Owner`s manual | Chrysler 2005 Town and Country Automobile User Manual

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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
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CONTENTS
䡵 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
䡵 Vehicle Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
䡵 How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
䡵 Vehicle Modifications / Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . 7
䡵 Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
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INTRODUCTION
This manual has been prepared with the assistance of
service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with
the operation and maintenance of your new vehicle. It is
supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet and
various customer oriented documents. You are urged to
read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
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.
NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored
in the vehicle for convenient reference and remain with
the vehicle when sold, so that the new owner will be
aware of all safety warnings.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Consult the table of contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
When it comes to service, remember that your dealer
knows your vehicle best, has the factory-trained technicians and genuine Mopar威 parts, and is interested in
your satisfaction.
WARNING!
The detailed index, at the rear of this manual, contains a
complete listing of all subjects.
Consult the following table for a description of the
symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
this owner’s manual:
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This manual contains WARNINGS against operating
procedures which could result in an accident or bodily
injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures
which could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do
not read this entire manual you may miss important
information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is found on the
left front corner of the instrument panel, visible from
outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This
number also appears on the Automobile Information
Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle.
Save this label for a convenient record of your vehicle
identification number and optional equipment.
Vehicle Identification Number
NOTE: It is illegal to remove the VIN plate.
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VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS / ALTERATIONS
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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
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ Power Door Locks — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
䡵 Remote Keyless Entry — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .20
䡵 Sentry Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
▫ To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
▫ To Lock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ To Program Transmitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
䡵 Illuminated Entry System — If Equipped . . . . . . .16
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
䡵 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ Transmitter Battery Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
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䡵 Vehicle Theft Alarm — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .27
▫ Center Lap Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
䡵 Sliding Side Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
▫ Sliding Door Open Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
▫ Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
▫ Power Sliding Door — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .31
▫ Child Protection Door Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
䡵 Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
▫ Power Liftgate — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
䡵 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . .53
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
▫ Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental
Restraint Systems (SRS) — Airbags . . . . . . . . . .54
▫ Power Vent Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
▫ DaimlerChrysler Corporation Integrated Child
Seat — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
▫ Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
䡵 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
䡵 Rear Seat Delete Feature (Commercial Vehicles
Only) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . .49
▫ Restraining Infants And Small Children With Seat
Delete Feature (Commercial Vehicles Only) . . . .79
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䡵 Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . .82
䡵 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
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▫ Safety Checks You Should Make
Inside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
be used to order duplicate keys from your dealer. Ask
your dealer for these numbers and keep them in a safe
place.
Ignition Key Removal
The shift lever must be in PARK. Turn the key to the OFF
position, then the LOCK position. Remove the key.
Vehicle Key
You can insert the double sided keys into the locks with
either side up.
The dealer that sold you your new vehicle has the key
code numbers for your vehicle locks. These numbers can
Ignition Key Position
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NOTE: The power window switches, radio, power
outlets, and removable console (if equipped), will remain
active for up to 45 seconds after the ignition switch has
been turned off. Opening a vehicle front door will cancel
this feature.
WARNING!
Leaving children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could
be injured. Children should be warned not to touch
the parking brake, brake pedal or the gear selector
lever. Don’t leave the keys in the ignition. A child
could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove key from the ignition and lock all doors
when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
If you open the driver’s door and the key is in the ignition
switch, a chime will sound to remind you to remove the
key.
SENTRY KEY
The Sentry Key Immobilizer System prevents unauthorized operation of the vehicle by disabling the engine.
The system will shut the engine off after 2 seconds of
running if an invalid key is used to start the vehicle. This
system utilizes ignition keys which have an electronic
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chip (transponder) embedded into them. Only keys that
have been programmed to the vehicle can be used to start
and operate the vehicle.
The Sentry Key Immobilizer System does not need to be
armed or activated. Operation of the system is automatic
regardless of whether or not the vehicle is locked or
unlocked. During normal operation, the Theft Alarm/
Immobilizer Light will come on for three (3) seconds
immediately after the ignition switch is turned on for a
bulb check. Afterwards, if the bulb remains on, this
indicates a problem with the electronics.
If the bulb begins to flash after the bulb check, this
indicates that an invalid key has been used to start the
vehicle. Both of these conditions will result in the engine
being shut off after two (2) seconds of running.
Keep in mind that a key which has not been programmed
is also considered an invalid key even if it is cut to fit the
ignition lock cylinder for that vehicle.
If the Theft Alarm/Immobilizer Light comes on during
normal vehicle operation (vehicle has been running for
longer than 10 seconds), a fault has been detected in the
electronics and the vehicle should be serviced as soon as
possible.
NOTE:
• The Sentry Key Immobilizer System is not compatible
with remote starting systems. Use of these systems
may result in vehicle starting problems and loss of
security protection.
• Exxon/Mobil Speed Pass,™ additional Sentry Keys, or
any other transponder equipped components on the
same keychain will not cause a key-related (transponder) fault unless the additional part is physically held
against the ignition key being used when starting the
vehicle. Cell phones, pagers, or other RF electronics
will not cause interference with this system.
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All of the keys provided with your new vehicle have
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
Replacement Keys
NOTE: Only keys that have been programmed to the
vehicle electronics can be used to start the vehicle. Once
a Sentry Key has been programmed to a vehicle, it can
not be programmed to any other vehicle.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four digit PIN number. This number is required
for dealer replacement of keys. Duplication of keys may
be performed at an authorized dealer or by using the
Customer Key Programming procedure. This procedure
consists of programming a blank key to the vehicle
electronics. A blank key is one which has never been
programmed.
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NOTE: When having the Sentry Key Immobilizer
System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to the
dealer.
Customer Key Programming
You can program new sentry keys to the system if you
have two valid sentry keys by performing the following
procedure:
1. Cut the additional Sentry Key Transponder blank(s) to
match the ignition switch lock cylinder key code.
2. Insert the first valid key into the ignition switch and
turn the ignition switch ON for at least 3 seconds but no
longer than 15 seconds. Turn the ignition switch OFF and
remove the first key.
3. Insert the second valid key and turn the ignition
switch ON within 15 seconds. After ten seconds a chime
will sound and the Theft Alarm Light will begin to flash.
Turn the ignition switch OFF and remove the second key.
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4. Insert a blank Sentry Key into the ignition switch and
turn the ignition switch ON within 60 seconds. After 10
seconds a single chime will sound. The Theft Alarm Light
will stop flashing, turn on for 3 seconds; then turn off.
General Information
The Sentry Key system complies with FCC rules part 15
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is
subject to the following conditions:
The new Sentry Key has been programmed. The Keyless
Entry Transmitter will also be programmed during this
procedure.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
Repeat this procedure to program up to a total of 8 keys.
If you do not have a programmed sentry key, contact
your dealer for details.
NOTE: If a programmed key has been lost, see your
dealer to have all remaining keys erased from the systems memory. The remaining keys must then reprogrammed. This will prevent the lost key from starting
your vehicle. All vehicle keys must be taken to the dealer
at the time of service to be reprogrammed.
• This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the keyless
entry transmitter or open the doors. This feature is only
available if you have Remote Keyless Entry.
The lights will fade to off after about 30 seconds or they
will immediately fade to off once the ignition switch is
turned on.
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NOTE:
• The front courtesy overhead console, door courtesy
and liftgate lights do not turn on if the dimmer control
is in the interior lights ON position (extreme top
position).
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• The illuminated entry system will not operate if the
dimmer control is in the “defeat” position (extreme
downward position).
DOOR LOCKS
Manual Door Locks
Lock the doors by pushing down on the lock plungers on
each door trim panel.
Door Lock Plunger
If the lock plunger is down when you shut the door, the
door will lock. Therefore, make sure the keys are not
inside the vehicle before closing the door.
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WARNING!
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
accident, lock the vehicle doors as you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle always remove the key
from the ignition lock, and lock your vehicle. Do
not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised
use of vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries and death.
Power Door Locks — If Equipped
A power door lock switch is on each front door trim
panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors.
Power Door Lock switch
If you press the power door lock switch while the key is
in the ignition, and any front door is open, the power
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locks will not operate. This prevents you from accidentally locking your keys in the vehicle. Removing the key
or closing the door will allow the locks to operate. A
chime will sound if the key is in the ignition switch and
a door is open, as a reminder to remove the key.
If you press the power door lock switch while the sliding
door is open, the sliding door will lock.
Auto Door Locks — If Equipped
The doors will lock automatically on vehicles with power
door locks if:
1. The transmission is in gear,
2. all doors are closed,
3. the vehicle speed is above 18 mph (29 km/h) and
4. the doors were not previously locked using the power
door lock switch or remote keyless entry transmitter.
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The Automatic Door Locks can be enabled or disabled by
performing the following procedure:
1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition
switch.
2. Cycle the ignition switch ON/OFF four times ending
in the OFF position. (do not start the engine)
3. Within 10 seconds of the final cycle, press the interior
driver’s door lock switch to the LOCK position.
4. A single chime will sound to signify that you have
successfully completed the programming.
You can turn the feature back on by repeating the above
mentioned procedure or by performing the procedure in
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), Customer Programmable Features section on vehicles so
equipped.
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Auto Unlock On Exit— If Equipped
The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with
power door locks if:
1. The Auto Door Locks feature is enabled and the Auto
Unlock On Exit feature is enabled,
2. the transmission was in gear and the vehicle speed
returned to 0 mph (0 km/h),
3. the transmission is in NEUTRAL or PARK,
4. any door is opened (excluding liftgate) and
5. the vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h).
The Auto Unlock On Exit feature can be enabled or
disabled by performing the procedure in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), Customer Programmable Features section on vehicles so equipped.
NOTE: Use the Auto Door Locks and Auto Unlock
features in accordance with local laws.
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and
liftgate, and activate the panic alarm, optional power
liftgate, left power sliding door, and right power sliding
door from distances up to about 23 feet (7 meters) using
a hand held radio transmitter. The transmitter need not
be pointed at the vehicle to activate the system.
NOTE: If the key is in the ignition switch, then all
buttons on that transmitter will be disabled. The buttons
on the remaining transmitters will work. If the vehicle is
shifted out of PARK, all the transmitter buttons are
disabled for all keys.
Two (2) transmitters may be supplied with the vehicle.
Vehicles built without the powered options will be
equipped from the factory with three button transmitters
and those built with power options will be equipped
with six button transmitters.
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Three button transmitters will provide basic UNLOCK,
LOCK and PANIC functions.
options of the system allow you to turn ON/OFF the
Sound Horn On Lock, Remote Unlock Driver’s Door 1st,
and Flash Lights On Lock/Unlock features.
Three Button Transmitter
Six button transmitters will provide functions that allow
the same basic operation as the three button, but may also
be used to Open/Close the optional power liftgate, left
power sliding door, or right power sliding door. Other
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Six Button Transmitter
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To unlock the doors and liftgate:
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the transmitter
once to unlock the driver’s door side of the vehicle, or
twice to unlock all doors and liftgate. The illuminated
entry system also turns on.
The Remote Unlock Driver’s Door 1st feature can be
enabled or disabled by performing the following procedure:
1. Press the UNLOCK button for 5 to 10 seconds.
2. While the UNLOCK button is pressed, (after 5 seconds) press the LOCK button. Release both buttons.
The “Remote Unlock Driver’s Door 1st” feature can be
reactivated by repeating the above mentioned procedure
or by performing the procedure in the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), Customer Programmable
Features section on vehicles so equipped.
To lock the doors and liftgate:
Press and release the LOCK button on the transmitter to
lock all doors and liftgate. The horn will chirp once to
acknowledge the signal.
If desired, the “Sound Horn On Lock” feature can be
turned on and off by performing the following procedure:
1. Press the LOCK button for 5 to 10 seconds.
2. While the LOCK button is pressed (after 5 seconds),
press the PANIC button. Release both buttons.
The “Sound Horn On Lock” feature can be reactivated by
repeating this procedure or by performing the procedure
in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC),
Customer Programmable Features section on vehicles so
equipped.
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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 transmitter for at least one
second and release. When the panic alarm is on, the
headlights and park lights will flash, the horn will pulse
on and off and the interior lights will turn on.
The panic alarm will stay on for 3 minutes unless you
turn it off by pressing the PANIC button a second time or
by turning the ignition switch to the ON position.
NOTE: When you turn off the panic alarm by pressing
the PANIC button a second time, you may have to be
closer to the vehicle due to the radio frequency noises of
the system.
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To Program Transmitters:
Refer to SENTRY KEY “Customer Key Programming.”
If you do not have a programmed transmitter, contact
your dealer for details.
To Open/Close Power Liftgate — If Equipped
Press the LIFTGATE button twice within five seconds to
open/close the power liftgate. The liftgate will beep for 2
seconds and then open/close. If the button is pushed
while the liftgate is being power closed, the liftgate will
reverse to the full open position.
If the liftgate is locked and is not equipped with a
powered liftgate, pressing the button twice will result in
the liftgate becoming unlocked for 30 seconds allowing
you to manually access the liftgate area.
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To Open/Close Left Power Sliding Door — If
Equipped
Press the LEFT button twice within five seconds to
open/close the left power sliding door. If the button is
pushed while the door is being power closed, the door
will reverse to the full open position.
To Open/Close Right Power Sliding Door — If
Equipped
Press the RIGHT button twice within five seconds to
open/close the right power sliding door. If the button is
pushed while the door is being power closed, the door
will reverse to the full open position.
If the vehicle is not equipped with a left power sliding
door and the door is closed and locked, pressing the
button twice will result in the left side doors becoming
unlocked.
If the vehicle is not equipped with a right power sliding
door and the door is closed and locked, pressing the
button twice will result in the right side doors becoming
unlocked.
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To Turn Off “Flash Lights On Lock/Unlock” — If
Equipped
If desired, the “Flash Lights On Lock/Unlock” feature
can be turned on and off by performing the following
procedure:
1. Press the LOCK button for 5 to 10 seconds.
2. While the LOCK button is pressed, (after 5 seconds)
press the UNLOCK button. Release both buttons.
The “Flash Lights On Lock/Unlock” feature can be
reactivated by repeating this procedure or by performing
the procedure in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), Customer Programmable Features section on
vehicles so equipped. The table below explains the Lamp
Flash options.
Function
Lock
Unlock 1st
Press
Unlock All
Doors
Left Side
Right Side
Liftgate
Which Turn Signal
Lamps
All
Left Side
Number of
Flashes
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2
All
2
Left Side
Right Side
All
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2
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General Information
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
Transmitter Battery Service
The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
battery.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
NOTE: Do not touch the battery terminals that are on
the back housing or the printed circuit board.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
1. With the transmitter buttons facing down, use a thin
coin to pry the two halves of the transmitter apart. Make
sure not to damage the rubber gasket during removal.
If your Remote Keyless Entry transmitter fails to operate
from a normal distance, check for these two conditions.
1. A weak battery in the transmitter. The expected life of
the battery is a minimum of three years.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radios.
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3. To reassemble the transmitter case snap two halves
together. Make sure there is an even “gap” between the
two halves. Test transmitter operation.
Separating transmitter halves
2. Remove and replace the batteries. Avoid touching the
new batteries with your fingers. Skin oils may cause
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it with
rubbing alcohol.
VEHICLE THEFT ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
This system monitors the vehicle doors and ignition
switch for unauthorized entry or operation. When the
alarm is activated, the system provides both audible and
visual signals. The horn will pulse, headlights/park
lights will flash, the Vehicle Theft Alarm/Immobilizer
light, located in the instrument cluster, will flash, and the
vehicle will not start. If the alarm is triggered and no
action is taken to disarm it, the system will turn off the
horn after three minutes and after 15 minutes of light
only operation the system will then rearm itself.
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To arm the system: Remove the key from the ignition
switch and either:
1. Press a power door lock button while the driver’s or
passenger’s door is open.
2. Press the LOCK button on the keyless entry transmitter.
After the last door is closed, or if all doors are closed, the
system will arm itself in about 16 seconds. During that
time, the Vehicle Theft Alarm/Immobilizer light will
flash. If it does not illuminate, the system is not arming.
If you open a door during this arming period, the system
will cancel the arming process. You must repeat one of
the previously described arming sequences to rearm the
system.
To disarm the system: Press the UNLOCK button on the
keyless entry transmitter. Also, using a valid sentry key
and moving the ignition switch to the ON/START position will disarm the system. If you disarm the system and
access the liftgate area, the system must be rearmed, as
described previously, when closing the liftgate. If something has triggered the system in your absence, the horn
will sound three times when you disarm the system.
Check the vehicle for tampering.
NOTE:
• The driver’s door and liftgate key cylinders cannot
arm or disarm the system.
• Once the alarm is set, and the liftgate button on the
keyless entry transmitter is pressed, on a non-power
liftgate vehicle, you have a 30 second one time access
into the liftgate area. If the liftgate is not opened within
30 seconds the liftgate will remain locked.
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• The system remains armed during liftgate entry, pressing the liftgate button will not disarm the system, if
someone enters the vehicle through the liftgate and
opens any door the alarm will sound.
system will arm regardless of whether you are in the
vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle and open a
door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs, disarm the
system.
• When the system is armed, the doors can not be
unlocked from the interior power door lock switches.
The alarm system will be activated when the battery is
connected if the system was previously armed. The
exterior lights will flash, the horn will sound, and the
ignition will not start the vehicle. If this occurs, disarm
the system.
The Vehicle Theft Alarm system is designed to protect
your vehicle, however, you can create conditions where
the system will give you a false alarm. If one of the
previously described arming sequences has occurred, the
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SLIDING SIDE DOOR
The sliding door may be opened from the inside or the
outside. Pull out on the outside handle to open the
sliding door from the outside. To open the sliding door
from the inside, press the button on the grab handle and
open the door.
To keep your door operating properly, observe the following guidelines:
• Always open the door smoothly.
• Avoid high impacts against the door stop when opening the door. This is very important when your vehicle
is parked on an incline as the door will slide faster in
the downhill direction.
• There is a hold-open latch that is activated when the
sliding door is fully opened. This latch will keep your
sliding door open on any incline. To close the sliding
door after the hold-open latch is activated, you must
push the button on the inside grab handle or pull out
on the outside sliding door handle.
• Use the grab handle on the inside of the sliding door to
assist you in closing and securing the door.
Sliding Door Hardware
Always make sure that the sliding door is fully latched
any time the vehicle is in motion.
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NOTE: The driver’s side sliding door cannot be opened
while the fuel door is open. This feature operates only
when the sliding door is fully closed prior to opening the
fuel door.
Sliding Door Open Flash
When the sliding door(s) are opened, the left and right
exterior hazard lights will flash for 12 seconds to alert
other drivers in the area that passenger(s) could be
entering or exiting the vehicle.
The Sliding Door Open Flash can be enabled or disabled
by performing the following procedure:
1. Place the key in the ignition switch.
2. Cycle the ignition switch ON/OFF four times ending
in the OFF position. (do not start the engine)
3. Within 10 seconds of the final cycle, press the hazard
switch.
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4. A single chime will sound to signify that you have
successfully completed the programming.
You can turn the feature back on by repeating the above
mentioned procedure or by performing the procedure in
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), Customer Programmable Features section on vehicles so
equipped.
Power Sliding Door — If Equipped
NOTE: The power sliding door must be unlocked before
the switches located on the trim panel, just in front of the
power sliding door will operate.
The power sliding door may be opened manually or by
using the buttons on the remote keyless entry transmitter.
Press the buttons on the remote keyless entry transmitter
twice within five seconds, to open a power sliding door.
Once the door is fully open, pressing the button twice
within five seconds a second time will close the door.
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The power sliding door may also be opened by pressing
the switches on the overhead console or the switch
located on the trim panel just in front of the sliding door.
To keep your door operating properly, observe the following guidelines.
There are power sliding door switches located on the
trim panel just in front of the power sliding door for the
rear seat passengers. Pressing the switch once will open
the power sliding door, once the door is fully open
pressing the switch a second time will close the door.
• Always open the door smoothly.
• Avoid high impacts against the door stop when opening the door manually. This is very important when
your vehicle is parked on an incline as the door will
slide faster in the downhill direction.
• There is a hold-open latch that is activated when the
sliding door is fully opened. This latch will keep your
sliding door open on any incline. To close the power
sliding door after the hold-open latch is activated, you
must press any one of the power sliding door
switches, push the button on the inside grab handle or
pull out on the outside sliding door handle.
Power Sliding Door Switch
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If the inside or outside door handles are used while the
power sliding door is activated, the power sliding door
feature will be canceled and the door must be opened or
closed manually.
• If the power sliding door is not in the full open or close
position, it will fully open when a power sliding door
switch is pressed. To close the door, wait until it is fully
open and then press the switch again.
To avoid unintentional operation of the power sliding
door from the rear seats, press the button located in the
overhead console to disable the switches for the rear seat
passengers.
• The power sliding door switches will not operate if the
vehicle is in gear or the vehicle speed is above 0 mph
(0 km/h).
NOTE:
• If anything obstructs the power sliding door while it is
closing or opening, the door will automatically reverse
to the closed or open position, provided it meets
sufficient resistance.
• The driver’s side sliding door cannot be opened while
the fuel door is open. This feature operates only when
the sliding door is fully closed prior to opening the
fuel door.
• If the power sliding door encounters multiple obstructions within the same cycle, the system will automatically stop and must be opened or closed manually.
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if caught in the path
of the sliding door. Make sure the door path is clear
before closing the door.
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Child Protection Door Lock
To provide a safer environment for small children riding
in the rear seats, the sliding doors are equipped with a
child protection door lock system.
To activate the system, open the sliding door and move
the child lock control, located near the door’s rear latch,
to the ON position.
WARNING!
To avoid trapping anyone in the vehicle in a collision. Remember that the sliding doors can only be
opened from the outside door handle or the switches
located on the trim panel just in front of the power
sliding door when the child protection locks are
engaged.
Child Lock Control
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When the child lock system is engaged the door can be
opened only by using the outside door handle, remote
keyless entry transmitter, switches on the overhead console or the switches located on the trim panel just in front
of the power sliding door, even though the inside door
lock is in the unlocked position.
The power sliding door will operate from the switches
located on the trim panel just in front of the power sliding
door, regardless of the child lock lever position. To avoid
unintentional operation of the power sliding door from
the rear seats, press the button located in the overhead
console to disable the switches for the rear seat passengers.
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NOTE:
• The power sliding door switches will not operate if the
vehicle is in gear or the vehicle speed is above 0 mph
(0 km/h).
• The power sliding door will operate from the remote
keyless entry transmitter, if the vehicle is in Park,
regardless of the child lock lever position.
LIFTGATE
NOTE: The key that is used to start the vehicle is also
used to lock or unlock the doors and open the liftgate.
To open the liftgate, insert the key into the lock and turn
to the right. On vehicles equipped with power locks the
liftgate can also be unlocked using the remote keyless
entry or by activating the power door lock switches
located on the front doors.
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Once unlocked, on vehicles equipped with power locks,
the liftgate can be opened or closed without using the
key. To open the liftgate, depress the liftgate release
switch located on the underside of the license plate bar
and pull the liftgate open with one fluid motion.
If the liftgate is locked and is not equipped with a
powered liftgate, pressing the button on the remote
keyless entry transmitter will result in the liftgate becoming unlocked for 30 seconds allowing you to manually
access the liftgate area.
NOTE: On vehicles without power locks, the liftgate can
only be opened using the vehicle keys. The key must be
held in the unlocked position for the liftgate to open.
Power Liftgate — If Equipped
The power liftgate may be opened manually or by using
the button on the remote keyless entry transmitter. Press
the button on the remote keyless entry transmitter twice
within five seconds, to open the power liftgate. Once the
liftgate is fully open, pressing the button twice within
five seconds a second time will close the liftgate.
Liftgate Release Switch
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The power liftgate may also be opened by pressing the
button located on the overhead console.
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WARNING!
During power operation, personal injury or cargo
damage may occur. Ensure the liftgate travel path is
clear. Make sure the liftgate is closed and latched
before driving away.
NOTE:
• If anything obstructs the power liftgate while it is
closing or opening, the liftgate will automatically
reverse to the closed or open position, provided it
meets sufficient resistance.
Power Liftgate Switch
When the remote keyless entry transmitter button is
pressed and the “Lamp Flash” feature is enabled, the tail
lights will flash to signal that the liftgate is opening or
closing.
• There are also pinch sensors attached to the side of the
liftgate opening. Light pressure anywhere along these
strips will cause the liftgate to return to the open
position.
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• The power liftgate must be in the full open or close
positions for any of the buttons to operate. If the
liftgate is not in the full open or close positions it must
be opened or closed manually.
• If the power liftgate encounters multiple obstructions
within the same cycle, the system will automatically
stop and must be opened or closed manually.
• If the liftgate release button is activated while the
power liftgate is closing, the liftgate will reverse to the
full open position.
WARNING!
• The power liftgate buttons will not operate if the
vehicle is in gear or the vehicle speed is above 0 mph
(0 km/h).
• The power liftgate will not operate in temperatures
below ⫺12°F (⫺24°C) or temperatures above 143°F
(62°C). Be sure to remove any build-up of snow or ice
from the liftgate before pressing any of the power
liftgate buttons.
• Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your
passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep
the liftgate closed when you are operating the
vehicle.
• If you are required to drive with the liftgate open,
make sure that all windows are closed, and the
climate control blower switch is set at high speed.
DO NOT use the recirculation mode.
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Gas props support the liftgate in the open position.
However, because the gas pressure drops with temperature, it may be necessary to assist the props when
opening the liftgate in cold weather.
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WINDOWS
Power Vent Windows
Switches on the driver’s door trim panel let the driver
operate the two vent windows from the driver’s seat.
Power Vent Window Switches
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
Power Windows
You can control either front window using switches on
the driver’s door trim panel. There is a single switch on
the passenger’s door trim panel which operates the
passenger door window. The switches will operate only
when the ignition switch is in the ON or ACCESSORY
position.
Power Window Switches
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Auto Down Feature — If Equipped
The driver’s window switch has an auto down feature.
Press the window switch past the detent, release, and the
window will go down automatically.
To open the window part way, press the window switch
part way and release it when you want the window to
stop.
The power window switches remain active for up to 45
seconds after the ignition switch has been turned off.
Opening a vehicle front door will cancel this feature.
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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 rear windows open, open the front and rear windows
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to
minimize the buffeting.
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OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
Some of the most important safety features in your
vehicle are the restraint systems. These include the front
and rear seat belts for the driver and all passengers, front
airbags for both the driver and front passenger, driver
inflatable knee blocker and if equipped, window bags for
the driver and passengers seated next to a window. If you
will be carrying children too small for adult-size seat
belts, your seat belts or the LATCH feature (Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren) also, can be used to
hold infant and child restraint systems.
If your vehicle is equipped with the Occupant Classification System (OCS) there will be a Passenger Airbag
Disabled (PAD) Indicator Light located on the center of
the instrument panel.
Passenger Airbag Disabled Light
NOTE: The front airbags have a multi stage inflator
design. This allows the airbag to have different rates of
inflation that are based on collision severity.
Please pay close attention to the information in this
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
properly to keep you and your passengers as safe as
possible.
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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
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen
far away from home or on your own street.
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 the outboard seats in your vehicle are equipped with
Lap/Shoulder Belts.
The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during
very sudden stops or collisions. This feature allows the
shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under
normal conditions. But in a collision, the belt will lock
and reduce the risk of your striking the inside of the
vehicle or being thrown out.
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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.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of a collision the
best.
• Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You
might suffer internal injuries, or you could even
slide out of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat belt safely and to keep
your passengers safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in a collision, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
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2. The seat belt latch plate is near the seatback of the
front seats and next to your arm in the rear seats. Grasp
the latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate
up the webbing as far as necessary to allow the belt to go
around your lap.
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.
Latch Plate To Buckle
• 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 belt portion, pull up
on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight,
tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt
reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in a collision.
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WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t
be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your
abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt can’t do its job as well. In a collision
it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt is straight.
If you can’t straighten a belt in your vehicle, take it
to your dealer and have it fixed.
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor
will withdraw any slack in the belt.
Removing Slack From Belt
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6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position.
If necessary, slide the latch plate down the webbing to
allow the belt to retract fully.
WARNING!
downward to help position the belt away from your
neck. The upper anchorage can be adjusted upward by
pushing anywhere on the anchorage. To move the anchorage downward, press the actuation button while
simultaneously pushing down on the anchorage assembly.
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision
and leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt
system periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose
parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately.
Do not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.).
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the front seats and the second row outboard seats, the
shoulder belt anchorage can be adjusted upward or
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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’ll prefer a higher position. When you release the
anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that
it is locked in position.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/
shoulder belt.
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the
anchor point.
Positioning Latch Plate
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2. At about 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) above the latch
plate, grasp and twist the belt webbing 180° to create a
fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.
Creating A Fold
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of the
latch plate.
Sliding The Latch Plate
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
folded webbing.
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Center Lap Belts
The center seating positions have a lap belt only. To fasten
the lap belt, slide the latch plate into the buckle until you
hear a “click”. To lengthen the lap belt, tilt the latch plate
and pull. To remove slack, pull the loose end of the
webbing.
Wear the lap belt snug against the hips. Sit back and erect
in the seat, then adjust the belt as tightly as is comfortable.
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WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too loose or too high is dangerous.
• A belt worn too loose can allow you to slip down
and under the belt in a collision.
• A belt that is too high will apply crash forces to
the abdomen, not to the stronger hip bones. In
either case, the risk of internal injuries is greater.
Wear a lap belt low and snug.
Seat Belt Pretensioners
The seat belts for both front seating positions are
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision.
These devices improve the performance of the seat belt
by assuring that the belt is tight about the occupant early
in a collision. Pretensioners are designed to work for all
size occupants.
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NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be
worn snugly and positioned properly.
The pretensioners are triggered by the front airbag control module (see Front Airbag Section). Like the front
airbags, the pretensioners are single use items. After a
collision that is severe enough to deploy the front airbags
and pretensioners, both must be replaced.
Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert)
If the driver’s seat belt has not been buckled within 60
seconds of starting the vehicle and if the vehicle speed is
greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), the Enhanced Warning
System (BeltAlert) will alert the driver to buckle their seat
belt. The driver should also instruct all other occupants to
buckle their seat belts. Once the warning is triggered, the
Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) will continue to
chime and flash the Seat Belt Warning Light for 96
seconds or until the driver’s seat belt is buckled.
The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) will be reactivated if the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled for more than
10 seconds and the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8
km/h).
The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be enabled or disabled by your authorized dealer or by
following these steps:
NOTE: The following steps must occur within the first
60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON
or RUN position. DaimlerChrysler does not recommend
deactivating the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert).
1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, and
buckle the driver’s seat belt.
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2. Turn the ignition key to the RUN position (engine
does not need to be running), and wait for the Seat Belt
Warning Light to turn off.
3. Within 60 seconds, unbuckle and then re-buckle the
driver’s seat belt at least three times, ending with the seat
belt buckled.
4. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. A single
chime will sound to signify that you have successfully
completed the programming.
The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.
NOTE: Although the Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlert) has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning
Light will continue to illuminate while the driver’s seat
belt remains unfastened.
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Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
throughout their pregnancies. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is a collision.
Seat Belt Extender
If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended and
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
equipped) is in its lowest position, your dealer can
provide you with a seat belt extender. This extender
should be used only if the existing belt is not long
enough. When it is not required, remove the extender
and stow it.
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WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use
when the lap belt is not long enough when it is worn
low and snug, and in the recommended seating
positions. Remove and store the extender when not
needed.
Driver And Front Passenger 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.
Front Airbag Components
NOTE: The front airbags are certified to the Federal
regulations that allow less forceful deployment in low
speed collisions.
The front airbags have a multi stage inflator design. This
may allow the airbag to have different rates of inflation
that are based on collision severity and occupant size.
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Also, the front passenger airbag is certified to the Federal
regulations that define Occupant Classification (Refer to
“Occupant Classification System” in this section).
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This vehicle may also be equipped with a driver inflatable knee blocker located on the instrument panel below
the steering column.
This vehicle may also be equipped with window bags to
protect the driver, front, and rear passengers sitting next
to a window. If the vehicle is equipped with window
bags, they are located above the side windows. Their
covers are also labeled SRS AIRBAG.
Window Bags
NOTE: Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior
trim; but they will open to allow airbag deployment.
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WARNING!
• Do not put anything on or around the airbag covers
or attempt to manually open them. You may damage
the airbags and you could be injured because the
airbags are not there to protect you. These protective
covers for the airbag cushions are designed to open
only when the airbags are inflating.
• If your vehicle is equipped with window bags, do
not stack luggage or other cargo up high enough to
block the location of the window bag. The area
where the window bag is located should remain free
from any obstructions.
• If your vehicle is equipped with window bags, do
not have any accessory items installed which will
alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to your
vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation on
the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof of the
vehicle for any reason.
Along with the seat belts, front airbags work with the
instrument panel knee bolsters to provide improved
protection for the driver and front passenger. Window
bags also work with seat belts to improve occupant
protection.
The seat belts are designed to protect you in many types
of collisions. The front airbags deploy in moderate to
severe frontal collisions.
NOTE: The passenger front airbag may not deploy even
when the driver front airbag has if the Occupant Classification System (refer to “Occupant Classification System” in this section) has determined the seat is empty or
is occupied by a child.
If your vehicle is equipped, the window bag on the crash
side of the vehicle is triggered in moderate to severe side
collisions. But even in collisions where the airbags inflate,
you need the seat belts to keep you in the right position
for the airbags to protect you properly.
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Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
risk of harm from a deploying airbag.
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride
buckled up in a rear seat.
Infants in rear facing child restraints should NEVER ride
in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger front airbag.
An airbag deployment can cause severe injury or death to
infants in that position.
Children that are not big enough to properly wear the
vehicle seat belt (refer to section on Child Restraint)
should be secured in the rear seat, in a child restraint or
belt-positioning booster seat. Older children who do not
use child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats
should ride properly buckled up in the rear seat, and in
the outboard seat if possible. Never allow children to
slide the shoulder belt behind them or under their arm.
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If a child from 1 to 12 years old must ride in the front
passenger seat because the vehicle is crowded, move the
seat as far back as possible, and use the proper child
restraint. See the section on Child Restraint.
You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
2. All occupants should wear their lap and shoulder
belts properly.
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be
moved back as far as practical to allow the front airbags
room to inflate.
4. If your vehicle has window bags, do not lean against
the door, airbags will inflate forcefully into the space
between you and the door.
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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.
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument panel during front airbag deployment could
cause serious injury. Airbags need room to inflate.
Sit back, comfortably extending your arms to
reach the steering wheel or instrument panel.
• If the vehicle has window bags, they also need
room to inflate. Do not lean against the door or
window. Sit upright in the center of the seat.
The Airbag System consists of the following:
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
• AIRBAG Readiness Light
• Driver Airbag
• Front Passenger Airbag
• Window Bags above Side Windows (If Equipped)
• Front Impact Sensors
• Side Impact Sensors (If Equipped)
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
• Seat Belt Readiness Light
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners
• Interconnecting Wiring
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• Knee Impact Bolster
• Driver Inflatable Knee Blocker
• Front Passenger Seat Occupant Classification System
(OCS) — If Equipped
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proper rate of inflation. The front airbag inflators are
designed to provide different rates of airbag inflation.
• The ORC may modify the rate of inflation based on the
occupant size provided by the Occupant Classification
Module.
− Occupant Classification Module
• The ORC will not detect side, roll over, or rear impacts.
− Passenger Airbag Disabled (PAD) Indicator Light
• The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts
of the system whenever the ignition switch is in the
START or RUN positions. These include all of the
items listed above except the steering wheel and
column, instrument panel and passenger knee bolsters. If the key is in the OFF position, in the ACC
position, or not in the ignition, the airbags are not on
and will not inflate.
• Also, the ORC turns on the AIRBAG warning light and PAD indicator light in the
center of the instrument panel for 6 to 8
seconds for a self-check when the ignition is
− Interconnecting Wiring
− Bladder Assembly
− Belt Tension Sensor
How The Airbag System Works
• The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines
if a frontal collision is severe enough to require the
airbags to inflate. Based on the level of collision
severity, the front control module determines the
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first turned on. After the self-check, the AIRBAG
warning light will turn off. The PAD indicator light
will function normally (Refer to “Passenger Airbag
Disable (PAD) Indicator Light” in this section). If the
ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it
turns on the AIRBAG warning light either momentarily or continuously. A single chime will sound if the
light comes on again after initial start up.
WARNING!
Ignoring the AIRBAG warning light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the airbags
to protect you in a collision. If the light does not
come on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it
comes on as you drive, have the airbag system
checked right away.
• The Driver and Passenger Airbag/Inflator Units are
located in the center of the steering wheel and the right
side of the instrument panel. When the ORC and
impact sensors detects a collision requiring the airbags, it signals the inflator units. A large quantity of
nontoxic gas is generated to inflate the front airbags.
Different airbag inflation rates may be possible based
on collision severity and occupant size. The steering
wheel hub trim cover and the upper right side of the
instrument panel separate and fold out of the way as
the airbags inflate to their full size. The airbags fully
inflate in about 50–70 milliseconds. This is about half
of the time it takes to blink your eyes. The airbags then
quickly deflate while helping to restrain the driver and
front passenger.
The driver’s and passenger’s front airbag gas is vented
through the airbag material towards the instrument
panel. In this way the airbags do not interfere with
your control of the vehicle.
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• The Side Impact SRS Window Bags are designed to
activate only in certain side collisions. When the ORC
and the side impact sensors (with side impact option)
detects a collision requiring the window bags to
inflate, it signals the inflators on the crash side of the
vehicle. A quantity of nontoxic gas is generated to
inflate the window bag. The inflating window bag
pushes the outside edge of the headliner out of the
way and covers the window. The airbag inflates in
about 30 milliseconds (about one quarter of the time it
takes to blink your eyes) with enough force to injure
you if you are not belted and seated properly, or if
items are positioned in the area where the window bag
inflates. This especially applies to children. The window bag is only about 31⁄2 inches (9 cm) thick when it
is inflated.
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• When the ORC and the side impact sensors (with side
impact option) detects a collision requiring the Driver
Inflatable Knee Blocker , it signals the inflator unit. A
quantity of nontoxic gas is generated to inflate the
Driver Inflatable Knee Blocker. The Driver Inflatable
Knee Blocker inflates rearward towards the driver’s
knees to help protect the knees and position you for
the best interaction with the front airbag. The Driver
Inflatable Knee Blocker fully inflates in about 50
milliseconds, this is only about half of the time it takes
you to blink your eyes. It then quickly deflates while
helping to protect the driver’s knees.
• The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees, and
position everyone for the best interaction with the
front airbag.
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• If your vehicle contains a Passenger Airbag Disable
indicator light, it will be equipped with the Occupant
Classification System (OCS). The OCS system will
classify an occupant into a size category based on
sensor readings from within the seat cushion. Occupants should try to remain in a normally seated
position. If the occupant’s weight is transferred to
another object in the vehicle (i.e. feet on the dashboard), the OCS may not be able to properly approximate occupant size. Furthermore, the occupant size
may appear to increase or decrease due to objects
hanging on the seat, other passengers pushing on the
seat, or objects lodged underneath the seat. Ensure
that the front passenger seat back does not touch
anything placed on the back seat because this can also
affect occupant classification. Also, if you fold down
the rear seat, check to be sure it doesn’t touch the front
passenger seat.
If there is a rapid change in temperature or humidity,
the OCS may not be able to properly approximate
occupant size. 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 there is a fault present in the system, the AIRBAG
warning light will illuminate indicating that you should
take the vehicle to an authorized dealer. In the presence
of an occupant in the passenger seat, if both the PAD
indicator light and AIRBAG warning light are illuminated the airbag will be disabled.
The ORC will not allow front airbag deployment in the
event of a collision for occupants classified into the
empty or child size categories. The PAD indicator light
will illuminate indicating that the Passenger Airbag is
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OFF when the OCS has determined that the occupant size
category is a child. Also, when the seat is empty or an
object that weighs less than a predetermined threshold is
placed on the seat, the light will remain OFF. (The PAD
indicator light is an amber light located on the center of
the instrument panel above the radio.)
Passenger Airbag Disabled Light
For almost all sizes of properly seated adults, the airbag
will be enabled in the event of a collision. For small
teenagers and some small adults, depending on size, the
airbag may or may not be enabled in the event of a
collision. Both drivers and passengers should always use
the PAD indicator light as an indication if the front
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passenger is properly positioned or not. If the PAD
indicator light comes on when an adult is in the passenger seat, have the passenger re-position themselves in the
seat until the light goes out.
Remember, if the PAD indicator light is illuminated the
passenger front airbag will not inflate. For almost all
properly installed child restraints, the “PAD Indicator
Light” will be illuminated indicating that the front passenger airbag is turned off and will not inflate. If the
“PAD Indicator Light” is not illuminated, DO NOT
assume the airbag is turned off and move the child
restraint to the rear seat. A deploying passenger airbag
can cause death or serious injury to a child in a rear
facing infant seat.
NOTE: Even though this vehicle is equipped with an
Occupant Classification System, children 12 years and
under should always ride buckled up in a rear seat in an
appropriate child restraint.
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• The Occupant Classification Module (OCM) — If
Equipped is located beneath the front passenger seat.
The OCM classifies the occupant into one of three size
categories based on the input from the Bladder Assembly and Belt Tension Sensor. The size categories include empty, child, and adult. The OCM sends the
Occupant Classification to the ORC to identify if a
front passenger airbag is allowed. If a fault is present,
the AIRBAG warning light is illuminated.
• The Passenger Airbag Disabled (PAD) Indicator
Light — If Equipped indicates to the driver and
passenger when the airbag is turned OFF in the
presence of a properly seated occupant. When the PAD
indicator light is illuminated, the airbag is OFF. Also,
when the Occupant Classification System detects either an empty seat or a weight less than the predetermined occupant threshold, the ORC will not illuminate the PAD indicator light even though the airbag is
turned OFF. When the ocs system detects an adult the
PAD indicator light will be off, and the airbag will be
enabled.
• The Belt Tension Sensor (BTS) — If Equipped is
located at the outboard passenger lap belt anchor. The
BTS generates a signal based on outboard lap belt
tension. This signal is sent to the OCM to ensure that
the resultant bladder pressure increase due to applied
lap belt tension does not cause a small occupant to be
classified as a larger occupant.
• The Bladder Assembly — If Equipped is located
beneath the seat cushion foam. The pressure sensor
sends a signal to the OCM.
The front passenger seat assembly contains critical components that affect the front passenger airbag deployment. Correctly functioning front passenger seat components are critical for the Occupant Classification System
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(OCS) to properly classify the front passenger and calculate the proper airbag deployment. Do not make any
modifications to the front passenger seat components,
assembly, or to the seat cover.
WARNING!
Unapproved modifications or service procedures to
the front passenger seat assembly, its related components, or seat cover may inadvertently change the
airbag deployment in case of a frontal crash. This
could result in death or serious injury to the front
seat passenger if the vehicle is involved in an accident. A modified vehicle may not comply with
required Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
(FMVSS).
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The following requirements must be strictly adhered to:
• Do not modify the front passenger seat assembly or
components in any way.
• Do not modify the front seat center console or center
position seat in any way.
• Do not use prior or future model year seat covers not
designated for the specific model being repaired. Always use the correct seat cover specified for the
vehicle.
• Do not replace the seat cover with an aftermarket seat
cover.
• Do not add a secondary seat cover other than those
approved by DaimlerChrysler/Mopar.
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• At no time should any supplemental restraint system
(SRS) component or SRS related component or fastener be modified or replaced with any part except
those which are approved by DaimlerChrysler/
Mopar.
If A Deployment Occurs
The airbag system is designed to deploy the airbags
when the ORC and impact sensors detect a moderate-tosevere collision, to help restrain the vehicle passengers,
and then immediately deflate.
NOTE: A collision that is not severe enough to need
airbag protection will not activate the system. This does
not mean something is wrong with the airbag system.
If you do have a collision which deploys the airbags, any
or all of the following may occur:
• The nylon airbag material may sometimes cause abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and front
passenger as the airbags deploy and unfold. The
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
immediately.
• As the airbags deflate you may see some smoke-like
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
process that generates the nontoxic gas used for airbag
inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the skin,
eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye irritation,
rinse the area with cool water. For nose or throat
irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation continues,
see your doctor. If these particles settle on your
clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
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• It is not advisable to drive your vehicle after the
airbags have deployed. If you are involved in another
collision, the airbags will not be in place to protect you.
WARNING!
Deployed airbags, seat belt pretensioners and driver
inflatable knee blocker cannot protect you in another collision. Have the airbags, seat belt pretensioners, driver inflatable knee blocker and the front
passenger seat belt retractor assembly, replaced by
an authorized dealer as soon as possible. Also, have
the Occupant Classification System serviced as well.
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Enhanced Accident Response
If the airbags and seat belt pertensioners deploy after an
impact and the electrical system remains functional,
vehicles equipped with power door locks will unlock
automatically. In addition, approximately 10 seconds
after the vehicle has stopped moving, the interior lights
will illuminate until the ignition switch is turned off.
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Maintaining Your Airbag System
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the airbag system could cause
it to fail when you need it. You could be injured because the
airbags are 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 frame.
• 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.
WARNING!
• You need proper knee impact protection in a
collision. Do not mount or locate any aftermarket
equipment on or behind the knee bolsters.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the
airbag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has airbags.
Airbag 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.
• The AIRBAG light does not come on or flickers during
the 6 to 8 seconds when the ignition switch is first
turned on.
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• The light remains on or flickers after the 6 to 8 second
interval.
• The light flickers or comes on and remains on while
driving.
DaimlerChrysler Corporation Integrated Child
Seat — If Equipped
Operating instructions for this seat are included with the
seat. If the instructions are not with the seat or in the
Owner’s Manual Package, replacement instructions can
be obtained.
To obtain Integrated Child Seat replacement
instructions:
Use the order form at the back of this manual and specify
publication number 81-016-1950.
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Child Restraint
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
times — babies and children, too. Every state in the
United States and all Canadian provinces require that
small children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the
law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
Children 12 years and under should ride properly buckled up in a rear seat. According to crash statistics,
children are safer when properly restrained in the rear
seats, rather than in the front.
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WARNING!
Infants and Child Restraints
In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny
baby, can become a missile inside the vehicle. The
force required to hold even an infant on your lap
could become so great that you could not hold the
child, no matter how strong you are. The child and
others could be badly injured. Any child riding in
your vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the
child’s size.
• 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. Both types of
child restraints are held in the vehicle by the lap/
shoulder belt or the LATCH child restraint anchorage
system. Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)” later in this section.
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
seat owner’s manual to ensure you have the right seat for
your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your child.
• 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 can be
used either rearward-facing or forward-facing in the
vehicle. Convertible child seats often have a higher
weight limit in the rearward-facing direction than
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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.
• Rearward-facing child seats must NEVER be used in
the front seat of a vehicle with a front passenger
airbag. An airbag deployment could cause severe
injury or death to infants in this position.
Older Children and Child Restraints
• Children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) and who
are older than one year can ride forward-facing in the
vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and convertible
child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for
children who weigh 20 to 40 lbs (9 to 18 kg) and 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 “Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)” later in
this section.
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• The belt-positioning booster seat is for children weighing more than 40 lbs (18 kg), but who are still too small
to fit the vehicle’s seat belts properly. If the child can
not sit with knees bent over the vehicles seat cushion
while the child’s back is against the seat back, they
should use a belt-positioning booster seat. The child
and booster seat are held in the vehicle by the lap/
shoulder belt.
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
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.
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• Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or
slouching can move the belt out of position.
• If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the
child closer to the center of the vehicle. If this doesn’t
help, move the child to the center rear seating position
and use the lap belt. Never allow a child to put the
shoulder belt under an arm or behind their back.
NOTE:
For additional information, refer
www.seatcheck.org or call 1-866-SEATCHECK.
to
WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• A rearward facing child restraint should only be
used in a rear seat. A rearward facing child restraint in the front seat may be struck by a
deploying passenger airbag which may cause severe or fatal injury to the infant.
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Here are some tips on getting the most out of your child
restraint:
• Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it
has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. We also recommend that you make sure
that you can install the child restraint in the vehicle
where you will use it, before you buy it.
• The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s
weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for
weight and height limits.
• Carefully follow the instructions that come with the
restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may
not work when you need it.
The passenger seat belts are equipped with cinching
latch plates, which are designed to keep the lap
portion tight around the child restraint so that it is not
necessary to use a locking clip. Pulling up on the
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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.
• 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 of the
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, disconnect
the latch plate from the buckle, turn the buckle
around, and insert the latch plate into the buckle
again. If you still can’t make the child restraint secure,
try a different seating position.
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• Buckle the child into the seat according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s directions.
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in the
vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from the vehicle.
Don’t leave it loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or
collision, it could strike the occupants or seatbacks and
cause serious personal injury.
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)
Each vehicle, except commercial cargo vehicles, is
equipped with the child restraint anchorage system
called LATCH, which stands for Lower Anchors and
Tether for CHildren. Two LATCH child restraint anchorage systems are installed on all second-row seats and in
the center position on all 3rd row store in the floor seats.
Second-row seats also feature tether strap anchorages,
located in the rear surface of the seatback. In addition, all
3-passenger bench seats and 3rd row store in the floor
seats are equipped with a child restraint tether anchor at
the center seating position.
Latch Anchorages
When using the tether anchorages in the outboard seating positions, ensure that the strap is routed over the top
of the seatback and under the head restraint between the
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head restraint posts. Except for bench seats with split
seatbacks, when the tether anchorage is used in the center
seating position, the strap should be positioned straight
over the top of the seatback. For bench seats with split
seatbacks, route the tether between the seatbacks.
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When using the tether anchorages in the center position
on 3rd row store in the floor seating, ensure that the strap
is routed over the top of the seatback and under the head
restraint between the head restraint posts.
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.
Child restraint systems having attachments designed to
connect to the lower anchorages are now available. Child
restraints having tether straps and hooks for connection
to the seatback tether anchorage have been available for
some time. In fact, many child restraint manufacturers
will provide add-on tether strap kits for some of their
older products.
NOTE: If your child restraint seat is not LATCH compatible, install the restraint using the vehicle seat belts.
Fleet vehicles equipped with the LATCH system on the
3-passenger bench seat must have the seat adjusted to the
full rear position on the tracks when the LATCH system
is used. Also, when using the LATCH system, be sure the
seatback is two clicks rear of its full upright position.
Because the lower anchorages are to be introduced to
passenger carrying vehicles over a period of years, child
restraint systems having attachments for those anchorages will continue to have features for installation in
vehicles using the lap or lap/shoulder belt. They will also
have tether straps, and you are urged to take advantage
of all of the available attachments provided with your
child restraint in any vehicle.
Installing the Child Restraint System
If your fleet vehicle is equipped with LATCH anchorages
on the 3-passenger bench seat, do not install three child
restraints at the same time in this seat. The anchorages in
this seat are not designed to restrain three child restraints
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at one time. Instead, you may install one child restraint at
the center position, or one child restraint at each of the
right and left positions.
strap. Forward-facing toddler restraints and some
rearward-facing infant restraints will also be equipped
with a tether strap, a hook and means for adjusting the
tension in the strap.
WARNING!
In general, you will first loosen the adjusters on the lower
straps and tether straps so that you can more easily attach
the hook or connector to the lower anchorages and tether
anchorages. Then tighten all three straps as you push the
child restraint rearward and downward into the seat.
Fleet Vehicles Only:
Do not install child restraint systems equipped with
LATCH attachments at all three seating positions in
the seat at one time. The LATCH anchorages in this
seat are designed to restrain no more than two child
restraints at a time in the event of a collision. Failure
to follow this may result in serious or fatal injury.
We urge that you carefully follow the directions of the
manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Many,
but not all, restraint systems will be equipped with
separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or
connector and a means for adjusting the tension in the
Not all child restraint systems will be installed as we
have described here. Again, carefully follow the instructions that come with the child restraint system.
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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.
Transporting Pets
Airbags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
An unrestrained pet could 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.
REAR SEAT DELETE FEATURE (COMMERCIAL
VEHICLES ONLY) — IF EQUIPPED
Commercial cargo vehicles are not designed for use as a
family vehicle and are not intended for carrying children
in the front passenger seat. However, if you must carry a
child in a vehicle without a rear seat, the passenger seat
should be moved to the full rearward position and the
child must be in a proper restraint system based on it’s
age, size and weight. NEVER carry a child in a rear facing
infant carrier in a vehicle without rear seats. In an
accident, serious injury or death may occur from the
deploying passenger air bag.
This vehicle is equipped with a child restraint tether
anchor located on the floor, behind the front passenger
seat. Use this tether anchor to secure only forward
facing child restraints equipped with an upper tether
strap.
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WARNING!
Rear Facing Infant restraints must never be secured
in the passenger seat of a vehicle with a passenger
airbag. In an accident a passenger airbag may deploy
causing severe injury or death to infants riding in
rear facing infant restraints.
Restraining Infants and Small Children with Seat
Delete Feature (Commercial Vehicles Only)
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult safety belt. Use the restraint that is
correct for your child:
• The rearward-facing infant carrier is for babies weighing up to about 20 lbs (9 kg), and less than one year
old. THIS TYPE OF SEAT CANNOT BE USED IN A
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• The forward-facing child seat is for children from
about 20 to 40 lbs (9 to 18 kg), and more than one year
old.
• A “convertible” child seat, one that is designed to be
used for children who are too heavy for a rear facing
infant seat, may be used IN THE FORWARD FACING
POSITION ONLY, IT MUST NEVER BE INSTALLED
FACING TO THE REAR IN A VEHICLE EQUIPPED
WITH THE REAR SEAT DELETE FEATURE (Commercial Vehicles Only). When a convertible seat is
properly installed forward facing, the vehicle seat
should be adjusted to the rear most position.
• Children more than 40 lbs (18 kg) should be secured in
the passenger seat in a child restraint or beltpositioning booster seat with the seat adjusted to the
rear most position. Older children who do not use
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child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats
should ride properly buckled in the passenger seat
with the seat adjusted to the rear most position. Never
allow children to slide the shoulder belt behind them
or under their arm.
Tether Installation For Commercial Vehicles With
Rear Seat Delete
To secure the child restraint upper tether strap to the
vehicle, follow the instructions shown:
1. Locate the child restraint tether anchor on the floor
just behind the front passenger seat.
Tether Anchor Location
2. Extend the child restraint tether anchor forward towards the front passenger seat.
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5. Route the tether strap beneath the head restraint
between the two head restraint posts. Ensure that the
child restraint tether strap is centered between the two
head restraint posts.
Tether To Anchor
3. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s directions
for proper use of connecting the child restraint to the
extended tether strap.
4. If necessary, raise the passenger seat head restraint to
allow the tether strap to be routed under the head
restraint.
Tether Strap Mounting
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6. Using the hook attached to the child restraint tether
strap, attach the child restraint tether strap to the metal
ring on the vehicle tether anchor.
7. Following the child seat manufacturer’s instructions,
tighten the child restraint tether strap.
8. If necessary, reposition the seat head restraint.
9. Inspect the tether anchor strap for nicks, abrasions,
discoloration, and loose threads. If these, or any other
condition that might effect the performance of the strap is
observed, DO NOT USE. Contact your local
DaimlerChrysler dealership for a replacement part.
NOTE: Stow the child restraint tether strap in its
original position when not in use.
WARNING!
The vehicle tether anchor is designed to be used
with a child restraint only. It should not be used for
any other purpose. Before use inspect the tether
anchor strap for nicks, abrasions, discoloration, and
loose threads. If these or any other condition that
might effect the performance of the strap is observed, DO NOT USE, personal injury may result.
Contact your local DaimlerChrysler dealership for a
replacement part.
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the engine in
your new vehicle.
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55
mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
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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.
The recommended viscosity and quality grades are
shown in Section 7 of this manual. NON-DETERGENT
OR STRAIGHT MINERAL OILS MUST NEVER BE
USED.
A new engine may consume some oil during its first few
thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be
considered as a normal part of the break-in and not
interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
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SAFETY TIPS
Exhaust Gas
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO) which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO)
follow the safety tips below.
Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in confined
areas any longer than needed to move your vehicle in or
out of the area.
If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the engine
running, adjust your heating or cooling controls to force
outside air into the vehicle. Set the blower at high speed.
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WARNING!
If you are required to drive with the deck lid/liftgate
open, make sure that all windows are closed, and the
climate control blower switch is set at high speed.
DO NOT use the recirculation mode.
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
Seat Belts
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
frays and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
a collision if they have been damaged (bent retractor, torn
webbing, etc. If there is any question regarding belt or
retractor condition, replace the belt.
Airbag Light
The light should come on and remain on for 6
to 8 seconds as a bulb check when the ignition
switch is first turned ON. If the LED is not lit
during starting, have it checked. If the light
stays on 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.
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Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
Tires
Examine tires for excessive tread wear or uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread. Inspect tread and sidewall for cuts or
cracks. Check wheel nuts for tightness, and tires (including spare) for proper pressure.
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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.
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 fuel, power steering fluid or brake
fluid leaks are suspected, the cause should be located and
corrected immediately.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . . .92
▫ Driver’s Side Outside Mirror Auto Dimmer —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
▫ Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature . . . . . . . . . . .93
▫ Outside Mirror — Driver’s Side . . . . . . . . . . . .94
▫ Outside Mirror — Passenger’s Side . . . . . . . . . .94
▫ Power Remote-Control Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
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▫ Heated Remote Control Mirrors —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . . .95
䡵 Hands–Free Communication (UConnect™) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
▫ UConnect™ System Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
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䡵 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ 3 – Passenger Bench Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
▫ Manual Front & Second Row Seat Adjuster . . . 108
▫ Plastic Grocery Bag Retainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
▫ 8–Way Driver’s Power Seat — If Equipped . . . 109
▫ Rear-Most Bench Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
▫ 4–Way Passenger’s Power Seat —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
▫ Rear Seat Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
▫ Adjustable Head Restraints — If Equipped . . . 110
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
▫ Manual Reclining Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . 112
▫ Rear Bench Seating Flexibility . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
▫ Rear Quad And 50/50 Seating Flexibility . . . . 130
䡵 Driver Memory System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 132
▫ Manual Lumbar — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 113
▫ Setting Memory Positions And Linking Remote
Keyless Entry Transmitter To Memory . . . . . . . 133
▫ Fold-In-Floor Seating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
▫ Memory Position Recall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
▫ Easy Access Seating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
▫ To Disable A Transmitter Linked To Memory . . 135
▫ Middle Quad Fold & Tumble Seat Removal . . . 121
䡵 To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
▫ 50/50 Fold & Tumble Rear Seat Removal . . . . 124
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䡵 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
▫ Headlight Low/High Beam Selector Switch . . . 143
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
▫ Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
▫ Park Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
▫ Windshield Wipers And Washers . . . . . . . . . . 143
▫ Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
䡵 Tilt Steering Column — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 146
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . . 140
䡵 Traction Control Switch — If Equipped . . . . . . . 147
▫ Daytime Running Lights (Canada/Fleet
Vehicles Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
䡵 Rear Park Assist System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 148
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
▫ Battery Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
▫ Headlamp Delay — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 141
▫ Front Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 142
䡵 Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
䡵 Adjustable Pedals — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 150
䡵 Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped . . . . . . 151
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
▫ To Set At A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
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▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
▫ Erasing Homelink Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
䡵 Overhead Console — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 154
▫ Reprogramming a Single Homelink Button . . . 168
▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
▫ Sunglass Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
䡵 Power Sunroof — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
▫ Compass/Temperature Display . . . . . . . . . . . 155
▫ Express Open Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
▫ Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
▫ Customer Programmable Features —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
䡵 Garage Door Opener — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 163
▫ Programming Homelink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
䡵 Electrical Power Outlets — If Equipped . . . . . . . 172
▫ Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off . . . . . . . 173
䡵 Convenience Tray Drawer And Cup Holders . . . 174
▫ Instrument Panel Cup Holders . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
▫ Canadian Programming/Gate Programming . . 167
▫ Convenience Tray And Optional Smoker’s
Package Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
▫ Using Homelink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
▫ Rear Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
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䡵 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
▫ Front Seat Storage Bin — If Equipped . . . . . . . 177
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▫ Removable Floor Console Without Fold-In-Floor
Seating — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
▫ Rear Compartment Storage Bins . . . . . . . . . . . 184
▫ Second Row Seat Storage Bins —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
▫ Cargo/Tub Nets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
▫ Overhead Rail System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 178
▫ Cargo Area Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
▫ Removable Floor Console With Fold-In-Floor
Seating — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
䡵 Roof Luggage Rack — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 185
䡵 Load Leveling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
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MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror
Adjust the mirror to center on the view through the rear
window. A two point pivot system allows for horizontal
and vertical adjustment of the mirror.
Adjusting Rearview Mirror
Annoying headlight glare can be reduced by moving the
small control under the mirror to the night position
(toward rear of vehicle). The mirror should be adjusted
while set in the day position (toward windshield).
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If equipped
If the switch is in the “Auto” position the mirror will
automatically adjust for annoying 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 in the
button will illuminate to indicate when this feature is on.
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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.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
Driver’s Side Outside Mirror Auto Dimmer — If
Equipped
This mirror automatically adjusts for annoying headlight
glare from vehicles behind you. You can turn this feature
on or off by pressing the button at the base of the
Rearview Mirror.
Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature
All exterior 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.
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Outside Mirror — Driver’s Side
Adjust the outside mirror to center on the adjacent lane of
traffic, with a slight overlap of the view obtained on the
inside mirror.
Outside Mirror — Passenger’s Side
Adjust the convex outside mirror so you can just see the
side of your vehicle in the portion of the mirror closest to
the vehicle. This type of mirror will give a much wider
view to the rear, and especially of the lane next to your
vehicle.
WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the right side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your right
side mirror could cause you to collide with another
vehicle or other object.
Use your inside mirror when judging the size or
distance of a vehicle seen in this convex mirror.
Power Remote-Control Mirrors
Use the mirror select switch, located on the instrument
panel to the left of the steering column, to adjust the view
obtained in the outside mirrors. Press the rocker switch to
the L or R for Left or Right mirror selection. Use the
center off position to guard against accidentally moving
a mirror position.
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Heated Remote Control Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This feature
is activated whenever you turn on the Rear Window
Defrost.
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
An illuminated vanity mirror is on the sun visor. To use
the mirror, rotate the sun visor down and swing the
mirror cover upward. The lights turn on automatically.
Closing the mirror cover turns off the lights.
Power Mirror Switches
Select a mirror and press one of the four arrows for the
direction you want the mirror to move.
Driver’s power mirror preselected positions can be controlled by the optional Memory Seat Feature. Refer to the
Memory Seat paragraph in section 3 of this manual.
Sun Visor Extension — If Equipped
The sun visor features a pull out extension for increased
coverage.
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HANDS–FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect™) —
IF EQUIPPED
UConnect™ is a voice-activated, hands-free, in-vehicle
communications system. UConnect™; allows you to dial
your cellular phone using simple voice commands (e.g.,
“Call Mike Work” or “Dial 248-555-1212”). Your cellular
phone’s audio is transmitted through your vehicle’s
stereo system; the system will automatically mute your
radio before receiving or sending a call.
NOTE: The UConnect™ system use requires a cellular
phone equipped with the Bluetooth ⬙Hands-Free Profile,⬙
version 0.96 or higher.
For UConnect Customer Support call 1-877-855-8400 or
visit the UConnect website (www.chrysler.com/
uconnect).
UConnect™ allows you to transfer calls between the
system and your cellular phone as you enter or exit your
vehicle, and enables you to mute the system’s microphone for private conversations.
The UConnect™; phone book enables you to store up to
32 names and four numbers per name. This system is
driven through your Bluetooth™ Hands-Free Profile
cellular phone. UConnect™ features Bluetooth™ technology - the global standard that enables different electronic
devices to connect to each other without wires or a
docking station, so UConnect™ works no matter where
you stow your cellular phone (be it your purse, pocket, or
briefcase). UConnect™ allows up to seven cellular
phones to be linked to the system, and it is available in
English, French, or Spanish formats (as equipped).
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The rearview mirror contains the microphone for the
system and the control buttons that will enable you to
access the system. The diagram below shows the mirror
with the appropriate buttons. Individual button behavior
is discussed in the “Operation” Section.
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cellular phone has a different profile (i.e. headset profile),
you will not be able to use any UConnect™ features.
The UConnect™ system is fully integrated into your
vehicle, including your vehicle’s stereo system. All voice
prompts as well as the other party’s voice in a conversation will be played over your vehicle’s stereo system. The
volume of the UConnect™ system can be controlled
through your normal stereo controls.
The radio display will be used for visual prompts from
the UConnect™ system such as caller ID.
UConnect™ Switches
The UConnect™ system can be used with any Hands
Free Profile certified Bluetooth™ cellular phone. If your
Operation
Voice commands can be used in the operation of the
UConnect™ system and to navigate through the UConnect™ menu structure. Voice commands should be given
after each UConnect™ system prompt. You will be
prompted for a specific command and then guided
through the available options. There are two ways to give
commands to the UConnect™ system:
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• You can say ⬙Dial⬙ at the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt. When
prompted for the phone number you wish to dial, say
the phone number (⬙123 456 7890⬙).
• Alternatively as you become familiar with the UConnect™ system, you can combine the commands and
say ⬙Dial 123 456 7890⬙.
Pairing a Cellular Phone to the UConnect™ System
To begin using your UConnect™ system, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth™ enabled cellular phone. To
complete the registration process, you will need to reference your cellular phone owner’s manual.
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt, say ⬙Setup Phone Pairing⬙.
• You will be asked to say a four-digit pin number into
the UConnect™ system which you will later need to
enter into your cellular phone during the cellular
phone pairing process. You can enter any four-digit
pin number. You will not need to remember this pin
number after the initial registration process.
• The UConnect™ system will then prompt you to begin
the cellular phone pairing process on your cellular
phone. Please see your cellular phone user’s manual
for instructions on how to complete this step.
• For identification purposes, you will be prompted to
give the UConnect™ system a name for your cellular
phone. Each cellular phone that is paired should be
given a unique phone name.
• You will then be asked to give your cellular phone a
priority level between 1 and 7, 1 having the highest
priority. You can connect up to seven cellular phones
to your UConnect™ system and the priority allows the
UConnect™ system to know which cellular phone to
use if multiple cellular phones are in the vehicle at the
same time. For example, if a priority 3 and priority 5
cellular phone are both in the vehicle, the UConnect™
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system will use the priority 3 cellular phone when you
make a call. You can select to use a lower priority
cellular phone at any time.
Making a Phone Call Using Digit Dialing
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt, says ⬙Dial⬙ followed by the
phone number you wish to dial. For example, you can
say ⬙Dial 123 456 7890⬙. The phone number that you
enter must be a valid length.
Making a Phone Call Using Your UConnect™
Phonebook
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt, says ⬙Call⬙ followed by the
name and designation of a phonebook entry that you
wish to dial. For example, you can say ⬙Call John Doe
Work⬙.
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Add Names to Your UConnect™ Phonebook
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt, say ⬙Phonebook New Entry⬙.
• When prompted, say the name of the new entry.
• Next, enter the number designation (e.g. “Home”,
“Work”, “Mobile”, or “Pager”). This will allow you to
have multiple numbers for each phonebook entry.
• Recite the phone number for the phonebook entry that
you are adding.
After you are finished adding an entry into the phonebook, you will be given the opportunity to add more
phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the
main menu.
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The UConnect™ system will allow you to enter up to 32
names into the phonebook with each name having up to
four associated phone numbers and designations.
Edit Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt, say ⬙Phonebook Edit⬙.
• You will then be asked for the name of the phonebook
entry that you wish to edit.
• Next, choose the number designation that you wish to
edit. The choices are home, work, mobile, or pager.
• Recite the new phone number for the phonebook entry
that you are editing.
After you are finished editing an entry in the phonebook,
you will be given the opportunities to edit another entry
in the phonebook, call the number you just edited, or
return to the main menu.
Phonebook edit can be used to add another phone
number to a name entry that already exists in the
phonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a
mobile and a home number, but you can add John Doe’s
work number later through phonebook edit.
Delete Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt, say ⬙Phonebook Delete⬙.
• After you enter the phonebook delete menu, you will
then be asked for the name of the phonebook entry
that you wish to delete. You can either say the name of
a phonebook entry that you wish to delete or you can
say ⬙List Names⬙ to hear a list of the entries in the
phonebook from which you can choose. To select one
of the entries from the list, press the ⬙Voice Recognition⬙ button while the UConnect™ system is playing
the desired entry and say ⬙Delete⬙.
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• After you enter the name, the UConnect™ system will
ask you if you wish to delete the home, work, mobile,
or pager number for this entry.
Delete All Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt, say ⬙Phonebook Delete All⬙.
• The UConnect™ system will ask you to verify that you
wish to delete all the entries from the phonebook.
• After confirmation, the phonebook entries will be
deleted.
List All Names in the UConnect™ Phonebook
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt, say ⬙Phonebook List
Names⬙.
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• The UConnect™ system will play the names of all the
phonebook entries.
• To call one of the names in the list, press the ’Voice
Recognition’ button during the playing of the desired
name and say ⬙Call⬙.
• The UConnect™ system will then prompt you as to
number designation you wish to call.
• The selected number will be dialed.
Phone Call Features
The following feature(s) can be accessed through the
UConnect™ system if the feature(s) are available on your
cellular service plan. For example, if your cellular service
plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be
accessed through the UConnect™ system.
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Answer or Reject an Incoming Call - No Call
Currently in Progress
When you receive a call on your cellular phone, the
UConnect™ system will interrupt the stereo audio and
will ask if you would like to answer the call by pressing
the ’Phone’ button. Press the ’Phone’ button to answer
the call. To reject the call, press the ’Phone’ button until
you hear a single beep indicating that the incoming call
was rejected.
Answer or Reject an Incoming Call - Call
Currently in Progress
If a call is currently in progress and you have another
incoming call, press the ’Phone’ button to place the
current call on hold and answer the incoming call. To
reject the incoming call, you can disregard the call and
continue with your current conversation.
Making a Second Call while Current Call in
Progress
To make a second call while you are currently in a call,
press the ’Voice Recognition’ button and say ⬙Dial⬙ or
⬙Call⬙ followed by the phone number or phonebook entry
you wish to call. The first call will be on hold while the
second call is in progress.
Putting a Call on Hold and Retrieving a Call from
Hold
To put a call on hold, press the ’Phone’ button until you
hear a single beep which will indicate that the call has
been placed on hold. To bring the call back from hold,
press the ’Phone’ button.
Toggling Between Two Calls
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
press the ’Phone’ button until you hear a single beep
indicating that the active and hold status of the two calls
have switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at one
time.
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Conference Call
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
hold), press the ’Phone’ button until you hear a double
beep indicating that the two calls have been joined into
one conference call.
Three-Way Calling
To initiate three-way calling, press the ’Voice Recognition’ button while a call is in progress and make a second
phone call. When the second call is established, press the
’Phone’ button until you hear a double beep indicating
that the two calls have been joined into one conference
call.
Call Termination
To end a call in progress, press the ’Phone’ button. All
calls in progress will be terminated.
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Phone Redial
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt, say ⬙Redial⬙.
• The UConnect™ system will call the last number that
was dialed on your cellular phone. This may not be the
last number dialed by your UConnect™ system.
Advanced Phone Connectivity
Transferring an Active Call between the
UConnect™ System and Your Cellular Phone
The UConnect™ system allows ongoing calls to be transferred to your cellular phone or to the UConnect™
system without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call from your cellular phone to the UConnect™
system or vice versa, press the ’Voice Recognition’ button
and say ⬙Transfer Call⬙.
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Delete Paired Cellular Phones
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt, say ⬙Setup Phone Pairing⬙.
• At the next prompt, say ⬙Delete⬙.
• You will be asked to say the name of the phone that
you wish to delete. You can either say the name of the
phone that you wish to delete or you can say ⬙All⬙ to
delete all the phones.
Connect or Disconnect the Connection between the
UConnect™ System and Your Cellular Phone
Your cellular phone can be paired with many different
electronic devices, but can only be actively ⬙connected⬙
with one electronic device at a time.
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth™ connection between a paired cellular phone and
the UConnect™ system, follow the instruction described
in your cellular phone user’s manual.
List Paired Cellular Phone Names
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt, say ⬙Setup List Phones⬙ and
the UConnect™ system will play the phone names of
all paired cellular phones in order from highest priority to lowest priority.
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Select a Lower Priority Paired Cellular Phone
UConnect™ System Features
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
Barge In - Touch Tone Phone Inputs
You can use your UConnect™ system to access a voice
mail system, an automated service, or any other phone
number that you can dial with any phone. When calling
a number with your UConnect™ system that normally
requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence on your
cellular phone keypad, you can push the ’Voice Recognition’ button and say the sequence you wish to enter
followed by ⬙Send⬙. For example, if required to enter your
pin number, you can press the ’Voice Recognition’ button
and say ⬙3 7 4 6 Send⬙, or whatever you have made your
pin. This method can also be used in instances where you
are pressing a number on your keypad to navigate
through a menu structure or to enter a number for a
pager.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt, say ⬙Setup Select Phone⬙.
• When prompted, say the phone name of the cellular
phone you wish to use, or say ⬙List Phones⬙ to hear a
list of all the phones that have been paired to your
UConnect™ system. To select a phone from the list,
press the ’Voice Recognition’ button and say ⬙Select⬙.
• The lower priority phone will only be used for the next
phone call. After that, the UConnect™ system will
return to using the highest priority phone in the
vehicle.
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Barge In - Overriding Prompts
The ’Voice Recognition’ button can be used when you
wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice
recognition command immediately. For example, if a
prompt is playing ⬙Would you like to pair a phone, clear
aѧ⬙, you could press the ’Voice Recognition’ button and
say ⬙Pair A Phone⬙ to select that option without having to
listen to the rest of the voice prompt.
Language Selection
To change the language that the UConnect™ system is
using, press the ’Phone’ button and say the name of the
language you wish to switch to (English, Español, or
Français as equipped). After selecting one of the languages, all prompts and voice commands will be in the
selected language.
Turning Confirmation Prompts On/Off
Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system
from confirming your choices (e.g. the UConnect™ system will not repeat a phone number before you dial it).
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt, say ⬙Setup Confirmation⬙.
The UConnect™ system will play the current confirmation prompt status and you will be given the choice
to change it.
Low Signal, Battery Strength, and Roam
Notification
The UConnect™ system will provide notification to
inform you if your cellular phone is in roaming status,
has low signal strength, or has a low battery when you
are trying to place a phone call.
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Dialing Using the Cellular Phone Keypad
You can dial a phone number with your cellular phone
keypad and still use the UConnect™ system. By dialing a
number with your paired Bluetooth™ cellular phone, the
audio will be played through your vehicle’s stereo system. The UConnect™ system will work the same as if
you dialed the number using voice recognition.
Mute/Unmute
When you mute the UConnect™ system, you will still be
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. In
order to mute the UConnect™ system press the ’Voice
Recognition’ button and say ⬙Mute⬙. In order to unmute
the UConnect™ system; press the ’Voice Recognition’
button and say ⬙Unmute⬙.
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Help
If you need assistance at any prompt or if you want to
know what your options are at any prompt, say ⬙Help⬙.
The UConnect™ system will play all the options at any
prompt if you ask for help.
Cancel
At any prompt, you can say ⬙Cancel⬙ and you will be
returned to the previous menu.
Emergency Assistance
If you are in an emergency, say ⬙Dial Emergency⬙ or ⬙Call
Emergency⬙ and the UConnect™ system will instruct
your cellular phone to call 911.
Towing Assistance
If you need towing assistance, say ⬙Dial Towing Assistance⬙ or ⬙Call Towing Assistance⬙. Please refer to the
24-Hour Towing Assistance coverage details in the
DaimlerChrysler Motors Company 24-Hour Towing Assistance Program Guide.
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SEATS
Manual Front & Second Row Seat Adjuster
The adjusting bar is located under the front of the seat.
Pull the bar up and move the seat to the desired position.
Release the bar to lock the seat into position.
Manual Seat Adjuster
Using body pressure, move forward and rearward on the
seat to be sure the seat adjusters have latched.
WARNING!
Adjust the seat only while the vehicle is parked.
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.
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8–Way Driver’s Power Seat — If Equipped
The driver’s power seat switches are located on the
outboard side of the seat. The front switch controls
up/down, forward/rearward, and tilt adjustment. The
rear switch controls the seatback recline adjustment.
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4–Way Passenger’s Power Seat — If Equipped
The passenger’s power seat switches are located on the
outboard side of the seat. The front switch controls
forward and rearward adjustment. The rear switch controls the seatback recline adjustment.
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.
Driver Power Seat Switch
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Adjustable Head Restraints — If Equipped
Head restraints can reduce the risk of whiplash injury in
the event of impact from the rear. Pull up or push down
on the head restraint so that the upper edge is as high as
practical. To raise the head restraint, pull up on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, depress the release
tab located at the base of the head restraint and push
down on the head restraint.
Adjustable Head Restraints
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Heated Seats — If Equipped
This feature heats the front driver and passenger seats.
The controls for the heated seats are located on the
instrument panel above the radio. You may choose LOW,
HIGH or No Heat. The switch position as well as an
indicator light will show when the LOW or HIGH heat is
ON.
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Heated Seat Switches
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Manual Reclining Seats — If Equipped
The recliner mechanism control is on the outboard side of
the seat. To recline, lean forward slightly, lift the lever,
then push back to the desired position and release the
lever. Lean forward and lift the lever to return the
seatback to its normal position. Using body pressure, lean
forward and rearward on the seat to be sure the seatback
has latched.
Manual Reclining Seat Control
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WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt and
be seriously or fatally injured. Use the recliner only
when the vehicle is parked.
Manual Lumbar — If Equipped
The lumbar adjustment handle is located inboard under
the armrest. To increase the support, rotate the handle
down.
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Manual Lumbar Control
Fold-in-Floor Seating
On vehicles equipped with fold-in-floor seating, the
second and third row seats may be folded into the floor
for convenient storage.
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To Fold Second Row Seats
1. Move the front seat fully forward, lower the head
restraint and raise the armrests on the second row seat.
3. Pull up on the seatback recliner lever located on the
outboard side of the seat and fold the seatback down.
2. Pull up on the storage bin latch to open cover.
Seatback Release Lever
NOTE: The cupholder must be in the closed position
before the seat can be tumbled into the floor.
Storage Bin Cover
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4. Pull rearward on the release strap located at the rear of
the seat and tumble the seat forward into the storage bin.
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To Unfold Second Row Seats
1. Open the storage bin cover.
2. Pull up on the handle to lift the seat out of the storage
bin and push the seat rearward to latch the seat anchors.
Seat Release Strap
5. Close the storage bin cover.
Seat Handle
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3. Pull up on the seatback recliner lever located on the
outboard side of the seat, to return the seatback to its full
upright position.
To Fold Third Row Seats
1. Lower the head restraint to its full down position.
2. Pull release strap marked “1” located on the rear of the
seat to lower the seatback.
Seatback Release Lever
4. Close the storage bin cover and adjust the head
restraint to the desired position.
Release Strap 1
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3. Pull release strap marked “2” to release the anchors.
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4. Pull release strap marked “3” and tumble the seat
rearward into the storage bin.
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Release Strap 2
Release Strap 3
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To Unfold Third Row Seats
1. Pull up on the assist strap to lift the seat out of the
storage bin and push the seat forward until the anchors
latch.
3. Pull release strap marked “3” to return the seatback to
its full upright position.
Release Strap 3
4. Adjust the head restraint to the desired position.
Assist Strap
2. Pull release strap marked “1” to unlock the recliner.
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WARNING!
In a collision, you or others in your vehicle could be
injured if seats are not properly latched to their floor
attachments. Always be sure the seats are fully
latched.
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Tailgate Mode
1. Pull release strap “2”, then pull release strap “3” to
rotate the entire seat rearward.
Release Straps 2 & 3
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2. To restore the seat to its upright position, lift up on the
seatback and push forward until the anchors latch.
WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death, never operate the
vehicle with occupants in the third row seat, while in
the tailgate mode.
Easy Access Seating
The passenger’s and driver’s side second row seats can
be tilted forward for easy access to the third row seat or
rear cargo area.
To tilt the seat on vehicles equipped with quad seats, pull
up on the release handle located on the outboard side of
the seat and tilt the seat fully forward. To return the seat,
lower the seat and ensure that it is fully latched.
Tilting Quad Seat
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To tilt the seat on vehicles equipped with fold-in-floor
seating, pull forward on the release strap located on the
front of the seat between the seat back and seat cushion
and tilt the seat fully forward. To return the seat, lower
the seat and ensure that it is fully latched.
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WARNING!
In the event of a collision you could be injured if the
seat is not fully latched.
Middle Quad Fold & Tumble Seat Removal
1. Remove any obstructions from the floor in front of the
seat.
2. Lower the head restraint to its full downward position
and ensure that the cupholder is closed.
Tilting Fold-in-Floor Seat
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3. Pull up on the seatback release lever located on the
outboard side of the seat and fold the seatback down. If
the head restraint contacts the rear of the front seat, move
the front seat forward on its tracks.
4. Pull up on the release handle and tumble the seat fully
forward.
Seat Release Handle
Seatback Release Lever
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5. Pull the release bar located at the bottom front edge of
the seat to disengage the front attachments.
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To reinstall the seat, remove any obstructions from the
floor in front of the seat and ensure the head restraint is
in its full downward position. Align the seat in the floor
tracks and tilt the seat forward to engage the front floor
attachments, then tilt the seat rearward and push down
to engage the rear attachments. Pull the seatback release
lever to return the seatback to its full upright position.
Ensure that the seatback is fully latched in the upright
position.
WARNING!
Release Bar Location
6. The seat assembly can now be removed from the
vehicle and moved on its Easy Out威 Rollers.
In a collision, you or others in your vehicle could be
injured if seats are not properly latched to their floor
attachments. Always be sure the seats are fully
latched.
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50/50 Fold & Tumble Rear Seat Removal
1. Lower the head restraint and pull up on release lever
“1” to fold the seatback down.
2. Pull up on release lever “2” and tumble the seat fully
forward.
Release Lever 2 Location
Release Lever Location
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3. Pull the release strap “3” located at the bottom of the
seat to disengage the front attachments.
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4. The seat assembly can now be removed from the
vehicle and moved on its Easy Out威 Rollers.
To reinstall the 50/50 rear seat, lower the head restraint to
the full down position, tilt the seat forward and engage
the front floor attachments, then tilt the seat rearward to
engage the rear attachments. Pull the seatback release
lever to return the seatback to its full upright position.
Ensure that the seatback is fully latched in the upright
position.
WARNING!
Release Strap Location
In a collision, you or others in your vehicle could be
injured if seats are not properly latched to their floor
attachments. Always be sure the seats are fully
latched.
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3 – Passenger Bench Seats
Release levers are located on the rear leg assemblies, near
the floor. To remove the seat, squeeze each release handle
and rotate downwards to deploy the wheels. A lock
indicator button pops up when the seat is unlocked. The
seat assembly can now be removed from the vehicle and
moved on its Easy Out威 Rollers.
Release Levers
To reinstall the seat, align the seat into the detent positions on the floor. Squeeze the release handle and rotate
upward until the lock indicator button returns into the
handle.
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WARNING!
If not properly latched, the bench seats could become loose. Personal injuries could result. After
reinstalling these seats, be sure the red indicator
button on the release handles return into the
handles.
Plastic Grocery Bag Retainer
Retainer hooks which will hold plastic grocery bag
handles are built into the seatbacks of all rear seats and
some front seats. The floor supports the partial weight of
the bagged goods.
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Grocery Bag Holders
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Rear-Most Bench Seat
The seat position can be adjusted fore and aft to any of
three positions - normal (rearward), intermediate, and
full forward. In this way varying needs for legroom and
cargo space behind the seat can be accommodated.
The release lever is below the seat and is accessible from
the front and back of the seat.
Rear Seat Descriptions
7 Passenger Model — 2– passenger bucket seats in the
second position and 3– passenger bench seat or 50/50
bench seat in the third position. All rear seats are removable.
Rear Bench Seating Flexibility
The 3– passenger bench seat may be adjusted to any of 3
positions on its tracks while installed in the vehicle. The
bench seat may also be moved to the second seating
position or removed from the vehicle.
Release Lever Location
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1. Normal Seating—
The 2nd and 3rd row seats are installed. The 3rd row
bench seat is in the full rear position on the tracks.
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3. Additional Storage—
The 2nd and 3rd row seats installed. The 3rd row bench
seat is in the full forward position on the tracks and one
or both of the rear seatbacks are folded down.
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2. Increased Storage—
Increased storage area is provided by adjusting 3rd row
bench seat to the intermediate track position. Rear seating for 3 passengers (children) is still provided.
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4. Auxiliary Seating—
The middle quad seats are removed from the vehicle. The
3– passenger bench seat can be installed in either the
second or third row.
Rear Quad and 50/50 Seating Flexibility
The seats may be used with either or both seatbacks
folded forward for additional storage space, or with
either or both seats removed from the vehicle. Both 50/50
seats may also be moved to the 2nd row seating position
when the middle quad seats are removed.
1. Normal Seating—
The 2nd and 3rd row seats are installed. Both seatbacks
are in the upright position.
2. Increased Storage—
Increased storage area is provided by folding either or
both seatbacks. With one seatback folded forward, rear
seating for another occupant is still provided. Either or
both seats may Fold and Tumble forward for more
storage space. For maximum storage, remove the head
restraint and place on the seat cushion, then fold the
seatback over the head restraint by lifting lever “1” and
tumble the seat forward by lifting lever “2”.
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NOTE:
Driving with the 2nd-row seats in the tumbled position is
not recommended when passengers occupy the 3rd row
seats. This position is intended only to increase available
cargo area without requiring removal of the seats.
Do not leave the head restraint stored between the
cushions for extended periods of time or inadvertent
damage to the seat cover or head restraint may occur.
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4. Auxiliary Seating—
The 2nd row seats are removed from the vehicle. Then
the third row seats can be installed in either the rear or
middle seat position.
If the seat is not occupied, the seatback can be folded
forward to obtain additional cargo space. To fold the
seatback forward, pull the handle labeled “1” located
behind the seat on the passenger side.
The seatback will latch in the folded position. To assure
the seatback is latched in the folded position, additional
downward pressure on the seatback may be required
when folding.
3. Additional Storage—
The 2nd row seats are installed in the middle seating
position. Either or both of the rear seats are removed
from the vehicle.
The same lever is used to return the seatback to the
upright position.
NOTE: The head restraints are removable, if needed. To
remove them, press the release tab on the right side of the
base of the head restraint.
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WARNING!
• Not all head restraints in this vehicle are the same.
Head restraints from one seating position should not
be removed and installed in any other seating position. In a collision, serious injury or death may result
if the proper head restraint is not installed on each
seat.
• The cargo area in the rear of the vehicle should not
be used as a play area by children. They could be
seriously injured in a collision. Children should be
seated and using the proper restraint system.
• 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.
DRIVER MEMORY SYSTEM — 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
pedals, and radio station preset settings. Your Remote
Keyless Entry transmitters can also be programmed to
recall the same positions when the Unlock button is
pressed.
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Setting Memory Positions and Linking Remote
Keyless Entry Transmitter to Memory
NOTE: Each time the SET (S) button and a numbered
button (1 or 2) are pressed, you erase the memory settings
for that button and store a new one.
1. Insert the ignition key and turn the ignition switch to
the ON position.
Driver Memory Switches
Your vehicle may have been delivered with two Remote
Keyless Entry transmitters. One or both transmitters can
be linked to either memory position. The memory system
can accommodate up to four transmitters, each one
linked to either of the two memory positions.
2. Press the driver door memory button number 1 if you
are setting the memory for driver 1, or button number 2
if you are setting the memory for driver 2. The system
will recall any stored settings. Wait for the system to
complete the memory recall before continuing to step 3.
3. Adjust the driver’s seat, recliner, and driver’s side
view mirror to the desired positions.
4. Adjust the brake and accelerator pedals to the desired
positions.
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5. Turn on the radio and set the radio station presets (up
to 10 AM and 10 FM stations can be set).
10. Insert the ignition key and turn the ignition switch to
the ON position.
6. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and
remove the key.
11. Select ⬙Remote Linked to Memory⬙ in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) and enter ⬙Yes⬙ or
select ⬙Use Factory Settings⬙ from the EVIC and enter
⬙Yes⬙. Refer to the Customer Programmable features in
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) section
for more information.
7. Press and release the SET (S) button located on the
driver’s door. A chime will sound signaling that you are
in the memory set mode.
8. Within 5 seconds, press and release memory button 1
or 2 on the driver’s door. A chime will sound signaling to
you that the driver memory has been set. The next step
must be performed within 5 seconds if you desire to also
use a Remote Keyless Entry transmitter to recall memory
positions.
9. Press and release the LOCK button on one of the
transmitters. A chime will sound signaling to you that the
transmitter has been successfully linked to memory.
12. Repeat the above steps to set the next memory
position using the other numbered memory button or to
link another Remote Keyless Entry transmitter to
memory.
Memory Position Recall
NOTE: The vehicle must be in Park to recall memory
positions. If a recall is attempted when the vehicle is not
in Park, a message will be displayed in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC).
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To recall the memory settings for driver one, press
memory button number 1 on the driver’s door or the
Unlock button on the Remote Keyless Entry transmitter
linked to memory position 1.
To recall the memory setting for driver two, press
memory button number 2 on the driver’s door or the
Unlock button on the Remote Keyless Entry transmitter
linked to memory position 2.
A recall can be cancelled by pressing any of the memory
buttons on the drivers door during a recall (S, 1, or 2).
When a recall is cancelled, the driver’s seat, driver’s
mirror, and the pedals stop moving. A delay of one
second will occur before another recall can be selected.
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To Disable A Transmitter Linked to Memory
1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and
remove the key.
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.
3. Press and release the memory SET (S) button located
on the driver’s door. A chime will sound signaling that
you are in the memory set mode.
4. Within 5 seconds, press and release memory button 1
on the driver’s door. A chime will sound signaling to you
that the driver memory has been set.
5. Within 5 seconds, press and release the UNLOCK
button on the Remote Keyless Entry transmitter. A chime
will sound signaling to you that the transmitter link has
been successfully disabled.
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To disable another transmitter linked to either memory
position, repeat steps 1-5 for each transmitter.
NOTE: Once programmed, all transmitters linked to
memory can be easily enabled or disabled at one time.
Refer to the Remote Linked to Memory ⬙Customer Programmable Features⬙ in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) for more information.
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
To open the hood, two latches must be released. First pull
the hood release lever located under the left side of the
instrument panel.
Hood release Lever
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Next, push to the left the safety catch located under the
front edge of the hood, near the center.
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To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Lower the hood until it is open approximately 12
inches (30 cm) and then drop it. This should secure both
latches. Never drive your vehicle unless the hood is fully
closed, with both latches engaged.
WARNING!
If the hood is not fully latched, it could fly up when
the vehicle is moving and block your forward vision.
You could have a collision. Be sure all hood latches
are fully latched before driving.
Hood Safety Catch
Use the hood prop rod to secure the hood in the open
position.
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LIGHTS
All of the lights, except the hazard warning lights, are
controlled by switches to the left of the steering column
on the instrument panel.
Interior Lights
Interior lights are turned on when a door or liftgate is
opened, the keyless entry transmitter is activated, or
when the dimmer control is moved to the extreme top.
The interior lights will automatically turn off in about 15
minutes if any of the following occur.
• A door, sliding door or the liftgate is left open.
• Any overhead reading light is left on.
• If the dimmer control is in the extreme top position.
NOTE: The key must be out of the ignition switch or the
ignition switch must be in the OFF position for this
feature to operate.
Headlight Switch
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Park Lights
Turn this switch to the first detent to turn the park
lights on. This also turns on all instrument panel
lighting.
Headlights
Turn the headlight switch to the 2nd detent to
turn the headlights and park lights on. This
also turns on all instrument panel lighting.
To change the brightness of the instrument panel lights,
rotate the dimmer control up or down.
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Dimmer Control
With the park lights or headlights
on, rotating the dimmer control
for the interior lights on the instrument panel upward will increase the brightness of the instrument panel lights.
Dome Light Position
Rotate the dimmer control completely upward to the second detent (extreme top position) to turn
on the interior lights, except the
front reading/courtesy lights. The
interior lights will remain on
when the dimmer control is in this
position.
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Interior light Defeat (OFF)
Rotate the dimmer control to the
OFF position (extreme bottom).
The interior lights will remain off
when the doors or liftgate are
open.
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness Feature)
Rotate the dimmer control to the
first detent. This feature brightens
the odometer, radio and overhead
displays when the park lights or
headlights are on.
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
This system automatically turns
your headlights ON or OFF based
on ambient light levels. To turn
the system ON, turn the headlight
switch to the extreme counterclockwise position. When the system is ON, the Headlight Time
Delay feature is also ON. This
means your headlights will stay
ON for up to 90 seconds after you turn the ignition
switch OFF. To turn the Automatic System OFF, turn the
headlight switch clockwise to the OFF position.
NOTE: The engine must be running before the headlights will come ON in the Automatic mode.
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Daytime Running Lights (Canada/Fleet Vehicles
Only)
The Daytime Running Lights will come on whenever the
vehicle is running, the headlights are off, and the parking
brake is off. The headlight switch must be used for
normal night time driving.
Lights-on Reminder
If the headlights or the park lights are left on, or if the
dimmer control is in the extreme top position after the
ignition switch is turned off, a chime will sound when the
driver’s door is opened.
Battery Protection
This feature provides battery protection to avoid wearing
down the battery if the headlights, park lights, or front
fog lights are left on for extended periods of time when
the ignition switch is in the LOCK position. After 3
minutes of the ignition switch being in the LOCK position and the headlight switch in any position other than
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OFF or AUTO, the lights will turn off automatically until
the next cycle of the ignition switch or headlight switch.
The battery protection feature will be disabled if the
ignition switch is turned to any other position other than
LOCK during the 3 minute delay.
Headlamp Delay — If Equipped
This feature provides the safety of headlight illumination
for up to 90 seconds, when leaving your vehicle in an
unlighted area.
To activate the delay feature, turn off the ignition switch
while the headlights are still on. Then turn off the
headlights within 45 seconds. The 90 second delay interval begins when headlight switch is turned off. If the
headlights or park lights are turned back on or the
ignition switch is turned on, the delay will be cancelled.
The driver can choose, when exiting the vehicle, to have
the headlamps remain on for 30, 60, or 90 seconds, or not
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remain on. refer to Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) “Customer Programmable Features” for more
information.
If the headlights are turned off before the ignition, they
will turn off in the normal manner.
NOTE: The headlights must be turned off within 45
seconds of turning the ignition off to activate this feature.
Front Fog Lights — If Equipped
To activate the front fog lights, turn on the park
lights or the low beam headlights and pull out on
the headlight switch control knob. An indicator in
the headlight switch shows that the front fog lights are
on. Pressing the headlight switch control knob in will
turn the front fog lights off.
MULTIFUNCTION LEVER
Turn Signals
Move the Multifunction Lever up or down and the
arrows on each side of the base instrument cluster or
Information Center flash to indicate proper operation of
the front and rear turn signal lights. You can signal a lane
change by moving the lever partially up or down.
If either indicator flashes at a rapid rate, check for a
defective outside turn signal light bulb. If one of the
indicators fails to light when the lever is moved, it would
suggest that the indicator light is defective.
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Headlight Low/High Beam Selector Switch
Pull the multifunction lever toward the steering wheel to
switch the headlights between HIGH and LOW beam.
Passing Light
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward the steering wheel. This will cause the headlights to turn on at
high beam and remain on until the lever is released.
Turn Signal Switch
Turn Signal Warning
If the vehicle electronics sense that the vehicle has
traveled at over 18 mph (29 km/h) for about one mile
with the turn signals on, a chime will sound to alert the
driver.
Windshield Wipers and Washers
The wipers and washers are operated by a switch in the
multifunction lever. Rotate the end of the lever to select
the desired wiper speed.
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NOTE: Always remove any build-up of snow that
prevents the windshield wiper blades from returning to
the OFF position. If the windshield wiper switch is
turned OFF and the blades cannot return to the OFF
position, damage to the wiper motor may occur.
To use the washer, press the end of the multifunction
lever in when spray is desired, the washers will spray for
a maximum of 20 seconds or until the lever is released. If
another washer cycle is desired the end of the lever must
be pressed again to get another 20 second washer cycle. If
the lever is depressed while in the delay range, the
wipers will operate for several seconds after the lever is
released, and then resume the intermittent interval previously selected.
If the end of the lever is depressed while in the OFF
position, the wipers will operate for approximately two
wipe cycles, then turn OFF.
Windshield Wiper/Washer Control
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WARNING!
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to an accident. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
windshield with defroster before and during windshield washer use.
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Intermittent Wiper System
Use the intermittent wipers when weather conditions
make a single wiping cycle, with a variable pause between cycles, desirable.
Rotate the end of the lever to the first detent position,
then turn the end of the lever to select the desired delay
interval. The delay can be regulated from a maximum of
about 20 seconds between cycles, to a cycle every 2
seconds. The time delay will be doubled if the vehicle
speed is less than 10 mph (16 km/h).
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TILT STEERING COLUMN — IF EQUIPPED
To tilt the column, pull the small lever, located behind the
turn signal control, toward you and move the wheel up
or down, as desired. Release the lever to lock the wheel
firmly in place.
Tilt Steering Column Control
WARNING!
Tilting the steering column while the vehicle is
moving is dangerous. Without a stable steering column, you could lose control of the vehicle and have
an accident. Adjust the column only while the vehicle is stopped. Be sure it is locked before driving.
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TRACTION CONTROL SWITCH — IF EQUIPPED
The TRAC indicator, located below the instrument cluster odometer, will light up when the Traction Control is in
use.
To turn the system OFF, press the TRAC OFF switch
located on the steering column, until the TRAC OFF
indicator below the instrument cluster odometer lights
up.
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Traction Control Switch
To turn the system back ON, press the switch a second
time until the TRAC OFF indicator turns OFF.
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NOTE:
• The Traction Control System indicator comes on each
time the ignition switch is turned ON. This will occur
even if you used the switch to turn the system OFF.
• The Traction Control will make buzzing or clicking
sounds when in operation.
REAR PARK ASSIST SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This system is used to help drivers determine if an
obstacle is in the way of the vehicle while it is backing up
in addition to the use of inside rearview and outside
mirrors.
When the driver selects Reverse the system scans for
objects behind the vehicle using four sensors located in
the rear bumper. Objects can be detected from up to 71
inches (180 cm). A warning display above the rear
window provides both visible and audible warnings
indicating the range of the object.
Rear Park Assist Indicator
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WARNING!
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using the Rear Park Assist System. Always check
carefully behind your vehicle, look behind you, and
be sure to check for pedestrians, other vehicles,
obstructions, and blind spots before backing up.
Failure to do so can result in serious personal injury
or death.
The display contains two sets of yellow and red LEDs
that the driver can see in the rear view mirror. Each side
of the vehicle has its own warning LEDs. The system
provides a visual warning by illuminating one or more
yellow LEDs as the vehicle gets closer to the object. As
the vehicle continues to approaches the object, one red
LED is illuminated and the system emits a series of short
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beeps. The tone will remain constant and both red LEDs
are illuminated once the vehicle is within 12 inches (30.5
cm) of the object.
The system can be turned on or off through the electronic
vehicle information center (EVIC) when the vehicle is in
PARK. If the rear park assist system is turned off, a single
chime will sound and the EVIC will display the following
message “REAR PARK ASSIST OFF”, when the vehicle is
in reverse.
NOTE:
• Ensure that the rear bumper is free of dirt and debris
to keep the system operating properly.
• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
affect the performance of the system.
If Service Park Assist System appears in the EVIC after
making sure the rear bumper is clean please see your
authorized dealer.
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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 switch is located on the right side of the steering
column.
Adjustable Pedal Switch
Press the button forward to move the pedals forward
(toward the front of the vehicle).
Press the button rearward to move the pedals rearward
(toward the driver).
• The pedals can be adjusted with the ignition OFF.
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• The pedals can be adjusted while driving.
• The pedals cannot be adjusted when the vehicle is in R
(Reverse) or when the Speed Control System is ON.
The following messages will be displayed on vehicles
equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information System (EVIC) if the pedals are attempted to be adjusted
when the system is locked out (“Adjustable Pedal
Disabled — Cruise Control Engaged” or “Adjustable
Pedal Disabled — Vehicle In Reverse”).
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
When engaged, this device takes over the accelerator
operation at speeds greater than 30 mph (50 km/h).
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CAUTION!
Do not place any article under the adjustable pedals
or impede its ability to move as it may cause damage
to the pedal controls. Pedal travel may become
limited if movement is stopped by an obstruction in
the adjustable pedal’s path.
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Speed Control Switches
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To Activate:
Push the “ON/OFF” button once and the CRUISE indicator located below the instrument cluster odometer will
illuminate showing the electronic speed control system is
on. To turn the system OFF, push the “ON/OFF” button
again and the system and indicator will turn off.
WARNING!
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidently
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 aren’t using it.
To Set At A Desired Speed:
When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, press
and release the “SET” button. Release the accelerator and
the vehicle will operate at the selected speed.
To Deactivate:
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the “CANCEL”
button or normal braking while slowing the vehicle will
deactivate the speed control without erasing the set
speed memory. Pushing the “ON/OFF” button to the
OFF position or turning off the ignition erases the set
speed memory.
To Resume Speed:
To resume a previously set speed, push and release the
“RESUME/ACCEL” button. Resume can be used at any
speed above 25 mph (40 km/h).
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To Vary the Speed Setting:
When the speed control is set, speed can be increased by
pressing and holding the “RESUME/ACCEL” button.
When the button is released, a new set speed will be
established.
Tapping the “RESUME/ACCEL” button once will result
in a 2 mph (3 km/h) speed increase. Each time the button
is tapped, speed increases so that tapping the button
three times will increase speed by 6 mph (10 km/h), etc.
To decrease speed while speed control is set, press and
hold the “COAST” button. Release the button when the
desired speed is reached, and the new speed will be set.
Tapping the “COAST” button once will result in a 1 mph
(2 km/h) speed decrease. Each time the button is tapped,
speed decreases.
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To Accelerate For Passing:
Depress the accelerator as you would normally. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
NOTE: The speed control system maintains speed up
and down hills. A slight speed change on moderate hills
is normal.
Your vehicle will experience a downshift to 3rd gear
while climbing uphill or descending downhill. This
downshift to 3rd gear is necessary to maintain vehicle set
speed.
On steep hills a greater speed loss or gain may occur so
it may be preferable to drive without speed control.
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WARNING!
Speed Control can be dangerous where the system
can’t maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could
go too fast for the conditions, and you could lose
control. An accident could be the result. Don’t use
Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads that are
winding, icy, snow-covered, or slippery.
OVERHEAD CONSOLE — IF EQUIPPED
The overhead console can contain courtesy/reading
lights, an optional universal garage door opener
(HomeLink威), storage for sunglasses, compass/
temperature display, a mini-trip computer, optional electronic vehicle information center (EVIC), power sliding
door switches and an optional power liftgate switch.
Overhead Console
Courtesy/Reading Lights
At the forward end of the console are two courtesy/
reading lights.
Press the lens to turn these lights on. Press a second time
to turn the lights off.
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The lights also turn on when a front door, a sliding door
or the liftgate is opened. If your vehicle is equipped with
Remote Keyless Entry, the lights will also turn on when
the unlock button on the transmitter is pressed.
The area around the instrument panel cupholders is also
illuminated from a light in the overhead console. This
light is turned on when the headlight switch is on and
will adjust in brightness when the dimmer control is
rotated up or down.
Sunglass Storage
At the rear of the overhead console, a compartment is
provided for the storage of two pair of sunglasses.
Press the door latch to open the compartment. The door
will slowly rotate to an open position.
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Compass/Temperature Display
This display provides the outside temperature and one of
eight compass readings to indicate the direction the
vehicle is facing.
WARNING!
Even if the display still reads a few degrees above
32°F ( 0°C), the road surface may be icy, particularly
in woods or on bridges. Drive carefully under such
conditions to prevent an accident and possible personal injury or property damage.
Automatic Compass Calibration
This compass is self calibrating which eliminates the
need to manually set the compass. When the vehicle is
new, the compass may appear erratic and the “CAL”
symbol will be displayed. After completing three 360°
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turns in an area free from large metal or metallic objects,
the “CAL” symbol will turn off and the compass will
function normally.
Manual Compass Calibration
If the compass appears erratic and the “CAL” symbol
does not appear, you must put the compass into the
Calibration Mode manually.
To put into a Calibration Mode: Turn on the ignition
switch and set the display to Comp/Temp. Press the
RESET button on vehicles equipped with a Compass/
Mini Trip Computer for at least 10 seconds until the
“CAL” symbol appears. On vehicles equipped with
Compass/Temp press and hold the C/T and US/M
buttons for 10 seconds. Release the RESET button and
complete three 360° turns in an area free from large metal
objects. The “CAL” symbol will turn off and the compass
will function normally.
CAUTION!
Do not place any external magnets, such as magnetic
roof mount antennas, in the vicinity of the compass.
Do not use magnetic tools when servicing the overhead console.
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. If this occurs, the compass variance must be set.
NOTE: Magnetic materials should be kept away from
the overhead console.
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To set the variance: Turn the ignition switch ON and set
the display to Comp/Temp. On vehicles equipped with a
Compass/Mini Trip Computer press the RESET button
for approximately 5 seconds. On vehicles equipped with
Compass/Temp press and hold the C/T and US/M
buttons for 5 seconds. The “VAR” symbol will light and
the last variance zone number will be displayed. Press
the STEP button on vehicles equipped with a Compass/
Mini Trip Computer or the US/M button on vehicles
equipped with Compass/Temp to select the proper variance zone as shown in the map. Press the RESET button
on vehicles equipped with a Compass/Mini Trip Computer or the C/T button on vehicles equipped with
Compass/Temp to set the new variance zone and resume
normal operation.
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Mini-Trip Computer
This displays information on the following:
• Average Fuel Economy (ECO AVG)
Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset.
• Distance To Empty (DTE)
Shows the estimated distance that can be travelled with
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is
determined using the MPG for the last few minutes.
• Trip Odometer (ODO)
Shows the distance travelled since the last reset.
• Elapsed Time (ET)
Shows the accumulated ignition ON time since the last
reset.
• Off Mode
Shows a blank display.
• Step Button
Push this button to cycle through all the Compass/Minitrip Computer displays.
• US/M Button
Press this button to convert the display from U.S. to
metric.
To Reset The Display
Pressing the Reset button once will clear the resettable
function currently being displayed. Resettable functions
are average fuel economy, trip odometer and elapsed
time. Pressing the reset button twice within four seconds
will clear all resettable functions. Reset will only occur if
a resettable function is currently being displayed.
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Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — If
Equipped
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center, when the
appropriate conditions exist, displays the following
WARNING messages and symbols. Each message is
accompanied by a single chime:
• TURN SIGNALS ON (with graphic)
• PERFORM SERVICE
• DOOR AJAR (one or more, with graphic)
• LIFTGATE AJAR (with graphic)
• WASHER FLUID LOW (with graphic)
• 1,2,3 OR 4 LOW TIRE(S) PRESSURE (Refer to “Starting
And Operating, Tire Section”)
• 1,2,3 OR 4 TIRE(S) HIGH PRESSURE (Refer to “Starting And Operating, Tire Section”)
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• CHECK TPM SYSTEM (Refer to “Starting And Operating, Tire Section”)
• MEMORY SEAT DISABLED (Not in Park) — If
Equipped
• ADJUSTABLE
GAGED
PEDAL
DISABLED/CRUISE
EN-
• ADJUSTABLE PEDAL DISABLED/VEHICLE IN REVERSE
• REAR PARK ASSIST (Shown in Reverse only with a
single chime) — If Equipped
NOTE: Tire pressure menu items are available only on
vehicles equipped with the Tire Pressure Monitor System.
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Customer Programmable Features — If Equipped
Press the “MENU” button until one of the display choices
following appears:
Language
When in this display you may select one of five languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
computer functions. Press the “STEP” button while in
this display selects English, Francaise, Deutsch, Italiano,
or Espanol. As you continue the displayed information
will be shown in the selected language.
Rear Park Assist — If Equipped
When this feature is selected the system scans for objects
behind the vehicle using four sensors located in the rear
bumper. Objects can be detected from up to 71 inches
(180 cm). Pressing the “STEP” button while in this
display will disable/enable the Rear Park Assist System.
US or Metric
Pressing the “STEP” button when in this display selects
US or Metric. The overhead console and climate control
displays will be in the selected units.
Service Interval
When this feature is selected a service interval between
2,000 miles (3 200 km) and 6,000 miles (9 600 km) in 500
mile (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 (9 600
km) in 500 mile (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. Pressing the “STEP” button when in this display
will select “Yes” or “No.”
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Use Factory Settings
If “Yes” is selected, all of the customer programmable
features will be set to the factory default and not displayed. If “No” is selected you can program the Vehicle
Information Center to your own personal preferences.
Auto Door Locks
When this feature is selected, all doors and the liftgate
lock automatically when the speed of the vehicle reaches
18 mph (29 km/h). Pressing the “STEP” button when in
this display will select “Yes” or “No.”
Auto Unlock On Exit (Available Only When the
AUTO DOOR LOCKS Feature is Turned On)
When this feature is selected all the vehicle’s doors will
unlock whenever any door is opened if the vehicle is
stopped and the transmission is in “P” (Park) or “N”
(Neutral) position. Pressing the “STEP” button when in
this display will select “Yes” or “No.”
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Remote Unlock Driver’s Door 1st
When this feature is selected only the driver’s door will
unlock on the first press of the remote keyless entry
unlock button and require a second press to unlock the
remaining locked doors and liftgate. When “REMOTE
UNLOCK ALL DOORS” is selected all of the doors and
the liftgate will unlock at the first press of the remote
keyless entry unlock button. Pressing the “STEP” button
when in this display will select “DRIVER’S DOOR 1ST”
or “ALL DOORS”.
Remote Linked To Memory (Available with
Memory Seat and Pedals Only)
When this feature is selected, pressing the Unlock button
on any Remote Keyless Entry transmitter already linked
to memory will return the driver’s seat, driver’s outside
mirror, adjustable brake and accelerator pedals, and
radio station presets to their memory set positions.
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If this feature is not selected, the driver’s seat, driver’s
mirror, adjustable pedals, and radio settings can only
return to their memory set positions using the memory
recall buttons (1or 2) on the driver’s door panel.
Any transmitter linked to memory will remain linked,
but will not recall the memory positions. The transmitter
memory recall function will operate again when this
feature is selected. Refer to Driver Memory System for
more information. Pressing the ⬙STEP⬙ button when in
this mode will select between ⬙Yes⬙ or ⬙No⬙.
Sound Horn On Lock
When this feature is selected a short horn sound will
occur when the remote keyless entry “Lock” button is
pressed. This feature may be selected with or without the
flash lights on LOCK/UNLOCK feature. Pressing the
“STEP” button when in this display will select “Yes” or
“No.”
Flash Lights On Lock/Unlock?
When this feature is selected, the front and rear turn
signals will flash when the doors are locked or unlocked
using the remote keyless entry transmitter. This feature
may be selected with or without the sound horn on lock
feature selected. Pressing the “STEP” button when in this
display will select “Yes” or “No.”
Sliding Door Open Flash?
When this feature is selected, and the sliding door(s) are
opened, the left and right exterior hazard lights will flash
for 12 seconds to alert other drivers in the area that
passenger(s) could be entering or exiting the vehicle.
Pressing the ⬙STEP⬙ button when in this display will
select “Yes” or “No.”
Headlamp Delay
When this feature is selected the driver can choose, when
exiting the vehicle, to have the headlamps remain on for
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30, 60, or 90 seconds, or not remain on. Pressing the
“STEP” button when in this display will select 30, 60, 90,
or “OFF.”
Headlamp On With Wipers (Available with Auto
Headlights Only)
When this feature is selected and the headlight switch
has been moved to the “AUTO” position, the engine is
running and, the front wipers are turned on for 10
seconds, the headlights will turn ON. The display will
remain on Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness) for ease of
viewing. Pressing the “STEP” button when in this display
will select “Yes” or “No.”
Power Accessory Delay
When this feature is selected, accessory power will be
supplied for up to 45 seconds for the power windows,
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radio, power vent windows, power outlets, and removable center console, when the ignition switch is turned off
or until the key is removed and either front door is
opened.
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
The HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver replaces up to
three remote controls (hand held transmitters) that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized
gates, or home lighting. It triggers these devices at the
push of a button. The Universal Transceiver operates off
your vehicle’s battery and charging system; no batteries
are needed.
For additional information on HomeLink威, call 1–800–
355–3515, or on the internet at www.homelink.com.
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WARNING!
A moving garage door can cause injury to people and
pets in the path of the door. People or pets could be
seriously or fatally injured. 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 it could
cause injury or death. Call toll-free 1–800–355–3515
or, on the Internet at www.homelink.com for safety
information or assistance.
Programming HomeLink
NOTE: When programming a garage door opener, it is
advised to park outside the garage. Some vehicles may
require the ignition switch to be turned to the second (or
⬙accessories⬙) position for programming and/or operation of HomeLink. It is also recommended that a new
battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of the
device being programmed to HomeLink for quicker
training and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency
signal.
1. Press and hold the two outer HomeLink buttons, and
release only when the indicator light begins to flash (after
20 seconds). Do not hold the buttons for longer than 30
seconds and do not repeat step one to program a second
and/or third hand-held transmitter to the remaining two
HomeLink buttons.
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WARNING!
Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run the vehicle’s exhaust while
training the transceiver. Exhaust gas can cause serious injury or death.
WARNING!
HomeLink Buttons
Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are training the Universal Transceiver. Do
not train the transceiver if people or pets are in the
path of the door or gate. A moving door or gate can
cause serious injury or death to people and pets or
damage to objects.
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2. Position the end of your hand-held transmitter 1-3
inches (3-8 cm) away from the HomeLink buttons while
keeping the indicator light in view.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLink
button that you want to train and the hand-held transmitter buttons. Do not release the buttons until step 4
has been completed.
NOTE: Some gate operators and garage door openers
may require you to replace this Programming Step 3 with
procedures noted in the ⬙Gate Operator/Canadian Programming⬙ section.
4. The HomeLink indicator light will flash slowly and
then rapidly after HomeLink successfully receives the
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release
both buttons after the indicator light changes from the
slow to the rapid flash.
5. Press and hold the just trained HomeLink button and
observe the indicator light. If the indicator light stays on
constantly, programming is complete and your device
should activate when the HomeLink button is pressed
and released.
NOTE: To program the remaining two HomeLink buttons, begin with ⬙Programming⬙ step two. Do not repeat
step one.
If the indicator light blinks rapidly for two seconds and
then turns to a constant light, continue with ⴖProgrammingⴖ steps 6-8 to complete the programming of a rolling
code equipped device (most commonly a garage door
opener).
6. At the garage door opener receiver (motor-head unit)
in the garage, locate the ⬙learn⬙ or ⬙smart⬙ button. This
can usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is
attached to the motor-head unit.
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7. Firmly press and release the ⬙learn⬙ or ⬙smart⬙ button.
(The name and color of the button may vary by manufacturer.)
NOTE: There are 30 seconds in which to initiate step
eight.
8. Return to the vehicle and firmly press, hold for two
seconds and release the programmed HomeLink button.
Repeat the ⴖpress/hold/releaseⴖ sequence a second time,
and, depending on the brand of the garage door opener
(or other rolling code equipped device), repeat this
sequence a third time to complete the programming.
HomeLink should now activate your rolling code
equipped device.
NOTE: To program the remaining two HomeLink buttons, begin with ⬙Programming⬙ step two. Do not repeat
step one. For questions or comments, please contact
HomeLink at www.homelink.com or 1-800-355-3515.
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Canadian Programming/Gate Programming
Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signals to ⬙time-out⬙ (or quit) after several seconds of
transmission which may not be long enough for
HomeLink to pick up the signal during programming.
Similar to this Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are
designed to ⬙time-out⬙ in the same manner.
If you live in Canada or you are having difficulties
programming a gate operator by using the ⬙Programming⬙ procedures (regardless of where you live), replace
ⴖProgramming HomeLinkⴖ step 3 with the following:
NOTE: If programming a garage door opener or gate
operator, it is advised to unplug the device during the
⬙cycling⬙ process to prevent possible overheating.
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink button
while you press and release every two seconds (⬙cycle⬙)
your hand-held transmitter until the frequency signal has
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successfully been accepted by HomeLink. (The indicator
light will flash slowly and then rapidly.) Proceed with
⬙Programming⬙ step four to complete.
Using HomeLink
To operate, simply press and release the programmed
HomeLink 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.). For convenience, the hand-held transmitter of the
device may also be used at any time. In the event that
there are still programming difficulties or questions,
contact HomeLink at: www.homelink.com or 1-800-3553515.
Erasing HomeLink Buttons
To erase programming from the three buttons (individual
buttons cannot be erased but can be ⬙reprogrammed⬙ note below), follow the step noted:
• Press and hold the two outer HomeLink buttons until
the indicator light begins to flash-after 20 seconds.
Release both buttons. Do not hold for longer that 30
seconds. HomeLink is now in the train (or learning)
mode and can be programmed at any time beginning
with ⬙Programming⬙ - step 2.
Reprogramming a Single HomeLink Button
To program a device to HomeLink using a HomeLink
button previously trained, follow these steps:
1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink button. Do
NOT release the button.
2. The indicator light will begin to flash after 20 seconds.
Without releasing the HomeLink button, proceed with
⬙Programming⬙ step 2
For questions or comments, contact HomeLink at:
www.homelink.com or 1-800-355-3515.
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Security
If you sell your vehicle, be sure to erase the frequencies
by following the “Erasing HomeLink Buttons” instructions in this section.
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POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof control is located between the sun
visors on the overhead console.
This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules and with
RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
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• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
HomeLink威 is a trademark owned by Johnson Controls,
Inc.
Power Sunroof Switches
Press and hold the switch rearward to fully open the
sunroof. The sunroof can be stopped at any position
between closed and full open. Momentarily pressing the
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switch rearward will activate the Express Open Feature,
causing the sunroof to open automatically.
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partial open
condition until the switch is pushed forward again.
Press and hold the button located to the right of the
sunroof switch, to open the vent. The sunroof can be
stopped at any position between closed and full vent. To
close the sunroof from the vent position, press and hold
the switch forward. Releasing the switch will stop the
movement of the sunroof and the sunroof will remain in
the partial vent position until the switch is pushed
forward again.
The sunshade can be opened manually. It will also open
as the sunroof opens. The sunshade cannot be closed if
the sunroof is open.
Express Open Feature
During the Express Open operation, any movement of
the switch will stop the sunroof and it will remain in a
partial open position. Again, momentarily pressing the
switch rearward will activate the Express Open Feature.
To close the sunroof, hold the switch in the forward
position. Again, any release of the switch will stop the
WARNING!
Never leave children in a vehicle, with the keys 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.
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WARNING!
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 fingers or other body parts, or any
object to project through the sunroof opening. Injury
may result.
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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 rear windows open, open the front and rear windows
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to
minimize the buffeting or open any window.
Sunroof Maintenance
Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
the glass panel.
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ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS — IF EQUIPPED
To the left of the instrument panel cup holder are two 12
volt power outlets. The upper outlet is controlled by the
ignition switch and the lower outlet is connected directly
to the battery. The upper outlet will also operate a
conventional cigar lighter unit (if equipped with an
optional Smoker’s Package).
A third outlet is located on the driver’s side, just to the
rear of the sliding door and is also controlled by the
ignition switch. The lower and rear outlets will not
accommodate a conventional cigar lighter unit.
Rear Power Outlet
The outlets include tethered caps labeled with a key or
battery symbol indicating the power source. The lower
instrument panel outlet is powered directly from the
battery, items plugged into this outlet may discharge the
battery and/or prevent engine starting.
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The lower outlet is protected by an automatic reset circuit
breaker. The automatic circuit breaker restores power
when the overload is removed. The circuit breaker also
supplies power to the outlet in the removable floor
console, when in the front position. Refer to section 3
“Removable Floor Console” in this manual.
NOTE: If desired, all of the power outlets can be
converted by your authorized dealer to provide power
with the ignition switch in the OFF position.
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Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off
CAUTION!
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw power from
the vehicle’s battery, even when not in use (i.e. cellular
phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the
vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade
battery life and/or prevent engine starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e. coolers, vacuum
cleaners, lights, etc.), will degrade the battery even more
quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater
caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or long
periods of the vehicle not being started (with accessories
still plugged in), the vehicle must be driven a sufficient
length of time to allow the alternator to recharge the
vehicle’s battery.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not
hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the
plug. Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage.
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CONVENIENCE TRAY DRAWER AND CUP
HOLDERS
Instrument Panel Cup Holders
The instrument panel cupholders are located in a pull out
drawer just below the climate controls.
When the drawer is pulled out firmly, the arms of the
cupholders will spring out. Place the container to be held
into one of the cupholders and then push the arm toward
the container until the container is held stable. There are
adjustable positions for the arm so the cupholder can
accommodate a wide variety of container types and sizes,
including those with handles. The arms of the cupholder
can be adjusted in or out without damaging the detent
mechanism.
NOTE: Be sure the drawer is pulled out completely,
otherwise the adjustable arm detents will not engage and
the container will not be held stable.
Front Cupholders
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Convenience Tray And Optional Smoker’s
Package Kit
Located between the instrument panel cupholders is a
convenience tray that has been designed to hold miscellaneous small items.
NOTE: The convenience tray should never be used for
ashes without the optional ash receiver in place. Permanent burn marks may result.
With the optional dealer installed Smoker’s package, a
removable ash receiver is inserted into the convenience
tray location. To install the ash receiver, slide the forward
edge into the convenience tray opening and push down
to lock it into position. For cleaning of the ash receiver, its
removal is accomplished by inserting the end of a key in
the pry slot that is molded into the rear edge of the ash
receiver and then twisting the key slightly.
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Rear Cupholders
There are dual stationary cupholders located in the
passenger side rear trim panel and a single stationary cup
holder on the driver side rear trim panel.
There are also dual underseat cupholders for the 2nd seat
passengers. With a bench seat in the 2nd seat position
these cupholders slide out from under the center of the
seat.
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If your vehicle is equipped with quad seats in the 2nd
seat position, these cupholders are located on the outboard side of the seat pedestal.
NOTE:
• The quad seat cupholders will remain upright if the
seat is tilted forward.
• The quad seat cupholders are designed to break away
if stepped on. To return the cupholder to its normal
position, simply push the cupholder up to snap it into
place.
• The floor mat must be in position for optimum cupholder operation.
There are also two cupholders and a flat tray on the seat
back of the quad seats. These can be used when the seat
back is folded forward.
Quad Seat Cupholder
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STORAGE
Front Seat Storage Bin — If Equipped
The storage bin is located under the front passenger’s
seat. If equipped with a lock, it can be locked with the
ignition key.
Front Seat Storage Bin
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Second Row Seat Storage bins — If Equipped
The Seat Storage Bins are located on the floor in front of
the second row seats, the area below the covers can be
used for storage when the second row seat is in the
upright position.
Fold-in-Floor Stroage Bin
Pull up on the storage bin latch to open cover.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
In an accident, serious injury could result if the seat
storage bin covers are not properly latched. Do not
drive the vehicle with the storage bin cover open.
Keep the storage bin cover closed and latched while
the vehicle is in motion. Do not operate the storage
bin cover while the vehicle is in motion.
Do not load objects over 1.5 lbs (0.68 kg) in the
storage bins. Failure to follow this could cause
damage to the Overhead Rail System.
Overhead Rail System — If Equipped
The overhead rail system contains provisions for three
overhead storage bins.
In a collision, you or others in your vehicle could be
injured if the storage bins are not properly latched to
the Overhead Rail System. Always be sure the
storage bins are fully latched.
WARNING!
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Removable Floor Console With Fold-in-Floor
Seating — If Equipped
The removable floor console has a two power outlets,
storage tray, light, removable cell phone holder, tissue
holder, pen holder and a map holder. It can be removed
from the vehicle by pulling the release handle inside the
floor console.
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To remove the console use the following procedure:
1. Open the console lid and remove the storage tray.
2. Pull up on the release handle located inside the floor
console, and slide the console rearward to disengage
from the floor.
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Release Handle
3. Remove the floor console.
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To reinstall the console, open the console lid and remove
the storage tray. Pull up on the release handle and slide
the console forward to engage the front of the console
into the floor tray. Pivot the floor console down until it is
seated on the floor tray and release the handle. Pull up on
the console to be sure it is firmly attached.
WARNING!
In an accident, serious injury could result if the
removable floor console is not properly installed.
Always be sure the removable floor console is fully
latched.
Cell Phone Holder Removal
1. Open the floor console lid and lift the cell phone
holder upward.
2. Squeeze the legs together to disengage the holder from
the floor console and remove the cell phone holder.
To reinstall the cell phone holder, align the pivot legs into
the guides and push forward to snap the legs into place.
Removable Floor Console Without Fold-in-Floor
Seating — If Equipped
The removable floor console has a power outlet, storage
tray, light, cell phone holder, tissue holder, and a map
holder. It can be placed between either the front seats or
middle seats.
NOTE: When the console is located between the front
seats the outlet is protected by an automatic circuit
breaker and is powered directly from the battery, items
plugged into this outlet may discharge the battery
and/or prevent engine starting.
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Removable Floor Console
To remove the console use the following procedure:
1. Open the rear lid and remove the storage tray.
2. Pull up on the release handle located inside the floor
console to disengage the floor console, reinstall the
storage tray and close the rear lid.
Release Handle
3. Using the front and rear grab handles, slide the
console rearward to disengage the front of the console
and lift up to remove the console from the floor.
4. Place the rubber mat on the floor tray.
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To reinstall the console, remove the rubber mat and
relocate to the alternate floor tray, slide the console
forward to engage the front of the console into the floor
tray. Rapidly push down on the rear of the console with
enough force to engage the latch, you should hear the
latch “snap” into place. Pull up on the console to be sure
it is firmly attached.
Cell Phone Holder
1. Open the front lid and remove the cell phone holder
by pulling rearward and up on the lower edge of the
holder.
WARNING!
In an accident, serious injury could result if the
removable floor console is not properly installed.
Always be sure the removable floor console is fully
latched.
NOTE: When the removable floor console is located
between the middle seats, the power outlet only has
power supplied to it when the ignition switch is ON.
Cell Phone Holder
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2. Plug in the power cord for the cellular phone into the
outlet located in the bottom of the forward console bin
and reinstall the cell phone holder.
3. Place the cell phone into the holder.
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CAUTION!
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not
in use (i.e. cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life
and/or prevent engine starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e. coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.), will 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.
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Rear Compartment Storage Bins
Your vehicle may be equipped with open storage bins
located in each rear trim panel or your vehicle may be
equipped with storage bins located under the armrest in
each rear trim panel.
Cargo/Tub Nets
Two cargo/tub nets are available on vehicles equipped
with Fold-in-Floor Seating. The cargo nets fit in the
second row storage bin and the third row tub. The nets
are supported by hooks located in these areas. Refer to
instructions provided in the net kit.
Cargo Area Storage
The seats in your vehicle are in-line which enables you to
stow long objects, such as lumber or skis, on the floor
without moving the seats.
NOTE: With all rear seat backs folded, a 4x8 foot sheet
of building material may be stored in the long-wheelbase
body style on top of the folded seats with the liftgate
closed. The front seats must be moved slightly forward of
the rearmost position. If the rear seats are removed no
front seat adjustment is needed and more than one 4x8
sheet of building material may be stored.
The liftgate sill plate has a raised line with the statement
“Load To This Line”. This line indicates how far rearward
cargo can be placed without interfering with liftgate
closing.
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Loading Limit
Roof Rack
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
The crossbars and siderails are designed to carry the
weight on vehicles equipped with a luggage rack. The
load must not exceed 68 kg (150 lbs), and should be
uniformly distributed over the luggage rack crossbars.
Distribute cargo weight evenly on the roof rack crossbars.
The roof rack does not increase the total load carrying
capacity of the vehicle. Be sure the total load of cargo
inside the vehicle plus that on the external rack does not
exceed the maximum vehicle load capacity.
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To move the cross bars, loosen the thumb screws located
at the upper edge of each cross bar approximately six
turns, then move the cross bar to the desired position.
Once the cross bar is in place, retighten the thumb screws
to lock the cross bar into position.
Attempt to move the crossbar again to ensure that it has
properly locked into position.
NOTE: To help control wind noise when installing the
cross bars make sure that the arrows marked on the front
side of the cross bars are facing the front of the vehicle.
Also, when the cross bars are not in use the notch on the
cross bars should be aligned with the arrows on the side
rails. This will help reduce the amount of wind noise
when the crossbars are not in use.
The tie down holes on the cross bar ends should always
be used to tie down the load. Check the straps frequently
to be sure that the load remains securely attached.
CAUTION!
• To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do
not exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity
of 68 kg (150 lbs). Always distribute heavy loads
as evenly as possible and secure the load appropriately.
• Long loads which extend over the windshield,
such as wood panels or surfboards, or loads with
large frontal area should be secured to both the
front and rear of the vehicle.
• Travel at reduced speeds and turn corners carefully when carrying large or heavy loads on the
roof rack. Wind forces, due to natural causes or
nearby truck traffic, can add sudden upward
loads. This is especially true on large flat loads
and may result in damage to the cargo or your
vehicle.
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WARNING!
Cargo must be securely tied before driving your
vehicle. Improperly secured loads can fly off the
vehicle, particularly at high speeds, resulting in
personal injury or property damage. Follow the Roof
Rack Cautions when carrying cargo on your roof
rack.
LOAD LEVELING SYSTEM
The automatic load leveling system will provide a level
riding vehicle under most passenger and cargo loading
conditions.
A hydraulic pump contained within the shock absorbers
raises the rear of the vehicle to the correct height. It takes
approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) of driving for the leveling
to complete depending on road surface conditions.
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If the leveled vehicle is not moved for approximately 15
hours, the leveling system will bleed itself down. The
vehicle must be driven to reset the system.
WARNING!
Do not install the load leveling system on vehicles
that are not equipped with Anti-Lock Brakes. Vehicles without Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) have a
height-sensing proportioning valve. Installing a leveling system will render this system ineffective,
inappropriately reducing rear brake pressure, resulting in increased stopping distances. You could have
an accident.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Instruments And Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
▫ Two Types Of Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
䡵 Base Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
▫ Electrical Disturbances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
䡵 Instrument Cluster With Tach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
▫ AM Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
䡵 Premium Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
▫ FM Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
䡵 Instrument Cluster Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
䡵 Sales Code RAZ—AM/ FM Stereo Radio With
Cassette Tape Player, CD Player And CD Changer
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
䡵 Electronic Digital Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
▫ Clock Setting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
䡵 Radio General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
▫ Radio Broadcast Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio . . . . . . . . . . . 209
▫ Power Switch, Volume Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
▫ Seek Button (Radio Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
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▫ Tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
▫ Rewind (RW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
▫ Radio Data System (RDS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
▫ Tape Eject . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
▫ PTY (Program Type) Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
▫ Scan Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
▫ Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
▫ Changing Tape Direction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
▫ Fade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
▫ Metal Tape Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
▫ Tone Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
▫ Pinch Roller Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
▫ AM/FM Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
▫ Noise Reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
▫ Scan Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
▫ Operating Instructions — CD Player . . . . . . . . 215
▫ To Set The Radio Push-Button Memory . . . . . . 213
▫ Inserting The Compact Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
▫ To Change From Clock To Radio Mode . . . . . . 213
▫ Seek Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
▫ Operating Instructions — Tape Player . . . . . . . 213
▫ EJT CD (Eject) Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
▫ Seek Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
▫ FF/Tune/RW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
▫ Fast Forward (FF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
▫ Program Button 4 (Random Play) . . . . . . . . . . 217
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▫ Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
▫ Tape CD Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
▫ Time Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
▫ Scan Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
▫ CD Changer Control Capability —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
䡵 Sales Code RBP—AM & FM Stereo Radio With
Cassette Tape Player, CD Player, And Optional
CD/DVD Changer Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
▫ Tape Player Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
▫ CD Player Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
▫ CD/DVD Changer Operation —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
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䡵 Sales Code RBQ—AM/FM Stereo Radio With
6 - Disc CD Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
▫ CD Player Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
䡵 Sales Code RBK—AM/ FM Stereo Radio With
CD Player And CD Changer Controls . . . . . . . . 236
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
▫ CD Player Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
▫ CD Changer Control Capability —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
䡵 Sales Code RB1—AM/FM Stereo Radio With
DVD/GPS Navigation System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
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䡵 6 Disc CD Changer — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 244
▫ Loading The CD Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
▫ Playing Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
▫ Seek Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
▫ FF/Tune/RW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
▫ Mode Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
▫ Program Button 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
▫ Program Button 4 (Random Play) . . . . . . . . . . 245
▫ Program Button 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
▫ Time Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
▫ Changing Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
▫ Removing Discs From The CD Changer . . . . . 246
▫ CD Changer Operation With The
Changer Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
䡵 6 Disc CD/DVD Changer (RDV) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
▫ Operating Instructions — CD/DVD Changer . . 247
▫ Eject (EJT) Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
▫ Operating Instructions — Remote Control . . . . 250
▫ Operating Instructions — Video Screen . . . . . . 254
▫ Operating Instructions — Headphones . . . . . . 256
▫ Operating Instructions — MP3 Player, Portable
Walkman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
▫ Operating Instructions — Video
Games/Camcorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
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䡵 Satellite Radio — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
▫ Satellite Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
▫ System Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
▫ Reception Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
▫ Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ENS/SID) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
䡵 Remote Sound System Controls — If Equipped . . 262
▫ Selecting Satellite Mode In RBB, RAH And
RBK Radios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
▫ Tape Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
▫ Selecting Satellite Mode In RBP, RBU, RAZ,
RB1 And RBQ Radios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
䡵 Cassette Tape And Player Maintenance . . . . . . . 264
▫ Selecting a Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
䡵 CD/DVD Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
▫ Storing And Selecting Pre-Set Channels . . . . . . 261
䡵 Radio Operation And Cellular Phones . . . . . . . . 265
▫ Using The PTY (Program Type) Button
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
䡵 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
▫ PTY Button ⬙Scan⬙ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
▫ Manual Air Conditioning And
Heating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
▫ PTY Button ⬙Seek⬙ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
▫ Front Mode Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
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▫ Manual Air Conditioning Operation . . . . . . . . 271
▫ Manual Rear Zone Climate Control —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
▫ Infrared Three-Zone Automatic Temperature
Control — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
䡵 Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
▫ Intermittent Rear Wiper Operation — Manual
Temperature Control Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
▫ Rear Washer Operation — Manual Temperature
Control Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
▫ Rear Wiper Operation — Automatic Temperature
Control Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
▫ Intermittent Rear Wiper Operation — Automatic
Temperature Control Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
▫ Rear Washer Operation — Automatic Temperature
Control Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
▫ Electric Rear Window Defroster —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
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INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS
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BASE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER WITH TACH
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PREMIUM INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
1. Fuel Gauge
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
the ignition switch is in the ON position.
2. Tire Pressure Monitor Warning Light — If Equipped
This light will turn on when there is a Low tire
pressure condition. The light will remain on
until the tire pressure is properly set. The light
will also flash if a problem exist with any tire
sensor. The light will flash for approximately three seconds every 10 minutes or until the problem with the
sensor is corrected.
This light will turn on momentarily as a bulb check when
the engine is started.
When the tire pressure monitoring system warning light
is lit, one or more of your tires is significantly underinflated. You should stop and check your tires as soon as
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possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure as
indicated on the tire and loading information placard.
Driving on a significantly underinflated tire causes the
tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Underinflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and
may affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Each tire, including the spare, should be checked
monthly when cold and set to the recommended inflation
pressure as specified in the tire and loading information
placard and owner’s manual.
NOTE: If one of the vehicle active tires has been
replaced by the spare or a wheel rim not equipped with
a TPM sensor, the tire pressure monitor warning light
will flash for approximately three seconds every 10
minutes. Repair or replace the tire or sensor as soon as
possible.
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3. Low Fuel Light
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0
gallons (11.0 liters) this light will turn on and
remain on until fuel is added.
4. Turn Signal Indicators
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn signal
when the turn signal lever is operated.
If the vehicle electronics sense that the vehicle has
traveled about one mile with the turn signals on, a chime
will sound to alert you to turn the signals off. If either
indicator flashes at a rapid rate, check for a defective
outside light bulb.
5. Liftgate Ajar
This light turns on if the liftgate is not completely closed.
6. Door Ajar Light
This light turns on if a door is not completely
closed.
7. Speedometer
Indicates vehicle speed.
8. Brake System 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, there
is a low brake fluid level or there is a problem with the
anit-lock brake system.
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
system. Failure of 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.
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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.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the 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.
Vehicles equipped with Anti-Lock brakes (ABS), are also
equipped with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD).
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In the event of an EBD failure, the Brake Warning Light
will turn on along with the ABS Light. Immediate repair
to the ABS system is required.
The operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked
by turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to
the ON position. The light should illuminate for approximately four seconds. The light should then turn off
unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
inspected by an authorized dealer.
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON position.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
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9. Airbag Light
This light turns on and remains on for 6 to 8
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.
10. Anti-Lock Light
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System. The light will turn on when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position and may
stay on for as long as four seconds.
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
Ignition switch is turned to the ON position, have the
light inspected by an authorized dealer.
11. Tachometer — If Equipped
The red segments indicate the maximum permissible
engine revolutions-per-minute (r.p.m. x 1000) for each
gear range. Before reaching the red area, ease up on the
accelerator.
12. Voltage Light
This light monitors the electrical system voltage.
The light should turn on momentarily as the
engine is started. If the light stays on or turns on while
driving, it indicates a problem with the charging system.
Immediate service should be obtained.
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13. Seat Belt Reminder Light
When the ignition switch is first turned ON, this
light will turn on for 5 to 8 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 seat belt remains unbuckled,
the Seat Belt Warning Light will flash or remain on
continuously. Refer to ⬙Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System (BeltAlert™)⬙ in the Occupant Restraints
section for more information.
14. Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light warns of an overheated engine condition. If the engine is critically hot, a continuous
chime will sound for 4 minutes. After the chime
turns off, the engine will still be critically hot until the
light turns off.
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15. Vehicle Theft Alarm Light — If Equipped
This light will flash for approximately 15 seconds when the vehicle theft alarm is arming.
16. 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.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If temperature gauge reads (H),
pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with
the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops
back into the normal range. If the pointer remains on
the “H”, and you hear continuous chimes, turn the
engine off immediately, and call for service.
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call a service center if your
vehicle overheats. If you decide to look under the
hood yourself, see Section 7 of this manual. Follow
the warnings under the Cooling System Pressure
Cap paragraph.
17. Washer Fluid Light
This light turns on when the washer fluid level
falls below approximately 1/4 filled. The light will
remain on until fluid is added.
18. Transmission Range Indicator
This display indicator shows the automatic transaxle gear
selection.
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NOTE: You must apply the brakes before shifting from
Park.
19. Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light shows low engine oil pressure. The light
should turn on momentarily when the engine is
started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A
chime will sound for 4 minutes when this light turns on.
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
20. High Beam Light
This light shows that the headlights are on high
beam. Pull the turn signal lever towards the
steering wheel to switch the headlights from high or low
beam.
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21. Malfunction Indicator Light
This light is part of an onboard diagnostic system
called OBD that monitors engine and automatic
transmission control systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in the ON position before engine
start. If the bulb does not come 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.
The Malfunction Indicator Light flashes to alert to serious
conditions that could lead to immediate loss of power or
severe catalytic converter damage. The vehicle should be
serviced as soon as possible if this occurs.
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22. Trac Off Indicator — If Equipped
This display indicator should illuminate for approximately four seconds as a bulb check when the ignition
switch is first turned ON.
The “TRAC OFF” Indicator will flash if the traction
control is in use.
The “TRAC OFF” Indicator will illuminate if:
• The Traction Control switch has been used to turn
the system OFF.
• There is a Traction Control System malfunction
• The system has been deactivated to prevent damage
to the brake system due to overheated brake temperatures.
NOTE: Extended heavy use of Traction Control may
cause the system to deactivate and turn on the TRAC and
the OFF indicators located in the instrument cluster.
This is to prevent overheating of the brake system and is
a normal condition. The system will remain disabled for
about 4 minutes until the brakes have cooled. The system
will automatically reactivate and turn off the TRAC and
the OFF indicators.
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, ice, or snow, turn
the Traction Control System OFF before attempting to
“rock” the vehicle free.
23. Odometer/Trip Odometer
The odometer shows the total distance the vehicle has
been driven.
U.S. federal regulations require that upon transfer of
vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the
correct mileage that the vehicle has been driven. Therefore, if the odometer reading is changed during repair or
replacement, be sure to keep a record of the reading
before and after the service so that the correct mileage can
be determined.
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The trip odometer shows individual trip mileage. To
switch from odometer to trip odometer, press the Trip
Odometer button.
24. Cruise Indicator
This display indicator shows that the Speed Control
System is ON.
25. Trip Odometer Button
Press this button to change the display from odometer to
trip odometer. The word TRIP will appear when in the
trip odometer mode.
Push in and hold the button for two seconds to reset the
trip odometer to 0 miles or kilometers. The odometer
must be in trip mode to reset.
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ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK
The clock and radio each use the display panel built into
the radio. A digital readout shows the time in hours and
minutes whenever the ignition switch is in the ON or
ACC position and the time button is pressed.
When the ignition switch is in the OFF position, or when
the radio frequency is being displayed, time keeping is
accurately maintained.
Clock Setting Procedure
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON or ACC position
and press the time button. Using the tip of a ballpoint pen
or similar object, press either the hour (H) or minute (M)
buttons on the radio.
2. Press the H button to set hours or the M button to set
minutes. The time setting will increase each time you
press a button.
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RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
Radio Broadcast Signals
Your new radio will provide excellent reception under
most operating conditions. Like any system, however, car
radios have performance limitations, due to mobile operation and natural phenomena, which might lead you to
believe your sound system is malfunctioning. To help
you understand and save you concern about these “apparent” malfunctions, you must understand a point or
two about the transmission and reception of radio signals.
Two Types of Signals
There are two basic types of radio signals... AM or
Amplitude Modulation, in which the transmitted sound
causes the amplitude, or height, of the radio waves to
vary... and FM or Frequency Modulation, in which the
frequency of the wave is varied to carry the sound.
Electrical Disturbances
Radio waves may pick up electrical disturbances during
transmission. They mainly affect the wave amplitude,
and thus remain a part of the AM reception. They
interfere very little with the frequency variations that
carry the FM signal.
AM Reception
AM sound is based on wave amplitude, so AM reception
can be disrupted by such things as lightning, power lines
and neon signs.
FM Reception
Because FM transmission is based on frequency variations, interference that consists of amplitude variations
can be filtered out, leaving the reception relatively clear,
which is the major feature of FM radio.
NOTE: On vehicles so equipped the radio, steering
wheel radio controls and 6 disc CD/DVD changer will
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remain active for up to 45 seconds after the ignition
switch has been turned off. Opening a vehicle front door
will cancel this feature.
SALES CODE RAZ—AM/ FM STEREO RADIO
WITH CASSETTE TAPE PLAYER, CD PLAYER
AND CD CHANGER CONTROLS
RAZ Radio
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Operating Instructions — Radio
NOTE: Power to operate the radio is controlled by the
ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position to
operate the radio.
Power Switch, Volume Control
Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio on. Turn the
volume control clockwise to increase the volume. The
volume will be displayed and continuously updated
while the button is pressed.
Seek Button (Radio Mode)
Press and release the Seek button to search for the next
station in either the AM or FM mode. Press the top of the
button to seek up and the bottom to seek down. Holding
the button will by pass stations until you release the
button.
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Tuning
Press the TUNE control up or down to increase or
decrease the frequency. If you press and hold the button,
the radio will continue to tune until you release the
button. The frequency will be displayed and continuously updated while the button is pressed.
Radio Data System (RDS)
The Radio Data System allows radio broadcasting stations to send data signals on a subcarrier frequency
which is added to the stereo signal. RDS was developed
to give FM receivers user-friendly features, such as
Program Service name (PS) and Program Type (PTY).
Program Service name is typically used by the broadcaster to display the station’s name or call letters, for
example ⬙WNIC⬙. Typically these are 8 characters in
length and are displayed by the radio for those stations
which are broadcasting this information. PTY (Program
Type) is used to characterize the station’s program material, for example ⬙Rock Music⬙.
PTY (Program Type) Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the PTY mode for
5 seconds. If no action is taken during the 5 second time
out the PTY icon will turn off. Pressing the PTY button
within 5 seconds will allow the program format type to
be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast PTY information.
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Toggle the PTY button to select the following format
types:
Program Type
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Information
Jazz
Foreign Language
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Radio Display
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
Inform
Jazz
Language
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Program Type
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
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Radio Display
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the PTY icon is
displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected PTY name. The PTY
function only operates when in the FM mode.
The radio display will flash “SEEK” and the selected PTY
program type when searching for the next PTY station. If
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no station is found with the selected PTY program type,
the radio will return to the last preset station.
If a preset button is activated while in the PTY (Program
Type) mode, the PTY mode will be exited and the radio
will tune to the preset station.
Pressing PTY, then SCAN will scan the FM Band and stop
at all RDS stations. Each RDS station will be played for a
5 second scan once around the FM Band and stop at the
last station. The PTY icon will then turn off.
Balance
The Balance control adjusts the left-to-right speaker balance. Push in the button and it will pop out. Adjust the
balance and push the button back in. The balance will be
displayed and continuously updated while the button is
turned.
Fade
The Fade control provides for balance between the front
and rear speakers. Push in the button and it will pop out.
Adjust the balance and push the button back in. The fade
will be displayed and continuously updated while the
button is turned.
Tone Control
Slide the Bass and/or Treble controls up or down to
adjust the sound for the desired tone. The treble, and bass
will be displayed and continuously updated while the
slide is moved.
AM/FM Selection
Press the AM/FM button to change from AM to FM. The
operating mode will be displayed next to the station
frequency. The display will show ST when a stereo
station is received.
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Scan Button
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next station, in either AM or FM, pausing for 5
seconds at each listenable station before continuing to the
next.
Pressing the AM/FM button continues the search in the
alternate frequency band.
To stop the search, press SCAN a second time.
To Set The Radio Push-button Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to push-button memory, press the SET button.
SET 1 will show in the display window. Select the
push-button you wish to lock onto this station and press
and release that button. If a station is not selected within
5 seconds after pressing the SET button, the station will
continue to play but will not be locked into push-button
memory.
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You may add a second station to each push-button by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2 in
both AM and FM. This allows a total of 10 AM and 10 FM
stations to be locked into memory. You can recall the
stations stored in SET 2 memory by pressing the pushbutton twice.
To Change From Clock To Radio Mode
Press the Time button to change the display between
radio frequency and time.
Operating Instructions — Tape Player
Insert the cassette with the exposed tape side toward the
right and the mechanical action of the player will gently
pull the cassette into the play position.
NOTE: When subjected to extremely cold temperatures,
the tape mechanism may require a few minutes to warm
up for proper operation. Sometimes poor playback may
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be experienced due to a defective cassette tape. Clean and
demagnetize the tape heads at least twice a year.
Seek Button
Press the SEEK button up for the next selection on the
tape and down to return to the beginning of the current
selection.
Press the SEEK button up or down to move the track
number to skip forward or backward 1 to 6 selections.
Press the SEEK button once to move 1 selection, twice to
move 2 selections, etc.
Fast Forward (FF)
Press the FF button up momentarily to advance the tape
in the direction that it is playing. The tape will advance
until the button is pressed again or the end of the tape is
reached. At the end of the tape, the tape will play in the
opposite direction.
Rewind (RW)
Press the RW button momentarily to reverse the tape
direction. The tape will reverse until the button is pressed
again or until the end of the tape is reached. At the end of
the tape, the tape will play in the opposite direction.
Tape Eject
Press the EJT Tape button and the cassette will disengage
and eject from the radio.
Scan Button
Press this button to play 10 seconds of each selection.
Press the scan button a second time to cancel the feature.
Changing Tape Direction
If you wish to change the direction of tape travel (side
being played), press the PTY button. The lighted arrow in
the display window will show the new direction.
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Metal Tape Selection
If a standard metal tape is inserted into the player, the
player will automatically select the correct equalization
and the 70 symbol will appear in the display window.
* ”Dolby” noise reduction manufactured under license
from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Dolby
and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
Pinch Roller Release
If ignition power or the radio ON/OFF switch are turned
off, the pinch roller will automatically retract to protect
the tape from any damage. When power is restored to the
tape player, the pinch roller will automatically reengage
and the tape will resume play.
Operating Instructions — CD Player
Noise Reduction
The Dolby Noise Reduction System* is on whenever the
tape player is on, but may be switched off.
To turn off the Dolby Noise reduction System: Press the
Dolby button (button 2) after you insert the tape. The NR
light in the display will go off when the Dolby System is
off. The Dolby System is automatically reactivated each
time a tape is inserted.
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position and the volume control ON before the CD player
will operate.
CAUTION!
This CD player will accept 4 3⁄4 inch (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
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Inserting The Compact Disc
The CD player contained within the radio is not a
multi-disc changer, and will only accept one CD. Gently
insert one CD into the CD player with the CD label facing
up. The CD will automatically be pulled into the CD
Player.
If the volume control is ON, the unit will switch from
radio to CD mode and begin to play. The display will
show the track number and index time in minutes and
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track one.
NOTE:
• You may eject a disc with the radio OFF. The ignition
switch must be in the ON or ACC position to insert a
disc with the radio OFF.
• If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
OFF, the CD will automatically be pulled into the CD
Player and the display will show the time of day. If
you insert a disc with the ignition OFF, the display will
show the time of day for about 5 seconds, then go out.
Seek Button
Press the top of the SEEK button for the next selection on
the CD. Press the bottom of the 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 10 seconds of the current selection.
EJT CD (Eject) Button
Press this button and the disc will unload and move to
the entrance for easy removal. The unit will switch to the
radio mode.
If you do not remove the disc within 15 seconds, it will be
reloaded. The radio mode will continue to appear.
The disc can be ejected with the radio OFF.
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FF/TUNE/RW
Press FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to
fast forward until FF is released. The RW ( Reverse)
button works in a similar manner.
Program Button 4 (Random Play)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the tracks on the selected disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
Press the SEEK button to move to the next randomly
selected track.
Press TUNE FF to fast forward through the tracks. Press
the FF button a second time to stop the fast forward
feature. If TUNE RW is pressed, the current track will
reverse to the beginning of the track and begin playing.
Press button 4 a second time to stop Random Play.
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MODE
Press the MODE button to select between the tape player,
CD player, or satellite radio (if equipped).
To select Satellite Radio (if equipped), press the MODE
button until the word SIRIUS appears. The following will
be displayed in this order: After three seconds, the
current channel name and number will be displayed for
five seconds. The current program type and channel
number will then be displayed for five seconds. The
current channel name and number will then be displayed
until an action occurs. A CD or tape may remain in the
player while in the Satellite Radio mode.
Tape CD Button
Press this button to select between CD player and Tape
player.
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Time Button
Press this button to change the display from elapsed CD
playing time to time of day.
Disc Down/Program Button 5
Press the DISC down (button 5) button to play the
previous disc.
Scan Button
Press this button to play the first 10 seconds of each track.
To stop the scan function, press the button a second time.
Seek Button
Press the SEEK up or down to select another track on the
same disc. A SEEK symbol will appear on the display.
CD Changer Control Capability — If Equipped
This radio is compatible with a remote mounted CD
changer available through Mopar Accessories. The following instructions are for the radio controls that operate
this CD changer.
Fast Forward And Rewind Buttons
Press and hold the FF button for fast forward. Press and
hold the RW button for fast reverse.
Mode Button
To activate the CD changer, press the MODE button until
CD information appears on the display.
Disc Up/Program Button 1
Press the DISC up (button 1) button to play the next
available disc.
The audio output can be heard when fast forward and
fast reverse are activated.
Random Play (RND)
Press the Random button to play the tracks on the
selected disc in random order for an interesting change of
pace.
Random can be cancelled by pressing the button a second
time or by ejecting the CD from the changer.
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CD Diagnostic Indicators
When driving over a very rough road, the CD player may
skip momentarily. Skipping will not damage the disc or
the player, and play will resume automatically.
As a safeguard and to protect your CD player, one of the
following warning symbols may appear on your display.
• Water condensation on optics
SALES CODE RBP—AM & FM STEREO RADIO
WITH CASSETTE TAPE PLAYER, CD PLAYER,
AND OPTIONAL CD/DVD CHANGER CONTROLS
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A CD HOT symbol indicates the player is too hot.
CD HOT will pause the operation. Play can be resumed
when the operating temperature is corrected or another
MODE is selected.
An ERR symbol will appear on the display if the laser is
unable to read the Disc data for the following reasons:
• Excessive vibration
• Disc inserted upside down
• Damaged disc
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RBP Radio
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Radio Operation
Power/Volume Control
Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio on. Turn the
volume control to the right to increase the volume.
NOTE: Power to operate the radio is supplied through
the ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position
to operate the radio.
PTY (Program Type) Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the PTY mode for
5 seconds. If no action is taken during the 5 second time
out the PTY icon will turn off. Pressing the PTY button
within 5 seconds will allow the program format type to
be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast PTY information.
Toggle the PTY button to select the following format
types:
Program Type
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Information
Jazz
Foreign Language
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Radio Display
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
Inform
Jazz
Language
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
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Program Type
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
Radio Display
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the PTY icon is
displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected PTY name. The PTY
function only operates when in the FM and Satellite (if
equipped) modes.
The radio display will flash “SEEK” and the selected PTY
program type when searching for the next PTY station. If
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no station is found with the selected PTY program type,
the radio will return to the last preset station.
If a preset button is activated while in the PTY (Program
Type) mode, the PTY mode will be exited and the radio
will tune to the preset station.
Pressing PTY, then SCAN will scan the FM Band and stop
at all RDS stations that broadcast the station type. Each
RDS station will be played for a 5 second scan once
around the FM Band and stop at the last station. The PTY
icon will then turn off.
Seek
Press and release the SEEK button to search for the next
station in either the AM or FM mode. Press the top of the
button to seek up and the bottom to seek down. The
radio will remain tuned to the new station until you
make another selection. Holding the button in will bypass stations without stopping until you release it.
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Scan
Press and release the SCAN button to search for the next
station in either the AM or FM mode. The radio will
pause for 5 seconds at each listenable station before
continuing to the next. To stop the search, press the
SCAN button a second time.
Tune
Press the TUNE control up or down to increase or
decrease the frequency. If you press and hold the button,
the radio will continue to tune until you release the
button. The frequency will be displayed and continuously updated while the button is pressed.
Balance — BAL
The Balance control adjusts the left-to-right speaker balance. Press the BAL button in and it will pop out. Adjust
the balance and push the button back in.
Fade
The Fade control provides for balance between the front
and rear speakers. Press the FADE button in and it will
pop out. Adjust the balance and push the button back in.
Tone Control
The tone controls affect the BASS and TREBLE frequency
bands. Each is controlled by a slider control with a detent
at the mid position. Moving a control up or down
increases or decreases amplification of the band. The mid
position provides a balanced output.
AM/FM Selection
Press the AM/FM button to toggle between AM and FM
mode. The operating mode will be displayed next to the
station frequency. The display will show “ST” when a
stereo station is received (FM only).
To Set The Radio Push-Button Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to push-button memory, press the SET button.
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SET 1 will now show in the display window. Select the
“1–5” button you wish to lock onto this station and press
and release that button. If a button is not selected within
5 seconds after pressing the SET button, the station will
continue to play but will not be locked into push-button
memory.
You may add a second station to each push-button by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2 in
both AM and FM. This allows a total of 10 AM and 10 FM
stations to be locked into push-button memory. The
stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
pressing the push-button twice.
Time
Press the TIME button to change the display between
radio frequency and time.
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To set the clock, use a ballpoint pen or similar object to
press the hour (H) or minute (M) buttons on the radio,
The time setting will increase each time you press the
button. Press any other button to exit from the clock
setting mode.
General Information
This radio complies with Part 15 of FCC rules and with
RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference,
2. This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressively approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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Tape Player Operation
Insert the cassette with the exposed tape side toward the
right and the mechanical action of the player will gently
pull the cassette into the play position.
Seek
Press the SEEK button up for the next selection on the
tape and down to return to the beginning of the current
selection.
NOTE: When subjected to extremely cold temperatures,
the tape mechanism may require a few minutes to warm
up for proper operation. Sometimes poor playback may
be experienced due to a defective cassette tape. Clean and
demagnetize the tape heads at least twice a year.
Press the SEEK button up or down to move the track
number to skip forward or backward 1 to 7 selections.
Press the SEEK button once to move 1 selection, twice to
move 2 selections, etc. the display will show the total
number of times the SEEK button was pushed. The SEEK
function will be cancelled by pressing either the FF/RW
or AM/FM button.
Tape Side — ⵜ⌬/PTY
Pressing the ⵜ⌬ button during tape mode will cause the
other side of the tape to be played. The display will
confirm the selected tape play direction. The time is
always displayed.
Tape
Press the TAPE button to select the Tape mode.
Fast Forward — FF
Press the FF button up momentarily to advance the tape
in the direction that it is playing. The tape will advance
until the button is pressed again or the end of the tape is
reached. At the end of the tape, the tape will play in the
opposite direction.
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Rewind — RW
Press the RW button down momentarily to reverse the
tape direction. The tape will rewind until the button is
pressed again or until the beginning of the tape is
reached. At the beginning of the tape, the tape will play
in the opposite direction.
EJT Tape
Press the EJT TAPE button and the cassette will disengage and eject from the radio.
Metal Tape Selection (70µs)
If a standard 70 µ (metal) tape is inserted into the player,
the player will automatically select the correct equalization.
Pinch Roller Release
If ignition power or the radio ON/OFF switch are turned
off, the pinch roller will automatically retract to protect
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the tape from any damage. When power is restored to the
tape player, the pinch roller will automatically reengage
and the tape will resume play.
Dolby Noise Reduction
The Dolby Noise Reduction System* is on whenever the tape player is on, but may be switched
on/off.
To turn the Dolby Noise Reduction System on/off: Press
the Dolby NR button (button 2) after you insert the tape.
The NR light in the display will go off when the Dolby
System is off.
* ”Dolby” noise reduction manufactured under license
from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Dolby
and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
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CD Player Operation
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position and the volume control ON before the CD player
will operate.
Inserting The Compact Disc
You may either insert or eject a disc with the radio OFF.
If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio off,
the display will show CD and the time of day will be
displayed.
If the power is 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
one.
Seek
Press the top of the SEEK button for the next selection on
the CD. Press the bottom of the 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.
Scan
Press the SCAN button to play 10 seconds of each
selection. Press the SCAN button a second time to cancel
this feature.
EJT CD
Press the EJT CD button and the disc will unload and
move to the entrance for easy removal. The unit will
switch to the radio mode.
If you do not remove the disc within 15 seconds, it will be
reloaded. The unit will continue in radio mode.
The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition off.
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FF/TUNE/RW
Press FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to
fast forward until FF is released. The RW (Reverse)
button works in a similar manner.
Random Play — RND/Program Button 4
Press the RND (button 4) 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.
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To select Satellite Radio (if equipped), press the MODE
button until the word SIRIUS™ appears. The following
will be displayed in this order: After three seconds, the
current channel name and number will be displayed for
five seconds. The current program type and channel
number will then be displayed for five seconds. The
current channel name and number will then be displayed
until an action occurs. A CD or tape may remain in the
player while in the Satellite Radio mode.
Press the top of the SEEK button to move to the next
randomly selected track.
Time
Press the TIME button to change the display from
elapsed CD playing time to time of day.
Press the RND (button 4) button a second time to stop
Random Play.
CD/DVD Changer Operation — If Equipped
MODE
Press the MODE button to select between the CD player,
remote CD/DVD changer (if equipped), or satellite radio
(if equipped).
MODE
Press the MODE button to select between the CD player,
and the CD/DVD changer (if equipped).
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Disc Up/Program Button 1
Press the DISC (button 1) button to play the next available disc.
Disc Down/Program Button 5
Press the DISC (button 5) button to play the previous
disc.
Random Play — RND/Program Button 4
Press the RND (button 4) button while the CD is playing
to activate Random Play. This feature plays the selections
on the currently playing compact disc in random order to
provide an interesting change of pace.
Seek
Press the top of the SEEK button for the next selection on
the CD. Press the bottom of the 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.
Press the top of the SEEK button to move to the next
randomly selected track.
Press the RND (button 4) button a second time to stop
Random Play.
FF/RW — TUNE
Press and hold the FF button for fast forward. Press and
hold the RW button for fast reverse. The audio output can
be heard when fast forward and fast reverse are activated.
Time
Press the TIME button to switch between time of day and
CD track time.
Scan
Press the SCAN button to play 10 seconds of each track.
Press the SCAN button a second time to cancel the
feature.
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SALES CODE RBQ—AM/FM STEREO RADIO
WITH 6 - DISC CD CHANGER
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Radio Operation
Power/Volume Control
Press the PWR/VOL control to turn the radio on. Turn
the volume control clockwise to increase the volume.
NOTE: Power to operate the radio is controlled by the
ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position to
operate the radio.
Mode
Press the MODE button repeatedly to select between AM,
FM, the CD changer and Sirius Satellite Radio™ (if
equipped). The display will show ST when a stereo
station is received.
RBQ Radio
To select Sirius Satellite Radio™ (if equipped), press the
MODE button until the word SIRIUS appears. The following will be displayed in this order: After three seconds, the current channel name and number will be
displayed for five seconds. The current program type and
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channel number will then be displayed for five seconds.
The current channel name and number will then be
displayed until an action occurs. CD’s may remain in the
player while in the Satellite Radio mode.
Seek
Press and release the SEEK button to search for the next
station in either the AM or FM mode. Press the top of the
button to seek up and the bottom to seek down. The
radio will remain tuned to the new station until you
make another selection. Holding the button in will bypass stations without stopping until you release it.
Tune
Press the TUNE control up or down to increase or
decrease the frequency. If the button is pressed and held,
the radio will continue to tune until the button is
released. The frequency will be displayed and continuously updated while the button is pressed.
To Set The Radio Push-Button Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to push-button memory, press the SET RND
button. SET 1 will show in the display window. Select the
“1–6” button you wish to lock onto this station and press
and release that button. If a button is not selected within
5 seconds after pressing the SET RND button, the station
will continue to play but will not be locked into pushbutton memory.
You may add a second station to each push-button by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2 in
both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM and 12 FM
stations to be locked into push-button memory. The
stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
pressing the corresponding push-button twice. Every
time a preset button is used, a corresponding button
number will be displayed.
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Audio
The audio button controls the BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE, and FADE.
Time Button
Press the TIME button to change the display between
radio frequency and time.
Press the AUDIO button and BASS will be displayed.
Press the SEEK + or SEEK – to increase or decrease the
Bass tones.
General Information
This radio complies with Part 15 of FCC rules and with
RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
Press the AUDIO button a second time and TREB will be
displayed. Press the SEEK + or SEEK – to increase or
decrease the Treble tones.
Press the AUDIO button a third time and BAL will be
displayed. Press the SEEK + or SEEK – to adjust the
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Press the AUDIO button a fourth time and FADE will be
displayed. Press the SEEK + or SEEK – to adjust the
sound level between the front and rear speakers.
Press the AUDIO button again or wait 5 seconds to exit
setting tone, balance, and fade.
1. This device may not cause harmful interference,
2. This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressively approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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CD Player Operation
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position and the Power / Volume control pushed ON
before the CD player will operate.
Inserting The Compact Disc
CAUTION!
This CD player will accept 4 3⁄4 inch (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
You may either insert or eject a disc with the radio OFF.
If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
OFF, the display will show the time of day. If you insert
a disc with the ignition OFF, the display will show the
time of day for about 5 seconds, then go out.
If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
show the disc number, the track number, and index time
in minutes and seconds. Play will begin at the start of
track 1.
LOAD/ EJT — Load
Press the LOAD/ EJT button and the button with the
corresponding number where the CD is being loaded.
After the radio displays “load” insert the CD into the
player.
Radio display will show “loading” when it is being
loaded.
LOAD / EJT — Eject
Press the LOAD/ EJT button and the button with the
corresponding number where the CD was loaded and the
disc will unload and move to the entrance for easy
removal.
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Radio display will show “ejecting” when it is being
ejected.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
15 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will continue to play the non-removed CD. If
the CD is removed and there are other CD’s in the radio,
the radio will play the next CD. If the CD is removed and
there are no other CD’s in the radio, the radio will return
to the last selected AM or FM mode.
The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
Seek
Press the top of the SEEK button for the next selection on
the CD. Press the bottom of the 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.
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Scan
Press the Scan button to scan through each track on the
CD currently playing.
FF/TUNE/RW
Press FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to
fast forward until FF is released. The RW ( Reverse)
button works in a similar manner.
Random Play — SET / RND
Press the RND button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the tracks on the disc in
random order to provide an interesting change of pace.
Press the SEEK button to move to the next randomly
selected track.
Press the SET / RND button a second time to stop
Random Play.
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PTY (Program Type) Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the PTY mode for
5 seconds. If no action is taken during the 5 second time
out the PTY icon will turn off. Pressing the PTY button
repeatedly within 5 seconds will allow the program
format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not
currently broadcast PTY information.
Toggle the PTY button to select the following format
types:
Program Type
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Emergency
Emergency Test
Radio Display
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
ALERT!
Test
Program Type
Information
Jazz
Foreign Language
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Radio Display
Inform
Jazz
Language
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
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Program Type
Talk
Top 40
Weather
Radio Display
Talk
Top 40
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the PTY icon is
displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected PTY name. The PTY
function only operates when in the FM mode.
The radio display will flash “SEEK” and the selected PTY
program type when searching for the next PTY station. If
no station is found with the selected PTY program type,
the radio will return to the last station.
If a preset button is activated while in the PTY (Program
Type) mode, the PTY mode will be exited and the radio
will tune to the preset station.
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By pressing the SCAN button when the PTY icon is
displayed, the radio will stop at every PTY station on the
band and list each corresponding program type in the
radio display.
Time
Press the TIME button to change the display from
elapsed CD playing time to time of day.
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If
Equipped)
Refer to the Satellite Radio section of the Owner’s
Manual.
CD Diagnostic Indicators
When driving over a very rough road, the CD player may
skip momentarily. Skipping will not damage the disc or
the player, and play will resume automatically.
As a safeguard and to protect your CD player, one of the
following warning symbols may appear on your display.
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A CD HOT symbol indicates the player is too hot.
CD HOT will pause the operation. Play can be resumed
when the operating temperature is corrected or another
MODE is selected.
SALES CODE RBK—AM/ FM STEREO RADIO
WITH CD PLAYER AND CD CHANGER
CONTROLS
CD ERROR will appear on the display if the laser is
unable to read the Disc data for the following reasons:
• Warped disc
• Excessive vibration
• Disc inserted upside down
• Damaged disc
• Water condensation on optics
RBK Radio
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Radio Operation
Power/Volume Control
Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio on. Turn the
volume control clockwise to increase the volume.
NOTE: Power to operate the radio is supplied through
the ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position
to operate the radio.
Seek
Press and release the SEEK button to search for the next
station in either the AM or FM mode. Press the top of the
button to seek up or the bottom to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding the button in will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
Tune
Press the TUNE control up or down to increase or
decrease the frequency. If you press and hold the button,
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the radio will continue to tune until you release the
button. The frequency will be displayed and continuously updated while the button is pressed.
To Set The Radio Push-Button Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to push-button memory, press the SET button.
SET 1 will show in the display window. Select the “1–5”
button you wish to lock onto this station and press and
release that button. If a button is not selected within 5
seconds after pressing the SET button, the station will
continue to play but will not be locked into push-button
memory.
You may add a second station to each push-button by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2 in
both AM and FM. This allows a total of 10 AM and 10 FM
stations to be locked into push-button memory. The
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stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
pressing the push-button twice. Every time a preset
button is used a corresponding button number will be
displayed.
Audio
The audio button controls the BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE, and FADE.
Press the AUDIO button a fourth time and FADE will be
displayed. Press the SEEK + or SEEK – to adjust the
sound level between the front and rear speakers.
Press the AUDIO button again or wait 5 seconds to exit
setting tone, balance, and fade.
Press the AUDIO button and BASS will be displayed.
Press the SEEK + or SEEK – to increase or decrease the
Bass tones.
AM/FM Selection
Press the AM/FM button to change from AM to FM. The
operating mode will be displayed next to the station
frequency. The display will show ST when a stereo
station is received.
Press the AUDIO button a second time and TREB will be
displayed. Press the SEEK + or SEEK – to increase or
decrease the Treble tones.
Time
Press the TIME button to change the display between
radio frequency and time.
Press the AUDIO button a third time and BAL will be
displayed. Press the SEEK + or SEEK – to adjust the
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
General Information
This radio complies with Part 15 of FCC rules and with
RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
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1. This device may not cause harmful interference,
2. This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressively approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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Inserting The Compact Disc
CAUTION!
This CD player will accept 4 3⁄4 inch (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
CD Player Operation
You may either insert or eject a disc with the radio OFF.
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position and the volume control ON before the CD player
will operate.
If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
OFF, the display will show the time of day.
If the power is 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
one.
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Seek
Press the top of the SEEK button for the next selection on
the CD. Press the bottom of the 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.
EJT — Eject
Press the EJT button and the disc will unload and move
to the entrance for easy removal. The unit will switch to
the radio mode.
If you do not remove the disc within 15 seconds, it will be
reloaded. The unit will continue in radio mode.
The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF
(except on convertibles).
FF/TUNE/RW
Press FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to
fast forward until FF is released. The RW ( Reverse)
button works in a similar manner.
Random Play — RND/Program Button 4
Press the RND (button 4) button while the CD is playing
to activate Random Play. This feature plays the tracks on
the selected disc in random order to provide an interesting change of pace.
Press the SEEK button to move to the next randomly
selected track.
Press the RND (button 4) button a second time to stop
Random Play.
Mode
Press the MODE button repeatedly to select between the
CD player, the optional remote CD changer and the
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Satellite Radio (if equipped). When Satellite Radio (if
equipped) is selected “SAT” will appear in your radio
display.
Disc Up/Program Button 1
Press the DISC up (button 1) button to play the next
available disc.
A CD or tape may remain in the player while in the
Satellite mode.
Disc Down/Program Button 5
Press the DISC down (button 5) button to play the
previous disc.
Time
Press the TIME button to change the display from
elapsed CD playing time to time of day.
CD Changer Control Capability — If Equipped
This radio is compatible with a remote mounted CD
changer available through Mopar Accessories. The following instructions are for the radio controls that operate
this CD changer.
Mode Button
To activate the CD changer, press the MODE button until
CD information appears on the display.
Seek Button
Press the SEEK up or down to select another track on the
same disc. A SEEK symbol will appear on the display.
Fast Forward And Rewind Buttons
Press and hold the FF button for fast forward. Press and
hold the RW button for fast reverse.
The audio output can be heard when fast forward and
fast reverse are activated.
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Random Play (RND)
Press the Random button to play the tracks on the
selected disc in random order for an interesting change of
pace.
Random can be cancelled by pressing the button a second
time or by ejecting the CD from the changer.
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If
Equipped)
Refer to the Satellite Radio section of the Owner’s
Manual.
CD Diagnostic Indicators
When driving over a very rough road, the CD player may
skip momentarily. Skipping will not damage the disc or
the player, and play will resume automatically.
As a safeguard and to protect your CD player, one of the
following warning symbols may appear on your display.
A CD HOT symbol indicates the player is too hot.
CD HOT will pause the operation. Play can be resumed
when the operating temperature is corrected or another
MODE is selected.
An ERR symbol will appear on the display if the laser is
unable to read the Disc data for the following reasons:
• Excessive vibration
• Disc inserted upside down
• Damaged disc
• Water condensation on optics
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SALES CODE RB1—AM/FM STEREO RADIO
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The navigation system provides maps, turn identification, selection menus and instructions for selecting a
variety of destinations and routes. Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for detailed operating instructions.
NOTE: If your vehicle is not equipped with the CD
Changer option, you will not be able to use the Navigation system and the CD Player simultaneously. Always
remove the Navigation DVD before inserting another
disc.
RB1 Radio
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6 DISC CD CHANGER — IF EQUIPPED
The CD changer is located below the radio in the
instrument panel. The changer plays only 4 3⁄4 inch (12
cm) discs. The changer holds up to 6 discs. Each disc is
loaded and ejected through a single slot in front of the
changer. Each disc has a numbered button with an amber
light above it which, when illuminated, indicates that a
disc is loaded in that particular chamber.
Loading the CD Changer
When inserting the first CD into the changer if the radio
is on, wait until the single slot is illuminated on both
sides and simply insert the first disc.
To insert additional CDs into the changer, the instructions
follow:
1. Select and press any numbered button without an
illuminated light above it.
2. Insert the CD while the light above the chosen button
is flashing and the two lights on either side of the slot are
illuminated.
3. Upon insertion, the CD will begin to play, and both the
button light and the lights in the corner of the loading
slot will illuminate.
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4. Repeat the process for loading any additional CDs.
The CD player will stop while additional CDs are loaded.
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Playing Discs
The radio will show the CD number, the CD track
number, and the Track Time Elapsed while the radio is in
the CD mode. If more than one CD is loaded in the
changer, the changer will automatically play the next disc
after playing the last track of the current disc.
Seek Button
Press the top of this button on the radio once to play the
next track. Press the bottom of the button once to return
to the beginning of the current track. Press the bottom of
the button twice to play the previous track.
FF/TUNE/RW
Press the FF (fast forward) button and the CD player will
fast forward through the tracks until the button is released. Press the RW (rewind) button and the CD player
will reverse through the tracks until the button is released.
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Mode Button
Press this button to toggle between radio and cd modes.
Program Button 1
Press this button to play the next available disc.
Program Button 4 (Random Play)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
current compact disc in random order to provide an
interesting change of pace. The CD changer stays in the
random play mode when changing to the next disc.
NOTE:
discs.
The changer will not random play between
Press the top of the Seek button once to move to the next
randomly selected track. Press the bottom of the Seek
button to go back to the beginning of the track.
Press button 4 a second time to stop random play.
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Program Button 5
Press this button to play the previous disc.
Time Button
Press this button to switch between time of day and CD
track time.
Changing Modes
While in the radio mode, if a cassette is loaded, press the
Mode button to switch to the tape mode. If a CD is
loaded, press the Mode button to select the CD mode. If
neither a tape nor CD is loaded, the radio will ignore the
command.
• Inserting either a tape or CD automatically starts that
mode of play.
• Pressing the AM/FM button while in the tape or CD
mode will select the radio mode.
• If in the CD mode and the last CD is ejected, the radio
will tune to the last station selected.
Removing Discs from the CD Changer
If there is a single CD in the changer, press the EJT button
and the CD will eject. If the CD is not removed within 15
seconds, it will automatically reload into the CD changer.
To eject additional CDs from the changer, first select the
numbered button where the CD is located and then press
the EJT button.
CD Changer Operation with the Changer Off
The CD changer is able to load and eject discs with the
ignition power off. However, while the ignition is off, one
of the six numbered buttons must be pressed first.
6 DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (RDV) — IF EQUIPPED
The Rear Seat Audio/Video System allows passengers to
listen to a CD or DVD from the 6 disc CD/DVD changer
through wireless headphones, while the front seat passengers listen to either AM/FM, Cassette or CDs from the
radio speakers. A remote control is provided for functions such as changing tracks or DVD functions, as well
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as selecting discs loaded in the 6 disc CD/DVD changer
while listening to the Rear Audio/Video System.
The Rear Seat Audio/Video System may be available in a
base and premium version. The premium version includes a six disc changer, remote control and two sets of
wireless headphones. The base version includes a single
disc changer and remote control.
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The CD/DVD Changer will play CD-R, CD-RW, CDAudio and DVD Video disc formats.
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position before the CD/DVD changer will operate.
6 Disc CD/DVD Changer
Operating Instructions — CD/DVD Changer
Loading The CD/DVD Changer
The premium version has a multi-disc changer,
and will accept up to six discs. The base
version is a single-disc changer, and will only
accept one disc.
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To insert disc(s) into the changer, follow the instructions
shown:
1. On vehicles equipped with the premium version,
select and press any numbered button without an illuminated light above it.
2. Gently insert the disc with the label facing up while
the light below the loading slot is illuminated. On
vehicles equipped with the premium version the light
above the chosen button will also be flashing, indicating
which numbered position the disc will be loaded into.
The disc will automatically be pulled into the CD/DVD
changer.
3. Upon insertion, the disc will begin to play, and the
light below the loading slot will turn off. On vehicles
equipped with the premium version the light above the
chosen button will remain illuminated.
4. Repeat the process for loading any additional CD/
DVDs into the premium version multi-disc changer. The
CD/DVD changer will stop while additional CD/DVDs
are loaded.
If the radio volume control is ON, the unit will switch
from radio to CD/DVD mode. If the DVD supports the
autoplay feature, play will begin automatically in approximately 10 seconds, after the DVD disc menu is
displayed. If the DVD does not play automatically, press
the ENTER button on the remote control or on the side of
the video screen to select play from the menu options.
The radio display will show the chapter number and
index time in hours and minutes of the DVD, or the track
number, minutes and second of the CD.
NOTE:
• You may eject a disc with the radio OFF.
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• If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
OFF, the DVD will automatically be pulled into the
DVD changer and the display will show the time of
day.
• It is recommended to label home made burned discs
with a permanent marker instead of adhesive labels.
These types of labels may become loose and cause the
disc to be stuck in the DVD player. This may cause
permanent damage to the DVD mechanism.
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EJECT (EJT) Button
If there is a disc in the changer, press the EJT button and
the disc will eject. If you do not remove the disc within 10
seconds, it will be reloaded and the display will show
PAUSE. The radio mode will continue to operate.
To eject additional discs from the premium version
multi-disc changer, first select the numbered button
where the disc is located and then press the EJT button.
The disc can be ejected with the radio OFF.
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Operating Instructions — Remote Control
NOTE: Aim the remote control at the DVD changer
located on the center of the instrument panel and press
the desired button. Direct sunlight or objects blocking the
line of sight may affect the function of the remote control.
Remote Control
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Remote Control Buttons
1. Headphone Transmitter
2. Menu Up/Next Track/Chapter
3. Menu Left/Fast Rewind
4. Return
5. Setup
6. Pause/Play
7. Mute
8. Display
9. Mode
10. Program Down - Previous Disc
11. Program Up - Next Disc
12. Slow
13. Stop
14. Menu
15. Menu Down/Previous Track/Chapter
16. Menu Right/Fast Forward
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Remote Control Buttons
17. Enter
18. Light
Headphone Transmitter Button (1)
After a disc is inserted into the DVD changer, both the
headphone transmitter button (1) on the remote control
and the power button on the headphones must be turned
ON before sound can be heard from the headphones. On
some radios the headphone symbol will flash for approximately 5 seconds in the radio display, indicating the
headphones are in use.
ARROW Buttons (2, 3, 15, 16)
These buttons only function in DVD video mode. Use the
arrow buttons to toggle through the DVD disc menu
screen options.
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RTN Button (4)
This button only functions in DVD video mode. Press this
button to return to the previous menu when in the DVD
disc menu mode.
PAUSE/PLAY Button (6)
This button only functions in DVD video mode. Press this
button once to pause the video, press a second time to
play the video.
SETUP Button (5)
This button only functions in DVD video mode. Press the
button after pressing the STOP button to access the DVD
changer set up menu. Use the right and left arrows to
move between tabs for language, rating, mark, audio and
aspect. Use the up and down arrows to move between
options within each tab.
MUTE Button (7)
No function.
To change an item highlighted in blue, press ENTER. This
should cause the highlight to turn yellow. Again, using
the up and down arrows will cause the arrow to move up
or down. Once the arrow is on the desired selection, press
ENTER. When finished, press setup or play to return to
playing the DVD or Menu to return to the DVD disc
menu.
DISP Button (8)
This button only functions in DVD video mode. When a
DVD video is playing, press this button to display the
play menu options.
MODE Button (9)
No Function
PROG UP/DOWN Buttons (10, 11)
PROG UP selects the next disc loaded in the changer.
PROG DOWN selects the previous disc loaded in the
changer.
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SLOW Button (12)
This button only functions in DVD video mode. Press this
button to advance the video. If the DVD is paused,
pressing this button will advance the video frame by
frame.
STOP Button (13)
This button only functions in DVD video mode. Press this
button to stop the DVD.
MENU Button (14)
This button only functions in DVD video mode. Press this
button to select the DVD disc menu.
NEXT/PREV Buttons (2, 15)
Press the up arrow or the NEXT button for the next
chapter or track on the disc. Press the down arrow or
PREV button to return to the beginning of the current
chapter or track. Press the down arrow or PREV button
twice within two seconds to return to the previous
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chapter or track. Each press of the NEXT/PREV button
up or down will toggle through the chapters or tracks.
FF/RW Buttons (3, 16)
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) once and the CD/DVD
changer will begin to fast forward until the FF button is
released. The RW (Reverse) button works in a similar
manner.
ENTER Button (17)
This button only functions in DVD video mode. Use the
ENTER button to enter selections from the menu screens.
Use the arrow buttons to toggle through the menu screen
options.
Light Button (18)
Pressing this button illuminates the buttons on the remote control.
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Remote Control Battery Service
• To replace the batteries for the remote control slide the
cover rearward.
Operating Instructions — Video Screen
Push up on the release button to lower the video screen.
The replacement batteries for the remote control are two
AAA batteries.
Lowering Video Screen
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1. Screen Width Button
Changes the width of the screen picture.
2. Enter Button
This button will enter the selection from the
on-screen menu.
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3. Brightness Button
Changes the brightness of the screen picture.
Video Screen Controls
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Operating Instructions — Headphones
Power Button
Pressing the power button will turn the headphones
ON/OFF. An indicator light will illuminate on the headphone earpiece to indicate the headphones are ON.
NOTE:
• The headphones will turn off automatically in approximately 3 minutes if they lose the signal form the
system or when the radio or rear audio/video system
is turned off.
Volume Control
Rotate the volume control to adjust the volume to the
desired listening level.
Headphone Controls
1. Power Button
2. Volume Control
3. Power Indicator
Headphone Battery Service
• Press the button at the bottom of each headphone
earpiece and lift the cover upward.
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harmful interference and (2) This device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
If you do not hear sound coming from the headphones,
check for the following conditions:
1. Rear Seat Audio/Video System and headphones are
on. Press the headphone transmitter button (1) on the
remote control and the power button on the headphones.
An indicator light will illuminate on the headphone
earpiece to indicate the headphones are ON.
Headphone Battery Service
• Replace the battery in each earpiece and reinstall the
cover. The headphones require two AAA batteries.
General Information
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
2. Weak batteries in the headphones.
3. Direct sunlight or objects blocking the line of sight
between the headphone transmitter on the video screen
and the headphones.
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Operating Instructions — MP3 Player, Portable
Walkman
An MP3 player can be connected to the audio system.
Connect the cables to the RCA jacks located on the front
of the CD/DVD changer.
NOTE: Follow the manufactures instructions for the
correct colors when connecting the RCA cables.
Operating Instructions — Video
Games/Camcorders
A video game unit or camcorder can be connected to the
rear audio/video system. Connect the cables to the RCA
jacks located on the front of the CD/DVD changer.
NOTE: To operate a video game unit a DC to AC
adapter may be required, plug the adapter into any
power outlet.
Follow the manufactures instructions for the correct
colors when connecting the RCA cables.
NOTE: MP3 player’s, video game systems, camcorders
connected to the RCA jacks and CD’s or DVD’s inserted
into the CD/DVD changer can be heard through the
headphones.
SATELLITE RADIO — IF EQUIPPED
Satellite radio uses direct satellite to receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius™ Satellite Radio. This service offers up to 100 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
System Activation
To activate your Sirius Satellite Radio service, call the
toll-free number 888-539-7474, or visit the Sirius web site
at www.sirius.com. Please have the following information available when activating your system:
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID).
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2. Credit card information.
3. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ENS/SID)
The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number is needed to activate your Sirius Satellite Radio
system. To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following
steps:
ESN/SID Access With RBB, RAH and RBK Radios
With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY position and
the radio OFF, press the Tape Eject or CD Eject (depending on the radio type) and Time buttons simultaneously
for 3 seconds. The first four digits of the twelve-digit
ESN/SID number will be displayed. Press the SEEK UP
button to display the next four digits. Continue to press
the SEEK UP button until all twelve ESN/SID digits have
been displayed. The SEEK DOWN will page down until
the first four digits are displayed. The radio will exit the
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ESN/SID mode when any other button is pushed, the
ignition is turned OFF, or 5 minutes has passed since any
button was pushed.
ESN/SID Access With RBP, RBU, RAZ, RB1 and
RBQ Radios
With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY position and
the radio OFF, press the CD Eject and TIME buttons
simultaneously for 3 seconds. All twelve ESN/SID numbers will be displayed. The radio will exit the ESN/SID
mode when any other button is pushed, the ignition is
turned OFF, or 5 minutes has passed since any button
was pushed.
Selecting Satellite Mode in RBB, RAH and RBK
Radios
Press the MODE button repeatedly until ⬙S A⬙ appears in
the display. A CD or tape may remain in the radio while
in the Satellite radio mode.
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Selecting Satellite Mode in RBP, RBU, RAZ, RB1
and RBQ Radios
Press the MODE button repeatedly until the word
⬙SIRIUS⬙ appears in the display. These radios will also
display the following:
• After 3 seconds, the current channel name and channel
number will be displayed for 5 seconds.
• The current program type and channel number will
then be displayed for 5 seconds.
• The current channel number will then be displayed
until an action occurs.
A CD or tape may remain in the radio while in the
Satellite radio mode.
Selecting a Channel
Press and release the SEEK or TUNE buttons to search for
the next channel. Press the top of the button to search up
and the bottom of the button to search down. Holding the
TUNE button causes the radio to bypass channels until
the button is released.
Press and release the SCAN button (if equipped) to
automatically change channels every 7 seconds. The
radio will pause on each channel for 7 seconds before
moving on to the next channel. The word ⬙SCAN⬙ will
appear in the display between each channel change. Press
the SCAN button a second time to stop the search.
NOTE: Channels that may contain objectionable content
can be blocked. Contact Sirius Customer Care at 888-5397474 to discuss options for channel blocking or unblocking. Please have your ESN/SID information available.
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Storing and Selecting Pre-Set Channels
In addition to the 10 AM and 10 FM pre-set stations, you
may also commit 10 satellite stations to push button
memory. These satellite channel pre-set stations will not
erase any AM or FM pre-set memory stations. Follow the
memory pre-set procedures that apply to your radio.
Using the PTY (Program Type) Button (if
equipped)
Follow the PTY button instructions that apply to your
radio.
PTY Button ⴖSCANⴖ
When the desired program type is obtained, press the
⬙SCAN⬙ button within five seconds. The radio will play 7
seconds of the selected channel before moving to the next
channel of the selected program type. Press the ⬙SCAN⬙
button a second time to stop the search.
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NOTE: Pressing the ⬙SEEK⬙ or ⬙SCAN⬙ button while
performing a music type scan will change the channel by
one and stop the search. Pressing a pre-set memory
button during a music type scan, will call up the memory
channel and stop the search.
PTY Button ⴖSEEKⴖ
When the desired program is obtained, press the ⬙SEEK⬙
button within five seconds. The channel will change to
the next channel that matches the program type selected.
Satellite Antenna
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause
decreased performance. Larger luggage items should be
placed as far forward as possible. Do not place items
directly on or above the antenna.
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Reception Quality
Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the
following reasons.
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
structure or under a physical obstacle.
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel at the 3 and 9 O’clock
positions.
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the
form of short audio mutes.
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
cause intermittent reception.
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
cause signal blockage.
Remote Sound System Controls
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The right hand rocker switch has a push button 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
changes the operation of the radio from AM to FM to
Tape or CD mode depending on which radio is in the
vehicle.
The left hand rocker switch has a push button in the
center. The function of the left hand switch is different
depending on which mode you are in.
The following describes the left hand rocker switch
operation in each mode:
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Radio Operation
Pressing the top of the switch will SEEK up for the next
listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch
will SEEK down for the next listenable station.
The button located in the center of the left hand switch
will tune to the next pre-set station that you have
programmed in the radio pre-set push-button.
Tape Player
Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
selection on the cassette. Pressing the bottom of the
switch once will go to the beginning of the current
selection or to the beginning of the previous selection if it
is within the first 5 seconds of the current selection.
If you press the switch up or down twice it plays the
second selection, three times, it will play the third, etc.
The button in the center of the left hand switch has no
function in this mode.
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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.
If you press the switch up or down twice it plays the
second track, three times, it will play the third, etc.
The button in the center of the left hand switch has no
function in this mode.
CASSETTE TAPE AND PLAYER MAINTENANCE
To keep the cassette tapes and player in good condition,
take the following precautions:
1. Do not use cassette tapes longer than C-90; otherwise,
sound quality and tape durability will be greatly diminished.
2. Keep the cassette tape in its case to protect from
slackness and dust when it is not in use.
3. Keep the cassette tape away from direct sunlight, heat
and magnetic fields such as the radio speakers.
4. Before inserting a tape, make sure that the label is
adhering flat to the cassette.
5. A loose tape should be corrected before use. To rewind
a loose tape, insert the eraser end of a pencil into the tape
drive gear and twist the pencil in the required directions.
Maintain your cassette tape player. The head and capstan
shaft in the cassette player can pick up dirt or tape
deposits each time a cassette is played. The result of
deposits on the capstan shaft may cause the tape to wrap
around and become lodged in the tape transport. The
other adverse condition is low or “muddy” sound from
one or both channels, as if the treble tone control were
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turned all the way down. To prevent this, you should
periodically clean the head with a commercially available
WET cleaning cassette.
As preventive maintenance, clean the head about every
30 hours of use. If you wait until the head becomes very
dirty (noticeably poor sound), it may not be possible to
remove all deposits with a simple WET cleaning cassette.
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
To keep the CD/DVD discs in good condition, take the
following precautions:
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
surface.
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
wiping from center to edge.
3. Do not apply paper, paper CD labels, or tape to the
disc; avoid scratching the disc.
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4. Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, cleaners,
or antistatic sprays.
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
too high.
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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CLIMATE CONTROLS
The Air Conditioning and Heating System is designed to
make you comfortable in all types of weather.
Manual Air Conditioning and Heating System
Front Blower Control
The Front Blower Control selects whether the Climate Control System is ON or OFF. When the blower
control is set to the O (OFF) position the front blower will
turn off and the system will be placed in the Recirculation
mode. When the blower control is set to any position
other than off, it selects the amount of air delivered to the
passenger compartment. There are four blower speeds.
The fan speed increases as you
move the control clockwise.
Manual Air Conditioning and Heating Controls
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Dual Zone Temperature Control — If Equipped
With the Dual Zone Temperature Control System, each
front seat occupant can independently control the temperature of air coming from the outlets on their side of
the vehicle.
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Front Mode Control
The mode control allows you to
choose from several patterns of air
distribution.
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NOTE: To improve your selection choices, the system
allows you to operate at intermediate positions between
the major modes. These intermediate positions are identified by the small dots.
Dual Zone Temperature Control
This is accomplished by having a separate temperature
control lever for both the driver and front seat passenger.
The blue area of the scale indicates cooler temperatures
while the red area indicates warmer temperatures.
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Air comes from the outlets in the instrument panel. Each
of these outlets can be individually adjusted to direct the
flow of air. Moving the air vane knob on the center
outlets down, will close off the air flow from the center
outlets. The thumbwheel next to the outboard outlets can
be rotated to regulate or shut off the air flow from these
outlets.
Panel Mode
Panel Outlets
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NOTE: In many temperature lever positions, the bilevel mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the
panel outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
Bi-Level Mode
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Bi-Level Outlets
Air comes from both the instrument panel outlets, floor
outlets and defrost. A slight amount of air is also directed
through the side window demister outlets.
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Floor Mode
Mix Mode
Floor Outlets
Mix Outlets
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount of air is
directed through the defrost and side window demister
outlets.
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window
demist outlets. This mode works best in cold or snowy
conditions. It allows you to stay comfortable while keeping the windshield clear.
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Defrost modes are selected. This is done to assist in
drying the air and it will help in keeping the windows
from fogging.
Defrost Mode
Manual Air Conditioning Operation
To turn on the air conditioning, set the front
blower control to any position except O (OFF) and
press the A/C button which is located next to the
recirculation button. An indicator light on the A/C
button shows that the air conditioning is on.
Defrost Outlets
Air comes from the windshield and side window demist
outlets. Use this setting when necessary to defrost your
windshield and side windows.
NOTE: For improved safety, the compressor is activated
and the recirculation mode is deactivated when Mix or
Cool dehumidified air comes through the outlets selected
by the Mode Control. To turn off the air conditioning,
press the A/C button a second time. The indicator light
will turn off.
NOTE:
• The compressor will not engage until the engine has
been running for a few seconds.
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• If your air conditioning performance seems lower than
expected, check the A/C air filter and the front of the
A/C condenser for an accumulation of dirt or insects.
The A/C condenser is located in front of the radiator.
The A/C air filter is located under the instrument
panel on the passenger side.
• Fabric type fascia protectors tend to block the amount
of air to the condenser and may reduce air conditioning performance.
Economy Mode
If economy mode is desired, press the A/C button to turn
off the indicator light, and the A/C compressor. Move the
temperature control lever to the desired temperature.
Recirculation Control
Press the recirculation button to recirculate the
air inside the vehicle. This is located next to the
A/C button. An indicator light on the button
shows that air is being recirculated. Use the
recirculation mode to rapidly cool the inside of the
vehicle. The recirculation mode can also be used to
temporarily block out outside odors, smoke, and dust.
NOTE:
• When the ignition switch is turned OFF, the recirculation feature will be cancelled.
• In cold weather, use of the Recirculation mode may
lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
mode is not allowed in the Mix and Defrost modes to
improve window clearing operation. Recirculation
will be disabled automatically if these modes are
selected.
• If the recirculation button is pressed while in the Mix
or Defrost mode, the indicator light in the recirculation
button will flash 3 times indicating that recirculation is
not allowed.
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A/C Recirculation Programming
The recirculation control is programmed to cancel the
recirculation mode when the ignition key is turned OFF
and will reset to outside air mode when the ignition key
is turned ON. The frequent use of outside air will help
keep odors from building up within the air conditionerheater housing. It is recommended that the recirculation
mode be used as little as possible, especially in humid
climates.
• Start the engine, and continue to hold in the “Rear
Wipe/Wash” button until the indicator light starts
flashing repeatedly.
For hot and dry climates, or people who are allergic to
pollen and find frequent use of the recirculation mode
necessary, the recirculation mode can be programmed to
not automatically reset to the outside mode by using the
following procedures:
If the recirculation indicator light is lit, the recirculation
mode will not reset when the engine is started. If the
recirculation indicator light is not lit, the recirculation
mode will reset to the outside air mode when the engine
is started. The programmed status can be changed back
and forth by following the above mentioned procedure.
• Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
• Set the mode control to “PANEL”.
• Depress and hold in the “Rear Wipe/Wash” button.
• Press the recirculation button until the indicator light
remains lit.
• The selection will be stored when the ignition switch is
turned OFF or if the “Rear Wipe/Wash” button is
pressed.
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Manual Rear Zone Climate Control — If Equipped
The Manual Rear Zone Climate Control system has floor
air outlets to the rear of the right side sliding door and
overhead outlets at each outboard rear seating position.
The unit provides warm or cool air through the floor and
upper outlets.
Rear Blower Control
The primary control for the rear blower is on the front
climate control unit located on the instrument panel.
The rear blower and temperature controls for the rear
seat passengers are located in the headliner near the
center of the vehicle.
Rear Blower Control
Manual Rear Zone Climate Control
The center knob on the front climate control unit has five
positions, “REAR”, “OFF”, and a range of blower speeds.
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Only when the primary control for the rear blower is in
the “REAR” position do the second seat occupants have
control of the rear blower speed.
The rear blower control, located in the headliner near the
center of the vehicle has an OFF position and 3 blower
speed positions. This allows the second seat occupants to
control the volume of air circulated in the rear of the
vehicle.
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CAUTION!
Interior air enters the Manual Rear Zone Climate
Control system through an intake grille located in
the passenger side trim panel behind the third seat.
The heater outlets are located in the passenger side
trim panel just behind the sliding door. Do not block
or place objects directly in front of the inlet grille or
heater outlets. The electrical system could overload
causing damage to the blower motor.
Rear Temperature And Mode Control
When the center knob on the front climate control unit is
set to the “REAR” position, the second seat occupants
have control of the rear temperature and modes as
follows:
• The rear temperature knob controls both the rear
temperature and mode. When the temperature knob is
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in the cold position, cold air will be delivered from the
headliner outlets. As the rear temperature knob is
turned towards hot, the air will get warmer, and the
air will be delivered from both the headliner and floor
outlets. When the rear temperature knob reaches the
full hot position, all of the air will be delivered from
the floor outlets.
• When the center knob on the front climate control unit
is set to any position other than “REAR”, the rear
temperature selection follows the setting of the driver’s temperature control on the front climate control
unit. The rear mode selection follows the setting of the
front mode control.
Rear Economy Mode
If rear economy mode is desired, set the center knob on
the front control unit to the “REAR” position. Turn the
A/C button OFF and select any mode except “MIX” or
“DEFROST”.
The rear temperature knob and the rear blower speed can
be adjusted as desired by the second seat occupants.
Infrared Three-Zone Automatic Temperature
Control — If Equipped
The Infrared Three-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
System automatically maintains the interior comfort level
desired by the driver and all passengers. This is accomplished by using two infrared sensors, located in the
center of the instrument panel. The two infrared sensors
independently measure the surface temperature of the
driver and passenger. Based on the sensor input, the
system automatically adjusts the air temperature, the air
flow volume, and amount of outside air recirculation.
This maintains a comfortable temperature even under
changing conditions.
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front ATC unit is in the “AUTO” position. Once the
desired temperature is displayed, the system will achieve
and maintain that comfort level automatically. When the
system is set up for your comfort level, it is not necessary
to change the settings. You will experience the greatest
efficiency by simply allowing the system to function
automatically.
Three-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
Operation of the system is quite simple. Begin by pressing the auto rocker switch to the “HI” or “LO” position,
the word “AUTO” will illuminate in the front ATC
display along with “HI” or “LO”. The system will then
automatically regulate the amount of air flow. Next, dial
in the temperature you would like the system to maintain
by pressing the driver’s or passenger’s temperature control button. The rear temperature can only be adjusted
from the front when the “REAR SYSTEM” knob on the
NOTE:
• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts
the temperature, mode and fan speed to provide
comfort as quickly as possible.
• The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric by
selecting the US/M customer programmable feature.
Refer to the “Overhead Console-Customer Programmable Features” in Section 3 of this manual.
To provide you with maximum comfort in the automatic
mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will remain
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off and “DELAY” will appear in the front ATC display
until the engine warms up. Also, an estimate of the time
remaining until the “DELAY” is over will appear periodically in the display. However, the fan will engage
immediately if the defrost mode is selected or by rotating
the blower control to any fixed blower speed.
This feature may be disabled using the following procedure:
• Press and hold the Heated Rear Window and Auto LO
buttons for 5 seconds.
• The “DELAY” symbol will flash to indicate that the
feature as been disabled.
This feature may be enabled using the following procedure:
• Press and hold the Heated Rear Window and Auto HI
buttons for 5 seconds.
• The “DELAY” symbol will flash to indicate that the
feature as been enabled.
Power Button
This button turns the entire system ON/OFF. When the
system is turned on it will return to the previous settings.
Manual Operation
This system offers a full complement of manual override
features. The “AUTO” symbol in the front ATC display
will be turned off when the system is being used in the
manual mode.
NOTE: Each of these features operate independently
from each other. If any one feature is controlled manually,
the remaining features will continue to operate automatically.
The left blower control knob can be set to any fixed
blower speed by rotating the knob from low to high. The
fan will now operate at a fixed speed until additional
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speeds are selected or either the ⬙Auto HI⬙ or ⬙Auto LO⬙
buttons are pressed. This allows the front occupants to
control the volume of air circulated in the vehicle and
cancel the “AUTO” mode.
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Panel Mode
The operator can also select the direction of the air by
rotating the right mode control knob to one of the
following positions.
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Panel Outlets
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument panel. Each of
these outlets can be individually adjusted to direct the flow
of air. Moving the air vane knob on the center outlets down,
will close off the air flow from the center outlets. The
thumbwheel next to the outboard outlets can be rotated to
regulate or shut off the air flow from these outlets.
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NOTE: In many temperature positions, the bi-level
mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the panel
outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
Bi-Level Mode
Bi-Level Outlets
Air comes from both the instrument panel outlets, floor
outlets and defrost. A slight amount of air is also directed
through the side window demister outlets.
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Mix Mode
Floor Mode
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Floor Outlets
Mix Outlets
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount of air is
directed through the defrost and side window demister
outlets.
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window
demist outlets. This mode works best in cold or snowy
conditions. It allows you to stay comfortable while keeping the windshield clear.
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of fog, mist, or ice on the windshield. ⬙Defrost⬙ mode
must be manually selected to clear the windshield and
side glass.
Defrost Mode
Defrost Outlets
Air comes from the windshield and side window demist
outlets. Use this setting when necessary to defrost your
windshield and side windows.
NOTE: While operating in either ⬙Auto HI⬙ or ⬙Auto
LO⬙, the system will not automatically sense the presence
The ⬙snowflake⬙ or ⬙a/c⬙ button allows the operator to manually activate or deactivate the air
conditioning system. When the snowflake symbol
in the ATC display is on, cool, dehumidified air flows
through the air outlets. If economy mode is desired, press
the snowflake button to turn off the snowflake icon in the
ATC display and deactivate the air conditioning system.
Note: While operating in ⬙auto hi⬙ or ⬙auto lo⬙, the air
conditioning system is always activated. If fog, or mist
appears on the windshield or side glass, select ⬙defrost⬙
mode and increase blower speed.
Recirculation Control
When outside air contains smoke, odors, high
humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired, you
may wish to recirculate interior air by pressing
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the recirculation button. The recirculation mode should
only be used temporarily. The recirculation symbol will
illuminate in the display when this button is selected.
Push the button a second time to turn off the recirculation
icon in the display and allow outside air into the vehicle.
NOTE: In cold weather, use of the Recirculation mode
may lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
mode is not allowed in the Mix and Defrost modes to
improve window clearing operation. Recirculation will
be disabled automatically if these modes are selected.
Auxiliary Rear Automatic Temperature Control —
If Equipped
The Rear Automatic Temperature Control System has
floor air outlets to the rear of the right side sliding door
and overhead outlets at each outboard rear seating
position. The system provides heated air through the
floor outlets or cool, dehumidified air through the headliner outlets.
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The “REAR SYSTEM” knob for the Rear Automatic
Temperature Control System is on the front ATC control
unit located on the instrument panel.
Selecting the “AUTO” position for the Rear Automatic
Temperature Control System from the front ATC control
unit, illuminates a “LOCK” symbol in the rear display.
The rear temperature and air source are controlled from
the front ATC control unit.
The “REAR SYSTEM” knob on the front ATC control unit
has three positions, “REAR CONTROL”, “OFF”, and
“AUTO”. Only when the “REAR SYSTEM” knob is in the
“REAR CONTROL” position do the second seat occupants have control of the Rear Automatic Temperature
Control System.
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The Rear Automatic Temperature Control System is
located in the headliner near the center of the vehicle.
Rear Automatic Temperature Control
Operation of the rear system is quite simple. Begin by
rotating the rear system center control knob on the front
ATC control unit to the “REAR CONTROL” position, this
illuminates an “UNLOCK” symbol in the rear display.
Next, rotate the Rear Blower Control and the Rear Mode
Control to the “AUTO” positions. Select the temperature
you would like the system to maintain by pressing the
Rear Temperature Control button. Once the desired temperature is displayed, the system will achieve and maintain that comfort level automatically. When the system is
set up for your comfort level, it is not necessary to change
the settings. You will experience the greatest efficiency by
simply allowing the system to function automatically.
NOTE:
• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts
the temperature, mode and fan speed to provide
comfort as quickly as possible.
• The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric by
selecting the US/M customer programmable feature.
Refer to the “Overhead Console-Customer Programmable Features” in Section 3 of this manual.
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Rear Blower Control
The rear blower control, located in
the headliner near the center of
the vehicle has an “OFF”,
“AUTO” and a range of blower
speeds.
The rear blower control knob can be manually set to
“OFF” or any fixed blower speed by rotating the knob
from low to high. This allows the rear seat occupants to
control the volume of air circulated in the rear of the
vehicle.
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CAUTION!
Interior air enters the Rear Automatic Temperature
Control System through an intake grille located in
the passenger side trim panel behind the third seat.
The heater outlets are located in the passenger side
trim panel just behind the sliding door. Do not block
or place objects directly in front of the inlet grille or
heater outlets. The electrical system could overload
causing damage to the blower motor.
Rear Temperature Control
To change the temperature in the rear of the vehicle, press
the temperature control button down for cold and up for
heated air.
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Rear Mode Control
The Rear Mode Control, located in
the headliner near the center of
the vehicle can be used to select
between Auto, Headliner, BiLevel and Floor modes.
Auto Mode
The rear system automatically maintains the correct
mode and comfort level desired by the rear seat occupants.
Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets.
Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from both the headliner outlets and the
floor outlets.
NOTE: In many temperature positions, the bi-level
mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the headliner outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
Headliner Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the headliner. Each of
these outlets can be individually adjusted to direct
the flow of air. Moving the air vane knob on the outlets to
one side will shut off the air flow.
Summer Operation
The engine cooling system in air conditioned vehicles
must be protected with a high-quality antifreeze coolant
to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect
against engine overheating. A 50% solution of ethylene
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glycol antifreeze coolant in water is recommended. Refer
to section 7, Maintenance Procedures, of this manual for
proper coolant selection.
Winter Operation
To insure the best possible heater and defroster performance, make sure the engine cooling system is functioning properly and the proper amount, type, and concentration of coolant is used. Refer to section 7, Maintenance
Procedures, of this manual for proper coolant selection.
Use of the air Recirculation mode during winter months
is not recommended because it may cause window
fogging.
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 insure adequate
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system lubrication to minimize the possibility of compressor damage when the system is started again.
Window Fogging
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild rainy
or humid weather. To clear the windows, select ⬙defrost⬙
or ⬙mix⬙ mode and increase the front blower speed. Do
not use the Recirculation mode without A/C for long
periods as fogging may occur.
Outside Air Intake
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow and if they
enter the plenum they could plug the water drains. In
winter months make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
slush and snow.
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Operating Tips
A/C Air Filter — If Equipped
The climate control system filters out dust, pollen and
some odors from the air. Strong odors can not be totally
filtered out. Refer to MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE,
“Air Conditioner Maintenance” for filter replacement
instructions.
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Intermittent Rear Wiper Operation — Manual
Temperature Control Only
The controls are located on the Manual Temperature Control head above the front blower control.
When the button is pressed and released and the
Ignition Switch in ON, the rear wiper will operate at a
fixed interval of about 8 seconds. As vehicle speed
increases, the time delay will shorten. The LED indicator
will light when the wiper is ON. Pressing and releasing
the button again with turn the wiper off.
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Rear Washer Operation — Manual Temperature
Control Only
The controls are located on the Manual Temperature Control head above the front blower control.
Press and hold the button for as long as spray is
desired. If the button is depressed and held while the
Intermittent wiper is on, the wiper will operated for a few
seconds after the button is released, then resume intermittent operation. If the button was pressed and held
when the intermittent wiper is off, the wiper will operate
for two cycles, then turn off. The LED will not illuminate
when Washer is selected and Intermittent is OFF.
NOTE: The washer will stop spraying if the switch is
pressed longer than 10 seconds.
Vehicles equipped with Automatic Temperature Control,
the controls for these features are located in the middle of
the instrument panel above the radio.
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Rear Window Wiper/Washer Controls
Rear Wiper Operation — Automatic Temperature
Control Only
Press this button to have the rear wiper have a
continuous wipe. When the ignition switch is in the
ON/RUN position, the rear wiper switch position as well
as an indicator light will show that the wiper is ON.
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Intermittent Rear Wiper Operation — Automatic
Temperature Control Only
When this button is pressed and the ignition
switch is in the ON position, the rear wiper will
operate at a fixed interval of about 8 seconds. As
vehicle speed increases, the time delay will shorten. The
switch position as well as an indicator light will show
when the wiper is ON.
Rear Washer Operation — Automatic
Temperature Control Only
Press and hold the button as long as spray is
desired. If the switch is depressed while the wipers
are on, the wipers will operate for a few seconds
after the switch is released then resume the previously set
mode of intermittent wiper or continuous wipe. If the
switch is depressed when the wipers are off, the wipers
will operate for two cycles, then turn off.
NOTE: The washers will stop spraying if the switch is
pressed longer than 10 seconds.
Adding Washer Fluid
The fluid reservoir for the windshield washers and the
rear window washer is shared. It is located in the front of
the engine compartment on the passenger side and
should be checked for fluid level at regular intervals. Fill
the reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not radiator antifreeze) and operate the system for a few seconds
to flush out the residual water.
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Electric Rear Window Defroster — If Equipped
Press this button to turn on the rear window
defroster and the optional heated mirrors. A light
will show that the defroster is on. The defroster automatically turns off after about 10 minutes of operation.
If your vehicle is equipped with Infrared Three-Zone
Automatic Temperature Control the rear defroster symbol will show in the display screen when the rear
window defroster is on.
Washer Fluid Reservoir
The washer fluid reservoir will hold a full gallon of fluid
when the Low Washer Fluid Light illuminates.
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CAUTION!
To avoid damaging the electrical conductors of the
rear window defroster, do not use scrapers, sharp
instruments, or abrasive window cleaners on the
interior surface of the window.
Labels can be peeled off after soaking with warm
water.
STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
▫ Normal Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
▫ Automatic Transmission Ignition
Interlock System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
▫ Four Speed Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . 300
▫ Extremely Cold Weather
(Below ⫺29° C Or ⫺20° F) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
䡵 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
䡵 Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System — If Equipped . . . . . 305
䡵 Engine Block Heater — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 299
䡵 Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
䡵 Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
䡵 Traction Control — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
▫ Brake/Transmission Interlock System . . . . . . . 300
䡵 Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
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STARTING AND OPERATING
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
䡵 Tire Pressure Monitor System — If Equipped . . . 327
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . 313
▫ 1,2,3, Or 4 Tire(s) Low Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . 327
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . 314
▫ 1,2,3, Or 4 Tire(s) High Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . 327
䡵 Tires—General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
▫ Check TPM System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
䡵 Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
▫ Radial-Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
䡵 Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
▫ Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 322
䡵 Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
▫ Limited Use Spare — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 323
䡵 Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
▫ Alignment And Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
STARTING AND OPERATING
295
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
▫ Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) . . . . . . . 339
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
▫ Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) . . . . . . . . . 339
䡵 Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
▫ Overloading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
▫ Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
䡵 Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
䡵 Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
▫ Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
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STARTING PROCEDURES
CAUTION!
Long periods of engine idling, especially at high
engine speeds, can cause excessive exhaust temperatures which can damage your vehicle. Do not leave
your vehicle unattended with the engine running.
WARNING!
Do not leave animals or children inside parked
vehicles in hot weather; interior heat build up may
cause serious injury or death.
The gear selector must be in the NEUTRAL or PARK
position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes
before shifting into any driving gear.
Normal Starting
Normal Starting of either a cold or a warm engine is
obtained without pumping or depressing the accelerator
pedal. Turn the key to the “START” position and release
when the engine starts. If the engine has not started
within 3 seconds, slightly depress the accelerator pedal
while continuing to crank. If the engine fails to start
within 15 seconds, turn the key to the “OFF” position,
wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the normal starting
procedure.
Extremely Cold Weather
(Below ⫺29° C or ⫺20° F)
To insure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of an
externally powered electric engine block heater (available
from your dealer) is recommended.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel
could enter the catalytic converter and once the
engine has started, ignite and damage the converter
and vehicle. If the vehicle has a discharged battery,
booster cables may be used to obtain a start from a
booster battery or the battery in another vehicle. This
type of start can be dangerous if done improperly.
See section 6 of this manual for the proper jump
starting procedures and follow them carefully.
Never pour fuel or other flammable liquid into the
throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start
the vehicle. This could result in flash fire causing
serious personal injury.
If Engine Fails to Start
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“NORMAL STARTING” procedure, it may be flooded.
Push the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and
hold it there while cranking the engine. This should clear
any excess fuel in case the engine is flooded.
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CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the
engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to
15 seconds before trying again.
If the engine has been flooded, it may start to run, but not
have enough power to continue running when the key is
released. If this occurs, continue cranking up to 15
seconds with the accelerator pedal pushed all the way to
the floor. Release the accelerator pedal and the key once
the engine is running smoothly. Do not overspeed engine.
If the engine shows no sign of starting after two 15
second periods of cranking with the accelerator pedal
held to the floor, the “NORMAL STARTING” procedure
should be repeated.
After Starting
The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine
warms up.
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ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
The engine block heater warms engine coolant and
permits quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord
to a standard 110-115 volt AC electrical outlet with a
grounded, three-wire extension cord.
The engine block heater cord is routed under the hood on
the driver side of the vehicle. It has a removable cap that
is located on the driver side of the Integrated Power
Module.
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the cord before driving.
Damage to the 110-115 volt electrical cord could
cause electrocution.
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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the
vehicle has come to a complete stop and the
engine is at idle speed.
• Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK, or NEUTRAL
into any forward gear when the engine is above
idle speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.
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WARNING!
It is dangerous to shift the selector lever out of “P” or
“N” if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If
your foot is not firmly on the brake pedal, the
vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when
the engine is idling normally and when your right
foot is firmly on the brake pedal.
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
This system prevents you from moving the gear shift out
of Park and into any gear unless the brake pedal is
pressed. This system is active only while the ignition
switch is in the ON position. Always depress the brake
pedal first, before moving the gear selector out of PARK.
Automatic Transmission Ignition Interlock System
This system prevents the key from being removed unless
the shift lever is in PARK. It also prevents shifting out of
PARK unless the key is in the OFF or ON positions.
NOTE: If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap the
key in the ignition cylinder to warn you that this safety
feature is inoperable. The engine can be started and
stopped but the key cannot be removed until you obtain
service.
Four Speed Automatic Transmission
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.
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Reset Mode - Electronic Transmission
The transmission is monitored electronically for abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could cause
damage, the transmission automatically shifts into second gear. The transmission remains in second gear
despite the forward gear selected. Park (P), Reverse (R),
and Neutral (N) will continue to operate. This Reset
feature allows the vehicle to be driven to a dealer for
service without damaging the transmission.
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possible convenience. Your dealer has diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could recur.
If the transmission cannot be reset, dealer service is
required.
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
NEUTRAL positions into another gear range.
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In the event that the problem has been momentary, the
transmission can be reset to regain all forward gears.
• Stop the vehicle and shift into Park (P).
• Turn the key to OFF then restart the engine.
• Shift into the desired range and resume driving.
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, it is
recommended that you visit a dealer at your earliest
Transmission Gear Ranges
• “P” Park
Supplements the parking brake by locking the transmission. The engine can be started in this range. Never
attempt to use PARK while vehicle is in motion.
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Apply parking brake when leaving vehicle in this range.
• “R” Reverse
Shift into this range only after the vehicle has come to a
complete stop.
• “N” Neutral
Engine may be started in this range.
• “D” Overdrive
For most city and highway driving, it provides smoothest
upshifts and downshifts and best fuel economy. When
frequent transmission shifting occurs while using the
“D” Overdrive position, such as when operating the
vehicle under heavy loading conditions, (i.e. in hilly
terrain, traveling into strong head winds or while towing
heavy trailers), using the “3” position will improve
performance and extend transmission life by reducing
excessive shifting and heat build-up.
• “3” Drive
This range eliminates shifts into Overdrive. The transmission will operate normally in First, Second and Third
while in this range. The “3” position should also be used
when descending steep grades to prevent brake system
distress.
NOTE: Using the “3” range while operating the vehicle
under heavy operating conditions will improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat build up.
• “L” Low
This range should be used for engine braking when
descending very steep grades. In this range, upshifts will
occur only to prevent engine overspeed while downshifts
occur earlier than other gear range selections.
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NOTE: The vehicle computer will over ride Overdrive
and “3” Drive ranges by changing shift points if the
transmission operating temperature exceeds acceptable
limits. This is done to prevent transmission damage due
to overheating.
PARKING BRAKE
When the parking brake is applied with the ignition
switch on, the brake light in the instrument cluster will
turn on.
NOTE: This light only shows that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied and place the gear selector in the
Park position. To release the parking brake, pull out on
the parking brake release located on the left side of the
instrument panel.
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Parking Brake Release
When parking on a hill, it is important to set the parking
brake before placing the gear selector in Park, otherwise
the load on the transmission locking mechanism may
make it difficult to move the selector out of park. As an
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added precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb
on a downhill grade and away from the curb on a uphill
grade.
The parking brake should always be applied when the
driver is not in the vehicle.
WARNING!
Leaving children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could
be injured. Children should be warned not to touch
the parking brake, brake pedal or the gear selector
lever. Don’t leave the keys in the ignition. A child
could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
WARNING!
Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged before
driving: failure to do so can lead to brake failure, and
an accident.
BRAKE SYSTEM
In the event power assist is lost for any reason (for
example, repeated brake applications with the engine
off), the brakes will still function. The effort required to
brake the vehicle will be much greater than that required
with the power system operating.
Your vehicle is equipped with dual hydraulic
brake systems. If either of the two hydraulic
systems lose normal capability, the remaining
system will still function. There will be some
loss of overall braking effectiveness. This may be evident
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by increased pedal travel during application, greater
pedal force required to slow or stop, and potential
activation of the Brake Warning Lamp.
Anti-Lock Brake System — If Equipped
The Anti-Lock Brake System provides increased vehicle
stability and brake performance under most braking
conditions. The system automatically “pumps” the
brakes during severe braking conditions to prevent
wheel lock-up.
WARNING!
Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to an accident.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to
slow down or stop.
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The ABS light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake
System. The light will come on when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON position
and may stay on for as long as four seconds.
If the ABS light remains on or comes on while driving, it
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
brakes. If the ABS light does not come on when the
Ignition switch is turned to the ON position, have the
bulb repaired as soon as possible.
If both the Brake Warning Light and the ABS Light
remain on, the Anti-Lock brakes (ABS) and Electronic
Brake Force Distribution (EBD) systems are not functioning. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
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When the vehicle is driven over approximately 15 mph
(25 km/h), you may also hear a slight clicking sound as
well as some related motor noises. These noises are the
system performing its self check cycle to ensure that the
ABS system is working properly. This self check occurs
each time the vehicle is started and accelerated past
approximately 15 mph (25 km/h).
ABS is activated during braking under certain road or
stopping conditions. ABS-inducing conditions can include ice, snow, gravel, bumps, railroad tracks, loose
debris, or panic stops.
You also may experience the following when the brake
system goes into Anti-lock:
• The ABS motor running (it may continue to run for a
short time after the stop),
• the clicking sound of solenoid valves,
• brake pedal pulsations,
• and a slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the
end of the stop.
These are all normal characteristics of ABS.
WARNING!
The Anti-Lock Brake System contains sophisticated
electronic equipment that may be susceptible to
interference caused by improperly installed or high
output radio transmitting equipment. This interference can cause possible loss of anti-lock braking
capability. Installation of such equipment should be
performed by qualified professionals.
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WARNING!
• Anti-lock 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.
• The ABS cannot prevent accidents, including
those resulting from excessive speed in turns,
following another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver
can prevent accidents.
• The capabilities of an ABS equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety
or the safety of others.
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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.
POWER STEERING
The standard power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
steering capability if power assist is lost.
If for some reason, the power assist is interrupted, it will
still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions you will observe a substantial increase in steering
effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
NOTE: Increased noise levels at the end of the steering
wheel travel are considered normal and does not indicate
that there is a problem with the power steering system.
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WARNING!
Continued operation with reduced power steering
assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others.
Service should be obtained as soon as possible.
TRACTION CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
The Traction Control System reduces wheel slip and
maintains traction at the driving (front) wheels. The
system reduces wheel slip by engaging the brake on the
wheel that is losing traction (spinning). The system
operates at speeds below 35 mph (56 km/h).
The system is always in the “stand by” mode unless,
CAUTION!
Prolong operation of the steering system at the end
of the steering wheel travel will increase the steering
fluid temperature and should be avoided when
possible. Damage to the power steering pump may
occur.
• The Traction Control Switch has been used to turn the
system OFF
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NOTE: The Traction Control will make buzzing or
clicking sounds when in operation.
NOTE: Extended heavy use of Traction Control may
cause the system to deactivate and turn on the TRAC and
the OFF indicators located in the instrument cluster.
This is to prevent overheating of the brake system and is
a normal condition. The system will remain disabled for
about 4 minutes until the brakes have cooled. The system
will automatically reactivate and turn off the TRAC and
the OFF indicators.
Traction Control Switch
• There is a Traction Control System malfunction
• The system has been deactivated to prevent damage to
the brake system due to overheated brake temperatures
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, ice, or snow, turn
the Traction Control System OFF before attempting to
“rock” the vehicle free.
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TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Tire Markings
• 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
• LT(Light Truck)-Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric
tires is the same as for P-Metric tires except for the
letters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: LT235/85R16.
NOTE:
• P(Passenger)-Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design
standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P” molded
into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
• Temporary Spare tires are high pressure compact
spares designed for temporary emergency use only.
Tires designed to this standard have the letter “T”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: T145/80D18 103M.
• High Flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
standards and begins with the tire diameter molded
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
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Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
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 Milimeters (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. (ie. tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions and
posted speed limits).
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) Tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra Load (or Reinforced) Tire
Light Load = Light Load Tire
C,D,E = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load — Maximum Load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry.
Maximum Pressure — Maximum Pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for this
tire.
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Tire Identification Number (TIN)
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire
however the date code may only be on one side. Tires
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN including
date code located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
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Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
the outboard side then you will find it on the inboard side
of the tire.
EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
—This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire safety
standards, and is approved for highway use.
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location.(2 digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size.(2 digits)
ABCD = Code used by tire manufacturer.(1 to 4 digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured.(2 digits)
—03 means the 3rd week.
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured.(2 digits)
—01 means the year 2001.
—Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have 1 number to represent the year in
which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991.
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Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
Tire Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure for passenger cars is listed on either the face of the driver’s door
or the driver’s side “B” pillar. For vehicles other than
passenger cars, the cold tire inflation pressures are listed
on either the “B” pillar, the Certification Label or in the
Tire Inflation Pressures brochure in the glove compartment.
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Tire and Loading Information Placard
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4) the cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear
and spare tires.
Loading
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size and cold tire
inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading
Information placard and the Vehicle Loading section of
this manual.
Tire and Loading Information
This placard tells you important information about
the,
1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle
2) the total weight your vehicle can carry
3) the tire size designed for your vehicle
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
gross axle weight ratings (GAWR’s) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
GAWR’s, vehicle loading and trailer towing, see the
Vehicle Loading section of this manual.
To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX
lbs.” on the Tire and Loading Information placard. The
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combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the weight referenced here.
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX pounds” on
your vehicle’s placard.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kilograms or XXX pounds.
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX”
amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb.
passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo
and luggage load capacity is 650 lb. (since 5 x 150 = 750,
and 1400 – 750 = 650 lb.)
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity
calculated in step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
NOTE: The following table shows examples on how to
calculate total load, cargo/luggage and towing capacities
of your vehicle with varying seating configurations and
number and size of occupants. This table is for illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for the
seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
NOTE: For the following example the combined weight
of occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs. (392
Kg).
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WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES—GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
1. Safety—
WARNING!
Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can cause
accidents.
• Under inflation increases tire flexing and can result in
tire failure.
• Over inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion
shock. Objects on the road and chuck holes can cause
damage that results in tire failure.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems.
You could lose control of your vehicle.
• Over inflated or under inflated tires can affect vehicle
handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in loss of
vehicle control.
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle to
the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the right or
left.
Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
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2. Economy—
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for
earlier tire replacement. Underinflation also increases tire
rolling resistance and results in higher fuel consumption.
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maximum loaded vehicle condition. These pressure conditions will be found in the “Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information” section of this manual.
3. Ride Comfort and Vehicle Stability—
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Overinflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable ride.
Tire Inflation Pressures
The proper cold tire inflation pressure for passenger cars
is listed on either the face of the driver’s door or the
driver’s side “B” pillar. For vehicles other than passenger
cars, the cold tire inflation pressures are listed on either
the “B” pillar, the Certification Label or in the Tire
Inflation Pressures brochure in the glove compartment.
Some vehicles may have Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information for vehicle loads that are less than the
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The pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as
inspecting for signs of tire wear or visible damage at least
once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to
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check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement
when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
properly inflated even when they are underinflated.
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
temperature changes.
CAUTION!
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12° F (7° C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage especially in
the winter.
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure always reinstall the valve stem cap–if equipped. This
will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the
valve stem, which could damage the valve stem.
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
“cold tire inflation pressure”. Cold tire inflation pressure
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least 3 hours, or driven less than 1mile
(1 km) after a 3 hour period. The cold tire inflation
pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire side wall.
Example: If garage temperature = 68° F (20° C) and the
outside temperature = 32° F (0° C) then the cold tire
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12° F (7° C) for this
outside temperature condition.
Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
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Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
loading may be required for high speed vehicle operation. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
and cold tire inflation pressures.
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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. Don’t drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above 75
mph (120 km/h).
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Radial-Ply Tires
WARNING!
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
poorly. The instability could cause an accident. Always use radial ply tires in sets of four (or 6, in case
of trucks with dual rear wheels). Never combine
them with other types of tires.
Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
authorized tire dealer for radial tire repairs.
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use with
radial tires. It is engineered to be used on your style
vehicle only. Since this tire has limited tread life, the
original tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled at the first opportunity.
WARNING!
Temporary use spare tires are for emergency use
only. With these tires, do not drive more than 50 mph
(80 km/h). Temporary-use spare tires have limited
tread life. When two or more tread wear indicators
appear in adjacent grooves, the temporary use spare
tire needs to be replaced. Be sure to follow the
warnings which apply to your spare. Failure to do so
could result in spare tire failure and loss of vehicle
control.
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Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare.
Do not install more than one compact spare tire/wheel
on the vehicle at any given time.
CAUTION!
Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with the
compact spare installed. Damage to the vehicle may
result.
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Limited Use Spare — If Equipped
The limited use spare tire is for temporary emergency use
on your vehicle. This tire is identified by a limited use
spare tire warning label located on the limited use spare
tire and wheel assembly. This tire may look like the
original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your
vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited use spare
tire affects vehicle handling. Since it is not the same tire,
replace (or repair) the original tire and reinstall on vehicle
at the first opportunity.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
The limited use spare tires are for emergency use
only. Installation of this limited use spare tire affects
vehicle handling. With this tire, do not drive more
than 60 mph (100 km/h). Keep inflated to the cold
tire inflation pressure listed on either your tire
placard or limited use spare tire and wheel assembly.
Replace (or repair) the original tire at the first
opportunity and reinstall it on your vehicle. Failure
to do so could result in loss of vehicle control.
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 35 mph (55 km/h) when you are stuck. And
don’t let anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter
what the speed.
Tire Spinning
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 35 mph (55 km/h).
See the paragraph on Freeing A Stuck Vehicle in Section
6 of this manual.
Tread Wear Indicators
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
to help you in determining when your tires should be
replaced.
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These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
grooves and will appear as bands when the tread depth
becomes 1/16 inch (2 mm). When the indicators appear
in 2 or more adjacent grooves, the tire should be replaced.
Many states have laws requiring tire replacement at this
point.
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Replacement Tires
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed (see the paragraph on tread
wear indicators). Refer to the Tire and Loading Information placard for the size designation of your tire. The
service description and load identification will be found
on the original equipment tire. Failure to use equivalent
replacement tires may adversely affect the safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle. We recommend that you
contact your original equipment or an authorized tire
dealer with any questions you may have on tire specifications or capability.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than that
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
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.
Alignment And Balance
Poor suspension alignment may result in:
• Fast tire wear.
• Uneven tire wear, such as feathering and one-sided
wear.
• Vehicle pull to right or left.
Tires may also cause the vehicle to pull to the left or right.
Alignment will not correct this condition. See your dealer
for proper diagnosis.
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Improper alignment will not cause vehicle vibration.
Vibration may be a result of tire and wheel out-ofbalance. Proper balancing will reduce vibration and
avoid tire cupping and spotty wear.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM — IF
EQUIPPED
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPM) system uses
wireless technology with wheel rim mounted electronic
sensors to monitor tire pressure levels (EXCLUDING
THE SPARE TIRE). Sensors, mounted to each wheel as
part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure readings to
a receiver located in the instrument panel.
NOTE: The tire pressure monitoring system on your
vehicle will warn you when one of your tires is significantly underinflated and when some combinations of
your tires are significantly underinflated. It is particularly
important, therefore, for you to check the tire pressure in
all of your tires regularly and maintain proper pressure.
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1,2,3, OR 4 TIRE(S) LOW PRESSURE
Low tire pressure levels of 28 psi [1.9 bars] (193 kPa) or
less detected in one or more tires.
Inspect all tires for proper inflation pressure, once proper
tire pressure has been set the TPM system warning will
reset automatically once ignition switch has been turned
ON.
1,2,3, OR 4 TIRE(S) HIGH PRESSURE
High tire pressure levels of 48 psi [3.3 bars] (330 kPa) or
more detected in one or more tires.
Inspect all tires for proper inflation pressure, once proper
tire pressure has been set the TPM system warning will
reset automatically once ignition switch has been turned
ON.
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CHECK TPM SYSTEM
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPM) system requires
service.
See your authorized dealer for service.
CAUTION!
The TPM system has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPM system pressures
have been established for the tire size equipped on
your vehicle. Undesirable operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment
that is not of the same size, type, and/or style.
After-market wheels can cause sensor damage. Do
not use tire sealant or balance beads if your vehicle
is equipped with TPM system as damage to the
sensors may result.
NOTE:
• The TPM system can inform the driver of a low tire
pressure condition of 28 psi [1.9 bars] (193 kPa) or less,
or high a tire pressure condition of 48 psi [3.3 bars]
(330 kPa) or more.
• The TPM system is not intended to replace normal tire
care and maintenance, nor to provide warning of a tire
failure or condition.
• The TPM system should not be used as a tire pressure
gauge while adjusting your tire pressure.
CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt entry into the valve stem, which
could damage the wheel rim sensor.
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General Information
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the
following licenses:
United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KR5S120123
Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2671-S120123
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TIRE CHAINS
Use only compact chains, or other traction aids that meet
SAE type “Class S” specifications. Chains must be the
proper size for the vehicle, as recommended by the chain
manufacturer.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the following
precautions:
•
NOTE: Do not use tire chains on a compact spare tire.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Because of restricted chain clearance between tires and other suspension components, it is important that only chains in good
condition are used. Broken chains can cause serious damage. Stop
the vehicle immediately if noise occurs that could indicate chain
breakage. Remove the damaged parts of the chain before further
use.
Install chains on the front wheels as tightly as possible and then
retighten after driving about 1⁄2 mile (0.8 km).
Do not exceed 45 mph (70 km/h).
Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large bumps, especially
with a loaded vehicle.
Do not use on rear wheels of All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles.
Do not drive for prolonged period on dry pavement.
Observe the tire chain manufacturer’s instructions on the method of
installation, operating speed, and conditions for use. Always use the
lower suggested operating speed of the chain manufacturer if
different than the speed recommended by the manufacture.
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NOTE: In order to avoid damage to tires, chains, and
your vehicle do not drive for a prolonged period of time
on dry pavement. Observe the tire chain manufacturer’s
instructions on method of installation, operating speed,
and conditions for usage.
Always use the lower suggested operating speed if both
the chain manufacturer and vehicle manufacture suggest
a maximum speed. This notice applies to all chain
traction devices, including link and cable (radial) chains.
SNOW TIRES
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires
during winter. Standard tires are of the all season type
and satisfy this requirement as indicated by the M+S
designation on the tire side wall.
If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and
type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only
in sets of 4, failure to do so may adversely affect the
safety and handling of your vehicle.
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Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what
was originally equipped with your vehicle and should
not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph (120
km/h).
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates, and tend to develop irregular wear patterns.
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type
tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
mud, snow, and wet traction levels, and contribute to a
smooth, quiet ride.
Follow the recommended tire rotation frequency for your
type of driving found in the “Maintenance Schedules”
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Section of this manual. More frequent rotation is permissible if desired. The reasons for any rapid or unusual
wear should be corrected prior to rotation being performed.
The suggested rotation method is the “forward-cross”
shown in the following diagram.
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
Your vehicle is designed to meet all emission regulations and provide excellent fuel
economy when using high quality regular
unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of
87. The use of premium gasoline is not
recommended. The use of premium gasoline will provide no benefit over high quality regular
gasolines, and in some circumstances, may result in
poorer performance.
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
required.
Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard
starting, stalling and hesitations. If you experience these
symptoms, try another brand of “regular” gasoline before considering service for the vehicle.
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Over 40 automobile manufacturers around the world
have issued and endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the World Wide Fuel Charter, WWFC) to define
fuel properties necessary to deliver enhanced emissions,
engine performance, and durability for your vehicle. The
manufacturer recommends the use of gasolines that meet
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”.
CAUTION!
Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates, and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
DO NOT use gasolines containing Methanol. 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 gasolines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and
fuel system components.
Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline
blends are not the responsibility of the manufacturer.
While MTBE is an oxygenate made from Methanol, it
does not have the negative effects of Methanol.
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MMT In Gasoline
MMT is a manganese containing metallic additive that is
blended into some gasoline to increase the octane number. Gasolines blended with MMT offer no performance
advantage beyond gasolines of the same octane number
without MMT. Gasolines blended with MMT have shown
to reduce spark plug life and reduce emission system
performance in some vehicles. The manufacturer recommends using gasolines without MMT. Since the MMT
content of gasoline may not be indicated on the pump,
you should ask your gasoline retailer whether or not
his/her gasoline contains MMT.
It is even more important to look for gasolines without
MMT in Canada, because MMT can be used at levels
higher than those allowed in the United States.
MMT is prohibited in Federal and California reformulated gasolines.
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 are not needed under
normal conditions and would result in additional cost.
Therefore you should not have to add anything to the
fuel.
Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance,
damage the emission control system.
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• An out-of-tune engine, or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions, can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune or
malfunctioning and may require immediate service.
Contact your dealer for service assistance.
• The use of fuel additives which are now being sold as
octane enhancers is not recommended. Most of these
products contain high concentrations of methanol.
Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems
resulting from the use of such fuels or additives is not
the responsibility of the manufacturer.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
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Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas which can kill.
Never run the engine in a closed area, such as a
garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the vehicle is
stopped in an open area with the engine running for
more than a short period, adjust the ventilation system
to force fresh, outside air into the vehicle.
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• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every time
the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal conditions
repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive with all side
windows fully open.
• Keep the liftgate closed when driving your vehicle to
prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
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Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is behind the fuel filler door on the left 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 (Gas Cap)
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CAUTION!
Damage to the fuel system or emission control
system could result from using an improper fuel
tank filler tube cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap
could let impurities into the fuel system.
NOTE: The driver’s side sliding door cannot be opened
while the fuel door is open. This feature operates only
when the sliding door is fully closed prior to opening the
fuel door.
CAUTION!
To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling has stopped.
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NOTE:
• Tighten the gas cap until you hear a “clicking” sound.
This is an indication that the gas cap is properly
tightened. If the gas cap is not secured properly the
Malfunction Indicator Light will turn on. Make sure
that the gas cap is tightened each time the vehicle is
refueled.
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel
tank is full.
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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 to the vehicle when the engine is
running.
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on
the ground while filling.
VEHICLE LOADING
The load carrying capacity of your vehicle is shown in the
charts that follow. This information should be used for
passenger and luggage loading as indicated.
If seats are removed for carrying cargo, do not exceed the
specified GVWR and GAWR.
Vehicle Certification Label
Your vehicle has a certification label attached to the
driver’s door pillar.
The label contains the following information:
• Name of manufacturer
• Month and year of manufacture
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) front
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) rear
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• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Type of Vehicle
• Month Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH)
The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total
load must be limited so that you do not exceed the
GVWR.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR.
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WARNING!
Because the front wheels drive and steer the vehicle,
it is important that you do not exceed the maximum
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have an accident.
Overloading
The load carrying components (axle, springs, tires,
wheels, etc.) of your vehicle will provide satisfactory
service as long as you do not exceed the GVWR and front
and rear GAWR.
The best way to figure out the total weight of your
vehicle is to weigh it when it is fully loaded and ready for
operation. Weigh it on a commercial scale to insure that it
is not over the GVWR.
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Figure out the weight on the front and rear of the vehicle
separately. It is important that you distribute the load
evenly over the front and rear axles.
Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and
shorten useful service life. Heavier axles or suspension
components do not necessarily increase the vehicle’s
GVWR.
Loading
To load your vehicle properly, first figure out its empty
weight, axle by axle and side by side. Store heavier items
down low and be sure you distribute their weight as
evenly as possible. Stow all loose items securely before
driving. If weighing the loaded vehicle shows that you
have exceeded either GAWR, but the total load is within
the specified GVWR, you must redistribute the weight.
Improper weight distribution can have an adverse effect
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
the brakes operate.
A loaded vehicle is shown in the illustration. Note that
neither the GVWR or the GAWR capacities have been
exceeded.
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Example Only
Empty Weight
Load (Including driver, passsengers and cargo)
Total
GAWR
Front
Axle
2140 lbs
360 lbs
Rear Axle
2500 lbs
2544 lbs
2450 lbs
2544 lbs
1470 lbs
980 lbs
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.
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To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
and recommendations in this manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
Perform maintenance services as prescribed in the maintenance schedules manual. When your vehicle is used for
trailer towing, never exceed the gross axle weight rating
(GAWR) by the addition of:
• The tongue weight of the trailer.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
• Remember that everything put in or on the trailer adds
to the load on your vehicle.
Tongue weight must be equal to at least 10% of Gross
Trailer Weight (GTW), but no more than 15% of GTW.
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Towing Requirements
• The maximum frontal area of the trailer cannot exceed
40 square feet (3.72 square meters).
• The trailer tongue load 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 the Tire–
Safety Information Section in this manual.
• The “D” range can be selected when towing. However,
if frequent shifting occurs while in this range, the “3”
range must be selected.
NOTE: Using the “3” range while operating the vehicle
under heavy operating conditions will improve performance and extend transaxle life by reducing excessive
shifting and heat build up.
WARNING!
Connecting trailer brakes to your vehicle’s hydraulic
brake lines can overload your brake system and cause
it to fail. You might not have brakes when you need
them and could have an accident.
• Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
spare tire.
• Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer
size, stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are
recommended for motoring safety.
• The automatic transaxle fluid and filter should be
changed if you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more
than 45 minutes of continuous operation. See Schedule
“B” in section 8 of this manual for transaxle fluid
change intervals.
NOTE: Check the automatic transaxle fluid level before
towing.
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TRAVEL CONDITION
MAXIMUM TRAILER WEIGHT (TRAILER FRONTAL AREA NOT TO
EXCEED 40 SQ. FT.)
3.3L,& 3.8L ENGINES
3.3L & 3.8L ENGINES WITH
HEAVY DUTY TRAILER TOW
PACKAGE
MAX. COMBINED WEIGHT OF
MAX. COMBINED WEIGHT OF
VEHICLE AND TRAILER NOT TO VEHICLE AND TRAILER NOT TO
EXCEED 6,600 lbs (2993 kg)
EXCEED 8,600 lbs (3900 kg)
UP TO 2 PERSONS & LUGGAGE
1,800 lbs (816 kg )
3,800 lbs (1723 kg) *
3 TO 5 PERSONS & LUGGAGE
1,350 lbs (612 kg)
3,350 lbs (1519 kg) *
6 TO 7 PERSONS & LUGGAGE
1,000 lbs (454 kg)
3,000 lbs (1360 kg) *
* For vehicles equipped with store in the floor seating, the gross trailer weight must be reduced by 100 lbs (45
kg).
A load equalizing hitch is recommended for loaded
trailer weights above 1,000 lbs (454 kg) and required for
weights above 2,000 lbs (907 kg).
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
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.
Connecting trailer brakes to your vehicle’s hydraulic
brake lines can overload your brake system and
cause it to fail. You might not have brakes when you
need them and could have an accident.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
䡵 Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
䡵 If Your Engine Overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
䡵 Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
䡵 Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
䡵 Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
▫ Jacking Instructions — Fold-In-Floor Seating . . 349
▫ With Ignition Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
▫ Jacking Instructions — Non Fold-In-Floor
Seating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
▫ Without The Ignition Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
䡵 Jump-Starting Procedures If Battery Is Low . . . . 367
䡵 Driving On Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
(Flat Towing With All Four Wheels On The
Ground) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle With
A Tow Dolley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
The hazard flasher switch is located in the center of the
instrument panel above the radio.
To engage the Hazard Warning Flashers, depress the
switch on the instrument panel. When the Hazard Warning Switch is activated, all directional turn signals will
flash on and off to warn oncoming traffic of an emergency. Push the switch a second time to turn off the
flashers.
This is an emergency warning system and should not be
used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your
vehicle is disabled and is creating a safety hazard for
other motorists.
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the
Hazard Warning Flashers will continue to operate even
though the ignition switch is OFF.
Hazard Flasher Switch
NOTE: With extended use, the Hazard Warning Flashers may wear down your battery.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
• On the highways — Slow down.
• In city traffic — While stopped, put transmission in
neutral, but do not increase engine idle speed.
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
an impending overheat condition. If your air conditioner
is on, turn it off. The air conditioning system adds heat to
the engine cooling system and turning off the A/C
removes this heat. You can also turn the Temperature
control to maximum heat, the Mode control to floor, and
the fan control to High. This allows the heater core to act
as a supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
from the engine cooling system.
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CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If temperature gauge reads “H”, pull
over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the
air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops
back into the normal range. If the pointer remains on
the “H”, turn the engine off immediately, and call for
service.
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WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call a service center if your
vehicle overheats. If you decide to look under the
hood yourself, see Section 7, Maintenance, of this
manual. Follow the warnings under the Cooling
System Pressure Cap paragraph.
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING!
• Getting under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never get any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
• The jack is designed to use as a tool for changing
tires only. The jack should not be used to lift the
vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle should be
jacked on a firm level surface only. Avoid ice or
slippery areas.
• For vehicles equipped with fold-in-floor seating, if it
is necessary to retrieve the spare tire from under the
vehicle on the side of the vehicle close to moving
traffic. Pull far enough off the road to avoid the
danger of being hit.
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Jacking Instructions — Fold-in-Floor Seating
Preparations For Jacking
Park the vehicle on a firm level surface, avoid ice or
slippery areas, set the parking brake and place the gear
selector in PARK. Turn OFF the ignition.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
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• Turn on the Hazard Warning Flasher.
• Block both the front and rear
of the wheel diagonally opposite the jacking position. For
example, if changing the right
front tire, block the left rear
wheel.
• Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the
vehicle is being jacked.
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Jack Location — Fold-in-Floor Seating
The jack, jack handle and winch handle tools are stowed
behind the rear left side trim panel in the rear cargo area.
Pull up on the lever to release the cover.
Remove the scissors jack and jack handle by rotating the
small wing nut to the left. Also remove the tool pouch
containing the spare tire winch handle tools, which is
located next to the jack and jack handle.
Jack Location
Jack Removal/Installation
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Spare Tire Stowage — Fold-in-Floor Seating
For vehicles equipped with fold-in-floor seating, the
spare tire is stowed inside a protective cover located
under the center of the vehicle by means of a cable winch
mechanism. The “spare tire drive” nut is located on the
floor, under a plastic cap between the front seats.
The tool pouch contains three pieces and can be assembled into a Spare Tire Hook to remove the compact
spare tire/cover assembly from under the vehicle or a
Winch “T” Handle to raise/lower the compact spare
tire/cover assembly.
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Jacking Instructions — Fold-in-Floor Seating
1. Loosen (but do not remove) the wheel lug nuts by
turning them to the left one turn while the wheel is still
on the ground.
2. To remove the compact spare tire/cover assembly,
assemble the winch handle extensions to form a “T’ and
fit the winch “T” handle over the drive nut. Rotate the
nut to the left approximately 33 turns until the winch
mechanism stops turning freely, this will allow enough
slack in the cable to allow you to pull the spare tire out
from under the vehicle.
Spare Tire Removal
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the
winch “T” handle only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the
winch.
Getting under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never get any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
3. Assemble the winch handle extensions to form the
Spare Tire Hook and pull the compact spare tire/cover
assembly from under the vehicle.
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NOTE: If either front tire is flat, it may be necessary to
jack up the vehicle to remove the compact spare tire/
cover assembly from under the vehicle. Refer to jack
engagement locations in the following steps for proper
jack placement.
4. When the compact spare tire/cover assembly is clear
of the vehicle, stand the tire/cover assembly upright and
remove the wheel spacer by squeezing the two retaining
tabs together.
Spare Tire/Cover Removal
5. There are two jack engagement locations on each side
of the body, refer to the following illustration.
Wheel Spacer Removal
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6. These locations are on the sill flange of the body and
consist of a pair of downstanding tabs. The jack is to be
located, engaging the flange, between the pair of tabs
closest to the wheel to be changed. Place the wrench on
the jack screw and turn to the right until the jack head is
properly engaged in the described location. Do not raise
the vehicle until you are sure the jack is securely
engaged.
7. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the right,
using the swivel wrench. Raise the vehicle only until the
tire just clears the surface and enough clearance is
obtained to install the spare tire. Minimum tire lift
provides maximum stability.
WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and
hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough
to remove the tire.
8. Remove the wheel lug nuts, for vehicles with wheel
covers, remove the cover from the wheel by hand. Do not
pry the wheel cover off. Then pull the wheel off the hub.
9. Install the compact spare tire. Lightly tighten the lug
nuts. To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has been
lowered.
NOTE: Do not install the wheel cover on the compact
spare.
Do not use a hammer or force to install the wheel covers.
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10. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the
left.
WARNING!
11. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while tightening for increased leverage. Alternate
lug nuts until each nut has been tightened twice. Correct
wheel nut tightness is 130 N·m (95 ft. lbs). If in doubt
about the correct tightness, have them checked with a
torque wrench by your dealer or at a service station.
A loose deflated (flat) tire thrown forward in a
collision or hard stop could injure the occupants in
the vehicle. Have the deflated (flat) tire repaired or
replaced immediately.
12. Lower the jack to its fully closed position.
13. Secure the flat tire as follows:
• Place the deflated (flat) tire and compact spare tire
cover assembly in the rear cargo area, have the tire
repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
CAUTION!
Vehicle damage will occur if the compact spare tire
cover assembly is installed without the compact
spare tire in position. Place the deflated (flat) tire
and compact spare tire cover assembly in the rear
cargo area.
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14. Stow the cable and wheel spacer before driving the
vehicle, reassemble the winch handle extensions to form
a “T’ and fit the winch “T” handle over the drive nut.
Rotate the nut to the right approximately 33 turns until
the winch mechanism clicks at least three times.
WARNING!
A loose jack, thrown forward in a collision or hard
stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle.
Always stow the jack parts in the place provided.
15. Stow the jack, jack handle and winch handle tools.
16. Check the compact spare tire pressure as soon as
possible. Correct pressure as required.
Secure The Spare Tire As Follows:
1. To stow the compact spare tire/cover assembly on
vehicles equipped with fold-in-floor seating, assemble
the winch handle extensions to form a “T’ and fit the
winch “T” handle over the drive nut. Rotate the nut to
the left approximately 33 turns until the winch mechanism stops turning freely, this will allow enough slack in
the cable to allow you to pull the wheel spacer out from
under the vehicle.
Jack Removal/Installation
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WARNING!
A loose compact spare tire/cover assembly, thrown
forward in a collision or hard stop could endanger
the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the compact spare tire with the cover assembly in the place
provided.
CAUTION!
Spare Tire Removal
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the
winch “T” handle only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the
winch.
2. Assemble the winch handle extensions to form the
Spare Tire Hook and pull the wheel spacer from under
the vehicle.
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3. Turn the compact spare tire so that the valve stem is
down and place the tire into the spare tire cover assembly. Slide the wheel spacer through the center of the
wheel and spare tire cover assembly so that the two
retainer tabs snap out and engage the spare tire cover on
the opposite side.
CAUTION!
The compact spare tire cover assembly must be used
when the compact spare tire is stored. Failure to use
this cover could drastically reduce the life of the
compact spare tire.
WARNING!
Verify that ’both’ retainer tabs of the wheel spacer
have been properly extended through the center of
the wheel and spare tire cover assembly. Failure to
properly engage both retainer tabs could result in
loss of the spare tire & cover assembly, which will
cause vehicle damage and may cause loss of control
of the vehicle.
4. Using the winch “T” handle, rotate the drive nut to the
right until the compact spare tire/cover assembly is
drawn into place against the underside of the vehicle.
5. Continue to rotate the nut approximately 33 turns
until you hear the winch mechanism click three times. It
cannot be overtightened. Check under the vehicle to
ensure the compact spare tire/cover assembly is positioned correctly against the underside of the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
For vehicles equipped with fold-in-floor seating, the
Winch Mechanism is designed specifically to stow a
COMPACT Spare Tire ONLY. Do not attempt to use
the Winch to stow the Full Size ’Flat’ Tire, or any
other Full Size Tire. Vehicle damage may result.
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning Flasher.
Jacking Instructions — Non Fold-in-Floor Seating
Preparations For Jacking
Park the vehicle on a firm level surface, avoid ice or
slippery areas, set the parking brake and place the gear
selector in PARK. Turn OFF the ignition.
• Block both the front and rear
of the wheel diagonally opposite the jacking position. For
example, if changing the right
front tire, block the left rear
wheel.
• Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the
vehicle is being jacked.
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Jack Location — Non Fold-in-Floor Seating
The jack, jack handle are stowed behind the rear left side
trim panel in the rear cargo area. Pull up on the lever to
release the cover.
Remove the spare wheel, scissors jack and jack handle
from stowage by rotating the wing nut to the left.
Jack Location
Spare Tire Stowage — Non Fold-in-Floor Seating
For vehicles not equipped with fold-in-floor seating the
spare tire is stowed under the rear of the vehicle by
means of a cable winch mechanism. To remove or stow
the spare, use the jack handle to rotate the “spare tire
drive” nut. The nut is located under the plastic cover at
the center rear of the cargo floor area, just inside the
liftgate opening.
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2. Fit the jack handle over the drive nut. Rotate the nut to
the left until the spare is on the ground with enough slack
cable to allow you to pull the tire out from under the
vehicle.
CAUTION!
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the
jack handle only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the
winch.
Lowering Spare Tire
Jacking Instructions — Non Fold-in-Floor Seating
1. Loosen (but do not remove) the wheel lug nuts by
turning them to the left one turn while the wheel is still
on the ground.
3. When the spare is clear, tilt the retainer at the end of
the cable and pull it through the center of the wheel.
4. There are two jack engagement locations on each side
of the body — refer to the following illustration.
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Jack Engagement Locations
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5. These locations are on the sill flange of the body and
consist of a pair of downstanding tabs. The jack is to be
located, engaging the flange, between the pair of tabs
closest to the wheel to be changed. Place the wrench on
the jack screw and turn to the right until the jack head is
properly engaged in the described location. Do not raise
the vehicle until you are sure the jack is securely
engaged.
6. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the right,
using the swivel wrench. Raise the vehicle only until the
tire just clears the surface and enough clearance is
obtained to install the spare tire. Minimum tire lift
provides maximum stability.
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WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and
hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough
to remove the tire.
7. Remove the wheel lug nuts, for vehicles with wheel
covers, remove the cover from the wheel by hand. Do not
pry the wheel cover off. Then pull the wheel off the hub.
8. Install the spare wheel, for vehicles with wheel covers,
align the notch in the wheel cover with the valve stem on
the wheel. Install the cover on the wheel by hand only
and install the wheel lug nuts with the cone shaped end
of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts.
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not
tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has been
lowered.
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NOTE: Do not install the wheel cover on the compact
spare.
WARNING!
Do not use a hammer or force to install the wheel covers.
A loose tire or jack, thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in
the places provided.
9. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the left.
10. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while tightening for increased leverage. Alternate
lug nuts until each nut has been tightened twice. Correct
wheel nut tightness is 130 N·m (95 ft. lbs). If in doubt
about the correct tightness, have them checked with a
torque wrench by your dealer or at a service station.
11. Lower the jack to its fully closed position.
12. Secure the flat or spare tire as follows:
• If your vehicle is equipped with cast aluminum
wheels, the center cap of the wheel must be removed prior to flat tire stowage. Store the center cap
inside the glove box or other storage compartment.
• Turn the wheel so that the valve stem is down. Slide
the wheel retainer through the center of the wheel
and position it properly across the wheel opening.
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• For convenience in checking the spare tire inflation,
stow with the valve stem toward the rear of the
vehicle.
• Using the jack handle, rotate the drive nut to the
right until the wheel is drawn into place against the
underside of the vehicle.
• Continue to rotate the nut until you hear the mechanism click three times. It cannot be overtightened.
Push against the tire several times to be sure it is
securely in place.
13. Stow the jack and jack handle.
14. Check the tire pressure as soon as possible. Correct
pressure as required.
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JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES IF BATTERY IS
LOW
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 hurt by the fan.
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WARNING!
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel could
enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has
started, ignite and damage the converter and vehicle. If
the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster cables may
be used to obtain a start from another vehicle. This type
of start can be dangerous if done improperly, so follow
this procedure carefully.
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution; do not allow
battery fluid to contact eyes, skin or clothing. Don’t lean
over battery when attaching clamps or allow the clamps
to touch each other. If acid splashes in eyes or on skin,
flush contaminated area immediately with large quantities of water.
• A battery generates hydrogen gas which is flammable
and explosive. Keep flame or spark away from the vent
holes. Do not use a booster battery or any other booster
source with an output that exceeds 12 volts.
1. Wear eye protection and remove any metal jewelry
such as watch bands or bracelets that might make an
inadvertent electrical contact.
2. When boost is provided by a battery in another
vehicle, park that vehicle within booster cable reach and
without letting the vehicles touch. Set the parking brake,
place the automatic transmission in PARK and turn the
ignition switch to the OFF position for both vehicles.
3. Turn off the heater, radio and all unnecessary electrical
loads.
4. Connect one end of a jumper cable to the positive
terminal of the discharged battery. Connect the other end
of the same cable to the positive terminal of the booster
battery.
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5. Connect the other cable, first to the negative terminal
of the booster battery and then to the engine of the
vehicle with the discharged battery. Make sure you have
a good contact on the engine.
6. Start the engine in the vehicle which has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, then start the
engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.
7. When removing the jumper cables, reverse the above
sequence exactly. Be careful of the moving belts and fan.
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
Acceleration
Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slippery surfaces may cause the front wheels to pull erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs when
there is a difference in the surface traction under the front
(driving) wheels.
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WARNING!
Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous. Unequal traction can cause sudden pulling of
the front wheels. You could lose control of the
vehicle and possibly have an accident. Accelerate
slowly and carefully whenever there is likely to be
poor traction (ice, snow, wet mud, loose sand, etc.).
Traction
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road
surface. This is known as hydroplaning and may cause
partial or complete loss of vehicle control and stopping
ability. To reduce this possibility, the following precautions should be observed:
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when roads are
slushy.
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2. Slow down if road has standing water or puddles.
3. Replace tires when tread wear indicators first become
visible.
4. Keep tires properly inflated.
5. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and
the vehicle in front to avoid a collision in a sudden stop.
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand or snow, it
can often be moved by a rocking motion. Turn your
steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the
front wheels. Then shift back and forth between Reverse
and Drive. Usually the least accelerator pedal pressure to
maintain the rocking motion without spinning the
wheels is most effective.
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 35 mph (55 km/h) when you are stuck. And
don’t let anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter
what the speed.
CAUTION!
Racing the engine or spinning the wheels too fast
may lead to transmission overheating and failure. It
can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels
above 35 mph (55 km/h).
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
With Ignition Key
Your vehicle may be towed under the following conditions: The gear selector must be in NEUTRAL, the
distance to be traveled must not exceed 100 miles (160
km), and the towing speed must not exceed 44 mph (72
km/h). Exceeding these towing limits may cause a transmission geartrain failure. If the transmission is not operative, or if the vehicle is to be towed more than 100
miles (160 km), the vehicle must be towed with the front
wheels off the ground.
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CAUTION!
• Do not attempt to tow this vehicle from the front
with sling type towing equipment. Damage to the
front fascia will result.
• Always use wheel lift equipment when towing
from the front. The only other approved method
of towing is with a flat bed truck.
• Do not tow the vehicle from the rear. Damage to
the rear sheet metal, liftgate and fascia will occur.
• Do not push or tow this vehicle with another
vehicle as damage to the bumper fascia and transmission may result.
• If the vehicle being towed requires steering, the
ignition switch must be in the OFF position, not
in the LOCK or ACCESSORY positions.
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If it is necessary to use the accessories while being towed
(wipers, defrosters, etc.), the key must be in the ON
position, not the ACCESSORY position. Make certain the
transmission remains in NEUTRAL.
Without The Ignition Key
Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed
with the ignition in the LOCK position. The only approved method of towing with out the ignition key is
with a flat bed truck. Proper towing equipment is necessary to prevent damage to the vehicle.
TOWING THIS VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER
VEHICLE (Flat towing with all four wheels on the
ground)
Flat towing of vehicles equipped with an automatic
transmission, is only permitted within the limitations
described in this section.
TOWING THIS VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER
VEHICLE WITH A TOW DOLLEY
The manufacture does not recommend that you tow a
front wheel drive vehicle on a tow dolley. Vehicle damage
may occur.
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CONTENTS
䡵 3.3L/3.8L Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
䡵 Onboard Diagnostic System — OBD II . . . . . . . . 377
䡵 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
▫ Drive Belts — Check Condition
And Tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
▫ Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
䡵 Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
▫ Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
䡵 Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
䡵 Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
▫ Power Steering — Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
▫ Front Suspension Ball Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
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▫ Steering Shaft Seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
▫ Steering Linkage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
▫ Front And Rear Wheel Bearings . . . . . . . . . . . 406
▫ Drive Shaft Universal Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
▫ Appearance Care And Protection
From Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
▫ Windshield And Rear Window Washers . . . . . 393
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
▫ Hoses And Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses . . . . . . . 399
▫ Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
▫ Master Cylinder — ABS Brakes Brake Fluid
Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
▫ Fuel System Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
▫ Cleaning The Instrument Panel And Underseat
Cup Holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
䡵 Integrated Power Module (IPM) . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
䡵 Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
䡵 Replacement Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
䡵 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
▫ Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
▫ Front Park/Turn Signal And
Sidemarker Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
▫ Front Fog Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
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▫ Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, Side Marker And
Back-Up Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
䡵 Recommended Fluids, Lubricants And
Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
▫ Center High Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL) . . . 421
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
▫ License Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
䡵 Fluids And Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
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3.3L/3.8L ENGINES
Engine Compartment 3.3L/3.8L Engines
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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.” It will
also store diagnostic codes and other information to
assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your dealer for service as soon as
possible.
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CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the “Malfunction Indicator Light” on could cause further damage to the
emission control system. It could also affect fuel
economy and driveability. The vehicle must be
serviced before any emissions tests can be performed.
• If the “Malfunction Indicator Light” is flashing
while the engine is running, severe catalytic converter damage and power loss will soon occur.
Immediate service is required.
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EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
For states which have an I/M (Inspection and
Maintenance) requirement, this check verifies the
following: the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp)
is functioning and is not on when the engine is running,
and that the OBD (On Board Diagnostic) system is ready
for testing.
Normally, the OBD system will be ready. The OBD
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
serviced, if you recently had a dead battery, or a battery
replacement. If the OBD system should be determined
not ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
Your vehicle has a simple ignition key actuated test
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
check if your vehicle’s OBD system is ready, you must do
the following:
1. Insert your ignition key into the ignition switch.
2. Turn the ignition to the ON position, but do not crank
or start the engine.
3. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start
this test over.
4. As soon as you turn your key to the ON position, you
will see your MIL symbol come on as part of a normal
bulb check.
5. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will
happen:
a. The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
return to being fully illuminated until you turn off the
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ignition key or start the engine. This means that your
vehicle’s OBD system is not ready and you should not
proceed to the I/M station.
vehicle serviced before going to the I/M station. The I/M
station can fail your vehicle because the MIL symbol is on
with the engine running.
b. The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
illuminated until you turn off the ignition key or start
the engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD system
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Use of genuine Mopar威 parts for normal/scheduled
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to insure 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.
If your OBD system is not ready, you should see your
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD
system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD system is
ready or not ready, if the MIL symbol is illuminated
during normal vehicle operation, you should have your
DEALER SERVICE
Your dealer has the qualified service personnel, special
tools and equipment to perform all service operations in
an expert manner. Service Manuals are available which
include detailed service information for your vehicle.
Refer to these manuals before attempting any procedure
yourself.
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NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
WARNING!
Besides the maintenance items for which there are fixed
maintenance intervals, there are other items that should
operate satisfactorily without periodic maintenance.
However, if a malfunction of these items does occur, it
could adversely affect the engine or vehicle performance.
These items should be inspected if a malfunction is
observed or suspected.
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which
you have the knowledge and the proper equipment.
If you have any doubt about your ability to perform
a service job, take your vehicle to a competent
mechanic.
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.
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The best time to check the engine oil level is about 5
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 between the MIN and MAX markings on the
dipstick. Adding one quart of oil when the reading is at
the MIN mark will result in a MAX reading on these
engines.
Engine Oil Dipstick
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling will cause oil aeration or
loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine.
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Change Engine Oil
Road conditions and your kind of driving affects the
interval at which your oil should be changed. Check the
following list to see if any apply to you.
• Day or night temperatures are below 32°F (0°C).
• Stop and Go driving.
• Extensive engine idling.
• Driving in dusty conditions.
• Short trips of less than 10 miles (16 km).
• More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high
speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C).
• Trailer towing.
• Taxi, Police or delivery service (commercial service).
• Off-Road or desert operation.
If ANY of these apply to you, then change your engine oil
every 3,000 miles (4 800 km) or 3 months, whichever
comes first.
If none of these apply to you, then change your engine oil
every 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months whichever
comes first.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months
whichever comes first.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only
recommends engine oils that are API certified and meet
the requirements of DaimlerChrysler Material Standard
MS-6395.
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American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
This symbol means that the oil has
been certified by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). The
manufacturer only recommends
API Certified engine oils.
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade)
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy. Refer to your engine
oil filler cap for the recommended engine oil viscosity for
your vehicle.
For information on engine oil filler cap location, refer to
the Engine Compartment illustration in this section.
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Lubricants which do not have both, the engine oil certification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number should not be used.
Synthetic Engine Oils
There are a number of engine oils being promoted as
either synthetic or semi-synthetic. If you chose to use
such a product, use only those oils that meet the American Petroleum Institute (API) and have the correct SAE
viscosity grade. Follow the maintenance schedule that
describes your driving type.
Materials Added to Engine Oil
The manufacture strongly recommends against the addition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and
it’s performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.
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Disposing of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
environment. Contact your dealer, service station, or
governmental agency for advice on how and where used
oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in your area.
Engine Oil Filter
The engine oil filter should be replaced at every engine
oil change.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
The manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil
filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
quality filters should be used to assure most efficient
service. Mopar Engine Oil Filters are a high quality oil
filter and are recommended.
Drive Belts — Check Condition and Tension
At the mileage indicated in the maintenance schedule, all
belts should be checked for condition and proper tension.
Improper belt tension can cause belt slippage and failure.
Belts should be inspected for evidence of cuts, cracks, or
glazing, and replaced if there is indication of damage
which could result in belt failure. If adjustment is required, see your authorized dealer for service. Low
generator belt tension can cause battery failure. A special
tool is required to properly measure tension and to
restore belt tension to factory specifications.
Also check belt routing to make sure there is no interference between the belts and other engine components.
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Spark Plugs
Spark plugs must fire properly to assure engine performance and emission control. New plugs should be installed at the specified mileage. The entire set should be
replaced if there is any malfunction due to a faulty spark
plug, malfunctioning spark plugs can damage the catalytic converter. For proper type of replacement spark
plugs, refer to the “Vehicle Emission Control Information” label in the engine compartment.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Under normal driving conditions, replace the air filter at
the intervals shown on Schedule “A”. If, however, you
drive the vehicle frequently under dusty or severe conditions, the filter element should be inspected periodically and replaced if necessary at the intervals shown on
Schedule “B”.
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WARNING!
The air cleaner can provide a measure of protection
in the case of engine backfire. Do not remove the air
cleaner unless such removal is necessary for repair or
maintenance. Make sure that no one is near the
engine compartment before starting the vehicle with
the air cleaner removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
Catalytic Converter
The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel
only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the effectiveness of the
catalyst as an emission control device.
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Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is important to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
damage.
CAUTION!
Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition. In
the event of engine malfunction, particularly involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly. Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and the
vehicle.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
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
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vehicle allowed to cool. Thereafter, service, including a
tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
To minimize the possibility of catalyst damage:
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Maintenance-Free Battery
The top of the MAINTENANCE-FREE battery is permanently sealed. You will never have to add water, nor is
periodic maintenance required.
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
motion.
• Do not try to start engine by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
idling or malfunctioning operating conditions.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Don’t allow battery fluid to
contact your eyes, skin or clothing. Don’t lean over a
battery when attaching clamps. If acid splashes in
eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with
large amounts of water.
Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep flame
or sparks away from the battery. Don’t use a booster
battery or any other booster source with an output
greater than 12 volts. Don’t allow cable clamps to
touch each other.
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands after
handling.
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.
Cable clamps should be tight on the terminal posts
and free of corrosion.
If a “fast charger” is used while battery is in vehicle,
disconnect both vehicle battery cables before connecting the charger to battery. Do not use a “fast
charger” to provide starting voltage.
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Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an Authorized Dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a system
performance check. Drive belt tension should also be
checked at this time.
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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 Section 3 of the Warranty Information book for
further warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced repairman.
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Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by dealers or other service facilities
using recovery and recycling equipment.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C System
Sealers, Stop Leak Products, Seal Conditioners, Compressor Oil, or Refrigerants.
A/C Air Filter
The filter access door is located under the instrument
panel on the passenger side. To replace the filter slide the
lock toward the rear of the vehicle (unlock position).
Remove the access door and pull the filter downward.
When installing a new filter, ensure its proper orientation. Align the black arrow on the bottom of the filter
frame with the direction of airflow (away from the
blower motor and towards the center of the car).
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedules” section of this
manual for the recommended air conditioning filter
replacement intervals.
Power Steering — Fluid Check
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through a certified
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WARNING!
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and
with the engine off to prevent injury from moving
parts and to insure accurate fluid level reading. Do
not overfill. Use only manufacturers recommended
power steering fluid.
If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated
level. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all
surfaces. Refer to Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and
Genuine Parts for correct fluid type.
Front Suspension Ball Joints
The front suspension ball joints are permanently sealed.
No regular maintenance is required for these components.
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Steering Shaft Seal
The steering shaft seal, at the point where the shaft passes
through the bulkhead, is lubricated when it is installed. If
the seal becomes noisy when the steering shaft is turned,
it should be lubricated with a multi-purpose grease.
Mopar multi-purpose lubricant is recommended.
Steering Linkage
The tie rod end ball joints are permanently lubricated and
do not require periodic maintenance.
Drive Shaft Universal Joints
Your vehicle has constant velocity universal joints. Periodic lubrication of these joints is not required. However,
the joint boots should be inspected for external leakage or
damage when other maintenance is performed. If leakage
or damage is evident, the universal joint boot and grease
should be replaced immediately.
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Continued operation could result in failure of the universal joint due to water and dirt contamination of the
grease. This would require complete replacement of the
joint assembly.
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, doors, liftgate, sliding doors and hood hinges,
should be lubricated periodically to assure quiet, easy
operation and to protect against rust and wear. Prior to
the application of any lubricant, the parts concerned
should be wiped clean to remove dust and grit; after
lubricating excess oil and grease should be removed.
Particular attention should also be given to hood latching
components to insure proper function. When performing
other underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be cleaned and lubricated.
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
year, preferably in the fall and spring. Apply a small
amount of a high quality lubricant such as Mopar威 Lock
Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder.
Windshield Wiper Blades
The rubber edges of the wiper blades and the windshield
should be cleaned periodically with a sponge or soft cloth
and a mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove accumulations of salt or road film.
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
from a dry windshield.
Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with
petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
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Windshield and Rear Window Washers
The fluid reservoir for the windshield washers and the
rear window washer is shared. It is located in the engine
compartment and should be checked for fluid level at
regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with windshield
washer solvent (not radiator antifreeze) and operate the
system for a few seconds to flush out the residual water.
The washer fluid reservoir will hold a full gallon of fluid
when the Low Washer Fluid Light illuminates.
Washer Fluid Reservoir
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
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vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO) which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing CO, follow the preceding safety tips.
Cooling System
Inspection
WARNING!
• When working near the radiator cooling fan, turn
the ignition key to the OFF position. The fan is
temperature controlled and can start at any time
when the ignition key is in the ON position.
• You or others can be badly burned by hot coolant
or steam from your radiator. If you see or hear
steam coming from under the hood, don’t open
the hood until the radiator has had time to cool.
Never try to open a cooling system pressure cap
when the radiator is hot.
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Coolant Checks
Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12
months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If coolant is dirty or rusty in appearance, the
system should be drained, flushed and refilled with fresh
coolant. Check the front of the A/C condenser for any
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 coolant pressure cap for proper
vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of coolant
from the radiator drain cock. If the cap is sealing properly, the coolant will begin to drain from the coolant
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recovery bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT
PRESSURE CAP WHEN THE COOLING SYSTEM IS
HOT.
Cooling System — Drain, Flush and Refill
At the intervals shown in the maintenance schedules, the
system should be drained, flushed and refilled.
If the solution is dirty or contains a considerable amount
of sediment, clean and flush with a reliable cooling
system cleaner. Follow with a thorough rinsing to remove
all deposits and chemicals. Properly dispose of old
antifreeze solution.
Selection Of Coolant
Use only the manufacturers recommended coolant, refer
to Recommended Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts
for correct coolant type.
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CAUTION!
• Mixing of coolants other than specified engine
coolant, may result in engine damage, and decrease corrosion protection. If a non-HOAT coolant is introduced into the cooling system in an
emergency, it should be replaced with the specified coolant as soon as possible.
• Do not use plain water alone or alcohol base
engine coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use
additional rust inhibitors or antirust products, as
they may not be compatible with the radiator
engine coolant and may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
Propylene Glycol based coolants. Use of Propylene Glycol based coolants is not recommended.
Adding Coolant
When adding coolant, or refilling the system, a minimum
solution of 50% recommended HOAT ethylene glycol
engine coolant (antifreeze) and distilled water should be
used. Use higher concentrations (not to exceed 70%) if
temperatures below ⫺34°F (⫺37°C) are anticipated.
Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized
water when mixing the water/engine coolant solution.
The use of lower quality water will reduce the amount of
corrosion protection in the engine cooling system.
Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the proper level of protection against freezing according to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
NOTE: Mixing coolant types will decrease the life of the
engine coolant and will require more frequent coolant
changes.
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Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of
coolant, and to insure that coolant will return to the
radiator from the coolant recovery bottle.
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 coolant when the engine is
overheated. Do not loosen or remove the cap to
cool an overheated engine. Heat causes pressure
to build up in the cooling system. To prevent
scalding or injury, do not remove the pressure cap
while the system is hot or under pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or
engine damage may result.
Disposal of Used Engine Coolant
Used ethylene glycol based engine coolant is a regulated
substance requiring proper disposal. Check with your
local authorities to determine the disposal rules for your
community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children
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do not store ethylene glycol based engine coolant in open
containers or allow it to remain in puddles on the
ground. If ingested by a child, contact a physician
immediately. Clean up any ground spills immediately.
Coolant Level
The coolant recovery bottle provides a quick visual
method for determining that the coolant level is adequate. With the engine cold, the level of the coolant in
the coolant recovery bottle should be between the
“MAX” and “MIN” marks. The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is no need to remove the
radiator cap except for checking coolant freeze point or
replacement with new antifreeze coolant. Your service
attendant should be advised of this. So long as the engine
operating temperature is satisfactory, the coolant recovery bottle need only be checked once a month.
When additional coolant is needed to maintain the
proper level, it should be added to the coolant recovery
bottle. Do not overfill.
Points to Remember
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles 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 water to enter the radiator.
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
• Do not overfill the coolant recovery bottle.
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• Check coolant freeze point in the radiator and in the
coolant recovery bottle. If antifreeze needs to be
added, contents of coolant recovery bottle must also be
protected against freezing.
• Do not change the thermostat for summer or winter
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
result in unsatisfactory cooling performance.
• If frequent coolant additions are required, or if the
level in the coolant recovery bottle does not drop when
the engine cools, the cooling system should be pressure tested for leaks.
• Increasing engine speed at idle does not reduce coolant temperature! Put transmission in NEUTRAL and
let engine idle at normal engine idle speed.
• Maintain coolant concentration at 50% HOAT ethylene
glycol engine coolant (minimum) and distilled water
for proper corrosion protection of your engine which
contains aluminum components.
• Make sure that the radiator and coolant recovery
bottle overflow hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean, also.
Hoses And Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses
Inspect surfaces of hoses and nylon tubing for evidence
of heat and mechanical damage. Hard or soft spots,
brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts, abrasions, and excessive swelling indicate deterioration of the rubber.
Pay particular attention to those hoses nearest to high
heat sources such as the exhaust manifold. Inspect hose
routing to be sure hoses do not come in contact with any
heat source or moving component which may cause heat
damage or mechanical wear.
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Insure nylon tubing in these areas has not melted or
collapsed.
WARNING!
Inspect all hose connections such as clamps and couplings to make sure they are secure and no leaks are
present.
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly an accident. Driving with your foot resting
or riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. You wouldn’t have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
Components should be replaced immediately if there is
any evidence of wear or damage that could cause failure.
Brakes
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be inspected periodically.
Suggested service intervals can be found in the Maintenance Schedules.
Brake And Power Steering Hoses
When the vehicle is serviced for scheduled maintenance,
inspect surface of hoses and nylon tubing for evidence of
heat and mechanical damage. Hard and brittle rubber,
cracking, tears, cuts, abrasion, and excessive swelling
indicate deterioration of the rubber. Particular attention
should be made to examining those hose surfaces nearest
to high heat sources, such as the exhaust manifold.
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Insure nylon tubing in these areas has not melted or
collapsed.
replaced immediately! Eventual deterioration of the hose
can take place resulting in a possibility of a burst failure.
Inspect all hose connections such as clamps and couplings to make sure they are secure and no leaks are
present.
WARNING!
NOTE: Often, fluid such as oil, power steering fluid,
and brake fluid are used during assembly plant operations to facilitate the assembly of hoses to couplings.
Therefore, oil wetness at the hose-coupling area is not
necessarily an indication of leakage. Actual dripping of
hot fluid when systems are under pressure (during
vehicle operation), should be noted before hose is replaced based on leakage.
NOTE: Inspection of brake hoses should be performed
whenever the brake system is serviced and every engine
oil change. Inspect hydraulic brake hoses for surface
cracking, scuffing, or worn spots. If there is any evidence
of cracking, scuffing, or worn spots, the hose should be
Worn brake hoses can burst and cause brake failure.
You could have an accident. If you see any signs of
cracking, scuffing, or worn spots, have the brake
hoses replaced immediately.
Master Cylinder — ABS Brakes Brake Fluid Level
Check
The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked
when performing underhood services, or immediately if
the brake system warning light indicates system failure.
Clean the top of the master cylinder area before removing
the cap. Add fluid to bring the level up to the top of the
“FULL” mark on the side of the master cylinder reservoir.
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Overfilling of fluid is not recommended because it may
cause leaking in the system.
WARNING!
Add enough fluid to bring the level up to the requirements described on the brake fluid reservoir. With disc
brakes, fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake
pads wear. However, low fluid level may be caused by a
leak and a checkup may be needed.
Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts and the
brake fluid catching fire.
Use only manufacturers recommended brake fluid, refer
to Recommended Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts
for correct fluid type.
Use only brake fluid that has been in a tightly closed
container to avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture.
CAUTION!
WARNING!
Use of brake fluid that may have a lower initial
boiling point or unidentified as to specification, may
result in sudden brake failure during hard prolonged braking. You could have an accident.
Do not allow petroleum base fluid to contaminate
the brake fluid — all brake seal components could
be damaged causing partial or complete brake failure.
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Fuel System Hoses
Electronic Fuel Injection high pressure fuel systems are
designed with hoses which have unique material characteristics to provide adequate sealing and resist attack by
deteriorated gasoline.
Use only the manufacturers specified hoses in any fuel
system servicing. It is mandatory to replace all clamps
that have been loosened or removed during service. Care
should be taken in installing new clamps to insure they
are properly torqued.
Automatic Transmission
The automatic transmission and differential assembly are
contained within a single housing.
All automatic transmissions are equipped with a conventional filler tube and dipstick. If fluid is added, it should
be added through the dipstick hole in the case.
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The dipstick is located just behind the radiator, lower
right side.
Selection of Lubricant
It is important that the proper lubricant is used in the
transmission to assure optimum transmission performance. Use only manufacturers recommended transmission fluid, refer to Recommended Fluids, Lubricants and
Genuine Parts for correct fluid type. It is important that
the transmission fluid be maintained at the prescribed
level using the recommended fluid.
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CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturers recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder. Using a transmission fluid other than the
manufacturers recommended fluid will result in
more frequent fluid and filter changes. Refer to
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts
for correct fluid type.
Procedure For Checking Fluid Level
The fluid level in the automatic transmission should be
checked whenever the vehicle is serviced. Operation with
an improper fluid level will greatly reduce the life of the
transmission and of the fluid.
To properly check the automatic transmission fluid level,
the following procedure must be used:
1. The vehicle must be on level ground.
2. The engine should be running at curb idle speed for a
minimum of 60 seconds.
3. Fully apply parking brake.
4. Place the gear selector momentarily in each gear
position ending with the lever in P (PARK). Wipe the area
around the dipstick clean to eliminate the possibility of
dirt entering the transmission.
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5. Remove the dipstick and determine if the fluid is hot
or warm. Hot fluid is approximately 180°F (82°C), which
is the normal operating temperature after the vehicle has
been driven at least 15 miles (24 km). The fluid cannot be
comfortably held between the finger tips. Cold is when
the fluid is below 80°F (27°C).
6. Wipe the dipstick clean and reinsert until seated.
Remove dipstick and note reading.
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CAUTION!
Do not overfill. Dirt and water in the transmission
can cause serious damage. To prevent dirt and water
from entering the transmission after checking or
replenishing fluid, make certain that the dipstick cap
is reseated properly.
a. If the fluid is hot, the reading should be in the
crosshatched area marked “HOT” (between the upper
two holes in the dipstick).
Fluid and Filter Changes
Automatic transmission fluid should be changed on all
transmissions as follows:
b. If the fluid is cold, the fluid level should be between
the lower two holes in the area marked “COLD”.
Normal Usage — No change necessary
If the fluid level indicates low, add sufficient fluid to
bring to the proper level.
Severe Usage (fluid and filter) — Refer to Maintenance
Schedule “B”
Severe Usage is defined as:
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• Police, taxi, limousine, commercial type operation, or
trailer towing where the vehicle is driven regularly for
more than 45 minutes of continuous operation.
NOTE: Refer to Section 8 of this manual for Maintenance Schedules.
If the transmission is disassembled for any reason, the
fluid and filter should be changed.
Special Additives
Do not add any fluid additives to the transmission. The
only exception to this policy is the use of special dyes to
aid in detecting fluid leaks. The use of transmission
sealers should be avoided as they may adversely affect
seals.
Front And Rear Wheel Bearings
Front and rear wheel bearings are permanently sealed.
No regular maintenance is required for these components.
Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion
Protection of Body and Paint from Corrosion
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice, and those that are sprayed on
trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are highly
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking,
which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants,
road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and underbody protection.
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The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
What Causes Corrosion?
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
The most common causes are:
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
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Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using a mild car wash soap, and
rinse the panels completely with clear water.
• If insects, tar or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, wash it as soon as possible.
• Use Mopar auto polish to remove road film and stains
and to polish your vehicle. Take care never to scratch
the paint.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint
finish.
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CAUTION!
Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder, which will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
Special Care
• If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
a month.
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
of the doors, rocker panels and liftgate be kept clear
and open.
• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
considered the responsibility of the owner.
• If your vehicle is damaged due to an accident or
similar cause which destroys the paint and protective
coating have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible.
The cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of the owner.
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome plated wheels should be cleaned regularly
with mild soap and water to prevent corrosion. To
remove heavy soil, select a nonabrasive, non-acidic
cleaner. Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle
brush or metal polishes. Only Mopar cleaners are
recommended. Do not use oven cleaner. Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions or harsh
brushes that may damage the wheels’ protective finish.
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well
packaged and sealed.
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• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• Use Mopar touch up paint on scratches as soon as
possible. Your dealer has touch up paint to match the
color of your vehicle.
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and Mopar Total Clean. Care should be taken to avoid
soaking your leather upholstery with any liquid. Please
do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, detergents, or ammonia based cleaners to clean your leather
upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not
required to maintain the original condition.
Interior Care
Use Mopar Fabric Cleaner to clean fabric upholstery and
carpeting.
WARNING!
Use Mopar Vinyl Cleaner to clean vinyl upholstery and
trim.
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
Mopar Total Clean is specifically recommended for
leather upholstery.
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
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Cleaning High Gloss Front Door B-pillar
Appliques
When cleaning the front door B-pillar appliques, care
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
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1. Remove all dirt with a wet soft rag. A mild soap
solution may be used, do not use high alcohol content or
abrasive cleaners. Glass cleaners are not recommended. If
soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp rag.
2. To maintain the high gloss shine, apply a scratch and
swirl remover onto a damp cloth and apply to door
applique. Rub the applique with a firm pressure then buff
lightly with a clean cotton cloth until a high gloss shine is
achieved.
Glass Surfaces
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with any commercial household-type glass cleaner.
Never use an abrasive type cleaner. Use caution when
cleaning inside rear windows equipped with electric
defrosters or windshields equipped with a windshield
wiper de-icer. Do not use scrapers or other sharp instruments which may scratch the elements.
When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
directly on the mirror.
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.
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If the belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or
lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the car to
wash them.
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
buckles do not work properly.
Cleaning The Instrument Panel and Underseat
Cup Holders
Removal
Remove the ash receiver from the convenience tray if
there is a smoker’s package in your vehicle. With your
index finger, locate the stop tab located at the rear of the
convenience tray.
Removing Front Cupholder
Press the stop tab, slide the entire drawer out and remove
it from the instrument panel.
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Cleaning
Soak the drawer, with the drawer front facing up, in a
mixture of medium hot tap water and one teaspoon of
mild liquid dish soap. Let soak for approximately one
hour. After one hour pull the drawer from the water and
dip it back into the water about six times. This will loosen
any remaining debris. Rinse the drawer thoroughly under warm running water. Shake the excess water from the
drawer and dry the outer surfaces with a clean soft cloth.
Let the drawer sit in a dish drainer overnight to allow the
inside mechanism to dry.
Installation
Align the drawer so the plastic tracks on the drawer fit
into the steel retainer in the instrument panel. Push the
drawer forward. You may want to cycle the drawer open
and closed a few times to ensure proper operation.
INTEGRATED POWER MODULE (IPM)
Integrated Power module (IPM)
An Integrated Power Module is located in the engine
compartment near the battery. This center contains maxi
fuses, mini fuses and relays. A label that identifies each
component is printed on the inside of the cover.
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Cavity
F4
F9
F10
F13
F19
F20
F22
F27
Maxi Fuse
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
Description
Front Wipers
Cavity
F28
Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS) Pump
Front Blower
F30
Electronic Back Light (EBL)
F32
Body Control Module
(BCM) Feed 1
Central Amplifier
Seats
Radiator Fan
F31
Maxi Fuse
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
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Description
Power Windows
Headlight Washers (Export
Only)
Power Sliding Door
Power Liftgate
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Cavity
F1
F2
F3
F5
F6
F8
F11
F12
F14
F15
Mini Fuse
20 Amp Yellow
15 Amp Blue
15 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
25 Amp Clear
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
Description
Fog Lights
Left Park/Tail Light
Right Park/Tail Light
RDO/IP Ignition
12 Volt Out Ignition or
Battery
Horn
Cavity
F15
F17
F18
F21
F23
F24
F26
EWD/ Rear Wiper
F33
Rear Blower
Ignition Off Draw (IOD)
Electronic Automatic
Transaxle (EATX) Battery
Mini Fuse
25 Amp Clear
20 Amp Yellow
15 Amp Blue
25 Amp Clear
Description
ASD
Fuel Pump
A/C Clutch
Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS) Module
Ignition Switch
Hazard
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yel- Stop Lamp
low
15 Amp Blue Front/Rear Washer
20 Amp Yel- Spare (IOD)
low
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CAUTION!
• When installing the Integrated Power Module
cover, it is important to ensure the cover is properly positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so
may allow water to get into the Integrated Power
Module, and possibly result in a electrical system
failure.
• When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to
use only a fuse having the correct amperage
rating. The use of a fuse with a rating other than
indicated may result in a dangerous electrical
system overload. If a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it indicates a problem in the circuit
that must be corrected.
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position are fused with self resetting fuses that are only
serviceable by an authorized dealer. The power seats are
fused by a 30 Amp circuit breaker located under the
driver’s seat. The Power Windows are fused by a 25 Amp
circuit breaker located under the instrument panel near
the steering column. If you experience temporary or
permanent loss of these systems see your authorized
dealer for service.
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 the 20 Amp mini fuse in the Integrated Power
Module labeled Ignition-Off Draw (IOD).
• Or, disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
The Heated Mirrors, Lower Instrument Panel Power
Outlet and Removable Floor Console, when in the front
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of
service (i.e. vacation) for two weeks or more, run the
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air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will
insure adequate system lubrication to minimize the
possibility of compressor damage when the system is
started again.
NOTE: For lighted switches, see your dealer for replacement instructions.
All of the interior bulbs are glass wedge base or glass
cartridge types. Aluminum base bulbs are not approved
and should not be used for replacement.
REPLACEMENT LIGHT BULBS
LIGHT BULBS — Interior
Bulb Number
Center & Rear Dome Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 578
Center & Rear Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 578
Front Door Courtesy Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 578
Front Header Reading Lights — If Equipped . . . . . 578
Instrument Cluster Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PC74
Liftgate Light(s). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 578
Overhead Console Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . PC579
Removable Console Light — If Equipped . . . . . . . 194
Visor Vanity Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6501966
LIGHT BULBS — Exterior
Bulb Number
Back-up, Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, & Sidemarker . . . 3057
Center High-Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 921
Fog Light — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9145
Front Side marker, Park/Turn Signal . . . . . . . . 3457AK
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9007
Headlight (Long Wheel Base) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H13
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
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BULB REPLACEMENT
Headlights
1. Remove the three screws securing the headlight module.
3. Disconnect the electrical connector and replace the
bulb.
2. Turn the bulb socket retaining ring or the bulb assembly counterclockwise.
NOTE: On some vehicles it may be necessary to slide
the red release lock rearward and push forward on the
connector while depressing the release tab.
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CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with an oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
Front Park/Turn Signal and Sidemarker Lights
1. Remove the three screws securing the headlight module.
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2. Twist the turn signal socket to remove from the
headlight module and pull bulb from socket.
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Front Fog Light
1. Reach behind the front fascia from under the vehicle.
2. Twist the front fog light bulb to remove from the fog
light housing.
3. Disconnect the electrical connector and replace the
bulb.
CAUTION!
3. Replace bulb, reinstall socket and then reinstall the
headlight module.
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with an oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
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Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, Side Marker and
Back-up Lights
3. Squeeze the socket assembly tabs to remove it from the
housing.
1. Raise the liftgate.
2. Remove the two tail light assembly push-in type
fasteners, by prying under the fastener head with a large
flat screwdriver.
4. Pull the bulb to remove it from the socket.
5. Replace the bulb, reinstall the socket, and reattach the
light assembly.
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Center High Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL)
1. Remove the two screws securing the CHMSL.
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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.
License Light
1. Remove the two lens assembly mounting screws.
2. Pull the bulb out of the socket. Replace the bulb and
reattach the lens assembly.
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FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
Fuel (Approximate) 87
Octane
Engine Oil-with filter
3.3 & 3.8 Liter Engines (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
U.S.
20 Gallons
Metric
76 Liters
5.0 qts
4.7 Liters
13.4 qts
12.6 Liters
Cooling System *
3.3 & 3.8 Liter Engines (Mopar威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/
100,000 Mile Formula)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
* Add 2.9 quarts (2.8 liters) if equipped with a rear heater.
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RECOMMENDED FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil
Oil Filter 3.3/3.8 liter engines
Spark Plugs
Fuel Selection
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts
Mopar威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology)
Use API Certified SAE 5W-20 engine oil. Refer to your oil filler cap for correct SAE grade, meeting DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-6395.
Mopar 5281090 or equiv.
Refer to the Vehicle Emission Control Information label in the engine compartment.
87 Octane
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts.
Mopar威 ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Mopar威 DOT 3, SAE J1703 should be used. If DOT 3, SAE J1703 brake
fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended
brake fluids.
Mopar威 ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
CONTENTS
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䡵 Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . 426
▫ Schedule “B” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
䡵 Maintenance Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426
▫ Schedule “A” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437 C
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EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
The “Scheduled” maintenance services, listed in bold
type must be done at the times or mileages specified to
assure the continued proper functioning of the emission
control system. These, and all other maintenance services
included in this manual, should be done to provide best
vehicle performance and reliability. More frequent mainS tenance may be needed for vehicles in severe operating
C conditions such as dusty areas and very short trip
H driving.
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Inspection and service also should be done any time a
malfunction is suspected.
NOTE: Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and systems on your vehicle may be
performed by any automotive repair establishment or
individual using any automotive part which has been
certified pursuant to U.S. EPA or, in the State of California, California Air Resources Board regulations.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
There are two maintenance schedules that show the
required service for your vehicle.
First is Schedule “B”. It is for vehicles that are operated
under the conditions that are listed below and at the
beginning of the schedule.
• Day or night temperatures are below 32° F (0° C).
• Stop and go driving.
• Extensive engine idling.
• Driving in dusty conditions.
• Short trips of less than 10 miles (16 km).
• More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high
speeds during hot weather, above 90° F (32° C).
• Trailer towing.〫
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
• Taxi, police, or delivery service (commercial service).〫
• Off-road or desert operation.
NOTE: Most vehicles are operated under the conditions
listed for Schedule ⬙B⬙.
Second is Schedule “A”. It is for vehicles that are not
operated under any of the conditions listed under Schedule ⬙B⬙.
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At Each Stop for Fuel
• Check the engine oil level about 5 minutes after a fully
warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level while
the vehicle is on level ground will improve the accuracy of the oil level reading. Add oil only when the
level is at or below the ADD or MIN mark.
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• Check the windshield washer solvent and add if S
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required.
Use the schedule that best describes your driving conditions. Where time and mileage are listed, follow the
interval that occurs first.
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Failure to perform the required maintenance items
may result in damage to the vehicle.
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Once a Month
At Each Oil Change
• Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
damage.
• Change the engine oil filter.
• Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the terminals
as required.
• Check the fluid levels of coolant reservoir, brake
master cylinder and transmission, add as needed.
• Check all lights and all other electrical items for correct
operation.
• Inspect the exhaust system.
• Inspect the brake hoses.
• Inspect the CV joints and front suspension components.
• Check the automatic transmission fluid level.
• Check the coolant level, hoses, and clamps.
SCHEDULE “B”
SCHEDULE “B”
Follow schedule “B” if you usually operate your vehicle
under one or more of the following conditions. Change
the automatic transmission fluid and filter every 60,000
miles (96 000 km) if the vehicle is usually operated under
one or more of the conditions marked with an 〫.
• Day or night temperatures are below 32° F (0° C).
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• Short trips of less than 10 miles (16 km).
E
• More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high N
A
speeds during hot weather, above 90° F (32° C).
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• Trailer towing.〫
E
• Driving in dusty conditions.
• Stop and go driving.
• Taxi, police, or delivery service (commercial ser- S
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vice).〫
• Extensive engine idling.
• Off-road or desert operation.
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T (Kilometers)
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N Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
A Rotate Tires
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C Inspect the brake linings.
E Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if
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necessary. *
Replace the engine air cleaner filter. *
Replace the air conditioning filter.
3, 000
(5 000 )
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6, 000
(10 000 )
X
X
X
X
9, 000
(14 000)
X
X
X
12, 000
(19 000)
X
X
15, 000
(24 000)
X
X
X
X
18, 000
(29 000)
X
X
X
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SCHEDULE “B”
Miles
(Kilometers)
Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate Tires
Inspect the brake linings.
Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if
necessary. *
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals.
Inspect the PCV valve and replace as necessary.*
Replace the air conditioning filter.
21, 000
(34 000)
X
24, 000
(38 000)
X
X
X
X
27, 000
(43 000)
X
30, 000
(48 000)
X
X
X
X
33, 000
(53 000)
X
X
36, 000
(58 000)
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N Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
A Rotate Tires
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C Inspect the brake linings.
E Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if
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necessary. *
Replace the engine air cleaner filter. *
Replace the air conditioning filter.
39, 000
(62 000)
X
42, 000
(67 000)
X
X
X
X
45, 000
(72 000)
X
48, 000
(77 000)
X
X
51, 000
(82 000)
X
X
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X
X
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54, 000
(86 000)
X
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SCHEDULE “B”
Miles
(Kilometers)
Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate Tires
Inspect the brake linings.
Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if
necessary. *
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals.
Inspect the PCV valve and replace if necessary.*
Inspect the serpentine drive belt on 3.3 liter
and 3.8 liter engines, replace if necessary. ‡
Change the automatic transmission fluid and
filter. 〫
Replace the air conditioning filter.
57, 000
(91 000)
X
60, 000
(96 000)
X
X
X
63, 000
66, 000
69, 000
(101 000) (106 000) (110 000)
X
X
X
X
X
X
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72, 000
(115 000)
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N Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
A Rotate Tires
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C Inspect the brake linings.
E Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if
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necessary. *
Replace the engine air cleaner filter
Replace the spark plugs on 3.3 liter and 3.8
liter engines.
Replace the ignition cables 3.3 liter and 3.8
liter engines.
Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals.
Check the PCV valve and replace if necessary.
Not required if previously changed.*
Inspect the serpentine drive belt on 3.3 liter
and 3.8 liter engines, replace if necessary. ‡
Replace the air conditioning filter.
75, 000
78, 000
81, 000
84, 000
87, 000
(120 000) (125 000) (130 000) (134 000) (139 000)
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90, 000
(144 000)
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SCHEDULE “B”
Miles
(Kilometers)
Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate Tires
Inspect the brake linings.
Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if
necessary. *
Replace the engine air cleaner filter *
Inspect the serpentine drive belt on 3.3 liter
and 3.8 liter engines, replace if necessary. ‡
Flush and replace the engine coolant at 60
months or 100,000 miles.
Replace the air conditioning filter.
93, 000
96, 000
99, 000
100, 000 102, 000
(149 000) (154 000) (158 000) (160 000) (163 000)
X
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X
X
X
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X
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105, 000
(168 000)
X
X
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N Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
A Rotate Tires
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C Inspect the brake linings.
E Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. *
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Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals.
Inspect the PCV valve and replace as necessary.*
Inspect the serpentine drive belt on 3.3 liter and 3.8 liter
engines, replace if necessary. ‡
Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter. 〫
Replace the air conditioning filter.
* This maintenance is recommended by the manufacture
to the owner but is not required to maintain the emissions warranty.
‡ This maintenance is not required if previously replaced.
108, 000 111, 000 114, 000 117, 000
(173 000) (178 000) (182 000) (187 000)
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X
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120, 000
(192 000)
X
X
X
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X
〫 This maintenance is required only for police, taxi,
limousine type operation, or trailer towing.
Inspection and service should also be performed anytime
a malfunction is observed or suspected. Retain all receipts.
SCHEDULE “A”
437 M
SCHEDULE “A”
Miles
(Kilometers)
[Months]
Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate Tires
Inspect the brake linings.
Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if
necessary. *
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals.
Replace the air conditioning filter.
6, 000
(10 000)
[6]
X
X
12, 000
(19 000)
[12]
X
X
X
X
18, 000
(29 000)
[18]
X
X
X
X
24, 000
(38 000 )
[24]
X
X
30, 000
(48 000)
[30]
X
X
X
36, 000
(58 000)
[36]
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
A
I
N
T
E
N
A
N
C
E
S
C
H
E
D
U
L
E
S
8
M 438 SCHEDULE “A”
A
I
N Miles
T (Kilometers)
E
N [Months]
A Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
N
C Rotate Tires
E Inspect the brake linings.
S
C
H
E
D
U
L
E
S
8
Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if
necessary. *
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals.
Check the PCV valve and replace, if necessary.*
Inspect the serpentine drive belt on 3.3 liter
and 3.8 liter engines, replace if necessary. ‡
Flush and replace the engine coolant at 60
months, regardless of mileage.
Replace the air conditioning filter.
42, 000
(67 000)
[42]
X
X
48, 000
(77 000)
[48]
X
X
X
X
54, 000
(86 000)
[54]
X
X
X
X
60, 000
(96 000)
[60]
X
X
66, 000
72, 000
(106 000) (115 000)
[66]
[72]
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
SCHEDULE “A”
Miles
(Kilometers)
[Months]
Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate Tires
Inspect the brake linings.
Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. *
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals.
Check and replace the PCV valve , if necessary.*
Inspect the serpentine drive belt on 3.3 liter and 3.8
liter engines, replace if necessary. ‡
Replace the spark plugs 3.3 liter and 3.8 liter engines.
Replace the ignition cables 3.3 liter and 3.8 liter
engines.
78, 000
(125 000)
[78]
X
X
84, 000
(134 000)
[84]
X
X
X
X
90, 000
(144 000)
[90]
X
X
X
439 M
A
I
N
T
E
N
A
N
C
E
96, 000
(154 000)
[96]
X
X
100, 000
(160 000)
X
X
S
C
H
E
D
U
L
E
S
X
8
X
X
X
X
X
M 440 SCHEDULE “A”
A
I
N Miles
T (Kilometers)
E
N [Months]
A Flush and replace the engine coolant at 100,000
N
C miles, if not done at 60 months.
E Replace the air conditioning filter.
S
C
H
E
D
U
L
E
S
8
78, 000
(125 000)
[78]
84, 000
(134 000)
[84]
90, 000
(144 000)
[90]
96, 000
(154 000)
[96]
100, 000
(160 000)
X
X
X
SCHEDULE “A”
Miles
(Kilometers)
[Months]
Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate Tires
Inspect the brake linings.
Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. *
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals.
Check the PCV valve and replace, if necessary.*
Inspect the serpentine drive belt on 3.3 liter and 3.8 liter
engines, replace if necessary. ‡
Flush and replace the engine coolant at 120 months, if not
done at 100,000 miles (160 000 km).
Replace the air conditioning filter.
102, 000
(163 000)
[102]
X
X
X
108, 000
(173 000)
[108]
X
X
X
X
X
114, 000
(182 000)
[114]
X
X
120, 000
(192 000)
[120]
X
X
A
I
N
T
E
N
A
N
C
E
X
X
X
X
S
C
H
E
D
U
L
E
S
X
X
X
441 M
X
8
M
A
I
N
T
E
N
A
N
C
E
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SCHEDULE “A”
* This maintenance is recommended by the manufacture
to the owner but is not required to maintain the emissions warranty.
‡ This maintenance is not required if previously replaced.
Inspection and service should also be performed anytime
a malfunction is observed or suspected. Retain all reS ceipts.
C
H
E
D
U
L
E
S
8
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which
you have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
CONTENTS
䡵 Suggestions For Obtaining Service
For Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 444
▫ Prepare For The Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . 444
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 444
䡵 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
䡵 Publication Order Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 444
䡵 Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire
Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
䡵 If You Need Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 445
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
䡵 Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
䡵 Mopar威 Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
▫ Temperature Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
Prepare For The Appointment
If you’re having warranty work done, be sure to have the
right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the
warranty, discuss additional charges with the service
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s
service history. This can often provide a clue to the
current problem.
Prepare A List
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident,
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the
service advisor know.
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items, and you must have your
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many dealers you may obtain a rental vehicle at a
minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it is advisable
to make these arrangements when you call for an appointment.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
The manufacturer and its dealers are vitally interested in
your satisfaction. We want you to be happy with our
products and services.
Warranty service must be done by an authorized
Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep dealer. We strongly recommend
that you take your vehicle to you selling dealer. They
know you and your vehicle best, and are most concerned
that you get prompt and high quality service. The
manufacturer’s dealers have the facilities, factory-trained
technicians, special tools, and the latest information to
assure your vehicle is fixed correctly and in a timely
manner.
This is why you should always talk to your dealer’s
service manager first. Most matters can be resolved with
this process.
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• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the
general manager or owner of the dealership. They
want to know if you need assistance.
• If your dealership is unable to resolve the concern, you
may contact the Manufacturer’s Customer Center.
Any communication to the Manufacturer’s Customer
Center should include the following information:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
• Dealership name
• Vehicle identification number
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation Customer Center
P.O. Box 21–8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
Phone: (800) 992-1997
DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
P.O. Box 1621
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Phone —(800) 465–2001
In Mexico contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Mexico, D. F.
In Mexico (915) 729–1248 or 729–1240
Outside Mexico (525) 729–1248 or 729–1240
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its Customer
Center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
Service Contract
You may have purchased a service contract for your
vehicle to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected repairs after your manufacturer’s new vehicle
limited warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only the manufacturer’s Service Contracts. If you
purchased a manufacturer’s Service Contract, you will
receive Plan Provisions and an Owner Identification Card
in the mail within three weeks of your vehicle delivery
date. If you have any questions about your service
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
contract, call the manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer Hotline at 1-800-521-9922.
The manufacturer will not stand behind any service
contract that is not the manufacturer’s Service Contract. It
is not responsible for any service contract other than the
manufacturer’s Service Contract. If you purchased a
service contract that is not a manufacturer’s Service
Contract, and you require service after your manufacturer’s new vehicle limited warranty expires, please refer to
your contract documents, and contact the person listed in
those documents.
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also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
your ownership experience. You’ll be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
See your manufacturer’s Warranty Information Booklet
for information on warranty coverage and transfer of
warranty.
We appreciate that you have made a major investment
when you purchased your new vehicle. Your dealer has
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
U.S. ONLY
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
MOPAR姞 PARTS
Mopar威 fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
available from your dealer. They will help you keep your
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 which could cause
a crash or cause injury or death, you should immediately
inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the manufacturer.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your dealer, and the
manufacturer.
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To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll free at 1-800-424-9393 (or 366-0123 in Washington DC area) or write to: NHTSA, U.S. Dept. of
Transportation, Washington DC 20590. You can also
obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from
the Hotline.
In Canada:
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
defect to the Canadian government should write to
Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations
and Recalls, 2780 Sheffield Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1B
3V9.
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
To order the following manuals, you may use either the
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover orders are accepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
NOTE: A street address is required when ordering
manuals. (No P.O. Boxes).
• Service Manuals.
These comprehensive service manuals provide the
information that students and professional technicians
need in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving,
maintaining, servicing and repairing DaimlerChrysler
Corporation vehicles. A complete working knowledge
of the vehicle, system and/or components is written in
straightforward language with illustrations, diagrams
and charts.
• Diagnostic Procedure Manuals.
Filled with diagrams, charts and detailed illustrations,
these practical manuals make it easy for students and
technicians to find and fix problems on computercontrolled vehicle systems and features. They show
exactly how to find and correct problems the first time,
using step-by-step troubleshooting and driveability
procedures, proven diagnostic tests and a complete list
of all tools and equipment.
• Owner’s Manuals.
These manuals have been prepared with the assistance
of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you
with specific Chrysler group vehicles. Included are
starting, operating, emergency and maintenance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities and
safety tips.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
Call Toll Free at 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.) or 1–800–387–1143
(Canada)
Or
Visit us on the World Wide Web at:
www.techauthority.daimlerchrysler.com or
www.daimlerchrysler.ca/manuals
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
The following describes the tire grading categories established by the National highway Traffic Safety Administration. The specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s
manufacturer in each category is shown on the sidewall
of the tires on your car.
All Passenger Car Tires Must Conform to Federal Safety
Requirements in Addition to These Grades.
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Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the
wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and a half (1
1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends
upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and
may depart significantly from the norm due to variations
in driving habits, service practices and differences in road
characteristics and climate.
Traction Grades
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are A, B, and
C, and they represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet
pavement as measured under controlled conditions on
specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
WARNING!
WARNING!
The traction grade is based on braking (straightahead) traction tests and does not include cornering
(turning) performance.
The temperature grade is established for a tire that is
properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive
speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either
separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup
and possible tire failure.
Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (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.
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INDEX
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290,393
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Adjustable Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266,271
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288,390
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Air Conditioning, Rear Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274,283
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . 266,271,276,389
Air Conditioning System, Zone Control . . . . . . . . 267
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58,59,68,84,202
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Airbag, Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Alarm System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Antenna, Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . 395,396,422
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Anti-Theft Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Arming Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Ashtray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,20
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Automatic Temperature Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
INDEX
Interlock System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Reset Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Selection Of Lubricant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403,424
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403,424
Ball Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Keyless Transmitter Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Saving Feature (Protection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Bearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
455
Belts, Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304,400
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304,400
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . 82
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
Calibration, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
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INDEX
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Cargo Compartment
Luggage Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Cassette Tape and Player Maintenance . . . . . . . . . 264
Cassette Tape Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209,219,224
Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Caution, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,83,335
CD Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218,227,240,241,244,246
CD Player . . . . . . . . . 215,219,226,229,232,236,239,246
CD Player Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96,265
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Center Lap Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Check Engine Light
(Malfunction Indicator Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205,378
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Child Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69,76
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Compact Disc Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Compact Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Compact Disc Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209,215
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
INDEX
Computer, Trip/Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Console, Removable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179,180
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
Coolant Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395,398
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Selection of Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395,422,423
Cruise Control (Speed Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Cup Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174,411
457
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 445
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84,271,282
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Digital Video Disc Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Dimmer Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Dipsticks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Disarming, Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Domelight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Door Ajar Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
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INDEX
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Door Opener, Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Drive Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Drive Shaft Universal Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Driving
On Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
DVD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Electronic Speed Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Electronic Vehicle Information Center . . . . . . . . . 159
Emergency, In Case of
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348,349,361
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . 378,426
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,335
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332,422
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380,422,423
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Oil Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382,422
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
INDEX
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,83,335,394
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Extender, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Exterior Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288,390
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384,423
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200,418,420
Flat Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
459
Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Fog Light Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142,419
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332,423
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332,422
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
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INDEX
Fuel System Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Fueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Garage Door Opener . . .
Gas Cap . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . .
Gasoline, Reformulated .
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speedometer . . . . . . .
Tachometer . . . . . . . .
Gearshift . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Information . . . .
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . .
Grocery Bag Retainer . . .
Gross Axle Weight Rating
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16,26,329
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Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Hands-Free Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Head Phones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . . 143
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Homelink Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399,403
INDEX
Ignition
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Indicator, Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Information Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196,197,198,199
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Integrated Child Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Integrated Power Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138,139
Intermittent Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145,288,290
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
461
Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350,352,362,363
Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348,352,363
Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352,363
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Key, Programming . .
Key, Replacement . .
Key, Sentry . . . . . . .
Key-In Reminder . . .
Keyless Entry System
Keys . . . . . . . . . . .
Knee Bolster . . . . . .
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15
15
13
13
20
12
59
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether
for CHildren) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Latches
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
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INDEX
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,138
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58,68,84,202
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Battery Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416,417
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Door Ajar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Engine Temperature Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142,419
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138,139
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Liftgate Ajar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Malfunction Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139,418
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Rear Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Rear Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
INDEX
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416,417
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . . 205
Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Theft Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142,418,420
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . 199
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Load Leveling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184,338,340
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Locks
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
(LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Luggage Rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
463
Maintenance, Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426
Schedule ⬙A⬙ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Schedule ⬙B⬙ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
Maintenance, Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Malfunction Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205,378
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Memory Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Memory Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95,132
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Exterior Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
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Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379,449
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Navigation System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Octane Rating, Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380,423
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384,423
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382,422
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383,422
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377,378
Opener, Garage Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Operator Manuals (Owner’s Manuals) . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Overhead Travel Information Center . . . . . . . . . . 154
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204,347
Owner’s Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,450
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
INDEX
Parking On Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Pedals, Adjustable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Pets, Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Phone, Hands-Free . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . 315
Power
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Distribution Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Lift Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Sliding Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Steering, Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
465
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349,361
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . 160,164,168
Programming Transmitters . . . . . . . . . . . . 23,164,168
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . 395,397
Radio Broadcast Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220,237,265
Radio Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250,262
Radio, Satellite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Radio (Sound Systems) . . . . . . . . . . . 209,219,229,236
Rear Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274,283
Rear Cup Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Rear Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
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INDEX
Rear Seat Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124,126
Rear Seating Flexibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128,130
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Rear Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289,290
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Remote Keyless Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Remote Sound System Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Removable Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179,180
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
Restraint, Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69,76
Restraints, Infant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Roof Rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Adjustable Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . 48
INDEX
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Center Lap Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Bench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126,128
Easy Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Easy-Out Roller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Integrated, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
467
Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121,124,126
Tilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Selection of Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395,423
Sentry Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 444,445
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
Service Engine Soon Light
(Malfunction Indicator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142,200,418,420
Sliding Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Slippery Surfaces, Driving On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322,323,351,362
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Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Speed Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Starting and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Steering
Column Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Linkage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307,390
Shaft Seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177,415
Storage Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287,415
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Sun Visor Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Sunglass Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . 54
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
System, Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Tape Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Temperature Control, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . 203,347
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Theft Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Theft System Arming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Theft System Disarming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . 314,315
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Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,318,451
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Flat Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348,349,361
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314,315
Pressure Monitor System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
469
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310,318
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351,362
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Trailering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147,206,308
Traction Control Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147,308
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
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Selection of Lubricant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403,424
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403,424
Transmitter Battery Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Transmitter Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Trip Odometer Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142,200,418,420
Uniform Tire Quality Grades
Universal Joints . . . . . . . . .
Universal Transmitter . . . . .
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . .
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Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Vehicle Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Vehicle Information Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315,338,340
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287,415
Vehicle Theft Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Video Entertainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . 199
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
Washer, Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290,393
Washer, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289,290
INDEX
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Wheel Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Wheel Bearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41,171
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Rear Vent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
471
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143,393
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Wiper, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Zone Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
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