Chrysler Journey Owner`s manual

Chrysler Journey Owner`s manual
2013
OWNER’S MANUAL
Journey
VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name
Chrysler Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the
name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood
alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are
drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking
driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of
features and equipment that are either standard or optional
on this vehicle. This manual may also include a description
of features and equipment that are no longer available or
were not ordered on this vehicle. Please disregard any
features and equipment described in this manual that are
not on this vehicle.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes in
design and specifications, and/or make additions to or
improvements to its products without imposing any obligation upon itself to install them on products previously
manufactured.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your
perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower,
and your judgment is impaired when you have been
drinking. Never drink and then drive.
Copyright © 2012 Chrysler Group LLC
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 491
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 517
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 579
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 587
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 597
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INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
䡵 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 䡵 VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER . . . . . . . .6
䡵 HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 䡵 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS . . . .7
䡵 WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
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4 INTRODUCTION
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained techCongratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group
nicians and genuine MOPAR威 parts, and cares about
LLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision
your satisfaction.
workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all
essentials that are traditional to our vehicles.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
INTRODUCTION
This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint
you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle.
It is supplemented by Warranty Information, and various
customer-oriented documents. Please take the time to
read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the
items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and
illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment.
The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
contains a complete listing of all subjects.
NOTE: After reviewing the owner information, it Consult the following table for a description of the
should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referenc- symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
ing and remain with the vehicle when sold.
this Owner’s Manual:
INTRODUCTION 5
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6 INTRODUCTION
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This Owners Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in a collision or
bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you
do not read this entire Owners Manual, you may miss
important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is on the left
front corner of the instrument panel and is visible from
outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This
number also appears stamped on the right front door sill
under the sill moulding and printed on the Automobile
Information Disclosure Label affixed to a window on
your vehicle, the vehicle registration and title.
VIN Location
INTRODUCTION 7
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to a collision resulting in serious injury or
death.
Stamped VIN Location
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CONTENTS
䡵 A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 䡵 VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . .
▫ Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Ignition Or Accessory On Message . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . .
䡵 SENTRY KEY威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
▫ Security System Manual Override .
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
䡵 ILLUMINATED ENTRY . . . . . . . . .
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
䡵 REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) .
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
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▫ To Lock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . .23
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▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 䡵 WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters. . . . . . . .24
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .24
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 䡵 LIFTGATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
䡵 REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM —
䡵 OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . .
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
䡵 DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions .
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
(ALR) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Child-Protection Door Lock System —
Rear Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
䡵 KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
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▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
▫ Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) . . .56
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▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . .61
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) —
Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
▫ Advanced Front Air Bag Features . . . . . . . . . . .65
▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . .69
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
▫ Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
䡵 ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS . . .102
䡵 SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
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The Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) has four operating
positions, three of which are labeled and will illuminate
Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system
when in position. The three positions are OFF, ACC, and
consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
ON/RUN. The fourth position is START, during start
transmitter and a Keyless Ignition Node (KIN).
RUN will illuminate.
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Feature
NOTE: In case the ignition switch does not change with
This vehicle is equipped with the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ the push of a button, the RKE transmitter (Key Fob) may
feature, refer to “Starting Procedure” in “Starting And have a low or dead battery. In this situation a back up
Operating” for further information.
method can be used to operate the ignition switch. Put
the nose side (side opposite of the emergency key) of the
Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)
Key Fob against the ENGINE START/STOP button and
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition push to operate the ignition switch.
switch with the push of a button, as long as the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is in the passenger
compartment.
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 13
Key Fob
The Key Fob also contains the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in
the rear of the Key Fob.
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle
should the battery in the vehicle or the Key Fob go dead.
The emergency key is also for locking the glove box. You
can keep the emergency key with you when valet parking.
Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)
1 — OFF
2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)
3 — ON/RUN
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To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch Ignition Or Accessory On Message
on the back of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb Opening the driver’s door when the ignition is in ACC or
and then pull the key out with your other hand.
ON (engine not running), a chime will sound to remind
you to cycle the ignition to OFF. In addition to the chime,
the ignition or accessory on message will display in the
cluster.
NOTE: With the Uconnect Touch™ system, the power
window switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped),
and power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes
after the ignition is cycled to the OFF position. Opening
either front door will cancel this feature. The time for this
feature is programmable. Refer to “Uconnect Touch™
Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
Emergency Key Removal
NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key
into the lock cylinders with either side up.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking
brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and remove the Key Fob from the ignition. When leaving
the vehicle, always lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, and
do not leave Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or
ON/RUN mode. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove the Key Fob from vehicle, cycle the ignition
OFF and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle
unattended.
SENTRY KEY姞
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer system prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
(Continued)
or unlocked.
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The system uses a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter, a Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) and a
RF receiver to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation.
Therefore, only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle.
After cycling the ignition to the ON/RUN position, the
Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three seconds for a
bulb check. If the light remains on after the bulb check, it
indicates that there is a problem with the electronics. In
addition, if the light begins to flash after the bulb check,
it indicates that someone used an invalid Key Fob to start
the engine. Either of these conditions will result in the
engine being shut off after two seconds.
CAUTION!
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer system is not compatible with some after-market remote starting systems.
Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting
problems and loss of security protection.
All of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
Replacement Keys
NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the
vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it
If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10
seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics. Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon
as possible by an authorized dealer.
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CAUTION!
Always remove the Key Fobs from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
required for authorized dealer replacement of Key Fobs.
Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an authorized dealer, this procedure consists of programming a
blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key Fob
is one that has never been programmed.
NOTE:
• If a programmed Key Fob is lost, see your authorized
dealer to have all remaining Key Fobs erased from the
system’s memory. This will prevent the lost Key Fobs
from starting your vehicle. The remaining Keys Fobs
must then be reprogrammed.
Customer Key Programming
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
performed at an authorized dealer.
General Information
The Sentry Key威 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.
• When having the Sentry Key威 Immobilizer System
serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an autho- • This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause underized dealer.
sired operation.
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VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
To Arm The System
The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors
and liftgate for unauthorized entry and the Keyless
Enter-N-Go™ Start/Stop button for unauthorized operation. While the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, interior
switches for door locks are disabled. If something triggers the alarm, the Vehicle Security Alarm will provide
the following audible and visible signals: the horn will
pulse, the headlights will turn on, the park lamps and/or
turn signals will flash, and the Vehicle Security Light in
the instrument cluster will flash.
Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security Alarm:
Rearming Of The System
1. Remove the key from the ignition system (refer to
⬙Starting Procedures⬙ in ⬙Starting And Operating⬙ for
further information).
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
make sure the vehicle ignition system is ⬙OFF⬙.
• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
make sure the vehicle ignition system is ⬙OFF⬙ and the
key is physically removed from the ignition.
2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the
vehicle:
If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn the horn • Press LOCK on the interior power door lock switch
off after 3 minutes, turn all of the visual signals off after with the driver and/or passenger door open.
15 additional minutes, and then the Vehicle Security
• Press the LOCK button on the exterior Passive Entry
Alarm will rearm itself.
Door Handle with a valid Key Fob available in the same
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exterior zone (refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go™⬙ in ⬙Things • Cycle the vehicle ignition system out of the OFF
position.
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for further information).
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
press the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Start/Stop button
• Press the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry
(requires at least one valid Key Fob in the vehicle).
(RKE) transmitter.
• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N3. If any doors are open, close them.
Go™, insert a valid key into the ignition switch and
turn the key to the ON position.
To Disarm The System
The Vehicle Security Alarm can be disarmed using any of NOTE:
the following methods:
• The driver’s door key cylinder and the liftgate button
• Press the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless
on the RKE transmitter cannot arm or disarm the
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
Vehicle Security Alarm.
• Grasp the Passive Entry Unlock Door Handle with a • When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior
valid Key Fob within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the passive entry
power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.
door handle (if equipped, refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-NGo™⬙ in ⬙Things To Know Before Starting Your Ve- The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
hicle⬙ for further information).
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system will give you a false alarm. If one of the previously described arming sequences has occurred, the
Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of whether
you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle
and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs,
disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery
becomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security Alarm will
remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the
exterior lights will flash, the horn will sound. If this
occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
Security System Manual Override
The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the
doors using the manual door lock plunger.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock the
doors or open any door or liftgate.
Tamper Alert
This feature also turns on the approach lighting in the
outside mirrors (if equipped). Refer to “Mirrors” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
If something has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in
your absence, the horn will sound three times and the
exterior lights will blink three times when you disarm the
Vehicle Security Alarm. Check the vehicle for tampering.
The interior lights will fade to off after approximately 30
seconds or they will immediately fade to off once the
ignition is cycled to the ON/RUN position from the OFF
position.
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NOTE: Driving at speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above
disables the system from responding to all RKE transmit• The front courtesy overhead console and door courter buttons for all RKE transmitters.
tesy lights will turn on if the dimmer control is in the
⬙Dome ON⬙ position (extreme top position).
NOTE:
• The Illuminated Entry system will not operate if the
dimmer control is in the “Dome defeat” position
(extreme bottom position).
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
The RKE system allows you to lock or unlock the doors,
open the liftgate, or activate the Panic Alarm from
distances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a
hand-held Key Fob with RKE transmitter. The RKE
transmitter does not need to be pointed at the vehicle to
activate the system.
Key Fob With RKE Transmitter
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To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
Flash Lights With Remote Key
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door or twice
within five seconds to unlock all doors and liftgate. The
turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock
signal. The illuminated entry system will also turn on.
This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when
the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change
the current setting, refer to “Uconnect Touch™ Settings”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to
“Keyless Enter-N-Go™” under “Things To Know Before Turn Headlights On With Remote Key Unlock
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors 1st
when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter.
Press
The time for this feature is programmable on vehicles
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either equipped through Uconnect Touch™. To change the
the driver’s door or all doors on the first press of the current setting, refer to “Uconnect Touch™ Settings” in
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further incurrent setting, refer to “Uconnect Touch™ Settings” in formation.
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, the
headlights will turn on, the park lights will flash, the
Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmithorn will pulse on and off, and the interior lights will
ter to lock all doors and liftgate. The turn signal lights
turn on.
will flash and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the
The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
signal.
you turn it off by either pressing the PANIC button a
If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to
second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 15 mph
“Keyless Enter-N-Go™” under “Things To Know Before
(24 km/h) or greater.
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
NOTE:
Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors • The interior lights will turn off if you cycle the ignition
switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while the
are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be
Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights
turned on or turned off. To change the current setting,
and horn will remain on.
refer to “Uconnect Touch™ Settings” in “Understanding
To Lock The Doors And Liftgate
• You may need to be less than 35 ft (11 m) from the
vehicle when using the RKE transmitter to turn off the
Using The Panic Alarm
Panic Alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted
To turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, press and hold
by the system.
the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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2. Insert the tip of the emergency key or a #2 flat blade
screwdriver into the slot and gently pry the two halves
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
of the RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage
performed at an authorized dealer.
the seal during removal.
Transmitter Battery Replacement
Programming Additional Transmitters
The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
battery.
NOTE:
• Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
• Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back
housing or the printed circuit board.
1. Remove the emergency key by sliding the mechanical
latch on the back of the RKE transmitter sideways
with your thumb and then pull the key out with your
other hand.
Separating RKE Transmitter Case
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3. Remove the battery by turning the back cover over
(battery facing downward) and tapping it lightly on a
solid surface such as a table or similar, then replace the
battery. When replacing the battery, match the + sign
on the battery to the + sign on the inside of the battery
clip, located on the back cover. Avoid touching the
new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it
with rubbing alcohol.
• This device must accept any interference 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 RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
distance, check for these two conditions:
4. To assemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two 1. A weak battery in the RKE transmitter. The expected
life of the battery is a minimum of three years.
halves together.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
radios.
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
General Information
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
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REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
• Doors closed
• Hood closed
This system uses the Key Fob with Remote
• Liftgate closed
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to start the
engine conveniently from outside the vehicle • HAZARD switch off
while still maintaining security. The system has
• BRAKE switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
a range of approximately 300 ft (91 m).
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
NOTE:
• RKE PANIC button not pressed.
• The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic
transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
• System not disabled from previous remote start event
• Obstructions between the vehicle and the Key Fob may • Vehicle theft alarm not active
reduce this range.
• Ignition in OFF position
How To Use Remote Start
All of the following conditions must be met before the
engine will remote start:
• Shift lever in PARK
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WARNING!
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or
confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon
Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious injury or death when inhaled.
• Keep Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters
away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls
could cause serious injury or death.
• Remote Start Aborted — Hood Ajar
• Remote Start Aborted — Fuel Low
• Remote Start Aborted — L/Gate Ajar
• Remote Start Disabled — Start Vehicle To Reset
The EVIC message stays active until the ignition is cycled
to the ON/RUN position.
To Enter Remote Start Mode
Press and release the REMOTE START button
on the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds. The vehicle doors will lock, the parking
lights will flash and the horn will chirp twice (if
The following messages will display in the EVIC if the
programmed).
Then, the engine will start and the vehicle
vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start premawill
remain
in
the Remote Start mode for a 15-minute
turely:
cycle.
• Remote Start Aborted — Door Ajar
Remote Start Abort Message On Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped
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NOTE: To avoid unintentional shutdowns, the system
will disable the one time press of the REMOTE START
• If an engine fault is present or fuel level is low, the
button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote
vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds.
Start request.
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
Remote Start mode.
Before the end of 15 minute cycle, press and release the
• For security, power window and power sunroof op- UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock the
eration (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
in the Remote Start mode.
equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15 minute cycle,
• The engine can be started two consecutive times (two press and release the START/STOP button.
15-minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However, NOTE: The message “Push Start Button” will display in
the ignition must be cycled to the RUN position before the EVIC until you push the START button.
you can repeat the start sequence for a third cycle.
Remote Start Comfort Systems — If Equipped
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
When remote start is activated, the driver heated seat
Vehicle
feature will automatically turn on in cold weather. This
Press and release the REMOTE START button one time or
feature will stay on through the duration of remote start or
allow the engine to run for the entire 15 minute cycle.
until the ignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN position.
NOTE:
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The Remote Start Comfort System can be activated and
deactivated through the Uconnect Touch™ system. For
more information on Remote Start Comfort System operation refer to “Uconnect Touch™ system/Uconnect
Touch™ Settings — Customer Programmable Features”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”.
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DOOR LOCKS
Manual Door Locks
To lock each door, push the door lock knob on each door
trim panel downward. To unlock the front doors, pull the
inside door handle to the first detent. To unlock the rear
Manual Door Lock Knob
doors, pull the door lock knob on the door trim panel If the door lock knob is down when you shut the door,
upward.
the door will lock. Therefore, make sure the Key Fob is
not inside the vehicle before closing the door.
NOTE: The manual door locks will not lock or unlock
the liftgate.
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WARNING!
• For personal security and safety in the event of a
collision, lock the vehicle doors before you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob from the vehicle and lock your vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries or death.
• 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. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever. Do not leave the Key Fob in or
near the vehicle, and do not leave the ignition in
the in the ACC or RUN position. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
Power Door Locks
A power door lock switch is on each front door trim
panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors and
liftgate.
Power Door Lock Switch Location
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The doors can also be locked and unlocked with the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry) system. For further The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with
information, refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things power door locks if:
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is enIf you press the power door lock switch while the Key
abled.
Fob is in the vehicle, and any front door is open, the
power locks will not operate. This prevents you from 2. The transmission was in gear and the vehicle speed
returned to 0 mph (0 km/h).
accidentally locking the Key Fob in the vehicle. Removing the Key Fob or closing the door will allow the locks to
3. The transmission is in NEUTRAL or PARK.
operate. If a door is open, and the ignition is in the LOCK
or ACC position, a chime will sound as a reminder to 4. Any vehicle door is opened.
remove the Key Fob.
5. The doors were not previously unlocked.
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
6. The vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h).
When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically
when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). The To change the current setting, refer to “Uconnect Touch™
auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by your Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
authorized dealer . Please see your authorized dealer for further information.
service.
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NOTE: Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature
in accordance with local laws.
Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear
Doors
To provide a safer environment for small children riding
in the rear seats, the rear doors are equipped with a
Child-Protection Door Lock system.
To Engage The Child-Protection Door Lock System
1. Open the rear door.
2. Insert the tip of the emergency key (or alike) into the
child lock control and rotate it to the LOCK position.
Child-Protection Door Lock Location
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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. Failure to follow this warning may result in
serious injury or death.
NOTE:
Child-Protection Door Lock Function
• After engaging the Child-Protection Door Lock system, always test the door from the inside to make
certain it is in the desired position.
• For emergency exit with the system engaged, move the
lock knob up to the UNLOCK position, roll down the
NOTE: When the Child-Protection Door Lock system is
window, and open the door with the outside door
engaged, the door can be opened only by using the
handle.
outside door handle even though the inside door lock is
in the unlocked position.
3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for the opposite rear door.
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To Disengage The Child-Protection Door Lock
System
1. Open the rear door.
3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for the opposite rear door.
NOTE: After disengaging the Child-Protection Door
Lock system, always test the door from the inside to
make certain it is in the desired position.
2. Insert the tip of the emergency key (or alike) into the
child lock control and rotate it to the UNLOCK position. KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™
The Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the
vehicle’s Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system and a
feature of Keyless Enter-N-Go™. This feature allows you
to lock and unlock the vehicle’s door(s) without having to
press the RKE transmitter lock or unlock buttons.
NOTE:
• Passive Entry may be programmed ON/OFF; refer to
“Uconnect Touch™ Settings” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
Child-Protection Door Lock Function
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• If wearing gloves on your hands, or if it has been
raining on the Passive Entry door handle, the unlock
sensitivity can be affected, resulting in a slower response time.
• If the vehicle is unlocked by the RKE transmitter or
Passive Entry and no door goes ajar within 60 seconds,
the vehicle will re-lock and if equipped will arm the
theft alarm.
To Unlock From The Driver’s Side:
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the driver’s door handle, grab the driver’s front
Grabbing The Driver’s Door Handle
door handle to unlock the driver’s door automatically.
NOTE: If “Unlock All Doors 1st Press” is programmed
The interior door panel lock knob will raise when the
all doors will unlock when you grab hold of the driver’s
door is unlocked.
front door handle. To select between “Unlock Driver
Door 1st Press” and “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”, refer to
“Uconnect Touch™ Settings” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
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To Unlock From The Passenger Side:
To Enter The Liftgate
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the passenger door handle, grab the front
passenger door handle to unlock all four doors and the
liftgate automatically.
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 3 ft
(1.0 m) of the liftgate, press the button underneath the left
side of the accent bar, which is located on the liftgate
below the glass, to lock or unlock the vehicle.
NOTE: All doors and the liftgate will unlock when the
front passenger door handle is grabbed regardless of the
driver’s door unlock preference setting (“Unlock Driver
Door 1st Press” or “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”).
Liftgate Unlock/Lock Button
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Preventing Inadvertent Locking Of Passive Entry RKE To Lock The Vehicle’s Doors
Transmitter In Vehicle
The front door handles have LOCK buttons located on
To minimize the possibility of unintentionally locking a the outside of the handles.
Passive Entry RKE transmitter inside your vehicle, the
Passive Entry system is equipped with an automatic door
unlock feature which will function if the ignition switch
is in the OFF position.
If one of the vehicle doors is open and the door panel
switch is used to lock the vehicle, once all open doors
have been closed the vehicle checks the inside and
outside of the vehicle for any valid Passive Entry RKE
transmitters. If one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE
transmitters is detected inside the vehicle, and no other
valid Passive Entry RKE transmitters are detected outside the vehicle, the Passive Entry System automatically
unlocks all vehicle doors and chirps the horn three times
(on the third attempt ALL doors will lock and the Passive
Entry RKE transmitter can be locked in the vehicle).
Outside Door Handle Lock Button
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With one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters • If Passive Entry is disabled using Uconnect Touch™
within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the driver or passenger front door
System, the key protection described in ⬙Preventing
Inadvertent Locking of Passive Entry RKE Transmitter
handle, press the door handle LOCK button to lock all
in Vehicle⬙ remains active/functional.
four doors and the liftgate.
NOTE:
• The Passive Entry system will not operate if the RKE
transmitter battery is dead.
• After pressing the door handle LOCK button, you
must wait two seconds before you can lock or unlock The vehicle doors can also be locked by using the RKE
the doors, using either Passive Entry door handle. This transmitter lock button or the lock button located on the
is done to allow you to check if the vehicle is locked by vehicle’s interior door panel.
pulling the door handle, without the vehicle reacting
and unlocking.
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There are single window controls on each passenger door
trim panel, which operate the passenger door windows.
Power Windows
The window controls will operate when the ignition is in
The window controls on the driver’s door trim panel the ON/RUN or ACC position.
control all of the door windows.
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with the Uconnect
Touch™, the power window switches will remain active
for up to 10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to the OFF
position. Opening either front door will cancel this
feature. The time is programmable. Refer to “Uconnect
Touch™ Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
WINDOWS
WARNING!
Power Window Switches
Never leave children in a vehicle with the Key Fob.
Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the windows while operating the
power window switches. Such entrapment may result in serious injury or death.
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Auto-Down Feature
To stop the window from going all the way up during the
Auto-up operation, push down on the switch briefly.
The driver’s power window switch has an Auto-down
feature. Press the window switch past the first detent, To close the window part way, pull the window switch
release, and the window will go down automatically.
up to the first detent and release it when you want the
window to stop.
To open the window part way, press the window switch
to the first detent and release it when you want the NOTE:
window to stop.
• If the window runs into any obstacle during AutoTo stop the window from going all the way down during
closure, it will reverse direction and then go back
the Auto-down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
down. Remove the obstacle and use the window
switch again to close the window.
Auto-Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection
(for versions/markets, where provided)
• Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger
the auto-reverse function unexpectedly during autoOn some models, the driver’s and front passenger’s
closure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the
power window switch has an Auto-up feature. Pull the
first detent and hold to close window manually.
window switch up to the second detent, release, and the
window will go up automatically.
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WARNING!
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. To avoid personal injury, be sure to
clear your arms, hands, fingers, and objects from the
window path before closing the window. Such entrapment may result in serious injury.
Reset
It may be necessary at some point in time to reactivate the
Auto Up feature. To do so, perform the following procedure:
1. Pull the window switch up to close the window
completely and continue to hold the switch up for an
additional two seconds after the window is closed.
2. Push the window switch down firmly to the second
detent to open the window completely and continue
to hold the switch down for an additional two seconds
after the window is fully open.
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Window Lockout Switch
The window lockout switch on the driver’s door trim
panel allows you to disable the window control on the
rear passenger doors. To disable the window controls,
press and release the window lockout button (setting it in
the down position). To enable the window controls, press
and release the window lockout button again (setting it in
the up position).
Window Lockout 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 the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
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open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, then open the front and rear
windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the
buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting.
NOTE: The liftgate cannot be unlocked or locked with
the manual door lock plungers on the door trim panels or
the door lock cylinder on the driver’s door.
To open the unlocked liftgate, squeeze the handle and
pull the liftgate toward you. Gas props will raise and
support the liftgate in the open position.
LIFTGATE
The liftgate can be unlocked or locked pressing the
UNLOCK or LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter, the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive
Entry) or by activating the power door lock switch
located on either front door trim panel.
For further information on Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry), refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
Liftgate Release
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NOTE: Because the gas pressure drops with tempera- OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
ture, it may be necessary to assist the props when Some of the most important safety features in your
opening the liftgate in cold weather.
vehicle are the restraint systems:
WARNING!
• Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous
exhaust gases into your vehicle. These fumes could
injure you and your passengers. Keep the liftgate
closed when you are operating the vehicle.
• If you are required to drive with the liftgate open,
make sure that all windows are closed, and the
blower switch on the climate control is set at high
speed. Do not use the recirculation mode.
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for all seating
positions
• Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front
passenger
• Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) located
on top of the front seats (integrated into the head
restraint)
• Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
that span the front, second, and third row seating for
the driver and passengers seated next to a window
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
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• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
wheel
for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
• Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants
infant and child restraint systems. For more information
• Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners that may on LATCH, refer to Lower Anchors and Tether for
enhance occupant protection by managing occupant CHildren (LATCH).
energy during an impact event
NOTE: The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage
• All seat belt systems (except the driver’s and second inflator design. This allows the air bag to have different
row center) include Automatic Locking Retractors rates of inflation based on several factors, including the
(ALRs) or a cinching latch plate, or both, which lock severity and type of collision.
the seat belt webbing into position by extending the
belt all the way out and then adjusting the belt to the
desired length to restrain a child seat or secure a large
item in a seat — if equipped
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.
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Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under
risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
their arm.
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride If a child from 1 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child
seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat
buckled up in a rear seat.
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
(Refer to “Child Restraints”)
WARNING!
Infants in rear facing child restraints should never
ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger
Advanced Front Air Bag. An air bag deployment can
cause severe injury or death to infants in that position.
You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
2. All occupants should always wear their lap and
shoulder belts properly.
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be
Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat
moved back as far as practical to allow the Advanced
belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be
Front Air Bags room to inflate.
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or belt4. Do not lean against the door or window. If your
positioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
vehicle has side air bags, and deployment occurs, the
child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
side air bags will inflate forcefully into the space
ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow
between you and the door.
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5. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
under ⴖIf You Need Assistanceⴖ.
WARNING!
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
air bags.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during Advanced Front Air Bag deployment
could cause serious injury, including death. Air
Bags need room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably
extending your arms to reach the steering wheel or
instrument panel.
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) and Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
also need room to inflate. Do not lean against the
door or window. Sit upright in the center of the
seat.
• In 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.
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Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even lock and reduce your risk of striking the inside of the
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver vehicle or being thrown out.
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen
far away from home or on your own street.
WARNING!
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of
ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All seating positions in your vehicle are equipped with
combination lap/shoulder belts.
The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during
very sudden stops or impacts. This feature allows the
shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under
normal conditions. However, in an collision, the belt will
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of a collision best.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear
your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers
safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in a collision, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
2. The seat belt latch plate is located on the pillar near the
back of your seat. Grasp the latch plate and pull out
the belt. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as
necessary to make the belt go around your lap.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the front seat.
Pulling Out Lap/Shoulder Belt
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3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
WARNING!
• A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will
not protect you properly. The lap portion could ride
too high on your body, possibly causing internal
injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle
nearest you.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you properly. In a sudden stop, you could move too far
forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear
your seat belt snugly.
(Continued)
Connecting Latch Plate To Buckle
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WARNING! (Continued)
• A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the
vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck
injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder
bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that
your strongest bones will take the force in a collision.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during a collision. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull
up a bit on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if
it is too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap
belt. A snug belt reduces the risk of sliding under the
belt in a collision.
Removing Slack From Belt
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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 may not protect you properly. In a
collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt
is straight. If you can’t straighten a belt in your
vehicle, take it to your authorized dealer immediately and have it fixed.
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will withdraw any slack in the belt.
6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate down the
webbing to allow the belt to retract fully.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.).
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the driver’s seat and front passenger’s seat, the shoulder belt can be adjusted upward or downward to position the belt away from your neck. Push and fully
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depress the button above the webbing to release the you will prefer a higher position. When you release the
anchorage, then move it up or down to the position that anchorage try to move it up and down to make sure that
it is locked in position.
fits you best.
In the rear seat, move toward the center of the seat to
position the belt away from your neck.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/
shoulder belt.
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the
anchor point.
Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt
2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate,
grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create
a fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.
As a guide, if you are shorter than average you will 3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of
prefer a lower position and if you are taller than average
the latch plate.
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4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the If the passenger seating position is equipped with an
folded webbing.
ALR and is being used for normal usage:
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped an Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) or a
cinching latch plate which are used to secure a child
restraint system. For additional information, refer to
“Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt”
under the “Child Restraints” section. The chart below
defines the type of feature for each seating position.
First Row
Second Row
Third Row
Driver
N/A
ALR
ALR
Center
N/A
Cinch
N/A
• N/A — Not Applicable
• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
Passenger
ALR
ALR
ALR
Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably
wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not
activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a
ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing
to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull
out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfortably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click.⬙
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
Equipped
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically prelocked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in
the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is available on all passenger-seating positions with a combination lap/shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode
anytime a child safety seat is installed in a seating
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position that has a belt with this feature. Children 12
years old and under should always be properly restrained in the rear seat.
How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
the entire belt is extracted.
WARNING!
• The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced if
the seat belt assembly Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) feature or any other seat belt function is not
working properly when checked according to the
procedures in the Service Manual.
• Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly
could increase the risk of injury in collisions.
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is Energy Management Feature
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy
Management feature in the front seating positions to help
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it collision.
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking
Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is
designed to release webbing in a controlled manner. This
locking mode.
feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on
the occupant’s chest.
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Seat Belt Pretensioners
Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR)
The seat belts for both front seating positions are
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision.
These devices may improve the performance of the seat
belt by assuring that the belt is tight about the occupant
early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occupants, including those in child restraints.
These head restraints are passive, deployable components, and vehicles with this equipment cannot be readily
identified by any markings, only through visual inspection of the head restraint. The head restraint will be split
in two halves, with the front half being soft foam and
trim, the back half being decorative plastic.
How The Active Head Restraints (AHR) Work
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be whether the severity, or type of rear impact will require
worn snugly and positioned properly.
the Active Head Restraints (AHR) to deploy. If a rear
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Re- impact requires deployment, both the driver and front
straint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the preten- passenger seat AHRs will be deployed.
sioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or
a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
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When AHRs deploy during a rear impact, the front half
of the head restraint extends forward to minimize the gap
between the back of the occupant’s head and the AHR.
This system is designed to help prevent or reduce the
extent of injuries to the driver and front passenger in
certain types of rear impacts.
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NOTE: The Active Head Restraints (AHR) may or may
not deploy in the event of a front or side impact.
However if during a front impact, a secondary rear
impact occurs, the AHR may deploy based on the severity and type of the impact.
Active Head Restraint (AHR) Components
1 — Head Restraint Front Half
(Soft Foam and Trim)
2 — Seatback
3 — Head Restraint Back Half
(Decorative Plastic Rear Cover)
4 — Head Restraint Guide
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CAUTION!
1. Grasp the deployed AHR from the rear seat.
All occupants, including the driver, should not operate a vehicle or sit in a vehicle’s seat until the head
restraints are placed in their proper positions in order
to minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a
collision.
NOTE: For more information on properly adjusting and
positioning the head restraint, refer to “Adjusting Active
Head Restraints” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle”.
Resetting Active Head Restraints (AHR)
Hand Positioning Points On AHR
If the Active Head Restraints are triggered in a collision, 2. Position the hands on the top of the deployed AHR at
you must reset the head restraint on the driver’s and
a comfortable position.
front passenger seat. You can recognize when the Active
Head Restraint has been triggered by the fact that they 3. Pull down then rearward towards the rear of the
vehicle then down to engage the locking mechanism.
have moved forward (as shown in step three of the
resetting procedure).
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2
1 — Downward Movement
2 — Rearward Movement
3 — Final Downward Movement To Engage Locking Mechanism
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4. The AHR front soft foam and trim half should lock • For safety reasons, have the Active Head Restraints
into the back decorative plastic half.
checked by a qualified specialist at an authorized
dealer.
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert姞)
BeltAlert威 is a feature intended to remind the driver and
front passenger (if equipped with front passenger
BeltAlert威) to fasten their seat belts. The feature is active
whenever the ignition is on. If the driver or front seat
passenger is unbelted, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will
turn on and remain on until both front seat belts are
fastened.
The BeltAlert威 warning sequence begins after the vehicle
speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h), by blinking the Seat Belt
NOTE:
Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime.
• If you have difficulties or problems resetting the Active Once the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire
duration or until the respective seatbelts are fastened.
Head Restraints, see an authorized dealer.
After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder
AHR In Reset Position
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Light remains illuminated until the respective seat belts
are fastened. The driver should instruct all other occupants to fasten their seat belts. If a front seat belt is
unbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than 5 mph
(8 km/h), BeltAlert威 will provide both audio and visual
notification.
The front passenger seat BeltAlert威 is not active when the
front passenger seat is unoccupied. BeltAlert威 may be
triggered when an animal or heavy object is on the front
passenger seat or when the seat is folded flat (if
equipped). It is recommended that pets be restrained in
the rear seat in pet harnesses or pet carriers that are
secured by seat belts, and cargo is properly stowed.
BeltAlert威 can be enabled or disabled by your authorized
dealer. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend deactivating BeltAlert威.
NOTE: Although BeltAlert威 has been deactivated, the
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate
while the driver’s or front passenger (if equipped with
BeltAlert威) seat belt remains unfastened.
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is a collision.
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Seat Belt Extender
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
If a seat belt is too short even when fully extended and
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
long enough. When it is not required, remove the extender and store it.
This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the
driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air
Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the air bag covers.
In addition, the vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental
Driver Side Knee Air Bag mounted in the instrument
panel below the steering column.
WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use
when the seat belt is not long enough when it is worn
low and snug and in the recommended seating positions. Remove and store the extender when not
needed.
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NOTE: The Driver and Front Passenger Advanced Front
Air Bags are certified to the new Federal regulations for
Advanced Air Bags.
The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage inflator
design. This allows the air bag to have different rates of
inflation based on several factors, including the severity
and type of collision.
This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the
inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon
seat position.
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
1 — Driver And Passenger
Advanced Front Air Bags
3 — Supplemental Driver Side
Knee Air Bag
2 — Knee Bolster
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether
the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The
seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the
Advanced Front Air Bags.
This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Side Air Bag
Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the driver, front,
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and rear passengers sitting next to a window. The SABIC • Air Bag Warning Light
air bags are located above the side windows and their • Steering Wheel and Column
covers are also labeled: SRS AIRBAG.
• Instrument Panel
This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental SeatMounted Side Air Bags (SAB). The SABs are marked with • Driver Side Knee Air Bag
an air bag label sewn into the outboard side of the front • Knee Impact Bolster (for versions/markets, where
seats.
provided)
NOTE:
• Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim, •
but they will open during air bag deployment.
•
• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an •
authorized dealer immediately.
•
Air Bag System Components
•
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag
system components:
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
Front and Side Impact Sensors
Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch
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Advanced Front Air Bag Features
The Advanced Front Air Bag system has multistage
driver and front passenger air bags. This system provides
output appropriate to the severity and type of collision as
determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC),
which may receive information from the front impact
sensors.
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires air bag deployment. This low output
is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy output is
used for more severe collisions.
WARNING!
• No objects should be placed over or near the air
bag on the instrument panel, because any such
objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in a
collision severe enough to cause the air bag to
inflate.
• Do not put anything on or around the air bag
covers or attempt to open them manually. You may
damage the air bags and you could be injured
because the air bags may no longer be functional.
The protective covers for the air bag cushions are
designed to open only when the air bags are
inflating.
• Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in
any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster
such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band radios,
etc.
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When the air bag deploys, it opens the seam between the
SAB may provide enhanced protection to help protect an front and side of the seat’s trim cover. Each air bag
occupant during a side impact. The Supplemental Seat- deploys independently; a left side impact deploys the left
air bag only and a right-side impact deploys the right air
Mounted Side Air Bag is marked with an air bag label
bag only.
sewn into the outboard side of the front seats.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC)
SABIC air bags may offer side-impact and vehicle rollover protection to front and rear seat outboard occupants
in addition to that provided by the body structure. Each
air bag features inflated chambers placed adjacent to the
head of each outboard occupant that reduce the potential
for side-impact head injuries. The curtains deploy downward, covering both windows on the impact side.
Seat Mounted Side Air Bag Label
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• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
but they will open during air bag deployment.
• Being too close to the SAB and SABIC air bags during
deployment could cause you to be severely injured or
killed.
The system includes side impact sensors that are calibrated to deploy the SAB and SABIC air bags during
impacts that require air bag occupant protection.
Supplemental Side Curtain Air Bags
NOTE:
• Should a vehicle rollover occur, the pretensioners
and/or SAB and SABIC air bags on both sides of the
vehicle may deploy.
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WARNING!
• Your vehicle is equipped with SABIC air bags, do
not have any accessory items installed which will
alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to your
vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation
on the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof of the
vehicle for any reason.
• Your vehicle is equipped with left and right
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC), do not stack luggage or other cargo up
high enough to block the location of the SABIC.
The area where the SABIC is located should remain
free from any obstructions.
• Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects
between you and the side air bags; the performance
could be adversely affected and/or objects could be
pushed into you, causing serious injury.
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
The Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag provides
enhanced protection and works together with the Driver
Advanced Front Air Bag during a frontal impact.
Knee Impact Bolsters
The Knee Impact Bolster helps protect the knees of the
front passenger, and position the front occupant for the
best interaction with the Advanced Front Air Bag.
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Air Bags work with the Supplemental Driver Side Knee
Air Bag and the passenger side knee bolster to provide
improved protection for the driver and front passenger.
Side air bags also work with seat belts to improve
occupant protection.
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Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
the severity and type of collision. Advanced Front Air
Bags are not expected to reduce the risk of injury in rear,
side, or rollover collisions.
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system
The Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver
required for this vehicle.
Side Knee Air Bag will not deploy in all frontal collisions,
The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or including some that may produce substantial vehicle
side air bags in a frontal or side collision is required. damage — for example, some pole collisions, truck
Based on the impact sensor’s signals, a central electronic underrides, and angle offset collisions. On the other
ORC deploys the Advanced Front Air Bags, SABIC air hand, depending on the type and location of impact,
bags, Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags, Supple- Advanced Front Air Bags may deploy in crashes with
mental Driver Side Knee Air Bag, and front seat belt little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a severe
pretensioners, as required, depending on several factors, initial deceleration.
including the severity and type of impact.
The side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions.
The Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver Side air bag deployment will depend on the severity and
Side Knee Air Bag are designed to provide additional type of collision.
protection by supplementing the seat belts in certain
frontal collisions depending on several factors, including
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Also, the ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning
Light in the instrument panel for approximately four to eight seconds for a self-check
when the ignition is first turned on. After the
self-check, the Air Bag Warning Light will turn off. If the
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all colliORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it
sions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
turns on the Air Bag Warning Light, either momentarily
away from an inflating air bag.
or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of comes on again after initial startup.
the air bag system whenever the ignition is in the
It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instruON/RUN position. If the ignition is in the OFF position,
ment cluster Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is
or in the ACC position, the air bag system is not on and
noted that could affect the air bag system. The diagnosthe air bags will not inflate.
tics also record the nature of the malfunction.
The ORC contains a backup power supply system that
may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power or
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration
over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are
not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should
have deployed.
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WARNING!
Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the air bags
to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on as a bulb check when the ignition is first turned
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have an authorized dealer service the
air bag system immediately.
Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units
The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units are located in the center of the steering
wheel and on the right side of the instrument panel.
When the ORC detects a collision requiring the Advanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A large
quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
Advanced Front Air Bags. Different air bag inflation rates
are possible, based on several factors, including the
collision type and severity. The steering wheel hub trim
cover and the upper right side of the instrument panel
separate and fold out of the way as the air bags inflate to
their full size. The air bags fully inflate in about 50 to 70
milliseconds. This is about half of the time it takes to
blink your eyes. The air bags then quickly deflate while
helping to restrain the driver and front passenger.
The Advanced Front Air Bag gas is vented through the
vent holes in the sides of the air bag. In this way, the air
bags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle.
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag Inflator
Unit
The Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag unit is
located in the instrument panel trim beneath the steering
column. When the ORC detects a collision requiring the
air bag, it signals the inflator units. A large quantity of
non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the Supplemental
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Driver Side Knee Air Bag. The trim cover separates and
folds out of the way allowing the air bag to inflate to the
full size. The air bag fully inflates in about 15 to 20
milliseconds.
high speed and with such a high force that it could injure
you if you are not seated properly, or if items are
positioned in the area where the side air bag inflates. This
especially applies to children.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB)
Inflator Units
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) Inflator Units
The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) are During collisions where the impact is confined to a
designed to activate only in certain side collisions.
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may
deploy the SABIC air bags, depending on the severity
The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side
and type of collision. In these events, the ORC will
air bags to inflate, based on the severity and type of
deploy the SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle.
collision.
A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side
Based on the severity and type of collision, the side air
curtain air bag. The inflating side curtain air bag pushes
bag inflator on the crash side of the vehicle may be
the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and
triggered, releasing a quantity of non-toxic gas. The
covers the window. The air bag inflates in about 30
inflating SAB exits through the seat seam into the space
milliseconds (about one-quarter of the time that it takes
between the occupant and the door. The SAB fully inflate
to blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you
in about 10 milliseconds. The side air bag moves at a very
are not belted and seated properly, or if items are
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positioned in the area where the side curtain air bag event the ORC will determine whether to have the
inflates. This especially applies to children. The side Enhanced Accident Response System perform the followcurtain air bag is only about 3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick when ing functions:
it is inflated.
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
Because air bag sensors estimate deceleration over time,
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
vehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of
until the ignition is cycled to off.
whether or not an air bag should have deployed.
• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
NOTE: In a rollover the pretensioners and/or SAB and
the battery has power or until the ignition key is
SABIC air bags may deploy on both sides of the vehicle.
removed.
Front And Side Impact Sensors
• Unlock the doors automatically.
In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the
In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System
ORC in determining appropriate response to impact
functions after an event, the ignition switch must be
events.
changed from IGN ON to IGN OFF.
Enhanced Accident Response System
If A Deployment Occurs
In the event of an impact causing air bag deployment, if
the communication network remains intact, and the The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate
immediately after deployment.
power remains intact, depending on the nature of the
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NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
the air bag system.
If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
or all of the following may occur:
bag 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 irritation
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
• The nylon air bag material may sometimes cause
abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and
front passenger as the air bags deploy and unfold. The Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have deabrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium bags will not be in place to protect you.
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
WARNING!
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
immediately.
seat belt pretensioners, and the front seat belt retrac• As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like tor assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer imparticles. The particles are a normal by-product of the mediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Conprocess that generates the non-toxic gas used for air troller (ORC) system serviced as well.
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Maintaining Your Air Bag System
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the air bag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured if the air bag system is not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or
add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air
bag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an air bag system.
(Continued)
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag
system. The air bag may inflate accidentally or may
not function properly if modifications are made.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any
air bag system service. If your seat, including your
trim cover and cushion, needs to be serviced in any
way (including removal or loosening/tightening of
seat attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your
authorized dealer. Only manufacturer approved
seat accessories may be used. If it is necessary to
modify the air bag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
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Air Bag Warning Light
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving.
You will want to have the air bags ready to
inflate for your protection in a collision. The
Air Bag Warning Light monitors the internal
circuits and interconnecting wiring associated
with air bag system electrical components. While the air
bag system is designed to be maintenance free. If any of
the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service
the air bag system immediately.
NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. The air bags may
not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly
check the fuse block for blown fuses. Refer to the label
located on the inside of the fuse block cover for the
proper air bag fuses. See your authorized dealer if the
fuse is good.
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during Event Data Recorder (EDR)
the four to eight seconds when the ignition switch is
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder
first turned to the ON/RUN position.
(EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in
• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air
eight-second interval.
bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will
assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to
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vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of are recorded. However, other parties, such as law entime, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle forcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a
is designed to record such data as:
crash investigation.
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
were buckled/fastened;
In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the
accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
vehicle or the EDR.
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
Child Restraints
These data can help provide a better understanding of
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
times, including babies and children. Every state in the
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a United States, and every Canadian province, requires
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by that small children ride in proper restraint systems. This
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no per- is the law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
sonal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location)
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Children 12 years or younger should ride properly
buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seats rather than in the front.
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
seat Owner’s Manual to make sure you have the correct
seat for your child.
Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it has
a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. You should also make sure that you can install
it in the vehicle where you will use it.
NOTE: For additional information, refer to
www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. Canadian residents should refer to Transport Canada’s website for additional information: http://www.tc.gc.ca/
eng/roadsafety/safedrivers-childsafety-index-53.htm
WARNING!
In a collision, an unrestrained child can become a
projectile inside the vehicle. The force required to
hold even an infant on your lap could become so
great that you could not hold the child, no matter
how strong you are. The child and others could be
badly injured. Any child riding in your vehicle
should be in a proper restraint for the child’s size.
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Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
Infants and Toddlers
Small Children
Larger Children
Children Too Large
for Child Restraints
Child Size, Height, Weight or Age
Children who are two years old or younger
and who have not reached the height or
weight limits of their child restraint
Children who are at least two years old or
who have out-grown the height or weight
limit of their rear-facing child restraint
Children who have out-grown their
forward-facing child restraint, but are too
small to properly fit the vehicle’s seat belt
Children 12 years old or younger, who have
out-grown the height or weight limit of
their booster seat
Recommended Type of Child Restraint
Either an Infant Carrier or a Convertible
Child Restraint, facing rearward in the rear
seat of the vehicle
Forward-Facing Child Restraint with a fivepoint Harness, facing forward in the rear
seat of the vehicle
Belt Positioning Booster Seat and the vehicle
seat belt, seated in the rear seat of the vehicle
Vehicle Seat Belt, seated in the rear seat of
the vehicle
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Infants And Child Restraints
Safety experts recommend that children ride rearwardfacing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until
they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear
facing child safety seat. Two types of child restraints can
be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and convertible
child seats.
The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children from birth until
they reach the weight or height limit of the infant carrier.
Convertible child seats can be used either rearwardfacing or forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child
seats often have a higher weight limit in the rearwardfacing direction than infant carriers do, so they can be
used rearward-facing by children who have outgrown
their infant carrier but are still less than at least two years
old. Children should remain rearward-facing until they
reach the highest weight or height allowed by their
convertible child seat.
WARNING!
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
air bag. A deploying passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
years or younger, including a child in a rearward
facing infant seat.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a rear
seat.
Older Children And Child Restraints
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown
their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forwardfacing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and
convertible child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children who are over two years old or who
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 81
have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of
their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should
remain in a forward-facing child seat with a harness for
as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height
allowed by the child seat.
All children whose weight or height is above the
forward-facing limit for the child seat should use a
belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts
fit properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over
the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s back is against
the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning booster
seat. The child and belt-positioning booster seat are held
in the vehicle by the seat belt.
WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s
directions exactly when installing an infant or
child restraint.
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in
the vehicle with the seat belt or LATCH anchorages, or remove it from the vehicle. Do not leave it
loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or accident, it
could strike the occupants or seatbacks and cause
serious personal injury.
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Integrated Child Booster Seat — If Equipped
The Integrated Child Booster Seat is located in each
outboard second-row passenger seat. The Booster Seat is
designed for children weighing between 48 and 85 lbs (22
and 39 kg) and between 47 in (119 cm) and 57 in (145 cm)
tall.
To position a child into the Integrated Child Booster Seat
follow these steps:
1. Slide the second row seat to the full rear position to
use the Integrated Child Booster Seat.
Release Loop
NOTE: The second row bench with Integrated Child
Booster Seat must remain in the full rear position during 3. Lift the seat cushion up and push back to lock it in the
use.
booster seat position.
2. Pull the release loop forward to release the latch and
seat cushion.
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5. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the seat belt.
6. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary
to allow the seat belt to go around the child’s lap.
NOTE: The lap portion of the seat belt should be low on
the hips and as snug as possible.
Booster Seat
4. Place the child upright in the seat with their back
firmly against the seatback.
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7. Once the seat belt is long enough to fit properly, insert 8. To remove the slack from the lap belt, pull upward on
the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
the shoulder portion of the seat belt.
9. To release the seat belt, push the red button on the
buckle.
WARNING!
Securely lock the seat cushion into position before
using the seat. Otherwise, the seat will not provide
the proper stability for child seats and/or passengers.
An improperly latched seat cushion could cause
serious injury.
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4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching
the child’s thighs and not their stomach?
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend 5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback, should use the seat belt in a rear seat. Use this If the answer to any of these questions was “no,” then the
child still needs to use a booster seat in this vehicle. If the
simple 5-step test to decide whether the child can use the
child is using the lap/shoulder belt, check belt fit perivehicle’s seat belt alone:
odically. A child’s squirming or slouching can move the
1. Can the child sit all the way back against the back of belt out of position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face
the vehicle seat?
or neck, move the child closer to the center of the vehicle.
Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an arm
2. Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the front
of the vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the or behind their back.
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
way back?
3. Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder
between their neck and arm?
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Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
Restraint Type
Combined
Weight of the
Child + Child
Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Use any attachment method shown with an “X” Below
LATCH –
Seat Belt Only
LATCH –
Seat Belt + Top
Lower Anchors
Lower Anchors
Tether Anchor
Only
+ Top Tether
Anchor
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
Restraint System
Your vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower
Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system
has three vehicle anchor points for installing LATCHequipped child seats. There are two lower anchorages
located at the back of the seat cushion where it meets the
seatback and one top tether anchorage located behind the
seating position. These anchorages are used to install
LATCH-equipped child seats without using the vehicle’s
seat belts. Some seating positions may have a top tether
anchorage but no lower anchorages. In these seating
positions, the seat belt must be used with the top tether
anchorage to install the child restraint. Please see the
following table for more information.
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88 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In
This Vehicle
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What is the weight limit (child’s weight +
weight of the child restraint) for using the
LATCH anchorage system to attach the child
restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat
belt be used together to attach a rear-facing
or forward-facing child restraint?
Can two child restraints be attached using a
common lower LATCH anchorage?
No
No
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the
combined weight of the child and the child
restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
and tether anchor instead of the LATCH
system once the combined weight is more
than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Do not use the seat belt when you use the
LATCH anchorage system to attach a rearfacing or forward-facing child restraint.
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with
two or more child restraints. If the center
position does not have dedicated LATCH
lower anchorages, use the seat belt to install
a child seat in the center position next to a
child seat using the LATCH anchorages in
an outboard position.
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Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the
back of the front passenger seat?
Yes
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the
front passenger seat if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact. See your
child restraint owner’s manual for more
information.
Locating The LATCH Anchorages
The lower anchorages are round bars that are
found at the rear of the seat cushion where it
meets the seatback. They are just visible when
you lean into the rear seat to install the child
restraint. You will easily feel them if you run your finger
along the gap between the seatback and seat cushion.
Latch Anchorages
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LATCH-compatible child restraint systems will be
equipped with a rigid bar or a flexible strap on each side.
In addition, there are tether strap anchors lo- Each will have a hook or connector to attach to the lower
cated behind each rear seatback, near to the anchorage and a way to tighten the connection to the
anchorage. Forward-facing child restraints and some
floor.
rear-facing infant restraints will also be equipped with a
tether strap. The tether strap will have a hook at the end
to attach to the top tether anchorage and a way to tighten
the strap after it is attached to the anchorage.
Locating The LATCH Anchorages
Center Seat LATCH
Tether Strap Anchors
This vehicle has 5 lower LATCH anchorages in the rear
seat. Anchorages A and B are used for the right outboard
position behind the front passenger (1). Anchorages D
and E are used for the left outboard position behind the
driver (3). Anchorages B and C are used for the center
seating position (2). Do not install a LATCH-compatible
child restraint using anchorages C and D. This is not a
LATCH-compatible position in your vehicle.
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You can install up to two child seats using the LATCH Options for installing two child seats using the LATCH
system at the same time. If you are installing three child anchorages in this vehicle:
restraints, you must use the seatbelt to install the center
1. Right and left outboard seating positions (1 and 3):
child restraint. You can use either the LATCH anchors for
Install the child seats in the right and left outboard
positions (1) and (3) or the vehicle’s seat belt for installing
seating positions using lower anchorages A and B, and
the child seats in the outboard positions.
D and E. Do not use the center seat anchorage, C. If the
child seats do not block the center seat belt webbing and
buckle, the center seat belt can be used to restraint an
occupant or child restraint in the center seating position.
2. Left outboard and center seating positions (3 and 2):
Install the first child seat in the left outboard seating
position using lower anchorages D and E. Install the
second child seat using the center anchorages, B and
C. Do not use the outer anchorage closest to the
opposite door, A. Do not use the remaining right
outboard seating position (1) for any occupant. The
center child restraint will block the seat belt buckle for
this position.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Use anchorages B and C to install a LATCHcompatible child restraint in the center seating
position (2). Do not install a LATCH-compatible
child restraint using anchorages C and D. This is
not a LATCH-compatible position in your vehicle.
• A child restraint installed in the center position (2)
will block the seat belt buckle for the empty right
outboard seat behind the front passenger (1). Do
not use this seat for another occupant.
• Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
than one child restraint.
• If you are installing three child restraints next to
each other, you must use the seat belt and the center
tether anchor for the center position. You can then
use either the LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat
belt for installing the child seats in the outboard
positions. Please refer to “Installing the LATCHCompatible Child Restraint System” for typical
installation instructions.
(Continued)
Always follow the directions of the child restraint manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child
restraint systems will be installed as described here.
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4. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child
restraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seat1. If the selected seating position has a Switchable Autoing position.
matic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat
belt, following the instructions below. See the section 5. If the child restraint has a tether strap, connect it to the
top tether anchorage. See the section “Installing Child
“Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat
Restraints Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for direcBelt” to check what type of seat belt each seating
position has.
tions to attach a tether anchor.
To Install A LATCH-compatible Child Restraint
2. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the 6. Tighten all of the straps as you push the child restraint
tether strap of the child seat so that you can more
rearward and downward into the seat. Remove slack
in the straps according to the child restraint manufaceasily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle
turer’s instructions.
anchorages.
3. Place the child seat between the lower anchorages for 7. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
that seating position. For some second row seats, you
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
may need to recline the seat and / or raise the head
restraint to get a better fit.
in any direction.
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How To Stow An Unused ALR Seatbelt
When using the LATCH attaching system to install a
child restraint, stow all ALR seat belts that are not being
used by other occupants or being used to secure child
restraints. An unused belt could injure a child if they play
with it and accidentally lock the seatbelt retractor. Before
installing a child restraint using the LATCH system,
buckle the seat belt behind the child restraint and out of
the child’s reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with
the child restraint installation, instead of buckling it
behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through the
child restraint belt path and then buckle it. Do not lock
the seatbelt. Remind all children in the vehicle that the
seat belts are not toys and that they should not play with
them.
WARNING!
Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of the restraint. The child could be badly injured or killed.
Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s directions
exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with either a Switchable Automatic Locking
Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch plate or both. Both
types of seat belts are designed to keep the lap portion of
the seat belt tight around the child restraint so that it is
not necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR retractor can
be “switched” into a locked mode by pulling all of the
webbing out of the retractor and then letting the webbing
retract back into the retractor. If it is locked, the ALR will
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make a clicking noise while the webbing is pulled back Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems for Installing Child
into the retractor. For additional information on ALR, Restraints in this Vehicle
refer to the “Automatic Locking Mode” description under “Occupant Restraints.” The cinching latch plate is
designed to hold the lap portion of the seatbelt tight
when webbing is pulled tight and straight through a
child restraint’s belt path. Please see the table below and
the following sections for more information about both
types of seat belts.
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What is the weight limit (child’s weight +
weight of the child restraint) for using the
Tether Anchor with the seat belt to attach a
forward facing child restraint?
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the
back of the front passenger seat?
Weight limit of the
Child Restraint
Can the head restraints be removed?
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten
the seat belt against the belt path of the child
restraint?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Always use the tether anchor when using
the seat belt to install a forward facing child
restraint, up to the recommended weight
limit of the child restraint.
Contact between the front passenger seat
and the child restraint is allowed, if the child
restraint manufacturer also allows contact.
In positions with cinching latch plates
(CINCH), the buckle stalk may be twisted
up to 3 full turns. Do not twist the buckle
stalk in a seating position with an ALR
retractor.
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Installing A Child Restraint with a Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
back into the retractor. As the webbing retracts, you
will hear a clicking sound. This means the seat belt is
now in the Automatic Locking mode.
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
position. For some second row seats, you may need to 6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
locked, you should not be able to pull out any webbetter fit.
bing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
2. Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor 7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
to pass it through the belt path of the child restraint.
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
vehicle seat.
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
“click.”
8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
4. Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
against the child seat.
strap. Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Chil5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
dren (LATCH) Restraint System” for directions to
the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing
attach a tether anchor.
out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing to retract
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 99
9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by 3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
“click.”
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
4. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
in any direction.
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
vehicle seat.
Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching
Latch Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped
5. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
strap. Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Chilposition. For some second row seats, you may need to
dren (LATCH) Restraint System” for directions to
recline the seat and / or raise the head restraint to get
attach a tether anchor.
a better fit.
2. Next, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the 6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
retractor to pass it through the belt path of the child
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt
in any direction.
path.
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Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
Anchorage — Second Row Captains Chairs
If the buckle or the cinching latch plate is too close to the 1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage.
belt path opening of the child restraint, you may have
You may need to move the seat forward to provide
trouble tightening the seat belt. If this happens, disconbetter access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top
nect the latch plate from the buckle and twist the short
tether anchorage for that seating position (see the
buckle-end belt up to three full turns to shorten it. Insert
charts above), move the child restraint to another
the latch plate into the buckle with the release button
position in the vehicle if one is available.
facing out, away from the child restraint. Repeat steps 4
to 6, above, to complete the installation of the child
restraint.
If the belt still cannot be tightened after you shorten the
buckle, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn
the buckle around one half turn, and insert the latch plate
into the buckle again. If you still cannot make the child
restraint installation tight, try a different seating position.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 101
between the two posts. If not possible, lower the head
restraint and pass the tether strap around the outboard
side of the head restraint.
3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to
the top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
Seat Track Release Lever
2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
for the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If
your vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head
restraints, raise the head restraint, and where possible,
route the tether strap under the head restraint and
Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting
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4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child Transporting Pets
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
Air Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
WARNING!
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to a collision.
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly
behind the child seat to secure a child restraint top
tether strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat,
make sure the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seatbacks as you remove
slack in the strap.
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 and
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
Drive moderately during the first 300 mi (500 km). After
the initial 60 mi (100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55 mph (80
or 90 km/h) are desirable.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 103
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration, within the SAFETY TIPS
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in.
Transporting Passengers
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detriNEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
mental and should be avoided.
AREA.
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high-quality energy-conserving type lubricant. Oil
WARNING!
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For • Do not leave children or animals inside parked
the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
“Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vecause serious injury or death.
hicle”. NON-DETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERAL • It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
OILS MUST NEVER BE USED.
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously
A new engine may consume some oil during its first few
injured or killed.
thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be
•
Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
considered a normal part of the break-in and not intervehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
preted as an indication of difficulty.
belts.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• On seven passenger models, do not drive the
vehicle with the second row passenger seat in the
easy entry/exit position (seat cushion flipped upward and seat moved forward), as this position is
only intended for entering and exiting the third
row seats. Failure to follow this warning may result
in personal injury.
• On seven passenger models, do not allow a passenger to sit in a third row seat with the second row
seatback(s) folded flat. In a collision, the passenger
could slide underneath the seat belt and be seriously or even fatally injured.
Exhaust Gas
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO),
follow these safety tips:
• Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in
confined areas any longer than needed to move
your vehicle in or out of the area.
• If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate
open, make sure that all windows are closed and
the climate control BLOWER switch is set at high
speed. DO NOT use the recirculation mode.
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 105
WARNING! (Continued)
• If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running, adjust your heating or cooling
controls to force outside air into the vehicle. Set the
blower at high speed.
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
Seat Belts
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into Inspect the seat belt system periodically, checking for
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust cuts, frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be
replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the
system.
system.
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the com- a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
plete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open or retractor condition, replace the seat belt.
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
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Air Bag Warning Light
The light should turn on and remain on for
four to six seconds as a bulb check when the
ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light is
not lit during starting, or if the light stays on,
flickers, or turns on while driving, have the system
checked by an authorized dealer.
Defroster
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You should be able to
feel the air directed against the windshield. See your
authorized dealer for service if your defroster is inoperable.
Floor Mat Safety Information
Always use floor mats designed to fit the footwell of your
vehicle. Use only floor mats that leave the pedal area
unobstructed and that are firmly secured so that they
cannot slip out of position and interfere with the pedals
or impair safe operation of your vehicle in other ways.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of
vehicle control and increase the risk of serious personal injury.
• Always make sure that floor mats are properly
attached to the floor mat fasteners.
• Never place or install floor mats or other floor
coverings in the vehicle that cannot be properly
secured to prevent them from moving and interfering with the pedals or the ability to control the
vehicle.
• Never put floor mats or other floor coverings on top
of already installed floor mats. Additional floor
mats and other coverings will reduce the size of the
pedal area and interfere with the pedals.
• Check mounting of mats on a regular basis. Always
properly reinstall and secure floor mats that have
been removed for cleaning.
• Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the
driver footwell while the vehicle is moving. Objects can become trapped under the brake pedal
and accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle
control.
• If required, mounting posts must be properly installed, if not equipped from the factory.
Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or
mounting can cause interference with the brake
pedal and accelerator pedal operation causing loss of
control of the vehicle.
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108 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of brake lights and
exterior lights while you work the controls. Check turn
signal and high beam indicator lights on the instrument
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
panel.
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread or sidewall. Inspect the tread for cuts Door Latches
and cracks. Inspect sidewalls for cuts, cracks and bulges. Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
Check the wheel nuts for tightness. Check the tires
Fluid Leaks
(including spare) for proper cold inflation pressure.
Tires
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid, or
brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause should be
located and corrected immediately.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 MIRRORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 䡵 Uconnect™ Phone (4.3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
▫ Uconnect Touch™ 4.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . .116
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
▫ Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
▫ Uconnect™ Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
▫ Power Folding Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . .118
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . .138
▫ Manual Folding Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . .118
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect™ Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .118
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . .119
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
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䡵 Uconnect™ Phone (8.4/8.4N). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143 䡵 SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
▫ Uconnect Touch™ 8.4/8.4 Nav . . . . . . . . . . . .143
▫ Driver’s Power Seat — If Equipped . . . . . . . .193
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
▫ Power Lumbar — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .195
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
▫ Uconnect™ Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
▫ Manual Front Seat Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . .198
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . .166
▫ Recliner Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect™ Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
▫ Driver’s Seat Height Adjustment —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
▫ Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
䡵 VOICE COMMAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
▫ Uconnect Touch™ 8.4/8.4 Nav . . . . . . . . . . . .178
▫ Uconnect™ Voice Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
▫ Third Row Passenger Seats —
Seven Passenger Models. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
▫ 60/40 Split Second-Row Passenger Seats . . . . .207
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 111
▫ 50/50 Split Third-Row Passenger Seats With
Fold-Flat Feature —
Seven Passenger Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
䡵 TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .216
䡵 LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
▫ Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . .219
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available with
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .229 䡵 WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS . . . . . .225
▫ Headlight Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
▫ Daytime Running Lights (DRL) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
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▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available with
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
䡵 TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN . . .229
䡵 ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
䡵 PARKSENSE威 REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
▫ ParkSense威 Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
▫ ParkSense威 Warning Display . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
▫ ParkSense威 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
▫ Enabling And Disabling ParkSense威 . . . . . . . .237
▫ Service The ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
▫ Cleaning The ParkSense威 System . . . . . . . . . .238
▫ ParkSense威 System Usage Precautions . . . . . . .238
䡵 PARKVIEW威 REAR BACK UP CAMERA —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
▫ Turning ParkView威 On Or Off — With Touch
Screen Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
䡵 OVERHEAD CONSOLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
▫ Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 113
▫ Interior Observation Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . .256
▫ Power Sunroof Switch — If Equipped . . . . . . .245
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
䡵 GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED . . .246
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . .256
▫ Before You Begin Programming HomeLink威. . .247
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . .250
▫ Sunshade Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . . .251
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
▫ Using HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
▫ Sunroof Fully Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254 䡵 ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS . . . . . . . . . . .258
䡵 POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .255 䡵 POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .263
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
▫ Power Inverter Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
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䡵 CUPHOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
▫ In-Floor Storage Bin With Removable Liner . . .271
䡵 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267 䡵 CARGO AREA FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
▫ Glovebox Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267
▫ Rechargeable Flashlight — If Equipped . . . . . .273
▫ Floor Console Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267
▫ Cargo Management System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274
▫ Center Console Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268 䡵 REAR WINDOW FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
▫ Flip ’n Stow™ Front Passenger Seat
Storage — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
▫ Rear Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
▫ Second-Row Passenger Seat Temporary
䡵 ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED . . . .281
Storage Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
▫ Second-Row Map Pocket And Grocery
Retainers — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 115
MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror
A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal and
vertical adjustment of the mirror. Adjust the mirror to
center on the view through the rear window.
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Headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small
control lever under the mirror to the night position (lever
flipped toward the rear of vehicle). The mirror should be
adjusted while set in the day position (toward the windshield).
Adjusting Rearview Mirror
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Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you. This feature will be defaulted
on, and only be disabled when the vehicle is moving in
reverse.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s)
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic and a slight
overlap of the view obtained from the inside mirror.
NOTE: The passenger side convex outside mirror will
give a much wider view to the rear, and especially of the
lane next to your vehicle.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 117
WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side convex mirror could cause you to
collide with another vehicle or other object. Use your
inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a
vehicle seen in the passenger side convex mirror.
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Power Mirrors
The power mirror switch is located on the driver’s door
trim panel.
Power Mirror Switches
Models Without Express Window Feature
Press the mirror select button marked L (left) or R (right)
and then press one of the four arrow buttons to move the
mirror in the direction the arrow is pointing.
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If the mirrors are in the folded position, and vehicle
speed is equal or greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), they will
Press and release the mirror select button marked L (left)
automatically unfold.
or R (right) and then press one of the four arrow buttons
to move the mirror in the direction the arrow is pointing. Manual Folding Mirrors — If Equipped
The selection times out after 30 seconds of inactivity in
Some models have exterior mirrors that are hinged. The
order to guard against accidentally changing a mirror
hinge allows the mirror to pivot forward and rearward to
position following an adjustment.
resist damage. The hinge has three detent positions:
NOTE: A light in the selected button will illuminate forward, rearward and normal.
indicating the mirror is activated and can be adjusted.
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
Power Folding Mirrors — If Equipped
Models With Express Window Feature
The switch for the power folding mirrors is located
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
between the power mirror switches L (left) and R (right).
feature is activated whenever you turn on the rear
Press the switch once and the mirrors will fold in, window defroster. Refer to “Rear Window Features” in
pressing the switch a second time will return the mirrors “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for furto the normal driving position.
ther information.
NOTE: If the vehicle speed is greater than 10 mph
(16 km/h) the folding feature will be disabled.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 119
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
Sun Visor “Slide-On Rod” Feature — If Equipped
An illuminated vanity mirror is on each sun visor. To use This feature allows for additional flexibility in positionthe mirror, rotate the sun visor downward and swing the ing the visor to block out the sun.
mirror cover upward. The light will turn on automati1. Fold down the sun visor.
cally. Closing the mirror cover will turn off the light.
2. Unclip the visor from the center clip.
3. Pull the sun visor toward the inside rearview mirror to
extend it.
Uconnect™ Phone (4.3)
Uconnect Touch™ 4.3
Uconnect™ Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, invehicle communications system. Uconnect™ Phone allows you to dial a phone number with your mobile
phone.
Illuminated Vanity Mirror
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Uconnect Phone supports the following features:
Screen Activated Features:
Voice Activated features:
• Dialing via Keypad using touch-screen,
• Hands Free dialing via Voice (“Call John Smiths Mo- • Viewing and Calling contacts from Phonebooks disbile” or, “Dial 248 555-1212”),
played on the touch-screen,
• Redialing last dialed numbers (“Redial”),
• Setting Favorite Contact Phone numbers so the are
easily accessible on the Main Phone screen,
• Calling Back the last incoming call number (“Call
Back”),
• Viewing and Calling contacts from Recent Call logs,
• View Call logs on screen (“Show incoming calls”, • Listen to Music on your Bluetooth威 Device via the
“Show Outgoing calls”, “Show missed Calls”, “Show
touch-screen,
Recent Calls”),
• Pairing up to 10 phones/audio devices for easy access
• Searching Contacts phone number (“Search for John
to connect to them quickly.
Smith Mobile”).
Your mobile phone’s audio is transmitted through your
vehicle’s audio system; the system will automatically
mute your radio when using the Uconnect™ Phone.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 121
For Uconnect™ customer support, visit the following
websites:
• www.chrysler.com/uconnect
• www.dodge.com/uconnect
• www.jeep.com/uconnect
• or call 1–877–855–8400
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws, including laws regarding phone use. All attention should be kept on the roadway ahead. Failure to
do so may result in a collision causing serious injury
or death.
If your mobile phone only supports the Headset Profile The Uconnect™ Phone is driven through your
you may not be able to use any Uconnect™ Phone Bluetooth威 “Hands-Free Profile” mobile phone.
features. Refer to your mobile service provider or the Uconnect™ features Bluetooth威 technology - the global
phone manufacturer for details.
standard that enables different electronic devices to conUconnect™ Phone allows you to transfer calls between nect to each other without wires or a docking station, so
the system and your mobile phone as you enter or exit Uconnect™ Phone works no matter where you stow your
your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s mobile phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as
long as your phone is turned on and has been paired to
microphone for private conversation.
the vehicle’s Uconnect™ Phone. The Uconnect™ Phone
allows up to ten mobile phones or audio devices to be
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linked to the system. Only one linked (or paired) mobile can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
phone and one audio device can be used with the system knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right
at a time. The system is available in English, Spanish, or switch), if so equipped.
French languages.
Operation
Uconnect™ Phone Button
Voice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect™
Button is used to
The Uconnect™ Phone
get into the phone mode and make calls, show
recent, incoming, outgoing calls, view phonebook etc., When you press the button you will
hear a BEEP. The beep is your signal to give a command.
Uconnect™ Voice Command Button
Phone and to navigate through the Uconnect™ Phone
menu structure. Voice commands are required after most
Uconnect™ Phone prompts. There are two general methods for how Voice Command works:
1. Say compound commands like “Call John Smith mobile”.
Button 2. Say the individual commands and allow the system to
The Uconnect™ Voice Command
guide you to complete the task.
is only used for “barge in” and when you are
already in a call and you want to send Tones or You will be prompted for a specific command and then
make another call.
guided through the available options.
The Uconnect™ Phone is fully integrated with the vehicle’s audio system. The volume of the Uconnect™ Phone
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 123
• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for the
beep, which follows the “Listen” prompt or another
prompt.
• For certain operations, compound commands can be
used. For example, instead of saying “Call” and then
“John Smith” and then “mobile”, the following compound command can be said: “Call John Smith
mobile”.
works best when you talk in a normal conversational
tone, as if speaking to someone sitting a few feet/
meters away from you.
Natural Speech
Your Uconnect™ Phone Voice system uses a Natural
Language Voice Recognition (VR) engine.
Natural speech allows the user to speak commands in
phrases or complete sentences. The system filters out
• For each feature explanation in this section, only the certain non-word utterances and sounds such as “ah”
compound command form of the voice command is and “eh”. The system handles fill-in words such as “I
given. You can also break the commands into parts and would like to”.
say each part of the command when you are asked for
it. For example, you can use the compound command The system handles multiple inputs in the same phrase
form voice command “Search for John Smith”, or you or sentence such as “make a phone call” and “to Kelly
can break the compound command form into two Smith”. For multiple inputs in the same phrase or senvoice commands: “Search Contact” and when asked tence, the system identifies the topic or context and
“John Smith”. Please remember, the Uconnect™ Phone provides the associated follow-up prompt such as “Who
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do you want to call?” in the case where a phone call was
requested but the specific name was not recognized.
Cancel Command
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and
The system utilizes continuous dialog; when the system you will be returned to the main menu.
requires more information from the user it will ask a You can also press the
or
buttons when the
question to which the user can respond without pressing system is listening for a command and be returned to the
button.
the Voice Command
main or previous menu.
Voice Command Tree
or
buttons while the sysNOTE: Pressing the
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
tem is playing is known as “Barging In”, refer to “Barge
In — Overriding Prompts” for further information.
Help Command
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to Pair (Link) Uconnect™ Phone To A Mobile Phone
know your options at any prompt, say “Help” following To begin using your Uconnect™ Phone, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth威 enabled mobile phone.
the beep.
To activate the Uconnect™ Phone from idle, simply press
button and say a command or say “help”. All
the
Uconnect™ Phone sessions begin with a press of the
button on the radio control head.
To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The
Uconnect™ website may also provide detailed instructions for pairing.
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NOTE:
2. At the “Paired Phones” screen press the “Add Device”
soft-key and a pop-up with instructions will appear.
• You must have Bluetooth威 enabled on your phone to
3. Search for available devices on your Bluetooth威 encomplete this procedure.
abled mobile phone. When prompted on the phone,
• The vehicle must be in PARK.
select the “Uconnect™” device and enter the PIN.
1. You can do either of the following:
4. When the pairing process has successfully completed,
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not
a. Press the “Settings” hard-key, Page down to the
“Phone/Bluetooth威” soft-key, press it and you will
this is your favorite phone. Selecting “Yes” will make
this phone the highest priority. This phone will take
see the “Paired Phones” screen. If there are no
precedence over other paired phones within range.
paired phones you will see <Empty> as the first
device name.
Pair A Bluetooth威 Streaming Audio Device
b. Press the MORE hard-key, then press the Phone
• Touch the “Player” hard-key to begin,
soft-key and you will go to the Uconnect™ Phone
main screen. Press the “Settings” soft-key. If there • Press the “Source” soft-key,
are no phones currently paired a pop-up will
• Change the Source to Bluetooth威,
appear. If you select “Yes” you will go the “Paired
Phones” screen, if you select “No” you will return • Touch the “Add Device” soft-key,
to the Uconnect™ Phone main menu.
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• Search for available devices on your Bluetooth威 en- Connecting To A Particular Mobile Phone Or
abled Audio Device. When prompted on the device, Audio Device
select the “Uconnect™” device and enter the PIN,
Uconnect™ Phone will automatically connect to the
• Uconnect™ Phone will display an in process screen highest priority paired phone and/or Audio Device
within range. If you would need to choose a particular
while the system is connecting,
Phone or Audio Device follow these steps:
• When the pairing process has successfully completed,
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not • Touch the “Settings” hard-key,
this is your favorite device. Selecting Yes will make • Touch the “Phone/Bluetooth威” soft-key,
this device the highest priority. This device will take
• Touch to select the particular Phone or the “Phone/
precedence over other paired devices within range.
Audio” soft-key and then an Audio Device,
NOTE: If No is selected, device priority is determined by
the order in which it was paired. The latest device paired • At the Options pop-up screen touch the “Connect
Device” soft-key,
will have the higher priority.
You can also use the following VR command to bring up • Touch the X to exit out of the Settings screen.
a list of paired audio devices.
• “Show Paired Audio Devices”
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Disconnecting A Phone Or Audio Device
Making A Phone Or Audio Device A Favorite
• Touch the “Settings” hard-key,
• Touch the “Settings” hard-key,
• Touch the “Phone/Bluetooth威” soft-key,
• Touch the “Phone/Bluetooth威” soft-key,
• Select the Phone or Audio Device,
• Select a different Phone or Audio Device then the
currently connected device,
• At the Options pop-up screen touch the “Disconnect
Device” soft-key,
• At the Options pop-up screen touch the “Make Favorite” soft-key; you will see the chosen device move to
• Touch the X to exit out of the Settings screen.
the top of the list,
Deleting A Phone Or Audio Device
• Touch the X to exit out of the Settings screen.
• Touch the “Settings” hard-key,
Phonebook Download — Automatic Phonebook
• Touch the “Phone/Bluetooth威” soft-key,
Transfer From Mobile Phone
• Select the Phone or Audio Device,
If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
Uconnect™ Phone automatically downloads names (text
• At the Options pop-up screen touch the “Delete De- names) and number entries from the mobile phone’s
vice” soft-key,
• Touch the X to exit out of the Settings screen.
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phonebook. Specific Bluetooth威 Phones with Phone Book
Access Profile may support this feature. See Uconnect™
website for supported phones.
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if available, the previously downloaded phonebook is available for use.
• To call a name from a downloaded mobile phonebook, • Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile
follow the procedure in “Call by Saying a Name”
phone is accessible.
section.
• This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
• Automatic download and update, if supported, begins
deleted on the Uconnect™ Phone. These can only be
as soon as the Bluetooth威 wireless phone connection is
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are transmade to the Uconnect™ Phone, for example, after you
ferred and updated to Uconnect™ Phone on the next
start the vehicle.
phone connection.
• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be down- Emergency And Towing Assistance
loaded and updated every time a phone is connected The 911/Help numbers can only be altered. These can not
to the Uconnect™ Phone.
be deleted or the names can not be changed.
• Depending on the maximum number of entries down- To change the 911/Help number follow these steps.
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
• Touch the “phonebook” soft-key from the Phone main
screen,
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• Touch the “911/Help” soft-key. Touch the appropriate • Redial,
listing to alter, Emergency for example,
• Dial by touching in the number,
• Once Emergency is touched, the Edit soft-key appears.
• Voice Commands (Dial by Saying a Number, Call by
Touch the “Edit” soft-key and you will be given the
Saying a Phonebook Name, Redial, or Call Back),
choice to Edit Number or Reset to Default,
• Mobile Phonebook,
• Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the task.
• Recent Call Log.
Phone Call Features
NOTE: All of the above operations except Redial can be
The following features can be accessed through the
done with 1 call or less active.
Uconnect™ Phone if the feature(s) are available on your
mobile service plan. For example, if your mobile service Dial By Saying A Number
plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be
• Press the
button to begin,
accessed through the Uconnect™ Phone. Check with
your mobile service provider for the features that you • After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
have.
say “Dial 248-555-1212”,
Ways To Initiate A Phone Call
Listed below are all the ways you can initiate a phone call
with Uconnect™ Phone.
• The Uconnect™ Phone will dial 248-555-1212.
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Call By Saying A Phonebook Name
• Mute/unmute
• Press the
• Transfer the call to/from the phone
button to begin,
• After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep, • Swap 2 active calls
say “Call John Doe Mobile”,
• Join 2 active calls together
• The Uconnect™ Phone will dial the number associated
Touch-Tone Number Entry
with John Doe, or if there are multiple numbers it will
• Touch the “Phone” soft-key,
ask which number you want to call for John Doe.
Call Controls
• Touch the “Dial” soft-key,
The touch-screen allows you to control the following call • The Touch-Tone screen will be displayed,
features:
• Use the numbered soft-keys to enter the number and
• Answer
touch “Call”.
• End
• Ignore
• Hold/unhold
To send a touch tone using Voice Recognition (VR), press
button while in a call and say “1234#” or you can
the
say “Send Voicemail Password” if Voicemail password is
stored in your mobile phonebook.
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Recent Calls
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — No Call
You may browse up to 34 of the most recent of each of the Currently In Progress
When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the
following call types:
Uconnect™ Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio sys• Incoming Calls
tem, if on, and will display a pop-up showing Answer or
button on
Ignore. Press the Answer soft-key or the
• Outgoing Calls
the steering wheel to accept the call.
• Missed Calls
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — Call
• All Calls
Currently In Progress
These can be accessed by touching the recent calls If a call is currently in progress and you have another
soft-key on the Phone main screen.
incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for
button and say “Show my call waiting that you normally hear when using your
You can also press the
incoming calls” from any screen and the Incoming calls mobile phone. Uconnect™ Phone will then interrupt the
vehicle audio system, if on, and will display a pop-up
will be displayed.
butshowing Answer, Ignore or Transfer. Press the
NOTE: Incoming can also be replaced with “Outgoing”, ton to place the current call on hold and answer the
“Recent” or “Missed”.
incoming call.
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NOTE: The Uconnect™ Phone compatible phones in the
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
Progress
To make a second call while you are currently on a call,
button and say “Dial” or “Call” followed
press the
by the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to
call. The first call will be on hold while the second call is
in progress. Or you can place a call on hold by touching
the “Hold” soft-key on the Phone main screen, then dial
a number from the dialpad, recent calls or from the
phonebooks. To go back to the first call, refer to “Toggling
Between Calls” in this section. To combine two calls, refer
to “Join Calls” in this section.
Toggling Between Calls
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
button until you hear a single beep, indipress the
cating that the active and hold status of the two calls have
switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at a time.
Also you can press the Swap soft-key on the Phone main
screen.
Join Calls
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
hold), touch the “Join Calls” soft-key on the Phone main
screen to combine all calls into a Conference Call.
Call Termination
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the End
button. Only the active call(s) will be
soft-key or the
terminated and if there is a call on hold, it will become
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 133
the new active call. If the active call is terminated by the • After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can
continue on the Uconnect™ Phone either until the call
far end, a call on hold may not become active automatiends, or until the vehicle battery condition dictates
cally. This is cell phone-dependent.
cessation of the call on the Uconnect™ Phone and
Redial
transfer of the call to the mobile phone.
• Press the “Redial” soft-key,
Uconnect™ Phone Features
button and after the “Listening”
• or press the
Emergency Assistance
prompt and the following beep, say “Redial”,
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
• After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep, reachable:
say “Redial”,
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
• The Uconnect™ Phone will call the last number that
number for your area.
was dialed from your mobile phone.
If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect™ Phone is
Call Continuation
operational, you may reach the emergency number as
Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the follows:
Uconnect™ Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been
button to begin,
• Press the
switched to OFF.
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• After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Emergency” and the Uconnect™ Phone will
instruct the paired mobile phone to call the emergency
number. This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada,
and Mexico.
NOTE:
WARNING!
Your phone must be turned on and connected to the
Uconnect™ Phone to allow use of this vehicle feature
in emergency situations, when the mobile phone has
network coverage and stays connected to the
Uconnect™ Phone.
• The emergency number dialed is based on the country
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and Towing Assistance
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may If you need towing assistance:
not be applicable with the available mobile service and
button to begin,
• Press the
area.
• The Uconnect™ Phone does slightly lower your • After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Towing Assistance”.
chances of successfully making a phone call as to that
for the mobile phone directly.
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You can use your Uconnect™ Phone to access a voice
mail system or an automated service, such as a paging
• The towing assistance number dialed is based on the
service or automated customer service line. Some sercountry where the vehicle is purchased (1-800-528vices require immediate response selection. In some
2069 for the U.S., 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-14instances, that may be too quick for use of the
3454 for Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside
Uconnect™ Phone.
Mexico City in Mexico). Please refer to the Chrysler
Group LLC 24-Hour “Towing Assistance” coverage When calling a number with your Uconnect™ Phone that
details in the Warranty Information Booklet and on the normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence
on your mobile phone keypad, you can utilize the
24–Hour Towing Assistance Card.
touch-screen or press the
button and say the word
Voice Mail Calling
“Send” then the sequence you wish to enter. For example,
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working if required to enter your PIN followed with a pound, (3 7
with Automated Systems”.
button and say, “Send 3 7 4
4 6 #), you can press the
6 #”. Saying “Send” followed by a number, or sequence of
Working With Automated Systems
numbers, is also to be used for navigating through an
This method is used in instances where one generally has automated customer service center menu structure, and
to press numbers on the mobile phone keypad while to leave a number on a pager.
navigating through an automated telephone system.
NOTE:
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You can also send stored mobile phonebook entries as
tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager
entries. For example, if you previously created a Phonebook entry and/or Last Name as “Voice Password”, then
button and say “Send Voicemail
if you press the
Password”, the Uconnect™ Phone will then send the
corresponding phone number associated with the phonebook entry, as tones over the phone.
• Pauses, wait or other characters that are supported by
some phones are not supported over Bluetooth威.
These additional symbols will be ignored in the dialing
a numbered sequence.
Barge In — Overriding Prompts
The
button can be used when you wish to skip part
of a prompt and issue your voice command immediately.
For example, if a prompt is asking “There are 2 numbers
NOTE:
with the name John. Say the full name” you could press
button and say, “John Smith” to select that
• The first number encountered for that contact will be the
sent. All other numbers entered for that contact will be option without having to listen to the rest of the voice
prompt.
ignored.
• You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone Voice Response Length
network configurations. This is normal.
It is possible for you to choose between Brief and
• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time Detailed Voice Response Length.
out settings that are too short and may not allow the • Touch the “More” hard-key, then touch the “Settings”
use of this feature.
soft-key,
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• Touch the “Display” soft-key, then scroll down to Voice phone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s
audio system. The Uconnect™ Phone will work the same
Response Length,
as if you dial the number using voice a command.
• Select either “Brief” or “Detailed” by touching the box
next to the selection. A check-mark will appear to NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
dial ring to the Uconnect™ Phone to play it on the vehicle
show your selection.
audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situaPhone And Network Status Indicators
tion, after successfully dialing a number the user may feel
Uconnect™ Phone will provide notification to inform that the call did not go through even though the call is in
you of your phone and network status when you are progress. Once your call is answered, you will hear the
attempting to make a phone call using Uconnect™ audio.
Phone. The status is given for roaming, network signal
Mute/Un-Mute (Mute OFF)
strength and phone battery strength.
When you mute the Uconnect™ Phone, you will still be
Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
You can dial a phone number with your mobile phone party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. In
keypad and still use the Uconnect™ Phone (while dialing order to mute the Uconnect™ Phone simply touch the
via the mobile phone keypad, the user must exercise “Mute” button on the Phone main screen.
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth威 mobile
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Advanced Phone Connectivity
Transfer Call To And From Mobile Phone
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™
Phone
The Uconnect™ Phone allows ongoing calls to be trans- Voice Command
ferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect™ Phone • For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
provide at least ½ in (1 cm) gap between the overhead
from your paired mobile phone to the Uconnect™ Phone
console (if equipped) and the mirror.
or vice versa, press the Transfer button on the Phone
• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
main screen.
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between the
speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from
Uconnect™ Phone And Mobile Phone
you.
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth威
connection between a Uconnect™ Phone paired mobile • Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
during a Voice Command period.
phone and the Uconnect™ Phone, follow the instructions
described in your mobile phone User’s Manual.
• Performance is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 139
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather condition.
• Numbers must be spoken in single digits. “800” must
be spoken “eight-zero-zero” not “eight hundred”.
• You can say “O” (letter “O”) for “0” (zero).
• Even though the system is designed for users speaking • Even though international dialing for most number
in North American English, French, and Spanish accombinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
cents, the system may not always work for some.
number combinations may not be supported.
• When navigating through an automated system such • In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of
compromised with the convertible top down.
speaking the digit string, make sure to say “Send”.
Far End Audio Performance
• Storing names in the phonebook when the vehicle is
• Audio quality is maximized under:
not in motion is recommended.
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding names
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
in the Uconnect™ Phonebook.
• low road noise,
• Phonebook (Downloaded and Uconnect™ Phone Lo• smooth road surface,
cal) name recognition rate is optimized when the
• fully closed windows,
entries are not similar.
• dry weather conditions, and
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• operation from the driver’s seat.
Bluetooth威 Communication Link
• Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and Uconnect™ Phone. When this happens, the connection
can generally be reestablished by switching the phone
not the Uconnect™ Phone.
off/on. Your mobile phone is recommended to remain in
• Echo at the phone far end can sometimes be reduced Bluetooth威 ON mode.
by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
Power-Up
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either the
compromised with the convertible top down.
ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you
must wait at least 15 seconds prior to using the system.
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Voice Tree
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• If your phone does not support phonebook download
or call log download over Bluetooth than these com• You can replace “John Smith” with any name in your
mands will return a response that the contact does not
mobile or favorite phone book. You can also say “Send
exist in the phonebook.
a message to John Smith” and the system will ask you
which phone number you want to send a message to • Available Voice Commands are shown in bold face and
underlined in the gray shaded boxes.
for John Smith.
NOTE:
• You can replace “Mobile” with “Home”, “Work” or General Information
“Other”.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
• You can replace “Incoming Calls” with “Outgoing RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
Calls” or “Missed Calls”.
• Messaging commands only work if the Uconnect sys- • Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
the party responsible for compliance could void the
tem is equipped with this feature and the mobile
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
phone supports messaging over Bluetooth.
• You can replace “248 555 1212” with any phone
number supported by your Mobile phone.
• You can replace “4” with any message number shown
on the screen.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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Uconnect™ Phone (8.4/8.4N)
Uconnect Touch™ 8.4/8.4 Nav
• Calling Back the last incoming call number (“Call
Back”).
Uconnect™ Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, in- • View Call logs on screen (“Show incoming calls”,
“Show Outgoing calls”, “Show missed Calls”, “Show
vehicle communications system. Uconnect™ Phone alRecent Calls”).
lows you to dial a phone number with your mobile
phone.
• Searching Contacts phone number (“Search for John
Smith Mobile”).
Uconnect™ Phone supports the following features:
Voice Activated Features:
Screen Activated Features
• Hands Free dialing via Voice (“Call John Smith’s • Dialing via Keypad using touch-screen.
Mobile” or, “Dial 248 555-1212”).
• Viewing and Calling contacts from Phonebooks displayed on the touch-screen.
• Hands Free text to speech listening of your incoming
• Setting Favorite Contact Phone numbers so the are
easily accessible on the Main Phone screen.
• Hands Free text messaging (“Send a message to John
Smith’s Mobile”).
• Viewing and Calling contacts from Recent Call logs.
SMS messages.
• Redialing last dialed numbers (“Redial”).
• Reviewing your recent Incoming SMS.
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• Sending a text message via the touch-screen.
Uconnect™ Phone allows you to transfer calls between
the system and your mobile phone as you enter or exit
• Listen to Music on your Bluetooth威 Device via the
your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s
touch-screen.
microphone for private conversation.
• Pairing up to 10 phones/audio devices for easy access
to connect to them quickly.
WARNING!
NOTE: Your phone must be capable of SMS messaging
via Bluetooth威 for messaging features to work properly.
Your mobile phone’s audio is transmitted through your
vehicle’s audio system; the system will automatically
mute your radio when using the Uconnect™ Phone.
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws, including laws regarding phone use. All attention should be kept on the roadway ahead. Failure to
do so may result in an accident causing serious injury
or death.
For Uconnect™ customer support, visit the following
websites:
The Uconnect™ Phone is driven through your
Bluetooth威 “Hands-Free Profile” mobile phone.
• www.chrysler.com/uconnect
Uconnect™ features Bluetooth威 technology - the global
• www.dodge.com/uconnect
standard that enables different electronic devices to con• www.jeep.com/uconnect
nect to each other without wires or a docking station, so
• or call 1–877–855–8400
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Uconnect™ Phone works no matter where you stow your
mobile phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as
long as your phone is turned on and has been paired to
the vehicle’s Uconnect™ Phone. The Uconnect™ Phone
allows up to ten mobile phones or audio devices to be
linked to the system. Only one linked (or paired) mobile
phone and one audio device can be used with the system
at a time. The system is available in English, Spanish, or
French languages.
Uconnect™ Voice Command Button
The Uconnect™ Voice Command
Button
is only used for “barge in” and when you are
already in a call and you want to send Tones or
make another call.
Uconnect™ Phone Button
button is also used to access the Voice ComThe
mands for the Uconnect™ Voice Command features if
your vehicle is equipped. Please see the Uconnect™ Voice
Command section for direction on how to use the
button.
Button is used to
The Uconnect™ Phone
get into the phone mode and make calls, show
recent, incoming, outgoing calls, view phonebook etc., When you press the button you will
hear a BEEP. The beep is your signal to give a command.
The Uconnect™ Phone is fully integrated with the vehicle’s audio system. The volume of the Uconnect™ Phone
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right
switch), if so equipped.
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Operation
“John Smith” and then “mobile”, the following compound command can be said: “Call John Smith
mobile”.
Voice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect™
Phone and to navigate through the Uconnect™ Phone
menu structure. Voice commands are required after most • For each feature explanation in this section, only the
Uconnect™ Phone prompts. There are two general methcompound command form of the voice command is
ods for how Voice Command works:
given. You can also break the commands into parts and
say each part of the command when you are asked for
1. Say compound commands like “Call John Smith moit. For example, you can use the compound command
bile”.
form voice command “Search for John Smith”, or you
2. Say the individual commands and allow the system to
can break the compound command form into two
guide you to complete the task.
voice commands: “Search Contact” and when asked
“John Smith”. Please remember, the Uconnect™ Phone
You will be prompted for a specific command and then
works best when you talk in a normal conversational
guided through the available options.
tone, as if speaking to someone sitting a few feet/
• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for the
meters away from you.
beep, which follows the “Listen” prompt or another
Natural Speech
prompt.
Your Uconnect™ Phone Voice system uses a Natural
• For certain operations, compound commands can be
Language Voice Recognition (VR) engine.
used. For example, instead of saying “Call” and then
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Natural speech allows the user to speak commands in
phrases or complete sentences. The system filters out
certain non-word utterances and sounds such as “ah”
and “eh”. The system handles fill-in words such as “I
would like to”.
Voice Command Tree
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
Help Command
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to
The system handles multiple inputs in the same phrase know your options at any prompt, say “Help” following
or sentence such as “make a phone call” and “to Kelly the beep.
Smith”. For multiple inputs in the same phrase or sen- To activate the Uconnect™ Phone from idle, simply press
tence, the system identifies the topic or context and the
button and say a command or say “help”. All
provides the associated follow-up prompt such as “Who Uconnect™ Phone sessions begin with a press of the
do you want to call?” in the case where a phone call was
button on the radio control head.
requested but the specific name was not recognized.
Cancel Command
The system utilizes continuous dialog; when the system
requires more information from the user it will ask a At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and
question to which the user can respond without pressing you will be returned to the main menu.
button.
the Voice Command
or
buttons when the
You can also press the
system is listening for a command and be returned to the
main or previous menu.
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or
buttons while the sys- 2. If there is no phone currently connected with the
NOTE: Pressing the
system, a pop-up will appear.
tem is playing is known as “Barging In”, refer to “Barge
In — Overriding Prompts” for further information.
Pair (Link) Uconnect™ Phone To A Mobile Phone
To begin using your Uconnect™ Phone, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth威 enabled mobile phone.
To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The
Uconnect™ website may also provide detailed instructions for pairing.
NOTE:
• You must have Bluetooth威 enabled on your phone to
3. Select Yes to begin the pairing process. Then, search
complete this procedure.
for available devices on your Bluetooth威 enabled
• The vehicle must be in PARK.
mobile phone. When prompted on the phone, enter
the name and PIN shown on the Uconnect Touch™
1. Press the “Phone” soft-key on the screen to begin.
screen.
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• If No is selected, touch the “Settings” soft-key from
the Uconnect™ Phone main screen,
• Touch the “Add Device” soft-key,
• Search for available devices on your Bluetooth威
enabled mobile phone. When prompted on the
phone, enter the name and PIN shown on the
Uconnect Touch™ screen,
• See Step 4 to complete the process.
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4. Uconnect™ Phone will display an in progress screen
while the system is connecting.
5. When the pairing process has successfully completed,
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not
this is your favorite phone. Selecting Yes will make
this phone the highest priority. This phone will take
precedence over other paired phones within range.
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Pair Additional Mobile Phones
• Touch the “More” soft-key to begin,
• Touch the “Settings” soft-key,
• Next, touch the “Phone/Bluetooth威” soft-key,
• Touch the “Add Device” soft-key,
• Search for available devices on your Bluetooth威 enabled mobile phone. When prompted on the phone,
enter the name and PIN shown on the Uconnect
Touch™ screen,
• Uconnect™ Phone will display an in process screen NOTE: For phones which are not made a favorite, the
phone priority is determined by the order in which it was
while the system is connecting,
paired. The latest phone paired will have the higher
• When the pairing process has successfully completed,
priority.
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not
this is your favorite phone. Selecting Yes will make this You can also use the following VR commands to bring up
phone the highest priority. This phone will take pre- the Paired Phone screen from any screen on the radio:
cedence over other paired phones within range.
• “Show Paired Phones” or
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• “Connect My Phone”
Pair A Bluetooth威 Streaming Audio Device
• Touch the “Player” soft-key to begin,
• Change the Source to Bluetooth威,
• When the pairing process has successfully completed,
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not
this is your favorite device. Selecting Yes will make
this device the highest priority. This device will take
precedence over other paired devices within range.
NOTE: For devices which are not made a favorite, the
• Touch the “Bluetooth威” soft-key to display the Paired
device priority is determined by the order in which it was
Audio Devices screen,
paired. The latest device paired will have the higher
priority.
• Touch the “Add Device” soft-key,
NOTE: If there is no device currently connected with the You can also use the following VR command to bring up
a list of paired audio devices.
system, a pop-up will appear.
• Search for available devices on your Bluetooth威 en- • “Show Paired Audio Devices”
abled audio device. When prompted on the device, Connecting To A Particular Mobile Phone Or
enter the name and PIN shown on the Uconnect Audio Device
Touch™ screen,
Uconnect™ Phone will automatically connect to the
• Uconnect™ Phone will display an in process screen highest priority paired phone and/or Audio Device
while the system is connecting,
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within range. If you would need to choose a particular • Touch the X to exit out of the Settings screen.
phone or Audio Device follow these steps:
Deleting A Phone Or Audio Device
• Touch the “Settings” soft-key,
• Touch the “Settings” soft-key,
• Touch the “Phone/Bluetooth威” soft-key,
• Touch the Phone/Bluetooth威 soft-key,
• Touch to select the particular Phone or the “Paired
• Touch the + soft-key located to the right of the device
Audio Sources” soft-key and then an Audio Device,
name for a different Phone or Audio Device than the
currently connected device,
• Touch the X to exit out of the Settings screen.
Disconnecting A Phone or Audio Device
• The options pop-up will be displayed,
• Touch the “Settings” soft-key,
• Touch the “Delete Device” soft-key,
• Touch the “Phone/Bluetooth威” soft-key,
• Touch the X to exit out of the Settings screen.
• Touch the + soft-key located to the right of the device Making A Phone Or Audio Device A Favorite
name,
• Touch the “Settings” soft-key,
• The options pop-up will be displayed,
• Touch the “Phone/Bluetooth威” soft-key,
• Touch the “Disconnect Device” soft-key,
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• Touch the + soft-key located to the right of the device • To call a name from a downloaded mobile phonebook,
follow the procedure in “Call by Saying a Name”
name,
section.
• The options pop-up will be displayed,
• Automatic download and update, if supported, begins
• Touch the “Make Favorite” soft-key; you will see the
as soon as the Bluetooth威 wireless phone connection is
chosen device move to the top of the list,
made to the Uconnect™ Phone, for example, after you
start the vehicle.
• Touch the X to exit out of the Settings screen.
Phonebook Download — Automatic Phonebook
Transfer From Mobile Phone
• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be downloaded and updated every time a phone is connected
to the Uconnect™ Phone.
If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
Uconnect™ Phone automatically downloads names (text • Depending on the maximum number of entries downnames) and number entries from the mobile phone’s
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
phonebook. Specific Bluetooth威 Phones with Phone Book
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if availAccess Profile may support this feature. See Uconnect™
able, the previously downloaded phonebook is availwebsite for supported phones.
able for use.
• Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile
phone is accessible.
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• This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
deleted on the Uconnect™ Phone. These can only be
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are transferred and updated to Uconnect™ Phone on the next
phone connection.
Managing Your Favorite Phonebook
There are three ways you can add an entry to your
Favorite Phonebook.
1. During an active call of a number to make a favorite,
touch and hold a favorite button on the top of the
phone main screen.
NOTE: If the Favorites list is full, you will be asked to
2. After loading the mobile phonebook, select phone- remove an existing favorite.
book from the Phone main screen, then select the
3. From the Phone main screen, select phonebook. From
appropriate number. Touch the + next to the selected
the phonebook screen, select the “Favorites” soft-key
number to display the options pop-up. In the pop-up
and then select the + soft-key located to the right of the
select “Add to Favorites”.
phonebook record. Select an empty entry and touch
the + on that selected entry. When the Options pop-up
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appears, touch “Add from Mobile”. You will then be • Next select Favorites on the left side of the screen and
then touch the + Options soft-key.
asked which contact and number to choose from your
mobile phonebook. When complete the new favorite
• Touch the + next to the Favorite you would like to
will be shown.
remove.
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To Remove A Favorite
• To remove a Favorite, select phonebook from the
Phone main screen.
• The Options pop-up will display, touch “Remove from
Favs”.
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Emergency And Towing Assistance
The Emergency and Towing Favorite numbers can only
be altered. These cannot be deleted and the names cannot
be changed.
To change the Emergency or Towing number follow these
steps.
• Touch the “Phonebook” soft-key from the Phone main
screen.
• Touch the “Favorites” soft-key. Next scroll to the
bottom of the list to locate the Emergency and Towing
Favorites.
• The Options pop-up will appear and you can choose
between Editing the number or resetting the number
• Touch the + Options soft-key.
to default.
• Touch the + next to appropriate Favorite that is to be
Phone Call Features
altered.
The following features can be accessed through the
Uconnect™ Phone if the feature(s) are available and
supported by Bluetooth威 on your mobile service plan.
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For example, if your mobile service plan provides three- NOTE: All of the above operations except Redial can be
way calling, this feature can be accessed through the done with 1 call or less active.
Uconnect™ Phone. Check with your mobile service proDial By Saying A Number
vider for the features that you have.
• Press the
button to begin,
Ways To Initiate A Phone Call
Listed below are all the ways you can initiate a phone call • After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Dial 248-555-1212”,
with Uconnect™ Phone.
• Redial
• Dial by touching in the number
• The Uconnect™ Phone will dial the number 248-5551212.
Call By Saying A Phonebook Name
• Voice Commands (Dial by Saying a Name, Call by
• Press the
button to begin,
Saying a Phonebook Name, Redial, or Call Back)
• After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
• Favorite Phonebook
say “Call John Doe Mobile”,
• Mobile Phonebook
• The Uconnect™ Phone will dial the number associated
• Recent Call Log
with John Doe, or if there are multiple numbers it will
ask which number you want to call for John Doe.
• SMS Message Viewer
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Call Controls
Touch-Tone Number Entry
The touch-screen allows you to control the following call •
features:
•
• Answer
•
• End
•
• Ignore
• Hold/unhold
• Mute/unmute
• Transfer the call to/from the phone
• Swap 2 active calls
• Join 2 active calls together
Touch the “Phone” soft-key,
Touch the “Dial” soft-key,
The Touch-Tone screen will be displayed,
Use the numbered soft-keys to enter the number and
touch “Call”.
To send a touch tone using Voice Recognition (VR), press
button while in a call and say “Send 1234#” or
the
you can say “Send Voicemail Password” if Voicemail
password is stored in your mobile phonebook.
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Recent Calls
• All Calls
You may browse up to 34 of the most recent of each of the These can be accessed by touching the “recent calls”
following call types:
soft-key on the Phone main screen.
button and say “Show my
You can also press the
incoming calls” from any screen and the Incoming calls
will be displayed.
button and say “Show my
You can also press the
recent calls” from any screen and the All calls screen will
be displayed.
NOTE: Incoming can also be replaced with “Outgoing”,
“Recent” or “Missed”.
• Incoming Calls
• Outgoing Calls
• Missed Calls
Answer Or Ignore An Incoming Call — No Call
Currently In Progress
When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the
Uconnect™ Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio system, if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the
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button to accept the call. To ignore the
call. Press the
call, touch the “Ignore” soft-key on the touch-screen. You
can also touch the “answer” soft-key or touch the caller
ID box.
Answer Or Ignore 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
button, answer softmobile phone. Press the phone
key or caller ID box to place the current call on hold and
answer the incoming call.
Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
Progress
To make a second call while you are currently on a call,
button and say “Dial” or “Call” followed
press the
by the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to
call. The first call will be on hold while the second call is
in progress. Or you can place a call on hold by touching
the Hold soft-key on the Phone main screen, then dial a
number from the dialpad, recent calls, SMS Inbox or from
the phonebooks. To go back to the first call, refer to
“Toggling Between Calls” in this section. To combine two
calls, refer to “Join Calls” in this section.
Place/Retrieve A Call From Hold
NOTE: The Uconnect™ Phone compatible phones in the
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call During an active call, touch the “Hold” soft-key on the
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can Phone main screen.
only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
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Toggling Between Calls
Redial
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold), • Press the “Redial” soft-key,
touch the “Swap” soft-key on the Phone main screen.
and after the “Listening” prompt and
• or press the
Only one call can be placed on hold at a time.
the following beep, say “Redial”,
button to toggle between the
You can also press the
• After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
active and held phone call.
say “Redial”,
Join Calls
• The Uconnect™ Phone will call the last number that
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
was dialed from your mobile phone.
hold), touch the “Join Calls” soft-key on the Phone main
Call Continuation
screen to combine all calls into a Conference Call.
Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the
Call Termination
Uconnect™ Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the
but- switched to OFF.
ton or the end soft-key. Only the active call(s) will be
terminated and if there is a call on hold, it will become NOTE: The call will remain within the vehicle audio
the new active call. If the active call is terminated by the system until the phone becomes out of range for the
far end, a call on hold may not become active automati- Bluetooth威 connection. It is recommended to press the
“transfer” soft-key when leaving the vehicle.
cally. This is cell phone-dependent.
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Uconnect™ Phone Features
NOTE:
Emergency Assistance
• The Emergency call may also be initiated by using the
touch-screen.
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
reachable:
• The emergency number dialed is based on the country
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may
number for your area.
not be applicable with the available mobile service and
If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect™ Phone is
area.
operational, you may reach the emergency number as
• The Uconnect™ Phone does slightly lower your
follows:
chances of successfully making a phone call as to that
button to begin.
• Press the
for the mobile phone directly.
• After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Call Emergency” or “Dial Emergency” and the
Uconnect™ Phone will instruct the paired mobile
phone to call the emergency number. This feature is
supported in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
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WARNING!
Your phone must be turned on and connected to the
Uconnect™ Phone to allow use of this vehicle feature
in emergency situations, when the mobile phone has
network coverage and stays connected to the
Uconnect™ Phone.
Towing Assistance
If you need towing assistance:
• Press the
button to begin.
• The towing assistance number dialed is based on the
country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800-5282069 for the U.S., 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-143454 for Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside
Mexico City in Mexico). Please refer to the Chrysler
Group LLC 24-Hour “Towing Assistance” coverage
details in the Warranty Information Booklet and on the
24–Hour Towing Assistance Card.
Voice Mail Calling
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working
with Automated Systems”.
• After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep, Working With Automated Systems
say “Towing Assistance”.
This method is used in instances where one generally has
NOTE:
to press numbers on the mobile phone keypad while
navigating through an automated telephone system.
• The towing assistance call may also be initiated by
touch.
You can use your Uconnect™ Phone to access a voice
mail system or an automated service, such as a paging
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You can also send stored mobile phonebook entries as
tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager
entries. For example, if you previously created a Phonebook entry with First and/or Last Name as “Voicemail
Password”, then if you press the
button and say
When calling a number with your Uconnect™ Phone that
“Send Voicemail Password” the Uconnect™ Phone will
normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence
then send the corresponding phone number associated
on your mobile phone keypad, you can utilize the
with the phonebook entry, as tones over the phone.
button and say the word
touch-screen or press the
“Send” then the sequence you wish to enter. For example, NOTE:
if required to enter your PIN followed with a pound, (3 7
• The first number encountered for that contact will be
button and say, “Send 3 7 4
4 6 #), you can press the
sent. All other numbers entered for that contact will be
6 #”. Saying “Send” followed by a number, or sequence of
ignored.
numbers, is also to be used for navigating through an
automated customer service center menu structure, and • You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone
to leave a number on a pager.
network configurations. This is normal.
service or automated customer service line. Some services require immediate response selection. In some
instances, that may be too quick for use of the
Uconnect™ Phone.
• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time
out settings that are too short and may not allow the
use of this feature.
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• Pauses, wait or other characters that are supported by • Touch the “Display” soft-key, then scroll down to Voice
Response Length,
some phones are not supported over Bluetooth威.
These additional symbols will be ignored in the dialing
• Select either “Brief” or “Detailed” by touching the box
a numbered sequence.
next to the selection. A check-mark will appear to
show your selection.
Barge In — Overriding Prompts
The
button can be used when you wish to skip part
of a prompt and issue your voice command immediately.
For example, if a prompt is asking “There are 2 numbers
with the name John. Say the full name” you could press
button and say, “John Smith” to select that
the
option without having to listen to the rest of the voice
prompt.
Voice Response Length
Phone And Network Status Indicators
Uconnect™ Phone will provide notification to inform
you of your phone and network status when you are
attempting to make a phone call using Uconnect™
Phone. The status is given for network signal strength
and phone battery strength.
Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad
You can dial a phone number with your mobile phone
It is possible for you to choose between Brief and
keypad and still use the Uconnect™ Phone (while dialing
Detailed Voice Response Length.
via the mobile phone keypad, the user must exercise
• Touch the “More” soft-key, then touch the “Settings” caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
soft-key,
dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth威 mobile
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phone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s Advanced Phone Connectivity
audio system. The Uconnect™ Phone will work the same
Transfer Call To And From Mobile Phone
as if you dial the number using voice a command.
The Uconnect™ Phone allows ongoing calls to be transNOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the ferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect™ Phone
dial ring to the Uconnect™ Phone to play it on the vehicle without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situa- from your paired mobile phone to the Uconnect™ Phone
tion, after successfully dialing a number the user may feel or vice versa, press the Transfer button on the Phone
that the call did not go through even though the call is in main screen.
progress. Once your call is answered, you will hear the
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between The
audio.
Uconnect™ Phone And Mobile Phone
Mute/Un-Mute (Mute ON/OFF)
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth威
When you mute the Uconnect™ Phone, you will still be
connection between a Uconnect™ Phone paired mobile
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
phone and the Uconnect™ Phone, follow the instructions
party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. In
described in your mobile phone User’s Manual.
order to mute the Uconnect™ Phone simply touch the
Mute button on the Phone main screen.
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Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™
Phone
Voice Command
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather condition.
• For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to • Even though the system is designed for users speaking
in North American English, French, and Spanish acprovide at least ½ in (1 cm) gap between the overhead
cents, the system may not always work for some.
console (if equipped) and the mirror.
• When navigating through an automated system such
as voice mail, or when sending a page, before speaking
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
the digit string, make sure to say “Send”.
speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from
• Storing names in your favorites phonebook when the
you.
vehicle is not in motion is recommended.
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
• Phonebook (Mobile and Favorites) name recognition
during a voice command period.
rate is optimized when the entries are not similar.
• Performance is maximized under:
• You can say “O” (letter “O”) for “0” (zero).
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
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• Even though international dialing for most number • Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
not the Uconnect™ Phone.
number combinations may not be supported.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be • Echo at the far end can sometimes be reduced by
lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
compromised with the convertible top down.
Far End Audio Performance
• Audio quality is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather conditions, and
• operation from the driver’s seat.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
SMS
Uconnect™ Phone can read or send new messages on
your phone.
Your phone must support SMS over Bluetooth威 in order
to use this feature. If the Uconnect™ Phone determines
your phone is not compatible with SMS messaging over
Bluetooth威 the “Messaging” button will be greyed out
and the feature will not be available for use.
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NOTE: Uconnect™ Phone SMS is only available when
the vehicle is not in moving.
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Once a message is received and viewed or listened to,
you will have the following options:
Read Messages:
• Send a Reply
If you receive a new text message while your phone is • Forward
connected to Uconnect™ Phone, an announcement will
• Call
be made to notify you that you have a new text message.
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Send Messages Using Soft-Keys:
You can send messages using Uconnect™ Phone. To send
a new message:
• Touch the “Phone” soft-key,
• Touch the “messaging” soft-key then “New Message”,
• Touch one of the 18 preset messages and the person
you wish to send the message to,
• If multiple numbers are available for the contact select
which number you would like to have the message
sent,
• Press “Send” or “Cancel”.
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Send Messages Using Voice Commands:
• Press the
button,
• After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Send message to John Smith mobile”,
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• After the system prompts you for what message you
want to send, say the message you wish to send or say
“List”. There are 18 preset messages.
While the list of defined messages are being read, you can
button and
interrupt the system by pressing the
saying the message you want to send.
List of Preset Messages:
After the system confirms that you want to send your
1. Yes.
message to John Smith, your message will be sent.
2. No.
3. Okay.
4. I can’t talk right now.
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5. Call me.
15. Are you there yet?
6. I’ll call you later.
16. I need directions.
7. I’m on my way.
17. I’m lost.
8. Thanks.
18. See you later.
9. I’ll be late.
Bluetooth威 Communication Link
10. I will be <number> minutes late.
Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the
Uconnect™ Phone. When this happens, the connection
can generally be reestablished by switching the phone
OFF/ON. Your mobile phone is recommended to remain
in Bluetooth威 ON mode.
11. See you in <number> minutes.
12. Stuck in traffic.
13. Start without me.
14. Where are you?
Power-Up
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either the
ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you
must wait at least 15 seconds prior to using the system.
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Voice Tree
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NOTE:
4. You can replace “248 555 1212” with any phone
number supported by your Mobile phone.
1. You can replace “John Smith” with any name in your
mobile or favorite phone book. You can also say “Send 5. These commands can be used during a phone call after
a message to John Smith” and the system will ask you
pushing the Uconnect™ Voice Command button on
which phone number you want to send a message to
the steering wheel. Please note the call will be muted
for John Smith.
while the VR session is active.
2. You can replace “Mobile” with “Home”, “Work” or 6. Send dial tones for automated systems is available
“Other”.
while a call is active. This is an example that uses a
Phonebook Record named “Voicemail Password.”
3. You can replace “Incoming Calls” with “Outgoing
Calls” or “Missed Calls”.
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7. Storing Dial tones in contact names is possible but 9. Emergency and Towing assistance are contacts that
only the first number encountered in a contact name
have been pre-loaded in the phonebooks. Commands
will be sent. For example if there is a number stored in
such as “Call Emergency” and “Call Towing Assisthe Home and Work numbers for the contact “Voicetance” will call the corresponding number stored with
mail password” only the Home number will be sent
those contacts.
8. If your phone does not support phonebook download NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
or call log download over Bluetooth than these com- face and underlined in the gray shaded boxes.
mands will return a response that the contact does not
exist in the phonebook.
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NOTE:
6. You can replace “4” with any message number shown
on the screen.
1. You can replace “John Smith” with any name in your
mobile or favorite phone book. You can also say “Send 7. If your phone does not support phonebook download
a message to John Smith” and the system will ask you
or call log download over Bluetooth than these comwhich phone number you want to send a message to
mands will return a response that the contact does not
for John Smith.
exist in the phonebook.
2. You can replace “Mobile” with “Home”, “Work” or NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
“Other”.
face and underlined in the gray shaded boxes.
3. You can replace “Incoming Calls” with “Outgoing General Information
Calls” or “Missed Calls”.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
4. Messaging commands only work if the Uconnect RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
system is equipped with this feature and the mobile following conditions:
phone supports messaging over Bluetooth.
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
5. You can replace “248 555 1212” with any phone
number supported by your Mobile phone.
the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
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• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
VOICE COMMAND
Uconnect Touch™ 8.4/8.4 Nav
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws. All attention should be kept on the roadway
ahead. Failure to do so may result in a collision
causing serious injury or death.
The Uconnect™ Voice Command system al- When you press the Uconnect™ Voice Command
lows you to control your AM, FM radio, satelbutton, you will hear a beep. The beep is your signal
lite radio, disc player, SD Card, USB/iPod and to give a command.
Sirius Travel Link.
If no command is spoken the system will say one of two
NOTE: Take care to speak into the Voice Command responses:
system as calmly and normally as possible. The ability of
• I didn’t understand
the Voice Command system to recognize user voice
commands may be negatively affected by rapid speaking • I didn’t get that, etc.,
or a raised voice level.
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If a command is not spoken a second time, the system
will respond with an error and give some direction as
what can be said based on the context you are in. After
three consecutive failures of a spoken command the VR
session with end.
button
Pressing the Uconnect™ Voice Command
while the system is speaking is known as “barging in.”
The system will be interrupted, and after the beep, you
can say a command. This will become helpful once you
start to learn the options.
NOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel” or
“Help”.
These commands are universal and can be used from any
menu. All other commands can be used depending upon
the active application.
When using this system, you should speak clearly and at
a normal speaking volume.
The system will best recognize your speech if the windows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan is
set to low.
At any point, if the system does not recognize one of your
commands, you will be prompted to repeat it.
To hear available commands, press the Uconnect™ Voice
button and say “Help”. You will hear
Command
available commands for the screen displayed.
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The system utilizes continuous dialog; when the system
requires more information from the user it will ask a
Natural speech allows the user to speak commands in
question to which the user can respond without pressing
phrases or complete sentences. The system filters out
button.
the Uconnect™ Voice Command
certain non-word utterances and sounds such as “ah”
and “eh”. The system handles fill-in words such as “I Uconnect™ Voice Commands
would like to”.
The Uconnect™ Voice Command system understands
The system handles multiple inputs in the same phrase two types of commands. Universal commands are availor sentence such as “make a phone call” and “to Kelly able at all times. Local commands are available if the
Smith”. For multiple inputs in the same phrase or sen- supported radio mode is active.
tence, the system identifies the topic or context and Start a dialogue by pressing the Uconnect™ Voice Comprovides the associated follow-up prompt such as “Who mand
button.
do you want to call?” in the case where a phone call was
requested but the specific name was not recognized.
Natural Speech
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Changing the Volume
Starting Voice Recognition (VR) Session in
Radio/Player Modes
1. Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
In this mode, you can say the following commands:
button.
NOTE: The commands can be said on any screen when
a call is not active after pushing the Uconnect™ Voice
3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the
button.
Command
volume to a comfortable level while the Voice Command system is speaking. Please note the volume Disc
setting for Voice Command is different than the audio To switch to the disc mode, say “Change source to Disc”.
system.
This command can be given in any mode or screen:
2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
• “Track” (#) (to change the track)
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Voice Tree
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NOTE:
3. You can replace “8” with any other satellite station
named received by the radio.
1. You can replace “950 AM” with any other AM or FM
frequency, such as “98.7 FM”.
4. You can replace “rock” with any of the satellite music
types.
2. You can replace “80’s on 8” with any other satellite
station name received by the radio.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and shaded grey.
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NOTE:
3. Playlist, Podcast and audio book commands are only
available when the iPod is connected and playing.
1. You can replace the album, artist, song, genre, playlist,
podcast and audio book names with any correspond- 4. VR commands, Albums, Artists, and Genre names are
ing names on the current device that is playing.
based on the music database provided by Gracenote.
2. You can replace “8” with any track on the CD that is NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
currently playing. Command is only available when face and shaded grey.
CD is playing.
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3. You can also say “Show Current Weather” or “Show
extended weather” or “Show five day forecast” or
1. You can replace “NFL” with any league shown on the
“Show ski info” to get other forecasts.
sports league screen. For example you can say “Show
MLB headlines” or “Show PGA headlines”.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and shaded grey.
2. You can replace “Headlines” with any menu items
shown on a league screen. For example you can say
“Show NFL Schedule and results” or “Show NCAA
Basketball AP top 25” or “Show Major League Baseball
Teams”.
NOTE:
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NOTE:
1. Only available with Navigation equipped vehicles.
3. Navigation commands only work if equipped with
Navigation.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
2. You can replace “Player” with “Radio”, “Navigation”,
face and shaded grey.
“Phone”, “Climate”, “More” or “Settings”.
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NOTE:
1. You can also say “Find City”, “Find Favorite”, “Find
Play by Category”, “Find Play by Name”, “Find
Recently Found”, “Where to?” or “Go Home”.
2. You can say “Find Nearest” then “Restaurant”, “Fuel”,
“Transit”, “Lodging”, “Shopping”, “Bank”, “Entertainment”, “Recreation”, “Attractions”, “Community”, “Auto Services”, “Hospitals”, “Parking”, “Airport”, “Police Stations”, “Fire Stations”, or “Auto
Dealers”.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and shaded grey.
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NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold Driver’s Power Seat — If Equipped
face and shaded grey.
The power seat switch is on the outboard side of the seat
near the floor. Use this switch to move the seat up, down,
SEATS
forward, rearward or to tilt the seat.
Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the
vehicle.
WARNING!
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts. In a collision, people riding in these areas are
more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
Power Seat Switch
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Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward.
Push the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will
move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch
when the desired position has been reached.
Adjusting The Seat Up Or Down
The height of the seats can be adjusted up or down. Pull
upward or push downward on the seat switch, the seat
will move in the direction of the switch. Release the
switch when the desired position is reached.
Tilting The Seat Up Or Down
The angle of the seat cushion can be adjusted in four
directions. Pull upward or push downward on the front
or rear of the seat switch; the front or rear of the seat
cushion will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position is reached.
WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
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CAUTION!
Do not place any article under a power seat or
impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to
the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited if
movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s
path.
Power Lumbar — If Equipped
The Power Lumbar switch is located on the outboard side
of the driver’s seat. Push the switch forward to increase
the lumbar support. Push the switch rearward to dePower Lumbar Switch
crease the lumbar support. Pushing upward or downHeated
Seats
—
If Equipped
ward on the switch will raise or lower the position of the
support.
On some models, the front driver and passenger seats
may be equipped with heaters in both the seat cushions
and seatbacks. The heated seats are operated using the
Uconnect™ Touch System.
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WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise care
when using the seat heater. It may cause burns
even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time.
• Do not place anything on the seat or seatback that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or cushion.
This may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting
in a seat that has been overheated could cause
serious burns due to the increased surface temperature of the seat.
For Vehicles Equipped With Uconnect Touch™ 4.3:
Touch the CLIMATE hard-key (located on the left side of
the Uconnect Touch™ display) to enter the climate control screen.
Touch the “Driver” or “Pass” seat soft-key
(located on the Uconnect Touch™ display)
once to select HI-level heating. Touch the softkey a second time to select LO-level heating.
Touch the soft-key a third time to shut the heating
elements OFF.
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When the HI-level setting is selected, the heater will
provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes
of operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the
normal HI-level. If the HI-level setting is selected, the
system will automatically switch to LO-level after a
maximum of 30 minutes of continuous operation. At that
time, the display will change from HI to LO, indicating
the change. The LO-level setting will turn OFF automatically after a maximum of 30 minutes.
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For Vehicles Equipped With Uconnect Touch™ 8.4
and 8.4 Nav:
Press the “Controls” soft-key located on the Uconnect
Touch™ display.
Controls Soft-Key
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Press the “Driver” or “Passenger” seat soft-key
once to select HI-level heating. Press the softkey a second time to select LO-level heating.
Press the soft-key a third time to shut the
heating elements OFF.
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
within two to five minutes.
Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
driver’s heated seat can be programmed to come on
during a remote start. Refer to “Remote Starting System
— If Equipped” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
Manual Front Seat Adjustments
For models equipped with manual seats, the driver and
passenger seats can be adjusted forward or rearward by
using a bar located by the front of the seat cushion, near
the floor.
Heated Seats Soft-Keys
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WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
Manual Seat Adjustment
While sitting in the seat, lift up on the bar located and
move the seat forward or rearward. Release the bar once
the desired position has been reached. Then, using body
pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be
sure that the seat adjusters have latched.
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Recliner Adjustment
The recline lever is located on the outboard side of the
seat. To recline the seat, lean forward slightly, lift the
lever, lean back to the desired position and release the
lever. To return the seatback to its normal upright position, lean forward and lift the lever. Release the lever
once the seatback is in the upright position.
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
adjusted properly and you could be injured. Adjust
the seat only while the vehicle is parked.
• 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.
Driver’s Seat Height Adjustment — If Equipped
The seat height control lever is located on the outboard
side of the seat. Raise the lever to raise the seat. Lower the
lever to lower the seat. The total seat travel is approximately 2.15 in (55 mm).
Seatback Release
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hardback surface that you can use as a work surface
when the seat is folded flat and the vehicle is not in
motion.
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Seat Height Adjustment Lever
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat — If Equipped
This feature allows for extended cargo space. When the
Fold-Flat Seat
seat is folded flat, it is an extension of the load floor
surface (allowing long cargo to fit from the rear hatch up Pull upward on the recline lever to fold or unfold the
to the instrument panel). The fold-flat seatback also has a seat.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. Adjust any seat only while
the vehicle is parked.
The head restraints for all occupants must be properly adjusted prior to operating the vehicle or occupying a seat. Head restraints should never be adjusted while the vehicle is in motion. Driving a
vehicle with the head restraints improperly adjusted
or removed could cause serious injury or death in the
event of a collision.
Head Restraints
Head restraints are designed to reduce the risk of injury
by restricting head movement in the event of a rear
Active Head Restraints (AHR) — Front Seats
impact. Head restraints should be adjusted so that the top
of the head restraint is located above the top of your ear. Active Head Restraints are passive, deployable components, and vehicles with this equipment can not be
readily identified by any markings, only through visual
inspection of the head restraint. The head restraint will be
split in two halves, with the front half being soft foam
and trim, the back half being decorative plastic.
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When AHRs deploy during a rear impact, the front half
of the head restraint extends forward to minimize the gap
between the back of the occupant’s head and the AHR.
This system is designed to help prevent or reduce the
extent of injuries to the driver and front passenger in
certain types of rear impacts. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint.
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Push Button
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For comfort, the Active Head Restraints can be tilted
forward and backward. To tilt the head restraint closer to
the back of your head, pull forward on the bottom of the
head restraint. Push rearward on the bottom of the head
restraint to move the head restraint away from your
head.
Active Head Restraint (Tilted)
Active Head Restraint (Normal Position)
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NOTE:
• The head restraints should only be removed by qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either of
the head restraints require removal, see your authorized dealer.
• In the event of deployment of an Active Head Restraint, refer to “Occupant Restraints/Supplemental
Active Head Restraints (AHR)/Resetting Active Head
Restraints (AHR)” in “Things To Know Before Starting
Your Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
• Do not place items over the top of the Active Head
Restraint, such as coats, seat covers or portable
DVD players. These items may interfere with the
operation of the Active Head Restraint in the event
of a collision and could result in serious injury or
death.
• Active Head Restraints may be deployed if they are
struck by an object such as a hand, foot or loose
cargo. To avoid accidental deployment of the Active Head Restraint ensure that all cargo is secured,
as loose cargo could contact the Active Head Restraint during sudden stops. Failure to follow this
warning could cause personal injury if the Active
Head Restraint is deployed.
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Head Restraints — Second Row Seats
NOTE:
The rear seats are equipped with adjustable head re- • The head restraints should only be removed by qualistraints. To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the
fied technicians, for service purposes only. If any of the
head restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the
head restraints require removal, see your authorized
adjustment button, located on the base of the head
dealer.
restraint, and push downward on the head restraint.
• For proper routing of a Child Seat Tether, refer to
“Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before
Starting Your Vehicle”.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the head restraints removed or
improperly adjusted could cause serious injury or
death in the event of a collision. The head restraints
should be checked prior to operating the vehicle and
never adjusted while the vehicle is in motion.
Adjustment Button
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Third Row Passenger Seats — Seven Passenger
Models
These head restraints are non-adjustable and nonremovable. However, you can fold them forward when
they are not in use by passengers. Refer to “50/50 Split
Third-Row Passenger Seats With Fold-Flat Feature —
Seven Passenger Models” for further information.
WARNING!
Do not allow a passenger to sit in a third row seat
without having the head restraint unfolded and
locked in place. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury to the passenger in the event
of a collision.
60/40 Split Second-Row Passenger Seats
To provide additional storage area, each second-row
passenger seat can be folded flat. This allows for extended cargo space and still maintains some seating room
if needed.
NOTE: Prior to folding the second-row passenger seat,
make sure the front seatback is not in a reclined position.
This will allow the second-row seat to fold easily.
WARNING!
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• On seven passenger models, do not allow a passenger to sit in a third row seat with the second row
seatback(s) folded flat. In a collision, the passenger
could slide underneath the seat belt and be seriously or even fatally injured.
To Fold The Seat
Seatback Release
2. Place one hand on the seatback and apply a gentle
pressure.
1. Locate the control lever on the lower outboard side of
the seat.
3. Lift the control lever with the other hand, allow the
seatback to move forward slightly, and then release the
lever.
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WARNING!
To prevent personal injury or damage to objects,
keep your head, arms, and objects out of the folding
path of the seatback.
4. Gently guide the seatback into the folded position.
Forward And Rearward Adjustment
The control lever is on the outboard side of the seat. Lift
the lever to move the seat forward or rearward. Release
the lever once the seat is in the desired position. Then,
using body pressure, move forward and rearward on the
seat to be sure that the seat adjusters have latched.
To Unfold The Seat
Raise the seatback and lock it in place.
WARNING!
Be certain that the seatback is locked securely into
position. Otherwise, the seat will not provide the
proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An
improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
Manual Seat Adjustment
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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
adjusted properly and you could be injured. Adjust
any seat only while the vehicle is parked.
Recliner Adjustment
The recline lever is on the outboard side of the seat. To
recline the seatback, lean back, lift the lever, position the
seatback as desired, and then release the lever. To return
the seatback to its normal upright position, lean back, lift
the lever, lean forward, and then release the lever once
the seatback is in the upright position.
Recline Lever
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WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
adjusted properly and you could be injured. Adjust
the seat only while the vehicle is parked.
• 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.
Seatback/Armrest — Second Row Passenger Seat
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Seatback/Armrest
Raise the seatback/armrest and lock it in place when not
The latch release-loop is located at the top of the in use, or when additional seating area is required.
seatback/armrest. Pull the release-loop forward to release the latch and then downward to lower the
seatback/armrest.
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WARNING!
Keep the latch clean and free of objects and be
certain that the seatback/armrest is locked securely
into position. Otherwise, the seat will not provide the
proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An
improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
Move the control lever on the upper outboard side of the
seatback forward. Then, in one fluid motion, the seat
cushion flips upward and the seat moves forward on its
tracks.
Stadium Tip ’n Slide™ (Easy Entry/Exit Seat) —
Seven Passenger Models
This feature allows passengers to easily enter or exit the
third-row passenger seats from either side of the vehicle.
To Move The Second-Row Passenger Seat Forward
NOTE: Raise the seatback/armrest before moving the
seat to allow for full seat travel.
Tip ’n Slide™ Control Lever
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WARNING!
Do not drive the vehicle with the seat in this position, as it is only intended for entering and exiting
the third row seats. Failure to follow this warning
may result in personal injury.
To Unfold And Move The Second-Row Passenger Seat
Rearward
Tip n Slide Seat™
Move the seatback rearward until it locks in place and
then continue sliding the seat rearward on its tracks until
it locks in place.
NOTE: A hand-grip is molded into the front of each Push the seat cushion downward to lock it in place.
quarter trim panel near the door opening to assist entry Adjust the seat track position as desired. Using body
and exit from the third-row passenger seats.
pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be
sure that the seat adjusters have latched.
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WARNING!
Be certain that the seatback and seat are locked
securely into position. Otherwise, the seat will not
provide the proper stability for child seats and/or
passengers. An improperly latched seat could cause
serious injury.
To Fold The Seatback
Pull the latch release-loop located at the top of the
seatback upward, push the seatback forward slightly, and
release the release-loop. Then, continue to push the
seatback forward. The head restraints will fold automatically as the seatback moves forward.
50/50 Split Third-Row Passenger Seats With
Fold-Flat Feature — Seven Passenger Models
To provide additional storage area, each third-row passenger seatback can be folded flat. This allows for extended cargo space and still maintains some rear seating
room if needed.
NOTE: Prior to folding the third-row passenger seatback, make sure the second-row passenger seatback is
not in a reclined position. This will allow the seatback to
fold easily.
Seatback Release
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The seatback can also be locked in the reclined position.
Grasp the assist strap loop on the seatback and pull it To do so, pull the latch release-loop located at the top of
toward you to raise the seatback. Continue to raise the the seatback upward, allow the seatback to recline, and
release the release-loop.
seatback until it locks in place. Raise the head restraint to
lock it in place.
To Unfold The Seatback
WARNING!
• Be certain that the seatback is locked securely into
position. Otherwise, the seat will not provide the
proper stability for passengers. An improperly
latched seat could cause serious injury.
• Do not allow a passenger to sit in a third row seat
without having the head restraint unfolded and
locked in place. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury to the passenger in the
event of a collision.
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Assist Strap
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow a passenger to sit in a third row seat
with the second row seatback(s) folded flat. In a
collision, the passenger could slide underneath the
seat belt and be seriously or even fatally injured.
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
Two latches must be released to open the hood.
1. Pull the hood release lever located under the left side
of the instrument panel.
Hood Release
2. Outside of the vehicle, locate the safety latch lever
near the center of the grille between the grille and
hood opening. Push the safety latch lever to the right
and then raise the hood.
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Underhood Safety Latch
Use the hood prop rod to secure the hood in the open
position. Place the upper end of the prop rod in the hole
on the underside of the hood.
Hood Prop Rod
CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage:
• Before closing hood, make sure the hood prop rod
is fully seated into its storage retaining clips.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
LIGHTS
Headlight Switch
The headlight switch is located on the left side of the
instrument panel. This switch controls the operation of the
headlights, parking lights, instrument panel lights, instrument panel light dimming, interior lights and fog lights.
WARNING!
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your
vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open
when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.
Failure to follow this warning could result in serious
injury or death.
Headlight Switch
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Rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the first detent
for parking lights and instrument panel light operation.
Rotate the headlight switch to the second detent for
headlight, parking light and instrument panel light operation.
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
This system automatically turns the headlights on or off
according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on,
rotate the headlight switch counterclockwise to the
AUTO position. When the system is on, the headlight
time delay feature is also on. This means the headlights
will stay on for up to 90 seconds after you place the
ignition into the OFF position. To turn the automatic
system off, move the headlight switch out of the AUTO
position.
NOTE: The engine must be running before the headlights will come on in the automatic mode.
Headlights On With Wipers (Available with
Automatic Headlights Only)
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In
addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
NOTE: The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be
turned on or off using the Uconnect Touch™ System,
refer to “Uconnect Touch™ Settings” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Headlight Time Delay
This feature provides the safety of headlight illumination
for up to 90 seconds when leaving your vehicle in an
unlit area.
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To activate the delay feature, turn OFF the ignition switch
while the headlights are still on. Then, turn off the
headlights within 45 seconds. The delay interval begins
when the headlight switch is turned off.
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) — If Equipped
The Daytime Running Lights will turn ON the first time
the vehicle is shifted out of PARK, and remain ON unless
the parking brake is applied. Upon returning to the
NOTE: The lights must be turned off within 45 seconds PARK position, the DRLs will turn OFF. DRLs will turn
OFF when the ignition is switched OFF.
of turning the ignition OFF to activate this feature.
If you turn the headlights, parking lights or ignition NOTE: The daytime running lights can be turned on and
off using the Uconnect Touch™ System, refer to
switch ON again, the system will cancel the delay.
“Uconnect Touch™ Settings — Customer Programmable
If you turn the headlights off before the ignition, they will
Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
turn off in the normal manner.
further information.
NOTE: The Headlight Time Delay is programmable usLights-On Reminder
ing the Uconnect Touch™ System, refer to “Uconnect
Touch™ Settings — Customer Programmable Features” If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further is turned OFF, a chime will sound to alert the driver
when the driver’s door is opened.
information.
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To activate the front fog lights, turn on the parking
lights or the low beam headlights and press the
The front fog light switch is built into the headlight
headlight
switch. To turn off the front fog lights, either
switch.
press the headlight switch a second time or turn off the
headlight switch.
Fog Lights — If Equipped
An indicator light in the instrument cluster illuminates
when the fog lights are turned on.
NOTE: The fog lights will operate when the low beam
headlights or parking lights are on. However, selecting
the high beam headlights will turn off the fog lights.
Fog Light Switch
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Multifunction Lever
Turn Signals
The multifunction lever controls the operation of the turn Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows
signals, headlight beam selection and passing lights. The on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show
multifunction lever is located on the left side of the proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
steering column.
NOTE:
• If either light remains on and does not flash, or there is
a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside light
bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is
moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is
defective.
• A “Turn Signal On” message will appear in the EVIC
(if equipped) and a continuous chime will sound if the
vehicle is driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either
turn signal on.
Multifunction Lever
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Lane Change Assist
Interior Lights
Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond The interior lights come on when a door is opened.
the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash
To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn off
three times then automatically turn off.
automatically 10 minutes after the ignition switch is
moved to the LOCK position. This will occur if the
High/Low Beam Switch
interior lights were switched on manually or are on
Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch
because a door is open. This includes the glove box light,
the headlights to high beam. Pull the multifunction lever
but not the trunk light. To restore interior light operation,
toward you to switch the headlights back to low beam.
either turn the ignition switch ON or cycle the light
Flash-To-Pass
switch.
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This
will turn on the high beams headlights until the lever is
released.
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224 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Dimmer Controls
The dimmer control is part of the headlight switch and is
located on the left side of the instrument panel. Rotating
the dimmer control upward with the parking lights or
headlights on will increase the brightness of the instrument panel lights, door map pockets and cupholders (if
equipped).
Dome Light Position
Rotate the dimmer control completely upward to the
second detent to turn on the interior lights. The interior
lights will remain on when the dimmer control is in this
position.
Interior Light Defeat (OFF)
Rotate the dimmer control to the extreme bottom off
position. The interior lights will remain off when the
doors are open.
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness Feature)
Rotate the dimmer control upward to the first detent.
This feature brightens all text displays such as the
odometer, EVIC (if equipped), and radio when the parking lights or headlights are on.
Dimmer Controls
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Map/Reading Lights
These lights are mounted between the sun visors on the
overhead console. Refer to “Overhead Console” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further
information.
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
The windshield wiper/washer control lever is located on
the left side of the steering column.
Windshield Wiper/Washer Lever
The front wipers are operated by rotating a switch,
located at the end of the lever. For information on using
the rear window wiper/washer, refer to “Rear Window
Features” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
226 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Intermittent Wiper System
Use the intermittent wiper system when weather conditions make a single wiping cycle, with a variable pause
between cycles, desirable. Rotate the end of the windshield wiper/washer control lever to one of the first five
detents to select the desired delay interval.
There are five delay settings, which allow you to regulate
the wipe interval from a minimum of one cycle every two
seconds to a maximum of approximately 36 seconds
between cycles at vehicle speeds below 10 mph
(16 km/h). At speeds greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), the
delay varies from a minimum of one cycle every second
to a maximum of approximately 18 seconds between
cycles.
NOTE: The wiper delay times depend on vehicle speed.
If the vehicle is moving less than 10 mph (16 km/h),
delay times will be doubled.
Windshield Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the lever upward, to the first detent past
the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper operation.
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the second detent
past the intermittent settings for high-speed wiper operation.
Front Wiper Control
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 227
CAUTION!
Front Wiper Control
NOTE: The wipers will automatically return to the
“park” position if you turn OFF the ignition switch while
they are operating. The wipers will resume operation
when you turn the ignition switch back to the ON
position.
• Turn the windshield wipers OFF when driving
through an automatic car wash. Damage to the
windshield wipers may result if the wiper control
is left in any position other than OFF.
• In cold weather, always turn OFF the wiper switch
and allow the wipers to return to the park position
before turning OFF the engine. If the wiper switch
is left ON and the wipers freeze to the windshield,
damage to the wiper motor may occur when the
vehicle is restarted.
• Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents
the windshield wiper blades from returning to the
“park” position. If the windshield wiper control is
turned OFF, and the blades cannot return to the
“park” position, damage to the wiper motor may
occur.
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228 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Windshield Washers
To use the windshield washer, push the washer knob,
located on the end of the multifunction lever, inward to
the second detent.
If you activate the washer while the wiper control is in
the delay range, the wipers will operate in low-speed for
two or three wipe cycles after releasing the lever and then
resume the intermittent interval previously selected.
WARNING!
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to a collision. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
windshield with the defroster before and during
windshield washer use.
If you activate the washer while the wiper control is in Mist Feature
the OFF position, the wipers will operate for two or three Push the washer knob, located on the end of the multiwipe cycles and then turn OFF.
function lever, inward to the first detent to activate a
single wipe cycle to clear the windshield of road mist or
spray from a passing vehicle. The wipers will continue to
operate until you release the lever.
NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer
pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the
windshield. The wash function must be used in order to
spray the windshield with washer fluid.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 229
Headlights On With Wipers (Available with
Automatic Headlights Only)
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In
addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
NOTE: The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be
turned on or off using the Uconnect Touch™ System,
refer to “Uconnect Touch™ Settings” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or
shorten the steering column. The tilt/telescoping control
handle is located below the steering wheel at the end of
the steering column.
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Tilt/Telescoping Steering Control Handle
To unlock the steering column, push the control handle
downward. To tilt the steering column, move the steering
wheel upward or downward as desired. To lengthen or
shorten the steering column, pull the steering wheel
outward or push it inward as desired. To lock the steering
column in position, pull the control handle upward until
fully engaged.
230 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Be sure the
steering column is locked before driving your vehicle. Failure to follow this warning may result in
serious injury or death.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
Electronic Speed Control Buttons
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph
1 — ON/OFF
2 — RES +
(40 km/h).
4 — CANCEL
3 — SET -
The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the
NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Elecright side of the steering wheel.
tronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut
down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated at
the same time. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Control
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 231
System can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic To Set A Desired Speed
Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle
vehicle set speed.
has reached the desired speed, press the SET (-) button
and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will
To Activate
operate at the selected speed.
Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator Light in
the instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed
off, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The Cruise and on level ground before pressing the SET button.
Indicator Light will turn off. The system should be
To Deactivate
turned off when not in use.
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL
button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the
WARNING!
vehicle will deactivate Electronic Speed Control without
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on erasing the set speed memory. Pressing the ON/OFF
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally button or turning the ignition switch OFF erases the set
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want. speed memory.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the system OFF when you are not using it.
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232 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
decrease until the button is released. Release the button
when the desired speed is reached, and the new set speed
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+)
will be established.
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed
Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph
above 20 mph (32 km/h).
(1.6 km/h) decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
To Vary The Speed Setting
the button results in a decrease of 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can increase speed by pushing the RES (+) button. If the button To Accelerate For Passing
is continually pressed, the set speed will continue to Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
increase until the button is released, then the new set pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
speed will be established.
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the
(1.6 km/h) increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
vehicle set speed.
the button results in an increase of 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on
set, push the SET (-) button. If the button is continually
moderate hills is normal.
held in the SET (-) position, the set speed will continue to
To Resume Speed
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 233
On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so during a parking maneuver. Refer to “ParkSense威 System
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed Usage Precautions” for limitations of this system and
recommendations.
Control.
WARNING!
Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the
system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you
could lose control and have an accident. Do not use
Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads
that are winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery.
PARKSENSE姞 REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
EQUIPPED
ParkSense威 will retain the last system state (enabled or
disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is
changed to the ON/RUN position.
ParkSense威 can be active only when the shift lever is in
REVERSE. If ParkSense威 is enabled at this shift lever
position, the system will remain active until the vehicle
speed is increased to approximately 7 mph (11 km/h) or
above. The system will become active again if the vehicle
speed is decreased to speeds less than approximately
6 mph (9 km/h).
ParkSense姞 Sensors
The ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist system provides visual
and audible indications of the distance between the rear The four ParkSense威 sensors, located in the rear fascia/
fascia and a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g. bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is
within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect
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234 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
obstacles from approximately 12 in (30 cm) up to 79 in ParkSense姞 Display
(200 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal When the vehicle is in REVERSE, the warning display
direction, depending on the location, type and orienta- will turn ON indicating the system status.
tion of the obstacle.
ParkSense姞 Warning Display
The ParkSense威 Warning screen will only be displayed if
Sound and Display is selected from the Uconnect
Touch™ System. Refer to “Uconnect Touch™ Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The ParkSense威 Warning screen is located within the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). It provides
visual warnings to indicate the distance between the rear
fascia/bumper and the detected obstacle. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Settings” in
Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Park Assist Ready
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 235
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Park Assist System Off
The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing
three solid arcs and will produce a one-half second tone.
As the vehicle moves closer to the object, the EVIC
display will show fewer arcs and the sound tone will
change from slow, to fast, to continuous.
Slow Tone
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Fast Tone
Continuous Tone
The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the warning
display shows one flashing arc and sounds a continuous
tone. The following chart shows the warning alert operation when the system is detecting an obstacle:
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 237
Rear Distance
(in/cm)
Audible Alert
Chime
Arcs
Greater than
79 in (200 cm)
None
None
WARNING ALERTS
79-39 in
39-25 in
(200-100 cm)
(100-65 cm)
Single 1/2Slow
Second Tone
3 Solid
3 Slow
(Continuous)
Flashing
Enabling And Disabling ParkSense姞
25-12 in
(65-30 cm)
Fast
Less than
12 in (30 cm)
Continuous
2 Slow
Flashing
1 Slow
Flashing
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information. When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE
and the system is disabled, the EVIC will display the
“PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for as long as the
vehicle is in REVERSE at or below 7 mph (11 km/h).
ParkSense威 can be enabled and disabled using the
Uconnect Touch™ System. The available choices are: Off,
Sound Only, or Sound and Display. Refer to “Uconnect
Touch™ Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
Service The ParkSense姞 Rear Park Assist System
When the ParkSense威 soft-key is pressed to disable the
system, the EVIC will display the “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for approximately five seconds.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”
When the ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist system is malfunctioning, the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) will actuate a single chime, once per ignition
cycle, and it will display the “CLEAN PARK ASSIST”,
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238 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
“SERVICE PARK ASSIST”, or “SERVICE PARK ASSIST
SYSTEM” message. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information. When the shift lever is
moved to REVERSE and the system has detected a fault
condition, the EVIC will display the “CLEAN PARK
ASSIST ”, “SERVICE PARK ASSIST”, or the “SERVICE
PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message for as long as the
vehicle is in REVERSE. Under this condition, ParkSense威
will not operate.
Cleaning The ParkSense姞 System
Clean the ParkSense威 sensors with water, car wash soap
and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not
scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could damage the sensors.
ParkSense姞 System Usage Precautions
NOTE:
• Ensure that the rear bumper is free of snow, ice, mud,
dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense威 system operatIf “CLEAN PARK ASSIST” appears in the Electronic
ing properly.
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) make sure the outer
surface and the underside of the rear fascia/bumper is • Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
affect the performance of ParkSense威.
clean and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt or other obstruction and then cycle the ignition. If the message continues
• When you turn ParkSense威 off, the EVIC will display
to appear see an authorized dealer.
“PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF.” Furthermore, once you
If “SERVICE PARK ASSIST” or “SERVICE PARK ASSIST
turn ParkSense威 off, it remains off until you turn it on
SYSTEM” appears in the EVIC, see an authorized dealer.
again, even if you cycle the ignition key.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 239
• When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE position
and ParkSense威 is turned off, the instrument cluster
will display the “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE at or
below 7 mph (11 km/h).
• Clean the ParkSense威 sensors regularly, taking care not
to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not be
covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris.
Failure to do so can result in the system not working
properly. The ParkSense威 system might not detect an
obstacle behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide
a false indication that an obstacle is behind the
fascia/bumper.
• Objects such as bicycle carriers, trailer hitches, etc.,
must not be placed within 12 in (30 cm) from the rear
fascia/bumper while driving the vehicle. Failure to do
so can result in the system misinterpreting a close
object as a sensor problem, causing the “SERVICE
PARK ASSIST” message to be displayed in the EVIC.
CAUTION!
• ParkSense威 is only a parking aid and it is unable to
recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles.
Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not
detected at all. Obstacles located above or below
the sensors will not be detected when they are in
close proximity.
• The vehicle must be driven slowly when using
ParkSense威 in order to be able to stop in time when
an obstacle is detected. It is recommended that the
driver looks over his/her shoulder when using
ParkSense威.
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240 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even
when using the Rear Park Assist system. Always
check carefully behind your vehicle, look behind
you, and be sure to check for pedestrians, animals,
other vehicles, obstructions, and blind spots before
backing up. You are responsible for safety and
must continue to pay attention to your surroundings. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or
death.
• Before using the Rear Park Assist system, it is
strongly recommended that the ball mount and
hitch ball assembly is disconnected from the vehicle when the vehicle is not used for towing.
Failure to do so can result in injury or damage to
vehicles or obstacles because the hitch ball will be
much closer to the obstacle than the rear fascia
when the loudspeaker sounds the continuous tone.
Also, the sensors could detect the ball mount and
hitch ball assembly, depending on its size and
shape, giving a false indication that an obstacle is
behind the vehicle.
(Continued)
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 241
PARKVIEW姞 REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView威 Rear
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen
image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be
displayed on the radio touchscreen display along with a
caution note to “check entire surroundings” across the
top of the screen. After five seconds this note will
disappear. The ParkView威 camera is located on the rear
of the vehicle above the rear License plate.
Zone
Red
Yellow
Green
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE, the rear
camera mode is exited and the navigation or audio screen
appears again.
When displayed, static grid lines will illustrate the width
of the vehicle while a dashed center-line will indicate the
center of the vehicle to assist with parking or aligning to
a hitch/receiver. The static grid lines will show separate
zones that will help indicate the distance to the rear of the
vehicle. The following table shows the approximate
distances for each zone:
Distance to the rear of the vehicle
0 - 1 ft (0 - 30 cm)
1 ft - 3 ft (30 cm - 1 m)
3 ft or greater (1 m or greater)
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242 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
CAUTION!
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using the ParkView威 Rear Back Up Camera. Always
check carefully behind your vehicle, and be sure to
check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, or blind spots before backing up. You are
responsible for the safety of your surroundings and
must continue to pay attention while backing up.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
• To avoid vehicle damage, ParkView威 should only
be used as a parking aid. The ParkView威 camera is
unable to view every obstacle or object in your
drive path.
• To avoid vehicle damage, the vehicle must be
driven slowly when using ParkView威 to be able to
stop in time when an obstacle is seen. It is recommended that the driver look frequently over his/her
shoulder when using ParkView威.
NOTE:If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance builds
up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with water,
and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 243
Turning ParkView姞 On Or Off — With Touch
Screen Radio
1. Turn the Radio on.
2. Press the “More” soft-key.
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3. Press the “Settings” soft-key.
4. Press the “Safety & Driving Assistance” soft-key.
5. Press the check box soft key next to “Parkview威
Backup Camera” to enable/disable.
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
Overhead Console
The overhead console contains courtesy/reading lights, Courtesy/Reading Lights
storage for sunglasses, an interior observation mirror and
The overhead console has two courtesy lights. The lights
an optional power sunroof switch.
turn on when a front door, a sliding door or the liftgate is
opened. If your vehicle is equipped with Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) the lights will also turn on when the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter is pressed. The
244 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
courtesy lights also function as reading lights. Press in on
each lens to turn these lights on while inside the vehicle.
Press the lens a second time to turn each light off. You
may adjust the direction of these lights by pressing the
outside ring, which is identified with four directional
arrows.
Sunglasses Storage
To access the storage compartment, press on the raised
bars on the compartment door in the center of the console
and release and the door will swing downward.
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
Courtesy/Reading Light
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 245
Interior Observation Mirror
The convex interior observation mirror provides the
driver and front seat passenger a wide field of view to
conveniently view passengers sitting in the rear passenger seats. To use the interior observation mirror, press on
the raised bars on the compartment door and release (the
door will swing downward), then raise the door until it is
almost closed and release. The door will latch in position
to use the interior observation mirror.
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NOTE: From the “observation mirror” position, the door
can only be closed.
Observation Mirror
To return to the full open position, the door must first be
closed and then opened by pressing the latch again to Power Sunroof Switch — If Equipped
release.
Refer to “Power Sunroof” in “Understanding the Features of Your Vehicle” for further information.
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GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLink威 replaces up to three hand-held transmitters
that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security systems. The
HomeLink威 unit is powered by your vehicles 12 Volt
battery.
The HomeLink威 buttons, located on either the overhead
console, headliner or sunvisor, designate the three different HomeLink威 channels. The HomeLink威 indicator is
located above the center button.
HomeLink威 Buttons/Overhead Consoles
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 247
For more efficient programming and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal it is recommended that
a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of
the device that is being programmed to the HomeLink威
system.
Erase all channels before you begin programming. To
erase the channels place the ignition in the ON/RUN
position and press and hold the two outside HomeLink威
buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds or until the red
indicator flashes.
NOTE:
HomeLink威 Buttons/Sunvisor/Headliner
NOTE: HomeLink威 is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
Before You Begin Programming HomeLink姞
Be sure that your vehicle is parked outside of the garage
before you begin programming.
• Erasing all channels should only be performed when
programming HomeLink威 for the first time. Do not
erase channels when programming additional buttons.
• If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
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248 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Programming A Rolling Code
For programming garage door openers that were manufactured after 1995. These garage door openers can be
identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button located
where the hanging antenna is attached to the garage door
opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to
open and close the door. The name and color of the
button may vary by manufacturer.
Training The Garage Door Opener
1 — Door Opener
2 — Training Button
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 249
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program while keeping the HomeLink威 indicator light in
view.
Firmly press and release the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. On some garage door openers/devices
there may be a light that blinks when the garage door
opener/device is in the LEARN/TRAIN mode.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLink威 NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
button you want to program and the hand-held trans- step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
mitter button.
6. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed
HomeLink威 button twice (holding the button for two
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indiseconds each time). If the garage door opener/device
cator light. The HomeLink威 indicator will flash slowly
activates, programming is complete.
and then rapidly after HomeLink威 has received the
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. ReNOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not actilease both buttons after the indicator light changes
vate, press the button a third time (for two seconds) to
from slow to rapid.
complete the training.
5. At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), To program the remaining two HomeLink威 buttons,
locate the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. This can repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is erase the channels.
attached to the garage door opener/device motor.
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2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to proTo reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
gram while keeping the HomeLink威 indicator light in
follow these steps:
view.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLink威
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until
button you want to program and the hand-held transthe indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do
mitter button.
not release the button.
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indi3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programcator light. HomeLink威 indicator will flash slowly and
ming A Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all remaining
then rapidly after HomeLink威 has received the fresteps.
quency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release
both buttons after the indicator light changes from
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
slow to rapid.
For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink威 button
before 1995.
and observe the indicator light.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is complete and the garage door/device should
activate when the HomeLink威 button is pressed.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button
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• To program the remaining two HomeLink威 buttons, Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
erase the channels.
that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after
several seconds of transmission.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter signals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transfollow these steps:
mission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink威
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do time-out in the same manner.
not release the button.
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Program- process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
ming A Non-Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all door or gate motor.
remaining steps.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program
while keeping the HomeLink威 indicator light in view.
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3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink威 button,
while you press and release (“cycle”), your hand-held
transmitter every two seconds until HomeLink威 has
successfully accepted the frequency signal. The indicator light will flash slowly and then rapidly when
fully trained.
If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for
programming, plug it back in at this time.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
follow these steps:
4. Watch for the HomeLink威 indicator to change flash 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
rates. When it changes, it is programmed. It may take 2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until
up to 30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do
door may open and close while you are programming.
not release the button.
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink威 button 3. Without releasing the button proceed with
and observe the indicator light.
“Canadian/Gate Operator Programming” Step 2 and
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programfollow all remaining steps.
ming is complete and the garage door/device should
activate when the HomeLink威 button is pressed.
• To program the two remaining HomeLink威 buttons,
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
erase the channels.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 253
Using HomeLink姞
Troubleshooting Tips
To operate, press and release the programmed
HomeLink威 button. Activation will now occur for the
programmed device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operator, security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting, etc.,). The hand-held transmitter of the device may
also be used at any time.
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink威, here
are some of the most common solutions:
Security
It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
in your vehicle.
• Replace the battery in the original hand-held transmitter.
• Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
• Did you unplug the device for programming and
remember to plug it back in?
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for 20 call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that all www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be
erased.
The HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver is disabled when
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
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WARNING!
• Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are programming the universal transceiver. Do not program the transceiver if people,
pets or other objects are in the path of the door or
gate. Only use this transceiver with a garage door
opener that has a “stop and reverse” feature as
required by Federal safety standards. This includes
most garage door opener models manufactured
after 1982. Do not use a garage door opener without
these safety features. Call toll-free 1–800–355–3515
or, on the Internet at www.HomeLink.com for
safety information or assistance.
• Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run your vehicle in the garage
while programming the transceiver. Exhaust gas
can cause serious injury or death.
General Information
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE:
• The transmitter has been tested and it complies with
FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
device.
• The term IC before the certification/registration number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
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POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof switch is located between the sun
visors on the overhead console.
Power Sunroof Switch
WARNING!
• Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in
the ignition switch (or with the ignition in the
Accessory or Run position, for vehicles equipped
with Keyless Enter-N-Go™). Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped
by the power sunroof while operating the power
sunroof switch. Such entrapment may result in
serious injury or death.
• In a collision, there is a greater risk of being thrown
from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You could
also be seriously injured or killed. Always fasten
your seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are also properly secured.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof.
Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or any
object, to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
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position. The sunroof will close fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Close”. During Express
Press the switch rearward and release it within one-half
Close operation, any movement of the switch will stop
second and the sunroof will open automatically from any
the sunroof.
position. The sunroof will open fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Open”. During Express Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
Open operation, any movement of the sunroof switch
To close the sunroof, press and hold the switch in the
will stop the sunroof.
forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
To open the sunroof, press and hold the switch rearward closed condition until the switch is pushed and held
to full open. Any release of the switch will stop the forward again.
Opening Sunroof — Express
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially Pinch Protect Feature
opened condition until the switch is pushed and held
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
rearward again.
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obClosing Sunroof — Express
struction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the
Press the switch forward and release it within one-half sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstrucsecond and the sunroof will close automatically from any tion if this occurs. Next, press the switch forward and
release to Express Close.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 257
NOTE: If three consecutive sunroof close attempts result Wind Buffeting
in Pinch Protect reversals, the fourth close attempt will be Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
a Manual Close movement with Pinch Protect disabled. pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
Venting Sunroof — Express
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
Press and release the Vent button within one half second
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurand the sunroof will open to the vent position. This is
rence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
called “Express Vent”, and it will occur regardless of
the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows
sunroof position. During Express Vent operation, any
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to
Sunshade Operation
minimize the buffeting or open any window.
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the Sunroof Maintenance
sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
Use only a nonabrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is the glass panel.
open.
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258 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Ignition Off Operation
Sunroof Fully Closed
For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Press the switch forward and release to ensure that the
Information Center (EVIC)
sunroof is fully closed.
The power sunroof switch will remain active for 45 ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position. Opening either front door will cancel this A 12 Volt (13 Amp) power outlet located in the center
console below the radio. The power outlet has power
feature.
available when the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or
For vehicles equipped with the EVIC
ACC position.
The power sunroof switch will remain active for up to 10
minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position. Opening either front door will cancel this
feature.
NOTE: The delay time if programmable using the
Uconnect Touch™ system. Refer to “Uconnect Touch™
System” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 259
A second 12 Volt (13 Amp) power outlet is located inside
the center console storage area. Power is available with
the ignition switch in the ON/RUN, ACC or LOCK
position.
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Front 12 Volt Power Outlet
This power outlet will also operate a conventional cigar
lighter unit. To preserve the heating element, do not
hold the lighter in the heating position.
Center Console 12 Volt Power Outlet
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A third fused 12 Volt power outlet is located on the back
of the center console. This power outlet has power
available when the ignition switch is in the LOCK, ON or
ACC position.
A fourth fused 12 Volt power outlet is located on the left
quarter trim panel in the cargo area. This power outlet
has power available when the ignition switch is in the
ON or ACC position.
Rear Seat 12 Volt Power Outlet
Rear Cargo Area Power Outlet
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 261
NOTE: To ensure proper operation a MOPAR威 knob and
element must be used.
CAUTION!
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts (13
Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watt (13 Amp) power
rating is exceeded the fuse protecting the system
will need to be replaced.
• The power outlet on the bottom of the center
console shares the fuse with the power outlet on
the back of the console. The combined usage must
not exceed 160 Watts (13 Amps) at 12 Volts.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not insert any other object in the power
outlets as this will damage the outlet and blow the
fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by your New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
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Power Outlet Fuses
1 — F103 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Console Bin & Power Outlet
Console Rear
2 — F102 20 A Yellow Cigar Lighter Instrument Panel & Power
Outlet Left Rear Cargo Area
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Only devices designed for use in this type of outlet
should be inserted into any 12 Volt outlet.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use and while driving the
vehicle.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an electric
shock and failure.
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or
prevent the engine from starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
alternator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 263
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug.
POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with a 115 Volt AC (150
Watt maximum) power outlet located on the back of the
center console. This outlet can power mobile phones,
electronics and other low power devices requiring power
up to 150 Watts. Certain high-end video games, such as
Power Inverter
Playstation3 and XBox360 will exceed this power limit, as
The
power
inverter
is designed with built-in overload
will most power tools.
protection. If the power rating of 150 Watts is exceeded,
the power inverter will automatically shut down. Once
the electrical device has been removed from the outlet the
inverter should automatically reset. If the power rating
exceeds approximately 170 Watts, the power inverter
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264 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
may have to be reset manually. To reset the inverter Power Inverter Operation
manually press the power inverter button OFF and ON. The power inverter is turned on and off using the
To avoid overloading the circuit, check the power ratings Uconnect Touch™ System.
on electrical devices prior to using the inverter.
Vehicles Equipped With Uconnect Touch™ 4.3
NOTE: Due to built-in overload protection, the power
outlet will shut down if the 115 Volt AC (150 Watt To turn the power inverter on or off perform the following:
maximum) power rating is exceeded.
WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Do not use a three-prong adaptor.
• Do not insert any objects into the receptacles.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an electric
shock and failure.
1. Press the “More” hard-key (located next to the
Uconnect Touch™ display).
2. Press the “Outlet” soft-key (located on the Uconnect
Touch™ display) to turn the power inverter On or Off.
Vehicles Equipped With Uconnect Touch™ 8.4 and
8.4 Nav
To enable or disable the power inverter perform the
following:
1. Press the “Controls” soft-key.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 265
2. Press the “Outlet” soft-key to turn the power inverter For passengers in the second row there are two cupholders, located in the center armrest between the two seats.
On or Off.
When the armrest is folded flat the cupholders are in the
back of the Head Restraint. The Head Restraint can be
There are two cupholders, located in the center floor adjusted to better position the cupholders.
console, for the front passengers.
CUPHOLDERS
Floor Console Cupholders
Armrest Cupholders
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For vehicles equipped with third row seating, there are
additional cupholders located in the trim panels.
WARNING!
In addition to cupholders, vehicles may also be equipped
with bottle holders. The bottle holders are located on the
door trim panels.
If containers of hot liquid are placed in the bottle
holder, they can spill when the door is closed, burning the occupants. Be careful when closing the doors
to avoid injury.
Door Bottle Holder
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 267
STORAGE
Floor Console Storage
Glovebox Storage
An open storage area, or cubby bin, is located in the floor
console.
The glovebox storage compartment is located on the
passenger side of the instrument panel. Pull on the release
handle to open the glovebox storage compartment.
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Floor Console Cubby Bin
Glovebox Storage Compartment
268 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Pull upward on the release handle, located on the front of
There is a storage compartment located under the center the lid, to open the storage compartment.
console armrest.
Center Console Storage
Opened Storage Compartment
Center Console
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 269
Sliding Armrest
WARNING!
The center console armrest can also be slid rearward for
easy access to the storage area.
Sliding Armrest
Do not operate this vehicle with a console compartment lid in the open position. Cellular phones, music
players, and other handheld electronic devices
should be stowed while driving. Use of these devices
while driving can cause an accident due to distraction, resulting in death or injury.
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NOTE: Make sure that objects inside the bin do not
interfere with the latch before closing the seat. Push the
seat cushion downward after closing it to make sure it
The seat latch release-loop is located in the center of the
seat cushion between the seat cushion and the seatback. latches to the base.
Pull the loop upward to release the latch and then
WARNING!
forward to open the seat to the detent position.
Flip ’n Stow™ Front Passenger Seat Storage — If
Equipped
Be certain that the seat cushion is locked securely
into position before using the seat. Otherwise, the
seat will not provide the proper stability for passengers. An improperly latched seat cushion could cause
serious injury.
Second-Row Passenger Seat Temporary Storage
Bin
This is a temporary storage bin designed for use when
the seatback/armrest is down. Be sure to remove all
items from this bin before raising the seatback/armrest.
Front Passenger Seat Storage Compartment
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 271
Second-Row Map Pocket And Grocery Retainers
— If Equipped
In-Floor Storage Bin With Removable Liner
NOTE: Position the front seat to at least a mid-track
A map storage pocket and grocery retainers are located position to provide easier access to the storage bin.
on the back of the drivers seatback.
An in-floor storage bin is located behind each front seat.
Each 1.6 gal (5.9 l) bin can hold up to 12, 12 oz (0.35 l)
cans, plus ice, or other items. The removable bin liner
allows for easy filling, emptying, and cleaning.
Seat Storage And Grocery Retainers
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To access the bin, position the floor mat aside (if The liner can be removed for easy cleaning by lifting on
equipped). Pull the door latch release-loop upward to the notches as shown.
release the latch and then forward to open the bin door.
Removable Liner
In-Floor Storage
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 273
CARGO AREA FEATURES
Rechargeable Flashlight — If Equipped
To operate the flashlight, press the switch once for high,
twice for low, and a third time to return to off.
The rechargeable LED flashlight stores in its charging
station in the left rear quarter trim panel. To remove it, press
on the indent on the side of the flashlight and release.
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Three-Press Switch
NOTE: Be sure to return the flashlight to its charging
station when not in use to ensure it is ready for operation
the next time you need it.
Rechargeable Flashlight
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Cargo Management System
Seven Passenger System Features
• A large built-in storage bin with a hinged hardcover
located in the floor behind the third-row passenger
A raised load floor that sits on top of a large built-in
seats.
storage bin.
• 60/40 split second-row passenger seats with fold flat
A tri-fold door built into the load floor that allows easy
feature, which allows for extended cargo space. Refer
access to items in the built-in storage bin.
to “Seats” in “Understanding The Features of Your
60/40 split second-row passenger seats with fold flat
Vehicle” for further information.
feature, which allows for extended cargo space. Refer
• 50/50 split third-row passenger seats with fold flat
to “Seats” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
feature, which allows for extended cargo space. Refer
Vehicle” for further information.
to “Seats” in “Understanding The Features of Your
An optional front passenger seat with fold flat feature,
Vehicle” for further information.
which extends cargo space even further. Refer to
• An optional front passenger seat with fold flat feature,
“Seats” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vewhich extends cargo space even further. Refer to
hicle” for further information.
“Seats” in “Understanding The Features of Your VeCargo tie-downs.
hicle” for further information.
Five Passenger System Features
•
•
•
•
•
• A retractable cargo area cover (if equipped).
• Cargo tie-downs.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 275
Cargo Tie-Downs
WARNING!
Cargo tie-downs are not safe anchors for a child seat
tether strap. In a sudden stop or collision, a tie-down
could pull loose and allow the child seat to come
loose. A child could be badly injured. Use only the
anchors provided for child seat tethers.
Cargo tie-downs are located on both rear trim panels.
These tie-downs should be used to secure loads safely
when the vehicle is moving.
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Cargo Tie-Downs
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WARNING!
The weight and position of cargo and passengers can
change the vehicle center of gravity and vehicle
handling. To avoid loss of control resulting in personal injury, follow these guidelines for loading your
vehicle:
• Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the top of the
seatback. This could impair visibility or become a
dangerous projectile in a sudden stop or collision.
• To help protect against personal injury, passengers
should not be seated in the rear cargo area. The rear
cargo space is intended for load carrying purposes
only, not for passengers, who should sit in seats and
use seat belts.
• Do not carry loads that exceed the load limits described on the label attached to the left door or left Retractable Cargo Area Cover (If Equipped) — Five
door center pillar.
Passenger Models
• Always place cargo evenly on the cargo floor. Put NOTE: The purpose of this cover is for privacy, not to
heavier objects as low and as far forward as possible. secure loads. It will not prevent cargo from shifting or
• Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear protect passengers from loose cargo.
axle. Too much weight or improperly placed weight The removable retractable cargo area cover mounts in the
over or behind the rear axle can cause the vehicle to cargo area behind the top of the rear seats.
sway.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 277
The cover, when extended, covers the cargo area to keep
items out of sight. Notches in the trim panels near the
liftgate opening secure the extended cover in place.
The cover rolls away neatly inside its housing when not
in use. You can also remove the cover from the vehicle to
make more room in the cargo area.
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To install the cover, position it in the vehicle so that the
flat side of the housing faces upward. Then, insert either
the left or the right spring-loaded post (located on the
ends of the cover housing) into the left attachment point
or the right attachment point (shown).
Installing Retractable Cargo Area Cover
Insert the spring-loaded post on the opposite end of the
cover housing into the attachment point on the opposite
side of the vehicle.
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Grab the cover handle and pull it toward you. As the
cover nears the liftgate opening, guide the rear attachment posts (on both ends of the cover) into the notches in
the trim panels. Lower the cover to position the posts into
the bottom of the notches and release the handle.
WARNING!
A cargo cover that is unsecured in the vehicle could
cause injury in a collision. It could become airborne
during a sudden stop and strike someone inside the
vehicle. Do not store the cargo cover on the cargo
floor or in the passenger compartment. Remove the
cover from the vehicle when taken from its mounting. Do not store it in the vehicle.
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
The rear window wiper/washer control is located on the
left side of the steering column.
Positioning Retractable Cargo Area Cover
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 279
Rotate the switch upward past the first detent
position to activate the rear washer. The washer
pump will continue to operate as long as the
switch is held. Upon release, the wiper will cycle three
times before returning to the set position.
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Rear Wiper/Washer
Rotate the switch upward to the first detent
position for rear wiper operation.
Rear Wiper/Washer Control
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If the rear wiper is operating when the ignition is turned
to the LOCK position, the wiper will automatically return
to the “Park” position. When the vehicle is restarted, the
wiper will resume function at whichever position the
switch is set at.
CAUTION!
• Turn the rear wiper off when driving through an
automatic car wash. Damage to the rear wiper may
result if the rear wiper switch is left in the on
position.
• In cold weather, always turn off the rear wiper
switch and allow the rear wiper to return to the
park position before turning off the engine. If the
rear wiper switch is left on and the rear wiper
freezes to the window, damage to the rear wiper
motor may occur when the vehicle is restarted.
(Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents
the rear wiper blade from returning to the park
position. If the rear wiper control is turned off and
the blade cannot return to the park position, damage to the rear wiper motor may occur.
Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located on
the climate control panel. Press this button to turn
on the rear window defroster and the heated outside
mirrors (if equipped). An indicator in the button will
illuminate when the rear window defroster is on. The
rear window defroster automatically turns off after approximately 10 minutes.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 281
NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
window defroster only when the engine is operating.
The roof rack cross rails and side rails are designed to
carry cargo weight. The load must not exceed 150 lbs
CAUTION!
(68 kg), and it should be distributed uniformly over the
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to cross rails. In addition, the roof rack does not increase the
total load carrying capacity of the vehicle. Be sure the
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear total load of cargo inside the vehicle plus that on the roof
rack does not exceed the maximum vehicle load capacity.
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after
soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
NOTE: Metal crossbars are offered by MOPAR威 accessories. See your authorized dealer.
To Move The Cross Rails
1. Loosen the knobs on top of each cross rail approximately six turns to disengage the clamp tooth from the
side rail.
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2. Relocate the cross rails, aligning the cross rail stan- • To help reduce the amount of wind noise when the
chions (end pieces) with one of the vertical marks on
cross rails are not in use, fasten the front cross rail in
the outboard surface of the side rail for proper posithe fourth position from the front and the rear cross
tioning. There are four frontward marks for the front
rail in the eighth position. The tie down holes on the
cross rail and four rearward marks for the rear cross
cross rail ends should always be used to tie down the
rail. Make sure the cross rails remain equally spaced or
load. Check the straps frequently to be sure that the
parallel at any position for proper function.
load remains securely attached.
3. Tighten the knobs on each cross rail to lock it in
position. As you tighten the knob, make sure the
clamp tooth engages completely into the side rail slot.
4. Attempt to move the cross rail to ensure that it is
locked in position.
NOTE:
• To help control wind noise when installing the cross
rails, make sure the arrows marked on the underside
of the cross rails face the front of the vehicle.
CAUTION!
• Cross rails should remain equally spaced or parallel at any luggage rack position for proper function.
Noncompliance could result in damage to the roof
rack, cargo, and vehicle.
• To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do
not exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity of
150 lbs (68 kg). Always distribute loads as evenly as
possible and secure the load appropriately.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 283
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Long loads, which extend over the windshield,
such as wood panels or surfboards, or loads with
large frontal area should be secured to both the
front and rear of the vehicle.
• Place a blanket or other protection between the
surface of the roof and the load.
• Travel at reduced speeds and turn corners carefully
when carrying large or heavy loads on the roof
rack. Wind forces, due to natural causes or nearby
truck traffic, can add sudden upward lift to loads.
This is especially true on large flat loads and may
result in damage to the cargo or your vehicle.
WARNING!
Cargo must be securely tied before driving your
vehicle. Improperly secured loads can fly off the
vehicle, particularly at high speeds, resulting in personal injury or property damage. Follow the roof rack
cautions when carrying cargo on your roof rack.
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CONTENTS
䡵 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .288
▫ Oil Change Due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
▫ Fuel Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS . . . . .290
▫ Vehicle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
䡵 ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION
CENTER (EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
▫ Trip Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
▫ EVIC White Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
▫ EVIC Amber Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
▫ EVIC Red Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
▫ Tire PSI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
▫ Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features) . . .311
▫ Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
▫ Turn Menu OFF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
䡵 Uconnect TOUCH™ SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . .312
▫ Hard-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
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▫ Soft-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
▫ Play A DVD Using The Touch-Screen Radio . . .342
▫ Customer Programmable Features —
Uconnect Touch™ 4.3 Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . .313
▫ Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343
▫ Customer Programmable Features —
Uconnect Touch™ System 8.4 Settings . . . . . . .324
䡵 UCONNECT™ MULTIMEDIA — VIDEO
ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES)™ —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
▫ Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
▫ Single Video Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
▫ Play Video Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339
▫ Listen To An Audio Source On Channel 2
While A Video Is Playing On Channel 1. . . . . .340
▫ Important Notes For Single Video Screen
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .341
▫ Remote Control Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346
▫ Locking The Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . .346
▫ Replacing The Remote Control Batteries. . . . . .347
▫ Headphones Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .348
▫ Replacing The Headphone Batteries. . . . . . . . .349
▫ Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349
▫ Unwired威 Stereo Headphone Lifetime
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .350
▫ System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351
䡵 iPod威/USB/MP3 CONTROL —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360
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䡵 STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS —
䡵 CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360
▫ General Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Right-Hand Switch Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
▫ Climate Control Functions . . . . . . . . .
▫ Left-Hand Switch Functions For Radio
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
▫ Rear Automatic Temperature Control
▫ Left-Hand Switch Functions For Media
(ATC) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .
(i.e., CD) Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
▫ Rear Blower Control . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . .362
▫ Rear Temperature Control . . . . . . . . .
䡵 RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE
PHONES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362
▫ Rear Mode Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . .363
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. . . . . .370
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. . . . . .374
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▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
1
2
3
4
5
— Side Window Demist Outlet
— Air Outlet
— Instrument Cluster
— Uconnect Touch™ System
— Glove Compartment
6 — Switch Bank
7 — Uconnect Touch™ Hard Controls
8 — SD Memory Card Slot
9 — Power Outlet
10 — CD/DVD Slot
11 — Engine Start/Stop Button
12 — Hood Release Lever
13 — Dimmer Controls
14 — Headlight Switch
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
1. Tachometer
3. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
an onboard diagnostic system, called OBD, that
This gauge measures engine revolutions per minute
monitors engine and automatic transmission con(RPM x 1000). Before the pointer reaches the red area,
trol
systems.
The light will illuminate when the key is in
ease up on the accelerator to prevent engine damage.
the ON/RUN position, before engine start. If the bulb
2. Air Bag Warning Light
does not come on when turning the key from OFF to
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds ON/RUN, have the condition checked promptly.
as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first Certain conditions, such as a loose or missing gas cap,
turned to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on poor fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the MIL after
during starting, stays on, or turns on while engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light
driving, have the system inspected at an authorized stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In
dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for not require towing.
further information.
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CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
damage to the engine control system. It also could
affect fuel economy and drivability. If the MIL is
flashing, severe catalytic converter damage and
power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is
required.
WARNING!
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced
above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal
operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you
drive slowly or park over flammable substances such
as dry plants, wood, cardboard, etc. This could result
in death or serious injury to the driver, occupants or
others.
4. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” comes on continuously with the engine
running, a malfunction has been detected in
the ESC system. If this light remains on after
several ignition cycles, and the vehicle has been driven
several miles (kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph
(48 km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon as possible
to have the problem diagnosed and corrected.
NOTE:
Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the ESC
system will be ON, even if it was turned off previously.
The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver that
caused the ESC activation.
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5. Turn Signal Indicators
8. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Display / Odometer Display
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn signal
Odometer Display The odometer display shows the total
when the turn signal lever is operated.
If the vehicle electronics sense that the vehicle is driven distance the vehicle has been driven.
more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn signal on, a U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of
continuous chime will sound to alert you to turn the vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the
signals off. If either indicator flashes at a rapid rate, check correct mileage that the vehicle has been driven. If your
odometer needs to be repaired or serviced, the repair
for a defective outside light bulb.
technician should leave the odometer reading the same
6. High Beam Indicator
as it was before the repair or service. If s/he cannot do so,
This indicator shows that the high beam head- then the odometer must be set at zero, and a sticker must
lights are on. Push the multifunction lever for- be placed in the door jamb stating what the mileage was
ward to switch the headlights to high beam, and pull before the repair or service. It is a good idea for you to
toward yourself (normal position) to return to low beam. make a record of the odometer reading before the repair/
service, so that you can be sure that it is properly reset, or
7. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
that the door jamb sticker is accurate if the odometer
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog must be reset at zero.
lights are on.
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vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) featires.)
tures a driver-interactive display that is located in the
instrument cluster. For further information, refer to As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”.
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when
9. Park/Headlight ON Indicator — If Equipped
one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
This indicator will illuminate when the park Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
lights or headlights are turned on.
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving
on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to
10. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light — If
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
Equipped
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
Each tire, including the spare (if provided), the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
should be checked monthly when cold and Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the low tire pressure telltale.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display
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Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
CAUTION!
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is The TPMS has been optimized for the original
combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for warning have been established for the tire size
approximately one minute and then remain continuously equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operailluminated. This sequence will continue upon subse- tion or sensor damage may result when using requent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists. placement equipment that is not of the same size,
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the sys- type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
tem may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can or
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
of reasons, including the installation of replacement or TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the 11. Seat Belt Reminder Light
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
When the ignition switch is first turned to ON/
tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the
RUN, this light will turn on for four to eight
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb check, if
to continue to function properly.
the driver or front passenger’s seat belt is unbuckled, a
chime will sound. After the bulb check or when driving,
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if the driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt
Reminder Light will illuminate and the chime will sound.
Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake
booster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake
and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop.
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
This light monitors various brake functions,
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
including brake fluid level and parking brake
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
application. If the brake light turns on it may
dropped below a specified level.
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
12. Brake Warning Light
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the
Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.
In this case, the light will remain on until the condition
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
the brake fluid level checked.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary.
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WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for approximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
inspected by an authorized dealer.
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
13. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON/RUN position and
may stay on for as long as four seconds.
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
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If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced 17. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
This light will flash at a fast rate for approxibrakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
mately 15 seconds, when the vehicle security
ignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN position, have
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly
the light inspected by an authorized dealer.
until the vehicle is disarmed.
14. Speedometer
18. Temperature Gauge
Indicates vehicle speed.
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant tempera15. Fuel Door Reminder
ture. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
The arrow in this symbol is a reminder that the
Fuel Filler Door is located on the left side of the The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
vehicle.
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
16. Fuel Gauge
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads
“H” pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
drops back into the normal range. If the pointer
remains on the “H” and you hear continuous chimes,
turn the engine off immediately and call an authorized dealer for service.
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call an authorized dealer
for service if your vehicle overheats. If you decide to
look under the hood yourself, see “Maintaining Your
Vehicle”. Follow the warnings under the Cooling
System Pressure Cap paragraph.
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This system allows the driver to select a variety of useful
information by pressing the switches mounted on the
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) fea- steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the following:
tures a driver-interactive display that is located in the • Radio Info
instrument cluster.
• Fuel Economy
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC)
• Vehicle Speed
• Trip Info
• Tire Pressure
• Vehicle Information
• Warning Message Displays
• Turn Menu OFF
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
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The system allows the driver to select information by • UP Button
pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
Press and release the UP button to scroll upwheel:
ward through the main menus (Fuel Economy,
Vehicle Info, Tire PSI, Cruise, Messages, Units)
and sub-menus.
• DOWN Button
Press and release the DOWN button to scroll
downward through the main menus and
sub-menus.
• SELECT Button
EVIC Steering Wheel Buttons
Press and release the SELECT button for access
to main menus or sub-menus. Press and hold
the SELECT button for two seconds to reset
features.
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• BACK Button
messages that consist of approximately 60 possible warning or information messages. These pop up messages fall
Press the BACK button to scroll back to a
into several categories:
previous menu or sub-menu.
• Five Second Stored Messages
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
message takes control of the main display area for five
Displays
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Most of
the messages of this type are then stored (as long as the
The EVIC display consists of three sections:
condition that activated it remains active) and can be
1. The top line where compass direction, odometer line reviewed from the ⬙Messages⬙ main menu item. As long
and outside temperature are displayed.
as there is a stored message, an ⬙i⬙ will be displayed in the
EVIC’s
compass/outside temp line. Examples of this
2. The main display area where the menus and pop up
message
type are ⬙Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out⬙
messages are displayed.
and ⬙Low Tire Pressure⬙.
3. The reconfigurable telltales section below the odom• Unstored Messages
eter line.
This message type is displayed indefinitely or until the
The main display area will normally display the main condition that activated the message is cleared. Examples
menu or the screens of a selected feature of the main of this message type are ⬙Turn Signal On⬙ (if a turn signal
menu. The main display area also displays ⬙pop up⬙ is left on) and ⬙Lights On⬙ (if driver leaves the vehicle).
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• Unstored Messages Until RUN
These messages deal primarily with the Remote Start
feature. This message type is displayed until the ignition
is in the RUN state. Examples of this message type are
⬙Remote Start Aborted - Door Ajar⬙ and ⬙Press Brake
Pedal and Push Button to Start⬙.
• Five Second Unstored Messages
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
message takes control of the main display area for five
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Examples of this message type are ⬙Memory System Unavailable - Not in Park⬙ and ⬙Automatic High Beams On⬙.
When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays
the following messages:
• Remote start aborted — Door ajar
• Remote start aborted — Hood ajar
• Remote start aborted — L/Gate ajar
• Remote start aborted — Fuel low
• Remote start disabled — Start Vehicle to Reset
• Remote start active — Push Start Button
• Vehicle Not in Park
• Key Left Vehicle
The Reconfigurable Telltales section is divided into the
white telltales area on the right, amber telltales in the • Key Not Detected
middle, and red telltales on the left.
• Press Brake Pedal and Push Button to Start
• Service Keyless System
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• Turn Signal On (with a continuous warning chime if • Channel # Transmit
the vehicle is driven more than 1 mile [1.6 km] with
• Channel # Training
either turn signal on)
• Channel # Trained
• Lamp Out (with vehicle graphic showing which of the
4 turn signals is/are out).
• Clearing Channels
• Key Battery Low (with a single chime)
• Channels Cleared
• Left/Right Front Door Ajar (one or more doors open, • Did Not Train
with a single chime if speed is above 1 mph [1.6 km/
• Check Gascap (refer to “Adding Fuel” in “Starting
h]).
And Operating”)
• Low Washer Fluid (with a single chime)
• Oil Change Due (with a single chime)
• Low Tire Pressure (with a single chime). Refer to
information on “Tire Pressure” and “Tire Pressure
Monitor” in “Starting And Operating”
• Service TPM System (with a single chime). Refer to
information on “Tire Pressure Monitor” in “Starting
And Operating”.
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EVIC White Indicators
This area will show reconfigurable white caution telltales. These telltales include:
• Shift Lever Status
• Electronic Speed Control SET
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is SET. For further information,
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
The shift lever status “P,R,N,D,L,5,4,3,2,1” are displayed
indicating the shift lever position. Telltales “5,4,3,2,1” EVIC Amber Indicators
indicate the Autostick™ feature has been engaged and This area will show reconfigurable amber caution tellthe gear selected is displayed. For further information on tales. These telltales include:
Autostick™ , refer to “Starting And Operating.”
• Low Fuel Light
• Electronic Speed Control ON
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal
This light will turn on when the electronic
(11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
speed control is ON. For further information, fuel is added.
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
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Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.
This area will show reconfigurable red telltales. These
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
telltales include:
• Charging System Light
• Door Ajar
This light shows the status of the electrical chargThis light will turn on to indicate that one or
ing system. The light should come on when the
more doors may be ajar.
ignition switch is first turned ON/RUN and remain on
NOTE: If the vehicle is moving there will also briefly as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on
be a single chime.
while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential
electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If
• Liftgate Ajar
the charging system light remains on, it means that the
This indicator will turn when the liftgate is ajar.
vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging
NOTE: If the vehicle is moving there will also be a single system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authochime.
rized dealer.
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
• Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. If the Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and
shut off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will
sound for four minutes when this light turns on.
EVIC Red Indicators
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• Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
This light informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. The
light will come on when the ignition is first
turned to ON/RUN and remain on briefly as a
bulb check. If the light does not come on during starting,
have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the
engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the
vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is
placed in the PARK position. The light should turn off.
If the light remains lit with the engine running, your
vehicle will usually be drivable. However, see an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light is
flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is
required. You may experience reduced performance, an
elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may
require towing.
• Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light warns of an overheated engine condition. As temperatures rise and the gauge approaches H, this indicator will illuminate and a
single chime will sound after reaching a set threshold.
Further overheating will cause the temperature gauge to
pass H, the indicator will continuously flash and a
continuous chime will occur until the engine is allowed
to cool.
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
Do In Emergencies” for more information.
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• Transmission Temperature Warning Light
This light indicates that the transmission fluid
temperature is running hot. This may occur
with severe usage, such as trailer towing. If this
light turns on, safely pull over and stop the
vehicle. Then, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and
run the engine at idle or faster until the light turns off.
CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
WARNING!
If the Transmission Temperature Warning Light is
illuminated and you continue operating the vehicle,
in some circumstances you could cause the fluid to
boil over, come in contact with hot engine or exhaust
components and cause a fire.
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Oil Change Due
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Oil Change Due” message will
flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10 seconds
after a single chime has sounded to indicate the next
scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon
your personal driving style.
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Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position. To
turn off the message temporarily, press and release the
MENU button. To reset the oil change indicator system
(after performing the scheduled maintenance), perform
the following procedure:
Fuel Economy
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Fuel
Economy” displays highlighted in the EVIC and press
the SELECT button. The following Fuel Economy functions will display in the EVIC:
• Average Fuel Economy
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE
START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the • Distance To Empty (DTE)
ON/RUN position (Do not start the engine.)
• Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times Average Fuel Economy
within 10 seconds.
Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset.
3. Without pressing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE When the fuel economy is reset, the display will read
START/STOP button once to return the ignition to the “RESET” or show dashes for two seconds. Then, the
OFF/LOCK position.
history information will be erased, and the averaging will
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you continue from the last fuel average reading before the
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not reset.
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
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and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
tank level. DTE cannot be reset through the SELECT
button.
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
Fuel Economy
Distance To Empty (DTE)
When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change
to a “LOW FUEL” message. This display will continue
until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a significant
amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the “LOW
FUEL” message and a new DTE value will display.
Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with
This display shows the instantaneous MPG in bar graph
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is
form while driving. This will monitor the gas mileage in
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous
real-time as you drive and can be used to modify driving
habits in order to increase fuel economy.
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selected feature to reset individually. The three features
can only be reset individually. The following Trip funcPress and release the UP or DOWN button until “Vehicle
tions display in the EVIC:
Speed” displays highlighted in the EVIC. Press the
SELECT button to display the current speed in mph • Trip A
or km/h. Pressing the SELECT button a second time will
• Trip B
toggle the unit of measure between mph or km/h.
• Elapsed Time
NOTE: Changing the unit of measure in the Vehicle
Speed menu will not change the unit of measure in the The Trip Functions mode displays the following information:
EVIC.
Vehicle Speed
Trip Info
Trip A
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Trip
Info” displays highlighted in the EVIC and press the
SELECT button. Pressing the SELECT button with ⬙Trip
Info⬙ highlighted will cause the EVIC display to show
Trip A, Trip B, and Elapsed Time all in one display. If you
want to reset one of the three functions you use the UP or
DOWN buttons to highlight (select) the feature that you
want to reset. Pressing the SELECT button will cause the
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last
reset.
Trip B
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last
reset.
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Elapsed Time
Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset. Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Vehicle
Elapsed time will increment when the ignition is in the Info” displays in the EVIC and press the SELECT button.
ON/RUN position.
Press the UP and DOWN button to scroll through the
available information displays.
To Reset The Display
• Coolant Temp
Reset will only occur while a resettable function is being
displayed. Press and release the SELECT button once to Displays the actual coolant temperature.
clear the resettable function.
• Oil Temperature
Tire PSI
Displays the actual oil temperature.
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Tire • Oil Pressure
PSI:” displays highlighted in the EVIC. Press the SELECT
button to view a graphic of the vehicle with a tire Displays the actual oil pressure.
pressure value at each corner of the graphic.
• Trans Temperature
Displays the actual transmission temperature.
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• Engine Hours
Uconnect TOUCH™ SETTINGS
Displays the number of hours of engine operation.
The Uconnect Touch™ system uses a combination of soft
and hard keys located on the center of the instrument
panel that allows you to access and change the customer
programmable features.
Messages
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Messages: XX” displays highlighted in the EVIC. If there is
more than one message, pressing the SELECT button will
display a stored warning message. Press and release the
UP and DOWN buttons if there is more than one message
to step through the remaining stored messages. If there
are no message, pressing the SELECT button will do
nothing.
Hard-Keys
Hard-Keys are located on the left and right side of the
Uconnect Touch™ 4.3 screen. In addition, there is a
Scroll/Enter control knob located on the right side of the
Climate Controls in the center of the instrument panel.
Turn the control knob to scroll through menus and
change settings (i.e., 30, 60, 90), press the center of the
Turn Menu OFF
control knob one or more times to select or change a
Select from Main Menu using the DOWN button. Press- setting (i.e., ON, OFF).
ing the SELECT button blanks the menu display. Pressing
Soft-Keys
any one of the four steering wheel buttons brings the
Soft-Keys are accessible on the Uconnect Touch™ display.
menu back.
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Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect
Touch™ 4.3 Settings
In this mode the Uconnect Touch™ system allows you to
access programmable features that may be equipped
such as Display, Clock, Safety/Assistance, Lights, Doors
& Locks, Heated Seats, Engine Off Operation, Compass
Settings, Audio, Phone/Bluetooth and SIRIUS Setup
through hard-keys and soft-keys.
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NOTE: Only one touchscreen area may be selected at a
time.
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Press the ⬙Settings⬙ hard-key to access the Settings screen,
use the Page Up/Down soft-keys to scroll through the
following settings. Touch the desired setting soft key to
change the setting using the description shown on the
following pages for each setting.
Display
• Brightness
Touch the Brightness soft-key to change this display.
When in this display, you may select display brightness
with the headlights on and the headlights off. Adjust the
brightness with the + and – setting soft-keys or by
selecting any point on the scale between the + and –
soft-keys. Then touch the arrow back soft-key.
• Mode
Touch the Mode soft-key to change this display. When in
this display, you may select one of the auto display
settings. To change Mode status press and release the
Day, Night or Auto soft-key, then by touch the arrow back
soft-key.
Uconnect Touch™ 4.3 Soft-Keys
• Language
Touch the Language soft-key to change this display.
When in this display, you may select one of three
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languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Touch
the English, French (Français) or Spanish (Español) softkey to select the language preferred. Then touch the
arrow back soft-key. As you continue, the information
will display in the selected language.
• Units
Touch the Units soft-key to change this display. When in
this display, you may switch the EVIC, odometer, and
navigation system (if equipped) between US and Metric
units of measure. Touch US or Metric then touch the
arrow back soft-key. As you continue, the information
will display in the selected units of measure.
• Touch Screen Beep
Touch the Touch Screen Beep soft-key to turn on or shut
off the sound heard when a touch screen button (softkey) is pressed. To change the Touch Screen Beep setting
press and release the ON or OFF soft-key, then touch the
arrow back soft-key.
Clock
• Set Time
Touch the Set Time soft-key to change this display. When
in this display, you may select the time display settings.
To make your selection, touch the Set Time soft-key,
adjust the hours and minutes using the up and down
soft-keys, select AM or PM, select 12 hr or 24 hr. Then
• Voice Response
touch the arrow back soft-key when all selections are
Touch the Voice Response soft-key to change the Voice complete.
Response Length settings. To change the Voice Response
Length, press and release the Brief or Long soft-key. Then
touch the arrow back soft-key.
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• Show Time Status
Touch the Show Time Status soft-key to change this
display. When in this display, you may turn on or shut off
the digital clock in the status bar. To change the Show
Time Status setting, press and release the ON or OFF
soft-key. Then touch the arrow back soft-key.
• Sync Time – If Equipped
Touch the Sync Time soft-key to change this display.
When in this display, you may have the radio set the time
automatically. To change the Sync Time setting, press and
release the ON or OFF soft-key. Then touch the arrow
back soft-key.
Safety / Assistance
• Park Assist
Touch the Park Assist soft-key to change this display. The
Rear Park Assist system will scan for objects behind the
vehicle when the transmission shift lever is in REVERSE
and the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph (18 km/h). The
system can be enabled with Sound Only, Sound and
Display, or turned OFF. To change the Park Assist status,
press and release the OFF, Sound Only or Sounds and
Display soft-key. Then touch the arrow back soft-key.
Refer to “ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for system function
and operating information.
• Hill Start Assist — If Equipped
Touch the Hill Start Assist soft-key to change this display.
When this feature is selected, the Hill Start Assist (HSA)
system is active. Refer to “Electronic Brake Control
System” in “Starting And Operating” for system function
and operating information. To make your selection, touch
the Hill Start Assist soft-key and select ON or OFF. Then
touch the arrow back soft-key.
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Lights
• Illuminated Approach
Touch the Illuminated Approach soft-key to change this
display. When this feature is selected, the headlights will
activate and remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds when
the doors are unlocked with the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter. To change the Illuminated Approach
status, touch the 0, 30, 60 or 90 soft-key. Then touch the
arrow back soft-key.
your selection, touch the Headlights With Wipers softkey and select ON or OFF. Then touch the arrow back
soft-key.
• Auto High Beams “SmartBeams™”
Touch the Auto High Beams soft-key to change this
display. When this feature is selected, the high beam
headlights will deactivate automatically under certain
conditions. To make your selection, touch the Auto High
Beams soft-key and select ON or OFF. Then touch the
arrow back soft-key. Refer to “Lights/SmartBeam™ — If
• Headlights With Wipers
Equipped” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Touch the Headlights With Wipers soft-key to change this Vehicle” for further information.
display. When this feature is selected, and the headlight
• Daytime Running Lights – If Available
switch is in the AUTO position, the headlights will turn
on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned Touch the Daytime Running Lights soft-key to change
on. The headlights will also turn off when the wipers are this display. When this feature is selected, the headlights
turned off if they were turned on by this feature. To make will turn on whenever the engine is running. To make
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your selection, touch the Daytime Running Lights soft- feature selected. To make your selection, touch the Flash
key and select ON or OFF. Then touch the arrow back Headlights With Lock soft-key and select ON or OFF.
Then touch the arrow back soft-key.
soft-key.
• Steering Directed Lights – If Equipped
Doors & Locks
Touch the Steering Directed Lights soft-key to change this
display. When this feature is selected, the headlights turn
relative to a change in direction of the steering wheel. To
make your selection, touch the Steering Directed Lights
soft-key and select ON or OFF. Then touch the arrow
back soft-key.
• Auto Unlock On Exit
• Flash Lights With Lock
Touch the Flash Headlights With Lock soft-key to change
this display. When this feature is selected, the headlights
will flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. This feature
may be selected with or without the sound horn on lock
Touch the Auto Unlock On Exit soft-key to change this
display. When this feature is selected, all doors will
unlock when the vehicle is stopped and the transmission
is in the PARK or NEUTRAL position and the driver’s
door is opened. To make your selection, touch the Auto
Unlock On Exit soft-key and select ON or OFF. Then
touch the arrow back soft-key.
• Flash Lights With Lock
Touch the Flash Lights With Lock soft-key to change this
display. When this feature is selected, the front and rear
turn signals will flash when the doors are locked or
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unlocked with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmit- • Remote Door Unlock Order
ter. To make your selection, touch the Flash Lights With
Touch the Remote Door Unlock Order soft-key to change
Lock soft-key and select ON or OFF. Then touch the
this display. When Unlock Driver Door Only On 1st Press
arrow back soft-key.
is selected, only the driver’s door will unlock on the first
• Sound Horn With Remote Start
press of the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
UNLOCK button. When Unlock Driver Door Only On 1st
Touch the Sound Horn With Remote Start soft-key to
Press is selected, you must press the RKE transmitter
change this display. When this feature is selected, the
UNLOCK button twice to unlock the passenger’s doors.
horn will sound when the remote start is activated. To
When Unlock All Doors On 1st Press is selected, all of the
make your selection, touch the Sound Horn With Remote
doors will unlock on the first press of the RKE transmitter
Start soft-key and select ON or OFF. Then touch the
UNLOCK button.
arrow back soft-key.
NOTE: If the vehicle is equipped with Keyless Enter• Sounds Horn With Lock
N-Go (Passive Entry) and the EVIC is programmed to
Touch the Sounds Horn With Lock soft-key to change this Unlock All Doors On 1st Press, all doors will unlock no
display. When this feature is selected, the horn will chirp matter which Passive Entry equipped door handle is
when the doors are locked or unlocked with the Remote grasped. If Unlock Driver Door Only On 1st Press is
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. To make your selection, programmed, only the driver’s door will unlock when
touch the Sounds Horn With Lock soft-key and select ON the driver’s door is grasped. With Passive Entry, if
or OFF. Then touch the arrow back soft-key.
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Unlock Driver Door Only On 1st Press is programmed,
touching the handle more than once will only result in
the driver’s door opening. If Unlock Driver Door Only
On 1st Press is selected, once the driver door is opened,
the interior door lock/unlock switch can be used to
unlock all the doors (or use the RKE transmitter).
• Passive Entry (Keyless Enter-N-Go)
Touch the Passive Entry soft-key to change this display.
This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle’s
door(s) without having to press the RKE transmitter lock
or unlock buttons. To make your selection, touch the
Passive Entry soft-key and select ON or OFF. Then touch
the arrow back soft-key. Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go” in
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
Heated Seats
• Auto Heated Seats
Touch the Auto Heated Seats soft-key to change this
display. When temperatures are above 80° F (26.7° C) the
driver vented seat will turn on. To make your selection,
touch the Auto Heated Seats soft-key and select ON or
OFF. Then touch the arrow back soft-key.
Engine Off Options
• Headlight Off Delay
Touch the Headlight Off Delay soft-key to change this
display. When this feature is selected, the driver can
choose to have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or
90 seconds when exiting the vehicle. To change the
Headlight Off Delay status, touch the 0, 30, 60 or 90
soft-key. Then touch the arrow back soft-key.
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• Engine Off Power Delay
Compass Settings
Touch the Engine Off Power Delay soft-key to change this
display. When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect™ phone system (if equipped),
DVD video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if
equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up to
10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to OFF. Opening
either front door will cancel this feature. To change the
Engine Off Power Delay status, touch the 0 seconds, 45
seconds, 5 minutes or 10 minutes soft-key. Then touch the
arrow back soft-key.
• Variance
Touch the Variance soft-key to change this display. Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic North
and Geographic North. To compensate for the differences,
the variance should be set for the zone where the vehicle
is driven, per the zone map. Once properly set, the
compass will automatically compensate for the differences, and provide the most accurate compass heading.
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NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of
the instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Mobile Phones,
Laptops and Radar Detectors. This is where the compass
module is located, and it can cause interference with the
compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
• Calibration
Touch the Calibration soft-key to change this setting. This
compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to
manually reset the compass. When the vehicle is new, the
compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will display
CAL until the compass is calibrated. You may also
calibrate the compass by touching the ON soft-key and
completing one or more 360-degree turns (in an area free
from large metal or metallic objects) until the CAL
indicator displayed in the EVIC turns off. The compass
will now function normally.
NOTE: A good calibration requires a level surface and
an environment free from large metallic objects such as
buildings, bridges, underground cables, railroad tracks,
etc.
Compass Variance Map
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Audio
• Speed Adjusted Volume
• Equalizer
Touch the Speed Adjusted Volume soft-key to change this
display. This feature increases or decreases volume relative to vehicle speed. To change the Speed Adjusted
Volume, press the OFF, 1, 2 or 3 soft-key. Then touch the
arrow back soft-key.
Touch the Equalizer soft-key to change this display.
When in this display, you may adjust the Bass, Mid and
Treble settings. Adjust the settings with the + and –
setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the arrow back • Surround Sound
soft-key.
Touch the Surround Sound soft-key to change this disNOTE: Bass/Mid/Treble allow you to simply slide your play. This feature provides simulated surround sound
finger up or down to change the setting as well as press mode. To make your selection, press the Surround Sound
directly on the desired setting.
soft-key and select ON or OFF. Then touch the arrow
back soft-key.
• Balance / Fade
Touch the Balance / Fade soft-key to change this display. Phone / Bluetooth
When in this display, you may adjust the Balance and • Paired Devices
Fade settings.
This feature shows which phones are paired to the
Phone/Bluetooth system. For further information, refer
to the Uconnect Touch™ Supplement.
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SIRIUS Setup
• Channel Skip
Write down the SIRIUS ID numbers for your receiver. To
reactivate your service, either call the number listed on
the screen or visit the provider online.
SIRIUS can be programmed to designate a group of
channels that are the most desirable to listen to or to NOTE: SIRIUS Travel Link is a separate subscription.
exclude undesirable channels while scanning. To make
your selection, touch the Channel Skip soft-key, select the Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect
channels you would like to skip. Then touch the arrow Touch™ System 8.4 Settings
back soft-key.
Touch the More soft-key, then touch the Settings soft-key
• Subscription Info
to display the menu setting screen. In this mode the
New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free Uconnect Touch™ system allows you to access programlimited time subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Radio with mable features that may be equipped such as Display,
your radio. Following the expiration of the free services, Clock, Safety/Assistance, Lights, Doors & Locks,
it will be necessary to access the information on the Auto-On Comfort & Remote Start, Engine Off Operation,
Subscription Information screen in order to re-subscribe. Compass Settings, Audio, Phone/Bluetooth and SIRIUS
Setup.
Touch the Subscription Info soft-key to access the SubNOTE: Only one touchscreen area may be selected at a
scription Information screen.
time.
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Once the setting is complete touch the Back Arrow
soft-key to return to the previous menu or touch the X
soft-key to close out of the settings screen. Pressing the
Up or Down Arrow soft-keys on the right side of the
screen will allow you to toggle up or down through the
available settings.
Display
After pressing the Display soft-key the following settings
will be available.
• Display Mode
When in this display you may select one of the auto
When making a selection, touch the soft-key to enter the display settings. To change Mode status, touch and
desired mode. Once in the desired mode touch and release the Day, Night or Auto soft-key. Then touch the
release the preferred setting until a check-mark appears arrow back soft-key.
next to the setting, showing that setting has been se- • Display Brightness With Headlights ON
lected.
When in this display, you may select the brightness with
the headlights on. Adjust the brightness with the + and –
Uconnect Touch™ 8.4 Soft-Keys
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setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale • Units
between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the arrow back
When in this display, you may select to have the EVIC,
soft-key.
odometer, and navigation system (if equipped) changed
• Display Brightness With Headlights OFF
between US and Metric units of measure. Touch US or
Metric until a check-mark appears next to the setting,
When in this display, you may select the brightness with
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
the headlights off. Adjust the brightness with the + and –
setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the arrow back • Voice Response Length
soft-key.
When in this display, you may change the Voice Re• Set Language
sponse Length settings. To change the Voice Response
Length, touch the Brief or Detailed soft-key until a
When in this display, you may select one of three
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that
languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Touch
to return to the previous menu.
the Set Language soft-key and then touch the desired
language soft-key until a check-mark appears next to the • Touchscreen Beep
language, showing that setting has been selected. Touch
When in this display, you may turn on or shut off the
the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
sound heard when a touch screen button (soft-key) is
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pressed. Touch the Touchscreen Beep soft-key until a until a check-mark appears next to the setting, showing
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that that setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key soft-key to return to the previous menu.
to return to the previous menu.
Clock
• Navigation Turn-By-Turn In Cluster
After pressing the Clock soft-key the following settings
When this feature is selected, the turn-by-turn directions will be available.
will appear in the display as the vehicle approaches a • Sync Time With GPS
designated turn within a programmed route. To make
your selection, touch the Navigation Turn-By-Turn In When in this display, you may automatically have the
Cluster soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to the radio set the time. To change the Sync Time setting touch
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the the Sync with GPS Time soft-key until a check-mark
appears next to the setting, showing that setting has been
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the
• Fuel Saver Display In Cluster
previous menu.
The “ECO” message is located in the instrument cluster • Set Time Hours
display, this message can be turned on or off. To make
your selection, touch the Fuel Saver Display soft-key, When in this display, you may adjust the hours. The Sync
with GPS Time soft-key must be unchecked. To make
your selection touch the + or - soft-keys to adjust the
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hours up or down. Touch the back arrow soft-key to • Show Time In Status Bar
return to the previous menu or touch the X soft-key to
When in this display, you may turn on or shut off the
close out of the settings screen.
digital clock in the status bar. To change the Show Time
• Set Time Minutes
Status setting touch the Show Time in Status Bar soft-key
until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that
When in this display, you may adjust the minutes. The
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
Sync with GPS Time soft-key must be unchecked. To
make your selection touch the + or - soft-keys to adjust to return to the previous menu.
the minutes up or down. Touch the back arrow soft-key Safety / Assistance
to return to the previous menu or touch the X soft-key to
After pressing the Safety / Assistance soft-key the folclose out of the settings screen.
lowing settings will be available.
• Time Format
• Park Assist
When in this display, you may select the time format
display setting. Touch the Time Format soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the 12hrs or 24hrs setting,
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
The Rear Park Assist system will scan for objects behind
the vehicle when the transmission shift lever is in REVERSE and the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph
(18 km/h). The system can be enabled with Sound Only,
Sound and Display, or turned OFF. To change the Park
Assist status, touch and release the OFF, Sound Only or
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Sounds and Display button. Then touch the arrow back • Hill Start Assist — If Equipped
soft-key. Refer to “ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist” in
When this feature is selected, the Hill Start Assist (HSA)
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for syssystem is active. Refer to “Electronic Brake Control
tem function and operating information.
System” in “Starting And Operating” for system function
• ParkView威 Backup Camera
and operating information. To make your selection, touch
the Hill Start Assist soft-key, until a check-mark appears
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView威 Rear
next to setting, showing that setting has been selected.
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen
Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous
image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
menu.
the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be
displayed on the radio touchscreen display along with a Lights
caution note to “check entire surroundings” across the
After pressing the Lights soft-key the following settings
top of the screen. After five seconds, this note will
will be available.
disappear. The ParkView威 camera is located on the rear
of the vehicle above the rear License plate. To make your • Headlight Illumination On Approach
selection, touch the ParkView威 Backup Camera soft-key, When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that and remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds when the doors
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key are unlocked with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
to return to the previous menu.
transmitter. To change the Illuminated Approach status,
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touch the + or - soft-key to select your desired time until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that
interval. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu. Refer to “Lights/ Smartprevious menu.
Beam™ — If Equipped” in “Understanding The Features
• Headlights With Wipers — If Equipped
Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
When this feature is selected, and the headlight switch is
• Daytime Running Lights – If Available
in the AUTO position, the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on. When this feature is selected, the headlights will turn on
The headlights will also turn off when the wipers are whenever the engine is running. To make your selection,
turned off if they were turned on by this feature. To make touch the Daytime Running Lights soft-key, until a
your selection, touch the Headlights With Wipers softkey, check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key return to the previous menu.
to return to the previous menu.
• Steering Directed Lights – If Equipped
• Auto Dim High Beams “SmartBeam™” — If
Equipped
When this feature is selected, the headlights turn relative
to a change in direction of the steering wheel. To make
When this feature is selected, the high beam headlights your selection, touch the Steering Directed Lights softkey,
will deactivate automatically under certain conditions. To
make your selection, touch the Auto High Beams softkey,
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until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that • Auto Unlock On Exit
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
When this feature is selected, all doors will unlock when
to return to the previous menu.
the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the
• Flash Headlights With Lock
PARK or NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is
opened. To make your selection, touch the Auto Unlock
When this feature is selected, the headlights will flash
On Exit soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
when the doors are locked or unlocked with the Remote
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. This feature may be
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
selected with or without the sound horn on lock feature
selected. To make your selection, touch the Flash Head- • Flash Headlight With Lock
lights with Lock soft-key, until a check-mark appears
When this feature is selected, the headlights will flash
next to setting, showing that setting has been selected.
when the doors are locked or unlocked with the Remote
Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. To make your selection,
menu.
touch the Flash Lights With Lock soft-key, until a checkDoors & Locks
mark appears next to setting, showing that setting has
been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to
After pressing the Doors & Locks soft-key the following
the previous menu.
settings will be available.
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• Sound Horn With Lock
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When Driver Door 1st Press is selected, you must
press the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button twice to
unlock the passenger’s doors. When Unlock All Doors
On 1st Press is selected, all of the doors will unlock on the
first press of the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button.
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the remote start is activated. To make your selection,
touch the Sound Horn With Lock soft-key, until a checkmark appears next to setting, showing that setting has
been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to
NOTE: If the vehicle is programmed to Unlock All Doors
the previous menu.
1st Press, all doors will unlock no matter which Passive
• Sound Horn With Remote Start
Entry equipped door handle is grasped. If Driver Door
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when 1st Press is programmed, only the driver’s door will
the remote start is activated. To make your selection, unlock when the driver’s door is grasped. With Passive
touch the Sound Horn With Remote Start soft-key, until a Entry, if Driver Door 1st Press is programmed touching
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting the handle more than once will only result in the driver’s
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to door opening. If driver door first is selected, once the
return to the previous menu.
driver door is opened, the interior door lock/unlock
switch can be used to unlock all doors (or use RKE
• 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks
transmitter).
When Unlock Driver Door Only On 1st Press is selected,
only the driver’s door will unlock on the first press of the
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• Passive Entry
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle’s
return to the previous menu.
door(s) without having to press the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter lock or unlock buttons. To make • Auto-On Driver Heated Seat With Vehicle Start — If
your selection, touch the Passive Entry soft-key, until a Equipped
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting When this feature is selected the driver’s heated seat will
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to automatically turn on when temperatures are below 40° F
return to the previous menu. Refer to “Keyless Enter-N- (4.4° C). To make your selection, touch the Auto Heated
Go” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”. Seats soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to setting,
Auto-On Comfort & Remote Start
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
After pressing the Auto-On Comfort & Remote Start
soft-key the following settings will be available.
Engine Off Options
• Horn With Remote Start
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the remote start is activated. To make your selection,
touch the Sound Horn With Remote Start soft-key, until a
After pressing the Engine Off Options soft-key the following settings will be available.
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• Engine Off Power Delay
Compass Settings
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect™ phone system (if equipped),
DVD video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if
equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up to
10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to OFF. Opening
either front door will cancel this feature. To change the
Engine Off Power Delay status touch the 0 seconds, 45
seconds, 5 minutes or 10 minutes soft-key. Then touch the
arrow back soft-key.
After pressing the Compass Settings soft-key the following settings will be available.
• Headlight Off Delay
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
when exiting the vehicle. To change the Headlight Off
Delay status touch the + or - soft-key to select your
desired time interval. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu.
• Variance
Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
North and Geographic North. To compensate for the
differences the variance should be set for the zone where
the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly
set, the compass will automatically compensate for the
differences, and provide the most accurate compass
heading.
NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of
the instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Mobile Phones,
Laptops and Radar Detectors. This is where the compass
module is located, and it can cause interference with the
compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
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calibrate the compass by pressing the ON soft-key and
completing one or more 360-degree turns (in an area free
from large metal or metallic objects) until the CAL
indicator displayed in the EVIC turns off. The compass
will now function normally.
Audio
After pressing the Audio soft-key the following settings
will be available.
• Balance/Fade
Compass Variance Map
When in this display you may adjust the Balance and
Fade settings.
• Perform Compass Calibration
• Equalizer
Touch the Calibration soft-key to change this setting. This
compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to
manually reset the compass. When the vehicle is new, the
compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will display
CAL until the compass is calibrated. You may also
When in this display you may adjust the Bass, Mid and
Treble settings. Adjust the settings with the + and –
setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the arrow back
soft-key.
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NOTE: Bass/Mid/Treble allow you to simply slide your • Paired Devices
finger up or down to change the setting as well as touch
This feature shows which phones are paired to the
directly on the desired setting.
Phone/Bluetooth system. For further information, refer
• Speed Adjusted Volume
to the Uconnect Touch™ Supplement.
This feature increases or decreases volume relative to SiriusXM™ Setup
vehicle speed. To change the Speed Adjusted Volume
After pressing the SIRIUS Setup soft-key the following
touch the Off, 1, 2 or 3 soft-key. Then touch the arrow
settings will be available.
back soft-key.
• Channel Skip
• Music Info Cleanup
SiriusXM™ can be programmed to designate a group of
This feature helps organize music files for optimized channels that are the most desirable to listen to or to
music navigation. To make your selection, touch the exclude undesirable channels while scanning. To make
Music Info Cleanup soft-key, select On or Off followed by your selection, touch the Channel Skip soft-key, select the
pressing the arrow back soft-key.
channels you would like to skip followed by pressing the
arrow back soft-key.
Phone/Bluetooth
After pressing the Phone/Bluetooth soft-key the following settings will be available.
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• Subscription Information
UCONNECT™ MULTIMEDIA — VIDEO
ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES)™ — If Equipped
New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free
limited time subscription to SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio Getting Started
with your radio. Following the expiration of the free
• Screen located in the overhead console: Unfold the
services, it will be necessary to access the information on
overhead LCD screen by pushing the button on the
the Subscription Information screen in order to reoverhead console behind the screen.
subscribe.
Touch the Subscription Info soft-key to access the Subscription Information screen.
Write down the SIRIUS ID numbers for your receiver. To
reactivate your service, either call the number listed on
the screen or visit the provider online.
NOTE: SiriusXM™ Travel Link is a separate subscription.
Overhead Video Screen
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• With the ignition switch in the ON or ACC position, 2. Insert the DVD with the label facing up. The radio
automatically selects the appropriate mode after the
turn the radio on by pushing the ON/OFF Volume
disc is recognized and displays the menu screen or
Control knob.
starts playing the first track.
• When the Video Screen are open and a DVD is inserted
into the radio, the screen turns on automatically, the 3. Ensure the VES™ Remote Control and the Headphone
switch is on Channel 1.
headphone transmitters turn on and playback begins.
Using The Remote Control
Single Video Screen
1. Press the MODE button on the Remote Control.
NOTE: Typically there are two different ways to operate
2. While looking at the video screen, highlight DISC by
the features of the Video Entertainment System (VES)™.
either pressing Up/Down/Left/Right buttons or by
• The Remote Control
repeatedly pressing the MODE button, then press
ENTER on the Remote Control.
• The Touch-Screen Radio (If Equipped)
Play A DVD
1. Press the EJECT button on the radio faceplate (TouchScreen).
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Play Video Games
Connect the video game console to the Auxiliary RCA
input jacks located on the back of the center console.
Audio/Video RCA Jacks (AUX Jacks)
on the rear of the center console enable
the monitor to display video directly
from a video camera, connect video
games for display on the screen, or
play music directly from an MP3
player.
Select DISC Mode On The VES Screen
1. Video in (yellow)
NOTE: The VES™ system will retain the last setting 2. Left audio in (white)
when turned off.
3. Right audio in (red)
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When connecting an external source to the AUX input, be Using The Touch-Screen Radio Controls
sure to follow the standard color coding for the VES™
1. Touch the “MORE” soft-key.
jacks:
2. Touch the “Rear Entertainment” soft-key to display
NOTE: Certain high-end video games, such as Playstathe Rear Entertainment Controls.
tion3 and XBox360 will exceed the power limit of the
vehicle’s Power Inverter. Refer to the Power Inverter 3. If the Rear Entertainment is turned off, touch the
“Power” soft-key.
section in your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for more
information.
4. Touch the “1” or “2” Source soft-key for the channel
Ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch is on
desired and touch the “AUX” soft-key.
Channel 1.
Listen To An Audio Source On Channel 2 While A
Using The Remote Control
Video Is Playing On Channel 1
1. Press the MODE button on the Remote Control.
2. While looking at the video screen, highlight VES AUX
1, by either pressing Up/Down/Left/Right buttons or
by repeatedly pressing the MODE button, then press
ENTER on the Remote Control.
Ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch is on
Channel 2.
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Using The Remote Control
4. Touch the “1” or “2” Source soft-key for the channel
desired and touch the “AUX” soft-key.
1. Press the MODE button on the Remote Control and
the Mode Select Screen will display, unless a video is Important Notes For Single Video Screen System
playing then only a small banner will appear on the
• VES™ is able to transmit two channels of stereo audio
bottom of the screen.
simultaneously.
2. While looking at the video screen, either press Up/
• In split screen mode the left side equates to Channel 1
Down/Left/Right on the Remote Control to highlight
and right side equates to Channel 2.
the desired audio source or repeatedly press the
MODE button on the remote until the desired audio • If a video source is selected on Channel 1, then
Channel 2 is for audio only. Selecting a video source
source appears on the screen.
(DVD) will not show the video on the screen.
Using The Touch-Screen Radio Controls
• When selecting a video source on Channel 1, the video
1. Touch the “MORE” soft-key.
will display on the screen and the audio could be
2. Touch the “Rear Entertainment” soft-key to display
heard on Channel 1 in the headphones.
the Rear Entertainment Controls.
• Audio can be heard through the headphones even
3. If the Rear Entertainment is turned off, touch the
when the Video Screen is closed.
“Power” soft-key.
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• Viewing a DVD on the Touch-Screen radio screen is
not available in all states/provinces, and the vehicle
1. Insert the DVD with the label facing up. The radio
must be stopped, and the shift lever must be in the
automatically selects the appropriate mode after the
PARK position for vehicles with automatic transmisdisc is recognized and displays the menu screen or
sion. In vehicles with manual transmission the parking
starts playing the first track.
brake must be engaged.
2. To watch a DVD on Screen 1 for second row passen• Touching the screen on a Touch-Screen radio while a
gers, ensure the Remote Control and Headphone
DVD is playing brings up basic remote control funcswitch is on Channel 1.
tions for DVD play such as scene selection, Play, Pause,
FF, RW, and Stop. Pressing the X in the upper corner
Using The Remote Control
will turn off the remote control screen functions.
1. Press the MODE button on the Remote Control.
Using The Remote
2. While looking at Screen 1, highlight DISC by either
pressing Up/Down/Left/Right buttons or by repeat- 1. Touch the “MORE” soft-key.
edly pressing the MODE button, then press ENTER.
2. Touch the “Rear Entertainment” soft-key to display
the Rear Entertainment Controls.
NOTE:
Play A DVD Using The Touch-Screen Radio
• The VES™ system will retain the last setting when 3. If the Rear Entertainment is turned off, touch the
“Power” soft-key.
turned off.
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4. Touch the “1” or “2” Source soft-key based on the Remote Control
channel you want to change and touch the “Disc”
softkey. To exit touch the “X” at the top right of the
screen.
NOTE:
• Viewing a DVD on the Touch-Screen radio screen is
not available in all states/provinces, and the vehicle
must be stopped, and the shift lever must be in the
PARK position for vehicles with automatic transmission. In vehicles with manual transmission the parking
brake must be engaged.
• Touching the screen on a Touch-Screen radio while a
DVD is playing full screen brings up basic control
functions for DVD play such as DVD Menu, Seek
Up/Down, Navigating through the menus, Exit. The
basic control functions screen will time out and disappear from the screen.
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Controls And Indicators
switch is in the Channel 2, position the remote controls
the functionality of headphone Channel 2 (left side of
the screen).
1. Power – Turns the screen and wireless headphone
transmitter for the selected Channel on or off. To hear
audio while the screen is closed, press the Power 5. 䉴䉴 – In radio modes, press to seek the next tunable
button to turn the headphone transmitter on.
station. In disc modes, press and hold to fast forward
through the current audio track or video chapter. In
2. Channel Selector Indicators – When a button is
menu modes use to navigate in the menu.
pressed, the currently affected channel or channel
button is illuminated momentarily.
6. 䉲 / Prev – In radio modes, press to select to the
previous station. In disc modes, press to advance to
3. Light – Turns the remote control backlighting on or off.
the start of the current or previous audio track or
The remote backlighting turns off automatically after
video chapter. In menu modes, use to navigate in the
five seconds.
menu.
4. Channel/Screen Selector Switch - Indicates which
7. MENU – Press to return to the main menu of a DVD
channel is being controlled by the remote control.
disc, to select a satellite audio or video channel from
When the selector switch is in the Channel 1 position,
the Station list, or select playback modes (SCAN/
the remote controls the functionality of headphone
RANDOM for a CD).
Channel 1 (right side of the screen). When the selector
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8. 䉴 / 㥋 (Play/Pause) – Begin/resume or pause disc play. 15. SETUP – When in a video mode, press the SETUP
button to access the display settings (see the display
9. ▪ (Stop) – Stops disc play.
settings section) to access the DVD setup menu, select
10. PROG Up/Down – When listening to a radio mode,
the menu button on the radio. When a disc is loaded
pressing PROG Up selects the next preset and pressin the DVD player (if equipped) and the VES™ mode
ing PROG Down selects the previous preset stored in
is selected and the disc is stopped, press the SETUP
the radio.
button to access the DVD Setup menu. (see the DVD
Setup Menu of this manual.)
11. MUTE – Press to mute the headphone audio output
for the selected channel.
16. BACK – When navigating in menu mode, press to
return to the previous screen. When navigating a
12. SLOW – Press to slow playback of a DVD disc. Press
DVDs disc menu, the operation depends on the disc’s
play (䉴) to resume normal play.
contents.
13. STATUS – Press to display the current status.
17. 䉳䉳 – In radio modes, press to seek to the previous
14. MODE – Press to change the mode of the selected
tunable station. In disc modes, press and hold to fast
channel. See the Mode Selection section of this
rewind through the current audio track or video
manual for details on changing modes.
chapter. In menu modes use to navigate in the menu.
18. ENTER – Press to select the highlighted option in a
menu.
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19. 䉱 / NEXT – In radio modes, press to select to the
next station. In disc modes, press to advance to the
next audio track or video chapter. In menu modes,
use to navigate in the menu.
Remote Control Storage
The video screen(s) come with a built in storage compartment for the remote control which is accessible when the
screen is opened. To remove the remote, use your index
finger to pull and rotate the remote towards you. Do not
try to pull the remote straight down as it will be very
difficult to remove. To return the remote back into its
The Remote Control Storage
storage area, insert one long edge of the remote into the
two retaining clips first, and then rotate the remote back Locking The Remote Control
up into the other two retaining clips until it snaps back
All remote control functionality can be disabled as a
into position.
parental control feature.
1. Touch the “MORE” soft-key.
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2. Touch the “Rear Entertainment” soft-key to display Replacing The Remote Control Batteries
the Rear Entertainment Controls.
The remote control requires two AAA batteries for op3. Touch the “Lock-out” soft-key to lock the remote eration. To replace the batteries:
control. Pressing the “Lock-out” soft-key a second • Locate the battery compartment on the back of the
time will unlock the remote control.
remote, then slide the battery cover downward.
NOTE: Remote control lock-out will only apply to the • Replace the batteries, making sure to orient them
current ignition cycle. The VES™ will automatically
according to the polarity diagram shown.
remove the lock-out if the ignition is cycled to “OFF”.
• Replace the battery compartment cover.
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Headphones Operation
The headphones receive two separate channels of audio
using an infrared transmitter from the video screen.
If no audio is heard after increasing the volume control,
verify that the screen is turned on and in the down
position and that the channel is not muted and the
headphone channel selector switch is on the desired
channel. If audio is still not heard, check that fully
charged batteries are installed in the headphones.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Volume Control
Power Button
Channel Selection Switch
Power Indicator
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Replacing The Headphone Batteries
approximately three minutes after the rear video system
is turned off.
Each set of headphones requires two AAA batteries for
Changing the Audio Mode for Headphones
operation. To replace the batteries:
• Locate the battery compartment on the left ear cup of 1. Ensure the Remote Control channel/screen selector
switch is in the same position as the headphone
the headphones, and then slide the battery cover
selector switch.
downward.
• Replace the batteries, making sure to orient them NOTE:
according to the polarity diagram shown.
• When both switches are on Channel 1, the Remote is
controlling Channel 1 and the headphones are tuned to
• Replace the battery compartment cover.
the audio of the VES™ Channel 1.
Controls
• When both switches are on Channel 2, the Remote is
The headphone power indicator and controls are located
controlling Channel 2 and the headphones are tuned to
on the right ear cup.
the audio of the VES™ Channel 2.
NOTE: The rear video system must be turned on before
2. Press the MODE button on the remote control.
sound can be heard from the headphones. To conserve
battery life, the headphones will automatically turn off
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3. If the video screen is displaying a video source (such
as a DVD Video), pressing STATUS shows the status
on a popup banner at the bottom of the screen.
Pressing the MODE button will advance to the next
mode. When the mode is in an audio only source (such
as FM), the Mode Selection menu appears on screen.
4. When the Mode Selection menu appears on screen,
use the cursor buttons on the remote control to navigate to the available modes and press the ENTER
button to select the new mode.
5. To cancel out of the Mode Selection menu, press the
BACK button on the remote control.
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the initial user or purchaser (⬙you⬙ or ⬙your⬙) of this
particular Unwired Technology LLC (⬙Unwired⬙) wireless
headphone (⬙Product⬙). The warranty is not transferable.
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as long as you own the Product.
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below, this warranty covers any Product that in normal
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does not cover any damage or defect that results from
misuse, abuse or modification of the Product other than
by Unwired. Foam earpieces, which will wear over time
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 351
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consequential damages, so the above limitation may not
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Mute: when the Mute icon is displayed, the audio for
When information mode is active, the current mode
setting for both audio channels is displayed. In addition
Channel 2 has been muted using the remote control’s
MUTE button.
to the items called out by number, the remaining information displays the current status of the source (such as
4. Channel 2 Mode — Displays the current source for
station frequency, name, preset or track num- ber, song
Channel 2.
title, artist name, album name, etc.).
5. Channel 2 ENTER Button Action — When the ENTER
1. Channel 1 Mode – Displays the current source for
button on the remote control is pressed with the
Channel 1.
9INPUT FILE #9 button visible on the screen, the
screen shows a numeric entry keypad which allows
2. Channel 1 Audio Only/Mute — Audio: The audio
you to enter a specific track number on data discs and
only icon is not used on Channel 1, in a single screen
system. Mute: when the Mute icon is displayed, the
HDD (see Numeric Keypad Menu section of this
manual). Also, Enter Button Action – “INPUT TRK #”
audio for Channel 1 has been muted using the remote
to enter a specific track number on audio discs.
control’s MUTE button.
3. Channel 2 Audio Only/Mute — Audio: Only in a 6. Remote Locked Out—When the icon is displayed, the
remote control functions are disabled.
single screen system: The audio only icon is displayed
on Channel 2 when Channel 1 is in a video mode.
7. Clock — Displays the time.
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8. Channel 1 Shared Status — When the icon is dis- When the display for either Channel 1 or Channel 2
played, the audio for Channel 1 is also shared with the shows DIRECT TUNE, pressing the remote control’s
radio and playing through the cabin speakers.
ENTER button activates a numeric keypad menu. This
screen makes it easy to enter a specific tuner frequency,
Numeric Keypad Menu
satellite channel, or track number. To enter the desired
digit:
1. Press the remote control’s navigation buttons (䉱, 䉲,
䉴, 䉳) to navigate to the desired digit.
2. When the digit is highlighted, press the remote control’s ENTER button to select the digit. Repeat these
steps until all digits are entered.
3. To delete the last digit, navigate to the Del button and
press the remote control’s ENTER button.
4. After all of the digits are entered, navigate to the Go
button and press the remote control’s ENTER button.
Numeric Keypad Menu
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Station List Menu
Options Menu
When listening to Satellite audio, pressing the remote
control’s MENU button displays a list of all available
channels. Navigate this list using the remote control’s
navigation buttons (m, .) to find the desired station, press
the remote control’s ENTER button to tune to that station.
To jump through the list more quickly, navigate to the
Page Up and Page Down icons on the screen.
Disc Menu
When listening to a CD Audio or CD Data disc, pressing
the remote control’s MENU button displays a list of all
commands which control playback of the disc. Using the
options you can activate or cancel Random play.
When watching a video source (DVD Video with the disc
in Play mode, Aux Video, etc.), pressing the “Options”
soft-key activates the Options Settings menu. From this
menu you can adjust Audio, Subtitles, Angle and Title.
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Display Settings
Listening To Audio With The Screen Closed
When watching a video source (DVD Video with the disc
in Play mode, Aux Video, etc.), pressing the remote
control’s SETUP button activates the Display Settings
menu. These settings control the appearance of the video
on the screen. The factory default settings are already set
for optimum viewing, so there is no need to change these
settings under normal circumstances.
To listen to only audio portion of the channel with the
screen closed:
• Set the audio to the desired source and channel.
• Close the video screen.
• To change the current audio mode, press the remote
control’s MODE button. This will automatically select
To change the settings, press the remote control’s navithe next available audio mode without using the Mode
gation buttons (m, .) to select an item, then press the
Select menu.
remote control’s navigation buttons (c, b) to change the
• When the screen is reopened, the video screen will
value for the currently selected item. To reset all values
automatically turn back on and show the appropriate
back to the original settings, select the Default Settings
display menu or media.
menu option and press the remote control’s ENTER
button.
If the screen is closed and there is no audio heard, verify
that the headphones are turned on (the ON indicator is
illuminated) and the headphone selector switch is on the
desired channel. If the headphones are turned on, press
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the remote control’s power button to turn audio on. If DVD Region Codes
audio is still not heard, check that fully charged batteries
The VES™ DVD player and many DVD discs are coded
are installed in the headphones.
by geographic region. These region codes must match in
Disc Formats
order for the disc to play. If the region code for the DVD
The VES™ DVD player is capable of playing the follow- disc does not match the region code for the player, the
disc will not play and will be ejected.
ing types of discs (12 mm or 8 mm diameter):
DVD Audio Support
• DVD-Video discs (MPEG-2 video compression) (see
notes about DVD Region Codes)
When a DVD-Audio disc is inserted in the VES™ DVD
player, the DVD-Audio title on the disc is played by
• DVD-Audio discs (2 channel audio output only)
default (most DVD-Audio discs also have a Video title,
• Audio Compact Discs (CDs)
but the Video title is ignored). All multi-channel program
• CD Data discs with MP3 and WMA compressed audio material is automatically mixed down to two channels,
which may result in a lowered apparent volume level. If
format files
you increase the volume level to account for this change
• Video CDs (MPEG-1 video compression)
in level, remember to lower the volume before changing
the disc or to another mode.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 357
Recorded Discs
• For CD Data (or CD-ROM) discs, always use the
ISO-9660 (Level 1 or Level 2), Joliet, or Romeo format.
Other formats (such as UDF, HFS, or others) are not
supported.
The VES™ DVD player will play CD-R and CD-RW discs
recorded in CD-Audio or Video-CD format, or as a
CD-ROM containing MP3 or WMA files. The player will
also play DVD-Video content recorded to a DVD-R or • The player recognizes a maximum of 512 files and 99
folders per CD-R and CD-RW disc.
DVD-RW disc. DVD-ROM discs (either pressed or recorded) are not supported.
• Mixed media recordable DVD formats will only play
the Video_TS portion of the disc.
If you record a disc using a personal computer, there may
be cases where the VES™ DVD player may not be able to
If you are still having trouble writing a disc that is
play some or the entire disc, even if it is recorded in a
playable in the VES™ DVD player, check with the disc
compatible format and is playable on other players. To
recording software publisher for more information about
help avoid playback problems, use the following guideburning playable discs.
lines when recording discs.
The recommended method for labeling recordable discs
• Open sessions are ignored. Only sessions that are
(CD-R, CD-RW, and DVD-R) is with a permanent marker.
closed are playable.
Do not use adhesive labels as they may separate from the
• For multi-session CDs that contain only multiple CD- disc, become stuck, and cause permanent damage to the
Audio sessions, the player will renumber the tracks so DVD player.
each track number is unique.
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• Other compression formats such as AAC, MP3 Pro,
Ogg Vorbis, and ATRAC3 will not play. The DVD
The DVD player is capable of playing MP3 (MPEG-1
player will automatically skip the file and begin playAudio Layer 3) and WMA (Windows Media Audio) files
ing the next available file.
from a CD Data disc (usually a CD-R or CD-RW).
• If you are creating your own files, the recommended
• The DVD player always uses the file extension to
fixed bit rate for MP3 files is between 96 and 192Kbps
determine the audio format, so MP3 files must always
and the recommended fixed bit rate for WMA files is
end with the extension ⬙.mp3⬙ or ⬙.MP3⬙ and WMA
between 64 and 192Kbps. Variable bit rates are also
files must always end with the extension ⬙.wma⬙ or
supported. For both formats, the recommended
⬙.WMA⬙. To prevent incorrect playback, do not use
sample rate is either 44.1kHz or 48kHz.
these extensions for any other types of files.
• To change the current file, use the remote control’s or
• For MP3 files, only version 1 ID3 tag data (such as
DVD player’s 䉱 button to advance to the next file, or
artist name, track title, album, etc.) are supported.
the 䉲 button to return to the start of the current or
• Any file that is copy protected (such as those downprevious file.
loaded from many online music stores) will not play.
• To change the current directory, use the remote conThe DVD player will automatically skip the file and
trol’s PROG Up and Down buttons.
begin playing the next available file.
Compressed Audio Files (MP3 and WMA)
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 359
displays until a safe temperature is reached. This shutdown is necessary to protect the optics of the DVD
If the DVD player is unable to read the disc, a ⬙Disc Error⬙
player.
message is displayed on the VES™ and Radio displays
and the disc is automatically ejected. A dirty, damaged, or Product Agreement
incompatible disc format are all potential causes for a This product incorporates copyright protection technol⬙Disc Error⬙ message.
ogy that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellecDisc Errors
If a disc has a damaged track which results in audible or
visible errors that persists for 2.0 seconds, the DVD
player will attempt to continue playing the disc by
skipping forward 1.0 to 3.0 seconds at a time. If the end
of the disc is reached, the DVD player will return to the
beginning of the disc and attempt to play the start of the
first track.
The DVD player may shut down during extremely hot
conditions, such as when the vehicle’s interior temperature is above 120°F. When this occurs, the DVD player
will display ⬙VES High Temp⬙ and will shut off the VES™
tual property rights. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is
intended for home or other limited viewing uses otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or
disassembly is prohibited.
Dolby威 Digital and MLP Lossless Manufactured
under license from Dolby Laboratories. ⬙Dolby⬙, ⬙MLP
Lossless⬙, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories. Confidential unpublished works.
Copyright 1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories. All right
reserved.
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General Information
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
This system complies with Part 15 of the FCC Operation
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
is subject to the following two conditions:
surface of the steering wheel. The left and right-hand
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
controls are rocker-type switches with a pushbutton in
2. This device must accept any interference received, the center of each switch. Reach behind the steering
wheel to access the switches.
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
iPod姞/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
This feature allows an iPod威 or external USB device to be
plugged into the USB port.
iPod威 control supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod威
and iPhone威 devices. Some iPod威 software versions may
not fully support the iPod威 control features. Please visit
Apple’s website for software updates.
For further information, refer to the Uconnect Touch™
User’s Manual.
Remote Sound Controls (Back View Of Steering Wheel)
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 361
Right-Hand Switch Functions
• Press the top of the switch to increase the volume.
• Press the bottom of the switch to decrease the volume.
Left-Hand Switch Functions For Media (i.e., CD)
Operation
• Press the top of the switch once to listen to the next
track.
• Press the button in the center of the switch to change
• Press the bottom of the switch once either to listen to
modes (i.e., AM, FM, etc.).
the beginning of the current track or to listen to the
Left-Hand Switch Functions For Radio Operation
beginning of the previous track if it is within one
second after the current track begins to play.
• Press the top of the switch to SEEK the next listenable
station up from the current setting.
• Press the switch up or down twice to listen to the
second track, three times to listen to the third track,
• Press the bottom of the switch to SEEK the next
and so forth.
listenable station down from the current setting.
• Press the button located in the center of the switch to
• Press the button in the center of the switch to tune to
change to the next preset that you have programmed.
the next preset that you have programmed.
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CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following 7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
precautions:
too high.
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particusurface.
lar disc, it may be damaged (i.e., scratched, reflective
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth, coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
wiping from center to edge.
good disc before considering disc player service.
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratchRADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
ing the disc.
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners, Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
or anti-static sprays.
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 363
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 mobile phone operation when
not using Uconnect™ (if equipped).
Hard-Keys
Hard-keys are located on the left and right side of the
Uconnect Touch™ 4.3 screen in the center of the instrument panel. There are also hard-keys located below the
Uconnect Touch™ screen.
CLIMATE CONTROLS
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General Overview
The air conditioning and heating system is designed to
make you comfortable in all types of weather. This
system can be operated through either the Automatic
Climate Controls on the instrument panel or through the
Uconnect Touch™ system display.
When the Uconnect Touch™ system is in different modes
(Radio, Player, Settings, More, etc.) the driver and passenger temperature settings will be indicated at the top of
the display.
1 — Uconnect Touch™ System 4.3 Climate Hard-Key
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Automatic Temperature Controls — Hard-Keys
Automatic Temperature Controls — Hard-Keys
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 365
Soft-Keys
Soft-keys are accessible on the Uconnect Touch™ system
screen.
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Uconnect Touch™ System 8.4 Automatic
Temperature Controls — Soft-Keys
Uconnect Touch™ System 4.3 Manual
Temperature Controls — Soft-keys
366 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
Button Descriptions
(Applies To Both Hard-keys And Soft-keys)
4. AUTO Operation Button
Automatically controls the interior cabin temperature by
adjusting airflow distribution and amount. Performing
Press and release to change the current setting, the this function will cause the ATC to switch between
indicator illuminates when MAX A/C is ON. Performing manual mode and automatic modes. Refer to “Automatic
this function again will cause the MAX A/C operation to Operation” for more information.
switch into manual mode and the MAX A/C indicator 5. Front Defrost Button
will turn off.
Press and release to change the current airflow setting to
2. A/C Button
Defrost mode. The indicator illuminates when this feaPress and release to change the current setting, the ture is ON. Performing this function will cause the ATC
indicator illuminates when A/C is ON. Performing this to switch into manual mode. The blower speed may
function again will cause the A/C operation to switch increase when Defrost mode is selected. If the front
into manual mode and the A/C indicator will turn off. defrost mode is turned off the climate system will return
the previous setting.
3. Recirculation Button
1. MAX A/C Button
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when ON.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 367
6. Rear Defrost Button
CAUTION! (Continued)
Press and release this button to turn on the rear window
defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped).
An indicator will illuminate when the rear window
defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically
turns off after 10 minutes.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
7. Rear Climate Button
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after
soaking with warm water.
(Continued)
Press and release this button to turn on the rear climate
controls (if equipped). The indicator will illuminate when
the rear climate controls are ON. Performing this function
again will turn OFF the rear climate controls.
8. Passenger Temperature Control Up Button
Provides the passenger with independent temperature
control. Push the button for warmer temperature settings.
NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will
automatically exit Sync.
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automatic mode to switch to manual operation. The
speeds can be selected using either hard-heys or soft-keys
Provides the passenger with independent temperature
as follows:
control. Push the button for cooler temperature settings.
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Remote Start, the
NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will climate controls will not function during Remote Start
automatically exit Sync.
operation if the blower control is left in the “O” (Off)
position. Blower control should be left in the “ON” posi10. SYNC
tion to allow the climate control to either warm or cool the
Press the Sync soft-key to toggle the Sync feature On/Off. vehicle.
The Sync indicator is illuminated when this feature is
enabled. Sync is used to synchronize the passenger Hard-key
temperature setting with the driver temperature setting. The blower speed increases as you turn the control
Changing the passenger temperature setting while in clockwise from the lowest blower setting. The blower
Sync will automatically exit this feature.
speed decreases as you turn the knob counter-clockwise.
9. Passenger Temperature Control Down Button
11. Blower Control
Soft-key
Blower control is used to regulate the amount of air Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting
forced through the climate system. There are seven and the large blower icon to increase the blower setting.
blower speeds available. Adjusting the blower will cause Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar
area between the icons.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 369
12. Modes
The airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air
comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets,
demist outlets and defrost outlets. The Mode settings are
as follows:
• Panel Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument
panel. Each of these outlets can be individually
adjusted to direct the flow of air. The air vanes of
the center outlets and outboard outlets can be moved up
and down or side to side to regulate airflow direction.
There is a shut off wheel located below the air vanes to
shut off or adjust the amount of airflow from these
outlets.
• Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets and
floor outlets. A slight amount of air is directed
through the defrost and side window demister
outlets.
NOTE: BI-LEVEL mode is designed under comfort conditions to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and
warmer air from the floor outlets.
• Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount
of air is directed through the defrost and side
window demister outlets.
• Mix Mode
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window
demist outlets. This mode works best in cold or
snowy conditions.
• Defrost Mode
Air comes from the windshield and side window
demist outlets. Use Defrost mode with maximum
temperature settings for best windshield and side window defrosting and defogging. When the defrost mode is
selected, the blower level may will increase.
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13. Climate Control OFF Button
16. Temperature Control (Manual Temperature Control
Only)
Press and release this button to turn the Climate Control
Press the temperature soft-key to regulate the temperaON/OFF.
ture of the air inside the passenger compartment. Moving
14. Driver Temperature Control Down Button
the temperature bar into the red area, indicates warmer
Provides the driver with independent temperature con- temperatures. Moving the temperature bar into the blue
trol. Push the button for cooler temperature settings.
area indicates cooler temperatures.
NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically Climate Control Functions
adjust the passenger temperature setting at the same
A/C (Air Conditioning)
time.
The Air Conditioning (A/C) button allows the operator
15. Driver Temperature Control Up Button
to manually activate or deactivate the air conditioning
Provides the driver with independent temperature con- system. When the air conditioning system is turned on,
trol. Push the button for warmer temperature settings.
cool dehumidified air will flow through the outlets into
the cabin. For improved fuel economy, press the A/C
NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically
button to turn off the air conditioning and manually
adjust the passenger temperature setting at the same
adjust the blower and airflow mode settings.
time.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 371
NOTE:
Recirculation Control
• For Manual Climate Controls, if the system is in Mix,
Floor or Defrost Mode, the A/C can be turned off, but
the A/C system shall remain active to prevent fogging
of the windows.
When outside air contains smoke, odors, or
high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired,
you may wish to recirculate interior air by
pressing the Recirculation control button. The
• If fog or mist appears on the windshield or side glass, recirculation indicator will illuminate when this button is
select Defrost mode and increase blower speed.
selected. Push the button a second time to turn off the
• If your air conditioning performance seems lower than Recirculation mode and allow outside air into the vehicle.
expected, check the front of the A/C condenser (lo- NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may
cated in front of the radiator), for an accumulation of lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from mode is not allowed in Defrost mode to improve window
behind the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric clearing operation. Recirculation will be disabled autofront fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the matically if these modes are selected. Attempting to use
condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
Recirculation while in these modes will cause the LED in
the control button to blink and then turn off.
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3. When the system is set up for your comfort level, it is
not necessary to change the settings. You will experiATC Hard-keys are located in the center of the instruence the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the
ment panel.
system to function automatically.
Soft-keys are accessible on the Uconnect Touch™ system
NOTE:
screen.
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts
1. Press the AUTO hard-key or soft-key button (9) on the
the temperature, mode, and blower speed to provide
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) Panel.
comfort as quickly as possible.
Automatic Operation
2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the
system to maintain by adjusting the driver and passenger temperature hard or soft control buttons (6, 7,
10, 11). Once the desired temperature is displayed, the
system will achieve and automatically maintain that
comfort level.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 373
• The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric
units by selecting the US/M customer-programmable
feature. Refer to the “Uconnect Touch™ System Settings” in this section of the manual.
The blower fan speed can be set to any fixed speed by
adjusting the blower control. The fan will now operate at
a fixed speed until additional speeds are selected. This
allows the front occupants to control the volume of air
circulated in the vehicle and cancel the Auto mode.
To provide you with maximum comfort in the Automatic
mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will remain The operator can also select the direction of the airflow
on low until the engine warms up. The blower will by selecting one of the available mode settings. A/C
increase in speed and transition into Auto mode.
operation and Recirculation control can also be manually
selected in Manual operation.
Manual Operation
The system allows for manual selection of blower speed,
air distribution mode, A/C status and recirculation control.
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Rear Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) —
If Equipped
The rear ATC system has floor air outlets at the rear right
side of the 3rd Row seats and overhead outlets at each
outboard rear seating position. The system provides
heated air through the floor outlets or cool, dehumidified
air through the headliner outlets.
The rear system temperature control is in the Uconnect
Touch™ system, located on the instrument panel.
Rear Climate Controls 4.3 Screen
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Blower Up Soft-Key
Mode Soft-Key
Temperature Soft-Key
Blower Down Soft-Key
5 — Done Soft-Key
6 — Rear Lock Soft-Key
7 — Rear Off Soft-Key
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 375
Rear Lock
Pressing the Rear Temperature Lock soft-key on the
Uconnect Touch™ screen, illuminates a lock symbol in
the rear display. The rear temperature and air source are
controlled from the front Uconnect Touch™ system.
Rear second row occupants can only adjust the rear ATC
control when the Rear Temperature Lock button is turned
off.
Rear Climate Controls 8.4 Screen
1 — Rear Auto Soft-Key
2 — Rear Lock Soft-Key
3 — Front Climate Soft-Key
4 — Temperature Up Soft-Key
5— Temperature Down
Soft-Key
6
7
8
9
—
—
—
—
Blower Up Soft-Key
Mode Soft-Key
Blower Down Soft-Key
Rear Off Soft-Key
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The rear ATC is located in the headliner, near the center • Press the Rear Temperature Lock button on the
of the vehicle.
Uconnect Touch™ screen. This turns off the Rear
Temperature Lock icon in the rear temperature knob.
• Rotate the Rear Blower, Rear Temperature and the
Rear Mode Control knobs to suit your comfort needs.
• ATC is selected by adjusting the rear blower knob
counterclockwise to AUTO.
Rear ATC Control Features
1 - Blower Speed
2 - Rear Temperature
3 - Rear MODE
4 - Rear Temperature Lock
Once the desired temperature is displayed, the ATC
System will automatically achieve and maintain that
comfort level. When the system is set up for your comfort
level, it is not necessary to change the settings. You will
experience the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the
system to function automatically.
NOTE: It is not necessary to move the temperature
settings for cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts the temperature, mode and fan speed to
provide comfort as quickly as possible.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 377
Rear Blower Control
Rear Temperature Control
The rear blower control knob can be manually set to off,
or any fixed blower speed, by rotating the knob from low
to high. This allows the rear seat occupants to control the
volume of air circulated in the rear of the vehicle.
To change the temperature in the rear of the vehicle,
rotate the temperature knob counterclockwise to lower
the temperature, and clockwise to increase the temperature. The rear temperature settings are displayed in the
Uconnect Touch™ system.
CAUTION!
When rear controls are locked by the Uconnect Touch™
system , the Rear Temperature Lock symbol on the
temperature knob is illuminated and any rear overhead
adjustments are ignored.
Interior air enters the Rear Automatic Temperature
Control System through an intake grille, located in
the right side trim panel behind the third row seats.
The rear outlets are located in the right side trim
panel of the 3rd Row seat. Do not block or place
objects directly in front of the inlet grille or heater
outlets. The electrical system could overload causing
damage to the blower motor.
Rear Mode Control
Auto Mode
• The rear system automatically maintains the correct
mode and comfort level desired by the rear seat
occupants.
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Headliner Mode
Operating Tips
Air comes from the outlets in the headliner. Each NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for
of these outlets can be individually adjusted to suggested control settings for various weather condidirect the flow of air. Moving the air vanes of the outlets tions.
to one side will shut off the airflow.
Summer Operation
Bi-Level Mode
The engine cooling system in air-conditioned vehicles
Air comes from both the headliner outlets and the must be protected with a high-quality antifreeze coolant
to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect
floor outlets.
against engine overheating. A solution of 50% ethylene
NOTE: In many temperature positions, the BI-LEVEL
glycol antifreeze coolant and 50% water is recommended.
mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the headRefer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
liner outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
Floor Mode
Winter Operation
Air comes from the floor outlets.
Use of the air Recirculation mode during Winter months
is not recommended because it may cause window
fogging.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 379
Vacation Storage
Outside Air Intake
Any time you store your vehicle or keep it out of service
(i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the
fresh air and high blower setting. This will ensure
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
of compressor damage when the system is started again.
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In
winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
slush, and snow.
Window Fogging
A/C Air Filter
Interior fogging on the windshield can be quickly removed by turning the mode selector to Defrost. The
Defrost/Floor mode can be used to maintain a clear
windshield and provide sufficient heating. If side window fogging becomes a problem, increase the blower
speed. Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild
but rainy or humid weather.
The climate control system filters outside air containing
dust, pollen and some odors. Strong odors cannot be
totally filtered out. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for filter replacement instructions.
NOTE: Recirculation mode without A/C should not be
used for long periods, as fogging may occur.
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Manual Control Setting Suggestions For Various Weather Conditions
STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386 䡵 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . .391
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393
▫ Keyless Enter-N-Go™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .387
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . .393
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .387
▫ Four-Speed Automatic Transmission –
2.4L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393
▫ Extreme Cold Weather
(Below –20°F Or −29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
䡵 ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED . . .390
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
▫ Six-Speed Automatic Transmission –
3.6L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
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382 STARTING AND OPERATING
䡵 AUTOSTICK威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410 䡵 BRAKE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .419
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . .420
䡵 ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) — IF EQUIPPED . . .411 䡵 ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM . . . .421
䡵 DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES . . . . . . . . .412
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . .421
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . .424
䡵 DRIVING THROUGH WATER . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
▫ Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . .424
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . .425
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
▫ ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light
And ESC OFF Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . .427
䡵 POWER STEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
䡵 PARKING BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
▫ Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .428
䡵 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
STARTING AND OPERATING 383
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN). . . . . . . . . . .433
▫ Full Size Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .445
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . .434
▫ Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .445
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .435
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .446
䡵 TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION. . . . . . . . .439
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .439
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
䡵 TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES) . . . . . . .450
▫ All Season Tires – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .442 䡵 TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . .451
▫ Summer Or Three Season Tires – If Equipped . . .443 䡵 TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) . .452
▫ Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
▫ Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire
And Wheel – If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .444
▫ Premium System – If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . .457
▫ Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped . . . . . . . . .444
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .461
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384 STARTING AND OPERATING
䡵 FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . .463
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
▫ Fuel System Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .465
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
▫ Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel
Vehicles (E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles . . . . . . .469
▫ Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
▫ Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
▫ Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470
▫ Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470
䡵 ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .472
䡵 FLEXIBLE FUEL (3.6L ENGINE ONLY) —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
䡵 VEHICLE LOADING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472
▫ E-85 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
▫ Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472
▫ Ethanol Fuel (E-85) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .467
▫ Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) . . . . . . .473
▫ Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .468
▫ Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) . . . . . . . . .473
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▫ Overloading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .473
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482
▫ Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483
䡵 TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .488
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . .475 䡵 RECREATIONAL TOWING
(BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . .490
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
▫ Trailer Towing Weights
(Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . .481
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386 STARTING AND OPERATING
STARTING PROCEDURES
Automatic Transmission
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust the The shift lever must be in the NEUTRAL or PARK
inside and outside mirrors, fasten your seat belt, and if position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes
present, instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat before shifting into any driving gear.
belts.
CAUTION!
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. Children should be warned
not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the
shift lever. Do not leave the key fob in or near the
vehicle, and do not leave the ignition in the in the
ACC or RUN position. A child could operate power
windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK, or NEUTRAL
into any forward gear when the engine is above
idle speed.
• 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.
(Continued)
STARTING AND OPERATING 387
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.
Keyless Enter-N-Go™
Normal Starting
2. Press and hold the brake pedal while pressing the
ENGINE START/STOP button once.
3. The system takes over and attempts to start the
vehicle. If the vehicle fails to start, the starter will
disengage automatically after 10 seconds.
4. If you wish to stop the cranking of the engine prior to
This feature allows the driver to operthe engine starting, press the button again.
ate the ignition switch with the push
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
of a button, as long as the Remote
engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the
Start/Keyless Enter-N-Go™ FOBIK is
accelerator pedal.
in the passenger compartment.
To Turn Off The Engine Using ENGINE
START/STOP Button
Using The ENGINE START/STOP Button
1. Place the shift lever in PARK, then press and release
the ENGINE START/STOP button.
1. The transmission must be in PARK or NEUTRAL.
2. The ignition switch will return to the OFF position.
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388 STARTING AND OPERATING
3. If the shift lever is not in PARK, the ENGINE START/
STOP button must be held for two seconds and vehicle
speed must be above 5 mph (8 km/h) before the
engine will shut off. The ignition switch position will
remain in the ACC position until the shift lever is in
PARK and the button is pressed twice to the OFF
position. If the shift lever is not in PARK and the
ENGINE START/STOP button is pressed once, the
EVIC (if equipped) will display a “Vehicle Not In
Park” message and the engine will remain running.
Never leave a vehicle out of the PARK position, or it
could roll.
ENGINE START/STOP Button Functions – With
Driver’s Foot OFF The Brake Pedal (In PARK Or
NEUTRAL Position)
The ENGINE START/STOP button operates similar to an
ignition switch. It has four positions, OFF, ACC, RUN
and START. To change the ignition switch positions
without starting the vehicle and use the accessories
follow these steps.
• Starting with the ignition switch in the OFF position:
• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button once to
change the ignition switch to the ACC position (EVIC
will display “ACC”),
NOTE: If the ignition switch is left in the ACC or RUN
(engine not running) position and the transmission is in • Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a second time
PARK, the system will automatically time out after 30
to change the ignition switch to the RUN position
minutes of inactivity and the ignition will switch to the
(EVIC will display “ON/RUN”),
OFF position.
STARTING AND OPERATING 389
• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a third time to
return the ignition switch to the OFF position (EVIC
will display “OFF”).
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or −29°C)
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
an externally powered electric engine block heater (available from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
If Engine Fails To Start
WARNING!
• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquid into the
throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start
the vehicle. This could result in flash fire causing
serious personal injury.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel
could enter the catalytic converter and once the
engine has started, ignite and damage the converter
and vehicle.
• If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster
cables may be used to obtain a start from a booster
battery or the battery in another vehicle. This type
of start can be dangerous if done improperly. Refer
to “Jump Starting” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
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390 STARTING AND OPERATING
Clearing A Flooded Engine
(Using ENGINE START/STOP Button)
After Starting
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the decrease as the engine warms up.
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather⬙ proceENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
dures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel:
The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits
1. Press and hold the brake pedal.
quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a
2. Press the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
hold it.
grounded, three-wire extension cord.
3. Press and release the ENGINE START/STOP button The engine block heater must be plugged in at least one
once.
hour to have an adequate effect on the engine.
The starter motor will engage automatically, run for 10
seconds, and then disengage. Once this occurs, release
the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal, wait 10 to 15
seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
The engine block heater cord is bundled under the hood
between the headlight assembly and the Totally Integrated Power Module (Fuse Box) on the driver’s side of
the vehicle.
STARTING AND OPERATING 391
WARNING!
CAUTION! (Continued)
Remember to disconnect the engine block heater
cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt
electrical cord could cause electrocution.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
• Do not shift between PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, or DRIVE when the engine is above idle
speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal while
shifting out of PARK.
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.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK
or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than
idle speed. If your foot is not firmly pressing the
brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly
forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the
vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift
into gear when the engine is idling normally and
when your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
and turn the engine off. When the ignition is in the
OFF position, the shift lever is locked in PARK,
securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
• 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. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever. Do not leave the key fob in or
near the vehicle, and do not leave the ignition in
the in the ACC or RUN position. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
(Continued)
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Key Ignition Park Interlock
Four-Speed Automatic Transmission – 2.4L
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Inter- Engine
lock which requires the shift lever to be placed in PARK The shift lever position display (located in the instrument
before the engine can be turned off. This helps the driver cluster) indicates the transmission gear range. You must
avoid inadvertently leaving the vehicle without placing press the brake pedal to move the shift lever out of PARK
(refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System” in
the transmission in PARK.
this section). To drive, move the shift lever from PARK or
This system also locks the shift lever in PARK whenever
NEUTRAL to the DRIVE position.
the ignition switch is in the OFF position.
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
Interlock System (BTSI) that holds the shift lever in PARK vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
unless the brakes are applied. To move the shift lever out condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
of PARK, the ignition switch must be turned to the hundred miles (kilometers).
ON/RUN position (engine running or not) and the brake
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
pedal must be pressed.
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
moving the shift lever between these gears.
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394 STARTING AND OPERATING
The transmission shift lever has PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, DRIVE, and AutoStick威 shift positions. Manual
shifts can be made using the AutoStick威 shift control
(refer to “AutoStick威” in this section). Moving the shift
lever to the left or right (-/+) while in the AutoStick威
position (below the Drive position) will manually select
the transmission gear, and will display the current gear in
the instrument cluster as 4, 3, 2, 1.
Shift Lever
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
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NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating.
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
PARK
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in
motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle in this range.
When parking on a level surface, you may place the shift
lever in PARK first, and then apply the parking brake.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load on the
transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to
move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill
grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not completely in PARK. Check by trying to
move the shift lever rearward (with the brake pedal
released) after you have placed it in PARK. Make
sure the transmission is in PARK before leaving
the vehicle.
(Continued)
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396 STARTING AND OPERATING
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK
or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than
idle speed. If your foot is not firmly pressing the
brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly
forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the
vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift
into gear when the engine is idling normally and
your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
and turn the engine off. When the ignition is in the
OFF position, the shift lever is locked in the PARK,
securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
Furthermore, you should never leave unattended
children inside a vehicle.
(Continued)
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STARTING AND OPERATING 397
WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
• 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. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever. Do not leave the key fob in or
near the vehicle, and do not leave the ignition in
the in the ACC or RUN position. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the LOCK/OFF
position to the ON/RUN position, and also press
the brake pedal. Otherwise, damage to the shift
lever could result.
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from
PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as this
can damage the drivetrain.
The following indicators should be used to ensure that
you have engaged the shift lever into the PARK position:
• When shifting into PARK, firmly move the shift lever
all the way forward and to the left until it stops and is
fully seated.
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398 STARTING AND OPERATING
• Look at the shift lever position display and verify that
it indicates the PARK position.
• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
REVERSE
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
NEUTRAL
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
periods with the engine running. The engine may be
started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift
the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have a collision.
CAUTION!
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other
reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can result
in severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and
“Towing A Disabled Vehicle” in What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
STARTING AND OPERATING 399
If the transmission temperature exceeds normal operating limits, the powertrain controller will modify the
This range should be used for most city and highway
transmission shift schedule and expand the range of
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downtorque converter clutch engagement. This is done to
shifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission
prevent transmission damage due to overheating.
automatically upshifts through all forward gears. The
DRIVE position provides optimum driving characteris- During cold temperatures, transmission operation may
tics under all normal operating conditions.
be modified depending on engine and transmission
temperature as well as vehicle speed. This feature imWhen frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
proves warm up time of the engine and transmission to
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading condiachieve maximum efficiency. Engagement of the torque
tions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or
converter clutch is inhibited until the transmission fluid
while towing heavy trailers), use the AutoStick威 shift
is warm (refer to the “Note” under “Torque Converter
control (refer to “AutoStick威” in this section) to select a
Clutch” in this section). During extremely cold temperalower gear. Under these conditions, using a lower gear
tures (-16°F [-27°C] or below), operation may briefly be
will improve performance and extend transmission life
limited to second gear only. Normal operation will reby reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
sume once the transmission temperature has risen to a
suitable level.
DRIVE
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400 STARTING AND OPERATING
Transmission Limp Home Mode
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
Transmission function is monitored electronically for
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains
in second gear regardless of which forward gear is
selected. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue
to operate. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be
illuminated. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle to be
driven to an authorized dealer for service without damaging the transmission.
5. Restart the engine.
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal
operation.
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recommend that you visit your authorized dealer at your
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
recur.
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the service is required.
following steps:
1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
3. Turn the engine OFF.
STARTING AND OPERATING 401
Override Operation
Torque Converter Clutch
The automatic transmission includes an electronically
controlled Overdrive (fourth gear). The transmission will
automatically shift into Overdrive if the following conditions are present:
•
•
•
•
•
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle.
A clutch within the torque converter engages automatically at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly
different feeling or response during normal operation in
the shift lever is in the DRIVE position,
the upper gears. When the vehicle speed drops or during
the transmission fluid has reached an adequate some accelerations, the clutch automatically disengages.
temperature,
NOTE: The torque converter clutch will not engage until
the engine coolant has reached an adequate tempera- the transmission fluid and engine coolant are warm
ture, and
[usually after 1 to 3 miles (2 to 5 km) of driving]. Because
the engine speed is higher when the torque converter
vehicle speed is sufficiently high, and
clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the transmission
is not shifting into Overdrive when cold. This is normal.
the driver is not heavily pressing the accelerator.
Using the AutoStick威 shift control, when the transmission is sufficiently warm, will demonstrate that the
transmission is able to shift into and out of Overdrive.
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402 STARTING AND OPERATING
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
The shift lever position display (located in the instrument
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
cluster) indicates the transmission gear range. You must
moving the shift lever between these gears.
press the brake pedal to move the shift lever out of PARK
(refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System” in The transmission shift lever has PARK, REVERSE, NEUthis section). To drive, move the shift lever from PARK or TRAL, DRIVE, and AutoStick威 shift positions. Manual
NEUTRAL to the DRIVE position.
shifts can be made using the AutoStick威 shift control
(refer to “AutoStick威” in this section). Moving the shift
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
lever to the left or right (-/+) while in the AutoStick威
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
position (below the Drive position) will manually select
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
the transmission gear, and will display the current gear in
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
the instrument cluster as 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
hundred miles (kilometers).
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission – 3.6L Engine
STARTING AND OPERATING 403
PARK
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in
motion. Apply the parking brake when the leaving
vehicle in this range.
When parking on a level surface, you may place the shift
lever in PARK first, and then apply the parking brake.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load on the
transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to
Shift Lever
move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added precauGear Ranges
tion, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating.
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not completely in PARK. Check by trying to
move the shift lever rearward (with the brake pedal
released) after you have placed it in PARK. Make
sure the transmission is in PARK before leaving
the vehicle.
• It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK
or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than
idle speed. If your foot is not firmly pressing the
brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly
forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the
vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift
into gear when the engine is idling normally and
your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
(Continued)
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STARTING AND OPERATING 405
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
and turn the engine off. When the ignition is in the
OFF position, the shift lever is locked in PARK,
securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
Furthermore, you should never leave unattended
children inside a vehicle.
• 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. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever. Do not leave the key fob in or
near the vehicle, and do not leave the ignition in
the in the ACC or RUN position. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
(Continued)
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406 STARTING AND OPERATING
CAUTION!
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the LOCK/OFF
position to the ON/RUN position, and also press
the brake pedal. Otherwise, damage to the shift
lever could result.
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from
PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as this
can damage the drivetrain.
• Look at the shift lever position display and verify that
it indicates the PARK position.
• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
REVERSE
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
NEUTRAL
The following indicators should be used to ensure that
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
you have engaged the shift lever into the PARK position:
periods with the engine running. The engine may be
• When shifting into PARK, firmly move the shift lever started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift
all the way forward and to the left until it stops and is the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
fully seated.
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WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have a collision.
CAUTION!
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other
reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can result
in severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and
“Towing A Disabled Vehicle” in What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
DRIVE
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downshifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission
automatically upshifts through underdrive first, second,
third, and fourth gears, direct fifth gear and overdrive
sixth gear. The DRIVE position provides optimum driving characteristics under all normal operating conditions.
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or
while towing heavy trailers), use the AutoStick威 shift
control (refer to “AutoStick威” in this section) to select a
lower gear. Under these conditions, using a lower gear
will improve performance and extend transmission life
by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
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During cold temperatures, transmission operation may
be modified depending on engine and transmission
temperature as well as vehicle speed. This feature improves warm up time of the engine and transmission to
achieve maximum efficiency. Engagement of the torque
converter clutch is inhibited until the transmission fluid
is warm (refer to the “Note” under “Torque Converter
Clutch” in this section). During extremely cold temperatures (-16°F [-27°C] or below), operation may briefly be
limited to third gear only. Normal operation will resume
once the transmission temperature has risen to a suitable
level.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue to operate. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be illuminated. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle to be
driven to an authorized dealer for service without damaging the transmission.
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the
following steps:
1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
3. Turn the engine OFF.
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
Transmission function is monitored electronically for
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could 5. Restart the engine.
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal
in third gear regardless of which forward gear is selected.
operation.
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NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recom- • the engine coolant has reached an adequate temperature, and
mend that you visit your authorized dealer at your
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has
• vehicle speed is sufficiently high, and
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
• the driver is not heavily pressing the accelerator.
recur.
If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer Torque Converter Clutch
service is required.
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle.
Override Operation
A clutch within the torque converter engages automatiThe automatic transmission includes an electronically
cally at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly
controlled Overdrive (sixth gear). The transmission will
different feeling or response during normal operation in
automatically shift into Overdrive if the following conthe upper gears. When the vehicle speed drops or during
ditions are present:
some accelerations, the clutch automatically disengages.
• the shift lever is in the DRIVE position,
NOTE: The torque converter clutch will not engage until
• the transmission fluid has reached an adequate the transmission fluid and engine coolant are warm
temperature,
[usually after 1 to 3 miles (2 to 5 km) of driving]. Because
the engine speed is higher when the torque converter
clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the transmission
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is not shifting into Overdrive when cold. This is normal.
Using the AutoStick威 shift control, when the transmission is sufficiently warm, will demonstrate that the
transmission is able to shift into and out of Overdrive.
This allows the driver to manually select the transmission
gear being used. Moving the shift lever to the left (-)
triggers a downshift and to the right (+) an upshift. The
current gear will be displayed in the instrument cluster.
AUTOSTICK姞
In AutoStick威 mode, the transmission will only shift up
or down when the driver moves the shift lever to the
right (+) or left (-), unless an engine lugging or overspeed
condition would result. It will remain in the selected gear
until another upshift or downshift is chosen, except as
described below.
AutoStick威 is a driver-interactive transmission feature
providing manual shift control, giving you more control
of the vehicle. AutoStick威 allows you to maximize engine
braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts,
and improve overall vehicle performance.
This system can also provide you with more control
during passing, city driving, cold slippery conditions,
mountain driving, trailer towing, and many other situations.
• The transmission will automatically downshift to first
gear when coming to a stop. After a stop, the driver
should manually upshift (+) the transmission as the
vehicle is accelerated.
• You can start out, from a stop, in any gear except top
gear. Tapping (+) (at a stop) will allow starting in
second gear. Starting out in second gear is helpful in
When the shift lever is in the AutoStick威 position (below
snow or icy conditions.
the DRIVE position), it can be moved from side to side.
Operation
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• The transmission will automatically upshift when nec- AutoStick威 mode at any time without taking your foot off
essary to prevent engine over-speed.
the accelerator pedal.
• If a downshift would cause the engine to over-speed,
that shift will not occur until it is safe for the engine.
• Avoid using speed control when AutoStick威 is
engaged.
• Transmission shifting will be more noticeable when
AutoStick威 is engaged.
WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid, causing an accident
or personal injury.
• If the system detects powertrain overheating, the ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) — IF EQUIPPED
transmission will revert to the automatic shift mode This feature provides on-demand All-Wheel Drive
and remain in that mode until the powertrain cools off. (AWD). The system is automatic with no driver inputs or
• If the system detects a problem, it will disable the additional driving skills required. Under normal driving
AutoStick威 mode and the transmission will return to conditions, the front wheels provide most of the traction.
If the front wheels begin to lose traction, power is shifted
the automatic mode until the problem is corrected.
automatically to the rear wheels. The greater the front
To disengage AutoStick威 mode, move the shift lever to wheel traction loss, the greater the power transfer to the
the DRIVE position. You can shift in or out of the rear wheels.
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Additionally, on dry pavement under heavy throttle
input (where one may have no wheel spin), torque will be
sent to the rear in a pre-emptive effort to improve vehicle
launch and performance characteristics.
CAUTION!
All wheels must have the same size and type tires.
Unequal tire sizes must not be used. Unequal tire
size may cause failure of the power transfer unit.
WARNING!
Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous.
Unequal traction can cause sudden pulling of the
front wheels. You could lose control of the vehicle
and possibly have a collision. Accelerate slowly and
carefully whenever there is likely to be poor traction
(ice, snow, wet, mud, loose sand, etc.).
Traction
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road
Acceleration
surface. This is hydroplaning and may cause partial or
Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slip- complete loss of vehicle control and stopping ability. To
pery surfaces may cause the driving wheels to pull reduce this possibility, the following precautions should
erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs be observed:
when there is a difference in the surface traction under 1. Slow down during rainstorms or when the roads are
the front (driving) wheels.
slushy.
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2. Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles. Flowing/Rising Water
3. Replace the tires when tread wear indicators first
become visible.
4. Keep tires properly inflated.
5. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and
the vehicle in front of you to avoid a collision in a
sudden stop.
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
Driving through water more than a few inches/
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure
safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
WARNING!
Do not drive on or across a road or path where water
is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off). Flowing
water can wear away the road or path’s surface and
cause your vehicle to sink into deeper water. Furthermore, flowing and/or rising water can carry your
vehicle away swiftly. Failure to follow this warning
may result in injuries that are serious or fatal to you,
your passengers, and others around you.
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Shallow Standing Water
CAUTION! (Continued)
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
shallow standing water, consider the following Caution
and Warning before doing so.
CAUTION!
• Always check the depth of the standing water
before driving through it. Never drive through
standing water that is deeper than the bottom of
the tire rims mounted on the vehicle.
• Determine the condition of the road or the path
that is under water and if there are any obstacles in
the way before driving through the standing water.
• Do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h) when driving
through standing water. This will minimize wave
effects.
(Continued)
• Driving through standing water may cause damage
to your vehicle’s drivetrain components. Always
inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e., engine oil, transmission, axle, etc.) for signs of contamination (i.e.,
fluid that is milky or foamy in appearance) after
driving through standing water. Do not continue to
operate the vehicle if any fluid appears contaminated, as this may result in further damage. Such
damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and cause serious
internal damage to the engine. Such damage is not
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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WARNING!
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph
(8 km/h) when driving through standing water.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s braking capabilities, which increases stopping
distances. Therefore, after driving through standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on the
brake pedal several times to dry the brakes.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and leave you
stranded.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
POWER STEERING
The standard power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
steering capability if power assist is lost.
If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will
still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions, you will observe a substantial increase in steering
effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
NOTE:
• Increased noise levels at the end of the steering wheel
travel are considered normal and do not indicate that
there is a problem with the power steering system.
• Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may make noise for a short amount of time.
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering
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system. This noise should be considered normal, and it checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticidoes not in any way damage the steering system.
pated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an authorized dealer.
WARNING!
Continued operation with reduced power steering
assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others.
Service should be obtained as soon as possible.
CAUTION!
Prolonged operation of the steering system at the end
of the steering wheel travel will increase the steering
fluid temperature and it should be avoided when
possible. Damage to the power steering pump may
occur.
Power Steering Fluid Check
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your power steering
system as the chemicals can damage your power
steering components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
WARNING!
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and
with the engine off to prevent injury from moving
parts and to ensure accurate fluid level reading. Do
not overfill. Use only manufacturer’s recommended
power steering fluid.
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If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated
level. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all
surfaces. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for the correct fluid
type.
PARKING BRAKE
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied. Also, be certain to leave the
transmission in PARK.
The foot operated parking brake is located below the
lower left corner of the instrument panel. To apply the
Parking Brake
park brake, firmly push the park brake pedal fully. To When the parking brake is applied with the ignition
release the parking brake, press the park brake pedal a switch ON, the “Brake Warning Light” in the instrument
second time and let your foot up as you feel the brake cluster will illuminate.
disengage.
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NOTE:
• When the parking brake is applied and the transmission is placed in gear, the “Brake Warning Light” will
flash. If vehicle speed is detected, a chime will sound
to alert the driver. Fully release the parking brake
before attempting to move the vehicle.
• This light only shows that the parking brake is applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the front
wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away
from the curb on an uphill grade. For vehicles equipped
with an automatic transmission, apply the parking brake
before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load
on the transmission locking mechanism may make it
difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. The parking
brake should always be applied whenever the driver is
not in the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever. Do not leave the key fob in the
vehicle. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving; failure to do so can lead to brake
failure and a collision.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle or it may roll and cause damage or
injury. Also, be certain to leave the transmission in
PARK. Failure to do so may cause the vehicle to roll
and cause damage or injury.
CAUTION!
If the “Brake Warning Light” remains on with the
parking brake released, a brake system malfunction
is indicated. Have the brake system serviced by an
authorized dealer immediately.
BRAKE SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with dual hydraulic
brake systems. If either of the two hydraulic
systems loses normal capability, the remaining
system will still function. However, there will
be some loss of overall braking effectiveness. This will be
evident by increased pedal travel during application and
greater pedal force required to slow or stop the vehicle. In
addition, if the malfunction is caused by a leak in the
hydraulic system, the “Brake Warning Light” will turn on
as the brake fluid level drops in the master cylinder.
In the event power assist is lost for any reason (i.e.,
repeated brake applications with the engine OFF) the
brakes will still function. However, the effort required to
brake the vehicle will be much greater than that required
with the power system operating.
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WARNING!
• Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly a collision. Driving with your foot resting
or riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally high brake temperatures, excessive lining
wear, and possible brake damage. You would not
have your full braking capacity in an emergency.
• Driving a vehicle with the “Brake Warning Light”
on is dangerous. A significant decrease in braking
performance or vehicle stability during braking
may occur. It will take you longer to stop the
vehicle or will make your vehicle harder to control.
You could have a collision. Have the vehicle
checked immediately.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control
under adverse braking conditions. The system controls
hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lock-up to
help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking.
Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)” under “Electronic Brake Control System” in this section for more
information.
WARNING!
The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics
from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the
traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. ABS
cannot prevent collisions, including those resulting
from excessive speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. The capabilities of an
ABS-equipped vehicle must never be exploited in a
reckless or dangerous manner, which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of others.
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related motor noises. These noises are the system performing its self check cycle to ensure that the ABS is
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
working properly. This self check occurs each time the
brake control system commonly referred to as ESC. This
vehicle is started and accelerated past 7 mph (11 km/h).
system includes Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Brake
Assist System (BAS), Traction Control System (TCS), ABS is activated during braking under certain road or
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), Electronic Stability stopping conditions. ABS-inducing conditions can inControl (ESC), and Trailer Sway Control (TSC). These clude ice, snow, gravel, bumps, railroad tracks, loose
systems work together to enhance both vehicle stability debris, or panic stops.
and control in various driving conditions.
You also may experience the following when the brake
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
system goes into Anti-lock:
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) provides increased • The ABS motor running (it may continue to run for a
short time after the stop),
vehicle stability and brake performance under most
braking conditions. The system automatically “pumps” • The clicking sound of solenoid valves,
the brakes during severe braking conditions to prevent
• Brake pedal pulsations, and
wheel lock-up.
When the vehicle is driven over 7 mph (11 km/h), you • A slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the end
of the stop.
may also hear a slight clicking sound as well as some
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These are all normal characteristics of ABS.
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• The ABS contains sophisticated electronic equipment that may be susceptible to interference
caused by improperly installed or high output
radio transmitting equipment. This interference
can cause possible loss of anti-lock braking capability. Installation of such equipment should be
performed by qualified professionals.
• Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to an accident.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to
slow down or stop.
• The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase
braking or steering efficiency beyond that afforded
by the condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or
the traction afforded.
• The ABS cannot prevent accidents, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, following
another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning.
• The capabilities of an ABS equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner, which could jeopardize the user’s safety or
the safety of others.
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and
type and tires must be properly inflated to produce
(Continued) accurate signals for the computer.
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If both the Brake System Warning Light and the ABS
Light remain on, the ABS and Electronic Brake Force
Distribution (EBD) systems are not functioning. ImmediThe Anti-Lock Brake Light monitors the ABS.
The light will turn on when the ignition switch ate repair to the ABS system is required.
is turned to the ON position and may stay on Brake Assist System (BAS)
for as long as four seconds.
The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
If the ABS Light remains on or comes on while driving, it capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system system detects an emergency braking situation by sensis not functioning and that service is required. However, ing the rate and amount of brake application and then
the conventional brake system will continue to operate applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help
reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the
normally if the Brake System Warning Light is not on.
ABS. Applying the brakes very quickly results in the best
If the ABS Light is on, the brake system should be
BAS assistance. To receive the benefit of the system, you
serviced as soon as possible to restore the benefits of
must apply continuous braking pressure during the
Anti-Lock brakes. If the ABS Light does not come on
stopping sequence, (do not “pump” the brakes). Do not
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position,
reduce brake pedal pressure unless braking is no longer
have the light repaired as soon as possible.
desired. Once the brake pedal is released, the BAS is
deactivated.
Anti-Lock Brake Light
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WARNING!
BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from
acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the traction
afforded by prevailing road conditions. BAS cannot
prevent accidents, including those resulting from
excessive speed in turns, driving on very slippery
surfaces, or hydroplaning. The capabilities of a BASequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner, which could jeopardize
the user’s safety or the safety of others.
Traction Control System (TCS)
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of
the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake
pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine
power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and
stability. A feature of the TCS functions similar to a
limited slip differential and controls the wheel spin
across a driven axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is
spinning faster than the other, the system will apply the
brake of the spinning wheel. This will allow more engine
torque to be applied to the wheel that is not spinning.
This feature remains active even if TCS and ESC are in
the “Partial Off” mode. Refer to “Electronic Stability
Control (ESC)” in this section for more information.
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
This system anticipates the potential for wheel lift by
monitoring the driver’s steering wheel input and the
speed of the vehicle. When ERM determines that the rate
of change of the steering wheel angle and vehicle’s speed
are sufficient to potentially cause wheel lift, it then
applies the appropriate brake and may also reduce
engine power to lessen the chance that wheel lift will
occur. ERM will only intervene during very severe or
evasive driving maneuvers.
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ERM can only reduce the chance of wheel lift occurring
during severe or evasive driving maneuvers. It cannot
prevent wheel lift due to other factors, such as road
conditions, leaving the roadway, or striking objects or
other vehicles.
WARNING!
Many factors, such as vehicle loading, road conditions, and driving conditions, influence the chance
that wheel lift or rollover may occur. ERM cannot
prevent all wheel lift or rollovers, especially those
that involve leaving the roadway or striking objects
or other vehicles. The capabilities of an ERMequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner, which could jeopardize
the user’s safety or the safety of others.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESC corrects for over-steering and under-steering the vehicle by
applying the brake of the appropriate wheel. Engine
power may also be reduced to help the vehicle maintain
the desired path.
The ESC uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the path
that the driver intends to steer the vehicle and compares
it to the actual path of the vehicle. When the actual path
does not match the intended path, the ESC applies the
brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting
the condition of over-steer or under-steer.
• Over-steer - when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
• Under-steer - when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
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ESC Operating Modes
The ESC system has two available operating modes.
Full On
This is the normal operating mode for ESC. Whenever the
vehicle is started the system will be in this mode. This
mode should be used for most driving situations. ESC
should only be turned to “Partial Off” for specific reasons
as noted. Refer to “Partial Off” for additional information.
Partial Off
The “ESC OFF” button is located in the switch bank
above the climate control. To enter the “Partial Off”
mode, momentarily press the “ESC OFF” button and the
“ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” will illuminate. To turn the ESC on again, momentarily press the
“ESC OFF” button and the “ESC Activation/Malfunction
Indicator Light” will turn off. This will restore the normal
“ESC On” mode of operation.
ESC OFF Button
NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
with snow chains, or when starting off in deep snow,
sand, or gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the
“Partial Off” mode by momentarily pressing the “ESC
OFF” button. Once the situation requiring “Partial Off”
mode is overcome, turn ESC back on by momentarily
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pressing the “ESC OFF” button. This may be done while ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
the vehicle is in motion.
ESC OFF Indicator Light
WARNING!
When in “Partial Off” mode, the TCS functionality of
ESC (except for the limited slip feature described in
the TCS section) has been disabled and the “ESC Off
Indicator Light” will be illuminated. All other stability features of ESC function normally. When in
“Partial Off” mode, the engine power reduction of
TCS is disabled, and the enhanced vehicle stability
offered by the ECS system is reduced.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position. It should go out with the engine
running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
malfunction has been detected in the ESC system. If this
light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the
vehicle has been driven several miles (kilometers) at
speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem
diagnosed and corrected.
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when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (located in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as
that caused the ESC activation.
the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also
The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Activation/
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is off.
Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little
throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
driving to the prevailing road conditions.
TSC uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize an excesNOTE:
sively swaying trailer. TSC activates automatically once
the excessively swaying trailer is recognized. When TSC
• The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light”
is functioning, the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicaand the “ESC OFF Indicator Light” come on momentor Light” will flash, the engine power will be reduced,
tarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
and you will feel the brake being applied to individual
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system wheels in an attempt to stop the trailer from swaying.
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
NOTE: The TSC is disabled when the ESC system is in
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds the “Partial Off” mode.
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
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WARNING!
• TSC cannot stop all trailers from swaying. Always
use caution when towing a trailer and follow the
tongue weight recommendations. Refer to ”Vehicle
Loading” and “Trailer Towing” in “Starting and
Operating” for further information.
• If TSC activates while towing a trailer, stop the
vehicle at the nearest safe location and adjust the
trailer load to eliminate the trailer sway.
• Failure to follow these warnings can result in an
accident or serious personal injury.
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Tire Markings
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1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards
Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
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NOTE:
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.
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designa- • Temporary spare tires are spares designed for tempotion. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
rary emergency use only. Temporary high pressure
compact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded
• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European
into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Exdesign standards. Tires designed to this standard have
ample: T145/80D18 103M.
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire • High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
• LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric
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Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T or S = Temporary spare tire
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
— Ratio of section height to section width of tire
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
R = Construction code
— ⬙R⬙ means radial construction
— ⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
— A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
H = Speed Symbol
— A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to
its load index under certain operating conditions
— The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under
specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and
posted speed limits)
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire
Light Load (LL) = Light load tire
C, D, E, F, G = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load— Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure— Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for
this tire
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Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire, tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard
side of the tire.
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the
date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
— This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards and is approved for highway use
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
—03 means the 3rd week.
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
—01 means the year 2001
— Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the
year in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
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Tire Terminology And Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Cold Tire Inflation
Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
The vehicle B-Pillar is the structural member of the body located
behind the front door.
Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after
the vehicle has not been driven for at least 3 hours, or driven less
than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a three hour period. Inflation
pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per square inch) or
kPa (kilopascals).
The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible
cold tire inflation pressure for this tire. The maximum inflation
pressure is molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended cold tire inflation pressure
as shown on the tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle describing the
vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire sizes and
the recommended cold tire inflation pressures.
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Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
Tire And Loading Information Placard
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed
on the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the
driver’s side door.
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Tire and Loading Information Placard
Tire Placard Location
This placard tells you important information about
the:
1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle
2) total weight your vehicle can carry
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To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
Loading
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You the weight referenced here.
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading 1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section
XXX kg” on your vehicle’s placard.
of this manual.
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition, 2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
3) tire size designed for your vehicle
4) cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
spare tires.
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
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3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pas- NOTE:
sengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
• The following table shows examples on how to calculate total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
of your vehicle with varying seating configurations
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
“XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
be five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the
amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
is 650 lbs (295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – 750
• For the following example, the combined weight of
= 650 lbs [295 kg]).
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
(392 kg).
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
manual to determine how this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
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WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
Safety
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause collisions.
• Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can result in over-heating and tire failure.
• Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion
shock. Objects on the road and chuckholes can
cause damage that result in tire failure.
• Over-inflated or under-inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in
loss of vehicle control.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle
to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the
right or left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
stability of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of
sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering.
Unequal tire pressures can cause erratic and unpredictable steering response.
Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the
vehicle to drift left or right.
Economy
Tire Inflation Pressures
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for
earlier tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases
tire rolling resistance resulting in higher fuel consumption.
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the
driver’s side “B” Pillar or rear edge of the driver’s side
door.
The tire pressure should be checked and adjusted as well
as inspected for signs of tire wear or visible damage at
least once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge
to check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
properly inflated even when they are under-inflated.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
ride. Both under-inflation and over-inflation affect the
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CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage the valve stem.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
“cold tire inflation pressure.” Cold tire inflation pressure which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not outside temperature condition.
been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1 Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
mile (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum infla- build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
tion pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
temperature changes.
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Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
Radial Ply Tires
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
WARNING!
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle poorly. The instability could cause a collision. Alloading may be required for high-speed vehicle opera- ways use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never
tion. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire combine them with other types of tires.
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
and cold tire inflation pressures.
the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
authorized tire dealer for radial tire repairs.
WARNING!
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious collision. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above
75 mph (120 km/h).
All Season Tires – If Equipped
All Season tires provide traction for all seasons (spring,
summer, fall and winter). Traction levels may vary between different all season tires. All season tires can be
identified by the M+S, M&S, M/S or MS designation on
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the tire sidewall. Use all season tires only in sets of four; If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and
failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only
in sets of four; failure to do so may adversely affect the
handling of your vehicle.
safety and handling of your vehicle.
Summer Or Three Season Tires – If Equipped
Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what
Summer tires provide traction in both wet and dry
was originally equipped with your vehicle and should
conditions, and are not intended to be driven in snow or
not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph
on ice. Summer tires will not contain the all season
(120 km/h). For speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) refer to
designation or mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire
original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for
sidewall. Use summer tires only in sets of four; failure to
recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold
do so may adversely affect the safety and handling of
tire inflation pressures.
your vehicle.
While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid
Snow Tires
and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires poorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states produring the winter. Snow tires can be identified by a hibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be
checked before using these tire types.
mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire sidewall.
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Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
Wheel – If Equipped
CAUTION!
Your vehicle may be equipped with a spare tire and Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
wheel equivalent in look and function to the original your vehicle through an automatic car wash with a
equipment tire and wheel found on the front or rear axle compact, full size or limited-use temporary spare
of your vehicle. This spare tire may be used in the tire installed. Damage to the vehicle may result.
rotation for your vehicle. If your vehicle has this option
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
refer to an authorized tire dealer for the recommended
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only.
tire rotation pattern.
You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a
If your vehicle is not equipped with an original equipcompact spare by looking at the spare tire description on
ment tire and wheel as a spare, a non-matching tempothe Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the
rary emergency use spare may be equipped with your
driver’s side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire.
vehicle. Temporary use spares are engineered to be used
Compact spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T”
only with your vehicle. Your vehicle may be equipped
or “S” preceding the size designation. Example: T145/
with one of the following types of non-matching tempo80D18 103M.
rary use spares; compact, full size, or limited-use. Do not
install more than one non-matching temporary use spare T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
tire/wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
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Since this tire has limited tread life the original equip- Full Size Spare – If Equipped
ment tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled The full size spare is for temporary emergency use only.
on your vehicle at the first opportunity.
This tire may look like the original equipped tire on the
Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. This spare
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the tire may have limited tread life. When the tread is worn
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare tire. to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size
Do not install more than one compact spare tire and spare tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
first opportunity.
WARNING!
Compact spares are for temporary emergency use
only. With these spares, do not drive more than
50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary use spares have limited
tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear
indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be
replaced. Be sure to follow the warnings, which
apply to your spare. Failure to do so could result in
spare tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
The limited-use spare tire is for temporary emergency
use only. This tire is identified by a label located on the
limited-use spare wheel. This label contains the driving
limitations for this spare. This tire may look like the
original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your
vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited-use spare
tire affects vehicle handling. Since it is not the same as
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your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the Tire Spinning
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
first opportunity.
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) or
for longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopWARNING!
ping when you are stuck.
Limited-use spares are for emergency use only. Installation of this limited-use spare tire affects vehicle
handling. With this tire, do not drive more than the
speed listed on the limit-use spare wheel. Keep
inflated to the cold tire inflation pressure listed on
your Tire and Loading Information Placard located
on the driver’s side door opening. Replace (or repair)
the original equipment tire at the first opportunity
and reinstall it on your vehicle. Failure to do so could
result in loss of vehicle control.
Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h) for more than 30 seconds continuously when you are stuck, and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
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These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
to help you in determining when your tires should be becomes 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced.
replaced.
Life Of Tire
Tread Wear Indicators
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including, but not limited to:
• Driving style
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
• Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or
higher, and summer tires, typically have a reduced
tread life. Rotation of these tires per the vehicle maintenance schedule is highly recommended.
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
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WARNING!
Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six
years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to
follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure.
You could lose control and have a collision resulting
in serious injury or death.
Information” placard for the size designation of your tire.
The Load Index and Speed Symbol for your tire will be
found on the original equipment tire sidewall. See the
Tire Sizing Chart example found in the Tire Safety
Information section of this manual for more information
relating to the Load Index and Speed Symbol of a tire.
It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
those of the original wheels.
Replacement Tires
It is recommended you contact your original equipment
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many or an authorized tire dealer with any questions you may
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for have on tire specifications or capability. Failure to use
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manu- equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the
facturer strongly recommends that you use tires equiva- safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle.
lent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed. (Refer to the paragraph on
“Tread Wear Indicators”). Refer to the “Tire and Loading
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than
that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations
of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and
braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering and suspension components. You could lose control and have
a collision resulting in serious injury or death. Use
only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or
capacity, other than what was originally equipped
on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load
index could result in tire overloading and failure.
You could lose control and have a collision.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
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CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
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TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
Use of traction devices require sufficient tire-to-body
clearance. Follow these recommendations to guard
against damage.
• Traction device must be of proper size for the tire, as
recommended by the traction device manufacturer.
• Install on Front Tires Only.
• Due to limited clearance, P225/65R17 tire with a
Security Chain Company (SCC) Super Z6 low profile
traction device or equivalent is recommended.
WARNING!
Using tires of different size and type (M+S, Snow)
between front and rear axles can cause unpredictable
handling. You could lose control and have a collision.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the
following precautions:
• Because of restricted traction device clearance between tires and other suspension components, it is
important that only traction devices in good condition are used. Broken devices can cause serious
damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if noise
occurs that could indicate device breakage. Remove
the damaged parts of the device before further use.
• Install device as tightly as possible and then retighten after driving about ½ mile (0.8 km).
• Do not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large
bumps, especially with a loaded vehicle.
• Do not drive for prolonged period on dry pavement.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Observe the traction device manufacturer’s instructions on the method of installation, operating
speed, and conditions for use. Always use the
suggested operating speed of the device manufacturer’s if it is less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Do not use traction devices on a compact spare tire.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
The tires on the front and rear of your vehicle operate at
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates.
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type
tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
mud, snow and wet traction levels, and contribute to a
smooth, quiet ride.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals. The reasons for any rapid or
unusual wear should be corrected prior to rotation being
performed.
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The suggested rotation method is the “rearward cross”
shown in the following diagram. This rotation pattern
does not apply to some directional tires that must not be
reversed.
Tire Rotation
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the
driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recommended cold placard pressure.
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about 1
psi (6.9 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that when
the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure will
decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on
cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire
pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least
three hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a
three hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must
not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into
the tire sidewall. Refer to “Tires – General Information”
in “Starting and Operating” for information on how to
properly inflate the vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will
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also increase as the vehicle is driven. This is normal and driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in
there should be no adjustment for this increased pres- order for the TPMS to receive this information.
sure.
For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if cold (parked for more than three hours) placard pressure
the tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning of 33 psi (227 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F
limit for any reason, including low temperature effects (20°C) and the measured tire pressure is 28 psi (193 kPa),
a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire
and natural pressure loss through the tire.
pressure to approximately 24 psi (165 kPa). This tire
The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
pressure is low enough to turn ON the “Tire Pressure
pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
Monitoring Telltale Light.” Driving the vehicle may cause
off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended
the tire pressure to rise to approximately 28 psi (193 kPa),
cold placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure warnbut the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will still
ing (Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light) illuminates,
be on. In this situation, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
you must increase the tire pressure to the recommended
Telltale Light” will turn off only after the tires are inflated
cold placard pressure in order for the “Tire Pressure
to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” to turn off. The system will
value.
automatically update and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light” will turn off once the system receives the
updated tire pressures. The vehicle may need to be
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CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using
replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire sealants
or balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure,
always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will
prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve
stem, which could damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.
NOTE:
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
and maintenance, or to provide warning of a tire
failure or condition.
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
while adjusting your tire pressure.
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire pressure
gauge, even if under-inflation has not reached the level
to trigger illumination of the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light.”
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• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure, Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
the tire.
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
illuminate in the instrument cluster, a “LOW
Base System
TIRE” message will be displayed and a chime will sound
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
when tire pressure is low in one or more of the four active
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
road tires. Should this occur, you should stop as soon as
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
possible, check the inflation pressure of each tire on your
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
vehicle, and inflate each tire to the vehicle’s recomreadings to the receiver module.
mended cold placard pressure value. Once the system
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the receives the updated tire pressures, the system will
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly automatically update and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
and to maintain the proper pressure.
Telltale Light” and “LOW TIRE” message will turn off.
The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes
The TPMS consists of the following components:
above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive
• Receiver Module
this information.
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
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Service TPMS Warning
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
When a system fault is detected, the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash on and off for 75
seconds and then remain on solid. The system fault will
also sound a chime. If the ignition switch is cycled, this
sequence will repeat, providing the system fault still
exists. The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
turn off when the fault condition no longer exists. A
system fault can occur due to any of the following:
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPMS sensors.
NOTE:
1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the pressure in the compact spare tire.
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warn1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
ing limit, a chime will sound and the “Tire Pressure
facilities emitting the same Radio Frequencies as the
Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn on and a “LOW
TPMS sensors.
TIRE” message will be displayed for a minimum of
five seconds upon the next ignition switch cycle.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h), the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
3. Lots of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel
Telltale Light” will flash on and off for 75 seconds and
housings.
then remain on solid.
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4. For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will
sound and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light” will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then
remain on solid.
Premium 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
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare, readings to the receiver module.
the TPMS will update automatically and the “Tire NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off, as tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure and to maintain the proper pressure.
warning limit in any of the four active road tires. The
vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes The TPMS consists of the following components:
above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to • Receiver module
receive this information.
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
• Various Tire Pressure Monitoring System messages,
which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
illuminate in the instrument cluster and a chime
will sound when tire pressure is low in one or more of the
four active road tires. In addition, the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) will display a graphic showing the pressure values of each tire with the low tire
pressure values flashing or changing colors.
Should this occur, you should stop as soon as possible
and inflate the tires with low pressure (those flashing or
in a different color in the EVIC graphic) to the vehicle’s
recommended cold placard pressure value. Once the
system receives the updated tire pressures, the system
will automatically update, the graphic display in the
EVIC will stop flashing or change color back to the
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original color, and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light” will turn off. The vehicle may need to be driven
for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for
the TPMS to receive this information.
Service TPMS Warning
When a system fault is detected, the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash on and off for 75
seconds and then remain on solid. The system fault will
also sound a chime. In addition, the EVIC will display a
⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for a minimum of five
seconds and then display dashes (- -) in place of the
pressure value to indicate which sensor is not being
received.
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The EVIC will also display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
message for a minimum of five seconds when a system
fault related to an incorrect sensor location fault is
detected. In this case, the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
message is then followed with a graphic display with
pressure values still shown. This indicates that the pressure values are still being received from the TPM sensors
but they may not be located in the correct vehicle
Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
position. The system still needs to be serviced as long as
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the
the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message is displayed.
TPMS sensors.
NOTE:
Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not moniLots of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel
tor the pressure in the compact spare tire.
housings.
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
Using tire chains on the vehicle.
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warnUsing wheels/tires not equipped with TPMS sensors.
ing limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will remain on
If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
no longer exists, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light” will no longer flash, and the ⬙SERVICE TPM
SYSTEM⬙ message will no longer display, and a pressure
value will display in place of the dashes. A system fault
can occur due to any of the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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and a chime will sound. In addition, the graphic in the
EVIC will still display a flashing pressure value or a
pressure value in a different color.
the TPMS will update automatically. In addition, the
“Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off
and the graphic in the EVIC will display a new
pressure value instead of dashes (- -), as long as no tire
pressure is below the low-pressure warning limit in
any of the four active road tires. The vehicle may need
to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24
km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this information.
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h), the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light” will flash on and off for 75 seconds and
then remain on solid. In addition, the EVIC will
display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for a
minimum of five seconds and then display dashes (- -)
General Information
in place of the pressure value.
4. For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will
sound, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”
will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on
solid, and the EVIC will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM
SYSTEM⬙ message for a minimum of five seconds and
then display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value.
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 op5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
eration.
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare,
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The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such
following licenses:
as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experience these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline
United States
MRXC4W4MA4
before considering service for the vehicle.
Canada
2546A-C4W4MA4
Over 40 auto manufacturers worldwide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the WorldFUEL REQUIREMENTS
wide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
This engine is designed to meet all emis- and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recomsions regulations and provide excellent mends the use of gasolines that meet the WWFC specifuel economy and performance when us- fications if they are available.
ing high-quality unleaded “regular” gasoline having an octane rating of 87. The use Reformulated Gasoline
of premium gasoline is not recommended, as it will not Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
provide any benefit over regular gasoline in these burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
engines.
Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates and are speLight spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to cifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and imyour engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at prove air quality.
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
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The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasolines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and
fuel system components.
Problems that result from using gasoline containing
Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol
are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may
not be covered under warranty.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxy- Non-FFV vehicles are compatible with gasoline containgenates such as Ethanol. Fuels blended with oxygenates ing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher ethanol
may be used in your vehicle.
content may void the vehicle’s warranty.
CAUTION!
DO NOT use gasoline containing Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol. Use of these
blends may result in starting and driveability problems, damage critical fuel system components, cause
emissions to exceed the applicable standard, and/or
cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light” to illuminate. Pump labels should clearly communicate if a
fuel contains greater than 10% Ethanol.
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms:
• operate in a lean mode
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on
• poor engine performance
• poor cold start and cold drivability
• increased risk for fuel system component corrosion
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To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
E-85 perform the following:
the gasoline contains MMT. It is even more important to
• drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer)
look for gasoline without MMT in Canada, because MMT
can be used at levels higher than those allowed in the
• change the engine oil and oil filter
United States. MMT is prohibited in Federal and Califor• disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the
nia reformulated gasoline.
engine controller memory
Materials Added To Fuel
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to
exposure to E-85 fuel.
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
MMT In Gasoline
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
MMT is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is conditions and they would result in additional cost.
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage fuel.
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
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Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION! (Continued)
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance and damage the emissions control system.
• An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune
or malfunctioning and may require immediate service. Contact your authorized dealer for service
assistance.
(Continued)
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being
sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended.
Most of these products contain high concentrations
of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such
fuels or additives is not the responsibility of the
manufacturer.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control
system can result in civil penalties being assessed against
you.
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Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can
kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as
a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the
vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine
running for more than a short period, adjust the
ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into
the vehicle.
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every
time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal
conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive
with all side windows fully open.
FLEXIBLE FUEL (3.6L ENGINE ONLY) — IF
EQUIPPED
E-85 General Information
The information in this section is for Flexible Fuel vehicles only. These vehicles can be identified by a unique
fuel filler door label that states Ethanol (E-85) or Unleaded Gasoline Only. This section only covers those
subjects that are unique to these vehicles. Please refer to
(Continued)
the other sections of this manual for information on
features that are common between Flexible Fuel and
gasoline-only powered vehicles.
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5
E-85 Fuel Cap
CAUTION!
Only vehicles with the E-85 fuel filler door label can
operate on E-85.
E-85 Badge
Ethanol Fuel (E-85)
E-85 is a mixture of approximately 85% fuel ethanol and
15% unleaded gasoline.
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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
When you do switch fuel types it is recommended that:
• you do not add less than 5 gallons (19 Liters) when
refueling
• you drive the vehicle immediately after refueling for at
least 5 miles (8 km)
Observing these precautions will avoid possible hard
starting and/or significant deterioration in driveability
during warm up.
If your vehicle is E-85 compatible, it will operate on NOTE:
unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87, or E-85 • Use seasonally adjusted E-85 fuel (ASTM D5798). With
fuel, or any mixture of these two fuels.
non-seasonally adjusted E-85 fuel, you may experience
hard starting and rough idle following start up even if
For best results, a refueling pattern that avoids alternatthe above recommendations are followed, especially
ing between E-85 and unleaded gasoline is recomwhen the ambient temperature is below 32°F (0°C).
mended.
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• Some additives used in regular gasoline are not fully
compatible with E-85 and may form deposits in your
engine. To eliminate driveability issues that may be
caused by these deposits, a supplemental gasoline
additive, such as MOPAR威 Injector Cleanup or
Techron may be used.
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles
(E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles
FFV vehicles operated on E-85 require specially formulated engine oils. These special requirements are included
in MOPAR威 engine oils, and in equivalent oils meeting
Chrysler Specification MS-6395. The manufacturer only
recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet
the requirements of Material Standard MS-6395. MS-6395
contains additional requirements, developed during extensive fleet testing, to provide additional protection to
Chrysler Group LLC engines. Use MOPAR威 or an
equivalent oil meeting the specification MS-6395.
Starting
The characteristics of E-85 fuel make it unsuitable for use
when ambient temperatures fall below 0°F (-18°C). In the
range of 0°F (-18°C) to 32°F (0°C), you may experience an
increase in the time it takes for your engine to start, and
a deterioration in driveability (sags and/or hesitations)
until the engine is fully warmed up.
NOTE: Use of the engine block heater (if equipped) is
beneficial for E-85 startability when the ambient temperature is less than 32°F (0°C).
Cruising Range
Because E-85 fuel contains less energy per gallon/liter
than gasoline, you will experience an increase in fuel
consumption. You can expect your miles per gallon
(mpg)/miles per liter and your driving range to decrease
by about 30%, compared to gasoline operation.
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Replacement Parts
ADDING FUEL
Many components in your Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) are Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
designed to be compatible with ethanol. Always be sure
The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door on the
that your vehicle is serviced with correct ethanol comleft side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or damaged,
patible parts.
be sure the replacement cap has been designed for use
with this vehicle.
CAUTION!
Replacing fuel system components with non-ethanol
compatible components can damage your vehicle.
Maintenance
CAUTION!
Do not use ethanol mixture greater than 85% in your
vehicle. It will cause difficulty in cold starting and
may affect driveability.
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
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NOTE: When removing the fuel filler cap, lay the cap
tether in the hook, located on the fuel filler door reinforcement.
CAUTION!
• Damage to the fuel system or emissions control
system could result from using an improper fuel
tank filler tube cap (gas cap).
• A poorly fitting gas cap could let impurities into
the fuel system.
• A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to turn on.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling. When the fuel
nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank is full.
WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the
vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the tank is
being filled.
• Never add fuel to the vehicle when the engine is
running.
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on
the ground while filling.
• Failure to follow this warning may result in serious
injury or death.
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A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap
may also turn on the MIL. Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic
• Tighten the gas cap until you hear a “clicking” sound.
System” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further inforThis is an indication that the gas cap is tightened
mation.
properly. The MIL in the instrument cluster may turn
on if the gas cap is not secured properly. Make sure VEHICLE LOADING
that the gas cap is tightened each time the vehicle is
The load carrying capacity of your vehicle is shown on
refueled.
the “Vehicle Certification Label.” This information
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank should be used for passenger and luggage loading as
is full.
indicated.
NOTE:
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
Do not exceed the specified Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel (GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, the Vehicle Certification Label
word “gASCAP” will display in the odometer. If this
occurs, tighten the fuel filler cap until a “clicking” sound Your vehicle has a Vehicle Certification Label affixed to
is heard and press the TRIP ODOMETER button to turn the rear of the driver’s door.
off the message. If the problem persists, the message will The label contains the following information:
appear the next time the vehicle is started.
• Name of manufacturer
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• Month and year of manufacture
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR.
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) front
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) rear
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Type of Vehicle
• Month Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH)
The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the VIN.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
WARNING!
Because the front wheels steer the vehicle, it is
important that you do not exceed the maximum front
or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition can
result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have a collision.
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total Overloading
load must be limited so that you do not exceed the
The load carrying components (axle, springs, tires,
GVWR.
wheels, etc.) of your vehicle will provide satisfactory
service as long as you do not exceed the GVWR and the
front and rear GAWR.
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driving. If weighing the loaded vehicle shows that you
have exceeded either GAWR, but the total load is within
the specified GVWR, you must redistribute the weight.
Improper weight distribution can have an adverse effect
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
Figure out the weight on the front and rear of the vehicle
the brakes operate.
separately. It is important that you distribute the load
evenly over the front and rear axles.
TRAILER TOWING
The best way to figure out the total weight of your
vehicle is to weigh it when it is fully loaded and ready for
operation. Weigh it on a commercial scale to ensure that
it is not over the GVWR.
Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and
shorten useful service life. Heavier axles or suspension
components do not necessarily increase the vehicle’s
GVWR.
Loading
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 load your vehicle properly, first figure out its empty To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
weight, axle-by-axle and side-by-side. Store heavier items and recommendations in this manual concerning vedown low and be sure you distribute their weight as hicles used for trailer towing.
evenly as possible. Stow all loose items securely before
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measure GTW is to put your fully loaded trailer on a
vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
supported by the scale.
you in understanding the following information:
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Common Towing Definitions
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. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle
Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for
further information.
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or temporary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
ready for operation⬙ condition. The recommended way to
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
and trailer when weighed in combination.
NOTE: The GCWR rating includes a 150 lbs (68 kg)
allowance for the presence of a driver.
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. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information.
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WARNING!
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have a collision.
Trailer Sway Control – Electronic
Refer to “Electronic Brake Control System/Trailer Sway
Control (TSC)” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information.
Trailer Sway Control – Mechanical
The trailer sway control is a telescoping link that can be
installed between the hitch receiver and the trailer tongue
The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the that typically provides adjustable friction associated with
hitch ball by the trailer. In most cases it should not be less the telescoping motion to dampen any unwanted trailer
than 10% or more than 15% of the trailer load. You must swaying motions while traveling.
consider this as part of the load on your vehicle.
Weight-Carrying Hitch
Frontal Area
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
The frontal area is the maximum height multiplied by the weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
maximum width of the front of a trailer.
some other connecting point of the vehicle. These kinds
of hitches are the most popular on the market today and
they are commonly used to tow small- and mediumsized trailers.
Tongue Weight (TW)
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Weight-Distributing Hitch
A weight-distributing system works by applying leverage through spring (load) bars. They are typically used
for heavier loads to distribute trailer tongue weight to the
tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When used
in accordance with the manufacturers directions, it provides for a more level ride, offering more consistent
steering and brake control thereby enhancing towing
safety. The addition of a friction / hydraulic sway control
also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds and
contributes positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability.
Trailer sway control and a weight distributing (load
equalizing) hitch are recommended for heavier Tongue
Weights (TW) and may be required depending on vehicle
and trailer configuration/loading to comply with Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) requirements.
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WARNING!
• An improperly adjusted Weight Distributing Hitch
system may reduce handling, stability, braking
performance, and could result in a collision.
• Weight Distributing Systems may not be compatible
with Surge Brake Couplers. Consult with your hitch
and trailer manufacturer or a reputable Recreational
Vehicle dealer for additional information.
Without Weight-Distributing Hitch (Incorrect)
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With Weight-Distributing Hitch (Correct)
Improper Adjustment of
Weight-Distributing Hitch (Incorrect)
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Trailer Hitch Classification
The following chart provides the industry standard for
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
Class
Max. Trailer Hitch
Industry Standards
I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
II - Medium Duty
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
IV - Extra Heavy
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
Class
Class
Class
Class
Duty
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings)” chart for the Maximum
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your given
drivetrain.
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed
on your vehicle.
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain.
Engine/
Transmission
2.4L/
Automatic
3.6L/
Automatic
GCWR (Gross Combined Wt. Rating)
Frontal
Area
Max. GTW
(Gross Trailer Wt.)
6,000 lbs (2 722 kg)
22 sq ft
(2.0 sq m)
7,300 lbs (3 311 kg)
32 sq ft
(3.0 sq m)
7,300 lbs (3 311 kg)
32 sq ft
(3.0 sq m)
7,300 lbs (3 311 kg)
32 sq ft
(3.0 sq m)
1,000 lbs (454 kg) which
includes up to 5 persons
& Luggage
2,500 lbs (1 134 kg)
which includes 1 to 2
persons & Luggage
2,000 lbs (907 kg) which
includes 3 to 4 persons &
Luggage
1,500 lbs (680 kg) which
includes 5 to 7 persons &
Luggage
Max. Tongue Wt.
100 lbs (45 kg)
200 lbs (91 kg)
150 lbs (68 kg)
100 lbs (45 kg)
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NOTE: The trailer tongue weight must be considered as
part of the combined weight of occupants and cargo, and
should never exceed the weight referenced on the Tire
and Loading Information placard. Refer to “Tire Safety
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information.
Trailer And Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) on the tow hitch of your
vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the
rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side to side Consider the following items when computing the
which will cause loss of control of the vehicle and trailer. weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of • The tongue weight of the trailer.
many trailer collisions.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on
put in or on your vehicle.
your bumper or trailer hitch.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
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NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options or authorized dealer-installed
options must be considered as part of the total load on
your vehicle. Refer to the “Tire and Loading Information”
placard for the maximum combined weight of occupants
and cargo for your vehicle.
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Then, during the first 500 miles (805 km) that a
trailer is towed, do not drive over 50 mph (80 km/h)
and do not make starts at full throttle. This helps
the engine and other parts of the vehicle wear in at
the heavier loads.
Perform the maintenance listed in the “Maintenance
Schedule.” Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle driveinformation. When towing a trailer, never exceed the
train components the following guidelines are recomGAWR, or GCWR, ratings.
mended:
Towing Requirements
CAUTION!
• Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles
(805 km) the new vehicle is driven. The engine, axle
or other parts could be damaged.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
Improper towing can lead to a collision. Follow these
guidelines to make your trailer towing as safe as
possible:
• Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and that it will not shift during travel. When
trailering cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic
load shifts can occur that may be difficult for the
driver to control. You could lose control of your
vehicle and have a collision.
• When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not
overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can
cause a loss of control, poor performance, or damage to brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering,
suspension, chassis structure, or tires.
(Continued)
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to
the frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch.
Cross the chains under the trailer tongue and allow
enough slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on
the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle automatic
transmission in PARK. Always, block or ⴖchockⴖ
the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. 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
“Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for proper tire inflation procedures.
– Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation pressures
before trailer usage.
– Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for the
proper inspection procedure.
– When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for information
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on replacement tires and for the 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.
WARNING!
• Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake system and cause it to fail. You might not have brakes
when you need them and could have a collision.
• Towing any trailer will increase your stopping
distance. When towing you should allow for additional space between your vehicle and the vehicle
in front of you. Failure to do so could result in a
collision.
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Towing Requirements – Trailer Lights And Wiring
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stoplights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
The Trailer Tow Package may include a four- and sevenpin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer harness and connector.
NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles
wiring harness.
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The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
Four-Pin Connector
4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
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Towing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping,
and backing up the trailer in an area located away from
heavy traffic.
Automatic Transmission
The DRIVE range can be selected when towing. However, if frequent shifting occurs while in this range, use
the Autostick威 shift control to select a lower gear.
Seven-Pin Connector
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Battery
Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
NOTE: Using a lower gear while operating the vehicle
under heavy loading conditions will improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat build up. This action will also
provide better engine braking.
If you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than 45
minutes of continuous operation, then change the transmission fluid and filter to the interval as specified for
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“police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.” Refer to AutoStick威 – If Equipped
the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance – When using the AutoStick威 shift control, select the
intervals.
highest gear that allows for adequate performance and
avoids frequent downshifts. For example, choose “4” if
NOTE: Check the transmission fluid level (four-speed
the desired speed can be maintained. Choose “3” or
transmission only) before towing. The six-speed trans“2” if needed to maintain the desired speed.
mission does not require a fluid level check before
towing. If, however, you notice fluid leakage or transmis- – Extended driving at high RPM should be avoided to
sion malfunction, see your authorized dealer immediprevent excess heat generation. A reduction in vehicle
ately for assistance.
speed may be required to avoid extended driving at
high RPM. Return to a higher gear or vehicle speed
Electronic Speed Control – If Equipped
when grade and road conditions allow.
• Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
Cooling System
• When using the speed control, if you experience speed
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until To reduce potential for engine and transmission overheating, take the following actions:
you can get back to cruising speed.
• Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to City Driving
maximize fuel efficiency.
When stopped for short periods, shift the transmission
into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
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Highway Driving
Reduce speed.
Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
RECREATIONAL TOWING
(BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Recreational towing is not allowed. DO NOT flat tow
this vehicle. Damage to the drivetrain will result.
NOTE: This vehicle may be towed on a flatbed or
vehicle trailer provided all four wheels are OFF the
ground.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission and/or transfer
case damage. Damage from improper towing is not
covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
䡵 HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS . . . . . . . . . . .492
▫ Road Tire Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504
䡵 IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . .492 䡵 JUMP-STARTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
▫ 2.4L Engine — If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
䡵 JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING . . . . . . . . . .494
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .509
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494 䡵 FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . .510
▫ Spare Tire Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495 䡵 SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .512
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495 䡵 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . .513
▫ Spare Tire Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .496
▫ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Models . . . . . . . . . . .514
▫ Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498
▫ Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) Models . . . . . . . . . .515
▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498
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492 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flashers
may wear down your battery.
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located in the
instrument panel switch bank, above the climate controls. IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning
flasher. When the switch is activated, all directional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
turn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
• On the highways — slow down.
• In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission
in NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.
This is an emergency warning system and it should not
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for an impending overheat condition:
other motorists.
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate even
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 493
to High. This allows the heater core to act as a
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
from the engine cooling system.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads “H,”
safely pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the A/C turned off until the pointer drops back
into the normal range. If the pointer remains on the
“H,” and you hear continuous chimes, turn the engine OFF immediately, and call for service.
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
2.4L Engine — If Equipped
On hot days the engine oil temperature may become too
hot during sustained high-speed driving or if towing a
trailer up long grades. If this happens, a HOTOIL message will flash in the odometer and the vehicle speed will
be reduced to 48 mph (77 km/h) maximum until the
engine oil temperature is reduced.
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NOTE: The maximum vehicle speed is reduced to
48 mph (77 km/h), you may reduce vehicle speed further
as needed. Once the engine oil temperature is reduced,
you may continue to drive normally.
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never put any part of your body
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
• Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is
on a jack.
• The jack is designed to be used as a tool for
changing tires only. The jack should not be used to
lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle
should be jacked on a firm level surface only.
Avoid ice or slippery areas.
Jack Location
The jack and jack-handle are stowed underneath a cover
in the rear storage bin in the cargo area.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 495
Preparations For Jacking
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible. Avoid icy or slippery
areas.
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.
Jack Storage Location
Spare Tire Location
2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flashers.
3. Set the parking brake.
The spare tire is stowed underneath the rear of the
4. Place the shift lever in PARK.
vehicle and is held in place by means of a cable winch
mechanism.
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5. Turn OFF the ignition.
Block both the front and rear of the
wheel diagonally opposite of the jacking position. For example, if changing
the right front tire, block the left rear
wheel.
1. Remove the jack-handle components 1, 2 and 3 from
storage and assemble them.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle
when the vehicle is being jacked.
Spare Tire Removal
NOTE: On seven-passenger models, fold the third-row
passenger seats flat. This will provide more space when
accessing the jacking tools and when operating the winch
mechanism.
Lowering/Raising Spare Tire
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 497
NOTE: Assemble components 2 and 3 by seating the 3. Pull the spare tire out from underneath the vehicle and
small ball at the end of component 2 in the small hole at
raise it upright so the tire’s tread is on the ground.
the end of component 3. This will lock these components
4. Tilt the retainer at the end of the winch cable and
together. Assemble components 1 and 2 so that the wheel
remove it from the center of the wheel.
nut socket at the end of component 1 faces upward when
seated on component 2. This will make it easier to rotate
the assembly when operating the winch mechanism.
2. Fit the assembled jack-handle over the winch drive
nut located in the jack storage area. Rotate the jackhandle assembly counterclockwise until the spare tire
is on the ground with enough cable slack to allow you
to pull the spare tire out from underneath the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the
jack-handle only. Use of an air wrench or other power
tools is not recommended and it can damage the
winch.
Spare Tire Retainer
498 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Spare Tire Stowage
NOTE: Refer to “Spare Tire Removal” for information on
assembling the winch tools.
1. Place the spare tire near to the winch cable. Hold the
spare upright so that the tire’s tread is on the ground
and the valve stem is at the top of the wheel facing
away from the rear of the vehicle.
2. Tilt the retainer at the end of the winch cable and drop
it through the center of the wheel. Then place the spare
tire with the cable and retainer underneath the vehicle.
3. Fit the assembled jack-handle over the winch drive
nut. Rotate the jack-handle assembly clockwise to
raise the spare tire into the storage area. Continue to
rotate the jack-handle assembly until you hear the
winch mechanism click three times. It cannot be over
tightened. Push against the tire several times to be
sure it is held securely in place.
Jacking Instructions
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to help
prevent personal injury or damage to your vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible before raising the
vehicle.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to
be raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic
transmission in PARK.
• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a
jack.
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a
jack.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 499
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. If
you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a
service center where it can be raised on a lift.”
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for
lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely
careful of motor traffic.
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are
securely stowed, spares must be stowed with the
valve stem facing the ground.
Jack Warning Label
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated in the Jacking
Instructions for this vehicle.
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Jacking Locations
500 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
1. Remove the spare tire, jack, and jack-handle from
stowage.
2. Loosen, but do not remove, the wheel nuts on the
wheel with the flat tire. Turn the wheel nuts counterclockwise one turn while the wheel is still on the
ground.
3. Place the jack underneath the lift area that is closest to
the flat tire. Center the jack saddle between the drain
flute formations on the sill flange. Turn the jack screw
clockwise to firmly engage the jack saddle with the lift
area of the sill flange.
Front Jacking Location
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 501
WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and
hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough
to remove the tire.
5. Remove the wheel nuts. For vehicles so equipped,
remove the wheel cover from the wheel by hand. Do
not pry the wheel cover off. Then pull the wheel off the
hub.
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Rear Jacking Location
WARNING!
4. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw clockwise
with the jack handle. Raise the vehicle until the tire To avoid possible personal injury, handle the wheel
covers with care to avoid contact with any sharp
just clears the road surface and enough clearance is
obtained to install the spare tire. Minimum tire lift edges.
provides maximum stability.
6. Install the spare tire.
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CAUTION!
Be sure to mount the spare tire with the valve stem
facing outward. The vehicle could be damaged if the
spare tire is mounted incorrectly.
NOTE:
• For vehicles so equipped, do not attempt to install a
center cap or wheel cover on the compact spare.
• Refer to “Compact Spare Tire” and to “Limited-Use
Spare” under “Tires — General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for additional warnings, cautions,
and information about the spare tire, its use, and
operation.
7. Install the wheel nuts with the cone-shaped end of the
nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the wheel nuts.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
Mounting Spare Tire
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 503
8. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw counter- 12. To stow the winch cable and retainer, fit the asclockwise with the jack handle.
sembled jack-handle over the winch drive nut. Rotate
the jack-handle assembly clockwise until you hear
9. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
the winch mechanism click three times. It cannot be
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
over tightened.
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until
each nut has been tightened twice. The correct tight- 13. Stow the jack-handle and jack. Remove the wheel
blocks from the vehicle and release the park brake.
ness of each lug nut is 95 ft/lbs (130 N·m). If in doubt
about the correct tightness, have them checked with a
14. Check the tire pressure as soon as possible. Adjust the
torque wrench by you authorized dealer or service
tire pressure as required.
station.
10. Lower the jack to its fully closed position.
11. Place the deflated (flat) tire in the cargo area. Do not
stow the deflated tire in the spare tire stowage
location. Have the deflated (flat) tire repaired or
replaced as soon as possible.
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Road Tire Installation
Vehicles Equipped With Wheel Covers
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
2. To ease the installation process for steel wheels with
wheel covers, install two lug nuts on the mounting
studs which are on each side of the valve stem. Install
the lug nuts with the cone shaped end of the nut
toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
Tire And Wheel Cover Or Center Cap
1 — Valve Stem
2 — Valve Notch
3 — Wheel Lug Nut
4 — Wheel Cover
5 — Mounting Stud
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 505
3. Align the valve notch in the wheel cover with the 6. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
valve stem on the wheel. Install the cover by hand,
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
snapping the cover over the two lug nuts. Do not use
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until
a hammer or excessive force to install the cover.
each nut has been tightened twice. The correct tightness of each lug nut is 95 ft/lbs (130 N·m). If in doubt
4. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped
about the correct tightness, have them checked with a
end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the
torque wrench by your authorized dealer or service
lug nuts.
station.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
7. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a
torque wrench to ensure that all lug nuts are properly
seated against the wheel.
Vehicles Without Wheel Covers
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
5. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack 2. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped
handle counterclockwise.
end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the
lug nuts.
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WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
JUMP-STARTING
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jumpstarted using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster
pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
so please follow the procedures in this section carefully.
3. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack
handle counterclockwise.
follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
4. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the precautions.
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until
each nut has been tightened twice. The correct tightness
of each lug nut is 95 ft/lbs (130 N·m). If in doubt about
the correct tightness, have them checked with a torque
wrench by your authorized dealer or service station.
5. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a
torque wrench to ensure that all lug nuts are properly
seated against the wheel.
CAUTION!
Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any
other booster source with a system voltage greater
than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor,
alternator or electrical system may occur.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 507
WARNING!
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen. It
could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
Preparations For Jump-Start
The battery in your vehicle is located between the left
front headlight assembly and the left front wheel splash
shield. To allow jump-starting, there are remote battery
posts located on the left side of the engine compartment.
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Remote Battery Posts
1 — Remote Positive (+) Post (Covered With Protective Cap)
2 — Remote Negative (-) Post
508 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
WARNING!
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the
ignition switch is ON. You can be injured by
moving fan blades.
• Remove any metal jewelry such as watch bands or
bracelets that might make an inadvertent electrical
contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your
skin or eyes and generate hydrogen gas which is
flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or
sparks away from the battery.
1. Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission
into PARK and turn the ignition to LOCK.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
3. Remove the protective cover over the remote positive
(+) battery post. To remove the cover, press the locking
tab and pull upward on the cover.
4. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park
the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the
parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
WARNING!
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 509
Jump-Starting Procedure
WARNING!
Failure to follow this procedure could result in personal injury or property damage due to battery explosion.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable to the remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with
the discharged battery.
WARNING!
Do not connect the cable to the negative post (-) of the
discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark
could cause the battery to explode and could result in
personal injury.
5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then
start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
battery.
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
remote positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
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Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in
the reverse sequence:
6. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
7. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable
from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
CAUTION!
Accessories that can be plugged into the vehicle
power outlets draw power from the vehicle’s battery,
even when not in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.).
Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s
battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery
life and/or prevent the engine from starting.
8. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery. FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand, or snow, it
9. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable
can often be moved using a rocking motion. Turn the
from the remote positive (+) post of the discharged
steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the
vehicle.
front wheels. Then shift back and forth between DRIVE
10. Reinstall the protective cover over the remote posi- and REVERSE while gently pressing the accelerator
tive (+) battery post of the discharged vehicle.
pedal. Use the least amount of accelerator pedal pressure
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle, that will maintain the rocking motion, without spinning
you should have the battery and charging system in- the wheels or racing the engine.
spected at your authorized dealer.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 511
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead to
transmission overheating and failure. Allow the engine to idle with the shift lever in NEUTRAL for at
least one minute after every five rocking-motion
cycles. This will minimize overheating and reduce
the risk of transmission failure during prolonged
efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between DRIVE and REVERSE, do not spin the
wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain
damage may result.
• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast
may lead to transmission overheating and failure.
It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels
above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no transmission shifting occurring).
Press the ⬙ESC Off⬙ switch, to place the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system in ⬙Partial
Off⬙ mode, before rocking the vehicle. Refer to
“Electronic Brake Control” in “Starting And
Operating” for further information. Once the
vehicle has been freed, press the ⬙ESC Off⬙ switch again
to restore ⬙ESC On⬙ mode.
NOTE:
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WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause damage, or
even failure, of the axle and tires. A tire could
explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for
longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping when you are stuck and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
3. Open the center console and remove the shift lever
override access cover (located in the front lower right
corner of the console storage bin).
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be
moved out of the PARK position, you can use the
following procedure to temporarily move the shift lever:
1. Turn the engine OFF.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
Shift Lever Override Access Cover
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 513
5. Insert a screwdriver or similar small tool into the 7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
access port, and push and hold the override release
8. Reinstall the shift lever override access cover.
lever forward.
6. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
This section describes procedures for towing a disabled vehicle using a commercial wrecker service.
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Wheel Lift Or Dolly Tow
Flatbed
Wheel OFF the Ground
NONE
Rear
Front
ALL
FWD MODELS
IF transmission is
operable:
• Transmission in
NEUTRAL
• 25 mph (40 km/h)
max speed
• 15 miles (24 km)
max distance
OK
BEST METHOD
AWD MODELS
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
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514 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent
damage to your vehicle. Use only tow bars and other
equipment designed for this purpose, following equipment manufacturer’s instructions. Use of safety chains is
mandatory. Attach a tow bar or other towing device to
main structural members of the vehicle, not to bumpers
or associated brackets. State and local laws regarding
vehicles under tow must be observed.
CAUTION!
• Do not use sling type equipment when towing.
When securing the vehicle to a flat bed truck, do
not attach to front or rear suspension components.
Damage to your vehicle may result from improper
towing.
• Do not push or tow this vehicle with another
vehicle as damage to the bumper fascia and transmission may result.
If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.)
while being towed, the ignition must be in the ON/RUN
position, not the ACC position.
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Models
If the key fob is unavailable, or the battery is discharged, The manufacturer requires towing with all four wheels
see “Shift Lever Override” in “What To Do In Emergen- OFF the ground. Acceptable methods are to tow the
cies” for instructions on shifting the automatic transmis- vehicle on a flatbed, or with one end of vehicle raised and
sion out of PARK for towing.
the opposite end on a towing dolly.
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CAUTION!
Failure to follow these towing methods can cause
severe damage to the transmission and/or transfer
case. Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty.
Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) Models
The manufacturer recommends towing your vehicle with
all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
If flatbed equipment is not available, and the transmission
is operable, the vehicle may be flat towed (with all four
wheels on the ground) under the following conditions:
• The transmission must be in NEUTRAL.
• The towing distance must not exceed 15 miles (24 km).
• The towing speed must not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
If the transmission is not operable, or the vehicle must
be towed faster than 25 mph (40 km/h) or farther than 15
miles (24 km), it must be towed with the front wheels
OFF the ground (using a flatbed truck, towing dolly, or
wheel lift equipment with the front wheels raised).
CAUTION!
Towing faster than 25 mph (40 km/h) or farther than
15 mi (24 km) with front wheels on the ground can
cause severe transmission damage. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L . . . . . . . . . .519
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L . . . . . . . . . .520
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
䡵 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II . . .521
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .529
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .521
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .531
䡵 EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND
MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . .522
▫ A/C Air Filter – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .532
䡵 REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .523
䡵 DEALER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .523
䡵 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .524
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .525
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .534
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .535
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .537
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .537
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540
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▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .545 䡵 REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .566
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .548 䡵 BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568
▫ Rear Drive Assembly (RDA) –
AWD Models Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552
▫ Front Low/High Beam Headlamp, Turn
Signal/Park Lamp, And Side Marker Lamp . .568
▫ Power Transfer Unit (PTU) –
AWD Models Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552
▫ Front Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .569
▫ Appearance Care And Protection
From Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .553
▫ Cleaning The Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .559
䡵 FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .559
▫ Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .559
▫ Underhood Fuses
(Power Distribution Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562
▫ Rear Turn Signal And Backup Lamp . . . . . . . .570
▫ License Plate Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573
䡵 FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
䡵 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE
PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L
7
1
2
3
4
5
6
—
—
—
—
—
—
Engine Coolant Reservoir
Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
Engine Oil Fill
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Remote Jump Start (Positive Battery Post)
Remote Jump Start (Negative Battery Post)
7 — Totally Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
8 — Automatic Transmission Dipstick
9 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
10 — Coolant Pressure Cap
11 — Engine Oil Dipstick
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Engine Coolant Reservoir
Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Totally Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
5
6
7
8
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Washer Fluid Reservoir
— Engine Oil Dipstick
— Engine Oil Fill
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ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard
diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light” (MIL). It
will also store diagnostic codes and other information to
assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
soon as possible.
CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emission control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and drivability. The
vehicle must be serviced before any emissions tests
can be performed.
• If the MIL is flashing while the engine is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, the
word “gASCAP” will display in the odometer. If this
occurs, tighten the fuel filler cap until a “clicking” sound
is heard and press the TRIP ODOMETER button to turn
off the message. If the problem persists, the message will
appear the next time the vehicle is started.
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A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap Your vehicle has a simple ignition key-actuated test,
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
may also turn on the MIL.
check if your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
do the following:
PROGRAMS
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
crank or start the engine.
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
2. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
this test over.
For states that require an Inspection and Maintenance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction 3. As soon as you turn the ignition switch to the ON
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not
of a normal bulb check.
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II
system is ready for testing.
4. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will
happen:
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently • The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacereturn to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
ment. If the OBD II system should be determined not
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
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the ignition or start the engine. This means that your before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
running.
not proceed to the I/M station.
• The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully REPLACEMENT PARTS
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the
engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system Use of genuine MOPAR威 parts for normal/scheduled
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to enis ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
sure the designed performance. Damage or failures
If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your caused by the use of non-MOPAR威 parts for maintenance
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement, warranty.
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II DEALER SERVICE
system to update. A recheck with the above test routine Your authorized dealer has the qualified service personmay then indicate that the system is now ready.
nel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal available which include detailed service information for
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before
attempting any procedure yourself.
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NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil maintenance schedule, there are other components which
may require servicing or replacement in the future.
penalties being assessed against you.
WARNING!
CAUTION!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized dealer or qualified
repair center.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
(Continued)
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of your
vehicle and also allow extended maintenance intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these components as the chemicals can damage your engine,
transmission, power steering or air conditioning.
Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. If a flush is needed because of
component malfunction, use only the specified
fluid for the flushing procedure.
Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a
fully warmed engine is shut off. Do not check oil level
before starting the engine after it has sat overnight.
Checking engine oil level when the engine is cold will
give you an incorrect reading.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground and
only when the engine is hot, will improve the accuracy of
the oil level readings. Maintain the oil level between the
range markings on the dipstick. Either the range markings consist of a crosshatch zone marked SAFE or a
crosshatch zone marked with MIN at the low end of the
range and MAX at the high end of the range. Adding 1.0
qt (1.0 l) of oil when the reading is at the low end of the
range marking will raise the oil level to the high end of
the range marking.
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CAUTION!
Do not overfill the engine. Overfilling the engine
will cause oil aeration, which can lead to loss of oil
pressure and an increase in oil temperature. This
could damage your engine. Also, be sure the oil fill
cap is replaced and tightened after adding oil.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only
recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet
the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395.
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
Change Engine Oil
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
NOTE:Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
whichever occurs first.
This symbol means that the oil has
been certified by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). The
manufacturer only recommends
API Certified engine oils.
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CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Engine Oil Viscosity – 3.6L Engine
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. For information on
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Comparttemperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature ment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
starting and vehicle fuel economy.
Engine Oil Viscosity – 2.4L Engine
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
the engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compartment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information.
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 recomLubricants that do not have both, the engine oil certifi- mended oil quality requirements are met, and the recomcation mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number mended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
should not be used.
are followed.
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Materials Added To Engine Oil
Engine Oil Filter
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its
performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter
at every engine oil change.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil
filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and quality filters should be used to assure most efficient
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters, service. MOPAR威 engine oil filters are a high quality oil
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the filter and are recommended.
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
station or governmental agency for advice on how and
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
your area.
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WARNING!
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air
cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary
for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is
near the engine compartment before starting the
vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner,
hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
Maintenance-Free Battery
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
NOTE: The battery is stored in a compartment that is
located behind the left front fender and is accessible
through the wheel well. The wheel and tire assemble do
not need to be removed to access the compartment.
Remote battery terminals are located in the engine compartment for jump-starting. Refer to “Jump-Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further
information.
The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters To access the battery, turn the steering wheel fully to the
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be right and remove the access panel from the inner fender
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine air shield.
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are recommended.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean
over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water.
• Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep
flame or sparks away from the battery. Do not use
a booster battery or any other booster source with
an output greater than 12 Volts. Do not allow cable
clamps to touch each other.
• Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
• It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post and the negative cable is attached to
the negative post. Battery posts are marked positive
(+) and negative (-) and are identified on the
battery case. Cable clamps should be tight on the
terminal posts and free of corrosion.
• If a “fast charger” is used while the battery is in the
vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables before connecting the charger to the battery. Do not
use a “fast charger” to provide starting voltage.
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Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning
system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
WARNING!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause the
system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Warranty Information Book, located on the DVD,
for further warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced technician.
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Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling
WARNING!
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental Do not remove the A/C air filter while the blower is
Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. How- operating or personal injury may result.
ever, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning The A/C air filter is located in the fresh air inlet behind
service be performed by authorized dealer or other the glove box. Perform the following steps to replace the
service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment. filter:
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system 1. Open the glove box and remove all contents.
sealers, stop leak products, seal conditioners, compressor
2. Push the retaining tab on each side of the glove box
oil, and refrigerants.
inward while gently pulling the glove box door outA/C Air Filter – If Equipped
ward until both tabs clear the door opening in the
instrument panel.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
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Glove Box Removal
3. Pivot the glove box downward.
4. Disengage the two retaining tabs that secure the filter
cover to the HVAC housing and remove the cover.
A/C Air Filter Replacement
5. Remove the A/C air filter by pulling it straight out of
the housing.
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6. Install the A/C air filter with the arrow on the filter
pointing toward the floor. When installing the filter
cover, make sure the retaining tabs fully engage the
cover.
CAUTION!
The A/C air filter is identified with an arrow to
indicate airflow direction through the filter. Failure
to install the filter properly will result in the need to
replace it more often.
tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubricated periodically with a lithium based grease, such as
MOPAR威 Spray White Lube or equivalent to assure
quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and
wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts
concerned should be wiped clean to remove dust and
grit; after lubricating excess oil and grease should be
removed. Particular attention should also be given to
hood latching components to ensure proper function.
When performing other underhood services, the hood
latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be
cleaned and lubricated.
7. Reinstall the glove box door. Make sure that the hinges
are seated fully as you raise the door. Otherwise, the The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small
door latch will not align properly.
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR威
Body Lubrication
Lock Cylinder Lubricant or equivalent directly into the
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as lock cylinder.
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
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Windshield Wiper Blades
Rear Wiper Blade Removal/Installation
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the 1. Lift the pivot cap on the rear wiper arm upward, this
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a
will allow the rear wiper blade to be raised off of the
mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove accumulaliftgate glass.
tions 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.
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies depending on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
performance of blades may be present with chattering,
marks, water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions 1 — Wiper Arm
are present, clean the wiper blades or replace as neces- 2 — Pivot Cap
sary.
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NOTE: The rear wiper arm cannot be raised fully upward unless the pivot cap is raised first.
2. Lift the rear wiper arm upward to raise the wiper
blade off of the liftgate glass.
3. Grab the bottom of the wiper blade and rotate it
forward to unsnap the blade pivot pin from the wiper
blade holder.
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Wiper Blade
Blade Pivot Pin
Wiper Arm
Wiper Blade Holder
4. Install the wiper blade pivot pin into the wiper blade
holder at the end of the wiper arm, and firmly press
the wiper blade until it snaps into place.
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5. Lower the wiper blade and snap the pivot cap into The fluid reservoir will hold nearly 1 gal (4 l) of washer
fluid when the message “LoWASH” appears in the
place.
instrument cluster.
Adding Washer Fluid
The windshield washer and the rear window washer
share the same fluid reservoir. The fluid reservoir is
located in the engine compartment. Be sure to check the
fluid level in the reservoir at regular intervals. Fill the
reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not radiator
antifreeze) and operate the system for a few seconds to
flush out the residual water.
WARNING!
Commercially available windshield washer solvents
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
Exhaust System
When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, apply some
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
washer fluid to a cloth or towel and wipe the wiper
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
blades clean. This will help blade performance.
system.
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
containers.
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have an authorized technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
into the passenger compartment. In addition, have the
exhaust system inspected each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
WARNING!
• Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain
carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and
odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious
and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing
CO, refer to “Safety Tips/Exhaust Gas” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further
information.
(Continued)
CAUTION!
• The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the
effectiveness of the catalyst as an emissions control
device and may seriously reduce engine performance and cause serious damage to the engine.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition.
In the event of engine malfunction, particularly
involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of
performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly.
Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and
vehicle.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damage:
Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is im- • Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
portant to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
motion.
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
damage.
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
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• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
Cooling System
WARNING!
• When working near the radiator cooling fan,
disconnect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition
switch to the LOCK position. The fan is temperature controlled and can start at any time the ignition switch is in the ON position.
• You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had
time to cool. Never try to open a cooling system
pressure cap when the radiator is hot.
Coolant Checks
Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12
months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or
rusty in appearance, the system should be drained,
flushed, and refilled with fresh engine coolant (antifreeze). Check the front of the A/C condenser for any
accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently
spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the
face of the condenser.
Check the coolant recovery bottle tubing for brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts, and tightness of the connection
at the bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire system for
leaks.
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Cooling System – Drain, Flush, And Refill
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains a
considerable amount of sediment, clean and flush with a
reliable cooling system cleaner. Follow with a thorough
rinsing to remove all deposits and chemicals. Properly
dispose of the old engine coolant (antifreeze) solution.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
Selection Of Coolant
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
CAUTION!
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
specified Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze), may result in engine
damage and may decrease corrosion protection.
Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant is different and should not be mixed with
Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant (antifreeze). If a non-OAT engine
coolant (antifreeze) is introduced into the cooling
system in an emergency, it should be replaced with
the specified engine coolant (antifreeze) as soon as
possible.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional
rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not
be compatible with the radiator engine coolant and
may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze).
Use of propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
Adding Coolant
period, it is important that you use the same engine
coolant (antifreeze) throughout the life of your vehicle.
Please review these recommendations for using Organic
Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze).
When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
• The manufacturer recommends using MOPAR威
Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula
OAT (Organic Additive Technology) or equivalent.
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
and distilled water. Use higher concentrations (not to
exceed 70%) if temperatures below −34° F (−37° C) are
anticipated.
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant (antifreeze) that allows extended maintenance • Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionintervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up
ized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
to ten years or 150,000 miles (240,000 km) before replace(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
ment. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
engine cooling system.
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Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the proper level of protection against freezing according to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not
recommended and can result in cooling system damage.
Drain, flush, and refill as soon as possible to avoid
damage if coolant types are mixed in an emergency.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
coolant (antifreeze), and to ensure that engine coolant
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
recovery bottle.
WARNING!
• The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on the
cooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution.
Never add engine coolant (antifreeze) when the
engine is overheated. Do not loosen or remove the
cap to cool an overheated engine. Heat causes
pressure to build up in the cooling system. To
prevent scalding or injury, do not remove the
pressure cap while the system is hot or under
pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces. Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
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The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
coolant freeze point or replacing engine coolant (antifreeze). Advise your service attendant of this. As long as
the engine operating temperature is satisfactory, the
coolant bottle need only be checked once a month. When
additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to mainCoolant Level
tain the proper level, it should be added to the coolant
2.4L Engine – the coolant bottle provides a quick visual bottle. Do not overfill.
method for determining that the coolant level is adPoints To Remember
equate. With the engine idling and warm to normal
operating temperature, the level of the coolant in the NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
bottle should be between the “ADD” and “FULL” lines, kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
shown on the bottle.
from the front of the engine compartment. This is normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
3.6L Engine – the level of the coolant in the pressurized
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporcoolant bottle should be between the “COLD” and
ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
“FULL” range on the bottle when the engine is cold.
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based
engine coolant in open containers or allow it to remain in
puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child or pet, seek
emergency assistance immediately. Clean up any ground
spills immediately.
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If an examination of your engine compartment shows no • Make sure that the coolant expansion bottle overflow
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
• Do not overfill the coolant expansion bottle.
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean.
• Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in
the coolant expansion bottle. If engine coolant (anti- • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
freeze) needs to be added, the contents of the coolant
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
expansion bottle must also be protected against
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
freezing.
result in unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze)
performance, poor gas mileage, and increased emis• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
sions.
required, the cooling system should be pressure tested
for leaks.
• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at
50% OAT engine coolant (antifreeze) (minimum) and
distilled water for proper corrosion protection of your
engine which contains aluminum components.
Brake System
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be inspected periodically.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
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WARNING!
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly a collision. Driving with your foot resting or
riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. You would not have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
Clean the top of the master cylinder area before removing
the cap. If necessary, add fluid to bring the fluid level up
to the requirements described on the brake fluid reservoir.
Overfilling of fluid is not recommended because it may
cause leaking in the system.
Fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake pads wear.
Brake fluid level should be checked when pads are
Master Cylinder – Brake Fluid Level Check
replaced. However, low fluid level may be caused by a
Check the fluid level in the master cylinder immediately leak and a checkup may be needed.
if the “Brake Warning Light” indicates system failure.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. ReCheck the fluid level in the master cylinder when per- fer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
forming underhood services.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information. Using the wrong type of brake fluid
can severely damage your brake system and/or
impair its performance. The proper type of brake
fluid for your vehicle is also identified on the
original factory installed hydraulic master cylinder
reservoir.
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that has
been in a tightly closed container. Keep the master
cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times. Brake
fluid in a open container absorbs moisture from the
air resulting in a lower boiling point. This may
cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing
the brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also
damage painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be
taken to avoid its contact with these surfaces.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate
the brake fluid. Brake seal components could be
damaged, causing partial or complete brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
Automatic Transmission
Selection Of Lubricant
It is important to use the proper transmission fluid to
ensure optimum transmission performance and life. Use
only the manufacturer’s recommended transmission
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for fluid specifications. It is
important to maintain the transmission fluid at the
correct level using the recommended fluid. No chemical
flushes should be used in any transmission; only the
approved lubricant should be used.
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder, and will require more frequent fluid and
filter changes. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and
Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for
fluid specifications.
Special Additives
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 for diagnosing fluid
leaks. Avoid using transmission sealers as they may
adversely affect seals.
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CAUTION!
• Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter shudder. Using a transmission fluid other
than that recommended by the manufacturer, and
will require more frequent fluid and filter changes.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further fluid specification.
• If a transmission fluid leak occurs, visit your authorized dealer immediately. Severe transmission
damage may occur. Your authorized dealer has the
proper tools to adjust the fluid level accurately.
Fluid Level Check – 2.4L Engine
Use the following procedure to check the transmission
fluid level properly:
1. Park the vehicle on level ground.
2. Run the engine at normal idle speed for at least 60
seconds, and leave the engine running for the rest of
this procedure.
3. Fully apply the parking brake, and press the brake
pedal.
4. Place the shift lever momentarily into each gear position (allowing time for the transmission to fully engage in each position), ending with the shift lever in
PARK.
5. Wipe the area around the dipstick clean to prevent dirt
from entering the transmission.
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6. Remove the dipstick and determine if the fluid is hot
or cold. Hot fluid is approximately 180°F (82°C),
which is the normal operating temperature after the
vehicle is driven at least 15 miles (24 km). Hot fluid
cannot be held comfortably between the fingertips.
Cold fluid is at a temperature of approximately 80°F
(27°C).
If the fluid level is low, add fluid through the dipstick
tube to bring it to the proper level. Do not overfill. After
adding any quantity of oil through the dipstick tube, wait
at least two 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
7. Wipe the dipstick clean and reinsert it until seated. between the two COLD (lower) holes on the dipstick
with the fluid at approximately 80°F (27°C). If the fluid
Then, remove the dipstick and note the reading.
• If the fluid is hot, the reading should be in the level is correctly established at 80°F (27°C), it should be
crosshatched area marked “HOT” (between the up- between the HOT (upper) reference holes when the
transmission reaches 180°F (82°C). Remember it is best to
per two holes in the dipstick).
• If the fluid is cold, the fluid level should be between check the level at the normal operating temperature.
the lower two holes in the area marked “COLD.”
8. Check for leaks. Release the parking brake.
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CAUTION!
• Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter shudder, and will require more frequent
fluid and filter changes. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle” for fluid specifications.
• Dirt and water in the transmission can cause serious damage. To prevent dirt and water from entering the transmission after checking or replenishing
fluid, make sure that the dipstick cap is re-seated
properly.
Fluid Level Check – 3.6L Engine
transmission has no dipstick. Your authorized dealer can
check your transmission fluid level using a special service dipstick. If you notice fluid leakage or transmission
malfunction, visit your authorized dealer immediately to
have the transmission fluid level checked. Operating the
vehicle with an improper fluid level can cause severe
transmission damage.
CAUTION!
If a transmission fluid leak occurs, visit your authorized dealer immediately. Severe transmission damage may occur. Your authorized dealer has the proper
tools to adjust the fluid level accurately.
Fluid And Filter Changes
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
The fluid level is preset at the factory and does not
maintenance intervals
require adjustment under normal operating conditions.
Routine fluid level checks are not required, therefore the
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In addition, change the fluid and filter if the transmission Frequency Of Fluid Change
is disassembled for any reason.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
Rear Drive Assembly (RDA) – AWD Models Only
Lubricant Selection
Power Transfer Unit (PTU) – AWD Models Only
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended fluid. Refer Lubricant Selection
to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintain- Use only the manufacturer’s recommended fluid. Refer
ing Your Vehicle” for further information.
to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Fluid Level Check
Visually inspect the unit at each oil change for leakage. If
leakage is detected, check the fluid level by removing the
fill plug. The fluid level should be maintained between
the bottom of the fill hole to 1/8 in (4 mm) below the fill
hole.
Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level.
Fluid Level Check
Visually inspect the unit at each oil change for leakage. If
leakage is detected, Check the fluid level by removing the
fill plug. The fluid level should be maintained between
the bottom of the fill hole to 1/8 in (4 mm) below the fill
hole.
Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level.
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The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
resistance built into your vehicle.
maintenance intervals.
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion What Causes Corrosion?
Frequency Of Fluid Change
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice and those that are sprayed on
trees and road surfaces during other seasons are highly
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking,
which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants,
road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and underbody protection.
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
The most common causes are:
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
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Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR威 Car Wash or equivalent, or a mild car wash soap, and rinse the panels
completely with clear water.
CAUTION!
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder that will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
• Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi (8 274 kPa)
can result in damage or removal of paint and decals.
• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use MOPAR威 Super Kleen Bug
and Tar Remover or equivalent to remove.
Special Care
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR威 • If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
Cleaner Wax or equivalent, to remove road film, stains
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
and to protect your paint finish. Take care never to
a month.
scratch the paint.
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
of the doors, rocker panels, and trunk be kept clear and
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish.
open.
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• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint, Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
considered the responsibility of the owner.
chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly
• If your vehicle is damaged due to a collision or similar
with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
cause that destroys the paint and protective coating,
• To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use
have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The
MOPAR威 Wheel Cleaner or equivalent or select a
cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of
non-abrasive, non-acidic cleaner.
the owner.
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well
packaged and sealed.
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• Use MOPAR威 Touch Up Paint or equivalent on
scratches as soon as possible. Your authorized dealer
has touch up paint to match the color of your vehicle.
CAUTION!
Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush,
or metal polishes. Do not use oven cleaner. These
products may damage the wheel’s protective finish.
Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions
or harsh brushes that may damage the wheel’s protective finish. Only MOPAR威 Wheel Cleaner or
equivalent is recommended.
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Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure – If
Equipped
Interior Care
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR威 Total Clean or
equivalent, or a mild soap solution to a clean, damp
cloth and remove stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to
remove soap residue.
Cleaning Interior Trim
Instrument Panel Cover
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following manThe instrument panel cover has a low glare surface,
ner:
which minimizes reflections in the windshield. Do not
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting use protectants or other products, which may cause
with a clean, dry towel.
undesirable reflections. Use soap and warm water to
restore the low glare surface.
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
Interior Trim should be cleaned starting with a damp
cloth, a damp cloth with MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent, then MOPAR威 Spot & Stain Remover or equivalent
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR威 Multi-Purpose if absolutely necessary. Do not use harsh cleaners or
Cleaner or equivalent to a clean, damp cloth and Armor All威. Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to
remove stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap clean vinyl upholstery
residue.
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of
protectants on Stain Repel products.
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Cleaning Leather Upholstery
MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent is specifically recommended for leather upholstery.
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
and MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent. Care should be
taken to avoid soaking your leather upholstery with any
liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids,
solvents, detergents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean
your leather upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not required to maintain the original condition.
WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
Cleaning Headlights
Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlights and fog
lights (if equipped) 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.
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 aggressive material to clean the lenses.
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1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp
with MOPAR威 Glass Cleaner or equivalent, or any comrag.
mercial household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside 2. Dry with a soft cloth.
rear window equipped with electric defrosters or the
Seat Belt Maintenance
right rear quarter window equipped with the radio
antenna. Do not use scrapers or other sharp instrument Do not bleach, dye, or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
that may scratch the elements.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner If the belts need cleaning, use MOPAR威 Total Clean or
equivalent, a mild soap solution, or lukewarm water. Do
directly on the mirror.
not remove the belts from the vehicle to wash them. Dry
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
with a soft cloth.
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
buckles do not work properly.
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
Glass Surfaces
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 559
Cleaning The Cupholders
Clean with a damp cloth or towel using a mild detergent.
Cavity
F102
FUSES
Cartridge
Fuse
MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
Interior Fuses
The interior fuse panel is located on the passenger side
under the instrument panel.
Cavity
F100
F101
Cartridge
Fuse
30 Amp
Pink
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
F103
20 Amp
Yellow
F105
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
Description
110V AC Inverter –
If Equipped
Interior Lights
F106
F107
Description
Cigar Lighter in
Instrument Panel/
Left Rear Power
Outlet
Power Outlet in
Console Bin/
Power Outlet in
Rear of Console
Heated Seats – If
Equipped
Rear Power Outlet
Rear Camera – If
Equipped
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Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse
F108
F109
F110
F112
F114
F115
F116
30 Amp
Pink
MiniFuse
15 Amp
Blue
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Cavity
Instrument Panel
F117
Climate Control/
HVAC
Occupant Restraint
Controller
Spare
F118
F119
F120
Rear HVAC
Blower/Motor
Rear Wiper Motor
F121
Rear Defroster
(EBL)
F123
F122
Cartridge
Fuse
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Blue
25 Amp
Natural
25 Amp
Natural
Description
Heated Mirrors
Occupant Restraint
Controller
Steering Column
Control Module
All Wheel Drive –
If Equipped
Wireless Ignition
Node
Driver Door
Module
Passenger Door
Module
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Cavity
F124
F125
F126
F127
F128
F129
Cartridge
Fuse
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
15 Amp
Blue
15 Amp
Blue
Description
Cavity
Mirrors
F130
Steering Column
Control Module
Audio Amplifier
F131
Trailer Tow – If
Equipped
Radio
F132
Video/DVD – If
Equipped
F133
Cartridge
Fuse
MiniFuse
15 Amp
Blue
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
Description
Climate Control/
Instrument Panel
Passenger
Assistance/Hands
Free System – If
Equipped
Tire Pressure
Module
Spare
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Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center)
The power distribution center is located in the engine
compartment.
Power Distribution Center
Cavity
F101
Cartridge
Fuse
60 Amp
Yellow
F102
60 Amp
Yellow
F103
60 Amp
Yellow
F105
60 Amp
Yellow
MiniFuse
Description
Interior Power
Distribution Center
Rail
Interior Power
Distribution Center
Rail
Interior Power
Distribution Center
Rail
Interior Power
Distribution Center
Rail Ignition Run
Relay
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Cavity
F106
F139
F140
F141
F142
F143
Cartridge
Fuse
60 Amp
Yellow
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
MiniFuse
Description
Cavity
Interior Power Distribution Center
Rail Run/
Accessory Relays
Climate Control
System Blower
Power Locks
F144
Anti-Lock Brake
System
Glow Plugs – If
Equipped
Exterior Lights 1
F148
F145
F146
F147
F149
F150
Cartridge
Fuse
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
MiniFuse
Description
Exterior Lights 2
To Body Computer
– Lamp
Spare
Spare
Radiator Fan
Motor
Starter Solenoid
25 Amp
Natural
Powertrain Control
Modules
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Cavity
F151
F152
F153
F156
F157
F158
Cartridge
Fuse
30 Amp
Pink
MiniFuse
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
Description
Cavity
Headlamp Washer
Motor – If
Equipped
Diesel Fuel Heater
– If Equipped
Fuel Pump
F159
Brake/Electronic
Stability Control
Module
Transfer Case Module – If Equipped
Active Hood Module – If Equipped
Cartridge
Fuse
F160
F161
F162
50 Amp
Red
F163
50 Amp
Red
F164
F165
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Spare
Interior Lights
Horn
Cabin Heater #1/
Vacuum Pump – If
Equipped
Cabin Heater #2 –
If Equipped
Powertrain Auto
Shutdown
Powertrain
Shutdown
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Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse
F166
F167
F168
F169
MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
30 Amp
Green
10 Amp
Red
40 Amp
Green
F170
15 Amp
Blue
F172
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Cavity
Spare
F173
Powertrain
Shutdown
Air Conditioner
Clutch
Emissions – Partial
Zero Emissions
Vehicle Motor
Emissions – Partial
Zero Emissions
Vehicle Actuators
Spare
F174
F175
F176
F177
F178
F179
Cartridge
Fuse
MiniFuse
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
30 Amp
Green
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
25 Amp
Natural
10 Amp
Red
Description
Anti Lock Brake
Valves
Siren – If Equipped
Spare
Powertrain Control
Modules
All Wheel Drive
Module – If
Equipped
Sunroof – If
Equipped
Battery Sensor
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Cavity
F181
F182
F184
Cartridge
Fuse
100 Amp
Blue
MiniFuse
50 Amp
Red
30 Amp
Pink
Interior Bulbs
Description
Electrohydraulic
Steering (EHPS) –
If Equipped
Cabin Heater #3 –
If Equipped
Front Wiper Motor
REPLACEMENT BULBS
All the inside bulbs are brass or glass wedge base.
Aluminum base bulbs are not approved and should not
be used for replacement.
Bulb Number
578
Courtesy/Reading
Lamps (Incandescent)
Courtesy/Reading
LED (Serviced at
Lamps (Optional LED)
Authorized Dealer)
Glove Box Lamp
194
Cargo Lamp
579
Optional Door Map
LED (Serviced at
Pocket/Cupholder
Authorized Dealer)
For lighted switches, see your authorized dealer for
replacement instructions.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 567
Exterior Bulbs
Low Beam Headlamp
High Beam Headlamp
Front Park/Turn Signal
Side Marker Lamp
Front Fog Lamp
Center High Mounted
Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
License Lamp
Exterior Bulbs – Rear (LED Version)
Bulb Number
9006
9005
3757AK
168
PSX24W
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
168
Rear Tail/Stop Lamp
Rear Tail (Liftgate) Lamp
Rear Turn Signal Lamp
Backup Lamp
Bulb Number
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
WY21W
W21W
Exterior Bulbs – Rear (Bulb Version)
Rear Tail/Stop Lamp
Rear Tail (Liftgate) Lamp
Rear Turn Signal Lamp
Backup Lamp
Bulb Number
P27/7W
P27/7W
PY27/7W
P27/7W
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BULB REPLACEMENT
Front Low/High Beam Headlamp, Turn
Signal/Park Lamp, And Side Marker Lamp
1. Open the hood.
NOTE: It may be necessary to remove the air cleaner
filter housing and position the Totally Integrated Power
Module (TIPM) aside to replace certain lamps in the left
headlamp housing.
2. Rotate the applicable bulb and connector assembly ¼
turn counterclockwise and remove the assembly from
the headlamp housing.
1 — Front Turn Signal/Park Lamp Bulb
2 — Side Marker Lamp Bulb
3 — Low Beam Headlamp Bulb
4 — High Beam Headlamp Bulb
3. Disconnect the bulb from the harness connector and
then connect the replacement bulb.
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CAUTION!
2. Remove the electrical connector from the fog lamp
housing.
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
4. Install the bulb and connector assembly into the
headlamp housing and rotate it ¼ turn clockwise to
lock it in place.
Front Fog Lamp
NOTE: Turn the steering wheel to the right if replacing
the left front fog lamp or to the left if replacing the right
front fog lamp to allow for easier access to the front of the 3. Squeeze the two tabs on the side of the bulb socket and
wheel well.
pull straight out from the fog lamp.
1. Remove the fasteners retaining the front lower wheel
well access panel and remove the access panel.
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CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with an oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
4. Install the replacement bulb and connector assembly
straight into the fog lamp until it locks into place.
5. Reinstall the front lower wheel well access panel and
fasteners.
Rear Turn Signal And Backup Lamp
The taillamps are a two-piece design. The tail/stop/rear
turn signal lamps are located in the rear corner body
panels. The tail and backup lamps are located in the
liftgate.
Changing The Rear Turn Signal Lamp
1. Open the liftgate.
2. Remove the two fasteners from the inboard side of the
taillamp housing.
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3. Carefully insert a trim stick (plastic flat-blade tool) Changing The Backup Lamp
between the body panel and the outboard side of the
1. Open the liftgate.
taillamp housing with one hand and grasp the flange
on the inboard side of the taillamp housing with the 2. Remove the two fasteners retaining the taillamp housing to the liftgate from the inboard face of the liftgate.
other hand. Use the trim stick and hand pressure
together to disengage the taillamp housing from the
vehicle.
4. Rotate the applicable bulb’s electrical connector ¼ turn
counterclockwise and remove it from the taillamp
housing.
5. Remove the bulb from the connector socket and install
the replacement bulb.
6. Install the bulb and connector assembly into the
taillamp housing and rotate the connector ¼ turn
clockwise to lock it in place.
7. Reinstall the taillamp housing and fasteners.
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3. Carefully insert a trim stick (plastic flat-blade tool) 4. Rotate the applicable bulb’s electrical connector ¼ turn
between the taillamp housing and the liftgate. Use the
counterclockwise and remove it from the housing.
trim stick and hand pressure together to disengage the
5. Remove the bulb from the connector socket and install
taillamp housing from the liftgate.
the replacement bulb.
6. Install the bulb and connector assembly into the
housing and rotate the connector ¼ turn clockwise to
lock it in place.
7. Reinstall the taillamp housing and fasteners.
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2. Insert a small flat-blade tool between the end of the
lens with the locking tab and the surrounding housing
1. Push the small locking tab sticking out of the end of
and then pivot the tool to separate the lens from the
the lens toward the side of the vehicle and hold it in
housing.
that position.
3. Hold the lens with one hand and rotate the bulb’s
electrical connector ¼ turn counterclockwise with the
other hand and then separate the bulb and connector
assembly from the lens.
License Plate Lamp
4. Remove the bulb from the connector socket and install
the replacement bulb.
5. Install the bulb and connector assembly into the lens
and rotate the connector ¼ turn clockwise to lock it in
place.
License Lamp
6. Insert the end of the lens without the locking tab into
the housing on the liftgate and then push the opposite
end of the lens into the housing, making sure it locks
in the housing.
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FLUID CAPACITIES
Fuel (Approximate)
Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Models
All-Wheel Drive Models
Engine Oil With Filter
2.4L Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
3.6L Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
U.S.
Metric
20.5 Gallons
21 Gallons
77.6 Liters
79.8 Liters
4.5 Quarts
6 Quarts
4.26 Liters
5.6 Liters
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 575
Cooling System*
2.4L Engine and Single or Dual-Zone Climate Control System
(MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Engine Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile
Formula or equivalent)
2.4L Engine and Three-Zone Climate Control System (MOPAR威
Antifreeze/Engine Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula or
equivalent)
3.6L Engine and Single or Dual-Zone Climate Control System
(MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Engine Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile
Formula or equivalent)
3.6L Engine and Three-Zone Climate Control System (MOPAR威
Antifreeze/Engine Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula or
equivalent)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
U.S.
Metric
10.7 Quarts
10.1 Liters
11.6 Quarts
11.0 Liters
13.1 Quarts
12.4 Liters
14.5 Quarts
13.7 Liters
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil – 2.4L Engine
Engine Oil – 3.6L Engine
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs – 2.4L Engine
Spark Plugs – 3.6L Engine
Fuel Selection
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive Technology) or equivalent meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material
Standard MS-12106.
Use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of Chrysler
Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for correct SAE
grade.
Use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of Chrysler
Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for correct SAE
grade.
MOPAR威 Engine Oil Filter or equivalent.
ZFR5F-11 (Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm])
RER8ZWYCB4 (Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm])
87 Octane
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 577
Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission
Power Transfer Unit (PTU)
Rear Drive Assembly (RDA)
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or
equivalent licensed ATF+4威 product.
MOPAR威 Gear Lubricant 75W-90 or equivalent.
MOPAR威 Gear Lubricant 75W-90 or equivalent.
MOPAR威 DOT 3, SAE J1703 or equivalent should be
used. If DOT 3 brake fluid is not available, then DOT
4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids.
MOPAR威 Power Steering Fluid + 4, MOPAR威 ATF+4威
Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed
ATF+4威 product.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
CONTENTS
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On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
equipped vehicles, “Oil Change Required” will be disYour vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change
played in the EVIC and a single chime will sound,
indicator system. The oil change indicator system will
indicating that an oil change is necessary.
remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for
scheduled maintenance.
On Non-EVIC equipped vehicles, “Change Oil” will flash
in the instrument cluster odometer and a single chime
Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change
will sound, indicating that an oil change is necessary.
indicator message will illuminate. This means that service is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
such as frequent short-trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
cold ambient temperatures, and E85 fuel usage will scheduled oil change is performed by someone other
influence when the “Change Oil” or “Oil Change Re- than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by
quired” message is displayed. Severe Operating Condi- referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle
tions can cause the change oil message to illuminate as Information Center (EVIC)/Oil Change Required” in
early as 3,500 miles (5,600 km) since last reset. Have your “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or under “Invehicle serviced as soon as possible, within the next 500 strument Cluster Description/Odometer/Trip Odommiles (805 km).
eter” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
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NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
whichever comes first.
Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:
• Check engine oil level
• Check windshield washer fluid level
• Check the tire inflation pressures and look for unusual
wear or damage
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake
master cylinder, power steering and transmission as
needed
• Check function of all interior and exterior lights
Required Maintenance Intervals.
Refer to the maintenance schedules on the following
page for the required maintenance intervals.
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil
Change Indicator System:
• Change oil and filter.
• Rotate the tires. Rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before the oil indicator
system turns on.
• Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals as
required.
• Inspect automatic transmission fluid if equipped
with dipstick.
• Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hoses
and park brake.
• Inspect engine cooling system protection and
hoses.
• Inspect exhaust system.
• Inspect engine air cleaner if using in dusty or
off-road conditions.
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224,000
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following pages for the required maintenance intervals.
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L Inspect front suspension, tie rod
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Additional Maintenance
Replace engine air filter.
Replace air conditioning filter.
Replace spark plugs
(2.4L Engine). **
Replace spark plugs
(3.6L Engine). **
Flush and replace the engine
coolant at 10 years or
150,000 miles (240,000 km)
whichever comes first.
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40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
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80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed
(whichever comes first)
32,000
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transmission fluid and filter(s).
Change the automatic
transmission fluid and filter(s) if
using your vehicle for any of the
following: police, taxi, fleet, or
frequent trailer towing.
Replace rear drive assembly
(RDA) fluid.
Replace power transfer unit
(PTU) fluid.
Inspect and replace PCV valve if
necessary
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
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112,000
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224,000
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** The spark plug change interval is mileage based only,
yearly intervals do not apply.
WARNING!
• You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your vehicle could result in a component malfunction and
effect vehicle handling and performance. This
could cause an accident.
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CONTENTS
䡵 SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE
FOR YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or
Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
▫ Prepare For The Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . .589
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589 䡵 WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .592
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . .589 䡵 MOPAR威 PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .593
䡵 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589 䡵 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . .593
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center. . . . . . .590
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . .590
▫ In Mexico contact: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
▫ In The 50 United States And
Washington, D.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .593
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .593
䡵 PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . .594
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䡵 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595
▫ Treadwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .596
▫ Temperature Grades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .596
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 589
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
Prepare For The Appointment
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items and you must have your
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many authorized dealer, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
for an appointment.
If you are having warranty work done, be sure to have
the right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the
warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s
service history. This can often provide a clue to the IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
current problem.
The manufacturer and its authorized dealer are vitally
Prepare A List
interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the with our products and services.
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
service advisor know.
authorized dealer. They know your vehicle the best, and
are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality
service. The manufacturer’s authorized dealer have the
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facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and • Authorized dealer name
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
correctly and in a timely manner.
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
This is why you should always talk to an authorized
dealer service manager first. Most matters can be re- Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
solved with this process.
P.O. Box 21–8004
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer.
Phone: (800) 423–6343
They want to know if you need assistance.
• If an authorized dealer is unable to resolve the con- Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
cern, you may contact the manufacturer’s customer P.O. Box 1621
center.
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer cenPhone: (800) 465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French
ter should include the following information:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 591
Mexico, D. F.
Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require
assistance can use the special needs relay service offered
by Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter users, dial 711
and for Voice callers, dial 1 800 855-0511 to connect with
a Bell Relay Service operator.
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Service Contract
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
You may have purchased a service contract for a vehicle
to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected
repairs after the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited
Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only
the manufacturer’s service contracts. If you purchased a
manufacturer’s service contract, you will receive Plan
Provisions and an Owner Identification Card in the mail
within three weeks of the vehicle delivery date. If you
have any questions about the service contract, call the
manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer
Hotline at 1-800-521-9922 (Canadian residents, call (800)
465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French).
In Mexico contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer
center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
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The manufacturer will not stand behind any service
contract that is not the manufacturer’s service contract. It
is not responsible for any service contract other than the
manufacturer’s service contract. If you purchased a service contract that is not a manufacturer’s service contract,
and you require service after the manufacturer’s New
Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, please refer to the
contract documents, and contact the person listed in
those documents.
We appreciate that you have made a major investment
when you purchased the vehicle. An authorized dealer
has also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
the ownership experience. You will be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain
vehicle components contain, or emit, chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects, or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain
products of component wear contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 593
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your authorized
MOPAR威 fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
dealer, and the manufacturer.
available from an authorized dealer. They are recommended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–
operating at its best.
9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to:
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
West Building, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could http://www.safercar.gov.
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety In Canada
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
manufacturer.
should contact the Customer Service Department immeIf NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an diately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in defect to the Canadian government should contact Transa group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy port Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations and
Recalls at 1-800-333-0510 or go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/
roadsafety/
MOPAR姞 PARTS
9
594 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
To order the following manuals, you may use either the
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover orders are accepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams,
charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals
make it easy for students and technicians to find and fix
problems on computer-controlled vehicle systems and
features. They show exactly how to find and correct
problems the first time, using step-by-step troubleshootNOTE: A street address is required when ordering
ing and drivability procedures, proven diagnostic tests
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
and a complete list of all tools and equipment.
Service Manuals
Owner’s Manuals
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the inforThese Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
mation that students and professional technicians need in
assistance of service and engineering specialists to acdiagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintainquaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC vehicles.
ing, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group LLC veIncluded are starting, operating, emergency and maintehicles. A complete working knowledge of the vehicle,
system, and/or components is written in straightforward nance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities
and safety tips.
language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 595
Call toll free at:
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety
requirements in addition to these grades.
Treadwear
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half
• www.techauthority.com
times as well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
The following tire grading categories were established by habits, service practices, and differences in road characthe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The teristics and climate.
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
your vehicle.
Or
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596 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
Traction Grades
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions
on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
INDEX
10
598 INDEX
About Your Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .542
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .537
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Airbag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . .528
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .531
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
Air Conditioning, Rear Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .531
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
Air Pressure, Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
All Wheel Drive (AWD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Anti-Theft Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . .18
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .553
Arming Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . .18
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Automatic Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
INDEX 599
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .372
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .551
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .548
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .394
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .548
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410
Auto Unlock, Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Auxiliary Electrical Outlet (Power Outlet) . . . . . . . .258
Auxiliary Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
Back-Up Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .570
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .529
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . .24
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .529
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . .
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . .
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . .
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle
Brightness, Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . .
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.534
.435
.423
.421
.577
.417
.419
.419
.420
.546
.546
.417
.295
.393
.102
.224
.566
.108
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600 INDEX
Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . .
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . .
Power Steering . . . . . . . .
Radiator (Coolant Pressure)
Carbon Monoxide Warning . .
Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . .
Cargo Area Features . . . . . . .
Cargo Compartment . . . . . . .
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Luggage Carrier . . . . . . .
Cargo Load Floor . . . . . . . . .
Cargo Management System . .
Rollaway Tonneau Cover .
Tri-Fold Load Floor . . . . .
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . .
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241 Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .554
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574 Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362
Certification Label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470 Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519 Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416 Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543 Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) . .290
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276 Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273 Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273 Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273 Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281 Cleaning
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .555
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274 Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276 Coin Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274 Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275 Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274 Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .444
INDEX 601
Computer, Trip/Travel. . . . . . . . . . . .
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI)
Conserving Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) .
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . .
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . .
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . .
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .541
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .553
. . .360 Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
. . .360 Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
. . .308
. . .267 Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
. . .243 Daytime Brightness, Interior Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . .224
. . .591 Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
. . .543 Dealer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .523
. . .540 Defroster, Rear Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
. . .542 Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
. . .574 Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
. . .540 Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .521
. . .543 Dimmer Switch, Headlight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
. . .541 Dipsticks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
. . .544
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .525
. . .544
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
. . .543
. . .543 Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513
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602 INDEX
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Door Opener, Garage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Driving
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
Driving to Achieve Maximum Fuel Economy. . . . . .308
E-85 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical Outlet, Auxiliary (Power Outlet) .
Electrical Power Outlets. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . .
Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . .
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.258
.258
.117
.421
.420
.423
.424
.424
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . .
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) .
Emergency, In Case of
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . .
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compartment Identification . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INDEX 603
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .525
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .526
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Exhaust Gas Caution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Exhaust System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Exterior Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Exterior Lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Fabric Care. . . . . . . . .
Filler Location Fuel . . .
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . .
Air Conditioning . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Disposal
Flashers
Hazard Warning . .
Turn Signal . . . . . .
Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . .
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604 INDEX
Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . .
Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . .
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts
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.469
.466
.470
.470
.469
.389
.267
.577
.574
.108
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.525
.416
.576
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . .
Fog Light Service . . . . .
Folding Rear Seat . . . . .
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding . . . . . . . . . .
Additives . . . . . . . .
Clean Air . . . . . . . .
Conserving . . . . . . .
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . .
Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
Filler Door (Gas Cap)
Gasoline . . . . . . . . .
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . .
Light . . . . . . . . . . .
Materials Added . . .
Methanol . . . . . . . .
Octane Rating . . . . .
Requirements . . . . .
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.569
.207
.510
.462
.470
.464
.462
.308
.463
.297
.297
.462
.297
.304
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.463
.462
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INDEX 605
Saver Mode . . . . .
Specifications . . . .
Tank Capacity . . .
Fuel, Flexible . . . . . .
Fueling . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel Optimizer . . . . .
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . .
Fuel System Caution .
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Garage Door Opener (HomeLink威) .
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . .
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline (Fuel)
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . .
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.576
.574
.466
.470
.308
.308
.471
.559
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .394
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .512
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .473
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .473
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .473
. . . . . . . . . . . .246 Hazard
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
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Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . .308 Headlights
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . .462
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . .297
Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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606 INDEX
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . .
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch .
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holder, Coin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holder, Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HomeLink威 (Garage Door Opener) Transmitter .
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.220
.219
.223
.218
.219
.202
.118
.195
.390
.223
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.265
.246
.216
Ignition
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
Instrument Panel Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .556
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .556
Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .559
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers). . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Inverter, Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
INDEX 607
.498 Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
.494
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
.494 Latch Plate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
.506 Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
Keyless Enter-N-Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Keyless Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Liftgate Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
Keyless Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Light Bulbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Key, Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Knee Bolster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .570
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568
Courtesy/Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Jacking Instructions .
Jack Location . . . . .
Jack Operation . . . .
Jump Starting . . . . .
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608 INDEX
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . . .427
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Headlights On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . .
Map Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness) . . . . . .
Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . .
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator)
Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . .
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.290
.225
.224
.568
.223
.225
.570
.570
.294
.297
.566
.290
.568
.297
.293
.427
.108
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Manual, Service . . . . . . .
Manual Transaxle
Fluid Level Check . . .
Lubricant Selection . . .
Map/Reading Lights . . . .
Marker Lights, Side . . . . .
Master Cylinder (Brakes) .
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mini-Trip Computer . . . .
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Dimming . .
Electric Powered . . . .
Electric Remote . . . . .
Exterior Folding . . . . .
Heated . . . . . . . . . . .
Outside . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Free Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .529
Rearview . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine). . . . . . .290
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . .290
Load Floor, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .435
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Auto Unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Low Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .534
Luggage Rack (Roof Rack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
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.552
.225
.568
.546
.463
.310
.115
.116
.117
.117
.118
.118
.116
.115
.119
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610 INDEX
Mode
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .523
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Navigation System (Uconnect™ gps) . . . . . . . . . . .241
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
Odometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .525
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .525
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .525
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .526
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .526
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .521
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Operating Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .521
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Overhead Console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
INDEX 611
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .553
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Parking Brake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Park Sense System, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
Passenger Seat Back Tilt (Easy Entry System). . . . . .212
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Pets, Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . .435
Power
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .419
Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . .258
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
Transfer Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
Power Transfer Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Programming Transmitters (Remote Keyless Entry) . .21
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap)
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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612 INDEX
Rear Cupholder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
Rear Drive Assembly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552
Rear Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Rear Park Sense System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
Rear Wiper/Washer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
Reclining Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .532
Release, Hood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Reminder, Seat Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Remote Control
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . .360
Remote Starting System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .566
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Replacement Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .523
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .593
Resetting Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Restraint, Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Retractable Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
Reverse Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .570
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .510
Roof Rack (Luggage Rack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
INDEX 613
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .593
Safety, Exhaust Gas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . .52
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Easy Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
Reclining Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
Seatback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Tilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
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614 INDEX
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction Indicator) . .290
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .594
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .512
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Shoulder Belt Upper Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Side View Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443
Spare Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .444
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576
Specifications
Fuel (Gasoline) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576
Speed Control (Cruise Control). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
Speedometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Starting and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
Steering
Column Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Column Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . . .360
Storage, Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .510
Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
INDEX 615
Sun Visor Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . .
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . . .62
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sway Control, Trailer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .428
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Information . . . . . . . . .
Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Taillights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .570
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . .
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .372
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . .297
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Tie Down Hooks, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . .
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . .
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Time Delay, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . . .435
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
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616 INDEX
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . .
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . .
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . .
To Open Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Behind a Motorhome . . . . . . . . .
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . .
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Vehicle Behind a Motorhome
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.447
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.482
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.490
.513
.481
.490
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.490
.412
.424
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .428
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .489
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483
Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .488
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
Trailer Towing Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .551
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .548
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) . .24
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLink威) . . . .246
Transmitter Programming (Remote Keyless Entry) . . .21
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . .21
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
INDEX 617
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292 Vehicle Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222 Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360
Underhood Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector . . . .360
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Upholstery Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .556
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .436
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . . .290
Warnings and Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592
Washer
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .537
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .554
Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .555
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .555
Wind Buffeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
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Windshield Defroster. . . .
Windshield Washers . . . .
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windshield Wiper Blades .
Windshield Wipers . . . . .
Wiper Blade Replacement
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INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING
EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this
vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio
frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone
equipment must be installed properly by trained personnel.
The following must be observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made directly to
the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible.
The negative power connection should be made to body
sheet metal adjacent to the negative battery connection.
This connection should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the roof
or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used in
mounting antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may affect
the accuracy or operation of the compass on vehicles so
equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and
routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use
only fully shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to
ensure a low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than
normal may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference between the communications equipment and the
vehicle’s electronic systems.
Challenger
Chrysler Group LLC
13JC49-126-AB
2nd Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
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