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Dodge 2008 ND Dakota Owner`s manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
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INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS
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STARTING AND OPERATING
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
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INDEX
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CONTENTS
m Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
m Vehicle Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
m How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
m Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
m Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
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INTRODUCTION
This manual has been prepared with the assistance of
service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with
the operation and maintenance of your new vehicle. It is
supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet and
various customer oriented documents. You are urged to
read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored
in the vehicle for convenient reference and remain with
the vehicle when sold, so that the new owner will be
aware of all safety warnings.
When it comes to service, remember that your dealer
knows your vehicle best, has the factory-trained technicians and genuine Mopart parts, and is interested in
your satisfaction.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Consult the table of contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
The detailed index, at the rear of this manual, contains a
complete listing of all subjects.
Consult the following table for a description of the
symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
this owner’s manual:
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This manual contains WARNINGS against operating
procedures, which could result in an accident or bodily
injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures,
which could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do
not read this entire manual, you may miss important
information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is found on a
stamped plate located on the left front corner of the
instrument panel pad, visible from outside of the vehicle
through the windshield. This number also appears on the
Automobile Information Disclosure Label affixed to a
window on your vehicle. Save this label for a convenient
record of your vehicle identification number and optional
equipment.
NOTE: It is illegal to remove the VIN plate.
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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
m A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ Locking Doors With The Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
m Sentry Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
m Steering Wheel Lock — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ If You Wish To Manually Lock The
Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ To Release The Steering Wheel Lock . . . . . . . . .18
▫ Automatic Transmission Ignition
Interlock System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
m Security Alarm System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .19
▫ To Set The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
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m Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Child Protection Door Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
▫ Vehicles Equipped With Power Door Locks . . . .20
m Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
m Remote Keyless Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
▫ To Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Auto Down (Driver’s Side Only) . . . . . . . . . . .34
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Window Lockout Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
m Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . . .25
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
▫ Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . .40
m Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . .27
▫ Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR)
Mode – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
m Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Center Lap Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
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▫ Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System
(BeltAlert) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . .44
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
▫ Driver And Right Front Passenger Supplemental
Restraint System (SRS) – Airbags . . . . . . . . . . .45
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
▫ Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
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m Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . .68
m Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside
The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
The dealer that sold you your new vehicle has the key
code numbers for your vehicle locks. These numbers can
be used to order duplicate keys from your dealer. Ask
your dealer for these numbers and keep them in a safe
place.
Ignition Key Removal
Automatic Transmission
Place the shift lever in PARK. Turn the ignition switch to
the LOCK position, and remove the key.
Ignition Switch Positions
Ignition Key
NOTE: If you try to remove the key before you place the
lever in PARK, the key may become trapped temporarily
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in the ignition cylinder. If this occurs, rotate the key to the
right slightly, then remove the key as described. If a
malfunction occurs, the system will trap the key in the
ignition cylinder to warn you that this safety feature is
inoperable. The engine can be started and stopped but
the key cannot be removed until you obtain service.
WARNING!
Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Don’t leave the keys in the
ignition. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove key from the ignition and lock all doors
when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Manual Transmission—If Equipped
When the steering wheel is in the LOCK position, the
steering and ignition systems are locked to provide
antitheft protection for your vehicle. It may be difficult to
turn the key from the LOCK position when starting your
vehicle. Move the steering wheel left and right while
turning the key until it turns easily. To remove the key,
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depress and hold the release button located between the
ignition switch and the instrument panel. Turn the ignition key to LOCK and remove the key.
Locking Doors With The Key
You can insert the key with either side up. To lock the
door, turn the key rearward, to unlock the door, turn the
key forward. See Section 7 of this manual for door lock
lubrication.
SENTRY KEY
The Sentry Key Immobilizer System prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
or unlocked.
Ignition Key Release Button
The system uses ignition keys, which have an embedded
electronic chip (transponder), to prevent unauthorized
vehicle operation. Therefore, only keys that are programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate
the vehicle. The system will shut the engine off in two (2)
seconds if someone uses an invalid key to start the
engine.
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NOTE: A key, which has not been programmed, is also
considered an invalid key even if it is cut to fit the
ignition switch lock cylinder for that vehicle.
During normal operation, after turning on the ignition
switch, the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will
turn on for three (3) seconds for a bulb check. If the light
remains on after the bulb check, it indicates that there is
a problem with the electronics. In addition, if the light
begins to flash after the bulb check, it indicates that
someone used an invalid key to start the engine. Either of
these conditions will result in the engine being shut off
after two (2) seconds.
If the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator 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.
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NOTE:
• The Sentry Key Immobilizer System is not compatible
with some after-market remote starting systems. Use
of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and loss of security protection.
• Exxon/Mobil Speed Pass,™ additional Sentry Keys, or
any other transponder-equipped components on the
same key chain will not cause a key-related (transponder) fault unless the additional part is physically held
against the ignition key being used when starting the
vehicle. Cell phones, pagers, or other RF electronics
will not cause interference with this system.
All of the keys provided with your new vehicle have
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
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Replacement Keys
NOTE: Only keys that are programmed to the vehicle
electronics can be used to start and operate the vehicle.
Once a Sentry Key is programmed to a vehicle, it cannot
be programmed to any other vehicle.
CAUTION!
authorized dealer or by using the Customer Key Programming procedure. This procedure consists of programming a blank key to the vehicle electronics. A blank
key is one, which has never been programmed.
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key Immobilizer
System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to the
dealer.
Always remove Sentry Keys from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Customer Key Programming
If you have two valid sentry keys, you can program new
sentry keys to the system by performing the following
procedure:
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit PIN number. Keep the PIN in a secure
location. This number is required for dealer replacement
of keys. Duplication of keys may be performed at an
1. Cut the additional Sentry Key Transponder blank(s) to
match the ignition switch lock cylinder key code.
2. Insert the first valid key into the ignition switch. Turn
the ignition switch to the “ON” position for at least 3
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seconds, but no longer than 15-seconds. Then, turn the
ignition switch to the “LOCK” position and remove the
first key.
The new Sentry Key is programmed. The Keyless Entry
Transmitter will also be programmed during this procedure.
3. Insert the second valid key into the ignition switch.
Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position within 15
seconds. After ten seconds, a chime will sound. In
addition, the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will
begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK”
position and remove the second key.
Repeat this procedure to program up to 8 keys. If you do
not have a programmed sentry key, contact your dealer
for details.
4. Insert a blank Sentry Key into the ignition switch. Turn
the ignition switch to the “ON” position within 60
seconds. After 10 seconds, a single chime will sound. In
addition, the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will
stop flashing. To indicate that programming is complete,
the indicator light will turn on again for 3 seconds and
then turn off.
NOTE: If a programmed key is lost, see your dealer to
have all remaining keys erased from the systems
memory. This will prevent the lost key from starting your
vehicle. The remaining keys must then be reprogrammed. All vehicle keys must be taken to the dealer at
the time of service to be reprogrammed.
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General Information
The Sentry Key system complies with FCC rules part 15
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is
subject to the following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
STEERING WHEEL LOCK — IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with a passive steering
wheel lock. This lock prevents steering the vehicle without the ignition key. If the steering wheel is moved no
more than 1/2 turn in either direction and the key is not
in the ignition switch, the steering wheel will lock.
If You Wish To Manually Lock The Steering
Wheel:
With the engine running, turn the steering wheel upside
down, turn off the engine and remove the key. Turn the
steering wheel slightly in either direction until the lock
engages.
To Release The Steering Wheel Lock:
Insert the key in the ignition switch and start the engine.
If the key is difficult to turn, move the wheel slightly to
the right or left to disengage the lock.
NOTE: If you turned the wheel to the right to engage
the lock, you must turn the wheel slightly to the right to
disengage it. If you turned the wheel to the left to engage
the lock, turn the wheel slightly to the left to disengage it.
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Automatic Transmission Ignition Interlock System
This system prevents the key from being removed unless
the shift lever is in PARK. It also prevents shifting out of
PARK unless the key is in the ACC, or ON positions, and
the brake pedal is depressed.
system is arming. The security light in the instrument
panel cluster will flash rapidly for about 15 seconds to
indicate that the alarm is being set. After the alarm is set,
the security light will flash at a slower rate to indicate
that the system is armed.
SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This system monitors the vehicle doors and ignition for
unauthorized operation. When the alarm is activated, the
system provides both audible and visual signals. The
horn will sound repeatedly for 3 minutes and the headlights and security light in the instrument cluster will
flash for an additional 15 minutes. The engine will not
run until the system is disarmed.
NOTE: If the security light stays on continuously during
vehicle operation, have the system checked by your
dealer.
To Set the Alarm:
The alarm will set when you use the power door locks or
use the Keyless Entry transmitter to lock the doors. After
all the doors are locked and closed, the security light in
the instrument cluster will flash rapidly to signal that the
To Disarm the System:
Use the Remote Keyless Entry transmitter to unlock the
doors. If something has triggered the system in your
absence, the horn will sound three times when you
unlock the doors. Check the vehicle for tampering.
The security system will also disarm, if the vehicle is
started with a programmed Sentry Key. If an unprogrammed Sentry Key is used to start a vehicle, the engine
will start and run for 2 seconds and then shut down.
After six unsuccessful attempts at starting the engine, the
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system will shut down until the correct key is used. To
exit alarming mode, press the transmitter Unlock button
or start the vehicle with a programmed Sentry Key.
The security alarm system is designed to protect your
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
system will arm unexpectedly. If you remain in the
vehicle and lock the doors with the transmitter, the alarm
will sound when you pull the door handle to exit.
NOTE: You may accidentally activate the security system (horn sounds and lights flash) by entering the vehicle
without using the key fob to unlock the door(s). The
security system can be disarmed with the key fob’s
UNLOCK button or by inserting a programmed Sentry
Key into the ignition and turning the key to the ON
position.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
Vehicles Equipped With Power Door Locks
All interior lights will illuminate in the vehicle when the
doors are unlocked using the key fob.
The interior lights will remain on for 30 seconds after the
last door is closed, or until all doors are closed and either
the ignition is turned to the ON position or a key fob
LOCK button is pressed.
There is also a battery saver feature that will turn the
interior lights off after 8 minutes if the ignition is OFF
and a door is left open or the dimmer control is in the
interior lights ON position.
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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
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NOTE: The line of transmission must not be blocked
with metal objects.
To unlock the doors:
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the transmitter
once to unlock only the driver’s door or twice to unlock
all the doors. When the UNLOCK button is pressed, the
illuminated entry will initiate, and the parking lights will
flash on twice.
The system can be programmed to unlock all the doors
upon the first UNLOCK button press by using the
following procedure:
Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors or
activate the panic alarm from distances a minimum of 66
feet (20 meters) using a hand held radio transmitter. The
transmitter need not be pointed at the vehicle to activate
the system.
1. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed
key fob.
2. Continue to hold the LOCK button at least 4 seconds,
but not longer than 10 seconds, then press and hold the
UNLOCK button. A single chime will sound to indicate
that this feature has changed.
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3. Release both buttons at the same time.
4. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle, by
pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK button on the transmitter.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the transmitter
while you are inside the vehicle will activate the Security
Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button
to deactivate the Security Alarm.
5. If the desired programming was not achieved or to
reactivate this feature, repeat the above steps.
To lock the doors:
Press and release the LOCK button on the key fob to lock
all doors. If the ignition is OFF, when the doors are
locked, the parking lights will flash on once and the horn
will chirp once.
Horn Chirp Programming
The horn chirp feature will be shipped from the assembly
plants activated. If desired this feature can be disabled by
using the following procedure:
1. Press and hold the LOCK button on the transmitter.
2. After holding the LOCK button for four seconds, also
press the PANIC button within 6 seconds. A single chime
will sound to indicate that this feature has changed.
3. Release both buttons at the same time.
4. To reactivate this feature, repeat the above steps.
5. Test the horn chirp feature while outside of the vehicle, by pressing the LOCK button on the transmitter
with the ignition in the OFF position and the key
removed.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the transmitter,
while you are inside the vehicle, will activate the Security
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Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button
to deactivate the Security Alarm.
6. If the desired programming was not achieved or to
reactivate this feature, repeat the above steps.
Flash Lamps with Lock Programming
1. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on the transmitter.
2. After holding the UNLOCK button for four seconds,
also press the LOCK button within 6 seconds. A single
chime will sound to indicate that this feature has
changed.
3. Release both buttons at the same time.
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4. Test the flash lamps with LOCK feature while outside
of the vehicle, by pressing the LOCK button on the
transmitter with the ignition in the OFF position, and the
key removed.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the transmitter,
while you are in the vehicle, will activate the Security
Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button
to deactivate the Security Alarm.
5. If the desired programming was not achieved or to
reactivate this feature, repeat the above steps.
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Using the Panic Alarm
To activate the Panic mode while the ignition is OFF press
and release the PANIC button on the transmitter once.
When the Panic mode is activated, the interior lights will
illuminate, the headlamps and parking lights will flash,
and the horn will sound.
To cancel the Panic mode press and release the PANIC
button on the transmitter a second time. Panic mode will
automatically cancel after 3 minutes or if the vehicle is
started or exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). During the Panic
Mode, the door locks and remote keyless entry systems
will function normally. Panic mode will not disarm the
security system on vehicles so equipped.
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.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
If your Remote Lock Control fails to operate from a
normal distance, check for these two conditions.
1. Weak batteries in transmitter. The expected life of
batteries is five years.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, military base, and some mobile
or CB radios.
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Programming Additional Transmitters
Vehicles will be shipped from the assembly plants with
two transmitters programmed only for that vehicle. A
total of eight transmitters can be programmed for your
vehicle. Additional transmitters can be programmed to
your vehicle through the use of a currently programmed
fob.
NOTE: When entering program mode using that fob, all
other programmed transmitters will be erased and you
will have to reprogram them for your vehicle.
Use the following procedure to program additional key
fobs if the vehicle is not equipped with Sentry Key:
1. Enter your vehicle and close all doors.
2. Fasten your seat belt (Fastening the seatbelt will cancel
any chiming that may confuse you during this programming procedure).
3. Place the key into the ignition.
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4. Turn the ignition to the ON position ( Do not start the
engine ).
5. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on the key fob.
6. After holding the UNLOCK button for four seconds,
also press the PANIC button within 6 seconds.
7. When a single chime is heard release both buttons. The
chime is an indication that you have successfully entered
program mode. All transmitters that are to be programmed must be done so within 60 seconds of when the
chime was heard.
8. Using the fob to be programmed, press and hold both
the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons, simultaneously for 2
seconds and then release.
9. Press and release the UNLOCK button a single chime
will be heard.
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10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 to program up to six additional
transmitters.
11. Turn the ignition to the OFF position.
flat blade to pry the two halves of the transmitter apart.
Make sure not to damage the elastomer seal during
removal.
12. Your vehicle will remain in program mode up to 60
seconds from when the original chime was heard. After
60 seconds, all programmed transmitters function normally.
NOTE: If you do not have a programmed transmitter,
contact your dealer for details.
Battery Replacement
The recommended replacement battery is CR2032.
NOTE: Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply, see www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
1. If the key fob is equipped with a screw, remove the
screw. With the transmitter buttons facing down, use a
2. Remove and replace the battery. When replacing the
battery, match the + sign on battery to the + sign on the
inside of the battery clip, located on back cover. Avoid
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touching the new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may
cause battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it
with rubbing alcohol.
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indicate that the vehicle is about to start, the parking
lights will flash and the horn will sound briefly.
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3. To reassemble the transmitter case, snap the two
halves of the case together. Make sure there is an even
“gap” between the two halves. If equipped, install and
tighten the screw until snug. Test transmitter operation.
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with a remote starting
system, which will allow the vehicle to be started from
distances up to approximately 300 feet away from the
vehicle using the remote keyless entry key fob which is
part of your ignition key.
In order to remote start your vehicle, the hood, and all the
doors must be closed.
To remote start your vehicle, press the REMOTE START
button on the key fob twice within three seconds. To
Remote Start Transmitter
Once the vehicle has started, the engine will run for 15
minutes. To cancel remote start, press the REMOTE
START button once.
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The parking lamps will remain illuminated to indicate
that the vehicle has remote started and the engine is
running. The lamps will turn off when the ignition is
turned to RUN or the remote start is cancelled.
To enter the vehicle while the engine is running during a
remote start, you must first unlock the vehicle using the
UNLOCK button on the key fob. After the vehicle is
unlocked, you have 15 minutes to enter the vehicle, insert
the key in the Ignition and move it to the RUN position,
otherwise the engine will cancel remote start and automatically turn off.
• The transmission is moved out of park
• The brake pedal is pressed.
The vehicle can be started remotely up to a maximum of
two times. The vehicle is also allowed a maximum of one
failed start, where the remote start sequence was initiated
but the engine stopped cranking without starting. After
either of these conditions, or if the Vehicle Theft Alarm is
alarming, or if the PANIC button was pressed, the vehicle
must be reset by inserting a valid key into the ignition
and moving it to the RUN position, then back to LOCK.
Remote start will also cancel if any of the following occur:
DOOR LOCKS
• If the engine stalls or RPM exceeds 2500
Manual Door Locks
All the doors can be “manually” locked from the inside
by pushing down the door lock plunger, located on the
door trim panel. Both front doors may be opened from
the inside with the door lock plunger in the down or
locked position.
• Any engine warning lamps come on
• The hood is opened
• The hazard switch is pressed
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WARNING!
For personal security and safety in the event of an
accident, lock the vehicle doors as you drive as well
as when you park and leave the vehicle.
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Power Door Locks
A power door lock switch is on each front door trim
panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors.
WARNING!
Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Don’t leave the keys in the
ignition. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
Power Door Lock Switch
If you press the power door lock switch while the key is
in the ignition, and any front door is open, the power
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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. A
chime will sound if the key is in the ignition switch and
a door is open, as a reminder to remove the key.
2. Fasten your seat belt (fastening the seat belt will cancel
any chiming that may confuse you during this programming procedure).
• The driver’s door is open while the key is in the
ignition.
4. Within 10 seconds, cycle the key from the LOCK
position to the ON position and back to LOCK position a
minimum of four times; ending in the LOCK position (do
not start the engine)
Automatic Door Locks
If this feature is enabled, your door locks will lock
automatically when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph
(24 km/h).
This feature is enabled when your vehicle is shipped
from the assembly plant and can be disabled by using the
following procedure:
1. Enter your vehicle and close all doors.
3. Place the key into the ignition.
5. Within 30 seconds, press the driver’s door lock switch
in the LOCK direction.
6. A single chime will be heard to indicate the feature has
been disabled.
7. To re-activate this feature, repeat the above steps.
8. If a chime is not heard, program mode was canceled
before the feature could be disabled. If necessary, repeat
the above procedure.
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Auto Unlock On Exit Feature - If Equipped
This feature unlocks all of the doors of the vehicle when
any door is opened. This will occur only after the vehicle
has been shifted into the Park position after the vehicle
has been driven (shifted out of Park and the doors
closed).
Auto Unlock Feature Programming
Customer Programming sequence to disable or enable:
1. Enter your vehicle and close all doors.
2. Fasten your seat belt (fastening the seat belt will cancel
any chiming that may be confusing during this programming procedure).
3. Insert the key into the ignition.
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4. Within 15 seconds, cycle the key from the LOCK
position to the ON position and back to LOCK position a
minimum of four times; ending in the LOCK position (do
not start the engine).
5. Within 30 seconds, press the driver’s door lock switch
in the UNLOCK direction.
6. A single chime will sound to indicate the feature has
been changed.
7. To reactivate the feature, repeat the above steps.
8. If a chime is not heard, program mode was canceled
before the feature could be changed. If necessary repeat
the above procedure.
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Child Protection Door Lock
To provide a safer environment for children riding in the
rear seat, the rear doors of your vehicle have the childprotection door lock system.
child-protection locks. When the system on a door is
engaged, that door can only be opened by using the
outside door handle even if the inside door lock is in the
unlocked position.
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.
NOTE: After setting the child protection door lock
system, always test the door from the inside to make
certain it is in the desired position.
Child Lock Lever
To use the system, open each rear door, slide the lever
UP to engage the locks and DOWN to disengage the
NOTE: For emergency exit with the system engaged,
move the door lock switch to the UNLOCK position, roll
down the window and open the door with the outside
door handle.
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WINDOWS
Power Windows
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windows will operate when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON or ACC (Accessory) position and for ten
minutes after the ignition is turned off or the driver’s
door is opened.
WARNING!
Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Don’t leave the keys in the
ignition. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
Power Window Switch
The control on the left front door has up-down switches
that give you finger tip control of all four power windows. There is a single opening and closing switch on the
passenger doors for passenger window control. The
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Auto Down (Driver’s Side Only)
The driver’s window switch has an Auto Down feature.
Push the window switch past the first detent, release, and
the window will go down automatically. To cancel the
Auto Down movement, operate the switch in either the
up or down direction and release the switch.
Window Lockout Switch
The window lockout switch on the driver’s door allows
you to disable the window control on the other doors. To
disable the window controls on the other doors, press the
window lock button. To enable the window controls,
press the window control button again.
Power Window Lock Out Switch
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 partially open. This is a normal
occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs
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with the rear windows open, open the front and rear
windows together to minimize the buffeting.
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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.
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
Some of the most important safety features in your
vehicle are the restraint systems. These include the front
and rear seat belts for the driver and all passengers, knee
bolsters, front airbags for both the driver and front
passenger, and if equipped left and right side curtain
airbags for the driver and passengers seated next to a
window. If you will be carrying children too small for
adult-size seat belts, your seat belts or the LATCH feature
(refer to the Child Restraint section in this manual), can
be used to hold infant and child restraint systems.
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen
far away from home or on your own street.
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.
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and that
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
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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 except the front center seating
position (with full bench seat) 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 collision, the belt
will lock and reduce the risk of your striking the inside of
the vehicle or being thrown out.
WARNING!
It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed.
Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts.
Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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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, too.
• 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 above the back of the front
seat, next to your arm in the rear seat. Grasp the latch
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plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate up the
webbing as far as necessary to allow the belt to go around
your lap.
WARNING!
• A belt 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.
And 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.
3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
• 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.
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4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up
on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight,
tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt
reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in a collision.
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WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be
at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your
abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt can’t do its job 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 dealer and have it fixed.
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor
will withdraw any slack in the belt.
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6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position.
If necessary, slide the latch plate down the webbing to
allow the belt to retract fully.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.).
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the front row outboard seats, the shoulder belt can be
adjusted upward or downward to help position the belt
away from your neck. Push in on the anchorage release
button to release the anchorage, and then move it up or
down to the position that serves you best.
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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
Anytime a child safety seat is installed in a passenger
seating position. Children 12 years old and under should
be properly restrained in the rear seat whenever possible.
As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will
prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average,
you’ll prefer a higher position. When you release the
anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that
it is locked in the desired position.
The adjuster has an easy up (EZ Up) feature, which will
allow it to be moved up without engaging the button.
How To Use The Automatic Locking Mode
1. Buckle the combination lap/shoulder belt.
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
the entire belt is extracted.
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3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is
now in the automatic locking mode.
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Disconnect the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow
it to retract completely to disengage the automatic locking mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency)
locking mode.
Center Lap Belts
The center seat position on the front seat bench has a lap
belt only. To fasten the lap belt, slide the latch plate into
the buckle until you hear a “click.” To lengthen the lap
belt, tilt the latch plate and pull. To remove slack, pull the
loose end of the webbing. Wear the lap belt snug against
the hips. Sit back and erect in the seat, then adjust the belt
as tightly as is comfortable.
Seat Belt Pretensioners
The seat belts for front outboard seating positions are
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove any slack from the seat belt system in the event of
a collision. These devices improve the performance of the
seat belt by assuring that the belt is tight about the
occupant early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all
size occupants, including those in child restraints.
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be
worn snugly and positioned properly.
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). Like the airbags, the pretensioners are single use items. After a collision that is severe
enough to deploy the airbags and pretensioners, both
must be replaced.
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Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System
(BeltAlert)
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 Enhanced Warning
System (BeltAlert) will alert the driver to buckle their seat
belt. The driver should also instruct all other occupants to
buckle their seat belts. If the driver unbuckles the seat
belt while the vehicle is in motion an immediate chime
will be heard and, the Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlert) will continue to chime and flash the Seat Belt
Warning Light for 96 seconds or until the driver’s seat
belt is buckled. The Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlert) 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).
The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be enabled or disabled by your authorized dealer or by
following these steps:
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NOTE: The following steps must occur within the first
60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON
or START position. DaimlerChrysler does not recommend deactivating the Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlert).
1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and
buckle the driver’s seat belt.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position and wait
for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn off.
3. Within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle, unbuckle
and then re-buckle the driver’s seat belt at least three
times within 10 seconds, ending with the seat belt
buckled.
4. Turn off the engine. A single chime will sound to
signify that you have successfully completed the programming.
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The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.
NOTE: Although the Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlert) has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning
Light will continue to illuminate while the driver’s seat
belt remains unbuckled.
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
We recommend that pregnant women use seat belts
throughout their pregnancies. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug against the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is a collision.
Seat Belt Extender
If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended, your
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
long enough. When it is not required, remove the extender and store it.
WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use the
seat belt extender when the lap belt is not long
enough when it is worn low and snug, and in the
recommended seating positions. Remove and store
the extender when not needed.
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Driver And Right Front Passenger Supplemental
Restraint System (SRS) – Airbags
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steering wheel. The passenger front airbag is mounted in
the instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
words SRS/AIRBAG are embossed on the airbag covers.
NOTE: The front airbags are certified to the Federal
regulations that allow less forceful deployment.
The front airbags have a multistage inflator design. This
may allow the airbag to have different rates of inflation
that are based on collision severity and occupant size.
1 - Airbags
2 - Knee Bolsters
This vehicle has airbags for both the driver and right
front passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint
systems. The driver’s front airbag is mounted in the
This vehicle may also be equipped with window bags to
protect the driver, front, and rear passengers sitting next
to a window. If the vehicle is equipped with window
bags, they are located above the side windows. Their
covers are also labeled SRS AIRBAG.
NOTE: Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior
trim; but they will open to allow airbag deployment.
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WARNING!
• 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 are no longer functional. These
protective covers for the airbag cushions are designed to open only when the airbags are inflating.
• If your vehicle is equipped with window bags, do
not stack luggage or other cargo up high enough to
block the location of the window bag. The area
where the window bag is located should remain
free from any obstructions.
• If your vehicle is equipped with window bags, do
not have any accessory items installed which will
alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to your
vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation
on the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof of the
vehicle for any reason.
NOTE: Do not use a clothing bar mounted to the coat
hooks in this vehicle. A clothing bar will impede the
proper performance of the window bags.
Along with the seat belts, front airbags work with the
instrument panel knee bolsters to provide improved
protection for the driver and front passenger. Window
bags also work with seat belts to improve occupant
protection.
The seat belts are designed to protect you in many types
of collisions. The front airbags deploy in moderate to
severe frontal collisions.
If your vehicle is so equipped, the window bag on the
crash side of the vehicle is triggered in moderate to
severe side collisions. But even in collisions where the
airbags work, you need the seat belts to keep you in the
right position for the airbags to protect you properly.
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Here are some simple steps you can follow to minimize
the risk of harm from a deploying airbag.
2. All occupants should use their lap and shoulder belts
properly.
1. Children 12 years and under should always ride
buckled up in a rear seat in an appropriate child restraint.
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be moved
back as far as practical to allow the airbag room to inflate.
Infants in rear-facing child restraints should NEVER ride
in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger front airbag.
An airbag deployment can cause severe injury or death to
infants in that position.
4. If your vehicle has window airbags, do not lean
against the door or window, airbags will inflate forcefully
into the space between you and the door.
If a child from 1 to 12 years old must ride in the front
passenger seat because the vehicle is crowded, move the
seat as far back as possible, and use the proper child
restraint. See 9Child Restraint9 in this section.
You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
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 in the 9If
You Need Customer Assistance9 section later in this
owner’s manual.
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WARNING!
Air Bag System Components
The airbag system consists of the following:
• 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.
• Occupant Restraint Controller
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during airbag deployment could cause serious injury. Airbags need room to inflate. Sit back,
comfortably extending your arms to reach the
steering wheel or instrument panel.
• Passenger Airbag
• If the vehicle has window bags, they also need
room to inflate. Do not lean against the door or
window. Sit upright in the center of the seat.
• Interconnecting Wiring
• Side Remote Acceleration Sensors – If Equipped
• Airbag Warning Light
• Driver Airbag
• Window Bags above Side Windows – If Equipped
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
• Knee Impact Bolsters
• Front Acceleration Sensors
• Driver and Front Passenger Seat Belt Pretensioners
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How the Airbag System Works
• The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines
if a frontal collision is severe enough to require the
airbags to inflate. The front airbag inflators are designed to provide different rates of airbag inflation
from direction provided by the ORC. The ORC will not
detect roll over.
The ORC also monitors the readiness of the electronic
parts of the system whenever the ignition switch is in
the START or RUN positions. These include all of the
items listed above except the steering wheel and
column, and knee bolsters. If the key is in the OFF
position, in the ACC position, or not in the ignition,
the airbags are not on and will not inflate.
During a moderate-to-severe rear impact the ORC may
deploy the seat belt pretensioners alone.
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Also, the ORC turns on the AIRBAG warning
light in the instrument cluster for 6 to 8 seconds
for a self-check when the ignition is first turned
on. After the self-check, the AIRBAG warning
light will turn off. If the ORC detects a malfunction in any
part of the system, it turns on the AIRBAG warning light
either momentarily or continuously. A single chime will
sound if the light comes on again after initial start up.
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.
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NOTE: Children 12 years and under should always ride
buckled up in a rear seat in an appropriate child restraint.
• 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 nontoxic gas is generated to
inflate the front airbags. Different airbag inflation rates
may be possible based on collision severity and occupant size. 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 - 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’s front
airbag gas is vented through vent holes in the sides of
the airbag. The passenger’s front airbag gas is vented
through vent holes in the sides of the airbag. In this
way the airbags do not interfere with your control of
the vehicle.
• The Side Impact SRS Window Bags are designed to
activate only in certain side collisions. When the ORC
(with side impact option) detects a collision requiring
the window bags to inflate, it signals the inflators on
the crash side of the vehicle. A quantity of nontoxic gas
is generated to inflate the window bag. The inflating
window bag pushes the outside edge of the headliner
out of the way and covers the window. The airbag
forcefully inflates in about one quarter of the time it
takes to blink your eye. Make sure you are seated and
belted properly and do not position items in the area
where the window bag inflates. This especially applies
to children. The window bag is only about 3-1/2
inches (9 cm) thick when it is inflated.
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NOTE: At no time should any supplemental restraint
system (SRS) component or SRS related component or
fastener be modified or replaced with any part except
those which are approved by DaimlerChrysler/Mopar.
• The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of
the driver and the front passenger, and position everyone for the best interaction with the front airbag.
If A Deployment Occurs
The airbag system is designed to deploy the airbags
when the impact sensors detect a moderate-to-severe
frontal collision, to help restrain the driver and front
passenger, and then immediately deflate.
NOTE: A frontal collision that is not severe enough to
need airbag protection will not activate the system. This
does not mean something is wrong with the airbag
system.
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If you do have a collision which deploys the airbags, any
or all of the following may occur:
• 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 particles. The particles are a normal byproduct of the process that generates the nontoxic gas
used for airbag inflation. These airborne particles may
irritate the skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin
or eye irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For
nose or throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the
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irritation continues, see your doctor. If these particles
settle on your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
• It is not advisable to drive your vehicle after the
airbags have deployed. If you are involved in another
collision, the airbags will not be in place to protect you.
WARNING!
Deployed airbags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
protect you in another collision. Have the airbags,
and both front seat belt retractor assemblies (w/
pretensioners), replaced by an authorized dealer as
soon as possible.
Maintaining Your Airbag System
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. Do not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure,
or add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• You need proper knee impact protection in a
collision. Do not mount or locate any aftermarket
equipment on or behind the knee bolsters.
• 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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• The light remains on or flickers after the 6 to 8 second
interval.
Enhanced Accident Response System
If the airbags deploy after an impact and the electrical
system remains functional, vehicles equipped with
power door locks will unlock automatically. In addition,
approximately 5 seconds after the vehicle has stopped
moving, the interior lights will light until the ignition
switch is turned off.
• The light flickers or comes on and remains on while
driving.
Airbag Light
You will want to have the airbags ready to
inflate for your protection in an impact. While
the airbag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of the following occurs, have
an authorized dealer service the system promptly:
• The airbag light does not come on or flickers during
the 6 to 8 seconds when the ignition switch is first
turned on.
NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer or any engine
related gauges are not working, the airbag control module may also be disabled. The airbags may not be ready
to inflate for your protection. Promptly check the fuse
block for blown fuses. Refer to the label located on the
inside of the fuse block cover for the proper airbag fuses.
See your dealer if the fuse is good.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
In the event of an accident, your vehicle is designed to
record up to 5-seconds of specific vehicle data parameters
(see the following list) in an event data recorder prior to
the moment of airbag deployment, and up to a quarter
second of high-speed deceleration data during and/or
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after airbag deployment. EDR data are ONLY recorded if
an airbag deploys, and are otherwise unavailable.
NOTE: Under certain circumstances, EDR data may not
be recorded (e.g., loss of battery power).
In conjunction with other data gathered during a complete accident investigation, the electronic data may be
used by DaimlerChrysler Corporation 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
DaimlerChrysler Corporation, such investigations may
be requested by customers, insurance carriers, government officials, and professional crash researchers, such as
those associated with universities, and with hospital and
insurance organizations.
In the event that an investigation is undertaken by
DaimlerChrysler Corporation (regardless of initiative),
the company or its designated representative will first
obtain permission of the appropriate custodial entity for
the vehicle (usually the vehicle owner or lessee) before
accessing the electronic data stored, unless ordered to
download data by a court with legal jurisdiction (i.e.,
pursuant to a warrant). A copy of the data will be
provided to the custodial entity upon request. General
data that does not identify particular vehicles or crashes
may be released for incorporation in aggregate crash
databases, such as those maintained by the US government and various states. Data of a potentially sensitive
nature, such as would identify a particular driver, vehicle, or crash, will be treated confidentially. Confidential
data will not be disclosed by DaimlerChrysler
Corporation to any third party except when:
1. Used for research purposes, such as to match data
with a particular crash record in an aggregate database,
provided confidentiality of personal data is thereafter
preserved
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2. Used in defense of litigation
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• Accelerator status (including vehicle speed)
• Engine control status (including engine speed)
3. Requested by police under a legal warrant
• Transmission gear selection
4. Otherwise required by law
• Cruise control status
Data Parameters that May Be Recorded:
• Traction/stability control status
• Diagnostic trouble code(s) and warning lamp status
for electronically-controlled safety systems, including
the airbag system
• 9Time9 of airbag deployment (in terms of ignition
cycles and vehicle mileage)
• Airbag deployment level (if applicable)
• Impact acceleration and angle
• Seatbelt status
• Brake status (service and parking brakes)
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• Tire pressure monitoring system status (if equipped)
Child Restraint
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the
time - babies and children, too. 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 under should ride properly buckled up in a
rear seat, if available. According to crash statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seats
rather than in the front.
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There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult seat 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:
Infants and Small Children
• Safety experts recommend that children ride
rearward-facing in the vehicle until they are at least
one year old and weigh at least 20 lbs (9 kg). Two types
of child restraints can be used rearward facing: infant
carriers and 9convertible9 child seats.
• 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). 9Convertible9 child seats can be
used either rearward-facing or forward-facing in the
vehicle. Convertible child seats often have a higher
weight limit in the rearward-facing direction than
infant carriers do, so they can be used rearward-facing
by children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) but are
less than one year old. Both types of child restraints are
held in the vehicle by the seatbelt or the LATCH child
restraint anchorage system. (See the LATCH - Child
Seat Anchorage System section.)
• Rearward-facing child seats must NEVER be used in
the front seat of a vehicle with a front passenger airbag
that does not have a switch to turn the airbag Off. An
airbag deployment could cause severe injury or death
to infants in this position.
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 are
older than one year old. These child seats are also held
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in the vehicle by the seatbelt or the LATCH child
restraint anchorage system. (See the LATCH - Child
Seat Anchorage System section.)
• The belt-positioning booster seat is for children weighing more than 40 lbs (18 kg), but who are still too small
to fit the vehicle’s seat belts properly. If the child
cannot sit with knees bent over the seat cushion while
the child’s back is against the seatback, they need a
belt-positioning booster seat. The child and booster
seat are held in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt.
Children Too Large for Booster Seats
• Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder
belt comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to
bend over the front of the seat when their back is
against the seat back should use the lap/shoulder belt
in a rear seat.
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• Make sure that the child is upright in the seat.
• The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug
as possible.
• Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or
slouching can move the belt out of position.
• If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the
child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never allow a
child to put the shoulder belt under an arm.
For additional information, refer to www.seatcheck.org.
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WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• A rearward facing infant restraint should only be
used in a rear seat of a vehicle that does not have
an airbag off switch. A rearward facing infant
restraint in the front seat may be struck by a
deploying passenger airbag which may cause severe or fatal to the infant.
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 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.
• The Extended Cab first and Club/Crew Cab second
row outside seating positions have cinching latch
plates. These 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. The cinching
latch plate will keep the belt tight, however, any seat
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belt system will loosen with time, so check the belt
occasionally and pull it tight if necessary.
• Buckle the child into the restraint exactly as the
manufacturer’s instructions tell you.
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in the
vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from the vehicle.
Do not leave it loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or
collision, it could strike the occupants or seat backs
and cause serious personal injury.
LATCH - Child Seat Anchorage System (Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren) — If Equipped
Each vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower
Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system
provides for the installation of the child restraint without
using the vehicle’s seat belts, instead securing the child
restraint using lower anchorages and upper tether straps
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from the child restraint to the vehicle structure. LATCHcompatible child restraint systems are now available.
However, because the lower anchorages are to be 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
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.
Extended Cab
• The Extended Cab front and right rear (if equipped
with a rear seat) passenger seating positions have
lower anchorages for LATCH equipped child restraints.
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Crew Cab
• The Crew Cab second row seat has lower anchorages
that are capable of accommodating LATCHcompatible child seats having flexible, webbingmounted lower attachments at all three seating positions. Child seats with fixed lower attachments must
be installed in the outboard positions only. Regardless
of the specific type of lower attachment, NEVER install
LATCH compatible child seats such that two seats
share a common lower anchorage. If you are installing
LATCH-compatible child restraints in adjacent rear
seating positions, you can use the LATCH anchors or
the vehicle’s seat belt for the outboard position, but
you must use the vehicle’s seat belt at the center
position.
If your child restraints are not LATCH compatible, you
can only install the child restraints using the vehicle’s
seat belts. Please refer to the next section for typical
installation instructions.
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Installing the LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
System — If Equipped
We urge that you carefully follow the directions of the
manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all
child restraint systems will be installed as described here.
Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that
were provided with the child restraint system. The rear
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seat lower anchorages are round bars, located at the rear
of the seat cushion where it meets the seat back, and are
just visible when you lean into the vehicle 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. In addition, there are tether strap
anchorages each LATCH seating position (see section on
Child Restraint Tether Anchor). 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. Forward-facing 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
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over the top of the anchorage bars, pushing aside the seat
cover material. Then attach the tether strap to the anchorage located on the back of the seat, being careful to route
the tether strap to provide the most direct path between
the anchor and the child restraint. If your vehicle is
equipped with adjustable rear head restraints, raise the
head restraint and, route the tether strap under the head
restraint and between the two posts. 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.
NOTE: When using the LATCH attaching system to
install a child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts
not being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out
of reach of children. It is recommended that before
installing the child restraint, buckle the seat belt so the
seat belt is tucked behind the child restraint and out of
reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with the child
restraint installation, instead of tucking the seat belt
behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through the
child restraint belt path and then buckle it. This should
stow the seat belt out of the reach of an inquisitive child.
Remind all children in the vehicle that the seat belts are
not toys and should not be played with, and never leave
your child unattended in the vehicle.
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 should not be 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 will
loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally and pull
it tight if necessary. If the seat belt has an automatic
locking retractor, it will have a distinctive label. Pull the
belt from the retractor until there is enough to allow you
to pass through the child restraint and slide the latch
plate into the buckle. Then, pull the belt until it is all
extracted from the retractor. Allow the belt to return to
the retractor, pulling on the excess webbing to tighten the
lap portion about the child restraint. For automatic
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locking retractor seat belts, refer to 9Automatic Locking
Mode9 earlier in this section. If you 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, follow these steps. If the buckle
is webbing mounted, disconnect the latch plate from the
buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt to shorten it.
Insert the latch plate into the buckle with the release
button facing out. If the belt still can’t be tightened, the
buckle is not webbing mounted, or if by 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 latch plate around, and insert the
latch plate into the buckle again. If you still can’t make
the child restraint secure, try a different seating position
or use the locking clip provided with your child restraint.
See the section 9Child Restraint Tether Anchor9 to complete the child seat installation.
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Child Restraint Tether Anchor
The Extended Cab model has one routing strap
located behind the passenger side rear outboard seating position. The tether anchor itself
is located in the center of vehicle, in between
the two seating positions. The front outboard passenger
seating position is also equipped with a child tether
anchorage, located at the base of the front seat back.
When there is a rear seat delete option, the tether
anchorage located on the cab back panel is designed to be
used for the front seat center seating position. The Crew
Cab model has three anchorages located behind each of
the rear seating positions (rear left, rear center, and rear
right).
WARNING!
With a child restraint installed in the rear passenger
side locations, use care when adjusting the front
seat(s) rearward, to avoid the front seat back coming
in contact with the belted child directly behind the
seat. The child could be injured.
WARNING!
Improper installation can lead to failure of an infant
or child restraint. It could come loose in a collision.
The child could be seriously injured or killed. Make
sure the child restraint tether strap is always routed
through the proper anchor strap inner loop.
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Tether Strap at the Front Passenger Seat (Extended Cab)
Tether Straps at the Rear Passenger Seat (Extended Cab)
1. Route the child restraint tether strap up and over the
front passenger seat back and under the head restraint.
1. Route the child restraint tether strap through the
routing loop, located directly behind the child restraint.
The routing loops are located behind the flip-down door
on the cab back panel (padded bolster).
2. Connect the tether strap to the lower anchor.
3. Remove the slack in the tether strap so that it is pulled
tight.
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2. Route the tether strap across to the center tether
anchorage. The center tether is located behind the slide
door in the center of the vehicle, between the two seating
positions.
Tether Straps at the Rear Passenger Seat (Crew Cab)
1. Route the child restraint tether strap under the head
restraint for the outboard seating positions, and then
through the anchor strap outer loop (webbing material
loop), located directly behind the child restraint.
2. Route the tether strap across to the nearest installed
anchor strap, and attach the tether strap hook to the
anchor strap inner metal ring.
3. Remove the slack in the tether strap so that both
anchor straps are pulled tight.
NOTE: Two Anchors must be used for any of the three
seating positions.
3. Remove the slack in the tether strap so that the anchor
strap is pulled tight.
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WARNING!
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
seat failure and injury to the child. In a collision, the
seat could come loose and allow the child to crash
into the inside of the vehicle or other passengers, or
even be thrown from the vehicle. Use only the anchor
positions directly behind the child restraint to secure
a child restraint top tether strap. See your dealer for
help if necessary.
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.
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the engine in
your new vehicle. Drive moderately during the first 300
miles (500 km). After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds
up to 50 or 55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable. While
cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration, within the limits
of local traffic laws, contributes to a good break-in.
Avoid wide open throttle acceleration in low gear.
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.
The recommended viscosity and quality grades are
shown in Section 7.
NON-DETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERAL OILS
MUST NEVER BE USED.
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A new engine may consume some oil during its first few
thousand miles of operation. This is a normal part of the
break-in and is not an indication of difficulty.
SAFETY TIPS
Exhaust System
WARNING!
Exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an extremely toxic gas that by itself is colorless and
odorless. To avoid inhaling these gases, the following
precautions should be observed:
• 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.
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• It may be necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for more than a short period. If so,
adjust your climate control system to force outside air
into the vehicle. Set the blower at high speed and the
controls in any position except OFF or RECIRC.
• The best protection against carbon monoxide entry
into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine
exhaust system.
Be aware of changes in the sound of the exhaust system;
exhaust fumes detected inside the vehicle; or damage to
the underside or rear of the vehicle. 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 or adjust as required.
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Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
Heater Defroster Ducts
Inspect the heater defroster ducts for proper operation.
Check for proper air flow through all defroster ducts. If
there are any question regarding the operation of your
heater defroster ducts, have the system checked by an
authorized dealer
Seat Belts
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
frays and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after an accident if
they have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.) or if the front airbags have deployed. If there is any
question regarding belt or retractor condition, replace the
belt.
Airbag Light
The light should come on and remain on for 6 to 8
seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned ON. If the light is not lit during starting, see you
authorized dealer. If the light stays on, flickers or comes
on while driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer. If there is a problem with the airbag light the
seatbelt light will flash.
Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The
Vehicle
Tires
Examine tires for tread wear or uneven wear patterns.
Check for stones, nails, glass or other objects lodged in
the tread.
Inspect for tread cuts or sidewall cracks. Check wheel
nuts for tightness and tires for proper pressure.
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Lights
Check the operation of all exterior lights. Check turn
signal and high beam indicator lights on the instrument
panel.
Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching and locking.
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Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
water, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if fuel fumes are
detected the cause should be located and corrected.
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CONTENTS
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m Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
▫ UConnectt System Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
UConnectt System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
▫ Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
▫ Electric Remote-Control Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . .77
m Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
m Hands–Free Communication (UConnectt) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
▫ Manual Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
▫ Front Seats Manual Seat Recliners . . . . . . . . . . 106
▫ Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
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▫ Adjustable Head Restraints — Front Seating
Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
▫ 6 - Way Power Seat Adjuster — Driver’s
Side Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ Extended Cab/Crew Cab Rear Seat . . . . . . . . 110
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
m To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
m Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
▫ Battery Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
▫ Headlamp Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
▫ Headlights, Parking Lights, Panel Lights . . . . . 114
▫ Daytime Running Lights (Canada – Standard
And US Fleet Vehicles – If Equipped) . . . . . . . 115
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
▫ Cargo Light — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
▫ Multifunction Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
m Windshield Wipers And Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
▫ Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
m Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
m Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped . . . . . . 121
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
▫ To Set At A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
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▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
▫ C/T Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
▫ Compass/Temperature Display . . . . . . . . . . . 130
m Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
▫ Automatic Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . 130
▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
▫ Manual Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
m Compass/Temperature Mini-Trip Computer . . . . 126
▫ To Put Into a Calibration Mode . . . . . . . . . . . 131
▫ US/M Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
▫ Outside Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
▫ Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
m Garage Door Opener — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 132
▫ Global Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
▫ Programming HomeLinkt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
▫ Step Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
▫ Gate Operator/Canadian Programming . . . . . 136
▫ Average Fuel Economy (AVG ECO) . . . . . . . . 128
▫ Using HomeLinkt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
▫ Distance To Empty (DTE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
▫ Reprogramming a Single HomeLinkt Button . . 137
▫ Trip Odometer (ODO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
▫ Elapsed Time (ET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
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▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
▫ Rear Window Defroster – If Equipped . . . . . . . 145
m Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
▫ Sliding Rear Window – If Equipped . . . . . . . . 146
▫ Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off
(Battery Fed Configuration) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
m Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
m Floor Console — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
▫ Tailgate Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
▫ Floor Console Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
▫ Two Position Tailgate / Upper
Load Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
m Center Storage Compartment — If Equipped . . . 141
m Rear Cargo Area Utility Rails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
m Cup Holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
m Slide-In Campers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
m Rear Storage – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
▫ Camper Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
▫ Rear Convenience Storage Crates . . . . . . . . . . 142
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
▫ Plastic Grocery Bag Retainers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warning Vehicles Equipped
With A Cap Or Slide-In Campers . . . . . . . . . . 151
m Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
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MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror
The mirror should be adjusted to center on the view
through the rear window. A two-point pivot system
allows for horizontal and vertical adjustment of the
mirror.
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Annoying headlight glare can be reduced by moving the
small control under the mirror to the night position
(toward rear of truck). The mirror should be adjusted
while set in the day position (toward windshield).
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.
Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature — If Equipped
Folding exterior mirrors are hinged and may be moved
either forward or rearward to resist damage.
Electric Remote-Control Mirrors
The controls for the power mirrors are located on the
driver’s door trim panel.
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To adjust a mirror, turn the control wand toward the left
or right mirror positions indicated. Tilt the control wand
in the direction you want the mirror to move. When
finished adjusting the mirror, turn the control to the
center position to prevent accidentally moving a mirror.
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WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the right side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your right
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
right side mirror.
HANDS–FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnectT) —
IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: The sales code RER radio contains an integrated Hands-Free Communication (UConnectt) system. Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for
UConnectt system operating instructions for this radio.
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UConnectt is a voice-activated, hands-free, in- vehicle
communications system. UConnectt allows you to dial a
phone number with your cellular phone using simple
voice commands (e.g., 9Call” { “Mike” {”Work9 or 9Dial”
{ “248-555-12129). Your cellular phone’s audio is transmitted through your vehicle’s audio system; the system
will automatically mute your radio when using the
UConnectt system.
NOTE: The UConnectt system use requires a cellular
phone equipped with the Bluetooth 9Hands-Free Profile,9
version 0.96 or higher. See UConnectt website for supported phones.
NOTE: For UConnectt customer support, visit the
following web sites:
• www.chrysler.com/uconnect
• www.dodge.com/uconnect
• www.jeep.com/uconnect
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• or call 1–877–855–8400
UConnectt 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 UConnectt phone book enables you to store up to 32
names and four numbers per name. Each language has a
separate 32-name phone book accessible only in that
language. This system is driven through your
Bluetooth™ Hands-Free profile cellular phone.
UConnectt features Bluetooth™ technology - the global
standard that enables different electronic devices to connect to each other without wires or a docking station, so
UConnectt works no matter where you stow your cellular phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as long
as your phone is turned on and has been paired to the
vehicle’s UConnectt system. The UConnectt system
allows up to seven cellular phones to be linked to system.
Only one linked (or paired) cellular phone can be used
with the system at a time. The system is available in
English, Spanish, or French languages (as equipped).
Phone Button
The rearview mirror contains the microphone
for the system (depending on the type of
mirror and radio equipped), and either the
radio or the mirror has the two control buttons
(Phone Button and Voice Recognition Button) that will
enable you to access the system.
Voice Recognition Button
Actual button location may vary with radio.
The individual buttons are described in the
“Operation” section.
The UConnectt system can be used with any Hands-Free
Profile certified Bluetooth™ cellular phone. See
UConnectt website for supported phones. If your cellular
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phone supports a different profile (e.g., Headset Profile)
you may not be able to use any UConnectt features. Refer
to your cellular service provider or the phone manufacturer for details.
The UConnectt system is fully integrated with the vehicle’s audio system. The volume of the UConnectt system
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 UConnectt system such as 9CELL9 or caller ID on
certain radios.
Operation
Voice commands can be used to operate the UConnectt
system and to navigate through the UConnectt menu structure. Voice commands are required after most UConnectt
system prompts. You will be prompted for a specific command and then guided through the available options.
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• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for
the beep, which follows the 9Ready9 prompt or another
prompt.
• For certain operations, compound commands can be
used. For example, instead of saying 9Setup9 and then
9Phone Pairing,9 the following compound command
can be said: 9Setup Phone Pairing.9
• 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 9Phonebook New Entry,9 or you can break the
combined form command into two voice commands:
9Phonebook9 and 9New Entry.9 Please remember, the
UConnectt system works best when you talk in a
normal conversational tone, as if speaking to some one
sitting eight feet away from you.
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Voice Command Tree
Refer to “Voice Tree” at the end of this section.
Help Command
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to
know your options at any prompt, say 9Help9 following
the beep. The UConnectt system will play all the options
at any prompt if you ask for help.
To activate the UConnectt system from idle, simply press
the “Phone” button and follow audible prompts for
directions. All UConnectt system sessions begin with a
press of the “Phone” button on the radio control head.
Cancel Command
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say 9Cancel9 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) UConnectt System to a Cellular Phone
To begin using your UConnectt system, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth™ enabled cellular phone.
To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference your cellular phone owner’s manual. The
UConnectt website may also provide detailed instructions for pairing.
The following are general phone to UConnectt System
pairing instructions:
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Setup Phone Pairing.9
• When prompted, after the beep, say 9Pair a Phone9 and
follow the audible prompts.
• You will be asked to say a four-digit pin number,
which you will later need to enter into your cellular.
You can enter any four-digit pin number. You will not
need to remember this pin number after the initial
pairing process.
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• For identification purposes, you will be prompted to
give the UConnectt system a name for your cellular
phone. Each cellular phone that is paired should be
given a unique phone name.
• You will then be asked to give your cellular phone a
priority level between 1 and 7, 1 being the highest
priority. You can pair up to seven cellular phones to
your UConnectt system. However, at any given time,
only one cellular phone can be in use, connected to
your UConnectt System. The priority allows the
UConnectt system to know which cellular phone to
use if multiple cellular phones are in the vehicle at the
same time. For example, if priority 3 and priority 5
phones are present in the vehicle, the UConnectt
system will use the priority 3 cellular phone when you
make a call. You can select to use a lower priority
cellular phone at any time (refer to 9Advanced Phone
Connectivity9).
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Dial by Saying a Number
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Dial.9
• System will prompt you to say the number you want
call.
• For example, you can say 9234-567-8901.9 The phone
number that you enter must be of valid length and
combination. Based on the country in which the vehicle was purchased, the UConnectt limits the user
from dialing invalid combination of numbers. For
example, in USA, 234-567-890 is nine digits long,
which is not a valid USA phone number - the closest
valid phone number has ten digits.
• The UConnectt system will confirm the phone number and then dial. The number will appear in the
display of certain radios.
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Call by Saying a Name
Add Names to Your UConnectt Phonebook
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
NOTE: Adding names to phone book is recommended
when vehicle is not in motion.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
“Call.9
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• System will prompt you to say the name of the person
you want call.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Phonebook New Entry.9
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the person you want to call. For example,
you can say 9John Doe,9 where John Doe is a previously stored name entry in the UConnectt phone
book. Refer to 9Add Names to Your UConnectt Phonebook,9 to learn how to store a name in the phone book.
• When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of
long names helps the voice recognition and it is
recommended. For example, say 9Robert Smith9 or
9Robert9 instead of 9Bob.9
• The UConnectt system will confirm the name and
then dial the corresponding phone number, which
may appear in the display of certain radios.
• When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g.,
9Home,9 9Work,9 9Mobile,9 or 9Pager9). This will allow
you to store multiple numbers for each phone book
entry, if desired.
• When prompted, recite the phone number for the
phone book entry that you are adding.
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After you are finished adding an entry into the phone
book, you will be given the opportunity to add more
phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the
main menu.
The UConnectt system will allow you to enter up to 32
names in the phone book with each name having up to
four associated phone numbers and designations. Each
language has a separate 32-name phone book accessible
only in that language.
Phonebook Download
UConnectt allows the user to download entries from
their phone via Bluetooth. To use this feature, press the
“Phone” button and say “Phonebook Download.” System prompts “Ready to accept vcard entry via
Bluetooth…” The system is now ready to accept phonebook entries from your phone using the Bluetooth Object
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Exchange Profile (OBEX). Please see your phone owners’
manual for specific instructions on how to send these
entries from your phone.
NOTE:
• Phone handset must support Bluetooth OBEX transfers of phonebook entries to use this feature.
• Some phones cannot send phonebook entries if they
are already connected to any system via Bluetooth,
and you may see a message on the phone display that
the Bluetooth link is busy. In this case, the user must
first disconnect or drop the Bluetooth connection to
the UConnectt and then send the address book entry
via Bluetooth. Please see your phone owners’ manual
for specific instructions on how to drop the Bluetooth
connection.
• If the phonebook entry is longer than 24 characters it
will be use only the first 24 characters.
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Edit Entries in the UConnectt Phonebook
NOTE: Editing names in the phone book is recommended when vehicle is not in motion.
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Phonebook Edit.9
• You will then be asked for the name of the phone book
entry that you wish to edit.
• Next, choose the number designation (home, work,
mobile, or pager) that you wish to edit.
• When prompted, recite the new phone number for the
phone book entry that you are editing.
After you are finished editing an entry in the phone book,
you will be given the opportunities to edit another entry
in the phonebook, call the number you just edited, or
return to the main menu.
9Phonebook Edit9 can be used to add another phone
number to a name entry that already exists in the
phonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a
mobile and a home number, but you can add John Doe’s
work number later using the 9Phonebook Edit9 feature.
Delete Entries in the UConnectt Phonebook
NOTE: Editing phone book entries is recommended
when vehicle is not in motion.
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Phonebook Delete.9
• After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will
then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish
to delete. You can either say the name of a phone book
entry that you wish to delete or you can say 9List
Names9 to hear a list of the entries in the phone book
from which you choose. To select one of the entries
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from the list, press the 9Voice Recognition9 button
while the UConnectt system is playing the desired
entry and say 9Delete.9
• After you enter the name, the UConnectt system will
ask you which designation you wish to delete, home,
work, mobile, pager, or all. Say the designation you
wish to delete.
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• After confirmation, the phone book entries will be
deleted.
• Note that only the phone book in the current language
is deleted.
List All Names in the UConnectt Phonebook
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• Note that only the phone book entry in the current
language is deleted.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Phonebook List Names.9
Delete All Entries in the UConnectt Phonebook
• The UConnectt system will play the names of all the
phone book entries.
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Phonebook Erase All.9
• The UConnectt system will ask you to verify that you
wish to delete all the entries from the phonebook.
• To call one of the names in the list, press the 9Voice
Recognition’ button during the playing of the desired
name, and say 9Call.9
NOTE: The user can also exercise 9Edit9 or 9Delete9
operations at this point.
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• The UConnectt system will then prompt you as to the
number designation you wish to call.
call, press and hold the ’Phone’ button until you hear a
single beep indicating that the incoming call was rejected.
• The selected number will be dialed.
Answer or Reject an Incoming Call - Call
Currently in Progress
If a call is currently in progress and you have another
incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for
call waiting that you normally hear when using your cell
phone. Press the ’Phone’ button to place the current call
on hold and answer the incoming call.
Phone Call Features
The following features can be accessed through the
UConnectt system if the feature(s) are available on your
cellular service plan. For example, if your cellular service
plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be
accessed through the UConnectt system. 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
UConnectt system will interrupt the vehicle audio system, if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the
call. Press ’Phone’ button to accept the call. To reject the
NOTE: The UConnectt system compatible phones in
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
only either answer an incoming call or ignore it.
Making a Second Call while Current Call in
Progress
To make a second call while you are currently in a call,
press the ’Voice Recognition’ button and say 9Dial9 or
9Call9 followed by the phone number or phone book
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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 9Toggling Between Calls.9 To combine two calls,
refer to 9Conference Call.9
Place/Retrieve a Call from Hold
To put a call on hold, press the 8Phone’ 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
“Phone” button until you hear a single beep.
Toggling Between Calls
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
press the “Phone” button until you hear a single beep
indicating that the active and hold status of the two calls
have switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at one
time.
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Conference Call
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
hold), press and hold the “Phone” button until you hear
a double beep indicating that the two calls have been
joined into one conference call.
Three-Way Calling
To initiate three-way calling, press the “Voice Recognition” button while a call is in progress and make a second
phone call as described under 9Making a Second Call
while Current Call in Progress.9 After the second call has
established, press and hold the “Phone” button until you
hear a double beep indicating that the two calls have
been joined into one conference call.
Call Termination
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the “Phone”
button. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if
there is a call on hold, it will become the new active call.
If the active call is terminated by the far end, a call on
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hold may not become active automatically. This is cell
phone dependent. To bring the call back from hold, press
and hold the “Phone” button until you hear a single
beep.
Redial
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Redial.9
switched to off. Call continuation functionality available
on the vehicle can be any one of three types:
• After ignition key is switched off, a call can continue
on the UConnectt system either until the call ends or
until the vehicle battery condition dictates cessation of
the call on the UConnectt system and transfer of the
call to the mobile phone.
• The UConnectt system will call the last number that
was dialed on your cellular phone.
• After ignition key is switched to off, a call can continue
on the UConnectt system for certain duration, after
which the call is automatically transferred from the
UConnectt system to the mobile phone.
NOTE: This may not be the last number dialed from the
UConnectt system.
• An active call is automatically transferred to the
mobile phone after ignition key is switched to off.
Call Continuation
Call continuation is progression of a phone call on
UConnectt system after the vehicle ignition key has been
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UConnectT System Features
Language Selection
To change the language that the UConnectt system is
using,
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the language you wish to switch to
(English, Espanol, or Francais, if so equipped).
• Continue to follow the system prompts to complete
language selection.
After selecting one of the languages, all prompts and
voice commands will be in that language.
NOTE: After every UConnectt language change operation, only the language specific 32-name phone book is
usable. The paired phone name is not language specific
and usable across all languages.
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Emergency Assistance
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
reachable:
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
number for your area.
If the phone is not reachable and the UConnectt system
is operational, you may reach the emergency number as
follows:
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Emergency9 and the UConnectt system will instruct
the paired cellular phone to call the emergency number. This feature is only supported in the USA.
NOTE: The emergency number dialed is based on the
Country where the vehicle is purchased (911 for USA and
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may not
be applicable with the available cellular service and area.
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The UConnectt system does slightly lower your chances
of successfully making a phone call as to that for the cell
phone directly.
Please refer to the 24-Hour “Towing Assistance” coverage details in the Warranty information booklet and on
the 24–Hour Towing Assistance Card.
Your phone must be turned on and paired to the
UConnectt system to allow use of this vehicle feature in
emergency situations when the cell phone has network
coverage and stays paired to the UConnectt system.
Paging
To learn how to page refer to 9Working with Automated
Systems.9 Paging works properly except for pagers of
certain companies which time-out a little too soon to
work properly with the UConnectt system.
Towing Assistance
If you need towing assistance,
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Towing Assistance.9
NOTE: The Towing Assistance number dialed is based
on the Country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800528-2069 for USA, 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-14-3454
for Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside Mexico
City in Mexico).
Voice Mail Calling
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to 9Working
with Automated Systems.9
Working with Automated Systems
This method is used in instances where one generally has
to press numbers on the cellular phone keypad while
navigating through an automated telephone system.
You can use your UConnectt system to access a voicemail system or an automated service, such as, paging
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service or automated customer service. Some services
require immediate response selection, in some instances,
that may be too quick for use of UConnectt system.
When calling a number with your UConnectt system
that normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone
sequence on your cellular phone keypad, you can push
the “Voice Recognition” button and say the sequence you
wish to enter followed by the word 9Send.9 For example,
if required to enter your pin number followed with a
pound 3 7 4 6 #, you can press the “Voice Recognition”
button and say 93 7 4 6 # Send.9 Saying a number, or
sequence of numbers, followed by 9Send9 is also to be
used to navigate through an automated customer service
center menu structure and to leave a number on a pager.
You can also send stored UConnectt phonebook entries
as tones for fast and easy access to voicemail and pager
entries. To use this feature, dial the number you wish to
call and then press the “Voice Recognition” button and
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say “Send.” The system will prompt you to enter the
name or number, say the name of the phonebook entry
you wish to send. The UConnectt will then send the
corresponding phone number associated with the phonebook entry as tones over the phone.
NOTE:
• You may not hear all of the tones due to cellular phone
network configurations, this is normal.
• Some paging and voicemail systems have system
timeout settings too short that may not allow the use
of this feature.
Barge In - Overriding Prompts
The “Voice Recognition” button can be used when you
wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice
recognition command immediately. For example, if a
prompt is playing 9Would you like to pair a phone, clear
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a{,9 you could press the “Voice Recognition” button and
say 9Pair a Phone9 to select that option without having to
listen to the rest of the voice prompt.
status when you are attempting to make a phone call
using UConnectt. The status is given for roaming, network signal strength, phone battery strength, etc.
Turning Confirmation Prompts On/Off
Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system
from confirming your choices (e.g., the UConnectt system will not repeat a phone number before you dial it).
Dialing Using the Cellular Phone Keypad
You can dial a phone number with your cellular phone
keypad and still use the UConnectt system (while dialing via the cell phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth™ cellular
phone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s
audio system. The UConnectt system will work the same
as if you dial the number using voice recognition.
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Setup Confirmations.9 The UConnectt system will
play the current confirmation prompt status and you
will be given the choice to change it.
Phone and Network Status Indicators
If available on the radio and/or on a premium display
such as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by
your cell phone, the UConnectt system will provide
notification to inform you of your phone and network
NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
dial ring to the UConnectt system to play it on the
vehicle audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this
situation, after successfully dialing a number, the user
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may feel that the call did not go through even though the
call is in progress. Once your call is answered, you will
hear the audio.
Mute/Un-Mute (Mute Off)
When you mute the UConnectt system, you will still be
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. In
order to mute the UConnectt system:
• Press the “Voice Recognition” button.
• Following the beep, say 9Mute.9
In order to un-mute the UConnectt system:
• Press the “Voice Recognition” button.
• Following the beep, say 9Mute-off.9
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Advanced Phone Connectivity
Transfer Call to and from Cellular Phone
The UConnectt system allows on going calls to be
transferred from your cellular phone to the UConnectt
system without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call from your UConnectt paired cellular phone to
the UConnectt system or vice-versa, press the “Voice
Recognition” button and say 9Transfer Call.9
Connect or Disconnect Link Between the
UConnectt System and Cellular Phone
Your cellular phone can be paired with many different
electronic devices, but can only be actively 9connected9
with one electronic device at a time.
If you would like to connect or disconnect the
Bluetooth™ connection between a UConnectt paired
cellular phone and the UConnectt system, then follow
the instruction described in your cellular phone user’s
manual.
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List Paired Cellular Phone Names
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup Phone Pairing.”
• When prompted, say 9List Phones.9
• The UConnectt system will play the phone names of
all paired cellular phones in order from the highest to
the lowest priority. To “select” or “delete” a paired
phone being announced, press the “Voice Recognition” button and say “Select” or “Delete.” Also, see the
next two sections for an alternate way to “select” or
“delete” a paired phone.
Select another Cellular Phone
This feature allows you to select and start using another
phone paired with the UConnectt system.
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Setup Select Phone9 and follow the prompts.
• You can also press the “Voice Recognition” button
anytime while the list is being played, and then choose
the phone that you wish to select.
• The selected phone will be used for the next phone
call. If the selected phone is not available, the
UConnectt system will return to using the highest
priority phone present in or near (approximately
within 30 feet) the vehicle.
Delete UConnectt Paired Cellular Phones
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Setup Phone Pairing.9
• At the next prompt, say 9Delete9 and follow the
prompts.
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• You can also press the “Voice Recognition” button
anytime while the list is being played, and then choose
the phone you wish to delete.
Things You Should Know About Your UConnectT
System
UConnectt Tutorial
To hear a brief tutorial of the system features, press the
“Phone” button and say “UConnectt Tutorial.”
Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recognizing their voice commands or numbers, the UConnectt
system Voice Training feature may be used. To enter this
training mode, follow one of the two procedures:
From outside the UConnectt mode (e.g. from radio
mode)
• Press and hold the “Voice Recognition” button for 5
seconds until the session begins, or,
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• Press the “Voice Recognition” button and say 9Setup,
Voice Training9 command.
Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by the
UConnectt system. 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.
To restore the Voice Recognition system to factory default
settings, enter the Voice Training session via the above
procedure and follow the prompts.
Voice Recognition (VR)
• For best performance, adjust the rear view mirror to
provide at least 1⁄2 inch (1 cm) gap between the
overhead console (if equipped) and the mirror.
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• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
speak to a person sitting approximately eight (8) feet
away from you.
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
during a voice recognition period.
• Performance is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather condition.
• Even though the system is designed for users speaking
in North American English, French, and Spanish accents, the system may not always work for some.
• When navigating through an automated system, such
as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of
speaking the digit string, make sure to say 9Send.9
• Storing names in phone book when vehicle is not in
motion is recommended.
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding
names in the UConnectt phone book.
• UConnectt phone book nametag recognition rate is
optimized for the person who stored the name in the
phone book.
• You can say 9O9 (letter 9O9) for 909 (zero). 98009 must be
spoken 9eight-zero-zero.9
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• Even though international dialing for most number
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
number combinations may not be supported.
• Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and
not the UConnectt system.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
• Echo at far end can sometime be reduced by lowering
the in-vehicle audio volume.
Far End Audio Performance
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
• Audio quality is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows, and
• dry weather condition.
• operation from driver seat.
Bluetooth Communication Link
Cellular phones have been found to lose connection to
the UConnectt system. When this happens, the connection can generally be re-established by switching the
phone off/on. Your cell phone is recommended to remain
in Bluetooth 9on9 mode.
Power-Up
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either ON
or ACC position, or after a language change, you must
wait at least five (5) seconds prior to using the system.
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Primary
zero
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
star (*)
plus (+)
pound (#)
add location
all
Voice Commands
Alternate(s)
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate(s)
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
Voice Commands
Alternate(s)
pairing
phone book
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate(s)
redial
return to main menu
return or main menu
select phone
select
send
set up
phone settings or phone
set up
towing assistance
transfer call
UConnectt 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:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
SEATS
Manual Seat Adjustment
The adjusting lever is at the front of the seat, near the
floor. Lift the lever and move the seat to the desired
position. Release the bar to lock the seat into position.
Using body pressure, move forward and rearward on the
seat to be sure the seat adjusters have latched.
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WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust
any seat only while the vehicle is parked.
Front Seats Manual Seat Recliners
The front seats are equipped with recliners. The reclining
mechanism is operated by a lever located on the right
side of the passenger’s seat and the left side of the
driver’s seat. To recline, lean forward slightly before
lifting the lever, then push back to the desired position
and release the lever. Lean forward and lift the lever to
return the seatback to its normal position. Using body
pressure, lean forward and rearward on the seat to be
sure the seatback is locked.
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WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt and
be seriously or even fatally injured. Use the recliner
only when the vehicle is parked.
Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment — If
Equipped
The manual lumbar support rotary control adjustment is
located on the left side of the driver’s seat. Rotate the
knob to increase or decrease the amount of lumbar
support.
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Adjustable Head Restraints — Front Seating
Positions
Head restraints can reduce the risk of whiplash injury in
the event of impact from the rear. Pull up or push down
on the restraints so that the upper edge is as high as
practical, at least to the level of the ears.
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To lower the head restraint, depress the release button
located at the base of the head restraint and push down
on the head restraint.
6 - Way Power Seat Adjuster — Driver’s Side Only
The 6-way power seat adjuster switches are on the
outboard side of the driver’s seat. Use this switch to
move the seat up or down, forward or rearward, or tilt.
Power Seat Control Location
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The power seat controls are on the outboard side of the
driver’s seat cushion. Three switches control the seat
movement. The four-way switch in the center can be
moved forward or backwards to get the most comfortable
position. The same switch can be moved up and down to
control seat height. Change the seat angle by using the
two toggle switches, tilting it up or down.
Up, Down, Forward, and Rearward
Tilt Adjustment
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Extended Cab/Crew Cab Rear Seat
More cargo space is available by lifting up on the rear
seat cushion.
The Crew Cab rear seat is a 60/40 split cushion and full
back. Either cushion can be raised independently.
Heated Seats — If Equipped
The heated seat switches are located on the center of the
instrument panel.
Press the desired switch once to obtain High heat level,
then press the switch again to obtain Low heat level. A
third button press will turn Off the heated seat. If you do
not purposefully turn the switch Off, the seat heating
level will automatically change to the next lower level, or
Off. The High heat level operates for 30 minutes (approximate), the Low heat level operates for 30 minutes
(approximate). The heated seat will also turn Off when
the ignition is turned Off. Both indicators On identifies
High heat level. The lower indicator On identifies Low
heat level. Flashing indicator lights on the switch indicate
that the Heated Seat system needs servicing.
WARNING!
Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise care
when using the seat heater. It may cause burns even
at low temperatures, especially if used for long
periods of time.
Do not place anything on the seat that insulates
against heat, such as a blanket or cushion. This may
cause the seat heater to overheat.
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TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
To open the hood, two latches must be released. First pull
the hood release lever located under the left side of the
instrument panel.
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Then push the safety latch lever up while lifting the grille
with your right hand. It is located at the bottom center of
the grille.
Lift the hood and gas filled props will hold it open.
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Hood Release Lever Location
Secondary Latch Location
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To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Use a firm downward push at the center front
edge of the hood to ensure that both latches engage.
Never drive your vehicle unless the hood is fully closed,
with both latches engaged.
WARNING!
If the hood is not fully latched, it could fly up when
the vehicle is moving and block your forward vision.
Be sure all hood latches are fully latched before
driving.
LIGHTS
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Interior Lights
Courtesy and dome lights are turned on when the front
doors are opened, when the dimmer control (rotating
wheel on the right side of the switch) is rotated to the
second upward detent position, or if equipped, when the
UNLOCK button is pressed on the key fob.When a door
is open and the interior lights are on, rotating the dimmer
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control all the way down to the OFF detent will cause all
the interior lights to go out. This is also known as the
9Party9 mode because it allows the doors to stay open for
extended periods of time without discharging the vehicle’s battery.
The brightness of the instrument panel lighting can be
regulated by rotating the dimmer control up (brighter) or
down (dimmer). When the headlights are ON you can
supplement the brightness of the odometer, trip odometer, radio and overhead console by rotating the control
up until you hear a click. This feature is termed the
“Parade” mode and is useful when headlights are required during the day. If the dimmer control is not in this
position, the audio display may be difficult to read if the
headlights are on during the daytime.
Club Cab/Quad Cab models may have an optional
switched dome lamp that may be operated by pressing
the lens.
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Battery Saver
To protect the life of your vehicle’s battery, Load Shedding is provided for both the interior and exterior lights.
If the ignition is off and any door is left ajar for 15
minutes or the dimmer control is rotated upwards for 15
minutes, the interior lights will automatically turn off.
If the headlamps remain on while the ignition is cycled
off, the exterior lights will automatically turn off after 8
minutes. If the headlamps are turned on and left on for 8
minutes while the ignition is off, the exterior lights will
automatically turn off.
NOTE: Battery Saver mode is cancelled if the ignition is
ON.
Headlamp Delay
To aid in your exit, your vehicle is equipped with a
headlamp delay that will leave the headlamps on for 60
seconds. This delay is initiated when the ignition is
turned OFF while the headlamp switch is on, and then
the headlamp switch is cycled off. The headlamps will
remain on for 60 seconds. Headlamp delay can be
cancelled by either turning the headlamp switch ON then
OFF or by turning the ignition ON.
Headlights, Parking Lights, Panel Lights
When the headlight switch is rotated to the first
position, the parking lights, taillights, side marker
lights, license plate light and instrument panel
lights are all turned on. The headlights will turn ON
when the switch is rotated to the second position.
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To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution followed by rinsing.
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel
wool or other abrasive materials to clean the lenses.
Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlight lenses
that are lighter and less susceptible to stone breakage
than glass headlights.
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
Daytime Running Lights (Canada – Standard and
US Fleet Vehicles – If Equipped)
The headlights on your vehicle will illuminate when the
engine is started, the transmission is out of the PARK
position and the parking brake is released. This provides
a constant 9Lights ON9 condition until the ignition is
turned OFF. The lights illuminate at less than normal
intensity. If the parking brake is applied or the transmission is in the park position, the Daytime Running Lights
will turn off.
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Lights-on Reminder
If the headlights, parking lights, courtesy lights or cargo
lights are left on, after the ignition is turned off, a chime
will sound when the driver’s door is opened.
Fog Lights — If Equipped
The foglights are turned ON by placing the headlight rotary control in the parking light or headlight position and pressing on the headlight rotary
control. The fog lights will operate only when the parking
lights are ON or when the vehicle headlights are ON low
beam. An indicator light located in the instrument cluster
will illuminate when the fog lights are on. The fog lights
will turn off when the switch is pressed a second time,
also when the headlight switch is rotated to the OFF
position, or the high beam is selected.
CARGO Light — If Equipped
The cargo lights are turned on by pressing on the
CARGO button. The interior lights will also turn on
when the cargo lights are on. The cargo lights will also
turn on for 30 seconds when a key fob Unlock is pressed,
as part of the illuminated entry feature.
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Multifunction Control Lever
The multifunction control lever is located on the left side
of the steering column.
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The arrow on either side of the instrument cluster flashes
to indicate the direction of the turn, and proper operation
of the front and rear turn signal lights. If an indicator fails
to light when the lever is moved, it would suggest that
the switch or indicator lamp is defective.
If a defective bulb or wiring circuit is detected for the
turn signal system, the arrow indicators will flash at a
faster rate.
You can signal a lane change by moving the lever
partially up or down.
NOTE: If a turn signal has been left on for at least a mile
duration, a continuous chime will sound.
Move the lever up or down to signal a right-hand or
left-hand turn.
Turn Signal Auto-Mode
Tap the multi-function control lever once and the turn
signal (left or right) will flash 3 times, and automatically
turn off.
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Passing Light
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
partially pulling the multifunction lever toward the steering wheel. This will cause the high beam headlights to
turn on until the lever is released.
High Beam / Low Beam Select Switch
Pull the multifunction control lever fully toward the
steering wheel to switch the headlights from HIGH or
LOW beam.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
The multifunction control lever is located on the left side
of the steering column.
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with a variable pause between cycles, desirable. For
maximum delay between cycles, rotate the control knob
into the upper end of the delay range.
The delay interval decreases as you rotate the knob until
it enters the LO continual speed position. The delay can
be regulated from a maximum of about 18 seconds
between cycles, to a cycle every 2 seconds. The delay
intervals will double in duration when the vehicle speed
is 10 mph (16 km) or less.
WARNING!
The wipers and washers are operated by a switch in the
multifunction control lever. Turn the end of the handle to
select the desired wiper speed.
Intermittent Wiper System
The intermittent feature of this system was designed for
use when weather conditions make a single wiping cycle,
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.
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NOTE: If the front wiper is operating when the ignition
is turned off, the wiper will automatically return to the
9Park9 position. When the vehicle is restarted, the wipers
will resume operation.
Windshield Washers
To use the washer, push in on the washer knob on the end
of the multifunction control lever and hold while spray is
desired. If the washer knob is depressed while in the
delay range, the wiper will operate for several seconds
after the washer knob is released. It will then resume the
intermittent interval previously selected. If the washer
knob is pushed, for a period greater than 1 second, while
in the OFF position, the wiper will wipe approximately
three wipes, after the wash knob is released.
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
containers.
TILT STEERING COLUMN
To tilt the column, pull rearward on the lever below the
turn signal control and move the wheel up or down, as
desired. Push the lever forward to lock the column firmly
in place.
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WARNING!
Tilting the steering column while the vehicle is
moving is dangerous. Without a stable steering column, you could lose control of the vehicle and have
an accident. Adjust the column only while the vehicle is stopped. Be sure it is locked before driving.
Tilt Steering Column Lever
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
When engaged, this device takes over accelerator operation at speeds greater than (refer to the table below for
the speed for your specific engine). The controls are
mounted on the steering wheel.
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To Activate
Push the ON/OFF button to the ON position. In the
instrument cluster, the word “CRUISE” illuminates when
the system is on.
To Set At A Desired Speed
When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, press
and release the SET button. Release the accelerator and
the vehicle will operate at the selected speed.
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control System has been
designed to shut down if multiple speed control switch
buttons (i.e. SET and CANCEL) are operated simultaneously in order to ensure proper operation. The system
can be reactivated by pushing the speed control switch
ON/OFF button and re-establishing the desired vehicle
SET speed.
To Deactivate
A soft tap on the brake pedal, normal braking, or pressing
the CANCEL button will deactivate speed control without erasing the memory. Pushing the ON/OFF button to
the OFF position or turning off the ignition erases the
memory.
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WARNING!
Leaving the Speed Control ON when not in use is
dangerous. You could accidentally set the system to
cause it to go faster than you want. You could lose
control and have an accident. Always leave the system OFF when you aren’t using it.
To Resume Speed
To resume a previously set speed, push and release the
RESUME button. Resume can be used at any speed above
(refer to the table below for the speed for your specific
engine).
To Vary The Speed Setting
When the speed control is on, speed can be increased by
pressing and holding the ACCEL button. When the
button is released, a new set speed will be established.
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Tapping the ACCEL button once will result in a speed
increase (refer to the table below for the speed for your
specific engine). Each time the button is tapped, speed
increases so that tapping the button three times will
increase speed by three increments.
Tapping the DECEL button once will result in a speed
decrease (refer to the table below for the speed for your
specific engine). Each time the button is tapped, speed
will decrease. For example, tapping the button 3 times
will decrease the speed by 3 times the speed listed in the
table below (refer to the table below for the speed for
your specific engine).
To decrease speed while the speed control is on, press
and hold the DECEL button. Release the button when the
desired speed is reached, and the new speed will be set.
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Functions
Engage Speed
Minimun RESUME Speed
ACCEL Increase
DECEL Decrease
Dropout Speed
To Accelerate For Passing
Depress the accelerator as you would normally. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
NOTE: When driving uphill, at elevations above 2,000
feet (610 meters), or when the vehicle is heavily loaded
(especially when towing) the vehicle may slow below the
SET speed. If the vehicle speed drops below (refer to the
table below for the speed for your specific engine), the
speed control will automatically disengage. If this happens, you can push down on the accelerator pedal to
maintain the desired speed.
All Engines
30 mph (48 km/h)
25 mph (40 km/h)
2 mph (3km/h)
1 mph (2 km/h)
25 mph (40 km/h)
Vehicles equipped with a Automatic transmission may
exhibit several downshifts under the above conditions.
To reduce the frequency of the downshifts and to improve vehicle performance, it is advisable to lock out
overdrive by pressing the “TOW/HAUL” button located
at the end of the gear shifter.
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OVERHEAD CONSOLE
The overhead console has the following features:
Speed Control can be dangerous where the system
can’t maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could
go too fast for the conditions, and you could lose
control. An accident could be the result. Don’t use
Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads that are
winding, icy, snow-covered, or slippery.
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• Courtesy Lights
• Garage Door Opener — If Equipped
• Compass/Temperature Mini-Trip Computer — If
Equipped
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Courtesy/Reading Lights
Near the front of the console are two courtesy/reading
lights.
Both lights illuminate as courtesy lights when a door is
opened, when the dimmer control is rotated to the
courtesy light position (fully upward position), or when
the UNLOCK button is pressed on the Remote Keyless
Entry transmitter, if so equipped. These lights are also
operated individually as reading lights by pressing the
recessed area of the corresponding lens.
NOTE: The courtesy/reading lights will remain on until
the switch is pressed a second time, so be sure they have
been turned off before leaving the vehicle. If the interior
lights are left on after the vehicle is turned OFF, they will
extinguish after 8 minutes.
COMPASS/TEMPERATURE MINI-TRIP COMPUTER
This feature allows you to choose between a compass/
temperature display and one of four trip conditions being
monitored.
US/M Button
Use this button to change the display from U.S. to metric
measurement units.
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RESET Button
Use this button to reset the following displays:
• Average Fuel Economy
• Trip Odometer
• Elapsed time.
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Global Reset
If the RESET button and STEP button are pressed at the
same time and held for 3 seconds the Global Reset feature
will reset the distance to empty (using a default fuel
economy value), fuel economy, trip odometer, and
elapsed time displays.
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Step Button
Use this button to choose or cycle through the four trip
conditions.
Average Fuel Economy (AVG ECO)
Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset. This
display mode becomes less sensitive to instantaneous
changes in fuel consumption as the number of total
vehicle miles since the last reset increases. It is suggested
that this mode be reset periodically for general operation
or when driving conditions change significantly (for
example, at the end of a trip or when a trailer is
connected or disconnected).
Distance To Empty (DTE)
Shows the estimated distance that can be travelled with
the fuel remaining in the tank. The estimated distance is
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
tank level.
When Distance To Empty = LOW FUEL, the fuel gauge
pointer will initially be on the red “E” marker. At this
point (fuel gauge pointer on the the red “E” marker) there
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is reserve fuel capacity, which corresponds to approximately 8% of tank volume. This reserve capacity was put
in place to prevent the likelihood of customers running
out of fuel when operating at maximum load conditions
in areas where there aren’t many gas stations.
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C/T Button
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NOTE: The Distance To Empty will remain equal to
zero, until the vehicle runs out of fuel or is refueled.
Trip Odometer (ODO)
This display shows the distance traveled since the last
reset.
Elapsed Time (ET)
This display shows the accumulated ignition ON time
since the last reset.
Use this button to select a readout of the outside temperature and one of eight compass headings that indicate
the direction in which the vehicle is facing.
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Compass/Temperature Display
WARNING!
Even if the display still reads a few degrees above
32°F ( 0°C), the road surface may be icy, particularly
in woods or on bridges. Drive carefully under such
conditions to prevent an accident and possible personal injury or property damage.
Automatic Compass Calibration
This compass is self-calibrating which eliminates the
need to manually set the compass. When the vehicle is
new, the compass may appear erratic and the CAL
symbol will be displayed.
After completing one 360° turn, with the vehicle traveling
less than 5 mph (8 km/h), in an area free from large metal
or metallic objects, the CAL symbol will turn off and the
compass will function normally.
Manual Compass Calibration
NOTE: To ensure proper compass calibration, make
sure the compass variance is properly set before manually calibrating the compass.
If the compass appears erratic and the CAL symbol does
not appear, you must manually put the compass into the
“Calibration” mode.
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To Put Into a Calibration Mode
Turn on the ignition and set the display to “Compass/
Temperature.” Press and hold the RESET button to
change the display between VAR (compass variance) and
CAL (compass calibration) modes. When the CAL symbol is displayed complete one 360 degree turn in an area
free from large metal objects or power lines. The CAL
symbol will turn off and the compass will function
normally.
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Compass Variance is the difference between magnetic
north and geographic north. In some areas of the country,
the difference between magnetic and geographic north is
great enough to cause the compass to give false readings.
If this occurs, the compass variance must be set according
to the Compass Variance Map.
Compass Variance Map
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To set the variance: Turn the ignition ON and set the
display to “Compass/Temperature.” Press and hold the
RESET button approximately five seconds. The last variance zone number will be displayed. Press the STEP
button to select the new variance zone and press the
RESET button to resume normal operation.
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLinkt replaces up to three remote controls (hand
held transmitters) that operate devices such as garage
door openers, motorized gates, lighting, or home security
systems. The HomeLinkt unit operates off of your vehicle’s battery.
Outside Temperature
Because the ambient temperature sensor is located underhood, engine temperature can influence the displayed
temperature, therefore, temperature readings are slowly
updated when the vehicle speed is below 20 mph (30
km/h) or during stop and go driving.
NOTE: HomeLinkt is disabled when the Vehicle Theft
Alarm is active.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
Your motorized door or gate will open and close while
you are training the Universal Transceiver. Do not train
the transceiver if people or pets 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.
Programming HomeLinkT
Before You Begin
The Compass Mini-Trip Computer (CMTC) illuminates
the HomeLinkt symbol (a house with an arrow inside it)
along with 1, 2 or 3 indicators under it when a
HomeLinkt button is pressed.
Pay attention to the indicator(s), as they will flash at
different rates, or remain solid during training.
If you have not trained any of the HomeLinkt buttons,
erase all channels before you begin training.
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To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for 20
seconds. Release the buttons when the indicators start to
flash.
It is recommended that a new battery be placed in the
hand-held transmitter of the device being programmed
to HomeLinkt for more efficient training and accurate
transmission of the radio-frequency signal.
Your vehicle should be parked outside of the garage
while training.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1–3 inches (3–8 cm)
from the HomeLinktbuttons while keeping the
HomeLinktdisplay in view.
For optimal training, point the battery end of the handheld transmitter away from the HomeLinkt.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the chosen
HomeLinktbutton and the hand-held transmitter button
until the indicator(s) change from a slow to a rapid flash
rate.
Then release both the HomeLinkt and hand-held transmitter buttons.
It may take up to 30 seconds, or longer in rare cases. The
garage door may open & close while you train.
If the signal is too weak to train, replace the battery in the
original hand-held transmitter.
NOTE: Some gate operators and garage door openers
may require you to replace Step #3 with procedures
noted in the “Gate Operator/Canadian Programming”
section.
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4. Press and hold the just-trained HomeLinkt button. If
the indicator(s) blink rapidly for two seconds and then
remains constant, continue with next section: Programming A Rolling Code System.
NOTE: After training a HomeLinkt channel, if the
garage door does not operate with HomeLinkt and the
garage door opener was manufactured after 1995, the
garage door opener may have rolling code. If so, proceed
to the heading “Programming A Rolling Code System.”
5. PROGRAMMING A ROLLING CODE SYSTEM
At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), locate
the “learn” or “training” button.
This can usually be found where the hanging antenna
wire is attached to the garage door opener motor (it is
NOT the button normally used to open & close the door).
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1 — Garage Door Opener
2 — Training Button
6. Firmly press and release the “learn” or “training”
button. The name and color of the button may vary by
manufacturer.
NOTE: There are 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
step after the “Learn” button has been pressed.
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7. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed
HomeLinkt button twice (holding the button for 2 seconds each time). If the device is plugged in and activates,
programming is complete.
If the device does not activate, press the button a third
time (for 2 seconds) to complete the training.
If you are have any problems, or require assistance,
please call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
To program the remaining two HomeLinkt buttons,
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
erase the channels.
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signals to “time-out” (or quit) after several seconds of
transmission – which may not be long enough for
HomeLinkt to pick up the signal during programming.
Similar to this Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are
designed to “time-out” in the same manner.
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
door or gate motor.
If you are having difficulties programming a garage door
opener or a gate operator, replace “Programming
HomeLink” Step 3 with the following:
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLinktbutton
while you press and release - every two seconds
(“cycle”)
your
hand-held
transmitter
until
HomeLinkthas successfully accepted the frequency
signal. The indicator(s) will change from a slow to
rapid flash when trained.
If you unplugged the device for training, plug it back in
at this time.
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Then proceed with Step 4 under “Programming
HomeLink.” earlier in this section.
Using HomeLinkT
To operate, simply press and release the programmed
HomeLinkt button. Activation will now occur for the
trained device (i.e. garage door opener, gate operator,
security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting,
etc. The hand-held transmitter of the device may also be
used at any time.
Reprogramming a Single HomeLinkT Button
To re-program a channel that has been previously
trained, follow these steps:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLinktbutton for 20
seconds until the indicator(s) starts to flash. Do not
release the button.
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3. Without releasing the button, proceed with PROGRAMMING HOMELINK Step #2 and follow all remaining steps.
Security
It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
in your vehicle.
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for 20
seconds until the indicators begin to flash. Note that all
channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be
erased.
The HomeLinkt Universal Transceiver is disabled when
the Vehicle Theft Alarm is active.
Troubleshooting Tips
If you are having trouble programming HomeLinkt, here
are some of the most common solutions:
• Replace the battery in the original transmitter.
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• Press the Learn Button on the Garage Door Opener to
complete the training for Rolling Code.
• Did you unplug the device for training, and remember
to plug it back in?
If you are have any problems, or require assistance,
please call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
General Information
This device complies with FCC rules part 15 and Industry
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired
operation
NOTE: The transmitter has been tested and it complies
with FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
device.
The term “IC:” before the certification/registration number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
This vehicle has two 12V auxiliary power outlets that can
provide up to 20 Amps of current for accessories designed for use with standard power outlet adapters. The
outlets are located in the instrument panel, below the
temperature control setting knob, and the other inside the
full - size center console. When the optional Cigar Lighter
heating element is used, it heats when pushed in and
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pops out automatically when ready for use. To preserve
the heating element, do not hold the lighter in the
heating position.
The instrument panel outlet can be reconfigured by the
customer to operate only when the ignition is On (switch
battery fed) or with the ignition switch On/Off (battery
fed) to allow for cellular phone charging and/or operation while the ignition is Off. This can be done by moving
the power outlet (switchable) fuse (fuse #22) from the
inboard position to the outboard position.
NOTE: All accessories connected to these outlets should
be removed or turned OFF when the vehicle is not in use
to protect the battery against discharge (unless the customer has reconfigured the fuse block to switched battery
feed).
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Electrical Outlet Use With Engine OFF
(Battery Fed Configuration)
CAUTION!
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e. cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life
and/or prevent engine starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e. coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.), will discharge the
battery even more quickly. Use these only intermittently and with greater caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
generator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
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FLOOR CONSOLE — IF EQUIPPED
Floor Console Features
The Floor Console between the driver’s and front passenger’s seat has the following features:
• Miscellaneous storage compartments
• 3 cup holders (2 are removable)
• iPod/Phone storage bin
• 12 Volt power outlet inside storage compartment
• Side open armrest lid
• Tissue holder & 2 pen holders
• Coin slots
The coin slots are located under the instrument panel
center stack.
Storage Compartments
Some miscellaneous storage compartments and cup
holders are both removable and dishwasher safe for
cleaning purposes (upper rack of dishwasher only). Various storage compartments provide versatile and useful
storage. A coin holder is also provided inside the driver
side storage bin.
Power Outlet and Portable Phone Storage
The console is equipped with a power outlet and an
iPod/ phone storage bin. The phone storage bin can be
used when easy access to the phone is needed. Also, the
power outlet inside console compartment can be used to
charge the phone while it is being stored in the bin. The
power outlet may be used for any portable item with a
standard 12 volt power plug.
Side Open Armrest Lid
Pressing the button on the left side of the console opens
the console armrest lid. The armrest lid will remain open
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until armrest lid is closed manually by pressing the lid
back into place. Two pen holders are provided on the
inside of the armrest lid. A tissue holder is also provided
on the inside of the armrest lid, which holds a pocket size
soft pack of tissue.
CENTER STORAGE COMPARTMENT — IF
EQUIPPED
The center portion of the seat folds down to provide an
armrest with unique storage compartments under the lid.
Push the button on the armrest to raise the lid. Compartments include a holder which will accommodate five
compact disks with finger notches for easier access, a
pencil tray, a coin holder, and a large open area for
miscellaneous items.
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CUP HOLDERS
If your vehicle has bucket seats with a center console,
there are three cup holders located on the console. Refer
to the section on floor console.
A two-cavity cup holder is available on all Crew Cab
with rear seats mounted on the floor.
Front Cup Holders – Crew Cab with Automatic
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REAR STORAGE – IF EQUIPPED
Rear Convenience Storage Crates
WARNING!
Do not sit or stand on this crate. It may collapse
causing serious injury.
Rear Cup Holders – Crew Cab with Automatic
The rear convenience storage crates are located under the
rear seat lower cushion and consist of two removable,
collapsible storage crates.
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CAUTION!
Do not lift up on the “End Flaps” to open the crate,
damage to the “End Flaps” may occur.
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NOTE: The maximum loading capacity for the 40%
crate is 30 lbs. and 50 lbs. for the 60% crate.
To open the storage crate, lift upwards on the crate
handles, and engage the crate end flaps.
Open Crate
1 - Crate Handles
2 - Crate End Flaps
3 - Release Lever
To remove the crate, press on the release lever and lift up
on the crate.
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Plastic Grocery Bag Retainers
Retainer hooks which will hold plastic grocery bag
handles are built into the back panel of the cab.
Insert Crate
To install the crate into the base, insert the crate into the
inboard slot and push down on the outboard side of the
crate and snap into place.
To collapse the crate, push the crate end flaps inward to
disengage. Push the sides inward and snap into the base.
Grocery Bag Retainers
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REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Rear Window Defroster – If Equipped
CAUTION!
Use care when washing the inside of the rear window
to prevent damage to heating elements. Use a soft
cloth and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to
the heating elements. Also, keep all objects a safe
distance from the window to prevent damaging the
heating elements.
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A push-button type switch is located on the right
side of the control below the A/C (Snowflake)
button. Pressing the switch will turn on the Rear Window
Defroster. A light above the Rear Window Defroster
symbol will illuminate to indicate the Rear Window
Defroster is On. Pushing the button again will turn the
Rear Window Defroster Off prior to the time-out. The
Rear Window Defroster will turn off automatically after
15 minutes after the first push, 10 minutes after the
second push all within the same ignition cycle. To
prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear defroster
only when the engine is running.
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Sliding Rear Window – If Equipped
TAILGATE
Tailgate Removal
To simplify mounting a camper unit with an overhang,
the tailgate can be removed quickly. Follow these steps:
1. Open the tailgate to a 45° angle.
2. Unclip and remove the cables from the box while
maintaining a 45° angle.
Sliding Rear Window Latch
A locking device in the center of the window helps to
prevent entry from the rear of the vehicle. Squeeze the
lock to release the window.
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2. Hold the tailgate at a 45° angle and insert it into the
passenger side pivot.
3. Clip the cables to the box.
Two Position Tailgate / Upper Load Platform
Your tailgate can be opened to the full open or the partial
open position. The partial open position is for loading
objects longer than the length of the bed (sheets of
plywood, etc.) by creating an upper load platform:
1. Install lumber
3. Lift the tailgate off of the pivot on the passenger side
by pulling upward and rearward at the same time.
4. Slide the tailgate to the passenger side while making
sure clearance from the box and taillight is maintained.
To reinstall the tailgate, do the following:
1. Slide the tailgate onto the driver’s side pivot.
• Place lumber across the box in the indentations
provided above the wheel housings and in the
bulkhead dividers to form the floor. There are
indents in the sheet metal (or bed liner if equipped)
on the inner side of the box in front (Club Cab only)
and behind both wheel housings.
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2. Secure the tailgate in the partially open position:
To return the tailgate to the full open position:
• Open the tailgate slightly.
• Lift up on the tailgate.
• Snap the tailgate support cable between the cable
guide and the tailgate bumper. Do this on both sides
of the tailgate.
• Remove both cables from between the cable guides
and the tailgate bumpers and lower the tailgate.
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CAUTION!
• Care should always be exercised when operating a
vehicle with cargo. Vehicle speeds may need to be
reduced. Severe turns or rough roads may cause
shifting or bouncing of the cargo that may result in
vehicle damage.
• Insure the load is securely tied down and is
properly identified according to local laws if it
extends beyond the taillamps.
• LOADING should not exceed 400 lbs (181 kg) of
material suspended above the wheelhouse and
partially open tailgate or vehicle damage may
result.
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REAR CARGO AREA UTILITY RAILS
CAUTION!
The maximum load per cleat should not exceed 320
lbs (145 kg) and the angle of the load on each cleat
should not exceed 60 degrees above horizontal, or
damage to the cleat or cleat rail may occur.
There are four adjustable cleats that can be used to assist
in securing cargo. Each cleat must be located and tightened down in one of the detentes, located on either rail,
in order to keep cargo properly secure.
To move the cleat to any position on the rail, turn the nut
counterclockwise approximately three turns. Then pull
out on the cleat and slide it to the detent nearest the
desired location. Make sure the cleat is seated in the
detent and tighten the nut.
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To remove the cleats from the utility rail, remove the end
cap by pushing up on the locking tab, located on the
bottom of the end cap. Slide the cleat off the end of the
rail.
Utility Rail
1 - Utility Rail Cleat
2 - Cleat Retainer Nut
3 - Utility Rail Detent
Utility Rail End Cap
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SLIDE-IN CAMPERS
Camper Applications
Certain truck models are not recommended for slide-in
campers. To determine if your vehicle is excluded, please
refer to the Consumer Information Truck-Camper Loading document located in your Owner’s Manual packet or
available from your dealer. For safety reasons, follow all
instructions on this important document.
General Information
The Manufacturer’s Warranty does not apply to body
modifications and special equipment, such as a camper
unit, heaters, stoves, refrigerators, etc., supplied by
manufacturers other than the manufacturer. For warranty
coverage and service on these items, contact the applicable manufacturer.
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To mount a camper unit with an overhang, the tailgate
can be removed. Unlatch tailgate and remove support
cables from the retainer pins. Raise right side of tailgate
until the lower right side pivot clears the hanger bracket.
Then slide the tailgate to the right to remove.
Carbon Monoxide Warning Vehicles Equipped
With A Cap or Slide-In Campers
To avoid inhaling carbon monoxide, which is deadly, the
exhaust system on vehicles equipped with “Cap or
Slide-In Campers” should extend beyond the overhanging camper compartment and be free of leaks.
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CONTENTS
m Instruments And Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
▫ AM Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
m Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
▫ FM Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
m Instrument Cluster Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
m Sales Code RES — AM/FM Stereo Radio With
CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
m Electronic Digital Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
▫ Clock Setting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
m Radio General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
▫ Radio Broadcast Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
▫ Two Types Of Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
▫ Electrical Disturbances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode . . . . . . . 170
▫ Operation Instructions - CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
▫ List Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . . 181
▫ Info Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . . 181
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m Sales Code REQ — AM/FM Stereo Radio
And 6–Disc CD/DVD Changer
(MP3/WMA AUX Jack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode . . . . . . . 183
▫ Operation Instructions - (Disc Mode For CD
And MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-Video) . . . . 190
▫ Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files . . . . . . . . 192
▫ List Button (Disc Mode For
MP3/WMA Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
▫ Info Button (Disc Mode For
MP3/WMA Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
m Sales Code RER — Multimedia System — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
▫ Operating Instructions — Satellite Radio . . . . . 199
▫ Operating Instructions — Hands-Free
Communication (UConnect™) (If Equipped) . . 199
▫ Clock Setting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
m Satellite Radio (RSC) — If Equipped
(RER/REQ/REN Radios Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
▫ System Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
▫ Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ENS/SID) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
▫ Selecting Satellite Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
▫ Satellite Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
▫ Reception Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
▫ Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode . . . . . . 203
▫ Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
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▫ Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
System (VES™) (If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
m Remote Sound System Controls — If Equipped . . 206
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
m Compact Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
m Sound Box Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
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m Radio Operation And Cellular Phones . . . . . . . . 209
m Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
▫ Air Conditioning And Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
▫ Operation Tips Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
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INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS
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2
3
4
5
— Headlight Switch
— Air Outlets
— Demister Outlets
— Instrument Cluster
— Airbags
6 — Glove Box
7 — Radio
8 — Climate Controls
9 — Power Outlet
10 — Heated Seat Switches*
11 — Transfer Case Switch*
12 — Speed Control Switches
13 — Hood Release
14 — Parking Brake Release
* If Equipped
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION
1. Fuel Gauge
The fuel gauge shows level of fuel in tank when
ignition switch is in the ON position.
2. Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge indicates engine coolant
temperature. Any reading within the normal
range indicates that the cooling system is operating satisfactorily. The gauge needle will likely indicate a
higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up
mountain grades, in heavy traffic, or when towing a
trailer. If the needle rises to the “H” mark, stop the
vehicle, shift into N (Neutral), and increase engine speed
for 2-3 minutes. If the temperature reading does not
return to normal, seek authorized service immediately.
CAUTION!
Do not leave your vehicle unattended with the engine running as you would not be able to react to the
temperature indicator if the engine overheats.
The gauge pointer will remain near its last reading when
the engine is turned off. It will return to a true reading
when the engine is restarted.
3. Turn Signal Indicators
When a turn signal is activated, a right-pointing or
left-pointing arrow lights up and flashes to indicate the
direction of the turn. These indicators also indicate
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
If either indicator flashes at a faster rate than normal,
check for a defective bulb. If either indicator fails to light
up when the lever is moved, check for a defective fuse or
turn signal LED. A single chime is activated when the
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left/right turn signal is left on with the engine RPM
vehicle speed greater than 15 mph (24 km/h) for more
than one mile.
4. Low Fuel Warning Light
This indicator lights when the fuel gauge reads 1/8
of a tank or less. There is a pointer on the side of
this symbol that indicates the side that your fuel
filler door is located.
5. High Beam Indicator
Indicates that headlights are on high beam.
6. Seat Belt Reminder Light
This light comes on for several seconds after the
ignition is turned ON as a reminder to “buckle
up.” This light will remain on as long as the seat
belt remains unbuckled. If this light flashes, it indicates a
fault in the airbag system. Have the system checked by
an authorized dealer.
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7. Coolant Temperature Light
This light warns of an overheated engine condition. For a bulb check, this light will come on
momentarily when the ignition is turned On. If the
light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle, shift into N
(Neutral) and increase the engine speed for 2 to 3
minutes. If the temperature reading does not return to
normal, seek authorized service immediately.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If the temperature light is on,
safely pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
in neutral with the air conditioner turned off until
the light turns off. If the light remains on, turn the
engine off immediately, and call 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 a service center if your
vehicle overheats. If you decide to look under the
hood yourself, see Section 7 of this manual. Follow
the warnings under the Cooling System Pressure Cap
paragraph.
8. Speedometer
Shows the vehicles speed.
9. Voltage Light
This light monitors the electrical system voltage.
The light should turn on momentarily as the
engine is started. If the light stays on or turns on while
driving, it indicates a problem with the charging system.
Immediate service should be obtained.
10. Security Light
This light will flash rapidly for approximately 15 seconds
when the vehicle theft alarm is arming. The light will
flash at a slower speed continuously after the alarm is set.
The security light will also come on for about three
seconds when the ignition is first turned on.
11. ABS Warning Light
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
which is described elsewhere in this manual.
This light will come on when the ignition key is
turned to the ON position and may stay on for
approximately 3 seconds. If this light remains on or
comes on during driving, it indicates that the Anti-Lock
portion of the brake system is not functioning and that
service is required. See your authorized dealer immediately.
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12. Engine Oil Pressure Indicator Light
This light indicates that the engine oil pressure has
become too low. For a bulb check, this light will
come on momentarily when the ignition is turned On. If
the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut
off the engine as soon as possible. Immediate service
should be obtained.
13. Tachometer
This gauge measures engine revolutions-per-minute
(rpm x 1000).
14. Gear Selector
The electronic gear selector display is self-contained
within the instrument cluster. It displays the position of
the automatic transmission shift lever, and the relation of
each position to all other positions. For a good signal the
display will place a box around the selected transmission
range (PRND21). If the PRNDL displays only the characters PRND21 (no boxes), have the system checked by
an authorized dealer.
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15. Trip Odometer
The odometer shows the total distance the vehicle has
been driven. 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. Therefore, if the odometer reading is changed
during repair or replacement, be sure to keep a record of
the reading before and after the service so that the correct
mileage can be determined.
The two trip odometers show individual trip mileage. To
switch from odometer to trip odometers, press and
release the Trip Odometer button.
To reset a trip odometer, display the desired trip odometer to be reset then push and hold the button until the
display resets (approximately 2 seconds).
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Also the cluster will display, replacing the odometer,
vehicle warning messages such as: door ajar, low wash,
No-fuse, Change Oil and the outside temperature on
vehicles that are not equipped with the Overhead Console with Compass/Temperature Mini-Trip Computer.
For additional information, refer to “Compass/
Temperature Mini-Trip Computer” in section 3.
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged,
GASCAP will be displayed in the instrument cluster.
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.
Change Oil Message
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Change Oil” message will flash in
the instrument cluster odometer for approximately 12
seconds after a single chime has sounded to indicate the
next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon
your personal driving style.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and
release the Trip Odometer button on the instrument
cluster. To reset the oil change indicator system (after
performing the scheduled maintenance) refer to the following procedure.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (Do not
start the engine).
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three
times within 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
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NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary repeat this procedure.
16. Odometer
The odometer shows the total distance the vehicle has
been driven.
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. Therefore, if the odometer reading is changed during repair or
replacement, be sure to keep a record of the reading
before and after the service so that the correct mileage can
be determined.
17. Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
This light shows when the fog lights are ON.
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18. Transmission Temperature Indicator
This light indicates that there is excessive transmission fluid temperature that might occur
with severe usage such as trailer towing. If this
light comes on, stop the vehicle and run the
engine at idle or faster, with the transmission in NEUTRAL until the light goes off.
19. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) – If Equipped
This light informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control system. If a problem is detected the light will come on while the
engine is running. If the light remains lit with
the engine running your vehicle will usually be drivable,
however, see your dealer for service as soon as possible.
If the light is flashing when the engine is running,
immediate service is required and you may experience
reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine
stall and your vehicle may require towing. The light will
come on when the ignition is first turned on and remain
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on for 15 seconds as a bulb check. If the light does not
come on during starting, have the system checked by an
authorized dealer.
20. BRAKE System Warning Light
This light will light when the ignition key is turned to the
ON position and will remain on for a few seconds. If the
light stays on, it may be an indication that the parking
brake has not been released, or there is a low brake fluid
level. 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. In this case, the light will
remain on until the condition has been corrected. If the
parking brake is applied, the light will flash when the
gear position is out of park for automatic transmissions.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary. Operating the vehicle in this condition is dangerous!
21. Malfunction Indicator Light
This light is part of an onboard diagnostic system
which monitors the emissions and engine control
system. If the vehicle is ready for emissions
testing the light will come on when the ignition is first
turned on and remain on, as a bulb check, until the
engine is started. If the vehicle is not ready for emissions
testing the light will come on when the ignition is first
turned on and remain on for 15 seconds, then blink for 5
seconds, and remain on until the vehicle is started. If the
bulb does not come on during starting, have the condition investigated promptly.
If this light comes on and remains on while driving, it
suggests a potential engine control problem and the need
for system service.
Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your dealer for service as soon as
possible.
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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 driveability.
If the MIL is flashing, severe catalytic converter
damage and power loss will soon occur. Immediate
service is required.
22. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light — If
Equipped
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has
tires of a different size than the size indicated on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
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As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when one or
more of your tires are significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates,
you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible,
and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving on a
significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
low tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
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operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the
system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then remain continuously
illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation of replacement or
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to
continue to function properly.
CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can, or
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
23. Airbag Indicator
The indicator lights and remains lit for 6 to 8
seconds when the ignition is first turned ON. If
the light does not come on when the ignition is
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first turned on, or the light stays on or comes on while
driving, have the airbag system checked by an authorized dealer.
24. 4WD Indicator
Indicates when transfer case is in 4WD position.
25. SVC (Service) 4WD Indicator
The SVC 4WD lights will come on when the ignition key
is turned to the ON position and will stay on for 2
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.
26. Cruise Light (Speed Control)
This indicator lights when the electronic speed control
system is turned on.
27. Cargo Lamp
The Cargo Lamp light will illuminate when the Cargo
Lamp is activated from the headlight control switch,
located below the headlight switch.
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28. TOW/HAUL
The TOW/HAUL button is located at the end of the gear
shift lever. This light will illuminate when the TOW/
HAUL button has been selected.
29. 4WD LOW Indicator
Indicates transfer case is in 4WD LOW position.
30. Odometer/Trip Odometer Button
Press this button to toggle between the odometer and the
trip odometer display. Holding the button in resets the
trip odometer reading.
ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK
The clock and radio each use the display panel built into
the radio. A digital readout shows the frequency and/or
time in hours and minutes (depending on your radio
model) whenever the ignition switch is in the “ON” or
“ACC” position.
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When the ignition switch is in the “OFF” position, or
when the radio frequency is being displayed, time keeping is accurately maintained.
On the AM/FM/CD (6-disc) radio the time button alternates the location of the time and frequency on the
display. On the AM/FM/CD (single-disc) radio only one
of the two, time or frequency is displayed.
Clock Setting Procedure
1. Press and hold the time button until the hours blink.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side Tune /
Audio control.
3. After the hours are adjusted, press the right side Tune
/ Audio control to set the minutes.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side Tune / Audio
control.
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait approximately
5 seconds.
RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
Radio Broadcast Signals
Your new radio will provide excellent reception under
most operating conditions. Like any system, however, car
radios have performance limitations, due to mobile operation and natural phenomena, which might lead you to
believe your sound system is malfunctioning. To help
you understand and save you concern about these “apparent” malfunctions, you must understand a point or
two about the transmission and reception of radio signals.
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Two Types of Signals
There are two basic types of radio signals... AM or
Amplitude Modulation, in which the transmitted sound
causes the amplitude, or height, of the radio waves to
vary... and FM or Frequency Modulation, in which the
frequency of the wave is varied to carry the sound.
Electrical Disturbances
Radio waves may pick up electrical disturbances during
transmission. They mainly affect the wave amplitude,
and thus remain a part of the AM reception. They
interfere very little with the frequency variations that
carry the FM signal.
AM Reception
AM sound is based on wave amplitude, so AM reception
can be disrupted by such things as lightning, power lines
and neon signs.
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FM Reception
Because FM transmission is based on frequency variations, interference that consists of amplitude variations
can be filtered out, leaving the reception relatively clear,
which is the major feature of FM radio.
NOTE: The radio, steering wheel radio controls (if
equipped), and 6 disc CD/DVD changer (if equipped)
will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the ignition
switch has been turned off. Opening a vehicle front door
will cancel this feature.
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SALES CODE RES — AM/FM STEREO RADIO
WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
side of your radio faceplate.
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Press 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.
RES Radio
(Non-Satellite Model Shown - With Satellite Similar)
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
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to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
SCAN Button
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next listenable station in AM or FM frequencies,
pausing for 5 seconds at each listenable station before
continuing to the next. To stop the search, press the
SCAN button a second time.
Voice Recognition Button (UConnect™ Hands Free
Phone) — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Hand Free Phone
(UConnect™) feature (if equipped). Refer to “Hands-Free
Communication (UConnect™)” in Section 3 for more
information.
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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™ Hands Free Phone) —
If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Hand Free Phone
(UConnect™) feature (if equipped). Refer to “Hands-Free
Communication (UConnect™)” in Section 3 for more
information.
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 and the time of day will display. In
AM or FM mode, pressing the TIME button will switch
between the time and frequency displays.
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Clock Setting Procedure
1. Press and hold the TIME button, until the hours blink.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE
control knob.
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE
control knob to set the minutes. The minutes will begin to
blink.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE control
knob. Press the TUNE control knob to save time change.
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait 5 seconds.
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button.
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the
SETUP button, use the TUNE control to select SET
CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure, starting at
Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite radio,
press the SETUP button and then follow the above
procedure, starting at Step 2.
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).
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.
TUNE Control
Turn the right side rotary control clockwise to increase or
counter-clockwise to decrease the frequency.
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Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Press the rotary TUNE control knob and BASS will
display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the right or left to
increase or decrease the Bass tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a fifth time and
FADE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the
left or right to adjust the sound level between the front
and rear speakers.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a second time and
MID will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the
right or left to increase or decrease the Mid Range tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob again to exit setting
tone, balance, and fade.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a third time and
TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the
right or left to increase or decrease the Treble tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a fourth time and
BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to
the right or left to adjust the sound level from the right or
left side speakers.
MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for 5 seconds. Pressing the Music Type button or
turning the TUNE control knob within 5 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:
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Program Type
No program type or undefined
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
16 Digit-Character
Display
None
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
Program Type
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
16 Digit-Character
Display
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
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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:
• Set Clock — Pressing the SELECT button will allow
user to set the clock. Turn the TUNE control knob to
adjust the hours and then press and turn the TUNE
control knob to adjust the minutes. Press the TUNE
control knob again to save changes.
AM and FM Buttons
Press the buttons to select AM or FM Modes.
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SET Button — To Set the Push-Button Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to push-button memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this station
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within 5 seconds after pressing the SET button,
the station will continue to play but will not be stored
into push-button memory.
You may add a second station to each push-button 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 and 12 FM
stations to be stored into push-button memory. The
stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
pressing the push-button twice.
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Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
commit to push-button memory {12 AM and 12 FM
stations}.
DISC Button
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
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.
NOTE: This Radio is capable of playing compact discs
(CD), recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact discs (CD-RW) compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
an inch, a disc may already be loaded and must be ejected
before a new disc can be loaded.
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
show the disc number, the track number, and index time
in minutes and seconds. Play will begin at the start of
track 1.
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CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4 3/4 inch (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.
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they
can cause damage to the player.
EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
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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 ignition OFF is not allowed on
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
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 to scroll through tracks faster in CD,
MP3 modes.
SCAN Button
Press the Scan button to scan through each track on the
CD currently playing.
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TIME Button
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
RW/FF
Press the RW button to stop the CD at the beginning of
the current CD track/title.
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
works in a similar manner.
Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
Play.
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
file recording media and formats are limited. When
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
AM or FM Button
Switches the Radio to the Radio mode.
Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
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
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files properly and may be unable to play the file normally. 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,
exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this
display.
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator 9.9 and a
3-character extension)
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• Level 2: 31 (including a separator 9.9 and a
3-character 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 9keep disc open after
writing9 are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
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
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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
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
48, 44.1, 32
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
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.
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the Disc at Once option before
writing to the disc.
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LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE control knob. Selecting a folder by
pressing the TUNE control knob will begin playing the
files contained in that folder (or the next folder in
sequence if the selection does not contain playable files).
The folder list will time out after 5 seconds.
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
Press the INFO button once more to return to 9elapsed
time9 priority mode.
Press and hold the INFO button for 3 seconds or more
and radio will display song titles for each file.
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Press and hold the INFO button again for 3 seconds to
return to 9elapsed time9 display.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3 player, or cassette player, and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
Pushing the AUX button will change the mode to auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
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TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
time of day will display for 5 seconds (when ignition is
off).
Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone
(UConnect™) (If Equipped)
Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)” in
Section 3 of this manual.
SALES CODE REQ — AM/FM STEREO RADIO
AND 6–DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX
JACK)
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
side of your radio faceplate.
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If
Equipped)
Refer to “Satellite Radio” in this section.
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
System (VESt) (If Equipped)
Refer to separate “Video Entertainment System (VESt)
Guide.”
REQ Radio
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Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio ON. Press
the ON/VOL 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
volume control 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.
SEEK Buttons (Radio Mode)
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
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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 (Radio Mode)
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next listenable station, in AM, FM or Satellite (if
equipped) frequencies, pausing for 5 seconds at each
listenable station before continuing to the next. To stop
the search, press the SCAN button a second time.
Voice Recognition Button (UConnect™ Hands Free
Phone) — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Hand Free Phone
(UConnect™) feature (if equipped). Refer to “Hands-Free
Communication (UConnect™)” in Section 3 for more
information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “UConnect™ System Not
Available” message will display on the radio screen.
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Phone Button (UConnect™ Hands Free Phone) —
If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Hand Free Phone
(UConnect™) feature (if equipped). Refer to “Hands-Free
Communication (UConnect™)” in Section 3 for more
information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “UConnect™ System Not
Available” message will display on the radio screen.
TIME Button
Press the TIME button and the time of day will display. In
AM or FM mode, pressing the TIME button will switch
between the time and frequency displays.
Clock Setting Procedure
1. Press and hold the TIME button, until the hours blink.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE
control knob.
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE
control knob to set the minutes. The minutes will begin to
blink.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE control
knob. Press the TUNE control knob to save time change.
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait 5 seconds.
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button
and selecting the “SET HOME CLOCK” entry. Once in
this display follow the above procedure, starting at step
2.
INFO Button (Radio Mode)
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).
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RW/FF (Radio Mode)
Pressing the rewind or fast forward button causes the
tuner to search for the next frequency in the direction of
the arrows. This feature operates in either AM, FM or
Satellite (if equipped) frequencies.
TUNE Control (Radio Mode)
Turn the right side rotary control clockwise to increase or
counter-clockwise to decrease the frequency.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Press the rotary TUNE control knob and BASS will
display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the right or left to
increase or decrease the Bass tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a second time and
MID will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the
right or left to increase or decrease the Mid Range tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a third time and
TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the
right or left to increase or decrease the Treble tones.
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Press the rotary TUNE control knob a fourth time and
BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to
the right or left to adjust the sound level from the right or
left side speakers.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a fifth time and
FADE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the
left or right to adjust the sound level between the front
and rear speakers.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob again to exit setting
tone, balance, and fade.
MUSIC TYPE Button (Radio Mode)
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for 5 seconds. Pressing the Music Type button or
turning the TUNE control knob within 5 seconds will
allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio
stations do not currently broadcast Music Type information.
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Toggle the Music Type button to select the following
format types:
Program Type
No program type or undefined
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
16 Digit-Character
Display
None
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Program Type
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
16 Digit-Character
Display
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
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station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
mode.
• DISC Play/Pause - You can toggle between
playing the DVD and pausing the DVD by
pushing the SELECT button (If Equipped).
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.
• DVD Play Options - Selecting the DVD Play Options
will display the following:
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between
the following items:
NOTE: Use the Tune Control Knob to scroll through the
entries. Push the Audio/Select button to select an entry
and make changes.
• 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).
• Subtitle – Repeatedly Pressing SELECT will switch
subtitles to different subtitle languages that are
available on the disc (If Equipped).
• Audio Stream – Repeatedly Pressing SELECT will
switch to different audio languages (if supported on
the disc) (If Equipped).
• Angle – Repeatedly Pressing SELECT will change
the viewing angle if supported by the DVD disc (If
Equipped).
NOTE: The available selections for each of the above
entries varies depending upon the disc.
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NOTE: These selections can only be made while playing
a DVD.
• VES Power - Allows you to turn VES ON and OFF (If
Equipped).
• VES Lock - Locks out rear VES remote controls (If
Equipped).
• VES CH1/CH2 - Allows the user to change mode of
either the IR1 or IR2, wireless headphones, by pressing
the Audio/Select button (If Equipped).
• Set Home Clock - Pressing the SELECT button will
allow user to set the clock. Turn the TUNE control
knob to adjust the hours and then press and turn the
TUNE control knob to adjust the minutes. Press the
TUNE control knob again to save changes.
• Player Defaults - Selecting this item will allow the
user to scroll through the following items, and set
defaults according to customer preference.
Menu Language — If Equipped
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose the
default startup DVD menu language (effective only if
language supported by disc). If customer wishes to select
a language not listed, then scroll down and select 9other.9
Enter the 4-digit country code using the TUNE control
knob to scroll up and down to select the # and then push
to select.
Audio Language — If Equipped
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose a default
audio language (effective only if language supported by
disc). If customer wishes to select a language not listed,
then scroll down and select 9other.9 Enter the country
code using the TUNE control knob to scroll up and down
to select the # and then push to select.
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Subtitle Language — If Equipped
Aspect Ratio — If Equipped
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose a default
subtitle language (effective only if language supported
by disc). If customer wishes to select a language not
listed, then scroll down and select 9other.9 Enter the
country code using the TUNE control knob to scroll up
and down to select the # and then push to select.
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose between
wide screen, pan scan, and letter box.
Subtitles — If Equipped
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose between
subtitle OFF or ON.
Audio DRC — If Equipped
Selecting this item will allow the user to limit maximum
audio dynamic range - The default is set to 9High,9 and
under this setting, dialogues will play at 11 db higher
than if the setting is 9Normal.9
AutoPlay — If Equipped
When this is set to ON and a DVD video is inserted, it
will bypass the DVD menu screen and automatically play
the movie. In some rare cases, the DVD player may not
auto play the main title. In such cases, use the menu
button on the remote control to select desired title to play.
NOTE: The user will have to set these defaults before
loading a disc. If changes are made to these settings after
a disc is loaded, changes will not be effective. Also, the
defaults are effective only if the disc supports the
customer-preferred settings.
AM and FM Buttons (Radio Mode)
Press the buttons to select AM or FM Modes.
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SET Button (Radio Mode) — To Set the
Push-Button Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to push-button memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this station
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within 5 seconds after pressing the SET button,
the station will continue to play but will not be stored
into push-button memory.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
You may add a second station to each push-button 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
push-button memory. The stations stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the push-button
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 5 times.
Buttons 1 - 6 (Radio Mode)
These buttons tune the Radio to the stations that you
commit to push-button 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.
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CAUTION!
The radio may shut down during extremely hot
conditions. When this occurs, the radio will indicate
“Disc Hot” and shut off until a safe temperature is
reached. This shutdown is necessary to protect the
optics of the DVD player and other radio internal
components.
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
LOAD Button — Loading Compact Disc(s)
Press the LOAD button and the push-button with the
corresponding number (1-6) where the CD is being
loaded. The radio will display PLEASE WAIT and
prompt when to INSERT DISC. After the radio displays
9INSERT DISC,9 insert the CD into the player.
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Radio display will show 9LOADING DISC9 when the disc
is loading and “READING DISC” when the radio is
reading the disc.
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4 3/4 inch (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
Eject Button — Ejecting Compact Disc(s)
Press the eject button and the push-button with
the corresponding number (1-6) where the CD
was loaded and the disc will unload and move
to the entrance for easy removal. Radio display
will show 9EJECTING DISC9 when the disc is being
ejected and prompt the user to remove the disc.
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Press and hold the eject button for 5 seconds and all CDs
will be ejected from the radio.
The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
SEEK Button (CD MODE)
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 to scroll through tracks faster in CD,
MP3/MWA modes.
SCAN Button (CD MODE)
Press the Scan button to scan through each track on the
CD currently playing.
TIME Button (CD MODE)
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
RW/FF (CD MODE)
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
works in a similar manner.
AM or FM Button (CD MODE)
Switches the Radio to the Radio mode.
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
The radio can play MP3/WMA files; however, acceptable
MP3/WMA file recording media and formats are limited.
When writing MP3/WMA files, pay attention to the
following restrictions.
Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3/WMA file recording media supported by the
radio are CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3,WMA, DVD Video,
DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and CDDA+MP3.
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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 normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3/
WMA files). Discs created with an option such as 9keep
disc open after writing9 are most likely multisession
discs. The use of multisession for CD audio or MP3/
WMA playback may result in longer disc loading times.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
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.
• Maximum number of directory levels: 8
• Maximum number of files: 255
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator 9.9 and a
3-character extension)
Supported MP3/WMA File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3/WMA
extension as MP3/WMA files. Non-MP3/WMA files
named with the *.MP3/WMA extension may cause playback problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file
as an invalid MP3/WMA and will not play the file.
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator 9.9 and a
3-character extension)
When using the MP3/WMA encoder to compress audio
data to an MP3/WMA file, the bit rate and sampling
• Maximum number of folders: 100
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
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frequencies in the following table are supported. In
addition, variable bit rates (VBR) are also supported. The
majority of MP3/WMA files use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate
and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or VBR bit rates.
MPEG
Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
Bit rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48
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/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.
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
48, 44.1, 32
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
WMA
Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
Bit Rate (kbps)
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
WMA
44.1 and 48
48, 64, 96, 128,
160, 192 VBR
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
Loading times for playback of MP3/WMA files may be
affected by the following:
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• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the Disc at Once option before
writing to the disc.
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE control knob. Selecting a folder by
pressing the TUNE control knob will begin playing the
files contained in that folder (or the next folder in
sequence if the selection does not contain playable files).
The folder list will time out after 5 seconds.
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INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
Press the INFO button once more to return to 9elapsed
time9 priority mode.
Press and hold the INFO button for 3 seconds or more
and radio will display song titles for each file.
Press and hold the INFO button again for 3 seconds to
return to 9elapsed time9 display.
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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/WMA player, cassette player, or microphone and
utilize the vehicle’s audio system to amplify the source
and play through the vehicle speakers.
Pushing the AUX button will change the mode to auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
device’s volume set to 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.
SEEK Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
SCAN Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
EJECT Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press this button to change the display from elapsed
playing time to time of day. The time of day will display
for 5 seconds.
RW/FF (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
SET Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone
(UConnect™) (If Equipped)
Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)” in
Section 3 of this manual.
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Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If
Equipped)
Refer to “Satellite Radio” in this section.
intended for home and other limited viewing uses only
unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
System (VESt) (If Equipped)
Refer to separate “Video Entertainment System (VESt)
Guide.”
DTS
9DTS9 and 9DTS 2.09 are trademarks of Digital Theater
Systems, Inc.
Dolby
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
9Dolby9 and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories.
Macrovision
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is
SALES CODE RER — MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM — IF
EQUIPPED
NOTE: The sales code is located on the lower right side
of the unit’s faceplate.
The RER multimedia system contains a radio, Sirius
Satellite Radio player, Navigation system, CD/DVD
player, USB port, 20 gigabyte Hard Drive (HDD), and the
UConnectt hands-free Bluetooth cellular system.
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NOTE: If your vehicle is not equipped with UConnectt,
the unit will respond with a “Feature Not Available”
message when selecting controls related to this feature.
A 6.5-inch touch screen allows easy menu selection, while
the Advanced Voice Dialog System recognizes more than
1,000 words for audio, navigation, entertainment, and
hands-free mobile phone use.
The satellite navigation capability combines a GlobalPositioning System-based navigation system with an
integrated color screen to provide maps, turn identification, selection menus, and instructions for selecting a
variety of destinations and routes.
A shared Hard Drive (HDD) for the navigation system,
the database, and other radio features allows uploads of
music and photos from CDs or through the USB port.
While the Gracenote database finds the artist, track, and
title for the music.
An auxiliary input jack permits passengers to listen to a
portable MP3 player through the vehicle’s speakers. For
vehicles equipped with the Vehicle Entertainment System
(VES), separate audio outputs allow passengers to listen
to the car speakers while different audio tracks play
through the system’s wireless headphones. This means
rear seat passengers can watch a DVD on the optional
rear-seat entertainment system while the driver and front
seat passenger listen to the radio.
Other special features include direct tune, music type
selections, Traffic Messaging (optional), easy store presets, parental lockout for VES (if equipped), backup
camera display for vehicles equipped with a backup
camera, and on some models a dual display screen
operation. Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for
detailed operating instructions.
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Operating Instructions — Satellite Radio
Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for detailed
operating instructions.
Operating Instructions — Hands-Free
Communication (UConnect™) (If Equipped)
Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for detailed
operating instructions.
Clock Setting Procedure
The GPS receiver in this system is synchronized to the
time data being transmitted by the GPS satellites. The
satellites’ clock is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). This is
the worldwide standard for time. This makes the system’s clock very accurate once the appropriate time zone
and daylight savings information is set.
Changing the Time Zone
1. Turn on the system.
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2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
clock setting menu will appear on the screen. If the words
“Time: GPS Time” are displayed at the top of the screen,
proceed to Step 4. Otherwise, proceed to Step 3.
3. If the words “Time: User Clock” are displayed at the
top of the screen, touch the bottom of the screen where
the words “User Clock” are displayed. The GPS time
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.
5. Select a time zone by touching the screen where your
selection appears. If you do not see a time zone that you
want to select, touch the screen where the word “Page” is
displayed to view additional time zones in the menu.
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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:
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
clock setting menu will appear on the screen. If the words
“Time: User Clock” are displayed at the top of the screen,
proceed to Step 4. Otherwise, proceed to Step 3.
1. Turn on the system.
3. If the words “Time: GPS Time” are displayed at the top
of the screen, touch the bottom of the screen where the
words “GPS Time” are displayed. The user clock time
setting menu will appear on the screen.
2. Touch the screen where the time 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 displayed to change the current setting.
Setting the User Clock
If you wish to set the clock to a time different from the
system clock, you can manually adjust the time by
performing the following:
1. Turn on the system.
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.
5. To move the minute forward, touch the screen where
the word “Min” with the arrow pointing upward is
displayed. To move the minute backward, touch the
screen where the word “Min” with the arrow pointing
downward is displayed.
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6. To save the new time setting, touch the screen where
the word “Save” is displayed.
Show Time if Radio is Off
When selected, this feature will display the time of day
on the touch screen when the system is turned off.
Proceed as follows to change the current setting:
1. Turn on the system.
2. Touch the screen where the time 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 “Show Time if Radio is Off.”
Touch the screen where the words “Show Time if Radio is
Off” are displayed to change the current setting.
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SATELLITE RADIO (RSC) — IF EQUIPPED
(RER/REQ/REN RADIOS ONLY)
Satellite radio uses direct satellite to receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius™ Satellite Radio. This service offers up to 100 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
System Activation
Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you
may begin listening immediately to the one year of
SIRIUS audio service that is included with the factoryinstalled satellite radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will
contact you to supply a welcome kit and to confirm
subscription information, including the set up of your
on-line listening account at no additional charge. For
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further information, call the toll-free number 888-5397474, or visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com.
Please have the following information available when
calling:
selected. Press the TUNE control knob and the Sirius ID
number will display. The Sirius ID number display will
time out in 2 minutes. Press any button on the radio to
exit this screen.
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID).
Selecting Satellite Mode
Press the SAT button until 9SAT9 appears in the display. A
CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
mode.
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ENS/SID)
The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number is needed to activate your Sirius Satellite Radio
system. To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following
steps:
ESN/SID Access
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACCESSORY
position and the radio ON, press the SETUP button and
scroll using the TUNE control knob until Sirius ID is
Satellite Antenna
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
roof around the rooftop antenna location or strap items to
the trunk lid around the trunk lid antenna (if equipped).
Metal objects placed within the line of sight of the
antenna will cause decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as bikes should be placed as far rearward
as possible, within the loading design of the rack. Do not
place items directly on or above the antenna.
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Reception Quality
Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the
following reasons:
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
structure or under a physical obstacle.
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the
form of short audio mutes.
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
cause intermittent reception.
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
cause signal blockage.
Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
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SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
without stopping until you release it.
SCAN Button
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next channel, pausing for 8 seconds before continuing
to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN button a
second time.
INFO Button
Pressing the INFO button will cycle between Artist, Song
Title, and Composer (if available) information. Also,
pressing and holding the INFO button for an additional
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3 seconds will make the radio display the Song Title all of
the time (press and hold again to return to normal
display).
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next
channel with the same selected Music Type name.
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
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.
TUNE Control (Rotary)
Turn the right side rotary control clockwise to increase or
counter-clockwise to decrease the channel.
MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for 5 seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button or
turning the TUNE control knob within 5 seconds will
allow the program format type to be selected.
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music
type.
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the
following items:
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the SELECT button
to display the Sirius ID number. This number is used
to activate, deactivate, or change the Sirius subscription.
SET Button — To Set the Push-Button Memory
When you are receiving a channel that you wish to
commit to push-button memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
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Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within 5 seconds after pressing the SET button,
the channel will continue to play but will not be stored
into push-button memory.
You may add a second channel to each push-button by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2. This
allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into
push-button memory. The channels stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the push-button
twice.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
commit to push-button memory {12 Satellite stations}.
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Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone (If
Equipped)
Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)” in
Section 3 of this manual.
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
System (VES™) (If Equipped)
Refer to separate “Video Entertainment System (VES™)
Guide.”
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to
access the switches.
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The left hand control is a rocker type switch with a push
button in the center. The function of the left hand control
is different depending on which mode you are in.
The following describes the left hand control operation in
each mode.
Radio Operation
Pressing the top of the switch will SEEK up for the next
listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch
will SEEK down for the next listenable station.
The right hand control is a rocker type switch with a push
button 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 button located in the center of the left hand control
will tune to the next pre-set station that you have
programmed in the radio pre-set push-buttons.
CD Player
Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once
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will go to the beginning of the current track or to the
beginning of the previous track if it is within one second
after the current track begins to play.
If you press the switch up or down twice it plays the
second track, three times, it will play the third, etc.
The button in the center of the left hand switch changes
CD’s on the 6–Disc in-dash CD changer radio. This
button does not function for all other radios.
COMPACT DISC MAINTENANCE
To keep the compact discs in good condition, take the
following precautions:
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
surface.
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
wiping from center to edge.
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3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratching the disc.
4. Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, cleaners,
or antistatic sprays.
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
too high.
NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular disc, it may be damaged (i.e. scratched, reflective
coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
oversized, or have theft protection encoding. Try a
known good disc before considering disc player service.
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SOUND BOX OPERATION
The Sound Box includes one subwoofer, two tweeters
and lights that pulsate with the music.
The lights can be either be turned off, on constantly or
pulse with the beat of the music. To control the lights,
select one of the following three positions:
Switch Position
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2
3
Light Operation
Pulse (right/passenger
side) position – In this
position the sound is active and the lights will
pulse with the music.
Pulse off/light off (center)
position – In this position
the sound is active but
the lights will be turned
off.
Constant (left/driver side)
position – In this position
the sound is active and
the lights will remain on
constantly.
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RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
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 controls for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system in this vehicle consist of a series of rotary
knobs. These comfort controls can be set to obtain desired
interior conditions.
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Air Conditioning And Heater
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Air Conditioning And Heater Operation
To turn on the Air Conditioning, set the fan control at any
speed and press the snowflake button located at the right
of the control panel. Conditioned air will be directed
through the outlets selected by the mode control. A light
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at the top of the snowflake button shows that the air
conditioning is on. Press the button a second time to turn
the air conditioning off.
Slight changes in engine speed or power may be noticed
when the air conditioning compressor is on. This is a
normal occurrence as the compressor will cycle on and
off to maintain comfort and increase fuel economy.
The mode control (at the right of the
control panel) can be set in any of the
following positions:
Mode Control
NOTE: To improve your selection choices, the system
allows you to operate at intermediate positions between
the major modes. These intermediate positions are identified by the small dots.
Recirculation Modes (Panel or Bi-Level )
Select the recirculation modes when
the outside air contains dust, odors,
high humidity, or if rapid cooling is
desired. This feature allows for recirculation of interior air only. Air flows
through either the panel outlets or
both the panel and floor outlets, together, depending which recirculation mode is selected.
Panel (Fresh Air Modes)
Outside air flows through the outlets located in the
instrument panel.
Bi-Level
Outside air flows through the outlets located in the
instrument panel and at the floor.
Floor
Outside air flows primarily through the floor outlets located under the instrument panel.
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Blower Control
Outside air flows in equal proportions through the
floor and defroster outlets.
Defrost
Outside air is primarily directed to the windshield
through the defroster outlets located at the base of
the windshield, and the demister outlets located at the
edge of each side of the instrument panel.
NOTE: The air conditioner compressor operates in both
Mix and Defrost or a blend of these modes, even if the
A/C button has not been pressed. This dehumidifies the
air to help dry the windshield.
The rotary knob on the left of
the control panel is the
blower control. Turn the knob
clockwise to one of the four
positions to obtain the blower
speed you desire. To turn the
blower off, turn the knob to
the far left position.
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Temperature Control
The rotary knob at the center
of the control panel controls
the temperature of the interior air. You can choose your
degree of comfort by rotating
the knob. The coldest temperature setting is to the extreme left (blue region) and
the warmest setting is to the
extreme right (red region) of
the rotation.
Circulation
The cab is designed with features to promote outside air
circulation. There are grilles in the cab back panel. These
are air exhausters that provide the means for regular
exchange of cab air.
Side window demisters direct air flow specifically to the
window glass to help prevent interior fogging of the
glass. They are located in the extreme outside upper
edges of the instrument panel. The demisters also provide extra air ducts for circulation. They are in operation
whenever the Floor, Mix, Defrost, or Bi-Level modes are
in use.
NOTE: When you turn off the engine you may hear a
hissing sound from under the hood for a short period of
time. This is a normal condition that occurs if the air
conditioning system has been on. It is not an indication of
a problem with the air conditioning system.
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Operating Tips
Fast Cooldown
For a fast cooldown, open the windows and turn the
blower fan rotary knob to the extreme right position, turn
the mode control to the panel fresh position, press the
snowflake button to turn on the air conditioning, and
drive with the windows open for the first few minutes.
Once the hot air has been expelled, close the windows
and turn the mode selector to the Recirculation Panel
Mode or Recirculation Mode Bi-level position. When a
comfortable condition has been reached, choose a mode
position and adjust the temperature control knob and
blower speed as necessary to maintain comfort. For high
humidity conditions it may be necessary to remain in the
Recirculation mode to maintain comfort.
Window Fogging
Windows will fog on the inside when the humidity inside
the vehicle is high. This often occurs in mild or cool
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temperatures when it’s rainy or humid. In most cases
turning on the Air-conditioning (pressing the snowflake
button) will clear the fog. Adjust the temperature control,
air direction and blower speed to maintain comfort.
As the temperature gets colder it may be necessary to
direct air onto the windshield by using MIX Mode
position on the control. Adjust the temperature control
and blower speed to maintain comfort. High blower
speeds will reduce fogging. Interior fogging on the
windshield can be quickly removed by selecting the
defrost mode.
Regular cleaning of the inside of the windows with a
non-filming cleaning solution (vinegar and water works
very well) will help prevent contaminates (cigarette
smoke, perfumes, etc.) from sticking to the windows.
Contaminates on the inside of windows can increase the
rate of window fogging.
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Summer Operation
Air conditioned vehicles must be protected with a high
quality antifreeze coolant during summer to provide
proper corrosion protection and to raise the boiling point
of the coolant for protection against overheating. A 50%
concentration of engine coolant to distilled water is
recommended. See “Cooling System” in the Maintaining
Your Vehicle section of your Owner’s Manual.
When using the air conditioner in extremely heavy traffic
in hot weather especially when towing a trailer, additional engine cooling may be required. If this situation is
encountered, operate the transmission in a lower gear
and set the air conditioner to recirculation mode. Operating the air conditioner in recirculation mode provides
the maximum performance from your air conditioning.
When stopped in heavy traffic, it may be necessary to
shift into NEUTRAL and depress the accelerator slightly
for fast idle operation.
Winter Operation
When operating the system during the winter months,
make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of ice, slush, snow, or other obstructions. This will help prevent snow going into the ducts.
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Operation Tips Chart
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CONTENTS
m Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
m Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
▫ Recommended Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
▫ Normal Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
▫ Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
m Four-Wheel Drive Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
▫ NV233/243 GII Transfer Case Operating
Information/Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
m Engine Block Heater — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 224
m Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
▫ Brake/Transmission Interlock System . . . . . . . 225
▫ Shifting Procedure - NV233/243
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
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▫ NV 244 Generation II Transfer Case Operating
Information / Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
▫ Shifting Procedure - NV 244 Generation II
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
m Limited-Slip Rear Axle Differential — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
▫ Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . 250
m Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
m Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . 256
m Driving On Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . 257
m Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
m Tires — General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
m Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
▫ Radial-Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
m Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
▫ Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 265
▫ Rear Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System – If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
▫ Limited Use Spare — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 265
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
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▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
m Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
▫ Alignment And Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
m Supplemental Tire Pressure Information — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
m Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
m Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
m Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
m Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
▫ Base System – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
m Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
m Flexible Fuel — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
▫ E-85 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
▫ Ethanol Fuel (E-85) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
▫ Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
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▫ Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel
Vehicles (E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles . . . . . . . 286
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
▫ Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
▫ Trailer Towing Weights
(Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . . 296
▫ Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
▫ Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
▫ Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
m Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
m Snowplow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
▫ Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
▫ Snowplow Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
▫ Curb Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
m Recreational Towing (Behind Motorhome, Etc.) . . 305
▫ Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
▫ Recreational Towing 2WD Models . . . . . . . . . 305
m Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
▫ Recreational Towing 4WD Models . . . . . . . . . 305
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
m Equipment Identification Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
STARTING AND OPERATING
STARTING PROCEDURES
The starter should not be operated for more than 15
second intervals. Waiting a few seconds between such
intervals will protect the starter from overheating.
WARNING!
Be sure to turn off the engine and remove the key
from the ignition switch if you want to rest or sleep
in your car. Accidents can be caused by inadvertently
moving the gear selection lever or by pressing the
accelerator pedal. This may cause excessive heat in
the exhaust system, resulting in overheating and
vehicle fire which may cause serious or fatal injuries.
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WARNING!
Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build up may
cause serious injury or death.
Manual Transmission
Apply the parking brake, place the gearshift control lever
in NEUTRAL and depress clutch pedal to the floor before
starting the vehicle. This vehicle is equipped with a
clutch interlocking ignition system. It will not start unless
the clutch is depressed.
Automatic Transmission
Start the engine with the shift lever in NEUTRAL or
PARK position. Apply the brake before shifting to any
driving range.
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Normal Starting
Normal starting of either a warm or cold engine is
obtained without pumping or depressing the accelerator
pedal. Turn the key to the START position and release
when the engine starts. If the engine fails to start within
10 seconds, turn the key to the OFF position, wait 5
seconds, then repeat the starting procedure.
NOTE: This vehicle is equipped with a transmission
shift interlocking system. The brake pedal must be
depressed to shift out of Park (P).
If Engine Fails To Start
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
normal starting procedure, it may be flooded. Push the
accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it there
while cranking the engine. This should clear any excess
fuel in case the engine is flooded.
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.
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.
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WARNING!
Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel
could enter the catalytic converter and once the
engine has started, ignite and damage the converter
and vehicle. If the vehicle has a discharged battery,
booster cables may be used to obtain a start from a
booster battery or the battery in another vehicle. This
type of start can be dangerous if done improperly.
See section 6 of this manual for the proper jump
starting procedures and follow them carefully.
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If the engine has been flooded, it may start to run, but not
have enough power to continue running when the key is
released. If this occurs, continue cranking with the accelerator pedal pushed all the way to the floor. Release the
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, the normal starting procedure should be
repeated.
After Starting
The idle speed is automatically controlled and will decrease as the engine warms up.
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Engine Block Heater — If Equipped
The engine block heater warms engine coolant and
permits quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord
to a standard 110-115 volt AC electrical outlet with a
grounded, three wire extension cord.
The engine block heater cord is located at the right front
of the engine compartment for all engine applications.
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the cord before driving.
Damage to the 110-115 volt electrical cord could cause
electrocution.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the
vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine
is at idle speed.
• Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK, or NEUTRAL
into any forward gear when the engine is above
idle speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.
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WARNING!
It is dangerous to shift the selector lever out of “P” or
“N” if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If
your foot is not firmly on the brake pedal, the vehicle
could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You
could lose control of the vehicle and hit someone or
something. Only shift into gear when the engine is
idling normally and when your right foot is firmly on
the brake pedal.
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
This system prevents you from moving the gear shift out
of Park and into any gear unless the brake pedal is
pressed. This system is active only while the ignition
switch is in the ON position. Always depress the brake
pedal first, before moving the gear selector out of PARK.
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Automatic Transmission
The electronic PRNDL on the instrument cluster indicates
the transmission gear selected. The selector lever is
mounted on the right side of the steering column. To
drive, move the selector lever from Park or Neutral to the
desired drive position. Pull selector lever toward you
when shifting into Reverse, Second, First or Park, or
when shifting out of Park.
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from Park or
Neutral position into another gear range.
“P” Park
Supplements parking brake by locking the transmission.
Engine can be started in this range. Never use Park while
vehicle is in motion. Apply parking brake when leaving
vehicle in this range. Always apply parking brake first,
then place selector in Park position.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
Your vehicle could move and injure you and others if
it is not completely in P (Park). Check by trying to
move the gearshift lever back and forth without first
pulling the lever toward you, after you have set it in
P (Park). Make sure it is in Park before leaving the
vehicle.
It is dangerous to shift the selector lever out of “P” or
“N” 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.
WARNING!
Never use Park position on an automatic transmission as a substitute for the parking brake. Always
apply parking brake fully when parked to guard
against vehicle movement and possible injury or
damage.
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“R” Reverse
Use this range only after the vehicle has come to a
complete stop.
“N” Neutral
Shift to Neutral 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.
“D” Drive
For most city and highway driving.
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“2” Second
For driving slowly in heavy city traffic or on mountain
roads where more precise speed control is desirable. Use
it also when climbing long grades, and for engine braking when descending moderately steep grades. To prevent excessive engine speed do not exceed 45 miles per
hour (72 km/h) in this range.
“1” First
For driving up very steep hills and for engine braking at
low speeds 25 mph (40 km/h) or less when going down
hill. To prevent excessive engine speed do not exceed 25
mph (40 km/h) in this range.
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Overdrive Operation
The overdrive automatic transmission contains an electronically controlled fourth and fifth (if equipped) speed
(Overdrive). The transmission will automatically shift
from Drive to Overdrive if the following conditions are
present:
• the transmission selector is in Drive;
• the engine coolant has reached normal operating temperature;
• vehicle speed is above approximately 30 mph (48
km/h);
• the “TOW/HAUL” switch has not been activated;
• transmission has reached normal operating temperature.
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 also to the Note under
torque converter clutch, later in this section.
If the transmission temperature gets extremely hot, the
transmission will automatically select the most desirable
gear for operation at this temperature. If the transmission
temperature becomes hot enough the TRANS TEMP light
may illuminate and the transmission may downshift out
of Overdrive until the transmission cools down. After
cooldown, the transmission will resume normal operation.
The transmission will downshift from Overdrive to Drive
if the accelerator pedal is fully depressed at vehicle
speeds above approximately 35 mph (56 km/h).
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When To Use “TOW/HAUL” Mode
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operating in “TOW/HAUL” mode, 5th gear (if
equipped) is disabled and 2-3 and 3-4 shift patterns are
modified. Shifts into Overdrive (4th gear) are allowed
during steady cruise (for improved fuel economy) and
automatic closed-throttle downshifts to 3rd gear (for
improved braking) will occur during steady braking.
The “TOW/HAUL” light will illuminate in the instrument cluster to indicate when the switch has been
activated. Pressing the switch a second time restores
normal operation. If the “TOW/HAUL” mode is desired,
the button must be pressed each time the engine is
started.
Tow Haul Button
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
overheating or failure due to excessive shifting. When
Torque Converter Clutch
A feature designed to improve fuel economy is included
in all automatic transmissions. A clutch within the torque
converter engages automatically at a calibrated speed at
light throttle. It engages at higher speeds under heavier
acceleration. This may result in a slightly different feeling
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or response during normal operation in high gear. When
the vehicle speed drops below a calibrated speed, or
during acceleration, the clutch automatically and
smoothly disengages. The feature is operational in Overdrive and in Drive.
NOTE: The torque converter clutch will not engage
until the transmission fluid and engine coolant are warm
[usually after 1-3 miles (1.6 - 4.8 km) of driving]. Because
the engine speed is higher when the torque converter
clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the transmission
is not shifting into Overdrive when cold. This is normal.
Pressing the9TOW/HAUL9 button, when the transmission is sufficiently warm, will demonstrate that the
transmission is able to shift into and out of Overdrive.
NOTE: If the vehicle has not been driven in several
days, the first few seconds of operation after shifting the
transmission into gear may seem sluggish. This is due to
the fluid partially draining from the torque converter into
the transmission. This condition is normal and will not
cause damage to the transmission. The torque converter
will refill within five seconds of shifting from Park into
any other gear position.
MANUAL TRANSMISSION
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended without having the parking
brake fully applied. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle,
especially on an incline.
This model is equipped with a clutch interlocking ignition system. The clutch pedal must be fully depressed to
start the vehicle.
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Fully depress the clutch pedal before shifting gears. As
you release the clutch pedal, lightly depress the accelerator pedal. When launching a stationary vehicle, keep the
engine speed low until the clutch is fully engaged.
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swift motion. If you move slowly toward reverse you will
encounter a very high load which makes it difficult to
enter the gate.
NOTE: Always launch in first gear. Damage to the
clutch can result from launching in 2nd gear or 3rd gear.
Use each gear in numerical order, do not skip a gear.
Never drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal, or
attempt to hold the vehicle on a hill with the clutch pedal
partially engaged, as this will cause abnormal wear on
the clutch.
When shifting from 5th to 6th gear, do not apply excessive knob load toward the Reverse gear gate, as you may
overpower Reverse crash-through load and unintentionally clash into Reverse gear. Also, when shifting from 6th
to 5th gear, excessive knob load toward the Reverse gear
gate will result in blocking of the shift.
Recommended Shift Speeds
To use your manual transmission for fuel economy it
should be upshifted as listed below. Shift at the vehicle
speeds listed for acceleration. Earlier upshifts during
cruise conditions (relatively steady speeds) will result in
increased fuel economy, and may be used as indicated.
To shift into Reverse, come to a complete stop. Depress
the clutch and pause briefly to allow the gear train to
stop. Reverse has a 9crash-through9 lockout feature. In
order to get into the reverse gate you should start in
neutral 3/4 and move rapidly into the reverse gate in one
Higher upshift speeds may be used to obtain a desired
acceleration rate.
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6 Speed Manual Transmission Shift Speed in mph
(km/h)
AccelEn1 to 2 to 3 to 4 to 5 to
gine Model Axle eration
2
3
4
5
6
Rate
3.7L
4.7L
ALL
3.21 ACCEL
&
&
3.55 CRUISE
15
24
34
47
56
(24) (39) (55) (76) (90)
10
19
27
37
41
(16) (31) (44) (60) (66)
All
3.21 ACCEL
&
&
3.55 CRUISE
15
25
40
45
50
(24) (40) (65) (72) (81)
Downshifting
Moving from a high gear down to a lower gear is
recommended to preserve brakes when driving down
steep hills. In addition, downshifting at the right time
provides better acceleration when you desire to resume
speed. For acceleration at speeds less than 20 mph (30
km/h), 2nd gear is recommended.
CAUTION!
When descending a hill, be very careful to downshift
one gear at a time to prevent overspeeding the engine
which can cause valve damage.
To prevent clutch and transmission damage, your vehicle
should be downshifted at speeds no greater than those
listed in the Maximum Recommended Downshifting
Speed chart.
Maximum Recommended Downshifting Speeds
Gear
Selection
Maximum
Speed
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
20 mph 35 mph 55 mph 75 mph 85 mph
(32
(56
(88
(120
(135
km/h) km/h) km/h) km/h) km/h)
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CAUTION!
Failure to follow the recommended downshifting
speeds may cause the engine to over speed and / or
damage the clutch disc even if the clutch pedal is
depressed.
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION
NV233/243 GII Transfer Case Operating
Information/Precautions
The NV233/243 is an electric shift transfer case and is
operated by the 4WD Control Switch (Transfer Case
Switch), which is located on the instrument panel.
The NV233/243 transfer case provides 4 mode positions:
2 (rear) wheel drive high range, 4 wheel drive high range,
4 wheel drive low range, and neutral.
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The NV233/243 transfer case is designed to be driven in
the 2 wheel drive position (2WD) for normal street and
highway conditions (dry hard surfaced roads).
When additional traction is required, the transfer case
4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW positions 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 4WD Control Switch to the
desired position - see Shifting Procedure section for
specific shifting instructions. The 4WD LOCK and 4WD
LOW positions are designed for loose or slippery road
surfaces only. Driving in the 4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW
positions on dry hard-surfaced roads may cause increased tire wear and damage to the driveline components.
The transfer case Neutral (N) position is selected by
depressing the recessed button located on the lower left
hand corner of the 4WD Control Switch.
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NOTE: The transfer case Neutral (N) position is to be
used for recreational towing only. See Recreational Towing section for specific procedures on shifting into and
out of Neutral (N).
Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights
Transfer case position indicator lights are located on the
instrument cluster. If there is no indicator light on or
flashing, the transfer case position is two-wheel drive
(2WD). If the indicator light is on, the desired position
(4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW) has been obtained.
If One or More Shift Requirements are not Met:
1. An indicator light will flash.
2. The transfer case will not shift.
NOTE: Before retrying a selection, make certain that all
the necessary requirements for selecting a new transfer
case position have been met. To retry the selection, turn
the control knob back to the current position, wait five (5)
seconds, and retry selection. To find the shift requirements, refer to the 9Shifting Procedure9 for your transfer
case, located in this section of the owner’s manual.
The “SVC 4WD” warning light monitors the electric shift
4WD system. If this light remains on after engine start up
or illuminates during driving, it means that the 4WD
system is not functioning properly and that service is
required.
WARNING!
Always engage the parking brake when powering
down the vehicle if the (SVC 4WD( light is illuminated. Not engaging the parking brake may allow the
vehicle to roll, which may cause personal injury.
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NOTE: Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
front or rear wheels are spinning. The NV233/243 transfer case is not equipped with a synchronizer and therefore the front and rear driveshaft speeds must be equal
for the shift to take place. Shifting while only the front or
rear wheels are spinning can cause damage to the transfer case.
When operating your vehicle in 4WD LOW, the engine
speed is approximately three times that of the 2WD or
4WD LOCK positions at a given road speed. Take care
not to overspeed the engine and do not exceed 25 mph
(40 km/h).
Proper operation of 4 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.
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Because 4 wheel drive provides improved traction, there
is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping speeds.
Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
Neutral (N) position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case Neutral (N) position
disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move
regardless of the transmission position. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
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For additional information on the appropriate use of each
transfer case mode position see the information below:
2WD
Rear Wheel Drive High Range - Normal street and
highway driving. Dry hard surfaced roads.
4WD LOCK
4 Wheel Drive Lock (4WD LOCK) Range - Locks the front
and rear driveshafts together. Forces the front and rear
wheels to rotate at the same speed. Additional traction
for loose or slippery road surfaces only.
4WD LOW
4 Wheel Drive Low (4WD LOW) Range - Low speed 4
wheel drive. Locks the front and rear driveshafts together. Forces the front and rear wheels to rotate at the
same speed. Additional traction and maximum pulling
power for loose or slippery road surfaces only. Do not
exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
N
Neutral - Disengages both the front and rear driveshafts
from the powertrain. To be used for flat towing behind
another vehicle. See Recreational Towing for more information.
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Shifting Procedure - NV233/243 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 indicator light for the previous position
will remain ON, and the newly selected position indicator light will continue to flash until all the requirements
for the selected position have been met. To retry a shift:
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return the control knob back to the original position,
make certain all shift requirements have been met, wait
five (5) seconds and try the shift again.
2WD to 4WD LOCK or 4WD LOCK to 2WD
Rotate the 4WD Control 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
you momentarily release the accelerator pedal after turning the control switch. If the vehicle is stopped, the
ignition key must be in the ON position with the engine
either RUNNING or OFF. This shift cannot be completed
if the key is in the accessory position.
NOTE: On vehicles equipped with Anti-Lock Brake
Systems, the 4x4 system will not allow shifts between
2WD/ 4WD LOCK if the rear wheels are spinning (no
traction). In this situation the selected position indicator
light will flash and the original position indicator light
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will remain ON. At this time, reduce speed and stop
spinning the wheels to complete the shift. There may be
a delay up to 10 seconds for the shift to complete after the
wheels have stopped spinning.
4WD LOCK to 4WD LOW or 4WD LOW to 4WD
LOCK
NOTE: When shifting into or out of 4WD LOW, some
gear noise may be heard. This noise is normal and is not
detrimental to the vehicle or occupants.
Shifting can be performed with the vehicle rolling 2-3
mph (3-5 km/h) or completely stopped. USE EITHER OF
THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES:
Preferred Procedure
1. With engine RUNNING, slow vehicle to 2-3 mph (3-5
km/h).
2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL (depress clutch
on manual transmissions).
3. While still rolling, rotate the transfer case control
switch to the desired position.
4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not
flashing), shift transmission back into gear (release clutch
on manual transmissions).
Alternate Procedure
1. Bring the vehicle to complete stop.
2. With the key ON and the engine either OFF or
RUNNING, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL (depress clutch on manual transmissions).
3. Rotate the transfer case control switch to the desired
position.
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4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not
flashing), shift transmission back into gear (release clutch
on manual transmissions).
NOTE: If steps 1 or 2 of either the Preferred or Alternate
Procedure are not satisfied prior to attempting the shift or
if they no longer are being met while the shift attempt is
in process, then the indicator light will flash and the
current transfer case position will be maintained. To retry
the selection, turn the control knob back to the current
position, wait five (5) seconds, and retry shift.
NOTE: The ignition key must be ON for a shift to take
place and for the position indicator lights to be operable.
If the key is not ON then the shift will not take place and
no position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
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NV 244 Generation II Transfer Case Operating
Information / Precautions
The NV 244 Generation II is an electric shift transfer case
and is operated by the 4WD Control Switch, which is
located on the instrument panel.
The NV 244 Generation II transfer case provides 4 mode
positions - Normal four-wheel-drive (4WD) high range,
four-wheel-drive lock (4WD LOCK), four-wheel-drive
low (4WD LOW) range, and neutral (N).
This transfer case is equipped with an inter-axle differential that allows driving the vehicle in the normal
all-wheel-drive position (4WD) at all times on any given
road surface, including dry hard surfaced roads. The
4WD mode allows the front and rear wheels to rotate at
different speeds. This eliminates driveline binding and
component wear normally associated with driving the
vehicle in the 4WD LOCK position on dry hard surfaced
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roads. This feature provides the safety, security, and
convenience of operating in all-wheel drive at all times
regardless of road conditions.
When additional traction is required, the 4WD LOCK
and 4WD LOW positions can be used to lock the front
and rear driveshafts together through the transfer case
inter-axle differential and force the front and rear wheels
to rotate at the same speed. This is accomplished by
rotating the 4WD Control Switch to these positions. The
4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW positions are intended for
loose, slippery road surfaces only. Driving in the 4WD
LOCK and 4WD LOW positions on dry hard surfaced
roads may cause increased tire wear and damage to the
driveline components.
The transfer case Neutral (N) position is selected by
depressing the recessed button located on the lower left
hand corner of the 4WD Control Switch.
NOTE: The transfer case Neutral (N) position is to be
used for recreational towing only. See Recreational Towing section for specific procedures on shifting into and
out of Neutral (N).
Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights
Transfer case position indicator lights are located on the
instrument cluster. If there are no indicator lights on or
flashing the transfer case position is Four-Wheel Drive
(4WD) and indicate the current and desired transfer case
selection (4WD ⇔ 4WD LOCK).
The “SVC 4WD” warning light monitors the electric shift
4WD system. If this light remains on after engine start up
or illuminates during driving, it means that the 4WD
system is not functioning properly and that service is
required.
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WARNING!
Always engage the parking brake when powering
down the vehicle if the (Service 4WD( light is illuminated. Not engaging the parking brake may allow
the vehicle to roll which may cause personal injury.
NOTE: Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
front or rear wheels are spinning. The NV 244 Generation
II transfer case is not equipped with a synchronizer and
therefore the front and rear driveshaft speeds must be
equal for the shift to take place. Shifting while only the
front or rear wheels are spinning can cause damage to the
transfer case.
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When operating your vehicle in 4WD LOW, the engine
speed is approximately three times that of the 4WD or
4WD LOCK positions at a given road speed. Take care
not to overspeed the engine and do not exceed 40 km/h
(25 mph).
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.
Because four-wheel drive provides improved traction,
there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping
speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
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WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
Neutral (N) position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case Neutral (N) position
disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move
regardless of the transmission position. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
For additional information on the appropriate use of each
transfer case mode position see the following information:
4WD
Normal Four-Wheel-Drive High Range - Employs interaxle differential. Allows front and rear wheels to rotate at
different speeds. All road surfaces.
4WD LOCK
Four-Wheel-Drive Lock (4WD LOCK)- Locks the transfer
case inter-axle differential. Forces front and rear wheels
to rotate at the same speed. Additional traction for loose,
slippery road surfaces only.
4WD LOW
Four-Wheel-Drive Low Range (4WD LOW)- Low speed 4
wheel drive. Locks the transfer case inter-axle differential. Forces the front and rear wheels to rotate at the same
speed. Additional traction and maximum pulling power
for loose, slippery road surfaces only. Do not exceed 25
mph (40 km/h).
N
Neutral - Disengages both the front and rear driveshafts
from the powertrain. To be used for flat towing behind
another vehicle. See Recreational Towing for more information.
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Shifting Procedure - NV 244 Generation II
Transfer Case
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wheels to complete the shift. There may be a delay up to
13 seconds for the shift to complete after the wheels have
stopped spinning.
NOTE: Delayed shifting out of the 4WD LOCK position
may be experienced due to uneven tire wear, low tire
pressure, or excessive loading.
NOTE: When shifting into or out of 4WD LOW some
gear noise may be heard. This noise is normal and is not
detrimental to the vehicle or occupants.
Shifting can be performed with the vehicle rolling 2 to 3
mph (3 to 5 km/h) or completely stopped. USE EITHER
OF THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES:
NOTE: The 4x4 system will not allow shifts between
4WD/ 4WD LOCK if the rear wheels are spinning (no
traction). In this situation a position indicator light will
flash and the original position indicator light will remain
ON. At this time, reduce speed and stop spinning the
Preferred Procedure
1. With the engine RUNNING, slow vehicle to 2 to 3
mph (3 to 5 km/h).
2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
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3. While still rolling, rotate the transfer case control
switch to the desired position.
4. After the position indicator light has stopped flashing,
shift the transmission back into gear.
Alternate Procedure
1. Bring the vehicle to complete stop.
2. With the key ON and the engine either OFF or
RUNNING, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
3. Rotate the transfer case control switch to the desired
position.
4. After the position indicator light has stopped flashing,
shift the transmission back into gear.
NOTE: The ignition key must be ON for a shift to take
place and for the position indicator lights to be operable.
If the key is not ON then the shift will not take place and
no position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
NOTE: If any of the requirements to select a new
transfer case position have not been met, the transfer case
will not shift. The indicator light will flash and the
current transfer case position will be maintained. To retry
the selection, turn the control knob back to the current
position, wait five (5) seconds, and retry the shift.
LIMITED-SLIP REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL — IF
EQUIPPED
The limited-slip differential provides additional traction
on snow, ice, mud, sand and gravel. It improves traction
when there is a difference between the characteristics of
the surface under the right and left rear wheels. During
normal driving and cornering, the limited-slip unit is
similar to a conventional differential. But on a slippery
surface, the differential delivers more of the driving effort
to the wheel having the better traction.
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WARNING!
On vehicles equipped with a limited-slip differential, never run the engine with one rear wheel off the
ground. The vehicle may drive through the rear
wheel remaining on the ground and cause you to lose
control of the vehicle.
Care should be taken to avoid sudden accelerations when
both rear wheels are on a slippery surface. This could cause
both rear wheels to spin, and allow the vehicle to slide
sideways on the crowned surface of a road or in a turn.
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road
surface. This is known as hydroplaning and may cause
partial or complete loss of vehicle control and stopping
ability. To reduce this possibility, the following precautions should be observed:
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1. Slow down during rainstorms or when roads are
slushy.
2. Slow down if road has standing water or puddles.
3. Replace tires when tread wear indicators first become
visible.
4. Keep tires properly inflated.
5. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and
the car in front to avoid a collision in a sudden stop.
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
Driving through water more than a few inches deep will
require extra caution to ensure safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
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Flowing/Rising Water
WARNING!
Do not drive on or cross a road or a path where water
is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off). Flowing water can wear away the road or path’s surface
and cause your vehicle to sink into deeper water.
Furthermore, flowing and/or rising water can carry
your vehicle away swiftly. Failure to follow this
warning may result in injuries that are serious or
fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
Shallow Standing Water
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
shallow standing water, consider the following before
doing so:
CAUTION!
• Always check the depth of the standing water before
driving through it. Never drive through standing water that
is deeper than the bottom of the tire rims mounted on the
vehicle.
• Determine the condition of the road or the path that is
under water and if there are any obstacles in the way before
driving through the standing water.
• Do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h) when driving through
standing water. This will minimize wave effects.
• Driving through standing water may cause damage to your
vehicle’s drivetrain components. Always inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e. engine oil, transmission, axle, etc.) for
signs of contamination (i.e. fluid that is milky or foamy in
appearance) after driving through standing water. Do not
continue to operate the vehicle if any fluid appears contaminated, as this may result in further damage. Such
damage is not covered by the new vehicle limited warranty.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can cause it to
lockup and stall out and cause serious internal damage to
the engine. Such damage is not covered by the new vehicle
limited warranty.
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WARNING!
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph (8
km/h) when driving through standing water.
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PARKING BRAKE
The foot operated parking brake is positioned below the
lower left corner of the instrument panel. To release the
parking brake, pull the parking brake release handle.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s braking capabilities, which increases stopping distances. Therefore, after driving through
standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on
the brake pedal several times to dry the brakes.
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• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lockup and stall out and leave you
stranded.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your
passengers, and others around you.
Be sure the parking brake is firmly set when parked and
the gear-shift lever is in the PARK position. When
parking on a hill you should apply the parking brake
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before placing the gear shift lever in PARK; otherwise the
load on the transmission locking mechanism may make it
difficult to move the selector out of PARK.
NOTE: The instrument cluster brake warning light
indicates only that the parking brake is applied. You must
be sure the parking brake is fully applied before leaving
the vehicle.
When parking on a hill, turn the front wheels toward the
curb on a downhill grade and away from the curb on an
uphill grade.
The parking brake should be applied whenever the
driver is not in the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle, or the vehicle may roll and cause
damage or injury. Also be certain to leave an
automatic transmission in Park. Failure to do so
may cause the vehicle to roll and cause damage or
injury.
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving. Failure to do so can lead to brake
failure and an accident.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Don’t leave the keys in
the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
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BRAKE SYSTEM
In the event power assist is lost for any reason (for
example, repeated brake applications with the engine
off), the brakes will still function. The effort required to
brake the vehicle will be significantly more than that
required with the power system operating.
If either the front or rear hydraulic system loses normal
capability, the remaining system will still function with
some loss of braking effectiveness. This will be evident by
increased pedal travel during application, greater pedal
force required to slow or stop, and activation of the Brake
Warning light and the ABS light during brake use.
Rear Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System – If
Equipped
This Anti-Lock Brake System provides increased vehicle
stability and brake performance under most braking
conditions. The system automatically controls the operation of the rear brakes to prevent rear wheel lockup.
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The system remains operational in the four-wheel drive
mode. The level of performance is reduced when the
front brakes are locked up. This will cause the rear brakes
to lock-up through the drivetrain, which may reduce the
effectiveness of the anti-lock system.
During severe braking conditions, particularly with
changing road surfaces, such as ice to concrete, a slight
drop or minor pulsation may be felt in the brake pedal.
WARNING!
Both Anti-Lock Brake Systems contain sophisticated
electronic equipment. It may be susceptible to interference caused by improperly installed or high output radio transmitting equipment. This interference
can cause possible loss of anti-lock braking capability. Installation of such equipment should be done by
qualified professionals.
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Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System
This Anti-Lock Brake System is designed to aid the driver
in maintaining vehicle control under adverse braking
conditions. The system operates with a separate computer to modulate hydraulic pressure to prevent wheel
lock-up and help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces.
The system’s pump motor runs during an ABS stop to
provide regulated hydraulic pressure. The pump motor
makes a low humming noise during operation, which is
normal.
The Anti-Lock Brake System includes an amber ABS
warning light. When the light is illuminated, the AntiLock Brake System is not functioning. The system reverts
to standard non-anti-lock brakes. Turning the ignition
OFF and ON again may reset the Anti-Lock Brake System
if the fault detected was only momentary.
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.
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WARNING!
• Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) cannot prevent the
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle,
nor can it increase braking or steering efficiency
beyond that afforded by the condition of the
vehicle brakes and tires or the traction afforded.
• The ABS cannot prevent accidents, including
those resulting from excessive speed in turns,
following another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver
can prevent accidents.
• The capabilities of an ABS equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety
or the safety of others.
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When you are in a severe braking condition involving use
of the Anti-lock Brake System, you will experience some
pedal drop as the vehicle comes to a stop. This is the result
of the system reverting to the base brake system.
Engagement of the Anti-lock Brake System may be
accompanied by a pulsing sensation. You may also hear a
clicking noise. These occurrences are normal, and indicate that the system is functioning properly.
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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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.
Continued operation with reduced power steering
assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others.
Service should be obtained as soon as possible.
NOTE: Increased noise levels at the end of the steering
wheel travel are considered normal and does not indicate
that there is a problem with the power steering system.
CAUTION!
Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering
pump may make noise for a short period of time. This is
due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering system. This
noise should be considered normal, and does not in any
way damage the steering system.
WARNING!
Prolonged operation of the steering system at the end
of the steering wheel travel will increase the steering
fluid temperature and should be avoided when possible. Damage to the power steering pump may occur.
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TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Tire Markings
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• European Metric tire sizing is based on European
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter 9P9 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.
NOTE:
• P (Passenger)-Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design
standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P” molded
into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
• Temporary Spare tires are high-pressure compact
spares designed for temporary emergency use only.
Tires designed to this standard have the letter “T”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: T145/80D18 103M.
• High Flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
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Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
9....blank....9 = 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
—9R9 means Radial Construction.
—9D9 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:
(....blank....( = Absence of any text on 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
date code located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
the outboard side then you will find it on the inboard side
of the tire.
EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
—This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire safety
standards, and is approved for highway use.
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location. (2 digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size. (2 digits)
ABCD = Code used by tire manufacturer. (1 to 4 digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured. (2 digits)
—03 means the 3rd week.
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured. (2 digits)
—01 means the year 2001.
—Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have 1 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 Loading and Tire Pressure
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Tire and Loading Information Placard
Tire Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed
on either the face of the driver’s door or the driver’s side
“B” pillar.
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Tire and Loading Information
Tire Placard Location
This placard tells you important information about the:
1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle
2) the total weight your vehicle can carry
3) the tire size designed for your vehicle
4) the cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear,
and spare tires.
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Loading
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
inflation pressures specified on the “Tire and Loading
Information” placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section of this manual.
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
gross axle weight ratings (GAWR’s) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
GAWR’s, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to the
“Vehicle Loading” section of this manual.
To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX
lbs.” 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 pounds” 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 kilograms or XXX pounds.
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4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX”
amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb.
passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo
and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (since 5 x 150 = 750,
and 1400 – 750 = 650 lbs.)
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity
calculated in Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
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manual to determine how this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
NOTE: The following table shows examples on how to
calculate total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your vehicle with varying seating configurations
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
NOTE: For the following example, the combined weight
of occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs. (392
kg).
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WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
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1. Safety—
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can cause
accidents.
• Under inflation increases tire flexing and can result in
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.
• 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.
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2. 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.
maximum loaded vehicle condition. These pressure conditions will be found in the “Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information” section of this manual.
3. Ride Comfort and Vehicle Stability—
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Over inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable ride.
Tire Inflation Pressures
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed either on
the face of the driver’s door or on the driver’s side “B”
pillar.
Some vehicles may have Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information for vehicle loads that are less than the
Tire Placard Location
The pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as
inspecting for signs of tire wear or visible damage at least
once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to
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check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement
when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
properly inflated even when they are under inflated.
CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap (if equipped). This
will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the
valve stem, which could damage the valve stem.
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
“cold tire inflation pressure.” Cold tire inflation pressure
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least 3 hours, or driven less than 1 mile
(1.6 km) after a 3 hour period. The cold tire inflation
pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
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Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
temperature changes.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12 °F (7 °C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68 °F (20 °C) and the
outside temperature = 32 °F (0 °C) then the cold tire
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12 °F (7 °C) for this
outside temperature condition.
Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
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Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
loading may be required for high-speed vehicle operation. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
and cold tire inflation pressures.
WARNING!
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious accident. Don’t drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above 75
mph (120 km/h).
Radial-Ply Tires
WARNING!
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
poorly. The instability could cause an accident. Always use radial ply tires in sets of four (or 6, in case
of trucks with dual rear wheels). Never combine
them with other types of tires.
Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
authorized tire dealer for radial tire repairs.
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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.
WARNING!
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.
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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.
CAUTION!
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.
Limited Use Spare — If Equipped
The limited use spare tire is for temporary emergency use
on your vehicle. This tire is identified by a limited use
spare tire warning label located on the limited use spare
tire and wheel assembly. This tire may look like the
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original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your
vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited use spare
tire affects vehicle handling. Since it is not the same tire,
replace (or repair) the original tire and reinstall on the
vehicle at the first opportunity.
Tire Spinning
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h)
or for longer than 30 seconds continuously without
stopping when you are stuck.
WARNING!
Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in Section 6 of this
manual for additional information.
The limited use spare tires are for emergency use
only. Installation of this limited use spare tire affects
vehicle handling. With this tire, do not drive more
than 50 mph (80 km/h). Keep inflated to the cold tire
inflation pressure listed on either your tire placard or
limited use spare tire and wheel assembly. Replace
(or repair) the original tire at the first opportunity
and reinstall it on your vehicle. Failure to do so could
result in loss of vehicle control.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30
mph (48 km/h) or for more than 30 seconds continuously when you are stuck, and don’t let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
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Tread Wear Indicators
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
to help you in determining when your tires should be
replaced.
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These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
becomes 1/16 inch (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced.
Many states have laws requiring tire replacement at this
point.
Life of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including but not limited to:
• Driving style
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
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WARNING!
Tires and 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.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
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
Information” placard for the size designation of your tire.
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.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• 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.
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer
readings.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or
capacity, other than what was originally equipped
on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load
index could result in tire overloading and failure.
You could lose control and have an accident.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
Alignment And Balance
Poor suspension alignment may result in:
• Fast tire wear.
• Uneven tire wear, such as feathering and one-sided
wear.
• Vehicle pull to right or left.
Tires may also cause the vehicle to pull to the left or right.
Alignment will not correct this condition. See your dealer
for proper diagnosis.
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Improper alignment will not cause vehicle vibration.
Vibration may be a result of tire and wheel out-ofbalance. Proper balancing will reduce vibration and
avoid tire cupping and spotty wear.
SUPPLEMENTAL TIRE PRESSURE
INFORMATION — IF EQUIPPED
A light load vehicle condition is defined as two passengers {150 lbs (68 kg) each} plus 200 lbs (91kg) of cargo.
Cold tire inflation pressures for a lightly loaded vehicle
will be found on the face of the driver’s door.
TIRE CHAINS
CAUTION!
• The use of chains is permitted only on vehicles
equipped with P245/70R16 tires.
• Use only “Class S” chains or other traction aids
that meet SAE Type “S” specifications.
• Tire chain use is permitted only on the rear tires.
• 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 install tire chains on front wheels of vehicles.
• Do not drive for a prolonged period on dry pavement.
• 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.
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These cautions apply to all chain traction devices, including link and cable (radial) chains.
Tire chain use is permitted only on the rear tires of
Dakota trucks.
NOTE: The use of class “S” chains is permitted on
Dakotas with P245/70R16 tires.
CAUTION!
• Do not use tire chains on vehicles equipped with
tires other than P245/70R16. There may not be
adequate clearance for the chains and you are
risking structural or body damage to your vehicle.
• Do not use tire chains on the front wheels of your
vehicle. There may not be adequate clearance for
the chains and you are risking structural or body
damage to your vehicle.
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SNOW TIRES
Snow tires should be of the same size and type construction as the front tires. Consult the manufacturer of the
snow tire to determine any maximum vehicle speed
requirement associated with the tire. These tires should
always be operated at the vehicle maximum capacity
inflation pressures under any load condition.
tires. The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile
with aggressive tread designs such as those on all season
type tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain mud, snow and wet traction levels, and contribute to
a smooth, quiet ride.
While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid
and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be
poorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states prohibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be
checked before using these tire types.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates and tend to develop irregular wear patterns. These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of
Follow the recommended tire rotation frequency for your
type of driving found in the “Maintenance Schedules”
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Section of this manual. More frequent rotation is permissible if desired. The reasons for any rapid or unusual
wear should be corrected prior to rotation being performed.
information on how to properly inflate the vehicle’s
tires. The tire pressure will also increase as the vehicle is
driven - this is normal and there should be no adjustment
for this increased pressure.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) — IF
EQUIPPED
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) will warn
the driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle
recommended cold placard pressure (the placard is located on the drivers side B-pillar).
The TPM System will warn the driver of a low tire
pressure if the tire pressure falls below the low pressure
warning threshold for any reason, including low temperature effects, or natural pressure loss through the tire.
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about 1
psi (6.9 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that when
the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure will
decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on
cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire
pressure after a vehicle has not been driven for more than
3 hours - and in outside ambient temperature. Refer to
the “Tires – General Information” in this section for
The TPM System will continue to warn the driver of low
tire pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not
turn off until the tire pressure is at or above recommended cold placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure
warning has been illuminated, the tire pressure must be
increased to the recommended cold placard pressure in
order for the TPM warning lamp to be turned off. The
system will automatically update and the TPM warning
lamp will extinguish once the updated tire pressures
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have been received. The vehicle may need to be driven
for up to 10 minutes above 15 mph (25 kph) to receive
this information.
For example, your vehicle has a recommended cold
(parked for more than 3 hours) placard of 35 (241 kPa). If
the ambient temperature is 68°F (20°C) and the measured
tire pressure is 30 psi (207 kPa), a temperature drop to
20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire pressure to approximately 26 psi (179 kPa). This tire pressure is sufficiently
low enough to turn ON the Tire Pressure Monitoring
lamp. Driving the vehicle may cause the tire pressure to
rise to approximately 30 psi (207 kPa), but the Tire
Pressure Monitoring lamp will still be ON. In this situation, the Tire Pressure Monitoring lamp will turn OFF
only after the tires have been inflated to the vehicle’s
recommended cold placard pressure value.
CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures have
been established for the tire size equipped on your
vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor
damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style.
After-market 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.
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CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure always
reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem, which
could damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.
NOTE:
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
and maintenance, nor to provide warning of a tire
failure or condition.
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
while adjusting your tire pressure.
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
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Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not
reached the level to trigger illumination of the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light.”
• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure,
and the TPM system will monitor the actual tire
pressure in the tire.
Base System – If Equipped
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
readings to the Receiver Module.
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NOTE: It is particularly important, for you to check the
tire pressure in all of your tires regularly and to maintain
the proper pressure.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) consists of
the following components:
• Receiver Module
• 4 Wheel Sensors
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Lamp
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Lamp will
illuminate in the instrument cluster, and an audible chime will be activated when one or more of
the four active road tire pressures are low. The audible
chime will sound once every ignition cycle for each
condition that it detects. Should this occur, you should
stop as soon as possible, check the inflation pressure of
each tire on your vehicle, and inflate each tire to the
pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. The
system will automatically update and the TPM warning
lamp will extinguish once the updated tire pressures
have been received. The vehicle may need to be driven
for up to 10 minutes above 15 mph (25 kph) to receive
this information.
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash
on and off for 75 seconds, and will remain on solid when
a system fault is detected. The system fault will also
sound a chime. If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence
will repeat, providing the system fault still exists. A
system fault can occur by any of the following scenarios:
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
facilities emitting the same Radio Frequencies as the TPM
sensors.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
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3. Lots of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel
housings.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
NOTE: Your vehicle is equipped with a non-matching
full size spare wheel and tire assembly.
1. This spare tire does not have a tire pressure monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the tire
pressure in the spare tire.
2. If you install the full size spare tire in place of a road
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, a chime will
sound and the TPM Telltale Light will still turn ON due
to the low tire.
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3. However, after driving the vehicle for up to 10 minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h), the TPM Telltale Light will
flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will
sound and the TPM Telltale Light will flash on and off for
75 seconds and then remain on solid.
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire, and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the full size spare tire,
the TPMS will update automatically and the TPM Telltale
Light will turn OFF, as long as no tire pressure is below
the low-pressure warning limit in any of the four active
road tires. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 10
minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h) in order for the TPMS
to receive this information.
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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:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the
following licenses:
United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KR5S120123
Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2671-S120123
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
All engines (except 5.7L engines) are designed to meet all emissions regulations
and provide excellent fuel economy and
performance when using high quality unleaded “regular” gasoline having an octane rating of 87. The use of premium
gasoline is not recommended. Under normal conditions,
the use of premium gasoline will not provide a benefit
over high quality regular gasolines, and in some circumstances may result in poorer performance.
The 4.7 HO 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 91. The manufacturer recommends the use of 91 octane
for optimum performance.
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Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such
as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experience these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline
before considering service for the vehicle.
Over 40 auto manufacturer’s world wide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the Worldwide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recommends the use of 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.”
Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates, and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
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We strongly support the use of reformulated gasolines.
Properly blended reformulated gasolines will provide
excellent performance and durability for the engine and
fuel system components.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxygenates such as 10% ethanol, MTBE and ETBE. Oxygenates are required in some areas of the country during the
winter months to reduce carbon monoxide emissions.
Fuels blended with these oxygenates may be used in
your vehicle.
CAUTION!
DO NOT use gasoline containing Methanol or E85
Ethanol. Use of these blends may result in starting
and driveability problems and may damage critical
fuel system components.
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NOTE: 4.7L Engine — If Equipped , is now rated for
E85 Ethanol use. Only vehicles with the E-85 fuel filler
door label can operate on E-85. For more information,
refer to “Flexible Fuel” in this section.
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.
MMT In Gasoline
MMT is a manganese containing metallic additive that is
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
life and reduces emission system performance in some
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. It is even more
important to look for gasolines without MMT in Canada,
because MMT can be used at levels higher than those
allowed in the United States. MMT is prohibited in
Federal and California reformulated gasoline.
Materials Added To Fuel
All gasolines sold in the United States are required to
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
conditions and would result in unnecessary cost. Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the fuel.
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Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s performance:
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law. Using
leaded gasoline can impair engine performance, 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 dealer for service assistance.
• When pulling a heavy load or driving a fully loaded vehicle
when the humidity is low and the temperature is high, use a
premium unleaded fuel to help prevent spark knock. If spark
knock persists, lighten the load, or engine piston damage may
result.
• The use of fuel additives which are now being sold as octane
enhancers is not recommended. Many of these products contain high concentrations of methanol. Fuel system damage or
vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such
fuels or additives is not the responsibility of the manufacturer.
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NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control systems can result in civil penalties being assessed against you.
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly. Follow the
precautions below to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning:
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon monoxide, a
colorless and odorless gas which can kill. Never run the
engine in a closed area, such as a garage, and never sit in a
parked vehicle with the engine running for an extended
period. If the vehicle is stopped in an open area with the
engine running for more than a short period, adjust the
ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into the vehicle.
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance.
Have the exhaust system inspected every time the vehicle is
raised. Have any abnormal conditions repaired promptly.
Until repaired, drive with all side windows fully open.
• Keep the liftgate closed when driving your vehicle to prevent
carbon monoxide and other poisonous exhaust gases from
entering the vehicle.
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ADDING FUEL
CAUTION!
To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
NOTE: When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the
fuel tank is full.
NOTE: Tighten the gas cap until you hear a “clicking”
sound. This is an indication that the gas cap is properly
tightened. Make sure that the gas cap is tightened each
time the vehicle is refueled.
Fuel Cap Holder
NOTE: If fuel is poured from a portable container, the
container should have a flexible nozzle long enough to
extend into the fuel filler tube.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle or on a
truck bed. You could be burned. Always place gas
containers on the ground while filling.
Damage to the fuel system or emission control system could result from using an improper fuel tank
filler tube cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could let
impurities into the fuel system.
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is behind the fuel filler door. If the gas cap is
lost or damaged, be sure the replacement cap is for use
with this vehicle.
WARNING!
• Never allow any lit smoking materials near the
vehicles while removing the cap or filling the
tank.
• Never add fuel to the vehicle when the engine is
running.
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FLEXIBLE FUEL — IF EQUIPPED
E-85 General Information
The information in this section is for Flexible Fuel vehicles only. These vehicles can be identified by the unique
fuel filler door label that states Ethanol (E-85) or Unleaded Gasoline Only. This section only covers those
subjects that are unique to these vehicles. Please refer to
the other sections of this manual for information on
features that are common between Flexible Fuel and
gasoline only powered vehicles.
E-85 Fuel Cap
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CAUTION!
Only vehicles with the E-85 fuel filler cap (gas cap)
can operate on E-85.
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ETHANOL FUEL (E-85)
E-85 is a mixture of approximately 85% fuel ethanol and
15% unleaded gasoline.
WARNING!
Ethanol vapors are extremely flammable and could
cause serious personal injury. Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the vehicle when removing the fuel filler tube cap (gas cap) or filling the
tank. Do not use E-85 as a cleaning agent and never
use it near an open flame.
Fuel Requirements
Your vehicle will operate on both unleaded gasoline with
an octane rating of 87, or E-85 fuel, or any mixture of
these two.
E-85 Badge
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For best results, a refueling pattern that alternates between E-85 and unleaded gasoline should be avoided.
When you do switch fuels, it is recommended that
Observing these precautions will avoid possible hard
starting and/or significant deterioration in driveability
during warm up.
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles
(E-85) and Gasoline Vehicles
FFV vehicles operated on E85 require specially formulated engine oils. These special requirements are included
in Mopart engine oils, and in equivalent oils meeting
DaimlerChrysler Specification MS-6395. The manufacturer only recommends engine oils that are API Certified
and meet the requirements of Material Standard MS6395. MS-6395 contains additional requirements, developed during extensive fleet testing, to provide additional
protection to DaimlerChrysler Corporation engines. Use
Mopart or an equivalent oil meeting the specification
MS-6395.
NOTE: When the ambient temperature is above 90°F,
you may experience hard starting and rough idle following start up even if the above recommendations are
followed.
Starting
The characteristics of E-85 fuel make it unsuitable for use
when ambient temperatures fall below 0 F (-18 C). In the
range of 0 F (-18 C) to 32 F (0 C), you may experience an
• you do not switch when the fuel gauge indicates less
than 1/4 full
• you do not add less than 5 gallons when refueling
• you operate the vehicle immediately after refueling for
a period of at least 5 minutes
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increase in the time it takes for your engine to start, and
a deterioration in driveability (sags and/or hesitations)
until the engine is fully warmed up.
Cruising Range
Because E-85 fuel contains less energy per gallon than
gasoline, you will experience an increase in fuel consumption. You can expect your miles per gallon (mpg)
and your driving range to decrease by about 30% compared to gasoline operation.
Replacement Parts
Many components in your Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) are
designed to be compatible with ethanol. Always be sure
that your vehicle is serviced with correct ethanol compatible parts.
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CAUTION!
Replacing fuel system components with non-ethanol
compatible components can damage your vehicle.
Maintenance
If you operate the vehicle using E-85 fuel, follow Schedule B in the maintenance schedule section of this manual.
CAUTION!
Do not use ethanol mixture greater than 85% in your
vehicle. It will cause difficulty in cold starting and
may affect driveability.
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VEHICLE LOADING
Certification Label
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Regulations, your vehicle has a certification
label affixed to the driver’s side door.
Rating (GAWR) front and rear, and Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN). A Month-Day-Hour (MDH) number is
included on this label and shows the Month, Day, and
Hour of manufacture. The bar code that appears on the
bottom of the label is your Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN).
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
including driver, passengers, vehicle, options, and cargo.
The label also specifies maximum capacities of front and
rear axle systems. Total load must be limited so that
GVWR is not exceeded.
Payload
The payload of a vehicle is defined as the allowable load
weight a truck can carry including the weight of the
driver, all passengers, options, and cargo.
This label contains the month and year of manufacture,
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight
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Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GAWR is the maximum permissible load on the front
and rear axles. The load must be distributed in the cargo
area so that the GAWR of each axle is not exceeded.
Each axle GAWR is determined by the component in the
system with the lowest load carrying capacity (axle,
springs, tires, or wheels).
Heavier axles or suspension components sometimes
specified by purchasers for increased durability do not
necessarily increase the vehicle’s GVWR.
Tire Size
This is the minimum allowable tire size for your vehicle.
Replacement tires must be equal to the load capacity of
this tire size.
Rim Size
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size
listed.
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Inflation Pressure (Cold)
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle for
all loading conditions up to full GAWR.
Curb Weight
The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight
of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full
capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo
loaded into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight
values are determined by weighing your vehicle on a
commercial scale before any occupants or cargo are
added.
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.
The entire vehicle should first be weighed on a commercial scale to insure that the GVWR has not been exceeded.
The weight on the front and rear of the vehicle should
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then be determined separately to be sure that the load is
properly distributed over front and rear axle. Weighing
the vehicle may show that the GAWR of either the front
or rear axles has been exceeded but the total load is
within the specified GVWR. If so, weight must be shifted
from front to rear or rear to front as appropriate until the
specified weight limitations are met.
Store heavier items down low and be sure that the weight
is distributed equally. Stow all loose items securely before
driving.
Improper weight distribution can have an adverse effect
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
the brakes operate.
WARNING!
Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR
or the maximum front and rear GAWR. If you do,
parts on your vehicle can break, or it can change the
way your vehicle handles. This could cause you to
lose control. Also, overloading can shorten the life of
your vehicle.
A loaded vehicle is shown in the following example. Note
that neither GVWR nor GAWR capabilities are exceeded.
Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and
shorten service life.
NOTE: The weights shown in this chart are not the
weights for your vehicle. Also, the amount of load
added to both the front and rear axles can be computed
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after the vehicle has been weighed both in its (curb
weight( condition, and in its (loaded and ready for
operation( condition.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) 6500 LBS.
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TRAILER TOWING
In this section you will find safety tips and information
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer carefully review this information to tow your load as efficiently and
safely as possible.
To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
and recommendations in this manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
Common Towing Definitions
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
you in understanding the following information:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
exceed the GVWR.
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Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
The gross trailer weight (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
9loaded and ready for operation9 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.
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have an accident.
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
The gross combination weight rating (GCWR) is the total
permissible weight of your vehicle and trailer when
weighed in combination. (Note that GCWR ratings include
a 68 kg (150 lbs) allowance for the presence of a driver).
Tongue Weight (TW)
The downward force exerted on the hitch ball by the
trailer. In most cases it should not be less than 10% or
more than 15% of the trailer load. You must consider this
as part of the load on your vehicle.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR.
Frontal Area
The maximum height and maximum width of the front of
a trailer.
WARNING!
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TSC (Trailer Sway Control) – If Equipped
• Trailer Sway Control – Electronic
TSC uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize a swaying
trailer and will take the appropriate actions to attempt to
stop the sway. The system will reduce engine power and
apply individual brakes that will counter act the sway of
the trailer. TSC will become active automatically once the
swaying trailer is recognized. No driver action is required. TSC can not stop all trailers from swaying.
Always use caution when towing a trailer and follow the
tongue weight recommendations. Even if your vehicle is
equipped with electronic trailer sway control, mechanical
sway control is recommended when appropriate for the
size of your trailer.
• Trailer Sway Control – Mechanical
The trailer sway control is a telescoping link that can be
installed between the hitch receiver and the trailer tongue
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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 truck. These kind of
hitches are the most popular on the market today and
they’re commonly used to tow small- and medium-sized
trailers.
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 manufacturers’ directions, it
provides for a more level ride, offering more consistent
steering and brake control thereby enhancing towing
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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.
WARNING!
An improperly adjusted Weight Distributing Hitch
system may reduce handling, stability, 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.
Weight Distributing Hitch System
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Gooseneck Hitch
The gooseneck hitch employs a pivoted coupling arm
which attaches to a ball mounted in the bed of a pickup
truck. The coupling arm connects to the hitch mounted
over the rear axle in the truck bed.
Improper Adjustment of
Weight Distributing System
Fifth-Wheel Hitch
A special high platform with a coupling that mounts over
the rear axle of the tow vehicle in the truck bed. Connects
a vehicle and fifth-wheel trailer with a coupling king pin.
Trailer Hitch Classification
The rear bumper is intended to tow 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 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 “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
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Weight Ratings)” for the website address that contains
the necessary information for your specific drivetrain.
Trailer Hitch Classification
Class
Max. GTW
(Gross Trailer Wt.)
I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
II - Medium Duty
3,500 lbs (1587 kg)
III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2268 kg)
IV - Extra Heavy
10,000 lbs (4540 kg)
Class
Class
Class
Class
Duty
Fifth Wheel/Gooseneck
Greater than 10,000 lbs
(4540 kg)
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on
your vehicle.
Trailer Towing Weights
(Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
NOTE: For additional trailer towing information (maximum trailer weight ratings) refer to the following website
addresses:
• http:// www.dodge.com/towing.
• http:// www.dodge.ca (Canada).
Trailer and Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) on the tow hitch of your
vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the
rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side to side
which will cause loss of control of vehicle and trailer.
Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of
many trailer accidents.
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Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on
your bumper or trailer hitch.
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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.
NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options, or dealer-installed options,
must be considered as part of the total load on your
vehicle. Refer to the Tire and Loading Information placard in the Tire Safety Information Section of this manual.
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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.
• During the first 500 miles (805 km) of trailer
towing, limit your speed to 50 mph (80 km/h).
Perform the maintenance listed in Section 8 of this
manual. When towing a trailer, never exceed the GAWR,
or GCWR, ratings.
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.
• 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.
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• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to the
frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch. Cross the
chains under the trailer tongue and allow enough
slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a grade.
When parking, apply the parking brake on the tow
vehicle. Put the tow vehicle automatic transmission in
P for Park. With a manual transmission, shift the
transmission into reverse. And with four-wheel-drive
vehicles, make sure the transfer case is not in neutral.
Always, block or 9chock9 the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
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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).
Towing Requirements — Tires
− Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
spare tire.
− Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to the
Tires–General Information section of this manual on
Tire Pressures for proper tire inflation procedures.
− Also, check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation
pressures before trailer usage.
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− Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
before towing a trailer. Refer to the Tires–General
Information section of this manual on Tread Wear
Indicators for the proper inspection procedure.
− When replacing tires refer to the Tires–General Information section of this manual on Replacement Tires for
proper 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
− Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
personal injury.
− An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
required when towing a trailer with electronically
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
brake controller is not required.
− Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over 1,000
lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of 2,000
lbs (907 kg).
CAUTION!
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
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WARNING!
NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles
wiring harness.
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.
The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
Towing any trailer will increase your stopping distance. When towing you should allow for additional
space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front
of you. Failure to do so could result in an accident.
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Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights & 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 4 and 7 pin
wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer harness
and connector.
4 - Pin Connector
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Towing Tips — Automatic Transmission
The “D” range can be selected when towing. However, if
frequent shifting occurs while in this range, the “TOW
HAUL” feature should be selected.
NOTE: Using the “TOW HAUL” feature while operating the vehicle under heavy operating conditions will
improve performance and extend transmission life by
reducing excessive shifting and heat build up. This action
will also provide better engine braking.
7- Pin Connector
Towing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping and
backing the trailer in an area away from heavy traffic.
If using a manual transmission vehicle for trailer towing,
all starts must be in FIRST gear to avoid excessive clutch
slippage.
The automatic transmission fluid and filter should be
changed if you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than
45 minutes of continuous operation. See the Maintenance
Schedule in section 8 of this manual for transmission
fluid change intervals.
NOTE: Check the automatic transmission fluid level
before towing.
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Towing Tips — Tow/Haul (If Equipped)
To reduce potential for automatic transmission overheating, turn the “TOW HAUL” feature ON when driving in
hilly areas or shift the transmission to Drive position 2 on
more severe grades.
Towing Tips — Electronic Speed Control (If
Equipped)
− Don’t use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
− When using the speed control, if you experience speed
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
you can get back to cruising speed.
− Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
maximize fuel efficiency.
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Towing Tips — Cooling System
To reduce potential for engine and transmission overheating, take the following actions:
− City Driving
When stopped for short periods of time, put transmission
in neutral and increase engine idle speed.
− Highway Driving
Reduce speed.
− Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
− refer to Cooling System Operating information in the
Maintenance section of this manual for more information.
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SNOWPLOW
CAUTION!
Snowplow Usage
Do not use your vehicle for snowplow applications.
Using this vehicle for snowplow applications can
cause damage to the vehicle.
WARNING!
Snowplows, winches, and other aftermarket equipment should not be added to the front end of your
vehicle. The airbag crash sensors may be affected by
the change in the front end structure. The airbags
could deploy unexpectedly or could fail to deploy
during a collision resulting in serious injury or
death.
WARNING!
Attaching a snowplow to this vehicle could adversely
affect performance of the airbag system in an accident. Do not expect that the airbag will perform as
described earlier in this manual
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.)
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CAUTION!
Recreational Towing 2WD Models
Recreational towing of 2WD models is not allowable.
Towing the vehicle with the transmission in Neutral can
cause severe transmission damage. Removal of the driveshaft for towing is not recommended, since this would
allow fluid to drain from the transmission.
The transfer case must be shifted into Neutral (N) for
recreational towing. The Neutral (N) selection button
is located on the lower left hand corner of the 4WD
Control Switch. Shifts into and out of transfer case
Neutral (N) can take place with the selector switch in
any mode position.
Recreational Towing 4WD Models
Automatic Transmissions must be placed in P (Park)
position for recreational towing.
CAUTION!
Internal damage to the transfer case will occur if a
front or rear wheel lift is used when recreational
towing.
Manual Transmissions must be placed in gear (for
example, 4th gear) for recreational towing. Failure to
follow these procedures can cause severe transmission and/or transfer case damage.
Recreational Towing Procedure
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
recreational towing.
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CAUTION!
It is necessary to follow these steps to be certain that
the transfer case is fully in Neutral (N) before recreational towing to prevent damage to internal parts.
1. Bring vehicle to a complete stop.
2. Shut engine OFF.
3. Turn the ignition key to the ON position but do not
start the engine.
4. Depress brake pedal.
7. After shift is completed and the Neutral (N) light
comes on release Neutral (N) button.
5. Shift automatic transmission to Neutral (N) or depress
clutch on manual transmission.
8. Start engine.
6. Using the point of a ballpoint pen or similar object,
depress the recessed transfer case Neutral (N) button for
4 seconds.
10. Release brake pedal for five seconds and ensure that
there is no vehicle movement.
9. Shift automatic transmission into Reverse (R).
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11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 with the transmission in Drive
(D).
12. Shut engine OFF and place ignition key to the
unlocked OFF position.
13. Shift automatic transmission into Park (P). Shift
Manual transmissions into 4th gear.
14. Attach vehicle to tow vehicle with tow bar.
15. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
NOTE: Items 1 through 5 are requirements that must be
met prior to depressing the Neutral (N) selection button,
and must continue to be met until the 4 seconds elapse
and the shift has been completed. If any of these requirements (with the exception of 3 - Key ON) are not met
prior to depressing the Neutral (N) button or are no
longer met during the 4 second timer, then the Neutral
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(N) indicator light will flash continuously until all requirements are met or until the Neutral (N) button is
released.
NOTE: The ignition key must be ON for a shift to take
place and for the position indicator lights to be operable.
If the key in not ON, the shift will not take place and no
position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
NOTE: Flashing neutral (N) position indicator light
indicates that shift requirements have not been met.
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the transmission is shifted into Park (P) with the transfer case
in Neutral (N) and the engine RUNNING. With the
transfer case in Neutral (N), ensure that the engine is
OFF prior to shifting the transmission into Park (P).
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Returning to Normal Operation
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
normal usage.
1. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
2. The vehicle must be at a complete stop.
3. Place the ignition if the Off position (if it has been
moved or the engine has been started).
4. Place ignition key in the ON position (engine Off).
5. Depress brake pedal.
6. Shift automatic transmission to Neutral (N) or depress
clutch on manual transmission.
7. Using the point of a ballpoint pen or similar object,
depress the recessed transfer case Neutral (N) button for
1 second.
8. After the Neutral (N) indicator light turns off release
the Neutral (N) button.
9. After the Neutral (N) button has been released the
transfer case will shift to the position identified by the
selector switch.
10. Start the engine. Shift the automatic transmission into
Drive (D), or place the manual transmission in 1st gear
and momentarily release the clutch, to verify that the
transfer case has engaged.
11. Set parking brake. Shift automatic transmission to
Park (P) or shift manual transmission to Neutral.
NOTE: Items 1 through 5 are requirements that must be
met prior to depressing the Neutral (N) selection button,
and must continue to be met until 1 second elapses and
the shift has been completed. If any of these requirements
(with the exception of 3 - key ON) are not met prior to
depressing the Neutral (N) button or are no longer met
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during the 1 second time, then all of the mode position
indicator lights will flash continuously until all requirements are met or until the Neutral (N) button is released.
NOTE: The ignition key must be ON for a shift to take
place and for the position indicator lights to be operable.
If the key is not ON, the shift will not take place and no
position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
NOTE: Flashing neutral (N) position indicator light
indicates that shift requirements have not been met.
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WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
Neutral (N) position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case Neutral (N) position
disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move
despite the transmission position. The parking brake
should always be applied when the driver is not in
the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
• Do not use a bumper mounted clamp-on tow bar
on your vehicle. The bumper face bar will be
damaged.
• Do not disconnect the rear driveshaft because
fluid will leak from the transfer case and damage
internal parts.
EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION PLATE
The equipment Identification Plate is located on the hood
inner surface.
The following information about your vehicle is displayed on this plate: Model, Wheelbase, Vehicle Identification Number, Truck Order Number, and code numbers
with descriptions of all production and special equipment on the truck as shipped from the factory.
NOTE: Always refer to the equipment identification
plate when ordering parts.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
m Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
m Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
m Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
m Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
m Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
m Emergency Tow Hooks — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 326
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
m Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
▫ Removing The Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
▫ Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
▫ Tire Changing Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
▫ Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
The flasher switch is on the top of the steering column,
just behind the steering wheel. Press the flasher switch
and all front and rear directional signals will flash
intermittently.
Press the switch a second time to turn off the emergency
flashers.
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
flasher system will continue to operate with the ignition
key removed and the vehicle locked.
ADDING FUEL
If using a portable fuel container, it should have a flexible
nozzle long enough to reach past the restriction in the
fuel filler tube.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
WARNING!
• Never allow any lit smoking materials near the
vehicles while removing the cap or filling the
tank.
• Never add fuel to the vehicle when the engine is
running.
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is in a vehicle or on a truck
bed. You could be burned. Always place gas containers on the ground while filling.
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CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
Jack Location
In the Dakota, the scissor jack and tire changing tools for
Extended Cab models are stowed in a compartment
under the rear passenger seat. Crew Cab model scissor
jack and tire changing tools are accessed by lifting up the
rear passenger seat.
The jack is secured in place by turning the jack screw
until the jack is secured into place.
A finger operated helper tool is provided to assist removal and stowage of the jack. This tool must be
removed to operate the jack for changing the spare tire.
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Jack Stowage Location Extended Cab
Jack Screw
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WARNING!
The jack is designed as a tool for changing tires only.
The jack should not be used to lift the vehicle for
service purposes, unless suitable supports are placed
under the vehicle as a safety measure. The vehicle
should be jacked on a firm level surface only. Avoid
ice or slippery areas.
Jack Stowage Location Crew Cab
Removing The Spare Tire
Remove the spare tire before attempting to jack the truck.
Attach the wheel wrench to the jack extension tube. Insert
the tube through the access hole in the rear bumper and
into the winch mechanism tube. Rotate the wheel wrench
handle counterclockwise until the spare tire is on the
ground with enough cable slack to allow you to pull it
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out from under the vehicle. When the spare is clear, tilt
the retainer at the end of the cable and pull it through the
center of the wheel.
• Rotate the tool counterclockwise to release and lower
the spare tire to the ground so that it can be pulled
from under the vehicle.
Steps for Removing the Spare Tire
• Rotate clockwise to stow the spare tire.
• Remove the jack from the stowage compartment using
the supplied finger assist tool.
• Remove the finger assist tool from jack and set aside
until jack is stowed.
• Assemble the jack tools.
• Locate the tire carrier access hole on the rear bumper.
• Place assembled jack tool extension rod into the access
hole in the direction of the arrow on the bumper trim.
Inserting Lug Wrench and Extension
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It is recommended that you stow the flat or spare to
avoid tangling the loose cable.
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Turning Lug Wrench and Extension
Spare Tire Stowage Location
NOTE: 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 can damage the
winch.
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Tire Changing Procedure
WARNING!
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. Never start or run
the engine while the vehicle is on a jack. If you need
to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
Do not raise this vehicle using a bumper jack. The scissor
jack is designed as a tool for changing tires on this vehicle
only. It is not recommended that the jack be used for
service purposes or to lift more than one wheel at a time.
Preparations
Park the vehicle on a firm level surface, avoiding ice or
slippery areas. Set the parking brake and place the gear
selector in PARK (automatic transmission). On Four
Wheel Drive vehicles, shift the transfer case to the “4L”
position.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning Flasher.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
• Block both the front and rear
of the wheel diagonally opposite the jacking position. For
example, if the right front
wheel is being changed, block
the left rear wheel.
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to inboard transition, as shown. Operate the jack using
the jack drive tube and the wheel wrench - the tube
extension, may be used but is not required.
• Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the
vehicle is being jacked.
Instructions
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1. Lower and remove the spare wheel, jack, and tools
from stowage.
2. Using the wheel wrench, loosen, but do not remove,
the wheel nuts by turning them counterclockwise one
turn while the wheel is still on the ground.
3. When changing a front wheel, place the jack under the
frame rail behind the wheel. Locate the jack as far
forward as possible on the straight part of the frame prior
Positioning of the Jack Front Wheels
When changing a rear wheel, assemble the jack drive
tube to the jack and connect the drive tube to the
extension tube. Place the jack under the axle in the
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positions shown with the drive tubes extending to the
rear. Connect the jack tube extension and wheel wrench.
Right Rear Jacking Location
Left Rear Jacking Location
NOTE: Before raising the wheel off the ground, make
sure that the jack will not damage surrounding truck
parts and adjust the jack position as required.
4. By rotating the wheel wrench clockwise, raise the
vehicle until the wheel just clears the surface.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle unstable and cause an accident. It could
slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the
vehicle only enough to remove the tire.
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could injure someone in the vehicle. Always stow the jack, tools and the extra tire and wheel
in the places provided.
5. Remove the wheel nuts and pull the wheel off. Install
the spare wheel and wheel nuts with the cone shaped end
of the nuts toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the nuts. To
avoid risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not fully
tighten the nuts until the vehicle has been lowered.
7. Lower the jack to its fully closed position. Stow the
replaced tire, jack, and tools as previously described.
6. Using the wheel wrench, finish tightening the nuts in
a crisscross pattern. Correct nut tightness is 130-160 ft.
lbs. (177-217 N·m). If in doubt about the correct tightness,
have them checked with a torque wrench by your dealer
or at a service station.
8. Adjust the tire pressure when possible.
NOTE: Do not oil wheel studs. For chrome wheels, do
not substitute with chrome plated wheel nuts.
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Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to help
prevent personal injury or damage to your vehicle:
To Stow The Flat Or Spare
Turn the wheel so that the valve stem is down. Slide the
wheel retainer through the center of the wheel and
position it properly across the wheel opening.
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible before raising the
vehicle.
For convenience in checking the spare tire inflation, stow
with the valve stem toward the rear of the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be
raised.
• Apply the parking brake firmly before jacking.
• Never start the engine with the vehicle on a jack.
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated.
• 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 value stem
facing the ground.
Rotate the winch mechanism until the wheel is drawn
into place against the underside of the vehicle. Continue
to rotate until you feel the winch mechanism slip or click
3 times. It cannot be overtightened. Push against the tire
several times to be sure it is firmly in place.
To Stow the Flat or Spare: Wheel retainer does not fit
through the center of the aluminum wheel. The tire must
be stored in a safe manner in the bed of the truck.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
JUMP STARTING
WARNING!
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution; do not
allow battery fluid to contact eyes, skin or clothing. Don’t lean over battery when attaching
clamps or allow the clamps to touch each other. If
acid splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the contaminated area immediately with large quantities of
water.
• A battery generates hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. Keep flame or spark away
from the vent holes. Do not use a booster battery
or any other booster source with an output that
exceeds 12 volts.
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Check the Battery Test Indicator (if equipped). If a light or
bright colored dot is visible in the indicator (if equipped),
DO NOT jump-start the battery.
If the indicator (if equipped) is dark or shows a green dot,
proceed as follows:
1. Wear eye protection and remove all metal jewelry such
as watch bands or bracelets which might make an
unintended electrical contact.
2. Park the booster vehicle within cable reach but without letting the vehicles touch. Set the parking brake, place
the automatic transmission in PARK and turn the ignition
OFF on both vehicles.
3. Turn OFF heater, radio and all unnecessary electrical
loads.
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4. Connect one end of a jumper cable to the positive
terminal of the booster battery. Connect the other end of
the same cable to the positive terminal of the discharged
battery.
WARNING!
Do not permit vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
5. Connect the other cable, first to the negative terminal
of the booster battery and then to the engine of the
vehicle with the discharged battery. Make sure you have
a good contact on the engine.
WARNING!
Do not connect the cable to the negative post of the
discharge battery. The resulting electrical spark could
cause the battery to explode.
During cold weather when temperatures are below
freezing point, electrolyte in a discharged battery
may freeze. Do not attempt jump starting because the
battery could rupture or explode. The battery temperature must be brought up above freezing point
before attempting jump start.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
6. Start the engine in the vehicle which has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, then start the
engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.
7. When removing the jumper cables, reverse the above
sequence exactly. Be careful of the moving belts and fan.
WARNING!
Any procedure other than above could result in:
1. Personal injury caused by electrolyte squirting out
the battery vent;
2. Personal injury or property damage due to battery
explosion;
3. Damage to charging system of booster vehicle or
of immobilized vehicle.
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FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
If vehicle becomes stuck in snow, sand, or mud, it can
often be moved by a rocking motion. Move the gear
selector rhythmically between FIRST and REVERSE,
while applying slight pressure to the accelerator.
The least amount of accelerator pedal pressure to maintain the rocking motion without spinning the wheels or
racing the engine is most effective. Allow the engine to
idle with the transmission selector in NEUTRAL for at
least one minute after every five rocking-motion cycles.
This will minimize overheating and reduce the risk of
transmission failure during prolonged efforts to free a
stuck vehicle.
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EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with emergency tow
hooks.
WARNING!
Chains are not recommended for freeing a stuck
vehicle. Chains may break, causing serious injury or
death.
WARNING!
Stand clear of vehicles when pulling with tow hooks.
Tow straps and chains may break, causing serious
injury.
Tow Hooks
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CAUTION!
Tow hooks are for emergency use only, to rescue a
vehicle stranded off road. Do not use tow hooks for
tow truck hookup or highway towing. You could
damage your vehicle.
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.
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Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles
The manufacturer recommends towing with all wheels
OFF the ground. Acceptable methods are to tow the
vehicle on a flatbed or with one end of the vehicle raised
and the opposite end on a towing dolly.
Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles
Provided that the transmission is operable, tow with the
transmission in Neutral and the ignition key in the OFF
position along with the front wheels raised and the rear
wheels on the ground. The speed must not exceed 30
mph (50 km/h) and the distance must not exceed 15
miles (25 km).
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If the vehicle is to be towed more than 15 miles (25 km )
or faster than 30 mph, it must be towed on a flatbed, or
with the rear wheels raised and the front wheels on the
ground, or with the front end raised and the rear wheels
on a towing dolly.
NOTE: 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.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
m 3.7L Engine Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
m 4.7L Engine Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
m Onboard Diagnostic System — OBD II . . . . . . . . 334
▫ Drive Belts — Check Condition And Tension . . 342
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
▫ Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
m Emissions Inspection And Maintenance
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
m Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
m Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
m Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
▫ Engine Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
▫ Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
▫ Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
▫ Power Steering — Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
▫ Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
▫ Front Suspension Ball Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
▫ Axles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
▫ Drive Shaft Constant Velocity Joints . . . . . . . . 348
▫ Appearance Care And Protection
From Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
▫ Emission Related Components . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
▫ Clutch Hydraulic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
m Fuses (Power Distribution Center) . . . . . . . . . . . 367
m Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
m Replacement Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
m Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
▫ Headlight (Halogen)/Front Park And
Turn Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
▫ Rear Side Marker, Taillamps/Stoplamp,
And Turn Signal Bulbs — Replacement . . . . . . 377
▫ Center High-Mounted Stoplamp And
Cargo Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
331
▫ License Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
m Fluids, Lubricants And Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . 385
▫ Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
m Fluids And Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
3.7L ENGINE COMPARTMENT
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
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4.7L ENGINE COMPARTMENT
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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.” 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 dealer for service as soon as
possible.
CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the “Malfunction Indicator Light” on could cause further damage to the
emission control system. It could also affect fuel
economy and driveability. The vehicle must be
serviced before any emissions tests can be performed.
• If the “Malfunction Indicator Light” is flashing
while the engine is running, severe catalytic converter damage and power loss will soon occur.
Immediate service is required.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
After fuel is added, the vehicle diagnostic system can
determine if the fuel filler cap is possibly loose, improperly installed, or damaged. A loose fuel filler cap message
will be displayed in the instrument cluster. Tighten the
gas cap until a 9clicking9 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 Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL). Resolving
the problem will turn the MIL light off.
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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 which have an I/M (Inspection and
Maintenance) requirement, this check verifies the
following: the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp)
is functioning and is not on when the engine is running,
and that the OBD (On Board Diagnostic) system is ready
for testing.
Normally, the OBD system will be ready. The OBD
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
serviced, if you recently had a dead battery, or a battery
replacement. If the OBD system is 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 system is ready, you must do
the following:
1. Insert your ignition key into the ignition switch.
2. Turn the ignition to the ON position, but do not crank
or start the engine. If you crank or start the engine, you
will have to start this test over.
3. As soon as you turn your key to the ON position, you
will see your MIL symbol come on as part of a normal
bulb check.
4. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will
happen:
a. The MIL light will blink for approximately 5 seconds and then remain on until the first engine crank or
the key is turned off. This means that your vehicle’s
OBD system is not ready and you should not proceed
to the I/M station.
b. The MIL light will remain fully illuminated until the
first engine crank or the key is turned off. This means
that your vehicle’s OBD system is ready and you can
proceed to the I/M station.
If your OBD system is not ready you should see your
dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was recently
serviced or had a battery failure or replacement, you may
need to do nothing more than drive your vehicle as you
normally would in order for your OBD system to update.
A recheck with the above test routine may then indicate
that the system is now ready.
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD system is
ready or not ready, if the MIL symbol is illuminated
during normal vehicle operation, you should have your
vehicle serviced before going to the I/M station. The I/M
station can fail your vehicle because the MIL symbol is on
with the engine running.
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REPLACEMENT PARTS
Use of genuine Mopart parts for normal/scheduled
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to insure the designed performance. Damage or failures
caused by the use of non-Mopart parts for maintenance
and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s
warranty.
DEALER SERVICE
Your 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.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
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WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only that 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 the maintenance items for which there are fixed
maintenance intervals, there are other items that should
operate satisfactorily without periodic maintenance.
However, if a malfunction of these items does occur, it
could adversely affect the engine or vehicle performance.
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These items should be inspected if a malfunction is
observed or suspected.
Engine Oil
Checking Engine Oil Level
To assure proper lubrication of your vehicle’s engine, the
engine oil must be maintained at the correct level. The
best time to check the engine oil level is about 5 minutes
after a fully warmed up engine is shut off or before
starting the engine after it has sat overnight.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. 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.
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling the crankcase will cause
oil aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage
your engine.
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Change Engine Oil
Road conditions and your style of driving affect the
interval at which your oil should be changed. Check the
following to determine if ANY apply to you:
• Day or night temperatures are below 32°F (0°C).
• Stop and Go driving.
• Extensive engine idling.
• Driving in dusty conditions.
• Short trips of less than 10 miles (16.2 km).
• More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high
speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C).
• Trailer towing, Taxi, Police or delivery service (commercial service).
• Off-Road or desert operation.
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• If equipped for and operating with E-85 (ethanol)
fuel.
NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then change your
engine oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or 3 months,
whichever comes first and follow schedule “B” of the
9Maintenance Schedules9 section of this manual.
If NONE of these apply to you, then change your engine
oil every 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months, whichever
comes first and follow schedule 9A9 of the 9Maintenance
Schedules9 section of this manual.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months
whichever comes first.
4x4 Models, If Used Primarily For Off-Road Operation
Every 50 hours of use.
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Dusty Conditions
Driving through dust-laden air increases the problems of
keeping abrasive materials out of the engine. Under these
conditions, special attention should be given to the
engine air cleaner. The crankcase ventilation system
should also be checked periodically. Make sure that these
units are always clean. This will tend to reduce to a
minimum the amount of abrasive material that may enter
the engine.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacture only
recommends engine oils that are API certified and meet
the requirements of DaimlerChrysler 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.
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade)
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature starting and vehicle fuel economy. The engine oil
filler cap also shows the recommended engine oil
viscosity for your vehicle.
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For information on engine oil filler cap location, see the
Engine Compartment illustration in this section.
Lubricants which do not have both, the engine oil certification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number should not be used.
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
The manufacture strongly recommends against the addition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and
it’s performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.
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Disposing of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
environment. Contact your dealer, service station, or
governmental agency for advice on how and where used
oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in your area.
Engine Oil Filter
The engine oil filter should be replaced at every engine
oil change.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
The manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil
filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
quality filters should be used to assure most efficient
service. Mopart Engine Oil Filters are a high quality oil
filter and are recommended.
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Drive Belts — Check Condition and Tension
Belt tension is controlled by means of an automatic
tensioner. No belt tension adjustments are required.
However, belt and belt tensioner condition should be
inspected at the specified intervals, and replaced if required. See your authorized dealer for service
At the mileage indicated in the maintenance schedule, all
belts and tensioner should be checked for condition.
Improper belt tension can cause belt slippage and failure.
Belts should be inspected for evidence of cuts, cracks,
glazing, or frayed cords and replaced if there is indication
of damage which could result in belt failure. Low generator belt tension can cause battery failure.
Also check belt routing to make sure there is no interference between the belts and other engine components.
Spark Plugs
Spark plugs must fire properly to assure proper engine
performance and emission control. The plugs installed in
your vehicle should operate satisfactorily in normal
service for the mileage indicated in the Maintenance
Chart. New plugs should be installed at this mileage. The
entire set should be replaced if there is any malfunction
due to a faulty spark plug. Check the Vehicle Emissions
Control Information label for the proper type of spark
plug for your vehicle.
CAUTION!
When replacing plugs, do not overtighten. You could
damage them and cause them to leak.
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Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Under normal driving conditions, replace the air filter at
the intervals shown on Schedule “A”. If, however, you
drive the vehicle frequently under dusty or severe conditions, the filter element should be inspected periodically and replaced if necessary at the intervals shown on
Schedule “B”.
WARNING!
The air cleaner can provide a measure of protection
in the case of engine backfire. Do not remove the air
cleaner 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 cleaner removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
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Engine Fuel Filter
A plugged fuel filter can cause stalling, limit the speed at
which a vehicle can be driven or cause hard starting.
Should an excessive amount of dirt accumulate in the
fuel tank, frequent filter replacement may be necessary.
Catalytic Converter
The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel
only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the effectiveness of the
catalyst as an emission control device.
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 the
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.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
engine operation, a scorching odor may indicate severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, the
vehicle should be stopped, the engine shut off and the
vehicle allowed to cool. Thereafter, service, including a
tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
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To minimize the possibility of catalyst damage:
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
motion.
• Do not try to start engine by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
idling or malfunctioning operating conditions.
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 fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Don’t allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin or clothing. Don’t lean
over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water.
• Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep
flame or sparks away from the battery. Don’t use a
booster battery or any other booster source with an
output greater than 12 volts. Don’t allow cable
clamps to touch each other.
• Battery posts, terminals and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
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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 identified on the
battery case.
• If a “fast charger” is used while battery is in
vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables
before connecting the charger to 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.
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
Section 3 of the Warranty Information book 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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Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by dealers or other service facilities
using recovery and recycling equipment.
Power Steering — Fluid Check
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through a certified
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WARNING!
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and
with the engine off to prevent injury from moving
parts and to insure accurate fluid level reading. Do
not overfill. Use only manufacturers recommended
power steering fluid.
If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated
level. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all
surfaces. Refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts
for correct fluid type.
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Front Suspension Ball Joints
The ball joints and seals should be inspected whenever
the vehicle is serviced for other reasons. Damaged seals
should be replaced to prevent leakage or contamination
of the grease.
Drive Shaft Constant Velocity Joints
All four wheel drive models are equipped with four
constant velocity joints. Periodic lubrication of these
joints is not required. However, the joint boot should be
inspected for external leakage or damage periodically. If
external leakage or damage is evident, the joint boot and
grease should be replaced immediately. Continued operation could result in failure of the joint due to water
and dirt contamination of the grease. This would require
complete replacement of the joint assembly. Refer to the
Service Manual for the detailed replacement procedure.
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, doors and hood hinges, should be lubricated
periodically to assure quiet, easy operation and to protect
against rust and wear. Prior to the application of any
lubricant, the parts concerned should be wiped clean to
remove dust and grit; after lubricating excess oil and
grease should be removed. Particular attention should
also be given to hood latching components to insure
proper function. When performing other underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism and safety catch
should be cleaned and lubricated.
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
year, preferably in the fall and spring. Apply a small
amount of a high quality lubricant such as Mopart Lock
Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder.
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Windshield Wiper Blades
The rubber edges of the wiper blades and the windshield
should be cleaned periodically with a sponge or soft cloth
and a mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove accumulations of salt or road film.
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
from a dry windshield.
Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with
petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
Windshield Washers
The fluid reservoir should be checked for fluid level at
regular intervals. When freezing weather is anticipated,
flush out the water in the reservoir by operating the
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system. Fill the reservoir with windshield washer antifreeze (not radiator antifreeze), and operate the system
for a few seconds to flush out the residual water.
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
containers.
WARNING!
Commercially available windshield washer solvents
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
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After the engine has warmed, operate the defroster for a
few minutes to reduce the possibility of smearing or
freezing the fluid on the cold windshield. Mopart All
Weather Windshield Washer Solution used with water as
directed on the container, aids cleaning action, reduces
freezing point to avoid line clogging, and is not harmful
to paint or trim.
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.
Exhaust System
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
WARNING!
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
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO) which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing CO, follow the preceding safety tips.
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Cooling System
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot coolant or
steam from your radiator. If you see or hear steam
coming from under the hood, don’t open the hood
until the radiator has had time to cool. Never try to
open a cooling system pressure cap when the radiator
is hot.
Engine Coolant Checks
Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12
months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If coolant is dirty or rusty in appearance, the
system should be drained, flushed and refilled with fresh
coolant. Check the front of the A/C condenser for any
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accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently
spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the
face of the condenser.
Check the coolant recovery bottle tubing for brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts and tightness of the connection
at the bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire system for
leaks.
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of
coolant from the radiator drain cock. If the cap is sealing
properly, the engine coolant (antifreeze) will begin to
drain from the coolant recovery bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE CAP WHEN THE
COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
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Cooling System — Drain, Flush and Refill
At the intervals shown on the Maintenance Schedules,
the system should be drained, flushed and refilled.
If the solution is dirty or contains a considerable amount
of sediment, clean and flush with a reliable cooling
system cleaner. Follow with a thorough rinsing to remove
all deposits and chemicals. Properly dispose of old
antifreeze solution.
Selection Of Coolant
Use only the manufacturers recommended coolant, refer
to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct
coolant type.
CAUTION!
• Mixing of coolants other than specified HOAT
engine coolants may result in engine damage and
may decrease corrosion protection. If a non-HOAT
coolant is introduced into the cooling system in an
emergency, it should be replaced with the specified coolant as soon as possible.
• Do not use plain water alone or alcohol base
engine coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use
additional rust inhibitors or antirust products, as
they may not be compatible with the radiator
engine coolant and may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
Propylene Glycol based coolants. Use of Propylene Glycol based coolants is not recommended.
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Adding Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant that allows extended maintenance intervals. This
coolant can be used up to 5 Years or 100,000 miles (160
000 km) before replacement. To prevent reducing this
extended maintenance period, it is important that you
use the same coolant throughout the life of your vehicle.
Please review these recommendations for using Hybrid
Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) coolant. When
adding coolant:
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• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
solution. The use of lower quality water will reduce
the amount of corrosion protection in the engine
cooling system.
Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the proper level of protection against freezing according to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
• The manufacturer recommends using Mopart
Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula
HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology)
NOTE: Mixing coolant types will decrease the life of the
engine coolant and will require more frequent coolant
changes.
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% HOAT engine coolant
and distilled water. Use higher concentrations (not to
exceed 70%) if temperatures below -34°F (-37°C) are
anticipated.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of
coolant, and to insure that coolant will return to the
radiator from the coolant recovery bottle.
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The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
WARNING!
• The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on
the cooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution. Never add coolant 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.
Disposal of Used Engine Coolant
Used ethylene glycol based engine coolant is a regulated
substance requiring proper disposal. Check with your
local authorities to determine the disposal rules for your
community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children
do not store ethylene glycol based engine coolant in open
containers or allow it to remain in puddles on the
ground. If ingested by a child, contact a physician
immediately. Clean up any ground spills immediately.
Coolant Level
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for
determining that the coolant level is adequate. With the
engine cold, the level of the coolant in the coolant
recovery bottle should be between the ranges indicated
on the bottle.
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
coolant freeze point or replacing coolant. Advise your
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service attendant of this. As long as the engine operating
temperature is satisfactory, the coolant bottle need only
be checked once a month.
When additional coolant is needed to maintain the
proper level, it should be added to the coolant bottle. Do
not overfill.
Points To Remember
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles (a
few kilometers) of operation, you may observe vapor
coming from the front of the engine compartment. This is
normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot coolant to
enter the radiator.
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
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• Do not overfill the coolant recovery bottle.
• Check coolant freeze point in the radiator and in the
coolant recovery bottle. If antifreeze needs to be
added, contents of coolant recovery bottle must also be
protected against freezing.
• If frequent coolant additions are required, or if the
level in the coolant recovery bottle does not drop when
the engine cools, the cooling system should be pressure tested for leaks.
• Maintain coolant concentration at 50% HOAT engine
coolant (minimum) and distilled water for proper
corrosion protection of your engine which contains
aluminum components.
• Make sure that the radiator and coolant recovery
bottle overflow hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
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• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean, also.
• 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 coolant performance, poor gas
mileage, and increased emissions.
Emission Related Components
Fuel System Hoses And Vapor/Vacuum Harnesses
When the vehicle is serviced for scheduled maintenance,
inspect surface of hoses and nylon tubing for evidence of
heat and mechanical damage. Hard and brittle rubber,
cracking, checking, tears, cuts, abrasions, and excessive
swelling suggest deterioration of the rubber. Particular
attention should be given to examining hose surfaces
nearest to high heat sources, such as the exhaust manifold.
Insure nylon tubing in these areas has not melted or
collapsed.
Inspect all hose clamps and couplings to make sure they
are secure and no leaks are present.
You are urged to use only the manufacturer’s specified
hoses and clamps, or their equivalent in material and
specification, in any fuel system servicing. It is mandatory to replace all clamps that have been loosened or
removed during service. Care should be taken in installing new clamps to insure they are properly torqued.
Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve
Proper operation of the crankcase ventilation system
requires that the PCV valve be free of sticking or plugging because of deposits. Deposits can accumulate in the
PCV valve and passage with increasing mileage. Have
the PCV valve, hoses, and passages checked for proper
operation at the intervals specified. If the valve is
plugged or sticking, replace with a new valve – Do not
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attempt to clean the oil PCV valve! Check ventilating
hose for indication of damage or plugging with deposits.
Replace if necessary.
pads wear. Brake fluid level should be checked when
pads are replaced. If the brake fluid level is abnormally
low, check system for leaks.
Brake System
Refer to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct
fluid type.
Power Disc Brakes (Front)
Disc brakes do not require adjustment; however, several
hard stops during the break-in period are recommended
to seat the linings and wear off any foreign material.
Brake Master Cylinders
The fluid level in the master cylinders should be checked
whenever the vehicle is serviced, or immediately if the
brake system warning light is on. If necessary, add fluid
to bring level to the full mark on the side of the reservoir
of the brake master cylinder. Be sure to clean the top of
the master cylinder area before removing the cap. With
disc brakes, fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake
WARNING!
Use of brake fluid that may have a lower initial
boiling point, or is unidentified as to specifications,
may result in sudden brake failure during hard
prolonged braking. You could have an accident.
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WARNING!
Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts and the
brake fluid catching fire.
Use only brake fluid that has been in a tightly closed
container to avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture.
CAUTION!
Do not allow a petroleum-base fluid to contaminate
the brake fluid. Seal damage may result.
Brake Linings
Your vehicle is equipped with self-adjusting brakes.
During normal driving, a few brake applications while
moving in reverse will maintain your brakes at the
specified adjustment. Adjustment will continue until the
brake linings are worn. To avoid brake failure, brake pull
or damage to the rotors or drums, inspect the brake
linings as specified in the maintenance schedule. If
excessively worn, the brake linings must be replaced.
Brake Hoses
Inspection should be performed whenever the brake
system is serviced or at intervals specified. Inspect hydraulic brake hoses for surface cracking, scuffing or worn
spots. If there is any evidence of cracking, scuffing, or
worn spots, the hose should be replaced immediately!
Eventual deterioration of the hose can take place with
possible burst failure.
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WARNING!
Worn brake hoses can burst and cause brake failure.
You could have an accident. If you see any sign of
cracking, scuffing, or worn spots, have the brake
hoses replaced immediately.
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while the vehicle is level, enough lubricant should be
added to bring the level to the bottom of the filler hole.
This fluid does not require periodic changing. However,
if it becomes necessary to add or replace the fluid in these
transmissions, refer to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine
Parts for correct fluid type.
Automatic Transmission
Clutch Hydraulic System
The clutch hydraulic system is a sealed maintenance free
system. In the event of leakage or other malfunction, the
system must be replaced.
Manual Transmission
Fluid Level Check
This fluid should be checked whenever other underhood
services are performed. The fluid level is checked by
removing the fill plug. If the level of the lubricant is more
than 1/49 (6.35 mm) below the bottom of the filler hole
Fluid Level Check
Check the fluid level while the transmission is at normal
operating temperature 180°F (82°C). This occurs after at
least 15 miles (24 km) of driving. At normal operating
temperature the fluid cannot be held comfortably between the fingertips.
To check the automatic transmission fluid level properly,
the following procedure must be used:
1. Operate the engine at idle speed and normal operating
temperature.
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2. The vehicle must be on level ground.
3. Fully apply the parking brake and press the brake
pedal.
4. Place the gear selector momentarily in each gear
position ending with the lever in P (Park).
5. Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean and reinsert it until
seated.
6. Remove the dipstick again and note the fluid level on
both sides. The fluid level should be between the “HOT”
(upper) reference holes on the dipstick at normal operating temperature. Verify that solid coating of oil is seen on
both sides of the dipstick. If the fluid is low, add as
required into the dipstick tube. Do not overfill. After
adding any quantity of oil through the oil fill tube, wait
a minimum of two (2) minutes for the oil to fully drain
into the transmission before rechecking the fluid level.
NOTE: If it is necessary to check the transmission below
the operating temperature, the fluid level should be
between the two “COLD” (lower) holes on the dipstick
with the fluid at approximately 70°F ( 21°C) (room
temperature). If the fluid level is correctly established at
room temperature, it should be between the “HOT”
(upper) reference holes when the transmission reaches
180°F ( 82°C). Remember it is best to check the level at the
normal operating temperature.
CAUTION!
Be aware that if the fluid temperature is below 50°F
(10°C) it may not register on the dipstick. Do not add
fluid until the temperature is elevated enough to
produce an accurate reading.
7. Check for leaks. Release parking brake.
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To prevent dirt and water from entering the transmission
after checking or replenishing fluid, make certain that the
dipstick cap is properly reseated. It is normal for the
dipstick cap to spring back slightly from its fully seated
position, as long as its seal remains engaged in the
dipstick tube.
Automatic Transmission Fluid And Filter Change
Follow the proper Maintenance Schedule for your type of
driving.
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 Parts
for correct fluid type. It is important that the transmission
fluid be maintained at the prescribed level using the
recommended fluid.
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CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturers recommended fluid may cause deterioration in
transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder. Using a transmission fluid other than the
manufacturers recommended fluid will result in
more frequent fluid and filter changes.
Special Additives
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered
product and its performance may be impaired by supplemental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid additives to the transmission. The only exception to this
policy is the use of special dyes to aid in detecting fluid
leaks. In addition, avoid using transmission sealers as
they may adversely affect seals.
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Transfer Case
Inspect the transfer case for fluid leaks. If a fluid leak is
evident the transfer case fluid level may be low. Have the
transfer case serviced immediately.
CAUTION!
Damage may result from operation of the vehicle
with low transfer case fluid.
The transfer case fluid should be drained and refilled at
the intervals specified.
Lubricant Selection
Refer to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct
fluid type.
Axles
Refer to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct
fluid type.
The manufacturer does not recommend regularly scheduled oil changes for axles in vehicles whose operation is
classified as normal truck service.
NOTE: The presence of water in the gear lubricant will
result in corrosion and possible failure of differential
components. Operation of the vehicle in water, as may be
encountered in some off-highway types of service, will
require draining and refilling the axle to avoid damage.
Rear Axle
Rear Axle Limited-slip differentials require the use of
Mopar limited-slip additive. Refer to Recommended Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type.
This should be added to the gear lubricant whenever a
fluid change is made, when equipped with limited-slip
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differential. Rear axle fluid level should be 1/49 (6.4mm)
below filler plug for 8 1/4”, and 9 1/49 axles.
Front Axle
Front Axle fluid level should be at the bottom of the fill
plug.
Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion
Protection of Body and Paint from Corrosion
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice, and those that are sprayed on
trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are highly
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking,
which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants,
road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and underbody protection.
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The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
What Causes Corrosion?
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
The most common causes are:
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
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Washing
Special Care
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using a mild car wash soap, and
rinse the panels completely with clear water.
• If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
a month.
• If insects, tar or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, wash it as soon as possible.
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
of the doors, rocker panels be kept clear and open.
• Use Mopart auto polish to remove road film and
stains and to polish your vehicle. Take care never to
scratch the paint.
• 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.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish.
• 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.
CAUTION!
Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials such
as steel wool or scouring powder, which will scratch
metal and painted surfaces.
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well
packaged and sealed.
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• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• Use Mopart touch up paint on scratches as soon as
possible. Your dealer has touch up paint to match the
color of your vehicle.
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care
All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome plated wheels should be cleaned regularly with a
mild soap and water to prevent corrosion. To remove
heavy soil, use Mopar Wheel Cleaner or select a nonabrasive, non-acidic cleaner. Do not use scouring pads, steel
wool, a bristle brush or metal polishes. Only Mopar
cleaners 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.
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YES Essentialst Fabric Cleaning Procedure – If
Equipped
YES Essentialst seats may be cleaned in the following
manner:
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting
with a clean, dry towel.
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
• For tough stains, apply Mopar Total Clean or a mild
soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove stain.
Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
• For grease stains, apply Mopar Multi-purpose cleaner
to a clean, damp cloth and remove stain. Use a fresh,
damp towel to remove soap residue.
• Do not use any solvents or protectants on Yes Essentials products.
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Interior Care
Use Mopart Fabric Cleaner to clean fabric upholstery
and carpeting.
Use Mopart Vinyl Cleaner to clean vinyl upholstery and
trim.
Mopart Total Clean is specifically recommended for
leather upholstery.
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
and Mopart Total Clean. Care should be taken to avoid
soaking your leather upholstery with any liquid. Please
do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, detergents, or ammonia based cleaners to clean your leather
upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not
required to maintain the original condition.
WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
Glass Surfaces
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with any commercial household-type glass cleaner.
Never use an abrasive type cleaner. Use caution when
cleaning inside rear windows equipped with electric
defrosters or windshields equipped with a windshield
wiper de-icer. Do not use scrapers or other sharp instruments which may scratch the elements.
When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
directly on the mirror.
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Instrument Panel Bezels
CAUTION!
When installing hanging air fresheners in your vehicle, read the installation instructions carefully.
Some air fresheners will damage the finish of
painted or decorated parts if allowed to directly
contact any surface.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
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.
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2. Dry with a soft tissue.
Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage will also weaken the fabric.
If the belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or
lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the car to
wash them.
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
buckles do not work properly.
FUSES (POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER)
Your vehicle is equipped with an electrical power distribution center located on the left side of the engine
compartment.
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Cavity
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2
3
4
5
Mini
Fuse
Description
Spare
Ignition Accessory
(ACC)
Electric Brake
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
50 Amp
Red
40 Amp
Green
Power Seat
Ignition Run Only
6
20 Amp
Yellow
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10 Amp
Red
Power Distribution Center
These power distribution centers house new plug-in
“Cartridge” fuses which replace all the in-line fusible
links previously used. The power distribution centers
also contain “Mini”fuses and plug-in “ISO” relays. These
fuses and relays can be obtained from your dealer.
Cartridge
Fuse
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) Cabin Compartment Node
(CCN), Radio
Powertrain Control
Module (PCM)/Fuel/
RAD/AC Coils
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Cavity
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9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Blue
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
25 Amp
Natural
Description
Cabin Compartment
Node (CCN)/Mirror/
4x4
Airbag System #3
Cavity
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18
Spare
AC Clutch
19
T Tow Lt Stop/Turn
20
Trailer Tow Rt Stop/
Turn
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) #2
Trans/Powertrain
Control Module
(PCM)
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Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
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Description
Horn
ABS Feed (Valves)
Fuel Pump
Center High Mounted
Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
Cabin Compartment
Node (CCN) Door
Locks/Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI)
Audio Amp
Power Outlet (Switchable)
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Cavity
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25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
15 Amp
Blue
Description
Fog Lamps
Powertrain Control
Module (PCM) B+
Cabin Compartment
Node (CCN) Illumination
Spare
Power Mirror
10 Amp
Red
20 AmpY- Power Outlet
ellow
20 Amp Front Control Module
Yellow
(FCM) 4 (Wipers)
Spare
Spare
Cavity
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34
35
Cartridge
Fuse
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
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Blue
Description
Front Control Module
(FCM) 1 (Ext. Lights #
1)
Auto Shut Down
(ASD)
Front Control Module
(FCM) 2 (Ext. Light #
2)
HVAC Blower Motor
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
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Fuse
Ignition UNLK/
RN/ST
Crank
Run/Start
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Cavity
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40
41
42
43
44
45
46
Cartridge
Fuse
30 Amp
Pink
Mini
Fuse
30 Amp
Pink
Description
Cavity
Starter Solenoid
47
Spare
Wiper Motor
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49
25 Amp
Natural
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
Front Control Module
(FCM) 5 (T-Case)
Lt Park Lamps
50
Rt Park Lamps
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Trailer Tow Park
Lamps
Airbag System # 2
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53
54
Cartridge
Fuse
40 Amp
Green
20 Amp
Blue
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
Mini
Fuse
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Description
Ignition Run/
Accessory (Acc)
Sunroof/Sound Box
Trailer Tow B+
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Module
(Pump)
Park Lamps
Spare
Rear Defogger
Spare
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Cavity
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini
Fuse
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Cabin Compartment
Node (CCN) Accessory (ACC) Feed
Heated Seats
Airbag System # 2
Heated Seats
HVAC Module
ABS Module
Front Control Module
(FCM) 3 (Reverse
Lamps)
CAUTION!
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 suggests a
problem in the circuit that must be corrected.
NOTE: If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for
longer than 21 days you may want to take steps to protect
your battery. You may do this by disconnecting the
battery or by disconnecting the two ignition-off draw
(I.O.D.) fuses located in the Auxiliary Power Distribution
Center (PDC) located in the engine compartment. The
I.O.D. cavities include a snap-in retainer that allows the
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fuse to be disconnected, without removing it from the
fuse block. Pressing the I.O.D. fuse back into the cavity
reconnects it.
VEHICLE STORAGE
If you are storing your vehicle for more than 21 days, we
recommend that you take the following steps to minimize the drain on your vehicle’s battery:
• Disconnect the Ignition-Off Draw fuse (I.O.D.) fuse
located in the Power Distribution Center (PDC). The
I.O.D. cavity includes a snap-in retainer that allows the
fuse to be disconnected, without removing it from the
fuse block.
• The transfer case should be placed in the 4HI mode
and kept in this position to minimize the battery drain.
• As an alternative to the above steps you may disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
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LIGHT BULBS — Interior
Dome Light . . . . . . . . . . .
Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . .
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LIGHT BULBS — Outside
Bulb No.
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H13
Front Park/Turn/Sidemarker . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157NA
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157
Center High Mounted Stoplight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 921
Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9145
License Plate Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3057
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BULB REPLACEMENT
Headlight (Halogen)/Front Park and Turn Lights
CAUTION!
This is a halogen bulb. Avoid touching the glass with
your fingers. Reduced bulb life will result.
1. Open the hood
2. Remove the three (3) bolts from the front of the
headlight housing.
3. Grasp the headlight and pull firmly to disengage the
headlight housing from the fender panel.
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4. While firmly holding the headlight housing in your
hands unlock and disconnect headlight bulb connector.
5. Twist 1/4 turn and remove headlight bulb from housing and replace.
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NOTE: It is not necessary to disconnect the connector to
replace the park/turn signal bulb. If the bulb socket
needs replacement disconnect the connector.
NOTE: The headlight bulb is a Halogen bulb. Take care
not to touch the bulb with your fingers. Body oils from
your fingers could cause excessive heat buildup which
reduces bulb life.
To remove the park/turn signal bulb, rotate bulb socket
1/4 turn and remove socket from housing. Pull bulb
straight from socket.
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Removing Park/Turn Signal Bulb
Disconnecting Park/Turn Signal Connector
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Rear Side Marker, Taillamps/Stoplamp, and Turn
Signal Bulbs — Replacement
1. Remove the two (2) screws that pass through the bed
sheetmetal.
Pulling Housing From Body
2. Pull the taillamp housing straight out from the body.
Removing the Two (2) Screws
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3. Rotate the bulb socket counterclockwise to from the
housing.
4. Pull bulb straight out of socket.
Pulling Bulb From Socket
Rotating Bulb Socket From Housing
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5. Reverse Procedure to install bulb and housing. Place
the two raised blocks passed the body.
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Center High-Mounted Stoplamp And Cargo Lamp
1. Remove the two (2) screws holding the housing/lens
to the body as shown.
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Removing Screws
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2. Remove housing from Cab
3. Remove connector from housing tab for more clearance.
Removing Housing from Cab
Removing Connector from Tab
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4. Turn desired bulb socket 1⁄4 turn and remove socket
and bulb from housing.
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5. Pull desired bulb straight from the socket.
Pulling Bulb From Socket
Removing Socket From Housing
• Outside Bulbs: Cargo Lamps
• Inside Bulb: Center High Mount Stop Lamp
6. Reverse procedure for installation of bulbs and housing.
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License Lamps
2. Rotate the socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise.
1. Using a screw driver pry black rubber housing from
the bumper.
Rotating Socket
Removing Housing From Bumper
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3. Pull bulb from socket.
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Fog Lamps
1. Disconnect connector from fog lamp by raising wire
harness lock tab and pulling on wire harness connector.
2. Rotate fog lamp bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise and
pull to remove from fog lamp housing.
3. Reverse Procedure to install.
Pulling Bulb From Socket
4. Reverse procedure for installation.
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FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
U.S.
Metric
22 Gal.
22 Gal.
83L
83L
5 Qt.
6 Qt.
6 Qt.
4.7L
5.7L
5.7L
13.3 Qt.
13.3 Qt.
13.3 Qt.
12.5L
12.5L
12.5L
Fuel
3.7L/4.7L, 87 Octane
4.7L HO, 91 Octane, Recommended Not Required
Engine Oil (with filter)
3.7L, SAE 5W-20, API Certified
4.7L, SAE 5W-20, API Certified
4.7L HO, SAE 5W-20, API Certified
Cooling System (includes 2.1 Qts./2L for coolant bottle
3.7L (Mopart Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula)
4.7L (Mopart Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula)
4.7L HO (Mopart Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula)
NOTE: All fluid capacities are approximate capacities.
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Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs (4.7L Engine)
Spark Plugs (3.7L Engine)
Fuel Selection 3.7L/4.7L
Fuel Selection 4.7L HO
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts
Mopart Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology)
Use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of
DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your engine oil filler
cap for correct SAE grade.
Mopart Engine Oil Filter, P/N 5281090 or equivalent.
Upper Bank — FR8TE2 (Gap 0.039”) Lower Bank — FR8T1332 (Gap 0.051”)
ZFR6F-11G (Gap 0.043”)
87 Octane
Premium Unleaded 91 Octane only or higher
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission
Transfer Case
Manual Transmission (Getrag 238)
Clutch Linkage
Front Axle
Rear Axle
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts.
Mopart ATF+4, Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Mopart ATF+4, Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Mopart ATF+4, Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Multipurpose Grease, NLGI Grade 2 E.P. or equivalent.
SAE 75W-90 Multipurpose Type, GL-5 Gear Lubricant (MS-9763).
SAE 75W-140 Synthetic Gear Lubricant (MS-8985). Limited-slip rear axles
require Mopart limited-slip additive (MS-10111). Four ounces (118 ml)
should be added to the gear lubricant whenever a fluid change is made.
Mopart DOT 3 and SAE J1703 should be used. If DOT 3 brake fluid is not
available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids.
Mopart ATF+4, Automatic Transmission Fluid.
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m Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
▫ Required Maintenance Intervals . . . . . . . . . . . 390
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EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
The “Scheduled” maintenance services, listed in bold
type on the following pages must be done at the times or
mileages specified to assure the continued proper functioning of the emission control system. These, and all
other maintenance services included in this manual,
should be done to provide best vehicle performance and
S reliability. More frequent maintenance may be needed for
C vehicles in severe operating conditions such as dusty
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Inspection and service also should be done any time a
malfunction is suspected.
NOTE: Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and systems on your vehicle may be
performed by any automotive repair establishment or
individual using any automotive part which has been
certified pursuant to U.S. EPA or, in the State of California, California Air Resources Board regulations.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
The “Change Oil” message will flash in the instrument
cluster odometer and a single chime will sound, indicating that an oil change is necessary.
Based on engine operation conditions the oil change
indicator message will illuminate, this means that service
is required for your vehicle. Have your vehicle serviced
as soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
NOTE:
• The oil change indicator message will not monitor the
time since the last oil change. Change your vehicles oil
if it has been 6 months since your last oil change even
if the oil change indicator message is NOT illuminated.
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• Change your engine oil more often if you drive your
vehicle off-road for an extended period of time.
• Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
exceed 6,000 miles (10,000 km) or 6 months, whichever
comes first.
Your dealer will reset the oil change indicator message
after completing the scheduled oil change. If this scheduled oil change is performed by someone other than your
dealer the message can be reset by referring to the steps
described under “Oil Change Required” in “Use Factory
Settings” of the EVIC section in this manual or under
“Odometer/Trip Odometer” in the “Instrument Cluster
Descriptions section of this manual.
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the vehicle is on level ground will improve the accuracy of the oil level reading. Add oil only when the
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add as needed.
• Check the engine oil level about 5 minutes after a fully
warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level while
• Check all lights and other electrical items for correct
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At Each Oil Change
Required Maintenance Intervals
• Change the engine oil filter.
NOTE: ** Vehicles built with the 4.7L engine are
equipped with sixteen spark plugs, one set is located on
the top of the engine under the coils and the second set is
located on the side of the engine.
• Inspect the brake hoses and lines.
• Check the Manual Transmission fluid level.
CAUTION!
Failure to perform the required maintenance items
may result in damage to the vehicle.
The spark plugs located under the coils are a standard
plug and must be change every 30,000 miles (50 000 km)
The spark plugs located on the side of the engine are a
premium plug and must be changed every 102,000 miles
(170 000 km).
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Perform Maintenance Every (Where time and mileage
are listed, follow the interval that occurs first.)
Maintenance Items
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 & rear axle fluid, change if using
your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent
trailer towing.
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, replace if necessary.
Miles
6,000
6,000
Kilometers
10 000
10 000
or Months
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12,000
20 000
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12,000
20 000
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30 000
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40 000
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40 000
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Replace the top row of spark plugs on 4.7L engines.
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Replace the spark plugs on 3.7L engines.
Change the automatic transmission fluid & main
sump filter, if using your vehicle for any of the following: police, taxi, fleet or frequent trailer towing (4.7L
engines only).
Change the automatic transmission fluid & main
sump filter, if using your vehicle for any of the following: police, taxi, fleet or frequent trailer towing (3.7L
engines).
Perform Maintenance Every (Where time and mileage
are listed, follow the interval that occurs first.)
Miles
30,000
30,000
Kilometers
50 000
50 000
or Months
30
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30,000
50 000
30
30,000
50 000
30
60,000
100 000
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60,000
100 000
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Perform Maintenance Every (Where time and mileage
are listed, follow the interval that occurs first.)
Maintenance Items
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 manual transmission fluid if using your
vehicle for any of the following: trailer towing, snowplowing, heavy loading, taxi, police, delivery service
(commercial service), off-road, desert operation or
more then 50% of your driving is at sustained high
speeds during hot weather, above 90F° (32C°).
Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary.
Flush and replace the engine coolant.
Replace the ignition cables on 4.7L engines.
Replace the side row of spark plugs on 4.7L engines.
**
Miles
Kilometers
or Months
60,000
100 000
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60,000
100 000
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90,000
102,000
102,000
150 000
170 000
170 000
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taxi, fleet or frequent trailer towing (4.7L engines
only).
Change the automatic transmission fluid & main
sump filter, if using your vehicle for any of the following: police, taxi, fleet or frequent trailer towing (3.7L
engines).
Replace Accessory Drive Belt(s).
Perform Maintenance Every (Where time and mileage
are listed, follow the interval that occurs first.)
Miles
Kilometers
or Months
120,000
200 000
120
120,000
200 000
120
120,000
200 000
120
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only that 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.
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CONTENTS
m Suggestions For Obtaining Service For
Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
▫ Prepare For The Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
m Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
m Publication Order Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
m Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire
Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
m If You Need Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
m Warranty Information (U.S. Vehicles Only) . . . . . 401
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
m Mopart Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
▫ Temperature Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
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SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
Prepare For The Appointment
If you’re having warranty work done, be sure to have the
right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the
warranty, discuss additional charges with the service
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s
service history. This can often provide a clue to the
current problem.
Prepare A List
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident,
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the
service advisor know.
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items, and you must have your
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many dealers, you may obtain a rental vehicle at a
minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it is advisable
to make these arrangements when you call for an appointment.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
The manufacturer and its dealers are vitally interested in
your satisfaction. We want you to be happy with our
products and services.
Warranty service must be done by an authorized
Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep dealer. We strongly recommend
that you take your vehicle to your selling dealer. They
know you and your vehicle best, and are most concerned
that you get prompt and high quality service. The
manufacturer’s dealers have the facilities, factory-trained
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technicians, special tools, and the latest information to
assure your vehicle is fixed correctly and in a timely
manner.
This is why you should always talk to your dealer’s
service manager first. Most matters can be resolved with
this process.
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the
general manager or owner of the dealership. They
want to know if you need assistance.
• If your dealership is unable to resolve the concern, you
may contact the Manufacturer’s Customer Center.
Any communication to the Manufacturer’s Customer
Center should include the following information:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
• Dealership name
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• Vehicle identification number
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation Customer Center
P.O. Box 21–8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
Phone: (800) 992-1997
DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
P.O. Box 1621
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Phone: (800) 465–2001
In Mexico contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Mexico, D. F.
In Mexico (915) 729–1248 or 729–1240
Outside Mexico (525) 729–1248 or 729–1240
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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.
Service Contract
You may have purchased a service contract for your
vehicle to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected repairs after your manufacturer’s new vehicle
limited warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only the manufacturer’s Service Contracts. If you
purchased a manufacturer’s Service Contract, you will
receive Plan Provisions and an Owner Identification Card
in the mail within three weeks of your vehicle delivery
date. If you have any questions about your 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 your manufacturer’s new vehicle limited warranty expires, please refer to
your contract documents, and contact the person listed in
those documents.
We appreciate that you have made a major investment
when you purchased your new vehicle. Your dealer has
also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
your ownership experience. You’ll be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
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.
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WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
See the Warranty Information Booklet for the terms and
provisions of DaimlerChrysler’s warranties applicable to
this vehicle.
MOPART PARTS
Mopart fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
available from your dealer. They will help you keep your
vehicle operating at its best.
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REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In the 50 United States and Washington D.C.: If you
believe that your vehicle has a defect, which could cause
a crash or cause injury or death, you should immediately
inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the manufacturer.
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, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC
20590. You can also obtain other information about motor
vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your dealer, and the
manufacturer.
In Canada:
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
defect to the Canadian government should write to
Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations
and Recalls, 2780 Sheffield Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1B
3V9.
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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
manuals. (No P.O. Boxes).
• Service Manuals.
These comprehensive service manuals provide the
information that students and professional technicians
need in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving,
maintaining, servicing, and repairing DaimlerChrysler
Corporation 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.
Filled with diagrams, charts and detailed illustrations,
these practical manuals make it easy for students and
technicians to find and fix problems on computercontrolled vehicle systems and features. They show
exactly how to find and correct problems the first time,
using step-by-step troubleshooting and driveability
procedures, proven diagnostic tests and a complete list
of all tools and equipment.
• Owner’s Manuals.
These manuals have been prepared with the assistance
of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you
with specific Chrysler group vehicles. Included are
starting, operating, emergency and maintenance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities and
safety tips.
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Call Toll Free at:
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
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• www.daimlerchrysler.ca/manuals
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
The following describes the tire grading categories 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 car.
All Passenger Car Tires Must Conform to Federal Safety
Requirements in Addition to These Grades.
Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the
wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and a half (1
1/2) 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. Those grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions
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on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
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material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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INDEX
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282,312
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . 343
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . 209,213
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346,347
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209,346
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262,270
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,166
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53,70
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,160
Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Antenna, Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . 352,353,384
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . 249,250
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Anti-Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,160
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
Arming Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . 19
Audio Systems (Radio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Auto Unlock, Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,224
Interlock System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221,225,359
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Torque Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Axle Lubrication (Axle Fluid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
INDEX
Ball Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Emergency Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . 26
Saving Feature (Protection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Belts, Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Box, Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249,357
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249,250
Disc Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
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Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160,164
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . 68
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Calibration, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Camper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Caps, Filler
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151,281
Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
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CD (Compact Disc) Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79,197,199,209
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Center Seat Storage Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55,56,57
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59,64
Child Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167,172,184,199
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Computer, Trip/Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) . . . . . . . . . . 353
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351,354
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . 352,384,385
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
INDEX
Crates
Rear Convenience Storage . .
Cruise Control (Speed Control)
Cup Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Assistance . . . . . . .
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142
121
141
398
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70,211
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Differential, Limited-Slip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Digital Video Disc (DVD) Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Dipsticks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
411
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Disarming, Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Disc Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Door Opener, Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Drive Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Drive Shaft Universal Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Driving
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
E-85 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . 121
Emergency, In Case of
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
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Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Tow Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . 388
Emission Related Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Engine
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69,281
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338,384,385
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Equipment Identification Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69,281,350
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69,350
Extender, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Fabric Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
Engine Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341,385
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117,158,377
Flat Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
INDEX
Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284,285
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . 385
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116,383
413
Four Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
Four-Way Hazard Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Front Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278,385
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278,384
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Fuel, Flexible . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Fueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Garage Door Opener (HomeLinkt) . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283,335
Gas Gauge (Fuel Gauge) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
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Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161,163
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,105,278
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Grocery Bag Retainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289,292
Gross Cargo Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288,291
Hands-Free Phone (UConnect™) . . . . . . . . 79,197,199
Hard Drive (HDD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Hazard
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or
Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . .
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . .
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holder, Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HomeLinkt (Garage Door Opener) Transmitter . . .
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
245
312
374
118
118
116
118
114
110
224
159
118
295
141
132
111
INDEX
415
Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55,56
Inflation Pressure Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Key, Programming . . . . .
Key, Replacement . . . . .
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer)
Keyless Entry System . . .
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Knee Bolster . . . . . . . . .
Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313,318
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14
21
12
45
Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . 117,158,377
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
LATCH
(Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren) . . . . . . . 59
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71,112
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53,166
Anti-Lock Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
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INDEX
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373,374
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Courtesy/Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116,163,383
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113,126
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158,159
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . 164
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117,374,377
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . 158
Limited-Slip Differential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Auto Unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
(LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
INDEX
417
Lug Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
MP3 Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) . . 164,335
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221,230,359
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359,386
Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337,401
Navigation Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Navigation System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338,385
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341,385
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
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INDEX
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340,384
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340,384
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334,335
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLinkt) . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161,228
Overdrive OFF Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125,126
Overhead Travel Information Center . . . . . . . . . . 126
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . 403
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
Parking On Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Pets, Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79,197,199
Phone, Hands-Free (UConnect™) . . . . . . . . 79,197,199
Pickup Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . 257
Port
Universal Serial Bus (USB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Positive Crankcase Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Power
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,29
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . 138
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251,347
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
INDEX
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Programming Transmitters
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Quad Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . 351,353
Radio Broadcast Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Radio, Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198,209
Radio, Satellite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197,199,201
Radio (Sound Systems) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Rear Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
Rear Cargo Area Utility Rails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Rear Convenience Storage Crates . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
419
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Shifting into Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . . . 305
Shifting out of Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . 308
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Release, Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . 205
Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
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Resetting Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55,61
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197,199,201
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35,36,70
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55,57
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,160
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 352,385
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Service and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337,388
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
INDEX
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168,172,184,199
Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Shifting
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
Transfer Case, Shifting into Transfer Case
Neutral (N) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Transfer Case, Shifting out of Transfer Case
Neutral (N) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Shoulder Belt Upper Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117,158,377
Slippery Surfaces, Driving On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Snow Plow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Sound Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
421
Sound Systems (Radio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265,315
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Emergency (Jump Starting) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Engine Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Steering
Column Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251,347
Wheel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound
System Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Storage, Behind the Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Storage Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
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Storage Compartment, Center Seat . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Supplemental Tire Pressure Information . . . . . . . . 270
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
System, Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Taillights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . 158
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Theft System Arming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Theft System Disarming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . 257,270
Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70,261,404
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257,258
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
INDEX
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253,261
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Wheel Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Wheel Nut Torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Torque Converter Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Tow Hooks, Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
423
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Trailer Towing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,224
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225,359
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221,225,359
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359,386
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221,230,359
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Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Transmitter Battery Service
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener
(HomeLinkt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Transmitter Programming
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Trip Odometer Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117,158,374,377
UConnect™ (Hands-Free Phone) . . . . . . . . . . . 79,197
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Unlock, Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
USB Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Utility Rails, Rear Cargo Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258,288
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Warning Lights
(Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Weight Load Carrying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Wheel Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
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Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Wheel Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Wheel Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Wheel Nut Torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Rear Sliding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
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Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118,119,120,349
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119,349
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118,119
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Wrecker Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
YES Essentialst Fabric Cleaning Procedure . . . . . . 365
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INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Ignition Key RemovalLocking Doors With The KeySENTRY KEY Replacement KeysCustomer Key ProgrammingGeneral InformationSTEERING WHEEL LOCK - IF EQUIPPED If You Wish To Manually Lock The Steering WheelTo Release The Steering Wheel LockAutomatic
Transmission Ignition Interlock SystemSECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED To Set the AlarmTo Disarm the SystemILLUMINATED ENTRY Vehicles Equipped With Power Door LocksREMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY To unlock the doorsTo lock the doorsUsing the Panic
AlarmGeneral InformationProgramming Additional TransmittersBattery ReplacementREMOTE STARTING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED DOOR LOCKS Manual Door LocksPower Door LocksChild Protection Door LockWINDOWS Power Windows Auto Down (Drivers Side Only)
Window Lockout SwitchWIND BUFFETINGOCCUPANT RESTRAINTS Lap/Shoulder BeltsAdjustable Upper Shoulder Belt AnchorageAutomatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode - If EquippedCenter Lap BeltsSeat Belt PretensionersEnhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder
System (BeltAlert) Seat Belts and Pregnant WomenSeat Belt ExtenderDriver And Right Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbags Event Data Recorder (EDR)Child RestraintENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS SAFETY TIPS Exhaust System
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The VehicleSafety Checks You Should Make Outside The VehicleUNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE MIRRORS Inside Day/Night MirrorOutside MirrorsExterior Mirrors Folding Feature - If EquippedElectric
Remote-Control MirrorsHANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect) - IF EQUIPPED OperationPhone Call FeaturesUConnect System FeaturesAdvanced Phone ConnectivityThings You Should Know About Your UConnect SystemGeneral InformationSEATS Manual Seat
AdjustmentFront Seats Manual Seat ReclinersManual Lumbar Support Adjustment - If EquippedAdjustable Head Restraints - Front Seating Positions6 - Way Power Seat Adjuster - Drivers Side OnlyExtended Cab/Crew Cab Rear SeatHeated Seats - If EquippedTO OPEN
AND CLOSE THE HOOD LIGHTS Interior Lights Battery SaverHeadlamp DelayHeadlights, Parking Lights, Panel LightsDaytime Running Lights (Canada - Standard and US Fleet Vehicles - If Equipped)Lights-on ReminderFog Lights - If EquippedCARGO Light - If Equipped
Multifunction Control LeverWINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS Windshield Wipers Windshield WashersTILT STEERING COLUMN ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED To ActivateTo Set At A Desired SpeedTo DeactivateTo Resume SpeedTo Vary The
Speed SettingTo Accelerate For PassingOVERHEAD CONSOLE Courtesy/Reading LightsCOMPASS/TEMPERATURE MINI-TRIP COMPUTER US/M ButtonRESET Button Global ResetStep Button Average Fuel Economy (AVG ECO)Distance To Empty (DTE)Trip Odometer
(ODO)Elapsed Time (ET)C/T Button Compass/Temperature DisplayAutomatic Compass CalibrationManual Compass CalibrationTo Put Into a Calibration ModeOutside TemperatureGARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED Programming HomeLinkGate Operator/Canadian
ProgrammingUsing HomeLinkReprogramming a Single HomeLink ButtonSecurityTroubleshooting TipsGeneral InformationELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS Electrical Outlet Use With Engine OFF
(Battery Fed Configuration)FLOOR CONSOLE - IF EQUIPPED Floor Console FeaturesCENTER STORAGE COMPARTMENT - IF EQUIPPED CUP HOLDERS REAR STORAGE - IF EQUIPPED Rear Convenience Storage CratesPlastic Grocery Bag Retainers REAR
WINDOW FEATURES Rear Window Defroster - If EquippedSliding Rear Window - If Equipped TAILGATE Tailgate RemovalTwo Position Tailgate / Upper Load PlatformREAR CARGO AREA UTILITY RAILS SLIDE-IN CAMPERS Camper ApplicationsGeneral Information
Carbon Monoxide Warning Vehicles Equipped With A Cap or Slide-In CampersINSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS INSTRUMENT CLUSTER INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK Clock Setting
ProcedureRADIO GENERAL INFORMATION Radio Broadcast SignalsTwo Types of SignalsElectrical DisturbancesAM ReceptionFM ReceptionSALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK) Operating Instructions - Radio ModeOperation
Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio PlayNotes On Playing MP3 FilesLIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)SALES CODE REQ - AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6-DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK) Operating
Instructions - Radio ModeOperation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)Notes On Playing MP3/WMA FilesLIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)SALES CODE RER - MULTIMEDIA
SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED Operating Instructions - Satellite RadioOperating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) (If Equipped)Clock Setting ProcedureSATELLITE RADIO (RSC) - IF EQUIPPED (RER/REQ/REN RADIOS ONLY) System ActivationElectronic
Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ENS/SID)Selecting Satellite ModeSatellite AntennaReception QualityOperating Instructions - Satellite ModeOperating Instructions - Hands Free Phone (If Equipped)Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES) (If
Equipped)REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED Radio OperationCD PlayerCOMPACT DISC MAINTENANCE SOUND BOX OPERATION RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES CLIMATE CONTROLS Air Conditioning And Heater Operating
TipsOperation Tips Chart STARTING AND OPERATING STARTING PROCEDURES Manual TransmissionAutomatic TransmissionNormal StartingIf Engine Fails To StartAfter StartingEngine Block Heater - If Equipped AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Brake/Transmission
Interlock SystemAutomatic TransmissionMANUAL TRANSMISSION Recommended Shift SpeedsDownshiftingFOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION NV233/243 GII Transfer Case Operating Information/PrecautionsShifting Procedure - NV233/243 Transfer Case NV 244
Generation II Transfer Case Operating Information / PrecautionsShifting Procedure - NV 244 Generation II Transfer Case LIMITED-SLIP REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL - IF EQUIPPED DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES DRIVING THROUGH WATER Flowing/Rising Water
Shallow Standing WaterPARKING BRAKE BRAKE SYSTEM Rear Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System - If EquippedFour-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake SystemPOWER STEERING TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION Tire Markings Tire Identification Number (TIN)Tire Loading and Tire
PressureTIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION Tire PressureTire Inflation PressuresRadial-Ply TiresCompact Spare Tire - If EquippedLimited Use Spare - If EquippedTire SpinningTread Wear IndicatorsLife of TireReplacement TiresAlignment And BalanceSUPPLEMENTAL
TIRE PRESSURE
INFORMATION - IF EQUIPPED TIRE CHAINS SNOW TIRES TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) - IF EQUIPPED Base System - If EquippedGeneral InformationFUEL REQUIREMENTS Reformulated Gasoline
Gasoline/Oxygenate BlendsMMT In GasolineMaterials Added To FuelFuel System CautionsCarbon Monoxide WarningsADDING FUEL Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)FLEXIBLE FUEL - IF EQUIPPED E-85 General InformationETHANOL FUEL (E-85)Fuel RequirementsSelection
Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) and Gasoline VehiclesStartingCruising RangeReplacement PartsMaintenanceVEHICLE LOADING Certification LabelCurb WeightLoadingTRAILER TOWING Common Towing DefinitionsTrailer Hitch ClassificationTrailer Towing
Weights
(Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)Trailer and Tongue WeightTowing RequirementsTowing TipsSNOWPLOW Snowplow UsageRECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.) Recreational Towing 2WD ModelsRecreational Towing 4WD ModelsEQUIPMENT
IDENTIFICATION PLATE WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES HAZARD WARNING FLASHER ADDING FUEL CHANGING A FLAT TIRE Jack LocationRemoving The Spare TireTire Changing ProcedureJUMP STARTING FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE EMERGENCY TOW
HOOKS - IF EQUIPPED TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE Four-Wheel Drive VehiclesTwo-Wheel Drive VehiclesMAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 3.7L ENGINE COMPARTMENT 4.7L ENGINE COMPARTMENT ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - OBD II Loose Fuel Filler
Cap MessageEMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS REPLACEMENT PARTS DEALER SERVICE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES Engine OilEngine Oil FilterDrive Belts - Check Condition and TensionSpark PlugsEngine Air Cleaner FilterEngine
Fuel FilterCatalytic ConverterMaintenance Free BatteryAir Conditioner MaintenancePower Steering - Fluid CheckFront Suspension Ball JointsDrive Shaft Constant Velocity JointsBody LubricationWindshield Wiper BladesWindshield WashersExhaust SystemCooling System
Emission Related ComponentsBrake SystemClutch Hydraulic SystemManual TransmissionAutomatic TransmissionTransfer CaseAxlesAppearance Care and Protection from CorrosionFUSES (POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER) VEHICLE STORAGE REPLACEMENT
LIGHT BULBS BULB REPLACEMENT Headlight (Halogen)/Front Park and Turn LightsRear Side Marker, Taillamps/Stoplamp, and Turn Signal Bulbs - ReplacementCenter High-Mounted Stoplamp And Cargo LampLicense LampsFog LampsFLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS EngineChassisMAINTENANCE SCHEDULES EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Required Maintenance IntervalsIF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE SUGGESTIONS FOR
OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE Prepare For The AppointmentPrepare A ListBe Reasonable With RequestsIF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only) MOPAR PARTS REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS In Canada
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES TreadwearTraction GradesTemperature GradesINDEX
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