Cadillac 2009 SRX Automobile User Manual

2010
OWNE R ’ S MANUAL
Grand
Cherokee SRT8
SECTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
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CONTENTS
䡵 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
䡵 Rollover Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Vehicle Identification Number
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䡵 How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 䡵 Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group
LLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision
workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all
essentials that are traditional to our vehicles.
This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint
you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle.
It is supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet,
located on the DVD, and various customer-oriented
documents. Please take the time to read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help assure safe and
enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained technicians and genuine MOPAR威 parts, and cares about
your satisfaction.
ROLLOVER WARNING
Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate
than other types of vehicles. This vehicle has a higher
ground clearance and a higher center of gravity than
many passenger cars. It is capable of performing better in
a wide variety of off-road applications. Driven in an
unsafe manner, all vehicles can go out of control. Because
of the higher center of gravity, if this vehicle is out of
control it may roll over when some other vehicles may
not.
NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored Do not attempt sharp turns, abrupt maneuvers, or other
in the vehicle for convenient referencing and remain unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle
with the vehicle when sold, so that the new owner will
be aware of all safety warnings.
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control. Failure to operate this vehicle safely may result belts could cut the highway death toll by 10,000 or more
in an accident, rollover of the vehicle, and severe or fatal each year and could reduce disabling injuries by two
million annually. In a rollover crash, an unbelted person
injury. Drive carefully.
is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing
a seat belt. Always buckle up.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the
items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and
illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment
The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
contains a complete listing of all subjects.
Rollover Warning Label
Consult the following table for a description of the
Failure to use driver and passenger seat belts provided symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
is a major cause of severe or fatal injury. In fact, the U.S. this Owner’s Manual:
government notes that the universal use of existing seat
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This Owner’s Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in an accident or
bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you
do not read this entire manual, you may miss important
information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on a
label located on the left front corner of the instrument
panel pad, visible from outside of the vehicle through the
windshield. This number also appears on the Automobile
VIN Location
Information Disclosure Label affixed to a window on NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
your vehicle. Save this label for a convenient record of
your vehicle identification number and optional equipment.
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VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or
death.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
䡵 Vehicle Security Alarm — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 17
▫ Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
▫ Rearming The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
▫ Key FOB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
▫ To Set The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
▫ Removing Key FOB From Ignition . . . . . . . . . 13
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
䡵 Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
䡵 Sentry Key威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
䡵 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
▫ To Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
▫ To Release The Liftgate Flipper Glass . . . . . . . 21
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▫ Remote Open Window Feature — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . 22
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 22
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
䡵 Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 24
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
䡵 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
䡵 Liftgate
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▫ Liftgate Flipper Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
䡵 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions . . . . 37
▫ Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . 41
▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
▫ Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
▫ Child Protection Door Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped . . . . . . 43
䡵 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . 44 䡵 Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . 70
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 䡵 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
▫ Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) —
Airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
▫ Advanced Front Airbag Features . . . . . . . . . . 47
▫ Airbag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . 51
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system
consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and a Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) with
integral ignition switch. You can insert the Key Fob into
the ignition switch with either side up.
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
The Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) operates similar to an
ignition switch. It has four operating positions, three of
which are detented and one spring-loaded. The detented
positions are LOCK, ACC, and ON. The START position
is a spring-loaded momentary contact position. When
released from the START position, the switch automatically returns to the detented ON position.
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
1
2
3
4
— LOCK
— ACC (ACCESSORY)
— ON
— START
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Key Fob
The Key Fob operates the ignition switch. It 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 RKE transmitter
go dead. The emergency key is also for locking the glove
box. You can keep the emergency key with you when
valet parking.
NOTE: Entering a vehicle using the emergency key with
the theft alarm armed, will results in the alarm sounding.
Emergency Key Removal
Insert the Key Fob (even if the Key Fob battery is dead)
NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key
into the WIN to disarm theft alarm.
into the lock cylinders with either side up.
To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch
at the top of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and Removing Key Fob From Ignition
Place the shift lever in PARK. Turn the Key Fob to the
then pull the key out with your other hand.
OFF position and then remove the Key Fob.
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NOTE:
• If you try to remove the Key Fob before you place the
shift lever in PARK, it may become trapped temporarily in the ignition switch. If this occurs, rotate the
key to the right slightly, then remove the Key Fob as
described. If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap
the key in the ignition switch to warn you that this
safety feature is inoperable. The engine can be started
and stopped, but the Key Fob cannot be removed until
you obtain service.
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power window
switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped), and
power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes
after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature.
The time for this feature is programmable. Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — If
Equipped/Personal
Settings
(CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
WARNING!
Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the Key Fob in
the ignition. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove Key Fob from the ignition and lock all doors
when leaving the vehicle unattended.
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system will shut the engine off in two seconds if an
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
Opening the driver’s door when the Key Fob is in the invalid Key Fob is used to start the engine.
ignition and the ignition switch position is OFF or ACC,
After turning the ignition switch to the ON position, the
sounds a signal to remind you to remove the Key Fob.
Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three seconds for a
NOTE: The Key-In-Ignition reminder only sounds bulb check. If the light remains on after the bulb check, it
when the Key Fob is placed in the OFF or ACC ignition indicates that there is a problem with the electronics. In
addition, if the light begins to flash after the bulb check,
position.
it indicates that someone used an invalid Key Fob to start
SENTRY KEY姞
the engine. Either of these conditions will result in the
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer system prevents unautho- engine being shut off after two seconds.
rized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10 seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics.
or unlocked.
Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as
The system uses the factory-mated Key Fob with Remote possible by an authorized dealer.
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and Wireless Ignition
Node (WIN) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation.
Therefore, only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle. The
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NOTE: The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer system is not
compatible with aftermarket remote starting systems.
Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting
problems and loss of security protection.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
required for authorized dealer replacement of Key Fobs.
Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an authoAll of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have
rized dealer, this procedure consists of programming a
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key Fob
Replacement Keys
is one that has never been programmed.
NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the NOTE: When having the Sentry Key威 Immobilizer
vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the system serviced, bring all vehicle Key Fobs with you to
vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it the authorized dealer.
cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
Customer Key Programming
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
CAUTION!
performed at an authorized dealer.
Always remove the Key Fobs from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
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park lamps and/or turn signals will flash for an addiGeneral Information
The Sentry Key威 system complies with FCC rules Part 15 tional 15 minutes.
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is
NOTE: The Panic and Security alarms are quite differsubject to the following conditions:
ent. Please take a moment to activate the Panic and the
Security modes to hear the differences in the horn. In case
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
one should go off in the future, you will need to know
• This device must accept any interference that may be
which mode has been activated in order to deactivate it.
received, including interference that may cause undesRearming The System
ired operation.
If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn off the
This Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors, horn after three minutes, turn off all of the visual signals
liftgate, liftgate flipper glass, and ignition for unautho- after 15 minutes, and then the Vehicle Security Alarm will
rized operation. When the alarm is activated, the Vehicle rearm itself.
Security Alarm provides both audio and visual signals.
The horn will sound, the headlights, park lamps and/or To Set the Alarm
turn signals will flash repeatedly for three minutes. If the The alarm will set when you use the Remote Keyless
disturbance is still present (driver’s door, passenger door, Entry (RKE) transmitter to lock the doors and liftgate, or
other doors, ignition) after three minutes, the headlights, when you use the power door lock switch while the door
is open. After all the doors are locked and closed, the
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Vehicle Security Light (located in the instrument cluster)
will flash rapidly for about 16 seconds to signal that the
Vehicle Security Alarm is arming. During this 16 second
arming period, opening any door or the liftgate will
cancel the arming. If the Vehicle Security Alarm successfully arms, the Vehicle Security Light will flash at a
slower rate to indicate the alarm is set.
To Disarm the System
To disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm, you will need to
press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter or
turn the ignition key to the ON position. If something has
triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in your absence, the
horn will sound three times when you unlock the doors.
Check the vehicle for tampering.
transmitter, once the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed
(after 16 seconds), when you pull the door handle to exit,
the alarm will sound. If this occurs, press the UNLOCK
button on the RKE transmitter to disarm the Vehicle
Security Alarm. You may also accidentally disarm the
Vehicle Security Alarm by unlocking the driver’s door
with the key and then locking it. The door will be locked
but the Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
The interior lights come on when you open any door or
use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock any door. They will remain on for approximately
30 seconds after all doors are closed then fade to off.
The lights also will fade to off if you turn on the ignition
The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your after you close all the doors.
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
Vehicle Security Alarm will arm unexpectedly. If you
remain in the vehicle and lock the doors with the RKE
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NOTE: None of the courtesy lights will operate if the
dimmer control is in the “defeat” position (extreme
downward position), unless the overhead map/reading
lights are turned on manually.
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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and
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.
NOTE: Inserting the Key Fob with RKE transmitter into
the ignition switch disables all buttons on that RKE
transmitter; however, the buttons on the remaining RKE
transmitters will continue to work. Driving at speeds
5 mph (8 km/h) and above disables all RKE transmitter
buttons for all RKE transmitters.
Key Fob with Three-Button RKE Transmitter
To Unlock the Doors
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door or twice to
unlock all doors. The turn signal lamps will flash to
acknowledge the unlock signal. The illuminated entry
system will also turn on.
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Information
Center
(EVIC)/Personal
Settings
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “UnderstandPress
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
the driver’s door or all doors, on the first press of the
Turn Headlights On with Remote Key Unlock
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the
This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds
current setting, proceed as follows:
when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter.
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle The time for this feature is programmable on vehicles
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
Information
Center
(EVIC)/Personal
Settings (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understand- (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Feaing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
tures)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
Flash Lamps with Remote Key Lock
This feature will cause the turn signal lamps to flash To Lock the Doors
when the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmittransmitter. This feature can be turned on or off. To ter to lock all doors. The turn signal lamps will flash and
change the current setting, proceed as follows:
the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal.
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle
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Sound Horn with Remote Key Lock
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be
turned on or off. To change the current setting, proceed as
follows:
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WARNING!
Driving with the flipper glass open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your
passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep
the flipper glass closed when you are operating the
vehicle.
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information
Center
(EVIC)/Personal
Settings
Remote Open Window Feature — If Equipped
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “UnderstandThis feature allows you to remotely lower both front door
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
windows at the same time. To use this feature, press and
To Release the Liftgate Flipper Glass
release the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter and
Press the FLIPPER GLASS/LIFTGATE RELEASE button then immediately press and hold the UNLOCK button
two times (the second press within five seconds of the until the windows lower to the level desired or until they
first press) to open liftgate flipper glass.
lower completely.
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Using the Panic Alarm
To turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, press and hold
the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one
second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, the
headlights and park lamps will flash, the horn will pulse
on and off, and the interior lights will turn on.
Transmitter Battery Replacement
The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
battery.
NOTE:
• Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
• Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back
you turn it off by either pressing the PANIC button a
housing or the printed circuit board.
second time, or drive the vehicle at a speed of 15 mph
1. Battery access is through a door located on the rear of
(24 km/h) or greater.
the Key Fob. Insert a small, flat blade screwdriver into the
NOTE: The interior lights will turn off if you turn the
slot and gently pry open the access door.
ignition switch to the ACC or ON position while the
Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lamps
and horn will remain on.
Programming Additional Transmitters
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
performed at an authorized dealer.
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3. Reposition the access door panel over the battery
opening and snap into place.
General Information
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Battery Replacement
1— Battery Access Door
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
2. Remove and replace the battery. Avoid touching the If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause distance, check for these two conditions:
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it with
rubbing alcohol.
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1. A weak battery in the RKE transmitter. The expected How to Use Remote Start
All of the following conditions must be met before the
life of the battery is a minimum of three years.
engine will remote start:
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radios. • Shift lever in PARK
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still
maintaining security. The system has a range of
approximately 328 ft (100 m).
• Doors closed
• Hood closed
• Liftgate closed
• Hazard switch off
• Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
NOTE: The vehicle must be equipped with an auto• Ignition key removed from ignition switch
matic transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
• RKE PANIC button not pressed
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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.
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NOTE:
• If an engine fault is present the vehicle will start and
then shut down 10 seconds later.
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
Remote Start mode.
• For security, power window and power sunroof operation (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is
in the Remote Start mode.
• The engine can be started two consecutive times (two
15 minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However,
the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON position
To Enter Remote Start Mode
before you can repeat the start sequence for a third
Press and release the REMOTE START button
cycle.
on the RKE transmitter twice, within five seconds. The parking lights will flash and the horn To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving the
will chirp twice (if programmed). Then, the Vehicle
engine will start and the vehicle will remain in the Press and release the REMOTE START button one time or
allow the engine to run for the entire 15 minute cycle.
Remote Start mode for a 15 minute cycle.
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the key. Once inserted, the message “Turn To Run”
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shutdowns, the system
will flash in the EVIC until you turn the key to run.
will disable the one time press of the REMOTE START
button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote
DOOR LOCKS
Start request.
Manual Door Locks
To Exit Remote Start Mode and Drive the Vehicle
Before the end of 15 minute cycle, press and release the Use the manual door lock plunger to lock the doors from
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock the inside the vehicle. If the plunger is down when the door
doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if is closed, the door will lock. Therefore, make sure the key
equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15 minute cycle, is not inside the vehicle before closing the door.
insert the key into the ignition switch and turn the switch
WARNING!
to the ON position.
NOTE:
• The ignition switch must be in the ON position in
order to drive the vehicle.
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the message “Insert Key/
Turn To Run” will flash in the EVIC until you insert
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
accident, lock the vehicle doors when you drive, as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
from the ignition and lock your vehicle. Do not
leave unattended children in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of
vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries and death.
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Power Door Locks
The power door lock switch is located on each front door
panel. Press the switch to lock or unlock the doors.
Power Door Lock Switch
If the plunger is down when the door is closed, the door
will lock. Therefore, make sure the Key Fob is not inside
the vehicle before closing the door.
If you press the door lock switch while the Key Fob is in
the ignition switch and the driver’s door is open, the
doors will not lock.
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The rear doors cannot be opened from inside the vehicle Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
until you pull up the lock plungers.
information.
Automatic Unlock On Exit Feature — If Equipped
If Auto Unlock is enabled, this feature will unlock all the Child Protection Door Lock
doors when the driver’s door is opened if the vehicle is The rear doors of your vehicle are equipped with Child
stopped and in PARK or NEUTRAL. Refer to “Electronic Protection Door Locks. If you push up on the lever on the
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings open edge of the door it cannot be opened from the inside
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding of the vehicle. Push the lever down to disengage the
Child Protection Door Locks.
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Automatic Door Locks
If this feature is selected, your door locks will lock
automatically when the vehicle speed is above 15 mph
(24 km/h) and all doors are closed. It will reset whenever
a door is opened.
This feature is selectable and can be turned on or off.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
WARNING!
Avoid trapping anyone in the vehicle in a collision.
Remember that the rear doors can only be opened
from the outside when the Child Protection Door
Locks are engaged.
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passenger/rear passenger door windows. The window
controls will operate only when the ignition switch is in
the ON or ACCESSORY position.
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Child Protection Door Lock
WINDOWS
Power Windows
Power Window Switches
The power window controls are located on the driver’s
door trim panel. There is a single switch on the front The power window switches remain active for up to
passenger door/rear doors which operates the front 10 minutes after the ignition switch has been turned OFF.
Opening a vehicle front door will cancel this feature.
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Auto-Down
Both the driver and front passenger window switches
have an “Auto-Down” feature. Press the window switch
past the first detent, release, and the window will go
down automatically. To cancel the “Auto-Down” movement, operate the switch in either the up or down
direction and release the switch.
To stop the window from going all the way up during the
Auto Up operation, push down on the switch briefly.
To close the window part way, lift the window switch to
the first detent and release when you want the window to
stop.
NOTE: If the window runs into any obstacle during
Auto Up it will reverse direction and then go back down.
To open the window part way, press to the first detent
Remove the obstacle and use the window switch again to
and release it when you want the window to stop.
close the window. Any impact due to rough road condiThe power window switches remain active for 10 min- tions may trigger the auto reverse function unexpectedly
utes after the ignition has been turned OFF. Opening during Auto Up. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to
the first detent and hold it to close the window manually.
either front door will cancel this feature.
Auto Up Feature with Anti-Pinch Protection —
Driver and Front Passenger Door Only
Lift the window switch to the second detent, release, and
the window will go up automatically.
WARNING!
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the
window before closing.
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Resetting the Auto Up Feature
Should the Auto Up feature stop working, the window
probably needs to be reset. To reset Auto Up:
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Pull the window switch up and close the window completely, then pull and hold the switch for one second.
Window Lockout Button
The Window Lockout button on the driver’s door allows
you to disable the window controls on the other doors. To
disable the window controls on the other doors, press the
Window Lockout button. To enable the window controls,
press the Window Lockout button again.
Window Lockout Button
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Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize
the buffeting.
LIFTGATE
To open the liftgate, pull up (squeeze) on the handle and
lift. Manually unlocking the vehicle doors with the
plunger or a key in the lock cylinder will not unlock the
liftgate.
Liftgate Release
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WARNING!
• Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your
passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep
the liftgate closed when you are operating the
vehicle.
• The tailpipes may be hot and you could be seriously injured if you come into contact with them.
Liftgate Flipper Glass
The liftgate flipper glass is also unlocked when the
liftgate is unlocked. To open the flipper glass, push up on
the window switch located on the liftgate.
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Liftgate Glass Release
WARNING!
To avoid injury stand back when opening. Glass will
automatically rise.
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Once the liftgate flipper glass has been opened, connec- OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
tion to the rear window wiper is interrupted, preventing Some of the most important safety features in your
activation of the rear wiper blade while the flipper glass vehicle are the restraint systems:
is open.
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for the driver and
all passengers
NOTE: If a malfunction to the liftgate latch should
occur, an emergency liftgate latch release can be used to
• Advanced Front Airbags for driver and front passenopen the liftgate. The emergency liftgate latch release can
ger
be accessed through a snap-in cover located on the
• Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
liftgate trim panel.
for the driver and passengers seated next to a window
WARNING!
— if equipped
Driving with the flipper glass open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your
passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep
the flipper glass closed when you are operating the
vehicle.
• Supplemental Side Seat Airbags — if equipped
• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering
wheel
• Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants
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• Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners to enhance
occupant protection by managing occupant energy
during an impact event — if equipped
If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
infant and child restraint systems. For more information
on LATCH, see Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
(LATCH).
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WARNING!
In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled
up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or other
passengers, or you can be thrown out of the vehicle.
Always be sure you and others in your vehicle are
buckled up properly.
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
NOTE: The Advanced Front Airbags have a multistage on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
inflator design. This allows the airbag to have different and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen
rates of inflation based on severity and type of collision. far away from home or on your own street.
Please pay close attention to the information in this
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
possible.
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and 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
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ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All seating positions in your vehicle have combination
lap/shoulder belts. The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during very sudden stops or collisions.
This feature allows the shoulder part of the belt to move
freely with you under normal conditions. But in a collision, the belt will lock and reduce the risk of you striking
the inside of the vehicle or being thrown out.
WARNING!
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of a collision the best.
Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to
wear your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in an accident, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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2. The seat belt latch plate is above 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 seat.
Latch Plate
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3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
WARNING!
• A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will
not protect you properly. The lap portion could
ride too high on your body, possibly causing
internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the
buckle nearest you.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you as well.
In a sudden stop you could move too far forward,
increasing the possibility of injury. Wear your seat
belt snugly.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• A belt that is worn under your arm is very dangerous. Your body could strike the inside surfaces of
the vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck
injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause
internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder
bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that
your strongest bones will take the force in a
collision.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during a collision. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
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4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap portion, pull up a
bit on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too
tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug
belt reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in a
collision.
WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be at the
strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your abdomen. Always wear the lap part of your seat belt
as low as possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt can’t do its job as well. In a
collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the
belt is straight. If you can’t straighten a belt in
your vehicle, take it to your authorized dealer and
have it fixed.
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5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is 6. To release the belt, push the red button marked PRESS
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor on the buckle. The belt will automatically retract to its
will withdraw any slack in the belt.
stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate down
the webbing to allow it to retract fully.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after an accident if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.).
Removing Slack from Belt
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Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the front seating positions, the shoulder belt can be
adjusted upward or downward to position the belt away
from your neck. Press the release button to release the
anchorage, and then move it up or down to the position
that serves you best.
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As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will
prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average,
you will prefer a higher position. When you release the
anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that
it is locked in position.
Energy Management Feature
This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy
Management feature in the front seating positions to help
further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on
collision.
This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is
designed to release webbing in a controlled manner. This
feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on
the occupant’s chest.
Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt
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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.
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode — If
Equipped
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically prelocked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in
the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is available on all passenger-seating positions with a combination lap/shoulder belt.
When To Use The Automatic Locking Mode
Use the Automatic Locking Mode anytime a child safety
seat is installed in the rear outboard seating position.
Children 12 years old and younger should always be
properly restrained in the rear seat.
How To Use The Automatic Locking Mode
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
the entire belt is extracted.
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
How to Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Disconnect the combination lap/shoulder belt from the
buckle and allow it to retract completely to disengage the
Automatic Locking Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) locking mode.
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Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped
The seat belts for both front seating positions may be
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision.
These devices improve the performance of the seat belt
by assuring that the belt is tight about the occupant early
in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occupants,
including those in child restraints.
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Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert姞)
If the driver’s seat belt has not been buckled within
60 seconds of starting the vehicle and if the vehicle speed
is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), the BeltAlert威 will alert
the driver to buckle the seat belt. The driver should also
instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat belts.
Once the warning is triggered, the BeltAlert威 will continue to chime and flash the Seat Belt Reminder Light for
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat 96 seconds or until the driver’s seat belt is buckled. The
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be BeltAlert威 will be reactivated if the driver’s seat belt is
worn snugly and positioned properly.
unbuckled for more than 10 seconds and the vehicle
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Re- speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h).
straint Controller (ORC). Like the airbags, the pretension- BeltAlert威 can be enabled or disabled by your authorized
ers are single use items. After a collision deploys the dealer or by following these steps:
airbags and/or pretensioners, a deployed airbag and/or
NOTE: The following steps must occur within the first
pretensioner must be replaced immediately.
60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON
or START position. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend deactivating BeltAlert威.
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1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, and Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
buckle the driver’s seat belt.
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
2. Turn the ignition key to the ACC/ON position (do not
the best way to keep the baby safe.
start the engine), and wait for the Seat Belt Reminder
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
Light to turn off.
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
3. Within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle, unbuckle
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
and then re-buckle the driver’s seat belt at least three
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
times within 10 seconds, ending with the seat belt
the force if there is a collision.
buckled.
Seat Belt Extender
4. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. A single
If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended and
chime will sound to signify that you have successfully
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
completed the programming.
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
BeltAlert威 can be reactivated by repeating this procedure. dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
NOTE: Although BeltAlert威 has been deactivated, the
long enough. When it is not required, remove the exSeat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate
tender and store it.
while the driver’s seat belt remains unfastened.
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WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use
when the lap belt is not long enough when it is worn
low and snug, and in the recommended seating
positions. Remove and store the extender when not
needed.
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) —
Airbags
This vehicle has airbags for both the driver and front
passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint
systems. The driver’s front airbag is mounted in the
center of the steering wheel. The passenger’s front airbag
is mounted in the instrument panel, above the glove
compartment. The words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on
the airbag covers.
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1 — Driver Airbag
2 — Passenger Airbag
3 — Knee Bolster
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NOTE: These airbags are certified to the new Federal •
regulations for Advanced Airbags.
•
The Advanced Front Airbags have a multistage inflator
•
design. This allows the airbag to have different rates of
•
inflation based on the severity and type of collision.
This vehicle may also be equipped with Supplemental
Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the
driver, front, and rear passengers sitting next to a window. If the vehicle is equipped with SABIC airbags, they
are located above the side windows and their covers are
also labeled: SRS AIRBAG.
NOTE: Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior
trim; but they will open during airbag deployment.
Airbag System Components
The airbag system consists of the following:
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
Airbag Warning Light
Driver Front Airbag
Front Passenger Airbag
Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
• Knee Impact Bolster
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners — if equipped
• Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
— if equipped
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Advanced Front Airbag Features
The Advanced Front Airbag system has multistage driver
and front passenger airbags. 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 impact sensors
at the front of the car.
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires airbag deployment. The timing of
the second stage determines whether the output force is
low, medium, or high. If a low output is sufficient to meet
the need, the remaining gas in the inflator is expended.
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WARNING!
• No objects should be placed over or near the
airbag on the instrument panel, because any such
objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in a crash
severe enough to cause the airbag to inflate.
• Do not put anything on or around the airbag
covers or attempt to open them manually. You may
damage the airbags and you could be injured
because the airbags may no longer be functional.
The protective covers for the airbag cushions are
designed to open only when the airbags are inflating.
• Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in
any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster
such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band radios,
etc.
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Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) — If Equipped
SABIC airbags offer side-impact and vehicle rollover
protection to front and rear seat outboard occupants in
addition to that provided by the body structure. Each
airbag features inflated chambers placed adjacent to the
head of each outboard occupant that reduce the potential
for side-impact head injuries. The curtains deploy downward, covering both windows on the impact side.
Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC)
Location
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NOTE:
• Should a vehicle rollover occur, the pretensioners
and/or SABIC airbags on both sides of the vehicle
may deploy.
• Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim;
but they will open during airbag deployment.
The system includes sensors adjacent to both front and
rear seat occupants that are calibrated to deploy the
SABIC airbags during impacts that require airbag occupant protection.
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WARNING!
• If your vehicle is equipped with left and right Side
Airbag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC), do not stack
luggage or other cargo up high enough to block
the location of the SABIC. The area where the side
curtain airbag is located should remain free from
any obstructions.
• Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects
between you and the side airbags; the performance
could be adversely affected and/or objects could
be pushed into you, causing serious injury.
Knee Impact Bolsters
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
driver and the front passenger, and position everyone for
the best interaction with the Advanced Front Airbag.
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Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Airbags work with the knee bolsters to provide improved
protection for the driver and front passenger. Side airbags
also work with seat belts to improve occupant protection.
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or beltpositioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under
Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
their arm.
risk of harm from a deploying airbag:
If a child from 1 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child
Children 12 years old and younger should always ride
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
front airbag. An airbag 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.
All occupants should ALWAYS wear their lap and shoulder belts properly.
The driver and front passenger seats should be moved
Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat
back as far as practical to allow the Advanced Front
belt properly (see Section on Child Restraints) should be
Airbags room to inflate.
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Do not lean against the door. If your vehicle has side
airbags, and deployment occurs, the side airbags will
inflate forcefully into the space between you and the
door.
If the airbag system in this vehicle needs to be modified
to accommodate a disabled person, contact the Customer
Center. Phone numbers are provided under ⬙If You Need
Assistance⬙.
WARNING!
• Relying on the airbags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The airbags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the airbags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
airbags.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during front airbag deployment could cause
serious injury, including death. Airbags need
room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably extending
your arms to reach the steering wheel or instrument panel.
• Side airbags also need room to inflate. Do not lean
against the door. Sit upright in the center of the
seat.
Airbag Deployment Sensors and Controls
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system
required for this vehicle.
The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or
(Continued) side airbags in a frontal or side collision is required.
Based on the impact sensors signals, a central electronic
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ORC deploys the Advanced Front Airbags, SABIC air- The side airbags will not deploy in all side collisions. Side
bags — if equipped, and front seat belt pretensioners — airbag deployment will depend on the severity and type
if equipped, as required, depending on severity and type of collision.
of impact.
Because airbag sensors measure vehicle deceleration over
Advanced Front Airbags are designed to provide addi- time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are not
tional protection by supplementing the seat belts in good indicators of whether or not an airbag should have
certain frontal collisions depending on the severity and deployed.
type of collision. Advanced Front Airbags are not exSeat belts are necessary for your protection in all collipected to reduce the risk of injury in rear, side, or rollover
sions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
collisions.
away from an inflating airbag.
The Advanced Front Airbags will not deploy in all frontal
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
collisions, including some that may produce substantial
the system whenever the ignition switch is in the START
vehicle damage — for example, some pole collisions,
or ON position. If the key is in the LOCK position, in the
truck underrides, and angle offset collisions. On the other
ACC position, or not in the ignition, the airbags are not
hand, depending on the type and location of impact,
on and will not inflate.
Advanced Front Airbags may deploy in crashes with
little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a severe
initial deceleration.
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The ORC contains a backup power supply system that
may deploy the airbags even if the battery loses power or
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
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WARNING!
Ignoring the Airbag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the airbags to
protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have the airbag system checked right
away.
Also, the ORC turns on the Airbag Warning
Light in the instrument panel for approximately six to eight seconds for a self-check
when the ignition is first turned on. After the
self-check, the Airbag Warning Light will turn off. If the
ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it
Driver and Passenger Airbag Inflator Units
turns on the Airbag Warning Light, either momentarily
The Driver and Passenger Airbag/Inflator Units are
or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light
located in the center of the steering wheel and the right
comes on again after initial startup.
side of the instrument panel. When the ORC detects a
It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instru- collision requiring the airbags, it signals the inflator units.
ment cluster Airbag Warning Light if a malfunction is A large quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate
noted. The diagnostics also record the nature of the the Advanced Front Airbags. Different airbag inflation
malfunction.
rates are possible, based on the collision type and severity. The steering wheel hub trim cover and the upper
right side of the instrument panel separate and fold out
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A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side
curtain airbag. The inflating side curtain airbag pushes
the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and
covers the window. The airbag inflates in about 30 ms
(about one-quarter of the time that it takes to blink your
eyes) with enough force to injure you if you are not belted
The driver front airbag gas is vented through the vent
and seated properly, or if items are positioned in the area
holes in the sides of the airbag. The passenger front
where the side curtain airbag inflates. This especially
airbag gas is vented through the vent holes in the sides of
applies to children. The side curtain airbag is only about
the airbag. In this way, the airbags do not interfere with
3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick when it is inflated.
your control of the vehicle.
Because airbag sensors estimate deceleration over time,
Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtain
vehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of
(SABIC) Inflator Units — If Equipped
whether or not an airbag should have deployed.
During collisions where the impact is confined to a
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may NOTE: In a rollover the pretensioners and/or SABIC
deploy the SABIC airbags, depending on severity and airbags may deploy on both sides of the vehicle.
type of collision. In these events, the ORC will deploy the
SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle.
of the way as the bags inflate to their full size. The bags
fully inflate in about 50 to 70 milliseconds. This is about
half of the time it takes to blink your eyes. The bags then
quickly deflate while helping to restrain the driver and
front passenger.
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Front and Side Impact Sensors
In front and side impacts, impact sensors aid the ORC in
determining appropriate response to impact events. Additional sensors in the ORC determine the level of airbag
deployment and provide verification.
Enhanced Accident Response System
In the event of an impact causing airbag deployment, if
the communication network remains intact, and the
power remains intact, depending on the nature of the
event the ORC will determine whether to have the
Enhanced Accident Response System perform the following functions:
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• Unlock the doors automatically.
If a Deployment Occurs
The front airbags are designed to deflate immediately
after deployment.
NOTE: Front and/or side airbags will not deploy in all
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
the airbag system.
If you do have a collision which deploys the airbags, any
or all of the following may occur:
• The nylon airbag material may sometimes cause abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and front
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
passenger as the airbags deploy and unfold. The
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium
until the ignition key is turned off.
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as the
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
battery has power or until the ignition key is removed.
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However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
immediately.
• As the airbags deflate, you may see some smoke-like
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for
airbag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate
the skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
Do not drive your vehicle after the airbags have deployed. If you are involved in another collision, the
airbags will not be in place to protect you.
WARNING!
Deployed airbags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
protect you in another collision. Have the airbags,
seat belt pretensioners, and the front passenger seat
belt retractor assembly replaced by an authorized
dealer as soon as possible. Also, have the Occupant
Restraint Controller (ORC) system serviced as well.
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Maintaining Your Airbag System
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the airbag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured if the airbag system is not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. 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
airbag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an airbag system.
(Continued)
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your advanced airbag system. The airbag may inflate
accidentally or may not function properly if modifications are made. Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any advanced airbag system service. If 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 an
advanced airbag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
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Airbag Warning Light
You will want to have the airbags ready to
inflate for your protection in a collision. While
the airbag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of the following occurs, have
an authorized dealer service the system immediately.
located on the inside of the fuse block cover for the
proper airbag fuses. See your authorized dealer if the
fuse is good.
NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. The airbags may
not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly
check the fuse block for blown fuses. Refer to the label
NOTE:
1. A near-deployment event occurs when the airbag
sensor detects severe vehicle deceleration usually indicative of a crash, but not severe enough to warrant airbag
deployment.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
In the event of an accident, your vehicle is designed to
record up to five seconds of specific vehicle data param• The Airbag Warning Light does not come on for eters (see list below) in an event data recorder prior to the
approximately six to eight seconds when the ignition moment of airbag deployment, or near deployment (if
switch is first turned ON.
applicable), and up to a quarter second of either highspeed deceleration data or change in velocity during
• The light remains on after the approximate six to
and/or after airbag deployment or near-deployment.
eight-second interval.
EDR data is ONLY recorded if an airbag deploys, or
• The light comes on and remains on while driving.
nearly deploys, and is otherwise unavailable.
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2. Under certain circumstances, EDR data may not be accessing the electronic data stored, unless ordered to
download data by a court with legal jurisdiction (i.e.,
recorded (e.g., loss of battery power).
pursuant to a warrant). A copy of the data will be
In conjunction with other data gathered during a comprovided to the custodial entity upon request. General
plete accident investigation, the electronic data may be
data that does not identify particular vehicles or crashes
used by Chrysler Group LLC and others to learn more
may be released for incorporation in aggregate crash
about the possible causes of crashes and associated
databases, such as those maintained by the U.S. governinjuries in order to assess and improve vehicle performent and various states. Data of a potentially sensitive
mance. In addition to crash investigations initiated by
nature, such as would identify a particular driver, veChrysler Group LLC, such investigations may be rehicle, or crash, will be treated confidentially. Confidential
quested by customers, insurance carriers, government
data will not be disclosed by Chrysler Group LLC to any
officials, and professional crash researchers, such as those
third party except when:
associated with universities, and with hospital and insur1. Used for research purposes, such as to match data
ance organizations.
with a particular crash record in an aggregate database,
In the event that an investigation is undertaken by
provided confidentiality of personal data is thereafter
Chrysler Group LLC (regardless of initiative), the compreserved.
pany or its designated representative will first obtain
permission of the appropriate custodial entity for the 2. Used in defense of litigation involving a Chrysler
vehicle (usually the vehicle owner or lessee) before Group LLC product.
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3. Requested by police under a legal warrant.
Child Restraints
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the
4. Otherwise required by law.
time, including babies and children. Every state in the
United States, and all Canadian provinces, require that
Data parameters that are recorded:
small children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the
• Diagnostic trouble code(s) and warning light status for
law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
electronically-controlled safety systems, including the
airbag system
Children 12 years and under should ride properly buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
• Vehicle speed
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
• Engine RPM
the rear seats rather than in the front.
• Brake switch status
• Pedal position
• And other parameters
configuration
depending
on
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
vehicle seat Owner’s Manual to ensure you have the right seat
for your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your
child.
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WARNING!
In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby,
can become a projectile inside the vehicle. The force
required to hold even an infant on your lap can
become so great that you could not hold the child, no
matter how strong you are. The child and others
could be badly injured. Any child riding in your
vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the child’s
size.
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• The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children who weigh up
to about 20 lbs (9 kg). Convertible child seats often
have a higher weight limit in the rearward-facing
direction than infant carriers do, so they can be used
rearward-facing by children who weigh more than
20 lbs (9 kg) but are less than one year old. Both types
of child restraints are held in the vehicle by the
lap/shoulder belt or the LATCH child restraint anchorage system (Refer to LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage System.)
Infants and Child Restraints
• Safety experts recommend that children ride
rearward-facing in the vehicle until they are at least
one year old and weigh at least 20 lbs (9 kg). Two types
of child restraints can be used rearward-facing: infant
carriers and convertible child seats.
WARNING!
• Rearward-facing child seats must NEVER be used
in the front seat of a vehicle with the front passenger airbag unless the airbag is turned off. An
airbag deployment could cause severe injury or
death to infants in this position.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• A rearward-facing infant restraint should only be
used in a rear seat. A rearward-facing infant restraint in the front seat may be struck by a deploying passenger airbag which may cause severe or
fatal injury to the infant.
Standards. Chrysler Group LLC also recommends that
you try a child restraint in the vehicle seats where you
will use it before you buy it.
• The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s
weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for
weight and height limits.
• Carefully follow the instructions that come with the
restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may
not work when you need it.
• Except for the second row center seating position, all
passenger seat belts are equipped with cinching latch
plates. The second row center position has an autoHere are some tips for getting the most out of your child
matic locking retractor. Both types of seat belts are
restraint:
designed to keep the lap portion tight around the child
• Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it
restraint so that it is not necessary to use a locking clip.
has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
If the seat belt has a cinching latch plate, pulling up on
the shoulder portion of the lap/shoulder belt will
tighten the belt (the cinching latch plate will keep the
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belt tight; however, any seat belt system will loosen • If the belt still cannot be tightened, or if pulling and
with time, so check the belt occasionally and pull it
pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, disconnect
tight if necessary). For the second row center seat belt
the latch plate from the buckle, turn the buckle
with the automatic locking retractor, pull the belt from
around, and insert the latch plate into the buckle
the retractor until there is enough allowance to pass it
again. If you still cannot make the child restraint
through the child restraint and slide the latch plate
secure, try a different seating position.
into the buckle. Then, pull the belt until it is fully
• Buckle the child into the restraint exactly as the
extended from the retractor. Allow the belt to return
manufacturer’s instructions tell you.
into the retractor, pulling on the excess webbing to
tighten the lap portion around the child restraint. For • When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in the
vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from the vehicle.
additional information, refer to ⬙Automatic Locking
Do not leave it loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or
Mode⬙.
collision, it could strike the occupants or seatbacks and
• In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the
cause serious personal injury.
lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the
buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path NOTE:
For additional information, refer to
opening on the restraint. Disconnect the latch plate www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK.
from the buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt Canadian residents, should refer to Transport
several times to shorten it. Insert the latch plate into Canada’s website for additional information.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/safedrivers/childsafety/index.htm
the buckle with the release button facing out.
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Older Children and Child Restraints
Children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg), and who are
older than one year, can ride forward-facing in the
vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and convertible child
seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children
who weigh 20 to 40 lbs (9 to 18 kg), and who are older
than one year. These child seats are also held in the
vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the LATCH child
restraint anchorage system (Refer to LATCH — Child
Seat Anchorage System.)
Children Too Large for Booster Seats
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback, should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat.
• Make sure that the child is upright in the seat.
• The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug
as possible.
• Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or
slouching can move the belt out of position.
The belt-positioning booster seat is for children weighing
more than 40 lbs (18 kg), but who are still too small to fit
• If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the
the vehicle’s seat belts properly. If the child cannot sit
child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never allow a
with knees bent over the vehicle’s seat cushion while the
child to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind
child’s back is against the seatback, they should use a
the back.
belt-positioning booster seat. The child and beltpositioning booster seat are held in the vehicle by the
lap/shoulder belt.
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LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage System (Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren)
Your vehicle’s rear seat is equipped with the child
restraint anchorage system called LATCH. The LATCH
system provides for the installation of the child restraint
without using the vehicle’s seat belts, instead securing
the child restraint using lower anchorages and upper
tether straps from the child restraint to the vehicle
structure.
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strap kits or retro-fit kits. You are urged to take advantage
of all the available attachments provided with your child
restraint in any vehicle.
NOTE: When using the LATCH attaching system to
install a child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts
not being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out
of reach of children. Remind all children in the vehicle
that the seat belts are not toys and should not be played
with, and never leave your child unattended in the
LATCH-compatible child restraint systems are now avail- vehicle.
able. However, because the lower anchorages are to be
All three rear seating positions have lower anchorages
introduced over a period of years, child restraint systems
that are capable of accommodating LATCH-compatible
having attachments for those anchorages will continue to
child seats having flexible, webbing-mounted lower atalso have features for installation using the vehicle’s seat
tachments. Child seats with fixed lower attachments
belts. Child restraints having tether straps and hooks for
must be installed in the outboard positions only. Regardconnection to the top tether anchorages, have been
less of the specific type of lower attachment, NEVER
available for some time. For some older child restraints,
install LATCH-compatible child seats such that two seats
many child restraint manufacturers offer add-on tether
share a common lower anchorage.
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If you are installing LATCH-compatible child restraints
in adjacent rear seating positions, you can use the
LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt for the outboard
position, but you must use the vehicle’s seat belt at the
center position. If your child restraints are not LATCHcompatible, you can only install the child restraints using
the vehicle’s seat belts. For typical installation instructions, refer to “Installing the LATCH-Compatible Child
Restraint System”.
The rear seat lower anchorages are round bars, located at
the rear of the seat cushion where it meets the seatback,
and are just visible when you lean into the rear seat to
install the child restraint. You will easily feel them if you
run your finger along the intersection of the seatback and
seat cushion surfaces.
Installing the LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
System
We urge you to carefully follow the directions of the
manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all
child restraint systems will be installed as described here.
Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that
were provided with the child restraint system.
Latch Anchorages
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In addition, there are tether strap anchorages behind each means of adjusting the tension in the strap. Forwardrear seating position located on the back of the seat.
facing toddler restraints and some rear-facing infant
restraints will also be equipped with a tether strap, a
hook for attachment to the tether strap anchorage and a
means of adjusting the tension of the strap.
First, loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the
tether strap so that you can more easily attach the hooks
or connectors to the vehicle anchorages. Next, attach the
lower hooks or connectors over the top of the anchorage
bars, pushing aside the seat cover material. Then, locate
the tether anchorage directly behind the seat where you
are placing the child restraint and attach the tether strap
to the anchorage, being careful to route the tether strap to
provide the most direct path between the anchor and the
Tether Strap Mounting
child restraint. Finally, tighten all three straps as you
Many, but not all restraint systems will be equipped with push the child restraint rearward and downward into the
separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or seat, removing slack in the straps according to the child
connector for attachment to the lower anchorage and a restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
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WARNING!
Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or
child restraint. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly
when installing an infant or child restraint.
Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat
Belts
The passenger seat belts are equipped with either cinching latch plates or automatic locking retractors, which are
designed to keep the lap portion tight around the child
restraint so that it is not necessary to use a locking clip. If
the seat belt has a cinching latch plate, pulling up on the
shoulder portion of the lap/shoulder belt will tighten the
belt. The cinching latch plate will keep the belt tight;
however, any seat belt system will loosen with time, so
check the belt occasionally and pull it tight if necessary.
For seat belts having an Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR), pull the belt from the retractor until there is
enough allowance to pass it through the child restraint
and slide the latch plate into the buckle. Then, pull the
belt until it is fully extended from the retractor. Allow the
belt to return into the retractor, pulling on the excess
webbing to tighten the lap portion around the child
restraint. Refer to “Automatic Locking Mode”.
In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the
lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the
buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path opening
on the restraint. Disconnect the latch plate from the
buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt several times
to shorten it. Insert the latch plate into the buckle with the
release button facing out.
If the belt still can’t be tightened, or if pulling and
pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, you may need
to do something more. Disconnect the latch plate from
the buckle, turn the buckle around, and insert the latch
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plate into the buckle again. If you still can’t make the
child restraint secure, try a different seating position.
To attach a child restraint tether strap:
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Route the tether strap over the seatback and attach the
hook to the tether anchor located on the back of the seat.
For the outboard seating positions, route the tether over
the head rests, and attach the hook to the tether anchor
located on the back of the seat.
WARNING!
Always remove the subwoofer from the vehicle
whenever the tether anchors behind the subwoofer
are required for proper installation of a child restraining device. In the event of an accident, or under
severe vehicle maneuvers, leaving the subwoofer
unsecured in the vehicle could result in serious or
fatal injury to anyone in the vehicle.
Tether Strap Mounting
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WARNING!
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchor positions directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
Transporting Pets
Airbags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
a collision. Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in
pet harnesses or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
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 miles (500 km).
After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or
55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the
limits of local traffic laws, contributes to a good break-in.
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detrimental and should be avoided.
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For
the recommended viscosity and quality grades refer to
“Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”. NON-DETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERAL
OILS MUST NEVER BE USED.
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A new engine may consume some oil during its first few
thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be
considered a normal part of the break-in and not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
SAFETY TIPS
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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.
Transporting Passengers
NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
Exhaust Gas
AREA.
WARNING!
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.
(Continued)
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:
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Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in confined damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the comareas any longer than needed to move your vehicle in or plete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
out of the area.
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the engine
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
running, adjust your heating or cooling controls to force
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
outside air into the vehicle. Set the blower at high speed.
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate open,
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside the
make sure that all windows are closed and the climate
Vehicle
control BLOWER switch is set at high speed. DO NOT
Seat Belts
use the recirculation mode.
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
system.
Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt
or retractor condition, replace the belt.
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Airbag Warning Light
The light should come on and remain on for six to eight
seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned ON. If the light is not lit during starting, see your
authorized dealer. If the light stays on, flickers, or comes
on while driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
Defroster
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You should be able to
feel the air directed against the windshield. See your
authorized dealer for service if your defroster is
inoperable.
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
the Vehicle
Tires
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
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lodged in the tread. Inspect the tread and sidewall for
cuts and cracks. Check the wheel nuts for tightness.
Check the tires (including spare) for proper pressure.
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of exterior lights
while you work the controls. Check turn signal and high
beam indicator lights on the instrument panel.
Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid, or
brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause should be
located and corrected immediately.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
䡵 Uconnect™ phone — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 83
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
䡵 Voice Command — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
䡵 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
▫ Outside Mirrors Folding Feature . . . . . . . . . . 81
▫ Front Manual Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
▫ Driver’s Automatic Dimming Mirrors — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
▫ Front Seat Adjustment — Recline . . . . . . . . . . 84
▫ Power Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . . 83
▫ Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment . . . . . . . 85
▫ Eight-Way Driver’s Power Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
▫ Four-Way Passenger’s Power Seat — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
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▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
▫ Front Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 88
▫ Headlights And Parking Lights . . . . . . . . . . 100
▫ Rear Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 90
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . 101
▫ 60/40 Split Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
▫ Headlights On Automatically With Wipers . . 101
䡵 Driver Memory Seat — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 94
▫ Smartbeam™ — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
▫ Setting Memory Positions And Linking
Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter To
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . 103
▫ Memory Position Recall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
▫ To Disable a RKE Transmitter Linked To
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
▫ Easy Entry/Exit Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
䡵 To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
䡵 Lights
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
▫ Automatic Headlight Leveling — HID
Headlights Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
▫ Instrument Panel Dimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
▫ Battery Saver Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
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▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 䡵 Adjustable Pedals — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 114
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 䡵 Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped . . . . . 116
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
▫ Headlight Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
▫ To Set a Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
▫ Front Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
䡵 Windshield Wipers And Washers . . . . . . . . . . 109
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 䡵 Parksense威 Rear Park Assist — If Equipped . . . 119
▫ Windshield Washer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
▫ Parksense威 Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
▫ Mist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
▫ Parksense威 Warning Display . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
▫ Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped . . . . . . . 112
▫ Enable/Disable Parksense威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
䡵 Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . 113
▫ Service Parksense威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
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▫ Cleaning Parksense威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
▫ Using HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
▫ System Usage Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
▫ Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威
Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
䡵 Parkview威 Rear Back Up Camera — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
▫ Turning Parkview威 On Or Off — With
Navigation/Multimedia Radio . . . . . . . . . . . 126
▫ Turning Parkview威 On Or Off — Without
Navigation/Multimedia Radio . . . . . . . . . . . 127
䡵 Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
▫ Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
䡵 Garage Door Opener — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 128
▫ Programming HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ Gate Operator/Canadian Programming . . . . 132
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
䡵 Power Sunroof — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
▫ Pinch Protect Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
▫ Sunshade Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
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▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
▫ Rear Storage Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
▫ Retractable Cargo Area Cover —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
▫ Sunroof Fully Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
䡵 Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
䡵 Power Inverter — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
䡵 Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
䡵 Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
▫ Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
▫ Cargo Tie-Down Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
▫ Cargo Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
䡵 Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
▫ Rear Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
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MIRRORS
Automatic Dimming Mirror
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you. You can turn the feature on or
off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror. A light
next to the button will illuminate to indicate when the
dimming feature is activated.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
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Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirrors
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight
overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror.
WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger-side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger-side mirror could cause you to collide with
another vehicle or other objects. Use your inside
mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle
seen in the passenger-side mirror.
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Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
All outside mirrors are hinged and may be moved either
forward or rearward to resist damage. The hinges have
three detent positions; full forward, full rearward and
normal.
Driver’s Automatic Dimming Mirrors — If
Equipped
The driver and passenger outside mirrors will automatically adjust for glare from vehicles behind you. This
feature is controlled by the inside automatic dimming
mirror and can be turned on or off by pressing the button
at the base of the inside mirror. The mirrors will automatically adjust for headlight glare when the inside
mirror adjusts.
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Power Outside Mirrors
The power mirror switch is located on the driver’s door
trim panel next to the power door lock switch. A rotary
knob selects the left mirror, right mirror or off position.
After selecting a mirror, move the knob in the same
direction you want the mirror to move. Use the off
(center) position to guard against accidentally moving a
mirror position.
Power Mirror Switch
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
feature is activated whenever you turn on the rear
window defroster. Refer to “Rear Window Features” in
“Understanding the Features of Your Vehicle” for further
information.
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Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
To access an illuminated vanity mirror, flip down one of
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User
the sun visors.
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
Lift the cover to reveal the mirror. The light will turn on
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
automatically.
Refer to “Voice Command” in the Uconnect™ Phone
User Manual located on the DVD for further details.
SEATS
Seats are a primary part of the Occupant Restraint System
of the vehicle. They need to be used properly for safe
operation of the vehicle.
WARNING!
Lighted Vanity Mirror
• 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
Front Manual Seat Adjustment
Move the seat forward or rearward using the adjustment
bar. Lift up on the bar located on the front of the seat near
the floor. Using body pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be sure the seat adjusters have
latched.
WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
properly adjusted, and you could be injured. Adjust
any seat only while the vehicle is parked.
Front Seat Adjustment — Recline
To adjust the seatback, lift the lever located on the
outboard side of the seat, lean back and release the lever
at the desired position. To return the seatback, lift the
lever, lean forward and release the lever.
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the seat
belt is no longer resting against your chest. In a
collision, you could slide under the seat belt and be
seriously or even fatally injured. Use the recliner
only when the vehicle is parked.
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Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment
The manual lumbar support adjustment lever is located
on the right side of the driver’s seatback (all models) and
on the left side of the passenger’s seatback (if equipped).
Moving the lumbar control lever forward and rearward
will increase or decrease the lumbar support.
Eight-Way Driver’s Power Seat
The driver’s power seat switches are located on the
outboard side of the driver’s seat. The bottom switch
controls up/down, forward/rearward and tilt adjustment. The top switch controls the seatback recline adjustment.
Manual Lumbar Control
Power Seat Switches
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WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust
any seat only while the vehicle is parked.
Four-Way Passenger’s Power Seat — If Equipped
The front passenger’s power seat switches are located on
the outboard side of the passenger’s seat. The bottom
switch controls forward/rearward adjustment. The top
switch controls the seatback recline adjustment.
NOTE: The four-way seat does not have an up/down
adjustment.
CAUTION!
WARNING!
DO NOT place any article under a power seat or
impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to
the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited if
movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s
path.
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust
any seat only while the vehicle is parked.
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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.
Head Restraints
Head restraints can reduce the risk of injury in the event
of a rear impact. The head restraint should be adjusted so
the top of the head restraint is located above the top of
your ear. The head restraints have a locking button which
must be pushed in to lower the head restraint to all
positions. The restraints may be raised without pushing
in the button.
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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 always be checked prior to operating the
vehicle and never adjusted while the vehicle is in
motion. Always adjust the head restraints when the
vehicle is in PARK.
Front Heated Seats — If Equipped
The front driver and passenger seats are heated. The
controls for each heater are located near the bottom
center of the instrument panel (below the heater/air
conditioning controls). The heaters provide the same
average heat level for both the cushion and the seatback.
After turning the ignition ON, you can choose from High,
Low or Off heat settings. Amber indicator lights in each
switch indicate the level of heat in use. Two indicator
lights will illuminate for High, one for Low and none for
Off.
Press the switch once to select High-level heating. Press the switch a second time to select
Low-level heating. Press the switch a third time
to shut the heating elements Off.
When the High-level setting is selected, the heater will
provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes
of operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the
normal High-level. If the High-level setting is selected,
the system will automatically switch to Low-level after
approximately 30 minutes of continuous operation. At
that time, the number of illuminated LEDs changes from
two to one, indicating the change. The Low-level setting
will turn Off automatically after approximately 30 minutes.
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NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
within two to five minutes.
CAUTION!
WARNING!
Repeated overheating of the seat could damage the
heating element and/or degrade the material of the
seat.
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise
care when using the seat heater. It may cause burns
even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time.
• Do not place anything on the seat that insulates
against heat, such as a blanket or cushion. This
may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting in a
seat that has been overheated could cause serious
burns due to the increased surface temperature of
the seat.
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switch indicate the level of heat in use. Two indicator
Rear Heated Seats — If Equipped
On vehicles equipped with rear heated seats, the seats lights will illuminate for High, one for Low and none for
closest to the doors are heated. The controls for these Off.
seats are located on the rear of the center console.
Press the switch once to select High-level heating. Press the switch a second time to select
Low-level heating. Press the switch a third time
to shut the heating elements Off.
When the High-level setting is selected, the heater will
provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes
of operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the
normal High-level. If the High-level setting is selected,
the system will automatically switch to Low-level after
approximately 30 minutes of continuous operation. At
that time, the number of illuminated LEDs changes from
two to one, indicating the change. The Low-level setting
Rear Heated Seat Switches
will turn Off automatically after approximately 30 minAfter turning the ignition ON, you can choose from High, utes.
Low or Off heat settings. Amber indicator lights in each
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NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
within two to five minutes.
CAUTION!
WARNING!
Repeated overheating of the seat could damage the
heating element and/or degrade the material of the
seat.
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise
care when using the seat heater. It may cause burns
even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time.
• Do not place anything on the seat that insulates
against heat, such as a blanket or cushion. This
may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting in a
seat that has been overheated could cause serious
burns due to the increased surface temperature of
the seat.
60/40 Split Rear Seat
To Lower Rear Seat
Either side of the rear seat can be lowered to allow for
extended cargo space and still maintain some rear seating
room.
NOTE: Be sure that the front seats are fully upright and
positioned forward. This will allow the rear seatback to
fold down easily.
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1. Pull the release strap (toward the front of the vehicle)
to release.
Rear Seat Folded
To Raise Rear Seat
Rear Seat Release
Raise the rear seatback and lock it into place. If interferNOTE: Do not fold the rear seat down with the center ence from the cargo area prevents the seatback from fully
locking, you will have difficulty returning the seat to its
seat belt buckled.
proper position.
2. Fold the rear seat completely forward.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
• Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback is not securely locked into
position the seat will not provide the proper
stability for child seats and/or passengers. An
improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
• The cargo area in the rear of the vehicle (with the
rear seatbacks in the locked-up or folded down
position) should not be used as a play area by
children when the vehicle is in motion. They could
be seriously injured in an accident. Children
should be seated and using the proper restraint
system.
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Storage (Rear Seat Armrest) — If Equipped
The rear seat may be equipped with a center storage
armrest.
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Rear Seat Armrest
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Press the latch and lift the top of the armrest to access the pedals and radio station preset settings. Your Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters can also be prostorage bin.
grammed to recall the same positions when the UNLOCK button is pressed.
Armrest Storage Latch
DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED
Once programmed, the memory buttons 1 and 2 on the
driver’s door panel can be used to recall the driver’s seat,
driver’s outside mirror, adjustable brake and accelerator
Driver Memory Switches
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Your vehicle is equipped with two RKE transmitters. One
or both RKE transmitters can be linked to either memory
position. The memory system can accommodate up to
four RKE transmitters, each one linked to either of the
two memory positions.
Setting Memory Positions and Linking Remote
Keyless Entry Transmitter to Memory
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3. Adjust the driver’s seat, recliner, and driver’s sideview
mirror to the desired positions.
4. Adjust the brake and accelerator pedals to the desired
positions.
5. Turn on the radio and set the radio station presets (up
to 12 AM and 12 FM stations can be set).
6. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and
NOTE: Each time the S (SET) button and a numbered
remove the key.
button 1 or 2 are pressed, you erase the memory settings
7. Press and release the S (SET) button located on the
for that button and store a new one.
driver’s door.
1. Insert the ignition key, and turn the ignition switch to
8. Within five seconds, press and release MEMORY
the ON position.
2. Press the driver door MEMORY button number 1 if button 1 or 2 on the driver’s door. The next step must be
you are setting the memory for driver 1, or button performed within five seconds if you desire to also use a
number 2 if you are setting the memory for driver 2. The RKE transmitter to recall memory positions.
system will recall any stored settings. Wait for the system 9. Press and release the LOCK button on one of the RKE
to complete the memory recall before continuing to transmitters.
Step 3.
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10. Insert the ignition key, and turn the ignition switch to To recall the memory settings for driver one, press
MEMORY button number 1 on the driver’s door, or the
the ON position.
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter linked to
11. Select ⬙Remote Linked to Memory⬙ in the Electronic
memory position 1.
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) and enter ⬙Yes⬙. Refer
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/ To recall the memory setting for driver two, press
Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding MEMORY button number 2 on the driver’s door, or the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter linked to
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
memory position 2.
12. Repeat the above steps to set the next memory
position, using the other numbered memory button, or to A recall can be cancelled by pressing any of the
MEMORY buttons on the drivers door during a recall (S,
link another RKE transmitter to memory.
1, or 2). When a recall is cancelled, the driver’s seat,
Memory Position Recall
driver’s mirror and the pedals stop moving. A delay of
NOTE: The vehicle must be in PARK to recall memory one second will occur before another recall can be
positions. If a recall is attempted when the vehicle is not selected.
in PARK, a message will be displayed in the Electronic
To Disable a RKE Transmitter Linked to Memory
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC).
1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position, and
remove the key.
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2. Press and release MEMORY button number 1. The
system will recall any memory settings stored in position
1. Wait for the system to complete the memory recall
before continuing to Step 3.
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Easy Entry/Exit Seat
This feature provides automatic driver’s seat positioning
which will enhance driver mobility out of and into the
vehicle.
3. Press and release the memory S (SET) button located There are two possible Easy Entry/Exit adjustments
on the driver’s door.
available:
4. Within five seconds, press and release MEMORY • The seat cushion will move rearward approximately
button 1 on the driver’s door.
2.5 in (60 mm), if the starting position of the seat is
greater than or equal to 2.67 in (68 mm) forward of the
5. Within five seconds, press and release the UNLOCK
rear seat stop when the key is removed from the
button on the RKE transmitter.
ignition switch. The seat will then move forward
To disable another RKE transmitter linked to either
approximately 2.5 in (60 mm) when the key is placed
memory position, repeat steps 1 through 5 for each RKE
into the ignition and turned out of the LOCK position.
transmitter.
NOTE: Once programmed, all RKE transmitters linked • The seat will move to the position located 0.3 in
(8 mm) forward of the rear stop if the starting position
to memory can be easily enabled or disabled at one time.
is between 0.9 to 2.67 in (23 to 68 mm) forward of the
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
rear stop when the key is removed from the ignition
Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding
switch. The seat will move forward to the memory/
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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driving position when the key is placed into the TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
ignition, and turned out of the LOCK position toward Two latches must be released to open the hood.
the ACC/ON position.
1. Pull the release lever inside your vehicle located below
The Easy Entry/Exit feature will be automatically dis- the instrument panel and in front of the driver’s door.
abled if the seat is already positioned closer than 0.9 in
(23 mm) forward of the rear stop. At this position, there
is no benefit to the driver by moving the seat for Easy
Exit/Entry.
Each stored memory setting will have an associated Easy
Entry/Exit position.
NOTE: The Easy Entry/Exit feature is not enabled
when the vehicle is delivered from the factory. The Easy
Entry/Exit feature is enabled (or later disabled) through
the programmable features in the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable
Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
Hood Release Handle
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2. Reach under the hood, move safety latch to the left
and lift the hood.
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CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Use a firm downward push at the center of
the hood to ensure that both latches engage.
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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.
Safety Latch Location
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LIGHTS
Headlights and Parking Lights
Turn the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent
Multifunction Lever
for parking light operation. Turn to the second detent for
The multifunction lever controls the operation of the
headlight operation. Turn to the third detent for Autoheadlights, turn signals, headlight beam selection, instrumatic Headlight operation (if equipped).
ment panel light dimming, passing light, interior courtesy/
dome lights and optional fog lights. The multifunction
lever is located on the left side of the steering wheel.
Headlight Switch
Multifunction Lever
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This system performs two functions. With the engine
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
Turn the end of the multifunction lever to the third detent running and the multifunction lever in the AUTO posi(AUTO) to activate the Automatic Headlight system.
tion, the headlights will turn on and off based on the
surrounding light levels.
Headlights On Automatically With Wipers
If your vehicle is equipped with Automatic Headlights, it
also has this customer-programmable feature. When
your headlights are in the automatic mode and the
engine is running, they will automatically turn on when
the wiper system is on. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable
Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
Multifunction Lever
If your vehicle is equipped with a “Rain Sensitive Wiper
System” and it is activated, the headlights will automatically turn on after the wipers complete five wipe cycles
within approximately one minute, and they will turn off
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
approximately four minutes after the wipers completely To Activate
stop. Refer to “Windshield Wipers and Washers” in this
1. Select “Auto High Beams.” Refer to “Electronic Vesection for further information.
hicle
Information
Center
(EVIC)/CustomerNOTE: When your headlights come on during the Programmable Features” in “Understanding Your Instrudaytime, the instrument panel lights will automatically ment Panel” for further information.
dim to the lower nighttime intensity. Refer to “Lights” in
2. Turn the end of the multifunction lever to the AUTO
this section for further information.
headlight position.
SmartBeam™ — If Equipped
3. Push the multifunction lever away from you (toward
The SmartBeam™ system provides increased forward
front of vehicle) to engage the high beam mode.
lighting at night by automating high beam control
through the use of a digital camera mounted on the NOTE: This system will not activate until the vehicle is
inside rearview mirror. This camera detects vehicle spe- at or above 20 mph (32 km/h).
cific light and automatically switches from high beams to
To Deactivate
low beams until the approaching vehicle is out of view.
1. Pull back on the multifunction lever to manually
NOTE: If the windshield or SmartBeam™ mirror is
deactivate the system (normal operation of low beams).
replaced, the SmartBeam™ mirror must be re-aimed to
ensure proper performance. See your local authorized 2. Push back on the multifunction lever once again to
reactivate the system.
dealer.
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NOTE: Broken, muddy, or obstructed headlights and
taillights of vehicles in the field of view will cause
headlights to remain on longer (closer to the vehicle).
Also, dirt, film, and other obstructions (sticker, toll box,
etc.) on the windshield or camera lens will cause the
system to function improperly.
Automatic Headlight Leveling — HID Headlights
Only
This feature prevents the headlights from interfering
with the vision of oncoming drivers. Headlight leveling
automatically adjusts the height of the headlight beam in
reaction to changes in vehicle pitch.
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
The high beam headlights come on at a low intensity
level whenever the engine is running, and the transmission is not in the PARK position. The lights will remain
on until the ignition switch is turned to LOCK/ACC or
the parking brake is engaged. The headlight switch must
be used for normal nighttime driving.
Instrument Panel Dimmer
Rotate the center potion of the lever to the extreme
bottom position to fully dim the instrument panel lights
and prevent the interior lights from illuminating when a
door is opened.
Rotate the center portion of the lever up to increase the
brightness of the instrument panel lights when the parking lights or headlights are on.
Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the next
detent position to brighten the odometer and radio when
the parking lights or headlights are on.
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Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the last Battery Saver Feature
If the multifunction lever is left in the interior light
detent to turn on the interior lighting.
position, parking light position, or the headlight position
when the ignition switch is moved to the LOCK position,
the battery saver feature will automatically turn off the
exterior and interior lights after eight minutes. Normal
operation will resume when the ignition is turned ON or
when the headlight switch is turned to another position.
Lights-On Reminder
If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
switch has been turned to LOCK/ACC, a chime will
sound when the driver’s door is opened.
Dimmer Control
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NOTE:
Fog Lights — If Equipped
The fog light switch is located in the multifunction • Turning on the high beam headlights turns off the fog
lever. To activate the fog lights, turn on the park/
lights.
turn lights, low beam headlights or the Automatic
• A front fog light is a lighting device that provides
Headlights and pull out the end of the multifunction
illumination in front of the vehicle under conditions of
lever. A light in the instrument cluster shows when the
fog, rain, snow, or dust. The front fog lights supplefog lights are on.
ment the low beams of a standard headlight system.
• Proper aim and adjustment of the front fog lights
should be made to prevent excessive glare for other
drivers.
Front Fog Light Control
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light bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is
Turn Signals
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show defective.
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
Lane Change Assist
Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond
the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash
three times then automatically turn off.
High/Low Beam Switch
Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch
the headlights to high beam. Pull the multifunction lever
toward you to switch the headlights back to low beam.
Turn Signal Control
NOTE: If either light remains on and does not flash, or
there is a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside
Flash-to-Pass
You can signal another vehicle by lightly pulling the
multifunction lever toward the steering wheel. This will
turn on the high beam headlights until the lever is
released.
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Headlight Time Delay
This feature delays turning off the headlights for 30, 60 or
90 seconds after the ignition switch is turned OFF. To
activate the headlight delay, the multifunction lever must
be rotated to the “Off” position after the ignition switch
is turned to LOCK/ACC. Only the headlights will illuminate during this time. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable
Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
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Interior Lights
The interior lighting consists of courtesy lights (below the
instrument panel), an overhead console light (which
contains both driver and passenger reading lights), reading lights (located above the rear doors), and a rear cargo
light. Opening a door, pressing the UNLOCK button on
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or turning
the center of the multifunction lever to the extreme up
position, will activate all interior courtesy lights.
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Front Map/Reading Lights
These lights are mounted in the overhead console. Each
light can be turned on by pressing the recessed area of the
lens. To turn these lights off, press the recessed area of the
lens a second time. There are also reading lights located
above the rear doors. Each light can be turned on by
pressing the front recessed area of the lens. To turn these
lights off, press the recessed area of the lens a second
time.
Front Map/Reading Lights
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
The windshield wiper/washer control lever is located on
the right side of the steering column. The front wipers are
operated by rotating a switch, located on the end of the
lever. For information on the rear wiper/washer, refer to
“Rear Window Features” in “Understanding the Features
of Your Vehicle”.
Windshield Wiper/Washer Switch
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Windshield Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the LO position for
low-speed wiper operation.
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the HI position for
high-speed wiper operation.
Front Wiper Control
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CAUTION!
Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents
the windshield wiper blades from returning to the
“park” position. If the windshield wiper switch is
turned off, and the blades cannot return to the “park”
position, damage to the wiper motor may occur.
Intermittent Wiper System
Use one of the five intermittent wiper speeds when
weather conditions make a single wiping cycle, with a
variable pause between cycles, desirable. Turn the end of
Front Wiper Control
the lever to one of the five delay positions for the desired
delay interval. The delay can be regulated from a maxi- NOTE: The wiper delay times depend on vehicle speed.
mum of approximately 18 seconds between cycles, to a If the vehicle is moving less than 10 mph (16 km/h),
delay times will be doubled.
cycle every 1/2 second.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Windshield Washer Operation
To use the washer, pull the lever toward you and hold
while spray is desired. If the lever is pulled while in the
delay range, the wiper will operate for several wipe
cycles after the lever is released, and then resume the
intermittent interval previously selected.
Mist
Use the Mist feature when weather conditions make
occasional usage of the wipers necessary. Pull down and
release the control lever for a single wiping cycle.
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If the lever is pulled while in the off position, the wipers
will operate for several wipe cycles, then turn off.
WARNING!
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to an accident. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
windshield with the defroster before and during
windshield washer use.
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Mist Control
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Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
• The Rain Sensing feature may not function properly when
This feature senses moisture on the windshield and
ice, or dried salt water is present on the windshield.
automatically activates the wipers for the driver. The • Use of Rain-X威 or products containing wax or silicone
feature is especially useful for road splash or overspray
may reduce Rain Sensing performance.
from the windshield washers of the vehicle ahead. Rotate
the end of the multifunction lever to one of five settings • A customer programmable feature in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) allows the Rain
to activate this feature.
Sensing feature to be turned off. Refer to “Electronic
The sensitivity of the system can be adjusted with the
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings
multifunction lever. Wiper delay position 1 is the least
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understandsensitive, and wiper delay position 5 is the most sensiing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
tive. Setting 3 should be used for normal rain conditions.
Settings 1 and 2 can be used if the driver desires less The Rain Sensing system has protection features for the
wiper sensitivity. Settings 4 and 5 can be used if the wiper blades and arms, and will not operate under the
driver desires more sensitivity. Place the wiper switch in following conditions:
the OFF position when not using the system.
• Low Ambient Temperature — When the ignition is
first turned ON, the Rain Sensing system will not
NOTE:
operate until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle speed
• The Rain Sensing feature will not operate when the
is greater than 0 mph (0 km/h), or the outside temwiper switch is in the low or high-speed position.
perature is greater than 32°F (0°C).
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• Transmission in NEUTRAL Position — When the
ignition is ON, and the transmission is in the NEUTRAL position, the Rain Sensing system will not
operate until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle speed
is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), or the shift lever is
moved out of the NEUTRAL position.
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or
shorten the steering column. The tilt/telescoping control
handle is located below the steering wheel at the end of
the steering column.
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Tilt/Telescoping Control Handle
To unlock the steering column, push the control handle
downward (toward the floor). To tilt the steering column,
move the steering wheel upward or downward as desired. To lengthen or shorten the steering column, pull
the steering wheel outward or push it inward as desired.
To lock the steering column in position, push the control
handle upward until fully engaged.
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WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Be sure the
steering column is locked before driving your vehicle. Failure to follow this warning may result in
serious injury or death.
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED
This feature allows both the brake and accelerator pedals
to move toward or away from the driver to provide
improved position with the steering wheel. The adjustable pedal system is designed to allow a greater range of
driver comfort for steering wheel tilt and seat position.
The position of the brake and accelerator pedals can be
adjusted without compromising safety or comfort in
actuating the pedals.
Adjustable Pedal Switch
Press the bottom of the switch to move the pedals
forward (away from the driver).
Press the top of the switch to move the pedals rearward
(toward the driver).
• The pedals can be adjusted with the ignition OFF.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
• The pedals can be adjusted while driving.
• The pedals cannot be adjusted when the vehicle is in
REVERSE (R) or when the Electronic Speed Control is
on. A message will be displayed in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) if the pedals are
attempted to be adjusted when the system is locked
out (“Adjustable Pedal Disabled — Cruise Control
Set” or “Adjustable Pedal Disabled — Shifter In Reverse”). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
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CAUTION!
Do not place any article under the adjustable pedal’s
or impede its ability to move as it may cause damage
to the pedal controls. Pedal travel may become limited if movement is stopped by an obstruction in the
adjustable pedal’s path.
WARNING!
Do not adjust the pedals while the vehicle is moving.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
adjust the pedals while the vehicle is parked.
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NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Electronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut
down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated
simultaneously. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Control System can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic
The Electronic Speed Control lever is located on the right
Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired
side of the steering wheel.
vehicle set speed.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
When engaged, Electronic Speed Control takes over
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h).
To Activate
Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator Light in
the instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system
OFF, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The Cruise
Indicator Light will turn off. The system should be
turned OFF when not in use.
Electronic Speed Control Lever
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WARNING!
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control System on
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the system OFF when you are not using it.
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the set speed memory. Pressing the ON/OFF button or
turning off the ignition switch erases the set speed
memory.
To Resume Speed
To resume a previously set speed, push the RESUME
ACCEL lever up and release. Resume can be used at any
speed above 25 mph (40 km/h).
To Vary the Speed Setting
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can increase speed by pushing up and holding the RESUME
ACCEL lever. If the lever is continually held in the
RESUME ACCEL position, the set speed will continue to
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady
increase until the lever is released, then the new set speed
speed and on level ground before pressing the SET lever.
will be established.
To Deactivate
Tapping RESUME ACCEL once will result in a 1 mph
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pulling the lever toward
(2 km/h) speed increase. Each time the lever is tapped
you, or normal brake pressure while slowing the vehicle
the vehicle speed increases, so that tapping the lever
will deactivate Electronic Speed Control without erasing
three times will increase speed by 3 mph (5 km/h).
To Set a Desired Speed
When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, press
down on the lever and release. Release the accelerator
and the vehicle will operate at the selected speed.
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To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is
set, push down and hold the SET DECEL lever. If the
lever is continually held in the SET DECEL position, the
set speed will continue to decrease until the lever is
released. Release the lever when the desired speed is
reached, and the new set speed will be established.
Tapping the SET DECEL lever once will result in a 1 mph
(2 km/h) speed decrease. Each time the lever is tapped,
vehicle speed decreases.
To Accelerate for Passing
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the
vehicle set speed.
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control System maintains
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on
moderate hills is normal.
On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed
Control.
WARNING!
Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the
system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you
could lose control. An accident could be the result.
Do not use Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic
or on roads that are winding, icy, snow-covered or
slippery.
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PARKSENSE姞 REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
EQUIPPED
ParkSense威 provides visible and audible indications of
the distance between the rear fascia and the detected
obstacle when backing up. Refer to the Warning Section
and Note Section for limitations of this system and
recommendations.
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ParkSense姞 Sensors
The four ParkSense威 sensors, located in the rear fascia,
monitor the area behind the vehicle that is within the
sensors’ field of view.
The sensors can detect obstacles from approximately 12
to 59 in (30 to 150 cm) from the rear fascia in the
horizontal direction, depending on the location and
ParkSense威 will remember the last system state (enabled orientation of the obstacle and the type of obstacle.
or disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition
is changed to the ON 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 be active until the vehicle speed
is increased to approximately 11 mph (18 km/h) or
above. The system will be active again if the vehicle
speed is decreased to speeds less than approximately
10 mph (16 km/h).
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ParkSense姞 Warning Display
The ParkSense威 warning display, located in the headliner
near the flipper glass, provides both visible and audible
warnings to indicate the distance between the rear fascia
and the detected obstacle.
When the ignition is turned to the ON position, the
warning display will turn ON all of its LEDs for about
one second. Each side of the warning display has six
yellow and two red LEDs. The vehicle is close to the
obstacle when the red LED is ON.
The system dimly illuminates the two outer most yellow
LEDs when it is ON and detecting no obstacles. The
following chart shows the warning display operation
when the system is detecting an obstacle:
ParkSense威 Display
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WARNING DISPLAY DISTANCES
DISPLAY LED
1st LED
2nd LED
3rd LED
4th LED
5th LED
6th LED
7th LED
8th LED
OBSTACLE DISTANCE FROM:
REAR CORNERS
REAR CENTER
59 in (150 cm)
51 in (130 cm)
45 in (115 cm)
31.5 in (80 cm)
39 in (100 cm)
25.5 in (65 cm)
33.5 in (85 cm)
20 in (50 cm)
28 in (70 cm)
16 in (40 cm)
20 in (50 cm)
6 in (15 cm)
12 in (30 cm)
NOTE: The Rear Park Assist system will MUTE the
radio, if on, when the system is sounding an audio tone.
Enable/Disable ParkSense姞
ParkSense威 can be enabled and disabled with a switch
located on the upper switch bank of the instrument
panel.
LED COLOR
AUDIBLE SIGNAL
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Red
Red
Yes, Half Second
None
None
None
None
None
Yes, Intermittent
Yes, Continuous
Press the switch once to turn ParkSense威 on,
push the switch a second time to turn ParkSense威 off.
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When the switch is pressed to disable the system, the
instrument cluster will display the “PARK ASSIST DISABLED” message. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information. When the shift lever is
changed to REVERSE and the system is disabled, the
instrument cluster will actuate a single chime, once per
ignition cycle, and it will display the message.
information. If “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” appears in the EVIC after making sure the rear fascia/
bumper is clean and free of snow, ice, mud, or other
debris, see your authorized dealer.
Cleaning ParkSense姞
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 damThe ParkSense威 switch LED will be ON when the system age the sensors.
is disabled or defective. The ParkSense威 switch LED will
System Usage Precautions
be OFF when the system is enabled.
NOTE:
Service ParkSense姞
• Ensure that the rear bumper is free of dirt and debris
When ParkSense威 is defective, the instrument cluster will
to keep ParkSense威 operating properly.
actuate a single chime, once per ignition cycle, and it will
display the “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message. • Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
affect the performance of ParkSense威.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
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• When you turn ParkSense威 off, the instrument cluster • Clean the ParkSense威 sensors regularly, taking care
will display “PARK ASSIST DISABLED.” Furthernot to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not
more, once you turn ParkSense威 off, it remains off
be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt, or debris.
until you turn it on again, even if you cycle the ignition
Failure to do so can result in the system not working
key.
properly. ParkSense威 might not detect an obstacle
behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide a false
• When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
indication that an obstacle is behind the fascia/
position and ParkSense威 is turned off, the instrument
bumper.
cluster will display “PARK ASSIST DISABLED” mes• Objects must not be within 12 in (30 cm) from the rear
sage for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
fascia/bumper while driving the vehicle. Failure to do
• ParkSense威, when on, will MUTE the radio when it is
so can result in the system misinterpreting a close
sounding a tone.
object as a sensor problem, causing the “SERVICE
• If a ParkSense威 system malfunction occurs, a single
PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message to be displayed in
chime will sound once per ignition cycle. In addition,
the instrument cluster.
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will
display “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM”. If this
occurs making sure the rear fascia/bumper is free
from snow, ice, mud, dirt and debris, see your authorized dealer.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
• ParkSense威 is only a parking aid and it is unable
to recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles. Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not detected at all. Obstacles located
above or below the sensors will not be detected
when they are in close proximity.
• The vehicle must be driven slowly when using
ParkSense威 to be able to stop in time when the
obstacle is detected. It is recommended that the
driver looks over his/her shoulder when using
ParkSense威.
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even
when using the ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist System. Always check carefully behind your vehicle,
look behind you, and be sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, and
blind spots before backing up. You are responsible
for safety and must continue to pay attention to
your surroundings. Failure to do so can result in
serious injury or death.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Before using the ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist
System, it is strongly recommended that the ball
mount and hitch ball assembly is disconnected
from the vehicle when the vehicle is not used for
towing. Failure to do so can result in injury or
damage to vehicles or obstacles because the hitch
ball will be much closer to the obstacle than the
rear fascia when the warning display turns on the
single flashing arc and sounds the continuous
tone. Also, the ParkSense威 sensors could detect
the ball mount and hitch ball assembly, depending
on its size and shape, giving a false indication that
an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
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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 of your vehicle whenever the shift lever
is put into REVERSE. The image will be displayed on the
Navigation/Multimedia radio display screen. The ParkView威 camera is located on the rear liftgate.
WARNING!
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.
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CAUTION!
• 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 anything else builds up on
the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with water, and dry
with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.
Turning ParkView姞 On or Off — With
Navigation/Multimedia Radio
1. Press the “menu” hard key.
2. Select “system setup” soft key.
3. Press the “camera setup” soft key.
4. Enable or disable the rear camera feature by selecting
“enable rear camera in reverse” soft key.
5. Press the “save” soft key.
6. When the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE, an image of
the rear of the vehicle will appear with a caution note to
⬙check entire surroundings⬙ displayed across the top of
the screen. After five seconds this note will disappear.
7. When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE, the rear
camera mode is exited and the navigation or audio screen
appears again.
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Turning ParkView姞 On or Off — Without
Navigation/Multimedia Radio
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(HomeLink威) and power sunroof switches may also be
included, if equipped.
1. Press the “menu” hard key.
2. Select “system setup” soft key.
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3. Enable or disable the rear camera feature by selecting
“enable rear camera in reverse” soft key.
4. When the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE, an image of
the rear of the vehicle will appear with a caution note to
“check entire surroundings” displayed across the top of
the screen. After five seconds this note will disappear.
5. When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE, the rear
camera mode is exited and the audio screen appears
again.
Overhead Console
Courtesy/Reading Lights
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
At the forward end of the console are two courtesy/
The overhead console contains courtesy/reading lights, reading lights.
storage for sunglasses. Universal Garage Door Opener
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Press the lens to turn these lights on. Press a second time systems. The HomeLink威 unit operates off your vehicle’s
battery.
to turn the lights off.
The lights also turn on when a front door or rear door is The HomeLink威 buttons are located in the overhead
opened. The lights will also turn on when the UNLOCK console and contain one, two or three dots/lines desigbutton on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is nating the different HomeLink威 channels.
pressed.
Sunglasses Storage
At the rear of the console a compartment is provided for
the storage of a pair of sunglasses.
The storage compartment access is a “push/push” design. Push the finger depression on the overhead console
to open. Push the finger depression to close.
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLink威 replaces up to three remote controls (handheld transmitters) that operate devices such as garage
door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security
HomeLink威 Buttons
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NOTE: HomeLink威 is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
WARNING!
• Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are training the Universal Transceiver.
Do not train the transceiver if people, pets or other
objects are in the path of the door or gate. Only use
this transceiver with a garage door opener that has
a “stop and reverse” feature as required by federal
safety standards. This includes most garage door
opener models manufactured after 1982. Do not
use a garage door opener without these safety
features. Call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the
Internet at www.HomeLink.com for safety information or assistance.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run your vehicle in the garage
while training the transceiver. Exhaust gas can
cause serious injury or death.
Programming HomeLink姞
Before You Begin
If you have not trained any of the HomeLink威 buttons,
erase all channels before you begin training.
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for up
to 20 seconds. The EVIC will display “CLEARING
CHANNELS.” Release the buttons when the EVIC message states “CHANNELS CLEARED.”
It is recommended that a new battery be placed in the
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HomeLink威 for more efficient training and accurate If the EVIC display states “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat
transmission of the radio-frequency signal.
Step 3. If the signal is too weak, replace the battery in the
handheld transmitter.
Your vehicle should be parked outside of the garage
It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The
while training.
garage door may open and close while you train.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: Some gate operators and garage door openers
2. Place the handheld transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
may require you to replace Step 3 with procedures noted
from the HomeLink威 buttons while keeping the EVIC
in the “Gate Operator/Canadian Programming” section.
display in view.
4. Press and hold the just-trained HomeLink威 button. If
For optimal training, point the battery end of the handthe channel has been trained, the EVIC display will now
held transmitter away from the HomeLink威.
state “CHANNEL # TRANSMIT.”
3. Simultaneously, press and hold both the chosen
If the EVIC display still states “CHANNEL # TRAINHomeLink威 button and the handheld transmitter button
ING” repeat Step 3.
until the EVIC display changes from “CHANNEL #
TRAINING” to “CHANNEL # TRAINED.”
Then release both the HomeLink威 and handheld transmitter buttons.
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NOTE: After training a HomeLink威 channel, if the
garage door does not operate with HomeLink威 and the
garage door opener was manufactured after 1995, the
garage door opener may have rolling code. If so, proceed
to the heading “Programming A Rolling Code System.”
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5. PROGRAMMING A ROLLING CODE SYSTEM
At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), locate
the “Learn” or “Training” button.
This can usually be found where the hanging antenna
wire is attached to the garage door opener motor (it is
NOT the button normally used to open and close the
door).
1 — Garage Door Opener
2 — Training Button
6. Firmly press and release the LEARN or TRAINING
button. The name and color of the button may vary by
manufacturer.
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
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7. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed Similar to this Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are
HomeLink威 button twice (holding the button for two designed to “time-out” in the same manner.
seconds each time). If the device is plugged in and
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
activates, programming is complete.
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
If the device does not activate, press the button a third door or gate motor.
time (for two seconds) to complete the training.
If you are having difficulties programming a garage door
If you have any problems or require assistance, please opener or a gate operator, replace “Programming
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at HomeLink” Step 3 with the following:
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink威 button,
To program the remaining two HomeLink威 buttons, while you press and release (“cycle”), your handheld
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT transmitter every two seconds until HomeLink威 has
successfully accepted the frequency signal. The EVIC
erase the channels.
display will change from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
“CHANNEL # TRAINED.”
Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signals to “time-out” (or quit) after several seconds of If you unplugged the device for training, plug it back in
transmission – which may not be long enough for at this time.
HomeLink威 to pick up the signal during programming.
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Then proceed with Step 4 under “Programming 3. Without releasing the button, proceed with Programming HomeLink威 Step 2 and follow all remaining steps.
HomeLink威” earlier in this section.
Using HomeLink姞
To operate, press and release the programmed
HomeLink威 button. Activation will now occur for the
trained device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operator,
security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting,
etc.,). The handheld transmitter of the device may also be
used at any time.
Security
It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
in your vehicle.
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for
20 seconds until the EVIC message states “CHANNELS
CLEARED.” Note that all channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be erased.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink姞 Button
The HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver is disabled when
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
follow these steps:
Troubleshooting Tips
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink威, here
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button for are some of the most common solutions:
20 seconds until the EVIC display states “CHANNEL #
• Replace the battery in the original transmitter.
TRAINING.” Do not release the button.
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• Press the LEARN button on the garage door opener to 2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired
complete the training for rolling code.
operation.
• Did you unplug the device for training and remember
NOTE: The transmitter has been tested and it complies
to plug it back in?
with FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not
If you are having any problems or require assistance,
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliplease call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
ance could void the user’s authority to operate the
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
device.
General Information
The term “IC:” before the certification/registration numThis device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
ber only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifiCanada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
cations were met.
two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
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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
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WARNING!
• Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in
the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the
power sunroof while operating the power sunroof
switch. Such entrapment may result in serious
injury or death.
• In an accident, there is a greater risk of being
thrown from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You
could also be seriously injured or killed. Always
fasten your seat belt properly and make sure all
passengers are properly secured too.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof. Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or
any object to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
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Opening Sunroof — Express
Press the switch rearward and release, and the sunroof
will open automatically from any position. The sunroof
will open fully, then stop automatically. This is called
“Express Open”. During Express Open operation, any
movement of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
Closing Sunroof — Express
Press the switch forward and release, and the sunroof
will close automatically from any position. The sunroof
will close fully and stop automatically. This is called
“Express Close”. During Express Close operation, any
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
Pinch Protect Override
If a known obstruction (ice, debris, etc.) prevents closing
the sunroof, press the switch forward and hold for two
seconds after the reversal occurs. This allows the sunroof
to move toward the closed position.
NOTE: Pinch protection is disabled while the switch is
pressed.
Venting Sunroof — Express
Press and release the “Vent” button, and the sunroof will
open to the vent position. This is called “Express Vent”,
and will occur regardless of sunroof position. During
Express Vent operation, any movement of the switch will
stop the sunroof.
Pinch Protect Feature
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
Sunshade Operation
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obThe sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
struction is detected, the sunroof will automatically resunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
tract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, press
the switch forward and release to Express Close.
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NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is Ignition OFF Operation
The power sunroof switches remain active for up apopen.
proximately ten minutes after the ignition switch has
Wind Buffeting
been turned OFF. Opening either front door will cancel
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
this feature.
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the Sunroof Fully Closed
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain Press the switch forward and release to ensure that the
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occur- sunroof is fully closed.
rence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs Your vehicle is equipped with 12 Volt (13 Amp) power
with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to outlets that can be used to power cellular phones, small
electronics and other low powered electrical accessories.
minimize the buffeting or open any window.
The power outlets are labeled with either a “key” or a
Sunroof Maintenance
“battery” symbol to indicate how the outlet is powered.
Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean Power outlets labeled with a “key” are powered when
the glass panel.
the ignition switch is in the ON or ACC position, while
the outlets labeled with a “battery” are connected directly
to the battery and powered at all times.
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NOTE:
• All accessories connected to the “battery” powered
outlets should be removed or turned off when the
vehicle is not in use to protect the battery against
discharge.
• To ensure proper operation a MOPAR威 knob and
element must be used.
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts (13
Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watt (13 Amp) power
rating is exceeded the fuse protecting the system will
need to be replaced.
Front Power Outlets
The front power outlets are located to the left and right of
The power outlet located on the left side of the tray can
the convenience tray (lower center of instrument panel).
be used to power a conventional cigar lighter.
Pull lightly on the tab of the plastic cover to access these
The rear power outlet (if equipped) is located in the left
power outlets.
rear cargo area.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
CAUTION!
Rear Power Outlet
WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Only devices designed for use in this type of
outlet should be inserted into any 12 Volt outlet.
(Continued)
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life
and/or prevent the engine from starting.
(Continued)
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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
generator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
There is a 115 Volt, 150 Watt inverter outlet located on the
back of the center console to convert DC current to AC
current. This outlet can power cellular phones, electronics and other low power devices requiring power up to
150 Watts. Certain high-end video games, such as Playstation3 and XBox360 will exceed this power limit, as will
most power tools.
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The power inverter is designed with built-in overload
protection. If the power rating of 150 Watts is exceeded,
the power inverter will automatically shut down. Once
the electrical device has been removed from the outlet the
inverter should automatically reset. If the power rating
exceeds approximately 170 Watts, the power inverter
may have to be reset manually. To reset the inverter
manually press the power inverter button OFF and ON.
To avoid overloading the circuit, check the power ratings
on electrical devices prior to using the inverter.
Power Inverter
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Press the power inverter switch (located on the upper NOTE: When the power inverter switch is pressed,
switch bank) to turn the power on to the outlet. Press the there will be a delay of approximately one second before
switch again to turn the power off.
the inverter status indicator turns ON. The status indicator of the AC power inverter indicates whether the
inverter is producing AC power.
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.
Power Inverter Switch
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CUPHOLDERS
There are two cupholders for the front seat passengers
located in the center console.
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Rear Cupholders
CARGO AREA FEATURES
Cargo Light
The cargo area light is activated by opening the liftgate,
The rear passengers have access to two cupholders that opening any door, or by rotating the dimmer control on
pull out from the lower center of the rear seat.
the multifunction lever to the extreme top position. If all
doors are closed and only the liftgate is open, pushing on
Front Cupholders
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the cargo light lens surface will turn off all interior lights. Retractable Cargo Area Cover — If Equipped
Push on the lens surface a second time to restore the
NOTE: The purpose of this cover is for privacy, not to
interior lights to normal operation.
secure loads. It will not prevent cargo from shifting or
Rear Storage Compartment
protect passengers from loose cargo.
The rear storage compartment is located on the driver’s
To cover the cargo area:
side behind the second row seat.
1. Grasp the cover at the center handle. Pull it over the
cargo area.
2. Insert the pins on the ends of the cover into the slots in
the pillar trim cover.
3. The liftgate may be opened with the cargo cover in
place.
Rear Storage Compartment
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WARNING!
In an accident, a loose cargo cover in the vehicle
could cause injury. It could fly around in a sudden
stop and strike someone in 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 Cargo Cover
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Cargo Tie-Down Hooks
The cargo tie-downs, located on the cargo area floor,
should be used to safely secure loads when the vehicle is
moving.
Cargo Tie-Down Hooks
WARNING!
• To help protect against personal injury, passengers
should not be seated in the rear cargo area. The
rear cargo space is intended for load carrying
purposes only, not for passengers, who should sit
in seats and use seat belts.
• Cargo tie-down hooks are not safe anchors for a
child seat tether strap. In a sudden stop or collision, a hook could pull loose and allow the child
seat to come loose. A child could be badly injured.
Use only the anchors provided for child seat
tethers.
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:
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not carry loads which exceed the load limits
described on the label attached to the left door or
left door center pillar.
• Always place cargo evenly on the cargo floor. Put
heavier objects as low and as far forward as
possible.
• Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear
axle. Too much weight or improperly placed
weight over or behind the rear axle can cause the
rear of the vehicle to sway.
• 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.
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Cargo Load Floor
The panel in the load floor is reversible for added utility.
One side is carpeted and the other side features a plastic
lined tray which holds a variety of items.
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Cargo Load Floor
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The cargo load floor is held by spring loaded latches. In REAR WINDOW FEATURES
order to use the cargo load floor, use the following
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
procedure:
The rear wiper/washer is controlled by a rotary switch
NOTE: The cargo load floor latches should not be
located on the control lever. The control lever is located
used as cargo tie-downs.
on the right side of the steering column.
1. Flip up the pull loop(s) so they are perpendicular
(straight up) to the top surface of the tray.
2. Pull up on the loop(s) and twist 90 degrees, so they are
parallel to the slotted hole in the tray.
3. Lift the tray over the loop(s), and reposition the tray.
4. Pull up on the loop(s) and twist 90 degrees, so they are
perpendicular (straight up) to the slotted hole in tray.
5. Push the loop(s) back down, so they are parallel to the
top of the tray.
Rear Wiper/Washer Control
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Rotate the switch upward to the “On” position to If the liftgate flipper glass is open, connection to the rear
activate the rear wiper.
window wiper is interrupted preventing activation of the
rear wiper blade. When the liftgate flipper glass is closed,
NOTE: The rear wiper operates in an intermittent mode
the rear wiper switch, or the ignition switch, needs to be
only.
turned OFF and ON to restart the rear wiper.
Rotate the switch upward to the “washer” position
Rear Window Defroster
to activate that rear washer. The washer pump will
The rear window defroster button is located on the
continue to operate as long as the lever or ring is
climate control panel. Press this button to turn on
engaged. Upon release, the wipers will cycle two times
the rear window defroster and the heated outside mirrors
before returning to the set position.
(if equipped). An indicator in the button will illuminate
If the rear wiper is operating when the ignition is turned when the rear window defroster is on. The rear window
OFF, the wiper will automatically return to the “park” defroster automatically turns off after approximately
position if power accessory delay is active. Power acces- 10 minutes. For an additional five minutes of operation,
sory delay can be cancelled by opening the door; if this press the button a second time.
happens, the rear wiper will stop at its current position
NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear
and will not go to “park”.
window defroster only when the engine is operating.
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CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to
the heating elements. Labels can be peeled off
after soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CONTENTS
䡵 Instrument Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
䡵 Instrument Cluster
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
䡵 Instrument Cluster Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . 156
䡵 Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . 166
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
▫ Trip Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
▫ Performance Pages — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 173
▫ Compass Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
▫ Driver-Selectable Surround Sound (DSS) – If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
▫ Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
▫ System Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
䡵 Media Center 730N/430 (RER/REN/RBZ) —
AM/FM Stereo Radio And CD/DVD/HDD/
NAV — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
▫ Operating Instructions — Voice Command
System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
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▫ Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ phone
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
▫ Clock Setting Procedure — RBZ Radio . . . . . 185
▫ Clock Setting Procedure — RER/REN
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
䡵 Media Center 130 (RES) — AM/FM Stereo
Radio With CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack). . . . . . . 189
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 189
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
▫ Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode . . . . 197
䡵 Media Center 130 (RES/RSC) — AM/FM
Stereo Radio With CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack)
And Sirius Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 198
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
▫ List Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 209
▫ Info Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 209
䡵 Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
▫ Connecting The iPod威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
▫ Using This Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
▫ Controlling The iPod威 Using Radio
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
▫ Play Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
▫ List Or Browse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
䡵 Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If
䡵 Kicker威 High Performance Sound System
Equipped (REN/RER/RBZ/RES Radios Only). . 215
Driver-Selectable Surround (DSS) –
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ System Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
䡵 Remote Sound System Controls —
▫ Electronic Serial Number/Sirius
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Identification Number (ESN/SID) . . . . . . . . . 216
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite)
Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
153
With
. . . . . 220
. . . . . 223
. . . . . 223
. . . . . 224
▫ Satellite Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
䡵 CD/DVD Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
▫ Reception Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
䡵 Radio Operation And Cellular Phones . . . . . . . 225
▫ Operating Instructions - Uconnect™
Multimedia (Satellite) Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
䡵 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
▫ Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ phone
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
▫ Automatic Temperature Control . . . . . . . . . . 225
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
▫ Operating Tips Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
1
2
3
4
— Air Outlet
— Instrument Cluster
— Radio
— Glove Compartment
5
6
7
8
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Upper Switch Bank
Power Outlet/Cigar Lighter
Storage Bin
Power Outlet
9 — Lower Switch Bank
10 — Climate Controls
11 — Ignition Switch
12 — Storage Bin
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
1. Speedometer
Indicates vehicle speed.
2. Brake Warning Light
This light monitors various brake functions,
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the brake light turns on, it may
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the
Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Program (ESP) system. In this case, the light will remain on until the
condition has been corrected. If the problem is related to
the brake booster, the ABS pump will run when applying
the brake and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during
each stop.
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
dropped below a specified level.
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
the brake fluid level checked.
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
an accident. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
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The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON position.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
3. Turn Signal Indicators
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn signal
when the turn signal lever is operated.
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
If the vehicle electronics sense that the vehicle has
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
traveled about 1 mile (1.6 km) with the turn signals on, a
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
chime will sound to alert you to turn the signals off. If
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
either indicator flashes at a rapid rate, check for a
Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by defective outside light bulb.
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
4. High Beam Indicator
ON position. The light should illuminate for approxiIndicates that headlights are on high beam.
mately two seconds. The light should then turn off unless
the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is detected.
If the light does not illuminate, have the light inspected
by an authorized dealer.
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5. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
an onboard diagnostic system called OBD II that
monitors engine and automatic transmission control systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in
the ON position before engine start. If the bulb does not
come on when turning the key from OFF to ON, have the
condition checked promptly.
Certain conditions such as a loose or missing gas cap,
poor fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the light after
engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light
stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In
most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will
not require towing.
CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
damage to the engine control system. It also could
affect fuel economy and drivability. If the MIL is
flashing, severe catalytic converter damage and
power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is
required.
WARNING!
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced
above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal
operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you
drive slowly or park over flammable substances such
as dry plants or wood or cardboard, etc. This could
result in death or serious injury to the driver, occupants or others.
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6. Airbag Warning Light
This light turns on and remains on for six to
eight seconds as a bulb check when the ignition
switch is first turned ON. If the light is not on
during starting, stays on, or turns on while
driving, have the system inspected by an authorized
dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints”
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
further information.
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required. However, the conventional brake system will
continue to operate normally if the Brake Warning Light
is not on.
If the ABS Warning Light is on, the brake system should
be serviced as soon as possible to restore the benefits of
anti-lock brakes. If the ABS Warning Light does not turn
on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position,
have the light inspected by an authorized dealer.
8. Tachometer
7. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Warning Light
Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System.
(RPM).
The light will turn on when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position and may stay on for as long as 9. Vehicle Security Light
four seconds.
This light will flash rapidly for approximately
15 seconds when the vehicle theft alarm is
If the ABS Warning Light remains on or turns on while
arming. The light will flash at a slower speed
driving, it indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the
continuously after the alarm is set. The security
brake system is not functioning and that service is
light will also come on for about three seconds when the
ignition is first turned on.
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12. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
10. Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly, when cold and
light should turn on momentarily when the engine
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
is started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
vehicle, and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A
continuous chime will sound when this light turns on.
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle
has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should
This light does not indicate how much oil is in the engine.
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
tires.)
11. Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
Light/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator Light
equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
If this indicator light flashes during accelera(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when
tion, apply as little throttle as possible. While
one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
driving, ease up on the accelerator. Adapt your
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illumispeed and driving to the prevailing road connates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
ditions, and do not switch off the Electronic Stability
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving
Program (ESP), or Traction Control System (TCS).
on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
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reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect approximately one minute and then remain continuously
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the systire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
tem may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
of reasons, including the installation of replacement or
low tire pressure telltale.
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the
combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for to continue to function properly.
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CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can, or
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
13. Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads
240°F (116°C) or greater, pull over and stop the
vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air conditioner
turned off until the pointer drops back into the
normal range 200–230°F (93–110°C). If the pointer
remains on the 240°F (116°C) or greater, and you hear
continuous chimes, turn the engine off immediately,
and call an authorized dealership for service.
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15. Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Warning
Light/Brake Assist System (BAS) Warning Light — If
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or Equipped
The malfunction light for the Electronic Stabilothers could be badly burned by steam or boiling
ity Program (ESP) is combined with Brake
coolant. You may want to call an authorized dealerAssist System (BAS). The yellow “ESP/BAS
ship for service if your vehicle overheats. If you
Warning Light” comes on when the ignition
decide to look under the hood yourself, see “Maintaining Your Vehicle”. Follow the warnings under the switch is turned to the “ON” position. They should go
out with the engine running. If the “ESP/BAS Warning
Cooling System Pressure Cap paragraph.
Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
malfunction has been detected in either the ESP or the
14. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
BAS system. If this light remains on after several ignition
Display
When the appropriate conditions exist, this display cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several miles
shows the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) (kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see
messages. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Cen- an authorized dealer as soon as possible.
ter”.
WARNING!
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WARNING!
If a warning light remains on the system may not be
working and you will not have the benefit of ESP or
BAS. Under certain driving conditions, where ESP or
BAS would be beneficial, you - if you have not
adjusted your driving speeds and stopping in or to
account for the lack of the feature, may be in accident.
16. Seat Belt Reminder Light
When the ignition switch is first turned ON, this
light will turn on for five to eight seconds as a bulb
check. During the bulb check, if the driver’s seat
belt is unbuckled, a chime will sound. After the bulb
check or when driving, if the driver or front passenger
seat belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt Warning Light
will flash or remain on continuously. Refer to “Occupant
Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
17. Cruise Indicator
This indicator illuminates when the speed control system is turned ON.
18. Odometer
The odometer shows the total distance the vehicle has
been driven.
U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of
vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the
correct mileage that the vehicle has been driven. If your
odometer needs to be repaired or serviced, the repair
technician should leave the odometer reading the same
as it was before the repair or service. If s/he cannot do so,
then the odometer must be set at zero, and a sticker must
be placed in the door jamb stating what the mileage was
before the repair or service. It is a good idea for you to
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make a record of the odometer reading before the repair/
service, so that you can be sure that it is properly reset, or
that the door jamb sticker is accurate if the odometer
must be reset at zero.
19. Shift Lever Indicator
The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the
instrument cluster. It displays the gear position of the
automatic transmission.
NOTE: You must apply the brakes before shifting from
PARK.
20. Fuel Gauge
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
the ignition switch is in the ON position.
21. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light
This light informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If a
problem is detected the light will come on
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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 your
authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the
light is flashing when the engine is running, immediate
service is required and you may experience reduced
performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and
your vehicle may require towing. The light will come on
when the ignition is first turned on and remain on briefly
as a bulb check. If the light does not come on during
starting, have the system checked by an authorized
dealer.
22. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog
lights are on.
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23. Charging System Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging
system. The light should come on when the ignition
switch is first turned ON and remain on briefly as a bulb
check. If the light stays on or comes on while driving, turn
off some of the vehicle’s non-essential electrical devices or
increase engine speed (if at idle). If the charging system
light remains on, it means that the vehicle is experiencing
a problem with the charging system. Obtain SERVICE
IMMEDIATELY. See an authorized dealer.
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC)
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the
instrument cluster.
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
24. Low Fuel Warning Light
When the fuel level reaches approximately 2.3 U.S.
Gallons (8.7 Liters) this light will come on and
remain on until fuel is added. The Low Fuel
Warning Light may turn on and off again, especially
during and after hard braking, accelerations, or turns.
This occurs due to the shifting of the fuel in the tank.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center
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The EVIC consists of the following:
• System Status
• Vehicle Information Warning Message Displays
• Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
• Compass Display
• Outside Temperature Display
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The system allows the driver to select information by
pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
wheel:
MENU Button
Press and release the MENU button and the
mode displayed will change between Trip
Functions, Personal Settings, and System Status.
• Trip Computer Functions
FUNCTION SELECT Button
Press the FUNCTION SELECT button to select
• Surround Sound Modes (If Equipped with Driverthe displayed function (YES (Y) or NO (N).
Selectable Surround [DSS])
• Performance Pages (if equipped)
SCROLL Button
Press the SCROLL button to scroll through Trip
Functions, Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features), and System Status
Messages.
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COMPASS/TEMPERATURE Button
• KEY NOT PROGRAMMED — EXCEEDED KEY PROPress
and
release
the
COMPASS/
GRAM LIMIT
TEMPERATURE button to display one of eight
• PROGRAMMING ACTIVE — NEW KEY PROcompass readings and the outside temperature.
GRAMMED
• SERVICE SECURITY KEY
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays
• DRIVER/PASSENGER DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays
• LEFT/RIGHT REAR DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
the following messages:
• TURN SIGNAL ON
• X DOORS OPEN (with graphic)
• PERFORM SERVICE
• LIFTGATE OPEN (with graphic)
• DAMAGED KEY — KEY DOES NOT COMMUNI- •
CATE
•
• KEY NOT PROGRAMMED — KEY NOT PRO•
GRAMMED
•
• WRONG KEY — KEY DOES NOT BELONG TO
•
VEHICLE
LIFTGATE/DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
LIFTGATE/DOORS OPEN (with graphic)
LIFTGLASS OPEN (with graphic)
HOOD OPEN (with graphic)
HOOD/DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
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• HOOD/DOORS OPEN (with graphic)
• AUTO HIGH BEAMS ON
• LIFTGATE/HOOD OPEN (with graphic)
• AUTO HIGH BEAMS OFF
• HOOD/GLASS/DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
• PARK ASSIST DISABLED
• HOOD/GLASS/DOORS OPEN (with graphic)
• SERVICE SUSPENSION
• HOOD/GATE/DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
• SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM
• HOOD/GATE/DOORS OPEN (with graphic)
• TRANSMISSION OVER TEMP
• LIFTGLASS/DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
• LOW BRAKE FLUID LEVEL
• LIFTGLASS/DOORS OPEN (with graphic)
• WARNING! LIMIT SPEED
• LIFTGLASS/HOOD OPEN (with graphic)
• CHECK GASCAP
• WASHER FLUID LOW (with graphic)
• ESP OFF
• COOLANT LOW (with graphic)
• IOD FUSE OUT
• UPSHIFT (with graphic)
• MEMORY #1 POSITIONS SET
• CHECK GAUGES
• MEMORY #2 POSITIONS SET
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• MEMORY SYSTEM DISABLED — SEATBELT BUCK- • LEFT REAR LOW PRESSURE (Premium TPM System
LED (with graphic)
Only)
• MEMORY SYSTEM DISABLED — VEHICLE NOT IN • RIGHT REAR LOW PRESSURE (Premium TPM SysPARK
tem Only)
• DRIVER 1 MEMORY
• DRIVER 2 MEMORY
• ADJ. PEDALS DISABLED — CRUISE CONTROL SET
• ADJ. PEDALS DISABLED — SHIFTER IN REVERSE
• TIRE LOW PRESSURE
• CHECK TPM SYSTEM
• Stereo (if equipped with Driver-Selectable Surround
Sound [DSS])
• Video Surround (if equipped with Driver-Selectable
Surround Sound [DSS])
• Audio Surround (if equipped with Driver-Selectable
Surround Sound [DSS])
• 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) (if equipped with Performance
Pages)
• LEFT FRONT LOW PRESSURE (Premium TPM Sys• Braking Distance (if equipped with Performance
tem Only)
Pages)
• RIGHT FRONT LOW PRESSURE (Premium TPM System Only)
• 1/8 Mile (if equipped with Performance Pages)
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• 1/4 Mile (if equipped with Performance Pages)
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• Trip A
• Instantaneous G-Force (if equipped with Performance • Trip B
Pages)
• Elapsed Time
• Peak G-Force (if equipped with Performance Pages)
• Service Distance
• RKE BATTERY LOW
• Engine Oil Pressure
• VEHICLE NOT IN PARK
• Engine Oil Temperature
• IGNITION POSITION
• Display Units of Measure In
• PRESS BRAKE TO START
Press the SCROLL button to cycle through all the Trip
• INSERT KEY
Computer functions.
• TURN TO ON
The Trip Functions mode displays the following information:
Trip Functions
Press and release the MENU button until one of the • Distance To Empty (DTE)
following Trip Functions displays in the EVIC:
Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is
• Distance To Empty
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous
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and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel • Trip B
tank level. DTE cannot be reset through the FUNCTION Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last
SELECT button.
reset.
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle • Elapsed Time
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset
when the ignition switch is in the ACC position. Elapsed
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
time will increment when the ignition switch is in the ON
When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
or START position.
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change
to a ⬙LOW FUEL⬙ message. This display will continue • Engine Oil Pressure
until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a significant Shows the current engine oil pressure. The scale will read
amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the ⬙LOW from 0–100 psi (0–689 kPa).
FUEL⬙ message and a new DTE value will display.
• Engine Oil Temperature
• Trip A
Shows the current engine oil temperature. The scale will
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last read from 140° – 300°F (60° – 149°C).
reset.
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• Display Units of Measure In
Performance Pages — If Equipped
To make your selection, press and release the FUNCWARNING!
TION SELECT button until “ENGLISH” or “METRIC”
appears.
Measurement of vehicle statistics with the PerforTo Reset The Display
mance Pages is intended for off-highway or off-road
Reset will only occur while a resettable function is being use only and should not be done on any public
displayed. Press and release the FUNCTION SELECT roadways. It is recommended that these features be
button once to clear the resettable function being dis- used in a controlled environment and within the
played. To reset all resettable functions, press and hold limits of the law. The capabilities of the vehicle as
the FUNCTION SELECT button for two seconds. Current measured by the performance pages must never be
display will reset along with other functions.
exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner, which
can jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
prevent accidents.
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The Performance Pages include the following features:
The following describes each feature and its operation:
• 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-100 km/h)
When selected, this screen displays the time it takes for
the vehicle to go from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 100 km/h) within
10 seconds.
• Braking Distance
• 1/8 Mile
• 1/4 Mile
• Instantaneous G-Force
• Peak G-Force
• The feature will “ready” when the vehicle speed is at
0 mph (0 km/h). The word “READY” will flash when
conditions are met for the event to begin.
• Dashes will display if the vehicle fails to reach 60 mph
(100 km/h) in less then 10 seconds.
To access, press and release the MENU button until
Performance Pages displays in the EVIC. Press the
• The time will continue to display until the FUNCTION
SCROLL button to cycle through the features. Press the
SELECT button is pressed.
FUNCTION SELECT button to select a feature.
• Pressing the FUNCTION SELECT button will clear the
current run time and display the vehicle’s best
0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) time.
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• To clear the vehicle’s best 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) time, • The distance and speed measurements display while
press and hold the FUNCTION SELECT button for
the event is taking place.
five seconds.
• The distance measurement will be aborted if the brake
pedal is released before the vehicle comes to a comBraking Distance
When selected, this screen displays the vehicle’s braking
plete stop.
distance and the speed at which the brake pedal was
• The distance and speed measurements will continue to
pressed.
display until the FUNCTION SELECT button is
• This feature will only function when applying the
pressed.
brakes at speeds above 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Pressing the FUNCTION SELECT button will clear the
current run and prepare the cluster to record a new
• Engaging the parking brake will disable this feature.
run.
• The word “READY” will flash when conditions are
met for the event to begin.
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1/8 Mile, 1/4 Mile
• To clear the vehicle’s best 1/8 mile (1/4 mile) run,
When selected, this screen displays the time it takes the
press and hold the FUNCTION SELECT button for
vehicle to travel 1/8 mile (1/4 mile) within 30 seconds
five seconds.
and the vehicle’s speed when it reaches 1/8 mile (1/
Instantaneous G-Force
4 mile).
When selected, this screen displays the current G-Force
• The feature will “ready” when the vehicle is at 0 mph (longitudinal and lateral) along with a friction circle that
(0 km/h). The word “READY” will flash when condi- displays the directions of the forces.
tions are met for the event to begin.
Peak G-Force
• Dashes will display if the vehicle fails to reach When selected, this screen displays all four G-force
1/8 mile (1/4 mile) in less then 30 seconds.
values (two longitudinal and two lateral).
• The time and speed will continue to display until the • When a force greater than zero is measured, the
FUNCTION SELECT button is pressed.
display will update the value as it climbs. As the
G-Force falls, the peak forces will continue to display.
• Pressing the FUNCTION SELECT button will clear the
current run and display the vehicle’s best 1/8 mile • Pressing the FUNCTION SELECT button will clear the
peak force values.
(1/4 mile) run.
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Compass Display
The compass readings indicate the direction
the vehicle is facing. Press and release the
COMPASS/TEMPERATURE button to disCOMPASS play one of eight compass readings and the
outside temperature.
Button
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in an area, free from magnetic material until the CAL
indicator displayed in the EVIC turns off. The Compass
will now function normally.
Manual Compass Calibration
If the compass appears erratic and the “CAL” indicator
does not appear in the EVIC display, you must put the
NOTE: The system will display the last known outside compass into the Calibration Mode manually as follows:
temperature when starting the vehicle and may need to 1. Turn on the ignition switch.
be driven several minutes before the updated temperature is displayed. Engine temperature can also affect the 2. Press the MENU button until Personal Settings
displayed temperature, therefore temperature readings (Customer-Programmable Features) menu is reached.
are not updated when the vehicle is not moving.
3. Press the SCROLL button until “Calibrate Compass” is
Automatic Compass Calibration
When the vehicle is new, the compass may appear erratic
and the EVIC will display “CAL” until the compass is
calibrated. To complete the calibration process, drive
slowly (5 mph/ 8 km/h) in one or more complete circles
displayed in the EVIC.
4. Press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button to
start the calibration. The “CAL” indicator will be displayed in the EVIC.
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5. Complete one or more 360–degree turns (in an area
free from large metal or metallic objects) until the “CAL”
indicator turns off. The compass will now function
normally.
Compass Variance
Compass Variance is the difference between magnetic
North and Geographic North. In some areas of the
country, the difference between magnetic and Geographic North is great enough to cause the compass to
give false readings. For the most accurate compass performance, the compass variance must be set using the
following procedure:
Compass Variance Map
NOTE: Magnetic materials should be kept away from 1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
the Overhead console. This is where the compass sensor
2. Press the MENU button until Personal Settings
is located.
(Customer-Programmable Features) menu is reached.
3. Press the SCROLL button until “Compass Variance” is
displayed in the EVIC.
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4. Press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button to Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
change the variance number. Continue until desired Features)
Personal Settings allows the driver to set and recall
number is reached.
features when the transmission is in PARK.
5. Press either MENU, SCROLL, or COMPASS/TEMP
Press and release the MENU button until “Personal
button to set the value and exit.
Settings” displays in the EVIC.
Driver-Selectable Surround Sound (DSS) – If
Equipped
Use the SCROLL button to display one of the following
Press and release the MENU button until “Surround choices:
Sound” displays in the EVIC. The EVIC provides inforLanguage
mation on the current surround mode.
When in this display, you may select one of three
• Stereo
languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
functions and the Uconnect™ gps (if equipped). Press the
• Audio Surround
FUNCTION SELECT button while in this display to
While in the Surround Sound menu, press the FUNC- select English, Espanol, or Francais. Then, as you conTION SELECT button to change surround modes.
tinue, the information will display in the selected language.
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NOTE: The EVIC will not change the Uconnect™ lan- Remote Key Unlock
guage selection. Please refer to “Language Selection” in When “Driver Door 1st Press” is selected, only the
driver’s door will unlock on the first press of the Remote
Uconnect™ Phone for details.
Keyless Entry RKE transmitter UNLOCK button. When
Auto Door Locks
“Driver Door 1st Press” is selected, you must press the
When YES (Y) is selected, all of the doors will lock
RKE transmitter UNLOCK button twice to unlock the
automatically when the vehicle reaches a speed of
passenger’s doors. When “All Doors 1st Press” is se15 mph (24 km/h). To make your selection, press and
lected, all of the doors will unlock on the first press of the
release the FUNCTION SELECT button until YES (Y) or
RKE transmitter UNLOCK button. To make your selecNO (N) appears.
tion, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button
Auto Unlock On Exit
until “Driver Door 1st Press” or “All Doors 1st Press”
When YES (Y) is selected, all of the doors will unlock appears.
when the vehicle is stopped, and the transmission is in
Sound Horn with Lock
the PARK or NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is
When YES (Y) is selected, a short horn sound will occur
opened. To make your selection, press and release the
when the RKE transmitter LOCK button is pressed. This
FUNCTION SELECT button until YES (Y) or NO (N)
feature may be selected with or without the “Flash
appears.
Lamps with Lock” feature. To make your selection, press
and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until YES (Y)
or NO (N) appears.
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Flash Lamps with Lock
When YES (Y) is selected, the front and rear turn signals
will flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the
RKE transmitter. This feature may be selected with or
without the “Sound Horn with Lock” feature. To make
your selection, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until YES (Y) or NO (N) appears.
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SELECT button until YES (Y) or NO (N) appears. Refer to
“Lights/SmartBeam™ — If Equipped” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further
information.
Headlamps On with Wipers (Available with
Automatic Headlamps Only)
When YES (Y) is selected, and the headlight switch is in
Headlamp Off Delay
the AUTO position, the headlights will turn on approxiWhen this feature is selected, the driver can choose to mately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on. The
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds headlights will also turn off when the wipers are turned
when exiting the vehicle. To make your selection, press off if they were turned on by this feature. To make your
and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until “0,” selection, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT
“30,” “60,” or “90” appears.
button until YES (Y) or NO (N) appears.
Auto High Beams (Available with SmartBeam™
Only)
When this feature is selected, the high beam headlights
will deactivate automatically under certain conditions. To
make your selection, press and release the FUNCTION
NOTE: Turning the headlights on during the daytime
causes the instrument panel lights to dim. To increase the
brightness, refer to “Lights” in “Understanding The
Features Of Your Vehicle”.
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Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
When YES (Y) is selected, the system will automatically
activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture on
the windshield. To make your selection, press and release
the FUNCTION SELECT button until YES (Y) or NO (N)
appears. When NO (N) is selected, the system reverts to
the standard intermittent wiper operation.
Service Interval
When this feature is selected, a service interval between
2,000 miles (3 200 km) and 6,000 miles (10 000 km) in
500 miles (800 km) increments may be selected. Pressing
the STEP button when in this display will select distances
between 2,000 miles (3 200 km) and 6,000 miles
(10 000 km) in 500 miles (800 km) increments.
Reset Service Distance (Displays Only if Service
Interval was Changed)
When this feature is selected, the current accumulated
service distance can be reset to the newly selected service
interval. Press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until YES (Y) or NO (N) appears.
Easy Entry/Exit Seat (Available with Memory Seat
Only)
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
vehicle. To make your selection, press and release the
FUNCTION SELECT button until YES (Y) or NO (N)
appears.
NOTE: The seat will return to the memorized seat
location (if Recall Memory with Remote Key Unlock is set
to ON) when the RKE transmitter is used to unlock the
door. Refer to “Driver Memory Seat” in “Understanding
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
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Key Off Power Delay
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect™ Phone (if equipped), DVD
video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if equipped),
and power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes
after the ignition switch is turned off. Opening a vehicle
door will cancel this feature. To make your selection,
press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until
“Off,” “45 sec.,” “5 min.,” or “10 min.” appears.
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Display Units of Measure In:
The EVIC, odometer, and Uconnect™ gps (if equipped)
can be changed between English and Metric units of
measure. To make your selection, press and release the
FUNCTION SELECT button until “ENGLISH” or “METRIC” appears.
System Status
Press and release the MENU button until one of the
following System Status messages displays in the EVIC:
Illuminated Approach
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate • System OK
and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are
• System Warnings Displayed (will display all currently
unlocked with the RKE transmitter. To make your selecactive System Warnings)
tion, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button
until “OFF,” “30 sec.,” “60 sec.,” or “90 sec.” appears.
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• Tire Pressure Monitor System (shows the current pres- NOTE:
sure of all four road tires). For additional information, • Tires heat up during normal driving conditions. Heat
will cause the tire pressure to increase from 2 to 6 psi
refer to “Tire Pressure Monitor System” in “Starting
(14 to 41 kPa) during normal driving conditions. Refer
And Operating”.
to “Tires-General Information/Tire Inflation Pressures” in “Starting And Operating” for additional
information.
• Your system can be set to display pressure units in PSI,
kPa, or BAR.
MEDIA CENTER 730N/430 (RER/REN/RBZ) —
AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND CD/DVD/HDD/NAV —
IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: The sales code is located on the lower right side
of the unit’s faceplate.
Tire Pressure Display
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The REN, RER and RBZ radios contain a CD/DVD Clock Setting Procedure — RBZ Radio
player, USB port, and a 30-gigabyte hard drive (HDD).
To Manually Set the Clock
Sirius Satellite Radio is optional. The 6.5 in (16.5 cm)
1. Turn on the radio.
touch screen allows for easy menu selection.
The RER radio also contains a Global Positioning System 2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed, the clock
setting menu will appear on the screen.
(GPS)-based Navigation system.
3. To move the hour forward, touch the screen where the
Refer to your Uconnect™ Multimedia REN, RER or RBZ
word “Hour” with the arrow pointing upward is disuser’s manual for detailed operating instructions.
played. To move the hour backward, touch the screen
Operating Instructions — Voice Command
where the word “Hour” with the arrow pointing downSystem — If Equipped
ward is displayed.
Refer to “Voice Command” in the Uconnect™ User
4. To move the minute forward, touch the screen where
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
the word “Min” with the arrow pointing upward is
Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ Phone — If displayed. To move the minute backward, touch the
Equipped
screen where the word “Min” with the arrow pointing
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User downward is displayed.
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
5. To save the new time setting, touch the screen where
the word “Save” is displayed.
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2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
Changing Daylight Savings Time
When selected, this feature will display the time of day in clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
daylight savings time. Proceed as follows to change the
3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
current setting:
the box next to the words “Show Time if Radio is Off.”
Touch the screen where the words “Show Time if Radio is
1. Turn on the radio.
Off” are displayed to change the current setting.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
Changing the Time Zone
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in 1. Turn on the radio.
the box next to the words “Daylight Savings.” Touch the 2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
screen where the words “Daylight Savings” are dis- clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
played to change the current setting.
3. Touch the screen where the words “Set Time Zone” are
Show Time if Radio is Off
displayed. The time zone selection menu will appear on
When selected, this feature will display the time of day the screen.
on the touch screen when the radio is turned off. Proceed
4. Select a time zone by touching the screen where your
as follows to change the current setting:
selection appears. If you do not see a time zone that you
1. Turn on the radio.
want to select, touch the screen where the word “Page” is
displayed to view additional time zones in the menu.
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5. Touch the screen where the word “Save” is displayed. 4. To move the hour forward, touch the screen where the
word “Hour” with the arrow pointing upward is disClock Setting Procedure — RER/REN Radio
played. To move the hour backward, touch the screen
where the word “Hour” with the arrow pointing downUconnect威 gps — RER Only
The GPS receiver used in this system is synchronized to ward is displayed.
the time data being transmitted by the GPS satellite. The
5. To move the minute forward, touch the screen where
satellite clock is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). This is the
the word “Min” with the arrow pointing upward is
worldwide standard for time. This makes the system’s
displayed. To move the minute backward, touch the
clock very accurate once the appropriate time zone and
screen where the word “Min” with the arrow pointing
daylight savings information is set.
downward is displayed.
To Manually Set the Clock — RER/REN
6. To save the new time setting, touch the screen where
1. Turn on the radio.
the word “Save” is displayed.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed.
3. Touch the screen where “User Clock” is displayed, the
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
Changing Daylight Savings Time
When selected, this feature will display the time of day in
daylight savings time. Proceed as follows to change the
current setting:
1. Turn on the radio.
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2. Touch the screen where “User Clock” is displayed, the
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
Touch the screen where the words “Show Time if Radio is
Off” are displayed to change the current setting.
3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in Changing the Time Zone
the box next to the words “Daylight Savings.” Touch the
1. Turn on the radio.
screen where the words “Daylight Savings” are dis2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed.
played to change the current setting.
Show Time if Radio is Off
3. Touch the screen where “User Clock” is displayed, the
When selected, this feature will display the time of day clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
on the touch screen when the radio is turned off. Proceed
4. Touch the screen where the words “Set Time Zone” are
as follows to change the current setting:
displayed. The time zone selection menu will appear on
1. Turn on the radio.
the screen.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed.
3. Touch the screen where “User Clock” is displayed, the
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
5. Select a time zone by touching the screen where your
selection appears. If you do not see a time zone that you
want to select, touch the screen where the word “Page” is
displayed to view additional time zones in the menu.
4. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
6. Touch the screen where the word “Save” is displayed.
the box next to the words “Show Time if Radio is Off.”
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MEDIA CENTER 130 (RES) — AM/FM STEREO
RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
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Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right position to operate the radio.
side of the radio faceplate.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction, without stopping. Turning
the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume, and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
RES Radio
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SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping, until you release it.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to save time change.
5. To exit, press any button/knob, or wait five seconds.
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
TIME Button
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
AM or FM frequencies.
and radio frequency.
TUNE Control
Clock Setting Procedure
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink. to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/ Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
SCROLL control knob.
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
will begin to blink.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
AM/FM Button
mid-range tones.
Press the buttons to select either AM or FM mode.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
Memory
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
treble tones.
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/ window. Select the button (1 to 6) you wish to lock onto
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the this station and press and release that button. If a button
is not selected within five seconds after pressing the
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
SET/RND button, the station will continue to play but
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
will not be stored into pushbutton memory.
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the front and rear speakers.
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
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SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory. MP3 Audio Play
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
NOTE:
pressing the pushbutton twice.
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
stations).
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
DISC Button
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
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If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
CAUTION!
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
• This CD player will accept 4-3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
CD player mechanism.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
away and jam the player mechanism.
• RES is a single CD player. Do not attempt to insert SEEK Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
a second CD if one is already loaded.
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
can cause damage to the player.
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the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
CD and MP3 modes.
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
TIME Button
change of pace.
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display. Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
RW/FF
Press and hold the FF (Fast Forward) button and the CD Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
player will begin to fast forward until FF is released, or Play.
RW or another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse)
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
button works in a similar manner.
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
AM/FM Button
file recording media and formats are limited. When
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
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exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
display.)
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threefiles properly and may be unable to play the file norcharacter extension)
mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
• Maximum number of files: 255
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
display the file name and folder name, and will assign
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threecharacter extension)
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
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Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
Bit Rate (kbps)
Frequency (kHz)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
48, 44.1, 32
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
24, 22.05, 16
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
MPEG-2 Audio
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
Layer 3
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
VBR bit rate.
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
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Playback of MP3 Files
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
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Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which
allows the user to plug in a portable device, such as an
MP3 player, or cassette player, and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
by the following:
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will change the mode to
auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
to load than non-multisession discs
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
increase with more files and folders
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended time of day will display for five seconds (when ignition is
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a OFF).
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
before writing to the disc.
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MEDIA CENTER 130 (RES/RSC) — AM/FM
STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX
JACK) AND SIRIUS RADIO
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
side of the radio faceplate.
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
RES/RSC Radio
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SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
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If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
Uconnect” message will display on the radio screen.
Phone Button Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further
details.
Voice Command System (Radio) — If Equipped
Refer to “Voice Command” in the Uconnect™ User
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
Voice Command Button Uconnect™ Phone — If
Uconnect” message will display on the radio screen.
Equipped
TIME Button
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
(if equipped). Refer to “Voice Command” in the
and radio frequency.
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further
Clock Setting Procedure
details.
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
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2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/ INFO Button
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
SCROLL control knob.
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
RW/FF
will begin to blink.
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
knob to save time change.
AM or FM frequencies.
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
TUNE Control
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button. Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
SETUP button, use the TUNE/SCROLL control to select
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
SET CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure,
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
starting at Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
radio, press the SETUP button and then follow the above
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
procedure, starting at Step 2.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
MUSIC TYPE Button
mid-range tones.
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
treble tones.
Music Type information.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/ Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the format types:
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
16-Digit Character
Program Type
Display
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
No
program
type
or
unand FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
None
defined
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
Adult Hits
Adlt Hit
the front and rear speakers.
Classical
Classicl
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Program Type
Classic Rock
College
Country
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
16-Digit Character
Display
Cls Rock
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Program Type
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
16-Digit Character
Display
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
mode.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
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window. Select the button (1–6) you wish to lock onto this
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between station and press and release that button. If a button is
not selected within five seconds after pressing the SET/
the following items:
RND button, the station will continue to play but will not
• Set Clock — Pressing the SELECT button will allow
be stored into pushbutton memory.
you to set the clock. Adjust the hours by turning the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob. After adjusting the You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
hours, press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to set repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the minutes. The minutes will begin to blink. Adjust the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
the minutes using the right side TUNE/SCROLL display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory.
to save time change.
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
AM/FM Button
pressing the pushbutton twice.
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
button number will display.
Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
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Buttons 1 - 6
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
stations).
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
DISC/AUX Button
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will allow you to switch
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
from AM/FM modes to DISC/AUX mode.
If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
MP3 Audio Play
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
NOTE:
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
position to operate the radio.
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel
away and jam the player mechanism.
• RES is a single CD player. Do not attempt to insert
a second CD if one is already loaded.
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they
can cause damage to the player.
EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
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NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
SEEK Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in
CD and MP3 modes.
TIME Button
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within RW/FF
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed, Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
works in a similar manner.
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AM/FM Button
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
Press the right SEEK button to move to the next ranfiles properly and may be unable to play the file nordomly selected track.
mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
Press the SET/RND button a second time to stop RanThe radio uses the following limits for file systems:
dom Play.
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3 • Maximum number of files: 255
file recording media and formats are limited. When
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
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• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
display the file name and folder name and will assign
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this
display.)
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writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names: not play the file.
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a three- When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
character extension)
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threerates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
character extension)
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio. VBR bit rates.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
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MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
Bit Rate (kbps)
Frequency (kHz)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
48, 44.1, 32
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
24, 22.05, 16
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
Playback of MP3 Files
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title • Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
to load than non-multisession discs
supported by the radios.
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
increase with more files and folders
supported.
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
before writing to the disc.
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LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a
folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will
begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain
playable files).
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
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Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
more and the radio will display song titles for each file.
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3 player or cassette player and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxilthe following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
iary device if the AUX jack is connected.
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed
device’s volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio
time⬙ priority mode.
is not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the
AUX audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume
down.
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TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
time of day will display for five seconds (when the
ignition is OFF).
RER, RBZ, REN, REP, REW, RB2 or REZ touch-screen
radio UCI feature, refer to the separate RER, REN, RBZ,
RB2 or REZ User’s Manual. UCI is available only if
equipped as an option with these radios.
This feature allows you to plug an iPod威 into the
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone (If
vehicle’s sound system through a 16–pin connector, using
Equipped)
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User the provided interface cable.
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
UCI supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod威 and
iPhone威 devices. Some iPod威 software versions may not
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
fully support the UCI features. Please visit Apple’s
(Satellite Radio) (If Equipped)
Refer to “Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio)” in the website for software updates.
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further
NOTE:
details.
• If the radio has a USB port, connecting an iPod威 to this
port does not play the media. For playing an iPod威,
UNIVERSAL CONSUMER INTERFACE (UCI) — IF
use the separate 16–pin connector port (in the glove
EQUIPPED
compartment on some vehicles).
NOTE: This section is for sales code RES and REQ/
REL/RET radios only with uconnect™. For sales code
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• Connecting an iPod威 to the AUX port located in the • If the iPod威 battery is completely discharged, it may
radio faceplate, plays media, but does not use the UCI
not communicate with the UCI system until a minifeature to control the connected device.
mum charge is attained. Leaving the iPod威 connected
to the UCI system may charge it to the required level.
Connecting The iPod姞
Use the provided connection cable to connect an iPod威 to Using This Feature
the vehicle’s 16–pin connector port (which is located in By using the provided connection cable to connect an
the glove compartment on some vehicles). Once the iPod威 to the vehicle’s UCI 16–pin connector port:
iPod威 is connected and synchronized to the vehicle’s UCI
• The iPod威 audio can be played on the vehicle’s sound
system (iPod威 may take a few seconds to connect), the
system, providing metadata (artist, track title, album,
iPod威 starts charging and is ready for use by pressing
etc.) information on the radio display.
radio switches, as described below.
• The iPod威 can be controlled using the radio buttons to
NOTE:
Play, Browse, and List the iPod威 contents.
• You may have to remove the connector pin protection
cap from the 16–pin connector port, prior to connect- • The iPod威 battery charges when plugged into the UCI
ing the cable.
connector (if supported by the specific iPod威 device)
Controlling The iPod姞 Using Radio Buttons
To get into the UCI (iPod威) mode and access a connected
iPod威, press the “AUX” button on the radio faceplate.
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Once in the UCI (iPod威) mode, iPod威 audio tracks (if
available from iPod威) start playing over the vehicle’s
audio system.
• Jump backward in the current track by pressing and
holding the << RW button. Holding the << RW
button long enough will take you to the beginning
of the current track.
Play Mode
When switched to UCI mode, the iPod威 automatically • Jump forward in the current track by pressing and
starts Play mode. In Play mode, you may use the
holding the FF >> button.
following buttons on the radio faceplate to control the
• A single press backward << RW or forward FF >> will
iPod威 and display data:
jump backward or forward respectively, for five
• Use the TUNE control knob to select the next or
seconds.
previous track.
• Use the << SEEK and SEEK >> buttons to jump to the
• Turning it clockwise (forward) by one click, while
previous or next track. If the << SEEK button is
playing a track, skips to the next track.
pressed during the first two seconds of the track, it will
jump to the previous track in the list; if you press this
• Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one
button at any other time in the track, it will jump to the
click, during the first two seconds of the track, will
beginning of the track. If you press the SEEK >>
jump to the previous track in the list. Turning this
button during play mode, it will jump to the next track
button at any other time in the track, will jump to
in the list.
the beginning of the current track.
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Shuffle OFF modes for the iPod威. If the RND icon is
• While a track is playing, press the INFO button to see
showing on the radio display, then the shuffle mode is
the associated metadata (artist, track title, album, etc.)
ON.
for that track. Pressing the INFO button again jumps
to the next screen of data for that track. Once you have
List Or Browse Mode
seen all screens, the last INFO button press will take
During Play mode, pressing any of the buttons described
you back to the play mode screen on the radio.
below, takes you to List mode. List mode enables you to
• Pressing the REPEAT button will change the iPod威 scroll through the list of menus and tracks on the iPod威.
mode to repeat the current playing track.
• TUNE control knob: The TUNE control knob functions
• Press the SCAN button to use iPod威 scan mode, which
in a similar manner as the scroll wheel on the iPod威.
will play the first five seconds of each track in the
• Turning it clockwise (forward) and counterclockcurrent list and then forward to the next song. To stop
wise (backward) scrolls through the lists, displaying
SCAN mode and start playing the desired track, when
the track detail on the radio display. Once you have
it is playing the track, press the SCAN button again.
the track to be played highlighted on the radio
During Scan mode, you can also press the << SEEK
display, press the TUNE control knob to select and
and SEEK >> buttons to select the previous and next
start playing the track. Turning the TUNE control
tracks.
knob fast will scroll through the list faster. During
• RND button (available on sales code RES radio only):
fast scroll, you may notice a slight delay in updating
Pressing this button toggles between Shuffle ON and
the information on the radio display.
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• During all List modes, the iPod威 displays all lists in
“wrap-around” mode. So if the track is at the
bottom of the list, just turn the wheel backwards
(counter-clockwise) to get to the track faster.
• In List mode, the radio PRESET buttons are used as
shortcuts to the following lists on the iPod威.
• Preset 1 – Playlists
• Preset 2 – Artists
• Preset 3 – Albums
• Preset 4 – Genres
• Preset 5 – Audiobooks
• Preset 6 – Podcasts
• Pressing a PRESET button will display the current
list on the top line and the first item in that list on
the second line.
• To Exit List mode without selecting a track, press the
same PRESET button again to go back to Play
mode.
• LIST button: The LIST button will display the top
level menu of the iPod威. Turn the TUNE control knob
to list the top-menu item you wish to select and press
the TUNE control knob. This will display the next
sub-menu list item on the iPod威 then you can follow
the same steps to go to the desired track in that list.
Not all iPod威 sub-menu levels are available on this
system.
• MUSIC TYPE button: The MUSIC TYPE button is
another shortcut button to the genre listing on your
iPod威.
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CAUTION!
• Leaving the iPod威 (or any supported device) anywhere in the vehicle in extreme heat or cold can
alter the operation or damage the device. Follow
the device manufacturer’s guidelines.
• Placing items on the iPod威, or connections to the
iPod威 in the vehicle, can cause damage to the
device and/or to the connectors.
WARNING!
Do not plug in or remove the iPod威 while driving.
Failure to follow this warning could result in an
accident.
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Uconnect™ Multimedia (SATELLITE RADIO) — IF
EQUIPPED (REN/RER/RBZ/RES RADIOS ONLY)
Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite
Radio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has
limited coverage in Alaska.
System Activation
Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you
may begin listening immediately to the one year of audio
service that is included with the factory-installed satellite
radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welcome kit that contains general information, including
how to setup your on-line listening account. For further
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information, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474, or Sirius ID number will display. The Sirius ID number
visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com, or at www- display will time out in two minutes. Press any button on
the radio to exit this screen.
.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian residents.
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
ESN/SID Access With REN/RER/RBZ Radios
While in SAT mode, press the MENU button on the radio
Number (ESN/SID)
Please have the following information available when faceplate.
calling:
Next, touch the SUBSCRIPTION tab on the touch screen.
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification All the ESNs that apply to your vehicle will display.
Number (ESN/SID).
Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display. A
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
mode.
ESN/SID Access With RES Radios
Satellite Antenna
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC posiTo ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
tion and the radio on, press the SETUP button and scroll
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
using the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID is
placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause
selected. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob and the
decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as
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bikes should be placed as far rearward as possible, within Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
the loading design of the rack. Do not place items directly (Satellite) Mode
on or above the antenna.
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
Reception Quality
Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the
SEEK Buttons
following reasons:
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will
structure or under a physical obstacle.
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
form of short audio mutes.
without stopping until you release it.
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
SCAN Button
cause intermittent reception.
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can the next channel, pausing for eight seconds before concause signal blockage.
tinuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN
button a second time.
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INFO Button
Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display information between Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if available). Also, pressing and holding the INFO button for an
additional three seconds will make the radio display the
Song Title all of the time (press and hold again to return
to normal display).
MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
seconds will allow the program format type to be selected.
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music
RW/FF
type.
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type
causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next
direction of the arrows.
channel with the same selected Music Type name.
TUNE Control (Rotary)
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel.
exited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
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You may add a second channel to each pushbutton by
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
following items:
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2. This
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/
allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into
SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
pushbutton memory. The channels stored in SET 2
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
Sirius subscription.
twice.
SET Button – To Set the Pushbutton Memory
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
When you are receiving a channel that you wish to
button number will display.
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window. Buttons 1 - 6
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
and press and release that button. If a button is not commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET butOperating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone (If
ton, the channel will continue to play but will not be
Equipped)
stored into pushbutton memory.
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
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KICKER姞 HIGH PERFORMANCE SOUND SYSTEM
WITH DRIVER-SELECTABLE SURROUND (DSS) –
IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle is equipped with a state of the art audio
amplifier that provides 5.1-channel surround sound from
any stereo audio source. Anew feature of the KICKER威
audio system offers the ability to choose surround sound
for any audio source or video source.
“Video Surround” is optimized for rear-seat passengers
watching a video, and “Audio Surround” is optimized
for front-seat passengers for any audio source. This
surround effect is available for audio from any source –
AM/FM/CD/ Satellite Radio or Video / Video / AUX –
and is activated through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Driver-Selectable Surround
Sound (DSS)” under “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)”.
DSS modes for audio sources are “Stereo” and “Audio
Surround,” which is surround sound equalized for the
front seat occupants. The “Video Surround” mode is
described under “KICKER威 Mobile Surround (KMS1).威”
Please note that DSS effects are dependent on the mix of
the original recording. Some audio will sound better in
DSS modes, others in Stereo mode.
When in “Audio Surround” mode, balance is set automatically. Fader control is available to add more surround audio if desired.
The removable subwoofer is located in the rear cargo
area, and is fastened in place using the child restraint
anchors, located on the left rear passenger seatback.
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Installing The Subwoofer
1. Lower the left rear passenger seat.
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2. Align the left outside edge of the subwoofer with the
outside edge of the inner cargo tie down hook.
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3. Slide the subwoofer toward the front of the vehicle so Removing The Subwoofer
that the rear edge lines up with the end of the load floor.
1. Lower the left rear passenger seat.
4. Connect the electrical connector.
2. Disconnect the electrical connector.
5. Fold the left rear passenger seat rearward into the
3. Remove the subwoofer.
upright position. The rear tether anchors should engage
the hooks located on the back of the subwoofer.
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REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to
access the switches.
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The right-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
pushbutton in the center and controls the volume and
mode of the sound system. Pressing the top of the rocker
switch will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom
of the rocker switch will decrease the volume.
Pressing the center button will make the radio switch
between the various modes available (AM/FM/TAPE/
CD, etc.).
The left-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
pushbutton in the center. The function of the left-hand
control is different depending on which mode you are in.
The following describes the left-hand control operation in
each mode.
Remote Sound System Controls (Back View Of Steering
Wheel)
Radio Operation
Pressing the top of the switch will “Seek” up for the next
listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch
will “Seek” down for the next listenable station.
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The button located in the center of the left-hand control CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
will tune to the next preset station that you have pro- To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following
precautions:
grammed in the radio preset pushbutton.
CD Player
Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once
will go to the beginning of the current track, or to the
beginning of the previous track if it is within one second
after the current track begins to play.
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
surface.
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
wiping from center to edge.
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratching the disc.
If you press the switch up or down twice, it plays the
second track; three times, it will play the third, etc.
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners,
or anti-static sprays.
The center button on the left side rocker switch has no
function for a single-disc CD player. However, when a 5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
multiple-disc CD player is equipped on the vehicle, the
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
center button will select the next available CD in the
player.
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
too high.
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NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular disc, it may be damaged (i.e., scratched, reflective
coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
good disc before considering disc player service.
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CLIMATE CONTROLS
Automatic Temperature Control
The Automatic Temperature Control System automatically maintains the interior comfort level desired by the
driver and passenger.
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
Under certain conditions, the cellular phone being on in
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
by relocating the cellular phone antenna. This condition
is not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance
does not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
turned down or off during cellular phone operation.
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NOTE: The numbers on the temperature dial represent You will experience the greatest efficiency by simply
a comfort setting when the Mode knob is set to AUTO, allowing the system to function automatically. Selecting
the OFF (O) position on the blower control knob stops the
and not the actual air temperature.
system completely.
Turn the mode control (on the right) knob to AUTO, and
then turn the blower control (on the left) knob to either NOTE: The temperature setting can be adjusted at any
LO AUTO or HI AUTO. The LO AUTO position should time without affecting automatic control operation. Howbe used for front seat occupants only. The HI AUTO ever, if the driver and/or passenger temperature knobs
position should be used when more airflow is desired, or are set to the full hot or full cold positions, the air
when rear seat occupants are present. Dial in the comfort temperature out of the ducts will be full hot or full cold
setting you would like the system to maintain by rotating respectively. With the temperature setting in these posithe driver’s or passenger’s control knob. Once the com- tions, the system does not attempt automatic comfort
fort level is selected, the system will maintain that level control.
automatically using the heating system. Should the deThe air conditioning in this system is ausired comfort level require air conditioning, the system
tomatic. Pressing this button while in
will automatically make the adjustment.
Air
AUTO mode will cause the LED to flash
Conditioning three times and remain off. This indicates
that the system is in AUTO and requesting the air
conditioning is not necessary.
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The system will automatically control re- • Under certain conditions (after the vehicle is turned
circulation. However, pressing this butoff) the climate control system may recalibrate and a
ton will temporarily put the system in
noise may be heard for 20 seconds. This is part of
“Recirculation”
mode.
This
can
be
used
normal operation.
Recirculation
when outside conditions such as smoke,
• Most of the time, when in Automatic operation, you
odors, dust, or high humidity are present. This will cause
can temporarily put the system into Recirculation
the LED to illuminate.
mode by pressing the “Recirculation” button. However, under certain conditions in automatic the system
NOTE:
• The surface of the climate control panel, and the top
is blowing air out of the defrost vents. When these
center of the instrument panel should be kept free of
conditions are present, and the “Recirculation” button
debris due to the climate control sensor’s location.
is pressed, the indicator will flash and remain off. This
Mud on the windshield may also cause poor operation
tells you that you are unable to go into Recirculation
of this system.
mode at this time. If you would like to go to Recirculation mode, you must first move your mode knob to
• To provide you with maximum comfort in the autoPanel, Panel/Floor, or Floor, then press the “Recircumatic mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will
lation” button. This feature will reduce the possibility
remain off until the engine warms up. However, the
of window fogging.
fan will engage immediately if the defrost mode is
selected or if you manually select a blower speed.
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NOTE:
Manual Operation
This system offers a full complement of manual override • For vehicles equipped with Remote Start, the climate
features which consist of Blower Preferred Automatic,
controls will not function during Remote Start operaMode Preferred Automatic with Manual Air Temperature
tion if the blower control is left in the “O” (Off)
Control, and Manual. This means the customer can
position.
override the blower, mode, and disable the Automatic
• Please read the Automatic Temperature Control OpTemperature Control completely.
eration Chart below for details.
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NOTE: Regardless of the type of operation, when a NOTE: The defrost mode is not automatically selected.
temperature knob is set to the full clockwise or full It must be manually selected, when desired.
counterclockwise position, the system will deliver full
Defrost/Floor
hot or full cold air out of the ducts, respectively.
Air flows through the front and rear floor outlets
The operator can override the AUTO mode setting and
and the outlets at the base of the windshield. Air is
also directed to the front door windows through the
select the direction of the air by rotating the right mode
knob to one of the following positions. When the Mode is side window demister grilles. Some airflow is delivered
set to any position other than AUTO, the automatic to the floor while in defrost so that comfort can be
control of air temperature is disabled. The user must maintained.
adjust the temperature knobs to obtain the desired temFloor
perature.
Air flows through the floor outlets located under
the instrument panel and into the rear seating area
Defrost
Air is directed to the windshield through the through vents under the front seats. Some airflow is
outlets at the base of the windshield. Air is also delivered to defrost while in floor mode, so that comfort
directed to the front door windows through the side can be maintained.
window demister grilles. Some airflow is delivered to the
floor while in defrost so that comfort can be maintained.
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Bi-Level
Air flows both through the outlets located in the
instrument panel and those located on the floor. Air
flows through the registers in the back of the center
console, and under the front seats to the rear seat
passengers. These registers can be closed to block airflow.
The center console outlets deliver conditioned air while
the floor outlets deliver heated air.
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outlets selected on the mode control dial. The button
includes an LED that illuminates when manual operation
is selected.
NOTE: To manually control the air conditioning, the
mode selector must be moved out of the AUTO position.
Recirculation
This button can be used to block out smoke,
odors, dust, high humidity, or if rapid cooling
Panel
is desired. The “Recirculation” mode should
Air flows through the outlets located in the instruonly be used temporarily. The button includes
ment panel. Air flows through the registers in the
an LED that illuminates, which indicates that the “Recirback of the center console to the rear seat passengers.
culation” mode is active. You may use this feature
These registers can be closed to block airflow.
separately.
Air Conditioning
NOTE: Extended use of recirculation may cause the
Press this button to turn the air conditioning on
windows to fog. If the interior of the windows begins to
and off during manual operation only. Condifog, press the “Recirculate” button to return to outside
tioned outside air is then directed through the
air. Some temperature/humidity conditions will cause
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captured interior air to condense on windows and hamper visibility. For this reason, the system will not allow
“Recirculation” mode to be selected while in the defrost
or defrost/floor modes. Attempting to use Recirculation
while in these modes will cause the LED in the button to
blink and then turn off.
Operating Tips
Window Fogging
Windows will fog on the inside when the humidity inside
the vehicle is high. This often occurs in mild or cool
temperatures when it’s rainy or humid. In most cases,
turning the air conditioning (pressing the snowflake
button) on will clear the fog. Adjust the temperature
control, air direction, and blower speed to maintain
comfort.
blower speeds will reduce fogging. Interior fogging on
the windshield can be quickly removed by selecting the
defrost mode.
Regular cleaning of the inside of the windows with a
non-filming cleaning solution (vinegar and water works
very well) will help prevent contaminates (cigarette
smoke, perfumes, etc.) from sticking to the windows.
Contaminates increase the rate of window fogging.
Summer Operation
Air conditioned vehicles must be protected with a high
quality antifreeze coolant, during the summer, to provide
proper corrosion protection and to raise the boiling point
of the coolant for protection against overheating. A 50 %
concentration is recommended. Refer to Recommended
Fluids and Genuine Parts for the proper coolant type.
As the temperature gets colder, it may be necessary to When using the air conditioner in extremely heavy
direct air onto the windshield. Adjust the temperature traffic, in hot weather, especially when towing a trailer,
control and blower speed to maintain comfort. Higher
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additional engine cooling may be required. If this situation is encountered, operate the transmission in a lower
gear to increase engine RPM, coolant flow and fan speed.
When stopped in heavy traffic, it may be necessary to
shift into NEUTRAL (N) and press the accelerator
slightly for fast idle operation to increase coolant flow
and fan speed.
Your air conditioning system is also equipped with an
automatic recirculation system. When the system senses
a heavy load or high heat conditions, it may use partial
Recirculation A/C mode to provide additional comfort.
Winter Operation
When operating the system during the winter months,
make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of ice, slush, snow, or other
obstructions.
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Vacation Storage
Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
(i.e. vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the fresh
air and high blower setting. This will ensure adequate
system lubrication to minimize the possibility of compressor damage when the system is started again.
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Operating Tips Chart
STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
▫ Normal Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
▫ Extreme Cold Weather
(Below ⫺20°F Or ⫺29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
▫ Brake/Transmission Interlock Manual
Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
▫ Five–Speed Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . 242
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
▫ Rocking The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
䡵 AutoStick威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
䡵 Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . 241
䡵 Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
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▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
䡵 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . 266
䡵 Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . 267
䡵 Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . 255
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . 268
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . 255 䡵 Tires — General Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . 255
▫ Run Flat Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
▫ Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . 257
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
▫ Electronic Stability Program (ESP) . . . . . . . . 257
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . 275
▫ Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
▫ Radial-Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
▫ ESP/BAS Warning Light And ESP/TCS
Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
䡵 Tire Safety Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
STARTING AND OPERATING
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
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▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
䡵 Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . 278 䡵 Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
䡵 Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . 279
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
▫ Premium System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 288
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 䡵 Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
䡵 Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
▫ 6.1L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
▫ Trailer Towing Weights
(Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . 293
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
▫ E85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . 284
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
▫ Trailer And Trailer Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . 293
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
䡵 Recreational Towing
(Behind Motorhome, Etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
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STARTING PROCEDURES
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust the
inside and outside mirrors, fasten your seat belt, and if
present, instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat
belts.
WARNING!
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the key
fob in the ignition switch. A child could operate
power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
• Do not leave animals or children inside parked
vehicles in hot weather; interior heat buildup may
cause serious injury or death.
Normal Starting
Tip Start
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the
accelerator pedal.
Do not press the accelerator. Use the Fob with Integrated
Key to briefly turn the ignition switch to the START
position and release it as soon as the starter engages. The
starter motor will continue to run, and it will disengage
automatically when the engine is running. If the engine
fails to start, the starter will disengage automatically in
10 seconds. If this occurs, turn the ignition switch to the
LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the
“Normal Starting” procedure.
STARTING AND OPERATING
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 liquids into
the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to
start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire
causing serious personal injury.
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WARNING! (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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If the engine fails to start after you have followed the AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” proceCAUTION!
dures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel, push
the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it.
Damage to the transmission may occur if the followThen, turn the ignition switch to the START position and
ing precautions are not observed:
release it as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor
will disengage automatically in 10 seconds. Once this • Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
occurs, release the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition
•
Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the
switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then
vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine
repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
is at idle speed.
• Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK, or NEUTRAL
CAUTION!
into any forward gear when the engine is above
To prevent damage to the starter, wait 10 to 15 secidle speed.
onds before trying again.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.
After Starting
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
decrease as the engine warms up.
STARTING AND OPERATING
WARNING!
It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK or
NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than idle
speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake pedal,
the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in
reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when the
engine is idling normally and when your foot is
firmly on the brake pedal.
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Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift
Interlock System (BTSI) that holds the shift lever in the
PARK position when the ignition switch is in the LOCK
position. To move the shift lever out of the PARK
position, the ignition switch must be turned to either the
ON or START position (engine running or not) and the
brake pedal must be pressed.
Brake/Transmission Interlock Manual Override
Your vehicle may be equipped with a shift lock manual
override. The manual override may be used in the event
Key Ignition Park Interlock
that the shift lever should fail to move from PARK with
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Interthe ignition switch in the ON position and the brake
lock which requires the shift lever to be placed in PARK
pedal pressed. To operate the shift lock manual override,
prior to rotating the ignition switch to the LOCK posiperform the following steps:
tion. The key fob can only be removed from the ignition
switch when the ignition switch is in the LOCK position 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not
start the engine.
and once removed the shift lever is locked in PARK.
2. Firmly set the parking brake.
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3. Using a flat blade screwdriver, carefully remove the 6. Move the shift lever into the NEUTRAL position.
shift lock manual override cover which is located on the
7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
PRNDL bezel.
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal. Have your vehicle inspected by your local authorized
dealer, if the shift lock manual override has been used.
5. Using the screwdriver, reach into the manual override
Five–Speed Automatic Transmission
opening. Press and hold the shift lock lever down.
The electronically controlled transmission provides a
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
vehicle, may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
hundred miles/kilometers.
Interlock Manual Override
STARTING AND OPERATING
WARNING!
It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK or
NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than idle
speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake pedal,
the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in
reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when the
engine is idling normally and when your foot is
firmly on the brake pedal.
Gear Ranges
NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating.
This is especially important when the engine is cold. If
there is a need to restart the engine, be sure to turn the
ignition switch to the LOCK position before restarting.
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Transmission gear engagement may be delayed after
restarting the engine if the ignition switch is not turned to
the LOCK position first.
PARK
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
Never use PARK while the vehicle is in motion. Apply
the parking brake when leaving the vehicle in this range.
Always apply the parking brake first, then place the shift
lever into the PARK position.
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WARNING!
Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in and near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, you should apply
the park brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
and remove the key fob from the ignition switch.
Once the key fob is removed from the ignition
switch, the shift lever is locked in the PARK position,
securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
Furthermore, you should never leave children unattended inside a vehicle.
NEUTRAL
This range is used when vehicle is standing for prolonged periods with engine running. Engine may be
started in this range. Set the parking brake if you must
leave the vehicle.
DRIVE
This range should only be selected when the vehicle is at
a complete stop and the brakes are firmly applied. The
transmission automatically upshifts through fifth gear.
The DRIVE position provides optimum driving characteristics under all normal operating conditions. For additional shifting information, refer to “AutoStick威” in
“Starting and Operating” for further information.
Rocking the Vehicle
REVERSE
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Use only If the vehicle becomes stuck in snow, sand, or mud, it can
often be moved by a rocking motion. Move the shift lever
after the vehicle has come to a complete stop.
between DRIVE and REVERSE, while applying slight
pressure to the accelerator.
STARTING AND OPERATING
NOTE: The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and
Traction Control (if equipped) should be turned OFF
before attempting to rock the vehicle. Refer to “Electronic
Brake Control System” in “Starting and Operating” for
further information.
The least amount of accelerator pedal pressure to maintain the rocking motion without spinning the wheels or
racing the engine is most effective. Racing the engine or
spinning the wheels, due to the frustration of not freeing
the vehicle, 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.
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CAUTION!
When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by moving between
DRIVE and REVERSE, do not spin the wheels faster
than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain damage may
result.
AUTOSTICK姞
AutoStick威 is a driver-interactive transmission that offers
manual gear shifting capability to provide the driver
with more control. AutoStick威 allows the driver to increase engine braking ability, control upshift and downshift points, and enhance the driving experience. This
system can also provide the driver with more control
during passing, city driving, mountain driving, trailer
towing, and many other situations.
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Operation
By placing the shift lever in the DRIVE position, the shift
lever can be moved from side to side. This allows the
driver to engage the AutoStick威 mode. Moving the shift
lever to the right (+) or the left (-) will engage the
AutoStick威 mode. In normal driving mode (Boxed “D”
displayed in the PRNDL), moving the shift lever to the
right (+) will engage the AutoStick威 mode putting the
transmission in the currently engaged gear. Moving the
shift lever to the Left (-) will engage the AutoStick威 mode
and downshift the transmission one gear. For example, if
the transmission is in Drive mode (a boxed ⬙D⬙ is
displayed in the cluster) and is operating in third gear,
tapping the shift lever to the right (+) will engage
AutoStick威 mode (while remaining in third gear) and a
boxed ⬙3⬙ will be displayed in the cluster. Tapping the
shift lever to the left (-) would also engage AutoStick威
mode, but would force a downshift to second gear, and
display a boxed ⬙2⬙ in the cluster.⬙ Once AutoStick威 mode
is engaged, a move to the right (+) or left (-) will trigger
a upshift (+) or trigger a downshift (-).
NOTE: In the AutoStick威 mode, the transmission will
shift up and down when left or right (D-/D+) is manually selected by the driver.
The transmission will not allow a downshift if the
downshift would result in an engine overspeed condition. The transmission will always allow a upshift from
first to second gear, however 2nd - 3rd, 3rd - 4th, and 4th
– 5th upshifts will not be allowed if the vehicle speed is
too low to maintain operation in the selected gear. The
transmission will automatically downshift as the vehicle
slows to a stop (to prevent engine lugging) and will
display the current gear. After a stop, the driver should
manually upshift (D+) the transmission as the vehicle is
accelerated.
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When in the AutoStick威 mode, as the engine RPM nears
the engine maximum speed, an “UPSHIFT” message will
appear in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) portion of your instrument cluster. This message
appears in order to alert the driver that the engine speed
is approaching it’s maximum value and a upshift to the
next gear is required. In the event that the driver does not
upshift, the engine control system will automatically do it
for the driver. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
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Hold the shift lever to the right for at least one second to
disengage AutoStick威. The transmission will now operate automatically; shifting between the five available
gears.
General Information
• You can start out in first or second gear. The system
will ignore attempts to upshift at too low of a vehicle
speed.
• The transmission will automatically downshift to first
gear when coming to a stop. Tapping the shift lever to
the D+ position (at a stop) will allow starting in second
Shifting into or out of the AutoStick威 mode can be done
gear. After starting, the driver should continue to
at any time without taking your foot off the accelerator
manually upshift (D+) as the vehicle is accelerated.
pedal. When the driver wishes to engage AutoStick威,
simply move the shift lever to the left or right (D-/D+)
• Starting out in second gear is helpful in snowy or icy
position while in DRIVE.
conditions.
• Avoid using speed control when AutoStick威 is engaged.
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• The transmission will automatically shift up when NOTE:
maximum engine speed is reached while AutoStick威 is • Increased noise levels at the end of the steering wheel
travel are considered normal and do not indicate that
engaged.
there is a problem with the power steering system.
• Transmission shifting will be more noticeable when
• Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steerAutoStick威 is engaged.
ing pump may make noise for a short amount of time.
POWER STEERING
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering
The standard power steering system will give you good
system. This noise should be considered normal, and it
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
does not in any way damage the steering system.
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
steering capability if power assist is lost.
WARNING!
If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will
still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions, you will observe a substantial increase in steering
effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
Continued operation with reduced power steering
assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others.
Service should be obtained as soon as possible.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
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.
Do not use Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF), or
other types of power steering fluids, when servicing
the power steering system of this vehicle. Damage to
the power steering system can result from the use of
the wrong power steering fluid.
Power Steering Fluid Check
The power steering system requires the use of MOPAR威
Hydraulic System Power Steering Fluid or equivalent,
which meets Chrysler Material Standard MS-10838.
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your power steering
system as the chemicals can damage your power
steering components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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WARNING!
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and
with the engine off to prevent injury from moving
parts and to ensure accurate fluid level reading. Do
not overfill. Use only manufacturers recommended
power steering fluid.
possible. To release the parking brake, pull the lever up
slightly, press the center button, then lower the lever
completely.
If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated
level. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all
surfaces.
PARKING BRAKE
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied and place the shift lever in the
PARK position.
Parking Brake
The parking brake lever is located in the center console. When the parking brake is applied with the ignition
To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up as firmly as switch in the ON position, the “Brake Warning Light” in
the instrument cluster will illuminate.
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NOTE:
• When the parking brake is applied vehicle speed is
detected, the light will flash and 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.
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WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for
the parking brake. Always apply the parking
brake fully when parked to guard against vehicle
movement and possible injury or damage.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured.
• Do not leave the key fob in the ignition switch. A
child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving; failure to do so can lead to brake
failure and an accident.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle, or it may roll and cause damage
or injury. Also be certain to leave the transmission
in PARK. Failure to do so may allow the vehicle to
roll and cause damage or injury.
CAUTION!
If the “Brake Warning Light” remains on with the
parking brake released, a brake system malfunction
is indicated. Have the brake system serviced by an
authorized dealer immediately.
computer to modulate hydraulic pressure to prevent
wheel lock-up and help avoid skidding on slippery
surfaces.
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and
type and tires must be properly inflated to produce
accurate signals for the computer.
WARNING!
Significant over or under inflation of tires can lead to
loss of braking effectiveness.
The Anti-Lock Brake System conducts a low-speed selftest at about 12 mph (20 km/h). If you have your foot
lightly on the brake while this test is occurring you may
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
feel slight pedal movement. The movement can be more
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is designed to aid the apparent on ice and snow. This is normal.
driver in maintaining vehicle control under adverse
braking conditions. The system operates with a separate
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The Anti-Lock Brake System pump motor runs during
the self-test at 12 mph (20 km/h) and during an ABS stop.
The pump motor makes a low humming noise during
operation, which is normal.
WARNING!
• Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to an accident.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need
to slow down or stop.
• The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) cannot prevent
the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase braking or steering
efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition
of the vehicle brakes and tires or the traction
afforded.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• The ABS cannot prevent accidents, including
those resulting from excessive speed in turns,
following another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver
can prevent accidents.
• The capabilities of an ABS equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety
or the safety of others.
CAUTION!
The Anti-Lock Brake System is subject to possible
detrimental effects of electronic interference caused
by improperly installed after-market radios or telephones.
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NOTE: During severe braking conditions, a pulsing
sensation may occur and a clicking noise will be heard.
This is normal, indicating that the Anti-Lock Brake
System is functioning.
WARNING!
To use your brakes and accelerator more safely,
follow these tips:
• Do not “ride” the brakes by resting your foot on
the pedal. This could overheat the brakes and
result in unpredictable braking action, longer
stopping distances, or brake damage.
• When descending mountains or hills, repeated
braking can cause brake fade with loss of braking
control. Avoid repeated heavy braking by downshifting the transmission or locking out overdrive
whenever possible.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Engines may idle at higher speeds during warmup, which could cause rear wheels to spin and
result in loss of vehicle control. Be especially
careful while driving on slippery roads, in closequarter maneuvering, parking or stopping.
• Do not drive too fast for road conditions, especially when roads are wet or slushy. A wedge of
water can build up between the tire tread and the
road. This hydroplaning action can cause loss of
traction, braking ability, and control.
• After going through deep water or a car wash,
brakes may become wet, resulting in decreased
performance and unpredictable braking action.
Dry the brakes by gentle, intermittent pedal action
while driving at very slow speeds.
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ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
brake control system that includes Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), Brake Assist
System (BAS), Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), and
Electronic Stability Program (ESP). All five of these
systems work together to enhance vehicle stability and
control in various driving conditions.
Also, your vehicle is equipped with Trailer Sway Control
(TSC).
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 and
help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking.
Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System” in “Starting and
Operating” for further information.
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WARNING!
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) cannot prevent
the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by
prevailing road conditions. ABS cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed
in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ABSequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the
user’s safety or the safety of others.
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
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stability. A feature of the TCS system functions similar to
a limited slip differential and controls the wheel spin
across a driven axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is
spinning faster than the other, the system will apply the
brake of the spinning wheel. This will allow more engine
torque to be applied to the wheel that is not spinning.
This feature remains active even if TCS and ESP are in the
“ESP Partial Off” mode. Refer to “Electronic Stability
Program (ESP)” in this section for more information.
Brake Assist System (BAS)
The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The
system detects an emergency braking situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake application and then
applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help
reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the
anti-lock brake system (ABS). Applying the brakes very
quickly results in the best BAS assistance. To receive the
benefit of the system, you must apply continuous braking pressure during the stopping sequence (do not
“pump” the brakes). Do not reduce brake pedal pressure
unless braking is no longer desired. Once the brake pedal
is released, the BAS is deactivated.
WARNING!
The Brake Assist System (BAS) cannot prevent the
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle,
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing
road conditions. BAS cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in
turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
prevent accidents. The capabilities of a BASequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the
user’s safety or the safety of others.
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Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
This system anticipates the potential for wheel lift by
monitoring the driver’s steering wheel input and the
speed of the vehicle. When ERM determines that the rate
of change of the steering wheel angle and vehicles speed
are sufficient to potentially cause wheel lift, it 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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WARNING!
Many factors, such as vehicle loading, road conditions and driving conditions, influence the chance
that wheel lift or rollover may occur. ERM cannot
prevent all wheel lift or rollovers, especially those
that involve leaving the roadway or striking objects
or other vehicles. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful
driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an
ERM-equipped vehicle must never be exploited in a
reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of others.
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
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
conditions, leaving the roadway or striking objects or
other vehicles.
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESP corrects for over/under steering of the vehicle by applying
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the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the over/under steer condition. Engine power
may also be reduced to help the vehicle maintain the
desired path.
ESP uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle
path intended by the driver and compares it to the actual
path of the vehicle. When the actual path does not match
the intended path, ESP applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or
understeer condition.
• Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
The “ESP/TCS Indicator Light” in the instrument cluster
will start to flash as soon as the tires lose traction and the
ESP system becomes active. The “ESP/TCS Indicator
Light” also flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESP/TCS
Indicator Light” begins to flash during acceleration, ease
up on the accelerator and apply as little throttle as
possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and driving to the
prevailing road conditions.
WARNING!
The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by
prevailing road conditions. ESP cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed
in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ESPequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the
user’s safety or the safety of others.
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The ESP system has two available operating modes.
On
This is the normal operating mode for ESP. Whenever the
vehicle is started, the ESP system will be in this “On”
mode. This mode should be used for most driving
situations. ESP should only be turned to “Partial Off”
mode for specific reasons as noted below.
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turn ESP on again, momentarily press the ⬙ESP OFF”
switch. This will restore the normal “ESP On” mode of
operation.
Partial Off
This mode is entered by momentarily pressing the ⬙ESP
OFF” switch. When in “Partial Off⬙ mode, the TCS
portion of ESP, except for the “limited slip” feature
described in the TCS section, has been disabled and the
“ESP/TCS Indicator Light” will be illuminated. All other
stability features of ESP function normally. This mode is
intended to be used if the vehicle is in deep snow, sand,
ESP OFF Switch
or gravel conditions and more wheel spin than ESP NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
would normally allow is required to gain traction. To with snow chains, or starting off in deep snow, sand, or
gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “ESP Partial
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Off” mode by pressing the “ESP OFF” switch. Once the
situation requiring ESP to be switched to the “ESP Partial
Off” mode is overcome, turn ESP back on by momentarily pressing the “ESP OFF” switch. This may be done
while the vehicle is in motion.
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
TSC uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize an excessively swaying trailer and will take the appropriate
actions to attempt to stop the sway. The system may
reduce engine power and apply the brake of the appropriate wheel(s) to counteract the sway of the trailer. TSC
will become active automatically once an excessively
swaying trailer is recognized. No driver action is required. Note that TSC cannot stop all trailers from
swaying. Always use caution when towing a trailer and
follow the tongue weight recommendations. Refer to
“Trailer Towing” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information. When TSC is functioning, the “ESP/TCS
Indicator Light” will flash, the engine power may be
reduced and you may feel the brakes being applied to
individual wheels to attempt to stop the trailer from
swaying. TSC is disabled when the ESP system is in the
“Partial Off” mode.
WARNING!
If TSC activates while driving, slow the vehicle
down, stop at the nearest safe location, and adjust the
trailer load to eliminate trailer sway.
ESP/BAS Warning Light and ESP/TCS Indicator
Light
The malfunction indicator lamp for the ESP is
combined with the BAS indicator. The “ESP/
BAS Warning Light” and the “ESP/TCS Indicator Light” in the instrument cluster both
come on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position. They should both go out with the engine
running.
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If the “ESP/BAS Warning Light” comes on • Each time the ignition switch is turned to the ON
continuously with the engine running, a malposition, the ESP System will be ON even if it was
function has been detected in either the ESP or
turned off previously.
the BAS system, or both. If this light remains on
• The ESP Control System will make buzzing or clicking
after several ignition switch cycles, and the vehicle has
sounds when it is active. This is normal; the sounds
been driven several miles at speeds greater than 30 mph
will stop when ESP becomes inactive following the
(48 km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon as possible
maneuver that caused the ESP activation.
to have the problem diagnosed and corrected.
NOTE:
• The “ESP/TCS Indicator Light” and the “ESP/BAS
Warning Light” will come on momentarily each time
the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.
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TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Tire Markings
NOTE:
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
• LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric
tires is the same as for P-Metric tires except for the
letters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: LT235/85R16.
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• Temporary spare tires are high-pressure compact • High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
spares designed for temporary emergency use only.
standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
Tires designed to this standard have the letter “T”
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: T145/80D18 103M.
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Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T = Temporary spare tire
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
— Ratio of section height to section width of tire
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
R = Construction code
— ⬙R⬙ means radial construction
—⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
— A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
H = Speed Symbol
— A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding
to its load index under certain operating conditions
— The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under
specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and
posted speed limits)
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire
Light Load = Light load tire
C, D, E = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load — Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure — Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for
this tire
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Tire Identification Number (TIN)
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire,
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the
date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard
side of the tire.
EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
— This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards and is approved for highway use
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
—03 means the 3rd week.
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
—01 means the year 2001
— Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the
year in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
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Tire Terminology and Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Inflation Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
The vehicle B-Pillar is a structural member of the body located
between the front and rear door (of a four-door vehicle) running
from the sill to the roof.
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 max inflation pressure is
molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tire inflation pressure as
shown on the tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle showing the
vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire size and the
recommended inflation pressure.
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Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
Tire and Loading Information Placard
Tire Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed
on the driver’s side B-Pillar.
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
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit
inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading 1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occuInformation placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section pants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or XXX kg”
of this manual.
on your vehicle’s placard.
3) tire size designed for your vehicle
4) cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
spare tires.
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
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4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of NOTE:
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX” • The following table shows examples on how to calculate total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities
amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will be five
of your vehicle with varying seating configurations
150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the amount of
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
(295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – 750 = 650 lbs
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
[295 kg]).
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo • For the following example, the combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely
(392 kg).
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!
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.
Do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h) if the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” is illuminated. Vehicle
handling and braking may be reduced. You could
have an accident and be severely or fatally injured.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Run Flat Tires
This vehicle is equipped with run flat tires. Although the
tires are designed with a “run flat” feature that allows the
vehicle to be driven about 50 miles (80 km) at 55 mph
(88 km/h), immediate service should be obtained.
NOTE: The “run flat” feature eliminates the need for a
spare tire or jack. This vehicle is not equipped with either
a spare tire or jack.
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
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Safety
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause accidents.
• Under inflation increases tire flexing and can
result in over-heating and tire failure.
• Over inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion
shock. Objects on the road and chuck holes can
cause damage that results in tire failure.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle.
• Overinflated or under inflated tires can affect
vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting
in loss of vehicle control.
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to
the right or left.
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Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for
earlier tire replacement. Under inflation also increases
tire rolling resistance and results in higher fuel
consumption.
Ride Comfort and Vehicle Stability
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Over inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable ride.
Both under inflation and over inflation affect the 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.
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Tire Inflation Pressures
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than
driver’s side “B” Pillar.
1 mile (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire
inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum inflaThe pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as
tion pressure molded into the tire side wall.
inspecting for signs of tire wear or visible damage at least
once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look temperature changes.
properly inflated even when they are under inflated.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
CAUTION!
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure always the Winter.
reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent moisExample: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
ture and dirt from entering the valve stem, which
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
could damage the valve stem.
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
outside temperature condition.
“cold tire inflation pressure”. Cold tire inflation pressure
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Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
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WARNING!
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious accident. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above
75 mph (120 km/h).
Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
Radial-Ply Tires
loading may be required for high speed vehicle operation. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire
WARNING!
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
and cold tire inflation pressures.
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
poorly. The instability could cause an accident. Always use radial tires in sets of four. Never combine
them with other types of tires.
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Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in Tread Wear Indicators
the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
to help you in determining when your tires should be
dealer for radial tire repairs.
replaced.
Tire Spinning
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h).
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h) when you are stuck, and do not let
anyone near a spinning wheel no matter what the
speed.
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
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These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread Keep unmounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
becomes 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the with oil, grease and gasoline.
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced.
Replacement Tires
Life of Tire
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
factors including but not limited to:
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equiva• Driving style
lent to the originals in size, quality and performance
• Tire pressure
when replacement is needed (see the paragraph on tread
wear indicators). Refer to the Tire and Loading Informa• Distance driven
tion placard for the size designation of your tire. The
service description and load identification will be found
WARNING!
on the original equipment tire. Failure to use equivalent
All tires should be replaced after six years, regardless replacement tires may adversely affect the safety, hanof the remaining tread. Failure to follow this warning dling, and ride of your vehicle. We recommend that you
contact your original equipment or an authorized tire
can result in sudden tire failure. You could lose control
dealer with any questions you may have on tire specifiand have an accident resulting in serious injury.
cations or capability.
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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
an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
Use only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or
capacity, other than what was originally equipped
on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load
index could result in tire overloading and failure.
You could lose control and have an accident.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
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CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Do not rotate the tires as the wider rear tires will not fit
on the front of the vehicle.
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• Various Tire Pressure Monitoring System Messages,
which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC), and a graphic displaying tire pressures
Premium System
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to • Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
readings to the Receiver Module.
illuminate in the instrument cluster, and an audible chime will be activated when one or more of
NOTE: It is particularly important, for you to check the
tire pressure in all of your tires regularly and to maintain the four active road tire pressures are low. In addition, the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will display
the proper pressure.
one or more Low Pressure messages (Left Front, Left
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) consists of the
Rear, Right Front, Right Rear) for three seconds, and a
following components:
graphic display of the pressure value(s) with the low
• Receiver Module
tire(s) flashing. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
• 4 Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
Panel” for further information.
• 3 Trigger Modules (mounted in three of the four wheel
wells)
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NOTE: Your system can be set to display pressure units The system will automatically update, the graphic disin PSI, kPa, or BAR.
play of the pressure value(s) will stop flashing, and the
“Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will extinguish
once the updated tire pressure(s) have been received. The
vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this information.
Check TPM System Message
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash
on and off for 75 seconds, and remain on solid when a
system fault is detected. The system fault will also sound
a chime. The EVIC will display a “CHECK TPM SYSTEM” message for three seconds. This text message is
then followed by a graphic display, with “- -“ in place of
the pressure value(s) indicating which Tire Pressure
Should a low tire condition occur on any of the four
Monitoring Sensor(s) is not being received.
active road tire(s), you should stop as soon as possible,
and inflate the low tire(s) that is flashing on the graphic NOTE: Your system can be set to display pressure units
display to the vehicle’s recommended cold tire pressure. in PSI, kPa, or BAR.
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1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
facilities emitting the same Radio Frequencies as the TPM
sensors.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
3. Lots of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel
housings.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
no longer exists, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light” will no longer flash, the ⬙CHECK TPM SYSTEM⬙
text message will not be present, and a pressure value
will be displayed instead of dashes. A system fault can
occur by any of the following scenarios:
In addition, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”
will turn OFF and the graphic in the EVIC will display a
new pressure value instead of dashes (- -), as long as no
tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning limit in
any of the four active road tires. The vehicle may need to
be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h)
in order for the TPMS to receive this information.
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General Information
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and
6.1L Engine
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
The 6.1L engine is designed to meet all
following conditions:
emissions regulations and provide excel• This device may not cause harmful interference.
lent fuel economy and performance when
using high-quality premium unleaded
• This device must accept any interference received,
gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or
including interference that may cause undesired
higher.
operation.
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
following licenses:
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such
United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KR5S120123 as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experiCanada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2671-S120123 ence these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline
before considering service for the vehicle.
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Over 40 auto manufacturers worldwide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the Worldwide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recommends the use of gasoline that meets the WWFC specifications, if they are available.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxygenates such as 10% ethanol, MTBE, and ETBE. Oxygenates are required in some areas of the country during the
winter months to reduce carbon monoxide emissions.
Fuels blended with these oxygenates may be used in
your vehicle.
Reformulated Gasoline
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
Reformulated gasoline contains oxygenates and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
CAUTION!
DO NOT use gasoline containing Methanol or E85
Ethanol. Use of these blends may result in starting
and driveability problems and may damage critical
fuel system components.
The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasoProblems that result from using methanol/gasoline or
line. Properly blended reformulated gasoline will proE85 ethanol blends are not the responsibility of the
vide excellent performance and durability of engine and
manufacturer. While MTBE is an oxygenate made from
fuel system components.
methanol, it does not have the negative effects of
Methanol.
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E85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
• disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the
Non-FFV vehicles are compatible with gasoline containengine controller memory
ing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher ethanol
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
content may void the vehicle’s warranty.
exposure to E85 fuel.
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E85
MMT In Gasoline
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms:
MMT is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline
• operate in a lean mode
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
• poor engine performance
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
• poor cold start and cold driveability
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
• increased risk for fuel system component corrosion
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
E85 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
• change the engine oil and oil filter
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can be used at levels higher than those allowed in the
United States. MMT is prohibited in Federal and California reformulated gasoline.
Materials Added to Fuel
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
conditions and they would result in additional cost.
Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the
fuel.
Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
• 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.
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NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control system can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can
kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as
a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the
vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine
running for more than a short period, adjust the
ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into
the vehicle.
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper
maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected
every time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired,
drive with all side windows fully open.
• Keep the liftgate/trunk closed when driving your
vehicle to prevent carbon monoxide and other
poisonous exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door, on the
driver’s side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or
damaged, be sure the replacement cap is for use with this
vehicle.
Fuel Filler Cap
• Damage to the fuel system or emission control
system could result from using an improper fuel
cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could let impurities into the fuel system. Also, a poorly fitting
after-market cap can cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to illuminate, due to fuel vapors
escaping from the system.
• A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the MIL to turn
on.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
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WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near
the vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the
tank filled.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is
in violation of most state and federal fire regulations and will cause the MIL to turn on.
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on
the ground while filling.
NOTE:
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel
tank is full.
• Tighten the gas cap about 1/4 turn until you hear one
click. This is an indication that cap is properly tightened.
• If the gas cap is not tighten properly, the MIL will
come on. Be sure the gas cap is tightened every time
the vehicle is refueled.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
“CHECK GASCAP” message will be displayed in the
EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information Center). Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Tighten the fuel filler cap until a “clicking” sound is
heard. This is an indication that the fuel filler cap is
properly tightened. Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic System” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information.
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TRAILER TOWING
In this section you will find safety tips and information
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer carefully review this information to tow your load as efficiently and
safely as possible.
WARNING!
• Do not tow when the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light” is illuminated. Failure to follow
this could result in loss of control and serious
injury.
• The tailpipes may be hot and you could be seriously injured if you come into contact with the
tailpipes.
To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
and recommendations in this manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
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Common Towing Definitions
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
you in understanding the following information:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
exceed the GVWR.
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or temporary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
ready for operation⬙ condition. The recommended way to
measure GTW is to put your fully loaded trailer on a
vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be
supported by the scale.
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Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
Tongue Weight (TW)
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the
and trailer when weighed in combination.
hitch ball by the trailer. In most cases it should not be less
than 10% or more than 15% of the trailer load. You must
NOTE: The GCWR rating includes a 150 lbs (68 kg)
consider this as part of the load on your vehicle.
allowance for the presence of a driver.
Frontal Area
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The frontal area is the maximum height and maximum
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
width of the front of a trailer.
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or Weight-Carrying Hitch
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
rear GAWR.
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
WARNING!
some other connecting point of the vehicle. These kind of
hitches are the most popular on the market today and
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
they are commonly used to tow small- and mediumfront or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
sized trailers.
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have an accident.
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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 an accident.
• Weight-distributing hitch 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.
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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.
Refer to the Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) chart for the Max. GTW towable for your
given drivetrain.
Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
Class
Max. Trailer Hitch Industry
Standards
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Class II - Medium
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
Duty
Class III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Class IV - Extra
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
Heavy Duty
Fifth Wheel/
Greater than 10,000 lbs
Gooseneck
(4 540 kg)
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings)” chart for the Maximum
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your given
drivetrain.
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on
your vehicle.
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain.
Engine/
Transmission
6.1L Automatic
GCWR (Gross Combined
Frontal Area
Max. GTW (Gross
Wt. Rating)
Trailer Wt.)
8,800 lbs (3 992 kg)
35 sq ft (3.25 sq m)
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds.
NOTE: The trailer tongue weight must be considered as
part of the combined weight of occupants and cargo, and
should never exceed the weight referenced on the Tire
and Loading Information placard. Refer to “Tire–Safety
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information.
Max. Trailer Tongue
Wt. (See Note)
308 lbs (140 kg)
Trailer and Trailer Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) on the tow hitch of your
vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the
rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side to side
which will cause loss of control of vehicle and trailer.
Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of
many trailer accidents.
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Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on Consider the following items when computing the
your trailer hitch.
weight on the front/rear axles of the vehicle:
• The trailer tongue weight of the trailer.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options, or dealer-installed options,
must be considered as part of the total load on your
vehicle. Refer to the “Tire and Loading Information
Placard” in “Tire Safety Information” for the maximum
combined weight of occupants and cargo for your
vehicle.
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Towing Requirements
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components the following guidelines are recommended:
CAUTION!
• Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles
(805 km) the new vehicle is driven. The engine,
axle or other parts could be damaged.
• Then, during the first 500 miles (805 km) that a
trailer is towed, do not drive over 50 mph
(80 km/h) and do not make starts at full throttle.
This helps the engine and other parts of the
vehicle wear in at the heavier loads.
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WARNING!
Improper towing can lead to an injury accident.
Follow these guidelines to make your trailer towing
as safe as possible:
• Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and will not shift during travel. When trailering
cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts
can occur that may be difficult for the driver to
control. You could lose control of your vehicle and
have an accident.
• When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not
overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can
cause a loss of control, poor performance or damage to brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering,
suspension, chassis structure or tires.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to
the hook retainers of the vehicle hitch. Cross the
chains under the trailer tongue and allow enough
slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on
the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle transmission
in PARK. Always, block or ⴖchockⴖ the trailer
wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized
(This requirement may limit the ability to always
achieve the 10% to 15% range of tongue weight as a
percentage of total trailer weight).
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Towing Requirements – Tires
− 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.
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− Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage − An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General
required when towing a trailer with electronically
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for proper
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
inspection procedure.
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
brake controller is not required.
− When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for proper tire − Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
1,000 lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher
load carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s
2,000 lbs (907 kg).
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.
CAUTION!
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
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WARNING!
• Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s
hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake
system and cause it to fail. You might not have
brakes when you need them and could have an
accident.
• Towing any trailer will increase your stopping
distance. When towing you should allow for additional space between your vehicle and the vehicle
in front of you. Failure to do so could result in an
accident.
Automatic Transmission
The DRIVE range can be selected when towing. However, if frequent shifting occurs while in this range, use
the AutoStick威 feature (D-) to select a lower gear range.
NOTE: Using a lower gear range while operating the
vehicle under heavy operating conditions will improve
performance and extend transmission life by reducing
excessive shifting and heat build up. This action will also
provide better engine braking.
The automatic transmission fluid and filter should be
changed if you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than
45 minutes of continuous operation. Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
Towing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping Electronic Speed Control – If Equipped
and backing the trailer in an area away from heavy
− Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
traffic.
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− When using the speed control, if you experience speed RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Recreational towing is not allowed.
you can get back to cruising speed.
− Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
maximize fuel efficiency.
CAUTION!
Cooling System
To reduce potential for engine and transmission overheating, take the following actions:
Towing this vehicle with any of its wheels on the
ground can cause severe transmission and/or transfer
case damage. Damage from improper towing is not
covered by your new vehicle warranty.
− City Driving
When stopped for short periods of time, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
− Highway Driving
Reduce speed.
− Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
䡵 If Your Engine Overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
䡵 Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
䡵 Emergency Tow Hooks — If Equipped . . . . . . 308
▫ Run Flat Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
䡵 Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
䡵 Jump-Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located on the In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
switch bank just above the climate controls.
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning
flasher. When the switch is activated, all directional • On the highways — Slow down.
turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
• In city traffic — While stopped, shift the transmission
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
to NEUTRAL, but do not increase the engine idle
turn off the Hazard Warning flasher.
speed.
This is an emergency warning system and should not be
used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your
vehicle is disabled and is creating a safety hazard for
other motorists.
If it is necessary to leave the vehicle to go for service, the
Hazard Warning flasher will continue to operate with the
ignition key removed and the vehicle locked.
NOTE: With extended use, the Hazard Warning flasher
may run down your battery.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads HOT
(H), pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
drops back into the normal range. If the pointer
remains on HOT (H), and you hear continuous
chimes, turn the engine off immediately and call for
service.
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
an impending overheat condition:
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
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• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
from the engine cooling system.
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jumpRun Flat Tires
started using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
This vehicle is equipped with run flat tires. Although the
another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster
tires are designed with a “run flat” feature that allows the
pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
vehicle to be driven approximately 50 miles (80 km) at
so please follow the procedures in this section carefully.
55 mph (88 km/h). immediate service should be obtained.
NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack
follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
WARNING!
precautions.
Do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h) if the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” is illuminated. Vehicle
handling and braking may be reduced. You could
have an accident and be severely or fatally injured.
NOTE: The “run flat” feature eliminates the need for a
spare tire and jack. This vehicle is not equipped with
either a spare tire or jack.
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
WARNING!
When temperatures are below the freezing point,
electrolyte in a discharged battery may freeze. Do not
attempt jump-starting because the battery could rupture or explode and cause personal injury. Battery
temperature must be brought above freezing point
before attempting a jump-start.
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Preparations for Jump-Start
The battery in your vehicle is located in the front of the
engine compartment, behind the left headlight assembly.
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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. If using a another vehicle to jump-start the battery,
park the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the
parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
WARNING!
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
Jump-Starting Procedure
WARNING!
Failure to follow this procedure could result in personal injury or property damage due to battery explosion.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
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.
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then start
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
the engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in
3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the
the reverse sequence:
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
6. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
engine ground of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
cable to a good engine ground (exposed metal part of the
discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the battery and 7. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable
the fuel injection system.
from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
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8. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
If your vehicle is equipped with tow hooks, there will be
cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
one in the rear and two mounted on the front of the
9. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable
vehicle. The rear hook will be located on the driver’s side
from the positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
of the vehicle.
10. Reinstall the air intake duct.
NOTE: For off-road recovery, it is recommended to use
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle both of the front tow hooks to minimize the risk of
you should have the battery and charging system in- damage to the vehicle.
spected at your authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
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.
Tow hooks are for emergency use only, to rescue a
vehicle stranded off road. Do not use tow hooks for
tow truck hookup or highway towing. You could
damage your vehicle.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
Stand clear of vehicles when pulling with tow hooks.
Tow straps and chains may break, causing serious
injury.
• Towing this vehicle using any other method could
result in extensive damage to the transfer case
and/or transmission.
• Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty.
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
The manufacturer requires towing your vehicle with all
four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Engine Compartment – 6.1L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
䡵 Onboard Diagnostic System – OBD II . . . . . . . 314
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 314
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
䡵 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
䡵 Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
䡵 Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
䡵 Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
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▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
▫ High Intensity Discharge Headlamps (HID)
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
▫ Halogen Headlamps — If Equipped . . . . . . . 350
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
▫ Front Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
䡵 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
▫ Front Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
▫ Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
▫ Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, And Backup
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
▫ Underhood Fuses
(Power Distribution Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
▫ Underhood Fuses
(Integrated Power Module) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
▫ Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp
(CHMSL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
䡵 Fluid Capacities
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
䡵 Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
䡵 Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts . . . . . . . 356
䡵 Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
䡵 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT – 6.1L
1
2
3
4
5
6
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—
—
—
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Engine Coolant Reservoir
Power Distribution Center
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Integrated Power Module
Battery
Washer Fluid Reservoir
7 — Engine Oil Dipstick
8 — Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
9 — Engine Oil Fill
10 — Coolant Pressure Cap
11 — Air Cleaner Filter
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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
After fuel is added, the vehicle diagnostic system can
determine if the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly
installed, or damaged. A “CHECK GASCAP” message
will be displayed in the EVIC. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information. Tighten the
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gas cap until a ⬙clicking⬙ sound is heard. This is an EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
indication that the gas cap is properly tightened.
PROGRAMS
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
The message will remain displayed until the vehicle
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
diagnostic system can retest the fuel system. The test will
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
perform the next time the vehicle is started, if the vehicle
For states that require an Inspection and Maintewas keyed off above 40°F (4°C) outside temperature and
nance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction
the following vehicle start is above 40°F (4°C) outside
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not
temperature. It may be possible to have a message that
will not clear due to the test being disabled due to low on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II
outside temperatures. If the test is performed and the system is ready for testing.
problem is gone, the message will disappear.
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
If the problem persists, the message will appear the next system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
time the vehicle is started. This might indicate a damaged serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacecap. If the problem is detected twice in a row, the system ment. If the OBD II system should be determined not
will turn on the MIL. Resolving the problem will turn the ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
MIL off. See your authorized dealer for service.
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Your vehicle has a simple ignition key-actuated test,
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
check if your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must
do the following:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not
crank or start the engine.
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
not proceed to the I/M station.
b. The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the
engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
2. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start
this test over.
If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
3. As soon as you turn the ignition switch to the ON
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part of
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
a normal bulb check.
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
4. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
happen:
a. The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
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before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
penalties being assessed against you.
running.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Use of genuine MOPAR威 parts for normal/scheduled
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to ensure the designed performance. Damage or failures
caused by the use of non-MOPAR威 parts for maintenance
and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s
warranty.
DEALER SERVICE
Your authorized dealer has the qualified service personnel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service
operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are
available which include detailed service information for
your vehicle. Refer to these manuals before attempting
any procedure yourself.
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
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Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
maintenance schedule, there are other components which
may require servicing or replacement in the future.
CAUTION!
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized Chrysler Group LLC
dealership or qualified repair center.
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.
(Continued) Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
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check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a
fully warmed engine is shut off or before starting the
engine after it has sat overnight.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain
the oil level in the “SAFE” range. Adding one quart of oil
when the reading is at the bottom of the “SAFE” range
will result in an oil level at the top of the “SAFE” range
on these engines.
NOTE: Fill engine oil one quart at a time.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Operating the engine with the oil levels below the
safe zone, or operating with oil levels that exceed
the top of the safe zone may cause engine damage.
Change Engine Oil
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change
intervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or six months,
whichever occurs first.
CAUTION!
• Overfilling or underfilling will cause oil aeration
or loss of oil pressure. This could damage your
engine.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only
(Continued) recommends full synthetic engine oils that meet the
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requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-10725 The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
and are approved to MB 229.3 or MB 229.5 (will be listed engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
on the back label of the oil container).
engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compartment” in Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
The manufacturer recommends the use of a full synthetic
information.
5W-40 or equivalent engine oil.
Synthetic Engine Oils
CAUTION!
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recommended oil quality requirements are met, and the recomDo not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the
mended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is
are followed.
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Materials Added to Engine Oil
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the adEngine Oil Viscosity
SAE 5W-40 engine oil is preferred for use in all operating dition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and
temperatures.
it’s performance may be impaired by supplemental
additives.
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Disposing of Used Engine Oil and Oil Filters
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
WARNING!
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
environment. Contact your dealer, service station, or
The air cleaner can provide a measure of protection
governmental agency for advice on how and where used
in the case of engine backfire. Do not remove the air
oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in your area.
cleaner unless such removal is necessary for repair or
Engine Oil Filter
maintenance. Make sure that no one is near the
The engine oil filter should be replaced at every engine engine compartment before starting the vehicle with
oil change.
the air cleaner removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
The manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
quality filters should be used to assure most efficient
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine air
service. MOPAR威 engine oil filters are a high quality oil
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are
filter and are recommended.
recommended.
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Maintenance-Free Battery
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
CAUTION!
It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post and the negative cable is attached to the
negative post. Battery posts are marked (+) positive
and negative (-) and identified on the battery case.
Also, if a “fast charger” is used while battery is in the
vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables before
connecting the charger to battery. Do not use a “fast
charger” to provide starting voltage.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning
system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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WARNING!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause
the system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Warranty Information Book, located on the DVD,
for further warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced repairman.
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Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental
Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by dealers or other service facilities
using recovery and recycling equipment.
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubricated periodically with a lithium based grease, such as
MOPAR威 Spray White Lube or equivalent to assure
quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and
wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts
concerned should be wiped clean to remove dust and
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C System grit; after lubricating excess oil and grease should be
Sealers, Stop Leak Products, Seal Conditioners, Compres- removed. Particular attention should also be given to
sor Oil, or Refrigerants.
hood latching components to ensure proper function.
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When performing other underhood services, the hood Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with
petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
cleaned and lubricated.
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR威
Lock Cylinder Lubricant or equivalent directly into the
lock cylinder.
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 condition is
present please proceed to clean wiper blades with humid
cloth removing any debris that may be affecting its
function.
Windshield Wiper Blades
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a Adding Washer Fluid
mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove accumula- On vehicles equipped with a Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), the low washer fluid level will be
tions of salt or road film.
indicated. When the sensor detects a low fluid level, the
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
windshield will light on the vehicle graphic outline and
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
the “Washer Fluid Low” message will be displayed. Refer
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center” in “Underfrom a dry windshield.
standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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The fluid reservoir for the windshield washers and the
rear window washer is shared. The fluid reservoir is
located in the engine compartment, be sure to check the
fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with
windshield washer solvent only (not radiator antifreeze).
When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, take some
washer fluid and apply it to a cloth or towel and wipe
clean the wiper blades, this will help blade performance.
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
containers.
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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
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
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inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is imfor lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
portant to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
WARNING!
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
damage.
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO) which is colorless and odorless.
CAUTION!
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing CO, folvehicle is not kept in proper operating condition. In
low the preceding safety tips.
the event of engine malfunction, particularly involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of perforCAUTION!
mance, have your vehicle serviced promptly. Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the effectiveresulting in possible damage to the converter and the
ness of the catalyst as an emissions control device
vehicle.
and may seriously reduce engine performance and
cause serious damage to the engine.
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NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control To minimize the possibility of catalyst damage:
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition
against you.
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
motion.
WARNING!
A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park over
materials that can burn. Such materials might be
grass or leaves coming into contact with your exhaust
system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas
where your exhaust system can contact anything that
can burn.
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
engine operation, a scorching odor may indicate severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, the
vehicle should be stopped, the engine shut off and the
vehicle allowed to cool. Thereafter, service, including a
tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
• Do not try to start engine by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
idling or malfunctioning operating conditions.
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Cooling System
WARNING!
• When working near the radiator cooling fan, disconnect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition
switch to the OFF 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.
rusty in appearance, the system should be drained,
flushed and refilled with fresh coolant. 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.
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of
engine coolant (antifreeze) from the radiator drain cock.
If the cap is sealing properly, the engine coolant (antifreeze) will begin to drain from the coolant recovery
Coolant Checks
bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE
Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every CAP WHEN THE COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
12 months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or
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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).
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
Selection Of Coolant
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended coolant. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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CAUTION!
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
specified HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze), may
result in engine damage and may decrease corrosion protection. If a non-HOAT engine coolant
(antifreeze) is introduced into the cooling system
in an emergency, it should be replaced with the
specified engine coolant (antifreeze) as soon as
possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they
may not be compatible with the engine coolant
(antifreeze) and may plug the radiator.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
• The manufacturer recommends using MOPAR威
Antifreeze/ Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula
HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or
equivalent.
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% HOAT engine coolant
Adding Coolant
(antifreeze) and distilled water. Use higher concentraYour vehicle has been built with an improved engine
tions (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below ⫺34°F
coolant (antifreeze) that allows extended maintenance
(⫺37°C ) are anticipated.
intervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up
to 5 Years or 102,000 miles (170 000 km) before replace- • Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
ment. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
period, it is important that you use the same engine
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
coolant (antifreeze) throughout the life of your vehicle.
engine cooling system.
Please review these recommendations for using Hybrid
Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the proper level of protection against freezing ac(antifreeze).
cording to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
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NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types will
decrease the life of the engine coolant (antifreeze) and
will require more frequent engine coolant (antifreeze)
changes.
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.
The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
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WARNING!
• The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on
the cooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution. Never add engine coolant (antifreeze)
when the engine is overheated. Do not loosen or
remove the cap to cool an overheated engine. Heat
causes pressure to build up in the cooling system.
To prevent scalding or injury, do not remove the
pressure cap while the system is hot or under
pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
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Disposal of Used Engine Coolant
Used ethylene glycol based engine coolant (antifreeze) is
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children, do not store ethylene glycol based
engine coolant (antifreeze) in open containers or allow it
to remain in puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child
or pet, seek emergency assistance immediately. Clean up
any ground spills immediately.
Coolant Level
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for
determining that the coolant level is adequate. With the
engine off and cold, the level of the engine coolant
(antifreeze) in the bottle should be between the ranges
indicated on the bottle.
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point or replacing engine coolant (antifreeze). Advise your service attendant
of this. As long as the engine operating temperature is
satisfactory, the coolant bottle need only be checked once
a month.
When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
maintain the proper level, it should be added to the
coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
Points to Remember
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles (a
few kilometers) of operation, you may observe vapor
coming from the front of the engine compartment. This is
normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
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If an examination of your engine compartment shows no • Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
50% HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze) (minimum)
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of
your engine which contains aluminum components.
• Do not overfill the coolant recovery bottle.
• Make sure that the radiator and coolant recovery
• Check engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point in the
bottle overflow hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
radiator and in the coolant recovery bottle. If engine
coolant (antifreeze) needs to be added, contents of • Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
coolant recovery bottle must also be protected against
condenser clean.
freezing.
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
required, or if the level in the coolant recovery bottle
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install only
does not drop when the engine cools, the cooling
the correct type thermostat. Other designs may result
system should be pressure tested for leaks.
in unsatisfactory coolant performance, poor gas mileage, and increased emissions.
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Brake System
Fluid Level Check — Brake Master Cylinder
The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked
whenever the vehicle is serviced, or immediately if the
brake system warning light is on. If necessary, add fluid
to bring level to the full mark on the side of the reservoir
of the brake master cylinder. Be sure to clean the top of
the master cylinder area before removing the cap. With
disc brakes, fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake
pads wear. Brake fluid level should be checked when
pads are replaced. If the brake fluid level is abnormally
low, check system for leaks.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information. Using the wrong type of brake fluid
can severely damage your brake system and/or
impair its performance. The proper type of brake
fluid for your vehicle is also labeled on the original factory installed hydraulic master cylinder
reservoir.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that
has been in a tightly closed container. Keep the
master cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times.
Brake fluid in a open container absorbs moisture
from the air resulting in a lower boiling point.
This may cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard
or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake
failure. This could result in a accident.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing
the brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also
damage painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be
taken to avoid its contact with these surfaces.
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate the brake fluid. Brake seal components could
be damaged, causing partial or complete brake
failure. This could result in an accident.
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Automatic Transmission
Fluid Level Check
Regular automatic transmission fluid level checks are not
required. For this reason the dipstick is omitted.
If you notice fluid loss or transmission slippage or
malfunction, have your authorized dealer check the
transmission fluid level.
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CAUTION!
The fluid level is preset at the factory and does not
require adjustment under normal operating conditions. If a transmission fluid leak occurs, visit your
authorized dealer immediately. Severe damage to the
transmission may occur. Your authorized dealer has
the proper tools to accurately adjust the fluid level.
Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
What Causes Corrosion?
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
The most common causes are:
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Stone and gravel impact.
Protection of Body and Paint from Corrosion
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geo- • Insects, tree sap and tar.
graphic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
passable in snow and ice, and those that are sprayed on
trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are highly • Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle.
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Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR威 Car Wash or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
clear water.
• 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.
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CAUTION!
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder, which will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
• Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi
(8 274 kPa) can result in damage or removal of
paint and decals.
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR威 Special Care
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains, and to • If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
protect your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
paint.
a month.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing • It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint
of the doors, rocker panels and tailgate must be kept
finish.
clear and 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
chrome-plated wheels should be cleaned regularly with a
considered the responsibility of the owner.
mild soap and water to prevent corrosion. To remove
• If your vehicle is damaged due to an accident or
heavy soil, use MOPAR威 Wheel Cleaner or select a
similar cause which destroys the paint and protective
nonabrasive, non-acidic cleaner. Do not use scouring
coating have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible.
pads, steel wool, a bristle brush or metal polishes. Only
The cost of such repairs is considered the responsibilMOPAR威 cleaners or equivalent are recommended. Do
ity of the owner.
not use oven cleaner. Avoid automatic car washes that
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers, use acidic solutions or harsh brushes that may damage
de-icer salt, etc., assure that such materials are well the wheels’ protective finish.
packaged and sealed.
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure — If
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider Equipped
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following manmud or stone shields behind each wheel.
ner:
• Use MOPAR威 Touch Up Paint or equivalent on
scratches or chips as soon as possible. Your authorized • Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting
dealer has touch up paint to match the color of your
with a clean, dry towel.
vehicle.
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
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• For tough stains, apply MOPAR威 Total Clean or a mild if absolutely necessary. Do not use harsh cleaners or
soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove the Armor All威. Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to
stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue. clean vinyl upholstery.
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR威 Multi-Purpose Leather Seat Care & Cleaning
Cleaner or equivalent to a clean, damp cloth and MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent is specifically recomremove the stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove mended for leather upholstery.
soap residue.
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
protectants on Stain Repel products.
can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
Interior Care
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to clean fabric
and MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent. Care should be
upholstery and carpeting.
taken to avoid soaking your leather upholstery with any
Interior Trim should be cleaned starting with a damp liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids,
cloth, a damp cloth with MOPAR威 Total Clean or equiva- solvents, detergents, or ammonia based cleaners to clean
lent, then MOPAR威 Spot & Stain Remover or equivalent your leather upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not required to maintain the original condition.
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WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
Glass Surfaces
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with MOPAR威 Glass Cleaner or any commercial
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning inside rear windows
equipped with electric defrosters. Do not use scrapers or
other sharp instruments which may scratch the elements.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp rag.
2. Dry with a soft tissue.
Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage will also weaken the fabric.
When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
If the belts need cleaning, use MOPAR威 Total Clean, a
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
mild soap solution, or lukewarm water. Do not remove
directly on the mirror.
the belts from the vehicle to wash them.
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
buckles do not work properly.
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FUSES
Interior Fuses
The fuse panel is on the lower instrument panel just to
the left of the steering column.
Cavity
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Fuse Panel
8
9
Cartridge
Fuse
MiniFuse
30 Amp
Green
15 Amp
Blue
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
Spare (B+)
20 Amp
Yellow
Spare (B+)
20 Amp
Yellow
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Audio Amp (B+)
Sunroof (B+)
Htd Mirror (EBL)
Rr Pwr Out (B+)
Rr HVAC (R/O)
(Commander Only)
Door Locks (B+)
Pwr Outlet (B+)
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Cavity
10
11
12
13
Cartridge
Fuse
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
Description
Final Drive Control
Module (FDCM),
Heater Ventilation/
Air Conditioning
(HVAC), Rear Heated
Seat Switch, O/H,
Heater Ventilation/
Air Conditioning
(HVAC) Relay, Rear
Park Assist
Spare (B+)
10 Amp
Door Mods, O/H
Red
Lamps, IP Courtesy
Lamps, Glove Box
Lamp (B+)
10 Amp
Autowipe (R/A)
Red
Cavity
14
15
16
17
19
20
Cartridge
Fuse
MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Blue
Spare
(R/S)
10 Amp
Red
Description
Cigar Ltr (R/A)
Tire Pressure Transponders (R/O)
Upper & Lower
Switch Bank, Diag.
Connector, Cluster
(B+)
Flipper Glass (B+)
Steering Column Control Module (SCCM),
Cluster (R/S), BUX
Trailer Tow
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Cavity
21
22
24
25
Cartridge
Fuse
MiniFuse
Spare
(Acc Delay)
15 Amp
Blue
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
Description
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Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center)
Rear Wiper (B+)
Power Distribution
Center (PDC) Relays,
Powertrain Control
Module, A580 (R/S)
Shifter Assy (BTSI),
Trans. Case Switch,
ESP/ABS, Trailer
Sway Damp Relay
Power Distribution Center
Cavity
1
Cartridge
Fuse
50 Amp
Red
MiniFuse
Description
PTC Heater 1 (Diesel
Only)
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Cavity
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Cartridge
Fuse
40 Amp
Green
50 Amp
Red
30 Amp
Pink
50 Amp
Red
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
20 Amp
Blue
MiniFuse
Description
HID Headlamps
PTC Heater 2 (Diesel
Only)
Power Outlets
Cavity
10
11
12
13
PTC Heater 3 (Diesel
Only)
Cig Lighter, Trail Tow
Batt
Power Liftgate (Commander Only)
Starter, JB Power
14
15
16
17
Front Power Windows
Cartridge
Fuse
—
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
—
50 Amp
Red
30 Amp
Pink
MiniFuse
Description
Spare
HVAC Blower
Rear Wiper, Ign R/O
Rear Window Defroster (EBL)/Heated
Mirror
Rear HVAC – If
Equipped
Spare
ASD
ABS Pump
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Cavity
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Cartridge
Fuse
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
MiniFuse
Description
Accessory Delay,
Seats
JB Power
Cavity
26
27
Cartridge
Fuse
MiniFuse
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
Wiper Motor
28
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
Fuel Pump
29
TCM, A/C Clutch
Power Inverter
30
31
32
Rear Heated Seats
33
Final Drive Control
Module (FDCM)
30 Amp
Green
20 Amp
Yellow
—
—
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
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Description
Brake Lamps
HD Washer – If
Equipped (Export
Only)
ABS Valves
PCM Batt (Gasoline
Only)
Spare
Spare
Powertrain Control
Module (Diesel Only)
Final Drive Control
Module (FDCM)
E-Diff
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Cavity
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
Cartridge
Fuse
MiniFuse
—
20 Amp
Yellow
—
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
—
Description
Spare
Trail-Tow Mod (Export Only)
Spare
Ignition Switch
Cavity
43
44
Cartridge
Fuse
MiniFuse
25 Amp
Natural
—
Description
Coils, Actuators
Spare
Underhood Fuses (Integrated Power Module)
HID Left
HID Right
Next Generation Controller (NGC), Injectors
Subwoofer (SRT
Only)
Spare
Integrated Power Module
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Cavity
8
9
10
12
13
14
15
16
Cartridge
Fuse
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Cavity
Lt Park Lamps
17
Trailer-Tow Park
Lamps
Rt Park Lamps
18
Front Control Module
(FCM) Batt #4
Front Control Module
(FCM) Batt #2
Adjustable Pedal
20
Cartridge
Fuse
19
21
22
30 Amp
Pink
23
50 Amp
Red
Ft Fog Lamps
Horn
MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
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Description
Rear Fog Lamps (Export Only)
Front Control Module
(FCM) Batt #1
Lt Trailer-Tow Stop/
Turn
Front Control Module
(FCM) Batt #3
Rt Trailer-Tow Stop/
Turn
Final Drive Control
Module (FDCM)
MOD
Radiator Fan
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Cavity
27
28
29
30
Cartridge
Fuse
MiniFuse
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
Description
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) #1 — Intrusion
Module, Satellite
Video, Steering Control Module
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) #2 — Radio
Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) R/S
Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC)
R/O
VEHICLE STORAGE
If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for more than
21 days you may want to take steps to protect your
battery. You may:
• Remove fuse #27 in the Intelligent Power Module
labeled Ignition-Off Draw (IOD#1).
• Or, disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of
service (i.e. vacation) for two weeks or more, run the
air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will
ensure adequate system lubrication to minimize the
possibility of compressor damage when the system is
started again.
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REPLACEMENT BULBS
Headlamps (Low Beam) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9006
Headlamps (High Beam) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9005
Interior Lights
Bulb Type Rear Turn/Stop/Tail Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157K
Glove Box Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 NOTE: Numbers refer to commercial bulb types that
Grab Handle Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L002825W5W can be purchased from your authorized dealer.
Overhead Console Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . VT4976
Rear Cargo Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214–2 If a bulb needs to be replaced, visit your authorized
Visor Vanity Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V26377 dealer or refer to the applicable Service Manual.
Underpanel Courtesy Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 906
Instrument Cluster (General Illumination) . . . . . . . 103 BULB REPLACEMENT
Telltale/Hazard Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 High Intensity Discharge Headlamps (HID) — If
Equipped
Exterior Lights
Bulb Type The headlamps are a type of high voltage discharge tube.
Backup Lamps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157K High voltage can remain in the circuit even with the
Front Park/Turn Lamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3757A headlamp switch off and the key removed. Because of
Front Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9145 this, you should not attempt to service a headlamp bulb
Front Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W5W yourself. If a headlamp bulb fails, take your vehicle to
Headlamps (Low Beam) – High Intensity Discharge
an authorized dealer for service.
(HID) . . . . . . . . . . D1S (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
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WARNING!
A transient high tension occurs at the bulb sockets of
High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps when the
headlamp switch is turned ON. It may cause serious
electrical shock or electrocution if not serviced properly. See your authorized dealer for service.
NOTE: On vehicles equipped with High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, when the headlamps are
turned on, there is a blue hue to the lamps. This diminishes and becomes more white after approximately
10 seconds, as the system charges.
1 — High Beam Bulb
2 — Low Beam Bulb
3 — Turn Signal Bulb
Halogen Headlamps — If Equipped
1. Open the hood.
3. Disconnect the electrical connector and replace the
2. Turn the low or high beam bulb one–quarter turn bulb.
counterclockwise to remove from housing.
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CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
Front Turn Signal
1. Open the hood.
2. Turn the turn signal bulb one–quarter turn counterclockwise to remove from housing.
1 — High Beam Bulb
2 — Low Beam Bulb
3 — Turn Signal Bulb
3. Disconnect the electrical connector and replace the
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
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.
Front Fog Lamp
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, And Backup Lamps
1. Reach behind the front fascia from under the vehicle. 1. Raise the liftgate.
2. Turn the front fog lamp bulb one–quarter turn coun- 2. Remove the two Torx fasteners.
terclockwise to remove from housing.
3. Disconnect the electrical connector and replace bulb.
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3. Squeeze the socket assembly tabs to remove it from the
housing.
1 — Tail/Stop Lamp Bulb
2 — Tail/Turn Signal Bulb
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3 — Back-Up Lamp Bulb
4. Pull the bulb to remove it from the socket.
5. Replace the bulb, reinstall the socket, and reattach the
lamp assembly.
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Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
1. Remove the two screws securing the CHMSL.
2. Twist the bulb socket to remove from the CHMSL
housing.
3. Pull the bulb out of the socket.
4. Replace the bulb, reinstall the socket and reattach the
CHMSL.
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FLUID CAPACITIES
Fuel (Approximate)
Engine Oil with Filter
6.1 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-40, API Certified)
Cooling System *
6.1 Liter Engine (MOPAR威 Engine Coolant/Antifreeze 5
Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
U.S.
21 Gallons
Metric
79 Liters
7 Quarts
6.6 Liters
14.8 Quarts
14 Liters
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs
Fuel Selection
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or equivalent.
For best performance and maximum protection under all types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only recommends full synthetic engine
oils that meet the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-10725
and are approved to MB 229.3 or MB 229.5. The manufacturer recommends the use of a full synthetic 5W–40 or equivalent engine oil.
MOPAR威 Engine Oil Filter or equivalent.
PLZTR5A – 13 (Gap 0.040 in [1.01 mm])
Premium Unleaded 91 Octane Only or Higher.
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission
Transfer Case
Axle Differential (Front-Rear)
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed
ATF+4威 product.
MOPAR威 NV146 Transfer Case Fluid or equivalent. Usage of other fluid/
lubricants is NOT recommended.
MOPAR威 Synthetic Gear & Axle Lubricant SAE 75W-140 (API-GL5) or
equivalent.
MOPAR威 DOT 3 Brake Fluid, SAE J1703 should be used. If DOT 3, SAE
J1703 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids.
This system requires the use of MOPAR威 Hydraulic System Power Steering Fluid or equivalent, which meets Chrysler Material Standard MS10838.
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EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in bold type
must be done at the times or mileages specified to ensure
the continued proper functioning of the emissions control
system. These and all other maintenance services included in this manual, should be done to provide best
vehicle performance and reliability. More frequent maintenance may be needed for vehicles in severe operating
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The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
equipped vehicles “Oil Change Required” will be displayed in the EVIC and a single chime will sound,
indicating that an oil change is necessary.
Based on engine operation conditions the oil change
indicator message will illuminate, this means that service
is required for your vehicle. Have your vehicle serviced
Inspection and service should also be done anytime a
as soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
malfunction is suspected.
NOTE:
NOTE: Maintenance, replacement or repair of the emis• The oil change indicator message will not monitor the
sions control devices and systems on your vehicle may be
time since the last oil change. Change your vehicle’s
performed by any automotive repair establishment or
oil if it has been 6 months since your last oil change
individual using any automotive part that has been
even if the oil change indicator message is NOT
certified pursuant to U.S. EPA or in the State of Califorilluminated.
nia, California Air Resources Board regulations.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
• Change your engine oil more often if you drive your
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• Under no circumstances should oil change intervals • Check the windshield washer solvent and add if
exceed 6,000 miles (10,000 km) or 6 months, whichever
required.
comes first.
Once a Month
Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
• Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
damage.
scheduled oil change is performed by someone other
than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by • Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the terminals
as required.
referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Oil Change Required” in
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inmaster cylinder, and power steering and add as
formation.
needed.
At Each Stop for Fuel
• Check all lights and other electrical items for correct
operation.
• Check the engine oil level about five minutes after a
fully warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level
while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the
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At Each Oil Change
• Change the engine oil filter.
• Inspect the brake hoses and lines.
CAUTION!
Failure to perform the required maintenance items
may result in damage to the vehicle.
Required Maintenance Intervals
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
pages for the required maintenance intervals.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
6,000 Miles (10,000 km) or
6 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
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12,000 Miles (20,000 km) or 12 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints. Perform the first inspection at 12,000 miles (20 000 km) or
12 months.
❏ Inspect exhaust system. Perform the first inspection at 12,000 miles (20 000 km) or
12 months.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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30,000 Miles (50,000 km) or
30 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
36,000 Miles (60,000 km) or
36 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
42,000 Miles (70,000 km) or
42 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Drain the transfer case and refill.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the
following: Dusty or off-road conditions.
Inspect the engine air cleaner filter;
replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if
necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends
and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all
parts for damage, wear, improper
looseness or end play; replace if
necessary.
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
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Date
Dealer Code
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N ❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
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C ❏ Inspect the CV joints.
E ❏ Inspect exhaust system.
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54 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
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Date
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Date
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
60,000 Miles (100,000 km) or 60 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
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Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter(s) if using your vehicle for any of the
following: police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
Drain the transfer case and refill.
Inspect the accessory drive belt(s), replace if necessary.
Flush and replace the engine coolant at 60 months if not done at 102,000 miles
(170 000 km).
Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
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Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
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N ❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
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C ❏ Inspect the CV joints.
E ❏ Inspect exhaust system.
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78 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
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Date
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Date
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
84,000 Miles (140,000 km) or
84 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
90,000 Miles (150,000 km) or
90 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the
following: Dusty or off-road conditions.
Inspect the engine air cleaner filter;
replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if
necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends
and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all
parts for damage, wear, improper
looseness or end play; replace if
necessary.
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Inspect and replace PCV valve if
necessary. †
❏ Drain the transfer case and refill.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
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N ❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
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C ❏ Inspect the CV joints.
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102,000 Miles (170,000 km) or
102 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Replace the spark plugs.
❏ Flush and replace the engine coolant if
not done at 60 months.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
108,000 Miles (180,000 km) or
108 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
114,000 Miles (190,000 km) or
114 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the
following: Dusty or off-road conditions.
Inspect the engine air cleaner filter;
replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if
necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends
and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all
parts for damage, wear, improper
looseness or end play; replace if
necessary.
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
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E ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
N ❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
A ❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
N ❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
C ❏ Inspect the CV joints.
E ❏ Inspect exhaust system.
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126 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Drain the transfer case and refill.
❏ Inspect the accessory drive belt(s), replace if necessary.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
132,000 Miles (220,000 km) or
132 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
138,000 Miles (230,000 km) or
138 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the
following: Dusty or off-road conditions.
Inspect the engine air cleaner filter;
replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if
necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends
and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all
parts for damage, wear, improper
looseness or end play; replace if
necessary.
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
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N ❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
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150,000 Miles (250,000 km) or
150 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Drain the transfer case and refill.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
† This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer
to the owner, but is not required to maintain emissions
warranty.
WARNING!
• You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform
a service job, take your vehicle to a competent
mechanic.
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your
vehicle could result in a component malfunction
and effect vehicle handling and performance. This
could cause an accident
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CONTENTS
䡵 Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your
Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or
Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
▫ Prepare For The Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . 379
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
䡵 Warranty Information (U.S. Vehicles Only) . . . . 382
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
䡵 MOPAR威 Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
䡵 If You Need Assistance
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
䡵 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center . . . . . 380
▫ In The 50 United States And Washington,
D.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . 380
▫ In Mexico Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
䡵 Publication Order Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
䡵 Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire
Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
▫ Temperature Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
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the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many authorized dealers, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
Prepare For The Appointment
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
If you’re having warranty work done, be sure to have the
for an appointment.
right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service The manufacturer and its authorized dealers are vitally
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
service history. This can often provide a clue to the with our products and services.
current problem.
Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
Prepare A List
We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the authorized dealer. They know your vehicle the best, and
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the service. The manufacturer’s authorized dealers have the
service advisor know.
facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items and you must have your correctly and in a timely manner.
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
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This is why you should always talk to an authorized • Vehicle delivery date and mileage
dealer’s service manager first. Most matters can be reChrysler 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) 992-1997
ship. They want to know if you need assistance.
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
• If an authorized dealership is unable to resolve the P.O. Box 1621
concern, you may contact the manufacturer’s customer Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
center.
Phone: (800) 465–2001
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer cen- In Mexico contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
ter should include the following information:
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
• Owner’s name and address
Mexico, D. F.
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
• Authorized dealership name
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer
center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
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.
Service Contract
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
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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.
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.
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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’ll 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 (U.S. Vehicles Only)
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle.
MOPAR姞 PARTS
MOPAR威 fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
available from an authorized dealer. They are recommended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle
operating at its best.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the
manufacturer.
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If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your authorized
dealer, and the manufacturer.
In Canada
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
defect to the Canadian government should write to:
Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations
and Recalls, 2780 Sheffield Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1B
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
3V9.
Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–
9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., To order the following manuals, you may use either the
West Building, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Masobtain other information about motor vehicle safety from tercard, American Express, and Discover orders are achttp://www.safercar.gov.
cepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
NOTE: A street address is required when ordering
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
• Service Manuals
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the • Owner’s Manuals
information that students and professional technicians
These Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
need in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving,
assistance of service and engineering specialists to
maintaining, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group
acquaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC veLLC vehicles. A complete working knowledge of the
hicles. Included are starting, operating, emergency
vehicle, system, and/or components is written in
and maintenance procedures as well as specifications,
straightforward language with illustrations, diagrams,
capabilities and safety tips.
and charts.
Call toll free at:
• Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams, charts and detailed illustrations. These practi- • 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
cal manuals make it easy for students and technicians
Or
to find and fix problems on computer-controlled vehicle systems and features. They show exactly how to Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
find and correct problems the first time, using step-by• www.techauthority.com
step troubleshooting and drivability procedures,
proven diagnostic tests and a complete list of all tools
and equipment.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
The following tire grading categories were established by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
your vehicle.
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significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
Traction Grades
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction perforrequirements in addition to these grades.
mance.
Treadwear
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
WARNING!
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
times as well on the government course as a tire graded include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the peak traction characteristics.
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
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Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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INDEX
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . 159,252
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 330
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Adjustable Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,54
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,53,58,73,159
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51,54
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . 48,51,54
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,159
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Antenna, Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329,355
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . 252,255
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Anti-Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Arming Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . 17
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . 225
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242,335
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Auxiliary Electrical Outlet (Power Outlet) . . . . . . 137
Auxiliary Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
INDEX
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . 22
Saving Feature (Protection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36,72
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252,255
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . 70
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Calibration, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . .
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . .
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . .
Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . .
Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . .
Cargo Compartment . . . . . . . . .
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cargo Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . .
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . .
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Center High Mounted Stop Light
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . .
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71,286
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83,225
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INDEX
Check Engine Light
(Malfunction Indicator Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,61,66,68
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65,66
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185,187,190,199
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Computer, Trip/Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) . . . . . . . . . 210
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) . . . . . . . . . . 331
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328,332
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . 329,355
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
INDEX
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73,230
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Dipsticks
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Disarming, Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Door Opener, Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Electrical Outlet, Auxiliary (Power Outlet) . . . . . . 137
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
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Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Electronic Roll Mitigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Electronic Stability Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . 116
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Electronic Throttle Control Warning Light . . . . . . 165
Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163,166
Emergency, In Case of
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Tow Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . 315,360
Engine
Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
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INDEX
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Compartment Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71,286
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282,355
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318,355
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319,355
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . 55
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71,286,326
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71,325
Exterior Finish Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Finish Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73,157,351,352
Flipper Glass, Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
INDEX
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Fluid Level Checks
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . 356
Fog Light Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105,165,352
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Four-Way Hazard Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Front Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
393
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282,355
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Fuel System Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . 287,288,314
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
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17,23,282
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Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Holder, Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
HomeLink威 (Garage Door Opener) Transmitter . . . 128
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Hands-Free Phone (Uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Head Rests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,349
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,90
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . 106
Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,13
Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,61
Inflation Pressure Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155,156
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . .
General Information . . . . . .
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . .
Gross Axle Weight Rating . .
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
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INDEX
Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Inverter, Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Key, Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Keyless Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Kicker Sound System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Knee Bolster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
395
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for
CHildren) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65,66
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Liftgate Flipper Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Liftgate Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73,100
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,53,58,73,159
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Battery Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163,260
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
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INDEX
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,106
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160,163,260
Electronic Throttle Control Warning . . . . . . . . . 165
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105,165,352
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349,350
Headlights On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . 158
Map Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108,127
Rear Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Rear Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . . 158
Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
SmartBeams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160,260
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73,100,106,351,352
INDEX
Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Load Floor, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Loading Vehicle
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
(LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65,66
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Maintenance
Maintenance
Maintenance
Maintenance
Free Battery
Procedures .
Schedule . .
Schedules . .
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397
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) . . 158,315
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Memory Feature (Memory Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Memory Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Memory Seats and Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Exterior Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317,382
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
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INDEX
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34,51,55
Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48,51,54
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163,164
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319,355
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314,315
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162,302
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . 5,383
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Paint Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Park Sense System, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Pedals, Adjustable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Pets, Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
INDEX
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Phone, Hands-Free (Uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . 268
Polishing and Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Power
Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . 137
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,86
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248,249
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
399
Programming Transmitters
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . . . . 331
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Radio, Satellite (Uconnect威 studios) . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Rain Sensitive Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Rear Cupholder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Rear Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Rear Park Sense System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Rear Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
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400
INDEX
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Remote Control
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . 223
Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Retractable Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Roll Over Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Run Flat Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Satellite Radio (Uconnect威 studios) . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36,72
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . 41
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,68
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
INDEX
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Easy Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,90
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,86
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Security Against Theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,159
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
401
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Service Engine Soon Light
(Malfunction Indicator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185,187,190,199
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Shift Lock Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73,106,157,351,352
SmartBeams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Sound System
Kicker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
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Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24,238
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Steering
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248,249
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Storage, Behind the Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Storage Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Storage Compartment, Center Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233,348
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . 45
Sway Control, Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . 225
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . 162
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Theft System Arming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Theft System Disarming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Tie Down Hooks, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Time Delay, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . 268
Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
INDEX
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73,272,385
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268,269
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Tow Hooks, Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
403
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289,309
Behind a Motor Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Towing Vehicle Behind a Motor Home . . . . . . . . . 299
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Traction Control Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Trailer Towing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242,335
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Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Transmitter Battery Service
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener
(HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Transmitter Programming
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . 19
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106,157,351,352
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Uconnect™ (Hands-Free Phone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Underhood Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343,346
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector . . . 210
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Upholstery Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233,348
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Warning, Roll Over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109,324
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Waxing and Polishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32,137
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73,230
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Windshield Wiper Blades
Windshield Wipers . . . . .
Wiper Blade Replacement
Wipers, Intermittent . . . .
Wipers, Rain Sensitive . .
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10WK742-126-AB
2nd Edition
Printed in U.S.A.