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Dodge 2010 Nitro Owner`s manual
2010
OWNE R ’ S MANUAL
Nitro
SECTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469
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CONTENTS
䡵 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
䡵 Rollover Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Vehicle Identification Number
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䡵 How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 䡵 Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group
LLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision
workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all
essentials that are traditional to our vehicles.
This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint
you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle.
It is supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet,
located on the DVD, and various customer-oriented
documents. Please take the time to read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help assure safe and
enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained technicians and genuine MOPAR威 parts, and cares about
your satisfaction.
ROLLOVER WARNING
Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate
than other types of vehicles. This vehicle has a higher
ground clearance and a higher center of gravity than
many passenger cars. It is capable of performing better in
a wide variety of off-road applications. Driven in an
unsafe manner, all vehicles can go out of control. Because
of the higher center of gravity, if this vehicle is out of
control it may roll over when some other vehicles may
not.
NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored Do not attempt sharp turns, abrupt maneuvers, or other
in the vehicle for convenient referencing and remain unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle
with the vehicle when sold, so that the new owner will
be aware of all safety warnings.
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control. Failure to operate this vehicle safely may result belts could cut the highway death toll by 10,000 or more
in an accident, rollover of the vehicle, and severe or fatal each year and could reduce disabling injuries by two
million annually. In a rollover crash, an unbelted person
injury. Drive carefully.
is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing
a seat belt. Always buckle up.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the
items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and
illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment
The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
contains a complete listing of all subjects.
Rollover Warning Label
Consult the following table for a description of the
Failure to use driver and passenger seat belts provided symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
is a major cause of severe or fatal injury. In fact, the U.S. this Owner’s Manual:
government notes that the universal use of existing seat
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INTRODUCTION
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This Owner’s Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in an accident or
bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you
do not read this entire manual, you may miss important
information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the
left front corner of the instrument panel. The VIN is
visible from outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This number also is stamped into the right front
Vehicle Identification Number
door sill (under the molding) and appears on the Auto- NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
mobile Information Disclosure Label affixed to a window
on your vehicle, the vehicle registration, and the title.
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VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or
death.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
▫ Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
䡵 Vehicle Security Alarm — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 17
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
䡵 Steering Wheel Lock — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 14
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
▫ To Manually Lock The Steering Wheel . . . . . . 14
䡵 Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
▫ To Release The Steering Wheel Lock . . . . . . . . 14
䡵 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
䡵 Sentry Key威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
▫ To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . 20
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
▫ To Lock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . 21
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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▫ Remote Open Window Feature —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
▫ Child-Protection Door Lock System
(Rear Doors) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
䡵 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . 23
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
▫ Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 䡵 Liftgate
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
䡵 Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 25 䡵 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
䡵 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions . . . . 39
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . 43
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioner — If Equipped . . . . . . . 43
▫ Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
▫ Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . 43
▫ Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit . . . . . . . . . . 30
▫ Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
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▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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▫ Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
▫ Supplemental Rear Impact Active Head
䡵 Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . .
Restraints (AHR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
䡵 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(BeltAlert威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . 50
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) —
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
Airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
. . . 81
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The keys for your new vehicle are enclosed in a plastic
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
The keys for your vehicle are double-sided. You can bag with the key code number on it. If you received your
insert the keys into the locks with either side up.
keys without the bag, ask your authorized dealer to give
you the number. The key code can also be obtained by an
authorized dealer from your vehicle invoice.
Ignition Key Removal
Automatic Transmission
• Place the shift lever in PARK.
• Push the key and cylinder inward slightly and rotate
the key to the LOCK position.
• Remove the key.
Vehicle Key
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WARNING!
Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Don’t leave the key in the
ignition. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
CAUTION!
Ignition Switch Positions
1 — Lock
2 — Acc
3 — On
4 — Start
An unlocked vehicle is an invitation to thieves.
Always remove the key from the ignition and lock all
doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
If you open the driver’s door and the key is in the
ignition, a chime will sound to remind you to remove the
key.
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NOTE: The Key-In-Ignition reminder only sounds NOTE: If you turned the wheel to the right to engage
when the ignition key is placed in the LOCK or ACC the lock, you must turn the wheel slightly to the right to
disengage it. If you turned the wheel to the left to engage
position.
the lock, turn the wheel slightly to the left to disengage it.
STEERING WHEEL LOCK — IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with a passive steering SENTRY KEY姞
wheel lock. This lock prevents steering the vehicle with- The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer System prevents unauthoout the ignition key. If the steering wheel is moved rized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
approximately a half turn in either direction and the key system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
is not in the ignition, the steering wheel will lock.
or unlocked.
To Manually Lock the Steering Wheel
With the engine running, rotate the steering wheel one- The system uses ignition keys that have an embedded
half revolution from the straight ahead position, turn electronic chip (transponder) to prevent unauthorized
OFF the engine, and remove the key. Rotate the steering vehicle operation. Therefore, only keys that are prowheel slightly in both directions, until the lock engages. grammed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate
the vehicle. The system will shut the engine off in two
To Release the Steering Wheel Lock
seconds if someone uses an invalid key to try to start the
Insert the key in the ignition and turn the wheel slightly
engine.
to the right or left to disengage the lock.
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NOTE: A key that has not been programmed is also NOTE: The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer System is not
considered an invalid key, even if it is cut to fit the compatible with some aftermarket remote starting systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting
ignition switch lock cylinder for that vehicle.
problems and loss of security protection.
During normal operation, after turning on the ignition
switch, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three All of the keys provided with your new vehicle have
seconds for a bulb check. If the light remains on after the been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
bulb check, it indicates that there is a problem with the
Replacement Keys
electronics. In addition, if the Vehicle Security Light
begins to flash after the bulb check, it indicates that NOTE: Only keys that are programmed to the vehicle
someone used an invalid key to try to start the engine. electronics can be used to start and operate the vehicle.
Either of these conditions will result in the engine being Once a Sentry Key威 is programmed to a vehicle, it cannot
be programmed to any other vehicle.
shut off after two seconds.
If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10 seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics.
Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as
possible by an authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
Always remove the Sentry Keys威 from the vehicle
and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
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At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
required for authorized dealer replacement of keys. Duplication of keys may be performed at an authorized
dealer or by following the customer key programming
procedure. This procedure consists of programming a
blank key to the vehicle electronics. A blank key is one
that has never been programmed.
2. Insert the first valid key into the ignition switch. Turn
the ignition switch to the ON position for at least three
seconds, but no longer than 15 seconds. Then, turn the
ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the first
key.
3. Insert the second valid key into the ignition switch.
Turn the ignition switch to the ON position within
15 seconds. After 10 seconds, a chime will sound. In
addition, the Vehicle Security Light will begin to flash.
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key威 Immobilizer Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and
System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an remove the second key.
authorized dealer.
4. Insert a blank Sentry Key威 into the ignition switch.
Customer Key Programming
Turn the ignition switch to the ON position within
If you have two valid Sentry Keys威, you can program 60 seconds. After 10 seconds, a single chime will sound.
new Sentry Keys威 to the system by performing the In addition, the Vehicle Security Light will stop flashing.
following procedure:
To indicate that programming is complete, the Vehicle
Security Light will turn on again for three seconds and
1. Cut the additional Sentry Key威 Transponder blank(s)
then turn off.
to match the ignition switch lock cylinder key code.
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The new Sentry Key威 is programmed. The Remote • This device may not cause harmful interference.
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter will also be pro• This device must accept any interference that may be
grammed during this procedure.
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Repeat this procedure to program up to eight keys. If you
do not have a programmed Sentry Key威, contact your
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
authorized dealer for details.
The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors,
NOTE: If a programmed key is lost, see your authorized liftgate, and ignition for unauthorized operation. When
dealer to have all remaining keys erased from the sys- the Vehicle Security Alarm is activated, the alarm protem’s memory. This will prevent the lost key from vides both audible and visual signals. The horn will
starting your vehicle. The remaining keys must then be sound repeatedly for three minutes, while the headlights,
reprogrammed. All vehicle keys must be taken to an park lamps and/or turn signals will flash for an addiauthorized dealer at the time of service to be tional 15 minutes.
reprogrammed.
NOTE: The Panic and Security alarms are quite differGeneral Information
ent. Please take a moment to activate the Panic and
The Sentry Key威 system complies with FCC rules Part 15 Security modes to hear the differences in the horn. In case
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is one should go off in the future, you will need to know
subject to the following conditions:
which mode has been activated in order to deactivate it.
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To Arm the System
Remove the keys from the ignition switch and exit
vehicle. Lock the doors and liftgate by pressing
power door LOCK switch or the LOCK button on
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. Close all
doors.
To Disarm the System
the Either press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter
the or insert a valid Sentry Key威 into the ignition lock
the cylinder and turn the key to the ON position.
the
The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
The Vehicle Security Light (located in the instrument Vehicle Security Alarm will give you a false alarm. If the
cluster) will flash rapidly for about 16 seconds to signal previously described arming sequence has occurred, the
that the Vehicle Security Alarm is arming. During this Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of whether
16 second pre-arm period, opening any door or the you are inside or outside the vehicle. If you remain inside
liftgate will cancel the arming process. If the Vehicle the vehicle and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this
Security Alarm arms successfully, the Vehicle Security occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm. Manually
Light will flash at a slower rate to indicate the alarm is unlocking the doors with the door lock plunger (located
set. Manually locking the doors with the door lock on the inside of the doors) or the driver’s door key lock
plunger (located on the inside of the doors) or the cylinder will not disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
driver’s door key lock cylinder will not arm the Vehicle
Security Alarm.
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Tamper Alert
If something has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in
your absence, the horn will sound three times when you
unlock the doors. Check the vehicle for tampering.
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ILLUMINATED ENTRY
The interior lights come on when you open any door or
use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock any door. They will remain on for approximately
30 seconds after all doors are closed then fade to off.
The lights also will fade to off if you turn on the ignition
after you close all the doors.
Three Button RKE transmitter
NOTE:
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and • For the remote starting feature (if equipped), refer to
“Remote Starting System” for further information.
liftgate or activate the Panic Alarm from distances up to
approximately 66 ft (20 m) using your Remote Keyless
• Your vehicle’s RKE transmitter may have three or four
Entry (RKE) transmitter. The RKE transmitter does not
buttons depending on the optional features purchased
need to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the system.
with your vehicle.
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To Unlock the Doors and Liftgate
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door or twice to
unlock all doors and the liftgate. The parking lights will
flash to acknowledge the unlock signal. The illuminated
entry system will also turn on.
1. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed
(i.e., functional) RKE transmitter for at least four seconds,
but not longer than 10 seconds. Then, press and hold the
UNLOCK button while still holding the LOCK button.
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
3. Test the feature from outside the vehicle by pressing
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First
the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transmitter.
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
the driver’s door or all doors and the liftgate on the first 4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
press of the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To its previous setting.
change the current setting, proceed as follows:
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitOn Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) ter while you are inside the vehicle will activate the
equipped vehicles, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Informa- Vehicle Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle
tion Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer- Security Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound.
Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your In- Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle
strument Panel” for further information.
Security Alarm.
On non-EVIC equipped vehicles, perform the following
steps:
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To Lock the Doors and Liftgate
Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock all doors and the liftgate. If the ignition is OFF
when the doors are locked, the parking lights will flash
once and the horn will sound a single chirp.
Sound Horn with Lock
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be
turned on or off. To change the current setting, proceed as
follows:
• On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
equipped vehicles, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• On non-EVIC equipped vehicles, perform the following steps:
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1. Press the LOCK button on a programmed (i.e., functional) RKE transmitter for at least four seconds, but not
longer than 10 seconds. Then, press the PANIC button
while still holding the LOCK button.
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
3. Test the feature from outside the vehicle by pressing
the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter.
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter while you are inside the vehicle will activate the
Vehicle Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle
Security Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound.
Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle
Security Alarm.
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Flash Lights with Lock
The feature will cause the parking lights to flash when
the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be turned on or off. To change the
current setting, proceed as follows:
3. Test the feature from outside the vehicle by pressing
the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transmitter.
• On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
equipped vehicles, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter while you are inside the vehicle will activate the
Vehicle Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle
Security Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound.
Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle
Security Alarm.
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
• On non-EVIC equipped vehicles, perform the followRemote Open Window Feature — If Equipped
ing steps:
This feature allows you to remotely lower both front door
1. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on a programmed windows at the same time. To use this feature, press and
(i.e., functional) RKE transmitter for at least four seconds, release the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter and
but not longer than 10 seconds. Then, press and hold the then immediately press and hold the UNLOCK button
LOCK button while still holding the UNLOCK button.
until the windows lower to the level desired or until they
lower completely.
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
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During the PANIC mode, the door locks and RKE
systems will function normally. PANIC mode will not
NOTE: The PANIC and SECURITY alarms are quite
disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm system on vehicles so
different. Please take a moment to activate the PANIC
equipped.
and SECURITY modes to hear the differences in the horn.
If one should sound in the future, you will need to know Programming Additional Transmitters
which mode has been activated in order to deactivate it. Refer to Sentry Key威 “Customer Key Programming.”
Using the Panic Alarm
To turn the PANIC alarm feature on or off, press and hold
the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one
second and release. When the PANIC alarm is on, the
headlights and parking lights will flash, the horn will
pulse on and off, and the illuminated entry system will
turn on.
If you do not have a programmed RKE transmitter,
contact your authorized dealer for details.
Battery Replacement
The recommended replacement battery is CR2032.
NOTE: Perchlorate Material – special handling may
apply.
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The PANIC alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
perchlorate
you turn it off by pressing the PANIC button a second
time or if the vehicle speed is 5 mph (8 km/h) or greater. 1. If the RKE transmitter is equipped with a screw,
remove the screw.
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2. With the RKE transmitter buttons facing down, use a
flat blade to pry the two halves of the RKE transmitter
case apart. Make sure not to damage the seal during
removal.
3. Remove and replace the battery. Avoid touching the
new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it with
rubbing alcohol.
4. To reassemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two
halves together.
5. If the RKE transmitter is equipped with a screw,
reinstall and tighten until snug.
General Information
This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules and with
RS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
Separating Case Halves
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly ap- How to Use Remote Start
proved by the party responsible for compliance could All of the following conditions must be met before the
engine will remote start:
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal •
distance, check for these two conditions:
•
1. Weak battery in RKE transmitter. The expected life of
•
the battery is from one to two years.
•
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radios. •
Shift lever in PARK
Doors closed
Hood closed
Hazard switch off
Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
• Ignition key removed from ignition switch
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry • Battery at an acceptable charge level
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still • RKE PANIC button not pressed
maintaining security. The system has a range of
approximately 328 ft (100 m).
NOTE: The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
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WARNING!
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or
confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious
injury or death when inhaled.
• Keep Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters
away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls
could cause serious injury or death.
To Enter Remote Start
Press and release the REMOTE START button
on the RKE transmitter twice, within five seconds. The parking lights will flash and the horn
will chirp twice (if programmed). Then, the
engine will start and the vehicle will remain in the
Remote Start mode for a 15-minute cycle.
NOTE:
• The park lamps 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.
• The engine can be started two consecutive times (two
15-minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However,
the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON position
before you can repeat the start sequence for a third cycle.
Remote start will also cancel if any of the following occur:
• The engine stalls or RPM exceeds 2500
• Any engine warning lamps come on
• The hood is opened
• The hazard switch is pressed
• The transmission is moved out of PARK
• The brake pedal is pressed
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To Exit Remote Start Mode without Driving the
DOOR LOCKS
Vehicle
Manual Door Locks
Press and release the REMOTE START button one time,
Use the manual door lock plunger to lock the doors from
or allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
inside the vehicle. If the plunger is down when the door
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shut downs, the system is closed, the door will lock. Make sure the keys are not
will disable the one time press of the REMOTE START inside the vehicle before closing the door.
button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote
Start request.
To Exit Remote Start Mode and Drive the Vehicle
Before the end of the 15-minute cycle, press and release
the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock
the doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15-minute cycle,
insert the key into the ignition switch and turn the switch
to the ON position.
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON position
in order to drive the vehicle.
Manual Lock Plunger
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WARNING!
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
accident, lock the vehicle doors when you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
from the ignition lock, and lock your vehicle. Do
not leave unattended children in the vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised
use of vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries and death.
Power Door Lock Switch
Power Door Locks
1
Unlock
2 - Lock
A door lock switch is located on each of the front door
panels. Press this switch to lock or unlock the doors.
If you press the power door LOCK switch while the key
is in the ignition and either of the front doors is open, the
power locks will not operate. This prevents you from
accidentally locking your keys in the vehicle. Removing
the key or closing the door will allow the locks to operate.
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A chime will sound if the key is in the ignition switch and Automatic Door Locks Programming
The automatic door locks feature can be enabled or
a door is open as a reminder to remove the key.
disabled as follows:
Automatic Door Locks
The doors will lock automatically on vehicles with power For vehicles equipped with an Electronic Vehicle Infordoor locks if all of the following conditions are met:
mation Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer1. The automatic door locks feature is enabled.
Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your
2. The transmission is in gear.
Instrument Panel” for further information.
3. All doors are closed.
4. The throttle is pressed.
5. The vehicle speed is above 15 mph (24 km/h).
For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
following procedure:
1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition.
2. Cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and
6. The doors were not previously locked using the power
then back to LOCK four times, ending up in the LOCK
door lock switch or Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
position.
transmitter.
3. Press the power door LOCK switch to lock the doors.
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4. A single chime will indicate the completion of the 6. The vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h).
programming.
Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit Programming
5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to The automatic unlock doors on exit feature can be
enabled or disabled as follows:
its previous setting.
NOTE: Use the automatic door locks feature in accor- For vehicles equipped with an Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle Infordance with local laws.
mation Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (CustomerAutomatic Unlock Doors on Exit
Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your
The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with
Instrument Panel” for further information.
power door locks if:
For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
1. The automatic unlock doors on exit feature is enabled.
following procedure:
2. The transmission was in gear and the vehicle speed
1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition.
returned to 0 mph (0 km/h).
2. Cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and
3. The transmission is in NEUTRAL or PARK.
then back to LOCK four times, ending up in the LOCK
4. The driver door is opened.
position.
5. The doors were not previously unlocked.
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3. Press the power door UNLOCK switch to unlock the
doors.
4. A single chime will indicate the completion of the
programming.
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5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
NOTE: Use the automatic unlock doors on exit feature
in accordance with local laws.
Child-Protection Door Lock System (Rear Doors)
Insert the tip of the ignition key into the lock and rotate
it to either the LOCK or UNLOCK positions.
Child Protection Door Lock
WARNING!
Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision.
Remember that the rear doors can only be opened
from the outside when the child protection locks are
engaged.
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NOTE: For emergency exit with the system engaged,
move the lock plunger up (unlocked position), roll down
the window, and open the door with the outside door
handle.
WINDOWS
Power Windows
The power window controls are located on the driver’s
door trim panel. There is a single switch on the front
passenger/rear passenger doors which operates the front
passenger/rear passenger door windows. The window
controls will operate only when the ignition switch is in
the ON or ACC position.
Power Window Switches
The power window switches remain active for up to
10 minutes after the ignition switch has been turned OFF.
For vehicles equipped with an Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), this feature is programmable.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
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Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in To open the window part way, press the window switch
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further in- to the first detent and release it when you want the
formation.
window to stop.
WARNING!
Never leave children in a vehicle with the keys in the
ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended
children, can become entrapped by the windows
while operating the power window switches. Such
entrapment may result in serious injury or death.
Auto-Down Feature
The driver’s and front passenger’s (if equipped for passenger side) power window switches have an “AutoDown” feature. Press the window switch past the first
detent, release, and the window will go down automatically.
To stop the window from going all the way down during
the Auto-Down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power window switches
will remain active for 45 seconds after the ignition switch
is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front
door will cancel this feature.
For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power window
switches will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the
ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening
either front door will cancel this feature. The time is
programmable. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center
(EVIC)/Personal
Settings
(CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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Auto Up Feature with Anti-Pinch Protection — If
Equipped
On some models, the driver’s and front passenger’s (if
equipped for passenger side) power window switches
have an “Auto Up” feature. Pull the window switch up to
the second detent, release, and the window will go up
automatically.
For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power window
switches will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the
ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening
either front door will cancel this feature. The time is
programmable. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center
(EVIC)/Personal
Settings
(CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
To stop the window from going all the way up during the
auto-up operation, push down on the switch briefly.
NOTE:
• If the window runs into any obstacle during autoTo close the window part way, pull the window switch
closure, it will reverse direction and then go back
up to the first detent and release when you want the
down. Remove the obstacle and use the window
window to stop.
switch again to close the window.
For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
• Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger
Information Center (EVIC), the power window switches
the auto-reverse function unexpectedly during autowill remain active for 45 seconds after the ignition switch
closure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the
is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front
first detent and hold to close window manually.
door will cancel this feature.
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WARNING!
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the
window before closing.
Reset
At some point in time, it may be necessary to reactivate
the auto-up feature. To do so, perform the following
procedure:
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Window Lockout Button
The window lockout button on the driver’s door (below
the power window switches) allows you to disable the
window control on the other doors. To disable the
window controls on the other doors, press the window
LOCKOUT button. To enable the window controls, press
the window LOCKOUT button a second time.
1. Pull the window switch up to close window completely and continue to hold the switch up for an
additional two seconds after the window is closed.
2. Push the window switch down firmly to the second
detent to open the window completely and continue to
hold the switch down for an additional two seconds after
the window is fully open.
Window Lockout Button
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Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize
the buffeting.
LIFTGATE
To open the liftgate, pull up (squeeze) on the handle and
lift. Manually unlocking the vehicle doors with the
plunger or a key in the lock cylinder will not unlock the
liftgate.
Liftgate Release
WARNING!
Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous
exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep the
liftgate closed when you are operating the vehicle.
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OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
• Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners to enhance
Some of the most important safety features in your
occupant protection by managing occupant energy
vehicle are the restraint systems:
during an impact event — if equipped
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for all seating • All seat belt systems (except the driver’s) include
positions
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALRs), which lock the
seat belt webbing into position by extending the belt
• Advanced Front Airbags for driver and front passenall the way out and then adjusting the belt to the
ger
desired length to restrain a child seat or secure a large
• Supplemental Rear Impact Active Head Restraints
item in a seat — if equipped
(AHR) located on top of the front seats (integrated into
If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
the head restraint)
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
• Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
for the driver and passengers seated next to a window infant and child restraint systems. For more information
on LATCH, see Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering
(LATCH).
wheel
NOTE: The Advanced Front Airbags have a multistage
• Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants
inflator design. This allows the airbag to have different
rates of inflation based on severity and type of collision.
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Please pay close attention to the information in this
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
possible.
WARNING!
In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled
up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or other
passengers, or you can be thrown out of the vehicle.
Always be sure you and others in your vehicle are
buckled up properly.
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 seating positions in your vehicle have combination
lap/shoulder belts. The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during very sudden stops or collisions.
This feature allows the shoulder part of the belt to move
freely with you under normal conditions. But in a colliBuckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even sion, the belt will lock and reduce the risk of you striking
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver the 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.
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WARNING!
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of a collision the best.
Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to
wear your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers safe also.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in an accident, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
2. The seat belt latch plate is along the outboard side and
rear of the seat cushion. Grasp the latch plate and pull out
the belt. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as
necessary to make the belt go around your lap.
Latch Plate
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3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
Latch Plate To Buckle
WARNING!
A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will not
protect you properly. The lap portion could ride too
high on your body, possibly causing internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest
you.
A belt that is too loose will not protect you as well. In
a sudden stop you could move too far forward,
increasing the possibility of injury. Wear your seat
belt snugly.
A belt that is worn under your arm is very dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the
vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck
injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause internal
injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder bones.
Wear the belt over your shoulder so that your strongest bones will take the force in a collision.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
A shoulder belt placed behind will not protect you
from injury during a collision. You are more likely to
hit your head in a collision if you do not wear your
shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt are meant to
be used together.
A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be at the
strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your abdomen. Always wear the lap part of your seat belt as
low as possible and keep it snug.
A twisted belt can’t do its job as well. 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 and have it fixed.
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap portion, pull up a
bit on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too
tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug
belt reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in a
collision.
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5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is 6. To release the belt, push the red button marked PRESS
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor on the buckle. The belt will automatically retract to its
will withdraw any slack in the belt.
stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate down
the webbing to allow it to retract fully.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after an accident if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.).
Removing Slack From Belt
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devices improve the performance of the seat belt by
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/ assuring that the belt is tight around the occupant early
in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occupants,
shoulder belt.
including those in child restraints.
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
anchor point.
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt must still be
2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate,
worn snugly and positioned properly
grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create a
The pretensioner is triggered by the Occupant Restraint
fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.
Controller (ORC). Like the airbags, the pretensioners are
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
single use items. After a collision that is severe enough to
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of the
deploy the airbags and/or pretensioners, both must be
latch plate.
replaced.
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
folded webbing.
In the front seating positions, the shoulder belt can be
adjusted upward or downward to position the belt away
Seat Belt Pretensioner — If Equipped
The front passenger seat belt is equipped with a preten- from your neck. Press the release button to release the
sioning device that is designed to remove any slack from anchorage, and then move it up or down to the position
the seat belt systems in the event of a collision. These that fits you best.
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NOTE: The adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage is
equipped with an Easy Up feature. This feature allows the
shoulder belt anchorage to be adjusted in the upward
position without pressing the release button. To verify the
shoulder belt anchorage is latched, pull downward on the
shoulder belt anchorage until it is locked into position.
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.
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode — If
Equipped
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically prelocked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in
the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is available on all passenger-seating positions with a combination lap/shoulder belt.
When To Use The Automatic Locking Mode
Use the Automatic Locking Mode anytime a child safety
seat is installed in the rear outboard seating position.
Children 12 years old and younger should always be
properly restrained in the rear seat.
Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt
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This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is
designed to release webbing in a controlled manner. This
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until the occupant’s chest.
the entire belt is extracted.
How To Use The Automatic Locking Mode
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.
WARNING!
How to Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Disconnect the combination lap/shoulder belt from the
buckle and allow it to retract completely to disengage the
Automatic Locking Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) locking mode.
• The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced
if the seat belt assembly “automatic locking retractor” feature or any other seat belt function is not
working properly when checked according to the
procedures in the Service Manual.
• Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly
could increase the risk of injury in collisions.
Energy Management Feature
This vehicle has a safety belt system with an energy
management feature in the front seating positions to help
further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on
collision.
Supplemental Rear Impact Active Head Restraints
(AHR)
These head restraints are passive, deployable components, and vehicles with this equipment can not be
readily identified by any markings, only through visual
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inspection of the head restraint. The head restraint will be However if during a front impact, a secondary rear
split in two halves, with the front half being soft foam impact occurs, the AHR may deploy based on the severity and type of the impact.
and trim, the back half being decorative plastic.
How the Active Head Restraints (AHR) Work
The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines
whether the severity or type of rear impact require the
Active Head Restraints (AHR) to deploy. In case of AHR
deployment both driver and front passenger seat AHR’s
will be deployed.
When AHR’s deploy during a rear impact, the head
restraint front half extends forward to minimize the gap
between the back of the head and the AHR. This system
is designed to help prevent or reduce the extent of
injuries the driver and front passenger in certain types of
rear end 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
1 — Head Restraint Front Half
(Soft Foam and Trim)
2 — Seatback
3 — Head Restraint Back Half
(Decorative Plastic Rear Cover)
4 — Head Restraint Guide
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1. Grasp the deployed AHR from the rear seat.
All occupants, including the driver, should not operate a vehicle or sit in a vehicle’s seat until the head
restraints are placed in their proper positions in order
to minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of an
accident.
NOTE: For more information on properly adjusting and
positioning the head restraint, refer to “Adjusting Active
Head Restraints” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle”.
Resetting Active Head Restraints (AHR)
Hand Positioning Points On AHR
If the Active Head Restraints are triggered in an accident,
you must reset the head restraint on the driver’s and 2. Position the hands on the top of the deployed AHR at
front passenger seat. You can recognize when the Active a comfortable position.
Head Restraint has been triggered by the fact that they
have moved forward (as shown in step three of the
resetting procedure).
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3. Pull down then rearward towards the rear of the
vehicle then down to engage the locking mechanism.
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.
AHR In Reset Position
NOTE:
• If you have difficulties or problems resetting the head
restraints, see an authorized dealer.
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert姞)
If the driver’s seat belt has not been buckled within
60 seconds of starting the vehicle and if the vehicle speed
is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), the BeltAlert威 will alert
the driver to buckle the seat belt. The driver should also
instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat belts.
Once the warning is triggered, the BeltAlert威 will continue to chime and flash the Seat Belt Reminder Light for
96 seconds or until the driver’s seat belt is buckled. The
BeltAlert威 will be reactivated if the driver’s seat belt is
unbuckled for more than 10 seconds and the vehicle
speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h).
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BeltAlert威 can be enabled or disabled by your authorized BeltAlert威 can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.
dealer or by following these steps:
NOTE: Although BeltAlert威 has been deactivated, the
NOTE: The following steps must occur within the first Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate
60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON while the driver seat belt remains unfastened.
or START position. The manufacturer does not recomSeat Belts and Pregnant Women
mend deactivating BeltAlert威.
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, and throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
fasten the driver seat belt.
2. Start the engine, and wait for the Seat Belt Reminder Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Light to turn off.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
3. Within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle, unbuckle
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
and then re-buckle the driver seat belt at least three times,
the force if there is a collision.
ending with the seat belt buckled.
Seat Belt Extender
4. Turn OFF the engine. A single chime will sound to
If a seat belt is too short even when fully extended and
signify that you have successfully completed the
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
programming.
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
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extender should be used only if the existing belt is not NOTE: These airbags are certified to the new Federal
long enough. When it is not required, remove the ex- regulations for Advanced Airbags.
tender and store it.
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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.
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) —
Airbags
This vehicle has airbags for both the driver and front
passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint systems. The driver’s front airbag is mounted in the steering
wheel. The passenger’s front airbag is mounted in the
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
words SRS/AIRBAG are embossed on the airbag covers.
Front Airbag Components
1 — Driver Airbag
2 — Passenger Airbag
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The Advanced Front Airbags have a multistage inflator
design. This allows the airbag to have different rates of
inflation that are based on the severity and type of
collision.
This vehicle may also be equipped with Supplemental
Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) that run the
entire length of the headliner to protect the driver, front,
and rear passengers sitting next to a window.
Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
Label Location
NOTE: Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior
trim, but they will open during airbag deployment.
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Airbag System Components
The airbag system consists of the following:
• Occupant Classification System (OCS) — Front Passenger Seat Only
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
− Occupant Classification Module
• Airbag Warning Light
− Passenger Airbag Disable (PAD) Indicator Light
• Driver Front Airbag
• Front Passenger Airbag
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− Weight Sensors
Advanced Front Airbag Features
• Supplemental Rear Impact Active Head Restraint for The Advanced Front Airbag system has multistage driver
Driver and Front Passenger
and front passenger airbags. This system provides output
• Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) appropriate to the severity and type of collision as
determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC),
— if equipped
which may receive information from the impact sensors
• Steering Wheel and Column
at the front of the car.
• Instrument Panel
• Knee Impact Bolsters
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners — if equipped
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires airbag deployment. The timing of
the second stage determines whether the output force is
low, medium, or high. If a low output is sufficient to meet
the need, the remaining gas in the inflator is expended.
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NOTE: The passenger front airbag may not deploy even
when the driver front airbag has if the Occupant Classification System (refer to ⬙Occupant Classification System”) has determined the passenger seat is empty or is
occupied by someone that is classified in the ⬙child⬙ size
category. This could be a child, teenager, or even a adult.
WARNING!
• No objects should be placed over or near the
airbag on the instrument panel, because any such
objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in a crash
severe enough to cause the airbag to inflate.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not put anything on or around the front airbag
covers or attempt to manually open them. You may
damage the airbags and you could be injured
because the airbags may no longer be functional.
These protective covers for the airbag cushions are
designed to open only when the airbags are inflating.
• Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects
between you and the side airbags; the performance
could be adversely affected and/or objects could
be pushed into you, causing serious injury.
• 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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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC)
SABIC airbags offer side-impact and vehicle rollover
protection to front and rear seat outboard occupants in
addition to that provided by the body structure. Each
airbag features inflated chambers placed adjacent to the
head of each outboard occupant that reduce the potential
for side-impact head injuries. The SABIC airbags deploy
downward, covering both windows on the impact side.
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NOTE:
• Should a vehicle rollover occur, the pretensioners
and/or SABIC airbags on both sides of the vehicle
may deploy.
• Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim;
but they will open during airbag deployment.
The system includes sensors adjacent to both front and
rear seat occupants that are calibrated to deploy the
SABIC airbags during impacts that require airbag occupant protection.
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WARNING!
If your vehicle is equipped with left and right Side
Airbag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC), do not stack
luggage or other cargo up high enough to block the
location of the SABIC. The area where the side
curtain airbag is located should remain free from any
obstructions.
Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
risk of harm from a deploying airbag:
1. Children 12 years and younger should always ride
buckled up in a rear seat.
Infants in rear facing child restraints should NEVER ride
in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger airbag. An
airbag deployment could cause severe injury or death to
infants in that position.
Knee Impact Bolsters
Children that are not big enough to properly wear the
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
vehicle seat belt should be secured in the rear seat, in a
driver and the front passenger, and position everyone for
child restraint or belt-positioning booster seat. Older
the best interaction with the front airbag.
children who do not use child restraints or beltAlong with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front positioning booster seats should ride properly buckled
Airbags work with the knee bolsters to provide improved up in the rear seat. Never allow children to slide the
protection for the driver and front passenger. Side airbags shoulder belt behind them or under their arm.
also work with seat belts to improve occupant protection.
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If a child from 1 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child
seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
(Refer to “Child Restraints”)
5. If the airbag system in this vehicle needs to be
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact the
customer center. Phone numbers are provided under “If
You Need Assistance”.
You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
WARNING!
2. All occupants should ALWAYS wear their lap and
shoulder belts properly.
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be moved
back as far as practical to allow the Advanced Front
Airbags room to inflate.
4. Do not lean against the door. If your vehicle has side
airbags, and deployment occurs, the side airbags will
inflate forcefully into the space between you and the
door.
• Relying on the airbags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The airbags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the airbags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
airbags.
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during airbag deployment could cause serious injury, including death. Airbags need room to
inflate. Sit back, comfortably extending your arms
to reach the steering wheel or instrument panel.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• The side curtain airbags need room to inflate. Do
not lean against the door or window. Sit upright in
the center of the seat.
type of collision. Advanced Front Airbags are not expected to reduce the risk of injury in rear, side, or rollover
collisions.
The Advanced Front Airbags will not deploy in all frontal
collisions, including some that may produce substantial
vehicle damage — for example, some pole collisions,
Airbag Deployment Sensors and Controls
truck underrides, and angle offset collisions. On the other
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
hand, depending on the type and location of impact,
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system Advanced Front Airbags may deploy in crashes with
required for this vehicle.
little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a severe
Based on the impact sensors signals, a central electronic initial deceleration.
ORC deploys the Advanced Front Airbags, side airbags The side airbags will not deploy in all side collisions. Side
— if equipped, and front seat belt pretensioners — if airbag deployment will depend on the severity and type
equipped, as required, depending on each type of impact. of collision.
Advanced Front Airbags are designed to provide addi- Because airbag sensors measure vehicle deceleration over
tional protection by supplementing the seat belts in time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are not
certain frontal collisions depending on the severity and good indicators of whether or not an airbag should have
deployed.
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Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all crashes,
and also are needed to help keep you in position, away
from an inflating airbag.
The ORC also monitors the readiness of the electronic
parts of the system whenever the ignition switch is in the
START or ON positions. If the key is in the LOCK
position, in the ACC position, or not in the ignition, the
airbags are not on and will not inflate.
The ORC contains a backup power supply system that
may deploy the airbags even if the battery loses power or
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
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Warning Light” either momentarily or continuously. A
single chime will sound if the light comes on again
after initial startup.
WARNING!
Ignoring the “Airbag Warning Light” in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the airbags to
protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have the airbag system checked right
away.
• Also, the ORC turns on the “Airbag Warn- • The Occupant Classification System (OCS) is part of
ing Light” for six to eight seconds for a
a Federally regulated safety system required for this
self-check when the ignition is first turned
vehicle. It is designed to turn off the front passenger
ON. After the self-check, the “Airbag Warnairbag for an empty seat and for occupants classified
ing Light” will turn off. If the ORC detects a malfuncin a category other than an adult. This could be a child,
tion in any part of the system, it turns on the “Airbag
teenager, or even an adult.
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NOTE: Children 12 years and younger should always
ride buckled up in a rear seat in an appropriate child
restraint.
• The Passenger Airbag Disable (PAD) Indicator Light
(an amber light located in the center of the instrument
panel) tells the driver and front passenger when the
front passenger airbag is turned off. The “PAD Indicator Light” illuminates the words ⬙PASS AIR BAG
OFF⬙ to show that the passenger airbag will not inflate
during a collision requiring airbags. When the right
front passenger seat is empty or when very light
objects are placed on the seat, the passenger airbag
will not inflate even though the “PAD Indicator Light”
is not illuminated.
Indicator Light Location
The “PAD Indicator Light” should not be illuminated
when an adult passenger is properly seated in the
front passenger seat. In this case, the airbag is ready to
be inflated if a collision requiring an airbag occurs.
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For occupants classified in the “child” size category, the
“PAD Indicator Light” will be illuminated, indicating
that the front passenger airbag is turned off and will not
inflate. If the “PAD Indicator Light” is not illuminated,
DO NOT assume the airbag is turned off. Move the child
restraint to the rear seat. A deploying passenger airbag
can cause death or serious injury to a child in a rear
facing infant seat.
NOTE: Even though this vehicle is equipped with an
Occupant Classification System, children 12 years and
younger should always ride buckled up in a rear seat in
an appropriate child restraint.
Front Passenger
Seat Occupant
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Passenger Airbag Disable
Airbag Status
(PAD) Indicator Light
OFF
ON
Adult
Grocery Bags,
Heavy Briefcases
ON
OFF
and Other Relatively
Light Objects
Empty or Very
OFF*
OFF
Small Objects
* Since the system senses weight, some small objects
will turn the PAD Indicator Light on.
The OCS classifies an occupant using weight sensors
mounted in the base of the front passenger seat. Any
weight on the seat will be sensed by the system. Objects
hanging on the seat or other passengers pushing down
on the seat will also be sensed. The weight of an adult
will cause the system to turn the airbag on. In this case,
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the OCS has classified the occupant of the seat as an
adult. An adult occupant needs to sit in a normal position
(with their feet on or near the floor) in order to be
properly classified. Reclining the seat back too far may
change how an occupant is classified by the OCS.
If the front passenger seat is damaged in any way, it
should only be serviced by an authorized dealer. If the
seat is removed (or even if the seat attachment bolts are
loosened or tightened in any way), take the vehicle to an
authorized dealer.
Drivers and adult passengers should verify that the
“PAD Indicator Light” is not illuminated when an adult
is riding in the front passenger seat. If an adult occupant’s weight is transferred to another part of the vehicle
(like the door or instrument panel), the weight sensors in
the seat may not properly classify the occupant. Objects
lodged under the seat or between the seat and the center
console can prevent the occupant’s weight from being
measured properly and may result in the occupant being
improperly classified. Ensure that the front passenger
seatback does not touch anything placed on the back seat
because this can also affect occupant classification. Also,
if you fold down the rear seat, check to be sure it doesn’t
touch the front passenger seat.
If there is a fault present in the OCS, the “Airbag Warning
Light” (a red light located in the center of the instrument
cluster directly in front of the driver) will be turned on.
This indicates that you should take the vehicle to an
authorized dealer. The “Airbag Warning Light” is turned
on whenever there is a fault that can affect the operation
of the airbag system. If there is a fault present in the OCS,
both the “PAD Indicator Light” and the “Airbag Warning
Light” are illuminated to show that the passenger airbag
is turned off until the fault is cleared. If an object is
lodged under the seat and interferes with operation of
the weight sensors, a fault will occur which turns on both
the “PAD Indicator Light” and the “Airbag Warning
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Light.” Once the lodged object is removed, the fault will
be automatically cleared after a short period of time.
• The Driver and Passenger Airbag/Inflator Units are
located in the center of the steering wheel and the right
side of the instrument panel. When the ORC detects a
collision requiring the airbags, it signals the inflator
units. A large quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to
inflate the Advanced Front Airbags. Different airbag
inflation rates are possible based on collision severity
and type. The steering wheel hub trim cover and the
upper right side of the instrument panel separate and
fold out of the way as the bags inflate to their full size.
The bags fully inflate in about 50 to 70 milliseconds.
This is about half of the time it takes to blink your eyes.
The bags then quickly deflate while helping to restrain
the driver and front passenger.
The driver front airbag gas is vented through the vent
holes in the sides of the airbag. The passenger front
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airbag gas is vented through the vent holes in the sides
of the airbag. In this way, the airbags do not interfere
with your control of the vehicle.
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Airbags work with the knee bolsters to provide improved
protection for the driver and front passenger. Side airbags
also work with seat belts to improve occupant protection.
• The Occupant Classification Module (OCM) is located beneath the front passenger seat. The OCM
classifies the occupant into categories based on the
measurements made by the seat weight sensors. The
OCM communicates with the Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) module. The ORC uses the occupant category to determine whether the front passenger airbag
should be turned off. It also determines the rate of
airbag inflation during a collision.
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• Your vehicle has four weight sensors located between
the seat and the floor pan. The weight sensors measure
applied weight and transfers that information to the
OCM.
• The Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains
(SABIC) may deploy during collisions where the
impact is confined to a particular area of the side of the
vehicle, depending on the severity and type of collision. In these events, the ORC will deploy the SABIC
only on the impact side of the vehicle. Because airbag
sensors estimate deceleration over time, vehicle speed
and damage by themselves are not good indicators of
whether or not an airbag should have deployed.
A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
side curtain airbag. The inflating side curtain airbag
pushes the outside edge of the headliner out of the
way and covers the window. The airbag inflates in
about 30 milliseconds (about one quarter of the time it
takes to blink your eyes) with enough force to injure
you if you are not belted and seated properly, or if
items are positioned in the area where the side curtain
airbag inflates. This especially applies to children. The
side curtain airbag is only about 31⁄2 inches (9 cm) thick
when it is inflated.
The system includes sensors adjacent to both front and
rear seat occupants that are calibrated to deploy the
SABIC airbags during impacts that require airbag occupant protection.
WARNING!
If your vehicle is equipped with left and right Side
Airbag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC), do not stack
luggage or other cargo up high enough to block the
location of the SABIC. The area where the side
curtain airbag is located should remain free from any
obstructions.
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The front passenger seat assembly contains critical com- • Do not use prior or future model year seat covers not
ponents that affect the front passenger airbag deploydesignated for the specific model being repaired. Alment. Correctly functioning front passenger seat compoways use the correct seat cover specified for the
nents are critical for the Occupant Classification System
vehicle.
(OCS) to properly classify the front passenger and calcu• Do not replace the seat cover with an aftermarket seat
late the proper airbag deployment. Do not make any
cover.
modifications to the front passenger seat components,
• Do not add a secondary seat cover other than those
assembly, or to the seat cover.
approved by Chrysler Group LLC/Mopar威.
The following requirements must be strictly adhered to:
• At no time should any Supplemental Restraint System
• Do not modify the front passenger seat assembly or
(SRS) component or SRS related component or fascomponents in any way.
tener be modified or replaced with any part except
those which are approved by Chrysler Group
LLC/Mopar威.
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WARNING!
If you do have a collision which deploys the airbags, any
or all of the following may occur:
Unapproved modifications or service procedures to
the front passenger seat assembly, its related components or seat cover may inadvertently change the
airbag deployment in case of a frontal crash. This
could result in death or serious injury to the front
seat passenger if the vehicle is involved in an accident. A modified vehicle may not comply with required Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and/or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards (CMVSS).
• The nylon airbag material may sometimes cause abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and front
passenger as the airbags deploy and unfold. The
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
immediately.
• As the airbags deflate you may see some smoke-like
If a Deployment Occurs
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
The airbags are designed to deflate immediately after
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for
deployment.
airbag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate
NOTE: Front and/or side airbags will not deploy in all
the 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 airbag system.
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throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
Enhanced Accident Response System
In the event of an impact causing airbag 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
Do not drive your vehicle after the airbags have deEnhanced Accident Response System perform the followployed. If you are involved in another collision, the
ing functions:
airbags will not be in place to protect you.
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
WARNING!
Deployed airbags cannot protect you in another collision. Have the airbags, and seat belt retractor assembly replaced by an authorized dealer as soon as
possible.
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
until the ignition key is turned off.
• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
the battery has power or until the ignition key is
removed.
• Unlock the doors automatically.
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Maintaining Your Airbag System
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the airbag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured if the airbag system is not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel or the
headliner along the side rails. Do not modify the
front bumper or vehicle body structure.
(Continued)
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your advanced airbag system. The airbag may inflate
accidentally or may not function properly if modifications are made. Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any advanced airbag system service. If it is necessary to modify an advanced
airbag system for persons with disabilities, contact
your authorized dealer.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the
airbag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an airbag system.
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Airbag Warning Light
You will want to have the airbag system ready to inflate
for your protection in an impact. The airbag system is
designed to be maintenance free. If any of the following
occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system
promptly:
and/or after airbag deployment or near-deployment.
EDR data is ONLY recorded if an airbag deploys, or
nearly deploys, and is otherwise unavailable.
• Remains on after the six to eight second interval.
2. Under certain circumstances, EDR data may not be
recorded (e.g., loss of battery power).
NOTE:
1. A near-deployment event occurs when the airbag
sensor detects severe vehicle deceleration usually indica• Does not come on during the six to eight seconds after tive of a crash, but not severe enough to warrant airbag
deployment.
the ignition switch is first turned ON.
• Comes on for any period of time while driving.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
In the event of an accident, your vehicle is designed to
record up to five seconds of specific vehicle data parameters (see list below) in an event data recorder prior to the
moment of airbag deployment, or near deployment (if
applicable), and up to a quarter second of either highspeed deceleration data or change in velocity during
In conjunction with other data gathered during a complete accident investigation, the electronic data may be
used by Chrysler Group LLC and others to learn more
about the possible causes of crashes and associated
injuries in order to assess and improve vehicle performance. In addition to crash investigations initiated by
Chrysler Group LLC, such investigations may be requested by customers, insurance carriers, government
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officials, and professional crash researchers, such as those nature, such as would identify a particular driver, veassociated with universities, and with hospital and insur- hicle, or crash, will be treated confidentially. Confidential
data will not be disclosed by Chrysler Group LLC to any
ance organizations.
third party except when:
In the event that an investigation is undertaken by
Chrysler Group LLC (regardless of initiative), the com- 1. Used for research purposes, such as to match data
pany or its designated representative will first obtain with a particular crash record in an aggregate database,
permission of the appropriate custodial entity for the provided confidentiality of personal data is thereafter
vehicle (usually the vehicle owner or lessee) before preserved.
accessing the electronic data stored, unless ordered to
2. Used in defense of litigation involving a Chrysler
download data by a court with legal jurisdiction (i.e.,
Group LLC product.
pursuant to a warrant). A copy of the data will be
provided to the custodial entity upon request. General 3. Requested by police under a legal warrant.
data that does not identify particular vehicles or crashes
4. Otherwise required by law.
may be released for incorporation in aggregate crash
databases, such as those maintained by the U.S. govern- Data parameters that are recorded:
ment and various states. Data of a potentially sensitive
• Diagnostic trouble code(s) and warning light status for
electronically-controlled safety systems, including the
airbag system
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• Vehicle speed
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
seat Owner’s Manual to ensure you have the right seat
for your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your
child.
• Engine RPM
• Brake switch status
• Pedal position
• And other parameters
configuration
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depending
on
vehicle
Child Restraint
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the
time including babies and children. Every state in the
United States and all Canadian provinces require that
small children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the
law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
Children 12 years and younger should ride properly
buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seats rather than in the front.
WARNING!
In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby,
can become a projectile inside the vehicle. The force
required to hold even an infant on your lap can
become so great that you could not hold the child, no
matter how strong you are. The child and others
could be badly injured. Any child riding in your
vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the child’s
size.
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• Rearward-facing child seats must NEVER be used in
the front seat of a vehicle with the front passenger
• Safety experts recommend that children ride
airbag unless the airbag is turned off. An airbag
rearward-facing in the vehicle until they are at least
deployment could cause severe injury or death to
one year old and weigh at least 20 lbs (9 kg). Two types
infants in this position.
of child restraints can be used: rearward-facing infant
carriers and “convertible” child seats.
Infants and Child Restraints
• The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children who weigh up
to about 20 lbs (9 kg). “Convertible” child seats often
have a higher weight limit in the rearward-facing
direction than infant carriers do, so they can be used
rearward-facing by children who weigh more than
20 lbs (9 kg) but are less than one year old. Both types
of child restraints are held in the vehicle by the
lap/shoulder belt or the LATCH child restraint anchorage system (Refer to LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage System.)
WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• A rearward-facing infant restraint should only be
used in a rear seat. A rearward-facing infant restraint in the front seat may be struck by a deploying passenger airbag which may cause severe or
fatal injury to the infant.
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Here are some tips for getting the most out of your child
restraint:
• Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it
has a label certifying that it meets all applicable safety
standards. The manufacturer also recommends that
you try a child restraint in the vehicle seats where you
will use it before you buy it.
• The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s
weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for
weight and height limits.
• Carefully follow the instructions that come with the
restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may
not work when you need it.
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designed to keep the lap portion tight around the child
restraint so that it is not necessary to use a locking clip.
If the seat belt has a cinching latch plate, pulling up on
the shoulder portion of the lap/shoulder belt will
tighten the belt (the cinching latch plate will keep the
belt tight). However, any seat belt system may loosen
with time, so check the belt occasionally and pull it
tight if necessary. For the second row seat belts with
the automatic locking retractors, pull the belt from the
retractor until there is enough to allow it to pass
through the child restraint and slide the latch plate
into the buckle. Then, pull the belt until it is fully
extracted from the retractor. Allow the belt to return to
the retractor, pulling on the excess webbing to tighten
the lap portion around the child restraint. For additional information, refer to ⬙Automatic Locking
Mode⬙.
• Except for the second row center seating position, all
passenger seat belts are equipped with “automatic
locking retractors.” The second row center position
• In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the
has a cinching latch plate. Both types of seat belts are
lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the
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buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path
opening on the restraint. Disconnect the latch plate
from the buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt
several times to shorten it. Insert the latch plate into
the buckle with the release button facing out.
• If the belt still cannot be tightened, or if pulling and
pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, disconnect
the latch plate from the buckle, turn the buckle
around, and insert the latch plate into the buckle
again. If you still cannot make the child restraint
secure, try a different seating position.
NOTE:
For additional information, refer to
www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK.
Canadian residents, should refer to Transport
Canada’s website for additional information.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/safedrivers/childsafety/index.htm
Older Children and Child Restraints
Children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) and who are
older than one year can ride forward-facing in the
vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and convertible child
seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children
who weigh 20 to 40 lbs (9 to 18 kg), and who are older
than one year. These child seats are also held in the
• Buckle the child into the restraint exactly as the
vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the LATCH child
manufacturer’s instructions tell you.
restraint anchorage system (refer to LATCH — Child Seat
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in the Anchorage System.)
vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from the vehicle.
The belt-positioning booster seat is for children weighing
Do not leave it loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or
more than 40 lbs (18 kg), but who are still too small to fit
collision, it could strike the occupants or seatbacks and
the vehicle’s seat belts properly. If the child cannot sit
cause serious personal injury.
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with knees bent over the vehicle’s seat cushion while the • If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the
child’s back is against the seatback, they should use a
child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never allow a
belt-positioning booster seat. The child and beltchild to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind
positioning booster seat are held in the vehicle by the
their back.
lap/shoulder belt.
LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage System (Lower
Children Too Large for Booster Seats
Anchors and Tether for CHildren)
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt Your vehicle’s rear seat is equipped with the child
comfortably and whose legs are long enough to bend restraint anchorage system called LATCH. The LATCH
over the front of the seat when their back is against the system provides for the installation of the child restraint
seatback, should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat. without using the vehicle’s seat belts, instead securing
the child restraint using lower anchorages and upper
• Make sure that the child is upright in the seat.
tether straps from the child restraint to the vehicle
• The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug structure.
as possible.
LATCH-compatible child restraint systems are now avail• Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or able. However, because the lower anchorages are to be
slouching can move the belt out of position.
introduced over a period of years, child restraint systems
having attachments for those anchorages will continue to
also have features for installation using the vehicle’s seat
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If you are installing LATCH-compatible child restraints
in adjacent rear seating positions, you can use the
LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt for the outboard
position, but you must use the vehicle’s seat belt at the
center position. If your child restraints are not LATCHcompatible, you can only install the child restraints using
the vehicle’s seat belts. Please refer to “Installing the
LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for typical
All three rear seating positions have lower anchorages
installation instructions.
that are capable of accommodating LATCH-compatible
child seats having fixed lower attachments or flexible Installing the LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
webbing-mounted lower attachments. Child seats with System
fixed lower attachments must be installed in the out- We urge you to carefully follow the directions of the
board seating positions only. The center seating position manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all
will accommodate LATCH-compatible lower anchorages child restraint systems will be installed as described here.
with flexible webbing mounted attachments only. Re- Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that
gardless of the specific type of lower attachment, NEVER were provided with the child restraint system.
install LATCH-compatible child seats so that two seats
share a common lower anchorage.
belts. Child restraints having tether straps and hooks for
connection to the top tether anchorages, have been
available for some time. For some older child restraints,
many child restraint manufacturers offer add-on tether
strap kits or retro-fit kits. You are urged to take advantage
of all the available attachments provided with your child
restraint in any vehicle.
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The rear seat lower anchorages are round bars located at In addition, there are tether strap anchorages behind each
the rear of the seat cushion where it meets the seatback, rear seating position located on the back of the seat.
and are just visible when you lean into the rear seat to
install the child restraint. You will easily feel them if you
run your finger along the intersection of the seatback and
seat cushion surfaces.
Tether Strap Mounting
Latch Anchorages
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Many, but not all restraint systems will be equipped with
separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or
connector for attachment to the lower anchorage and a
means of adjusting the tension in the strap. Forwardfacing toddler restraints and some rear-facing infant
restraints will also be equipped with a tether strap, a
hook for attachment to the tether strap anchorage and a
means of adjusting the tension of the strap.
You will first loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and
on the tether strap so that you can more easily attach the
hooks or connectors to the vehicle anchorages. Next,
attach the lower hooks or connectors over the top of the
anchorage bars, pushing aside the seat cover material.
Then, locate the tether anchorage directly behind the seat
where you are placing the child restraint and attach the
tether strap to the anchorage, being careful to route the
tether strap to provide the most direct path between the
anchor and the child restraint. For the outboard seating
positions, route the tether underneath the head rest and
attach the hook to the tether anchor located on the back
of the seat. Finally, tighten all three straps as you push the
child restraint rearward and downward into the seat,
removing slack in the straps according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or
child restraint. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly
when installing an infant or child restraint.
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Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat
Belt
The passenger seat belts are equipped with either cinching latch plates or automatic locking retractors, which are
designed to keep the lap portion tight around the child
restraint so that it is not necessary to use a locking clip. If
the seat belt has a cinching latch plate, pulling up on the
shoulder portion of the lap/shoulder belt will tighten the
belt. However, any seat belt system may loosen with
time, so check the belt occasionally and pull it tight if
necessary.
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In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the
lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the
buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path opening
on the restraint. Disconnect the latch plate from the
buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt several times
to shorten it. Insert the latch plate into the buckle with the
release button facing out.
If the belt still can’t be tightened, or if pulling and
pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, you may need
to do something more. Disconnect the latch plate from
the buckle, turn the buckle around, and insert the latch
Pull the belt from the retractor until there is enough to plate into the buckle again. If you still can’t make the
allow it to pass through the child restraint and slide the child restraint secure, try a different seating position.
latch plate into the buckle. Then, pull the belt until it is
completely extracted from the retractor. Allow the belt to
return to the retractor, pulling on the excess webbing to
tighten the lap portion around the child restraint. Refer to
“Automatic Locking Mode”.
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To attach a child restraint tether strap:
Route the tether strap over the seatback and attach the
hook to the tether anchor located on the back of the seat.
For the outboard seating positions, route the tether under
the head rests, and attach the hook to the tether anchor
located on the back of the seat.
WARNING!
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchor positions directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
Transporting Pets
Airbags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
a collision. Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in
pet harnesses or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
Tether Strap Mounting
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A new engine may consume some oil during its first few
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the engine and thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
considered a normal part of the break-in and not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or SAFETY TIPS
55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
Transporting Passengers
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
limits of local traffic laws, contributes to a good break-in. AREA.
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detrimental and should be avoided.
WARNING!
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For
the recommended viscosity and quality grades refer to
“Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”. NON-DETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERAL
OILS MUST NEVER BE USED.
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
Exhaust Gas
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO)
follow these safety tips:
Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in confined
areas any longer than needed to move your vehicle in or
out of the area.
If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the engine
running, adjust your heating or cooling controls to force
outside air into the vehicle. Set the blower at high speed.
If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate open,
make sure that all windows are closed and the climate
control BLOWER switch is set at high speed. DO NOT
use the recirculation mode.
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
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Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt
or retractor condition, replace the belt.
Airbag Warning Light
The light should come on and remain on for six to eight
seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned ON. If the light is not lit during starting, see your
authorized dealer. If the light stays on, flickers, or comes
on while driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
Defroster
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You should be able to
Seat Belts
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, feel the air directed against the windshield. See your
frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced authorized dealer for service if your defroster is
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system. inoperable.
Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
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Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
the Vehicle
Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
Tires
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread. Inspect the tread and sidewall for
cuts and cracks. Check the wheel nuts for tightness.
Check the tires (including spare) for proper pressure.
Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid, or
brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause should be
located and corrected immediately.
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of exterior lights
while you work the controls. Check turn signal and high
beam indicator lights on the instrument panel.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
▫ Uconnect™ phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . . 90
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . 110
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect™ phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
▫ Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . . 92
▫ Sun Visor “Slide-On-Rod” Feature . . . . . . . . . 92
䡵 Uconnect™ phone — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 92
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
䡵 Voice Command — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 121
▫ Voice Command System Operation . . . . . . . . 121
▫ Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
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▫ Voice Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
▫ Headlights And Parking Lights . . . . . . . . . . 139
䡵 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
▫ Instrument Panel Dimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
▫ Front Manual Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . 127
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
▫ Front Seat Adjustment — Recline . . . . . . . . . 128
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
▫ Six-Way Driver’s Power Seat With Manual
Recliner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
▫ Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat . . . . . . . . . . . 130
▫ Adjusting Active Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . 130
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
▫ 60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat With Fold-Flat
Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
䡵 To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
䡵 Lights
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
▫ Front Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 141
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . 142
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
䡵 Windshield Wipers And Washers . . . . . . . . . . 143
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
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▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
▫ Parksense威 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
▫ Service Parksense威 Rear Park Assist . . . . . . . 157
䡵 Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
䡵 Garage Door Opener — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 157
䡵 Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped . . . . . 148
▫ Programming HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
▫ Gate Operator/Canadian Programming . . . . 161
▫ To Set a Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
▫ Using HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
▫ Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威
Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
䡵 Parksense威 Rear Park Assist — If Equipped . . . 151
▫ System Usage Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
▫ Enabling And Disabling Parksense威 . . . . . . . 154
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
䡵 Power Sunroof — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
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▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . 165 䡵 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
▫ Front Storage Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . 165
▫ Console Storage Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . 171
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 䡵 Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
▫ Pinch Protect Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
▫ Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
▫ Cargo Tie-Down Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
▫ Sunshade Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
▫ Cargo Load Floor — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 173
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 䡵 Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
▫ Rear Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
䡵 Electrical Power Outlet
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 䡵 Roof Trim Applique — Non Functional . . . . . . 176
䡵 Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
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MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror
A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal and
vertical adjustment of the mirror. The mirror should be
adjusted to center on the view through the rear window.
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Headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small
control under the mirror to the night position (toward the
rear of the vehicle). The mirror should be adjusted while
set in the day position (toward the windshield).
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Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
This mirror will automatically adjust for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you. You can turn the feature on or
off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror. A light
next to the button will illuminate indicate when the
dimming feature is activated.
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.
Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s)
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight
overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
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WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side mirror could cause you to collide with
another vehicle or other object. Use your inside
mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle
seen in the passenger side mirror.
Power Mirrors
The power mirror switch is located on the driver’s door
trim panel.
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Power Mirror Switch
Press the switch to the L (left) or R (right) to select a
mirror. Using one of the four arrows, move the mirror to
the desired position.
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Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
An illuminated vanity mirror is on each sun visor. To use
the mirror, rotate the sun visor down and swing the
mirror cover upward. The lights will turn on automatically. Closing the mirror cover will turn off the light.
Sun Visor “Slide-On-Rod” Feature
The sun visor “Slide-On-Rod” feature allows for additional flexibility in positioning the visor to block out the
sun.
1. Fold down the sun visor.
2. Unclip the visor from center clip.
3. Pull the sun visor toward the inside rearview mirror to
extend.
Illuminated Vanity Mirror
Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
Uconnect™ Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, invehicle communications system. Uconnect™ Phone allows you to dial a phone number with your cellular
phone using simple voice commands (e.g., ⬙Call” ѧ
“Mike” ѧ”Work⬙ or ⬙Dial” ѧ “248-555-1212⬙). Your cellular
phone’s audio is transmitted through your vehicle’s
audio system; the system will automatically mute your
radio when using the Uconnect™ Phone.
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Uconnect™ features Bluetooth威 technology - the global
standard that enables different electronic devices to connect to each other without wires or a docking station, so
Uconnect™ Phone works no matter where you stow your
cellular phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as
For Uconnect™ customer support, visit the following
long as your phone is turned on and has been paired to
websites:
the vehicle’s Uconnect™ Phone. The Uconnect™ Phone
allows up to seven cellular phones to be linked to the
• www.chrysler.com/uconnect
system. Only one linked (or paired) cellular phone can be
• www.dodge.com/uconnect
used with the system at a time. The system is available in
English, Spanish, or French languages.
• www.jeep.com/uconnect
NOTE: The Uconnect™ Phone requires a cellular phone
equipped with the Bluetooth威 ⬙Hands-Free Profile,⬙ Version 0.96 or higher. See the Uconnect™ website for
supported phones.
• or call 1–877–855–8400
Uconnect™ Phone allows you to transfer calls between
the system and your cellular phone as you enter or exit
your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s
microphone for private conversation.
The Uconnect™ Phone is driven through your
Bluetooth威 “Hands-Free Profile” cellular phone.
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following local laws and
phone use. All attention should be kept on the
roadway ahead. Failure to do so may result in an
accident causing serious injury or death.
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Uconnect™ Phone Button
Depending on the vehicle options, either the
radio or the mirror will contain the two control
(Uconnect™ Phone button) and
buttons
(Voice Command button) that will enable you to access the system.
Voice Command Button
Actual button location may vary with the radio. The individual buttons are described in the
“Operation” section.
The Uconnect™ Phone is fully integrated with the vehicle’s audio system. The volume of the Uconnect™ Phone
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right
switch), if so equipped.
The radio display will be used for visual prompts from
the Uconnect™ Phone such as ⬙CELL⬙ or caller ID on
certain radios.
Operation
Voice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect™
Phone and to navigate through the Uconnect™ Phone
menu structure. Voice commands are required after most
Uconnect™ Phone prompts. You will be prompted for a
specific command and then guided through the available
options.
The Uconnect™ Phone can be used with any Hands-Free
Profile certified Bluetooth威 cellular phone. See the
Uconnect™ website for supported phones. If your cellular phone supports a different profile (e.g., Headset
Profile) you may not be able to use any Uconnect™
Phone features. Refer to your cellular service provider or • Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for
the beep, which follows the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt or another
the phone manufacturer for details.
prompt.
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• For certain operations, compound commands can be
used. For example, instead of saying ⬙Setup⬙ and then
⬙Phone Pairing,⬙ the following compound command
can be said: ⬙Setup Phone Pairing.⬙
• For each feature explanation in this section, only the
combined form of the voice command is given. You
can also break the commands into parts and say each
part of the command when you are asked for it. For
example, you can use the combined form voice command ⬙Phonebook New Entry,⬙ or you can break the
combined form command into two voice commands:
⬙Phonebook⬙ and ⬙New Entry.⬙ Please remember, the
Uconnect™ Phone works best when you talk in a
normal conversational tone, as if speaking to someone
sitting a few feet/meters away from you.
Voice Command Tree
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
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Help Command
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to
know your options at any prompt, say ⬙Help⬙ following
the beep. The Uconnect™ Phone will play all the options
at any prompt if you ask for help.
To activate the Uconnect™ Phone from idle, simply press
button and follow the audible prompts for
the
directions. All Uconnect™ Phone sessions begin with a
button on the radio control head.
press of the
Cancel Command
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say ⬙Cancel⬙ and
you will be returned to the main menu. However, in a
few instances the system will take you back to the
previous menu.
Pair (Link) Uconnect™ Phone to a Cellular Phone
To begin using your Uconnect™ Phone, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth威 enabled cellular phone.
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To complete the pairing process, you will need to refer- • For identification purposes, you will be prompted to
ence your cellular phone Owner’s Manual. The
give the Uconnect™ Phone a name for your cellular
Uconnect™ website may also provide detailed instrucphone. Each cellular phone that is paired should be
tions for pairing.
given a unique phone name.
The following are general phone to Uconnect™ Phone • You will then be asked to give your cellular phone a
priority level between one and seven, with one being
pairing instructions:
the highest priority. You can pair up to seven cellular
• Press the
button to begin.
phones to your Uconnect™ Phone. However, at any
given time, only one cellular phone can be in use,
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
connected to your Uconnect™ Phone. The priority
⬙Setup Phone Pairing.⬙
allows the Uconnect™ Phone to know which cellular
• When prompted, after the beep, say ⬙Pair a Phone⬙ and
phone to use if multiple cellular phones are in the
follow the audible prompts.
vehicle at the same time. For example, if priority three
and priority five phones are present in the vehicle, the
• You will be asked to say a four-digit Personal IdentiUconnect™ Phone will use the priority three cellular
fication Number (PIN), which you will later need to
phone when you make a call. You can select to use a
enter into your cellular phone. You can enter any
lower priority cellular phone at any time (refer to
four-digit PIN. You will not need to remember this PIN
⬙Advanced Phone Connectivity⬙ in this section).
after the initial pairing process.
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Dial by Saying a Number
• Press the
button to begin.
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• 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,
you can say ⬙John Doe,⬙ where John Doe is a previously stored name entry in the Uconnect™ phonebook
• The system will prompt you to say the number you
or downloaded phonebook. To learn how to store a
want to call.
name in the phonebook, refer to ⬙Add Names to Your
• For example, you can say ⬙234-567-8901⬙.
Uconnect™ Phonebook,⬙ in the phonebook.
• The Uconnect™ Phone will confirm the phone number
• The Uconnect™ system will confirm the name and
and then dial. The number will appear in the display
then dial the corresponding phone number, which
of certain radios.
may appear in the display of certain radios.
Call by Saying a Name
Add Names to Your Uconnect™ Phonebook
button to begin.
• Press the
NOTE: Adding names to the Uconnect™ Phonebook is
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Dial.⬙
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say recommended when the vehicle is not in motion.
“Call.⬙
• Press the
button to begin.
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• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say The Uconnect™ Phone will allow you to enter up to 32
names in the phonebook with each name having up to
⬙Phonebook New Entry.⬙
four associated phone numbers and designations. Each
• When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of
language has a separate 32-name phonebook accessible
long names helps the Voice Command and it is recomonly in that language. In addition, if equipped and
mended. For example, say ⬙Robert Smith⬙ or ⬙Robert⬙
supported by your phone, Uconnect™ Phone automatiinstead of ⬙Bob.⬙
cally downloads your cellular phone’s phonebook.
• When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g.,
Phonebook Download – Automatic Phonebook
⬙Home,⬙ ⬙Work,⬙ ⬙Mobile,⬙ or ⬙Pager⬙). This will allow
Transfer From Cellular Phone
you to store multiple numbers for each phonebook
If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
entry, if desired.
Uconnect™ Phone automatically downloads names (text
• When prompted, recite the phone number for the names) and number entries from the cellular phone’s
phonebook entry that you are adding.
phonebook. Specific Bluetooth威 Phones with Phone Book
Access Profile may support this feature. See Uconnect™
After you are finished adding an entry into the phonewebsite for supported phones.
book, you will be given the opportunity to add more
phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the • To call a name from downloaded (or Uconnect™)
Phonebook, follow the procedure in “Call by Saying a
main menu.
Name” section.
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• Automatic download and update, if supported, begins • This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
as soon as the Bluetooth威 wireless phone connection is
deleted on the Uconnect™ Phone. These can only be
made to the Uconnect™ Phone, for example, after you
edited on the cellular phone. The changes are transstart the vehicle.
ferred and updated to Uconnect™ Phone on the next
phone connection.
• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be downloaded and updated every time a phone is connected Phonebook Download — Single Entry
If equipped and supported by your phone, Uconnect™
to the Uconnect™ Phone.
Phone allows the user to download entries from their
• Depending on the maximum number of entries downphone via Bluetooth威. To use this feature, press the
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
button and say “Phonebook Download.” The system
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if availprompts, “Ready to accept “V” card entry via
able, the previous downloaded phonebook is available
Bluetooth威…” The system is now ready to accept phonefor use.
book entries from your phone using the Bluetooth威
• Only the phonebook of the currently connected cellu- Object Exchange Profile (OBEX). Please see your phone
lar phone is accessible.
Owner’s Manual for specific instructions on how to send
• Only the cellular phone’s phonebook is downloaded. these entries from your phone.
SIM card phonebook is not part of the Mobile phonebook.
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NOTE:
Edit Uconnect™ Phonebook Entries
• The phone handset must support Bluetooth威 OBEX
NOTE:
transfers of phonebook entries to use this feature.
• Editing names in the phonebook is recommended
when the vehicle is not in motion.
• Some phones cannot send phonebook entries if they
are already connected to any system via Bluetooth威,
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
and you may see a message on the phone display that
deleted or edited.
the Bluetooth威 link is busy. In this case, the user must
button to begin.
first disconnect or drop the Bluetooth威 connection to • Press the
the Uconnect™ Phone, and then send the address
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
book entry via Bluetooth威. Please see your phone
⬙Phonebook Edit.⬙
Owner’s Manual for specific instructions on how to
drop the Bluetooth威 connection.
• You will then be asked for the name of the phonebook
entry that you wish to edit.
• If the phonebook entry is longer than 24 characters, it
will only use the first 24 characters.
• Next, choose the number designation (home, work,
cellular, or pager) that you wish to edit.
• When prompted, recite the new phone number for the
phonebook entry that you are editing.
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After you are finished editing an entry in the phonebook, • After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will
you will be given the opportunity to edit another entry in
then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish
the phonebook, call the number you just edited, or return
to delete. You can either say the name of a phonebook
to the main menu.
entry that you wish to delete or you can say ⬙List
Names⬙ to hear a list of the entries in the phonebook
⬙Phonebook Edit⬙ can be used to add another phone
from which you choose. To select one of the entries
number to a name entry that already exists in the
button while the
from the list, press the
phonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a
Uconnect™ Phone is playing the desired entry and say
cellular and a home number, but you can add ”John
⬙Delete.⬙
Doe’s” work number later using the ⬙Phonebook Edit⬙
feature.
• After you enter the name, the Uconnect™ Phone will
ask you which designation you wish to delete: home,
Delete Uconnect™ Phonebook Entry
work, cellular, pager, or all. Say the designation you
NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended
wish to delete.
when the vehicle is not in motion.
• Note that only the phonebook entry in the current
• Press the
button to begin.
language is deleted.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say • Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
⬙Phonebook Delete.⬙
deleted or edited.
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Delete/Erase “All” Uconnect™ Phonebook Entries
• Press the
button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Phonebook Erase All.⬙
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Phonebook List Names.⬙
• The Uconnect™ Phone will play the names of all the
phonebook entries, including the downloaded phonebook entries, if available.
• The Uconnect™ Phone will ask you to verify that you • To call one of the names in the list, press the
wish to delete all the entries from the phonebook.
button during the playing of the desired name, and
• After confirmation, the phonebook entries will be
say ⬙Call.⬙
deleted.
NOTE: The user can also exercise ⬙Edit⬙ or ⬙Delete⬙
• Note that only the phonebook in the current language operations at this point.
is deleted.
• The Uconnect™ Phone will then prompt you as to the
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
number designation you wish to call.
deleted or edited.
• The selected number will be dialed.
List All Names in the Uconnect™ Phonebook
Phone Call Features
button to begin.
The following features can be accessed through the
• Press the
Uconnect™ Phone if the feature(s) are available on your
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
cellular service plan. For example, if your cellular service
plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be
accessed through the Uconnect™ Phone. Check with
your cellular service provider for the features that you
have.
Answer or Reject an Incoming Call - No Call
Currently in Progress
When you receive a call on your cellular phone, the
Uconnect™ Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio system, if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the
button to accept the call. To reject the
call. Press the
button until you hear a
call, press and hold the
single beep, indicating that the incoming call was
rejected.
Answer or Reject an Incoming Call - Call
Currently in Progress
If a call is currently in progress and you have another
incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for
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call waiting that you normally hear when using your
cellular phone. Press the
button to place the current
call on hold and answer the incoming call.
NOTE: The Uconnect™ Phone compatible phones in the
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
Making a Second Call While Current Call is in
Progress
To make a second call while you are currently on a call,
press the
button and say ⬙Dial⬙ or ⬙Call⬙ followed
by the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to
call. The first call will be on hold while the second call is
in progress. To go back to the first call, refer to ⬙Toggling
Between Calls⬙ in this section. To combine two calls, refer
to ⬙Conference Call⬙ in this section.
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Place/Retrieve a Call From Hold
To put a call on hold, press the
button until you hear
a single beep. This indicates that the call is on hold. To
bring the call back from hold, press and hold the
button until you hear a single beep.
Three-Way Calling
To initiate three-way calling, press the
button
while a call is in progress, and make a second phone call,
as described under ⬙Making a Second Call While Current
Call is in Progress.⬙ After the second call has established,
button until you hear a double
press and hold the
Toggling Between Calls
beep, indicating that the two calls have been joined into
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
one conference call.
button until you hear a single beep,
press the
indicating that the active and hold status of the two calls Call Termination
have switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at a To end a call in progress, momentarily press the
button. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if
time.
there is a call on hold, it will become the new active call.
Conference Call
If the active call is terminated by the phone far end, a call
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
on hold may not become active automatically. This is cell
hold), press and hold the
button until you hear a
phone-dependent. To bring the call back from hold, press
double beep indicating that the two calls have been
button until you hear a single beep.
and hold the
joined into one conference call.
Redial
• Press the
button to begin.
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• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say • After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can
⬙Redial.⬙
continue on the Uconnect™ Phone for a certain duration, after which the call is automatically transferred
• The Uconnect™ Phone will call the last number that
from the Uconnect™ Phone to the cellular phone.
was dialed from your cellular phone.
• An active call is automatically transferred to the
NOTE: This may not be the last number dialed from the
cellular phone after the ignition key is switched to
Uconnect™ Phone.
OFF.
Call Continuation
Uconnect™ Phone Features
Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the
Uconnect™ Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been Language Selection
switched to OFF. Call continuation functionality avail- To change the language that the Uconnect™ Phone is
using:
able on the vehicle can be any one of three types:
• After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can • Press the
button to begin.
continue on the Uconnect™ Phone either until the call
ends, or until the vehicle battery condition dictates • After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the language you wish to switch to
cessation of the call on the Uconnect™ Phone and
English, Espanol, or Francais.
transfer of the call to the cellular phone.
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• Continue to follow the system prompts to complete •
the language selection.
•
After selecting one of the languages, all prompts and
voice commands will be in that language.
Press the
button to begin.
After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Emergency⬙ and the Uconnect™ Phone will instruct
the paired cellular phone to call the emergency number. This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada, and
Mexico.
NOTE: After every Uconnect™ Phone language change
operation, only the language-specific 32-name phonebook is usable. The paired phone name is not language- NOTE:
specific and usable across all languages.
• The emergency number dialed is based on the country
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and
Emergency Assistance
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may
If you are in an emergency and the cellular phone is
not be applicable with the available cellular service
reachable:
and area.
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
• If supported, this number may be programmable on
number for your area.
button and
some systems. To do this, press the
If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect™ Phone is
say ‘Setup’, followed by ‘Emergency’.
operational, you may reach the emergency number as
follows:
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• The Uconnect™ Phone does slightly lower your NOTE:
chances of successfully making a phone call as to that • The towing assistance number dialed is based on the
country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800-528for the cellular phone directly.
2069 for the U.S., 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-14WARNING!
3454 for Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside
Mexico City in Mexico). Please refer to the 24-Hour
Your phone must be turned on and paired to the
⬙Towing Assistance⬙ coverage details on the DVD in
Uconnect™ Phone to allow use of this vehicle feature
the Warranty Information Booklet and the 24-Hour
in emergency situations, when the cellular phone has
Towing Assistance references.
network coverage and stays paired to the Uconnect™
• If supported, this number may be programmable on
Phone.
some systems. To do this, press the
button and
Towing Assistance
say “Setup”, followed by “Towing Assistance”.
If you need towing assistance:
Paging
• Press the
button to begin.
To learn how to page, refer to ⬙Working with Automated
Systems.⬙ Paging works properly except for pagers of
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
certain companies, which time out a little too soon to
⬙Towing Assistance.⬙
work properly with the Uconnect™ Phone.
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your PIN followed with a pound, (3 7 4 6 #), you can
Voice Mail Calling
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to ⬙Working press the
button and say, ⬙3 7 4 6 # Send.⬙ Saying
with Automated Systems.⬙
a number, or sequence of numbers, followed by ⬙Send,⬙ is
also
to be used for navigating through an automated
Working with Automated Systems
customer
service center menu structure, and to leave a
This method is used in instances where one generally has
number
on
a pager.
to press numbers on the cellular phone keypad while
navigating through an automated telephone system.
You can use your Uconnect™ Phone to access a voice
mail system or an automated service, such as a paging
service or automated customer service line. Some services require immediate response selection. In some
instances, that may be too quick for use of the
Uconnect™ Phone.
You can also send stored Uconnect™ phonebook entries
as tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager
entries. To use this feature, dial the number you wish to
button and say, “Send.” The
call and then press the
system will prompt you to enter the name or number and
say the name of the phonebook entry you wish to send.
The Uconnect™ Phone will then send the corresponding
phone number associated with the phonebook entry, as
tones over the phone.
When calling a number with your Uconnect™ Phone that
normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence
NOTE:
on your cellular phone keypad, you can press the
• You may not hear all of the tones due to cellular phone
button and say the sequence you wish to enter, followed
network configurations. This is normal.
by the word ⬙Send.⬙ For example, if required to enter
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• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time • After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
out settings that are too short and may not allow the
⬙Setup Confirmations.⬙ The Uconnect™ Phone will
use of this feature.
play the current confirmation prompt status and you
will be given the choice to change it.
Barge In - Overriding Prompts
The “Voice Command” button can be used when you Phone and Network Status Indicators
wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice If available on the radio and/or on a premium display
command immediately. For example, if a prompt is such as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by
asking ⬙Would you like to pair a phone, clear a...,⬙ you your cellular phone, the Uconnect™ Phone will provide
button and say, ⬙Pair a Phone⬙ to notification to inform you of your phone and network
could press the
select that option without having to listen to the rest of status when you are attempting to make a phone call
using Uconnect™ Phone. The status is given for roaming,
the voice prompt.
network signal strength, phone battery strength, etc.
Turning Confirmation Prompts ON/OFF
Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system Dialing Using the Cellular Phone Keypad
from confirming your choices (e.g., the Uconnect™ You can dial a phone number with your cellular phone
Phone will not repeat a phone number before you dial it). keypad and still use the Uconnect™ Phone (while dialing
via the cellular phone keypad, the user must exercise
• Press the
button to begin.
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth威 cellular
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phone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s In order to un-mute the Uconnect™ Phone:
audio system. The Uconnect™ Phone will work the same
• Press the
button.
as if you dial the number using Voice Command.
• Following the beep, say ⬙Mute off.⬙
NOTE: Certain brands of cellular phones do not send
the dial ring to the Uconnect™ Phone to play it on the Advanced Phone Connectivity
vehicle audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this
Transfer Call to and from Cellular Phone
situation, after successfully dialing a number the user
The Uconnect™ Phone allows ongoing calls to be transmay feel that the call did not go through even though the
ferred from your cellular phone to the Uconnect™ Phone
call is in progress. Once your call is answered, you will
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
hear the audio.
from your Uconnect™ Phone paired cellular phone to the
Mute/Un-Mute (Mute OFF)
button
Uconnect™ Phone or vice versa, press the
When you mute the Uconnect™ Phone, you will still be and 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
Uconnect™ Phone and Cellular Phone
order to mute the Uconnect™ Phone:
Your cellular phone can be paired with many different
• Press the
button.
electronic devices, but can only be actively ⬙connected⬙
with one electronic device at a time.
• Following the beep, say ⬙Mute.⬙
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If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth威 Select Another Cellular Phone
connection between a Uconnect™ Phone paired cellular This feature allows you to select and start using another
phone and the Uconnect™ Phone, follow the instructions phone paired with the Uconnect™ Phone.
described in your cellular phone User’s Manual.
• Press the
button to begin.
List Paired Cellular Phone Names
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
button to begin.
• Press the
⬙Setup Select Phone⬙ and follow the prompts.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • You can also press the
button at any time while
“Setup Phone Pairing.”
the list is being played, and then choose the phone that
you wish to select.
• When prompted, say ⬙List Phones.⬙
• The Uconnect™ Phone will play the phone names of • The selected phone will be used for the next phone
call. If the selected phone is not available, the
all paired cellular phones in order from the highest to
Uconnect™ Phone will return to using the highest
the lowest priority. To “select” or “delete” a paired
priority phone present in or near (approximately
button and
phone being announced, press the
within 30 ft (9 m)) the vehicle.
say “Select” or “Delete.” Also, see the next two sections for an alternate way to “select” or “delete” a
paired phone.
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Delete Uconnect™ Phone Paired Cellular Phones
•
•
•
•
Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recogPress the
button to begin.
nizing their voice commands or numbers, the Uconnect™
After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say Phone Voice Training feature may be used. To enter this
training mode, follow one of the two following proce⬙Setup Phone Pairing.⬙
dures:
At the next prompt, say ⬙Delete⬙ and follow the
From outside the Uconnect™ Phone mode (e.g., from
prompts.
radio mode):
You can also press the
button at any time while
button for five seconds until
the list is being played, and then choose the phone you • Press and hold the
the
session
begins,
or,
wish to delete.
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™
Phone
• Press the
button and say the ⬙Setup, Voice
Training⬙ command.
Uconnect™ Phone Tutorial
To hear a brief tutorial of the system features, press the
button and say “Uconnect™ Tutorial.”
Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by the
Uconnect™ Phone. For best results, the Voice Training
session should be completed when the vehicle is parked
with the engine running, all windows closed, and the
blower fan switched off.
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This procedure may be repeated with a new user. The • Performance is maximized under:
system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
• low-to-medium blower setting,
To restore the Voice Command system to factory default
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
settings, enter the Voice Training session via the above
• low road noise,
procedure and follow the prompts.
Voice Command
• smooth road surface,
• For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to
provide at least 1⁄2 in (1 cm) gap between the overhead
console (if equipped) and the mirror.
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather condition.
• Even though the system is designed for users speaking
in North American English, French, and Spanish ac• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
cents, the system may not always work for some.
speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from
• When navigating through an automated system such
you.
as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
speaking the digit string, make sure to say ⬙Send.⬙
during a Voice Command period.
• Storing names in the phonebook when the vehicle is
not in motion is recommended.
• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
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• It is not recommended to store similar sounding Phone Far End Audio Performance
names in the Uconnect™ Phonebook.
• Audio quality is maximized under:
• Phonebook (Downloaded and Uconnect™ Phone Lo• low-to-medium blower setting,
cal) name recognition rate is optimized when the
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
entries are not similar.
• Numbers must be spoken in single digits. “800” must
be spoken “eight-zero-zero” not “eight hundred”.
• You can say ⬙O⬙ (letter ⬙O⬙) for ⬙0⬙ (zero).
• Even though international dialing for most number
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
number combinations may not be supported.
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather conditions, and
• operation from the driver’s seat.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be • Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness
compromised with the convertible top down.
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and
not the Uconnect™ Phone.
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• Echo at the phone far end can sometimes be reduced Power-Up
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either the
by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
must wait at least five seconds prior to using the system.
compromised with the convertible top down.
Bluetooth威 Communication Link
Cellular phones have been found to lose connection to
the Uconnect™ Phone. When this happens, the connection can generally be reestablished by switching the
phone off/on. Your cellular phone is recommended to
remain in Bluetooth威 ON mode.
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Primary
zero
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
star (*)
plus (+)
pound (#)
add location
all
Voice Commands
Alternate(s)
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Voice Commands
Alternate(s)
Primary
call
cancel
confirmation prompts
continue
delete
dial
download
edit
emergency
English
erase all
Espanol
Francais
help
home
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Primary
language
list names
list phones
mobile
mute
mute off
new entry
no
pager
pair a phone
phone pairing
phonebook
previous
record again
redial
Voice Commands
Alternate(s)
pairing
phone book
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate(s)
return to main menu
return or main menu
select phone
select
send
set up
phone settings or phone
set up
towing assistance
transfer call
Uconnect™ Tutorial
try again
voice training
work
yes
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General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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NOTE: Take care to speak into the Voice Interface
System as calmly and normally as possible. The ability of
the Voice Interface System to recognize user voice commands may be negatively affected by rapid speaking or a
raised voice level.
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following local laws and
phone use. All attention should be kept on the
roadway ahead. Failure to do so may result in an
accident causing serious injury or death.
button, you
When you press the Voice Command
will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to give a
Voice Command System Operation
This Voice Command system allows you to command.
control your AM, FM radio, satellite radio, disc
player, and a memo recorder.
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NOTE: If you do not say a command within a few For example, if you are in the disc menu and you are
seconds, the system will present you with a list of listening to FM radio, you can speak commands from the
disc menu or from the FM radio menu.
options.
If you ever wish to interrupt the system while it lists When using this system, you should speak clearly and at
button, listen a normal speaking volume.
options, press the Voice Command
for the beep, and say your command.
The system will best recognize your speech if the winbutton while the dows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan is
Pressing the Voice Command
system is speaking is known as “barging in.” The system set to low.
will be interrupted, and after the beep, you can add or At any point, if the system does not recognize one of your
change commands. This will become helpful once you commands, you will be prompted to repeat it.
start to learn the options.
To hear the first available Menu, press the Voice
NOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel”, Command
button and say “Help” or “Main
“Help” or “Main Menu”.
Menu”.
These commands are universal and can be used from any
menu. All other commands can be used depending upon
the active application.
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In this mode, you can say the following commands:
Commands
The Voice Command system understands two types of
• “Radio” (to switch to the radio mode)
commands. Universal commands are available at all
times. Local commands are available if the supported • “Disc” (to switch to the disc mode)
radio mode is active.
• “Memo” (to switch to the memo recorder)
Changing the Volume
• “System Setup” (to switch to system setup)
1. Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
Radio AM (or Radio Long Wave or Radio Medium
button.
Wave — If Equipped)
To switch to the AM band, say “AM” or “Radio AM”. In
2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
this mode, you may say the following commands:
3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the
volume to a comfortable level while the Voice Command • “Frequency” (to change the frequency)
system is speaking. Please note the volume setting for • “Next Station” (to select the next station)
Voice Command is different than the audio system.
• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
Main Menu
• “Radio Menu” (to switch to the radio menu)
Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
button. You may say “Main Menu” to switch to the main • “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
menu.
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Radio FM
To switch to the FM band, say “FM” or “Radio FM”. In
this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Frequency” (to change the frequency)
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
• “Radio Menu” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
• “Previous Channel” (to select the previous channel)
• “List Channel” (to hear a list of available channels)
• “Select Name” (to say the name of a channel)
• “Radio Menu” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
Disc
To switch to the disc mode, say “Disc”. In this mode, you
may say the following commands:
Satellite Radio
• “Track” (#) (to change the track)
To switch to satellite radio mode, say “Sat” or “Satellite
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
Radio”. In this mode, you may say the following com• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
mands:
• “Channel Number” (to change the channel by its • “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
spoken number)
• “Next Channel” (to select the next channel)
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Memo
To switch to the voice recorder mode, say “Memo”. In
this mode, you may say the following commands:
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− “Previous” (to play the previous memo)
− “Delete” (to delete a memo)
• “Delete All” (to delete all memos)
• “New Memo” (to record a new memo) — During the
System Setup
recording, you may press the Voice Command
button to stop recording. You proceed by saying one of To switch to system setup, say “Setup”. In this mode, you
may say the following commands:
the following commands:
− “Save” (to save the memo)
• “Language German”
− “Continue” (to continue recording)
• “Language Dutch”
− “Delete” (to delete the recording)
• “Language Italian”
• “Play Memos” (to play previously recorded memos) • “Language English”
— During the playback you may press the Voice
• “Language French”
button to stop playing memos. You
Command
• “Language Spanish”
proceed by saying one of the following commands:
− “Repeat” (to repeat a memo)
• “Tutorial”
− “Next” (to play the next memo)
• “Voice Training”
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NOTE: Keep in mind that you have to press the Voice SEATS
button first and wait for the beep Seats are a primary part of the Occupant Restraint System
Command
of the vehicle. They need to be used properly for safe
before speaking the “Barge In” commands.
operation of the vehicle.
Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recogWARNING!
nizing their voice commands or numbers the Uconnect™
• DO NOT allow people to ride in any area of your
Voice “Voice Training” feature may be used.
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
button, say “System
1. Press the Voice Command
belts. In a collision, people riding in these areas
Setup” and once you are in that menu then say “Voice
are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
Training.” This will train your own voice to the system
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
and will improve recognition.
using a seat belt properly.
2. Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by
Uconnect™ Voice. For best results, the “Voice Training”
session should be completed when the vehicle is parked,
engine running, all windows closed, and the blower fan
switched off. This procedure may be repeated with a new
user. The system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
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Using body pressure, move forward and rearward on the
Front Manual Seat Adjustment
Move the seat forward or rearward using the adjustment seat to be sure the seat adjusters have latched.
bar. Lift up on the bar located on the front of the seat near
WARNING!
the floor. Position the seat and release the bar, making
sure the latch engages fully.
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust
any seat only while the vehicle is parked.
Manual Seat Adjustment
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Front Seat Adjustment — Recline
To adjust the seatback, lift the lever located on the
outboard side of the seat, lean back, and release the lever
at the desired position. To return the seatback, lift the
lever, lean forward and release the lever.
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the seat
belt is no longer resting against your chest. In a
collision you could slide under the seat belt and be
seriously or even fatally injured. Use the recliner
only when the vehicle is parked.
Six-Way Driver’s Power Seat with Manual
Recliner
The power seat switch is located on the outboard side of
the seat near the floor. Use this switch to move the seat up
or down, forward or rearward or to tilt the seat.
Seatback Release Lever
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WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust
any seat only while the vehicle is parked.
CAUTION!
Power Seat Switches
This seat also has a manual recline lever located just to
the rear of the power seat switch. Pull up on the lever to
recline the seatback.
DO NOT place any article under a power seat or
impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to
the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited if
movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s
path.
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Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat
The front passenger seatback can be folded flat to allow
for extended cargo space. Pull up on the lever to fold
down the seatback.
Adjusting Active Head Restraints
Active Head Restraints can reduce the risk of injury in
the event of a rear impact. The Active Head Restraint
should be adjusted so the top of the head restraint is
located above the top of your ear.
Fold Flat Passenger Seat
Adjusted Head Restraint
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To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint (on some models, you may need to press the
push button). To lower the head restraint, press the push
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint.
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For comfort the Active Head Restraints can be tilted
forward and backward. To tilt the head restraint closer to
the back of your head, pull outward on the bottom of the
head restraint. Push rearward on the bottom of the head
restraint to move the head restraint away from your
head.
Push Button
Active Head Restraint (Normal Position)
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• In the event of deployment of an Active Head Restraint, refer to “Occupant Restraints/Resetting Active
Head Restraints (AHR)” in “Things to Know Before
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
Active Head Restraint (Tilted)
NOTE:
• The head restraints should only be removed by qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either of
the head restraints require removal, see your authorized dealer.
• Driving a vehicle with the head restraints removed
or improperly adjusted could cause serious injury
or death in the event of a collision. The head
restraints should always be checked prior to operating the vehicle and never adjusted while the
vehicle is in motion. Always adjust the head
restraints when the vehicle is in PARK.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not place items over the top of the Active Head
Restraint, such as coats, seat covers or portable
DVD players. These items may interfere with the
operation of the Active Head Restraint in the event
of an accident and could result in serious injury or
death.
• Active Head Restraints may be deployed if they
are struck by an object such as a hand, foot or loose
cargo. To avoid accidental deployment of the Active Head Restraint ensure that all cargo is secured, as loose cargo could contact the Active Head
Restraint during sudden stops. Failure to follow
this warning could cause personal injury if the
Active Head Restraint is deployed.
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Heated Seats — If Equipped
This feature heats the front driver and passenger seats.
The controls for each seat are located on a switch bank
near the bottom center of the instrument panel.
After turning the ignition ON, you can choose from High,
Low or Off heat settings. Amber indicator lights in each
switch indicate the level of heat in use. Two indicator
lights will illuminate for High, one for Low and none for
Off.
Press the switch once to select High-level heating. Press the switch a second time to select
Low-level heating. Press the switch a third time
to shut the heating elements Off.
When High-level is selected, the heaters provide a
boosted heat level during the first four minutes of
operation after heating is activated. The heat output then
drops to the normal High-level setting. If High-level is
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selected, the system will automatically switch to Lowlevel after approximately 30 minutes of continuous operation. At that time, the number of illuminated LEDs
changes from two to one, indicating the change. Operation on Low-level also turns Off automatically after
approximately 30 minutes.
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
within two to five minutes.
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not place anything on the seat that insulates
against heat, such as a blanket or cushion. This
may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting in a
seat that has been overheated could cause serious
burns due to the increased surface temperature of
the seat.
WARNING!
CAUTION!
• 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.
Repeated overheating of the seat could damage the
heating element and/or degrade the material of the
seat.
60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat with Fold-Flat
Feature
To provide additional storage area, each rear seat can be
folded flat to allow for extended cargo space and still
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The rear seatback also reclines for additional passenger • Be sure that the front seats are fully upright and
comfort. Pull the release strap while sitting in the rear
positioned forward. This will allow the rear seat to
seat to recline the seatback.
fold down easily.
WARNING!
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
Rear Seat Release Strap
To Lower Rear Seat
NOTE:
• Prior to folding the rear seat, it may be necessary to 1. Locate the release strap on the lower outboard side of
reposition the front seat to its mid-track position.
each rear seatback.
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2. Pull the release strap (toward the front of the vehicle). To Raise Rear Seat
If locked in the folded position, pull the release strap
(toward the front of the vehicle).
Raise the seatback and lock it into place. If interference
from the cargo area prevents the seatback from fully
locking, you will have difficulty returning the seat to its
proper position.
WARNING!
Rear Seat Release Strap
3. Fold the rear seat completely forward.
4. Push down on the seatback to lock it in the folded
position.
Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback is not securely locked into
position, the seat will not provide the proper stability
for child seats and/or passengers. An improperly
latched seat could cause serious injury.
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2. Push the safety latch lever to the right. It is located
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
To open the hood, there are two latches that must be between the grille and hood opening left of the center.
released.
1. Pull the hood release lever located under the left side
of the instrument panel.
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Safety Latch
Hood Release Lever
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
To prevent possible damage:
• Do not slam the hood to close it.
• Lower the hood to approximately 6 in (15.2 cm)
above the closed position and drop the hood to
latch it.
• Never drive your vehicle unless the hood is fully
closed, with both latches engaged.
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.
NOTE: Ensure hood prop rod is fully seated into clip
before closing hood to prevent damage to grille.
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LIGHTS
Headlights and Parking Lights
Turn the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent
Multifunction Lever
for parking lights and instrument panel lights. Turn to
The multifunction lever controls the operation of the
the second detent for headlight operation.
parking lights, headlights, headlight beam selection,
passing light, fog lights, instrument panel light dimming
and turn signals. The multifunction lever is located on
the left side of the steering column.
Headlight Switch
Multifunction Lever
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To change the brightness of the instrument panel lights, Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the last
rotate the center portion of the multifunction lever up or detent to turn on the interior lighting.
down.
NOTE: If the driver’s door is left open, and the headlights or parking lights are left on, a chime will sound.
Instrument Panel Dimmer
Rotate the center portion of the lever to the extreme
bottom position to fully dim the instrument panel lights
and prevent the interior lights from illuminating when a
door is opened.
Rotate the center portion of the lever up to increase the
brightness of the instrument panel lights when the parking lights or headlights are on.
Dimmer Control
Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the next Lights-On Reminder
detent position to brighten the odometer and radio when If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
the parking lights or headlights are on.
is turned OFF, a chime will sound when the driver’s door
is opened.
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High/Low Beam Switch
Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch
the headlights to high beams. Pull the lever toward you
to switch the headlights back to low beams.
Flash-to-Pass
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward the steering wheel. This will turn on the high beam headlights
until the lever is released.
Front Fog Lights — If Equipped
The front fog light switch is in the multifunction
Fog Light Operation
lever. To activate the front fog lights, turn on the
parking or low beam headlights and pull out the NOTE: The fog lights will only operate with the parking
lights or the headlights on low beam. Selecting high
end of the lever.
beam headlights will turn off the fog lights.
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NOTE:
Turn Signals
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows • If either light remains on and does not flash, or there is
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show
a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside light
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is
moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is
defective.
• A tone will chime if the turn signals are left on for
more than 1 mile (2 km).
Lane Change Assist
Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond
the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash
three times then automatically turn off.
Turn Signal Operation
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
The high beam headlights will turn on as Daytime
Running Lights (DRL) and operate at lower intensity
whenever the ignition is ON, the engine is running, the
headlight switch is off, the parking brake is released and
the shift lever is in any position except PARK.
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NOTE: The Daytime Running Lights will turn off WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
automatically when a turn signal is in operation and turn The windshield wiper/washer control lever is located on
the right side of the steering column. The front wipers are
on again when the turn signal is not operating.
operated by rotating a switch, located at the end of the
Interior Lights
lever. For information on using the rear window wiper/
The overhead light comes on when a door is opened. It
washer, refer to “Rear Window Features” in “Undermay also be turned on by rotating the control for the
standing the Features of Your Vehicle”.
dimmer switch on the multifunction lever fully upward.
The overhead light will automatically turn off in approximately 10 minutes if a door is left open or the dimmer
control is left in the dome light position and the key is not
in the ignition. Turn the ignition switch ON to restore the
overhead light operation.
Daytime Brightness Feature
Certain instrument panel components (odometer, radio
display) can be illuminated at full brightness during the
daytime. This can be helpful when driving with your
headlights on during the daytime, such as in a parade or
a funeral procession. To activate this feature, rotate the
left stalk one detent lower than the dome light.
Wiper/Washer Lever
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NOTE: The wipers will automatically return to the
Windshield Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the LO position for “park” position if you turn OFF the ignition switch while
low-speed wiper operation.
they are operating. The wipers will resume operation
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the HI position for when you turn the ignition switch back to the ON
position.
high-speed wiper operation.
CAUTION!
Front Wiper Control
• Turn the windshield wipers off when driving
through an automatic car wash. Damage to the
windshield wipers may result if the wiper control
is left in any position other than off.
• In cold weather, always turn off the wiper switch
and allow the wipers to return to the “Park”
position before turning off the engine. If the wiper
switch is left on and the wipers freeze to the
windshield, damage to the wiper motor may occur
when the vehicle is restarted.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents
the windshield wiper blades from returning to the
off position. If the windshield wiper control is
turned off and the blades cannot return to the off
position, damage to the wiper motor may occur.
Intermittent Wiper System
Use the intermittent wiper system when weather conditions make a single wiping cycle with a variable pause
between cycles desirable. Rotate the end of the windFront Wiper Control
shield wiper/washer control lever to the first detent, and
then turn the end of the lever to select the desired delay There are five delay settings, which allow you to regulate
the wipe interval from a minimum of two cycles every
interval.
second to a maximum of approximately 36 seconds
between cycles or from a minimum of one cycle every
second to a maximum of approximately 18 seconds
between cycles at vehicle speeds greater than 10 mph
(16 km/h).
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NOTE: The wiper delay times depend on vehicle speed.
If the vehicle is moving less than 10 mph (16 km/h),
delay times will be doubled.
Windshield Washers
To use the washer, pull the windshield wiper/washer
control lever toward you and hold it for as long as
washer spray is desired.
WARNING!
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to an accident. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
windshield with defroster before and during windshield washer use.
If you activate the washer while the wiper control is in
the delay range, the wipers will operate in low-speed for Mist Feature
two or three wipe cycles after releasing the lever and then Push downward on the windshield wiper/washer conresume the intermittent interval previously selected.
trol lever to activate a single wipe cycle to clear the
windshield of road mist or spray from a passing vehicle.
If you activate the washer while the wiper control is in
The wipers will continue to operate until you release the
the off position, the wipers will operate for two or three
lever.
wipe cycles and then turn off.
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Push the lever down to unlock the steering column. With
one hand firmly on the steering wheel, move the steering
column up or down, as desired. Pull the lever up to lock
the column firmly in place.
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Mist Control
TILT STEERING COLUMN
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. The tilt lever is located on the
steering column, below the turn signal lever.
Tilt Steering Control Handle
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WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Be sure the
steering column is locked before driving your vehicle. Failure to follow this warning may result in
serious injury or death.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
Electronic Speed Control Lever
the accelerator operation at speeds greater than 25 mph
NOTE:
In
order
to ensure proper operation, the Elec(40 km/h).
tronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut
The Electronic Speed Control lever is located on the right down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated
side of the steering wheel.
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simultaneously. 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 Set a Desired Speed
When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, press
down on the lever and release. Release the accelerator
and the vehicle will operate at the selected speed.
To Activate
Push the ON/OFF button. The CRUISE indicator in the
instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system off,
push the ON/OFF button a second time. The CRUISE
indicator will turn off. The system should be turned off
when not in use.
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady
speed and on level ground before pressing the SET lever.
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 Deactivate
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pulling the Electronic
Speed Control lever toward you, “CANCEL”, or normal
brake or clutch pressure while slowing the vehicle will
deactivate speed control without erasing the set speed
memory. Pressing the ON/OFF button or turning off the
ignition switch erases the set speed memory.
To Resume Speed
To resume a previously set speed, push the RESUME
ACCEL lever up and release. Resume can be used at any
speed above 25 mph (40 km/h).
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To Vary the Speed Setting
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can increase speed by pushing up and holding the RESUME
ACCEL lever. If the lever is continually held in the
RESUME ACCEL position, the set speed will continue to
increase until the lever is released, then the new set speed
will be established.
Tapping the SET DECEL lever once will result in a 1 mph
(2 km/h) speed decrease. Each time the lever is tapped,
speed decreases.
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
Tapping RESUME ACCEL once will result in a 1 mph
(2 km/h) speed increase. Each time the lever is tapped, NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
speed increases so that tapping the lever three times will speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on
moderate hills is normal.
increase speed by 3 mph (6 km/h), etc.
To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is On steep hills a greater speed loss or gain may occur so
set, push down and hold the SET DECEL lever. If the it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed
lever is continually held in the SET DECEL position, the Control.
set speed will continue to decrease until the lever is
released. Release the lever when the desired speed is
reached, and the new set speed will be established.
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WARNING!
Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the
system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you
could lose control. An accident could be the result.
Do not use Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic
or on roads that are winding, icy, snow-covered, or
slippery.
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System Usage Precautions
NOTE:
• Ensure that the rear bumper is free of snow, ice, mud,
dirt and debris to keep ParkSense威 operating properly.
• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
affect the performance of ParkSense威.
• When you turn ParkSense威 off, the instrument cluster
will display “PARK ASSIST DISABLED.” Furthermore, once you turn ParkSense威 off, it remains off
until you turn it on again, even if you cycle the ignition
key.
PARKSENSE姞 REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
EQUIPPED
ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist is a driver aid that senses for
obstacles behind the vehicle and provides both visible • When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
position and ParkSense威 is turned off, a single chime
and audible warnings to indicate the range of the object.
will sound once per ignition cycle and the instrument
cluster will display “PARK ASSIST DISABLED.”
• ParkSense威, when on, will MUTE the radio when it is
sounding a tone.
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• If a ParkSense威 system malfunction occurs, a single
chime will sound once per ignition cycle. In addition,
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will
display “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” and the
LED in the ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist switch will
illuminate. If this occurs after making sure the rear
bumper is free of snow, ice, mud, dirt and debris, see
your authorized dealer for service.
CAUTION!
• 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.
(Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• The vehicle must be driven slowly when using
ParkSense威 to be able to stop in time when the
obstacle is detected. It is recommended that the
driver looks over his/her shoulder when using
ParkSense威.
• 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.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even
when using the ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist System. Always check carefully behind your vehicle,
look behind you, and be sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, and
blind spots before backing up. You are responsible
for safety and must continue to pay attention to
your surroundings. Failure to do so can result in
serious injury or death.
• Before using the ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist
System, it is strongly recommended that the ball
mount and hitch ball assembly is disconnected
from the vehicle when the vehicle is not used for
towing. Failure to do so can result in injury or
damage to vehicles or obstacles because the hitch
ball will be much closer to the obstacle than the
rear fascia when the warning display turns the red
LEDs ON. 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.
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Enabling and Disabling ParkSense姞
ParkSense姞 Operation
There are times when you may want to disable Park- ParkSense威 uses four sensors located in the rear bumper
Sense威, such as when towing a trailer.
fascia to scan for obstacles up to 79 in (200 cm) away from
the rear bumper fascia. The warning display located
Vehicles Equipped With the Electronic Vehicle
above the rear window provides both visible and audible
Information Center (EVIC)
warnings to indicate the range of the object.
You can turn ParkSense威 on or off through the EVIC.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
Vehicles Equipped with ParkSense威 Rear Park
Assist Switch
You can turn ParkSense威 on or off by pressing
the ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist switch located
on the lower switch bank below the climate
controls.
ParkSense威 LED Display
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
The warning display contains two sets of yellow and red
LEDs, one set to warn of obstacles behind the left rear of
the vehicle and the other set to warn of obstacles behind
the right rear of the vehicle. The driver can view the LEDs
either through the rear view mirror or by looking at the
display above the rear window.
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When the ignition is turned to the ON position, and the
system is enabled, the warning display will turn on all of
its LEDs for approximately one second. Then, the system
dimly illuminates the two inner most LEDs when it is
detecting no obstacles.
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ParkSense威 is active when the ignition is in the ON vehicle speed is less than 11 mph (18 km/h). The
position, and the system is enabled, and the driver shifts following chart shows the warning display operation
the transmission into the REVERSE position, and the when the system is detecting an obstacle:
WARNING DISPLAY DISTANCES
DISPLAY LED
Inner LED
1st LED
2nd LED
3rd LED
4th LED
5th LED
6th LED
7th LED
OBSTACLE DISTANCE FROM:
REAR CORNERS
REAR CENTER
79 in (200 cm)
51 in (130 cm)
45 in (115 cm)
31.5 in (80 cm)
39 in (100 cm)
25.5 in (65 cm)
33.5 in (85 cm)
20 in (50 cm)
28 in (70 cm)
16 in (40 cm)
20 in (50 cm)
6 in (15 cm)
12 in (30 cm)
LED COLOR
AUDIBLE SIGNAL
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Red
Red
Sounds for 1⁄2 second
None
None
None
None
None
Intermittent
Continuous
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Service ParkSense姞 Rear Park Assist
When the ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist System is defective, the instrument cluster will actuate a single chime,
once per ignition cycle, and it will display 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
“SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message for as long
as the vehicle is in REVERSE. Under this condition
ParkSense威 will not operate.
If “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” appears in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) after making sure the rear fascia/bumper is clean and clear of
snow, ice, mud, dirt, or other obstruction, see your
authorized dealer.
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ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist uses four sensors located in
the rear bumper fascia to scan for obstacles up to 79 in
(200 cm) away from the rear bumper fascia. The warning
display located above the rear window provides both
visible and audible warnings to indicate the range of the
object.
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLink威 replaces up to three remote controls (handheld transmitters) that operate devices such as garage
door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security
systems. The HomeLink威 unit operates off your vehicle’s
battery.
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The HomeLink威 buttons that are located in the headliner
or sun visor designate the three different HomeLink威
channels.
HomeLink威 Buttons
NOTE: HomeLink威 is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
WARNING!
• Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are training the Universal Transceiver.
Do not train the transceiver if people, pets or other
objects are in the path of the door or gate. Only use
this transceiver with a garage door opener that has
a “stop and reverse” feature as required by Federal
safety standards. This includes most garage door
opener models manufactured after 1982. Do not
use a garage door opener without these safety
features. Call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the
Internet at www.HomeLink.com for safety information or assistance.
• Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run your vehicle in the garage
while training the transceiver. Exhaust gas can
cause serious injury or death.
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Programming HomeLink姞
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Place the handheld transmitter 1–3 in (3-8 cm) away from
the HomeLink威 button you wish to program while
keeping the indicator light in view.
Before You Begin
If you have not trained any of the HomeLink威 buttons,
erase all channels before you begin training.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the chosen
HomeLink威 button and the handheld transmitter button
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for
until the HomeLink威 indicator changes from a slow to a
20 seconds until the red indicator flashes.
rapidly blinking light, then release both the HomeLink威
It is recommended that a new battery be placed in the and handheld transmitter buttons.
handheld transmitter of the device that is being copied to
Watch for the HomeLink威 indicator to change flash rates.
HomeLink威 for more efficient training and accurate
When it changes, it is programmed. It may take up to
transmission of the radio-frequency signal.
30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage door may
Your vehicle should be parked outside of the garage open and close while you train.
when programming.
NOTE:
• Some gate operators and garage door openers may
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
require you to replace Step 3 with procedures noted in
2. Hold the battery side of the handheld transmitter
the “Gate Operator/Canadian Programming” section.
away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program.
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• After training a HomeLink威 channel, if the garage
door does not operate with HomeLink威 and the garage door opener was manufactured after 1995, the
garage door opener may have a rolling code. If so,
proceed to the heading “Programming A Rolling Code
System.”
This can usually be found where the hanging antenna
wire is attached to the garage door opener motor (it is
NOT the button normally used to open and close the
door).
4. Press and hold the just-trained HomeLink威 button
and observe the indicator light.
If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is
complete and the garage door (or device) should activate
when the HomeLink威 button is pressed.
If the indicator light blinks rapidly for two seconds, and
then turns to a constant light, continue with programming for a Rolling Code.
5. PROGRAMMING A ROLLING CODE SYSTEM
At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), locate
the “Learn” or “Training” button.
1 — Garage Door Opener
2 — Training Button
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6. Firmly press and release the LEARN or TRAINING Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
button. The name and color of the button may vary by Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signals to “time-out” (or quit) after several seconds of
manufacturer.
transmission – which may not be long enough for
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
HomeLink威 to pick up the signal during programming.
step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
Similar to this Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are
7. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed designed to “time-out” in the same manner.
HomeLink威 button twice (holding the button for two
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
seconds each time). If the device is plugged in and
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
activates, programming is complete.
door or gate motor.
If the device does not activate, press the button a third
If you are having difficulties programming a garage door
time (for two seconds) to complete the training.
opener or a gate operator, replace “Programming
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please HomeLink威” Step 3 with the following:
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink威 button,
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
while you press and release (“cycle”), your handheld transTo program the remaining two HomeLink威 buttons, mitter every two seconds until HomeLink威 has successrepeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT fully accepted the frequency signal. The indicator light will
flash slowly and then rapidly when fully trained.
erase the channels.
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If you unplugged the device for training, plug it back in 2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not
at this time.
release the button.
Then proceed with Step 4 under “Programming
3. Without releasing the button, proceed with ProgramHomeLink威” earlier in this section.
ming HomeLink威 Step 2 and follow all remaining steps.
Using HomeLink姞
To operate, press and release the programmed Security
HomeLink威 button. Activation will now occur for the It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
trained device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operator, in your vehicle.
Security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting,
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for
etc.,). The handheld transmitter of the device may also be
20 seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that all
used at any time.
channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink姞 Button
erased.
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
The HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver is disabled when
follow these steps:
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
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Troubleshooting Tips
General Information
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink威, here This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
are some of the most common solutions:
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
• Replace the battery in the original transmitter.
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
• Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired
• Did you unplug the device for training, and remember
operation.
to plug it back in?
NOTE: The transmitter has been tested and it complies
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
with FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliwww.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
ance could void the user’s authority to operate the
device.
The term IC before the certification/registration number
only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
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POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof switch is located between the sun
visors on the overhead console.
Power Sunroof Switch
WARNING!
• Never leave unattended children in a vehicle with
the key in the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped
by the power sunroof while operating the power
sunroof switch. Such entrapment may result in
serious injury or death.
• In an accident, there is a greater risk of being
thrown from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You
could also be seriously injured or killed. Always
fasten your seat belt properly and make sure all
passengers are properly secured too.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof. Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or
any object to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Opening Sunroof — Express
Press the switch rearward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will open automatically from any
position. The sunroof will open fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Open”. During Express
Open operation, any movement of the sunroof switch
will stop the sunroof.
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position. The sunroof will close fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Close”. During Express
Close operation, any movement of the switch will stop
the sunroof.
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
To close the sunroof, press and hold the switch in the
forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the
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.
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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Pinch Protect Override
If a known obstruction (ice, debris, etc.) prevents closing
and moves the sunroof in the opposite direction, press
the switch forward and hold. This allows the sunroof to
move towards the closed position.
NOTE: Pinch protection is disabled while the switch is
pressed.
Venting Sunroof — Express
Press and release the ⬙Vent⬙ button within one-half second and the sunroof will open to the vent position. This
is called “Express Vent”, and it will occur regardless of
sunroof position. During Express Vent operation, any
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is
open.
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, then open the front and rear
windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the
buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting or open any
window.
Sunshade Operation
Sunroof Maintenance
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
the glass panel.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Ignition Off Operation
For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power sunroof switch
will remain active for 45 seconds after the ignition switch
is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front
door will cancel this feature.
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ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLET
Your vehicle is equipped with a fused 12 Volt (13 Amp)
power outlet. This power outlet is located on the instrument panel, below the climate controls. It has power
available when the ignition switch is in the ON or ACC
position. Insert the cigar lighter or accessory plug into the
outlet for use to ensure proper operation. To preserve the
For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power sunroof
heating element, do not hold the lighter in the heating
switch will remain active for up to approximately ten
position.
minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position. Opening either front door will cancel this
feature. The time is programmable. Refer to “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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NOTE:
• To ensure proper operation a MOPAR威 knob and
element must be used.
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts (13
Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watt (13 Amp) power
rating is exceeded the fuse protecting the system will
need to be replaced.
Front Power Outlet
WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Only devices designed for use in this type of
outlet should be inserted into any 12 Volt outlet.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use and while driving
the vehicle.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an
electric shock and failure.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life
and/or prevent the engine from starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the
battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
alternator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug.
(Continued)
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
The rear passengers have cupholders at the rear of the
CUPHOLDERS
There are two cupholders for the front seat passengers, center console.
located in the center console.
Rear Cupholders
Front Cupholders
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
STORAGE
Front Storage Compartment
The front storage compartment (located on the left side of
the instrument panel) can hold cell phones, PDAs, and
other small items.
Console Storage Compartment
To open, press the latch and lift the cover.
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Center Console
Front Storage Compartment
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
The center console has a removable storage tray which CARGO AREA FEATURES
can hold cell phones, PDAs, and other small items.
Cargo Light
The cargo area light is activated by opening the liftgate,
opening any door, or by rotating the dimmer control on
the multifunction lever to the extreme top position.
Cargo Tie-Down Hooks
The tie-downs located on the cargo area floor should be
used to safely secure loads when the vehicle is moving.
WARNING!
Removable Storage Tray
Cargo tie-down hooks are not safe anchors for a child
seat tether strap. In a sudden stop or collision a hook
could pull loose and allow the child seat to come
loose. A child could be badly injured. Use only the
anchors provided for child seat tethers.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
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WARNING! (Continued)
The weight and position of cargo and passengers can
change the vehicle center of gravity and vehicle
handling. To avoid loss of control resulting in personal injury, follow these guidelines for loading your
vehicle:
• Do not carry loads which exceed the load limits
described on the label attached to the left door or
left door center pillar.
• Always place cargo evenly on the cargo floor. Put
heavier objects as low and as far forward as
possible.
• Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear
axle. Too much weight or improperly placed
weight over or behind the rear axle can cause the
vehicle to sway.
(Continued)
• Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the top of
the seatback. This could impair visibility or become a dangerous projectile in a sudden stop or
collision.
• To help protect against personal injury, passengers
should not be seated in the rear cargo area. The
rear cargo space is intended for load carrying
purposes only, not for passengers, who should sit
in seats and use seat belts.
Cargo Load Floor — If Equipped
The panel in the load floor is reversible for added utility.
One side features a plastic lined tray which can hold a
variety of items. The maximum load capacity of the load
floor is 400 lbs (181 kg).
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The cargo load floor is held by spring loaded latches. In 3. Flip the cover over, and lock panel back into position.
order to use the cargo load floor, use the following
procedure:
1. Push both side mounted release handles (toward the
center of the vehicle) at the same time to release cover.
Load Floor
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Floor Panel
2. Lift the cover.
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
The rear wiper/washer is controlled by a rotary switch
located on the control lever. The control lever is located
on the right side of the steering column.
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Rotate the switch upward to the “washer” position
to activate that rear washer. The washer pump will
continue to operate as long as the lever or ring is
engaged. Upon release, the wipers will cycle two times
before returning to the set position.
If the rear wiper is operating when the ignition is turned
OFF, the wiper will automatically return to the “park”
position. When the vehicle is restarted, the wiper will
resume function at whichever position the switch is set.
Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located on the
Rear Wiper/Washer Control
climate control (Mode) knob. Press this button to
Rotate the switch upward to the “On” position to turn on the rear window defroster and the heated outside
activate the rear wiper.
mirrors. An indicator in the button will illuminate when
the rear window defroster is on. The rear window
NOTE: The rear wiper operates in an intermittent mode
defroster automatically turns off after approximately
only.
10 minutes. For an additional five minutes of operation,
press the button a second time.
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NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear ROOF TRIM APPLIQUE — NON FUNCTIONAL
The Roof Trim Applique as provided on the vehicle is
window defroster only when the engine is operating.
non functional. Metal side rails and crossbars can be
CAUTION!
purchased from MOPAR威 accessories to provide a functional roof rack system.
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
The load carried on the roof, when equipped with a
the heating elements:
luggage rack, must not exceed 150 lbs (68 kg), and it
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on should be uniformly distributed over the cargo area.
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth Check the straps frequently to be sure that the load
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to remains securely attached.
the heating elements. Labels can be peeled off NOTE: Metal rails/crossbars are offered by MOPAR威
after soaking with warm water.
accessories. See your authorized dealer.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the External racks do not increase the total load carrying
capacity of the vehicle. Be sure that the total occupant
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window. and luggage load inside the vehicle, plus the load on the
luggage rack, do not exceed the maximum vehicle load
capacity.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
• To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do
not exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity.
Always distribute heavy loads as evenly as possible and secure the load appropriately.
• Long loads, which extend over the windshield,
such as wood panels or surfboards, should be
secured to both the front and rear of the vehicle.
• Place a blanket or other protection between the
surface of the roof and the load.
• 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 loads.
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.
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CONTENTS
䡵 Instrument Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
䡵 Instrument Cluster
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
䡵 Instrument Cluster Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . 184
䡵 Compass And Trip Computer — If Equipped . . 199
▫ Control Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
▫ Trip Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
▫ Compass/Temperature Display . . . . . . . . . . 201
䡵 Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
▫ Oil Change Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
▫ Trip Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
▫ Compass Display / ECO (Fuel Saver Mode)
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
▫ Personal Settings
(Customer-Programmable Features) . . . . . . . 211
䡵 Media Center 230 (REQ) — AM/FM Stereo
Radio And 6–Disc CD/DVD Changer
(MP3/WMA AUX Jack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
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▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode . . . . . . 214
▫ Operation Instructions - (Disc Mode For CD
And MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-Video) . . . 222
▫ Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files . . . . . . . 224
▫ List Button (Disc Mode For MP3/WMA Play) 227
▫ Info Button (Disc Mode For MP3/WMA
Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
䡵 Media Center 730N/430 (RER/REN/RBZ) —
AM/FM Stereo Radio And CD/DVD/HDD/
Nav — If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
▫ Operating Instructions — Voice Command
System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
▫ Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ phone
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
▫ Clock Setting Procedure — RBZ Radio . . . . . 230
▫ Clock Setting Procedure — RER/REN
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
䡵 Media Center 130 (RES) — AM/FM Stereo
Radio With CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack). . . . . . . 234
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 234
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
▫ Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode . . . . 242
䡵 Media Center 130 (RES/RSC) — AM/FM
Stereo Radio With CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack)
And Sirius Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 243
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
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▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
▫ List Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 253
▫ Info Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 253
䡵 Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) —
If Equipped (REN/REQ/RER/RES Radios
Only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
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▫ Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ phone
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
䡵 Remote Sound System Controls —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
▫ System Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
䡵 CD/DVD Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
▫ Electronic Serial Number/Sirius
Identification Number (ESN/SID) . . . . . . . . . 255
䡵 Radio Operation And Cellular Phones . . . . . . . 261
▫ Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite)
Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
▫ Satellite Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
▫ Reception Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
▫ Operating Instructions - Uconnect™
Multimedia (Satellite) Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
䡵 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
▫ Manual Heating And Air Conditioning . . . . . 261
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
1 — Air Outlet
2 — Instrument Cluster
6 — Glove Compartment
7 — Climate Control
3 — Storage Tray
4 — Center Air Outlet
5 — Radio
8 — Heated Seat Switch *
9 — Rear Park Assist Switch *
10 — Passenger Airbag Disable Light
11 — Hazard Warning Flasher
12 — Electronic Stability Program /
Traction Control Switch *
13 — Cigar Lighter / Power Outlet
14 — Storage Bin
* If Equipped
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
1. Fuel Gauge
The fuel gauge shows level of fuel in tank when ignition
switch is in the ON position.
2. Fuel Door Reminder
This symbol indicates the side of the vehicle
where the fuel cap is located.
3. Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If temperature gauge reads “H”
pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with
the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops
back into the normal range. If the pointer remains on
the “H” and you hear continuous chimes, turn the
engine off immediately, and call an authorized dealership for service.
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WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call an authorized dealership for service if your vehicle overheats. If you
decide to look under the hood yourself, see “Maintaining Your Vehicle”. Follow the warnings under the
Cooling System Pressure Cap paragraph.
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check or when driving, if the driver’s seat belt remains
unbuckled, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will illuminate
and the chime will sound. Refer to “Occupant Restraints”
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
further information.
6. Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light warns of an overheated engine condition. As temperatures rise and the gauge approaches H , this indicator will illuminate and a
single chime will sound after reaching a set threshold.
4. Low Fuel Light
Further overheating will cause the temperature gauge to
When the fuel level reaches approximately 2.0 gal
pass H , the indicator will continuously flash and a
(7.8 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
continuous chime will occur until the engine is allowed
fuel is added.
to cool.
5. Seat Belt Reminder Light
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and
When the ignition switch is first turned ON, this
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
light will turn on for five to eight seconds as a bulb
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vecheck. During the bulb check, if the driver’s seat
hicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
belt is unbuckled, a chime will sound. After the bulb
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normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for 10. Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Warning Light /
service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To Brake Assist System (BAS) Warning Light – If
Equipped
Do In Emergencies” for further information.
The malfunction light for the Electronic Stabil7. Speedometer
ity Program (ESP) is combined with Brake
Shows the vehicles speed.
Assist System (BAS). The yellow “ESP/BAS
Warning Light” comes on when the ignition
8. High Beam Indicator
This indicator shows that the high beam head- switch is turned to the “ON” position. They should go
lights are on. Push the multifunction lever forward out with the engine running. If the “ESP/BAS Warning
to switch the headlights to high beam, and pull toward Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
malfunction has been detected in either the ESP or the
yourself (normal position) to return to low beam.
BAS system. If this light remains on after several ignition
9. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several miles
This light will flash at a fast rate for approxi(kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see
mately 15 seconds, when the vehicle security
an authorized dealer as soon as possible.
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly
NOTE: The ESP Control System will make buzzing or
until the vehicle is disarmed.
clicking sounds when it is actively operating.
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WARNING!
If a warning light remains on the system may not be
working and you will not have the benefit of ESP or
BAS. Under certain driving conditions, where ESP or
BAS would be beneficial, you - if you have not
adjusted your driving speeds and stopping in or to
account for the lack of the feature, may be in accident.
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If the vehicle electronics sense that the vehicle has
traveled about 1 mile (1.6 km) with the turn signals on, a
continuous chime will sound to alert you to turn the
signals off. If either indicator flashes at a rapid rate, check
for a defective outside light bulb.
13. Transmission Temperature Warning Light — If
Equipped
This light indicates that there is excessive transmission fluid temperature that might occur
with severe usage such as trailer towing. If this
11. TOW/HAUL Indicator — If Equipped
light comes on, stop the vehicle and run the
The TOW/HAUL button is located on the gear
engine at idle or faster, with the transmission in NEUshift bezel. This light will illuminate when the
TRAL until the light goes off.
TOW/HAUL button has been selected.
12. Turn Signal Indicators
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn signal
when the turn signal lever is operated.
CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
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WARNING!
In some circumstances a Transmission Temperature
Warning Light, under continued operation, could
cause the fluid to boil over, come in contact with hot
engine or exhaust components and cause a fire.
14. Brake Warning Light
This light monitors various brake functions,
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the brake light turns on, it may
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the
Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Program (ESP) system. In this case, the light will remain on until the
condition has been corrected. If the problem is related to
the brake booster, the ABS pump will run when applying
the brake and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during
each stop.
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.
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If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is neces- the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is detected.
sary.
If the light does not illuminate, have the light inspected
by an authorized dealer.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
an accident. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON position.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
15. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
This light informs you of a problem with the
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If a
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
problem is detected, the light will come on
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
while the engine is running. Cycle the ignition
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
key when the vehicle has completely stopped and the
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
shift lever is placed in the PARK position. The light
Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
should turn off. If the light remains lit with the engine
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
running, your vehicle will usually be drivable; however,
ON position. The light should illuminate for approxisee an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If
mately two seconds. The light should then turn off unless
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the light is flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is required and you may experience reduced
performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and
your vehicle may require towing. The light will come on
when the ignition is first turned ON and remain on
briefly as a bulb check. If the light does not come on
during starting, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
16. Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator Light
/ Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator Light
The yellow Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
/ Traction Control System (TCS) indicator light
in the speedometer area illuminates with the
key in the ignition switch turned to the ON/
RUN position. It should go out with the engine running.
The ⬙ESP/TCS Indicator Light⬙ starts to flash as soon as
the tires lose traction and the ESP system becomes active.
The ⬙ESP/TCS Indicator Light⬙ also flashes when TCS is
active. If the ⬙ESP/TCS Indicator Light⬙ begins to flash
during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply
as little throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed
and driving to the prevailing road conditions. The “ESP/
TCS Indicator Light” becomes illuminated when the ESP
Off button has been pressed or ESP is only partially
available, caused by lack of engine management or brake
thermal model.
17. Charging System Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. The light should come on when the
ignition switch is first turned ON 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.
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If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting the conventional brake system will continue to operate
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
18. SERV (Service) 4WD Indicator — If Equipped
The “SERV 4WD Indicator Light” will come on
when the ignition key is turned to the ON
position and will stay on for two seconds. If the
light stays on or comes on during driving, it
means that the 4WD system is not functioning properly
and that service is required.
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
Ignition switch is turned to the ON position, have the
light inspected by an authorized dealer.
20. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the fog lights
are On.
19. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
21. Oil Pressure Warning Light
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
switch is turned to the ON position and may
light should turn on momentarily when the engine
stay on for as long as four seconds.
is started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system chime will sound for four minutes when this light turns
is not functioning and that service is required. However, on.
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Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected. 24. Shift Lever Indicator
This light does not indicate how much oil is in the engine. The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the
instrument cluster. It displays the gear position of the
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
automatic transmission.
22. Airbag Warning Light
This light turns on and remains on for seven 25. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
seconds as a bulb check when the ignition
should be checked monthly, when cold and
switch is first turned ON. If the light is not on
during starting, stays on, or turns on while
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
driving, have the system inspected by an authorized
dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should
further information.
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those
23. Tachometer
tires.)
This gauge measures engine revolutions-per-minute
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
(RPM x 1000).
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.
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Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving
on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
low tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
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combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the
system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then remain continuously
illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation of replacement or
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
to continue to function properly.
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CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can, or
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
26. Odometer / Trip Odometer Display Area
The odometer shows the total distance the vehicle has
been driven. The trip odometer shows individual trip
mileage. Refer to “Trip Odometer Button” for additional
information.
NOTE: U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the correct mileage that the vehicle has been
driven. If your odometer needs to be repaired or serviced,
the repair technician should leave the odometer reading
the same as it was before the repair or service. If s/he
cannot do so, then the odometer must be set at zero, and
a sticker must be placed in the door jamb stating what the
mileage was before the repair or service. It is a good idea
for you to make a record of the odometer reading before
the repair/service, so that you can be sure that it is
properly reset, or that the door jamb sticker is accurate if
the odometer must be reset at zero.
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Vehicle Odometer Messages
ECO / ECO-ON (Fuel Saver Indicator) — If Equipped
When the appropriate conditions exist, the following The ECO-ON indicator will illuminate when you are
messages will display in the odometer:
driving in a fuel efficient manner and can be used to
modify driving habits in order to increase fuel economy.
ECO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Saver Indicator Off The ECO display will toggle between ECO and ECO-ON
ECO-ON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Saver Indicator On depending on driving habits and vehicle usage. Press the
door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Door Ajar Odometer / Trip Odometer / ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator)
gATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liftgate Ajar button to change the display from odometer to either of
gASCAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Cap Fault the two trip odometer settings or the “ECO” display.
noFUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuse Fault gASCAP Message
CHAngE OIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oil Change Required If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
LoWASH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Washer Fluid filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged,
On vehicles equipped with a Premium Instrument Cluster, this display shows the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) messages when the appropriate conditions
exist. Refer to Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) for further information.
“gASCAP” will be displayed in the odometer display
area. Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the
odometer reset button to turn the gASCAP message off. If
the problem continues, the message will appear the next
time the vehicle is started.
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A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap reset, this message will continue to display each time you
may also turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL). turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position. To turn
off the message temporarily, press and release the TRIP
noFUSE
ODOMETER button on the instrument cluster. To reset
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the
the oil change indicator system (after performing the
Ignition Off Draw (IOD) fuse is improperly installed, or
scheduled maintenance), refer to the following procedamaged, a “noFUSE” message will display in the odomdure:
eter display area. For further information on fuses and
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Do not
fuse locations refer to “Fuses” in “Maintaining Your
start the engine.
Vehicle”.
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three
CHAngE OIL Message
times within 10 seconds.
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “CHAngE OIL” message will flash
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
in the instrument cluster odometer for approximately
12 seconds after a single chime has sounded to indicate NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
the next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
change indicator system is duty cycle based, which reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
means the engine oil change interval may fluctuate
dependent upon your personal driving style. Unless
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27. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
an onboard diagnostic system, called OBD, that
monitors engine and automatic transmission control systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in
the ON position, before engine start. If the bulb does not
come on when turning the key from OFF to ON, have the
condition checked promptly.
Certain conditions such as a loose or missing gas cap,
poor fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the MIL after
engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light
stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In
most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will
not require towing.
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CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
damage to the engine control system. It also could
affect fuel economy and drivability. If the MIL is
flashing, severe catalytic converter damage and
power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is
required.
WARNING!
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced
above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal
operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you
drive slowly or park over flammable substances such
as dry plants or wood or cardboard, etc. This could
result in death or serious injury to the driver, occupants or others.
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Resetting the Trip Odometer
28. Cruise Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator lights when the electronic speed control Display the trip mileage that you want to reset, “Trip A”
or “Trip B.” Then push and hold the button (approxisystem is turned on.
mately two seconds) until the display resets to 0. The
29. Odometer / Trip Odometer / ECO (Fuel Saver
odometer must be in Trip Mode to reset the trip odomIndicator) Button
eter.
Changing the Display
30. Compass/Trip Computer or Electronic Vehicle
Press this button to change the display from odometer to
Information Center (EVIC) Display — If Equipped
either of the two trip odometer settings or the “ECO”
When the appropriate conditions exist, this display
display. Trip A or Trip B will appear when in the trip
shows the Compass/Trip Computer or Electronic Vehicle
odometer mode. On vehicles equipped with a Base
Information Center (EVIC) messages.
Cluster, press and release it once again to display the
outside temperature. On vehicles equipped with a Mid For further information refer to “Compass/Trip ComLine Cluster, press and release it once again to display the puter” or “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
outside temperature and compass heading in the screen (EVIC)”.
below the speedometer. Refer to “Compass/Trip Computer” for details.
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31. 4WD Indicator — If Equipped
This light indicates the vehicle is in four-wheel
drive and 4LOCK. 4WD allows all four wheels
to receive torque from the engine
simultaneously.
COMPASS AND TRIP COMPUTER — IF
EQUIPPED
The Compass/Trip Computer features a driverinteractive display (displays information on outside temperature, compass direction, and trip information). It is
located on the lower left part of the cluster below the fuel
and engine temperature gauge, and the tachometer.
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Compass/Trip Computer Display
The compass/trip computer, when the appropriate conditions exist, will show the following messages in the
odometer display:
• Door Ajar (door)
• Lift Gate Ajar (gATE)
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• Loose Fuel Cap (gASCAP)
These messages can be manually turned off by pressing
the right button (on the instrument cluster).
Control Buttons
Press and release the odometer/trip odometer reset button (right side of the instrument cluster) to access the
compass/trip computer displays.
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.
Display Button
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Trip Conditions
Trip Odometer (ODO) / ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator)
— If Equipped
This display shows the distance traveled since the last
reset. Press and release the right button (on the instrument cluster) to switch from odometer, to Trip A or Trip
B, or to ECO. Press and hold the right button while the
odometer/trip odometer is displayed to reset.
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modify driving habits in order to increase fuel economy.
The ECO display will toggle between ECO and ECO-ON
depending on driving habits and vehicle usage.
Compass/Temperature Display
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
Trip A
the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly
Shows the total distance traveled for trip A since the last set, the compass will automatically compensate for the
reset.
differences and provide the most accurate compass heading.
Trip B
Shows the total distance traveled for trip B since the last NOTE:
• A good calibration requires a level surface and an
reset.
environment free from large metallic objects such as
ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator) — If Equipped
buildings, bridges, underground cables, railroad
The ECO-ON indicator will illuminate when you are
tracks, etc.
driving in a fuel efficient manner and can be used to
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• Magnetic materials should be kept away from the top reset button (for approximately ten seconds) until the
of the right rear quarter window. This is where the current variance zone number is displayed. To change the
zone, press and release the CMTC reset button to increase
compass sensor is located.
the variance one step. Repeat as necessary until the
desired variance is achieved.
NOTE: The factory default zone is 8. During programming, the zone value will wrap around from zone 15 to
zone 1.
Manual Compass Calibration
If the compass appears erratic inaccurate or abnormal,
you may wish to calibrate the compass. Prior to calibrating the compass, make sure the proper zone is selected.
Compass Variance Map
1. Start the engine and leave the transmission in the
PARK position.
2. Press and hold the CMTC reset button (for approxiTo Set the Variance
Start the engine and leave the transmission gear selector mately 10 seconds) until the current variance zone numlever in the PARK position. Press and hold the CMTC ber is displayed.
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3. Release the CMTC reset button, then press and hold
again for approximately 10 seconds, until the direction is
displayed, with the CAL indicator on continuously in the
display.
4. To complete the compass calibration, drive the vehicle
in one or more complete 360–degree circles, under 5 mph
(8 km/h) in an area free from power lines and large
metallic objects, until the CAL indicator turns off. The
compass will now function normally.
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ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC) — IF EQUIPPED
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the
instrument cluster.
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This system conveniently allows the driver to select a The system allows the driver to select information by
variety of useful information by pressing the switches pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
mounted on the steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the wheel:
following:
MENU Button
Press and release the MENU button and the
• System Status
mode displayed will change between Trip
• Vehicle information warning message displays
Functions, Uconnect™ gps (if equipped), System Status, and Personal Settings.
• Tire Pressure Monitor System (if equipped)
• Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
• Compass display
• Outside temperature display
• Trip computer functions
• Uconnect™ gps system screens (if equipped)
• Audio mode display
Press the FUNCTION SELECT button to accept
a selection. Also, the FUNCTION SELECT button changes the current CD track being played
(if equipped) when the EVIC is in the
Compass/Temp/Audio screen.
Press the SCROLL button to scroll through
Navigation (if equipped), System Status Messages, and Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features).
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Press
and
release
the
COMPASS/ • Left/right front door ajar (one or more, with a single
TEMPERATURE button to display one of eight
chime if speed is above 1 mph/1 km/h)
compass readings and the outside temperature.
• Left/right rear door ajar (one or more, with a single
chime if speed is above 1 mph/1 km/h)
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
• Door(s) ajar (with a single chime if vehicle is in
Displays
motion)
When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays
the following messages.
• Liftgate ajar (with a single chime)
• Turn signal on (with a continuous warning chime)
• Left front low pressure (with a single chime). Refer to
“Tire Pressure Monitoring System” in “Starting And
• Left front turn signal light out (with a single chime)
Operating”.
• Left rear turn signal light out (with a single chime)
• Left rear low pressure (with a single chime). Refer to
• Right front turn signal light out (with a single chime)
“Tire Pressure Monitoring System” in “Starting And
Operating”.
• Right rear turn signal light out (with a single chime)
• RKE Battery Low (with a single chime)
• Personal settings not available – vehicle not in PARK
• Right front low pressure (with a single chime). Refer to
“Tire Pressure Monitoring System” in “Starting And
Operating”.
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• Right rear low pressure (with a single chime). Refer to engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon
“Tire Pressure Monitoring System” in “Starting And your personal driving style. Unless reset, this message
will continue to display each time you turn the ignition
Operating”.
switch to the ON/RUN position. To turn off the message
• Check TPM System (with a single chime). Refer to
temporarily, press and release the MENU button. To reset
“Tire Pressure Monitoring System” in “Starting And
the oil change indicator system (after performing the
Operating”.
scheduled maintenance) refer to the following procedure.
• Check Gascap (refer to “Adding Fuel” in “Starting
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. (Do not
And Operating”).
start the engine).
• Oil change required (with a single chime).
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three times
within 10 seconds.
• ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator) — if equipped
Oil Change Required
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message
will flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10 seconds after a single chime has sounded to indicate the next
scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the engine, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
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Trip Functions
• Distance To Empty (DTE)
Press and release the MENU button until one of the Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with
following trip functions displays in the EVIC:
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous
• Average Fuel Economy
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
• Distance To Empty
tank level. DTE cannot be reset through the FUNCTION
SELECT button.
• Elapsed Time
• Display Units of Measure in
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of
Press the SCROLL button to cycle through all the trip
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
computer functions.
The Trip Functions mode displays the following informa- When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change
tion:
to a text display of LOW FUEL. This display will con• Average Fuel Economy
tinue until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a signifiShows the average fuel economy since the last reset. When cant amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the LOW
the fuel economy is reset, the display will read “RESET” or FUEL text and a new DTE value will display.
show dashes for two seconds. Then, the history information will be erased, and the averaging will continue from
the last fuel average reading before the reset.
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• Elapsed Time
Compass Display / ECO (Fuel Saver Mode) — If
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset Equipped
The compass readings indicate the direction
when the ignition switch is in the ACC position. Elapsed
the vehicle is facing. Press and release the
time will increment when the ignition switch is in the ON
compass button to display one of eight comor START position.
COMPASSpass readings and the outside temperature.
• Display Units of Measure in:
To make your selection, press and release the FUNC- Button
TION SELECT button until “ENGLISH” or “METRIC” NOTE: The system will display the last known outside
appears.
temperature when starting the vehicle and may need to
be driven several minutes before the updated temperaTo Reset The Display
Reset will only occur while a resettable function is being ture is displayed. Engine temperature can also affect the
displayed. Press and release the FUNCTION SELECT displayed temperature, therefore temperature readings
button once to clear the resettable function being dis- are not updated when the vehicle is not moving.
played. To reset all resettable functions, press and release
the FUNCTION SELECT button a second time within
three seconds of resetting the currently displayed function. (Reset ALL will display during this three-second
window).
ECO (Fuel Saver Mode) — If Equipped
The ECO message will display below the outside temperature in the EVIC display. This message will appear
whenever you are driving in a fuel efficient manner.
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This feature allows you to monitor when you are driving Manual Compass Calibration
in a fuel efficient manner, and it can be used to modify If the compass appears erratic and the CAL indicator
does not appear in the EVIC display, you must put the
driving habits in order to increase fuel economy.
compass into the calibration mode manually as follows:
Automatic Compass Calibration
This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the 1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
need to manually reset the compass. When the vehicle is
2. Press the MENU button until Personal Settings
new, the compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will
(Customer-Programmable Features) menu is reached.
display CAL until the compass is calibrated. You may
also calibrate the compass by completing one or more 3. Press the SCROLL button until “Calibrate Compass” is
360–degree turns (in an area free from large metal or displayed in the EVIC.
metallic objects) until the CAL indicator displayed in the
4. Press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button to
EVIC turns off. The compass will now function normally.
start the calibration. The CAL indicator will be displayed
NOTE: A good calibration requires a level surface and in the EVIC.
an environment free from large metallic objects such as
5. Complete one or more 360–degree turns (in an area
buildings, bridges, underground cables, railroad tracks,
free from large metal or metallic objects) until the CAL
etc.
indicator turns off. The compass will now function
normally.
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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.
NOTE: Magnetic materials should be kept away from
the top of the right rear quarter window. This is where
the compass sensor is located.
Compass Variance Map
1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
2. Press and hold the COMPASS button for approximately two seconds.
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3. Press the SCROLL button until the “Compass Vari- Language
ance” message and the last variance zone number dis- When in this display you may select one of five languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
plays in the EVIC.
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Press
4. Press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button
the FUNCTION SELECT button while in this display to
until the proper variance zone is selected according to the
select English, Espanol, or Francais. As you continue, the
map.
information will display in the selected language.
5. Press and release the COMPASS button to exit.
Lock Doors Automatically at 15 mph (24 km/h)
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
When ON is selected, all doors will lock automatically
Features)
when the vehicle reaches a speed of 15 mph (24 km/h).
Personal Settings allows the driver to set and recall To make your selection, press and release the FUNCfeatures when the transmission is in PARK.
TION SELECT button until ON or OFF appears.
Press and release the MENU button until Personal Set- Unlock Doors Automatically on Exit
When ON is selected, all doors will unlock when the
tings displays in the EVIC.
vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the PARK or
Use the SCROLL button to display one of the following
NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is opened. To
choices:
make your selection, press and release the FUNCTION
SELECT button until ON or OFF appears.
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Remote Key Unlock
When Driver Door 1st Press is selected, only the driver’s
door will unlock on the first press of the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When Driver
Door 1st Press is selected, you must press the RKE
transmitter UNLOCK button twice to unlock the passengers’ 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 FUNCTION SELECT button until
“Driver Door 1st Press” or “All Doors 1st Press” appears.
Flash Lights with Remote Key Lock
When ON is selected, the front and rear turn signals will
flash when the doors are locked or unlocked 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 FUNCTION SELECT button until ON or OFF appears.
Delay Turning Headlights Off
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
when exiting the vehicle. To make your selection, press
Sound Horn with Remote Key Lock
and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until “0,”
When ON is selected, a short horn sound will occur when “30,” “60,” or “90” appears.
the RKE transmitter LOCK button is pressed. This feature
may be selected with or without the Flash Lights with
Remote Key Lock feature. To make your selection, press
and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until ON or
OFF appears.
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Turn Headlights On with Remote Key Unlock
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are
unlocked with the RKE transmitter. To make your selection, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button
until “OFF,” “30 sec.,” “60 sec.,” or “90 sec.” appears.
Delay Power Off to Accessories Until Exit
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect Phone™ (if equipped), DVD
video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if equipped),
and power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes
after the ignition switch is turned off. Opening a vehicle
door will cancel this feature. To make your selection,
press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until
“Off,” “45 sec,” “5 min,” or “10 min” appears.
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Display ECO — If Equipped
The “ECO” message is located in the Compass/
Temperature display, this message can be turned on or
off. To make your selection, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
Display Units of Measure in
The EVIC, odometer, and navigation system (if
equipped) can be changed between English and Metric
units of measure. To make your selection, press and
release the FUNCTION SELECT button until ENGLISH
or METRIC appears.
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MEDIA CENTER 230 (REQ) — AM/FM STEREO
RADIO AND 6–DISC CD/DVD CHANGER
(MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
side of the radio faceplate.
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Press the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned ON, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
REQ Radio
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SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
SCAN Button
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next listenable station in AM, FM or Satellite (if
equipped) frequencies, pausing for five seconds at each
listenable station before continuing to the next. To stop
the search, press the SCAN button a second time.
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If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
Uconnect” message will display on the radio screen.
Phone Button Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
Uconnect” message will display on the radio screen.
TIME Button
Press the TIME button to alternate locations of the time
and frequency display.
Voice Command Button Uconnect™ Phone — If
Clock Setting Procedure
Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
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2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/ RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
SCROLL control knob.
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in AM, FM
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
or Satellite (if equipped) frequencies.
will begin to blink.
TUNE Control
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
knob to save the time change.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
and selecting the “SET HOME CLOCK” entry. Once in the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
this display follow the above procedure, starting at
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
step 2.
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
INFO Button
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call mid-range tones.
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
treble tones.
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or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
Music Type information.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/ format types:
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
16-Digit Character
Program Type
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Display
No program type or unPush the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
None
defined
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
Adult Hits
Adlt Hit
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
Classical
Classicl
the front and rear speakers.
Classic Rock
Cls Rock
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
College
College
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
Country
Country
MUSIC TYPE Button
Foreign Language
Language
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
Information
Inform
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
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Program Type
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
16-Digit Character
Display
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R & B
Sports
Talk
Program Type
Top 40
Weather
16-Digit Character
Display
Top 40
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
mode.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between
the following items:
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NOTE: Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll
through the entries. Push the AUDIO/SELECT button to
select an entry and make changes.
• Audio Stream – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will
switch to different audio languages (if supported on
the disc) (if equipped).
• DVD Enter - When the disc is in DVD Menu mode,
selecting DVD Enter will allow you to play the current
highlighted selection. Use the remote control to scroll
up and down the menu (if equipped).
• Angle – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will change
the viewing angle if supported by the DVD disc (if
equipped).
NOTE:
• DISC Play/Pause - You can toggle between • The available selections for each of the above entries
playing the DVD and pausing the DVD by
varies depending upon the disc.
pushing the SELECT button (if equipped).
• These selections can only be made while playing a
DVD.
• DVD Play Options - Selecting the DVD Play Options
• VES™ Power - Allows you to turn VES™ ON and
will display the following:
OFF (if equipped).
• Subtitle – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will switch
subtitles to different subtitle languages that are • VES™ Lock - Locks out rear VES™ remote controls (if
equipped).
available on the disc (if equipped).
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• VES™ CH1/CH2 - Allows the user to change the Enter the four-digit country code using the TUNE/
mode of either the IR1 or IR2 wireless headphones by SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down to select the
number and then push to select.
pressing the AUDIO/SELECT button (if equipped).
• Set Home Clock - Pressing the SELECT button allows
you to set the clock. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to adjust the hours and then press and turn the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob to adjust the minutes.
Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to save
changes.
Audio Language — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to choose a default audio
language (effective only if the language is supported by
the disc). You can select a language not listed by scrolling
down and selecting ⬙other.⬙ Enter the country code using
the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down
to select the number and then push to select.
• Player Defaults - Selecting this item will allow the
user to scroll through the following items and set Subtitle Language — If Equipped
defaults according to customer preference.
Selecting this item allows you to choose a default subtitle
language (effective only if the language is supported by
Menu Language — If Equipped
the disc). You can select a language not listed by scrolling
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose the
down and selecting ⬙other.⬙ Enter the country code using
default startup DVD menu language (effective only if
the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down
language supported by disc). If you want to select a
to select the number and then push to select.
language not listed, then scroll down and select ⬙other.⬙
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NOTE: The user will have to set these defaults before
Subtitles — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to choose between subtitle loading a disc. If changes are made to these settings after
a disc is loaded, changes will not be effective. Also, the
Off or On.
defaults are effective only if the disc supports the
Audio DRC — If Equipped
customer-preferred settings.
Selecting this item allows you to limit maximum audio
dynamic range. The default is set to ⬙High,⬙ and under AM and FM Buttons
this setting, dialogues will play at 11 db higher than if the Press the buttons to select AM or FM mode.
setting is ⬙Normal.⬙
SET Button — To Set the Pushbutton Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
Aspect Ratio — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to choose between wide commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
screen, pan scan, and letter box.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this station
AutoPlay — If Equipped
and press and release that button. If a button is not
When this is set to On and a DVD video is inserted, it will
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET butbypass the DVD menu screen and automatically play the
ton, the station will continue to play but will not be
movie. In some rare cases, the DVD player may not
stored into pushbutton memory.
auto-play the main title. In such cases, use the MENU
button on the remote control to select desired title to play.
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You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2 in
both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM, 12 FM,
and 12 Satellite (if equipped) stations to be stored into
pushbutton memory. The stations stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
twice.
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and
MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
The radio DVD player and many DVD discs are coded by
geographic region. These region codes must match in
order for the disc to play. If the region code for the DVD
disc does not match the region code for the radio DVD
player, it will not play the disc. Customers may take their
vehicle to an authorized dealer to change the region code
of the player a maximum of five times.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
CAUTION!
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
commit to pushbutton memory {12 AM, 12 FM, and 12
Satellite (if equipped) stations}.
DISC Button
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
The radio may shut down during extremely hot
conditions. When this occurs, the radio will indicate
“Disc Hot” and shut off until a safe temperature is
reached. This shutdown is necessary to protect the
optics of the DVD player and other radio internal
components.
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NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC Eject Button — Ejecting Compact Disc(s)
Press the EJECT button and the pushbutton
position to operate the radio.
with the corresponding number (1-6) where the
LOAD Button — Loading Compact Disc(s)
CD was loaded and the disc will unload and
Press the LOAD button and the pushbutton with the
move to the entrance for easy removal. Radio
corresponding number (1-6) where the CD is being
display will show ⬙EJECTING DISC⬙ when the disc is
loaded. The radio will display PLEASE WAIT and
being ejected and prompt the user to remove the disc.
prompt when to INSERT DISC. After the radio displays
⬙INSERT DISC,⬙ insert the CD into the player.
Press and hold the EJECT button for five seconds and all
CDs will be ejected from the radio.
Radio display will show ⬙LOADING DISC⬙ when the disc
is loading and “READING DISC” when the radio is The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
reading the disc.
SEEK Button (CD MODE)
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CAUTION!
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs only. of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
The use of other sized discs may damage the CD previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
player mechanism.
button will allow you to scroll through the tracks faster in
CD and MP3/MWA modes.
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SCAN Button (CD MODE)
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
Press the SCAN button to scan through each track on the The radio can play MP3/WMA files; however, acceptable
CD currently playing.
MP3/WMA file recording media and formats are limited.
When writing MP3/WMA files, pay attention to the
TIME Button (CD MODE)
following restrictions.
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display. Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3/WMA file recording media supported by the
RW/FF (CD MODE)
radio are CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3,WMA, DVD Video,
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and CDDA+MP3.
begin to fast forward until FF is released, or RW or
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Rewind) button Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
works in a similar manner.
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
AM or FM Button (CD MODE)
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
Switches the radio into the AM or FM radio mode.
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
files properly and may be unable to play the file normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
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The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
• Maximum number of directory levels: 8
• Maximum number of files: 255
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If a disc contains multi-formats, such as CD audio and
MP3/WMA tracks, the radio will only play the MP3/
WMA tracks on that disc.
Supported MP3/WMA File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3/WMA
extension as MP3/WMA files. Non-MP3/WMA files
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
named with the *.MP3/WMA extension may cause play• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a three- back problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file
character extension)
as an invalid MP3/WMA and will not play the file.
• Maximum number of folders: 100
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a three- When using the MP3/WMA encoder to compress audio
character extension)
data to an MP3/WMA file, the bit rate and sampling
frequencies in the following table are supported. In
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
addition, variable bit rates (VBR) are also supported. The
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
majority of MP3/WMA files use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3/
and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or VBR bit rates.
WMA files). Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep
disc open after writing⬙ are most likely multisession
discs. The use of multisession for CD audio or MP3/
WMA playback may result in longer disc loading times.
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MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
WMA
Specification
WMA
Sampling
Bit Rate (kbps)
Frequency (kHz)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
48, 44.1, 32
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48
160, 128, 144,
24, 22.05, 16
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48
Sampling
Bit Rate (kbps)
Frequency (kHz)
48, 64, 96, 128,
44.1 and 48
160, 192 VBR
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
Playback of MP3/WMA Files
When a medium containing MP3/WMA data is loaded,
the radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3/WMA files.
Loading times for playback of MP3/WMA files may be
affected by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for ID3 version 1 tags. ID3 version 2 is not • Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
supported by the radios.
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To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a time⬙ priority mode.
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
before writing to the disc.
more and radio will display song titles for each file.
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which
begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain MP3/WMA player, cassette player, or microphone and
utilize the vehicle’s audio system to amplify the source
playable files).
and play through the vehicle speakers.
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxilINFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
iary device if the AUX jack is connected.
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
device’s volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio
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is not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the RW/FF (Auxiliary Mode)
AUX audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume No function.
down.
SET Button (Auxiliary Mode)
SEEK Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
No function.
Operating Instructions — Voice Command System
SCAN Button (Auxiliary Mode)
(If Equipped)
No function.
For the radio, refer to “Voice Command” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
EJECT Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
For Uconnect™ “Voice Command,” refer to “Uconnect™
Phone” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Vehicle”.
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone (If
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Equipped)
Press the TIME button to change the display from
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The
elapsed playing time to time of day. The time of day will
Features Of Your Vehicle”.
display for five seconds.
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Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
(Satellite Radio) (If Equipped)
Refer to “Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio)”.
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intended for home and other limited viewing uses only,
unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
DTS™
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
⬙DTS™⬙ and ⬙DTS™ 2.0⬙ are trademarks of Digital TheSystem (VES)™ (If Equipped)
Refer to separate “Video Entertainment System (VES)™ ater Systems, Inc.
Guide.”
MEDIA CENTER 730N/430 (RER/REN/RBZ) —
Dolby威
AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND CD/DVD/HDD/NAV —
Manufactured under license from Dolby威 Laboratories. IF EQUIPPED
⬙Dolby威⬙ and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
NOTE: The sales code is located on the lower right side
Dolby威 Laboratories.
of the unit’s faceplate.
Macrovision
This product incorporates copyright protection technol- The REN, RER and RBZ radios contain a CD/DVD
ogy that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellec- player, USB port, and a 30-gigabyte hard drive (HDD).
tual property rights. Use of this copyright protection Sirius Satellite Radio is optional. The 6.5 in (16.5 cm)
technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is touch screen allows for easy menu selection.
The RER radio also contains a Global Positioning System
(GPS)-based Navigation system.
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Refer to your Uconnect™ Multimedia REN, RER or RBZ 3. To move the hour forward, touch the screen where the
word “Hour” with the arrow pointing upward is disuser’s manual for detailed operating instructions.
played. To move the hour backward, touch the screen
Operating Instructions — Voice Command
where the word “Hour” with the arrow pointing downSystem — If Equipped
ward is displayed.
For the radio, refer to “Voice Command” in “Understand4. To move the minute forward, touch the screen where
ing The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
the word “Min” with the arrow pointing upward is
Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ Phone — If
displayed. To move the minute backward, touch the
Equipped
screen where the word “Min” with the arrow pointing
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The
downward is displayed.
Features Of Your Vehicle”.
5. To save the new time setting, touch the screen where
Clock Setting Procedure — RBZ Radio
the word “Save” is displayed.
To Manually Set the Clock
Changing Daylight Savings Time
1. Turn on the radio.
When selected, this feature will display the time of day in
daylight savings time. Proceed as follows to change the
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed, the clock
current setting:
setting menu will appear on the screen.
1. Turn on the radio.
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2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The Changing the Time Zone
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
1. Turn on the radio.
3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
the box next to the words “Daylight Savings.” Touch the
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
screen where the words “Daylight Savings” are dis3. Touch the screen where the words “Set Time Zone” are
played to change the current setting.
displayed. The time zone selection menu will appear on
Show Time if Radio is Off
the screen.
When selected, this feature will display the time of day
on the touch screen when the radio is turned off. Proceed 4. Select a time zone by touching the screen where your
as follows to change the current setting:
selection appears. If you do not see a time zone that you
want to select, touch the screen where the word “Page” is
1. Turn on the radio.
displayed to view additional time zones in the menu.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
5. Touch the screen where the word “Save” is displayed.
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
Clock Setting Procedure — RER/REN Radio
3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
the box next to the words “Show Time if Radio is Off.” Uconnect威 gps — RER Only
Touch the screen where the words “Show Time if Radio is The GPS receiver used in this system is synchronized to
the time data being transmitted by the GPS satellite. The
Off” are displayed to change the current setting.
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satellite clock is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). This is the displayed. To move the minute backward, touch the
worldwide standard for time. This makes the system’s screen where the word “Min” with the arrow pointing
clock very accurate once the appropriate time zone and downward is displayed.
daylight savings information is set.
6. To save the new time setting, touch the screen where
the word “Save” is displayed.
To Manually Set the Clock — RER/REN
1. Turn on the radio.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed.
3. Touch the screen where “User Clock” is displayed, the
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
4. To move the hour forward, touch the screen where the
word “Hour” with the arrow pointing upward is displayed. To move the hour backward, touch the screen
where the word “Hour” with the arrow pointing downward is displayed.
Changing Daylight Savings Time
When selected, this feature will display the time of day in
daylight savings time. Proceed as follows to change the
current setting:
1. Turn on the radio.
2. Touch the screen where “User Clock” is displayed, the
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
the box next to the words “Daylight Savings.” Touch the
screen where the words “Daylight Savings” are dis5. To move the minute forward, touch the screen where
played to change the current setting.
the word “Min” with the arrow pointing upward is
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Show Time if Radio is Off
Changing the Time Zone
When selected, this feature will display the time of day
1. Turn on the radio.
on the touch screen when the radio is turned off. Proceed
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed.
as follows to change the current setting:
1. Turn on the radio.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed.
3. Touch the screen where “User Clock” is displayed, the
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
3. Touch the screen where “User Clock” is displayed, the
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
4. Touch the screen where the words “Set Time Zone” are
displayed. The time zone selection menu will appear on
the screen.
4. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
5. Select a time zone by touching the screen where your
the box next to the words “Show Time if Radio is Off.”
selection appears. If you do not see a time zone that you
Touch the screen where the words “Show Time if Radio is
want to select, touch the screen where the word “Page” is
Off” are displayed to change the current setting.
displayed to view additional time zones in the menu.
6. Touch the screen where the word “Save” is displayed.
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MEDIA CENTER 130 (RES) — AM/FM STEREO
RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right position to operate the radio.
side of the radio faceplate.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction, without stopping. Turning
the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume, and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
RES Radio
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping, until you release it.
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4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to save time change.
5. To exit, press any button/knob, or wait five seconds.
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
TIME Button
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
AM or FM frequencies.
and radio frequency.
TUNE Control
Clock Setting Procedure
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink. to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/ Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
SCROLL control knob.
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
will begin to blink.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
AM/FM Button
mid-range tones.
Press the buttons to select either AM or FM mode.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
Memory
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
treble tones.
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/ window. Select the button (1 to 6) you wish to lock onto
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the this station and press and release that button. If a button
is not selected within five seconds after pressing the
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
SET/RND button, the station will continue to play but
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
will not be stored into pushbutton memory.
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the front and rear speakers.
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
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237
SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory. MP3 Audio Play
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
NOTE:
pressing the pushbutton twice.
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
stations).
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
DISC Button
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
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If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
CAUTION!
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
• This CD player will accept 4-3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
CD player mechanism.
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
away and jam the player mechanism.
SEEK Button
• RES is a single CD player. Do not attempt to insert Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
a second CD if one is already loaded.
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
can cause damage to the player.
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in
CD and MP3 modes.
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Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
TIME Button
Press this button to change the display from a large CD Play.
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
RW/FF
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
Press and hold the FF (Fast Forward) button and the CD file recording media and formats are limited. When
player will begin to fast forward until FF is released, or writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restricRW or another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) tions.
button works in a similar manner.
Supported Media (Disc Types)
AM/FM Button
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
files properly and may be unable to play the file norPress the right SEEK button to move to the next ranmally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
domly selected track.
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Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
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
display the file name and folder name, and will assign Supported MP3 File Formats
a number instead. With a maximum number of files, The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extenexceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With sion as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
display.)
not play the file.
Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threean MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
character extension)
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threecharacter extension)
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
•
•
•
•
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241
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files Playback of MP3 Files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
VBR bit rate.
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
MPEG
Sampling
Bit Rate (kbps)
time to start playing the MP3 files.
Specification Frequency (kHz)
320, 256, 224,
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
MPEG-1 Audio
192, 160, 128,
by the following:
48, 44.1, 32
Layer 3
112, 96, 80, 64,
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
56, 48, 40, 32
CD-R media
160, 128, 144,
MPEG-2 Audio
112, 96, 80, 64,
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
24, 22.05, 16
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
Layer 3
to load than non-multisession discs
16, 8
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title • Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
supported.
before writing to the disc.
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Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which
allows the user to plug in a portable device, such as an
MP3 player, or cassette player, and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
MEDIA CENTER 130 (RES/RSC) — AM/FM
STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX
JACK) AND SIRIUS RADIO
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
side of the radio faceplate.
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will change the mode to
auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
time of day will display for five seconds (when ignition is
OFF).
RES/RSC Radio
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to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
position to operate the radio.
stations without stopping until you release it.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Voice Command System (Radio) — If Equipped
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
Refer to “Voice Command” in “Understanding The Fearadio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
tures If Your Vehicle”.
time to turn off the radio.
Voice Command Button Uconnect™ Phone — If
Electronic Volume Control
Equipped
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “UnderON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
standing The Features If Your Vehicle”.
volume and to the left decreases it.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
set at the same volume level as last played.
Uconnect” message will display on the radio screen.
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
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3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
Phone Button Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Under- will begin to blink.
standing The Features If Your Vehicle”.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With knob to save time change.
Uconnect” message will display on the radio screen.
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
TIME Button
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button.
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the
and radio frequency.
SETUP button, use the TUNE/SCROLL control to select
SET CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure,
Clock Setting Procedure
starting at Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
radio, press the SETUP button and then follow the above
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/ procedure, starting at Step 2.
SCROLL control knob.
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INFO Button
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
mid-range tones.
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
AM or FM frequencies.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
treble tones.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
the front and rear speakers.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
TUNE Control
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency. sound level from the right or left side speakers.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
Music Type information.
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
format types:
Program Type
16-Digit Character Display
No program type or unNone
defined
Adult Hits
Adlt Hit
Classical
Classicl
Classic Rock
Cls Rock
Program Type
College
Country
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
16-Digit Character Display
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
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• Set Clock — Pressing the SELECT button will allow
you to set the clock. Adjust the hours by turning the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob. After adjusting the
hours, press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to set
the minutes. The minutes will begin to blink. Adjust
the minutes using the right side TUNE/SCROLL
control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob
to save time change.
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency AM/FM Button
station with the same selected Music Type name. The Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
mode.
Memory
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type When you are receiving a station that you wish to
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
window. Select the button (1–6) you wish to lock onto this
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between station and press and release that button. If a button is
Program Type
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
the following items:
16-Digit Character Display
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
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not selected within five seconds after pressing the SET/ DISC/AUX Button
RND button, the station will continue to play but will not Pressing the DISC/AUX button will allow you to switch
from AM/FM modes to DISC/AUX mode.
be stored into pushbutton memory.
You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory.
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
pressing the pushbutton twice.
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and
MP3 Audio Play
NOTE:
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
button number will display.
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Buttons 1 - 6
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
stations).
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radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
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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.
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 EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel
away and jam the player mechanism.
• RES is a single CD player. Do not attempt to insert
a second CD if one is already loaded.
(Continued)
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
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in
CD and MP3 modes.
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
Press the SET/RND button a second time to stop RanTIME Button
dom Play.
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display. Notes On Playing MP3 Files
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
RW/FF
file recording media and formats are limited. When
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restricbegin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or
tions.
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
Supported Media (Disc Types)
works in a similar manner.
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
AM/FM Button
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
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exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
display.)
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threefiles properly and may be unable to play the file norcharacter extension)
mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
• Maximum number of files: 255
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
display the file name and folder name and will assign
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threecharacter extension)
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
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Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rates.
MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
Bit Rate (kbps)
Frequency (kHz)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
48, 44.1, 32
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
MPEG
Specification
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
Bit Rate (kbps)
Frequency (kHz)
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
24, 22.05, 16
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
Playback of MP3 Files
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
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Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain
by the following:
playable files).
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
CD-R media
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
to load than non-multisession discs
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
increase with more files and folders
Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
time⬙ priority mode.
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
before writing to the disc.
more and the radio will display song titles for each file.
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a
folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will
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Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3 player or cassette player and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone (If
Equipped)
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The
Features If Your Vehicle”.
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
(Satellite Radio) (If Equipped)
Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxil- Refer to “Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio)”.
iary device if the AUX jack is connected.
Uconnect™ Multimedia (SATELLITE RADIO) — IF
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the EQUIPPED (REN/REQ/RER/RES RADIOS ONLY)
device’s volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcastis not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the ing technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
AUX audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite
down.
Radio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for chilTIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The dren, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
time of day will display for five seconds (when the NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has
ignition is OFF).
limited coverage in Alaska.
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System Activation
Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you
may begin listening immediately to the one year of audio
service that is included with the factory-installed satellite
radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welcome kit that contains general information, including
how to setup your on-line listening account. For further
information, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474, or
visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com, or at www.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian residents.
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To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
ESN/SID Access With REQ/RES Radios
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC position and the radio on, press the SETUP button and scroll
using the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID is
selected. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob and the
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.
ESN/SID Access With REN/RER Radios
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
While in SAT mode, press the MENU button on the radio
Number (ESN/SID)
faceplate.
Please have the following information available when
calling:
Next, touch the SUBSCRIPTION tab on the touch screen.
All the ESNs that apply to your vehicle will display.
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID).
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
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Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite) Mode • Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the
Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display. A
form of short audio mutes.
CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
mode.
cause intermittent reception.
Satellite Antenna
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
cause signal blockage.
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as (Satellite) Mode
bikes should be placed as far rearward as possible, within
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
the loading design of the rack. Do not place items directly
position to operate the radio.
on or above the antenna.
SEEK Buttons
Reception Quality
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
following reasons:
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
structure or under a physical obstacle.
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
without stopping until you release it.
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SCAN Button
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next channel, pausing for eight seconds before continuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN
button a second time.
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TUNE Control (Rotary)
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel.
MUSIC TYPE Button
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
direction of the arrows.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
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You may add a second channel to each pushbutton by
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
following items:
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2. This
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/
allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into
SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
pushbutton memory. The channels stored in SET 2
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
Sirius subscription.
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.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window. Buttons 1 - 6
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
and press and release that button. If a button is not commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET butOperating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone (If
ton, the channel will continue to play but will not be
Equipped)
stored into pushbutton memory.
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The
Features Of Your Vehicle”.
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REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to
access the switches.
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The right-hand control is a rocker type switch with a
pushbutton in the center. Pressing the top of the switch
will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom of the
switch will decrease the volume.
The button located in the center of the right-hand control
will switch modes to Radio or CD.
The left-hand control is a rocker type switch with a
pushbutton in the center. The function of the left-hand
control is different depending on which mode you are in.
Radio Operation
Press the top of the switch to SEEK up for the next
listenable station. Press the bottom of the switch to SEEK
down for the next listenable station.
Remote Sound System Controls (Back View Of Steering
Wheel)
The button located in the center of the left-hand control
will tune to the next preset station that you have programmed in the radio preset pushbuttons.
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CD Player
Press the top of the switch once to go to the next track on
the CD. Press the bottom of the switch once to go to the
beginning of the current track or to the beginning of the
previous track, if it is within one second after the current
track begins to play.
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
wiping from center to edge.
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratching the disc.
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners,
or anti-static sprays.
If you press the switch up or down twice it plays the
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
second track, three times, it will play the third, etc.
The button in the center of the left-hand switch changes 6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
CDs on the 6–Disc in-dash CD changer radio. This button
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
does not function for all other radios.
too high.
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particuTo keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following lar disc, it may be damaged (i.e., scratched, reflective
precautions:
coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
good disc before considering disc player service.
surface.
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RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
Manual Heating and Air Conditioning
Under certain conditions, the cellular phone being on in
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
by relocating the cellular phone antenna. This condition
is not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance
does not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
turned down or off during cellular phone operation.
CLIMATE CONTROLS
The Air Conditioning and Heating System is designed to
make you comfortable in all types of weather.
The Manual Temperature Controls consist of a series of
outer rotary dials and inner push knobs.
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Blower Control
Rotate this control to regulate the
amount of air forced through the ventilation system in any mode. The
blower speed increases as you move
the control to the right from the “O”
(OFF) position. There are seven blower
speeds.
NOTE: If your air conditioning performance seems
lower than expected, check the front of the A/C condenser located in front of the radiator for an accumulation of dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray
from behind the radiator and through the condenser.
Fabric front fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the
condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
Mode Control (Air Direction)
Temperature Control
Rotate this control to choose from sevRotate this control to regulate the temeral patterns of air distribution. You
perature of the air inside the passenger
can select either a primary mode as
compartment. Rotating the dial left
identified by the symbols on the coninto the blue area of the scale indicates
trol, or a blend of two of these modes.
cooler temperatures while rotating
The closer the setting is to a particular
right into the red area indicates
symbol, the more air distribution you
warmer temperatures.
receive from that mode.
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Panel
Floor
Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a
panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct airflow.
small amount flowing through the defrost and side
window demist outlets.
NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be
aimed so that they are directed toward the rear seat Mix
passengers for maximum airflow to the rear.
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
Bi-Level
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat to
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
the windshield. This setting is good for maintaining
comfort while reducing moisture on the windshield.
NOTE: For all settings except full cold or full hot, there
is a difference in temperature between the upper and Defrost
Air is directed through the windshield and side
lower outlets. The warmer air flows to the floor outlets.
window demist outlets. Use this mode with maxiThis feature gives improved comfort during sunny but
mum
blower and temperature settings for best windcool conditions.
shield and side window defrosting.
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NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in NOTE:
Mix, Defrost, or a blend of these modes, even if the Air • Continuous use of the recirculation mode may make
the inside air stuffy and window fogging may occur.
Conditioning (A/C) button is not pressed. This dehuExtended use of this mode is not recommended.
midifies the air to help dry the windshield. To improve
fuel economy, use these modes only when necessary.
• The use of the recirculation mode in cold or damp
weather will cause windows to fog on the inside,
Recirculation Control
because of moisture buildup inside the vehicle. Select
Pressing the Recirculation Control button will
the Outside Air position for maximum defogging.
put the system in recirculation mode. This can
be used when outside conditions such as
• The A/C will engage automatically to prevent fogging
smoke, odors, dust, or high humidity are
when the recirculation button is pressed and the mode
present. Activating recirculation will cause the LED in the
control is set to panel or panel / floor.
control button to illuminate. After ten minutes, the system will return to normal mode function and the LED • The A/C can be deselected manually without disturbing the mode control selection.
will turn off.
• When the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position, the recirculation feature will be cancelled.
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Air Conditioning Control
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If
Press this button to engage the Air Equipped
Conditioning. A light will illuminate
when the Air Conditioning System is
engaged. Rotating the dial left into the
blue area of the scale indicates cooler
temperatures while rotating right into
the red area indicates warmer temperatures.
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor will not engage
until the engine has been running for about 10 seconds.
• MAX A/C
For maximum cooling use the A/C and recirculation
buttons at the same time.
• ECONOMY MODE
If economy mode is desired, press the A/C button to turn
OFF the indicator light and the A/C compressor. Then,
move the temperature control to the desired temperature.
Automatic Temperature Control
Automatic Operation
The Automatic Temperature Control system automatically maintains the climate in the cabin of the vehicle at
the comfort levels desired by the driver and passenger.
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You will experience the greatest efficiency by simply
allowing the system to function automatically. Selecting
1. Turn the Mode Control knob (on the right) and the
the “O” (OFF) position on the blower control stops the
Blower Control knob (on the left) to AUTO.
system completely and closes the outside air intake.
NOTE: The AUTO position performs best for front seat
The recommended setting for maximum comfort is 72°F
occupants only.
(22°C) for the average person; however, this may vary.
2. Dial in the temperature you would
NOTE:
like the system to maintain by rotating
• The temperature setting can be adjusted at anytime
the Temperature Control knob. Once
without affecting automatic operation.
the comfort level is selected, the system will maintain that level automati- • Pressing the Air Conditioning Control button while in
AUTO mode will cause the LED in the control button
cally using the heating system. Should
to flash three times and then turn off. This indicates
the desired comfort level require air
that the system is in AUTO mode and requesting the
conditioning, the system will automatically make the
air conditioning is not necessary.
adjustment.
Operation of the system is quite simple.
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• If your air conditioning performance seems lower than
expected, check the front of the A/C condenser located
in front of the radiator for an accumulation of dirt or
insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from behind
the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric front
fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the condenser,
reducing air conditioning performance.
Blower Control
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Manual Operation
This system offers a full complement of manual override
features, which consist of Blower Preferred Automatic,
Mode Preferred Automatic, or Blower and Mode Preferred Automatic. This means the operator can override
the blower, the mode, or both. There is a manual blower
range for times when the AUTO setting is not desired.
The blower can be set to any fixed blower speed by
rotating the Blower Control knob (on the left).
For full automatic operation or for
automatic blower operation turn the NOTE: Please read the Automatic Temperature Control
knob to AUTO position. In manual Operation Chart that follows for details.
mode there are seven blower speeds
that can be individual selected. In off
position the blower will shut off.
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The operator can override the AUTO mode setting to • Floor
change airflow distribution by rotating the Mode Control
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a
knob (on the right) to one of the following positions.
small amount flowing through the defrost and side
window demist outlets.
• Panel
Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument • Mix
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side
panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct airflow.
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat to
aimed so that they are directed toward the rear seat
the windshield. This setting is good for maintaining
passengers for maximum airflow to the rear.
comfort while reducing moisture on the windshield.
• Bi-Level
• Defrost
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use this mode with maxiNOTE: For all settings except full cold or full hot, there mum blower and temperature settings for best windis a difference in temperature between the upper and shield and side window defrosting.
lower outlets. The warmer air flows to the floor outlets.
This feature gives improved comfort during sunny but
cool conditions.
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• Air Conditioner Control
Press this button to turn on the air
conditioning during manual operation
only. When the air conditioning is
turned on, cool dehumidified air will
flow through the outlets selected with
the Mode control dial. Press this button a second time to turn OFF the air
conditioning. An LED in the button illuminates when
manual compressor operation is selected.
dust, or high humidity are present. Activating recirculation will cause the LED in the control button to illuminate. After ten minutes, the system will return to normal
AUTO mode function and the LED will turn off.
NOTE:
• When the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position, the recirculation feature will be cancelled.
• In cold weather, use of the Recirculation mode may
lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
mode is not allowed in the floor, defrost, or defrost/
• Recirculation Control
floor mode in order to improve window clearing.
The system will automatically control recircuRecirculation will be disabled automatically if these
lation. However, pressing the Recirculation
modes are selected.
Control button will temporarily put the system
in recirculation mode (ten minutes). This can • Extended use of recirculation may cause the windows
to fog. If the interior of the windows begins to fog,
be used when outside conditions such as smoke, odors,
press the Recirculation button to return to outside air.
Some temp/humidity conditions will cause captured
interior air to condense on windows and hamper
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
visibility. For this reason, the system will not allow
Recirculation to be selected while in floor, defrost, or
defrost/floor mode. Attempting to use the recirculation while in these modes will cause the LED in the
control button to blink and then turn off.
• Most of the time, when in Automatic Operation, you
can temporarily put the system into Recirculation
Mode by pressing the Recirculation button. However,
under certain conditions, while in Automatic Mode,
the system is blowing air out the defrost vents. When
these conditions are present, and the Recirculation
button is pressed, the indicator will flash and then turn
off. This tells you that you are unable to go into
Recirculation Mode at this time. If you would like the
system to go into Recirculation Mode, you must first
move the Mode knob to Panel, Panel/Floor and then
press the Recirculation button. This feature reduces the
possibility of window fogging.
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Operating Tips
NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for
suggested control settings for various weather conditions.
Summer Operation
The engine cooling system in air-conditioned vehicles
must be protected with a high-quality antifreeze coolant
to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect
against engine overheating. A solution of 50% ethylene
glycol antifreeze coolant and 50% water is recommended.
Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
Winter Operation
Use of the air Recirculation Mode during winter months
is not recommended because it may cause window
fogging.
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Vacation Storage
Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
(i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the
fresh air and high blower settings. This will ensure
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
of compressor damage when the system is started again.
Side Window Demisters
A side window demister outlet is located at each end of
the instrument panel. These non-adjustable outlets direct
air toward the side windows when the system is in the
FLOOR, MIX, or DEFROST mode. The air is directed at
the area of the windows through which you view the
outside mirrors.
Window Fogging
Interior fogging on the windshield can be quickly removed by turning the mode selector to Defrost. The
Defrost/Floor mode can be used to maintain a clear
windshield and provide sufficient heating. If side window fogging becomes a problem, increase blower speed.
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild but
rainy or humid weather.
Outside Air Intake
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In
winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
slush, and snow.
NOTE: Recirculate without A/C should not be used for
long periods as fogging may occur.
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A/C Air Filter — If Equipped
The A/C Filter prevents most dust and pollen from
entering the cabin. The filter acts on air coming from
outside the vehicle and recirculated air within the passenger compartment. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures”
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for A/C Air Filter service
information or see your authorized dealer for service.
Refer to “Maintenance Schedules” for filter service
intervals.
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Control Setting Suggestions for Various Weather Conditions
STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
▫ Brake/Transmission Interlock System . . . . . . 284
▫ Normal Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
▫ Brake/Transmission Interlock Manual
Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
▫ Extreme Cold Weather
(Below –20°F Or –29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
䡵 Engine Block Heater — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 282
䡵 Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
▫ Four–Speed Automatic Transmission –
3.7L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
▫ Five–Speed Automatic Transmission –
4.0L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
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䡵 Four-Wheel Drive Operation — If Equipped . . 295 䡵 Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
▫ MP 143 Single-Speed Part-Time Transfer
Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
▫ Shifting Procedure – Electronically Shifted
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
䡵 On-Road Driving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
䡵 Off-Road Driving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
▫ When To Use 4L Or 4LO (Low) Range . . . . . 298
▫ Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
▫ Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand . . . . . . . . . 299
▫ Hill Climbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
▫ Traction Downhill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
▫ After Driving Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
䡵 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
䡵 Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
䡵 Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . 309
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . 309
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . 309
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
▫ Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . 311
▫ Electronic Stability Program (ESP) . . . . . . . . 312
▫ ESP/BAS Warning Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
䡵 Tire Safety Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
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▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . 319 䡵 Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . 320 䡵 Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . 336
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . 323
䡵 Tires — General Information
䡵 Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . 337
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
▫ Premium System – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 343
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . 329 䡵 Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
▫ Radial-Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
▫ 3.7L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
▫ Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped . . . . . . . . 330
▫ 4.0L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . 349
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
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▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
▫ Trailer Towing Weights
(Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . 363
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
䡵 Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 354
䡵 Vehicle Loading
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
▫ Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
䡵 Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
䡵 Recreational Towing
(Behind Motorhome, Etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
▫ Two-Wheel Drive Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
▫ Four-Wheel Drive Or All-Wheel Drive
Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
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STARTING PROCEDURES
Turn the ignition switch to the START position and
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both release when the engine starts. If the engine fails to start
inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts.
within 10 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal
WARNING!
Starting” procedure.
Tip Start Feature
Turn the ignition switch to START position and release it
as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor will
continue to run, but will automatically disengage itself
Start the engine with the shift lever in the NEUTRAL or when the engine is running. If the engine fails to start, the
PARK position. Apply the brake before shifting to any starter will disengage automatically in 10 seconds. If this
occurs, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position,
driving range.
wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting”
Normal Starting
procedure.
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
Extreme Cold Weather (below –20°F or –29°C)
engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, the use
accelerator pedal.
of an externally powered electric engine block heater
(available from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build up may
cause serious injury or death.
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If Engine Fails to Start
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into
the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to
start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire
causing serious personal injury.
(Continued)
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get
it started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic
transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned
fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once
the engine has started, ignite and damage the
converter and vehicle. If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster cables may be used to
obtain a start from a booster battery or the battery
in another vehicle. This type of start can be dangerous if done improperly. Refer to “Jump Starting” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further
information.
STARTING AND OPERATING
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the
engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to
15 seconds before trying again.
If the engine has been flooded, it may start to run, but not
have enough power to continue running when the key is
released. If this occurs, continue cranking with the accelerator pedal pressed all the way to the floor. Release the
accelerator pedal and the key once the engine is running
smoothly.
If the engine shows no sign of starting after two 15 second periods of cranking with the accelerator pedal held
to the floor, repeat the “Normal Starting” or “Extreme
Cold Weather” procedures.
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With Tip Start
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” procedures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel, press
the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it.
Then, turn the ignition switch to the START position and
release it as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor
will disengage automatically in 10 seconds. Once this
occurs, release the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition
switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then
repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, wait 10 to 15 seconds before trying again.
After Starting
The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine
warms up.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat buildup may
cause serious injury or death.
Remember to disconnect the cord before driving.
Damage to the 110-115 Volt AC electrical cord could
cause electrocution.
Use the heater when temperatures below 0 °F (-18 °C) are
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits expected to last for several days.
quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
grounded three-wire extension cord.
• The engine block heater cord is found under the hood
clipped to the heater line on the left side of the engine.
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the
vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine
is at idle speed.
• Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK, or NEUTRAL
into any forward gear when the engine is above
idle speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.
• It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK
or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than
idle speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake
pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward
or in REVERSE. You could lose control of the
vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift
into gear when the engine is idling normally and
when your foot is firmly on the brake pedal.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended in a vehicle is dangerous for a number
of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or
fatally injured. A child could operate power windows, other controls or move the vehicle.
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Key Ignition Park Interlock
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Interlock which requires the shift lever to be placed in PARK
prior to rotating the key to the LOCK position. The key
can only be removed from the ignition when the ignition
is in the LOCK position and once removed the shift lever
is locked in PARK.
Brake/Transmission Interlock Manual Override
Your vehicle may be equipped with a shift lock manual
override. The manual override may be used in the event
that the shift lever should fail to move from PARK with
the key in the ON position and the brake pedal pressed.
To operate the shift lock manual override, perform the
following steps:
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift
Interlock System (BTSI) that holds the shift lever in the
PARK position when the ignition switch is in the LOCK
position. To move the shift lever out of the PARK
position, the ignition switch must be turned to the ON or
START position (engine running or not) and the brake
pedal must be pressed.
1. Turn the key to the ON position but do not start the
engine.
2. Firmly set the parking brake.
3. Using a flat blade screwdriver, carefully remove the
shift lock manual override cover which is located on the
PRNDL bezel.
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
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5. Using the screwdriver, reach into the manual override 7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
opening. Press and hold the shift lock lever down.
Have your vehicle inspected by your local authorized
dealer if the shift lock manual override has been used.
Four–Speed Automatic Transmission – 3.7L
Engine
NOTE: Under extreme cold temperatures (-10°F (-23°C)
and when in DRIVE, transmission operation may be
briefly limited to only second gear operation. Normal
operation will resume once the transmission temperature
has risen to a suitable level.
Interlock Manual Override
6. Move the shift lever into the NEUTRAL position.
Shifting from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE should be
done only after the accelerator pedal is released and the
vehicle is stopped. Be sure to keep your foot on the brake
when moving the shift lever between these gears.
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Never use PARK while the vehicle is in motion. Apply
the parking brake when leaving the vehicle in this range.
Always apply the parking brake first, then place the shift
lever in the PARK position.
WARNING!
Shift Lever
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
NEUTRAL position into another gear range.
PARK
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
• Never use 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.
• It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK
or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than
idle speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake
pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward
or in REVERSE. You could lose control of the
vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift
into gear when the engine is idling normally and
when your right foot is firmly on the brake pedal.
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REVERSE
2 (Second)
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Use only This range is used for moderate grades and to assist
after the vehicle has come to a complete stop.
braking on dry pavement or in mud and snow. Begins at
a stop in low gear with automatic upshift to second gear.
NEUTRAL
Will not shift into third gear.
This range is used when vehicle is standing for prolonged periods with engine running. Engine may be 1 (First)
started in this range. Set the parking brake if you must This range is used for hard pulling at low speeds in mud,
sand, snow, or on steep grades. Begins and stays in low
leave the vehicle.
gear with no upshift. Provides engine compression brakNOTE: Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any
ing at low speeds.
other reason with shift lever in NEUTRAL can result in
severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational Tow- Overdrive Operation
ing” in “Starting and Operating” and “Towing a Disabled The overdrive automatic transmission contains an elecVehicle” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further tronically controlled fourth gear (OVERDRIVE). The
transmission will automatically shift from third gear into
information.
OVERDRIVE if the following conditions are present:
DRIVE
This range is used for most city and highway driving.
• the shift lever is in DRIVE
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• vehicle speed is above approximately 30 mph
(48 km/h)
• the TOW/HAUL button has not been activated
The transmission will downshift from OVERDRIVE to
DRIVE if the accelerator pedal is fully pressed at vehicle
speeds above approximately 35 mph (56 km/h).
When To Use TOW/HAUL Mode
When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a
heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, press the TOW/HAUL button. This will improve
performance and reduce the potential for transmission
Tow/Haul Button
overheating or failure due to excessive shifting. When
The “TOW/HAUL Indicator Light” will illuminate in the
operating in TOW/HAUL mode, the transmission will
instrument cluster to indicate when the switch has been
shift into third gear.
activated. Pressing the switch a second time restores
normal operation. If the TOW/HAUL mode is desired,
NOTE: The TOW/HAUL mode locks out Overdrive.
the switch must be pressed each time the engine is
started.
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Transmission Limp Home Mode
Transmission function is monitored for abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could result in
transmission damage, the Transmission Limp Home
Mode will be engaged. In this mode, the transmission
will remain in second gear in any forward driving range.
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If the problem is no longer detected, the transmission will
return to normal operation. If the problem persists,
PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue to operate. Only second gear range will operate in the DRIVE
position. Have the transmission checked at your authorized dealer as soon as possible.
To reset the transmission, use the following procedure:
Torque Converter Clutch
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
1. Stop the vehicle.
added to the automatic transmission of this vehicle. A
clutch within the torque converter engages automatically
2. Move the shift lever to the PARK position.
at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly differ3. Turn the engine off and turn the key to the LOCK
ent feeling or response during normal operation in high
position.
gear. When the vehicle speed drops or during accelera4. Wait approximately 10 seconds, then restart the en- tion, the clutch automatically and smoothly disengages.
gine.
5. Move the shift lever to the desired gear range.
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Five–Speed Automatic Transmission – 4.0L Engine
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
hundred miles/kilometers.
Gear Ranges
NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating.
This is especially important when the engine is cold. If
there is a need to restart the engine, be sure to cycle the
key to the LOCK position before restarting. Transmission
gear engagement may be delayed after restarting the
engine if the key is not cycled to the LOCK position first.
PARK
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
Never use PARK while the vehicle is in motion. Apply
the parking brake when leaving the vehicle in this range.
Always apply the parking brake first, then place the shift
lever in the PARK position.
Shift Lever
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WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for
the parking brake. Always apply the parking
brake fully when parked to guard against vehicle
movement and possible injury or damage.
• It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK
or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than
idle speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake
pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward
or in REVERSE. You could lose control of the
vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift
into gear when the engine is idling normally and
when your right foot is firmly on the brake pedal.
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REVERSE
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Use this
range only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop.
NEUTRAL
This range is used when vehicle is standing for prolonged periods with engine running. Engine may be
started in this range. Set the parking brake if you must
leave the vehicle.
NOTE: Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any
other reason with the shift lever in NEUTRAL can result
in severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting and Operating” and “Towing a
Disabled Vehicle” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for
further information.
DRIVE
This range is used for most city and highway driving.
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Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation
The Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control allows
you to move the shift lever left (-) or right (+) when the
shift lever is in the DRIVE position, allowing the selection
of the desired top gear. For example, if the driver shifts
the transmission into third gear, the transmission will
never shift above third gear, but can shift down into
second gear or first gear, when needed.
WARNING!
NOTE: To select the proper gear position for maximum
deceleration (engine braking), move the shift lever to the
left “D (-)” and hold it there. The transmission will shift
to the range from which the vehicle can best be slowed
down.
Overdrive Operation
The overdrive automatic transmission contains an electronically controlled fifth gear (OVERDRIVE). The transmission will automatically shift from fourth gear to
OVERDRIVE if the following conditions are present:
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid.
• the shift lever is in DRIVE
Screen Display
Actual Gear(s) Allowed
• the vehicle speed is above approximately 30 mph
(48 km/h)
1
1
2
1-2
3
1-3
4
1-4
D
1-5
• the engine coolant has reached normal operating temperature
• the transmission has reached normal operating
temperature
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NOTE: If the vehicle is started in extremely cold temperatures, the transmission may not shift into OVERDRIVE and will automatically select the most desirable
gear for operation at this temperature. Normal operation
will resume when the transmission fluid temperature has
risen to a suitable level. Refer to the “Note” under
“Torque Converter Clutch” later in this section.
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Transmission Limp Home Mode
Transmission function is monitored for abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could result in
transmission damage, the Transmission Limp Home
Mode will be engaged. In this mode, the transmission
will remain in the current gear until the vehicle is
brought to a stop.
During cold temperature operation, you may notice To reset the transmission, use the following procedure:
delayed upshifts depending on engine and transmission
1. Stop the vehicle.
temperature. This feature improves the warm up time of
2. Move the shift lever to the PARK position.
the engine and transmission.
During cold temperature operation, the transmission 3. Turn the engine off and turn the key to the LOCK
may not downshift from second gear into first gear after position.
the initial first to second gear upshift.
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds, then restart the engine.
5. Move the shift lever to the desired gear range.
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If the problem is no longer detected, the transmission will NOTE:
return to normal operation. If the problem persists, • The torque converter clutch will not engage until the
transmission fluid and engine coolant are warm (usuPARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue to operally after 1 to 3 miles (1.6 - 4.8 km) of driving). Because
ate. Only second gear will operate in the DRIVE position.
the engine speed is higher when the torque converter
Have the transmission checked at your authorized dealer
clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the transmisas soon as possible.
sion is not shifting into OVERDRIVE when cold. This
Torque Converter Clutch
is normal.
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle. • If the vehicle has not been driven in several days, the
A clutch within the torque converter engages automatifirst few seconds of operation after shifting the transcally at a calibrated speed at light throttle. It engages at
mission into gear may seem sluggish. This is due to the
higher speeds under heavier acceleration. This may refluid partially draining from the torque converter into
sult in a slightly different feeling or response during
the transmission. This condition is normal and will not
normal operation in high gear. When the vehicle speed
cause damage to the transmission. The torque condrops below a calibrated speed, or during acceleration,
verter will refill within five seconds of shifting from
the clutch automatically and smoothly disengages. The
PARK into any other gear position.
feature is operational in OVERDRIVE and in DRIVE.
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FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION — IF
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The electronically shifted transfer case provides two
mode positions:
• Two-wheel drive high range (2WD)
MP 143 Single-Speed Part-Time Transfer Case
Operating Information/Precautions
• Four-wheel drive high range (4WD LOCK)
The transfer case is operated by the transfer case switch
The electronically shifted transfer case is designed to be
(located on the center console).
driven in the two-wheel drive position (2WD) for normal
street and highway conditions (dry hard surfaced roads).
When additional traction is required, the transfer case
4WD LOCK position can be used to lock the front and
rear driveshafts together and force the front and rear
wheels to rotate at the same speed. This is accomplished
by rotating the transfer case switch to the desired position. Refer to “Shifting Procedure” for specific shifting
instructions. The 4WD LOCK position is designed for
loose, slippery road surfaces only.
Transfer Case Switch
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CAUTION!
• Driving in the 4WD LOCK position on dry hard
surfaced roads may cause increased tire wear and
damage to the driveline components.
• Do not attempt to make a shift while only the front
or rear wheels are spinning. Shifting while only
the front or rear wheels are spinning can cause
damage to the transfer case.
Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends
on tires of equal size, type and circumference on each
wheel. Any difference in tire size can cause damage to the
transfer case. Tire rotation schedule should be followed
to balance tire wear.
Shifting Procedure – Electronically Shifted
Transfer Case
NOTE: If any of the requirements to select a new
transfer case position have not been met, the transfer case
will not shift. The “4WD Indicator Light” (located in the
display under the tachometer) will flash until all the
requirements for the selected position have been met. To
retry a shift, return the control knob back to the original
position, make certain all shift requirements have been
met, wait five seconds and try the shift again.
2WD⇔ 4WD LOCK
Rotate the transfer case switch to the desired position.
Shifts between 2WD and 4WD LOCK can be done with
the vehicle stopped or in motion. With the vehicle in
motion, the transfer case will engage/disengage faster if
Since four-wheel drive provides improved traction, there you momentarily release the accelerator pedal after turnis a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping speeds. ing the switch. If the vehicle is stopped, the ignition key
Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
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must be in the ON position with the engine either ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
RUNNING or OFF. This shift cannot be completed if the Utility vehicles have higher ground clearance and a
narrower track to make them capable of performing in a
key is in the ACC position.
wide variety of off-road applications. Specific design
NOTE:
characteristics give them a higher center of gravity than
• The four-wheel drive system will not allow shifts
ordinary cars.
between 2WD/4WD LOCK if the front and/or rear
wheels are spinning (no traction). In this situation, the An advantage of the higher ground clearance is a better
“4WD Indicator Light” (located in the display under view of the road, allowing you to anticipate problems.
the tachometer) will flash. At this time, reduce speed They are not designed for cornering at the same speeds as
and stop spinning the wheels to complete the shift.
conventional two-wheel drive vehicles any more than
low-slung sports cars are designed to perform satisfacto• Delayed shifting out of 4WD LOCK may be experirily in off-road conditions. If at all possible, avoid sharp
enced due to uneven tire wear, low tire pressure, or
turns or abrupt maneuvers. As with other vehicles of this
excessive loading.
type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in
loss of control or vehicle rollover.
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OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
CAUTION!
When To Use 4L or 4LO (Low) Range
When driving through water, do not exceed 5 mph
When off-road driving, shift to 4L or 4LO for additional
(8 km/h). Always check water depth before entering
traction and control on slippery or difficult terrain,
as a precaution, and check all fluids afterward. Drivascending or descending steep hills, and to increase
ing through water may cause damage that may not be
low-speed pulling power. This range should be limited to
covered by the new vehicle limited warranty.
extreme situations such as deep snow, mud, or sand
where additional low speed pulling power is needed.
Driving through water more than a few inches/
Vehicle speeds in excess of 25 mph (40 km/h) should be
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure
avoided when in 4L or 4LO range.
safety and prevent damage to your vehicle. If you must
Driving Through Water
drive through water, try to determine the depth and the
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through bottom condition (and location of any obstacles) prior to
water, there are a number of precautions that must be entering. Proceed with caution and maintain a steady
considered before entering the water:
controlled speed less than 5 mph (8 km/h) in deep water
to minimize wave effects.
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Flowing Water
If the water is swift flowing and rising (as in storm
run-off) avoid crossing until the water level recedes
and/or the flow rate is reduced. If you must cross
flowing water, avoid depths in excess of 9 in (23 cm). The
flowing water can erode the streambed causing your
vehicle to sink into deeper water. Determine exit point(s)
that are downstream of your entry point to allow for
drifting.
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case) to assure they have not been contaminated. Contaminated fluids and lubricants (milky, foamy in appearance) should be flushed/changed as soon as possible to
prevent component damage.
Driving In Snow, Mud and Sand
In heavy snow, when pulling a load, or for additional
control at slower speeds, shift the transmission to a low
gear and shift the transfer case to 4L or 4LO if necessary.
Refer to “Four-Wheel Drive Operation” in “Starting and
Operating” for further information. Do not shift to a
Standing Water
Avoid driving in standing water deeper than 20 in lower gear than necessary to maintain headway. Over(50 cm) and reduce speed appropriately to minimize revving the engine can spin the wheels and traction will
wave effects. Maximum speed in 20 in (50 cm) of water is be lost.
less than 5 mph (8 km/h).
Avoid abrupt downshifts on icy or slippery roads, because engine braking may cause skidding and loss of
Maintenance
After driving through deep water, inspect your vehicle control.
fluids and lubricants (engine, transmission, axle, transfer
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Hill Climbing
NOTE: Before attempting to climb a hill, determine the
conditions at the crest and/or on the other side.
Before climbing a steep hill, shift the transmission to a
lower gear and shift the transfer case to 4L or 4LO. Use
first gear and 4L or 4LO for very steep hills.
If you stall or begin to lose headway while climbing a
steep hill, allow your vehicle to come to a stop and
immediately apply the brakes. Restart the engine and
shift to REVERSE. Back slowly down the hill allowing the
compression braking of the engine to help regulate your
speed. If the brakes are required to control vehicle speed,
apply them lightly and avoid locking or skidding the
tires.
WARNING!
If the engine stalls or you lose headway or cannot
make it to the top of a steep hill or grade, never
attempt to turn around. To do so may result in
tipping and rolling the vehicle. Always back straight
down a hill in REVERSE gear carefully. Never back
down a hill in NEUTRAL using only the brake.
Remember, never drive diagonally across a hill; always
drive straight up or down.
If the wheels start to slip as you approach the crest of a
hill, ease off the accelerator and maintain headway by
turning the front wheels slowly left and right. This may
provide a fresh “bite” into the surface and will usually
provide traction to complete the climb.
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Traction Downhill
• Completely inspect the underbody of your vehicle.
Shift the transmission into a low gear and the transfer
Check tires, body structure, steering, suspension, and
case to 4L or 4LO range. Let the vehicle go slowly down
exhaust system for damage.
the hill with all four wheels turning against engine
• Check threaded fasteners for looseness, particularly on
compression drag. This will permit you to control the
the chassis, drivetrain components, steering, and susvehicle speed and direction.
pension. Retighten them if required and torque to the
values specified in the Service Manual.
When descending mountains or hills, repeated braking
can cause brake fade with loss of braking control. Avoid
• Check for accumulations of plants or brush. These
repeated heavy braking by downshifting the transmisthings could be a fire hazard. They might hide damage
sion whenever possible.
to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and
After Driving Off-Road
propeller shafts.
Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than
• After extended operation in mud, sand, water, or
most on-road driving. After going off-road, it is always a
similar dirty conditions, have brake rotors, wheels,
good idea to check for damage. That way you can get any
brake linings, and axle yokes inspected and cleaned as
problems taken care of right away and have your vehicle
soon as possible.
ready when you need it.
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WARNING!
Abrasive material in any part of the brakes may cause
excessive wear or unpredictable braking. You might
not have full braking power when you need it to
prevent an accident. If you have been operating your
vehicle in dirty conditions, get your brakes checked
and cleaned as necessary.
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.
• If you experience unusual vibration after driving in
mud, slush, or similar conditions, check the wheels for • Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may make noise for a short amount of time.
impacted material. Impacted material can cause a
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering
wheel imbalance and freeing the wheels of it will
system. This noise should be considered normal, and it
correct the situation.
does not in any way damage the steering system.
POWER STEERING
The standard power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
steering capability if power assist is lost.
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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
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apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your power steering
system as the chemicals can damage your power
steering components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
WARNING!
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and
with the engine off to prevent injury from moving
parts and to ensure accurate fluid level reading. Do
not overfill. Use only manufacturer’s recommended
power steering fluid.
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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. Also, be certain to leave the
transmission in PARK.
The parking brake lever is located in the center console.
To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up as firmly as
Parking Brake
possible. To release the parking brake, pull the lever up
When
the
parking
brake
is applied with the ignition
slightly, press the center button, then lower the lever
switch
ON,
the
“Brake
Warning
Light” in the instrument
completely.
cluster will illuminate.
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NOTE:
• When the parking brake is applied and the transmission is placed in gear, the “Brake Warning Light” will
flash. If vehicle speed is detected, a chime will sound
to alert the driver. Fully release the parking brake
before attempting to move the vehicle.
• This light only shows that the parking brake is applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the front
wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away
from the curb on an uphill grade. Apply the parking
brake before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise
the load on the transmission locking mechanism may
make it difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. The
parking brake should always be applied whenever the
driver is not in the vehicle.
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WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for
the parking brake. Always apply the parking
brake fully when parked to guard against vehicle
movement and possible injury or damage.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured.
• Do not leave the key in the ignition. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving; failure to do so can lead to brake
failure and an accident.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle or it may roll and cause damage or
injury. Also, be certain to leave the transmission in
PARK. Failure to do so may cause the vehicle to
roll and cause damage or injury.
CAUTION!
If the “Brake Warning Light” remains on with the
parking brake released, a brake system malfunction
is indicated. Have the brake system serviced by an
authorized dealer immediately.
computer to modulate hydraulic pressure, to prevent
wheel lock-up and help avoid skidding on slippery
surfaces.
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.
WARNING!
Significant over or under-inflation of tires or mixing
sizes of tires or wheels on the vehicle can lead to loss
of braking effectiveness.
The ABS conducts a low-speed self-test at about 12 mph
(20 km/h). If you have your foot lightly on the brake
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
while this test is occurring, you may feel slight pedal
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is designed to aid the movement. The movement can be more apparent on ice
driver in maintaining vehicle control under adverse and snow. This is normal.
braking conditions. The system operates with a separate
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The ABS pump motor runs during the self-test at 12 mph
(20 km/h) and during an ABS stop. The pump motor
makes a low humming noise during operation, which is
normal.
WARNING!
• Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to an accident.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need
to slow down or stop.
• The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase
braking or steering efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition of the vehicle brakes and
tires or the traction afforded.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• The ABS cannot prevent accidents, including
those resulting from excessive speed in turns,
following another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver
can prevent accidents.
• The capabilities of an ABS equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner, which could jeopardize the user’s safety
or the safety of others.
CAUTION!
The ABS is subject to possible detrimental effects of
electronic interference caused by improperly installed aftermarket radios or telephones.
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NOTE: During severe braking conditions, a pulsing • Engines may idle at higher speeds during warm-up,
sensation may occur and a clicking noise will be heard.
which could cause rear wheels to spin and result in
This is normal, indicating that the ABS is functioning.
loss of vehicle control. Be especially careful while
driving on slippery roads, in close-quarter maneuver• Do not “ride” the brakes by resting your foot on the
ing, parking, or stopping.
pedal. This could overheat the brakes and result in
unpredictable braking action, longer stopping dis- • Do not drive too fast for road conditions, especially
when roads are wet or slushy. A wedge of water can
tances, or brake damage.
build up between the tire tread and the road. This
• When descending mountains or hills, repeated brakhydroplaning action can cause loss of traction, braking
ing can cause brake fade with loss of braking control.
ability, and control.
Avoid repeated heavy braking by downshifting the
transmission or locking out overdrive whenever pos- • After going through deep water or a car wash, brakes
may become wet, resulting in decreased performance
sible.
and unpredictable braking action. Dry the brakes by
gentle, intermittent pedal action while driving at very
slow speeds.
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ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
brake control system that includes an Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), Brake
Assist System (BAS), Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
and Electronic Stability Program (ESP). All five systems
work together to enhance vehicle stability and control in
various driving conditions and are commonly referred to
as ESP.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
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WARNING!
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) cannot prevent
the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by
prevailing road conditions. ABS cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed
in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ABSequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the
user’s safety or the safety of others.
This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control
under adverse braking conditions. The system controls
hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lockup and
help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking. Traction Control System (TCS)
Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System” in “Starting and
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of
Operating” for further information.
the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake
pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine
power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and
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stability. A feature of the TCS system functions similar to
a limited slip differential and controls the wheel spin
across a driven axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is
spinning faster than the other, the system will apply the
brake of the spinning wheel. This will allow more engine
torque to be applied to the wheel that is not spinning.
This feature remains active even if TCS and ESP are in the
“Partial Off” mode. Refer to “ESP (Electronic Stability
Program)” in this section.
Brake Assist System (BAS)
The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The
system detects an emergency braking situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake application and then
applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help
reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS). Applying the brakes very
quickly results in the best BAS assistance. To receive the
benefit of the system, you must apply continuous braking pressure during the stopping sequence. Do not
reduce brake pedal pressure unless braking is no longer
desired. Once the brake pedal is released, the BAS is
deactivated.
WARNING!
The Brake Assist System (BAS) cannot prevent the
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle,
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing
road conditions. BAS cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in
turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
prevent accidents. The capabilities of a BASequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the
user’s safety or the safety of others.
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Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
This system anticipates the potential for wheel lift by
monitoring the driver’s steering wheel input and the
speed of the vehicle. When ERM determines that the rate
of change of the steering wheel angle and vehicles speed
are sufficient to potentially cause wheel lift, it applies the
appropriate brake and may reduce engine power to
lessen the chance that wheel lift will occur. ERM will only
intervene during very severe or evasive driving maneuvers. ERM can only reduce the chance of wheel lift
occurring during severe or evasive driving maneuvers. It
can not prevent wheel lift due to other factors such as
road conditions, leaving the roadway, striking objects
and/or other vehicles.
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WARNING!
Many factors, such as vehicle loading, road conditions and driving conditions, influence the chance
that wheel lift or rollover may occur. ERM cannot
prevent all wheel lift or rollovers, especially those
that involve leaving the roadway or striking objects
or other vehicles. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful
driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an
ERM-equipped vehicle must never be exploited in a
reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of others.
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ESP/TCS Indicator Light
The ⬙ESP/TCS Indicator Light⬙ located in the
instrument cluster, starts to flash as soon as the
tires lose traction and the ESP system becomes
active. The ⬙ESP/TCS Indicator Light⬙ also
flashes when TCS is active. If the ⬙ESP/TCS Indicator
Light⬙ begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the
accelerator and apply as little throttle as possible. Be sure
to adapt your speed and driving to the prevailing road
ESP uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle
conditions.
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, ESP applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or
understeer condition.
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESP 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.
• Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
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WARNING!
The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by
prevailing road conditions. ESP cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed
in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ESPequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the
user’s safety or the safety of others.
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ESP On
This is the normal operating mode for ESP in 2WD, 4WD
Part Time, 4WD Full Time, and on 2WD vehicles. Whenever the vehicle is started, the ESP system will be in this
mode. This mode should be used for most all driving
situations. ESP should only be turned off for specific
reasons as noted below.
Partial Off
This mode is entered by momentarily pressing the ESP
OFF switch (located in the center stack lower switch
bank). When in “Partial Off” mode, the TCS portion of
ESP, except for the “limited slip” feature described in the
TCS section, has been disabled and the “ESP/TCS Indicator Light” will be illuminated. All other stability feaThe ESP system has two available operating modes in
tures of ESP function normally. This mode is intended to
2WD, 4WD Part Time, 4WD Full Time, and on 2WD
be used if the vehicle is in deep snow, sand or gravel
vehicles.
conditions and more wheel spin than ESP would normally allow is required to gain traction. To turn ESP on
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again, momentarily press the ESP OFF switch. This will requiring ESP to be switched to the “Partial Off” mode is
restore the normal “ESP ON” mode of operation.
overcome, turn ESP back on by briefly pressing the ESP
OFF switch. This may be done while the vehicle is in
motion.
ESP/BAS Warning Lamp
The malfunction indicator lamp for the ESP is
combined with BAS. The “ESP/BAS Warning
Lamp” and the “ESP/TCS Indicator Light” in
the instrument cluster both come on when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON position. They should
go out with the engine running. If the “ESP/BAS Warning Lamp” comes on continuously with the engine
running, a malfunction has been detected in either the
ESP or the BAS system. If this lamp remains on after
ESP Off Switch
several ignition cycles, and the vehicle has been driven
NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving several miles at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h),
with snow chains, or starting off in deep snow, sand or see your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the
gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “Partial Off” problem diagnosed and corrected.
mode by pressing the ESP OFF switch. Once the situation
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NOTE:
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
• The ⬙ESP/TCS Indicator Light⬙ and the ⬙ESP/BAS
Tire Markings
Warning Lamp⬙ come on momentarily each time the
ignition switch is turned ON.
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESP System
will be on even if it was turned off previously.
• The ESP Control System will make buzzing or clicking
sounds when it is active. This is normal; the sounds
will stop when ESP becomes inactive following the
maneuver that caused the ESP activation.
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1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
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NOTE:
• Temporary spare tires are high-pressure compact
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
spares designed for temporary emergency use only.
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
Tires designed to this standard have the letter “T”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designamolded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
tion. Example: T145/80D18 103M.
• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European • High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
• 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.
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Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T = Temporary spare tire
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
— Ratio of section height to section width of tire
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
R = Construction code
— ⬙R⬙ means radial construction
—⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
— A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
H = Speed Symbol
— A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding
to its load index under certain operating conditions
— The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under
specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and
posted speed limits)
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire
Light Load = Light load tire
C, D, E = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load — Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure — Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for
this tire
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Tire Identification Number (TIN)
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire,
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the
date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
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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
Accessory Weight
Air Pressure
Bead
Bias Ply Tire
Cold Tire Pressure
Curb Weight
Definition
This means the combined weight of optional accessories. Some
examples of optional accessories are automatic transmission,
power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, and
air conditioning.
The amount of air inside the tire pressing outward on each square
inch of the tire. Air pressure is expressed in pounds per square
inch (psi) or kilopascal (kPa).
The tire bead contains steel wires wrapped by steel cords that
hold the tire onto the rim.
A pneumatic tire in which the plies are laid at alternate angles
less 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread.
The amount of air pressure in a tire, measured in pounds per
square inch (psi) or kilopascal (kPa) before a tire has built up heat
from driving.
The weight of a motor vehicle with standard and optional equipment including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil, and coolant,
but without passengers and cargo.
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Term
Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Maximum Load Rating
Maximum Loaded Vehicle Weight
Normal Occupant Weight
Occupant Distribution
Passenger (P-Metric) Tire
Radial Ply Tire
Recommended Inflation Pressure
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Definition
A tire used on light duty trucks and some multipurpose passenger vehicles.
The maximum air pressure to which a cold tire can be inflated.
The maximum air pressure is molded onto the sidewall.
The load rating for a tire at the maximum permissible inflation
pressure for that tire.
The sum of curb weight, accessory weight, vehicle capacity
weight, and production options weight.
The number of occupants a vehicle is designed to seat multiplied
by 150 lbs (68 kg).
Designated seating positions.
A tire used on passenger cars and some light duty trucks and
multipurpose vehicles.
A pneumatic tire in which the ply cords that extend to the beads
are laid at 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tire inflation pressure as
shown on the tire placard.
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Term
Rim
Sidewall
Tread
Treadwear Indicators
Vehicle Capacity Weight
Vehicle Maximum Load on the Tire
Definition
A metal support for a tire and upon which the beads are seated.
The portion of a tire between the tread and the bead.
The portion of a tire that comes into contact with the road.
Narrow bands, sometimes called wear bars, that show across the
tread of a tire when only 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) of tread remains.
The number of designated seating positions multiplied by 150 lbs
(68 kg) plus the rated cargo load.
Load on a individual tire due to curb weight, accessory weight,
occupant weight, and cargo weight.
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Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
Tire Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed
on the driver’s side B-Pillar.
Tire and Loading Information Placard
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This placard tells you important information about
the:
1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle
2) total weight your vehicle can carry
3) tire size designed for your vehicle
4) cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
spare tires.
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
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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.
To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the weight referenced here.
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or XXX kg”
on your vehicle’s placard.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX”
amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will be five
150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the amount of
available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs
(295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – 750 = 650 lbs
[295 kg]).
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5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo NOTE:
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely • The following table shows examples on how to calculate total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities
exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity
of your vehicle with varying seating configurations
calculated in Step 4.
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
manual to determine how this reduces the available
• For the following example, the combined weight of
cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
(392 kg).
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WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
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Safety
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause accidents.
• 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.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle.
• Over-inflated or under-inflated tires can affect
vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting
in loss of vehicle control.
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• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to
the right or left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
Economy
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for
earlier tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases
tire rolling resistance and results in higher fuel
consumption.
stability of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of
sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering.
Unequal tire pressures can cause erratic and unpredictable steering response.
Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the
vehicle to drift left or right.
Tire Inflation Pressures
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the
driver’s side “B” Pillar.
The pressure should be checked and adjusted, as well as
inspected for signs of tire wear or visible damage, at least
once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to
check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement
when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
Ride Comfort and Vehicle Stability
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride. properly inflated even when they are under-inflated.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
ride. Both under-inflation and over-inflation affect the
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CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage it.
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Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
cold tire inflation pressure. Cold tire inflation pressure is
outside temperature condition.
defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not been
driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1 mile Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
(1.6 km) after a three-hour period. The cold tire inflation during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation pres- build-up, or your tire pressure will be too low.
sure molded into the tire sidewall.
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
temperature changes.
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
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loading may be required for high-speed vehicle opera- Radial-Ply Tires
tion. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire
WARNING!
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
and cold tire inflation pressures.
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
WARNING!
poorly. The instability could cause an accident. AlHigh speed driving with your vehicle at or above
ways use radial tires in sets of four. Never combine
maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on
them with other types of tires.
your tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious accident. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
authorized dealer for radial tire repairs.
75 mph (120 km/h).
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use with
radial tires. It is engineered to be used on your style
vehicle only. Since this tire has limited tread life, the
original tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled at the first opportunity.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
Temporary use spare tires are for emergency use only.
With these tires, do not drive more than 50 mph
(80 km/h). Temporary use spare tires have limited
tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear
indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be
replaced. Be sure to follow the warnings, which
apply to your spare. Failure to do so could result in
spare tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with the
compact spare installed. Damage to the vehicle may
result.
Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare.
Do not install more than one compact spare tire/wheel
on the vehicle at any given time.
Tire Spinning
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h).
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WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h) when you are stuck, and do not let
anyone near a spinning wheel no matter what the
speed.
Tread Wear Indicators
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
to help you in determining when your tires should be
replaced.
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
becomes 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends on tires of equal size, type and circumference
on each wheel. Any difference in tire size can cause
damage to the transfer case. Tire rotation schedule
should be followed to balance tire wear.
Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six
years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to
follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure.
You could lose control and have an accident resulting
in serious injury or death.
Life Of Tire
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
The service life of a tire is dependent upon various exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
factors including but not limited to:
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
• Driving style
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
Replacement Tires
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
“Tread Wear Indicators”). Refer to the “Tire and Loading
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Information” placard for the size designation of your
tires. The service description and load identification will
be found on the original equipment tire. Failure to use
equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the
safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle. We recommend
that you contact your original equipment or an authorized tire dealer with any questions you may have on tire
specifications or capability.
WARNING!
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than
that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations
of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and
braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering and suspension components. You could lose control and have
an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
Use only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or
capacity than what was originally equipped on
your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load index
could result in tire overloading and failure. You
could lose control and have an accident.
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• 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
Use “Class S” chains or other traction aids that meet SAE
Type “S” specifications.
NOTE: Chains must be the proper size for the vehicle as
recommended by the chain manufacturer.
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CAUTION!
To avoid damage to your vehicle, tires or chains,
observe the following precautions:
• Because of limited chain clearance between tires
and other suspension components, it is important
that only chains in good condition are used. Broken chains can cause serious vehicle damage. Stop
the vehicle immediately if noise occurs that could
suggest chain breakage. Remove the damaged
parts of the chain before further use.
• Install chains as tightly as possible and then
retighten after driving about 1/2 mile (0.8 km).
• Do not exceed 45 mph (72 km/h).
• Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large
bumps, especially with a loaded vehicle.
• Do not drive for a prolonged period on dry pavement.
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CAUTION!
• Observe the tire chain manufacturer’s instructions
on method of installation, operating speed, and
conditions for usage. Always use the lower suggested operating speed of the chain manufacturer
if different than the speed recommended by the
manufacturer.
Do not use tire chains on vehicles equipped with
tires other than P235/65R17 and P225/75R16 tires.
There may not be adequate clearance for the chains
and you are risking structural or body damage to
your vehicle.
These cautions apply to all chain traction devices, including link and cable (radial) chains.
Tire chain use is permitted only on the rear tires.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at
different loads and perform different steering, handling,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates and develop irregular wear patterns.
NOTE: The use of class “S” chains is permitted with
P235/65R17 and P225/75R16 tires.
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
aggressive tread designs such as those on On/Off-Road
type tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain mud, snow, and wet traction levels, and contribute to
a smooth, quiet ride.
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CAUTION!
Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends on tires of equal size, type and circumference
on each wheel. Any difference in tire size can cause
damage to the transfer case. Tire rotation schedule
should be followed to balance tire wear.
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals. More frequent rotation is permissible if
desired. The reasons for any rapid or unusual wear
should be corrected prior to rotation being performed.
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Tire Rotation
NOTE: The premium Tire Pressure Monitor System will
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
automatically locate the pressure values displayed in the
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the
correct vehicle position following a tire rotation.
driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recomThe suggested rotation method is the “forward-cross” mended cold placard pressure.
shown in the following diagram.
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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 the vehicle has not been driven for at least
three hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a
three hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must
not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into
the tire sidewall. Refer to “Tires – General Information”
in “Starting and Operating” for information on how to
properly inflate the vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will
also increase as the vehicle is driven. This is normal and
there should be no adjustment for this increased pressure.
The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
the tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning
limit for any reason, including low temperature effects
and natural pressure loss through the tire.
The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended
cold placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure warning (Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light) illuminates,
you must increase the tire pressure to the recommended
cold placard pressure in order for the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” to turn off. The system will
automatically update and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light” will turn off once the system receives the
updated tire pressures. The vehicle may need to be
driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h) in
order for the TPMS to receive this information.
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For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
cold (parked for more than three hours) placard pressure
of 33 psi (227 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F
(20°C) and the measured tire pressure is 28 psi (193 kPa),
a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire
pressure to approximately 24 psi (165 kPa). This tire
pressure is low enough to turn ON the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light.” Driving the vehicle may cause
the tire pressure to rise to approximately 28 psi (193 kPa),
but the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will still
be on. In this situation, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light” will turn off only after the tires are inflated
to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure
value.
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CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system
operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same
size, type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can
cause sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire
sealants or balance beads if your vehicle is
equipped with a TPMS, as damage to the sensors
may result.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure,
always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will
prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve
stem, which could damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.
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NOTE:
• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure,
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
and maintenance, or to provide warning of a tire
the tire.
failure or condition.
Base System
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
while adjusting your tire pressure.
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
readings to the receiver module.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
stopping ability.
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
and to maintain the proper pressure.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain The TPMS consists of the following components:
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire pressure
• Receiver Module
gauge, even if under-inflation has not reached the
level to trigger illumination of the “Tire Pressure • Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
Monitoring Telltale Light.”
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
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The matching full-size spare wheel and tire assembly (if
equipped) has a tire pressure monitoring sensor. The
matching full-size spare can be used in place of any of the
four road tires. The TPMS will only monitor the pressure
in the full-size spare when it is used in place of a road
tire. Otherwise, a spare with a pressure below the lowpressure limit will not cause the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” to illuminate or the chime to sound.
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vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (25 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
information.
Check TPMS Warning
When a system fault is detected, the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash on and off for
75 seconds and then remain on solid. The system fault
will also sound a chime. If the ignition key is cycled, this
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
sequence will repeat, providing the system fault still
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will exists. The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
illuminate in the instrument cluster and a chime turn off when the fault condition no longer exists. A
will sound when tire pressure is low in one or system fault can occur due to any of the following:
more of the four active road tires. Should this occur, you
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
should stop as soon as possible, check the inflation
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the TPMS
pressure of each tire on your vehicle, and inflate each tire
sensors.
to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure
value. Once the system receives the updated tire pres- 2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
sures, the system will automatically update and the “Tire that affects radio wave signals.
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off. The
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3. Lots of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel Vehicles with Compact Spare
housings.
1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
the pressure in the compact spare tire.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPMS sensors.
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
Vehicles with Full-Size Spare
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
1. The matching full-size spare wheel and tire assembly limit, a chime will sound and the “TPMS Telltale Light”
has a tire pressure monitoring sensor that can be moni- will turn on upon the next ignition key cycle.
tored by the TPMS.
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
2. If you install the full-size spare in place of a road tire 15 mph (25 km/h), the “TPMS Telltale Light” will flash
that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning limit, on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
a chime will sound and the “TPMS Telltale Light” will
4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will
turn on upon the next ignition key cycle.
sound and the “TPMS Telltale Light” will flash on and off
3. Driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
(25 km/h) will turn off the “TPMS Telltale Light,” as long
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare,
limit in any of the four active road tires.
the TPMS will update automatically and the “TPMS
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Telltale Light” will turn off, as long as no tire pressure is • Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
below the low-pressure warning limit in any of the four
• Three Trigger Modules (mounted in three of the four
active road tires. The vehicle may need to be driven for
wheel-wells)
up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h) in order for the
• Various Tire Pressure Monitoring System messages,
TPMS to receive this information.
which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Premium System – If Equipped
Center (EVIC)
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to • Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly (if
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
equipped) has a tire pressure monitoring sensor. The full
readings to the receiver module.
size spare can be used in place of any of the four road
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the tires. A spare with a pressure below the low-pressure
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly limit will not cause the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light” to illuminate or the chime to sound. However, it
and to maintain the proper pressure.
will cause a “SPARE LOW PRESSURE” message to
The TPMS consists of the following components:
display in the EVIC.
• Receiver Module
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
illuminate in the instrument cluster and a chime
will sound when tire pressure is low in one or
more of the four active road tires. In addition, the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will display
a graphic showing the pressure values of each tire with
the low tire pressure values flashing.
Should this occur, you should stop as soon as possible
and inflate the tires with low pressure (those flashing in
the EVIC graphic) to the vehicle’s recommended cold
placard pressure value. Once the system receives the
updated tire pressures, the system will automatically
update, the graphic display in the EVIC will stop flashing, and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”
will turn off. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
20 minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h) in order for the
TPMS to receive this information.
Check TPMS Warning
When a system fault is detected, the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash on and off for
75 seconds and then remain on solid. The system fault
will also sound a chime. In addition, the EVIC will
display a ⬙CHECK TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for three
seconds and then display dashes (- -) in place of the
pressure value to indicate which sensor is not being
received.
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1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the TPMS
sensors.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
3. Lots of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel
housings.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPMS sensors.
If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
no longer exists, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light” will no longer flash, and the ⬙CHECK TPM
SYSTEM⬙ message will no longer display, and a pressure
value will display in place of the dashes. A system fault
can occur due to any of the following:
Vehicles with Full-Size Spare
1. The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly
has a tire pressure monitoring sensor that can be monitored by the TPMS.
2. If you install the full size spare in place of a road tire
that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning limit,
a chime will sound and the “TPMS Telltale Light” will
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turn on upon the next ignition key cycle. In addition, the 2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
EVIC will display a Low Pressure message and a graphic tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
showing the low tire pressure value flashing.
limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, the “TPMS Telltale
Light” will remain on and a chime will sound. In
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
addition, the graphic in the EVIC will still display a
15 mph (25 km/h) the “TPMS Telltale Light” will turn
flashing pressure value.
OFF, as long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure
warning limit in any of the four active road tires.
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (25 km/h), the “TPMS Telltale Light” will flash
4. The EVIC will display a graphic showing the tire
on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. In
pressure value in place of the flashing low tire pressure
addition, the EVIC will display a ⬙CHECK TPM SYSvalue. The EVIC will also display a “SPARE LOW
TEM⬙ message for three seconds and then display dashes
PRESSURE” message to remind you to service the flat
(- -) in place of the pressure value.
tire.
4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will
Vehicles with Compact Spare
sound, the “TPMS Telltale Light” will flash on and off for
1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure 75 seconds and then remain on solid, and the EVIC will
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor display a ⬙CHECK TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for three
seconds and then display dashes (- -) in place of the
the pressure in the compact spare tire.
pressure value.
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5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare,
the TPMS will update automatically. In addition, the
“TPMS Telltale Light” will turn off and the graphic in the
EVIC will display a new pressure value instead of dashes
(- -), as long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure
warning limit in any of the four active road tires. The
vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (25 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
information.
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The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the
following licenses:
United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KR5S120123
Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2671-S120123
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
3.7L Engine
All engines are designed to meet all emissions regulations and provide excellent
fuel economy and performance when usGeneral Information
ing high quality unleaded “regular” gasoThis device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
line having an octane rating of 87. The use
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
of premium gasoline is not recommended,
following conditions:
as it will not provide any benefit over regular gasoline in
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
these engines.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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4.0L Engine
The 4.0L engine is designed to meet all
emissions regulations and provide satisfactory fuel economy and performance when
using high quality unleaded gasoline having an octane range of 87 to 89. The manufacturer recommends the use of 89 octane
for optimum performance. 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) to define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recommends the use of gasoline that meets the WWFC specifications if they are available.
Reformulated Gasoline
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as reformulated gasoline.
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates and are speyour engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
cifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and imhigh speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
prove air quality.
required.
The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasoPoor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard
lines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will prostarting, stalling and hesitations. If you experience these
vide excellent performance and durability of engine and
symptoms, try another brand of gasoline before considfuel system components.
ering service for the vehicle.
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Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxygenates such as 10% ethanol, MTBE, and ETBE. Oxygenates are required in some areas of the country during the
winter months to reduce carbon monoxide emissions.
Fuels blended with these oxygenates may be used in
your vehicle.
CAUTION!
DO NOT use gasolines containing methanol or E85
ethanol. Use of these blends may result in starting
and drivability problems and may damage critical
fuel system components.
Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline or
E85 ethanol blends are not the responsibility of the
manufacturer. While MTBE is an oxygenate made from
methanol, it does not have the negative effects of
methanol.
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E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
Non-FFV vehicles are compatible with gasoline containing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher ethanol
content may void the vehicle’s warranty.
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms:
• operate in a lean mode
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on
• poor engine performance
• poor cold start and cold drivability
• increased risk for fuel system component corrosion
To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with
E-85 perform the following:
• drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer)
• change the engine oil and oil filter
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• disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the It is even more important to look for gasolines without
MMT in Canada, because MMT can be used at levels
engine controller memory
higher than those allowed in the United States.
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
MMT is prohibited in Federal and California reformuexposure to E-85 fuel.
lated gasoline.
MMT In Gasoline
MMT is a manganese containing metallic additive that is Materials Added To Fuel
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline All gasoline sold in the United States is required to
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug conditions and would result in additional cost. Therefore
life and reduces emission system performance in some you should not have to add anything to the fuel.
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
or not his/her gasoline contains MMT.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
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 emission control system.
• An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions, can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune
or malfunctioning and may require immediate
service. Contact your authorized dealer for service
assistance.
(Continued)
• The use of fuel additives which are now being
sold as octane enhancers is not recommended.
Most of these products contain high concentrations of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle
performance problems resulting from the use of
such fuels or additives is not the responsibility of
the manufacturer.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems 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.
• Keep the liftgate closed when driving your vehicle
to prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous
exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door, on the
driver’s side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or
damaged, be sure the replacement cap has been designed
for use with this vehicle.
Fuel Filler Cap
• Damage to the fuel system or emission control
system could result from using an improper fuel
cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could let impurities into the fuel system. Also, a poorly fitting
aftermarket cap can cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to illuminate, due to fuel vapors
escaping from the system.
• A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the MIL to turn
on.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
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WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near
the vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the
tank filled.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is
in violation of most state and federal fire regulations and will 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.
• Tighten the gas cap about one quarter turn until you
hear one click. This is an indication that the cap is
properly tightened.
• If the gas cap is not tightened properly, the MIL will
come on. Be sure the gas cap is tightened every time
the vehicle is refueled.
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
“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
properly tightened. Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic System” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information.
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Payload
The payload of a vehicle is defined as the allowable load
Certification Label
weight a truck or any given vehicle can carry, including
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Adminthe weight of the driver, all passengers, options and
istration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label
cargo.
affixed to the driver’s side door or B-Pillar.
This label contains the month and year of manufacture, Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight The GAWR is the maximum permissible load on the front
Rating (GAWR) front and rear, and Vehicle Identification and rear axles. The load must be distributed in the cargo
Number (VIN). A Month-Day-Hour (MDH) number is area so that the GAWR of each axle is not exceeded.
included on this label and indicates the month, day, and Each axle’s GAWR is determined by the components in
hour of manufacture. The bar code that appears on the the system with the lowest load carrying capacity (axle,
bottom of the label is your VIN.
springs, tires, or wheels). Heavier axles or suspension
VEHICLE LOADING
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
components, sometimes specified by purchasers for inThe GVWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle creased durability, does not necessarily increase the veincluding driver, passengers, vehicle, options, trailer hicle’s GVWR.
tongue weight, and cargo. The label also specifies maximum capacities of front and rear axle systems (GAWR).
Total load must be limited, so GVWR, and front and rear
GAWR are not exceeded.
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Tire Size
The tire size on the label represents the actual tire size on
your vehicle. Replacement tires must be equal to the load
capacity of this tire size.
Loading
The actual total weight and the weight of the front and
rear of your vehicle at the ground can best be determined
by weighing it when it is loaded and ready for operation.
Rim Size
The entire vehicle should first be weighed on a commerThis is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size cial scale to ensure that the GVWR has not been exlisted.
ceeded. The weight on the front and rear of the vehicle
should then be determined separately to be sure that the
Inflation Pressure
load is properly distributed over front and rear axle.
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle for
Weighing the vehicle may show that the GAWR of either
all loading conditions up to full GAWR.
the front or rear axles has been exceeded, but the total
Curb Weight
load is within the specified GVWR. If so, weight must be
The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight shifted from front to rear, or rear to front, as appropriate
of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full until the specified weight limitations are met. Store the
capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo heavier items down low and be sure that the weight is
loaded into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight distributed equally. Stow all loose items securely before
values are determined by weighing your vehicle on a driving.
commercial scale before any occupants or cargo are
added.
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Improper weight distributions can have an adverse affect To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
on the way your vehicle steers and handles, and the way and recommendations in this manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
the brakes operate.
CAUTION!
Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR
or the maximum front and rear GAWR. If you do,
parts on your vehicle can break, or it can change the
way your vehicle handles. This could cause you to
lose control. Also, overloading can shorten the life of
your vehicle.
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.
Common Towing Definitions
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
you in understanding the following information:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
exceed the GVWR.
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or temporary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
ready for operation⬙ condition. The recommended way to
measure GTW is to put your fully loaded trailer on a
vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be
supported by the scale.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
If the gross trailer weight is 3,500 lbs (1 587 kg) or
more, it is mandatory to use a weight-distributing
hitch to ensure stable handling of your vehicle. If
you use a standard weight-carrying hitch, you could
lose control of your vehicle and cause an accident.
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have an accident.
Tongue Weight
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle hitch ball by the trailer. In most cases it should not be less
and trailer when weighed in combination.
than 10% or more than 15% of the trailer load. You must
consider this as part of the load on your vehicle.
NOTE: The GCWR rating includes a 150 lbs (68 kg)
Frontal Area
allowance for the presence of a driver.
The frontal area is the maximum height and maximum
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
width of the front of a trailer.
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR.
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Trailer Sway Control
The trailer sway control is a telescoping link that can be
installed between the hitch receiver and the trailer tongue
that typically provides adjustable friction associated with
the telescoping motion to dampen any unwanted trailer
swaying motions while traveling.
Weight-Carrying Hitch
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
some other connecting point of the vehicle. These kind of
hitches are the most popular on the market today and
they are commonly used to tow small- and mediumsized trailers.
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Weight-Distributing Hitch
A weight-distributing system works by applying leverage through spring (load) bars. They are typically used
for heavier loads to distribute trailer tongue weight to the
tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When used
in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions, it 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
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.
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WARNING!
• An improperly adjusted weight distributing hitch
system may reduce handling, stability, and braking performance and could result in an accident.
• Weight distributing systems may not be compatible with surge brake couplers. Consult with your
hitch and trailer manufacturer or a reputable recreational
vehicle
dealer
for
additional
information.
Without Weight-Distributing Hitch (Incorrect)
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Improper Adjustment of Weight-Distributing Hitch
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Trailer Hitch Classification
Your vehicle is capable of towing trailers up to 2,000 lbs
(907 kg) without added equipment or alterations to the
standard equipment. Your vehicle may be factory
equipped for safe towing of trailers weighing over
2,000 lbs (907 kg) with the optional trailer tow prep
package. See your authorized dealer for package content.
The following chart provides the industry standard for
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Refer to the Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) chart for the Max. GTW towable for your
given drivetrain.
Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
Class
Max. Trailer Hitch Industry
Standards
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Class II - Medium
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
Duty
Class III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Class IV - Extra
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
Heavy Duty
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings)” chart for the Maximum
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your given
drivetrain.
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on
your vehicle.
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain.
Engine/
Transmission
3.7L/Automatic
3.7L/Automatic
4.0L/Automatic
4.0L/Automatic
Model
Frontal Area
Max GTW (Gross Trailer
Wt)
4x2
32 sq ft (2.97 sq m)
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
4x4
32 sq ft (2.97 sq m)
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
4x2
32 sq ft (2.97 sq m)
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
4x4
32 sq ft (2.97 sq m)
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds.
NOTE: The trailer tongue weight must be considered as
part of the combined weight of occupants and cargo, and
should never exceed the weight referenced on the tire
and loading information placard. Refer to “Tire Safety
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information.
Tongue Wt. (See Note)
200
200
200
200
lbs
lbs
lbs
lbs
(91
(91
(91
(91
kg)
kg)
kg)
kg)
When Towing Trailers with Gross Trailer Weight
(GTW) between 3,500 Lbs (1 588 kg) and 5,000 Lbs
(2 268 kg)
The following chart provides maximum trailer weight
ratings towable for the following engine/transmission
combinations, ONLY if using a weight distributing hitch.
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Engine/
Transmission
3.7L/Automatic
w/Trailer Tow
Package
3.7L/Automatic
w/Trailer Tow
Package
4.0L/Automatic
w/Trailer Tow
Package
4.0L/Automatic
w/Trailer Tow
Package
Model
Frontal Area
Tongue Wt. (See Note)
64 sq ft (5.94 sq m)
Max GTW (Gross Trailer
Wt)
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
4x2
4x4
64 sq ft (5.94 sq m)
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
500 lbs (227 kg)
4x2
64 sq ft (5.94 sq m)
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
500 lbs (227 kg)
4x4
64 sq ft (5.94 sq m)
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
500 lbs (227 kg)
500 lbs (227 kg)
Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds.
NOTE: The trailer tongue weight must be considered as and loading information placard. Refer to “Tire Safety
part of the combined weight of occupants and cargo, and Information” in “Starting and Operating” for further
should never exceed the weight referenced on the tire information.
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Trailer and Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the
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 from side-toside which will cause loss of control of vehicle and trailer.
Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of
many trailer accidents.
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Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on
your bumper or trailer hitch.
Consider the following items when computing the
weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
• The tongue weight of the trailer.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
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NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options or authorized dealer-installed
options must be considered as part of the total load on
your vehicle. Refer to “Tire Safety Information/Tire and
Loading Information Placard” in “Starting and Operating” for the maximum combined weight of occupants
and cargo for your vehicle.
Towing Requirements
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components the following guidelines are recommended:
CAUTION!
• Avoid towing a trailer for the first 500 miles
(805 km) of vehicle operation. Doing so may damage your vehicle.
(Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• During the first 500 miles (805 km) of trailer
towing, limit your speed to 50 mph (80 km/h).
WARNING!
Improper towing can lead to an injury accident.
Follow these guidelines to make your trailer towing
as safe as possible:
• Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and will not shift during travel. When trailering
cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts
can occur that may be difficult for the driver to
control. You could lose control of your vehicle and
have an accident.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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 frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch.
Cross the chains under the trailer tongue and
allow enough slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on
the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle transmission
in PARK. Always, block or ⴖchockⴖ the trailer
wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized. (This requirement may limit the ability to
always achieve the 10% to 15% range of tongue
weight as a percentage of total trailer weight).
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Towing Requirements – Tires
− Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
spare tire.
replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher
load carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s
GVWR and GAWR limits.
Towing Requirements – Trailer Brakes
− Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to − Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
“Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for proper tire inflation procedures.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
personal injury.
− Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation pres− An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
sures before trailer usage.
required when towing a trailer with electronically
− Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for the
brake controller is not required.
proper inspection procedure.
− Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
− When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Infor1,000 lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
mation” in “Starting and Operating” for proper tire
2,000 lbs (907 kg).
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
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.
• Towing any trailer will increase your stopping
distance. When towing you should allow for additional space between your vehicle and the vehicle
in front of you. Failure to do so could result in an
accident.
WARNING!
• Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s
hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake
system and cause it to fail. You might not have
brakes when you need them and could have an
accident.
Towing Requirements – Trailer Lights and Wiring
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
The trailer tow package may include a four-pin and
seven-pin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer
harness and connector.
(Continued) 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.
Seven-Pin Connector
Four-Pin Connector
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Battery
Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
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45 minutes of continuous operation. Refer to “MainteTowing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping nance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
and backing up the trailer in an area away from heavy
TOW/HAUL – If Equipped
traffic.
To reduce potential for automatic transmission overheatAutomatic Transmission
ing, press the “TOW/HAUL” button when driving in
The “D” range can be selected when towing. However, if hilly areas or shift the transmission to DRIVE position 2
frequent shifting occurs while in this range, the “TOW/ on more severe grades. Refer to “Automatic TransmisHAUL” button (if equipped) or a lower gear range sion” in “Starting and Operating” for further
should be selected.
information.
NOTE: Using the “TOW/HAUL” button (3.7L engine) Electronic Speed Control – If Equipped
or “4” range (4.0L engine) while operating the vehicle
− Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
under heavy operating conditions will improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing exces- − When using the speed control, if you experience speed
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
sive shifting and heat build up. This action will also
you can get back to cruising speed.
provide better engine braking.
The automatic transmission fluid and filter should be − Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
maximize fuel efficiency.
changed if you regularly tow a trailer for more than
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Cooling System
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
To reduce potential for engine and transmission over- MOTORHOME, ETC.)
heating, take the following actions:
Two-Wheel Drive Models
− City Driving
All Four Wheels On The Ground
When stopped for short periods of time, shift the transRecreational towing is allowed ONLY if the driveshaft is
mission into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
removed. Towing with the rear wheels on the ground
− Highway Driving
while the driveshaft is connected can result in severe
Reduce speed.
transmission damage.
− Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
WARNING!
If the driveshaft is removed, the vehicle can roll even
if the transmission is in PARK, which could cause
serious injury or death.
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The parking brake must be firmly engaged and the Four-Wheel Drive or All-Wheel Drive Models
wheels chocked during driveshaft removal and installaCAUTION!
tion. The parking brake must remain engaged unless the
vehicle is securely and properly connected to the tow
Front or rear wheel lifts should not be used. Internal
vehicle, or the driveshaft is completely reinstalled. See
damage to the transmission or transfer case will occur
your authorized dealer for proper driveshaft removal
if a front or rear wheel lift is used when recreational
and reinstallation procedures, including flange
towing.
orientation/alignment, use of thread-locking compound,
proper bolt torque specifications, etc.
All Four Wheels On The Ground
NOTE: This vehicle may be towed on a flatbed or Recreational towing is NOT allowed. These models do
vehicle trailer provided all four wheels are OFF the not have a NEUTRAL position in the transfer case.
ground.
NOTE: This vehicle may be towed on a flatbed or
vehicle trailer provided all four wheels are OFF the
ground.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Hazard Warning Flasher
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
䡵 If Your Engine Overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
䡵 Jump-Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
䡵 Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
▫ Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
䡵 Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
▫ Spare Tire Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
▫ Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
▫ Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
The Hazard Warning Flasher switch is located on the In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
lower switch bank below the climate controls.
potential for overheating your engine by taking the
appropriate action.
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning
flasher. When the switch is activated, all directional • On the highways — slow down.
turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
• In city traffic — while stopped, put transmission in
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.
turn off the Hazard Warning flasher.
This is an emergency warning system and should not be
used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your
vehicle is disabled and is creating a safety hazard for
other motorists.
If it is necessary to leave the vehicle to go for service, the
Hazard Warning flasher will continue to operate with the
ignition key removed and the vehicle locked.
NOTE: With extended use, the Hazard Warning flasher
may wear down your battery.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads “H,”
pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with
the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops
back into the normal range. If the pointer remains on
the “H” and you hear continuous chimes, turn the
engine off immediately and call for service.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
an impending overheat condition:
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
from the engine cooling system.
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WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING!
Jack Location
The scissor-type jack and tire changing tools are located
in the left rear trim panel behind the second row seat.
• Getting 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.
• The jack is designed to use as a tool for changing
tires only. The jack should not be used to lift the
vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle should
be jacked on a firm level surface only. Avoid ice or
slippery areas.
Jack Storage Location
Spare Tire Stowage
The spare tire is stowed underneath the rear of the
vehicle and is held in place by a cable winch mechanism.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Spare Tire Removal
Fit the jack handle extension over the drive nut. Use the
lug wrench to rotate the nut counterclockwise until the
spare is on the ground with enough slack in the cable to
allow you to pull the tire out from under the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the
jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or
other power tools is not recommended and they can
damage the winch.
When the spare is clear, tilt the retainer at the end of the
cable and pull it through the center of the wheel.
Preparations For Jacking
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface. Avoid icy or
slippery areas.
Lowering/Raising Spare Tire
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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. Set the parking brake.
3. Place the shift lever into PARK.
4. Turn the ignition to the LOCK position.
5. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
6. Block both the front and rear of the
wheel diagonally opposite of the jacking position. For example, if changing
the right front tire, block the left rear
wheel.
Jacking Instructions
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to
help prevent personal injury or damage to your
vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from
the edge of the roadway as possible before raising
the vehicle.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to
be raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic
transmission in PARK; a manual transmission in
REVERSE.
• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a
jack.
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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.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and
for lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely
careful of motor traffic.
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are
securely stowed, spares must be stowed with the
valve stem facing the ground.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
Jack Warning Label
1. Remove spare tire.
2. Remove jack and tools from mounting bracket. Assemble the tools by connecting the driver to the extension, and then to the lug wrench.
3. 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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4. Locate the jack as shown. For the front tires, place it
(rearward) of the notch on the body weld seam behind
wheel to be changed. For the rear tires, place it under the
axle by the wheel to be changed. Position the jack handle
on the jack. Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure
the jack is fully engaged.
Rear Jacking Location
5. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the right.
Raise the vehicle only until the tire just clears the surface
and enough clearance is obtained to install the spare tire.
Minimum tire lift provides maximum stability.
Front Jacking Location
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable and cause an accident. It could
slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the
vehicle only enough to remove the tire.
6. Remove the lug nuts and wheel.
7. Position the spare wheel/tire on the vehicle and install
the lug nuts with the cone-shaped end toward the wheel.
Lightly tighten the nuts. To avoid the risk of forcing the
vehicle off the jack, do not tighten the nuts fully until the
vehicle has been lowered.
8. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the left,
and remove the jack and wheel blocks.
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9. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while tightening for increased leverage. Alternate
nuts until each nut has been tightened twice. The correct
wheel nut tightness is 95 ft lbs (130 N·m). If in doubt
about the correct tightness, have them checked with a
torque wrench by your authorized dealer or at a service
station.
10. Lower the jack to its fully closed position.
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.
11. Secure the tire, jack, and tools in their proper
locations.
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JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
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!
When temperatures are below the freezing point,
electrolyte in a discharged battery may freeze. Do not
attempt jump-starting because the battery could rupture or explode and cause personal injury. Battery
temperature must be brought above the freezing
point before attempting a jump-start.
Preparations for Jump-Start
The battery in your vehicle is located in the front of the
engine compartment, behind the left headlight assembly.
NOTE: The positive battery post is covered with a
protective cap. Lift up on the cap to gain access to the
positive battery post.
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WARNING!
Positive Battery Post
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the
ignition switch is on. You can be injured by
moving fan blades.
• Remove any metal jewelry such as watch bands or
bracelets that might make an inadvertent electrical
contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your
skin or eyes and generate hydrogen gas which is
flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or
sparks away from the battery.
1. Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission
into PARK and turn the ignition to LOCK.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
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3. If using a another vehicle to jump-start the battery,
park the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the
parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
WARNING!
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
Jump-Starting Procedure
WARNING!
Failure to follow this procedure could result in personal injury or property damage due to battery explosion.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable to a good engine ground (exposed metal part of the
discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the battery and
the fuel injection system.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
WARNING!
Do not connect the cable to the negative post (-) of the
discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark
could cause the battery to explode and could result in
personal injury.
5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then start
the engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.
Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in
the reverse sequence:
6. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
engine ground of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
7. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable
from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
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8. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
9. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable
from the positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle
you should have the battery and charging system inspected at your authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
Accessories that can be plugged into the vehicle
power outlets draw power from the vehicle’s battery,
even when not in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.).
Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s
battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery
life and/or prevent the engine from starting.
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent
damage to your vehicle. Use of safety chains is recommended. Attach towing device to main structural members of the vehicle, not to bumpers or associated brackets. State and local laws applying to vehicles under tow
must be observed.
CAUTION!
Towing the vehicle with the rear wheels on the
ground at more than 30 mph (50 km/h) or for more
than 15 miles (25 km) can cause severe transmission
damage. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
NOTE: The transmission must be in NEUTRAL under
If the vehicle is to be towed more than 15 miles (25 km)
any towing configuration.
or faster than 30 mph, it must be towed on a flatbed.
Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles
Rear Wheels Raised
Front Wheels Raised
The vehicle may be towed with the transmission in
The speed must not exceed 30 mph (50 km/h) and the NEUTRAL, the ignition key in the LOCK position, the
distance must not exceed 15 miles (25 km).
rear wheels raised, and the front wheels on the ground.
This vehicle may be towed with the transmission in Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles
NEUTRAL, the ignition key in the LOCK position, the Four-wheel drive vehicles must be towed with all four
front wheels raised, and the rear wheels on the ground. wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
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CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle using any other method could
result in extensive damage to the transfer case and/or
transmission. Such damage is not covered by the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Engine Compartment — 3.7L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
䡵 Engine Compartment — 4.0L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
䡵 Onboard Diagnostic System — OBD II . . . . . . 395
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 396
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
䡵 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
䡵 Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
䡵 Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
䡵 Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
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▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
▫ Left Front Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
▫ Right Front Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
▫ Front Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
▫ Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
▫ Front Fog Lamp (Front Fascia Mounted) . . . . 433
▫ Front/Rear Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
▫ Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, And Backup
Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
䡵 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
▫ Totally Integrated Power Module . . . . . . . . . 424
䡵 Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
䡵 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
▫ Headlamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
▫ Center High Mounted Stop Lamp
(CHMSL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
䡵 Fluid Capacities
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
䡵 Fluids, Lubricants And Genuine Parts . . . . . . . 437
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.7L
7
1
2
3
4
5
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Engine Oil Dipstick
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
— Integrated Power Module
— Battery
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7
8
9
—
—
—
—
Washer Fluid Reservoir
Engine Coolant Reservoir
Engine Oil Fill
Coolant Pressure Cap
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 4.0L
1
2
3
4
5
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Engine Oil Dipstick
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
— Integrated Power Module
— Battery
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7
8
9
—
—
—
—
Engine Oil Fill
Washer Fluid Reservoir
Engine Coolant Reservoir
Coolant Pressure Cap
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated Onboard
Diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).” It
will also store diagnostic codes and other information to
assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
soon as possible.
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CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emission control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and drivability. The
vehicle must be serviced before any emissions
tests can be performed.
• If the MIL is flashing while the engine is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
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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
“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.
Press the odometer reset button to turn the message off.
If the problem persists, the message will appear the next
time the vehicle is started. This might indicate a damaged
cap. If the problem is detected twice in a row, the system
will turn on the MIL. Resolving the problem will turn the
MIL light off.
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.
For states that require an Inspection and Maintenance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II
system is ready for testing.
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
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:
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b. 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.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not
crank or start the engine.
If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
2. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
this test over.
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
3. As soon as you turn the ignition switch to the ON
system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part of
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
a normal bulb check.
4. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
happen:
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
a. The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your running.
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
not proceed to the I/M station.
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REPLACEMENT PARTS
Use of genuine MOPAR威 parts for normal/scheduled
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to ensure the designed performance. Damage or failures
caused by the use of non-MOPAR威 parts for maintenance
and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s
warranty.
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 manuals before attempting
any procedure yourself.
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
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
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
may require servicing or replacement in the future.
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
penalties being assessed against you.
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CAUTION!
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized Chrysler Group LLC
dealership or qualified repair center.
• 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.
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Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper lubrication of your vehicle’s engine, the
engine oil must be maintained at the correct level. Check
the oil level at regular intervals, such as every fuel stop.
The best time to check the engine oil level is about five
minutes after a fully warmed up engine is shut off.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Always
maintain the oil level within the SAFE zone on the
dipstick. Adding one quart of oil when the reading is at
the bottom of the SAFE zone will result in a reading at the
top of the safe zone on these engines.
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CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling the crankcase will cause
aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage
your engine.
Change Engine Oil
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change
intervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or six months,
whichever occurs first.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection for all
engines under all types of operating conditions, the
manufacturer recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet the requirements of Chrysler Material
Standard MS-6395.
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
This symbol means that the oil has
been certified by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). The
manufacturer only recommends
API Certified engine oils.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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Engine Oil Viscosity – 3.7L Engine
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy. Your engine oil filler
cap shows the recommended engine oil viscosity for your
vehicle.
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Synthetic Engine Oils
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recommended oil quality requirements are met, and the recommended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
are followed.
Materials Added to Engine Oils
Lubricants which do not have both the engine oil certi- The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade num- tion of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and it’s
ber should not be used.
performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.
Engine Oil Viscosity – 4.0L Engine
SAE 10W-30 engine oil is preferred. SAE 5W-30 engine oil Disposing of Used Engine Oil and Oil Filters
is allowed during cold weather only to improve cold Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
weather starting.
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
Lubricants which do not have both the engine oil certienvironment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
fication mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade numstation, or governmental agency for advice on how and
ber should not be used.
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
your area.
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Engine Oil Filter
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
The engine oil filter should be replaced at every engine Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
oil change.
NOTE: For best access to the oil filter, a drive on hoist
should be used instead of a chassis hoist (3.7L Only).
Engine Oil Filter Selection
All of the manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type
disposable oil filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be used to assure
most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine oil filters are high
quality oil filters and are recommended.
WARNING!
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air
cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary
for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is
near the engine compartment before starting the
vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner,
hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
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Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine air
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are
recommended.
Maintenance-Free Battery
The top of the maintenance-free battery is permanently
sealed. You will never have to add water, nor is periodic
maintenance required.
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WARNING!
• Battery acid 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 your face or on your skin, flush the
area immediately with large amounts of water.
• 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 your
hands after handling the battery.
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CAUTION!
It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post and the negative cable is attached to the
negative post. Battery posts are marked (+) positive
and negative (-) and are identified on the battery
case. Also, if a “fast charger” is used while the battery
is in the vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery
cables before connecting the charger to the battery.
Do not use a “fast charger” to provide starting
voltage.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning
system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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WARNING!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause
the system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Warranty Information Book, located on the DVD,
for further warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced repairman.
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Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by authorized dealers or other
service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
sealers, stop leak products, seal conditioners, compressor
oil, and refrigerants.
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubricated periodically with a lithium based grease, such as
MOPAR威 Spray White Lube or equivalent, to assure
quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and
wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts
concerned should be wiped clean to remove dust and
Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling
R-134a air conditioning refrigerant is a hydrofluoro- grit; after lubricating excess oil and grease should be
carbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental removed. Particular attention should also be given to
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hood latching components to ensure proper function. Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
When performing other underhood services, the hood the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with
latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
cleaned and lubricated.
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies dependThe external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a ing on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small performance of blades may be present with chattering,
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR威 marks, water lines or wet spots. If any condition is
Lock Cylinder Lubricant or equivalent, directly into the present please proceed to clean wiper blades with humid
cloth removing any debris that may be affecting its
lock cylinder.
function.
Windshield Wiper Blades
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the Adding Washer Fluid
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a The fluid reservoir in the engine compartment should be
mild non-abrasive cleaner. This will remove accumula- checked for fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the
tions of salt or road film.
reservoir with windshield washer solvent/antifreeze (not
radiator antifreeze). Operate the system for a few seconds
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
to flush out the residual water.
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
from a dry windshield.
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WARNING!
Commercial windshield washer solvents are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care must be
exercised when filling or working around the washer
solution.
Exhaust System
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
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
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into the passenger compartment. In addition, inspect the
exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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.
Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is important to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
damage.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
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.
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.
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 dam- NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
age:
against you.
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in Cooling System
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.
• Do not idle the engine for prolonged periods during
very rough idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
• Do not allow vehicle to run out of fuel.
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
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Engine Coolant Checks
Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every
12 months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or
rusty in appearance, the system should be drained,
flushed and refilled with fresh engine coolant (antifreeze). Check the front of the A/C condenser (if
equipped) or radiator for any accumulation of bugs,
leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently spraying water from a
garden hose vertically down the face of the A/C condenser (if equipped) or the back of the radiator core.
engine coolant (antifreeze) from the radiator drain cock.
If the cap is sealing properly, the engine coolant (antifreeze) will begin to drain from the coolant recovery
bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE
CAP WHEN THE COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
Cooling System – Drain, Flush, and Refill
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty and contains a
considerable amount of sediment, clean and flush with
reliable cooling system cleaner. Follow with a thorough
rinsing to remove all deposits and chemicals. Properly
dispose of the old engine coolant (antifreeze).
Check the engine cooling system hoses for brittle rubber,
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
cracking, tears, cuts, and tightness of the connection at
the coolant recovery bottle and radiator. Inspect the Selection of Engine Coolant
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended engine coolentire system for leaks.
ant (antifreeze). Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and GenuWith the engine at normal operating temperature (but
ine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for
information.
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
the specified HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze)
may result in decreased corrosion protection and
engine damage. If a non-HOAT engine coolant
(antifreeze) is introduced into the cooling system
in an emergency, it should be replaced with the
specified engine coolant (antifreeze) as soon as
possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they
may not be compatible with the engine coolant
(antifreeze) and may plug the radiator.
• 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 Engine Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant (antifreeze) that allows extended maintenance
intervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up
to five years or 102,000 miles (170 000 km) before
replacement. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance period, it is important that you use the same
engine coolant (antifreeze) throughout the life of your
vehicle. Please review these recommendations for using
(Continued) Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine
coolant (antifreeze).
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Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the proper level of protection against freezing ac• The manufacturer recommends using MOPAR威
cording to the temperatures occurring in the area where
Antifreeze/ Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula
the vehicle is operated.
HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or
NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types will
equivalent.
decrease the life of the engine coolant (antifreeze) and
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% HOAT engine coolant
will require more frequent engine coolant (antifreeze)
(antifreeze) and distilled water. Use higher concentrachanges.
tions (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below -34°F
Cooling System Pressure Cap
(-37°C) are anticipated.
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent the loss of
• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionengine coolant (antifreeze) and to ensure that the engine
ized water when mixing the water/antifreeze (coolcoolant (antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the
ant) solution. The use of lower quality water will
coolant reserve tank.
reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
engine cooling system.
accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
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WARNING!
• The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on
the cooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution. Never add engine coolant (antifreeze)
when the engine is overheated. Do not loosen or
remove the cap to cool an overheated engine. Heat
causes pressure to build up in the cooling system.
To prevent scalding or injury, do not remove the
pressure cap while the system is hot or under
pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
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Disposal of Used Engine Coolant
Used ethylene glycol based engine coolant (antifreeze) is
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children, do not store ethylene glycol based
engine coolant (antifreeze) in open containers or allow it
to remain in puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child
or pet, seek emergency assistance immediately. Clean up
any ground spills immediately.
Engine Coolant Level
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for
determining that the coolant level is adequate. With the
engine idling and warm to normal operating temperature, the level of the engine coolant (antifreeze) in the
bottle should be between the ranges indicated on the
bottle.
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The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point or replacing the
engine coolant (antifreeze). Advise your service attendant of this. As long as the engine operating temperature
is satisfactory, the coolant bottle need only be checked
once a month.
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
• Do not overfill the coolant recovery bottle.
• Check engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point in the
radiator and in the coolant recovery bottle. If engine
coolant (antifreeze) needs to be added, contents of
When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
coolant recovery bottle must also be protected against
maintain the proper level, it should be added to the
freezing.
coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
Points to Remember
required, or if the level in the recovery bottle does not
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
drop when the engine cools, the cooling system should
kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
be pressure tested for leaks.
from the front of the engine compartment. This is nor• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at
mally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
50% HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze) (minimum)
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporand distilled water for proper corrosion protection of
ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
your engine which contains aluminum components.
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
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• Make sure that the radiator and coolant recovery
bottle hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean, also.
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WARNING!
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly an accident. Driving with your foot resting
or riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. You would not have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
• Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install only
the correct type thermostat. Other designs may result
in unsatisfactory cooling performance, poor gas mile- Brake Master Cylinder
age, and increased emissions.
The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked
when performing under hood services or immediately if
Brake System
the BRAKE warning light is illuminated.
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be inspected periodically. Be sure to clean the top of the master cylinder area before
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information. removing the cap. If necessary, add fluid to bring the
fluid 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. Brake fluid level
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should be checked when pads are replaced. However,
low fluid level may be caused by a leak and a checkup
may be needed.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information. Using the wrong type of brake fluid
can severely damage your brake system and/or
impair its performance. The proper type of brake
fluid for your vehicle is also labeled on the original factory installed hydraulic master cylinder
reservoir.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that
has been in a tightly closed container. Keep the
master cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times.
Brake fluid in a open container absorbs moisture
from the air resulting in a lower boiling point.
This may cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard
or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake
failure. This could result in a accident.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing
the brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also
damage painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be
taken to avoid its contact with these surfaces.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate the brake fluid. Brake seal components could
be damaged, causing partial or complete brake
failure. This could result in an accident.
Automatic Transmission
Fluid Level Check
Your vehicle is equipped with a capped transmission oil
fill tube. It is sealed and should not be tampered with.
Your authorized dealer has the proper tools to ensure that
the fluid level is set properly.
Selection of Lubricant
It is important that the proper lubricant is used in the
transmission to assure optimum transmission performance. Use only manufacturer’s recommended transmission fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
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Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information. It is important that the transmission fluid be maintained at the prescribed level using the recommended
fluid.
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder. Using a transmission fluid other than the
manufacturer’s recommended fluid will result in
more frequent fluid and filter changes. Refer to
“Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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Special Additives
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition of any additives to the transmission. The only
exception to this policy is the use of special dyes to aid in
detecting fluid leaks. The use of transmission sealers
should be avoided as they may adversely affect seals.
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.
Transfer Case
1 — Fill Plug
2 — Drain Plug
Adding Fluid
Fluid Level Check
Fluid should be added only to fill hole until fluid begins
The fluid level should be to the bottom edge of the fill to run out of the hole.
hole (1) when the vehicle is in a level position.
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Draining Fluid
Front/Rear Axle Fluid
First remove the fill plug (1), then the drain plug (2).
Fluid Level Check
Recommended tightening torque for the drain and fill
Lubricant should be at bottom edge of the oil fill hole.
plugs is 15–25 ft lbs (20–34 N·m).
Adding Fluid
CAUTION!
Add lubricant only at the fill hole and only to the level
specified above.
Do not over-tighten the plugs. You could damage
them and cause a leak.
Selection of Lubricant
Use only manufacturer’s recommended fluid. Refer to
Lubricant Selection
“Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining
Use only manufacturer’s recommended fluid. Refer to Your Vehicle” for further information.
“Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining
Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion
Your Vehicle” for further information.
Protection of Body and Paint from Corrosion
Frequency of Fluid Change
Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geothe factory will give satisfactory lubrication for the life of graphic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
the vehicle. Fluid changes are not necessary unless the passable in snow and ice, and those that are sprayed on
fluid becomes contaminated with water. Change the fluid trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are highly
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking,
immediately if contaminated with water.
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which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants, • Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
Washing
hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and under- • Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR威 Car Wash or equivabody protection.
lent, or a mild car wash soap, and rinse the panels
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
completely with clear water.
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumuresistance built into your vehicle.
lated on your vehicle, use MOPAR威 Super Kleen Bug
What Causes Corrosion?
and Tar Remover or equivalent to remove.
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR威
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
Cleaner Wax or equivalent, to remove road film, stains,
The most common causes are:
and to protect your paint finish. Take care never to
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
scratch the paint.
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint
finish.
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CAUTION!
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder, which will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
• Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi
(8 274 kPa) can result in damage or removal of
paint and decals.
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• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
considered the responsibility of the owner.
• If your vehicle is damaged due to an accident or
similar cause which destroys the paint and protective
coating, have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of the owner.
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., assure that such materials are well
• If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
packaged and sealed.
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
a month.
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
of the doors, rocker panels and liftgate are kept clear • Use MOPAR威 Touch Up Paint or equivalent on
scratches or chips as soon as possible. Your authorized
and open.
dealer has touch up paint to match the color of your
vehicle.
Special Care
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Wheel and Wheel Trim Care
All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome-plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly with
a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion. To remove
heavy soil, use MOPAR威 Wheel Cleaner or equivalent, or
select a nonabrasive, non-acidic cleaner. Do not use
scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush or metal polishes. Only MOPAR威 cleaners or equivalent are recommended. Do not use oven cleaner. Avoid automatic car
washes that use acidic solutions or harsh brushes that
may damage the wheels’ protective finish.
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR威 Total Clean or
equivalent, or a mild soap solution to a clean, damp
cloth and remove the stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to
remove soap residue.
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR威 Multi-Purpose Cleaner
or equivalent to a clean, damp cloth and remove the
stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of
protectants on Stain Repel products.
Interior Care
Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to clean fabric
upholstery and carpeting.
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure – If
Equipped
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following man- Interior trim should be cleaned starting with a damp
ner:
cloth, a damp cloth with MOPAR威 Total Clean or equiva• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting lent, then MOPAR威 Spot & Stain Remover or equivalent
if absolutely necessary. Do not use harsh cleaners or
with a clean, dry towel.
Armor All威. Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
clean vinyl upholstery.
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WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
Glass Surfaces
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with MOPAR威 Glass Cleaner or any commercial
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning inside rear windows
equipped with electric defrosters. Do not use scrapers or
other sharp instruments that may scratch the elements.
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The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp rag.
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye or clean the seat belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage will also weaken the fabric.
When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
If the seat belts need cleaning, use MOPAR威 Total Clean or
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
equivalent, a mild soap solution, or lukewarm water. Do
directly on the mirror.
not remove the seat belts from the vehicle to wash them.
Replace the seat belts if they appear frayed or worn or if
the buckles do not work properly.
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FUSES
Totally Integrated Power Module
The Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) is located in the
engine compartment near the battery. This center contains
cartridge fuses, mini fuses and relays. A label that identifies
each component is printed on the inside of the cover.
Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM)
Cavity Cartridge
Fuse
J1
40 Amp
Green
J2
30 Amp
Pink
J3
40 Amp
Green
J4
25 Amp
Natural
J5
25 Amp
Natural
J6
40 Amp
Green
J7
30 Amp
Pink
J8
40 Amp
Green
MiniFuse
Description
Power Folding Seat
Transfer Case/Pwr
Liftgate Module
Rear Door Module
(RR DOOR NODE)
Driver Door Node
Passenger Door Node
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Pump/ESP
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Valve/ESP
Power Memory Seat –
If Equipped
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Fuse
J9
40 Amp
Green
J10
30 Amp
Pink
J11
30 Amp
Pink
J13
J14
J15
J17
60 Amp
Yellow
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
MiniFuse
Description
PZEV Motor/Flex
Fuel
Hdlp Wash Relay/
Manual Tuning Valve
Sway Bar/
THATCHAM LockUnlock/Power Sliding Door Module
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) – Main
EBL (Rear Window
Defogger)
Rear Blower
Starter Solenoid
Cavity Cartridge
Fuse
J18
20 Amp
Blue
J19
J20
J21
J22
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Powertrain Control
Module (PCM) Trans
Range
Radiator Fan
60 Amp
Yellow
30 Amp
Pink
20 Amp
Blue
25 Amp
Natural
Front Wiper LO/HI
Front/Rear Washer
Sunroof Module
M1
15 Amp
Blue
M2
20 Amp
Yellow
Center High Mounted
Stop Light (CHMSL)/
Brake Switch
Trailer Lighting
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Cavity Cartridge
MiniFuse
Fuse
M3
20 Amp
Yellow
M4
10 Amp
Red
M5
25 Amp
Natural
M6
20 Amp
Yellow
M7
20 Amp
Yellow
M8
20 Amp
Yellow
M9
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Frt/Rear Axle Lockers
Cavity Cartridge
MiniFuse
Fuse
M10
20 Amp
Yellow
Trailer Tow
Inverter
Power Outlet #1/Rain
Sensor
Power Outlet #2
(BATT/ACC SELECT)
Front Heated Seat
M11
Rear Heated Seat – If
Equipped
10 Amp
Red
Description
Ignition Off Draw –
Vehicle Entertainment
System (IOD-VES),
Satellite Digital Audio
Receiver (SDARS),
DVD, Hands-Free
Module (HFM), RADIO, Antenna (ANT),
Universal Garage
Door Opener
(UGDO), Vanity
Lamp (VANITY LP)
(Ignition Off Draw)
IOD-HVAC/ATC,
MW SENSR, Underhood Lamp (UH
LMP)
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Cavity Cartridge
MiniFuse
Fuse
M12
30 Amp
Green
M13
20 Amp
Yellow
M14
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Amplifier (AMP)
Ignition Off Draw –
Cabin Compartment
Node (IOD-CCN),
Wireless Control
Module (WCM), SIREN, Clock Module
(CLK MOD), Multifunction Control
Switch (MULTIFCTN
SW)
Trailer Tow (Export
Only)
Cavity Cartridge
MiniFuse
Fuse
M15
20 Amp
Yellow
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COL MOD, IR SNS,
Heater Ventilation,
Air Conditioning/
Automatic Temperature Control (HVAC/
ATC), Rearview
Mirror (RR VW MIR),
Cabin Compartment
Node (CCN), Transfer
Case Switch (T-CASE
SW), RUN/ST, Multifunction Control
Switch (MULTIFTCN
SW), Tire Pressure
Monitor (TPM), Glow
Plug Module (GLW
PLG MOD) – Export
Diesel Only
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MiniFuse
Fuse
M16
10 Amp
Red
M17
M18
M19
15 Amp
Blue
15 Amp
Blue
25 Amp
Natural
Description
Occupant Restraint
Controller/Occupant
Classification Module
(ORC/OCM)
Left Tail/License/
Park Lamp (LT-TAIL/
LIC/PRK LMP)
Right Tail/Park/Run
Lamp (RT-TAIL/
PRK/RUN LMP)
Auto Shut Down
(ASD #1 and #2)
Cavity Cartridge
MiniFuse
Fuse
M20
15 Amp
Blue
M21
M22
M23
M24
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
25 Amp
Natural
Description
Cabin Compartment
Node Interior Light
(CCN INT LIGHT),
Switch Bank (SW
BANK), Steering Control Module (SCM)
Auto Shut Down
(ASD #3)
Right Horn (RT
HORN (HI/LOW)
Left Horn (LT HORN
(HI/LOW)
Rear Wiper (REAR
WIPER)
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Cavity Cartridge
MiniFuse
Fuse
M25
20 Amp
Yellow
M26
10 Amp
Red
M27
10 Amp
Red
M28
10 Amp
Red
Description
Fuel Pump (FUEL
PUMP), Diesel Lift
Pump (DSL LIFT
PUMP) – Export Only
Power Mirror Switch
(PWR MIRR SW),
Driver Window
Switch (DRVR WIND
SW)
Ignition Switch (IGN
SW), Window Module
(WIN MOD)
Next Generation Controller (NGC), Transmission Feed (TRANS
FEED), J1962
Cavity Cartridge
MiniFuse
Fuse
M29
10 Amp
Red
M30
15 Amp
Blue
M31
M32
M33
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
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Occupant Classification Module (OCM)
Rear Wiper Module
(RR WIPER MOD),
Power Folding Mirror
(PWR FOLD MIR)
Back-Up Lamps (B/U
LAMPS)
Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC), TT
EUROPE
Next Generation Controller (NGC), Global
Powertrain Engine
Controller (GPEC)
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Cavity Cartridge
MiniFuse
Fuse
M34
10 Amp
Red
M35
M36
M37
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
Description
Park Assist (PRK
ASST), Heater Ventilation, Air Conditioning Module (HVAC
MOD), Headlamp
Wash (HDLP WASH),
Compass (COMPAS)
Heated Mirrors
Power Outlet #3
(BATT)
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic
Stability Program
(ESP), Stop Lamp
Switch (STP LP SW),
Fuel Pump Rly Hi
Control
Cavity Cartridge
MiniFuse
Fuse
M38
25 Amp
Natural
Description
Lock/Unlock Motors
(LOCK/UNLOCK
MTRS)
CAUTION!
• When installing the integrated power module
cover, it is important to ensure the cover is properly positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so
may allow water to get into the integrated power
module, and possibly result in a electrical system
failure.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to
use only a fuse having the correct amperage rating.
The use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated
may result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it
indicates a problem in the circuit that must be
corrected.
REPLACEMENT BULBS
LIGHT BULBS – Interior
Bulb No.
Dome Lamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TL212–2
Liftgate Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 567
Overhead Console Lamps. . . . . . . . . . . . . PLW214–2A
Reading Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WL212–2
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Bulb No.
Headlamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9008 H13
Front Park/Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157AK
Front Sidemarker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3057K
Center High Mounted Stoplamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . LED
(serviced at an authorized dealer)
Fog Lamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H10 9145
License Plate Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3057K
BULB REPLACEMENT
Headlamp
1. Open the hood.
2. Reach behind the headlamp unit in the engine compartment to access the headlamp bulb lock ring.
3. Firmly grasp the lock ring on the back of the headlamp
unit housing.
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4. Rotate the lock ring on the back of the headlamp 2. Remove the door in the left wheel liner by twisting
housing counterclockwise to unlock it.
counter clockwise. Access to the bulb can be gained
through the wheel liner hole.
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
5. Disconnect the electrical connector and replace the
bulb.
Left Front Turn Signal
1. Turn the steering wheel all the way to the right (full
right lock).
Access Door
3. Disconnect the electrical connector.
4. Twist the bulb counter clockwise to remove.
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Right Front Turn Signal
d. Remove one push pin from the top of each fender.
1. Open the hood.
e. Pull the grille assembly toward you to disconnect
the grille clips to the fender and the headlamp ballstuds to the front end module.
2. Reach behind the headlight unit in the engine compartment to access the turn signal bulb.
3. Twist the bulb counterclockwise to remove.
3. Disconnect electrical connector.
4. Turn the bulb counterclockwise to remove.
4. Disconnect the electrical connector and replace the
Front Fog Lamp (Front Fascia Mounted)
bulb.
Front Side Marker
1. Open the hood.
2. Remove the grille assembly as follows:
a. Remove eight fasteners.
b. Remove two screws from each headlamp.
c. Remove two rivets from the center of the grille.
1. Reach between the front fascia and wheel liner from
under the vehicle.
2. Turn the front fog lamp bulb one quarter turn counterclockwise to remove from housing.
3. Disconnect the electrical connector and replace bulb.
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CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, and Backup Lamp
1. Open the lift gate.
2. Remove the two push pins.
Push Pins
3. Pull lamp straight back and disconnect electrical connection.
4. Remove the two screws attaching the backplate to the
lamp assembly.
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5. Pull the backplate straight back from the lamp housing.
6. Disconnect the electrical connector.
7. Remove the bulb from the backplate.
Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
1. Remove the two screws securing the CHMSL.
Screw Locations
2. Disconnect the electrical connector and washer hose (if
equipped) from the CHMSL.
3. Replace the CHMSL.
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FLUID CAPACITIES
Fuel (Approximate)
Engine Oil with Filter
3.7 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
4.0 Liter Engine (SAE 10W-30, API Certified)
Cooling System *
3.7 Liter Engine (MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Engine Coolant 5
Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
4.0 Liter Engine (MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Engine Coolant 5
Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
U.S.
19.5 Gallons
Metric
73.8 Liters
5 Quarts
5.5 Quarts
4.7 Liters
5.2 Liters
14 Quarts
13.3 Liters
14 Quarts
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Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil – 3.7L Engine
Engine Oil – 4.0L Engine
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs – 3.7L Engine
Spark Plugs – 4.0L Engine
Fuel Selection – 3.7L Engine
Fuel Selection – 4.0L Engine
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or equivalent.
Use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of
Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for
correct SAE grade.
Use API Certified SAE 10W-30 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of
Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for
correct SAE grade.
MOPAR威 Engine Oil Filter or equivalent.
ZFR6F-11G (Gap 0.043 in [1.09 mm])
ZFR5LP-13G (Gap 0.050 in [1.27 mm])
87 Octane
87 Octane Acceptable – 89 Octane Preferred
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission
Transfer Case
Front Axle
Rear Axle
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed
ATF+4威 product.
MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed
ATF+4威 product.
SAE 80W-90 Multi-Purpose Type, GL-5 Gear Lubricant or equivalent.
SAE 75W-140 Synthetic Gear Lubricant or equivalent.
MOPAR威 DOT 3 Brake Fluid, SAE J1703 should be used. If DOT 3, SAE
J1703 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids.
MOPAR威 Power Steering Fluid +4, MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed ATF+4威 product.
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EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in bold type
must be done at the times or mileages specified to ensure
the continued proper functioning of the emissions control
system. These and all other maintenance services included in this manual, should be done to provide best
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The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
equipped vehicles “Oil Change Required” will be displayed in the EVIC and a single chime will sound,
indicating that an oil change is necessary.
On Non-EVIC equipped vehicles “Change Oil” will flash
in the instrument cluster odometer and a single chime
will sound, indicating that an oil change is necessary.
Inspection and service should also be done anytime a
malfunction is suspected.
Based on engine operation conditions the oil change
indicator message will illuminate, this means that service
NOTE: Maintenance, replacement or repair of the emisis required for your vehicle. Have your vehicle serviced
sions control devices and systems on your vehicle may be
as soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
performed by any automotive repair establishment or
individual using any automotive part that has been
certified pursuant to U.S. EPA or in the State of California, California Air Resources Board regulations.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
NOTE:
• The oil change indicator message will not monitor the
time since the last oil change. Change your vehicles oil
if it has been six months since your last oil change even
if the oil change indicator message is NOT illuminated.
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Information Center (EVIC)/Oil Change Required” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or under “Instrument Cluster Description/Odometer/Trip Odometer” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
• Change your engine oil more often if you drive your At Each Stop for Fuel
vehicle off-road for an extended period of time.
• Check the engine oil level about five minutes after a
• Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
fully warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level
exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or six months, whichwhile the vehicle is on level ground will improve the
ever comes first.
accuracy of the oil level reading. Add oil only when
the level is at or below the ADD or MIN mark.
Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a • Check the windshield washer solvent and add if
required.
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• Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
damage.
• Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the terminals
as required.
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir and the
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CAUTION!
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• Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends on tires of equal size, type and circumference on each wheel. Any difference in tire size can
cause damage to the transfer case. Tire rotation
schedule should be followed to balance tire wear.
Required Maintenance Intervals
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
pages for the required maintenance intervals.
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6,000 Miles (10,000 km) or
6 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
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Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints. Perform the first inspection at 12,000 miles (20 000 km) or
12 months.
❏ Inspect exhaust system. Perform the first inspection at 12,000 miles (20 000 km) or
12 months.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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Dealer Code
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❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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30,000 Miles (50,000 km) or
30 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
36,000 Miles (60,000 km) or 36 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Replace the spark plugs (3.7L Engine).
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
❏ Inspect the transfer case fluid.
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Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
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Dealer Code
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❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front and rear axle fluid; change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet,
off-road or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
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54,000 Miles (90,000 km) or
54 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Inspect the front and rear axle fluid;
change if using your vehicle for police,
taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer
towing.
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N ❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
A ❏ Replace the ignition cables (3.7L Engine).
N ❏ Replace the spark plugs (3.7L Engine).
C ❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
E ❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
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Change the transfer case fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing.
Flush and replace the engine coolant at 60 months if not done at 102,000 miles (170 000 km).
Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play;
replace if necessary.
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66,000 Miles (110,000 km) or
66 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
72,000 Miles (120,000 km) or 72 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front and rear axle fluid; change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet,
off-road or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
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M 450 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
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N ❏ Rotate tires.
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84,000 Miles (140,000 km) or 84 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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90,000 Miles (150,000 km) or 90 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
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Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary. †
Replace the spark plugs (3.7L Engine).
Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
Inspect the transfer case fluid.
Inspect the front and rear axle fluid; change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet,
off-road or frequent trailer towing.
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M 452 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
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N ❏ Rotate tires.
A ❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
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C ❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
E ❏ Inspect the CV joints.
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❏ Inspect exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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102,000 Miles (170,000 km) or
102 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Replace the spark plugs (4.0L Engine).
❏ Replace the timing belt (4.0L Engine).
❏ Flush and replace the engine coolant if
not done at 60 months.
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108,000 Miles (180,000 km) or 108 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front and rear axle fluid; change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet,
off-road or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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114,000 Miles (190,000 km) or
114 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
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M 454 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
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N ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
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N ❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
A ❏ Replace the ignition cables (3.7L Engine).
N ❏ Replace the spark plugs (3.7L Engine).
C ❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
E ❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
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❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play;
replace if necessary.
❏ Change the transfer case fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter.
❏ Replace accessory drive belt(s).
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
126,000 Miles (210,000 km) or
126 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Inspect the front and rear axle fluid;
change if using your vehicle for police,
taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer
towing.
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132,000 Miles (220,000 km) or 132 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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M 456 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
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N ❏ Rotate tires.
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144,000 Miles (240,000 km) or 144 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front and rear axle fluid; change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet,
off-road or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
457 M
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150,000 Miles (250,000 km) or
150 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
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Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Replace the spark plugs (3.7L Engine).
Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped
with four-wheel disc brakes.
❏ Inspect the transfer case fluid.
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warranty.
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or
Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . 463
▫ Prepare For The Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . 461
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461 䡵 Warranty Information (U.S. Vehicles Only) . . . . 464
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
䡵 If You Need Assistance
䡵 MOPAR威 Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
䡵 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464
▫ Chrysler LLC Customer Center . . . . . . . . . . 462
▫ In The 50 United States And Washington,
D.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . 462
▫ In Mexico Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465
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䡵 Publication Order Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467
䡵 Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire
Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466
▫ Temperature Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467
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the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many authorized dealers, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
Prepare For The Appointment
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
If you’re having warranty work done, be sure to have the
for an appointment.
right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service The manufacturer and its authorized dealers are vitally
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
service history. This can often provide a clue to the with our products and services.
current problem.
Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
Prepare A List
We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the authorized selling dealer. They know you and the vehicle
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident best, and are most concerned that you get prompt and
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the high quality service. The manufacturer’s authorized dealservice advisor know.
ers have the facilities, factory-trained technicians, special
tools, and the latest information to ensure the vehicle is
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items and you must have your fixed correctly and in a timely manner.
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
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This is why you should always talk to an authorized • Vehicle delivery date and mileage
dealer’s service manager first. Most matters can be reChrysler LLC Customer Center
solved with this process.
P.O. Box 21–8004
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer- Phone: (800) 992-1997
ship. They want to know if you need assistance.
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
• If an authorized dealership is unable to resolve the P.O. Box 1621
concern, you may contact the Manufacturer’s Cus- Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
tomer Center.
Phone: (800) 465–2001
Any communication to the Manufacturer’s Customer In Mexico contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Center should include the following information:
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
• Owner’s name and address
Mexico, D. F.
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
In Mexico City: 5081-4568
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
• Authorized dealership name
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its Customer
Center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
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have any questions about the service contract, call the
manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer Hotline at 1-800-521-9922.
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
Service Contract
You may have purchased a service contract for a vehicle to the contract documents, and contact the person listed
to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected in those documents.
repairs after the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited We appreciate that you have made a major investment
Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only when you purchased the vehicle. An authorized dealer has
the manufacturer’s Service Contracts. If you purchased a also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
manufacturer’s Service Contract, you will receive Plan training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
Provisions and an Owner Identification Card in the mail the ownership experience. You’ll be pleased with their
within three weeks of the vehicle delivery date. If you sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
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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.
MOPAR姞 PARTS
MOPAR威 fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
available from an authorized dealer. They are recommended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle
operating at its best.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the manufacturer.
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle.
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your authorized
dealer, and the manufacturer.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–
9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
West Building, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also
obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from
http://www.safercar.gov.
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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.
NOTE: A street address is required when ordering
In Canada
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
• Service Manuals
should contact the Customer Service Department immeThese comprehensive Service Manuals provide the
diately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
defect to the Canadian government should write to:
information that students and professional technicians
need in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving,
Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations
maintaining, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group
and Recalls, 2780 Sheffield Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1B
3V9.
LLC vehicles. A complete working knowledge of the
vehicle, system, and/or components is written in
straightforward language with illustrations, diagrams,
and charts.
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• Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams, charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals make it easy for students and technicians
to find and fix problems on computer-controlled vehicle systems and features. They show exactly how to
find and correct problems the first time, using step-bystep troubleshooting and drivability procedures,
proven diagnostic tests and a complete list of all tools
and equipment.
• Owner’s Manuals
Call toll free at:
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
• www.techauthority.com
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
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.
These Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
assistance of service and engineering specialists to
acquaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC vehicles. Included are starting, operating, emergency
and maintenance procedures as well as specifications, All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety
capabilities and safety tips.
requirements in addition to these grades.
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Treadwear
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half
times as well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
Traction Grades
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions
on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
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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.
Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
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Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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INDEX
About Your Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . 402
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261,265
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69,83,192
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Antenna, Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . 306,309
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Anti-Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Assistance Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . 265
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285,290,417
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417,438
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Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Torque Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289,294
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Auxiliary Electrical Outlet (Power Outlet) . . . . . . 167
Auxiliary Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake/Transmission Interlock . .
Break-In Recommendations, New
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . .
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Vehicle . . . . . . . . 81
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
. . . . . . . . . . . 84,431
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . 23
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,83
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306,309
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Calibration, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202,209
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82,352
Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Cargo Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Cargo Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
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472
INDEX
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92,261
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Check Engine Light
(Malfunction Indicator Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197,396
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71,72,76,79
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75,76
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215,230,231,235,244
Coin Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199,202,208
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202,209
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201,210
Computer, Trip/Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . 410,436,437
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
INDEX
473
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83,263,269
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Dipsticks
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Disposal
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Used Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Door Opener, Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Off-Pavement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Electrical Outlet, Auxiliary (Power Outlet) . . . . . . 167
Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Electronic Roll Mitigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Electronic Stability Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . 148
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) . . . . . . . . . 186,312
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . 203
Emergency, In Case of
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
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474
INDEX
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . 396,440
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393,394
Compartment Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82,352
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347,436
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399,436,437
Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . 67
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82,352
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82,407
Exterior Finish Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Fabric Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402,437
Finish Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
INDEX
Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84,187,432,433,434
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Fluid Level Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418,419
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . 437
Fog Light Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141,433
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Four Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
475
Four Wheel Drive Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Four-Way Hazard Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Front Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347,348,437
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Fuel System Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . 353,354,396
Gas Gauge (Fuel Gauge) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
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476
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Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,121,347
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355,358
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355,357
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Hands-Free Phone (uconnect™)
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . .
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . .
Head Rests . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlights
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimmer Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holder, Coin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holder, Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HomeLink威 (Garage Door Opener) Transmitter
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Ignition . . . . . . . . .
Key . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Ignition Key Removal
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141
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139
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261
282
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171
170
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137
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INDEX
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71,72
Inflation Pressure Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183,184
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378,380
Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Key, Programming . . . . .
Key, Replacement . . . . .
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer)
Key-In Reminder . . . . . .
Keyless Entry System . . .
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
LATCH
(Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren) . . . . . 75,76
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84,139
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69,83,192
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478
INDEX
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186,312
Engine Temperature Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141,191,433
Four-Wheel Drive Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139,184
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184,185
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . 197
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Rear Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Rear Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . . 197
Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . 192,337
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479
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Maintenance, Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) . . 197,396
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465
Manual Transmission
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199,207
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398,464
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403 Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84,142,432,433,434
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . 184
Load Floor, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Low Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
(LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75,76
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Luggage Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
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New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192,287,292
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . 347,348 Overdrive OFF Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287,292
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184,376
Odometer
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . 5,465
Off-Pavement Driving (Off-Road) . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Off-Road Driving (Off-Pavement) . . . . . . . . . . . . 298 Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399,437 Paint Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436 Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399 Park Sense System, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402,437 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 Parking On Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401 Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400,436 Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401 Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401,436 Pets, Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395,396 Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
INDEX
Phone, Hands-Free (uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . 323
Polishing and Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302,303
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . .
Radio Operation . . . . . .
Radio, Satellite (uconnect威
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Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Rear Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Release, Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . 259
Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464
Restraint, Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
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Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Roll Over Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Roof Type Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Satellite Radio (uconnect威 studios) . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,83
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . 43
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71,79
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
INDEX
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463
Service Engine Soon Light
(Malfunction Indicator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215,230,231,235,244
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Shift Lock Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Shifting
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285,290
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Side Window Demisters (Defrosters) . . . . . . . . . . 272
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84,142,187,432,433,434
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330,378
Specifications
Fuel (Gasoline) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
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Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Engine Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Steering
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302,303
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Wheel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Storage Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Sun Visor Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . 51
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Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . 265
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . 184
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Tie Down Hooks, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Tip Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . 323
Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84,327,466
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Torque Converter Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289,294
INDEX
485
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357 Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418,438
24-Hour Towing Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363 Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285,290
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285,290
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Towing Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190,309 Transmitter Battery Service
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357 (Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372 Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLink威) . . 157
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362 Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366 Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 Trip Odometer Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Trailer Towing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363 Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142,187,432,433,434
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 uconnect™ (Hands-Free Phone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422 Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Wheel Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201,210 Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36,166
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355 Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323,355
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83,263,269
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272 Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143,146,406
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Wiper, Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Warning Lights
(Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Wiper, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Warning, Roll Over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Wrecker Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143,146,406
Waxing and Polishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Upholstery Care
Chrysler Group LLC
10KA74-126-AB
2nd Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
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