving about ½ mile (0.8 km).
• Do not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large
bumps, especially with a loaded vehicle.
• Do not drive for prolonged period on dry pavement.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Observe the traction device manufacturer’s instructions on the method of installation, operating
speed, and conditions for use. Always use the
suggested operating speed of the device manufacturer’s if it is less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Do not use traction devices on a compact spare tire.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
The tires on the front and rear of your vehicle operate at
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates.
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type
tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
mud, snow and wet traction levels, and contribute to a
smooth, quiet ride.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals. The reasons for any rapid or
unusual wear should be corrected prior to rotation being
performed.
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The suggested rotation method is the “rearward cross”
shown in the following diagram. This rotation pattern
does not apply to some directional tires that must not be
reversed.
Tire Rotation
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure
based on the cold inflation tire placard pressure requirements found on the tire placard label located on the
driver’s-side B-pillar.
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about 1
psi (6.9 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that when
the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure will
decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on
cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire
pressure after a vehicle has not been driven for more than
three hours - and in outside ambient temperature. Refer
to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting and
Operating” for information on how to properly inflate
the vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will also increase as
the vehicle is driven - this is normal and there should be
no adjustment for this increased pressure.
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The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
the tire pressure falls below the low pressure warning
threshold for any reason, including low temperature
effects, or natural air pressure loss through the tire.
The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
off until the tire pressure is at or above recommended
cold tire placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure
warning has been illuminated, the tire pressure must be
increased to the recommended cold tire placard pressure
in order for the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”
to be turned off. The system will automatically update
and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
extinguish once the updated tire pressures have been
received.
For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
cold (parked for more than three hours) tire placard
pressure of 35 psi (241 kPa). If the ambient temperature is
68°F (20°C) and the measured tire pressure is 30 psi
(207 kPa), a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease
the tire pressure to approximately 26 psi (179 kPa). This
tire pressure is sufficiently low enough to turn on the
“Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light.” Driving the
vehicle may cause the tire pressure to rise to approximately 30 psi (207 kPa), but the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will still be on. In this situation, the
“Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off
only after the tires have been inflated to the vehicle’s
recommended cold tire placard pressure value.
NOTE: The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this
information.
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NOTE:
CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures have
been established for the tire size equipped on your
vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor
damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style.
Aftermarket wheels can cause sensor damage. Do
not use aftermarket sealants or balance beads if
your vehicle is equipped with a TPMS, as damage
to the sensors may result.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage the TPMS sensor.
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
and maintenance, or to provide warning of a tire
failure or condition.
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
while adjusting your tire pressure.
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure, using an accurate tire pressure
gage, even if under-inflation has not reached the level
to trigger illumination of the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light.”
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• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure, Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Tire Pressure
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in Warnings
the tire.
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”
will illuminate in the instrument cluster, a
Base System
“LOW TIRE PRESSURE” message will display
The TPMS uses wireless technology with wheel rim
in the instrument cluster, and an audible chime
mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levels.
will be activated when one or more of the four active
Sensors, mounted to each wheel as part of the valve stem,
road tire pressures are low. Should this occur, you should
transmit tire pressure readings to the Receiver Module.
stop as soon as possible, check the inflation pressure of
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the each tire on your vehicle, and inflate each tire to the
tire pressure in all of your tires regularly and to maintain vehicle’s recommended cold tire placard pressure value
the proper pressure.
(located on the placard label on the driver’s-side B-Pillar).
The system will automatically update and the “Tire
The Basic TPMS consists of the following components:
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will extinguish once
• Receiver Module
the updated tire pressures have been received.
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
• TPMS Telltale Warning Light
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NOTE: The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 3. Accumulation of excessive snow and/or ice around
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this
the wheels or wheel housings.
information.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPMS sensors.
on and off for 75 seconds, and remain on solid when a
system fault is detected. The system fault will also sound Vehicles With Compact Spare
a chime. If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will
1. The compact spare tire (if equipped) does not have a
repeat, providing the system fault still exists. The “Tire
TPMS sensor. Therefore the TPMS will not monitor the
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off when
pressure in the compact spare tire.
the fault condition no longer exists. A system fault can
occur with any of the following scenarios:
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warn1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
ing limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, a chime
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the
will sound, a “LOW TIRE PRESSURE” message will
TPMS sensors.
be displayed and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn on.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
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3. After driving 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.
Premium System – If Equipped
The TPMS uses wireless technology with wheel rimmounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levels.
Sensors mounted to each wheel as part of the valve stem
4. For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will transmit tire pressure readings to the Receiver Module.
sound, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” NOTE: It is particularly important to regularly check
will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on and maintain proper tire pressure in all the tires.
solid.
The Premium TPMS consists of the following compo5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and nents:
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare
tire, the TPMS will automatically update, and the “Tire • Receiver Module
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off as • Four TPMS Sensors
long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure
• Various TPMS messages, which display in the Elecwarning limit in any of the four active road tires.
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), and graphics
NOTE: The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
displaying tire pressures
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) for the TPMS to
• TPMS Telltale Warning Light
receive this information.
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NOTE: The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will illumiinformation.
nate in the instrument cluster, and an audible chime will
be activated when one or more of the four active road tire SERVICE TPM SYSTEM Message
pressures are low. In addition, the EVIC will display a
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash
“LOW TIRE PRESSURE” message for a minimum of five
on and off for 75 seconds, and remain on solid when a
seconds and a graphic display of the pressure value(s)
system fault is detected. The system fault will also sound
with the low tire(s) flashing.
a chime. The EVIC will display a “SERVICE TPM SYSShould a low tire condition occur on any of the four TEM” message for a minimum of five seconds. This text
active road tire(s), you should stop as soon as possible, message is then followed by a graphic display, with - - in
and inflate the low tire(s) that is flashing on the graphic place of the pressure value(s) indicating which TPMS
display to the vehicle’s recommended cold tire pressure Sensor(s) is not being received.
value. The system will automatically update, the graphic
If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
display of the pressure value(s) will stop flashing, and
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will extinno longer exists, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
guish once the updated tire pressure(s) have been reLight” will no longer flash, the “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM”
ceived.
TPMS Low Pressure Warnings
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message will not be present, and a pressure value will be message is then followed by a graphic display with
displayed instead of dashes. A system fault can occur by pressure values still shown. This indicates that the pressure values are still being received from the TPM sensors
any of the following scenarios:
but they may not be in the correct vehicle position. The
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
system still needs to be serviced as long as the “SERVICE
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the
TPM SYSTEM” message exists.
TPMS sensors.
Vehicles With Compact Spare
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
1. The compact spare tire (if equipped) does not have a
TPMS. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the
3. Accumulation of excessive snow and/or ice around
pressure in the compact spare tire.
the wheels or wheel housings.
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, the “Tire
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPMS sensors.
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will remain on, the
The EVIC will also display a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM”
“LOW TIRE PRESSURE” message will be displayed, a
message for a minimum of five seconds when a system
chime will sound, and the EVIC will still display a
fault possibly related to an incorrect sensor location fault
flashing pressure value in the graphic display.
is present. In this case, the “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM”
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“Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h), the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
and the graphic in the EVIC will display a new
pressure value instead of dashes (- -), as long no tire
Telltale Light” will flash on and off for 75 seconds and
pressure is below the low pressure warning limit in
then remain on solid. In addition, the EVIC will
any of the four active road tires.
display a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message for a
minimum of five seconds and then display dashes (- -)
NOTE: The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
in place of the pressure value.
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the
4. For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will TPMS to receive this information.
sound, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”
General Information
will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on
solid, and the EVIC will display a “SERVICE TPM This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
SYSTEM” message for a minimum of five seconds and RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
then display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value. following conditions:
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire, and • This device may not cause harmful interference.
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare, • This device must accept any interference received,
the TPMS will update automatically. In addition, the
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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The TPM sensors are regulated under one of the follow- Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
ing 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
as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experiCanada
2546A-C4W4MA4
ence these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
before considering service for the vehicle.
3.6L Engine
This engine is designed to meet all emissions regulations and provide excellent fuel
economy and performance when using
high-quality unleaded “regular” gasoline
having an octane rating of 87. The use of
premium gasoline is not recommended, as it will not
provide any benefit over regular gasoline in these engines.
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.
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Reformulated Gasoline
CAUTION!
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasolines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and
fuel system components.
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.
Problems that result from using gasoline containing
Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxy- are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may
genates such as Ethanol. Fuels blended with oxygenates not be covered under warranty.
may be used in your vehicle.
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
Non-FFV vehicles are compatible with gasoline containing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher ethanol
content may void the vehicle’s warranty.
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If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85 MMT In Gasoline
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms: MMT is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline
• operate in a lean mode
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
• poor engine performance
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
• poor cold start and cold drivability
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
• increased risk for fuel system component corrosion
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
E-85 perform the following:
the gasoline contains MMT. It is even more important to
look for gasoline without MMT in Canada, because MMT
• drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer)
can be used at levels higher than those allowed in the
• change the engine oil and oil filter
United States. MMT is prohibited in Federal and Califor• disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the nia reformulated gasoline.
engine controller memory
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
exposure to E-85 fuel.
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Materials Added To Fuel
CAUTION! (Continued)
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
conditions and they would result in additional cost.
Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the
fuel.
Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance and damage the emissions control system.
(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.
(Continued)
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every
time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal
conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive
with all side windows fully open.
FLEXIBLE FUEL — IF EQUIPPED
E-85 General Information
The information in this section is for Flexible Fuel vehicles only. These vehicles can be identified by a unique
fuel filler door label that states Ethanol (E-85) or Unleaded Gasoline Only. This section only covers those
subjects that are unique to these vehicles. Please refer to
the other sections of this manual for information on
features that are common between Flexible Fuel and
gasoline-only powered vehicles.
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E-85 Badge
Ethanol Fuel (E-85)
CAUTION!
Only vehicles with the E-85 fuel filler door label can
operate on E-85.
E-85 is a mixture of approximately 85% fuel ethanol and
15% unleaded gasoline.
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When you do switch fuel types it is recommended that:
WARNING!
Ethanol vapors are extremely flammable and could
cause serious personal injury. Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the vehicle when removing the fuel filler tube cap (gas cap) or filling the
tank. Do not use E-85 as a cleaning agent and never
use it near an open flame.
Fuel Requirements
• you do not add less than 5 gallons (19 Liters) when
refueling
• you drive the vehicle immediately after refueling for at
least 5 miles (8 km)
Observing these precautions will avoid possible hard
starting and/or significant deterioration in driveability
during warm up.
If your vehicle is E-85 compatible, it will operate on NOTE:
unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87, or E-85 • Use seasonally adjusted E-85 fuel (ASTM D5798). With
fuel, or any mixture of these two fuels.
non-seasonally adjusted E-85 fuel, you may experience
hard starting and rough idle following start up even if
For best results, a refueling pattern that avoids alternatthe above recommendations are followed, especially
ing between E-85 and unleaded gasoline is recomwhen the ambient temperature is below 32°F (0°C).
mended.
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• Some additives used in regular gasoline are not fully
compatible with E-85 and may form deposits in your
engine. To eliminate driveability issues that may be
caused by these deposits, a supplemental gasoline
additive, such as MOPAR威 Injector Cleanup or
Techron may be used.
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles
(E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles
FFV vehicles operated on E-85 require specially formulated engine oils. These special requirements are included
in MOPAR威 engine oils, and in equivalent oils meeting
Chrysler Specification MS-6395. The manufacturer only
recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet
the requirements of Material Standard MS-6395. MS-6395
contains additional requirements, developed during extensive fleet testing, to provide additional protection to
Chrysler Group LLC engines. Use MOPAR威 or an
equivalent oil meeting the specification MS-6395.
Starting
The characteristics of E-85 fuel make it unsuitable for use
when ambient temperatures fall below 0°F (-18°C). In the
range of 0°F (-18°C) to 32°F (0°C), you may experience an
increase in the time it takes for your engine to start, and
a deterioration in driveability (sags and/or hesitations)
until the engine is fully warmed up.
NOTE: Use of the engine block heater (if equipped) is
beneficial for E-85 startability when the ambient temperature is less than 32°F (0°C).
Cruising Range
Because E-85 fuel contains less energy per gallon/liter
than gasoline, you will experience an increase in fuel
consumption. You can expect your miles per gallon
(mpg)/miles per liter and your driving range to decrease
by about 30%, compared to gasoline operation.
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Replacement Parts
ADDING FUEL
Many components in your Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) are Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
designed to be compatible with ethanol. Always be sure
The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door on the
that your vehicle is serviced with correct ethanol comleft side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or damaged,
patible parts.
be sure the replacement cap is for use with this vehicle.
CAUTION!
Replacing fuel system components with non-ethanol
compatible components can damage your vehicle.
Maintenance
CAUTION!
Do not use ethanol mixture greater than 85% in your
vehicle. It will cause difficulty in cold starting and
may affect driveability.
Fuel Filler Cap
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NOTE: The driver’s side sliding door cannot be opened
while the fuel door is open. This feature operates only
when the sliding door is fully closed prior to opening the
fuel door.
CAUTION!
• Damage to the fuel system or emissions control
system could result from using an improper fuel
tank filler tube cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap
could let impurities into the fuel system and may
cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to
turn on, due to fuel vapors escaping from the
system.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the
vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the tank is
being filled.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is
in violation of most state and federal fire regulations and may cause the MIL to turn on.
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on
the ground while filling.
NOTE:
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank
is full.
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• Tighten the fuel filler cap until you hear a “clicking” properly tightened. Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic Syssound. This is an indication that the fuel filler cap is tem” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
properly tightened.
• If the gas cap is not tightened properly, the MIL may If the problem continues, the message will appear the
come on. Be sure the gas cap is tightened every time next time the vehicle is started. See your authorized
dealer as soon as possible.
the vehicle is refueled.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
VEHICLE LOADING
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
“gASCAP” message will display in the odometer or a
“CHECK GASCAP” message will be displayed in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Tighten the fuel filler cap until a “clicking” sound is
heard. This is an indication that the fuel filler cap is
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label
affixed to the driver’s side door or B-Pillar.
If seats are removed for carrying cargo, do not exceed the
specified GVWR and GAWR.
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Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Vehicle Certification Label
Your vehicle has a Vehicle Certification Label affixed to The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
the rear of the driver’s door.
This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total
load must be limited so that you do not exceed the
The label contains the following information:
GVWR.
• Name of manufacturer
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
• Month and year of manufacture
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) front
rear GAWR.
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) rear
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
WARNING!
• Type of Vehicle
• Month Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH)
The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the VIN.
Because the front wheels steer the vehicle, it is
important that you do not exceed the maximum front
or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition can
result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have a collision.
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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.
Overloading
Tire Size
The load carrying components (axle, springs, tires,
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size wheels, etc.) of your vehicle will provide satisfactory
service as long as you do not exceed the GVWR and the
listed.
front and rear GAWR.
Inflation Pressure
The best way to figure out the total weight of your
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle for vehicle is to weigh it when it is fully loaded and ready for
all loading conditions up to full GAWR.
operation. Weigh it on a commercial scale to ensure that
it is not over the GVWR.
Curb Weight
Rim Size
The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight Figure out the weight on the front and rear of the vehicle
of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full separately. It is important that you distribute the load
capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo evenly over the front and rear axles.
loaded into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight
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Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and
shorten useful service life. Heavier axles or suspension
components do not necessarily increase the vehicle’s
GVWR.
Loading
To load your vehicle properly, first figure out its empty
weight, axle-by-axle and side-by-side. Store heavier items
down low and be sure you distribute their weight as
evenly as possible. Stow all loose items securely before
driving. If weighing the loaded vehicle shows that you
have exceeded either GAWR, but the total load is within
the specified GVWR, you must redistribute the weight.
Improper weight distribution can have an adverse effect
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
the brakes operate.
TRAILER TOWING
In this section you will find safety tips and information
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer, carefully
review this information to tow your load as efficiently
and safely as possible.
To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
and recommendations in this manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
Common Towing Definitions
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
you in understanding the following information:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
NOTE: Refer to the “Vehicle Certification Label” affixed This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue
to the rear of the driver’s door for your vehicle’s GVWR weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
and GAWRs.
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exceed the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle rear GAWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle CertificaCertification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for tion Label” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information.
further information.
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
WARNING!
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or tem- It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
porary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
ready for operation⬙ condition. The recommended way to can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
measure GTW is to put your fully loaded trailer on a control of the vehicle and have a collision.
vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be
Tongue Weight (TW)
supported by the scale.
The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
hitch ball by the trailer. In most cases it should not be less
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear than 10% or more than 15% of the trailer load. You must
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles consider this as part of the load on your vehicle.
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
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Frontal Area
Weight-Carrying Hitch
The frontal area is the maximum height multiplied by the A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
maximum width of the front of a trailer.
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
some other connecting point of the vehicle. These kinds
Trailer Sway Control
of hitches are the most popular on the market today and
The trailer sway control can be a mechanical telescoping they are commonly used to tow small- and mediumlink that can be installed between the hitch receiver and sized trailers.
the trailer tongue that typically provides adjustable fricWeight-Distributing Hitch
tion associated with the telescoping motion to dampen
any unwanted trailer swaying motions while traveling. A weight-distributing system works by applying leverage through spring (load) bars. They are typically used
If equipped, the electronic Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
for heavier loads to distribute trailer tongue weight to the
recognizes a swaying trailer and automatically applies
tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer’s axle(s). When
individual wheel brakes and/or reduces engine power to
used in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions, it
attempt to eliminate the trailer sway.
provides for a more level ride, offering more consistent
steering and brake control thereby enhancing towing
safety. The addition of a friction/hydraulic sway control
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also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds and
contributes positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability.
Trailer sway control and a weight distributing (load
equalizing) hitch are recommended for heavier tongue
weights (TW), and may be required depending on vehicle
and trailer configuration/loading to comply with gross
axle weight rating (GAWR) requirements.
WARNING!
• An improperly adjusted weight-distributing hitch
system may reduce handling, stability, braking
performance, and could result in a collision.
• Weight-distributing hitch systems may not be compatible with surge brake couplers. Consult with an
authorized hitch and trailer manufacturer or a
reputable authorized Recreational Vehicle dealer
for additional information.
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Improper Adjustment Of Weight-Distributing Hitch
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Trailer Hitch Classification
The following chart provides the industry standard for
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
Class
Max. Trailer Hitch
Industry Standards
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Class II - Medium Duty
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
Class III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Class IV - Extra Heavy Duty
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings)” chart for the Maximum
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your given
drivetrain.
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed
on your vehicle.
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain.
GCWR (Gross
Max. GTW (Gross Trailer
Combined
Frontal Area
Weight)
Weight Rating)
3.6L/Automatic
8,750 lbs
40 sq ft
Up to 2 persons & Luggage
(3 969 kg)
(3.72 sq m)
3,600 lbs (1 633 kg)*
8,750 lbs
40 sq ft
3 to 5 persons & Luggage
(3 969 kg)
(3.72 sq m)
3,350 lbs (1 519 kg)*
8,750 lbs
40 sq ft
6 to 7 persons & Luggage
(3 969 kg)
(3.72 sq m)
3,000 lbs (1 360 kg)*
* For vehicles equipped with Fold-in-Floor seating, the Gross Trailer Weight must be reduced
Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds.
Engine/
Transmission
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Weight
360 lbs (163 kg)
335 lbs (152 kg)
300 lbs (136 kg)
by 100 lbs (45 kg).
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NOTE: The trailer tongue weight must be considered as
part of the combined weight of occupants and cargo, and
should never exceed the weight referenced on the Tire
and Loading Information placard. Refer to “Tire Safety
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information.
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 Consider the following items when computing the
which will cause loss of control of the vehicle and trailer. weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of • The tongue weight of the trailer.
many trailer collisions.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on
put in or on your vehicle.
your bumper or trailer hitch.
• 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
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.
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components, the following guidelines are recomPerform the maintenance listed in the “Maintenance
mended.
Schedule.” Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the
proper maintenance intervals. When towing a trailer,
never exceed the GAWR or GCWR ratings.
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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 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 hook retainers of the vehicle hitch. Cross the
chains under the trailer tongue and allow enough
slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on
the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle transmission in
PARK. For four-wheel drive vehicles, make sure
the transfer case is not in NEUTRAL. Always,
block or ⴖchockⴖ the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
(Continued)
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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
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Trailer tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch
utilized .
• 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.
• Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage before
towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General Information”
in “Starting and Operating” for the proper inspection
procedure.
• When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for the proper tire
replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher
• Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
load carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s
spare tire.
GVWR and GAWR limits.
Towing Requirements – Tires
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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,
stoplights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
The Trailer Tow Package may include a four- and sevenpin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer harness and connector.
NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles
wiring harness.
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The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
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4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
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Towing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping,
and backing up the trailer in an area located away from
heavy traffic.
Automatic Transmission
The DRIVE gear can be selected when towing. However,
if frequent shifting occurs while in DRIVE, use the
Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control to select a
lower gear range.
Seven-Pin Connector
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Battery
Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
NOTE: Using a lower gear range while operating the
vehicle under heavy loading conditions will improve
performance and extend transmission life by reducing
excessive shifting and heat build up. This action will also
provide better engine braking.
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If you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than 45 minutes of continuous operation, then change the transmission fluid and filter as specified for “police, taxi, fleet, or
frequent trailer towing.” Refer to the “Maintenance
Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
Cooling System
Electronic Speed Control – If Equipped
When stopped for short periods, shift the transmission
into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
• Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
To reduce potential for engine and transmission overheating, take the following actions:
City Driving
Highway Driving
• When using the speed control, if you experience speed
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until Reduce speed.
you can get back to cruising speed.
Air Conditioning
• Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
Turn off temporarily.
maximize fuel efficiency.
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Dolly Tow
On Trailer
Wheels OFF the Ground
NONE
Front
Rear
ALL
All Models
NOT ALLOWED
OK
NOT ALLOWED
OK
3. Firmly apply the parking brake. Place the transmission in PARK.
Recreational towing is allowed ONLY if the front wheels
are OFF the ground. This may be accomplished using a 4. Properly secure the front wheels to the dolly, followtow dolly or vehicle trailer. If using a tow dolly, follow
ing the dolly manufacturer’s instructions.
this procedure:
5. Release the parking brake.
1. Properly secure the dolly to the tow vehicle, following
the dolly manufacturer’s instructions.
Recreational Towing – All Models
2. Drive the front wheels onto the tow dolly.
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CAUTION!
DO NOT flat tow this vehicle. Damage to the drivetrain will result.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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CONTENTS
䡵 HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS . . . . . . . . . . .548
▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
䡵 IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . .548
▫ Securing The Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564
䡵 JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING . . . . . . . . . .549
▫ Road Tire Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .566
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550 䡵 JUMP-STARTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .569
▫ Spare Tire Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .551
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .570
▫ To Access Spare Tire Winch Drive Nut. . . . . . .551
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .571
▫ Spare Tire Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .554 䡵 FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . .573
▫ Spare Tire Removal Instructions . . . . . . . . . . .555 䡵 SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .557 䡵 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . .575
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located in the In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
lower center area of the instrument panel.
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning • On the highways — slow down.
flasher. When the switch is activated, all direc- • In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission
tional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
in NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
turn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
an impending overheat condition:
This is an emergency warning system and it should not
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your • If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
other motorists.
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the • You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control to
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate even
high. This allows the heater core to act as a supplement
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
to the radiator and aids in removing heat from the engine
cooling system.
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flashers
may wear down your battery.
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If temperature gauge reads “H”, pull
over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air
conditioner turned off until the pointer drops back
into the normal range. If the pointer remains on the
“H”, turn the engine off immediately, and call for
service.
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• The jack is designed to be used as a tool for
changing tires only. The jack should not be used to
lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle
should be jacked on a firm level surface only.
Avoid ice or slippery areas.
Jack Location
The jack, jack handle and winch handle tools are stowed
behind the rear left side trim panel in the rear cargo area.
Turn the two cover latches to release the cover.
Jack And Tool Location
Remove the pouch containing the scissors jack, jack
handle, and tools.
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Spare Tire Removal
The spare tire is stowed inside a protective cover located
under the center of the vehicle between the front doors by
means of a cable winch mechanism. The “spare tire
drive” nut is located on the floor, under a plastic cap at
the front of the floor console or under front super console
forward bin liner.
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Spare Tire Location
To Access Spare Tire Winch Drive Nut
To access the spare tire winch drive nut and lower the
spare tire, you will need to refer to one of the following
center console configurations.
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Super Console
For vehicles equipped with the Super Console, the spare
tire winch assembly drive nut is located beneath the
console.
Super Console
1 — Lower Drawer
2 — Front Drawer
3 — Front Drawer Liner
1. Pull the lower drawer out from the rear of the floor
console to gain clear access of the tire winch drive nut.
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2. Open the front drawer to expose the storage compart- Premium/Base/Cargo Center Console
ment.
Pull the Winch Cover assembly plug (if equipped) to
3. Remove the liner from the console’s storage compart- access the winch drive nut.
ment to access the spare tire winch drive nut.
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Winch Cover Assembly Plug (If Equipped)
Drive Nut Access
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Spare Tire Tools
The tool pouch contains three pieces and can be assembled into a spare tire hook; to remove the compact
spare tire/cover assembly from under the vehicle, or a
Winch T-handle; to raise/lower the compact spare tire/
cover assembly.
Assembled T-handle
A — Spare Tire Hook/T-handle
B — Extension 1
C — Extension 2
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Spare Tire Removal Instructions
The spare tire is located under the vehicle beneath the
center console area.
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Assembling The Spare Tire Hook
A — Spare Tire Hook/T-handle
B — Extension 1
C — Extension 2
Spare Tire And Cover
1. Assemble the spare tire tools into a T-handle and place
the square end over the spare tire winch drive nut.
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2. Rotate the nut to the left until the winch mechanism
stops turning freely. This will allow enough slack in
the cable to allow you to pull the spare tire out from
underneath the vehicle.
CAUTION!
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the
winch T-handle only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the
winch.
3. To remove the compact spare tire/cover assembly,
Pulling Spare Tire
assemble the winch T-handle extensions to form a
NOTE: If either front tire is flat it may be necessary to
spare tire hook, and pull the spare tire out from under
jack up the vehicle to remove the compact spare tire/
the vehicle.
cover assembly from under the vehicle.
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4. Stand the tire/cover assembly upright and remove the Preparations For Jacking
wheel spacer by squeezing the winch retaining tabs
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface. Avoid ice or
together. Push the retainer through the spare tire to
slippery areas.
release it from the 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.
2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Place the shift lever into PARK.
Removing Wheel Spacer
5. Turn OFF the ignition.
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6. Block both the front and rear of the Jacking Instructions
wheel diagonally opposite the jacking position. For example, if changWARNING!
ing the right front tire, block the left
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to
rear wheel.
help prevent personal injury or damage to your
vehicle:
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle • Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible before raising the
when the vehicle is being jacked.
vehicle.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to
be raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic
transmission in PARK; a manual transmission in
REVERSE.
• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a
jack.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a
jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. If
you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a
service center where it can be raised on a lift.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for
lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely
careful of motor traffic.
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are
securely stowed, spares must be stowed with the
valve stem facing out.
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.
NOTE: Refer to the “Compact Spare Tire” section of
“Tires – General Information” for information about the
spare tire, its use, and operation.
1. 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.
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2. There are two jack engagement locations on each side
of the vehicle body. These locations are on the sill
flange of the vehicle body.
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated.
Rear jack locations are between a pair of down-facing
tabs on the sill flange of the vehicle side body.
Jack Locations
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Front jack location is on the sill flange of the vehicle body NOTE: In some situations the jack may need to be
and is located 6 in (150 mm) from door edge.
placed on its side in order to be pushed under the vehicle.
Return the jack to its correct orientation once it is under
the vehicle.
WARNING!
Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never get 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.
Front Jack Locations
3. Place the wrench on the jack screw and turn to the
right until the jack head is properly engaged in the
described location. Do not raise the vehicle until you
are sure the jack is securely engaged.
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4. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the right,
using the swivel wrench. Raise the vehicle only until
the tire just clears the surface and enough clearance is
obtained to install the spare tire. Minimum tire lift
provides maximum stability.
CAUTION!
Be sure to mount the spare tire with the valve stem
facing outward. The vehicle could be damaged if the
spare tire is mounted incorrectly.
WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and
hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough
to remove the tire.
5. Remove the wheel lug nuts, for vehicles with wheel
covers, remove the cover from the wheel by hand. Do
not pry the wheel cover off. Then pull the wheel off the
hub.
6. Install the compact spare tire. Lightly tighten the lug
nuts.
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9. Lower the jack to its fully-closed position.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the wheel nuts fully until the vehicle
has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
NOTE: Do not install the wheel cover on the compact
spare.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in
the places provided. Have the deflated (flat) tire
repaired or replaced immediately.
7. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the left. 10. Place the deflated (flat) tire and compact spare tire
cover assembly in the rear cargo area. Do not stow
8. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
the deflated tire in the spare tire location. Have the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
full-sized tire repaired or replaced, as soon as posleverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until
sible.
each nut has been tightened twice. The correct wheel
nut tightness is 102 ft lbs (138 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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11. Stow the cable and wheel spacer before driving the Securing The Spare Tire
vehicle. Reassemble the winch handle extensions to
1. Assemble the winch handle extensions to form a
form a “T” and fit the winch T-handle over the drive
T-handle and fit the winch T-handle over the drive
nut. Rotate the nut to the right until the winch
nut. Rotate the nut to the left until the winch mechamechanism clicks at least three times.
nism stops turning freely. This will allow enough slack
in the cable to allow you to pull the wheel spacer out
NOTE: Refer to the “Spare Tire Tools” section for infrom under the vehicle.
structions on assembling the T-handle.
12. Stow the jack, jack handle and winch handle tools
back in the stowage compartment.
13. Check the compact spare tire pressure as soon as
possible. Correct the tire pressure, as required.
WARNING!
A loose compact spare tire/cover assembly, thrown
forward in a collision or hard stop could endanger
the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the compact spare tire with the cover assembly in the place
provided.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the
winch T-handle only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the
winch.
The compact spare tire/cover assembly must be used
when the compact spare tire is stored. Failure to use
this cover could drastically reduce the life of the
compact spare tire.
2. Assemble the winch handle extensions to form the
spare tire hook, and pull the wheel spacer from under
the vehicle.
3. Turn the compact spare tire so that the valve stem is
down, and place the tire into the spare tire/cover
assembly. Slide the wheel spacer through the center of
the wheel and spare tire/cover assembly, so that the
two retainer tabs snap out and engage the spare tire
cover on the opposite side.
WARNING!
Verify that both retainer tabs of the wheel spacer
have been properly extended through the center of
the wheel and spare tire/cover assembly. Failure to
properly engage both retainer tabs could result in
loss of the spare tire and cover assembly, which will
cause vehicle damage and may cause loss of vehicle
control.
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4. Using the winch T-handle, rotate the drive nut to the Road Tire Installation
right until the compact spare tire/cover assembly is
Vehicles Equipped With Wheel Covers
drawn into place against the underside of the vehicle.
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
5. Continue to rotate the nut to the right until you hear
the winch mechanism click three times. It cannot be 2. To ease the installation process for steel wheels with
wheel covers, install two lug nuts on the mounting
overtightened. Check under the vehicle to ensure the
studs which are on each side of the valve stem. Install
compact spare tire/cover assembly is positioned corthe lug nuts with the cone shaped end of the nut
rectly against the underside of the vehicle.
toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts.
CAUTION!
The winch mechanism is designed specifically to
stow a compact spare tire only. Do not attempt to use
the winch to stow the full size flat tire, or any other
full-size tire. Vehicle damage may result.
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3. Align the valve notch in the wheel cover with the
valve stem on the wheel. Install the cover by hand,
snapping the cover over the two lug nuts. Do not use
a hammer or excessive force to install the cover.
4. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped
end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the
lug nuts.
WARNING!
Tire And Wheel Cover Or Center Cap
1 — Valve Stem
2 — Valve Notch
3 — Wheel Lug Nut
4 — Wheel Cover
5 — Mounting Stud
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the wheel nuts fully until the vehicle
has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
5. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
handle counterclockwise.
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6. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
WARNING!
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
each nut has been tightened twice. The correct tight- do not tighten the wheel nuts fully until the vehicle
ness of each lug nut is 100 ft/lbs (135 N·m). If in doubt has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
about the correct tightness, have them checked with a result in personal injury.
torque wrench by your authorized dealer or service
3. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
station.
handle counterclockwise.
7. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a
torque wrench to ensure that all lug nuts are properly 4. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
seated against the wheel.
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until
Vehicles Without Wheel Covers
each nut has been tightened twice. The correct tightness of each lug nut is 100 ft/lbs (135 N·m). If in doubt
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
about the correct tightness, have them checked with a
2. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped
torque wrench by your authorized dealer or service
end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the
station.
lug nuts.
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5. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a
torque wrench to ensure that all lug nuts are properly
seated against the wheel.
JUMP-STARTING
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jumpstarted using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster
pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
so please follow the procedures in this section carefully.
NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack
follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
precautions.
CAUTION!
Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any
other booster source with a system voltage greater
than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor,
alternator or electrical system may occur.
WARNING!
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen.
It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
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Preparations For Jump-Start
WARNING!
The battery in your vehicle is located on the left side of
the engine compartment.
Positive Battery Post
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the
ignition switch is ON. You can be injured by
moving fan blades.
• Remove any metal jewelry such as watch bands or
bracelets that might make an inadvertent electrical
contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your
skin or eyes and generate hydrogen gas which is
flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or
sparks away from the battery.
1. Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission
into PARK and turn the ignition to LOCK.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
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3. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park
the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the
parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
WARNING!
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
Jump-Starting Procedure
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
WARNING!
Failure to follow this procedure could result in personal injury or property damage due to battery explosion.
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable to a good engine ground (exposed metal part of
the discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the battery
and the fuel injection system.
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8. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable from the positive (+) 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.
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
you should have the battery and charging system in5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster spected at your authorized dealer.
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then
start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged
CAUTION!
battery. Once the engine is started, remove the jumper
Accessories that can be plugged into the vehicle
cables in the reverse sequence:
power outlets draw power from the vehicle’s battery,
6. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the even when not in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.).
negative (-) post of the vehicle with the discharged Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s
battery.
battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery
7. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable life and/or prevent the engine from starting.
from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
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NOTE: Press the ⬙ESC Off⬙ switch, to place the Electronic
Stability Control (ESC) system in ⬙Partial Off⬙ mode
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand or snow, it
before rocking the vehicle. Refer to “Electronic Brake
can often be moved using a rocking motion. Turn the
Control System” in “Starting and Operating” for further
steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the
information.Once the vehicle has been freed, press the
front wheels. Then shift back and forth between DRIVE
⬙ESC Off⬙ switch again to restore ⬙ESC On⬙ mode.
and REVERSE while gently pressing the accelerator. Use
the least amount of accelerator pedal pressure that will
CAUTION!
maintain the rocking motion, without spinning the
wheels or racing the engine.
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between DRIVE and REVERSE, do not spin the
CAUTION!
wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain
damage may result.
Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead to
• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast
transmission overheating and failure. Allow the enmay lead to transmission overheating and failure.
gine to idle with the transmission in NEUTRAL for at
It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels
least one minute after every five rocking-motion
above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no transcycles. This will minimize overheating and reduce
mission shifting occurring).
the risk of transmission failure during prolonged
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
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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.
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be
moved out of the PARK position, you can use the
following procedure to temporarily move the shift lever:
Shift Lever Override Access Cover
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
1. Turn the engine OFF.
5. Insert the screwdriver or similar tool into the access hole,
and push and hold the override release lever forward.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
6.
Move
the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
3. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, remove the
shift lever override access cover (located near the top 7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
right of the shift lever in the instrument panel).
8. Reinstall the shift lever override access cover.
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Wheel lift
Wheels OFF the Ground
NONE
Rear
Flatbed
Front
ALL
If
•
•
•
ALL MODELS
transmission is operable:
Transmission in NEUTRAL
25 mph (40 km/h) max speed
15 miles (24 km) max distance
OK
BEST METHOD
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Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent
damage to your vehicle. Use only tow bars and other
equipment designed for this purpose, following equipment manufacturer’s instructions. Use of safety chains is
mandatory. Attach a tow bar or other towing device to
main structural members of the vehicle, not to bumpers
or associated brackets. State and local laws regarding
vehicles under tow must be observed.
If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.)
while being towed, the ignition must be in the ON/RUN
position, not the ACC position.
If the vehicle’s battery is discharged, see ⬙Shift Lever
Override⬙ in ⬙What To Do In Emergencies⬙ for instructions on shifting the transmission out of PARK for
towing.
CAUTION!
• Do not use sling type equipment when towing.
Damage to the fascia will occur.
• When securing the vehicle to a flatbed truck, do not
attach to front or rear suspension components.
Damage to your vehicle may result from improper
towing.
• Do not push or tow this vehicle with another
vehicle as damage to the bumper fascia and transmission may result.
Without the Key Fob
Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed
with the ignition in the OFF position. The only approved
method of towing without the ignition key is with a
flatbed truck. Proper towing equipment is necessary to
prevent damage to the vehicle.
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With Ignition Key
CAUTION!
The manufacturer recommends towing your vehicle with
all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed. If flatbed
equipment is not available, and the transmission is
operable, the vehicle may be flat towed (with all four
wheels on the ground) under the following conditions:
Towing faster than 25 mph (40 km/h) or farther than
15 mi (24 km) with front wheels on the ground can
cause severe transmission damage. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• The transmission must be in NEUTRAL.
CAUTION!
• The towing distance must not exceed 15 miles (24 km).
• The towing speed must not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
If the transmission is not operable, or the vehicle must
be towed faster than 25 mph (40 km/h) or farther than
15 miles (24 km), it must be towed with the front
wheels OFF the ground (using a flatbed truck, or wheel
lift equipment with the front wheels raised).
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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CONTENTS
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L . . . . . . . . . .581
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
䡵 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II . . .582
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .590
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .582
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592
䡵 EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND
MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . .583
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .593
䡵 REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585
䡵 DEALER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585
䡵 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .586
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .596
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .596
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .606
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▫ Appearance Care And Protection
From Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
▫ Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .625
▫ Cleaning The Instrument Panel Cupholders . . . .613
▫ Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, Side Marker
And Backup Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .625
䡵 FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .614
▫ Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL) . . .627
▫ Totally Integrated Power Module . . . . . . . . . .614
▫ License Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
䡵 VEHICLE STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .622 䡵 FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .628
䡵 REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623 䡵 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND
GENUINE PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
䡵 BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .624
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
▫ Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .624
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .630
▫ Front Park/Turn Signal Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . .624
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
7
1
2
3
4
5
— Air Filter
— Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
— Battery
— Totally Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
6 — Engine Coolant Reservoir
7 — Engine Oil Dipstick
8 — Engine Oil Fill
9 — Coolant Pressure Cap
10 — Washer 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 driveability.
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
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
“gASCAP” message will display in the odometer or a
“CHECK GASCAP” message will be displayed in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to
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“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in ”Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. Tighten the gas cap until a ⬙clicking⬙ sound is heard.
This is an indication that the gas cap is properly tightened.
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
Press the odometer reset button to turn the message off.
For states that require an Inspection and MainteIf the problem persists, the message will appear the next
nance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction
time the vehicle is started. This might indicate a damaged
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not
cap. If the problem is detected twice in a row, the system
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II
will turn on the MIL. Resolving the problem will turn the
system is ready for testing.
MIL light off.
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.
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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:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not
crank or start the engine.
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
not proceed to the I/M station.
• 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.
2. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start
this test over.
If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
3. As soon as you turn the ignition switch to the ON
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
of a normal bulb check.
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
4. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
happen:
• The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
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Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
running.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
DEALER SERVICE
Your authorized dealer has the qualified service personnel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service
operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are
available which include detailed service information for
your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before
attempting any procedure yourself.
Use of genuine MOPAR威 parts for normal/scheduled NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to en- systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
sure the designed performance. Damage or failures penalties being assessed against you.
caused by the use of non-MOPAR威 parts for maintenance
WARNING!
and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s
warranty.
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.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
CAUTION! (Continued)
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
maintenance schedule, there are other components which
may require servicing or replacement in the future.
CAUTION!
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform
repairs and service when necessary could result in
more costly repairs, damage to other components or
negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately
have potential malfunctions examined by an authorized dealer or qualified repair center.
(Continued)
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of your
vehicle and also allow extended maintenance intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these components as the chemicals can damage your engine,
transmission, power steering or air conditioning.
Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. If a flush is needed because of
component malfunction, use only the specified
fluid for the flushing procedure.
Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
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check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a Change Engine Oil
fully warmed engine is shut OFF or before starting the The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
engine after it has sat overnight.
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for further informaimprove the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain tion.
the oil level between the MIN and MAX markings on the NOTE:Under no circumstances should oil change interdipstick. Adding one quart of oil when the reading is at vals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
the MIN mark will result in a MAX reading on these whichever occurs first.
engines.
Engine Oil Selection
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling will cause oil 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.
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American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
Engine Oil Viscosity – 3.6L Engine
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
This symbol means that the oil has starting and vehicle fuel economy.
been certified by the American
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
Petroleum Institute (API). The
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
manufacturer only recommends
engine oil filler cap location, refer to the “Engine ComAPI Certified engine oils.
partment” illustration in this section.
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.
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recommended oil quality requirements are met, and the recommended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
are followed.
Materials Added To Engine Oil
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
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the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
performance may be impaired by supplemental addi- quality filters should be used to assure most efficient
service. MOPAR威 engine oil filters are a high quality oil
tives.
filter and are recommended.
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and Engine Air Cleaner Filter
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters, Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the maintenance intervals.
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
station or governmental agency for advice on how and
WARNING!
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can
your area.
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
Engine Oil Filter
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary for
repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is near the
at every engine oil change.
engine compartment before starting the vehicle with the
Engine Oil Filter Selection
air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) removed.
This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil Failure to do so can result in serious personal injury.
filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
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Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters varies
considerably. Only high quality filters should be used to
assure most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine air cleaner
filters are a high quality filter and are recommended.
Exhaust System
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
have an authorized technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
into the passenger compartment. In addition, 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.
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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.
Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is important to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
damage.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
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To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damage:
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
motion.
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
Maintenance-Free Battery
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
WARNING!
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean
over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water. Refer to
“Jump-Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
• 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.
A/C Air Filter
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
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WARNING!
Do not remove the A/C air filter while the blower is
operating or personal injury may result.
The A/C air filter is located in the fresh air inlet behind
the glove box. Perform the following procedure to replace the filter:
1. Open the glove compartment and remove all contents.
2. Push in on the sides of the glove compartment and
lower the door.
A/C Air Filter Replacement
3. Pivot the glove compartment downward.
5. Remove the A/C air filter by pulling it straight out of
4. Disengage the two retaining tabs that secure the filter
the housing.
cover to the HVAC housing, and remove the cover.
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6. Install the A/C air filter with the arrow on the filter
pointing toward the floor. When installing the filter
cover, make sure the retaining tabs fully engage the
cover.
CAUTION!
The A/C air filter is identified with an arrow to
indicate airflow direction through the filter. Failure
to properly install the filter will result in the need to
replace it more often.
MOPAR威 Spray White Lube to assure quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and wear. Prior to the
application of any lubricant, the parts concerned should
be wiped clean to remove dust and grit; after lubricating
excess oil and grease should be removed. Particular
attention should also be given to hood latching components to ensure proper function. When performing other
underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism
and safety catch should be cleaned and lubricated.
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small
7. Rotate the glove compartment door back into position. amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR威
Lock Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder.
Body Lubrication
Windshield Wiper Blades
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate, Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubri- windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a
cated periodically with a lithium based grease, such as mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove accumulations of salt or road film.
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Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods Fill the reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use radiator antifreeze) and operate the system for a few
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt seconds to flush out any residual water.
from a dry windshield.
The washer fluid reservoir will hold a full gallon of fluid
Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from when the Low Washer Fluid Light illuminates.
the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with
petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
WARNING!
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.
Commercially available windshield washer solvents
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
After the engine has warmed, operate the defroster for a
few minutes to reduce the possibility of smearing or
The fluid reservoir for the windshield washers and the freezing the fluid on the cold windshield. MOPAR威 All
rear window washer is shared. It is located in the engine Weather Windshield Washer Solution or equivalent, used
compartment and should be checked at regular intervals.
Adding Washer Fluid
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with water as directed on the container, aids cleaning Coolant Checks
action, reduces the freezing point to avoid line clogging, Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every
and is not harmful to paint or trim.
12 months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or
Cooling System
rusty in appearance, the system should be drained,
flushed and refilled with fresh coolant. Check the front of
WARNING!
the A/C condenser for any accumulation of bugs, leaves,
• When working near the radiator cooling fan, etc. If dirty, clean by gently spraying water from a garden
disconnect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition hose vertically down the face of the condenser.
switch to the OFF position. The fan is temperature
controlled and can start at anytime the ignition Check the coolant recovery bottle tubing for brittle rubber, cracking , tears, cuts and tightness of the connection
switch is in the ON position.
• You or others can be badly burned by hot engine at the bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire system for
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If leaks.
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood, With the engine at normal operating temperature (but
do not open the hood until the radiator has had not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for
time to cool. Never try to open a cooling system proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of
pressure cap when the radiator is hot.
engine coolant (antifreeze) from the radiator drain cock.
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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.
Cooling System – Drain, Flush, And Refill
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains a
considerable amount of sediment, clean and flush with a
reliable cooling system cleaner. Follow with a thorough
rinsing to remove all deposits and chemicals. Properly
dispose of the old engine coolant (antifreeze) solution.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
Selection Of Coolant
CAUTION!
• 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.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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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):
• We recommend using MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive
Technology).
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
and distilled water. Use higher concentrations (not to
exceed 70%) if temperatures below −34° F (−37° C) are
anticipated.
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 maintain the proper level of protection against freezing according to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not
recommended and can result in cooling system damage.
Drain, flush, and refill as soon as possible to avoid
damage if coolant types are mixed in an emergency.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
coolant (antifreeze), and to ensure that engine coolant
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
recovery tank.
WARNING!
• The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on the
cooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution.
Never add engine coolant (antifreeze) when the
engine is overheated. Do not loosen or remove the
cap to cool an overheated engine. Heat causes pressure to build up in the cooling system. To prevent
scalding or injury, do not remove the pressure cap
while the system is hot or under pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine
damage may result.
The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
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Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point or replacing coolant. Advise your service attendant of this. As long as the
engine operating temperature is satisfactory, the coolant
bottle need only be checked once a month.
Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based
engine coolant in open containers or allow it to remain in When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child or pet, seek maintain the proper level, it should be added to the
emergency assistance immediately. Clean up any ground coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
spills immediately.
Points To Remember
Coolant Level
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
determining that the coolant level is adequate. With the from the front of the engine compartment. This is norengine OFF and cold, the level of the engine coolant mally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
(antifreeze) in the bottle should be between the ranges humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporindicated on the bottle.
ized 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 • Make sure that the coolant expansion bottle overflow
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
• Do not overfill the coolant expansion bottle.
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean.
• Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in
the coolant expansion bottle. If engine coolant (anti- • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
freeze) needs to be added, the contents of the coolant
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install ONLY
expansion bottle must also be protected against
the correct type thermostat. Other designs may result in
freezing.
unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze) performance,
poor gas mileage, and increased emissions.
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
required, the cooling system should be pressure tested Brake System
for leaks.
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at system components should be inspected periodically.
50% OAT engine coolant (antifreeze) (minimum) and Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
distilled water for proper corrosion protection of your maintenance intervals.
engine which contains aluminum components.
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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.
Master Cylinder – Brake Fluid Level Check
Clean the top of the master cylinder area before removing
the cap. Add fluid to bring the level up to the top of the
“FULL” mark on the side of the master cylinder reservoir.
Overfilling of fluid is not recommended because it may
cause leaking in the system.
Add enough fluid to bring the level up to the requirements described on the brake fluid reservoir. With disc
brakes, fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake
pads wear. However, low fluid level may be caused by a
leak and a checkup may be needed.
The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked
when performing underhood services, or immediately if Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid.
the “Brake System Warning Light” indicates system Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
failure.
“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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
• 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.
Automatic Transmission
Selection Of Lubricant
It is important to use the proper transmission fluid to
ensure optimum transmission performance and life. Use
only the manufacturer’s recommended transmission
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for fluid specifications. It is
important to maintain the transmission fluid at the
correct level using the recommended fluid. No chemical
flushes should be used in any transmission; only the
approved lubricant should be used.
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder, and will require more frequent fluid and
filter changes. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and
Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for
fluid specifications.
Special Additives
The manufacturer strongly recommends against using
any special additives in the transmission.
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered product and its performance may be impaired by supplemental
additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid additives to the
transmission. The only exception to this policy is the use of
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special dyes for diagnosing fluid leaks. Avoid using trans- your authorized dealer immediately to have the transmission sealers as they may adversely affect seals.
mission fluid level checked. Operating the vehicle with
an improper fluid level can cause severe transmission
damage.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your transmission as
the chemicals can damage your transmission components. Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty.
Fluid Level Check
The fluid level is preset at the factory and does not
require adjustment under normal operating conditions.
Routine fluid level checks are not required, therefore the
transmission filler tube is capped and no dipstick is
provided. Your authorized dealer can check your transmission fluid level using a special service dipstick. If you
notice fluid leakage or transmission malfunction, visit
CAUTION!
If a transmission fluid leak occurs, visit your authorized dealer immediately. Severe transmission damage may occur. Your authorized dealer has the proper
tools to adjust the fluid level accurately.
Fluid And Filter Changes
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
In addition, change the fluid and filter if the transmission
is disassembled for any reason.
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Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
What Causes Corrosion?
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
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.
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.
Washing
The following maintenance recommendations will enable • Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your veyou to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
hicle in the shade using MOPAR威 Car Wash, or a mild
resistance built into your vehicle.
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
clear water.
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• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumu- Special Care
lated on your vehicle, use MOPAR威 Super Kleen Bug • If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
and Tar Remover to remove.
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
a month.
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR威
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect • It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint.
of the doors, rocker panels, and trunk be kept clear and
open.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing that
may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish.
• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
CAUTION!
considered the responsibility of the owner.
• 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 your vehicle is damaged due to a collision or similar
cause that destroys the paint and protective coating,
have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The
cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of
the owner.
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• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers, • For aluminum wheels, use MOPAR威 Wheel Cleaner
(Part# 04796239AB) or equivalent.
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 on scratches as soon as
possible. Your authorized dealer has touch up paint to
match the color of your vehicle.
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
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.
All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly with
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure –
a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
If Equipped
To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use
MOPAR威 Wheel Cleaner or equivalent or select a non- Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following manner:
abrasive, non-acidic cleaner.
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting
with a clean, dry towel.
• For chrome wheels, use MOPAR威 Chrome Cleaner
(Part#04318013) or equivalent.
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• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
Cleaning Interior Trim
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR威 Total Clean, or a Interior trim should be cleaned starting with a damp
mild soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove cloth, a damp cloth with MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivastain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue. lent, then MOPAR威 Spot & Stain Remover or equivalent
if absolutely necessary. Do not use harsh cleaners or
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR威 Multi-Purpose
Armor All威. Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to
Cleaner to a clean, damp cloth and remove stain. Use
clean vinyl upholstery
a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
Cleaning Leather Upholstery
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of
MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent is specifically recomprotectants on Stain Repel products.
mended for leather upholstery.
Interior Care
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
Instrument Panel Surfaces
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
The instrument panel cover has a low glare surface, can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
which minimizes reflections in the windshield. Do not and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
use protectants or other products which may cause Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
undesirable reflections. Use soap and warm water to and MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent. Care should be
restore the low glare surface.
taken to avoid soaking your leather upholstery with any
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liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids,
solvents, detergents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean
your leather upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not required to maintain the original condition.
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution followed by rinsing.
WARNING!
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
Glass Surfaces
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with MOPAR威 Glass Cleaner, or any commercial
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
Cleaning Headlights
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear winYour vehicle is equipped with plastic headlights and fog
dow equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear
lights (if equipped) that are lighter and less susceptible to
quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do
stone breakage than glass headlights.
not use scrapers or other sharp instrument that may
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore scratch the elements.
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
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When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the If the belts need cleaning, use MOPAR威 Total Clean, a
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner mild soap solution, or lukewarm water. Do not remove
the belts from the vehicle to wash them. Dry with a soft
directly on the mirror.
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.
Cleaning The Instrument Panel Cupholders
1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be Removal
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
Pull the flexible liner from the cupholder drawer starting
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean
at one edge to ease removal.
damp rag.
Cleaning
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
The liner is top shelf dishwasher safe, or you may follow
Seat Belt Maintenance
the cleaning procedure below.
Do not bleach, dye, or clean the belts with chemical
Soak the liner in a mixture of medium hot tap water and
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
one teaspoon of mild liquid dish soap. Let soak for
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
approximately 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, pull the
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liner from the water and dip it back into the water about This center contains cartridge fuses and mini-fuses.
six times. This will loosen any remaining debris. Rinse A label that identifies each component may be printed or
the liner thoroughly under warm running water. Shake embossed on the inside of the cover.
the excess water from the liner and dry the outer surfaces
with a clean soft cloth.
Installation
Place the liner into the cupholder drawer and press the
liner into place so that the retention tabs seat into the
corresponding openings in the drawer.
FUSES
Totally Integrated Power Module
The Totally Integrated Power Module is located in the
engine compartment near the battery. Refer to the applicable “Engine Compartment” illustration in this section.
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CAUTION!
• When installing the Totally Integrated Power Module cover, it is important to ensure the cover is
properly positioned and fully latched. Failure to do
so may allow water to get into the Integrated Power
Module, and possibly result in a 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.
The numbers inside the TIPM cover correspond to the
following table.
Cavity
J1
J2
J3
J4
J5
J6
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40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
25 Amp
Natural
25 Amp
Natural
40 Amp
Green
MiniFuse
Description
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Power Folding Seat
—
—
Power Liftgate
Module
Rear Door Module
—
Driver Door Node
—
Passenger Door
Node
Antilock Brakes
Pump/Stability
Control System
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J7
J8
J9
J10
Cartridge
Fuse
30 Amp
Pink
MiniFuse
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40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
—
30 Amp
Pink
—
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Description
Cavity
Antilock Brakes
Valve/Stability
Control System
Power Memory
Seat – If Equipped
Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle
Motor/Flex Fuel –
If Equipped
Headlamp Wash/
Manifold Tuning
Valve – If Equipped
J11
J12
J13
J14
J15
J17
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30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
60 Amp
Yellow
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
MiniFuse
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Description
—
Power Sliding Door
Module/Anti–Theft
Module – If
Equipped
HVAC Rear Blower,
Radiator Fan Motor
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) – Main
Rear Window
Defogger
Front Blower
—
Starter Solenoid
—
—
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Cavity
J18
J19
J20
J21
J22
M1
Cartridge
Fuse
20 Amp
Blue
60 Amp
Yellow
30 Amp
Pink
20 Amp
Blue
25 Amp
Natural
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Description
Cavity
M2
M3
—
—
Powertrain Control
Module Trans
Range
Radiator Fan
Cartridge
Fuse
—
—
Front Wiper LO/HI
M4
—
—
Front/Rear Washer
M5
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—
Sunroof Module
M6
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15 Amp
Blue
Rear Center Brake
Lamp/Brake Switch
MiniFuse
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20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Front Fog Lamps
Front/Rear Axle
Locker, Vacuum
Pump Motor
Trailer Tow
Inverter
Power Outlet #1
(ACC), Rain Sensor,
Cigar Lighter
(Instrument Panel or
with Console Rear)
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M7
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M8
—
M9
—
Cavity
MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Cavity
Power Outlet #2
(BATT/ACC
SELECT) – Center
Seat or with
Console Rear
Front Heated Seat –
If Equipped
Rear Heated Seat –
If Equipped
M10
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M11
—
M12
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Blue
10 Amp
Red
30 Amp
Green
Description
Ignition Off Draw
— Video System,
Satellite Radio,
DVD, Hands-Free
Module, Universal
Garage Door
Opener, Vanity
Lamp, Streaming
Video Module – If
Equipped
Climate Control
System
Amplifier/Radio
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Cavity
M13
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M14
—
M15
—
MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Cavity
Instrument Cluster,
SIREN, Clock Module, Multi-Function
Control Switch –
If Equipped
Trailer Tow –
If Equipped
Rear View Mirror,
Instrument Cluster,
Multi-Function
Control Switch, Tire
Pressure Monitor,
Glow Plug Module
– If Equipped
M16
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M17
—
15 Amp
Blue
M18
—
M19
—
15 Amp
Blue
25 Amp
Natural
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10 Amp
Red
Description
Airbag Module/
Occupant Classification Module
Left Tail/License/
Park Lamp,
Running Lamps
Right Tail/Park/
Run Lamp
Powertrain
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Cavity
M20
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M21
—
M22
—
M23
—
M24
—
MiniFuse
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
25 Amp
Natural
Description
Cavity
Instrument Cluster
Interior Light,
Switch Bank,
Steering Column
Module, Switch
Steering Wheel
Powertrain
M25
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M26
—
10 Amp
Red
M27
—
10 Amp
Red
M28
—
10 Amp
Red
M29
—
10 Amp
Red
MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
Horn
Horn
Rear Wiper
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Fuel Pump, Diesel
Lift Pump –
If Equipped
Power Mirror
Switch, Driver
Window Switch
Wireless Control
Module, Keyless
Entry Module
Powertrain,
Transmission
Control Module
Occupant Classification Module
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M30
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M31
—
M32
—
M33
—
Cavity
MiniFuse
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
Description
Cavity
Rear Wiper
Module, Power
Folding Mirror
Back-Up Lamps
M34
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M35
—
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
Airbag Module,
THATCHUM –
If Equipped
Powertrain
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Red
Description
Park Assist, Heater
Climate Control
Module, Headlamp
Wash, Compass,
Rear Camera,
Door Lamps,
Flashlight, Relay
Diesel Cabin Heater,
Rad Fan Diesel –
If Equipped
Heated Mirrors
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M36
M37
M38
Cartridge
Fuse
—
—
—
VEHICLE STORAGE
MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
25 Amp
Natural
Description
Power Outlet #3
(Instrument Panel
or with Console
Center)
Antilock Brakes,
Stability Control,
Stop Lamp, Fuel
Pump
Door Lock/Unlock
Motors, Liftgate
Lock/Unlock
Motors
If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for more than
21 days, you may want to take steps to protect your
battery. You may do the following:
• Remove the 60 Amp cartridge in the Totally Integrated
Power Module (TIPM) labeled Ignition-Off Draw
(IOD).
• Or, disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of
service 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.
The power windows are fused by a 25 Amp circuit
breaker located in the Totally Integrated Power Module.
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REPLACEMENT BULBS
Interior Bulbs
Center & Rear Dome
Lamp
Center & Rear Reading
Lamps
Front Door Courtesy
Lamp
Front Header Reading
Lamps – If Equipped
Instrument Cluster
Lamps
Liftgate Lamp(s)
Overhead Console
Reading Lamps
Bulb Number
578
578
578
578
PC74
578
PC579
Removable Console
Lamp – If Equipped
Visor Vanity Lamps
Bulb Number
194
6501966
NOTE: For lighted switches, see your authorized
dealer for replacement instructions.
Exterior Bulbs
Headlamp
Fog Lamp – If Equipped
Front Side Marker,
Park/Turn Signal
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn
Signal Lamp
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Center High-Mounted
Stop Lamp
Backup Lamp
License
Bulb Number
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
3157
168
NOTE: All of the interior bulbs are glass wedge base or
glass cartridge types. Aluminum base bulbs are not
approved and should not be used for replacement.
BULB REPLACEMENT
3. Twist the headlamp bulb and pull the bulb from the
headlamp housing.
4. Install the new headlamp bulb and twist until locked
into the headlamp housing.
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with an oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
Headlamps
5. Connect the wiring connector to bulb and slide red
lock tab forward.
1. Raise the hood to access the rear of the headlamp
housing.
Front Park/Turn Signal Lamps
2. Slide the red lock tab rearward on the connector, then 1. Raise the hood to access the rear of the headlamp
depress the tab and remove the connector from the
housing.
bulb.
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2. Twist the turn signal socket and remove from the
headlamp housing, then pull the bulb out.
CAUTION!
3. Push the new bulb into the socket and reinstall the
socket by twisting until locked into the headlamp
housing.
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with an oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
Fog Lamps
2. Disconnect the wire harness from the bulb.
NOTE: Access to the fog lamp bulb is from the rear of
the fascia. On the left rear side of the fascia, remove the 3. Reconnect the wiring harness to the new bulb and
reinstall by inserting the new bulb straight into the fog
push pin and lower the hinged access door on the air
lamp until it locks into place.
dam.
1. From behind the bumper fascia, or the access panel on Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, Side Marker And
the air dam, squeeze the two tabs on the side of the Backup Lamps
bulb socket and pull straight out from the fog lamp. 1. Raise the liftgate.
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2. Remove the tail lamp assembly by removing the two NOTE:
screws from the inboard side. Use a fiber stick or
• If a screwdriver is used, make sure a soft material is
similar tool to gently pry the light on the outboard side
placed between the vehicle body and tool so not to
to disengage the two ball studs.
scratch the paint.
• The PRY location is best closest to the studs while
dislodging them separately.
3. Twist the socket and remove from the lamp assembly.
4. Pull the bulb to remove it from the socket.
5. Replace the bulb, reinstall the socket, and reattach the
lamp assembly.
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2. Twist and remove the socket from the lamp assembly
and pull the bulb out to remove.
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
The CHMSL uses LED lamps that are not serviceable
separately. The CHMSL must be replaced as an assembly. 3. Push the bulb into the socket, twist the socket into the
See your authorized dealer.
lamp assembly and reinstall the lamp assembly into
place ensuring the locking tab is secure.
License Lamp
The license plate lamp is located under the tailgate light
bar and above the license plate.
1. Using a small screwdriver, press inward the locking
tab on the outboard side of the lamp assembly and
pull down on the lamp assembly for removal.
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FLUID CAPACITIES
U.S.
20 Gallons
Metric
76 Liters
Fuel (Approximate)
Engine Oil with Filter
3.6L Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
6 Quarts
5.6 Liters
Cooling System *
3.6L Engine (MOPAR威 Antifreeze/
13.4 Quarts
12.6 Liters
Engine Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile
Formula or equivalent)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level. Add 2.9 Qts (2.8 L) if equipped with a rear
heater.
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs
Fuel Selection
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive
Technology) meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material
Standard MS-12106.
We recommend you use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil,
meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395.
Refer to your oil filler cap for correct SAE grade.
We recommend you use MOPAR威 Engine Oil Filters.
We recommend you use MOPAR威 Spark Plugs.
87 Octane
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Component
Automatic Transmission
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission
Fluid.
We recommend you use MOPAR威 DOT 3 and SAE J1703 should be
used. If DOT 3 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable.
We recommend you use MOPAR威 Power Steering Fluid +4,
MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change
indicator system. The oil change indicator system will
remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for
scheduled maintenance.
Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change
indicator message will illuminate. This means that service is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions
such as frequent short-trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or
cold ambient temperatures, and E85 fuel usage will
influence when the “Oil Change Required” message is
displayed. Severe Operating Conditions can cause the
change oil message to illuminate as early as 3,500 miles
(5,600 km) since last reset. Have your vehicle serviced as
soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
scheduled oil change is performed by someone other than
your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Oil Change Required” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
whichever comes first.
Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:
• Check engine oil level
• Check windshield washer fluid level
• Check the tire inflation pressures and look for unusual
wear or damage
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• 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.
•
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•
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By
Oil Change Indicator System:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid if equipped
with dipstick.
Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hoses
and park brake.
Inspect engine cooling system protection and hoses.
Inspect exhaust system.
Inspect engine air cleaner if using in dusty or
off-road conditions.
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Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect front suspension, tie rod
ends, boot seals, and replace if
necessary.
Inspect the brake linings, parking
brake function.
Additional Maintenance
Replace engine air filter.
Replace cabin/air conditioning
filter.
20,000
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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48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
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Replace spark plugs
(3.6L engine). **
Flush and replace the engine
coolant at 10 years or
150,000 miles (240,000 km)
whichever comes first.
Change automatic transmission
fluid and filter(s) 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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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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64,000
80,000
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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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CONTENTS
䡵 SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE
FOR YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .641
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or
Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . .643
▫ Prepare For The Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . .641
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .643
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .641 䡵 WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .644
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . .641 䡵 MOPAR威 PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .645
䡵 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .641 䡵 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . .645
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center. . . . . . .642
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . .642
▫ In Mexico contact: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .643
▫ In The 50 United States And
Washington, D.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .645
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .645
䡵 PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . .646
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䡵 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES . . . . . . . . .647
▫ Treadwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .647
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .647
▫ Temperature Grades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .648
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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 current problem.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
Prepare A List
The manufacturer and its authorized dealer are vitally
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident with our products and services.
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
service advisor know.
We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
authorized dealer. They know your vehicle the best, and
are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality
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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 dealer Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
service manager first. Most matters can be resolved with P.O. Box 21–8004
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: (866) 726–4636
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,
system, and/or components is written in straightforward nance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities
and safety tips.
language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
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Call toll free at:
Treadwear
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half
times as well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
• www.techauthority.com
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
The following tire grading categories were established by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
your vehicle.
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.
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
requirements in addition to these grades.
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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.
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!
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 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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Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .600
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
Adjustable Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Airbag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . .589
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .593
Air Conditioning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .444
Air Conditioning, Rear Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .593
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
Air Conditioning System, Zone Control. . . . . . . . . .420
Air Pressure, Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Antenna, Satellite Radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .599
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
Anti-Theft System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
Ashtray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
Assistance Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Assist, Hill Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .429
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Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .606
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .606
Torque Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Auto Up Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .569
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . .27
Saving Feature (Protection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Belts, Seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Blind Spot Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Body Builders Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .596
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . .
Brake Control System, Electronic
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . .
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calibration, Compass . . . . . .
Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . .
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Steering . . . . . . . .
Radiator (Coolant Pressure)
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.489
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.474
.630
.603
.604
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.314
.454
.624
.119
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .628
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .601
10
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Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
Cargo Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
Luggage Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
Certification Label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .485
Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) . . . .311
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Checks, Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coat Hook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coin Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . .
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . .
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Computer, Trip/Travel. . . . . . . . . . . .
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI)
Conserving Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Removable . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INDEX 653
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582
Dimmer Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Dipsticks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Door Opener, Garage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
Driving
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Driving to Achieve Maximum Fuel Economy. . . . . .330
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Dealer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585 E-85 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
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 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.602
.602
.601
.601
.599
.608
.269
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Economy (Fuel) Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical Power Outlets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . .
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) .
Emergency, In Case of
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . .
Engine
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.452
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Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .581
Compartment Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .581
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .587
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .548
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
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Exhaust Gas Caution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Exhaust System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Fabric Care . . . . . . . . .
Filler Location Fuel . . .
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . .
Air Conditioning . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Disposal
Flashers
Hazard Warning . .
Turn Signal . . . . . .
Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . .
Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Cruising Range . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . .
Fuel Requirements .
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Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . .
Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . .
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fog Light Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fold in Floor (Stow ⬘n Go) Seating . .
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.604
.598
.469
.629
.219
.625
.191
.573
.516
.524
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656 INDEX
Additives . . . . . . . .
Clean Air . . . . . . . .
Conserving . . . . . . .
Economy Mode . . . .
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . .
Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
Filler Door (Gas Cap)
Gasoline . . . . . . . . .
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . .
Light . . . . . . . . . . .
Materials Added . . .
Methanol . . . . . . . .
Octane Rating . . . . .
Requirements . . . . .
Saver Mode . . . . . . .
Tank Capacity . . . . .
Fuel, Flexible . . . . . . . .
Fueling . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel Optimizer . . . . . . .
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.517
.330
.455
.517
.313
.313
.516
.313
.317
.519
.517
.516
.516
.330
.628
.520
.524
.330
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .614
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
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Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527 Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
Guide, Body Builders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527 High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . . .222
Hill Start Assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Hands-Free Phone (Uconnect威). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .534
Hazard
HomeLink威 (Garage Door Opener) . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466 Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .548 Hook, Coat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Headlights
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .624 Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218 Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223 Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .624 Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217 Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217 Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187 Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
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Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
Instrument Panel Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .613
Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .614
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers). . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550
Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .569
Key-In Reminder . . . . . .
Keyless Entry System . . .
Key, Programming . . . . .
Key, Replacement . . . . . .
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer)
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.20
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.16
.12
.15
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Light Bulbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .625
Battery Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623
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Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Rear Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . . .479
Rear Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Temperature Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . .
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .548
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator)
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .624
Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . .
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) .
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317 Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . .311
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Load Leveling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .596
Luggage Rack (Roof Rack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291
Maintenance Free Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine).
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory Feature (Memory Seat) . . . . . . . . .
Memory Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Exterior Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
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Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
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Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
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Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) .
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Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . .
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . .
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Change Interval . . . . . . . . .
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . .
Identification Logo . . . . . . .
Materials Added to . . . . . .
Recommendation . . . . . . . .
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . .
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Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . .250
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Overhead Console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Overhead Travel Information Center . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Parking Brake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470
Park Sense System, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Pedals, Adjustable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Personal Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
Pets, Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Phone, Hands-Free (Uconnect威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . .490
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Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
Radio Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
Rear Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Rear Cross Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Rear Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
Rear Park Sense System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .544
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .594
Reminder, Seat Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . .418
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .497 Remote Starting System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . . . . .601 Removable Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Lift Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . .263
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
Sliding Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .468
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .630
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .557
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
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Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .613
Replacement Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585 Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503 Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Adjustable Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .645
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . .63
Resetting Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Restraint, Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Roof Rack (Luggage Rack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .645
Fold in Floor (Stow ⬘n Go) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .484
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
Stow ⬘n Go (Fold in Floor) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .632
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Security Alarm (Theft Alarm). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .641
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .643
Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction Indicator) . . .311
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .646
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
Setting the Clock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .344
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Signals, Turn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Sliding Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498
Spare Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .499
Speed Control (Cruise Control). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
Speedometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Starting and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
Steering
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .468
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Wheel, Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . . .418
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .622
Storage Bin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
Storage, Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .441
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Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .622
Stow ⬘n Go (Fold in Floor) Seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . . .72
Sway Control, Trailer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . .
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) .
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . .
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire and Loading Information Placard . .
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Information . . . . . . . . .
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . .
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . .
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . .
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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666 INDEX
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . .
Tread Wear Indicators . . .
Tire Safety Information . . . . .
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight
Torque Converter Clutch . . . .
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
24-Hour Towing Assistance
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . .
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreational . . . . . . . . . .
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Assistance. . . . . . . . .
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control Switch . . . . .
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System Tips . . . .
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Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .534
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .537
Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .536
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541
Trailer Towing Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .535
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .535
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .606
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .606
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry). . . .27
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLink威) . . . .250
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . .20
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
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Uconnect威 (Hands-Free Phone). . . . . . . . . . . .
Umbrella Holder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upholstery Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .441
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Warnings and Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .644
Washer
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
Wind Buffeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .441
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Rear Vent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Windshield Defroster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .596
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .596
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .548 Zone Control (Temperature Control) . . . . . . . . . . . .420
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . . .306
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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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