Dodge 2005 Durango 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
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INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
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CONTENTS
䡵 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
䡵 Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
▫ Roll Over Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
䡵 Vehicle Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
䡵 How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
䡵 Vehicle Modifications / Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . 8
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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.
Roll Over Warning
Utility vehicles have a significantly higher roll over rate
than other types of vehicles. This vehicle has a higher
ground clearance, higher center of gravity, and narrower
track than many passenger cars. It is capable of performing better in a wide variety of off-road applications.
Driven in an unsafe manner, all vehicles can be caused to
go out of control. Because of the higher center of gravity
and the narrower track, if this vehicle is out of control it
may roll over when some other vehicles may not.
Do not attempt sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers or other
unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle
control. Failure to operate this vehicle safely may result
in an accident, roll over of the vehicle, and severe or fatal
injury. Drive carefully.
Roll Over Warning Label
INTRODUCTION
Failure to use driver and passenger seat belts provided
is a major cause of severe or fatal injury. In fact, the U.S.
government notes that the universal use of existing seat
belts could cut the highway death toll by 10,000 or more
each year, and could reduce disabling injuries by 2
million annually. In a roll over crash an unbelted person
is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing
a seat belt. Always buckle up.
NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored
in the vehicle for convenient reference and remain with
the vehicle when sold, so that the new owner will be
aware of all safety warnings.
When it comes to service, remember that your dealer
knows your vehicle best, has the factory-trained technicians and genuine Mopar威 parts, and is interested in
your satisfaction.
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WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain
vehicle components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition,
certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Consult the table of contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
The detailed index, at the rear of this manual, contains a
complete listing of all subjects.
Consult the following table for a description of the
symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
this owner’s manual:
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This manual contains WARNINGS against operating
procedures which could result in an accident or bodily
injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures
which could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do
not read this entire manual you may miss important
information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is found on the
left front corner of the instrument panel, visible through
the windshield. This number also appears on the Automobile Information Disclosure Label affixed to a window
on your vehicle, the vehcile registration and title.
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VIN Location
NOTE: It is illegal to remove the VIN.
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VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS / ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle
could seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety
and may lead to an accident resulting in serious
injury or death.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
䡵 Security Alarm System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .17
▫ Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ To Set The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ Locking Doors With The Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
䡵 Ignition And Steering Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
䡵 Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Ignition Accessory Delay Feature . . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ Vehicles Equipped With Power Door Locks . . . .19
䡵 Sentry Key — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
䡵 Remote Keyless Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ To Lock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
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▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Window Lockout Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . . .23
䡵 Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
▫ Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
▫ Power Liftgate — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
䡵 Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . .25
䡵 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
䡵 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
▫ Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . .44
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Second Row Center Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
▫ Child Protection Door Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
▫ Rear 60/40 Seat Third Row Center Three Point
Belt — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
䡵 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
▫ Auto Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
▫ Auto Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection
(Driver’s And Front Passenger Door Only) . . . .32
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
▫ Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System
(BeltAlert) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . .50
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▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
䡵 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
▫ Driver And Right Front Passenger Supplemental
Restraint System (SRS)—Airbags . . . . . . . . . . .51
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
▫ Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
䡵 Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . .71
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside
The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
The dealer that sold you your new vehicle has the key
code numbers for your vehicle locks. These numbers can
be used to order duplicate keys from your dealer. Ask
your dealer for these numbers and keep them in a safe
place.
Ignition Key Removal
Automatic Transmission
Place the shift lever in PARK. Turn the ignition switch to
the LOCK position, and remove the key.
Ignition Switch Positions
Ignition Key
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NOTE: If you try to remove the key before you place the
lever in PARK, the key may become trapped temporarily
in the ignition cylinder. If this occurs, rotate the key to the
right slightly, then remove the key as described. If a
malfunction occurs, the system will trap the key in the
ignition cylinder to warn you that this safety feature is
inoperable. The engine can be started and stopped but
the key cannot be removed until you obtain service.
WARNING!
Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Don’t leave the keys in
the ignition. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove key from the ignition and lock all doors
when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Locking Doors With The Key
You can insert the key with either side up. To lock the
door, turn the key rearward, to unlock the door, turn the
key forward. See Section 7 of this manual for door lock
lubrication.
IGNITION AND STEERING LOCK
In the LOCK position, the steering and ignition systems
are locked to provide anti-theft protection for your vehicle. It may be difficult to turn the key from the LOCK
position when starting your vehicle, if the steering wheel
is locked. Move the steering wheel left and right while
turning the key until it turns easily. The key can be
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inserted or withdrawn only in the LOCK position. Push
in on the key in the ignition lock cylinder to rotate to the
LOCK position.
WARNING!
The key cannot be turned to LOCK until the selector
is in the PARK position. Do not attempt to pull the
shift lever out of PARK after the key is in the LOCK
position.
NOTE: The steering wheel will lock when the key is
removed, and the steering wheel is turned around 115
degrees clockwise or 65 degrees counterclockwise from
the center position.
Ignition Switch Positions
Ignition Accessory Delay Feature
For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC),the power window switches,
radio, hands–free system (if equipped), and power outlets will remain active for 10 minutes after the ignition
switch is turned off. Opening either front door will cancel
this feature.
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For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), the power window switches,
radio, hands–free system (if equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the
ignition switch is turned off. Opening either front door
will cancel this feature. The time for this feature is
programmable. For details, refer to “KEY OFF POWER
DELAY > OFF” under “Personal Settings (Customer
Programmable Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 3 of this manual.
SENTRY KEY — IF EQUIPPED
The Sentry Key Immobilizer System prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
or unlocked.
The system uses ignition keys, which have an embedded
electronic chip (transponder), to prevent unauthorized
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vehicle operation. Therefore, only keys that are programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate
the vehicle. The system will shut the engine off in two (2)
seconds if someone uses an invalid key to start the
engine.
NOTE: A key that has not been programmed is considered an invalid key even if it is cut to fit the ignition lock
cylinder for that vehicle.
During normal operation, after turning on the ignition
switch, the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will
turn on for three (3) seconds for a bulb check. If the light
remains on after the bulb check, it indicates that there is
a problem with the electronics. In addition, if the light
begins to flash after the bulb check, it indicates that
someone used an invalid key to start the engine. Either of
these conditions will result in the engine being shut off
after two (2) seconds.
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If the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light turns on
during normal vehicle operation (vehicle running for
longer than 10 seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in
the electronics. Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible.
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 cannot
be programmed to any other vehicle.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four digit PIN. 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 and
needs to be cut.
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key System serviced,
bring all vehicle keys to the dealer.
Customer Key Programming
You can program new keys to the system if you have two
valid keys by doing the following:
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 Vehicle Theft Alarm Indicator 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 and the Vehicle Theft
Alarm Indicator Light will stop flashing, turn on again
for 3 seconds, and 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. 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.
• This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: If a programmed key is lost, see your dealer to
have all remaining keys erased from the systems
memory. This will prevent the lost key from starting your
vehicle. The remaining keys must then be reprogrammed. All vehicle keys must be taken to the dealer at
the time of service to be reprogrammed.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This system monitors the vehicle doors, liftgate, and
ignition for unauthorized operation. When the alarm is
activated, the system provides both audible and visual
signals. The horn will sound repeatedly for 3 minutes
and the headlights and security light in the instrument
cluster will flash for an additional 15 minutes. The engine
will not run until the system is disarmed.
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To Set the Alarm:
The alarm will set when you use the power door locks or
use the Keyless Entry transmitter to lock the doors. After
all the doors are locked and closed the security light in
the instrument cluster will flash rapidly to signal that the
system is arming. The security light in the instrument
panel cluster will flash rapidly for about 15 seconds to
indicate that the alarm is being set. After the alarm is set,
the security light will flash at a slower rate to indicate
that the system is armed.
NOTE: If the security light stays on continuously during
vehicle operation, have the system checked by your
dealer.
To Disarm the System:
Use the Keyless Entry transmitter to unlock the doors. If
something has triggered the system in your absence, the
horn will sound three times when you unlock the doors.
Check the vehicle for tampering.
The security system will also disarm, if the vehicle is
started with a programmed Sentry Key. If an unprogrammed Sentry Key is used to start a vehicle, the engine
will start and run for 2 seconds and then shut down.
After six unsuccessul attempts at starting the engine, the
system will shut down until the correct key is used. To
exit alarming mode, press the RKE Unlock button or start
the vehicle with a programmed Sentry Key.
The security alarm system is designed to protect your
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
system will arm unexpectedly. If you remain in the
vehicle and lock the doors with the transmitter, the alarm
will sound when you pull the door handle to exit.
NOTE: You may accidentally activate the security system (horn sounds and lights flash) by entering the vehicle
without using the key fob to unlock the door(s). The
security system can be disarmed with the key fob’s
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UNLOCK button or by inserting a programmed Sentry
Key into the ignition and turning the key to the ON
position.
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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
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ILLUMINATED ENTRY
Vehicles Equipped With Power Door Locks
All interior lights will illuminate in the vehicle when the
doors are unlocked using the key fob.
The interior lights will remain on for 30 seconds after the
last door is closed, or until all doors are closed and either
the ignition is turned to the ON position or a key fob
LOCK button is pressed.
There is also a battery saver feature that will turn the
interior lights off after 8 minutes if the ignition is OFF
and a door is left open or the dimmer control is in the
interior lights ON position.
Five Button Transmitter
NOTE: For the remote starting feature (if equipped),
refer to the “Remote Starting System” section.
NOTE: For the power liftgate feature (if equipped), refer
to the “Power Liftgate” section.
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NOTE: Your vehicle’s keyfob may have three, four or
five buttons (shown), depending on the optional features
purchased with your vehicle.
The system can be programmed to unlock all the doors
upon the first UNLOCK button press by using the
following procedure:
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and
liftgate or activate the panic alarm from distances a
minimum of 66 feet (20 meters) using a hand held radio
transmitter. The transmitter need not be pointed at the
vehicle to activate the system.
1. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed
key fob.
NOTE: The line of transmission must not be blocked
with metal objects.
To unlock the doors and liftgate:
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the key fob
once to unlock only the driver’s door or twice to unlock
all the doors and liftgate. When the UNLOCK button is
pressed, the illuminated entry will initiate, and the
parking lights will flash on twice.
2. Continue to hold the LOCK button at least 4 seconds,
but not longer than 10 seconds, then press and hold the
UNLOCK button.
3. Release both buttons at the same time.
4. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle, by
pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK button on the keyfob.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the keyfob while
you are inside the vehicle will activate the Security
Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button
to deactivate the Security Alarm.
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5. If the desired programming was not achieved or to
reactivate this feature, repeat the above steps.
To lock the doors and liftgate:
Press and release the LOCK button on the key fob to lock
all doors and liftgate. If the ignition is OFF, when the
doors are locked, the parking lights will flash on once
and the horn will chirp once.
Horn Chirp Programming
The horn chirp feature will be shipped from the assembly
plants activated. If desired this feature can be disabled by
using the following procedure:
1. Press and hold the LOCK button on the key fob.
2. After holding the LOCK button for four seconds, also
press the PANIC button within 6 seconds.
3. Release both buttons at the same time.
4. To reactivate this feature, repeat the above steps.
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5. Test the horn chirp feature while outside of the vehicle, by pressing the LOCK button on the key fob with
the ignition in the OFF position and the key removed.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the keyfob, while
you are inside the vehicle, will activate the Security
Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button
to deactivate the Security Alarm.
6. If the desired programming was not achieved or to
reactivate this feature, repeat the above steps.
Flash Lamps with Lock Programming
1. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on the key fob.
2. After holding the UNLOCK button for four seconds,
also press the LOCK button within 6 seconds.
3. Release both buttons at the same time.
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4. Test the flash lamps with LOCK feature while outside
of the vehicle, by pressing the LOCK button on the key
fob with the ignition in the OFF position, and the key
removed.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the key fob, while
you are in the vehicle, will activate the Security Alarm.
Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated will
cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button to
deactivate the Security Alarm.
5. If the desired programming was not achieved or to
reactivate this feature, repeat the above steps.
Using the Panic Alarm
To activate the Panic mode while the ignition is OFF press
and release the PANIC button on the transmitter once.
When the Panic mode is activated, the interior lights will
illuminate, the headlamps and parking lights will flash,
and the horn will sound.
To cancel the Panic mode press and release the PANIC
button on the transmitter a second time. Panic mode will
automatically cancel after 3 minutes or if the vehicle is
started or exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). During the Panic
Mode, the door locks and remote keyless entry systems
will function normally. Panic mode will not disarm the
security system on vehicles so equipped.
General Information
This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules and with
RS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE: When entering program mode using that fob, all
other programmed fobs will be erased and you will have
to reprogram them for your vehicle.
If your Remote Lock Control fails to operate from a
normal distance, check for these two conditions.
Use the Following procedure to program additional key
fobs if the vehicle is not equipped with Sentry Key:
1. Weak batteries in transmitter. The expected life of
batteries is five years.
1. Enter your vehicle and close all doors.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, military base, and some mobile
or CB radios.
Programming Additional Transmitters
Vehicles will be shipped from the assembly plants with
two key fob transmitters programmed only for that
vehicle. A total of eight fobs can be programmed for your
vehicle. Additional fobs can be programmed to your
vehicle through the use of a currently programmed fob.
2. Fasten your seat belt (Fastening the seatbelt will cancel
any chiming that may confuse you during this programming procedure).
3. Place the key into the ignition.
4. Turn the ignition to the ON position ( Do not start the
engine ).
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5. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on the key fob.
6. After holding the UNLOCK button for four seconds,
also press the PANIC button within 6 seconds.
7. When a single chime is heard release both buttons. The
chime is an indication that you have successfully entered
program mode. All fobs that are to be programmed must
be done so within 60 seconds of when the chime was
heard.
8. Using the fob to be programmed, press and release
both the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons, simultaneously.
9. A single chime will be heard.
10. Within four seconds of hearing the chime, press and
release the UNLOCK button on the fob.
11. A single chime will be heard.
12. Repeat steps 8 through 10 to program up to six
additional fobs.
13. Turn the ignition to the OFF position.
14. Your vehicle will remain in program mode up to 60
seconds from when the original chime was heard. After
60 seconds, all programmed fobs function normally.
NOTE: If you do not have a programmed transmitter,
contact your dealer for details.
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Battery Replacement
The recommended replacement battery is CR2032.
1. If the key fob is equipped with a screw, remove the
screw. With the transmitter buttons facing down, use a flat
blade to pry the two halves of the transmitter apart. Make
sure not to damage the elastomer seal during removal.
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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.
3. To assemble the transmitter case, snap the two halves
together.
4. Replace screw if equipped.
NOTE: If the key fob is equipped with a screw, reinstall
and tighten the screw until snug.
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with a remote starting
system, which will allow the vehicle to be started up to
300 feet away from the vehicle using the remote keyless
entry key fob which is part of your ignition key.
Transmitter Battery Replacement
In order to remote start your vehicle, the hood, liftgate,
and all the doors must be closed.
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To remote start your vehicle, press the REMOTE START
button on the key fob twice within three seconds. To
indicate that the vehicle is about to start, the parking
lights will flash and the horn will sound briefly.
Once the vehicle has started, the engine will run for 15
minutes. To cancel remote start, press the REMOTE
START button once.
To enter the vehicle while the engine is running during a
remote start, you must first unlock the vehicle using the
UNLOCK button on the key fob. After the vehicle is
unlocked, you have 60 seconds to enter the vehicle, insert
the key in the Ignition and move it to the RUN position,
otherwise the engine will cancel remote start and automatically turn off.
Remote start will also cancel if any of the following occur:
• If the engine stalls or RPM exceeds 2500
• Any engine warning lamps come on
Remote Start Transmitter
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The hood is opened
The hazard switch is pressed
The transmission is moved out of park
Pressing the brake pedal.
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The vehicle can be started remotely up to a maximum of
two times. The vehicle is also allowed a maximum of one
failed start, where the remote start sequence was initiated
but cancelled before the engine begins to crank. After
either of these conditions, or if the Vehicle Theft Alarm is
alarming, or if the PANIC button was pressed, the vehicle
must be reset by inserting a valid key into the ignition
and moving it to the RUN position, then back to LOCK.
DOOR LOCKS
Manual Door Locks
All the doors can be “manually” locked from the inside
by pushing down the door lock plunger, located at the
rear of the door. Both front doors may be opened from the
inside with the door lock plunger in the down or locked
position.
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WARNING!
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
accident, lock the vehicle doors when you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for
a number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Don’t leave the keys
in the ignition. A child could operate power
windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
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Power Door Locks
A power door lock switch is on each front door trim
panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors.
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.
Automatic Door Locks
If this feature is enabled, your door locks will lock
automatically when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph
(24 km/h).
Automatic Door Lock Programming
This feature is enabled when your vehicle is shipped
from the assembly plant and can be disabled by using the
following procedure:
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
1. Enter your vehicle and Close all doors.
2. Fasten your seat belt (Fastening the seat belt will
cancel any chiming that may confuse you during this
programming procedure).
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3. Place the key into the ignition.
4. Within 10 seconds, cycle the key from the OFF position
to the ON position a minimum of four times; ending in
the ON position. (do not start the engine).
5. Within 30 seconds, press the driver’s door lock switch
in the LOCK direction.
6. A single chime will be heard to indicate the feature has
been disabled.
7. To re-activate this feature, repeat the above steps.
8. If a chime is not heard, program mode was canceled
before the feature could be disabled. If necessary, repeat
the above procedure.
Auto Unlock On Exit — If Equipped
This feature unlocks all of the doors of the vehicle when
any door is opened (excluding the liftgate). This will
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occur only after the vehicle has been shifted into the Park
position after the vehicle has been driven (shifted out of
Park and all doors closed).
This feature will not operate if there is any manual
operation of the power door locks (Lock or Unlock).
Auto Unlock On Exit Programming — If Equipped
Customer Programming sequence to enable or disable
the Auto Unlock Feature:
1. Enter your vehicle and close all doors.
2. Fasten your seat belt (fastening the seat belt will cancel
any chimes that may be confusing during this programming procedure).
3. Insert the key into the ignition.
4. Within 15 seconds, cycle the key from the OFF position
to the ON position a minimum of four times ending in
the ON position (do not start the engine).
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5. Within 30 seconds, press the driver’s door lock switch
in the UNLOCK direction.
6. A single chime will sound to indicate the feature has
been changed.
7. Repeat the above steps to alternate the availability of
this feature.
8. If a chime is not heard, program mode was canceled
before the feature could be changed. If necessary repeat
the above procedure.
Child Protection Door Lock
To provide a safer environment for children riding in the
rear seat, the rear doors of your vehicle have the childprotection door lock system.
Child Lock
To use the system, open each rear door and slide the
control UP to engage the locks and DOWN to disengage
the child-protection locks. When the system on a door is
engaged, that door can only be opened by using the
outside door handle even if the inside door lock is in the
unlocked position.
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WARNING!
Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision.
Remember that the rear doors can only be opened
from the outside when the child protection locks are
engaged.
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WINDOWS
Power Windows
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NOTE: After setting the child protection door lock
system, always test the door from the inside to make
certain it is in the desired position.
NOTE: For emergency exit with the system engaged,
move the door lock switch to the UNLOCK position, roll
down the window and open the door with the outside
door handle.
Window Switches
The control on the left front door has up-down switches
that give you finger tip control of all four power windows. There is a single opening and closing switch on the
passenger doors for passenger window control. The
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windows will operate only when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position and for ten minutes after the
ignition is turned OFF or the driver’s door is opened.
This feature can be turned off by your authorized dealer.
NOTE: The Power Accessory Delay feature will allow
the power windows to operate for ten minutes after the
ignition it turned OFF.
WARNING!
Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Don’t leave the keys in
the ignition. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
Auto Down
The driver’s and front passenger window switch has an
Auto Down feature. Push the window switch past the
first detent, release, and the window will go down
automatically. To cancel the Auto Down movement,
operate the switch in either the up or down direction and
release the switch.
Auto Up Feature with Anti-Pinch Protection
(Driver’s and Front Passenger Door Only)
Lift the window switch to the second detent, release, and
the window will go up automatically.
To stop the window from going all the way up during the
auto-up operation, push down on the switch briefly.
To close the window part way, lift the window switch to
the first detent and release when you want the window to
stop.
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NOTE: If the window runs into any obstacle during the
auto-closure it will reverse direction and then stop. Remove the obstacle and use the window switch again to
close the window. Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger the auto reverse function unexpectedly
during auto closure. If this happens pull the switch lightly
to the first detent and hold to close the window manually.
Window Lockout Switch
The window lockout switch on the driver’s door allows
you to disable the window control on the other doors. To
disable the window controls on the other doors, press the
window lock button. To enable the window controls,
press the window control button again.
WARNING!
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the
window before closing.
Resetting the Auto-Up Feature
Should the Auto-Up feature stop working the window
probably needs to be reset. To reset Auto-Up:
Pull the window switch up and close the window completely, then pull and hold the switch for 1 second.
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Window Lockout Switch
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LIFTGATE
The liftgate can be unlocked using the remote keyless
entry transmitter or by activating the power door lock
switches located on the front doors.
NOTE: When the engine is running from a Remote Start
(if equipped), the vehicle must first be unlocked by
pressing the remote transmitter UNLOCK button prior to
activating the Power Liftgate otherwise the engine will
stop automatically.
Five Button Transmitter
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Once unlocked, the liftgate can be opened or closed. To
open the liftgate, depress the liftgate release switch
located in the exterior handle and pull the liftgate open
with one fluid motion.
The liftgate will not manually open if the vehicle is in
gear or the vehicle speed is above 0 mph (0 km/h).
NOTE:
• 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. The liftgate will
re-lock automatically within 10 seconds once the liftgate is closed.
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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.
When the remote keyless entry transmitter button is
press two times and the “Lamp Flash” feature is enabled
the turn signals will flash twice to signal that the liftgate
is opening or closing.
The power liftgate may also be opened by pressing the
switch located on the overhead console.
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NOTE:
• In the event of a power malfunction to the liftgate, an
emergency liftgate latch release can be used to open
the liftgate. The emergency liftgate latch release can be
accessed through a snap-in cover located on the liftgate trim panel.
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.
A beeping signal will sound two seconds before the
liftgate starts to open or close.
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
• There are also pinch sensors attached to the side of the
liftgate. 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 position for
any of the buttons to operate. If the liftgate is not fully
open, press the remote keyless entry transmitter or
overhead console button to fully open the liftgate and
then press again to close.
• The power liftgate will not operate in temperatures
below ⫺22° F (⫺30° C) or temperatures above 150° F
(65° C). Be sure to remove any buildup of snow or ice
from the liftgate before pressing any of the power
liftgate switches.
• If the liftgate handle is pulled while the power liftgate
is closing, the liftgate will reverse to the full open
position.
• 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 handle is pulled while the power liftgate
is opening, the liftgate motor will disengage to allow
manual operation.
• If your liftgate is power closing and you put the
vehicle in gear, the liftgate will continue to power
close. However, vehicle movement may result in a
detection of an obstruction.
• The power liftgate buttons will not operate if the
vehicle is in gear or the vehicle speed is above 0 mph
(0 km/h).
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WARNING!
• Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your
passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep
the liftgate closed when you are operating the
vehicle.
• 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.
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.
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
Some of the most important safety features in your
vehicle are the restraint systems. These include the front
and rear seat belts for the driver and all passengers, knee
bolsters, front airbags for both the driver and front
passenger, and left and right side curtain airbags for the
driver and passengers seated next to a window. If you
will be carrying children too small for adult-size seat
belts, your seat belts or the LATCH feature (refer to the
Child Restraint section in this manual), can be used to
hold infant and child restraint systems.
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 that
they can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision.
Some of the worst injuries happen when people are
thrown from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility
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of ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All seating positions in your vehicle have combination
lap/shoulder belts. The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during very sudden stops or collisions.
This feature allows the shoulder part of the belt to move
freely with you under normal conditions. But in a collision, the belt will lock and reduce the risk of 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 an accident, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for
more than one person, no matter what their size.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
Pulling Out Belt and Latchplate
2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of the front
seat, next to your arm in the rear seat. Grasp the latch
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plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate up the
webbing as far as necessary to allow the belt to go around
your lap.
Removing Slack From Belt
3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
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WARNING!
• A belt buckled into the wrong buckle will not protect
you properly. The lap portion could ride too high on your
body, possibly causing internal injuries. Always buckle
your belt into the buckle nearest you.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you as well. In
a sudden stop you could move too far forward, increasing
the possibility of injury. Wear your seat belt snugly.
• A belt that is worn under your arm is very dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the vehicle
in a collision, increasing head and neck injury. And a belt
worn under the arm can cause internal injuries. Ribs
aren’t as strong as shoulder bones. Wear the belt over
your shoulder so that your strongest bones will take the
force in a collision.
• A shoulder belt placed behind will not protect you from
injury during a collision. You are more likely to hit your
head in a collision if you do not wear your shoulder belt.
The lap and shoulder belt are meant to be used together.
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.
Removing Slack From Belt
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WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t
be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your
abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt can’t do its job as well. In a collision
it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt is straight.
If you can’t straighten a belt in your vehicle, take it
to your dealer and have it fixed.
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor
will withdraw any slack in the belt.
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6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position.
If necessary, slide the latch plate down the webbing to
allow the belt to retract fully.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision
and leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt
system periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose
parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately.
Do not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.). If the front airbags are deployed the front
pretensioning retractors must be replaced.
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Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the front and second row outboard seats, the shoulder
belt can be adjusted upward or downward to help position
the belt away from your neck. Push in on the anchorage
release button to release the anchorage, and then move it
up or down to the position that serves you best.
As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will
prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average,
you’ll prefer a higher position. When you release the
anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that
it is locked in the desired position. Pull the seatback
forward to ensure that it is locked in the upright position.
WARNING!
A 20% seatback that is not fully latched in the
upright position will not protect you properly.
Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt
Second Row Center Seat Belt
The center seating position in the second row has a seat
belt assembly that can be converted from the normal
emergency locking mode to the automatic locking mode.
The seat belt should only be used in the automatic
locking mode when a child seat is installed at this seating
location.
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When sitting in this seating location, ensure the seatback
is fully engaged with the seatback latch by pushing
rearward on the center seatback until you hear a click
that signals latch engagement.
Automatic Locking Mode
To convert from the normal emergency locking mode to
the automatic locking mode, grasp the shoulder belt
portion and pull all of the webbing out of the retractor.
Allow some of the webbing to retract into the retractor, as
the belt retracts you will hear a clicking sound to indicate
the seat belt is now in the automatic locking mode. Once
the automatic locking mode has been activated, you will
not be able pull the webbing back out of the retractor. To
disengage the automatic locking mode, simply allow the
seat belt to retract fully into the retractor to return the seat
belt to the normal emergency locking mode.
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Rear 60/40 Seat Third Row Center Three Point
Belt — If Equipped
The center three point seat belt for the third row rear seat
may be disconnected to allow the 60% seat back to easily
fold down. The keyed-buckle latch plate (small latch
plate at the end of the belt) can be detached from the
keyed seat belt buckle (buckle without a red release
button) located on the left inboard side of the third row
bench seat. Insert the ignition key into the center white
slot on the keyed buckle. The small latchplate can be
removed when the key is pressed into the buckle. Allow
the retractor to take up the surplus webbing, and insert
the latch plates into the slots in the headliner for storage
while the 60% seat back is folded down.
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WARNING!
• If the small (keyed buckle) latch plate and keyed
buckle are not properly connected when the seat
belt is used by an occupant, the seat belt will not
be able to provide the proper restraint and will
increase the risk of injury in a collision.
• When reattaching the small (keyed buckle) latch
plate and keyed buckle, ensure the seat belt
webbing is not twisted. If the webbing is twisted,
follow the preceeding procedure to detach the
small latch plate from the keyed buckle, untwist
the webbing, and reattach the small latch plate
and keyed buckle.
Third Row Center Seat Belt
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To reattach the seat belt to the third row center seat, pull
the small (keyed buckle) latch plate forward from the
headliner slots and insert it into the keyed buckle until
there is an audible click. Refer to the previous section for
the proper seat belt usage.
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Headliner Stowage Slots
Third Row Center Seat Belt
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Seat Belt Pretensioners
The seat belts for both front seating positions are
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove any slack from the seat belt system in the event of
a collision. These devices improve the performance of the
seat belt by assuring that the belt is tight about the
occupant early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all
size occupants, including those in child restraints.
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be
worn snugly and positioned properly.
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). Like the airbags, the pretensioners are single use items. After a collision that is severe
enough to deploy the airbags and pretensioners, both
must be replaced.
Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System
(BeltAlert)
If the driver’s seat belt has not been buckled within 60
seconds of starting the vehicle and if the vehicle speed is
greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), the Enhanced Warning
System (BeltAlert) will alert the driver to buckle their seat
belt. The driver should also instruct all other occupants to
buckle their seat belts. 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).
Once the warning is triggered it can be paused if the
vehicle speed drops below 5 mph (8 km/h. The warning
will be restarted if the vehicle speed becomes greater
than 5 mph.
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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 START position. DaimlerChrysler does not recommend deactivating the Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlert).
1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and
buckle the driver’s seat belt. DO NOT start the engine or
press the trip reset button.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position and wait
for the seat belt Warning Light to turn off. If during this
time, the seat belt becomes unbuckled or the engine is
cranked or started, programming will be cancelled.
3. Unbuckle and then re-buckle the driver’s seat belt
three times within 10 seconds, ending with the seat belt
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buckled. A chime will sound immediately (once the
feature has toggled). If during this time the ignition
switch is turned out of the ON position or the timer
expires, programming mode will be cancelled.
4. Programming mode will be cancelled after the feature
has toggled with the seat belt still buckled or if the
ignition switch is turned to the lock position or 10
seconds after the feature has toggled.
The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.
NOTE: Although the Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlert) has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning
Light will continue to illuminate while the driver’s seat
belt remains unbuckled.
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Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
We recommend that pregnant women use seat belts
throughout their pregnancies. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug against the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is a collision.
Seat Belt Extender
If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended, your
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
long enough. When it is not required, remove the extender and store it.
WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use the
seat belt extender when the lap belt is not long
enough when it is worn low and snug, and in the
recommended seating positions. Remove and store
the extender when not needed.
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Driver And Right Front Passenger Supplemental
Restraint System (SRS)—Airbags
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the instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
words SRS/AIRBAG are embossed on the airbag covers.
NOTE: The front airbags are certified to the Federal
regulations that allow less forceful deployment.
The front airbags have a multistage inflator design. This
may allow the airbag to have different rates of inflation
that are based on collision severity and occupant size.
This vehicle is also equipped with window bags to
protect the driver, front, and rear passengers sitting next
to a window. The window bags are located above the side
windows. Their covers are also labeled SRS AIRBAG.
This vehicle has airbags for both the driver and right
front passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint
systems. The driver’s front airbag is mounted in the
steering wheel. The passenger front airbag is mounted in
NOTE: Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior
trim; but they will open to allow airbag deployment.
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WARNING!
• Do not put anything on or around the front airbag
covers or attempt to manually open them. You may
damage the airbags and you could be injured because the airbags are no longer functional. These
protective covers for the airbag cushions are designed to open only when the airbags are inflating.
• 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.
• Do not have any accessory items installed which
will alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to
your vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require
permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation on the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the
roof of the vehicle for any reason.
NOTE: Do not use a clothing bar mounted to the coat
hooks in this vehicle. A clothing bar will impede the
proper performance of the window bags.
Along with the seat belts, front airbags work with the
instrument panel knee bolsters to provide improved
protection for the driver and front passenger. Window
bags also work with seat belts to improve occupant
protection.
The seat belts are designed to protect you in many types
of collisions. The front airbags deploy in moderate to
severe frontal collisions and occupant size.
The window bag on the crash side of the vehicle is
triggered in moderate to severe side collisions. But even
in collisions where the airbags work, you need the seat
belts to keep you in the right position for the airbags to
protect you properly.
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Here are some simple steps you can follow to minimize
the risk of harm from a deploying airbag.
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be moved
back as far as practical to allow the airbag room to inflate.
1. Children 12 years and under should always ride
buckled up in a rear seat in an appropriate child restraint.
4. If your vehicle has window bags, do not lean against
the door or window, airbags will inflate forcefully into
the space between you and the door.
Infants in rear-facing child restraints should NEVER ride
in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger front airbag.
An airbag deployment can cause severe injury or death to
infants in that position.
You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
2. All occupants should use their lap and shoulder belts
properly.
5. If the airbag system in this vehicle needs to be
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact the
Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided in the ⬙If
You Need Customer Assistance⬙ section later in this
owner’s manual.
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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 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.
Air Bag System Components
The airbag system consists of the following:
• Occupant Restraint Controller
• Side Remote Acceleration Sensors
• Airbag Warning Light
• Driver Airbag
• Passenger Airbag
• Window Bags above Side Windows
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
• Interconnecting Wiring
• Knee Impact Bolsters
• Front Acceleration Sensors
• Driver and Front Passenger Seat Belt Pretensioners
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How the Airbag System Works
• The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines
if a frontal collision is severe enough to require the
airbags to inflate. The front airbag inflators are designed to provide different rates of airbag inflation
from direction provided by the ORC. The ORC will not
detect roll over.
The ORC also monitors the readiness of the electronic
parts of the system whenever the ignition switch is in
the START or RUN positions. These include all of the
items listed above except the steering wheel and
column, and knee bolsters. If the key is in the OFF
position, in the ACC position, or not in the ignition,
the airbags are not on and will not inflate.
During a moderate-to-severe rear impact the ORC may
deploy the seat belt pretensioners alone.
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Also, the ORC turns on the AIRBAG warning
light in the instrument cluster for 6 to 8 seconds
for a self-check when the ignition is first turned
on. After the self-check, the AIRBAG warning
light will turn off. If the ORC detects a malfunction in any
part of the system, it turns on the AIRBAG warning light
either momentarily or continuously. A single chime will
sound if the light comes on again after initial start up.
WARNING!
Ignoring the AIRBAG warning light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the airbags
to protect you in a collision. If the light does not
come on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it
comes on as you drive, have the airbag system
checked right away.
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• The Driver and Passenger Airbag/Inflator Units are
located in the center of the steering wheel and the right
side of the instrument panel. When the ORC detects a
collision requiring the airbags, it signals the inflator
units. A large quantity of nontoxic gas is generated to
inflate the front airbags. Different airbag inflation rates
may be possible based on collision severity. The steering wheel hub trim cover and the upper right side of
the instrument panel separate and fold out of the way
as the bags inflate to their full size. The bags fully
inflate in about 50 - 70 milliseconds. This is about half
of the time it takes to blink your eyes. The bags then
quickly deflate while helping to restrain the driver and
front passenger. The driver’s front airbag gas is vented
through vent holes in the sides of the airbag. The
passenger’s front airbag gas is vented through vent
holes in the sides of the airbag. In this way the airbags
do not interfere with your control of the vehicle.
• The Side Impact SRS Window Bags are designed to
activate only in certain side collisions. When the ORC
(with side impact option) detects a collision requiring
the window bags to inflate, it signals the inflators on
the crash side of the vehicle. A quantity of nontoxic gas
is generated to inflate the window bag. The inflating
window bag pushes the outside edge of the headliner
out of the way and covers the window. The airbag
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 3-1/2 inches (9
cm) thick when it is inflated.
• The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of
the driver and the front passenger, and position everyone for the best interaction with the front airbag.
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The following requirements must be strictly adhered to:
• 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.
• 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.
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If A Deployment Occurs
The airbag system is designed to deploy the airbags
when the impact sensors detect a moderate-to-severe
frontal collision, to help restrain the driver and front
passenger, and then immediately deflate.
NOTE: A frontal collision that is not severe enough to
need airbag protection will not activate the system. This
does not mean something is wrong with the airbag
system.
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.
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However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
immediately. As the airbags deflate you may see some
smoke-like particles. The particles are a normal byproduct of the process that generates the nontoxic gas
used for airbag inflation. These airborne particles may
irritate the skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin
or eye irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For
nose or throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the
irritation continues, see your doctor. If these particles
settle on your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
• It is not advisable to drive your vehicle after the
airbags have deployed. If you are involved in another
collision, the airbags will not be in place to protect you.
WARNING!
Deployed airbags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
protect you in another collision. Have the airbags,
seat belt pretensioners, and the front passenger seat
belt retractor assembly, replaced by an authorized
dealer as soon as possible.
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Maintaining Your Airbag System
WARNING!
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Modifications to any part of the airbag system could cause it to fail
when you need it. You could be injured if the airbag system is not
there to protect you. Do not modify the components or wiring,
including adding any kind of badges or stickers to the steering
wheel hub trim cover or the upper right side of the instrument
panel. Do not modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or
add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
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.
You need proper knee impact protection in a collision. Do not mount or
locate any aftermarket equipment on or behind the knee bolsters.
It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the airbag system yourself.
Be sure to tell anyone who works on your vehicle that it has an
airbag system.
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Enhanced Accident Response System
If the airbags deploy after an impact and the electrical
system remains functional, vehicles equipped with
power door locks will unlock automatically. In addition,
approximately 5 seconds after the vehicle has stopped
moving, the interior lights will light until the ignition
switch is turned off.
Airbag Light
You will want to have the airbags ready to
inflate for your protection in an impact. While
the airbag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of the following occurs, have
an authorized dealer service the system promptly:
• The airbag light does not come on or flickers during
the 6 to 8 seconds when the ignition switch is first
turned on.
• The light remains on or flickers after the 6 to 8 second
interval.
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• The light flickers or comes on and remains on while
driving.
NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer or any engine
related gauges are not working, the airbag control module may also be disabled. The airbags may not be ready
to inflate for your protection. Promptly check fuse block
for blown fuses. Refer to the label located on the inside of
the fuse block cover for the proper airbag fuses. See your
dealer if the fuse is good.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
In the event of an airbag deployment, your vehicle is
designed to record up to 2-seconds of specific vehicle
data parameters (see list below) in an event data recorder
prior to the moment of airbag deployment. Please note
that such data are ONLY recorded if an airbag deploys,
and are otherwise unavailable. In conjunction with other
data gathered during a complete accident investigation,
the electronic data may be used by DaimlerChrysler
Corporation and others to learn more about the possible
causes of crashes and associated injuries in order to
assess and improve vehicle performance. In addition to
crash investigations initiated by DaimlerChrysler Corporation, such investigations may be requested by customers, insurance carriers, government officials, and professional crash researchers, such as those associated with
universities, and with hospital and insurance organizations.
In the event that an investigation is undertaken by
DaimlerChrysler Corporation (regardless of initiative),
the company or its designated representative will first
obtain permission of the appropriate custodial entity for
the vehicle (usually the vehicle owner or lessee) before
accessing the electronic data stored, unless ordered to
download data by a court with legal jurisdiction (i.e.,
pursuant to a warrant). A copy of the data will be
provided to the custodial entity upon request. General
data that does not identify particular vehicles or crashes
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may be released for incorporation in aggregate crash
databases, such as those maintained by the US government and various states. Data of a potentially sensitive
nature, such as would identify a particular driver, vehicle, or crash, will be treated confidentially. Confidential
data will not be disclosed by DaimlerChrysler Corporation to any third party except when:
1. Used for research purposes, such as to match data
with a particular crash record in an aggregate database,
provided confidentiality of personal data is thereafter
preserved
2. Used in defense of litigation
DaimlerChrysler Corporation product
involving
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Data Parameters that May Be Recorded:
• Diagnostic trouble code(s) and warning lamp status
for electronically-controlled safety systems, including
the airbag system
• Airbag disable lamp status (if equipped)
• ⬙Time⬙ of airbag deployment (in terms of ignition
cycles and vehicle mileage)
• Airbag deployment level (if applicable)
• Seatbelt status
• Brake status (service and parking brakes)
• Accelerator status (including vehicle speed)
3. Requested by police under a legal warrant
• Engine control status (including engine speed)
4. Otherwise required by law
• Cruise control status
• Traction/stability control status
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Child Restraint
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the
time - babies and children, too. Every state in the United
States and all Canadian provinces require that small
children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the law,
and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it. Children 12
years and under should ride properly buckled up in a
rear seat, if available. According to crash statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seats
rather than in the front.
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult seat belt. Always check the child seat
owner’s manual to ensure you have the right seat for
your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your child:
Infants and Small Children
• This vehicle is not capable of accommodating the
installation of a car bed used for carrying newborn
babies at the right front passenger seat position. If a car
bed must be used to transport a newborn baby, the car
bed must be installed in the second seating row only.
• 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.
• 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
infant carriers do, so they can be used rearward-facing
by children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) but are
less than one year old. Both types of child restraints are
held in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the
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LATCH child restraint anchorage system. (See the
LATCH - Child Seat Anchorage System section.)
• Rearward-facing child seats must NEVER be used in
the front seat of a vehicle with a front passenger
airbag. 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. (See the LATCH - Child Seat
Anchorage System Section.)
The belt-positioning booster seat is for children weighing
more than 40 lbs (18 kg), but who are still too small to fit
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the vehicle’s seat belts properly. If the child cannot sit
with knees bent over the vehicle’s seat cushion while the
child’s back is against the seat back, they should use a
belt-positioning booster seat. The child and beltpositioning booster seat are held in the vehicle by the
lap/shoulder belt.
Children Too Large for Booster Seats
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seat back should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat.
• Make sure that the child is upright in the seat.
• The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug
as possible.
• Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or
slouching can move the belt out of position.
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• If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the
child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never allow a
child to put the shoulder belt under an arm.
WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• A rearward facing infant restraint should only be
used in a rear seat. A rearward facing infant
restraint in the front seat may be struck by a
deploying passenger airbag which may cause severe or fatal to the infant.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of your child
restraint:
• Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it
has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. The manufacturer recommends that you
try a child restraint in the vehicle seats where you will
use it before you buy it.
• The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s
weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for
weight and height limits.
• Carefully follow the instructions that come with the
restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may
not work when you need it.
• The second row outside seating positions and all third
row seats have cinching latch plates. The second row
center position has an automatic locking retractor.
These are designed to keep the lap portion tight
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around the child restraint so that it is not necessary to
use a locking clip. If the seat belt has a cinching latch
plate, pulling up on the shoulder portion of the
lap/shoulder belt will tighten the belt. The cinching
latch plate will keep the belt tight, however, any seat
belt system will loosen with time, so check the belt
occasionally and pull it tight if necessary. If the seat
belt has a automatic locking retractor, it will have a
distinctive label. Pull the belt from the retractor until
there is enough to allow you to pass through the child
restraint and slide the latch plate into the buckle. Then,
pull the belt until it is all extracted from the retractor.
Allow the belt to return to the retractor, pulling on the
excess webbing to tighten the lap portion about the
child restraint. Refer to ⬙Automatic Locking Mode⬙
earlier in this section.
• Buckle the child into the restraint exactly as the
manufacturer’s instructions tell you.
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• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in the
vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from the vehicle.
Do not leave it loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or
collision, it could strike the occupants or seat backs
and cause serious personal injury.
LATCH - Child Seat Anchorage System (Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren)
Your vehicle’s second row seat is equipped with the child
restraint anchorage system called LATCH. The LATCH
system provides for the installation of the child restraint
without using the vehicle’s seat belts, instead securing
the child restraint using lower anchorages and upper
tether straps from the child restraint to the vehicle
structure. LATCH-compatible child restraint systems are
now available. However, because the lower anchorages
are to be introduced over a period of years, child restraint
systems having attachments for those anchorages will
continue to also have features for installation using the
vehicle’s seat belts. Child restraints having tether straps
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and hooks for connection to the top tether anchorages
have been available for some time. For some older child
restraints, many child restraint manufacturers offer
add-on tether strap kits or retro-fit kits. You are urged to
take advantage of all the available attachments provided
with your child restraint in any vehicle.
All three second row seating positions have lower anchorages that are capable of accommodating LATCHcompatible child seats having flexible, webbing-mounted
lower attachments. Child seats with fixed lower attachments must be installed in the outboard positions only.
Regardless of the specific type of lower attachment,
NEVER install LATCH-compatible child seats such that
two seats share a common lower anchorage. If you are
installing LATCH-compatible child restraints in adjacent
rear seating positions, you can use the LATCH anchors or
the vehicle’s seat belt for the outboard position, but you
must use the vehicle’s seat belt at the center position. If
your child restraints are not LATCH-compatible, you can
only install the child restraints using the vehicle’s seat
belts. Please refer to the next section for typical installation instructions.
Second Row Seat Left Side
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Second Row Seat Right Side
Installing the LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
System
We urge that you carefully follow the directions of the
manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all
child restraint systems will be installed as described here.
Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that
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were provided with the child restraint system. The rear
seat lower anchorages are round bars, located at the rear
of the seat cushion where it meets the seat back, and are
just visible when you lean into the rear seat to install the
child restraint. You will easily feel them if you run your
finger along the intersection of the seatback and seat
cushion surfaces. In addition, there are tether strap
anchorages behind each second row seating position
located on the back of the seat. Many, but not all restraint
systems will be equipped with separate straps on each
side, with each having a hook or connector for attachment to the lower anchorage and a means of adjusting
the tension in the strap. Forward-facing toddler restraints
and some rear-facing infant restraints will also be
equipped with a tether strap, a hook for attachment to the
tether strap anchorage and a means of adjusting the
tension of the strap. You will first loosen the adjusters on
the lower straps and on the tether strap so that you can
more easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle
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anchorages. Next attach the lower hooks or connectors
over the top of the anchorage bars, pushing aside the seat
cover material. Then attach the tether strap to the anchorage located on the back of the seat, being careful to route
the tether strap to provide the most direct path between
the anchor and the child restraint. If your vehicle is
equipped with adjustable rear head restraints, raise the
head restraint and, route the tether strap under the head
restraint and between the two posts. Finally, tighten all
three straps as you push the child restraint rearward and
downward into the seat, removing slack in the straps
according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
NOTE: When using the LATCH attaching system to
install a child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts
not being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out
of reach of children. It is recommended that before
installing the child restraint, buckle the seat belt so the
seat belt is tucked behind the child restraint and out of
reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with the child
restraint installation, instead of tucking the seat belt
behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through the
child restraint belt path and then buckle it. This should
stow the seat belt out of the reach of an inquisitive child.
Remind all children in the vehicle that the seat belts are
not toys and should not be played with, and never leave
your child unattended in the vehicle.
WARNING!
Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or
child restraint. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly
when installing an infant or child restraint.
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Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat
Belt
The second and third row seats have either cinching latch
plates or automatic locking retractors which are designed
to keep the lap portion tight around the child restraint so
that it is not necessary to use a locking clip. If the seat belt
has a cinching latch plate, pulling up on the shoulder
portion of the lap/shoulder belt will tighten the belt. The
cinching latch plate will keep the belt tight, however, any
seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the belt
occasionally and pull it tight if necessary. If the seat belt
has a automatic locking retractor, it will have a distinctive
label. Pull the belt from the retractor until there is enough
to allow you to pass through the child restraint and slide
the latch plate into the buckle. Then, pull the belt until it
is all extracted from the retractor. Allow the belt to return
to the retractor, pulling on the excess webbing to tighten
the lap portion about the child restraint. Refer to ⬙Automatic Locking Mode⬙ earlier in this section.
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Second Row Seat Tether Anchors
Child Restraints in Third Row Seating (If Equipped)
For vehicles equipped with third row split bench (60/40)
seating, the tether strap anchorage is located on the seat
back behind the center seating position. The hooks in the
rear floor are NOT designed to withstand the forces that
may occur during a crash.
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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. Children and infants are safer when properly
restrained in a child restraint system secured in a
rear seating position.
Child Restraint Tether Anchor
There are tether strap anchorages behind each seating
position in the second row and behind the center seating
position in the case of the third row seat (60/40) split
bench, if equipped. To install child restraint tether follow
these instructions.
1. Place the child restraint in the center seating position
of the third row of seats.
Third Row Seat Tether Anchor
2. Route the tether strap under the head restraint and
between the two headrest posts.
3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to
the tether anchor located on the seat back and remove the
slack in the tether strap according to the manufacturer’s
instructions.
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WARNING!
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
seat failure and injury to the child. In a collision, the
seat could come loose and allow the child to crash
into the inside of the vehicle or other passengers, or
even be thrown from the vehicle. Use only the
anchor positions directly behind the child seat to
secure a child restraint top tether strap. Follow the
instructions for Child Restraint Tether Anchor in
this section. See your dealer for help if necessary.
Transporting Pets
Airbags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
a collision. Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in
pet harnesses or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
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ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the engine in
your new vehicle. Drive moderately during the first 300
miles (500 km). After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds
up to 50 or 55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable. While
cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration, within the limits
of local traffic laws, contributes to a good break-in.
Avoid wide open throttle acceleration in low gear.
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high-quality, energy-conserving type lubricant. Oil
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur.
The recommended viscosity and quality grades are
shown in Section 7.
NON-DETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERAL OILS
MUST NEVER BE USED.
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A new engine may consume some oil during its first few
thousand miles of operation. This is a normal part of the
break-in and is not an indication of difficulty.
SAFETY TIPS
Exhaust System
WARNING!
Exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an extremely toxic gas that by itself is colorless and
odorless. To avoid inhaling these gases, the following precautions should be observed:
• Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in confined
areas any longer than needed to move your vehicle in
or out of the area.
• It may be necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for more than a short period. If so,
adjust your climate control system to force outside air
into the vehicle. Set the blower at high speed and the
controls in any position except OFF or RECIRC.
• The best protection against carbon monoxide entry
into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine
exhaust system.
Be aware of changes in the sound of the exhaust system;
exhaust fumes detected inside the vehicle; or damage to
the underside or rear of the vehicle. Have a competent
mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated or
mispositioned parts. Open seams or loose connections
could permit exhaust fumes to seep into the passenger
compartment. In addition, inspect the exhaust system
each time the vehicle is raised for lubrication or oil
change. Replace or adjust as required.
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Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
Heater Defroster Ducts
Inspect the heater defroster ducts for proper operation.
Check for proper air flow through all defroster ducts. If
there are any question regarding the operation of your
heater defroster ducts, have the system checked by an
authorized dealer
Seat Belts
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
frays and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after an accident if
they have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.) or if the front airbags have deployed. If there is any
question regarding belt or retractor condition, replace the
belt.
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Airbag Light
The light should come on and remain on for 6 to 8
seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned ON. If the light is not lit during starting, see you
authorized dealer. If the light stays on, flickers or comes
on while driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer. If there is a problem with the airbag light the
seatbelt light will flash.
Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The
Vehicle
Tires
Examine tires for tread wear or uneven wear patterns.
Check for stones, nails, glass or other objects lodged in
the tread.
Inspect for tread cuts or sidewall cracks. Check wheel
nuts for tightness and tires for proper pressure.
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Lights
Check the operation of all exterior lights. Check turn
signal and high beam indicator lights on the instrument
panel.
Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching and locking.
Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
water, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if fuel fumes are
detected the cause should be located and corrected.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . . .80
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
▫ Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
▫ Electric Remote-Control Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . .81
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . . .83
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
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▫ Automatic Dimming Driver’s Exterior Mirror —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
䡵 Hands–Free Communication (UConnect™) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
▫ Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
▫ UConnect™ System Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
UConnect™ System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
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䡵 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ Third Row Seat Bench — If Equipped . . . . . . . 120
▫ Front Seat Manual Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . 108
▫ Third Row 60/40 Folding — If Equipped . . . . 122
▫ Front Seats Manual Seat Recliners . . . . . . . . . . 109
䡵 Driver Memory System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 124
▫ Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
▫ Setting Memory Positions And Linking Remote
Keyless Entry Transmitter To Memory . . . . . . . 125
▫ Adjustable Head Restraints — All Seating
Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
▫ Memory Position Recall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
▫ 8 - Way Driver’s Power Seat — If Equipped . . 111
▫ 4 - Way Passenger’s Power Seat —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
▫ Second Row Bucket Seats —
Fold And Tumble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
▫ Second Row 40/20/40 Seat —
Fold And Tumble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
▫ To Disable A Transmitter Linked To Memory . . 127
▫ Self-Limiting Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
▫ Driver Easy Exit And Easy Entry Control . . . . 128
䡵 To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
䡵 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
▫ Battery Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
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▫ Headlight Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
䡵 Driver Adjustable Pedals — If Equipped . . . . . . 142
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . . 133
▫ Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
▫ Headlights, Parking Lights, Panel Lights . . . . . 133
䡵 Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped . . . . . . 143
▫ Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
▫ Daytime Running Lights (Canada Only) . . . . . 134
▫ To Set At A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
▫ Multifunction Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
䡵 Windshield Wipers And Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
▫ Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
䡵 Rear Park Assist System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 147
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
䡵 Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
䡵 Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
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䡵 Overhead Console With Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped . . . . . 151
▫ Dome/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
▫ Compass/Temperature Button . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
䡵 Garage Door Opener — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 160
▫ Programming HomeLink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
▫ Canadian Programming/Gate Programming . . 164
▫ Using HomeLink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
▫ Erasing HomeLink Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
▫ Reprogramming a Single HomeLink Button . . . 165
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
䡵 Power Sunroof — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
▫ Express Open Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
䡵 Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
▫ 115V Inverter Outlet – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 170
▫ Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off (Battery
Fed Configuration) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
䡵 Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
▫ Floor Console Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
▫ Rear Floor Console Features – If Equipped . . . 174
䡵 Factory Installed Roof Luggage Rack . . . . . . . . . 175
䡵 Cargo Management System—If Equipped . . . . . . 177
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror
The mirror should be adjusted to center on the view
through the rear window. A two-point pivot system
allows for horizontal and vertical adjustment of the
mirror.
Day/Night Mirror
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Annoying headlight glare can be reduced by moving the
small control under the mirror to the night position
(toward rear of truck). The mirror should be adjusted
while set in the day position (toward windshield).
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Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
This 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 indicate when the
dimming feature is activated. This option also controls
the driver side mirror when it is equipped with auto
dimming glass.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
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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.
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Electric Remote-Control Mirrors
The controls for the power mirrors are located on the
driver’s door trim panel.
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Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s)
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight
overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror.
Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature — If Equipped
Folding exterior mirrors are hinged and may be moved
either forward or rearward to resist damage.
Power Mirror Control
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
To adjust a mirror, turn the control wand toward the left
or right mirror positions indicated. Tilt the control wand
in the direction you want the mirror to move. When
finished adjusting the mirror, turn the control to the
center position to prevent accidentally moving a mirror.
WARNING!
Mirror Directions
Vehicles and other objects seen in the right side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your right
side mirror could cause you to collide with another
vehicle or other object. Use your inside mirror when
judging the size or distance of a vehicle seen in the
right side mirror.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
An illuminated vanity mirror is on each sun visor. To use
the mirror, rotate the sun visor down and swing the
mirror cover upward. The lights will turn on automatically. Closing the mirror cover turns off the light.
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Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
Heated mirrors are automatically activated when you
depress the rear window defroster switch located on the
instrument panel. The light will illuminate to indicate
that the heating elements are ON. Turning Off the rear
window defroster or the ignition will deactivate the
heated mirrors.
Automatic Dimming Driver’s Exterior Mirror — If
Equipped
This mirror will automatically adjust for annoying light
glare from vehicles behind you. This feature is controlled
by the inside mirror and can be turned off by pressing the
button at the base of the inside mirror.
Lighted Vanity Mirror
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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
a phone number with your cellular phone using simple
voice commands (e.g., ⬙Call” ѧ “Mike” ѧ”Work⬙ or ⬙Dial”
ѧ “248-555-1212⬙). Your cellular phone’s audio is transmitted through your vehicle’s audio system; the system
will automatically mute your radio when using the
UConnect™ system.
NOTE: The UConnect™ system use requires a cellular
phone equipped with the Bluetooth ⬙Hands-Free Profile,⬙
version 0.96 or higher. See www.chrysler.com/uconnect
for supported phones.
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 conversation.
The UConnect™ phonebook enables you to store up to 32
names and four numbers per name. Each language has a
separate 32-name phonebook accessible only in that
language. 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), as long as
your phone is turned on and has been paired to the
vehicle’s UConnect™ system. The UConnect™ system
allows up to seven cellular phones to be linked to system.
Only one linked (or paired) cellular phone can be used
with the system at a time. The system is available in
English, Spanish, or French languages (as equipped).
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
The rearview mirror contains the microphone for the
system and the control buttons that will enable you to
access the system.
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your cellular phone supports a different profile (e.g.,
Headset Profile), you may not be able to use any UConnect™ features. Refer to your cellular service provider or
the phone manufacturer for details.
The UConnect™ system is fully integrated with the
vehicle’s audio system. The volume of the UConnect™
system can be adjusted either from the radio volume
control knob, or from the steering wheel radio control
(right switch), if so equipped.
The radio display will be used for visual prompts from
the UConnect™ system such as ⬙CELL⬙ or caller ID on
certain radios.
UConnect™ Switches
The UConnect™ system can be used with any HandsFree Profile certified Bluetooth™ cellular phone. See
www.chrysler.com/uconnect for supported phones. If
Operations
Voice commands can be used to operate the UConnect™
system and to navigate through the UConnect™ menu
structure. Voice commands are required after most
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UConnect™ system prompts. You will be prompted for a
specific command and then guided through the available
options.
• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for
the voice on beep, which follows the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt
or another prompt.
• For certain operations, compound commands can be
used. For example, instead of saying ⬙Setup⬙ and then
⬙Phone Pairing,⬙ the following compound command
can be said: ⬙Setup Phone Pairing.⬙
• For each feature explanation in this section, only the
combined form of the voice command is given. You
can also break the commands into parts and say each
part of the command, when you are asked for it. For
example, you can use the combined form voice command ⬙Phonebook New Entry,⬙ or you can break the
combined form command into two voice commands:
⬙Phonebook⬙ and ⬙New Entry.⬙ Please remember, the
UConnect™ system works best when you talk in a
normal conversational tone, as if speaking to some one
sitting eight feet away from you.
Voice Command Tree
Refer to “Voice Tree” at the end of this section.
Help Command
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to
know your options are at any prompt, say ⬙Help⬙ following the voice on beep. The UConnect™ system will play
all the options at any prompt if you ask for help.
To activate the UConnect™ system from idle, simply
press the ’Phone’ button and follow audible prompts for
directions. All UConnect™ system sessions begin with a
press of the ’Phone’ button on the mirror.
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Cancel Command
At any prompt, after the voice on beep, you can say
⬙Cancel⬙ and you will be returned to the main menu.
However, in a few instances the system will take you
back to the previous menu.
NOTE:
• www.chrysler.com/uconnect
Pair (Link) UConnect™ System to a Cellular Phone
To begin using your UConnect™ system, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth™ enabled cellular phone.
The following are general phone to UConnect™ System
pairing instructions:
NOTE: The UConnect™ system use requires a cellular
phone equipped with the Bluetooth ⬙Hands-Free Profile,⬙
version 0.96 or higher. See www.chrysler.com/uconnect
for supported phones.
To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference your cellular phone owner’s manual. One of the
following vehicle specific websites may also provide
detailed instructions for pairing with the brand of phone
that you have:
• www.dodge.com/uconnect
• www.jeep.com/uconnect
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Setup Phone Pairing⬙ and follow the audible prompts.
• When prompted, after the voice on beep, say ⬙Pair a
Phone⬙ and follow the audible prompts.
• You will be asked to say a four-digit pin number,
which you will later need to enter into your cellular.
You can enter any four-digit pin number. You will not
need to remember this pin number after the initial
pairing process.
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• For identification purposes, you will be prompted to
give the 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 being the highest
priority. You can pair up to seven cellular phones to
your UConnect™ system. However, at any given time,
only one cellular phone can be in use, connected to
your UConnect™ System. 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 priority 3 and priority 5
phones are present in the vehicle, the UConnect™
system will use the priority 3 cellular phone when you
make a call. You can select to use a lower priority
cellular phone at any time (refer to ⬙Advanced Phone
Connectivity⬙).
Call/Dial by Saying a Number
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Dial.⬙
• System will prompt you to say the number you want
call.
• For example, you can say ⬙234-567-8901.⬙
• The UConnect™ system will confirm the phone number and then dial. The number will appear in the
display of certain radios.
Call/Dial by Saying a Name
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
“Dial” or Call.⬙
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• System will prompt you to say the name of the person
you want call.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Phonebook New Entry.⬙
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the person you want to call. For example,
you can say ⬙John Doe,⬙ where John Doe is a previously stored name entry in the UConnect™ phonebook. Refer to ⬙Add Names to Your UConnect™
Phonebook,⬙ to learn how to store a name in the
phonebook.
• When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of
long names helps the voice recognition and is recommended. For example, say ⬙Robert Smith⬙ or ⬙Robert⬙
instead of ⬙Bob.⬙
• The UConnect™ system will confirm the name and
then dial the corresponding phone number, which
may appear in the display of certain radios.
Add Names to Your UConnect™ Phonebook
NOTE: Adding names to phonebook is recommended
when vehicle is not in motion.
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g.,
⬙Home,⬙ ⬙Work,⬙ ⬙Mobile,⬙ or ⬙Pager⬙). This will allow
you to store multiple numbers for each phonebook
entry, if desired.
• When prompted, 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 in the phonebook with each name having up to
four associated phone numbers and designations. Each
language has a separate 32-name phonebook accessible
only in that language.
Edit Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook
NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended
when vehicle is not in motion.
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, 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 (home, work,
mobile, or pager) that you wish to edit.
• When prompted, 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 using the ⬙Phonebook Edit⬙ feature.
Delete Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook
NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended
when vehicle is not in motion.
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
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• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Phonebook Delete.⬙
• After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will
then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish
to delete. You can either say the name of a 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 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.⬙
• After you enter the name, the UConnect™ system will
ask you which designation you wish to delete, home,
work, mobile, or pager. Say the designation you wish
to delete.
• Note that only the phonebook entry in the current
language is deleted.
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After confirmation, the phonebook entries will be deleted. Note that only the phonebook in the current
language is deleted.
Delete All Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Phonebook Erase 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 and the following beep, 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 then say ⬙Call.⬙ NOTE: the user can also
exercise ⬙Edit⬙ or ⬙Delete⬙ operations at this point.
• 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 features 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. Check with
your cellular service provider for the features that you
have.
Answer or Reject an Incoming Call - No Call
Currently in Progress
When you receive a call on your cellular phone, the
UConnect™ system will interrupt the vehicle audio
system, if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the
call. To reject the call, press and hold 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, you will hear the same network tones for
call waiting that you normally hear when using your cell
phone. Press the ’Phone’ button to place the current call
on hold and answer the incoming call. NOTE: The
UConnect™ system compatible phones in market today
do not support rejecting an incoming call when another
call is in progress. Therefore, the user can only either
answer an incoming call or ignore it.
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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. To go back to the first call, refer
to ⬙Toggling Between Calls.⬙ To combine two calls, refer
to ⬙Conference Call.⬙
Place/Retrieve a Call from Hold
To put a call on hold, press the ⬘Phone’ button until you
hear a single beep. This indicates that the call is on hold.
To bring the call back from hold, press and hold the
⬘Phone’ button until you hear a single beep.
Toggling Between Calls
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
press the ’Phone’ button until you hear a single beep
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indicating that the active and hold status of the two calls
have switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at one
time.
Conference Call
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
hold), press and hold the ’Phone’ button until you hear a
double beep indicating that the two calls have been
joined into one conference call.
Three-Way Calling
To initiate three-way calling, press the ’Voice Recognition’ button while a call is in progress and make a second
phone call as described under ⬙Making a Second Call
while Current Call in Progress.⬙ After the second call has
established, press and hold the ’Phone’ button until you
hear a double beep indicating that the two calls have
been joined into one conference call.
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Call Termination
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the ⬘Phone’
button. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if
there is a call on hold, it will become the new active call.
Redial
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Redial.⬙
• The UConnect™ system will call the last number that
was dialed on your cellular phone. Note: this may not
be the last number dialed from the UConnect™ system.
Call Continuation
Call continuation is progression of a phone call on
UConnect™ system after the vehicle ignition key has
been switched to off. Call continuation functionality
available on the vehicle can be any one of three types:
• After ignition key is switched off, a call can continue
on the UConnect™ system either until the call ends or
until the vehicle battery condition dictates cessation of
the call on the UConnect™ system and transfer of the
call to the mobile phone.
• After ignition key is switched to off, a call can continue
on the UConnect™ system for certain duration, after
which the call is automatically transferred from the
UConnect™ system to the mobile phone.
• An active call is automatically transferred to the
mobile phone after ignition key is switched to off.
UConnect™ System Features
Language Selection
To change the language that the UConnect™ system is
using,
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
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• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the language you wish to switch to
(English, Espanol, or Francais, if so equipped).
If the phone is not reachable and the UConnect™ system
is operational, you may reach the emergency number as
follows:
• Continue to follow the system prompts to complete
language selection.
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
After selecting one of the languages, all prompts and
voice commands will be in that language.
NOTE: After every UConnect™ language change operation, only the language specific 32-name phonebook is
usable. The paired phone name is not language specific
and usable across all languages.
Emergency Assistance
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
reachable:
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
number for your area.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Emergency⬙ and the UConnect™ system will instruct
the paired cellular phone to call the emergency number. This feature is only supported in the USA.
NOTE: The emergency number dialed is based on the
Country where the vehicle is purchased (911 for USA and
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may not
be applicable with the available cellular service and area.
The UConnect™ system does slightly lower your chances
of successfully making a phone call as to that for the cell
phone directly.
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Your phone must be turned on and paired to the UConnect™ system to allow use of this vehicle feature in
emergency situations when the cell phone has network
coverage and stays paired to the UConnect™ system.
Towing Assistance
If you need towing assistance,
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Towing Assistance.⬙
NOTE: The Towing Assistance number dialed is based
on the Country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800528-2069 for USA, 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-14-3454
for Mexico city and 1-800-712-3040 for outside Mexico
city in Mexico).
Please refer to the 24-Hour “Towing Assistance” coverage details in the Warranty information booklet and on
the 24–Hour Towing Assistance Card.
Paging
To learn how to page, refer to ⬙Working with Automated
Systems.⬙ Paging works properly except for pagers of
certain companies which time-out a little too soon to
work properly with the UConnect™ system.
Voice Mail Calling
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to ⬙Working
with Automated Systems.⬙
Working with Automated Systems
This method is designed to be used in instances where
one generally has to press numbers on the cellular phone
keypad while navigating through an automated telephone system.
You can use your UConnect™ system to access a voicemail system or an automated service, such as, paging
service or automated customer service. Some services
require immediate response selection, in some instances,
that may be too quick for use of UConnect™ system.
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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 the word ⬙Send.⬙ For example,
if required to enter your pin number followed with a
pound 3 7 4 6 #, you can press the ’Voice Recognition’
button and say ⬙3 7 4 6 # Send.⬙ Saying a number, or
sequence of numbers, followed by ⬙Send⬙ is also to be
used to navigate through an automated customer service
center menu structure and to leave a number on a pager.
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).
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.
Phone and Network Status Indicators
If available on the radio and/or on a premium display
such as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by
your cell phone, the UConnect™ system will provide
notification to inform you of your phone and network
status when you are attempting to make a phone call
using UConnect™. The status is given for roaming network signal strength, phone battery strength, etc.
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Setup Confirmations.⬙ The UConnect™ system will
play the current confirmation prompt status and you
will be given the choice to change it.
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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 (while
dialing via the cell phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth™ cellular
phone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s
audio system. The UConnect™ system will work the
same as if you dial the number using voice recognition.
Mute/Un-mute (Mute off)
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:
NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
dial ring to the UConnect™ system to play it on the
vehicle audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this
situation, after successfully dialing a number, the user
may feel that the call did not go through even though the
call is in progress. Once your call is answered, you will
hear the audio.
In order to un-mute the UConnect™ system:
• Press the ’Voice Recognition’ button.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Mute.⬙
• Press the ’Voice Recognition’ button.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Mute-off.⬙
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Information Service
When using AT&T Wireless Service, dialing to phone
number ⬙#121,⬙ you can access voice activated automated
system to receive news, weather, stocks, traffic, etc.
related information.
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth™ connection between a UConnect™ paired cellular
phone and the UConnect™ system, then follow the
instruction described in your cellular phone user’s
manual.
Advanced Phone Connectivity
List Paired Cellular Phone Names
Transfer Call to and from Cellular Phone
The UConnect™ system allows on going calls to be
transferred from your cellular phone to the UConnect™
system without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call from your UConnect™ paired cellular phone to
the UConnect™ system or vice-versa, press the ’Voice
Recognition’ button and say ⬙Transfer Call.⬙
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
Connect or Disconnect Link Between the
UConnect™ System and 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.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup Phone pairing”.
• When prompted, say ⬙List Phones.⬙
• The UConnect™ system will play the phone names of
all paired cellular phones in order from the highest to
the lowest priority. To “select” or “delete” a paired
phone being announced, press the ⬘Voice recognition’
button and say “Select” or “Delete.” Also, see the next
two sections for an alternate way to “select” or “delete” a paired phone.
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Select another Cellular Phone
This feature allows you to select and start using another
phone with the UConnect™ system. The phone must
have been previously paired to the UConnect™ system
that you want to use it with.
Delete UConnect™ Paired Cellular Phones
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• At the next prompt, say ⬙Delete⬙ and follow the
prompts.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Setup Select Phone⬙ and follow the prompts.
• You can also press the ⬘Voice Recognition’ button
anytime while the list is being played, and then choose
the phone that you wish to select.
• The selected phone will be used for the next phone
call. If the selected phone is not available, the UConnect™ system will return to using the highest priority
phone present in or near (approximately with in 30
feet) the vehicle.
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Setup Phone Pairing.⬙
• You can also press the ⬘Voice Recognition’ button
anytime while the list is being played and then choose
the phone you wish to delete.
Things You Should Know About Your UConnect™
System
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recognizing their voice commands or numbers, the UConnect
system Voice Training feature may be used. To enter this
training mode, follow one of the two procedures: From
outside the UConnect mode (e.g. from radio mode)
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• Press and hold the ‘Voice Recognition’ button for 5
seconds until the session begins, or
• Press the ‘Voice Recognition’ button and say ⬙Setup,
Voice Training⬙ command.
Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by the
UConnect System. For best results, the Voice Training
session should be completed when the vehicle is parked,
engine running, all windows closed, and the blower fan
switched off.
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
speak to a person sitting approximately eight (8) feet
away from you.
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
during a voice recognition period.
• Performance is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
This procedure may be repeated with a new user. The
system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
• low road noise,
To restore the Voice recognition system to factory default
settings, enter the Voice Training session using the above
procedure and follow the prompts.
• fully closed windows,
Voice Recognition (VR)
• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
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• smooth road surface,
• dry weather condition.
• Even though the system is designed for users speaking
in North American English, French, and Spanish accents, the system may not always work for some.
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• When navigating through an automated system, such
as voice mail, or when sending a page at the end of
speaking the digit string, make sure to say ⬙send.⬙
• Storing names in phonebook when vehicle is not in
motion is recommended.
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding
names in the UConnect™ phonebook.
• UConnect™ phonebook nametag recognition rate is
optimized for the voice of the person who stored the
name in the phonebook.
• You can say ⬙O⬙ (letter ⬙O⬙) for ⬙0⬙ (zero). ⬙800⬙ must be
spoken ⬙eight-zero-zero.⬙
• Even though international dialing for most number
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
number combinations may not be supported.
Far End Audio Performance
• Audio quality is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows, and
• dry weather condition.
• Operation from driver seat.
• Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and
not the UConnect™ system.
• Echo at far end can sometime be reduced by lowering
the in-vehicle audio volume.
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Bluetooth Communication Link
Occasionally, Cellular phones have been found to lose
connection to the UConnect™ system. When this happens, the connection can generally be re-established by
switching the phone off/on. Your cell phone is recommended to remain in Bluetooth ⬙on⬙ mode.
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Power-Up
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either ON
or ACC position, or after a language change, you must
wait at least five (5) seconds prior to using the system.
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Primary
zero
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
star (*)
plus (+)
pound (#)
add location
all
Voice Commands
Alternate(s)
call
cancel
confirmation prompts
continue
delete
dial
edit
emergency
English
erase all
Espanol
Fancais
help
home
language
list names
list phones
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mobile
mute
mute off
new entry
no
pager
pair a phone
phone pairing
phonebook
previous
record again
redial
return to main menu
select phone
send
set up
pairing
phone book
phone settings or phone
set up
towing assistance
transfer call
try again
voice training
work
yes
SEATS
return or main menu
select
Front Seat Manual Seat Adjustment
The adjusting lever is at the front of the seat, near the
floor. Lift the lever and move the seat to the desired
position. Release the bar to lock the seat into position.
Using body pressure, move forward and rearward on the
seat to be sure the seat adjusters have latched.
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WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust
any seat only while the vehicle is parked.
Manual Seat Adjuster
Front Seats Manual Seat Recliners
The bucket seats are equipped with recliners. The reclining mechanism is operated by a lever located on the right
side of the passenger’s seat and the left side of the driver
seat. To recline, lean forward slightly before lifting the
lever, then push back to the desired position and release
the lever. Lean forward and lift the lever to return the
seatback to its normal position. Using body pressure, lean
forward and rearward on the seat to be sure the seatback
is locked.
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WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt and
be seriously or even fatally injured. Use the recliner
only when the vehicle is parked.
Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment — If
Equipped
The manual lumbar support adjustment lever is located
on the right side of the driver seat and on the left side of
the passenger’s seat. Moving the lumbar control lever
fore and aft increases or decreases the lumbar support.
Lumbar Support Adjustment Lever
Adjustable Head Restraints — All Seating
Positions
Head restraints can reduce the risk of whiplash injury in
the event of impact from the rear. Pull up or push down
on the restraints so that the upper edge is as high as
practical, at least to the level of the ears.
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To lower the head restraint, depress the release button
located at the base of the head restraint and push down
on the head restraint.
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8 - Way Driver’s Power Seat — If Equipped
The driver power seat switches are located on the left
side of the driver seat lower side trim. The bottom switch
controls up/down, forward/rearward, and tilt adjustment. The top switch controls the seatback recline adjustment.
Head Restraint Adjustment
Power Seat Switch Location
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4 - Way Passenger’s Power Seat — If Equipped
The front passenger’s power seat switches are located on
the right side of the passenger seat lower side trim. The
bottom switch controls forward/rearward adjustment.
The top switch controls the seatback recline adjustment.
NOTE: The 4 - way seat does not have an up/down
adjustment.
Heated Seats — If Equipped
This feature heats the driver, front passenger and second
row seats. The controls for the front heated seats are
located on the instrument panel below the climate controls.
Front Heated Seat Switches
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The front heated seat system allows the driver and front
passenger to select from two different levels of supplemental electrical seat heating, or no seat heating to suit
their individual comfort requirements.
With the ignition switch in the RUN position, depressing
the heated seat switch rocker to its momentary high or
low position provides power to the heated seat element
and maintains the requested temperature setting. If the
heated seat switch is depressed to a different position
(low or high) than the currently selected state, the requested temperature setting will change to a new selection. If the heated seat switch is depressed a second time
to the same position as the currently selected state, the
seat heater will turn off.
The controls for the second row heated seats are located
on the center console between the second row seats.
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Rear Heated Seats Switches
Each heated seat switch has two settings (HI and LOW).
Press the switch once to obtain high heat level, then press
the switch again to obtain low heat level. Pressing the
switch a third time will turn the heated seats off. If you
do not purposefully turn the switch off, the seat heating
level will automatically change to the next lower level, or
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off. Both of the indicators on identifies High heat level.
The lower indicator on only, identifies Low heat level.
WARNING!
NOTE: The high heat setting will operate for approximately 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, the system will
automatically transition to the low heat setting. The low
heat setting will operate for 30 minutes, then the system
will turn off.
Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise care
when using the seat heater. It may cause burns even
at low temperatures, especially if used for long
periods of time.
Do not place anything on the seat that insulates
against heat, such as a blanket or cushion. This may
cause the seat heater to overheat.
If the low heat setting is initially selected, the system will
operate for 30 minutes and then turn off.
If the indicator lamp on the heated seat switch does not
light, an indicator blinks when the switch is depressed or
if the heated seats do not operate, the system should be
serviced by a qualified technician.
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Second Row Bucket Seats — Fold and Tumble
Second row bucket seats have seatback recliners on both
seating positions. Raising the lever allows the seatback to
be reclined an additional 11 degrees.
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3. Pull up on the seatback release lever located on the
outboard side of the seat and push the seatback forward.
The second row bucket seats can be folded and tumbled
forward for easy access to the third seat or rear cargo
area.
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To fold and tumble the seat, follow these steps:
1. Remove any obstructions from the floor in front of the
seat.
2. Lower the head restraint to its full downward position.
Folding the Setaback
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4. Pull up on the release handle and lift to tumble the
seat fully forward. If the seat contacts the rear of the front
seat, move the front seat forward.
To fold and tumble the 2nd row seats from the 3rd row,
fully raise the lever at the rear of the seat to fold the
seatback. Continue lifting the lever to release the floor
latches to tumble the seat.
Tumbling the Seat Forward
To relatch the seat, tilt the seat rearward and push down
firmly to engage the rear attachments. Then lift the
seatback release lever and pull the seatback up to return
it to its full upright position.
Tumble Lever
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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.
Second Row 40/20/40 Seat — Fold and Tumble
The 40/20/40 seat configuration is standard on all models. This seat is equipped with a unique fold-and-tumble
feature. The 40% seatbacks have spring loaded hinges
which assist with the folding of the seatbacks.
Second row leather seats have seatback recliners at the
40% seating positions. Raising the lever allows the seatback to be reclined an additional 11 degrees.
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Fold, Tumble, and Recline Lever
To Fold the 40% seatbacks fully raise the lever on the side
of the seat to release the seatback. The seatback can now
be folded into the down position for use as a cargo floor,
or the seat can now be tumbled forward to allow access
to the rear of the vehicle.
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To fold the 20% seatback, pull the strap forward to release
the seatback. Fold the seatback down for use as an
armrest or to carry cargo. When returning the seatback to
the upright position, push the seatback rearward to latch
the seatback. Pull the seatback forward to ensure that it is
locked in the upright position.
WARNING!
The 20% seatback contains the center shoulder belt.
A 20% seatback that is not fully latched in the
upright position will not protect you properly.
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To Tumble the 40% seat, fully raise the lever on the side
of the seat to release the floor latches and tumble the seat.
WARNING!
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Do not drive the vehicle with the outer 40% second
row seats in the tumbled position. The outer 40%
second row seats are only intended to be tumbled for
entry and exit to the third row seat. Failure to follow
these instructions could result in personal injury.
NOTE: The seatback must be fully folded into the down
position to allow the lever to be raised enough to release
the floor latches.
Tumble Lever
To Fold and Tumble the 2nd row 40% seats from the 3rd
row, fully raise the lever at the rear of the seat to fold the
seatback. Continue raising the lever to release the floor
latches to tumble the seat.
NOTE: The head restraints must be lowered but do not
have to be removed to fold and tumble the seats.
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Third Row Seat Bench — If Equipped
To Fold The Seats
Folding the third seat occurs in two stages: First the
cushion is lifted and moved forward from the pockets at
the front of the cushion. The cushion will rest onto the
floor directly behind the second row seat. Second, the top
of the back is folded forward and rests onto the cushion.
The back will not fold unless the cushion has been folded
forward first.
Seat Cushion Pockets
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Seat Cushion Movement Up And Forward
Rear Seat Folded
CAUTION!
When loading cargo into the rear of you vehicle with
the 3rd row seat folded flat, be careful not to damage
the material on the head restraints.
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NOTE: The seat belt buckles are hinged to fold with the
seat back.
Third Row 60/40 Folding — If Equipped
WARNING!
Do not sit in the third row seat unless the cushion
and back are properly engaged. Proper engagement
can be verified by pushing/pulling on the upright
seatback. The seatback will not move unless properly engaged.
Do not sit in the 3rd row seat with the second row
seatback(s) folded or tumbled. In a collision, you
could slide under the seat belt and be seriously or
even fatally injured.
Third Row Seat
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Third Row Seat 40% Seatback Fold
Third Row Seat Features
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Third Row Seat Folded Forward
Third Row Seat Return Pull Strap
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
position, driver’s outside mirror position, adjustable
brake and accelerator pedals position, Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) temperature and radio station
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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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can accommodate up to two transmitters, each transmitter linked to either of the two memory positions.
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 new settings.
1. Adjust the driver’s seat, recliner, and both side view
mirrors to the desired positions.
NOTE: Not all motors may be moved at one time.
Please refer to the 8-way power seat description.
Your vehicle was delivered with two Remote Keyless
Entry transmitters. One or both transmitters can be
linked to either memory position. The memory system
2. Adjust the brake and accelerator pedals to the desired
positions.
3. Turn on the radio and set the radio station presets (up
to 10 AM and 10 FM stations can be set).
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4. Adjust the Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
while the ATC is in Auto mode.
NOTE: A chime sound may be heard if Setting Memory
was inhibited for any reason.
5. Press and release the SET (S) button located on the
driver’s door.
Memory Position Recall
6. Within 5 seconds, press and release memory button 1
or 2 on the driver’s door. The next step must be performed within 10 seconds if you desire to also use a
Remote Keyless Entry transmitter to recall memory positions.
7. Press and release the LOCK button on one of the
transmitters.
8. Insert the ignition key and turn the ignition switch to
the ON position.
9. 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.
NOTE:
• The driver’s seat belt must be unbuckled to recall
memory positions.
• The vehicle must be in Park to recall memory positions.
• Not all motors may be moved at one time. Please refer
to the 8-way power seat description.
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.
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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), or
pressing any one of the power seat buttons, or pressing
the adjustable pedals button, or pressing either the LOCK
or UNLOCK button on the remote keyless entry transmitter when not in the ignition switch. When a recall is
cancelled, the driver’s seat, and the pedals stop moving.
A delay of one second will occur before another recall can
be selected.
NOTE: A chime sound may be heard if Setting Memory
was inhibited for any reason.
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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 the memory SET (S) button located
on the driver’s door.
3. Within 10 seconds, press and release the UNLOCK
button on the Remote Keyless Entry transmitter.
To disable another transmitter linked to either memory
position, repeat steps 1-3 for each transmitter.
NOTE: The capability to link Remote Keyless Entry
transmitters to memory is enabled when delivered from
the factory. The capability to link Remote Keyless Entry
transmitters to memory can be disabled (or later reenabled) by a qualified DaimlerChrysler representative.
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Self-Limiting Control
To improve vehicle reliability, the memory system includes a self-limiting control for full travel positioning of
power seat and Adjustable Pedal movement (all directions). This self-limiting control may however develop an
unintended movement limitation if an obstruction is
encountered at sometime during usage. One example of
such an occurrence may include a box or package obstructing the full rearward movement of the driver’s seat.
Once the obstruction is removed, the self-limiting control
may be restored to maximum position. The self-limiting
control may be restored by first reaching the recently
limited or obstructed position, then release and reactivate
the same button or buttons. Continued seat travel beyond
the obstructed position will indicate the recently encountered self-limitation has been cleared.
Driver Easy Exit and Easy Entry Control
This additional feature provides automatic driver’s seat
positioning which will enhance driver mobility out of
and into the vehicle. The seat cushion will move rearward approximately 2.5 inches (60 mm) when the key is
removed from the ignition switch. The seat will move
forward approximately 2.5 inches (60 mm) when the key
is placed into the ignition and turned out of the LOCK
position. Each stored memory setting will have an associated Easy Exit and Easy Entry position. The Easy Exit
and Easy Entry feature may be automatically disabled if
the seat is positioned rearward enough and no benefit
from moving the seat any farther rearward.
NOTE: The Easy Entry/Easy Exit feature can be enabled or disabled through the programmable features in
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). For
details, refer to “EASY EXIT SEAT,” under “Personal
Settings (Customer Programmable Features),” under
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“Overhead Console with Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)” in Section 3 of this manual.
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Then push the safety latch lever to the left. It is located
between the grille and hood opening right of the center.
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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To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Use a firm downward push at the center front
edge of the hood to ensure that both latches engage.
Never drive your vehicle unless the hood is fully closed,
with both latches engaged.
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NOTE: Ensure hood prop rod is fully seated into clip
before closing hood to prevent damage to grille.
LIGHTS
WARNING!
If the hood is not fully latched, it could fly up when
the vehicle is moving and block your forward vision.
Be sure all hood latches are fully latched before
driving.
Headlight Switch Location
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Interior Lights
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Headlight Switch
Dimmer Control
Courtesy and dome lights are turned on when the front
doors are opened, when the dimmer control (rotating
wheel on the right side of the switch) is rotated to the
second upward detent position, or when the UNLOCK
button is pressed on the key fob. When a door is open
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and the interior lights are on, rotating the dimmer control
all the way down to the OFF detent will cause all the
interior lights to go out. This allows the doors to stay
open for extended periods of time without discharging
the vehicle’s battery.
The brightness of the instrument panel lighting can be
regulated by rotating the dimmer control up (brighter) or
down (dimmer). When the headlights are ON you can
supplement the brightness of the odometer, trip odometer, radio and overhead console by rotating the control
up until you hear a click. This feature is termed the
⬙Parade⬙ mode and is useful when headlights are required during the day.
Battery Saver
To protect the life of your vehicle’s battery, Load Shedding is provided for both the interior and exterior lights.
If the ignition is off and any door is left ajar for eight
minutes or the dimmer control is rotated upwards for 15
minutes, the interior lights will automatically turn off.
If the headlights remain on while the ignition is cycled
off, the exterior lights will automatically turn off after 8
minutes. If the headlights are turned on and left on for 8
minutes while the ignition is off, the exterior lights will
automatically turn off.
NOTE: Battery Saver mode is cancelled if the ignition is
ON.
NOTE: While the engine is running, the system will
deactivate the Fog Lights and Heated seats if a low
battery system voltage is detected.
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Headlight Delay
To aid in your exit, your vehicle is equipped with a
headlight delay that will leave the headlights on for 90
seconds. This delay is initiated when the ignition is
cycled off while the headlight switch is on, and then the
headlight switch is cycled off. The headlights will remain
on for 90 seconds. Headlight delay can be cancelled by
either turning the headlight switch ON then OFF or by
turning the ignition ON.
NOTE: This feature can be disabled by your authorized
dealer.
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
Automatic Headlights can be activated by rotating the
rotary headlight switch to the symbol “A.” The headlights will turn on when the engine is running and the
ambient light sensor indicates that the headlights should
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be activated. The headlights will turn off if the headlight
switch is rotated to the off position or 90 seconds after the
ignition is turned to OFF.
Headlights, Parking Lights, Panel Lights
When the headlight switch is rotated to the first position
to the right, the parking lights, taillights, side marker
lights, license plate light and instrument panel lights are
all turned on. The headlights will turn ON when the
switch is rotated to the second position.
Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlight lenses
that are lighter and less susceptible to stone breakage
than glass headlights.
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
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To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution followed by rinsing.
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel
wool or other abrasive materials to clean the lenses.
Illuminated Entry
Headlights turn on for 90 seconds, when the Remote
Keyless Entry UNLOCK button is pressed.
NOTE: This feature can be activated by your authorized
dealer.
Daytime Running Lights (Canada Only)
The headlights on your vehicle will illuminate when the
engine is started. This provides a constant “Lights ON”
condition until the ignition is turned OFF. The lights
illuminate at reduced intensity. If the parking brake is
applied the Daytime Running Lights will turn off. If the
headlights are activated, the Daytime Running Lights
feature will transition to the normal headlight operating
mode.
Lights-on Reminder
If the headlights, parking lights, or courtesy lights are left
On, after the ignition is turned Off, a continuous fast
chime will sound when the driver’s door is opened.
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Fog Lights — If Equipped
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indicator light located in the instrument cluster will
illuminate when the fog lights are on. The fog lights will
turn off when the switch is pressed in, when the headlight switch is rotated to the OFF position, or the high
beam is selected.
Multifunction Control Lever
The multifunction control lever is located on the left side
of the steering column.
Turn Signals
Move the lever up or down to signal a right-hand or
left-hand turn.
Fog Light Switch
The fog lights are turned ON by placing the headlight
rotary control in the parking light, headlight, or Auto
position and pressing the fog light button. The fog lights
will operate only when the parking lights are ON or
when the vehicle headlights are ON low beam. An
The arrow on either side of the instrument cluster flashes
to indicate the direction of the turn, and proper operation
of the front and rear turn signal lights. If an indicator fails
to light when the lever is moved, it would suggest that
the switch or indicator lamp is defective.
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If a defective bulb or wiring circuit is detected for the
turn signal system, the arrow indicators will flash at a
faster rate.
You can signal a lane change by moving the lever
partially up or down.
NOTE: If a turn signal has been left on for at least a mile
duration, a continuous chime will sound.
Turn Signal Lever
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Turn Signal Auto-Mode
Tap the multi-function control lever once and the turn
signal (left or right) will flash 3 times, and automatically
turn off.
Passing Light
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
partially pulling the multifunction lever toward the steering wheel. This will momentarily allow the high and low
beams to energize at the same time. Within one second
the headlights will switch to high beams.
High Beam / Low Beam Select Switch
Pull the multifunction control lever fully toward the
steering wheel to switch the headlights from HIGH or
LOW beam.
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Dimmer Lever
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
Windshield Wipers
Intermittent Wiper System
The intermittent feature of this system was designed for
use when weather conditions make a single wiping cycle,
with a variable pause between cycles, desirable. For
maximum delay between cycles, rotate the control knob
into the upper end of the delay range.
The delay interval decreases as you rotate the knob until
it enters the LO continual speed position. The delay can
be regulated from a maximum of about 15 seconds
between cycles, to a cycle every 2 seconds. The delay
intervals will double in duration when the vehicle speed
is 10 mph (16 km) or less.
Windshield Wiper Switch
The wipers and washers are operated by a switch in the
multifunction control lever. Turn the end of the handle to
select the desired wiper speed.
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WARNING!
NOTE: Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or
Ice from the windshield.
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.
NOTE: If the front wiper is operating when the ignition
is turned off, the wiper will automatically return to the
⬙Park⬙ position. When the vehicle is restarted, the wipers
will resume operation.
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Windshield Washers
To use the washer, push in on the washer knob on the end
of the multifunction control lever and hold while spray is
desired. If the washer knob is depressed while in the
delay range, the wiper will operate for several seconds
after the washer knob is released. It will then resume the
intermittent interval previously selected. If the washer
knob is pushed, for a period greater than 1 second, while
in the OFF position, the wiper will wipe approximately
three wipes, after the wash knob is released.
Washer Fluid Switch
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
containers.
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TILT STEERING COLUMN
To tilt the column, pull rearward on the lever below the
turn signal control and move the wheel up or down, as
desired. Push the lever forward to lock the column firmly
in place.
Tilt Steering Column Lever
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WARNING!
Tilting the steering column while the vehicle is
moving is dangerous. Without a stable steering column, you could lose control of the vehicle and have
an accident. Adjust the column only while the vehicle is stopped. Be sure it is locked before driving.
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DRIVER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED
Adjustment
1. Position the driver seat so that you are at least 10
inches (254 mm) away from the airbag located in the
center of the steering wheel.
2. Fasten and adjust the seatbelts.
3. Move the adjustable pedal switch, located to the left of
the steering column near the parking brake release, up to
move the pedals toward the driver or down to move the
pedals away from the driver.
4. The pedals cannot be adjusted when the vehicle is in
R (Reverse) or when the Speed Control is SET.
Adjustable Pedals Switch
The power adjustable accelerator and brake pedals allow
the driver to establish a comfortable position relative to
the steering wheel and pedals.
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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.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
When engaged, this device takes over accelerator operation at speeds greater than (refer to the table below for
the speed for your specific engine). The controls are
mounted on the steering wheel.
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To Activate
NOTE: Activating any two speed control switch functions simultaneously (i.e. SET and CANCEL) will cause
the speed control system to shut off and will erase the
memory.
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Push the ON/OFF button to the ON position. In the
instrument cluster, the word “CRUISE” illuminates when
the system is on.
To Set At A Desired Speed
When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, press
and release the SET button. Release the accelerator and
the vehicle will operate at the selected speed.
To Deactivate
A soft tap on the brake pedal, normal braking, or pressing
the CANCEL button will deactivate speed control without erasing the memory. Pushing the ON/OFF button to
the OFF position or turning off the ignition erases the
memory.
WARNING!
Leaving the Speed Control ON when not in use is
dangerous. You could accidentally set the system to
cause it to go faster than you want. You could lose
control and have an accident. Always leave the
system OFF when you aren’t using it.
To Resume Speed
To resume a previously set speed, push and release the
RESUME button. Resume can be used at any speed above
(refer to the table below for the speed for your specific
engine).
To Vary The Speed Setting
When the speed control is on, speed can be increased by
pressing and holding the ACCEL button. When the
button is released, a new set speed will be established.
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Tapping the ACCEL button once will result in a speed
increase (refer to the table below for the speed for your
specific engine). Each time the button is tapped, speed
increases so that tapping the button three times will
increase speed by three increments.
Tapping the DECEL button once will result in a speed
decrease (refer to the table below for the speed for your
specific engine). Each time the button is tapped, speed
Functions
Engage Speed
Minimun RESUME Speed
ACCEL Increase
DECEL Decrease
Dropout Speed
3.7L
25 mph (40 km/h)
20 mph (32 km/h)
1 mph (2 km/h)
1 mph (2 km/h)
20 mph (32 km/h)
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will decrease. For example, tapping the button 3 times
will decrease the speed by 3 times the speed listed in the
table below (refer to the table below for the speed for
your specific engine).
To decrease speed while the speed control is on, press
and hold the DECEL button. Release the button when the
desired speed is reached, and the new speed will be set.
4.7L
35 mph (56 km/h)
30 mph (50 km/h)
2 mph (3km/h)
1 mph (2 km/h)
30 mph (50 km/h)
5.7L
25 mph (40 km/h)
20 mph (32 km/h)
1 mph (2 km/h)
1 mph (2 km/h)
20 mph (32 km/h)
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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: When driving uphill, at elevations above 2,000
feet (610 meters), or when the vehicle is heavily loaded
(especially when towing) the vehicle may slow below the
SET speed. If the vehicle speed drops below (refer to the
table below for the speed for your specific engine), the
speed control will automatically disengage. If this happens, you can push down on the accelerator pedal to
maintain the desired speed.
Vehicles equipped with a Automatic transmission may
exhibit several downshifts under the above conditions.
To reduce the frequency of the downshifts and to improve vehicle performance, it is advisable to lock out
overdrive by pressing the “TOW/HAUL” button located
at the end of the gear shifter.
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.
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REAR PARK ASSIST SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: The manufacturer suggest disabling the Rear
Park Assist System when towing a trailer. Refer to
Overhead Console with Electronic Vehicle Information
(EVIC) – If Equipped, Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features) in section 3 of this Owner Manual.
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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 59
inches (150 cm). A warning display above the rear
window provides both visible and audible warnings
indicating the range of the object.
Rear Park Assist LED’s
The warning display contains two sets of yellow and red
LEDs, one set to warn of obstacles behind the left rear of
the vehicle and the other set to warn of obstacles behind
the right rear of the vehicle. The driver can view the LEDs
either through the rear view mirror or by looking at the
display above the rear window.
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The system dimly illuminates the two outer most yellow
LEDs when it is ON and detecting no obstacles. The
following chart shows the warning display operation
when the system is detecting an obstacle:
WARNING DISPLAY DISTANCES
DISPLAY LED
1st LED
2nd LED
3rd LED
4th LED
5th LED
6th LED
7th LED
8th LED
OBSTACLE DISTANCE FROM:
REAR CORNERS
REAR CENTER
59 in. (150 cm)
47 in. (120 cm)
39 in. (100 cm)
31.5 in. (80 cm)
31.5 in. (80 cm)
25.5 in. (65 cm)
25.5 in. (65 cm)
20 in. (50 cm)
20 in. (50 cm)
16 in. (40 cm)
16 in. (40 cm)
6 in. (15 cm)
12 in. (30 cm)
NOTE: The Rear Park Assist system will MUTE the
radio, if on, when the system is sounding an audio tone.
LED COLOR
AUDIBLE SIGNAL
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Red
Red
None
None
None
None
None
None
at 12 in. (30 cm) Intermittent
at 8 in. (20 cm) Continuous
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
• The Rear Park Assist System is only a parking aid
and it is unable to recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles. Parking curbs might be
temporarily detected or not detected at all. Obstacles located above or below the sensors will not
be detected when they are in close proximity.
• The vehicle must be driven slowly when using the
Rear Park Assist System to be able to stop in time
when the obstacle is detected. It is recommended
that the driver looks over his/her shoulder when
using the Rear Park Assist System.
using the Rear Park Assist System. Always check
carefully behind your vehicle, look behind you, and be
sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles,
obstructions, and blind spots before backing up. You
are responsible for safety and must continue to pay
attention to your surroundings. Failure to do so can
result in serious injury or death.
• Before using the Rear Park Assist System, it is strongly
recommended that the ball mount and hitch ball
assembly is disconnected from the vehicle when the
vehicle is not used for towing. Failure to do so can
result in injury or damage to vehicles or obstacles
because the hitch ball will be much closer to the
obstacle than the rear fascia when the warning display
turns the red LEDs ON. Also, the sensors could detect
the ball mount and hitch ball assembly, depending on
its size and shape, giving a false indication that an
obstacle is behind the vehicle.
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NOTE:
• Ensure that the rear bumper is free of dirt and debris
to keep the system operating properly.
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
The overhead console has the following features:
• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
affect the performance of the system.
If “Service Park Assist System” appears in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) after making sure the
rear bumper is clean please see your authorized dealer.
To turn on/off the rear park assist system, refer to the
Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features) in
Section 3 of this Owner Manual.
• Courtesy Lights
• Garage Door Opener — If Equipped
• Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — If
Equipped
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Courtesy/Reading Lights
Near the front of the console are two courtesy/reading
lights.
Both lights illuminate as courtesy lights when a door is
opened, when the dimmer control is rotated to the
courtesy light position (fully upward position), or when
the UNLOCK button is pressed on the Remote Keyless
Entry transmitter, if so equipped. These lights are also
operated individually as reading lights by pressing the
recessed area of the corresponding lens.
NOTE: The courtesy/reading lights will remain on until
the switch is pressed a second time, so be sure they have
been turned off before leaving the vehicle. If the interior
lights are left on after the vehicle is turned OFF, they will
extinguish after 15 minutes.
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OVERHEAD CONSOLE WITH ELECTRONIC
VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) — IF
EQUIPPED
The overhead console contains dome/reading lights, and
an Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC).
Dome/Reading Lights
Located in the overhead console are two dome/reading
lights.
The dome/reading lights illuminate when a door is
opened or when the interior lights are turned on by
rotating the dimmer control located on the Headlight
Switch.
The reading lights are activated by pressing on the
recessed area of the corresponding lens.
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NOTE: The dome/reading lights will remain on until
the switch is pressed a second time, so be sure they have
been turned off before leaving the vehicle.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — If
Equipped
Pressing the menu button will change the
display to one of the following features:
Trip Functions
Pressing the STEP button allows you to scroll through
one of the following Trip Function features:
• TRIP – Shows the total distance traveled since the last
reset. To reset the TRIP function, press and hold the
RESET button.
• ELAPSED TIME – Shows the total elapsed time of
travel since the last reset. Elapsed time will increment
when the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN or START
positions.
• UNIT IN US/METRIC – Press the RESET button to
toggle between US and METRIC.
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• AVG. MPG – Shows the average fuel economy since
the last reset. When the fuel economy is reset, the
display will show dashes for two seconds. Then the
history information will be erased, and the averaging
will continue from the last fuel average reading before
the reset. (Example: If your Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) displays 18 AVG. MPG and the
RESET button is pressed, the previous averaging history will be erased and the display will return to the 18
AVG. MPG, not to 0 AVG. MPG). The display may take
several miles for the value to change dependent upon
driving habits.
• MI TO EMPTY (Distance To Empty) – Shows the
estimated distance that can be traveled with the fuel
remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is
determined by a weighted average of fuel economy,
according to the current fuel tank level. MI TO EMPTY
cannot be reset through the RESET button.
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NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
• When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will
change to a text display of ⬙LOW FUEL.⬙ This display
will continue until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding
a significant amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off
the ⬙LOW FUEL⬙ text and a new DTE value will
display.
• Global Reset – If the RESET button is pressed twice
within 2 seconds while in any of the 3 resettable
displays (AVG.MPG, ET (ELAPSED TIME) and TRIP)
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System Status (EVIC Displays)
When the appropriate conditions exist, the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) displays the following
messages:
• LOW WASHER FLUID (with a single chime)
• TURN SIGNALS ON (with a continuous warning
chime)
• LEFT FRONT TURN LAMP OUT
• RKE BATTERY LOW (with a single chime)
• PERSONAL SETTINGS NOT AVAILABLE – Vehicle
Not in Park
• LEFT/RIGHT FRONT DOOR AJAR (one or more,
with a single chime if speed is above 1 mph)
• LEFT/RIGHT REAR DOOR AJAR (one or more, with
a single chime if speed is above 1 mph)
• DOOR(S) AJAR (with a single chime if vehicle is in
motion)
• SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM (with a single chime)
• OIL CHANGE REQUIRED (with single chime)
• RIGHT FRONT TURN LAMP OUT
• LEFT REAR TURN LAMP OUT
• RIGHT REAR TURN LAMP OUT
• SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM
• COOLANT LOW
• ESP SYSTEM DEACTIVATED
• LIFTGATE OPEN
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Personal Settings (Customer Programmable
Features)
Personal Settings allows the driver to set and recall
features when the transmission is in PARK. If the transmission is not in PARK the EVIC will display NOT
AVAILABLE and VEHICLE NOT IN PARK.
Press and release the menu button until the
Personal Settings displays on the EVIC.
Use the STEP button to display one of the following:
• “LANGUAGE” – When in this display you may select
one of three languages for all display nomenclature,
including the trip functions. Press the RESET button
while in this display to select English, Espanol, or
Francais. Then, as you continue, the information will
display in the selected language.
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• “AUTO DOOR LOCKS > YES” – When ON is selected,
all doors will lock automatically when the vehicle
reaches a speed of 15 mph (24 km/h). To make your
selection, press and release the RESET button until
“ON” or “OFF” appears.
• “AUTO UNLOCK ON EXIT > YES” – When ON is
selected, all doors will unlock when the vehicle is
stopped and the transmission is in the P (Park) or N
(Neutral) position and the driver’s door is opened. To
make your selection, press and release the RESET
button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
• “RKE UNLOCK DRV DR 1st” – When DRV DR 1st is
selected, only the driver’s door will unlock on the first
press of the remote keyless entry unlock button. When
Driver Door 1st Press is selected, you must press of the
remote keyless entry unlock button twice to unlock the
passenger’s doors. To make your selection, press and
release the RESET button until “DRV DR 1st ” appears.
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• “RKE UNLOCK ALL DR 1ST” – When All ALL DR
1ST is selected, all of the doors will unlock on the first
press of the remote keyless entry unlock button. To
make your selection, press and release the RESET
button until “All DR 1st” appears.
• MEM. RECALL WITH RKE > YES – When ON is
selected, pressing the unlock button on the RKE will
recall the memory settings for the seat, mirror and
radio.
• “SOUND HORN W/LOCK > YES” – When ON 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. To make your selection, press
and release the RESET button until “ON” or “OFF”
appears.
• “FLASH LAMPS w/LOCK >YES” – When ON is
selected, the front and rear turn signals will flash when
the doors are locked or unlocked with the remote
keyless entry transmitter. This feature may be selected
with or without the sound horn on lock feature
selected. To make your selection, press and release the
RESET button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
• “HEAD LAMP OFF DELAY > 0 SEC” – When this
feature is selected, the driver can choose to have the
head lamps remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds when
exiting the vehicle. To make your selection, press and
release the RESET button until “0,” “30,” “60,” or “90”
appears.
NOTE: The head lamp switch must be in the “A” auto
mode before this feature will work.
• HEADLAMPS W /WIPERS > YES – When ON is
selected, the headlamps will automatically turn on
when the wiper switch is activated.
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• EASY EXIT SEAT > YES – When ON is selected, and
the key is removed from the ignition, the driver’s seat
will automatically move rearward to allow easy exit.
• TILT MIRRORS IN “R” > YES – When On is selected,
and the transmission is put in reverse, the outside
mirrors will tilt downward.
• “KEY OFF POWER DELAY > OFF” – When this
feature is selected, the power window switches, radio,
hands–free system (if equipped), and power outlets
will remain active for up to 60 minutes after the
ignition switch is turned off. Opening a vehicle door
will cancel this feature. To make your selection, press
and release the RESET button until “Off,” “45 sec.,” “5
min.,” “10 min.” appears.
• “ILLUMINATED APRCH > OFF” – When this feature
is selected, the headlights will activate and remain on
for up to 90 seconds when the doors are unlocked with
the remote keyless entry transmitter. To make your
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selection, press and release the RESET button until
“OFF,” “30 sec.,” “60 sec.,” or “90 sec.” appears.
• PARK ASST. SYSTEM > YES – When YES is selected,
the Park Assist System is activated when the vehicle is
in Reverse. When No is selected, the Rear Park System
is turned off.
• “UNIT IN > US/METRIC” – The EVIC, odometer can
be changed between English and Metric units of
measure. To make your selection, press and release the
RESET button until “US” or “METRIC” appears.
• “COMPASS VARIANCE > 1” – Press the RESET
button to change the compass variance setting. Set this
to your current location. If you change location,
change your variance according to your variance on
the variance map. Refer to Compass Variance, in this
section for additional information.
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• “COMPASS CALIBRATE > YES” – Press the RESET
button to manually calibrate the compass. Refer to
Manual Compass Calibration, in this section for additional information.
also calibrate the compass by completing one or more
360° turns (in an area free from large metal or metallic
objects) until the “CAL” message displayed in the EVIC
turns off. The compass will now function normally.
Compass/Temperature Button
Pressing the Compass/Temperature button
will return the display to the normal compass/
temperature display.
Manual Compass Calibration
If the compass appears erratic and the “CAL” message
does not appear in the EVIC display, you must put the
compass into the Calibration Mode manually as follows:
NOTE: Temperature accuracy can be effected from heat
soak. For best accuracy, the vehicle should be driven at a
speed greater than 20 mph (32 km/h) for several minutes.
Automatic Compass Calibration
This compass is self-calibrating, which reduces the need
to calibrate the compass manually. When the vehicle is
new, the compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will
display “CAL” until the compass is calibrated. You may
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
2. Press the menu button until Personal Settings is displayed.
3. Press the STEP button until “Calibrate Compass YES”
is displayed.
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4. Press and release the RESET button to start the calibration. The message “CAL” will display on the compass
temperature screen in the EVIC.
5. Complete one or more 360° turns (in an area free from
large metal or metallic objects) until the “CAL” message
turns off. The compass will now function normally.
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Compass Variance
Compass Variance is the difference between magnetic
North and Geographic North. 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
using the following procedure:
NOTE: Magnetic materials should be kept away from
the overhead console. This is where the compass sensor is
located.
Compass Variance Map
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1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
2. Press the menu button until Personal Settings is displayed.
push of a button. The Universal Transceiver operates off
your vehicle’s battery and charging system; no batteries
are needed.
3. Press the STEP button until “Compass Variance” is
displayed.
4. Press and release RESET button until the proper
variance zone is selected according to the map.
5. Press and release the compass button to exit.
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
The HomeLink威 Wireless Control System 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
For additional information on HomeLink威, call 1–800–
355–3515, or on the internet at www.homelink.com.
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WARNING!
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.
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!
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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Programming HomeLink
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver–interactive display which includes
HomeLink system messages. The EVIC display is located
in the overhead console.
do not repeat step one to program a second and/or third
hand-held transmitter to the remaining two HomeLink
buttons.
NOTE: When programming a garage door opener, it is
advised to park outside the garage. 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
the EVIC will display “CLEARING CHANNELS”, do not
release the buttons until “CHANNELS CLEARED” is
displayed on the EVIC (after approximately 20 seconds).
Do not hold the buttons for longer than 30 seconds and
2. Position the end of your hand-held transmitter 1-3
inches (3-8 cm) away from the HomeLink buttons while
keeping the EVIC display in view.
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3. Simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLink
button that you want to train and the hand-held transmitter button. Do not release the buttons until step 4 has
been completed. The EVIC will display “CHANNEL X
TRAINING”, once the transmitter is programmed the
EVIC will display “CHANNEL X TRAINED”. X refers to
the desired channel being trained (1,2 or 3).
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. Once “CHANNEL X TRAINED” is displayed on the
EVIC, release both buttons. Programming is now complete. When the HomeLink button is subsequently
pressed, “CHANNEL X TRANSMIT” is displayed on the
screen and your device should be activated, (garage door
should open).
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NOTE: To program the remaining two HomeLink buttons, begin with ⬙Programming⬙ step two. Do not repeat
step one.
NOTE: If the EVIC display shows “CHANNEL X TRASMIT” (where X is channel 1,2 or 3) but your device
does not activate, the device may be equipped with a
“rolling code” system. Continue with the following steps
five through seven to complete the programming of a
rolling code equipped device (most commonly a garage
door opener manufactured after 1995). The assistance of
a second person may make the following programming
steps quicker and easier.
5. Programming a Rolling Code System
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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6. 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.
7. 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.
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:
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
successfully been accepted by HomeLink. (The EVIC will
display “CHANNEL X TRAINING” and then “CHANNEL X TRAINED”.) Proceed with ⬙Programming⬙ step
four to complete.
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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.
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:
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• Press and hold the two outer HomeLink buttons, and
the EVIC will display “CLEARING CHANNELS”, do
not release the buttons until “CHANNELS
CLEARED” is displayed on the EVIC (after approximately 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 EVIC will display “CHANNEL X TRANSMIT” for
20 seconds and then change to “CHANNEL X TRAINING”. Without releasing the HomeLink button, proceed
with ⬙Programming⬙ step 2
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For questions or comments, contact HomeLink at:
www.homelink.com or 1-800-355-3515.
Security
Garage Door Opener Operation with Security
Alarm (if equipped)
If your vehicle is equipped with the Security Alarm
feature, the operation of the HomeLink feature will be
purposely inhibited if the Security Alarm is ⬙Armed⬙.
This prevents HomeLink operation due to un-authorized
vehicle entry. HomeLink operation will be re-stored
when the Security Alarm has been ⬙Disarmed⬙ (pressing
the unlock button on the remote keyless entry key fob).
If you sell your vehicle, be sure to erase the HomeLink
buttons, by following the “Erasing HomeLink Buttons”
instructions in this section..
To erase all previously trained frequencies, press and
hold the two outer HomeLink buttons, and the EVIC will
display “CLEARING CHANNELS”, do not release the
buttons until “CHANNELS CLEARED” is displayed on
the EVIC (after approximately 20 seconds). Release both
buttons. Do not hold for longer that 30 seconds.
This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules and with
RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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In the event that you are still having programming
difficulties, questions, or comments, call toll free 1–800–
355–3515, or on the internet at www.homelink.com for
information or assistance.
the panel is venting, pressing the “close” end or the
rocker switch returns it to the closed position. Both
opening and closing operations in the vent mode occur
only while the switch is held.
HomeLink威 is a trademark owned by Johnson Controls,
Inc.
NOTE: The sunroof will continue to operate for ten
minutes after the ignition is turned OFF or until the
driver door is opened. This feature may be disabled by
your authorized dealer.
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof control is located between the sun
visors on the overhead console.
Pressing the ⬙open⬙ end of the rocker switch once moves
the panel to a comfort stop position short of full opening.
Pressing the switch a second time causes the panel to
continue moving rearward, up to the full-open position.
To close the panel, the ⬙close⬙ end of the switch must be
pressed and held.
Pressing the “vent” button from a fully closed position,
raises the trailing edge of the panel for ventilation. When
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
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partial open
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condition until the switch is pushed forward again. To
close fully, hold the switch in the forward position until
the glass movement has stopped.
The sunshade can be opened manually. It will also open
as the sunroof opens. The sunshade cannot be closed if
the sunroof is open.
WARNING!
Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Don’t leave the keys in
the ignition. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
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.
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
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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 nonabrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
the glass panel.
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
This vehicle has three auxiliary power outlets that can
provide up to 20 Amps of current for accessories designed for use with the standard power outlet adapters.
The outlet located in the lower portion of the instrument
panel has a snap on plastic cap so that it can be covered
when not in use. As a safety precaution, the outlet in the
instrument panel only operates with the ignition switch
ON. When the optional Cigar Lighter heating element is
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used, it heats when pushed in and pops out automatically when ready for use. To preserve the heating
element, do not hold the lighter in the heating position.
There are two additional 12 V/(20 total Amps for both
outlets) power outlets, one located in the storage bin of
the center console and another located in the right rear
cargo area. These outlets can be reconfigured by the
customer to operate only when the ignition is ON
(switched battery fed) or with the ignition ON or OFF
(battery fed) to allow for cellular telephone charging and
or operation while the ignition is off.
NOTE: All accessories connected to these outlets should
be removed or turned OFF when the vehicle is not in use
to protect the battery against discharge (unless the customer has reconfigured the fuse block to switched battery
feed).
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115V Inverter Outlet – If Equipped
This vehicle may also be equipped with a 115 Volt (150
Watts Maximum) outlet on the rear of the front center
console. These outlets can power cell phones, electronics
and other low power devices. This plug is controlled by
a switch located in left lower instrument panel.
NOTE: Due to build in overload protection the inverter
will shut down if the power rating is exceeded.
WARNING!
To Avoid Serious Injury or Death:
• Do not use a 3 — Prong Adaptor.
• Do not insert any objects into the receptacles.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use.
• If this outlet is mishandled it may cause an
electric shock and failure.
115 V Inverter Switch
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Electrical Outlet Use With Engine OFF (Battery
Fed Configuration)
CAUTION!
115V Inverter Plug
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e. cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged
in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will discharge
sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent
engine starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e. coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.), will discharge the
battery even more quickly. 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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Reconfiguring Power Outlets
To reconfigure the outlets, be sure the ignition is OFF
before removing the fuse. The reconfigurable fuse location is a special design that allows the fuse to be installed
in two different ways. If the fuse is located in the ⬙Upper
or Top Position⬙ the outlets will work at all times. If the
fuse is located in the ⬙Lower or Bottom Position⬙ the
power outlets will only work when the ignition is ON.
NOTE: The fuse block is located in the left side kick
panel behind a removable cover near the park brake
pedal. A fuse puller is attached to the inside surface of the
fuse panel cover to aid in removing fuses, if necessary.
FLOOR CONSOLE
Floor Console Features
The Floor Console between the driver’s and front passenger’s seat, has the following features:
• Miscellaneous storage compartments
• Flexible cup holder inserts
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• Portable phone storage bin
• Portable phone cord routing between lid and base on
forward edge
• 12 Volt reconfigurable power outlet inside storage
compartment
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• Side open armrest lid
• Tissue holder & pen holder
• Coin slots
• Removable CD bin
The coin slots are located under the instrument panel
center stack.
Cup Holders
Your vehicle has 8 cupholders. Four are located in the
center console, two are located in the second row armrest,
and two are located in the left hand quarter panel for
third row occupants. The four cupholders located in the
center console may be removed for cleaning.
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Power Outlet and Portable Phone Storage
The console is equipped with a power outlet, portable
phone storage bin, and phone cord routing. The phone
storage bin can be used when easy access to the phone is
needed. Also, the power outlet inside the console compartment can be used to power up the phone while it is
being stored in the bin. To use, plug in the portable power
recharge cord and place the cord along the opening
under the forward portion of the storage bin. Close the
console armrest lid and plug the power cord into the
phone while resting the phone in the bin. The power
outlet may be used for any portable item with a standard
12 volt power outlet adaptor, requiring up to 20 Amps of
current.
Rear Floor Console Features – If Equipped
The Rear Floor Console located between the second row
bucket seat, has the following features:
• Miscellaneous storage compartments
• Cup holders
• Portable phone cord routing between lid and base on
forward edge
• 12 Volt power outlet inside storage compartment
• Tissue holder & pen holder
• Second row heated seat switches.
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FACTORY INSTALLED ROOF LUGGAGE RACK
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Rear Floor Console
To access the storage bin, lift up on the console door latch.
The load carried on the roof when equipped with a
luggage rack must not exceed 68 kg (150 lbs.), and should
be uniformly distributed over the cargo area.
The side rails between the stantions should be used to tie
down cargo. Check the straps frequently to be sure that
the load remains securely attached.
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NOTE: Crossbars are offered by Mopar威 accessories.
External racks do not increase the total load carrying
capacity of the vehicle. Be sure that the total occupant
and luggage load inside the vehicle, plus the load on the
luggage rack, do not exceed the maximum vehicle load
capacity.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do not
exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity. Always
distribute heavy loads as evenly as possible and
secure the load appropriately.
Long loads which extend over the windshield, such
as wood panels or surfboards, should be secured to
both the front and rear of the vehicle.
Place a blanket or other protection between the
surface of the roof and the load.
Travel at reduced speeds and turn corners carefully
when carrying large or heavy loads on the roof rack.
Wind forces, due to natural causes or nearby truck
traffic, can add sudden upward loads. This is especially true on large flat loads and may result in
damage to the cargo or your vehicle.
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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.
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CARGO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM—IF EQUIPPED
The cargo management system consists of a removable
cargo liner and removable cargo organizer.
1 — Side Cover Latch
2 — Main Cover Latch
3 — Cargo Divider Handles
To open the side cover, pull on the cover latch, and attach
the cord to the upper cargo net hook.
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To open the main cover, pull up on the latch, and attach
the cord to the rear seat head restraint post.
To open the Cargo divider, lift up on the cargo divider
handles, raising the doors to the full open position. Raise
the side panels until they engage into the doors.
1 — Cargo Divider Door
2 — Cargo Divider Side Panel
To remove the cargo management system from the vehicle, pull the right hand side of the organizer towards
you so that the right pin slides out of the slot in the
vehicle. Push the organizer to the right and lift out of the
vehicle.
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS
CONTENTS
䡵 Instruments And Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
▫ AM Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
䡵 Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
▫ FM Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
䡵 Instrument Cluster Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
䡵 Sales Code REF — AM/FM/CD (Single Disc)
Radio With Optional Satellite Radio And Hands
Free Phone Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
䡵 Electronic Digital Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
▫ Clock Setting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
䡵 Radio General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
▫ Radio Broadcast Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
▫ Two Types Of Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
▫ Electrical Disturbances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode . . . . . . . 197
▫ Operation Instructions - CD Mode . . . . . . . . . 201
▫ Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode . . . . . 203
▫ Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
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INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS
▫ Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
䡵 Sales Code REC — AM/FM/CD (6–Disc) Radio
With Navigation System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
䡵 Sales Code RAQ – AM/FM/CD (6-Disc) Radio
With Optional Satellite Radio, Hands Free Phone,
And Vehicle Entertainment Systems (VES)
Capabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
▫ Operating Instructions — Satellite Radio (If
Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode . . . . . . . 205
▫ Operation Instructions - (CD Mode For CD
Audio Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
▫ Load/Eject Button (CD Mode For CD
Audio Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
▫ Operation Instructions - (CD Mode For MP3
Audio Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
▫ Load/Eject Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . 216
▫ REC Setting The Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
▫ Audio Clock Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
䡵 Video Entertainment System (Sales Code XRV) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
䡵 Satellite Radio — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
▫ System Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
▫ Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
▫ Selecting Satellite Mode In REF, RAQ, And
RAK Radios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
▫ Selecting a Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
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▫ Storing And Selecting Pre-Set Channels . . . . . . 226
▫ Manual Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
▫ Using The PTY (Program Type) Button (If
Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
▫ Air Conditioning Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
▫ PTY Button ⬙Scan⬙ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
▫ PTY Button ⬙Seek⬙ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
▫ Satellite Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
▫ Reception Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
䡵 Remote Sound System Controls — If Equipped . . 227
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
䡵 Compact Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
䡵 Radio Operation And Cellular Phones . . . . . . . . 229
䡵 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
▫ Front Blower Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
▫ Front Mode Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
▫ Rear Temperature Control — If Equipped . . . . 234
▫ Rear Window Defrosting And Rear Window
Washer/Wiper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
▫ Automatic Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
▫ Level Of Automatic Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
▫ Manual Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
▫ Rear Zone Climate Control — If Equipped . . . 240
▫ Rear Rotary Temperature Control . . . . . . . . . . 241
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▫ Front Unit To Rear Unit Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
䡵 Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
▫ Rear Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
▫ Operating Tips Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
▫ Rear Window Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
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Instrument Cluster
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION
1. Fuel Gage
The fuel gauge shows level of fuel in tank when
ignition switch is in the ON position.
2. Temperature Gage
The temperature gage indicates engine coolant
temperature. Any reading within the normal
range indicates that the cooling system is operating satisfactorily. The gage needle in V6 and V8 engines
will likely indicate a high temperature when driving in
hot weather, up mountain grades, in heavy traffic, or
when towing a trailer. If the needle rises to the “H” mark,
stop the vehicle, shift into N (Neutral) increase engine
speed for 2-3 minutes. If the temperature reading does
not return to normal, seek authorized service immediately.
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CAUTION!
Do not leave your vehicle unattended with the
engine running as you would not be able to react to
the temperature indicator if the engine overheats.
The gage pointer will remain near its last reading when
the engine is turned off. It will return to a true reading
when the engine is restarted.
3. Turn Signal Indicators
When a turn signal is activated, a right-pointing or
left-pointing arrow lights up and flashes to indicate the
direction of the turn. These indicators also indicate
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
If either indicator flashes at a faster rate than normal,
check for a defective bulb. If either indicator fails to light
up when the lever is moved, check for a defective fuse or
turn signal LED. A single chime is activated when the
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left/right turn signal is left on with the engine RPM
vehicle speed greater than 15 mph (24 km/h) for more
than one mile.
7. Fog Light Indicator
This light shows when the fog lights are ON.
4. Low Fuel Warning Light
This indicator lights when the fuel gauge reads 1/8
of a tank or less.
8. Coolant Temperature Light
This light warns of an overheated engine condition. For a bulb check, this light will come on
momentarily when the ignition is turned On. If the
light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle, shift into N
(Neutral) and increase the engine speed for 2 to 3
minutes. If the temperature reading does not return to
normal, seek authorized service immediately.
5. High Beam Indicator
Indicates that headlights are on high beam.
6. Seat Belt Reminder Light
This light comes on for several seconds after the
ignition is turned ON as a reminder to “buckle
up.” This light will remain on as long as the seat
belt remains unbuckled. If this light flashes, it indicates a
fault in the airbag system. Have the system checked by
an authorized dealer.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If the temperature light is on,
safely pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
in neutral with the air conditioner turned off until
the light turns off. If the if the light remains on, 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.
9. Speedometer
Shows the vehicles speed.
10. 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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11. Security Light
This light will flash rapidly for approximately 15 seconds
when the vehicle theft alarm is arming. The light will
flash at a slower speed continuously after the alarm is set.
The security light will also come on for about three
seconds when the ignition is first turned on.
illuminates and the ABS is switched off. When the
voltage is above this value again, the malfunction indicator light should go out and the ABS is operational. If
the malfunction indicator light stays illuminated, have
the system checked at your authorized dealer as soon as
possible.
12. ABS Warning Light
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
which is described elsewhere in this manual.
This light will come on when the ignition key is
turned to the ON position and may stay on for
approximately 3 seconds. If this light remains on or
comes on during driving, it indicates that the Anti-Lock
portion of the brake system is not functioning and that
service is required. See your authorized dealer immediately. With the ABS malfunctioning, the BAS and ESP are
also switched off. Both malfunction indicator lights illuminate with the engine running. If the charging voltage
falls below 10 volts, the malfunction indicator light
13. Engine Oil Pressure Indicator Light
This light indicates that the engine oil pressure has
become too low. For a bulb check, this light will
come on momentarily when the ignition is turned On. If
the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut
off the engine as soon as possible. Immediate service
should be obtained.
14. Tachometer
This gauge measures engine revolutions-per-minute
(rpm x 1000).
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15. Gear Selector
The electronic gear selector display is self-contained
within the instrument cluster. It displays the position of
the automatic transmission shift lever, and the relation of
each position to all other positions. For a good signal the
display will place a box around the selected transmission
range (PRND21). If the PRNDL displays only the characters PRND21 (no boxes) have the system checked by an
authorized dealer.
16. Trip Odometer
The trip odometer shows individual trip mileage. To
toggle between the odometer and the trip odometer,
press the Odometer/Trip Odometer Button. To reset the
Trip Odometer, press and hold the button while in trip
mode, until the Trip Odometer resets.
Also the cluster will display, replacing the odometer,
vehicle warning messages such as: door ajar, gate ajar,
low wash, No-fuse, and the outside temperature.
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The outside temperature will display in the odometer for
non-Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
equipped vehicles. Pressing the trip odometer reset button toggles the feature back to the odometer.
NOTE: If vehicle is equipped with the optional Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), all warnings
including door ajar, liftgate open, low washer fluid, will
only be displayed in the EVIC display. For additional
information, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center — If Equipped” in Section 3.
17. 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
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replacement, be sure to keep a record of the reading
before and after the service so that the correct mileage can
be determined.
18. Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator Light
The yellow ESP indicator light in the speedometer area illuminates with the key in the ignition switch turned to the ON/RUN position. It
should go out with the engine running. The
⬙ESP/TCS Indicator Light⬙ starts to flash as soon as the
tires lose traction and the ESP system becomes active. The
⬙ESP/TCS Indicator Light⬙ also flashes when TCS is
active. If the ⬙ESP/TCS Indicator Light⬙ begins to flash
during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply
as little throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed
and driving to the prevailing road conditions. The “ESP/
TCS Indicator Light” becomes illuminated when the
ESP-Off button has been pressed or ESP is only partially
available caused by lack of engine management or brake
thermal model.
19. Transmission Temperature Indicator
This light indicates that there is excessive transmission fluid temperature that might occur
with severe usage such as trailer towing. If this
light comes on, stop the vehicle and run the
engine at idle or faster, with the transmission in NEUTRAL until the light goes off.
20. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
This light informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control system. If a problem is detected the light will come on while the
engine is running. If the light remains lit with
the engine running your vehicle will usually be drivable,
however, see your dealer for service as soon as possible.
If the light is flashing when the engine is running,
immediate service is required and you may experience
reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine
stall and your vehicle may require towing. The light will
come on when the ignition is first turned on and remain
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on for 15 seconds as a bulb check. If the light does not
come on during starting, have the system checked by an
authorized dealer.
If the parking brake is applied, the light will flash when
the gear position is out of park for automatic transmissions.
21. BRAKE System Warning Light
The red “BRAKE” warning light will come on when the
ignition key is first turned on, and stay on briefly as a
bulb check. If the bulb does not come on during starting,
have the bulb repaired promptly. If the light stays on, it
may be an indication that the parking brake has not been
released, or there is a low brake fluid level. If the light
remains on when the parking brake has been disengaged,
and the fluid level is at the full mark on the master
cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake hydraulic
system malfunction or a problem with the Brake Booster.
In this case, the light will remain on until the condition
has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake
Booster the ABS pump will run when applying the brake.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary. Operating the vehicle in this condition is dangerous!
22. ESP/BAS Warning Lamp
The malfunction lamp for the ESP is combined
with BAS. The yellow “ESP/BAS Warning
Lamp” and the yellow “ESP/TCS Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster both come on
when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position.
They should go out with the engine running. If the
“ESP/BAS Warning Lamp” comes on continuously with
the engine running, a malfunction has been detected in
either the ESP or the BAS system. If this light remains on
after several ignition cycles, and the vehicle has been
driven several miles at speeds greater than 30 mph (48
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km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon as possible.
NOTE: • ⬙The ⬙ESP/TCS Indicator Light⬙ and the ⬙ESP/
BAS Warning Lamp⬙ come on momentarily each time the
ignition switch is turned ON. • The ESP Control System
will make buzzing or clicking sounds when it is actively
operating.
23. Malfunction Indicator Light
This light is part of an onboard diagnostic system
which monitors the emissions and engine control
system. If the vehicle is ready for emissions
testing the light will come on when the ignition is first
turned on and remain on, as a bulb check, until the
engine is started. If the vehicle is not ready for emissions
testing the light will come on when the ignition is first
turned on and remain on for 15 seconds, then blink for 10
seconds, and remain on until the vehicle is started. If the
bulb does not come on during starting, have the condition investigated promptly.
If this light comes on and remains on while driving, it
suggests a potential engine control problem and the need
for system service.
Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your dealer for service as soon as
possible.
CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
damage to the engine control system. It also could
affect fuel economy and driveability.
If the MIL is flashing, severe catalytic converter
damage and power loss will soon occur. Immediate
service is required.
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24. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle
has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those
tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when one or
more of your tires are significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates,
you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible,
and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving on a
significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
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reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
low tire pressure telltale.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Lamp will illuminate in the instrument cluster, and an audible chime will
be activated when one or more tire pressures is low. The
Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Lamp will flash on and
off for 60 seconds when a system fault is detected. The
flash cycle will repeat every ten minutes or until the fault
condition is removed and reset.
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CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using
replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. After-market wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can, or
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
25. Airbag Indicator
The indicator lights and remains lit for 6 to 8
seconds when the ignition is first turned ON. If
the light does not come on when the ignition is
first turned on, or the light stays on or comes on while
driving, have the airbag system checked by an authorized dealer.
26. 4WD Indicator
Indicates when transfer case is in 4WD position.
27. SVC (Service) 4WD Indicator
The SVC 4WD lights will come on when the ignition key
is turned to the ON position and will stay on for 2
seconds. If the light stays on or comes on during driving,
it means that the 4WD system is not functioning properly
and that service is required.
28. Cruise Light (Speed Control)
This indicator lights when the electronic speed control
system is turned on.
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29. TOW/HAUL
The TOW/HAUL button is located at the end of the gear
shift lever. This light will illuminate when the TOW/
HAUL button has been selected.
30. 4LOW Indicator
Indicates transfer case is in 4LOW position.
31. Odometer/Trip Odometer Button
Press this button to toggle between the odometer and the
trip odometer display. Holding the button in resets the
trip odometer reading.
ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK
The clock and radio each use the display panel built into
the radio. A digital readout shows the frequency and/or
time in hours and minutes (depending on your radio
model) whenever the ignition switch is in the “ON” or
“ACC” position.
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When the ignition switch is in the “OFF” position, or
when the radio frequency is being displayed, time keeping is accurately maintained.
On the AM/FM/CD (6-disc) radio the time button alternates the location of the time and frequency on the
display. On the AM/FM/CD (single-disc) radio only one
of the two, time or frequency is displayed.
Clock Setting Procedure
1. Press and hold the time button until the hours blink.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side Tune /
Audio control.
3. After the hours are adjusted, press the right side Tune /
Audio control to set the minutes.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side Tune / Audio
control.
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5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait approximately
5 seconds.
RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
Radio Broadcast Signals
Your new radio will provide excellent reception under
most operating conditions. Like any system, however, car
radios have performance limitations, due to mobile operation and natural phenomena, which might lead you to
believe your sound system is malfunctioning. To help
you understand and save you concern about these “apparent” malfunctions, you must understand a point or
two about the transmission and reception of radio signals.
Two Types of Signals
There are two basic types of radio signals... AM or
Amplitude Modulation, in which the transmitted sound
causes the amplitude, or height, of the radio waves to
vary... and FM or Frequency Modulation, in which the
frequency of the wave is varied to carry the sound.
Electrical Disturbances
Radio waves may pick up electrical disturbances during
transmission. They mainly affect the wave amplitude,
and thus remain a part of the AM reception. They
interfere very little with the frequency variations that
carry the FM signal.
AM Reception
AM sound is based on wave amplitude, so AM reception
can be disrupted by such things as lightning, power lines
and neon signs.
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FM Reception
Because FM transmission is based on frequency variations, interference that consists of amplitude variations
can be filtered out, leaving the reception relatively clear,
which is the major feature of FM radio.
NOTE: The radio, steering wheel radio controls (if
equipped), and 6 disc CD/DVD changer (if equipped)
will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the ignition
switch has been turned off. Opening a vehicle front door
will cancel this feature.
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SALES CODE REF — AM/FM/CD (SINGLE DISC)
RADIO WITH OPTIONAL SATELLITE RADIO AND
HANDS FREE PHONE CAPABILITY
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
side of your radio faceplate.
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
REF Radio
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Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio ON. Press
the ON/VOL a second time to turn OFF the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
volume control to the right increases the volume and to
the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
For your convenience, the volume can be turned down,
but not up, when the audio system is off and the ignition
is ON.
Mode Button (Radio Mode)
Press the mode button repeatedly to select between the
CD player and Satellite Radio (if equipped).
SEEK Button (Radio Mode)
Press and release the SEEK button to search for the next
listenable station in either AM/FM or Satellite (if
equipped) mode. Press the right side of the button to seek
up and the left side to seek down. The radio will remain
tuned to the new station until you make another selection. Holding the button will bypass stations without
stopping until you release it.
MUTE Button (Radio Mode)
Press the MUTE button to cancel the sound from the
speakers. ⬙MUTE⬙ will display. Press the MUTE button a
second time and the sound from the speakers will return.
Rotating the volume control, turning the radio ON/OFF,
or turning ON/OFF the ignition, will cancel the MUTE
feature.
NOTE: In Hands Free Phone (if equipped) mode, the
MUTE button mutes the microphone.
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SCAN Button (Radio Mode)
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next listenable station in either, AM, FM, or Satellite
(if equipped) frequencies, pausing for 5 seconds at each
listenable station before continuing to the next. To stop
the search, press SCAN a second time.
PSCAN Button (Radio Mode)
Pressing the PSCAN button causes the tuner to scan
through preset stations in either, AM, FM, or Satellite (if
equipped) frequencies, pausing for 5 seconds at each
preset station before continuing to the next. To stop the
search, press PSCAN a second time.
Time Button
Press the time button and the time of day will display for
5 seconds.
Clock Setting Procedure
1. Press and hold the time button until the hours blink.
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2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side Tune/
Audio control.
3. After the hours are adjusted, press the right side
Tune/Audio control to set the minutes. The minutes will
begin to blink.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side Tune/Audio
control.
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait 5 seconds.
RW/FF (Radio Mode)
Pressing the rewind/fast forward button causes the tuner
to search for the next frequency in the direction of the
arrows. This feature operates in either AM, FM or Satellite (if equipped) frequencies.
TUNE Control (Radio Mode)
Turn the right side rotary control clockwise to increase or
counter-clockwise to decrease the frequency.
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AM/FM Button (Radio Mode)
Press the button to select AM or FM Modes.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Press the rotary TUNE control and BASS will display.
Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to increase or
decrease the Bass tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control a second time and MID
will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to
increase or decrease the Mid Range tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control a third time and TREB will
display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to
increase or decrease the Treble tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control a fourth time and BAL will
display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to
adjust the sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Press the rotary TUNE control a fifth time and FADE will
display. Turn the TUNE control to the left or right to
adjust the sound level between the front and rear speakers.
Press the tune control again or wait 5 seconds to exit
setting tone, balance, and fade.
RND/SET Button (Radio Mode) To SET The
Push-Button Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to push-button memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this station
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within 5 seconds after pressing the SET button,
the station will continue to play but will not be stored
into push-button memory.
You may add a second station to each push-button by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
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the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2 in
both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM, 12 FM,
and 12 Satellite (if equipped) stations to be stored into
push-button memory. The stations stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the push-button
twice.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Preset Buttons 1 - 6 (Radio Mode)
These buttons tune the Radio to the stations that you
commit to push-button memory {12 AM, 12 FM, and 12
Satellite (if equipped) stations}.
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Operation Instructions - CD Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
Inserting The Compact Disc (Single CD Player)
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD Player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display.
If the volume control is ON, the unit will switch to CD
mode and begin to play. The display will show the track
number and play time in minutes and seconds. Play will
begin at the start of track one.
NOTE:
• On some vehicles, you may insert or eject a disc with
the radio or ignition switch OFF.
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• If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
OFF, the CD will automatically be pulled into the CD
Player.
SCAN Button (CD Mode)
Press this button to play the first 10 seconds of each track.
To stop the scan function, press the button a second time.
• This radio does not play discs with MP3 tracks.
EJECT Button (CD Mode)
Press this button and the disc will unload and
move to the entrance for easy removal. The
unit will switch to the last selected mode.
SEEK Button (CD Mode)
Press the right side of the SEEK button for the next track
on the CD. Press the left side of the button to return to the
beginning of the current track, or return to the beginning
of the previous track if the CD is within the first 10
seconds of the current selection.
MUTE Button (CD Mode)
Press the MUTE button to cancel the sound from the
speakers. ⬙MUTE⬙ will display. Press the MUTE button a
second time and the sound from the speakers will return.
Rotating the volume control or turning OFF the ignition
will also return the sound from the speakers.
If you do not remove the disc within 15 seconds, it will be
reloaded. The radio mode will continue to appear.
TIME Button (CD Mode)
Press this button to change the display from elapsed CD
playing time to time of day. The time of day will display
for 5 seconds.
RW/FF (CD Mode)
Press and hold the 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.
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RND/SET Button (Random Play Button) (CD
Mode)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3 player, cassette player, or microphone and utilize
the vehicle’s audio system to amplify the source and play
through the vehicle speakers.
Press the SEEK button to move to the next randomly
selected track.
The auxiliary mode becomes active when an electrical
device is plugged into the AUX jack using a standard 3.5
mm stereo audio cable and the user presses and releases
the MODE button until AUX appears on the display.
Press and hold the FF button to fast forward through the
tracks. Release the FF button to stop the fast forward
feature. If the RW button is pressed, the current track will
reverse to the beginning of the track and begin playing.
Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
Play.
NOTE: The radio will return to the last stored mode if
the ignition switch is turned from the OFF/LOCK position to the ACC position, the radio is turned on, and the
radio was previously in the AUX mode.
SEEK Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
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MUTE Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press the MUTE button to cancel the sound from the
speakers. ⬙MUTE⬙ will display. Press the MUTE button a
second time and the sound from the speakers will return.
Rotating the volume control or turning OFF the ignition
will also return the sound from the speakers.
SCAN Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
EJECT Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
PSCAN Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press this button to change the display from elapsed
playing time to time of day. The time of day will display
for 5 seconds.
RW/FF (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
RND/SET Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
Mode Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press the mode button repeatedly to select between the
CD player and Satellite Radio (if equipped).
Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone — If
Equipped
Refer to the “HANDS FREE PHONE (UConnect™)”
section of the Owner’s Manual.
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Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio — If
Equipped
Refer to the “Satellite Radio” section of the Owner’s
Manual.
SALES CODE RAQ – AM/FM/CD (6-DISC) RADIO
WITH OPTIONAL SATELLITE RADIO, HANDS
FREE PHONE, AND VEHICLE ENTERTAINMENT
SYSTEMS (VES) CAPABILITIES
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NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
side of your radio faceplate.
RAQ Radio
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
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Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio ON. Press
the ON/VOL a second time to turn OFF the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
volume control to the right increases the volume and to
the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
For your convenience, the volume can be turned down,
but not up, when the audio system is off and the ignition
is ON.
Mode Button (Radio Mode)
Press the mode button repeatedly to select between the
CD player, Satellite Radio, or Vehicle Entertainment
System (VES) (if equipped).
SEEK Button (Radio Mode)
Press and release the SEEK button to search for the next
listenable station in either AM/FM or Satellite (if
equipped) mode. Press the right side of the button to seek
up and the left side to seek down. The radio will remain
tuned to the new station until you make another selection. Holding the button will bypass stations without
stopping until you release it.
MUTE Button (Radio Mode)
Press the MUTE button to cancel the sound from the
speakers. ⬙MUTE⬙ will be displayed. Press the MUTE
button a second time and the sound from the speakers
will return. Rotating the volume control, turning the
radio ON/OFF, or turning OFF the ignition will also
return the sound from the speakers
NOTE: In Hands Free Phone (if equipped) mode, the
MUTE button mutes the microphone.
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SCAN Button (Radio Mode)
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next listenable station, in either AM, FM or Satellite (if
equipped) frequencies, pausing for 5 seconds at each
listenable station before continuing to the next. To stop
the search, press SCAN a second time.
MSG or INFO Button (Radio Mode)
Press the MSG or INFO button for an RBDS station (one
with call letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio
Text message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode
only).
Time Button
Press the time button and the time of day will be
displayed for 5 seconds.
Clock Setting Procedure
1. Press and hold the time button until the hours blink.
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2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side Tune /
Audio control.
3. After the hours are adjusted, press the right side Tune
/ Audio control to set the minutes. The minutes will
begin to blink.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side Tune / Audio
control.
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait 5 seconds.
RW/FF (Radio Mode)
Pressing the rewind/fast forward button causes the tuner
to search for the next frequency in the direction of the
arrows. This feature operates in either AM, FM or Satellite (if equipped) frequencies.
TUNE Control (Radio Mode)
Turn the right side rotary control clockwise to increase or
counter-clockwise to decrease the frequency.
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AM/FM Button (Radio Mode)
Press the button to select AM or FM Modes.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Press the rotary TUNE control and BASS will display.
Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to increase or
decrease the Bass tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control a second time and MID
will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to
increase or decrease the Mid Range tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control a third time and TREBLE
will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to
increase or decrease the Treble tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control a fourth time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or
left to adjust the sound level from the right or left side
speakers.
Press the rotary TUNE control a fifth time and FADE will
display. Turn the TUNE control to the left or right to
adjust the sound level between the front and rear speakers.
Press the rotary TUNE control again to exit setting tone,
balance and fade.
RND/PTY Button (Radio Mode)
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 or
turning the TUNE rotary knob 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
No program type or undefined
Adult Hits
Alert Alert
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Emergency Test
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
16 Digit-Character Display
None
Adult_Hits
Alert Alert
Classical
Classic_Rock
College
Country
Emergency Test
Foreign_Language
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
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Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm_and_Blues
Religious_Music
Religious_Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft_Rock
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
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station with the same selected PTY name. The PTY
function only operates when in the FM mode.
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.
SET/DIR Button (Radio Mode) — To Set the
Push-Button Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to push-button memory, press the SET/DIR
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
window. Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this
station and press and release that button. If a button is
not selected within 5 seconds after pressing the SET/DIR
button, the station will continue to play but will not be
stored into push-button memory.
You may add a second station to each push-button by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET/DIR button twice and SET 2 will show in the
display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM,12
FM and 12 Satellite (if equipped) stations to be stored into
push-button memory. The stations stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the push-button
twice.
Every time a preset button is used a corresponding
button number will be displayed.
Buttons 1 - 6 (Radio Mode)
These buttons tune the Radio to the stations that you
commit to push-button memory {12AM, 12 FM, and 12
Satellite (if equipped) stations}.
Operation Instructions - (CD MODE for CD Audio
Play)
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
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NOTE: Note: This Radio is capable of playing compact
discs (CD), recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable
compact discs (CD-RW) compact discs with MP3 tracks
and multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD Player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display.
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 eject a disc with the radio OFF.
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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.
SEEK Button (CD MODE for CD Audio Play)
Press the right side of the SEEK button for the next
selection on the CD. Press the left side 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.
MUTE Button (CD MODE for CD Audio Play)
Press the MUTE button to cancel the sound from the
speakers. ⬙MUTE⬙ will be displayed. Press the MUTE
button a second time and the sound from the speakers
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will return. Rotating the volume control, turning the
radio ON/OFF, or turning OFF the ignition will also
return the sound from the speakers.
Radio display will show ⬙LOADING DISC⬙ when the disc
is loading, and “READING DISC” when the radio is
reading the disc.
SCAN Button (CD MODE for CD Audio Play)
Press the Scan button to scan through each track on the
CD currently playing.
LOAD / EJT - Eject
Press the LOAD/ EJT button and the pushbutton with the corresponding number where
the CD was loaded and the disc will unload
and move to the entrance for easy removal.
Radio display will show ⬙EJECTING DISC⬙ when the disc
is being ejected and prompt the user to remove the disc.
LOAD/EJECT Button (CD Mode for CD Audio
Play)
LOAD/ EJECT - Load
Press the LOAD/ EJECT button and the pushbutton with the corresponding number where
the CD is being loaded. The radio will display
PLEASE WAIT and prompt when to INSERT
DISC. After the radio displays ⬙LOAD DISC⬙ insert the
CD into the player.
Press and hold the LOAD/ EJT button for 5 seconds and
all CDs will be ejected from the radio.
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 after a 2 minute timeout.
If the CD is removed and there are no other CD’s in the
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radio, the radio will remain in CD mode and display
⬙INSERT DISC” for 10 seconds. If no discs are inserted
within 10 seconds “NO DISCS LOADED” will be displayed.
On some vehicles a disc can be ejected with the radio and
ignition OFF.
TIME Button (CD MODE for CD Audio Play)
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
RW/FF (CD MODE for CD Audio Play)
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
works in a similar manner.
TUNE Control (CD MODE for CD Audio Play)
Pressing the TUNE control allows the setting of the Tone,
Fade, and Balance. See Radio Mode.
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AM/FM Button (CD MODE for CD Audio Play)
Switches the Radio to the Radio mode.
RND/PTY Button (Random Play Button) (CD
MODE for CD Audio Play)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
Press the SEEK button to move to the next randomly
selected track.
Press and hold the FF button to fast forward through the
tracks. Release the FF button to stop the fast forward
feature.
Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
Play.
Buttons 1 - 6 (CD MODE for CD Audio Play)
Selects disc positions 1 - 6 for Play/Load/Eject.
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Notes On Playing MP3 Files
The radio can play MP3 files, however, acceptable MP3
file recording media and formats are limited. When
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW.
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
files properly and may be unable to play the file normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
• Maximum number of directory levels: 15
• Maximum number of files: 255
• Maximum number of folders: 100
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a
3-character extension)
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a
3-character extension)
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
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Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.mp3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.mp3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rates.
MPEG Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
48, 44.1, 32
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
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Bit rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
Playback of MP3 Files
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
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contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
Operation Instructions - (CD Mode for MP3 Audio
Play)
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
by the following:
SEEK Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the right side of the SEEK button plays the next
MP3 File. Pressing the left side of the SEEK button plays
the beginning of the MP3 file. Pressing the button within
the first ten seconds plays the previous file.
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the Disc at Once option before
writing to the disc.
LOAD/EJECT Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
LOAD/ EJECT - Load
Press the LOAD/ EJECT button and the pushbutton with the corresponding number where
the CD is being loaded. The radio will display
PLEASE WAIT and prompt when to INSERT
DISC. After the radio displays ⬙LOAD DISC⬙ insert the
CD into the player.
Radio display will show ⬙LOADING DISC⬙ when the disc
is loading.
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LOAD / EJECT - Eject
Press the LOAD/ EJECT button and the pushbutton with the corresponding number where
the CD was loaded and the disc will unload
and move to the entrance for easy removal.
Radio display will show ⬙EJECTING DISC⬙ when the disc
is being ejected and prompt the user to remove the disc.
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 after a 2 minute timeout.
If the CD is removed and there are no other CD’s in the
radio, the radio will remain in CD mode and display
⬙INSERT DISC” for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes the radio
will go to the previous tuner mode.
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MSG or INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Press and MSG or INFO button while playing MP3 disc.
The radio scrolls through the following TAG information:
Song Title, Artist, File Name, and Folder Name (if available).
Press the MSG or INFO button once more to return to
⬙elapsed time⬙ priority mode.
Press and hold the MSG or INFO button while in the
message display priority mode or elapsed time display
priority mode will display the song title for each file.
RW/FF (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Press the FF side of the button to move forward through
the MP3 selection.
TUNE Control (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the TUNE Control allows the adjustment of
Tone, Balance, and Fade.
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AM/FM Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Switches back to Radio mode.
RND/ PTY Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing this button plays files randomly.
SET/DIR Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Press the SET/DIR Button to display folders, when
playing an MP3 discs that have a file/folder structure.
Turn the TUNE control to display available folders or
move through available folders. Press the TUNE control
to select a folder.
Buttons 1 - 6 (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Selects disc positions 1 - 6 for Play/Load/Eject.
Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone (If
Equipped)
Refer to Hands Free Phone in Section 3 of the Owner’s
Manual.
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If
Equipped)
Refer to the Satellite Radio section of the Owner’s
Manual.
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
System (VES威) (If Equipped)
Refer to separate Video Entertainment System (VES威)
Guide.
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SALES CODE REC — AM/FM/CD (6–DISC) RADIO
WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM
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menus and instructions for selecting a variety of destinations and routes, AM/FM stereo radio and six-disc CD
changer with MP3 capability.
Mapping information for navigation is supplied on a
DVD that is loaded into the unit. One map DVD covers
all of North America. Refer to your “Navigation User’s
Manual” for detailed operating instructions.
Operating Instructions — Satellite Radio (If
Equipped)
Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for detailed
operating instructions.
REC Setting the Clock
REC Radio
Satellite Navigation Radio with CD Player with MP3
Capability (REC) - combines a Global-Positioning
System-based navigation system with an integrated color
screen to provide maps, turn identification, selection
GPS Clock
The GPS receiver used in this system is synchronized to
the time data being transmitted by the GPS satellites. The
satellites’ clock is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). This is
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the worldwide standard for time. This makes the system’s clock very accurate once the appropriate time zone
and daylight savings information is set.
1. At the Main Menu screen, highlight “Clock Setup”
and press ENTER OR press and hold for 3 seconds the
TIME button on the unit’s faceplate. The Clock Setup
screen appears.
2. To show the GPS clock, select “Displayed Clock: GPS
Clock” and press ENTER.
3. To adjust the time zone, Select “Time Zone” and press
ENTER. Select the appropriate time zone and press
ENTER.
4. To turn daylight savings on or off, select “Daylight
Savings” and press ENTER. Select “On” or “Off” and
press ENTER.
5. Select DONE to exit from the clock setting mode. Press
ENTER to save your changes. If you press CANCEL or
NAV then your changes will not be saved.
User Defined Clock
If you wish to set the clock to a time different than the
system clock, you can manually adjust the time by
choosing the “User Defined Clock” option.
1. At the Clock Setup screen highlight “Displayed
Clock: User Defined Clock”.
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3. To decrease the clock by one hour, use the Select
Encoder to highlight the “-” sign. Press ENTER. Press
ENTER again to decrease the clock by another hour.
4. To increase the clock by minutes, make sure “MIN +”
is highlighted and press ENTER. Press ENTER again to
increase the clock by another minute.
5. To decrease the clock by minutes, use the Select
Encoder to highlight the “-“ sign. Press ENTER. Press
ENTER again to decrease the clock by another minute.
2. To increase the clock by hours, make sure “HR +” is
highlighted and press ENTER. Press ENTER again to
increase the clock by another hour. You will see on the
“User Defined Time” display the number of hours you
have increased the clock by.
6. Select “DONE” to exit from the clock setting mode.
Press ENTER to save your changes. If you press CANCEL or NAV then your changes will not be saved.
Audio Clock Display
Select this option to change the size of the clock on the
audio screens.
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1. When you are at an audio screen, quickly press the
TIME button on the navigation faceplate.
2. In this example the large clock appears on the screen.
4. To toggle back to the large clock, simply press TIME.
3. To switch the clock to the small clock, quickly press
TIME again.
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VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (SALES CODE
XRV) — IF EQUIPPED
The optional VES™ (Video Entertainment System) consists of a DVD player and LCD (liquid crystal display)
screen, a battery-powered remote control, and two headsets. The system is located in the headliner behind the
front row seat. Refer to your VES™ User’s Manual for
detailed operating instructions.
System Activation
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 over 100 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID).
NOTE: Your vehicle’s radio must be on and in satellite
mode when the activation process takes place.
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:
2. Credit card information.
3. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
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Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/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 REF Radios
With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY position and
the radio OFF, press the CD Eject and Time buttons
simultaneously for 3 seconds. The first four digits of the
twelve-digit ESN/SID number will display. Press the
SEEK UP button to display the next four digits. Continue
to press the SEEK UP button until all twelve ESN/SID
digits display. The SEEK DOWN will page down until
the first four digits display. 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.
ESN/SID Access With RAQ and RAK 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 display. 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.
ESN/SID Access With REC Navigation Radios
Please refer to your Navigation User’s Manual.
With the ignition in the ACCESSORY position and the
radio off, press the CD Eject and Set buttons simultaneously until the 12 digits of the ESN/SID appear on the
screen.
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Selecting Satellite Mode in REF, RAQ, and RAK
Radios
Selecting Satellite Mode — REF Radio
Press the MODE button repeatedly until the word ⬙SAT⬙
appears in the display.
A CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
mode.
Selecting Satellite Mode — RAQ and RAK Radio
Press the MODE button repeatedly until the word ⬙SAT⬙
appears in the display.
These radios will also display the current station name
and program type. For more information, such as song
title and artist press the MSG or INFO button.
A CD or tape may remain in the radio while in the
Satellite radio mode.
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Selecting a Channel
Press and release the SEEK or TUNE knob 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 12 AM and 12 FM pre-set stations, you
may also commit 12 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.
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.
• 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.
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REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to
access the switches.
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The right hand control is a rocker type switch with a push
button in the center. Pressing the top of the switch will
increase the volume and pressing the bottom of the
switch will decrease the volume.
The button located in the center of the right hand control
will switch modes to Radio or CD.
The left hand control is a rocker type switch with a push
button in the center. The function of the left hand control
is different depending on which mode you are in.
The following describes the left hand control operation in
each mode.
Radio Operation
Pressing the top of the switch will SEEK up for the next
listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch
will SEEK down for the next listenable station.
The button located in the center of the left hand control
will tune to the next pre-set station that you have
programmed in the radio pre-set push-buttons.
CD Player
Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once
will go to the beginning of the current track or to the
beginning of the previous track if it is within one second
after the current track begins to play.
If you press the switch up or down twice it plays the
second track, three times, it will play the third, etc.
The button in the center of the left hand switch changes
CD’s on the 6–Disc in-dash CD changer radio. This
button does not function for all other radios.
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COMPACT DISC MAINTENANCE
To keep the compact discs in good condition, take the
following precautions:
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
surface.
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
wiping from center to edge.
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratching the disc.
4. Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, cleaners,
or antistatic sprays.
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
too high.
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NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular disc, it may be damaged (i.e. scratched, reflective
coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
oversized, or have theft protection encoding. Try a
known good disc before considering disc player service.
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
Manual Control
Air Conditioning Operation
To turn the air conditioning On or Off perform the
following steps:
• Position the mode control button to the desired airflow
setting.
• Set the front blower control to any desired speed.
• Press the Snowflake (A/C) button which is located to
the right of the temperature control slide. An indicator
light on the Snowflake (A/C) button shows that the air
conditioning is On.
• Press the Snowflake (A/C) button a second time to
turn the air conditioning Off.
The Air Conditioning and Heating System is designed to
make you comfortable in all types of weather. The
following describes its operation:
NOTE: The compressor will not engage until the engine
has been running for several seconds. Slight changes in
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engine speed or power may be noticed when the compressor cycles. This is a normal occurrence since the
compressor will cycle on and off to maintain comfort and
improve fuel economy.
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Front Mode Control
The mode control allows you to
choose from several patterns of air
distribution.
Front Blower Control
The Front Blower controls the
amount of air delivered to the
passenger
compartment.
There are four blower speeds.
The fan speed increases as
you turn the control clockwise. When the front blower
control is turned to OFF, the
blower will be turned off and
the system will be positioned
in recirculation mode.
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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 and give an even blend of both
modes.
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Recirculation Mode (Panel or Bi-Level)
Select either the Panel or Bi-Level
mode positions when the outside air
contains smoke, odors, high humidity,
or if rapid cooling of the interior is
desired. This feature allows for recirculation of interior air only, when either of these positions are selected. Air
flows through the panel outlets or panel and floor outlets
in these modes.
Panel
Outside air flows through the outlets located in the
instrument panel. These outlets can be adjusted to
direct the airflow.
Bi-Level
Air flows through the outlets located in the instrument panel and those located on the floor.
NOTE: There is a difference in temperature between the
upper and lower outlets for added comfort. The warmer
air goes to the floor outlets. This feature gives improved
comfort during sunny but cool conditions.
Heat (Floor)
Outside air flows primarily through the floor outlets located under the instrument panel. A small
amount of air is directed through the defrost and side
window demister outlets.
Mix
Outside air flows in equal proportions through the
floor and defroster outlet.
Defrost
Outside air is primarily directed to the windshield
through the defroster outlet located at the base of
the windshield and side window demist outlets.
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NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in
both Mix and Defrost or a blend of these modes, even if
the A/C button has not been pressed. This dehumidifies
the air to help dry the windshield.
Temperature Control
The temperature of the air is controlled by a slide located
on the top center of the control panel. Move the slide left
or right to change the temperature. The blue area of the
scale indicates cooler temperatures while the red area
indicates warmer temperatures.
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Rear Temperature Control — If Equipped
Rotating this knob left to the
“REAR CONTROL” position
allows the passengers in the
second and third row seats to
control the blower speed and
temperature by means of the
rear control located in the rear
of the center floor console as
described under “Rear Zone
Control.” Rotating this knob
to the “OFF” position, turns off the rear climate controls.
Rotating this knob to the right of the “OFF” position
allows the Driver and front passenger to control the rear
blower speed, and the rear temperature using the front
temperature slide. The mode, front or rear, is always
controlled by the front mode control. For example: Panel
mode on the front control will give you air from the
outlets in the headliner in the rear. Floor mode in the
front will give you floor in the rear.
Rear Window Defrosting and Rear Window
Washer/Wiper
See the “Rear Window Features” section of this book.
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Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If
Equipped
The control can be turned on by pressing the POWER
knob. When the control is turned on, it will be in the last
mode prior to being turned off. Pressing the POWER
knob again will turn off the control. The control can also
be turned on by pressing any button and it will display
the corresponding operation mode for that button.
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Automatic Control
The ATC system can maintain a steady comfort level in
various weather conditions with a simple operation:
• Select your desired temperature setting by pressing
the + or - side of the TEMP rocker switches. A digital
temperature setting for driver and passenger will be
displayed. The ATC system uses an infrared wensor
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located in the overhead console to measure the temperature of the driver and passengers. Based on the
sensor input, the system will automatically ocntrol
comfort by varying the temperature, fan speed, and
mode. This maintains a comfortable temperature, even
under changing conditions. It is important that objects
are not blocking the infrared sensor. It is also important that objects are not used that may scratch or
damage it in any way.
Level Of Automatic Control
72°F (22°C) is the recommended setting for maximum
comfort for the average person, however, this may vary.
NOTE: The temperature setting can be adjusted at any
time without affecting automatic control operation. It is
not necessary to move the temperature setting for cold or
hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts the temperature, mode and fan speed to provide comfort as
quickly as possible.
NOTE: In cold weather, the fan will not turn on in
AUTO mode until the engine coolant has warmed up
sufficiently. This is indicated by the WARM UP DELAY
message on the display.
NOTE: 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.⬙ The mode will also be shown in the
display and will change as required during automatic
operation.
NOTE: The system can be put into recirculate mode
without affecting ATC operation. This will prevent outside air from entering the vehicle. Use this mode to
temporarily block out any outside odors, smoke, or dust.
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Manual Control (ATC)
You also may choose to customize your comfort by
selecting the fan speed and mode manually. Turning the
fan speed knob or any mode button places the system
into manual operation.
While in manual operation there are six fan speeds
available and the choice of any mode. The airflow
temperature is adjusted automatically to maintain the
desired comfort level. You can adjust the temperature by
pressing the + or - TEMP rocker switches.
FAN Control
Use this knob to regulate the amount of air delivered
through the system in any mode you select. Rotation
of the knob to increase (clockwise) or decrease (counterclockwise) fan speed.
Air Conditioning Operation
Press this button to enable the air conditioning
system. Compressor operation is automatic when
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you press the AUTO button and no snowflake is shown.
A snowflake indicates that the A/C system is enabled.
The snowflake will not be displayed in AUTO mode even
though the A/C system is enabled.
The compressor may operate at any temperature above
32°F (0°C).
NOTE: The compressor will not engage until the engine
has been running for several seconds. Slight changes in
engine speed or power may be noticed when the compressor cycles. This is a normal occurrence since the
compressor will cycle on and off to maintain comfort and
improve fuel economy.
Recirculate Button
Press this button to recirculate the air inside the
vehicle. Outside air is prevented from entering
the vehicle. Use this mode to temporarily block
out any outside odors, smoke, dust or when
rapid cooling of the interior is required.
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Manual control of Recirculation is possible only in Panel,
Floor, and Bi-Level modes. It will not operate in Mix, or
Defrost modes. The recirculation symbol will flash three
times indicating recirculation is not available in these
modes.
NOTE: If the interior of the windows begin to fog, press
the recirculate button to return to outside air. Some
conditions will cause captured interior air to fog windows when in recirculate mode.
Panel
Air flows through the outlets located in the instrument panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct
the airflow.
Floor (Heat)
Air flows primarily through the floor outlets located under the instrument panel. A small amount
of air is directed through the defrost and side window
demister outlets.
Mix
Outside air flows in equal proportions through the
floor and defroster outlets.
Bi-Level
Air flows through the outlets located in the instrument panel and those located on the floor.
NOTE: There is a difference in temperature between the
upper and lower outlets for added comfort. The warmer
air goes to the floor outlets. This feature gives improved
comfort during sunny but cool conditions.
Defrost
Outside air is directed to the windshield through
the defroster outlet located at the base of the
windshield and side window demist outlets.
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in
both Mix and Defrost or a blend of these modes, even if
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the A/C snowflake button has not been pressed. This
dehumidifies the air to help dry the windshield.
Rear Temperature Control (ATC)
The “REAR” button cycles through the following modes:
Rear Control from Front
This allows the driver or passenger to control the rear
blower speeds rotating the POWER / FAN knob and the
rear temperature using the pass/rear TEMP +/- rocker
switch. While in this mode, pressing the POWER/FAN
knob will turn the rear system off. Pressing the POWER/
FAN knob will turn the rear system back on.
NOTE: The display will show a ⬙REAR⬙ fan speed graph
and a ⬙REAR⬙ digital temp setting.
CONTROL IN REAR
This allows the passengers in the second row seats to
control the blower speed and temperature by means of
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the rear control located in the rear of the center floor
console as described under the ⬙Rear Zone Climate
Control.⬙
NOTE: The front display will show “CONTROL IN
REAR.”
REAR OFF
This turns the rear system off. The control will return to
the front system display after approximately 5 seconds if
no buttons are pushed while in one of the rear system
displays. You may also return to the front system display
sooner by pushing any button except the POWER/FAN
knob, the rear button, the driver/passenger temp rocker
buttons.
NOTE: The display will show “REAR OFF.”
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REAR AUTO
This mode places the rear system in automatic temperature control. Rear temperature can be set as desired (72
recommended for average person) and will be displayed
digitally on the front control when in rear mode.
Rear Window Defrosting and Rear Window
Washer/Wiper
See the “Rear Window Features” section of this book.
Rear Zone Climate Control — If Equipped
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Headliner 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 knobs on the
outlets to one side will shut off the airflow.
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heating system is always controlled by the front control
unit. Fan and temperature can be controlled from the
front control unit or the rear control unit.
Rear Rotary Blower Control
The second row seat occupants have control of the rear
blower speed, only when the front control unit is in the
“REAR CONTROL” position or CONTROL IN REAR⬙
for ATC.⬙
The rear blower switch has an “Off” position and a range
of blower speeds. Rotating the rear blower control clockwise will increase the blower speed.
The rear compartment control uses two rotary knobs: one
for the temperature control and the other for the fan
speed control. The mode for the rear air conditioning and
Rear Rotary Temperature Control
The second row seat occupants have contorl of the rear
temperature only when the front control unit is in the
⬙REAR CONTROL⬙ position.
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To change the temperature in the rear of the vehicle,
rotate the temperature control knob to the right or left.
The blue area indicates cooler temperatures while the red
area indicates warmer temperatures.
NOTE: For best operation, make sure that ventilation
grilles located in the rear storage area are not obstructed
by stowed articles.
Front Unit to Rear Unit Chart
If the Front Control is
selected
Panel
Bi-Level
Floor
Mix
Defrost
Rear Airflow will come
from
Headliner
Headliner
Floor
Floor
Floor
Operating Tips
Fast Cooldown
For a fast cooldown, set the blower fan to the highest
setting, set the mode control to the panel fresh position,
press the snowflake button to turn on the air conditioning, and drive with the windows open for the first few
minutes. Once the hot air has been expelled, close the
windows and set the mode selector to the Recirculation
panel or Recirculation Bi-level position. When a comfortable condition has been reached, choose a mode position
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and adjust the temperature control and blower speed as
necessary to maintain comfort. For high humidity conditions it may be necessary to remain in the Recirculation
mode to maintain comfort.
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Regular cleaning of the inside of the windows with a
non-filming cleaning solution (vinegar and water works
very well) will help prevent contaminates (cigarette
smoke, perfumes, etc.) from sticking to the windows.
Contaminates increase the rate of window fogging.
Window Fogging
Windows will fog on the inside when the humidity inside
the vehicle is high. This often occurs in mild or cool
temperatures when it’s rainy or humid. In most cases
turning on the Air-conditioning (pressing the snowflake
button) will clear the fog. Adjust the temperature control,
air direction and blower speed to maintain comfort.
Summer Operation
Air conditioned vehicles must be protected with a high
quality antifreeze coolant during summer to provide
proper corrosion protection and to raise the boiling point
of the coolant for protection against overheating. A 50 %
concentration is recommended.
As the temperature gets colder it may be necessary to
direct air onto the windshield by using MIX Mode
position on the control. Adjust the temperature control
and blower speed to maintain comfort. Interior fogging
on the windshield can be quickly removed by selecting
the defrost mode.
Winter Operation
When operating the system during the winter months,
make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of ice, slush, snow, or other obstructions. This will also prevent snow ingestion into the
ducts.
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Operating Tips Chart
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REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
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A rotating switch located on the climate control
panel turns the rear wiper On or Off. Pressing the
rotating switch inward activates the rear window
washer. Rotating the switch will enable one of five
intermittent delay times for the rear wiper. The delay
times range from 20 to 1 second.
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If the rear wiper is operating when the ignition is turned
off, the wiper will automatically return to the “Park”
position. When the vehicle is restarted, the wiper will
resume operation.
Rear Window Defrosting
A push-button type switch is located in the climate
control panel. Press the switch and the rear window defroster and electric remote control heated mirrors
(if equipped) will turn On. An amber indicator on the
push-button will light when the defroster is turned On.
An symbol will be displayed when the defroster is turned
on with an ATC control. Push again to turn Off prior to
time-out. The defroster will automatically turn Off after
fifteen minutes. For ten more minutes of operation, push
the button again. To prevent excessive battery drain, use
the defroster only when the engine is operating.
CAUTION!
Use care when washing the inside of the rear window to prevent damage to heating elements. Use a
soft cloth and a mild washing solution, wiping
parallel to the heating elements. Also, keep all
objects a safe distance from the window to prevent
damaging the heating elements.
STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
▫ Shifting Procedure - NV 144 Transfer Case . . . 262
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
▫ NV 244 Generation II Transfer Case Operating
Information / Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
▫ Normal Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
䡵 Engine Block Heater – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 253
䡵 Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
䡵 Four-Wheel Drive Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
▫ NV 144 Transfer Case Operating
Information/Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
▫ Shifting Procedure - NV 244 Generation II
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
䡵 Driving On Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
䡵 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
䡵 Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
▫ Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . 271
䡵 Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
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䡵 Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
䡵 Tires — General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
▫ ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
▫ BAS (Brake Assist System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
▫ TCS (Traction Control System) . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
▫ Radial-Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
▫ ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation) . . . . . . . . . . 278
▫ Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 297
▫ ESP (Electronic Stability Program) . . . . . . . . . 279
▫ Limited Use Spare — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 298
䡵 Multi Displacement System (MDS) - 5.7L Engine
Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
䡵 Rocking The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
䡵 Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . 288
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . 289
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
▫ Alignment And Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
䡵 Supplemental Tire Pressure Information – If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
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䡵 Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
䡵 Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
䡵 Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
䡵 Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
䡵 Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
▫ Base System – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
䡵 Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
䡵 Flexible Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
▫ E-85 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
▫ Ethanol Fuel (E-85) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
▫ Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
▫ Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles
(E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
▫ Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
▫ Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
▫ Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
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▫ Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
䡵 Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
▫ Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
▫ Curb Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
䡵 Snowplow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
▫ Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
▫ Dodge Durango Or Chrysler Aspen Models . . 336
䡵 Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
䡵 Recreational Towing (Behind Motorhome, Etc.) . . 337
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
▫ Recreational Towing 2WD Models . . . . . . . . . 337
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
▫ Recreational Towing 4WD Models . . . . . . . . . 337
▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
䡵 Equipment Identification Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
STARTING AND OPERATING
STARTING PROCEDURES
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both
inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts.
WARNING!
Be sure to turn off the engine if you want to rest or
sleep in your car. Accidents can be caused by inadvertently moving the gear selection lever or by
pressing the accelerator pedal. This may cause excessive heat in the exhaust system, resulting in overheating and vehicle fire which may cause serious or
fatal injuries.
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WARNING!
Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build up may
cause serious injury or death.
Automatic Transmission
Start the engine with the selector lever in NEUTRAL or
PARK position. Apply the brake before shifting to any
driving range.
Normal Starting
Normal Starting of either a warm or cold engine is
obtained without pumping or depressing the accelerator
pedal.
Tip Start Feature
Your vehicle has a “Tip Start” starting system. With “Tip
Start” the driver does not need to hold the key in the
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’Start’ position until the vehicle starts, but can release the
key (still in the ignition) and the vehicle will continue
through the start cycle.
• Turn the ignition key to the START position, until the
start motor engages.
• Release the key (still in the ignition) and the starter
will continue through the start cycle until the vehicle
starts or for 5 seconds (whichever comes first).
If Engine Fails To Start
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
Normal Starting procedure, it may be flooded. Push the
accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it there
while cranking the engine. This should clear any excess
fuel in case the engine is flooded.
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the
engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to
15 seconds before trying again.
WARNING!
Never pour fuel or other flammable 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.
STARTING AND OPERATING
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.
If the engine has been flooded, it may start to run, but not
have enough power to continue running when the key is
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released. If this occurs, continue cranking with the accelerator pedal pushed all the way to the floor. Release the
accelerator pedal and the key once the engine is running
smoothly.
If the engine shows no sign of starting after two 15
second periods of cranking with the accelerator pedal
held to the floor, the Normal Starting procedure should
be repeated.
After Starting
The idle speed is automatically controlled on fuel injected
engines and will decrease as the engine warms up.
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.
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The 3.7L/4.7L engine block heater cord is located at the
front of the engine compartment near the radiator cap.
The 5.7L engine block heater cord is located on the left
side of the engine compartment and rearward of the
power distribution center.
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the cord before driving.
Damage to the 110-115 volt electrical cord could
cause electrocution.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Automatic Transmission
The electronic PRNDL on the instrument cluster indicates
the transmission gear selected. The selector lever is
mounted on the right side of the steering column. To
drive, move the selector lever from Park or Neutral to the
desired drive position. Pull selector lever toward you
when shifting into Reverse, Second, First or Park, or
when shifting out of Park.
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.
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from Park or
Neutral position into another gear range.
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“P” Park
Supplements parking brake by locking the transmission.
Engine can be started in this range. Never use Park while
vehicle is in motion. Apply parking brake when leaving
vehicle in this range. Always apply parking brake first,
then place selector in Park position.
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WARNING!
Never use Park position on an automatic transmission as a substitute for the parking brake. Always
apply parking brake fully when parked to guard
against vehicle movement and possible injury or
damage.
WARNING!
Your vehicle could move and injure you and others if
it is not completely in P (Park). Check by trying to
move the gearshift lever back and forth without first
pulling the lever toward you, after you have set it in
P (Park). Make sure it is in Park before leaving the
vehicle.
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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.
“R” Reverse
Use this range only after the vehicle has come to a
complete stop.
“N” Neutral
Shift to Neutral when vehicle is standing for prolonged
periods with engine running. Engine may be started in
this range. Set the parking brake if you must leave the
vehicle.
NOTE: Towing the vehicle (except as specified under
Towing A Disabled Vehicle), coasting, or otherwise driving the vehicle while in N (Neutral) can cause severe
transmission damage
“D” Drive
For most city and highway driving.
“2” Second
For driving slowly in heavy city traffic or on mountain
roads where more precise speed control is desirable. Use
it also when climbing long grades, and for engine braking when descending moderately steep grades. To prevent excessive engine speed do not exceed 45 miles per
hour (72 km/h) in this range.
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“1” First
For driving up very steep hills and for engine braking at
low speeds 25 mph (40 km/h) or less when going down
hill. To prevent excessive engine speed do not exceed 25
mph (40 km/h) in this range.
Overdrive Operation
The overdrive automatic transmission contains an electronically controlled fourth and fifth (if equipped) speed
(Overdrive). The transmission will automatically shift
from Drive to Overdrive if the following conditions are
present:
• the transmission selector is in Drive;
• the engine coolant has reached normal operating temperature;
• vehicle speed is above approximately 30 mph (48
km/h);
• the “TOW/HAUL” switch has not been activated;
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• transmission has reached normal operating temperature.
NOTE: If the vehicle is started in extremely cold temperatures, the transmission may not shift into Overdrive
and will automatically select the most desirable gear for
operation at this temperature. Normal operation will
resume when the transmission fluid temperature has
risen to a suitable level. Refer also to the Note under
torque converter clutch, later in this section.
If the transmission temperature gets extremely hot, the
transmission will automatically select the most desirable
gear for operation at this temperature. If the transmission
temperature becomes hot enough the TRANS TEMP light
may illuminate and the transmission may downshift out
of Overdrive until the transmission cools down. After
cooldown, the transmission will resume normal operation.
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The transmission will downshift from Overdrive to Drive
if the accelerator pedal is fully depressed at vehicle
speeds above approximately 35 mph (56 km/h).
When To Use “TOW/HAUL” Mode
performance and reduce the potential for transmission
overheating or failure due to excessive shifting. When
operating in “TOW/HAUL” mode, 5th gear (if
equipped) is disabled and 2-3 and 3-4 shift patterns are
modified. Shifts into Overdrive (4th gear) are allowed
during steady cruise (for improved fuel economy) and
automatic closed-throttle downshifts to 3rd gear (for
improved braking) will occur during steady braking.
The “TOW/HAUL” light will illuminate in the instrument cluster to indicate when the switch has been
activated. Pressing the switch a second time restores
normal operation. If the “TOW/HAUL” mode is desired,
the button must be pressed each time the engine is
started.
When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a
heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, press the “TOW/HAUL” button. This will improve
Torque Converter Clutch
A feature designed to improve fuel economy is included
in all automatic transmissions. A clutch within the torque
converter engages automatically at a calibrated speed at
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light throttle. It engages at higher speeds under heavier
acceleration. This may result in a slightly different feeling
or response during normal operation in high gear. When
the vehicle speed drops below a calibrated speed, or
during acceleration, the clutch automatically and
smoothly disengages. The feature is operational in Overdrive and in Drive.
the fluid partially draining from the torque converter into
the transmission. This condition is normal and will not
cause damage to the transmission. The torque converter
will refill within five seconds of shifting from Park into
any other gear position.
NOTE: The torque converter clutch will not engage
until the transmission fluid and engine coolant are warm
[usually after 1-3 miles (1.6 - 4.8 km) of driving]. Because
the engine speed is higher when the torque converter
clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the transmission
is not shifting into Overdrive when cold. This is normal.
Pressing the⬙TOW/HAUL⬙ button will demonstrate that
the transmission is able to shift into and out of Overdrive.
NV 144 Transfer Case Operating
Information/Precautions
The NV 144 is an electric shift transfer case and is
operated by the Four-Wheel-Drive (4WD) Control
Switch, which is located on the instrument panel.
NOTE: If the vehicle has not been driven in several
days, the first few seconds of operation after shifting the
transmission into gear may seem sluggish. This is due to
The NV 144 transfer case is designed to be driven in for
4WD for normal street and highway conditions (all road
surfaces roads).
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION
The NV 144 transfer case provides 2 mode positions:
Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) and 4-Wheel-Drive Lock (4WD
LOCK).
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When additional traction is required, the transfer case
4WD LOCK position can be used to lock the front and
rear driveshafts together and force the front and rear
wheels to rotate at the same speed. This is accomplished
by rotating the 4WD Control Switch to the 4WD LOCK
position - see Shifting Procedure section for specific
shifting instructions. The 4WD LOCK position is designed for loose, slippery road surfaces only. Driving in
the 4WD LOCK position on dry hard surfaced roads may
cause increased tire wear and damage to the driveline
components.
Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights
Transfer case position indicator lights are located on the
instrument cluster, and indicate the current and desired
transfer case selection. If there are no indicator lights on
or flashing the transfer case position is Four-Wheel Drive
(4WD).
The “SVC 4WD” warning light monitors the electric shift
4WD system. If this light remains on after engine start up
or illuminates during driving, it means that the 4WD
system is not functioning properly and that service is
required.
WARNING!
Always engage the parking brake when powering
down the vehicle if the ⴖService 4WDⴖ light is
illuminated. Not engaging the parking brake may
allow the vehicle to roll which may cause personal
injury.
NOTE: Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
front or rear wheels are spinning. The NV 144 transfer
case is not equipped with a synchronizer and therefore
the front and rear driveshaft speeds must be equal for the
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shift to take place. Shifting while only the front or rear
wheels are spinning can cause damage to the transfer
case.
Proper operation of four-wheel-drive vehicles depends
on tires of equal size, type and circumference on each
wheel. Any difference in tire size can cause damage to the
transfer case.
Because four-wheel-drive provides improved traction,
there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping
speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
For additional information on the appropriate use of each
transfer case mode position see the following information:
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4WD
Normal Four-Wheel-Drive High Range - Employs interaxle differential. Allows front and rear wheels to rotate at
different speeds. All road surfaces.
4WD LOCK
Four-Wheel-Drive Lock (4WD LOCK)- Locks the front
and rear driveshafts together. Forces the front and rear
wheels to rotate at the same speed. Additional traction
for loose, slippery road surfaces only.
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Shifting Procedure - NV 144 Transfer Case
NOTE: Delayed shifting out of 4WD LOCK may be
experienced due to uneven tire wear, low tire pressure, or
excessive vehicle loading.
NOTE: If any of the requirements to select a new
transfer case position have not been met, the transfer case
will not shift. The indicator light will flash and the
current transfer case position will be maintained. To retry
a selection, turn the control knob back to the current
position, wait five (5) seconds, and retry the shift.
4WD to 4WD LOCK or 4WD LOCK to 4WD
With the key ON and the engine either OFF or RUNNING, rotate the transfer case switch, located on the
instrument panel to the desired position.
NOTE: The 4x4 system will not allow shifts between
4WD/4WD LOCK if the rear wheels are spinning (no
traction). In this situation the position indicator light will
continue to flash. At this time, reduce speed and stop
spinning the wheels to complete the shift. There may be
a delay up to 13 seconds for the shift to complete after the
wheels have stopped spinning.
NOTE: The ignition key must be ON for a shift to take
place and for the position indicator lights to be operable.
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If the key is not ON then the shift will not take place and
no position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
NV 244 Generation II Transfer Case Operating
Information / Precautions
The NV 244 Generation II is an electric shift transfer case
and is operated by the 4WD Control Switch, which is
located on the instrument panel.
The NV 244 Generation II transfer case provides 4 mode
positions - Normal four-wheel-drive (4WD) high range,
four-wheel-drive lock (4WD LOCK), four-wheel-drive
low (4WD LOW) range, and neutral (N).
This transfer case is equipped with an inter-axle differential that allows driving the vehicle in the normal
all-wheel-drive position (4WD) at all times on any given
road surface, including dry hard surfaced roads. The
4WD mode allows the front and rear wheels to rotate at
different speeds. This eliminates driveline binding and
component wear normally associated with driving the
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vehicle in the 4WD LOCK position on dry hard surfaced
roads. This feature provides the safety, security, and
convenience of operating in all-wheel drive at all times
regardless of road conditions.
When additional traction is required, the 4WD LOCK
and 4WD LOW positions can be used to lock the front
and rear driveshafts together through the transfer case
inter-axle differential and force the front and rear wheels
to rotate at the same speed. This is accomplished by
rotating the 4WD Control Switch to these positions. The
4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW positions are intended for
loose, slippery road surfaces only. Driving in the 4WD
LOCK and 4WD LOW positions on dry hard surfaced
roads may cause increased tire wear and damage to the
driveline components.
The transfer case Neutral (N) position is selected by
depressing the recessed button located on the lower left
hand corner of the 4WD Control Switch.
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NOTE: The transfer case Neutral (N) position is to be
used for recreational towing only. See Recreational Towing section for specific procedures on shifting into and
out of Neutral (N).
Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights
Transfer case position indicator lights are located on the
instrument cluster. If there are no indicator lights on or
flashing the transfer case position is Four-Wheel Drive
(4WD) and indicate the current and desired transfer case
selection (4WD ⇔ 4WD LOCK).
The “SVC 4WD” warning light monitors the electric shift
4WD system. If this light remains on after engine start up
or illuminates during driving, it means that the 4WD
system is not functioning properly and that service is
required.
WARNING!
Always engage the parking brake when powering
down the vehicle if the ⴖService 4WDⴖ light is
illuminated. Not engaging the parking brake may
allow the vehicle to roll which may cause personal
injury.
NOTE: Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
front or rear wheels are spinning. The NV 244 Generation
II transfer case is not equipped with a synchronizer and
therefore the front and rear driveshaft speeds must be
equal for the shift to take place. Shifting while only the
front or rear wheels are spinning can cause damage to the
transfer case.
When operating your vehicle in 4WD LOW, the engine
speed is approximately three times that of the 4WD or
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4WD LOCK positions at a given road speed. Take care
not to overspeed the engine and do not exceed 40 km/h
(25 mph).
Proper operation of four-wheel-drive vehicles depends
on tires of equal size, type and circumference on each
wheel. Any difference in tire size can cause damage to the
transfer case.
Because four-wheel drive provides improved traction,
there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping
speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
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WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
Neutral (N) position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case Neutral (N) position
disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move
regardless of the transmission position. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
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For additional information on the appropriate use of each
transfer case mode position see the following information:
4WD
Normal Four-Wheel-Drive High Range - Employs interaxle differential. Allows front and rear wheels to rotate at
different speeds. All road surfaces.
4WD LOCK
Four-Wheel-Drive Lock (4WD LOCK)- Locks the transfer
case inter-axle differential. Forces front and rear wheels
to rotate at the same speed. Additional traction for loose,
slippery road surfaces only.
4WD LOW
Four-Wheel-Drive Low Range (4WD LOW)- Low speed 4
wheel drive. Locks the transfer case inter-axle differential. Forces the front and rear wheels to rotate at the same
speed. Additional traction and maximum pulling power
for loose, slippery road surfaces only. Do not exceed 25
mph (40 km/h).
N
Neutral - Disengages both the front and rear driveshafts
from the powertrain. To be used for flat towing behind
another vehicle. See Recreational Towing for more information.
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Shifting Procedure - NV 244 Generation II
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wheels to complete the shift. There may be a delay up to
13 seconds for the shift to complete after the wheels have
stopped spinning.
NOTE: Delayed shifting out of the 4WD LOCK position
may be experienced due to uneven tire wear, low tire
pressure, or excessive loading.
NOTE: When shifting into or out of 4WD LOW some
gear noise may be heard. This noise is normal and is not
detrimental to the vehicle or occupants.
Shifting can be performed with the vehicle rolling 2 to 3
mph (3 to 5 km/h) or completely stopped. USE EITHER
OF THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES:
NOTE: The 4x4 system will not allow shifts between
4WD/ 4WD LOCK if the rear wheels are spinning (no
traction). In this situation a position indicator light will
flash and the original position indicator light will remain
ON. At this time, reduce speed and stop spinning the
Preferred Procedure
1. With the engine RUNNING, slow vehicle to 2 to 3
mph (3 to 5 km/h).
2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
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3. While still rolling, rotate the transfer case control
switch to the desired position.
4. After the position indicator light has stopped flashing,
shift the transmission back into gear.
Alternate Procedure
1. Bring the vehicle to complete stop.
2. With the key ON and the engine either OFF or
RUNNING, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
3. Rotate the transfer case control switch to the desired
position.
4. After the position indicator light has stopped flashing,
shift the transmission back into gear.
NOTE: The ignition key must be ON for a shift to take
place and for the position indicator lights to be operable.
If the key is not ON then the shift will not take place and
no position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
NOTE: If any of the requirements to select a new
transfer case position have not been met, the transfer case
will not shift. The indicator light will flash and the
current transfer case position will be maintained. To retry
the selection, turn the control knob back to the current
position, wait five (5) seconds, and retry the shift.
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road
surface. This is known as hydroplaning and may cause
partial or complete loss of vehicle control and stopping
ability. To reduce this possibility, the following precautions should be observed:
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when roads are
slushy.
2. Slow down if road has standing water or puddles.
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3. Replace tires when tread wear indicators first become
visible.
4. Keep tires properly inflated.
5. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and
the car in front to avoid a collision in a sudden stop.
PARKING BRAKE
The foot operated parking brake is positioned below the
lower left corner of the instrument panel. To release the
parking brake, pull the parking brake release handle.
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Parking Brake
Be sure the parking brake is firmly set when parked and
the gear-shift lever is in PARK position. When parking on
a hill you should apply the Parking Brake before placing
the gear shift lever in PARK; otherwise the load on the
transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to
move the selector out of PARK.
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NOTE: The instrument cluster brake warning light
indicates only that the parking brake is applied. You must
be sure the parking brake is fully applied before leaving
the vehicle.
When parking on a hill, turn the front wheels toward the
curb on a downhill grade and away from the curb on an
uphill grade.
The parking brake should be applied whenever the
driver is not in the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle, or vehicle may roll and cause
damage or injury. Also be certain to leave an
automatic transmission in Park. Failure to do so
may cause the vehicle to roll and cause damage or
injury.
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving, failure to do so can lead to brake
failure and an accident.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for
a number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Don’t leave the keys
in the ignition. A child could operate power
windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
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BRAKE SYSTEM
In the event power assist is lost for any reason, (for
example, repeated brake applications with the engine
off), the brakes will still function. The effort required to
brake the vehicle will be significantly increased over that
required with the power system operating.
surfaces. All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same
size and type and tires must be properly inflated to
produce accurate signals for the computer.
If either the front or rear hydraulic systems lose normal
capability, the remaining system will still function with
some loss of braking effectiveness. This will be evident by
increased pedal travel during application, greater pedal
force required to slow or stop, and activation of the Brake
Warning Lamp and the ABS Lamp during brake use.
Significant over or under inflation of tires, or mixing
sizes of tires or wheels on the vehicle can lead to loss
of braking effectiveness.
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is designed to aid the
driver in maintaining vehicle control under adverse
braking conditions. The system operates with a separate
computer to modulate hydraulic pressure to prevent
wheel lock-up and help avoid skidding on slippery
WARNING!
The Anti-Lock Brake System conducts a low-speed selftest at about 12 mph (20 km/h). If you have your foot
lightly on the brake while this test is occurring you may
feel slight pedal movement. The movement can be more
apparent on ice and snow. This is normal. The Anti-Lock
Brake System pump motor runs during the self-test at 12
mph (20 km/h) and during an ABS stop. The pump
motor makes a low humming noise during operation,
which is normal.
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At the instant one of the wheels is about to lock up, a
slight pulsation can be felt in the brake pedal, indicating
that the ABS is in the regulating mode. Keep firm and
steady pressure on the brake pedal while experiencing
the pulsation. Continuous, steady brake pedal pressure
results in optimal braking power while maintaining the
ability to steer the vehicle. In the case of an emergency
brake maneuver, keep continuous full pressure on the
brake pedal. In this manner only can the ABS be most
effective. On slippery road surfaces, the ABS will respond
even with light brake pedal pressure because of the
increased likelihood of locking wheels. The pulsating
brake pedal can be an indication of hazardous road
conditions and functions as a reminder to take extra care
while driving.
WARNING!
Anti-Lock Brake Systems contain sophisticated electronic equipment. It may be susceptible to interference caused by improperly installed or high output
radio transmitting equipment. This interference can
cause possible loss of anti-lock braking capability.
Installation of such equipment should be done by
qualified professionals.
WARNING!
Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to an accident.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to
slow down or stop.
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WARNING!
• Anti-lock 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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When you are in a severe braking condition involving
use of the Anti-lock Brake system, you will experience
some pedal drop as the vehicle comes to a stop. This is
the result of the system reverting to the base brake
system.
Engagement of the Anti-lock Brake System may be
accompanied by a pulsing sensation. You may also hear a
clicking noise. These occurrences are normal, and indicate that the system is functioning properly.
POWER STEERING
The standard power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
steering capability if power assist is lost.
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If for some reason, the power assist is interrupted, it will
still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions you will observe a substantial increase in steering
effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
Continued operation with reduced power steering
assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others.
Service should be obtained as soon as possible.
NOTE: Increased noise levels at the end of the steering
wheel travel are considered normal and does not indicate
that there is a problem with the power steering system.
CAUTION!
Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering
pump may make noise for a short period of time. This is
due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering system. This
noise should be considered normal, and does not in any
way damage the steering system.
Prolonged operation of the steering system at the
end of the steering wheel travel will increase the
steering fluid temperature and should be avoided
when possible. Damage to the power steering pump
may occur.
WARNING!
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ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
brake control system that includes ABS (Anti-Lock Brake
System), BAS (Brake Assist System), TCS (Traction Control System), ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation), ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and TSC (Trailer Sway Control).
All six systems work together to enhance vehicle stability
and control in various driving conditions, and are commonly referred to as ESP.
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)
This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control
under adverse braking conditions. The system controls
hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lockup and
help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking.
Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System” in Section 5 of this
manual for more information about ABS.
NOTE: ABS improves steering control of the vehicle
during hard braking maneuvers.
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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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BAS (Brake Assist System)
applies optimum pressure to the brakes in emergency
braking conditions. This can help reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the antilock brake system
(ABS). Applying the brakes very quickly results in the
best BAS assistance. To receive the benefit of the system,
you must apply continuous braking pressure during the
stopping sequence. Do not reduce brake pedal pressure
unless braking is no longer desired.
Once the brake pedal is released, the BAS is deactivated.
ESP Off Switch Location
The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The
system detects an emergency braking situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake application and then
applies optimum pressure to the brakes. The system
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WARNING!
• BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics
from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase
braking efficiency beyond that afforded by the
condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or the
traction afforded.
• The BAS 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 a BAS-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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TCS (Traction Control System)
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of
the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake
pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine
power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and
stability. A feature of the TCS system functions similar to
a limited slip differential and controls the wheel spin
across a driven axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is
spinning faster than the other, the system will apply the
brake of the spinning wheel. This will allow more engine
torque to be applied to the wheel that is not spinning.
This feature remains active even if TCS and ESP are in the
“Partial Off” mode. Refer to “ESP (Electronic Stability
Program)” in this Section of this manual. This brake
pressure modulation transfers drive torque from slipping
to non-slipping wheels to provide optimal forward traction.
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ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation)
This system anticipates the potential for wheel lift by
monitoring the driver’s steering wheel input and the
speed of the vehicle. When ERM determines that the rate
of change of the steering wheel angle and vehicles speed
are sufficient to potentially cause wheel lift, it applies the
appropriate brake and may reduce engine power to
lessen the chance that wheel lift will occur. ERM will only
intervene during very severe or evasive driving maneuvers.
ERM can only reduce the chance of wheel lift occurring
during severe or evasive driving maneuvers. It can not
prevent wheel lift due to other factors such as road
conditions, leaving the roadway or striking objects or
other vehicles.
WARNING!
Many factors, such as vehicle loading, road conditions and driving conditions, influence the chance
that wheel lift or rollover may occur.
• ERM can not prevent all wheel lift or rollovers,
especially those that involve leaving the roadway
or striking objects or other vehicles. Only a safe,
attentive, and skillful driver can prevent accidents.
• The capabilities of an ERM-equipped vehicle
must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety
or the safety of others.
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ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESP corrects for over/under steering of the vehicle by applying
the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the over/under steer condition. Engine power
may also be reduced to help the vehicle maintain the
desired path.
ESP uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle
path intended by the driver and compares it to the actual
path of the vehicle. When the actual path does not match
the intended path, ESP applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or
understeer condition.
• Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
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• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
ESP/TCS Indicator Light
The ⬙ESP/TCS Indicator Light⬙ starts to flash as
soon as the tires lose traction and the TCS or
ESP system becomes active. It will also flash
once a swaying trailer is detected and the TSC
(Trailer Sway Control) system activates. If the ⬙ESP/TCS
Indicator Light⬙ begins to flash during acceleration, ease
up on the accelerator and apply as little throttle as
possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and driving to the
prevailing road conditions.
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WARNING!
• ESP (Electronic Stability Program) cannot prevent
the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded.
• ESP cannot prevent accidents, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver
can prevent accidents.
• The capabilities of an ESP-equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety
or the safety of others.
The ESP system has 2 available operating modes.
4WD/4WD LOCK or 2WD Models
ON
This is the normal operating mode for ESP in 4WD LOCK
and in 2WD vehicles. Whenever the vehicle is started or
the transfer case (if equipped) is shifted from 4WD LOW
or neutral back to 4WD LOCK, the ESP system will be in
this mode. This mode should be used for most all driving
situations. ESP should only be turned to “Partial Off” for
specific reasons as noted below.
This mode is entered by momentarily
depressing the “ESP OFF” Control
Switch. When in “Partial Off” mode,
the engine management portion of
ESP has been desensitized, the thresholds for ESP activation are raised, and
the “ESP/TCS Indicator Light” will be
Partial Off
illuminated. This mode is intended to
be used if the vehicle is in deep snow, sand or gravel
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conditions and more wheel spin than ESP would normally allow is required to gain traction. TSC (Trailer
Sway Control) is not available when the system is in the
⬙Partial Off⬙ mode. To turn ESP on again, momentarily
depress the “ESP-Control OFF” Control Switch. This will
restore the normal “ON” mode of operation. ESP always
operates under braking, even with the switch in the
OFF-position.
WARNING!
In the Partial Off mode, the engine torque reduction
and stability features are desensitized. Therefore,
the enhanced vehicle stability offered by ESP is
unavailable.
NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
with snow chains, or starting off in deep snow, sand or
gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “Partial Off”
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mode by pressing the ESP Control Switch. Once the
situation requiring ESP to be switched to the “Partial Off”
mode is overcome, turn ESP on by momentarily depressing the “ESP Control Switch”. This may be done with the
vehicle is in motion.
4WD LOW Range
Partial Off
This is the normal operating mode for ESP in 4WD LOW.
Whenever the vehicle is started in 4WD LOW or the
transfer case (if equipped) is shifted from 4WD LOCK or
neutral to 4WD LOW, the ESP system will be in this
mode. In 4WD LOW, ESP function is desensitized until
the vehicle reaches a speed of 30 mph (48 km/h). At 30
mph (48 km/h) the normal ESP stability function returns
and the ESP/TCS Indicator Light” turns off. When the
vehicle speed drops below 25 mph (40 km/h) the ESP
system goes back to Partial Off. ESP is desensitized at low
vehicle speeds in 4WD LOW so that it will not interfere
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with off road driving but ESP function returns to provide
the stability feature at speeds above 30 mph (48 km/h).
The ABS is in a special Off-Road mode that allows wheels
to lock at lower speeds if gravel is detected to shorten
stopping distances.
NOTE: When the vehicle is in 4WD LOW, a feature of
the ESP system remains active whether the ESP is on or
off. This feature functions similar to a limited slip differential and controls the wheel spin across an axle. If one
wheel on an axle is spinning faster than the other, the
system will apply the brake of the spinning wheel and
allow more engine torque to be applied to the wheel that
is not spinning.
WARNING!
In the Partial Off mode, the engine torque reduction
and stability features are desensitized. Therefore,
the enhanced vehicle stability offered by ESP is
unavailable.
ESP/BAS Warning Lamp and ESP/TCS Indicator
Light
The malfunction indicator for the ESP is combined with
the BAS indicator. The yellow “ESP/BAS Warning
Lamp” and the yellow “ESP/TCS Indicator Light” in the
instrument cluster both come on when the ignition
switch is turned to the “ON” position. They should both
go out with the engine running. If the “ESP/BAS Warning Lamp” comes on continuously with the engine
running, a malfunction has been detected in either the
ESP or BAS system, or both. If this light remains on after
several ignition cycles, and the vehicle has been driven
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several miles at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h),
see your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the
problem diagnosed and corrected.
NOTE:
• The “ESP Indicator Light” and the “ESP/BAS Warning
Lamp” come on momentarily each time the ignition
switch is turned ON.
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESP System
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
• The ESP Control System will make buzzing or clicking
sounds when it is active. This is normal; the sounds
will stop when ESP becomes inactive following the
maneuver that caused the ESP activation.
TSC (Trailer Sway Control)
TSC uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize a swaying
trailer and will take the appropriate actions to attempt to
stop the sway. The system will reduce engine power and
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apply individual brakes that will counter act the sway of
the trailer. TSC will become active automatically once the
swaying trailer is recognized. No driver action is required. TSC can not stop all trailers from swaying.
Always use caution when towing a trailer and follow the
tongue weight recommendations. Refer to ⬙Trailer Towing⬙ in section 5 of this manual for other information on
towing a trailer with your vehicle.
MULTI DISPLACEMENT SYSTEM (MDS) - 5.7L
Engine Only
This feature offers improved fuel economy by shutting
off four of the engine’s eight cylinders during light load
and cruise conditions. The system is automatic with no
driver inputs or additional driving skills required.
NOTE: The MDS system may take some time to return
to full functionality after a battery disconnect.
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ROCKING THE VEHICLE
If vehicle becomes stuck in snow, sand, or mud, it can
often be moved by a rocking motion. Move the gear
selector rhythmically between FIRST and REVERSE,
while applying slight pressure to the accelerator.
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Tire Markings
The least amount of accelerator pedal pressure to maintain the rocking motion without spinning the wheels or
racing the engine is most effective. Allow the engine to
idle with the transmission selector in NEUTRAL for at
least one minute after every five rocking-motion cycles.
This will minimize overheating and reduce the risk of
transmission failure during prolonged efforts to free a
stuck vehicle.
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.
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• European Metric tire sizing is based on European
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H
• 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.
• 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.
• High Flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
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Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light Truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T = Temporary Spare tire
31 = Overall Diameter in Inches (in)
215 = Section Width in Millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect Ratio in Percent (%)
—Ratio of section height to section width of tire.
10.5 = Section Width in Inches (in)
R = Construction Code
—⬙R⬙ means Radial Construction.
—⬙D⬙ means Diagonal or Bias Construction.
15 = Rim Diameter in Inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
—A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry.
H = Speed Symbol
—A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding
to its load index under certain operating conditions.
—The maximum speed corresponding to the Speed Symbol should only be achieved under specified operating conditions. (i.e. tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions,
and posted speed limits).
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) Tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra Load (or Reinforced) Tire
Light Load = Light Load Tire
C,D,E = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load — Maximum Load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry.
Maximum Pressure — Maximum Pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for this tire.
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Tire Identification Number (TIN)
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire;
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires with
white sidewalls will have the full TIN including date code
located on the white sidewall side of the tire. Look for the
TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall tires as mounted
on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on the outboard side
then you will find it on the inboard side of the tire.
EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
—This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards, and is approved for highway use.
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location. (2 digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size. (2 digits)
ABCD = Code used by tire manufacturer. (1 to 4 digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured. (2 digits)
—03 means the 3rd week.
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured. (2 digits)
—01 means the year 2001.
—Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have 1 number to represent the year in
which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991.
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Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
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Tire and Loading Information Placard
Tire Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed
on either the face of the driver’s door or the driver’s side
“B” pillar.
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Tire and Loading Information
Tire Placard Location
This placard tells you important information about
the:
1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle
2) the total weight your vehicle can carry
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3) the tire size designed for your vehicle
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 in the “Vehicle Loading” section of this manual.
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
gross axle weight ratings (GAWR’s) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
GAWR’s, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to the
“Vehicle Loading” section of this manual.
To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX
lbs.” on the Tire and Loading Information placard. The
combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the weight referenced here.
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX pounds” on
your vehicle’s placard.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kilograms or XXX pounds.
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4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX”
amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb.
passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo
and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (since 5 x 150 = 750,
and 1400 – 750 = 650 lbs.)
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity
calculated in Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
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manual to determine how this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
NOTE: The following table shows examples on how to
calculate total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your vehicle with varying seating configurations
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
NOTE: For the following example, the combined weight
of occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs. (392
Kg).
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WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
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1. Safety—
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can cause
accidents.
• Under inflation increases tire flexing and can result in tire
failure.
• Over inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion shock.
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:
Objects on the road and chuckholes can cause damage that
result in tire failure.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You
could lose control of your vehicle.
• Over inflated or under inflated tires can affect vehicle
handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in loss of vehicle
control.
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle to the
other can cause the vehicle to drift to the right or left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended
cold tire inflation pressure.
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2. Economy—
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for
earlier tire replacement. Under inflation, also increases
tire rolling resistance and results in higher fuel consumption.
maximum loaded vehicle condition. These pressure conditions will be found in the “Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information” section of this manual.
3. Ride Comfort and Vehicle Stability—
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Over inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable ride.
Tire Inflation Pressures
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed either on
the face of the driver’s door or on the driver’s side “B”
pillar.
Some vehicles may have Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information for vehicle loads that are less than the
Tire Placard Location
The pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as
inspecting for signs of tire wear or visible damage at least
once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to
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check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement
when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
properly inflated even when they are under inflated.
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 1 mile
(1 km) after a 3 hour period. The cold tire inflation
pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
Example: If garage temperature = 68° F (20° C) and the
outside temperature = 32° F (0° C) then the cold tire
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12° F (7° C) for this
outside temperature condition.
Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
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Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
loading may be required for high-speed vehicle operation. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
and cold tire inflation pressures.
WARNING!
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious accident. Don’t drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above 75
mph (120 km/h).
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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.
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Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use with
radial tires. It is engineered to be used on your style
vehicle only. Since this tire has limited tread life, the
original tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled at the first opportunity.
WARNING!
Temporary use spare tires are for emergency use
only. With these tires, do not drive more than 50 mph
(80 km/h). Temporary-use spare tires have limited
tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear
indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be
replaced. Be sure to follow the warnings, which
apply to your spare. Failure to do so could result in
spare tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
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Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare.
Do not install more than one compact spare tire/wheel
on the vehicle at any given time.
CAUTION!
Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with the
compact spare installed. Damage to the vehicle may
result.
Limited Use Spare — If Equipped
The limited use spare tire is for temporary emergency use
on your vehicle. This tire is identified by a limited use
spare tire warning label located on the limited use spare
tire and wheel assembly. This tire may look like the
original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your
vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited use spare
tire affects vehicle handling. Since it is not the same tire,
replace (or repair) the original tire and reinstall on the
vehicle at the first opportunity.
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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.
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Tire Spinning
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 35 mph (55 km/h).
Refer to the paragraph on “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in
Section 6 of this manual.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure
someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster
than 30 mph (48 km/h) for more than 30 seconds
continuously when you are stuck, and don’t let
anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter what the
speed.
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Tread Wear Indicators
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
to help you in determining when your tires should be
replaced.
These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
becomes 1/16 inch (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced.
Many states have laws requiring tire replacement at this
point.
Life of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including but not limited to:
• Driving style
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
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WARNING!
Tires and spare tire should be replaced after six
years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to
follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure.
You could lose control and have an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
Replacement Tires
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed (refer to the paragraph on
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“Tread Wear Indicators”). Refer to the “Tire and Loading
Information” placard for the size designation of your tire.
The service description and load identification will be
found on the original equipment tire. Failure to use
equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the
safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle. We recommend
that you contact your original equipment or an authorized tire dealer with any questions you may have on tire
specifications or capability.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than that
specified for your vehicle. Some combinations of
unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics,
resulting in changes to steering, handling, and braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable
handling and stress to steering and suspension
components. You could lose control and have an
accident resulting in serious injury or death. Use
only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
approved for your vehicle.
• 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.
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
Alignment And Balance
Poor suspension alignment may result in:
• Fast tire wear.
• Uneven tire wear, such as feathering and one-sided
wear.
• Vehicle pull to right or left.
Tires may also cause the vehicle to pull to the left or right.
Alignment will not correct this condition. See your dealer
for proper diagnosis.
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Improper alignment will not cause vehicle vibration.
Vibration may be a result of tire and wheel out-ofbalance. Proper balancing will reduce vibration and
avoid tire cupping and spotty wear.
SUPPLEMENTAL TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION
– IF EQUIPPED
A light load vehicle condition is defined as two passengers {150 lbs (68 kg) each} plus 200 lbs (91kg) of cargo.
Cold tire inflation pressures for a lightly loaded vehicle
will be found on the face of the driver’s door.
TIRE CHAINS
Use “Class S” chains on your vehicle, or other traction
aids that meet SAE Type “S” specifications.
NOTE: Chains must be the proper size for the vehicle,
as recommended by the chain manufacturer.
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CAUTION!
To avoid damage to your vehicle, tires or chains, observe the
following precautions:
• Because of limited chain clearance between tires and other
suspension components, it is important that only chains in
good condition are used. Broken chains can cause serious
vehicle damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if noise occurs
that could suggest chain breakage. Remove the damaged parts
of the chain before further use.
• Install chains as tightly as possible and then retighten after
driving about 1/2 mile (0.8 km).
• Do not exceed 45 mph (72 km/h).
• Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large bumps,
especially with a loaded vehicle.
• Do not install tire chains on front wheels of 4x2 vehicles.
• Do not drive for a prolonged period on dry pavement.
• Observe the tire chain manufacturer’s instructions on method
of installation, operating speed, and conditions for usage.
Always use the lower suggested operating speed of the chain
manufacturer if different than the speed recommended by the
manufacturer.
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These cautions apply to all chain traction devices, including link and cable (radial) chains.
Tire chain use is permitted only on the rear tires of your
truck.
NOTE: The use of class “S” chains is permitted on your
vehicle with P245/70R17 tires.
CAUTION!
Do not use tire chains on 4x4 trucks equipped with
tires other than P245/70R17 tires. There may not be
adequate clearance for the chains and you are risking
structural or body damage to your vehicle. Do not
use tire chains on the 4X2 front wheels of your
vehicle. There may not be adequate clearance for the
chains and you are risking structural or body damage to your vehicle.
SNOW TIRES
Snow tires should be of the same size and type construction as the front tires. Consult the manufacturer of the
snow tire to determine any maximum vehicle speed
requirement associated with the tire. These tires should
always be operated at the vehicle maximum capacity
inflation pressures under any load condition.
While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid
and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be
poorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states prohibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be
checked before using these tire types.
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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.
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Follow the recommended tire rotation frequency for your
type of driving found in the “Maintenance Schedules”
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.
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TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) — IF
EQUIPPED
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) will warn
the driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle
recommended cold placard pressure (the placard is located on the drivers side B-pillar).
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about 1
psi (6.9 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that when
the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure will
decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on
cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire
pressure after a vehicle has not been driven for more than
3 hours - and in outside ambient temperature. Refer to
the “Tires – General Information” in this section for
information on how to properly inflate the vehicle’s tires.
The tire pressure will also increase as the vehicle is driven
- this is normal and there should be no adjustment for
this increased pressure.
The TPM System will warn the driver of a low tire
pressure if the tire pressure falls below the low pressure
warning threshold for any reason, including low temperature effects.
The TPM System will continue to warn the driver of low
tire pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not
turn off until the tire pressure is at or above recommended cold placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure
warning has been illuminated, the tire pressure must be
increased to the recommended cold placard pressure in
order for the TPM warning lamp to be turned off. The
system will automatically update and the TPM warning
lamp will extinguish once the updated tire pressures
have been received. The vehicle may need to be driven
for up to 10 minutes above 15 mph (25 kph) to receive
this information.
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Base System – If Equipped
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
readings to the Receiver Module.
NOTE: It is particularly important, for you to check the
tire pressure in all of your tires regularly and to maintain
the proper pressure.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) consists of
the following components:
• Receiver Module
• 4 Wheel Sensors
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Lamp
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The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Lamp will
illuminate in the instrument cluster, and an audible chime will be activated when one or more of
the four active road tire pressures are low. The audible
chime will sound once every ignition cycle for each
condition that it detects. Should this occur, you should
stop as soon as possible, check the inflation pressure of
each tire on your vehicle, and inflate each tire to the
pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. The
system will automatically update and the TPM warning
lamp will extinguish once the updated tire pressures
have been received. The vehicle may need to be driven
for up to 10 minutes above 15 mph (25 kph) to receive
this information.
A low spare tire will not cause the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Lamp to illuminate or the chime to sound.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Lamp will flash on
and off for 60 seconds, and an audible chime will sound
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when a system fault is detected. The flash cycle will
repeat every ten minutes, without an audible chime, until
the fault condition no longer exists. If the ignition key is
cycled, this sequence will repeat, providing the system
fault still exists.
NOTE: A non-matching or compact spare wheel and
tire assembly does not have a tire pressure monitoring
sensor; therefore, it will not be monitored by the Tire
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS). If the non-matching or
compact spare tire was used in place of one of the four
road tires, a system fault will occur while driving the
vehicle. In case of a low pressure condition (ie. flat tire),
the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will remain
on solid until the original road tire has been properly
repaired, and put back onto the vehicle in place of the
non-matching or compact spare tire.
CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures have
been established for the tire size equipped on your
vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor
damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style.
After-market wheels can cause sensor damage. Do
not use tire sealant from a can, or balance beads if
your vehicle is equipped with a TPMS, as damage to
the sensors may result.
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CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage the wheel rim sensor.
NOTE:
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
and maintenance, or to provide warning of a tire
failure or condition.
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
while adjusting your tire pressure.
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
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• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not
reached the level to trigger illumination of the Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale lamp.
General Information
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the
following licenses:
United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KR5S120123
Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2671-S120123
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FUEL REQUIREMENTS
All engines (except 5.7L engines) are designed to meet all emissions regulations
and provide excellent fuel economy and
performance when using high quality unleaded “regular” gasoline having an octane rating of 87. The routine use of premium gasoline is not recommended. Under normal
conditions the use of premium fuel will not provide a
benefit over high quality regular gasolines and in some
circumstances may result in poorer performance.
The 5.7L engine is designed to meet all
emissions regulations and provide satisfactory fuel economy and performance when
using high quality unleaded gasoline having an octane range of 87 to 89. The manufacturer recommends the use of 89 octane
for optimum performance.The routine use of premium
gasoline is not recommended. The use of premium
gasoline will provide no benefit over high quality regular
and mid-grade 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.
Over 40 auto manufacturers world-wide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the Worldwide Fuel Charter, WWFC) to define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance
and durability for your vehicle. We recommend the use
of gasolines that meet the WWFC specifications if they
are available.
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Reformulated Gasoline
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates, and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
We strongly support the use of reformulated gasolines.
Properly blended reformulated gasolines will provide
excellent performance and durability for the engine and
fuel system components.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxygenates such as 10% ethanol, MTBE and ETBE. Oxygenates are required in some areas of the country during the
winter months to reduce carbon monoxide emissions.
Fuels blended with these oxygenates may be used in
your vehicle.
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CAUTION!
DO NOT use gasoline containing Methanol or E85
Ethanol. Use of these blends may result in starting
and driveability problems and may damage critical
fuel system components.
NOTE: 4.7L Engine — If Equipped , is now rated for
E85 Ethanol use. Only vehicles with the E-85 fuel filler
door label can operate on E-85. For more information,
refer to “Flexible Fuel” in this section.
Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline or
E85 Ethanol blends are not the responsibility of the
manufacturer. While MTBE is an oxygenate made from
Methanol, it does not have the negative effects of Methanol.
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MMT In Gasoline
MMT is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasolines
blended with MMT provide no performance advantage
beyond gasolines of the same octane number without
MMT. Gasolines blended with MMT reduce spark plug
life and reduce emission system performance. We recommend that gasolines free of MMT be used in your vehicle.
The MMT content of gasoline may not be indicated on
the gasoline pump; therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether or not his/her gasoline contains
MMT.
It is even more important to look for gasolines without
MMT in Canada because MMT can be used at levels
higher than allowed in the United States. MMT is prohibited in Federal and California reformulated gasolines.
Materials Added To Fuel
All gasolines sold in the United States are required to
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
conditions and would result in unnecessary cost. Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the fuel.
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Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s performance:
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law. Using
leaded gasoline can impair engine performance, damage the
emission control system.
• An out-of-tune engine, or certain fuel or ignition malfunctions,
can cause the catalytic converter to overheat. If you notice a
pungent burning odor or some light smoke, your engine may
be out of tune or malfunctioning and may require immediate
service. Contact your dealer for service assistance.
• When pulling a heavy load or driving a fully loaded vehicle
when the humidity is low and the temperature is high, use a
premium unleaded fuel to help prevent spark knock. If spark
knock persists, lighten the load, or engine piston damage may
result.
• The use of fuel additives which are now being sold as octane
enhancers is not recommended. Many of these products contain high concentrations of methanol. Fuel system damage or
vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such
fuels or additives is not the responsibility of the manufacturer.
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NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
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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
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colorless and odorless gas which can kill. Never run the engine
in a closed area, such as a garage, and never sit in a parked
vehicle with the engine running for an extended period. If the
vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine running for
more than a short period, adjust the ventilation system to force
fresh, outside air into the vehicle.
Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance.
Have the exhaust system inspected every time the vehicle is
raised. Have any abnormal conditions repaired promptly. Until
repaired, drive with all side windows fully open.
Keep the liftgate closed when driving your vehicle to prevent
carbon monoxide and other poisonous exhaust gases from
entering the vehicle.
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Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is behind the fuel filler door. If the gas cap is
lost or damaged, be sure the replacement cap is for use
with this vehicle.
NOTE: To avoid contact between fuel cap and paint,
hang tether strap over hook provided on inner fuel door.
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.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the Malfunction
Indicator Light to turn on.
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near
the vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the
tank filled.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This
is in violation of most state and federal fire
regulations and will cause the malfunction indicator light to turn on.
CAUTION!
To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
NOTE: When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the
fuel tank is full.
NOTE: Tighten the gas cap about 1/4 turn until you
hear one click. This is an indication that cap is properly
tightened.
If the gas cap is not tighten properly, the Malfunction
Indicator Light will come on. Be sure the gas cap is
tightened every time the vehicle is refueled.
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WARNING!
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.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
After fuel is added, the vehicle diagnostic system can
determine if the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly
installed, or damaged. A loose fuel filler cap message will
be displayed in the instrument cluster. Tighten the gas
cap until a ⬙clicking⬙ sound is heard. This is an indication
that the gas cap is properly tightened. Press the odometer
reset button to turn the message off. If the problem
persists, the message will appear the next time the
vehicle is started. This might indicate a damaged cap. If
the problem is detected twice in a row, the system will
turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL). Resolving
the problem will turn the MIL light off.
CAUTION!
Damage to the fuel system or emission control
system could result from using an improper fuel
tank filler cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could let
impurities into the fuel system.
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WARNING!
• Never add fuel when the engine is running.
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near
the vehicle when the fuel cap is removed or the
tank filled.
FLEXIBLE FUEL
E-85 General Information
The information in this section is for Flexible Fuel vehicles only. These vehicles can be identified by the unique
fuel filler door label that states Ethanol (E-85) or Unleaded Gasoline Only. This section only covers those
subjects that are unique to these vehicles. Please refer to
the other sections of this manual for information on
features that are common between Flexible Fuel and
gasoline only powered vehicles.
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CAUTION!
Only vehicles with the E-85 fuel filler door label can
operate on E-85.
ETHANOL FUEL (E-85)
E-85 is a mixture of approximately 85% fuel ethanol and
15% unleaded gasoline.
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WARNING!
Ethanol vapors are extremely flammable and could
cause serious personal injury. Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the vehicle when removing the fuel filler tube cap (gas cap) or filling the
tank. Do not use E-85 as a cleaning agent and never
use it near an open flame.
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Fuel Requirements
Your vehicle will operate on both unleaded gasoline with
an octane rating of 87, or E-85 fuel, or any mixture of
these two.
NOTE: When the ambient temperature is above 90°F,
you may experience hard starting and rough idle following start up even if the above recommendations are
followed.
For best results, a refueling pattern that alternates between E-85 and unleaded gasoline should be avoided.
When you do switch fuels, it is recommended that
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles
(E-85) and Gasoline Vehicles
Whether operating the vehicle on an E-85 ethanol fuel or
unleaded gasoline the engine oil requirements are the
same. Refer to the “Maintenance Procedures” section of
this manual for the proper quality and viscosity engine
oil.
• you do not switch when the fuel gauge indicates less
than 1/4 full
• you do not add less than 5 gallons when refueling
• you operate the vehicle immediately after refueling for
a period of at least 5 minutes
Observing these precautions will avoid possible hard
starting and/or significant deterioration in drivability
during warm up.
Starting
The characteristics of E-85 fuel make it unsuitable for use
when ambient temperatures fall below 0°F. In the range
of 0°F to 32°F, you may experience an increase in the time
it takes for your engine to start, and a deterioration in
drivability (sags and/or hesitations) until the engine is
fully warmed up.
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Cruising Range
Because E-85 fuel contains less energy per gallon than
gasoline, you will experience an increase in fuel consumption. You can expect your MPG and your driving
range to decrease by about 30% compared to gasoline
operation.
Maintenance
If you operate the vehicle using E-85 fuel, follow Schedule B in the maintenance schedule section of this manual.
Replacement Parts
Many components in your Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) are
designed to be compatible with ethanol. Always be sure
that your vehicle is serviced with correct ethanol compatible parts.
Do not use ethanol mixture greater than 85% in your
vehicle. It will cause difficulty in cold starting and
may affect drivability.
CAUTION!
Replacing fuel system components with non-ethanol
compatible components can damage your vehicle.
CAUTION!
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VEHICLE LOADING
Certification Label
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Regulations, your vehicle has a certification
label affixed to the driver’s side door.
This label contains the month and year of manufacture,
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight
Rating (GAWR) front and rear, and Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN). A Month-Day-Hour (MDH) number is
included on this label and shows the Month, Day, and
Hour of manufacture. The bar code that appears on the
bottom of the label is your Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN).
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
including driver, passengers, vehicle, options, and cargo.
The label also specifies maximum capacities of front and
rear axle systems. Total load must be limited so that
GVWR is not exceeded.
Payload
The payload of a vehicle is defined as the allowable load
weight a truck can carry including the weight of the
driver, all passengers, options, and cargo.
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Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GAWR is the maximum permissible load on the front
and rear axles. The load must be distributed in the cargo
area so that the GAWR of each axle is not exceeded.
Each axle GAWR is determined by the component in the
system with the lowest load carrying capacity (axle,
springs, tires, or wheels).
Heavier axles or suspension components sometimes
specified by purchasers for increased durability do not
necessarily increase the vehicle’s GVWR.
Tire Size
This is the minimum allowable tire size for your vehicle.
Replacement tires must be equal to the load capacity of
this tire size.
Rim Size
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size
listed.
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Inflation Pressure (Cold)
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle for
all loading conditions up to full GAWR.
Curb Weight
The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight
of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full
capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo
loaded into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight
values are determined by weighing your vehicle on a
commercial scale before any occupants or cargo are
added.
Loading
The actual total weight and the weight of the front and
rear of your vehicle at the ground can best be determined
by weighing it when it is loaded and ready for operation.
The entire vehicle should first be weighed on a commercial scale to insure that the GVWR has not been exceeded.
The weight on the front and rear of the vehicle should
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then be determined separately to be sure that the load is
properly distributed over front and rear axle. Weighing
the vehicle may show that the GAWR of either the front
or rear axles has been exceeded but the total load is
within the specified GVWR. If so, weight must be shifted
from front to rear or rear to front as appropriate until the
specified weight limitations are met.
Store heavier items down low and be sure that the weight
is distributed equally. Stow all loose items securely before
driving.
Improper weight distribution can have an adverse effect
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
the brakes operate.
WARNING!
Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the
GVWR or the maximum front and rear GAWR. If
you do, parts on your vehicle can break, or it can
change the way your vehicle handles. This could
cause you to lose control. Also, overloading can
shorten the life of your vehicle.
A loaded vehicle is shown in the following example. Note
that neither GVWR nor GAWR capabilities are exceeded.
Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and
shorten service life.
NOTE: The weights shown in this chart are not the
weights for your vehicle. Also, the amount of load
added to both the front and rear axles can be computed
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after the vehicle has been weighed both in its ⴖcurb
weightⴖ condition, and in its ⴖloaded and ready for
operationⴖ condition.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) 6500 LBS.
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TRAILER TOWING
In this section you will find safety tips and information
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer carefully review this information to tow your load as efficiently and
safely as possible.
To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
and recommendations in this manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
Common Towing Definitions
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
you in understanding the following information:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
exceed the GVWR.
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Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
The gross trailer weight (GTW) is the weight of the trailer
plus the weight of all cargo, consumables and equipment
(permanent or temporary) loaded in or on the trailer in its
⬙loaded and ready for operation⬙ condition. The recommended way to measure GTW is to put your fully loaded
trailer on a vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer
must be supported by the scale.
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.
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
The gross combination weight rating (GCWR) is the total
permissible weight of your vehicle and trailer when
weighed in combination. (Note that GCWR ratings include a 68 kg (150 lbs) allowance for the presence of a
driver).
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.
WARNING!
Tongue Weight (TW)
The downward force exerted on the hitch ball by the
trailer. In most cases it should not be less than 10% or
more than 15% of the trailer load. You must consider this
as part of the load on your vehicle.
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Frontal Area
The maximum height and maximum width of the front of
a trailer.
TSC (Trailer Sway Control) – If Equipped
• Trailer Sway Control – Electronic
TSC uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize a swaying
trailer and will take the appropriate actions to attempt to
stop the sway. The system will reduce engine power and
apply individual brakes that will counter act the sway of
the trailer. TSC will become active automatically once the
swaying trailer is recognized. No driver action is required. TSC can not stop all trailers from swaying.
Always use caution when towing a trailer and follow the
tongue weight recommendations. Even if your vehicle is
equipped with electronic trailer sway control, mechanical
sway control is recommended when appropriate for the
size of your trailer.
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• Trailer Sway Control – Mechanical
The trailer sway control is a telescoping link that can be
installed between the hitch receiver and the trailer tongue
that typically provides adjustable friction associated with
the telescoping motion to dampen any unwanted trailer
swaying motions while traveling.
Weight-Carrying Hitch
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
some other connecting point of the truck. These kind of
hitches are the most popular on the market today and
they’re commonly used to tow small- and medium-sized
trailers.
Weight-Distributing Hitch
A weight-distributing system works by applying leverage through spring (load) bars. They are typically used
for heavier loads, to distribute trailer tongue weight to
the tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When
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used in accordance with the manufacturers’ directions, it
provides for a more level ride, offering more consistent
steering and brake control thereby enhancing towing
safety. The addition of a friction / hydraulic sway control
also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds and
contributes positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability.
Trailer sway control and a weight distributing (load
equalizing) hitch are recommended for heavier Tongue
Weights (TW) and may be required depending on Vehicle
and Trailer configuration / loading to comply with gross
axle weight rating (GAWR) requirements.
WARNING!
An improperly adjusted Weight Distributing Hitch
system may reduce handling, stability, braking performance, and could result in an accident.
Weight Distributing Systems may not be compatible
with Surge Brake Couplers. Consult with your hitch
and trailer manufacturer or a reputable Recreational
Vehicle dealer for additional information.
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Weight Distributing Hitch System
Improper Adjustment of Weight Distributing System
Fifth-Wheel Hitch
A special high platform with a coupling that mounts over
the rear axle of the tow vehicle in the truck bed. Connects
a vehicle and fifth-wheel trailer with a coupling king pin.
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Gooseneck Hitch
The gooseneck hitch employs a pivoted coupling arm
which attaches to a ball mounted in the bed of a pickup
truck. The coupling arm connects to the hitch mounted
over the rear axle in the truck bed.
Trailer Hitch Classification
The rear bumper is intended to tow trailers up to 2,000
lbs (907 kg) without added equipment or alterations to
the standard equipment. Your vehicle may be factory
equipped for safe towing of trailers weighing over 2,000
lbs (907 kg) with the optional Trailer Tow Prep Package.
See your dealer for package content.
The following chart provides the industry standard for
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Refer to “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings)” for the website address that contains
the necessary information for your specific drivetrain.
Trailer Hitch Classification
Class
Max. GTW (Gross Trailer
Wt.)
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Class II - Medium
3,500 lbs (1587 kg)
Duty
Class III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2268 kg)
Class IV - Extra
10,000 lbs (4540 kg)
Heavy Duty
Fifth Wheel/
Greater than 10,000 lbs (4540
Gooseneck
kg)
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on
your vehicle.
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight
Ratings)
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Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on
your bumper or trailer hitch.
NOTE: For additional trailer towing information (maximum trailer weight ratings) refer to the following website
addresses:
• http:// www.dodge.com/towing.
• http:// www.dodge.ca (Canada).
Trailer and Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) on the tow hitch of your
vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the
rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side to side
which will cause loss of control of vehicle and trailer.
Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of
many trailer accidents.
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Consider the following items when computing the
weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
• The tongue weight of the trailer.
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• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options, or dealer-installed options,
must be considered as part of the total load on your
vehicle. Refer to the Tire and Loading Information placard in the Tire Safety Information Section of this manual.
Towing Requirements
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components the following guidelines are recommended:
CAUTION!
• Avoid towing a trailer for the first 500 miles (805
km) of vehicle operation. Doing so may damage
your vehicle.
• During the first 500 miles (805 km) of trailer
towing, limit your speed to 50 mph (80 km/h).
Perform the maintenance listed in Section 8 of this
manual. When towing a trailer, never exceed the GAWR,
or GCWR, ratings.
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WARNING!
Improper towing can lead to an injury accident.
Follow these guidelines to make your trailer towing
as safe as possible:
Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and will not shift during travel. When trailering
cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts
can occur that may be difficult for the driver to
control. You could lose control of your vehicle and
have an accident.
• When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can cause a
loss of control, poor performance or damage to brakes,
axle, engine, transmission, steering, suspension, chassis structure or tires.
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• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to the
frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch. Cross the
chains under the trailer tongue and allow enough
slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a grade.
When parking, apply the parking brake on the tow
vehicle. Put the tow vehicle automatic transmission in
P for Park. With a manual transmission, shift the
transmission into reverse. And with four-wheel-drive
vehicles, make sure the transfer case is not in neutral.
Always, block or ⬙chock⬙ the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
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2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized
(This requirement may limit the ability to always
achieve the 10% to 15% range of tongue weight as a
percentage of total trailer weight).
Towing Requirements — Tires
− Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
spare tire.
− Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
before towing a trailer. Refer to the Tires–General
Information section of this manual on Tread Wear
Indicators for the proper inspection procedure.
− When replacing tires refer to the Tires–General Information section of this manual on Replacement Tires for
proper tire replacement procedures. Replacing tires
with a higher load carrying capacity will not increase
the vehicle’s GVWR and GAWR limits.
Towing Requirements — Trailer Brakes
− Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to the
Tires–General Information section of this manual on
Tire Pressures for proper tire inflation procedures.
− Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
personal injury.
− Also, check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation
pressures before trailer usage.
− An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
required when towing a trailer with electronically
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actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
brake controller is not required.
− Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over 1,000
lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of 2,000
lbs (907 kg).
CAUTION!
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
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WARNING!
Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake system and cause it to fail. You might not have brakes
when you need them and could have an accident.
Towing any trailer will increase your stopping distance. When towing you should allow for additional
space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front
of you. Failure to do so could result in an accident.
Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights & Wiring
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
The Trailer Tow Package may include a 4 and 7 pin
wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer harness
and connector.
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STARTING AND OPERATING
NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles
wiring harness.
The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
7- Pin Connector
Towing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping
and backing the trailer in an area away from heavy
traffic.
4 - Pin Connector
STARTING AND OPERATING
If using a manual transmission vehicle for trailer towing,
all starts must be in FIRST gear to avoid excessive clutch
slippage.
Towing Tips — Automatic Transmission
The “D” range can be selected when towing. However, if
frequent shifting occurs while in this range, the “TOW
HAUL” feature should be selected.
NOTE: Using the “TOW HAUL” feature while operating the vehicle under heavy operating conditions will
improve performance and extend transmission life by
reducing excessive shifting and heat build up. This action
will also provide better engine braking.
The automatic transmission 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 transmission fluid change
intervals.
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NOTE: Check the automatic transmission fluid level
before towing.
Towing Tips — Tow/Haul (If Equipped)
To reduce potential for automatic transmission overheating, turn the “TOW HAUL” feature ON when driving in
hilly areas or shift the transmission to Drive position 2 on
more severe grades.
Towing Tips — Electronic Speed Control (If
Equipped)
− Don’t use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
− When using the speed control, if you experience speed
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
you can get back to cruising speed.
− Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
maximize fuel efficiency.
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Towing Tips — Cooling System
To reduce potential for engine and transmission overheating, take the following actions:
− City Driving
When stopped for short periods of time, put transmission
in neutral and increase engine idle speed.
− Highway Driving
Reduce speed.
− Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
− refer to Cooling System Operating information in the
Maintenance section of this manual for more information.
SNOWPLOW
Dodge Durango or Chrysler Aspen Models
NOTE: Do not use Dodge Durango or Chrysler Aspen
Models for snowplow applications.
WARNING!
Snowplows, winches, and other aftermarket equipment should not be added to the front end or your
vehicle. The airbag crash sensors may be affected by
the change in the front end structure. The airbags
could deploy unexpectedly or could fail to deploy
during a collision resulting in serious injury or
death.
STARTING AND OPERATING
CAUTION!
Using this vehicle for snowplow applications can
cause damage to the vehicle.
WARNING!
Attaching a snowplow to this vehicle could adversely affect performance of the airbag system in an
accident. Do not expect that the airbag will perform
as described earlier in this manual
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Recreational Towing 2WD Models
Recreational towing of 2WD models is not allowable.
Towing the vehicle with the transmission in Neutral can
cause severe transmission damage. Removal of the driveshaft for towing is not recommended since this allows
transmission fluid to leak out.
Recreational Towing 4WD Models
CAUTION!
Vehicles equipped with an NV 144 Transfer Case
(which has no neutral position) may NOT be used
for recreational towing.
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STARTING AND OPERATING
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
Neutral (N) position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case Neutral (N) position
disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move
despite the transmission position. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
NOTE: The NV 244 Generation II transfer case must be
shifted into Neutral (N) for recreational towing. The
Neutral (N) selection button is located on the lower left
hand corner of the 4WD Control Switch. Shifts into and
out of transfer case Neutral (N) can take place with the
selector switch in any mode position.
Shifting into Neutral (N)
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
recreational towing.
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Internal damage to the transfer case will occur if a
front or rear wheel lift is used when recreational
towing.
It is necessary to follow these steps to be certain that
the transfer case is fully in Neutral (N) before
recreational towing to prevent damage to internal
parts.
1. Bring vehicle to a complete stop.
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2. Shut engine OFF.
3. Turn the ignition key to the ON position without
starting the engine.
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11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 with the transmission in Drive
(D).
12. Turn ignition key to the unlocked OFF position.
4. Depress brake pedal.
13. Shift automatic transmission into Park (P).
5. Shift automatic transmission to Neutral (N).
14. Attach vehicle to tow vehicle with tow bar.
6. Using the point of a ballpoint pen or similar object,
depress the recessed transfer case Neutral (N) button for
4 seconds.
NOTE: Items 1 through 5 are requirements that must be
met prior to depressing the Neutral (N) selection button,
and must continue to be met until the 4 seconds elaspes
and the shift has been completed.
7. After shift is completed and the Neutral (N) light
comes on release Neutral (N) button.
8. Start engine.
9. Shift automatic transmission into Reverse (R).
10. Release brake pedal for five seconds and ensure that
there is no vehicle movement.
If any of these requirements (with the exception of 3 - Key
ON) are not met prior to depressing the Neutral (N)
button or are no longer met during the 4 second timer,
then the Neutral (N) indicator light will flash continuously until all requirements are met or until the Neutral
(N) button is released.
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STARTING AND OPERATING
NOTE: The ignition key must be ON for a shift to take
place and for the position indicator lights to be operable.
If the key is not ON, the shift will not take place and no
position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
3. Turn the ignition key to the ON position without
starting the engine.
4. Depress brake pedal.
5. Shift automatic transmission to Neutral (N).
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the transmission is shifted into Park (P) with the transfer case
in Neutral (N) and the engine RUNNING. With the
transfer case in Neutral (N) ensure that the engine is
OFF prior to shifting the transmission into Park (P)
Shifting OUT of Neutral (N)
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
normal usage.
1. Bring vehicle to a complete stop.
2. Shut engine OFF.
6. Using the point of a ballpoint pen or similar object,
depress the recessed transfer case Neutral (N) button for
1 second.
7. After the Neutral (N) indicator light turns off release
the Neutral (N) button.
8. After the Neutral (N) button has been released the
transfer case will shift to the position identified by the
selector switch.
9. Shift automatic transmission into Park (P).
10. Start the engine.
11. Shift automatic transmission into Drive (D).
STARTING AND OPERATING
NOTE: Items 1 through 5 are requirements that must be
met prior to depressing the Neutral (N) selection button,
and must continue to be met until 1 second elapses and
the shift has been completed.
If any of these requirements are not met prior to depressing the Neutral (N) button or are no longer met during
the 1 second time, then all of the position indicator lights
will flash continuously until all requirements are met or
until the Neutral (N) button is released.
NOTE: The ignition key must be ON for a shift to take
place and for the position indicator lights to be operable.
If the key is not On, the shift will not take place and no
position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
NOTE: Flashing neutral (N) position indicator light
indicates that shift requirements have not been met.
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CAUTION!
• Do not use a bumper mounted clamp-on tow bar on
your vehicle. The bumper face bar will be damaged.
• Do not disconnect the rear driveshaft because fluid
will leak from the transfer case and damage internal
parts.
EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION PLATE
The equipment Identification Plate is located on the hood
inner surface.
The following information about your vehicle is displayed on this plate: Model, Wheelbase, Vehicle Identification Number, Truck Order Number, and code numbers
with descriptions of all production and special equipment on the truck as shipped from the factory.
NOTE: Always refer to the equipment identification
plate when ordering parts.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
䡵 Jump Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
䡵 Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
䡵 Emergency Tow Hooks — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 355
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
䡵 Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
䡵 Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
▫ Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
▫ Removing The Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
▫ Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
▫ Tire Changing Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
The flasher switch is on the top of the steering column,
just behind the steering wheel. Press the flasher switch
and all front and rear directional signals will flash
intermittently.
Press the switch a second time to turn off the emergency
flashers.
This is an emergency warning system and should not be
used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your
vehicle is disabled and is creating a safety hazard for
other motorists.
If it is necessary to leave the vehicle to go for service, the
flasher system will continue to operate with the ignition
key removed and the vehicle locked.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING!
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous.
The vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you.
You could be crushed. Never put any part of your
body under a vehicle that is on a jack. Never start
or run the engine while the vehicle is on a jack. If
you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a
service center where it can be raised on a lift.
• 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.
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Jack Location
The scissor jack and tire changing tools are stowed under
the second row seat.
The jack is secured in place with a winged stud and a
fixed stud. It is very important to secure the jack tightly
in place by engaging the slot in the base to the fixed stud
under the middle seat. The winged stud inserts through
the eyelet in the end of the jack’s worm screw.
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JACKING INSTRUCTIONS
Removing The Spare Tire
The spare tire on your vehicle is located underneath the
vehicle in the rear.
1. Remove the rubber plug from the floor in the cargo
area.
2. Engage the jack wrench extension to the spare tire
winch through the hole in the floor.
Remove the spare tire before attempting to jack the truck.
3. Turn the wrench counterclockwise to lower the spare
tire. Continue to turn the wrench until the spare tire can
be pulled out from under the vehicle.
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It is recommended that you stow the flat or spare to
avoid tangling the loose cable.
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Tire Changing Procedure
WARNING!
CAUTION!
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the
jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or
other power tools is not recommended and 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. Never start or run
the engine while the vehicle is on a jack. If you need
to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a service
center where it can be raised on a lift.
Do not raise this vehicle using a bumper jack. The scissor
jack is designed as a tool for changing tires on this vehicle
only. It is not recommended that the jack be used for
service purposes or to lift more than one wheel at a time.
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• Block both the front and rear
of the wheel diagonally opposite the jacking position. For
example, if the right front
wheel is being changed, block
the left rear wheel.
Preparations
Park the vehicle on a firm level surface, avoiding ice or
slippery areas. Set the parking brake and place the gear
selector in PARK (automatic transmission). On Four
Wheel Drive vehicles, shift the transfer case to the “4L”
position.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning Flasher.
• Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the
vehicle is being jacked.
Instructions
1. Remove the spare wheel, jack, and tools from storage.
2. Using the wheel wrench, loosen, but do not remove,
the wheel nuts by turning them counterclockwise one
turn while the wheel is still on the ground.
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3. When changing a front wheel, place the jack under the
frame rail behind the wheel. Locate the jack as far
forward as possible on the straight part of the frame
(prior to inboard transition. Operate the jack using the
jack drive tube and the wheel wrench - the tube extension, may be used but is not required.
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When changing a rear wheel, assemble the jack drive
tube to the jack and connect the drive tube to the
extension tube. Place the jack under the axle as close to
the tire as posssible with the drive tubes extending to the
rear. Connect the jack tube extension and wheel wrench.
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Rear Left Jacking Location
Front Jacking Location
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WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle unstable and cause an accident. It could
slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the
vehicle only enough to remove the tire.
Rear Right Jacking Location
Before raising the wheel off the ground, make sure that
the jack will not damage surrounding truck parts and
adjust the jack position as required.
4. By rotating the wheel wrench clockwise, raise the
vehicle until the wheel just clears the surface.
5. Remove the wheel nuts and pull the wheel off. Install
the spare wheel and wheel nuts with the cone shaped end
of the nuts toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the nuts. To
avoid risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not fully
tighten the nuts until the vehicle has been lowered.
NOTE: Do not oil wheel studs. For chrome wheels, do
not substitute with chrome plated wheel nuts.
6. Using the wheel wrench, finish tightening the nuts in
a crisscross pattern. Correct nut tightness is 135 ± 10 ft.
lbs. (183 ± 14 N·m) dynamic torque. If in doubt about the
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
correct tightness, have them checked with a torque
wrench by your dealer or at a service station.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could injure someone in the vehicle.
Always stow the jack, tools and the extra tire and
wheel in the places provided.
7. Remove wheel blocks. Do not install chrome or aluminum wheel center caps on the spare wheel. This may
result in cap damage.
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8. Lower the jack to its fully closed position. Stow the
replaced tire, jack, and tools as previously described.
9. Adjust the tire pressure when possible.
NOTE: Do not oil wheel studs. For chrome wheels, do
not substitute with chrome plated wheel nuts.
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WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to help prevent
personal injury or damage to your vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the edge of
the roadway as possible before raising the vehicle.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be
raised.
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Apply the parking brake firmly before jacking.
Never start the engine with the vehicle on a jack.
Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a jack.
Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack.
Only use the jack in the positions indicated.
If working on or near a roadway, be extremely careful of
motor traffic.
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated are securely
stowed, spares must be stowed with the value stem facing
the ground.
To Stow The Flat Or Spare
Turn the wheel so that the valve stem is down. Slide the
wheel retainer through the center of the wheel and
position it properly across the wheel opening.
For convenience in checking the spare tire inflation, stow
with the valve stem toward the rear of the vehicle.
Rotate the winch mechanism until the wheel is drawn
into place against the underside of the vehicle. Continue
to rotate until you feel the winch mechanism slip or click
2 times. It cannot be overtightened. Push against the tire
several times to be sure it is firmly in place.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
JUMP STARTING PROCEDURES
WARNING!
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution; do not
allow battery fluid to contact eyes, skin or clothing. Don’t lean over battery when attaching
clamps or allow the clamps to touch each other. If
acid splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the contaminated area immediately with large quantities
of water.
• A battery generates hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. Keep flame or spark away
from the vent holes. Do not use a booster battery
or any other booster source with an output that
exceeds 12 volts.
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Check the Battery Test Indicator (if equipped). If a light or
bright colored dot is visible in the indicator (if equipped),
DO NOT jump-start the battery.
If the indicator (if equipped) is dark or shows a green dot,
proceed as follows:
1. Wear eye protection and remove all metal jewelry such
as watch bands or bracelets which might make an
unintended electrical contact.
2. Park the booster vehicle within cable reach but without letting the vehicles touch. Set the parking brake, place
the automatic transmission in PARK and turn the ignition
OFF on both vehicles.
3. Turn OFF heater, radio and all unnecessary electrical
loads.
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4. Connect one end of a jumper cable to the positive
terminal of the booster battery. Connect the other end of
the same cable to the positive terminal of the discharged
battery.
WARNING!
Do not permit vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
5. Connect the other cable, first to the negative terminal
of the booster battery and then to the engine of the
vehicle with the discharged battery. Make sure you have
a good contact on the engine.
WARNING!
Do not connect the cable to the negative post of the
discharge battery. The resulting electrical spark
could cause the battery to explode.
During cold weather when temperatures are below
freezing point, electrolyte in a discharged battery
may freeze. Do not attempt jump starting because
the battery could rupture or explode. The battery
temperature must be brought up above freezing
point before attempting jump start.
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.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
Any procedure other than above could result in:
1. Personal injury caused by electrolyte squirting
out the battery vent;
2. Personal injury or property damage due to battery
explosion;
Chains are not recommended for freeing a stuck
vehicle. Chains may break, causing serious injury or
death.
3. Damage to charging system of booster vehicle or
of immobilized vehicle.
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with emergency tow
hooks.
NOTE: For off-road recovery, it is recommended to use
both of the front tow hooks to minimize the risk of
damage to the vehicle.
WARNING!
Stand clear of vehicles when pulling with tow
hooks. Tow straps and chains may break, causing
serious injury.
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CAUTION!
Tow hooks are for emergency use only, to rescue a
vehicle stranded off road. Do not use tow hooks for tow
truck hookup or highway towing. You could damage
your vehicle.
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent
damage to your vehicle. Use of safety chains is recommended. Attach towing device to main structural members of the vehicle — not to bumpers or associated
brackets. State and local laws applying to vehicles
under tow must be observed.
Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles
The manufacturer recommends towing with all wheels
OFF the ground. Acceptable methods are to tow the
vehicle on a flatbed or with one end of the vehicle raised
and the opposite end on a towing dolly.
Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles
Provided that the transmission is operable, tow with the
transmission in Neutral and the ignition key in the OFF
position along with the front wheels raised and the rear
wheels on the ground. The speed must not exceed 30
mph (50 km/h) and the distance must not exceed 15
miles (25 km).
If the vehicle is to be towed more than 15 miles (25 km )
or faster than 30 mph, it must be towed on a flatbed, or
with the rear wheels raised and the front wheels on the
ground, or with the front end raised and the rear wheels
on a towing dolly.
NOTE: Towing the vehicle, with the rear wheels on the
ground, at more than 30 mph (50 km/h) or for more than
15 miles (25 km ) can cause severe transmission damage.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 Engine Compartment 3.7L V6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
䡵 Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
䡵 Engine Compartment 4.7L V-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
䡵 Engine Compartment 5.7L HEMI V-8 . . . . . . . . . 362
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
䡵 Onboard Diagnostic System — OBD II . . . . . . . . 363
▫ Drive Belts — Check Condition And Tension . . 371
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
▫ Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
䡵 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
䡵 Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
䡵 Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
▫ Engine Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
▫ Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
▫ Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
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▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
▫ Axles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
▫ Power Steering — Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
▫ Selection Of Lubricating Grease . . . . . . . . . . . 392
▫ Front Suspension Ball Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
▫ Drive Shaft Constant Velocity Joints . . . . . . . . 378
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
▫ Emission Related Components . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
▫ Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
䡵 Fuse Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
▫ Fuses (Interior) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
▫ Fuses (Power Distribution Center) . . . . . . . . . 402
▫ Fuses (Integrated Power Module) . . . . . . . . . . 405
䡵 Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
䡵 Replacement Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
䡵 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
▫ Headlights/Parking/Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . 408
▫ Rear Side Marker, Tail Lights, Turn Signals And
Backup Lights — Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
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▫ License Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
䡵 Fluids, Lubricants And Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . 418
▫ Center High-Mounted Stoplight . . . . . . . . . . . 414
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
▫ Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
䡵 Fluids And Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT 3.7L V6
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
361
ENGINE COMPARTMENT 4.7L V-8
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT 5.7L HEMI V-8
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard
diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light.” It will
also store diagnostic codes and other information to
assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your dealer for service as soon as
possible.
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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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Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
After fuel is added, the vehicle diagnostic system can
determine if the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly
installed, or damaged. A loose fuel filler cap message will
be displayed in the instrument cluster. Tighten the gas
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cap until a ⬙clicking⬙ sound is heard. This is an indication
that the gas cap is properly tightened. Press the odometer
reset button to turn the message off. If the problem
persists, the message will appear the next time the
vehicle is started. This might indicate a damaged cap. If
the problem is detected twice in a row, the system will
turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL). Resolving
the problem will turn the MIL light off.
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
For states which have an I/M (Inspection and
Maintenance) requirement, this check verifies the
following: the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp)
is functioning and is not on when the engine is running,
and that the OBD (On Board Diagnostic) system is ready
for testing.
Normally, the OBD system will be ready. The OBD
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
serviced, if you recently had a dead battery, or a battery
replacement. If the OBD system is determined not ready
for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
Your vehicle has a simple ignition key actuated test
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
check if your vehicle’s OBD system is ready, you must do
the following:
1. Insert your ignition key into the ignition switch.
2. Turn the ignition to the ON position, but do not crank
or start the engine. If you crank or start the engine, you
will have to start this test over.
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3. As soon as you turn your key to the ON position, you
will see your MIL symbol come on as part of a normal
bulb check.
4. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will
happen:
a. The MIL light will blink for approximately 5 seconds and then remain on until the first engine crank or
the key is turned off. This means that your vehicle’s
OBD system is not ready and you should not proceed
to the I/M station.
b. The MIL light will remain fully illuminated until the
first engine crank or the key is turned off. This means
that your vehicle’s OBD system is ready and you can
proceed to the I/M station.
If your OBD system is not ready you should see your
dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was recently
serviced or had a battery failure or replacement, you may
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need to do nothing more than drive your vehicle as you
normally would in order for your OBD system to update.
A recheck with the above test routine may then indicate
that the system is now ready.
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD system is
ready or not ready, if the MIL symbol is illuminated
during normal vehicle operation, you should have your
vehicle serviced before going to the I/M station. The I/M
station can fail your vehicle because the MIL symbol is on
with the engine running.
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.
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DEALER SERVICE
Your dealer has the qualified service personnel, special
tools and equipment to perform all service operations in
an expert manner. Service manuals are available which
include detailed service information for your vehicle.
Refer to these manuals before attempting any procedure
yourself.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which
you have the knowledge and the proper equipment.
If you have any doubt about your ability to perform
a service job, take your vehicle to a competent
mechanic.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
Besides the maintenance items for which there are fixed
maintenance intervals, there are other items that should
operate satisfactorily without periodic maintenance.
However, if a malfunction of these items does occur, it
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could adversely affect the engine or vehicle performance.
These items should be inspected if a malfunction is
observed or suspected.
Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper lubrication of your vehicle’s engine, the
engine oil must be maintained at the correct level. The
best time to check the engine oil level is about 5 minutes
after a fully warmed up engine is shut off or before
starting the engine after it has sat overnight.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Always
maintain the oil level within the SAFE zone on the
dipstick. Adding one quart of oil when the reading is at
the bottom of the SAFE zone will result in a reading at the
top of the safe zone on these engines.
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CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling the crankcase will cause
oil aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine.
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Change Engine Oil
Road conditions and your style of driving affect the
interval at which your oil should be changed. Check the
following to determine if ANY apply to you:
• Day or night temperatures are below 32°F (0°C).
• Stop and Go driving.
• Extensive engine idling.
• Driving in dusty conditions.
• Short trips of less than 10 miles (16.2 km).
• More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high
speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C).
• Trailer towing, Taxi, Police or delivery service (commercial service).
• Off-Road or desert operation.
• If equipped for and operating with E-85 (ethanol)
fuel.
NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then change your
engine oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or 3 months,
whichever comes first and follow schedule “B” of the
⬙Maintenance Schedules⬙ section of this manual.
If none of these apply to you, then change your engine oil
at every interval shown on schedule ⬙A⬙ of the ⬙Maintenance Schedules⬙ section of this manual.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months
whichever comes first.
4x4 Models, If Used Primarily For Off-Road Operation
Every 50 hours of use.
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Dusty Conditions
Driving through dust-laden air increases the problems of
keeping abrasive materials out of the engine. Under these
conditions, special attention should be given to the
engine air cleaner and the crankcase inlet air cleaner. The
crankcase ventilation system should also be checked
periodically. Make sure that these units are always clean.
This will tend to reduce to a minimum the amount of
abrasive material that may enter the engine.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacture only
recommends engine oils that are API certified and meet
the requirements of DaimlerChrysler Material Standard
MS-6395.
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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
manufacture 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. Your engine oil
filler cap also shows the recommended engine oil
viscosity for your vehicle.
For information on engine oil filler cap location, see 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
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recommended oil quality requirements are met, and the recommended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
are followed.
Materials Added to Engine Oils
The manufacture strongly recommends against the addition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and
it’s performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.
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威 Engine Oil Filters are a high quality oil
filter and are recommended.
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Drive Belts — Check Condition and Tension
Belt tension is controlled by means of an automatic
tensioner. No belt tension adjustments are required.
However, belt and belt tensioner condition should be
inspected at the specified intervals, and replaced if required. See your authorized dealer for service. At the
mileage indicated in the maintenance schedule, all belts
and tensioner should be checked for condition. Improper
belt tension can cause belt slippage and failure. Belts
should be inspected for evidence of cuts, cracks, glazing,
or frayed cords and replaced if there is indication of
damage which could result in belt failure. Low generator
belt tension can cause battery failure. Also check belt
routing to make sure there is no interference between the
belts and other engine components.
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Spark Plugs
Spark plugs must fire properly to assure proper engine
performance and emission control. The plugs installed in
your vehicle should operate satisfactorily in normal
service for the mileage indicated in the Maintenance
Chart. New plugs should be installed at this mileage. The
entire set should be replaced if there is any malfunction
due to a faulty spark plug. Check the Vehicle Emissions
Control Information label for the proper type of spark
plug for your vehicle.
CAUTION!
When replacing plugs, do not overtighten. You could
damage them and cause them to leak.
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Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Under normal driving conditions, replace the air filter at
the intervals shown on Schedule “A”. If, however, you
drive the vehicle frequently under dusty or severe conditions, the filter element should be inspected periodically and replaced if necessary at the intervals shown on
Schedule “B”.
WARNING!
The air cleaner can provide a measure of protection
in the case of engine backfire. Do not remove the air
cleaner unless such removal is necessary for repair or
maintenance. Make sure that no one is near the
engine compartment before starting the vehicle with
the air cleaner removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
Engine Fuel Filter
A plugged fuel filter can cause stalling, limit the speed at
which a vehicle can be driven or cause hard starting.
Should an excessive amount of dirt accumulate in the
fuel tank, frequent filter replacement may be necessary.
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Catalytic Converter
The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel
only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the effectiveness of the
catalyst as an emission control device.
Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is important to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
damage.
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CAUTION!
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.
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WARNING!
A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park over
materials that can burn. Such materials might be
grass or leaves coming into contact with your exhaust system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in
areas where your exhaust system can contact anything that can burn.
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
engine operation, a scorching odor may indicate severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, the
vehicle should be stopped, the engine shut off and the
vehicle allowed to cool. Thereafter, service, including a
tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
To minimize the possibility of catalyst damage:
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
motion.
• Do not try to start engine by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
idling or malfunctioning operating conditions.
Maintenance Free Battery
The top of the maintenance free battery is permanently
sealed. You will never have to add water, nor is periodic
maintenance required.
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WARNING!
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.
• 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
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include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
WARNING!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause
the system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer
to Section 3 of the Warranty Information book for
further warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced repairman.
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Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by dealers or other service facilities
using recovery and recycling equipment.
Power Steering — Fluid Check
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through a certified
DaimlerChrysler Dealership.⬙
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WARNING!
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and
with the engine off to prevent injury from moving
parts and to insure accurate fluid level reading. Do
not overfill. Use only manufacturers recommended
power steering fluid.
If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated
level. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all
surfaces. Refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts
for correct fluid type.
Front Suspension Ball Joints
The ball joints and seals should be inspected whenever
the vehicle is serviced for other reasons. Damaged seals
should be replaced to prevent leakage or contamination
of the grease.
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Drive Shaft Constant Velocity Joints
All four wheel drive models are equipped with four
constant velocity joints. Periodic lubrication of these
joints is not required. However, the joint boot should be
inspected for external leakage or damage periodically. If
external leakage or damage is evident, the joint boot and
grease should be replaced immediately. Continued operation could result in failure of the joint due to water
and dirt contamination of the grease. This would require
complete replacement of the joint assembly. Refer to the
Service Manual for the detailed replacement procedure.
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, doors,liftgate 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.
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Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with
petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
Windshield Washers
The fluid reservoir should be checked for fluid level at
regular intervals. Always fill the reservoir with windshield washer fluid (not radiator antifreeze).
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
containers.
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WARNING!
Commercially available windshield washer solvents
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
After the engine has warmed, operate the defroster for a
few minutes to reduce the possibility of smearing or
freezing the fluid on the cold windshield. Mopar威 All
Weather Windshield Washer Solution used with water as
directed on the container, aids cleaning action, reduces
freezing point to avoid line clogging, and is not harmful
to paint or trim.
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Exhaust System
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
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.
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Cooling System
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot coolant or
steam from your radiator. If you see or hear steam
coming from under the hood, don’t open the hood
until the radiator has had time to cool. Never try to
open a cooling system pressure cap when the radiator is hot.
Engine Coolant Checks
Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12
months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If coolant is dirty or rusty in appearance, the
system should be drained, flushed and refilled with fresh
coolant. Check the front of the A/C condenser for any
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accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently
spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the
face of the condenser.
Check the coolant recovery bottle tubing for brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts and tightness of the connection
at the bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire system for
leaks.
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of
coolant from the radiator drain cock. If the cap is sealing
properly, the engine coolant (antifreeze) will begin to
drain from the coolant recovery bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE CAP WHEN THE
COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
Cooling System — Drain, Flush and Refill
At the intervals shown on the Maintenance Schedules,
the system should be drained, flushed and refilled.
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If the solution is dirty or contains a considerable amount
of sediment, clean and flush with a reliable cooling
system cleaner. Follow with a thorough rinsing to remove
all deposits and chemicals. Properly dispose of old
antifreeze solution.
Selection Of Coolant
Use only the manufacturers recommended coolant, refer
to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct
coolant type.
CAUTION!
Mixing of coolants other than specified HOAT engine coolants, may result in engine damage and may
decrease corrosion protection. If a non-HOAT coolant is introduced into the cooling system in an
emergency, it should be replaced with the specified
coolant as soon as possible.
Do not use plain water alone or alcohol base engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional
rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not
be compatible with the radiator engine coolant and
may plug the radiator.
This vehicle has not been designed for use with
Propylene Glycol based coolants. Use of Propylene
Glycol based coolants is not recommended.
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Adding Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant that allows extended maintenance intervals. This
coolant can be used up to 5 Years or 100,000 miles before
replacement. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance period, it is important that you use the same
coolant throughout the life of your vehicle. Please review
these recommendations for using Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) coolant.
When adding coolant, a minimum solution of 50% recommended Mopar Antifreeze/ Coolant 5 Year/100,000
Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology), or equivalent, in 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.
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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.
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
do not store ethylene glycol based engine coolant in open
containers or allow it to remain in puddles on the
ground. If ingested by a child, contact a physician
immediately. Clean up any ground spills immediately.
Coolant Level
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for
determining that the coolant level is adequate. With the
engine cold, the level of the coolant in the coolant
recovery bottle should be between the ranges indicated
on the bottle.
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
coolant freeze point or replacing coolant. Advise your
service attendant of this. As long as the engine operating
temperature is satisfactory, the coolant bottle need only
be checked once a month.
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When additional coolant is needed to maintain the
proper level, it should be added to the coolant bottle. Do
not overfill.
Points To Remember
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles (a
few kilometers) of operation, you may observe vapor
coming from the front of the engine compartment. This is
normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot coolant to
enter the radiator.
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
• 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.
• If frequent coolant additions are required, or if the
level in the coolant recovery bottle does not drop when
the engine cools, the cooling system should be pressure tested for leaks.
• Maintain coolant concentration at 50% HOAT engine
coolant (minimum) and distilled water for proper
corrosion protection of your engine which contains
aluminum components.
• Make sure that the radiator and coolant recovery
bottle overflow hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean, also.
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• Do not change the thermostat for summer or winter
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
result in unsatisfactory coolant performance, poor gas
mileage, and increased emissions.
Emission Related Components
Fuel System Hoses And Vapor/Vacuum Harnesses
When the vehicle is serviced for scheduled maintenance,
inspect surface of hoses and nylon tubing for evidence of
heat and mechanical damage. Hard and brittle rubber,
cracking, checking, tears, cuts, abrasions, and excessive
swelling suggest deterioration of the rubber. Particular
attention should be given to examining hose surfaces
nearest to high heat sources, such as the exhaust manifold.
Insure nylon tubing in these areas has not melted or
collapsed.
Inspect all hose clamps and couplings to make sure they
are secure and no leaks are present.
NOTE: Fluids such as oil, power steering fluid, and
brake fluid are used during assembly plant operations to
ease 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.
You are urged to use only the manufacturer’s specified
hoses and clamps, or their equivalent in material and
specification, in any fuel system servicing. It is mandatory to replace all clamps that have been loosened or
removed during service. Care should be taken in installing new clamps to insure they are properly torqued.
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Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve
Proper operation of the crankcase ventilation system
requires that the PCV valve be free of sticking or plugging because of deposits. Deposits can accumulate in the
PCV valve and passage with increasing mileage. Have
the PCV valve, hoses, and passages checked for proper
operation at the intervals specified. If the valve is
plugged or sticking, replace with a new valve – Do not
attempt to clean the PCV valve! Check ventilating hose
for indication of damage or plugging with deposits.
Replace if necessary.
Brake Master Cylinders
The fluid level in the master cylinders should be checked
whenever the vehicle is serviced, or immediately if the
brake system warning light is on. If necessary, add fluid
to bring level to the full mark on the side of the reservoir
of the brake master cylinder. Be sure to clean the top of
the master cylinder area before removing the cap. With
disc brakes, fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake
pads wear. Brake fluid level should be checked when
pads are replaced. If the brake fluid level is abnormally
low, check system for leaks.
Brake System
Refer to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct
fluid type.
Power Disc Brakes (Front and Rear)
Disc brakes do not require adjustment; however, several
hard stops during the break-in period are recommended
to seat the linings and wear off any foreign material.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
Use of brake fluid that may have a lower initial
boiling point, or is unidentified, as to specifications
may result in sudden brake failure during hard
prolonged braking. You could have an accident.
Do not allow a petroleum-base fluid to contaminate
the brake fluid. Seal damage may result.
WARNING!
Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts and the
brake fluid catching on fire.
Use only brake fluid that has been in a tightly closed
container to avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture.
Brake Hoses
Inspection should be performed whenever the brake
system is serviced or at intervals specified. Inspect hydraulic brake hoses for surface cracking, scuffing or worn
spots. If there is any evidence of cracking, scuffing, or
worn spots, the hose should be replaced immediately!
Eventual deterioration of the hose can take place with
possible burst failure.
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WARNING!
Worn brake hoses can burst and cause brake failure.
You could have an accident. If you see any sign of
cracking, scuffing, or worn spots, have the brake
hoses replaced immediately.
Automatic Transmission
Fluid Level Check
Check the fluid level while the transmission is at normal
operating temperature 180°F (82°C). This occurs after at
least 15 miles (24 km) of driving. At normal operating
temperature the fluid cannot be held comfortably between the fingertips.
To check the automatic transmission fluid level properly,
the following procedure must be used:
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1. Operate the engine at idle speed and normal operating
temperature.
2. The vehicle must be on level ground.
3. Fully apply the parking brake and press the brake
pedal.
4. Place the gear selector momentarily in each gear
position ending with the lever in P (Park).
5. Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean and reinsert it until
seated.
6. Remove the dipstick again and note the fluid level on
both sides. The fluid level should be between the “HOT”
(upper) reference holes on the dipstick at normal operating temperature. Verify that solid coating of oil is seen on
both sides of the dipstick. If the fluid is low, add as
required into the dipstick tube. Do not overfill. After
adding any quantity of oil through the oil fill tube, wait
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a minimum of two (2) minutes for the oil to fully drain
into the transmission before rechecking the fluid level.
NOTE: If it is necessary to check the transmission below
the operating temperature, the fluid level should be
between the two “COLD” (lower) holes on the dipstick
with the fluid at approximately 70°F ( 21°C) (room
temperature). If the fluid level is correctly established at
room temperature, it should be between the “HOT”
(upper) reference holes when the transmission reaches
180°F ( 82°C). Remember it is best to check the level at the
normal operating temperature.
CAUTION!
Be aware that if the fluid temperature is below 50°F
(10°C) it may not register on the dipstick. Do not add
fluid until the temperature is elevated enough to
produce an accurate reading.
7. Check for leaks. Release parking brake.
To prevent dirt and water from entering the transmission
after checking or replenishing fluid, make certain that the
dipstick cap is properly reseated. It is normal for the
dipstick cap to spring back slightly from its fully seated
position, as long as its seal remains engaged in the
dipstick tube.
Automatic Transmission Fluid And Filter Change
It is important that proper lubricant is used in the
transmission. Refer to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine
Parts for correct fluid type. It is important that the
transmission fluid be maintained at the prescribed level
using the recommended fluid.
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CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturers recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder. Using a transmission fluid other than the
manufacturers recommended fluid will result in
more frequent fluid and filter changes. Refer to
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct
fluid type.
Special Additives
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition of any additives to the transmission. Exception to
this policy is the use of special dyes to aid in detecting
fluid leaks. The use of transmission sealers should be
avoided, since they may adversely affect seals.
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Transfer Case
Inspect the transfer case for fluid leaks. If a fluid leak is
evident the transfer case fluid level may be low. Have the
transfer case serviced immediately.
CAUTION!
Damage may result from operation of the vehicle
with low transfer case fluid.
The transfer case fluid should be drained and refilled at
the intervals specified.
Lubricant Selection
Refer to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct
fluid type.
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Axles
Refer to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct
fluid type.
The manufacturer does not recommend regularly scheduled oil changes for axles in vehicles whose operation is
classified as normal truck service.
NOTE: The presence of water in the gear lubricant will
result in corrosion and possible failure of differential
components. Operation of the vehicle in water, as may be
encountered in some off-highway types of service, will
require draining and refilling the axle to avoid damage.
Rear Axle
Rear Axle fluid levels should be 1/4⬙ (6.4 mm) +/- 1/4“
below the fill hole for 8 1/4⬙, and 9 1/4⬙ axles.
Front Axle
Front Axle fluid level should be 1/4” (6.4 mm) below the
level of the fill hole.
Selection of Lubricating Grease
The National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI) has
developed a symbol (Certification Mark) to aid the
vehicle owner in the proper selection of grease for chassis
components. This symbol, an example shown below, is
located on the grease container and identifies the application and quality of the grease.
There are two groups
identified, those for wheel
bearings (Letter “G”) and
those for chassis (Letter
“L”) lubrication. Performance categories within
these groups result in dual
letter designations for
each group. The letter designations shown in the example are the highest
quality level available and when combined as shown can
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be used for chassis lubrication. Use only those greases
that have the NLGI symbol on the container along with
the proper quality level for your application.
What Causes Corrosion?
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion
The most common causes are:
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.
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
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.
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• Use Mopar威 auto polish to remove road film and
stains and to polish your vehicle. Take care never to
scratch the paint.
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
of the doors, rocker panels and liftgate be kept clear
and open.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint
finish.
• 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.
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.
• If your vehicle is damaged due to an accident or
similar cause which destroys the paint and protective
coating have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible.
The cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of the owner.
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well
packaged and sealed.
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
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• Use Mopar威 touch up paint on scratches as soon as
possible. Your dealer has touch up paint to match the
color of your vehicle.
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting
with a clean, dry towel.
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care
All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome plated wheels should be cleaned regularly with a
mild soap and water to prevent corrosion. To remove
heavy soil, use Mopar威 Wheel Cleaner or select a nonabrasive, non-acidic cleaner. Do not use scouring pads,
steel wool, a bristle brush or metal polishes. Only Mopar威 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.
• For tough stains, apply Mopar威 Total Clean or a mild
soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove stain.
Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
YES Essentials威 Fabric Cleaning Procedure – If
equipped
YES Essentials威 seats may be cleaned in the following
manner:
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
• For grease stains, apply Mopar威 Multi-purpose
cleaner to a clean, damp cloth and remove stain. Use a
fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
• Do not use any solvents or protectants on Yes Essentials products.
Interior Care
Use Mopar威 Fabric Cleaner to clean fabric upholstery
and carpeting.
Use Mopar威 Vinyl Cleaner to clean vinyl upholstery and
trim.
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Mopar威 Total Clean is specifically recommended for
leather upholstery.
WARNING!
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
and Mopar威 Total Clean. 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.
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
Cleaning Headlights
Your vehicle has plastic headlights that are lighter and
less susceptible to stone breakage than glass headlights.
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution followed by rinsing.
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
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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.
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1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
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.
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.
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FUSE BLOCK
CAUTION!
When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to use
only a fuse having the correct amperage rating. The
use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated may
result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If a
properly rated fuse continues to blow, it suggests a
problem in the circuit that must be corrected.
NOTE: If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for
longer than 21 days you may want to take steps to protect
your battery. You may do this by disconnecting the
battery or by disconnecting the two ignition-off draw
(I.O.D.) fuses located in the Auxiliary Power Distribution
Center (PDC) located in the engine compartment. The
I.O.D. cavities include a snap-in retainer that allows the
fuse to be disconnected, without removing it from the
fuse block. Pressing the I.O.D. fuse back into the cavity
reconnects it.
Fuses (Interior)
The fuse block contains blade-type mini-fuses, relays,
and circuit breakers for high-current circuits. It is located
in the left kick panel. It is accessible through a snap-in
cover.
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Cavity
Mini Fuse/Color
F1
15 Amp Blue
F2
10 Amp Red
F3
F4
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
Description
Instrument Cluster Battery Feed
Spare
Ignition Run/
Start for Next
Generation Controller (NGC),
Integrated
Power Module
(IPM), AC Relay
and Fuel Pump
Relay
Door Node and
Non-Memory
Power Mirror
Switch Battery
Feed
F5
F6
F7
F8
F9
F10
Airbags (2 Fuses
in Yellow
Holder)
Ignition Run/
2 Amp Clear
Start Unlock
Radio Battery
25 Amp Natural
Feed
Ignition Run/
Start for
10 Amp Red
Cluster/Transfer
Case/Seat Sw.
Back lighting
Satellite Digital
Audio Receiver
(SDAR)/Digital
10 Amp Red
Video Disc
(DVD) Battery
Feed
10 Amp Red
Spare
(2) 10 Amp Red
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F11
10 Amp Red
F12
20 Amp Yellow
F13
10 Amp Red
F14
10 Amp Red
F15
15 Amp Blue
F16
20 Amp Yellow
Heated Mirrors
Cluster Battery
Feed
Ignition Run
HVAC Module/
Heated Rear
Glass (EBL) Relay
ABS Module Ignition Run
Battery Feed
Blue Tooth,
Compass/Trip
Computer
(CMTC), Sentry
Key Diagnostics
Reconfigurable
Power Outlets
F17
F18
F19
F20
F21
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Ignition Run /
Rear Park Assist
20 Amp Yellow
/ Second Row
Heated Seats
Cigar Lighter
20 Amp Yellow
Ignition
10 Amp Red
Spare Fuse
Heating & Air
Conditioning
15 Amp Blue
w/ATC Only
Battery Feed
Amplifier Bat25 Amp Natural
tery Feed
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Fuses (Power Distribution Center)
stamped on the inside cover otherwise the cavity number
of each fuse is stamped on the inside cover that corresponds to the following chart. These fuses and relays can
be obtained from your dealer.
Cavity
1
2
3
Power Distribution Center
Your vehicle is equipped with an electrical power distribution center located in the left side of the engine
compartment.
This center contains cartridge fuses, mini fuses and
relays. A description of each fuse and component may be
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Cartridge
Fuse /
Relay
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
Mini
Fuse
Description
Starter
Front Wiper
Brake Batt
JB Feed Acc # 2
Power Seats
Run Remote Relay
Feed
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Cavity
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8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Cartridge
Fuse /
Relay
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
Spare
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
Mini
Fuse
Description
Cavity
Blower Motor Relay
Feed
JB Feed Acc Delay
16
ASD
17
18
Power Liftgate ( If
Equipped)
JB Feed / Heated
Rear Glass (EBL)/ T
Case Brake
JB Feed RR
15
19
20
21
22
ESP Pump
Cartridge
Fuse /
Relay
50 Amp
Red
Mini
Fuse
403
Description
JB Feed
10 Amp
Red
Spare
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
25 Amp
Clear
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
Spare
Fuel Pump
Next Generation Controller (NGC)
115v Power Inverter
ABS Batt
Next Generation Controller (NGC) Batt
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Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse /
Relay
23
20 Amp
Yellow
15 Amp
Blue
15 Amp
Blue
Spare
20 Amp
Yellow
Spare
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
Mini
Fuse
Relay
Relay
Spare
Relay
Trailer Tow
33
Cartridge
Fuse /
Relay
Relay
A/C Clutch
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
Relay
Relay
Spare
Relay
Spare
Relay
Relay
Description
Stop Lamp Switch
Run/Start Relay Feed
Run Start
Run Remote
Starter
Cavity
Mini
Fuse
Description
Electronic Automatic
Transaxle (EATX)
AC Clutch
Fuel Pump Rly
Stop Lamp Switch
Blower Motor
Auto Shut Down
(ASD) Rly
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Fuses (Integrated Power Module)
Integrated Power Module
An integrated Power Module is located in the left side of
the engine compartment. This center contains cartridge
fuses, mini fuses and relays. A description of each fuse
and component may be stamped on the inside cover
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otherwise the cavity number of each fuse is stamped on
the inside cover that corresponds to the following chart.
Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse /
Mini Fuse
Relay
1
2
3
4
5
Relay
Relay
Relay
Relay
Relay
6
Relay
7
8
Relay
9
10
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
Description
Wiper On/Off Rly
Wiper Hi/Lo Rly
Horn Rly
Rear Wiper Rly
Lt Trailer-Tow Stop/
Turn Rly
Rt Trailer-Tow Stop/
Turn Rly
Park Lamps Rly
Lt Park Lamps
Trailer-Tow Park
Lamps
Rt Park Lamps
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Cavity
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
Cartridge
Fuse /
Mini Fuse
Relay
Relay
Description
Radiator Fan Hi Rly
20 Amp Yel- Front Control Module
low
(FCM) Batt #4
20 Amp Yel- Front Control Module
low
(FCM) Batt #2
20 Amp Yel- Adjustable Pedal
low
20 Amp Yel- Ft Fog Lamps
low
20 Amp Yel- Horn
low
20 Amp Yel- Rear Wiper
low
20 Amp Yel- Front Control Module
low
(FCM) Batt #1
20 Amp Yel- Lt Trailer-Tow Stop/
low
Turn
Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse /
Mini Fuse
Relay
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
Relay
Relay
Relay
Description
20 Amp Yel- Front Control Module
low
(FCM) Batt #3
20 Amp Yel- Rt Trailer-Tow Stop/
low
Turn
Front Control Module
(FCM) BATT # 5
Radiator Fan
30 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Green
Radiator Fan Lo Rly
Ft Fog Lamps Rly
Adjustable Pedal Rly
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) #1
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) #2
Spare
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VEHICLE STORAGE
If you are storing your vehicle for more than 21 days, we
recommend that you take the following steps to minimize the drain on your vehicle’s battery:
• Disconnect the Ignition-Off Draw fuse (I.O.D.) fuse
located in the Power Distribution Center (PDC). The
I.O.D. cavity includes a snap-in retainer that allows the
fuse to be disconnected, without removing it from the
fuse block.
• The transfer case should be placed in the 4HI mode
and kept in this position to minimize the battery drain.
• As an alternative to the above steps you may disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
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REPLACEMENT LIGHT BULBS
LIGHT BULBS — Interior
Bulb No.
Dome Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WL212–2
Liftgate Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 567
Overhead Console Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . PLW214–2A
Reading Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WL212–2
Visor Vanity Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Not Serviceable
LIGHT BULBS — Outside
Bulb No.
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H13
Front Park/Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3457AK
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3057
Center High Mounted Stoplight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 921
Front Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9006LL
License Plate Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal and Side Marker . . . . 3057
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BULB REPLACEMENT
Headlights/Parking/Turn Signal
1. Remove the two bolts attaching the headlight to the
upper fender reinforcement (hood must be open to access
bolts).
2. Remove one nut that attaches the headlight to the
inner fender panel. Access to the nut is possible by
opening the fender panel access door which is located in
the wheel liner.
3. Grasp the headlight and pull firmly to disengage the
headlight from the fender panel.
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4. While firmly holding the headlight in your hands
disconnect all connectors by following the procedure
described in step number 5 below.
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Rear Side Marker, Tail Lights, Turn Signals And
Backup Lights — Replacement
1. Remove the two push-pins from the tail light housing.
5. Remove the bulb connector from the headlight making
sure to pull and release the red tab on all connectors.
Loosen the connector by pressing down on the black
and/or green release which is located below or above the
red tab. The green release is located above the red tab on
the H13, the black release is located above the 3457AK
red tab.
6. Twist and remove socket from lamp.
7. Remove bulb from socket and replace.
NOTE: These are Halogen bulbs. Take care not to touch
the bulb with your fingers. Body oils from your fingers
could cause excessive heat build-up which reduces bulb
life.
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2. Rotate the light to the outboard side of the vehicle and
remove.
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3. Unlock and remove electrical connector.
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4. Remove the three screws holding the bulb strip to the
back of the tail lamp.
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5. Remove the bulb strip from the tail light lens.
6. Remove bulbs from bulb strip by pulling the bulb
straight out.
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License Lights
1. Remove the two screws securing the lens to the
liftgate.
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2. Rotate the socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise.
Center High-Mounted Stoplight
1. Remove two screws securing stoplight housing assembly to the liftgate.
3. Pull bulb from socket.
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2. Turn socket 1/4 counterclockwise and free from housing.
3. Pull bulb straight from socket to remove.
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Fog Lights
1 – (3) Wheel liner screws
2 – (1) Air dam screw
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To replace the left foglamp bulb:
5. Remove the bulb from the socket and replace.
1. Remove the three wheel liner screws
The right foglamp can be accessed from below the
vehicle. Follow the previous steps 4 and 5 of the left
foglamp to replace the bulb.
2. Remove the remove the far left air dam screw at the
bottom of the fascia.
3. Peel back the liner and access the foglamp
4. Rotate the socket and connector 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull straight reward to disengage from the
lamp.
NOTE: These are Halogen bulbs. Take care not to touch
the bulb with your fingers. Body oils from your fingers
could cause excessive heat build-up, which reduces bulb
life.
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FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
U.S.
Metric
3.7L/4.7L, 87 Octane
5.7L, 89 Octane
27 Gal.
27 Gal
102L
102L
3.7L, SAE 5W-20, API Certified
4.7L, SAE 5W-20, API Certified
5.7L, SAE 5W-20, API Certified
Cooling System (includes 2.1 Qts./2L for coolant bottle
3.7L without Rear Heat (Mopar威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula)
3.7L with Rear Heat (Mopar威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula)
4.7L without Rear Heat (Mopar威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula)
4.7L with Rear Heat (Mopar威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula)
5.7L without Rear Heat (Mopar威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula)
5.7L with Rear Heat (Mopar威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula)
5 Qt.
6 Qt.
7 Qt.
4.7L
5.7L
6.6L
13.5 Qt.
14.5 Qt.
13.1 Qt.
14.2 Qt.
NA
16.6 Qt.
12.9L
13.8L
12.5L
13.5L
NA
15.8L
Fuel
Engine Oil (with filter)
NOTE: All fluid capacities are approximate.
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
3.7/4.7L Engine Oil
5.7L Engine Oil
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs
Fuel Selection 3.7L/4.7L
Fuel Selection 5.7L
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts
Mopar威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or equivalent.
Use SAE 5W-20, API Certified, meeting material standard MS-6395 or equivalent.
Use SAE 5W-20, API Certified, meeting material standard MS-6395 or equivalent.
Mopar威 Engine Oil Filter, P/N 5281090 or equivalent.
Refer to the Vehicle Emission Control Information label in the engine compartment.
87 Octane, (R+M)/2 Method
89 Octane, (R+M)/2 Method
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission
Transfer Case
Front Axle
Rear Axle
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts.
Mopar威 ATF+4, Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Mopar威 ATF+4, Automatic Transmission Fluid.
SAE 75W-90 Multipurpose Type, GL-5 Gear Lubricant or equivalent.
SAE 75W-140 Synthetic Gear Lubricant or equivalent.
Mopar威 DOT 3 and SAE J1703 should be used or equivalent. If DOT 3
brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids.
Mopar威 ATF+4, Automatic Transmission Fluid.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
CONTENTS
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▫ Schedule “B” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
䡵 Maintenance Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
▫ Schedule “A” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440 C
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EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
The “Scheduled” maintenance services, listed in bold
type on the following pages must be done at the times or
mileages specified to assure the continued proper functioning of the emission control system. These, and all
other maintenance services included in this manual,
should be done to provide best vehicle performance and
S reliability. More frequent maintenance may be needed for
C vehicles in severe operating conditions such as dusty
H areas and very short trip 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.
• Taxi, police, or delivery service (commercial service).
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
• Off-road or desert operation.
• If equipped for and operating with E-85 (ethanol)
fuel.
NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then change your
engine oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or 3 months,
whichever comes first and follow schedule “B” of the
⬙Maintenance Schedules⬙ section of this manual.
NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then change your
coolant every 102,000 miles (170 000 km) or 60 months,
whichever comes first and follow schedule “B” of the
⬙Maintenance Schedules⬙ section of this manual.
NOTE: Most vehicles are operated under the conditions
listed for Schedule ⬙B⬙.
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interval that occurs first.
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Second is Schedule “A”. It is for vehicles that are not
operated under any of the conditions listed under Schedule ⬙B⬙.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change in- S
tervals exceed 6000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months C
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whichever comes first.
CAUTION!
Failure to perform the required maintenance items
may result in damage to the vehicle.
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I At Each Stop for Fuel
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warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level while
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the vehicle is on level ground will improve the accuN
racy of the oil level reading. Add oil only when the
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level is at or below the ADD or MIN mark.
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• Check the windshield washer solvent and add if
required.
Once a Month
• Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
damage.
• Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the terminals
as required.
• Check the fluid levels of coolant reservoir, brake
master cylinder, and transmission and add as needed.
• Check all lights and all other electrical items for correct
operation.
SCHEDULE “B”
At Each Oil Change
• Change the engine oil filter.
• Inspect the exhaust system.
• Inspect the brake hoses.
• Inspect the CV joints (if equipped) and front suspension components.
• Check the automatic transmission fluid level.
• Check the coolant level, hoses, and clamps.
425 M
Schedule “B”
Follow schedule “B” if you usually operate your vehicle
under one or more of the following conditions.
• Day or night temperatures are below 32° F (0° C).
• Stop and go driving.
• Extensive engine idling.
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• Trailer towing.
• Driving in dusty conditions.
• Taxi, police, or delivery service (commercial service).
• Off-road or desert operation.
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SCHEDULE “B”
• If equipped for and operating with E-85 (ethanol)
fuel.
NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then change your
engine oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or 3 months,
whichever comes first and follow schedule “B” of the
⬙Maintenance Schedules⬙ section of this manual.
NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then change your
coolant every 102,000 miles (170 000 km) or 60 months,
whichever comes first and follow schedule “B” of the
⬙Maintenance Schedules⬙ section of this manual.
SCHEDULE “B”
Miles
(Kilometers)
Change engine oil and engine oil filter, or at 3
months whichever comes first.
Rotate tires.
Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct
stowage.
Change rear axle fluid.
Change front axle fluid (4X4).
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary.
427 M
3,000
(5 000)
6,000
(10 000)
9,000
(15 000)
12,000
(20 000)
15,000
(25 000)
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M 428 SCHEDULE “B”
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T (Kilometers)
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A months whichever comes first.
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E Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct
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stowage.
Change rear axle fluid.
Change front axle fluid (4X4).
Check transfer case fluid level (4X4).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary.
Replace spark plugs.
Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary.*
18,000
(30 000)
X
X
X
21,000
(35 000)
X
24,000
(40 000)
X
X
X
27,000
(45 000)
X
30,000
(50 000)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
SCHEDULE “B”
Miles
(Kilometers)
Change engine oil and engine oil filter, or at 3
months whichever comes first.
Rotate tires.
Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct
stowage.
Change rear axle fluid.
Change front axle fluid (4X4).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary.
33,000
(55 000)
X
36,000
(60 000)
X
X
X
39, 000
(65 000)
X
42,000
(70 000)
X
429 M
45,000
(75 000)
X
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X
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M 430 SCHEDULE “B”
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T (Kilometers)
E
N Change engine oil and engine oil filter, or at 3
A months whichever comes first.
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E Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct
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stowage.
Change rear axle fluid.
Change front axle fluid (4X4).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary.
Replace spark plugs.
Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary.*
Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace if required.
48,000
(80 000)
X
51,000
(85 000)
X
54,000
(90 000)
X
X
X
X
X
57,000
(95 000)
X
60,000
(100 000)
X
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SCHEDULE “B”
Miles
(Kilometers)
Drain and refill automatic transmission fluid,
change filter (3.7L). This applies only if your vehicle is used for police, taxi, fleet, or frequent
trailer towing.
Drain and refill automatic transmission fluid and
change main sump filter (4.7L/5.7L only). This applies only if your vehicle is used for police, taxi,
fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
Inspect transfer case fluid (4X4).
Flush and replace engine coolant at 60 months, or
102, 000 miles (170 000 km) whichever comes first.
48,000
(80 000)
51,000
(85 000)
54,000
(90 000)
57,000
(95 000)
431 M
60,000
(100 000)
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M 432 SCHEDULE “B”
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T (Kilometers)
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A months whichever comes first.
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E Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct
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stowage.
Change rear axle fluid.
Change front axle fluid (4X4).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary.
Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace if required.
63,000
(105 000)
X
66,000
(110 000)
X
X
X
69,000
(115 000)
X
72,000
(120 000)
X
75,000
(125 000)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
SCHEDULE “B”
Miles
(Kilometers )
Change engine oil and engine oil filter, or at 3
months whichever comes first.
Rotate tires.
Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct
stowage.
Change rear axle fluid.
Change front axle fluid (4X4).
Check transfer case fluid level (4X4).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary.
Replace spark plugs.
Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary.*
Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace if required.
78,000
(130 000)
X
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X
81,000
(135 000)
X
84,000
(140 000)
X
X
X
87,000
(145 000)
X
433 M
90,000
(150 000)
X
X
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X
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X
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M 434 SCHEDULE “B”
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T (Kilometers)
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A whichever comes first.
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E Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage.
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Flush and replace engine coolant, if not replaced at 60
months.
Change rear axle fluid.
Change front axle fluid (4X4).
93,000
(155 000)
X
96,000
(160 000)
X
X
X
99,000
(165 000)
X
102,000
(170 000)
X
X
X
X
X
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SCHEDULE “B”
Miles
(Kilometers)
Change engine oil and engine oil filter, or at 3
months whichever comes first.
Rotate tires.
Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage.
Change rear axle fluid.
Change front axle fluid (4X4).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if
necessary.
Replace spark plugs.
Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary.*
Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace if
required.
Drain and refill transfer case fluid (4X4).
105,000
(175 000)
X
108,000
(180 000)
X
X
X
X
X
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111,000
114,000
117,000
120,000
(185 000) (190 000) (195 000) (200 000)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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M 436 SCHEDULE “B”
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T (Kilometers)
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A change filter (3.7L). This applies only if your
N vehicle is used for police, taxi, fleet, or freC quent trailer towing.
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Drain and refill automatic transmission fluid
and change main sump filter and spin-on
cooler return filter if equipped. (4.7L/5.7L
only). This applies only if your vehicle is used
for police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
Flush and replace engine coolant at 120
months, if not replaced at 102,000 miles (170
000 km).
105,000
(175 000)
108,000
(180 000)
111,000
114,000
117,000
120,000
(185 000) (190 000) (195 000) (200 000)
X
X
X
SCHEDULE “B”
Miles
(Kilometers)
Change engine oil and engine oil filter at interval shown or 3 months, whichever comes
first.
Lubricate Front Drive Shaft Fitting (4X4).
Rotate tires.
Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage.
Lubricate outer tie rod ends (4X4).
Change front and rear axle fluid (4X4).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if
necessary.
Replace spark plugs.
Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary. *
Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace if
required (3.7L/4.7L/5.7L).
123,000
(205 000)
126,000
(210 000)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
437 M
129,000
132,000
135,000
138,000
(215 000) (220 000) (225 000) (230 000)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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M 438 SCHEDULE “B”
A
I
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T (Kilometers)
E
N Change engine oil and engine oil filter at interval shown
A or 3 months, whichever comes first.
N
C Lubricate Front Drive Shaft Fitting (4X4).
E Rotate tires.
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Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage.
Lubricate outer tie rod ends (4X4) models only.
Drain and refill transfer case fluid (4X4).
Change front and rear axle fluid (4X4).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary.
Replace spark plugs.
Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary. *
Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace if required
(3.7L/4.7L/5.7L).
141,000
(235 000)
144,000
(240 000)
147,000
(245 000)
150,000
(250 000)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
SCHEDULE “B”
Miles
(Kilometers)
Drain and refill automatic transmission fluid and change
main sump and spin-on cooler return filter (if equipped).
Flush and replace engine coolant if not replaced at
120,000 miles (200 000 km).
Inspection and service should also be performed anytime
a malfunction is observed or suspected. Retain all receipts.
141,000
(235 000)
144,000
(240 000)
147,000
(245 000)
439 M
150,000
(250 000)
X
X
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* This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer S
to the owner, but not required to maintain the emissions C
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warranty.
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A
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N
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E
N (Kilometers)
A [Months]
N
C Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
E Rotate tires.
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Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct
stowage.
Check transfer case fluid level (4X4).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace as necessary.
Replace spark plugs.
6,000
(10 000)
[6]
X
X
X
12,000
(20 000)
[12]
X
X
X
18,000
(30 000)
[18]
X
X
X
24,000
(40 000)
[24]
X
X
X
30,000
(50 000)
[30]
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
SCHEDULE “A”
Miles
(Kilometers)
[Months]
Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage.
Check transfer case fluid level (4X4).
Flush and replace engine coolant at 60
months, if not replaced at 102,000 miles (170
000 km).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if
necessary.
Replace spark plugs.
Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary. *
Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace if
required.
36,000
(60 000)
[36]
X
X
X
42,000
(70 000)
[42]
X
X
X
48,000
(80 000)
[48]
X
X
54,000
(90 000)
[54]
X
X
X
60,000
66,000
(100 000) (110 000)
[60]
[66]
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
441 M
X
X
X
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A
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T (Kilometers)
E
N [Months]
A Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
N
C Rotate tires.
E Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct
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stowage.
Check transfer case fluid level (4X4).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary.
Replace spark plugs.
Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary.*
Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace if required.
72,000
(120 000)
[72]
X
X
X
X
78,000
(130 000)
[78]
X
X
X
84,000
(140 000)
[84]
X
X
X
90,000
(150 000)
[90]
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
96,000
(160 000)
[96]
X
X
X
SCHEDULE “A”
Miles
(Kilometers)
[Months]
Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage.
Drain and refill transfer case fluid (4X4).
Flush and replace engine coolant, if not replaced at 60
months.
Flush and replace engine coolant at 120 months, if not
replaced at 102,000 miles (170 000 km).
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace as necessary.
Replace spark plugs.
Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary.*
102,000
(170 000)
[102]
X
X
X
108,000
(180 000)
[108]
X
X
X
114,000
(190 000)
[114]
X
X
X
443 M
120,000
(200 000)
[120]
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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M 444 SCHEDULE “A”
A
I
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T (Kilometers)
E
N [Months]
A Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
N
C Rotate tires.
E Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage.
S
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Drain and refill transfer case fluid (4X4).
Lubricate Front Drive Shaft Fitting (4X4).
Flush and replace engine coolant, if not replaced at 120,000
miles (200 000 km).
Lubricate outer tie rod ends (4X4) models only.
Inspect brake linings.
Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace if required (3.7L/
4.7L/5.7L).****
Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary.
Replace spark plugs.
Inspect PCV Valve, replace as necessary. *
126,000
132,000
138,000 144,000 150,000
(210 000) (220 000) (230 000) (240 000) (250 000)
[126]
[132]
[138]
[144]
[150]
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
SCHEDULE “A”
Inspection and service should also be performed anytime
a malfunction is observed or suspected. Retain all receipts.
* This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer
to the owner, but not required to maintain the emissions
warranty.
445 M
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which
you have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
CONTENTS
䡵 Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
▫ Prepare For The Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
䡵 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
䡵 Publication Order Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
䡵 Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire
Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
䡵 If You Need Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
䡵 Warranty Information (U.S. Vehicles Only) . . . . . 451
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
䡵 Mopar威 Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
▫ Temperature Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455
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SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
Prepare For The Appointment
If you’re having warranty work done, be sure to have the
right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the
warranty, discuss additional charges with the service
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s
service history. This can often provide a clue to the
current problem.
Prepare A List
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident,
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the
service advisor know.
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items, and you must have your
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many dealers you may obtain a rental vehicle at a
minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it is advisable
to make these arrangements when you call for an appointment.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
The manufacturer and its dealers are vitally interested in
your satisfaction. We want you to be happy with our
products and services.
Warranty service must be done by an authorized
Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep dealer. We strongly recommend
that you take your vehicle to your selling dealer. They
know you and your vehicle best, and are most concerned
that you get prompt and high quality service. The
manufacturer’s dealers have the facilities, factory-trained
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technicians, special tools, and the latest information to
assure your vehicle is fixed correctly and in a timely
manner.
This is why you should always talk to your dealer’s
service manager first. Most matters can be resolved with
this process.
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the
general manager or owner of the dealership. They
want to know if you need assistance.
• If your dealership is unable to resolve the concern, you
may contact the Manufacturer’s Customer Center.
Any communication to the Manufacturer’s Customer
Center should include the following information:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
• Dealership name
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• Vehicle identification number
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation Customer Center
P.O. Box 21–8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
Phone: (800) 992-1997
DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
P.O. Box 1621
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Phone —(800) 465–2001
In Mexico contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Mexico, D. F.
In Mexico (915) 729–1248 or 729–1240
Outside Mexico (525) 729–1248 or 729–1240
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Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its Customer
Center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
Service Contract
You may have purchased a service contract for your
vehicle to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected repairs after your manufacturer’s new vehicle
limited warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only the manufacturer’s Service Contracts. If you
purchased a manufacturer’s Service Contract, you will
receive Plan Provisions and an Owner Identification Card
in the mail within three weeks of your vehicle delivery
date. If you have any questions about your service
contract, call the manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer Hotline at 1-800-521-9922.
The manufacturer will not stand behind any service
contract that is not the manufacturer’s Service Contract. It
is not responsible for any service contract other than the
manufacturer’s Service Contract. If you purchased a
service contract that is not a manufacturer’s Service
Contract, and you require service after your manufacturer’s new vehicle limited warranty expires, please refer to
your contract documents, and contact the person listed in
those documents.
We appreciate that you have made a major investment
when you purchased your new vehicle. Your dealer has
also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
your ownership experience. You’ll be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
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WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
See the Warranty Information Booklet for the terms and
provisions of DaimlerChrysler’s warranties applicable to
this vehicle.
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
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campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your dealer, and the
manufacturer.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–
9153), or go to http://www.NHTSA.gov. 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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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.
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• Owner’s Manuals.
These manuals have been prepared with the assistance
of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you
with specific Chrysler group vehicles. Included are
starting, operating, emergency and maintenance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities and
safety tips.
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Call Toll Free at:
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the World Wide Web at:
• www.techauthority.daimlerchrysler.com
• www.daimlerchrysler.ca/manuals
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
The following describes the tire grading categories established by the National highway Traffic Safety Administration. The specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s
manufacturer in each category is shown on the sidewall
of the tires on your car.
All Passenger Car Tires Must Conform to Federal Safety
Requirements in Addition to These Grades.
Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the
wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and a half (1
1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends
upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and
may depart significantly from the norm due to variations
in driving habits, service practices and differences in road
characteristics and climate.
Traction Grades
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. Those grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions
on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
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Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel than the minimum required by law.
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WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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INDEX
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . 188,271
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . 372
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 230,375
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
Air Conditioning, Rear Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375,377
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230,375
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360,361,362,372
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294,303
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51,194
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59,73
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,188
Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Antenna, Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . 382,383,417
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . 271,275
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Anti-Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,188
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Arming Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . 18
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80,83
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,254
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251,254,389
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390,419
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Torque Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
INDEX
Axle Lubrication (Axle Fluid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Ball Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360,361,362,374
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Emergency Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . 25
Saving Feature (Protection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Belts, Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271,387
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271,275
Disc Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
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Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188,191
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . 71
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Calibration, Compass . . . . . .
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . .
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Steering . . . . . . . . .
Radiator (Coolant Pressure)
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
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Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . 72,161,314
Cargo Management System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Cargo Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Cargo Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
CD (Compact Disc) Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197,205
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84,229
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62,63
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65,70
Child Restraint with Automatic Belts . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Child Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Climate Control, Rear Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234,240
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195,199,207,219
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172,174
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150,151
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) . 360,361,362,383
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381,384
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
INDEX
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze)
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . .
Cruise Control (Speed Control) . .
Cup Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . 383
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. . . . . . 382,417,418
. . . . . . . . . . . . 185
. . . . . . . . . . . . 143
. . . . . . . . . . . . 173
. . . . . . . . . . . . 448
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73,232,238
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Dipsticks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
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Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Disarming, Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Disc Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Door Opener, Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Drive Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Drive Shaft Universal Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
DVD Player (Video Entertainment System) . . . . . . 223
E-85 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . 143
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) . . . . . . . . . 191,279
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . 152
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Emergency, In Case of
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Tow Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . 422
Emission Related Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Engine
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361,362
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,72,314
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367,417,418
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360,361,362,369
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Equipment Identification Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,72,314,380
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72,380
Extender, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Fabric Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Engine Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370,418
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
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Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135,185,409
Flat Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346,352
Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317,318
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172,174
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387,419
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
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Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . 418
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135,415
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117,120
Four Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Four-Way Hazard Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Front Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310,418
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310,417
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Fuel, Flexible . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Fuel System Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
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Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172,398,402,405
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . 314,316,363
Gas Gauge (Fuel Gauge) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,309
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Grease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321,324
Gross Cargo Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320,323
Hands-Free Phone (UConnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . . 137
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . 137
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Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HomeLink威 (Garage Door Opener) Transmitter
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,13
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62,63
Inflation Pressure Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Information Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
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Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Inverter Outlet (115V) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345,347
Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Key, Replacement . . . . .
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer)
Keyless Entry System . . .
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Knee Bolster . . . . . . . . .
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INDEX
Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . 135,185,409
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39,44
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for
CHildren) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74,130
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59,194
Anti-Lock Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407,408
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
Courtesy/Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Dome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191,279
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135,186,415
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133,185
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131,151
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185,186
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . 192
Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . 193
INDEX
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135,409
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . 185
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
(LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Lubricating Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Lug Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Luggage Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Lumbar Support
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Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Schedule “A” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Schedule “B” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) . . 192,364
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452
Manual Transmission
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Memory Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80,83
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
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Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365,451
Multi-Displacement Engine System . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Navigation Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Navigation System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Occupant Classification System (OCS) . . . . . . . . . . 55
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367,418
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370,418
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369,417
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369,417
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363,364
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189,257
Overdrive OFF Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150,151
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . 452
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
INDEX
Parking On Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Pedals, Adjustable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Pets, Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Phone, Hands-Free (UConnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . 289
Positive Crankcase Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Power
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . . . 360,361,362,402
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,28
Lift Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . 169,170
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273,377
Steering Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360,361,362
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Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . 155,162,165
Programming Transmitters
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23,162,165
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . 381,383
Radio Broadcast Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Radio, Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197,205,229
Radio, Satellite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219,223
Radio (Sound Systems) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197,205
Rear Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
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Rear Cup Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Rear Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Rear Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Shifting into Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . . . 338
Shifting out of Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . 340
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Release, Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . 227
Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62,67
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Roll Over Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Roof Type Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219,223
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
INDEX
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,39,73
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62,63
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Fold and Tumble Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115,117
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115,117
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,188
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 382,418
471
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Service and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366,422
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195,199,207,219
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Shifting
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Transfer Case, Shifting into Transfer
Case Neutral (N) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Transfer Case, Shifting out of Transfer
Case Neutral (N) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Shoulder Belt Upper Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135,185,409
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
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Snow Plow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297,298
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Emergency (Jump Starting) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Engine Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Steering
Column Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Column Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273,377
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . 227
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Supplemental Tire Pressure Information . . . . . . . . 303
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
System, Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Taillights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . 235
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . 185
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Theft System Arming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Theft System Disarming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . 289,303
Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
INDEX
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73,293,454
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289,290
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
473
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284,293
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Wheel Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Wheel Nut Torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Torque Converter Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Tow Hooks, Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190,277
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Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Trailer Towing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,254
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254,389
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254,389
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390,419
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) . 25
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLink威) . . 160
Transmitter Programming (Remote Keyless Entry) . 23
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Trip Odometer Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135,185,409
UConnect™ (Hands-Free Phone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Underhood Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Vehicle Information Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290,320
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
INDEX
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Video Entertainment System (Rear Seat
Video System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . 185
Warning, Roll Over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
Washer, Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360,361,362
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Weight Load Carrying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Wheel Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Wheel Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Wheel Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
475
Wheel Nut Torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232,238
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138,140,379
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138,360,361,362,379
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Wiper, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Wrecker Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
YES Essentials威 Fabric Cleaning Procedure . . . . . . 395
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